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ALL SONGS WRITTEN BY PHILIP OFFERMANNS

VOCALS, GUITAR, SLIDE GUITAR: PHILIP OFFERMANNS

BASS & BACKGROUND VOCALS: MARTIN BRACHMANN

DRUMS & PERCUSSION: JENS LUND

BACKGROUND VOCALS ON 'MĀTER': FIONA KAMPS

MIXING & MASTERING: FILIP HEURCKMANS

COVER ARTWORK: POD

WHAT WAS MEANT TO BE A REHEARSAL ROOM DEMO TURNED OUT TO BE SOME KIND OF A LIVE ALBUM...

ALL SONGS WERE RECORDED LIVE IN OUR REHEARSAL ROOM CLOSE TO AACHEN, GERMANY IN THE BEGINNING OF 2020 EXCEPT FOR 'MEMORIES'. THE PROCESS WAS INTERRUPTED BY THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC IN MARCH 2020, AND THE WORLD STOOD STILL FOR A MOMENT AS WELL AS OUR RECORDINGS.  BEFORE THE BORDER CLOSED BETWEEN GERMANY AND BELGIUM, PHIL QUICKLY GOT HIS EQUIPMENT OUT OF THE REHEARSAL ROOM TO RECORD SOME MORE GUITAR AND VOCAL TRACKS AT HIS HOME IN BELGIUM.  FINALLY, WE ARE HAPPY TO SHOW THE RESULT! IT'S NOT PERFECT, BUT IT IS GENUINE, RAW AND AUTHENTIC. IT IS MADE WITH HEART AND SOUL, IT IS MADE TOGETHER WITH FRIENDS, AND THIS FRIENDSHIP HAS GROWN BEYOND BORDERS, FROM BELGIUM TO GERMANY TO THE UNITED STATES!


 

 

THANK YOU:

PHILIP OFFERMANNS: MOTHER EARTH AND THE UNIVERSE, MY BELOVED FIONA, MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS, OSKAR FOR THE LEGO SPEAKER, MONIKA SCHMITZ FOR THE VOCAL LESSONS, JULIA LUND FOR THE LANGUAGE SUPPORT, CHRISTIAN GUTH FOR TEACHING ME GUITAR ALMOST 25 YEARS AGO, THORSTEN BÜTER ALIAS BEATMASTER-T FOR TEACHING ME THE BEAT, DHEERAJ BAFNA FOR THAT GREAT SHOT FROM WHICH THE COVER ARTWORK WAS CREATED, GALAXY STUDIOS FOR FINDING FILIP.

ESPECIALLY I WOULD LIKE TO THANK MY BANDMATES JENS AND MARTIN, FOR THEIR PATIENCE WITH ME, THEIR ENDURANCE, TRUST, BELIEF, HUMOR AND THEIR INCREDIBLE DRUM AND BASS PLAYING OF COURSE! WITHOUT YOU GUYS THIS WOULD NEVER HAVE BECOME REALITY - THANK YOU!

JENS LUND: JULIA, WHO LET ME GO OUT AND PLAY PAST BEDTIME, AND DIDN’T CALL THE COPS WHEN SHE SAW THE LOCATION OF THE REHEARSAL ROOM...AND FOR ALWAYS SUPPORTING ME, DHEERAJ AND ALL MY OTHER RWTH CLASSMATES FOR TAKING PICTURES AND SUPPORTING US, AND TO PHIL THE DRILL FOR OVERALL BEING THE MAN, THE WRITER OF SUCH GOOD SONGS, LEADING US IN PRODUCING THIS ALBUM, AND FOR ALL THE GOOD TIMES. WE HAVE FORGED A GREAT FRIENDSHIP OUT OF RIGHTEOUS JAMMING WHICH EXTENDS ACROSS BORDERS, GENERATIONS, AND HAIRSTYLES.


