Lily Electric

Singles and albums (2005-2009)

Rats blossom into boys
single release 24/02 2009

Lovelite EP #1
Album ep release 09/03 2009

You’re in the painting you saw
single release 09/09 2009

You’re in the painting you saw
album (int.) 06/03 2009

Do you miss your feathers
single released 21/04 2008

Don’t change the suit when it’s you
single release 11/03 2008

You’re in the painting you saw
album release (dk) 31/03 2008

Everybody commits
album ep release 05/03 2007

Let come what may come
single release 06/05 2006

Naughty girl
single release 06/04 2006

Do you bear the truth in your silver hands
single release 13/03 2006

8 song mini album
album release 13/03 2006

One man left to change
single release 20/04 2005

Lover
single release 08/04 2005

Lily Electric EP
album ep release 03/03 2005

Videos

No love like missing someone
Directed by Victor Stilling

You’re in the painting you saw
Directed by Victor Stilling

Don’t change the suit when it’s you
Directed Mark Walker

Do you bear the truth in your silver hands
Directed by Mia Edelgart

Lily Electric (2008)

Artwork

Artwork for albums ‘You’re in the painting you saw’ and ‘8 song mini album’ by artist Mia Isabel Edelgart [visit]. Photographs by italian-danish photographer Luca Berti [visit]

Lyrics

 

Lovelite EP#1 (2009)

Pedestrians
I wanna go where pedestrians go, I wanna see and know what they know
I wanna go where my future gleams, I’m in search for what that means
I wanna love, not love in fright, I wanna feel but I wanna feel right oh yeah

But should I go where my parents went, should it be you or with someone else then
where do pedestrians go, where do pedestrians go

I wanna take her out for a drink, I wanna do it and see what she brings, kids?
I wanna be where lovers be, I wanna be there, could you be there with me
I’m gonna fake and fake it real, the fake I lie will be the ideal

But should I go where my parents went, should it be you or with someone else then
where do pedestrians go, where do pedestrians go
and with the absent question of faith, tell me how you feel, how you feel about anyone
where do pedestrians go, where do pedestrians go

Rats blossom into boys
All my wishes drown in fear
feel my self is left somewhere
traces are all I find and leave clouded behind
how is this worth saving?
centuries of what I want will be lost in this one

It happens in the gutter
rats blossom into boys

Early morning awakes a war
everything fills me with more
the flood from this minds living wound
make it dry out soon

It happens in the gutter
rats blossom into boys

Screams
Born screams take place on the fearful faces in the front row
clean cut brain ends up molested flying through the windows
strangled wife and kids lie sleeping on the floor
blown up ghostshapes shown on the screen in the videos

Dreams got lost when trying to get out of the foxhole
strained back by a hand and childhoods are turned into lost souls
left themselves alone threw everything aside
lived and slit the pain in two by letting things die

Little Pam Pollie, was loved as a kid
her heart felt the cold and killed it with a kiss
but thoughts grumble and morales crumble
Pollie was stained when the tape was changed

No love like in missing someone
All the things you go through
all the things you go through, to let me know I should have any interest in you
all the schemes in you
all the schemes in you, drag them out of yourself, drag them out of yourself

no love like in missing someone

Let me drown in the world
let me drown in the world, suck me into you, suck me into you, suck me through you

no love like in missing someone

Dancing rakes
Through the light fell the night
it takes more time to make the words right
cut the crap I might have said to much
but I had to say it cause I’ve really had enough
through the light fell the fight
our words dance like rakes in the night

I’m way past you, I’m way past you and I
I just passed you passing through my mind

Through my mind went time
nothing came out of nothing that night
the rake met the gun and the gun met the spirit
does my morale live on every time I kill it

I’m way past you, I’m way past you and I
I just passed you passing through my mind

Elephants
Well did you not know
he opened up his soul
he let in some dead
and parts of him got scared
as he opened it more
an inside blizzard turned him cold

Mans’ pierced into falling parts
when heavens´s unloading its ammo carts
alone he learns to pick up himself
found himself in a pile of tension
an obscure wrong creation
as a young girl seen with all the wrong measures
fleeing from eyes of common pressure

