The Multitude

by Thor Bremer

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This is an album all about perspectives, and trying to capture a variety of them. I sing on it, too!

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released September 17, 2011

Released September 17th, 2011,



Players:
Stephanie Young, violin
Helen Reich, viola
Jonathan Miller, cello
Guy Kammerer, trumpet
David Erato, tenor saxophone, clarinet, bassoon, flute
Jake Tomasicyk, trombone
Jonathan Dyck, piano
Dan Clark, guitar
Geoff Howard, bass
Thor Bremer, drums, percussion, vocals


A very big thank you to all the musicians on this project. Without you this project would not happen! Thanks to my family and friends who provide the inspiration and support for my work. Finally, thanks to you for purchasing this. Your support makes it possible for me to continue to work on these kinds of projects. Thank you.

All music, lyrics, and arrangements written by Thor Bremer, except Break My Heart, music and lyrics by Chris Wade, arrangement by Thor Bremer.

Edited and produced by Thor Bremer and Dan Clark
Engineered and mixed by Dan Clark at Listless Works studios, Milwaukee, WI (danielclark@gmail.com)
Mastered by Eric Oehler at Submersible Studios, Madison, WI
www.submersiblestudios.com

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Track Name: Break My Heart
……………………………………break my heart………………………..
it's when you come back to bed
you don't know i'm awake
and you slip your left hand in mine
when you're cradling my head
kissing me till i break
then we spoon your chest to my spine
or when we walk down the beach
heaven sent us the moon
and the sand sticks to our skin
when the language you teach stabs
like a harpoon
watching your lips makes me spin


when you break my heart
go on and break it right
baby break my heart
do it to me it's alright
take your time and make me
put up a good fight
baby break my heart
tonight

and now i walk down the street i see us when we first met
when you stared into my soul
i surrendered defeat
i gave up and i let you take me and make me whole
and now i turn down the bed and i remember how drunk
i felt without one drink
now i know this should end when every time my hearts sunk
my words resound that's when i think

break my heart
go on and break it right
baby break my heart
do it to me it's alright
take your time and make me put up a good fight
baby break my heart
tonight

i'm not aware
of where i'm going to and
i'm not aware
of where you're been and been through
one thing i know is true is how i'm missing you
you had me from the start
and now that we're apart



please
oh
break my heart
do it to me it's alright
take your time and make me
put up a good fight
baby break my heart
break my heart
and i'll take you from inside
and i'll make my heart
forget that you're not mine
wake me up
forsaking all we had that night
and i'll break your heart
this time
i'll make you mine
you're gonna put up a good fight
but i'll break your heart
like mine
Track Name: Mindkiller
…………………………………………mindkiller………………………….
i'll kill your mind
unless you face me
pass me through you
every time

when i'm gone
only you'll remain
the muse released
bliss you seek
is now alive
i hold to you
to keep you safe
keep darkness away
i'll save you
but without me
you'd be so free
open heart
learn to die

i lead to war, disaster, confusion, deception
no solution in religion
utter mantras, litanys, meditations,
all in efforts to dispel me

not enough to simply run away
you gotta find me and face me

don't wanna be afraid anymore?
want this fear to go away?
right now

takes a little bit
of effort
but it's all worth it
is all for the better

no matter how scary the voices
the chains and the shadows

take a deep breath and know
the dream will be over

don't wanna be afraid anymore?
want this fear to go away?

i hoped that i'd see this sooner than now
thought there'd be some way of understanding somehow
don't know what i am, don't know what we are
lost my will to keep on fighting my internal war
the battle's not over…..

you say i'm not needed you say you're just fine
i got a message for you it says otherwise
all this time you're thinking that everything's alright
well if everything's alright then alright i'll leave you

i'm not the monster under your bed
i'm the friend you're afraid of, keeps you from death
don't forget or forsake me
take me away
embrace me confess to me
all you are

they say let it go let it go let it go
they say let it go but they don't know
they're just repeating repeating repeating repeating
don't hate them it's all they know

this is not the way
we were meant to live
we could be so much more
if we chose

love not fear
open into another
heart is clear
besides you there is no other

She'll kill your mind
unless you face her
pass her through you
every time

when she's gone
only you'll remain
your heart revealed
your love is free
the muse released
the bliss you seek
And everything
is now alive………
Track Name: Assassin
…………………………..assassin…………………………..
i killed you
in the middle of the night
dead to a cold cold world
you tried to stop my hand
like brick walls stop bad wolves
i took the life out of you
it's just what i was told to do

i feel no regret, feel no emotion
simply the instrument of death
just a job to me, can't you see?
we're all going to die anyway

you think that i'm a monster
living life without a soul
that life is sacred
and i'm profane

but what you don't see
is where we'll be
at the end of this road

6/8
you need to know who i am
i'm not the man you thought me to be
i'm a killer but not the devil
not a saint nor an angel
i'm an assassin

i'll make it quick
no time to think
no reaction
and now you're gone

no aggression in the action
just a simple swift end
you've been silenced
without a fight

cold wind is the only eye
to another unnoticed crime
blood melts snow and now i'll go
to be with you in this starry night

****Chorus 2x******
Track Name: Remember Me
………………………………………………remember me…………………………..
i know you'll cry
so i won't bother to try
to convince you not to shed a tear
so instead i'll just say

