Fleshwound

by Trance Blackman

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A Thousand Years by Trance Blackman All I ever see is crazy menacing All I ever see is morbid curiosity I don’t wanna be living in a daze I don’t wanna be waiting for some golden age CHORUS Should I stick it out now? Or should I come back in a thousand years? Should I wait it out now? Or might it be better in a thousand years? All they ever mean is only in receiving All they ever mean is only taking life to be I don’t wanna be living in a daze I don’t wanna be waiting for some golden age CHORUS … like me … like you … you’ll see – oh! … like me … like you … love me! repeat Verse 1 & 2 BRIDGE Countless servants give their love… Free the minds of innocents… … like me … like you … you’ll see – oh! … like me … like you … love me! © 2004 Nothing So Right Music (All Rights Reserved)
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Another Way 04:04
Another Way by Trance Blackman Proven... That the pattern changes That emotion moves you That the deepest pain is revealed So listen... To the uttered phrasing To the stars amazing To the deepest moment concealed CHORUS Should we find another way? Maybe we should find another way? Do you think that we could find another way? Is it your wish that we would find another way? Awaken... It's a brand new morning It's a chance - a calling It's a moving piece of artwork Straighten... The sheets you slept in The book you're readin' The bible of new thoughts to come CHORUS BRIDGE Putting on new sunglasses I share the light with you... Walking into a new horizon... Putting away the old and rotten ways of what was real... We can believe there's something beautiful... So bring it... Into the present It's nothing distant Like you use to think it was Unless we find another way? Maybe we should find another way? Do you think that we could find another way? Is it your wish that we would find another way? © 2004 Nothing So Right Music - all rights reserved
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Awaken 03:47
Awaken by Trance Blackman Awaken Sleep is over for now You’ve been missing moments Passing time… Awaken Sleep is over for now Is this state of discord Your own face? CHORUS All you’ve wanted All you’ve seen Everything is so unclean All you’ve dreamed of All you can become Is here only if you awaken Awaken Sleep is over for now Clear your clouded thoughts To see your truth Awaken Sleep is over for now No more letting pass The time to change… CHORUS All desires All your needs All those thoughts were sowing seeds All you’ve dreamed of All you can become is here only if you awaken only if you awaken awaken ©2003 Nothing So Right Music (All Rights Reserved)
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Fleshwound 05:01
Fleshwound by Trance Blackman Time after time a memory is made Images burned into the back of my head But I'd really like to forget it instead Time after time a resolution is made Moving away from the same old deal Or is it just a little bit more to conceal BRIDGE Friends, enemies, people of my world I see what you see when we see what is real Stories, glories, sacrifice and lore They say what we see what they want to be real They say what we see what they want to be real CHORUS Don't be scared, it's just a fleshwound on your skin Don't be frightened – it won't go deep if you let it go Don't be scared, it's just a fleshwound on your skin Don't be frightened – nothing can change the programming Conditions... deep within Frozen... skin Time after time, hesitance displayed Look in the mirror the picture's the same Try to relax with the flickering flame Time after time a resolution is made Moving away from the same old deal Or is it just a little bit more to conceal... BRIDGE CHORUS INST. BREAK/SOLO They say what we see what they want to be real They say what we see what they want to be real Don't be scared, it's just a fleshwound on your skin Don't be frightened – it won't go deep if you let it go Don't be scared, it's just a fleshwound on your skin Don't be frightened – nothing can change... Nothing can change... If you don't change within © 2004 Nothing So Right Music (all rights reserved)
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Human Waste 03:31
Human Waste by Trance Blackman Free as the sky I see a hundred thousand eagles go by Why do they flee from the homes that they own It's not right Could it be the white man stepping on their space Could it be the idiot as whole doesn't get it yet Could it be that he doesn't give a shit about anything anymore CHORUS When you see... It's way and far too late The dogs are past the gate For all this human waste Free as the sky I see a hundred thousand angels go by Wholly unlimited there is no reason Ever to hide Could it be that the white man's crime is for review Could it be the idiot as whole doesn't get it yet Could it be that he doesn't give a shit about anything anymore CHORUS BRIDGE (Spoken) How many times can you ask the question: can we fix the world? How many times do you look yourself in the mirror, and you just laugh 'cause feel hopeless... Well I'm here to say... it doesn't go that way! CHORUS (2x) ©2006 Nothing So Right Music (All Rights Reserved)
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I Feel Again 05:00
I Feel Again by Trance Blackman Livin’ in a mad world been searching for the Black Pearl nobody around to tell you Livin’ in a mad world mysteries will unfurl nobody around to help you CHORUS And I feel again it’s been some time since I could feel it And I see again it’s been some time since I could see it it’s been some time since I could see it Livin’ in a mad haze been learning why the bad stays nobody around to tell me Livin’ in a mad haze coping with the bad days nobody around to help me CHORUS BRIDGE I feel again I feel again Is it good is it bad Why I should be so sad Is there joy to be had What if the world stays this way? CHORUS Livin’ in a mad world mysteries will unfurl is somebody around to help me? ©2003 Nothing So Right Music (all rights reserved)
