SQUALLOSCOPE - SOFT INVASIONS

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released 16 March 2012

written, recorded & produced by Anna Kohlweis. mastered by Martin Siewert.
(c) + (p) Seayou Records 2012

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Track Name: DUST
BRING ME A NEW EXCUSE TO LAY A TRAIL IN YOUR STREETS. BRING ME A SOFT INVASION, I’LL PROVIDE THE SEA AND THE SHIPS. AND IN THE MORNING BRING ME THE DUST. IN THE MORNING BRING ME THE DUST. BRING ME MY SEVEN LEAGUE BOOTS AND OUR BALANCE SO WE WON’T STUMBLE. BRING ME YOUR FIVE FINGERS, THEY SAY THERE’S LUCK IN ODD NUMBERS. IN THE MORNING BRING ME THE DUST. IN THE MORNING BRING ME THE DUST. BRING ME MY PACKED SUITCASE AND ALL OUR FAVORITE WORDS. BRING ME MY LIBRARY, OUR BOOKS OF FISHES AND BIRDS. IN THE MORNING BRING ME THE DUST. IN THE MORNING BRING ME THE DUST.
Track Name: CRYING SWIMMERS
THIS HERE NEVER HAPPENED. THE CATASTROPHY WAS ONLY MADE UP BY EVERYBODY INVOLVED AT THE SCENE AND EVERYBODY ON TELEVISION. I CAN NEVER TELL YOU HOW GRATEFUL I AM THAT NOTHING IS REAL, GIVE ME FOOD GIVE ME DRINKS, EXPLAIN TO ME HOW I FEEL. DID YOU GET TO SEE IT ALL? DID YOU GET TO DRESS UP PRETTY? DID YOU GET TO TOUCH THEIR HIPS? WITH ALL YOUR HEART OR JUST A LITTLE? DID YOU GET TO LIVE IN A MOVIE? DID YOU GET TO GET THINGS DONE? DID YOU GET TO SAVE UP TIME AND LUGGAGE FOR BETTER BETTER TIMES TO COME? WE CAN NEVER BE ONE. SCENE TWO, POSTCARD BEACH. I GOT THE PAST AND THE PRESENT PINNED DOWN IN BINARIES. WE NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT ENDINGS, WE COULD NOT COMPREHEND. WE THOUGHT TIME WILL STOP JUST BECAUSE WE’RE HOLDING HANDS. I CAME UNARMED WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT EVERY TOOL COULD BE MY WEAPON. I CAME UNDONE IN A RIVER WITH NO ROCKS TO STEP ON. PEBBLES TURN TO COBBLESTONES THE WAY YOU HOLD THEM, HONEY. THERE WILL BE A TIME WE COULD BE BETTER CITIZENS IF IT WEREN’T FOR THE MONEY. JUST WAIT UNTIL HIGH TIDE. TO EACH SHORE ITS TINY FLOOD. AS IF THE OCEAN SAID IF IT COULD TAKE US BACK, IT WOULD. ALL THE THINGS I DON’T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT I DUMP INTO THE SEA. IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE IT’S GONNA SPIT BACK AT MY KIDS AND ME AND I HOLD ON, I CURL UP WHERE I BELONG AND I BELONG WHEREVER YOU ARE, I’M HUNGRY, I’M WRONG. WE SLEEP WITH INTERWOVEN LIMBS AND KNOTS IN HANDKERCHIEFS. I’M SORRY I CANNOT LEAVE.
