At Night I Am King

by Meiosis

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The 7th album in an 18 year music career by Meiosis has landed. A jouney through a fear of flying, through city life in New York, Berlin and Newcastle upon Tyne brings us to an emotional climax with a joyous celebration of the absurdities of life as we know it in 2016. It's wonderfully weird but somewhat oddly accessible.

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released May 1, 2016

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Formed in 1999 by Martin Thompson, Meiosis continue to release records and perform live. Pop music with and arty edge. Loads more information at www.MusicByMeiosis.com

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Track Name: Lunch Atop A Jumbo Jet
Because I’m not afraid,
I am happy now.
Because I’m not afraid,
I will tell you how…
Oh God.
Oh my God…

Because I’m not afraid,
I am happy now.
I’m not afraid,
And I am telling you how…
Oh God.
O my God…
Track Name: Freedom Of The City
Make a note to myself,
Some things never change,
I’ve been waiting for a long time,
Until this time comes of an age.

Pat him on the back,
Tell him, “If that’s the best you can do?”
There’s no point in coming back,
When you assume I acquitted you, didn’t you?

Follow your heart and your unmeasurable desire.
Blow them all apart and let the wind fuel the fire.

With all the airplanes overhead,
I will write to you.
When there’s freedom and respect,
I will call.

(Do you hear me call)

And you don’t have to run,
You don’t have to slog yourself over the hill,
You don’t have to follow some,
You’ve got your own free will.

The night is young & the days are long,
You don’t feel you owe it to yourself,
But with the Earth on hire, we could all retire…
To a future of wealth, health and self-worth.

Run around in circles,
Telling everyone, you’re “going straight”,
Your freedom of the city is coming soon,
And you’re running late.

With all the airplanes overhead,
I will write to you.
When there’s freedom and respect,
I will call.
Track Name: Doki Doki
I’m talking when the lights are low,
With lots and lots of baggage in tow,
I’m walking when the nights are light,
Even though I don’t see them that bright.

The night has a fiendish plan,
I’ll tell you now, ‘Man to man’,
My body feels full of fright,
And my heart feels like a bird in flight.

Now face me, embrace me,
I had a bad paper round a long time ago.
Grace me, furiously,
I’m a gratifying man with a lot of baggage in tow.

My body is engulfed with a belief,
That all I want I will believe,
You’ve got to come along and feed,
That feeling in you, I believe it’s true…

When you’re trying hard,
And you feel that pound?
You know that sound.

When you’re working hard,
And you feel that start?
You know it’s your heart.

My life is only one big hole,
With lots and lots of baggage in tow,
If only I were born a king,
Well I’d tell you I’m feeling something, I’m feeling something.

I said, “I’m feeling something.”
I said, “I’m feeling something.”
I said, “I’m feeling something.”
I said, “I’m feeling something.”

When you’re trying hard,
And you feel that pound?
You know that sound.

When you’re working hard,
And you feel that start?
You know it’s your heart.
Track Name: Is God Magic?
I don’t see myself as a demon,
Some might say that I am a Heathen.

If you think God is magic?
Then it must be tragic
And if God is tragic?
Then it must be magic.

Who said I was a Heathen?
And how dare you accuse me of being a demon.
Is God is magic?
It must be fantastic!
If you think God is magic,
It must be tragic.

Because she said, “that he said…” that we were all “blah blah blah”,
Then she went..””, and he went…””, and we were like all, “blah blah blah!”.

Is God is magic?
It must be fantastic!
If you think God is magic,
It must be tragic.

Because he went, and she went then it was all, “Blah blah blah.”
I go and then she knows and it’s all gonna be like; “Oh… Blah blah Blah.”

I’m wasted all of the time,
I must be right…
But hated all of my life
Because she said, “Oh… Blah blah blah”


But when it comes to the things that must go,
All the little things that I hated the most,
Were the ones who pretended to believe in a fictional ghost.
(Blah blah blah)
Is God is magic?
It must be fantastic!
If you think God is magic,
It must be tragic.
Track Name: Birthday In Berlin
Kicked my ball,
To the wrong side of the wall,
I see it from the Fernsehturm,
That Stands tall.

Meine Freunde are all here,
My family stay in Mitte.
They put up a flag yesterday,
By the gun tower. Haben sie bitte.

You are here but I am there,
Here is where and you’re not there.

