If you don't want our darkness, you can't have our light

by maneki nekoc

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released November 18, 2015

all songs written by maneki nekoč
copyright 2015, released on Numavi Records (#58)
recorded & mixed at Klimperzimmer by Georg Teschinegg
mastered by Martin Siewert
photography by Gisela Sauseng
artwork by maneki nekoč

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Track Name: particles
Particles

What is it
you do
to refract light
you refract light

What is it
you own
that refracts light
you refract light

What is it
you need
to refract light
you refract light

What is it
you are
you refract light
you refract light
Track Name: traces of self
Traces of self

Watching time goes by
oh, I hope the surface crumbles
I'm getting old

Not easily to hide
bits of you
what is sown?

But what's left behind?
What did I find?
What can I find?

I don't mind
I agree

I am not mine
but I am complete,
I am complete

Tell me can I go to sleep
Tell me is there anything I need?

While I never try
I compete, I will be a memory

Tell me should I go to sleep
Tell me is there anyone to beat?

I don't mind
I agree

Copies of you
reflections of me
that's how we will be
from now until evermore

But I am easily found,
Did you know?
But still it's so troublesome to go
I look at the traces you left behind
still all I see are my projections
next to your rejection
Track Name: wandering light
Wandering light

Certain wounds won't heal, my friends
Most of those lights will cease to exist
all who are scared may disappear
but still you're here
still you're here

now one
step inside
one step inside
all I do is sigh

One step closer
Oh, I am inside
I embrace my light
just, let go of time
I start to let go of time
oh, I embrace my light

One step inside
still all I do is hide
but I am fine
I'm a wandering light

Tip Toe
What was wrong?
I came into your garden to know
what's growing down deep inside

Tick Tack
as time goes by
I glance at the traces that I find
you left behind

One step inside
still all I do is hide
but I am fine
I'm a wandering light

One step, two steps
I'm closer, when I'll get there, I'll see
where my place should end
I was falling down the stairs and what I found
I can never never find somewhere else

One step inside
still all I do is hide
but I am fine
I'm a wandering light

I am fine
all those troubles left behind
oh, I am fine
I'm a wandering light
Track Name: cry craven cry
Cry Craven Cry


Why oh why
did we call you tonight?
We won't agree

Why oh why
was it her fate to be
more than anyone can ever be
more than anyone can ever be

If it says we can
doesn't mean we should
if it says we can't
doesn't mean it's not right
it doesn't make it right

Cry craven cry
Do we permit all those crimes?
Oh silently I never ever
felt so ashamed

Feeling rage - I have been
Fighting - I would not win
all in all that is why I live at ease
'cause it's just how it is

Cry craven cry
so we forget all those crimes
Finally I smile and breathe
a sigh of relief

Cry craven cry
they perish
it must be a lie
Repeatedly I tell myself
it's never up to me

Oh, what will it be?
Look on helplessly? Or forget...

What will it be?

Oh je sens mon coeur, mon coeur qui m'en ivre
et je suis moi, et je suis bien

Oh je sens mon coeur, mon coeur qui respire
et je suis moi, et je suis libre
Track Name: 7 years from now
7 years from now

So as we stand here
shivering
anticipating
what is near
no more despair
when finally everything has fallen to pieces

Disintegrate
what is on
your troubled mind

Expendable memories
you lovers don't you
tumble or hide

Dominoes
I play
we play
so I stumble, but go
we might tremble, but go
we mourn
but release you,
so it can't go on
there, it falls apart
I see how it's falling apart
seven years from now

but there's no need to shoulder arms
no need to shoulder arms
Track Name: i'm afraid they've won
I'm afraid they've won.

To whom it may concern
I don't know,
we don't know
why we must play this tune

Are our songs too sweet?
Still you don't know what they mean
this is the warning to let you know why this is hunting me in my dreams

I feel our hearts compete
Don't you know,
I never want to play their game,
I want to let it go!
I feel how our hearts can't believe
so you need to know,
don't you know
this is why they've always won

How foolish to believe
that you are like me
Just step closer take a good look
tell me, why should we compete?
Some rivals might be fine,
but why are you in sight?
Don't you know
I won't go down that road

I feel our hearts compete
Don't you know,
I never want to play their game,
I want to let it go!
I feel how our hearts can't believe.
so you need to know,
don't you know that's why they've always won
they always have won

This is a game they play, they forced us in and we seem to play along, still no one can ever win. There is no prize to win!