Track Name: OPEN WATER RECKLESS FISHES
IT DOESN’T GET MUCH DARKER THAN THIS. RIDING THE TRAIN THROUGH THE ABYSS. LEFT ALL THE GOOD ONES BEHIND. NOT BECAUSE I WANTED TO BUT BECAUSE IT WAS TIME. I’VE COME A LONG WAY. NOT LET’S JUST LIE HERE, TELL ME HOW IT’S LIKE FAR OUT AT SEA. BUT YOU CAN’T GET TO THE POINT SO I DOUBT THAT I CAN GIVE YOU ALL OF ME BUT WE LET SHIPS COLLIDE. BUT WE LET SHIPS COLLIDE. I JUMP INTO THE WATER. EVERY TIME I DO IT’S NOT EVEN COLD. SO I JUST FLOAT ON MY BACK AND I TRY NOT TO DO WHAT I AM TOLD AND I WATCH YOU AS YOU WANT YOUR GOD TO WATCH OVER YOU BUT YOU’D LIKE TO CHOOSE WHAT HE’S ALLOWED TO SEE. YOU REMOVE YOUR SIGN OF RELIGION, HE MAY SEE YOU DRINK BUT HE SHOULDN’T SEE ME. I LOOK BACK INTO THE COUNTRY WHERE I EMPTY MY HEAD WHILE IT KEEPS BEING REFILLED WITH A MILLION DIFFERENT PEOPLE RUNNING ON BAD COFFEE AND AIR CONDITIONING AND IF YOU TELL ME YOUR STORY I MIGHT EVEN TELL YOU MINE BUT I MIGHT NEED TO GET OFF REAL SOON, I ALWAYS TAKE THE SEAT IN THE AISLE. BUT THEN TONIGHT WE LET OUR SHIPS COLLIDE. WE LET OUR SHIPS COLLIDE. WE LET OUR SHIPS COLLIDE.
Track Name: DOMINO
IF MY BODY’S MADE OF WATER YOUR BODY’S MADE OF CASH. I CAN’T DENY IT MAKES ME ANGRY TO SEE US GO TO WASTE. I CHOSE SEASIDE AND BREAKDOWN IN THE CITY MADE OF LIGHT AND WITHOUT YOU I’M NOT ONLY OKAY BUT ALRIGHT. THIS REMINDS ME OF THE WAY THEY KICKED MY LOVE INTO THE SEA. THE SEA SHOT FISHES AT OUR HOUSES AND THE HOUSES SHOT AT ME AND I TOOK ALL MY THINGS AND RAN, I LIVED ON TRAINS AND TRAMS AND I SAID “YES” TO EVERYTHING. LIGHT A CANDLE WITH A FOREST, LIGHT THE FOREST WITH YOUR BREATH WHILE THEY SIGN CONTRACS FOR LOVERS WITH FINGERS CROSSED BEHIND THEIR BACKS AND THE LITTLE BIT OF WISDOM I GAINED OVER THE YEARS IS LOST ON US, RAISED ON FAIRYTALE IDEAS. THESE ROOMS WILL VANISH WHEN WE GO AWAY. THE WALLS WILL CRUMBLE BUT OUR PICTURES WILL STAY. AND THE MIRRORS KEEP OUR REFLECTIONS THROUGH THE STRUGGLES AND THE FIGHTS AND WITHOUT YOU I’M NOT ONLY OKAY BUT ALRIGHT. HOW WILL WE EVER KNOW IF THIS WAS REAL OR JUST A CONCLUSION OF BEING EXPOSED TO BILLBOARDS TELLING US WHAT WE ARE SUPPOSED TO DO? WE’RE ASKING OURSELVES IF WE KNEW ALL THE WAYS WE CAN KISS IF WE HADN’T PREVIOUSLY SEEN IT ON TELEVISION. I’M THE COPY OF A COPY OF A COPY OF A WOMAN. YOU’RE THE COPY OF A COPY OF A COPY OF A GUY. BUT THE WAY WE BEHAVED TOWARDS EACH OTHER MAKES ME THINK THAT EVEN THIS COULD BE A LIE. I PART US WITH A KNIFE, I LOOK ALL THE WAY INSIDE AND SAY, “WITHOUT YOU I’M NOT ONLY OKAY BUT ALRIGHT”.
