To The Stars

by Habu

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Gav Sillett I've seen this band grow from three dudes jamming under the name of Hokum to finally releasing their prog-rock masterpiece they've always dreamed of making. Really happy to see you guys finally get there. Favorite track: Silent Scream.
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    Habu debut studio album, recorded in May 2014 at Punch Studios, Ipswich.

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Debut studio album from UK progressive rock/metal band Habu! Recorded in early May 2014 at Punch Studios, Ipswich.

"One of the most promising prog-metal outfits in the country right now" - Classic Rock Society

"At Cambridge Rock Festival they impressed with their intricate pieces and raw energy...the CRF expected great things from this band and they have delivered a great debut here which I have not been able to stop playing." - Rock Society Magazine

"Refreshingly old school sound....Body's inventive bass work is sublime throughout..." Fireworks Magazine


"This beautifully packaged release is a pretty promising start....full of melodic progressive moments that are well played and well produced....The Vigil is a bit of a masterpiece." - Powerplay


"My kind of rock 'n' roll!" - Col. Rich Graham (Ret), SR-71 Pilot.

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released September 27, 2014

All music and lyrics by Alex Body, Andy Clarke and Alex Dunbar.

Engineered, produced and mixed by George Perks.

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Habu Ipswich, UK

Habu are; Alex Body (Bass, Vocals, Keyboards), Andy Clarke (Guitar, Vocals) and Alex Dunbar (Drums).

Since forming in Ipswich in 2012, the talented trio have opened for international artists, Uli Jon Roth and Deborah Bonham, shared billing with Magnum, Landmarq and The Crazy World of Arthur Brown and have become well established in the UK prog scene.
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Track Name: It's Time
The longest journey starts with a single step
It can be hard to chase your dreams
But it's harder to regret
Sometimes the clearest path
Is tempting to us all
But whats the point in doing
what's been done before?


Without risk, there is no reward
It's time to face the unexplored


You can go it alone but you won't last long
It can be hard to compromise
But it's harder when your friends are gone
Sometimes it's all too much
And you might need to pause
There's no shame in a slow burn
If your ambition isn't lost


Without risk, there is no reward
It's time to face the unexplored
Track Name: Silent Scream
In a world where we have no power
What's more wise than apathy
In a world where none hears our cries
Why waste our breath on a silent scream?

Why does the moon wax and wane?
('cause that's just the way it is)
Why does my flesh burn under a flame
('cause that's just the way it works)
Why does the sea roll back and forth?
(because His will be done)
Why does this needle point to north?
('cause that's just the way it is, my son)


In a town whose community is a jury
Each pair of eyes a judge
It's a crime to think of things too clearly
So we don't think too much
In this town where duty is so clear
Questions need never to be asked
In this town with no worry and no fear
Why are these questions so suppressed?


Why does the moon wax and wane?
('cause that's just the way it is)
Why does my flesh burn under a flame
('cause that's just the way it works)
Why does the sea roll back and forth?
(because His will be done)
Why does this needle point to north?
('cause that's just the way it is, my son)


These firm beliefs are held to be self-evident
So a challenge can only strengthen the case
I fear the answer will be suppressed
And never let out of here
I wish that I could leave to another time
Or another place


Why does the moon wax and wane?
('cause that's just the way it is)
Why does my flesh burn under a flame
('cause that's just the way it works)
Why does the sea roll back and forth?
(because His will be done)
Why does this needle point to north?
('cause that's just the way it is, my son)
Track Name: Contact Light
The satellite circles us all
Halfway followed by the East
With the lighting of a candle
The race began in earnest
The challenge was set
A decade to meet man's wildest dreams
Failure was no option
For the benefit of all

Contact light
We can breathe again
Contact light
The race is at an end

Magnificent desolation
Up here in tranquility
The earth is just a marble
Shining down on a lunar sea

The quiet man wins the race
The marathon of many years
And in that moment
The world is without fear
With one small step
Each nation great, each nation small
Knows for a moment
There are no lines at all

Contact light
We can breathe again
Contact light
The race is at an end

Magnificent desolation
Up here in tranquility
The earth is just a marble
Shining down on a lunar sea
Track Name: The Vigil
A vigil is kept
With spyglasses fixed
On foreign shores
With thoughts of war
A vigil is kept
With fear of beyond
The ones who are within
Free to bless and curse and sin

Pay the boatman
Pay the healer
Pay the soldier
Pay the dealer
Pay for comfort
Pay for trust
Pay for morals
But only when you must

The towers stand tall
Soldiers observe
Blinkered and blind
To what's been consigned
Towers stand tall
Hidden from view
Moss climbs the wall
And towers fall

Pay the boatman
Pay the healer
Pay the soldier
Pay the dealer
Pay for comfort
Pay for trust
Pay for morals
But only when you must
Track Name: Harvest
You rarely reap what you sow
without a little pain
and its quite true that there's no harvest without rain
but if the land is worked
no matter how you toil
then its no good at all
if there's nothing beneath the soil

Just because the word is written
Just because it's been that way for years
Just because they say you don't belong
Doesn't mean you've got it wrong

You can fight through life
Until you lose at last
A list of victories
To pin against the mast
You can fight the evil
Fight pain, crime and fight deceit
But the eyes in your war face say you'll fight
Whoever you meet

Just because the word is written
Just because it's been that way for years
Just because they say you don't belong
Doesn't mean you've got it wrong
Track Name: Android Warriors
Every pace in the human race
Has led to this last limp
Our great constructions
With each new function
Learned from man
And transcended him

Input - process - neutralise
Program - function - conformalize

I hear the android warriors
striding through the dereliction
The whine of servos and of gears
Drowns the sound of human fear

Machines were made to give us time
Not just to work but to decide
efficiency in conformity
the nail thats sticks out gets hammered down

Input - process - neutralise
Program - function - conformalize

I hear the android warriors
striding through the dereliction
The whine of servos and of gears
Drowns the sound of human fear
Track Name: To The Stars
Without ambition we populate this lonely island
A pale blue dot in a mosaic of land
Hoping that the land is kind this year
After all, we've only got one chance

But hope is not a strategy,
for our sakes we have to go....
To the stars

We populate this jungle
A fragile habitat
Hoping that the skies are kind this year
and we don't suffer a cretaceous fate

But hope is not a strategy,
for our sakes we have to go....
To the stars

Stubbornly we stay aboard this sinking ship
Ignoring all the lifeboats
Thinking that the boat will stay afloat
Ignoring all the facts

Stubbornly we close our eyes to progress
Hoping we'll be alright

Under eternal starlight
Ignoring our plight

But hope is not a strategy,
for our sakes we have to go....
To the stars

To the stars