Musical Accompaniment for the End of the World (Songs for Two Pianos, Tactful Synths and Voice)

by Silence

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Are you tired of facing natural disasters, terrorist acts, nuclear meltdowns and stock market crashes blissfully unprepared? If so, purchase Silence's new album, Musical Accompaniment for the End of the World (Songs for Two Pianos, Tactful Synths and Voice). This assorted collection of soothing and delightfully diverting songs is guaranteed to prevent upcoming disasters from ruining your day. Everything looks better with music; why should the end of the world be an exception? Don't hesitate, order now – tomorrow might be too late.

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released April 14, 2012

Written and produced by Silence.
Piano 1 performed by Igor Vićentić.
Piano 2 performed by Sašo Vollmaier.
Pianos recorded and produced by Davor Rocco.
Mastering: Tom Meyer, Master & Servant, Hamburg.

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Track Name: Hunger
When we kiss
we tend to bite
We kiss,
devoured by
our appetite

But kisses and dreams
and all the works of art
They just cannot feed
the human heart

Darling, this hunger
cannot be appeased
Every time our lips meet
on hunger we feast
Darling, this famine
It is who we are
A man deprived of hunger
is destined to starve

Hunger's why
a kiss is sweet
It's why the slightest touch
becomes a treat
Track Name: Sing
He gets high
on self control
To conceal
an addict's soul

Sing, you fool
Howl at the moon
Relieve your heart
beating out of tune
Sing, you fool
Try your best to find your voice,
to ransom your head
A hostage of noise

He speaks
to drown
the sound
of his voice
He's chosen
not to choose
Unless he has no choice

Sing, you fool
Howl at the moon
Relieve your heart
beating out of tune
Sing, you fool
Only when you find your voice
will you reclaim your head
infested with noise
Track Name: Silkskin
I sat down
by your side
and stayed there
all through the night
I watched you sleep
Watched you breathe
Watched the pale moon
arrive and leave

White and pure
as mother's milk
Your skin was soft
and smooth
just like silk

No matter how hard I try
I'm unable to describe
the landscapes that I've seen
while exploring the land
of silken skin
Track Name: Pioneers of Nothing
Little baby,
we're intrepid pioneers
Chiselled and toughened
by our ceaseless quest
for Nothing
Can't you see, girl?
We are fearless mountaineers
Climbing by bluffing
and reaching peaks of Nothing

Baby,
we're simply dreamers
of a different kind
Claiming
that Nothing can be signed,
sold and even left behind

Here we are now,
conquering the last frontier
Huffing and puffing
toward the very heart
of Nothing
Sweetest baby,
there's no room for mutineers
For those rebuffing
the brilliance of Nothing
Track Name: Naïf
I know that look
I know that smile
Those honied words
Shaped to lull
and beguile
Although they're not
to be believed
Experience teaches me
to be naïve

Kiss me, go ahead
I'll ignore the cost
Reason's
good when used,
best when lost
I will
play along
I've everything to gain -
You might prove I'm wrong

So be my guest
Tighten the noose
Who wants to win
a game you cannot lose?
Although I believe
in disbelief
Experience teaches me
to be naïve
Track Name: Sturmschlager
I know you think it's frightening
to be struck by lightning
but what am I to do?
I just love to be hit by you

I know it can be frightful
But the feeling is delightful
I'm a lightning rod by choice
every time I hear your voice

Your touch sends shivers
running down my spine
Electricity of the finest kind
Your kiss makes lightnings
fire off in my head
I'm smouldering with love
I'm terribly glad
Oh so glad
Very glad

Although they're sometimes frightening
I'm crazy about lightnings
Mighty and from up above
Come to think of it - much like love

I watch the clouds gather
I love this stormy weather
Little darling, I'm feeling blessed
I just hope the forecast lasts
Track Name: Electricity
Let us dance among the stars
Let us carve our names on Mars
Seeing that we hold the key -
We are electricity

We are more than meets the eye
So much more than meets the eye

The head is closest to the sky
The mind - the cheapest way to fly
Dreams, thoughts, ideas - can't you see?
We are electricity
Track Name: Wish Me Well, Wish Me Hell
Isn't it strange, Love?
Isn't it charmingly deranged?
I am human, I should crave
for things I don't deserve
but I'm afraid of your love

I just need a touch of pain
Just a shot of self-disdain
to withstand your love

Wish me well, love
Wish me what's best for me - wish me hell
For as long as I'm a failure
I can handle success
I can stand feeling blessed
Track Name: Heart of Darkness
It's a lie, the grin you wear
You think your face is standing trial
But I can face the truth, I'm not the world
Please don't smile

I am in love with your sadness
with the grace of your despair
You stand tall above the rest
Lifted by the cross you bear
My little heart of darkness
You shine brightly when you wane
Wear no jewelry but your tears
Nothing can outshine your pain

People's pity can be vile
Blunt and cruel as a child
I won't degrade you with compassion
Please don't smile

You wear a face to save your face
Cloak your features with denial
But I can face the face you hide
Please don't smile
Track Name: Death is New York
Life is compromise
Even in death -
the rule applies
Her tricky bliss,
unfeeling kiss;
Death is New York

That's why we say "that's life"
when someone dies
and dream of hells
like paradise
To have it all
and not recall;
Death is New York

Smiles like alibis
We fight the dark
armed with white lies
and face the facts
with our backs;
Death is New York

Faith is the ability
to grasp at straws
To think of death
as Santa Claus
We stand in awe
despite her flaws;
Death is New York
Track Name: Electricity - Early Version (Bonus Track)
Let us dance among the stars
Let us carve our names on Mars
Seeing that we hold the key -
We are electricity

We are more than meets the eye
So much more than meets the eye

The head is closest to the sky
The mind - the cheapest way to fly
Dreams, thoughts, ideas - can't you see?
We are electricity

Baby, who needs eyes to see?
We are electricity
Track Name: Children of the White Flag (Bonus Track)
We are as one
I mean alone
We burn with love
that's cold as stone
Wearing silk
over skin and bones
Living all lives
Except our own

Yeah, yeah

The world's on fire
We're cold as ice
At war with hope
At peace with lies
Blinded by our very eyes
Slaves of need
Kings of vice

We demand to be heard
If only we had something to say
We've never been right
but we're doing it our way
We've got it all, though it is on loan
A heaven to sell and hell to pay
We forgot the past, misplaced the future
There's nothing beyond today