Brawl In Paradise

by Elyas Khan

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released May 10, 2014

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Elyas Khan Berlin, Germany

Brawl In Paradise is Elyas's first solo record following three releases from his NYC based band Nervous Cabaret. Rejecting cultural and artistic nostalgia, Elyas rips apart his music, creating new soundtracks of post-glam, pre-revolutionary, art-rock: styled, not fashioned. Khan fits with musicians who are defined within their own context: artists such as Peter Gabriel, Amanda Palmer or Radiohead. ... more

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Track Name: Transmission Room 804
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Top of The World
I was looking at you while you was staring away
I want to tell you
Wanted to tell you all day
What am I going to do you ever go away
If every tree and home I loved
Just disappeared some day
If every bird, dog or cat just blown away
First Strike, second strike
My head up on a pike
The worst that we can think of is normal very normal
They say we're on the brink of War

-The sound of a door bell- ding dong

"I'm sorry baby, now you go answer the little door huh"

She looks like a girl
But she's the whole wide world she said
"Gonna tell you something that you never really new about
You baby you baby you baby you
Gonna bring you something that you never really brought about
Gonna ask you something that you never really thought about
Gonna show you something that you never really seen a lot
Touch you in the ways that you only ever dreamt about"

But I'm only dreaming of this

"The real price of progress is to seal the hand pumps
Cut the water off and then you'll have them on the run
Cross out all the history books and throw a big parade
The past is all dependent on your looks
Hip Hip Hooray

Our Leader is a hero
A real Hiroshima
He got me pulling Rickshaws throwing bombs from his Beemer (BMW ...Car)
They put him up on MTV to read all of his poems
'Cause Genocide is boring shitty ratings we all know it

Non violent terrorism doesn't sell
Starving in a shed
While they build the Damn Wells
A hunger striker asks me "Where in all the Holy Books
It says to rip the stomachs out while the bloody world looks?"
Looks like a paradise but smells like a morgue
If you don't like this baby
You can hit the fucking door
Your tail falls off when you're getting into trouble
It's growing back again
You're feeling safe
Trouble's double"

-Is this the end of our civilization?
You my wish to deny it
But your eyes tell you it's true
A tale to stun the mind-

Enron-i-Mo saving all the people from themselves
Keep it in the family where nobody else dwells
But just in case your feeling
You need value for your money
We'll make a little movie
Lot's of Gore
Plenty Honey

We are the untouchables
You are the untouched
We're bouncing 'round the satellites
You're digging for you're lunch
The water's very private
You can sip yours from the toilet
Milk and Cola reaching for your wallet

The bombs were the bombs
Now the Damn is a damn right
You Hungry?
Try Guzzling the pesticide

Top of the World baby
Top Of the World baby
Top of the World baby

I'm on Top Of The world
All me and by me-self
None of it was easy
Had to free you from yourselves
The air was very costly
But a Sweet little deal
Now Fuck Off will you please
And help me keep this Real!
Track Name: Brawl In Paradise
Killing for Power
Insecurities on The Rise
I strung a bell on the cat
I heard her growing Fat
She's in Love with Parrots and Tanks and Grenades
and I'm spoiling for a fight

We're sinking the mother ship
Brawling in Paradise
Give us your hairs
your horns
your hooves
Your Bones
your home

Give me your hairs your Bones
Give me your Home

I live where you live
So you can go
You can go wherever you want
You can go wherever you want

Give us yours Hairs
your horns
your bones
Give us your homes
Now I live where you live
so you can go
You can go
Wherever you want

Kings and successors
Living Gods
Elephants in disguise

The Jungle opened up
Like a Book they couldn't read
We swam from second to second to second
Swallowing the sea

Oh I believed everything
Crawling to Paradise
Give your hairs
your horns
your hooves
your bones
your home

Oooh... Face x 4

I live where you live
So you can go
You can go wherever you want
You can go wherever you want

Give us yours Hairs
your horns
your bones
Give us your home
Now I live where you live
so you can go
You can go
you can go

Give us yours Hairs
your horns
your bones
Give us your homes
Now I live where you live
so you can go
You can go

Where
ever you want

OUTRO
Give us hairs
your horns
your hooves

Give us hairs
your horns
your hooves
Your Face
Your Bones
your brains
your spooks
I'm Spoiling for a fight
In Paradise

In Paradise

There is no rush
There is no rush
I'll take you with me

We're sinking the Mother ship
Brawling in Paradise x 4
Track Name: Lowest of The Low
I was happy x 4
I was the Lowest of the Low
They had my future x 4
Had my ready made soul

