Uncanny Valley

by Allie

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1.
03:13
Send me down, please See felonies the police cant count Dont believe that Jesus was sent down to police us Maybe something sees us through littlelittle cracks in the whitest tent And I think there were only some cut out cause over up above I can see no clouds And the summer in a tent gets sticky when the sun burns like my city Sneaky bored and tan he peeks at us Sometimes he just likes us too much And all good lovers blow stuff up and get hyped up til heartbeats stop So Im thinking of a flaming city as something like his hickey And I hope you feel the same Something nice to blame But please dont act like a robot Send me down, please See felonies the police cant count Dont belong to Jesus just like Patti Smith says
2.
(free) 04:05
I saw you in the subway when you wore a pigtail pretty kind of shoes and a dress I liked Our eyes met for too long to just turn around and run home so I set a day before I said good bye Now cant we skip to whats following the intro and I dont mean the thing we did in bed at night Im talking about the outros when love fell and the pain rose All of that to hear you in the bathroom crying about when it was just right, starting on that busride all the way to when you were embarrassing my song or something of that kind, you know, whatever comes to mind whatever reminds me its been going for way too long Sorry if this song offends you and that a song about you is not even one you dance to but no end til I try You know, Ill look you in the eye and tell you I dont know what just a few words and these words will make you cry How can I say this, want you to understand it Its like an animal what we once had Something like a sea cow that was merry but is now swimming belly up, yeah it's dead I saw you in the metro eating a burrito sitting in the crowd but I just cant hide This is the nearest I will ever get cause now I only see your head When I come closer someone in a distance dies So why dont you go now I focus on the background before you see me longer than necessary Ive already been through this You show me how this is fruitless and the shape of your ass as you walk away from me I used to talk I used to feel like eating hearts with a fork And no end til I ruin it It takes somebody cruel You didnt show you like me but to make it work I have to love you too How can I say this, want you to understand it Its like an animal that broke its back No its not a Batman, he does what noone else can You can only tell it probably ends up dead Takes a lot of feel and at least more than an ordinary bow Same thing wherever you go Put up with beats, stand up and grow Takes a lot of feel and at least more than just one normal arrow So many parrots and canaries in the room here but I dont even know the kind of rules they set Like do I ask your father, can I be with your daughter Wait I dont know how this got into my head Why cant I say this, want you to understand it Im like an idiot if I leave soon cause you seem like a cool cat and I dont wanna say that to the mirror I wanna say it to you
3.
(free) 03:59
I hope you know how lucky you are since you dont let it show You got a lot of girls and a car that wont get old I wonder if theres deep in your brain a little thing you wish for in vain I hope you know how lucky you are being this huge radio star You give a lot, your heart etc and dont know what you get for it Advice does not make me feel better just make me feel like shit So maybe Ill get as lucky as you Feeling always good Pretty models and incredible cars singing on the radio charts And then Id get addicted to drugs and die on a toilet seat in a club Its like I have to pee but I cant something I just dont understand Some of you wait and die freely sipping at ancient wine and some of you break their spines cruelly Hope you know how lucky you are Some things I dont know, some things I dont Some things I know, some things I dont
4.
Mh So we are done for? No Its the reason we all share
5.
Everytime I turn from side to side   Im going on a speed boat ride Standing at the wheel and staring at the hours going by Only water spitting in my sight Maybe I will be out for the night maybe I know your eyes go well with you I hope me and speedboats do too So I said Why dont you take a break come over to my house and find out what Im really all about Think those were the words that I did choose really Thought youd be a little bit more fun Language isnt made for everyone Awkward stories I use to tell em to myself and laugh and laugh They wont glow for me out here in the dark And you just had to write another one didnt you?
6.
05:21
