Former Selves

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released April 4, 2013

Like Lovers
Former Selves

Six songs, recorded between 2005 and 2013 in bedrooms, studios and living rooms. A document of change. Songs, compiled to be anthems to the movement of time.

All music written, performed, recorded & mixed by Jan Kerscher
Drums & Percussions on “Again” and “Walls” by Joda Foerster Drums, Vocal FX on “Serious Man” as well as Vocal FX, recording & mixing on “Again” by Elias Foerster

Bass love on “Serious Man” by Menny Leusmann
Sitar fun on “Walls” by Pat McCranc

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Track Name: Again
Lyrics:

I swim, i swim, i swim, i fall,
Through the flow of this dream,
Barely aware.

We‘re born all awake.
And then we fall asleep in the pillow of our thought,
And there i find that silent wish,

And i know i can be there,
When this moment awakes for once,
I sleep not, I sleep not.

I wanna see clear when the world is alive for us,
and sometimes i do but then
I fall asleep again.

I get swallowed again.
Swallowed again by the mouth of the stream.
We lead our vessels blindly.

So we live and we die all asleep,
And we love and we kill and we cry.
All asleep.

And the so-called gravity chains us to the so-called ground,
While there‘s another sky waiting beneath the gray one that we paint when we‘re not there

When this moment awakes for once
We sleepwalk, we sleepwalk.

We don‘t see clear while the world is alive for us.
We sleepwalk, we sleepwalk.

We fall.
We fall asleep again.
Track Name: Teach Me The Right Then
Lyrics:

Stop running away
Stop running away

It‘s such a shame for you and me

And where will you go
And where will i go?

There‘s no place for us together
We‘ll have to part or to die

There‘s no space to avoid collisions in life
But neither life nor reason are always right

Why can‘t you just say one last word?
And why can‘t you just come and teach me how to love?
It‘s so little i demand, so why?

Where are we now?
Where are we now?
Track Name: Serious Man
Lyrics:

Am i coming back into a place?
Or a space of time?
Or just a state of mind?

And why does it bother me at all?
For i have become a serious man.
But i‘m alone now, so i‘m letting go.
For now.

I let my lids fall over my eyes to liberate me from all.
So the lights of the past can take over my sight,
to distract me and take me where the world is still alright.

I‘m coming back for now.
And i guess this craving, it would eat me up,
When these thoughts became alive.
And they do..
Just now.

I let my lids fall over my eyes to liberate me from all.
So the lights of the past can take over my sight,
to distract me and take me where the world is still alright.

And i ask myself,
Where is this taking me?
Where is this taking me?

Here it became all dark now and cold.
Look, how deserted is this place.

It‘s all i wanted for so long,
All those moments, they‘re gone.

The paper oceans i collected to remind,
they‘re all i need.

I‘m coming back to be the light.
Cause it‘s all i need.

And i still got a paper ocean to remind
It‘s all i need, that‘s all i need.

This is all i know,
This is all i dare to hold.

This is all i need.
Track Name: Walls
Lyrics:

This weather is crawling its way down,
Down the sky and into my mind.

And the walls that we‘ve built between us,
They‘re falling part,
I‘m falling apart.


And this room will be so cold without you,
But the snow hides it all too smooth.

It‘s all beautiful, you see?
It‘s beautiful.


Nothing but love,
Nothing but love,
It can‘t make you stay,
It takes you away.

Nothing but love,
Nothing but love,
I can‘t make you stay,
It takes you away.

And everything blurs,
And everything hurts.
The world goes its way,
It‘s leaving behind all of your faith.
Track Name: Too Long
Lyrics:

How do you know if i‘m still the same?
When you‘re lost in the thought of how to know.

And how do you know the worst of all names?
How do you know?

Couldn‘t you be wrong this time?

It‘s been so long that i‘ve felt myself.
It‘s been too long.

It‘s been so long and i‘m still the same.
It‘s been too long.
Track Name: Serious Man (Acoustic Version)
Lyrics:

Am i coming back into a place?
Or a space of time?
Or just a state of mind?

And why does it bother me at all?
For i have become a serious man.
But i‘m alone now, so i‘m letting go.
For now.

I let my lids fall over my eyes to liberate me from all.
So the lights of the past can take over my sight,
to distract me and take me where the world is still alright.

I‘m coming back for now.
And i guess this craving, it would eat me up,
When these thoughts became alive.
And they do..
Just now.

I let my lids fall over my eyes to liberate me from all.
So the lights of the past can take over my sight,
to distract me and take me where the world is still alright.

And i ask myself,
Where is this taking me?
Where is this taking me?

Here it became all dark now and cold.
Look, how deserted is this place.

It‘s all i wanted for so long,
All those moments, they‘re gone.

The paper oceans i collected to remind,
they‘re all i need.