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The second album - including bonus track

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released May 1, 2012

Sara Rilling - viola
Rainer Fox - saxophones
Georg van Lichtenberg - electric guitar
Joey Stevenson - bass
Christiane Günther - vocals
Michael Wolpers - drums
Halfblind Henry - vocals, acoustic guitar, dobro

recorded at ToneVision Studio by Jörg Reinke
photography by Martin Bahr

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Track Name: They're Not Dreaming, They've Just Fallen Asleep (The Wal-Martian Song)
They're Not Dreaming, They've Just Fallen Asleep
(The Wal-Martian Song)


Oh, to be back in the land of the hideous hipshake
where wobbling warriors worship the false and the fake
Yes, this is the land of the camouflaged cupcake
where the queen of quirks can cause a coast-to-coast quake
Some jelly-faced jerk's laughing too loud about his own juvenile joke
Billboard Billy-Bob's grimly grinning for cancer-safe coke
Colesterol Kathy brags about her cardiac condition and everybody's stretching for a stroke

and as the sun goes down
on vintage glory town
lawnmowers and leaf blowers sing a noisy lullaby
deep sleep drips from the bottom of the bad boy's sullen eye
Switch to another show
Turn the lights down low
Don't go where the wal-martians go

Here comes cruising Carol, she just can't concentrate
there's a brand new babbling doll which she can't help but imitate
as she's getting ready for her whip-cream candy-date
the stench of stale fat makes her slurp and salivate
in her carnival costume she's cool as real live bait
Silly Sally shops at Uggly Muggly's, she's got a dream to maintain
Lame Foot Liz, she's a real Miss Whiz when she's walking with her hurry-cane
Ol' Jack Obese farts in his cart as he's rolling down meat bargain lane
All the cash craving crew chew on cheap cheese and artificial grain

and as the sun...

You're always in with the in-sect, let yourself be bitten and stung
Save your saviour, pray and pay, praise at the top of your lungs
you don't have to know nothin' bout nothin' to say what's right and what's wrong
Yes, you can act like a man on the label of a can in your most convenient store
No need to go far in your over-sized car but you gotta let the engine roar
Run for office, teach 'em what tough is, and end up going to war
Pinhead patriots and passionate paraders will always vote for more

and as the sun...

Shake the maker, you can be sure there's a taker for any kind of unbelievable trash
Life on screen, the shows, the news, the ads, all day and all night the addicts are licking mash
while the league of fakers, ministers, lawyers, senators, law-breakers are busy in the back room counting cash
Puritan morals rule, bigoted preachers drool, politicians fool you, in every nursery, every school they teach what life's all about: money, faith and food, money faith and food, money, faith and food …...
Track Name: Wet Shoes
Wet Shoes

It’s early in the morning
And I got my wet shoes on
Yesterday the rain kept falling
All day long
I’ve been staggering through muddy waters
Ever since the flood came down
It’s early in the morning
And I got my wet shoes on


The ground’s getting soft and muddy
I’m sinking where I stand
If this rain keeps a- falling
I gotta change my plans
Storm clouds are piling up
All over the land
The ground’s getting soft and muddy
I’m sinking where I stand


I got my straw hat on
I know it ain’t water proof
Trash bags wrapped around me
Makes me look like a goof
The mud sticks like glue
It’s getting hard to move
I got my straw hat on
I know it ain’t water proof


It’s early in the morning
And I got my wet shoes on
Yesterday the rain kept falling
All day long
I’ve been staggering through muddy waters
Ever since the flood came down
It’s early in the morning
And I got my wet shoes on
Track Name: Hot Chicken Soup
Hot Chicken Soup

I'm walking down a dead end street
and you know that I'm a man
who never turns around
Will you follow me down to the water, Babe
just to watch me drown

Come here Mama
lay all your charms on me
take me in your arms
only when that clock stops a-tickin'
I can feel the joys of home
Mama, you've got what I need
so keep me in closed loop
feed me hot chicken soup
make me feel alright
don't leave me chewing bones
of cold turkey tonight

So, you paint your sailboat
in rainbow colours
Let me tell you, Babe
the river fell dry
We got to walk to get to the sea

Come here Mama...

I don't care for cheap things
cheap things are cheap
I love to pay for the promise
that you never keep
Let me ride with you
and we will go down so deep

Come here Mama..
Track Name: One And Only
One and Only

At ease with everything but myself
standing between sun and wind
confusing freedom and solitude
exposed to the sky, burning my skin

Leaving someone you couldn't touch
is the strangest feeling of them all
when the mind still is aching
for what the heart has trouble to recall

You are my one and only
but you’re not the only one
We’re in the middle of elusiveness…
To make us feel less lonely
the exchange of hurt has just begun


In search of truth and a lover
I found out what they mean by making friends
While I was working undercover
secret messages I failed to send

So if there's nothing for us
that was really, really meant to be
I guess I have to take my aspirations
and bury them in the deep dark sea

You are my one and only
but you’re not the only one
We’re in the middle of elusiveness…
to make us feel less lonely
the exchange of hurt has just begun

I can’t be standing on this cliff forever
wishing I could leave here flying
I will come to be your best friend
or die trying
Track Name: Missing The Feel
Missing the Feel

So, how are you?
Haven’t heard from you in a long time
Me. I’m just getting on
Drifting between the ugly and the sublime
Oh yes, it’s true
I’d still give all I got for the perfect rhyme
But all hope has gone
It’ just my stubbornness working overtime

Hey, won’t you tell me what’s the matter?
Let me know why you are avoiding me
Is ist that your entire world’s been shattered
or is ist that you only see the silly boy in me?

So, how are you?
Have you found a place for you to hide?
Me, well, I get along
I still do a little living on the side
But yes, it’s true
I’m stuck here watching the rising tide
It all went wrong
but there’s still a couple of things I haven’t tried

Hey, won’t you come here to get better?
Let me know what has been haunting you
Is it, that you’ve been puzzled by my letter
or was it my confession that has been daunting you?

If I tried to call we could sit all day in some café
and watch the stray dogs bide and shiver
All my time I pledge to sitting on the ledge
but I’ll walk the edge to meet you half-way on the bridge
across the dividing river

Hey, won’t you try to be on my side?
We've been fighting ghosts on our own too long
Are you afraid of drowning in the high tide
or do you think that all we try can only turn out wrong?

Hey,
I will miss you
just wanted you to know, that’s all
Track Name: Sweetheart Blues
Sweetheart Blues

Couldn’t sleep last night
had you on my mind
Couldn’t sleep last night
had you on my mind
I stood there watching the dawn clouds
and the sun coming up behind

I felt two hearts beating
two voices calling from inside
I felt two hearts beating
two voices calling from inside
I felt like I’d been taken
on a two-lane ride

Got a bird who whistles
got a bird who sings
Got a bird who whistles
got a bird who sings
That makes two birds all around me
flapping their wings

Let me call you Sweetheart
Honey, when you call on me
Let me call you Sweetheart
Honey, when you call on me
Ah, sweethearts we will find
if sweethearts we will be