POSTHUMOUS

by The Clever Hans

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This is the debut album by The Clever Hans recorded and mastered over the last year.

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released October 15, 2015

Alexander Denovan - Vox -Guitar - Bass guitar - Synths
Andrew Lennard - Drums and Electronics
Steve Marshall - Bass guitar

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The Clever Hans Reading, UK

The Clever Hans play a blend of guitar-based music in the genres of Post-Rock, Goth, Indie, Dream Pop, Shoegaze and more.

We are currently in the process of arranging tour dates to promote our debut album in the UK for March through to the Summer when we will be producing and recording our follow up album for October

Debut album out now.
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Track Name: POSTHUMOUS
Posthumous

In a world a world insane
The Gods shed crushing tears
The fractured forms of our remain
Shattered shards of our disdain
And yet I foment
I walk the halls for you for I know not what to do

Shuffling feet of marching bands
Tired songs machines in hand

I’m like the echo too
Liar
Liar

All I see is just a violence
All I see is just a violence
All I see is just a violence
Just a violence – justify it

In a world afraid
The gods shed crushing tears
In that place where lovers go
In that lonely town from far alone
In the place of fair weathered friends
The sounds the signs remain

I love alone for you
In the echo for you

Liar
Liar

All I see is just a violence
Just a violence – justify it – just a violence
Track Name: A WEAKNESS
A Weakness

The stereo
The audience
It comes alive
Fine you don’t know these things it’s true
The therapy it turns me on say you don’t want this weakness
You count but in my heart I feel divine
Like everyone I come undone

This priceless smile it turns to cruel
These countless trials
Say you don’t want this sentence
You sigh your sighs

In my heart – I will
In my heart – I feel
Dry your eyes
I’m the king of Sudan
And I want for you – for you’ll find
Cry your eyes oh I am appalled
I‘ll be coming for you
It’s just a phone call away
It’s just a fires fight
Well ---


Settle down settle down settle down
you are emotion – you are in motion
Track Name: INOCULATION
Inoculation

Sense of sincerity passes right over me
walk to the end of the world
You said you would stay the same and stay with me
Through the fire and fall out of war
We’re not to blame for the things that have gone
I’m amazed we stayed the same this long
When everyone changes and stages themselves
Against poor and power the back drop of poverty
Jaws of bigotry, promise and flattery
Bank-roll it all and duplicate more
Again and again we watch with indifference
Falling apart with the ghost of us all

So do you remember the curse of September?
Do you recall the curse of us all?
We’re the same We’re the same We’re the same

A sense of civility taste and dignity
Swallowed and spilled and swilled with hostility
Still we sink our teeth through it all
Indulge ourselves and hunger for more
I’ve no intention of living this way
Through the friendly fire the debt of all
The words of others the backdrop of art
Again and again we lost in the end
Around and around talking ourselves
Accusing confessions arresting ourselves
Again and again we jump in the fire
Indulge ourselves and hunger for more

So do you remember the curse if September?
Do you recall the curse of us all?
We’re the same We’re the same We’re the same
Track Name: AMBASSADORS
Ambassadors

Gene before I’m darkened soul
Before I’m dead
Before I fall apart all again
Just like you said – I said it I did all right
You turn your days to dreams will the nightmares begin
Let’s fly kites in lightning storms
Triumph in the riot of the soul

I heard my song on the radio
For crying out loud well it’s got to go
The curtain falls I know you know


Sick and tired
Sick of trying
I had no time
Paranoid

I settle down on the cold floor
I settle down in the cold wars
I settle down in the cold wars
Settle down on the cold floor

In the pouring rain

Gene before I’m dark and cold
Before I’m dead
Before we fall into the great divide
Speak our vows in burnt out churches
Fight our fight our dreams of virtues
Play our part the vital signs
Triumph in the trials of the soul

I heard my song on the radio
For crying out loud well you still don’t know
Tend to get confused and adjourn you know

Sick and tired
Sick of trying
I had no time
Paranoid

I settled down on the cold floor
I settled down in the cold fire
I settled down on the cold wars
I settled down on the cold war

Oh Gene we can even breed sentimental uptight pedigrees
Oh Gene we can even breed sentimental uptight pedigrees
Their weight on me it draws from me the soured milk of history
Oh Gene
You draw from me false charity drain from me false history
Oh gene
Track Name: SIX DEGREES
Six Degrees

I’ve got science of mind
Ambition to a fault
Got brains on fire (all mine) a fever to fall
In a world that seems shaped by your malign
Scenes outside and a terrible home
In a heartbeat of night with nowhere left to turn
Inside I’ve seen a surrogate home

Counted up the anger the world full
My eyes have seen you smile again
I’d like to beat my wings again
And fly into your heart

My god you look so handsome
A fine and wholesome woman
Lips all posed in passion
In heat stroke night
Nowhere left to turn
Inside scenes a surrogate home

Counted up the anger the world full
My eyes have seen you smile again
I’d like to cease – cease command
And so much anger

I’ve got a mean streak I’ve got to iron it out
I’ve got a mean streak I’ve got to iron it out
As if I could do that
As if I could do that
Track Name: THEOLOGY
Theology –

Curses so full of blood and grace
Pour my heart into this god machine
Curses so full of blood and faith
You close the door on my reasoned thoughts
If I had your faith I would never have to think

