Open Letters To Ones Who Know

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released June 1, 2012

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FROM THIS DAY ON Berlin, Germany

Emo/Grunge Berlin

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Markus-guitar
Ivo-guitar
Andre-drums
Benni-bass
Felix-vocals

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Track Name: The Change
we broke our rules, we bent our souls and powerless we drifted away.
in dense woods of social life, prioritized the wrong things. thin smiles at the end of the day, hot wax had drowned the flame. promised myself: I won’t give up the fight,
but time belied my naive vow. Wasted time in a job I didn’t like, instead of spent it with you, at first we’ve started as one force, unstoppable, at the end we were flat mates. I know it was my fault. all your well meant hints, I have dismissed.
your premonitions, I have ignored. If freedom becoming escape, if affection is turning to pain, if reliance is ending in smoke, what will be left?!
so you decided to break up, (to) go your own way, at least I understood the reasons
why you needed a change. you were right. it’s been over since a very long time, I didn’t admit, but now I do. thank you for trying so long, yeah don’t get me wrong, it must be hard to stay with a guy that you don’t love. when you said this to me, it broke my heart, but you were sincere and now it’s okay, it’s okay.
after all I see your face, I see a smile. you’re like a sister for me. I wish you the best.
I will not forget, I wish you the best, the good times that we had.
I will not forget, I wish you the best, the sacrifice we made.
if there will be a next try with someone else, I’ll keep our story in mind, all my life.
I will not forget.
Track Name: The Promise
my sweetest love, my flesh and blood, most important purpose I will ever have, you stepped into my life and everything were changed for me. though I felt kind of panic,
when I figured out you will arrive, though I thought of escape, your living resolved all my doubts. you, my little son, with all my love I will ever have I promise to care of you, no matter what will happen to us.
no room for mistakes, I’ve just this only chance. so I wrote these lines to remind myself of the task I have. I couldn’t forgive myself, if I would fail. I’ve to hold the course, at any cost.
It’s cause I know myself and my lethargic streak, too much talk for too less substance. like my old man, I’m just limited reliable and tend to neglect people.
I’ve to hold the course, at any cost.
it would mean the world to me, if you’d esteem me as a good dad.
Track Name: The Fellow
not a thousand words can reduce the guilt that I feel because I never told you this before. almost 20 years I’m calling you a friend, but you’re so much more, you’re my brother. since we’ve met you permanently watched my back without second thoughts. once in a while I forgot to treat you with respect, but you earn it, you earn it.
together we’ve stories to tell, but we never talked about you and me or where we stand. aside all the gossip we live, I trust in you, I always will do, my constant in life.
I know I should tell you before at leat I do now, writing these lines, devote them to you.
together we’ve stories to tell, but we never talked about you and me or where we stand. I know I should tell you before at leat I do now, writing these lines, devote them to you.
maybe it sounds strange, maybe i bother you, but it’s important to me speak out the simple truth: you’re my brother, come what may. my mom adopted you when we had first grade. So times may change, but you will stay.
I’ll never have such a loyal friend again. I’ll never such a loyal friend like you again.
Track Name: The Oath
who switched the lights off? Who pulled the rug out from under me? and why my heart’s still beating, although it’s feeling dead. what made you decide to end this life?
and why the hell you didn’t ask me to help you?

shadow of your former self. I was wrong, we weren’t able to bear and beaten by setbacks you backed out. you broke the oath that we’d sworn when we were kids.
if someone tries to keep you down, defy. if someone tries to suck you dry, defy.
if someone forces you to give up, deny.

and what’s up now? I’m sitting here in ruins, shocked by your grit. Sorry dude, I didn’t realize your graveness of despair, delved into trivia too busy to care.

