In The Village Though We Make Up Numbers For Cities .​.​.

by Asleep.

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released October 28, 2008

music by asleep.
asleep. are: Fabio Andres, Nicolas Sciarrone, Marius Lapagna, Fabian Koller, Patrik Schmid.
lyrics by Patrik Schmid & Fabio Andres.
recorded at Sound Development Studios Zurich.
produced by Roman Frischknecht & asleep.
mastered by Dan Suter at echochamber Zurich.
artwork by Stephan Walter, Radionacional.
label: / Irascible (CH)


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Asleep. is a rock band from Zurich, Switzerland, est. 1999

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Track Name: 34
open the door
don’t close it before
a crash on the losing street
blood on a white sheet
is this what you need
is this what you are
don’t worry about a thing
just worry about yourself

it must have been around valentine
when you lost your mind

going out
what is it all about
no need to rest
kissing a chest
feeling funny
taking the money
say she’s a honey
burn yourself in the dark behind the shelf

one week can change everything
you dance alone
one week of thinking you're a spoon
you dance alone

a light so small
a bass so loud
a week of losing a friend
Track Name: Crack
something`s uneasy
the way you look at me
something’s uneasy
the way you talk to me
the way you walk with me
something`s uneasy
I want you to know it was never quite like this before
I will never be the same again
go back to the start

in the evening
we`re meeting at the station
we`re late
if you say so I`ll never be late again
and in the morning someone`s rehearsing the violin next door
I walk out this door
I`ll never do it again
for you this beat isn't available at the moment

I couldn`t imagine someone`s loving not to take it all
I don`t wanna listen to your cruel insults
this is the current rate
this is the current rate
Track Name: Fear Of Hope
on a cloudy day
you’re throwing stones at me
and nothing is easy
start to live and you will see

feeling nothing forever
as long as you live
I will love
will you?

you feel something
a beginning
you remember how
and you see it will be easy
and then you do

and you are throwing stones back into the sea
why are you singing songs for no one?
to be or not to be

fear of hope
is that the only excuse that you can give?

feeling nothing forever
as long as you live
I will hope
will you?
Track Name: Smile
you have to be everybody's darling
please don’t get me wrong
you’ve got a second smile
I hope to find that one

you have to be everybody's darling
don’t be afraid
I’ll tell noone
I wonder if you’re thinking about me
how many guys wrote a song for you?

let me play, let me act
let me sing, let me give

I talked to you in the death of winter
I was fascinated by the colour of your lips
you and me we walked over splinters
but this ain’t the movies
this ain’t the clips

she drinks, she lies
she smokes, she cries

we're going to jump over bridges
we're going to dive to get high
we're going to smile to understand each other

doesn't it make you smile
I only want an embarrassed one
doesn't it make you smile
even when the sun doesn't shine

maybe that’s your show
but all I really know
is that you even smiled
Track Name: Making The Record
running in water
straight through the laughter
fissured lips
strings in my fingertips
the line of most resistance
everyone who listens
we’ll make the record
yeah yeah whatever
we’ll assume no liability if you aquire a taste for it
give a call when your unambitious souls fall apart
no one will answer but you must try
make love with the speakers
make love with us
we’re officially nominated to carry you through

yeah yeah whatever
criminal record
whatever it takes
that’s what we'll do
Track Name: Kitchen Floor
hey, do you have a minute?
I'm not sure you've heard
that she likes it on the kitchen floor
so go home my dear and bring her the stars
fill up the void
take her to mars

she will smile again right away

hey, I think we're sick
we just want to say
that we all have small dicks
so go home my dear
we'll bring you the stars
we'll fill up the void and
we'll take you to mars

and she will smile again right away
Track Name: Expensive
be yourself
be a robot
control your emotions
don’t think about hunger that you don’t have

the global player is spinning around

make your own meaning
it’s not going to stop
make a new beginning
let all these problems drop