MARTIN BRACHMANN: TO MY FAMILY, FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES WHO SUPPORT ME, TO JENS AND PHIL FOR SIMPLY ALL THE GOOD TIMES WE'VE HAD SO FAR, TO MY BELOVED BASS GUITAR, THE MOST LOYAL COMPANION A MUSICIAN COULD WISH FOR, AND TO MY BASS TEACHER KLAUS SCHMITZ-KAISER WITHOUT WHOM I WOULDN’T BE PLAYING (OR AS JENS AND PHIL WOULD SAY “SLAPPING”) THE BASS LIKE I DO!

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LYRICS

01| QUANTUM MECHANICS

ONCE YOU’RE AWAKE

YOU WILL SEE

ONCE YOU KNOW

YOU BEAR RESPONSIBILITY

ONCE YOU FEEL

YOU WILL LIVE

 

ONCE YOU GIVE

YOU’LL BE RICH

 

ONCE YOU BREAK UP WITH YOUR HATE

DELIGHT WILL REPLY TO YOU

 

ONCE YOU CEASE TO SEEK

YOU’LL BE FOUND

ONCE YOU LOVE

LOVE WILL BE GIVEN TO YOU

 

ONCE YOU CARE

IT TAKES CARE OF YOU

03| BLUE-SUITED MEN
 

THEY CALL IT LIBERATION

THEY FEIGN FREEDOM

IN GOD THEY TRUST

BLACK GOLD COVERED BY WHITE SAND

SIGNS OF LUST

INJURE THE LAND

CORPSES ON THE FIELDS

DANCE TO THE DICTATE

OF THE BLUE-SUITED MEN

THEY CALL IT DEMOCRATIZATION

THEY FEIGN FREEDOM

IN GOD THEY TRUST

LANDMINES COVERED BY WHITE SAND

SIGNS OF LUST

INJURE THE LAND

CORPSES ON THE FIELDS

DANCE TO THE DICTATE

OF THE BLUE-SUITED MEN

 

THEY CALL IT STABILIZATION

THEY FEIGN FREEDOM  

IN GOD THEY TRUST

BLACK HAWK FLIES ACROSS WASTELAND

SIGNS OF LUST

INJURE THE MEN

05| MĀTER

 

YOU TAUGHT ME TO SWIM

SHE TAUGHT ME TO WALK

YOU TAUGHT ME TO BE STRONG

TO FACE AND NOT TO RUN

 

BUT PLEASE BE AWARE

WORDS CAN BE HARSH

CAN SHAPE A CHILD’S LIFE

SHAPE THE SOUL

WORDS CAN BE A CARVING KNIFE

 

PLEASE TELL ME ABOUT THE BEAUTY

NOT ABOUT THE NEGATIVITY

TELL ME A BEDTIME STORY

A FAIRY TALE ABOUT THE BEAUTY

 

HARD TO FIND

FIND THE RIGHT

THE RIGHT WORDS TO TELL

ONLY I WISH

YOU ARE DOING WELL

 

I WISH YOU, THAT YOU’LL FIND

LOVELY THOUGHTS ON YOUR MIND

FIND WHAT YOU NEED

 

PEACE AND GREAT SERENITY

08| INDIGESTIBLE
 

EATING ME

COULDN’T FLEE

TREATING ME LIKE A PIECE OF MEAT

YOU WANNA TASTE FOR FREE

 

EATING ME

COULDN’T FLEE

TREATING ME LIKE A PIECE OF MEAT

YOU WANNA TRY FOR FREE

 

CHASING ME

IN MY DREAMS

WAKING UP, ONLY SEE

WHAT HAPPENED IN MY DREAM

 

PICK ME UP

WITH YOUR FORK

AN OPEN MOUTH SHOWS ITS TEETH

AND SWALLOWS ME

 

SURFING DOWN

ON YOUR SALIVA

 

RIDING DOWN

INTO THE DARK

 

BUT YOU DIDN’T KNOW

THAT I’M INDIGESTIBLE

02| FUTURE-PROOF
 

HERE WE GO

GOING DOWN THIS LINE

NEVER KNOWN

IF IT’S WRONG OR RIGHT

 

RUNNING TROUGH

OUR STAGES OF LIFE

JUST MEMORIES

LEFT IN MIND

 

BEFORE YOU

COULD TURN AROUND

TIME ROLLED BY

LIKE CLOUDS IN THE SKY

 

IN A PURBLIND STATE

WE’RE PASSING BY

LOOKING STRAIGHT AHEAD

ACTING BONA FIDE

 

HYPNOTIZED

BY THE SWEETEST LIES

WE TELL OURSELVES

TO TRANQUILIZE

 

HOW DO WE PROCEED?

