Dark Grooves

by Desert Monks

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released December 18, 2018

Recorded at Recover Studio, Athens
Engineered by A.Ntroulias and M.Pantelias. Mixed by A.Ntroulias
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Mastered at Audiosiege Music Production, Portland, Oregon audiosiege.com

Camera Arts Johnny Kaper Images & Imagination johnnykaper.wixsite.com/photography


All tracks arranged and produced by DESERT MONKS

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Desert Monks Athens, Greece

Desert Monks formed late in 2015 in Athens, Greece in an attempt to merge a series of musical and aesthetical aspects under a familiar, yet unique, sound. Their music focuses on Rock and its subgenres, with the discrete presence of elements deriving from each member's diverse sonic and artistic background. ... more

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Track Name: Dark Grooves
Dark grooves for the missing girl
Cheap drinks in a bar at 4:00 AM
And a bitter friend

Same stories full of playfulness
Free falling on a rigid safety net
This is all you get


Does it ever rain under your hat?
Ain’t it kind of strange how big it gets
Before it falls apart?


Dark grooves for the missing man
Poor guy always thought he had a plan
Now it’s out of hand

Sharp thinking when the lines are thin
Chit-chatting while the truth is held back in
For another scene


Does it ever rain under your hat?
Ain’t it kind of strange how big it gets
Before it falls apart?
Track Name: Heart To Break
As the night is roaming
All the thoughts are burning red
In his head

A boxer in the corner
Waiting patiently for blood
From your hand

Yeah, it’s not too late
Drinks on me
I can’t wait

Once again,
You found a heart to break

Music for the lonely
Every time you pull a string
They swing

Every little moment
Every empty soul is here
To steal

Yeah, they were all the same
They were all to blame
But then she came

Once again,
You found a heart to break

Every pawn you move falls in empty space
Starships pass you by as they float away
Flowers in your hands on a sunny day
Another poor dream to waste

You found a heart to break
Track Name: I Don't Mind
You should have stayed
At least for one more drink
So I could tell you
All those things
You wouldn’t like to hear
But you didn’t show your face
When you walked away

Did your world explode or
Did you slip out of your line?
Did you blow to pieces?
Did your cloud dissolve tonight?

Cause I don’t mind
No I don’t!

You’re that kind of soul
That only finds peace
Among boxes
You could have gone for more
If we’d lived this
But fear won this game
So put out the flame

Did your world explode or
Did you slip out of your line?
Did you blow to pieces?
Did your cloud dissolve tonight?

Cause I don’t mind
No I don’t!
Track Name: Tame You
Away we go under the sun
It’s good to know that none of us has brought a gun
And since we’re here, we could just smile
We could hold hands and feel uneasy for a while

Well if it’s wrong don’t let it slip away
Tables turn so why do you hesitate
Spare the drama for another day
Take it in and let it tame you

Do you hear the voice that brought us here?
The paper melted and the colors disappear
And still you try to deal the deck
As if nobody ‘s ever gonna lose a bet

Well if it’s wrong don’t let it slip away
Tables turn so why do you hesitate
Spare the drama for another day
Take it in and let it tame you

Away we go under the sun
It’s good to know that none of us has brought a gun
Track Name: Northern Star
Flowers blossom
Right outside the window
And they start to hide the view

Sucking sunlight
If I had a knife
I’d cut them off and give them to you

What if the world keeps spinning?
What if we’ve drown the lines?
Every night around you
My northern star shines

Strange faces
Got inside my room
And dragged me on a Sunday train

Stop staring
I know they had come for you
And you forgot your name

What if the world keeps spinning?
What if we’ve drown the lines?
Every night around you
My northern star shines

What if the world keeps spinning?
One thousand days and tides
We’ll be here as long as
Our northern star shines
Track Name: Even Then
Thought of her
Her golden hair
In my dreams, in my woe

Bit of friends
Crushing waves
Slightly doped, I kept her away

Even then I thought of her

But that moment of mine was full of you
Bright lights, I 'm going blind
And I 'm full of you
So full of you

Happy
No misery
Holding off, free to breathe

All gone there
I can 't forget
Just come clear when you 're near

Even then I thought of her

But that moment of mine was full of you
Bright lights, i 'm going blind
And I 'm full of you
So full of you
Track Name: The Rain
Hold your breath to pretend you’re dead
Mumble words that can’t be said
Push your limit to the end
Like a worm under your bed

Go out and meet yourself
Smell the rain and start to dance
With this burden on your chest
Show your teeth and do your best
Start the fire you caress
Burn the thoughts you suppressed

Go out and meet yourself
Smell the rain and start to dance

Put it all in a red balloon
Cast a shadow on the moon
Close your eyes and wish for escape
Be the child you used to hate


Go out and meet yourself
Smell the rain and start to dance
Track Name: Rip My Soul
These days you’re a sting in my heart
So try, try, try not to break it
My girl I don’t know who you are
So please, please, please don’t fake it

Break me down to pieces
Fix me up again
Crush my body on a wall

Keep me in a distance
Make me feel insane
Take me back and rip my soul

Your love pulls me in like a wave
I lose myself, I’m drowning
You work in mysterious ways
But please, please, please keep it coming

Break me down to pieces
Fix me up again
Crush my body on a wall

Keep me in a distance
Make me feel insane
Take me back and rip my soul
Track Name: I'll Be There
Within the saddest color
When the rainbow cuts your breath
I’ll be there
When your ships are sinking
And you’re struggling on the deck
I’ll be there

When the walls are falling
That's me there
Don’t you talk about your dreams
I’ve seen them!

Within the first morning sun
When the window lights her eyes
I’ll be there
On the fastest flying train
Penetrating the skies
I’ll be there

When the love is ending
They’re all here
Don’t you ask about my dreams
I’ve killed them
Track Name: Lighthouses
On the break of day all my questions disappear
On the break of day all the voices sound so clear

Fiction or madness?
What are you hoping for?
Stay on my side
Then we can talk about it

On the break of day when the stars all hide away
There’s a sign of joy but your souls resist it

Even if you try you can’t get it off the way
On the break of day everybody’s dreaming

Love and lies
Behind a puzzling smile
Show me a way out
Open your eyes to read through

This life is ours to live
This time let’s try to breathe

This time it feels alright
Track Name: The Devil
I shook hands with the devil today
Don’t know why but I keep calling your name
You won’t know it
The winds will blow it

I see Venus eclipsed by the Sun
I see your feet are devoted to run
No one noticed
How you caught it

Stones for the feet of the horse that will never slow down
I said I would
Traps for the birds that foresee while my head spins around
I said I would

But I’ll never work out how to rig all the rules in this game
of shame
Fill up the glass while the water still tastes like a flame
I came

The beast stood up and winked its right eye
Be a man he said or else sit and die
There is no land
Where stone won’t turn to sand

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