The Grey Area

by Huminoida

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about

Melancholic electropop, melodies, message, angst and beauty. Huminoida's second full-length album offers nine tracks of deep human emotions from the darker end of the scale.

credits

released April 6, 2018

Written and recorded by K-K-
at the Cutting Room, Turku 2015 - 2017.
Sleeve and design by K-K-.

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Track Name: Thoughts Like Insects
THOUGHTS LIKE INSECTS

The little things I've loved in life
are now in decline
Many values I've admired
are being despised
And the things made just for fun,
are denounced unproductive - and that's a big no-no!
They can only bring you joy
you can't measure them in gold

Sometimes I need to lift-off
to get a wider view,
to get some air

Eyes wide shut on collision course
More! More! as the driving force
Advantages for the very few
the current trend in economy
Masters of unbounded greed stuff their egos,
fix their deals - and we're bleeding
Curators of disparity are never the ones who
pick up the pieces

But the thoughts still run free
they run like little insects
towards the light
Through cracks they'll always find their way
towards the light
To uncharted fields they fly
from the lands of shadeless grey

So many people believing
that their opinion's the only truth
Bigotry and hate is cheap
as they're spilling poison, spilling blood
The nations short on warmth
and short on memory
silently blessing violence
as a common policy

Sometimes I need to lift-off
to get a wider view,
to get some air
Every now and then I'm drowning
in the waves of chaos
and fear (The ball of confusion)

Could it be that you've misunderstood
your importance and your place?
Yes, it's a dog eat dog world
and that's exactly what we've made
"It’s just the nature’s way, signs of the times" you say,
but the times are we
So how’s it going to be,
do you decrease or add to the misery?

And the thoughts still run free,
they run like little insects
towards the light
Through cracks they'll always find their way
towards the light
To uncharted fields they fly
from the lands of shadeless grey
Track Name: Contradictator
CONTRADICTATOR

I'm a stone cold pacifist,
sometimes an eager annihilist!
Keen defender of humanity
although most of you make me sick

I can't find serenity
The peace of mind escapes me

I'm ambitious and I'm clever
but nowhere near enough
I don't play games, and as you've noticed
I can't keep my mouth shut

The area I pursue
Is shooting myself in the foot

Don't try to pigeonhole me
I'm not the one you want me to be
Impaired by contradictions
I'm my own enemy
My own enemy

Yeah, my head may be in the clouds,
and I never hide behind the crowds
I know the harsh realities
but haven't dismissed the power of dreams

I'm that snowball in hell
A grain of sand inside a shell
I'm balancing on a tightrope
above the flames, feeling unwell

I can't find serenity
The peace of mind escapes me

Don't try to pigeonhole me
I'm not the one you want me to be
Impaired by contradictions
I'm my own enemy
My own enemy

Not the one you want me to be
I'm my own enemy
Track Name: Ghosts on Photos
GHOSTS ON PHOTOS

A stack of photos on the floor
The sense of joy and remorse
Snapshots from another time
I barely recognize

As if the lights grew dim
as I'm sinking into
elusive moments in time

Ghosts on photos

The melancholy overtakes my mind
as I'm touched from beyond the time,
time when memories were made

And all these faces filled with lust for life
genuine hope glowing in their eyes
all those many years ago

The piece of paper in my hand,
old-fashioned and torn like me
displays a happy couple
Where will they be?
Just a pair of ghosts...

The melancholy overtakes my mind
as I'm touched from beyond the time,
time when memories were made

And all the faces filled with lust for life
genuine hope glowing in our eyes
all those many years ago
Track Name: Just by Wishing
JUST BY WISHING

I wouldn't want to sound so cynical
but there's a pattern here recognizable
The sweet moments of enjoyment
framed by boredom and fear
I'm pretty sure you know it all

Oh honey you can dance the night away
and wake up to the chaos that remains
You know it's going to be the same every day
And you know that nothing's changed
just by wishing

Disappointments and despair,
the side-effects of life
They swarm in without hesitation
and won't form a line

At the darkest hour I feel it's all the same
cause we're stuck in our miscast roles in a play

You can dance the night away
and wake up to the chaos that remains
You know it's going to be the same every day
And you know that nothing's changed
just by wishing

I hate to be such a pessimist
but self-deception's not my thing
and I can't make sense of all the horrid events
that keep on pouring in

The cruelty and maliciousness
the frailty of our existence
The horrid events that are pouring in
from the horn of plenty

We can dance night away
and wake up to the chaos that remains
At the darkest hour I feel it's all the same
'cause we know that nothing's changed
just by wishing

Just by wishing
Track Name: Beneath the Empty Skies
BENEATH THE EMPTY SKIES

I'm not a saint but it creeps me out
to see lives being trampled to the ground
and circles of evil spinning round and round

Some of us cope with chemicals,
some weep behind the smiles
I'm lucky to have you near
'cause I cannot cope at all

Some find their consolation
from the city lights
Some seek it from cathedrals,
some between the thighs

