Angels

by Time Is Fire

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1.
Angels 05:27
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
Shelter 02:42
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?
5.
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

about

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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