song: Ink, Blood and Vaseline (© 2021 Gudrich/Gudrich)

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Featured on the 2022 EP "Jellyfish Moon"

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Official video

The concept behind the video relates to the lyrics which juxtapose the gifts of ink, blood and vaseline with the incense, gold and myrrh brought by the three Kings of Orient - all animals commonly associated with the Christmas story (camels and horses as part of the entourage of the three kings, donkeys, sheep and cows as part of the stable ensemble) feature but not in a human context, being "used", but as themselves, as free beings! This ties in with most of the tattoos featured being animal liberation / animal rights / vegan related. 

Lyrics

We come riding in as kings

Instead of incense we bring ink

For the gold we bring you blood

And for balance we bring not myrrh but vaseline

INK - it's the gift of dreams!

BLOOD - it's the gift of passion!

VASELINE - it's the soothing gift that makes it work together

I chase my dreams, I live my art

All the pieces of my heart

Let it all out, don't lock it in

Wear it all upon my skin

INK - it's the gift of dreams!

BLOOD - it's the gift of passion!

VASELINE - it's the soothing gift that makes it work together

I burn with love, I burn with passion

Laugh and cry as life comes crashin'

Feel the joy and take the blame

Embrace it all and feed the flame

INK - it's the gift of dreams!

BLOOD - it's the gift of passion!

VASELINE - it's the soothing gift that makes it work together

I bring soothing where it burns

I will be the one that turns

Love and chaos to creation

Give a shape to inspiration

We come riding in as kings

Instead of incense we bring ink

For the gold we bring you blood

And for balance we bring not myrrh but vaseline

I receive your gifts with pride!

They help me take my life in stride

To shape my dreams and pass them on

Create and dare to fight not run!

FIGHT NOT RUN!

Story

Find out more about what our tattoos mean to us! Click on the images!

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Liner notes

Xavi: vocals, guitar

Sabú: lead guitar, bass, tenor recorder, backing vocals, percussion

Zoe: drums

Rune: backing vocals

Recorded at Outhouse Studios, Reading, UK

℗ 2022 Gudrich/Gudrich

Engineered, mixed and produced by John Mitchell.