Chance EP

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released December 24, 2014

All words and music by Michael Stüker.
“Tangible” and “Leaders”: words by Michael Stüker, music by Michael Stüker and Hanna Stüker.
“Man from Earth” is based upon “Man from Earth” by Jerome Bixby.
“Blessing”: words by Stefan Adamick, music by Michael Stüker.

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Track Name: Chance
Throw away your routine
Throw away your doubt
Throw away your structure
'Cause your plans won't work out

Give away your order
Give away your bounds
Give away your programs
'Cause your plans won't work out

Your plans, plans, plans
ruin all your chance

I want accidents (give me fate and destiny)
pure happenstance (let it happen, let it be)
cause it makes no sense (no mistakes, no falsity)
just coincidence (leave it up to serendipity)

Take apart your suggestions
Take apart your route
Take apart your evidence
'Cause your plans just won't work out

Tear apart your horoscope
Tear apart your vows
Tear apart your best plans
'Cause even they won't work out

Your plans, plans, plans
ruin all your chance

I want accidents (give me fate and destiny)
pure happenstance (let it happen, let it be)
cause it makes no sense (no mistakes, no falsity)
just coincidence (leave it up to serendipity)

I just now realized
I'm halfway through this life
Yet it takes twice the man to see
no-one will remember me

I need suspense (forget about security)
not controlled events (clarity through obscurity)
and if you're on the fence (there's just one way to be free)
leave it up to chance (you know it is the key)
Track Name: Sister
Oh sister, sister
I don't know you anymore
But I remember the days
when we couldn't ignore

That I was part of you then
and called you my friend
Now we're not the same kids
From way back when

And I get that you live
In a different world
And I get that life
seems hard and absurd

But is there nothing left?
Nothing left?
Nothing left at all?

Loving you
Is like fighting your way upstream
Loving you
Is like waking up from a bad dream
Loving you
Is like walking through a fire
Loving you
is just making me so tired

Oh sister, sister
would you even care
about a random person
with my face, unaware

that I am you brother
and you can't deny
no, you wouldn't bother
and neither would I

I get that you live
In a different world now
And if we tried to forgive
we wouldn't know how

But is there something left?
Something left?
Something left at all?

Loving you
Is like fighting against the tide
Loving you
Is like running with no place to hide
Loving you
makes me feeling like a liar
Loving you
is just making me so tired

Was it just that we didn't know better?
Track Name: Man from Earth
I remember the days
of endless flat space
and endless new things
tundra and springs

My memory sees
what I saw then
But when I open my eyes
nothing's the same

And in my first life
I was leading my group
until their fear arrived
and relentless pursuit

The first thousand years
were cold and austere
I stared up at the sky:
"Who made me down here?"

The man who lived ten thousand years
is the man who's seen it all before
The man who lived ten thousand lives
is afraid to live ten thousand more

So many new gods,
so many new movements
I finally realized
probably just nonsense

People like waves
then I meet someone,
I learn their name
and then they're gone

And when I leave
I leave as who I am
Not who you thought me to be
but an honest man

And maybe some day
I might cross the line
I will build her myself
a companion through time

The man who lived ten thousand years
is the man who's seen it all before
The man who lived ten thousand lives
is afraid to live ten thousand more
Track Name: Tangible
You don't matter
You don't matter at all
You're just a moment
fleeting, roaming, leaving
that is all

The minute you arrive
is the second you are gone
the hours go tick tock tick tock tick tock
don't know where you are from

You're the very idea
planted in their heads
A chant of desolation
ringing with truthful dread

Yet no-one listens
and no-one cares
You're invisibile and beautiful, relatable and magical
you're all I have

You are the messed up thread
Tangled inside my head

You are nothing
You're nothing at all
You're a chance to change and love and adore

I give you all I am
and take nothing in return
you're neither mine nor theirs
You're everyone's chance to learn

They don't see
how you caress my soul
You're all that's left
when everything is gone

Yet no-one worries
and no-one cares
You're invisibile and beautiful, relatable and magical
you're all I have

You are the messed up thread
Tangled inside my head
Track Name: Leaders
You're pointing your finger and we follow the lead
And like dogs we are trained to do as you please
“Sit down! Stand up!”, then you tighten the leash
“It's for your best”, you smile when you tease

You make me believe in “Us vs. Them”
'cause you're leaders and masters, not equals or friends
This game we are playing, we play it to the end
Until “never enough” is all that I am

You're building us up, make us mighty and tall
Then you watch us stumble and take the fall
You offer your hand, just to push us down
“It's for your best just to stay on the ground”

You make me believe in “Us vs. Them”
'cause you're leaders and masters, not equals or friends
This game we are playing, we play it to the end
Until “never enough” is all that I am

You were one of us
You had our trust

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