Chapter III: Bonded By A Rope of Fate

by Ego

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Over the course of 2015 EGO will be releasing 12 very limited edition albums to cassette tape (one each month) based around the signs of the zodiac and themes in classical literature pertaining to the number 12.

*Chapter III: Bonded by a Rope of Fate* reflects myths pertaining to the astrological sign Pisces, the oldest zodiac. This album is peppered with visions of Aphrodite, the ocean, and a theme of linked dualities: the "rope" connecting the ethereal world with our own physical world.

The cassette/download is available in a limited edition box set from Maximum Pelt Records!

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released March 21, 2015

Recorded at Ottoman Empire Studios in Chicago. All songs Written/Arranged/Performed by Ego. Produced by Dan Rico and Ego at the Ottoman Empire.

Track 1 features a soundbite from the Seaside at Penang Island (Malaysia) recorded February 15th by Erica Qualy.

Track 3 features the shore at Playa Carrizalillo, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Recorded March 15th by Dan Rico.

Tracks 4 and 8 feature Spencer (Spike) Johnson on Electric guitar.

EGO is:
Majik
Rico
Fumo

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Ego Chicago, Illinois

Ego is the long-standing collaboration of three Chicago natives who met in their teens and have been playing together since. They liken their music to a magical tree with punk roots, a rock n roll trunk, bluesy branches, noisey leaves, and psychadelic fruit. Ego also run a record label and studio, Maximum Pelt and DIY music venues (Ottoman Emipre, Wallys World). ... more

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Track Name: Shore of the Fallen Star
To him a son was born
But still he is forlorn
he's sick and so's his kin
the sage he just can't win
He is always down
He is always down
He is always down oh

Soon he understood
His son in fact was good
the star was all at fault
it cursed them one and all
Cursed them one and all
Cursed them one and all
Cursed them one and all
Cursed them one and all

He willed it from the sky
It lit the mountainside
A lake was newly formed
A babe lay on its shore
Babe lay its shore
Babe lay its shore
Babe lay its shore
Babe lay its shore
Babe lay its shore
Track Name: Escape Fantasy
I tied a knot around my waist
You watched me jump into the lake
those fantasies about escape
could not undo the knot i'd made

you tied the rope around your waist
you swam out to our special place
the promises got in the way
there's no accouting for our tastes
we go the same way, when we face away

You took the rope in both your hands
and dragged me back unto the sand
however grandiose and grand
it never happens how we planned

we drove the car into the sea
they'll never find us in the deep
whatever will happen to me
promise me that the rope you'll keep

I tied a knot around my waist
You watched me jump into the lake
those fantasies about escape
could not undo the knot i'd made

We go the same way, when we face away
Track Name: Ophelia in the Reeds
there is, i know a smile that glows
beaming with the courage of the sun
there is, i hear
a breath that bears
words like wind that ripple on the pond

your eyes, my dear, so crystal, so clear
reflect the light like mirrors to my soul
a love so deep
still fast asleep
beside the night waiting for the dawn

time will take and love will make
memories that stay beyond this coil
there is, i know
a laugh that grows
in moments free from gravity and toil
Track Name: Why, My Aphrodite?
Half centaur
Half Fish
Your servant, your wish
goddess, queen, fall of love
dweller of the land above

When I saw ya
knew it was true
popped like a bubble
Why oh why my aphrodite?
Cry and cry love had to bite me
Why oh why , my aphrodite? Why oh why?

Your steward, your serf
your child of the turf
a secret desire
an eternal fire

When I saw ya
knew it was true
popped like a bubble
Why oh why my aphrodite?
Cry and cry love had to bite me
Why oh why , my aphrodite? Why oh why?
Track Name: Chartreuse Melody
What is you
what is me
tangled blue
memory
what you talking about
you’re in until you get out
we’re matching


chartreuse
melody
cut loose
all to sea
creatures of the light
coursing over night
things happen

What is you, what is me
Track Name: Espuma De La Profunda
easy mind
end of time
run and hide
storm is coming

cast aside
your design
easy eyes
look inside
try to find
your sublime
path divine


end to ending
stop pretending oceans are deep
practiced in the motions of sleep
how to tell untold history
you and me

Cast aside
empty eyes
our design
yours or mi-ine

we can leave
the river
go and seek
our future
this moment
leans forward
closer to
end to ending
stop pretending oceans are deep
practiced in the motions of sleep
hold on to untold history
you and me
Track Name: Float
float
baby your blue eyes
get me oh
suddenly too i feel whole
what would it be like if you go


stay
don’t ever follow what you hate
don’t get to caught up
in circles
hard up and holed up
again


float
into the moonlight with me
see you with new eyes
put me on
i’ll be your true love
when its right

Some people say
what you see what you do
sparking up stardust and strain
I sometimes get low
get really really low
but for you I’d offer it again

stay
someday so soon we’ll whisk away
into a magic blissful
summer day
i’ll bring you roses when we lay
Track Name: Only Two
only two can make true happiness
only two, just me and you
can make our hearts confess

caught up in your loveliness
unimpressed by all the rest
just you ring true


only two to make true happiness
only two, just me and you
will give this blues a rest
sick and tired of loneliness
i can use a few caresses too
from you

only two can make true happiness
only two, just me and you
can makes the nights go fast
caught up in your loveliness
unimpressed by all the rest just you
ring true
Track Name: Age of Pisces (Long Time Coming)
i wanna lay in the air
i want to sail over there
i want to try to care
and be yond
long hours wash away
bitter toils loving make
i feel comfort that one day
will dissolve
i want to wake up with the sun
and stay up late when day is done
i want to sleep the quiet night
and crack window to the light
i wanna lay in the atom
i want to reach out to the phantom
light the flame, up and at em
over highway under lantern
i want to lay down in the ash
blow the candle so it lasts
pick the pieces put them back
stave the night with soul intact
i want to lay naked in the sun
i want to redo all I’ve done
endure the world and my lungs
endure the thrills of my love