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released March 29, 2019

Written and recorded Summer 2017 - Fall 2018
Paul Kintzing - words, singing, instruments
George Pauley - piano and piano recording on "Saltless"
Madeleine Hicks - singing on "Red Kitchen" and "Carefully"
Matthew Sigur - singing on "Red Kitchen" and "Carefully"
Shelly Lites - singing on "Red Kitchen" and "Carefully"

Shelly's vocals recorded by Michael Schwengel

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Paul Kintzing


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German Error Message is the songwriting & recording project of Nashville-based musician, engineer, and producer Paul Kintzing.

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Track Name: Murmuring
Feeling frantic again
what is all this for anyway?
a dangerous place, untrustworthy

I don't want to miss anything anymore
it stays light too long
the yard's gentle murmuring

I don't want to miss anything anymore
where have you dwelt?
on what are you dwelling?
Track Name: Hopelessness
I woke up wrong
Hopelessness pacing the room
Will worry forever destroy me
Early night is familiar
It's buried in my body
Beneath the leaves
on my forest floor
nothing's as it should be
nothing's as it should be
Track Name: Red Kitchen
The night will look into my eyes
and see everything
nothing to hide

All things will be
held warmly and recognized
in a red kitchen, all lit up
with everyone that I've ever loved

If I didn't carry this around
Track Name: Protection I
No stone
or leaf
Or pause before I speak
It's where I felt safe
In silences and open space

How long in the in-between?
Uncomfortable with this new clarity
In change
Houses get torn apart

Days were dull
I am not calm
Track Name: Protection II
here I am
grasping at the shreds
unconsciously repeating it
and not remembering
just fragments of an old thing
lodged in this weird descending

how will I protect myself?

will I go anywhere in this awareness
subtle and fleeting
momentary understanding
is that everything and everyone?

how will I protect myself?
Track Name: Water
I dreamt my voice was
high and crystalline
This new world
every bit as desolate
I'll watch the birds
and place the sounds of each of them

out into the yard

I wash my face in the grass
wake up sweat drenched again

There is a place but I only know this one there is a shape at the edge of my mind moving slowly closer formless unrealized formless and unrealized
Track Name: Saltless
Torn from myself again
How will I inhabit this?
How to live in anything?
What state is this?

Fleeting, fallow time

I woke up in the night again

Release your hold on me
Ugly and gripping
Disconnect from my body
Won't be a black hole

I have trouble being in myself
Every creak and groan
That echoes through the house
It's saltless and puzzling
Track Name: Carefully
"I'll be fine"
With whatever happens

Got closed off, frightened
No mystery left to find
In the flat glare of blue light
Reflected in my eyes

Will my body live in tension

Will I carry doubt through my life

I'll treat it carefully

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