Holiday '19

by Parralox

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Yes, it's that time of year again. Time for Holiday '19, which is the annual fan-album that Parralox releases each year, with a collection of cover versions as requested by the fans.

This year sees songs covered by Depeche Mode, The Human League, Ramones, Sisters of Mercy, Propaganda, Gary Numan and New Order.

Apologies to all those who didn't get their requests on this album.
But good news, we've already started work on Holiday '20!

Enjoy your own holidays, wherever they may be.
❤️ John, Johanna and Louise.

1. Lucretia My Reflection (Sisters of Mercy)
2. Human (The Human League)
3. Are 'Friends' Electric? (Gary Numan)
4. Heart like a Wheel (The Human League)
5. True Faith (New Order)
6. Life Kills (The Human League)
7. Duel (Propaganda)
8. Pet Sematary (Ramones)
9. But Not Tonight (Depeche Mode)

Production Credits :
Producer - John von Ahlen
Engineer - Juan del Toro
Guitars - Adrian von Ahlen (5)
Vocals - Louise Love (2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8)
Vocals - John von Ahlen (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8)

Buchla Modular Synthesiser and Fairlight CMI 30A courtesy of Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio Limited.
Programming assistance by Ross Healy.

Recorded at Subterrane Recording Studio, Melbourne, Australia.

US Management - CAMP Entertainment adam@campentertainment.com

© 2019 Tunecore Publishing
℗ 2019 Subterrane Records

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released November 29, 2019

Tracklist :
1. Lucretia My Reflection (Sisters of Mercy)
2. Human (The Human League)
3. Are 'Friends' Electric? (Gary Numan)
4. Heart like a Wheel (The Human League)
5. True Faith (New Order)
6. Life Kills (The Human League)
7. Duel (Propaganda)
8. Pet Sematary (Ramones)
9. But Not Tonight (Depeche Mode)

Production Credits :
Producer - John von Ahlen
Engineer - Juan del Toro
Guitars - Adrian von Ahlen (5)
Vocals - Louise Love (2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8)
Vocals - John von Ahlen (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8)

Buchla Modular Synthesiser and Fairlight CMI 30A courtesy of Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio Limited.
Programming assistance by Ross Healy.

Recorded at Subterrane Recording Studio, Melbourne, Australia.

Original File Information :
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02 Parralox - 205 - Human V2 - 2019 11 06.wav
03 Parralox - 199 - Are Friends Electric V2 - 2019 11 06.wav
04 Parralox - 202 - Heart Like a Wheel V2 - 2019 11 06.wav
05 Parralox - 208 - True Faith V5 - 2019 11 06.wav
06 Parralox - 203 - Life Kills V3 - 2019 07 26.wav
07 Parralox - 206 - Duel V4 - 2019 11 11.wav
08 Parralox - 198 - Pet Sematary V3 - 2019 11 09.wav
09 Parralox - 211 - But Not Tonight V2 - 2019 11 04.wav

US Management - CAMP Entertainment adam@campentertainment.com
US PR - Project Publicity len.evans@projectpublicity.com

© 2019 Tunecore Publishing
℗ 2019 Subterrane Records

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Track Name: Lucretia My Reflection
LUCRETIA MY REFLECTION
(Andrew Taylor)

I hear the roar of a big machine
Two worlds and in between
Hot metal and methedrine
I hear empire down
I hear empire down

I hear the roar of a big machine
Two worlds and in between
Love lost, fire at will
Dum-dum bullets and shoot to kill, I hear
Dive, bombers, and Empire down
Empire down

I hear the sons of the city and dispossessed
Get down, get undressed
Get pretty but you and me
We got the kingdom, we got the key
We got the empire, now as then
We don’t doubt, we don’t take direction
Lucretia, my reflection, dance the ghost with me

We look hard, we look through
We work hard to see for real
Such things I hear, well they don’t make sense
I don’t see much evidence
I don’t feel, I don’t feel, well I don’t feel
Oh, oh, oh, oh

A long train held up by page on page
A hard reign held up by rage
Once a railroad
Now it’s done

I hear the roar of a big machine
Two worlds and in between
Hot metal and methedrine
I hear empire down

We got the empire, now as then
We don’t doubt, we don’t take reflection
Lucretia, my direction, dance the ghost with me
Track Name: Human
HUMAN
(Terry Lewis, James Harris III)

Come on, baby, dry your eyes
Wipe your tears
Never like to see you cry
Won’t you please forgive me?

