“Powder & Lies” (official video)

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“POWDER & LIES” – THE VIDEO by Alan Morrison. An animated video of the song, “Powder & Lies” (with lyrics), from my most recent album, “The Key”. This is about the “suits” who think they run this world (though one day they will receive a terrible shock). This EXPLOSIVE song has a 7-piece band, including 2 backing singers. CRANK UP THE VOLUME so the whole universe hears it! Credits at end of video. Please share!



Powder & Lies – Lyrics:

Dark clouds in the crazy world of your schemes
The order you make never is what it seems
You think you can hide behind alibis
All that I can see is powder and lies

Blood red is the colour shed by your sun
You only feel safe at the back of a gun
Come down off your cloud — face up to the facts
You have to play ball or a knife’s in your back

[Refrain]
I tread soft in the rain
Cos it’s all just a game
Whole world’s gone insane
Please tell me it’s all just a nightmare and soon I’ll awake

You speak and a plane goes down in the sky
Atrocities spread while the bombs multiply
Dig deep and the reason soon becomes clear
You need to fake power and to generate fear

[Vocal bridge]
Always wondered how you see you
in the temple of your “soul”
I live in hope that you will see through
what fills up your aching hole

[Refrain]
I tread soft in the rain
Cos it’s all just a game
Whole world’s gone insane
Please tell me it’s all just a nightmare and soon I’ll awake

Loose change in the counting house of your heart
You’re not satisfied till you blow things apart
I’ve seen all the pain you disguise with your smile
One day, planet Earth will be free from your guile

Paint dries on the pentagram out in space —
your hologram home where you’re strangers to grace.
Dressed up in your suits and shirts and your ties
All that I can see is powder and lies

[Refrain]
I tread soft in the rain
Cos it’s all just a game
Whole world’s gone insane
Please tell me it’s all just a nightmare and soon I’ll awake

MUSICIANS & SINGERS
Lead vocals & acoustic guitar: Alan Morrison.
Drums: Fredrik Björling.
Bass: Samuel Laxberg.
Electric guitar: Staffan Johansson.
Organ & synthesizer: Otto Wellton.
Backing vocals: Linda Öst, Idde Schultz

All music composition, lyrics & general song arrangements: Alan Morrison
Recording, editing & mixing: Kingside Studios, Gnesta, Sweden
Production: Otto Wellton
Mastering: Sören von Malmborg, Cosmos Mastering, Stockholm, Sweden
Video design: Michelle Daalman, Stepstone-Design, Lausanne, Switzerland

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© Alan Morrison, 2017

2 thoughts on ““Powder & Lies” (official video)

    djsbzbee said:
    July 21, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Trying to discover why evil is only happy when its being evil is still beyond me.

    When all the fake stuff goes ‘poof’ – could they still blush? Will pleading insanity

    help them when they are swept off the picnic table like ants? Greed and power

    are insidiously blinding and deafening – as you so eloquently point out.

    In thinking ahead of time, it’s better to trip and fall over the truth than to be crushed

    to dust by it. But no one listens to hear or looks to see anymore.

    Very, very few anyways…

    Liked by 1 person

    djsbzbee said:
    July 21, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    The video is superbly right on! 🙂 The whole thing comes off perfect.

    Liked by 1 person

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