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002: GODZILLA WAS A FRIEND OF MINE – Life and function 12″ LP (a retrospect)

After always having liked all Godzilla was a Friend of mine concerts in the Würzburg area I went to I remember great afternoons/evenings in Spring 2015 Matthias [vocals in gwafom] and I were spending together in order to plan this release. Mostly you would plan and arrange releases communicating via mail, even if the people you’re collaborating with are in the same city you are nowadays, so this was a really nice change .

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Listen here:

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Godzilla was a friend of mine are Mathias (vocals), Simon (guitar), Sven (guitar), Florian (bass) and Manuel (drums).
Postrock, postpunk something band from Würzburg, Germany.

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Pressing Info:
500 white 180g vinyl. They come in a beautiful gatefold Cover

Product: Life and function 12″ LP

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Track List with lyrics:

Faithful Patrones
From the bronze tinted glass 
the doors that separate us – the patio 
the view has an antique quality 
the picture that`s displayed through the doors – a memory 
has the quality of an old wrinkled photograph – an old wrinkled photograph 
still reflective but depressed while the blurred imagine is turned counter-clockwise 
A slight click and the sound of wheels gliding across well-greased tracks
Traveler take a rest not like thunder more like storm 
liquid steal on your tongue on your tongue 
when you caught fire that night different dreams and different types 
clean your thoughts for the first time
Still reflective but depressed while the burled imagine is turned counter-clockwise 
A slight click and the sound of wheels gliding across well-greased tracks 
across the landscapes of memories 
and the fingerprints of a young hand now visible – now visible in the warm light
I breath in and I breath out 
the first time for – no second found 
It feels so cold to be that way 
we just exist we just exist
Stepping back and allow to resemble the inner conflict 
it looks like that you would find a resting at the base of this cold ground 
left there dirty left there by faithful patrons the images are slightly visible 
I breath in and I breath out 
the first time for – no second found 
It feels so cold to be that way 
we just exist we just exist
Possession becomes passion 
and we just fall apart 
passion becomes obsession 
and we go back to the start

Pelican
Coloured guidelines on your road and in your head that lead you to the secret 
repeat your words just one more time I will listen – just one more time 
an old man on a swing 
the world in between 
a dead end road the major theme of your life 
is just a portrait of the past
Oh strange lights that shine from out the barn where and when have we found the consistence? 
hits and hearts were broken and fixed by songs and the hymns – the hymns of our times
Attempt attempt – small example and prettiness – oh my – prettiness passed by 
Promises are even though just words at all – we heard – plenty of
We`ll see where it will end 
get shipwrecked Odyssey 
a tangle of a hundred rumours of once was
Oh strange lights that shine from out the barn where and when have we found the consistence? 
hits and hearts were broken and fixed by songs and the hymns – the hymns of our times
rather life or rather die? the concerns lived while the consciousness died

Noise
He reached no arm 
no rope to hold 
a deep breath 
it sounds so cold
The water crystal so crystal clear
The boat on surface 
stood quiet and still 
there was no breeze no waste of time
A few seconds and gone his life
No mercy
Ode to the beauteousness of the sea 
the billow and softness 
your sweat kisses that leave a salty taste
Have a heart! 
Have a heart!
He reached the rope 
no use to hold 
a strong hitch 
and flesh did rip
The water crystal so crystal clear
And dark it turned the depth came cold 
a flickering like lightning bolt 
And all that filled and filled his lungs and strings that pulled him down 
the black cold ground a ceiling dead and faint and faint the eye turned red 
creatures of the deep sea ground his body was a feast to them 
his body lost in deep black holes
Ode to the beauteousness of the sea 
the billow and softness 
your sweat kisses that leave a salty taste
Ode to the relentlessness of the sea the rogue wave and the energy 
your unsustainable hunger 
your maw 
that swallows everyone and everything 
anyone and everything

Golden Puma
Hold your hands on the cart 
pick up pick up and hide 
your muscles start to strain 
no rest no rest 
broken glass straying cats 
the radio – radio 
transistor box 
on and off 
your fashion shoes 
the latest hits 
let`s dance
Eyes of the hawk 
ears of the wolf 
strength of the bear 
he will come to get you
Time is running 
got new trainers 
running – running – fast 
tight on heels 
fit so good 
start duration 
run forever 
needs no silver 
want’s some gold 
hunts for it 
Kills for it 
the golden puma follows the trail
Eyes of the hawk 
ears of the wolf 
strength of the bear 
he will come to get you
Watch out watch out 
too fast too fast 
the friction of the strangers in your eyes
Electricity in the air 
it’s the blasting blocks 
the freckles and spots 
across your field of view
Eyes of the hawk 
ears of the wolf 
strength of the bear – he will come to get you