Track Name: LEGENDS
WHEN I AM KING YOU’RE GONNA BUILD ME A TIME MACHINE BECAUSE AT NIGHT I CAN’T LET GO OF THOSE DREAMS. THE WHATIFS ARE STILL STRANGLING ME. AND WITH THIS RING I MARRIED THE CITY ON ISLANDS WITH WHITE TILED FLOORS AND THIS IS WHERE WE ONLY WENT EXPLORING AND THIS IS WHERE WE NEVER GOT LOST. IF I WAS STILL A GIRL I’D MAKE YOU GET ON YOUR KNEES AND WORK. IF I WAS STILL A BIRD I’D MAKE YOU SHOOT ME DOWN FROM THE SKY, HAVEN’T YOU HEARD? I’M ALMOST GONE. AND I’M BLINDED BY OUR STORIES LIKE I’M BLINDED BY DAYLIGHT. AND I NUMBER THE PAGES. I MAKE UP WORDS WHERE OUR LANGUAGES FAIL ME. I LET IN THE WATER WHEN THE RIVERS COME TO VISIT. I LET IN THE STORM IF THE FIRE’S STRONG ENOUGH, LISTEN, I LET IN THE PAST WE PAINTED IN A VIVID TRUTH. I WANT US TO BECOME LEGENDS AMONG FISHES AND WOLVES. IF I WAS STILL A GIRL I’D MAKE YOU GET ON YOUR KNEES AND WORK. IF I WAS STILL A BIRD I’D MAKE YOU SHOOT ME DOWN FROM THE SKY, HAVEN’T YOU HEARD? I’M ALMOST GONE.
Track Name: A.A.A.
“TIME COMES IN PARTICLES” SOMEONE ONCE SAID AND THIS IS WHAT I REMEMBER, THIS IS HOW MY BRAIN WORKS. YOU GOT ALL THE FACTS AND I GOT ALL THE USELESS DETAILS. IF I BELIEVE IN ANYTHING I’D PRAY TO THE GODS OF INJURIES TO STAY OUT OF OUR LIVES, EXCEPT IN TIMES LIKE THESE. I PUT SHIPS ON RAILS, WE PUT OURSELVES ON TRAINS, YOU PUT YOUR TRUST INTO THE WORLD, I PUT MY HAND WHERE IT’S SAFE. MY WORDS FORM KNOTS, YOUR WORDS FORM FIGURE EIGHTS. I’D LIKE TO MULTIPLY HORIZONS FROM BATTLEFIELDS TO THE STAGE. WHO WILL WE BE THE NEXT TIME WE MEET? WITH OUR CRACKED CUTICLES AND OUR SHARP TEETH. ALL THINGS HIDDEN IN THE MOUTH OF THE WOLVERINE. ALL THINGS PLAYFUL AND MEAN. I GOT MY BRIDGES BUILT. YOU WON’T BECOME NUMB, I WON’T STAY THE SAME. IF I TRY HARD ENOUGH I CAN CRY PAPER PLANES AND WE’LL CONNECT THE DOTS IN THE HISTORY BOOKS AND YOU’LL SEE THE BIGGER PICTURE, I’LL SHRINK DOWN THE GREATER GOOD. WE KEEP OUR FINGERS CROSSED ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE EVENING NEWS. I PROMISE ANKLE ANTHEMS SITTING DRUNK ON THE KITCHEN FLOOR. SO LET’S BITE OUR LIPS AND GRAB OUR WRISTS AND SING. I THINK A STORM IS MOVING IN. SO WATCH OUT FOR OUR FAVORITE APOCALYPSE. AND WHO WILL WE BE THE NEXT TIME WE MEET? WITH OUR CRACKED CUTICLES AND OUR SHARP TEETH? ALL THINGS HIDDEN IN THE MOUTH OF THE WOLVERINE. ALL THINGS HIDDEN AND MEAN. CAN YOU DO ME A FAVOR? CAN YOU DO ME A FAVOR? CAN YOU GIVE ME ONE CENT FOR EVERYTHING THAT DOESN’T MAKE ANY SENSE? CAN YOU DO ME A FAVOR? I COULD BE A RICH WOMAN BY NOW.