What do you intend to do
when you’re already maggotbaggage
housing the wrong stories as friends?
it wouldn´t break him not to see you again

Love is a victim of the bold
every love has an end and it comes
and grunts at itself and spoils the fun
he’s pierced in falling parts and unloading his ammocarts

You’re in the painting you saw (2008)

You’re in the painting you saw
Find rest in the sunshine
where the sea runs
spending what time’s up ahead
twenty percent pointless
pass out in the green grass
to where the heart is
catching her smile begging his

Don’t you know you have potential
to be the painting you saw
but how do you feel when it´s worthless
don’t you know it’s so essential
like in the painting you saw
but how do you feel when it´s worthless

Tranny midget catching
you imagining that life is worth anything
what good do you bring?
but it’s an odd quite new situation, we’ll all live it through
was it ‘til now up to you?

Don’t you know you have potential
to be the painting you saw
but how do you feel when it´s worthless
don’t you know it’s so essential
like in the painting you saw
but how do you feel when it´s worthless

Do you miss your feathers
Don’t you don’t you go
don’t you go for what you´re heading for
do you miss, do you miss your feathers

Don’t you, don’t you go
don’t you see the obvious you are
do you miss, do you miss your baby

Sweet someone’s gonna give, sweet someone’s gonna give

Don’t you, don’t you go
decisive failures are what you´re begging for
give away, give away your intentions

sweet someone’s gonna give, sweet someone’s gonna give
sweet someone’s gonna get, sweet someone’s gonna get

Don’t change the suit when it’s you
Nobody sees this thing
her stoic face is dripping
times’ echo beats my guilt
I felt it only when the paranoia bombs cursed the rain

Seen what your armor’s been through
I´ll take your armor off you
loves skin is unclean
I didn’t recognize the warfare it fought in you sweetie

Whatever you want it to be
I’m gonna need a new love treaty
whatever she wants to be
without her everybody start marching

Her love is up to you
you found the truth to this issue
It’s nothing but anything else
than confusing parts of all the little things inside your head
and it’s irrelevant too
don´t change the suit when it´s you
this wasn’t what it should’ve been
you got her changed and she speaks of the signs that marks your end

Whatever you want it to be
I’m gonna need a new love treaty
whatever she wants to be
without her everybody start marching

Your love’s a dinosaur, how about you had her do you

No art worth the look of you
No art worth the look of you
no symbols worth the comfort of you
all the endless roads of passion
your eyes don’t read the matter of my intention

Oh my God I got nothing to conclude
no questions worth the substance of you
it’s a shaky shaky ground, you’re on shaking ground – you shake the ground
Horus help! don’t close your eyes, bring her sun and moonshine

Darling there’s nothing left to do cause then is now
relax now and take a last morphia you will do fine
I know it hurts when it stabs you though you don’t show
You won’t give in and no matter time will let go

Don’t you know, don’t you know

Why did she not get of before
said the old crackhead to the young next door
cause it’s a shaky shaky ground, we’re on shaking – we shake the ground
no don’t help, let’s not build it up, let’s tear it down

Darling there’s nothing left to do cause then is now
relax now and take a last morphia you will do fine
I know it hurts when it stabs you though you don’t show
You won’t give in and no matter time will let you go

Church bells
I’m ringing them church bells
I’m saving all your prayers
I’m all the moods that you can bear
I’m in the woods, I’m in the air
I’m in the notes you now sing
I am the history of a king
I’m in every living thing
We are in every living thing

In your dying grandmas chair
I’m in the memory she brings
I’m in the joy, the smile on your lips
I am the spirit that you miss

I’m the cry you hear in the wind
I’m the voice you have within
I’m in every living thing
we are in every living thing

In your dying grandmas chair
I’m in the memory she brings
I’m in the joy, the smile on your lips
I am the spirit that you miss

Take me by the hand and I will walk with you

In your room
I saw me, it was in your room, seeing through your sighs
love nears me, you’re the scenery, beautiful and tired
thought one time, where will this go, bored and undesired
brought two sides, of babies into you, each one wasn’t right

On your small young shoulders fits the wondering expectations of the ending
is love the ending, is this ending?