Youve been away Now where did you go? Im your only friend so Im supposed to know Youll never top the holidays my family has saved for So you spent the summer getting sick? So you were not well? As if I give a shit And instead of going out and tanning you had to stay over at that house of hers Passing there it bothers me cause Ive been only once and you go constantly So I make it right before and take another way back home Its the kind of road you only like if youve walked it since you were a child Youll get to know my razor blade unless youll be a man and try to race me here Now tell me are you scared? Cause I would be is what the fortune teller said to me Made me feel a little chilly though I know its kind of silly cause those rituals have always been either crimes or sins or something in between Those people aint no doctors Theyre just poking in the fog you know? But then again science isnt always right Actually it changed a lot throughout my life And that lady shuffled cards like she had studied it in class Also had a bunch of cats who seemed to know a lot Dont you think the way they look at you is kind of odd? Keep their eyes on you like a gun as if they know what you have done I bet you never won a fight and never lost an incisor Good for you but let me tell you what it takes to be number 1 Is this what you wanted when you said you'll get the best out of life huh? Its a start but let me tell you it takes a lot more to be number 1 Youve been away Now where did you go? Its not easy for me too, you know because according to the cards there is a puzzle in my heart And Im not sure how to handle it Told me I will lose and I dont wanna give a shit I hope the road will understand that things got a little out of hand Sometimes I am wrong and you are right and the only friend that Ive had all my life Now its not easy to decipher if they cheer or if they cry for me
7.
When hes up, yeah well let him know that youre on the way Same for everyone Though you did act as you were interested in the way he moves Same as everyone and to each his own Understand the power of a lie Pack up and tell me when youre done Youre face has lost its silver lining By now it could be anyones How come you never sent me any note from America? Cant just carry on Cant we just jump in from another side of the ocean New for everyone No no I think its cooler when you run and wind up where a flower leads to Undress and tell me when youre done Your bodys blue from all the fighting like petals in a setting sun He gets delirious Its when I think 'He lame' If Im still good at what I do why is more red than blue now in the flame? Makeup mirrors are all you truly smile in and sadly youre not cool enough for lying Ill go play golf again, hit some thing fourty times At least something fourty times, to take a hit and feel alive At least something fourty times Take a hit, make up a mind Its not the same for everyone Pack up, I know what you have done Youre like a skeleton You know nothing bout a heart and so what? No Baby please dont go Free fall is a part of flying The birds on the buffalo eat and help at the same time Oh oh no, dont you go Oh oh no, where you wanna go? On your feet theres no relying No baby please dont go and take away whats mine Your face is a mess from all the fighting and somehow lost its silver lining Wish youd do more of the talking Id better know then what youre thinking Its not the same without the fighting not the same without the fighting part Love is quinine biting hard Oh my god
8.
How you know when your nose is gonna bleed? Made one too many eggs But you already ate Said you wanna wait Feel like trampoline? Ill come but I cant stay Where it goes you never know Just make sure its on the way With or without you, babe How you know that it was me? Then we get away but you were already where the world seems what it aint Am I just a man you met? Yeah well sure but not today Real love is giving head and never turn away or give one arm hugs instead If there is enough for me how many eggs are left to break? To what you wanna pray and where you wanna go To whom you wanna say Try to hold her hand one day Would be plenty for one day When you get away dont talk what youve never meant to say And one day you will die Sent her off at night Run away dont talk to one you hold on tight cause one day you will die
9.
Guess I have to wait no more there are deaths that aint worth dying I guess I have to wait no more If youre turning away it still happens though It dont matter much if youre rich or so If you came along or have been here all the time You could be next to follow just as soon as you line up There are deaths that aint worth dying Now hold on let me tell for a sec This is how it works One giant queue and they are all moving in reverse See, youre blind And if you hear someone talk behind you know of at least one more and that youre not next in line Thats why you hear people sighing Thats why you hear all this sighing So let me just add some more There would be rumours all the time about how many are behind a thousand or only nine? And that could nobody know cause some keep their voices low still everybody made a guess and if you wanna trade places youll have to pay more or less It just depends on a guess But why would somebody in the back agree? Cause if its a day or a year seems to make a difference and for money some take a chance it makes a whole lotta sense They aint greedy you have to pay the rent Business is even harder if you cant look each other in the eye probably the reason why some people leave it at sighing Maybe you are you are still wondering why and how that has something to do with life Maybe even if youll ever be that bright People standing in line is a metaphor you wouldnt believe what you can use it for Opportunism, life in general, everything just about every time you feel like lecturing Though theres truth to it I cant deny There are really deaths that aint worth dying and that some people love to sigh is probably also right
