After the End

by Lunacidal Tendencies

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    A mass collaboration 6 years in the making. 35 Artist, 17 tracks, 1 Album.
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    Note: Studio photo taken by Eran Jago.

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released August 5, 2012

Produced by Bryan Steiner and Elran Dekel
Studio Production by Jamie Candiloro
Coordinating Producer: Noga Majar
Production Assistant: Jonny Steiner
Sound Engineers: Jamie Candiloro and Yossi Lugasy
Assistant Engineer: Daniel Anglister
Recorded at Pluto Studios, Tel Aviv
Mixed by Jamie Candiloro at Banana Chicken Studio, Hollywood, CA
Mastered by Stephen Marcussen at Marcussen Mastering, Hollywood, CA

Lunacidal Tendencies are (in alphabetical order):
Geva Alon, Shlomi Alon, Gadi Altman, Eyal Dayan, Elran Dekel, Karolina, Saar Kedem, Ronen Kohavi, Kuti, Shacham "Chakamoon" Ohana, Shy Pridor, Mika Sade, Bryan Steiner, Issar Tennenbaum, Sefi Tsizling

Guests (in alphabetical order):
Roy Aji, Matan Ashkenazi, Jamie Candiloro, Dani Dorchin, Alon Freeman, Aliza Hava, Eran Jago, Hadas Kleinman, Yossi Lugasy, Ben Ma, Noga Majar, Armond Pain, Tomer Petrover, Uzi Ramirez, Solange Raulston, Sivan Rodnitsky, Amit Sagie, Yair Slutzki, Yamit Satat Steiner, Shaanan Streett

Graphics and Graphics Coordinator: Niva Rothman
Illustration: Simon Shor – www.wix.com/simonshor/home
"After The End Part 1” by Jeff Sollars – rainydaysaint.deviantart.com

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A mass collaboration 6 years in the making.
What started with some lyrics and a weekly jam has become a project of epic proportions. From funk to folk, rock and roll to rhythm and blues, After the End is a musical journey that will change the way you see - and hear - the world ... more

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Track Name: Introduction
The beginning of this story cannot be told. Let’s just say that there is nothing, though everything exists. Like a vast emptiness on the verge of which all is born. Everything is about to be imagined and everything imaginable about to happen. Like the meeting of the egg and sperm. In the resulting explosion is creation begun and in the loving universe of the womb is it harnessed.
This, however, is not the true beginning. For the beginning is void of even this. Beginnings cannot be told though they are sought. If we know how something started we feel more able to understand it. What we find, however, are not beginnings. For the beginning has none of this. It is void. It is the place from which all stories are born. The dreamless sleep from which you awaken into a world of anything. Upon your arrival you call it the beginning, but you’re already in the middle of it.
Track Name: Common Is The Sense
Common is the sense
When the world is dense
With sights and sounds
All the way to the clouds

Common is the sense
Just over the fence
Where the tree still stands
Shading lion and lamb

If whatever starts
Must someday depart
Then all we can see
Are the bonds of freedom

If whatever starts
Begins in our hearts
Then at least in the end
We may all be friends

Our sixth sense is common
Close all your windows, bar all your doors
Look only inside and that sense is yours

Open your eyes
To the bonds that tie
You and me
To the creatures in the sea

Open your eyes
To the wide open skies
Saying to you
“This and more shall you do”

Our sixth sense is common
Close all your windows, bar all your doors
Look only inside and that sense is yours
Track Name: The Waiting Room
I’m sitting in the waiting room
Hoping my turn will come soon

I’m sitting in the waiting room
Reading a magazine

I’m sitting in the waiting room
They say I’m next in line

I’m sitting in the waiting room
Hoping my turn will come soon

I’m sitting in the waiting room
Watching the time go by

I’m sitting in the waiting room
Dreaming about the sky

I’m sitting in the waiting room
Hoping my turn will come soon

I’m sitting in the waiting room
Thinking about the past

I’m sitting in the waiting room
Afraid that I’ll be last

I’m sitting in the waiting room
Hoping my turn will come soon

I’m sitting in the waiting room
Wondering if I will survive

Because once I walk through that door
I’ll finally be alive

I’m sitting in the waiting room
Hoping my turn will come soon
Track Name: If It Ain't Broke
First come the cops
Then come the robbers
First come the doctors
And then the disease

You first choose to fight
And then find the reason
First is the sentence
Then the crime that agrees

