Smalltown Collapse

by EAR

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1.
03:31
Lyrics: Oh sure I´m sorry to hear this But I´m dying to hear some more Forgotten fruit rotting to the core So I move a little closer Forgetting all the lessons learned Forgotten flower waiting to be yearned Pass me some little vision Pass me some little plan you´ve made Forgotten flower, in bloom but it´s too late That´s why I´m always gonna spy today and spy tomorrow Never realize that it´s a package of sorrow Oh sure I´m anxious to feel you But I´m more anxious to feel some more Forgotten flower stripped down at your door Oh pass me some little vision Pass me some little plan you´ve made I´m so afraid I´ll be back but it´s too late That´s why we´re always gonna spy today and spy tomorrow Never realize that it´s a package of sorrow Spy today Spy tomorrow And we´re still gonna spy tomorrow Spy for life We are spies for life We are spies for life with nothing but sorrow Rattle and shake us cause we´re all hollow Really hollow Really hollow And we´re still gonna spy tomorrow.
2.
Lyrics: Okay, it was a rough day And nobody´s gonna come around here So I pick up my clothes, I pick up my money I pick up everything I need for a night out with the beasts Nilou comin round the corner Sam is not so far away When I´m walking close I can hear them laughin Walking close I´m gonna hear them say That nothing´s good and nothing´s straight for a night out A night out with the beasts, yeah Just a night out with the beasts, yeah Walking close you can hear me coming Dropping all my drinks for you Walking close, gonna hear you running Cause you´re getting away Getting away from a night out with the beasts It´s just a night out with the beasts, yeah I´m comin´comin´over...
3.
Lyrics: Beloved friend, I know I´ve kicked your ass I know I´ve knocked you down so bad Let my excuse limb down to you and give you back a little bit of what we´ve had Is this the way of the world? Is this the way that it whirls? And could you ever ever hear me? Beloved friend, I know this is diplomacy That game of masks and noble lies Beloved friend in your sorrow shell All that´s wrong is that you´re not so well Beloved friend down in your private hell You feel no pain that I can´t tell Is this the way of the world? Is this the way that it whirls? Could you ever ever hear me? You´ve got yourself on a string Wait for yourself in the wings Could you ever ever hear me? With a medication of drinks and a songbird that won´t sing Could you ever ever hear me?
4.
Lyrics: Before you go out Make your mask and make it good I´ll make sure that you´ll miss me right the way you should Before you go out Make sure everyone´s upfront And I´ll go Turning turning turning turning in my sleep Yeah I´ll be Turning turning turning turning in my sleep Before you go out I´d like to tell you Those little things that make me miss you Before you go out Make your mask and make it good Before you go out just make sure it´s understood That I´ll go Turning turning turning turning in my sleep Yeah I´ll go Turning turning turning turning in my sleep Before you go out I´d like to tell you Those little things that make me miss you And that I´d really like to get to know you Before you go out Before you go out Make your mask Make your mask.
5.
Lyrics: You spread the contact disease all over this place You spread your breaking up news without a look in the face But I feel something coming on We´re gathering already and it won´t be long Until we know where you are We´ve got you on our bastard radar You´ve got something that we´re gonna do in Because we´re wrecking all handies tonight Wrecking handies tonight. The one who speaks, he shall not hide The smalltown lives and the smalltown´s right So if you move, turn off your light Because we´re wrecking all handies tonight Tonight Tonight I can´t believe that it´s tonight We know where you are We´ve got you on our bastard radar You´ve got something that we´re gonna do in Because we´re wrecking all handies tonight.
6.
Lyrics: Welcome to the only place You can go to tonight, yeah yeah yeah Well, I said welcome to the only place Well I´m not sure if it serves you right Cause where else could your glass be filled until the wee hour of twelve? Well, we know you´re young and out for fun But the girls here, they talk to themselves Not everyone here is good for a beer But it goes down better shoulder by shoulder So rise from your chair and fall down the stairs You may feel old Well, they´re all older So welcome to the only place Happy to serve you tonight.
7.
Lyrics: Wo auch immer ich mich rumtreib Es bleibt bei mir Jedesmal wenn ich stehenbleib Sagt es mir: Nur weiter, nur weiter Nur weiter, nur weiter... In all diesen nutzlosen Träumen Hälts mich fest In all diesen schmutzigen Räumen Ist es meine Pest Nur weiter, nur weiter Du bist noch lang nicht da Nur weiter, nur weiter Du siehst noch lang nicht klar Morgen ist Schluss Ich tu den Schritt weil ich muss Ich sag dir, morgen bin ich weg, mein Freund Morgen ist Schluss Ich nehm den letzten Bus Ich sag dir, morgen bin ich weg, mein Freund Morgen ist Schluss Hier kommt der letzte Kuss Ich geh den Weg zu Fuß Morgen bin ich weg, mein Freund Nur weiter, nur weiter... Wann auch immer ich dich wegdrück Verschwinden tust du nie Komm nie mehr zu mir zurück Es klingt so ähnlich wie Nur weiter, nur weiter Ich glaub du bist noch lang nicht da Nur weiter, nur weiter Ich glaub du siehst noch lang nicht klar Morgen ist Schluss Ich nehm den letzten Bus Ich sag dir, morgen bin ich weg, mein Freund Morgen ist Schluss Hier kommt der letzte Kuss Ich sag dir, morgen bin ich weg, mein Freund Morgen bin ich weg, mein Freund Morgen bin ich weg, mein Freund.
