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King Time

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Two years after his sophomore album "Half A Century Sun", the third album titled “King Time” comes as a natural sequel to the musical journey of The Man From Managra.

Brighter in sound, but at times, lyrically darker, "King Time" lovingly celebrates human insignificance, the successive small and big catastrophes of life and the importance of trying to become a better person. At the same time, it poses significant questions such as: will ever knowledge/consciousness/wisdom/reconciliation come on time in an ocean ruled by time? Can we read the signs before it’s too late?

The album was recorded between the isolated silence of Tinos island and the frenzied chaos of Athens with the collaboration of Panos Galanis (drums), Rena Rasouli (vocals), Lambrini Grigoriadou (fifths bass, tenor guitar), Thaleia Ioannidou (trumpet) and featuring Σtella as a special guest on the track "Tonight".

Out on black and solid white vinyl LP and digital album on March 15th via Inner Ear.

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released March 15, 2019

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All music, lyrics, recording and mixing by Coti K. in Athens and Tinos in 2017-2018 except Tonight: music by Coti K., lyrics by Coti K. and Σtella.

Coti K. - vocals, fifths bass, tenor guitar, keyboards.
Labrini Grigoriadou - tenor guitar, fifths bass.
Rena Rasouli - vocals.
Panos Galanis - drums.
Special guests:
Σtella vocals on Tonight.
Thalia Ioannidou trumpet on In Τhe Light Of Things and Here Are We Now.
Nikos Veliotis cello on Your Wrong Address.

Mastered at Sweetspot studio by John Christodoulatos

Artwork by Vasilis Marmatakis.

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The Man From Managra Athens, Greece

The Man came a long time ago from Managra island.
It was a small forgotten isle in the backwaters of the Mediterranean, or was it somewhere in the Indian sea?
No one seems to remember, or care.
Some say a nearby volcanic eruption wiped all traces of the Man's homeland.
The Man from Managra is also Coti K.'s songs project.
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Track Name: Sing Your Heart Out
Τime to face the sun, think on what you've done, did you have to be so hard on me?
I was angry, I was lost, I guess nobody can stand this frost.
Sing your heart out like you mean it, we're getting older by the minute, until it’s over, sing your heart out.
We’re all sinners, we’re all haters, we will find about it sooner or later,
and descending in despair and this love up in the air.
Sing your heart out, like you mean it, we're getting younger, I feel it every minute, oh but now it's too late, sing your heart out. Change this power, into light, ‘cause all power is either wrong or right, your soul was eaten, your head was beaten.
Sing your heart out, like you mean it, we're getting older, by the minute, until it’s over, sing your heart out.
Track Name: In The Light Of Things
What brings us here, our greatest fear, it doesn’t take so much,
around the bend awaits the end, we only need a sign.

In the light of things, won't you change a thing, would you rather live a lie?  
In the light of things, you’d do greater things, you would be so more alive.

And in this sea of you and me we barely see the past,
the time we spent propels the end, will wisdom come at last?

In the light of things, won't you change a thing, don’t you want to be more kind?
In the light of things, you’d do greater things, you would be so more alive.
In the light of things, and the truth it brings, will you hang on to your knife?
Track Name: Tonight (feat. Σtella)
I take no pleasure in hurting you, but there’s no heaven that’s saving you.
You mention heaven, but you know, I’ve been through hell with your behaviour, we both know it just far too well.
No more entwining, calls late at night, you’re just a shadow of an old rite.
No candlelight, make up your mind tonight, just say goodbye, don’t need another lie. There are no words now that will make it right, all that I dream of is dynamite.
My sweet pretender don’t you know my heart is wild,
do you remember another way lo leave this town?
Track Name: Run Down Town
I was a waiter, a cloud, never too proud.
I was good as I could in my own neighbourhood.
I was a singer in a town, I was kicked on and about.
I was a beggar on their gowns, the laugh of all the clowns.

