Tales of Cloud Forest

by Apewards

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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 ist eine vierköpfige Heavy Rock Band, die sich im Sommer 2012 in Marburg formierte. Mit ihrer unbändigen Spielfreude, filigranen Riffs, plötzlichen Breakdowns sowie modernem Songwriting bricht Apewards alte Konventionen und schlägt eine eigene Bresche in den Urwald des Rocks. ... more

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Track Name: Potage
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
Track Name: Cloud Forest Romance
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
Track Name: Turtlerider
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
Track Name: Like a Limpet
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
Track Name: Sainted Shine
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
Track Name: Mermaid's Blues
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
Track Name: Melvin the mucky Monkey
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)
Track Name: A Eulogy
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
Track Name: The Ballad of Monkeyfitzgerald II
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!
Track Name: Route 5
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