*TRISTERO*

by Jaan Landheer

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released December 26, 2012

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Jaan Landheer Santa Barbara, California

Insightful and meaningful lyrics are Jaan's strong suit. Jaan's music holds a unique color that reflects his unusual life experiences. It is full of caring, insight, compassion and truth. It is also cutting edge and highly original.

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Track Name: Life In Color
Waking up for a dead end job
in a suit and tie just to stare at the wall
until 5 o'clock and I'm on the road
Behind miles of cars till I find my way home

But I'm dreaming life in color
cuz I've got the world to discover
and I'm seeing life in color
'cause I'm leaving town for the summer

Waiting aimlessly for your call
as I change the station but nothing is on
I'm counting sheep as I rest my head
till the lights are out and it's all been done and said

But I'm dreaming life in color
cuz I've got the world to discover
and I'm seeing life in color
'cause I'm leaving town for the summer
Track Name: Killing Time
Swimming in the midst of restless souls
waiting for a signal to take me home
I'm only passing through this lawless land
until my weary legs can help me stand
dreary eyed mister wants to pick a fight
nothing to lose in his strung out night
looking for a cut from a silver spoon
I am not the one he said he'll be back soon

Killin time, runnin circles in an endless parade
from sun-up, till the city lights have faded away
time to find a new friend who care's to take me in
or tonight I'll be calling these streets my home again
calling these streets my only friend

no cover and it's looking to rain now,
outta cash, gotta make it by somehow
If I retraced all the mistakes I made
maybe I can make sense of all this gray
wired in a clutter of wound up thoughts
moving so fast I already forgot
anxiety stabbin me in the back
synapsis triggers throwing me off track

killin time, runnin circles in an endless parade
from sun-up, till the city lights have faded away
time to find a new friend who care's to take me in
or tonight I'll be calling these streets my home again
calling these streets my only friend

I want you
I need you
I need you tonight for myself
You want me you need me
You need me toni-ight for your health

killin time, runnin circles in an endless parade
from sun-up, till the city lights have faded away
time to find a new friend who care's to take me in
or tonight I'll be calling these streets my home again
calling these streets my only friend
Track Name: What Side Are You On
Your'e only as good as your last word
You're only as bright as the day is long
So stay by the one who holds you
and I'll go on singing my lovesick song

You're only a passing moment
You're only a blink in the world that turns
So I'll keep on playing my guitar
wait for it all to crash and burn

What side are you on
What side are you on
What side are you on now?
What side are you on
What side are you on?
Doesn't matter anyhow

Your'e only as good as your last word
You're only as bright as the day is long
So stay by the one who holds you
and I'll go on singing my lovesick song

You're only a passing moment
You're only a blink in the world that turns
So I'll keep on playing my guitar
wait for it all to crash and burn

What side are you on
What side are you on
What side are you on now?
What side are you on
What side are you on?
Doesn't matter anyhow
Track Name: Take Back Your Mind
let's paint the signs on backwards
I'm willing to even the score
And we will all be helpless
just like centuries before

take back your mind
lose your sense of time
There's no direction to find
Take back your mind
Lose your sense of time
There's no direction to find

If I lost all my senses
Would there be light in the sky
Or would there be no failures
only a will to survive

Take back your mind
Lose your sense of time
There's no direction to find
Track Name: Red Sun
Red sun in a setting sky
I'll be out all night
Stirring trouble getting high
I know I'm alive
White pills and a fancy name
try to bring me down
No one here understands my feet have left the ground

And if you catch me falling
Falling out of touch
Don't take me from the ones who I love
And I will hold my head up high
High above the rest
cuz all these setbacks are just a test

new day on the horizon
suddenly I see
A change in atmosphere has led me to believe
I don't ask too much from you
maybe for the best
Will you help me save the world
I plan on nothing less

And if you catch me falling
Falling out of touch
Don't take me from the ones who I love
And I will hold my head up high
High above the rest
cuz all these setbacks are just a test

None of you can understand
the thoughts that race inside my head
I don't expect you to see my view
I only hope you will see this through
'cause none of you can understand
the thoughts that race inside my head
I don't expect you to see my view
I only hope you will see this through

And if you catch me falling
Falling out of touch
Don't take me from the ones who I love
And I will hold my head up high
High above the rest
Cause all these setbacks are just a test
Track Name: Motive
I'm fucking up
I'm taking the easy way out again
and I'm unstable

All out of luck
I'm making a jump to the hard stuff
and that's no fable

What's your motive
who's your lucky charm in white
Are you moving or you standing still in fright?

