Highly Sedated

All We Have Is Now

Merging the universal sound of dance music with the structure of a rock band together with exquisite attention to detail around their aesthetics and artwork, Highly Sedated is a unique concept that promises to take electronic music forward to incredible new levels.
Signed to Steve Angello’s SIZE Records, the band’s debut-album, ‘All We Have Is Now’, is now available.

Below you’ll find the story behind each song on the album, curated by the band members themselves.

At the bottom of your screen you can find the music player,
Scroll down to learn more about the songs.

Enjoy!

01.

Wasted Youth

Says Patrick:
“We were discussing new songs and which kind of vibe we should go for.
Listening to some inspirational songs and brain storming.

It was winter and dark, and Leo started laying this bassline over a drum loop.
I had written the words to the chorus a few weeks earlier and I almost instantly knew that they were perfect for the track.
I recorded my voice and was kind of unsure about it, since I don’t sing with that kind of tonality often.
But the other guys loved it, so I felt less self-conscious about it.
After that we wrote the other verses and recorded them within a couple of hours.
The foundation of the track was layed that night.
After that the bassline was reworked, strings were added in Lithuania and the drums became more minimalistic.
There’s actually no percussion or drum hits (except the kick) at all.
But it still keeps you interested throughout the whole song..
One of my absolute favourites.”

Says Verner:
“I remember that we were stuck on a song and we had been working hard on it without getting further. Then patrick put on a son g and said “we should do something like this” and that just got it started. I started playing around with some chord changes and Leo started with a beat. Patrick already had a hook do it just emerged naturally. I remember a friend who was there saying; Jesus guys, you just wrote a killer song i 20 min.”

Says Sebastian:
“We were all in the studio and I had promised my, then, new girlfriend to do something later that evening.
I left the studio, then looked in our chat and saw that there was a new demo.
I listened to it and was just like ‘wow’ what the hell did they do.
More or less they hammered this on down in one evening and iIam gutted I wasn’t there when they made the first demo that almost sounds like the track we ended up with.”

Lyrics

Chorus
Youth is wasted on the young /
Wisdom’s wasted on the old /
I am wasted, I am numb /
I am wasted, I am cold /
x2

Verse 1
I’m hanging in mid-air /
Can’t hide behind the mask i wear /
Anchored hardships and denial /
Cut them loose and just let them die /
Just let them die /

Chorus
Youth is wasted on the young /
Wisdom’s wasted on the old /
I am wasted, I am numb /
I am wasted, I am cold /

Verse 2
Define yourself, don’t let them make you /
Take pride in yourself, don’t let them break you /
Rely on yourself, you know they won’t save you /
Say goodbye to yourself, find a hole to escape through /
x2

Chorus
Youth is wasted on the young /
Wisdom’s wasted on the old /
I am wasted, I am numb /
I am wasted, I am cold /
Just let them die

02.

Go Insane

Says Verner:
“That song was quite hard to get satisfied with. Id been listening to The Who a lot at some point and i wrote a hook one day that kind of had that feeling. So we started working on it But the verse never quite for with the rest of the song. The words and all was there But not the vibe, it felt childish in some way. A few weeks before the album was said to be done and ready for mixing i managed to find a better verse on a piano i just brought home. And luckily the song made it on the album.”

Says Sebastian:
“I think i had to force this one onto the album, at least initially.
Perhaps the others would have changed their mind in the end.
But people though it was a bit of a strange track.
I love Verners voice on it and Patrick just makes it so dirty and that summer was full of x-ratedness so when i listen to Patrick’s lyrics they really take me back to those moments we had.”

Says Patrick:
“We had the first version of this song for like a year.
I didn’t really like it, it felt childish in a way.
The beat on the verses was more like a dance track and the transition between verse/hook didn’t really work.
I always loved the hook though.
And a couple of weeks before the album was supposed to be delivered for mastering, Verner came up with this great piano during the verses.
So we just switched the old dance beat with the piano and it became what it is today.”

