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D E S I G N by M A P Y D.H.


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Your Next Move

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Homewrecker

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The Prick

So Hurt

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Ether

The Sound Of The Wind

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It's Just A Ride

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Sack Of Fleas

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Quien Fuera Gata

Don't Walk Away From The Best

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The Way We Are Wired

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THE WAY WE ARE WIRED

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Take Me Back


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D E S I G N by M A P Y D.H.


THE WAY WE ARE WIRED 路 MMXIV 路


THE WAY WE ARE WIRED The Way We Are Wired Quien Fuera Gata It's Just A Ride Ether The Prick Your Next Move Homewrecker So Hurt The Sound Of The Wind Sack Of Fleas Don't Walk Away From The Best Take Me Back

Produced by Javier H Ayensa and Jon Clayton · Recorded and Mixed by Jon Clayton at One Cat Studios, London ·

Mastered by Christian Wright at Abbey Road Studios · All songs written and arranged by Javier H. Ayensa · THE MUSICIANS · Javier H Ayensa: Guitars and Vocals · Marco Magnani: Bass and Backing Vocals · Dan Beaulaurier: Drums, percussion, harmonica, mandolin and backing vocals · Lucie Rejchrtova: Keyboards · Jon Clayton: Keyboards, percussion and cello, (drums and bass - track 8) · Photography by Ismael DeLarge · Art Direction & Graphic Design by Mapy D.H. WWW.JHA-BAND.COM


The Way We Are Wired What a strange ocurrance you don't get a word I say Maybe it's just a game of mine that I doubt you'll ever play I move fast and I think faster I get stuck and I get blocked And sometimes I keep regreting little things that I've just done Pardon me if I make you nervous Or you might as well walk off If I were here just to please you That would be a sorry job What a duty to be kind, to be fair and to be loved When you get the bad old feeling that your bets will soon be off We match like water and wine But we still pretend it's fine I'm not shocked I get you tired It's only the way we are wired We gain a bit of experience, we cut off a few good friends Why we thought that they were good really intrigues me in the end Returning nonsense in spades cos' that's just what we receive No hard feelings, no remorse, the line's too thin to get so thick We could beat around the bush or start a wild goose chase Just to end up realising there's not much in it to trace When it comes to wasting time Not that many things are worse than finally finding out that you've been trying to kill a corpse Some grow wise, some just grow old, some might just not grow at all Some tell tales and some tell lies, you can see it in their eyes 2


Quien Fuera Gata Staring from a distance at those crystal blue eyes Though there's water between us our love'll bridge the miles My worries and fears you made them yours too The least I can do is keep my promise to you I trade you my thoughts for a good night's sleep Some secrets inside me I was willing to keep Half my life filled with broken dreams You picked up the pieces, showed me what they mean There's a lot of hidden places I'm  hoping to find  Blocked roads, buried traces in the back of my mind Had the will but got no patience I felt just like a child til I found All the feelings inside must come out or I'll just ride the blinds I won't grab my coat til the deal is done I've been running on empty for far too long You gave me some hope some light and some truth The least I can do is keep my promise to you  The voices inside me I was too scared to hear You taught me to listen and never to fear I was desperately trying to let them drown Now I'm glad to accept they will never be gone There's a place I'm going with you  We've got time on our side Though there's pitfalls beneath you Hope and love will guide Walk with me while I walk with you neither ahead nor behind By your side at the end I might find peace of mind and some reasons to fight   

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It's Just A Ride Don't you know it's just a ride, it's just a ride, it's just a ride  Step right in, you are scared of what? Enjoy the journey please keep your trap shut It's not where you are going  It's not where you were at It's the road, just Keep on talking and you'll leave it behind There's no time I've not much patience with your drone drilling in my ear You say they need you somewhere else So how come you are still here? You think I am a beggar and I think you are a twat While I count a bit of money let me tell you where it's at It's just a ride, ride, ride Ride, ride, ride Ride, ride, ride There's no use for throwing predictions or remembering how it was While I talk I lose my diction, got it here, forgot the cause There's some flaws and some solutions, lots of joy and indeed some pain If I try to avoid all friction, might get stuck with you again I was born without a conscience, might not have developed one I raise my glass to all shorts of coincidence and the nuisance they become You think I'm being simple, I'm just trying to set a groove Like a gypsy all my principles keep on changing as I move Your narcissistic rage is making you sick You keep badmouthing others and behaving like a dick I'm running out of reasons to share more time with you So I hope you excuse me now Because I think my ride is due 4


