04. SAD DAYS IN ALCOLU

Music & Lyrics: Cliff Scott

Lead Vocals: Francesca Tosi

 

Tonight

My boy will die

By electric chair

My God!

He’s only fourteen years old!

 

When all

We came to find

The missing girls

We couldn’t even imagine

What was about to be

 

The day George Burke found them in that soggy ditch

I felt so bad and very sad

The two little girls so brutally murdered

And their killer - still out there

A hole in Mary Emma’s skull

Two inch-long cut above her eyebrow

Seven blows on Betty June’s head

A skull nothing but a mass of crushed bones

 

We’re living sad days in Alcolu

We’re living sad days in Alcolu

Sad days in Alcolu

We’re living sad days in Alcolu

 

Sad days

In Alcolu

Sad days

 

The day

He was arrested

and accused

The entire world –

collapsed under my feet!

 

And when

He confessed

All his crimes

A sort of dizziness

Invaded me

 

From that night I couldn’t sleep nor think

I feel so drained, tired and powerless

All this sounds

Absurd to me!

Oh my Lord,

What’s your purpose?

 

Now that you son are going to pass away

And the chair will leave you dead and mouth foaming

I will pray for your soul

I’ll try to pray for yout soul!

 

We’re living sad days in Alcolu

We’re living sad days in Alcolu

Sad days in Alcolu

We’re living sad days in Alcolu

 

Sad days

In Alcolu

Sad days

 

 

This song talks about the capital death of George Stinney, a boy from Alcolu in South Carolina, found guilty of the murder of two little girls  and sentenced to death by electric chair. The song is singed from the point of view of George’s mother

05. DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS

Music & Lyrics: Cliff Scott

 

I’m here in Caishikou

The execution field in Beijing

 

And I’m going to attend

An execution by lingchi

 

The convict is taken to the post

He is a thin young man

 

A pale grin across his face

An otherworldly plastered smile

 

The Chief executor starts

Untying Convict's arms,

In order

To carve them

 

The executioner's blade

Slowly enters into the convict's left knee

The victim’s face seems "extatic"

His hair "risen"

 

Limbs have cut off one at time

Large chunks of skin are removed from the chest

Working on the right leg

Desarticulating it at knee level

 

Next to the final step

The executioner raises his knife

And stabs the convict

To the heart 

 

 

Lingchi, also known as ‘Death by a thousand cuts’, ‘Lingering Death’, ‘Slow slicing’ was a form capital death used in China from 900 to 1905 when it was banned. The song tells of an execution by lingchi as seen from a foreign spectator

INTRODUCTIVE INFOS ABOUT 'COLD THIRST' 

 

The album ‘Cold Thirst’ is focused on death penalty. All their tracks, apart the two instrumentals, are focused on capital death from many different point of views.

The title ‘Cold Thirst’ is bilateral: it can be referred to a cold power that can sentence to death a man or a woman but also to the last feelings of the victims, overwhelmed by the law.

 

01. WOOD AND FLIES

(Instrumental)

Music: Cliff Scott

 

02. I THIRST

Music & Lyrics: Cliff Scott

 

Here I am – in front of you

Nailed to this wooden cross

 

The son of God - Sentenced to death

By the law of the man

 

Father, forgive them

For they know not what they do

 

Father, forgive them

For they know not what they do

 

My own death is a new life

A remedy to the Adam’s transgression

 

The divine must be killed

To raise the human grace

 

I thirst

 

I thirst

 

I thirst

 

I thirst

 

My God, why have you forsaken me ?

 

It  is - It is finished

 

Father, into thy hands

 

I committ my spirit

 

This song talks about the most famous sentence to death of history, the one of Jesus Christ. The lyrics are inspired to the last words of Christ on the cross

06. THE OUTSIDER

Music & Lyrics: Cliff Scott

 

 

The sentence

From the judge

Is arrived

Capital death by Guillotine

 

The fact

That the sentence

Had been read out

At eight o’clock

Rather than at five o’clock

 

And the fact that it might have been

Completely different

And that it had been decided

Upon by men

Who change their underwear

 

And that it had been credited

To so vague an entity

As the French

(Or German, or Chinese) people

 

