Tired of the Moon

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FIEBO: guitar, vocals, piano
MICHEL: drums, vocals, percussion
VINCENT: bass, vocals
NICO: guitar, vocals, keyboards

guests:
BARBARA: vocals on Drive
JUDITH: vocals on Schmetterling

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released September 15, 2004

All words & music by F.E. Scholtens, except Nostalgia, music by F.E. Scholtens, M. Weber, V.M. van Vondel, N.S. Langeland

Recorded at Studio SAS, Fiebo's Loft and the benjamin B. rehearsal room,
Mixed and produced by Fiebo Scholtens and benjamin B.
Engineered by J.Posthuma
Artwork: M. Weber
Design: d!O

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Track Name: Nostalgia
NOSTALGIA

Come on and spend some of your precious time with me!

Keep the answer
On the safe side
Don’t insult me
With a smile,
I’m barely hangin’on!

And all around the roundabout

It tears me up Nostalgia
Track Name: Only Skin
ONLY SKIN

I have no control, I just follow the noise
Easily overcome, like I don’t have a choice

Be alarmed now, and behold
When she’s startin’ to unfold

I can hardly speak, I can hardly unwind
Always lingers on in the back of my mind

Be alarmed now, and behold
When she’s startin’ to unfold

Just like Marilyn or Cleopatra
And it’s only skin I know
But then the sound of her voice

I’ve tried everything to keep her
Out of my head
But I react to her strings like a
Marionette

Just like Marilyn or Cleopatra
And it’s only skin I know
But then the sound of her voice

Words & music: F.E. Scholtens 2003
Track Name: Charleston Accidental
CHARLESTON ACCIDENTAL

You’re my crimescene baby,
policeline do not cross,
and I could be a trespasser locked up forever lost.

You’re a hazard baby,
and I do volunteer,
to enter you’re tornado-eye
or sweep your minefield dear.

Please be my disaster-area
I could be your accidental love

Little earthquake maybe
Midwinter avalange
Flood, I’ll take my chances,
High-speed-train on a collision course!

I’m fed up with all these smooth encounters
I need a catastrophe!

I’ve really had it now exceed my boundaries
Let your blizzard carry me…..away!

Words & music: F.E. Scholtens 2000
Track Name: Numb
NUMB

Scratching the surface
Lubricant laxity (everyone here is invited)
I’ve got enough space
Cranium vacancy (to join the core, the uninspired …in a way)
In other words – in away
Feels like being numb

Disposable loopholes
Make up for selfish goals (everyone here is invited)
Who needs to know the
Height of a mountaintop anyway (to join the core, the uninspired….queer to say)
It’s a bit – queer to say
Feels like being numb

Mentally orphaned
Cutoff from senses a STOWAWAY
Laughing’s for sitcoms
Crying’s erased from my RESUME
In a peculiar way
Feel like being numb

Words & music: F.E. Scholtens
Track Name: Evergreen
EVERGREEN

A sweet infatuation E D G
Example of supreme
Impeccable creation
Enchanting evergreen

Somebody like, somebody like you B E D E D

A lucent invitation E D G
To lift my self-esteem
A so called inspiration
And everybody’s dream

Somebody like, somebody like you B E D E D

Could you be all I’ve wished for E D G
And all I’ve never seen
Could you be all I’ve hoped for
And all things in between

(for) Somebody like, somebody like, me…

Words & music: F.E. Scholtens
Track Name: Schmetterling
SCHMETTERLING

On your knees a bow, a soft amen
Tie the gloves a perfect fit
Slowly step into the ring again
And take another hit

How your moves astound me
When you float around me
From Muhammad to Ali

Light the candles carefully submit
Your errors in a row
Let your soil embrace the seed I spit
Still I wonder if they’ll grow

How your moves astound me
When you float around me
From Muhammad to Ali

What good are dreams
Once they become true
What good are dreams
How vain they often seem
Once they become true

Keep your eye upon the dotted line
Count the blessings come up short
Separated sparks become entwined
Final act the last resort

How your moves astound me
The way you float around me
From Muhammad to Ali

What good are dreams
Once they become true
What good are dreams
How vain they often seem
Once they become true

Music & words: F.E. Scholtens 2003
Track Name: Scales
SCALES

Standing in the doorway G C
With your hands stuck to your side
Your body may ignore me
But your heart says it’s alright

What if you do, what if you don’t F G
What if I said, that I know you, and you won’t F E D

A pocket full excuses G C
On a scale to weigh your mind
Your eyes try to avoid me
While already I’m inside

Make up your mind, make up your mind Em A7
For once this time Em A7

First a left, then a right G F C D
After don’t comes a might
Before high it’s a low
And it’s starting to show
Maybe call maybe wright
One fine day overnight
Say goodbye then hello
When it’s time you should go

