Elisabeth

by GRIOT

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1.
I'm overwhelmed by the past In my head, it bleeds I will never forget My father’s deeds The past was quiet and peaceful Until they arrived An unbearable slaughter Left my soul deprived Broken villages, shattered hearts Wouldn't let them tear us apart We fought for our life But soon some exposed Twisted minds with a knife Beneath the darkness we’re all alone! Where broken faith has never been known! A judas kiss occurred As blood was drawn I couldn't believe My mother was gone Three stabs shifted judgement Two souls left devastated One heart bleeding for a moment A whole lot soon to be decimated
2.
A transmutation of character and belief An affiliation of sorrow and grief We were refugees of conflicts with so much to be sorry for Now we're all but convicts with an empty soul to restore Betrayed and wronged All of us roamed alone In search of a place That we soon could call home Memories turn to stone As the horizon starts to frame A sustainable set of communities (the great city) We wiped out and defamed Hope I don't have for my own people Cure I won't seek for my own ease Shame I will keep for my delusion Guilt will be destroyed with my own leap The triumph of a lunatic The description at hand It took a turn so quick Was this his masterplan? The light is out And I revive all my past With such greediness all around How much longer can I last? Hope I don't have for my own people Cure I won't seek for my own ease Shame I will keep for my delusion Guilt will be destroyed with my own leap
3.
Like a mole we forced ourselves We settled in foreign land Forcing our way into We're the devil we once reprehend It can't be undone It can't be erased All the damage we have caused Has an atonement to be chased We were all sharpened swords And we're defined by actions not words Survivors look through me, into my soul I'm sure they can't see a glimmer of light, only cold Several fingers pointed at me Screaming "just leave us be" It can't be undone It can't be erased All the damage we have caused Has an atonement to be chased We were all sharpened swords And we're defined by actions not words There's a way to change I hope it's not too late (There's an atonement to be made) There's a way to change This city will not fade Atonement It can't be undone It can't be erased All the damage we have caused Has an atonement to be chased We were all sharpened swords And we're defined by actions not words
4.
All alone and empty Looking for guidance Distraught by the evidence Of war and violence Trembling through my life I asked myself How am I to deal And how should I feel? When this absence of parenthood Is intertwined in my blood I miss my mother And now my father It seems they slowly dissipate While my soul evaporates Strength I must find To rise from this mess Like a statue being lift For people to profess I energized my spirit With courage and determination Got help from someone Later revealed to be the root of this whole situation Father's old "friend" (so I thought) Found me at my place Asked "Do you remember me?" With a grin on his face Strength I must find To rise from this mess Like a statue being lift For people to profess I miss my mother And now my father It seems they slowly dissipate Like hot water evaporates
5.
Is this what I'm supposed to do? Remain locked with my own mind? In the distance I have found you What have you left behind? With prying eyes, set on you... I searched for a way out Words I began to spout When I met you! There's no point in waiting for the veil to drop... You are the answer That I have sought... Follow my steps And find your place! We're slowly going under! Follow my steps Keep up your pace! Gaze upon this wonder! That silent sense of content You enjoy what you get... Earn thrice more than you've spent Above the turning seasons set! Your face fills me with dreams Like a simple thought... Memories flow like streams Is it all for naught? There's no point in waiting for the veil to drop... You are the answer That I have sought... Follow my steps And find your place! We're slowly going under! Follow my steps Keep up your pace! Gaze upon this wonder!
6.
An eager man With an eager mind On an empty hall Learning through papers what we left behind... Too much to handle I shut and listen His lecture about life A lecture about existence! Unearthing the past Too much to confess You've put the pieces together Revealed forever... Don't leave, don't go away Either way Unlearned became the wise Not allowing blatant lies... A statement pierced through my core, Has he turned his back and closed the door! Once more, everything is falling apart He left me bare and empty with just my own wounded heart I’m convinced that I'm not the owner of my life And now, what is left for me in this place? After him I must go Alone with my guilt and shame Will I find a way to make my peace?
7.
I concealed realities I expected to disclose... Just wanted more time and now I'm not so sure... Running through a maze Behind this bright shadow This man who I hold dear Whose soul I can't borrow He's fading away In the distance I see He's breaking away We were meant to be Should I keep this pursuit when I'm drained, I'm beat The trail is far gone, I feel like I'm just wandering I've run through a maze All for a dark shadow This man who didn't appear Whose soul I can't borrow He's fading away In the distance I see He's breaking away We were meant to be
8.
Can you see me, trembling away? They tend to me, but life leads me astray... Can you feel me, searching for you? Striving to find the narrow truth... On the pages, miles of you But there's nothing left, not a single clue Here I stand fallen from grace With the fading memory of your face... Come... And follow me now Kneel... And I'll show you how! Amass... Together we'll vow March... And I will endow! I have made up my mind I was blind to the damage he's done Now my grief lies onward and my joy behind I guess happiness will never come... I shall lead you down my path Holding the reins of this place Together pushing through his aftermath As I leave his embrace... Come... And follow me now, Kneel... And I'll show you how! Amass... Together we'll vow, March... And I will endow! And in all the madness Thoughts became numb in vain I will take my people’s distress Let’s make amends… And in all the sadness Thoughts became numb in vain I will take my people’s distress Let’s make amends… Come... And follow me now Kneel... And I'll show you how! Amass... Together we'll vow March... And I will endow!
9.
No more stumbling and shaking The night is slowly fading away I'll rekindle wonders divine It's a shame but I'd be yours if you'd be mine! Shine again, forever... And find a lover of the light! Embrace this light, together... And let him take it all! Here you are, like a moth to the flame Is it you? Or Am I going Insane? Lets us embrace while the stars align I will be yours if you'll be mine Shine again, forever... You've found the lover of the light! Embrace this light, together... And let us take it all! You've locked us away, are you paranoiac? With your sin you shift, has he grew quiet and cold I beg of you - "why?" But your eyes stare away, ever so cold Does it have to end like this? Now that I have him back? You dissemble your grin, chaining us with our fate, And that smile that I learned to hate, shifts into a frown of hate! You’ll not have your way, you will see faith in your eyes, We will not fade with your discouraging lies! Fadeaway... Seek our true selves, Fadeaway... Lets carry on! Fadeaway... Let's just forget, Fadeaway... Leave it all behind... Fadeaway... Never turning around, Fadeaway... With our feet of the ground. Fadeaway... We've found our true selves Fadeaway... We must go, We soon must go... Embraced, walking to the brink Relaxed, with nothing but us on our minds... Escape, there's nothing left for us Fading away, never turning back as we take The Leap.
10.
What if there's nothing here for me? Just tell me that there's nothing here, nothing here for me... What keep's calling out for me? It keeps calling out for me... But to know, I had no choice! Had to leave, from our home... I walked one hundred miles to free you! But I'd walked another hundred just to see you again... Who knows where you are right now? And who knows if you're happy now? I will know, when I see you... And I know in my heart... I'd walked one hundred miles, to be gone of your life! I walked one hundred miles to free you! But I'd walked another hundred just to free you and me...

