The Vibe Singles (EP2019)

A Smile Within
I leave you fumble in the dark
but there’s no need to say goodbye

I’m white bread, jam and a diet Coke
I’m the sunshine under snow
I’m nothing you can read or understand

Ohh, a smile within, deep pain

I’m the great shining darkness
that will show you the way
back to the end where it all starts

I’m the first step at the very end of a circle of songs
to make you feel alright and twist your heart

Ohh, a smile within, deep pain

I leave, you fumble in the dark
but there’s no need to say goodbye

I Still Get the Calls
So we’re down by the pond, we’ve paid for our seats
to watch the Sunday special, but it’s not a show
not a show to please

It’s the last clump of trees still standing, in town
waving in, silence yet a while

My cousins from Port, sailed out to space
we stood at the cliffs tilted our heads
20 years ago

I still get the calls, they’re doing just fine
but they thin out in distortion day by day

And you will always be around me,
shield me from the black winds keep me in control
and you said you’ll guide us, guide us while we live another day

We shut down the west side, abandon the lake
but with the 4th generation of food
they said we’ll be, we’ll be safe and sound

I still get the calls, they’re doing just fine
but they thin out in distortion day by day

And you will always be around me,
shield me from the black winds keep me in control
and you said you’ll guide us, guide us while we live another day

and you said you’ll guide us, guide us while we live another day
in sunshine storm and thunder, I still get the calls, they’re doing just fine

Aina
And I, a long time ago
when time didn’t race, and the days
were mostly quiet and hard, hard as a fall

And I, saw fever in mom
dad left with the gun, and a long sweeping wind
eleven on the doorstep, and kid you died in my arms

Open up your heart, come let us in
It’s hard and it’s hard, would you believe me
into the night, and onwards and on
I am now released, I’m free

And years, on top of years
life can be good, dried out tears
still a hate for the vainglorious bank
that watched as we sank

Open up your heart, come let us in
It’s hard and it’s hard, would you believe me
into the night, and onwards and on
I am now released, I’m free

I’m Aina and don’t pity me

Seven Sisters
These are the times that will save us, this will set us free
and so, so they started the spree

All across the world and the sky, in complete control
Godspeed, liberation came with labour and a wheeze

Seven sisters of hope, and decay

Look at me I am tired, it once said to me
in a dream, and I, I just looked away
I just looked away, in shame, and a sense of beating

Seven sisters of hope, and decay
and a sense of beating, seven sisters and hell

Soil black once was the new black, turned out to be dirt
and grime, but glow in our dreams

Seven sisters of hope, and decay
and a sense of beating, seven sisters and hell

 

Save the Night
As I was ready, to go hello I saw you
at the milk bar up in Chinatown

and you, you said hi to me, and I tried to say goodbye
but once you start, you never stop

You said always on the run, this is the modern death

Save the night from our shadows
save some time, and we’ll be fine

I was in a fight searching for peace
and cheap drinks to ease my soul

running for all the doors
and the end of, end of this line

And It’s not the pain, but how to explain

Save the night from our shadows
save some time, and we’ll be fine

One Hand on Your Shoulder (Remix Christian Augustin)
When thunder rolls into our street all the words are empty, and time is still
Just like the song from my old dream, not completely clear, not completely dark

He’s got one hand on your shoulder, waiting to take you away
Cause you don’t wave you drown
And the writing on the wall says leave now or die

But what are we supposed to do, but hold our heads high, while we fall
When we stand in the backyards of our time, cemented in the doldrums, eyelids of gold

He’s got one hand on your shoulder, waiting to take you away,
Cause you don’t wave you drown
And the writing on the wall says leave now or die

When thunder rolls into our street all the words are empty, and time is still

 

Album: Epilogue (2015)

Administration of despair

Did you hear the shots ring out this morning
blended echoes in our minds
leaving messages of terror on the streets
these sounds are postcards sent from hell

When the night comes we can hide behind these walls, from the administration of despair
reach out to me, and I won’t let you go, no I won’t let you go

This is a sweet but bloodstained carol
made of poison, love and fear
to the police and friends, sons, murderers and thieves
will we, will we ever be alright

When the night comes we can hide behind these walls, from the administration of despair
reach out to me, and I won’t let you go, no I won’t let you go

 

I still find it hard to breathe   

Bright neon light, guide us over dark fields and save
a little song for us, when the trail is a guess, and the time is a thief

Sometimes I travel safe, and the writing in my head
is covered in the crowd, sometimes I feel no fear, sometimes
I stand in hell

Not that I don’t know, no I know what counts here
but I still find it hard, still find it hard to breathe
but if you hold me tight, I promise to stay by your side
and we’ll fight away the fear, when we find it hard to breathe

This is the great escape, relentless in its search and gray
for a shattered band, one document short, the bloodsport of our time

Not that I don’t know, no I know what counts here
but I still find it hard, still find it hard to breathe
but if you hold me tight, I promise to stay by your side
and we’ll fight away the fear, when we find it hard to breathe

 

The rain kept on falling 

I’m still waiting for you, at the junction you said, at the grocery store
but the shops are all closed, shut down and gone, rebuilt into something you wouldn’t know
While the hours melt into a dream

And the rain, the rain kept on falling, and I was stuck in a smile
It’s hard to say why, while the rain, the rain kept on falling, now when all hope is blurred
vague almost over and gone

You know, you should know where to find me, I’ve still got my scar
I’m still wearing blue
and you still smile like an angel, I think, what’s in your hopes, are you still alive
while the hours melt into a dream

And the rain, the rain kept on falling, and I was stuck in a smile
It’s hard to say why, while the rain, the rain kept on falling, now when all hope is blurred
vague almost over and gone

 

Epilogue

And at the end, did you recognize your thoughts
they left shadows in your breath and vague prints in your eyes

And I floated up high alone, free from all the weight
and the string