Mother, how could you

by Alicia Edelweiss

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My highly esteemed future consumers,

I hereby awkwardly present my debut album "Mother, how could you" - A sick tragic comedy in ten acts. I recorded most of the album at home with a single microphone over a period of a year. I am glad I took myself time, also to make the booklet that goes with the album - for now I know it was all made with love and I will not have to regret having rushed with the process!

I hope you enjoy it.

If you wanna pay in any other way drop me a line at aliciaedelweisscircus@gmx.at and we can figure something out.

Cassettes of the album are available on www.kontingentrecords.bandcamp.com

Much love,

Alicia Edelweiss

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released April 24, 2016

ALBUM CREDITS

All songs recorded and arranged by Alicia Edelweiss at home
- except for "Please Kill Me", "The 11th Commandment" and "I broke my heart", which were recorded by Arthur Gerstendorfer.

All songs mixed and mastered by Thomas Öggl

All songs written and performed by Alicia Edelweiss with additional support from
- Jakub Deptuch aka Enslaved Forestman on (e-)guitar on "Please Kill Me", "The 11th Commandment" (where he also slaps his back), guitar solo on "The Prostitute and the Manager" and the drum loop on "I broke my heart"
- Insert Random Name Here (e.g. Gwen) playing the flute on "The Prostitute and the Manager"
- very aggressive sheep moaning on "My three Walls", recorded in Aberporth, Wales

Artwork by Alicia Edelweiss
Cover Design by Jakub Deptuch

Album concept and production by a chicken

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Alicia Edelweiss’ shows should rather be described as dramatic and comic performances than as concerts. She will go as far as stroking chicken toys and strangling herself with toilet paper to make a good show. Most of the time she plays accordion, sometimes her granny's guitar and if there's a grand piano standing around she'll start chanting and yelling to it as well. ... more

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Track Name: Unfriendly People
Unfriendly People
they break my heart
to be a sensitive artist
alas! What a curse!

I went to church
to ask God for some money
I climbed the roof
and you chased me down
this isn’t the place
for unchristian behaviour
there’s really no need
to lose all your manners, lady!

Unfriendly people
what’s wrong with you
Man, what’s wrong with you?
Do I look like
I’d do something nasty to you?

Dirty old hobo
did that have to be? (Did that have to be!)
You threw that dirty handkerchief
quite obviously at me (Did that have to be!)
Innocently, like a silent lamb
you crept towards my park bench area
an old used tissue
right in my back
a real nasty attack!
No. an abused old man
who gets molested by cats
and other unfriendly people

Dirty old hobo!
With your 5 plastic bags that you carry all day
please believe me
when I smiled at you
I didn’t mean to offend you
in any way
oh, dirty old hobo!
I guess you mistook me for some
rich little brat
but just cause I don’t look like a homeless bum anymore
it doesn’t give you the right
to treat me like scum! Oh God…
oh dirty old hobo!
I wanna give you all my love, oh yeah
Mmmm… everything’s gonna be alright now, ok
Okay…

Unhappy church-lady
with your worried, mashed up face
you’re guarding the gold
of somebody else
unhappy bitch
you’re such a hypocrite
do you wanna be my lover
bitch
Track Name: We're all fucked up
and daddy, they loved me too much
they raised me to praise me
spoilt that little brat
oh my, oh my oh my
Well mummy and daddy, they just didn’t care
they did let me live
I’ll have to be fair
Well thanks for that!
But in the end I turned out fucked up
I don’t know why, but I turned out fucked up

So society taught me things I didn’t know
that I was a girl, that I wasn’t a boy
that I was a child, so I didn’t count
and that I had to be quiet
when I wanted to shout, but
I never learnt how this karma thing works
how much do I give to get what I want?
and the other day I broke a glass
I heard it brings luck
cause that’s bad luck in bad luck and that makes it a plus
but in the end I turned out fucked up
after all of this I turned out fucked up

They did their best to make me frown
they did their best to let me down
and later on I found out that they were trying to help
indeed, they thought that they were being a help, but
I guess I will have to forgive
cause I know that I would do the same
after all I was made to be insane
and I guess that’s why I’m so fucked up
I guess that’s why I’m so fucked up

