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MK
MK (demo CD)

Dec 2001
(self-released)

1. Animal magnetism
2. TV cars and magnet toys
3. Space opera
4. The stranded drifter
5. The time traveler
6. Lizardmen
7. The Swordwielder and the Dragonking
8. The going of Rose
9. Black sea
10. Humanity lost at last (... and now for something different!)


ANIMAL MAGNETISM
Lyrics: Alex S. Garcia
Music: Michael Kolomiets

She came out of the scene and into my life,
She named me her king and played with my eyes,
She knew I had seen within her disguise,
She gave me one sin, and I told her only lies...

The strength of my heart is pulling me out,
The void in my mind carries my shout,
The size of my soul is squeezing me in,
The voice in my mouth phrases the sin...

          I'll never be the same, I'll never be sane,
          Never ever again, but I'll take the blame.
          So welcome to the game of sorrow and shame,
          Where fame is the name of this mortal pain...

Then rain suddenly pours from the heavens above
And in silence of course, we maintain it's love,
Down to this earth of desolate souls.
Though from our birth, we run into holes...

We try to resist to the sins that exist,
We try to protest, but in vain - I confess!
So what is this crime, that I've schemed in my mind?
Is it just a way to walk into the day?...

          I'll never be the same, I'll never be sane,
          Never ever again, but I'll take the blame.
          So welcome to the game of sorrow and shame,
          Where fame is the name of this mortal pain...

lyrics (c) 1999 Alex S. Garcia / music (c) 1999 Michael Kolomiets


TV CARS AND MAGNET TOYS
Lyrics: Alex S. Garcia
Music: Michael Kolomiets

They say they know what people need today - or so they say.
But what people need is more time to play,
More time to buy things they don't have.
So they made more TV shows, more cars and toys and magnet rolls
To calm the wave of maddened eyes and keep the crowd alive.

They throw the money, they hide the lies,
They call for more fun tonight...
Say they have what the people need,
Say they have what the people want...
But I'm telling you here, all they have is...

More TV cars and magnet toys,
More info crimes for scandal boys,
More lawless fakes and broken hearts,
More fallen tears for shattered fears...
And all they have is more illusions for naive children
More saddened words for mass persuasion,
More good impressions for hated sires,
More shredded tears for hidden fears
And so much more broken dreams... broken dreams...

lyrics (c) 1996 Alex S. Garcia / music (c) 1996 Michael Kolomiets


SPACE OPERA
Lyrics: Alex S. Garcia
Music: Michael Kolomiets

Heading away, ships racing through space,
Leading the way with haste at great pace,
Searching for a world to
Conquer and then subdue - then rule.

Lost in the stars, he travels with speed,
Gliding afar, see how he will free
The nations that besieged, pray
To regain their pride - they will pay!

          Lasers beaming, phasers aiming, dazers dazing, searing, tearing apart
          Liquid fumes and solid light have merged and swirled and whirled in a world of wind
          And now they see... he has come and he is here to save them all...
          Speaking in another tongue!

Making your way out of this fury,
You stumble and shout till you really
Understand why the stars don't fall
Down from the skies - at night...

          Lasers beaming, phasers aiming, dazers dazing, searing, tearing apart
          Liquid fumes and solid light have merged and swirled and whirled in a world of wind
          And now they see... he has come and he is here to save them all...
          Speaking in another tongue!

lyrics (c) 2001 Alex S. Garcia / music (c) 2001 Michael Kolomiets


THE STRANDED DRIFTER
Lyrics: Alex S. Garcia
Music: Michael Kolomiets

Stranded on the shores of a barren sea of sand,
Yelling with the silent wind - fading away.
Fading away, time unravels all that is done,
While I try to contain all within the rain, without the pain...

          I have walked upon these soils
          And I have heard many souls,
          I have hurled my fears away
          And now I lay here wide awake...

Stranded on the shores of a planet plagued with storms,
I am borne by wings of stone, to my new birth.
To my new birth, I so eagerly plunge within,
Blind to all which surrounds me - became the earth, I am the earth!

