Crows Into Swine

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All songs © & ® Pheroze Karai 2011
Published By Lemme Wilson (ASCAP) - All Rights Reserved
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released November 1, 2011

All songs written and arranged by Pheroze Karai
Vocal, guitar, and bass performances by Pheroze Karai
Drum performances by Joe Renaud


Produced by: Pheroze Karai and Clay Wells Holley
Mixed by: Clay Wells Holley
Track 4 and Track 10 Mixed by Nick Cohen
Recorded at: The Kennel and 75
Recording Engineer: Clay Wells Holley
Additional Engineering: Nick Cohen
Assistant Engineer at Kennel: Billy Polo
Mastered by: Adrian Morgan

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Pheroze Brooklyn, New York

Clever, versatile singer, guitarist, songwriter and producer Pheroze makes intricately-crafted music that illuminates life’s mysteries and provides a window into a world infused with lush and inventive melodies and harmonies.

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Track Name: Crows Into Swine
I'm feeling fine
Turned blood into wine
The whispers in my mind
Won't let the surface die

Old man stay your hand
Turn your youth into sand
Soul scion keep fighting
Save me from falling

I stay divine
Turned crows into swine
A knot forms in my mind
Too strong to be untied

Old man stay your hand
Turn the children into sand
Soul scion keep trying
Save me from falling

I'm stopping time
Turned earth into brine
With one hand on the sundial
I'll stand before your kind

Old man stay your hand
Turn the children into sand
Soul scion keep trying
Save me from falling
Track Name: Kingdoms
I met a man whose dreams got sold
He held a kingdom in his woes
He said Brother, I've got a story for you
and he began to spill his soul

He said I've suffered through this life
I killed a man for a lie
I shot him down because he had no name
and I refused to watch him die

There's no meaning to our new frustration
That's the secret of a failing nation
Dark shadows masked in celebration of our fears

Then my brother closed his eyes
The searing calm ran his mind
He said You're free to seek the past you choose
If it will help you live your life

There's no meaning to our new frustration
That's the secret of a failing nation
Dark shadows masked in celebration of our fears

Believe what you're sold
that's the hard way to pay
the kingdoms will fold
but the castles will stay

There's no meaning to our new frustration
That's the secret of a failing nation
Dark shadows masked in celebration of our fears
Track Name: Caught In The Wheel
Lay your sentence on me, my judge
I shot the goddess in the knees
I waved my gun right between her thighs
and now she doesn't have to kneel
and she's free from herself
but I'm caught in the wheel

The tears I shed were diseased to touch
meant for her sterile world to heal
I tore each string right off her box
but there was nothing to reveal
and she's free from herself
but I'm caught in the wheel

She's free from herself
but I'm caught in the wheel
Track Name: Conversations With A Knife
God forgive me if I spit in your face
You feed the fire while I lay in the flame
Their blood's in the corner where I opened my eyes
A soft reminder of the reason I try

You teach me to live so I ignore all my dreams
I learned how to sing so I could drown your screams
Constant echo in the back of my mind is that you want me to fail
but still I stand through your lies

God forgive me while I even the score
They're screaming for justice but I've given them more
There's blood in the corner where I made my mistakes
A soft reminder of the reason I stay
Track Name: Old Sad Laughter
I feel the night cold inside a gun
killing what I've done
to keep hope alive

I seal the light tight inside my eyes
fearing no surprise
to keep hope alive

I listen to sighs and the royal highs
move with the sunrise
to keep hope alive

I stay on the run losing all the fun
the change that I've become
to keep hope alive

Every time I feel their anger
there's that old sad laughter mocking me
And every gaze into their eyes is the old sad laughter watching me

I search for my highs in my chemical prize
making all things right
to keep hope alive

I look to a science, the theories of our lives
staining all our minds
to keep hope alive

I pray to a god to make sure there are no rights
for those that I don't like
to keep hope alive

I swim in the sea to wash away my woes
and call in all my ghosts
to keep hope alive

Every time I feel their anger there's that old sad laughter mocking me
And every gaze into their eyes is the old sad laughter watching me

