Music When You Listen (Extended)

by Early Autumn Break

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credits

released October 1, 2006

all songs written by chris bauer & susan bauszat

recorded & mixed by chris bauer & susan bauszat @ one sunny day
except "who lets you down" & "a broken thing" recorded by lisa dewey @ kitchen whore records, san josé/california
mastered by robert babicz

susan bauszat: vocals, piano
chris bauer: vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, flute

featuring:
jörg lengersdorf: violin
sebastian müller: 2nd acoustic guitar on "just can't be alone"

tracks 2, 6, 8 & 10 were used in the german feature film
"die helden aus der nachbarschaft"
(directed by jovan arsenic, released in 2010)

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Early Autumn Break Dusseldorf, Germany

Early Autumn Break is a folkrock band, hailing from Duesseldorf, Germany. Their music is a blend of 60ies/70ies-influenced folk-rock with an alternative country feel and a genuine sense for the great songwriter tradition. Vocal harmonies meet fingerstyle guitar, mandolin, cello, bass, pedal steel guitar and a driving beat. ... more

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Track Name: Californian Suicide
californian suicide

stray light follows your way home
but you don´t feel like you got back at everyone
a strange but certain way of autonomy subsiding
in a wished-for truth to come
reflects it one by one
tried the free most fall
you wouldn't wanna fight against us all
emptiness we don´t get past
a common sense of the only thing ahead to last

bending and breaking every single thought
grinding over battles never fought
the isolation game that no one plays misunderstood
but we all want you to stay, relate and participate
try to take this call
you wouldn't wanna fight against us all
embracing what is left
more than ever being that somebody else

try to follow the cities wake
with weightlessness to melt into the ease
strange now as it seems
your vagrant steps bring closer all your willing to redeem
being quite sure what i mean
tried the free most fall
we couldn't let you fight against us all
emptiness at last to grant a whole new scent
of sight and spaces vast
Track Name: Half Moon Bay
half moon bay

waking up i had to stop this reverie at last
knowing how your thoughts reverberate
from every pointless universe
making up exceptions never stood in
for an all eroded past
should've known the ocean's vast
enough to swallow and digest our cares
drain our hidden tidelands unprepared
i'll just find me some peace of mind
beyond these airs

dawn awaits me avalanched
and soon swept up again
rising up so i can almost touch
the coastal treetops underneath
the symbolic mess of dreams
keeps spinning on and on
too hard to believe
the skies have never been so deep
enough to stage everything i need
and from bursting clouds my senses bleed

this intriguing waterfront means everything to me
waves resemble any given notion of a place where we can be
nothing but ourselves anticipating
the next cold breeze
swirling up from a restless sea
weightless winds to our great relief
tossed up high into the air
our sorrows, fractures and despairs
just dissipate and everywhere is calm again
Track Name: Everyone Says I'm A Genius
everyone says i'm a genius

these are the words i've chosen
unbroken lines exposing
i think ….
bound to listen

these are the notes with broken rhymes
how they fail to keep me whole
nothing…

and how i tried my very best
to hold on to what it means
instead you took me down with just one act

where did i go wrong?
where did i go wrong?
where did i go wrong?

… the spaces open wide
with circumstances they collide
took me with them

and left me hanging on a star
forever more and yet they were
never listening

and how i tried my very best
to hold on to what it means
instead you took me down with just one act

where did i go wrong?
where did i go wrong?
where did i go wrong?

these are the words i've chosen
Track Name: Why
why

why would you leave me here
just because i don't believe in things
i cannot see

searing through me, that all i do is seek
seeing things quite clearly now

the excitement, the weariness
and my distress and your distress
are all alined in a row
here's that you know
we shouldn't give a damn

why would you leave me here
just because i don't believe in things
i cannot see

the excitement, the weariness
and my distress and your distress
are all ...
Track Name: Fake Blue Ridge (Anything Better Than This)
fake blue ridge (anything better than this)

tired eyes
sleepless nights
this is what you are

stand this void
can’t pretend
like we always have a choice

call on me
i can be
anything you want me to

thoughts are still
we are young enough
to brace this love

can’t make anything better
anything better than this
Track Name: Angeloi
whenever i listen closely
i can hear silences voices
they whisper to me
and go hunting for my sleep

and play tricks on me
transcending their fears
to be ...
Track Name: Who Lets You Down
who lets you down

is this how it's gonna be?
ambition wears you out
where's your beautiful doubt now
you hang your head down low

strangeness but a cause
helps you being nowhere
to yourself and nearer
to the tentacles of mind
growing out of your spine
embracing my furious eye

a price on everyone's head
a change of face
why don't you keep it to yourself?
i thought you're losing control
why don't you keep your hand in mine?