Ether She was born without roots or a place to belong  And grew up disappointed with the cold blood they've shown No one noticed her smile or the charm of her words And the more that she gave, the harder the fall Throwing rocks at the moon, she ignored every star She could barely see through the tears in her eyes Very soon she forgot what they called her at birth Deep inside she knew Ether was  her real name She decided to run from their rules and the rest And walked into a cave as her own special guest Though she fought and won What did she gain? Her only concern was a box full of rain She laughed and she cried for no reason at all And found being nothing was her own chosen goal Ether shuffled her thoughts til her head was in flames going through faces and names on which to put the blame For the lack of answers she had in her life She could not tell the difference between strive and strife She talked to the shadows that lived on the walls She talked to the breeze and the stones on the floor When her voice was all cracked and the night pitch black All the stones and the shadows  began to talk back Ether fought but she lost, The only thing left to lose Her mind couldn't find any new goals to choose   Her head hits the stone chasing shadows on the wall Until her bloodless spirit joins the ones on the floor 7


The Prick Hold it mother nature, here comes the prick, Just the fact he walks upon you is gonna make you sick Caffeine free but so full of nerve He's all smiles but nothing's funny, not a trace He's got the dreadlocks, he's just so hip Enough balls and attitude to sink a ship That's what he thinks anyway Tattoos and piercings, he's got the look Metal detectors beeping when he goes through Got tones of cheese, but please no meat! He'll say what he's supposed to just for the sake of it He might give you a minute and be thankful cos that's it He considers his company to be the ultimate treat  Golden gift of heaven among mere mortals, he's positive about that He'd feed a random beggar and let his mother starve Check it out, Good lord, he might be at your command So full of contradictions, he's mind is deeply shallow It's the blind leading a parade for all the blind to follow He's the answer, he's the light, he's the power to provide All the nonsense that you need to make your foolishness complete.  Hold it mother nature, here comes the prick Just the fact he walks upon you is gonna make you sick

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Your Next Move What's on the table is pretty unclear The queen looks like a horse and the king smells of beer The pawns are staggering and the bishop's lost due north My god even the board is about to take off Dancing in circles when we mean to be straight It'd be nice to taste the peach but we have to stop and wait My hands are shaking, my fear starts to grow my heart's done time but I still have the urge to know What's gonna be your next move?  Sideways? Forwards? Or throwing yourself back? I only have to prove That I'm immune to your attack The rook is melting down and the knight is on the run The pawns are now unconscious  The bishop bows down to a nun The queen has grown a beard and the king is dealing crack To try and figure this out I'm gonna need much more than luck My chest's about to explode, I'm going week at the knees I can't see straight, you've got me begging you, please  I could take a hint, should i stay or should i go? I might look calm but I still have the urge to know No more games now, it all looks pretty neat There's something good coming, somehow, it could be a real treat But watch out fella, it's happened before You've ruined what was on offer by wanting more, more, more Even if the storm is gone and there's nothing left to prove  You can always bite the dust again. Here it comes Your next move

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Homewrecker Take a look at those eyes JesusChrist! Have you seen that mouth? What a nice voice and the way she laughs out loud Her words are ancient and for sure they are going south  She seems quite keen and so are you But, hold on boy! Watch out! You better tell me! Do you really wanna be a ... Home wrecker  Do you have what it takes to be a ... Home wrecker  Oohh, I don't think so What if you do and what if you don't How would it be if you are what you are not? How about a challenge and raising your bar? Avoiding a choice won't take you very far Come on and try it, but first, please tell me, what I really wanna know is Do you really wanna be a ... Home wrecker  Do you have what it takes to be a ... Home wrecker Oohhh, I'm not that sure Sometimes you think it all depends on you It'll keep on flowing as long as you stay true But then, my friend, you just might find A hidden corner out of reach of your mind Because you don't seem to be a ... Home wrecker  You don't have what it takes to be a ... Home wrecker But you might as well be, if it's what it's meant to be What??? It's not in your blood?? Oh, come on! Don't make me laugh! In this particular case you might want to consider that a bit further, pal Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know, you ain't done anything wrong But maybe there's  someone, somewhere, disagreeing with you right now Maybe not liking you very much, for sure wishing you didn't exist Oh well...do you really care? 10


So Hurt So hurt, you are so hurt is hurting me So bad, you better go and let me be There's a cloud above your head Covering all the things we left unsaid It don't matter now, who, where, what or why Only when and how  your aim became so wry So catch a train to another station But don't bring the rain with you Leave the past behind Or the sun will never break through Somehow you are gonna reap just what you sow Will I keep the distance while you grow? I'll bow my head with utmost respect Once all your hidden baggage is burned  You'll keep telling your lies Bitching around while you moan Until you realise, you are worth more than you have shown

