when i’m not with you, i lose my mind.



[Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah]

I think I did it again.I made you believe
We’re more than just friends.
Oh, baby;
It might seem like a crush,
But it doesn’t mean
That I’m serious.
‘Cause to lose all my senses…
That is just so typically me.
Oh, baby; baby.

Oops!
… I did it again.
I played with your heart.
Got lost in the game.
Oh, baby; baby.
Oops!
… You think I’m in love.
That I’m sent from above…
I’m not that innocent.

You see my problem is this:
I’m dreaming away;
Wishing that heroes, they truly exist.
I cry watching the days.
Can’t you see I’m a fool
In so many ways?
But to lose all my senses…
That is just so typically me.
Baby, oh.

Oops!
… I did it again.
I played with your heart.
Got lost in the game.
Oh, baby; baby.
Oops!
… You think I’m in love.
That I’m sent from above…
I’m not that innocent.

[Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah]

«All aboard!»
«Britney, before you go, there’s something I want you to have.»
«Oh, it’s beautiful! But wait a minute, isn’t this… ?»
«Yeah, yes, it is.»
«But I thought the old lady dropped it into the ocean in the end…»
«Well, baby, I went down and got it for ya.»
«Aw, you shouldn’t have.»

Oops! I
Did it again to your heart.
Got lost
In this game; oh, baby.
Oops! You
Think that I’m sent from above…
I’m not that innocent.

Oops!
… I did it again.
I played with your heart.
Got lost in the game.
Oh, baby; baby.
Oops!
… You think I’m in love.
That I’m sent from above…
I’m not that innocent.

Oops!
… I did it again.
I played with your heart.
Got lost in the game.
Oh, baby; baby.
Oops!
… You think I’m in love.
That I’m sent from above…
I’m not that innocent.


Συνέχεια

got to be a joker he just do what he please.

Here come old flattop he come grooving up slowly
He got joo-joo eyeball he one holy roller
He got hair down to his knee
Got to be a joker he just do what he please

He wear no shoeshine he got toe-jam football
He got monkey finger he shoot coca-cola
He say «I know you, you know me»
One thing I can tell you is you got to be free
Come together right now over me

He bag production he got walrus gumboot
He got Ono sideboard he one spinal cracker
He got feet down below his knee
Hold you in his armchair you can feel his disease
Come together right now over me

He roller-coaster he got early warning
He got muddy water he one mojo filter
He say «One and one and one is three»
Got to be good-looking ’cause he’s so hard to see
Come together right now over me

paranoid.

Finished with my woman
‘Cause she couldn’t help me with my mind
People think I’m insane
Because I am frowning all the time

All day long I think of things
But nothing seems to satisfy
Think I’ll lose my mind
If I don’t find something to pacify

Can you help me occupy my brain?
Oh yeah!

I need someone to show me
The things in life that I can’t find
I can’t see the things that make true happiness
I must be blind

Make a joke and I will sigh
And you will laugh and I will cry
Happiness I cannot feel
And love to me is so unreal

And so as you hear these words
Telling you now of my state
I tell you to enjoy life
I wish I could but it’s too late

when you’re strange.

People are strange when you’re a stranger
Faces look ugly when you’re alone
Women seem wicked when you’re unwanted
Streets are uneven when you’re down

When you’re strange
Faces come out of the rain
When you’re strange
No one remembers your name
When you’re strange
When you’re strange
When you’re strange

People are strange when you’re a stranger
Faces look ugly when you’re alone
Women seem wicked when you’re unwanted
Streets are uneven when you’re down

When you’re strange
Faces come out of the rain
When you’re strange
No one remembers your name
When you’re strange
When you’re strange
When you’re strange

When you’re strange
Faces come out of the rain
When you’re strange
No one remembers your name
When you’re strange
When you’re strange
When you’re strange

rootlessroot.

για όσους το έχασαν, 28 + 29 Απριλίου στη Θεσσαλονίκη στην πειραματική σκηνή τέχνης.

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www.rootlessroot.com

περιμένω μωρό μου να ‘ρθείς να τους πεις πως είσαι καλά δεν είσαι σαλάμι και ζεις!