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My World 03:55
My World By Trance Blackman Hello... I’ll say to a total stranger I’ll shake the hands with this wanderer Live in a moment, make a friend Well you know… There’s room to spare for all of us CHORUS Welcome to my world… Colours blend, in my world Seed by seed, in my world Souls are free, in my world Sit with me, in my world I know... It seems so over-simplified You wonder why I wasn’t occupied With day-to-day worries, blinded Well you know… There’s room to share your thoughts here… CHORUS INST. SOLO CHORUS (2x) ©2004 Nothing So Right Music (All Rights Reserved)
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Ordinary 03:09
Ordinary By Trance Blackman Surging through eternity I consider alternatives Why does the question never let me go? Seeking out conformity You miss the chance to create The answer hides deep within, don’t you know? Oh... BRIDGE Sipping an expensive coffee Seeds are from far away Something about this seems so ordinary Ordinary... CHORUS Stop the time Stay, and unwind Search your heart, there’s nothing hiding Stop the time Won’t you stay, unwind Nothing is so ordinary Splitting personalities Which side I do not know Once in a while the fog clears away… Passing moments one by one Why try to count anything? The answer finds me from inside, don’t you know? Oh... BRIDGE CHORUS (3x) © 2004 Nothing So Right Music (All Rights Reserved)
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self 04:38
self by Trance Blackman decisions marked by anger and I am the one who sees it clear incisions like a memory of hatred and I am the one who sees it near everybody tries to enter but I am the one who closes doors everybody wants to share it but I am the one who wants it more BRIDGE the clouds want to cover up the torment of the shadows love challenges to fill my cup where did I leave it - I couldn’t see it CHORUS when all you see is what you need the objects you desire where’s the room for innocence when walls are so much higher self preserved - self denied self indulged - self denied self propelling - self denied self denied moving on impatience and I am the one who sees it clear deciding on a token of anxiety and I am the one who sees it near everybody tries to get you but I am the one who closes doors everybody wants to bare it but I am the one who shows it more CHORUS INST. SOLO still never satisfied still never gratified still never satiated nevertheless, I think I’m full of something… CHORUS (Repeat & End) ©2003 nothing so right music (all rights reserved)
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Substance 04:28
Substance by Trance Blackman CHORUS/INTRO (2x) searching through the world beneath you... devour the substance but it hides around the shadows near away, away, away when it lies in front of you a mystery you deny the very existence of the damage done BRIDGE now who's lying? if you can't be facing your mirrors you'll deny it to the depths of your soul so forget it if you can CHORUS (2x) Yeah... yeah... yeah! INST. SOLO BRIDGE CHORUS (2x) © 2006 nothing so right music (all rights reserved)
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Wash Away 04:04
Wash Away by Trance Blackman Like a river deep a flowing stream of bleak consciousness wash away my fears Like a puzzle trick enigmatic tide, ebb and flow wash away my tears If I resolve to change move the pieces, rearrange Does the path become clear? Will the starlight show me the way? Like a river deep a flowing stream of bleak consciousness wash away my fears Like a puzzle trick enigmatic tide, ebb and flow wash away my tears If I resolve to change move the pieces, rearrange Does the path become clear? Will the starlight show me the way? Oh... Yeah... Show me the way... Show me the way... Show me the way... ©2003 Nothing So Right Music (All Rights Reserved)
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Water 04:21
Water by Trance Blackman Big ship over here Steam churns over there Water flowing everywhere Over, under, through the air Fix my television Trick my observation Water flowing everywhere Over, under, through the air CHORUS Rivers of conscience flowing everywhere I have an idea It just came to me Maybe I can change the world Maybe I’ll impress the girl Maybe nothing matters at all I’ll bathe myself in waterfalls And make my mind be clear Oh... Big boat making waves I forgot to shave Water flowing everywhere Over, under, through the air Quash this indecision Hone to fine precision Water flowing everywhere Over, under, through the air CHORUS INST. SOLO CHORUS Water everywhere... ©2004 Nothing So Right Music (All Rights Reserved)
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With My Own Eyes by Trance Blackman CHORUS/INTRO ah na na na na na na na ah na na na na na na na ah na na na na na na na ah na na na na na na na na na With my own eyes… I have seen With my own eyes I have seen Endless struggle How it’s been Mindless battles I still see With my own eyes I still see… CHORUS With my own eyes… Witnessing With my own eyes… Witnessing Endless trials, how it’s been Endless fires, I still see… With my own eyes, I still see... CHORUS BRIDGE Tell the trying soul Tell the crying soul Heal the dying ones Forgive the lying ones… INST. SOLO With my own eyes… I still see… ©2004 Nothing So Right Music (All Rights Reserved)

