The Jungle is Dark but Full of Diamonds

by The Living

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A kaleidoscopic sonic journey exploring harsh realities and dreamy fantasies.


released December 1, 2012

Mike Bell - lead vocals, guitars, piano, Rhodes, hand percussion
Elyse Jacobson - violin, backing vocals, spoken word
John Kastelic - viola, backing vocals
Doug Gorkoff - cello
David Spidel - electric bass, upright bass, backing vocals
Samuel Cartwright - drums

with Jayden Beaudoin, timpani (tracks 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, & 10)

Produced, engineered and mixed by David Spidel at Red Light Studios


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The Living Vancouver, British Columbia

A kaleidoscope of classical chamber-music sounds fused with rock, metal, funk and splashes of world music.

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Track Name: Earthmusher
Fall out of line
And into our minds
No time for time
Leave it behind

Eyes dilate
As we laugh at fate
Over savor sounds and shapes, as we

This bed is our planet
Melt and flow into the floor
Rendezvous at the core

Leave fear, there's no time here
We've become every creature
Earth Mother, Earth Musher

Falling through doors
Let's run through the floor, now
Words are useless
Speak with your mind
What are we now
Your face is glowing
Everything breathes
We've given life to the world
We've become gods

We hold the Earth now
We are all


This can never be described
We have been deified
We've finally arrived

This world is the real world
Don't let me fall asleep
Track Name: Maximum Gentleman
Maximum Gentleman
Turn a little one into a lucky lady lover gun
Maximum Gentleman

I check my email
No messages from you
Nothin' but newsletters
But I want something personalized

I'll see what got rejected
Maybe it went into my
Into my spam filter
Hope I don't get infected
I'll click this anyway
What do I see here?

"Your girlfriend loves enormous jang but the trouble is that you have small one.
Do not worry! You have wonderful chance to solve this trouble."


A thousand emails
Same thing, different words
Telling me, “Be her amorous exhauster”
“Hump like crazy all night”

“Your stiffer will be rocklike
Make your dick longer than the
Great China Wall, baby
Upgrade your meaty joystick
King-size your long dong schlonga
Excite your pistol”

"At present you can increase your jang length.
You'll be a king of bed for sure."

Maximum! Gentleman!

“Your rod is set to conquer”
“Amorous exhauster”
“Open doors and legs every night!”

Bigger! Harder! Longer lasting!


“College girls desire me
Cool dudes worship me
All thanks to my mighty rod”

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