The Fair Story

by Piet Louter

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released November 14, 2015

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It's the fair story about power, religion, indoctrination, oppression, exploitation, the human race, overpopulation, people, death and believe in god.

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Track Name: Power-Hungry Men
POWER-HUNGRY MEN

Words & Music by: Piet Louter



It started on their toddler ages; some guys stole the show
And put themselves on higher stages, were fated just to grow
Into people of importance, who we can’t neglect
To pay them with the highest wages and be held in great respect.

Then they gave themselves the finest places, from where they run the show.
And where they easily can hide their faces and no-one gets to know
Just the real things, what they’re up to; who they really are.
So we only see their loving graces and their artificial star.

And all the world is bowing to these kind and gentle kings.
But nobody seems to notice, that we’re bowing on their strings.
I cry for the dying world,
For having to see, that everything is in their hands.
I die for the shining pearl
That earth could be without these power-hungry men.


They filled their talks, so promissory, with the whole bag of their tricks.
And they saddled us up with fairy-stories, and they just know how to fix
It in the minds of silly people at their special schools,
Where we faithfully learned to live according to their oppressive rules.

And all the world is dancing to their inharmonic tunes.
But nobody seems to notice, that we’re dancing on their ruins.
I cry for the dying world,
For having to see, that everything is in their hands.
I die for the shining pearl
That earth could be without these power-hungry men.
Track Name: Running Blood
RUNNING BLOOD

Words & Music by: Piet Louter



From the time that people began to ask questions of live and death,
There has been others, who alleged to know all the answers, they wanted to get.
They rather believed the stories, from which they could take some heart,
Than having to be the only fool, staying in the dark.

Still there were some headstrong people, who couldn’t but refuse
To rely on a stunning god and just take it for the truth.
They have been fallen sad victims to what was given birth.
Just watching their running blood,
That flowed out over the earth.


Every time when people started to think about right and wrong,
There have been others, who laid down the roads, they ought to go along.
They rather were worthy people, though it might be just a fake,
Than being that poor devil, burning at the stake.

Still there were some headstrong people, who couldn’t but decline
To believe in a stunning god and behave themselves in line.
They have been fallen sad martyrs to what was given birth.
Just watching their running blood,
That flowed out over the earth.
Track Name: Message From Kishore
MESSAGE FROM KISHORE

Words & Music by: Piet Louter



It’s owing to the wealth, in which I happened to be dropped
I don’t know any better and that I never stopped
At the thought that I’ve been lucky, being born in the western world
Where I really want for nothing and life hardly ever hurts.

Still there’s something uneasy, that came lately over me
And for some time I’m not quite sure about the man I want to be

In my house, there’s a carpet on the floor
That I bought for little money at an oriental store
And that is found to have a message from Kishore
Who says, that all the wrongs, he has to bear, lies at my door.


In all my western innocence, I was stupefied for long
Never being conscious of having done anything wrong
Hadn’t I a clear conscience, respecting others as myself
Granting it ain’t hard to do in this small world of wealth

Now I’m faced with the reality of the using of the poor
And I’ll never enjoy the traps I own as I ever did before

In my house, there’s a carpet on the floor
That I bought for little money at an oriental store
And that is found to have a message from Kishore
Who says, that all the wrongs, he has to bear, lies at my door.
Track Name: The Big Fall
THE BIG FALL

Words & Music by: Piet Louter



The crowded cities are growing out of control
And nature is sacrificed by force.
Our thousands of pretties are now taking its toll,
As we’re gonna see it as a matter of course.

Oh, we can’t be turned away from this dead end street
And we can’t be dissuaded from our straight-out greed.

The Big Fall is coming and we’re going downstream,
But its noises cannot rouse us from the dream.


The Tower of Babel is built up again
And we once more won’t reach heaven in the end.
The powerless bubble is just about to break,
But its burst might not induce us to awake.

We don’t want to be troubled with one thing or another
And all these dark thoughts must be kept down and smothered.

The Big Fall is coming and we’re going downstream,
But its noises cannot rouse us from the dream.

We don’t hear it, we don’t feel it
And we just don’t wanna see it,
Cause we are wholly up to the dream.
Track Name: Highway To Heaven
HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN

Words & Music by: Piet Louter




The world is fast,
The world is slowly passing you just away.
You’re up to be cast
For being holy, and you can’t be led astray.
People set you up, people set you down,
You give them all the road
‘Cause you have the really faith
And one would think you may
Get a heaven of your very own.

