Unfolded and Grown

by John Christian's Varoshi Fame

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about

'Unfolded and Grown' is a 30 year anniversary edition of the music of Toronto's industrial band Varoshi Fame which was founded by John Christian in 1985.

Varoshi Fame performed between 1986 and 1990. They released 5 albums and 1 EP.

The remake of 27 tracks + 3 alternative mixes make up this album.

A corresponding book also entitled "Unfolded and Grown" is available as well.

Available here:
www.ebooks.szoges.com/Books/Unfolded%20and%20Grown%202016/JC%20-%20Unfolded%20and%20Grown.pdf

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released December 1, 2015

John Christian - Writer, arranger, producer.

drums, metal, bass, electric guitar, Arp 2600, Mini Moog, Oberheim OBX, Yamaha CS80, Roland Fantom X, Korg Triton, tone wheel organ, piano, didgereedoo, shofar, theremin, short wave radio.

Philip Brown - narration and vocals.

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Track Name: War (the world's only hygiene)
War...the glorification of war
Destruction of culture
Hate against women
Worship of speed
Unfolding and growing
Track Name: Rituals and Magic
There are rituals and magic
Which are symptomatic of a counterfeit philosophy
Which forms inside a sterile opportunism

Never to be had by those who toil and suffer
Obtaining riches while the rest of us surrender to them

Rituals and Magic

There are rituals and magic
Which have a boundless path and impractical to follow
Which reveals the face of the constant devolution

Prevailing distrust darkens the lives of those
Whose voice cannot reach the ears of the guilty ones

Rituals and Magic

There are rituals and magic
Which offer hope and health and peace to the prisoners
Which starts the dance and frees the mind to think

Rituals and Magic
Track Name: The Answer
The answers to all your questions
And questions and questions and questions …

Of somehow succeeding
Of honing the instinct
Of hunting the future
And questions and questions and questions
Of finding the answer
And questions and questions and questions …

We fold our hands before going farther
We fold our hands before going farther
We fold our hands before going farther
We fold our hands before going farther
And questions and questions and questions …

Of problems of time
Of misguided interest
Of practical knowledge
And questions and questions and questions
Of finding the answer
And questions and questions and questions …

We fold our hands before going farther
We fold our hands before going farther
We fold our hands before going farther
We fold our hands before going farther
And questions and questions and questions …
Track Name: A New Evil
Life … Life without peace
Life … Life without hope
Life … Life without respect
Life … Life without purpose
Life … Life without acceptance
Life … Life without trust
Life … Life without wonder
Life … Life without courage
Life … Life without beauty
Life … Life without honour
Life … Life without love
Life … Life without passion
Life … Life without justice
Life … Life without friendship
Life … Life without caring
Life … Life without joy
Life … Life without freedom
Life … Life without service
Life … Life without truth
Life … Life without ideals
Life … Life without humility
Life … Life without commitment
Life … Life without equality
Life … Life without life
Track Name: Moon In The Water
Empty - in a single drop of water
Ability - to reflect the entire sky
The thoughts of ourselves apart from ourselves

Empty – the light does not divide you
Ability – the moon does not break water
The thoughts of ourselves apart from ourselves



Empty – endless moonlight in the sky
Ability – to not want to see the end
The thoughts of ourselves apart from ourselves

Empty – to know how deep of a drop
Ability – is then the height of the moon
The thoughts of ourselves apart from ourselves



Empty – cannot hinder illumination
Ability – to know where is the light
The thoughts of ourselves apart from ourselves

Empty – letting go of all the reasons
Ability – to then release your firm grip
The thoughts of ourselves apart from ourselves
Track Name: Ogamu
Hail
Who dwells in the sea
Hail
Who dwells in the air
Hail
Who dwells in the land
Hail
Who dwells in my land
Hail
Who dwells in my world
Hail
Who dwells in my space
Hail
Hail
Hail
Hail

Hail
Open the gate
Hail
Open the door
Hail
Open the mind
Hail
Open the soul
Hail
Hail
Hail
Hail
Track Name: Inseparable Opposites
Love Hate
Beginning End Pleasure Pain Different Same Stop Go

Love Hate
Forward Reverse Joy Grief Early Late Dark Light

Love Hate
Hard Soft Young Old Empty Full Risky Safe

Love Hate
Rich Poor Wet Dry Big Small Cold Hot

Love Hate
Stupid Smart Fast Slow Tall Short First Last

Love Hate
Parent Child Dead Alive Truth Lie Day Night

Love Hate
Heavy Light On Off Teach Learn Master Slave

Love Hate
Husband Wife Crooked Straight Demand Supply Blunt Sharp

Love Hate
Weak Strong Profit Loss Honour Shame Timid Bold

Love Hate
Wax Wane Arrive Depart Toward Away Villain Hero
Track Name: On Drudgery
The devil’s got your mind - Completed the task
The devil’s got your mind - Completed the task
The devil’s got your mind - Completed the task
The devil’s got your mind - Completed the task

On drudgery On commitment On drudgery On defeat
On drudgery On drudgery On drudgery On drudgery

The devil’s got your soul - Completed the task
The devil’s got your soul - Completed the task
The devil’s got your soul - Completed the task
The devil’s got your soul - Completed the task

On drudgery On commitment On drudgery On defeat
On drudgery On drudgery On drudgery On drudgery

The devil’s got you by your heart - Completed the task
The devil’s got you by your heart - Completed the task
The devil’s got you by your heart - Completed the task
The devil’s got you by your heart - Completed the task

On drudgery On commitment On drudgery On defeat
On drudgery On drudgery On drudgery On drudgery
Track Name: Final Act
All this wild unending chatter.
Is enough to drive me wild.
All the clashing and the crashing.
And the smashing and the bashing.
With a din to wake the dead.
Everyone has lost their head.

