German Error Message EP

by German Error Message

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This 8 song EP is the first release from German Error Message. All songs were written and recorded by Paul Kintzing in an upstairs bedroom in Louisiana, except for “Welcoming”, which was recorded by Jake Winters in an antique shop. He also played the clarinet, saxophone, and keyboard.


released December 2, 2008


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German Error Message Nashville, Tennessee

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

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Track Name: Welcoming
She marked you from the others
Got down and kissed you on the head
This is a toast to progress
Past the point from which it came
But you're looking past that

Now you're in a new place
He will keep you from that which you once had known

We will learn to wait
What are we doing with our bodies?
It's about the quietness and welcoming back when we've lost it
About the quietness and welcoming back what we've lost
Track Name: Walking
Give my excuses to myself
Bring them out for all to see
But where are we now?
“Living here in this”
Alone then, but not revealing to ourselves

Celebration of the one
We danced in the light
Surrounded by everything
But I am walking through
Your spark of light
It glimmers on, it shines
Track Name: Breakthrough
Break what is holding it back
Is it me? What do I lack?
With words to completing sentences
They fall in and out again

Are you away from your home?
Time has passed you by
We'll stay where we are for so long
Like a dog that licks its wounds

We used to build up to the way we thought our lives to be
Now living is not the same
Circles never-ending I am looking for the light
Through all of this there is only one place to be

You're the only one
Track Name: They Call It What You Leave
I have seen you before
There is no special plan
And if I would have been
I would take your advice
I would take your advice

We move slow
Like some first night
And while we're alive
And while we're alive

We might go
To the light
Someday you'll love
Maybe I might

And we are all just killing time
We are all just killing time
Track Name: A New Season
You were running towards it
And your words were cracking on the ice
I did not recognize it
I did not realize that

"I am alive!"

And I am

Fall came slow
You were there

It's getting harder to see
From where I am
And I want you to feel me right now through this
If there is no other way
And some distance is longing to feel free
Some distance is aching to be free
And some distance is longing to be free
And some distance it longs to feel free

Fall came slow (I lost cause)
You were there
Track Name: We Call Them Blindspots (bonus track)
You wrote it there in scrawling hand
Even in our foolishness we are guaranteed protection

We're seeking comfort in our homes
Familiar and we know
Everything goes and nothing stays
And I should not hold on

We are becoming
Tender and bright in the cold
Strength remembers how we're hoping against hope
And wisdom is justified by her children

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