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Then no means no

from If yes means yes then no means no by Hey Karen



When I was eight I learned what déjà vu is
I think I lived it all the time ever since
Why do I feel like we have met before
Where do I begin
I'm simply trying to be present
In my own skin

Comparing words to other words
It's not as fun as it seems
But have you ever heard me
Describing my bad dreams
We might both know this is unhealthy
But that's how it goes
How will it end
I think we know

Yeah I know I'm going home alone
There's no use to wait by the phone
I'm not one to say "I told you so"
But some people need just to let go

Falling in love is so pointless, it seems
Why would I want to see myself so hurt
And on my knees
It's dumb how I fail to control my instincts
I am a man
Why do I feel like I've just said that
As loud as I can

Correction! May we proceed and leave that alone
You must've thought my speech is tangled
Or that I'm really stoned
But to be honest I'm just nervous as fuck
This is my train I'm sorry for this wish me all of good luck

Maybe now's the time to clean this mess
But I keep on thinking no means yes

(Stay still
Let go
Keep calm
Stay close
I won't
Stop you
I won't
Hurt you)

Look at the time
It's almost too late
I should get going
I guess this is my fate

Let me leave you with this
Promise I'm sure to keep
Even if I won't make you mine
I'll be here until you fall asleep

And I know I'm going home alone
There's no use of waiting by the phone
I need to learn how to let go
I need to learn that no means no


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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