Sorrow Beat

Sorrow Beat

Released in March 2000.
Available on Compact Disc.

Sorrow Beat

(Linernotes by Jürgen Hofbauer, early 2000)

Desert desert deserted failed but i'm successful remembering seeing us in a desert standin outside of our car playin new mexico no light but the moon above us and the bushes like lost true loved girls they lit up their way and there was noone still awake whisky cigarettes holding out sleeping in a strangers house last to b. bad sunrise in my- i say the loss i'm talking about is a possibility brush my teeth and i go to bed the days passed by and we drank them by sorrow is always getting bigger when it grows or when it tires out nowhere falling asleep drunk what a drinkin night staggering blue at the table when i -home, and when I'm home to drink till you're disappointed if all the paths are overgrown how the hell to know where to go helicopters were circling in our heads times love don't care a shit about them i left all of it in my song a yiddish one faithful sad dance of a one night affair that is stronger than love why can't i stay why am i to go you always have to leave something some place some face or something else you always have to go (i doubt the power of the drinkin´ night) home always seems to be what you leave behind "why can't i stay is about leavin a place you don't want to leave" is this what happened to dylan thomas is this what dylan thomas happened to she was asleep but looked familiar you could have thought that they were better than we or you could have also asked for a cigarette sure sure sure I drank scotch wine beer and tequila too just just all that we want is to walk on an overgrown path with someone we love or to sit with her in a bad hotelroom in the nighttime smokin cigarettes and talkin we have stared at the sun we have stared at the moon but we never received what could make us happy summer is threatening to become winter love to become absence no matter how many manhole covers you passed by a lightened up window in a darkened down night can still drive me to tears but you just have this feelin that it won't go away the fear the path the way the moon the summer the drinks the heat the beat the stumbling the trees the country the town time it's clinging on to me time is dead or the other way around and how can love overcome all I step out i breath out and we bring some whiskey smell into the world my rhythm in which i'm stranded everyone here has already three and it's so cold that you're able to see your own breath try to hide from the old tragedy it tasted good the evening the morning left me with this thought: i bet you gonna drink tonight times it fells good blabbering a song and you are not thinking about what happened five minutes ago you're just humming a melody a question the moon will have asked you when you get born into this world not to worry about the future revelation just to get over the past with the booze of the present i leave my lonesome beat hammering thoughts behind with these few lines (love is pretty important in it): bis heid auf 'd nocht bis heid auf 'd nocht wann i di küssn werd i trog mei hei ham i trog mei ham und mei ruckn is die weld i bin guat mit da weld i bin guat mit da weld wann i dei stimm hear bist du guat mit da weld bist du guat mit da weld waunst du des liad hearst a pilgrim prayer did resound when I put the old radio on and it played a sad melody long the moon shines up there like it always does just to lighten up some memory someone is broken hearted missed when she is called a secret a secret for you but to death birds she'd rather be heavenly humming the days passed by—with tears and without them an when the summer is gone there is nothin left to do but to be sad you can hold it in your heart but you cant hold summerlove back upon the way end of summer end of text

Tracks

01 bad news
02 the havana drink song heard from a sailor from el catiago
03 for the friends of dean martinez
04 how can love
05 five minutes ago
06 bis heid auf d'nocht
07 yiddish song
08 why can't I stay
09 new mexico
10 we have suffered
11 I think it won't go away
12 moonshiner
13 don't let the moon lighten up that memory
14 sommerliebeslied


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