The Age Of Reason

by Lauter

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The Age Of Reason
is a double CD album released by Clapping Music & Herzfeld.

CD1 : track 01 to 11
CD2 : track 12 to 21

www.clappingmusic.com
www.hrzfld.com
www.myspace.com/_lauter

This is clap013 / H11
(p) & (c) 2009 Clapping Music / Herzfeld

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released May 25, 2009

All songs wrtitten, composed and produced by Boris Kohlmayer, except "Mother & Son" written by Rainer Kohlmayer

Recorded and mixed by Vincent "Nighthawk" Robert at Pinecone Studio

Master by .

Photograph by Angélique Verbeeck

Artwork by Cédric Hervé

Thanks :
Herzfeld, Clapping music, Angélique, Vincent, Renaud Sachet, Julien Rohel, Fabrice, Eric, Pascal, Samuel, Jean-Louis, Renz, Redge, T., Spide, Paul-Henri, Claude, Christine, Roméo, Fred, Lispector, Cristian, Rainer, Germaine, Nathalie, Patrice "PeeWee", Gaspard, Octave & Héloïse, Pierre & Komakino, Joe & Wir fahren für, Enregistré par steve albini, Little Red, Basile, Bernadette, Georges, Sylvie, Ambre & Liza, Lolo, Gildas, Stéphane Lavallée, Stéphane Nieser, Luce, Tizio "bob corn", Gigi, Cédric Hervé, Reza, the Audouards, Lola Bergeret, Rémy, Anne-Sophie Cheval, Séba, Laurent Saenger, Pierre Filliquet, Arrache-toi un oeil, la Fédération hiéro colmar... and you.

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Lauter Paris, France

Je m'appelle Boris.

Je joue sous le nom LAUTER depuis 2003.

Voici mes chansons,
ainsi que d'autres enregistrements avec les groupes
LITTLE RED LAUTER, DREY...

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Track Name: In Our Heads
we compared the impressions
running through our heads
without paying attention
to what the other one said

sad, make up your mind
and try to realise that one day
he has to die

sad, make up your mind
and try to realise that one day
he has to die

i might be wrong
to worry about that.

in the city,
doing things in the good way.
in the city,
simply doing things in the good way.

sad, make up your mind
and try to realise that one day
we’ll be together again.
Track Name: Because Of The Drugs
never been so satisfied
because of you
or because of the drugs

never been so satisfied
because of you
or because of the drugs

a leap into the unknown
the bed of roses is only a stone's throw away
there’re no parallel straight lines extending to infinity

never been so satisfied
because of you
or because of the drugs
Track Name: Black Pupils
running away from your father's electrician's paws
dreaming of a life far from this job far from this town
you're alone, on your own
by the river you cried your unhappy love affairs
in the corn fiels you used to run away from my silence

black pupils you're on your own again
black pupils you are alone

though i tried hard to explain why things had turned so bad
never found the words, never found a good reason why
things screwed up, between us
should have seen in your black pupils when we said goodbye
that i was going to be eaten up with regrets

black pupils you're on your own again
black pupils i am alone too

the ringing tone
is the only reminder
the only pleasure i get
from your kindness
Track Name: Everything Is Blurred
take a deep breath & dive into the water
all i see is blurred, yeah all I see is blurred
take a deep breath & dive into the water
all i see is blurred & has no colour

listen to my heart, it’s beating slower, it’s beating slower
silence all around, twisting bubbles

it’s beating slower & all I see is blurred
& has no colour

take a deep breath & dive into the water
all i see is blurred & has no colour
Track Name: The Next Step
it was wrong of you
not to tell me
even if your suspicions were justified
i was not prepared for that kind of shock
it was wrong of you not to tell me

i could only protest
i could only protest
& clear myself of these accusations
i could only protest
i could only protest

what is the next step ?
the tears & the cries.
what is the next step ?
the truth or the lies.

when our faults are set in a new light
you can’t help beginning to wonder
about the obviousness of our relationship

did anybody charm you
& tell you the words you were waiting for
words that never came out of my mouth

what is the next step ?
the break-up & the rage.

