It Is All an Illusion

by Diane Marie Kloba

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Diane Marie Kloba’s fifth and latest album, It Is All an Illusion may be the most “rock” album since she has gone solo and introduces a broader use of synthesizer to set the mood.

Great reviews and airplay in the U.S. and U.K. has begun. The sarcasm, the verbal metaphors, the poetry and performance art are sublimated by the increased emphasis on the instrumental music.

The song themes are a development of the more haunting songs on I Am an Unknown Artist. The focus is on the struggle to rise above the effects of a sudden, unexpected loss. Still, before its conclusion, Diane Marie Kloba’s trademark hopefulness shines through, along with her fascination with weather and the heavens.

Diane Marie Kloba’s latest effort, It Is All an Illusion follows I Kid You Not (2003), Messages From the Ionosphere (2005), For You, Stranger (2008), and I Am an Unknown Artist (2011)

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released 08 June 2013
All songs written by Diane Marie Kloba (BMI)
Produced and Recorded by Diane Marie Kloba at Striped Shirt Records
All instruments and voices by Diane Marie Kloba, except where noted
Mixing by Ryan Albrecht at Senyah Sound, except:
Mixing on “String Theory” and “Stratto Calling” by Ted Kloba
Mastering by Bob Katz at Digital Domain

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Track Name: Oh, Wait!
It hit hard left life haunted and amis
No one who ever knew the word love could have done this
?????
Oh Wait, Oh Wait,
I looked up to you
No wait, Oh wait,
?????
I think I did

Deceived and duped by the incident in San Francisco
Never was a home with a broken heart so big more misleading
Confused but determined, weary but not ruined
I'll live longer and accomplish more than you
Well I'll try not to cry for you
Oh wait, No! Wait!

It hit hard left life haunted and amiss
No one who ever knew the word love could have done this
blank blank blank
Oh Wait, Oh hey
Oh wait, No wait
Died for you
I think I did
Track Name: Men Made of Wire
There are men made of wire
and they are peeking in my window
and they are haunting all my nightmares
I may never be alone
I sense them right behind me
They are listening in my phone
Cold and Sinister they rattle
I can feel it in my bones

Dark electric wired silhouettes in the environment
came too close to my soft skin
Wearing no armor
carrying no weapon

But there's people made of wire Hey Hey
And they peek in my window Hey Hey
right like when it's in twilight
I may never be alone

Dark electric wired silhouettes in the environment
Came too close to my soft skin
Wearing no armor, carrying no weapon

Now I have to fight the fear
So I am opening all my windows
And if it cast me nightmares
I don't have to be alone
I don't have to be alone, No! , NO!

Don't worry, don't worry,
Don't worry, Dont worry, Don't worry
Track Name: I Know, I Know
What happened, where did it go,I don't hear the sound
They used to care for you and what you thought but then you found
it didn't matter if they flattered you or put you down
The words meant nothing for you, you never heard them
The words meant nothing for you, you never heard them

Thoughts are really loud, put them in a book
Thoughts are really loud, put them in a book

House is quiet, thoughts are loud
Mind is writing music while I listen in
Didn't hear the sound of your footsteps headed towards me
House is quiet, my heart is pounding LOUD
House is quiet, thoughts are loud LOUD

Thoughts are really loud , put them in a book
Thoughts are really loud, put them in a book

Akin to standing in the empty forest reciting poems for no one I know
Writing for strangers in the wilderness
Not so comfortable with this
Do you get the gist? I like writing songs for no one I miss

Thoughts are really loud, put them in a book
Thoughts are really loud, put them in a book

I know, I know, I know I know
I know
Track Name: I Saw the Stars
Try to begin again
shunned the pain that poison me
No one is looking at me
For my whole life I try to discover truth
but natures message told me to never mind
Think about all the other things on the Earth

I saw the stars laying on my lawn
At midnight the Moon is in my hands
I saw the stars bouncing off my lawn
At midnight the Moon is mine

Think about all the other things on the Earth
nature, rebirth, universe, chart a course for the works
Make a map, write a verse, write a verse, write a verse

My quest is of one who has to be brave
No one needs to save me
Lets call it!,You won, it cost
I will never pass that kind of test

I think about all the other things on the Earth
Nature, rebirth, universe, rebirth, chart a course for the works
Make a map, write a verse, write a verse, write a verse

