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1 Passengers (01-2018)
2 White (1-2016)
3 January Snow (02-2015)
4 Live in Vain (1-2017)
5 Time Lines (4-2016)
6 City of Gods (05-2015)
7 A besondara Tåg (11-2015)
8 Childhood Memory- Erinnerung an die Kindheit (1-2002)
9 The Star Money (10-2015)
10 Wo is a heit? (3-2017)
11 Be a Friend (4-2016)
12 Guatemala (8-2016)
13 Back With Words (5-2017)
14 Reasons to be (03-2015)
15 Burning Out (10-2010)
16 Variations over a Sawtooth Sequence (3-2018)
17 Look at this World (08-2015)

Passengers

Music & Lyrics by Markus Lorber

We're passengers from birth to death
The universe expands
We love and live, we search and seek
Sometimes we make some friends

Copyright © 01-2018 M. Lorber

Markus Lorber - vocals, analog synthesizer, loop- and delay-devices.

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White

Music & Lyrics by Markus Lorber

I awake from secret dreams
charming smiles are still around
from darkened windows some sunbeams
reaching me with morning sounds
And all the sounds seem to be new
their 're clear and silent, too

Curious as one can be
I get up to look outside
some white roofs are what I see
snow has come in that last night
The white below a clear, blue sky
lets happiness just fly

All day long I'll be outside
to leave a trace behind
written in the virgin snow
a message you should know
secret words that melt away
after a warm day
I wish you will be closer soon
'till then I'll sing this tune

Snow has came to bring back smiles
all bad news are washed away
forgotten are the tough, sad whiles
how I wish all smiles would stay
The magic snow brings childhood days
to brighten up the haze

All day long I'll be outside...

This day will end like others do
I will sing some lullabies
I 'll be glad and thankful, too
for the snow and memories
I hope then when I 'll close my eyes
I 'll dream about your smiles

All day long I've been outside
...

Copyright © 1/2016 M. Lorber

Christoph Zimmermann - Organ, drum editing, recording, mixing at his workroom studio in Vienna
Markus Lorber - vocals, bass, electric guitars, mastering

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January Snow (Children of a Star)

Music & Lyrics by Markus Lorber

January snow
covers graves with veils of purest white
turns a funeral
into something beautiful and right

Silent snowflakes swirl
all around the mourning people's heads
Comfort seems to fall
from skies to send us peace and some regrets

I will never stop to thank that I'm a part of all
the universe revealed to us so far
From big bang to our lives and loves, from spring to a new fall
All of us are children of a star

At the graves we're sad
But we're save in our group of friends
Finally the snow
stops falling as one day our lifetime ends

I will never stop to thank that I'm a part of all
the universe revealed to us so far
From big bang to our lives and loves, from spring to a new fall
All of us are children of a star

Greedy relatives try to proof their lies
This won't help to save their hate-filled lives
Greedy relatives try to legalize their crimes
This will lead them into bitter times

January snow
covers graves with veils of purest white
turns a funeral
into something beautiful and right

I will never stop to thank that I'm a part of all
the universe revealed to us so far
From big bang to our lives and loves, from spring to a new fall
All of us are children of a star

Copyright © 02-2015 M. Lorber

Markus Lorber - vocals, piano, electric guitar, synth double bass, orchester- and drum arrangement

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Live in Vain

Music & Lyrics by Markus Lorber

Snow came to cover my old world
To clear away things that have hurt
Blue skies are helping to leave behind some pain
Some songs are proofing that we don't live in vain

We start to hear the universe
Waves caused by gravity rehearse
Some songs to tell us were we all do come from
Some songs to tell us were you and I belong

Some friends have passed away
As once we all will do
But until then I hope we learn
to smile and to love, too.

