life failures made music

by stroszek

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Stroszek returns with their second opus, the follow-up to 'Songs of Remorse', with the aplty titled 'Life Failures Made Music'; and with song titles like 'The Unlucky Ones', 'Gone by the Fall', & 'Land of Silence and Darkness' its no secret that this album is filled with crushing sadness. Take equal parts Neo-Folk, the fatalist mentality of Black Metal, the darkness of older Alice in Chains, the beautiful acoustics of latter-day Antimatter and the painfully soft, whispered vocals of Tom Waits and it is easy to see precisely why this crushing sadness is what makes this record so damn special.

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released December 10, 2009

c. - vocals, guitar
d. - bass
r. - drums

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stroszek La Spezia, Italy

formed in 2007 by claudio alcara, the guitarist and founder of frostmoon eclipse, stroszek marks a complete change in direction. with stroszek, c. is able to use his considerable skills as a guitarist and song writer to produce music that is richly melodic, hauntingly melancholic, and at times, a crushingly sad commentary on his innermost thoughts and life experiences. ... more

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Track Name: the unlucky ones
I die every time the sun is upon me
my face is old and pale
I face the end
and with every beginning, a new end
for I am the unlucky one
feel sorry for someone else
feel guilty for myself
feel sorry for myself
got a new place?
got your life back?
my things are left undone
sun is far away
feel sorry for someone else
feel guilty for myself
feel sorry for myself
...and there's nothing to miss
light a candle when I'm gone
Track Name: gone by the fall
some places I've seen in my dreams
so far that I cannot reach
the light of the pain that enlightens the dark
of the corner of my soul
gone by the fall as the leaves turn to ashes, I'll be...
some places I've never been
so near that I cannot breath
the light of the pain that enlightens the dark
of the corner of my soul
I know exactly what you mean
gone by the fall as the leaves turn to ashes, I'll be..
alone in this field
the night still talks about it
from the bottom of a deep dark well, dead silent
gone by the fall as the leaves turn to ashes, I'll be...
dead silent from the bottom of a deep dark well
there's nothing I can do
I know exactly what you mean
Track Name: undead hotel
nothing can keep this burden away
little gold prison is where I stay
I sit through this long day soaked in mud
can't close the door, everything is too far
ice in my glass will keep me from scream
sitting alone shrouded in clouds
misery, pain and voices from the past
time to sleep forever but not to rest
Track Name: turn the sky to winter
white trees like bones
mountain ghost leaves no traces in the snow
long gone vision now fades
white trees like bones
autumn nights
hunt dogs singin' their campfire song
but their howling is through
mourning song of the mountain moon
I am alone as the hills
and it's all I can do
...and it feels like far
Track Name: nighthawks and underdogs
autumn's taking over
all the trees are gone
autumn's taking over
grave stones line the road
no need to remember the rain to fall
troubled strangers on the other side
there's no need to remember the rain to fall
troubled strangers on the other side
crows are flying east
where I fall
Track Name: i'll keep everything
moon is always full and bright
the wind blows at one with the voices
a flame of a long distant past
between the rustling of the trees
on the grass, slow sleep
like an old forgotten...
twilight descends over the hills
...songs from the past
Track Name: the devil's chair
tomorrow I will be just dirt
so empty, my existence, so blank
I am a lifeless thing
so empty, so blank
got to face this night alone
I got no place to call home
so empty, so blank
got to face this night alone
Track Name: a life failure
as I lay me down to die
another cloud pass on by
got a new way to end
just too old and gray, that's what I am
and everything that I can keep
not sure that will resist
the end has came, so strange for me
and I got to face it so alone
the band is playing the last song
is hard to believe I did it all so wrong
the band is playing the last song
as I lay me down to rest
with all the things I left behind
once I travelled this old damn world
but it was a long time ago
and everything that I can't keep
I am sure that won't resist
the end has came, and that's not strange for me
the band is playing the last song
is hard to believe I did it all so wrong
the band is playing the last song
Track Name: land of silence and darkness
got to be alone, bed of cold stone
cold in my bones, no place to call home
and this will be last for me to breathe this air
I know this won't be nothing new
the light begins to show its blue
got to stay near, pass over my fear
someday, far from here...
and this will be last for me to breathe this air
I know this won't be nothing new
the light begins to show its blue