Volume II

by Arthur Ahbez

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If I had loved, and I had shown to be alone Would I observe, to seek and learn all the bends and turns, to deep discern of all If I can dream, the states I've seen then give in to burn, and in return free all
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I once knew a girl tall as a red wood tree and there by her side a man of a thousand lives you know, it shows, each and every way she flows from me I once knew a girl strong as the ocean tide she swept me in made a lovers fool again you know, it shows, each and every way she flows from me
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I dream, I see, pictures on your wall far between, the night sky and day oh to, be true, truly as you can to bare, and bore your mind look deep In time, you'll see, all the things, you can be a door, you'll find
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I've got a letter to write, will you read it shortly, i will, walk to post it I've got a message to send from the mailbox, Walk to meet me, pause and greet me Fire comes, and burns my face count me out, for my disgrace has me displaced I've got a personal grudge with the mail man read my letter, wrote it better I've got a beef its true with a white thing staring back at me with a blank face Fire comes, and burns my face count me out, for my disgrace has me displaced Down to the county jail they sent me shower scrub shave and beat me Lost in the rich mans garden weeding all his flowers died and bleeding Fire comes, and burns my face count me out, for my disgrace has me displaced
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Well you won't believe an honest man by the things he does or says he can i'd hate to be the one who lies and sells his life before he dies for free Then a pretty girl arrives to stay oh things she does and makes me say i'd love to be the one who tires and save his life before her in order to be Free as the wind and just for me Well I almost made my life today all the sales I made along with pay then a Danish man with things he said turned it all around inside my head for me Free as the wind and just for me Free as the wind and just to be What all this time i thought was real the way you choose is the way you feel would i alone but lead or stray? from the world...
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A pilgrim. Arthur is. Unshackled and adventurous. Between the stretch before the sea. Like soft flames at a fire place, licking at the mind’s eye, he softly leads you into a lull and begins an opening call to journey. Lead by a sitar and shaker, the backyard opens to a psychedelic sabbatical, to exotic lands beyond the meridian line. Your body twitches as the electric organ pulses, waking you with no worry, the mountains move with no memory of the days gone. There is an echo of a harmonica in the distance and as Arthur’s pilgrim, you glimpse gems of loves duality. As each guitar string sounds a note of a particular place where we all seem to go but no one requests a photo. Returning from an Ahbez sojourn, the air is chilled with a string of fresh insight, the muscles ache but the blood is glistening with solitude.


Volume II is the long awaited second album from acid folk troubadour Arthur Ahbez, and follow up to 2013's critically acclaimed Gold.

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released October 20, 2017

All songs written by Arthur Ahbez

Produced, Mixed and Recorded by Arthur Ahebz
Mastered by Randy Merrill at Sterling Sound, NY
Design by Lewis Clegg

With thanks to:
The Flaming Ahbez (Hamish Scott, Joe Ghatt, Chanan Douglas, Ryan Ballinger), Basant Madhur, Finn Scholes, Peculiaroso, Thomas Dalton, Reuben Bonner, and everyone else who enjoys the music!

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Arthur Ahbez Auckland, New Zealand

Best described as a soul lost in the spirit of song, Arthur finds solace in the ethos of Jazz, Folk, and Psychedelia movements of the 20th century.

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