We stopped to talk and write
But I 'll remember well
The times of love that we have had
Some tales that we could tell

Snow came to cover my old world
To clear away things that have hurt
Blue skies are helping to leave behind some pain
Some songs are proofing that we don't live in vain

Copyright © 1/2017 M. Lorber

Markus Lorber - vocals, piano, synthesizer and drum programming

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Time Lines

Music & Lyrics by Markus Lorber

One third of this year has passed
we're looking back to some things that have changed so much
changes come so very fast
they seem to have a weird and an alarming touch

Time

Airports started to explode
with alien dreams from writings of old fashioned gods
many flee from heavy load
false prophets might kill them with some stones and rods

Time, time is writing signs
Time, who can read time lines?
Time lines

The prince died, he was the king
he used to play soundtracks of our history
one forecast he used to sing
so April snow is seldom but no mystery

time is writing signs
Time, who can read time lines?
Time lines

One friend had to marry fast
before we had to guide him on his final way
nothing does for ever last
we had been told once before in younger days

Time, time is leaving signs
Time, who can read time lines?
Time lines

Copyright © 4/2016 M. Lorber

Markus Lorber - vocals, piano, bass, electric guitars, synthesizer programming, drum programming

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City of Gods

Music & Lyrics by Markus Lorber

They rush through the streets in the city of gods
They hurry to be at their workplace on time
The gods watch them all and wait with their rods
If the subjects are quiet, gods feel mighty and fine

The first god's the mayor, who knows how to rule
he is followed by chiefs and industrial heads
some officials and some principals of a school
They're proud of themselves, so they clap their hands

There is only one problem in the city of gods
in the ages of science we know
that the concept of gods might be just a legend
we all can see where the winds blow
Poor, poor, you tiny poor gods
Poor, so poor, don't wait for our nods

The mayor insists we are lazy, not fine
At least we should work as much as he does
He is keeping his weight with plenty of wine
He is working so hard by stemming the glass

There is only one problem in the city of gods..

Everything could be so easy,
if prudence was all around
Empathy, esteem, to behave with respect
more often should be found
Gods ignore that in fact they do not exist
One advice is: From being gods they should desist

When the principal thinks that he can screw you
by cutting the lock of your bicycle through
Then give him a chance to make it all up
But if he still breaks the law then you can screw him, too

There is only one problem in the city of gods...

Copyright © 05/2015 M. Lorber

Markus Lorber - vocals, guitar, mastering
Christoph Zimmermann - recording at his workroom studio in Vienna

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A bsondara Tåg

Music & Lyrics by Markus Lorber

A eisiga Wind treibt draußn sei Spül
Die Sun is nit då, des måcht ma nit vül
Da heitige Tåg keat mia gånz allan
Du frågst di bestimmt, wås i damit man:

I håb heit Geburtståg, und dea Tåg is schen
gånz wuascht wås die Wölt sunst so måcht
ka Schnee und ka Regn, ka Kriag und ka Streit
vahindan, dass mei Heaz heit låcht.
Weil an seim Geburtståg
vadient jeda wås a gean måg

Von Schuldn und Kriesn, von Kriag und von Not
berichten's uns täglich, nix is mea im Lot
Doch i ignoria des und i pfeif darauf
Die Wölt kehrt heit mia, so sågt des da Brauch

Und wenn's dånn amål nit gånz so guat geht
und i recht traurig bin
setz i mi hin bis i die Fliehkråft gspia
und foa noch a Runde im Erdkarusöll
amål um die Sun
und volla Dånk bin i dånn gånz bei mia

Und wieda fångt ålles von ganz vuane ån
Dås Schlechte, dås låss i nit ån mi herån
Da heitige Tåg keat gånz allan mia
Du frågst di bestimmt, ob i mi noch gspia:

Doch Du håst heit Geburtståg, und dea Tåg is schen
gånz wuascht wås die Wölt sunst so måcht
ka Schnee und ka Regn, ka Kriag und ka Streit
vahindan, dass dei Heaz heit låcht.
Weil an seim Geburtståg
vadient jeda wås a gean måg

Copyright © 11/2015 M. Lorber

Markus Lorber - vocals, guitar, mastering
Christoph Zimmermann - recording at his workroom studio in Vienna

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Childhood Memory- Erinnerung an die Kindheit

Music by Markus Lorber

Copyright © 2002 M. Lorber

Markus Lorber - piano

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The Star Money

Music & Lyrics by Markus Lorber

Giving everything away
to poorer ones than her,
the girl went to the king one day
to ask him to be fair

Ashamed to know the girl was right
the king let peace unfold
She gave away her dress one night
Then stars fell down as gold

Why are we so scared of all
the poor ones on the run?
Shouldn't we try to recall
the tale that we once sang?
The fairy tale we sang
The fairy tale we sang

In stock markets we believe
we save them if they fail
But maybe once we'll retrieve
our childhood's fairy tale

Maybe once it will come true
our childhood's fairy tale

Copyright © 10/2015 M. Lorber

Markus Lorber - vocals, piano, synth double bass, drums

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Wo is a heit?

