The Grey Area

by Huminoida

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1.
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
Double Life 03:24
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
7.
Trying Times 04:00
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
8.
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...
9.
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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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.

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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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