Love Is A Tree With Lions As Leaves

by Half Hour Handshake

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released January 23, 2012

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Kevin Thellmann
Marc Schoemann
Nicolas Jassmann

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Track Name: Being One With A Mountain
Calm down
Stand tall
I see the leaves
I see the tree
I see the forest

And I stand under a star-filled heaven
And I can see every single one of them
I see the spider behind my back
I see its thread
And I'm as calm as a man can be
Because I can see
Track Name: Wooden Anteater
How and how exactly did the world look like
Some 12000 years ago
And how, how exactly were the people like
Nobody can tell, we only found their bones
So will there ever be anybody who is able to describe
On how many dead bones we're really living on

There was a tale about a giant flood around this time
Every culture waiting for gods to return
But nobody will ever be able to describe
On how many dead gods we're really living on

People in ancient times, how did they feel like?
If I sang wouldn't they understand?
They may have never thought there was a single god
But maybe there have been a lot of them

And it seems that every evidence points to the sky
There's pyramids all over the world
And despite we're so evolved we merely took a glimpse inside
Frozen scientists, what's taking them so long?

But what if gods were really people cause the people did mistake them for gods?

People in ancient times, how did they feel like?
If I sang wouldn't they understand?
They may have never thought there was a single god
But maybe there have been a lot of them

And other people these times, how did they feel like?
If I sang wouldn't they understand?
Does nobody doubt or even think about
How things can easily get out of hand
Track Name: Little Tree Frog
And as I close my eyes
I'm entering a state of mind
Kaleidoscope of light
And my dream will come alive
And a voice said: 'I came all the way from the graveyard
You people built your house upon!
I'm here to take your bride!'

Then the ghost grabbed your hand and I stand helpless
In the face of your crying eyes

But I wake up soaked in sweat
With my hand groping for your body
I'm relieved I hear you breathing
Cause you're still there lying by my side

And as you close your eyes
Wincing feet show me the time
You drift to the other side
Into your subconscious mind
And you find me with another girl
Her hands deep in my curls
And she said: 'Now he's mine!'

Then the girl grabbed my hand and you stand helpless
In the face of her smiling eyes

But you wake up soaked in sweat
With your hand groping for my body
You're relieved you feel my knee
Cause I'm still there lying by your side
Track Name: Helical
Where did I go wrong?
Not even sure
I did go wrong after all
Cause where would I be now?
If I went the wrong way
Some things just wouldn't be the same
Nobody could ever tell
And though I'm really sorry
Never meant to hurt anybody
No, I would not be with you now
If I had only done
The most righteous things

My skin is soft from your warmth but my lips are getting sore
From kissing, hugging, snuggling, lying down
So it doesn't really matter how all things may could have turned out
When you're with me i could not ask for more

I would do all I can
Not a thing I wouldn't do
To stay with you
Track Name: Tongue Of Ocean
My legs once used to carry
My weight down the road
My eyes once used to show me
The earth under my toes
They seem like they're getting weaker
With every move I make

And I cannot remember
A single day from my youth
They seem like they're getting darker
With every break of day

No, please don't
No, you can't let them watch me die
Track Name: Veils Of Fulfillment
If I could only understand the words you say
If I could only understand a single word you say

'I'm making horrible mistakes,
I'm always thinking about mistakes
I'm thinking how sweet it would be
If I could see him, see him daily,
I only want to be with him,
wherever he may take me tonight.'

