Blood is Thicker than Common Sense

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Robert: Vocal, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar
Dean: Electric Guitar
Dave: Electric Piano, Mellotron, Novachord, Hammond Organ, Vocal
Dougie: Electric Guitar, Vocal
Steve: Drums
Martyn: Saxophone, Flute, Trumpet, Flugelhorn


It's a grim realisation when sowing the seed
The fortune of legacy is not guaranteed
The drastic corrections that you execute
Will cost you in progress of your favoured roots
The selfish corruption in your history
A deadly black poison that flows through the tree
Counting the blessings you think you can see
But you can't change your legacy

You'll make amends
Orchestrate to change your fate
Try outlast, deny the past  
At your expense
Feel the consequence

The footprints you walk upon belong to you
Your ancestors comfortably wore the same shoes 
The torch that is handed down causes you pain
Backlash that burns as you blow out the flame
Changing your life while the ripples remain
The ends that you're seeking are hard to obtain
Finally painting the picture you seek,
But you can't change your legacy

You'll make amends
Orchestrate to change your fate
Try outlast, deny the past  
At your expense
Feel the consequence

In the end 
Follow the road
Try and find
Where it began
And that is where
You realise...

(Everyday is moving forward)
All you do is stagger-
(Clutching at your back)
You'll never reach the silent dagger.
(Digesting all the secrets)
Your mind keeps swallowing
(But the humble pie is open)
and the birds begin to sing
(The words I hear you saying)
They're never making sense,
(The meanings in your actions)
They are so much more intense
(Look upon the landscape)
Your horizon's widening 
(You lost your destination)
Because of all your questioning.

(A family bitterness)
Just a puncture from within,
(If you cant stop the blood flow)
Then you'd better learn to swim,
(History just repeats itself)
You'd better intervene
(But the tiny, damaged details)
They are always overseen
(The way in which you build yourself)
It's scarcely ethical,
(The damage that you cause each day)
It's hardly minimal,
(As you look inside yourself)
You hope to break tradition,
(But the hand that fed you all these fears)
It had the same ambition

(Believing in the ties that bind)
You'll rush to their defence,
(Pretend it never happened)
Blood is thicker than common sense.
(Forging your foundations)
In what was never there,
(Trying to avoid the trap)
Of being so unfair,
(To make up for your impotence)
You try to educate
(The truth is staring back at you)
It's hard to motivate.
(Bang your head against the wall)
You fail in your creation
(To live in someone else's dream)
You sense your heart's deflation.

In the end
You'll hold yourself

In the light
On the edge of time

To be judged
Against yourself

Can you change
Who you are?
Or who you may have wanted to become?

You'll make amends
Orchestrate to change your fate
Try outlast, deny the past  
And at your expense
Feel the consequence


from Hitchhiking to Byzantium, released May 30, 2014
Lyrics written by Robert James Moulding and David Eaton

Music written by Robert James Moulding, David Eaton and Steven Eaton


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Anubis Sydney, Australia

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

The band has finished five studio albums, '230503' (2009), 'A Tower of Silence' (2011), 'Hitchhiking to Byzantium' (2014), 'The Second Hand' (2017) and an acoustic studio album, entitled 'Different Stories' scheduled for release in May 2018.

The band tour Europe for the second time in July 2018, playing in four countries.
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