Flood

by The Migrant

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released January 16, 2015

Produced by Mads Hartmann & Bjarke Bendtsen
All songs written by Bjarke Bendtsen
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Mads Hartmann
Add. recordings by Bendtsen

The Flood band:
Bjarke Bendtsen: vocals, guitar, percussion
Mads Hartmann: lead guitar, backing vocals, organ
Jakob Lademann: drums
Kristian Lademann: bass, percussion
Aske Fuglsang: mandola, percussion

Add. vocals by Alexandra Hartmann
and The Mississippi Sisters

Cover photo by Mads Hartmann

This record was produced with financial support from KODA

THANKS to everyone mentioned above, Birgitte & Niels-Erik Hartmann & their tolerant neighbors, the Danish live migrants André Bak & Peter Lademann, Jörg & the DevilDuck crew, Andreas Henriksen, Morten Hvid, Mads Bolding, the rockin' Texans: Anthony Erickson, Marcus Lawyer, James Talambas, Carey McGraw, Charley Siess, Arron Casper, James Sargent, and family, friends and fans!

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Track Name: Climbers
Climbers

I was a-climbing a ladder
when I looked up I slid
I fell down in a bath tub
and had a beer instead

I was a-climbing a mountain
when I came across a goat
he said jump on my back now
I can use an extra coat

Oh and you race for the bright top

I was a-cooking some dinner
when the fireworks began
that's when the goat said: you're lucky
you used the wrong pan

Oh and you race for the bright top
Track Name: The Fixer
The Fixer

As you turn off the radio
the waves come to an end
you and I've been miserable
for a long time, gotta end
walk around the twisted pile
cooking over you
I choose to turn it over
and you're turning too

Everywhere the explosions rocked
the system giving up
and through a cloud of dirt
comes a wizard with your heart
smoke leaving your open chest
sunbeams piercing through
fixing what the overtired and
the doctors couldn't do
Track Name: Flood
Flood

Roaring valleys
banks run over
it's the flood

Open boxes
seashells talking
at your house:
"enough"

Tense and rigid
filled with thunder
let'em cry
"enough"

Someone's starring
I can tell
you wanna stare back

All that waiting
I can tell
you wanna give back
what you have

Open Europe
let dreams float freely
from the south

It is springtime
lakes and rivers
running wild
"enough"

All that waiting
I can tell
you wanna give back

Times are changing
and erase
the dams of the past

Someone's starring
I can tell
you wanna stare back
and relax
you wanna give back
what you have
Track Name: Belly of a Man
Belly of a Man

We used to be pagans
feeded by the sea
horizon around us
one with the reeves

Fires and fur coats
heating our breed
free as the eagle
got all you gonna need

But the bird wants freedom
a stone wants peace
a gun wants a trigger
and man wants to plan

Some say courage
some say greed
call it all progress
and you forget what you need

Like rats and rabbits
spreading with disease
where there's a cradle
there's a snake in the grass

Eager and hungry
mad to understand
lobsters couldn't fill up
the belly of a man
Track Name: Silence
Silence

In the red valley
in the silent grove
watching our footprints
deep in the mould

By the bonfire
we eat till we're full
entangle our bodies
before the world
absorbs our feeling
unlocks our bones

Have you gone walking
on the empty beach
Earth turning
nowhere to reach
when you surrender
there is no fear
Track Name: Water
Water

Water, I can feel it in me
waiting, flowing, running
over the dam
Water, if I tell you what I am
carry me, lead me
there
I won't hold back

Water, understand it and
nothing's too heavy
too anything

I can let go
be everything

slowly, slowly
and then!

Water, your unfolded powers
running downhill
lifting me up
Water, you can feel it
you wanna
go along
and you sing!

Running, dwelling, loving

don't think you can stop anything

dwelling…. loving!

Water, understand it and
nothing's too heavy, too crazy, too hot, too cold
too anything
do anything!

I can let go
be anything
dwelling……
Track Name: Give Up
Give Up

Oh the world breaks you in halves
you can let her fall while you're picking up
oooh the world isn't bad
push her to the side and she will get better

Oooh she's spinning around
gotta step aside 'fore she takes you with her
oooh she's tricking you down
push her to the side and leave her there

Oh the road repelling the rain
letting it aside so your wheels roll better
oh you go and envision yourself
"I could be a-saving" and then you break it

Go alone and let it mould
push her to the side 'fore she takes you with her
oooh your vision is bad
push her to the side and you see it all
Track Name: Haunted
Haunted

I had travelled far
and come back to the root
no hopes and no fears
only breathing

But then you whip me
push me off board
and I don't start swimming
I don't want to swim

Oh cat, you're on your own
no one knows where you go
falling into the queer
fall dead in this world

And then you whip me
push me off board
I could start swimming
I don't want to swim
I want to drown
sink with you
into the haunted
gloomy blue
Track Name: Tiger
Tiger

There's a tiger
drifting through the forest
like a spirit without
a troubled home
the footprints don't matter

Silent through the snow
its paw as soft as a pillow
its claw the sharpest of arrows

Beautiful, true
cautious like crossing a winter stream
yielding like ice before melting
Track Name: Row Row
Row Row

Row row let your hands reign
row row where you are
row row while your head sinks down

Row row where you can't still
row row past the stars
row row when you can't hide

Oh sometimes you're everywhere

Row row bring your oars down
row row let them count
row row bring your arms back right

Oh sometimes you're everywhere