Nouveau Liberty

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Alaska – Nouveau Liberty (2005, Marsh-Marigold Records / CD / jewelcase)

very personal, fragile acoustic indie-chamber-pop album, influenced by bands such as Belle & Sebastian, Fieldmice and the Orchids.

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released January 9, 2005

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alaska Hamburg, Germany

alaska are an Indie-Pop Band much influenced by british 80´s wave music, C86 and Shoegazer Noise- Pop.


Their music can be described as briskly, nostalgic, contemplative and fragile in combination with hymnal, melancholic moods and a curious voice, resembling a bit the young Dan Treacy.
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Track Name: Beauty of the world
Beauty of the world

Judith sighs when her hands glide off the handshake
She enjoys the silent tears
She collects a silver rainbow in water colours
She belongs in here

Come on, Come on! There´s a world outside to laugh at
Her cheeks glow in perfect red
There are flowers in the backyard
She wants to kiss them
She wants it to stay perfect

She loves the beauty of the world
She loves the beauty of the moment
She loves the beauty of the world
She loves the beauty of perfection
And she knows she´d never stop to feel this way

The teacher sighs, because her eyes glide through the window
She is far away
She doesn´t care too much for school now
She wants to be outside

Come on, Come on! The Bees are humming at the playground
So she leaves the room
She enjoys the silent beauty of the world
She loves it to be perfect

She loves the beauty of the world
She loves the beauty of the moment
She loves the beauty of the world
She loves the beauty of perfection
And she knows she´d never stop to feel this way...
Track Name: She was a rockstar
She was a rockstar

She had found a lyric and a rockstar syndrome
In the back of her mind when she was drunk
She took it out to parties in the neighbourhood
And she didn´t feel it coming when she sank

She was a rockstar on tangerine street
With a guitar and a filmed art and a chewing gum belief
She dreamed of soft cake and of beer in the bed
With lovers and lobsters and a chewing gum belief

She forgot the lyric when there wasn´t a first row
It made her feel a liitle weird that no one joined her show
She went to her own parties with her, herself and her
The pills could take the pain, but they couldn´t bring the freedom back again

She was a rockstar on tangerine street
With a guitar and a filmed art and a chewing gum belief
She dreamed of soft cake and of beer in the bed
With lovers and lobsters and a chewing gum belief

She simply wasn´t made for being a rockstar
Track Name: Jonathan hides
Jonathan hides

Jonathan woke up last night with a strange thought on his mind
It´s not that he´s sick of the ride
It´s not the way she hides

Jonathan gets cruel sometimes
When the winter even knocks on his door
It´s not that he´s too shy
It´s not the way she hides

She´s too young he thinks sometimes
She´s too sudden all in a while
She´s a song he sings at night
She´s the greatest one of them all

Jonathan can taste her flavour
Silently he falls asleep
He thinks it might be better to wait until spring has come
It´s not the way he hides

She´s too young he thinks sometimes
She´s too sudden all in a while
She´s a song he sings at night
She´s the greatest one of them all

She is all he ever dreamed of
Track Name: Electric strokes
Electric Strokes

My heart is full of hope
My heart is full of humming bees
And full of electric strokes
I don´t suppose you know

My eyes can break the ice
My eyes discover humming bees
I found my electric stroke
I don´t suppose you know

You won´t leave me know
You won´t leave me anyway
to stay

You can´t leave me now
can´t leave me now
can´t leave me now
You won´t leave me now

My heart is full of hope
And I don´t think I will ever be more free

You won´t leave me now
You won´t leave me anyhow
You can´t leave me now
I don´t suppose you know

You can´t break the ice
Silver rippling skies
To feed you up with all I need
I need you her with me together
We can´t be something else

You can´t leave me now
Can´t leave me now
Won´t leave me now...
Track Name: Dropping on a conversation
She throws a staring lipstick eye
Out at the world to go on by
She´s dropping on a conversation
She´s part of the game

She looks at milky unshaped forms
She looked too deep inside of her glass
She´s dropping on a conversation
She´s part of the game

And if you want to lose control
And if you want to be with us
If you can´t handle it yourself
You´re quite a lousy liar above all

She made a golden shiver sigh
She´s at the world to go on by
She´s dropping on conversation
She´s part of the game

She looks at millky unshaped forms
She looked too deep inside of her glass
She´s dropping on a conversation
She´s part of the game

And if you want to lose control
And if you want to be with us
If you can´t handle it yourself
You´re quite a lousy liar above all
Track Name: Married with a measurable lack of hope
Married with a measurable lack of hope

Sorry, but he doesn´t think of ways
And the morning doesn´t seem to come too early
The pictures she had put into words
Make it easier to simply let it all hang loose

