When I'm enlightened, everything will be better.

by Alicia Edelweiss

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1.
04:45
How space can make us feel so small as if we couldn't hear each other At night, when all the world flies home in the grass by the lake we shall sing together We played and travelled for years lucid dreaming in the realms of the timeless unheard words and sounds borrowed themselves for a moment before they swiftly voyaged on whispering into open hearts and ears of truthful nonsense of strange and absurd countries where all your dreams are already happening where all your fears are red apples to eat and learn from How time can make our song seem so short as if there was a beginning and an ending but when we sang in the grass by the lake we were newborn babies painting the rules of our universe and we said, in our castle we shall be the fools touching keys and strings with our golden hands At night, when all the world flies home we shall have a party, in our castle with all the freaks and the children the clowns and the trash eaters At night, when all the world flies home in the grass by the lake we shall sing together
2.
03:12
Where did she go my only daughter she went into the woods saying everything would be just fine I said take care never take a risk or dare Remember all those times you tried to be nice came back dripping home full of blood tears and silence innocence killed during twisted homeless nights sexuality wrecked pulled through like a meat pie Crocodiles coming closer in the water Faceless men trying to open up her bedroom The voices are getting louder and louder but the more she can tell it's not she who is speaking And the sun smiled at her shining face and the moon howled at her naked white body the stars gazed as she exploded and the sea shed away her dead skin Crocodiles coming closer in the water Faceless men trying to open up her bedroom The voices are getting louder and louder but the more she can tell it's not she who is speaking
3.
I was broke so I got me a job they gave me a bed and made sure I was fed well after the night I woke up in delight 'cause I wasn't on my own anymore my whole life was changing for sure Mmmm... While the others would trip and drink in the meanwhile I would have a think how to free my mind for real how to get myself into a peer good friends to hang out in dirty streets good friends to watch porn and make some beats Well, God sent me a harem of insects who didn't judge me for my lack of intellect drinking tea, singing let it be The cockroaches and me! They accepted me straight away without antenna still they said I could stay I never knew that cockroaches were so nice in school we'd learnt that they were dirty parasites and through the chemical trails in our feces we'd communicate and share all of our secrets and no one was better or worse and if you wanted to go to church they wouldn't bug you no they wouldn't bug you Well, God sent me a harem of insects who didn't judge me for my lack of intellect climbing trees, bruises on our knees The cockroaches and me! Though history tried to separate us and others said that we were just posers we formed an anarchist collective and laid out our basic objectives: to stop this pointless segregation, more warm dark public spaces, no compound-eye discrimination Oh our friendship was so strong we proved the world it was wrong that indeed we could go hand in hand and rule the world together yeah and rule the world together Well, God sent me a harem of insects who didn't judge me for my lack of intellect daytrips to the sea, finally set free The cockroaches and me! As the human beings were destroying themselves the cockroaches gave a crash-courseon endurance and health In the end everyone died except for us oh what a beautiful world, no need to rush oh what a beautiful world, no need to rush no more, oh no more! Well, God sent me a harem of insects who didn't judge me for my lack of intellect drinking tea, singing let it be The cockroaches and me! Well, God sent me a harem of insects who didn't judge me for my lack of intellect climbing trees, bruises on our knees The cockroaches and me! Well, God sent me a harem of insects who didn't judge me for my lack of intellect daytrips to the sea, finally set free The cockroaches and me! The cockroaches and me, oh! The cockroaches and me, hey hey! The cockroaches and me, oh yeah! The cockroaches and me, yeah check it out! The cockroaches and me, hey hey! The cocksuckers and me
4.
Farewell my love I must be gone and leave you for a while Wherever I go I shall return if I go ten thousand miles If I go if I go if I go ten thousand miles Oh ten thousand miles it is so far to leave me here alone Well I may lie, lament and cry and you’ll, you’ll not hear my mourn And you’ll and you’ll and you’ll not hear my mourn Oh the crow that is so black my love will change its colour white If ever I shall prove false to thee the day, the day will turn to night Yes the day yes the day yes the day will turn to night Oh the rivers they will never run dry for the rocks melt with the sun I’ll never prove false to the boy I love till all, till all these things be done Yes till all yes till all yes till all these things be done If I go If I go If I go ten thousand miles And you’ll and you’ll and you’ll not hear my mourn if I go ten thousand miles if I go ten thousand miles if I go ten thousand miles if I go ten thousand miles
