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-No dobrze, ale dlaczego wszystkie są po angielsku? - zapytacie.

To bardzo dobre pytanie. Zazwyczaj naszą wymówką jest wada wymowy braci Hrynkiewiczów, których dźwięczne "er" lepiej brzmi w języku Szekspira. Poza tym od 10 lat liczymy na niespodziewaną karierę międzynarodową.

Niemniej, może kiedyś się złamiemy i napiszemy coś po naszemu.

Will-o’-Whispers

written by Krzysztof Hrynkiewicz

As I'm dragging my feet

Through the gates to the palace of night

Inspire-flies caress me

With their glimmering lights


Oh, they will-o'-whisper

On the edge of my sight

Sweet mesmerising lies

Of all things that I might


They lead me through halls

Where futures dance past today

Where glistening spires reflect

All colors but gray


And the will-o'-whispers

On the edge of my sight

Promise I would achieve

All things that I might


Challenge the kings of Babylon

Travel by words through space in no time

Touch simple things and change them to nuggets

Love her like crazy and let it all rhyme


A new flake of snow in my hair

Fly into the fire / The future is bright

A new grain of sand in my eyes

Dive into the abyss / Follow the light

A petal of forget-me-not thrown in the air

Chase your desires / Catch them you might..

Drowns in naive lullabies

The halls are dispelling

Empire is crumbling to dust

I'm draggin’ my feet to do

All those things that I must


All the will-o'whispers

of the things that I might

Fade burned by the sun

On the edge of the night


Challenge the kings of Babylon

Travel by words through space in no time

Touch simple things and change them to nuggets

Love her like crazy and let it all rhyme


A new flake of snow in my hair

Fly into the fire / The future is bright

A new grain of sand in my eyes

Dive into the abyss / Follow the light

A new flake of snow in my hair

Chase your desires / Catch them you might..

A new grain of sand in my eyes

Chase your desires / Catch them you might..

Fly into the fire / The future is bright

Chase your desires / Catch them you might..

Fly into the fire / The future is bright

Chase your desires / Catch them you might..

The garden of forget-me-nots withers fast

Eclipsed by made up alibis


Wind Power Unit

written by Ola Cacha

I want it white

I want it big

I want to see it rising

Far above the morning mists

I want those blades

To sing a song never heard

I want those triple red eyes

To spin my world

My wind turbine

I’m all yours

My wind turbine

You’re all mine

Grow in my garden

Cause I wanna smile

Hearing wooh wooh wooh

Up from the sky

And if I fall

I know where to crawl

Your natural power

Will make me high!

My wind turbine…

Wind stops

Your wings can’t fly

The whole world freezes

So I would cry

And I would cry

To melt it down

To let it flow

It wouldn’t work, I know

Instead I’ll put my hands

On your stubborn neck

And all that priceless energy

I’ll give it back

My wind turbine…


Up the Hill

written by Kuba Hrynkiewicz

I came back home the other day

To find another bill unpaid

Another worry on my head

And it's already turning grey

‘cause we're all gonna die someday…

The road is steep when you start

You pack your things on this cart

You push it hard and hope someday

You'll jump on top and ride away.

‘cause we're all gonna die someday

Life's too short to take it slowly.

And before it happens

I ain't gonna push the blame

And you're supposed to push your trolley

On anyone who finds a better way.

Up the hill that never ends

Leave your brains and leave your friends

Keep the money to yourself...

‘cause we're all gonna die someday…

I don't believe a word they say

It's only us here and today

My baby says she ain’t afraid

To pack our bags and fly away...

‘cause we're all gonna die someday…

To take it all that comes in life

You shouldn't look too far behind

Enjoy things as they are today

Don't worry much 'bout turning grey...

‘cause we're all gonna die someday

Life's too short to take it slowly.

And before it happens

I ain't gonna push the blame

And you're supposed to push your trolley

On anyone who finds a better way.

Up the hill that never ends

Leave your brains and leave your friends

Keep the money to yourself...

‘cause we're all gonna die someday

Life's too short to take it slowly.

And before it happens

I ain't gonna push the blame

And you're supposed to push your trolley

On anyone who finds a better way.

Up the hill that never ends

Leave your brains and leave your friends

Keep the money to yourself...

‘cause we're all gonna die someday.




Blink Blank

written by Ola Cacha


What's within the blink of eye?

What's between the quants of time?

What will happen when I close my eyes?

I run along the seashore

my legs turn strangely light

the breath is soft, my lungs drunk with air

what happened to my heartbeat?

