One Beautiful Mess

by Small Fires

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1.
You come sneaking in as blurred outlines and vague beginnings 
Just fragments and frequencies a hazy notion is stirring deep inside of me From time to time you come around like a regular visitor of town
 You never stay, I won’t be long, is what you say You've got to be moving on And when you’ve left it’s not the same here
 A certain shimmer still remains You come and go whenever you feel like it 
 This much I know
 And every time you’re starting something new
 for me to follow through What are you headed for today, is there a concept, anyway?
 You’re telling me, just wait and see and don’t you try to understand 'cause when you’ve left it’s not the same here
 A certain shimmer still remains You come and go whenever you feel like it
 This much I know
 And every time you’re starting something new
 for me to follow through
, I ask myself, how far will I go?
2.
The tired hands of time Join to throw their shadow And the borderline shimmers gold This is yours and mine We let nobody know Let the light recline to regrow We set to glow There’s no history Here to haunt the divide That we dig to reap what we sow A rhythm on repeat That no one can describe But we crave to be to let go We set to glow Words woven well Can remind, can free minds Words woven well Can steal time, render blind We lean in to be Caught in charcoal and vines Become scenery, begin to grow Spreading secretly Smudging all of the lines Where we need to be to regrow We set to glow
3.
Don’t you act like it’s gone away I breathed it in Words worked in and found a way Under my skin Hard times are ahead of me But still you say Take it on the chin my son To win the hill upon which you run is a long one And you’re gonna need strength and pride Don’t provide them with a peek inside Hide what you got away There’s not a better way for a man to be a man So take it on the chin Words worm in while you’re unaware Just how deep they’ve gone Course set off to anywhere But the pull is strong Steer slowly and steadily Still you’re at the helm Take it on the chin my son To win the hill upon which you run is a long one And you’re gonna need strength and pride Don’t provide them with a peek inside Hide what you got away There’s not a better way for a man to be a man So take it on the chin
4.
Plasticine 04:25
If you look for long enough its gonna look wrong 
If you look for long enough its gonna look wrong Momentary indecisiveness 
 Hesitation require inquest
 Microscopically we analyze
 Adjust the focus inspect the lines If you look for long enough its gonna look wrong
 If you look for long enough its gonna look wrong We are made of plasticine
 So dirty clean
 Imperfectly in the know
 We are made of plasticine
 So dirty clean
 Imperfectly goes to show Left eye closed head tilted to one side
 Push and poke dissect and magnify Calculate the in-discrepancy Crunch the numbers, make them bleed We are made of plasticine
 So dirty clean
 Imperfectly in the know 
We are made of plasticine
 So dirty clean
 Imperfectly goes to show If you look for long enough its gonna look wrong
 If you look for long enough its gonna look wrong We are made of plasticine
5.
This is one beautiful mess that you left me with
 This is one beautiful mess that i cannot resist
 Emphatically able to fully disable me This is one beautiful mess that we're sitting inside
 This is one beautiful mess that i should not abide
 Disaster cascading but i'm not evading you Chaos can be charming with your arms around me
 If you let go the sound of the alarms'll drown me
 Won't you surround me This is one beautiful mess that you left me with
 This is one beautiful mess that i cannot resist You surround me You surround me 
You surround me You surround me
6.
Wiser 04:03
Words are wise but eyes are wiser
 All the while they tantalize her
 I'll be waiting in the aisles and
 We'll be wiser, this time
 We'll be wiser, this time Played the fool and payed the prices
 All the rules and all the vices
 Disregard all their devices 
We'll be wiser, this time
 We'll be wiser, this time
 We'll be wiser, this time 
We'll be wiser, this time Lies'll hide inside the covers 
Multiply and try to color
 Worlds that once were more than lovers 
We'll be wiser, this time
 We'll be wiser, this time
 We'll be wiser, this time (as if we never knew, or never wanted to)
 We'll be wiser, this time (as if we never knew, or never wanted to)

credits

released March 3, 2017

2017 produced by Swen Meyer at Festland Studio and Small Fires.
Mixed by Daniel Bongard at Studio Bellafonte except track 3 mixed by Swen Meyer at Festland Studio. Mastered by Michael Schwabe at Monoposto. Design by Jan Kruse, Human Empire Studio.
Photo by Inga Seevers. Backing vocals on track 6: Valeska Steiner (BOY). All songs written by Small Fires. Small Fires are Lars Dahlke, Benjamin Galliers and Ruben Seevers. www.smallfires.de

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Small Fires Hamburg, Germany

Small Fires is a German/British Indie-Pop band from Hamburg, Germany.

Benjamin Galliers: Vocals, Sampler
Lars Dahlke: Guitar
Ruben Seevers: Bass, Keyboard

Releases:
2017 EP 'One Beautiful Mess'
2019 Album 'All This Noise'
2020 Single 'Chewbacca'

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