about

A project nearly fifteen years in the making, Fleshwound is the true follow-up to 2003's Wander album, in Trance Blackman's musical journey, and personal story.

As with previous projects, Fleshwound is at once deeply personal, as well as guided and informed by the collective consciousness. We're going through a lot as a species at this point in history, and this work is from Trance, to all his fellow adventurers in spirit.

It was always Trance's intention to use U2's Achtung Baby as a direction in style, and feel for this album. All the songs were written on guitar, and adapted or expanded further into adult contemporary and alternative rock territories. Some of the cuts remained as primarily acoustic recordings, while others developed into full-blown anthems of uplifting energy.

Most of the final selections were composed back in 2003 and 2004, and then went through numerous iterations, mixes, reworking and re-recording. Many of the original vocal tracks remain, but much about the entire project has been revised and revisited. The trial and error and many challenges of this album has at times been daunting, and increasingly frustrating for the artist, always wanting to better what has been released previously, while staying true to his message.

In early 2012, Trance decided to go back to a more stripped-down and organic feel to the album, removing much of the programmed tracks (drums, synths, bass guitar). A lot of the guitar work was added or redone, and the bass guitar was played live. The drums were recorded entirely on a live kit, in an effort to flesh out more natural feeling grooves, with the help of fellow producer, drummer, and artist, Mark G. This would prove to be a pivotal change and progress in the project, but the story had a few more chapters to explore. 

A few years later, Trance set up his own Yamaha kit in a friend's basement, and proceeded to once-and-for-all nail down the live drum tracks, as he'd always envisioned them to sound and feel. This would be the glue that would bring together all the fragmented pieces, and the energy that would carry the songs much more consistently from the first track to the last.

Life still happens while we're making plans, and in this case, it was no different. The project sat for a few more years, until Trance had relocated to Vancouver Island, and in the summer of 2017, found the right space and time to start in on the final mixes and touches to cement and complete what Fleshwound was finally to become.

And on a personal note:

Thank you to everyone who has supported me over the years, to the fans, friends, and family. I feel like I should apologize, but I also feel like this monster of a project had to happen just the way it did.

There's so much more to come, and I am very, very relieved, nervous, anxious and elated to be releasing this album out into the world. I hope it resonates and finds hearts and minds and souls with which to harmonize, elevate, enlighten and awaken.

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released January 23, 2018

Written, composed, tracked, performed and mixed by Trance Blackman

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Elevate, awaken, uplift.

Conscious vibes for an awakening collective. Rock, pop, dance/electronica, and instrumental.

Let love lead you.

Solvitur ambulando.

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