A Symphonic Night Of Prog Rock / Album


Info

Release
July 2014 (digital only)

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Credits

Produced by Eyevory

Audio editing and pre-mixing:
David Merz at David’s Place

Final mixdown and mastering by
Eroc at Eroc’s Mastering Ranch

Artwork and visual design:
Jana Wiescholek at Lakrizz design

Live-Photos:
Kai Kutzki & Matthias Schröder at linsensch.eu



Liner Notes


Recorded on March 23rd, 2013 at Schlachthof Bremen, Germany.

Jana Frank
Bass | Vocals
Kaja Fischer
Flute | Vocals
David Merz
Guitars | Piano
Sascha Suso
Drums


The Euphobia Orchestra:

Conducting:
Nicolai Spieß

Violin I:
Sonja Bode
Anna Kurzmann
Josephine Bührig
Kathrin Bornholt
Luis Seemann
Wanja Brinkmann

Violin II:
Emily Marie Lang
Nora Ruthke
Philine Bamberger
Suhae Lee

Viola:
Carolin Gass
Jussara Blumenstock
Malik Bekoe

Cello:
Lür Tischer
Nicolas Crasemann

Flute:
Karolin Ravens
Verena Schwarz

Clarinet:
Ronald Stelter

French Horn:
Tobias Mahr

Trumpet:
Jan Nösel

Trombone:
Sebastian Sachweh

Piano:
Matti Wiemers

Percussion:
Moritz Koch

Timpani:
Leonhard Höltge


String Section Coach:
Constantin Dorsch

Orchestral Arrangements:
David Merz

Sheet music editing:
Sascha Suso


Production manager:
Kim Merz

Live mix:
Carsten Bucher (Mäding Veranstaltungstechnik)

Audio recording:
Nils Voelcker

Scenery and artwork:
Jana Wiescholek (Lakrizz Design)

Lighting design:
Gordon Linnemann
Florian Reincke

Audio assistant:
Lukas Hempe

Monitor sound engineering:
Sören Baumgardt

Guitar technician:
Timo Rothe

Stagehands:
Sören Baumgardt
Lukas Hempe

Makeup:
Claudia Truszkiewicz

Merchandise:
Inge Merz
Markus Wiescholek

Catering:
Heike Truszkiewicz
Inge Merz
Kim Merz


Standing ovations:
First and foremost we would like to thank our families, friends and loved ones for their active and/ or spiritual support, and their patience during the preparation of this beast of a project!

A big thank you and our extreme appreciation to our admirable conductor Nicolai Spieß and the Euphobia Orchestra as well as to our Supportact “Guitarra A Dos“ and „Musiker ohne Grenzen e.V“. Chapeau!

We would also like to give our special thanks to the following people and institutions that helped us to successfully make our dream come true:
Kim Merz, Lukas Hempe, Sören Baumgardt, Timo Rothe, Gordon Linnemann, Markus Wiescholek, Constantin Dorsch, Nils Völcker, Karolin Ravens, Jörg Lochmon & The Schlachthof Team, Norbert Fecker (Hot Shot Records Bremen), Angelika Grotheer & Detlef Scholz (Musikschule Bremen), Spielleuteorchester Tura Bremen, Eroc, Simon Wenkelewsky.

To actually produce this DVD we started a crowdfunding campaign on startnext.de. The response was amazing and we would like to thank each and everyone of you for trusting us and believing in us, for supporting us financially, for watching the trailer, for sharing it via all kinds of social media and word of mouth …
We really appreciate it and hope you will like the result!