10.
03:06
Theres some shit you wanna pay for though your salary is so small Sing it to yourself at night Now its gonna be alright And nobody in the whole world wants to hear you crying like a schoolgirl when you dont even have one cent Well it happened to me once and I almost never came back when I was going for my Mercedes in debt Wish I would at least have bought a Cadillac I would pay and dust it everyday but in fact Im feeling dirty in my Mercedes instead Why wouldnt the carseller just let go of my head The more I think about it now the more I regret Why couldnt he just let go of my head Im feeling dirty in my Mercedes instead Sittin at the wheel I had made in radiant black The cardealers words still echo in my head Hitting the gas would feel like flying Mh mh right Like flying cold and freaky and sad Just like flying cold and freaky and sad Til Im like thirty Ill have to pay off the debt I just wish I had a Cadillac Id be sitting on the porch and seeing it shine And the reason no remorse would trouble my mind is that Id know soon Id call it my own and then I would never take out a loan again How the cashier is? I dont know, I guess she didnt like me much All sassy with her cash that I should grab it with a mask and such Shell be crying like a baby when Im heading for her register Who thought Im gonna make it this far? Ill be sitting on the porch and seeing it shine And the reason no remorse will trouble my mind Is that I will know I call it my own And then Ill never ever have to take out a loan again Let go of my head Why cant you You just let go
11.
Dont wanna end up like Jeddy 3 This left behind and sad machine So say goodbye, its time to leave Your money paid for this street, let's go Just tell them you dont want nomore and jump the sill and hit the floor Youll always be crawling like a mummy back Home straight into your little bed And though you wanna be dead inside Behind that cloth theres still a light I can see it Dont say theres not, I see it shine Theres a lady in your backyard with a frown and shes living on wood But dont act like a robot would All the doctors say its gonna be okay that very soon shell go away The garden view will be colorful But some of the shit they gave you bulldozed it to build a freeway cut the apple trees away When all the dirt has settled down theres no patch left but still a frown I wonder why, I wonder enough Looks like somebody pissed her off Oh oh, thats her uncanny smile Out of her face into the night Nightmares are not from far but live right next door and come over at weird times and hide underneath your sheets Wake up youll scent and see something thats for you what cutoff eyebrows is for me Some hearts stop at this sight the ones of rabbits and mice But unless youre old and weak enough a man dont die They shouldve grabbed a gun do chk chk and get it done instead of wasting all that lorazepam Well if it helps it doesnt show More dresses like a bulldozer Stuff sure is good at hiding it Still someone waiting in my bed This one goes out to all Jeddy 3s Who waved and said dont follow me Its time to take whats coming to you all washing my toes Thats where I look at the most That bullet too is on its way straight towards the light into your face I get sleepy with and without the pills its gettin ice cream cold See its never black and white like stracciatella More both of them Ambiguous like coke or vanilla Sometimes I think that life is but a snobby traveller that misses home insane Dont wanna do what Chris Wallace did always talkin about dying, then getting killed Be either dead or alive or like that mummy both at the same time

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Released on Clouds Hill/Rough Trade Distribution

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released March 1, 2013

Produced, engineered and recorded by Johann Scheerer at Clouds Hill Recordings, Hamburg/Rothenburgsort
Mixed there, too, by Johann Scheerer and Florian Boss
Mastered by Chris von Rautenkranz at Soundgarden Mastering

Songs written by Florian Boss
Why I like baseball written by Florian and Max Boss
Parts of Love is quinine are inspired by To Have Or Have Not by Hemingway.
A million little fibers is the name of a South Park episode.

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Allie Berlin, Germany

Allie is a solo artist from Berlin who released his 4th album in June '15 on Motor/RaR.
The first 2 were homerecorded and released with Ramin Ton, a Berlin-based gang. He co-scored a film with Paul Giamatti and then played solo shows in New York, Paris and all over Germany.
His 3rd album Uncanny Valley was recorded at Clouds Hill Recordings in Hamburg and came out in March '13.
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