subtitles & paper planes

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double album with 8 unplugged songs & 8 electro-acoustic tracks
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released August 20, 2010

all songs performed by my sister grenadine

grenadine orchestra: vincenz kokot (vocals, guitars, ukulele, xylophon, beatboxes, lyrics), felix koch (xylophon, trumpet, ukulele, toys, percussion, vocals), angelina kartsaki (violin, vocals, bells, percussion), katja von helldorf (singing saw, vocals), nikola jeremic (synths, beats, piano)

recorded, mixed & mastered at echoplex studio berlin by nikola jeremic & vincenz kokot // artwork by katja von helldorf (illustration) & richard rocholl (typography)

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Track Name: fireworks
fireworks across the sky
and fireworks all over my
fireworks all over your oh

fireworks all through the night
and fireworks of different kinds
fireworks your fire always works

fireworks in movie scenes
and fireworks in silly dreams
and fireworks on new years eve

fireworks i´m up for you
and fireworks i´d die for you
oh fireworks i fall into

love with you

cause fireworks you look so cool
and fireworks you need no school
cause fireworks you´re smart you ain´t no fool

but
will you still be there
when your light goes out
oh will you still be there
when your dust comes down

fireworks illuminate
fireworks are never late
fireworks are always in time

there´s fireworks around the globe
and fireworks on every slope
oh fireworks you even impress the pope

fireworks your shows are great
and fireworks you make my days
but fireworks you´ll never sleep in the hay

fireworks for president
and fireworks should never end
oh fireworks i wish we could shake hands

fireworks you kiss the moon
and fireworks you leave to soon
oh fireworks your fire always works

but
will you still be there
when your light goes out
oh will you still be there
when your dust comes down
Track Name: at night i fall asleep
september stones and ice cream cones
while the stars are out of reach
pitch black hats and lazy white cats
on your postcard from the east

oh from the east
oh from the east
far far from the east

talk show hosts and famous little ghosts
and at night i fall asleep
with your head on fire and your hands on the wire
it ain´t easy to leave

ain´t´easy to leave
ain´t easy to leave
so so easy to leave


revolving doors i saw some marbles on the floor
where someone left a dream
on this gloomy afternoon like a dusty grey cartoon
with portraits of old things

oh all the things
oh all the things
all kinds of old things

there´s a left handed sky
there´s your veins running dry
you are a puppet on a string

get your feet on the ground
colored leaves all around
you do it all again

do it all again
do it all again
you do it all again
Track Name: those icicles
once you were made out of
those icicles that now are lying
in my cold hands

blue eyes a blue sky
you keep on running to where
the horizon ends


and once you were made out of
those eyelashes that i would find
in my jar of milk

here in the meantime
i go wherever i could
lose my gravity again


and this when the telephone would ring
and this is with your head over heels
and this is when they broadcast the rain
and this is like a picture of the wind

and this is when and this when oh
those icicles and eyelashes oh
and this is when oh this when oh
those icicles and eyelashes oh
Track Name: pour les oiseaux
if monday i could come around
then tuesday we would change
wednesday we can´t leave the house
and thursday it rained

friday is when the season starts
and saturday was great
and sunday is a sunday
is a sunday

there's always something on my mind
there's always something on my mind
that is not there

i hope these walls won´t break your bones
i hope this world won´t make you crack
when you fell in love with the paper planes
when you fell in love with the pedestrian ways
and her coffee stains

there's always something on my mind
there's always something on my mind
that is not there

so you sang above the blue machines
and you sang above the green machines
and now i sing about you

cause you are always on my mind
you are always on my mind
but i am not there

yes you are always on my mind
you are always on my mind
but i am not
Track Name: the journey
when we crossed the river
there was rain

when we crossed the mountains
there was snow

when we crossed the sky
there were clouds

and i could feel the ocean
and then i saw the ocean

when we crossed the forest
there were birds

we came along a building
it was closed

and when we crossed the desert
there were stones

and i could feel the ocean
and then i saw the ocean
Track Name: this silence
there is a hummingbird
sleeping in her mouth
and there is a mellotron
with a strawberry sound

and these are the hazy days
there is not so much around
but shadows of the rubber plants
in the garden where she was found


and there is less oxygen
than a year ago
they turned it into cars and trains
at least they say so

and those are the pieces of
a puzzle that she holds
like memories of another past
and silence this silence since she is gone


and sometimes she is killing the saints
and sometimes she gets lost
and sometimes she can hardly wait
and sometimes there is hope

but who are the demons they
might hang around her heart
she is watching all the satellites
she is wishing for a star
Track Name: snapshot song
i fell asleep with your lipstick on
you lay awake until the break of dawn
what happened next oh i don´t know
have you seen the first of snow

you said you´d like to quit that silly game
i said it feels like i need to entertain
how could we go back to the start
i guess they gentrified our hearts

