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A Thief in The Gift started in 2015 when Albert Camphyn recorded a few ideas & demo songs in his home studio. He asked Olivier Reynaerts to join him in developping and sharing ideas and compositions as well as playing piano and keyboards. Albert contacted in the same time the singer Johanna Storimans to write the lyrics and sing along.
When all songs were recorded, they asked their long-time friend Vincent Hens to play acoustic drums on the CD.

We are proud to release our very first CD.

The title of the CD is "A Thief in the Gift"

Songs
1. Mesmerised [AC/OR/JS]
2. Happiness [AC/JS]
3. Game Over [AC/JS]
4. Karma [AC/OR/JS]
5. Paradise Lost [AC/JS]
6. Let's Go Beyond [AC/JS]
7. Teddy [AC/JS]
8. Cold Blooded [OR/JS]
9. Happy Maker [OR/AC/JS]
10. 7th Season [AC/JS] 

Author: Johanna JS Storimans
Composers: Albert AC Camphyn & Olivier OR Reynaerts
Arrangers: Albert AC Camphyn & Olivier OR Reynaerts
Musical Direction: AC
Producer: AC, TheF Productions

Lead & backing vocals performed by Johanna Storimans
All guitars, basses, keyboards, percussions, programming, backing vocals performed by Albert Camphyn
Keyboards performed by Olivier Reynaerts
Acoustic drums performed by Vincent Hens


Recorded @The Factory by Albert Camphyn

Acoustic drums recorded by Alain Steenhoudt & Albert Camphyn

Mixed @The Factory by Alain Steenhoudt

Mastered by Remy Lebbos @Rare Sound Studio

Artwork & websites by Albert Camphyn

We would like to thank all those who contributed to this CD. A special mention for the support & patience of our
relatives and beloved.

All rights of the producer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorized copying, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting of this record prohibited.

© 2017 – TheF Productions - #LC01

Lyrics & Story

All Lyrics by Johanna Storimans
© Sabam 2017


1. MESMERISED
Coming out from deep sleep
Coming out of fright
Turning towards the sunlight
But not afraid to fight
Face your inner demons
Give up on control
The only pathway possible
Is to climb that inner wall
Disconnect some cables, overthrow some labels
Release some inner sources, unify those forces
Accept your contradictions, loosen your convictions
Remember your name, life ain’t no game
We're running out of time
Gaya sold for a dime
It's staring us right in the face
Gotta end this rat race
Even the messenger boy is choking
On the news he is convoking
Let's quit this pathetic faking
Until those walls start breaking
Disconnect some cables, overthrow some labels
Release some inner sources, unify those forces
Accept your contradictions, loosen your convictions
Remember your name, life ain't no game
And through images & lies
We're just being mesmerised
It's high time to realise
We're just hard core hypnotised
Could you be loved, could you be loved
Could you be loved, could you be loved

2. HAPPINESS
HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHY
HAPPINESS LIES IN JUST STROLLING BY
NOTHING FANCY, NOTHING HARD
HAPPINESS LIES IN YOUR BACKYARD
A SMILE FROM A STRANGER PASSING BY
A CHILD IN AWE PUSHING A CRY
TIPPING BIG TIME MADAME PIPI
SHE DIDN’T SEE IT WAS ME
A DOG’S TAIL DANCING LIKE A BUTTERFLY
YOUR HEART LIKE A BIRD, GOING FOR THE SKY
THE SMELL OFF COFFEE WAKING YOU UP
THE FEELING OFF GUILT YOU DECIDE TO DROP
A HAND-WRITTEN LETTER IN THE MORNING MAIL
A FRIEND OF WHOM YOU LOST THE TRAIL
CLOSE TO THE FIRE WHEN IT’S COLD OUTSIDE
FRESH WASHED SHEETS UNDER WHICH YOU CAN HIDE
HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHY
HAPPINESS LIES IN JUST STROLLING BY
NOTHING FANCY, NOTHING HARD
JUST IN YOUR BACKYARD
A DOG’S TAIL DANCING LIKE A BUTTERFLY
YOUR HEART LIKE A BIRD, GOING FOR THE SKY
THE SMELL OFF COFFEE WAKING YOU UP
THE FEELING OFF GUILT YOU DECIDE TO DROP
A HAND-WRITTEN LETTER IN THE MORNING MAIL
A FRIEND OF WHOM YOU LOST THE TRAIL
CLOSE TO THE FIRE WHEN IT’S COLD OUTSIDE
FRESH WASHED SHEETS UNDER WHICH YOU CAN HIDE
THAT’S HAPPINESS (...)