it was wrong of you
not to tell me
your true feelings about our story

did anybody charm you
& tell you the words you were waiting for
words that never came out of my mouth

i could only protest
i could only protest
& clear myself of these accusations
i could only protest
i could only protest
Track Name: Her Ladyship
there were some notes in the margin
about things to be told man to man
to find an agreement
there were notes in the margin

and my eyes roved from one to the other

her ladyship doesn't feel like it
a book found in the train
without a meaning


and my eyes roved from one to the other
Track Name: The Old Order
she will drag you down with her
she will drag you down with her
one mistake leads to the next one
& maybe time is not the best way
to fix it

starved of affection, thought you’d lost your sparkle
but the whole business of star-crossed lovers
left a nasty taste in your mouth
and you don't know how you would have managed
without her

still, she's got you right under her thumb
it is in keeping with everything i have been told about her
yes, she leads & you'll follow
and you don't wan't to go against her wishes
against her

this is a relationship you want to keep, selfishly
a secret formed a close bond between you two
and you don't want to share it with anybody else,
but her
no you don't want to share it with anybody else,
but her

but now the old order, the old order
it is changing
Track Name: We're Moving In
the floor creaks under my step
is quiet when i stop
every sound is amplified
every sound rings out
and fills the empty flat

soon we will pile up cardboard boxes
like buildings
soon we will pile up cardboard boxes
like reckless architects

then push, pull and sort out
and arrange
then push, pull and sort out
and re-arrange

other people lived here
other people will live here
a large family ?
an old lady ?

here we are now
it's our turn :
we're moving in
Track Name: Ditty
this is a simple song
could be a lullaby
i’ll sing it for you
when i ‘ll be back home again
to calm you down
by telling you i’m always on your side
if you have doubts or pain
i’ll help you find an answer

if you are afraid
i ‘ll help you regain trust
& everything will be just easy
because we are together
and once we are together
what can happen to us?
because we are strong
people see it
it shows in their eyes
look at them, look at us

it may be crazy
all we have to do is to sing
and nothing else matters
life can be so easy
sing it like a bird
pray it like a prayer

the more you sing it
the more you regain trust
and you believe in it

this is a simple song
could be a lullaby
i’ll sing it for you
when i ‘ll be back home again
to calm you down
by telling you i’m always on your side
if you have doubts or pain
together
we will find an answer
Track Name: I Go It Alone
though my mind has gone since we first met
i feel very calm
considering how often I told you
it had to break sometimes

there’s no danger of my coming back
you can go & fetch somebody else
don’t even try to understand

it gave me nightmares just thinking about it
but now things are clear
though my departure causes you great distress
i feel very calm

there’s no danger of my coming back
you can go & fetch somebody else
don’t even try to understand.

now i go it alone…

i thought i didn’t have to justify myself to anyone
what conclusions can we draw from all of this ?
these things are beyond our control…

there’s no danger of my coming back
you can go & fetch somebody else
don’t even try to understand

now I go it alone…
Track Name: Distance
distance made two strangers of us
we knew each other so well

all the time we spent together
all the things we've done together

phone calls won't replace
those moments full of truth
when we were face to face

friends like you are hard to find
things like that
must never be forgotten
Track Name: That's Rock'n'Roll
wish i was born in the fifties
raised by the sound of my heroes
playing the guitar in a band
of psychedelic rock n’roll

been part of the beatnik stuff
taking drugs & hitting the road
flower power & love generation
revolution rock n’roll

believing the power of youth
to be able to change the world
better making love than war
blah blah blah blah rock n’roll

wish I was born in the fifties
raised by the sound of my heroes
playing the guitar in a band
o.d’d young, that’s rock n’roll
Track Name: Leavin' The Town
we're stuck in bed
listening to "highschool lover"
and it chloroformed us, so softly

and in the morning
she finally gave in to me
she said
burn a candle
burn a candle for me
coz i'm leaving the town
i don't feel at home here

i didn't needle her on the subject
coz she might get too angry with me
but the matter has taken a serious turn

is it too late to fall in love ?
i'm leaving the town
Track Name: Mother And Son
are roots good reasons for trees
and are clouds good reasons for rain
were you a good reason for me ?

