Humanist EP

by Derek Jordan

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about

Once upon a time, America was the land of promise, ambition, desire, and golden streets. Now it seems America has shackled itself in its own imprisonment. This concept is the basis of Derek Jordan's sophmore release, "Humanist" EP.

The songs expand on Derek's ideologies and philosophies of a free thinking society, where there are no proposed boundaries to thought and ambition. The cover art pictures a dark Statue of Liberty, symbolizing that America has lost its sense of self-discovery and is imprisoned by social norms. The red handprint represents the act of reclaiming your life and ambitions by leaving your mark in society and your lifetime.

Humanist is filled with emotional energy and lyrics of resistance and change. So much that lead one blogger to describe Derek Jordan as the "intellectual maverick" of alternative rock music.

credits

released 01 March 2010
Derek Jordan - songs and lyrics written and arranged. Vocals and guitar

SeanRockCity - bass, produced, mixed, edited

Joe Little - mastered

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Track Name: Humanist
Everybody wants to hurt somebody
Cause to love somebody makes you feel inferior
Everybody wants to hurt somebody
Cause to hate somebody makes you feel superior

On you dribble down your face
Got a serious case of butterflies
Running rampant
They've lost their will
To fly

Everybody wants to hurt somebody
Cause to love somebody makes you feel inferior
Everybody wants to hurt somebody
Cause to hate somebody makes you feel superior

Now you struggle just to please someone other than you
Do or die
You're not alive, you're just trying
To survive

Everybody wants to hurt somebody
Cause to love somebody makes you feel inferior
Everybody wants to hurt somebody
Cause to hate somebody makes you feel spectacular

Humanist
Humanist
Humanist
Track Name: Liberate You
I am your pawn
I am your soldier
I am your king
In the front lines
Zion invasion
Jungle dictation
Stomp your feet, clap your hands
No one here understands

Spit in my face
Call me a disgrace
But my blood is thicker
Than the human race
I’m here on
A mission to liberate you

In your trenches
You resist me
In the open
You gun me down
No matter how high
Your walls, I will climb
Stomp your feet, clap your hands
No one here understands

Spit in my face
Call me a disgrace
But my blood is thicker
Than the human race
I’m here on
A mission to liberate you
Track Name: Until We Fall
In the depths of my mind
I count too many times
That we fall
We fall

I’m a ghost
I’m a friend
A memory
That’s with you till the end
Till the end
Until we fall
We fall
Until we fall
We fall

I know what you want
I know what you see
I know why you bleed so easily
You live your life by the knife
Every time you breathe
Every time you speak
All the words you say are lies to me
Lies to me

The world goes crazy for celebrity babies
The king is dead
Until we fall
Its when we cry

Something’s wrong
Something’s right
Watches you at night
As you fall deeply to sleep

Alma mater
Doesn’t matter
A slave is still slave
It is unjust
To live without lust

know what you want
I know what you see
I know why you bleed so easily
You live your life by the knife
Every time you breathe
Every time you speak
All the words you say are lies to me
Lies to me

The world goes crazy for celebrity babies
The king is dead
Until we fall
Its when we cry

Until we fall
Until we fall, until we fall
Until we fall
Until we fall, until we fall
Track Name: Worry about Your Own
You’ve got no feelings
Nobody to live for
You are so foreign
Lost touch with yourself
In your body
You have no organs
Just a place
To store things that you hate

You call everybody names
But what about your own
You say everyone’s a shame
But what about your own
Well you can’t deny, you can’t forget about
All those things that spin your head around
Leave me alone
Worry about your own

You are so stubborn
Blame me for everything
You call me names
But you don’t know your own
In your emptiness
Political mess
This life is mine
You can’t tell me what to do

You call everybody names
But what about your own
You say everyone’s a shame
But what about your own
Well you can’t deny, you can’t forget about
All those things that spin your head around
Leave me alone
Worry about your own
Track Name: Cold Outside
Something’s wrong with this taste
It tastes bittersweet
Here comes a storm up ahead
It’s raining red
It’s raining red

Let me take away your pain
Insanity is knocking at your door
Its cold outside
Its cold outside

The clouds unite the sky is awake
You’re still asleep
When everyday is the same except yesterday
You feel out of touch
You feel so out of touch

Let me take away your pain
Insanity is knocking at your door
Its cold outside
Its cold outside
Its cold outside
Its cold outside

Remember when everything felt so real?
Nothing could get in your way
Nothing could ruin your day
When will you come out of your coma?
You’ll feel so young again
You’ll feel alive my friend

The smell is what it used to be
I see what I dream
You’re skin’s alive and don’t you know
We’re here for ourselves
We live for ourselves