Safe Happy Christian Music for the Conservative Middleclass

by Bram Cools

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Ouverture 02:07
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G C D G a rich young man came to jesus christ and asked what should I do to get life, life eternal you know the commandments jesus replied do not steal, do not kill do not commit adultery yes I do know them hè said I followed them all, all of my life jesus said well then there's one more thing tnat you have to do G sell everything you have C and give it to the poor G yeah everything you have D get rid of it G sell everything you have C and give it to the poor G D G and you shall live jesus said do this and follow me and you'll have a great treasure in heaven but the rich young man became very sad for he did posses great wealth on earth and hè preferred it over the life over the life eternal G C easier it is for a camel G D to go through the eye of the needie G C than for a rich man to enter G D G the kingdom of heaven sell everything... and if jesus christ would be here today and preach the same words as he did back then in gallilee we probably would kill him and lay him i a grave again like good old woody sung years ago we still don't want to near those ïsords and explain them away if we read then... sell everything... easier it is for a camel...
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Gentiles 03:28
tell me what about your enemies do you hate them like the gentiles do tell me what about your friends do you greet them like the gentiles do like the gentiles do? is there a difference are we the same a new creation or just a saved creep what's the goal being saved or being changed do we love or are we just afraid to burn what's the deal why did we take this train do we love or are we just afraid to burn tell me what about your outward appearance do you focus on it like the gentiles do? tell me what about your soul did you forget about it like the gentiles do? is there a difference are we the same a new creation or just a saved creep what's the goal being saved or being changed do we love or are we just afraid to burn what's the deal why did we take this train do we love or are we just afraid to burn
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you were hungry and I didn't feed you Lord have mercy on me You were thirsty and I gave you no water Lord have mercy on me You were a stranger and I gave you no home Lord have mercy on me oh Lord have mercy on me You were naked and I didn't clothe you Lord have mercy on me You were sick and I didn't care for you Lord have mercy on me You were in prison and I didn't visit you Lord have mercy on me oh Lord have mercy on me oh Lord have mercy on me
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we say in god we trust but we need enough stuff and money to feel secure we need technology and coolness to be alive all of this we can't live without in our modern day but there are no more lilies in the field and the birds have gone long ago so we worry about food and clothes and fuel about money and houses and ipods and stuff it's big business baby it's big business it's big business baby it's big business in our great kingdom you can find all the stuff that you need to be in you gotta buy the right books pay for the right concerts to praise th lords listen to our great sermon on a copy controlled CD but there are no more lilies in the field and the birds have gone long ago so we worry about food and clothes and fuel about money and houses and ipods and stuff it's big business baby it's big business it's big business baby it's big business oh american dream oh lies of babylon can we really serve both christ and mammon is god our own trademark is jesus just a product but there are no more lilies in the field and the birds have gone long ago so we worry about food and clothes and fuel about money and houses and ipods and stuff a sad business baby a sad business a sad business baby a sad business Lord peel them away false dreams of babylon let my trust be in you in Christ not mammon Lord peel them away false dreams of babylon let my trust be in you in Christ not mammon
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I know what's obvious I know the world I know the flesh a boy and a girl together alone on a night like this I know i t all but I choose to ignore it with all that i am please don't kiss me how could I lie in this sacred language I don't even know you so how could I how could I love you how could I express love to you like lovers do when I don't know you i know your logic but mine's not only based on biochemistry a boy and girl together alone on a night like this some stupid tension that i choose to ignore with all that I am I will not kiss you I will not lie in this sacred language l don't even know you so how can I i how can i love you I can try to give love to you but not like lovers do I wil! not be true I could try to be your friend but I can't pretend to be your lover I could try to be your friend but I can't pretend to be your lover I'll try to be your friend but i won't pretend to be your lover I'll try to be your friend but i won't pretend to be your lover it might be unusual but for tonight I'll stay unkissed a boy and a girl together alone on a night like this but I'll keep the kiss so I can give it away when I give myself away I'LL keep the kiss so I can give i t away when I give myself away
