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He would come unannounced
And unheard at that time
He would learn to deny
He would be a waste of time
He was twelve, he went to school
Seemingly so uncool
They would laugh, he would cry
He saw none sense in trying

He had a friend, his name was Paul
He would be the one to teach him all
About what was unspeakable
About what he would protect with a wall
That he would build around his heart
But then the bricks would start to fall apart
They would go out and make some noise
Paul learned him how to kiss like grown up boys
They wouldn't know, they couldn't tell
He was so scared of dying and of hell
He would stay put until the night
When they could talk and when there was no fright
But then his friend would go away
He would be sad about it til this day
But his warm light shines in the dark
Who knows how much it takes to make a spark?

So he would come unannounced
He would break the silence that surrounds his way
And that's ok
He felt the sudden urge to scream
He wanted everyone to know what does he feel
And that he's real
There was fear, there always is
But there is no other choice than to be clear
Not to disappear
We will come unannounced
We will scream our names from the top of our lungs
Until there's none
We will stop at no sign
As we can't afford to lose what's yours and what's mine
Not this time
Colors will disappear
We will light up in gradients to shine on everything near
What we hold dear


from If yes means yes then no means no, released April 1, 2017
written, performed, mixed and produced by Hani. mastered by Piotr Radzio. 2017 © Samizdat


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Hey Karen Rotterdam, Netherlands

Hey Karen is an alias for Bartek Urban, who creates electronica, synthpop, and industrial - the stuff that both melts your heart and your brain.
Home recordings and lo-fi aesthetic aren't necessarily a bad thing, since he believes the feeling is more important. A full scope of that feeling can be seen in his audiovisual live shows, which he regularly performs since 2011.
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