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 The Human Maze


A Day at the Mazes







A Day at the Mazes är The Human Maze första CD-produktion.
Musik och texter är skrivna under ett par intensiva månader hösten 2009.
Under våren 2010 färdigställdes den i Hyltebjair Studios.
All musik och text samt alla instrument och all sång står Mikael Johansson och Peter Larsson för.

Mikael Johansson står dessutom för alla arrangemang.

The Human Maze är resultatet av 4-5 års samarbete där Peter och Micke har spelat tillsammans i olika konstellationer.

Adayatthemazes
LYRICS

First in line

In my life there have always been good times

In my house there has always been laughter

In my dreams I could feel the future
but something’s nagging me

Float away your old memories will always stay

Dream away all your wrinkles are here to stay

And I know that in some odd way
there’ll be hell to pay

If I only played my numbers right from the start

I know - for sure I’ll be first in line

If I only kept my thought in my mind all the time

I’m sure we all would be drinking sparkling wine

There is hope in the air and I breathe it

There is light in the tunnel I see it

Singing all your hopes and dreams

to keep it as it is

In the end closing in on the finals

When we close and I stand at the crossroads

I can see it is all in my head

have to let it go

Chorus

If I only played….

SOLO

Chorus

If I only played….

 

 

Everything is possible

Going places I ain’t seen

Following traces of an endless dream

I’ll overcome all obstacles

take a run for it all and nothing less

Life is just a bunch of moments

You just have to keep the better ones

Decision comes to you in hints

Life is just a walk on cobble stones

A shining light on the horizon

A ray of sunlight on your face

And if not money but life’s the object,

There’s still hope for the human race

A heart full of joy within your presence       

A song of starshine in my head

And if my body feels the rhythm

My mind will surely see it through

It is so very good to be alive

So many things you can’t do when you’re dead

Reaching the highs, keeps you in drive

Pushing you another hundred steps ahead

Make no mistake, all things are possible

The only walls are in my head

My daydreams are achievable

Going nowhere is the only thing I dread

Chorus:

A shining light…….              

Life’s a gift; you can take my word for it

There’s always a choice

Use it or lose it, live it or kill it

And the best things in life are free

Solo

Chorus:

 

 

Life without living
I left the Northern woodlands to seek out the truth

The lakes and the mountains where I rested my youth

I’ve been told all kind of stories about peril and grief

Of hardship and worries and of death in the sleep
They told me to watch out for the rich and the slick

And of course of the poor ones who are up for a trick.

I see that…

A life without living is all that I’ve had

To get without giving can sure make you sad.

The bright city skyline is shining like gold

Can this be a bad sign as of what I’ve been told?
The people and places look alright to me

Some smiles in their faces gives comfort to me.

I remember…..

My life without living that was all that I had

When I got without giving made me uneasy and sad

From the morning of the day

to the evening of my life

there's a way to see through all their lies

from this moment till the end of time   listen…

Solo              

Now I’ve noticed the difference

between the old and the new

I remember the tension from the most to the few

Insight, for better or worse is that we all can be free

No need for a curse they’re just different from me

I see that…

A life without living is all that I’ve had

To get without giving can sure make you sad.

My life without living that was all that I had

When I got without giving made me uneasy and sad

My life without living I’ve got more than I had

I enjoy it when I’m giving keeps me from getting mad

 

 

First and Last

Lying on barren ground trying not to be found

lost in time - all broken dreams hopes are mine

We need a common ground, find pieces to be found

right in time - a new life, a nursery rhyme     

‘cause it’s the first and last

commitment I will make to you

nothing can stop me loving you but you

‘cause you’re my first and last

companion in prosperity

I hold the pass

Change is my personal responsibility

I stand tall - closing the books on the past

There is a certain line in every song I write

saying the words I’m to scared to say loud

It was the first and last

sensation of  uncertainty

It ain’t gonna happen once again

‘cause you’re my first and last

devotion for the rest of time

loosing my past

You move the earth

You move the sea  and the sky

You touch the sky

You touch my heart and my soul

Solo

Chorus 2

Devoted to you…..

I hold the pass….

It ain´t gonna happen again

First and last

 

Ex Africa semper quid novi 
("From Africa always comes something new")

In times of need and aching longing
survival comes in black and white.

