Slope

by Steve Jansen

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    Bonus items also included are downloadable liner notes (pdf) which is a replica of the CD insert. Videos used as back projections for live performance featuring the guest vocalists which include: Sleepyard, Cancelled Pieces, Sow The Salt, Playground Martyrs, Ballad Of A Deadman, and Playground Martyrs (Reprise).

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The original release on the Samadhi Sound label 2007 featuring guest volcalists David Sylvian, Tim Elsenburg, Thomas Feiner, Anja Garabarek, Joan Wasser and Nina Kinert.

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released January 23, 2016

produced, arranged, engineered and mixed by steve jansen at 'the nest', uk and samashisound studios, usa
all computer programming by steve jansen
tim elsenburg vocal, theo travis wind instruments and steve jansen piano recorded by steve d'agostino at the vestry, london, uk
nina kinert vocal recorded by love olzon in stockholm, sweden
anja garbarek vocal recorded by john mallison in oslo, norway
thomas feiner vocal, mandolin and samples recorded by thomas feiner at straysound studio, sweden
david sylvian vocal and guitar recorded by david sylvian at samadhisound studios, usa
joan wasser vocal and violin recorded by bryce goggin at trout recording, brooklyn, usa
tim elsenburg guitar and fender rhodes recorded by
tim elsenburg at 'blue sky falls', london, uk
bratislava movie orchestra recorded by ján machut & ladislav krajãoviã at slovak radio bratislava studio 5, bratislava, slovakia orchestra contracted by pavel ãíÏek
alberto tafuri piano recorded by alberto tafuri at residence in milan, italy
steve jansen recorded all other instruments and samples at 'the nest', london, uk
mastered by tony cousins at metropolis studios, london, uk

art direction: david sylvian
design: chris bigg
models and photography: dan mcpharlin

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Track Name: Sleepyard
take them to the sleepyard
there are no returns, no exceptions
lay them in the sleepyard
sell a little payment protection

ease the apparatus
isolate a part that's defective
send them to the sleepyard
statutory rights aren't affected

you wanna join in
it's nothing less than you deserve
you've had enough now
you're gonna get what you deserve

wake up in the sleepyard
everybody knows what i'm after
everybody's watching
everybody's helpless with laughter

don't lie down - how am i going to follow?
(cant get away, got to get away)
don't lie down - how am i going to follow?

take me to the sleepyard
brush away the dirt from the blankets
find me in the sleepyard
somewhere underneath this atlantis

you wanna join in
it's nothing less than you deserve
you've had enough now
you're gonna get what you deserve

take them to the sleepyard
Track Name: Cancelled Pieces
i´m just a single unit
no stereo

no different though
the mix has changed

i have cancelled
all the pieces
that were meant to make me 
whole

now there`s no room
to turn aroud

he wanted hands
that could do the job
with some finesse

thickly covered in frost
i juggle the wolves
and keep out of sight

i don`t want to spoil their
dreams....

and i won`t call their name
when they leave....

i used to be
so beautifully printed

original text
on every page

but i cancelled
all the pieces
that were meant to make me.....
Track Name: Sow The Salt
have me follow
in your lead

have me follow
have me sow the salt

for you
for you
for you, i'll sow the salt

through the gardens
i will dig
for you

have the ocean
come and soak
them through

for you
for you
for you, i'll salt the soil
Track Name: Playground Martyrs
you'll run to the gate
but you'll be marked late
it’s for your own good, it’s for your own good

you’re likely to make
the grandest mistakes
you suffer alone in the skin and the bone

let’s sharpen those
new sets of arrows
for the next generation of playground martyrs
and join in the game
of intolerable shame
‘cos everyone shares in the sins of their fathers

school bell rings
single-file in
trade you my unhappily-ever afters
so bring out those things
to hammer the wings
of the next generation of playground martyrs
Track Name: Ballad Of A Deadman
oh honey take me out i’m a dead man
oh baby bake me something sweet
oh honey take me out i’m a dead man
oh baby give me bread to eat
 
there are places in the damp northwest where
the bodies lie down head to feet
there were loses in the california sunshine
tell you stories that you can’t repeat
 
in the winter when the valleys flooded
those were towns where the rooms were cheap
the summer dirt lines the corners of your pockets
i’m still buried there ten feet deep
 
papa don’t place this curse on me
heaven knows i can’t use it
papa don’t place this stone on me
mama there’s no future in it.
 
we travel on the back roads lightly
through carson city and the hills beyond
me and joan on the sacramento
me and joan this is where we’re from
 
oh honey take me out i’m a dead man
oh baby bake me something sweet
oh honey take me out i’m a dead man
oh baby give me bread to eat
 
papa don’t place this curse on me
heaven knows i can’t use it
papa don’t place this curse on me
mama there’s no future in it.
 
oh honey take me out i’m a dead man
oh baby bake me something sweet
oh honey take me out i’m a dead man
oh baby give me bread to eat
 
oh honey wears the colours of the springtime
the pale green of an organdy dress
her shadow grows in the california sunshine
but nothing else in the south, southwest.
Track Name: Playground Martyrs (Reprise)
you'll run to the gate
but you'll be marked late
it’s for your own good, it’s for your own good

you’re likely to make
the grandest mistakes
you suffer alone in the skin and the bone

let’s sharpen those
new sets of arrows
for the next generation of playground martyrs
and join in the game
of intolerable shame
‘cos everyone shares in the sins of their fathers

school bell rings
single-file in
trade you my unhappily-ever afters
so bring out those things
to hammer the wings
of the next generation of playground martyrs