All these things

Really seemed to detract

Considerably

From the seriousness

Of such a decision

 

I opened myself

To the gentle indifference

Of the world

I had only a little time left

And I didn't want to waste it on God

I didn't want to waste it on God

I didn't want to waste it on God

I didn't want to waste it on God

I didn't want to waste it on God

 

If something is going to happen to me

I want to be there

I want to be there

I want to be there

I want to be there

I want to be there

I want to be there

I want to be there

I want to be there

I want to be there

Be there

 

 

The song is inspired to Albert Camus novel ‘The stranger’ (The outsider, in British version) and tells of the condemn to death of Meursault, the main character of the novel who inspired Meursault Omega, the name of this musical project

03 . BLOWING FROM A GUN

Music & Lyrics: Cliff Scott

Lead Vocals: Chiara Manese

 

I’m tied - I’m tied to a gun

In some minutes I will blow away

My head will go straight up into the air

My body will be destroyed in thousand pieces

 

I feel so upset 

Am I living

A sort of nightmare?

It is so unreal

And yet so true

That dark feeling

So desperately near

That cold shiver

At the Nawab’s sign

 

I can – I can hardly understand

The stories around the Devil’s wind

I feel – I can only feel

Sorrow – for those about to die

 

The thick cloud of smoke

Will issue

From the muzzles

Of the cannon

The smell of the flesh

Will pervade the air

 

That pungent odour of blood

And burnt human flesh

Will it be flavored

By our ripped souls?

 

 

This tune talks of the execution of three English women in 1857 by blowing from a gun method by a Indian nawab as reported by local newspapers. The main character is a young girl going to die. Execution by blowing from a gun was also named Devil’s wind

07. LIMERICK MAN

Music & Lyrics: Cliff Scott

Lead Vocals: Asator Ægishjálmur

 

Michael was found guilty

Of the rape and murder of a nurse

Sister Katie Cooper

Aged 64

 

Walking back

To the hospital

On the Dublin road

She was attacked

Raped and killed

By the blind drunk man

 

No insanity

As claimed the defense

The clods of grass in her mouth

Discarded the argument

 

Sentenced to death

Despite the fact

His young wife

Was expecting a child

 

Sentenced to death

Despite the fact

The victim’s family

Had petioned to court

 

Farewell, Limerick man

You pay your moment of blackness

Farewell, Limerick man

Farewell, Limerick man

 

Farewell, Limerick man

You pay your moment of blackness

Farewell, Limerick man

Farewell, Limerick man

 

 

Sentenced to death

Despite the fact

The victim’s family

Had petioned to court

 

Sentenced to death

Despite the fact

His young wife

Was expecting a child

 

 

The song is inspired to the story of Michael Manning, sentenced to death after the murder of a nurse in 1953. The fact happened in Limerick. He was the last man executed in Ireland.

08. BLOODY BABS

Music & Lyrics: Cliff Scott

Lead Vocals: Francesca Tosi

 

What do you know to fight for a better life?

Fighting tooth and nail?

I can only see contempt on your empty faces

 

You like peeking through the keyhole

Bad-mouthing with your hair done

Nothing bad but stay away from me

 

I’d like you to be here in my place

Just to see if you’re afraid to die

 

Desperation is a familiar word to me

On the edge, knowing not what to do

Good people are always so sure they’re right

 

For you that know all my mistakes by heart

Tomorrow will be just another day

You, good people, are always so sure you’re right

 

I’m here, lost in in this holding cell

Praying with a Father I’ve never met

Why all these delays? Why do they torture me like this?

 

The phone is ringing and ringing again

Now they say me it’s time to go

And I realize, now I realize it’s over

 

I’d like to wear a blindfold

I don’t want to have to look at people

 

Desperation is a familiar word to me

On the edge,  knowing not what to do

Good people are always so sure they’re right

                 

Good people are always so sure they’re right

 

 

This song tells of the last hours of Barbara Graham, 32, that the press called Bloody Babs. Involved in the murder of a rich woman, she died in the gas chamber in St. Quentin prison, California in 1955 with other two partners in crime

 

09. PAVANE

Arrangement: Cliff Scott

Synth & Keyboards: Carlo Fiore

 