And now that I’m a so-called grown-up
I’ve forgotten how much I used to hate my own kind
believe me, I could not be less in shock
what have they done to my body and my mind?
what have they done to my body and my mind?
And I’m too fucked up not to fuck it up
I’m too fucked up not to fuck it up
and we’re too many people and all fucked up
too many people and all fucked up

Oh, we’re all, we’re all fucked up!
Oh, we’re all, we’re all fucked up!
And all together now!
We’re all, we’re all fucked up! Yeah, all together!
We’re all, we’re all fucked up! Hey!
…. This is so unfair ….
Why am I so fucked up…
Track Name: Please Kill Me
Yes, I remember the day
the day when you heard me say,
“Hey, please kill me the day
the day when I say
I love youuuu”

My face was full of glitter
you couldn’t form a word
despite communication problems
I think my heart hurts

And then you said you were in love with me
to make me feel embarrassed
and then you gave me your ketamine
and I gave you my acid
la laaa

So, please please kill me!
Oh, please, please kill me!
Oh, please, please kill me!
oh, please somebody kill me

And when all my stuff was gone
you gave me an accordion
and then you paid me the dinner
which was really cool, cause I was really broke
and then you gave me some money
so I could get safely home
yeah, I felt slightly rented
but I couldn’t say no
la laaaaa

So, please please kill me!
Oh, please please kill me!

oh, please somebody kill me

Oh, facebook! Is so unromantic
can’t you write me a letter?
and send a picture of your penis?
and maybe some more money?

And I died
and I died

and I died
I was driven over by a truck
driven by my parents
and I died
I was strangled to death by a foot
and I died
I jumped from a building
hoping to find enlightenment
and I died
oh when the apocalypse came…

Oh, when the apocalypse came
everyone was so sad
everyone was so sad
that we all were going to die!
and when the apocalypse came
nobody knew if we were going to die today
or if we were going to die tomorrow!
and when the apocalypse came
I wanted to go home
oh I wanted to go home
cause I wanted to die alone
I wanted to die alone
alone alone alone alone
I didn’t wanna see everyone die next to me…
that’s disgusting
Track Name: The Prostitute and the Manager
I used to be a prostitute, mhm
I used to suck cock 25 hours a day
I used to be very passionate, mhm
I used to love to execute
the free-loving hippy way, yeah
Well, one day I went to Portugal,
oh Portugal
and in this Portugal
I met one of these weird bearded guys
the moment when he heard me sing
he did say some quite insulting things
he said,
“Alice! I’ve seen better whores
to be honest
you ain’t quite professional
you know most prostitutes
they ask for money
that’s how they survive
you know giving blow-jobs
for food and accommodation, man!
that ain’t a life
Alice… Alice…

I can make you
a rockstar!
And I’m gonna be your manager!
Hey Alice, I’m gonna make you
a rockstar!
And I’m gonna be your sexy manager

Now Alice!
I heard you sing
and listen just to one thing
you know you can make so many people
happy at the same time
and I’m not talking
‘bout a good old gang bang
no! Alice, you got the voice!
You don’t have to be a whore!
you don’t have to be a dirty whore, anymore!
No, Alice, I can make you a rockstar!
don’t listen to your friends
that say music business will corrupt ya
yeah, maybe you won’t earn as much
as being a prostitute
maybe you’ll even have to pay people
for playing to them
but!
you know that’s the most important thing in life, Alice
that’s creativity!

Yeah!! Wohohoo!
Did you hear me, Alice?!
It’s creativity!
Fuck yeah!
ok… give it to me Enslaved Forestman
Woo!

Alice… Alice…
I can make you
a rockstar
and I’m gonna be your manager
Hey Alice, I’m gonna make you
a rockstar!
In Portugal, oh in Portugal!
Portugal, Portugal! Oh Portugal! Oh Portugal!
Portugal Portugal Portugal
the country
of seagulls
the country of the Portuguese language
yeah, I never learnt how to talk Portuguese, no
But I think it’s a motherfucking
rocknroll sexy language!