Don't let this happen x 4
When you kiss them let them go

Don't let this happen x 4
Use your body and run

They got your future x 4
Got your ready made soul

ooh yeah I was happy was the lowest of the low x 2

The isolation
The muck The Gold
He came he Saw
He went Mad

I was happy x 4

Too bored by fantasy
Too smart for TV
Tear up your CV
No God
Not You Not Me

I was happy x 4
was The lowest of the Low
They had my future x 4
They had my ready made soul

Ooh yeah i was happy
Was the lowest of the Low
Ooooh Yeah I was happy
Was the Lowest of the Low

Of the Low x 16

I am the Optimist About nothing at all
I am the Sensationalist about nothing at all
I am the Hedonist without nothing at all
I am the Preparationalist for nothing at all
I am the Reparationalist for nothing at all
I am the Optimist about nothing at all
I am the Sensationalist about about nothing at all
I am the Hedonist without nothing at all
Track Name: Alien in Waiting
Instrumental
Track Name: The River
Saw a new Heaven
Lived a new earth
Possessed by the Gods
We dig Through the dirt
To the River

Swinging from the bells
Nothing can save you now
Friends turn into foes
Like arrows through the clouds
To the River
The River

Hoping that we'll walk someday
I we go and in we go
Search for the hidden way
In we go and in we go and in we go and.....

The River
Track Name: Three Merry Boys
Three Merry Boys
Make your own toys
Your mamma's gone with Hep C
Girls sing in church with HIV
They Smile at you
They're lonely
They're lonely

Slums and Poets
They sleep deeper
Nobodies Child
No one to keep ya
Nothing simple
About the simple life
Took your final first steps
The day your Mama died

Are you lonely
Lonely

(Repeat)

Death take me easy
The living was hard
Track Name: Just A Shadow
You fought for Dad's Army
You Joined the Rosy Brigade
You was
Just a Shadow x4

Our Crime
Sing Like
Monsters x 3

You Fought for dad's Army
You Joined the Rosy Parade
You was
Just a Shadow x 4
Track Name: Bells
My Compass is not bound
North nor South
It does not guide me to
Just one house
I do not serve the west
I do not kneel to the East
I was there when the Bells
Starting ringing

I saw the millions of Nostalgic face
I saw the atom
Exploding forms and hidden places
I was here before
Before the barren statistics
Before the talentless could hit this
Before the nuclear Mystics
I was here before
Sounding the alarm

Feel more than you do
Know more than you do
Care more than you do
More than you
Track Name: Cook The Ocean
Itching my skin
I care
I care if you do

I'm Ditching my dreams I swear
I swear if you do

Magicians who green your grass
They're living here too

No evidence Balderdash!
We'll smoke them out soon

Ooooh I
Cook the Ocean
I cook the ocean x 8

Baking and boiled all that
All that was in view
Meaningless words
Dogs see cats different than you
Maybe more maybes are
Are long Overdue

Oooh I
Cook the Ocean
I cook The Ocean x 8

Cook the Ocean x 12
Track Name: What A Party
Instrumental
Track Name: Dear Eliza
So you got
One Leg
Glass Eye
Gold Tooth
Scraping for Benjamin's in a Porno booth
Sure horny as the next Ruth
Right down to your musty boots

But no love
In sight
The love scene just born to loose
Shooting pollen from a rusty root

Yeah your gonna step
You're gonna need to
In time
If it please you
The second you trip
Because the ego
Like grease do
Slip
Disc

In the event
You witness
The prowess
Of the Baroness
Connecting the dots
In your field
No less
Sign sealed
Delivering the goods
Big Mess

Can't beg
Can't lie
No food
Sucking the vitamins from a..
Dead Shoot
Dogs are corny but you
Gotta move
Crying but you got the tunes

Can't fall
No plan B for you
Money tree
Chopped down
No meat in your stew
Your children just
Grew and Grew

If you can't fall
You'd better carry big stick yeah huh?
If you can't fail
You'd better swing them big hips yeah huh?

Dear Eliza
She go to the market
Shoot horse
Cause she's no moderate
Need to celebrate
All work no play
Make for Liza
A dull Day

Yeah you're gonna step
Or else she'll feel you
Like wine
More will heal you
The second you trip
Because you're fear go
Cogito Ergo
Sum
Luck

In the event
You witness
The prowess
Of the Baroness
Connecting the dots
In your field
No less
Sign sealed
Delivering the goods

Dear Eliza
She go to the market
You'd better carry big stick yeah huh?