Unangelic Voices EP

by Kerry JK

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1.
Treason 04:06
It came on the news after stirring overnight That the language of Lenin is now the weapon of the right The true way's the new way The old ideals are toast If this is treason, let us make the most They talk of unity when they really mean submission They punish dissidence rather than admit contrition Authority is measured by the brashness of the boast If this is treason, let us make the most Moguls mask the margins To marginalise the fight A pebble's like a boulder If dropped from sufficient height The disgruntled are distracted With an enemy off coast If this is treason, let us make the most. United in diversity Divided by conformity Resist the creeping terror Of thankful uniformity Invoke Mandela, Ghandi and Bodicea's ghost If this is treason, let us make the most. While we're waiting for the papers To be delivered in the post If this is treason, let us make the most.
2.
It was a lazy morning up in heaven Around about twenty past eleven An angel came to God's right hand Said "Don't ask me why 'cause I don't understand But the Devil's just come to the door Says he doesn't want to be evil anymore". Now there's no need for the end of days There's no need for a holy blaze Let the people of the world rejoice Go out and make a joyful noise Everything's going to be OK Because the Devil did repent today. Flitting back two thousand years Jesus knew his time was near As he wandered strangely casually In the garden of Gethsemane But Judas had a change of heart He didn't want to play his part Instead of kissing Jesus as he neared He told those soldiers to kiss his rear Now there's no need for Christ to die No need for Him to be crucified No need for a resurrection No need for a new direction Cancel the communion call It wasn't the last supper after all The Son Of Man is living still 'Cause Judas Escariot did alright this time Way back at the very start In the secret garden's heart A lady talking to a snake Said, "No thanks. This just feels fake". Now there's no need for the fall of man There's no need for a masterplan There's no need for will to be free No need for humanity No need for nephilm, judges, kings Not much need for anything No flaming sword, no flood, no war Just happy gardeners for evermore So God stood up and went outside And there was Satan, arms out wide "It's true", he said, "I've seen the light There's no need for us to fight". God looked the Devil up and down He thought about it with a frown Then across his face their came a smirk "Very funny", he said, "Get back to work!"
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There's no such word as impossible He realised one day So he took his dictionary And he cut that word away And he sat there feeling wonderful He thought of all the things he could do That's when he realised He'd have to cut some other words too. So he took out his thesaurus And he waved his magic wand He cut out unattainable Undoable and beyond 'Cause there's no such word as impossible There's nothing we can't realise If the world and all its wonders Can be cut down to our size 'Cause when you're young Nothing is impossible Everything's right there for you to try But the more we learn the less we know The next step comes in letting go To understand we're all just children And there's no such word as evil And there's no such word as good And there's no such word as justice He got rid of them while he could With just his magic scissors And a movement of his hand He could rid his world of anything He didn't like or understand 'Cause when you're dumb Nothing is impossible Everything's right there for you to try But the more we learn the less we know The next step comes in letting go To understand we're all just children As the litter built up all around He had brief cause to doubt There were more words on the other side of each page He'd have to also live without But those collateral words Scattered on the floor Weren't needed for his perfect world And they died in a good cause With his new truncated language He felt like a god on high No obstacles left in his way Like Superman he could fly He could make the world his plaything He could soar just like a bird And in the streets down below An ambulance was heard You know that nothing is impossible But as human beings we can but only try And you set yourself up for a fall If you ever think you've sussed it all 'Cause we are all just children You know that nothing is impossible Everything's right there for you to try But the more we learn the less we know The next step comes in letting go To understand we're all just children We are all just children And nothing is impossible (repeat)
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You're so quick to join the lynch mob So quick to start a fight So quick to find a witch to burn They've got to learn that might is right But now the crowd has changed direction And they're looking back at you What will you do when it's your turn To be the bogeyman? Innocence is inconvenience Know your role and take it like a man The pack is baying They came here for a slaying And they're going to get it any way they can You had your time as judge and jury Giving out and never taking back What will you do when it's your turn To be the bogeyman? Only confessions are accepted It doesn't matter what you have to say The crime is named to justify the punishment Are you sure that you're not guilty anyway? Everything's forgiven except deviance The many feel threatened by the few What will you do when it's your turn To be the bogeyman?

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Four tracks of multitracked acapella, vocal looping and acerbic poetics. Think Bobby McFerrin meets The Creatures.

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released June 3, 2017

Written, performed and produced by Kerry JK

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Kerry JK Northampton, UK

Gender and genre fluid singer-songwriter producing songs of identity, isolation and defiance incorporating jazz, electronica, art rock, vocal looping, poetry and rock opera theatrics.

Be yourself, as yourself. There is no greater fulfilment, and no sweeter revenge.
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