Conceptual Reflections

by The Karlos Kollective

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A lot has been said and written since the BREXIT vote. And more madness may ensue at the end of the current presidential election. Anyway some of these songs tackle that literally, other's hopefully open up a path of hope to people in this very peculiar time in our history. It doesn't really matter if, as an individual, you are being true to yourself. We have punk rock, ballads, anthems, world music, funk , Indie, synth pop and orchestral for you to enjoy. The album flows from intensity at the start to more relaxed Music and themes towards the end A great deal of hard work has gone into this and, as well as the brilliant contributions from Alison Jones, Stuart Dent and Dave Askew, a huge thank you to Sarah Lu McCabe who, as well as still producing some mesmeric lyrics, is demonstrating a unique talent for melody writing on this album.

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released November 4, 2016

©karlharrison
©SarahLucyMcCabe
©Alisonjones
©DRAskew
©StuDent

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The Karlos Kollective Sheffield, UK

Hi there. The Karlos Kollective is a group led by Karlos Harrison.We produce a range of original songs in various styles including punk/indie/pop/anthems/ballads/harmonies/ acoustic and much more. Thank you so much for visiting for a listen and all the songs are available to purchase through this site. Keep eyes peeled for brand new album coming in November 2016 ... more

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Track Name: WISDOM IS WEALTH part 1
Wisdom is wealth
Track Name: Brexitageddon
Whatever your colours seem
red, yellow, blue or green,
but its true we are in a mess,
unsure what to do.

Why ask questions
if dislike replies,
why hold ideas up to the sky,
breathe life into it and let it fly,
Democracy

What will happen if one day
All ties cut we float away
Rolling hills of green
an island stuck in deep blue sea

We were unqualified to choose
But never likely to refuse
Are we now alone
on this planet that we all call home

So our political climate
mirrors Glastonbury’s Mud,
and simply trying to ask us this question
has done us no good.


I wonder why those in power need
To take our attention so we can’t see
What don’t they want us to notice
So we can’t protest

CHORUS
About things like education
What about education
Things that matter so much
Right before our eyes
We’re all pawn in clever games
Has it always been the same
Its now mirrored across the sea
What will it take……………..to learn from who we’ve been

Worse than being alone
Is losing this pure place……………that we call home
Track Name: Selfie/Destruction
See a blond baffoon ain't he funny
they say he wipes his arse with his money

Selfie/destruction

all the kids with minds hold the wealth
we churn them out like iphones on conveyor belts

Coalesce/disconnect

They don't tell you about ADHD
means you're a danger to society
Cooperate crones create the zombies
so you can never truly be free

Britain/ Patriotism
Britain /1 % richer
Britain/ die for religion
Briain /oh all the wisdom

Selfie/Distruction
Track Name: Take off
Booked a ticket away
Just for a day
Took some pictures today
Just for the sake
Though I was far away
I nearly stayed
Ain’t got too much to say that’s ok

Got caught out in the rain
Everyone stared
Lost my keys down the drain
Nobody cared
Ain’t got too much time that’s ok
Can’t find decent rhymes that’s ok

Change the day start again
Find excuses to make another choice
Distractions at home
But its time to take off
Track Name: A new paradigm
Day 1, you live your life is it a dream?
tumbleweeds they are the scene
surely you can receive
hear the keen

A force more than your own energy
look to her eyes and see
are you still in your dream
or in her dreams?

This is our world
these are our words
we've been here before
this is our time
a new paradigm
for evermore
shouting crying
shouting lying
shouting crying
what's it all been for??

Womder what you think
Is it same as me?
Wonder if i give will you receive
Wonder if i sit silently
Will you ever know what i mean

Am i the crook in scooby doo
but without revealing what i do
is it best left unsaid
Or shall I
let the wings unfurl with harmony
show your harmony
the ghosts don't show their cloaks
cos they know that they lost
their inner glow

he knows he knows he knows
before death
he knows he knows
what's right and true
so he cried take me back

This is our world
these are our words
we've been here before
this is our time
a new paradigm
for evermore
shouting crying
shouting lying
shouting crying
what's it all been for??
Track Name: Bear Grylls
Bear grills gives me the chills fish cakes
Debbie mcgee up my tree Rocher
Cumberbatch a lumberjack twiglets
Ant and dec making me sweat Kievs

Davina shouting for more sausage
Harrison ford is the lord after eights
Katie price so hard to entice Nylon
Geordie shore titalating the poor Ice cream

That’s not real life

Johnson carry it on My way
Nixon they’ll come back back for him bomb way
Carter we’ll find a way no way
Reagon deregulate wahey
Bush/blair you put it all there we’ll win
Bbc fires up your flare shock awe
Lord Hutton sit in your leather chair emquiry
David Kelly has lay it all bare goodbyeeeeeeee

That’s not real life
Was that real life?
Track Name: WISDOM IS WEALTH part 2
Patience can cook a stone
Track Name: Love in the youth
All you fear is hate and violins
or is it violence, shrill sirens catch our ears
all these slow strings amount to sadness
but there's gladness in the conversations behind the news

