Serenade The Damned

by One Cure For Man

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1.
03:14
No Need Just a body, suffocating with design I can see the peace and the pain in your lines Maybe, we’ll lose our purpose, someday Heaven or not, you leave all that can stay All I want is the opening it seems But there’s a mortal, there’s a mortal in my way He sank, into the roots, the open fields With fragile health and nature’s asylum reveals And for now, I’ll watch this summer breathe For a lifetime spent is all I can recede Maybe, we’ll lose our purpose, someday Heaven or not, you leave all that can stay Words by James Parkinson ©2013
2.
03:30
Passers By I put out fresh flowers by honesty today I let evil see how deep it was Peace knows that it is forever fleeting And vanity is as ugly as it’s lost And love, well it must be there Every sin draws from the cold God it must be, don’t they ever feel? Well my eyes reside in my father’s pride My mother’s unsullied voice The grip of hate, the vice of love Confuses the soul with choice And love, well it must be there The earth it does not forget God it must be, don’t they ever feel? Should I kiss the ones who usurp me or are my lips my only voice? Should I flirt with man, it’s killing him from outside? Is evolution only about choice? Words by James Parkinson ©2013
3.
03:45
Never Alone A constant touch, of our own worth Have we been decided, a trivial joke The loss now permits, for us to commit the sin Of destroying anything and everything One and weak, I can see the eyes need sleep Perished in beauty; I’m lost without her gaze Never alone Before your birth there was just earth No different, you slept in your eternity Loathed but a victim, a gentle abyss Let the mirror devour your looks from within One and weak, I can see the eyes need sleep Perished in beauty; I’m lost without her gaze Never alone I sense a jealousy, so ripe it bleeds When heroes wither, I mourned for belief So nice to please the lives like mine Never alone, here for you but not for long Never alone, here for you but not for long Words by James Parkinson ©2013
4.
Love's Wasteland Lonely, lying or standing down Inside amongst your lost and found Say something to clear summers hope All my favourite worlds they have closed 


 How is winter in your head? Half a soul, half silently ends Shadows parade, desperate friends 

 Take from them; you can make your amends 


 And still I see, love's wasteland 

 A body unwanted, too high, too high 


 Assassinate the colours in time An endless hope, an endless climb 

 Draining out the memories I feel much safer with apologies 


 Caught grey, caught mid-alone Level out this dubious tone All I hear is his vanity, I hear her voice I retreat inside no choice And still I see, love's wasteland 

 A body unwanted, too high, too high 


 