Please calm down and leave these things behind
You don't have to feel sorry
For things you thought that you've done wrong
Don't be sad cause now is not the time
To have your mind set on becoming
The beauty that i think you already are

'Still making horrible mistakes,
I'm always thinking about mistakes
I'm thinking how sweet it would be
If I could see him, see him daily,
I only want to be with him,
wherever he may take me tonight.'
Heads up and try to have some faith
Your faults don't mean a thing to me
Not long now, it's almost friday
And when I see you and when you kiss me
There's nothing wrong with tears of joy
But tears of sadness I will wipe away'
Track Name: Marsupial Hugs
My life could be empty
If it weren't for you and me
So I made some sounds
And I made them for you
And I do miss you when you're not around
And I can feel it when you're feeling down
In the distance

And everything I see
Is blurred and unfocused
All I can hear is white noise distorted
Until you come around
Knocking on the window
Of my kitchen

And if we're just made out of dust
Dust that once was giant stars
How can these details that I think about even matter?
And I see the clouds drifting away
All the hours flow so fast
And the rivers flow like days
The ocean buried centuries
Of people love and die

And if we're just made out of dust
Dust that once was giant stars
How can these details that I think about even matter?
Clouds hide the endlessness of space
So what difference does it make
If I'm a hundred miles away
Or in another galaxy
Or if I love or die

And because we're just made out of dust
Arranged in all these unique ways
And these details that I think about are all that matters in my life
Which isn't empty
Cause there's you and there's me
So I made some sounds
And I made them for you
And I do miss you when you're not around
I can feel it when you're feeling down
In the distance

And everything I see
Is blurred and unfocused
All I can hear is white noise distorted
Until you come around
Knocking on the window
Of my kitchen
Track Name: Gingerbread Men
Looking back on times when we're unseperable as kids
You were kind of shy and I was chubby
The fun we had was one of the greatest times of my life
And I'm so sorry I just threw that away

All I want to do is meet you
I'll try to make it up to you
All I want to do is talk to you
How can I make it up to you?
But what I did allows no excuse

I hope you won't give up on me
Oh, please don't give me up

But looking back does not change things and hopefully the past
Will help me to restore our friendship again

All I want to do is meet you
I'll try to make it up to you
All I want to do is talk to you
How can I make it up to you?
But what I did allows no excuse

I hope you won't give up on me
Oh, please don't give me up

If I could just spit my heart out from my throat
And finally look you straight in the eye and ask:
'How was your day at school?
How are the toes on your feet?
How was your day at work?
How do you do, how do you feel?'
Track Name: Dandelion
Haven't seen you in a long time
Maybe it's because you don't want to see me
Losing a friend
Wasted every chance to make it right again
Maybe someday
If grass wants to grow over
My missdoing
And the luck of a four-leaved clover
We'll be friends again

I've been waiting on you for a long time
Maybe you've been also waiting on me
But I'm a dissapointment
Cause I was too scared to make it right again
Maybe someday
If grass wants to grow over
My missdoing
And the luck of a four-leaved clover
We'll be friends again
Track Name: Pinky Toe
Let's just do it this time
Let's just go for a walk
Feels like waiting in line
To be walked like a dog
Fed like a dog, no
Treated like a dog, no
And I can imagine singing this song around a campfire

Open your eyes
Rise and shine
You haven't brushed your teeth
And I haven't brushed mine
And though I'm still sleepy
I'll take a shower while
You're still wrapped in your blanket
Hiding from the sunlight

Fed like a dog, not anymore
More beautiful than I thought, pinky toe
And I had a dream about saving horses from the forest fire

And for the sake of seeing your smile
I prepared all the things you like
And sprinkled little grapes over your fruitplate
We'll dig into the applepies
Drink coffee in the morning light
With toast and butter and honey and strawberry marmelade
Home

It happens everytime
And I don't know why
The blanket got out of the cover
And the sheets are stained white
And by the time we put clothes on
The sun is already high
So we have to get going
If we want to make it in time

Fed like a dog, not anymore
More beautiful than I thought, pinky toe
And I had a dream about saving horses from the forest fire

And for the sake of seeing your smile
I prepared all the things you like
And sprinkled little grapes over your fruitplate
We'll dig into the applepies
Drink coffee in the morning light
With toast and butter and honey and strawberry marmelade
Home

But don't fall for every joke cause I'm a real good liar
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