Strung Out

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Strung Out is the 4th cd in the series of lola demo recordings since 2003.

Songs on this release were inspired by the people I intereact, react with and get distrated by on the tiny island of Ithaca (the rock) where I live.

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released March 1, 2008

Strung Out was recorded in Stavros Ithaca Greece at Strudel Girl Studio during December 2007 to February 2008.

Setup: WIN98, Cubase 3sx, Reason through Edirol soundcard, Ensonique Mirage Sampler/Keyboard, Strat Guit.

Erika Bach - Everything
Mastered by Erika Bach and Rien Post

Cover - Erika Bach

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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: Under Water
Under Water
Lyrics and Music - Erika Bach/Lola Demo – © 19th January 2008 All Rights Reserved
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So you’re careful not to push too hard
And you don’t want to go to far
But every step that moves you ahead takes you further than you ever wanted to go

And if it’s called a home
It doesn’t mean it is
No matter how much hope
You pour into it

It’s just a waste of time

When you’re chasing down that dream
That illusive something that’s always slipping through your fingers
I’m looking at the ceiling
Looking at the ceiling
Waiting for the light to come on

And if it feels like love
It doesn’t mean it is
There’s no one leaving chocolate
Under my pillow case

Oh I had an apple on the top of my head
The target for the arrow that’s aimed to kill me dead
In the water

Real is overrated

Going under water
Swimming in the water
Breathing in the water
Breathing out the water
Oh my baby never learned how to swim
He’s on another wavelength
Wish I was him

Yeah I’m hanging up my fishnet stockings and trading them in on some warm socks and a comfortable corner to hide myself in
It’s crazy and familiar
The panic in my legs
Toxic as paint thinner as it opens up my veins
Wish I could get satisfaction from a great pair of shoes like my friend Poppy
But I’m not happy unless I’m barefoot
Happy when I’m barefoot
Barefoot
Happy when I’m barefoot and blue
Blue, blue, blue, blue, blue, blue, blue, blue

And if it tastes like honey
It doesn’t mean it is
You know sweetness is sweeter after bitterness

And if it tastes like honey
It doesn’t mean it is
You know sweetness is sweeter after bitterness

And if it tastes like honey
It doesn’t mean it is
You know sweetness is sweeter after bitterness

And if it tastes like honey
It doesn’t mean it is
You know sweetness is sweeter after bitterness

Bleed it all out
The poison, the venom, the essence, the disillusionment, the disillusionment

Bleed it all out
The poison, the venom, the essence, the disillusionment, the disillusionment

You know a little kindness goes a long way
Track Name: Strange Lately
Strange Lately
Lyrics and Music - Erika Bach/Lola Demo – © 27th January 2008 All Rights Reserved
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Always ripping myself away before the glue dries
Cause who knows if it’s good or bad or black or white lies
We could be boxing all this time of our lives to get it right
Laugh until we cry

Remember we were gods when it was just you and me
Liberated from suburbia
Emancipated from fathers’ knee
It’s dead to reason with obsession drives it deeper in
Suicide
A mortal sin

Chorus
You’re just a little strange lately
Not much to say lately
Your mouth is open baby
Let your happiness out
You’re just a little strange lately
Not much to say lately
Your mouth is open baby
Let your happiness out

It’s not impossible to see inside her through the pain
You can look away if it gets too much to bare
Like windows on the tv news
Too many to see through
I’m not in love with you

Oh I’m not in love with you x 3

Chorus

Always ripping myself away before the glue dries
Cause who knows if it’s good or bad or black or white lies
We could be boxing all this time of our lives to get it right

Oh I’m not in love with you x 5
Track Name: Fearless
Fearless
Lyrics and Music - Erika Bach/Lola Demo – © 14th December 2007 All Rights Reserved

We all wish for love
We all dream of love
We all want love
And happiness
And happiness

We’re all running loose inside our own dimensions
Looking for meaning from the meaningless
Fearless but not responsible

I wear a hat to keep the cold out
While the heat burns up my fingertips
Fearless but not responsible

Looking for love
Looking for someone
Looking for me
Looking for him

And the lonely talk
And the lonely cry
And the lonely hope
And the lonely are not responsible

