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Different Stories

by Anubis

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    The fifth Anubis studio album consists of acoustic reimaginings of music from 230503, A Tower of Silence, Hitchhiking to Byzantium and The Second Hand.

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    Have you ever wondered what a beautiful CD looks like when we scribble all over the cover?
    Well, wonder no longer. We will autograph your copy of the new Anubis acoustic record for you if you want us to. Lovingly shot, designed and created by Tim Neill and personally ruined by us. However, people always ask us to.

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  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 11 Anubis releases available on Bandcamp and save 15%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Sirens from Afar (Live in Katoomba 2021), 230503 (Deluxe Anniversary Edition), Home from Home (live, 2020), Homeless, Lights of Change (Live in Europe 2018), Different Stories, The Second Hand, Behind Our Eyes (Live, 2014), and 3 more. , and , .

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In my dreams, it was a different story. Love, and life and happiness. II Who are you to call me here? Who are you to see these tears? When, when I relive my life When I had my love denied I lived my life from day to day With faith beyond the stars And never had a chance to be - Be looked at through the scars Maybe what we pray for Will never come true Maybe who we live for They never shine through When will I be brought to life When will I be by your side You broke me down just like a rose Through winter chills and harshest snow. III You choose this as my destiny To witness my misery Still frozen from my life to be Between these plains in custody Your words now mean nothing to me I’ve lived through my life’s tragedy Now I'm searching for my meaning Revenge comes kicking and screaming Where are those who pulled me down? Where is he who can't be found? Where is she who caused me fear? Who are you to call me here? IV I made my wish To see it all burn Their fears & screams await my return All of my chilling memories You drag up through the mud I’ve been looking for my redemption in yearning for their blood All my love has gone There’s nowhere I belong I’ve felt it all along Where did I go wrong I’m feeling all alone now My soul cannot be found My heart beat wants to roam To where I’ll find my home I’m feeling no connection To those who caged me here I’m feeling no protection From the words that I hear A flush of fury Washes over me I hold no remorse For my blasphemy They broke up my home and locked me away They took my family Everything you see before you Is a distant memory V Please hold my hand Take me to the Promised Land I don't want to be alone I want to find my home I wish I could stand By your side again Why can’t I rise? And look deep in your eyes And tell you from the start From the bottom of my heart I wanted to love you I wanted to obey you Pray to you Bathe in you But all hope is gone
Listen to the voice that speaks Without idea or thought I knew that I could hear it So I've never gotten caught Paint my face and show my name Hide reason from you all I'd played the part so well that you'd forgotten that I'd fall Keep me safe and keep me warm Keep me from losing sight Keep me from dreaming same old shit From night, to night to night I can't think and I can't feel The way I always was Hold back the tears and show no fear Shake and I dissolve I never had it, I'm bleeding from it, I never had it, I'm aching for it, I never had it. The Deepest Wound. I never stayed, I never left, I'm always in your heart. Another thought, another dream That's tearing us apart. I found no gain, the pressure held, It's breaking at the seams One on one, we held the sun, Your laughter turns to screams You're next to me but far away, I brought what I had sold See the noise and taste the smell It burns when I turn cold Melt the bricks and drink the fire Discover my insides My Insides turn to outsides when I left it all behind. I never had it, I'm bleeding from it, I never had it, I've never lost it, I never known it. The Deepest Wound.
Fool's Gold 06:34
Let me show you endless wealth and power The magnitude of my insolent desire Ive no time for God Nowhere above I've no ties that bind My true love Twisted Truths and secrets Narcosis remains No remorse or regret You're helpless again Now I own you Consume until it hurts Your need to be used This weakness is a curse Red top fear parade Scandals and lies Raising threats again You'll run and hide tonight I have no need for self control Your world is mine Your World I hold No need to face the dark of night I bow to none like a bird in flight That's me The world I built beneath my feet Controls your future while you sleep Its all distraction and sovereignty Abusing wealth for eternity Gag the voice of empathy Break the man's diversity Raise a glass to human error To fear, to panic To sweet despair
Dead Trees 07:21
Is it too late to break away? This is the bed we made. We stand here in disarray, A screaming serenade. Night after night I could never see the answers in your eyes, that's when I sold my soul again. Time after time I could never see the answers in my lies, that's when I sold my soul again. You push me to jealousy You're hungry for my pain I break you down relentlessly Your passion has been drained I'm tired and weak and I cannot see The blackened forest among dead trees. It's scary. We broke the rules in the games we played, And wore out the fire to question each day together. Slowly but surely driving me to the bottle, I'm drowning in guilt, a failed role model to everyone. In time we will know whether we can grow apart. It would be hard for me to go and believe that by the end we'd be enemies forever. Giving up now, it's explained to me, That I don't love you and you don't love me. I'm sorry. I'm packing my bag and I'm hitting the road, I'm starting anew with my dreams to sew and prosper. In time we will know if we can grow apart.
All that I've known All that I've felt Everything I've been through Everyone I've met Never, ever knew What it's really like To hold in the one hand Believe in the right Take my wounds Patch them up tight Discover my pain And cure it tonight One stolen kiss That cuts like a knife Scrambled my feelings Straightened my life Time has sent me away Face to face, don't ever stray. Don't ever... You never seem to notice when I know it's right I've made my decisions I'm leaving here tonight Please stop crying This river of tears I have to be with her And spend my life near her One more time Look in my eyes Melt my soul And say our goodbyes Break my fall Keep me safe And tell everyone They won't see me again I can only make it When the time is right There's only one future And it's looking so bright GIve me all the riches That life can bring Open up to me And show me everything The moments tick away More than most I'm clearing out my closet Like some homeless ghost GIve me all the memories Of this lonely taste of life Cure me of this nightmare Is the end in sight?
Standing, frozen, lonely, in the dead of night; But further down the road is something bright; A place that fuels my need for warmth and light. Can you pull yourself together, When there’s no pieces left? And can you crawl your way towards a home, Pretending it's your own? Waiting for the daybreak so we can turn and run, Awakening new chances when moonlight fades to sun. As life became too hard for me to explain, It seemed that I was strong enough to remain, But I was just too weak to make that change. On the other side, lie all my hopes; That cannot be denied. The promise that will help me re-define, And leave the doubt behind. I’ll crawl from east to west, Forgetting all the promises I kept, And tell myself that on the other side, I’ll no longer need to hide. Waiting for the daybreak so we can turn and run, Awakening new chances when moonlight fades to sun. Living life in circles, like a devil's carosel, The last of my life's chances to find heaven in this hell. I’ve had to understand that I cannot hide; I’ve had to torture myself and swallow my pride; I’ve only got myself to blame as I hitchhike.
When I passed away My soul did not escape I believed the words I heard Wanted life to change I feel alone There is no use in hiding I feel, my soul, You have been misguiding I dream a dream that has no sound As I lay still beneath the ground I am the holy innocent As love speaks it makes no sound And this one you put aside No longer wants to hide I cant tell what I did wrong I want to hear your voice Calling out my name With your words I’m paralysed I need to hear them all the same I broke no hearts Yet I’m punished here forever I wait, enraged We need to be together It's in the dream that has no sound As I lay still beneath the ground I’ve lived inside this cage As I lived upon the earth It's hard for me to see Which world has been the worst? In time I see That there is no point in changing You don't want me Too late for rearranging This dream I dreamed that has no sound As I lay still beneath the ground And the bell takes its toll And the field felt so cold As I prayed my life away I begged for the lights of change But you never took my hand As I wait for this world to end Is this my final resting place? Such a tragic waste of this holy innocent
I played the part so well Through every corner of hell Every night I'm asking for sleep Empty dreams and endless repeats As I sing this hollow melody I'm missing the first of me Chest as tight as a wire Reminiscence turns into fire Let me go, there are many things I must see and do A world of opportunity is there for you A life of your creation now comes to an end The last, lamented goodbye from a friend Let me go, there are many things I must see and do A world of opportunity is there for you To alter your reality A belief you suspend The time has come to finally transcend Dig deep enough, heal the wounds No silver pendant can change this tune, Like a mother consoling her child With a face that no longer smiles Was all of this just the foundation Of a life so suddenly taken? As silence takes it's place Worlds apart we collide in space


