Second Space

by The Fiery Piano

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credits

released 23 January 2013

To the origin of life, and the death of the sun.

This album is my first.
It was written, recorded, produced and mixed by me
at home and in Repan, in Stockholm 2012.
Mastering was done by Wallentin Richardsson
at Discrete Motion Recordings, Malmö.

Many thanks, hugs and high-fives to
family and friends, Tove, Daniel, Bysse, Max,
Joel, Oscar, Walle, Jakob, Stahre, Johan, Gabriele,
Andreas and David for letting me work less,
Gustaf and Jimmi at On Our Honeymoon,
every kind person who has come to a show,
or supported the band in any way.

Front cover photo by Gabriele Noziglia (www.erinandgabri.com).

Thank you, truly, for listening.

(To order a hard copy of the album, e-mail me at thefierypiano@gmail.com)

- Gustaf Montelius




MEGA MOUNTAIN RECORDS
www.megamountainrecords.com
www.thefierypiano.com

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The Fiery Piano is homemade sparkling pop music with dusty samples, yet crispy high-definition future-quality sound (in stereo), dramatic, kind of big at times, sweetness in the lows (negative Hz), details to discover, layers to peel, DIY, not made to earn more money for old men in new suits who already have enough. ... more

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Track Name: More Like A Tiger, Less Like A Dove
water is sifting through the cracks
in the wood of this decrepit cabin
the sheets are wet and dead heavy
and the roof is just about to give in
the only hint of a source of light is two eyeballs now
except the flickering of eyelids showing just the whites
my mind’s been hard on me lately
I wish I was brave and bold like the hero in the movies
that I liked the taste of ghosts;
”you see, I chew on their transparency”
but I’m faint like a crying child who fell and bruised his elbows
while his mother watched with weary eyes
like her hair was heavier on one side
as if the stewards would serve in-flight meals during a plane crash
I’m too dramatic I should know better than that
my mind’s been hard on me lately
if I was more like a tiger and less like a dove
if I was not such a coward I would stretch my backbone
but I’m the rats on a sinking ship
and the birds when winter kicks in
water is sifting through the cracks
in the wood of this decrepit cabin
the sheets are wet and dead heavy
and the roof is just about to give in
and the only way to get rid of it is to face the wall
‘cause I am making mountains out of the smallest rock
my mind’s been hard on me lately
Track Name: Scene From A Science Fictional Love Story
we dipped our feet into the burning sea
as the sky roared above like an old engine
you tucked your head tight to my chest
I took a breath prepared myself
heaven looked like a ripped up sheet
after the sun had burnt holes in it
so with the only air left to push
you whispered that we would
do just fine
you looked up touched my side
waved your hands before my eyes
said ”look at it this way, hon’,
we’re free for once so let’s run
to the very edge of this fragile ball
and let’s see if we’re not passengers on a turtle after all”
I know we’ll do just fine
Track Name: Keep Dreaming On
our eyelids are movie screens
tell me what you are projecting
how you filter out the cold
seeing color in the monochrome
my eyes must've been scratched
‘cause the picture is kind of foggy
so make a dream for me
the backdrop is way too fake
figures cast the wrong shades
hey, don't get too close
I'd be careful not to smother out the paint
when we're nothing without pretend
we might as well keep staring at the sun
you keep dreaming on
Track Name: Ice
the ice creaks beneath him
as if the world was about to collapse
and he's the first one to notice
but he keeps it a secret
he stops in the middle of the frozen lake
and he waits for a sunny day
he sees no future in his family
nothing keeps him going
but the tiniest of hopes
that tomorrow will bring a new beginning
it's like he reads the book of himself
only staring at the cover
‘cause he just can't flip a page
so he grabs a comic
his fingernails are longer
than they've ever been before
‘cause he stopped hoping for explosions
many years ago
when he got his first day job
at the local factory he thought
it was just for a short time
but he was trapped in a goddamn loop
and he's tired of his colleagues
and their stupid jokes
and his wife tired of him
when their daughter moved from home
so now they spend their time together
in front of the TV
growing brain tumors together
life is easy, huh?
keep yourself together
keep yourself calm
the worst parts isn’t sadness
but to not care at all
Track Name: Companions
we wake up by a flash
shove the sheep off the mattress
the motes of dust in the morning light
swirl as we turn them our backs
‘cause we know a better place
so we go back to bed
we're swimming beneath the waves
two tiny lights a second space
we dream ourselves to wilder shores and shaky piers
there's no one here but the two of us
and your messy hair and your summer dress
oh, the summer dress
we'll make a fire at the beach tonight
so the shadows can't fuck up our lives
fold your knees and I fold mine
we've had enough of it had enough alright
do you know we are true companions?
and do you know we are up for some tough times ahead?
sometimes one must limp for a little while
Track Name: Golden Helmeted Sun
you are only as gone as I decide that you can be so you're not
what if your phone's lost maybe you moved and I forgot
if a tree falls and no one's there
and if the golden helmeted sun could shine its beams
then I would mirror the light it blasted on me
it is only as fucked up as one can imagine it to be but worse
if you could see this how your own friends became a mess
you wouldn't take yourself away
and if the golden helmeted sun could shine its beams
then I would give back the love that you gave to me
we are too young and our bones are still too soft
so one can't just disappear
you can leave home you can move but never run
I bet you’re hiding out somewhere
so if the golden helmeted sun could shine its beams
then I would find you and bring you back to me
it takes a life to learn how to live
it takes a life to learn how to live
it takes a life to learn how to live
it takes a life to learn how to live
it takes a life to learn how to live
it takes a life to learn how to live
it takes a life to learn how to live
it takes a life to learn how to live
it takes a life to learn how to live
it takes a life to learn how to live
Track Name: Heavy Boots
the boots I wear are heavier now than they've ever been before
they're digging through the ground so I leave trenches wherever I walk
how does it feel?
how do you cope?
what does it mean to be destroyed?
the safety glasses dad provided I tripped and broke them a while back
the bubble mom once blew around me I outgrew it at last
so now I drink from poisoned puddles I order madness from the bar
someone reads me Lovecraft stories when I need comfort in the dark
how does it feel?
how do you cope?
what does it mean to be destroyed?
take me in a laboratory poke sharp objects at my eyes
play me back the saddest love song compare me with a laugh
Track Name: Friend Of The Void
there’s blood in my mouth ‘cause I’ve been chewing my lips
my teeth are red as a rose bouquet
so she plucks them out says “they’re quite nice”
and she hands them to another guy
see I’ve been throwing rocks in the mirror lake
until the ripples grew to giant waves
and I was washed upon a dreamy beach
but the sand was hot it burned my feet
you know that you’re all alone
when the concrete walls
and the spiders call
for help spinning their webs
my brain turned to an octagon red and white it’s a traffic sign
so I get nothing done
I get by on my own
‘cause I’m a friend of the void
but some people say
don’t be friends with the void
but I get by on my own
‘cause I’m a friend of the void
Track Name: Pegasus
I know you, you are a white horse with feathers
you kick with your hooves and you defeat all the sadness
you carry me over all the mountains
you show me what’s pass the darkest of horizons
Pegasus
we push through the wind as comets fall around us
I hide my face deep in your mane
you seem so calm between my heavy breathing
I ask you why and you tell me a secret
that all things will pass
that clouds always shatter
that even all the birds in the world still can’t shadow the sun
Pegasus
I’ll tell you what struck me yes,
what’s kept my brain busy as
grand central station
here’s the truth
that I’m not me without you