Polkov

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credits

released October 31, 2014

All songs written by Laurenz Jandl,
except ‘Paul’s 316th Dream’ written by Paul Pfleger
All songs performed by Polkov

produced by Christofer Frank

mixed by Prince Frequency
recorded and engineered by Christofer Frank
recorded at Knöbl Records, Thalberg
mixed at the box, Graz
mastered by JJ Golden
performed by Alex Hackl, Florentina Finder, Günther Paulitsch, Jürgen Schmidt, Laurenz Jandl, Paul Pfleger

Pedal Steel—Jon Graboff on tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11
Strings—Klemens Bittmann on tracks 1, 5, 6
Trumpet—Matthias Bistan on tracks 6, 10
Saxophone—Heinrich von Kalnein on track 9
Saxophone—Stefan Tippler on track 10
Trombone—Juergen Oswald on track 10
Additional Electric Guitars—Paul Kramer, Christofer Frank

Bird Painting—Maurizio Bongiovanni
Layout & Logo —Lisa Weishäupl
Photograph—Alexander Krischner

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Track Name: Kamaro's Song
This is where it ends
Seems like a good place to start
This is exactly how it feels
You tried real hard
Not to give in
But the notion is breaking your heart

You wanna know how it all works out?
You’ll find out soon enough
Let’s just skip the waiting part
And give yourself a little shove
I know love
Love can mend a broken heart
And runs deeper than blood

We’re the flowers in your hair
We put the L in Alcohol
And we will change you forever

Dance, Act or Sing
It just has to come from within
You can fight them
Let’s just fight them
O, the terrible them
That tear down the ones
Who never gave up on the dream

We’re the flowers in your hair
We put the L in Alcohol
And we will change you forever
We’re the whispers in your ear
We’re the noise and we’re the fear
Of falling asleep

This is where it ends
Seems like a good place to start
Track Name: Reverie
The leaves outside the window don't exist to me
‘Cause in my mind it's still winter
And everything stays lost in reverie
You could jump off a building in the middle of the sea
And everything you said before
Stays lost in your own reverie

There goes your mother
She can walk across the water
So you must be a descendant
Of some powerful wizard
There goes your brother
He's looking nothing like you
So you must not believe
Anything they told you about your ancestry

The girls outside my window put up traps for me
They just want my body
And all i want is food and reverie
What if i were a doctor and all i did was smile all day
In my mind it's still winter
And you're forever lost in reverie

There goes your mother
She can walk across the water
So you must be a descendant
Of some powerful wizard
There goes your brother
He's looking nothing like you
So you must not believe
Anything they told you about your ancestry

Here comes our father
Looking angry and his heart
Is hurt from all the ordeals
I hurt him so much
Here comes my teacher
Wants to talk but I'm not listening
I do not believe
Anything they tell me about my ancestry
Track Name: Caterwaul
Everything I ever wanted from you was to lie
You were so tied up in his eyes
And all I ever dreamt of
Was your iceberg to melt
So I could get to the warm parts

After all, I've been waiting so long
I’ve been so goddamn patient

For what it's worth I know you tried
To get over yourself and his eyes
However as so often in life
Making make-believe
Just doesn’t pay off as well as it should

Your nipples
I’ve been so goddamn patient

Uh, I should have killed them all
Every person in that room
Except for you

Would have felt so sorry for yourself
It would have made you feel better
Match day at Old Trafford
But you just look for a little drama by the sidelines

Hey, wait up!
For a second there I thought
You'd actually stop

Uh, I should have killed them all
Every person in that room
Except for you

SOLO

Hey, wait up!
For a moment there I thought
You'd actually stop

Uh, I should have killed them all
Every person in the room
Except for you

Uh, whatever suits you best
But I think I'm going for the shotgun
Track Name: Changes
You see the air
Moving north
Changes in the atmosphere
You hear a silent voice
Caught in an endless talk
Chit chat, chit chat

Put back the vinyl in it's order, babe
I told you a million times
To keep your hands off my shit
Pass on the bourbon to me
He said
There's no time to pick a fight
No time to start a war

We're still the same old players
But it's a whole new game
Still the same old rules
But the weapons have changed
Still the same old shit
Going down regular ways
Nothing has changed
Except for everything
Everything has changed

Lucy fell for me
What a lucky man
Am I supposed to be?
But I am a shipwreck
Sinking to the bottom of the ocean

Where we're still the same old players
But it's a whole new game
Still the same old pedals
But the waters ran dry
Still the same old shit
Going down irregular ways
Nothing has changed
Except for everything
Everything has changed
Track Name: Hermione
You said I am likely
To become One of them
One of those guys
Still you think I am ready
You think I am strong enough

But I know it ain't real
It's some sort of magic trick
Some sort of spell

Where are you, Hermione?
And where did all the magic go
While I was gone for so long
Where are you Hermione?
And where did all the magic go?

She's a whizz kid
She knows her ways
Around the world
She's here to protect me
She's only here for so long

And I know it ain't real
It's some sort of magic trick
Some sort of spell

Where are you, Hermione?
And where did all the magic go
While I was gone for so long
Where are you, Hermione?
And where did all the magic go?