8.
Lyrics: My girlfriend says she´s only been there twice She speaks so fast, no one could catch those lies And I must confess I have been there too It only leaves you blue But it´s better than smalltown collapse Smalltown collapse That nails you to your bed Cages the bird inside your head Leaves your underpants soaking wet with regret Smalltown collapse You better waste You better waste your time away You better run You better run and hide away You better tell me the truth You better show me the proof You better wail Smalltown collapse That nails you to your bed Cages the bird inside your head Leaves your underpants soaking wet With regret.
9.
02:49
Lyrics: He´d found a desperate hideout He filled the air with nasty screams He saw their faces He knew them all You never figured how it would be for Mercutio to fall Watching Mercutio fall He had the guts to show us all Oh Mercutio, Mercutio Mercutio Hanging firm as he was hanging on the wire Mercutio, Mercutio Brave and much too shy Iron heart with a flower trapped inside He´d been through Juliets and unmade beds Up to concrete heads, up to that rocky ledge Oh Mercutio, Mercutio You can watch him fall tonight.
10.
Lyrics: All you people in your desperate hideout places And all you people in the fearless dropout chases Try to do the thing that you always wanted Now I´m telling you to do the thing that you always wanted Kick the habit while you´re on your feet Kick the habit and just run around, run around Kick the habit and hit the streets Won´t you open up to that joyful sound, joyful sound All you people on your curious flatline cruises And all you people with your handsome skin deep bruises All you people in your cold dry bathtubs And getaway buses driving nowhere Everybody out there, come on, listen to me When I say Kick the habit while you´re on your feet Kick the habit and just run around, run around Kick the habit and hit the streets Won`t you open up to that joyful sound, joyful sound.
11.
Lyrics: Something fades Something else begins It´s too late to count out every sin So let´s get down again Get down again, my friend You can still see the vapor trails Lighting up deserted streets A dozen holy grails wrapped in sweaty sheets Hard to keep your eyes on the road Hard to know where to steer I´m clutching the wheel as the exits disappear But you are in my backseat My heart is pounding the offbeat I´m down in the junk showing off funk But there´s just one way left So let´s get down again Get down again, my friend You´re such a fool Such a fool to believe But you are in my backseat My heart is pounding the offbeat I´m down in the funk showing off junk And there´s but one way left So let´s get down again Get down again, my friend
12.
Lyrics: Kill the man who stole your money Follow him and shoot him down Throw your gun into the river And drive his body out of town Bury him out in the desert And no one´s gonna find you out Just pretend you´ve never met him Forget about his whereabouts Why can´t you do what everybody does? Why can´t you hide what no one should ever see? Burn the bridges you can´t use Their flames will turn your night to day Wear out someone else´s shoes They´d go to pieces anyway Kill the thing that steals your dream Why can´t you do what everybody does? Why can´t you hide what no one should ever see? Kill the man who stole your money...
13.
Lyrics: So you´re planning a fast escape in someone else´s car The engine´s running But your thoughts could never run that far It doesn´t matter It doesn´t matter, no It doesn´t matter where you are So you´ve learned your lesson in the fast repetition of meaningless moves And the wind just draws you backwards How you stick to this magnetic blues It doesn´t matter It doesn´t matter, no It doesn´t matter where you are No, they can´t take that away from you No, they can´t take that away It doesn´t matter It doesn´t matter, no It doesn´t matter where you are

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ABOUT:
Second album. e.a.r in the mix: there are grunge riffs, Spanish guitars, a Lo-Fi piano ballad, a Tom Waits homage, electronic beats and the only German song we have ever recorded (and probably will ever record). Features a couple of songs which are now live set regulars: the title track and It Doesn’t Matter Where You Are. Recorded in 2003 while we were graduating from drama school in Burghausen.

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released May 15, 2003

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all songs written by e.a.r.
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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