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Twerk

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„Sophomore album by Hey Karen is like carpet bombing. Just grand artillery with fat beats.”
„Hani created his own music genre, where music and vocals live in utopian symbiosis, and the artist himself has the most fun with it.”
„It's just a matter of time when songs like 'Kids', 'Head Like a Hole' or 'Knives' will become cult classics. Mark my words.”

Taken from review on Brand New Anthem: newanthem.pl/hey-karen-twerk/ [in Polish]

„Hey Karen learned to write songs with such unpredictable structures, so now it's impossible to guess where his songs will go. Chiptunesque electro attacks you from the very start with its density, distinctly clear rhythm and clever electronic additions.”

Taken from review on We Are From Poland!: wearefrompoland.blogspot.com/2012/10/hey-karen-twerk-numbersletters-2012.html [in Polish

Hani would like to thank:
- Electro Skansen for inspiration and helping him out here and there
- all of his friends and family for being out there
- Thomas Bangalter, Sam Eastgate, Ralf Hütter, Trent Reznor, Thom Yorke, Jack White, Skinny, Quentin Tarantino, David Lynch, Kevin Smith, David Fincher, Chuck Palahniuk, God & MTV.

equipment used: Shure microphone, Yamaha keyboards, Sony Vaio & Apple Macbook laptops, Apple Mac Mini desktop, Sennheiser & Sony headphones, Creative speakers, software by: Ableton, Empire interactive, Acoustica, AnalogX, Audacity and Apple, accessories by Logitech, Thomson, Labtec, Apple, Sony and HTC.

additional thanks from Hani to Ikea for providing him with most of his furniture.

credits

released September 1, 2012

recorded in stereo at Paris Garage studio Warsaw from July 2011 to August 2012. all songs written, produced and performed by Hani, except where noted.

this album is free and samples used are not intended to violate the copyrights of their creators, all rights reserved to their respective owners. why is my music free? visit creativecommons.org to learn about free licenses.

released and distributed by Numbers/Letters. 2012 (CC-BY-NC-SA) Paris Garage, ltd.

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// Hey Karen // is a music project created by Hani, a guy from Warsaw, Poland. he's not afraid of experimenting with anything that gets in his hands - electro/electronica, minimal, synthpop, industrial, tech-house - are his main fields of interest.

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Track Name: Kids
glue your fingers together
see the pretty results
bite your nails, sharpen your tail
you'll need more weapons than just this gun
cut your skin with paper
we'll see what's inside
shiny objects, pretty sparkles
are all you need with your short attention span

this isn't battlefield but still it takes some balls
to realise that you act like you know it all
you tend to pretend to be something real, but in the end
it all goes away, my dear old friend

you're so so so so sophisticated
it's real it's fun
it's what's the cool kids play
you're so so so so so intoxicated
it gets worse in a moment
take your best shot

kinda is not so far away from sorta
at least, according to you
that's what they taught you in your childhood
it's just one of things you people do
you say it's wrong to be transparent
but i value my transparency
at least i'm not covered in blood
at least you have nothing on me

this isn't real world but still it takes some time
to realise that we all will be just as fine
without your presence, your essence, though we are peasants
in your eyes of magnificent kind

you're so so so so sophisticated
it's real it's fun
it's what's the cool kids play
you're so so so so so intoxicated
it gets worse in a moment
take your best shot

whatever is pretty close to however
at least, according to your friends
that's what you do at your parties
it's one of the things you people do
you say it's wrong i'm getting mainstream
but i like to be run of the mill
at least i don't have to pretend
at least i get to be myself

you're so so so so sophisticated
it's real it's fun
it's what's the cool kids play
you're so so so so so intoxicated
show me what you got
and take your best shot
Track Name: This is now
i find myself in situations
that make me blush like shit
i know i'm not so stupid
but some things i don't get
what men are saying on the tv
what girls say on the street
what all my friends are taking
and who they want to meet

people denying people
people avoiding people
people forgetting people
people that are no people
i'm people who know people
but now i know no one
my faith in this collision
is now coming undone

this is what we've all become
this is what's on the news
i must have lost track of time
now i feel so confused

the filth of present moment
is filling up my lungs
the pressure keeps on rising
i'm done i'm fucked i'm strung
why do they smile on tv?
why do they dance like this
they should be sharpening knives
they should prepare their fists

people who look like mirrors
people who dress up well
people who nicely pretend
people who'll go to hell
i'm people who knew people
and now I'm all alone
should I be running now
should I pretend I'm strong

this is now
this is the present time
this is what's real
i feel so inadequate
like i've been long asleep
this is what we've all become
this is what's on the news
i must have lost track of time
now i feel so confused
Track Name: The fix
oh don't worry!
we're from poland
we'll fix your problems
we'll make your way