the global player is playing his song
and he’s got an angry sound

come with us
jump on to the machine
don’t look back
and start to live it

we are responsive
we are expensive
we are primitiv
we are expensive
not a bit sensitive
we are expensive

there’s nothing that we will give
the first time is always hard
let yourself go
make a new start

it’s a number that counts
it’s your performance
don’t think about hunger that you don’t have

the global player is spinning around
the global player is screaming his song
and he’s got an angry sound
the global player is an expensive one
Track Name: Eudaimonia
the dream it was
the beat we felt
the luck we shared
the bed we made
the hate we’ve wasted
the key you broke
the thing that hurts

strawberry and cheese won’t go together
let it go
don’t wait till december
car crash
I fall asleep and dream of waking up

I drive so far
I drive to you
you wait in the park
our sweetest taboo
the hand that shivers
the wheel that turns
the noise it makes

the ride we took
the wheel that turns
the hand that shivers
the heart that burns
the noise it makes
my stereo dreams
they keep rolling

and now in another world
it’s not even close to what it was meant to be
I’m not easy
believe me
it concerns me
an exclusive right to be just someone
to be the second one
you don’t deserve me bitch
you’re not an emergency
just someone to practice on
and if this is even sort of a communication
I disconnect
thank you we’ve seen enough
we will call you
and if the phone rings
you’ll know it’s not me
Track Name: What If
what if he believed that dancing trees speak to him
what if he could never answer anything
would he lay on the ground forgetting he’s alive
it seemed easy to try

what if he tumbled and rushed down a slope
what if he overcame loosing all his hope
what if he never talked to someone again
it seemed that easy to try

when he’s standing at the edge
not knowing what to do
they’re not waiting like they used to
sometimes these moments seem to last
he thinks forwards as backwards
both ways to past
Track Name: Made Up Make-Up Face
empty red chairs
allthough I’m alone
I’m sitting in my seat
second last row
the number on my ticket guided me there
it’s a good view I guess

going to the theatre on a Monday afternoon
in front of me ten times taller than me
the close up of her made-up make-up face

first scene
the man hums old music
a woman is passing by
heading for the gate to Massachusetts
flashing lights whenever she walks by
you can see the attraction in his eyes

in front of me ten times taller than me
the close up of her made-up make-up face

the place is empty
no popcorn on the floor
while traffic is rolling
I’m in front of the score
people are working
what am I doing here?

she always wears t-shirts
with stupid words on them
rich or nasty or the name of her city
she doesn’t belong there
words can change their meaning
to much make-up
way to much make-up for a girl

he’s just looking at her
she’s standing on a stare
always trying not to look at her
while she’s not looking at him at all

it’s ok
looking through her
windows between
people can change
Track Name: Duffy
he was so fucking educated
he was so fucking west
this was all he knew
it was not the best

he had nice clothes and the girls liked him
he thought he liked them too
maybe he's the lucky one

he wanted to leave this town
it's one of the best

he was so fucking important
he was so fucking smart
this was all he knew
he was just a big part

who knows his murderer
who touched bloody skin
we know his assassin but we didn't let her in
we didn't let her in

everyday choices
he walked away from filled glasses
she fired duffy with a quickness
his tie was too long

the floor is full of paintings
now she's alone
she fired duffy with a quickness
his tie was too long
Track Name: Move
one hand in the sky
one’s clapping a beat
two eyes open to see the light
three words to feel complete
the spirit that moves us

four seasons to live like a king
four of a kind alright
five cards to play in our hands
six beers for a beautiful night
the spirit that moves us

seven days to build this place
eight-nine-ten fingers to grab what we can
eleven as a sign how to decide
twelve months in transparent light
the spirit that moves us
it’s over when it’s over
we don’t mind that we could fall
chances we have them all
the worst case is not that bad after all
the spirit that moves us
Track Name: Time
years and years
stop and go
living between sun and shadow
we give our heart
we use our strength
learning how to spend

years and years
stop and go
we won’t lose our smile no more
we give our heart we use our strength
learning how to spend time

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