There’s a fire moving up from the core
Sending messages to everyone I know
Fearless but not responsible

Feeling hopeless and debilitated
From de-masculating all the lovers in their lives
Fearless but not responsible

We all fool ourselves that love is king
Looking for love
Looking for him
Fearless but not responsible
I’m not responsible
I’ve been waiting for something all my life
I’ve been waiting and waiting for something all this time
Every thought I have ignites regret
Living it happy is difficult I bet
Fearless but not responsible
I’m not responsible
I’m not responsible
I’m not responsible

We all fool ourselves that love is king
Looking for love looking for him
Fearless but not responsible
I’m not responsible

We all wish for love
We all dream of love
We all want love
And happiness
And happiness
Happy? Happy?

Looking for love
Looking for someone
Looking for me
Looking for him
We all fool ourselves yeah
That love is king
That love is king
That love is king
That love is king
That love is king

I’m not responsible
Not responsible
We all wish for love and happiness
And happiness
Happy? Happy?
Track Name: Famous
Famous
Lyrics and Music - Erika Bach/Lola Demo – © 3rd January 2008 All Rights Reserved
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So you want to be the life of the party
And you want to be peace to mankind
Really want to be mother and father

So you want to know the meaning of life
Want to be the ripple and wave
Really want to know yourself completely

Ooh

So you want to start your own revolution
And you want to be queen of the ball
You really want to be a practical person

Do you really want to hold emotions to ransom
Do you want to be cruel to be kind
Do you really want to lose precious intentions

So you really want everyone to like you
And you want everyone to see
Do you really want to be this famous

So you really want everyone to like you
And you want everyone to see
Do you really want to be this famous

Ooh

So you really want everyone to like you
And you want everyone to see
Do you really want to be this famous

Do you really want to be this famous
Do you really want to be this famous
Do you really want to be this famous
Do you really want to be this famous
Do you really want to be this famous
Do you really want to be this famous
Track Name: Dead End Ahead
Dead End Ahead
Lyrics and Music - Erika Bach/Lola Demo – © 25th January 2008 All Rights Reserved
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Don’t want to be the start here or the end
Don’t want to hang the rope to lynch my intent
It was good
Let down my protection
Thought it was heaven I was living in
Ooh ooh ooh
And If I’d had a clue I would have read the sign
I’d open up instead of going blind
There can be some relief minimally
Through my tinted reality
Strange reality
Special reality
I said I’m sorry, sorry, sorry for the lapse in concentration
But it was only temporary
Now I’m back on my knees
And I’m begging, begging please

Chorus
There’s a long road with a dead end ahead
There’s a long road with a dead end ahead
There’s a long road with a dead end ahead
There’s a long road with a dead end ahead

Isn’t this just the way you feel
Isn’t this just the way you feel
Isn’t this just the way you feel

It’s made me so tired that I can’t lift my head
I can’t clear this thought from my burning bed
I’m so paranoid
And so desperate
There is no protection
When you’re running scared
Ooh
Running scared
Ooh

It’s made me so tired that I can’t lift my head
I can’t clear this thought from my burning bed
I’m so paranoid
And so desperate
There is no protection
When you’re running scared

Chorus

Isn’t this just the way you feel
Isn’t this just the way you feel
Isn’t this just the way you feel
Isn’t this just the way you feel
Isn’t this just the way you feel

Guess I’m having a bad day
Track Name: Highway of Everlasting Bliss
Highway of Everlasting Bliss
Lyrics and Music - Erika Bach/Lola Demo – © 31st December 2007 All Rights Reserved

I’ve been building this wall but the cracks are showing
If you got inside then there’s more of you coming
You were holding me up into white light and fading
To become the machine that keeps everyone waiting

Chorus
But you don’t really love me
Ooh
You don’t really love me

Oh I miss what we had before we let it slide
I engraved the loss into my wounded bright side
The scar on my wrist is the history we made
If you give me the answer
I’ll show you the way
Out of the torrent of unhappiness
And onto the highway of everlasting bliss
Ruby is the red you disguise with a blush
Shimmering with hunger and the pain of the loss
Yeah

