The Manchurian Pass

by Victor Sierra

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04:40
VISITORS (from the twilight zone) THE PAST BITES OFF OUR WINGS WHO KNOWS WHAT THE FUTURE BRINGS AND THE PRESENT FEELS SUCH A BORE WHERE'S THE BLAST WE'RE WAITING FOR EXHAUSTED BY SLEEPLESS NIGHTS HAVING WAGED SO MANY FIGHTS WE LOOK FOR A NEW QUANTUM LEAP BUT WE MUST KEEP ON DIGGING DEEP (DIGGING DEEP...) LIKE STRANGERS ROLLING BACK THE STONE VISITORS FROM THE TWILIGHT ZONE STEP BY STEP WE'RE BUILDING SPEED BUT THERE ARE CALLS NO ONE WANTS TO HEED IF THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME WE WILL CHANGE THE RULES OF THE GAME ABNORMAL SHIFTINGS DEVIATE OUR LINE OF LIFE UNEXPLAINED EVENTS SEAL OUR FATE IS THERE HOPE IN THIS HEADLONG RUSH? OR WILL WE MEET A DEATHLY HUSH
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05:07
PLANET 9 A NEW ORBITAL LINE HAS COME TO UNDERMINE OUR FLIGHT PLAN TO THE STARS NO ONE SEES IT BUT IT'S THERE HUGE AND DARK TILTING THE SUN'S COURSE FROM AFAR RED PLANET FADES AWAY INTO YESTERDAY AND THERE IS NO TAPE LEFT TO REWIND GAS AND ICE GIANTS STAND STILL IN THE DISTANCE AS WE'RE SPEEDING TOWARDS PLANET 9 IS THERE A NEW FRONTIER FOR AN AIMLESS MANKIND FEARING GODS AND PHONY MASTERS ? FLYING UNDER THE INFLUENCE WE HAVE PASSED MAJOR TOM'S TIN CAN AND VENUS IN FURS OUR FLYING MONSTER KEEPS A CRAZY PACE DODGING OBSTACLES IN THIS HOSTILE SPACE BOUND FOR ANOTHER SYSTEM OUT OF TELESCOPES SIGHT WHERE TIME UNLOCKS WHERE WRONG AND RIGHT UNITE LIGHT YEARS FROM HOME IN THE UNKNOWN...
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STATIC ON THE RADIO WE CRASH-LANDED LIKE A STONE IN THE STREETS OF SIN CITY RELIEVED TO BE SAFE AND SOUND IN DENSE CLOUDS OF DIESEL FUMES ABANDONING THE AIRSHIP WE MADE OUR WAY TO SAFETY UNDER FIRE IT'S RAINING IN THE BALLROOM PACKED WITH GHOSTS AND VAMPIRES EACH ONE HOLDS A BROKEN GLASS STANDING STILL IN THE MOONLIGHT PETRIFIED SINCE THE GOLDEN YEARS EYES FULL OF DEAD DESIRES AND DISTRESS (WE CAN) CATCH NOTHING MORE THAN STATIC ON THE RADIO WE PASSED THE FRINGE WE WANDER IN THE NO-GO ZONE SEARCHLIGHTS TEAR THE GLOOMY NIGHT THE AIR SMELLS OF DOOM AND A CURSE IN AN ALIEN LANGUAGE STRANGE BEINGS SHOUT IN THE DARK NEANDERTHAL IS NOT DEAD HE LIVES IN AN ALTERVERSE CLOSE TO US THEN WE'RE FACE TO FACE HEARTS BEATING FAST MUTE QUESTIONS ASKED...
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ARGUMENTS AND FACTS PAIN RUNNING 'ROUND MY BRAIN ALL DAY I MUST GET A GRIP ON MYSELF THEY WANT ME TO THINK THE SAME OLD WAY AND LEAVE MY SENSES ON THE SHELF I'D LIKE TO FLEE THIS KINGDOM OF ENNUI AND SPEAK WITH THE MASTER OF CLOCKS WE'D FIGHT OVER THE THEORY AND SPEND EVERY NIGHT ON THE DOCKS SUSTAINING A NEVER ENDING INNER FIGHT WHILE VERITY IS FADING AWAY SOME PRETEND TO BE BEACONS IN THE NIGHT STRUTTING WITH VERY LITTLE TO SAY ARGUMENTS AND FACTS / INTELLECT VS QUACKS BETTER USE YOUR NEURONS AND SYNAPSES TO THE MAX ARGUMENTS AND FACTS THEY CHOSE NEW SPINELESS KINGS TO ENTHRONE IT'S A CORNERSTONE OF THE BOHO'S ROUTINE I DRINK TO THE SPIRIT OF THE UNKNOWN EVEN THOUGH THEY PUT ME IN QUARANTINE SOMETIMES TALKING TAKES SUCH A HEAVY TOLL SOMETIMES I'M LOSING CONTROL
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04:42
