The Crimson Cabinet

by starfish64

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1.
In The Lobby 00:56
(Instrumental)
2.
Spindrift 05:11
That kind of notion That some thing is on the demise That kind of a smile That can only be taken for scorn That kind of secret That kind of a sigh That kind of remark That kind of a lie That kind of a struggle When everything’s out of control Out of control Spindrift is dragging you into the open Spindrift is dragging you further away Is dragging you further and further away Is dragging us further apart Is dragging you further and further and further away That kind of fiction That slowly dissolves into fact That kind of a treason That hurts like a stab in your back That kind of evidence That kind of talk that kind purpose A shot in the dark That kind of pain that is tearin a hole in the heart A hole in my heart Spindrift is dragging you into the open Spindrift is dragging you futher away It’s dragging you futher and further away It's dragging us further apart It's dragging you further and further and further away
3.
Lost & Found 07:38
An Endless string of lights divides the dark Red and white The sound of droning machines Hitchhikers starve in lay-bys Co-drivers fall asleep Six lanes of humdrum Straight and wide There is a demon in the ether Turmoil in near east News come by the hour Old tunes like sweet relief Hands on the wheel Just like clutching at straws Have another nasty smoke For once without remorse Outpacing strangers Slip roads and exits Tails lights and sign posts ahead The same woeful cargo The same old defeat Lost and Found Bought and sold Young and old Lost and Found Bought and sold Young and old When will they be safe and sound? Those old haunts wane and fade and fall out of mind It seems the faster they go The less will it hurt. Somewhere ahead A place with a pillar-box All full of overdue bills The place they call home For most of their troubles and woes Lost and Found Bought and sold Young and old Lost and Found Bought and sold Young and old When will they be safe and sound? That road goes on And on and on From dusk til dawn That road goes on Pylons and stoplights Reflectors on guard rails Tunnels and bridges skidmarks and winkers Lights in the distance like neon mirages The homes of the few Who aren’t as sleepless as you That road goes on...
4.
At first it didn’t work Now it can’t fixed It seems we’re destined to be doomed We never came to terms And still we don’t We won’t come to terms at all And still we stumble on Yet there is no hiding place From Future perfect tense Future perfect tense Future perfect tense We are almost around the bend At first there was no word Now there is no reply There’ll be silence in the end We came out of the dark Into this blinding light and soon we’ll have to face our fears And still we stumble on Restless like a spinning top Towards Future perfect tense And it all makes perfect sense That's Future perfect tense We are almost around the bend Future perfect tense
5.
Mr O'Brane I hope you're sitting somehow comfortably lame You and your name Keep hanging around Like a bad smell on an overcrowded train Soon I should bet They'll be digging up the real dirt Simply following the debt What remains of your day Will be a legacy of lunacy, embarrassment and shame Our minds are shaken and the world's unhinged Cause the truth is gone Don't make your fiction our reality The kingdom is lost like the state The state of the union So, Mr Bo You're no mother Mary in these times of trouble It seems to me You're the only stable factor in your instability Well, and thanks Mr Far For this age of unreason That the likes of you did start And how does it feel Watching your library being burnt down By people who can't read? Don't the wise men have a masterplan for everyone? It's like a violation of insanity The kingdom is lost like the state The state of the union The state of the union
6.
A blind old flight of stairs At the end of the hall Dim light leads the way To the upper floor Six doors either side One of it a bit ajar The scent of vernal flowers Some sweet music from inside The crimson cabinet A silhouette of a godess A voice inside my head A tantalising fragrance A hand that’s dragging me inside Everything's in motion Everything's in place The fountain of all beauty The crimson cabinet Step inside and seize our ways Rest your head and watch us play There’s no hurry There is no haste At the crimson cabinet Rest your head and watch us play At the crimson cabinet Senses are substantial At the crimson cabinet Trust your feelings You mustn’t be confused Raised to match a template None of it is you So lay down your disguises Just be yourself tonight Step inside and seize our ways Rest your head and watch us play There’s no hurry There is no haste At the crimson cabinet Rest your head and watch us play At the crimson cabinet
7.
Love lost empty playground A rusted swing is reeling in the wind No jumps for joy nor gales of laughter The children have all gone The tempest has chased them all away The sandpit and the see-saw Now abandoned But in a heatwave Everything may change The future in reverse And all its darkest chapters A recurring curse Another well-cut suit Comes to cook their accounts Hollow slogans and paroles Covering hoardings and walls Noise and jazz and screaming colours Terrorise our eyes and ears They have got you by the balls Deep down in your drums and homes You think you hold the controls But being only marionettes Controlled by machines For something sick and obcense They found some new opiates While we are trained to consume To spend a fortune on crap it’s as simple as that This is the future in reverse And all the darkest chapters A recurring a curse The hands of time are ticking backwards The rivers run uphill And it only gets worse These days ours homes need no wires That was 1984 We’re subscribing by choice And unfold without need Someone is blazing a trail For a hoax and a swag Not a harmless april fool See the writing’s on the wall This is the future in reverse And all the darkest chapters A recurring a curse The hands of time are ticking backwards The rivers run uphill And it only gets worse
8.
Some worn out holdall By the wayside. The troublesome baggage Of bygone years and times Once the beaten tracks They may only take you back To where these items all belong To the house that is said To be solid and safe. It is somebody's home But not yours anymore. It is somebody's home, But not yours anymore. Nowhere bound aimlessly nowhere bound Once and all Nowhere bound... A buckled old bookmark In your bible. Just one of those books That would not end your search The songs that you sang To the notes that they found Just a voice in the choir And always in tune Canon in rhyme Ten commandments and plight No contradictions No protest allowed There'll be no contradictions There's no protest allowed Nowhere bound aimlessly nowhere bound Once and all Nowhere bound...

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released October 19, 2020

starfish64 is:
Dieter Hoffmann (Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Programing)
Henrik Kropp (Drums)
Martin Pownall (Basses, Guitars, Keyboards, Percussion, Vocals)
Dominik Suhl (Guitars)

with:
Jan Thiede (Acoustic Guitars, Vocals, Glockenspiel)
Simon Triebel (Guitars, Guidance)
Peter Herrmann (Pedal Slideguitar)

Choir on "Future Perfect Tense":
James Ryan, Andreas, Yabil, Hannah,
Gabriel, Ilayda, Daniel, Thore,
Juliana, Lana, Johannes N., Johannes Ö.,
Sina, Jacob, Alena, Katerina, Laura,
Janne, Efrem, Luisa, Franziska,
Yannis, Amélie, Rolf, Leonie

Lyrics and music by Dieter Hoffmann( 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8)
Lyrics and music by Martin Pownall (5)

Arrangements by Starfish64

"The Crimson Cabinet" was recorded between 2018-2020
It was edited and mixed by Dieter Hoffmann at 51st Woodhouse lane in September - October 2020

Artwork: Henrik Kropp & Dieter Hoffmann

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starfish64 Germany

starfish64 was established in 2006 by German singer-songwriter Dieter Hoffmann. Originally intended to be a vehicle for his solo-work, starfish64 began recording and publishing in the singer-songwriter genre at first. Over the years, however, sound and compositions shifted more and more towards progressive and new art rock. Current Line-up:
D. H.
Henrik Kropp
Dominik Suhl
Martin Pownall
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