Summer's Not That Simple

by Lucy Kruger & The Lost Boys

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1.
Empty Hands 04:07
Mama won’t you help me find the light See I thought I hid it safe inside of the night But the x that marked the spot has worn with age And all the signs begin to look the same And I so proud of the secrets that I held so well I seem to have kept them from myself Mama did it feel the same for you Or did your light turn into something new See mama all the change that I have met It fills me up then it empties out again And I so caught on a search for something else So unaware of the secrets falling out And when I’ve finally lost all of my things What will you do with the empty hands I bring The world you see A line you've crossed A fracture in the space Time you steal The love you've cost A quickening of the pace The hurt you feel That once was lost Has come to show it's face But nothing's real Not you nor me Soon we'll leave this place Mama won’t you help me find the light See I thought I hid it safe inside of the night But mama safe has gone and changed her shape And I can’t fit into that homely space And I so proud of the secrets that I held So well I seem to have kept them from myself
2.
Black Spot 03:54
Black Spot I’m unable to be kind with this black spot on my mind’s unstable so I sharpen up my claws to remove these evening thoughts In a spare room lit with old moon a feather comes undone a little voice is wrung From a quiet night comes a new fight to summon up the sound that would lift me from the ground I rise I write I’m unwilling to undress With this cold that plagues my chest needs filling so I sink into the wine to loosen up this spine In a spare room lit with old moon a feather comes undone a little voice is wrung From a spare heart filled with used parts the dust begins to fall the feathers find the floor I rise I write to feed this fire On a quiet night seen through closed eyes There is s nothing but a sound dying to be found On a quiet night seen through shut eyes There is s nothing but a sound dying to be found
3.
Wind left home sooner than she’d planned And we’re left standing still hands Will all the dust that’s settling down Still seems so golden when the sun’s not around We take from time we take some more With things so quiet now it’s harder to be sure If this was where we’d hoped to land Was it that wild wind that swept away our plans Could we leave this Could we leave this But here we are so here we’ll stay For just a moment perhaps a day Perhaps a year will be enough See all the moving becomes so tough And time has come and time has gone A visit so short a stay so long To find the space between the sand The moments buried in this our precious land Could we leave this Could we leave this With no goodbye and no goodnight We turn to cold become the night We are the dust that settled down We are the golden deep beneath the ground Could we leave this Could we leave this
4.
Blue Leaves 03:44
Quiet heart beats fast in still hands with restless plans Sinking sand sinking sand Cool notes to help her float Sea breeze to send her sleep Drifting mind drifting mind Somewhere in the folds of this nightmare Somewhere between the pieces that don’t care is a perfectly frightened child Is a call to the wild Wind blows blue leaves Parts them from the heavy trees To help them breathe To help them breathe Sun cracks frozen clouds Years of water breaking down Falling free Falling free Somewhere in the folds of this nightmare Somewhere between the pieces that don’t care Is a perfectly frightened child Is a call to the wild Is a call to the wild Is a call to the wild
5.
Grace 03:03
I felt it all sink to the floor of me I’ve got no Lord keeping it pure for me Baby I’m tired I’m gonna sleep today Dream of you boy praying the space away Sister the sun came to make peace today Of all we’ve become What was there left to say Baby’s not done Her place is all set to stay Thoughts on the run in a mind that will keep its place Lover the lines stay so untouched today Fearful of rhymes that sing an uneasy phrase I’ve got no words just an unholy taste A seed in the earth Waiting on God’s empty grace
6.
If I start with strange words If I let my fingers lead Would the truth slip out of me Would reason let me be If I wrote the same lines Till I was half asleep Would I wake to find the prayer That reason keeps from me that he hides from me I could write about the sea And the many ways in which she moves me I could sing about the wind And the wild voice with which she calls me in If I walked on far off roads Till I couldn’t feel my feet Would reason give me rest In the collapse of dreams If I walked on far off roads Till I could barely breathe Would reason give me rest In the collapse of dreams Sweet madness take the lead I could write about the sea And the many ways in which she moves me I could sing about the wind And the wild voice with which she calls me in But all that I can feel is a pull towards my bed To quiet the conversation forever in my head The wind keeps me up The sea can’t be seen Mother turns her back I turn the key Reason keeps me