          I have walked upon these soils
          And I have heard many souls,
          I have hurled my fears away
          And now I lay here wide awake...

          I have walked upon these soils
          And I have heard many souls,
          I have hurled my fears away
          And now I lay here wide awake...

lyrics (c) 2001 Alex S. Garcia / music (c) 2001 Michael Kolomiets


THE TIME TRAVELER
Lyrics: Alex S. Garcia
Music: Michael Kolomiets

Old Ben Golan now, through time he travels,
Always knowing how he can unravel
The secrets left behind by ancestors blind,
To future doubts and future fears unveiled.

Time is a maze - or so he says,
Always amazed by past ages.
Feeling so dazed by long gone days,
Fearing the gaze of others than he...

          And while the sun slowly fades
          In the horizon with fiery haze,
          Leaving just the stars now to light
          What his eyes, bewildered, delight
          To discover - here upon these desolate lands,
          Where no man ever before has been...
          So many incredible things under his hands,
          And yet not much time left it seems!

So he walks to his machine
And silently dreams of things unseen,
Of places in time he has to go,
To unearth secrets he yearns to know.

Old Ben Golan now, he was there,
First and last of men to ever dare.
Now he goes on to somewhen else,
To study the life of humanity...

          And while the sun slowly fades
          In the horizon with fiery haze,
          Leaving just the stars now to light
          What his eyes, bewildered, delight
          To discover - here upon these desolate lands,
          Where no man ever before has been...
          So many incredible things under his hands,
          And yet not much time left it seems!

lyrics (c) 2001 Alex S. Garcia / music (c) 2001 Michael Kolomiets


LIZARDMEN
Lyrics: Alex S. Garcia
Music: Michael Kolomiets

And in the courtyard, the lizards scream,
Looking for freedom, hiding their fear.
They've seen to the future and now they weep
Trying to escape this pain-filled dream.

Losing their temper, they gesture and move and voice the secret words.
Sentences, phrases, made to reveal the most awesome faces.
But they keep on turning like wheels on hot burning coals,
Always running wild to the music around, trading places...

And the hiss in his voice calls for the wild boys
And a kiss from his mouth takes you far away south...
And when he leaps to your throat, it takes you by surprise,
He just looks like a ghost and it doesn't feel right!
He sounds like a man who's lost his hand
He's fallen through a hole and now he's lost his soul.
The lizards come from the wind, they gather in the storm.
The lizards don't have any friends at all... now they're heading for home...

lyrics (c) 1999 Alex S. Garcia / music (c) 1999 Michael Kolomiets


THE SWORDWIELDER AND THE DRAGONKING
Lyrics: Alex S. Garcia
Music: Michael Kolomiets

In a far away kingdom of violence lived a pretty young girl.
Golden was her hair and in her silence, she would dream of the world...
And now she talks to her soul, which shows her a hidden cove,
Wherein she finds a great sword, made of the purest of stones...

On the road she goes, feeling in safety, looking for adventure.
Little does she know that her destiny is wrought in disaster.
(Then) one day she found a great hole, (hid) in the ground, in the path.
(There) she fell into the cold and (then) felt a chilling laugh...

Underground she knows what she will find, drawing her sword for the fight.
When the beast rushed out, she was all ready - and slew the dragonking.
She slew the dragonking - she knows what it means.
And she slew the dragonking - and she knows what it means...

lyrics (c) 2001 Alex S. Garcia / music (c) 2001 Michael Kolomiets


THE GOING OF ROSE
Lyrics: Alex S. Garcia
Music: Michael Kolomiets

Princess Rose looks at Prince Erwin
And she knows where this is leading.
With her nose she scents what's coming,
So she rose and slid out slowly.

Outside the castle, she rides on till dawn,
She ain't got no sword, so she hurries to hide.
Till the next morning comes, she needs control,
How she needs control over the Sun... over the Sun...

And out of the mist she rides, covered with frost and ice,
Until the wounded stars glide into her shining blue eyes... into her eyes...

