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released November 13, 2015

written and performed by bordeaux lip.
recorded, mixed and mastered by johannes eberhard at studio 21.
cover by felix schönberg / design by tim wer.

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bordeaux lip Switzerland

bordeaux lip sound like pete doherty and the queens of the stone age fighting for the most beautiful girl of the night. though she probably isn't that beautiful. they have commited themselves to celebrating the ugly. with their love-hate-relationship with guitars they do everything the cool kids currently hate: huge and catchy melodies, sung with the desire and the charm of an empty bottle. ... more

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Track Name: sappy
I'm sappy and I don't even have to fake it / one of those caps that jingles when you shake it / and when she speaks she's the first autumn wind / a shiver down my spine / like liquid wax she traps my skin / so I can't take a look behind / just help me stay blind

she's sappy trying to act like a grown-up / when she's drinking until she has to throw up / but when the other noises are turned off / her voice becomes my guide / puts her hands close onto my eyes / when all the light's too bright / just help me stay blind

oh, can we just be sappy together?

when I can't smile / she's my exile / after a climb / she's my sunshine
Track Name: for your love
for your love / I'd give you everything and more and that's for sure / for your love / I'd bring you diamond rings and things right to your door / for your love / to thrill you with delight / I'll bring you diamonds bright / there'll be things that will excite / and make you dream of me at night / for your love

for your love / I'd give the moon if it were mine to give / for your love / I'd give the stars and the sun 'fore I live / for your love / to thrill you with delight / I'll bring you diamonds bright / there'll be things that will excite / I'll make you dream of me at night / for your love
Track Name: interlude (minus)
the days were delightful and the hours were light / particularly when one was on one's own / and woke up in the middle of the night / never less alone than when alone

mornings which dawn dim but not quite white / if paler than paper, ivory or bone / promised the gorgeous sights of trite daylight / never less alone than when alone

the shape of the day, its realistic rite / depends upon which way the dice are thrown / from right to left, or it might be, left to right / but never less alone than when alone

conceived in the depths but born upon the height / where the mountains of tomorrow shone / the soul may take its solitary flight / never less alone than when alone
Track Name: loreley
floating on the open sea / just my little ship and me / and from heaven drips a choir / catch' me with piano-wire / every note gives me a shock / pulls me closer to the rock / I can't win but I will try / shouting at the open sky / tell me lore- loreley / is it you who holds me tight? / with you gorgeous hook and eye / and a voice that made me cry

I'm a puppet on a string / hoist my sails in evil wind / and my brain wants to take part / but there's a captain in my heart / lighthouse shines in strawberry-blonde / shows me everything I want / and it feels absolutely wrong / but I keep fighting her song / loreley, there's land in sight / let me ask you this upright / is one moment by your side / really worth a suicide?

loreley I'm gonna die / my ship is swallowed by the tide / even though you won't reply / I hope you heard my battle-cry
Track Name: a perfume
darling come with me / to lonely places like in documentaries / lets hunt with polar bears / lets sing on ice bergs where unheard voices freeze / I'm gonna pluck the silence / distill its blossom and then make a perfume of it / so we can take a noseful / everytime were sick but cant afford to say no

darling come with me / where millions of dollars are useless after all / where we can finally breathe / and stop smashing our heads against the wall / I'm gonna pluck the silence / distill its blossom and then make a perfume of it / so we can take a noseful / everytime were sick but cant afford to say no

like it or believe it / the bite is worse than the bark / she asked if she could ask me something but there was no question mark / she went: I dont care about you being bitter / you can snarl at the one by one / but dont act surprised if once they stop you running riot with your shot gun
Track Name: maybe tomorrow
I'd be honest if i didnt fear your laugh / and those emerypapervoices coming back / and I would stand up if I wasnt afraid of heights / I could trip and fall and even break my neck / so maybe tomorrow / maybe tomorrow / I think tomorrow I'll begin to try

I would speak up if I wasnt as short as time / and if I knew where to put my shaky hands / and I'd say yes but I have never heard them ask / if they asked I'm sure I wouldnt miss that chance / but maybe tomorrow / maybe tomorrow / I think tomorrow I'll begin to try

sure, tomorrow I'm gonna stand up at four o'clock in the morning / I'm gonna have a healthy breakfast and then I go outide / into the forrest where I can breathe in that fresh air I've heard about on tv / and then I'll write love letters / love letters to each and every girl I have ever adored / whole books of compliments that wouldnt come across my lips / and after that I'm gonna travel the world / travel the world and visit all the places I have always pretended to know / I'll find the time / I'll forget the sorrow / I'll find the guts / at the latest tomorrow
Track Name: interlude (an alien)
a petal drifted lose / from a great magnolia bloom / your face hung in the gloom / floating white and close / we seemed alone / but another bent over you with lips of flame / unknown without a name / hated and yet my brother / your one short moan of pain / was an exorcising spell / the devil flew back to hell / we were alone again / pain / we were alone again / pain / we were alone again
Track Name: on the quiet
I already hear your handmade china heart hitting the ground / burst to thousand pieces with an earpiercing sound / so I'm not really sure if I should show you what i have found / does staring at each other make our heartbeat synchronize / she asked: do you think these colors all look different in all eyes? / and I'm not really sure if that sounds foolish or very wise

in my song she sleeps tonight / goes along in peace and quiet / on the quiet / on the quiet

I cut her into pieces and then hide her in a song / a lovely little melody that still feels kind of wrong / cause I'm not really sure if i could ask you to sing along / her laughter is the chorus to a long and bitter verse / her lips are precious poetry without speaking a word / but I'm not really sure if I'm allowed to steal a kiss from her

in my song she sleeps tonight / goes along in peace and quiet / on the quiet / on the quiet

from time to time the echoes of her perfume cross my way / I chase them through my mind trying hard to make them stay / cause I am not really sure if i am happy they'll fade away / I'm not really sure if I am happy you'll fade away
Track Name: ifeveryonesunique
we take drugs when we are bored / we dont need to be adored / you told us to follow since we were young / you told us to follow since we were young / now we take drugs when we are bored

we take drugs when we are bored / we dont need to be adored / if everyone's unique then I'm the only one who's not / if everyone's unique, I'm the one who is not / so we take drugs when we are bored

I met a girl in the waiting room / her eyes were red but still in bloom / ignorance is bliss I said / she only shrugged and shook her head / wake up / fit in / work / dont complain / love hate / hate love / just play the game / well you could earn a living but you wont learn how to live / in the end well die alone / nothing left of what weve grown / and even if it sounds unfair / the universe wont even care

so we take drugs when we are bored / we dont need to be adored / if everyones unique then I'm the only one who's not / if everyone's unique, I'm the one who is not / now we take drugs when we are bored