Play Against The Rules

by King Shaolin

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released March 1, 2017

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King Shaolin Bratislava, Slovakia

New-Age Popsters KING SHAOLIN announce the release of their highly anticipated new album Road To The Machiavelli Valley out December 15, mixed in Los Angeles with renowned producer Nathan Lively (Zé dos Frangos). Dominik pounds out each word he sings with a passionate urgency, the lively lyrics spilling from his soul with hard won experience and burning with truth. ... more

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Track Name: Kissed By Her Name
"KISSED BY HER NAME" - King Shaolin lyrics

VERSE I:
Day started soon enough
With me knowing what to do

All my sorrows left behind
The fear was gone, my laughter found

I´d jumped the hill blind no eyes
I could turn gravity into my fly ally

I´ve seen some hands cut the air
My chest full out, cos´ you were there

REF:
Kissed by her name, name, name
Kissed by her name, name, name

We´re caught in a flame, flame, flame
We´re caught in a flame, flame, flame

VERSE II:
Her morning face was soft
Dazed by the dreams she´s crossed

The power in her mind
Lights up the room in the night

She tracked the trace to the place
Where time is blue, blazed the way out of the maze

Her hands flew up in the air
Your breath gone off, cos I was there

BRIDGE:
I know it´s more than, know it´s more than, blind coincidence
From the moment we entwine our bodies, time won´t matter again
Track Name: Goodbye And C´est La Vie
"GOODBYE AND C´EST LA VIE" - King Shaolin lyrics

VERSE I:
Working, eating, sleeping, getting drunk or stoned
All the souls seem they’re a hundred miles away

Driving home and wonderin’ have I found a lover
Or just a message in a bottle of cold beer

Running in circles, time's getting older
Concrete jungle’s made us all

Speaking of wisdom, the ghosts of old Indians
Are watching over us

REF:
Only tears release the pain, it's a flawless serenade O Ou, O Ou
Proud gorilla bound in chains, wanna bust out of my chest O Ou, O Ou
Suddenly my feet can't feel the soil underneath
My brain is like inside of a cave
Tempting vibes of breaking free, say good bye and c’est la vie O Ou, O Ou

VERSE II:
Dancing, twerking, jamming, surfing in my heart
Rolling dice my new hobby my new vice

Shining like a star with my head held high
I left my stupid duties I’ll just break bad

Running in circles, time's getting older
Concrete jungle's made us all

Speaking of wisdom, the ghosts of old Indians
Are watching over us
Track Name: This Town
"THIS TOWN" - King Shaolin lyrics

VERSE I:
Let's make another story, love, no matter what danger sits out there

I don't really care about what they say or what they want, no

Streets of amber atmosphere
Bite into my neck, my soul

What is wrong and what is right
Now's the time to find it out, girl

Hey you, lover, let's play this game together
It's just another wasteful time

REF:
Baby we should rule this town
We should party all night long
Can you hear that tantric sound
Oh your touch is what I want
Say what is your fantasy and I'll share mine with you
Aaa Aaa Aaa

VERSE II:
Resurrection everyday, I put my head into the sand

But your sleeping breath can break feelings that are eating me today

While spooning I felt like a knife
How alone I've been

You make me do those things I love
This naked world ain't free enough

Hey you, lover, here we are forever
It's just another tasteful time

BRIDGE:
Hey you, lover, lets play this game together
Hey you, lover, here we are forever
Hey you, lover, lets play this game together
It's just another crazy time
Track Name: Nobody Said
"NOBODY SAID" - King Shaolin lyrics

VERSE I:
Aim is on my mind, grip is tough to find
The "X" on the map, needs the line without no gap

Had to break some rules, for me that is the blues.
People always tell you nothing can be done

Talkers talk to no avail
Passion drives me everyday
I don’t wanna miss my train
If there's no pain, there ain't no gain

Everything you got to know
If you put your heart into things you love
You might have the time of your life

REF:
Inside I´m so strong, till I hit the bone
Always giving all I got, till I’m beaten

And it just feels right never giving up the fight /// Never lose a fight
Cause nobody, nobody said it will be easy

AAAaaaa UUuuu, nobody, nobody said it will be easy
AAAaaaa UUuuu, nobody, nobody said it will be easy

VERSE II:
Hard to get it done, smart to overcome
Hurdles all the time, walking through the minefield trial

