Fractures & Fragments

by Cold Reading

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released October 23, 2015

Engineered and mixed by Sebastian Schiess @ SOS basement Recording studio

Mastered by Dan Suter @ echochamber

Designed by Philipp Baum

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Cold Reading Lucerne, Switzerland

Indie/emo band from Lucerne, Switzerland.

New EP 'Sojourner' out September 22nd via KROD Records.

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Track Name: Confessions
Last night I had another short time to recover but I missed this chance.
And you went back to sleep but your eyes wide awake. Why do you care?
Here is another way out of this place. You won’t miss it.
After all the confessions you made, there’s another way out of here.

Here I stand with nothing to lose and you will be part of it.

I try to be someone without knowing who I am deep inside. It is so confusing sometimes.
I try to set things straight and meet you down at the door. We will come together soon.
Track Name: Safe & Sound
We are here and standing there at the same time.
And all we see are blurry lines and past memories
while we’re moving.

It's meant to be a careless song after all.
You try everything to keep it safe and sound.
And some may say we should forget about it.

And slowly I realize that everything that’s happened
was not the way that I’ve planned.
We can’t hold back the things that we wish for.
We can’t hold back. We have to let go.
Turns out that we’ll never be free.

We are there and standing here at the same time.
And we keep on touching ground and looking at the sky
while we’re sleeping.

Feels like I'm never coming back.
We keep on walking through this but there is no end in sight.
Track Name: Moons Of Jupiter
Take a last breath and stare into the dark you will dive into.
Have a look out of your porthole and watch the planet becoming smaller.

Do a new step and don’t regret all the things you will leave behind.
Have a look out of your porthole and watch the planet becoming smaller.

New forces to make a step forward but it’s just a step backwards. We’ll never get an answer only new questions.

You are one of those.
You are one of those who can reach the point and do this giant leap.

And you know you’re out of this system from one place to another far from home.

Time is now materialized. Space is an infinite dream.
At this distance all the problems seem to fade out. Our senses they don’t make sense anymore.
Can we understand?

It will stay the same.
Standing for a new start, standing for our reaching.
Can we understand?
Track Name: Oh Brother
Here I am all alone.
A brother, a friend is what I miss in this cold and cloudy night.

So come on in. It’s so warm and safe inside.
And let’s have a good talk all night long.
Let us stay confused and misunderstood.
Because we’re the only ones with a smile upon our faces.

It is late and I’m still waiting for a sound outside my door.
Oh brother where are you?

The door stays shut and logs are turning to ash.
I stay inside, waiting for you to arrive.
But my whispers are too quiet and my arms are made of stone.
Track Name: Remember
Please set me free in times like these and let me take a breath.
We have to hide ourselves from something rather unknown.
They told us all to run away and we do as they please.
We follow the leader and we go down on our knees and pray.

Please tell me again how sweet it sounded in our ears and how tall the trees were grown.

Please let it be over and bring back how it used to be.
So give me a hand and take me out of here.

There must have been a garden. I hardly can remember.
But it sounds so true to me.
Do you remember the old times?
Those stories we should never forget?
I hardly can remember.

Please tell me again how sweet it sounded in our ears and how tall the trees were grown.
Track Name: Losing Ground
Do you see those fairy lights?
The ones we used to throw away?
And this ground of stabbing nails?
Let’s get out and hoist the sails.

Because there’s no place to settle down when all the seeds are black.
We pray for the rain to come but all we hear are sighs.

Burn down worries near the fire.
We throw our hope away into the fire.

I can see those fairy lights we will never throw away.
And this ground of stabbing nails.
Let’s get out and hoist the sails.

We throw our hope away into the fire.
Burn down worries near the fire.
Losing ground just now, near the fire.
Burn down these walls, burn down these walls.

Because there’s no place to settle down when all the seeds are black.
We pray for the rain to come but all we hear are sighs.
Track Name: Flowers
Where am I now? And how am I supposed to feel?
I tried to spit out what was laying inside.
But it’s impossible if no one’s listening.
We’re all strangers here even though we’re breathing.
I should stop worrying but I’m not ready yet.
Why can’t we just focus on the little things? Like watching flowers bloom in my backyard?
Why do we take so much time for the huge questions?
Staying here, being quiet and feeling insecure.
But I can hardly hear you whispering until it’s over.
Staying here, being quiet and feeling insecure.
But I can hardly hear you whispering and hear you calling my name.
So here I am and what are you doing here?
I tried to spit out what was laying inside.
But it’s impossible if no one’s listening.
We’re all strangers here even though we’re breathing.
We are in this together.
Track Name: Everything We're Longing For
It’s another day and I feel as if the walls were falling down on me.
Waiting for some warmth and love.
Longing for sunbeams to calm me down.

As I open my door with my bags and I’m ready to go.
Don’t turn your face away, don’t let it drag you down.
There is no summer breeze to soak up when I am sad.
Don’t turn your face away, don’t let it drag you down.

Everything we’re longing for is somewhere inside ourselves.
But sometimes we have to walk until we realize.
Each time we’re thinking about leaving this goddamn place.
We’re running away from a truth until we realize.
Track Name: Fractures & Fragments
Pieces dissolve and borders start to disappear.
Your heart is wandering around and longing for completeness.
What used to be whole is now filled with an empty space.
What used to be fixed is a broken place.
You are full of fear like everyone here.
Try not to disappear and push yourself against a wall

Where have all of you gone?
And where the hell am I now?
I just wonder and I disappear.

Don’t you see that the time has come to let go.
So you drift down the river and you gasp for air.

It seems like the world has turned and left me here with my fragmental memories.
I try to collect my thoughts and tidy up this place but too many questions have to be responded.
Where am I going to?
And where the hell are you now?
I just wondered and you disappeared.

All the things that you said to me.
You could have said to anyone.
I always tried to hang up the phone.
Because I never felt a thing.

All the times we were going through
are nowhere to be found.
I always wanted to be somewhere else
but I’ll never feel a thing.

Don’t you see that the time has come to let go.
So you drift down the river and you gasp for air.
All the bubbles whisper: Go, go where your heart belongs!
While the water slowly fills your lungs.