When the wall came down,
All these aliens came through,
They brought my ball back,
Then built a Mac Donalds Drive Thru,

Meine freude are all here at last,
In bar, my the tower, in Alexandraplatz

You are here and I am there,
Here is where and you’re not there.
You are near but I’m not where?
Somewhere near but I’m not there.

Then the bell rings,
And the door opens,
I couldn’t believe my eyes,
Even through all that smoke.

It was in German,
But I knew that you had spoke.

What the Devil did you do with that man?
When the bell rang,
I didn’t understand,
I didn’t understand.

When the bell rings and you are not there….
When the bell rings and you are not near….
When the bell rings and you are not here…
When it’s the bell that you ring,
I remember, it was your birthday in Berlin.
Track Name: Hit Him While He's Down
Time machine. I have to build a time machine.
So I can go back and put everything right.
Sleep alone, all alone but in my head,
In my head you hold me soundlessly through the night.

CDs! I Play loud music.
Looking for answers within the songs.

DTs! I’ve got the ‘DTs’
Depression buys you free alcohol

Hit him whilst he’s down,
He Won’t come around.

Hit him whilst he’s down,
He won’t come around,
So hit him whilst he’s down.

We’re friends…
Just friends?
How do you exchange a love for a friendship?
Skin. My grey skin.
Wounds so deep, they scar my relationships.

I’m gone! All gone!!!
I threw it all away….
Now gone! All wrong!!!
Because I’m getting in your way.

Hit him whilst he’s down,
He won’t come around.


Nothing more to do,
Nothing more to go through.
Can’t stop thinking of you.
Nothing more to do,
Nothing more to go through.
Can’t stop thinking of you.
Nothing more to do,
Nothing more to go through.
Can’t stop thinking of you.
Nothing more to do,
Nothing more to go through.
Can’t stop thinking of you.
Track Name: I Was Lonely
I was lonely,
So I made it out for the night,
closely,
Observing the barks and the bites,
And strangers,
Wonderfully chatting to me.

Moving,
Around the sparkling outlets on show,
I choose one,
The moment the propitiators go,
“Make him as unwelcome as any kid is here!”

Now the beats are strong,
But the beats are wrong,
So how can I be right,
In a place as wrong as this?

I was lonely,
So I made it out for the door,
And quirk-er-ley, made back in for some more.
Losing any self-respect I ever had,
But gaining the confidence of an egotistical lad

Now the beats are strong,
But the beats are wrong,
So how can I be right,
In a place as wrong as this?
Marking my pain on my face with a blow,
A reminder that, I never wanted to know,
What it was like here, in the first place,
All those years ago.

I was lonely,
So I never put up a fight,
Take me somewhere,
I can forget about my plight,
Losing all of the confidence of an egotistical lad

Because the beats are strong,
But the beats are wrong,
So how can I be right,
In a place as wrong as this?
Track Name: All We Are
Rich men on sabbaticals,
On a comet that is Halley’s
With really naughty ladies

The ‘Duck Hunt’,
In the eighties,
Was unknown to ‘Millennium Babies’
All this time will pass you by…

And this time will pass you by….

All we are..
Are time and thoughts,
And thoughts are walls,
And walls are thoughts.
And time.

Free love at six,
Sit down and listen to Bill Hicks,
With a glass of wine.
The time you relented,
Is the time you repented,
I think you crossed a fine line.

All we are..
Are time and thoughts,
And thoughts are walls,
And walls are thoughts.
And time.
Track Name: Friday Night Sing-a-Long
Good Morning , wake up,
Pick your clothes up,
As if your father’s on the stairs,
Gather your senses,
Make me coffee,
Then run to join the rest of the party.

Made a chance their….?
One word answers.
You talk cold but you feel warm,
Warm but lonely,
I’m the only
Person here who feels so torn,
Well just shoot me now!

If I could think of a way,
To get me past this phase,
I could please you all the time.
I feel sick for you,
I’m loved by few,
C’mon, I really need you now!

So gather your things up,
And make your mind up,
Come with me, we’ll be together forever,
And ever and ever.
You’re my daylight,
We’ll leave at midnight,
Come with me and we’ll be,
stay… forever and ever and ever

For ever and ever and ever….

Evening, “Lights off!”,
Take your clothes off,
Forget everyone else.

It’s just you and me,
That’s how it could be?
Next time I just hope you remember…
Me?

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