I dream of solidarity to smash patriarchy!

So don't you know this is what they've always warned us about
Don't go - you should know this is what they've always warned us about
Don't go - you should let me know, if we can let it go.
Let it go!
Track Name: the darkness you allow
The darkness you allow


We went faster than we could run
Thought we were stronger
Fighting for our dreams
Thought we were stronger
Fighting for the change of our hearts

And I wait for the night, for you to sleep,
To tell you the secrets, the secrets that I keep
And I wait for the night, for you to sleep,
To tell you the secrets, the secrets that I keep

Only darkness, that you know
Only darkness you allow
But I know there is light, there is light
And I know there is hope for our fight

We need time and we need trust
Trust in the unknown
And I know there is light, there is light
And I know there is hope for our fight

That’s what I whisper in your ear
I know we are taller and stronger than our fear
That’s what I whisper in your ear
To silence all these voices, that you hear
That’s what I whisper in your ear…
Track Name: those strange nights sink in
Those strange nights sink in

Something in your eyes
I knew that you were lost

Something in your eyes
I knew that I was lost

Something in your eyes
I knew that we were lost

Over night,
it didn't feel right,
how can I feel right
I thought about those bloody nights

when they went off dying
and kept fighting
I guess I was asleep those nights

Oh, it goes easy on me
please don't you freeze on me
I thought about those bloody nights
I thought about those bloody nights

Since we go on
nobody cares if they're wrong
since we go on
nobody cares, nobody knows

Since we grow old
nobody cares what they've done
since we grow old
nobody cares, nobody knows

Over night,
it didn't feel right,
how can I feel right
I thought about those bloody nights

they went off dying
and kept fighting
I guess I was asleep those nights

Oh, it goes easy on me
please don't you freeze on me
I thought about those bloody nights

I thought I heard your cry tonight
Track Name: hunter
Hunter

Unbearable silence
Unbearable silence
I am releaved
I want to seek
even more than I ever thought I need

Somewhere exciting
Somewhere exciting
I want to be
Somewhere exciting
I need to be
I never thought I just need to be

Oh, don't worry child,
Don't worry child,
Don't worry child,
I'm going on

Oh, I told
little lies
little lies
little lies
it seems odd

Here come uneasy times
uneasy times
uneasy times
I am no cure

I beg
don't be kind
don't be kind
don't be kind
leave it, I go

don't be kind
'cause I need to go

I'm going over and over what we breed
you grow older and colder I must breathe
oh, I never be if I plead

Oh, I go,
still you'll probably find me
I was wrong
every wondering thought yells „It's done!“
but still you open me up
you open me up
you open me up

Oh, I grow
still you open me up
but I grow
I will never be never be unsung
I will always be always be

Oh, I grow
Nevertheless am I done
still you probably probably carry on
but I will never be never be
undone

never be
never be
undone

Oh, I leave
this is the night I can breathe
I go over and over what we breed
Does it hunt you in your dreams?

Oh, I leave
I'm not expecting expecting
you to plead
I'm going over and over what I leave
Did you stop hunting me in my dreams?

hunter!
hunter!
hunt!
Track Name: dear unknown
Dear unknown, ...

Conquer my hopes
Sure, break my bones
let's not forget
I won't dance alone

Time goes by
still nobody heals
save my homes
Oh, it's so hard to leave

But I guide your way here
I light the way here
'cause I like you near
what is it you fear?

I whitewashed it all
left what was there to keep
I shouldn't give in
to where you lead

Shattered creatures,
let's wait for the night
if you don't want our darkness
you can't have our light

But I guide your way here
I light the way here
'cause I like you near
what is it you fear?

No need for daydreams
Colors went dim
don't hold your breath
or it will suck you in

Counter my loss
and I feel I am near
to farewell
what's at stake here
it's so light here
why is it light here

to farewell
what's at stake here
it's so light here
why is it light here

Hopeless and helpless
go hand in hand
If you're lost or you're driven
here it ends

If the abyss is near
will you give in
and jump in

If the abyss is near
will you know
what you've been

If the abyss is near
where would you turn

If the abyss is near
would you know what you've won
Track Name: fear well
...fear well

You are lost where I am found
don't sink down
don't sink down

Strange how I tried to become
someone
someone

Hold me close
Don't let me run
I need to dig deep
Until it's done

She stopped singing all her songs
she did never belong
never belong

but she told me
I can be
but there can't be certainty