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Good Moon

by Stanley Brinks

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1.
my neck and my stomach are aching i've got no feeling in my fingertips i'm gonna have a drink to stop the shaking if i can bring it to my lips let me get my body back and after a couple of sips i'll take a cigarette from that pack if i can bring it to my lips there's a girl on what's left of my mind and i love her, i love her to bits i'm gonna kiss her mouth one time if i can bring it to my lips
2.
you were sitting on the balustrade in a funny light-blue outfit the day was starting to fade and you looked amazing in it i stood right in front of you with the setting sun and your face in my eye you gave me your point of view and i gave you my drink just to try just to try this is the day the war was won this is the day that same war was lost this is the day some prophet was born this is the god that he double-crossed you drank water and hardly ate at all the day had started to fade on the balustrade you sat so tall and i could really see the point that you'd made we hadn't met properly but you leaned over and opened your thighs when i fed you a strawberry and it made you smile with your eyes it made you smile with your eyes this is the day the war was won this is the day that same war was lost this is the day some prophet was born this is the god that he double-crossed this is the day of independence this is the day you cannot forget no you can't because this is the day of vengeance and i don't know what day we met
3.
do you remember how much you loved me? not at first, but after a while you were always thinking of me and greeting me with a smile it's always the same, it's always the same the fun goes away, and doesn't leave a stain there was a revolution, i was excited we were all making out and smoking pot all races and genders finally united by the power of reason and thought it's always the same, it's always the same it all turns to shit, and no-one is to blame there was greed and religion, weather in the sky time for the spiders and the ants we were all gonna die without saying goodbye and then you came up with a dance it's always the same, it's always the same the sun shows up right after the rain it's always the same, it's always the same the fun goes away, and doesn't leave a stain it's always the same, it's always the same it all turns to shit, and no-one is to blame it's always the same, it's always the same the sun shows up right after the rain
4.
when your heart is in great pain and it's the kind you can't even explain you've gotta take it in your stride you've gotta take it outside start moving your feet go pick up your hat you've gotta take it to the street yeah, just like that now don't let the past get in your way don't let the past spoil your day don't let it keep you awake at night cause it's not good and it's not right and if you're tired of the game going through the motions in vain a little change of scene won't do you any harm trust me, it'll work just like a charm the city is new, it's not old people have just built that road they made it for me and you the city's not old, it's new
5.
Last Bar 02:34
this is the last bar i wanna show you this is the last bar alright this is the last bar i'll ever go to the last i'll ever go to to-night they've called the last round everywhere this is the last bar around i tried, but they don't care this is the last bar in town i've managed round about twenty this is the last bar, i feel the city is silent and empty this is the last bar for real the last bar is not gonna kill you it's the last that we'll go to together keep me company, will you? this is the last bar ever
6.
Good Moon 04:26
you said we could walk through the forest at night you said we'd be home soon you said we'd make it alright by the light of the moon we kissed but i couldn't tell we kissed but i couldn't tell what you were thinking it wasn't on the tip of your tongue i held you and closed my eyes i held you and closed my eyes but yours were blinking there must have been something wrong there's a path that we can take there's a path that we can take right over the hill we can make it to the open plain and when the grass is not growing when the grass is not growing and the trees stand still i will call on you again
7.
moonlight on your Hollywood face i'll remember this night as long as i live but i didn't come here to love you i came here to give if you ever dance your dance again republics and empires will fall but i didn't come here to love you i came here to save us all your laughter melts stone your broken glass voice just goes to my head but i didn't come here to love you i came here to shred
8.
Dead Bug 03:08
dead bug ain't got no heart dead bug ain't gonna fall apart dead bug don't fly dead bug don't cry like aspirin in water like a moon in a pale blue sky i'm fading all around and i don't even wonder why this world is full of things and everybody's here but where you are yourself just isn't quite so clear jealousy, i hear, is nothing short of mean so please don't envy me when i finally come clean
9.
Cold Noise 03:57
get away from cold noise keep away from cold noise stay away from cold noise stop the cold noise even if you have a good heart even if you're very very smart cold noise will tell you lies and cold noise will close your eyes it's taken over the streets it sings notes and beats beats cold noise will take control cold noise will take your soul there is nothing i am trying to sell you i'm just trying to tell you cold noise will break your head cold noise will kill you dead
10.
No Trouble 03:01
you gave me fire when i needed a light and your body was hot, hot, hot in the cold cold night i was leaving in the morning and you told me [to stay my thoughts went wild, wild through the livelong day raindrops on your window smoke stains on your wall one word and i will go no trouble, no trouble, no trouble at all can i bum a smoke, and a little kiss? i'm gonna sleep deep and dream about this
11.
Don't Go 03:48
don't go, don't go, don't go don't say goodnight to me don't go, don't go, don't go don't shut the light on me when i'm walking in the park when i'm walking in the dark i think you're near me i sing a song that you like and i try to sing it right because i think you can hear me i need to be where you are life becomes a film noir every time you are away i end up on the run with bullets in my gun and nowhere to stay try to focus on the plot and you'll never get caught even when you fall apart i am not a mad man i am not a sad man but you took my heart
12.
So Easy 04:49
you know what you did to me you left me no choice you killed me you killed me with your voice i sat in the cinema practically alone you walked in and my mind was blown the way that you said “is this seat free?” it killed me dead instantly talk to me again cause i'm still here tickle my brain and tickle my ear tease me console me too it's so easy so easy for you
13.
well i was minding my destiny the worse the better and the rest of me when you appeared like joy, like hail out of nowhere and i don't know you princess, i'm sorry but it was never you in the story you just appeared in the middle of the night out of nowhere you hardly moved, didn't speak at all still there wasn't any space or silence oh, mighty god, i'm gonna fall i've got no balance you'll be gone, you'll be gone again i only know that much you'll be gone, you'll be gone again clear out of touch then you'll be back, you'll be back again when the monkey starts to climb when we're not expecting rain and you're no longer on my mind

