These Sacred Floors

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alaska – These Sacred Floors (2014, Marsh-Marigold Records / CD / papersleeve)

briskly, nostalgic, contemplative tunes accompanied by hymnal melancholic moods – their music comes along as light as a feather. “These Sacred Floors” offers timeless classic indiepop pearls with shoegazer attitude.

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released September 4, 2014

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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: About Somersaults
About Somersaults

I kneeled down, scant of breath on this sacred floor.
It took you ages to teach me my first somersault.
You said "It´s just this easy! You´ve got the hang of it!"
I invited you to the tuckshop to buy your favourite sweets.
You shared them all with me. We shared a little bargain,
but you helped to find the key. You´re worth all of my money!

I love to be your brother.
You´re my sister, you´re my home.
If something should alarm me,
You´d advise to take it slow.

I´m glad to be your brother.
You´re my sister, you´re my hope.
If someone should do harm to me,
you would help to show the door.

I kneel down, scant of breath, on the parlour´s floor.
It´s such fun to teach your children their first somersault!
They´re as talented as you. They are my biggest fortune.
If I can help to find the key, it´s worth all of my money.

I love to be your brother.
You´re my sister, you´re my home.
If something should alarm me,
You´d advise to take it slow.

I´m glad to be your brother.
You´re my sister, you´re my hope.
If someone should do harm to me,
you would help to show the door.

"Why do we walk this way all on our own?" she said.
"Why do we play silly games on our own on the outside of love?"

I love to be your brother.
You´re my sister, you´re my home.
If something should alarm me,
You´d advise to take it slow.

I´m glad to be your brother.
You´re my sister, you´re my hope.
If someone should do harm to me,
you would help to show the door.
Track Name: The Boys Are Back In Town
The Boys Are Back In Town

The boys are back in town.
The feeling of belonging makes our day.
With the children of the sound
The minutes pave the hours on the way.

If you want to go just sit back and let the evening go by.
If you want to go just relax and take the easiest way.

The boys are back in town.
The turnstile shaped a costume in the shade.
With a sister in our hearts
The minutes shape the hours of the day.

If you want to go just sit back and let the evening go by.
If you want to go just relax and take the easiest way.
Track Name: Body Aches
Body Aches

I was dreaming of the past
I was dreaming of some old fashioned blues
I was trapped inside of two arms,
which loved me truly. Now They are gone

I hate the boy who came along
I hate the lies. I hate the body aches
I hate the laughter in my head
I hate the taste of all disintegration kisses

Just to make you disappear
I just throw some blossoms at my hell

I was dreaming of the past
I was dreaming of british lyrics and stuff
I was dreaming of your face
You never really spoke a word to me

I hate the boy who kissed your lips
I hate the lies. I hate the body aches
I hate the laughter in my head
I hate the taste of all disintegration kisses

Just to make you disappear
I just throw some blossoms at my hell
Track Name: Tomorrow's Birthday
Tomorrow´s Birthday

Little boy is on the dream side
Little boy is chasing butterflies
In a perfect situation
He is floating in dimensions
He is waiting for the new day to come

Little boy sits on the hillside
Little boy is counting milky clouds.
In a perfect situation
He is floating in dimensions
He is waiting for the new day to come.

And it´s lovely walking bare in ocean sands.
And it´s lovely washing hands in circumstance

And tomorrow´s birthday got a lot to bring, a lot to bring to you...

Little boy sits on the hillside
Little boy is counting milky cars.
In a perfect situation
He is floating in dimensions
He is waiting for the new day to come.

And it´s lovely walking bare in ocean sands.
And it´s lovely to celebrate this with your friends.

And tomorrow´s birthday got a lot to bring, a lot to bring to you...
Track Name: A Lousy Night
A lousy Night

She hides inside of her handkerchief
She doesn´t want this boy to look at her face
She waits for the second that tells her "now!"
This boy´s gone away, so she can come out again

Isn´t it a lousy night?
Isn´t it a lousy time?
Isn´t it a lousy night?
Isn´t she a lousy coward after all?

