S

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1.
03:34
2.
05:38
3.
04:55
4.
04:48
5.
05:20
6.
04:15
7.
03:41
8.
05:07
9.
04:46
10.
11.

about

Rich on cinematic effect, layered with aural surprises, this narrative piece of program-music disguised as postpop/postrock beckons you to decode its heart and soul, blood and bones. This is how it feels to be lost by design and still safe. Somewhat.

1. Safe 3:35
2. Saturnalia 5:39
3. Shift / 4:55
4. Smoke / 4:49
5. Selfish / 5:20
6. Sigh / 4:16
7. Shattered / 3:41
8. Stet / 5:08
9. Still / 4:46
10. Sevenhundred52 / 5:36
11. Scetch / 3:15

1. SAFE
everything …

everything breaks
in both body and mind
i found being lost
is a sound place to be
there is no intent
just possibility realized

have you ever been this lost
have you ever known such grace
have you ever been this safe

you just walk away
from anything (anything, anything, anything)
don’t you find being lost
is a good place to be
feeling what you say here
won’t offend me

have you ever been this lost
have you ever known such grace
have you ever been this safe

getting lost with you
is like being lost with me
boundaries break
and bridges burn

have you ever been this safe
have you ever been this safe
have you ever been this safe
have you ever been this safe
have you ever been this safe
have you ever been this safe
have you ever been this safe
have you ever been this safe
have you ever

3. SHIFT
trembling obedience
sultry and grimed
we try
candid devotion
in this black heat
we die

brush, subtle traces
the unexpected
stroke by stroke
created memories
created in flesh
one by one

sweetest plague
resistance grows hard
in this, the newly bought and broken
the hellish gray fades

one thousand and second coming
i’ll forget everything
lovers vow to die
in white hot unison

naked, insatiable beauty
doomed only to bliss
like a novel, badly translated
shifting in shackles and lace

these created memories
created in flesh
one by one

dieses Lied täuscht vor ein Traum zu sein
biss er wirklich wird
und alles andere wird Bedeutungslos

4. SMOKE
My madness is insomnia tonight
Rituals don’t matter
They just fuel the fight
Your sleep never fails to mock me
Close your eyes – and you’re gone
I’m crazy, alone.
Where the hell is it you go?

Your dreams can take you
Can take you anywhere
Insomnia takes me
Leads me everywhere I go
(Insomnia takes me)

Crippled fantasies of blind nothingness
Caress me, hold me, tie me down
Oh fuck, don’t you love it
Each mistake returns to haunt me
Everything I might have done
As obsessions explode
There is one place I can’t go

Your dreams can take you
Can take you anywhere
Insomnia takes me
Leads me everywhere I go

As daylight swells with hunger
Darkside turns into smoke
As daylight swells …

5. SELFISH
Give me what I want
and when I please.
Fuck you for mentioning
that I say my w's like v's.
I just want a triple shot.
And I want you on your knees.
Get on your knees.
I read my news out loud,
don't care what you do.
Play these 5 chords for hours
-when did you leave the room?
Won't take that call past 8
and probably not before.
To hell with all this othering,
don't want it anymore
I'll stay awake and tak and take (and take)
until I crash and burn.
You'll whisper something
... I won't hear
I just want you naked now,
so close your eyes and listen to me,
listen to me
I'll take you where and how
and when and as I please .
And know there's no one except for you
more selfish than me.