On the screen of my closed eyes, my projection of the price
Final steps in sight, always further than I thought

Talkers talk to no avail
Passion drives me everyday
I don’t wanna miss my train
If there's no pain, there ain't no gain

Everything you got to know
If you put your heart into things you love You will have the time of your life

BRIDGE:
Time after time, wouldn´t it be great
If everything’s just fine I bet all I got, I know is was worth my trying
Track Name: Walkabout
"WALKABOUT" - King Shaolin lyrics

REF:
Howlin' at the moon I feel your red hot fire
You're tearing me apart with your tempting eyes
It's waking up my senses, triggering alarms
But you don't know about me

Squeezing on your hips while I'm in my head
I’m torturing myself when I'm deep in my bed
I'd like to know your body to the ends of time
But you don't even know about me

VERSE I:
Air, heat, the smell of colors
Flight of a dragon, the thrill of hunters

Blank page, let's live a novel
Me as Romeo, undercover

Tripping on the way to your fancy soul
My blood flows even faster near your private zone

Still I hang up the phone every time you answer

So it’s off for a walkabout

VERSE II:
Love or lust, hugs or power
You scare me in a way, I've never felt, no never

Grab her hand and turn her wrist
Come on, pretty baby, let’s do the twist

Swinging ’til light surrenders to the night
I'm having the greatest time of my whole life

It's like swimming in a pool with them hungry sharks

So it’s off on a walkabout
Track Name: Fly By
"FLY BY" - King Shaolin lyrics

CHORUS:
Every time I look into that woman’s eyes
It's hard to get away from her and fly by
Since you've been away I’ve become a man
I'm not a boy, anymore

You let me down, and now you wanna run
Like before

VERSE I:
Soft spoken words from day one
When I was scared she used to sing
That smell of daisies

I sometimes help her while she cooks
We never needed any books
It was amazing

But then it stopped, day by day our thoughts went gray
Because of all the lies, you've laid on me
All that love wasted it's such a damn pity, it’s buried dead

VERSE II:
I'm looking out for the ones
Who'd be brave, like Jackie Chan
In his movies

Felt like a ghost in the cold wide world
I could not breathe in her dangerous world
Crazy!

I said stop, let’s find a way out of this maze
I'm so proud to be your one but you're hurting me
It’s a shame, you can't see that you're falling down
Track Name: Trapped In Reality
"TRAPPED IN REALITY" - King Shaolin lyrics

VERSE I:
Oh, I´m walking through the streets
Full of empty avatars

I´m pretty sure they cannot see
Anything but their new boots

Cold and square shelters full of souls
Watching moving stuff inside the boxes, yeah

No one cares what´s going on
I feel all alone, by the way, yeah

REF:
I'm in a house of puppets, trapped by reality
It seems that world´s made of puzzles; the outcome´s mortality

AAAAaaa, AAAAaaa
Tu tuu du, Tu tuu du, duu

VERSE II:
Strong enough to pull a car
Well, in my head I can throw the van

All people look the same
I ´m afraid they've cables instead of brains

Those robots are everywhere, trying to get rid of me
Everything is gray

Suddenly I realize, maybe I am one of them

BRIDGE:
I believe there is a god, I think it´s bigger than we thought
It is our hearts, it is our thoughts. All dimensions, everywhere

What is on the other side?
Life is a gift so let´s take a ride. All fears disappear.
Track Name: Gone Crazy feat. Celeste Buckingham
"GONE CRAZY" - King Shaolin lyrics

VERSE I:
Lonely dream of emptiness
In the bed we're back to back

Thrilled by your body, while getting dressed
Is it love, well I don't know

Talking until the night's away
But the sun don't wanna shine

None of us would take a break
From being hypnotized

CHORUS:
Uuu, hey, baby, you're as soft as a hologram
Uuu, gone crazy, for those lips that keeps me calm

When you decide to blow my mind
Nothing ever stops you from the crime

Uuu, just maybe, is there a chance, you got no heart

VERSE II:
I'm lucky that you let me into
your world full of mad desires

Sometimes you seem terrified
But you've a program called "set on fire"

Make the story short, you're still on my mind
Wet kisses in the shower

It's over now, but nonetheless
I'm still on your wall as a photograph
Track Name: Play Against The Rules feat. Vladis
"PLAY AGAINST THE RULES" - King Shaolin lyrics

