If the world calls, please leave a message

by Richard There

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    ARE WE NOT MEN? #1
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If the world calls, please leave a message
is the first album produced by the independent label Sleeping Horse Records.

Silence Train:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAJ90mL7T2Y

Review Fragment from Marcus Staniec on wtfmusic.org

"It's the personality that always pulls me into Richard There's world. The candid honesty, creative playfulness, witty experimentation, delivery of stories, twisted gloom vs. bright hope - this all makes up the world known as There. Where Richard lives and is happy to come and take anyone along who wishes to get out of their own routine of serious adult business and everyday chores of typical logic and life.

With the EP "Who touched my bones?" I felt as if I was in the same room with Richard and he was telling me all these little stories. With this new album I feel as if he is taking me on a guided tour by flying carpet and introducing me to various characters and tales of feelings and memories. Each turn drastically different than the next. It's a special thing when an artist can keep their personally attached yet create drastically different backgrounds to express themselves in. A very well rounded and coherent record of WTF proportions and thoughtful playful exuberances. Thanks for the journey Richard!"

Review Fragment on Recent Music Heroes:

"No problems with locations. Richard comes from there, actually from There. Very simple indeed. As "simple" as his soundscape used to be. (...) he is an idiosyncratic singer-songwriter in his eccentrity, loving to bake from introspective fingerpicked acoustic folk to electronic buzz-laden guitar music to dada-ish spoken word snippets to experimental robo pop a la Kraftwerk to darkwave/neofolk a la Lycia or Death In June. In a more "usual" approach, his script reminds of the likes of Bill Callahan and John Fahey. Above all of that can be figured out for some off-the-kilter cover songs. In the first place, these are just some vague comparisons to be for. Do not forget about that!"

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released May 5, 2011

Lyrics by Richard There
Produced and arranged by Richard Almeida and Richard There

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Richard There Köln, Germany

Richard was born There but is always trying to come here.

Richard was born very young and always hoped to die very old.
After his second death (both in young age) he decided that he would never hope anything again.
In his new life free of hope, Richard tryes to forget the things that he still remember.

Since then nobody never heard anything about a new death in Richard´s life.
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Track Name: Everyday
He wakes up everyday
blaming life for being the same thing everyday.

He spends the mornings trying to get up
but when he finally does
it´s time for lunch.

He eats what is there
but he has nothing to do with what there is.

In the beggining of the afternoon
is when he got sad
for realising that everything stil the same

He cries
lay down in the bed
and stay like this for hours.

And then he has an idea
He seems its possible that everything change
When this happens the sun is already gone
He turns on the light, take his papers and draw and write and sings all his plans for the future
But they are not plans it will be like that
Yes, he knows everything will be exactly like this

He´s so happy that it looks like that the night will be short for doing everything he has to do.
There are so many things to write, scratchs to draw, songs to sing that he does everything at the same time.

Then he realises it´s already late
That he should sleep
That tomorrow will be another day

He smokes a cigarette at the window to get down
And see the sun going up
The birds sings and he closes the window.

He lay down in the bed, turn himself to the wall and sleeps.

And tomorrow when he gets up
everything will still the same.
Track Name: Call you friend
I was walking in the night
and I saw you far away
You wave your hand and you call my name

Far far away you call my name
Far far away you call my name

i raise my hand and I call your name
i raise my hand and I call your name

I come close to me and i said: hey, hoe

You look at me and you say: Hi, hey

I thought that I could call you friend
I could call you friend and you could call me friend.

We don´t want to lose our friends
to lose our friends we don´t want
Track Name: Silence Train
"Ladies and gentlemen, on platform 7 the train is leaving in silence. I repeat on platform 7 the train is leaving in silence."

They changed the trains
They putted something over the windows
So you don´t know where you´re going

The woman next to me
take some cleenex to touch the seats

A orange skin guy
with a mustache
laugh to me


Where are all this people going?
Where is this train going?
Why am I here?

