Tales of Cloud Forest

by Apewards

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1.
05:21
Hey look what you‘ve done When I just want to form the bun And you just crashed into my arm and it is spoiled Girl you want to help me But you add insult to injury You make my life a misery, can’t you see Bananas were shelled Then you touched me, it was fell The juicy fruit went to the ground and splashed around Hey Chick, hands of the salt I will send you down to vault If you put it in the soup, I’m begging you Well, I’ll be damned girl, are you serious about it? You got your chance But you ruined our romance Get your back and leave my house, it’s about time I will go and search My sweet and boiling monkey-pearl And show to her my special turtle and its back You rain on my parade I was completely browned off I’m crying an ice-blade I will not talk ‘bout you, I’ll scoff I’m gonna go my way
2.
Well, just come in now and you can take a seat I never thought, that we two will ever meet I saw you twice with your friends down on the street I always ask myself if I should just greet you Come on lets fly away Your little fingers are touching my ears Your fresh green eyes are stoking my fears A view to your feet and everything is clear We both knowing we are in different spheres We cannot fly away Cause we are here to stay Where there's a will, there's a way. I always told you to close your eyes Or otherwise life wouldn’t be easy It’s true you know about the prize If you don’t believe you must erase me
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4.
06:05
Welcome to my world Just come in and take a look It is my paradise And better than your picture book I am the king now Because the lions are away They all obey my babe I am the sense of their pray Riding on the back of a turtle Which has just one eye The trees are so green You can pick every fruit Don’t be so shy, just taste one They are so juice and so cute Come on baby, sit down Do you like what you see? Then be nice and stay here Just come around Just come around and marry me! They all obey me babe, cause I’m riding on the back of a turtle You’ll get a crown like mine Just little smaller and trim The other animals sing for us Our new Apewards-Hymn We can climb all day now Or I can fly you to the sun You can ride on the back of a turtle You will be so stun They all obey me babe, cause I’m riding on the back of a turtle You are what I deserve In my big kingdom, girl Oh baby just let swerve You are my monkey-pearl
5.
And you see her with her lordly smile Yes she broke your world, that’s her style Recently all your feelings disappear Oh she ruined the line to all your best Bit her baneful spike into your chest When you look around you just feel dread and fear Once she was dear And then the times goes by After she killed you with her smile You can’t forget her for a while You never find back to yourself Yeah she is deep inside your brain now All that is left is one crowded room You ignored the omen of your doom Now try to fix the fragments laying on the ground Raise your heart and save it in a cage Now you don’t have to control your rage Remember who you are, look in the sky, see the stars Back to your roots And then the times goes by After she killed you with her smile You can’t forget her for a while You never find back to yourself Yeah she is deep inside your brain now Free yourself from the fetters of inchoate love You just have to believe that it can cleave Show the world your tearproof backbone After she killed you with her smile You can’t forget her for a while You never find back to yourself Yeah she is deep inside your brain now
6.
Believe me son that the world is spinning `round When we go up, the other side is going down And this is the reason why The great light doesn’t always shine If you are the king the people looking up to you But a few of them are just planning a sneaky coup And this is the reason why The great light doesn’t always shine But if you hold my hand I will guide you through every storm I will protect you from the swarm Some filthy fellows have just one thing on their mind They are searching for a weak point and they hope to find A split in my flawless fur And try to shove me from my fir Nobody guessed that they were so dastardly They want me to lose control and live in anarchy And this is the reason why The great light doesn’t always shine But if you hold my hand I will guide you through every storm I will protect you from the swarm But if you hold my hand I will guide you through every storm Believe me there is no intelligence in a swarm Trust me and follow me into the mystic haze They will never catch us in this neverending chase
7.
He always said, down by the coast That every inch we see was ours to keep Those whispered words, they grew in me A chalky piece of shell set sails to the sea I saw the colors in the ocean spray The light soaked in, at the break of day Low tide makes time pass slower I saw the glitter, now it’s all washed out A hint of blue, in red a doubt Gone with time Would you repeat a journey down? Can you refill the ocean ground? Oh No! Like castles made of sand When water turns to ooze A seagull without land I got the Mermaid’s Blues In mountains high, before we die We dig a hole that we will never climb All that’s left, is piled debris And a memory carved into a tree You never dared to put the songbird free The time ran out and so did we But where are we now, my dear? We never held onto the only thing That’s stuck inside a diamond ring A piece of skin Would you be digging holes in the ground? Could we be singing when we’re bound? Oh No! Like castles made of sand When water turns to ooze A seagull without land I got the Mermaid’s Blues
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9.
Do you see the girl, who's standing over there? Don't be so shy, turn around, Believe me, she is looking at you all the time, Moving her body to the sound This could be your chance Buddy, She has dirty thoughts Just forget you were the loser all the time, Go to her and turn it up, Smell her scent the good times are the present now, Nice, she's lifting up her brow This is your chance sweetheart You are ready now, She is turning 'round She has dirty thoughts, Just forget the thousand times (before)
10.
05:24
Standing at a grave See a tear runs down your face Remember what he’d done When he was hanging in the trees He was a mighty ape He built up a destructive fleet Tell me what he had done That he ended in the streets Did he ever doom an innocent man? Did he ever have an evil plan? Did he ever fight without a cause? No, he didn’t It was a pretty rise When he got you all together If you looked at his back You could saw the white feathers He rode through his ground And took care of the underdogs But they were ungrateful And finally threw him in the fogs Did he ever doom an innocent man? Did he ever have an evil plan? Did he ever fight without a cause? No, he didn’t Standing at a grave See a tear runs down your face Remember what he’d done When he was hanging in the trees Did he ever doom an innocent man? Did he ever have an evil plan? Did he ever fight without a cause? No, he didn’t
11.
You see the old man sitting down there on the street He has no shoes on his dirty feet You know he is poor, he’s not rich for sure And you passing by Can’t you see the rusty ring he wears on his hand Tells of former glory, now can’t pay his rent And look at his hair, that tangerine glare King of the Apes The throne was his and the ring on his wrist Got taken by the snake, that he once kissed He fell through the trees, his foes had a feast But he has a plan! The monkey boy Fitzgerald will not bow My army of Humanzees will stand in a row Half human half ape, they’ll never forsake I’m heir to the throne My line Thousands of years back in time Deep was the fall, the decline I’m raising my fist will you help me shine? I will get back what was mine Thousand years back in time This is my fade I will get back what was mine Thousand years back in time King of the Apes!
12.
02:46
You see her entering the place, in her hands a pink pillow Her eyes look like she’s standing in a purple billow Her lips are twitching, can’t control her inner feelings Thinking about her clandestine dealings No, you never know, what’s happening between their ears You will never read their greatest wishes and biggest fears He is smiling, sitting down with a creepy absent look First screaming loud, then continues reading his old book But look in his eyes and you will know one thing for sure They are just a lure No, you never know, what’s happening between their ears You will never read their greatest wishes and biggest fears Oh, forget about everything you’ve ever learned Boy, this is a credit that you hard-earned You can’t describe what is going on inside your head That’s exactly what I said

