The Karma Sessions: Vol. 2

by MAILMAN

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NEVER BE SAFE ----------------------- They crawled from the depths of South London The venue for making their stand On behalf of the 'state' and those preachers of hate And some far away terrorised lands Grabbed a soldier and unarmed civilian With crackpot machetes in hand They hacked off his head, turned the newspapers red Hoped the camera crews would understand: “You people will never be safe” He’d joined up to fight for his country Like all of his comrades before Thought they’d fight the good fight, maybe put something right Maybe finally settle the score 'Cause they’d watched them all die in the towers And quickly replaced what they saw With the pounding of drums from The Mail and The Sun Took the guns in their hands and they swore: “You people will never be safe” But we went for the oil and the contracts The billionaire spoils of war While the public were sold that great fable of old: “Our humanity’s what it’s all for!” Then they fire bombed all of Fallujah With white phosphorous shells that were banned Leaving paralysed ladies with two headed babies The mission accomplished as planned: “You people will never be safe” In the history of our evolution For 100K years of no war There was peace and prosperity, love and serenity Nobody wanted for more It's just a handful since ‘civilisation’ Colonial games in disguise All the while we reside with these demons inside us The hatred, the fear and the lies We people will never be safe CHORUS: (x4) An eye for an eye makes the whole world turn blind Only love and forgiveness can save humankind With evil extremists on all sides between us We people will never be safe © 2014 Jamie 'Stan' Stanley (aka: MAILMAN). All Rights Reserved.
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SO YOU KNOW YOURSELF -------------------------------------- So you know yourself… But cannot look outside The hole you dug yourself In which your heart resides Becoming ever more entrenched in the ridiculous idea That it’s sensible and normal to be guided by your fear Leaving nothing else to chance except your time and when it’s called Well I do believe we’re heading for a fall ‘Cos you don’t know yourself And you don’t own yourself at all You just circle and recycle like this hammer never falls But you don’t know yourself And you don’t own yourself - not at all So you know yourself… But cannot recognise The need within yourself To fashion truth from lies Forever hopelessly beholden to the childlike belief That there’s order and protectors who will offer you relief From some crazy, unpredictable and dangerous free-fall Well I do believe the writings on the wall ‘Cos we don’t own this world And you don’t see the things we burn You just pander and meander like there's nothing left to learn But we don’t own this world And you don’t know this world - not at all I am done with you... (x2) 'Cos you don’t know yourself And you don’t own yourself at all You just circle and recycle like this hammer never falls But you don’t know yourself And you don’t own yourself - not at all We don’t own this world And you don’t see the things we burn You just pander and meander like there's nothing left to learn But we don’t own this world And you don’t know this world - not at all Do you understand Fucking anything at all? You're an illogical progression and embarrassment to all Giving nothing back And never looking back I am done with you... (x3) Until you know yourself. © 2011 MAILMAN c/o Zeitgeist Production
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NEVER BE SAFE ----------------------- They crawled from the depths of South London The venue for making their stand On behalf of the 'state' and those preachers of hate And some far away terrorised lands Grabbed a soldier and unarmed civilian With crackpot machetes in hand They hacked off his head, turned the newspapers red Hoped the camera crews would understand: “You people will never be safe” He’d joined up to fight for his country Like all of his comrades before Thought they’d fight the good fight, maybe put something right Maybe finally settle the score 'Cause they’d watched them all die in the towers And quickly replaced what they saw With the pounding of drums from The Mail and The Sun Took the guns in their hands and they swore: “You people will never be safe” But we went for the oil and resources The billionaire spoils of war While the public were sold that great fable of old: “Our humanity’s what it’s all for!” Then they fire bombed all of Fallujah With white phosphorous shells that were banned Leaving paralysed ladies with two headed babies The mission accomplished as planned: “You people will never be safe” In the history of our evolution For 100+ K years or more There was peace and prosperity, love and serenity Nobody wanted for more It's just a handful since ‘civilisation’ Colonial games in disguise All the while we reside with these demons inside us The hatred, the fear and the lies You people will never be safe CHORUS: (x4) An eye for an eye makes the whole world turn blind Only love and forgiveness can save humankind With evil extremists on all sides between us We people will never be safe © 2014 Jamie 'Stan' Stanley (aka: MAILMAN). All Rights Reserved.

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Released in aid of Syria Relief. Find out more and donate here: www.syriarelief.org.uk

Or visit this Just Giving page: www.justgiving.com/Mailman4Syria

Here's a video of me performing a version of lead track 'Never Be Safe' on current affairs show 'Going Underground': youtu.be/wCj8zBV5W2s?t=2m12s

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released December 2, 2015

Written, performed and produced by Jamie 'Stan' Stanley.

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The third Mailman album S3ASON will be out in Autumn 2020 featuring all twelve 2019 singles plus alternate versions and previously unreleased tracks.

The 2018 double concept album 'Yang Yin' is now available on Bandcamp.

You can also stream and buy the first full album 'No News Is Good News' plus the EP's 'Long Walk Home' and 'The Karma Sessions: Vol. 1 & 2'.
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