Workings of the Haunted Mind

by Maple Tree Circus

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released November 23, 2016

Artwork by Marina Lutz
www.marina-lutz.ch

All songs written by Sebastian Schwarz

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Track Name: Into the Water
Seven long years you had locked me in
Told the truth with a frown - Lied with a grin
I never saw a shadow in your well lit house
Now you let the door open - You let it all in

I go down along the river, down to the sea
I‘ll go looking for the things that you‘ve been hiding from me
I go into the water, don‘t you follow me
I go down to the bottom of that raging sea

I never heard stories from the other side
I couldn‘t make you tell - Even though I tried
Now I‘m gone but I won‘t run and I won‘t hide
You‘ll find me in the chaos - Looking for a guide

I go down along the river, down to the sea
I‘ll go looking for the things that you‘ve been hiding from me
I go into the water, don‘t you follow me
I go down to the bottom of that raging sea

You‘ll find me in the chaos - Looking for a guide
I‘m gone but I won‘t run and I won‘t hide

I go down along the river, down to the sea
I‘ll go looking for the things that you‘ve been hiding from me
I go into the water, don‘t you follow me
I go down to the bottom of that raging sea
Track Name: Lights
Sometimes I want to see the harbour
Sometimes I want to see the docks
Because I will never be there
If you know the melody of the oceans
Then sing me every single note of it
Because I will never hear its sound

But none of this will bother me
You can make me blind but still I‘ll see
Because nobody can steal the sun
So let me try to go my way
And you can get me when I‘m done

Sometimes I dream of my own children
Sometimes I forget what I have dreamed
Because I will never see them
If you know the top of every mountain
Then tell me about it every single night
Because I will never get there

But none of this will bother me
You can make me blind but still I‘ll see
Because nobody can steal the sun
So let me try to go my way
And you can get me when I‘m done

And let me try to seize the day
And you can get me when I‘m done
Track Name: Son of Melville
I hoped I could stay and all I have to do is wait
But the years have gone by and I‘m afraid it‘s too late
Let me go or I‘ll be breaking free
Let me find whatever‘s not finding me

They showed me their tricks but I saw it was all fake
They showed me their gifts but there was nothing I could take
Let me go or I‘ll be breaking free
Let me find whatever‘s not finding me

They taught me to fight and they taught me to bleed
But I still haven‘t learned to ignore what I need
Let me go or I‘ll be breaking free
Let me find whatever‘s not finding me

I hoped I could stay and all I have to do is wait
But the years have gone by and I‘m afraid it‘s too late
Let me go or I‘ll be breaking free
Let me find whatever‘s not finding me
Track Name: Out of Sight
No one will believe me
They will think I‘m mad
No one‘s gonna understand this thought I had
They‘ll rip me into pieces
And spit me in the face
And tell me: Young man, your behaviour is out of place

So don‘t tell anybody - Don‘t tell anyone
If word got out then I would have to run
Because lines which are crooked and windows with a crack
Are bound to exist far off the beaten track

I‘m bound to find a place
Where I can spend my days
Out of sight
Where I can celebrate
That I can be myself at last

I don’t have a choice
So I’ll try the best I can
To hide away my secret little plan
I won’t make it public
I’ll pretend that all is fine
So they won’t know about this dirty little secret of mine

So don‘t tell anybody - Don‘t tell anyone
If word got out then I would have to run
Because lines which are crooked and windows with a crack
Are bound to exist far off the beaten track

I‘m bound to find a place
Where I can spend my days
Out of sight
Where I can celebrate
That I can be myself at last
Track Name: Walking Backwards
I used to wish that I had never left
The usual road when I tried something new
It could have been a completely different tale
It could have been the wiser thing to do

But all possibilities and all those different ways
Do I really want to know what could have been?
I say no, no, no my friend
Those sorry days are over for good

Because the way I saw things
I could have never found what I was looking for
So I let it go now
I won‘t go back down that road anymore

I used to hope that I could return again
To all the people and places I left behind
I used to try and I wasted hours of time
Now I know that walking backwards can make you blind

