Meridian 361

by ad hoc

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released January 1, 2012

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ad hoc Winterthur, Switzerland

Striking are the unusual, but melodious vocal lines, sometimes crossing the border to prog rock, and sometimes to Country.

Die Stimmen schaffen zusammen mit Gitarre, Violine oder Mandoline eine dichte und gleichzeitig fragile Atmosphäre. „ad hoc“ singen von Geheimnissen der Liebe, von Leuten, die nie ganz fassbar sind und von der Stärke der Naivität, die auch Enttäuschungen nicht scheut.
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Track Name: Juggling
Juggling

I don’t know what I’ve got
I don’t know what I want
A new pair of shoes
It helped before

I’ll show you what you’ve got
I’ll show you what you want
It is more than a pair of shoes
I only give you clues

Cause I’m not sure if it is the right thing
Cause I’m not sure if it is the right thing
Cause I’m not sure if it is the right thing

I was here before
And the shelf is full
I am stuck again
But it won’t be the end

I’ll show you you’ve got
I’ll show you what you want
I will juggle words
For you but it will hurt

It is a fact and a common cause
Ask the judge it he can remove the claws

What we once read
We can’t forget
It word is spoken
It can get a thread

Run till you dead, then limp till you can run again
Fool yourself into normality
It feels like yelling, yelling as loud as you can into a landscape full of snow…..
Track Name: Turnpike
Trunpike

He never seemed to be around
But he was always there all the time
When he raised his eyes
He looked in half puzzled way but all quiet and kind

He would often leave as if
He had no idea of where he was going
And no intention of ever coming back
One hand in a pocket and a bundle on his back

You never knew his state of mind
His mask could show smiles all the time
You could drink with him all night
And when the dawn was back you would feel bright

He would often walk in as if
He had no idea of where he was coming from
He was never early nor was he too late
One hand in a pocket and the other at the gate

He would often leave as if
He had no idea of where he was going
And no intention of ever coming back
One hand in a pocket and a bundle on his back

He would often walk in as if
He had no idea of where he was coming from
He was never early nor was he too late
One hand in a pocket and the other at the gate

Meet him at the turnpike maybe for a little hike, Meet him at the turnpike
Meet him there
Meet him at the turnpike hey, you seem to be alike, Meet him at the turnpike
You are alike
Meet him at the turnpike maybe for a little hike, Meet him at the turnpike
Meet him there
Meet him at the turnpike hey, you seem to be alike, Meet him at the turnpike
Ohh,ouohh

Without you he is lost inside
Hey, you are much alike
You should go there, without breaking stride
Without breaking stride

Meet him at the turnpike maybe for a little hike, Meet him at the turnpike
Meet him there
Meet him at the turnpike hey, you seem to be alike, Meet him at the turnpike
You are alike
Meet him at the turnpike maybe for a little hike, Meet him at the turnpike
Meet him there
Meet him at the turnpike hey, you seem to be alike, Meet him at the turnpike
Ohh,ohh,ohh

Without you he is lost inside
Hey, you are much alike
You should go there, without breaking stride
Without breaking stride
Track Name: Meridian 361
Meridian 361

I have found a place
Where I can move at my own pace
Ever Since I have been there, I have forgotten too grow my hair

Would you please be my company?
I need someone like you

I would like to show you that place
Where you could move at your own pace
My neighbourhood is settled on meridian 361

Would you please be my company?
I need someone like you
And head with me for the hills
And head with me for the hills
Track Name: Bike
Bike

Do you remember the first time, riding your
Riding your little bike
Some days of her lifetime, are burned in
Deep in her memories

Glittering light between the leaves
She’s a silly girl full of dreams

You can not, you can not erase them and if you would
There will always be a hole
The trees are standing in line, in front of her
In front of her childhood house

Glittering light between the leaves
She’s a silly girl full of dreams

And it happens to her, if the air smells the same!
That this happy day is returning to her mind.
And it happens to her, if the air smells the same!
That this happy day is returning to her….
Returning to …………….her mind

Instrumental

Hey, she is falling!
Hey, she gets up again!

