Independent

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released June 5, 2015

Moritz Schinn: Drums, Backup Vocals
Timo Rinker: Bass
Fabian Nusshardt: Guitar
Dominik Thoma: Trumpet
Sebastian Perzl: Trombone
Dominik Franciosi: Sax
Benedikt Kopfmüller: Vocals

Produced/Recorded/Mixed/Mastered Jan-Feb 2015
by Robert "Hubi" Hofmann @ Ø Studio Abensberg (www.hubihofmann.de)
Artwork by Attila Henning (www.foto-design-henning.de)

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Track Name: We Are On A Journey
WE ARE ON A JOURNEY
(Lyrics by Moritz Schinn/Benedikt Kopfmüller)

an office drudge called Joseph
is workin' in a big concern
checking mails, sending mails, placing calls
and always brown-nose the boss
he's working like a machine
24/7 - 9 to 5
he's working just to exist
searching for his social life

where is it? (6x)

the family's out for dinner
spending some time together
Tommy’s absorbed in his smartphone screen
facebook is always better...
so let's whatsapp together and read all his tweets
Tommy's taking selfies and shares them with me
instagram, twitter, facebook and flickr
and his parents are smiling the sadness away

where is the conversation in our fucking population?
I lose my concentration - I'm focused on success
where is the conversation in our fucking population?
I lose my concentration - I'm focused on success
let's go!

where is it? (6x)

(solo: Fabi)

but I'm a bit too busy now
I got no place for individuality
and we are on a journey
losing our identity, yeah

where is the conversation in our fucking population?
I lose my concentration - I'm focused on success
where is the conversation in our fucking population?
I lose my concentration - I'm focused on success

where is it? (15x)

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Track Name: Hope
HOPE
(Lyrics by Moritz Schinn/Benedikt Kopfmüller/Robert Hubi Hofmann)

hope is what we're looking for
but they all say we won't find it anymore
hope is what we expect from life
so keep on searchin', you won't regret it!
always try to keep your faith
anytime in any place
always try to keep your soul
this way you can achieve your goal

hope, hope - we all try to find
hope, hope - we all have to find
hope, hope - we all try to find
to find hope, to find hope
hope, hope - we all try to find
hope, hope - we all have to find
hope, hope - we all try to find
to find hope, to find hope

you're counting the days to the massive change
you number the hours of every fucking day
wastin' and wailin' you won't get far
so keep on waiting, you will not find it!
establish your dreams - believe in your skills
expand your horizon to get you some thrills
a thread to guide you through the rest of your life
the way to pleasure your will to thrive

hope, hope - we all try to find
hope, hope - we all have to find
hope, hope - we all try to find
to find hope, to find hope
hope, hope - we all try to find
hope, hope - we all have to find
hope, hope - we all try to find
to find hope, to find hope
to find hope, to find hope
to find hope, to find hope...

hope - we all try to find hope
we all have to find hope
we all try to find hope
hope - we all try to find hope
we all have to find hope
we all try to find hope

hope, hope - we all try to find
hope, hope - we all have to find
hope, hope - we all try to find
to find hope, to find hope
hope, hope - we all try to find
hope, hope - we all have to find
hope, hope - we all try to find
to find hope, to find hope
to find hope, to find hope
to find hope, to find hope

www.noise-island.com
Track Name: Individuality
INDIVIDUALITY
(Lyrics by Moritz Schinn)

I'm searching for myself
in the deepest corners of the world
I tried every type of style
well that took me quite a while
so soon I realized
I'm able to be everything
but I just can’t handle it
a cheers for individuality

they want you to be more like them
and I want you to be more like me
you want yourself to be more like the cool kids
nobody can find the right frequency

I got my individuality to express myself
but I can’t find my frequency
where I can fit in exactly
spendin' too much time at home
praying to the television
so I will change, I will change my decision

you all get me crazy
I don't wanna choose a favorite
I thought I got the opportunity
but I know what you want me to be
I should be the good boy
your perception of politeness
but I don't wanna be your setting
'cause I got my own face

your daddy wants you to reach the top
and your mama wants you to be loved
and your teachers want you to shut up
so don’t give a fuck, don’t give a fuck

I got my individuality to express myself
but I can’t find my frequency
where I can fit in exactly, yeah
spendin' too much time at home
praying to the television
so I will change, I will change my decision

(solo: Fabi)

I got my individuality to express myself
but I can’t find my frequency
where I can fit in exactly, yeah
spendin' too much time at home
praying to the television
so I will change, I will change my decision

I fucked up!

www.noise-island.com
Track Name: Superman
SUPERMAN
(Lyrics by Moritz Schinn/Benedikt Kopfmüller)

I am the steam engine - I am the the train station
I keep your world turning - that's my destiny
I am the wolf mother - I am the foot soldier
I am in everything and everything is in me
I am the rolling stone - I am your breaking bone
I am your mind controlling your brain
I am your nightmare - I am your cold sweat
I am your leader rushin' through your veins

