Woods of Birnam

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released 07 November 2014

WOODS OF BIRNAM ARE:

CHRISTIAN FRIEDEL VOCALS/CHOIRS/PIANO
PHILIPP MAKOLIES ELECTRIC GUITARS/ACOUSTIC GUITARS
UWE PASORA BASS/SOUND EFFECTS
LUDWIG BAUER KEYBOARDS/PIANO/ SOUND EFFECTS
CHRISTIAN GROCHAU DRUMS/PERCUSSION

ALL SONGS PLAYED, ARRANGED AND CO-PRODUCED BY
WOODS OF BIRNAM

ALBUM PRODUCED AND MIXED BY
TOBIAS SIEBERT

ENGINEERED BY THOMAS VON PESCATORE

RECORDED 2013 – 2014 AT
RADIOBUELLEBRUECK.COM
REPRESENTED BY LOOB

MASTERED BY BO KONDREN AT CALYX MASTERING

ARTWORK BY JONNYPOLKA.COM

PHOTOGRAPHY BY PIERRE HORN & EILEEN HUHN

FONT IN USE: STAN PRO BY
MAURICE GÖLDNER

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Woods of Birnam Germany

A deep dark forest, an icy wind. In the flickering lights beneath an age-old oak tree, a man is dancing lost in reverie. He is the Redeemer walking the earth, or so he thinks. “The Healer” is the debut single by Woods Of Birnam – a  band, based in Dresden, Germany, around singer and actor Christian Friedel. It’s a Michael Jackson-groove whirling among the constricting minor chords of Radiohead. ... more

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Track Name: I´ll Call Thee Hamlet
angels and ministers of grace defend us!
be thou a spirit of health or goblin damn’d,
bring with thee airs from heaven or blasts from hell, be thy intents wicked or charitable,
thou com’st in such a questionable shape
that I will speak to thee – speak to thee – speak to thee
speak to thee – speak to thee

I’ll call thee Hamlet / I’ll call thee Hamlet, o answer me.

it will not speak, then I will follow it –
follow it I do not set my life at a pin‘s fee,
and for my soul, what can it do to that,
and for my soul, what can it do to that,
being a thing immortal as itself;
it waves me forth again – forth again – forth again,
I’ll follow it. – (I’ll) follow it. – (I’ll) follow it.

I’ll call thee Hamlet / I’ll call thee Hamlet,
king, father, royal Dane / king, father, royal Dane.
o answer me.

what may this mean, that thou. /
dead corse, again in complete steel
revisits thus the glimpses of the moon, /
making night hideous / and we fools of nature
so horridly to shake our disposition - our disposition / with thoughts beyond the reaches of our souls?
with thoughts beyond the reaches of our souls? /
say why is this? wherefore?
say why is this? wherefore?

I’ll call thee Hamlet / I’ll call thee Hamlet,
king, father, royal Dane / king, father, royal Dane.
Track Name: The Healer
stay ‚till I know, ‚till you show, who is the leader
please let me cope, give me hope, I shall receive
why would I sway, should I play, the roman heathen
fall on my sword, so you know, that I believe
I will follow you through deserts
(I will) follow through the snow
I am dancing madly sideways
I am falling in slow-mo

although you know
I won‘t let go

and still I grow, and I know, there is a healer all,
saints and scum, come undone, I am his son
I will bless you in the desert
I will bless you in the snow
you‘ll be dancing madly sideways
I will send you down below

until I know
you can let go
the time has come for healers
the time has come – for us

until I know
you can let go
the time has come for healers
the time has come – for us until I know you can let go
the time has come for healers
the time has come – for what?
Track Name: Closer
closer / dramatic score and a mother
who could not stay with the other /
refugees in this hell
later / showing no mercy / we capture
an angry mob with a liar /
who couldn‘t pretend anymore

come closer / please close my eyes and stay /
so close to me your island will be lost and found again

closer / she took my heart and she left her
confusion here instead /
like stale air in my head

come closer / please close my eyes and stay /
so close to me your island will be lost and found again /
again

closer / our eyes dried out and I told her “I came, I saw, I conquered” /
just trying to make it work
come closer / come closer

come closer / please close my eyes and stay /
so close to me your island will be lost and found again
come closer now / this close to me
my heart
Track Name: Remembrance
mine eye hath play‘d the painter and hath stell‘d
thy beauty‘s form in table of my heart;
my body is the frame wherein ‚tis held,
and perspective it is the painter‘s art.

for through the painter must you see his skill,
to find where your true image pictured lies;
which in my bosom‘s shop is hanging still,
hat hath his windows glazed with thine eyes.

