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The Dogma & The Outsider

The Dogma & The Outsider

New Latitudes

New Latitudes
The Dogma & The Outsider

Chechu Nos (Guitar, Vocals, Bass, Drum Programming & Keyboards and Synths).

Guests:

  • Kobi Farhi (Vocals on Ember Remains)
  • Anna Murphy (Vocals on We Refused To Hear Them (It’s Our Song)
  • Zuberoa Aznárez (Vocals on Englishman in New York)

All music and lyrics by Chechu Nos, except “Hyperballad”, written by Björk, and “Englishman in New York”, written by Sting.

Produced by Zoilo Unreal & Chechu Nos

Engineered, mixed and mastered by Zoilo Unreal

The Dogma and The Outsider was recorded at Zoilo Unreal Studios (Marín, Pontevedra, Spain) over four weekends in November and December 2018. Shitload of wind, rain and kilometers on the road.

Artwork by Pablo Jeje

Photos by María García

THE DOGMA & THE OUTSIDER – LYRICS

Although this was meant
to be a sad song
it wouldn’t be fair with you
for so long
the luckiest match
A meeting glance
is worth the longest talk

Now that you’re leaving
I celebrate our bond
Now that you’re leaving
I knew you would go someday
Now that you’re leaving
No tears, just gratitude and respect
Now that you’re leaving
now that you’re leaving

Now that you’re leaving
I celebrate our bond
Now that you’re leaving
I knew you would go someday
Now that you’re leaving
No tears, just gratitude and respect
Now that you’re leaving
now that you’re leaving

Y, aún a día de hoy,
me parece sentirte aquí
Yes, it can be real
The flame is gone
but ember still remains

The dream was ending
as light was fading
A shout drowned in the night
Land was crying
as hope was dying
Earth beat is going slight

It’s our song
We who are not as you thought
We who brought the word of nevermore

They said that this battle was over
but we refused to hear them
Someone took the first step
Who said it would be easy?
Many fell by the wayside
So close to stop believing
I turned around and saw you all there
So clearly enough to understand
(that) it’s never too late
To face our fears

It’s our song
Raise your glass
and drink without sorrow
For all who couldn’t reach here

It’s our song
Look beyond
Move forward
We’re the ones who brave the storm

Someone took the first step
Who said it would be easy?
Many fell by the wayside
So close to stop believing
I turned around and saw you all there
So clearly enough to understand
(that) it’s never too late
To face our fears

Someone took the first step
Who said it would be easy?
Many fell by the wayside
So close to stop believing
I turned around and saw you all there
So clearly enough to understand
(that) it’s never too late
To face our fears

It’s our song
Raise your glass
and drink without sorrow
For all who couldn’t reach here

Now, that tomorrow is here
this is not what you always expected
You took your bags
you took your dreams
to a strange land
Reset your life
reset your goals
reprogramming your ideals

Away from home
Look for new north
But roots prevail
stronger than all

Exiled in peacetime’s surface
Beneath the war is waging
Economic weapons of mass destruction
A battlefield empty of blood
but full of broken hopes

Away from home
Look for new north
But roots prevail
stronger than all

’cause blood is thicker than progress water (x4)

Away from home
Look for new north
But roots prevail
stronger than all

The road that leads to border
The corner of the shaky ground
Warm me
Embrace me, now

Where do we go?
Keep the flame
Retain the memory
I’ll wait for you till you arrive here

¿A dónde irán?
¿Se borrarán?
Son sólo instantes flotando en la inmensidad
Atrapa alguno
Atrapa alguno ya

Can feel some inspiring insight
The power of the layered past
Those parts of you that recall me
Who I am

Where do we go?
Keep the flame
Retain the memory
I’ll wait for you till you arrive here

¿A dónde irán?
¿Se borrarán?
Son sólo instantes flotando en la inmensidad
Atrapa alguno
Atrapa alguno ya

…Remember…

Where do we go?
Keep the flame
Retain the memory
I’ll wait for you till you arrive here

