The Karma Sessions: Vol. 2

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A humanitarian crisis has been unfolding in Syria for years. There are desperate people in Aleppo and countless places throughout the war ravaged country that need all the help they can get.

Syria Relief is running an ongoing appeal to raise essential funds that they then use to get food, blankets and fuel for cooking and heating homes directly to people who need it. More info can be found here: www.syriarelief.org.uk

If you'd like to help, you can donate via this Just Giving page: www.justgiving.com/Mailman4Syria In return you will receive a copy of the four track Mailman EP "The Karma Sessions: Vol 2", released exclusively on Bandcamp in December 2015.

Alternatively, you can buy it on here and I will donate the money for you.

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

Thank you for taking the time to visit this page and please consider making a potentially lifesaving donation.

Love & light,
Stan (aka: Mailman)
www.mailmanstan.co.uk

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released December 2, 2015

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

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MAILMAN UK

MAILMAN is the solo project of UK based producer and singer-songwriter Jamie Stanley (aka: Stan).

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

A second full album is currently in production for an expected 2016/17 release.
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Track Name: Never Be Safe (LP Version)
NEVER BE SAFE
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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.
Track Name: So You Know Yourself (live acoustic)
SO YOU KNOW YOURSELF
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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
Track Name: Never Be Safe (live acoustic)
NEVER BE SAFE
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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.