by despite

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As indicated in the title and the cover artwort this is not just a record with sides A and B but rather two individual EPs arranged around the title tracks "truth" and "lies".

While "truth" is the first song on the TRUTH side, its opponent "lies" is the last song on the LIES side. This means on Vinyl the two opponents are physically as far away from each other as can be and (in this playing order) also the first and the last song played.


released May 26, 2015

Raphael Berner - bass
Daniel Schregenberger - guitars, vocals, accordion
Sarah Bernhardt - drums

additional piano on "fire, dust & broken hearts" by Christina Berner
special thanks to: our families, Gregor Berther, Christoph Isler, you

recorded & mixed by David Langhard at, Winterthur (except tritones on "lies" and "get out of sight")
mastered by Dan Suter at, Zürich

artwork by Daniel Schregenberger
cover photos by Constantin Berther
band photo by Raphael Berner

all songs written by Daniel Schregenberger



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Track Name: truth
going deeper in your mind
going where you cannot hide
no you won't be on your own
I know everything you've done
and you know exactly, what it means
when I become the truth

follow me I am the one
follow me and come undone
I am shiny, I am bright
I will be your only light
and you know exactly, what it means
when I become the truth
Track Name: pilot
I'm a pilot in free fall
I'm the color of the sun
I'm the lover at your side
I'm a murder in a hide
I'm a rocket in the sky
I'm the fireball inside

I'll paint it black and after seeing it,
you'll dream of it tonight
it's screaming in your ears,
you're hearing it,
you bleed with it and hide
that you are not doing fine,
you are not
and won't be 'till I'm gone

I am scatheless, I am scarred
I'm the fear that frames your heart
I'm a nightmare, I am real
I am everything you need
I am reckless, I am grim
I'm the only one to win
Track Name: keep on running through the night
dark shapes emerge from a haze
rise at a dizzying pace
approaching you and blackening your sky
your memory is barely a blur
it seems you're left in the lurch
there is no point in trying to recall
all thoughts condense into one:
you must be still on the run!
they won't give up unless you're out of reach

their headlights cut through the dark
somewhere a dog gives a bark
close enough to almost feel 'em breathe
they are still hard on your heels
keep getting closer with zeal
brace yourself, this race is not yet lost
all thoughts condense into one:
yes you are still on the run!
don't give up until you're out of reach

you keep on running through the night
only the stars provide some light
Track Name: fire, dust & broken hearts
do what you please, but let me be
with all my heart, I disagree
I want to know your plans,
your each and every move
you seem to use your heart,
as if it were a tool

sometimes the world is dark,
with fire dust and broken hearts
in all the wine we drank instead,
I think we haven't found it yet
it might be easier this way,
that doesn't mean you have to stay
it doesn't mean we have to part,
so come on, let me be the one!

don't count on me, to get you there
I might be wrong, but I don't care
there is a place like this,
for each and everyone
yet when you find it,
it still makes you stare and stun
Track Name: get out of sight
misery is what you ride,
you never cease to show
your remarks are always snide,
we can't return a blow
you think you rule the world with your attitude,
in fact you're just a snot
it's only in your dreams, that you look so cool,
go wrap it up and get out of sight

get out of sight

every time you come around,
the sun is going down
misery is gaining ground,
but all you do is frown
there used to be a point in respecting you,
I've come to think there's not
you want to drown yourself in eternal gloom?
well I don't give a ... get out of sight
Track Name: lies
lay beside me in the sand
close your eyes and grab my hand
I will have to let you go
oh, but you already know
share this moment here with me
I need, I have to let you be

and she said:
wrap your arms around my waist
I will kiss you for the taste
I will be there when you're gone
remembering everything you've done
get me through this, will you try?
I might, I need it one more time

I can see it in your eyes
you still believe in all his lies