When We Talk About Love

by The Night Gardener

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This album of 9 tracks came to life in the winter of 2014/15 in a big old house in the middle of nowhere. Going back to the beginning, the songs only got the treatment of the acoustic guitar and the piano. In the process, they grew a question, a theme, that seemed to connect them: What is it that we actually talk about when we talk about love?

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released October 18, 2019

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Track Name: To The Slow
Here's to the slow
Those with hearts on ready
People push and pull
Until they break the levee

When you know what's to come
And you know where to go
You can take another beatin'
You can dig yourself a hole

And you wait till the water's gone
Time turns dust to coal
And your coal turns into diamonds
While you take care of your soul

Allow yourself to breathe
Take a stand, side with your heart
Let the good days weigh heavy
Let the sceptics be unheard

And when you talk about love
What do you really talk about
There's the hunt, the wild hope
The holding back, the letting go

When you know what's to come
And you know where to go
You can take another beatin'
You can dig yourself a hole

And you wait till the water's gone
Time turns dust to coal
And your coal turns into diamonds
While you take care of your soul

When you know what's to come
And you know where to go
You can take another beatin'
You can dig yourself a hole

And you wait till the water's gone
Time turns dust to coal
And your coal turns into diamonds
While you take care of your soul
Track Name: Anywhere But Here
Don't blame us
We just don't wanna sleep yet
Your eyes, they look
Indefinitely sad

I know, I know
You just don't wanna go
Oh, can we please
Above just as below?

What did you say your name was?
My thoughts are burning, what about yours?
Well, it's two hours to go
Before they close these doors

And there's no place else for us to be
There's no one here, just you and me
There's nothing left for us to fear
Still you're anywhere but here

Don't start asking for the truth
Your lips, your skin, my super-glue
Oh, please don't think of someone else
Look, I found a magic lense

You're anywhere but here
Anywhere but here
Anywhere but here
Anywhere but here

Where does your pain go?
Where does your love go?
Where does your hope go?
Where do you turn to?

What if all our places are the same?
What if all our places are the same?
What if all our places are the same?
What if all our places are the same?

There's nothing left for us to fear
Come and see, this is real
And there's no place else for us to be
Still you're anywhere but here

There's nothing left for us to fear
Come and see, this is real
And there's no place else for us to be
Still you're anywhere but here
Track Name: Measure Of A Man
I lost her in the wilderness
It's sad, but it's a fact
Another girl, another girl is gone

She had high expectations
Oh, they were just never met
I'm just a man, I'm just a man, I'm trapped

I keep my lines empty
Serve myself cold
Everything's clear and I can sing from the bone

I live in a woman's world
It's mad, but it's true
You've got a grip on me
You've got a grip on me

I lost you in the wilderness
It's sad, but it's a fact
Another girl, another girl is gone

You kept me on a leash
Looking for a way into my frown
See that's the thing that I just can't allow

I wanted power over you
I wanted power over you
I wanted power over you

You wanted power over me
You wanted power over me
You wanted power over me

Give up, give up, give up...

Give me pleasure, give me love
Give me rules made to forget
Give me truth and beauty
And I'll give you all I have

What's the measure of a man?
What's the least you can expect?
What's your kingdom really worth
When there's so much disconnect?

I keep my lines empty
Serve myself cold
Everything's clear
And I can sing from the bone

I live in a woman's world
It's mad, but it's true
You've got a grip on me
I guess you never knew
Track Name: Poison In My Cup
Will you pour me something lighter?
I have poison in my cup
I need this to roll easy
Or not at all

We load up on brief episodes
And walk away just when our water's sold
When lust and pride are still
We move on

And that's all I want
Is that all you need?
You say you wanna run with me
But you don't really have that speed

Well, I couldn't fuel you
It's the other way 'round, it has always been
I'd use you to push me and pull me
Till you think of me as the man I am not

Get lost, dry your eyes, love
No wonder or truth is in your life
The cost of love is way too high
I move on and

Become the storm, get high on raging
While my barely open soul, it sighs
Will I grow cold when I pour rain on
All the other hungry souls?

Well, that's all I want
Is that all you need?
You say you wanna run with me
But you don't really have that speed

I couldn't fuel you
It's the other way 'round, it has always been
I will just push you and pull you
Till you see me as I am

On my way to paradise
I found fever in a lover's hands
On my way to paradise
I lost myself, I lost myself

On my way to paradise
I found healing in a stranger's land
On my way to paradise
I lost myself, I lost myself

I lost myself
I lost myself
I lost myself
I lost myself
I lost myself
I lost myself

Yeah that's all I want
Is that all you need?
You say you wanna run with me
But you don't really have that speed

I could fuel you now
Not the other way 'round, as it's always been
I will just hold you and love you
Till you see me as the man I am now
Track Name: For The Birds
I'm not sleeping
I watch you breath
Hardly your lover
Rather a bird in the wind