3. GAME OVER
EVERYBODY KNOWS WHERE THIS IS LEADING
EVERYBODY KNOWS WHERE THIS GOES
YET NO ONE SEEMS TO WANT TO STOP THE BLEEDING
HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF SO IT SHOWS
WHY IS IT THAT WE’RE PARALYSED AND DREAMING
WATCHING HELL ON EARTH ON MULTIPLE SCREENS
DISCONNECTED FROM EACH OTHER THROUGH MAINSTREAMING
THE FEMININE REDUCED TO PORN QUEENS
LET’S FIND SOMEONE TO PUT THE BLAME ON
SO WE DON’T HAVE TO FACE THE BITTER TRUTH
WE PAY THE WARLORDS AND THE GAME’S ON
A SO-CALLED DEMOCRACY THROUGH A VOTING BOOTH
EVERYBODY KNOWS WHERE THIS IS LEADING
EVERYBODY KNOWS WHERE THIS GOES
YET NO ONE SEEMS TO WANT TO STOP THE BLEEDING
HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF SO IT SHOWS
LET’S FIND SOMEONE TO PUT THE BLAME ON
SO WE DON’T HAVE TO FACE THYE BITTER TRUTH
WE PAY THE WARLORDS AND THE GAME’S ON
A SO-CALLED DEMOCRACY THROUGH A VOTING BOOTH

4. KARMA
The Queen’s castle was filled with joy
To the brim of the castle where she kept her toy
Chained to the walls, vision long gone
Appeared it was herself all along 
Words slay down, cut wounds to the bones Nightmares wake up, attack like drones  
When the mirror breaks and the veil’s lifted up
You stare into the depth of your karma cup
When you’re called to rise to the final beat
You never know what will be your next treat
And all the King’s horses and all the Queen’s men
Can’t prevent karma from striking again
When you’re called to rise to the final beat, final beat
Words slay down, cut wounds to the bones Nightmares wake up, attack like drones  
The king’s castle was filled with hope
To the brim of the tower where he kept his rope
Swinging from a sill, wings long gone
Appeared it was himself all long
Words slay down, cut wounds to the bones Nightmares wake up, attack like drones

5. PARADISE LOST
COMPETITION AND DOMINATION VERSUS
SYMBIOSIS AND COOPERATION
DIVISION AND DISTRATION INSTEAD OF
UNISON AND ATTENTION
IF THE ROAD OF EXCESS LEADS TO THE PALACE OF WISDOM
THAN PLEASE MR BLAKE, THE TIME HAS COME
NEVER IMAGINED IT WOULD BE LIKE THIS
CRAZY WORLD INDEED
WE FEED ON GREED
EVERY WAY YOU TURN
IT’S ALL ABOUT EARN
IT’S ALL ABOUT YEARN
HOW TO STOP THE HUNGER
HOW TO STOP THE RAGE
HOW TO START LIVING
AND OPEN THE CAGE
PARADISE LOST, THAT’S THE COST
PARADISE LOST, THAT’S THE COST
CRAZY WORLD INDEED
THIS I-PHONE WILL DESTROY ITSELF WITHIN ONE YEAR
ON EVERY CORNER YOU CAN BUY NEW GEAR
NOW WHAT IF THE APPLE OF EVE
IS JUST A METAPHOR FOR THIEF
PARADISE LOST, THAT’S THE COST
PARADISE LOST, THAT’S THE COST
THIS RAGE INSIDE
NO WHERE TO HIDE
HAVE YOU EVERE EVER EVER OPENED YOUR EYES
STRANGE DAYS INDEED
PARADISE LOST, THAT’S THE COST
PARADISE LOST, THAT’S THE COST
A CRAZY, A CRAZY WORLD INDEED
WE FEED ON GREED
EVERY WAY YOU TURN
IT’S ALL ABOUT EARN
IT’S ALL ABOUT YEARN
HOW TO STOP THE HUNGER
HOW TO STOP THE RAGE
HOW TO START LIVING
AND OPEN THE CAGE
PARADISE LOST, THAT’S THE COST
PARADISE LOST, THAT’S THE COST
CRAZY WORDL INDEED
THIS RAGE INSIDE
NO WHERE TO HIDE
HAVE YOU EVER EVER EVER OPENED YOUR EYES
STRANGE DAYS INDEED
PARADISE LOST, THAT’S THE COST
PARADISE LOST, THAT’S THE COST
CRAZY, A CRAZY WORLD INDEED
YEAH YEAH ETC.
CRAZY CRAZY CRAZY CRAZY
ENCORE ENCORE
SUCH A CRAZY CRAZY CRAZY CRAZY WORLD
PARADISE, OH LOST, AT ANY COST, IT WILL BE THE COST
OF PARADISE, OF PARADISE, WILL BE …

