Backs

by ¡Son Turistas!

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“Backs” is the single from the forthcoming debut album “s/t”. Released on Gzygusk (gzygusk.de).

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released May 27, 2015

Vocals & guitars: Uli Himstedt II & Henrik D. A. Schimkus. Bass: Carl-John Hoffmann. Drums: Thomas von Volt. Lyrics: Uli Himstedt II.

Lyrics written by Uli Himstedt II. Music written by Uli Himstedt II, Henrik D. A. Schimkus, Carl-John Hoffmann & Thomas von Volt in February, 2013 (“Backs”) and July 2014 (“The Bitters”). Recorded by Carl-John Hoffmann at Niedervolthoudini Studios, Hamburg in March (“Backs”) and July, 2014 (“The Bitters”). Mixed and mastered by Carl-John Hoffmann at Niedervolthoudini Studios, Hamburg.

Backs (Phoooala Remix): Remix & mix by Ruben Ahlers. Mastered by Carl-John Hoffmann at Niedervolthoudini Studios, Hamburg.

Artwork: Martina Lenzin

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¡Son Turistas! Hamburg, Germany

Uli Himstedt’s fragile, honest and unpretentious drawings of different states of the soul and interpersonal intimacy are joined by Henrik Schimkus’s deeply Scandinavian, mostly sad and melancholic songs. Yet the band performs their material with the brightest smile and grin, which pretty much portrays the down- and the upside of life and everything. Melancholicious. Not exactly a walk in the park. ... more

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Track Name: Backs
You are here right now
I am not alone
whoever you are
I don’t really care
you lay down on the floor
and you ask for a massage
this place isn’t yours, no

It’s been the same mechanism
for a dozen years
some backs are smaller, some are wider
and ears at times wear rings
it’s been the same mechanism
for a dozen years
some hair is shorter, some is longer
some mouths whisper dirty things
oh yes, they do

You’re all white with body lotion
my hands slide up your back
I’m kissing your neck
we keep a slow but steady motion

It’s been the same mechanism
for a dozen years
some backs are smaller, some are wider
and ears at times wear rings
it’s been the same mechanism
for a dozen years
some hair is shorter, some is longer
some mouths whisper dirty things
oh yes, they do

You’re still here, but you'll be gone
and I’ll be wide awake
unable to sleep
at 2:15 a.m.
I know I will be scared
and I’ll wish the night away
for the loneliness to fade
Track Name: The Bitters
We rode our bikes to the lake
twenty-odd fifteen-year-olds
with booze and camping gear
the burning afternoon sun
began to sink
we were sweaty and in need for a drink
I'd got hold of an Italian bitters
shared with the girls
admired their curls
and after we'd quenched our thirst

Everyone took off their clothes
and got in the water that was still quite cold
everyone took off their clothes
and got in the water that was still quite cold

We got out of the lake
and went into the nearby woods
found a cherry farm, climbed its fences
and didn't do any good
the fruits we stole were still sour
when we returned to the campsite
we threw the cherries in the lake
and again

Everyone took off their clothes
and got in the water that was still quite cold
everyone took off their clothes
and got in the water that was still quite cold

We got out and shared towels
(what was new to me…)
we got dry and shared blankets
(…was the collective nudity)
I wasn't in love but in need
for a body to hold, for a body to hold me
I wasn't in love but in need
for lips to kiss, for lips to kiss me

Everyone took off their clothes
and got in the water that was still quite cold
everyone took off their clothes
and got in the water that was still quite cold
everyone took off their clothes
and got in the water that was still quite cold
everyone took off their clothes
and got in the water that was still quite cold

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