Lyrics

Verse 1
Hey… /
Wanna know a secret? /
There’s a method to this madness /
It’s all what you believe in /
If you let them; good things happen /
Wear my crazy on my sleeve /
Life is but a drean /
Like I’m walking on a tight rope /
Might go borderline to psycho /

Chorus
You hide your face and pray the rain might wash it all away /
There’s a sweetness to the pain /
So many times I’ve wandered off without a certain aim /
It feels so good to go insane /

Verse 2
Pssst… /
Wanna know a secret? /
Haven’t slept since Friday /
Gotta get a grip /
Haven’t slept for five days /
Wear my crazy on my sleeve /
Life is but a dream /
Like I’m walking on a tight rope /
Might go borderline to psycho /

Chorus
You hide your face and pray the rain might wash it all away /
There’s a sweetness to the pain /
So many times I’ve wandered off without a certain aim /
It feels so good to go insane /

03.

Got Some Water?

This was the second song we released.

The phrase came to life when a bunch of rave kids asked us if we had some water, on a late summer night in the woods.
We knew straight away that we had to make a song inspired by this.

Says Patrick:
“Sebastian was in Leo’s studio in Vilnius at the time. I was home in Stockholm and we were sending files to eachother. As soon as they sent a loop of the bassline I knew how the lyrics should be. It really has this dark, moving feeling to it, but it’s also very sexy. So I recorded some demo vocals on my laptop mic. A couple of months later Steve played the track at his residency at BBC Radio 1. Amazing how stuff like this work out.”

Says Verner:
“I mean that song is one of Leos children. Fantastic work. That dark beat and the great lyrics that Patrick and Sebbe delivered.
There wasn’t much for me to add.
I just sang 2 lines and that was more than enough.
Sometimes you got to take a step back.”

Says Sebastian:
“I remember sitting with Leo in the studio just looking for a basskick, then we stumbled upon this.
We were just thinking “hell yeah” and we quickly sent it to Patrick.
I can’t recall if it was before or after Patrick and I went to a forest rave, where all these 20 year olds were off their heads but forgot to buy the essentials for such a lengthy endeavour.
I looked at Patrick and he at me and we almost said at the same time ‘GOT SOME WATER?!’ “

Lyrics

Verse 1
Got memories that I need to lose /
Trying to find myself inside of you / x2
I need you, babe /
Need you to save my soul /
I see you, babe /
Wet like h2o / x2
Got some water? /

Bridge
Drip, drip, drip / x4
Drop /
Trying to find myself inside of you / x2

Build up
Only water in my cup, baby, tonight /
Drink up, drink up / x2
Got some water? /

Verse 2
Got memories that I need to lose /
Trying to find myself inside of you / x2
I need you, babe /
I see you, babe / x2
Got some water? /

Bridge
I think I’ve had enough / x6
Got some water? /

Outro
H2o /
Wet like h2o /
Got some water?

Only water in my cup, baby, tonight /
Drink up, drink up /

Artwork

Sara Brant-Lundin

The force behind Sara Brant-Lundins work comes from movement, texture and color-based energy.
Color alone expresses life and speaks it’s own, and that something she is a master of taking advantage of.
Almost all of Saras work is inspired by the four elements and all of their individual forms, movements and sounds.
She says that she’s only free within the limits of her knowledge, and because of that she wants to fill her life with questioning and searching.
Truly an inspiring human being!
With ‘Got Some Water?’ on repeat in the studio, the piece was created during late July and August nights.
Sara feels that the song carries an absorbing, distinct darkness in constant motion and this is what she wanted to express through her paint strokes.
Thank you Sara!

04.

We Try

Says Verner:
“That was the start of everything. Me and patrick wrote some stuff and recorded it on one of Leos beats.
We hadn’t even met him at that point. T
he structure of the song was done and the rest was more post production.
The song is about the struggle of maintaining a high and i think you can hear that quite well.
That summer was fucking crazy.”