In this context we especially want to thank:
Kim Merz
Matthias Plicht
Norbert Giese ‚Der Kuhhirte‘ Rudi Aubermann
Uwe & Jan

Sponsors & Partners:
Merz Veranstaltungs-Service, Weser-Kurier Mediengruppe, Bremer Blatt Verlag, Regioactive, CTM Systemhaus, Mielke & Freudenberg, Cambio Carsharing Bremen, Procedes Chenel, Altus Flutes, Musikhaus Thomann, Musikschule Ridder, Druckerei von Kölln



 

Lyrics


Euphobia Theme

Music by David Merz

(Instrumental)


Sacrifice

Music by Jana Frank
Lyrics by Jana Frank

If roses are all coloured black and nights are stained in red
Then my heart’s not meant for you, just as violets are blue
Dirty and ashamed by the words you’ve said before
So Mr. Unaccountable, the game you play‘s the same
You’re always looking for a way
Escaping from a promise made
Lost in isolation a fool
It’s sad but true

Tossed in this world, you are tossed to the ground
And when the lights go down, there will be a friend around

Keep your head high
Through the twilight
Sacrifice the game of might
Creep into my soul and dine there
Find a way to free your heart tonight

If perps are veiled in ivory and victims shown as wrong
Then he’d believe the things you said
And love you till you’re dead
Colours flowing up and down,
Everywhere you move around
When he kisses pictures on your skin
He feels like kissing you
But Mrs. Unaccountable, the game you play‘s the same
You’re always looking for a way
Escaping from a promise made
Lost in isolation a fool
It’s sad but true


Monster

Music by Jana Frank & David Merz
Lyrics by Jana Frank

Some kind of monster lives in my home
And some kind of dreams cannot be owned
My inner riot consumes from within – it‘s some kind of beast
It‘s greedy for a license to kill
Devours your patience at will
Looking for food, no matter what the mood
Its hunger will never be stilled

From now on there‘s no time to rest
Because this monster is trying its best
Beats on the cage to stir your rage
One deep breath, now turn the page
It gets up early in the morn
Makes you wish you were never born
Does all it can to make you mad
Turn it over to its dad
If it were yours, I’m sure you’d feel

Weary, mad and teary
Practice is not theory
Tired down and useless
You’re a fool whose
No different from the others
Just like all the mothers
Broken by a creature
That will be your hardest teacher

Forget your practices and style
The monster‘s busy, all the while
Tryin‘ to beat, tryin‘ to top
The time to it takes to the next head shop
And in a little time you‘ll meet
A monster army that will need
Party and spree, sugar and fun
Beware the tyrant and his gun
If it were yours, I’m sure you’d feel …


On my way to bliss

Music by Jana Frank
Lyrics by Jana Frank

It’s finally open
How many times I almost turned to go
I know there‘s something coming
And my life feels over inside out
‘Cause I feel these bondages, I feel a force
It’s pulling my thoughts deep down in a cave
But just one step and I feel wonderful
A risk that’s full of grace

And now you can‘t stop me
‘Cause you never really got me
You‘re just the second to my best
I am the rock to your scissors
I’m the ocean to your rivers
I am done looking back
I will show you what I‘ve got

I’ve crossed into the open
My future fears dissolving as I go
I hear the laughter calling
Bringing back the light that I had lost
I can finally realize I’m the force
That makes my sorrows lose my trace
Another step and I feel wonderful
A risk that’s full of grace

I feel these bondages dissolving in the air
I sense it‘s coming
I’m taking destination anywhere


Black bird

Music by Jana Frank & David Merz
Lyrics by Jana Frank

When you wonder why it seems
That the night feels so dark
And you are always the person who lives apart
There seems to be no way out
There‘s nothing you can find
But I will stand by you for the rest of your life

You can save yourself tonight
Defend and fight
Your fears and doubts inside
You don‘t need to be the victim of yourself
You‘ll feel free
It‘s the hardest life degree

If you wonder how that black bird
Could creep into your head
And if you wonder why weeping willows
Always look so sad
There seems to be no way out
There‘s nothing you can find
But I‘m here to remind you that birds can fly


Bleeding Heart

Music by Jana Frank & David Merz
Lyrics by Jana Frank

It‘s the way you are holding me tight
Makes darkness turn into the light
It‘s the way you’re touching me within
Like pins and needles on my skin
And every pleasure that remains turns into pain
Can‘t you feel my suffering