Chorus

My left foot walks backward
And the right straight ahead
My arms are the balance to keep me from losing my head

Deconstructing the worst of myself
To live in a world where illusion is everything
A neon sign blinking over my head
While the light is blinding
Telling me x 10
That I’m dead

Chorus

Out of the torrent of unhappiness
And onto the highway of everlasting bliss
Ruby is the red you disguise with a blush
Shimmering with hunger and the pain of the loss

But you don’t really love me
Ooh
You don’t really love me

Out of the torrent of unhappiness
And onto the highway of everlasting bliss

Out of the torrent of unhappiness
And onto the highway of everlasting bliss

Out of the torrent of unhappiness
And onto the highway of everlasting bliss

Out of the torrent of unhappiness
And onto the highway of everlasting bliss
Track Name: Bossanova
Bossanova
Lyrics and Music - Erika Bach/Lola Demo – © 1st February 2008 All Rights Reserved
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Over the wire stepping into oblivion
Someone set a fire to everything we believed in

Chorus
But I am hopeful and patient
Unremarkably naked
Drinking love with Bossanova
Filling up til I’m running over

So you take back one lie
And you think you live an honest life
It’s black here in the circle
So curl up your toes and decide
Do you want to be right
Or do you want to be happy
Lovers and cigarettes
One after the other

Chorus

Chorus

That’s right
Mmm

Blew out all the candles on my birthday cake
Yes I did
In the excitement I forgot to make my wish
I have broken every mirror from your room to mine
For me to be lucky
It’s gonna take a long, long time
For me to be lucky

That’s life
That’s life
That’s my life
Shit
Track Name: Start
Start
Lyrics and Music - Erika Bach/Lola Demo - © 10th December 2007 All Rights Reserved

I didn’t break
I only came close
I missed the call but I didn’t miss the fuse blow
I can’t fall further than I’m falling

I want to start talking my head off
I want to start climbing that hill
I want to start before I finish
I want to start so I’m leaving now

The miles of you that I walked
Found my way around your talk
Pretty girls in mini skirts
Taunted me until it hurt
One and two and three and four
Heard you breaking down my door
Scratching with your fingernails
On a boat without my sails
High on Alisons Parade
Start me up before I fade
Fade
Start me up before I fade
Fade

I didn’t break
I only came close
Track Name: Filter
Filter
Lyrics and Music - Erika Bach/Lola Demo – © 5th December 2007 All Rights Reserved

There’s so much shit inside my head
Can’t get the words out or make my bed
Guess I’m too down to see the floor
Everything’s much bigger here
Down on the floor

I try to laugh but there’s not a twitch
Can’t even move to scratch this itch
I’ve got the needle ready to go but my frequency is set too low
Now the filter is on

Chorus
I’m coming down
Don’t want to come down
I’m coming down
Don’t want to come down

With the filter on
And the bottle dry
In a lonely place
Where lonely people cry

Complicated and innocent
Don’t let them find a place to live here in my head
Now the filter is on
And my bed’s on fire
Lit with kerosene and gasoline

Chorus
Track Name: Interference
Interference
Lyrics and Music - Erika Bach/Lola Demo – © 5th January 2008 All Rights Reserved
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This is sound of your regret
Disappointment and unhappiness
The sound of hunger and relief
Of all the dreams you once believed
This is the sound of hell on earth
Of all the deceit to which you gave birth
The sound of danger in your head
Of all the tenderness unfed

This is the place to hide your fears
The place that drowns beneath your tears
This is the place to lay your head
Now you’ve set fire to your bed
This is the taste of bitterness
Of poisoning everything you possess
This is the taste of salt and sour
The taste of unforgiving power

Is this what you want
Is this what you really want
Is this what you live for
Is this what you really live for

This is the smell of beast and hovel
The smell of rotting when you grovel
The wind the rain the lightning striking
You down to nothing worth this fighting
This is the smell of beast and hovel
The smell of rotting when you grovel
The wind the rain the lightning striking
You down to nothing worth this fighting

Is this what you want
Is this what you want