Instrumental: Cover version of The Fall of the House of Usher: IV Pavane in Alan Parsons Project’s Tales od Mystery and Imagination (1976-1987)

 

 

10. A TUMBLE-DOWN NOOK BY THE SEA

Music & Lyrics: Cliff Scott

Lead Vocals: Simona Guerrini

 

 

Here where the seagulls glide

Winging across the foam

Here, where the brave ships ride

Here would I make my home

 

A tumble-down nook by the sea

With someone that I can love

And who loves me

Happy as the winds are free

In my dear little tumble-down nook by the sea

 

Here, here on a shell-strewn shore

Here would I find my rest

Dreaming for evermore

 

With one I love the best

With one will be so dear to me

With my great love – By the sea

 

A tumble-down nook by the sea,

With someone that I can love and who loves me:

Happy as the winds are free,

In my dear little tumble-down nook by the sea

 

Here, here on a shell-strewn shore

Here would I find my rest

Dreaming for evermore

 

With one I love the best

With one will be so dear to me

With my great love – By the sea

 

Here where the seagulls glide

Winging across the foam

Here, where the brave ships ride

Here would I make my home

 

The song is inspired to the case of Edith Thompson, sentenced to death after she was found guilty of the murder of her husband by the hands of her lover, Frederick Bywaters, as proved by the love letters she wrote to him. The lyrics are inspired to a popular song (circa 1918),  Edith loved and which dedicated to her lover, dreaming to go living with him in a tumble-down nook by the sea.

 11.  THE END IS NEAR

Music & Lyrics: Cliff Scott

 

The end of the world is near

and I - the enlighted one

I will lead you, my followers,

To survive the Apocalypse

 

We of the Supreme Truth know

The U.S. will hasten the Armageddon

By starting World War III

With the Japanese forces

 

The predicted war

Will start in November 1995

Poison gas attacks

Continue since 1988

 

We are sprayed by helicopters

And other aircraft wherever we go

The use of poison gases - such as sarin -

Were clearly indicated

 

The hour of my death

Has been foretold

The gas phenomenon

Has already happened

 

The nuclear bomb

The nuclear bomb will come next

In 1997

In 1997, Armageddon will break out

 

In order to prevent these atrocities

Before, before it’s too late

It’s time to react

Death to the blackhearted aristocrats

 

Our team is now capable to produce

Thousands kilograms of sarin a year

One can kill another – One can kill

Another human being

Who continues to committ

Evil deeds

 

And is thus destined to go to hell

And is thus destined to go to hell

And is thus destined to go to hell

 

We should kill who had sold their souls to the devil

 

 

 

 

This song talks of the believes of the Aleph Japanese cult, by the words of its leader Shoko Asahara. The cult in 1995 attacked Tokyo subway with sarin. Asahara - and other members of the cult has been executed by hanging in 2018

12. TO THE CORE

Music & Lyrics: Cliff Scott

Lead Vocals: Asator Ægishjálmur

Mezzo Soprano Vocals: Lunaria Wistful

Synth & Keyboards: Carlo Fiore

Lead Guitar: Matteo Venegoni

 

   

A wiseman said the man is born free

And everywhere he is in chains

 

To the core

To the core

To the core

To the core

 

Narrow mountain valleys are on my way

Sorrounded by high mountains on both sides

 

I’m trying to get across’em in heavy rain

But watch your step, man, the ground’s so slippery

 

To the core

To the core

To the core

To the core

To the core

To the core

To the core

To the core

 

I’m trying to get across life in heavy rain

But watch your step, man, the ground’s so slippery

 

Do you know the story of John Babbacombe Lee

the man who survived three attempts at hanging him?

 

 

This song talks of the difficulties of life and the strenght to survive. This strenght to live vaguely remembers the figure of John Babbacombe Lee, who survived three attempts at hanging him. The figure of John Babbacombe Lee inspired the folk rock group who 50 years ago, in 1971, made a concept album about his story

 

 

Lyrics

01. ABDUCTION!

 

Out in the fields, on a quiet and warm October night
I was walking around, hands in pocket & deep in thought 

I noticed a light, a red light in the sky
And it was getting closer, ever closer to me!

