Minutia

By Madeleine 8 years agoNo Comments

Released on November 27, 2009 on Quixotica Records. Available as a download as well as on Digipak or Special Edition CD.

Written, recorded & produced by Madeleine Bloom at the Ivory Tower, Berlin.

All instruments and vocals by Madeleine Bloom except cello on tracks 6, 7, 9, 10 & 12 by Franziska Kraft, upright bass on tracks 3, 5, 8, 9 & 10 by Lars Födisch. Grand Piano recorded at Kino Babylon, Berlin.

Published by BMG Rights Management.
Mastered by Suntone Studios, Berlin.

Photos by Yénnes. Artwork by Madeleine Bloom.

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Webs

the spiders of the mind
weaving nets in my head
to catch flies or
glowworms maybe

the snails of time
creep up the walls
leaving sticky traces
all over the place

the webs of dream already abandoned
the threads of day’s web not yet taken

all moments are just
a spiral winding into eternity
the hands of the clock
moving in ever concentric circles

the tissues of night
elegantly may flow
and not bury my dreams
beneath piles of things

the hands of sleep
still on me
i again get lost in
the maze of the mind

the webs of dream already abandoned
the threads of day’s web not yet taken

all moments are just
a spiral winding into eternity
the hands of the clock
moving in ever concentric circles

Euphoria

this is so exciting
ever so exciting
can you smell it
it’s already in the air

i don’t know what’s gonna happen
i don’t know what’s coming next
but i take it on
a new challenge in life

i’m so impatient
i just can’t wait
but it’s all gonna happen
the way it’s supposed to be
just keep it coming
i’m up for it alright

you give me euphoria every time
i don’t fear the abyss underneath
you give me euphoria every time
i don’t wanna take life with a pinch of salt

if we fall
we’ll just get up again
brush off the dirt
skip on to the beat with a smile

metamorphosis is
the secret heart of life
millions of choices
anything’s possible

so don’t be afraid
take off the blinkers
and take your chances
change can be for the better as well

you give me euphoria every time
i don’t fear the abyss underneath
you give me euphoria every time
i don’t wanna take life with a pinch of salt

chance encounters with strangers
intertwining with your life
frozen moments
glimpses of what could be

The Tide

locked gaze fatal attraction
our hearts skipping beats
drinks and sweet talk
finally you lean in
a kiss in the door frame
dizzy and out of breath
we tumble into the dawn
the taxi ride a blur

we are like the tide
when i ebb you flow
we are like the tide
only time will show

skinny-dip tease in the water
then love in the park
head over heels
bathed in warm sunlight
pleasure chills down my spine
stay here no don’t go
you walk me to the car
a last kiss goodbye

we are like the tide
when i ebb you flow
we are like the tide
sorry i had to go

after that and still
we’re dancing round in circles
we’ve got it down to perfection

one step forward one step back
each time we might get close
you do a 180 on me
once i give you the cold shoulder
the hunt is back on for you
same old same old same old same old
i break the pattern
moving on

we are like the tide
when i ebb you flow
we are like the tide
it’ll be too late by the time you know

Zero Tolerance

closing in
i was back back backed into a corner
he was looking into my eyes
i was looking for a way out
my eyes darting to and fro
unasked an unwanted kiss
struggling free from his embrace
i never gave out any signs
what’s with the obsessive phone calls now?
why’s no no no not an answer?

zero tolerance from now on
gotta kill what’s killing me
zero tolerance from now on
no more putting up with
no more polite smiles

moving in with me
she was only take take taking
i shared everything i had
she took everything
she could get her hands on
when i felt low low so low
she had no empathy for me
a friend in need’s a friend indeed
but she’s just telling lies lies lies
is it ever enough enough enough for you?
do you ever think of anyone else but yourself?

zero tolerance from now on
gotta kill what’s killing me
zero tolerance from now on
no more putting up with
no more polite smiles

lured me in
by make make making just false promises
tricked me into trusting you
just to leave me out in the rain
at the worst moment
restrained stripped of all dignity
after mock mock mocking me
revenge is a dish best served cold
i’ve cooled down so pay for your crimes
why do you need to de- de- debase others?
did you think there’d be no repercussions?

zero tolerance from now on
gotta kill what’s killing me
zero tolerance from now on
no more putting up with
no more polite smiles