Crazed you see, a possibility, in a flaming try
can it be, the wrongs are all gone, all but your denial
we clashed between, clashes in between what was yours and ours

On your small young shoulders fits the wondering expectations of the ending
is love the ending, is this ending?

Now I see you nowhere
Doubtful you face it all
she’s your ark you’re her sophister
downwards the pity slopes
to the heart of the isotopes

Soul gains a lentigo
the chance that was missed would’ve taken us through
as you await your part
you choose you’re never gonna let it start

Doubtful you chase it all
in your loves rusting avatar
seance of the wrecking ball
never missed any’s lonesome fall

Now I see you nowhere
Now I see you nowhere

Scars change, you sense it all
through the mist is the tambourines call
beware of the tango’s turn
what you live is what life has earned

Soul gains a lentigo
the chance that was missed would’ve taken us through
as you await your part
you choose you’re never gonna let it start

Now I see you nowhere
Now I see you nowhere

Do you bear the truth in your silver hands
Is this it for me?
Is there any other place for me?
when I never tried
when I never tried
I do what you would do and do you bear the truth in your silver hands?

I see dead grace in your makers face
I see a dead car, someone’s driven it too far
I see a dead old queen, I see a dead man dream
I see a blanket pure white of stains of blood from a fight

I see innocence burn, I see a turncoat turn
I see ambulance light blinding children at night
I see a dead musketeer fighting dead King Lear
I see Napoleon walking winning people without talking

Is this it for me?
are there any other ways it can’t be?
since I’ve never tried
since I’ve never tried
I do what you would do and don’t you bear the truth in your silver hands?

I see dead ideas drinking dried tears
I hear death swearing revenge
I see a dead ocean with dead drunks floating
I hear a dead note sinking Noah’s boat

I see dead clouds falling, dead shadows crawling
dead men howling, young wolves drooling
horny wives yearning, firemen burning
I see a dead world turning
I see a dead world turning

Blasted
Blasted like those rumors play me
I’m killing with my fears
I named them but I lost them
Cause I’m young enough to bleed but my blood is still not red
love taints the color and leaves

Use your killing fortitude
speak your tongue, speak your tongue
so bright is the future when its made from young virtue
here I come, here I come

She made love safe to belong here
but she’s not what I’d prefer
I met her then I lost her
my blackness is still no plague cause my mind is still not set
I’ll just blame you who will come next

Use your killing fortitude
speak your tongue, speak your tongue
so bright is the future when its made from young virtue
here I come, here I come
all that is now, it is now, and now it’s now for you
somebody was, somebody was
so soft is the virtue when it’s tripping into you
virtue here I come, here I come

Love travels far
No one, no one here is exclusive
green as the grass is the color of my conscience
the boy took a line and everybody joined in creating energy in the power station
but everything now, here everything will end
everybody is in a loverelation

Love travels far
love travels far

What is this thing doing to me?
what is this thing?
I know I’m gonna wake up, so why worry?
now you say that this is okay and I’ll be leaving soon
read the tearing proof and get over with it

Love travels far
love travels far
you can be found

Naughty girl
Naughty girl don’t let anybody drag you down
naughty girl don’t let anybody drag you down
naughty girl you don’t know what’s coming to you
naughty girl don’t let anybody drag you down

Naughty girl I’m the one who wants to take you home
naughty girl I’m the one who wants to take you home
naughty girl you don’t know what’s gonna hit you
naughty girl I’m the one who wants to take you home

Listen to me gently so I can hear
all the thoughts you’ve had of what you don’t know if you can bear
don’t you leave it here
Let your song out it’s getting lonely in the fall
you can hear it play in your head but you’re too tall
don’t you leave it here

Naughty girl I’m the one who´s gonna bring you down
naughty girl I’m the one who´s gonna bring you down
naughty girl why’re they never gonna build a statue out of you?
naughty girl I’m the one who’s gonna bring you down

If you don’t like me now you are gonna love me later
is she sweet enough for you? is it enough to save her?
don’t you leave her here

Let it all out, if you don’t jump you’ll fall
nobody’s gonna hear nobody’s call
don’t you leave her here, why not leave her here?