I took off on foot, while that odd egg-shaped craft
was landing down, descending upon the field

The engine died and a five-foot-tall humanoid 
promptly jumped out speaking in little yelps


How the hell this could be? - I'm afraid I'm victim... 
I am a victim of an abduction!
What is happening to me? - I'm dragged in!
I am victim of an abduction!

Abduction!
Abduction!

Abduction!
Abduction!

Abduction!
Abduction! 

How the hell this could be? - I'm afraid I'm victim... 
I am a victim of an abduction!
What is happening to me? - I'm dragged in!
I am victim of an abduction!

Abduction!
Abduction!

Meursault Lyrics

Cold Thirst Lyrics

02. THE TRUTH ABOUT ADMIRAL BYRD’s “BITTER REALITY” AT EARTH’s END


We are crossing over - the small mountain range 
and still proceeding northward [as best as can be ascertained].
 
Beyond the mountain range - is what appears to be
a valley with a small river or stream - running through the center portion!

Should be no - green valley there! 
Something is wrong and abnormal here! 
We should be over Ice - and Snow! 
To the portside are great forests growing [on the mountain slopes!] 
Our navigation Instruments - are still spinning, 
The gyroscope is oscillating - back and forth!
I alter altitude to one thousand and four hundreds feet 
And execute a sharp left turn [to better examine the valley] 

It is green with either moss or a type of tight knit grass. 
The Light here seems to be different. 
I cannot see the Sun anymore. 
I cannot see the Sun anymore.


We make another left turn and we spot - what seems to be a large animal of some kind - below us. 
It appears to be an elephant! Oh! NO!!! NO!!! NO!!! It looks more like a mammoth! This is incredible!

Yet, there it is! Decrease altitude to one thousand feet and take binoculars to better examine the animal. 
It is confirmed - it is definitely a mammoth-like animal! Report this to base camp.- Report this to base camp!


Encountering more rolling green hills now. 
Seventy-four degrees Fahrenheit now! 
Continuing on our heading now. 
Navigation instruments seem normal now. 

I am puzzled over their actions. Attempt to contact base camp.
Radio is not functioning! Radio is not functioning! Radio is not functioning!

03. LITTLE MOUSE

 

Little mouse, are you sneaking in my child's room tonight?
She lost her tooth just two hours ago
Little mouse, are you coming with your coin or are you in trouble too?
I heard the news before

Liquidity crisis, Long-Term Strike
Higher Transport costs and Failure to ensure
Downturn impact, Scarcity of raw materials
Banking fees, Depriciation expenses

Little mouse, someone brought you to court for home invasion
The Fairy Tooth claims you stole her job
Little mouse, animal activists don't understand you
Are you exploited or is it a passion project?

Financial police: 'No cash receipt'
Rodent regulatory: 'pest control' 
The Interpol 'Trafficking of milk teeth'
The syndacate: 'Membership fees'

Little Mouse!
Little Mouse!

What can I say to my child in the morning
If under the pillow no coin is returned?!
The tears will flow and cries will shatter
The eardrums, the crystals, the mirrors, the glasses 

No! - No! No! No! No! No! NO! No! No! No!
That's not gonna happen here!

No turning back - No returning 
No turning back - No returning
No turning back

Little mouse, Little mouse!
Little mouse, Little mouse!
Little mouse, little mouse!
Little mouse, little mouse!

Liquidity crisis, Long-Term Strike
Higher Transport costs and Failure to ensure
Downturn impact, Scarcity of raw materials
Banking fees, Depriciation expenses

No turning back - No returning 
No turning back - No returning
No turning back ---------------------------Little mouse!

No turning back - No returning 
No turning back - No returning
No turning back ---------------------------Little mouse!

