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Like a Bird: An Alex Schaaf Anthology (2010-2021) coming out on March 26th.  

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Like a Bird: An Alex Schaaf Anthology (2010-2021) coming out on March 26th.  

The Mistress Deluxe Edition out now, get the vinyl here


EP2


release date: October 29, 2014
as: Human Heat
on: self-released
format: digital, cassette





SONGS


Remember When
I Would
Tighten Up
ORD
This I Believe

LYRICS


Remember When

Every time I see you I just fall apart
folded up in streetlight, watching from afar
Sing it to me softly, say it underneath your breath
Every time I see you I remember when

Every time I see you I just wanna start
over from the moment you approached the bar
Sing it to me softly, say it underneath your breath
Every time I see you I remember when

I Would

Tighten Up

and i want this to be special
and i want this to be quite unique
by the time that i have finished
it will represent the best of me

but you know you know
the focus is off now
you’ve got to tighten up
you know you know
you’re missing the action
you can’t see clear enough

and i wanted to be Elvis
and i wanted to befriend Bowie
by the time that i was older
i would be a famous mystery

but you know you know
the focus is off now
you’ve got to tighten up
you know you know
you’re missing the action
you can’t see clear enough

ORD

This I Believe

Won’t you look at me now
I’m a superstar
Riding private streets
In a private car

Won’t you come to my house
in my living room
get your notebooks out
lesson’s starting soon

and I do believe
(and this is what you should write down)
and I do believe
(is there another pen around)
and I do believe
(that maybe we should wait until you’re really ready)

This has taken me years
countless quiet nights
I’m studying my craft
getting it down right

You could do it the same
in your living room
You could be like me
But don’t move too soon

‘cause I do believe
(and this is what you should write down)
and I do believe
(is there another pen around)
and I do believe
(that maybe we should wait until you’re really ready)







CREDITS


Written from Sept 2014-Jan 2016
Recorded in Brooklyn NY in Oct 2015-Jan 2016
Mixed in Brooklyn NY and Maderas Village, Nicaragua
in Dec 2015-Jan 2016

written, recorded, produced and mixed by Alex Schaaf

Thanks to Electrelane's song "You Make Me Weak at the Knees" for inspiring the beginning of "Remember When." Thanks to an unknown man singing in the streets of Greenpoint for the vocal sample on "I Would."