To Console the Inconsolable

by About Poetry

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released September 15, 2013

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I am a singer-songwriter. About Poetry is my life in poems. It is my way to express my feelings and emotions. At first, I play with the words, then I play with the music and then I put it all together in a video. Life becomes art and art becomes life. I am free. ... more

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Track Name: Empty Bench
I get excited just a little too often
Way too easily I fall apart
I'll change my mind before you count to ten
And it's so easy to break my heart

I cannot sleep at night, 'cause I've got so much to do
In the morning I don't care, I can sleep 'til noon
I remember every single thing that you said
But what I had to do, won't stay in my head

Oh, it's such an overwhelming life
Only when I play my piano, everything is so right
And I don't understand you people, the rest
So when I sit down, it's an empty bench

I have a million thoughts in my head
But if I meet you, I don't know what to say
I have a totally unique sense of style
But what to wear, I'll never find

There are so many things that I don't know
I don't care to watch the news
In fact, I forgot that I had a TV in my room

Oh, it's such an overwhelming life
Only when I play my piano, everything is so right
And I don't understand you people, the rest
So when I sit down, it's an empty bench
Track Name: Listen
Everybody's taking pictures, but who will watch them?
Everybody's making music, but who will listen?
Everybody's writing books, but who will read them through?
And why they should?

Everybody is talking, but who is listening?
Everybody is performing, but who is watching?
Everybody is leading, but who will follow?
And everybody is tweeting, but who will follow?
And everybody is blogging, but who will read them through?
And why they should?

Everybody is so beautiful, but who should admire you?
Everybody is so important, but in whose opinion?
Everybody is bragging that what they're having
Are the best things in the world
'Cause they spent the money that they earned

Where do, where do you get your confidence
And where the hell is mine?

I'm making music, but who will listen?
Track Name: Necessity
I'm sorry, don't want to make you feel down
But that pain inside me – I've got to throw it out
That's why I formed it into a song
It's the only way for me to move on

'Cause then it's just a song and you can't feel my pain
You might even think that I wrote it 'cause I'm vain
Yeah, I should let you think that I can sing and play
Whatever you say, there is no other way for me

I'm sorry, I don't want to let you down
I guess everyone sometimes feels down and out
But then there's a hole in me where used to be pain
I'll try to fill it with love and start again

'Cause now it's just a song and I can't feel my pain
You might even think that I wrote it 'cause I'm vain
Yeah, I should let you think that I can sing and play
Whatever you say, there is no other way...

Whatever you say, there is no other way
There is no other way for me
Track Name: Subtle
Sometimes I wonder if these things I feel are real
Or I just want to believe that I feel what you feel
Is there a difference between seeing and imagining
Between what is real and the reality that's when I'm asleep

I don't believe in technology
I don't believe in psychology
I don't believe in the economy
I don't believe in science or money
And you might find it kinda funny
But here's what I believe in
It's everything
My mother tells me

I used to think that life was great
'Cause that's what my mother said
But then I grew up and saw it myself
And I was like: What the hell?

I don't believe in technology
I don't believe in psychology
I don't believe in the economy
I don't believe in science or money
And you might find it kinda funny
But here's what I believe in
It's everything
My mother tells me
Track Name: Indecision
I was so sure, I was the one
Who always knew what's best for me
But then you just came and changed
Everything that I had believed in
And when you're away, I make decisions
How to act and how to feel
But then you come again
And revoke it all with just one word you say

My heart says one
My mind says else
You should come and end this by yourself

'Cause I don't know what to do...

I already tend to think
That maybe it's just stuck in people's thoughts
At the same time
I would never wanna hurt anyone
Still, why couldn't I just enjoy it
And let my soul float in love
But will you be there for me, too
When I have to give answers for it all

My heart says one
My mind says else
You should come and end this by yourself
Track Name: Happy Hallelujah
Snow is falling
But you're not calling
To me
I know you can't
But I can't stand
Being so lonely
Clock is ticking
I am picking
On me
Days are changing
I forgot to sleep
And they all say that I should be happy
Hallelujah!

Silence is so loud
I need some earplugs for my brain
I'm getting so skinny
Oh yeah, I didn't eat today
And since I'm home alone
And no-one called on the phone
Tonight
Then how do you even know
That I'm alive
And then they say that I should be happy
Hallelujah!

„Give me a Leonard Cohen afterworld
So I can sigh etarnally“ (K. Cobain)
Don't worry they don't mind
We're all good friends
Kurt and Cohen and me
It's not the end
It's only beginning
Track Name: The Sound of Safe and Sound
What's the sound of safe and sound?
Is it quiet, is it loud?
Does it move up or down?

Do you think I have a choice
Over my voice
To make it sound more than a noise?