 

04. WAR OF THE WOLVES

 

My darling, you don't seem to comprehend
What's wrong with you I don't understand
This world is programmed for running fast 
And someone wants you to run [faster and faster]
Don't think twice and by somebody else's mind
Leave your fears behind [and be ready for war]
Let the leaf - to follow the path of the river
And morning dew will slip away [as your tears]


The sound of the drums - echoes far away from here
The sound of who he doesn't play [for the brotherhood]
Reality is overwhelmed by fiction  
A farcical condition critical


The pack of wolves is howling in the forest
Determinated and filled - with pure life force
Getting ready - and Waiting for the right time
To attack and fight
The pack of wolves is howling in the forest
Determinated and filled - with pure life force
Getting ready - and Waiting for the right time
To attack and fight
The War of the wolves had already started
And there can be no truce for you, dirty deceivers
The War  of the wolves had already started
And there can be no truce for you, dirty deceivers


The sound of the drums - echoes far away from here
The sound of who he doesn't play [for the brotherhood]
Reality is overwhelmed by fiction  
A farcical condition critical

05. H.O.R.+U.S.

 

Oh Señorita, wanna taste my big pepita? 
Oh Señorita, wanna taste my big pepita? 

Oh Señorita, wanna taste my big pepita? 
Oh Señorita, wanna taste my big pepita?


06. BLACK SUNDAY


Princess Asa will reborn
Some drops of blood will turn her in life
Asa is coming to revenge
Her brother's descendance will pay with life

Sentenced to death and hammered in the flesh
Vowing revenge for the centuries to come
Burning at the stake with hate in her eyes
The witch is dying but the curse is put on

Princess Asa will reborn
Some drops of blood will turn her in life
Asa is coming to revenge
Her brother's descendance will pay with life

Telepathically ordering to her paramour Javuto 
To rise from his grave and going to the castle
Dr. Kruvajan is picked up and led to her crypt 
More drops of blood in change of eternal life 

Princess Asa will reborn
Some drops of blood will turn her in life
Asa is coming to revenge
Her brother's descendance will pay with life

Dr. Kruvajan is turned into her servant
By Asa's command, he will kill for her
Kruvajan enters in Vajda's room
The murder is done, the curse is done
Now Asa plans to drain the young Katia of her life
To realize her ambition, immortality
But Dr. Gorobec and a priest found Kruvajan
And soon realize he's become one of the undead

Princess Asa will reborn
Some drops of blood will turn her in life
Asa is coming to revenge
Her brother's descendance will pay with life  


Princess Asa will reborn
Some drops of blood will turn her in life
Asa is coming to revenge
Her brother's descendance will pay with life 


Yavuto finds Katia and takes her to Asa
And soon she begins to take her blood
The witch is turning into young Katia
Katia is lost in her body and her mind
Katia is lost in her body and her mind
Katia is lost in her body and her mind

 

07. CHARADE '72

Instrumental

08. THE LAST REMNANT

 

Whoever controls the past controls the future.
Who controls the present, controls the past
Whoever controls the past controls the future.
Who controls the present, controls the past

We are the last remnant.   
The prophecies of the Book of Daniel and the Book of Revelation
Already happened
Just grand architecture
There are no clothing, no traces, nothing.
The people, the animals, and those in between,  
Everyone and everything vanished.
The current inhabitants of Earth have no history.
We have no history.
Everything is mirrored here in the physical.
Higher dimension properties 
Are mirrored in lower dimensions.
We live our life and experience
We pass away and join the perfect energy state
To process 
Our accumulated life experiences

Whoever controls the past controls the future.
Who controls the present, controls the past
Whoever controls the past controls the future.
Who controls the present, controls the past

Churches, cathedrals, mosques, and other buildings of worship, 
Were originally aetheric power stations
During the reign of the Tartarian Empire
They functioned as hospitals
The crosses on top of these buildings  
Were used as aetheric electrical antennas
Connected to the rebar 
Embedded throughout the building’s structure


Whoever controls the past controls the future.
Who controls the present, controls the past
Whoever controls the past controls the future.
Who controls the present, controls the past
Whoever controls the past controls the future.
Who controls the present, controls the past
Whoever controls the past controls the future.
Who controls the present, controls the past

10. THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MAJORANA


His body was never found - Someone believed he had committed suicide
Other thought that he may have defected to the Soviet Union - or that he may have become a monk

No one really knew - what happened to Majorana
In 1938 -  after he turned reclusive - and then disappeared.
No one really knew - what happened to Majorana
Did he leave for Venezuela - under the assumed surname of Bini?
No one really knew - what happened to Majorana
Rome prosecutor Laviani - declared the case closed 
No one really knew - what happened to Majorana
No criminal evidence in his disappearance

°His body was never found - Someone believed he had committed suicide
Other thought that he may have defected to the Soviet Union - or that he may have become a monk