Μ’ άφησες μόνο, ο διάολος να πάρει τη μοίρα μου
θα σ’ είχα σφάξει αν ήταν του χαρακτήρα μου
Μ’ ένα σαλάμι αφημένο καιρό στο ψυγείο
είπα λοιπόν κι εγώ να σου κάνω ένα αστείο

Και πήρα τους μπάτσους αμέσως και του τηλεφώνησα
και παγωμένα τους είπα πως σε δολοφόνησα
στην μηχανή του κιμά είπα σ’ είχα λιανίσει
και ένα σαλάμι με σένα πως είχα γεμίσει

Και ήρθαν στο σπίτι αμέσως για να με πιάσουνε
και στα μπαλκόνια βγήκανε για να δικάσουνε
Πω πω να δεις το αίμα του πλήθους παγώνει
μ’ ένα σαλάμι που παίρνουνε σ’ ένα σεντόνι

Και πλάκα να δεις να γράφει ο τύπος διάφορα
και ν’ απορώ κοίτα ρε πως τα κατάφερα
για να σε κάνω κοντά μου ξανά να γυρίσεις
στ’ αλλαντικά να κοπούν εντελώς οι πωλήσεις

Και πλάκες επίσης γινήκαν στην αναπαράσταση
που μου τη βαράει κι αρχίζω κι εγώ την παράσταση
τους δείχνω να φέτες κόβω απ’ το σαλαμάκι
και τους ρωτάω αν έχει κανένα ουζάκι

Που λες τους την δίνει να θέλουνε να με λιντσάρουνε
και για μια πλάκα την κεφαλή να μου πάρουνε
Κάπου εδώ μωρό μου τα αστεία τελειώνουν
προφυλακιστέο με βγάζουν και μέσα με χώνουν

Και λέω την αλήθεια και τώρα πια δεν με πιστεύουνε
τρελοί και γιατροί μες’ το Δαφνί μ’ αποφεύγουνε
και περιμένω μωρό μου να ‘ρθείς να τους πεις
πως είσαι καλά δεν είσαι σαλάμι και ζεις

Not alone, I’ll be there tell me when you want to go.

Im an ocean in your bedroom
Make you feel warm
Make you want to re-assume
Now we know it all for sure

Im a dance hall dirty breakbeat
Make the snow fall
Up from underneath your feet
Not alone, Ill be there
Tell me when you want to go

Im a meth lab first rehab
Take it all off
And step inside the running cab
Theres a love that knows the way

Im the rainbow in your jail cell
All the memories of
Everything youve ever smelled
Not alone, Ill be there
Tell me when you want to go

Sideways falling
More will be revealed my friend
Dont forget me
I cant hide it
Come again make me excited

Im an inbred and a pothead
Two legs that you spread
Inside the tool shed
Now we know it all for sure

I could show you
To the free field
Overcome and more
Will always be revealed
Not alone, Ill be there
Tell me when you want to go

Sideways falling
More will be revealed my friend
Dont forget me
I cant hide it
Come again get me excited

Im the bloodstain
On your shirt sleeve
Coming down and more are coming to believe
Now we know it all for sure

Make the hair stand
Up on your arm
Teach you how to dance
Inside the funny farm
Not alone, Ill be there
Tell me when you want to go

the Saint hides many Satans.

(«No! this face is only a mask, a wicked ornament,
illuminated by an exquisite grimace,
Look and see, atrociously contorted,
The real head, and the sincere face
Turned back under the shadow of the face which lies»
Charles Baudelaire)

He is profanity in sanctity’s guise
An alias assumed I do realize
In their eyes, his cause –
when enticing and cunning in impact
is still a criminal and evil act

So look for him vainly,
He, the incarnation of magical nature
He turns unrecognizable even to the experienced eye

You obsessively pursue him
Failing to see, hat was why he came to be
one who annihilates with such impunity

He appears your friend, but
the Saint hides many Satans
He’s contemptuous, you know
of your Godgiven stupidities
He calls you in question with
affected modesty and create
of you an object of derision

You think him to be pariah
whom company does exclude
But in the midst of all frenzy
He is – feasting in a transitory mood

Passion is a strict lord
He is also its humble FUCKIN’ slave
When bereft of common ways,
He strides before you on water
He makes clowns of kings,
charm the guests, rides the ball
Is the master of disguise

Prince of the thousandfold face
the charming jester’s smile
which invites reason to demise
and imaginations rise
Inscrutable yes, venting his spleen
Somewhere night and day between
Is the master of disguise


Συνέχεια

not knowing how to express myself without using hidden words.

Science – The new aristocracy
Progress – The world is on the march
Why shouldn’t it turn too?
It’s the vision of numbers.
We are moving towards the Spirit.
Certainly deserted: It’s the voice of the oracle, what I say.
Understand, and not knowing how to express myself without using hidden words.
I prefer to remain silent
[original excerpt from Arthur Rimbaud’s Bad Blood]
Science! The new nobility! Progress. The world progresses!
Why shouldn’t it turn as well?
It’s the vision of numbers. We advance towards the Spirit.
It’s quite certain: it’s oracular, what I say.
I know, and unaware how to express myself without pagan words, I’d rather be mute

then you really might know what it’s like.

