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The Only Light I Know - Live at Tik Nord Berlin, June 26th, 2020

by The Night Gardener

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    Comes with a 24 page pdf-booklet with all lyrics, a concert film (mp4, link and password in another pdf), and the cover artwork for your music collection. Filmed with no audience, but with multiple cameras, the video version has one extra song. For everyone who misses live music in these weird and interesting times.
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1.
The Third 03:23
Someone watching, watching as we speak As we walk, as we kiss, as we love Someone judging, judging all the steps That we take as breathe, as we long And I long to be seen To be free from the grip of all fear And I wish to believe This is you, this is me, and we're all All alone Well, there's always the third The third, it comes around Tells us how to behave, how to swoon How to fuck, how to feel What's the right kind of near What's the weight of all we've done wrong Do you long to be seen To be free from the grip of all fear Do you wish to believe This is you, this is me, and we're all All alone
2.
Shelves 05:07
When the nightwatchmen watch over your friends While you go where the river ends When the moon is full and you count your deeds Will you shelter me Got it all on the wrong side, got it all in a frown Got lost in a circus, new songs in return On the shelves, on the shelves When the night gardener cuts the old roses Will you break your chains Will you keep your promise, will you keep the change Will you shelter me Got it all on the wrong side, got it all in a frown We get fucked in circle, new songs in return On the shelves, on the shelves Now you're wondering why We get turned on by riddles On tv channels, on tv channels And shelves, and shelves
3.
Little Dancer, come dance with me But don't, don't move your feet This is a slow one Whoever holds watch deems us still Let me show you the moves A little tap, then the jump You are the expert, but look It's always too fast Always too fast Always too fast Always All is too fast All is too fast All is too fast All is Lost in the fire Oh don't try to keep me sane Get out, get out of the fire Give up and hear me crack Oh leave me here Even with you I'm alone You're my shot, my trip, my harm, my love My ephemeral home Oh leave me here Even with me you're alone I'm your shot, your trip, your harm, your love Your ephemeral home Love, don't forget me Love, go forget me Long, go forget me Oh, go forget me Go forget me Go forget me
4.
My Lake 07:50
Every day I walk around my lake Today is the only day I know Turn the lights on, I turn them off again Go to sleep, your picture in my head Every day I run around my house This road is the only road I know Locked up alone, locked up with you And when I can't sleep I think about you When I turn off the lights You circle around my room I turn off the lights And I dream about you, dream about you Every night I circle around my room Your voice is the only voice I know My voice cracks, can't sing myself to sleep Back to to the floor, feet up the wall now This wall is the only wall I know I turn the lights on, I switch them off again Next time, I hope, you're standing in my room Loving you is the only light I know Turn off the lights Circle around my room Turn off the lights I dream about you, I dream about you Turn off the lights, swim in my lake Circle around my room, the only light I know Turn off the lights, I dream about you I dream about you, dream about you Swim in my lake I dream about you, I dream about you Swim in my lake I dream about you, I dream about you Swim in my lake I dream about you, I dream about you Swim in my lake Swim in my lake Swim in my lake
5.
Marathon 05:07
Come, explain again I never knew we don't have to be good We walk on our knees, carry it all That lighter thing got away somehow Oh, our love is a marathon From hurt to joy and back to hurt again Repeat forever after me You want me and I want you You say you need me to be quiet right now No easy touch, it's bad lovers' luck Yeah, I know what we do when we get too close We open up everything, every drawer, every box Oh, our love is a marathon From hurt to joy and back to hurt again Repeat forever after me You need me and I need you And isn't that a start We don't have to change at all Every bigger love Has its tough times to go through What if in this war There's no saving us at all What if we do By just letting go Oh, our love is a marathon From hurt to joy and back to hurt again Repeat forever after me You want me and I want you Oh, our love is a marathon From hurt to joy and back to hurt again Repeat forever after me You love me and I love you Enough to let us go
6.
Cocoon 06:02
Walk on, walk freely Walk, let it take you station to station Burn summer nights, summer sorrow It's alright I'll wait patiently I'll be weaving A new cocoon for you I'll be weaving on On and on Kick those rocks out of your way Desert queen And when you're done come home to me Dust woman, desert queen Cocoon, cocoon Kick those rocks out of your way Desert queen And when you're done come home to me Cocoon, cocoon, cocoon
7.
The Teacher 04:48
She wanted to go out And travel the world by herself She told me when I sat beside her "Prepare for a fight" So I taught her to lie I taught her to lie I taught her to lie When I travelled the world I had learned there are little things worse Than giving up on your wantings So I taught her to rise I taught her to rise And stepping on stones In the dust coloured roads Was an act of joy to her Then she broke a leg and fell on her knees And I carried her to Saint West And I taught her to dream I taught her to dream Taught her to dream Then she fell asleep Peacefully smiling in bliss I held her in my arms and when she woke up She denied getting kissed So I taught her to leave I taught her to leave Taught her to leave I gave her the tools For the road, for the sky For the sea, for the hills and the nights I taught her to dream and always be free And flee from emptiness I taught her to dream
8.
The Void 05:02
Step into the void Lay down your sorrow Let your heart enjoy The promise of tomorrow And blisters left alone Burn away the feathers Oh songbird of old Walk on with lightness And breathe in And sleep well And breathe out And sleep on And tangled up in white Taping conversations Listen to the numb Hovering in suburbs And breathe in And sleep well And breathe out And sleep on My mind is deaf My heart says okay Everyone in here Is a revolutionary now Now, now My mind is deaf My heart says okay Everyone in here Is a revolutionary now Now, now
9.
Look at us now How we bind and heal our wounds How we watch each other fold And go home We broke it all Broke the rules, we broke our bones Oh no, with sticks and sticks and stones Oh, what have we done my friend How far did we go Oh, what's going on my friend Did we lose it all Did we Break all we've learned about ourselves We've learned about ourselves It was never you, no Break all you've learned about yourself You've learned about yourself Break all you've learned about yourself You've learned about yourself Break all you've learned about yourself You've learned about yourself Oh what How far It was never you Oh what How far It was never you
10.
The Waves 09:07
The waves Come crashing me down And all I know about my song She says hold, hold on In life you let go Find love in return Oh, don't fall apart on me, no No no no no Don't fall apart on me Don't fall apart on me, no No no no no Don't fall apart on me The liar Turns around Turns to love For all us worried minds For all that is left And oh, it's a lot Says we can forget That we can grow lies Don't fall apart on me, no No no no no Don't fall apart on me Don't fall apart on me, no No no no no Don't fall apart on me Hey, I will forget That I can grow lies I will forget That I can grow lies Don't fall apart on me, no No no no no Don't fall apart on me Don't fall apart on me, no No no no no Don't fall apart on me Don't fall No lies Don't fall apart on me, no No no no no Don't fall No lies Don't fall apart on me, no No no no no Don't fall No lies

about

A live album and a concert film. Here's how it felt back in June: Five people in a room. Cameras, stage lights, sound, no audience. How do you play a show like this? Do I talk into the cameras? I write a setlist, changes will happen. I'll play this as if I were at home. The songs are written, but not in stone. There's no one to swoon here on this stage. Two minutes to show time. Guitar and pedals checked. I look up blinded by the the only light I know. No, I'll begin on piano...

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released November 20, 2020

Recorded by Tik Nord's DreamStreamTeam

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The Night Gardener Berlin, Germany

The Night Gardener is a singer-songwriter who plays guitar and piano. Having hitchhiked and busked all across Europe in his twenties, he is now busy making records in Berlin, Germany.

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