Produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Bjarke Bendtsen & Mads Hartmann.
All songs written by Bjarke Bendtsen.
The album was recorded in the Hartmann family's summerhouse by the southern Danish coast, most of it in the summer of 2009.
On this album Mads Hartmann played guitars, kazoo, melodika, accordion, organ, guitalele and mandolin. Jeppe Højgaard played the clarinet, flute, cello and glockenspiel. Jesper Dyhrberg played percussion, Malene Nielsen the violin, Alexandra Hartmann sang and played tambourine and Bjarke Bendtsen sang and played guitars, guitalele, percussion, glockenspiel, mandolin and banjo. Everyone was singing backing vocals!
And Porter Hovey took the cover pictures.
THANK YOU Hartmanns: Mads, Alexandra, Maya, Sasha, Birgitte & Niels-Erik; Jeppe Højgaard, Jesper Dyhrberg, Malene Nielsen, Porter Hovey, Marcus Lawyer, Kirstine Dahlberg, Tomas Raae, Mads Andersen, Aske Bendtsen, Kristian Berg, Mads Ringblom, Uffe Nørtoft, loving family and friends including everyone who's hosted a Danish migrant the past couple of years!
Roll the window down, put the brakes on what's that sound? it's the organ grinder playing, hear him struggling in his solitude, grinding hard to get to you, changing hardly changeable moods with one hand. I was on my way back from buying flesh and bread, anxious 'bout my growing debt when I heard it. I forgot my debt threw a coin and asked him straight: so moving sounds you make, how?? he said: There's a cat alive inside There's a cat alive inside. And surprisingly he was right I heard it sneeze and I thought if it could be then what else? He said the problem is no one ever takes the risk, here's the hole stick your hand in, I'll keep playing
Track Name: Nothing But Clues
Bells ringing before the night, bells telling me in the morning everything's nailed to time. What are the reasons why great prophecies come in parables? Rules stealing all your time. No twisting my eyes out to see, just let the things come right to me, nothing but clues enough for me If you are a fishing mind relax and enjoy your evening sometimes a fish will come No twisting my eyes out to see, just let the things come right to me nothing but clues will set you free!
Pictures and frames of me, thought it would do me better, why wasn't Dylan there? waiting for nothing more, what did we really wait for? dropping the lines on the floor
Track Name: In the Sun
Yes I forgot what love is. Think you decide where to go. Staying in the sun, cells are changing, red and stumbling, nothing's the same Chasing a tambourine back to the pagans, dancing through the ages, rocks fall apart, what makes a dinosaur shiver? where are the love-raging springs? Some rivers drying out some don't! raiding beams changing blue ideas, burning a winter skin in Texas, changing the clothes they wear in France - a Paris, in Berlin, en Madrid
Track Name: Gør Hvad Du Sagde Du Vil Gøre En Dag
Nye verden hvor tager du mig hen, gør hvad du sagde du vil gøre en dag, glemmer ikke den dag jeg vender hjem, gør hvad du sagde du vil gøre en dag, Hjem til skæve fortov og smil, gør hvad du sagde du vil gøre en dag, sejlende gader, havfruestil, gør hvad du sagde du vil gøre en dag! Hjem til vilde haver og træer, gør hvad du sagde du vil gøre en dag, legesyge svende og gær, gør hvad du sagde du vil gøre en dag! Hvorfor firkante alt hvad du ser? Gør hvad du sagde du vil gøre en dag! Frikadellen er lækker og sær! Gør hvad du sagde du vil gøre en dag!
Track Name: Beans
Beans, it's the only way, the only groceries I can buy Beans slowly running cold, I forgot the recipe, the old grips Words, answers to it all, delicate and tasty left me Seen on an ancient wall, an instructive sentence back then Beans waiting on a plate, seen in television calculated Beans steaming on a screen, family learning I missed Steam it's the only way, it's the only way out, I can't cook Steal every trick I know, I'm free to copy, it's not me Bills coming through my door, payment to remind me who's paying Beans count them 'fore I sleep, chase them back to waste fields, I don't sleep Beans, it's the only way, the only thing I can eat
Track Name: Lullabye (Play It On the Radio)
Don't know what parts I miss, I know I left my ship,
jumped in a running stream, a woman is all I see. Suddenly to have it all, to swim in the falls When I leave home we burst into summer, weightless, when I need sun everything withers, hold me
If I could sing to you a lullabye or two (play it on the radio, play it on the radio) and you could hear me try to hear your breath at night (play it on the radio, play it on the radio) play the morning news, eternal waltz for two
When I leave home...
Track Name: The Migrant
Old July turned to sand oh when something between my hands Gone when babies get sick I know you'd like to take me home
Track Name: Don't Turn Tidal Wave
Don't turn tidal wave, don't turn tidal wave, what you've got for me? what you've got for me? Hey summer tidal wave I know you can't stay Hey summer tidal wave please take me in Oh so light you seem, danger you can't be, you bring parts of me, what did Luna keep? Hey summer tidal wave I know you can't stay Hey summer tidal wave please take me in
Track Name: Back To You
I'm riding back to you with your spirit in my shoes Back to homeless memories close to something I can't see But the full moon is a shield for new lovers in need And the sailors on the beach can't believe I'm out of reach