BLUE RAIN DEMONS WHISPER YOUR NAME IN THE SHADE MONSTERS TELL A TALE TO THE BARMAID THE HUSTLER PLAYS THE QUEEN OF SPADES YOU SHOULD GET USED TO DEAL WITH CHARADES YOU LONG FOR SIGHTS OF SYMMETRY THAT SATISFY THE LAWS OF HARMONY (MEANWHILE) THE SCROUNGE DOWNS YOUR GLASS AND ASKS FOR MORE IS THIS THE ROMANCE YOU'RE LOOKING FOR? A BLUE RAIN FALLS (BLUE RAIN FALLS) AND LONDON CALLS (AND LONDON CALLS) A BLUE RAIN FALLS (BLUE RAIN FALLS) THE FUTURE SCRAWLS (THE FUTURE SCRAWLS) HERE COMES THE CHILD YOU WANTED TO BE HE'S MOODY AND WANTS YOU TO SEE HIM FREE YOUR LUCKY STAR WAITS FOR YOU AT THE BAR PICK YOUR CHANCE WHILE THE DOOR IS STILL AJAR
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04:48
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04:51
THE DEFECTOR HEAVY WATER FALLS ECHOING ON THE COBBLESTONES I'M FREEZING TO THE BONES AND MY COVER IS BLOWN I'VE COME IN FROM THE COLD WHERE ALL THE STREETS LOOK THE SAME WAITING FOR A TIME THAT NEVER CAME I'M WATCHING THE BORDER POST IN THE COMPANY OF GHOSTS I'VE BEEN TOLD THERE'S A GAP JUST AFTER THE MIDNIGHT SHIFT BEAMS DANCE IN THE NIGHT AND DOGS BARK OUT OF SIGHT THE AIR REEKS OF GENERATORS' FUMES THE BULLETS SQUEEZE THE SPACE AND TIME IS RUNNING FASTER I FEEL THE RACE IS ON AND SPEED IS MY BEST ARMOUR I'VE CROSSED SO MANY BORDERLINES I SHALL NEVER SURRENDER I'VE BEEN ACCUSED OF SO MANY CRIMES THEY CALL ME THE DEFECTOR I RUSH THROUGH THE BARBEDWIRE, AND NO MAN'S LAND IS ON FIRE THE VOPOS PULL THE STRINGS AND LET GUNS DO THE TALKING THE LAST FRONTIER RECEDES IN THE SMOG AND I FEEL LIKE I'VE MISSED THE BUS THE CARDS HAVE BEEN RESHUFFLED NO ONE WAITS FOR ME TO SAVE THE WORLD
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THE H BOMB QUEEN IT'S RAINING SAND OVER STALININGRAD ALL STARS ARE BLACK AND WINDS ARE BAD BACK FROM A PAST THAT NEVER PAUSED WE'RE LOOKING FOR A NEW ROUTE TO OPEN DODGING SPUTNIKS AND RED OCTOPUSES THE QUEEN RISES FROM THE ASHES LOADED WITH TONS OF FORBIDDEN HOPES OUR DIRIGIBLE HAS KNOWN BETTER DAYS LONG DEAD ROCKETS AND ALL WRECKED SATELLITES GIVE WAY TO THE H-BOMB QUEEN AIRSHIP PIRATES AND THEIR FELLOW SOCIALITES MAKE WAY FOR THE H-BOMB QUEEN AFTER A ROUGH TIME IN THE MANCHURIAN PASS STUCK IN THE WAR OF THE PURPLE GAS WE'VE DEALT WITH TRAPS AND FRUSTRATED MANY ATTEMPTS OF SABOTAGE PLAYING OUR LIVES WITH DICE AND MAH JONG TILES WE'VE FLOWN MORE THAN A MILLION MILES NEVER FORGET NEVER SURRENDER ON OUR WAY TO THE NEXT CHAPTER

about

Victor Sierra is back with their fourth studio album. 'The Manchurian Pass' documents the band's new adventures aboard the Hydrogen Queen temporarily renamed 'The H-Bomb Queen' to avoid 'Arguments and Facts' while flying above the 'Avenida de la Luz' over 'Dragon Island'. Always Off the Beaten Track', Victor Sierra play the 'Visitors' circling 'Planet 9' and under 'Blue Rain', they meet 'The Defector' who sends a 'Roger and Out' message. When 'La 25° Heure' sounds, only 'Static on the Radio' is heard... (to be continued).

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released May 10, 2018

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Victor Sierra leads you into a vaporous and multicolored universe through unexplored paths down to a future that could have been...

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