Every Evening, Sunset Crooks its Thumb Across the River

by Stars in Coma

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Destroying the love we used to have Destroying everything that's valuable Destroying the love and all its perks Destroying all the mundanity for now I cannot function while we're still hanging out Not allowed to text you today Or whatever rule we set for ourselves To earn the distance between us now I'm only crying when I'm alone there's a sense of failure here What the hell are we doing Sleeping with my clothes on in hotel rooms Astronomically drunk again, when is this going to end Destroying the love we used to have Destroying everything that's valuable Destroying the love and all its perks Destroying all the mundanity for now I respect you more now when we've become best friends Like I'm not afraid to share my deepest flaws with you But are we only shaking things up To have a little bit of fun again I can see where this is going Am I finally allowed to explore my true self Whatever that is Want to be completely alone With just my headphones Maybe wasting another day sitting at the window pane
2.
The Break 03:12
You said you wanted a break someday but why can't we be free together there's an invisible wire between us keeping us from pursuing our ultimate goals Can't pretend that everything is normal living in this chaotic apartment won't do us no good Can't decide if our love is worth saving anymore I need to be alone and still be close to you Saturday night at your father's house that was the turnaround, I couldn't even smile at you Is there still time for us to produce enough passion to postpone the imminent collapse of our love story Can't pretend that you and I are intertwined living in this nostalgic apartment won't do us no good Can't decide if our love is worth saving anymore I need to be alone and still be close to you Can't pretend that everything is normal living in this chaotic apartment won't do us no good Can't decide if our love is worth saving anymore I need to be alone and still be close to you
3.
Love is dying like the flowers you planted last month been silently harassed for a week or so don't know what I'm doing feeling inferior to your clan I've got no one in my bloodline I can count on oh when are you gonna decide what you gonna do with your live stop crying over trivial things like a baby now Love is dying like the flowers you planted last month been silently harassed for a week or so cleaning out our flat getting rid of every item from our past I was the vessel state to your matriarchy
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Cheers 02:56
You're slipping through my fingers You're floating away across the Atlantic sea You're fading like a vintage picture in the attic You're dissolving like a piece of cardboard in the rain Someday you'll be saying goodbye forever Someday you'll be loving someone else Someday you'll be crying out on his shoulders Someday you'll be breaking down again Without me dear You'll be singing someone else's songs
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Portela 1540 01:04
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It wouldn't make much difference if you were exactly like me dear ignoring part of our mutual history while sobbing hard in different parts of town It wouldn't really alter our narrative if I shared some more hobbies with you naturally, we grow bored while the rock n roll turns to obsolete blues rock What would have become of us If we hadn’t thrown away the manual you know, the journey through your soul makes me grow more interested in you I don't want to leave you entirely we just need our dreams to bear its own weight
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True Angel 04:00
You're burned out again, from lending a hand to us You long to sleep but everyone's screaming for your expertise You want to hide bar-side, speaking to no one but everyone is available all the time, the world is yours but it's also a little bit too big for you Now you are collapsing again Killing all the good vibes in your head One day you must go alone to the darkest crypt But not today son, when your eternal companion is still firmly holding your hand her eyes are fixed on you again and you must never drift away to a different bairro there's a sense now of uncertainty around us yet I feel good when I am facing my true angel we could split the time between the countryside and the city we could sort out all the stuff we bought for our home but it wouldn't make us happier than when we're treating each other with respect the material side of our romance is just a distraction from the CEO upstairs or another distorted layer from a warped society
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Stability 04:44
Freedom is a just another mirage I need stability once again without you I'm just a slurring party animal The streets are bored now with my presence I wanna go home and ask my wife to shield me from the madness clouding my inside I always thought that being together is the pastime of the petit bourgeois I'll probably die soon with this illegal race track in my mind I need to find a new way to whatever works I need to find a new way to love you again I need to learn to love myself again
9.
Don't want to kiss somebody else but our romance is shaken and I ask myself what’s the proper solution I long for us to stay here, loving each other Cause there’s a world still unfazed by our minor dispute We're grown-ups when we're together but child-like when we're apart I'm down on Pink Street with the thousand party immigrants I sit here waiting for the endless summer it's not a place I want to face on my own what if I'm stuck here as the constant newcomer that's not the limbo I could break on my own I don’t know if my realm was entered just for you But I want you to be around I want to be around Love is just another welfare state though Like our freedom's worth nothing to them no nothing one day I will disappoint you dear and that day I will certainly need you for… Carving our way through the night Another dinner at Janela da Atalaia repeating idioms like ordinary people want to find a new tunnel to you but The truth does not respond The truth does not compute I love you and I probably I need you this year bring me home in your arms tonight Bring me home Like when our skin was new and every touch was sensational Now I'm on the other side of the bender seems we’re out of reasons for us to be at different crossroads now
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What is that rainbow hiding inside of me not really chasing the hills today The now has finally been discounted our debt's been settled by our common sense Rested for once and then I love how you twist your hair around me We're a unit again, maybe against our wills, but otherwise there is only destructive loneliness written in our calendars Mornings have always been our favorite game They've removed the tipping point From the nearest miradouro You’re social security now You're in my dreams now I sleep beside you now, one day at a time one day at a time Restoring the love we used to share then defining one's self and forgiving ourselves Restoring the love we used to share then defining one's self and redeeming ourselves

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"A lot of stuff was going on in my life during the writing process of Every Evening, the Sunset Crooks its Thumb Across the River. In the midst of the tropical Swedish summer of 2018, my wife and I decided to take a break in our relationship after 9 years. Simultaneously, we were busy planning a move to another country, so things weren’t exactly stable in our lives.

However, the creative process surrounding this album was relatively easy as the project served as a safe haven from my otherwise tumultuous life at the time. That’s often the tradeoff you’re doing when you’re facing hardships in your life: your personal issues might be weighing you down, but it always comes with an immense charge of creative energy, at least for me. The songs were written fast and chronological as they happened in my life, from the middle of July to October 2018.


Eventually, my wife and I reached some common ground and decided to stick together. Given that turn of events, the album starts off pretty grim but eventually ends up in a more positive and redeeming place. The album, which was recorded in Malmö, Sweden, and Lisbon, Portugal, in a short period of time, is very personal, but the overall theme could universally serve as a document for when a person’s life turns upside down for a period of time.

Musically, I didn’t even think of artistic inspirations this time, I just let the songs come to me and used whatever piano, guitar, organ or string sounds I found beautiful and moving at the time of recording. I guess the end result became a digitalized version of 70’s chamber pop. My new adapted town of Lisbon also served as a major source of inspiration in terms of being someplace new, providing me with a fresh perspective on life in the end."

-André, March 2019

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released March 29, 2019

Written, recorded and produced by André Brorsson between July and October 2018 in Malmö, Sweden, and Lisbon, Portugal.

Artwork by Simona Accattatis

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Since its formation in 2006, Stars in Coma has released a prolific stream of albums and EPs, and toured several countries around the world. The band’s productions, spanning six full length albums to date, draw inspiration from a variety of genres, including guitar rock, disco, funk and semi-electronic pop. ... more

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