As You Are

by Marcel Schechter

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In Between 04:58
Twilight. Dawn. Somehow in between. Torn. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow. Timeless. Stand-by. Silent. Hazy. It's all passing by. Things feel lazy under an unreal sky. Are we really part of it all? All with ourselves. Stop – thinking. So you carry your hour-lily, holding your breath. What is it really about? Can it just stay that way? But surely into the grey the first colours will appear. Next Day.
As You Are 06:28
A look out of the window, lost in your thoughts, you're hung up on big ideas that got smaller and smaller over the years. Until they're almost gone. And only in these moments do they shine deep inside you. Let yourself be seen as you are with what you long for. But there is nobody who can see behind your mirror that is silent motionless. and there's something that paralyzes you. Therefore, open the gates and let the world into you. Let yourself be seen as you are with what you long for. And trust in you. And show yourself. And love yourself. And find yourself.
You 04:40
Remember this afternoon a long time ago. There was this one moment you looked at me. And as our eyes met, warmth flowed through me. It was like there was only us as we looked into our souls. Through the years and through the storms, you are at my side. And every time I close me eyes deep inside me there's you. You get older and you change, you think about your aims in life. And you stand at a fork in the road. Will you go left? Even though I went right we met again at the next junction. And we both could tell something different and knew that we would go on together.
Summer 05:06
You're all yourself, all with your family, all with your friends, all with your love. The sun has just set and the air is still shimmering. Your skin smells of sunscreen, sand between your toes. The many tracks in the sand tell of the past day. Something connects them all: this very special feeling. This feeling always seems to have been the same. Italy with your parents, ice-cream and warm cobblestone. Many years later, long talks in the balmy night. Later kisses that taste like salt. Why should we sleep? The air is still shimmering.
Gone 05:00
The spinning wheel turns every winter. You sit together and tell stories. So much happens through the years and runs through your hands like this yarn. The clouds show you the way to the moon, show you the way to peace. And I'm happy for you but at the same time I feel so empty. You're gone. But one thing is certain and remains: you're loved. I could always rely on you. You were the one who was always there. Who loved and understood me no matter what happened, where I could always be myself.
November 04:07
The alarm clock wakes you up, you are dizzy for a moment. Then your heart begins to race and your stomach feels weak. So many thoughts flash through your mind, so much to do and remember. Before you even get up, you already feel exhausted. Now just lie still, just stop everything. Put the blanket over your head and disappear. Back to the time-out of sleep, back to this little world that only belongs to you and nobody can look into. But you couldn't fall asleep now anyway and the known routine can start. Leg one, leg two, just get up, step by step against this feeling. And in fact with the cold water the paralysis seems to disappear. Somehow it can start now, day 1, week 48. But hey, do you realize? There's something really wrong. And that you can't run away from it because it's part of you and it will certainly welcome you again and again. And at some point the sleep disappears, you wake up in the middle of the night. And the more you want to go back to sleep the less you succeed. So you start reading but nothing gets through to you. It is a doom-loop that really scares you.
What do you call home? A place, your family, your lover? Do you know where to go to if you want to feel safe? As a child the answer was clear: a small village in the woods, our place, house number 4 and a small room on the first floor. As you say goodbye you know for sure life means to keep walking and to always remember where you've been. When I return to this place today and all of these memories are back on my mind: the crunch of snow or playing in the park, taking photos of the lake. And all of this somehow has made me who I am today. Time flies and at some point you realize that if you want to feel safe you now have a small room inside you. There you can find moments and memories and feelings. And all of this becomes the music of your soul. This is your home.
Good Night 03:41


released September 12, 2018

Music & lyrics by Marcel Schechter
Produced, mixed and mastered by Marcel Schechter
Musicians: Benni Jud - bass (1-7), Jan-Philipp Wiesmann (1, 3-6) & Tobias Derer (2) - drums, Thomas Langer (2, 4) & Matthias Franz (1) & Christian Ott (6) & Andreas Pohr (3) - git, Alexandra Lehmler - bass clarinet (5), Ralf Gscheidle - accordion (1), Marcel Schechter - keys, vocals


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