5.
As we entered the ivy-covered door I remembered what you had said before You wanted a place to live and be where no one asked nothing of you And here we stand foolishly on the sacred grounds of secrecy on the sacred grounds of secrecy Oh watching you paint those castles of monsters and gipsy witches and burning trees We drank the juice we ate forbidden fruit our heartbeats changed with every new tune And you thought you would die that night no one to save you this time no one to save you this time In the light of the fire I saw the wings on your back like a motionless statue you stood ready to attack You stared at the moon looking for a sign You stared at me, no sign of a smile And do you remember that magical night oh dancing and singing on the steps of the church And you said, the devil is inside us, Alice and angels too our lives led by magic our lives led by magic our lives led by magic
6.
I want to live in a house with a garden I wanna hang downside up from the trees I want a river and a swing to jump to the other side I want to feel all the beetles crawling over my skin I wanna share new tricks and skills with my friends I wanna grow organic fruit and vegetables I wanna learn how to use the chainsaw so I can murder joggers in the surrounding forest I wanna jam into the morning hours I wanna write good songs cause I'm so inspired I wanna do acrobatics and roll in the grass I wanna skinny dip in winter, scream and laugh I wanna sit on the rooftop and watch the sunset I wanna sit by the campfire and listen to stories to then fall into a wondrous slumber and wake up and find that bitch is on fire that bitch is on fire That bitch is on fire!!! Fast-food fumes and distractions from the big city No, I don't wanna take every given opportunity! I want to go to bed soon like the flowers do so I can wake up and say "Good Morning World!" I wanna jump into the sea from a 50-metre high cliff I wanna scuba dive and high-five with the high fish I wanna climb big rocks and feel tough I wanna be able to do real push-ups I wanna do real push-ups not the ones with your knees on the ground And I don't want to kill mosquitos cause I know everyone's a bloodsucker sometimes I wanna meditate on the sting or ask them politely to leave Who knows, they might also have creative yearnings and dreams Maybe they're actively conscious in different layers of dimensions where they create clone armies out of our blood samples Hey, everybody's got a reason to live and honestly, I quite like the taste of my blood and with these new menstruation moon cups it's really easy to collect Once I put my blood into a banana smoothie Hey that was really fun and a powerful experience Sympathy for mosquitos! Sympathy for mosquitos!! Sympathy for mosquitos!!!!! I want to be choked while having sex I wish I had smaller tits and thinner legs Yeah I consider myself a hairy feminist but my thoughts are still stuck in this patriarchal bullshit I wanna make a proper living as an artist I wanna earn lots of money and pay no taxes so I can buy instruments, high quality food, recording equipment, surfing lessons, good shoes I wanna quit addictions, sugar, internet I wanna masturbate more and live in the moment I wanna communicate through telepathy the way known by aborigines I wanna change my physical reality with the power of my mind I wanna get a grip on astral travelling hug demons, let there be light And I still believe in love I still believe in love like even romantic love like having kids together love that embraces the dark and the ugly that isn't driven by ego pleasure I wanna be a party pooper
7.
She came out of the water she had been bad She came out of the water she had been bad No one remembered but everyone agreed she had done something bad Father threw her off the boat into the sea she had been bad Couldn't face the dirt under her fingernails she had slept with the dark The fish ate away all of her flesh and skin she's only bones they call her ugly A broken heart for dinner an ugly duckling in winter come embrace me with your body of bones come embrace me with your body of bones What must die, die What must live, live will you sleep next to me while I sleep Skeleton Woman do visit me in my dreams you know I'll be afraid but you know I'll always look you in the face She came out of the water she had been bad She came out of the water she had been bad They call her ugly They call her scary come embrace me with your body of bones They call her a witch They call her a bitch come embrace me with your body of bones come embrace me with your body of bones
8.
04:58
