Denmark Street

by Friede Merz

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    This is my first and second EP on one 12 inch Vinyl, featuring 11 tracks total.
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about

This is the first EP released by Friede Merz, including the hit single SOHO.

credits

released February 2, 2018

all tracks written and produced by Friede Merz

musicians:
Friede Merz (voc, a-git, e-git, e-bass)
Johannes Ballestrem (e-git, p, rh)
Paul Santner ( ac bass, e-git, flgh)
Fabian Rösch (dr & perc)
Fabiana Striffler (viol)

post-pro:
Mario Birkner (rec) @ Funkhaus Berlin
Alex Killpartrick (mix)
Mandy Parnell (master) @ Black Saloon Studios

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Track Name: Soho
I fell in love with Soho
Dionysus’s co-host
Aurora’s sorrow
Is far from Soho

Put on your smile, fake it
Get in the room and take it
The door is open,
Go on, you’ll make it!


You don’t know where to go when you’re out on your own, all alone with cried out eyes
There’s a bar not too far where they’ll have any type of guise.


I’m looking for my So and So
My lover’s bliss, my mojo
The hardest thing is to let go
Running ’round and ’round in Soho
Track Name: Visitor
In my purse I keep a picture
Of a little girl that I used to know
That little girl is me
And I try to hold on to her as I grow

No trace, no sign I leave behind
In this house of yours
At your table, in my old room, in this town
I’m only a visitor



On my mind I keep a memory
Of how I feel when I love what I do
What a feeling to be in the right place
With the right people to share it with you

No trace, no sign I leave behind
In this heart of yours
My story, my song, my feelings, my words,
to you I’m invisble

Hail to the linesman,
Tell him to draw me a spine,
Tell him to simply get out of my way
And catch up with me in time



In my heart I keep a story
of silence and peace shared between two,
A story of love
I once had in mind for me and you

No trace, no sign I leave behind
On your skin
In your house, in your bed, in your arms, in your life
I’m only a visitor
Track Name: Let's Move On
I would like to be the girl
That you’d agree to love forever
Still your trials to capture all
My essence is a useless endevour

Can’t you see I don’t wanna be tied down
Don’t wanna let your fears make me turn around

In your plan I have a role that
Suits your every need and desire
The more you’re reaching for my heart
The more I want to cut the wire

With you every tiny step requires debate
What on earth makes you think that I will wait?!

Let’s move on!
Let’s move on together!

You say that love’s a heavenly gift to honour and be greatful for
Yet you seem like a deer in headlights always left with wanting more

Lover’s Kiss and lover’s Bliss and
Lover’s Miss aren’t far from each other
Very close but face to face
We’re always in the way of eacht other

As much as I like to look into your eyes
Much rather I’d have you by my side

Let’s move on!
Let’s move on together!
Track Name: Astarte
She rolls through an aether of sighs
She revels in a region of sighs
She has seen that the tears are not dry
On these cheeks where the worm never dies
Aaaaah

She knows the colour palette back and forth
She’s travelled land and sea south to north
She’d never say she’d gone astray
She never thought about her way

But when she’s with you
She’s attached to you skin to bones
Takes you into her loving arms
And weeps with you as you fall apart
Oh, how my heart longs to be with Astarte

She sings the anthems in quarter tones
She greets the fossils in their stones
She dances to the music of planets
Singing to her from the unknown
Astarte

She rolls through an aether of sighs
She revels in a region of sighs
A long time has past
Since I met my soulmate last
Track Name: Hannah's Hands
Daddy is rich and Ma is good looking,
But the tree in the front yard looks rather sad.
That’s nothing compared to the cracks in the house wall,
Daddy’s a miser and Mummy is mad

I’m digging deep, I know
All the things you don’t want to show
But Hannah’s Hands from foreign lands
They get it out, get it out


Daddy called painters to come and redecorate
So no-one can see the walls soaked in red
The garage with two cars to hold may seem generous
But Daddy’s a wino and Mummy is dead

I’m digging deep, I know
All the things you don’t want to show
But my love for you, all it can do
is get it out, get it out


Now that I’m speaking of secrets and horrors
Nobody’s listening or looking at me
The freak of the village dug over the front yards
Of every house in the village to be

And Hannah’s coming back
With her hands around my neck.
She won’t let go for now she knows
She’ll get it out, get it out.

We’re digging deep, we know
All the things you don’t want to show
But our love for you, all it can do
is get it out, get it out

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