oh don't worry!
we're your people
we know your worries
we'll suit you up

we are the television

oh don't worry!
motherfuckers
we touch the floor
we bang on the door

oh please don't panic!
we've got the money
we'll make you happy
that's what we're for
Track Name: Head like a hole
godmoney
i’ll do anything for you
godmoney
just tell me what you want me to
godmoney
nail me up against the wall
godmoney
don’t want everything
he wants it all

no you can’t take it
no you can’t take it
no you can’t take that away from me
no you can’t take it
no you can’t take it
no you can’t take that away from me

head like a hole
black as your soul
i’d rather die
than give you control
head like a hole
black as your soul
i’d rather die
than give you control

bow down before the one you serve
you’re going to get what you deserve
bow down before the one you serve
you’re going to get what you deserve

godmoney’s
not looking for the cure
godmoney’s not concerned
about the sick among the pure
godmoney
let’s go dancing
on the backs of the bruised
godmoney’s
not one to choose

no you can’t take it
no you can’t take it
no you can’t take that away from me
no you can’t take it
no you can’t take it
no you can’t take that away from me

head like a hole
black as your soul
i’d rather die
than give you control
head like a hole
black as your soul
i’d rather die
than give you control

head like a hole
black as your soul
i’d rather die
than give you control
head like a hole
black as your soul
i’d rather die
than give you control
head like a hole
black as your soul
i’d rather die
than give you control
head like a hole
black as your soul
i’d rather die
than give you control

bow down before the one you serve
you’re going to get what you deserve
bow down before the one you serve
you’re going to get what you deserve
Track Name: Song for the Fox
i've been kind to you
gave myself all in
held my head down low
oh so carefully

i've been listening
to whispers of the trees
have you waited
long enough for me?
Track Name: Knives
pristine covers on my eyes
block out all the lights
fresh air humbles me
with all its purity
acid raindrops, sugar coating
and shattered glass
I can hear your voice
in this crystal symphony

I'm alone
in terms of my short sight
I'm happy to be blind
I imagine you're alright
still, don't go
because I'm so obtuse
I'm happy to be used
if I'm used by you

your fingertips are haunting me
and burning my skin
my bleeding wounds cut with a knife
invited you in
so now you've got me all tied up
inside your hair
but I try to convince myself
that I'm still aware

I'm alone
in terms of my short sight
I'm happy to be blind
I imagine you're alright
still, don't go
because I'm so obtuse
I'm happy to be used
if I'm used by you

pristine covers on my eyes
block out all the lights
fresh air humbles me
with all its purity
acid raindrops, sugar coating
and shattered glass
I can hear your voice
in this crystal symphony

I'm alone
in terms of my short sight
I'm happy to be blind
I imagine you're alright
still, don't go
because I'm so obtuse
I'm happy to be used
if I'm used by you

I'm alone
in terms of my short sight
I'm happy to be blind
I imagine you're alright
still, don't go
because I'm so obtuse
I'm happy to be used
if I'm used by you
Track Name: Undress
your body’s charming
i can’t contain myself
my thoughts are dirty
i’m going straight to hell
your eyes are burning
i feel this anxiety
i have to warn you
you’re not safe next to me

the air is so heavy
but you don’t have to worry
i’ll move you a bit closer
so things will get much deeper
you don’t have to tease me
you seem to be so lovely
if you want me to fuck you
then i will do it properly

so now, undress
so now, undress
come on and undress

this ain’t exactly
what is good for me and you
but i think it’s the only
proper thing for us to do
your skin is sweaty
i can smell it through the sheets
this is the moment
in which our ego’s meet

the air is so heavy
but you don’t have to worry
i’ll move you a bit closer
so things will get much deeper
you don’t have to tease me
you seem to be so lovely
if you want me to fuck you
then i will do it properly
Track Name: Hold on
my hand is shaking
i need you to calm it down
hesitation
is not very good for me
i need something
to be my own guiding light
something special
to place in my heart

that's the wake up call
for those who think that they
will last forever
that they are immortal
i'm not a preacher
i don't want to sound cliche
but that's future
in emptiness that fades away

although the times are tough
and the tide is strong
all that I want you to do is to hold on
hold on
hold on, my dear
please, hold on
when everything falls apart
and everything is wrong
all that I want you to do is to hold on
hold on
hold on, my love
all that I want you to do is to hold on

my head is wasted
i need you to put it back
in its right place
where it used to be
forgive my weakness
but now i need your help
to get me through this
to help me stay awake

although the times are tough
and the tide is strong
all that I want you to do is to hold on
hold on
hold on, my dear
please, hold on
when everything falls apart
and everything is wrong
all that I want you to do is to hold on
hold on
hold on, my love
all that I want you to do is to hold on