'Moon Birds' - B​-​Sides

by 200 lurkers

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released June 2, 2013

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200 lurkers Cologne, Germany

Two friends, two continents, a series of happy accidents. What once began as an exchange of letters morphed into a collaborative process of crafting songs from opposite sides of the Atlantic. The resulting catalog reflects the patina of many rounds of revision and accumulation. 200 Lurkers blends two distinct musical aesthetics into songs that feature glimmering moments and makeshift voices. ... more

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Track Name: Moon Birds
they came one day to stay | and never went away | they took all that was wrong | turned it into a song || moon birds | they bring mother-of-pearl wings | they come here and stay || they look like drawn by children's hands | and yet they traveled countless lands | they twitter to me soft and clear: when you wake up we will be here || moon birds | they bring mother-of-pearl wings | they come here and stay
Track Name: I Long To Hold Some Lady
I long to hold some lady | For my love is far away, | And will not come tomorrow | And was not here today. || There is no flesh so perfect | As on my lady's bone, | And yet it seems so distant | When I am all alone: || As though she were a masterpiece | In some castled town, | That pilgrims come to visit | And priests to copy down. || Alas, I cannot travel | To a love I have so deep | Or sleep too close beside | A love I want to keep. || But I long to hold some lady, | For flesh is warm and sweet. | Cold skeletons go marching | Each night beside my feet. (Lyrics by Leonard Cohen from "The Spice Box of Earth")
Track Name: When You Wish Upon A Starr
he always used to push | the hair out of my face | and then, i think, he made a joke | he asked if he could kiss me || (you were so distant that i missed you) | if someone looked it is not me || then i got mad; i left that day | emotionally stunned | i knew he was in love with me | and then he just kissed me || (you were so distant that i missed you) | if someone looked it is not me || i just thought it was funny | i looked at him | and the president looked at me | and then he just kissed me
Track Name: Space Walk
the lift off was spectacular | we were speeding at full pace | you & me on a space walk | the joy was written on your face || i've never seen the stars shine clearer | i've never seen the moon been nearer | we were floating free in zero gravity || on our way past jupiter, | past vega and the milky way | we were lined to each other's space suits | so we wouldn't go astray || now we're a million universes apart | and the black holes that i pass | can't keep up with your heart || i did not hear you cut the line | for in space there is no sound | but you suddenly were distant | when i clumsily turned 'round || with your heavy moon boots you kicked me | waved good bye slowly and then sent me | on an endless space trip while you dock to the ship || i'm at the edges of a universe so vast | and i don't know how long the oxygen will last || if you see something in a night sky that is clear | that's just me burning in the outer atmosfear
Track Name: Nausikaa
driven by strange dreams i came down to the shore | to find you caught in seaweeds when i wanted to wash all the clothes that i wore | you told me the whales would be the trains of the sea | and the sea itself it would be the tears you cry for me | you could not stand the land – that's no reason to mourn | cause i dream every night that you're happy and save now in harbors beyond every storm | your eyes were filled with foam from the trains of the sea | as you promised with weak voice you would (not) come back for me | driven by sad dreams i go down to the shore | in the vain hope to find you in the same place i've found you before| and i wish i could drown with you in the tears you cried for me | as i'm standing here longing like you for the trains of the sea | but the tears that you cried for me they are not what i need | as i'm missing you so tonight that my nose starts to bleed
Track Name: Dialogues 2011
it happened once, twice and then again | unexpected and unplanned | leaving me gasping, shaken and tossed | now i'm dazzled in days and lost || [hoop en herinnering] i met you once, twice and then again | your body a rain of sparkling skin | every part tickles, a new line to flee | a cartography || bites instead of kisses | and your greed surprises me || you walk into the room | a fog, a change of hue, a molecule | you come and go away | everything has really changed || [bewonderen] you left me once, twice and then again | without warning and unplanned || let us not be angels | let's be saints instead || you walk into the room | a fog, a change of hue, a molecule | you come and go away | a wind a season, a time of the day | everything has really changed
Track Name: Moving
i have packed | i'm leaving this place now | empty as it is now | that you have gone || i did not sleep, just waited | and anticipated | your coming home || and i guess my life will just go on | the way it did before | except that the fine line | between song and sign | will not blur | anymore || i have packed | all which reminds me of you | so that leaving here does not mean: | leaving you behind || if you come back and read this | finally | i hope that you will follow | and find me || because my life will just go on | the way it did before | except for these words | like drops from a tap | that will not close | anymore || except that the crack | in my heart | will not heal | anymore
Track Name: Cultural Studies II
what you see is what you get | what you see is what you never will | and never can forget || and i will pay you back | when i’m famous | it won’t be long, it won’t be long || with a mind full of rage | and a pocket full of miracles | i’m coming after you!! || your media shower pours down | but you will not find out | with neither gun nor camera | that the secret to all culture | is hidden in a hut | a small hut in montana || i’m the post in postmodern | i’m the bullet in your gun | i’m the post in posthuman | you’ve got ten seconds to run | with a mind full of rage | and a pocket full of miracles | i’m coming after you || what you see is what you get | what you see is what you never will | and never can forget | and you can’t resist the notion | that t.v. equals poetry | poetry in motion || i’m the post in postmodern | i’m the we in vcr
Track Name: Estra-Gone
you still haven't answered yet | you say "i" when you mean "we" | today i am the one you love | tomorrow i am me || thomas is a daddy now | his baby is a she | today i am the one who writes | tomorrow i am me || cedric is still wearing black | have i said this before? | have i said this before? || i don't know what else to write | there is no end to fear | today i am estra-gone | tomorrow vladimir | today i am missing you | tomorrow i am me