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The Sound Of The Wind How could I show you the sound of the wind? How could I break your fall? How could I guess how your other half feels  When you don't know it at all You are riding along with a thought that won't help you Just let it go You are trying to feed your own demons  You are fighting alone You think that your time is running out but it's only a shadow show Remember that there was a time when you were in control Is there a light behind those tired eyes? What's left of that crystal glow? Tell me the truth about that faded smile  Are you waiting for hope to grow? Remember the last time you closed your eyes and dreamed you were sharing your load? You felt like an arrow shot into the sky And forgot the wild horses you rode Your fears and your pride turn your goals into something invisible  You run and you hide like a scared little child, will it stop? Why try to dry all those tears inside? It's impossible  The wounds from the battles you didn't want to fight bleed on top

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Sack Of Fleas You are no good for my heart I'm not good for your brain I keep asking myself Will I love you again? You are tattooed in my soul I'm just a bump in your road  I toss and turn every night Forgetting reasons to fight           I'm like a sack of fleas. I'm falling on my knees Time seems to stand still. Your memory is haunting me You are the light and the guide That leads me to the storm If it don't drive me mad  it'll just make me strong You are the best and the worst, Cos' it's common sense I've lost  If I ever had anything in my life that came close  I'm just a sack of fleas. I'm falling on my knees Time seems to stand still. Your memory is torturing me With kindness and wisdom the deer took the wolf out of the woods Lost and confused he followed her clues She spoiled him and fed him with her sweet caress Was it a good idea to do it from her own breast? Now he's a sack of fleas. She left him on his knees  And time keeps standing still. Her memory is killing him

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Don't Walk Away From The Best It takes a fool to go away When every drop of your blood is begging you to stay  Searching for feelings can be a real quest You better feed the real ones and bury the rest If by any chance you know, come on and be my guest Tell me how on earth you walk away from the best You can have fine liquors and girls Your glory to blossom and your time to rest Your wisdom is growing but you still need some pearls To show you how the hell you walk away from the best A treasure like that is not easy to find If you can not see it you are stupid or blind The way it shines it's sacred, unique You are not a fool, you are a lunatic The sun will never get you with your head under the sand Are you gonna fall asleep when the noise has just begun You are putting your golden chances to the test You've got some nerve to walk away from the best Been planting seeds, now harvest comes, you are almost done  Keep chasing shadows and you'll end up all alone You say you don't mind but, once again, be my guest, and tell me why, oh why You walk away from the best

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Take Me Back Best year of my life so far, I can't believe you are gone I can feel it in my bones, this winter is gonna be long  While I try to forget, my blood starts to get cold All the things we couldn't say are indeed taking their toll At a time to turn pages and leave some thoughts behind what I feel I already have is what you are asking me to find Now it's all blurred  And now I feel hurt And I can't decide which corner I should turn                             Won't you help me, my love? Won't you believe in me                            Won't you take me as I am  Am I so hard to read?                           Take me back in your life  You are the fuel of my dreams And I can do without all the  shadows that you fear Like an old comedy, we knew the roles so well We laughed until we cried but ran out of jokes to tell Our angels lost their wings, screaming as they fell Into a hole of confusion in which there's no fairy tales No lies on the table but smoke in the air Sometimes I wonder what made you care The clouds are descending, the horizon turning grey  Now it's make or break  No more games can be played                         It's the time to decide before it's all gone              if you want me to love you like no one else has done 16


The spirit of Namarmu feeds and haunts every word, every note and every drop of energy. My love and gratitude can't be measured in words. It'll be for life. Very special thanks go to, Mr. Batalla, Ciara Nugent, Michel Guillon, Comander García, all the players and artists involved with the creation of the album and all the musicians, writers and freethinkers I mercilessly stole ideas from.

· Produced by Javier H Ayensa and Jon Clayton · Recorded and Mixed by Jon Clayton at One Cat Studios, London · Mastered by Christian Wright at Abbey Road Studios · All songs written and arranged by Javier H. Ayensa THE MUSICIANS · Javier H Ayensa: Guitars and Vocals · Marco Magnani: Bass and Backing Vocals · Dan Beaulaurier: Drums, percussion, harmonica, mandolin and backing vocals · Lucie Rejchrtova: Keyboards · Jon Clayton: Keyboards, percussion and cello, (drums and bass - track 8) · Photography by Ismael DeLarge Art Direction & Graphic Design by Mapy D.H. W W W.JHA-BAND.COM


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