You and I
we're driven by desires
and sometimes deviate from the path
Some get so hopelessly lost
they vanish into dark

Whatever gets you through the night
that's fine
but please don't violate life
After all it's all we got
beneath the empty skies

Many spend their lives exploiting
without a sense of shame
Some try to make ends meet
despite the scars and pain

Some play it safe, some live a lie
some place themselves up on the pedestals
Some try to find themselves
by reaching for the stars

You and I
we're driven by desires
and sometimes deviate from the path
Some get so hopelessly lost
they vanish into dark

Whatever gets you through the night
that's fine
but please don't violate life
After all it's all we got
beneath the empty skies
Track Name: Double Life
DOUBLE LIFE

How to lead a double life
conceal the soul
One face to call my own,
one for the show

Like the rivers underground
out of sight they carve their ways
Like the secret lovers lie
in the flames of the morning light

How to deal with double life
The plaster on the walls
only masks the breaking points
I know, I know...

Like the rivers underground
out of sight they carve their ways
Like the secret lovers lie
in the flames of the morning light

One face used as a disguise
the other turned towards the night
One face here to hold onto
and one to lose
Track Name: Trying Times
TRYING TIMES

The facts merge with the fiction
Ignorance seeps through the wires
I can't see through distractions
Trying times

The world is filled with noise
chaotic signals lead you on
The world is filled with anger
it cuts like a knife through an empty soul

No black and white, no clear straight lines
I can't see through distractions

False prophets and politicians,
blood trails of religions
We've had enough of the afflictions
of these trying times

Trying to fight back the darkness
behind the eyes, the poisoned minds
Is there something there left to find
besides the noise?

Haters are hating,
naysayers naying
In the heat of debating
the point is lost

"I don't give a damn" -culture
gaining ground like a wildfire
Another day over
what do you hope for the future?

No black and white, no clear straight lines
I can't see through...

False prophets and politicians,
religions as weapons
We've had enough of the afflictions
of these trying times

Trying to fight back the darkness
behind the eyes, the poisoned minds
Is there something there left to find
besides the noise?

Trying to fight back the darkness
I can't see through distractions
Trying times

Trying to fight back the darkness
behind the eyes, we're getting tired
of deceiving and flat-out lying
Trying times
Track Name: Every Time Humankind
EVERY TIME HUMANKIND

Didn't we get over this one yet?
The intimidation and the lies
Among the bullying baboons, the pounding of the chests,
the biggest ass is idolized

Hundreds of years of expertise
in oppression and trickery
These men with grand delusions, desperate to leave a mark
They're going down the psycho's path

And once again they're rolling in
the rhetoric of the madmen

And while the conflict rages on
we keep on speculating
calculating, playing time
Playing deaf dumb and blind

And every time humankind
is taking steps forward
Some piece of shit power hungry git
is kicking us back down

And what the hell with the mid-east crisis?
The endless flames of the holy fighting
Arms dealers send their best regards!

Communication failure is complete
Extremist powers on a heat
Ideologies and religions, handy cloaks for fanaticism,
the fundamentally violent point of view

Circus of death's on tour again
It's on a road again..

And while the tour rages on
we keep on speculating
calculating, playing time
Playing deaf dumb and blind

And every time humankind
is on a firing line
A misguided trigger-happy kid
is waiting to blow it out

It goes on and on
it goes on and on and on...

Every time humankind
is taking steps forward
Some piece of shit power hungry git
is kicking us back down

And every time humankind
is on a firing line
Those who benefit from the carnage
are making sure we take a hit

It goes on and on
it goes on and on and on...
Track Name: I'll Meet You there
I'LL MEET YOU THERE

So it's ending now like it just began
with an intense need to move towards the light
There was something between with what I struggled so hard
But from the distance it all seems so futile

Don't worry baby
you're going to be just fine
and when the darkness clears up
so will I

I'm lying awake at this very late hour
waiting for the circus to finally leave the town
I don't mind the show but what's with all the clowns?
The rings of despair veiled under cheap laughs

I'll meet you there
Where the state of things flip over the horizon
I'll meet you there
where the Sun coloured days last forever on
I'll meet you there
Where the chaos is closed and the demons have gone to sleep
I'll meet you there
Where the myriad dreams wipe the face of reality

The bold and the privileged are busy building misery
The so-called ordinary people entangled in their beliefs
And those in the know and the know-it-alls too are riding on the latest waves
self-serving and clever, painfully post-post

But don't worry now
you're going to be just fine
And when the noise fades out
so will I

I'll meet you there
Where the everyday strains flip over the horizon
I'll meet you there
where the Sun coloured days last forever on
I'll meet you there
Where the chaos is closed and you can be whatever you were meant to be
I'll meet you there
Where the myriad dreams wipe the face of reality

I'll meet you there
Where the chaos is closed and the demons have gone to sleep
I'll meet you there
Where the myriad dreams wipe the face of reality
I'll meet you there

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