I found you sleeping on the cold floor
Your skin has aged before my eyes

Empires are falling with a kiss of betrayal
Angels are mortals who help anyway
These words are just sounds that float us away and say to me

Don’t wait for me now
Don’t you wait for me now

Heavens are falling tears of Godspeed
Angels are mortal who help anyway

Curses so full of blood and grace
You close the door on my restless heart
Curses so full of blood and faith
Pour my heart into this god machine
If I had your faith I would never have to think

I found you sleeping on the cold floor
You say we do not die but I have died

The Heavens are falling tears of Godspeed
For the Angels the mortals who help anyway
These words are just sounds that float in the way
If I traveled at the speed of light I could take them

So don’t wait for me now –not now no
So don’t wait for me now – not now no

Heavens are falling
Tears of Godspeed
The angels are mortals what more can I say
Track Name: ASPARTAME
Aspartame

He said wash my hands in boiling oceans
Pull out fish from poison seas
Take twice your daily dose
Administer the seven seas

A victim of the super highway
Information casualty
Take insecurities
And shoot the audience

Hey
Jump out of this world
Jump of your skin
Jump of the dream were living in
Get of the sky
Crawl under a rock
Suspend your beliefs there’s a war coming

Dance the dance the patriot conga
Join your arms if you still got them
Dance the dance obituary samba
Don’t know dance the corporate rumba
Repeat

I’ve been drowning in lake superior aspartame and calorie free
I’ve been drowning in lake superior aspartame and calorie free

Jump out of this world jump out of your skin
Jump out of the scene you are obscene
Get out of the sky
Crawl under a rock
Their touch is like hysterical surgeons
A thousand caresses will turn to bruises


Chorus 2
Dance the dance the patriot conga
Join your arms if you still got them
Dance the dance obituary samba
Do the dance the corporate rumba

Dance the dance to your corporate sponsor
To the tune of a trillion dollars
You don’t know the words you don’t have to sing them
Just dance the dance it’s your votes were after


Outro
I’ve been drowning in lake superior aspartame and calorie free
I’ve been drowning in lake superior aspartame and calorie free
The media wars
The wars for wages
Media sons for media gatherings
You’re aspartame and you’re calorie free
Track Name: LAMENT
Lament
It’s bigger than your faith
It’s better than their ‘spite’ I lament
Scream at the moon
Chasing your head
I’ve built you into something you’re not
Screamed your name “in hate, hate, hate”
Of all the animals this one, this one is so cruel
You sleep and other strangers
The final kiss of bitterness is dust

My Love is obscene
I love everything
Has anyone seen my heart around this town?
It shivers like a chime
The final kiss of bitterness
Your eyes are burning holes through me
Hold my hand in hell for you child
Throw my hands into this godless sky
I lament

It’s better than your faith
It’s stronger than you all I lament
I speak to you in dreams
I lie to you in dreams
I am animal two eyes ears a mouth and nose
And dressed in clothes
Yeah I lament I built you into something you’re not
Sleep and other strangers the final kiss that’s gone

My Love is obscene
I love everything
Has anyone seen my heart around this town
It shivers like a chime
The final kiss of bitterness
Your eyes are burning holes through me
Hold my hand in hell for you child
Throw my hands into this godless sky
I lament
The raging sun ………final kiss
Track Name: IT'S TERMINAL
It’s terminal

Trees bend
Leaves sway and dance
And seeds germinate
Rain beads and tears and runs across windowpanes
Like sperm on silver screens

Spiders spin
Insects crawl, come in
Creepy corporate types come crawling in
Passing meat between their teeth
Smile a smile through cavities
Family packs of cigarettes
And bought and sold

Into the sun
Into the world
Into the dirt again

Pseudonym smiles and want so free
What I want to be
Pseudonym wild and want so free
What I’m supposed to be

Trees bend
Leaves and sway and dance
And seeds germinate
Tears fall
Credits roll
Crowds draw and congregate

Spiders spin
Insects crawl, come in
Creepy corporate types come crawling in
Passing meat between their teeth
Smile a smile through cavities
Family packs of cigarettes
Are bought and sold for you

Into the sun
Into the world
Into the dirt

Pseudonym smiles and want so free
Pseudonym what I’m supposed to be
Pseudonym wild eyed and free
What I’m supposed to be
Supposed to be……..
Track Name: THE END SONG
The End Song

Oh please, please wish me this wish upon Halloween
Oh please, please send me this kiss of formula
And I’ll send me to sleep with your chorus of one
Under the burning heat of a billion suns
Cause we searched all night in the light of this witching hour
Between the ticks of time and all the false alarms
Say Mercy, mercy, mercy
Send him somehow time will tell you
All in the end
Under the sun are you practicing the preach?
The ill in the air – are you preparing the speech?

Ah

Oh please, please gift me this gift of summer love
Cause we cried all the night for witness and alibi
Over the sounds of ghosts of awful
Demons and metaphor magic and trickery
This life their words of deceit are faithfully dragging me down
Practicing the preach
Ill in the air – are you preparing the speech?

Ah –
To send me the ghost and I will not feel lonely
Send me the haunting I know you ignore me
Send by the end and I will begin
Send by the saviour oh just to tell you
Oh he is not real – he ain’t real
So send me the ghost and I will not feel lonely
Send me haunting you know you ignore me
Send by the end and I will begin
Send by the saviour oh just to tell you
He is not real

There’s no fear of drowning
No fear of drowning…when you’re born to hang