Baby Wake Up We Are Losing The Fire

by Cold Mailman

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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.

credits

released January 17, 2020

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

with

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

license

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Track Name: Helical Spree
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
Track Name: The Right Moment
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
Track Name: The Right Place
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
Track Name: Adult Wasteland
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
Track Name: Somewhere Else
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
Track Name: Bone and Amber
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
Track Name: Heavy Saviour
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
Track Name: You-Shaped Hole
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

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