Diskografie

Conor Oberst
Gentleman's Pact
Merge 2008
7" vinyl,
Vinyl und CD, limitiert auf 1000 Stück; erhältlich nur bei den Konzerten 2008


 

Gentleman's Pact

I was lost for a while in a mirrored hallway of a high-rise hotel
Umbrella drink in my hand, sitting down
Saw ten thousand me's, numb cocaine teeth in their chattering mouths
Thought about home, thought about death, thought about moving south
Rodeo wind blew in, now the candle's out and everyone's scared
Call my broker, sell everything, I want to be prepared
Heard the cavalry cry of my girl for the night when I entered her
Sounded so fake, always feels fake, finishes and then it feels worse

Every hallway has a camera
Every hallway has a camera don't you know
They never let you open the window
They never let you open the window

Smoke signals of thought, white ribbons of loss
High above the tree line, they cry out

I froze up for a second on the pyramid side of the Las Vegas strip
My brother hunched over in the bushes getting sick
Security knew took one look and threw us out
Life's not fair
I tried to die young with my true love, ended up a millionaire
The mechanical world, a loud sound you've never heard that's always there
Radio's trailing through the desert, keep driving until you disappear
We made a gentlemen's pact: no stopping, no looking back
Lace those shoes.
Take the first step
Take the next step
That's a boy!
It is never too soon

All that you keep is the journey, all you keep are the spaces in between
It's not the fresh start or the ending
All that you keep is the journey

Smoke rings round my thoughts
Blue ribbons at the dawn
High beyond the tree line we pass out
Smoke signals of thought, white ribbons of loss
High above the tree line they cry out


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Synesthete Song


Harbor Ann, take me as I am
A flame reduced to ash
Laugh as my youth is taken from me
Winter's day, am I in your way?
You press against my skin
All the flowery speeches ended fast
Clinking glass
The champagne made my head feel light
And overcast the stars
Paper crane, tell me it's OK
An opera glasses view
Kaleidoscope of now and never
Gaia's love, schizophrenia
The devil's in my coat
Mothership coming to pick me up
Just my luck
They got my house surrounded
I'm the only one I trust

The dark light of man
The dark let him in

Synesthete, can I confide in thee?
The color is the sound
The screams were orange
My footsteps silver
Secret plan, man, I'll tell you if I can
The evils of this world are at your doorstep
Let me enter, friend, understand
We have come to the convergence
Now all the paths combine


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Corrina, Corrina


Corina, Corina
Where you been so long?
Corina, Corina
Where you been so long?
I've been so worried about you, coquito
When are you coming home?

Corina, Corina
Where did you sleep last night?
You come back around this morning
Clothes don't fit you right

I got a bird that whistles
I got a bird that sings
I got a bird that whistles
I got a bird that sings
Oh without you Corina, this life don't mean a thing

Corina, Corina
Listen, you make me blue
Corina, Corina
Listen, you make me blue
Miss Figueroa-Escamilla
Hey, I'm talking to you!

Corina, Corina
Where have you been so long?
Mi querida, Corina
Where you been so long?

You're way out there in Toluca
I'm trapped in Tepoztln
You're way out there in Toluca
I'm trapped in Tepoztln


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Breezy


Move your slender fingers
Help me play this song
Spend another night inside this rented mansion
I love you now
I know that doesn't matter
I love you now
I know that doesn't matter

Kissing me full of beer, tequila, weed, and candy
Walking down the boardwalk
Act like we were married
You always made it easy
Then I'd want you more
You always kept it easy
Then I'd want you more

Too smart for your own good
Too sweet, too logical
Statistics round your head
Tried to teach me about baseball
My favorite was the part when they make it home
I like it when they steal, and when they make it home

You left us with a sorrow too unreal to help
Heard the birds sound broadcast speakers at the Phoenix hotel
All your friends are standing, crying, on the sidewalk
All your boyfriends, they were standing crying on the sidewalk

Breezy, I feel dizzy
Can you help me up?
It's crowded at the back door
How we getting to the bus?
I'd like to help you find it if there's something better
Yeah, I'll try and help you find it if there's something better

Move your slender fingers
Help me play this song
Spend another night inside this practice mansion
I love you now
I know that's all that matters
I love you now
And I know that's all that matters


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