Once Part Of A Whole Ship

by Egg Hell

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Jef Maarawi’s solo project has now expanded into a five-piece band and the debut «Once Part Of A Whole Ship» will be a pleasant surprise for those who are discovering for the first time the music world behind the weird name Egg Hell.

«Once Part Of A Whole Ship» is an album as varied musically as it is thematically. Romantic folk-rock influences and lyricism encounter elements of psychedelic pop and electronic music. Egg Hell plays with its subject matter symbolically, literally, and most of all humorously, in the darkest and most human of ways. 11 tracks-messages traveling in a bottle on the waves in order to convey the smallness of human existence against the forces of nature and the agony of being stranded on a raft as expressed through the conditional nature of hope.

«Once Part Of A Whole Ship» is released on vinyl, cd and digital album from Inner Ear.

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released January 6, 2014

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Track Name: Never Sailed
I stand corrected
my faith in you is strong again
and all the people
on this floating piece
of wood
with nothing
all drunk
all hungry
soon there'll be nobody left
or almost nobody

the sea water is rising
and some of them are sleepless
the foam sometimes is pink with blood
and after five or six weeks
after five or six weeks
after five or six weeks

we drew sticks and mine fell short
you don't understand
they'll have me
they'll have me whole
from skin to bone
unless you help me
unless you decide to feed us all
or at least
nobody
Track Name: Suffering
Suffering you're floating in the void
among thought-waves long destroyed
our starry heads are yours
dazed
and locked again
in your horny embrace

I find everything there
everything that exists
I find myself whole again
jumping to reach your fists

Suffering your eyes are so aware
they only flinch sometimes out of care
and then you can be seen
free of space debris
your dark and silent love

I find everything there
everything that exists
I find myself whole again
jumping to reach you
Track Name: Gingerhead
I'm looking for a massive hole
to stick in my opinions
some proof that I will never die

some fire and your helpful shame
a new experience of pain
some face just for me to despise

so be there Gingerhead
I'll hate you Gingerhead
I'll show you the amoeba swimming in my brain

we've sung for you eternally
in synchronized agony
we've worked so hard for your demise

your nothing Gingerhead
you're nothing Gingerhead
you're just an amoeba swimming in my brain
Track Name: Pandemic Blues
and so i ran off a cliff
and landed on my chin
and nothing eventful happened for the next few million hours
and little drops of blood fertilized the ground
and all around me spawned plants and intertwining roots
at first it all felt good
it all fell into place
but then I realized how sick the dirt would make me feel

and one day out of boredom
I stood upon my feet
I went towards my city
to tell I was alive

but that was so naive
the city reeked of sewage
I hurt someone it seemed
they punched me, held me hostage

the mayor and his lawyers
the housewives and their sons
gathered all around the town square
to kill their thirst for fun
it's not like they were evil
they had god by their side
everyday postponing their fateful suicide

and they fed off of me
with big fat chunks of worry
spreading my disease
its devastating glory
and soon they all fell ill
and perished one by one
and deathbeds filled the city for many years to come
Track Name: Black And White Shoes
Hale shines by mistake
she doesn't know
but she keeps us awake
dressed in black
Phenobarbital sway
plastic bags
videotapes

down at Heaven's Gate
they asphyxiate
speeding cars changing lanes
a chance to crash
and dissolve
against the concrete

she has given birth
to a recycled dearth
a liquid crystal alert
a chance to crash
and dissolve
against the concrete
Track Name: Fish
the fish are swimming down

understandably
I'll bleed for thee
I will
stain the tarmac with my shame and guilt
I'll bring my parents' fault
the traffic to a halt
magnesia to drown
the fish are swimming down

there is high pressure on my eyes
it seems the goggles were too cheap
it seems I'm swimming in the sea
the fish are feeding off of me

the way the crazy people sing
like swarms across my TV screen
the way they're keeping me awake
the way they mistake love for hate
Track Name: Porto Madero
the best thing that I've ever done with my time
was to somehow release it and leave it on you
to feel all the stings of a mind that defies
everything that surrounds it everything that feels new

be it here or Athens or New York
will you grab my arms or push me away
be it here
or any other place
where they feed shit to us
will you grab my arms or push me away
will you stay
ten more days around this limbo
around this nothingness

will you grow some guts to be around these streets
will you grow some guts and be my friend again
Track Name: Oh Lord
fields across
and mountaintops filled with things to say I see
beside my lazy-eyed eternal misery
parts within me speak the truth
and parts will fall asleep
on rocky mattresses
and beds covered in shit

oh lord
thanks for tucking me in bed
oh lord
thanks for taking my brothers instead

and thus in unison
we sing in hope we'll find a song to fit
our twisted expectations
at least this time of year
and all the problems will just go
no paranoia anymore
just fishing from our collective pond

oh lord
thanks for tucking me in bed
oh lord
thanks for taking my brothers instead
Track Name: Particles
particles
we're particles in the air
we're nothing more than scaremongers fading in despair
particles
modern, urban monks
we pretend we're lonely
we pretend there's nothing wrong

we're miracles
mere miracles that's all
we're soulless littles schedules
little schedules nothing more

we will all go down
without a sound
we all will go down

we're animals
we're god's little mistakes
we will take you down with us no matter what it takes
we'll bite the arms
that keep reaching for our throats

I see that my reflection is so uptight and distressed
I can't really tell how we'll get through this bloody mess
we're particles
particles
inside their lungs

we will always go down
without a sound
Track Name: Napoleon
the emperor Napoleon sitting in his study
one hand around his sweating mouth
the other round his tummy
while Josephine awaits for him
in a bedful of loathing

the ground beneath his weary feet
looks like a sea of flowers
hungry meat-eating beasts ready to devour
anything that steps on them, any sign of danger

and so he ran out to the garden outside Longwood manor
with guards and servants all alarmed by his twisted behaviour
and then he knelt down on the grass and reached for the guard's cutlass
to fight away the screaming hordes of shadow-looking monsters

and then they all surrounded him
his porcelain-looking enemies
a fight broke out eternally
and someone said 'oh shit I think Napoleon is dead'

what poison ran through his veins
what made the man insane
they all pointed at each other
while Josephine laughed and cried
with tears around her ghostly eyes
and arms wide open begging for
her husband's touch
hungry like the sea
Track Name: Useless Captain
as water drips on my face
and wakes me from bad sleep
the heat and moisture hurt my bones
but I'm awake
I am aware
aware until there is no
awareness left for me to speak of
its absence my almighty pillow
its strength my numbing guiding light
and as my feet all soaked and weary
tread upon this scary wreck
I find myself a brave explorer
searching for what's left to eat
I pride myself in being patient
in seeing this as an opportunity
to free myself from what I've caused
my lack of skill
and then return in proud applause
to tell my story
to share its thrills