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"Elisabeth" is a concept album which is the conclusion of the story started in our first album "Gerald". It portrays the upbringing of Elisabeth and her life at The Great City.

credits

released June 2, 2020

Concept by:
João Pascoal, Sérgio Ferreira

Artwork by:
Miguel Coelho, Maria Branco

Written by:
João Pascoal, Sérgio Ferreira

Instrumentation by:
João Pascoal, Sérgio Ferreira

Recorded by:
André Roque, João Pascoal, Daniel C. Rodrigues

Mixed / Mastered by:
Tiago Mesquita at Nox Messor Sound Studios
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Musicians:

João Pascoal – Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Programming and Composing (tracks 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and 10)
Sérgio Ferreira – Drums, Percussion, Programming and Composing (tracks 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9)
Maria Branco – Vocals (tracks 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9)
João Rodrigues – Vocals (tracks 2,3,5,8 and 10)
Mariana Moreira - Backing Vocals (track 4)
Matilde Esperança – Violin (tracks 1,3,6,9,10)
Pedro Marques – Violin (track 9)
Luzia Lapo – Violin (tracks 1,3,6,9 and 10)
Isaac Santos – Violoncello (tracks 1,3,6,9 and 10)
Paulo Bernardino – Clarinet (track 3,5 and 6)
Arnaud António – Alto Saxophone (track 6 and 9)
André Loureiro – Flute (tracks 1 and 9)
João Baião – Acoustic Guitar (track 1,2,3,6,8 and 9)
Gonçalo Crespo – Electric Guitar (tracks 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 and 9)
Bruno Lousada – Electric Guitar (track 1,2,3,5,6,7, and 9)
Pedro Joaninho – Electric Guitar (track 5)
Vikram Shankar – Keyboards (track 2,3,9 and 10)
Mario Yetatore – Keyboards (track 1,3,4,6,8,9)
Bosco Aguilar – Keyboards (track 8)

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Griot is a multinational rock band formed by musicians João Pascoal and Sérgio Ferreira in 2014.
Griot's sound evokes a style of progressive rock that explores and creates different textures and soundscapes.
The bands song-writing style revolves around self-published literature included in each album’s concept.
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