The Last Chapter

by The Clowns

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1.
The Now 07:18
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!
2.
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.
3.
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
4.
Checkmate 03:03
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
5.
Broken 06:49
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!
6.
Yellow Moon 04:16
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?
7.
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?!
8.
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
9.
Two Hearts 04:49
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.

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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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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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