Nigor Mortis - Chapter I - Dying is easy

NIGOR MORTIS CHAPTER I COVER

Somewhere between 'Rigor Mortis' and 'Vigor Mortis' lies 'Nigor Mortis'.
"I know what it feels like when the heat comes up,
the hammer comes down and 'Nigor Mortis' sets in".
S.M.

 

1) IF I JUST STAY WITH YOU  3:40
Drums, Bass, Guitar, and Vox non inhibitus- S.M.

If I just stay with you
The dark sky on the horizon 
Will open wide and see
The future belongs to me
If I just stay with you
The whispers that were behind me
Will turn to cheers instead
And melt straight into my ears
If I just stay with you
If I just stay with you
If I just stay with you.

If I just stay with you
The heartbeat that I am pumping
Will keep on loving you,
Loving you all or nothing
If I just stay with you
The mountains that are before us
Will turn to stepping stones
Then brick by brick I am home
If I just stay with you
If I just stay with you
If I just stay with you

If I just stay with you
The dark sky on the horizon
Will open wide and see
The future belongs to me
If I just stay with you
If I just stay with you
If I just stay with you
(and blah, blah, blah)

Words and Music - Sananda Maitreya for Treehouse Publishing

 

2) THESE STONES  2:56
Drums, Bass, Guitar, and Vox , non interruptus- S.M.

If you tell me that you're leaving me
My heart would soon be sad
I'll grab the pillows from the bed
And knock these stones against my head
If you turn and walk away
And leave me where I lay
I would just walk out on the ledge
And knock these stones against my head

You say you're leaving me today
You say that I should walk away

If you leave my arms this way
And climb out of our bed
And just leave me on the wetspot
I'll knock these stones against my head
If you wave and say goodbye
You will not see me cry
I'll grab the pillows from our bed
And knock these stones against my head

You say you're leaving me today
You say that I should walk away

If you tell me that you're leaving me
My heart would soon be sad
I'll grab the pillows from the bed
And knock these stones against my head
If you turn and walk away
And leave me where I lay
I'll just walk out on the ledge
And knock these stones against my head
I'll just walk out on the ledge
And knock these stones against my head

Words and Music - Sananda Maitreya for Treehouse Publishing.

 

 

3) THE LOST HIGHWAY 3:55
Drums, Bass, Guitar and Vox populi- S.M.

Come on up to Kansas City
And bring the old van with the peace sign
We'll share a smoke and tell some jokes
And have a real good time
We'll talk about the old days
And whether our dreams were realized
And we'll laugh about the stories that
Vandalized our pride
And we will find our way home
On the lost highway
And we will find our way home 
On the lost highway

We tried to do the right thing
But sometimes the right thing comes out wrong
We raised some hell, we cracked the bell
And partied all night long
Life is like a snowball
It melts if it's not rolling on
So pick up your feet
And kick the beat
And rave until it's gone
And we will find our way home
On the lost highway
And we will find our way home
On the lost highway

Say goodbye to Kansas City
And next time you come stay awhile
'Cause I know some girls that will rock 
Your world and loosen up your smile
Pay attention on the road
And pull over if you have to sleep
Because the yellow lines are full
Of destinations that time don't always keep
And we will find our way home
On the lost highway
And we will find our way home
On the lost highway
On the lost highway
On the lost highway

Now pay attention on the road!

Words and Music - Sananda Maitreya for Treehouse Publishing

 

4) A WIFE KNOWS 3:25
Drums, Bass, Vocals- S.M.

A wife knows
Her man's pain
A wife knows 
Her man's pain
And she brings out the bitter tears that remain

A wife feels
Her man's pride
A wife feels
Her man's pride
And she brings out the best in him by his side

A wife knows
Her man's pain
A wife knows
Her man's pain
And she brings out the bitter tears that remain

Words and Music - Sananda Maitreya for Treehouse Publishing

 

5) COWBOYS & INJURIES 2:09
Drums, Bass, Guitar, and Tonsils- S.M.