Music & Lyrics by Markus Lorber

"Wo is a heit?", frågn sich di Leit
Wal du wårst sunst scho då, bevur da Rest kumman is
åba heit gehst ma åb mit deim ungschriebnan Liad
und i meark gråd då fahlt was, des i heit vamiss

Vom Urknåll bis heit wår's a recht långe Zeit
Und es is scho a Wunda, dass wia zåmmkumman san
und uns doch recht oft treffn zum Spüln und Zuhean
und zum Singan und Schrammln und zum Låchn und Rean

Und irgndwånn wiad wieda a Freind von uns gehn
und niamamea kumman so wia du's heite måchst
Doch wia denkn ån eam, so wia heit ån di
und wia trinkma a Bia, des a du gean ghåbt håst
Und dånn singma a Liad voll Melancholie
Und wia wanan und låchn und wia denkn ån di

"Wo is a heit?", frågn sich di Leit
Wal du wårst meist scho då, wenn da Rest kumman is
åba heit gehst ma åb mit deim ungschriebnan Liad
und i meark gråd då fahlt wås, des i heit vamiss

Copyright © ../(3/2017) M. Lorber

Markus Lorber - vocals, piano, electric guitars, synth double bass, drum programming

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Be a Friend

Music & Lyrics by Markus Lorber

Well, I am no judge
I don't need to know it all
I don't need to hear confessions
I don't want to see you fall
No, I am no judge
I won't come to make a stand
I'm just here to lend an ear
I'm just her to be a friend

Well, I am no priest
I won't try to convert you
I won't come to ask you questions
that might hurt and offend, too
No, I am no priest
I won't come with folded hands
I'm just here to lend an ear
I'm just here to be a friend

Life can be a riddle
that we don't understand
But we could play the fiddle
if we had helping hands
No, I am no priest
I won't come with folded hands
I'm just here to lend an ear
I'm just here to be a friend

Well, I am no judge
I don't need to know it all
I don't need to hear confessions
I don't want to see you fall
No, I am no judge
I won't come to make a stand
I'm just here to lend an ear
I'm just her to be a friend

Copyright © 4/2016 M. Lorber

Markus Lorber - vocals, bass, electric guitar, drum programming

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Guatemala

Music & Lyrics by Markus Lorber

Yo no conozco Guatemala
Nunca he ido a allí, ¡oh no!
Solo la banda canta una canción
de Guatemala que yo no conozco

Cantan de las compañeras
Cantan de allí
Cantan de montañas grandes
Cantan de allí
Cantan de la Costa Sur
Cantan de allí
Cantan de un buen amigo
Cantan de allí

Guatemala, sueño mío
Guatemala, vaya conmigo

Yo no conozco Guatemala
Nunca he ido a allí, ¡oh no!
Solo la banda canta una canción
de Guatemala que yo no conozco

Cantan de la nostalgía
Cantan de allí
Cantan de Antigua
Cantan de allí
Cantan bien en el maya
Cantan de allí
Cantan de la tierra mía
Cantan de allí

Guatemala, sueño mío
Guatemala, vaya conmigo

Copyright © 11.8. 2016 M. Lorber

Markus Lorber - vocals, bass, electric guitars, organ, drum programming

Inspired by the song 'Guatemala' from a Guatemalan street-band, who played on Yppen-Platz/Vienna at August 11, 2016.