Flying high, up above the clouds
the songbirds sing aloud
to keep hope alive

Maybe they'll dive and crawl inside our minds
Remind us what it's like
to keep hope alive
Track Name: Anthem
Listen all you people
It's time to disintegrate
time to remove us from the life you face

Don't let their pieces fit
we'll go another way
We are the front lines for those that give a damn

Dance the fault lines
down in the hive mind home
An anthem for the souls who try to keep us whole

This is for the people
that choose to find a way
to mime the message they're not allowed to say

I know the sun won't set
in the lives we've painted red
Let's burn the steeples so they can find their way

Dance the fault lines
down in the hive mind home
An anthem for the souls who try to keep us whole

An anthem for our future
A siren for this illusion

Hey lovely people
it's time to ignite the world
let's live our new lives inside the mother's soul

Let's reach to take her hand
in time to help her stand
We are the front lines for that give a damn

Dance the fault lines
down in the hive mind home
An anthem for the souls who try to keep us whole
Track Name: The Stolen
We are the sunflowers dreaming through the night
We are the stolen that scream for all mankind
and we say don't run, don't run they know you're here
We wake the fallen and lead them to your fight

Down through the madness that hangs your head in shame
We still the chatter that tells you you're to blame
and we say stay calm, stay calm they know you're with us
We are the stolen that hold you to your name

And we say don't cry, don't hide it will be alright
And we say sleep tight, just try it will be ok
We were stolen from you
We were stolen from youth

We are the wounded who never could take flight
We are the lightning that charges through the night
and we say find us, find us we need you here
We are the stolen that scream for all mankind
Track Name: Waiting For A Song
Maybe I've found my way
on the backs of the strays
Alone in the gutters
with a life that still
stutters through all I've said

I drown
in my ocean of mistakes
a shot glass healing
through the stone deaf ceiling
that hears what I say

But I can't help myself
No I won't help myself
from waiting for a song
that's playing for us all

And love
she's dressed for the one searching for my shoulder while playing with a gun
And love dreams of all she's wronged and love turned and fled but she never left she's still right here in my head
But I can't help myself No I won't help myself from waiting for a song that's playing for us all
Lifetimes stolen from my lips Moments that dare me to exist
But I can't help myself No I won't help myself from waiting for a song that's playing for us all
Track Name: Show Me Tomorrow
Where are our leaders now?
Where are their guns?

Where are the saints?
Who are the lords?
Why don't we need them to kill with our thoughts?
We are the slaves
We are the gods
We are tomorrow that the Earth has forgot

We are so sentimental for our failed ways
It's time to clear the picture so they don't keep us saying end our pain

Where are the screamers now?
Who took their songs?
Where are the seers that watch over our wrongs?
Where are our teachers?
What have they learned?
Why do they steal from the truth that we’ve earned?

We are so sentimental for our failed ways
It's time to clear the picture so they don't keep us saying end our pain

Show me tomorrow as I climb through today
Show me tomorrow before it’s taken away

We are so sentimental for our failed ways
It's time to clear the picture so they don't keep us saying end our pain

Some see salvation
Some see the theft
Why can’t we all see that we’re all we have left?
We are the hopes
We are the dreams
We are the future that is already seen
Track Name: Wreckage Of Liars
Standing on the wire I can feel my heartache sway
Leaving my desire to the wind that blows our way
I search the pain
For our names

Unleash the fire that will melt us all away
The wreckage of liars that keep our souls in chains

Show me the fight
How it screams through our lives
When we win will we lose the lies?
Show me the fight
How it screams through our lives
When we win will we lose the lies?

Untie my hands and let them feel the weight of our world
I don't understand how the surface reached the core

Show me the fight
How it screams through our lives
When we win will we lose the lies?
Show me the fight
How it screams through our lives
When we win will we lose the lies?

Standing on the wire I can feel my heartache sway
Leaving my desire to the wind that blows our way
I search the pain
For our names

Show me the fight
How it screams through our lives
When we win will we lose the lies?
Show me the fight
How it screams through our lives
When we win will we lose the lies?