AWAN KAWAN

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This was recorded by Dave Bartels in Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia in 2013.

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released June 11, 2013

Production, Songwriting, Singing by Dave Bartels
Female Backing Vocals on tracks 2,10 by Ada Denok
Guitars on tracks 1,2,3,8,9,10 by Deswin Harydanto (Betet)
Engineering on most vocal recording by Ryan Teague
Production on track 7 by Matt Shoemaker

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Track Name: Good On You, My Friends
Good on you my friends, you really hit the ground runnin’
Willing to make a stand, apathy left it was sudden
Working for what you believe in though adversity is cunnin’
There is a power when we act together
Through creativity we can be clever
This thing is wings, and each of us a feather
In our endeavor to make it all much better

It will take a stretch, but we are patient
The time from seed to fruit may be longer than the life of an eggplant
We will speak our truth using human amplification
Flowing like water with internet coordination
Focus on real time, broadcasting the present
A kind of protection from distortive spin
At least until police agitation comes in

Good on you my friends, months have passed you’ve been persistent
Direct action is working the powers that be are listenin’
Well it don’t mean they see our side, they continue to build resistance
Free reign to detain, a new bill to prove it
Held without trial, that’s so unconstitutional
They have got power, they can abuse it
But the system in place, we are free to refuse it

Can we take money out of politics
I mean really, is that possible
It could be so good if we could
Get proper representation from the people

Good on you my friends, you really hit the ground runnin’
Track Name: Cold Feeling
its the morning she wakes up and puts on her makeup
there's no time to eat she goes to work for the paycheck
her best friends are on the rocks, she hope's that they break up
and call the whole thing off, chart it as a mistake yep
she bikes her fingernails as she drives to work,
and calls the young man in front of her a jerk
he cut her off, she honks the horn, she shows the middle finger
great way to start the day yeah this feeling will linger

and now she's cold, this feeling is so cold
yeah she is cold, this feeling is so cold

she circles the building to try to find parking,
she has the good fortune of someone departing
its that jerk who cut her off, and now he's taking off,
he had a deadline or something to drop off
stepping into the building, she looks at the ceiling,
the security camera makes her feeling uneasy
she walks into her office and they all say "good morning"
she says to herself "if it was good i'd be snoring"

and now she's cold, this feeling is so cold
yeah she is cold, this feeling is so cold

she sits in her chair in front of her computer,
the fingers on her keyboard type in password and user,
she has to remind herself that she is not a loser
cuz there's something she can't stand about the life of a commuter
well its not yet 10 o'clock, and she's staring at the clock
"wonder wether there's street sweeping on this block.
is it the second or the third thursday?"
she can't remember, she wants to scream in the worst way

and now she's cold, this feeling is so cold
yeah she is cold, this feeling is so cold
Track Name: Musim Lama
I remember you girl and your warm embrace
There's a smile on my face and the trace of a taste
Of a sweet kiss on my lips, and a feeling I can not erase

Where are you girl to unfurrow my brow
Aku ingat terus kamu punya bau
Ku mau pulang cepat, your memory is sweet but I need you right now

The rain is done, this season is old
The days go on, the wind gets cold
Aku harus ke sana, dengan kamu bersama
Untuk selamanya, dan lebih lama

Di mana sayang, ku telah pergi jauh
Cari apa aku, sendiri tak tau
Mau jadi Orang, tapi sudah rindu mu, semua tak mau

Kejar mimpi, pindah kota besar
City lights are so bright that I can't see the stars
Hidup ku sudah penuh, but I'm empty until I am where you are

The rain is done, this season is old
The days go on, the wind gets cold
Aku harus ke sana, dengan kamu bersama
Untuk selamanya, dan lebih lama.
Track Name: Song 4 the Road
How many miles until I’m home?
How far must I go before I can rest these aching bones?
How long until I am back again?
I don’t know when
Will you still be waiting?
Time will tell and we will see, you
Can’t forecast humanity and
When I get there will you still be waiting?

If I busted a U and flipped a . will I have even turned around?
And when my destination switched would I still miss your voice’s sound?

If I try to look you in the eye I end up looking at the ground
If looking at you means looking back would I still like where I am found?

If I flipped you off, called you a . would I still have a place to stay?
If I took to the road without a map would I be able to find my way?

If I turned to you and said: I can’t stand this, I'm going away
Would you never talk to me again?
Would there never be anybody to tell me its gonna be ok?

