In a Jar

by Odran Trümmel

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Track Name: The Truth
Why don’t you tell me the truth
About a secret conversation
I heard you have in a phonebooth
Was it my imagination ?
I heard the words you’d never told me
I heard the words you’d never told me
A smile you gave to somebody
A smile you gave to somebody else

I always knew that you would leave
Just a matter of how and when
And now I feel deeply relieved
To take your betrayal on the chin
I heard the words you’d never told me
A smile you gave to somebody
A smile you gave to somebody else

Admit you started it all

A few drops in a glass of red wine
And you fall asleep for a while
I shave your beautiful hair
And glue it on your cheeks with great care
I take a million pictures of you
Put them up in the streets with my spare glue
When you wake up you realise
You shouldn’t have treated me with despise
Track Name: A Ball and a Chain
I wish I were tattoed on your back
Undelible
I’d follow you not having to ask for your permission
Before
That would be magic but
There is no magic
Even if it seems like paranormal facts surround us
When you head up West casting your shadow on my skin
You paint my face the true colour of your disrespect
I am invisible
Now that I might stay here for ever
I just want you to know
That the time we will spend together
Might seem pointless
After all
So please be patient
So please be patient
Even if it seems like you’ve been tied
Even if it seems like you’ve been tied
To a ball and a chain
Locked up in a cage
One can feel as free as a bird
As long as you
Dare admit that there is nothing worth
In the ouside world
Track Name: Better Off Alone
Who’s that girl with pigeon eyes
Singing old nusery rhymes
In reverse and in Latin
Does she want to please Satan?

Who’s that boy with a donkey smile
As fat and ugly as a swine
Bothering girls with short skirts
He is stupid or pervert?

Someday
I’ll build myself a cabin
Hidden in emerald foliage
And I’ll be better off alone

Who’s that guy crying out loud
In the middle of the crowd
Is he looking for trouble
Should I go on and kick his balls
Track Name: Brain in a Jar
I put my brain in a jar
Gave it up to a friend
Who locked it up as far
As things remained the same

I rely on my spine
To tell me what I can do
Nothing’s wrong nothing’s right
No more pride no more shame

No thoughts but reactions of attraction, rejection
Waiting for a stimulus I am stupid and I am nervous

Someday I will perhaps
Put my brain back in my skull
If my friend estimates that
Things are less lame and dull

But now under my hat
There is nothing at all
Appart from a dumb rat
Who made it its rathole

No thoughts but reactions of attraction, rejection
Waiting for a stimulus I am stupid and I am nervous
Track Name: Blurry Mind
Draw a circle on the fogged-up window
Let the cold light shine trough
Blurry mind
Sit comfortably on a wood and velvet chair
Let yourself slip through the air
Blurry mind

All around you
Nothing looks familiar anymore
Don’t trust your eyes
The’re just a bunch of filthy liars

Take a deep breath and blow the candles
Paraffin smoke is all you can handle
Blurry mind

Focus on the sound of your hair growing long
Isn’t that the most beautiful song?
Blurry mind

They can’t find you in the place where you hide
They don’t know how far you mind can slide
Blurry mind
All around you
No one will bother you anymore
Don’t let them judge you
Your life is worth any other
Track Name: A Little Longer
I know I know I know
I should probably go
But I am stuck like a shell on the rock
I know I know I know
Life is but a prison but
Freedom starts when you lock your door
So let me, let me stay a little longer
Resting my bones by your side
Is there anything I can do not to make you feel
Trapped in your own room

I know I know I know
That you set some rules
And I’ve been acting like a fool
I know I know I know
This is for your own good
But I lied when I said I’d understood
So let me, let me stay a little longer
Resting my bones by your side
Is there anything I can do not to make you feel
Trapped in your own room
Track Name: In a Coma
Take off
You’re not welcome here anymore
Take off
You’re no longer part of the core
You might be shocked when you hear what I say
Everyone here feels exactly the same
Take off
And find your self a new home
Take off
Among us you’re more than alone

We have nothing in common with you

Things have changed while you were in a coma
From now on we have nothing in common
Time will pass and you’ll forget your anger
And at last you’ll find a place to linger

Then they brought me out
And lock the gate
I knew I would never be
Back again
I went straight ahead
Along a line of stones
I walked my way, never rested my bones
Track Name: Human Tree
I left the city for a forest in my home land
Walked my way by the trees and ponds until I found the perfect spot
With a shovel I carried I dug a hole in the dark soil

Burried my legs
Swallowed a seed
Watched my fingers turn to leaves

Oh I've grown weary of the movement around me
From now on I stand upright until the wind blows me down

My feet have grown longer in search for water underground
My arms are stiff now I hold them up to the sky

Time keeps slowing down
At last my mind is growing sound

Oh I've grown weary of the movement around me
From now on I stand upright until the wind blows me down
Track Name: Unbreakable
Salty water, washes the sand away
Burns my eyes and
Fills my veins
Turn mineral again

Pushing me back, pushing me back
To the peaceful shore

Seaguls fly down to the land
Lose their feathers on the ground
Turn to reptiles again

Gathering around, gathering around
You and me on the sand

There's nothnig above
But a roof made of stone
Unbreakable

Lakes and ponds and muddy puddles
Rivers get lost in that muddle
Found their way undeground
Digging in limestone, digging in limestone
Digging it down

There's nothnig above
But a roof made of stone
Unbreakable

Plant a forest in a flowerpot
Spare it for the day you'll
Need a veil of shade on your spot

Cooling it down, cooling it down

There's nothnig above
But a roof made of stone
Unbreakable
Track Name: The Torrent
Time whiled away and we woke up alone
In the dry riverbed surrounded by stones
With our lungs filled with dust and dried meat on our bones
Staring at the sun

Crawling on the ground like a caterpillar
That keeps its drying skin like rags on a leper
Wrigling on the ground like a fangless viper
Chewing on the sand


Someday the rain will gather in a torrent stream
And we will float away and reach your village greens


Time whiled away and we woke up together
And you saw through your windows all of us on the meadows
It felt so good to smell the scent of the flowers

But one day you came out and you cut all the roses
And took it your houses
To put it in some vases
And watch them lose their petals

Someday the river will be drunk down by the sand
And we will get petrified by the burning sun
Track Name: Porcelina Tiger
I am sick
I am a sick old bastard
The doctor told me it was over
And the judge banned me to leave this town
Before I was done with my trial

I took a last glass of Jägermeister
And winked when I passed
By my porcelina tiger
I was once offered by my mother
Before she ran off with her lover

I took the bus
The bus to the city zoo
A one way ticket yes
I am almost sure that it will do
By the alleys for the whole afternoon
I even smiled at the baboons

I reached the part
I reached the part of the zoo
Where they keep
Lions and tigers too
And I climbed over the fences
Let myself down into the cage