Border Route EP

by Steven Chambre

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Take a road trip through the weird world with the Border Route EP; a collection of songs ranging from organ dirges and alien folk to dry road rock. Blessed with arcane and imaginative lyrics, Border Route tackles a world at its precipice.

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released 17 September 2013

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All lyrics and music written by Steven Chambre, with bass lines by Jeff Ritsert and Steven Chambre

Steven Chambre- Vocals, Guitars, Keyboard, Organ and Percussion

Jeff Ritsert- Bass Guitar

Sam Clark-Mchale- Cello on "Eulogy for a Century"

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Track Name: Border Route (Mantis Speed Freak)
So warm and tired
Dry spells mutter in my sleep
Dunes on dunes
Like the open
Life could last forever

Dream-bound underground
bathed in golden lights
can't even tell if it's working
so comes the day
as comes tommorow
so say the wise men in stories
Track Name: Mense Pece
Over the mountainside where the old men butcher sheep
the wind cracks like a radio, the roads grow desperate dry and weak
winding around the hills the train beckons the sky
it carries troubled beings who seek strange things to mend their ills

Morals running low on morphine
mountains turned to numbers
propped upon a billboard
he’s numbed or maybe tired
tapping at his window
with fingers like pine needles
a thousand spinning magnets calling towards the ocean

And high above the rock in the emptiness of day
we sat above the clouds above the foggy rain
and Coral never said from where the others came
the hovered high like flies from hungry lights so red and grey

Mense Pece makes me peaceful
it makes me so so peaceful
it fills me like its plastic
it keeps me white and sterile
and should your eyes start filming
than split the lens with paper
it’s one way through tomorrow, another to your wallet

And we’ll go sit down by the freeway
the traffic howls just down below
they will descend from high up the mountains
and then far off we shall go

Over the mountainside where the old men butcher sheep
the wind cracks like a radio, the roads grow desperate dry and weak
winding around the hills the train blackens the sky
it carries troubled beings who seek strange things to spread their ills
Track Name: On the River
What will we do today
As the others pale away
on a boat within the float
there's a joke beneath the bay

The builder builds away
To ease another day
When life's light ropes
string a dope, a dope can't run away

What was that they tell us
Whatever takes us higher
Whichever way the wind blows
It doesn't really matter
For all the world's not gold

The children by the river
bring us food and bring us laughter
tomorrow they forget us
they don't remember after

We keep our eyes so clear
so cold and insincere
bring our love
into the river
deeper and deeper

The water comes and folds us
Keeps us sharp and light
Keeps our fears in silence
and anger in the night
but oh

The fog is grey

--Vocal Interlude--

And so the bay draws near
My friend I hold you dear
Raise the sails to fortune's flail
and calm beneath the wind

And so we shall be right
Again and again
In the port, we raise our mugs
to the sound of missing friends

The last thing we shall see
The river's calm and breeze
like life beneath a coma
and death between your knees
We sail again
and again
and again
Track Name: Petting Zoo
Come in closer
pose for pictures
you know you can't free him from this genocide
but you can look into his eyes
and take that stare back home
and post it on your wall

Come on children
Grandma's waiting
With the servant who lights our candle's bright
who sleeps in slums at night
who complains about his job
but at least we gave him one

Can't you see our glorious heights
Which strangle all horizons
just say the word/ to calm the heard
and waste all of their time

Come on babe
I know you love me
You know that we can
get away from here
go to Paris or Trier
come on fuck your job
I'll get you a new one

Can't you see our glorious heights
which strangle all horizons
just say the word
to calm the heard
and waste all of their time
Track Name: Generation
I am the future
Cold and unblinking
I do not eat
Do not sleep
I play all my cards at once
I conquer the inevitable
assigned to my reality
there is no failure, only change
I do not walk
I hover
I play only realistically
and in the comfort of my own home
I work out three times a day
one hour each
I am always connected to the internet
I like networking
it makes me feel less alone
I am the culture of the new world
I am all encompassing
I am man, machine and god
in a light affordable package.
Track Name: Sunrise Alien
Raise, your helpless eyes towards me
before we speak of sunrise near the sunrise alien
Oppose, you deem you're at your dusk
but the sun is merely rising and you're staring towards the west

People are babies
staring upon their reflections to war
and all that I see is evolving
Our dreams have all changed by the end

(No one will expect what we are gonna feed the world)

And move towards a game saved for strangers
Cutting the cards neath the shrouded surreal
Track Name: Eulogy for a Century
Hold my arms out weary eyed
to the stars, to those few that I trust
my hands tied with iron
archives of byzantine pondering

The sun is tired of America's idol
who stretches in sighs to no end
Yet mountains of dust
gather for trains towards tomorrow

And now the day that nary a soul
can spare a word to enlighten me
comes crashing to my feet
Ascension's Glorious Wound

Till childe nations carry off
sweet residue from the demagogue
sit silently in your arms
Ascension's Glorious Wound

Traveler's of paradise
seek maps screaming to no avail
they look toward the west
but know its a dream left forgotten

Dissident's from Paris fly to Shanghai
to hide their loose ends
but in good time they'll find
that no one is saved for tomorrow

And now the trade winds
shred the skin of smokescreen nationalities
which lie in honeyed words
Ascensions Glorious Wound

Till childe nations carry off
sweet residue of the demagogue
sit silently in your arms
Ascension's Glorious Wound

Oh wherever we go
Lost in the snow
A soldier knows
another, another time
Another, Another Time

Oh he knows
Yes he knows

Oh wherever we go
Lost in the snow
A soldier knows
another, another time
Another, Another Time

The city sleeps under a sapphire
as convicts hang from such a lonely noose
and from the eyes of little wanderers
Fall and settle on this ancient crux

And through the eyes of long dead kings
come sweeping waves of born realities
shaping dreams from just a node of dust
far from any cut under the cloth

Somehow we have restrained ourselves
We could be mad but were not
You know, we'll find out soon enough

ah ah ah

Somewhere by yourself
Don't give heed for the sun
is holy matter

ah ah ah