If We Are Here

by Undone

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Michael Reilly Undone are adventurously enigmatic, surprisingly sparse and artistically challenging standard conventions and genres. Slow, shuffling beats, spoken word, and moments of pure pop/rock feature here – and it all works. Favorite track: Mimi (character assassination).
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If We Are Here 2012 UndU Releases

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released May 1, 2011

ronit bergman, viktor gajtanoski, darko janevski, darko tasevski, vencislav smakoski, andrej anastasov-daskaloski

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Track Name: From Star to Star
My plane was searching for you from star to star,
Like a thirsty hummingbird seeking nectar.
Your potion made my belly dance
The rose’s thorns made my feet tap.
You lifted yourself just to teach me how to fly.
I believe your questions more than my replies.
Silence travels in sound
I forgive the truth when I see it in your eyes.
Track Name: Candles
CANDLES
Home is
a hot air balloon locked by snipers from the clouds.
Home is
a coffin with a door, and with windows and bars.
Home is
a matchbox. The matches are cocked inside.
Home is
an isolation cell where the rats walk by.
Home is
an aquarium where someone holds my head down.
Home is
A sanatorium with no exits.
Don’t misunderstand -
It’s not an angel’s crown, It’s a loop hanging above my head.
No, it’s not a halo nor a circle of light.
It’s just a simple rope floating above my skull.
And the necklace around my throat is not a jewel.
Wrong again, you fool.
These anklets at my base,
are not a treasure,
and the gold is not gold,
it’s iron.
Track Name: Ivritush
עבריתוּש

תמיד הברזתי לנאמנות שלך
מצטערת. לא נתתי לך לגדל אותי
לשכוח מילה ועוד מילה
ועוד
המילים מחליקות
כגרעיני לימון
בורחות אל ג'ונגל הסלט
מישהו אמר
שחייבים להרוג שפות זרות
להקריב אותן למענךְ
אבל הוא לא נתן עצות
לאלו ששפת האם שלהם, היא
זָרוּת.
שפה רפה מגששת אחר מילים
מחטטת בלוע חמוץ, בחניכיים אדומים
החתכים שבאצבעותיה מתחטאים במיץ לימון במקום בִּדְיוֹ סתרים.

Hebrew My Pet
Translated to English by Eppie Bat-Ilan

I've always blown off your loyalty
Sorry. Wouldn't let you raise me
Forgetting one word and then another
And more
Words slippery
As lemon seeds
Slide away into the jungle of the salad
Someone said
We should kill the foreign languages
Sacrifice them for your sake
But he gave no advice
To those for whom foreignness
Is mother tongue.

Limp tongue groping for words
Poking a sour throat, reddened gums
Its bruised fingers sterilized by lemon juice instead of invisible ink.
Track Name: Dripping
Dripping (Riding of the Blade of Destiny)


Dripping
Scattered
Leaking through the holes
Broken
Can not gather
All the pieces any more

People
Stuck inside her
Stabbing fifty time
Pull them out and
She'll be pouring
Her blood will irrigate their lives

Riding of the blade of destiny
Rocking on the knife to calm down
Knight of the karma brushes
She is never to be found

Sweeping
Random visions
Removing
Helpful thoughts
Luck is rushing
Horseshoes knocking
Someone else's heart pounds in her

Shattered
Ever spilling
Organs fall apart
Slices
Never building
It is all way too late now

Riding of the blade of destiny
Rocking on the knife to calm down
Knight of the karma brushes
She is never to be found
Track Name: Too True
Too True
based on a poem by
Dolores Atanasova
Why and How

What are all these faces
I've read them before
What are all these places
Don't show them no more
All these empTV's
How blind can we be
Little do we see
Taking it no more
I raise my eye to forever
My hand stops at wherever
What's pain to you
Can you feel something new?
A feeling here and there
Catching thoughts in vain
Words on top of words
And all these words again
Track Name: Simanya
כן יהי רצון (סימניה)
אתה יודע -
יודע שאמצא אותך.
אתה יודע
שכשאמצא אותך אלך לאיבוד.
אתה יודע
שתראה אותי מבפנים,
אתה יודע
שתראה אותי מצד לצד.
עמוק
עמוק בּקֶרב הדפים
אתה נמצא.
הכריכה שלי עוטפת סביבך
לא קרוב, גם לא רחוק מדי.

