The King of the Ganges

by Daniel James Eaton

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In and around february of 2011, I wrote an ep consisting of six songs, and I called it magic words. I was just learning how to record, how to sing, how to write, and it was a lot of fun. A few months later I had an idea. I found that some of the songs seemed to tell a story, based around me not being able to sleep. And the work began, to write the songs for the other side of things. The Dream side. I have created a story about an insomniac who finally falls asleep, only to have a very elaborate dream about sailing at sea. I released a second 6 song ep entitled, "The King of the Ganjees". Since then I have found a band, and I have started a project to write and record and publish a song everyday for a year. I can slowly see it all forming together, but all in due time. But I wanted to pay proper respect to my roots. To the sounds and thoughts that first whispered softly to me that I had entered the right building. I have gone back and re-visited/remixed the old songs, they have been beautifully mastered by Ryan Spradlin at ALLNEONLIKE Studios and I am presenting my full idea of the conceptual album, whilst retaining the original recordings. Please enjoy.

-daniel james eaton

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released June 1, 2012

All songs recorded, mixed and composed by Daniel James Eaton
Mastered at ALLNEONLIKE Studios by Ryan Spradlin

Colin Foxwell plays violin on, 'They Interpret Them As Ghosts'.

Album artwork credits to Erin Jones, from her painting entitled, "The Captain and the Beggar"

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Briffaut is an electrified force bent on sharing the philosophy of feeling through music to the world of one's and two's who share their ears with their souls.

Briffaut is currently Daniel James Eaton, Dan Mikolajczyk, Anna Smith and Alex Koshak
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Track Name: Bright Shiny Morning
I cannot say
I didn't love you
But the love we share is sparse and convoluted
like the things I hate

I cannot say
I gave a thought to
The repercussions of my actions on
On the given night

Come back to reality
Come back to reality
Come back to reality
Track Name: The West
where
were you
when the
west was won
i was
sitting
on the sidelines
watching
all the people die
where were you when the walls went down
i was lying
on the sideline
watching
all the people
die
Track Name: What is Now but Everything
what
what is this
this is everything
i've ever known
all right here
feel the sorrow
feel the morning
feel the sorrow
feel the morning
feel the morning
morning
morning
mourning
mourning

what
what is this
this is everything
i've ever loved
all right here
feel the sorrow
feel the morning
feel the sorrow
feel the morning
feel the morning
feel the morning
morning
morning
mourning
mourning
feel it now
Track Name: Magic Words
Fall into sleep
fall into dreams
the light is warm
the morning is warm
go now to the last show you will go now to the last show you
will
go
Track Name: The Ship's Captain
I don't feel at home
you left me all alone
kill me leave my bones
you need those things for dogs
dogs
dogs
gnaw

things they seem unreal
taste touch i can't feel
i'll ask the ships captain
if he can take me home

gnaw

I'm the ships captain
more coffee and fill it to the brim
I'm the ships captain
now get that anchor in
Track Name: Out to Sea
what are the riddles in the dark seas
i feel the answers coming towards me
set sail for mountains near the ganjees

ill see that we all stay awake
ill see that we all stay awake

you tend the sails and keep the deck clean
i'll man the wheel and change the coal
you make the meals and do the dishes
we'll catch the moon before the morning

ill see that we all stay awake
ill see that we all stay awake

we'll catch the moon before the morning
ill see that we all stay awake
ill see that we all stay awake
Track Name: Incoming Transmission
ships were made for sinking
and i know what you are thinking
but your wrong

you had bad intent like a shark
from the dark of the blue seas
a high class hot shot king of the ganges
and your dead
when i see you

and i'll find you
and i'll kill you
and i'll make you bleed
everywhere

everywhere
everywhere
everywhere
everywhere

you had bad intent like a shark
from the dark of the blue seas
a high class hot shot king of the ganges

and i'll find you
and i'll kill you
and i'll make you bleed
everywhere
Track Name: The King of the Ganges
apologies in order from a drunk man
i'll pour a glass of port and you just listen
for a dunce cap rests on my head

long ago i knew you well
and oh the stories i could tell
we knew of hell when we were young
before you had a taste for blood

i look out to the ocean for a reason
a reason to stop wishing this was whiskey
but the sun re veals a cold dead sea

now I'm off to find the man
and you should join me if you can
now I'm off to kill the man
who promptly stole my will to live
Track Name: They Interpret Them As Ghosts
It's been three years
of salt water
and the ghosts
float freely
you said we'd know
when we got there
for a look in your eyes
make a book of your eyes
ahh

and I can see them
can see them and
you can see them
can see them and
i can see them
can see them and
you can see them
can see them

thirty six months
of demons
of prophets
of kings
we are sentry men
of a meadow
smell the flowers
ignore the dirt
on our feet
for a throne
is just a seat
for invaders
they float
like demons
like prophets
like kings

for a look in your eyes
make a book of your eyes
ahh

and I can see them
can see them and
you can see them
can see them and
i can see them
can see them and
you can see them
can see them
and you can see the
can see them
Track Name: Ghost Orchid
inventory
pull me on up
a matter of meters
he's had enough
getting lost in half though
of winter streets

i go out pretending i'll never come back

ghost orchid
come home
i can't
come home

because i go out pretending i'll never come back

pillow cases
pull me back down
i'm defeated
i'll rip you to pieces

something is pouring itself in my eyes
i bought you on land and i'll drink you as planned
a speech of defeat and i'd die where i stand
if you'd only let me

ghost orchid
come home
i can't
come home

because i go out pretending i'll never come back