The Last Chapter

by The Clowns

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released February 1, 2016

Produced By Patrick Eisenmann

Recorded, Engineered & Mixed By Jari Antti @ 1000w Studio, Basel, Switzerland

Additional Vocal Recording For “Degenerated G.”, “Lover Fighter” & “Broken” By Raphael Aguiar @ Attica Studio, Baden, Switzerland
Additional Recording For “Yellow Moon” (Drums) & “Checkmate” (Bass) By Alexis Amitirigala @ Dee Day Spacelab, Zürich, Switzerland
Additional Bass Recording For “Lover Fighter” by Flo Götte @ The Shit Mile Studio, Zürich, Switzerland

Mastered By Dan Suter @ Echochamber.ch

Coverphotography by Kevin Rechsteiner (notalike.ch)

The Clowns 2006-2012:
Vocals & Guitar - Frederick Obando
Drums - Eugene Bakarow (Manuel Krämer)
Bass & Synth & Backingvocals - Dino Castelli (Martin Künzle 2006-2010, Marius Wälchli 2011) and Mati Q. (Bianca Mayer 2012)
Live Mix & Delays - Pepito (Raphael Aguiar 2008-2011, Jay Schütz 2011-2012)

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The Clowns Switzerland

No buckets of confetti, no juggling, no jokes!
These clowns were on a different mission: Soul music with a Punk attitude!
They fight the dulling effects of the mainstream machinery with nothing but the sword of Soul music, the axe of Rock'n'Roll, the shield of a Punk attitude ... and lots and lots of make up!

The band may have died in 2012 but the music shall live on forvever ;)
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Track Name: The Now
The sun is coming up
The sun is going down again
A day goes by in a blink of an eye
Hello june, goodbye july

Time is running, man
I don’t know how
To keep up with it
I’ve got to somehow
Live my life right here in the now
In the now - In the now!

It feels like the weeks are flying by
A month sounds long but that’s a lie
A year is gone before you realize!
A decade later you feel surprised!

Time is running, man
I don’t know how
To keep up with it
I’ve got to somehow
Live my life right here in the now
In the now - In the now!


Oh, all the things I have not yet done
It’s a heavy load – it’s weighin’ a ton
Slowing me down, almost makes me stop!
The harder I try the less I can’t keep up!
All around me everybody’s moving on
Making their way out and then they’re gone
The light’s are on but there is no one home
The wheel is turning but I can’t move on

Time is running, man
I don’t know how
To keep up with it
I’ve got to somehow
Live my life right here in the now
In the now - In the now ...

I wanna live – in the now!
Track Name: Degenerated G.
I saw you - coming out of the store
With bags full of new things - and still looking bored

I know that look - on your face
It means - that you’re out there – out there on a race

Things loose their taste so fast
Chew it up, spit it out nothing ever lasts
Satisfied I’ll probably never be yo!
All I wanna do is: go back to zero!


I know too - that life is a whore
And then you die - but you still want more

You will never leave - you will never leave this place
Makes me think of the word - of the word „disgrace“.

Things loose their taste so fast
Chew it up, spit it out nothing ever lasts
Satisfied I’ll probably never be yo!
All I wanna do is: go back to zero!


Drowning, drowning, drowning in a sea of choices
We’re drowning, drowning, drowning in a sea of choices!

(multiple times)
Degenerated! Generation!
Enough is enough! It’s never enough! Oh no!
Everything is a copy of a copy of a copy

This ...
This is what I mean when we're talking about time ...
And death ... and futility.
Now there are broader Ideas at work,
mainly what is owed between us as a society for our mutual illusions ... Hm ... you finally know that you didn't have to hold on so tight.
To realize that ... all your life, all you love, all you hate, all your memory, all your pain, it was all the same thing! It was all the same dream.
A dream that you had inside a locked room.
A dream about being ... A person.
Track Name: Lover Fighter
Here I stand and I wonder, if I’m a lover or a fighter
To tell you the truth, right now I feel like neither!
Oh!

I’ve got to be – a lion tamer
I’ve got to be – a snake charmer
I’ve got to be – a horse whisperer
I’ve got to be – a dragon slayer

Oh man, you gonna have to see this one through.
No time to lose, you better figure out
what you’re gonna do!

I’ve got to be – a leader and a king!
I’ve got to be – in control of everything
I’ve got to be – strong an courageous
I’ve got to be – fucking outrageous

Oh man, you gonna have to see this one through.
No time to lose, you better figure out what you’re gonna do!

Here I stand and I wonder: fighter? Mr. lover-lover?
Just leave me alone I don’t want to be bothered
Track Name: Checkmate
Baby won’t you be my chess mate
Make your move before it’s too late
A King’s got to do what a King’s got to do
The power of the queen is in the number 2

Oh-ohhh

Make no mistake my friend
You’ve got to understand
This game can really drive you mad, allright?
Remember the things used to be black or white?
And now everything’s a million shades of grey
Nobody envies the youth of today!

Oh-ohhh

The loss of the boundaries we border
Makes us borderliners in this new world order
Freedom for you and freedom for me
Freedom to do anything, everyone is free
Everything, everywhere, everybody is excused
FEEL FREE TO BE CONFUSED!!!!

