Incubi and Succubi

by DOUG the Eagle

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1.
The New War 10:08
There was a great war, for thousands of years - It took my species to the brink of destruction... So he was happy living out his life 'til the dragons' men came calling And they cut his head off with a knife He's not the first, he's likely not the last It reminds us all of the dreadful past It's not some random murder, there's a point to what's been done, And people say a New War has begun. The last war was a bad time all around Since the bulk of us were slaughtered And the rest were driven underground The dragons made potential allies doubt, And adventurers came to flush us out And I can see it's lunacy when all is said and done But people say a New War has begun. The dragons slaughtered woman, man and child And they spread dark propaganda Since they want the 'Cubi race reviled I know we're not the nicest race as such But a genocide seems a bit too much. And just as things were thawing and we trade with everyone It's looking like a New War has begun. Are we all gonna die? And in my mind's eye... I see the forces building up. The chances of life ending happy are grim. Who cares? Who dares? But we're all in this together, whether we know it or not... They say Destania has some crazy scheme And the rumours are she's working on Some kind of anti-dragon beam If true, the dragon side may well be lost, But is victory really worth that cost? I pray it's just a rumour, not some savage race to run But people say a New War has begun.
2.
Instrumental
3.
A Fae Story 06:31
A Fae Story I was told a tale About a princess from the Kingdom of Fail She went to seek the Fae A royal visit that went badly astray Seduced by wolves, or eaten by witches The Kingdom of Fail and the promise of riches The sky will fall, the land will be broken The wrath of the Fae is such a terrible token There came a man in red He had grey wings upon his back and his head The stranger made it known He was a hero who could help save the throne The King said “This will never do, We hate your kind, be off with you We have no need for 'Cubi scum, Our hero must be a mortal one!” The hero's blood ran hot “I'm going to help you if you like it or not” He waved his mighty sword And went to bring the Princess Back to her lord It took him just two days to find the Princess But as they tried to leave, The Fae Lord took him by the sleeve “The King will try to have The both of you killed. If you can bide your time, I'll make sure vengeance can be mine” The hero and princess Returned in triumph and were under arrest Before they could be hung The Fae returned and killed the King and his son The Fae Lord led them out of jail And named the princess King of Fail The wedding was a royal one And soon the new queen bore a son (that's me) There's one thing left to do I have to tell you that this story was true But heroes love to roam And so my Dad left And put me on the throne The son of two, of princesses and kings Beneficent ruler With a new pair of head-wings I'll use my brain, my eyes and my ears Rule wisely and justly For thousands of years
4.
You were born Yes, you were born with wings And no-one's on your side And now you'll have to hide From all the spears and slings, 'Cause you were born with wings You are on Yes, you are on the run And if you stop you're dead 'Cause they'll cut off your head No matter what you've done And so you're on the run So many of our kind will try to hide Try to hide, just pretending that they're just some normal guy We cannot let our neighbours See the incubus inside, Yes, for safety's sake We're force to live a lie They're afraid Yes, they're afraid of you Because the power you hold Could let you steal their soul Something you'd never do They're still afraid of you You can change Yes, you can change your form You have the power to hide, Protect the You inside And shelter from the storm 'Cause you can change your form So many aeons past, our kind were cruel, They were cruel, they'd deceive and kill And oftentimes rampage But wars have come, we paid our price And know that we were fools Still, so many people won't believe we've changed "Don't get me wrong, I have no love for the little shifterthings. But this guy was harmless. Had a wife, two kids, no crime record. Bad times..." There's a school A school where you can go They'll keep you safe from harm They'll teach you what you are And all you need to know You only need to go
5.
Blank page, a new chapter in the book New age, foundations that my actions have shook My win, the first in several thousand years My win, by rights it should have ended in tears This is the dawning of the Age of Daryil New power, I'll do my best to use it for good This hour, there's so much I have not understood A new way, no matter where my Children roam A new day, our race is going to find our way home All of us are evil in our own distinctive ways Some more so than others but the final total stays If evil is a constant, then we need more folks alive To spread it our more thinly (and appease our mating drive) (Dance with the Daryil) Blank page, a new chapter in the book Blind rage, some other Leaders think I'm a crook But take heart, ascending didn't harm a soul A new start, the time has come to make my clan whole
6.
Some will call it murder Others say they're hunting Some say they're protecting their own kind But in our vicious world you'll find You sometimes have to kill Just to keep hold of your body, soul and mind Are we men, or are we monsters? Careful how you choose Are we men, or are we monsters? What have we to lose? No matter what the others do We always get the blame But in the end, we're only pawns Inside this Murder Game. A circle of violence, a life paid for a life We suffer in silence, an endless loop of strife Some live to a hundred Some live to a thousand And others have no limit to their span But even with elders, just a single lucky stroke leaves you just as dead as any mortal man No matter what the others do We 'Cubi get the blame But in the end, we're only pawns Inside this Murder Game. A circle of violence, a life paid for a life We suffer in silence, an endless loop of strife The Angel hunts on Tuesday She'd like to make you her prey A little bit here, and a little bit there No-one will notice and no-one will care Come one, come all, Come old young and new You'll have to play the Murder Game too. Some will call it murder Some will call it hunting Some say they're protecting their own kind But in our vicious world you'll find You sometimes have to kill Just to keep hold of your body, soul and mind Are we men, or are we monsters? Careful how you choose Are we men, or are we monsters? What have we to lose? And pacifism doesn't work They'll kill you just the same I hope one day we'll find a way To end this Murder Game. A circle of violence, a life paid for a life We suffer in silence, an endless loop of strife

about

This is my ninth album, recorded in 2012.

I never really had plans for this album, in fact I had about given up hope and began recording an album of remixes and rerecordings from my first four albums. But then, the webcomic which I have been following for lo these many years, and which has been often been an unlikely source of inspiration, suddenly took a turn for the dramatic causing my muse to go into overdrive. This album is the result, and for this reason many of the tracks are written around the brutal and oppressive aspects of the DMFA universe which the readership has suddenly had a window into.

Musically, it is an interesting experiment in that I suddenly broke down and bought an electric bass about 4 months prior to the deadline for the album. Perhaps this haste was a mistake, but I think that it does lend some honesty to an album almost entirely produced using sequencer software.

All tracks recorded on 1" 24-track tape.

Recorded using the Old Ways at The Lab, Cwmbran 2012-2013. Mixed 14-16 Feb. 2013. Mastering by Alex Balzama at Swift Solutions, London, March 2013. Greetings go out to Keaton, Ren, Wuff and Chaosmage for their help and support in making this album, and Amber Williams, whose writing spurred such an amazing frenzy of musical creativity.

This album should not be considered canon, though most of 'The New War' is drawn directly from her comic.

Apologies are due to Fred Grey and David Gemmell for parts of 'A Fae Story'. Thanks go out to the Rosegarden team, to all at RMGI, MRL and HomeRecording for keeping the analogue dream alive. Cover by Amber Williams; logo by Luke Turner.

Recorded on RMGI SM911, mixed on SM900.

A PDF booklet with full lyrics and liner notes is included in the download.

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released March 30, 2013

All tracks written and performed by J. P. Morris, 2012-2013

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