I wouldn’t ever try to hurt you
I just needed someone to hold me
To fill the void while you were gone
To fill this space of emptiness

I’m only human of flesh and blood I’m made
Human, born to make mistakes

So many nights I longed to hold you
So many times I looked and saw your face
Nothing could change the way I feel
No one else could ever take your place

I’m only human of flesh and blood I’m made
Human, born to make mistakes
(I am just a man)
Human, ohh human

Please forgive me
The tears I cry aren’t tears of pain
They’re only to hide my guilt and shame
I forgive you, now I ask the same of you
While we were apart I was human too

Human, woah, ohh, human

I’m only human of flesh and blood I’m made
(I am just a man)
Human, born to make mistakes
Track Name: Are 'Friends' Electric?
ARE ‘FRIENDS’ ELECTRIC?
(Gary Anthony James Webb)

It’s cold outside
And the paint’s peeling off of my walls
There’s a man outside
In a long coat, grey hat, smoking a cigarette

Now the light fades out
And I wonder what I’m doing in a room like this
There’s a knock on the door
And just for a second I thought I remembered you

So now I’m alone, now I can think for myself
About little deals and issues
And things I just don’t understand
Like a white lie that night
Or a sly touch at times
I don’t think it meant anything to you

So I open the door
It’s the ‘friend’ that I’d left in the hallway
‘Please sit down’
A candlelit shadow on a wall near the bed

You know I hate to ask
But are ‘friends’ electric?
Only mine’s broke down
And now I’ve no-one to love

So I found out your reasons
For the phone calls and smiles
And it hurts and I’m lonely
And I should never have tried
And I missed you tonight
It must be time to leave
You see it meant everything to me
Track Name: Heart Like a Wheel
HEART LIKE A WHEEL
(Jo Callis, Eugene Reynolds)

Calling up the promised land, Johnny Seven’s coming over the sea
He’s taking your time when you want to be free
Holding out a helping hand, are you ready for a real career?
Will you be so cool, when it’s happening here?

It don’t say nothing that I haven’t heard, if what I hear is true
You won’t keep the law with a broken word, so what are you going to do?

Heart like a wheel, turning away from anything that’s real
Heart like a wheel changing in time, beating colder steel

Pass the message around the world, the medium is in retreat
The power is here, and packing some heat
Sell your soul to a holy war, set the captive free
We make no promises anymore, but it isn’t fooling me

Heart like a wheel, turning away from anything that’s real
Heart like a wheel, changing in time, beating colder steel

You can’t keep the wheels turning anymore, with anger, blood and fear
Or make any friends with an M16, when you blast your way through here

Heart like a wheel, turning away from anything that’s real
Heart like a wheel, changing in time, beating colder steel

Heart like a wheel, turning away from anything that’s real
Heart like a wheel, changing in time, beating colder steel

Heart like a wheel, turning away from anything that’s real
Heart like a wheel, driving the world is going to be a steal
Track Name: True Faith
TRUE FAITH
(Bernard Sumner, Gillian Gilbert, Peter Hook,
Stephen Eric Hague, Stephen Paul David Morris)

Verse 1
I feel so extraordinary, something’s got a hold on me
I get this feeling Im in motion, a sudden sense of liberty
I don’t care cause I’m not there
And I don’t care if I’m here tomorrow
Again and again I’ve taken too much
Of the things that cost you too much

Chorus
I used to think that the day would never come
I’d see delight in the shade of the morning sun
My morning sun is the drug that brings me near
To the childhood I lost, replaced by fear
I used to think that the day would never come
That my life would depend on the morning sun...

