Homeland

by Mäkkelä

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the year was still a young one when I heard the banshees howl been racing with the dead eyed dogs on the edge of the big void into the heart of darkness next to the big void been fed with love and beer and booze queer city angels took my blues downed it in one gulp made sure it never would appear it never would appear while Europe's busy going bust and rock'n'roll still takes it's toll while there's all that talk of gloom and doom them Tuesday lilies won't ever stop to bloom now who of you will come with me walk out on the ledge and gaze into the velvet April sky and please play "Port Of Amsterdam" for me you'll see a teardrop in my eye I'll feel light as feather, ready for to fly light as a feather I would fly row your surfboard up the bus lane on that Boulevard Vauban past the radio station that played Harbour Town they would change your name to "a droit" get you high on Picon Biere felt lost out on the highway now it feels as I've been found lost myself out there but I've been found now who of you will join me on my walk out on the ledge to gaze into the velvet April sky when they play "Port Of Amsterdam" for me and make me lose myself and cry I'm ready to go anywhere, I'm ready for to fly light as feather I would fly
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mama rode the moonshine special mama drove it right into the wall mama said no sheriff will arrest me then mama went up in a fire ball mama never left without her shotgun kept that sawed-off little sweetheart 'neath her seat cigar between her teeth, when she sat behind the wheel mama always had the feds upon her heels me and Sue were parked in that dark side road my fingers almost made it in her pants when mom came shooting by as fast as lightning just a little bit too fast for that last bend mama crashed into the ten mile turnpike down there on the western county line when the feds stared at the few remains of ma' they said she was the best damn whiskey runner that we had mama rode the moonshine special mama drove it right into the wall there was no one who ever did arrest her yeah mama went up in a fire ball
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Black Water 04:24
This town's a grand old river that's what I've been told no one ever told me it's mean and it's cold they say if you make it you make it round here they didn't say there's a price to pay and that's trouble trouble on end this town's my big true lover that's what it always been I knew she would feed me with pleasure and sin they say if you get there well, you get there to win they didn't say when it comes to pay it'll shake you and break you and take you deep deep down you're that cheap Mia Farrow with a copper to your left and your right travelling business class on a ghost train, that's a one-way ticket to ride and you've seen the unspeakable, I can tell by the look in your eyes plunged head on into darkness this river's sheer blackness and this river's black waters still rise rise, rise, rise rise black waters rise, rise, rise rise black waters rise seems like business as usual for the plain-clothes police and the medics on this dull autumn day from across the canal from some open window some strangely sweet music would play and it's breaking my heart to see you glaring at someone or something somewhere far away away from the darkness this river's sheer blackness and the waters that always would rise rise, water, rise
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End Of Me 03:51
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Grief 03:17
checked the screen a thousand times but no text would appear if i gone out too far this time the waves would keep me there the gulls would sing my songs for you I wish i had some more to give but now grief is love without a home connection fails no wakeup call will reach me over here set the sails for candyland like many times before but now they just sell one-ways here i wish i'd known right from the start no bliss for a home without a heart
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we ran like headless chicken on a tightrope without net staked all we had on passion no it's never a safe bet drove endless miles to get here and each mile i do regret but made a tenner sold an album won a heart they put us up in junkyards they feed us gone-off beer the food's not on the menue cause they can not sell it here tonight it's free admission but we're free to pass the hat to make a tenner sell an album win a heart tonight we'll be invincible tonight we'll do alright trouble is the bar man says "Forgot you're on tonight" where there's no crowd there ain't no pay but you can try to play to make a tenner sell an album win a heart make a tenner...
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Border Song 04:30
it's break or be broken a rule not outspoken for him who will dare devil may care rather give it a go than die around here without future or past and a shipload of fear word is there's a train to the north county campsites at the terminal station they feed you with bags full of hope and it's said you can stand in the queue wait for your lucky number be among the chosen few and they're throwing the dice and they'll soon let you know is it hell or paradise where you gotta go they pretend to be god but that's just a disguise something's gone off here, it just doesn't seem right I'm afraid we're all screwed for they close down the borders tonight if you run into my sister or my brother or my mom tell them no one can hurt me after all they have done and I'll be on that train and I'll make it big time and we'll soon meet again and there'll be no borderline and I'll be on that train and I'll make it big time and we'll soon meet again and there'll be no borderline and they're gambling with souls and they play their own rules and they treat us like fools and they say we'll be fine if we stay where we are if we don't cross that line something's gone off here, let's get this straight they don't give a fuck and they close down the borders tonight
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Fireworks 03:37
If you were a forest and I was a tree I bet god be the chainsaw to cut as both free If you were a goddess and a singer was I I'd pray for forgiveness and for liquor I'd cry we're not gonna make for the fireworks no we're not gonna make for the fireworks tonight we're not gonna make for the fireworks tonight we're not gonna make for the fireworks tonight we're not gonna make for the fireworks tonight
9.
You said I do confuse you and that you kinda like it and you want me to just carry on did I tell you I fell for this river not you as I fell for the lakes and the sea the people at work they're good people but they don't sing your song and you know you will never, that you'll never ever sing theirs you'll never sing theirs and someone's appearing out of the shadow with a secret just meant for your ears your songs make me think about the sea and the past and what's coming and what's going to last and someone's appearing out of the darkness with a secret just for you to hear your songs make me think about the sea and they make me want to dance make me want to dance will they start a war while I'm asleep put some dirt on the white, the immaculate green will they chop of the heads of the queen and the king in this year that was lacking a spring I know I will blow it as I blown it before I'll be losing ground as I lost ground before don't take it personally, I still do regret I threw up on your living room floor I've got not much to offer but I'm happy to share a moment of bliss in these times of despair when it all seems to go wrong and someone's appearing out of the shadow with a secret just meant for your ears your songs make me think about the sea and the past and what's coming and what's going to last and someone's appearing out of the darkness with a secret just for you to hear your songs make me think about the sea and they make me want to dance make me want to dance into the light
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Homeland 03:02
the hours keep a-crawling now the leaves they're a-falling can you tell me my dear where did this year disapear if i think long enough and i find the right line i might remember that homeland of mine the end of the summer feels worse every year will this struggle go on will we sing that old song will we freeze in disgust in a land that's gone bust will our hearts still be beating for that homeland we lost driftwood i am on the wide open sea in search of a harbour that's waiting for me steered my way clear of the rocks and the sand longing for some place I'd call my homeland and i keep singing prayers to the sky and the sea to retain what seems kind of homeland for me and i keep sending prayers to the heaven above to let me find someday some homeland to love
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Folk Song 02:14
take that folk song shove it up your arse take that folk song shove it up your arse take that treasure of tradition brother, grease it with a vision now take that lame old folk song up your arse johnny went to play the monday folk club convinced his whacky tunes would suit them well well, they didn't like his stuff told him to bugger off once a monday folk club was enough take that country yodle up your arse take that country yodle up your arse take that great americana spice it up with marihuana take that old time country yodle up your arse nellie went to join the bluegrass nazis wednesday night down at the union hall her picking was too slow so they told her to go and never come down wednesday night no more take that country yodle up your arse take that folk song shove it up your arse take that folk tradition up your arse

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released January 2, 2019

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Mäkkelä Germany

Finnish-German, Papua-born singer-songwriter performing solo and in numerous collaborations. Mäkkelä, Folk's Worst Nightmare Collective, Maekkelae & Orkesteri, Church Of The Blue Nun, Maekkelae & Grae J. Wall, The Anglo German Low Stars, The Très Biens, The Goho Hobos... ... more

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