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ear to the ground EP 2014

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released June 10, 2014

all songs by: frank hurkmans-matulessy
some recording&mixing by: erik van der horst, some by: frank hurkmans-matulessy
piano, organs, synths: friso schmid
drums: mischa porte
bass: eveline ypma

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Track Name: untitled
every, everyone is dressed up
waiting patiently in line
to tell you they're so sorry
“she was the life of every party”
they cling on you too tight
all their words are trite
try to make you feel alright

my father told a story
about you, from way before you knew me
and a song that we all know
but no one sings along
sounds bounce hard from wall to wall

someone asked “how are you holding up kid?”
someone said “it is probably for the best”
"well, the best for who?", I ask
we fought, we lost, that is it
no good can come from this

home, sleeps in the heart
I never wanted anything more at all
and now, wherever I go
just shows me where I’m, where I’m from
it is not in the cards, it is not in the stars
you just have to try and take what’s yours
There’s nothing that’s not connected to anything
Track Name: elbows
a chemical dust - to bring a chemical hope
into my blood and into my bones
a new found confidence - I bought myself
came in through my nose

a day well spent - a day on the road
drove back to the city where I was born
I slowly convinced myself
It not so bad, it is not so bad at all

and now I’m lost in conversation
elbows on the table
bright eyes and ocean wide smiles

the finest one
a secret touch
a movement of
a morning comes
a golden door
and all is possible
it’s a secret deal
between you and me

you slowly made your way to my home
went up the stairs, sat down in my room
and i tried to convince myself
it’s not so bad
you’re not bad news at all

and now I’m lost in conversation
elbows on the table
bright eyes and ocean wide smiles

the finest one
a secret touch
a movement of
a morning comes
a golden door
and all is possible
it’s a secret deal
between you and me
Track Name: time
all is fair in love and war
here is love, and we're certainly at war
and all those lengths, those lengths that you have gone
fighting battles you know that can't be won

all that time we sat beside your bed
7 days and 6 nights we held your hand
begging down on my knees - begging 'please
lord, put some of that weight on me'

you stood beside the piano - waved your fingers through the air
I moved my hands over the keys, like rain beating on the land
you hummed along so loud - I was happy like a child
I made something that you liked
Track Name: song for xxxxx
one pill to calm you down
one more to pick you up from the ground
one more you'll feel alive
a young starlet's threat - to take her seriously
but you're from the wrong part of town, darling

one open door
one more window
oh, opportunity - oh, what lives we could lead
one more ordinary love
I’ll wait one day to call her up
you know, you could be anyone - you know, I could be anyone

like a song that
reminds us
of the dreams we used to have
now gets eaten up
like it was even ours
did you see us, did you dream us

some parts of you I love
some parts of you I love
some parts of you I love
some parts I do not trust
what our parents did to us
like our parents before us
but that is not what you are
it is not who you are
Track Name: patience
love would you come
if I would call you up
or leave me sprawling on the floor

I’ve been so much younger than I am
you gave so much more than I have
you know me better than...

love would you
lover you

I thought I was patient
but I was just being lazy
I apologize for that

I’ve been chasing rainbows ends
barely hoping that...
barely hoping that...
days just move so fast
I’m wildly grasping at
anything that moves

love would you
lover you
love would you
lover you
Track Name: salt
When that morning finally comes
and the sun, it brings to life
all the shapes we couldn't see
in the darkness of the night
and it will wash away mistakes
you never meant to make
now easily forgotten
like a childhood sin
or a trivial thing

when my day of judgement comes
the salt of the earth I never was
when august ends
I’ll start all over again
when august ends
I’ll start all over again

when my day of judgement comes
we will be the wind that blows across
that lavender field like you always said we would be
we will be the wind just like you said that we would be

sleep it off, take the summer
I figured out what my father meant
don’t ever wait out for something, it never comes

when my day of judgement comes
the salt of the earth I never was
when august ends
I’ll start all over again
when august ends
I’ll start all over again