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Crossroads (2013)





1   Crossroads   4:16

(Music: Hans Maier)


Hans Maier  -  electric guitar
Peter Monk  -  electric guitars
Willy Monk  -  electric guitars
Ludwig Sander  -  bass
Arthur Belovic  -  drums and percussion
Paul Wallner  -  bandoneon, organ




2   Cuckoo In Our Nest   3:33

(Music and lyrics: Hans Maier)

 

Strange thing to leave one´s place
But there is no chance to rest
As time went by space got scarce
Better to fly than to fall to the ground

We were pushed away to the edge of the place
Because they put a cuckoo in our nest
Its charming chant can not deceive
He kicks your ass to bounce you down

Just fly away or take your feet and run
Do not look back and watch all crumble
You have been wise to leave behind
All what was getting up your nose

Cuckoo in our nest
Do not think we do not see you
Cuckoo in our nest
Do not think we do not watch you
Cuckoo in our nest
Your days are numbered
Cuckoo in our nest
And now YOU fall


Hans Maier  -  vocals, electric guitar
Peter Monk  -  electric guitars, backing vocals
Willy Monk  -  electric guitars, backing vocals
Ludwig Sander  -  bass, backing vocals
Arthur Belovic  -  drums and percussion
Paul Wallner  -  keyboards









3    Gate Of Heaven   4:08

(Music and lyrics: Hans Maier)



I try to run over slippery stones
I strive to jump over slops and brooks
I try to climb to the highest branch
I go faster, I do better
To reach out for heaven´s gate

I arrive at a double wing door
Metallic grey like the blade of a knife
Reaching up to the endless sky
And I am convinced
This must be heaven´s gate

There is no handle to push the door open
There is no bell to call for attention
It´s me! I shout, and the door glides apart
I enter the light
And look through heaven´s gate

A choir of eunuchs is singing a capella
Acoustic guitars a strumming the same chord
I find no Fender, no Gibson Les Paul
I turn to electric hell
And leave behind me heaven´s gate
 

Hans Maier  -  vocals, electric guitar
Peter Monk  -  electric guitars, backing vocals
Willy Monk  -  electric guitars, backing vocals
Ludwig Sander  -  bass, backing vocals
Arthur Belovic  -  drums and percussion
Paul Wallner  -  organ










4   Gathering   4:04


(Music : Hans Maier)


Hans Maier  -  acoustic and electric guitar
Peter Monk  -  electric guitars
Willy Monk  -  electric guitars
Ludwig Sander  -  bass
Arthur Belovic  -  drums and percussion
Paul Wallner  -  organ




 




5   Getting A Grip To It      3:45

(Music: Hans Maier)



Paul Wallner  -  chinese erhu
Hans Maier  -  electric guitar

Peter Monk  -  electric guitars
Willy Monk  -  electric guitars
Ludwig Sander  -  bass
Arthur Belovic  -  drums and percussion











6    Once I Knew A Proud Young Beauty   3:48


(Music and lyrics: Hans Maier)



Met her first on the market
Beneath her all flowers seemed to fade
Heard her laughter, caught her glance
I lost my heart and lost my head

Once I knew a proud young beauty

We changed first words at the butcher´s
Told us our names in the bakery
Had our first date with Mario´s pizza
I talked only nonsense without my head

Once I knew a proud young beauty

We spent our first night in my bedroom
And next week I moved in with her
Spent months of intense love and luck
Did not think anything without my head

Once I knew a proud young beauty

I meant our life like clams won´t change
Then she insisted on my thoughts and my words
My tongue was unable to form a sentence
It was too late when I found again my head

Once I knew a proud young beauty
Had already lost her when I lost my head


Hans Maier  -  vocals, electric guitar
Peter Monk  -  electric guitars, backing vocals
Willy Monk  -  electric guitars, backing vocals
Ludwig Sander  -  bass, backing vocals
Arthur Belovic  -  drums and percussion
Paul Wallner  -  organ











7   Passing Through      3:39

(Music and lyrics: Hans Maier)