Because all possibilities and all those different ways
Do I really want to know what could have been?
I say no, no, no my friend
Those sorry days are over for good

Because the way I saw things
I could have never found what I was looking for
So I let it go now
I won‘t go back down that road anymore
Track Name: All White
In the cold of the day - In the light from all around
In the cold of the day - In the bright winter sun
Every minute of it will belong to me
It’s all mine

Oh my silent friend - He will lead me out of this
Oh my silent friend doesn’t need to hear me speak
He will let me rest - He will let me sleep
To keep you out

In the cold of the day - In the light from all around
In the cold of the day - In the bright winter sun
Every minute of it will belong to me
It’s all mine

All the early morning hours
All the pieces of broken glass
All the eyes of mystery
They’re all mine
They’re all mine
They’re all mine
Track Name: Dublin City
She sang a song about a river
Just to ease my worried mind
She wore her most gorgeous dress that evening
To say goodbye and leave her past behind
She looked at me with a smile so pretty
Then she turned and the train doors closed
When she left for Dublin City
I knew of all I‘d ever seen
It was her I loved the most

After a fortnight full of sorrow
I packed my trunk one stormy night
But I fell ill the next morning
,Lord help him!‘ exclaimed the doctor with fright
Oh if his god had shown more pity
And I hadn‘t been stuck in my old bed
I‘d have followed her to Dublin City
Where I would have lain
Right next to her instead

It was one bright day in November
When I heard the dreadful news
They found her drowned in the Liffey
I cried and thought that I was bound to lose
But then I ended my self pity
I recovered, I guess that death had drawn a blank
Now whenever I am in Dublin City
You find me in my best suit
On the dirty river bank
Track Name: Clean
Our lady is quite famous
Our lady likes it clean
You never see any garbage In the country of our queen
You‘ve got to obey the lady in the iron gown
You‘ve got to play by the rules of her harbour or your ship will go down

Our lady gives you future
Education, food and health
You can become whatever you want
As long as she‘s gaining wealth
You‘ve got to obey the lady in the iron gown
You‘ve got to play by the rules of her harbour or your ship will go down

Our lady‘s got the world‘s best army
Bluffing is her trick
She forces you to love it
Until it makes you sick
You‘ve got to obey the lady in the iron gown
You‘ve got to play by the rules of her harbour or your ship will go down

Don‘t tell me anymore
Don‘t tell me anymore
What I ought to do
I will proudly stand on the deck If my ship goes down

I‘m tired of waiting
I‘m tired of sitting around
Oh I will proudly stand on the deck If my ship goes down
Track Name: Scheveningen
All the things that I‘ve seen
All the things that were a part of me
They‘ll become daydreams and memories
But I hope they will last
Because I know for sure what will happen to the place I am leaving
It soon will become a thing of the past

I don‘t remember my name
I don‘t remember who I used to be
I never thought that it all
Would happen so fast
One step through that door and everything I used to know was different
It all has become a thing of the past

Let the mourners go home
And open the blinds for me
Don‘t muffle the drums
Let them sound at full blast
I wanna drown out the noise that keeps telling me the same old story Because it all has become a thing of the past

Now when I‘m going to the city
At the east coast of the Netherlands
Where at the seaside I once
Had found solace at last
No more I will see its beauty the way I remember
Because it all has become a thing of the past
Track Name: Dancers
All around me
I see things I haven‘t heard of
All I could wish for
Is to show those things to you

But you‘re not there
You‘re not around
And I know you can‘t be found
Since you‘re gone
Time‘s too slow
And I don‘t know how to let you go

Nobody told me
How things will be without you
I thought I wouldn‘t notice
I thought I wouldn‘t mind

But now you‘re not there
You‘re not around
And I know you can‘t be found
Since you‘re gone
Time‘s too slow
And I don‘t know how to let you go

Now you‘re gone
I miss you so
But I will try to let you go

Now you‘re gone
I miss you so
But I will try to let you go