Graceful Machines

by Kangling

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All music and lyrics are written by Axel Gilain
Recorded at Studio Six by matthieu Charray
Artistic Direction by Gil Mortio
Mixed by Vincent Poujol
Mastered by Pieter de Wagter at EQuuS
Cover by Charley Case
Graphic Design by Lydie De Backer

Produced by Axel Gilain & François Legrain (Ragtime production)
Distributed by Ragtime distribution

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released March 14, 2019

Axel Gilain // Vocals, Guitar, Bass
Eric Bribosia // Keyboards
Jérôme Hoppe // Beats, Electronics, Keyboards
Wilfried Manzanza // Drums
Astrid Creve, Seraina Deblock, Julia Emmery, Ondine Cantineau // Backing Vocals on "Stand", "The Devil Knows me" & "I Wonder"
Gil Mortio // Cymbal and Sounds on "Hills and valleys"

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Sunday: 14h00 to 19h00
7 rue du chêne / eickstraat
(20m from Manekenpiss)
1000 Brussels
Arlequin St Gilles
Tuesday to Saturday: 11h00 to 19h00
Sunday: 11h00 to 14h00
90,Rue d'andenne ( Coin Rue du Fort)
1060 Brussels


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Track Name: Eternity
We losing ground
Things ain’t what they use to be
With no sound
We die alone in poverty

The truth is where I found my love
We could be more than one
But in a blink my heart is sore
Who’s rooted to a cloud?

Life is strong
Lose your tools and start to be
We’re thinking wrong
The fight is not the remedy

See the shadows, see the light
This world is what we’ve done
Align your feelings and your mind
Choose wisely your weapon

Pretend to be eternity
Time has no face
A sweet disgrace
Go claim your prize
With saddened eyes
You’ve lost all your bets
Track Name: Take My Chance
In the middle of the path
Everything seems to be lost
Looking right, looking left
These walls are not meant to be crossed

In the middle of the path
Nothing seems to be fair
Looking right, looking fast
I feel something in the air

I beg my soul to forget
But images in my mind are set
I close my eyes, I feel upset
But it’s no longer time to regret

I’m in the middle of the path
Wish me luck, make me strong
In my bones, in my flesh
I feel all those times that went wrong

In the middle of the path
No one stops and nothing lasts
In the middle of the path
It’s time to take my chance

Broken bones, opened chest
I swear that i did my best
Run for love, run for death
The need is stronger than the rest

My dryin’ eyes are not opened yet
This rocky road got more to say
My burnin’ mind I’d love to let
Run from this truth to forget
Track Name: Kings
Kings of the world
When will you go
The world in its hurry
Wants you to know

We know what you are
We know what you’ve done
You’ve gone too far
And time has come

Kings of the world
I’m on my way
I’ll show you it hurts
I’ll read you my play

We’re not here to cry
We’re not here to bet
We’ll stop when we die
We’ll sleep when it’s set

Children it’s time to blow it away
I read in your mind what no one will say

Kings of the world
Are on every street
The people you love
The people you meet

It’s all in your hands
Whether weak or strong
The dream that you bear
A riot is on
Track Name: Hills and Valleys
Over hills and valleys
Let shiver your heart
No one will see you crying

Over tears and money
Clever is your path
Can we believe you and I

When the road is ending
Wilder is the plan
Love has an empty mind
Track Name: In My Dream
Send me a sign
If the truth is inside of me
It beats me down
In my dream I was free

Where should I go
When the world is so small
What could I be
In my dream I was free
Track Name: Stand
Every time I hit the ground
I want to stay down
But I have to stand for more

Stand for more
Track Name: The Devil Knows Me
Soon, you’ll be damned
You’ll be damned
Cause the devil knows me well

And I ask him to retake
Ask him to retake
This crumbling world you’re tearing down

And we will rebuild a place
We’ll rebuild a place
Where every consciousness is on

Now you’ll give all you got
You’ll give all you got
To the one who really needs it

And then you’ll feel the real power
Feel the real power
And finally become a man
Track Name: Cold Rain
Winter has come too soon
Winter has come too fast
Cold rain hits my window pane

Winter has come too soon
Winter has come too fast
Cold rain is flowing inside my veins

Ancient sins are calling

Winter has come too soon
Winter has come too fast
Cold rain falls inside myself

Ancient sins are calling
Track Name: I Wonder
Now who is gonna reach that place
And who’s gonna hear my song?
Is there gonna be some space
Or room for every one?

Am I the last to know
When there’s no more time for playing?
Why any one has to go
Is this life too deceiving?

I wonder
Is it too late to cry?
I wonder
Will you be there tonight?
I wonder
If this world will ever end
I wonder
How it feels to have a friend

Now that all is almost gone
But the writings on the wall
The memories are on
Where did I lose my soul?We went to see the sunset

But time was running out
So we drove fast as we could
And set the music loud
I wonder

If this coldness is leaving soon?
I wonder
If we ever walked on the moon?
I wonder
When we die, are we relieved?
I wonder
If my message will be received?

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