6. LET’S GO BEYOND
MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES
MAY YOUY HARBOR INTERESTING THOUGHTS
PLEASE CONNECT THEM TO THE WISDOM WITHIN
PLEASE ALLOW YOUR DREAMS TO SPIN TO THE BRIM
TAKE CARE OF THE CHILD HIDDEN INSIDE
BEWARE OF WORDS THAT MIGHT DIVIDE
EMBRACE YOUR FAILURES, DOUBT YOUR SUCCES
IT’S THE YEARNING SOUL THAT WON’T SETTLE FOR LESS
TRY TO CREATE, DO NOT JUST CONSUME
LIGHT AND JOY VERSUS DOOM
TRIGGER YOUR FANTASY BY CROSSING THE LINE
LET’S GO BEYOND
OH OHOHO HOHOHO OH HOHOHO HOHOHO
MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES
MAY YOU HARBOR INTERESTING THOUGHTS
PLEASE CONNECT THEM TO THE WISDOM WITHIN
PLEASE ALLOW YOUR DREAMS TO SPIN TO THE BRIM
TAKE CARE OF THE CHILD HIDDEN INSIDE
BEWARE OF WORDS THAT MIGHT DIVIDE
EMBRACE YOUR FAILURES, DOUBT YOUR SUCCES
IT’S THE YEARNING SOUL THAT WON’T SETTLE FOR LESS
TRY TO CREATE, DO NOT JUST CONSUME
LIGHT AND JOY VERSUS DOOM
TRIGGER YOUR FANTASY BY CROSSING THE LINE
LET’S GO BEYOND

7. TEDDY
HERE SHE SITS IN HER LITTLE ROOM  
SCREAMING INSIDE AND HOWLING AT THE MOON
AND HER HEART BEATS AN S.O.S.
AND HER HEART BEATS AN S.O.S.
MARSHMELLOW MOUNTAINS AND CHOCOLATE SEAS
DRUNKEN FISH ARE SWIMMING IN THE TREES, IN THE TREES
MARSHMELLOW MOUNTAINS AND CHOCOLATE SEAS
DRUNKEN FISH ARE SWIMMING IN THE TREES, IN THE TREES
AND HER HEART BEATS AN S.O.S.
AND HER HEARTS BEATS AN S.O.S.
AND HER HEART BEATS A DEJA VU
AND HER HEART BEATS A DEJA VU
AND HER HEART BEATS AN S.O.S.
AND HER HEART BEATS A DEJA VU
AND HER HEART BEATS AN S.O.S.
STEPS ON THE STAIRS, A CREAKING DOOR
BEAUTIFUL FACES IN THE WOODEN FLOOR
AND HER SOUL JUST LEAVES HER BODY FOR A WHILE
STEPS ON THE STAIRS, A CREAKING DOOR
BEAUTIFUL FACES IN THE WOODEN FLOOR
AND HER SOUL JUST LEAVES HER BODY FOR A WHILE
SECONDS ARE YEARS, OCEANS OF TEARS
NOBODY HEARS THE PAIN SHE FEARS
BURRIED ALIVE…. TEDDY SMILES !

