Being A Stranger

by Unconscious Honey

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1.
We’re only living in the shade of a feeling Making imaginative use of what’s wrong Recapturing the splendor of first attractions But there’s a deeper part of me not quite right Exploited devotion We used to fall so deep Lost in your body language Somewhat amorously Opaque excitement when we kiss like we used to Those looks are still affectionate something’s off Exploited devotion We used to fall so deep Lost in your body language Somewhat amorously We’re silhouetted against empty spaces And in my guts I get a phantom sensation I swear I can feel how you disremember me It’s an impression that stuck with me We used to fall so deep
2.
You’re wasted and beautiful Dirty impressions convolute my mind A distillation of your desire Struck by that husky mood in your eyes Wound up I feel the comfort of being a stranger All the flaws and rough edges make it hard to grasp the beauty And nothing even matters There’s a dreamlike quality to everything today Everything seems strange Everything seems strange Liquor dreams on your hearty breath Alter the nature of how we connect Maladaptive strategies Surreal things you said are going to my head Wound up I feel the comfort of being a stranger All the flaws and rough edges make it hard to grasp the beauty And nothing even matters There’s a dreamlike quality to everything today Everything seems strange Only sweetness I’m thinking of
3.
Sleepless 03:35
I‘m falling into pieces All I need is the comfort of your arms But there’s a visceral sense of desperation when we kiss Sometimes dreaming is not enough But it's all I got with you Accomplices in separation I just want to crawl inside your dreams But there’s a constant shift in the texture of reality Sometimes dreaming is not enough But it's all I got with you Sometimes dreaming is not enough with you
4.
High Strung 03:38
My happiness lied in the palm of your hand And it always came back to this In retrospect it’s amusing and strange I was trying to make excuses for obsessing over you High strung in your absence You always left me wanting The concept of closeness became more abstract with you My interpretation might not be accurate But it‘s slightly more intriguing than the truth The inconvenience caused by you So elusive you turned into a blank space I took your affection with a grain of salt As an afterthought it‘s not of concern But making amends would only be a phantom gain of sorts High strung in your absence You always left me wanting The concept of closeness became more abstract with you My interpretation might not be accurate But it‘s slightly more intriguing than the truth The inconvenience caused by you Strung high Strung low I’m holding on to something A subliminal response
5.
Radiate 03:11
It all started with your dreams They were bold and immature Building castles in the air On the verge of remote ideas You never really knew How you would captivate a room Remarkably remaining mute It radiates from you Peculiarities You’re never quite at ease But things seem magnified If only in your mind Isolated lost in thought Your heart swelled with happiness But words belied your inner needs And some things just won‘t translate You never really knew How you would captivate a room Remarkably remaining mute It radiates from you Peculiarities You’re never quite at ease But things seem magnified If only in your mind You never knew
6.
Casual Touch 03:37
The way we connect is slightly bizarre But one thing’s for sure we’re not strangers no more I’m stating a fact a skeletal truth For quite some time I kinda have a crush on you The closer I get the more I gravitate Towards your ever pleasure-seeking spaciness The taste of a kiss from sleepless nights Took me out of the gloom and got my senses wired There’s something restless [Something] About the way [the way] We casually touch [we touch] It’s present in the shades [the shade] It’s present in the shades [the shade] We can’t sit in silence not more than a minute As we touch what we fear we follow our instincts Only sometimes I struggle with the language you’re using Distracted by your physics words are but a nuisance It’s never enough Never enough
7.
A mind game An oddness 
A sense of acquaintance And though it’s not deep An obsession of sorts It’s more like a contamination of dreams And if only we kissed I’d know the taste of your lips It’s not that deep but we’re hooked Adaptable yet we trouble to connect Not quite attached there’s chemistry But somehow it’s harder than it’s supposed to be Like magnetized objects move closer and closer No matter how close we just never collide Your thoughts are like white noise I try to decipher My eyes flickering screens Abandoned to desire We ghost expectations mask emotions too well We’re hooked on rejection our needs unfulfilled It‘s not complicated yet we trouble to connect We‘re lusty and vigorous in fact such a waste The frame of your body I casually observe I’m constantly thinking about potential romance A dummy for desire based on what I assume Is a naughty disposition that attracts me to you It’s not that deep but we’re hooked Adaptable yet we trouble to connect Not quite attached there’s chemistry But somehow it’s harder than it’s supposed to be
8.
When I woke up this morning I just knew it would be difficult To get through another day without some kind of argument No deep reason for aggravation I’m feeling porous in social clouds I can’t shake off this nervousness it’s like a headache that lingers on Absent-minded I start to talk to the void as I would talk to a friend If loose beginnings are any indication I might lose it again All my high hopes are turning into something explicit yet it’s a blur Infiltrated with a slight sense of exposure senses alert Constant struggle I’m apprehensive but I’m bound to show some grit Isolated I’m not above it but it somehow feels genuine Absent-minded I start to talk to the void as I would talk to a friend If loose beginnings are any indication I might lose it again
9.
Drowned by the random noise of rain A sedative on downside days that never fails to fascinate Another night shot through with ambiguities Susceptible to rose-tinged dreams But things are never what they seem Then again it’s something I can’t really fault And without a conscious thought I‘m desperate chasing afterglows Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah Obscurities turn into something worth remembering What really intrigues me there’s nothing usual about this
10.
Good Light 03:54
It’s quite something Take in the surreal of everyday life Obsessed by stories ending How would I know but you probably tried to sort it out We hardly got a chance to say our goodbyes Simple conversations are broken narratives in hindsight And way down deep you’re an unexpected twist in my dreams We sternly kept our silence as it seemed all there was for keeps And no it wasn’t easy for you to share how you feel When I think of the good light I saw in you It all seems less surreal Not for nothing And somehow the troubles we leave behind Might strike us as golden on another day in transcending light Theoretically anything would do to keep me occupied But nothing’s quite sufficient Anxieties keep me up at night And way down deep you’re an unexpected twist in my dreams We sternly kept our silence As it seemed all there was for keeps And no it wasn’t easy for you to share how you feel When I think of the good light I saw in you It all seems less surreal

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released July 31, 2020

All songs written by Björn Trenker
Produced by Paul ‘Snax' Bonomo and Björn Trenker

Orchestration on ‘Radiate’ and ‘Darkroom Tease’ composed and arranged by Paul ‘Snax’ Bonomo
Background vocals by Snax

Dedicated to the memory of my sister Tanja

Heartfelt thanks to my lover, my friends, my family, to all who supported my creative process and everyone who’s feeling this!

Recorded at Pillow Town and Lady’s Secret - Berlin
Mastered by Cem at Jammin‘ Masters - Berlin

Photography by Hue Hale
Logo design by Mario Dzurila

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Random Records is the label of musician Snax, showcasing his own work and co-productions. Random also releases side projects: house stompers by Box Office Poison and the sleazy soundworld of Tony Amherst.

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