Black as Chalk

by Black As Chalk

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released November 9, 2008

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Black As Chalk Göttingen, Germany

Rustic and sensual. Sparse and spooky. Furious and lucid. Black As Chalk are wrenching a sound out of their souls, their instruments and the gritty, rainy alleys of their age-old hometown Göttingen; which combines the clashing impact of Noiserock with the atmospheric poetry of original Indie-aesthetics. Timeless melodies hide deep in the apparent chaos of the garage. ... more

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Track Name: Stomp
I do the dance
I do the dance
I shake my legs
and I shake my hands
All around
Come watch the clown

It takes two to tango
and one limb to fail
why do they laugh
and shout out 'Hail'
when I'm down?
GIve me the crown

Oh the cloven foot stomp

I do the walk
the tight rope walk
Stumbling down
‘though I tried to stalk
All around
Come watch the clown

can't keep the pace
can't keep the pace
makes the world
a lonely place
when you're down
Take back the crown

Oh where do you go?
Oh the cloven stomp

blame me lord for what I’ve done
tried to be your special one
with my hoof
my cloven foot
but I knocked them down, I knocked them down
then I stamped them into the ground
with my hoof
the cloven foot
Track Name: Leaving the playground
You need some help, you want to break
your plastic knife, your silver plate

we’ll force the night into the day
I know a way that leads astray

C’mon, c’mon….follow
C’mon, c’mon….come out to play
C’mon, C’mon…shallow
C’mon, C’mon

Hold me, I was so bold when they told me,
I will grow old when they tell me
No I never break that spell

Get your pads and rocking horse
Later on we’ll find remorse
Track Name: Love be gone
Love be gone
and take her with you
She did me wrong
she’s been untrue
Lying lonesome by her side
Trying to keep her out of sight
Tonight we’ll fight

Love be gone
I can’t take it anymore
Make it all undone
like it ́s been before
When her lies had been truth
And the word still its use
Tonight we’ll fight

Strung out, strung out again
Put me back in line
So long, masterplan
Now I’m prepared to die
And I try, try and try
I can’t get her out of mind

Love be gone
I can’t take her anymore
Make it all unsung
like it was before
Lying lonesome by her side
Try to keep her out of mind
Tonight we’ll fight

Strung out, strung out again
Put me back in line
So long, masterplan
Now I’m prepared to die
And I try, try and try
I can’t get her out of mind
Track Name: Foliage
The falling leaves
down on the street
Like children's hands
at the playground fence
That lose their grip
and down they slip
Into the street
like falling leaves

Catch me, catch me, catch me I’m falling down
For the love that you share
For the love you can spare
Please just make these days go by

The falling leaves
like bloody sheets
the path we walk
right into the dark

Catch me, catch me, catch me I’m falling down
For the love that you share
For the love you can spare
Please just make these days go by
Track Name: Sleeping Beauty
I was the boy next door
and you’re the queen of the second floor
living in a cage
made of gold and mother’s rage
does all that life could bring
seem to fit between
the front seat of some car
broken bones and broken hearts

and you crushed into this sleep
a hundred miles per hour deep

so please wake up
and take me by the hand
and lead me far from where it ought to end

now they dressed you up in white
like an unkissed, unwilling bride
lying in a cage
filled with blood and inner rage

and you crushed into this sleep
a hundred miles per hour deep

so please wake up
and take me by the hand
and lead me far from where it ought to end
Track Name: All my love
The war in my head
the troops have gathered
on a battlefield of ... and misery

Not love misguides us
but hope divides us
and the side you chose to be on

and she begged my not to expect
and she asked me not to tell a thing
all my love

The war in my head
and all that's been said
a wall of words has been built between you and me

Not love misguides us
but hope divides us
and the side you chose to be on
Track Name: The one
I'd like to be the one for you
who catches you in the rye
I'd like to be the one for you
who gets you by and by

but you don't need me

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