The Garuud Effekt

The Garuud Effekt

 Denver, Colorado, USA
BandAlternativeRock

Rock & roll can be a wake up call to humanity, a catalyst for change. The Garuud Effekt takes a rhythmic, melodic approach to songwriting, and deals thematically with the subtlety of the human condition and the pain & tragedy, the joy & triumph, the struggle of living here and now on earth.

Biography

The Garuud Effekt (pronounced Gah roozh like Moulin Rouge) is the project of Singer/Songwriter, Marti Christopher. Its purpose is to assist the evolution of mankind through its most redeemable quality, its limitless creativity. Musical influences range from the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, U2, & Bob Marley to Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, The Police, The Strokes, Stone Temple Pilots, Faith No More, Radiohead & Rage Against the Machine. A Toronto native, Marti currently resides in Denver, Colorado where he pursues the creation of melodious splendor and dreams of a world without boy bands and reality TV.

Lyrics

Cut Me

Written By: Marti Christopher

CUT ME
by Marti Christopher

Where is all of the hope and fortune we were promised?
Was it only a price you paid to buy our silence?
Are we only the gears that run your money machine?
Is this only a story told to hijack our dreams?

Cut me and you’ll see how much I bleed
But if you Love me you’ll plant an eternal seed

I AM MAN NOT ANIMAL

What happened to the freedom we though we signed up for?
Was it only an item sold to us in your store?
Are we living to the very best of our potential?
Are we dying for a cause that is so illogical?

Cut me and you’ll see how much I bleed
But if you Love me then we’ll all get what we need
Cut me and you’ll see how red I Bleed
Cultivate me don’t kill me like a weed

I AM MAN NOT ANIMAL
I AM NOT UNNATURAL
THIS LIFE IS CONSENTUAL
EVERY ACT IS CONSEQUENTIAL

What became of the feelings you said you had for me?
Were they lost like a treasure in a children’s story?
Was I only the fruit you felt had grown so rotten?
Am I only a name that is now long forgotten?

Cut me and you’ll see how much I bleed
But if you Love me you’ll plant an eternal seed
Cut me and you’ll see how much I bleed
But if you Love me then we’ll all get what we need

I AM MAN NOT ANIMAL

Believe

Written By: Marti Christopher

BELIEVE
By Marti Christopher

Would you believe that an apple was sweet
If you’d never had one before
Do you feel that Jesus was real
though he’s never showed up at your door
Could you buy that UFO’s fly
From a base at the floor of the sea
Would you believe you grew up in a cell
When everyone said you were free

If there was something
that I could believe in
I’d tell it to you
But I don’t see anything
We should believe in
Except me and you

Would you ever dream that poisonous streams
Of water flowed into your town
Could you believe that employment was up
When you see everywhere that it’s down
Do you believe that the people you see on TV
Really care about you
Would you buy that there’s a hole in the sky
Because somebody told you it’s true

If there was something
that I could believe in
I’d tell it to you
But I don’t see anything
We should believe in
Except me and you

Oh, nefarious and clandestine
Institutions abound
Oh we revel in being lost
But we’re bound to be found

Do you believe half a million children
Piled up in a ditch could be good
Do you believe you should get down on your knees
Or salute ‘cause they told you you should
Do you believe that some of us are a bit more
valuable than the rest
Do you believe that the ways that we live
And we die in this world are the best

Tell me if you believe
Tell me what you believe
Tell me why you believe
Tell me how you believe

Enough

Written By: Marti Christopher

ENOUGH
By Marti Christopher

It feels like I’m all alone
And I feel like a man with no home
I feel like an outcast from the tribe
I feel so turbulent inside
it feels like I don’t belong
like everything I do is wrong
no comfort even in my own skin
It’s like I’m some kind of alien
But I think that I no longer give a damn

I’ve had enough of breaking down
And I’ve had enough of hanging on
To what I fear and what I sow
And everything I think I know
I’ve had enough of feeling low

I feel like I can’t compete
like my shoes don’t fit on my feet
I feel like I can’t compare
To anybody here or anywhere
I feel like I’ve lost my way
Like nobody hears anything I say
I know I’m running out of time
To make a splash while still in my prime
I know there’s no further use in crying