On our way on this planet
We encounter crossroads of life

Twists of fate are the switches
Which give our passage the jive

Our dreams try to fool us
Sometimes we don´t know what´s real and fake


A wise man said life´s a dream
And death its interpretation

Maybe we go on a journey
And on earth we´re just passing through

We search the door to next level
Although we don´t know what´s waiting behind

When we draw our last breath
Our shell is left by spirit and mind

When transformed they are unseen
And are received by new dimensions

We are just passing through to new dimensions
We are just passing through to new dimensions



Hans Maier  -  vocals, electric guitar
Peter Monk  -  electric guitars, backing vocals
Willy Monk  -  electric guitars, backing vocals
Ludwig Sander  -  bass, backing vocals
Arthur Belovic  -  drums and percussion
Paul Wallner  -  piano









8   Short Electric Raga   4:45

(Music: Hans Maier)


Hans Maier  -  sitar
Peter Monk  -  electric guitars
Willy Monk  -  electric guitars
Ludwig Sander  -  bass
Arthur Belovic  -  drums and percussion
Paul Wallner  -  percussion










9   Take Your Feet And Run   3:38

(Music and lyrics: Hans Maier)



Don´t halt, just take your feet and run
As far as your feet can bear you
Better avoid an adverse fate
Step out of dark into the brightest light

Don´t halt, just take your feet and run
As long as your feet can bear you
Just leave behind what´s going wrong
Do not make war on things which leach you out

New aims give life, new energy
An alert mind full of acuity
Horizons move within your grasp
And you can cut your Gordian knot

Don´t halt, just take your feet and run
Don´t look behind you, keep forward-facing
Access to active design of life
Is not denied any longer

Don´t halt, just take your feet and run
As long as your feet can bear you
Just leave behind what´s going wrong
Do not make war on things which leach you out

New aims give life, new energy
An alert mind full of acuity
Horizons move within your grasp
And you can cut your Gordian knot

Don´t halt, just take your feet and run



Hans Maier  -  vocals, electric guitars
Peter Monk  -  electric guitars, backing vocals
Willy Monk  -  electric guitars, backing vocals
Ludwig Sander  -  bass, backing vocals
Arthur Belovic  -  drums and percussion
Paul Wallner  -  percussion







10   The Voodoo Thing   3:33

(Music and lyrics: Hans Maier)


This is it now
You have destroyed my nest

So I put needles into the doll
Because I want you to feel pain
I speak the voodoo again and again
So you shall get hundreds of aliens in your chest

You roll all over the floor
You scream and shed tears of pain

You have no idea what you have done
You think you have harmed me, but you are wrong
I am not lost, I am unchained
The world is my oyster, I seize the chance

Never before I felt that free
The sun sheds her light over me
Luck goes funny ways I just could laugh
I could be grateful but choose the voodoo thing

I put my needles into the doll
Because I want you to feel pain
I speak the voodoo again and again
So you shall get hundreds of aliens in your chest

You toss and turn in bed
You scream and shed tears of pain

Turn the needle
Spin it more and more
Push it deeper
Pierce him to his core

Your agony is my relief
No regrets, no mercy
I seize the chance

Turn the needle
Push it deeper


Hans Maier  -  vocals, electric guitar
Peter Monk  -  electric guitars, backing vocals
Willy Monk  -  electric guitars, backing vocals
Ludwig Sander  -  bass, backing vocals
Arthur Belovic  -  drums and percussion
Paul Wallner  -  organ









11   Zero regrets      7:59

(Music: Hans Maier)



Gael Hemmings  -  celtic harp
Hans Maier  -  electric guitar

Peter Monk  -  electric guitars
Willy Monk  -  electric guitars
Ludwig Sander  -  bass
Arthur Belovic  -  drums and percussion
Paul Wallner  -  keyboards









Recorded and mixed from September 2012 to April 2013.
Studio crew: the Tendini brothers.
Mixed and arranged by Hans Maier and Robert Parker.








Thanks to  Sandra, Marie and Romy, Fabian, and Walter.
Thanks to all friends, colleagues and like-minded for their encouragement and support.