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Back With Words

Music & Lyrics by Markus Lorber

Too many people are around me all the time
they need to talk, they need to speak
the sound of silence seems to be old fashioned now
not to be heard means to be weak

A million words are rushing in to fill my brain
but all that noise does not make sense
I need to find a place to hide myself away
to ease my mind from alien plans

Don't be sad when I don' give a call
it's just that I'm too tired of talking now
don't get mad if I even do not write
I promise I'll be back with words somehow

When I don't call you then of course this does not mean
that I have cleared you from my mind
you're always here, you're always with me in my thoughts
and in my dreams guess whom I find

Don't be sad...

I love the strand, I love the sea, I love the sun
I love the rain, I love the woods, I'm on the run
I love the stars and all the silence in between
I love your style
and in a while
we'll meet again
we will smile then

Don't be sad...

Too many people are around me all the time
they need to talk, they need to speak
the sound of silence seems to be old fashioned now
not to be heard means to be weak

Copyright © ../(5/2017) M. Lorber

Markus Lorber - vocals, electric guitars, synth double base, drum programming

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Reasons To Be

Music & Lyrics by Markus Lorber

Rain falls outside
Thunderbolts light
the room we are in
almost sleeping
I feel you are close to me
One reason for me to be

Bad news sometimes
cause some sad rhymes
But don't stop to smile
'cause after a while
rain washes tears away
The sun will return someday

Year after year seasons go by
Slowly we're growing old
From time to time I wonder why
you let my heart unfold

Friends had to fade
that's how life is made
But we won't forget
the times that we've had
Memories will stay with me
Reasons for me to be

Year after year seasons go by
Slowly we're growing old
From time to time I wonder why
you let my heart unfold

Rain falls outside
Thunderbolts light
the room we are in
The heat of your skin
reveals you are close to me
One reason for me to be

Copyright © 03-2015 M. Lorber

Markus Lorber - vocals electric guitars, synth-double-bass, drum arrangement

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Burning Out

Music & Lyrics by Markus Lorber

He makes me cry, his ex-wife died
But he says he's alright
Her pains are over and their daughter
spent with her her last night

I start to see, I realize
I'm not the only one
who is in trouble with his life
who thinks good times are gone

I'm up before the sun is rising
Although I worked all night
I should be sleeping,
I should be dreaming
And I should hold you tight
I'm burning out
Oh, oh, I'm burning out
Oh, oh, I'm burning out

They stay at work from 8 to 8
for a dollar and a dime
The management says they are lazy
They should work extra time

They're up before the sun is rising
Although they worked all night
They should be sleeping,
they should be dreaming
And they should feel all right
They're burning out
Oh, oh, they're burning out
Oh, oh, they're burning out

Another fall is coming
to blow old leaves away
And in cold winter nights
we'll dream of days in May

I start to see, I realize
I'm not the only one
who is in trouble with his life
who thinks good times are gone

I'm up before the sun is rising
Although I worked all night
I should be sleeping,
I should be dreaming
And I should hold you tight
I'm burning out
Oh, oh, I'm burning out

Oh, no, I won't burn out!

Copyright © 10/2010 M. Lorber

Markus Lorber - vocals, piano, electric guitar, synth double bass, drum programming

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Variations over a Sawtooth Sequence

Music by Markus Lorber

Copyright © 3/2018 M. Lorber

Markus Lorber - Digital Subtractive Synthesizer (designed and implemented in Miller Puckette 's Pure Data)
Dedicated to the people at the IEM-Graz.

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Look at this World

Music & Lyrics by Markus Lorber

summer's leaving, autumn comes
much lower sinks the sun
the news report 'bout poorer ones
who are on the run

lucky ones give me a smile
others cry for fear
the world moves on another while
I wish that you where near

if you're sad, then just realize
we live in this one world
instead to cry let a smile arise
look at our one, blue world
look at this world
look at this world

the market place is full of life
'bout this and that they talk
greedy ones prefer a strife
Come here, let's take a walk

if you're sad, then just realize...

Watch the world with love, my dear
I wish that you were here

if you're sad, then just realize
we live in this one world
instead to cry let a smile arise
look at our one, blue world
look at this world
look at this world

Copyright © 26/8/2015 M. Lorber

Markus Lorber - vocals, piano, synthesizer programming, drum programming

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