Six Mellow Dramas

by Birdiana

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released September 4, 2013

Vocals and lyrics: Petra Podlahová
Music, and vocals and lyrics on “Die Lange Reise”: Henrik Lafrenz

Cover art: Naomi Potter

Backing vocal on “Anestetická”: Monika Krausová
Cello on “Beach Holiday”: Regula Spirig
Special effects on “Die Lange Reise”: Matt Patey

Sonic advisor: Antje Volkmann
Band photography: Matt Patey
Editorial advisor: Noel Bush

Thanks to: Johannes Russ, for lending us your microphone screen; Rainer Heesch, for letting us mix three of the tracks in your studio; CESTA, for letting us record some vocals in your barn; Viktor, for the quotation in “Lost”.

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Track Name: Anestetická
(English translation below)

Podívám se na zoubek
řekněte mi: ááá
věř mi, vím co dělám
já na to studoval

Jsem tvoje injekce
anestetická
koukni se do očí
jistota

Koukni se do očí
jistota

--

Let me take a closer look at that tooth
say: "aaaaah"
trust me, i know what I'm doing
I am well trained

I am your shot
of anesthetic
look me in the eye
I am confident

Look me in the eye
I am confident
Track Name: Beach Holiday
Fields folding in
an army of beetles
shelter from thin grass stalks
wind blowing tickles

Hands on grass, eyes on sky
half-open, see through
a flock of birds passing by
sun making freckles

Sandcastles washing off
weird sculptures shatter
all kids them have gone home
hair full of summer
Track Name: Show Her
Show her all your plans
smile and stroke her hair
kiss her on her face
show her you will stay

She's all worth it, go!
let her fly again
never shout her name
show her you will stay

Show her you will stay
Track Name: Die Lange Reise
(English version below)

Ich balanciere deine Kugel, mit meiner linken Hand
Ich kann dich spüren wie Du zitterst und
Mit meiner rechten Hand
Die Blase dich durchläuft

Ich kreuze deine Halsschlagader
Dein Blut hat Vorfahrt
Deren Ende ich am Horizont erahnen kann

Am anderen Ufer bin ich nackt, doch ich friere nicht
Ich halte dich
Mit meiner linken Hand
Mit meiner rechten Hand

Ich balanciere deine Kugel, mit meiner linken Hand
Wir kommen jetzt ans Zentrum der Partei
Ich bin hier lange nicht gewesen, und ich bringe dich
Mit meiner rechten Hand
Ich halte dich
Ich zeige dich
Ich halt' dich
Noch nicht

Wir applizieren neue Werte
Der Himmel ist jetzt jeden Abend frei
Die lange Reise wird vergessen
Wir sterben nicht und fühlen nichts dabei
Die neue Welt kennt keine Wände
Den Blick richten wir nur geradeaus
Wir sterben nicht und fühlen nichts dabei

--

I balance your sphere, in my left hand
I can feel how you shiver, and
with my right hand
how the bubble runs through you

I cross your carotid artery
your blood has the right of way
whose end I can intuit at the horizon

On the other shore I am naked, but I don’t freeze
I’m holding you
with my left hand
with my right hand

I balance your sphere, in my left hand
We are getting closer to the center of the party
I haven't been here in a long time, and I bring you
with my right hand
I’m holding you
I’m showing you
I hold you
not yet

We apply new values
The sky is clear now, every night
The long journey is being forgotten
We don’t die, and we don’t feel anything
The new world knows no walls
We gaze only straight ahead
We don’t die, and we don’t feel anything
Track Name: Lost
(English version below)

Rum froze long ago
we got stuck in snow

Je to nepřehledný

Beze strachu pustit žilou
duše temná duše moje

Po obloze potemnělý
plujou jenom slepý noty
benzínky jsou v nedohlednu

Je to nepřehledný

Rum je dávno zamrzlej

Zapadli jsme sněhem
bez něhy a téměř na dno
duše temná duše tvoje

Beze strachu pustit žilou
duše temná duše moje

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Rum froze long ago
we got stuck in snow

It is unclear

With no fear, bleed it out
dark soul, soul of mine

The darkened sky
the blind notes flow
gas stations not in sight

It is unclear

Rum froze long ago

We got stuck in snow
without tenderness and near the bottom
dark soul, soul of yours

With no fear, bleed it out
dark soul, soul of mine
Track Name: Event Horizon
It's like people in a hurry in the city
it's like waiting waiting for the delayed train
it's like stopping after every twenty minutes
then things don't seem to sit, no not, so straight

It's like monkeys going up and down the tree branch
it's like zebras running before heavy rain
it's like trying to get rid of every thought of
you
don't seem to sit, no not, so straight

Show me you can slow down
sit here, for a change
look out of the window
reconvalescence makes sense

Show me you can slow down
sit here, for a change
look out of the window

Such a tiny black hole
c'mon, pull, it's not so grave
you just brushed against
reconvalescence