Dark Flowers Awake

by Dan Söderqvist

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Selected Collaborations
2002-2010

All Songs
Music, Lyrics, Performance & Production
Dan Söderqvist

A Seagulls Dream & La La Land
Basic rythm tracks by Anne Sulikowski (Building castles made of matchsticks)

Pretty Blue Forever
Lyrics by Gregory James Wyrick

Endymion
Lyrical quotes from John Keats & Samuel Coleridge
Guitar samples by Beatriz Vaca Campayo (Narcoleptica)

Continuous Present
Lyrics by Ilinca Bernea
Ambient samples by Paul Molyneux (Ocosi) & Yves Chamberlain (Apjiw)

Let it be a Dream
Basic music track by Massimo Amato (Mono-drone)

Blue Evening (Version)
Lyrics by Anjum Hasan
Absynth sample by Karl Gasleben (Twice a Man)
A shorter version was published on Twice a Man´s album Agricultural Beauty 2002.

Album Photo
© Anki Olebring

A Warm Thank You to all my Collaborators!

Review: www.coldwarnightlife.com/reviews/2015/10/in-the-garden-of-dark-flowers/

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released October 10, 2015

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I normally work with Twice a Man.

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Track Name: A Seagulls Dream
You and me, out at the sea
A flash in my memory

I am here, you are here
Floating in, a seagulls dream
We are together, we are together
Drifting in, the same mind

Our feet are sinking in the sand
This is a strange and foreign land
Tell me your secrets
Tell me your dreams
And we can fly

I am here, you are here
Floating in, a seagulls dream
We are together, we are together
Drifting in, the same mind

Open your eyes, heaven is here
Look what i have found
Love is all around

You and me, out at the sea
Track Name: La La Land
Sleeping or dreaming
Everyone has everything they need

Wild flowers grow
Wild flowers grow

Dreams govern this land
Dreams govern this land

La la land
Is everywhere, is everywhere

Illusion, Horizon, Confusion
Track Name: Pretty Blue Forever
the endlessness and it's numbing
the tireless utterances that stir this dark flower awake
their tragic waves of ache, in the whim of your return
your posturing among the living

the grandeur of the slow wasting that slips beneath my skin
the leeches of memory twisted too ugly to ever be dreamt again
all that you've left behind, collected and remember

you and your deacons of deflower and devour
i simply ask

what has become of our pretty blue forever
Track Name: Endymion
When you feel sad and torn
and cant imagine any dreams
in the land of shadows

Feel the wind, from far away
that hit you right into your face
its as strong as ever

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever

In spite of all, some shape of beauty
moves away the pall, from our dark spirits

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever

Thoughts, passions, and all delights
Whatever stirs this mortal frame
All are ministers of love
and feed his sacred flame

When you feel sad and torn
and cant imagine any dreams
in the light of your shadows

Feel the wind, from far away
that hit you right into your face
its as strong as ever

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever
Track Name: Continuous Present
We will meet each other in poems or music
Always
We’ll be there alone, in a rainy room
Lying on the carpet, vestured in silver sounds
We are dressed only in cigarette smoke and echoes
Making love in a continuous present

Now when I deeply need your absence
Don’t look at me, Do not listen to me
My angel, Don’t be afraid
It is never too late for love

Build me in this moment for eternity
I don’t want to get out of here
This invisible place wherein there’s no abyss
Between to be and to make
Between to feel and to exist

Now when I deeply need your absence
Don’t look at me, Do not listen to me
My angel, Don’t be afraid
It is never too late for love
Track Name: Let it be a Dream
In an ocean of illusion, home seams so far away
Being is the joy, that every human seeks
Use silence and awareness, to reach out for the sublime

Its better to end it now, to let it be a dream
Its better to end it now, to let it be a dream

Let it be a dream
Let it be a dream

Your fine eyes are looking back, while Im crawling on the floor
You had to get yourself together, as we fell apart
You showed your lovely smile, and every cell was listening
Is there a hole in the sky, for our happiness

Its better to end it now, to let it be a dream
iIs better to end it now, to let it be a dream
Track Name: Blue Evening (Version)
Blue evening, Blue evening
The clouds are mountains. The mountains… mist
And faraway peach trees, have fruit in their branches
Flanneled-skinned fruit, the rare, colour of love

The sky rolls away softly, leaving the pebbles ringing
And even your blood, dissolves upon
the star-bruised edges of distant streets

Young women´s shadows, like laughing wine-dark puppets
come to whisper among rough bushes
and gather their washed white sheets
And now the day is a burning line in the sky
And girls sit in doorways, fading into the blue evening…

Night is a constant surprise. The moon steps into a puddle
A women steps into the moon, her white ankles laughing in pain
You stand on these deep blue roads, as if you were a cat on a wall
and nothing in the whole darkening world was worth a sniff

But sometimes, the blue of the air
wrings a confession out of you:
I cannot say anything now
nothing - not a word...