about

The prodigiously prolific Stanley Brinks’ (f.k.a. André Herman Dune) latest solo album Good Moon is a collection of love songs, of drinking songs, caught in the dusk as the sun retreats and the moon takes centre stage.

The good moon comes after the full moon, when everything comes down and you can finally get some work done - be it building a house, or a boat, or recording an album…
It's the most achieved album Stanley Brinks ever made.

Good Moon follows a series of acclaimed albums with The Wave Pictures, a pair of folk shanty and old-time calypso albums alongside Norway’s The Kaniks, and is scheduled for release shortly after another new record from Stanley, Iron Eye, this time alongside longtime collaborator and touring-partner Clemence Freschard.

Freschard appears on drums throughout Good Moon, with backing vocals from guests including anti-folk legend Jeffrey Lewis, The Burning Hell’s Mathias Kom, The Moldy Peaches’ Toby Goodshank and Maltese multimedia artist Alexandra Aquilina.

Stanley Brinks is renowned for his unique anti-folk style: both playful and suggestive, insightful and entertaining. Brinks was born in Paris, France, in 1973. He studied a bit of biology and worked as a nurse for a while. Half Swedish, half Moroccan, strongly inclined to travel the world, he soon began spending most of his life on the road and developed a strong relationship with New York.

By the late 90s he’d become a full time singer-songwriter – André Herman Düne – as part of three piece indie-rock band, Herman Düne alongside his brother, David-Ivar. Several albums and Peel sessions later and after a decade of touring Europe, mostly with American songwriters such as Jeffrey Lewis, Calvin Johnson and early Arcade Fire he settled in Berlin. The early carnival music of Trinidad became a passion, and in the early 21st century he became the unquestioned master of European calypso, changing his name to Stanley Brinks.

Under this moniker he has recorded well in excess of 100 albums, collaborated with the New York Antifolk scene on numerous occasions, recorded and toured with traditional Norwegian musicians, and played a lot with The Wave Pictures.

credits

released October 20, 2023

All songs by Stanley Brinks.

Drums by Freschard.
Backing vocals by:
- Freschard and Alexandra Aquilina (2, 3, 5, 9,13)
- Bruce Rock, Jeffrey Lewis, Mathias Kom, Toby Goodshank (1, 8, 11)
- Daniel Borg (3)

Recorded in Berlin 2022.

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