Malinké
(instrumental)

Everybody commits (2007)
Where books read each other and life lives itself
where love has a lover and art is a picture of mother
where war has no brother cause father loves daughter
where lies don’t recover and truth doesn’t even bother

It shouldn’t happen again then don´t do it again
It shouldn’t happen again

Your only world is you have you thought it through
your only world is you have you felt it through you
your only world is you, have you felt it?

Where everybody commits
her smile’s catching his
politicians are free necessary evils in me
buy this picture of me if you want naivity
we all got murders on our conscience in blue skies of assumptions

It shouldn’t happen again, then don’t do it again
it shouldn’t happen again

Your only world is you
have you thought it through
your only world is you
have you thought it through
your only world is you
have you felt it too, the whole world lives through you

 8 Song Mini Album (2006)

Let come what may come
You got stone, you need more, you can’t build anything right
you don’t use your capabilities, you’re into yourself for life
you got space, you got time but that just don’t make it right
take down all the world and you still wouldn’t be satisfied

Let come what may come
the sooner the better I didn’t ask for this in the first place
this place freaks me out and I don’t know what I must do now

What can you make that isn’t made, what can you bring to claim this world
there are a lot of hills up ahead, go knock them down girl
you got rich, you got life but that just don’t make it right
it takes a moon to love and a sun to cause a genocide

Let come what may come
the sooner the better I didn’t ask for this in the first place
This place freaks me out and I don’t know what I must do now
what I must do now

Captain of a friendship
Sailor don’t float around in misery
I am the captain of a friendship heading to you
master of peace I do as you wish
but are you able to make your words count

I – have – no – one – else

Traitor is that my pond in which you fish?
don’t really need your favors, but if your favors need me
come we’ll fight the wars of the sea
we have been saving to bleed on this account

I – have – no – one – else

There’s a riot going on
There’s a riot going on
raging moon, raging sun
how safe do you feel?
how safe do you feel?

There’s a riot going on
everything is right, everything is wrong
don’t let it drag you down
don’t let it drag you down

Is it more than I need to know?

There’s a riot going on
unfought peace, unfought wars
and the river sings and sings on
life is a riot, has God yet been born?

Is it more than I need to know?

I don’t know, do you know
I’m walking out the road spending my time
I stopped to say hello to a friend of mine
he asked me: ”do you ever wonder where you’re going?”
I said I know that I’m walking
It’s of no importance where to
cause it’s just not possible to think it all through

I don’t know, do you know

I’m walking out the road, walking the white line
I’ve got a life at stake I can’t define
I fear now that nothing’s gonna change
over me is the sky and I spot a few trees up ahead
and as the rain pours down you start talking in my head
no one knows how their life’s will shape

I don’t know, do you know

Hey Boy
Baby I was meant to be a star in this land
so I can’t change my ways, I’m taking one more day on chance
enlightening spirits break out of your cages and come talk to me
I’ve never wanted anything but love, but is this love I see?

No this ain’t love it’s just flashbacks of dreams from a child
I haven’t felt like this for years but now I do I relive myself
I can’t go where you wan’t me to go, I need to turn my own way
I can’t walk this mile alone, but I’m gonna walk it anyway

Hey boy don’t you leave today
don’t let lies shake the bag of you
hey boy don’t you leave so fast
If you run from lies the lies run back

But now I’m lost in a future of my own construction
and I demand from me that I’ll stop living on illusion
you hit my face with a fist of grace and in your beauty I hear you say
you can walk this mile alone but I’ll follow anyway

Hey boy don’t you leave today
don’t let lies shake the bag of you
hey boy don´t you leave so fast
if you run from lies the lies will turn back

Hey boy don’t you leave today
don’t let lies shake the bag of you
hey boy don´t you leave so fast
cause if you run from lies the lies always come back
if you run

Lily Electric EP (2005)

