The True Bequest


Info

Release
June 2012

Download
amazon
iTunes



Credits


Track 1-3:

Produced by
Eyevory, 2011

Mixed by
Nils Völcker


Track 4-7:

Produced by
Frank Bornemann, 2010

Mixed by
Frank Bornemann


Mastered by
Matthias Adloff

Artwork & Website by
lakrizz

Published by
Eyevory



Liner Notes


Jana Frank:
Vocals | Bass
Kaja Fischer:
Vocals | Flute
David Merz:
Guitars | Keyboards (1-3) | Programming
Sascha Barasa Suso:
Drums | Electronic Percussion (3)

Additional Musician:
Jannes Waterstrat: Keyboards (4-7)


Track 1-3:

Drums recorded by „Schrödi“ at Absurd Studio Hamburg

Vocals & Flute recorded by Nils Völcker at Ni.V. Studio, Bremen

Remainder recorded by David Merz at Davids Place, Bremen


Track 4-7:

Recorded by Mirko Hofmann & Benjamin Schäfer at Horus Sound Studio Hannover


Thanks to our Families, Friends, Loved Ones and to our Partners & Supporters: Altus Flutes, PPC Music, Traquillo, Anatolian, Protection Racket, Agner, Hartke, Schecter, lakrizz

Black Bird is dedicated to the Black Bird – we miss you.



 

Lyrics


Addiction to affection

Music by Jana Frank
Lyrics by Jana Frank

By virtue of your past you get the passion really fast
Your weakness for helpless creatures
faking you are warm, you got them wrapped up in your charms
floating through the air seems like a flair

not a bit of confidence
not a bit of understanding
not a bit of confidence
addiction to affection is whatcha love

you think you can control every person, every goal
the minute in your life, your mother stabbed you with her knife
your soul is just another, stuck in the wrong cover
wanting to be higher than you are makes you a lair


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


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
And we fall into a state of unity

My dreams meet your desires – inner harmony


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 …


Mi corazón

Music by Jana Frank & David Merz
Lyrics by Jana Frank

La manera en que me abrazas,
Convierte en luz la oscuridad.
Tus caricias rozando mi piel,
Son espinas que ahogan mi hiel.
Y todo lo bueno que quedó, desapareció…
¿Ya no sientes mi dolor?

Soy yo quien tiene que aguantar al final,
Esperanzas que se romperán.
El dolor sangra en mi corazón,
Quédate, no te lleves la ilusión.

La manera en que tú me miras,
Tus ojos no dicen la verdad,
Me descubren que el amor se va,
Y grito tu nombre una vez más.
¿Ya no sientes nada por mi amor?
¿Ya no ves mi corazón?


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 …