On the highway to heaven everyone makes a day.
On the highway to heaven everyone drives one way.
Then when it’s far past eleven, you’ll be sorry forever,
‘Cause you’ll see that your heaven is a neighbor of hell.


The world is mad,
The world is crazy, just some paradise of fools.
Where everybody’s bad
And everybody’s lazy, and all would like to rule.
They’d like to set you up, they’d like to set you down,
You give them all the road
‘Cause you have the really trust
And one would think you must
Get a heaven of your very own.

On the highway to heaven everyone makes a day.
On the highway to heaven everyone drives one way.
Then when it’s far past eleven, you’ll be sorry forever,
‘Cause you’ll see that your heaven is a neighbor of hell.

On the highway to heaven everyone makes a day.
On the highway to heaven everyone drives one way.
Then when it’s far past eleven, you’ll be sorry forever,
‘Cause you’ll see that your heaven is a neighbor of hell.
Track Name: Mirror To Your Heart
MIRROR TO YOUR HEART

Words & Music by: Piet Louter



When you’re looking in the mirror and think poorly of yourself,
You got the tendency to smash it; you wanna be somebody else.
Pulling faces, just to look like somebody, you admire,
You try to imitate his nature to carry out your heart’s desire.

But whatever you may act to flee the person, that you are,
You’ll find yourself to be acting out of the part.
Cause there’s someone always holding up a mirror to your heart,
Who used to be always just around the corner.


So that doesn’t help your matters and it really gets you down.
You hang between giving up and holding your ground.
But more and more you come to see, there will be nothing else
But take that steady rule, that you can’t deny yourself.

So whatever you may act to flee the person, that you are,
You’ll find yourself to be acting out of the part.
Cause there’s someone always holding up a mirror to your heart,
Who used to be always just around the corner.


Till you know just somebody, who has done something cool,
Who gives you a turn, cause he’s looking like you.
And makes you stop loathing the mirror to your heart,
That used to be always just around the corner.
Track Name: A Place In The Sun
A PLACE IN THE SUN

Words & Music by: Piet Louter



Since the earth is populated by human beings,
There’s a run of struggle for things to be won.
No means have been shunned, being useful for seeing
They came out of the shade into the sun.

And the sun shines on all what’s going on,
Just between the clouds, they are always on the run.
Running from the darkness and looking for some fun,
Fighting one another for a place in the sun.


Of course, there are winners, just the right of the strongest.
That already holds from when the world was begun.
So they took the prices, cause they were the longest
On seeing where to be and meet the sun.

And the sun shines on all what’s going on,
Just between the clouds, they are always on the run.
Running from the darkness and looking for some fun,
Fighting one another for a place in the sun.


Pity for the losers, they suffer from their weakness,
From holding on their silence and leaving things undone.
They’re fated to be poor, giving way to bleakness.
So they’ll never know what’s up under the sun.

Cause the sun shines on all what’s going on,
Just between the clouds, they are always on the run.
Running from the darkness and looking for some fun,
Fighting one another for a place in the sun.
Track Name: Dash Of Holy Water
DASH OF HOLY WATER

Words & Music by: Piet Louter



When I was born, I’ve been hurried for ridding me of the sin
That I would have got from Adam, naughty as he has been.
How could I bear and be aware of anything good or bad?
Helpless and dependent, they splashed my tender head.

All my life was made up on that day.
And I certainly couldn’t get away.
So I loudly cried to heaven, when the priest was coming up
With a dash of holy water, just coming from the tap.


Oh I am sure, their hearts were pure, saving me from hell
Seeing they were good parents, they wished me to turn out well.
Why should they care, being unaware of it could do any harm?
Trustfully and proudly, they held me in their arms.

All my life was made up on that day.
And I certainly couldn’t get away.
So I loudly cried to heaven, when the priest was coming up
With a dash of holy water, just coming from the tap.


I guess, the priest was very pleased with counting me in his crowd
As another new believer, as if I would have really vowed.
He just could bear being aware of I couldn’t reason about,
Referring to his servant’s job, that he was carrying out.

All my life was made up right away.
And everybody had a lovely day.
But I, I cried to heaven, when the priest was coming up
With a dash of holy water, just coming from the tap.
Track Name: House Of Cards
HOUSE OF CARDS

Words & Music by: Piet Louter



In ancient times most people were so credulous, they believed any story suiting well.
They were told about an afterlife and it got them to conceive of a heaven and of a hell.
Cunning people took advantage of this silly state of mind
And just got hold upon the crowd.
They proclaimed the gospel of peace and love, but took the power all about.

