1914, June - August

by Oorlab

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Cover art - painting by Altea Leszczyńska, altealeszczynska.art.pl/omnie_en.php

Four song EP, around the theme of hundred years remembrance of the start of World War I.

Thanks to:
- Tante Melli - soundcloud.com/tante-meli
- Dogman David - soundcloud.com/drdavidsands
- Carolyn Burnette - soundcloud.com/carolb123
for commenting on earlier demo's and
Mark Hoogslag - soundcloud.com/mark-hoogslag
for feedback on the four video's accompanying this EP :



released June 13, 2014



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Track Name: Random Act of Kindness
A random act of kindness,
writing's on the wall.
Sleepwalking to the edge
prisoner of the pledge.
Commitment's holy oath,
soldier's honour at stake;
& the generals keep pushing
for their medals sake.

A random act of kindness.
Empires start to fall.
Kingdom starts to crumble,
deaf to the warning call.
Where is a word of kindness,
forgiving, true & humble?

A random act of kindness;
The selfish gene proceeds.
"I wish it could've been different
undo the bloody deed".
A seldom sign of reason,
Could lift this veil of doom.
Poor Luxembourg is waiting,
as the sun is reaching noon.

A random act of kindness,
or a fleeting glimpse of light.
The ultimatum's passing
no-one wants to fight.

A random act of kindness,
a sudden lapse in blindness.
A continent of suicide
no trench is left where you can hide.
Track Name: Belvedere

from the top of the mountain,
to the fancy fair.
We fell in love,
forbidden by the court above.
Belvedere, Belvedere,
is it time?

Where are you now,
Where have you gone,
Did the revolution catch you
on that throne?
Future King, now history
Can you make peace with your enemy?
Belvedere, pray to God.
Life cut short with a rebel shot:
Sarajevo, city of blood
I will plant for you a Forget-me-not.

Give or take
the steady state of this universe
common ground, that we ahve found
will keep us here
safe and sound.

Belvedere, Belvedere
we had a love,
the emperor could not approve
Shut us out, put us down,
surprise surprise
we're going to wear that crown

get ready now for the combat zone
Belvedere, will not you leave you alone.

you know I'll always care.