This isn't your fault
there's nothing you could have done
please don't try to blame yourself
you did everything you could
but everything just wasn't enough

this is good bye this is good
bye this is good bye
this is my final song
the last you'll hear from me

i'm not sure
if death is the end
in life nothing really ends
but this will be the start of something new
now i'm gone i'm really gone
i ask one thing….

remember all of me
remember everything even the darkest things
when you need me
know that i'm right there
in your memories
in your heart
in your memories
in your heart
in your memories
in your heart
Track Name: Life Undone
-----life undone---------
look at everything i've done
spent my whole life learning
my whole life opening up
and this, this is what i get

you always kill the good ones,
the bad guys get to stay
i don't see the point

i gave it all up for you
i hoped you'd find the light
i just wanted us to be free
everybody keeps on stopping me

i've replaced the sun
i didn't want this
i tried to stop it

all the good i've done will be
forgotten
my life undone

and now we're here, at the end,
and you kill me too soon
and for what?
i didn't do it so you could find utopia
just helping you find some inner peace

you always kill the good ones,
the bad guys get to stay
I'm trying to make you see
this is not okay


i've replaced the sun
i didn't want this
i tried to stop it

all the good i've done will be
forgotten
my life undone

two thousand years later
at the end of the age
my story so wrong
when i never wanted this at all

i'm just a man
don't believe the stories
they're based on old fairy tales
but i'm none of it
i'm just a man

a life of symbols
a life of love
a night of pain
a gift of hope
Track Name: Stuff
……………………………………………stuff…………………….


i need more stuff
i need it i need it now
gotta fix this craving
gotta scratch this itch

i need more..

tell me where
tell me how
i can get more, baby
cuz i ain't happy

show me the way
the way to fill me up

there's a sale today
a sale of souls
we've sold our spirits, baby
for higher profits
we were warned before
but we weren't listening

senses under siege
we couldn't pay attention

we can't keep living this way
but you know we'll keep on trying
until it's too late too late too late
to turn back turn back

gotta change it now
gotta change things right now
cuz we're running out of time
and we don't even know it

don't forget
the way things used to be
this moment in time
is gonna fade into memory

what we call sacred
has become an excuse
to fill up our lives with more material
i'll just close my eyes

pretending to celebrate the holy
while worshipping the purchase
something im' sure that christ would never do

change your name
you don't deserve it

watching the screens
with the pretty pretty people
in their pretty little clothes
tell me to get these pretty things

as soon as the product hits the line
we'll go out and waste our time

*****chorus*****

presents and packages don't do much for me
love and forgiveness have much greater meaning
tolerance, kindness, compassion and peace
these are a few of my favorite things

when my heart breaks, when the earth shakes
when the world's gone mad
if we only learned some of my favorite things
maybe this world wouldn't be so bad
Track Name: Alone
…………………………………….alone…………………………………….

please
talk to me
say hello
say anything
i'm here
i'll be drinking
i think i need you
though i'm sure you'll never
need me
and oh
i'm loving you so
but i don't even know
a single thing about you
but oh
i don't want to go
and i'll walk slow
to see if you are looking

i'm so scared you'll shut me down
so instead of speaking
i'll make excuses
and drink more beer

and i'm so afraid
of being alone
i'm willing to go
so low
that i'd
stay with someone i loathe
only to ensure i'm never alone

thousands of people
surrounding me
why do i feel so alone?

when i go to bed
my stomach drops
inside me a dark black hole

i try all day to fill it
with work and entertainment

and when it's done i cry and shake
for i can't seem to cope

i was so scared of being alone
i was ready to fall so low
then i saw another way
to go

love. where is love?
in the space between ideas and words
emotion and music
heart and the head
in those moments in our lives
when we feel so alone
it holds us together

and finally for the first time
i think i start to see
all the love i'll ever need
has been trapped inside of me

i'm tying up the threads
that connect us all together
and what i've finally found is
there's no other than us

i was so scared of being alone
i was ready to fall so low
then i saw another way
to go

love. where is love?
in the space between ideas and words
emotion and music
heart and the head
in those moments in our lives
when we feel so alone
it holds us together

all of you is
all of me
everything you are is
everything i hope to be

now
Track Name: Mustache Ride
mustache ride

Verse 1
on the road down south i met an old man
i approached him from behind
he turned around, gave me a frown, and said,
"son, what's on your mind?"
but i couldn't say a single word because
his mustache made me blind
for the lip-warmer this old fella possessed well
it was one of a kind

Chorus!
mustache ride
now i've got one i'm everywhere
mustache ride
how i love you my sweet lip hair
mustache ride
spent my life searching for the perfect beard
now i've got it
i'm a sight to be feared
mustache ride mustache ride

Verse 2
went up to my darling and gave her a kiss
i think she almost died
from all the love, joy, elation and excitement
that she felt inside
so i took her for a spin in my pickup truck,
turned the key, made the engine ignite
but nothing excited my dear sweet honey
more than my mustache ride

***chorus***

when i'm lying in my deathbed thinking
about all the good things in my life
the first thing i will think of…
will by my family, friends, and wife
i'll also think of the hard times
when i was sad, depressed, and full of strife
but let's not kid ourselves now
don't forget about that mustache ride