With The Earth Above Me

by lpg

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about

LPG is underground. They rehearse in a basement, make quite weird music (with glorious melodies, one must admit) and called their new, second album very appropriately 'With The Earth Above Me'.

The cover of this album is a Gesamtkunstwerk of 11,000 cans spread out on a square, all by the boys themselves and with a little help from photographer Reyer Boxem. This has all been printed on a beautiful digipack including a poster for the details...

Enough about form, let's focus on the content. This album is a collection of songs about being an observer of your own environment. Being a part of what you criticize. As outsiders, from The Nothern Part of the Netherlands, from where they both do what they like best, and do best; making music.

'With The Earth Above Me' is no straightforward pop-record, so give the songs a few turns, and you will have to admit they deserve it. Probably it will even enrich your life as much as it did theirs during the making of this album.

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released May 5, 2008

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Track Name: Kiss My Hope
maybe there is hope lay down and admire
come on kiss my hope lay down in our fire
Track Name: Therefore
therefore you want my keys
boredom of life at ease
comeback for everyone
lay down for every dime
where’s your comfort
praise the pre-little one

I praise the things I own
things I won’t overgrow
bible on every side
lay down for every dime
where’s your comfort
praise the pre-little one

trigger-happy facing knees all the time
it’s a dream, coming on a stick and I
praise the lightswitch on and on
it’s a dream I have it’s the end of me
it’s a dream coming on a stick
Track Name: Lethargy
but there is a light
and there is a canyon
you can move that canyon
by letting in the light

we got lethargy
and there is no one to set us free this time

the pavement twilight
led to lonely I am right
city people staring
not aware of what they’re into

we got lethargy
and there is no one to set us free this time

there’s no phone ringing
there’s no lightning killing
shrugging bodies won’t wake up
girls on beaches and make-up

we got lethargy
and there is no one to set us free this time
Track Name: We Don't Understand
walk down 85
well it seems
you’re so…

you kissed her on her mouth
it’s my mouth
you’re so…

because we
we don’t understand
it’s so…
ladies on the left
it’s so…

her face lights up like fire
you bought a rope
you’re so…
treat me like your son
you’re bleeding
you’re beating me

because we
we don’t understand
it’s so…
ladies on the left
it’s so…

this is the sea look up high it’s so bright
people drowning babies dying
car crash plane crash I deny it
people holding hands
it’s just a child on her way home
Track Name: Opera
I’m so happy I could sing an opera
I fit in you singing la la la
one hour ago under that rock
digging in circles I cursed my luck
but that’s over now
Track Name: I Amsterdam
tell me where you stand
attraction of this land
are a bunch of skinny girls
who were meant to be ours
they should have stand here
surrounded by friends
but we’re gonna abuse them
‘cause I Amsterdam

at my darkest days
I’m happy to phrase
if water stands for death
in this land I will raise
even before we get born
in our mothers we ain’t save
I raise my finger to these modern days

tell me where you stand
you’re all gonna clap your hands
for a man who sings jokes
in which he hopes you will choke
I couldn’t find a needle but I
know it’s that small
there are a lot of good temples left
so let’s ruin them all

tell me where you stand
and please raise your hands
Track Name: Daylight Human Beings
sunday evening
half past nine
slowly breathing
too much wine
the neighbours went to bed
and turned off the lights
now I can see your face at night

the sound of traffic passing by
on highways far away oh my
God it never was meant to be
daylight human beings

crickets sing oh gloria
for lack of love hallelujah
rehearse this song for you and me
‘cause each one of us is gonna travel six feet

the sounds of aeroplanes passing by
for destinations far oh my
God it never was meant to be
daylight human beings

monday morning half past eight
the neighbours went to work
and the crickets lost their faith
drink some more so long farewell
let the people stew in their daylight hell.
Track Name: Billy
Billy’s saving energy with
walking down the alley with his
faith on him
meanwhile the stars
shine and ask him
what they do confusing him with
shouting words

time is wasted with giving money and
sitting at my grave ‘til the music comes to a halt