Paper cuts skin
I killed my time with you 
just no need to feel real 
we’re moving quickly to the rim 
falling deep and deep we’d fallen 
the first time the first love
Oh kissing loving shaking kissing 
Oh kissing loving shaking kissing
You sang the body electric 
brought the pulse that was not found 
lost within the needles beats of engine pumps
I keep turning you keep turning but each within different ways 
no longer we can kill the time with needles chasing, charmed and smile 
this time I may nor miss neither deny 
but routine is a steady thing that keeps crawl and crawling in
No fast beats 
no bliss 
no fever to break out 
your love is running out 
it’s running out of sound 
and I’m looking for a flight to a land so deep inside 
where the mountains and the sea built a fortress where to hide
We cannot proceed when we always live in the past 
your mother told you so and you did listen 
living in a hurry is not first class when all you know sounds like a cracking crystal bowl
Oh kissing loving shaking kissing 
Oh kissing loving shaking kissing
You sang the body electric 
brought the pulse that was not found 
lost within the needles beats of engine pumps
It’s becoming daily business 
no harm no stress 
just like friends sleeping side by side 
no big struggle no big fight 
we’re breaking up just like childhood friends next door
When I look at you it’s like a drawing sketch of a ghost 
you turned to be a ghost
No fast beats 
no bliss 
no fever to break out 
your love is running out 
it is running out of sound 
and I´m looking for a flight to a land so deep inside 
where the mountain and the sea built a fortress where to hide
Where is you teenage love? 
The feeling so warm in your chest 
when touching her the first time
All became so common and you became a ghost 
desperate me – desperate you
So find this tags of memories and keep them deep inside 
so deep no one will find 
search the rapids and decline 
keep them deep inside 
for the good times 
so deep no one will find

Poe
We started and we remained steady 
hours in your flat 
that saved our souls from being mute 
dimmed bulb at long nights to catch the atmosphere sounds and disappear 
but lasting friendship will remain 
all the stories told 
and all the trouble solved 
but there had to come one day
A starry hope that did arise but to be overcast 
a voice from out the future cries too bright to last
We just lived our life’s different places different times 
brothers at the heart from the start 
time is cracking pretty frames visions and it fades 
to remain like shadows a short time
A starry hope that did arise but to be overcast 
my spirit hovering lies motionless aghast
Such language holds the solemn sea to the sands upon the shore 
shall bloom the thunder blasted tree or the stricken eagle soar?
And all my days are trances 
and all my nightly dreams 
are where the gray eyed glances 
and where the footstep gleams

Plastic Diamond
It’s a pigeon quest 
to search the plastic ring 
while traffic lights 
they turn red 
and everything that’s around goes slow – goes slow
City structure – paper maps 
pay attention where’s no need to
Cool soft drinks and candy pops 
wending machines and children dreams 
a blooming haze a crystal sting 
so sweat so sweat
Destination is no longer 
worth a question destination
Oh lines and chords and strings 
in choirs they together sing 
Oh lines and chords and strings 
and lines and chords and 
in choirs they together sing 
in choirs they together sing
Plastic diamonds they don’t shine forever 
wooden ships they won’t swim forever 
there’s only few that lasts that lasts a lifetime 
plastic diamonds they don’t shine forever

Waves Inside
Oh it’s when we dive into the ocean 
with the waves inside our hearts to shake 
and the slight rain with the films and the sounds in the pillow filled rooms 
rhythm and control deep and full of joy 
nevertheless there is a fraud 
that caught – appeared from now and then
How far? 
An end? 
Dare a leap – of faith 
never easy never good 
pessimistic I 
I dare and you obey 
a magician in your eye.
Often caught within a thought 
and a steady weakness calls 
yourself to overdo it on and on 
A meaning is a sense for some but reasons can be hard to find 
If necessary? Oh for sure to life within the patterns.
How far? 
An end? 
Dare a leap – of faith – have faith! 
never easy never good 
pessimistic I 
I dare and you obey 
a magician in your eye. 
never easy never good 
pessimistic I I become a retrospective – looking glass of time

Dagger
They send their ships from far away 
sails strongly blown by future storms 
started with the tempest feelings 
woken from the sirens dreams 
a draft mature 
coast versus coast 
the emperor seeks for revenge
struck by a silver string 
the wave culture emerged 
I serve you dear 
oh emperor 
desire you my dear 
your like a dagger in my chest 
temper temper 
I’m like a dagger in your chest
Oh my dearest enemy 
fair enough you played your game 
each time we met on battlefields 
both grown old and full of greed 
the numbness bred by both of us 
and wasteland grew upon our leadership 
and all the sins that we caused, while hunting for more 
did not come to an end 
we once were friends of a noble mind 
but the world forced us not to grin – to grin and not to smile
How can you even it out…with the dead eyes in mind 
while you are drinking to the glory of the good old times
When you think about the people while you cry for more – you cry for more
How can you even it out with the dead eyes in mind 
while you are drinking to the glory of the good old times
When you think about the people will you cry for more – you cry for more
How can you even it out…
How can you even it out…
Struck by a silver string 
the wave culture emerged 
I serve you dear 
oh emperor 
desire you my dear 
your like a dagger in my chest 
temper temper 
I’m like a dagger in your chest

Life and function
Lost in thoughts lost in time 
with no outcome 
waste away 
just to exist 
build up homes for someone’s dreams
Life and function
Waste away
The beat of life just an event 
terrace houses 
construction sides 
social structures social state 
expectations tight defeat
Life and function
Built up an tear down 
assimilation waste away 
waste away 
what’s zeitgeist anyway?
All those paper books and pages torn 
we’re overwhelmed 
landscapes may illuminate 
like fields of gold 
motion captured in between 
random action – random noise 
the lake, the sea, a field of ice 
the nature sounds that nice
Motion captured in between 
random action random noise 
the lake the sea a field of ice 
mountain goats on Zion’s top

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Life and function 12″ LP was released on the 26th of June 2015 by Godzilla was a friend of mine and Krimskramz.

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