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From the Sublime to the Ridiculous

by Refestramus

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My fingers trembled as I thought of all I’d done. My crimes assembled, I recounted every one. And as the weeks passed, I’d confess my daily sins. Hoping the night would end and daylight might begin. But as the talks stretched on indefinitely something inside me cried: “It’s a lie.” I joined the world of men in hopes that I might hide. I jumped into the fray and put my fears aside But like a moth, I flew to indiscretion’s flame. The world around me changed, but I stayed the same. And when you try concealing every day everything you deny It’s a lie… You… You’re Margarita in this play… I’m longing every day… For you! I… I am the Master evermore… Standing at a door I can’t go through! Azazello brings the wine. Margarita and the Master dine a final time. Everybody now is free. Just as Yeshua said they should be - eternally.
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Keep fooling around with fate - You’re gonna have a date… with Mr. Darwin. You see them on the news each day - the ones who think the world is here for them to play. But sooner or later, things don’t go their way, and everybody sees the price they have to pay. Keep fooling around with fate - You’re gonna have a date… with Mr. Darwin. Try to make Mike Tyson mad? It’ll be the worst flight you’ve had with Mr. Darwin! (Piano solo) Lions and tigers and pet bears too. Some people seem to want to live inside a zoo. Fortune favors the ones who dare, but sometimes getting eaten is only fair. Keep fooling around with fate - You’re gonna have a date… with Mr. Darwin. Touching bison in the parks? You’re gonna get high marks from Mr. Darwin (Guitar solo) Won’t you leave the gene pool? Won’t you leave the gene pool? Won’t you leave the gene pool? Won’t you leave our genes? Mix fireworks and beer? You’re gonna end your Earth career. Paraglide on stormy nights? You’re gonna get the final rites! Bungie jump to get your kicks? You’re gonna cross the river Styx! Try to jump Niagara Falls? You’ll get a kick in the balls from Mr. Darwin! Mr. Darwin!

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released August 30, 2022

Derek Ferguson - Drums, Keyboards, Words and Music
Jerry King - Bass
Derek Pavlic - Guitars
Craig Cairns - Vocals on "The Devil Returns"
Mitch Lawrence -- saxes
NIDA - Vocals on "Mr. Darwin"
Leon van Egmond - Harmonica
Rogelio DeSouza - additional keys on "The Devil Returns"
Alex Vickers - piano on "Mr. Darwin"

Produced by Ian Beabout and Derek Ferguson

Recorded at No Igual Studios, Asunción, Paraguay and ShedSounds Studios, Wheeling, West Virginia, USA

Mixed and Mastered by Ian Beabout at ShedSounds Studio, Wheeling, West Virginia, USA

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Refestramus Chicago, Illinois

Refestramus is a progressive hard rock band from Chicago, IL. Their debut album combines influences from traditional gypsy, flamenco and slavic styles with modern hard rock.

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