But there's love in the youth
its hard to hear it through the noise
Just keep listening to the music find your voice
its just different views
one persons lie is another's truth

All you fear is hate and violins
or is it violence, shrill sirens catch our ears
all these slow strings amount to sadness
but there's gladness in the conversations behind the news

But there's love in the youth
its hard to hear it through the noise
Just keep listening to the music find your voice
its just different views
one persons lie
We're just one in two
our mindset's locked
in another view
All you fear is hate and violins
or is it violence, shrill sirens catch our ears
all these slow strings amount to sadness
but there's gladness in the conversations behind the news
Track Name: Here with me
TIme is passing by
as I watch you grow
into your life the girl i forever know

Youth is on your side
and in time you'll find
youll find your soul
float into your life

And as I sit here and watch the sun set down across the sea
I look up to the midnight blue to where your lights will be
then i know you are here with me

Where is your mind
no need to lose control
just take my hand and i'll never let you go

Sleep now my child
this is your lullaby
close your eyes below this starry night

And as I sit here and watch the sun set down across the sea
I look up to the midnight blue to where your lights will be
then i know you are here with me
Track Name: Dancing Day
When you're at home
business chatter on the phone
did you feel the love flow deep inside my heart

Worry lines procede
as you tell a story from the deep
in time you'll find in your mind its good for the soul

Oh juxtaposed is me
Do i stay or do i leave
chancing and romancing, what is fate?

Chorus
So free your mind cos we had our dancing time
and you know your heart's in tune with mine
So don't forget or regret we've said all there is to say
it will always be our dancing day

if ever you feel low
remember to let go
the bond is never broken with loving friends

Chorus
So free your mind as we had our dancing time
and you know your heart's in tune with mine
So don't forget or regret we've said all there is to say
it will always be our dancing day
Track Name: The Hymn
Slowly walking down, down from above
Bring your thoughts for the speaker to get her job done
This is the place, the place I could start
Give me calm for the instant, don't tear me apart.

Hills rolling down, down from above
Bring your plough for the farmer to get his job done.
This the place, the place of my past
Give me choice in the present, to make my life last

Leaves falling down, down from above
Bring your bricks for the builder to get his job done
This is the place, the place I could rest
Give me strength for the moment, a chance to impress.

Stars shining down, down from above.
Bring your bow for the archers to get their job done
This is the place, the place I could stay
Give me hope for the future, belief everyday

Give me calm for the instant, don't tear me apart.
Give me choice in the present, to make my life last
Give me light for the moment, a place I could stay
Give me hope for the future, belief everyday
Give me hope for the future, belief everyday

Pauses acoustically, moments of melancholy Force to persuade
No mention of what will be, fortunate what you'll see
We're all unafraid...........
Track Name: Release
Alarm, shrill sirens, no fire
Drunken dreaming stop and tap the code
Daylight streaming, hang out by the car
click record, now lets begin

Metronome's the fuel of mine
beat in the mundane life
siren's sound, Feel the alarm

Scan and fix
user not recognised
shattered discs
a kaleidoscope of risks
Some kind of our psychology
Craik and Lockheart, got nothing on my memory

Just stop of a minute and say
Leave your world, that's what Alice said
Your allowed cos there's still time
it's not a crime

Is it fire
inside her
my desire
cannot hide it
all the voices
say that she is out of reach today
They're no liars
Their wire
is a straight line
don't require
to step outside
where the real you will see
what it's worth
Release!!
Track Name: Satellites
Bottle it up or let it go
It's definitely not who, it's the things that you know
Watching the sky as life passed us by.
time to realise? It's hard to qualify.

Sailing away on the breeze
Floating the oceans, need trust, guarantees
I will be there, enjoying somewhere
Air will equalise.

Everyone searching out for the past
made for the future.....how long will it last
Air will equalise, air will Mobilise
This is us, we'll Immortalise

Falling inside, standing upright,
We're orbiting our own satellite......our own satellite

Know it's a worry, watching the sign
see through the stars
wait........search and then find
We all play to the theme
It's not what you know or what that it seems

Stand on our planet, looking out at the mirror
Size of a thumb, I've got time to consider
Tricks in the dark, don't want to suppose
when we're forgotten and then superimposed

Everyone searching out for the past
made for the future.....how long will it last

Falling inside, standing upright,
We're orbiting our own satellite......our own satellite

Standing upright.......orbit our own satellite
Standing upright.....our own satellite
Track Name: One day you'll be old
Wrinkles and lines that define us
Are etched upon our skin
People look at us
Not knowing history within

It's lonely traveling through time
When a decades passed and all you've grasped is how to tow the line
Nostalgia is a bitter joy dreams packed in a box With your old toys

It's frustrating.
Should have done more with your years
It's an age thing
But it doesn't quell your fears
It's amazing
Looking back on memories
looking into future fears

See the now, it's not how it was back then, how it will be when you're older
Forget the stories you have and haven't told
Is it you or is it them it's just how
it was way back when
Remember hazy summers and not the cold

One day you'll be old

Older than the now, you'll deal with it somehow
those pity Stares