Black Dog

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Download this album and you will also get a WMV of 'Unknown Spaces' video.

Black Dog was inspired by conversations with Belgium Dj and Producer Pole Folder in early 2008 with a view to collaborate for his Helsinki Project release.

From the vocal and melodic ideas given to Pole Folder, lola demo set about making them into complete songs, when it seemed evident that the Helsinki Project was not going to eventuate.

Pole Folder has released a version of Dimension Missing using some ideas from the track featured on this album, and Sasha did a remix of Pole Folder version of I Hate Myself.

I'd like to thank Pole folder for his dark inspiration and although I could never compete with production from my small set up on Ithaca, I was happy with the way these songs turned out.

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released February 2, 2010

Music and Lyrics by Erika Bach
Verse melody on 15 seconds by Pole Folder

Black Dog was written and recorded in Stavros Ithaca Greece at Strudel Girl Studio between March 2009 and March 2010.

Setup: Cubase SX5, Ensonique Mirage Sampler, Reason 4, Berdux Upright Piano, Epiphone Guitar with Edirol souncard on PC and WinXP and Roland monitors, tiled floor, sheep and goat noises outside the window and jack hammers echoing across the valley.

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lola demo is a self produced project with albums recorded on the island of Ithaca in Greece at Strudel Girl Studio. Erika Bach (lola demo / hard candy / ape the cry), records an album each winter since relocating to the greek island from Melbourne Australia in 2002. ... more

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Track Name: Hate Myself
HATE MYSELF
I hate myself
Beat myself up on the way
I hate myself
But not as much as I hate you today
I'm not insensitive to what you say
But if you want to get into me
Then get out of my way
I'm here in my room logging into my little sin
This borderline desperation is where it begins
And I stand outside
The range of your frequency
In the time line
Between you and me
You give me suicide
Talk about suicide
Contemplate suicide
Make love with suicide
Love uberalles
The core and the balance
Still brings me down on my knees
And I hate myself
Yeah
I hate myself
Oh
I'm looking for daylight
Looking for sunshine
Looking to save myself
I'm looking for daylight
Looking for sunshine
Looking for happiness
You give me suicide
You give me suicide
I live in Antartica
With my polar bear
And I ain't going nowhere

(C) 2009 Erika Bach All rights reserved
Track Name: 15 Seconds
15 SECONDS
Been holding my breath
Worried about love you see
Been moving mountains
Getting back to you you see
But now it's time I get back on my feet you see
I'm counting down on 15 seconds
Back to who I was you see
Chorus
I won't give up
15 seconds to love
I won't give up
15 seconds to live
I won't give up
15 seconds to cry
I won't give up
15 seconds
Tried to read you mind while nearly losing mine you see
Didn't mean to hurt you
Couldn't really help it you see
And now I'm moving the mountain to forget you you see
I'm counting down on 15 seconds
Back to who I was you see
Chorus

(C) 2009 Erika Bach all rights reserved.
Track Name: Coma
COMA
Breathing in
Breathing out
Dark dark
Raining it's raining
I'm waiting
Waiting for someone to come come
Out of the coma to save me
It's electric
Imperfect defective Connecting
Wire to wire for something
Out of the coma to save me
I'm stepping out of the light
Reversing the machine
So close to consciousness
But I'm a nervous mess
When you're so mean mean
I didn't mean to be this this
Apocalyptic abyss this
For you to fall into
I'm breathing through a plastic bag
I'm breathing through a plastic bag
Feel the sting in my paranoid side
Makes me reach for the cyanide
Going where I've never been
I just might step into my amphetamine dream
Dark dark
Raining it's raining
I'm waiting
Waiting for someone to come come
Out of the coma to save me
It's electric
Imperfect defective Connecting
Wire to wire for something
Out of the coma to save me
Dark dark
Raining it's raining
I'm waiting
Waiting for someone to come come
Out of the coma to save me
It's electric
Imperfect defective Connecting
Wire to wire for something
Out of the coma to save me
Track Name: Dimension Missing
DIMENSION MISSING
Been sitting here
Telling myself I better leave you alone
I'm damaged inside and out
And you're so beautiful
Beautiful
Beautiful
You're beautiful
I'm just a slave to the gravitational pull
Of this unhappiness
I'm a fool to feed the addiction
I'm just a slave to the gravitational pull
Of this unhappiness
I'm a fool to feed the addiction
Ah ha
To feed the addiction
For my own protection x 4
There's a dimension missing
Ah Ha
There's a dimension missing
Ah ha
Asleep through the longest night
Awake through the longest day
I just can't bring myself
To be who I want today
Asleep through the longest night
Awake through the longest day
I just can't bring myself
To be who I want
Ah Ha
There's a dimension missing
Ah Ha
There's a Dimension missing
There's a dimension missing
There's a dimension missing
Ah Ha
I'm just a slave to the gravitational pull
Of this unhappiness
I'm a fool to feed the addiction
I'm just a slave to the gravitational pull
Of this unhappiness
I'm a fool to feed the addiction
Asleep through the longest night
Awake through the longest day
I just can't bring myself
To be who I want today
Asleep through the longest night
Awake through the longest day
I just can't bring myself
To be who I want
To be who I want
Be who I want
Today there's a dimension missing
There's a dimension missing
There's a dimension missing
There's a dimension missing
Ah ha