you want to but i want let you down

a price on everyone's head
a change of face
why don't you keep it to yourself?
i thought you're losing control
why don't you keep your hand in mine?

you want to but i want let you down
Track Name: Just Can't Be Alone
just can't be alone

so you want to get it straight
never waited for anything
but this oddity to end
can't be always on the run
and portraying all the cliches
no one did you wrong but yourself
oh what a mess
simple facts accumulating seriousness
for sentimental reasons
but who should care about your fraud
we are not supposed to be on the same page after all
and this is all, you now the thing is
that you just can't be alone

so you wanted to revise
your miniature of life
to arouse an ascend meaning
and now you're down and out again
all your hopes evaporating
from membranes thinned and pervious
for exaltation, the stupidest kind
i wonder if we're all just strumming the routine
of becoming someone else
we are not supposed to be on the same page after all
and this is all, you now the thing is
that you just can't be alone
Track Name: Early Autumn Break
early autumn break

talk and talk
let the others talk and talk
they will learn to want
the world like me and you

talk and talk
let the others talk and talk
a surface far to plain to walk
and only one thing left to do

bring on sadness coming home to you
shame what all these expectations put you through
someone should be telling you it's alright, alright

more and more
can't tell what these deaths are for
far of any reasonable cause
coming to be a failure of us all

afraid to walk away
from all pretentious talk
they will never learn to want
the world like me and you

bring on sadness coming home to you
shame what all these expectations put you through
days are still a far cry of being alright, alright
Track Name: Stageless
stageless

running around in circles
without making a move
trying to find your love

leaking faith
no one holds you back tonight
sleep the day away into the night

came with the right intentions
always eager to please
no one can easily escape
no one there to brush this pain away

giving in
is the best that you can do
when you think of nothing
i'll come running into you
Track Name: Marina
marina

there's cliffs of shattered thoughts down here
inflaming fray resembling patterns of mournful thoughts

i'm willing to drown down here
let go all sight
scatter the pieces
see them drift away

as silence bends
comply
as silence bends
comply within
Track Name: A Broken Thing
a broken thing

took a while
but hey
i'm over it
finally did
the analyzing
and yet i quit
yes i intend to let this ego
dream its bit
of having space and time

i could see
how you tried
to rise from
this eagerness
playing the fastest kind
playing the fastest kind
like it would mend a thing
a broken thing
Track Name: Why Should I Be Getting Up Tomorrow
why should i be getting up tomorrow

why should i be getting up tomorrow?
for newspaper or coffee smell
clouds of rain i know so well
imaginary kiss-and-tell
no one there to share my lonely hell
i would rather close my eyes tonight
to the city lights
to lover's might
would it be alright to leave
now or never?

who will ever understand me?
i tried to let this love run free
freedom turned its back on me
bleary-eyed in my memory
no one there to share this lover's grieve
i would rather close my eyes tonight
to the city lights
to lover's might
would it be alright to leave?
the city lights
the lover's might
would it be alright to leave?
Track Name: Eaves
eaves

i won't do what you ask for
i won't do what i'm told
i won't lay my body resting
on these oozing white floors

i won't say that i'm going
i won't say that i'll stay
in this pondering silence
for this heart i can't save

die away here
die away here

it's you that i'm craving
it's you i behold
from this uttering distance
of these oozing white floors

your taste sweet and tempting
your scent i take in
and space stares all around us
i'm fading within

leave me in remembrance
of pale white ghosts
the shapes have lost their glistening
a once true soul

i won't do what you ask for
i won't do what i'm told
i won't lay my body resting
on these oozing white floors

these houses are haunted
by flickering thoughts
your skin soft and shallow
it's you that i fought

leave me in remembrance
of pale white ghosts
the shapes have lost their glistening
a once true soul
Track Name: Mess You Up Again
mess you up again

from the very second
that i trailed into your scene
quivering for action
saw a million devils
dancing fiercely on your sleeves
futility's perfection

passionate behavior
blows us up like tumbling leaves
never twice the same again
from this point we're listening
to the falling of a star
cynical like hearts are

thought you can't be
taking this seriously
mess you up again

so why do you keep
measuring yourself
when you just need
to follow your intentions
looks are running over
flames are peaking
obsolete to wait
on second-hand redemption

it's only now
and you prefer
to range the past
unnecessarily
you neither been the faithful one
was it you or just me
talking to myself
well we can't make a moment happen
when it's gone

thought you can't be
taking this seriously
mess you up again