No One Is An Island

by EAR

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1.
Lyrics: Waiting for a change Waiting for a rhyme to come along Looking through the ash Fumbling in the dirt to capture it Hanging on the wire Looking for a lightswitch in the dark Praying to no god But praying for a sign to make a start Racing through my room I´ll let this crazy speed tear me apart So tired and so low but a million miles to go One life to live But a million masks on show Feel like I should have been what you became So I´m breaking the news Come around again Come around again to see me grow Open up your eyes Find a bunch of lies and let me know Say it´s all been wrong Say you don´t wanna be a fake no more Looking for the words Unable to react, I´ll be on the floor So hot and so cold, but yet a million miles to go So young and so old with a million masks on show You´re on your way and it seems that you´re right But you´re miles away I´m getting ready I´m getting ready for For what awaits me I´m moving in with my final attack and a million miles to go I´m moving back but I move into black with a million miles to go Come around for what could shake you Come around for what could take you Get ready for what could break you Come around Sneak in, sneak in, sneak in.
2.
Lyrics: Sicker than now I have never been Quicker than thou no one´s ever been I just got lost in a circle of light Woke up alone to a harder fight And I said, stray dog, stray dog Come and lead the blind out Well I said, stray dog, stray dog I got to rely on you All of my accidents were sensitive and stable To break those rules, you know, I´m never really able Choose your words and mix ´em up to liquid fire The essence of poetry, the taste of desire But when you´re out of time at the end of the line It´s just a bottled rhyme Treasures are kept, diamonds are locked away Money is saved to keep the fear away Maybe you´re real, I think you really are You´re on my account of everlasting scars So I said, stray dog, stray dog Won`t you come and lead the blind out To the water´s edge, you know I´ve got to rely on you. Get beyound what you take away And what you lay right down is what you give away There is no chance to leave before you´re on the floor There ain´t no chance to leave before you´re out the door Choose your words and mix ´em up to remedies Potions of notions that taste so sweet But when you´re out of time at the end of the line It´s just a bottled rhyme Advice and help are rare in these moonlit times So you better take fast what you hardly find When you´re out of time at the end of the line It´s just a bottled rhyme Call me poor or a slave to beer This one rhymes cause I´m singing for e.a.r When you´re out of time at the end of the line It´s just a bottled rhyme Call me poor or a slave to fake I´ll carry on until I bend or break When you´re out of time at the end of the line It´s just a bottled rhyme It´s just a bottled rhyme Get beyound what you take away And what you lay right down is what you give away There is no chance to leave before you´re on the floor There ain´t no chance to leave before you´re out the door.
3.
Lyrics: Back up, back up Noboday´s pulling that weight from me I said back up, back up Nobody´s pulling away from me Cause I´ve been somewhere else on the borderline Somewhere else on the think and regret line Somewhere else I thought I´d like to be But I picked a road way too heavy for me Driving on and I´m pulling a fast train Driving on, driving on I don´t want nobody to mess with me on my single track road Don´t wanna see nobody ahead of me on my single track road I don´t want nobody to come along cause I´ve got some heavy load I don´t want nobody to mess with me on my single track road Down on a frown when the load it came down Down om a frown when the message came down And I looked like a clown when the circus burned down So I picked up my bag and I drove out of town And now I´m looking for the u turn into my paradise Looking for a ghost to materialize Look for an oasis right in front of my eyes But I never look for people, because people mean lies Looking for somebody, I know that it´s in vain Paradox trouble, and now it starts to rain Coming up, I´ll run straight into you now... I don´t want nobody to mess with me on my single track road...
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04:05
Lyrics: Take another lesson in friendship Take some more time to find what´s wrong Take some more paint to fill the gaps in Cause I believe there´s something coming over to you Take another lesson in trust, girl Find another space to move your things into Cause I believe there´s something coming over to you Hey, I believe there´s something coming over to you I´ll trace your steps and you will say There is no need for you to stay behind This little problem in the way Is unsolved and left behind Take another break up for granted And burn another hole into that photograph Take another lesson in friendship And grab up all your wisdom to end it now Cause I believe there´s something coming over to you Yes I believe there´s something coming over to you I´ll trace your steps and you will say There is no need for you to stay behind This little problem in the way Is unsolved and left behind One last lesson you could learn I see no point in always being there One last letter left to burn I see your point there, but hey, I don´t care.
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04:52