I am superman
I am strong enough
to blow your brain
to blow your brain

you are addicted to my painful effect
a masochist waitin' for my attack
I keep your heart beating constantly
the only price is your fidelity
you only breathe with my help
you only sleep with my protection
I am the one who keeps you alive
never change a running system

I am superman
I am strong enough
to blow your brain
to blow your brain
you need me!

save my soul
I'm better without you
keep losing control
it feels like I'm in love with you
save my soul
I'm better without you
keep losing control
it feels like I'm in love with you
save my soul
I'm better without you
keep losing control
it feels like I'm in love with you

I am the steam engine - I am the train station

www.noise-island.com
Track Name: Truman Show
TRUMAN SHOW
(Lyrics by Moritz Schinn/Benedikt Kopfmüller)

(solo: Fabi)

they're scheming my world and watching me
I'm the main actor in this fake scenery
I'm crawlin' through my daily routine
it's the same fucking town where I've always been
like an empty battery I am low
I'm feeling like Jim Carrey in the Truman show
I wanna hide, I wanna run
so fuck the system - I'm out, I'm done

but when they see me standing they're talking and watching me
they scheme my world and don't wanna set me free
I wanna get out of this cage and fight for my history
and it feels like 20 million eyes are watching me, yeah

I am destroyed - I feel the pain
there's so much confusion in my brain
all I want, all I expect
is a normal life, but I can't see no change
won't get no sleep, won't get no sign
I think their cameras are watching me all the time
I wanna hide, I wanna run
so fuck the system - I'm out, I'm done

when they see me standing they're talking and watching me
they scheme my world and don't wanna set me free
I wanna get out of this cage and fight for my history
'cause it feels like 20 million eyes are watching me, yeah

can't turn back time, can't get no sleep
the fear is too close and the hole too deep
so much confusion in my head
I feel lonely, I feel sad
time is running through my hands
paranoid liquid through my veins
too much freaky stuff on too many freaky days
there's no day without the fear - I feel it everyday the end is near
no one knows when the end will come, so I will shed no fucking tear
I will accept the days as they come
but I won't forget the shit they've done

when they see me standing they're talking and watching me
they scheme my world and don't wanna set me free
I wanna get out of this cage and fight for my history
'cause it feels like 20 million eyes are watching me

they are watching me
they are watching me, watching me
they are watching me

www.noise-island.com
Track Name: Back In Town
BACK IN TOWN
(Lyrics by Moritz Schinn/Benedikt Kopfmüller/Robert Hubi Hofmann)

(solo: Fabi)

last night's bloody pictures capture my brain
I have to leave this city before I get insane
I blink back my tears and grab my bag
'cause I'm the usual suspect
the smelly garbage dump and the city smog
the paranoid hobos round my block
the last impressions of my bloody track
'cause I'm the usual suspect

a brand new landscape in a brand new world
no longer hidin' - no more dirt
I miss it already - I can’t get no sleep
I'm feelin' like a stranger, that's not my destiny
the reeds are swayin' slowly - the calm before the storm
I can sense the danger 'cause I will return and fight

I'll be back in town and I will clear that case
and their heads will roll 'cause I will find the evidence
I'll be back in town - no matter what they say
and if I die I'll have a smile on my face
I'll be back in town and I will clear that case
and their heads will roll 'cause I will find the evidence
I'll be back in town - no matter what they say
and if I die I'll have a smile on my face

I came, I saw, I conquered, but it's not the same
there's just my hometown blood running through my veins
so fuck the consequences, I have to go back
fuck the usual suspect
I'm a homeless man, but I will return
I have to fight for my own place in this cruel world
the last breath I take and the last words I say
a declaration of love to my city

you will see me again suckers!

(solo: Fabi)

same old landscape - same old sound
no longer hiding - they can't bring me down
home is where the heart is - my heart is buried here
my city relieves me of pain and tears and fear

now I'm back in town and I'm no longer lost
but they're hunting me - I have to act like a ghost
now I'm back in town - no matter what they say
and if I die I'll have a smile on my face
now I'm back in town and I'm no longer lost
but they're hunting me - I have to act like a ghost
now I'm back in town - no matter what they say
and if I die at least I'm back in my home town again

www.noise-island.com
Track Name: Start 'N' Go
START 'N' GO
(Lyrics by Benedikt Kopfmüller/Moritz Schinn/Robert Hubi Hofmann)

laziness is killing me, I'm addicted to my bed
my body tries to rip off the sheet - my mind chokes down the order
searching for more excuses to short-circuit the work
I'm stavin' off the duties 'cause I fail to do my jobs

start 'n' go - keep it goin'
start 'n' go - get movin'
start 'n' go - keep it goin'
start 'n' go - get movin'

there are a 1000 ways to waste your dumb 'n' silly life
I swear you'll rue it and your hateful strife
if the world turns right, a minority will turn away
it's now or never go and start today!

laziness is killing me, I'm addicted to my bed
I'm afraid of never acting right
this eternal fear is fettering my mind
tryin' to conquer my weaker self and hoping for a change
he puts me in chains
I try to escape
he wants me to stay
I gotta get away!

