wild years of remorse and failures

by stroszek

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Metallurgical Fire Though I’m afraid the vocals are similar to a poor man’s Michael Hutchence doing spoken word, in all other respects the music is very good. It’s worth your time either way.
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Travis Niemeyer Such heartfelt, folk-based musical poetry. Like sitting in the woods, looking all around you, knowing nothing and nobody will disturb your mental musing. This is most likely due to bereavement, but solitude still holds a sweetness, despite...
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I can't start like this it hurts so bad it makes me bleed I know you are no more walking through landscapes of green remembering what I hold golden are the hands that you can't see anymore my nerves are exposed, it wasn't meant to be now I am exposed, I just don't want to be
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the world keeps turning that's the way it's gonna be my world stopped turning that's the way I'm gonna be Something wishes to die and you'll find someone else when I'm dead and through this is my jail I stayed all day by the old dog's playground something wishes to die and you'll find someone else when I'm dead and through
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I am tired to play your game so easy to feel your pain I can't start over again there's no one else to blame you said you've got the right so tired to start a fight you're here to take my sight will I survive this night?
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the house told me someone was here the house told me I should've been gone the house spoke to me and I fell asleep and dust grows thick as fog the house told me friends are long gone the house told me "your life is lost" the house spoke to me and I fell asleep as death came and closed the door
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have you seen my shadow? I can hardly see my face have you seen the scars I got? they never let me sleep I got stones in my throat I cannot breath I cannot bear the weight of all this…
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I just can't drive no more will you let me on the floor? how long the sky will snow? there's something to be done I walked my way to the railroad track some told me that's the place to be someday I'll be back you killed the light inside of me
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not even the half of the voices are callin' now not even the half of the weight of the universe when I am dead and gone there's nothing for you to see not even the half of me as I once was not even the half of the pain that I could bear
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04:14
I can hear it in the moaning sigh I can hear it in the wind I can feel the stars touch my skin I've been released I've been unseen I've been at one with the grey I've been so clean Wait for me someday… I can't see it in the morning light I can't see it through my screen I can't see the sun on my skin
10.
I drove all night still there's nowhere to go was it worth the wait? you fought your way out of me I walked all my way still the road goes ever on was it worth the cost? you die every time I lie
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the more I think of this the more my head falls down I know the hunt is on an image of black and white is all that's left of your red eyes the more I think of you the more I wish I was an eternity of rust …am I locked out of hell?
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02:43
could you? I've been already there should you? now it's dark somewhere I got sand on my hands kill you not feeling any pain dream you my dreams are filled with shame I got sand through my spine
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I die every time the sun is upon me my face is old and pale I face the end and with every beginning, a new end for I am the unlucky one feel sorry for someone else feel guilty for myself feel sorry for myself got a new place? got your life back? my things are left undone sun is far away feel sorry for someone else feel guilty for myself feel sorry for myself ...and there's nothing to miss light a candle when I'm gone
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some places I've seen in my dreams so far that I cannot reach the light of the pain that enlightens the dark of the corner of my soul gone by the fall as the leaves turn to ashes, I'll be... some places I've never been so near that I cannot breath the light of the pain that enlightens the dark of the corner of my soul I know exactly what you mean gone by the fall as the leaves turn to ashes, I'll be.. alone in this field the night still talks about it from the bottom of a deep dark well, dead silent gone by the fall as the leaves turn to ashes, I'll be... dead silent from the bottom of a deep dark well there's nothing I can do I know exactly what you mean
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03:34
nothing can keep this burden away little gold prison is where I stay I sit through this long day soaked in mud can't close the door, everything is too far ice in my glass will keep me from scream sitting alone shrouded in clouds misery, pain and voices from the past time to sleep forever but not to rest
16.
white trees like bones mountain ghost leaves no traces in the snow long gone vision now fades white trees like bones autumn nights hunt dogs singin' their campfire song but their howling is through mourning song of the mountain moon I am alone as the hills and it's all I can do ...and it feels like far
17.
autumn's taking over all the trees are gone autumn's taking over grave stones line the road no need to remember the rain to fall troubled strangers on the other side there's no need to remember the rain to fall troubled strangers on the other side crows are flying east where I fall
18.
moon is always full and bright the wind blows at one with the voices a flame of a long distant past between the rustling of the trees on the grass, slow sleep like an old forgotten... twilight descends over the hills ...songs from the past
19.
tomorrow I will be just dirt so empty, my existence, so blank I am a lifeless thing so empty, so blank got to face this night alone I got no place to call home so empty, so blank got to face this night alone
20.
as I lay me down to die another cloud pass on by got a new way to end just too old and gray, that's what I am and everything that I can keep not sure that will resist the end has came, so strange for me and I got to face it so alone the band is playing the last song is hard to believe I did it all so wrong the band is playing the last song as I lay me down to rest with all the things I left behind once I travelled this old damn world but it was a long time ago and everything that I can't keep I am sure that won't resist the end has came, and that's not strange for me the band is playing the last song is hard to believe I did it all so wrong the band is playing the last song
21.
got to be alone, bed of cold stone cold in my bones, no place to call home and this will be last for me to breathe this air I know this won't be nothing new the light begins to show its blue got to stay near, pass over my fear someday, far from here... and this will be last for me to breathe this air I know this won't be nothing new the light begins to show its blue
22.
The name she gave was caroline Daughter of a miner Her ways were free It seemed to me That sunshine walked beside her She came from spencer Across the hill She said her pa had sent her 'cause the coal was low And soon the snow Would turn the skies to winter She said she'd come To look for work She was not seeking favors And for a dime a day And a place to stay She'd turn those hands to labor But the times were hard, lord, The jobs were few All through tecumseh valley But she asked around And a job she found Tending bar at gypsy sally's She saved enough to get back home When spring replaced the winter But her dreams were denied Her pa had died The word come down from spencer So she turned to whorin' out on the streets With all the lust inside her And it was many a man Returned again To lay himself beside her They found her down beneath the stairs That led to gypsy sally's In her hand when she died Was a note that cried Fare thee well... tecumseh valley The name she gave was caroline Daughter of a miner Her ways were free It seemed to me That sunshine walked beside her
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about

