Resting Places

by Dead Koys

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1.
we protect what we prefer, we love what makes us complete, we share what we don't need, we fear what we deserve. i know what it's all about, my mind still spins around. e all love the same things, please call, call me an ambulance. we all need to be ... it's killing me. my hand looks for another, while i break another rule. we all need an older brother, my hand looks for another. i have been trying to feel you, i know what it's like to be. share what we don't need, fear what we deserve. i know what it's like to be you.
2.
Autogrill 02:30
my body is aching. my sleepy eyes are red and filthy. my mind is not healthy, while i look outside, while i am drunk and free today, while i look for a steady identity. it goes on an on. if a song is nice, play it twice. a closer look inside makes me realize, that there is nothing i can do, that makes me feel a way better. i don't want to die, tonight i try to. while i miss you. on and on, my body is aching. on and on, again and again, i felt in love with the worst case. on and on, i felt in love with a resting place. while i miss you, nothing is left to get, nothing is left to understand – again. i listen to springtime again.
3.
Bendery 03:04
we got ourselves together, to relieve our pains and than it's time, crack a smile again. it's hard to understand, that we have to kiss our limits to know what we have and what we are. my best friends make me weak, they leave me incomplete. there's is nothing left to learn from them. i still write about sensitivities, about first world problems that make me sick, while my sleepy eyes still see: it's bendery. a city without sense, where we found ourselves and we are still wondering why we are still alive. it's hard to understand, that we have to kiss our limits to know what we have and what we are. my best friends make me weak, they leave me incomplete. there's is nothing left to learn from them. sometimes it's better, that bendery won't last forever to be honest and all i can do is to say that i like you. let's waste and cry again.
4.
Industry 02:38
running through the industry, trying to forget my life. there is sunlight in my eyes – i blink twice and i try to slowdown some more. there is much more to explore, the beauty in between is what i need today. my sweat tastes better than your sympathy, between barking dogs and second hand car shops. try to believe in me. try to explain what i see. and the dark side of the moon leads me home tonight. depressions, endorphins – i am alright. dancing trees sing my songs tonight. i‘m not afraid, i am by my side. i am alright.
5.
Racoons 04:35
it's the same day, four years ago. between two birthdays, after patriot day, we found our way through the thicket. between dead racoons, kfc, and a cynical reality, front porches and equality, racism and mammoth trees, neon lights, suburban bikes, covered into the red white and blue. it's time to leave the physical pains behind. it's time to leave, time to live, time to give while we shrink – no goodbye. we lick our wounds tonight, while we drink ourselves to sleep. we have our daily fights. four years ago i felt this alive, we all need someone who cries when we die. front porches and equality. andrew jackson feeds a family. neon lights, suburban bikes, covered into the red white and blue.
6.
Norderney 03:05
you grew up in a divided city. believe me, oh you looked so pretty. you defended me against the grain. i found myself in the middle of the night, looking for help, to feel alright, you were there – always there. now i try to defend myself, is lost and i ... now i am myself, lost, i ... i am so shy, want to be myself, i ... i am so shy, i want you to see myself. i try to be honest. want to voice thoughts directly without a shame, want you to see myself again. i never thought that we could die. i was sixteen, never thought that we could die. numbed ourselves to sleep that night, no goodbye. there was a call. i stood on a dyke, it was like a movie. we all have our crosses to bear. the garden fence broke, the dog died. my puberty stopped, we all have our crosses to bear.
7.
my head feels numb. my hands pray, my hands still pray the same. it's time to grow, it's time to grow and forget – now. we get old and i try to stay away. memories are made to pale, life is about burning away, and i try to stay away. it's time to sleep, it's to muse myself to sleep. yesterday i felt like seventeen, my aspiration to know who i was. yesterday i felt like seventeen, life is strange, cause i rearrange. want to change my name, cry again. reinvent myself to love a friend, have dreams in my head. feel distressed, waste life away with a burning chest.
8.
Gap 02:21
hold on, i won't ever listen. it's too late, a failed mission. in my room i am not afraid, still young, entrance forbidden. but you, you told me we will meet again, but i can't see you – call myself alone. i dig in the depths of my being. try to believe, that i can put myself together on my way home. we meet from time to time, no it's time. yesterday is all i need, the future is supposed to lead me. self consuming.
9.
we all grew up in a save way, we all slept well at the end of the day. i know there were divorces, i know my mother is dead, but always came to a happy end. now you hide yourself in relationships, while i live and love and hate. and at the same time i say it, i hate it, but i mean it. hide yourself in prosperity, wine and bleeding humanity. while my elbows and lungs are sore from remaining and comparing myself. now you bore yourself to death, when you buy senselessness. i take a deep breath, your anesthesia, your crutch, but it's ok, cause you wanted it so much. i know you are my friend, and of course my conscience is bad. i am not good, you're not better, that's why we stick together.
10.
it started on monday, ended up with sunshine, so high. it's hard to see that there is no maybe anymore. i see, that my consistency is gone, gone, gone. try to force myself to carry on, on my way through the calanques. blame myself, try to explain to me what it's like, what it's like to be alone. frequent glances behind to accept the emptiness. last year i lost my home. last year you broke my back to be alone. last year i got good in goodbyes. worn out dreams turned into tired eyes. i know it's alright, i know it's okay. i am more than thankful, will love you in some way forever. i know that we had our best days, dancing on our own, with tears in my eyes.

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released March 13, 2020

music written and performed by dead koys.
recorded, mixed and mastered by matthias klinkmann.
with the love and help of joscha denzel, miroslav dvorak and jörn michutta.
guest vocals on »elbows and lungs« by johnson mccloud.

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Dead Koys Dortmund, Germany

five-piece emo/punk band.

we played around 150 shows in europe, including austria,
belgium, czech republic,
germany and the netherlands.
since 2012 we shared the
stage with bands like apologies i have none, captain planet, leatherface,
matula, nothington,
rantanplan or wish upon a star.

feel free to contact us if you'd like to see us at your show – we'd love to play everywhere.
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