Always Travel Never Arrive

by Esben Svane

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Written and recorded during my stay at Engelsholm Castle late 2010.

'Stuck In The Race' written by Danny Malone, Roar Amundsen and myself.
The beautiful voice on 'Now You Only Get Ill' belongs to Ida Wenoee.

Mastered by Spejderrobot (Mikael Elkjær)
Photos and editing by Per Worm.
Cover layout by David Helth.

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released 30 January 2011

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Track Name: When Your True Self Disclosed (;prologue)
When your true self disclosed
your tone of speech changed
When your true self disclosed
could tell that it would leave
some of us behind

Literally you've become
a shallow girl to me

The fancy books you read
took you to Berlin
busy and content
state-of-the-art country girl

Literally you've become
a shallow girl to me
Track Name: Stuck In The Race
How long, how long
have I been stuck in this race
How long, how long
have I been stuck in this race
He has been keeping me down
with his wicked behaviour
but noone can know what he's done to me

But I'd rather decay than resign
can't look forward don't want to rewind

How long, how long
have I been stuck in this race
How wrong, how wrong
have I been up to this day
Still I can't seem to move on
from any of these days
but I know, I know
that something should change
Track Name: The Misdeed
Now you get back on your feet
far away from the misdeed
You think it's your fault
you got hurt - he is ill
He loves you and wants you back
but it's not the truth
He just wants to repress
all the good things you possess
and it's not your fault

It's not your fault - not at all!
Track Name: HURRAY HURRAY HURRAY!
Rattlebrain
sticky running shoes
rattlebrain
on the pretext
for doing nothing
glaring red
bloodshot eyes

used to watch the kids
play round till it's dark.
didn't get the wake up call
quite in time
but you got out
and don't get back
no way no way no way!

"It's so strange waking up
with a fresh feeling
that I wouldn't trade for gold
time is money but I ignore
the price tags on my acts
haven't got the guts to gamble and
I don't need no lovey-dovey blinders"

"('cause)
usually I'm hit
by a rapid-fire Cupid
and the cost of his ignorance he shall recoup.
for playfully breaking down my fences
following me around and
ravaging my senses so,
he must pay, pay."

out of range now...

a little less enthusiastic than ever before
talking too much
about everything or nothing at all

rattlebrain! rattlebrain...

You clearly have a problem
which is emphasized hungover
you like yourself too much when you are drunk
and too little when you're sober

"Always tempted to give in
cause my subversive cravings
are killing time
like a genocide
but recently I've started to recall
forgotten memories
I look sharp now and stay focused"

Used to watch the kids
play round till it's dark.
in a rush back home to things
you knew too well,
you fed from it
didn't get the wake up call
quite in time
but you got out
and don't get back

"Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!"
Track Name: The Old Gazebo
Race for the gold with a flashlight
talk it out with your walls at night
they've been watching you
for quite some time
and you didn't even know...

But suddenly they were screaming:

"Don't hit the breaks at the stoplights!
shouldn't you worry 'bout the outcome?
you are already driving way too fast
and you didn't even know!"

"Go change the color of your blue eyes,
something around here is just too right!
Have you been drinking? Again?
- You seem a bit lightheaded
The drugs are wearing off
and you didn't even know
they were handing out placebo"

>>Have I had amnesia?
a picture of some random pedestrian
sticks to my head
I can't think of anything else
- very inappropriate right now<<

"You forget everything every minute now
it's hard to keep track with a diary
full of empty pages...
No, you can't ever tell
if you've been going in circles"

>>I'll head up to the old gazebo
for a better view
This is the most realistic deja-vu!<<

>>Have I had amnesia?
a picture of some random pedestrian
sticks to my head
and I can't think of anything else
- very inappropriate right now<<

"could be placebo
a mindtrick that ignited
and you wouldn't even know"
Track Name: Now You Only Get Ill
Forest forest
in a land of grey
Forest you need rest
you've been carrying the weight
of the snow...


and you never fought for much
could pull up your roots
you used to get wiser
now you get ill


Forest, forest
did someone start a fire?
should be impossible
yet you look burned out
oh so burned out...


Have you ever thought about
the fact that you stand still?
you have all the time
that you have to kill

...no wonder you are ill

Have you ever thought about
the fact that you stand still
you used to get wiser
now you only get ill

Forest forest
in a land of grey
Track Name: Woodpecker (;epilogue)
If somebody asks
'bout your future plans
tell them you will quit
your dayjob and delete
your social network profiles
move back to your parents house

I know you have
exactly what it takes
'cause I've seen you bang
your head against the wall
too many times

Tell them you want to be
a woodpecker
and do your thing

do your thing...