Dead Writers

by Tigers in the Tank

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The first studio album in three languages from Seattle indie folk band Tigers in the Tank.

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released November 21, 2015

All music by Tigers in the Tank: Naomi Botkin on Vocals, Dan Jones on Guitar and Banjo, Amanda Brown on the Keys, Ryan Tymony on Bass, Neil Sommer on Drums, and Kurt Wiseman on Guitar. Produced and mixed by Neil Sommer. Engineered by Neil Sommer and Dave West at The Birdhouse and Rock Rooms Ballard. Mastered by Chris Hanzsek. No thanks to Hunter.

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Tigers in the Tank Seattle, Washington

Naomi Botkin - vocals
Amanda Brown - keyboard
Neil Sommer - drums
Dan Jones - guitar, banjo
Ryan Tymony - bass, mandolin, melodica
Kurt Wiseman - guitar

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Track Name: Guillotine
Je revolte contre tout
Je prende mes arts et je m'en foue
Aimez-moi alors comme Richelieu
Mettez des espions par toute ma vie
Rasez mes chateaux et mon esprit

Aimez-moi comme Richelieu je t'en prie
Aimez-moi comme Richelieu je t'en prie
Oh mon coeur decentralize
Alors Aimez-moi comme Richelieu je t'en prie

Je refuse les rois d'hier
Je donne du travail au cimetiere
Aimez-moi alors comme Robespierre
Celebrons la fete de l'etre supreme
Prechons la virtue avec terreur comme theme

Je laisse tranquille ta tete comme meme
Je laisse tranquille ta jolie tete comme meme
Aimez-moi comme Richelieu
Aimez-moi comme Robespierre

Charlemagne prend champagne
Oui et moi, je prends toi
Marie Antoinette aime noisettes
Et moi, je t'aime, moi
Napoleon port corrones
Oui et moi, je pors toi
Charles de Gaulle dans les halles
Et moi, je t'aime, moi
Track Name: Space Travel
It was a strange time of the day
The time when lingering day blues stay
Reflecting images on the dark clouds above
You feel a moment in the sea
You feel it tossing, feel it green
Another moment you're on the outside of the world
Where you can see the brightness of the Earth
But not the place you're in

It was a deep time of the night
The time when purple clouds take flight
And you're not sure if you're falling down or sitting still
We had a drink and watched the stars
We listened to the passing cars
When suddenly we catapulted into space
And we didn't know where we were going
But sometimes that's OK
Track Name: From India with Love
It seems like sunshine mornings
Are soft on afternoon rains
It feels like the free world
Is all wrapped up in chains
Children beware the systems that your parents fought for
Mothers beware your babies' greed
Do you give them what they need, or just what they grab for?

And I would like to believe
That the world's gone crazy
But maybe it's me

Has the news come through?
It sounds like we've found our savior
And it's him, oh it's her
Yeah it's me and it's you
Was ambition just a rise to keep us occupied?
Because we still find time for war and suicide

And I would like to believe
That there were good intentions
But maybe it's just me and it seems like
Oh it feels like . . .
Track Name: Contours
Blindness struck me for a moment
Then I heard him say
Blue eyes see better in the dark
And brown eyes in broad day
And once I've built something up brick by brick
He'll paint a mural over it

As I turned the corner
He sat by his bicycle
Wearing all his Sunday best
And waiting just for me
We couldn't tie a tie
Between the two of us
But always well-equipped
We'd ride off towards the sea

Panic struck me for a moment
Then I heard him say
I got you baby I won't like you wouldn't
I know you wouldn't
Let me fall down this way
And once I've laid something down stone by stone
He'll sculpt in contours all his own
Track Name: Por Robar
Hermana esta en busca de los policias
A traves de las ventanas rotas
Bienvenida a la nieve

Mientres que papa se enegrece
La cara et los manos
Maldice a los anos
Y mama se enamora del fuego
Va salir de ella luego
Como todo el mundo

Hermano vive in ninguna parte
Una ves al mes viene a ve a sus antepasados
Bienvenida al diablo

Mientres que papa se enegrece
La cara et los manos
Maldice a los anos
Y mama se enamora del fuego
Va salir de ella luego
Como todo el mundo
Track Name: Cloud Nine
Il n'y a pas de fin
On commence pas
C'est maintenant
Et c'est pas plus tard
Reste ou casse-toi
A ce moment la
Prends une decision
On peut pas plus tard

The big man chased away my friends today
He said he'd bring big things to this town
But we're all just average sized people
So what's the good of having big things all around

So let's put society to bed
Put all that nonsense out your head
We're two in agreement and everyone sees that we're strong
And if two can say that something's good
We can shout it to the neighborhood
It won't be too long before
Three and four come along
Track Name: Philosophie
C'est quoi, la vie?
Est-ce que c'est toujours faire
Ce qu'on a dit
Qu'on va faire
Our est-ce que c'est
Chercher toujours la bonneheur?

Qu'est ce que c'est, la vie?
Et la raison d'etre
Est-ce que c'est soi-meme
Ou tout le monder?
Lequel est le plus humaine?
Lequel donne la plus de bonte?
Track Name: Red Balloons
There's a noise on the stairs
It's here, it's there
There's a sight in the sky
It's low, it's high

There's a sound in the air
It's here, it's there
There's a view from the room
Like red balloons

Did we ever live before we lived like this?
Did we ever go before we went like this?

Do it for change, do it for love
There in yourself and up above
Because all that noise in your head
Will float away and turn red
Do it for love, please do it for change

There's a sound in the air
It's here, it's there
There's a view from the room
Like red balloons

Did we ever live before we lived like this?
Did we ever fly before we flew like this?
Did we ever sing before we sang like this?
And did we ever go before we went like this?

Do it for change, do it for love
There in yourself and up above
Because all that noise in your head
Will float away and turn red
Do it for love, please do it for change

You weren't pushing but you pushed me
I wasn't looking when you looked through me
You weren't trying, it was trying for me
You may not have been lying but you lied to me
Track Name: Oiseaux
M'ecoutez pas
Mais attention aux silences entre mes mots
C'est la que
J'existe sans ager

Vouz pouvez tout partir
Pour des millions d'annees
Oui et revenez
Vous trouvez moi toute jeune

Et quand la lune est trop grande
Pas de probleme, je la prende
Un grand feu pour tout allumer
Regardez pas ou je suis mais attention a la space vide

Vouz pouvez tout partir
Pour des millions d'annees
Oui et revenez
Vous trouvez moi toute jeune
Track Name: Dead Writers
Even less than times of plenty
Do we see times of unity
Don't you want the best for everyone?
That's what I want
Don't you hope we somehow can be friends?
That's what I hope

Even more than new words from all of my favorite dead writers
More than happy headlines
More than I hope for spiders

Even less than compliments do we have civil things to say
I never meant to terrorize
You know pride gets in the way
But maybe we could be at peace
If we could be on the same page

So I'll tell you that I want to
Say how I really feel
I want to make you stronger
I want to make a deal
Is that what you want?