Heart Against The Feather

by Cairo Son

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released March 26, 2012

All lyrics and music written by Magdy Abdel-Rehim.

Produced and mixed by Gareth Johnson for Stand Alone Productions, London UK.

Cairo Son are:
Magdy Abdel-Rehim - vocals and guitars
George Biniaris - drums and percussion
Alex Lofoco - bass

Additional noisy rhythmic guitars on ‘Heart Against The Feather’ performed by Gareth Johnson.

Hand claps and additional percussion performed by Cairo Son and Gareth Johnson.

Band logo design: Tallulah Coen-d’Arcy and Samer Adel
Album design and artwork: Naz Ozoyal

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Cairo Son are a three-piece band based in London, whose musical inspirations and influences are as diverse as their background. Hard, riff-heavy and lyrically brutally honest, Cairo Son create a sound for the future that’s fresh, instant and utterly unwavering in its intent. ... more

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Track Name: Heart Against The Feather
Will I be remembered just for my sins?
Weigh the heart against the feather let judgement begin
Nothing else matters I’ll never be king
Empty is the box of treasures I thought I would win

Sing for me
As you lay me down
May it all come to rest now that I’m gone
Smile for me and don’t forget
As I fall to the ground
I am filled with regret for all the things I’ve said

Will it be forgotten that once I had sinned?
The gifts I have to offer now don’t mean a thing
Indulged in guilty pleasures the demon’s within
Have I sacrificed myself for nothing just to see a new life begin?

Sing for me
As you lay me down
May it all come to rest now that I’m gone
Smile for me and don’t forget
As I fall to the ground
I am filled with regret for all the things I’ve said
Track Name: I Was Wrong
Baby I was wrong for coming on a little too strong
And maybe I was wrong for pushing hard with the things that I’ve said
Maybe I was wrong for letting you go straight to my head
And baby am I wrong for thinking that you’ll love me instead

Cos I’m lost and I need finding
Baby set me free

Baby I was wrong for giving you all that I have
And maybe I was wrong for wanting you all to myself
Maybe I was wrong for losing control and falling off track
Cos baby when I fall is when you take what you just don’t give back

Cos I’m lost and I need finding
And I’m feeling so divided
And I’m starting to lose control
And I fear when you will see me
As I’m going slightly crazy
That I’m starting to lose control

Baby I was wrong
Track Name: Burnt With Spite
Feel disconnected, scared, confused and blind
I long to disengage from the threat that lies inside
Chained down and broken, I fear my hate
Want rid of all the ghosts and demons in my head

Can’t seem to run and hide
I see them watching
I know what’s on their minds

They just don’t seem to understand
They burn me with their spite
They stop and shout and start to stare

Feel like a victim of self inflicted crimes
I feel like nothing more than an empty parasite
Feel isolation, neglected to one side
Now all the rage in me is burning me alive

I feel rejected like an unwanted child
I see them watching
I know what’s on their minds

They just don’t seem to understand
They burn me with their spite
They stop and shout and start to stare

They just don’t seem to even care
They burn me with their spite
I stop and smile and just pretend
Track Name: Now That You're Here
You laugh at me
And all the things
That I do and I say
You break my back
Push me to the ground
And make me feel so ashamed
But I love this way you make me feel
Honey there’s no escape

But it’s alright now that you’re here

You walk around
Look me up and down
Pretending it’s a game
You change the rules
Every time I lose
You make me scream out your name
You bite down hard
Just enough
To let the pleasure feel some pain
And I love this way you make me feel
Honey there’s no escape

But it’s alright now that you’re here
But it’s alright now that you’re here

You like to touch
Baby when you start
I don’t want you to stop
You take my heart
Rip it all apart
And throw it back in my face
You dig your nails
Deep into my soul
And now I’m down on my knees
And its only ‘cos the sex is so good
I let you drive me insane

But it’s alright now that you’re here
But it’s alright now that you’re here
Track Name: Lost In Fear
Lay me down by your side
Won’t you hold me close as I cry
Please shelter me from what’s outside
This world can be so cruel at times

Tell me that it’ll be alright
And to give up my guns I don’t need to fight
Please wash me down with your holy smile
I long to be a shining light

I feel ashamed
I pray for change

Give me some peace of mind
Take my hand guide me thru the night
And I’ll pretend that I’m doing fine
So long as you are by my side

I feel afraid
I need to change

Won’t you save me from my nightmares
Won’t you save me from my shameful tears
Won’t you help me I’m lost in fear
I’m lost, so lost, so lost in fear

I’m lost in fear
Track Name: Troubled Man
Leave me to my temperamental mind
Don’t try to understand what’s going on inside
A get back don’t mess around with what is mine
Cos all you’ll do is get hurt and I’ll hang you out to dry

I’m a troubled man on the verge of suicide
Won’t forgive myself there’s no use in trying

I know that I get on your nerves
Each time I try to change I just make things worst
And I know that my words can be unkind
And all you do is get hurt when I act like a child

I’m a troubled man on the verge of suicide
Won’t forgive myself there’s no use in trying

Free me from my bitterness
Free me from the darkness that I face
Free me from this emptiness
Free me from my loneliness
Track Name: Confession
I’ve cut myself so I can breath
Raised my arms up high so the wound is out of reach
Let the blood flow till I’m down on my knees
Pray to god and hope he’ll end my misery

I’ve kept the blade and wiped it clean
Held it to the sky screaming what’s become of me
Now the wound is slowly killing me
Maybe now this time the blade has set me free

I need someone to blame
I’ve put myself to shame again

I’ve drained myself
Now all the blood’s run dry inside
I’ll take my life
And leave this all behind

Now the scars are haunting me
If I bleed again will it put my mind at ease
Hatred has become the death of me
Maybe it’s your god who’s lost all faith in me

I think I’ve gone insane
I’ve put myself to shame again

I’ve drained myself
Now all the blood’s run dry inside
I’ll take my life
And leave this all behind tonight

I think I’ve gone insane
This is a deadly game to play

I’ve drained myself
Now all the blood’s run dry inside
I’ll take my life
And leave this all behind tonight
I’ve drained myself
From all the tears I’ve cried and cried
I’ll end my life and leave you all behind
And free myself for I have lost all hope in life
Track Name: Promises
If you ask a question
Should I feed you a lie or sell you the truth?
If you were in my position
How long would it take before you started bending the rules?

If there was temptation
And I locked it away kept hidden from view
Now that I have your attention
Can you honestly say that we’ll pull thru

A life time of promises
Wont help to mend a broken heart
A life time of promises
Wont help to mend a broken heart

Will I be held to ransom
Each and every time I make a mistake?
If I fall or lose direction
Should I swallow my pride and admit I’m to blame

A life time of promises
Wont help to mend a broken heart
A life time of promises
Wont help to mend a broken heart