....

Baby won’t you be my chess mate
Make your move before it’s too late
A King’s got to do what a King’s got to do
The power of the queen is in the number 2

Oh-ohhh
Track Name: Broken
If I
should ever
lose you
I don’t know
what I’ll do
no

All I know
is that my heart
would be broken,
broken
in two

yeah!
Track Name: Yellow Moon
Yellow moon ...

Yellow moon, yellow moon

Why you keep peeping in my window?

Do you know something

Do you know something that I don't know?

Did you see my baby

Walking down the railroad tracks?

You can tell me, if the girls
 ever coming back?

Is she hid out with another

Or is she trying to get back home? 

Is she wrapped up in some other's arms?

Or is the girl somewhere alone?

Can you see if she is missing me

Or is she having a real good time?

Has she forgotten all about me
Or is the girl still mine all mine?

With your eye so big a shiny

You can see the whole damn land

Yellow moon, can you tell me

If the girl's with another man, man?

Solo

With your eye so big a shiny 

You can see the whole damn land

Yellow moon, can you tell me

If the girl's with another man, man?
Track Name: Power Animal (incl. Tainted Love)
Now I stepped forward
Deeper into my cave
To find my power animal
And look straight into its face

Oh it was strange – so strange
I was surprised
when I came to find
That my animal of power
Is an old dog with an eye gone blind
And to me he said:
"Pretty soon you will be dead – might as well have fun."

Live, Love and Learn – make the present your concern
Live, Love and Learn – make the present your concern

Now I stepped forward
Deeper into my cave
To find my power animal
And look straight into its face

Oh it was strange – so strange
I was surprised
when I came to find
That my animal of power
Is an old dog with an eye gone blind
And to me he said:
"Pretty soon you will be dead – might as well have fun."

Live, Love and Learn – make the present your concern
Live, Love and Learn – make the present your concern
Live, Love and Learn – make the present your concern
Live, Love and Learn – make the present your concern

Speech:
"One is their unit of measure - but it's not!
Humans consider themselves unique so they rooted their whole theory of existence on their 'uniqueness'.
One is their unit of measure.
All social systems we put into place are a mere sketch: 1 + 1 = 2
That's all we've learned. But one plus one has never equaled two, There are in fact no numbers ... and no letters!
One! We've codified our existence to bring it down to human size, to make it: comprehensible. We've created a scale so that we can forget its unfathomable scale."

Guitar Solo

> Tainted Love

….. alright!

Live - Love and Learn
Live - Love and Learn
Live - Love and Learn
Live - Love and Learn

When was the last time you really lived?
When was last time you really loved?
When was the last time you really learned?
When was the last time? When was the last time?!
Track Name: Never Ending Story
Nobody can hurt me the way you can
And when you treat me with arrogance I’m stuck with no plan
Sometimes you treat me with no love at all
And I just hope that this will never ever - be normal

I can feel your pain, I know about your sorrow
Two more reasons why I’m willing to take all that trouble
But when things get rough and the pressure goes up
I say: Don't you worry baby, I'm not that easily stopped.

I don’t blame you ’cause I know you’re a victim
I love you though sometimes you’re fearsome
And I know for sure that a change is gonna come
And it doesn’t matter where or with who I am,
'Cause I don’t and I won’t, leave you - leave you.

Nobody can love me the way you can
And baby when you do, I melt like butter in a pan
Sometimes you hold my whole heart in your hand
And to hear you call him ´Papa´ every now and then
hurts just a little – But I understand

I don’t blame you ’cause I know you’re a victim
I love you, yes I do, though sometimes you’re fearsome

Sometimes I think we’ve got nothing but a few good moments
And that they probably don’t mean a god damn thing at all
I’m standing in the shadow of what seems to be
a perfect little family
I’m cursed with insignificance and everything I do
Is considered a disturbance of harmony
Oh, can’t you see? Oh, can't you see?

Guitar Solo

Little doses of poison – from the spurned lover - kept unseen
Tryin’ to soil what is pure – tainted hearts can be so mean
Hate that’s served with a smile – if you know what I mean
We´ve reached the stage of acceptance – refusal dominates the scene!

I don’t blame you ’cause I know you’re a victim
Track Name: Two Hearts
To me
Our relationship was always the proof
That the impossible could be done
It could be done.

Oh I
Thought we’re invincible
I thought we are strong
But you proved me wrong
You proved me wrong.

It’s so tragic but I can’t cry
Guess our love is bound to die!

Two hearts
One of iron and one of stone
We’re together but still alone
We’re still alone.
The lack of trust
Is a killer of the silent kind
Oh it’s in your mind
And it’s in my mind too.

Mistakes were made there’s no denying
It’s a shame but we had to stop trying

I know
That our time is running out
I see
What this here is all about
I hear
All these words of anger and doubt
I feel
That everything is going down

It’s time to change the song
We can’t just go on – like this – oh no
The thrill seems to be gone
And now we’ve got to move on

We’ve got to melt the iron, we’ve got to shatter the stone
There is no time to lose, we’re gonna have to be strong.