¿A dónde irán?
¿Se borrarán?
Son sólo instantes flotando en la inmensidad
Atrapa alguno
Atrapa alguno ya

…Recuérdame…

We live on a mountain
Right at the top
There’s a beautiful view
From the top of the mountain

Every morning I walk towards the edge
And throw little things off
Like car-parts, bottles and cutlery
Or whatever I find lying around

It’s become a habit
A way
To start the day

I go through all this
Before you wake up
So I can feel happier
To be safe up here with you

I go through all this
Before you wake up
So I can feel happier
To be safe up here with you

It’s early morning
No-one is awake
I’m back at my cliff
Still throwing things off
I listen to the sounds they make
On their way down
I follow with my eyes ’til they crash
I imagine what my body would sound like
Slamming against those rocks

And when it lands
Will my eyes
Be closed or open?

I go through all this
Before you wake up
So I can feel happier
To be safe up here with you

I go through all this
Before you wake up
So I can feel happier
To be safe up here with you

I go through all this
Before you wake up
So I can feel happier
To be safe up here with you

Safe up here with you
Safe up here with you
Safe up here with you
Safe up here with you
Safe up here with you
Safe up here with you
Safe up here with you
Safe up here with you

I don’t drink coffee I take tea my dear
I like my toast done on one side
And you can hear it in my accent when I talk
I’m an Englishman in New York

See me walking down Fifth Avenue
A walking cane here at my side
I take it everywhere I walk
I’m an Englishman in New York

I’m an alien, I’m a legal alien
I’m an Englishman in New York
I’m an alien, I’m a legal alien
I’m an Englishman in New York

If “Manners maketh man” as someone said
Then he’s the hero of the day
It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile
Be yourself no matter what they say

I’m an alien, I’m a legal alien
I’m an Englishman in New York
I’m an alien, I’m a legal alien
I’m an Englishman in New York

Modesty, propriety can lead to notoriety
You could end up as the only one
Gentleness, sobriety are rare in this society
At night a candle’s brighter than the sun

Takes more than combat gear to make a man
Takes more than a license for a gun
Confront your enemies, avoid them when you can
A gentleman will walk but never run

If “Manners maketh man” as someone said
Then he’s the hero of the day
It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile
Be yourself no matter what they say
Be yourself no matter what they say
Be yourself no matter what they say
Be yourself no matter what they say
Be yourself no matter what they say…

I’m an alien, I’m a legal alien
I’m an Englishman in New York
I’m an alien, I’m a legal alien
I’m an Englishman in New York

I’m an alien, I’m a legal alien
I’m an Englishman in New York
I’m an alien, I’m a legal alien
I’m an Englishman in New York

North Of South is:

  • Chechu Nos (Guitar, Vocals, Bass, Drum Programming & Keyboards and Synths)
  • Guest: María G. Beberide (Backing Vocals on The Human EquationNobody Knows and Balanced Paradox)

All music and lyrics written by Chechu Nos

Produced by Zoilo Unreal & Chechu Nos
Engineered, mixed and mastered by Zoilo Unreal

New Latitudes was composed in León, Spain (the very real North of South) and recorded at Zoilo Unreal Studios (Marín, Pontevedra, Spain) during the remarkably hot second half of August 2017.

Artwork by José Luis González Macías

NEW LATITUDES – LYRICS

The shade of fear
under the sun
There’s no peace here
but war of silence

Leaves scars

Wasted strength I missed
The wrath built up inside
Run against the wind
that tries to push me aside
Surrounded dreams by the threat
of the thorn
Scorched earth that someday
will revive

Leaves scars

Wasted strength I missed
The wrath built up inside
Run against the wind
that tries to push me aside
Surrounded dreams by the threat
of the thorn
Scorched earth that someday
will revive

And, turned the world upside down,
it changes what we all know
The tiny finger hid the moon
but points us where to go now
And, before ashes turn to ashes,
life will turn to life
The human equation
The truest lie