Says Patrick:
“This was the first track we ever recorded together.
The final version sounds a bit different than the first one, but all the lyrics are the same.
For me it’s a track about having problems with being content with everyday life, when you’ve felt true bliss.
Always chasing that high, never being able to settle down. “

Says Sebastian:
So before our first gig we were rehearsing in Vilnius in Leo’s studio. I had heard this track before but here it really started building. There were quite a few freaks in the studio but they all went quiet during the rehearsal. Leo was behind his huge mixer and Verner and Patrick were roaming around the room with their mikes. The room was electric, this track you really could feel. I was sold and thought, this could be big. We didn’t even have a name yet. That festival we played as ‘Vagina Dentata’. A bunch of idiots filled to the brim with every possible upper and downer you could get your hands on in Lithuania.

Lyrics

Verse 1
Step right through /
I’ve been expecting you /
Hope you’re not afraid of heights /
You’ll be flying tonight /
I’m in the chamber of your gun /
I’m the smoke up in your lung /
Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide /
Just enjoy the ride /

Chorus
It’s the feeling of flying that keep us alive /
Once you get a taste there’s no coming down /
Keep running from ghosts, but there’s nowhere to hide /
We try / x3

Verse 2
It’s the feeling of flying that keep up alive /
Once you get a taste there’s no coming down /
Keep running from ghosts, but there’s nowhere to hide /
We try /
x2

Verse 3
Step right through /
I’ve been expecting you /
Hope you’re not afraid of heights /
You’ll be flying tonight /

Chorus
It’s the feeling of flying that keep up alive /
Once you get a taste there’s no coming down /
Keep running from ghosts, but there’s nowhere to hide /
We try / x3

05.

Slip Away

Slip Away was the last song we recorded for the album.
We felt that we wanted to include another hard dance track, something that could’ve been played at a warehouse rave in the late 90’s but at the same time keep the contemporary punchiness.

Says Patrick:
“During the time we made the song, Trump and his minions were all over the media. Their talk of “fake-news” was starting to take root among their supporters and this was something we wanted to touch on in the song.
There’s so much lies circulating and the propaganda machines are stronger than ever before. Now it’s more important than ever to think for yourself.

So we ended up with this politically charged, heavy bass-driven dance track. The mantra “you’re free to do as they tell you to / you’re free to buy what they sell to you” echoes throughout the whole song and the vocal chorus screams of despair.
We also used a quote from Aldous Huxley, the author of Brave New World, as a reminder that this whole propaganda war is nothing new.
Keep your eyes open and question everything.”

Says Verner:
“That was one of those songs you believe in when the others don’t.
Me and Leo was working and working on it.
The dark vibe was great and the beat really spoke to me and Leo.
But I had such a hard time getting my part right.
We sat a whole weekend trying to get i right and late on a Sunday we finally nailed it.
I think all of us had a hard time at that point and the situation in the world didn’t look better either.
You can hear it in the lyrics as well.
The lines that Patrick drops in the beginning say’s it all…
And it was also great to get some of Aldous Huxley’s words in the mix. What a man!”

Says Sebastian:
Verner, Leo and I was in SIZE studios. Patrick had been hope a bit he wasn’t feeling to well for a while and Hannes was off for a shoot. We were just playing around when Leo started playing around and I was next to him. Soon Verner picked up the Moog and we got at it. We were doing something for Steve at the same time but finished that quite quickly and got some sort of flow on what was to become the instrumental parts of slip away. Verner went got some ideas he wanted to record in the song booth and it sounded awesome. In the late afternoon Patrick came in, said Hi and listened to what we had. He had an idea straight away, I think he had these lyrics or parts of them already in his head. He recorded it in less then an hour and I thought, Jesus Christ what a track we have here.

Lyrics

Verse 1
You’re free to do as they tell you to /
You’re free to buy what they sell to you /
Ask yourself; where the hell were you? /
The day they turned their lies into truth /

x2

Verse 2
Should I see it as a warning? /
Or is it already too late? /
I wish you wake me up one morning /
No matter how much time it takes /

Chorus
I’m gonna try /
To see if I can slip away /
From all the lies /
And all the things in the way /
x2

Build
You’re free to do as they tell you to /
You’re free to buy what they sell to you /
Ask yourself; where the hell were you? /
The day they turned their lies into truth /

x2

Chorus
I’m gonna try /
To see if I can slip away /
From all the lies /
And all the things in the way /
x2

Outro
You’re free to do as they tell you to /
You’re free to buy what they sell to you /
Ask yourself; where the hell were you? /
The day they turned their lies into truth /

x2

06.

