neue musik: Alfred Ladylike – Phone Song

Veröffentlicht am 14.06.2017

Phone Song by Alfred Ladylike filmed at HACK-B-THEATER on April 4, 2017. It was an absolute pleasure working with Björn and Paul on this! Check out their website if you want to make something similar: http://www.talklang.com

Camera/Editing: Björn Leste
Sound Recording: Björn Leste
Mix/Master: Paul Kuchenbuch
Music and Lyrics by Alfred Ladylike

Special thanks to Giulia and Marco

more Ladylike tunes and info:
https://www.facebook.com/alfredladylike
https://www.instagram.com/alfred_lady…
https://twitter.com/alfred_ladylike
https://alfredladylike.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/alfred-ladylike

lyrics:

Ooo

There’s a world outside of my phone
I long ago called home
I got sucked into that comforting glow
Got blinders on, now I can’t let go, let go

Refresh again and constantly scroll
I might as well tattoo a barcode
Onto my right hand, the one that will hold
That god-damned thing until it grows old and cold
Till it grows old and cold, till it grows old and cold, I’m sold

Ooo

Looking back at the ruins of our globe
Skeletons clutching mobile phones
Cause of death may never be known
I contend it’s ego overdose

I’m surgically connected to my phone
I couldn’t bear the thought to be alone
For five minutes without my safety rope
Connecting me to humanity
Now Facebook feed me reality
Yeah, uhhhh

I wrote this song with the notes on my phone
The head-down tribe got another soul
And I look both ways before crossing the road
I won’t become another death statistic for the Pokémon GO

I want you to…
Look both ways when you’re crossing the
Look both ways when crossing the
Look both ways when you’re crossing the road, promise me
Look both ways, I want you to
Look both ways when you’re crossing
Look both ways when you’re crossing the road
When you’re crossing the
Road

 

Advertisements

the thing about things by amanda palmer

what fits better into a blog with the subtitle: “…about art, music and things” than a song with the title: the thing about things…?

thanx for the release amanda and thanx to the patreon-people for providing my favorite artist with dough to produce art.

LYRICS:

THE THING ABOUT THINGS

i’ve loaned a lot of things to a lot of friends

like dresses and records and books

and some of the time i never see them again

and in a weird way i think that it works

because the thing about things is they start turning evil

when you start to forget what they’re for

and so if you’re not sure what you did with my sweater

i’ll just have to love you a little bit more

i had a ring it belonged to my grandfather

he was a mason

and gay and he was distant and bitter

for all of my childhood we never had much to say

he wasn’t the type to give tokens of affection

and so i stole ring when he died

and twenty years on when i lost it at a bar

i thought that’s fine

I DON’T WANT HIM IN MY LIFE

because

the thing about things is that they can start meaning things

nobody actually said

and if he couldn’t make something mean something for me

i had to make up what it meant

i can carry everything i need in one collapsing suitcase

i can carry everyone i love in one phone application

built to maximize the facetime with the friends i’m bent on making

actually i want to be alone

to mourn the loss

of what this cost

i think it’s a poem and i think it keeps going

i’ve borrowed and lost lots of things

and three nights ago in the bar where i lost it

the bartender gave me the ring

and i lie in bed

with my phone in my hand

thinking

what can i fix with which app

and i call my grandfather

and he doesn’t answer

and i have to make peace with that fact

because the thing about things

is that they can start meaning things nobody actually said

and if you’re not allowed to love people alive

then you learn how to love people dead

the thing about things is that they can start meaning things nobody actually said

and if you’re not allowed

to love people alive

then you learn how to love people dead

music & lyrics written by Amanda Palmer

ukulele & vocals – Amanda Palmer

recorded at Q Division in Somerville, Ma

mixed at Mad Oak Studios in Allston, Ma

engineered & mixed by Benny Grotto

artwork by Famehouse produced by Amanda Palmer & Benny Grotto

Available for free/paid download at Amandapalmer.net: http://shop.amandapalmer.net/collections/digital

Bandcamp: https://amandapalmer.bandcamp.com/track/the-thing-about-things

And available for purchase shortly on iTunes and all major digital distributor

if you like it, share it 🙂

*nat