I lazily check

for one suspended moment it's not there

that day on the beach

I blinked

and I almost haven't noticed

that serious thing

(blink blank)

I run along the beach

always

(blink blank)

the perfect scent of dune

always

(blink blank)

your smile upon the waves

always

(blink blank)

the fairest nights of June

always

does anyone observe

what happens to the world

when I don't watch it blinking carelessly?

between the quants of time

the universes bloom

suspended moment turns into eternity


that day on the beach

I died

and I almost haven't noticed

that funny fact

suddenly I see a world in a bare sharp glow

the beach and wind, the trees and sea

wrapped around one thought

and me that wasn't really me

'cause really I am gone

I'm gone

(blink blank)

to run along the skies

always

(blink blank)

the vital breath of sea

always

(blink blank)

your sparkling navy eyes

always

(blink blank)

dead girl that wasn't me

always

(blink blank)

to run along the skies

always

(blink blank)

the vital breath of sea

always

(blink blank)

your sparkling navy eyes

always

(blink blank)

dead girl that wasn't me

always


(blink blank)




A Better Day

written by Krzysztof Hrynkiewicz


I know of demons that surround you

That they all stay too close behind

(the back of your head)

Unseen, yet always in position

To strike, to hurt, to bind

(with chains of utter dread)

I know of this sudden darkness, baby

I've felt that rain pour down on me

(From clear blue skies)

When your world starts collapsing,

(Inside yourself)

Is the worst place to be

(But please don't cry)


Cause if you feel there's no tomorrow

I'm on your side

And I will dive beneath your sorrow

To turn back

The tides in your broken heart

That make the world look gray.

I will lead you, don't fall apart, and hey -

Let's find a better day.


Remembering the night I kissed you

(yeah, under the stars)

Among all that snow and laughing

(and no mountain high)

No things they say, no things they do

(could set us apart)

From unborn, when we were dancing

(children in your eyes)


So if you feel there's no tomorrow...


We're not skipping life's fandango

(just look how they grow)

It's so good I lost that key

(and you could be my wife)

While everything entangles

(I want you to know)

With you I'm having, baby

(A time of my life)

(A time of my life)

(A time of my life)


So if you feel there's no tomorrow...


Shame

written by Krzysztof Hrynkiewicz


People,

Screen-light crusaders

Midnight invaders

Breaching the walls

you trolls

Fueled

By superstitions

Your self-ignition

Leads to disdain

And pain...


People,

Commiting treason

On your own reason

Your inner voice

It knows that

All those

Borrowed opinions

Praised by your minions

Are someone’s tools

You fools...


You copy paste somebody’s lines

To wrap your void, to self-define

But guess what? Nobody cares…

Shooting at others

You fail to see real harm is done,

But it’s you, who should bother

Your life will pass and you wont see the sun


People,

Why all this hatred?

You’re manipulated

To burn in flames

And shame that

Love is

So underrated

Depericiated

So hard to find

You kind...


You copy paste somebody’s lines….


What if?

written by Bartek Brosz

What if the world will end tonight?

What If I do not feed my cat?

What if a book I'm looking for

hasn’t been even written yet?


What will happen if you tell me

everything and even more

(and) what will all this mean to me

without those secrets anymore?


Now give me a second of peace,

let me empty my head

and if you wouldn't mind,

please stop talking for a while.

Only in calmness

I will ask You again.


What if the sea will come too close?

What if I oversleep again?

What if We never met before?

What if We won’t ever meet at all?


What will happen if you tell me

everything and even more

(and) what will all this mean to me

without those secrets anymore?


What will happen if you tell me

everything and even more

(and) there will be no place for faith

and all the gods will be unemployed?


Now give me a second of peace,

let me empty my head

and if you wouldn't mind,

please stop talking for a while.

Where are You now, why am I here?

Somebody, please, just wake me up...


What if I have to say goodbye?

What if I stop to sing right now?




Edge of the World

written by Krzysztof Hrynkiewicz

I fell right from the sky into the sea

But you know that part - as you were there with me

They said that if we do what we are told

We shall reach the fabled center of the world


The world is flat, the world is round(there's just)

one good direction to be found(imagine)

All wonders and riches that await (they said)

Just swim, boy, fast, don't you hesitate


(So I ) swam to reach the promised golden shore

Like everybody else and all who came before

Against waves and tides and currents of the sea

But you know that part - as you were there with me


The see is rough, the see is deep (and there's )

no place to hide, no chance to sleep (but if you)

Try very hard, you'll earn your crown (and hey,)

We never said you may not drown


I didn't want to drown

And so one day, I turned around


And now I'm sailing to the edge of the world

sailing to the edge of the world

And leaving the golden shores behind

I'm sailing to the edge and beyond


My boat is drawn by seven mermaids

They gave me pearls and a chest of wine

They sing along to my guitar riffs

They'll take me to that distant line


Cause I'm sailing to the edge of the world

sailing to the edge of the world

And leaving the higher grounds behind

I'm sailing to the edge and beyond


The edge of the world


Beyond the edge, under the falls

I'll find a ledge and build some walls

On shooting stars I'll leave a view

I'll open wine and wait for you


I'm sailing to the edge of the world

sailing to the edge of the world

And leaving all promised lands behind

I'm sailing to the edge and beyond


The edge of the world

I'm sailing to the edge of the world




Chinatown Hotel

written by Bartek Brosz

A drop is dripping from the tap,

The bath is full of water

On the sixth floor, late at night

in the Chinatown Hotel

These streets never sleep,

Bikes are everywhere.