It‘s me who has to bear the burden at last
Expectance‘s turning into dust
For evermore the scar will bleed in my heart
No one knows when the sorrow will depart

It‘s the way you penetrate me with your eyes
Every day and every night
Tell me why I always get the blame
In my mind I‘m crying out your name

It‘s me who has to bear the burden at last
Expectance‘s turning into dust
For evermore the scar will bleed in my heart
No one knows when the sorrow will depart

Can‘t you feel my pain and suffering
Can‘t you see my bleeding heart
It‘s me who has to bear the burden at last
Expectance‘s turning into dust

For evermore the scar will bleed in my heart
No one knows when the sorrow will depart
Can‘t you feel my pain and suffering
Can‘t you see my bleeding heart
Feel my bleeding heart


Divided

Music by Kaja Fischer
Lyrics by Kaja Fischer

Caught in two spaces
From careless and free do we enter serious places
What we have is strong
A meaningless word starts to fall takes control of it all

Laughing together
Then fight with each other
And now I’m surrounded by silence

Divided
Do I talk or do I listen
Get involved will it keep me divided
Do I love or do I hate it
Do I kick or do I save it
Divided

My eyes searching sorrow
If I had your fears what is it I’d want to borrow
He lives in his own world of music
He hides when I seek who’s afraid to be weak

In thoughts we feel closer
Words push us away
And now we’re surrounded by silence

How can I help him
How can I save him
How can I turn down the aggression …


The tower

Music by David Merz
Lyrics by David Merz

I hide behind daylight
and the choice that it brings
Should I move on to new faces,
far beyond my mother’s wings
And live as a stranger,
connected only by a phone
All I’ve known at a distance,
starting over on my own

Like trains without stations
Lost losing patience
Never been here before

So I’m building my tower,
I’m building a home
Where I can be safe,
watching through my telescope

Cuz life from a far
Never leave scars
I’m safer here alone

Maybe I should have changed in the long run
My mind is telling me that I got it all wrong
Maybe there is more that I should have done
to find where I belong

I’m climbing down this tower – leaving the past behind
Is there something that I have lost – that I could find

God only knows what made me stronger
God only knows what I did right
God only knows the reasons – and where they come from
I only want to know the reasons why

Take my open heart – just for you
It’s the only thing that I could give to you

I was a stranger – lost to my memories
I was a stranger to myself
I always thought that I should lock myself away
Until I found your help

Take this open heart just for you
It’s the only thing that I could give to you

Please don’t take my photograph
and put me away Let me hear those words,
tell me that you’ll stay …


Hope

Music by Jana Frank
Lyrics by Jana Frank

When winter’s gone, the snow starts to melt
The trees outside are getting greener
I will release all my hope and the heat,
I hold in my heart – that’s what I dream of

I promise I will show you the sun in my soul
And I will try to recapture your spirit, I am losing control

I want to feel…
Your heart beating next to mine
And I will heal…
All the tortures of our times
So give me your sorrows, I will toss them away
Tell me your dreams and I will make them real today

When love grows deep, the walls start to crumble
And passion will fill your lifetime
You will release the sadness and pain,
Replaced by my garden of sunlight

I will dry, brush away all the harm that drips down from your soul
And you will sense the reasons for love, it’s a feeling that will grow

I’ll tell you my dreams and you will say…

And if you wonder is salvation a sign
I will be the answer – slowly – time after time…
…you will be mine

So lay down your sorrows, I will kiss them away
Tell me your dreams and I will make them real today


1001 Nights

Music by Jana Frank & David Merz
Lyrics by Jana Frank

When the night comes
When the wind blows
When the moon is rising above
A king in Persia is laying sleepless
His wife is sly and unfaithful
He knows
He senses doom
He suspects the cheating
Something is coming up from behind
His temper‘s burning
His heart is beating
A crime of passion
Now he’s losing control

Welcome to your dream
Feel the power deep inside
Welcome to your fears
Kill my wife and be my bride
Now let yourself fall into my sway
Lay your scruples down
And follow my way

