By Heart

by EAR

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1.
04:20
Lyrics: Whatever you know, whatever you say It`s a glorious sunset to a random day Jingles of cell phone commercials ringing out from the shade My my, hey hey, gonna join the parade They were close to desperate, they were looking for you While you had the nerve not to do what you really really really really wanna do But they still have your forms and it`s not too late My my, hey hey, come and join the parade Don`t let a million lost souls wait My my, hey hey, come and join the parade Don`t let a million lost souls wait It`s all kisses and fun when you`re in the parade She`s got her arm around you and her tongue in your ear Red sun beats on the avenue, there`s nothing to fear But where do you go, where do you go? Moment of weakness, where do you go? Hey hey, my my, come and join the parade Don`t let a million lost souls wait Only kisses and fun in the parade Don`t need to know where you go when you`re in the parade There`s only one way to go in the parade
2.
Lyrics: Get in, I´m all set to drive away with you And maybe a little white lie will see us through I ain`t got no clue if this is what you wanna do But I don`t wanna waste my time thinking this through There are no homes along this road And no stars in the sky But I just don`t want to I just don`t want to, I just don`t want to know why On a racetrack I race back towards the starting line And hell I know that I won`t come in first this time On my way home I wait for our paths to intertwine But it might as well be someone else I`m taking home this time And she won`t hold my hand And I won`t look her in the eye But I just don`t want to know why I am free, so free To be me and only me There are no homes along this road And no stars in the sky But I just don`t want to know why
3.
04:50
Lyrics: Walls of love come up when you get close to me You and me, we should stop this in its tracks In the trees the birds they seem to laugh at me Flying up and never coming back They feel this is not real, we`re only trying They know this kind of stuff will just blow up In our faces, in our eyes they just can see it, see it, see it We`re just here to feel like lovers feel And in our hearts we both know we`ll never be it, be it, be it But when we kiss we`re feeling just like lovers What would be if I just kept your hand in mine And grew accustomed to your skin You and me, two soldiers dancing out of line Against the emptiness within We know we might not win, we`re only running But looking round I don`t wanna be at war Cause in our faces, in our eyes they just can see it, see it, see it We`re just here to feel like lovers feel And in our hearts we both know we`ll never be it, be it, be it But when we kiss we`re feeling just like lovers They feel this is not real, and they are right, you know You hear the silence just before the bang? Cause in our faces, in our eyes they just can see it, see it, see it We just came here to feel like lovers And in our hearts we both know we`ll never be it, be it, be it But when we kiss we`re feeling just… And if you stay maybe someday we both could see it, see it, see it Waking up and feeling just like lovers Exchanging rings and planting seeds and then we`ll be it, be it, be it Then let `em laugh cause we`ll be perfect lovers
4.
Lyrics: All her kisses are slowly fading And now you`re on a late night train Monkeys and devils keep debating You`re staring out into the rain Well, here`s a song to bring you further down A bitter one to follow you around Love will let you down again Love will let you down You`ve kept it down and you`ve stayed on track, boy But something weighed heavy upon your chest And sometimes emptiness strikes back, boy Because some good loves just don`t last Well, here`s a tune to tell you nothing is alright To hum or croon every single night Love will let you down again Love will let you down again Well, here`s a song to bring you even further down Another bitter one to follow you around Love will let you down again Love will let you down
5.
Lyrics: It`s kinda hard to remember last night in bright daylight But it`s all coming back to me now into plain sight I did all those things I`d done plenty of times before But you did something that I could not ignore You said you really wanted to be with me Straight up, no shit And with a smile just as sweet as can be you took my hit I don`t know what you`re seeing in me, but surely it`s not me But you made me think that maybe that`s who I want to be What you said last night is the first thing on my mind today And the thought of you I cannot leave behind today I`m staring at the sun and maybe I`ll go blind this way But it feels so good you`re the first thing on my mind today But you know the kind of guy that I am So don`t get too close I`d only hurt you and not give a damn You know how it goes I wouldn`t wanna lie when I say you`re the one But I know I could But maybe I`m scared of what I`ve become and wanna change for good What you said last night… Take what you want from what you feel Take what you want from what you feel What you said last night…