She starts singing to him, because she knows he´s married with a lack of hope
She starts praying for him, because she can feel the coldness in his lonely soul
And she says "I don´t want to love you"! "I don´t want to love you now!"
"I don´t want to feel the usual way"

The sun dares a look through some glass
And the bed feels warm and safe without a warning
A hand that touches two eyes feels so soft and light and cures away the mourning

He starts falling in love, because he knows she´s married with a lack of hope
And he starts singing to her, because he can feel that she´s a sister in his soul
He wants to say "I love you", He wants to say it straight into her eyes
He knows that it wouldn´t feel the usual way

And she says "I don´t want to love you"! "I don´t want to love you now!"
"I don´t want to feel the usual way"
Track Name: Pulse of Berlin
Pulse Of Berlin

I said I would like to walk the streets of this town
I want to feel the pulse of life again
Though it´s somehow hard and though it almost starved
Though something in me died out
Something in me died the other day

You said "I would like to kiss you honey pie"
"You have somehow made my life worthwhile again"
"Though it´s sometimes hard and though I almost starved
I´d like to go on breathing, I´d like to go on breathing with you"

And suddenly the caress is more than we´ve expected
Is more than we´ve ever dared to dream of
And suddenly the caress is more than we´ve expected
Is more than we´ve ever dared to dream of
In the pulse of Berlin

Cool cat walks in the lazy shades of our footprints
She will never leave our scenery one
Though it´s somehow sad, because now Macani´s dead
She wouldn´t really die now. She couldn´t even die on any other day

And suddenly the caress is more than we´ve expected
Is more than we´ve ever dared to dream of
And suddenly the caress is more than we´ve expected
Is more than we´ve ever dared to dream of
In the pulse of Berlin
Track Name: The obvious thought of belonging
The obvious thought of belonging

Show me heaven, because I am so afraid
Show me heaven make me lose all my pain
There is so much I´d like to give you
There is so much why I would kill you
Show me heaven, show me it...

Show me heaven, because I am so afraid
Show me heaven and a clean mental state
There is so much I didn´t tell you
Lies of laughter and fortune

I would pay in sunflowers for one golden sunbeam
I would squeeze my blood all out to still our desperate thirst
I would murder the queen for you, just to make you mine
I would drown the fusion of my music and my voice
And we could have the, we could have the obvious

Show me heaven, because I am so afraid
Show me heaven, make me lose all my pain
There is so much I´d like to give you
Lies of laughter and fortune
Don´t count in heaven, where we belong

I would pay in sunflowers for one golden sunbeam
I would squeeze my blood all out to still our desperate thirst
I would murder the queen for you, just to make you mine
I would drown the fusion of my music and my voice
And we could have the, we could have the obvious
Track Name: I could never bother you
I could never bother you

I could never bother you at all
I could never bother you at all
I´ve kissed you in the hallway
Now your eyes still beg for more
I could never bother you
And I could never fall
From your heart

I could never leave you all alone
I could never leave you lost and gone
My lips are made for kissing you
And dreams are made for dreaming
I simply can´t stop kissing you
And kissing is the real thing
I could never bother you at all

All my dreams are just a mess without you
All my dreams are just a mess without you
All my dreams are just a mess without you

I could never bother you at all
Track Name: Daylight burns
Daylight burns

Luck has changed your life, but now it doesn´t seem to fit no more
The colours in the room look pale, but you just let them feel ignored
You don´t want to go outside to breathe fresh air and smell the smell of time winter brought to town
It doesn´t plead with you no more

Life took a brilliance from your heart
And now your eyes can´t see no more
It overrated you and your sweet thoughts
Daylight burned the sunshine in your eyes

Though luck has changed your life it doesn´t feel that lucky any more
The children in the park throw snowballs at adults in the dark
You had to go outside to breathe fresh air and smell the smell of time
The colours in the park in black and white can do you no harm

Life took a brilliance from your heart
And now your eyes can´t see no more
It overrated you and your sweet thoughts
Daylight burned the sunshine in your eyes
Track Name: Good morning fiction
Good morning fiction

It´s all too ignorant in style
It´s all too brilliant for a while
The cheeks bleed red, the tongues are fluid
On the bright side there´s no light

I don´t get no kicks on 66. I don´t get no kicks on 66

Even if I tried, I don´t think the alcohol could bend my eyes
Even if I tried, I don´t think the alcohol could bend my eyes

Punched and rubbed the noses on the door
The window´s a cellophane patrol
The looks could stale, there´s no one there
The butcher´s out for dinner

I don´t get no kicks on 66. I don´t get no kicks on 66

Even if I tried, I don´t think the alcohol could bend my eyes
Even if I tried, I don´t think the alcohol could bend my eyes

Good morning fiction it is all in style
Too brilliant for a while

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