chekhov guns

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1.
03:21
these four walls in my head are so real and the ceiling's like a looking glass i went from counting the days to counting the men that I’ve seen come and go everything claimed is lied i was framed i'm innocent all i've done wrong i regret but i was framed i'm innocent these four walls in my head are so real and the ceiling's like a looking glass i went from counting the days to counting the men that I’ve seen come and go
2.
no man can walk the earth without casting a shadow on the ground he’s walking on find your place, take your space just don’t take the sun from someone’s eye no bird can float on air without end she needs a touchdown to recharge fly low save your strength and don’t let them take you from the sky this is what I thought of and this is what I feel and never the twine shall meet mother’s tell your children of the good and the ungood and father’s tell them of the fire no woman can walk the earth without casting a shadow on the ground she’s walking on find your place, take your space just don’t take the sun from someone’s eye no books no magazines no tv shows or well-meant advices, nights in bars can help me out to set apart the voice of reason – voice of heart this is what I thought of and this is what I feel and never the twine shall meet mother’s tell your children of the good and the ungood and father’s tell them of the fire father’s tell them of the fire
3.
maybe i fear your change more than i want it maybe i am playing a part that i can't step out of can i see the worrld through the eyes of another can i see myself in a way that someone else would? people change some for better some for worse maybe you are a movie filmed through a dirty lens and i only have a movie still i framed it as a photograph your pictures are already in motion but i have this frayed image you might have already changed your heart but i've seen how you were back then i've seen how you were back then people change some for better some for worse
4.
04:00
We made promises on a sunny Friday in the month of April In which we couldn’t have foreseen That you can’t build castles on good intentions Not if you actually want to live in them I wish we could have foreseen How do you dare to call yourselves artists of life while you hurt others? You broke promises in the winter and spring And if it’s true what they’re saying “resistance is commitment” then I don’t see why you were to weak to fight against the lies that were eating up the foundation of the house we built but never got to paint I hop castle ruins are a fertile soil for wonderful things How do you dare to call yourselves artists of life while you hurt others?
5.
i wish that i could fast forward i wish that i could rewind hopefully for many many minutes before or after I read your lines you never meant to hurt nobody but you’re making an exception for me is saying we were better of yesterday, also saying we were better of alone? Why is the communication cord untouched? Now the path I’m on has two options With no lights and no dead end signs On what should I base my decision, The most important one in my life? I never meant to hurt nobody But the rules of karma don’t apply to me Saying we were better off yesterday Is like saying we were better off alone Why is the communication cord untouched?
6.
All your life you have searched for this Now you can’t wait to get rid of it Saving up for years for this moment to be here Now you can’t wait to get out of there Out of the blue he ran What the hell is happening? I’m not going back in there / right there above the stairs I saw someone hanging there
7.
Oh how I wish I drowned as well that day Not out of self pity not out of self hate But just to know what it was like I took a drive to the shore of your life yesterday I swear I miss you and that my days are long and empty I’m tired and all I do is watch the rain fall down on the hood (…I want you to know that our bed stays empty and that I sleep in the bath. I hold my breath under water and I hope I’ll meet you there. But the water runs cold…)
8.
Some see it as their best friend who ruins all of their best laid plans And makes them see normal things in ways they’ve not seen normal things before But how can it be your best friend when it ruins all of yor best laid plans and might make you leave behind the ones that you have been fighting for So please if you see it like that should i worry My conscience fails to overcome That way of seeing the things Some see it as their best friend who ruins all of their best laid plans And makes them see normal things in ways they’ve not seen normal things before
9.
If I had a really white smile I’m sure that I knew all the right phrases And if I had a lower BMI Neighbours would speak much higher of me Beauty industry; come and rescue me Raise my confidence; cutting healthy skin If I had a really white smile I’m sure that I paid all of my taxes My far from perfect waiste-hip-ratio Is keeping me from engaging in relationships Beauty industry; come and rescue me Raise my confidence; cutting healthy skin Just make over me; make me beautiful Just make over me; make me beautiful
10.
03:36
i feel the clouds rush by i hope you know i try i hope you know i try i see the clock move but we're not in the now we're not in the now we're not in the now and i am so afraid of far far away april plays a major chord and now you made it through i'm so glad we came to
11.
I have searched for you as a nameless thing A feeling that was There before you were Existing in me but was not yet you But would have had your resonance if it had a language How could I’ve expected you’d become exactly that? Like putting on a shirt…
12.
I talked to my baby on the telephone long distance I never would have guessed i could miss someone so bad I really only met her about a week ago but it doesn’t seem to matter to my heart i know that i lover here i’m hoping that i’ll never recover She’s good for me and it would really make me happy to never let her slip away I feel like a kid with a teenage crush on a schoolday I feel like the lead in romeo and juliette yeah-i-yeah-i-yeah I’m a little bit dizzy i’m a little bit scare i guess i never felt this much aware that i love here i’m thinking that i’ll never recover She’s good for me and it would really make me happy to never let her slip away Ohhh i love her i’m thinking that i’ll never recover She’s good to me and it would really make me happy to never let her slip away oh i know that it would make me happy to never let her slip away

about

What would it sound like if we’d push over our record shelves and then glue the pieces back together? Chekhov guns is the result of this puzzle; the third audiotransparent record.

Together with producer Corno Zwetsloot the band took two years inside a fully analog studio (no computers used for recording!) to assemble the thirteen songs. During this process more then only record shelves toppled over. Band members got acquainted with grown up issues. Singer Bart saw his own life fall to pieces. The theme for the record can therefore be described as ‘Bits and pieces’, lyrically as well as musically. The question is whether the old dutch saying “Shards bring luck” is really true…

The group let go of the quiet, slow and melancholic spheres of the first records to work on a true, raw indiepop record. References shifted from Sparklehorse and Low to Wilco, Neutral Milk Hotel and the more electronic groups like Notwist and Animal Colective. A NOW Indie-pop-record.

In the studio all habits and rules were thrown overboard. The only argument was “what works best for the song”. Even within a group of pacifistic northeners this lead to physically violent arguments. “If the 50 days in the studio weren’t expensive it was the bill for cleaning the mixing desk after a bleeding nose”. Band member and producer fired each other more then once. “But the urge to complete the jigsaw puzzle of a vague musical picture in their heads brought everybody back around the taperecorder. Canadian friends Great Lake Swimmers joined to work together on the first single “you are a movie”. (also available as an old fashioned 7” split vinyl)

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released November 26, 2009

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