I'm letting go
I'm falling to see if you'll catch me
Or watch me drown

I need to know
Will you make a promise to love me
If I come down

What's your motive
who's your lucky charm in white
Are you moving or you standing still in fright?

I don't mind the darkness
If you can wait on me
If I got what I'm using
to let me know I'm free
I don't mind the darkness
If you can wait on me
If I got what I'm using
to let me know I'm free

What's your motive
who's your lucky charm in white
Are you moving or you standing still in fright?
Track Name: Lost in Confusion
You say it's all an illusion baby
You say it's all in my head
You think I've been on the streets too long
and it's a miracle that I'm not dead

'Cause I know where to run
I know where to hide
All my friends are rallied by my side
Know where to run
Know where to hide
Some of them left onto the other side

Lost in confusion
head in the stars
birds overhead
carry heavy hearts

lost in confusion
head in the stars
birds overhead carry purple hearts

You say it's all an illusion baby
I say it's all in your head
I think you been on the streets too long
and it's a miracle that you're not dead

'Cause you know where to run
you know where to hide
All your friends are rallied by your side
Know where to run, know where to hide
Some of them left onto the other side

Lost in confusion
head in the stars
birds overhead
carry heavy hearts
lost in confusion
head in the stars
birds overhead carry purple hearts

you're not special, you're not right
but you sure have a point to prove
wrapped up in a blanket of innocence
as your fighting for youth

Lost in confusion
head in the stars
birds overhead
carry heavy hearts
lost in confusion
head in the stars
birds overhead carry purple hearts
Track Name: Never Give In
Every place looks just the same
as the last one I was visiting
only thing that changes is the name
I see different faces in similar clothes
eating lunch at the same place across the globe
and I can't help but think it's strange

You want what you can't have
but they've got an answer
just take what you can grab
never give in, never give in, never give
You want what you can't have
but they found a cure
just take what you can't have
never give in, never give in, never giiive

Are you sick of the same food
the same store and the same clothes
I can't blame you
this mainstream is swallowing the culture that defines us
I don't wanna blend into this uniform of wage
time we arm ourselves now with the process of change

You want what you can't have
but they've got an answer
just take what you can grab
never give in, never give in, never give
You want what you can't have
but they found a cure
just take what you can't have
never give in, never give in, never giiive
Track Name: Closer To The Edge
One step
closer to the end
take a deep breath
would you feel regret
come down
let's not venture there
it's a long road
we haven't paid our fair

Alright , ok
I made another mistake
I shouldn't have led you on
I'm fine today
another line for a scripted stage
you know that there's something wrong

One shot was the catalyst
can't stop
driftin to abyss
wake me
when it's time to go
lately
been caught in the flow

Alright , ok
I made another mistake
I shouldn't have led you o-o-on
I'm fine today
another line for a scripted stage
you know that there's something wrong
just say that there's something wrong
Track Name: Afterlife
walls are caving in
nowhere left to run
guess I'm on my own
waiting for the rising sun

nights have been cold
Days have been long
I'll be on my way
If you care to come along

give you all I can
tell you what I know
Don't like what you hear
well then you are free to go

I am not alone
memories help remind
what I can't forget
will wash away in time

Time waits for no one
it just moves on it's way
I'm not sold on the afterlife
so I'm living for today

Time waits for no one
it just moves on it's way
I'm not sold on the afterlife
so I'm living for today

Nothing left to hide
something more to say
try to steal my pride
well I'm not the kind to break

Can't forget your words
just before the grave
whisper in my ear
no one's destined to be saved

we are what we make
every day to be
you can fade away or create a legacy

we are all alone
when we rest our head
time will only tell
what lies waiting up ahead

Time waits for no one
it just moves on it's way
I'm not sold on the afterlife
so I'm living for today

Time waits for no one
it just moves on it's way
I'm not sold on the afterlife
so I'm living for today
Track Name: One More Chance
One more chance
I'll make it clean
I'll find beauty in a sight unseen
All my friends they left me here
I came back and lost my fear
I don't owe you anything
Please come back or I will sink

Don't leave me
Don't touch me
Don't follow
Don't rush me
I need you
If I fall
I'll be there
If you call, If you call


If I tell you a secret
promise me you will keep it
animals can talk to me
tell me what it is they see
they can fee a change in mood
summertime is overdue
Won't be long before I go
I just thought you all should know

Don't leave me
Don't touch me
Don't follow
Don't rush me
I need you
If I fall
I'll be there
If you call, If you call

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