You dirty whore
not anymore
Track Name: The 11th Commandment
My mother said to me some time ago, “Lissy… it’s really nice what you’re doing… you’re making concerts… you’re singing about cockroaches and boys and drugs… and it’s really really cute! And don’t get me wrong! Me and dad, we’re really proud of you - after all, you are our favourite daughter… But Lissy! Look at the environment! Look at the world! It’s fucked up! Look at the people, what they’re doing to each other! It’s really really sad. If you wanna be a musician nowadays, you have to be political! You’re my daughter! Make mum and dad proud of you! Change the world! Do it for Mama!”
I really love my mother. And if someone asks me a favour, I’m gonna do it. I’m a nice person. So I thought, what are the two most powerful things on earth? Music, obviously. And… God…! And what, if I combine the two of them? … I shall become invincible! And like Joan d’Arc fought the English – I shall fight the ignorance in this world…


Earthlings, ducklings
and all the things that I created
listen up!
This is a message from God
and what I shall say is truly sacred
yeah…!
Boys and girls have disobeyed
what was written in stone
for many decades
and Moses was a little confused in his head
when he spoke about the 10 commandments
Naaaay!
10 Commandments, Moses?
I shall laugh and spit in your face!
You knew, that there was the 11th commandment!
And you hid it from us
on purpose
But I am not a selfish woman
and as I have received it from God
I shall share it with you tonight
and it went like:

You, you shall
YOU SHALL NOT FART
no, you, you shall
YOU SHALL NOT FART
Nooo…!
…haaa…

ok! Go ahead!
If you want the devil in your bed!
For when Thou sleepst
Thou artst most vulnerable
and when Thou screamst in delight of a fart!
punishment shall be fast!

For you! you shall
YOU SHALL NOT FART
No you! you shall
you shall not, not fart!
Nooooo…

You shall not!
You shall not fart!!
Oh! Oh yes! Punish me, oh Lord! PUNISH ME!
For I too, I too have farted in my life!
Oh God! Fuck fuck fuck!

Ok ok… I think you got the message. So, now we can go to the next dimension. Uhm, if you understood this, we can carry on, continue to Love and Happiness!

haaa… hit it Forestman! Wohoo!

Oh people!
don’t drink that Coca Cola, oh no
If you drink that Coca Cola
you will burn in hell
for exploiting the well of water
in Africa! Oh yeah in Africa! oh oh

No, people
don’t take that flight to Barcelona, Girona
for don’t you know
it is considered a crime
to pretend to be a bird
and take the piss out of time!
and God will thank you
for emitting less CO2
less CO2, less CO2! Uuuu…

Oh people!
don’t neglect the flowers and the trees around you, oh no
if you give a bit of love to a forget-me-not
the sun will shine on your face
and the little garden fairies
they will dance dance around you!
Last message from God…

People, people don’t! Don’t… don’t buy… Don’t buy that can, the can of tuna! The can of tuna fish… the tuna fish, they are, they are almost extinct!The beautiful tuna fish!
and you know why?
it’s because of you!
and because of you!
and because of you!
Because of you!
don’t you, don’t you understand?
don’t you understand
what I’m talking about?
You stupid people!!
why for God’s fucking sake
am I doing this??!!
Fuck!!! The tuna!!!

And when I look at you
I know that there is pure evil in the world

but
I shall forgive
because
the devil forgives
Track Name: Urine Therapy
Ok, this song is for you my dear ego, you piece of shit...

My ego tries to tell me
that I’m disgusting cause
I drink my piss every day
My ego tries to tell me
that I’m fat and useless
and lazy and stupid

Oh, oh oh oh oh!
Oh no, oh no!!
Oh god! How, how could you?
oh no oh no…

My ego is full of shit
so I like to take the piss out of it
My ego is full of shit
so I like to take the piss out of it

Ha ha ha ha, ha ha ha ha
ha ha ha….
oh yes! Oh yes! Ha ha ha!!