Burn

Says Patrick:
“I had found this amazing piano sample, which I sent to Leonas.
He flipped it in a crazy way and started building this monster of a track.
It has so many different parts that fit together in such an unorthodox way.
I had been working on my lyrics for a while.
It was so much shit going on in the world at the time (and still is…).
I wrote it in this ‘we need to destroy before we can create’ kind of way.
Need to burn the world down before we can rise from the ashes.
Really loved how it turned out.”

Says Verner:
“This is also one of our more politically charged songs just like Slip Away.
Trump was on the move, things happening all over the world and nothing seemed right. It still doesn’t.

Leo came over from Lithuania with this huge beat he’d been working on.
Patrick already had great lyrics to it that reeked of gasoline and revolution. It took a while for me to get the hook the way it should be. I think Sebastian came in with a bottle of whiskey to lighten our spirits after a whole day in the studio. That somehow made me scream out the words in a high pitch way that was necessary for the song and the best way to deliver the message.

REVOLUTION!”

Says Sebastian:
“I can’t remember much more than that all i could think about were some evil bells ringing in my head when we did this. I explained it to Leo and those bells you hear on the track were the ones that were ringing in my head. Furthermore Verner used all his might in his voice it almost thundered through the glass of the song booth. We also consumed 2L whiskey, 24 beers and i cooked sausages with mashed potatoes that evening in the studio. “

Lyrics

Hook
Let it all burn down, down /
x2

Verse 1
Bring the gasoline, bring the matches /
Turn mid-day, to nighttime /
Dreams of kerosene, dreams of ashes /
Running out of options, we’re running out of life lines /
Head’s telling me to turn around /
Heart’st telling me to burn it down /
Set fire to the world tonight /
We set fire to the world tonight /

Verse 2
Let it burn down, down, down / x4
We’re already in hell /
Let it burn down, down, down / x4
Keep feeding the flames /
Until nothing remains /
An ocean of lies /
It’s useless to fight /
Something wicked, they say /
Is coming this way /
At the sound of the bell /
We’re already in hell /

Verse 3
Life finds a way /
Rise from the flames /
Set fire to the shade /
Turn night into day /
Head’s telling me to turn around /
Heart’s telling me to burn it down /
Set fire to the world tonight /
We set fire to the world tonight /

Hook
Let it all burn down, down /
x2

Set fire to the world tonight /

07.

Make Love

Says Verner:
“We recorded that in Leos studio in Vilnius. He already had the song more or less done so me and Pat just added our vocals on it.
That is also a song that didn’t need much of my vocals on it. It was beautiful from the beginning so I decided to just put a small flavour on it.
And iILove the CYA remix of it. They really made it into a great club hit.
And hearing Steve Angello play it on BBC residence was just mindblowing.
And to get all the great feedback from the listeners.”

Says Patrick:
“We recorded ‘Make Love’ when me and Verner were visiting Leonas in Lithuania.
Leonas had actually made the track earlier and recorded with another artist.
But that artist was behaving like an asshole, so we took it…
I had my phrases already written in my head so I just went in and recorded over the track.
This was also one of the tracks that Steve played at his BBC show.
Almost felt unreal hearing it on the radio like that.
I also really love the remix CYA made of it and I’m very happy with the response it has gotten all over the world!”

