By Heart

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PLEASE NOTE: If you buy an album via Bandcamp.com you can bring your reciept to one of our shows and get the "real" CD for free!

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

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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)

© & ℗ 2016 Appearance Records
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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Track Name: Parade
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
Track Name: I Just Don't Want To Know Why
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
Track Name: Like Lovers
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
Track Name: Love Will Let You Down
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
Track Name: First Thing On My Mind
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…
Track Name: By Heart
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
Track Name: Plastic Nights
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
Track Name: Rings Around Myself
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
Track Name: Family Home
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