A THOUSAND PLACES LP.
The middle part of
the trilogy. My THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK if you
Some people - Jens - Describes it as a MAGNUM
OPUS. And I don't disagree.
hey baby . dance with me. together we'll be
sorry . hey man make love to me . I promise I'll
remember nothing . last night . I danced with
some strangers . I didn't really care for at all
. last night I showed her my scars, and told her
two dreams about war . last night . I fell
asleep alone . It didn't really bother me at all
. last night . I danced with a stranger and
talked to a face in a wall ...
"That night I went to paparatsi. Had a good
time. Went home with a smile on my face. The
face-in-a-wall-bit is from Neil Gaiman. A
picture taken from my favourite sandman-book - a
game of you. What's with this record and the
dreamworld??? I don't know."
THE BAD DREAM
spring night . there's no moon tonight . I'm not
alone and you are not alive ...
"The dream theme continues. This song has a
pixies-reference if you listen carefully."
EVERYONE I'VE EVER KNOWN
everyone I've ever known has turned their back
at me . now I'm free . now I'm free . everyone
I've ever known has turned their back at me .
but you should know that you saved me ...
"Please don't take this song literally. I love
all my friends. It's more about how you feel
when you're having a really bad day. And
everything is wrong. But there's hope. There's
I tried to sleep last night, counting the echoes
of your cries . I hadn't done that for a while .
so imagine my surprise . when I could taste your
tears again . then I realised they were mine .
mark evans saved my day but I can't remember
what he said . someone told me he was dead . so
imagine my surprise . when I could hear your
voice again . then I realised I was blind . mark
evans saved my day but I can't remember what he
said . someone told me you were dead ...
"I wanted to write a song about Mark Evans
really really bad, for a really long time. He's
that guy on the Discovery channel you know. That
guy who builds stuff. And hangs out with the
Wood Wizard. He's also a vet. He's been a hero
of mine for the past couple of years. The part
where he's dead is not really about him, but
about Steve Irwin -Crocodile Hunter and all the
rumours about his departure from this world. The
rest of the song is about someone who's really
dead. For real. Really∑ I sing on this one. It's
not as bad as I imagine."
like I said . you wait in the car I take the gun
. you have the car and I'm on the run . I have
two weeks and one son . come on . star trek
voyager and twin peaks is on . come on . with
local oafs I've got seven sons ...
"An old song. Re-recorded and lyrics added. It
sounds a bit like The Flaming Lips. The acoustic
guitar / elecronic noize collaboration∑ That's
EVERY DAY CAN'T BE SUNSHINE
every day can't be sunshine . because every day
I close my eyes . in my perfect world where
everything is alright . when we're together
sometimes . every day can't be sunshine . my
fingers hurt and it gets worse sometimes . in my
perfect world where everything is alright . when
we're together sometimes ...
"Gilmore Girls!!! The song begins with a Gilmore
girls sample. A very special sample. This is
also a re-recording. It's pretty obvious."
you know who you are . white stripes cover all
of your scars . an ocean apart your soul is
light . but how dark is your heart? . I know how
you feel . when I was young oh how I wished you
were real . we wake up and scream . wondering
why we're only happy in dreams . and I wished we
were the same. I wished our powers matched . but
accidents will happen . you know you're my
friend . I don't hate you . I just don't
understand . I wished we were the same . when I
was young oh how I wished we were the same . but
accidents will happen ...
"This song is about my favourite super hero -
Rogue. Again - dreams and wishes are the main
theme in the song."
THOUSAND PLACES AND FROM NOWHERE AT ALL
a thousand places and from nowhere at all . two
thousand dreams of baseball, unlimited joy and
songs of soil . how much do you recall? . a
thousand places and the meaning of life . an
army of me for each time you lied . and every
time you set me free . how much do you believe?
. do you dream? . do you believe? . there are
lots of things I'd like to say . but there are
more things I'd like to hear . so I stare into
the fire . and I step into my room . a thousand
places and from nowhere at all . broken mirrors
and carnivores . get eaten alive or not at all .
how much do you recall? ...
"This is probably the third or fourth song I've
made with this title - again stolen from Neil
Gaiman. According to him - it's where serial
killers come from. When the day comes. And you
find it harder and harder to recall your
subconscious activities during the last night.
Your life has lost. It's not as interesting as
it once were. That's what it's all about."
tambourines . tambourines . they're hard to play
. they're not easy to play . medicine . my
medicine . it's hard to take . it's not easy to
take . when they break . they laugh at me to my
face . when they break . I know I've seen better
days . better off dead . I'm better off dead . I
think I'd die, instead of fighting battles I
can't win . disarming myself with medicine .
medicine . my medicine . now easy to take . so
easy to take . tambourines . tambourines .
please quit playing in my head ...
"There aren't enough suicidal songs about
tambourines in the world. And here is one more.
The Hills made an exellent cover of this song. I
MONDAY MORNING PICNIC
we met at mc donalds an hour before daylight .
you brought the picnic . I brought my kite . we
said our hello's and ran straight to the park .
tortured some ducks until it got dark . happily
I said - let's do this again tomorrow! . you
said - torture is fun, but I'm more into sorrow
. why is that? - I said . you don't like ducks?
. no it's not that . I just don't give a fuck
about you . well at least you're honest and in
touch with your emotions . I hope you get better
and find your solutions . if you need me I'm
right here, feeding firecrackers to ducks . or
maybe baby . I just won't give a fuck about you
"I wrote this at work. It practically wrote it
TOO HAPPY TO SAY GOODBYE
I love the way you're taller than me . how you
hold my hand and smile . we were too scared to
keep it alive and to happy to say goodbye ...
"This one is too naughty to be explained. It's
mainly about multiple orgasms."