We’ve all seen the man at the liquor store beggin’ for your change
The hair on his face is dirty, dreadlocked and full of mange
He ask the man for what he could spare with shame in his eyes
Get a job you fuckin’ slob’s all he replied

God forbid you ever had to walk a mile in his shoes
‘Cause then you really might know what it’s like to sing the blues
Then you really might know what it’s like [x4]

Mary got pregnant from a kid named Tom who said he was in love
He said don’t worry about a thing baby doll I’m the man you’ve been dreamin’ of
But three months later he said he won’t date her or return her call
And she sweared god damn if I find that man I’m cuttin’ off his balls
And then she heads for the clinic and she gets some static walkin’ through the doors
They call her a killer, and they call her a sinner, and they call her a whore

God forbid you ever had to walk a mile in her shoes
‘Cause then you really might know what it’s like to have to choose
Then you really might know what it’s like

I’ve seen a rich man beg
I’ve seen a good man sin
I’ve seen a tough man cry
I’ve seen a loser win
And a sad man grin
I heard an honest man lie
I’ve seen the good side of bad
And the down side of up
And everything between
I licked the silver spoon
Drank from the golden cup
Smoked the finest green
I stroked the fattest dimes at least a couple of times
Before I broke their heart
You know where it ends
Yo, it usually depends on where you start

I knew this kid named Max
He used to get fat stacks out on the corner with drugs
He liked to hang out late at night
Liked to get shit faced
And keep pace with thugs
Until late one night there was a big gun fight
Max lost his head
He pulled out his chrome .45
Talked some shit
And wound up dead
Now his wife and his kids are caught in the midst of all of his pain
You know it crumbles that way
At least that’s what they say when you play the game

God forbid you ever had to wake up to hear the news
‘Cause then you really might know what it’s like to have to lose
Then you really might know what it’s like

To have to lose…

some people have to be permanently together.

Im not going down on my knees,
Begging you to adore me
Cant you see its misery
And torture for me
When Im misunderstood
Try as hard as you can, Ive tried as hard as I could
To make you see
How important it is for me

Here is a plea
From my heart to you
Nobody knows me
As well as you do
You know how hard it is for me
To shake the disease
That takes hold of my tongue
In situations like these

Understand me

Some people have to be
Permanently together
Lovers devoted to
Each other forever
Now Ive got things to do
And Ive said before that I know you have too
When Im not there
In spirit Ill be there

Here is a plea
From my heart to you
Nobody knows me
As well as you do
You know how hard it is for me
To shake the disease
That takes hold of my tongue
In situations like these


Συνέχεια

won’t stop to surrender.

sweet disposition
never too soon
oh reckless abandon
like no one’s
watching you

a moment, a love
a dream, a laugh
a kiss, a cry
our rights, our wrongs
a moment, a love
a dream, a laugh
a moment, a love
a dream, a laugh

chorus
just stay there
cause i’ll be comin over
and while our bloods still young
it’s so young
it runs
and we won’t stop til it’s over
won’t stop to surrender

songs of desperation
I played them for you
a moment, a love
a dream, a laugh
a kiss, a cry
our rights, our wrongs
a moment, a love
a dream, a laugh
a moment, a love
a dream, a laugh

just stay there
cause i’ll be comin over
and while our bloods still young
it’s so young
it runs
and we won’t stop til it’s over
won’t stop to surrender

a moment, a love
a dream, a laugh
a kiss, a cry
our rights, our wrongs (won’t stop til it’s over)
a moment, a love
a dream, a laugh
a kiss, a cry
our rights, our wrongs(won’t stop til it’s over)
a moment, a love
a dream, a laugh
a kiss, a cry
our rights, our wrongs (won’t stop til it’s over)
a moment, a love
a dream, a laugh
a moment, a love
a moment, a love (won’t stop to surrender)


Συνέχεια

you were in my dream, you were driving circles around me.

