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PIECES OF HEART is the first release of the band's THE WARRIOR series, a conception work/rock opera. It features six songs (total is 21 songs).





It tells the story of a young man – who, at a time 'long ago,' in a country 'far away,' believed the greatest honor for a young man is to defend his fatherland at home or abroad. He proved himself worthy, trained hard and was sent to battle to lands ten thousand miles away from home. He was a brave and just warrior, fought tyrants, liberated the suppressed people, enjoyed the brotherhood of “one for all and all for one”...  But one day, after a heavy battle, he awakes in a burning desert, feeling numb and paralyzed with pain, left alone. And confined to his fate he starts thinking...




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1 We R the Free

2 Wherever I Go

3 Sweet Fatherland

4  Dream

5 Innocence

6 Pieces of Heart


Days of Night:

Stefan Carow, vocals, guitar, flute

Brian Klock, lead guitar

Matthew Margallo, keyboards

Soichiro Tanabe, drums

as guest:

Andreas Kvinge Sandnes, bass


All songs written by Stefan Carow

Arrangements by Carow, Klock, Margallo, Tanabe.


Recorded at 4th Street Recording Studio - Santa Monica, CA - USA

Producer: Andreas Kvinge Sandnes

Mastering: Frogtown Music by Paris Minter


Cover art work by Benjamin P Carow


In loving memory of Linda Marie Malouf


WE 'R THE FREE


We are the great                    

Where every man has a fate          

Where every man is his own     

Every man can own a home               

Every man can become the head of state          

Cause we – are the great                    


We are the mighty

The righteous and strong

Where a man gets his right

Even if he did wrong

Where a man is innocent until proven guilty

Cause we – are the mighty.


Like Billy the bully back in school          

Who didn't ask, just made you follow his rule

He punched you in the face                         

And kicked in your teeth

And made you the fool                              

For the entire school                              


If you mess with us               

We will take you down

Eye for an eye                    

Tooth for your town               


We tear out your heart          

Eat it for reward               

If you mess with us               

We will rip you apart.          


Did you think you could scare us

Destroy us

And wear us down


Did you think you could own us

Run us

Make us believe in your crown


Did you think you could rule us

School us

Make us give in to your laws?


No, Never  - because


We are the FREE

And as righteous as can be

We will topple your leaders

Liberate those who are with us

We bring Coca Cola and DEMOCRACY

Because we are the free.


YES, We are the free

Where a man can be - what he wants

Have kids and a spouse

Own a dog, a cat, a gun and a house

If he works hard and has a degree

Cause we are the free.


Billy the bully always won

He didn't ask he just had fun

Taking what he wanted

And if you resisted he planted

His fist in your stomach

That you coughed up your lunch and sang like a eunuch...


If you mess with us               

We will take you down

Eye for an eye                    

Tooth for your town               


We tear out your heart          

Eat it for reward               

If you mess with us               

We will rip you apart.


WHEREVER I GO…


She said you'll always love me      

Always be in my heart –           

Always be a part –                

Of whatever I do                

Wherever I go…                         


She said you'll be proud of me  

Standing up for a greater good

Being honest and work hard          

And willing to pay the ultimate price

Whatever I do, wherever I go…


She said you'll be cheered up by me

For saving the underdog

Providing aid for children

And making sure war will spare them

Whatever I do, wherever I go.



But in my arms before I kissed you goodbye  

She cried and whispered you will worry about me

My life, my health, my sanity,  

Worry that glamour will turn into horror  


Defending peace into terror  

That pride turn into shame  

That the world would turn insane  

And that I, God beware, may not return.


She said you'll be honored by me

By my service for our country

For our liberty and peace

And protecting our values overseas

Whatever I do, wherever I go…



In my arms you begged me to be careful

Honest and resourceful

Look after myself and my companions

Honor men like brothers

And women like mothers


And the land which earth we soak with blood

As God given to those try damming the flood

And to come back in one piece to a cheering home,  

And not in a box alone to a silent tomb...


She said you'd always love me  

Always be in my heart –

Always be a part –

Of whatever I do

Wherever I go…





SWEET FATHERLAND


O sweet and prosperous fatherland

Which we shipped out to fight a war for

Which we shipped out to defend

Ten thousand miles away or more


O sweet and generous fatherland

Where life lives on without fear

Where dreams dream on without end

Ten thousand miles away from here


Until we stop the evil flood

To the last drop of blood

Until we stop the evil flood

To the last drop of blood


In the name of your God,

You've torn our souls apart

You've spread fear and fraud,

Stabbed us deep into the heart


In the name of your God

You cut off heads on the net

Dumped our bodies, let them rot

In your streets - without regret


In the name of your God

You blew out concrete and brains  

Ambushed brave men's squads

Cut up their bloody remains


We will kill every cell, every bud  

Of that flower that got thorny weed

We will crush every flame, every stud  

Of that breed from that ugly seed

We will slay every son, every crud  

Of that clan that sunk our concrete fleet

We will tear the flesh from your bones

We will burn out your eyes with red-hot stones


Until we stop the evil flood

Until we stop the evil flood

Until we stop the evil flood

To our last drop of blood.


