Chess

by O Manipulador

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released 21 October 2012

all music and lyrics by Manuel Molarinho

recorded, mixed, produced and mastered by Manuel Molarinho

art work by André Catarino

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O Manipulador Portugal

Portugal based musical project since 2010. In studio, it's Manuel Molarinho's experimental one man band using bass, pedals, loop station and vocals, influenced by several alternative rock bands and DIY ethics.
Live, it's a duo. The music is illustrated by Eduardos Cunha's video projections that involve video mapping concepts.
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Track Name: frustration
when you finally try to break that wall
when you find the balls to face it anyway
when you breathe so deep and jump so high
that you reach the other side to find
that there's no one there to help you
no one there to help you
Track Name: soldiers of shame
two thousand fingers pointing one way
two thousand voices screaming the same
come on and play, they said, come on and play
the game of the wounded soldiers of shame

i rolled the dice, i was eager to start
i started to win so i played everyday
come on and play, they said, come on and play
the game of the wounded soldiers of shame

once i started to lose, wanting to change
the voices kept on telling me not to be ashamed
come on and play, still they said, come on and play
the game of the wounded soldiers of shame

so much of the same made me tired and bored
the voices may call but it's best to ignore
i'm not gonna play, i say, i'm not gonna play
the game of the wounded soldiers of shame

because i'm going away, going away
the past will be there with nearly no one to blame
i'm willing to fall and i'm willing to crash
but i'm not gonna play that silly game again

i'm going away, going away
the past will be there with nearly no one to blame
i'm willing to fall and i'm willing to crash
but i'm not gonna play that silly game again
Track Name: about us
this is about us
Track Name: nihil
we need nothing to do and have nothing to say
we don't care for the cure, we just want a band aid
we need nothing new we just like to reframe
we don't want the truth, just someone to blame

we're trying to be nothing with a bunch of things

we are willing to love if it jumps in our way
we are open to learn when there's no one to explain
we could offer our help but we're afraid to pry
we'd love to do it ourselves but it is easier to buy
Track Name: i hope i never tell
crap
i'm full of shit
who am i trying to please?
where am i trying to fit?
i'm just a lame line by an insecure man
i hope i never tell this story again
Track Name: goodbye
i don't have to tell you, you know what it means
i don't need to fake it, no need to pretend
i must say goodbye but this is not the end