Live in Bratislava 28​.​02​.​15 | Dark EBM Souls

by Jihad

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This is a live CD release from a music festival in Bratislava, Slovakia called Dark EBM Souls which took place on February 28, 2015. More information about the event can be reviewed here: www.facebook.com/events/298891223616655

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released November 27, 2015

Music and vocals: James Mendez

Lyrics: Rich Mendez

* People of the Land
* Guardian Angel
* Hands That Hide
* Looking Glass
* Endangered Species

Lyrics: James Mendez

+ (I Can't) Let Go
+ Shades of Grey
+ Visions

Mastered By: Arnte (Pyrroline)
CD Layout: Junior (kFactor)
Dark EBM Souls Images: Jozef Sarina
Band Photos: Gandy Ea

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Jihad San Antonio, Texas

Jihad initially included brothers James (Music) and Rich Mendez (Vocals), but now consists of only James. He was originally influenced by association with the Dassings & his brother's Benestrophe project since it began sometime between 1987 - 1988. Jihad became known for their song titled, Hands That Hide, featured on the quadruple CD collection from RAS DVA called, There Is No Time. ... more

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Track Name: People of the Land
Sub-society among this world of wrong or right
The sweet perfume of incense carries prayers in the night
An open window frees the smoke of vengeance laced with spite
As messenger the wind will carry what it might

The wisdom of a thousand generations hand in hand
Bring secrets guarded with the lives of people of the land
So be it fate or destiny or power of desire
An element of earth and wind and water and of fire

Some people don't believe in what they do not understand
Traditional beliefs have always reigned with upper hand
Without expiration there are many who have died
Just coincidence perhaps or maybe hands that hide

Do what you will with the art of black or white
In this world a bond exists between a wrong and right
Natural laws and energies amidst the atmosphere
With disembodied souls of good but evil always near
Track Name: Guardian Angel
After tonight I'll never be the same again
I'm so awake I can't go back to sleep again
Kidnapped by an angel from this life I've lived in vain
Abducted from my punishments of everlasting pain
Submerged in sin I wear a halo of flies above my head
For the wicked I have done and all the evils I have said
"So Free yourself from guilt", she said, "Forever walk in peace"
"This self-inflicted persecution must finally rest and cease"

"Many times I've saved you from yourself, you know
The countless times throughout your life when you were low
The world and all it's wisdom still has much to learn
And the souls of all its children never live to burn"

We traveled far away to a place I've never been
For me to cast and purge and let the waters cleanse my sin
"Release your demons now. Let them come to me
And captivate your fears no more and set them free
For the world and all its wisdom still has much to learn
And the souls of all its children do not live to burn
No religion of this world has ever saved a man
Only love that's pure without condition truly can"

"So wound yourself no more and let them finally heal
And maybe when you're ready you can learn to feel
And many times I've saved you from yourself you know
The countless times throughout your life when you were low
I walked unseen amongst you as the cure of your infection
And entered through your heart my dear and passed without detection
The root of all your dreams for I am near when you're asleep
To guard you from the evil in the night when loathsome creep"
Track Name: (I Can't) Let Go
Look into my eyes and tell me what you see...
A vision, premonition, everything you want from me
A fix for now, is all I need. Tip the balance right
Justify, crucify, make me understand, I grieve...
A prisoner, a messenger for all that I need
Desensitized, I realize, there's nothing left
Nothing to accept. Take from me. Take from me
There's nothing I forget. But everything I regret

Take and you take. Until, there's nothing left
Strip away apologies. Consume my thoughts, my breath
My right. You understand my needs. But don't forget...
I'm real... I'm real... I'm real... I'm real...

It's trivial. You smile. I cry. You frown. I divide
Innocence. You drain. Detriment. Why can't I refrain?
Unplug me. Take what you need. Open up the truth.
Why me?! Why me?!

Take and you take. Until, there's nothing left
Strip away apologies. Consume my thoughts, my breath
My right. You understand my needs. But don't forget...
I'm real... I'm real... I'm real... I'm real...

Infinity. I must confess. Another day that I forget
I can't understand that everything I command
Is it real or right? Don't look at me. It's not my fight
I project. You see right through me. There's nothing left
Why can't I let go?! Why can't I let go?!

Take and you take. Until, there's nothing left
Strip away apologies. Consume my thoughts, my breath
My right. You understand my needs. But don't forget...
I'm real... I'm real... I'm real... I'm real...
Track Name: Hands That Hide
A mirror-cipher for revenge to curse the man who serves me ill
I right the wrongs that have been done of molded fate and steer his will
I make of wax an image small and cast it in a boiling pot
Of molten form beneath the surface so deep within commence to rot

An evil figure lies within
The mirror's smooth and silver skin
Let all my darkest works be done
By hands that hide from sight and sun

Light the candles and see the fire and wake the damned to do my bid
I feel the power of suggestion my enemies I pray to rid
So turn to stone from front to back the nights of terror without sleep
In your coffin your limbs are bound thy face the loathsomeness shall creep