But how it would come down
And all those sacred figures would fall onto the ground.
It would be rationally stripped of its hearts.
It would turn out to be an unsteady house of cards.


In later times they went on making up all sorts of things
Got people tied to their device.
By firmly underlining what it would bring; eternal life in paradise.
So self-interest changed people into a tame flock of sheep
Looking up to the herder.
Who’s watching over and keep them asleep and from looking any further.


But how it would come down
And all those sacred figures would fall onto the ground.
It would be rationally stripped of its hearts.
And just turn out to be an unsteady house of cards.


In modern times people should know better than that
And wake from their illusions.
And rather be guided by reason and fact
To come to their conclusions.
Cause now it’s coming down
And all sacred figures are falling to the ground.
Now it’s rationally stripped of the hearts,
Those once were the pillars of a groundless house of cards.
Track Name: Behind The Dark Veil
BEHIND THE DARK VEIL

Words & Music by: Piet Louter



Her heart is much too large
For hatred of the brute,
Who chastened her just as far
As her religion takes for good.
She basks her special strength
And the benefits, which she draws
From just resigning herself
To the unfair man-made laws

In the darkened corner
She watches over anything,
That might betray her lack of love.
She’s bound in honour
To just figure in the wings
Behind the dark veil
In her own world of thoughts.

Her faith is much too strong
For objection and protest.
And if she has been done wrong,
She’s sure to be avenged at last.
Everything will gonna be alright
At the break of Judgement Day.
Up to then she must stand the fright
By just serving well and obeying.

In the darkened corner
She watches over anything,
That might betray her lack of love.
She’s bound in honour
To just figure in the wings
Behind the dark veil
In her own world of thoughts.
Track Name: Secret Life
SECRET LIFE

Words & Music by: Piet Louter



If you wish to be the very one,
That you really ought to be,
You may be just afraid,
That people will let you down.
Though your inner voice is saying, that you have to run
From all that sympathy
With the man you play,
You can’t hurt them anyhow.

So you have to fool them
By playing in the dark
Just the honest real man, that you are.

But what’s in a secret life, that cannot bear the light?
What’s in a secret life and being torn inside?
What’s in a secret life, having to lie and hide
And keep it a secret.


So you simply choose to sacrifice
The natural man in you
To a world that loves
The man, who does not exist.
But your inner man will always catch you in your lies
And remind you of the truth,
Until you’ll have enough
Of having to resist.

Wishing, you needn’t fool them
By playing in the dark
Just the honest real man, that you are.

For what’s in a secret life, that cannot bear the light?
What’s in a secret life and being torn inside?
What’s in a secret life, having to lie and hide
And keep it a secret.
Track Name: Animal Feelings
ANIMAL FEELINGS

Words & Music by: Piet Louter



Deep at heart
You do know all about yourself.
How you really feel
In the trammels of your faith.
That you must join in a civilized play.
Always mind what people would say,
If you’d carelessly give way
To your unreasoning wants.

Animal feelings, that’s what you’ve got.
But you learned to conceal it
And pretend to have not.
But you still have your passions,
That you never can lose
In habits and fashion, manners and use.


And you know,
You really felt in devilish hands.
But you can break your chains
By the godhead in yourself.
If you are aware of your life is a lie,
You’ve been able to reach for the sky.
You can have your wings and fly
Wherever you want to.

Animal feelings, that’s what you’ve got.
But you learned to conceal it
And pretend to have not.
But you still have your passions,
That you never can lose
In habits and fashion, manners and use.

Animal feelings run in your blood
But you’re just made unfeeling
So you hardly forgot.
That you still have your passions,
That you never can lose
In habits and fashion, manners and use.
Track Name: The Fair Story
THE FAIR STORY

Words & Music by: Piet Louter



I saw many people trust to airy hope and dreams
That their fervent prayers will be finally redeemed
In boundless wealth and happiness, coming later on,
Once their earthly lives will have been gone.

I saw masses of people wasting all their lives
By complying with silly rules, just making them deprived
Of earthly fun and flowering and being worldly-wise.
Their firmness is their torment in disguise.

They want to be amused with fairy stories.
They want to be confused and put down.
But whatever is wrong with the fair story,
Which everybody seems to get around.


They just are to follow this safe and beaten track
To make sure of being patted on the back
To make sure of getting admission and love
And especially the blessings from above.