(C) 2009 Erika Bach All rights reserved.
Track Name: Black Dog
The limitation
Feel it crawling in my hair
Congratulations you have another day in bed
Shot off my big mouth instead of shooting myself
It's a dark, dark day
Dark, dark day

Sinking deeper
I'm turning up the noise
Give me fever to burn up all the boys
But I worry instead of holding on
Going gone gone gone
Can't hold on

Awake and unconscious
I walk through the winter here
Dig my heels into concrete
Get high on another pill
My black dog is hunting
Give me something to ease the pain
Tell me how to stop the rain
To turn this night into day
Tell me how to stop the rain

Here I am falling all over myself
Still falling all over myself
Here I am falling all over myself
Still falling all over myself

It's a dark, dark day
Dark, dark day

(C)(P) 2008 Erika Bach
Track Name: Triple 6
Loop start
Emotional static
Emotional static
Emotional static
Emotional static
You get what you get
You get what you get then you give it
You get what you get
You get what you get then you live it
Ow ow ow ow ow
Plastic fantastic
Plastic fantastic
Plastic fantastic
So elastic
Plastic fantastic
Don't look at me for the answer
I'm not the one to tell
Got triple 6 in my emotional mix
and I'm on my way down
Yeah
No medication
Let the pain begin
I'm not afraid of the consequence to let it in
I'm on my way down
ow ow ow
Emotional static x 4
Loop end

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Track Name: Trigger (Unhappy)
I see you coming
I watch you going out
I see you coming and going with her
and I can't work it out
I see you in my sleep
I feel you in my bed
Pull the trigger why don't you
I'd rather be dead yeah
I can't take it
No
You you you you
Me me me me me me me me
Love and pain pain pain pain pain pain
Live inbetween you and me me me me
I see you walking
I see you leaving me
I feel the pain pain pain
That you're giving me
And yes I'm sorry
I can't take it back
I have no self control
I have no self control
You can hate me
You can break me
But I can't live the rest of my life like this
So pull the trigger
Pull the trigger x 5
Put me out of my misery
Nothing and no one
Can help me through
The roads of pain
I've travelled through you
I'm on the high end
The high end of low
All the reliable machine devices
Are vibrating for me to go go go
Pull the trigger
Pull the trigger
Come on etc
Various degrees of unconsciousness to reach
a state of mind

(C)(P) 2009 Erika Bach All Rights Reserved
Track Name: Hide
This is where I end and you begin
This is where I leave and you come in
I live in my world in lo-fi
High impedence to get by
I try and I try but I still fail
To communicate detail
You with your smile and your bright sun
Me with my needle and my gun
We meet at the point of a blank stare
Recalculating truth or dare
Where do you hide when you start to fall
Where do you go when you lose it all
What do you feel when you can't feel love
Where do you hide when you start to fall
Where do you go when you lose it all
all all all all all all all all all all all all all
You can run but you cannot hide
You can run but you cannot hide
You can run but you cannot hide
You can run but you cannot hide
You can run but you cannot hide

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Track Name: Unknown Spaces
UNKNOWN SPACES
When you open your heart you feel it
When you open your eyes you see it
When you release the pain you relieve it
We all lose our way
I am happy in unknown spaces
Driving as far as love takes me
mmhm
I'm moving the ocean to where you are
Wherever your pain is I'm not too far
Moving the concrete to let in the light yeah
run run run down that road
Keep running and don't stop for anything
It's ok to feel a little sad yeah
h2504 I'm coming in
Free myself from an accidental spin
Waiting for the love I know it's not lost
You don't know what I'm capable of
You don't know what I'm capable of
You don't know what I'm capable of
You don't know what I'm capable of
You don't know what I'm capable of
We all lose our way
We all lose our way
We all lose our way
I am happy in unknown spaces
Driving as far as love takes me

(C)(P) 2009 Erika Bach All Rights Reserved