Traipses

by Bonbon Experiment

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TRAIPSES is something of a concept album, both musically and lyrically. It's about the paths we take when we wander, looking for epiphanies. Musically, its my most adventurous/experimental album for a few years, with only a couple of more traditional songs alongside the longer tracks, as I create interesting electronic soundscapes. Mostly recorded in January-February 2015, I struggled to finish it until May 2016 when the track "John the Replicant" gave me the final piece of the jigsaw. Its a sonically varied palate, reflecting the dystopian wordscape of the lyrics. The long central track "(We are) the Boneless" is something of an anti-manifesto for the contemporary world; whilst "Vanished Days" is a love song set in Istanbul. As Britain decides on its European future, TRAIPSES is an oblique commentary on our inter-connected world. A lyric sheet with accompanying story, and CD cover are available if you download the whole album.

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released May 30, 2016

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Bonbon Experiment Manchester, UK

Bonbon Experiment is the main musical project of Adrian Slatcher. He records for the online label BDM Recordings (previously Brain Death Music). His latest album is "Traipses" a new EP "Test Pressing #1" is also available.

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Track Name: That's What Makes Me a Loving Man
Would you go to beach tonight?
the breaking waves touch the sky?
Would you lay down on the sand?
If I gave you a loving hand?

What in the world can be so right
As lovers twisting in the night
What in the world can last so long
As the memory of love so strong?

Here goes – make your money
Here goes – choose your way
Why laugh when the joke’s not funny
And still there’s a price to pay

I’m a loving man
I’m a loving man

I do everything a lover can
That’s what makes me a loving man

I do everything a lover can
That’s what makes me a loving man

You’ve been better and you’ve been bad
So much for the things you planned
Not much time to convince
When so much has happened since

Take me out where the moon is high
Where the waves crash into the sky
Where the stars are our only shine
And our bodies glisten with the brine

Down we go and over the dunes tonight
Playing out our favourite tunes tonight
When it comes to sing the refrain
Don’t you know that I call your name?

I’m a loving man
I’m a loving man

I do everything a lover can
That’s what makes me a loving man

I do everything a lover can
That’s what makes me a loving man

Did you go to beach tonight?
Did the waves touch the sky?
Did you lay down on the sand
As I gave you a loving hand?

Here goes – you made your money
Here goes – you chose your way
Why laugh when the joke’s not funny
Still there’s a price to pay

I’m a loving man
I’m a loving man

I do everything a lover can
That’s what makes me a loving man

I do everything a lover can
That’s what makes me a loving man
Track Name: (We are) the Boneless
It seems we’re heading for a third world war
so start the fire and bolt the door
head to the hills in the evening light
burn all the books that gave you rights
Medieval killers for Islamic state –
Infidels – apostates
God’s burning man at the stake again
Wiping out the human stain

THESIS: LIFE DANGEROUS
BEYOND HISTORY
THE GREAT MAN VIEW OF HISTORY
MEN ARE ANTS WITHOUT A QUEEN
TOGETHER WE ARE DESPERATE
ALONE WE ARE PSYCHOTIC
THESIS: SEPARATE
TAKE TO THE HILLS
CREATE A NEW LAND
TAKE WITH US ALL THAT IS ILL

It seems we’re heading for another new start
where there is no love and there is no art
where renaissance man has been sent to the grave
and the answers are not the ones he gave
like Luther with words nailed to the door
we right the wrongs that we’ve seen before
The way we live will set the tone
We’re no more than flesh and bone

ACTION: OUT ON A HILLSIDE
DYING OF A NEW PLAGUE
END OF DAYS
PICKING UP RELIGIOUS TRACTS
DISTRIBUTING LIES DRESSED UP AS HOPE
EVANGELISING WHILST LOADING THE HANDGUN
MAKING SURE YOU HAVE THE BULLETS TO KILL ALL OF YOUR FAMILY
WHAT IS THIS?
PSYCHOTIC STATE? SUICIDE STATE?
SEE THE WORLD CORRUPTED

It seems that love doesn’t mean a thing
When it happens far outside the ring
The dark sky signals the will of the Lord
For how we are now we weren’t before
Do you see that you must sacrifice
All that you think is good in life?
For what is your thought – but a fist to our chest –
If you don’t follow this, then what is next?

REMEDY: BANNED CHEMICALS INJECT INTO THE DEATH ROW INMATE
HOORAY FOR THE STARS AND STRIPES
BUILD NEW RESTRICTIONS
MAY YOU FOLLOW THIS DOCTRINE
OUR RULES ARE THE NEW RULES
DRESS THIS WAY. YOU MAY HAVE THREE WIVES.
MEN ARE THE RULE MAKERS
MEN ARE THE RULE BREAKERS
IN THE BACKYARD WE SET UP THE

It seems we’re heading for a third world war
so start the fire and bolt the door
head to the hills in the evening light
burn all the books that gave you rights
Medieval killers for Islamic state –
Infidels – apostates
God’s burning man at the stake again
Wiping out the human stain

RESTITUTION:
LET HE WHO DISPUTES THE NEW RELIGION
FACE HIS MAKER THIS WORLD CANNOT SUSTAIN
THE DEADLY SINS YOU MAINTAIN
MAN IS WEAK AND WILLING –
AND INTO THAT DEATH MELT HE FALLS
AND SHOULD HE SURVIVE THE PLAGUE PITS OF HIS MIND
THEN ONLY DEATH CAN SAVE HIM

It seems we’re heading for another new start
where there is no love and there is no art
where renaissance man has been sent to the grave
and the answers are not the ones he gave
like Luther with words nailed to the door
we right the wrongs that we’ve seen before
The way we live will set the tone
We’re no more than flesh and bone

It seems that love doesn’t mean a thing
When it happens far outside the ring
The dark sky signals the will of the Lord
For how we are now we weren’t before
Do you see that you must sacrifice
All that you think is good in life?
For what is your thought – but a fist to our chest –
If you don’t follow this, then what is next?