I put my dreams in a box so I could stare at them all of the time Oh I put my heart in a boy when he got tired of me he built a wall Walls Walls of fear Walls of pride Walls that always want to be right Walls of lust Walls of lies Walls that say everything everything's just fine everything's just fine everything's just fine A lonely mind repeats itself a lonely heart just wants to find somebody else Lonely dreams are easy to dream but harder to pull into reality Walls Walls of fear Walls of pride Walls that always want to be right Walls of lust Walls of lies Walls that give you a place to give you a place to hide I found a place to hide everything's just fine I found a place to hide everything's just fine I found a place to hide
9.
It's sunset, I'm sitting at the beach I still don't know where I'm gonna sleep and right now I feel so lonely And I feel like I shouldn't because I'm always the one who preaches about the importance of solitude It's about time, I'm on the road again I took my backpack, a tent and a ukulele My to-do list for this trip is almost all ticked I just didn't jump off that 50-metre cliff I've learnt the basics of surfing I've meditated and stretched I've written four new songs I made a few new friends I've hiked along the west coast and I've walked all the way till the end of the world Standing at the lighthouse before the sea and now I feel so empty This place is filled with so many god-damn tourists where are all the travellers and musicians maybe it's just not the right time of the year I've been going with the flow I've been living without time I've met stupid and great people But there's a deep black hole all over me and it's growing bigger and bigger It's emptying my heart it sucks and sucks until all that's left is sorrow And now all is sorrow And now all is sorrow And now all is sorrow And now all is sorrow I used to call it the pain of the world trapped in my tiny caged heart but now I'm reconsidering that it might just be a deep craving for some human contact with my own kind And I'm embarrassed to say but at this very moment I'm feeling just like the last unicorn staring at the white water trying to catch a glimpse of my friends But the story's been told bull and king defeated the unicorns all rushed out and scattered away and they didn't even bother to say hi to those that saved the day I'm just looking for my people I'm just looking for my own kind I'm just searching for the souls close to mine I'm just searching for the souls close to mine It's the ones that make you feel like now I am home It's the ones that make you feel like now you are home It's the souls so close to yours that now you are home It's the souls so close to yours that now you are home Yeah you meet so many people on the way but in your heart very few choose to stay Let my soul rest in yours even if it's just for an hour To know there's people out there like you that appreciate the same things that I do It breaks my heart to say goodbye but it also gives me courage It breaks my heart to say goodbye but it also gives me courage And now all is sorrow And now all is sorrow And now all is sorrow And now all is sorrow you don't have to do it all on your own you don't have to do it all on your own it doesn't mean that you're a weak and scared girl it doesn't mean that you're a weak and scared girl to be a happy person you first have to live to be a happy artist you first have to live have I been taking my music too seriously have I been taking my music too seriously You won't recognise them by the way that they dress but if you look very closely you'll recognise them by the light around their heads If you look very closely you'll find them to be quite close If you look very closely you'll find them to be quite close

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"Alicia Edelweiss' first professional studio album “When I’m enlightened, everything will be better.” has finally been released. The songs tell personal stories, wrapped in the magical language of poetry, dreams, sagas – weaving tales of sublime inspiration, light-hearted humour, bitter-sweet irony and profound sadness that touch the highest and deepest chords of human experience: these songs stay with you."

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released September 6, 2019

All Songs produced by Alicia Edelweiss

Co-produced and recorded with Markus Schloffer, Martin Siewert, Wolfgang Möstl & Alicia Edelweiss.

"To-Do List of a Party Pooper" mixed by Wolfgang Möstl
All other tracks mixed by Martin Siewert & Alicia Edelweiss
All Songs mastered by Martin Siewert


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Alicia Edelweiss Vienna, Austria

Used to be a street musician for quite a while. Now singer, composer, producer, circus artist, theatrical performer and a lot more - Alicia Edelweiss performs something between freak folk, anti folk and chamber pop and is based in Vienna, Austria, currently. ... more

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