It starts with goods of no belonging
‘till you can’t tell what’s wrong from right

From those of influence and power

commitment comes in guarded words

Psychotic clowns in ivory towers

secretly swings their monetary swords

When all the clouds are covering the sky

and rain is hammering on the ground

And all the people are asking why

there is not a single seed to be found

Then the sun is hot and the wind is dry

From beasts and birds there’s not a sound

until a voice so young and shy

asks why his empty tummy is so round

The conscience of the rich in western lands

Is filled with greed and badly hidden scorn

Their stories can be found in every newsstand.
But in a slice of real life they are still unborn

With starvation, hate, like cancer grows

Revenge and anger becomes a loyal friend

And when deep compassion never shows

There will be no winners in the end

Chorus

Solo

Chorus

 

Follow the song

Everybody’s searching for

some peace of mind

And your faults - all mistakes

you must leave behind

You just follow the song in your mind              

Bring the sunshine and I’ll bring the sky

And you’ll sure be surprised what you’ll find

in a state where your ego will die

And you’ll find you’re not alone

Even though you’re still at home

Take your pain and your sorrow

and your devious act

Trade it for tomorrow

get a life – react

Chorus

I know for sure how you will act

Anyway

Here to stay¨

Everyday

till the end of time

Solo

Chorus

Till the end of time

 

Jerahmeel

I can’t look behind me. they’re out everywhere

Should stop and refute them, to frighten to dare

When they laugh behind me, I get so aimless

I know I must fight it, I know that it’s true

What ever is sighted? I know I won’t loose

But every time my heart gets restless

But when I’m with you there’s no fear

All wonderful tunes I can hear

I see the cloud disappear

That feeling is so sincere

I’m walking thru carbon and steel

There isn’t a thing I can’t feel

I suddenly get my appeal

To You I’m nothing but real, Jerahmeel

To feel we are someone can feel so unreal

But you see in the long run we're all gonna’ heal

And then one day the paradise is here

And how can this happen not sure I can say

When senses are sharpened you’re ready to play

Go out and get, a wonderful career

Chorus:

And when I’m with you………

Suddenly all seem to disappear, I’m free

Close you’re eyes and journey starts

And nothing can stand in your way

Born to be free, Jerahmeel

Solo

Chorus:

And when I’m with you…..

Jerahmeel "He will obtain Gods mercy”.

 

One of the lucky few?

When you’re stuck with the stars
the earth seems pretty small.

You find the only things that’s yours
is a lack of oxygen and a free fall.

Are you really one of the lucky few

Who can look down on all the rest?

Or are you just the back-up crew
to the clowns of life that passed the test?

In a hidden place in your brain.

In the deep heart of your soul.

In a forgotten time of your life.
You’ll beat the fears and get some peace of mind.

You gave your life so freely.

To move out from the shades.

But reality might seem quite ugly.

When all the glitter fades

The age of reason has been lost in rhyme.

Silently waiting for the wrecking ball.

Get on your feet, you’re short of time.

Your sanity’s going, you’re out of control

Don’t bet to much on the work you’ve done.

The trip to darkness has just begun.

No use of dreaming of heaven in despair.

No use of waiting for the right moment to appear

Chorus In a hidden place…….

You have dreams enough for two or more.

And every passing minute
is a chance to turn it all around

Solo

Chorus In a hidden place…….

 

Hole in the wall wind up.

Backstreets with condemned houses silently falling apart

bean flickers, benders  keeping court at the knocking shop

Burglars and villains fight

coppers and mugs all night

Timmy and Scum Bob plans a hole in the wall rob-job

Up in the attic six flights up

Tim’s off his trolley – lost his plot

Rat arsed, and sleeping on Jazz mags

Bob dreams of humping and jugs and Johnny bags

Cops stumbles in and kickin´ poor Timmy’s cobblers off

Bob gets his ass kicked and
then all of his teeth down his throat

Pieces of shit, despair

Life in the pit ain’t fair

Done over hard they wake up singing the cop shop blues

Hole in the walls are hard to crack

But Timmy and Bob will be right back

Get up and see the needle is clean

Powder your nose white with pictures of the Queen

SOLO

Holes in the wall is all they’ll get

And all they’ll bring home will be sweat

Get up see the needle is clean

Powder your nose white with pictures of the Queen

Hole in the walls are hard to crack

But Timmy and Bob will be right back

Holes in the wall is all they’ll get

And all they’ll bring home will be sweat

 

Gold Digger

Is there a single reason, is this my final season

absent-minded

My mind is bitter sour, is this the final hour

swindled, blinded

Once, I was true, I had the truth within

Now, in review

I’m searching, believing, I’m sure that I will win

Gold digger, You’re always chasing for a clue

Gold digger, But how ’bout you

Gold digger, But the obsession only grew

The bigger, the greater, you’re so profound

Gold digger, You never given it a rest

Gold digger, But how ‘bout you

Gold digger, Ignore the pain inside you’re chest

One day you, will find it, the prize is,
you’ll find, you’re holy ground

I’ve lost my drawing power, I’m felling so devoured

altered reaction

I’ll beat this premonition, Surely a rescue mission

coming attraction

I’m in pursue, The truth that lies within

Now, in review

I’m searching, believing, I’m sure that I will win

Chorus   Gold digger………..

And so the tale, it will prevail

In time to come this is the Holy Grail

There never be, no one but me

Who’ll find the right answer,

In search for a universal veil?

I’m in pursue, the truth that lies within

Now, in review

I’m searching, believing, I’m sure that I will win

Chorus x 2