The Shame Song

by Apples In Space

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"The Shame Song" is the 2nd studio album by Berlin-based alternative folk rock band Apples In Space.

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released November 11, 2016

All songs written by Julie Mehlum & Phil Haussmann
All songs produced by Julie Mehlum, Phil Haussmann, Janusz Hüsges & Jonathan Sieweck

All songs engineered and mixed by Simon Berckelman at Golden Retriever Studio, Berlin
"November" & "All My Things" recorded by Boris Wilsdorf at Andere Baustelle, Berlin

All songs mastered by Norman Nitsche at Calyx Mastering

Apples In Space are

Phil Haussmann: voice, acoustic guitars, e-guitars
Julie Mehlum: voice, backing vocals, piano, accordion, synths, organ

Janusz Hüsges: bass, banjo, lap steel
Jonathan Sieweck: drums, additional organ (4), additional piano (1)

(c) Apples In Space, Sony/ATV Music Publishing Germany GmbH
(p) Nick & Nora Records GbR

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APPLES IN SPACE) is an alternative folk band based in Oslo, Norway, & Berlin, Germany, featuring the singer/songwriters Phil Haussmann & Julie Mehlum as well as Janusz Hüsges on bass and Jonathan Sieweck on drums.

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Track Name: Shame
I changed my soap,
I changed my perfume, too,
But everyone can smell that I have been with you
They are keeping their distance with fake pity smiles
No one asks questions, they have known the answers for a while

Shame is a coat I put on and it smells like you
Am I wearing your old clothes, 'cause they feel so soft against my skin?
But somewhere it's itching and I don't know where to scratch

I wanna wash you away
I wanna make myself clean
But you're resting within me so deep
Were we born together like family?
I don't know
I don't know

Can't tell being full and starving from another
Can't tell being loved from being used
Shame is a coat worse for wear
We're hanging in the air like worn-out pairs of shoes
And what you fell for is gonna fall back onto you
But the addiction will always stay my friend
Can't replace the love but fakes it better than anyone
And I think I'm dying to keep you alive
Cause when I'm starving you are full but never satisfied

Oh, how I wish that I could kill you
Like you've been killing me
We were born together like family
Of fake appetite and dime store dignity
I don't know
I don't know

When you tore apart my family tree
Then I burnt my roots and waited for the rain
You stole my childhood and I took your name
The mirror my biggest liar, she pulls my hair and points at me
And says: "Everything is fine!
Everything is fine!"

Silly details I recall
I just don't know what is important anymore
Sneaked upon me like cowards do
And then you told me that I look like a fool
Who came first: You or me?
I don't know
Track Name: Upon This Wave (We're Floating)
My parents built a frame of hope into which I'll never grow
Now the ceiling and the walls are crushing us
And I've got nothing but the whole world in my pocket
I just hope that is enough

Oh, my love, my love, I knew this days would come
See the blood red moon sink his claws into the sun
She's bleeding out. She's bleeding out.
She's bleeding purple streams of light

And I know now life is very long when you're lonely
And life is long when you're poor
And all my life I've been knocking on a door that never opened
(Upon this wave we're floating)

Men much older than us take what they like and leave the rest for us
Oh, I've had enough, been wearing shoes too tight,
Two steps back and one ahead but now I'm just too tired

Oh, my love, my love, I knew this day would come
See the blood red moon sink his claws into the sun
She's bleeding out! She's bleeding out!
We can make it if we run

And I know now life is very long when you're lonely
And life is long when you're poor
All my life I've been knocking on a door that never opened
Upon this wave we're floating

And I know now there is nothing in this life I have achieved but you
Don't you see how gently weeps the sky before we sleep at the bottom of the sea?
Ah...
Track Name: Manor Hotel
I know, sleeping seems like such a waste now that the big picture has fallen from the frame. Berlin is cold and dark these days. I know how hard it is to get up in the morning when it's just so easy to forget that you still exist while nothing else seems to stay and our family trees get an arm cut off every other day.
There is a list of things we said we'd do tomorrow
But tomorrow just slips away like a blow fly in the heat
And there is a black hole above our heads that scares me to death
It swallows everything
It swallows everything

There is music in the streets as we are walking home
And we're almost crushed by the sky hanging too low
Lately, you said, you've felt trapped somewhere in-between the days,
But that's as close as you ever got to finding your own place
And then you fell asleep on the bathroom floor
Until the morning I kept knocking at the door
And you said:"Don't you see the flame raging through my mind?
It swallows everything
It swallows every-fucking-thing

And I'm so afraid that I can't breathe!
Why are all those black holes haunting me?"

But, sister, I know you don't need my sympathy
Cause I think you are the greatest person on earth
And this song won't do you justice- nothing ever did-
I know it's a cliché but I meant to say that I love you
And you can believe me if I told you I never wrote this line before
And I remember how you were scared of all the dreams you might have had
And that you never found a place where you felt safe
And how slowly I was sliding down the telephone wire
Pretending I didn't care that much at all, oh, you know how hard I tried

And I'm getting sentimental about the nights we stayed awake
At Manor Hotel, London, in 2012
When you said:"We are useless but at least we have the music"
We thought it would never end
We thought it would never end

So, my love and my best friend,
We should run as far as we can
Before life can catch up to swallow everything
Track Name: (A Tin Can) Odyssey
Thrown in a pool of sharks, I know that they can smell the blood. Once my weakness shows they gather around to tear me apart as poisoned ink is dripping from their teeth onto the sheet that I'm hiding underneath in a deserted hotel room.
But once the clouds move aside
We can see what hid behind
Those tiny diamond holes ripped into the sky
"Those stars we see above", you say, "died centuries ago.
So all we ever did was stare at ghosts
And wasting our time
Making love and wasting time"

(What a shame, what a shame,
They only know my father's name)

Inside of a tin can in the middle of the sea,
With nothing but the seagulls and the sharks surrounding me
I felt slowly I was sinking as a voice was rising from beneath,
Saying: "Everything will be easy if you give yourself to me"
Now I've been sitting here for days,
Chasing words across the page
And I keep staring out windows but I only see the frame
I'm twenty-five years old,
I've gotta do something with my life
Instead I keep dreaming of all the different ways to die
And I'm wasting my time
Making excuses and wasting time

Well, I guess I need a purpose, some sort of fading hologram
I can chase around the city and spend my whole life trying to touch,
But it's getting harder, 'cause I never stay long enough at the same place
With the same faces
Another city I can't name
Another feeling I can't tame
I'm just desperate to find the right way home
But once the clouds move aside
We can see what hid behind:
Just a blank blue space but it's such a comfort to know
That we are just wasting our time
Waiting around and wasting time
All we ever did was wasting our time

What... A... Shame!
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