start 'n' go - keep it goin'
start 'n' go - get movin'

there are a 1000 ways to waste your dumb 'n' silly life
I swear you'll rue it and your hateful strife
if the world turns right, a minority will turn away
it's now or never go and start today!

there are a 1000 ways to waste your dumb 'n' silly life
I swear you'll rue it and your hateful strife
if the world turns right, a minority will turn away
it's now or never go and start today!

www.noise-island.com
Track Name: Million Miles Away
MILLION MILES AWAY
(Lyrics by Benedikt Kopfmüller/Moritz Schinn)

we are who we are and we go where we go
and we say what we say, baby let me say...
it seems to me we all are free
but now it's time for reality

we are what we are and we try what we try
and we do what we do, baby let me do...
it seems to me we all agree
but now it's time for reality

no one cares if you go away
no one cares if you decide to stay
no one cares 'bout the time you have
no one cares what you deserve

home...
a million miles away from home (8x)

we are who we are and we go where we go, baby let me go...
we try what we try, so baby let me try
we do what we do, so baby let me do...

(solo: Basti - Thoma - FJ)

home...
a million miles away from home (12x)

www.noise-island.com
Track Name: Notorious Liars
NOTORIOUS LIARS
(Lyrics by Benedikt Kopfmüller/Robert Hubi Hofmann)

ridin' on a horse in the wild wild west
see me starin' at the sun - heavy armor on my chest
so cool as it seems, I had a hard long day
lying is hard - do you think you wanna stay?
got to get together when the sun goes down
I am the king yeah, do you see my crown?
that's one of those lies - I got no money in my pocket
lying goes on yeah - do you think you got it?
got it, got it, got it
let me see if you got it, got it, got it
but when you think you've got it, got it, got it
let me see yeah - your lie is shit...
what you gonna do when you fall for a lie?
what you gonna do when I start a fight? you won't die...
you won't die!

we are notorious (3x) liars
we are notorious (3x) liars

yesterday I was fightin' a bear
he thought I was weak, but now I'm here
two miles away from the next big city
still feeling fine and still feeling pretty
if I can fool you I'm satisfied
it's my calling yeah - I'm certified
that's one of those lies - I'm a lousy quitter
what I am telling you is litter...
got it, got it, got it
let me see if you got it, got it, got it
but when you think you've got it, got it, got it
let me see yeah - your lie is shit...
nothing to do, nothing to lose
anything could happen - I would not refuse to be a liar
to be a liar

we are notorious (3x) liars
we are notorious (3x) liars

(solo: Fabi)

we are notorious (3x) liars
we are notorious (3x) liars
we are notorious (3x) liars
we are notorious (3x) liars

www.noise-island.com
Track Name: Sense Of Tomorrow
SENSE OF TOMORROW
(Lyrics by Moritz Schinn)

sit down girl, let me talk to you baby
I've been waiting for a long long time
let me know your plans for the future
let us leave all that shit behind
all we do is waitin' and waitin'
waitin' for jesus and change
but girl you know the times are a-changin'
independence is what we’re lookin' for

we keep searching for the sense of tomorrow
dissenting minds with the force to change
we are the black sheep among the white ones
forever black we resist the crowd

but we will go our way
we will break free 'cause we can't stay
we're not just living for today
'cause we are searching for the sense of tomorrow
and I'm not gonna change my mind
'cause in the end we will die
so we keep livin' our lives
and keep searching for the sense of tomorrow

our defiance is our interface
against the law - against all
we don't accept our social place
we don't accept this social brawl
'cause all we do is waitin' and waitin'
waitin' for jesus and change
but girl you know the times are a-changin'
independence is what we’re lookin' for

but we will go our way
we will break free 'cause we can't stay
we're not just living for today
'cause we are searching for the sense of tomorrow
and I'm not gonna change my mind
'cause in the end we will die
so we keep livin' our lives
and keep searching for the sense of tomorrow

we keep searchin' for the sense of tomorrow
searchin' for tomorrow
we are searchin', searchin' for tomorrow
searchin' for tomorrow

www.noise-island.com
Track Name: Independent
INDEPENDENT
(Lyrics by Moritz Schinn/Benedikt Kopfmüller)

do you remember?
the first night we went out...
do you remember?
we were singin' and jumpin' and smokin' and we felt so proud
the first draft of the beer...
we were writin' our names in the sand to evince we were here
we were here...

do you remember?
Johnny's first breath...
do you remember?
and he gets higher and he saw the demons choking to death
most nights are done...
but I know the good times just begun

comin' home tonight (4x)

do you remember?
we were raisin' our hands and we saw the sun go down
all the times that we had and the times that for sure will come
remember the drugs, the hate and the love and the faith
all the tears, all the anger, the fear and the danger
all the danger...

do you remember?
all the nights we've had...
do you regret them?
and all the things we've done?
times are changin'
all the hope gets lost
live in the present
but don't forget about the past

comin' home tonight (4x)

(solo: Fabi)

comin' home tonight (4x)
oh oh oh oh (4x)

do you remember?
think about your friends...
don't forget it
we are independent

www.noise-island.com