Lover
Lover you’re wrong
lover you’ve gone out of my reach
another man reached for you and kept you safe
I couldn’t bring you me, I couldn’t bring you me
and it’s all getting too close, the world is getting too close I might as well leave it
but hear me now

cause I’m never gonna leave, never gonna leave here without you
no I’m never gonna leave, never gonna leave here without you

Lover you’re wrong
lover you’ve gone out of my reach
don’t you see it’s hard for me when everybody’s trying to be your man
and where can I go, baby I don’t know
somewhere warm, somewhere warm here I’m deadly cold
and I throw my cigarette away

cause I’m never gonna leave, never gonna leave here without you
no I’m never gonna leave, never gonna leave here without you

One man left to change
You can save everybody else
you can save everybody else but you
you can save everybody else
you can save everybody else but you

so tonight there’s only one man left change
he comes and goes with a happy smile from everyone he’s saved
anything goes but you, anything goes but you

You can’t be anything you want
you can’t be anything you want but you
you can’t be anything you want
you can’t be anything you want but you

so tonight there’s only one man left change
he comes and goes with a happy smile from everyone he saves
anything goes but you, anything goes but you

Come in peace
I come in peace
just need to get a shirt hanging behind the door
I’ll let you sleep
I can hear you breathe fast, slow, deep

I’ve changed in your eyes
let it in, let it nest for a while
I’ve changed in your eyes
don’t let it hit you so hard, you take it way too far
I’ll leave you be
you need to rest, we got a long run ahead
me, I’ve been depressed
I’m not you need and you loose what you can’t keep

I’ve changed in your eyes
slow down and let love rest for a while
well I’m gonna see you change
when the sun in you eyes transforms into rain
you say I’ve changed, in your eyes
don’t let it hit you so hard, you take it way too far

All in your eyes
you bring down words of fire from the sky
Oh what those eyes can tell
look at the matches, Manhattan East Street Hotels

Of course I’ve changed in your eyes
oh baby it’s gonna be alright
it’s in your eyes no more
the spark that could lift up my charms and grant cover from war

Additional stuff about Lily Electric

Samvirke (2007)
Interview and photography series in danish magazine Samvirke from London, December ’07 [watch]

Reviews
‘You’re in the painting you saw’ (2008) [visit Ponyrec]

Distinctions (2006-2008)
Lily Electric toured many hundreds of shows in their years. Here are a few selected achievements from their years on the road
2008 – South by Southwest (SXSW), Austin, Texas
2008 – Show at Popkomm, Berlin
2008 – Showcases, New York
2008 – Show at Tauberthal Festival
2007 – P3 Gold Award nomination in the category “The Talent”
2007 – Awarded the Bandbase sponsorship” (then named Mymusic)
2007 – Awarded the Ramp‐Music sponsorship, 1.000.000,- in PR-value
2007 – Show at Spot Festival 6/6 livereview, Gaffa, DK)
2007 – Showcases, London (10 page article in danish magasin Samvirke)
2007 – Show at Skanderborg Festival, DK
2007 – Show at Popkomm, Berlin
2006 – Live act of the year, VEGA Copenhagen (participants: Lily Electric, Veto and Cold War Kids)
2006 – Danish Government Cultural Exchange between Denmark and Latvia Tour

Releases (2005-2009)
2009 – Lovelite EP#1 (PonyRec // Joyboy Records)
2008 – You’re In The Painting You Saw (PonyRec)
2008 – You’re In The Painting You Saw (Joyboy Records // Tactic Records/Target Distribution)
2007 – Do You Bear The Truth In Your Silver Hands EP (Joyboy Records)
2006 – 8 Song Mini Album (Joyboy Records)
2005 – Lily Electric EP (Joyboy Records)

Labels
Joyboy Records, PonyRec, Target Distribution, Tactic Records

Collaborators
PonyMan (Mgmt), Live Nation (DK), Target Concerts (DE), Upfront Booking (DK), Headquarter Berlin (DE), BrillJant Alternatives (Press, DE), Henrik Böwadt (Mgmt, DK) (the band tried to be front runners of the spirit of the time, which was Do It Yourself (DIY), so till very late in the bands’ life time they did almost everything themselves – maybe this should be written on their tomb stone as a notice to others having the same thoughts of grandeur)

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