6. SIGH
This is what you’ll get
She sighs
It’s not a great prize
I lived a thousand lives
She sighs
And died a thousand times

There must be a final page
Somewhere
Killings come so fast these days

The fault-lines in my heart
Always
Your fingertips bruise

I never wanted this
She sighs
So now you will teach me

You found this gypsy girl
She sighs
Dancing into the fire

She sighs when I come
And she sighs when I go
I win this insight
With her hands untied

This is what you’ll get
She sighs
It’s not a great prize

We can live a thousand lives
She sighs
And die a thousand times

I sigh when she comes
And she sighs when I go
Sequestered
Into silence we fall

7. SHATTERED
It was a white knuckled night
Try as we did our eloquence failed
Trailing a day of eternity
In to a night of eternity

So we dragged in the words
That had never belonged here
But were intended for other times
Used to be yours, used to be mine

Hard as brass knuckled words
Ones that never belonged here
From other places, other heads
Our other spaces, other beds

And we threw them around
Like children with power tools

Stupid words, real stupid fools
We heard the bulletproof bubble
Shatter


8. STET
(At the mercy ... inside my heart)

At the mercy of the cold world
And silence lived inside my heart

Killing time where there's some to spare
Just as if you were never there
My fingers twitch finding only air
Killing time where there's some to spare

(dot, dot, dot)

As you, I'll take the hurt
Metallic taste of broken time
It never breaks, just begs for more
Suspends believe on wings of steel

Killing time where there's some more to spare
Just as if you were never here
And I'll live as if I never dared
Killing time where there's some more to spare

A skin of trust this bubble builds
Expanding ocean burns
See the weeds between these tracks
Travel across time just to get back

We create this slanted axis
and the spine is build on waves

Stet this
You were never gone

9. STILL
Let me still that hunger
Let me turn down that heat
Let me drown this room in silence
Let me drift of with you
Let me in, let me stay
Over and over again
Over and over again

Let me keep those eyes open wide
Be still now and let me keep this time
This time

Then let me slip a bit of reason in
Calm the panic that you know
Whisper that word you need to hear
Let my sunday hand slide
Let me breathe all this in
Over and over again
Over and over again

Let me keep that heart on a beat
Just let me keep this time standing still
Let me keep these eyes open wide
Be still now and let me keep this time

10. SEVENHUNDRED52
You don’t make me happy and you are not

One of my 752 closest friends


Who would see me say, “let’s get a drink” (again)

You are not and you don’t

You don’t make me happy
You just let me
be

You don’t make me complete and you will not

Right now, later or at another, distant time


Hear me thank you for changing what was mine

You will not and you don’t

You don’t make me happy
You just let me
be

credits

released 11 September 2011

Recorded and mixed: Odense and Chicago.
Music/Lyrics: Arne Hou Uerkvitz
Lyrics: Sheren Spence Frame

© 2011 th(is)how
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Recorded and mixed:
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All music and lyrics by
Arne Hou Uerkvitz
Sheren Spence Frame

© 2010 th(is)how
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Track Name: SAFE
everything …

everything breaks
in both body and mind
i found being lost
is a sound place to be
there is no intent
just possibility realized

have you ever been this lost
have you ever known such grace
have you ever been this safe

you just walk away
from anything (anything, anything, anything)
don’t you find being lost
is a good place to be
feeling what you say here
won’t offend me

have you ever been this lost
have you ever known such grace
have you ever been this safe

getting lost with you
is like being lost with me
boundaries break
and bridges burn

have you ever been this safe
have you ever been this safe
have you ever been this safe
have you ever been this safe
have you ever been this safe
have you ever been this safe
have you ever been this safe
have you ever been this safe
have you ever
Track Name: SHIFT
trembling obedience
sultry and grimed
we try
candid devotion
in this black heat
we die

brush, subtle traces
the unexpected
stroke by stroke
created memories
created in flesh
one by one

sweetest plague
resistance grows hard
in this, the newly bought and broken
the hellish gray fades

one thousand and second coming
i’ll forget everything
lovers vow to die
in white hot unison

naked, insatiable beauty
doomed only to bliss
like a novel, badly translated
shifting in shackles and lace

these created memories
created in flesh
one by one

dieses Lied täuscht vor ein Traum zu sein
biss er wirklich wird
und alles andere wird Bedeutungslos
Track Name: SMOKE
My madness is insomnia tonight
Rituals don’t matter
They just fuel the fight
Your sleep never fails to mock me
Close your eyes – and you’re gone
I’m crazy, alone.
Where the hell is it you go?

