Euphobia


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Release
April 2013

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Credits


Produced by
Eyevory

Pre mix by
Timo Klemm at Sonic Sparks Studio, Hamburg

Final mixdown & mastering by
Eroc at Eroc‘s Mastering Ranch, Breckerfeld

Editing by
David Merz at Davids Place, Bremen


Lyrical Coaching by
Jason Nye

Photos by
Martin Huch

Illustration by
Sonja Krutyholowa-Richter

Artwork & Website by
Jana Truszkiewicz


Record Label & Product Management by
Martin Kleemann at Artist Station Records, Hannover, Germany

Distributed by
Soulfood Music Distribution GmbH, Hamburg, Germany


Bonus Track „Euphoria“:
Music & Lyrics by Thomas G:son & Peter Lars Boström
© by G2 Publishing / Warner/Chappell Music Scandinavia AB / Peermusic AB For Germany: Neue Welt Musikverlag GmbH & Co.KG / Peermusic (Germany) GmbH



Liner Notes


Jana Frank:
Lead- and Backgroundvocals | Bass
Kaja Fischer:
Lead- and Backgroundvocals | Flute | Piano (7,10)
David Merz:
Guitars | Synthesizer | Programming | Soundscape (7) | Piano (4, 7, 10) | Drumloops (2,3,11)
Sascha Barasa Suso:
Drums | Percussion (6,5,8) | Vibraphone (2) | Xylophone (8) | Beatboxing (7) | Backgroundvocals (2)

Musical guest:
Immo Blumhoff: Violin (8)


Recorded from June to December 2012

Drums recorded by Thomas Schröder at Absurd Studio, Hamburg

Guitars, Bass, Keyboards & Piano recorded by David Merz at David‘s Place, Bremen

Flute, Vibraphone and Xylophone recorded by Christian Ingenhoff at Dialog Studios, Oberhausen

Vocals recorded by Timo Klemm at Sonic Sparks Studio, Hamburg

Flute & Vocals (4, 5) recorded by Nils Voelker at NI.V Produktion Tonstudio, Bremen

Violin recorded by Peter Moslener at Backes & Moslener Musikproduktion, Düsseldorf

Guitar Re-Amping engineered by Klaus-Dieter Keusgen at Studio Keusgen, Rees Haldern


Thanks:

Sören Baumgardt and Lukas Hempe for their massive support before, during and after the gigs!

Jana: My dearly-loved ones Markus and Liv for your all-embracing patience, love and joy!
My fellow musicians Sascha and David for your loyalty and power, particularly Kaja for being a real friend. Everyone outside who is trusting, supporting and believing in this band.

Kaja: I would like to thank my friends and family for their loving support.
Especially Gordon Linnemann for his love, his inspiration and endless patience as well as my parents Dagmar and Dettmer Fischer for believing in me and making all this possible.

David: God, my parents Inge and Joachim Merz, the whole Merz-Rossmann-Münch-Arnhold-Edwards-Clan, friends and fellow musicians: Dennis, Toddy, Matthias, Torben, Kalle, Pablo, Malle, Felix, Bene, Marc, Peter, Jupp, Drazen, Benni, Flo, the mighty Queen-Forum, Werner Lonny (RIP), Marcus Deml, Helge Zumdiek, Ian Crichton and Sandro Giampietro.

Sascha: Amelie Suso, Yvonne Janetzke, Birgit Suso, Edith and Ewald Kunde and Ralf Huger



 

Lyrics


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


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)


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


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

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 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


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


Torn

Music by Kaja Fischer & David Merz
Lyrics by Kaja Fischer

Like a rose without petals
Like a face without shapes
Like a man without mettle
Like a sea without waves
Like a book without pages
Like a flower that never blooms
Like a life without ages
Like a house without rooms

Torn in two pieces
One side has left my mind
Do you remember
The time we spent together
Do you remember
All the storms we have weathered
Do you remember
My weeping, my smiles
I hope you come back
In a little while

Like a bird without feathers
Like a lamp without light
Like a belt without leather
Like a mother without a child
Like a dream without colours
Like a bell that never rings
Like a child without mother
Like a winter without spring

In a little while
But why
Why did I leave you


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 (follow me)

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 my follow me

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


Good times are now

Music by David Merz
Lyrics by David Merz & Jana Frank

Bats are having breakfast
Time‘s ticking on the wall
Sheep, they came in masses
Eyes won’t shut at all
Thoughts drown in emotion
Careless summersaults
Watching blue sky mountain dales
And endless waterfalls (waterfalls)

Blood in your veins
Flowing – circulating
Heading for a heart that‘s
Beating and creating
Life writes a book
Of things for contemplating
Take them for a whim
Good times are now
Good times (are now)

Days and weeks are wasted
Buckets full of lies
Years are wrapped in paper
Please, upgrade my life
Fridge is nearly empty
Postcards keep it warm
Holidays are cheaper now
Dreaming of the sun (of the sun)


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


Euphoria (Bonus Track)

Music by Thomas G:son & Peter Lars Boström
Lyrics by Thomas G:son & Peter Lars Boström

Why, why can’t this moment last forevermore
Tonight, tonight eternity’s an open door
No, don’t ever stop doing the things you do
Don’t go, in every breath I take I’m breathing you

Euphoria, forever till the end of time
From now on, only you and I, we’re going u-u-u-u-u-up
Euphoria, an everlasting piece of art
A beating love within my heart, we’re going u-u-u-u-u-up

We are here, we’re all alone in our own universe
We are free, where everything’s allowed and love comes first
Forever and ever together, we sail into infinity
We’re higher and higher and higher, we’re reaching for divinity

Euphoria, forever ‚till the end of time
From now on, only you and I, we’re going u-u-u-u-u-up
Euphoria, an everlasting piece of art
A beating love within my heart, we’re going u-u-u-u-u-up

Forever we sail into infinity
We’re higher, we’re reaching for divinity

Euphoria, euphoria
We’re going u-u-u-u-u-up
Euphoria, an everlasting piece of art
A beating love within my heart, we’re going u-u-u-u-u-up
Euphoria, euphoria
We’re going u-u-u-u-u-up