Since his love left
And stole his confidence
The die is cast
Leaving back a broken man
From now on there will be
A brand new virgin
Replace each other again and again
Naive and nescient of their coming end
One by one sacrificed by his spite
Until one day comes the golden girl
Her stories carry her
Into the morning light

Lay your scruples down
And follow me

For 1000 and 1 nights you‘ll follow me, follow me


I trust in you

Music by Jana Frank & David Merz
Lyrics by Jana Frank

A blossom deep down in the earth
Arising in me until bith
It’s a wonder
It’s thunder
A miracle built by love
Helpless but strong – kind of
So tender
Surreneder

You show me your temper
I know it’s the dawn of life in me

I trust in you
You’ve changed my point of view so many times
You steel my time but still I’m feeling allright
You are my sense of life
(sense of life)

A blossom reaching for the sun
A miracle never undone
So tender
Surreneder
You’re turning my world upside down
I’m making your needs my own
I wonder
You slumber

I’m holding your hand
I know there’s a lifetime of love in you

I trust in you
You’ve changed my point of view so many times
You steel my time but still I’m feeling allright
You are my sense of life
I trust in you
You’ve changed my point of view so many times
You steel my time but still I’m feeling allright
You are my sense of life

A blossom takes root in the sand
Arising to find its own end (But the end)
A miracle built by love
Helpless but strong – kind of (Is not the end)

You show me your temper
I know there’s the power of life in you

You make me feel complete
(just you and me)


Blind understanding

Music by Jana Frank & David Merz
Lyrics by Jana Frank

I trust in you, you trust in me
Don’t suffocate yeah we feel free
Never opened up like this
Never felt such common bliss

And we fall into a state of unity
My dreams meet your desires – inner harmony

Just an instant away from your kiss
Just a footstep away from the crown
No doubts, no fear of hesitation
There’s a blind understanding – we are falling down
You lying here, me lying there
No thought, no feeling can compare
You feel my stare, I feel your smile Like a hit of heaven for a while

It’s a godsend, you came along
I would’ve never written that song
Never felt my soul relax
Lost in thoughts and verbal sex


Requiem aeternam

Music by Jana Frank, Sascha Suso & David Merz
Lyrics by Jana Frank

It‘s more than pain that I feel inside – in vain
It feels like a part of my heart burned out, it was torn apart
Was torn apart
Why is it me, why does it have to be
Is that life, is that love, is that pain
Now I think that God has just failed his aim
No, that‘s not justice, that‘s not fair
You were taken from me, risen apart in the air
You will never come back, left me alone
It hurts so much, please come back home

Inside of my soul is a scream, just waitin‘
To cry out in this dream
Never thought that nightmares like these were real
Can you understand how I feel
The lights of your life were blown out – why
But the flame still burns and takes you high
In heaven you‘re safe, believe me, it‘s true
Eventually I will be there with you
That‘s not justice, that‘s not fair
He was taken from me, risen apart in the air
He will never come back, left me alone
It hurts so much, please come back home

There‘s a strange feeling of torture and crime
One way ahead and my heart’s so divine
The world is turning inside out
The maze of life is lost in doubt

The feeling’s faded over the years
The time has healed ‘n dried all my tears
And still the memories make me rejoice
Sometimes the maze of life leaves us no choice


In my dream

Music by Jana Frank
Lyrics by Jana Frank

When it’s getting dark outside
My heart starts freezing Shadows hide
I feel a creeping under my skin
And I know it’s you
Who’s gonna win

I hear the whisper
Of trees in the stroking wind
I sense your aura and
I know you‘re out for sin

In my dream
Every night it’s still the same
(You know the cycle)
In my dream
We are playing our game
(The rules are clear to you)

Why are you dissecting me
I never felt this third degree
Take my thoughts
And take my will
Dive deep down for a refill

I feel I‘m drowning
In the crosshairs of your sights
Your eyes are showing
My destination every night

So come on, come on
Show me your passion
Come on, come on
Let me feel your obsession