The acclaimed early works of the folk/acoustic project stroszek have been sold out and unavailable for quite some time, but now in 2013 we are pleased to reintroduce these monumental albums in the form of a special double-album reissue which includes a complete remastering of all the tracks, as well as rerecorded vocals on the “songs of remorse” album. In total, the reissued double-album will include the “songs of remorse”, and “life failures made music” full-lengths, the “the wild hunt” ep, as well as two brand new cover songs making this a must-have for stroszek fans and collectors who missed the original versions as well as for those who want to hear the updated versions of "songs of remorse" with a more apt vocal performance. Originally released between 2007-2009, this reissue, featuring brand new album art and including lyrics and liner notes allows you to embrace the darkness and melancholy of stroszek once more.

remorse - disc I
With carefully strummed minor key acoustic guitars, deliberate yet restrained piano lines, bursts of heaviness added for texture and deep, lush clean sung vocals that relay a sense of dread lurking beneath the surface, "songs of remorse" is perhaps at once one of the most melancholic yet accessible albums of 2007.

failures - disc II
stroszek returns with their second opus, the follow-up to 'songs of remorse', with the aptly titled 'life failures made music'; and with song titles like 'the unlucky ones', 'gone by the fall', and 'land of silence and darkness' its no secret that this album is filled with crushing sadness. Take equal parts Neofolk, the fatalist mentality of Black Metal, the darkness of older Alice in Chains, the beautiful acoustics of latter-day Antimatter and the painfully soft, whispered vocals of Tom Waits and it is easy to see precisely why this crushing sadness is what makes this record so damn special.

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released December 7, 2013

c. - vc, gtr
davide - bass
richard - drums

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