Lyrics

Verse 1
Lights dimmed /
Shadows dance on her light skin /
Exciting /
Let’s see what the night bring /
Inviting /
Inciting /
Enlightening /
Biting /
Don’t even know her name yet /
I call her my beautiful train wreck /
I know what she taste like /
We make love to the bassline / x2

Male Love To The Bassline /

Pre-Chorus
All I want you to tell me is that you’re mine /
You try to run away but you come every single time /
x2

Verse 2
Don’t even know her name yet /
I call her my beautiful train wreck /
I know what she taste like /
We make love to the bassline / x2

Male Love To The Bassline /

Artwork

Soohan Qadri

Sohan Qadri (November 2 1932 – March 2 2011) was a yogi, poet and a painter from India, living in Copenhagen for the past 30 years.
His paintings result from states of deep meditation, and use the colours of India: luminous, dye-infused works on meticulously serrated paper.
Over his career, Qadri interacted with an array of cultural figures including surrealist painter Rene Magritte, Nobel laureate Heinrich Böll.
Architect Le Corbusier. Böll once said, “Qadri with his painting, liberates the word meditation from its fashionable taste and brings it back to its proper origin.”
Sohan’s daughter Puja Qadri granted us permission of his artwork ‘0970’ after we presented our previous collaborations and she listened to our work.

08.

Now

Says Verner:
“I remember that we were working on it in a studio we borrowed from a friend in Sthlm.
The thing of not having a studio at that point was quite a hassle. So we just worked on it and I didn’t hear the beautiful trippy song we were creating because i just wanted to get it done.
Patrick and I talked about what kind of message we wanted to deliver and I somehow managed  to sneak in a phrase from the late 60s hippie era. “Be here now” is the name of a book written by Timothy Leary. He was a psychologist who started doing research on LSD and he was also one of the founders of the whole hippie-movement. A great book If you ask me.
When I finally listened to the end result it totally blew my mind. I think its one of our greatest songs ever. The beat, the lyrics… Man, i think all people should live by that rule.”

Says Patrick:
“We had been discussing the concept of the song for some time.
I wanted to write something about being in the moment, and felt that I needed to keep words to a minimun to not distract from the intended message.
I think it turned out great, with direct, yet kind of poetic, lyrics.
This song is really about the feeling you get when you realise that you’re alive here and now, but you might not be tomorrow.
And it’s a real crowd pleaser at our shows.
That basskick shakes your soul.”

Says Sebastian:
“We were on the hunt for a bassskick and I had heard something really insane in an old german minimalistic tune. I played it in the studio for the guys and they all loved it. Patrick started sending ideas about living in the moment. I thought about Alan Watts speeches and we started sending ideas back and forwards to each other. Leo was building the track and when we saw each other next time Verner just wanted to have a great hook and he came up with ‘Be here Now’ I think it was from Ram Dass. Not sure. “

Lyrics

Verse
Right this moment /
In this very second /
There is no past /
All we have is the present /
Right this moment /
In this very time /
There is no future /

The future is now /

All we have is now /

Bridge
Wait for it / x24

Be here now /

09.

Rush

Says Verner:
“Rush is quite in the mist when it comes to me. I remember that Patrick and Leo had been working on something very danceable back in Stockholm.
After that we went to Lithuania to continue working on some songs during a weekend in Leos studio.
The studio is situated under a bar and the bar staff came down to take orders all the time. I don’t know how Leo managed to get that deal. So we worked like maniacs with different songs and the beers just kept coming. In that mist I got the Idea of a hook and just recorded it. Rush is a bit like Got Some Water and Make Love I think. You just don’t want to over do it.”

Says Patrick:
“This was one of the really early Highly Sedated songs.
We were in Stockholm and I had just lost my old studio and we hadn’t got our current one yet.
So we borrowed my friend Pure P’s (who is also a kick ass producer) and recorded my verses there.
Leonas had made the bassline earlier and we just started to build on top of that.
Verner later recorded his vocals in Lithuania and it became complete.”

Lyrics

Intro
Holy, holy, holy /
Her smell can make you blush /
Hurry, hurry, hurry /
My head is in a rush /

Verse 1
My head’s falling off /
Think I’ve gotta walk it off /
Now I’m singing to myself /
I need some help /
x2
Keep piling up /
Never had enough /
A shell of a man /
All used up /

Bridge
Holy, holy /
Her smell can make you blush /
Hurry, hurry /
My head is in a rush /

Verse 2
My head’s falling off /
Think I’ve gotta walk it off /
Now I’m singing to myself /
I need some help /
x2
Keep piling up /
Never had enough /
A shell of a man /
All used up /

10.