I gathered up all the stars that had fallen in my yard
And held them in my arms
It happened just for me, Just for me
This happened just for me, Just for me
Track Name: It Is All an Illusion
It's a miracle I can even write a line at all
As I am humble and careful and mad at all the sadness in the world
Life should be good for every single soul
Happiness and love are most important
To stop your fall
Happiness and love will stop your fall

Love can give you energy more than anything at all
makes you comfort and careful and when your are mad
You are mad about the sadness in the world
I had good friends to help me through
It was necessary for me to love and stop my fall

It's a wonder I can even find my place at all
Cos I slipped and tumbled, OH NO!!
Changed my view of space, few off space, this is not my case
Erase that fate
State in space
It is all an illusion, It is all an Illusion
I will find the way and still hold my place
I will find the way, and still hold my place
Track Name: Raised by Bobcats
Wild one wild one walking in the wilderness
I look for clues, what can you teach me?
These dark woods are feeling scary
This path is high on the difficulty level

You have to keep warm it's a windy night
You know the weather will change
Tell me what you did to survive

You have to keep warm, its a windy night
And you know the weather will be changing soon
I know what it's like to win, I know what it's lose
Won't witter away my time
I am not happy with the blues
Went through all the stages
Rearranged some files in my brain
I know I was good enough
But did not fain the pain
I know what it's like to be left alone
I know what it's like to be alone
I know what it's like to be left alone
I know what it's like to be alone
I know what its like to not get a do over
I know what its like yeah
I know what its like to not get a do over
I know what it's like to lose

I was raised deep in the woods
I was raised by Bob CATS
Track Name: Midsummer Morning Rain
It's 3 o’clock in the morning and my thoughts woke me up
I can hear thunder in the distance and the wind is picking up
I thought I might write another sad song
Then I thought everyone has their troubles, they don't need to hear about mine
My story is no better or worse than yours
I am no weaker or stronger than anyone I know
But I take good care of myself and others souls

Kindness has been my virtue and I cultivate this trait
But innocence and gentleness are often confused with simple mindedness
It's only the thoughtless who have this base ignorance

It's too early in the morning to be thinking of anything but the thunder
And I hear it getting closer and I am wondering if it will bring rain
Oh Rain
A midsummer rain after a string of hot days
A midsummer morning came after a string of hot summer days
A mid summer morning rain after a string of HOT
Track Name: Summer Feet
Bare feet-painted toes-ankle bracelet
Summer Feet
Warm breeze tossing up my curly hair as it tickles my neck
I need to go to the country when the trees turn green
Hey!
Those spooky voices messing up my perfect dream
This calls for a drive down the road with the windows down
Find a place by a stream where we can lay our blanket down
And you can kiss me like I am your own

Clear Night
Pretty summer skies
Bare feet
Sing over it

Robins singing turned to protest when I got too close
Like her I'm flapping my wings and guarding my post
It is wise to disguise yourself and strong when someone else is watching
Find a place in my dream where you can lay your blanket down
And you can kiss me like I am your own
Those scary voices are messing up my perfect dream
Track Name: String Theory
Where are you now?
Where are you now?
Did you find your way out?
Does string theory make sense?
Can you fly around like a little dancer
Can you fly around?
Where are you now?
Did you find your way out?
Does String theory still make sense?
Can you fly around like a little dancer
Do you spin around the World?
Or would that make you bored?

I see you soaring towards subjects
I see you soaring
I see you soaring towards subjects beyond my reach
Above my head
Your tolerance so slow
So low
For foggy minds like mine
For foggy minds like mine
Track Name: Stratto Calling
Wrote words, showed my feelings
A vulnerable occupation
It is what it means to be human for me
Separated but longing for connection, you know
I think there is no such thing as imperfection
For in my eyes sometimes the beauty is in difference
Even these gray overcast long day clouds
Of the Darkest Winter I have ever known
til now has shown some kind of necessary reminder of how
Somehow this will turn to Spring
I am going to figure out how to make myself wise
Every one I care for is going to know it
If they don’t I have to watch my words without censoring my self
Wrote words, exposed my feelings
A vulnerable occupation
This poet is either brave or stupid
No lines are bad, everyone has their own way of interpreting
It is all in the id
You heard what I said
You know what I said
It took a long time to find the rhyme
In the saddest song I ever wrote
On a cold dark winter's night
On a cold dark winter's night