I was a mender in a town, when the pirates came around.
I was a rich man, was I not? I had a golden watch.
I was a singer, a star, but I couldn’t play guitar.
I was the king in this town, when the flames came down.

It all will come round, but does it really count?
it all will come round, in this run down town, 
it all will come round, but does it, does it really count?

I was a hooker blabbermouth, before it all went south.
I was the crown of the town, the year it all came down.
I was a crook, a saint, we all look much the same
when you are two meters under ground, in this once great town.

I was a singer in a town long forsaken now.
I was a poem or a thought, oh please forget me not.
I was a crook, a saint, we all look much the same
when you’re two meters under ground, in this once great town.
Track Name: Your Wrong Address
Your head like a soft breeze, light to the touch,
your guests are just like a dream I dare not latch.

Let this be the first thing you will confess,
your perfect mind and your, your wrong address.

Your hands are touching the sand, they are at work,
your body would be the earth and twist and jerk.

Let this be the first thing you will confess,
your perfect mind and your, your wrong address.

Entering your kingdom It'd be so kind,
you'd think a pearl is on you and wouldn't mind.
Track Name: Set Sail
We'll set sail for our summers as soon as we know where to go,
and we will forgive all our brothers as soon as we learn how to love.
But will we ever learn, will we ever learn?
And you have been unfair to your children, but they will survive after all, and all of the burden you have given, they'll try hard not to pass it on, or will they pass it on, will they pass it on? And will we ever learn, will we ever learn?  And now we are trapped in this moment,
with one foot ahead and one back and all of the burden we’ve been given,
we’ll try hard not to pass it on or will we pass it on, will we pass it on? will we ever learn, will we ever learn?
Track Name: All Resistance Is Futile
Sit in a chair in a room in a house by yourself.
See what you have, what were you dreaming?
Hear the tick and the tock of the clock are you wasting away most of the day
with thoughts of leaving?

Ooh and if love is the cure, then resistance is futile.

You said you'd be there, but later you just had to go,
so now I know, nothing's a given.
Pushing and tugging and burning, you break then you mend,
let's hope that at the end all is forgiven.

Ooh and if love is the cure, then resistance is futile.
Ooh you know love is the cure, all resistance is futile.
All resistance is futile, I'll surrender one more time.
All resistance is futile, I'll surrender any time.
All resistance is futile, I'll surrender one more time.
All resistance is futile, I'll surrender my whole life.
Track Name: Here Are We Now
Here are we now, I am still learning how to live
trying to grasp all the things that you do,
and I love all the things that you do, that you do.

All this work to be done, for each and every one, I want to be there for you.
Through all this loving fun, your silly water gun, I want to be there, I hope to be there for you.

Here are we now, I am still learning how to give trying to grasp all the things that you say,
and I love all the things that you say, that you say.

The grey skies they will come and dazzle every one. I want to be there for you.
Unravelling the time, just one step and you're mine, I want to be there, I hope to be there for you.

Here are we now, we are still learning how to live, there's no place that feels right beyond you, and I long to be there next to you, next to you.
Track Name: A Message Left Behind In Time
And if all this rain and thunder will end up in the sun, a barrel with no gun.
What if all this hate and plunder will end up just in pain, the learnings all in vain, in vain, in vain.
And if they say it's all right, is it really all right?
Your voice rings hollow, I just can’t follow, who’s this talking through the line?
Your words just falter, you sound much older, a message left behind in time.
And through all this blare and clamor, no voices will be heard, just preachers with no herd.
And the birds of prey will slander, from up above the cloud, blame it on the crowd, the crowd, the crowd. Home, better go home, starve in the sun, just run.
You better run, melt in the sun, burn in the sun, while there’s still time. 
Track Name: The Church Bells
The church bells are not ringing, not anymore.
The church choir has stopped singing a long time ago, a long time ago.
 The buildings they are crumbling, but they won't call it war.
The drums of peace they are thumping knocking on your door, knocking on your door.
All this fighting and screaming and crying and lying what is it for?
And this love you are preaching while law you are breaching, as ever before, until the next war.

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