Verse 2
When I was a very small boy, very small boys talked to me
Now that we’ve grown up together, they’re all taking drugs with me
That’s the price that we all pay
Our valued destiny comes to nothing
I can’t tell you where were going
I guess there’s just no way of knowing

Repeat Chorus

Verse 3
I feel so extraordinary, something’s got a hold on me
I get this feeling I’m in motion, a sudden sense of liberty
The chances are we’ve gone too far
You took my time and you took my money
Now I fear you’ve left me standing
In a world that’s so demanding

Repeat Chorus
Track Name: Life Kills
LIFE KILLS
(Ian Craig Marsh, Martyn Ware, Philip Oakey)

When you fall into your seat
You know you feel you might be dying
As the breath rasps in and out
Of your burning throat
You can’t control your lungs because you’re so tired
You’re half awake with one arm in your coat

Well thank god that there is someone there to drive you
You know you couldn’t make it on your own
He helps you through the door
You sit down on the floor
And you’re asleep before you are alone

Your life is like a schedule
You run to meet the bills
No one’s awake to tell you
Life kills

For a while it seems exhaustion has subsided
The day is over and the moon is high
But your period of work is predecided
Funny how the hours of freedom seem to fly

Well thank god that there is someone there to drive you
You know you couldn’t make it on your own
He helps you in the door
You sit down as before
Another shift to pay another loan

Your life is like a schedule
You run to meet the bills
No one’s awake to tell you
Life kills

Your life is like a schedule
You run to meet the bills
No one’s awake to tell you
Life kills
Track Name: Duel
DUEL
(Claudia Ute Brucken, Michael Mertens, Ralf Doerper)

Eye to eye stand winners and losers
Hurt by envy, cut by greed
Face to face with their own disillusions
The scars of old romances still on their cheeks

And when blow by blow
The passion dies
Sweet little death, just have been lies
Some memories of gone by time will still recall the lies

The first cut won’t hurt at all
The second only makes you wonder
The third will have you on your knees
You start bleeding, I start screaming

It’s too late, the decision is made by fate
Time to prove what forever should last
Whose feelings are so true as to stand the test?
Whose demands are so strong as to parry all attacks?

And when blow by blow
The passion dies
Sweet little death, just have been lies
Some memories of gone by time will still recall the lies

The first cut won’t hurt at all
The second only makes you wonder
The third will have you on your knees
You start bleeding, I start screaming

The first cut won’t hurt at all
The second only makes you wonder
The third will have you on your knees
You start bleeding, I start screaming
Track Name: Pet Sematary
PET SEMATARY
(Daniel Rey, Dee Dee Ramone, Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone)

Under the arc of a weather stain boards
Ancient goblins, and warlords
Come out the ground, not making a sound
The smell of death is all around

And the night when the cold wind blows, no one cares, nobody knows

I don’t want to be buried in a pet cemetery
I don’t want to live my life that way
I don’t want to be buried in a pet cemetery
I don’t want to live my life again

Follow Victor to the sacred place, this ain’t a dream, I can’t escape
Molars and fangs, the clicking of bones
Spirits moaning among the tombstones

And the night, when the moon is bright
Someone cries, something ain’t right

I don’t want to be buried in a pet cemetery
I don’t want to live my life that way
I don’t want to be buried in a pet cemetery
I don’t want to live my life again

The moon is full, the air is still, all of a sudden I feel a chill
Victor is grinning, flesh is rotting away
Skeletons dance, I curse this day

And at night when the wolves cry out
Listen close and you can hear me shout

I don’t want to be buried in a pet cemetery
I don’t want to live my life that way
I don’t want to be buried in a pet cemetery
I don’t want to live my life again, oh, no, oh, no
I don’t want to live my life, not again, oh, no, oh, oh
I don’t want to live my life, not again, oh, no, no, no
I don’t want to live my life...
Track Name: But Not Tonight
BUT NOT TONIGHT
(Martin Gore)

Oh God, it’s raining, but I’m not complaining
It’s filling me up with new life
The stars in the sky bring tears to my eyes
They’re lighting my way tonight

And I haven’t felt so alive in years

Just for a day on a day like today
I’ll get away from this constant debauchery
The wind in my hair makes me so aware
How good it is to live tonight

And I haven’t felt so alive in years

The moon is shining in the sky
Reminding me of so many other nights
But they’re not like tonight

Oh God, it’s raining and I’m not containing
My pleasure at being so wet
Here on my own, all on my own
How good it feels to be alone tonight

And I haven’t felt so alive in years

The moon is shining in the sky
Reminding me of so many other nights
When my eyes had been so red
I’d been mistaken for dead
But not tonight

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