Nobody is holding anymore
She’s a silly girl full of dreams
Track Name: Futile Crush
Futile crush

What gets you out of your bed?
On a lazy day
It’s not your mum, it’s not your dad

Who keeps you moving down?
The dead end streets of your town
It’s not a king, it’s not a clown
It’s better to…

It’s better to have a futile crush,
Then never be crushed at all
Even love that’s torn apart, is better than no love at all
Without a goal, the days are grey; you better start to look around…

Who commands a coin to land
On the proper side
It’s not magic and it’s not pride

What is the power behind the gear?
Turning in your head
It’s not a carrot and it’s not bread
It’s better to…

It’s better to have a futile crush,
Then never be crushed at all
Even love that’s torn apart, is better than no love at all
So what keeps you moving on?
Is the jingle of your
Lonely heart
Track Name: Wall
Wall

We’ve got a lot of options
We’ve got a lot to do
Time is running fast and it is too late to unravel the past
We don’t need to worry what we eat today,
But we need to hurry, before we turn grey

Is there a higher meaning
Related to our being
But is there something remaining
Or are we just complaining
We can bend our fortune
If we don’t miss the chance

Well, I will paint the Chinese wall
I is my inner call
When I hear myself it is all clear to me now
I will paint the Chinese wall
I hear my inner call
I better get started now….. But I don’t know how

It is my inner call to paint the Chinese wall, it is my inner call to paint the Chinese wall

I need a master plan, maybe build up a team
And I need ladder that is for sure, a ladder that for sure
If you want to choose the colour, you’re welcome to join in
But if you can’t decide, you better run and hide

Well, I will paint the Chinese wall
I hear my inner call
I’m sorry you’ll have to find yours alone

Well, I will paint the Chinese wall
I hear my inner call
I’m sorry you’ll have to find yours alone
Track Name: Drowning
Drowning

I never looked into your eyes
Now I did it once, it feels like I had known you before

Beauty can only be seen at certain times!
Two have to be in the same mood to climb
Up into

Up into to the atmosphere, I know it’s, I know it is not near
Please take me back, I may lose your track

Beauty can only be seen at certain times!
Two have to be in the same mood to climb
Up into…

Ahh,ohh,uhh

Beauty can only be seen at certain times!
Two have to be in the same mood to climb
Up into…

Instrumental!!!
Track Name: Evolution
Evolution

You have a pure heart
Ohh, I knew it from the start
You reached out for more
My heart got sore

It is hard to understand, it is like teaching creationism to an evolutionist

You did everything all right
You gave me a kite
We tried to let it fly
And it got too high

Happy endings are only happening, in the movies we saw on my couch

You have a pure heart
I knew it from the start
There are many things to learn
And even more to forget

It is hard to understand, it is like teaching creationism to an evolutionist
It is hard to understand, it is like teaching creationism to an evolutionist

I’m not trying to ease your pain, because I can’t
You will make it through somehow at the end
I’m not trying to ease your pain, because I can’t
You will make it through somehow at the end
Track Name: Stories
Stories

He needs to meet people, he needs to be talking
About the stories he’s been undergoing
And he can’t keep on listening
If someone tells a story too

He’s afraid in the night time, he’s afraid in the day
That he can’t tell the people that are crossing he’s way
Please hold on and listen to what he says
There’s no hurry today

You may know this feeling of having it on the tip
Of your tongue and you already see the clip
Of what you have to let out next
Maybe a story of a funny request

If he ever stops talking that much
It is because the man dressed in black like a judge
He tells him about his father in law
And that he knows how to play the musical saw
Track Name: Dream
Dream

I had this feverish dream, about me and a girl making love underneath a Christmas tree
Ohh. This feverish Dream, smells like apple pie,
It returns once in a while
Like a magic boomerang

She interrogates me about:

How can she find her way with a compass
Working like a watch

I tell her I can’t, I’m not an engineer
Then I ride away into the sun like lucky Luke

Instrumental

Ohh, this feverish dream starts to fade away
Ohh, this feverish dream starts to fade away

Still she interrogates me about:

How can she find her way with a compass
Working like a watch

What if I knew, what if I, what if I knew without irony
Extinguish the light, Extinguish the light that once blew out of her mind
U u uhhh U u uhhh, uhhh (3x)
Track Name: Actress Actor
Actress/Actor

There are people who talk sense
But too much reason demands
That’s why they eat many Vitamin pills
To get strong and to build up their skills

Beyond any reason I did what I did
I am sorry my dear, I feel like shit
Shit may turn into fertilizer
It takes some time and we will be wiser

when we met that day / It was ok
and we wrote our tales together on a wall

Although it seems to be a happy song
Don’t get me wrong, don’t get me wrong
It is not possible to cry all the time
Awkward to hang around and wait for a sign

Hey I was an actor / Hey I was an actor in your
Hey I was an actor / Hey I was an actor in your tale

Beyond any reason you did, what you did
You lost the tread and tossed it in a pit
I’d rather hit the string than taking crack
And tomorrow I will be back on track

Hey you were an actress / Hey you were an actress in
Hey you were an actress /Hey you were an actress in my tale

Hey it is not tragic; I hope you can feel that magic
Hey it is not tragic, I hope you still can feel
That magic, hey it is not tragic, I’m not here to pray,
I am only here to say, it is not tragic
I hope you can feel that magic, I not here to pray,
I am only here to sing