Mesmerise

by Smoke the Bees

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Releases 22 April 2016 © M & O Music

All track recorded at Imagina Production Studios in Turin, Italy in Dec 2015

Engineered and mixed by Alessandro Ciola, assisted by Luca Bernier and Smoke the Bees

Mastered by Steve Fallone at Sterling Sound Studios, New York, US

All songs and lyrics written by Smoke the Bees - Lorenzo Rando (guitar, vocals), Maze (bass guitar), Samir Hadade (drums)

Art direction and design by Massimo Salso

Published by Smoke the Bees

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released April 22, 2016

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Smoke the Bees Turin, Italy

Smoke the Bees are an alternative rock band from Turin, Italy, formed in 2012.

Their first full- length album "Mesmerise" out April 2016.

Line-up:
Lorenzo Rando (guitar, vocals)
Maze (bass guitar)
Samir Hadade (drums)
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Track Name: Xibalba
When you see something dreadful
Look at the monster in the eyes
Stand up get close go ask him
What can you teach me now boy
We are words within the air
A hero twins’ salvation

When you feel like dying and melting
Keep cool lo and behold
If you feel like explosions in your mind
Don’t give up the ghost of Xibalba

Are you the orchestra leader
That screeches the violins
Forget about the oboes
The demons are always hiding
In the eyes of the unknown
A universal riddle

When you feel like dying and melting
Keep cool lo and behold
If you feel like explosions in your mind
Don’t give up the ghost of Xibalba

When you face something dreadful
Look at the monster in the eyes
Stand up get close go ask him
Are you the orchestra leader
That screeches the violins
Forget about the oboes

When you feel like dying and melting
Keep cool lo and behold
If you feel like explosions in your mind
Don’t give up the ghost of Xibalba
Track Name: Shipwreck
Christmas Eve you sail your boat, here comes the storm
Shipwreck sunk right off the coast, grievance comes

Four men died and wives have left with daughters’ awe
Five men dove to rescue them, they drowned as well

We’re not an island for the
Heroes, echoes back dawn to dusk

Charismatic Tróndur said “let’s build a pool”
So everyone can learn to swim, misfortune’s gone

We’re not an island for the
Heroes, echoes back dawn to dusk
Now every Friday morning
Swim jam, keep calm, shipwreck no more

[“The Tempest” spoken]
Track Name: Caronte
Greeks said that a ballerina
Divided the sky from the Earth
To get a soil where to dance
Prometheus made the man,
Persephone his woman
Strong characters so diverse

Greeks said that men always put a coin
Within the dead men’s mouth to pay
Charon’s obol for him to carry
Their souls together to the world of the dead

If the Hades there is my grandma
And my old friends I am sure it’s a better place
With all its animals, saints, and heroes
Is a place crowded with beautiful things

How about those saints and heroes
All the grandmas and friends return
One day down to tie up their loose ends
Then drive back home

Sun, and moon and galaxy far dwell
On a plane of immanence while
We are waiting for Charon’s boat
To take us up there
Track Name: (FFF)
(instrumental)
Track Name: Goldfinch
Came back happy with worms in my beak
My kids have gone, who’s taken them away

Tweeting shaking no hints by the trees
Till the goldfinch came to help me out

Friend of mine listen up
Have you seen my dear ones
Friend of mine please speak up
Tell me please where they’ve gone

I’m not quite sure, try the farmer’s house

Found them trapped in a cage
Tried to break the bars, in vain
Gazed at them for long time, hope
Sorrow in my heart, deep
Fed them one by one, sweet
With a poisonous herb
My gift for them, death
Which is better than the loss of freedom
Track Name: The great journey
I am here to announce a journey,
The great journey
I am here, waving on my new wings
Made of wax

Mom of mine, my motherland
Where shall I go
Dad of mine, with all your values
Drive me through
Track Name: Chinese war
The sergeants have gone up to the mountains
The dust, then the fire then the smoke
I watch TV talks while I’m crying
The truth is just a blind leap of faith

Who killed, it wasn’t me
The war is peace, this is my democracy

I know how to scream and keep quiet
The violence, the meadows of pain
The sky will be my timeless homeland
Each night brings new stars to the void