now see what good turns eyes for eyes –
now see what good turns eyes for eyes have done:

now see what good turns eyes for eyes have done:
mine eyes have drawn thy shape, and thine for me
are windows to my breast, where-through the sun
delights to peep, to gaze therein on thee;

now see what good turns eyes for eyes –
now see what good turns eyes for eyes have done:

yet eyes this cunning want to grace their art;
they draw but what they see, know not the heart.
now see what good turns eyes for eyes –
now see what good turns eyes for eyes have done.
Track Name: Horizon
join the event horizon
feel and enjoy the rising
infinite possibilities
no rules – no boundaries
Track Name: Falling
don‘t you feel the time
all enduring night
across my face your silhouette
suspended here for so long

don‘t you know you‘re sleepless now
am I really standing alone
maybe I‘m falling / falling
maybe I‘m falling / falling
so long / so long / so long /
suspended here for so long

hint of morning glow
shrouded in the cold
feel the fire interplay
suspended here for so long
the light and dark entwined
turn my head with the tide
the never ending pirouette
suspended here for so long

don‘t you know you‘re sleepless now
am I really standing alone
maybe I‘m falling / falling
maybe I‘m falling / falling
falling / falling / falling / falling
Track Name: Soon
summer has branded
tanned and united
a dream a desire
so deep inside
I was blind and I needed
I needed your breath
would you‘ve let me guide you through –
through the way that I feel

and all you say is
soon
but I don‘t know anything‘bout you
yet you own what no-one knew

the colours of the rainbow
but all you see is red and
your fear is a smile
and your smile is so cold
I‘m waitin‘ for you to leave me
to throw up and spit out
your kisses your smiles,
it‘s just the way that I feel

and all you say is
soon
but I don‘t know anything‘bout you
yet you own what no-one knew
Track Name: Down
I had no time for sorrow
I was waiting in some bar
fleeing is the easy way
I was crying in some car

I was never down / so far
I was never down / now I‘m not living
I was never down / it‘s easier
to be never down / but I‘ve forgiven

I enjoyed sunsets
and all that worthless stuff
I can‘t stand my dreariness
now I think it‘s enough

I was never down / so far
I was never down / see I am living
I was never down / it‘s easier
to be never down / now I‘ve forgiven

now I‘m running / I‘m feeling
I‘m a bit scared / I‘ll loose my soul forever
and I‘m fighting / not healing
cause I still dare / to think will be together
Track Name: Dance
love‘s an ocean / colder than the stars
spiralling up in milky ways
my devotion
hurts me like a scar
never healed in endless pain
dance / dance
love‘s a giant
exhausted to the core
red and bigger than the sun
an implosion
fight the Trojan war
you don‘t mean that much too me
we‘ll be dancing, riding on that wave,
particles explode around

we‘ll be dancing, in the lightning,
we‘ll be dancing, oooohh

we‘re an ocean / colder than the stars
spiralling up in milky ways
my devotion / hurts me like a scar
never healed in endless pain
we‘ll be dancing, riding on that wave
particles explode around

we‘ll be dancing / in the lightning /
we‘ll be dancing / oooohh
dance / dance / dance / oooohh

we‘ll be dancing / in the lightning / oho
we‘re advancing / we‘re enlightning / oho
love‘s a giant / love‘s an ocean / oho
we‘ll be dancing / in the lightning /
we‘ll be dancing / oooohh
dance / dance / dance / oooohh
Track Name: Apparition
he shall never vanquish‘d be until
great Birnam wood to high Dunsinane hill
we shall against him
we shall against him

that will never be
who can impress the forest, bid the tree
unfix his earth-bound
unfix his earth-bound root?

sweet bodements! good!
sweet bodements! good!
Track Name: Daylight
come away, come away, death,
and in sad cypres let me be laid;
fly away, fly away, breath;
I am slain by a fair cruel maid.
stuck all with yew / no one so true
ah – ah – ah – ah

the daylight / your fair shade / an overcoat of shame
in dead night / so darkly bright / O come away, I‘m slain
ah – ah – ah – ah

all days are darkened nights,
to see till I see thee,
and nights are all bright days,
when dreams do show thee me.

the daylight / your fair shade / an overcoat of shame
in dead night / so darkly bright / O come away, I‘m slain
Track Name: Woods of Birnam
out all
all our yesterdays
have lighted fools
out, out brief candle!
‘morrow and tomorrow
fretting on stage
then is heard no more

life is but a poor player
life is but a tale
full of sound and fury and exuberance
told to us by an idiot
who stands upon the stage and then
then is heard no more

a tale
the way to dusty death
from day to day
signifying nothing
‘morrow and tomorrow
strutting on stage
‘till the last syllable of time

life is but a poor player
life is but a tale
full of sound and fury and exuberance
told to us by an idiot
who stands upon the stage and then
then is heard no more