Chronicles of the Windwar

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Songs written by Mario Llana & David Hernández.

Mario Llana: Main Vocals, Backing Vocals, Lyrics.
David Hernández: Backing Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Whistles.
Guille Aragón: Backing Vocals, Drums, Percussion, Theremin.
César Fernández: Backing Vocals, Piano, Hammond, Melodion.

Artur Zagrodzki: Violin.
Oscar Zagrodzki: Cello.


Recorded, mixed and mastered by Pablo Giral
in Valladolid in August and September, 2012.

Artwork: Isabel Ferrara.

Special Thanks to Pablo, Isa, Bea, Javo, Artur, Oscar, Academia Pianisimo, Notedetengas and all our families and friends.

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released October 24, 2012

Astral Travel Records - CC BY 3.0 ES

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Track Name: Failure
FAILURE

Woke up alone in my beanstalk of lies
Where do balloons go die?
Throughout my life, I've always shut my mouth
And now it's filled with blood

I feel like I'm losing my way in the dark
Feel like I'm nobody and everyone
If I'm the fool I'm supposed to be
Will the illusion make me or will it break me in half?

When the light goes off
Everything I've ever wanted's leading me to nothing at all
I fly indoors
My fairytales are gonna bring me down

As I've said before I'll never drink again
Only to feel like I have friends
Feels like I'm lost in a charade, not even I know who I am
I've become what I've been fed

Now I want everything, I wanna be the best
You don't matter to me and nor do the rest
Nobody can tell me what it's like to live a happy life cause
Nobody's dreams are mine

Until the light goes off
Everything I've ever wanted's leading me to nothing at all
I fly indoors
And all my fairytales come back to life
Track Name: Manatees
MANATEES

When I saw the wee beatle breathing in paralyzer,
The paralyzer keeping it on its back
It was the first time I would feel it, how the world is always bleeding
And the memories run dry

I don't need any hope so now I'm handing it over,
Handing it over to the weak and the damned
Because despite the stormy weather you do know it's now or never
There's no need to weep cause you know

I'll be with you there
When you are out in the rain at least you feel you're alive
The water is wet but it's fine
Your eyeballs will not get too dry
And someday
The rain may turn into sea, we'd sail away to the bright
The water is wet but it's fine
And we'd sing with the manatees

Dum da da dum dum da da da da da dum dum dum da da da da oh oh oh
Dum da da dum dum da da da da da dum dum dum da da da da oh oh oh

Then I saw all the ponys going round in the fairground
Going in circles with their eyes covered up
Their heads down like prostitutes who have got nothing else to lose
Insensitivity delight

I'm not going to tell you that it's gonna get better
Sometimes it doesn't and the ponys know that
So start to wake up from your slumber cause we'll never be much younger
Than we are today and you know

I'll stay with you there
When you are out in the rain at least you feel you're alive
The water is wet but it's fine
Your eyeballs will not get too dry
And someday
The rain may turn into sea, we'd sail away to the bright
The weight would be lighter than light
And we'd sing with the manatees

Dum da da dum dum da da da da da dum dum dum da da da da oh oh oh
Dum da da dum dum da da da da da dum dum dum da da da da oh oh oh

I'm not going to tell you that it's gonna get better
Sometimes it doesn't and the ponys know that
So start to wake up from your slumber cause we'll never be much younger
Than we are today
Track Name: Down to the City
DOWN TO THE CITY

Down to the city anymore
I'll never go back to the city anymore
They tell me there's light in the city but I know
That I don't belong

Back to the city anymore
I'll never go back to the city anymore
I could lie forever in these streets but I won't
Cause I don't belong

Let our minds forget all the city songs
As we shed our skin in the summer sun
No more pretending to get the joke
Cause the road says home is the last of the stops

Down to the city anymore
I'll never go down to the city anymore
They tell me there's light in the city but I know
That I don't belong

I left the city with the dawn
When there was no one and my witness is the sun
Cause we were the only to see its honest form
So bare in the morn

Let our minds forget all the city songs
As we shed our skin in the summer sun
No more pretending to get the joke
Cause the road says home is the last of the stops
Track Name: Piano Lessons
PIANO LESSONS

"Stop shaking right now and play the song
Da capo, gently but with force"
You say the words like you are strong
But I can see your dying core
If I play, will you sing along?
Your voice makes me feel less alone
Slow down and take a look at us
Now my entrails start to ache
Try to focus on the notes, first comes the C, then I don't know