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“TALES OF CLOUD FOREST” is a story about the rise to power and the subsequent fall from grace of the great Raphael Monkeyfitzgerald II who once reigned over Cloud Forest. May his kingdom prevail and his name never be forgotten. This journey may be relished at high volume.

We dedicate this album to our parents, our dear friends and loving partners, everyone that still dares to dress up, go outside and shake their head to live music from their local scene and of course to all the kind people who supported us in various ways and made this effort possible in the first place. We’ll see you out there.
A special thanks goes out to GEORG TÜRK, MARTIN HEGEMANN, NIKO DOLLE, KAI GELHARD and MATTHIAS GRAF who supported us with additional equipment and/or advice during the production of this record. Also thanks to SELINA TÜRK for her driving services!

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released May 20, 2016

“APEWARDS” is
NICO GEHLE (vocals, guitar, harp)
VINCENT KRAUSE (guitar)
LUKAS PLÜMPE (bass)
FRANK ECKERLE (drums, percussion).

“TALES OF CLOUD FOREST” was written, performed & live-recorded by APEWARDS, mixed by ROBIN HERTIN and mastered by MARKUS KAISER in early 2016.
Artwork and layout conceived by JOHANNA AMBERG.
Logo designed by LINA BRAKE.

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Apewards Marburg, Germany

APEWARDS (Marburg, Germany) exists between the worlds of stoner and blues-rock and on the bare edges of the psychedelic universe. Their puristic sound is reminiscent of the greats of that cosmos likes BLACK SABBATH, KADAVAR, RIVAL SONS and AUDIOSLAVE. Delicately they combine powerful riffing and distinctive songwriting to an explosive fusion. They released their next LP “WE THE LIVING” in 2019. ... more

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