Prepare the table and mark the stone I'll focus on your eternal doom
Apply the poisons to address the one I target to entomb
Beneath the surface you'll feel the wrath your eyes will never again see the light
Such acts of retribution be the victim to my spell tonight
Track Name: Looking Glass
She sits before her vanity to brush her long black hair
Her eyes are fixed and focused but with much intention in her stare
The looking glass makes promises of fortune and of fame
And whispers many tales of glamour and a plot from which it came

Looking glass - Confide in me
Looking glass - You cried for me
Looking glass - You died for me
Looking glass - You lied to me

It tells her much about the world and people from its past
And reveals that she is not the first and would not be the last
It preaches words of wisdom and of vast philosophy
And of places and of people present that we could not always see

The witching hour close at hand against the clock it could not race
Admiration for her beauty and a thirst for her embrace
It beckons her approach and for a chance to meet her face to face
She reaches through its silver skin and disappears without a trace
Track Name: Shades of Grey
Living now; It all exists. Imagery and dissonance.
Watching, waiting every day. I see it all. It's gone away.
It's gone away...

Never really knowing why. It crossed my mind a thousand times.
Should I speak or should I sigh. I live to know. I lose my
mind. Event now; Even then; It all just constitutes my sin.
Wishful thinking gone astray. I watch you fall. You make me
pray.

You make me pray...

Nothing matters nothing goes. Restrain myself from all of this pain
I watch it fade. I own it all but nothing stays. It never really stays.
Just fades away...

Just fades away...

Movements past. Matters grey. I held it high above but nothing stays.

Never really knowing why. It crossed my mind a thousand times.
Should I speak or should I sigh. I live to know I lose my
mind. Even now; Even then; It all just constitutes my sin.
Wishful thinking gone astray. I watch you fall. You make me
pray.

You make me pray...

I go on living in the past. The best for worst I leave it now.
I bury my thoughts they still exist. Never mind it all conflicts.

Never mind...

Never really knowing why. It crossed my mind a thousand times.
Should I speak or should I sigh. I live to know I lose my
mind. Event now; Even then; It all just constitutes my sin.
Wishful thinking gone astray. I watch you fall. You make me
pray.

You make me pray...

I close my eyes. I shut them tight. You're still in me I cannot fight.
You lay me down. I cannot win. You make me stay. Now I begin.

Never really knowing why. It crossed my mind a thousand times.
Should I speak or should I sigh. I live to know I lose my
mind. Event now; Even then; It all just constitutes my sin.
Wishful thinking gone astray. I watch you fall. You make me
pray.
Track Name: Visions
Come. And let me in your mind. [Absolutely]
Truth. There's nothing you can't hide. [Positively]
Terrified. I pacify. I'm torn between the two
Laughing from my point of view. Don't you see what's true?

Look beyond the frames of mind
Moments in your life, it's time
Walk with me and you shall see
Left behind all thoughts... And memories

A time to change what's left behind
Sinister. And fears. All kinds
Share with me, what you can't see
All your dreams, lost thoughts... Your misery

I travel the world, so much to see
An innocence, I've lost. It set me free
Will I understand the moments of time?
I'm lost with words. No, I'm not fine
These are things I must contain. Never forget
Until next time...

Fear. You look right through me now. [Satisfy me]
Lies that propagate my mind. [Dying lightly]
Take away the screams I bind. Lifeless form. An effigy
Lost. Emptiness inside. Deny

Look beyond the frames of mind
Moments in your life, it's time
Walk with me and you shall see
Left behind all thoughts... And memories

A time to change what's left behind
Sinister. And fears. All kinds
Share with me, what you can't see
All your dreams, lost thoughts... Your misery
Track Name: Endangered Species (Cover)
The endangered species... man has been referred to as the endangered species

The endangered species... man has been referred to as the endangered species

A scout ship sent on a mission flown
Without coordinates destination unknown
Locating a site to explore fairly near
The craft propelled through the atmosphere
Descending from the heavens it came from the skies
Then hovering idle gravity it defies
Preparing to land on terrain in the clear
The craft touched surface with its landing gear

The endangered species... man has been referred to as the endangered species

Emerging from the craft were the pilots in command
Standing before the ruins of a decomposed land
The sky blazing purple Seven seas flowing red
Without a population existent life forces dead
Fallout levels rising metered readings shown at hand
Display an urgent warning radiation from the sand
Armageddon come and gone reaping surface and domain
The clouds above had thunder stormed a mist of acid rain

The endangered species... man has been referred to as the endangered species

Puzzled were the pilots as they gazed at what they found
A skull lay near some fossils buried midway in the ground
They questioned one another for they knew not what to think
Examining they spoke as if they'd found a missing link
From where they'd come another world a war was obsolete
They knew not of destruction and they knew not of defeat
Acquiring land without a fight more than an even break
Man destroyed himself and left a land free for the take

The endangered species... man has been referred to as the endangered species

The endangered species... man has been referred to as the endangered species

The endangered species... man has been referred to as the endangered species