If it ain't broke, don't fix it
If it don't screw, don't twist it
The more you try to fix, the more I'm feeling dizzy

We started using words
And stopped communication
Felt patriotic
Then created a nation

Going to war
We gave birth to our enemy
For sure there’s a goal
Before Manifest Destiny

If it ain't broke, don't fix it
If it don't screw, don't twist it
The more you try to fix, the more I'm feeling dizzy

First came religion
And then came belief
And what is holy
If not creation of sin

The genius definer
Became the first fool
The first to say saintly
Original sinner

If it ain't broke, don't fix it
If it don't screw, don't twist it
The more you try to fix, the more I'm feeling dizzy
Track Name: Slow Down
I was cruising along
Minding my own business
When my car started to phase
In and out of existence

Well I pushed on the brakes
And moved toward the shoulder
But my car seemed steady
So I moved it back over

If you think your car might disappear, slow down
What do you do if you think your car might disappear?
Slow down

It’s not worth the risk
So don’t take the chance
If your car seems wobbly
Even at a glance

Just hit your brakes lightly
And try not to panic
When your car seems steady
Ease back into traffic

If you think your car might disappear, slow down
What do you do if you think your car might disappear?
Slow down

You may not believe it
But it happened to me
On that long stretch of highway
Down by the sea

My car it shimmered
In an unusual way
And I looked up above me
And saw a clear, sunny day

If you think your car might disappear, slow down
What do you do if you think your car might disappear?
Slow down
Track Name: Death Is Not Proof Of Existence or I've Done The Tango Alon
Death is not proof of existence
Thought’s but an abstract word
And living is more than surviving

Yeah, living is more than surviving

Your debts keep you working
Your house keeps you stationary
And your car keeps you on the ground

Work is no longer a labor of love
Money no more a means to barter
And time is the distance between us

Yeah, time is the distance between us

Your debts keep you working
Your house keeps you stationary
And your car keeps you on the ground

Not all games need have a loser
Nor all our practices be preached
And I’ve done the tango alone

Yeah, I’ve done the tango alone

Your debts keep you working
Your house keeps you stationary
And your car keeps you on the ground
Track Name: You're Not Of This World
You’re not of this world
There’s nothing about you that
I can call my own

You’re a far out girl
And I cannot hold you here
Away from your home

You’re free like a bird
And destiny’s calling you
Into the unknown

Love is a bond that
Will never hold on to you
When it’s time to go

I’d like to hold you
And never let go of you
‘Til the end of time

I would respect you
Defend and protect you and
Shield you from all crime

I’d never own you
My only wish for you is
That you always shine

Love is a bond that
Will never hold on to you
When it’s time to go

You’re not of this world
There’s nothing about you that
I can call my own

You’re a far out girl
And I cannot hold you here
Away from your home

You’re free like a bird
And destiny’s calling you
Into the unknown

Love is a bond that
Will never hold on to you
When it’s time to go
Track Name: Interlude
As do you find yourself in the middle of this, though what this exactly is will have to be considered. In the meantime, it is enough to know that we are here. Together. And this is really the thing, is it not? This being here together. Someone once told me the secret to traveling at light speed. He said get a video recorder and record yourself riding a bicycle. Then get into a canoe and watch the video while canoeing. Being in two places at once, you must be traveling at light speed. This man also told me, over and over again, that “all things tend toward one”
In pictures the circle is really the correct symbol for one, not zero. The line, representing two polar opposites is more apt for that number. You can also get this way, from one to two, by taking opposite points on a circle and pulling them apart, thus forming a line. Symbolically, a circle is one. Written, a line is one.
Track Name: Dream A Dream
Dream a dream at night
Monsters, falling and flight

Dream a dream in the day
Work, money and play

Dream a dream when you die
Release, review and retry

Dream an escape from all this
Connection, peace and bliss

Yet all are dreams trapped in time
Which never reach the truly sublime
Track Name: All Has Been Done
It’s said all has been done
Under the Sun
But I must insist
There’s something we missed

I’ve heard all has been sung
And all has been said
All shit been flung
And all paths been tread

If you really see no new possibility
Let's get on with world war three

We’ve done all the drugs
Smoked all the flowers
Built all the cities
And knocked down the towers

Are we too blind
To see in our minds
A new kind of fun
Without an old, smoking gun

If you really see no new possibility
Let's get on with world war three

We’ve reached to great heights
Danced in the moonlight
Examined things tiny
And stolen the shiny

But through all of our doing
All these years long
One thing we missed
Is getting along