Who killed, it wasn’t me
The war is peace, this is my democracy
Track Name: Vanilla
Sweet vagina flower
Black bees nightmare loose distress
Last gold day before decay
As thou wilt disintegrates

Esoteric bouquet
Soft blend delicate and pure
Native speaking Zapotec
Moved down south Madagascar

If you can drop me then pretend
I have felt always pain

You ate me up for breakfast
Cheering waving salivating
Buried in your black hole soul
Put me down please put me home

Morning shreds of night bias
Pansy white horns windowpane
Daffodils roses and pink
Mistress sleeps in wings of fire

If you can drop me then pretend
I have been always mesmerised

Sweet vanilla spring has come
Cinderella bring me home
Like you’ve always done so far

If you can drop me then pretend
I have been always mesmerised
If you can chop me every night
Like a lamb craving to survive
Track Name: Venus+Mars
A manly system, Mars is its name
Domination money and fear
A female system, call it Venus
Sex, seduction, and seldom art

Maupassant thought there was nothing else
He drove himself completely mad
Feeling of denial and resentment
Just like a horse crashes to the soil

If living is evil, how can you live well
Sustained indecision, and lack of joy
Rapturous instant what else can you dream of
An absolute bold separation

[Venus and Mars, and their kingdom
A merciful flower, ready to blossom
Trust and acceptance, feeling cherished,
Love and anger, happiness and grief,
Faith and sorrow, gratitude and fear
Kiss and play, fondly stray]

You looked at your face severe in the mirror
Silvery nights, vermillion days
Morning of May, the wind drops hesitant
With light shrinking silent, where’s your inner grace
Die out

Everlasting words lost in a daydream
Ballets of Venus and Mars and their kingdom
A merciful flower, the bees muster solace
Track Name: Prophet
Of the man in you I’d speak
Not the pigmy in the mist
Tomorrow’s today's dream
That’s what they said

From rivers you shall sing
No poisons for the king
Unveil death’s mystery
When the wolfs howl

You’ll see him smiling in flowers,
Even when his hands hew the stone
And the wind and the sun will tear no holes
Waving hands in trees

This for my god, this for myself
This for my soul, for me to live

Of the man in you I’d speak
Not the pigmy in the mist
Tomorrow’s today's dream
If you believe in it

You’ll see him smiling in flowers,
Even when his hands hew the stone
And the wind and the sun will tear no holes
Raising hands in trees

For life and death are only one
Just like the sea and the river
Track Name: Doppelgänger
Claustrophobia maybe madness
Restless torture my unrest
Through the bushes, after gloaming
Scratched myself with fingernails

‘Cause I am not the one you thought
Floating birds in rose cloud storms

What does it mean your hallelujah
A doppelgänger’s schizophrenia

Neighing horses distant echoes
Shadow play across the fields
Sweet distraction from my coma
Praying gods in secret pain

‘Cause I am not the one you thought
Cold moon falls and dewdrops form

How can you shout your hallelujah
A doppelgänger’s schizophrenia

Searching something finding nothing
Golden slumbers Mr Lenz
You told stories writing poems
As a symptom of despair

So I live on, I don’t belong
To the world you’ve made adverse
Track Name: No more heroes
Noted by some flicking fleeting point of view
Athletes, music fools, and stars and wannabes on silver screens
Flashy covers of some glossy trivial magazines
Worship empty icons talking about their dumb tales

Fitter happier more productive hope or hype
Vicious propaganda do you want to eat some pork and beans
No more heroes, no more fussy got to be sincere
What would you be able to do for a spotlight

Help me leave this plastic world
Man please try to help me
Please don’t sell your soul
Where egos grow heroes fall

Simon Bolivar, King David, Tesla, Ho Chi Minh
Shall the greatest become gross and lousy public enemies
Heroes of delusion and their showbiz substitutes
Please come touch my heart I don’t want to go astray

Help me leave this plastic world
Man please try to help me
Please don’t sell your soul
Where egos grow heroes fall
Help me leave this pigeonhole
Man please try to help me
Please don’t sell yourself
Where ravens grow black swans fell

What can you see inside of me, emotionally
You don’t have to speak, sit next to me, emotionally

I can’t live in this world, I need another world