This boy´s on chocolate with something in
He doesn´t see clearly and he doesn´t feel too well with the fact
He needs to be clean again
His eyes still see double and his stomach keeps turning around

Isn´t it a lousy night?
Isn´t it a lousy time?
Isn´t it a lousy night?
Isn´t she a lousy coward after all?
Track Name: Summer Ends
Summer Ends

I kicked you out
You packed your things
You said "It´s better now to leave this dying scene"
Your pale sad eyes with silent tears
And as you turn to go I wished that you´d stay here

Bend me over now!
Hand things over now!
Bend me over now!
I´ve seen you walk away
I´ve seen this summer end

You left the house to catch your plane
This cup of coffee drank itself I went insane
Your flattering words, when we kissed then
We tried to talk the distance down
We tried invane

Bend me over now!
Hand things over now!
Bend me over now!
I´ve seen you walk away
I´ve seen this summer end

I´ve seen hours go by
I´ve seen seperate ends at night
I´ve seen people staring at me
I´ve seen much of lif
I´ve seen our love die
I´ve seen hope just walk away
I´ve seen rings of darkness
in a brighter hall of shade

Bend me over now!
Hand things over now!
Bend me over now!
I´ve seen you walk away
I´ve seen this summer end
Track Name: Red Sleeping Beauty
Red Sleeping Beauty (McCarthy Cover)

I've been sound asleep for twenty years
If I'm sound asleep a hundred years
She won't wake me
She won't wake me

I've been sound asleep for twenty years
If I'm sound asleep a thousand years
He won't wake me
He won't wake me

Nothing stirs us
Sound asleep
We're sound asleep

Nothing stirs us
Sound asleep
We're sound asleep

While there's still a war to win
My red dream is everything
They won't wake me
They won't wake me

Nothing stops us
Sound asleep
We're sound asleep
Track Name: Kings Of The Class (Revisited)
Kings Of The Class

She´s sick of dancing in front of the black painted wall
She came to see what would be if she´s out with the whole
If there´s a hand she could hold
If there´s a word she could say
If there are feet she could meet
If there´s a world she could share

We were the kings of the class in 1985
We were the chocolate revenge
We came to take it with us
We thrilled the masterminds
We killed the fashion waves
We were the kings of the class
We came to take it with us

He´s nervous and shy but he likes the song
His eyes are touching the girl in front of the wall
Would she be happy if he just said some words to her?
Would she agree if he invited her to a cup of tea today?
If there´s a hand she could hold
She´d throw her perfect smile
She´d say remember me by
We went to the same school

We were the kings of the class in 1985
We were the chocolate revenge
We came to take it with us
We thrilled the masterminds
We killed the fashion waves
We were the kings of the class
We came to take it with us
Track Name: Rooftop Judy
Rooftop Judy

Judy on a rooftop she is waiting for the thrill
She wants to breathe for someone else she is aiming for the kill
Her eyes are fixing busy cars conducting in the streets
She is waiting for a sign to go on breathing

A boy down at the bus stop throws an eye up to the sky
He hates to feel this unimportant, hates to be this shy
His feet are moving nervously towards the busy street
He is waiting for a sign to go on breathing

Falling over fallen
We are falling for the world
We´re not moving any further
We are falling for ourselves

If that´s what you want
Just get out there and grab it
If that´s what you want
Just go for it and get it
If that´s what you want
Just get out there and have it
If that´s what you want

Judy jumps with happiness, she knows not what will come
The bus down at the bus stop meets a boy in circumstance
The crowd is screaming painlessly to pave their busy ways
They are waiting for a sign to go on steaming

Judy on a milk cloud, she is smiling the great smile
The boy beside her grabs her hands, no need here to be shy
The crowd down in the street steps over blood it cannot see
The warning signs of life, just go on dreaming

If that´s what you want
Just get out there and grab it
If that´s what you want
Just go for it and get it
If that´s what you want
Just get out there and have it
If that´s what you want
Track Name: Stonehead
Stonehead

Morning bell rings softly
Stonehead falls out of his bed
And within one second
Stonehead feels so sad

Coffee pours this oddly
Milk is sour, water cold
Kitchen stinks of silence
Stonehead feels so bold
Stonehead feels so old

On the Window sill
The cat sleeps quietly
Jaybee left the scene
It´s all over now

Coffee pours this oddly
milk is sour, water cold
Kitchen stinks of silence
Stonehead feels so bold
Stonehead feels so old

On the Window sill
The cat sleeps quietly
Jaybee left the scene
It´s all over now

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