Lyrics: I got no face and no mask to show you, my friend I am hiding and cowering in a place near the end Well, it´s winter, and sunshine could attract me again But I got no face to come out with right now, my friend And oh Why do you always bring me close? I got no face to come out today to present and show off Keep it up, here I go And my way remains the same old trail, my friend Put yourself in my place There you go with no face I´m a coward, I´m an asshole, I´m a failure to be I am different, too different from what you might see I´m sick of it and I long for it and I let it all hang out With a soul full of razorbaldes and a head full of clouds And oh Why do you always bring me close? And I´ve got no song and no line today To sing out, and no chords and no words, here I go And my way remains the same old trail, my friend For so long I´ve been wrong To be here with no song And the love that I keep is what makes me survive When I raise up my hands it´s to keep you alive But my love is a rock and it drags me right down Got to raise up my voice to escape from this town And oh, don´t you always bring me close? I´ve got no face to come out today to present and show off, keep it up, here I go And my way remains the same old trail, my friend Put yourself in my place There you go with no face I got no face I got no song I gotta keep moving on I gotta keep moving on Well, I could have been straight I could have been shady And I could have been wise I could have been, maybe I gotta keep moving on...
6.
Lyrics: Drifting through the airport with no luggage and no shirt Nothing I could buy there for a pocketful of dirt Let me see the city if the taxi ride´s for free Hell I know this city, but does it remember me? Oh my travelling book, pages old and torn Oh my travelling book, friends and numbers gone Oh my travelling book, time to write a new one Oh my travelling book Ringing ancient doorbells, getting dressed in coats of paint Try to breathe in new air, but I try too hard and faint Fifty thousand strangers and an old love every day Thought I was a traveller, but right now I´m just a stray Oh my travelling book, your truth became a lie Oh my travelling book, you make the poor girl cry Oh my travelling book, only you know who I am Oh my travelling book.
7.
05:56
Lyrics: I found you on the corner of a world I could not call my own No one is an island But is destined to run out alone You´re crawling from the outskirts To a place that could turn out a home Creep a bit faster on down that street I´ll shoot the lines faster down onto my sheet And the truth isn´t what we want But a fake isn´t what we need Follow the road, I hope it takes you there No one`s awake But do we sleep? No... And the truth isn´t what we feel But the pain is now much too real So follow the road in the wind and rain The bible black darkness And what you´ll see there This endless beautiful pain Is a destination And you´ll never get there But I see this is just what you want And the truth is that I´ve been wrong So follow the road to the sea, the clouds The pieces mean something Ans dend your message down into my hole Watch it lift me And watch me drop back down I can´t do what you do I´m too much of a fool No one is an island To the shore that he may never reach No one is an island But the ocean is rude all the same No one is an island Fall asleep, fall asleep with the blame No one is an island Fall asleep, fall asleep when you´re dead The truth isn´t what you want.
8.
04:25
Lyrics: Cut my heart open wide on this restless slide And deny there is a bright side to it all Gun in hand and aiming at the tiny lights Well I don´t wanna see the bright side of it all Could have been knocked out But I´m on my feet Could have been an ice cube In the August heat Could have been a watchdog On a golden chain Could have been summer Drowned in autumn rain My heart is cut open wide on a restless slide And I don´t wanna see the bright side to it all With my eyes shut blind to the tiny lights Well I don´t wanna see the bright side to it all Could have been miraculous Or a numbered goat Somewhere inbetween I watch the pictures float Could have been fireworks In a high lit sky Anything and nothing But why should I Cut my heart open wide on this restless slide And deny there is a bright side to it all Gun in hand and aiming at the tiny lights Well I don´t wanna see the bright side to it all Could have been banned from the light But it´s not like that Could have been chosen to be cynical, some iron failure Led to believe I was lost But it´s snot like that Under my eyelids, there´s ma bright side to it all. Could have broken By some twist of fate Well, we just carry on now Neither wrecked nor straight You know what it feels like You´ve been there as well No it´s not a problem No it´s not a problem Forgotten line, yet a part of your last design And I would never see the bright side to it all Turn myself into ghost with a concrete spine And I would never see the bright side to it all Could have been banned from the light But it´s not like that Could have been chosen to be cynical, some iron failure Led to believe I was lost But it´s not like that Under my eyelids, there´s my bright side to it all My bright side to it all.
9.
Lyrics: You´ve got no shelter, only got a place to hide A little hole to keep you dry for one more night I know it´s tough when truth comes bursting from the clouds I know it´s tough when all your clothes get soaked in doubt But never mind the rain Pouring down on you again Never mind the rain Pouring down on you No father figure, no machine could save you now No recipe for peace of mind, but anyhow It´s only rain that can wash those stains away It´s only rain you can rely on in these days So never mind the rain Pouring down on you again Never mind the rain Pouring down on you.
10.
Lyrics: You hear the wind blowing You see the shops closing too The little cracks are showing everywhere around you And you say oh this is not your home Oh this is not your home You watch the sea rise And it gets into your eyes Well that old college vow You´ve got to make it now And you say oh this is not your home Oh this is not your home So many birds have gone So many cars move on So many broken songs Find you a new one There´s gonna be a new sky and a new town and a new love ahead of you
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Third album. We spent the whole year of 2004 working on this because we finally had the time to redo and re-record things. As a result, this album is richer, deeper, more carefully crafted. And very emotional. After finishing this, we left Burghausen and didn’t record any other album for more than three years.

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released February 2, 2005

all songs written by EAR
produced by R. Tschernuth - www.tschernuth.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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