Billy’s never been the man to
tell his sins there’s
no one to convince him there
men that call him ‘prince’ so he is
walking with his mind on him
we have a job

time is wasted with giving money and
sitting at my grave ‘til the music comes to a halt
Track Name: This Is Your Power
what do you know about being firm
what do you know about the things that concern
you and your upper-class it’s
that you think you’re super massive

and what do you know about fear
about your losing, having none of you clear
and how do you think you can solve
the problem in which you are involved

what if it all became clear
necessary to interfere
in all the things that were aside
until they’re placed into your life
what is your power
where is your love in the morning hour
where is your power where lies your power
where did your love go
where did it go
in the morning hour

are the things that you have worked for
are those the things that you have earned or
did they fill your head with hope
all the money that you are worth
and all the applause that you deserve
the moment you have it you see it explode

I think I know as less as you
I tend to think that all the things I do
and have are everlasting
to me they’re so fantastic

and the moment that you hold
the things you’ve got they all seem to be gold
and what you talk about seems true
that’s what you do to you

now here’s one that makes it all clear
life might go beyond our fears
it might happen to me as it did to you
please do the only thing to do

let that be your power
let that be your love in the morning hour
let that be your power that be your power
that be your love in the morning hour
this is your power, this is your power
this is your love in the morning hour
this is your power this is your power
this is your
this is love
in the morning hour
Track Name: Hills
nine o’clock she knows it’s time
for work at the shoe store just next door
I pity her life at this point and she is
even more

you can tell by seeing the pearls in her eyes
rolling down, down her cheeck
trying to pull it together but missing a spot
and her mind doesn’t want to be weak

every night the streets are too small
when she bikes herself through the cold
didn’t they ever bring her home that one
sudden night

you can tell by seeing the pearls in her eyes
rolling down, down her cheek
trying to pull it together but missing a spot
and her mind doesn’t want to be weak
and she lives by the record of expectations
and God made that promise about valleys
love love and hills
Track Name: I Don't Belong Here
come on and ask me
ask me I’m happy
later you’re sorry
it’s a blurry you see
there’s no right season
they’re all the same
come on and ask me
convince me with pain

I don’t belong here
silence is nothing
Track Name: Kicking
and than nothing but kicking
and than nothing but yelling
and than nothing but sinking
and than nothing but pistols
and than nothing but shouting
and than nothing but drinking
the blood out of someone’s body
eager to promise your girlfriend
that you are the emperor of the streets

the blackface grown up hysterical youngsters
who’s gonna beat them
who’s gonna teach them
and how will they know what to feel
and how will they know what is real

and than the accident happens
and when you lost your temper
and than you walk the safe line
and than your thoughts are with pillows
or maybe an actrice who looks
very eager to kick the pride
out of someones body or maybe her own

the blackface grown up hysterical youngsters
who’s gonna teach them
who’s gonna beat them
and how will they know what to feel
and how will they know what is real
Track Name: F To The J
heavy postures
I’m never gonna
mistress knowledge
I’m never gonna cut your
fancy servants
I’m never gonna cut your heart out
and still rely on a
sexual serpents
I’m never gonna cut your heart out
and still rely on a melon in the atmosphere oh no
crusades
I’m never gonna cut your heart out
and still rely on a
chubby chaff chase
I’m never gonna cut your
plenty of defence
I’m never gonna
mistress knowledge
you’ve got a waist of a bee

silverscreen hero lovers came to life
what about the crumbs
white cube little worship lovers
you’ve never met a crumb
skin sucking panty fire flies
what about the crumbs
you’re the truth to public answer
you’ve never met a crumb
Track Name: Peter Icon
she gets in with her stinking meal
and she talks too loud
you lift your chin knowing what’s the deal
never let her win
your fingers shake as you cross them tight
whispering in space
the words get louder as you spit them out
“tell me whats the point
no you’ll never change no you’ll never win
I got a load of pride”
the burning pages of the book of sin
Peter at the wall

getting really frightening when he raises his voice
and you start to cry
a heavy head a screaming thought
“just take me home”

but you lift your chin never let him
win
you wanna win
Track Name: With The Earth Above Me
there is a hole in the sky it’s a trench I…
I watched the stars and thought they all shone bright
but Peter his old grandfather once said
if you have a dream of a flying flickering light
you’re saved

if there’s no reason to stay
you can feel it in your nerves
the night seems to be bigger than you deserve
I am in disguise
I’ll fly by

when I flew over the village I once lived
I saw a girl crying on the place I forgot
and only for one minute I wished I was back
with you

with the earth above me I began to fall
Venus on the left sorry Mars couldn’t say hi
my fear for someone who can catch me in space
is gone

now it seems all so crystal clear to me
my father raised a son and then he felt back for me
now it’s my time to say hi to God