The Librarian (12-inch version)

Released at May 17, 2005

Release date:

May 17, 2005

Copyright:

nonplace.de

Length:

8:40

Status:

Official

Publisher:

Published by opium (Arts) Ltd and Freibank/Nonplace

Lyrics

Keep your head down
Keep your head down
While they’re firing low
You’re too young child
To know the difference

Oh my pretty
Oh my sweet girl
It’s a marvelous place
They put weights down
In your coat tails to burn you out

Lest you fly
Lest you take off
And show whomever what’s what.
It’s one outrageous lie after another

Turn their lights out
Change the channel
Before we lose the heart
To fight against belief in what they’re saying

There’s a hotel
With a dark room
At the end of a corridor
I will meet you
To the strains of Allah

We will lie back
On a pillow of the whitest snow
And the silence we were promised
Will engulf us

Lay your head down
Keep your head down
While they’re firing low
You’re too young child
You’re too young child

We will wake up
From the dreams that bury us
We will tunnel our way out
By moonlight

From the dark room
To the white streets and the snow banks
We’ll invest in one another’s future

Oh my pretty
Oh my sweet girl
It’s a marvelous place
She designed it
With escape routes
For you and me

So to the library
With your new card
Grab your favorite books
Look for blueprints
To the strains of Allah
Here we go….

Benevolence is in back
Of everyplace you look
It’s not a monstrous face she is hiding

If I see her
I will tell you
You’ll come quickly
If you see her
Don’t hesitate just go

But til then

Keep your head down
Keep your head down
While they’re firing low
You’re too young child
You’re too young child

You’re too young child
Here we go…

Wonderful, light jazzy/electronic laid back track.

davidsylvian.com writes:

The release is a new 12″ vinyl single featuring the work of two acclaimed musicians – Burnt Friedmann and Jaki Liebezeit. This 12″ release features a mix of one of the tracks from the very exciting forthcoming project that David Sylvian and Steve Jansen have been working on along with Burnt Friedman. The vinyl features 3 tracks by Burnt Friedman and Jaki Liebezeit, one of which is entitled “The Librarian” which was co-written by and features vocals from David. Though this is a different mix to the one that will appear on the Sylvian / Jansen / Friedman album album, it provides a hint of what to expect from the new record which is due later this year on samadhisound.

 

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