6.
04:24
Lyrics: We all got that invitation A friend of ours, a big time celebration Family life, the strongest of foundations So we stared at cardboard hearts Now we`re back home of all places Beaming smiles on disillusioned faces Sure we`ve run all kinds of races I know it all by heart Cause it`s been a long time since I`ve opened up my heart to anyone I just let it beat and I just let it bleed And I`m steering clear of anyone So I meet you in the churchyard We steal away for vodkas in the car park We`re slightly moved by future`s little kickstart A hole is in our hearts Cause where the hell are we at? We still feel so young, romantic, cynical and sad Kiss me now, there`s nothing wrong with that Cause it`s been a long time since you`ve opened up your heart to anyone You just let it beat and you just let it bleed And you`re steering clear of anyone And after all the action We all head off into different directions I`ll roam the streets singing ‘Satisfaction’ I think I know that song by heart, yeah Cause it`s been a long time since I´ve opened up my heart to anyone I just let it beat and I just let it bleed And I´m steering clear of anyone
7.
Lyrics: Come in from the cold, my love Today was such a drag With all the lies we`ve told, my love We`re slowly losing track Cause everything we say is waiting to be done Waiting in the dark, my love Beneath some plastic sun So speak out and be straight, we`ve got nothing to hide I`m walking in the dark, my love through all those plastic nights I shiver at the thought of it But I`m freezing anyway But with friendly smiles we`d slaughter this I guess we`ll do it any day Cause everything we say is waiting to be done Waiting in the dark, my love Beneath some plastic sun So speak out and be straight, we`ve got nothing to hide I´m walking in the dark, my love through all those plastic nights through all those plastic nights
8.
Lyrics: Here`s my reason, I`ve got no reason, the reason I`ve had has disappeared Love came shining, love came blinding And then it sort of left me here The place goes crazy about some rhythm, hammering till the morning comes A blur of bodies, hands keep reaching, reaching out for anyone So I`m dancing, so I`m mingling, gonna party my heart out in here Here`s my reason, I need no reason, the reason I had has disappeared Love gets lost, the emptiness is full of stars I`m getting dizzy drawing rings around myself Keep up the noise and put a drink in front of me I`m only wrestling with myself Drawing rings around myself So here`s where I am and here`s where I`ll be to take another chance We`re not being loved, just being fucked But hey, come join the dance Love gets lost…. And if I could I`d throw it all away
9.
04:06
Lyrics: Walking by my old family home to see Is there still something left inside? All the memories are free to wander in October light No other place for love to go than a cosy blindspot in our minds The wonders of the past won`t show on red brick and a window with drawn blinds I see you walking through your old neighbourhood There`s nothing really left to find You hear your own heartbeat You`ve done all that you could They love you They love you Walk on Walk on Walk on

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ABOUT:
Fifth album. An album about love in the absence of love. Being a live act really changed our approach to songwriting, making the album more organic and song-centered than any of our previous works. This is also the first e.a.r album to feature real drums! Recorded in Berlin between November 2009 and May 2010. It features a lot of songs we play live, like I Just Don’t Want To Know Why, Love Will Let You Down, Plastic Nights, Parade, Like Lovers and the title track.

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released July 22, 2010

CREDITS
all songs written by EAR.
produced, mixed and mastered by Raphael Tschernuth - www.tschernuth.com
Artwork and photography by Myriam Leymarie (www.myriam-leymarie.com)

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Instrumental versions of the music for the use in TV, theater and film productions are available at www.appearance-records.com

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EAR Berlin, Germany

Once upon a time, two drama students started recording songs together. Since then, EAR have released 8 albums, the latest one being ELYSIAN FIELDS in Jan. 2015. Originally started as a kind of Lo Fi studio project with electronic influences, you could now describe their music as indie pop. They are 100% independent and like it like that! ... more

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