 Words by James Parkinson ©2013
5.
Serenade The Damned A mind gone, vanishing friends The drowning words, of all men So I ask, what is pleasure? Abandon, made to measure You’re no desert island fraud Freeing prisoners to guide the bored All that’s left to do is Serenade the damned Bruised together, alone I am God Just discovered that people can’t talk There’s a fear among our titans We’d see daylight instead of horizons Let the child even the void Wisdom until lust's heart dawns All that’s left to do is Serenade the damned Let the child even the void Wisdom until lusts heart dawns All that’s left to do is Serenade the damned A mind gone, vanishing friends The drowning words, of all men So I ask, what is pleasure? Abandon, made to measure You’re no desert island fraud Freeing prisoners to guide the bored All that’s left to do is Serenade the damned Words by James Parkinson ©2013
6.
02:19
7.
04:48
Soul Of Man Time, time to think about The millions that mean nothing Uncertain, uncertainty Is the future you cannot see Please pay and you’ll receive Oh, finding the words so much to say So little time to consider And when you’ve found the love and your wealth is gone You lose everything to the highest bidder I’m safe my dreams are within the soul of man Alive, alive but screaming alone Will you still be there tomorrow? And what happens, when you’re still alive, Will it mean something or is it just a life? I’d rather believe than exist Oh, can the books save you Your paintings that lived, so you had to die And when the wind whispers for you And the rain cuts you hard Is it all a lie? I know my dreams are within the soul of man Oh, finding the words so much to say So little time to consider And when you’ve found the love and your wealth is gone You lose everything to the highest bidder I’m safe my dreams are within the soul of man Words by James Parkinson ©2013
8.
War Of Dreams Is it because, it’s already doubt? Inside the laughter, it can’t help us be friends You go this way and it’s the end There’s nothing to be content about The window becomes, your view of life Watching the enemy steal all of your light A soldier kills so you don’t have to There’s nothing new to dream about Your body, your art, you’re free to choose There’s nothing new to be cruel about Among every prey, there’s a scent of you The wind howls satisfied and now you plan to Extinction so pure, with nothing to lose There’s something new to be content about Words by James Parkinson ©2013
9.
04:59
Wait For Me Not for nothing or no purpose, I’ve made myself The vanished thoughts lay out like prayer books, on winter rooms He is upright but falling down The body and its empire are dying Turns to a force that outstretched long ago The wild regrets the strangled sweat, will thirst He dreams alone with so many This is a lie to me but you See all this mess as beauty How can you be so seduced by imperfect tones? So pleased to gaze dull light, than see shadows born Lock myself in, if I fail I shall be alone My Christ is something that I can reach out and hold Among the clouds is my image of man And what she carries is what destroyed us all Passion and crimes they will punish Us all for what we perceive Human wisdom to be I got lost in perfection, mind and memory ran away Self-abuse for a vacant illusion brought a thousand yesterdays He dreams alone with so many This is a lie to me but you See all this mess as beauty Words by James Parkinson ©2013
10.
We Sleep Alone The sight of yonder youth A greeting from truth Grieving for the absolute Absent in everyone Everything is for you The laughter and loss, now vanity We alienate everyone We sleep alone He is with her now Their loss but a memory A vacancy for a friend A degree in intimacy Everything is for you The laughter and loss, now vanity We alienate everyone We sleep alone This is our, last summer Pristine and unharmed Their love is unlike Benign and unknown This is our, last summer Benign and unknown We Sleep Alone More memories for the jails, we sleep alone Against our dreams, we sleep alone Words by James Parkinson ©2013
11.
The Sheltering Sleep Under the breaths of wider heaven I saw the flocks of faces So many faces, memories of fields Behind each mournful gaze Beauty above us, a silent frame Human confetti, scattered again The sound of your name Distant as my birth Holes in the clouds where I saw you fall The sheltering sleep keeps us warm We descend together to a silent warm dark That runs in our veins and softens our bones Words are so pretty that each Is a neon sign on the street Holes in the clouds where I saw you fall The sheltering sleep keeps us warm Warm Miss your skin Miss your scent Miss your colour Words by James Brookes Buckley ©2013

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"One of my favourite songs of the year is One Cure For Man's War Of Dreams"
- Sean McGinty, BBC Introducing Lancashire

"James Parkinson is the mastermind behind every aspect of this album; writing, singing, playing and producing .... a quality, well crafted album that deserves to get noticed"
- Sarah Gill (Nottingham Evening Post)

The debut album 'Serenade The Damned' by One Cure For Man is a wonderfully unique blend of heavy pop riffs, challenging, poetic lyrics and intense, melodic guitar playing. It's incredibly rare to find an artist that echoes the world around them but James Parkinson of One Cure For Man has been nothing short of dedicated and totally uncompromising in revealing life in all it's naive absurdity, it's beauty and corruption. This is the sound of the human howl.

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released December 9, 2013

Recorded between January and August 2013 in Leicestershire, England
Engineered, mixed and produced by James Parkinson
Track 10 mixed and additional programming by John Meredith of www.armyourears.com
Track 11 recorded and mixed by James Bacon of www.pianorecording.co.uk with additional recording and mixing by James Parkinson

Mastering by Peter Maher of www.petermaher.com

All music and lyrics written by James Parkinson except the Sheltering Sleep, music by James Parkinson, lyrics by James Brookes Buckley all songs copyright ©2013

Vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, bass, piano, keyboards, percussion and programming by James Parkinson

Hi-hat and percussion on track 1 by James Brookes Buckley
Backing vocals on track 8 by Jeremy Tennant
Handclaps on track 8 by Hazel Parkinson
Viola and violin on track 10 by Ros Pilgrim
Viola on track 11 by Neil Kelly

Front cover and sleeve paintings by James Parkinson ©2013
Photography by Lee Mears

Album graphics produced by Jamie Traynor of www.manufacturingonthemoon.com

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One Cure For Man is James Parkinson. An English rock artist, poet and illustrator combining intricate, heartbreaking guitars with rich vocals tinted with loss and introspective, thoughtful lyrics.

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