Away, far away... running today... trying to find a way to slip away...
... And touch the morning sky with hands of worried pride
And hear the rising wind blowing through the rain,
To kill the tearing pain growing within your brain,
To hurt your very soul and thrust your hopes away... your hopes away...

And out of the mist she rides, covered with frost and ice,
Until the wounded stars glide into her shining blue eyes... into her eyes...

Figures of blackened ash, silhouettes in the night,
Reach out for the mask of terror and fright
To break the call of morning ghouls in need of souls to rest,
To heal the wound that howls and bleeds its best...

And Princess Rose fell to the ground,
Passed away slow in this garden of light, in this garden of light,
In this garden of light, in this garden of light...
Where has she gone? where has she gone now?

lyrics (c) 2001 Alex S. Garcia / music (c) 2001 Michael Kolomiets


BLACK SEA
Lyrics: Alex S. Garcia
Music: Michael Kolomiets

Someone, somewhere, stands staring at the sun,
On some seashore, in a sandstorm so strong.
Silent souls smile as slides a short song...
On stormswept soils, Steven stares so stunned.

          Sudden seen sorrow sweeps slowly,
          Storm-strucked spiders spin sorry,
          Some shapes -- some say -- stay strong,
          But see now how snow snails sing their songs

Ships sailing starwards slowly shine
As sailors sing strongly seaward to the shore
Shadows shiver and scream on the screen,
They seem so shallow, straight, sad, stiff and sore...

On a cobalt beach, a speechless preacher speaks
As he eats his peach he starts to preach his speech
''Since I sinned, I will submit my soul to the seven seas,
As I set sail on a black sea in the seventies''

Slide like a snail, like a snake, in the middle of a pool so nake,
There you see the Sun still shines and shivers in the sky
And you wish you'd never asked to see it or now you die
Your crimson breath cries for shining air but you smile and cry cause you don't care

So sell the shell stuff at the stare of the sea
Some will smile at me as ships stand and sail
Sorrow so still I must submit my soul to the sea
And set sail on a black sea, searching for the seasnail...

          Sudden seen sorrow sweeps slowly,
          Storm-strucked spiders spin sorry,
          Some shapes -- some say -- stay strong,
          But see now how snow snails sing their songs

ABOUT THE SONG
Written in 1988. This is quite likely, to this date, the oldest of my lyrics to have ever been put to music. It was a somewhat failed experiment, where I attempted to write a song using mostly words which started with an S. The reason I say I failed is because of the one verse (''On a cobalt beach...'') where I focused on the 'ea' sound rather than the S words (ironically, this has become one of my favorite parts in the song). Still, I am rather fond and proud of this one, especially considering how old it is and the fact that I was only 18 when I wrote it...

lyrics (c) 1999 Alex S. Garcia / music (c) 1999 Michael Kolomiets


HUMANITY LOST AT LAST (... AND NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT)
Lyrics: Alex S. Garcia
Music: Michael Kolomiets

Been answering the phone too many times,
Think I'm alone in this city of crime,
Now I should take a stone, throw it away,
Like an old rusted bone made out of clay.

Words never mean a thing, they keep singing in my mind.
I shake and they start to ring like a good old rhyme.
Seems I've done it all before but I just can't remember
Those days when I rode through the country snows in winter.

So hail now to the rising King as he stands above his land.
Look at the shining white ring, so bright on the finger of his hand.

Oooh... Aaah...
Oooh... Aaah...

Now I've come to look upon fate, but I've still found no answer
To the mystery of the closed black gates which remain shut forever.

Have I now come to the day of my dying come at last?
Near the end of my stay here in Heaven
Listen to my heart beating so fast, the sound of fear and love.
Yes there is a worst thing than war, but now I've gone above.

Tearing at the very fabric of everything,
I lay open and scatter the ins of my dreams.
I now walk upon the brink of something
So very different from all I've ever seen... from all I've ever seen...

lyrics (c) 1999 Alex S. Garcia / music (c) 1999 Michael Kolomiets

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