If we really see no new possibility
Let's get on with world war three
Track Name: A New Way To Rhyme
A new way to rhyme
To be sublime
Take the time
Spend the dime

Or walk in line
You’ll look fine
And get to dine
With fancy wine

Look and see
What can be
Count to three
Pretend to be free

Lose the doubt
Let it all out
With a shout
And move about

Make a choice
Hear your own voice
Learn to rejoice
Beyond your exploits

Hold it back
Stay on track
Into the black
Of anxiety’s attack

Or spend the dime
And take the time
To be sublime
Find a new way to rhyme
Track Name: Put Yourself First
Put yourself first
You’ll always be last
And all you’ll see
Is your boss' ass

Make yourself high
You’re bound to fall low
Try to go fast
You’re sure to move slow

Put all your leaders
Above normal man
And see repercussions
Far out in the sand

Put yourself first
You’ll always be last
And all you’ll see
Is your boss’s ass

Show yourself strong
You’re sure to be weak
Keep throwing bombs
And our outlook is bleak

Put yourself first
You’ll always be last
And all you’ll see
Is your boss’s ass
Track Name: Whoa!Man
There I was walking
Checking the Sun
The moment I saw her
My legs, they went numb

Not a girl, but a Whoa!-
Man did I see
And more to the point
She was looking at me

Look! Who's that there?
Not a girl, woman, misses or ma’am
This is the territory of the Whoa!Man

She wasn’t a woman
With an ‘a’ or a ‘y’
But she was telling her story
Right through her eyes

That’s when it hit me
Like the back of a hand
This was no lady
She’s a Whoa!Man

Look! Who's that there?
Not a girl, woman, misses or ma’am
This is the territory of the Whoa!Man

Well I had to approach her
For I knew that she had
The secret of life
In the palm of her hand

But the moment I touched her
She vanished in air
And all that was left
Was that Whoa!Man’s stare

Look! Who's that there?
Not a girl, woman, misses or ma’am
This is the territory of the Whoa!Man
Track Name: We've Come So Far
We’ve come so far
To get nowhere at all
Spinning our wheels
Grinding our heels

Focused on the past
Always the past
Not the first or the last
Thing that happened to us
When we lost our trust
In the powers that be
And the gods that see

Hitler changed nothing
In the flow we created
Not Napoleon, Julius
Nor Alexander the Greated

Just more links in a chain
Revered just the same
As all of the line-standers
Bystanders and innocent crime handlers
Living in the past
Always the past

Blame is in the past
Guilt, regret and oh what a shame
To be stuck in this dark tunnel
By that guy with the reins
Playing his game
But his power comes from me
Not you or anyone else I see
So what if I flow against the grain
Like the people who really made change
Not the peacemakers, terrorists and politicians
But those who said no
While we called it ego
And crushed them with our mighty blows
In the past
Always the past

Sitting in the past
Always the past
Looking at the last
Group of people who took me down
So I can visualize coming around
To their town
To turn it around

To repeat this cycle
But this time with me on top
Track Name: Epilogue
And so it ends where it begins, which is to say it really went nowhere at all. But this is the way with all things, is it not? “Ashes to ashes and dust to dust” being just about the only truth that exists. Oh sure, you can say “cast your bread upon the waters” or “love your neighbor as you love yourself” or “what comes around goes around” or any other way you want to say it. Ultimately, the same thing is being said, is it not? The ending is the beginning, as it is with all things. It’s just the part in the middle that holds our attention. From the moment it begins the ending is assured. The journey of ten thousand miles is the first step. And your neighbor is yourself. We just like to see that part in the middle. That space between ourselves creating and created by the time it takes to close the gap.
Track Name: After The End
After the end
When time begins
There you’ll wake up
From the land of the living

After the answers
Where the questions begin
There you’ll start living
Outside of your dreams

After the questions
Become your expression
There you’ll begin
To live your true essence

After the known
Is beyond understanding
There you’ll find love
In the depths of your soul

After a life
Well worth living
There you’ll see peace
And Noah’s Rainbow

After your blindness
Opens your vision
Then you’ll have sight
And begin to know wisdom

After your ears
Close up their holes
Then you’ll hear truth
From every direction

After the odors
Aren’t enticing
Then you’ll smell manna
Raining from Heaven

After your taste buds
Have all departed
Then you’ll taste life
In all you encounter

After your touching
Produces no pleasure
Then you’ll feel the pulsing
Of life on all levels