Change The World Or Go Home

by The Cosmic Carnival

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released April 28, 2012

All songs written bij Nicolas Schuit & Gerben van Etten, except 'Burn The Roses' - written by Gerben van Etten, and 'Stop It' - written by Nicolas Schuit, Gerben van Etten & Frank Schalkwijk.

Recorded, mixed & mastered by Marcel Fakkers.

Produced by Nicolas Schuit, Gerben van Etten & Marcel Fakkers.

Recorded at E-Sound Studios, Weesp & Soundport Studios, Rotterdam.
Hammond, Cembalet, Wurlitzer, Vox Continental & Mellotron recorded at EP-service, Schagen.
Additional piano recorded at RealMusicRoom, Rotterdam.

Artwork by Robin Smit.

©2012 Triple Tree Recordings

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Track Name: Funny Man
You're a funny man
You twist around and turn
What a laugh you are
You see it's sunny man
Get in before you burn
You shouldn't go that far

Your right will shake my hand
And with your left you pull a gun
You try to take a stand
You try to light your matches in the sun

What's that, funny man?
You say you're in for bliss
You don't mind being poor
You feel the consequence
You don't know what it is
You don't know what it's for

You like to have the answers
And you feel the need to show
But if I don't ask a question
Then maybe I don't want to know

You're a funny man
You're a funny man
Track Name: Kingmaker
I never knew you as a heartbreaker
Always talking like a kingmaker
I saw you trippin' like a blind man running
I thought I'd find my way out without making a sound

Took an apple from the apple tree
I looked at Adam, and he looked at me
I sold it to him as I lit one, smiling
And I could find my way out, without making a sound

I slipped a million to the Tambourine Man
He moved to Cuba, bought an icecream van
Upset my mother, still she made my dinner
And I could find my way out without making a sound

Never knew you as a heartbreaker
Always talking like a kingmaker
I saw you trippin' like a blind man running
I thought I'd find my way out without making a sound

I'm a kingmaker - a heartbreaker
I'm a kingmaker - a heartbreaker
Track Name: Stop It
The sun was out, but I was hiding in a corner
I saw the shine, but I wouldn't let it get to me
Oh, the summer knows I never cared much for her
But all day, she's in my face, and she won't let me be

So I went out, to make another cup of coffee
I know that I'm not a moneymaking factory
Oh, it goes to show, the food and drinks are plenty
But today, I know there ain't nothing left for me

As the morning calls
I worry where my shadow falls
And now my head's inside
A war I thought I left behind
It's probably best to stop it

When people talk, I know their minds ain't speaking
They mean it well, but I can tell that they are on to me
Over all the roads I won't follow the beacon
A sorry state, but I won't pray for your empathy

As the morning calls
I worry where my shadow falls
And now my head's inside
A war I thought I left behind
It's probably best to stop it
Track Name: The Green Light pt. 1
You gotta walk before the green light starts flashing
And run before your old age starts bashing you
Down to the ground
Where you'll be making no more sound

You got your worries
You got your style
You got your hopes and sorrows
So make the most of your time
Put them all together
Write yourself a song
Don't wait until tomorrow
Else you will be dead and gone

You gotta walk before the green light starts flashing
And run before your old age starts bashing you
Down to the ground
Where you'll be making no more sound

Outside it's gruelling
People in doubt
So why don't you come in and listen
The fever is taking the crowd
Here you stand at the crossroads
Taking one out of five
You can stay if you want to
Living the end of your life

You gotta walk before the green light starts flashing
And run before your old age starts bashing you
Down to the ground
Where you'll be making no more sound
There's a road ahead and a way to follow
One look behind you and hey, there you go
Down to the ground
Where you'll be making no more sound
Track Name: Desperate Man
Pass on nearly everything
Don't care what the wind blows in
Desperate man who wants to know
Which turn to take, which way to go, so
Sunlight doesn't stop the train
Clouds have crossed into the rainbow
My head is hanging by a string
Doesn't that change anything for you?

Desperate man
Know that only you can make him talk again
Desperate man
Know that only you can make him walk again

Changing rules within the game
Anything to make the shame go
Desperate man he's out of tune
Nights of howling to the moon

Sunlight doesn't stop the train
Clouds have crossed into the rainbow
My head is hanging by a string
Doesn't that change anything for you?

Desperate man
Know that only you can make him talk again
Desperate man
Know that only you can make him walk again
Track Name: Share The Love
Share the love from the heart with your brothers
Let it out, let it in
Give your heart, give your soul to the others
So no man can ever
No man can ever hate

Share the love from the heart with your brothers
Let it out, let it in
Give your heart, give your soul to the others
So no man can ever
No man can ever hate

Share the love from the heart, all my sisters
Let it out, let it in
Give your heart, give your soul to the others
So no man can ever
No man can ever hate

Share the love from the heart with your brothers
Share the love from the heart with your brothers
Track Name: Is It Wrong
Is it wrong to feel bad about life?
Is it wrong to feel sad for a while?
Are the days in your wake
Nothing more than a waste of your time?

Is it wrong to feel bad about life?
Is it wrong to feel sad for a while?
Are the days in your wake
Nothing more than a fake of your smile?

Is it wrong to feel bad about life?
Is it wrong to feel sad for a while?
Are the days in your wake
Nothing more than a waste of your time?
Track Name: Burn The Roses
I would love to just call her
But she wouldn't be talking to me
I want to be silent together
And I won't hang up 'till she's asleep

I would love to but I can't, I can't
'cause I'm still on the phone with you

Let's burn all the roses now
Comfort ourselves with the heat of the fire
And when we run out, lose what we admire
Life without roses, a permanent frown

We are watching the sunrise
I'm drawing our names in the sand
And just as I want to start talking
She quietly squeezes my hand

I don't want to go, because when I wake up
I'm still lying next to you

Let's burn all the roses now
Comfort ourselves with the heat of the fire
And when we run out, lose what we admire
Life without roses, a permanent frown