No, I do not need to know your age
The ways of love are often strange
Not to worry, in the dark we can be whoever we want
Lower your hands so they fit mine
Nothing's made sacred by time
Melt down the snow between my thighs
Kill me now for the first time
Tear out my innocence,
Virtue's only a pretence

Dead stars still glow at night, the snow begins to breathe
Don't push me away
Dead stars still glow at night, but darkness needs to breed
Don't push me away, don't welcome your defeat

Touch my hand, teach it well
Touch my hand, teach it well

Don't lie, don't you love it now that there's a spark in me?
Don't push me away
If you're the tutoring hand and I'm the apprentice
Then do tell me why do you tremble like this?

Touch my hand, teach it well

Now let's just pretend you love me back
Adult words, mouth taken aback
Smoke weed beneath the big black sky
The Blackeberg bridge will melt the ice
Don't say that I'm too young to feel
Now I need you to let me in
I'll do it all, I'll press the keys like I know what it's like to live
Touch you right and make you strong like I know what it's like to love
Then I'll bring you back to life like I know what it's going on
Track Name: Cloud Cuckoo Land
CLOUD CUCKOO LAND

My life is a musical and I do not care at all
That I don't believe in any of the words that I am singing
When I say "Yes, I am well"
What I mean is "Hi from Hell"
But I know everything's fine as long as I have lies to tell

Real life was such a bitch I had to build a fantasy
Now I'm lost inside a nightmare; I'm misunderstood, you see
I don't want to be the king and rule the clouds all on my own
I had a dream and now I always feel alone

I'm not gonna be the one to let the wind take my identity away
Luckily, a black sheep's wool is harder to stain

Now I'm gonna get around, now I'm gonna leave this town
Now I'm gonna be the warrior who's gonna bring you down
Take a rocket out to space
Landing site: your fucking face
Gonna stop crying in bed cause I feel dead and out of place

My freedom's all I've got to give, my freedom's all that I'm not giving
I don't wanna go on with this lie that I call living
If I want I'll risk it all, that way I'll always be a winner
These are hard times for dreamers anyway!

And so I pray it's not too late
For me to get out of this bubble because mother I'm in trouble, I'm afraid
I am the only actor in my play

All my life I've lived in fear everyone would disappear
If I let my mind run out my mouth for everyone to hear
Cause if I show you my bones
Then I know there will be stones
But if I don't say I'm lonely then I'll only die alone

My freedom's all I've got to give, my freedom's all that I'm not giving
I don't wanna go on with this lie that I call living
If I want I'll risk it all, that way I'll always be a winner
These are hard times for dreamers anyway!

I'm living in Cloud Cuckoo Land
But I don't wanna stay forever because even if you ever understand
It will be way too late to hold my hand
Track Name: Deep in the Woods
DEEP IN THE WOODS

Deep in the woods I run
I'm on the run because I can't love anyone
I've got a black hole where my heart should beat
Cause I was born inside a hollow tree

Deep in the woods I hide
The winds of war outside I just cannot abide
The birds they bring me stories from the East
The men are running down to kill the beast

I'm afraid of them / Fool they see, they follow
They say I'm the beast but / Prey they see, they swallow
I'm afraid of them / But I can't pretend
I'm not ready for war
I'm afraid of them / Fool they see, they follow
They say I'm the beast but / Prey they see, they swallow
I'm afraid of them / But I can't pretend
I'm not ready for war

So through the woods I ran
My life was over even before it began
They made me swallow seven roses' thorns
To make me feel the pain their hearts had felt before
Track Name: Retarded Rabbit
RETARDED RABBIT

Hello Mr Rabbit, gotta tell you a secret
And I'm sorry it's gonna be so easy for you to keep it till the end, end!
Hello Mr Rabbit, I've got something to tell you
I think you're cool and I love the way that we get on
But my nature is in my blood

I'm a killer on the run, I'm a son of shame
You look for Wonderland but you'll find a snare
Don't you know, don't you know I'm a real fake?
When I feel your foolish heart beat between my teeth
Then we'll know it's a bit too late
So why don't you run away now you still haven't lost your head?

Hello Mr Rabbit, I know you are my friend
From the outside looking in everyone's a mockingbird
So I says hello Mr Rabbit, why don't you stop staring and run away? Run away!