Highly Sedated

Says Patrick:
“Me and Verner recorded the first vocals for this in my apartment on the same night as we recorded We Try.
We had never worked with Leonas before and the track we first recorded on sounded very different.
We sent the vocals off to him in Lithuania and didn’t really know what to expect.
He sent the current version over a week later and I loved it.
After that I knew we might be on to something really, really good.”

Says Verner:
“It started with Patrick asking me to work on some songs with him. He had gotten all these beats sent to him from a guy called Leonas. So we went through the beats and found a part in one of them that we really liked.
We sent it back and got a new version that we could work on.
After a few days we got the results back and we were very happy with it.
Because we were so lazy that summer and really had to drag our asses to the computer and get started.
Two bored guy’s with too much time on their hands in a sleepy capital city.
I’m very thankful today that we did it. The rest is history.”

Says Sebastian:
So Verner and Patrick asked me if I wanted to join them and go to Lithuania for I gig. They wanted me to be some sort of mad manager and I registered ianallenmanagment.com and started talking to the people in Lithuania in a gonzo sort of way. I thrived in the role of some sort of mad manager and saw before me that this Lithuania trip was gonna be hell of a ride. They came home to my apartment and played more or less this track and I thought it was brilliant. This track was the start for me.

Lyrics

Chorus
Cut the rope and let me paint my way /
It’s ok to sway /
So sedated, thing’s might go my way /
I can’t feel my face /

Verse 1
Hollow eyes /
Empty faces /
Hollow minds /
Empty spaces /
I don’t go outside /
It’s getting dangerous /
Can’t feel my face /
Highly sedated /

Chorus
Cut the rope and let me paint my way /
It’s ok to sway /
So sedated, thing’s might go my way /
I can’t feel my face /

Verse 2
As the night was getting colder, the rain fell upon us /
Mother earth was crying for all her sons and daughters /
Sirens in the distance /
We’re dying for existence /
Refuse to be a victim /
Tell me: how are you living? /
Down on the ground /
Face in the mud /
Head in the clouds /
Stomach full of drugs /
Highly sedated /
Highly sedated /
Can’t think for myself /
Highly sedated /

Chorus
Cut the rope and let me paint my way /
It’s ok to sway /
So sedated, thing’s might go my way /
I can’t feel my face /

11.

Last Call

Says Verner:
“I know that Leo and Patrick had been working on something they wanted to be big, almost enormous and with a great drop and all. I think it just grew and grew in the studio.
We brought the Moog synthesizer in and the song just kept on getting nastier, but in a great way.
Patrick had his vocals in place quite fast and Leo was on top of the game as well.
I tried a few different ideas until i finally had something.
I wasn’t quite sure about my part but the guy’s assured me that i should be satisfied and let the song grow from there. And it did!
‘Im thankful for having these guy’s around me when I’m in the studio. The mind can easily play tricks on you when you’re working hard.”

Says Patrick:
“Me and Leo had been talking about making a new track that should be dark, hard and really punchy.
Something that you would want to listen to driving really, really fast on a pitch black night.
He put together a loop with just a four bar bassline and the drums.
I loved the feel of it, but we forgot about a little bit.
The track was always lingering in my head though.
I was writing the the verse to another track, when suddenly the loop Leo had made came on.”
The lyrics were a perfect fit, so we recorded them the next time we were in the studio.
Then we started working on this magnificent drop and when Verner put his vocals on it, we all felt that this could become a really big song.“

Lyrics

Verse
What’s your addiction? /
Tell me, whats your vice? /
Stranger than fiction; this thing we call life /
We keep chasing the sun rise /
But we can’t see truth through the smoke from the gun fights /
So it goes… /
Dive in, but don’t forget to hold your nose /
Before you overdose /
So what do we dance for? /
All I see is blood on the dance floor /
This is our last call /