you chose this way I hope it won’t be mine, but I’m afraid since you’re gone. will I be able to resist the dark without you? You left me alone and I will miss you, but I can’t be angry with you. There is nothing left to say just: goodbye dude, goodbye my friend, goodbye.
Track Name: The Wound
this one is just for you, although I’m sure you will never read these lines. it’s for my strangest pal, rather known as dad. during many years we found out that we act quite the same, good and bad, but it complicated us.
neither brought about a rebound, maybe we never tried. Since I can think back you’ve casptivated me and I’m grateful for my gift to keep alive your precious legacy.
we both know you inducted me into rock’n roll the revelation of my life.
you treated me as a friend, but I was just a kid. I didn’t need a friend, I just needed a dad. each time when you stayed off without a word, a sad boy was waiting on the couch. I tried to cover, to cover, to cover it up, but you have let me down.
I know you’re not mean, you just acted in good faith, that’s still hurting me.
we both know what I’m talking about, you felt the pain, so why you did the same to me?! at last you moved away, it’s bitterweet, to build up a new family, to start again and now you’re exspecting a son, it’s bittersweet, tell me I will be a brother in two months.

it’s bittersweet I treat you now, like you always did. but it’s scaring me cause it seems I’ll become like you. and even more I realize that I’m your son, the more I try to resist this circumstance. I’m not like you. I hate how you behave, although I’m loving you.
Track Name: The Appreciation
it’s not my intention to bar you from my life, maybe sometimes it feels like I would conceal my innermost. but it makes no sense to live a life of anger, you should accept that I am walking on a different track.

but it’s decreasing my love that I feel for you, I value things just different. I respect your way of life and every choice you ever made, I’m proud to be your son.
always tried to enable everything to me, you worked so hard. so trust I won’t drift into lethargy, I will move on like you always did. you teached me to fly and like a wisper in the wind you’re always around me.
I wish I would be able to explain myself to you,
but I don’t know why I always act the same. it was never my intention to bar you from my life. I’m proud to be your son.
I know you have supported my dreams, and you will always do.
Some of your points I’ll never understand and I know we hurted each other about a million times. I try to apologize, I try to apologize.
I wish I would be able to explain myself to you,
but I don’t know why I always act the same. it was never my intention to bar you from my life. I’m proud to be your son.
Track Name: The Decline
skinny jeans and checked shirts, is this really the way how we identify ourselves?
we more in fashion trends, smartphone apps than into politics. after years of denial we’re dressing like v-necked techno douchebags, we’ve conformed ourselves.
why we became so straight? Why we became so bore? I miss some punk inside.
I need some punk inside.
What defines our scene? Why do we cut our roots off? is any substance left?
Maybe we marked time for too long, too bored by ourselves to play demanding songs? What have we become?
Who needs to protest? if you can post on facebook you’re sad. how the hell we can take ourselves serious? we’re just ridicolous fools. any passion is gone, replaced by superficial roles. faked D.I.Y. it’s all marketing, we’re just another trade.
What defines our scene? Why do we cut our roots off? is any substance left?
Maybe we marked time for too long, too bored by ourselves to play demanding songs? Are some believers left?
Track Name: The Secret
you’re tall and strong, an experienced solid man. that I’d never doubt. maybe kind of awkward, but in a pleasant way. You’re kindly soul.
I look into your eyes and I see something strange, something makes me sad. I know your problem stressing you since you were born. because I have the same, because I have the same.
about 70 long years you are controlled by your hidden fears. you still think there’s a need for prove me strenght, a need for secrecy, but I know your problem and so our family does. So come on swallow your pride, it’s not too lateto improve your life.
no reason to be ashamed, no reason to be ashamed, it’s not too late.
for you I will always be 5 years old, but I grew up long ago and I know what’s wrong.
deep in your heart something’s scaring you, something makes you mad. I know this problem, because I have the same. don’t be so ashamed, don’t be so ashamed.
I should take more time to call you or come by. maybe it would help, maybe it would help to accept my aid and the offer that I made. I should, I should, I should take more time. before you’ll go, I hope you will make peace with yourself. I hope you will.
I would support you. we all, we all, we would support you.