All this people
they have headphones
and everyone is hearing the same music
they move their body
in the same rhytm

Where is this train going?
Why am I here?

A strong maked up woman start to look at her pockets
then she take off her jacket
she inspects it
then she put it again
then she take the phone and call somebody and say she forgot something

then she looks to everybody and asks loud:
"Can somebody stop this train?"
"Sorry, can somebody stop this train?"

Nobody answers, nobody hear.
They are hearing to that music and out of that nobody can stops this train. It´s clear.

And all the windows are dark
so nobody knows where they´re going.

Why am I here with this bunch of people?
Am I like them?
Are we going to the same place?
Track Name: Sand in my mouth
They shot him down
from the back
There was sand in his mouth

Why they shot him down? Why now?
It was what he was asking to himself.
Why they putted me down?
Why now?

And he never found an answer for this questions.
Because they shot him down, from the back and there was sand in his mouth and he was asking...
Track Name: Robots
On the first day God created the robots
On the second day the Robots created the men
On the third day the Men said they were born alone
On the fourth day the Men said they created the robots
On the fifht day the Robots felt sad for realising that their own creations didn´t respect them
On the sixth day the Robots assume it was a mistake to create the Men
On the seventh day the Robots decided not to feel anything again

God never remembered he created the robots.
Track Name: Listening to my breath
I´m only listening to my breath

And I just can ask
Why I stopped to walk again?

Did you ask me something?
Did I miss a line?
Did I call you with the wrong name?
Did I forget to say sorry?

No, everything is okay.
I stopped because it was nothing more
there was no
path in front of me
so I didn´t know what to do
I don´t want be lost
So I just stoped.
It´s easier when you stop
You´re just here
there´s nothing more
no changes all the time
no wind
no reason to be afraid
no cars travelling by
no birds flying away
no people saying hi
no callings
no place to go
no time for wake up
no tears hiding in my eyes
no shame of being alive v

it´s just here
and then you can really listen to your breathing
and everything goes away
I´ll not move myself from here
There´s nothing that gonna make me move
When you come back I still here
listening to my breath


Only listen to my breath
Track Name: The same
I opened my mail just to check if there´s something new
I called a friend just to ask if he stills alive
I saw me in the mirror just to see if I was the same

No, everything changed
since you died
but we still doing the same things
going to the same places
going to the same partys
pretending you´re here
we don´t talk about that
but now I have to say this
for me
that
you died, you died, you died

And this guitar lines that you teached me
and I still can´t play it right
at least not as you
but this is what remains
me alive playing this lines
and this´s how they´re right now

Yesterday I took the phone thinking that I could call you
And then I cried
then I stopped to cry
you know, I don´t want to make a big drama out of that
it´s normal
as daniel johnston said: billions and billions of people had already died, it happens everyday
you live and you die

you live you die

my hands starts to play the chords faster
and I realise they´re same chords of heroin
and I remember we playing this together
"Cause it makes me feel like I'm a man
When I put a spike into my vein
And I feel just like Jesus' son
And I guess that I just don't know
And I guess that I just don't know

Although we never took heroin
we thought we could be Lou Reed and John Cale

I remember some of the songs we made
there was one about not going to the school again

I never never
never will wake up again
I never never
never will wake up again

All our past, all our memories are changing their meaning now
before they were just jokes
now they are dramatic
everything has this weight of you being dead

even this guitar lines...

Everything changed but I say that everything stills the same
Track Name: Doesn’t matter much
I've sailed across the ocean

Many roads I've been around

And everything I've ever seen

Doesn't matter much right now


Sometimes I could just walk right in

Other times I had to crawl

And every town I've ever been

Doesn't matter much right now


I've lived a life so full of sin

Anywhere and anyhow

And every step I've ever made

Doesn't matter much right now


Sweet Jesus now I'm on my knees

Just waiting for thy law

This pain that finally ends right here

Doesn't matter much right now