AM AND WHAT

by Tankris

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1.
02:15
2.
04:43
3.
07:25
4.
03:49
5.
02:13
6.
01:34
7.
03:29
8.
04:42
9.
06:41
10.
04:47
11.
01:43

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released November 12, 2011

Tankris are:
chris janka (git,voc,keys)
lisa kortschak (voc)
romeo bissuti (base)
gregor mahnert (drums,perc)


guests:
rudi fischerlehner (drums) on nr.4,6,11
emanuel preuschl (git) on nr 9
daniel papst (git) on nr 9
tronstoner (moog) on nr 9
hirsholmene (atmo) on nr.1


compositions, recording, mixing, mastering, production: chris janka
lyrics: Lisa kortschak (exept chris`singing)
www.chrisjanka.at


1,4,5,6,11 recorded between 2005 and 2010
2,3,7,8,9,10 in august 2010 @ chris janka
release: 01/2012

photos: lisbeth kovacic
coverart: severin hofmann

label: none-records.fuckorg

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Tankris Wien, Austria

TANKRIS are four musicians from Vienna, all prolific in their own ways between improvised music, jazz, free form/noise- rock, rather not sticking with too clear defined or hollow genres in their work. The 11 songs from „Tankris“ follow Chris´ vision of a „different“ pop-band, in the process creating an exciting and unique mix of musical ideas and grooves. Best enjoyed with open ears! ... more

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Track Name: BEAT IT
BEAT IT


I WOKE UP EARLY IN THE MORNING
THE BIRDS STILL WERE ASLEEP
I WONDERED ’BOUT WHAT MADE ME WAKE UP
AND THEN I COULD SEE
A QUESTION STIRRED MY DREAMS
ABOUT WHAT I AM AND WHAT I’LL BE
IF THE PERSON I’M DREAMING OF IS REALLY, REALLY ME

BE THIS
BE THAT

UHH-AHH-UHH-
THERE WAS SOMETHING SO BEAUTIFUL

BE THIS
BE THAT
AHHHH

ALL THESE CRAZY PEOPLE
WANTED ME TO GET IN TROUBLE

I COULD’NT GET NO SLEEP THAT NIGHT
MY THOUGHTS KEPT SPINNING ‘ROUND
AFRAID TO LOSE MYSELF IN THEM
UNTIL I SUDDENLY FOUND
WHAT STANDS BETWEEN MYSELF AND ME
IS ONLY ONE BIG FEAR
IT IS THE THREAT TO BE IT ALL
NOW I CAN SEE IT CLEAR

BE THIS
BE THAT
Track Name: IN MY MIND
IN MY MIND

THEY COME

FROM THE BURNED AND BROKEN LANDS
LYING IN THE DESERT SANDS OF EDEN
WHERE DUST WAITS
FOR THE UNBURIED BONES
TO FALL SILENT

THEY COME
THEY COME
THEY COME

FROM THE FORGOTTEN BATTLEFIELDS OF MEN
IN MY MIND OH
WHERE ALL BECOME SOLDIERS OF EVERYDAY’S WAR
COLD, FILTHY, HOLY, ALLMIGHTY PRISONERS
FIGHTING IN AN ARMY OF WASHED OUT COMMANDS
RECLAIMING THEIR FATE AS THEIR OWN
AS THEIR OWN
AS THEIR OWN SHADOW
IN MY MIND OH
IN MY MIND OH
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

IT’S JUST A WHITE LITTLE PAPER
A SWEET, WHITE, LITTLE PAPER
IT’S JUST A WHITE, LITTLE PAPER
A SWEET, WHITE, LITTLE PAPER
AND IF YOU DON’T BRING THE STAMP
AND IF YOU DON’T BRING THE SIGNATURE
OF THE VERY IMPORTANT PERSON
OF THE VERY IMPORTANT PERSON
OF THE VERY IMPORTANT PERSON
AND IF YOU DON’T BRING THE STAMP
AND IF YOU DON’T BRING THE SIGNATURE
AND IF YOU DON’T HAVE THE PAPER
THE SWEET, WHITE, LITTLE PAPER
IT’S JUST A WHITE, LITTLE PAPER
AND IF YOU DON’T BRING THE STAMP
AND IF YOU DON’T HAVE THE SIGNATURE.........

IN MY MIND OH
IN MY MIND OH

THEY COME

TO THE SOLID STEEL LANDS
MINEFIELDS OF GOD’S RIGHTEOUS PLAN
WHOSE EARTH IS STILL DRY
THOUGH THEY ARE IN DEEP WATER

THEY COME
THEY COME
THEY COME
THEY COME

TO THE LANDS OF REDEMPTION
WHERE TO LIVE MEANS TO HAVE
AND YOU WILL DIE ALONE
‘CAUSE THEY WON’T KEEP THEIR PROMISE

IN MY MIND OH
IN MY MIND OH

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

IT’S JUST A WHITE LITTLE PAPER
A SWEET, WHITE, LITTLE PAPER
IT’S JUST A WHITE, LITTLE PAPER
A SWEET, WHITE, LITTLE PAPER
AND IF YOU DON’T BRING THE STAMP
AND IF YOU DON’T BRING THE SIGNATURE
OF THE VERY IMPORTANT PERSON
OF THE VERY IMPORTANT PERSON
OF THE VERY IMPORTANT PERSON
AND IF YOU DON’T BRING THE STAMP
AND IF YOU DON’T HAVE THE PAPER
THE SWEET, WHITE, LITTLE PAPER
IT’S JUST A WHITE, LITTLE PAPER
A SWEET WHITE LITTLE PAPER
AND IF YOU DON’T BRING THE STAMP
AND IF YOU DON’T HAVE THE SIGNATURE.........
Track Name: NEVEREVER
NEVEREVER

you neverever want that things look like they should

you (never)ever want me bye when I`m like me

everything is -but it should go and will- you never see

things are what they are
but you should look closer
cause you are and we want
the things are to look and they`ve done.
Track Name: WHAT NO
WHAT - NO

WHAT?!
NO!!