8. COLD BLOODED
NUN GUCK DIR NUR DEN MOND MAL AN
WARHAFTIG JAH DAH STEHT EIN MAN
DER WELT WIRD IMMER BUNTER
ACH MUTTI DASS IST DOCH NICHT SCHÖN
SO NACHT VOR NACHT IM MOND ZU STEHEN
STAND ICH DA OBEN UND WÄR DER MANN
ICH LEGTE SCHNELL DIE LEITER AN UND KÄME WIEDER UNTER
COLD-BLOODED, COLD-BLOODED
COLD-BLOODED, COLD-BLOODED
LOOK WHAT WE’VE BECOME
LOOK WHAT WE’VE BECOME
LOOK WHAT WE’VE BECOME
LOOK WHAT WE’VE BECOME
COLD-BLOODED, COLD-BLOODED
COLD-BLOODED, COLD-BLOODED
PROGRAMMED TO DESTROY OURSELVES
TOO FEW BOOKS UPON OUR SHELVES
COLD BLOODED, COLD BLOODED
LOOK WHAT WE’VE BECOME
LOOK WHAT WE’VE BECOME
LOOK WHAT WE’VE BECOME
LOOK WHAT WE’VE BECOME
RUNNING THROUGH THE WOODS
WADING THROUGH THE MEADOWS
HIDING UNDER CORPSES
SHOOTING OUR OWN SHADOWS
RUNNING THROUGH THE WOODS
WADING THROUGH THE MEADOWS
HIDING UNDER CORPSES
SHOOTING OUR OWN SHADOWS
NUN GUCK DIR NUR DEN MOND MAL AN
WARHAFTIG JAH DAH STEHT EIN MAN
DER WELT WIRD IMMER BUNTER
ACH MUTTI DASS IST DOCH NICHT SCHÖN
SO NACHT VOR NACHT IM MOND ZU STEHEN
STAND ICH DA OBEN UND WÄR DER MANN
ICH LEGTE SCHNELL DIE LEITER AN UND KÄME WIEDER UNTER

9. HAPPYMAKER
Get on your feet now, the time has come
Forget your worries, just follow that drum
Honor your heartbeat, let your body reign
Stop thinking baby, ignore the pain
Through valleys, over mountains
In the cities, in the streets
Homebase or workfloor,
Just dancing to the beats
Shake your happymaker x4
Bring it down x7
Got up this morning, feeling heavy inside
Want to kill routine, go for a ride
Sit in a green spot, see people go by
Weary of weltschmerz, just wanna fly high
Shake your happymaker x4
Bring it down x 7
Get on your feet now, the time has come
Forget your worries, just follow that drum
Honor your heartbeat, let your body reign
Stop thinking baby, ignore the pain
Bring it down x7
When you feel all those beats
Just go down in the streets
Take those beats to the streets
To the streets
When you feel all those beats
Just go dance in the streets
Take those beats
Follow that drum
Get on your feet now, the time has come
Forget your worries, just follow that drum
Honor your heartbeat, let your body reign
Stop thinking baby, ignore the pain
Bring it down x7
Through valleys, over mountains
In the cities, in the streets
Homebase or workfloor,
Just dancing to the beats
Shake your happymaker x4
Bring it down x7
Got up this morning, feeling heavy inside
Want to kill routine, go for a ride
Shake shake, kill your moneymaker
Shake shake, shake your happymaker
Shake shake shake shake x2

10. 7TH SEASON
COMING OUT OF DEEP SLEEP
COMING OUT OF FRIGHT
TURNING TOWARDS THE SUNLIGHT
BUT NOT AFRAID TO FIGHT
HOW TO STOP THE HUNGER
HOW TO STOP THE RAGE
HOW TO START LIVING
AND OPEN THE CAGE
PARADISE LOST, THAT’S THE COST
PARADISE LOST, THAT’S THE COST
CRAZY WORLD INDEED
FACE YOUR INNER DEMONS
GIVE UP ON CONTROL
HEAR THE SIRENS CALLING
SEE THE WRITING ON THE WALL
SOLVE YOUR CONTRADICTIONS
LOOSEN YOUR CONVICTIONS
REMEMBER
LIFE AIN’T NO GAME
COLD BLOODED, COLD BLOODED
COLD BLOODED, COLD BLOODED
THE QUEEN’S CASTLE WAS FILLED WITH JOY
TO THE BRIM OF THE TOWER WHERE SHE KEPT HER TOY
CHAINED TO THE WALLS, VISION LONG GONE
APPEARED IT WAS HERSELF ALL ALONG
COLD BLOODED COLD BLOODED
LET’S GO BEYOND
COLD BLOODED COLD BLOODED
LET’S GO BEYOND

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