Twerk

by Hey Karen

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1.
04:39
glue your fingers together see the pretty results bite your nails, sharpen your tail you'll need more weapons than just this gun cut your skin with paper we'll see what's inside shiny objects, pretty sparkles are all you need with your short attention span this isn't battlefield but still it takes some balls to realise that you act like you know it all you tend to pretend to be something real, but in the end it all goes away, my dear old friend you're so so so so sophisticated it's real it's fun it's what's the cool kids play you're so so so so so intoxicated it gets worse in a moment take your best shot kinda is not so far away from sorta at least, according to you that's what they taught you in your childhood it's just one of things you people do you say it's wrong to be transparent but i value my transparency at least i'm not covered in blood at least you have nothing on me this isn't real world but still it takes some time to realise that we all will be just as fine without your presence, your essence, though we are peasants in your eyes of magnificent kind you're so so so so sophisticated it's real it's fun it's what's the cool kids play you're so so so so so intoxicated it gets worse in a moment take your best shot whatever is pretty close to however at least, according to your friends that's what you do at your parties it's one of the things you people do you say it's wrong i'm getting mainstream but i like to be run of the mill at least i don't have to pretend at least i get to be myself you're so so so so sophisticated it's real it's fun it's what's the cool kids play you're so so so so so intoxicated show me what you got and take your best shot
2.
03:34
3.
03:31
i find myself in situations that make me blush like shit i know i'm not so stupid but some things i don't get what men are saying on the tv what girls say on the street what all my friends are taking and who they want to meet people denying people people avoiding people people forgetting people people that are no people i'm people who know people but now i know no one my faith in this collision is now coming undone this is what we've all become this is what's on the news i must have lost track of time now i feel so confused the filth of present moment is filling up my lungs the pressure keeps on rising i'm done i'm fucked i'm strung why do they smile on tv? why do they dance like this they should be sharpening knives they should prepare their fists people who look like mirrors people who dress up well people who nicely pretend people who'll go to hell i'm people who knew people and now I'm all alone should I be running now should I pretend I'm strong this is now this is the present time this is what's real i feel so inadequate like i've been long asleep this is what we've all become this is what's on the news i must have lost track of time now i feel so confused
4.
03:55
oh don't worry! we're from poland we'll fix your problems we'll make your way oh don't worry! we're your people we know your worries we'll suit you up we are the television oh don't worry! motherfuckers we touch the floor we bang on the door oh please don't panic! we've got the money we'll make you happy that's what we're for
5.
godmoney i’ll do anything for you godmoney just tell me what you want me to godmoney nail me up against the wall godmoney don’t want everything he wants it all no you can’t take it no you can’t take it no you can’t take that away from me no you can’t take it no you can’t take it no you can’t take that away from me head like a hole black as your soul i’d rather die than give you control head like a hole black as your soul i’d rather die than give you control bow down before the one you serve you’re going to get what you deserve bow down before the one you serve you’re going to get what you deserve godmoney’s not looking for the cure godmoney’s not concerned about the sick among the pure godmoney let’s go dancing on the backs of the bruised godmoney’s not one to choose no you can’t take it no you can’t take it no you can’t take that away from me no you can’t take it no you can’t take it no you can’t take that away from me head like a hole black as your soul i’d rather die than give you control head like a hole black as your soul i’d rather die than give you control head like a hole black as your soul i’d rather die than give you control head like a hole black as your soul i’d rather die than give you control head like a hole black as your soul i’d rather die than give you control head like a hole black as your soul i’d rather die than give you control bow down before the one you serve you’re going to get what you deserve bow down before the one you serve you’re going to get what you deserve
6.
03:08
7.
i've been kind to you gave myself all in held my head down low oh so carefully i've been listening to whispers of the trees have you waited long enough for me?
8.
04:13
pristine covers on my eyes block out all the lights fresh air humbles me with all its purity acid raindrops, sugar coating and shattered glass I can hear your voice in this crystal symphony I'm alone in terms of my short sight I'm happy to be blind I imagine you're alright still, don't go because I'm so obtuse I'm happy to be used if I'm used by you your fingertips are haunting me and burning my skin my bleeding wounds cut with a knife invited you in so now you've got me all tied up inside your hair but I try to convince myself that I'm still aware I'm alone in terms of my short sight I'm happy to be blind I imagine you're alright still, don't go because I'm so obtuse I'm happy to be used if I'm used by you pristine covers on my eyes block out all the lights fresh air humbles me with all its purity acid raindrops, sugar coating and shattered glass I can hear your voice in this crystal symphony I'm alone in terms of my short sight I'm happy to be blind I imagine you're alright still, don't go because I'm so obtuse I'm happy to be used if I'm used by you I'm alone in terms of my short sight I'm happy to be blind I imagine you're alright still, don't go because I'm so obtuse I'm happy to be used if I'm used by you
9.
08:23
your body’s charming i can’t contain myself my thoughts are dirty i’m going straight to hell your eyes are burning i feel this anxiety i have to warn you you’re not safe next to me the air is so heavy but you don’t have to worry i’ll move you a bit closer so things will get much deeper you don’t have to tease me you seem to be so lovely if you want me to fuck you then i will do it properly so now, undress so now, undress come on and undress this ain’t exactly what is good for me and you but i think it’s the only proper thing for us to do your skin is sweaty i can smell it through the sheets this is the moment in which our ego’s meet the air is so heavy but you don’t have to worry i’ll move you a bit closer so things will get much deeper you don’t have to tease me you seem to be so lovely if you want me to fuck you then i will do it properly
10.
04:37
my hand is shaking i need you to calm it down hesitation is not very good for me i need something to be my own guiding light something special to place in my heart that's the wake up call for those who think that they will last forever that they are immortal i'm not a preacher i don't want to sound cliche but that's future in emptiness that fades away although the times are tough and the tide is strong all that I want you to do is to hold on hold on hold on, my dear please, hold on when everything falls apart and everything is wrong all that I want you to do is to hold on hold on hold on, my love all that I want you to do is to hold on my head is wasted i need you to put it back in its right place where it used to be forgive my weakness but now i need your help to get me through this to help me stay awake although the times are tough and the tide is strong all that I want you to do is to hold on hold on hold on, my dear please, hold on when everything falls apart and everything is wrong all that I want you to do is to hold on hold on hold on, my love all that I want you to do is to hold on