This album has been recorded to help fund our 2018 European tour.

These new versions are complete reinterpretations of seven popular Anubis tracks, performed mostly on acoustic instruments, some being instruments we’d never normally dream of using. Absent - for the time being - are the electric guitars, the overdriven B3, the pounding drums, the rickenbacker bass, the synthesizers and the ubiquitous mellotron.

‘Technicolour Afterlife’ in it’s original arrangement was to be the eponymous title track of the record eventually released as 230503, our debut. It’s the final page of that particular story which we shelved back in 2005. It’s nice to finally show it the light of day.

We hope you enjoy these different stories.


released May 23, 2018

Robert James Moulding
Voice, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion

David Eaton
Piano, Organs, Keyboards, Acoustic Guitars, Laúd, Strings, Melodica, Voice

Dean Bennison
Acoustic Guitars, Slide, Clarinet, Voice

Douglas Skene
Acoustic Guitar and Jazz Guitar, Voice

Anthony Stewart
Bass Guitars, Voice

Steve Eaton
Drums, Percussion, Voice

Special guest:
Martyn Cook - Tenor Sax on 'The Holy Innocent'

Produced by Anubis
Mixed by Dean Bennison
Mastered by Douglas Skene

Album artwork by Tim Neill


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Anubis Sydney, Australia

Anubis is a cinematic Progressive Rock band from Sydney, Australia. Formed in 2004.

The band has released to date 6 studio records to date, 2 live albums and toured Europe twice. The latest album, ‘Homeless’ reached number 4 in the Australian Indie chart in March 2020. ... more

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