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Top of The World

from Brawl In Paradise by Elyas Khan

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TOP OF THE WORLD Inspired by the political writings of Arundhati Roy. I imagined my wife, our life and the sudden apocalyptic end of everything I knew. The door bell rings: it’s Ms Roy. She makes haste and proceeds to lay out the real deal: the need to confront truths outside oneself, the need to examine, down to the very genome, that which corrupts. The song steadily increases in tempo until the climax where it resumes it’s original tempo, reflecting the manic nature then resolution of the subject matter.


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!


from Brawl In Paradise, 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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