I wish I had a shelter
Which I could enter
Whenever I'm feeling down...
What's the sound of safe and sound?

I so-so, very-very
Need a sanctuary
So that every breath I take
Would make me feel safe

Oh, when will I find
My peace of mind?
Who will sing to me a lullaby?

I wish that I could escape
Into this soundscape

You are my lullaby
In you lies my peace of mind
Track Name: What a Pity That the City
All the cities get bigger every year
More the asphalt and less the earth
More noise but less to hear
More crimes and more to fear

What a pity that the city doesn't end where it should
What a pity that the city doesn't end where it could

Children partying, drinking beer
Designer clothes you must wear
Gotta smoke pot to be in the gang
Your phone's been stolen twice in a tram

What a pity that the city doesn't end where it should
What a pity that the city doesn't end where it could

I don't live in the city, but I have a life
Less the people, less the strife
I don't live in the city, but I've got friends
I don't live in the city, it's not the end

What a pity that the city doesn't end where it should
What a pity that the city doesn't end where it could

O, New York
M, Milan
G, Beijing

O, Berlin
M, Moscow
G, Tallinn

Come on, London!
Track Name: Wiseacre
If I'd say what I really mean
You wouldn't understand
You would think that I'm being mean
That I'm being a wiseacre
So I just adjust myself
To your vibe
So that I would say the words
That are suitable for your mind

And I just play-play-play
And I act-act-act
And I say-say-say
What you expect

26 years and I still haven't found
Anyone like me
I can become enraptured for a while
But then I get disappointed
Shallowness is all around
And I have to live in it

And just play-play-play
And act-act-act
And say-say-say
What you expect

I just play-play-play
And I act-act-act
And I say-say-say
What you expect
Track Name: Felicity
I'm glad
That I'm sad
It suits me well
I really am in heaven
Why do you think I am in hell
Misery looks good on me
Don't want to spoil my destiny

'Cause I am here to feel
Everybody's pain
And I am here to say
That it's alright either way
So how can you blame
Me for using fame
It's a game
Life's a game

I agreed
To recieve
Information about the earth
Feel free to think along
And to improve
For what it's worth
But felicity
It's just not for me
I have to keep my destiny

Cause I am here to feel
Everybody's pain
And I am here to say
That it's alright either way
So how can you blame
Me for using fame
It's a game
Life's a game
Track Name: Salon
Do you remember what I once said?
I asked you not to get tired of this mysterious world
But look at me now, I'm so tired myself
Though you are by my side
What happened to me?
I'm still the same
With the same dream
What happened to me?
I'm still the same
At least you believe in me
What do you think about this?

Just come and play chess with me in my salon
We could watch from the window as life goes on
I could quit my job and we'd be poor
At least we'd feel good

Come and play chess with me in my salon
We could watch from the mirror as we grow old
Sometimes old is better than being young
At least we've grown up

Come and play jazz with me in my salon
I could sing "Black Coffee" and you could sing along
Life and jazz are pretty much the same
If you know the rules, you know the way

Come and play chess with me in my salon
We could watch from the window as life goes on
We could drink black coffee and after all
My darling, the world is still beautiful!
Track Name: Chance
Ok, I will try
I will try to fear less
Ok, I will give
I will give this a chance
Alright, I will let
I will let you guide
And meanwhile
I'll just smile
Can you see I'm smiling?

I was falling
Down and under
Now I'm crawling
Back on the ground
But even that won't satisfy me
I could rise up to the stars

Can you see that I'm going
Going out tonight
Can you see that I'm talking
And making up my mind
Did you see I just let
I just let things go
And meanwhile
I'll just smile
Can you see I'm smiling?

I was falling
Down and under
Now I'm crawling
Back on the ground
But even that won't satisfy me
I could rise up to the stars

And I have no flaws at all
When I'm slowdancing
Freefalling
Godspeeding
Performing
Making love

Ok, I will try
I will try to fear less
Ok, I will give
I will give this a chance
Alright, I will let
I will let you guide
And meanwhile
I'll just smile
Can you see I'm smiling?
Track Name: The Lift
A star fell down from the sky
It was late at night
I made my sweetest wish
I hope it wasn't selfish
Though I think it just fell down
To lift me up

A leaf fell down from a tree
It was colourful
You might say it was just 'cause it's fall now
But it was beautiful
And I guess it just fell down
To lift me up

A raindrop fell on my cheek
And I got that feeling
Like I'd need water to live and grow
I guess it's not that wrong
It must have fallen down
To lift me up

A snowflake fell on my coat
And then plenty of those
I lay down and waved my hands
I made an angel
And since I lay down
My angel was lifted up
And now he's flying...

But he might want to fall down
To lift you up
Watch for an angel
I sent for you!