The human equation

Nobody knows
Nobody knows nobody
Nobody knows
Nobody knows nobody

Secrets don’t die
Just sleep in a lie
The hidden me
The real side

Nobody knows
Nobody knows nobody
Nobody knows
Nobody knows nobody

Where the doors are closed
And the flame of guilt is still alive
The defining fears
It’s the mask behind the mask

Secrets don’t die
Just sleep in a lie
The hidden me
The real side

Nobody knows
Nobody knows nobody
Nobody knows
Nobody knows nobody

Where the doors are closed
And the flame of guilt is still alive
The defining fears
It’s the mask behind the mask

Everybody… has a secret…

Nobody knows
Nobody knows nobody
Nobody knows
Nobody knows nobody

Overwhelmed
by the infinity of time and space
and all that’s left behind
Oh, tell me
Have you ever felt the universe
can fit in your hand?

So far, so close
The balanced paradox

Overcome
by the calculated chaos
and its reasons and its games
No, don’t tell me
that we’ll never be divided
‘cause we’re all passing stars

We’re all passing stars

Perspective
is everything

En noches como ésta, la eternidad
se mece lentamente
y, en el espejo, a un tiempo, mi otro yo
me mira, frente a frente

Overall,
we’re the winning tickets
in a lottery of fate
And I don’t want to remind you
we’re the necessary losers
in a sempiternal race

So far, so close
The balanced paradox

How many thoughts can be hidden
in a blink?
How much sense can you find
in a sigh?

November
Remember
the howling
of nightmares
that turn
into a sough

Words get broken
and wheel around
The world keeps turning
Complete black out

In the mouth of madness
we’ll meet again to light
the darkened path to sanity
In the shade of sadness
we’re waiting for a signal
to write the timeless memories

Eject your soul
Descending skies
Out of context
on a cloudy line
Caught in the middle
The last endeavor
for the final stand

One step further
to fall and then re-climb
the wall of fears and dreams
before we die

In the mouth of madness
we’ll meet again to light
the darkened path to sanity
In the shade of sadness
we’re waiting for a signal
to write the timeless memories

[Instrumental]

Lost in a spiral that leads you to nowhere
Who has turned out the lights?
Confusing direction
to aim for an inflection point
The start of an era
The first of an untouched hope

And, as you choose to hide,
the path is out of sight
What I regret the most
were the things I didn’t try

There’s no glamour in death
Believe my words, my friend
And life awaits the brave
To those with intention
Pay with your pain
But claim for your gain

Time is calling
Hear its warning
Light fades out
as years pass you by
Wasted days, wasted nights
Don’t waste your time
Just play your role
in this theatre of life

Wake up the beast inside
Finding a cause of pride
I got strong with wrongs
that taught me what is right.

There’s no glamour in death
Believe my words, my friend
And life awaits the brave
To those with intention
Pay with your pain
But claim for your gain

You can’t hear the warning
Sirens’ chant is getting loud
Burn the prayers, burn the morals
Burning bridges, blinding sun

Wonder
No longer
The answer is
the question

And all I’ve got
is what you see here
Some piece of pride
and a license for dreaming
Left my hate behind
Burden laid aside
And someday
Time will tell

Time will tell
And complete the open script
It’s the logic
of forgiveness
against the sickness of conceit

Wonder
No longer
The answer is
the question

And all I’ve got
is what you see here
Some piece of pride
and a license for dreaming
Left my hate behind
Burden laid aside
And someday
Time will tell

The lie of god is the lie of men
that run away from the consequences of their acts,
that renounce their creative genius,
that transform their freedom into their prison

When the world turns to farce
and the blind claim to see
The rest keep silent
and fear is the key

The soul collector’s on the loose
Exchanging reason for oblivion
Enslaved to sin, tighten the noose
Low-cost absolution, ethics execution

Religion takes the floor
Science is muzzled
They try the lie one thousand times told
dressed up as truth

Rationale finds shelter in the catacombs
of this society
installed in self complacency
Narcollective

Beyond smoke and mirrors
we will find our true selves

And I don’t want your sad life
’cause i’ve learned that faith is not hope
No need for hell or heaven
I believe in you and me
And that’s enough
to feed my soul

[Instrumental]

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