THIS WORLD BELOW

by SIRKUS

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death don't have no mercy in this land death don't have no mercy in this land he'll come to your house and he won't stay long you'll look in the bed and somebody will be gone death don't have no mercy in this land well death will go in any family in this land well death will go in every family in this land well he'll come to your house and he won't stay long well you'll look in the bed and one of your family will be gone death will go in any family in this land well he never takes a vacation in this land well old death never takes a vacation in this land well he'll come to your house and he won't stay long well you'll look in the bed and your mother will be gone death never takes a vacation in this land well he'll leave you standin' and cryin' in this land well death will leave you standin' and cryin' in this land well he'll come to your house and he won't stay long you'll look in the bed and somebody will be gone death will leave you standin' and cryin' in this land old death always in a hurry in this land old death always in a hurry in this land well he'll come to your house and he won't stay long you'll look in the bed and your mother will be gone death always in a hurry in this land well he won't give you time to get ready in this land well he won't give you time to get ready in this land well he'll come to your house and he won't stay long well you'll look in the bed and somebody will be gone death won't give you time to get ready in this land
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Sinnerman 04:50
oh, sinnerman, where you gonna run to? sinnerman, where you gonna run to? where you gonna run to? all along dem day well i run to the rock, please hide me i run to the rock, please hide me i run to the rock, please hide me, lord all along dem day but the rock cried out, i can't hide you the rock cried out, i can't hide you the rock cried out, i ain't gonna hide you guy all along dem day i said, "rock, what's a matter with you, rock?" "don't you see i need you, rock?" lord, lord, lord all along dem day so i run to the river, it was bleedin' i run to the sea, it was bleedin' i run to the sea, it was bleedin' all along dem day so i run to the river, it was boilin' i run to the sea, it was boilin' i run to the sea, it was boilin' along dem day so i run to the lord, please hide me lord don't you see me prayin'? don't you see me down here prayin'? but the lord said, "go to the devil" the lord said, "go to the devil" he said, "go to the devil" all along dem day so i ran to the devil, he was waitin' i ran to the devil, he was waitin' ran to the devil, he was waitin' all on that day
3.
well, in my time of dying don't want nobody to mourn all i want for you to do is take my body home well, well, well, so i can die easy well, well, well well, well, well, so i can die easyjesus gonna make up, jesus gonna make up jesus gonna make up my dying bed well, meet me jesus, meet me, meet me in the middle of the air if these wings should fail me, lord, won't you meet me with another pair? well, well, well, so i can die easy well, well, well well, well, well, so i can die easy jesus gonna make up, jesus gonna make up jesus gonna make up my dying bed lord, in my time of dying don't want nobody to cry all i want for you to do is take me when i die well, well, well, so i can die easy well, well, well well, well, well, so i can die easy jesus gonna make up, jesus gonna make up jesus gonna make up my dying bed
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what are they doing in heaven today, where sin and sorrow are all done away? peace abounds like a river, they say. what are they doing there now? i'm thinking of friends whom i used to know, who lived and suffered in this world below but they've gone off to heaven, but i want to know what are they doing there now? oh, what are they doing in heaven today, where sin and sorrow are all done away? peace abounds like a river, they say. but what are they doing there now? there's some whose hearts were burdened with care they paid for their moment with fighting and tears but they clung to the cross trembling in fear but what are they doing there now? what are they doing in heaven today, where sin and sorrow are all done away? peace abounds like a river, they say. what are they doing there now? and there's some whose bodies were full of disease physicians and doctors couldn't give them much ease but they suffered 'til death brought a final release but what are they doing there now? what are they doing in heaven today, where sin and sorrow are all done away? peace abounds like a river, they say. what are they doing there now? there's some who were poor and often despised they looked up to heaven with tear-blinded eyes while people were heedless and deaf to their cries but what are they doing there now? what are they doing in heaven today, where sin and sorrow are all done away? peace abounds like a river, they say. what are they doing there now? what are they doing in heaven today, where sin and sorrow are all done away? peace abounds like a river, they say. what are they doing there now?

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"What are they doing in heaven today? – I don’t know but it’s my business to stay here and sing about it."

We neither know what they're doing in heaven, nor do we want to know that in the very religious way that Reverend Washington Phillips does.

So the question arises why we - as the band SIRKUS - recorded four Christian gospel songs. Even though all six of us were raised in a more or less Christian way, we don’t consider ourselves religious. On the other hand, we've often worked with deeply religious or spiritual music like gospel or blues over the years.

We are fascinated by their transcendental aspects and by how they portray moments of personal empowerment in times of struggle. Whether in the here and now, materially or metaphysically.

These issues have always been present for us when playing songs such as they are released here on this 12“ maxi single. Musically, the tension between our roots in blues and gospel and our previous development towards Krautrock, Afro-Psychedelica and Electronica is reflected in this record.

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released February 19, 2020

jonathan geis: drums
lukas sauer: lead guitar, noise
marcel bickert: djembe, percussions
max sauer: vocals, violin, rhythm guitar
michael hauck: bass
patrick stäudle: keys


all songs arranged and performed by SIRKUS
produced by richard eisenach & SIRKUS
engineered & mixed by patrick stäudle
mastered by alex kloss

design & artwork by carolin först

all rights reserved. LC 14627. NASONI 213.

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SIRKUS Düsseldorf, Germany

since the friends first met, various journeys brought them to the congo, burkina faso, the middle east and the american west coast. traces of these musical epicenters find their way back into the music.

SIRKUS twists the djembe with spaced out synth, blues with maroccan gnaua rhythm and forms an earthquake for mind and soul.
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