Track Name: BLOODBATH FOR BIRDS
THE TICKING OF THE CLOCK WAS TAP TAP TAPPING AGAINST THE INSIDES OF MY SKULL WHILE I HEARD THE NEIGHBORS MOANING ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WALL AND I ROCKED BACK AND FORTH ON THE EDGE OF THE BED TRYING TO KEEP MY INSIDES IN AND FOR A SECOND I THOUGHT I FELT THE IMPRINT OF YOUR FINGERS LIKE TINY BURN MARKS ON MY SKIN. REMEMBER THE FEVERISH NIGHT I DREAMT OF THE MACHINE THAT MAKES PLANETS FOR PARALLEL GALAXIES OUR OF PLASTICINE? I FORGOT ABOUT THE WORRIES THAT KEEP ME BUSY ON WEEKENDS AND I GOT THE FORTUNE COOKIE THAT SAYS I’LL ALWAYS BE A TRUE FRIEND. BUT OH HOW I WANT YOU TO UNDRESS FOR ME AND OH HOW BORED I’D BE IF YOU DID AND I CAN’T RISK THIS, I’D JUST STARE AND SHUG AND SAY, “I’M SORRY, I CAN’T THINK OF ANYTHING BETTER TO DO FOR THE BOTH OF US.” “POSE FOR ME” SHE SAID, “COME ON CLOSER TO ME” SHE SAID, “COME ON POSE FOR ME”, SHE SAID. “THIS IS ALL THAT I CAN GET AND THIS IS ALL I REALLY WANT, I WANT YOUR HEARTBEAT LIKE A DRUM, I WANT YOUR HEARTBEAT LIKE A DRUM FOR A SHORT AND SWEET SONG.” I DRANK THE WHOLE GLASS OF MILK BECAUSE I KNEW IT WOULD MAKE ME SICK. I ATE THE PIGEON AND THE RABBIT, AFRAID OF YOUR MAGIC TRICKS. AND I BLEW OUT ALL THE CANDLES, I POURED THE WINE INTO THE GROUND. WHEN YOU TALK I JUST SMILE AND TURN UP THE MUSIC REAL LOUD. BUT OH HOW I WANT YOU TO UNDRESS FOR ME AND OH HOW BORED I’D BE IF YOU DID AND I CAN’T RISK THIS, I’D JUST STARE AND SHUG AND SAY, “I’M SORRY, I CAN’T THINK OF ANYTHING BETTER TO DO FOR THE BOTH OF US.”
Track Name: Z-E-P-H-Y-R
THERE’S A CERTAIN CONCENTRATION OF FREEDOM BETWEEN STATIONS OR WHAT I CONSIDER FREEDOM IN THESE FENCED-IN GLASS WALLS. WHAT WE LEARNED FROM THE MOVIES WHEN WE WERE IN OUR PRE-TEENS TURNED OUT TO BE JUST THE ECHO OF AN IMPRINT OF A CALL AND I MEANT TO READ TWO NOVELS ON MY WAY OUT TO THE WEST BUT I ONLY READ THE ESSAYS WITH THE NOTE ON THE FIRST PAGE AND ALL I WANTED TO WRITE ABOUT QUICKLY LEFT THE SCENE AFTER FINDING A HOLE BIG ENOUGH IN THE AIR CONDITIONING. OH…BE MY HOME. I FORGET WHEN I’M ON THE ROAD. AND I WOKE UP EVERY MORNING NOT KNOWING WHERE I WAS AND IF THE WHITE OUTSIDE WAS SNOW OR SALT OR PAINTED ON THE GLASS. I FEED OFF SIMPLE STORIES AND YOUR MEMORIES ABOUT WARS AND I WAS STARING AT THE SCENERY NOT REMEMBERING WHAT CITIES ARE FOR. WHEN I GOT OUT OF THE TRAIN AT MIDNIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF IT ALL, I FELT THE COLD IN MY FEET AND THE SMOKE IN MY LUNGS AND I RAN UP AND DOWN THE PLATFORM MEASURING THE TRAIN LIKE A WEIRDLY LINED-UP VILLAGE DOOMED TO BE