Could be your tower
Oh no, there's cracks in my skin
Here today and gone tomorrow
A piece of thin paper burning

Then back to my part
It is not the big role
The hunter, the juggler, the fool
The hardened sage telling old truth

Pass it on, pass it on
The good life you want us to live
I have no stand in it
Pass it on, pass it on

Oh, all your borrowed thoughts
We could be more than this
This could be fire, a sip of war
A quick word in anger, a lesson in fear

The kind of life that makes you run
That makes you spill your last cup of cool
That makes you dance and act like a fool
The kind of love that knows no rules

Come, let us wreck these cities to dirt
And sing our good songs only for the birds

Okay, back to my part
Never the big role
The hunter, the juggler, the fool
The hardened sage telling old truth

Pass it on, pass it on
The life you speak of as a gift
I find no peace in it

Pass it on, pass it on
All I see is borrowed thoughts
We could be more than this

All I see is borrowed thoughts
You could be more than this
All I see is borrowed thoughts
Track Name: Napoleon Running
I am the addict, now that I know you
Your powder runs deep in my veins
My days rendered useless without you
Okay you're fighting the fever, but I am struck down

Hold on, hold on, my heart
Don't lose your hope, it'll take you far

And don't crack your head up for jumping
For wanting, for burning, for longing for warmth
You saw the fire, I saw the fog
Like Napoleon running from war

Hold on, hold on, my heart
Don't lose your hope, it'll take you far
Hold on, hold on, my heart
Don't lose your hope, it'll take you far

Eurydice's leaving
But nothing feels wrong
Orpheus got weary
Then you came along

Castalia's dreaming
Forgetting the sun
Apollo got moody
Then you came along

Hold on, hold on, my heart
Don't lose your hope, it'll take you far
Hold on, hold on, my heart
Don't lose your hope, it'll take you far

Hold on, hold on, my heart
Don't lose your hope, it'll take you far
Hold on, hold on
I'm ready to jump
Track Name: From Master To Slave
I've gone
From master to slave
From sinner to sage
Through love

I've climbed
Mountains and walls
Crossed rivers and swords
For love

And it struck back at me
Kicked me off my feet
Left me in the dirt
But I still believe

I've changed my face, my name
My skin, my lines, my clothes
I've sold my drums
For trumpets and horns

I've left my punks
For the orchestra sound
And bigger rounds
Of applause

And it struck back at me
Kicked me off my feet
Left me in the dirt
But I still believe

I've left my punks
For the orchestra sound
And bigger rounds
Of applause

I've changed
From master to slave
From sinner to sage
Through love
Track Name: Give Me Your Hand
Give me your hand
I'll help you up
I have some water
Here for you

Tell me your hopes
Show me your fears
Here, have some paper
For your truth

It's all true, it's all true
Don't believe them
When they say
There's no beauty in you

It's all true, it's all true
It's your life
You must believe in
What your heart tells you to do

Give me your gun
I'll shoot the thugs
I'll keep the cops in charge
For you

Go, get our ride
We play Bonnie and Clyde
They'll never catch us
We're in bloom

It's all true, it's all true
Don't believe them
When they say
There's no fire in you

It's all true, it's all true
It's your life
You must believe in
What your guts tell you to do

It's all true, it's all true
Don't believe them
When they say
There's no power in you

It's all true, it's all true
It's your life, you must believe in
What your heart tells you to do

It's your life, you must believe in
What your heart tells you to do

It's your life, you must believe in
What your heart tells you to do
Track Name: Oh, What A Life
Hush, little darlin'
Don't punish yourself
I know, the world has gone mad
But you're strong

You spend your life in a shell
Nothing can touch you
No one can see
What you hide

Oh, what a life
Oh, what a life
Oh, what a life you could
Have in the light

Oh, what a life
Oh, what a life
Oh, what a life you could
Have in the light

Hush, little darlin'
There are ways to surprise yourself
Ways to atone
And move on

The riddles you chose
They are not meant for you
The cage is not
Where you belong

Oh, what a life
Oh, what a life
Oh, what a life you could
Have in the light

Oh, what a life
Oh, what a life
Oh, what a life you could
Have in the light

When you're feelin' lost
Shipped from coast to coast
Weary to the bone
Set your sails home

When you're all alone
Left by everyone
Held up by a storm
Come and find home

When the evening comes
Listen to our songs
Listen to the drums
And you'll find home

Hush, little darlin'
Don't punish yourself
I know, the world has gone mad
But you're strong

You spend your life in a shell
Nothing can touch you
No one can see
What you hide

Oh, what a life
Oh, what a life
Oh, what a life you could
Have in the light

Oh, what a life
Oh, what a life
Oh, what a life you could have

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