and where are the space ships when you need them the most
and where are the clients with their ordinary clothes
i found a ribbon in your hair
you found some objects to repair

i found a ribbon in your hair
you had a few things to prepare

and who counts the monsters in your cup of tea
and who does the dishes in my memory
how come we are always on the run
here on our island near the sun

i wish that we had a square to dance upon
you wish the neighbours would surely come back home
they left the keys there by the door
they left some groceries on the floor

and what about my whispers on your answering machine
and what about your poems for insurance companies
i threw the garbage into the trees
you put your arms around my knees

you put your arms around my knees
i closed your eyes we did not breathe

you closed my eyes we did not breathe
they closed their eyes we did not breathe
Track Name: au bout de la station
j´ai rêvé d´avoir perdu
ton petit chat la dernière nuit

j´ai remarqué que l´été
était trop froid
ne chauffait plus


j´ai rêvé que je vivais
au bout de la station
que j' ai vécu la soirée
de la révolution

j´ai rêvé que les enfants
avaient mangé les histoires
et j' ai traduit les bruits
de ton petit chat noir

et je suis reveillé
et je suis reveillé
Track Name: pacific
way back home
and more like an island
she is made out of sand stone
go watch the water rise
go watch the water rise she said

and i was long gone
feeling more like the strangest place
for any other reason
i couldn´t remember her face

go watch the water rise
until we all disappear
go count the sand flies she said
among those dragon trees


go watch the water rise
until we disappear
go count all the sand flies
and sleep on the dragon trees

i would sleep on the dragon trees
until we disappear
i would count all the sand flies
and i watched the water rise

i watched all the water rise
i watched all the water rise
i watched all the water rise
and i watched you
Track Name: a happy heart
oh i am a
a little bit of
a mess these days and
a mess these years

and i could so
easily describe
the wallpaper in
someone else's room

it's someone else's room
it's someone else's room
it's someone else's room
it's someone else

and when i speak i
won't open my mouth
i think of all the things
i could have watched as long
as your favourite
and my favourite
as your favourite
doubts

and here is where i am
with all my friends and my
slightly perfect dreams
my slightly perfect dreams

once i had a happy heart
once you had a heavy heart
once i had a heavy heart
once you had a happy heart

once i had a happy heart
once you had a heavy heart
once i had a heavy heart
once you had a happy heart
Track Name: how to swim
so how to swim in this shallow water
i thought we could see the houses from here
but i can hear the sparks surrounding your shoulders
fountains made out of thin

let go let go let it go
let go let go let´s go
anyway

so how to breathe in this cold thin air
it seems like you have never come this far
but inside the trees summer grows older
as you wish for a hurricane

let go let go let it go
let go let go let´s go
anyway
Track Name: twenty-four times
i found a scar on the pavement
it could keep us warm for a while
twenty-four times i count my blessings
there are three more words
there is nothing left to hide

haven´t you heard the news today
haven´t you heard the news today
the truth of the day

i like the cold near my window
you like to see the sun in my eyes
they took the clocks that grow in my backyard
they stole the birds from the skies

haven´t you heard the news today
haven´t you heard the news today
the truth of the day
Track Name: i turn into an obstacle
like a storm cloud
you always follow me around
you always follow me around

and i am falling
i fall into another hole
i turn into an obstacle

in your hallway
the one that you have always known
the one without a telephone


so tomorrow
we meet before the words gets old
we leave before the blood gets cold

there´s a stone throw
there are fabrics i could never break
there is beautiful catastrophes

for your sorrow
i fall into another hole
i turn into an obstacle
Track Name: levity´s hero
are you still obsessed with the weather
with white elephants and with ancient words
are you serving your meals in a suitcase
you prefer to be juggling with herbs

and you brush your teeth
about five times a day
and you shine all your shoes
in a quiet precise way


you are sewing some good friends with blue needles
as a patchwork of all that you have done
for the first time this feels like the last time
watching the invisible wounds

and you ride your bike
until the break of the dawn
would you spend all your savings on
another brand new home

you are chain smoking thoughts
you are a chain smoking thought
you are chain smoking thoughts
you are a chain smoking thought
Track Name: hesitate don´t hesitate
oh hesitate don't hesitate
come call me when the night falls
go chase my words through the darkness
near clotheslines and fireflies we could dance
we could dance

oh hesitate don't hesitate
come kill me to feel safe again
go drown my clouds in the water
for one of us belongs to the sky
disguised

oh hesitate don´t hesitate
stay and see the colours grow
the silhouettes the shade and your laughter
they remind me of a dream
of a dream
of a dream
Track Name: the greenhouse
how come you´re still around
in this greenhouse we built years ago
how come you´re safe and sound
seems like you wanted to grow

old


now look at yourself blind
now look at yourself old
go look around to find
this is not the greenhouse
you used to know -

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