"Keep 'em locked in a dream: put your kids on Ritalin."
CHILDREN OF THE CLOUDS. where are you at? where are you? when your eyes turn to gaze? when your mind is driven away? stuck in a labyrinth of thoughts. lost somewhere in these coulds. keep them locked in a dream: put your kids on ritalin. wandering around in the sky looking for these figures. wandering around in denial until everything shivers.
taking your voice. taming your heart. playing your mind. there is no way to fight. taking your voice. taming your heart. playing your mind.
there is nowhere to hide.
speak these words you long to speak and keep repeating to yourself: never give in to your fear, never give up on yourself. to break free you must believe. don’t let them throw you around. be what you want to be. it is time to stand your ground, not to fit in but to be free. don’t let anyone ruin your dreams. speak these words you long to speak and keep repeating to yourself: never give in to your fear, never give up on yourself. to the children of the clouds: find your way back down, stand up tall and take back your kin’s crown.
I have been living your lie for too long. floating between ignorance and denial. but you don’t know me, you don’t own me. I have been dreaming of a better life now. I have seen these changes in the clouds, the presence of these darkened skies. following your directives changing my perspectives. I see through your empty lies now. right now. I can see through your empty lies now.
from Lost Voices,
released October 18, 2015
All music & words by A Point Of Protest & Bart Vernimmen (2015)
All instruments, apart from the acoustic guitars on 'Unease', were recorded at the Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge, UK) by Will Cooper and Pete Harris. All vocals were recorded by Tim De Gieter at Much Luv Studio (Nederbrakel, BE). Acoustic guitars on 'Unease' were recorded by Simon De Bauw (Antwerp, BE).
'Lost Voices' was mixed by Will Cooper from That Night Forests Grew (Sawtry, UK) and mastered by Aljoscha Sieg from Pitchback Studios (Cologne, DE).