I’ve had enough of breaking down
And I’ve had enough of hanging on
To what I fear and what I sow
And everything I think I know
I’ve had enough of feeling low
I’ve had enough
Yeah I’ve had enough
I’ve had enough
Yeah I’ve had enough

I’ve had enough of breaking down
And I’ve had enough of hanging on
To what I fear and what I sow
And everything I think I know
I’ve had enough of feeling low
I’ve had enough
Yeah I’ve had enough
I’ve had enough
Yeah I’ve had enough

Already in Love

Written By: Marti Christopher

ALREADY IN LOVE
By Marti Christopher

Since you were 16 been nursing the dream
To be the best anybody’s ever seen
Been giving it all you ascend or you fall
There ain’t no in between
Now you got the brass ring unlimited bling
You really shouldn’t want for anything
But you can’t hide the chasm inside
or the fact that it is widening

The ocean needs no water from anywhere else so just enjoy yourself ‘cause…

THE WORLD’S ALREADY IN LOVE WITH YOU
WHAT ELSE COULD YOU WANT FOR THE UNIVERSE TO DO
YOUR LIFE STARTS IN YOUR HEAD
SO KICK YOUR FEARS TO THE CURB AND
DREAM OF VICTORY INSTEAD

Now you’re looking for love that don’t fit like a glove
but acts just like a tourniquet
Trying to stem the flow of blood from below
‘cause you know your heart’s the start of it
You didn’t get but you gave so you never behaved
Now there’s a trail of bodies in the wind
You’re dying to feel even pain if it’s real
So you’ll let almost anybody in

The desert needs no sand from anywhere else so just enjoy yourself

THE WORLD’S ALREADY IN LOVE WITH YOU
WHAT ELSE COULD YOU WANT FOR THE UNIVERSE TO DO
YOUR LIFE STARTS IN YOUR HEAD
SO KICK YOUR FEARS TO THE CURB AND
DREAM OF VICTORY INSTEAD

Baby, I can hear you whimpering the blues
Maybe, there’s a better song for you to choose
Your dream’s the wrong size and of the wrong prize
Be careful of what could materialize
Get your game face on and stifle the yawn
Or doubt will be your demise
THE WORLD’S ALREADY IN LOVE WITH YOU
THE WORLD’S ALREADY IN LOVE WITH YOU
THE WORLD’S ALREADY IN LOVE WITH YOU
THE WORLD’S ALREADY IN LOVE WITH YOU

It's Over

Written By: Marti Christopher

IT'S OVER
By Marti Christopher

Well it looks like it’s over
From the way you’re so obsessed with triviality
Yeah it looks like it’s over
Because you’ve grown so apathetic to tragedy
It sure looks like it’s over
‘cause we’ve created our existence irresponsibly
Yeah it seems like it’s over
Because we walked into the cages so willingly

But I won’t say it’s over
Until the sky is under me
You know I believe
No I won’t say it’s over
Cause there’s a fire under me
You better believe

It sure looks like it’s over
We recollect our history selectively
Well it looks like it’s over
Because we’ve enslaved each other democratically
Yeah it looks like it’s over
We’re still distributing love conditionally
Yeah it seems like it’s over
We’ve polluted our consciousnesses collectively

But I won’t say it’s over
Until the sky is under me
No I won’t say it’s over
Cause there’s a fire under me
You better believe

There’s an emptiness inside
feels like we’ve all already died
Crimes too numerous to hide
could have been saved but nobody tried
Still some part of me resists
Sees the beauty we all missed
Submits and order to desist
communication with the fist

Well it looks like it’s over
Yeah it looks like it’s over
Yeah it seems like it’s over
It sure as hell could be over

But I won’t say it’s over
Until the sky is under me
You know I believe
No I won’t say it’s over
Cause there’s a fire under me
You better believe

Discography

The Garuud Effekt self titled debut EP released in late 2012

Though it is a new project, The Garuud Effekt singles "Already in Love" and "It's Over", have been featured on several internet podcasts.