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1.
and after the storm subsided the land was scarred but we were alright we found peace in the shade looking out over the ashes we made the sign of the cross then turned, hand in hand and smiled into the future i had everything i needed right there between my fingers and your eyes, they smiled back we headed out into the land of promise armed with a knowledge of who we are we never knew where we were going but when we get there we'll know we're there and we'll stay as long as we need to then find each other once more cause we are only tourists now since our home went up in flames and i remember every day the life that fire claimed ...and it plagues me ...and it haunts me and there you are reminding me we got through it though my hands are empty now you're still by my side i look to the heavens and curse them but i thank them for a love that's been misplaced but is there all the same i had everything i needed right there between my fingers and your eyes smiled back still you're the flame that warms my heart and from time to time you light it up and remind me how lucky i am
2.
and i don't believe in capitalism i shop with the underdog i don't mind paying a little bit more when i know it'll keep some colour in this world and i don't believe in the media hype which ravages my land i believe in a world where quality reigns not this easy world of easy bets i'm gonna mould one with my own hands and i don't believe in sueing if you fall over you'll hurt yourself that kind of shit breeds paranoia and sucks the love right out of this place and i don't believe in forever but as long as i believe in you this moment can go on and on and we'll remain as happy as we are now and i believe in that yeah, i believe in now and i don't believe in religion and that priest is not my god i may feel like shouting my sins to the world but they're just between you and me and i don't believe in my government and i didn't invite them here but i didn't invite anyone else either so i gotta learn to live with them or i gotta go and learn to live elsewhere and i don't believe in taxes and i don't ask for anything back if you do something for me i'll pay you but as you are, you don't support my life and i don't believe in yesterdays these things have come to pass vengance will only breed hate tomorrow and i don't even believe in that no i believe in now
3.
lazy days and sleepless nights surrender yourself to the speed of this life hundreds of miles moulded this song time has stopped now this distance feels wrong and i remember you stunning in this light you turned your face to the sky you're such a delight the sand feels amazing in this heat warmed by the sun, burns the soles of my feet hundreds of minds moulded this week we're all so alike, yet we're each so unique and we all have language yet so few of us can speak but we're understood beyond words through respect and belief so place your hands on the canvas i sense you have something to say i have the time to listen if you'll take the time to explain the morning's still a lifetime away ...lazy days and sleepless nights surrender yourself to this life
4.
come here, darling, i've been waiting for you i've warmed your side of the bed she sleeps on the right hand side hold me, i want to feel you're there i want to hear your voice before we drift away and i'll sing for you these words are for someone in this room and you know who you are the others left long ago now yours are the only ears open yours are the only eyes seeing and i sing for you and soon you'll go and travel the world and i'm already moving you're my heart's delight hold me, i want to know you're there i want to see your face before i lay down each step brings us closer together and these words are for someone in this room and you know who you are the others left long ago now yours are the only eyes open yours are the only ears hearing and i sing (for you) and i crave your warmth (but you're so far away) and i crave your warmth (you're so far away) these words are for you (so far away) bright eyed with intent and they're the only eyes open yours are the only ears hearing you're the only one left with me in this song
5.
i am warmed by the memory of these magical days and the people i shared them with lie close to my heart we learned to nourish ourselves with laughter and harmony i hope we can share another adventure together soon everywhere i go and with everything i do i learn something new you are my teacher now this is a land of opportunity in its most honest form people come out here with an idea and nothing more we could learn to make our own soup without any recipe i crave her fruit and enjoy her beauty everywhere i go and with everything i do i learn something new this is my classroom now we arrive to bread fresh out of the oven and an energy so warm it could have baked it on the floor we each took an instrument and played into the night and as i nodded off to sleep, i heard zoe stir than was the most beautiful sound of the evening it lulled me into a sweet sweet dreamy land which i shared with you all until morning everywhere i go and with everything i do i learn something new you are my teacher now
6.
waves (live) 12:35
the waves peel in one by one then stop and the children in the cottage, by the window watch sitting on the ocean, i swell up inside as the sun sets over my shoulder i glide on her crest and i ride down her side the howling white horses break the silence in waves gallop on by me then roll up the coast with such grace one sings to me and i point to the east and i feel her foot fall and i hear her call then i'm sailing, riding the tide i step off the side as she whispers to the evening's shore swallows a castle of sand and then lays down to rest the children laugh as their afternoon fades to the sea, and i take my board and i ride into the night with the warmth of peace and tranquility inside ---- dictaphone noise ("est-ce que t'es deja tomber en amoureux?")
7.
ghost (live) 04:08
for the 10 year anniversary of the release of neutral milk hotel's album, "in an airplane, over the sea", myself and a bunch of friends and fans of the record performed the album in its entirity in a bar in dublin - i sang this song. it's the kind of song that i wish i had written, and after having heard it, i knew that it no longer needed to be written, just played!
8.
ben is one of the best songwriters i have ever heard. this, in my opinion, is one of his finest songs to date (2011). ben and i have been playing together in a number of different bands for a number of years. he is the musician that i'd say i know the best (musically speaking, that is) - we have a nice effortless synergy and harmony built up by playing together so often. when we did the gig at the sans-souci social club, "herons!", ben's band, opened the evening. for the last song, the rest of the italian weather ladies joined in. i'm very pleased that this song sounded so good and that he let me put it on the album... i recommend buying the vinyl for a bunch of reasons: among them is this fine version of herons!' song orphans, which is not included on the cd version!

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live and sans souci
by floatinghome (formerly aidan & the italian weather ladies)

available on hand-printed vinyl or cd with Love Your Artist (love-your-artist.de/index.php?cID=10732))

recorded live by aidan & the italian weather ladies at the sans souci social club, bruxelles in october 2009. www.floatinghome.org

-- vinyl version --

FACE A
01. into the future
02. my little ole world
03. surrender
04. these words
05. west cork song
FACE B
01. waves
02. ghost by neutral milk hotel
03. orphans (herons! featuring floatinghome)

credits

released April 6, 2011

:: band ::
augustin dethier: drums / vox
fabrice bihain: flute / vox / acoustic & electric guitars / percussion
remy lehembre: bass / vox
ben kritikos: nylon gutar / vox
anna jacob: saxophone / vox / percussion
aidan: vox / nylon & electric guitars / clarinet / fx
simon bériaux is now an italian weather lady

:: rest ::
casa: nico / vins / elodie / fanny / arnaud / adrien
tom jacob: live sound
nico belayew (www.tchiktchak.be): design and artwork
corinne clarysse: extra design and bookbinding
recorded live by aidan at sans souci social club in october 2009
mixed by marcus wüst at kliene audeiowelt studios in germany

dictaphone recordings in waves were recorded at ara & elsa’s housewarming party in may 2009 « est-ce que t’es déjà tombé
amoureux ? »
additional gear was begged, borrowed and stolen from antoine wielemans and francois massau (www.demusica.be)

www.floatinghome.org

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floatinghome Berlin, Germany

Floatinghome is the brain-child of Irish singer / producer, Aidan. Based in Berlin and playing a folk-rock music with hints of Aidan's native Ireland creeping into the rythems, their sophomore album, "Dreams for Dreamers" is out now.
They have performed all over Europe, including support slots with Villagers, Get Well Soon, Anaïs Mitchell and Wallis Bird.
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