SHE WANTED TO BUY FRESH FRUITS
AND BOUGHT THEM AT THE MARKET
AND THEN SHE FORGOT TO PUT THEM
IN HER PLASTIC BAG

WHAT?!
NO!!

SHE WANTED TO BUY FRESH FRUITS
AND BOUGHT THEM AT THE MARKET
AND THEN SHE FORGOT TO PUT THEM
IN HER PLASTIC BAG

WHAT?!
NO!!

SHE WANTED ME TO GO AND GET THEM
Track Name: IF
IF

IF YOU DO IT- GOTTA HOLD ON
IF YOU BLEW IT- GOTTA GET UP

IF YOU DO IT- GOTTA HAVE FUN
IF YOU BLEW IT- GOTTA HOLD ON

IF YOU DO IT- JUST MAKE IT WORK
IF YOU BLEW IT- YOU ARE THE JERK

IF YOU DO IT- STAY ON THE BALL
IF YOU BLEW IT- YOU’RE NOTHING AT ALL

IF YOU DO IT- GOTTA BE GOOD
IF YOU BLEW IT- YOU BETTER SHOULD

IF YOU DO IT- GIVE IT YOUR BEST
IF YOU BLEW IT- WE GIVE YOU THE REST

AND IF YOU DON’T WANT TO BE OUT
THAN YOU HAVE TO TRY HARDER


TO ALL THE URBAN SLAVES OF TIME
DON’T YOU HURRY- DON’T YOU RUSH
IT IS NOT TRUE THAT TIME IS SHORT
MOMENTS ARE ETERNITY
Track Name: PAFF
PAFF YOU

SHE WAS SITTING NEXT TO ME
BROKEN INTO A SINGLE PIECE, I SEE
HER STILL GREY HAIR, GREY FACE, GREY SMILE
GREY PAST- GREY FUTURE IN HER EYES

SHE ONCE MIGHT HAVE BEEN HAPPY
SHE MIGHT HAVE BEEN FAIR
AND NOW- BLOWING SMOKE RINGS INTO THE AIR
SHE TOOK A SIP OF BEER N TOASTED THE DEAD
AND TURNED TO HER GHOST FRIENDS- AS SHE SAID:

LA VIE C’EST COMME UNE CIGARETTE
ÇA BRûLE- ÇA MONTE A LA TÊTE
QUAND ON NE PEUT PLUS S’EN PASSER
TOUT ÇA S’ENVOLE EN FUMER

LA VIE C’EST COMME UNE CIGARETTE
ÇA FLAMBE COMME UNE ALLUMETTE
ÇA PIQUE LES YEUX- ÇA FAIT PLEURER
ET ÇA S’ENVOLE EN FUMER

DEMONS AND GHOSTS
THEY COME
WHEN A POOR SOUL IS ON THE RUN
THEY WILL CATCH YOU WHEREVER YOU ARE

THEY KNOW ALL YOUR WORRIES
THEY KNOW ALL YOUR FEARS
THERE’S ONLY ONE THING THAT MAKES THEM DISAPPEAR
AND THAT’S A STEADFAST LOOK INTO THEIR EYES

SO NO MORE NEED TO RUN
AND NO USE TO HIDE
JUST TAKE A HEART AND SWITCH THE SIDE
IF YOU CATCH THEM- THEY’LL GO ALL UP IN SMOKE
Track Name: KORNPOP
CORNPOP

WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER
FIRED THE FIRST SHOT
WHOSE FEAR IS KILLED NOW
AND WHOSE IS NOT

WHO ARE THE HUNTSMEN
WHO IS THE FAIRGAME
WHO’S BEAST AND BURDEN
IN THE GOOD PERSON’S EYE

WHO IS A BLACK SHEEP
WHO HAS CLAY FEET
WHO WASHED THEIR HANDS CLEAN
IN LAW N ORDER’S AMEN

WHO IS A VAGRANT
WHO’S ON THE RUN
WHO’S OUR NIGHTMARE’S
PRODIGAL SON

WHO IS THE VILLAIN
WHO ARE THE WATCHMEN
OF HISTORY’S MEMORY
AND TODAY’S TRUTH

WHO GRUBS THE MONEY
WHO WANTS A SHARE
OF PROSPERITY’S GLORY
AND RUTHLESS CARE

WHO BUILT THE WALL UP
WHO BROKE THE DAM
OF DECENT SLAUGHTER
AND PITY’S DEATHBLOW

WHO’S SERVING JUSTICE
WHO HAS THE RIGHT
WHO HAS THE POWER
‘N WHO HAS TO FIGHT