there are nights and there are days
there are clouds and there are rains

the chain of life is a chain for life
until death

millions of mothers,
millions of sons,
chained together by chains
of hate and of hope
and of life and of love

chained together by hate
and chained together by love

it's a game without end
it's a chain without end

are roots good reasons for trees ?
are clouds good reasons for rain ?
are eyes good reasons for tears ?
were you a good reason for me...

it's a game without end
it's a chain without end...

were you a good reason for me ?
Track Name: The Worm
i thought love was a medicine
could heal my pain
worthy of friendship that never hurts

my friend the worm said
burrow your way underground
coz you know
the deeper you go the more interesting it gets

don't stop digging coz you deserve the best

there's no need to be tired
there's no need to pray
there's no need to cry
just follow me underground

my friend the worm said
burrow your way underground
coz you know
the deeper you go the more interesting it gets

i thought life tastes like love
like a never ending kiss
Track Name: These Days
these days your voice has changed
the same words in your mounth
but with a different colour
you can't hide it
it shows in your eyes
Track Name: Freedom Is Terror
fire burns in the city hall
fire burns in my head
burning the beauty i used to love

hate turned the steeple
into a watchtower

this one's for the girl i never told :
i'm over you
this one's for the girl i never told :
i want you
this one's for the book i'll never write
this one's for the words i'll never say

a bullet whistels :
freedom is terror
Track Name: Garland Of Flowers
on the way to the hill of the witches
our boots got clogged with mud
our feet were so heavy
when the birds fell silent
we knew we didn't have far to go
when the birds fell silent

we found the dead fox with a curl of the lip
eyes like cloves of garlic
lying on ashes
we crowned the beast with a garland of flowers
droned out some prayers

the body must be given back to the river
because that's where it belongs

iwanted to hug it
i wanted to hold it tightly
tightly to me

the body must be given back to the river
because that's where it belongs
Track Name: Curtain
is there a fire outside the house ?
yellow rays get brighter and turn white
as if a spaceship took off into the sky
no, it is the sun
the rising sun filtering through the curtains

one again, here i am
alone, staring at this show
and you're gone
gone with the sun
gone in this spaceship

will you come back at dusk
please, come back at dusk
and tell me how
things are over there
or you won't have to say a single word
you know words are useless for me
they are deceitful
they hide the truth

me, i wouldn't have moved
i wouldn't even have opened the curtains
that black screen
like a reflection of my mind

if everything is dark when i am lonely
if life has no sense when you're away
if the sun gives life

you are my sun
Track Name: That's The Way Out
this song
i remember this song
this is our song
the song we heard when we met

a smile, a dance, a hug
the taste of your kiss
your skin, your smell
all that time
that short time

i am ready
i am ready now
ready to leave with a heavy heart
i am ready now

in this country
where we've been sent
we're not welcome
we work for a lie

do you remember
the time we've spent in NYC ?
and that guy
who suddently fell down
that was his first epileptic fit
first we laughed
we thought that he was joking
then we saw his eyes
he was so scared

here, i see lots of men falling down
and that's no joke
they lie down on the ground
red spots on their foreheads

today, it's our anniversary
fireworks ? no
but there are fires all over the sky

from this country
i blow you a kiss

but i know the last one will be on this ground
and the last breath won't be heard
we won't cry
why should we cry ?
when pain is useless
and nobody cares

cure our souls
cure our minds
cure our country
cure our lives

this song
i remember this song

far from our home
we are lost
red spots on our foreheads
sex and lsd for the soldiers
that's the way out

smashed out of my head
i'll remain in this pitiful state
as if under anaesthetic

we are lost
we have lost
everything we had once
we lost it

this song
i remember this song