Do you know
the feeling of despair
Your worst enemy is in your head
very very bad
But believe me
this is not our natural state
cause we
are meant to be happy!
So I don’t just drink my piss…

No, I slap it!
And then I jump off a cliff
and then I eat my own shit
and then I get really sick!
And then I practice mortification of the flesh
cause we are more than our bodies

aaaaa…..
Track Name: I broke my heart
Someone broke my heart
I knew from the start
that once again
it would come to an end

I broke my heart
I broke my heart, my heart
and now I’m so sad, so sad
and now I’m so sad, so sad

I drank a bottle of oil
or was it two?
I drank two bottles of oil
or was it three?
I drank three bottles of oil
or was it four?
well anyway
I think I’m gonna
I think I’m gonna have
a heart attack
gonna have a heart attack
gonna have a heart attack
gonna have a heart attack
gonna have a heart attack
gonna have a heart attack
‘cause

I broke my heart
I broke my heart, my heart
and now I’m so sad, so sad
and now I’m so sad, so sad sad

And the sun is melting my hair
there’s humiliation in the air
and the sand is burning my feet
well anyway
I think I’m gonna
gonna have a heart attack
gonna have a heart attack
gonna have a heart attack
gonna have a heart attack
‘cause

I broke my heart
I broke my heart, my heart
and now I’m so sad, so sad!
and now I’m so sad, so sad!
oh, I broke my heart, my heart!
oh, I broke my heart, my heart!
Track Name: Rip out my eyes
Let’s take a look at my brain
I claim, you’ll find it to be
in pain, in pain, in pain
Let’s take a look at my heart
when I ask it a question
it’ll probably answer
please ask again
when you’ve got a proper question
you retard

And my friends who I thought
to be pretty cool
are forcing me to drink vodka
with beer

and my eyes who had sworn
till death do us part
are leaking and shredding
the best memories I had

I like to sit alone at home
but I don’t feel free
who stole my ability
to hang out with the crazies
who said it was a good idea
to be rich and famous
oh, I wanna be famous
oh, I wanna be famous
I wanna be famous
oh, I wanna be famous
I wanna be famous
I wanna be famous

I want to pretend
that we speak the same language
that we’re both made out of garbage
that you believe in my magic
but you said it’s just dirty tricks
you said my magic isn’t magical enough
I hate you

We’ve come to a dead end
and I am gonna climb the wall
I will love you if you follow
I will love you if you follow
and I promise that we’ll fall
really hard really hard
and if you don’t fall I’ll pull you down
to the ground to the ground
I wanna hate, I wanna love
I wanna cry, I wanna die
break my heart, tear it apart
I wanna feel something real
rip out my eyes
rip out my eyes
keep me alive
rip out my eyes
keep me alive
rip out my eyes
keep me alive
rip out my eyes
Track Name: My three Walls
Am I the only one
on the boat
on the only boat
in the sea
in the only sea
I have seen
so far so far so far so far
so far is the sea
in a life without dreams
so far is the sea
in a life without dreams

My three walls
and a window
a window that never sheds light
My three walls
and a door
a door that’s always shut
My three walls
and a brown
a brown that never shows dirt

How should I create
listening to you?
Where is my voice
listening to you?
The altar built
by a lover
will he return ever

When the drums come in
and me and the violins sing sing sing
and I am melting into my bed
and all I feel is me
and all I feel is me

Leave me alone
I am happy like that
leave me alone
or I will go mad

Leave me alone
I’m happy like this
leave me alone
and then stay please

Why did you ever
leave me alone?
What will become of all
the poems I wrote

What will become
what will become
what will become
what will become
of all the beautiful things I’ve done?
What will become
what will become
what will become
what will become
of all the beautiful things I’ve done?
Track Name: Baby in the Dumps
If I was still a baby
I'm sure you'd love me
as if I'd never been bad
If I was still a baby
I’m sure you’d love me
as if I’d never been bad

So I went to the graveyard
oh to the graveyard
with my baby in my arms
I dug a tiny tiny grave oh
a tiny grave for that baby in my arms
before, I smashed its head against a gravestone
cause I was thirsty
and then I threw it inside

yes, I had to kill my baby
I truly loved it
but it made me jealous inside
They said such a beautiful baby
such a beautiful baby
but they didn't say that to me

yes, I left I left my baby
in the dumps, in the dumps
where you left me
oh such a beautiful baby
such a beautiful baby
so white and full of blood

If I was still a baby
I'm sure you'd love me
as if I'd never been bad
They said such a beautiful baby
such a beautiful baby
but they didn't say that to me
yes, I had to kill my baby
I truly loved it
but it made me jealous inside
oh such a beautiful baby
such a beautiful baby
so white and full of blood