ALWAYS TRAVELLING. Z-E-P-H-Y-R BE MY HOME. I FORGET MY ONE TRUE LOVE WHEN I’M ON THE ROAD. CUT THE DARKNESS WITH A PLASTIC FORK, IT WILL SWALLOW US WHOLE. THERE ARE NO CARS IN THE DISTANCE AND NO VOICES ON THE PHONE. EVERYBODY’S CONQUERED THE PRAIRIE JUST LIKE MA & PA AND I’VE HAD ONE TOO MANY CONVERSATIONS ABOUT AMERICA. I REMEMBER THE NOTHING SHRINKING DOWN IN SIZE AND SEEING NOT MORE THAN IF I HADN’T OPENED MY EYES AND HAVING DREAMS ABOUT TIDAL WAVES AND ALL OF US IN TINY BOATS. I REMEMBER SITTING IN A HOTEL ROOM THINKING MY HEAD WAS ABOUT TO EXPLODE. Z-E-P-H-Y-R BE MY HOME. I FORGET MY ONE TRUE LOVE WHEN I’M ON THE ROAD.
Track Name: HIPS & ENVELOPES
YOU COULDN’T KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BRUSH YOUR HEART IN A CROWDED SUBWAY CAR WITH THE SCARS ON MY THIGHS. I GOT THE SOUND OF THE SUN IN MY SYSTEM. YOU THINK YOU GOT A SOLUTION FOR SILENCE AND A SOLUTION FOR DISTANCE. WITH MY HEART THAT I BURY FIFTY MILES FROM MY BODY WITH MY HEART THAT I BURY RIGHT ACROSS THE BORDER WITH MY HEART THAT I CARRY IN A SHOEBOX IN A CAGE WITH MY HEART KICKING YOUR RIBS AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN. IF THIS IS WHAT THEY CALL THE ESSENCE HOW COME WE’RE ALL SO FUCKING RESTLESS? WATCH US BOTH RATTLE OUR CHAINS IN THE SUNSET. I SAW THE ADS ON TELEVISION TRYING TO SELL COMPETITION AS ROMANCE. WITH MY HEART THAT I BURY FIFTY MILES FROM MY BODY WITH MY HEART THAT I BURY RIGHT ACROSS THE BORDER WITH MY HEART THAT I CARRY IN A SHOEBOX IN A CAGE WITH MY HEART KICKING YOUR RIBS AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN. AND THEY SAY THAT WE ARE LUCKY, WE HAVE LOVE IN OUR POCKETS. THEY SAY I SHOULD KEEP YOUR HEART, IT MIGHT BE A GOOD START. THEY SAY I’LL KNOW MY PLACE. TAKE THAT SPOON, HAVE A TASTE OF THE WONDERFUL LIFE. THEY SAY THAT WE ARE LUCKY, WE HAVE LOVE IN OUR POCKETS AND WE LET IT UNFOLD, PUSH HIPS AND ENVELOPES AND WE KNOW THIS AIN’T THE MOVIES SO COME ON COME ON LET’S GO GO GO GO GO GO GO. IF THIS IS A WAR IT’S US AGAINST THEM ALL. IF THIS IS A TRICK THEY ALREADY GOT US BY OUR NECKS. If THIS IS A STICKUP WE GOT THE CRAZY AND THE WICKED. IF THIS IS A CALL TO ARMS THAT’S WHAT WE’RE HERE FOR. AND THEY SAY THAT WE ARE LUCKY, WE HAVE LOVE IN OUR POCKETS. THEY SAY I SHOULD KEEP YOUR HEART, IT MIGHT BE A GOOD START. THEY SAY I’LL KNOW MY PLACE. TAKE THAT SPOON, HAVE A TASTE OF THE WONDERFUL LIFE. THEY SAY THAT WE ARE LUCKY, WE HAVE LOVE IN OUR POCKETS AND WE LET IT UNFOLD, PUSH HIPS AND ENVELOPES AND WE KNOW THIS AIN’T THE MOVIES SO COME ON COME ON LET’S GO GO GO GO GO GO GO.
