Ballads of Marble Town

by The Sunmoth

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released October 26, 2014

All Songs written by Thomas Böhm, except "Let You Down Easy" written by Herk Röpe/Thomas Böhm.
Played by Thomas and Herk, recorded and produced by Herk.
Cover Picture by Silas Tranter

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The Sunmoth Giessen, Germany

The Nymph only could repeat, the Beloved were transfixed on their reflection. Quite tragic really - quite funny, too.
Krautrock, Americana - who cares: all of it is music.

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Track Name: Shape in every Cloud
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, all good children gonna go to heaven
do they, do they now?
8, 9, 10, 11, 12, zero, i ain´t gonna be your hero
won´t i, won´t i now?

there´s a shape in every cloud,
a mystery in every day
who can live every single day
like it was their last?

big fish, little fish swimmin in the water
every day you live, your life gets shorter
don´t it, don´t it now?

mama caught a chicken, and she squeeze it real tight,
oh pretty baby keep on doing that all night!
why don´t you, why don´t you now?

the animals went in two by two,
pickin on their bones was a one-eyed crow
lord help me, help me please!

hush pretty baby, don´t say a word,
daddy´s killed all the bees and birds,
how could he, how could he now?

there´s a shape in every cloud,
a mystery in every day,
but i don´t care what you say or do
just be forever blue
Track Name: Holes
found myself walking down that old road again,
when i turned around and realized it really ain´t the same

i heard the chinese say, you never cross the same river twice,
but the further i go, the thinner seems to get the ice

keep on hearin´of all these people so desperately lookin for reasons to die,
instead of tryin to figure out. how to live and why

don´t be jealous, of a simple mind
for you, who i don´t know
where the first one in my life
and blessed are the ones,
who are allowed to dig their own holes

i met the witches of the moors, of the meadows and the shores,
they grabbed me by the neck, dragged me to the shadows, put me on the floor

you may say, i never quite was the same, as i was before
but put me in any room, i´ll find the lock, the light, the key and the door

so, don´t be jealous of a simple heart
for you, who i don´t know
where the last one in my life
and blessed are the ones who are allowed to dig their own holes
Track Name: Let You Down Easy
a frail delight
of times long gone
flickering in the night
the game´s still on

you know, i look at life this way
and you know, you can not stay
i will only drive you crazy
but i will let you down so easy

going through the motions
sand is breathing
the deep black ocean
unerneath the feet

you know, i look at life this way
and you, you can not stay,
i will only drive you crazy
and i will make you feel the pain of beauty
Track Name: Gates of Marble Town
i truly wish you all the best,
so why don´t you give it a rest,
because you can´t hurt me anymore

i killed you in my dreams,
in thirteen juicy ways,
now you can´t hurt me anymore

listen to me darling, i will not let you down
i´ll meet you in the end by the gates of marble town
don´t you know that bitterness is a companion from hell
and i intend to live to tell

now there´s nothing left for us to share,
neither happiness, nor dark despair,
and you can´t fool me anymore

keep your hollow grin of satisfaction,
until the day of ressurection,
because you can´t fool me anymore

now i´m appetite alone,
to the earth and to the stone,
and you can´t touch me anymore

you see, i got coal and iron in my veins,
and i can´t feel no more pains,
and you can´t touch me anymore

so listen to me darling, i will not let you down,
i´ll meet you in the end, by the gates of marble town,
and where there is no doubt, there you will find no truth,
so won´t you listen to my blues
Track Name: Nightingale
bumble bees were humming my thoughts,
swallows were painting the blue sky,
i didn´t ask them why

moon was jumping over the cow,
beetle bugs were singing meow,
i didn´t ask them how

but when i heard the nightingale,
delighting in my forest,
mushrooms, berries, moonflowers
i poured into my chalice
when i heard the nightingale,
i knew, she was calling me

fireflies were jumping left, right
dancing to the cicadas hollow cries,
i didn´t ask them why

owls were hooting at the night,
oriols were crying the end,
i didn´t ask them when

but when i heard the nightingale,
lamenting in my palace,
hemlock, nightshade, bleeding hearts,
i poured into my chalice,
when i heard the nightingale,
i knew she was calling me
Track Name: Ballad of a Ghost
you didnt ask for my name, you just took it,
i don´t want no ticket,
´cause i ain´t gonna ride on your train

i don´t wanna talk to you on the fone,
i ain´t never gonna call this place my home,
and i sure as hell don´t wanna see you in my room

i´m just sitting here thinking, contemplating,
waiting for the end of your world
sitting here thinking, smoking and drinking,
waiting for the end of your world

i really hate what you do, and i know you do, too
there´s nothing in the world you could do to make me follow you
´cause i really hate what you, and i can see that you do, too

so don´t you try to tell me everything is just fine
´cause i can the darkness crawling up your spine,
and the demon smile you now see, well it ain´t mine

and i know, you can hear me talking from way down below,
i know, you can hear me singing from way down below
and you may see my footprints in the melting snow
but you´re just wearing a mask - and i´m a ghost

who´s just sitting here thinking, contemplating,
watching the end of your world
just sitting here thinking, smoking and drinking,
watching the end of your world