 

WHILE WE HAVE

BOTH FEET ON THE GROUND

WE JUST LEFT

OUR HEADS IN THE CLOUDS

 

WE SHOULD FREE

OURSELVES

FROM THE PATTERNS

THAT CONSTRAIN US

04| TRANSITION
 

FROM GREEN TO YELLOW

RED THEN BROWN

THE LEAVES THEY FALL

TO THE GROUND

THE TREES RELEASE

IT SEEMS THEY SLEEP

BUT RECREATE

SECRETLY

WHEN THE SHADE GROWS LONG

THE EARTH IT TURNS

ON AND ON

FACE AWAY FROM THE SUN

THEN THE BEAMS HAVE LOST

LOST THEIR FORCE

AND JUST THOSE WHO UNDERSTAND

HER LAWS

CONTEMPLATE

THE GREATEST WORTH

IN THE ARMS

OF MOTHER EARTH

WHEN THE SHADE GROWS LONG

THE EARTH IT TURNS

ON AND ON

FACE AWAY FROM THE SUN

THE COURSE OF LIFE

THE COSMIC GAME

NOTHING IS MORE CONSTANT

THAN THE CHANGE

07| BREED
 

WHY

WHY DO WE EAT

FACTORY FARMING MEAT

LET ANIMALS BLEED?

 

SLAYED

SLAYED AND SKINNED

CHOPPED, CROPPED AND SQUISHED

BEYOND RECOGNITION

 

TAKEN FROM THEIR NATURAL HABITAT

ALIENATED, PLASTIC WRAPPED

DEGENERATED, VACUUM-PACKED

IS THIS WHAT WE WANT TO GET?

 

MAY BE WE SUPPORT JUST THE GREED

OF BIG BUSINESS INDUSTRIES

BUT WHAT DO WE

REALLY NEED?

09| OUT OF HUMAN LANGUAGE
 

WE LOOK INTO THE VERY LARGE

THE VERY SMALL, THE VERY FAR

WE FIND THINGS WE CAN’T DESCRIBE

CAN FIND NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE LIGHT

 

WE HAVE A WORD FOR THE FORCE

THAT CREATED LIFE IN THE PAST

WE CALL IT GOD THE CREATIVE FORCE

THAT CREATED MAN THAT WALK ON EARTH.

 

BIG BANG JUST THEORY

NEWTON’S LAWS BREAKING DOWN
STEADY STATE JUST THEORY

GOD IS LOVE IS WHAT THAT MEANS
THE CLOSER WE LOOK AT IT

THE FURTHER AWAY IT GETS
THE CLOSER WE LOOK AT IT

THE FURTHER AWAY IT GETS

 

UNIVERSE, DISTANT STARS

HORIZON LOOK SO FAR
WHO AM I, WHERE AM I

WHO IS MAN, WHERE WILL WE BE?

 
BIG BANG JUST THEORY

NEWTON’S LAWS BREAKING DOWN
STEADY STATE JUST THEORY

GOD IS LOVE IS WHAT THAT MEANS

THE CLOSER WE LOOK AT IT

THE FURTHER AWAY IT GETS

THE CLOSER WE LOOK AT IT

THE FURTHER AWAY IT GETS


UNIVERSE DISTANT STARS

HORIZON LOOK SO FAR
WHO AM I, WHERE AM I

 

HOW DO WE FIT INTO ALL THIS?

All songs, music and lyrics were written, by H.P.W. Offermanns and arranged together with Number With No Name

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