Track Name: BIG HOUSES
PRAYER IS THE BELL JAR YOU PUT OVER THIS GOODBYE. I’D RATHER LEAVE THIS EMBRACE BETWEEN YOU AND I. LET’S LOCK OUT THE BEARDED OLD MAN IN THE NIGHT GOWN. HE CAN TAP AGAINST THE GLASS BUT I’M NOT COMING OUT. I BUILD BRIDGES WITH THESE ARMS, I WILL NOT BUILD A FORTRESS. IN THE CIRCLE AROUND THE KITCHEN TABLE I SAY MY “AMEN” BECAUSE I FEEL BLESSED. SECRETLY HOPING WHILE JOINING HANDS THAT YOU CAN’T FEEL MY TREMBLING FINGERTIPS. IF I SIGN THIS PIECE OF PAPER DO I SELL MY SOUL ALONG WITH MY DUTIES? WE WON’T PUT OUR MONEY WHERE YOUR CATHOLIC MOUTH IS. EVEN THOUGH THE TEETH ARE LONG GONE THERE’S STILL BONE BENEATH THE GUMS AND THERE’S A LOT OF POTENTIAL IN A MIGHTY ORGAN. AND THEY TOLD US NOT TO CLAP SO WE CLAP AS LOUD AS WE CAN BECAUSE THE REVERB IN THOSE HOLY HALLS IS LIKE A LONG LOST FRIEND. HE KEEPS HITTING THE WALLS AND COMES ALL THE WAY BACK AGAIN. I WANT TREES INSTEAD OF GRAVESTONES AND NOTHING TO CONFESS. I GOT A SOFT SPOT FOR YOUR ANCIENT BOOKS OF HORROR STORIES. I GOT A MUSIC IN MY EARS FROM LONG LONG AGO AND FAR FAR AWAY AND I STILL HUM ITS TUNE BUT HOW COULD I EVER BELIEVE EVERY WORD IT SAYS TO ME? WE FOLLOW OUR OWN STEPS WHILE OUR SHADOWS KEEPS WATCHING US. THE WRONG STEPS WOULD BE NOT TO START THIS EXODUS.
Track Name: RIFLE SCISSOR STONE
“HATE TO SAY I TOLD YOU SO” SAID THE SCISSOR TO THE STONE. “WHEN YOU’RE FINISHED WITH ME I’LL BE SHARPER THAN I’VE EVER BEEN BEFORE.” “HATE TO SAY I TOLD YOU SO” SAID THE SNAKEBITE TO THE BONE. “I’VE WORKED ALL NIGHT ON THIS, NOW I’M GONNA PUSH YOU OFF YOUR THRONE”. I GOT TO GOT TO GOT TO GET ALL THE FIREWORKS FRAMED. I CAN’T CAN’T SLEEP UNTIL THE LAST LION IS TAME. I GOT TO GOT TO GOT TO LINE UP ALL OUR POTENTIAL SHOTWOUNDS. I CAN’T CAN’T CAN’T LIE STILL UNTIL I KNOW FOR SURE THAT YOU AND I AIN’T DOOMED. “I THINK I NEVER LOVED YOU MORE” SAID THE PILLOW TO THE HEAD. “LET’S BE HONEST, WITH ALL YOUR LATE NIGHT GUESTS YOU NEVER GOT SO INTIMATE” “I THINK I NEVER LOVED YOU MORE” SAID THE RIFLE TO THE HEART. “LET’S BE HONEST, NO MATTER WHICH WAY I TURN IT’S GONNA BE REAL HARD TO PULL US APART”.