All I Can Make Out in the Dark

by Affection Play

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The first album from Munich-based indie rock band Affection Play.

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released August 28, 2014

All songs composed and performed by Adrian vom Baur, Fabian Herschel, Florian Bihler, and Miriam Kraft. Lyrics by Adrian vom Baur (tracks 1-8) and Fabian Herschel (track 9). Mixed by Florian Bihler. Cover artwork by Adrian vom Baur.

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indie rock band from Munich, Germany

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Track Name: Intelligent People Are Rarely Happy
Wouldn't you say life is wonderful?
All the pretty cars, all the tasty food
All the nice clothes, all the fine people
Isn't there so much in the world to be happy about?

But your clothing is soaked with children’s tears
And the food on your table is suffering and death
How can you ever enjoy any of it?
How can you love to live in this world?

Ignorance is bliss, they say
The less you think, the more you feel
Like everything's just the way it’s supposed to be

(But) can you choose to ignore it all?
Can you open your eyes to our cruel world and still smile?
Do you dare to find out what’s really going on?
If you do, how can you ever laugh again?

The answers aren't that well hidden
You just need to want to find out
But don't expect them to be simple
Or that it's easy to live with the knowledge

It might make you want to do something
Only to find out that little can be done
But does that mean it's alright to do nothing?
To party on like all is just fine?

Ignorance is bliss, they say
The more you know, the more you see
That there really ain’t that much to be happy about

Can you choose to ignore it all?
Can you open your eyes to our cruel world and still smile?
Do you dare to find out what’s really going on?
If you do, how can you ever laugh again?
Can you ever laugh again?
Track Name: Underappreciated
I enter a bar and I start scanning the crowd
Most of the girls don't interest me at all
(and they're already making out with some boring assholes, anyway)

So I keep looking around
Who's looking for me?

I keep looking around 'til I see one that's kind of my type
She seems to be on her own, so I bear up and walk over to her.
But instead of being grateful that a great guy like me noticed her, she's all like
“You don't know me and I don't wanna talk to you, so fuck off”

So I keep looking around
Who's looking for me?

Who do you think you are?
And how can you reject me?
How are you the one who's picky?
And why does this keep bothering me?

Who do you think you are?
And how can you reject me?
How are you the one who's picky?
And why doesn't anyone appreciate me?
Track Name: Felt Like Forever
Last night at a friend's place we were dancing
We barely spoke a word but it felt so right
Later we went out to the shore of the river
Where we sat so close, talking all night

But then you mentioned your boyfriend
Boy, what a disappointment

And it felt like forever
When your hand touched mine
Someone stopped the time
Just a moment that lasted all night

And it felt like forever
When your eyes met mine
I forgot my line
Dazed and stunned, I got lost in their light

As we sat there I leaned in to kiss you
Almost did it – usually, I'm shy
Wondering what might happen, I hesitated
The sun had come up as we said goodbye

Again you mentioned your damn boyfriend
Boy, what a disappointment

Then I said “fuck it” and just did it
Kissed you on the mouth
And you didn't object, seemed to like it in fact
All my doubts were in vain, it turned out

And it felt like forever
When your lips touched mine
Someone stopped the time
Times like these are what life is about

At least that's how I wish it had been
Not impossible, it would seem

And it felt like forever
When your hand touched mine
Someone stopped the time
Just a moment that lasted all night

And it felt like forever
When your eyes met mine
I forgot my line
Dazed and stunned, I got lost in their light
Track Name: Oh
The curve of your back
Is all I can make out in the dark
moving slowly with your breath
I want to reach out
Pull you close and put my arm around you
But I fear it might wake you up
And now I can't sleep
The night rewinding in my head
And the day I spent by your side

But the morning will surely come--
It's already getting light out--
Taking you away, never to return to...

Me Oh Oh Oh

I knew it before
Knew it wouldn't last past today
Knew you couldn't stay
But now it tears me apart
How can I just let you go
After spending one of the best
Days and nights of my life
Getting to know you
And knowing that this should go on

But the morning will surely come--
It's already getting light out--
Taking you away, never to return to...