No one really knew - what happened to Majorana
Majorana Equation and Majorana Fermions - are named after him, today
No one really knew - what happened to Majorana
The equation is consistent with quantum mechanics and the theory of relativity.
No one really knew - what happened to Majorana
He developed a theoretical basis for the mass spectrum of elementary particles.
No one really knew - what happened to Majorana
He postulated the 'existence of the neutrino - years before - it is discovered experimentally

His body was never found - Someone believed he had committed suicide
Other thought that he may have defected to the Soviet Union - or that he may have become a monk

 

11. DEMON PAZUZU


When your father rules the underworld, 
You're going to end up with some awesome powers 
You can spread disease and death for miles around
By your dry breath 

When your father rules the underworld, 
You can amuse yourself with your evil powers
Carrying the malaria on the wind 
To infect unwitting people.

Demon Pazuzu, you command the southwest and west winds 
Blowing through the lands of Babylon and Assyria
Demon Pazuzu, you have the power 
To cause famine, locusts and destructive storms 


You demon-god 
Only partially human
The rest of your frame
Is fleshed out to fear your people 
A scorpion's tail, eagle talons, 
Two sets of wings and a fierce lion's head.
The people invoke you - ask your protection 
They Hang plaques in sick's person room

They think you're powerful enough to ward off ghosts
And to take their illnesses away  
They would wear your visage around their neck 
Or around their wrist

Demon Pazuzu, you command the southwest and west winds 
Blowing through the lands of Babylon and Assyria
Demon Pazuzu, you have the power 
To cause famine, locusts and destructive storms 

Demon Pazuzu
 

11. THE FOUNDATION OF RHODESIA (ZIMBABWE)


In 1888,
At the instigation of Cecil Rhodes,
the missionary John Moffat 
was sent to Matabeleland 
to use his father's reputation 
to persuade 
the king Lobhengula 
Neither the Boers nor the Portuguese 
would be permitted 
to gain concessions,
the king wanted 
British protection 
and unhesitatingly signed the treaty

South Rhodesia Zimbabwe North Rhodesia Zambezia  
South Rhodesia Zimbabwe North Rhodesia Zambezia
South Rhodesia Zimbabwe North Rhodesia Zambezia  
South Rhodesia Zimbabwe North Rhodesia Zambezia


The Moffat Treaty 
Solemnly proclaimed 
“Peace and amity - shall continue forever
between Her Britannic Majesty, 
Her subjects, and the Amandebele people.” 
Moreover, king Lobenghula 
Promised to refrain
From entering into 
“Any correspondence or treaty 
With any Foreign State or Power"

And by the Rudd Concession, 
Britain had exclusive mining rights 
and agreed that Rhodes' company 
would be granted to use them 
Queen Victoria signed the charter in 1889

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South Rhodesia Zimbabwe North Rhodesia Zambezia
South Rhodesia Zimbabwe North Rhodesia Zambezia  
South Rhodesia Zimbabwe North Rhodesia Zambezia

So Rhodes sent the Pioneer Column,
A group of white settlers 
Protected by well-armed 
British South Africa Police (BSAP)
And guided by the big game hunter 
Frederick Selous,
Through Matabeleland and into Shona territory 
He established Fort Salisbury (Harare)
In 1893–94, 
With the help of their new maxim guns 
The BSAP would go on to defeat the Ndebele
In the First Matabele War,
A war which also resulted 
In the death of King Lobengula
And the death of most of the members of the Shangani Patrol.

South Rhodesia Zimbabwe North Rhodesia Zambezia  
South Rhodesia Zimbabwe North Rhodesia Zambezia
South Rhodesia Zimbabwe North Rhodesia Zambezia  
South Rhodesia Zimbabwe North Rhodesia Zambezia

Then the Ndebele were led 
By their spiritual leader Mlimo 
Against the white colonials
And thus began the Second Matabele War. 
After months of bloodshed, 
Mlimo was found and shot 
By the American scout
Frederick Burnham 
And soon thereafter Rhodes
Walked unarmed into 
The Ndebele stronghold 
In Matobo Hills 
And persuaded the impi 
To lay down their arms,
Ending the revolt.