technicolor beaches

by the Doorman

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#7 in The Doorman compact cassette series


released December 25, 2019

picture by Meneka Senn


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Track Name: take my pain away
hammock swung by trees near the river bed
some say it was the wind 'cause the sleeper seemed dead
she's bathing in the sun while I'm combing the beach
she's something like a creature cast up by the sea

and I feel just like a castaway
I don't know all these people except for Friday
she glances at me and she takes off her shades
if I have a minute to take away the pain
her tattoo says this: "take my pain away"

"I feel like there's no tomorrow
I feel like he's goin' to leave me, it's fate
I'll just disappear in the sa-and
I'll just reappear as a man
and life will be so much easier to live
with women like me
I'll just disappear in the sand
a wave of anger breaks and lands
and what do you think of this?"

she asks me and I sit down with her
and I notice that she's shivering
with yesterday's newspaper at her feet
I flinch at the lines and give her my jacket
somewhere someone is smiling at me
"you look like a broken wave" she says

we have to leave this place and everyone
should take off his shades, face the de-clining sun
and figure out yourself what the fuck is goin' on
I don't know it either

someone like Jesus takes away the pain
someone like you will hurt me anyway
someone like me says that God is not so great
and I am a sot
Track Name: Clark Kent stunt double
they need you back at home
be sure to leave right
after school
in a phone booth
you will change into
somebody cool

wonderful days
when we jumped off the roof
using blankets for capes
we really thought that we flew

she surely understands
a superhero cannot
sweep the doormat
nor feed the cat
he takes out the trash
in Metropolis

wonderful days
when we jumped off the roof
using blankets for capes
we really thought that we flew

and when we hit the ground
there was no one around
no one would care
if you had been there
you could’ve saved us
Icarus falling
I think you no longer care
Superman pronounced dead
Track Name: girls are not alone in this world
girls, they are not alone in this world
there is always a guy, slicker than me
who can fake some love and empathy

girls are not alone in this world
they can come together and talk about fashion
talkin' trash about your friends and how
they seem to lower themselves in winning your lust and..

all I can see is your eyes are speaking differently
another language, another love
another man who is strong enough
Track Name: get the door, I'll hold
I’d like to see that you want me back
that I would circle around in your head
that you would call me whenever you were sad
I want to be your friend

I have to see if the sky will be opening
if the rain will fall or if the Saviour will be visiting
I want to break your heart to make you love me
come close to me, the door is open now

there you said it, you would like
to get to know the rest of mankind
they are so much nicer than me
I’m transparant and I cause your apathy

I spent my days alone
no one is ever coming home
even if the sky gets brighter
I always ask them for a lighter

what’s harder than a stone
is to travel the distance on your own
where I go we shall see
my future might be in psychotherapy

on Tuesday an appointment with doctor McKinsey
on Wednesday they’ll find me in the hallway
opening doors for no-one
Track Name: where are all the lonely girls?
where are all the lonely girls?
I don't know
who you are when I look at you

even your smile
does not seem to be polite

where are all the lonely girls?
Track Name: when will I ever? (whenever)
whenever I
will see the light?
I know that now is not the good moment to sacrifice

I wrote it down, somewhere
the day you left
the day you snapped

whenever I
will get my car fixed I don't know
it's a lot of money

whenever I
can circumsize
I don't know, just fuck it

somewhere, you snapped
somehow I was trapped in a web of deceit
thanks a lot

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