Our Secrets of Living

by Natives

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released September 18, 2013

All songs written and composed by Natives

Vocals: Eline Ghysels
Guitars: Brecht Vissers
Keys: Jens Paeyeneers
Bass: Michael Tubex
Drums: Sebastiaan Schillebeeckx

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Natives Herentals, Belgium

In 2011 Natives invented themselves in Herentals, Belgium. Every good invention is a reaction to a deficiency in the world. Nobody said we were a good invention though.

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Track Name: Let It Slide
If we turn the lights outside in, we illuminate the sun
Now I won’t rephrase my message, what is done is now sung
I whisper to the pond, my secrets of living,
I feng shui the fish and show them that I mean it

Oh, it was nothing, there was nothing left behind
And if there was still something, I would let it slide

If we let the night outside in, I’ll show you how I’m weak
He was bedridden and famished, they said he died at his peak
We breathe our complications, our secrets of living
We feng shui the graveyard and show them that we mean it

Oh, it was nothing, there was nothing left behind
And if there was still something, I would let it slide
I would tell you anything, but nothing of the kind
And if you’re finally ready, you can let it slide
Track Name: Strange Beside You
I know I got a messy brain
and hospitals aren't pretty
as they used to be

So it goes when you're finished
I wonder why
I walk so strange beside you

So it goes, I am finished
but I want to know why
I walk so strange beside you

I show you to a new place
where the people are singing
we'd get used to it

So it goes when you're finished
I wonder why
I walk so strange beside you

So it goes, I am finished
but I want to know why
I walk so strange beside you
Track Name: Who Runs The World Anyway?
I speak fluent gibberish
won't you come in for a kiss?
Some open waters in his eyes
I feel alive
Your love, she cried, surprise, surprise

Who knows why we have to be
living dancefloor slavery?
they tried to take our lonely nights
our broken hearts
But you and me, we saved our last

They left me dancing here
Climb the beach, bite my earlobes
Drink if you are afraid
Who runs the world anyway?

These few things can help us out:
greenhouse gas and my big mouth
Please read me my Miranda rights,
just for tonight
please don't listen to my lies

They left me dancing here
Climb the beach, bite my earlobes
Drink if you are afraid
Who runs the world anyway?

He left me standing here
Swallowing all my sweet words
Drink if you are afraid
Who runs the world anyway?
Track Name: Tadpoles
Please remember these
these few distinct names
they will be home late
sitting by the stream

Million things to do
Counting all the tadpoles
Crucial things to do
Just one of the tadpoles

Million things to do
Counting all the tadpoles
Crucial things to do
Just one of the tadpoles
Track Name: Like A Rosary
You're like a robinet
that flew right past my garden
and while you were doing that
I'd mistaken you for water

I was pointed out to you
a handsome Madrilenian
And while they were doing that
I blushed and drank some more again

Don't tell him anything
I am bored by his boredom
He still is the bomb to me
Just not the explosion

And I clutched my beer like a rosary
while the nightmen sang their tune
And I know I should feel somewhat guilty
but he should feel guilty too

Some Moorisch influence
in your eyes, the honest organ
and while I took note of that
your hair brushed my shoulder

I'm not the one to brush and tell
but your black locks they felt golden
and I stopped you right in your tracks
I shouted "Hola, no pasaran"

And I clutched my beer like a rosary
while the nightmen sang their tune
And I know I should feel somewhat guilty
but he should feel guilty too

And I hugged him like a rosary
while the bed springs sang their tune
and I know we never feel guilty
when it's just me and you
Track Name: Far Above The Brake Lights
Shall we dance?
When love breaks down
motorway
a river

Far above
the brake lights
on a bridge
discount wine

I won't get
swept away now
I am scared
to be loved

Far above
the brake lights
They still shine
in your eyes