If I walk down this hallway tonight
It’s too quiet
So I pad through the dark
And call you on the phone
Push your old numbers
And let your house ring
Til I wake your ghost

Let him walk down your hallway
It’s not this quiet
Slide down your receiver
Sprint across the wire
Follow my number
Slide into my hand

It’s the blaze across my nightgown
It’s the phone’s ring

I think last night
You were driving circles around me

I think last night
You were driving circles around me

I think last night
You were driving circles around me

I can’t drink this coffee
Til I put you in my closet
Let him shoot me down
Let him call me off
I take it from his whisper
You’re not that tough

It’s the blaze across my nightgown
It’s the phone’s ring

I think last night
You were driving circles around me

I think last night
You were driving circles around me

I think last night
You were driving circles around me

I think last night
You were driving circles around me

I think last night
You were driving circles around me


Συνέχεια

no quarter.

Close the doors, put out the light
You know they won’t be home tonight
The snow falls hard and don’t you know
The winds of Thor are blowing cold
They’re wearing steel that’s bright and true
They carry news that must get through

They choose the path where no-one goes
They hold no quarter,
They hold no quarter.
Oh…

Walking side by side with death
The devil mocks their every step
The snow drives back the foot that’s slow
The dogs of doom are howling more
They carry news that must get through
To build a dream for me and you
They choose the path that no one goes
They hold no quarter,
They ask no quarter,
They hold no quarter,
They ask no quarter…they think about no quarter…With no quarter quarter.
Oh No…


Συνέχεια

ας ανοίξουν οι απέραντοι δρόμοι.

Αφού δεν κάνει πια να σ’ αγγίζω
Αφού δεν κάνει πια να λέω πως σ’ αγαπώ
Καλύτερα στους δρόμους να γυρίζω
Όπως βαδίζω έτσι τυχαία να σε δω

Στους δρόμους προχωράω και κοιτάζω
Τ’ αμάξια που περνάν βιαστικά
Έτσι όπως στέκομαι μπορεί και να μοιάζω
με πινακίδα που δε δείχνει πουθενά

Αφού ό,τι αγγίζω το πληγώνω
Κι όταν πληγώνω εσένα κόβομαι βαθιά
Καλύτερα να αφήσουμε το χρόνο
Να ξεριζώνει κάθε μέρα φιλιά

Ας ανοίξουν οι απέραντοι δρόμοι
Τα αστέρια ας φέγγουν πάλι ψηλά
Τα χέρια μου ας κρατάν το τιμόνι
Αφού δε σε κρατάνε πια

i just don’t know what to do with myself.



I just don’t know what to do with myself
I don’t know what to do with myself
planning everything for two
doing everything with you
and now that we’re through
I just don’t know what to do

I just don’t know what to do with myself
I don’t know what to do with myself
movies only make me sad
parties make me feel as bad
cause I’m not with you
I just don’t know what to do

like a summer rose
needs the sun and rain
I need your sweet love
to beat love away

well I don’t know what to do with myself
just don’t know what to do with myself
planning everything for two
doing everything with you
and now that we’re through
I just don’t know what to do

like a summer rose
needs the sun and rain
I need your sweet love
to beat love away

I just don’t know what to do with myself
just don’t know what to do with myself
just don’t know what to do with myself
I don’t know what to do with myself

tell it to me slowly.



It’s the time of the season
When the love runs high
In this time, give it to me easy
And let me try
With pleasured hands

To take you and the sun to
Promised lands
To show you every one
It’s the time of the season for loving

What’s your name?
(What’s your name?)
Who’s your daddy?
(Who’s your daddy? He rich?)
Is he rich like me?

Has he taken
(Has he taken)
Any time
(Any time to show)
To show you what you need to live?
Tell it to me slowly
Tell you what?
I really want to know
It’s the time of the season for loving

What’s your name?
(What’s your name?)
Who’s your daddy?
(Who’s your daddy? He rich?)
Is he rich like me?

Has he taken
(Has he taken)
Any time
(Any time to show)
To show you what you need to live?
Tell it to me slowly
Tell you what?
I really want to know
It’s the time of the season for loving

i don’t know what i can save you from.

You called me after midnight,
must have been three years since we last spoke.
I slowly tried to bring back,
the image of your face from the memories so old.
I tried so hard to follow,
but didn’t catch the half of what had gone wrong,
said «I don’t know what I can save you from.»

I asked you to come over, and within half an hour,
you were at my door.
I had never really known you,
but I realized that the one you were before,
had changed into somebody for whom
I wouldn’t mind to put the kettle on.
Still I don’t know what I can save you from.

and you use it only for me..