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„Sophomore album by Hey Karen is like carpet bombing. Just grand artillery with fat beats.”
„Hani created his own music genre, where music and vocals live in utopian symbiosis, and the artist himself has the most fun with it.”
„It's just a matter of time when songs like 'Kids', 'Head Like a Hole' or 'Knives' will become cult classics. Mark my words.”

Taken from review on Brand New Anthem: newanthem.pl/hey-karen-twerk/ [in Polish]

„Hey Karen learned to write songs with such unpredictable structures, so now it's impossible to guess where his songs will go. Chiptunesque electro attacks you from the very start with its density, distinctly clear rhythm and clever electronic additions.”

Taken from review on We Are From Poland!: wearefrompoland.blogspot.com/2012/10/hey-karen-twerk-numbersletters-2012.html [in Polish

equipment used: Shure microphone, Yamaha keyboards, Sony Vaio & Apple Macbook laptops, Apple Mac Mini desktop, Sennheiser & Sony headphones, Creative speakers, software by: Ableton, Empire interactive, Acoustica, AnalogX, Audacity and Apple, accessories by Logitech, Thomson, Labtec, Apple, Sony and HTC.

additional thanks from Hani to Ikea for providing him with most of his furniture.

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released September 1, 2012

recorded in stereo at A1 from July 2011 to August 2012. all songs written, produced and performed by Hani, except where noted.

this album is free and samples used are not intended to violate the copyrights of their creators, all rights reserved to their respective owners. why is my music free? visit creativecommons.org to learn about free licenses.

released and distributed by Numbers/Letters. 2012 (CC-BY-NC-SA)

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Hey Karen Eindhoven, Netherlands

Hey Karen is an alias for Bartek Urban, who creates electronica, synthpop, and industrial - the stuff that both melts your heart and your brain.
Home recordings and lo-fi aesthetic aren't necessarily a bad thing, since he believes the feeling is more important. A full scope of that feeling can be seen in his audiovisual live shows, which he regularly performs since 2011.
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