Words & music: F.E. Scholtens
Track Name: -3-
*3*

I didn’t understand you
I couldn’t hear you talking
What if you felt the same way
Too

Back again when I was you
At the same time you were me
Way back then when we were three

Do you realize
We’re stuck in a moment
A vacant surprise
With nothing to show for now

I didn’t understand it
Didn’t know what I was doing
Leave you empty-handed
Too

Back again when I was you
At the same time you were me
Way back then when we were three

Music & words: F.E. Scholtens 2003
Track Name: Saturday's Gone
SATURDAY’S GONE

What am I to say A
Feeling mixed up and astray Amaj7
Sometimes cruel and mostley so unkind D A
Never missed a day
Always there in everyway
Tell me, what did I expect to find?

And I thought: D
It’s bigger than we all E
So please accept my call

Saturday’s gone A Gis G Fis
Step out to get into my B E
My favourite scene F E
Find out why

Everything you’ve heard
Was in fact a bit absurd
It was rarely based on true intentions
Unless all you learned
Spending more than you have earned
And did you really tell the truth?

And I think:
It’s bigger than we are
And easier by far

Saturday’s gone
Step out to get into my
My flawless scene
You’re in my dream C D A E, C D A

Words & music: F.E. Scholtens
Track Name: The Escape Artist
THE ESCAPE ARTIST

I once saw Houdini
Late at night , Discovery
When they tried to tie him down
He escaped and then was free

Well I copy this behaviour
Everyway I can
If you come to close to me
I’ll be halfway to Japan

I run away

I keep doing this
Although I’m tryin’ every cure
Threw my carkeys in a dustbin
Nailed my shoes down to the floor

But that won’t keep me here
A walk on bare feet will do fine
Within’ a split I’ll disappear
Leaving all of you behind

I run away

Well I just kept on going
Now I’m looking back and see
That there’s no-one left to leave
So I’ll run away from me

Goodbye to everyone
And goodbye to myself
The story goes
I’ll never be the wiser

I run away

Music & words: F. E. Scholtens
Track Name: Things
THINGS

I forgot our anniversary
And almost your birthday too
I’m always last to notice
That your shoes and haircut both are new

You buy me things
You buy me things

I fail to make a simple phone-call
To inquire about your day
And when I do, on rare occasions
I don’t have a lot to say

You buy me things
You buy me things

So one can say I’m not attentive
And tangled up inside my mind
Easily I take for granted
For I am not the giving kind

That buys you things

Every now and then
I write some words to show you I do care
I hope they’re not too late
And after hearing you will still be there

To buy me things

Words & music: F.E. Scholtens 2003
Track Name: Itchy
ITCHY

You see right through me
So I look the other way
My eyes will show you
More than my mouth dares to say

On my knees, she keeps me waitin’
On my knees, I pray

Even a broken clock is right
Two times a day
If that won’t pardon me
There’s nothing to convey

On my knees, she keeps me waitin’
On my knees, I pray

Unlike dear Oprah or the Pope
You’ re always right
This nitty-gritty stuff will keep us up all night
It’s no big issue you just want me to abide by
Mutual agreement we decide
You ‘re always right
Always, ….at least this time

Words & music: F.E. Scholtens
Track Name: Suit
SUIT

This day suits you well E
Honest, I can tell
That this one fits in fine
With your favourites of all time

If this is where you’re coming from E - A
And these are all that you’ve become E - A
You’re everywhere E
But no-one’s there to find A – E – A6 – C6

La la la E

If this is where you’re coming from
And these are all that you’ve become
You’re everywhere
But no-one’s there to find, and
If this is where you’re going to
And no-one to keep up with you
Well I suggest you leave ‘m all behind

I’ve been hanging on for ages A6 – C6 - E
Hoping for this day to come A6 – C6

This day suits you well E
A fine one to excel

Words & music: F.E.Scholtens 2003
Track Name: Drive
DRIVE

Your eyes are blue
Green traffic light
Can I undo what I
Did tonight

Your lips are red when they
Move to invite
Full stop ahead
Red traffic light

Your ears are pink G#7
‘Though not quite E
Sometimes I think that I… C#min7
A yellow light Emaj7

Should be more honest about
And more upright
‘Bout how I feel and I…
More yellow light

I’m ready to come home G#7 E

Some thoughts in blue
No traffic light
How we outgrew what we
Felt was alright

So here I’m driving slow
A red light
Though a bit yellow with
The end in sight

But I’m ready to come home

All I need is a green light
Then I’m on my way back home
I’m on my way back home

Words & music: F.E. Scholtens 2003