Nobody knows it but you’ve got a secret smile
And you use it only for me
Nobody knows it but you’ve got a secret smile
And you use it only for me

So use it and prove it
Remove this whirling sadness
I’m losing, I’m bluesing
But you can save me from madness

Nobody knows it but you’ve got a secret smile
And you use it only for me
Nobody knows it but you’ve got a secret smile
And you use it only for me

So save me, I’m waiting
I’m needing, hear me pleading
And soothe me, improve me
I’m grieving, I’m barely believing now, now

When you are flying around and around the world
And I’m lying alonely
I know there’s something sacred and free reserved
And received by me only

Nobody knows it but you’ve got a secret smile
And you use it only for me
Nobody knows it but you’ve got a secret smile
And you use it only for me

So use it and prove it
Remove this whirling sadness
I’m losing, I’m bluesing
But you can save me from madness
Now, now

When you are flying around and around the world
And I’m lying alonely
I know there’s something sacred and free reserved
And received by me only

Nobody knows it but you’ve got a secret smile
And you use it only for me
Nobody knows it but you’ve got a secret smile

Nobody knows it
Nobody knows it
Nobody knows it
but you’ve got a secret…


Συνέχεια

it was not there.

Reviewed, it seemed
As if someone were watching over it
Before it was
As if response were based on fact

Providing, deciding, it was soon there
Squared to it, faced to it, it was not there

Renewed, it fought
As if it had a cause to live for
Denied, it learned
As if it had sooner been destroyed

Providing, deciding, it was soon there
Squared to it, faced to it, it was not there

It was not there
It was not there

It was..
Reviewed, it fought
As if someone were watching over it
Before it had sooner been denied
Renewed, it seemed
As if it had a cause to live for
Destroyed, it was later based on /fact/ [original, «find» used?]

Providing, deciding, it was soon there
Squared to it, faced to it, it was not there
Providing, deciding, it was soon there
Squared to it, faced to it, it was not there

Was not there
Was not there
Was not there
Was not there

All your love.

Don’t ya love her madly
Don’t ya need her badly
Don’t ya love her ways
Tell me what you say

Don’t ya love her madly
Wanna be her daddy
Don’t ya love her face
Don’t ya love her as she’s walkin’ out the door
Like she did one thousand times before

Don’t ya love her ways
Tell me what you say
Don’t ya love her as she’s walkin’ out the door

All your love
All your love
All your love
All your love

All your love is gone
So sing a lonely song
Of a deep blue dream
Seven horses seem to be on the mark

Yeah, don’t you love her
Don’t you love her as she’s walkin’ out the door

All your love
All your love
All your love

Yeah, all your love is gone
So sing a lonely song
Of a deep blue dream
Seven horses seem to be on the mark

Well, don’t ya love her madly
Don’t ya love her madly
Don’t ya love her madly

έγινε η απώλεια συνήθειά μας.

Ξέρω πως θα ‘ρθει, και δεν θα ‘μαι όπως είμαι,
να τον δεχτώ με το καλύτερο παλτό μου·
μήτε σκυμμένος στις σελίδες κάποιου τόμου,
εκεί που υψώνομαι να μάθω ότι κείμαι.

Δεν θα προσεύχομαι σε σύμπαν που θαμπώνει,
δεν θα ρωτήσω αναιδώς, πού το κεντρί σου;
Γονιός δεν θα ‘ναι να μου πει, σήκω και ντύσου
καιρός να ζήσουμε, παιδί μου, ξημερώνει.

Θα ‘ρθει την ώρα που σπαράσσεται το φως μου,
κι εκλιπαρώ φανατικά λίγη γαλήνη,
θα ‘ρθει σαν πύρινο παράγγελμα που λύνει

όρους ζωής και την αδρή χαρά του κόσμου·
δεν θα μαζεύει ουρανό για να με πλύνει,
δεν θα κρατά βασιλικό ή φύλλα δυόσμου.

let’s turn forever you and me.



Windmill, Windmill for the land.
Turn forever hand in hand
Take it all there on your stride
It is tinking, falling down
Love forever love is free
Let’s turn forever you and me
Windmill, windmill for the land
Is everybody in?


Συνέχεια

you and I, we’ll shine.

Did I talk in my sleep, no
Hey, did I wake to find you cry, by my side
We never said that it would be easy
Just that the way love grows, we have to go to.

Oh well, hunny you, tonight
I’m here, tonight
Oh no, fall like a star
Oh in time, you and I, we’ll shine

Oh now, hold your hand on running water
and now, wipe the black out of the blonde
Well now your head falls down on me
And your beauty is as pure as tears.

Oh well, hunny you, tonight
I’m here, tonight
Oh no, fall like a star
Oh in time, you and I, we’ll shine.

Oh, hunny you, tonight
I’m here, tonight
I’m here, tonight
Oh no, fall like a star
Oh in time, you and I, we’ll shine