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by Trummer

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1.
Focus 05:30
01. focus the powerlines are black against the glowing streetlight fog and the rooftops disappear in misty blur i’m standing on the corner with all my senses open, could be nowhere else right now but in this world fingerprints on wineglasses and ashtrays full of talk about what’s waiting still and what’s probably through about chances, consequences, the line we try to walk and we have loads of words but we don’t have a clue i ain’t looking for solutions in my head or in my heart i ain’t looking for redemption or a bandage for my scars life in focus is all i want i’ve had a dozen good beliefs that i was praying for in vain still the verses in my song depend on rhymes i’ve had a hundred good ideals that my life put on the stake and nothing worse to do but give another try and i know i might be stupid to keep waiting for that train but i ain’t standing at the station with closed eyes and every other minute life keeps enterring the frame and turns away or picks me up or just goes by but i ain’t…
2.
Be mine 03:13
03. be mine there were times i thought i’d had it, on the rooftop once again with the endless sky above me and the end of time beneath then i smoked and thought it over, the senselessness of things and nothing’s just as empty, so i climbed back down again so be mine, if you want it be mine all the way be mine, honey be mine, if you dare to be mine it’s a question of measures when you’re justifying hope so you and me together will kiss with both eyes closed all the broken hearted angels on the rooftops once again like you and me together, will go on all the same so be mine& every night of love and hope’s another bloodstain on our blankets may the found and lost be worth the cost may something begin to matter so be mine
3.
Let go 02:53
02. let go so you quit another chapter and you turn another page leave behind another lover that didn’t matter anyway from coffeehouse to coffeehouse the papers have been read from bar to bar and friend to friend the nightly stories have been shared you know a bunch of local winners and they all know your name you admit that you’re a sinner, they mistake you for a saint you still don’t really smoke much so you don’t intend to stop you know the good girls and their boyfriends and you’re good at messing up needs to be done here’s to moving on! so let go and go you better let go and go it’s time to let go and go let go and go before it’s gone keep writing songs for long lost love while your new ideals rise full of sad appreciation for the lines around your eyes old friends turn back to jesus or another holy name and you’re stuck in the job you accepted for a change your plans and your dreams got messed up a bit so suddenly you find yourself stuck in the safety net take some time off society’s slavery cuz you owe nothing to pride, but everything to dignity needs to be done here’s to moving on! so let go and go… needs to be done hre’s to moving on! i’s time to let go in the mirror i see just a shadow of me so let go and go…
4.
One night 03:48
04. one night in this room again, in this mood again i know this pillow, i know the scent smells like clothes on the floor, soaked by the rain a cup of tea steaming beside the bed at the break of dawn you lie there asleep and me awake, just to watch you breathe one night with you one night with you and then die one night with you me out on the porch, morning sky is grey people walking by just like everyday and then back inside and then back to bed you’re gonna have to go as soon as you’re awake i’ve been thinking `bout the way things used to be somebody show me how to stretch minutes into years with you one night with you and then die one night with you and i’m not gonna hold you back i’ve said all the things that had to be said so if you’ll ever understand you know where i am
5.
The Key 04:03
05. the key careful, sister, had to learn to hurt you and changes keep on coming, so i will looks like we are captives alone in thin skin so, careful i can touch you still ’cause i hold a key to your life And you all hold a key to mine And it’s getting heavy now careful, brother i did not mean to offend you it’s just the way that i was born please don’t blame me i will shut my mouth we’ve all been talking loud too long now i hold a key to your life oh so helpless to the misty ways of life oh so helpless and guilty the same time cuz i hold a key to your life
6.
06. baby are you hiding baby, are you hiding somewhere from the storm? i saw it when i woke up: clouds were rolling in last week smelled like springtime now it’s buried in snow baby, are you hiding somewhere from the cold? baby, are you hiding somewhere where it’s warm? somewhere on an island or in a dark corner at home? yeah, i used to know now i know nothing anymore baby, are you hiding somewhere from my love? there were sunrays on the water there were daffodils on the lawn there were words i ain’t repeating you remember them, i’m sure your kiss tasted like springtime now i’m buried in snow baby, are you hiding? i still hope you’re hiding baby, are you hiding somewhere from the cold?
7.
Sit it out 04:26