O sweet and prosperous fatherland

Which we shipped out to fight a war for

Which we shipped out to defend

Ten thousand miles away or more


Until we stop the evil flood

Until we stop the evil flood

Until we stop the evil flood

To our last drop of BLOOD.


DREAM

          

I dream that I stay and you stay  

And when we wake we know it's no mistake


I dream I stay in town  

And you stay that night

And when I wake up you are still by my side

And everything just shines in a new light.


I dream I stay right here

And you stay right here with me

And when we are hot we drive out to the sea

And when we are cold we light the fire and have hot tea.


I dream that I stay

That I don't need to convey

That I'm Army strong

And that I don't need to wrong the dream of my youth...


Because the truth about the dream of my youth is you

Your kissing smile when you talk about stuff

Your laughing tears when you feel rough

You whipping hair when you make love


I dream that you did not leave, and I did not leave

And that instead we live in a place in peace


In that place I dream we live like a team

While you bake the cake, I whip the cream

You feed the fish and I cook your favorite dish

And then I wish you'd ravish me -

All night long...


I dream that I stay

That I don't need to convey

That I'm Army strong

And nobody says I was wrong.

I dream that I stayed and you stayed  

And when we did awake we knew it was no mistake


Had I stayed in town  

And had you stayed that night

Maybe you'd still be by my side

And maybe everything would be just alright


I dream that I stayed

That I didn't need to convey

That I'm Army strong

That I didn't need to wrong the dream of my youth


Because the truth about the dream of my youth – was you:

Your kissing smile when you talked about stuff,

Your laughing tears when you felt rough

You whipping hair when you made love...


I dreamed that I stayed

That I didn't need to convey

That I'm Army strong

And nobody said I was wrong.


INNOCENCE

                                

Who are we - after all these years...

Spending fighting abroad

Being on constant alert

Never without fears


Who are we after all these fights

Having put on a monster face

Living haunted days

and sleepless nights


Who are we after all the sacrifice

We had made and caused

That changed our inner laws

Froze our souls to ice


All we set out for

Was to safe and protect,

Bring justice to the bad guys,                 

And freedom to the suppressed.


There's no innocence any more,

No peace of mind,

No eternal soul to find

There's no justice in war


There's no innocence any more

No video game's just a game

No car ride the same

You never know what next corner has in store


Are we the spawn of hell, ...

The angels of death?

Did we condemn life into a tiny shell       

Cause the recruitment of wrath?

Did we cause the evil to unleash?

Did we unleash the ultimate terror?

Did we raise hell to boil over?

Flood the world with eternal horror?


All we set out for

Was to safe and protect,

Bring justice to the bad guys,            

And freedom to the suppressed  


Who are we - after all these years...

Spending fighting abroad

Being on constant alert

Never without fears


Who are we after all these fights

Having put on a monster face

Living sleepless days

of nights ---


(living haunted days of sleepless nights)


Who are we after all the sacrifice

We had made and caused

That changed our inner laws

Froze our souls to ice.


PIECES OF HEART


Can't move

Can't feel

Can't see

Only darkness and void

And the fire inside...


WISH I'D HAD THE GUTS TO ASK YOU THAT NIGHT.

TO ASK YOU OUT THAT NIGHT

WISH I'D HAD ASKED YOU TO SPEND THE NIGHT

TO BE HAPPY THAT NIGHT


Can't move a lash

Can't feel a limp

Can't see

Only darkness and void --

And the fire inside

And the fire inside


Wish I'd had the guts to tell 'em that day

That I'd give a damn about a degree

About career and university

If ending up here was the price I had to pay --


Wish I'd told them that day

That if going to war was the only way

For me to pay for my future –

I'd rather stayed clear off this torture


Wish I'd had the guts to tell 'em

That I'd rather labored in a coal mine

On a construction site or an assembly line

If I'd just told them...


That I'd rather become a deadbeat

Slept in the street, ate garbage and rotten meat

Than did what I've done and be condemned

Wish I'd had the guts then to tell 'em


Wish I'd had the guts...

To stand up and say no –

Before eaten by maggots

To say fuck you. Fuck you all. –


Wish I'd had the guts back then

To turn around and run

Instead of lying here... slain --


Can't move a lash  

Can't feel a limb

Can't see...

Only darkness and void --

And the fire inside...


WISH I'D HAD THE GUTS TO ASK YOU THAT NIGHT.

TO ASK YOU OUT THAT NIGHT

WISH I'D HAD ASKED YOU TO SPEND THE NIGHT

TO BE HAPPY THAT NIGHT


All that is left - are

Pieces of heart

Cripples of thought

(of) Flashes of dreams that died

And the fire inside


And the fire INSIDE.


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Lyrics and music  by

Stefan Carow

© 2019, SC Night Music

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