They are to be amused with airy stories.
They are to be confused and put down.
And don’t wonder what’s in the fair story
Which everyone’s just getting around



They don’t wanna hear of contemporary views
From habit and for fear of being disabused
For fear of the unknown, for fear of death
But mostly of themselves, whom they are left.

So they like to be amused with scary stories
They like to be confused and put down
Just for fear of what’s in the fair story
Which everybody’s getting around.
Track Name: For The Blind
FOR THE BLIND

Words & Music by: Piet Louter



From the things that would have happened,
From the things that have been told,
Being handed down through the ages,
They traced back the days of old.
From the things that could be wanted
To come about and going with their breath imagination,
They came to their obscure myths.

They made up their books of learning how their stories to revive
And bring it to reality and alive
And gonna get people turning to have the dogma in the mind.
But it only was intended for the blind.


From the things, they ever dreamt of,
From the things, they couldn’t know,
They just spread their lively stories in a never-ending flow.
From the things, they must believe in,
From the violent to the smooth,
They just brought their revelations as being the only very truth.

They made up their books of learning how their stories to revive
And bring it to reality and alive
And gonna get people turning to have the dogma in the mind.
But it only was intended for the blind.


At the things, they failed to notice,
At the things, they didn’t tell,
At the things, they said to have it from some very deepest well,
At the things that have been found out to be fabulous and wrong,
They won’t call it into question and just must keep holding on
Gonna get people turning to have the dogma in the mind,
That only was intended for the blind.
Track Name: The Great Unknown
THE GREAT UNKNOWN

Words & Music by: Piet Louter



I can see the reason why you’re loyal to your faith
And open to the dreamy light of the misty world of wraiths.
I am just as shy as you of what will come at last.
But we can’t deny the truth, that it’s anybody’s guess

At the great unknown, we just don’t feel easy at all.
And you hold by any straw, that might save at least your soul.


So you’re just a kind of thrall; that’s somewhat easier to bear.
Taking shelter behind the walls of a castle in the air.
I do understand your fear of losing all what you’ve got
Just making for an end so drear, whereby everything, which is, is not

At the great unknown, we just don’t feel easy at all.
And you hold by any straw, that might save at least your soul.
Cause your soul is out-of-bounds,
Beyond of what men can find.
But if it really should come about,
There is nothing in, nothing in, nothing in your mind.



Then close your eyes, when the moment of truth has come.
You won’t need to be scared
You won’t be aware of what’s going on.

And that you wished to see if you’d be borne out on your thoughts
Or only thought in kind in heaven on the minds of the one’s beloved.
Track Name: If We Could See
IF WE COULD SEE

Words & Music by: Piet Louter



Some people say, they hold on a faith and believe
To what is written, what is told and they just conceive
The acts of an almighty god, judging who is right or not,
Who created and rules the world and the universe.

Some people say, they found out, there is no other cause
Of bringing all the things about, but the natural laws.
Life came into being by the chance,
The earth was given real good circumstances.
There may be millions of worlds like ours in the universe.

If we could see the things beyond the horizons
Of time and space, of knowledge and mind;
We would have the answers to all our questions.
Without wondering why.
Without wondering how.


Some people say, they know from visions and dreams,
Acting in a world disclosing supernatural scenes.
They came into a kind of wonderland,
Where everything is clear to understand,
Concerning all, people wanted to know through all the times.

If we could see the things beyond the horizons
Of time and space, of knowledge and mind;
We would have the answers to all our questions.
Without wondering why.
Without wondering how.

If we could see the things beyond the horizons
Of time and space, of knowledge and mind;
We would have the answers to all our questions.
Without wondering why.
Without wondering how.

If we could see, if we could see
If we could see it for a moment,
There’s nothing left to quarrel about
Track Name: Time
TIME

Words & Music by: Piet Louter



Time isn’t always on your side,
But it’s always going with you.
Going steady, setting the pace.
And you shouldn’t slow down or race,
Reaching some place.

And time will show what you’ll come to know.
Take your time, it once will tell how far you’ll go.
Then time is about,
That you’re running out of breath of life.
And your name will fade in course of time.
And time survives.


Time cannot be too fast to you,
When everything is bad and boring.
But you might want time to stop,
When you’re really at the top
Of your running up…

…against time, it shows what you have to know.
Take your time, it once will tell how far you’ll go.
Then time is about,
That you’re running out of breath of life.
And your name will fade in course of time.
And time survives.