Angels

by Time Is Fire

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Time Is Fire play music from a country that doesn’t exist. Fronted by an Iranian-born Sufi poet and backed by players steeped in punk, dance and experimental music, Time is Fire mixes pan-cultural rhythms, floor-shaking funk grooves and acid-laced guitar into a mind-expanding geopolitical dance party. Time is Fire’s newest release, “Angels,” is like an international airport hub of music in present day America, largely because of the varied backgrounds of its members. Sufi-inspired lyrics reveal revolutionary language and universal truths. Afro-punk grooves belie a deeper message about overcoming fear and inaction on the title track which features TV On The Radio's Smoota on trombone. The electro beats of Angolan Kuduro music inspire “Shelter.” “Turn Your TVs Off” crystallizes a new direction for the band, recalling the minimalist approach of ESG, Liquid Liquid and A Certain Ratio while “Words on the Walls” recalls Band of Gypsies-era Hendrix and Eno minimalism. At the end of the day however, Time Is Fire sound like Time Is Fire and the group naturally defies categorization.

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released March 31, 2017

Matthew Perrone - Guitars
Kamyar Arsani - Voice, Daf
Ashish Vyas - Bass
Jim Thomson - Drums & Percussion
All songs written and arranged by Time Is Fire
Poems by Kamyar Arsani
Recorded, Engineered, and Mixed by Brendan Canty and Eamonn Eiken
at Blindspot Studios and Bastille Studio in in Washington, DC
Produced by Brendan Canty and Time Is Fire. Mastered by Frank Tim Donovan.

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Track Name: Angels
Mary Jane, dancing away
While my mind slowly walks away
Angels are light, are sitting on my couch while my heart slowly wonder s away
Is it time to stay, or is it time to just walk away
Leave me where I fell the other day
It will take time but I will stand up someday
Kill anything you want
I will watch as you fall
Take anything you want
I will watch as you fall
Mary jane, dancing away
While my mind slowly goes astray
Angels of light are leaving my side
Seems like I have lost my faith
Is it time to pray to him
Or go and wash my sins
Leave me where I fell the other day
It’ll take time but I’ll stand up someday
Kill anything you want
I will watch as you fall
Take anything you want
I will watch you as you fall
Memories that brought me to my knees
Are the songs that will set me free
Leave me where I fell the other day
It’ll take time but I’ll stand up someday
Melodies that brought you to my dreams
Are breaking down in my disbelief
Leave me where you left the other day
It will take years but I will stand up someday
Mary jane, dancing away
While my mind is flying far way
Angels of light, have left my side
Now I’m left with bottles and all my fears
Is it time to stay
Or is time to just walk away
Leave me where you left the other day
It will take time but I will stand up someday
Kill anything you want
I will watch you as you fall
Take anything you want
I will watch you as you fall
Memories that brought me to my knees
Are the songs that will set me free
Leave me where I fell the other day
It’ll take time but I’ll stand up someday
Melodies that brought you to my dreams
Are breaking down in my disbelief
Leave me where you left the other day
It will take years but I will stand up someday
Track Name: Turn Your TVs Off
Freedom in a box
Traveling through the night
I’m the remote you’re the eye
I tell you now
When to start
I will rise above
I will follow you
Freedom in a box
Traveling through your eyes
I’m the keys and
You are the lock
I will forever keep you inside
Turn your TVs off
Radios are on
Turn your TVs off
Radios are on
Freedom in a box
Traveling through your mind
I’m the code and
You are the light
I won’t let you stream
Until you’re lost in your sight
I will rise above
I will follow you
Turn your TVs off
Radios are on
Turn your TVs off
Radios are on
Freedom in a box
Traveling through the night
I’m the remote you’re the mind
I will put you at ease
I will set you free
I’m the freedom in your mind
Oh, freedom in a box in a box now
Freedom in a box now how how how
Track Name: Words On The Walls
I am frozen staring at the dead stars
I can see the shadows dancing on the walls
I can smell the fear Spreading around
Minds of the ill-informed will burn our pedestal down sometime
Everything you do come back to you
Everything you do will come back to you
I no longer see the need
To hide behind these bars
But my wings have fallen and there is no way
To the other side
You who dig me deep inside the web of your lies
Your oblivion will bring rage into my people’s hearts
everything you do will come back to you
everything you do will come back to you
I have seen many lives falling apart
Your soldiers don’t have a clue about who you are
At night I see the shadows of your deception on my walls
Your empire will come down and this time
Its you that will fall
Everything you do will come back to you
Everything you do will come back to you
Don’t you hear that
Everything you do will come back to you
Everything you do will come back to you
Track Name: Shelter
He found his soul running away from the land he was born in
Soldiers of fate had broken all his dreams
Before the first beat of the rain brings hope thru
His mind decided to leave his home and walk away from his roots
Will you be there to hold his hands?
Will you give him a shelter in this cold winter night?
He told me the secrets to breaking thru your fears
He said you have to face them and climb the mountains within
The further he got from his land oh the colder his heart felt
Borders meant nothing to him
Freedom was his way
Will you be there to hold his hands?
Will you give him a shelter in this cold winter night?
Track Name: On My Way Home
I’m on my way, on my way home now
Days spent away from you my dear are over I’m on my way home
Can’t remember the last time I saw your face
Those days are gone, now
I’m on my way, waiting in line
At the airport, the security guy
Strips me off now
Doesn’t feel right he sniffs my bags just like an animal
I’m on my way home
First takes my shoes and then my coat
While he wants me to stay loose
Leg to the left, leg to the right
Spread it out just because “you are not white”
I’m on my way home, like an animal
Asks me where I’m from
He says it doesn’t feel right but baby
I’m on my way home
Like an animal, puts me away
In a little room feels like a case
But baby I’m on my way
I’m on my way home, on my way home now
First takes my hands
Put them around my back
While he wants me to stay loose
Le to the left, leg to the right
Spread it out, just because “you are not white”
Like an animal, searches my bags and puts them away
Feels like a cage,
I’m on my way home
Like an animal asks me where I’m from, where I’m going
He says it doesn’t feel right but baby
I’m on my way home, on my way home now
Hey officer
Do you care
If I stare at you
If I stare because you know
I haven’t seen an animal like you in a while now
Gotta let me go won’t you let me go
Gotta let me go won’t you let me go
I’m on my way home now
I won’t be white
I won’t be black
I will be myself and I will cross these lines