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A Long Walk

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Their debut album, "Verba Time", has received enthusiastic reviews and the song "In A Bar" has broken a record of views on youtube. Tango With Lions return this spring with their highly anticipated second album, "A Long Walk". Their musical path during the last four years could be compared to a long walk. The project of Kat (Katerina Papachristou) began as a changing group of musicians and has grown to be the stable lineup of the band that recorded "A Long Walk".

With the compositions and lyrics of Kat as a starting point, the band took their time to arrange the 10 album songs with continuous pre-production and rehearsals during the last two years. The recordings began in summer 2012 and were completed in January 2013 by Thodoris Zefkilis in SCA studio.

As in "Verba Time" so here, every song is a small story, but this time the stories are self-contained, with routes through dark dreams, night trips, sunny fantasies, memories and stories of love and separation. In Tango With Lions’ long walk bittersweet melodies and dreamy lyrics encounter rich arrangements. The result is unique: atmospheric electricity with dark outbursts, mystic trombone melodies, an old piano and a dark and solid rhythm section, always maintaining the special atmosphere that hovers around Kat’s voice.

“A Long Walk” is released in cd, vinyl and digital album from Inner Ear.

Tango With Lions are:
Katerina Papachristou – voice, acoustic guitar, piano
Yannos Paramithiotis – electric guitar, vocals
Nikos Vergetis – drums, percussion, vocals
Jim Staridas – trompone, vocals
Thodoris Zefkilis – bass, vocals

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released April 22, 2013

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Track Name: Slippery Roads
Slippery roads would take me to your house.
A smell of whiskey in your car.
Danger signs warn me to stand still to not move towards
this silence I crave.
Up on the mountains where I grew up.
Up on the mountains of slippery roads.
Track Name: A Long Walk
Lost in every morning with you
two moments just to show you
how I liked your voice
how I liked your long, long arms
Scratching my ears just to bring your sound back
unable to hold your hand or even lend mine

Why don't you come to me tonight?

I've been on the desert
it was a long walk without you
And after all, all the towns are the same
when we run away,
all the streets look the same

Why don't you come to me tonight?

Now all your roads, they seem to lead to nowhere.
And all the lines, they seem to lead to nowhere.
And all the signs, they tell me nothing.
And all the unsaid, they tell me nothing.

Why don't you come to me tonight?
Track Name: News
All the philosophers of the world and all the leaders
All the crying out loud and all the lectures
Our chins are dust and dirt
Our minds hitting the ground

I say I've got to change the world
But how can I change the world
When you are living in it
How can I change the world
When you are living in it

By the fireplace with vodka and wine
covered in cigarette smoke
Nothing really happens
Our daily painkillers
Our ideal dreamers
Stones we kill each other with
The flowers never really grew

I say I've got to change the world
But how can I change the world
When you are living in it
How can I change the world
When you are living in it

How can I change the world
News from all over the world
I got news from all over the world
Track Name: Rainy Fall
Want my wine by the river and my sun to be smooth
Want my clothes in the closet and windows full of view
Want my gloves to be brand-new and my curtains windy
Want my train on the rail and the clouds making shapes

Want my doors to be open or closed
when I want to be free n the mountains or engaged to the sea
Want the smiles to be grieving the next day we are unseen
and the gestures all showing no-one nows when we'll meet again

I want you to send me letters like old couples do
Wanna stay in bed all day building fables
Wanna lay there watching you play hearing the rain
All the horses stay put and then ready-set-go and the wine and the river and the mountain and the gestures all flow on rain

Rainy fall in the summer
Track Name: Kite
I feel like a kite flying over the river
Rainy weather, heavy clouds
I'm in a little boat loving the grey atmosphere
With a quarter in my bruised hands
I'm wondering if I could sink my thoughts

I'm in a hotel rook with a vision of the city life
Too numb to get out too colde outside
When the night hits the streets I say I'll find my way out of there
Digging into dark thoughts under the street signs

Well thoughts are what they are
Add themselves up and eat you
There are things to be worried about
others to be left alone

If the places we grew up were really for us,
people we met were all a great act-out
or people inside us manage too many strings

I'm coming home soon it won't take long
I'm coming home soon it won't be long
I'm coming home soon
Track Name: People Stare
Walk with me
Walk on a diamond road
Put your best suit on
and save the day
And I,
I'll put my best dress on,
then call it a day

On the night,
through the last sip,
I put my best face on
and save your day
And you,
you put your best face on
then call it a day

And the people stare
On the road
Going soundproof
And the people stare
Track Name: Obituary
The way time clicks
The way time clicks your life away

The way time takes
The way time takes your life away

And I who's always been afraid of everything
I see the tragedy of loss
Track Name: Where Heroes Die
Futile math. Am I still on the map?
Panacea's sisters never came
Crowd near, so crown me and leave me here
where heroes die

Futile words. You still think I'm on the road
But I've parked here,
missing all the days gone by

The better days. The carefree days
with eyes not watch people go
With better days to come

Futile math. Am I still on the map?
Panacea's sisters never came
Crowd near, so crown me and leave me here
where heroes die
Track Name: Over The Neon Lights
Under the veil of the sun on the beach we roll like domino
And to the air that I breath I can swear I see clouds shaping
And like the old ships that slowly sail I am moving on
And through the fog of the heat I still see your expression

We love the air and the breeze that beautifies our car-rides
We love to laugh and to cherish the city's trembling sky
Something is changing and I'm flying over the rooftops
Over the neon lights

Under the veil of the sun on the beach we roll like domino
We love the air and the breeze that beautifies our car-rides
We love to laugh and to cherish the city's trembling sky
Something is changing and I'm flying over the rooftops
Over the neon lights
I am moving on
Track Name: Playground
Playground and playground games
Let me hold your hand

Fireflies and red, red wine
on the playground nights

Red, red wine until the end of time

Tigers in the circus of love
Beware child
'cause in the name of each love
you sacrifice your soul

In the name of each love
people come and go