Old Enough

by Aaden

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released April 1, 2016

all songs written by patrick beiling

produced by patrick beiling and alex theisen

recorded and mixed to analogue tape at the ultraton elektrizitaetswerke by alex theisen in two intimate and lonely nightsessions during oct' 2015

mastered by philipp welsing at original mastering

cover photography by michael sasse

all artwork by kim sasse

special appearance on 'lesson from a star' by carina hofmann

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Aaden Mainz, Germany

AADEN - Hinter diesem Namen verbirgt sich der Liedermacher Patrick Beiling. Mit
seinem selbstgebastelten Telefon, einem „Uralt-Walkmann“, der seinen vielbeschäftigten
Schlagzeuger ersetzt und seiner, als Geburtstagsgeschenk getarnten, Mandoline ist er seit
2012 auf Tour. Immer mit einer neuen Geschichte im Angebot, warum er heute Solo
unterwegs ist und nicht mit seiner achtköpfigen Band auftritt.
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Track Name: One Night Stop
ONE NIGHT STOP

met her that night at a bar called 'the sin'
breathtaking eyes and breathtaking skin
candles were like stars as they shone upon us
one glance in the rush and i was captured by lust

awed by her beauty i felt insecure
but at the same time i'd never been so sure
so i worked up some courage and ordered two gins
the hours that followed felt just like a dream

would she come with me
i'm gonna ask her and see

yeah
no

she was a stewardess and just divorced
with a one-night stop, that her schedule had caused
the fire was burning and it had just been stoked
can't stand it anymore so i'm going for broke

would you come with me
for a cup of tea

yeah
no
Track Name: Birds Are Us
BIRDS ARE US

i am a pigeon
a sign of peace in times of war
can you see it from afar

i am a seagull
a ray of hope at sea
a sign that we urgently need

now start at one and count to ten
close your eyes and then
tell me what you see – is it that what you want to be

i am a thievish magpie
taking things which are not mine – you know
'cause i always get what i deserve anyhow

i am an owl
and all i know is that i don't know
anything you believe to know

i am everything that i wanted to be
a swan, a finch - you'll see
all i ever can imagine – in my dreams i'm able to slip in

but now you have to count from ten backwards to three
open your eyes again and tell me what you see
is it that what you want to be
are you really who you want to be
Track Name: No Easy Love
NO EASY LOVE

when i was a young boy, i could hardly wait
until i found my first girl, i was really late
she was a little older, cool and always got the dope
and a lot more than that so i pushed the envelope

i told her things just to get laid
afraid to die young but as an old maid
i promised her all the stars from high above
just to make love

when i grew a little older and already got laid
there were a lot of women that i got to date
to finally find the answer what love is all about
if you want a happy girl, hold back but leave no doubt

just tell her things that she wants to hear
to make her feel happy, comfort her 'my dear'
just build her golden castles in the air
just to show her that you care

there is no easy love
Track Name: Thank You
THANK YOU

someone told me life wasn't easy to take
someone taught me how to learn by mistake
someone explained me what is real what fake

someone showed me how to read a book
someone ate with me my first strawberrys, so good
someone held my hand, pointed his finger and said 'look'

thank you mum
thank you dad
for your patience

someone gave me wings, said 'now you are free'
someone stroked my head to make me fall asleep
someone will love me no matter what will be

so thank you mum
thank you dad
for your patience
Track Name: Believe
BELIEVE

as far as our bodies
can carry our souls
we've promised to help
us with reaching our goals

it's no question of time
it's just like that
that your love is mine

as certain as sunrise
our passion is safe
in winter so quiet
but in springtime so brave

it doesn't matter how it pours
it will always be like that
that my love is yours

i'm not afraid to leave
'cause there's something i receive
wherever i may roam
i surely know that you are my home

i'm not afraid to let go
'cause yes i do, yeah i know
wherever you may roam
i surely know that i am your home

and even if sometimes this harmony
which we try to keep up so hardly
ends in foolish fights - where no one wants to give in
we both are old enough to know
that these momentary feelings that we show
will end and fade away – they aren't real
so come on and let's forget
let's disarm but still keep aiming at...
do we know where we want to go

i'm not afraid to let go
'cause yes i do, yeah i know
wherever you may roam
i surely know that i am your home

i'm not afraid to go
wherever i do not know
i always feel that i'm not alone
and coming back to you feels like coming home
Track Name: Lesson From A Star
LESSON FROM A STAR

actually i'm waiting
waiting for a star
a star which i see falling
falling from up above
down here
to make one wish
the wish that you are here

lately i'm still waiting
waiting for a star
a star which keeps its promise
the promise that you are
all around
but there are no stars
and no wish
to bring you here

so what would you do
if you had to choose
would you just wait
even if you might lose
or never reach what you are longing for
Track Name: No Excuses
NO EXCUSES

tell me how often you are told
that no matter what you've done
in this or that, or any other way
that you are ok

some may say that you
are dreaming too much
'you are wasting our time'
but others would say we should
keep in touch
'oh that's great, we should try to combine'

others could tell you that you've lost your trace
that you've already lost the race
but others would dare to share their time with you
hand in hand, out of that maze

not all the things i've done in life were glorious, victorious
and not all the things i'll do in life will be fortunate
neither adviceable, nor reliable
but always serious

some may say that you defy your bliss
that you deny reality
but others may say and will see more than this
reality in perfect symmetry

i'll tell you how often i was told
it's like this you have to obey
in this and that and no other way
fuck you, i'll do it my way

not all the things i've done in life were glorious, victorious
neither adviceable, nor reliable
but always serious
there's no need to apologize
there's no need to take an advice
from you

not all the things i've done in life were glorious, victorious
neither adviceable, nor reliable
but always serious
theres no need to apologize
theres no need to compromise

now tell me how often you are told
that no matter what you will do
in this or that, or any other way
i'd like to say
you are ok
Track Name: Accidental Love
ACCIDENTAL LOVE

once upon a time
when everything felt fine
i woke up at nine
due to sunshine

and while i was looking outside
i discovered a worm
rather disgusting
by a bird he'd been torn

so i started to wonder
if i was being warned
by a story of nature
the early bird gets the worm

what does all that mean
is it a hidden message
where can i find out
and do i have enough time
it's up to you
what you believe will come true
so what is with you
do you believe in accidental life

a little later
i saw the same bird
caught by a cat
and pushed into the dirt

and when i decided
to finally go to work
this cat was being hunted
by a dog who's named kirk

and after a long day
where i also got fired
my boss said 'you are late
and always come tired'

and if it wasn't enough
as i drove home from work
i hit with my car
the dog who's named kirk

what does all that mean
is it a hidden message
where can i find out
and do i have enough time
it's up to you
what you believe will come true
so what is with you
do you believe in accidental life

as i was thinking
it's enough for one day
i got out the car
and saw that kirk was ok

and while i was petting him
and thank god for this
there came kirk's owner
beautiful lis'

what does all that mean
is it a hidden message
where can i find out
and do i have enough time
it's up to you
what you believe will come true
i tell you what i do
i do believe in accidental love

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