07. sit it out i’ll sit it out, babe i’ve got my cohen-records i’ve got cigarettes i’ve got a bottle of red wine and a glass i’ll sit it out i’ll sit it out, babe i’ve got long nights i’ve got blue chords i’ve got a pen and paper and a lot of words i’ll sit it out and i know i’ll be fine, ´cause i’ve been there before i’ll feel better day after day and i won’t see your face in the dark anymore you’ll be forgotten, without a trace i’ll sit it out, babe i’ve got jobs coming i’ve got friends to meet and tomorrow i will change the sheets i’ll sit it out yes, i’ll sit it out, babe not a boy anymore and i’m not keeping letters the next things, i’m told, they always get better so i’ll sit it out and i know i’ll be fine… these walls are not gonna fall these walls are not gonna fall i’ve got all my senses focussed and these walls are not gonna fall if you don’t call these walls are not gonna fall and i know i’ll be fine…
8.
08. who needs a goal there’s a blanket on the horizon for at least a month the sky’s been grey and nothing helps, not even coffee, i just can’t seem to feel awake if i’m still young, then how does old feel? bugs in my brain, warts in my face seventy years, running ’round down here and then you’re gone without a trace what do i care? the world is turning and i’m still here and i will stay i don’t ask why, but i keep learning without a goal, but that’s okay who needs a goal anyway? no matter if i join competitions i win or lose, i’m wrong or right and i’m getting tired of these decisions cuz life’s a break between nothing and i don’t mind what do i care… I have a friend, he stopped believing said he was through with useless rhymes he climbed back down the stairway to heaven got a better job and bought himself paradise there’s a blanket on the horizon i’ve been staring at the gray too long and now i’m blue but somewhere higher, the sun is shining now that ain’t being optimistic, i just say what’s true what do i care…
9.
09. if this is love so the story begins, here we are now, two walking collections of memories and we’re packed in thin skin, we’re hopeful and scarred trying not to lose our dignity oh, you’re waiting for a sign, i can see it in your eyes there’s a million wrong things to say, but there’s just one thing on my mind if this is love let’s build a fence around it cuz baby love so the story goes on, here we are now two walking collections of doubts and dreams we’re sleeping on roses, then we’re fighting through thorns wondering if it’s all there is for you and me you can try to share it all, you’ll always be alone i’m afraid that’s just the way that we were born and i can’t change it, but i know if this is love let’s build a fence around it cuz baby love is a fragile flower is a precious flower baby my love…
10.
So long 04:38
10. so long autumn fire in the leaves you were standing there in front of me shivering in your shirt you said: ‘now go, before it starts to hurt’ and i tried to play it cool what else could i do but say: ‘here’s looking at youx you smiled sadly and called me a fool so you want me to stay that’s easy to say ´cause i want you to come sounds just as easy, i know so so long, baby so long car turned around the bend i was late to raise my hand and wave goodbye you made me promise that it wasn’t gonna be the last time four fillings of gas one more pack of cigarettes later i was home that’s what they call the place where you sleep alone… so you want me to stay… so long is it gonna be so long? i’ve already waited so long afraid it’s time to say so long so long so you want me to stay… i wish it wasn’t so long but it’s so long, bye bye
11.
11. all this time Fall from myself Out of my line Out of the tracks that kept me straight Wish i could say A couple of rhymes On the buzz in my heart that keeps me awake To laugh at myself ain’t gonna help afraid i’m gonna have to lie to you ‘thank you i’m fine had a good time don’t worry, there’s a shell no one gets through’ and all this time i know that the wheels turn all this time i know that the clock runs out my life i can feel the fuse burn on both sides all this time I turn off the lights I walk off the stage You hug and me and say ‘thank you for tonightx So i’ll keep the smile And you’ll keep the faith That life is a playground with free rides I’m stuck in a haze While you’re closing the case Time to move on and no conclusions made ‘you don’t have to cry’you say ‘it’s not like goodbye’you say ‘i was just passing through anyway’ but all this time… …i can feel the fuse burn on both sides for all this time’s chasing the dreams wasted on love’s tasteful promise in your eyes, baby ´cause who’s saying that we’ll always get a another chance to try in all this time i got far too used to goodbyes all this time all this time all my life i can feel the fuse burn on both sides i can feel the wheels turn all this time i can hear the clock run out my life all this time
12.
12. sleep baby sleep sleep baby sleep i’m sitting beside you sleep baby sleep i’ll be waiting right here drift away from the choices drift away from your doubts don’t listen to the voices that echo inside they all left for wherever they don’t deserve you at all they only touched your skin and they did not see your heart that’s how stupid they are so weep baby weep i know how it hurts you cuz me, baby, me i’ve had my share too i was hit by your choices i was hit by your doubts and it’s not just your voice that echoes inside so cry out you eyes for the fools who did not seem to care and when you wake up in the morning i will be there that’s how stupid i am sleep baby sleep sleep baby sleep
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credits