Your dreams can take you
Can take you anywhere
Insomnia takes me
Leads me everywhere I go
(Insomnia takes me)

Crippled fantasies of blind nothingness
Caress me, hold me, tie me down
Oh fuck, don’t you love it
Each mistake returns to haunt me
Everything I might have done
As obsessions explode
There is one place I can’t go

Your dreams can take you
Can take you anywhere
Insomnia takes me
Leads me everywhere I go

As daylight swells with hunger
Darkside turns into smoke
As daylight swells …
Track Name: SELFISH
Give me what I want
and when I please.
Fuck you for mentioning
that I say my w's like v's.
I just want a triple shot.
And I want you on your knees.
Get on your knees.
I read my news out loud,
don't care what you do.
Play these 5 chords for hours
-when did you leave the room?
Won't take that call past 8
and probably not before.
To hell with all this othering,
don't want it anymore
I'll stay awake and tak and take (and take)
until I crash and burn.
You'll whisper something
... I won't hear
I just want you naked now,
so close your eyes and listen to me,
listen to me
I'll take you where and how
and when and as I please .
And know there's no one except for you
more selfish than me.
Track Name: SIGH
This is what you'll get
She sighs
It’s not a great prize

I lived a thousand lives
She sighs
And died a thousand times

Ha, there must be a final page
somewhere
killings come so fast These days

The faultlines in my heart
Always
Your fingertips bruise

I never wanted this
She sighs
So now you will teach me

You found this gypsygirl
She sighs
Dancing into the fire

She sighs when I come
And she sighs when I go
I win this insight
As her hands are tied

This is what you'll get
She sighs
It’s not a great prize

We can live a thousand lives
She sighs
And die a thousand times

I sigh when she come
And she sighs when I go
Sequestered
Into silence we fall
Track Name: SHATTERED
it was a white knuckled night
try as we did our eloquence failed
trailing a day of uncertainty
into a night of eternity

so we dragged in the words
that had never belonged here
but were intended for other times
used to be yours, used to be mine

hard-ass, brass-knuckled words
ones that never belonged here
from other places, other heads
our other spaces, other beds

and we threw them around
like children with power tools
stupid words, we're stupid fools
we heard a bulletproof bubble
shatter
Track Name: STET
(At the mercy ... inside my heart)

At the mercy of the cold world
And silence lived inside my heart

Killing time where there's some to spare
Just as if you were never there
My fingers twitch finding only air
Killing time where there's some to spare

(dot, dot, dot)

As you, I'll take the hurt
Metallic taste of broken time
It never breaks, just begs for more
Suspends believe on wings of steel

Killing time where there's some more to spare
Just as if you were never here
And I'll live as if I never dared
Killing time where there's some more to spare

A skin of trust this bubble builds
Expanding ocean burns
See the weeds between these tracks
Travel across time just to get back

We create this slanted axis
and the spine is build on waves

Stet this
You were never gone
Track Name: STILL
Let me still that hunger
Let me turn down that heat
Let me drown this room in silence
Let me drift of with you
Let me in, let me stay
Over and over again
Over and over again

Let me keep those eyes open wide
Be still now and let me keep this time
This time

Then let me slip a bit of reason in
Calm the panic that you know
Whisper that word you need to hear
Let my sunday hand slide
Let me breathe all this in
Over and over again
Over and over again

Let me keep that heart on a beat
Just let me keep this time standing still
Let me keep these eyes open wide
Be still now and let me keep this time
Track Name: SEVENHUNDRED52
You don’t make me happy and you are not

One of my 752 closest friends


Who would see me say, “let’s get a drink” (again)

You are not and you don’t

You don’t make me happy
You just let me
be

You don’t make me complete and you will not

Right now, later or at another, distant time


Hear me thank you for changing what was mine

You will not and you don’t

You don’t make me happy
You just let me
be