Me Oh Oh Oh
Track Name: Well, Corpses Don't Stay Pretty for Long
If I want to create
And I wanna be great
(Is there a right kind of life I need to choose?)
Interesting and productive –
Doesn't it sound seductive?

Live fast and die young
Burn the candle at both ends
Die when you're twenty-seven
Leave a beautiful corpse
(A beautiful corpse)

Well, corpses don't stay pretty for long
Maybe a boring life is the better way to go on

Being interesting takes a lot of time
Do I have a better use for mine?
Do I spend my life making something
Or look fascinating doing nothing?

Live fast and die young
Burn the candle at both ends
Die when you're twenty-seven
Leave a beautiful corpse
(A beautiful corpse)

Well, corpses don't stay pretty for long
Maybe like a boring life is the better way to go on
Track Name: I've Never Loved
I've never found
Someone I could love
As much as I'm bound
To be capable of
Although I want it so
To love, I don't know
To whom I could give
Love as long as I live

I've never loved
As much as I feel
That I could love
Somebody for real

This love that I've got
It's for someone new
It's not that I'm not
Attracted to you
But you're not the one
The one who'll go on
And restore my heart
When it's missing a part

I've never loved
As much as I feel
That I could love
Somebody for real
Track Name: Loneliness (Despised Companion)
Bittersweet silence, never pierced by noise
Just me and my thoughts, nobody else
My room is empty, but not my head
My mind is racing while I sit on my bed
But there's this longing, a void in my soul
Am I incomplete and lonely or alone but whole?
I'm breathing hard, my heart's beating fast
It feels like I'm dying, how long will it last?

It's wearing my soul, squashing my heart
It's draining my life force, I'm missing a part
It's ripping at my core
I can't take it anymore

I'm lonely 'cause I want it
I'm lonely, though I hate it
I'm lonely, can you help me?
I'm lonely and won't change it

Oftentimes, I lie here at night
Feeling an urge I don't want to fight
Embracing my blanket, craving the touch
Of another human, I need it so much
However, whenever I do get the chance
To let someone in, I close up in advance
It's wearing my soul, squashing my heart
It's draining my life force, I'm missing a part

It's wearing my soul, squashing my heart
It's draining my life force, I'm missing a part
It's ripping at my core
I can't take it anymore

I'm lonely 'cause I want it
I'm lonely, though I hate it
I'm lonely, can you help me?
I'm lonely and won't change it
Track Name: Tear Me Apart
I think you like me, do you not?
You seem just barely out of my reach
It feels like you might love me yet
If only I tried hard enough
I’d do anything to win your heart
But you don’t want me, do you?

Won’t you give me just a hint
To make me see I have no chance

Tell me to go
Break my heart
Send me away
Tear me apart

I tried to make it go away
But I can’t help still seeing hope
When will you stop this cruel game?
Just break my heart and set me free
Please stop killing me slowly
I can’t stand the torture anymore

Smash my love and burn the pieces
I don’t care, just end it now

Tell me to go
Break my heart
Send me away
Tear me apart

Stomp on my feelings
Burst all my dreams
Drown my desire
And don’t give me hope

Tell me to go
Break my heart
Send me away
Tear me apart
Track Name: Forsaken
It's a dark night
No flowers on the ground
And you see no more happy children play
Everything is grey
Fog is hanging over hills
I walked for hours through the night
A long and winding road, you see

Nobody’s with me
I'm on my way alone
In this hour of darkness

And everything I do
I do it just for you
Want to be the only one by your side
And hold you in my arms
But you've forsaken me

Suffering in the pouring rain
It’s wet and cold again
And very far away I hear hundreds of wolves howling
Doubt is coming to my mind
Do I fail or do I handle it right?
Wanting to make sense of life
And join you until the end

Nobody’s with me
I’m on my way alone
In this hour of darkness

And everything I do
I do it just for you
Want to be the only one by your side
And hold you in my arms
But you've forsaken me
(You've forsaken me)

But I can never love you
Never trust you again

And I will never see you
Never talk to you again

And I will never kiss you
Never dream of you again

And I will never love you
'Cause you've forsaken me