How many miles until I’m home?
How far must I go before I can rest these aching bones?
How long until I am back again?
I don’t know when
Will you still be waiting?
Time will tell and we will see, you
Can’t forecast humanity and
When I get there will you still be waiting?
Track Name: Went Back to Bed
woke up this morning
didn't like what I saw
went back to bed
and that's all

this story reminds me of high school
well then i guess that's how its been
this situation is just like __ _ before __ __
this record has completed one full revolution
all the way 'round and right back again
all that's been done i've been spun

sometimes when i try to sleep at night
i fake myself into believing that everything's gonna be alright
i find comfort in the fact that i can be strong on my own, now there's no looking back
but in the back of my head when i'm laying in bed
i find myself obsessing over words that you said
here i sit a pile of nothing
what we had wasn't perfect but at least it was something
Track Name: Away From You
I got in, took off my pack
But the weight's not off my back
There's a stack of distractions called responsibilities
And they are leading me away from you

Though tonight is a new moon
Its too bright outside my room
Away from you and there's no stars
And the water tastes like chlorine
Where I want to be is back where water's clean

In the BART station thats full
No body is comfortable
The train pulls away they stare
Is there anybody there

Ask the otters or the whales
In the waters about my scales
I've got pails and pails off feeling
Been collecting at your spring
You told me:
"You can do anything, but you can't do everything"

I've waited to hear you sing
In my head your voice will ring
Track Name: Didonesia
I fell in love Indonesia
Tak mau pergi tempat saya
But I can’t work with my visa
Harus pulang jadi kaya

Bagaimana beli tanah
Tanpa modal tanpa kerja

Ibu suru pulang cepat
Keluarga juga marah
Aku rindu mereka true
What can I do orang barat

Punya mimpi buat tani
Makan buah beneath the tree

Live at the beach
Track Name: The Love
Its like catching butterflies, this sentiment
The thoughts were organized but trapped in net
Not as half as beautiful, but we forget
Until we set it free

The love that I have for you and you have for me,
Flying away
Will stay on its own accord
If we let go of expectations

Love is not a static thing, it needs to breathe
Do not grasp it so tight, only believe
That it sits atop a mat, which time has weaved
And it is always free

The love that I have for you and you have for me
Jadi pulang
Picture you and me together singing a song
After all the time that we have left is no so long
Better to make the best use of what we do have

Spring will follow winter and its roots are strong
Our love will sprout again before to long
In the meantime don’t forget to sing your song
And no matter what it’ll be ok

The love that I have for you and you have for me
Expanding into
The brightest light that anyone’s ever seen
No more me no more you
Bigger than the world that we live in
And we are one
So in fact there is no separation
Track Name: Circle
There are no sides, this is a circle
There are no free rides, this is a circle
You say the sun is yellow but dude it is purple
Life is one free ride and this is a circle

Come on help me out, this is a circle
I can’t figure it out, is this a circle?
You say you’re seeing angles but check your resolution
This is a circle and your problem is your solution
Track Name: Coulda Been Stylin'
If we hadn’t been so clever in our expansionist endeavors
We could be so stylin right now
Instead of running round stressin bout the problems we created
We could be so stylin right now
But with massive creation also comes massive destruction
Could a reduction save us all now?

Y’know sometimes I think its too late
Sometimes I think its too late

If we’d been a little dumber in the end it may have been better
We could be so stylin right now
There’s a hole in the bucket and we keep pouring more and more water
But the water just won’t stop leaking out
Instead of turning of the faucet, we blindly condem the water
We doing too much and that is what this is about

Y’know sometimes I think its too late
Sometimes I think its too late

Then I see weeds sprouting through concrete
And it renews my faith that it will be ok
There is a power which comes from beneath our feet
And even if humankind doesn’t make it
It will still be ok
Track Name: Kamu Tinggal di Hatiku
Tuhan berkat mu cintaku
Kenapa kami harus jauh begini
Apa kamu susah di sana
Ko tau aku galau di sini

Good night sleep tight sweet dreams
Ku keingin ketemu di mimpi
Tetap rasanya tidak ganti daripada saat kami bersama
Sudah lama, kamu tinggal di hati ku

Aku kangen tempat keluarga kamu
Tapi supaya boleh tinggal di negera mu aku harus jauh
Kalau biaya untuk kamu di sini
Aku tidak mampu
Track Name: whereyougonnagetyourwaterfrom?
whereyougonnagetyourwaterfrom
when yer livin on the top of a hill?

whereyougonnagetyourwaterfrom
when yer livin on the top of a hill?
after six months the rain is done
do you have access to a high-powered drill?
whereyougonnagetyourwaterfrom
when yer livin on the top of a hill?

whereyougonnagetyourwaterfrom
when yer livin in the city?
the river is all black and full of trash
grandpa said it once was pretty
whereyougonnagetyourwaterfrom
when yer livin in the city?
Track Name: Bow & Arrow
Ma & Pa, you are the bow, I am the arrow
the divine pulled the twine and let go
well here I am
Ma & Pa, thanks for the blood that's in my marrow
I will fly away like a sparrow
you know I gotta jam

I will return home to you
I will return that's what migrating birds do

Ma & Pa, you are a springboard atop big stairs
I know you care, but now I'm mid-air
my destiny is a heated pool
Ma & Pa, thanks for the ride down to the airport
I'll find my way I am my own sort
and I packed six pairs of shoes