Saturday night was the last that I could handle
So I threw her out under her own steam
If you don't know
If you don't know 
If you don't know just what I mean
I kicked butt in my boots and a pair of jeans

Her brother was mad so he came to have discussion
Instead he traded words for a concussion
If you don't know
If you don't know 
If you don't know just what I mean
I kicked butt in my boots and a pair of jeans

From the corner of my eye I saw a witness
But I convinced him to mind his own business
If you don't know 
If you don't know 
If you don't know just what I mean
I kicked butt in my boots and a pair of jeans
If you don't know 
If you don't know 
If you don't know just what I mean
I kicked butt in my boots and a pair of jeans

Words and Music by Maitreya, Sananda, for Treehouse Publishing, Milano. Thank you for your time and attention, it has healed my heart


We were blessed by time and circumstance to have played Yamaha drums, for which we thank young maestro Sergenio, UFIP and Paiste cymbals. We thank young Master Nik Taccori, 'The Stiks', for the use of his snare (he insisted!). We were grateful to have had the use of my MATCHLESS amp, and MARSHALL Head, our SHURE microphone, and my Light Blue Fender Jazz bass. All guitars used during the sessions were various Fender Stratocasters that time and spirit have blessed me to use, honour and cherish. Molto Thanks to Enea 'Il Conte' Bardi, and Matteo Sandri for their able assistance and charitable attitudes towards the sessions and their realization. We also thank 'FAUSTO'S Bar for the food and the Milanese hospitality. FORZE JUVE! We also thank Frances Darby for whatever I inherited of my dogged persistence and singular determination.
We would finally like to thank my wife Francesca Francone Maitreya for demonstrating consistently, the values and virtues of a living Goddess. Last but not least, we thank, extensively, our dedicated staff, and our web dominatrix, St. Lilian of Amsterdam. SM

All songs written, produced, arranged and performed by SANANDA FRANCESCO MAITREYA, for TREEHOUSE Publishing and eternity. Recorded entirely in GRAN GRAN studios, Milano Italy, between September 17 - 29 in the year of our lord 2007.

Gratitudes to the various monks who remember us in their prayers (Ciao Don Giorgio!), and to my faithful boon companions Luther Means and Victor Spoils. We would also like to thank the record industry for the sensibilities that I did inherit from my trials and tribulations. All's well that ends well! We would lastly like to thank the unsung workers of 'Afghanistan' and 'Morocco'.

Photos and graphics by Frame Flame Architects


NIGOR MORTIS - CHAPTER I

'Dying is Easy' (it is convincing your creditors that you are dead that is hard). I do not believe in 'Coincidence', but as 'The Police' brought to our attentions, 'Synchronicity'. The original title of the project was meant to be called 'Othello', but then a film of the title came out. Although we'd announced our 'Angels& Vampires' project roughly a year before author Dan Browns' 'Angels and Demons', we were in fact encouraged by the convergence of events, and felt it to be a good omen. About a week after writing/receiving the song 'The Lost Highway', we read that the venerable Bon Jovi had a project called 'Lost Highway'. I guess the gentlemen of this Hall of Fame bound group are also Hank Williams admirers as am I. It doesn't matter, life touches and inspires us all, if we are sincere. Chapter 1 of 'Nigor Mortis' is dedicated to my 'Nigors' everywhere, no matter what tribe or complexion of skin tone you were assigned. We know each other by feel. We love each other by instinct. Dylan was a 'Nigor', Jim Morrison was, Hendrix was, Cobain was. Who carries a love for humanity bigger than their logic is one. Look up 'NAGA' and we'll be closer to understanding one another. By the way, my wife is a big fan of BON JOVI, and we wish them well. We also wish you and your spirit well, for all of the days of your life. Now, don't forget, pay attention on the road, choo-choo!

Sananda Maitreya, Ph.D in Hubristic Studies.