VERSE I:
I´m waiting for the blues
Gonna catch them with my boots
Master´s whipping rhythm moans, that´re coming out in loops

Wrestling with my spade
It´s time to get away
I fancy that my mother´s eyes are still the same

If you take no step for yourself, It´s a shame
Hot air in my lungs has turned into refrain
I totally forgot bout´ those times, I´ve been rare
I´m laughing through the tears, cos´ now I don´t care

REFRAIN:
Go, play against the rules, that are working for them
Don´t play against the truth that they keep hiding from me
Go, care bout´ the case, If you´re legs are free, then roll

Care, Care, Care
Wanna be free about my dance, dance, dance, Hey
Dance, Dance, Dance, Hey
Wanna be free about it

VERSE II:
I'm surrounded by the steam
I can sense myself's redeemed
Mud had covered my skin tone
Street walkers ain't that free

With the train I march along
Bonfire crackling on my song
My city name is an "Animal"
They say I'm made of stone

If you take no step for yourself, It´s a shame
Hot air in my lungs had turned into refrain
I totally forgot bout´ those times, I´ve been rare
I´m laughing through the tears, cos´ I still don´t care

BRIDGE:
Slobodu nám nedokážu zobrať
A my nebudeme predsa o ňu žobrať
Počúvať niekoho kto sa chvastá
Vyvolená rasa je biela ako pasta
A pritom je len xenofóbny bastard,
Ktorý iba chlastá a pritom vraví na stráž
Nezaujíma ma aká si kasta
Keď si slobodný a bežíš
Život je len jazda, chápeš?
Toto je náš štát
Track Name: Born Free!
"BORN FREE!" - King Shaolin lyrics

VERSE I:
Oh, I stepped out of the ashes tonight
First thing to do is to honor life
I shouted loud

Breaks, never had one, damn right
I do whatever comes to my mind
Can't put out the fire

CHORUS:
I was born free, my life has turned into the love song, into the love song
´bout you and me, I walked through all forbidden doors

I was born free, so let me sing another love song, another love song
It's time for me to find a place where I can roar

VERSE II:
Mind could be the darkest place for mankind
When all the contracts are signed
Nothing’s left to buy

TV says it’s bad news for me
But as far as I can see
There's a smiling child
Track Name: I´m Still Here
"I´m Still Here" - King Shaolin lyrics

VERSE I:
Some teenage girl took my shirt
I know exactly where she ran to
I´ve caught her hand and squeeze it slow
It feels like I'm releasing soul from the stone

I thought I didn´t know her
Those memories are all gone
I´ve tried to shout "come over"
To the first one that has shown

I knew those eyes for ages
Seems that I finally found my home
It´s something that I´m feeling
In my bones

REFRAIN:
I was a priest, I was a ghost, I was an infinite lover of yours
Uo O Ooo, Uo O Ooo

I´ll always be near, next to your fears, ready to wipe away all of your tears
Uo O Ooo, Uo O Ooo

I´m still here, always near, I´m still here
Uo O Ooo, Uo O Ooo

VERSE II:
Now your face is extremely close to mine
My whole world starts to redesign
And sure I won´t leave you, No!
Now don´t be afraid, you won´t be alone

Blue silhouette all over
Relationships we´ve run
I have to get over
White Lipizzaner past

I knew those eyes for ages
Seems that I finally found my home
It´s something that I´m feeling
In my bones

BRIDGE:
If you want me to touch you, I´ll electrify your soul
Shapes of your hazy feelings, force my lips, to make you riot
Track Name: Duch Človeka
"DUCH ČLOVEKA" - King Shaolin lyrics

VERSE I:
Duch človeka, z tela sa vyzlieka, len von a von.
Už nikdy viac v tom tele smradľavom
Pou Hou

Duch človeka, z tela von uteká
Ktosi z hora sa mu smeje
TAK Stoj! Ešte je čas, ešte chcem rásť
Pua pua a pua

CHORUS:
Nevychádzaj, nechoď zo mňa von
Nevychádzaj, začni veriť snom
Nevychádzaj, lepšie je nám dvom
huou uou uou yeah

VERSE II:
Duch človeka, z tela sa vyzlieka, len von a von
Už nikdy viac v tom tele smradľavom
Pa pua a pua