It's almost New Year's Eve

In the Chinatown Hotel

ref.

I'm not asking why

You took me there

I just want to know

Will it happen again.

This silly New Year’s card

Is the only thing that’s left

So will We ever meet again

in the Chinatown Hotel?


Fried rice with chicken,

Thai barbecue and shrimps

Served on the street

near the Chinatown Hotel


The sweet smell of spices

and riots in the city,

but there's peace and quiet

in the Chinatown Hotel

ref.

I'm not asking why...


A drop is dripping from the tap

A drop is dripping from the tap


ref.

I'm not asking why....


This place is almost empty.

Yet, all the rooms are booked

Someone is testing fireworks

Above the Chinatown Hotel

Bangkok never sleeps,

It's Chinese New Year's Eve.

I send you all my love

From the Chinatown Hotel


I'm not asking why....


A drop is dripping from the tap

The riots in the city,

I wish You all the best

In the Chinese New Year's Eve.




Evergreen

written by Krzysztof Hrynkiewicz

Through windows of my secret treehouse

That's hidden inside my tree

I watch from above flowers blooming

So much like once you and me

So newborn, so much seventeen

Believing to be evergreen

I paint pictures over my body

Make up all those layers of lies.

Not sure why I am trying to cover

What's hidden under disguise

This girl that I always have been

A girl that is still seventeen.

But outside those windows

Everything will flow

The tree won’t stop to grow

We stumble and we fall

to see

the flowers that we knew so well

are gone

Why carve a map on your forehead?

Run rivers that dry out your eyes?

Why are you trying to fool me?

I see through your weary disguise

A boy that you always have been

That boy that is still seventeen

But outside those windows

Everything will flow

The tree won’t stop to grow

We stumble and we fall

to see

the flowers that we knew so well

are gone

Behind those windows

Entangled in between

The world and the unseen

Forever seventeen

Among the falling leaves believe in

Evergreen

Among the falling leaves believe in

Evergreen


Among the falling leaves believe in

Evergreen




Jon Snow

written by Krzysztof Hrynkiewicz

You say you must

Shield your world so it would

Last

Till sun may rise

But it's a world that you

despise

And you can't look me in the eyes

Why can't you look me in the eyes?


You say you crave

For a song that you were

Brave

To make a stand

And I have to understand

That you can't take me by the hand

Why can't you take me by the hand?


Whatever you say

It's just some air that you blow

Words are wind

You know nothing,

Jon Snow....

(words are wind)


You say you know

How to face the final

Blow

To all there is

You say you must and you will miss

The times you'd wake me with a kiss

Why can't you wake me with a kiss?


Whatever you say

It's just some air that you blow

Words are wind

You know nothing,

Jon Snow....

(words are wind)


You say you've learned

To withstand being

burned

By the flame

And you are taking all the blame

That it will never be the same

But, Jon Snow,...


Your badge won't shine unless you keep it in the sun

Your song won't last unless it's sung to anyone

the road ends the same for every man, I won't deny

But you must live... ( you must live)

before you die....

Yes, you must live before you die…


Mojave

written by Ola Cacha

music: Kuba Hrynkiewicz


Living your life in Rhyolite

On a desert road to nowhere

Doing, what’s supposed to be done

Mining golden ore

Once the deposits played out

Everything went bleak

And you couldn’t see the future

Even from Telescope Peak

Didn’t like the thing

Didn’t like the smell

And that’s why to Rhyolite

I bade farewell


Then you find yourself in Vegas

On a semi-bitter trip

Lose your head between facades

Look who’s on the strip

Scared just-married gambler

Wearing naughty nightwear

Place so dense it sucks you out

Talking biohazard now

I don't like this thing

I don't like the smell

And that’s why to Vegas

I bid farewell


But when you get lost in Mojave

No one ever finds you

Looking at your flesh burnt dry

Nobody figures out

That scorching sun and soaring wind

Gnawed you right to the core

That austere desert left the very

Essence of your soul


This I wanna drink

This I wanna smell

And that's why Mojave wasteland

Is where I’ll choose to dwell.