Baby Wake Up We Are Losing The Fire

by Cold Mailman

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I don't know if you can hear me I'm telling you in every way I can But I don't think this is a language you understand I am telling you sincerely That I'm not thinking clearly When you are near me I don't know if what you're saying Has anything to do with what I hear That doesn't mean that I don't think you're being sincere All this heartache is merely Destroying me completely I wish you were here with me
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3.
I’ve been at your door for months now All you neighbours see me stalking It's getting cold, and I’m aware that you're never gonna open But you want me to keep knocking Just so you know there's someone there I’m right here waiting, my dear You will let me in to feel your skin if I wait for the right moment all it takes is discipline and lingering I'm gonna wait for the right moment I've forgotten what it feels like to be in your neat apartment or to be anywhere but here Are you vexed by my mere presence? Or will you soon resort to mocking my willingness to persevere? So you're never gonna answer but if you want I'll keep on talking or softly whisper in your ear And you will let me in to feel your skin if I wait for the right moment all it takes is discipline and lingering I'm gonna wait for the right moment
4.
I was breathing the air that you had left me Making feeble attempts to take my helmet off Though severely impaired I was rude and carefree Wishing only to save my failed, cemented love So I wilfully stepped into a minefield And my fingers tried to swipe the pain away Till my hands were aching from tendinitis And my heart and my head had long since gone astray Although it seems all that I wanted Was to hear somebody say I was looking for love in the right place all along Looking for love in the right ways all along In a final attempt to land on water We were headed towards an archipelago You kept telling me that I shouldn’t bother And just embrace the thought of what awaits below So I waited for you to say the right thing Making feeble attempts to shake my habit off I was scared and blue and realizing That our landing would be anything but soft But in the end all that I wanted was to hear somebody say I was looking for love in the right place all along Looking for love in the right ways all along
5.
Oh head Spin again Like you used to Way back when Things were easy then No they weren't, but allow me to pretend Be afraid Be alone at center stage Be a part of the mess you went and made Oh heart Yearn again Find a way a way to comprehend It's been a while, but I know you can be my guide through this adult wasteland Be afraid Be alone at center stage Be a part of the mess you made Be a part of the mess you went and made Oh hand Take this pen Like you used to way back when
6.
Baby wake up we are losing the fire Open your eyes, can’t you hear the alarm These things make sense to me as they transpire: What burns me alive is what’s keeping me warm So put on your shoes and come with me We have have a long road ahead We must keep this one alive or set up camp somewhere else Baby wake up we are losing momentum I doubt we can make it at such a low speed I’ve never broken the rules, I’ve just bent them This is all I want but it’s not what I need So put on your shoes and come with me We have have a long road ahead We must keep this one alive or set up camp somewhere else
7.
Our love is luminous sparkles like a ruby does but caught in this room with us it’s bound to make us blue, I guess And now all that’s left is bone and amber hardened by time, yet warm and tender if it’s stuck in mud and shit pick it up and study it Our love is dubious callous and aloof at best only a fool would trust this palisade to move for us It’s all right to brood at first to fall into it, all immersed but as you get through the worst you’ll realize you’re screwed, because all that’s left is bone and amber hardened by time, yet warm and tender all that’s left is bone and amber hardened by time, yet warm and tender if it’s stuck in mud and shit pick it up and study it Now it may seem obvious to everyone except one of us that our love is ludicrous but it’s forever glued to us
8.
My quote unquote soul is all ablaze now I wonder how long it will last before I get slapped in the face by a sombre old bond to the past I keep waking up from the same dream that ends as my plane is about to crash upon the old realization that this is a thing that is never going to pass There is a gravity between us stronger than that of the earth You are placenta, I'm a foetus feeding off you long after birth If all of the love that I gave her just muffled and dulled her pizzazz it follows that sooner or later I'd be composing this blue mass 'cause I am my love's heavy saviour; What should have kept us afloat was as buoyant as concrete, alas There is a gravity between us stronger than that of the earth You are placenta, I'm a foetus feeding off you long after birth
9.
Who am I when you are gone? What is this I'm chewing on? A muted sigh, a mew, a groan? All in all I think I know I'll be fine without you, but I'd much rather be with you You are white and blue and stoned You were high, now you are low I’m too wry and obtuse to know how to fill this you-shaped hole; I'll be fine without you I'll just much rather be with you From the sky you threw a bone to see if I, like you, had grown To your surprise I grew alone trying to fill this you-shaped hole I’ll be fine without you, but I'd much rather be with you

about

Cold Mailman's sonically most adventurous album yet, and lyrically a sort of damage report from the first time period after a break up.

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released January 17, 2020

Produced, recorded & played by
Nils Martin Larsen, Martin Bowitz & Ivar Bowitz

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Stian Hansen: drums (1), additional drums (3)
Lars Haug Nilsen: drums (2)
Eirik Kirkemyr: drums (6)
Bendik Hovig Kjeldsberg: drums (7)
Catharina Sletner: vocals (2, 4)
Emilie Thømt: vocals (1, 6)
Morten Myklebust: vocals (1, 7)
Marius Ergo: rythm guitar (2)
Hallvard Nikolaisen: rythm guitar (4)

Songs by Ivar Bowitz
Mixed & mastered by Martin Bowitz
Cover by Leon Johannessen & Bernt Richardsønn Dyrstad

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