Hello Mr Rabbit, gotta tell you a secret
I'm afraid it won't be long until you prove you can keep it till you die, die!
Hello Mr Rabbit, I've got something to tell you
I'm a big bad wolf and I don't wanna hurt you but I know
That my nature is in my blood

I like the way you're not impressed by my turn of phrase
I like the way one of your eyes is looking into space
I like your ears, I like your feet and everything in between
Don't you know not even free love is free? Yeah, I know not even free love is free

Hello Mr Rabbit, I know you are my friend
From the outside looking in everyone's a mockingbird
So I says hello Mr Rabbit, why don't you stop staring and run away? Run away!

Hello Mr Rabbit, I know you are my friend but
From the outside looking in no one's killed a mockingbird
So I says hello Mr Rabbit, why don't you stop staring and run away? Run away!
Track Name: Hillside
HILLSIDE

You can't do this to me, do this to me
Yes, betray me
You can't go on like this, go on like this
Just don't tell me

Think about the falling snow above us
The day you threw me down the hill

You can't do this to me, do this to me
Why aren't you thinking of me, thinking of me on this hillside?

Now that my lungs are freezing inside
Now that my bones don't shape my skin

Think about the slope, think about the ground
Think about the fall the day you threw me down

Think about the day you made me colder
Think about the rocks I'm now sprayed over
Think about the life you threw away
Track Name: The Planets
THE PLANETS

In the warm nights of summer I sit on my roof
Like to watch how the planets dance inmune
They grow older and older but do not change much
And I ask, will I know your face if summer brings you back?

Cause you know I will love these scars once you've disappeared
But your touch is still a stigma burning on my skin
Winter will freeze the ferns

I'm infecting the sadness, I free my balloon
Save it now from the decay in my room
I will close all the blinds and become a cocoon
Then wake up in an office doing what I ought to do
Now the sky is turning red

When I watch the amber sun getting away from this town
I know I should not have been scared at all
I'll never get back what I let go
Once the planets have burnt down and the night sky's been blown out
Our youth will start being fed to the dark

I feel pain in my stomach and it might be love
Maybe not, maybe some gastritis has taken control
So I run to the toilet and vomit your absence
I can't come out, here the paper will heal all my wounds in silence

When the planets dance I know my mission
But to forget is never a decision

When I watch the amber sun getting away from this town
I know I should not have been scared at all
I'll never get back what I let go
Once the planets have burnt down and the night sky's been blown out
Our youth will start being fed to the dark
Track Name: Wearing Cold Light
WEARING COLD LIGHT

The wind is up, it's out to take us away
But I'm afraid of losing myself on the way
I could fly in the direction the wayward wind has blown
But I don't wanna live a life that's not my own

The wind is up, it's out to take us away
But I'm afraid of losing myself on the way
I could fly in the direction the wayward wind has blown
But I don't wanna live a life that's not my own
Head to toe my body battles the cold morning light
And I don't know if I should put up, put up a fight
Track Name: The Sinner and the Musical Graves
THE SINNER & THE MUSICAL GRAVES

I know 'bout a man who was married to sin
The fires of his blasphemy burning my skin
His rose did not wither, vibrant as blood
Oblivious to me when I knelt down and begged him to stop

I know 'bout a man devastated by sin
However his wrongs did not wrinkle his chin
He was ever tempted and ever provoked
And with each pleasure gained he would knock down the rules of this world

Stars are allowed, his kingdom is coming to him
In a picture one night his tomorrow he'd find
He knew he would not be redeemed

I know 'bout a body buried alive
But fret not, its soul had so long ago died
Held by the devil, held in his hands
Beauty's a gift and it comes with a sinister price

If he'd tried to stop it would have been too late
For the birdsong was already filling the air:
"Under every moon you'll exhibit your sorrow
For one cannot sleep when sleep is an omen of horror!"

Stars are allowed, his kingdom is coming to him
In a picture one night his tomorrow he'd find
He knew he would not be redeemed

He couldn't fight down the need to repent when the end drew near on Judgement Day
He longed for salvation but felt no remorse
So before he could pray he just tore out his tongue

I dance all around the musical graves, now the end is here, it's Judgement Day
The story is over, the storm's come and gone
So I confess my sins and I tear out my tongue