Let's get lost

by ducks & drakes

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Ducks & Drakes debut album is fully dedicated to “losing yourself”. Let's get lost is a rejection of straightness and an homage to convoluted odysseys and wrong turnings. Hopeful Indie-music that gently soothes you in uncertainty. In order to find yourself you have to get lost first. And why not celebrate the first part of the journey just as much as the last?

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released February 1, 2019

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Track Name: Marianne - the story begins
when it started out with you in my head, i had no idea it would end like that. but ideals tend to never come true cause they’re just ideals. you had pulled me right out the swamp in which I was about to drown. but I never dared to tell you about everything i feel. cause this first felt so wrong though my needs were far too strong. now darling i know we’ll never be one, cause mine is the moon and yours is the sun and there is no world we could shine upon so why can’t i give in? is it cause of your smile that lightens my day? that shoves aside dark clouds and makes my heart race? nah, it’s rather because the hardest part of giving in is waking up and see that this can only go wrong and it’s just useless to go on. so instead i just hang my head and cry, watching all of my dreams die. letters that never reached their destination getting lost somewhere on their way to the place called ‘courage’ or ‘stupidity’. which one do you reckon? and there’s nothing more you could say about the things that I felt, cause they’re shades now. shades of what used to be feelings denied and locked away. only traces in the snow. bonsai trees never to grow. rain will soon have washed away the stains let the new chapter begin. and my coat will keep me warm on my way right through the storm. will i fall? no, never again and again and again and again and again!
Track Name: Ham on toast
remember when we sat in your kitchen talking all night long bout parties, girls and all our favourite songs? only caring bout today, about today. your shouts are swallowed by the wind that’s sent to carry them away from me. and yet it feels so good to see that there will always be someone to lean on when the world is coming down, someone to help me get my feet back on the ground. keep it slow cause i’m so tired of this long, long walk. Remember when we met Jesus sitting naked on a felled tree who said that it feels good to be alive? and how you turned to me and smiled, dear friend of mine. your shouts are swallowed by the wind that’s sent to carry them away from me. and yet it feels so good to see that there will always be someone to lean on when the world is coming down, someone to listen to my thoughts without a frown. keep it slow cause i’m so tired of this walk. hang on, there’s no reason to hurry after all. just for a moment let’s forget all our cares, safe in the knowledge that there’s someone there who shares my thought’s. let’s spend the day lying on the grass at mine cause wasting time together ain’t a waste of time. and all these days will stay forever in my mind. let’s write a book about the art of cooking rice.
Track Name: Anti-clockwise [for auld lang syne]
i wanted to get hold of you to just behold your beauty. instead you spread your wings and flew away, what’s left are memories. i ran through fields climbed mountains and crossed deserts did everything I could only to find out that you eventually were gone for good. and i envy the stones for they’ll remain for centuries, while time’s making me old. oh please return and say to me: “hello, hello i’m back to see you again. it’s been a while” oh, pray why can’t we pretend that everything’s still the same? i thoughtfully collect what remains. up and down the hills and there’s no bench in sight to rest my feet. up and down and down and up and i can’t find any retreat. don’t go away come back and stay don’t go away. and i envy the stones for they’ll remain throughout decades, while my skin and my bones are doomed to a most dreadful fate.
Track Name: Down at keem bay
she turned round to ask if nowhere’s near and i said, "nowhere’s nowhere round here. just you and me and this calm mild night." smiling she leaned back to watch the stars, while i watched her lying on the grass. just her and me and the moons soft light. you know, walking your way’s pretty tough when you’re blind so please will you place your little hand in mine and safely lead me down this rocky way. and then at the end of the day we'll watch the world turn into grey down at keem bay. and if the sky cracks over me, everything will be just fine as long as you are mine. and if a bomb/plague wipes out humanity, everything will be alright as long as you’re by my side. see i just try to say: it’s us we have so come what may. she said: “come on let’s go, let’s hit the street and flee from this place cause all we need is you and me, we’re like bonny and clyde!” it's still so long till we are one again. i’m tired of waiting, oh, but i know that right at the end of the day we’ll watch the world turn into grey down at keem bay.
Track Name: Back in my arms
waves are breaking at the shores of barryford island while your ship is carried away by winds that hell has sent. we, oh, we were torn apart and even though I knew it from the start: giving up on things you love is pretty hard. i am longing for someone to come and take me home. i need a cosy fireplace to warm my bones. we, oh, we were torn apart and even though I knew it from the start: giving up on things you love is pretty hard. and if you really, really feel the same find yourself back in my arms again! the hope that there’s gonna be tomorrow keeps all my worries at bay. and if you really, really feel the same find yourself back in my arms again. i’m waiting for you to come and take the night away.
Track Name: The game
the window panes are steamed up from the inside and routine’s the only real foe. now take it easy, boy, you’re far too uptight. you don’t know how to play the game. i know I gotta pull myself together but it is way too easy letting go. and right as I get lost I’m lost forever. i'm never gonna be the same. oh, what a splendid play, you’re queen whereas i’m your evening dress you put on at night. you wash me when i’m dirty and then you hang me out to dry. now brick-laying is really not my profession. egyptian architecture’s not my style. and though it seems to be the latest fashion conformity is not my aim. go back to whom you left too soon! he walks so much better in your shoes. i’ll wash away what remains still never gonna play the game. oh, what a splendid play, you’re queen whereas i’m the pawn in your game. in order to win i’m sacrificed without batting an eye. just wait for the snake to shed her skin. i lose myself cause i’m afraid of losing you and hope that fate will pull you on my side. but you’re the one who’s pulling strings and i cannot let my heart sing and swallow all my pride cause my words in your mouth are mumbled all about. again i stumble. anyone please open my eyes cause i am blind. i'm so tired of our disputes from now on I’m gonna turn on mute. i gave what was alive in me till dead i was like maple leafs in canada’s late fall. once and for all, it’s my final call.
Track Name: In my cocoon
i wander out to where no one has been and no one ever will for no one's let in. here in my shell it's cosy and warm and i'm all protected gainst the upcoming storm. and every season sewed a dress for the earth. their marvellous patterns to poetry give birth. dawn follows dawn and nights grow old and in the meadows sweet womb i sit and behold. all the years, all the days, forever ago let em go, let em go. they’ve disappeared in the haze. to high lay the snow and my feet were to slow to carry me home.

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