7.
Winter 03:21
Winter couldn’t come sooner These thoughts couldn’t be less suited to the heat And I’ve tried to give myself to Summer But she won’t have me She won’t have me Boy you best speak louder You’re fighting with some pretty wild noise And I love you in your quietness But now I need sound Now I need sound I need to know you’re still around I opened up my pale arms I couldn’t be more naked if I tried And I love your charcoal layers But now I need skin Now I need skin Lover gift me violence Throw your hands your voice into the air And let’s wreck this wicked silence So we can hear the thunder ring So we can see what lightning brings I wanna feel the rain’s sting On bare bones laced limbs
8.
Summer 03:42
Summer’s not that simple for me darling When you leave the room please draw the curtains Is Summer easy for you darling Have you kissed the pretty face of morning Summer’s not that simple for me darling Somehow I seemed to miss the calling Now all the girls have been enlightened But I slept late and I’m behind them But with it all so bright It’s getting harder to get by with it is just a phase And there’ll be better days Now all the girls have all gone golden ‘Cause they have let the Summer hold them And if I just don’t ever see them Well I can pretend I don’t ever wanna be them But with it all so bright It’s getting harder to get by with it is just a phase And there’ll be better days She says I’m the best you’ll get And there’s a special kind of regret For the ones who hide From my perfect sky For the ones who hide from the light
9.
Ghost 04:12
My love my little ghost My heart my sinking boat We’ve built our bridge in the middle of nowhere So let’s burn it down And get to the ground I know that words are slow sometimes I know the weight of the things on your mind So I fall quiet admiring the timber burning fast rising higher and higher And no one found the smoke as lovely as we did All they could see was a fatal fire We watched the night slip just like we did We’d coax the warmth back into our bones My dark my heavy hand my light my fearful plan When all this goes will we still remember How to burn How to fight I know this home is cold sometimes But it’s a home that is yours and it’s mine So I fall quiet admiring the embers growing cold flames getting tired so tired And no one found the smoke as lovely as we did All they could see was a failed fire We watched the night Slip just like we did We’d coax the warmth back into our bones
10.
My Love 04:22
Fire on the edge of my tongue I’m too un-young to always wanna be on the run Spiders are shedding their skin But I ain’t got the legs And I ain’t built my web My love so all alone When all your hands can’t seem to hold me The fight grew dull tonight And all my love can’t seem to shake you And this little fire can’t seem to wake you Quiet on the edge of my limbs The sounds that grow seem to wilt before they show And I’m too cold to undress this skin So the layers begin to lose the soft within My love so all alone When all your hands can’t seem to hold me The fight drew dull tonight And all my love can’t seem to shake you And this little fire can’t seem to wake you
11.
Fort 03:08
And I’m hardly one who should talk But my love your words have become so short And my thoughts they’ve become so long And the longer I leave them The further they run Are you quietly building a fort Storing up all your evenings in case of a war Well I’ve lost all of my fight I have lost all of my fight And I’m searching the spaces between for words that I missed that I thought I had seen And I’m sure there is something to find Is it there in your fort Does it live in your mind Are you quietly hiding from time Hoping she slips up and leaves off the light Have you lost all of your fight Have we lost all of our fight Have we lost all of our fight

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released May 15, 2017

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Lucy Kruger & The Lost Boys Berlin, Germany

Lucy Kruger is a singer/songwriter from Cape Town, South Africa who now lives in Berlin.

Her music focuses on the bare bones of the songs, a slow burning psychedelic folk that is both intimate and ambient.

Her latest record 'Transit Tapes (for women who move furniture around)' will be out through Unique Records on the 14th of May.
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