released June 18, 2005

the music
trummer: vocals, ac & el guitars
maze künzler: guitars, vocals
robert aeberhard: bass
christof jaussi: drums, percussion, vocals
hendrix ackle: piano, rhodes, organ, wurlitzer

with
shirley grimes: vocals on “all this time”
andreas kühnrich: cello on “all this time” & “baby are you hiding?”
sabrina: vocals
the trummettes on “let go”: shirley & sabrina
klatsch on “let go”: tomazobi
blue notes on "if this is love": rolf widmer

written by trummer
the sound
produced, engineered and mastered by peter von siebenthal
co-produced by trummer

additional little keyboards, programming: trummer and pvs

the look
www.nord-land.ch
reto camenisch (photos), peter gärtl (artwork)

information: www.trummeronline.ch

thank you for time, instruments, facilities, help, support and friendship: mischka wettstein, max lässer, benoit piccand, marco basci, jegi, markus willmanns, simone aplanalp, stefan müller & chrigu huber, live sound, ray wilko, sam mumenthaler, häni, lauper drums, fabrice @ giant (digidesign), andy michel @ flyline, jacob suske, reto burrell, adi weyermann, tom etter, björn "soundman" müller, eric facon, sarbach (great cake!), lomotion: david fonjallaz & louis mataré, nick werren, reto grossen, adi stern, karin aeberhard & immotion, miche klaus for the backdrop; radio: stef, mättu, dänu, röfe; mild in taste, the tomazobis, daniel alexander (yes!), wolf zwiauer; sylvie, rolf, rené & thomas @ sound service; mik gurtner, michael sahli, all the radios that dared featuring this, especially liembd & marcel @ radio 3fach, our supporters at drs3-"swisstop"; werner & tojo reitschule bern, ursula zimmermann & breitsch-round-team, osz rittermatte, aravindo wingeier, still & always: mättu hofer, zigzag records thun, chop records bern; john kerry for trying; pädu annliker, lieni, all the good people who let us play their stages; messerli kaufdorf; eveline; chrigu & bodil; this & cornelia plus the trummer- & widmer-families for being exactly that, fati, !henry!, rolver, rolf & carmen; everyone that helped on the "anything"-video and the rest of the wonderful bern-posse from jurastrasse to fbb… good to be here. to robert maurer, who would've played a wonderful accordeon on a live-acoustic-track, unfortunately he wasn't alone…
anyway, somebody's always forgotten. i apologize.

the greatest gratitude: sibi for your ears, patience & advice; stöffu, maze, röbi, this is ours now, here's to another year on the road in that blark due totoya rocolla; hendrix, sabrina, shirley, ändu for making it shine; to reto and pesche: it smelled bad, but it looks good!, chrigu hänggi for your energy & time & friendship.

thank you for going to gigs, thank you for buying records, go on doing so.
no sad dedications this year

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Trummer Berne, Switzerland

"Es ist nicht übertrieben zu behaupten, Trummer gehöre zu den ganz wenigen Schweizer Künstlern, die Songs auf einem derart hohen Niveau nicht bloss schreiben und komponieren, sondern auch vortragen können."
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"Trummers Songs berühren, weil sie weder belehren noch beeindrucken wollen, sondern es bei der schlichten Frage belassen: Kennt ihr das auch?“
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