Fading

by a Singer of Songs

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released September 9, 2016

A Singer of Songs are Lieven Scheerlinck, Laura Räsänen, Pau Julià & Frank Rudow.

All these songs were written in a notebook by Lieven. Afterwards they were ripped from the pages, arranged and molded into the music you are listening to by Laura, Pau, Frank & Lieven. The four of them then went to Pastallé Sound, surrounded only by horses, hills and nothingness. Frank put wood on the fire and recorded the songs, praying for the wind to go silent. The ten songs were brought back to civilization and mixed by Frank in the intimacy of his home.

Mastered by Frank Rudow.
Design by Lu Mussini, based on Mabel Alonso’s fading dream.
Photography by Rafa Arocha.
Love, care & management by Mabel Alonso.
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a Singer of Songs' music has been compared to snowflakes falling in slow motion. To a blanket on a cold night and dogs howling into the night. Somebody called their album the soundtrack to a loser's life. The band thinks that's the biggest compliment they ever got.
But yeah, you probably want some useful information. Well, they live in Barcelona and they sing songs. That's about it.
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Track Name: Tall Dreams
you wake up each morning with the sun in your eyes
the day flickers like it’s just been lit
the neighbor plays her piano again
conquering Beethoven bit by bit
you whistle along to her hesitant notes
while your morning coffee slowly drips
you look out the window
imagine a world in small scales in which you could easily fit

the beautiful words you read
describe a sorrowful life you don’t lead
the luxury of imagining getting incredible crops
without planting the seeds
instead of breaking a branch
you wait for the wind to bend the tree
you were easily convinced that the only true company
lies in a sad melody

oh no no no
ain’t it time for you to show
what you’re really going for
oh no no no
your pride in being small
hides ambition to be tall

overdressed, understressed, walking from a to b
in crooked lines is what you do best
you dream of overrunning the world with your silence
of angels being born in your chest
now the sun’s going down and the coffee dried up
and the neighbor has unexpected guests
another day in small scales crumbles
under the weight of its nothingness

oh no no no
ain’t it time for you to show
what you’re really going for
oh no no no
your pride in being small
hides ambition to be tall
Track Name: Darker Than Dark
this is the day the sun won’t rise
this is the way the angels cry
and it’s getting lonesome in here
now my lord is a bottle
and my prayer a long and moaning cheer
waking up to fall asleep
through the knees onto the knees
it’s getting cold in here
and my dreams are at war
i hate, i no longer fear

bury me now
don’t tell me which way to go
i‘ve got to leave before the wind
before the wind turns into snow

she took me up to throw me down
she got a smile for every frown
but it got heartless in there
until my voice was all silence
and the silence was too much to bear
so I move away to the other side
i throw away what I used to hide
it’s getting darker than dark
‘cause my life is a mess
when you’re not around

bury me now
don’t tell me which way to go
i‘ve got to leave before the wind
before the wind turns into snow
let’s watch it turn into snow
Track Name: Not You
so i reconsidered
i will gladly take the fall for us both
go back to the edge my friend
the world is supposed to be at your feet

do you know what you are waiting for my friend
do you know what you are aching for my friend
do you know what you are praying for
it’s not you

we were conceived to put out the fire
but we’re slowly burning up inside

do you know what you are waiting for my friend
do you know what you are aching for my friend
do you know what you are praying for
it’s not you
it’s not you who’s trying hard to understand
you won’t know that you’re broken
until someone makes you whole again my friend
and it’s not you
Track Name: Sober Now
all night sitting on the unmade bed
waiting for the blue sky to turn red
you said you’d go, i said fine but not yet
let you lay your head upon my chest

all night sitting on the unmade bed
waiting for the blue sky to turn red
i played an anthem on a rusty string
you turned on the light i saw you flinch
maybe one day soon you will be back
say i was the right train on the wrong track
but i’m sober now
i’m sober now
Track Name: Alone & Alright
the water drops in the sink
the coffee blends with the ink
words keep crawling away
i’ve been waiting for a sign
i’ve been staring through the blinds
at a world so far from mine

i can hear laughter, i can see light
i see light, i see light
his hand goes through your hair
and you smile and you smile and you smile
you’re not, you’re not
you’re not coming home tonight
and you think that’s alright

i keep walking around
my bones ache, my heart pounds
i feel lost aching to be found
i know i said i was wrong
now i know i was just playing strong
a ball and chain only last that long

i can hear laughter, i can see light
i see light, i see light
his hand goes through your hair
and you smile and you smile and you smile
you’re not, you’re not
you’re not coming home tonight
and i know that’s alright
Track Name: Disagreeing Mirrors
i was not chosen
i was picked up somewhere along the way
i will remain quiet
i will hide the map i drew under the backseat
i will shatter every mirror
that disagrees with me

the signs here do not lie
i am not where i thought i would be
i thought i had all the answers
but the questions weren’t made for you and me
i will shatter every mirror
that disagrees with me

i will be forgotten
so much will remain unknown
there’s an end to this road
for us both
Track Name: I Will Be True
oh the nights, love, they’ve been long
many days i wasn’t strong
many times i wandered off
fear of solitude i called love
all the dark holes that i filled
with vague sorrow and easy chills
all the sorry stages i went through
well, at least they led to you

i will marry you
and i will, i will be true

i won’t promise i won’t stray
but a path has now been laid
i can’t tell you we won’t bleed
but i’ll be there when you heal
although the unknown pulls at me
a home i’ll build for you and me
this is the story we can tell
of two who stumbled but never fell

i will marry you
and i will, i will be true
Track Name: Already Gone
time ain’t no friend of mine
let’s just try to make this last
until there is no suiting end to find
stay, stay a little more
ignore the temptations
glued like a magnet on the back of each door

so let’s put our phones down
ignore the bright lights all around
let’s find a quiet spot
in the back, somewhere dark
where we can silently embrace this moment
because it’s already gone
it’s already gone

oh no, not this time
i won’t let my nasty habits
drive you straight out of my life
and so, only the truth remains
no we’ll never be a part again
of something that is this great (x3)

so let’s put our phones down
ignore the bright lights all around
let’s find a quiet spot
in the back, somewhere dark
where we can silently embrace this moment
because it’s already gone
it’s already gone
Track Name: Days In The Sun
all this time we’ve been apart
it did not mend our broken hearts
so we dug a hole and buried
all the truths that we thought we’d always keep
now the only things we need
are the sun, a place to sit and a tree
leaves shiver and then fall
the only souvenirs of you and me
all this time we’ve been apart
it did not mend our broken hearts
Track Name: The Last Premiere
red, red carpet
leading into the lion’s den
free, free drinks and
a guest list that won’t ever end
you stroke, you stroke your beard
as if you just found out you had grown one
and your hair, your hair it points
in more directions than the wind could have blown

can you see i am here?
can you see i am here?
‘cause i’m not, no i’m not
no i’m not a bright part of your scene

you hoist, you hoist your flag
but there’s many more where this one came from
and your words, your words, they bounce off the walls
it’s the echo that makes them sound strong
the flesh, the flesh comes so cheap here
where everybody’s victory is your defeat
it’s time, it’s time that i close this door
and go back to where i once came from

i came from nowhere and nowhere i belong
i came from nowhere and nowhere i belong
and it’s true, yes it’s true
it’s so true i was enchanted by you