כעת אתה רואה את כל השקרים הלבנים
מחליקים בתוך האפלה שלי.
אתה-אני וכל הלילות הלבנים
מנצנצים לכבוד השיגעון שלך.

לכודה תחת עיניך החותכות
עוד ארקוד,
מסביב ישתחררו סודות וירחפו
עלי הכותרת שלהם יעופפו בבת-שחוקך.

אתה יודע -
יודע שאמצא אותך.
אתה יודע -

כשאמצא אותך
אלך לאיבוד

BOOKMARK
You know,
you know I’ll find you.
You know
I’ll get lost when I do.
You know
you’ll see me from inside.
You know
you’ll see me from side to side.
Deep,
deep between the pages,
that’s where you are.
My cover closes around you,
not close, not too far.
You see all the white lies
sliding in my darkness.
You-me all the white nights
shining for your madness.
Trapped under your cutting eyes,
I shall be dancing.
Secrets will open and fly.
Their petals will blow in your laughter.
You know,
you know I’ll find you.
You know
I’ll get lost when I do.
Track Name: Cuckoo Clock
Through the screen I trickle in
The space between the words
There I flow
The clock-hands carve you on my skin
The dots tattoo a tickle on my Soul
Through the dam you're coming in
The space between the grains there you go
The falcon's trail is guessing me
From tree to tree it sways before it know
Listen to the murmur
Time makes as it draws our lives
Let my tears be your pebbles
Don't blink your lakey eyes
Stay still don't move forever
Such a quiet game we'll play
We'll see hair grows together
Eternity in just one day.
Where fingers make the creeks and arms
Become the bays of every misty shore
Where freckles mix with sand
And lips with kiss horizon rises up once more
The dam collapsed the promise sank
The highest tide has carried us away
The boats have sailed and gone again
The water washed the words to cram the bay
Track Name: Free Strawberry milkshake in White lake
בפרדס
תן לי יד

בפרדס
אחכה
תן לי יד
תן לי קצה
עד
עד ש...

תן לי קצה
תן לי עד
In the orchard
I shall wait
Give me a hand
Give me an end
Until
And

Give an end
Give a forever
And
Track Name: Sea of Ashes
See sea of ashes
See island heart

Voices strings of voices
Horses coming down

Channels are open
Ready and sound
Track Name: In the Morning at Four
In the morning at four
Death came once more
It had its hair
Just like yours.

In the morning at four
Death came once more
It held me as strong
As your magnetic power.

It strangles
Without touching
It faces
Without looking
It makes me tremble
Without moving
It makes me smile
Without knowing
Like You
Y O UUUUUUU

In the morning at four
Death came once more
It drank from your glass
And stared right through the windows


It strangles
Without touching
It faces
Without looking
It makes me tremble
Without moving
It makes me smile
Without knowing
Like You
Y O UUUUUUU

In the morning at four
When death came once more
I pretended I'm dead.
Just like you.
Track Name: Mimi (character assassination)
Mimi (character assassination)

I have been trying to talk to you, but you are so loud, you can't hear
I have been trying to live with you, but you are so large in here
Why does it have to be you or me
Why does it have to be you or me
Why is it so Mi-mi
I know you want my end
I know you want to be me instead
Oh Mimi Again you kill kill kill me
Again you are breathing all the air
Again you make me see that I am blind
Serial killer Don't you dare
make it look like suicide
Oh Mimi
Again you kill kill kill