No One Is An Island

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ABOUT:
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

© & ℗ 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: 1000000 Miles
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.
Track Name: Bottled Rhyme
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.
Track Name: Single Track Road
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...
Track Name: Lessons
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.
Track Name: No Face
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...
Track Name: Travelling Book
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.
Track Name: Island
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.
Track Name: Bright Side
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.
Track Name: Never Mind The Rain
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.
Track Name: Sky Town Love
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