PRAYER: WE MUST HASTEN HIM ON HIS WAY
IT IS CHOSEN. IT IS SPOKEN.
IS THERE ANYONE HERE WHO WOULD SAVE THIS MAN
AND SEND HIS SOUL TO ETERNAL DAMNATION?
IN MY LONELY HOUR
I HAVE BEEN FORSAKEN
THERE IS NO TRUTH IN THE WORLD
ALL FLESH IS MOULDY – THE AIR DESTROYS US
SEXUAL DESIRES POLLUTE US
WE CANNOT ESCAPE FROM OUR BLOOD
I WILL BE A BETTER MAN. I DO NOT BELIEVE.
I MUST ESCAPE THIS PLACE.
MUST TELL THE REST OF THE WORLD WHAT HAPPENS HERE.
I AM JUST FLESH AND AS LONG AS MY FLESH REMAINS
THEN I CAN MAKE THEM UNDERSTAND
THEY CAN BREAK EVERY BONE IN MY BODY
THEY CAN LASH MY SKIN
BUT THEY WILL NOT DESTROY ME
I AM THE FLESH AND I AM BEYOND THE FLESH
I AM ALL THE DEAD AND I AM ALL THE TO BE KILLED

It seems we’re heading for a third world war
so start the fire and bolt the door
head to the hills in the evening light
burn all the books that gave you rights
Medieval killers for Islamic state –
Infidels – apostates
God’s burning man at the stake again
Wiping out the human stain

We are the long lash
we are the boneless

we are the long lash
we are the boneless
we are the long lash
we are the boneless
Track Name: John the Replicant
I would sit on the hillside
Don’t you see I am dreaming of a better life
Of something that I could share with you
That takes us away from all this pain and jealousy…..

From my elevated place
I would like upon a far off lake
And dream of the swims we would take
And dream of the love we would make
The fruits devoured in this Eden
Love in the moonlight of evening.

But there’s something wrong in the way you look
there’s something strong in the way that you fucked it up
There’s something wrong in the routes we took
There’s something all along that meant we never had the luck

When I took to the place we always meant to go
I see the eagles soar, and the wind blow through the willow,
I carve a tally in the base of a tree
And count the day to set me free

There’s nothing wrong with what we said
There’s nothing wrong with what we did
There’s nothing wrong with who we are
There’s nothing wrong with how we thought
There’s nothing wrong with what we believed
There’s nothing wrong with how we behaved

I believe you when you calm down and explain how the voices sound
I believe there is something else in the sky above or the underground

By the light of my window,
I return to where you are sat,
Hard day at work you said,
Is this now where we’re at?

Did we dream of an answer
Did we dream of a better life…
Can’t say I would blame you
Can’t say I didn’t try….

Take me with you, instead of the shame and the final dose
Take me with you, where the frost never kills the rose
And the final days
They were beautiful
And the final days
Were so beautiful
Track Name: The Golden Sow
the bending of the river
Before we were in temper
Hot blood flows
The measurement of panic is regulated
Some cannot return
Soft were the cushions
Wild hearts
Nothing passes without someone knowing
Young bucks with their life ahead
The cities wait for the games
Chase the fish eels over the sluice gate
Here the stories
Many are the memorials to the lost
Perhaps that’s what comes next
Idealism isn’t easy
We once were monsters
And will one day be again
I heard told of treasures
In the deep
That one day
Two youngsters
Brave and foolish
Went out when the sun was shining
At the bending of the river
And so they missed the signs
In the meteoric sky
That something was happening overhead
The birds fell silent
And the sky went dark
And in the water
They fought for their life
Then caught in a tidal pool
One of the boys lifted up
And was no longer drowning
He called for his friend
And pulled him up
And together
They rode the whirlpool
Until they could see straight through the waters
The dark green mildew had washed away
The water was cleansed
At the bottom of the pool
They saw the glint of gold
And knew the treasure
And went for it
Down they went against the tide
One at a time
Then back up into
The safety of the tidal stream
One last go and one went deeper still
Grabbed onto the treasure
He looked into the eyes of the Golden Sow
And felt triumph
As he swam up
The water shifted
The tide swept away
And he would have been lost
But his friend returned
And took the other boys hands
the Golden Sow
Drifted to the bottom
Of the stream
To become nothing more
Than another chapter amongst the legends
Track Name: Vanished Days
All our ways
And all our days
Are Banished Ways
And Vanished Ways

I saw you down by the Bosphorus
You said my life would be prosperous

You took my palm for a reading
Much more than your hand I was needing

Under the veil your beauty was hidden
And I knew our love was forbidden

But in the heat of the morning
I ignored your warning

*

Dark hair and eyes like almonds
Skin that shone like diamonds

We always met in secret
Gave my heart but you wouldn’t keep it

We followed the cats by the shoreline
Till a place of our own we could find

By the time it was evening
Nothing else had a meaning

*

Outside the Mosque we made our parting
as the evening prayers were starting

When you came to see me in my place
I saw the east had gone from face

In jeans and t-shirt like any other
But undressed once again my eastern lover

Your magic didn’t need any potion
I followed you out to the ocean
Track Name: Traipses
Calibrate
Underplay
Save till now
Desire the dead
Panic On
Astral Plane
Moscow girl
Validate
cutting in
Nuremburg
Triumphant Will
Power Surge
Destiny
Homeless Man
Oxygen
Metal can
Semaphore
Calling home
Triangulate
Sleep alone
Morning dew
Passion Crime
Bethlehem
End of Time