Rolling lurching pitching tossing.
On a rough and stormy crossing.
Staggering stumbling toppling falling.
In all directions calling.
With a din to wake the dead.
Everyone has lost their head.

And repeating and repeating.
Like a thousand hammers beating.
To a din of horrid orgies.
In a fiend’s infernal forges.
With a din to wake the dead.
Everyone has lost their head.
Track Name: A God Or A Beast
The state exists in order to make it possible
for religion to take hold of morality.

This is embedded in nature
and completely thought conceived.

The family exists to bring about a security
in its form as a tribe.

This is embedded in nature and
without a thought to conceive

The religion
The state
The family
The tribe
Track Name: Resistance / Co-Existence
Through the years they tried to synchronize
Man and machine; machine and man
Using fear they tried to dull our eyes
Man and machine; machine and man
Despite the leers they tried to weave their lies
Man and machine; machine and man

Through the cheers they tried to harmonize
Man and machine; machine and man
And careers they tried to oversize
Man and machine; machine and man
Using smears they tried to win the prize
Man and machine; machine and man

Through the years they finally synchronized
Man and machine; machine and man
Now with tears we’ve had to close our eyes
Man and machine; machine and man
With their peers they now control our lives
Man and machine; machine and man
Track Name: Toxin
Bring back the toxin which once was the king
Completely repugnant and unable to swing
Spread all the toxin throughout the hillside
This is the only way to be satisfied

To hell with your toxin I will not obey
You can teach me no reason
By night or by day
Your imputed pomposity betrays your preserve
In maintaining an order that we all deserve

Bring back the toxin to which all must submit
A breach of the order one will never commit
Enjoy this here toxin as it steals from you time
You've entered on our count the end paradigm

You can say what you will about the toxin you boast
I will never give in - I will stay by my post
Your toxin is deadly - your thoughts are maligned
The world I imagine is not in your mind
Track Name: Voice Of Command
On the line the whole rank stops.
Given to explain
Its military judgment.

On the line standing in the rank.
Under the equipment
Seeming to take root.

On the line back into the action
The orders and the threatening
Are the rumbles of approval.

On the line cold hearted smile.
Snapping to attention
To the voice of command.


Weak and ignorant
Voice of command
Weak and ignorant
Voice of command
Weak and ignorant
Voice of command
Weak and ignorant
Voice of command
Track Name: Through The Eightfold Path
To see the self which is the self
Despite the self not be the self
Outside the self inside the self
To know the self as in the self
Project the self unto the self
Without the self unite the self
Knowing the self to be the self
To see the self which is the self
Track Name: From Of Old
At one stroke I forgot all my knowledge.
I found no use for artificial discipline.
For, move as I will, I manifest the ancient way.
Track Name: Land Of Joy
One word settles the flame
One sword levels the earth
One look restores the sight
Reject the lie; embrace the fear


Fine sport this chase of brute creation
Prepare your body for cremation
And don't be caught up in your own frustration
Sallow is the face of all mutation
You consider your life for their employ
Leaving behind a broken toy
Say hello to the girl and boy
And welcome them to the land of joy

Land of joy where to now Land of joy where to now
Land of joy where to now Land of joy where to now

Take a breath now for your one big day
Do not consider what the clerics say
They never really do much anyway
Except sit and demand that you must pray
But I tell you that you should deploy
With all your power to annoy
The ones who see you as their whipping boy
And enter into the land of joy

Land of joy where to now Land of joy where to now
Land of joy where to now Land of joy where to now
Track Name: Art And Man
Each picture has a special colour
Each picture has own splash
Each picture has its artists’ stake
Each picture has its own effect
Each picture is an understanding

To him the man on common ground

Each picture has its own story
Each picture cries out to be touched
Each picture steers a silent face
Each picture lives in higher esteem
Each picture is a living being

To him the man on common ground

Each picture is its own number
Each picture has a single breath
Each picture has a soul in motion
Each picture has a thought possessed
Each picture is a work of art

To him the man on common ground
Track Name: Holocaust
Fire and wind is all that is left
Track Name: Swing
Swing sway
Reflect extreme
See discreet
Swing sway - Swing sway
Swing the mighty pendulum
This is the way of the beast
Swing sway - Swing sway
Swing like a leaf in the wind
This is the way of love
Swing sway
Reflect extreme
Reflect the image of yourself
This is the way to observe
Reflect extreme - Reflect extreme
Extreme heights of absurdity
This is the way to delusion
Reflect extreme - Reflect extreme
See discreet
See the principles at work
This is the way to the stars
See discreet - See discreet
Discreet and silent we walk
This is the way to the heart
See discreet
Swing sway
Reflect extreme
See discreet
Swing sway
Track Name: Move Right In
Kindled in
The hearts of men
Break down the walls
Move right in

