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Murmuring 03:04
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?
Hopelessness 02:25
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
Red Kitchen 02:33
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
Protection I 02:19
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
now 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?
Water 02:45
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 Water overflow 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
Saltless 02:57
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 Internalized It's saltless and puzzling
Carefully 02:48
Unceasing "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


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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