O
I’ll overdo it
This Time
This Time
Track Name: Promised Land
Everything I am, is a mirror
These days the darkness kicks in
The mirror shattered by a hot dog stand
You got out of hand
My promised land

Please, Please, excuse the way I talk
I am sad
So very very sad
All my love is lost to a cause
And I can't win for you, Elisabeth

Let's all do the nuclear spin
We can sing - at least we can still sing
Tell the dancer to illuminate
Let him burn
And turn, turn, turn
I had a dream of an underground station
I was chasing her by the blue
I spill my time, like sand
You got out of hand
My promised land

Please, Please, excuse the way I talk
I am sad
So very very sad
All my love is lost to a cause
And I can't win for you, Elisabeth

Every day feels like another reason lost
I ought to try to sit it out
Pour me another glass of sauce
We keep in touch;
Twice a year we write a few considered lines
And the one time we met in Graz
In a bar near the park

Please, Please, excuse the way I talk
I am sad
So very very sad
All my love is lost to a cause
And I can't win for you, Elisabeth
Track Name: The Lights
I don't wanna feel all so stupid
Now, you're just a girl
That justifies a lot
And I'm just a boy
Lost in the tall grass
Right outside the schoolyard
By the old mailbox

The lights shone down on us

The other night you caught me
Jerking off by your window
You just smiled
And let me in
Turned the television on loud
So your dad wouldn't hear us
I remember you morphing into spider
Crawling down my spine

The lights shone down on us
For the longest time
Until you broke my heart

Whatever happened to the greasy old lady?
Living next door
Listening to Van Halen all day
Said; “Ignorance is bliss” and slammed the door
Suitcase full of candy
In your hand

The lights shone down on us
For the longest time
Until you broke my heart

It's so nice to be free
Now the dark age
Of the iron cage Is over
As light as a feather
When the storm comes
Let the storm come

The lights shone down on us
For the longest time
Until you broke my heart
Track Name: Inbetweeners
We know why you didn't run
To whom do you bow?
Beijing Silk Figurine,
Zebra, or the Holy Cow?

Age of deliverance
Ride on into the next town
But you’re trapped in the Schwarzschild Radius
Forever doomed to stick around

Honey, Inbetweeners
Living by the book as one
Funny, how they see us
Talking to the morning sun

Moonspeak; in riddles
Voodoo dolls and ancient spells
Jesus saves, Cthulhu raves
Give us sunshine, give us hell

Age of airy indifference
Secrets never keep
And you'll never know how hard i tried
To wear my heart upon my sleeve

Honey, Inbetweeners
Living by the book as one
Funny, how they see us
Talking to the morning sun

Whatever works
It works for you
Let go of the pain and give it time
You’re coming through

Honey, Inbetweeners
Living by the book as one
Funny, how they see us
Talking to the morning sun
Track Name: Strangers
The world we perceive is a hologram
This isn’t time as we know it, but eternity
Streets turned to gold long ago
But I’m no king without a queen

Outside the fences, there she rides
Horses into the sunset
I want to speak up but I’m mute
And you’re deaf to what I have to say anyways

Still there is hope for those who wait
For me to come back
Hanging from a tree beneath the one
The one and only sun
My one and only - one

Lips are silently in love
And your eyes they seem forever
Tirelessly running through my veins
Into a big black ocean of pain

Mountains of the moon on my mind
We used to hang out by the riverside
Dancing to the distant beat of drums
Waiting for that feeling to come

Time passes, like a river flows
But not around here
No, Not around here
Hanging from a tree, we are the one
The one and only sun
The one and only - one
Track Name: Paul's 316th Dream
Time is caught in a seashell-box
And everyone around is asleep
You can’t go far if you say goodnight
To everyone you meet
I know by now that I knew by then
My monkey lost her face in the crowd
Her tail is cut and her feet are burned
But still she makes me proud

All those crimes and all those times
We couldn’t get away
With all those lies and no supplies
They make and break it everyday

I don’t think heaven is far from hell
My devil is a cynical clown
I can’t escape from this railroad tent
Because my horse is brown
It took a while for my flag to fly
But then a breeze of wind was pushing the sail
And though it took me up to her window ledge
I was about to fail

All those crimes and all those times
We couldn’t get away
With all those lies and no supplies
They make and break it everyday

My world got hit by a cannonball
My ship’s about to sink to the ground
The sea is rough and I’m far from land
No we won’t be found
The first one was a banana split
The last one; a kiss on the cheek
I don’t expect you to understand
But still it makes me weak

All those crimes and all those times
We couldn’t get away
With all those lies and no supplies
They make and break it everyday
Track Name: Pictures
Drawing pictures of a house
Nobody lives in anymore
Calling your parents
But they swear, they don't know where you are
I can't hold on to those dreams
Forever – Now

Making out on rooftops at night
We don’t miss the sun at all
Driving to your parents place
But they don't know where you are
And I can't hold on to those dreams
Forever - now

Yesterday was terrible
Yesterday is gone
At least, yesterday is gone

Most things are different these days
I’m making the same jokes
but I can't make anybody laugh
Driving to your parents place
But they don’t know where you are
And I can't hold on to those dreams
Forever - Now

Yesterday was terrible
Yesterday is gone
At least, yesterday is gone