Chaos & Order

no matter no matter

no matter how hard i try
to sustain some sort of order
in one blink of an eye
it’s all turned into chaos

no matter how hard i try
to walk along the straight path
one look over my shoulder
and i keep tripping over stones

chaos and order
as contrary as can be
chaos and order
are both part of me

no matter how hard i try
to do what feels right for me
i always always end up
doubting and hesitating

no matter how hard i try
to look for new horizons
i keep on wondering
about the past

chaos and order
as contrary as can be
chaos and order
are both part of me

this has got to stop (please stop)
if only for a sec (just for sec)

chaos and order
as contrary as can be
chaos and order
are both part of me

Hearts First

here’s my string of bad luck
whoever wants it can have it
i’ve carried it long enough
and i’m gonna leave it behind
with all the other things i don’t need
only i have to leave you behind too

left with our feelings but empty handed
we have to fill our hearts first
before we fill our arms
but we’ll learn eventually

too many things came between us
and now i’ll add miles and miles
but maybe it’ll make us get closer
it takes time to make yourself happy
and i wish i could have done it here
but all that i love is far away

left with our feelings but empty handed
we have to fill our hearts first
before we fill our arms
but we’ll learn eventually

why do we wait for others to make us happy
when the key lies within ourselves
who said that it was easy
we all know the truth often hurts

In Unison

in unison

things so new
and unfamiliar once
already so well known
and natural to you
but suddenly
you look around
and see the beauty
of it all

let’s enjoy these moments
not just let them pass
let’s savour each moment to the full
burn them into memory

all your cells
vibrate within
the frequency of life
and form a
wonderful sound
in these moments
in unison
with everything and all

let’s enjoy these moments
not just let them pass
let’s savour each moment to the full
burn them into memory

it makes you feel complete
and utterly lost at once
simply inexplicable
the moments that matter the most
the moments that matter the most

Unspoken

in a half lit underworld
it hides dreamily
unconscious of its importance
and the smell of silence possesses the earth

she waits there undone
for glimpses of itself revealed
if not the whole unveiled
and silence fills the room full of unspoken vowels

she sat there (unspoken)
night turned to day to night repeatedly repeatedly
she sat there (unspoken)
the moon waxing and waning

first whispers are left
soon the whole world falls quiet
so she goes on a mission
to dig for a response to rescue all sound

she might be in danger
cause she denies muteness
she simply doesn’t accept
so only she hunts for the answer

she walked there (unspoken)
night turned to day to night repeatedly repeatedly
she walked there (unspoken)
the moon waxing and waning

it won’t get away unsaid
she won’t let its lips stay sealed
for any further silence to descend
she’ll make it scream for everyone to hear

so if you feel the earth rumble
and hear the ground roar
you know it wasn’t left unspoken
and finally again all sound fills the air

she rests there (unspoken)
night turns to day to night repeatedly repeatedly
she rests there (unspoken)
the moon waxing and waning

Paperheart

this paperheart
wasn’t big enough for love
this paperheart
could so easily burn

you did well
to hide it from me
by chance
it might have turned out real

have you ever thought of my heart breaking
into smithereens
have you ever thought of my heart beating
deep within my body

this paperheart
could too easily crease
this paperheart
fragile and pristine

you did well
to hide it from me
by chance
it might have turned out real

have you ever thought of my heart breaking
into smithereens
have you ever thought of my heart beating
deep within my body

this paperheart
if you gave it to me
this paperheart
might whisper three simple words

this paperheart
of yours
this paperheart

Breathing Underwater

you are like diving under ice
i thought i could handle it but i can’t
i thought i got it all worked out
i only filled the void with nothing

i inhale exhale inhale exhale
it doesn’t stop the feeling
i’m breathing underwater
i’m diving under ice

it was just a temporary membrane
it bursted today it’s gone
still right now at this moment
life seems too precious to me

i inhale exhale inhale exhale
it doesn’t stop the feeling
i’m breathing underwater
i’m diving under ice

soothing skin you don’t know
how much you saved my life

A Little

a little lost today
a little more than yesterday
a little less tomorrow hopefully
a little less each day
a little less lost

give me some time to curl up in whispers
remain in hiding for a while
gloomy in shadows so deeply
still breathing intensely
to finally surface renewed
completely

a little moan today
a little moan tomorrow
a little moaner I’ll be
till I’ll get better
so I’m not gonna moan for long

give me some time to curl up in whispers
remain in hiding for a while
gloomy in shadows so deeply
still breathing intensely
to finally surface renewed
completely

a little better already
a little better tonight
a little better tomorrow
a little better
give me some time to curl up in whispers
remain in hiding for a while
gloomy in shadows so deeply
still breathing intensely
to finally surface renewed
completely

every time I’m heart broken
it’s gonna hurt a little less I hope
the way you get used to pain
if you only feel it long enough

Scaredy Cat’s Lullaby

why always so scared
over and over again
you’re not gonna fall to pieces
you’ll come out unscathed
almost

just go ahead
and do your best
it might take a while but
it’ll be more than enough
as usual

just listen to yourself
you already know
you’ll be fine in the end
it’s gonna be okay

don’t just sit there
and pity yourself
then nothing will happen at all
and you know it
my little scaredy cat

there’s help all around
just take off the blindfold
and see for yourself
i know it’s hard
harder than ever before
but you’ll make it

just listen to yourself
you already know
you’ll be fine in the end
it’s gonna be okay

my little scaredy cat

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