We Are Not Unique EP

by OneHeadedMan

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While our first album which was varied in song structure, rhythms and styles, it was really dense, drums, bass and guitars almost always playing something, on this EP we started focusing on the contrast of dense and sparse, instrumentation and arrangement, culminating in Мәншүк (Manshuk). Also we were experimenting with going acoustic a little bit, and new instruments (violin, cello, piano, udu), to show off our creative capabilities and we had the chance to work with some super talented people (see Manshuk and The Room).

About the title:
If you are an artist, you will struggle with originality; having too much of it or having the lack of it.

We are not unique, because we play music with instruments, we write lyrics - we didn't invent guitar playing, neither tuning nor song structures.
We are not unique, so there are people like us - we are not alone.
We are not unique, and being unique is not a value in itself - so it's not a loss.
But if we are not unique at all, there's no meaning in recreating what already exists.

credits

released February 1, 2011

Vocals and lyrics*: Lídia Markovits
Guitars and piano: András Tóth
Bass: József Takács
Drums and udu on Manshuk: Zoltán Szőnyi

* with the exception of The Room (see there)

EP cover by designed by Katalin Berinkey (facebook.com/rockin.rabbit)

Mixed and mastered by Gábor Vári at Black Hole Sound Studio.

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OneHeadedMan Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, Hungary based metal/rock music with an alto rock female voice. The direction is about 3-5 degrees off the track, but we like it that way.

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Track Name: Open Seas
You’re homeward bound and hope that you’ll find
The safe lovely place the way that you left it
But no, that is not your home, you keep dreaming on
to mislead yourself

I don’t like you, you’re not like this
What have you become?

You could have been leaving it all behind
When the golden sun rose up over the bay
Should have been turning your ship around to the open seas
Waves were rolling on underneath
And the morning wind swept through the deck again
Should have been falling in love with it
But you’re not like this
But you’re not like this

I don’t like you, you’re not like this
What have you become?
You’re questioning yourself
What went wrong

You’re homeward bound and hope that you’ll find
The safe lovely place the way that you left it
But no, that is not your home, you keep dreaming on
to mislead yourself
You’re homeward bound and hope that you’ll find
The safe lovely place the way that you left it
But no, that is not your home, you keep dreaming on
The sky is your open sea

You could have been leaving it all behind
When the golden sun rose up over the bay
Should have been turning your ship around to the open seas
Waves were rolling on underneath
And the morning wind swept through the deck again
Should have been falling in love with it
But you’re not like this
But you’re not like this
Track Name: Мәншүк (Manshuk)
Now you should go and leave me lying here
It’s getting late, you should leave me lying here
Look at me, I am weak and you have seen me fall
Look at me, I am just a burden for you all
So you should go and leave me lying here
They’re on your back, you should leave me lying here
Look at me once more and take this picture with you
Look at me once more and take this picture with you

You carry me out
(I know you well), you carry me out
(I know you well, you carry me out),
but you need to leave me,
need to leave me here
For you it’s not the end of the fight
Grab your gun again and break through the lines
Something good will follow, break through the lines
In your heart I know you carry me out
Leave me here and time will bury me

Deep down in the ground
Track Name: The Room
Spending too many hours in this transitory death
But in the decisive moment the eyelids close
And so does the gate of understanding

I won’t avoid pain
I won’t avoid life
Neither the arcane
I won’t avoid anything to feel that I’m alive
I laugh at Life’s hollow threats
For I’m ready to take the last breath
The armrest’s dying
Under your unseen, sick touching of fingers
Clotted is your confused presence

Dark was the day and everything was silent
Dark was the room and I was someone else
You told me that I was gonna be the patient
But then you lost yourself again

Dark was your mind and you were afraid again
To live your own life and to unbend yourself

I was just unable to help you find a way
I tried so hard to escape but you forced me to stay

Tried to inprison me in your mental cage

Swallowed by your own room and your mind
With my eyes like knives
And you’re the bleeding one tonight
Track Name: Shine on Me [semi-acoustic version]
What lovely weather, do you feel the breeze on your skin?
Nothing really matters, let the sunshine in
Let’s take a walk together, I want to hear the words that you say
Trying hard to forget, we’ll be gone one day
And it’s all we have
And it’s all we know
We’ll be gone one beautiful day but I don’t care
and I hide my pain
Smile again
As long as I live, sun will shine on me

Shining on me