Bridge
Tellus trying to tell us /
This is our last call /
x2

Build
Can you feel the high? /
Blood’s getting dry /
Dance to you fall /
To the Last call /

This is our last call /

Artwork

Ernest Zacharevic

Ernest “ZACH” Zacharevic is a Lithuanian-born artist combining fine art techniques with a passion for creating outdoor interventions. Experimentation lies at the heart of Ernest’s style, with the only constant being the dedication to his ever-changing concepts. With ideas leading the way, he removes the limitation of artistic boundaries; moving freely between the disciplines of oil painting, stencil and spray, installation and sculpture.
In the public realm, Ernest is interested in the interaction of murals and the urban landscape, with concepts arising as part of a spontaneous response to the environment, the community and culture.
‘Splash and Burn’ was produced as a print in January 2017, an 11 layer lithograph produced at idem print studios. The image sold within 1 hour, all proceeds go towards a public art project, curated by Ernest Zacharevic and coordinated by Charlotte Pyatt. Using the alternative platform of street art / Public art; ‘Splash and Burn’ hopes to raise a wider consciousness of conservation issues globally, while helping to facilitate relationships with communities locally.

Check out his amazing work here: www.ernestzacharevic.com

12.

Smoke Rings

Says Verner:
“Smoke Rings is one of those songs we made during a long weekend in the studio.
And practically everyone in the band was involved. I think all of us understood what a beautiful monster we were about to create.
It has so many parts and I cant really remember how it all went down.
I know that Patrick painted a picture in our minds of a girl lying naked in a bed blowing smoke rings.
So beautifully decadent. That somehow got me started with my parts of the song. At the same time Sebastian was working like a maniac with Leo, trying to explain how the build-up should be at the end of the song.
And they really got it right I must say.
I’ve heard many sound systems crumble when the outro finally comes.
That’s what I call an exit, a great ending of an album.”

Says Sebastian:
“It was late, we were in the studio and Patrick and Leo just started going at it, and Verner joined in.
I was tired and really not paying that much attention.
Until Patrick said “hey lets make it 4 minutes longer”.
I saw some sort of huge fucking drop building in my head towards the end and I found some sort of little sound that I asked Leo to build up and then Leo did what he does best. The drop itself didn’t sound amazing at first but a few days after Patrick and Leo had figured it out and it’s just a beast of a song.
My favourite live track, just sends the audience flying every time.”

Says Patrick:
“This song is like a journey more than anything.
9 minutes of constant motion with a climactic ending.
You could almost say it resembles love making in that way.
It’s such a crazy structure to the song. Five verses and it’s nine minutes long but it never feels monotonous or boring.
So weird, yet so lovable.
Definitely one of my favourites on the album.”

Lyrics

Intro
Smoke rings in the air / x4

Verse 1
Dawn is upon us /
A new day on the rise /
There’s angels among us /
Got the proof right it in her eyes /
Haven’t seen this in a while /
In her birthday suit, wearing nothing but a smile /
Sweat still dripping from her nose-ring /
In my bed, on her back /
Blowing smoke rings /

Verse 2
Deep inside the softest part of you /
I’m amazed by all the things that you do /
You take me places where I’ve never been /
Just let me get underneath your skin /

Verse 3
Dawn is upon us /
A new day on the rise /
There’s angels among us /
Got the proof right it in her eyes /
Haven’t seen this in a while /
In her birthday suit, wearing nothing but a smile /
Sweat still dripping from her nose-ring /
In my bed, on her back /
Blowing smoke rings /

Verse 4
Deep inside the softest part of you /
I’m amazed by all the things that you do /
You take me places where I’ve never been /
Just let me get underneath your skin /

Bridge
Smoke rings in the air / x16
In my bed, on her back /
Blowing smoke rings /

Verse 5
Wake up around noon /
Another day to consume /
I lay and watch in silence /
As she dream behind her eye-lids /
Still asleep /
Sheets still soaking /
Dive in /
Might drown in her ocean /
scenes from last night in slow motion /
In my bed /
On my back /
Blowing smoke rings /

Outro
In my bed, on her back /
Blowing smoke rings /

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