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Coming soon 04:10
AAahh Aaahh are you coming back are you coming soon? AAahh Aaahh are you coming back to end this evil world please wait some more we think at least till the party's over please wait some more we think for I'm building me a house a Kingdom please wait some more we think we're having so much fun here in theis world please wait some more we think wait we think... wait... Jesus Jesus are you coming back are you coming soon? Jesus Jesus are you coming back to end this present age I'm so affraid of teh apocalyps you know I'm so affraid to loose my own Kingdom my treasures in this world help me to trust you jesus I don't trust the apocalypse I don't trust the end of teh world help me trust you to trust you Jesus Jesus Jesus where is your kingdom where is your kingdom let your Kingdom come let your will be done here on earth as in heaven let your Kingdom come let your will be done here on earth as in heaven here on earth as in heaven AAahh Aaahh are you coming back are you coming soon? AAahh Aaahh are you coming back to end this evil world
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oh the day when we can light the bonfire with all those old weapons and sing new song of peace oh the day when no-one will study war no more no more lies about redemptive violence only new songs of peace swords into plowshares guns into farming tools uniforms into scarecrows and tanks into traktors oh prince of peace until that day teach me about loving my enemies of prince of peace until that day teach us about loving our enemies
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intro C Two things I ask of you, O LORD; to not refuse me before I die: Keep falsehood and lies far from me and give me neither riches nor poverty only my daily needs for I may own too much and disown you and say Who is the Lord or I may become poor and steel and so dishonor your name C C# give me neither poverty nor riches but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise I may own too much and disown you and say Who is the LORD ? Or I may become poor and steal and so dishonor You name O Lord
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we thank you for what you've done but we don't need you anymore it's amazing what you've been doing but nowadays we do it the new way so the work will be done by this beautiful machine you know the business needs to stay young and you just don't fit in after the change you are the best at what you're doing but nowadays we just want to be modern so those things are done now by this beautiful machine but smile don't you see that sometimes a man has to make sacrifices when we are heading to the future hey smile, don't you see the progress we know you always did the best in the job we know you always were the best in the job it's unbelieveabIe what you've been doing but nowadays we do it the new way and those things are done now by this beautiful machine
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I've made a lot of mistakes - and still you love me I make a lot of mistakes - and still you love me I'll make a lot of mistakes - and still you love me I'm not that special - I'm not rich I have no money - not that much stuff I'm not famous - I'm not cool and all of these things don't matter much not to you I've made a lot of mistakes - and still you love me I make a lot of mistakes - and still you love me I'll make a lot of mistakes - and still you love me I'm not perfect - I'm not that wise I'm not so sure - about which way to go I'm not so strong - I'm not cool and all of these things don't matter much not to you I'm just myself - it's all I can be I'm trying to be - the best me I can be sometimes it works - but it's a long way and for some reason it does matter much it does to you

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'Safe Happy Christian Music for the Conservative Middleclass' is the lost Bram Cools album, and the last to contain mostly experimental lo-fi folk without much electronica. The title is rather sarcastic, but it is up to the listener to find out in which way.
It was recorded somewhere before 2010 at the same time of the first songs of 'cyberluddism' but it was never finished and thus never released as a whole. A lot of the songs did resurface in other ways or were played live throughout the years though, but here is the whole thing.

Those who choose to download the album will get two bonus tracks. One will be known to the fans, the other one might be new.

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released July 1, 2017

Bram Cools: all instruments and noises, programming, arranging and mixing, except: Bram Beels: harmonica on 'drummers and drumcomputers'
Sasha & Fleur: backing vocals on 'Sell everything you have and give it to the poor.

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Bram Cools Lier, Belgium

Bram Cools is an eclectic singer-songwriter from Belgium with lo-fi roots, with an own musical universe that moves somewhere in between weird folk, electro-acoustic noise and christian antifolk. He'll never be rich and famous, but that's not really the point. ... more

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