We fight for peace
So mightily spread
Taking hold
You move right in

Counselling
Those who sin
Pray for your enemies
Move right in

Time has seen
Your weapon drawn
Into this world
You move right in

Trading in
Wages of men
For social good
You move right in

Weighing in
The rules of men
Dividing the wealth
You move right in
Track Name: Welcome Land
On the way back home
Fantasy seduces you
Into a trance you roam
Leave behind the fears that hold you
Back to where you’re born
The Welcome Land of joy surrounds you
Underneath the dome
You spend your life forgetting that you’re free

Through the fire storm
Compelled by nature to relax
Into a world we’re thrown
Far behind the dreams that led us there
Before we’re shown
The Welcome Land of joy provides
A life you’ve never known
And spend that life forgetting that you’re free

Listen to me if you can - Listen to me if you know
Listen to me with your mind - Listen to me with your soul
Splish splash - Splish splash - Splish splash - Splish splash

Unfolded and now grown
This fantasy will not seduce you
Deep in the danger zone
And leave behind those fears that haunt you
Go back to where you’re born
The Welcome Land of joy enchants you
Roll away the stone
Remembering the fact that you are free
Splish splash - Splish splash - Splish splash - Splish splash
Splish splash - Splish splash - Splish s plash - Splish splash
Track Name: Symmetry Of Force
Excerpts from "Civil Disobedience" by Henry David Thoreau.

A man laid out alive and standing.
Already buried under arms.
Not a drum was heard. Not a funeral note.
Not a soldier discharged his farewell shot.

A mass of men to serve the state.
But not as men but as machines.

With their bodies they are standing.
Free from any moral judgment.
Marching in admirable order.

Does this keep a country free?

Be judged by effects of your action.
Track Name: Shallow
Deep in the shallow - they place us underground
Stand on the gallows - where then you will be crowned
Stir up the hollow - you will be ever bound
Choose who to follow - and don't make a sound

Done so heavy gauges Done so many pages
Done so empty wages Done so shallow cages
Done so crippled sages Done so angry rages
Done so proper stages Done so living ages

Deep in the shallow - where you work for life
Until tomorrow - your only way is strife
It's a fiasco - but put away your knife
The better way then - is to realize

Done so heavy gauges Done so many pages
Done so empty wages Done so shallow cages
Done so crippled sages Done so angry rages
Done so proper stages Done so living ages

Deep in the shallow - you find a sordid pile
Each breath you borrow - each grave that you revile
Don't sit and wallow - don't learn the ways of guile
Even Apollo - obtained a better style

Done so heavy gauges Done so many pages
Done so empty wages Done so shallow cages
Done so crippled sages Done so angry rages
Done so proper stages Done so living ages

Deep in the shallow - they place us underground
Stand on the gallows - where then you will be crowned
Stir up the hollow - you will be ever bound
Choose who to follow - and don't make a sound

Done so heavy gauges Done so many pages
Done so empty wages Done so shallow cages
Done so crippled sages Done so angry rages
Done so proper stages Done so living ages
Track Name: In The Beginning
In The Beginning
Man Made Machine
Machine Was Good
Machine Was good

In The Beginning
Man Controlled Machine
Machine Was Good
Machine Was Good

In The End
Machine Controlled Man
Machine Was Bad
Machine Was Bad

In The End
Man Destroyed Machine
Track Name: People Of The Earth
See the sun in the midst of the rain.
Take clear water from the heart of the fire
Hear the thunder in the midst of the shine
Endure the pain of the loss … of the way

People of the earth living with the land.
Respecting its limits always giving back.
People of the earth honouring the spirit.
The secrets of their riches held tight inside their souls.

People of the earth standing tall for freedom.
The wisdom of the ages passed down to the youth.
People of the earth harmonious with nature.
Not imposing their will but letting her has her way.

People of the earth defend against intruders.
Who do nothing but destroy and rob them of their rights.
People of the earth innocent and peaceful.
While those of the world are jaded and uneasy.
People of the earth you cannot be forgotten.
People of the earth your heritage lives.
People of the earth united in spirit.
People of the earth you pay the price for progress.
People of the earth
People of the earth
People of the earth
People of the earth
Track Name: Still Asleep
Still asleep – eating a rat
Still asleep – your face on the rocks
Still asleep – quick to react
Still asleep – your eyes to the floor

Still asleep – you’re still asleep

Still asleep – chasing a dog
Still asleep – your hand in the mud
Still asleep – slow to recover
Still asleep – your arms to the sky

Still asleep – you’re still asleep

Still asleep – you're never awake
Still asleep – your body in chains
Still asleep – you're still asleep
Still asleep – you're still asleep
Still asleep – you're still asleep
Still asleep – you're still asleep