Dear You

by Kaeru

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Dear You,

A Pathetic demo.

This album is about an emotional journey of overcoming pathetic weaknesses and reclaiming my strength and dignity.

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released June 23, 2016

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Kaeru Melbourne, Australia

Kaeru makes music. Soulful music, personal music, Earth music, happy music, sad music.. Whatever needs to be expressed ;)
It's his main purpose and his first passion.

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Track Name: Dear You (Intro)
Dear you,

How can I address this with the clarity it deserves?
I'm afraid I need to sharpen my words, because yours are so powerful that mine just won't work.
Track Name: What Did You Used To Believe
What did you used to believe?

It's gone now, gone now.
It's gone now, gone now.

When did you let go of your dreams?
Why did you let go of your dreams?
Were they hurting you?
Did they do no good?
Track Name: As You Were
Are you still grieving or are you over it?

I heard that you changed your name
But you still look the same
We're bored of you now anyway
It is too late for you to change
In your memories you'll be the same
In our memories you'll stay the same

As you were, as you were
Track Name: Those Who Weight
Don't you know that good thing that come to those who weight
Is that why you're so heavy?
Don't you know that you're running late
Is that why you're not ready?
Track Name: Page
Each page just needs a couple of lines at a time
I might return to them later
Or I might rip them out
Something could form from the shreds that I scatter
Or nothing could happen and that doesn't matter

I clear hate to create something I love
Sometimes I'm a puppet
Sometimes I'm a glove
You can wear me if I fit
Or are you scared of that bit?
Forget, I'm not human
I want to be your slave
Take me to the water, I'll drink and I'll behave
But to be sure, shield my vision from both sides so I can't see
The peripheral freedoms that don't belong to me
Track Name: Pathetic
When did you become such a pathetic caricature of what you once were?
When did you become this twisted version of what you once were?
When did you get so sick, so sick?
Oh anemia of your soul
It's so pale and frail and falling to bits
Like broken glass in shards that pierce you and never come unstuck
You are turning into dust
You are such a wreck

When did you become this pathetic caricature of what you once were?
When did you become this twisted version of what you wanted to be?
When did you get so sick, so sick?
Anemia of your soul
It's so pale and frail and it's falling and breaking into bits

We all know you are better than that - but you've been acting uo
We all know you are better than this empty cup
We all know you can refill your self - with no luck
You don't need a thing to make you full

When did you become this pathetic caricature of yourself?
When did you become this twisted version of who you want to be?
When did you get so sick, so sick?
Anemia of your soul
It's so pale and frail it's breaking into bits

Snap out of it
Just snap out of it
Snap out of it

Please, now, snap out of it
Track Name: Dog Child
The dog child from my dream was an illusion
The dog child from my dream wasn't real
But I remember what I named him

So I took him and I refused to buy him shoes
He'll be fine when he's living in the bush

The dog child from my dream was an illusion
The dog child that I raised wasn't real
But I remember what I named him

I took him and I refused to buy him shoes
He'll be fine when he's living in the bush

The dog child from my dream was an illusion
He told me that I dream too much

So I took him and I refused to buy him shoes
He'll be fine when he's living in the bush
He won't need shoes there
Track Name: These Things
When I'm feeling proper, the sky is oh so grey
It is that I'm in England on a summers day
I feel my purest privilege is unbecoming true
Entitlement's my guilt for what it is I do

These things I seem to mimic could come in any minute
So I'll just shake my hand up to give you your release

I think I must be better, because I'm better off
Without my tired guard keeping up his watch
He knows I won't escape, so why does he waste my time?
I've already had my punishment but I forgot my crime
I figure why I wait here I can kill the clock
I'll draw things on the walls and my art will break the lock

These things I seem to mimic could come in any minute
So I'll shake my hand up to give you your release

They understate the outlaw who's love is his cocoon
He's birthing in reverse now, returning to her womb
So when he dies again next he'll be a friendly ghost
With blessings on the hosted and curses on the host
If he should sit in silence his heart would make the noise
With hunger for the apple and desire for the boys

These thing I seem to mimic could come in any minute
So I'll just shake my hand up to give you your release
Track Name: Open You
If I simplify my message will you understand
That what I try to give you comes from an empty hand
I don't know much - But I can breathe
There is what you want and there is what you need
I can give you both if your accepting
They fit into the heart that you're protecting

But I can't open you
There are some things only you can do

If I could waste time on myself
I think it's better spent on someone else
I am fine without my own guidance
It is always there it's underlying
I want to share it and pass it on
Make use of it before it's gone

But you can't close my
There are some things only I can try
Track Name: New Excuse
I can clean your house for you
It has become this thing that I do
Organizing collections of spoons
I'm still unsure of this purpose
What did I do to deserve this?
Scrubbing cupboard doors that you will never open
I try to find the hidden meaning
On the surfaces I am cleaning
But all I see are someone else's stains
Am I paying back my old versions?
Holding back my sick perversions
Sometimes it turns me on to touch your underwear
It's uncomfortable what I am revealing
But it's hard to hide how I am feeling
I've become an underpaid maid
I don't want your money but I'll take your change
But it is not my place to rearrange
Your scattered world that keeps you out of mind
I would like to heal you but it does no good
All I want to tell you but I never could
You have to clean up after yourself
It should be that simple and for me it is
But I took my time to figure out this
So you might take your time too
I'm not sure if it helps, this thing I do
Or do I just give you a new excuse?
Track Name: Common Link
My love for you keeps growing as you sink beneath your shell
I want to crack it open - it's no place for you to dwell
I have seen your skin and it's so shiny, tastes salty like the sea
I want you to feel safe to share your vulnerability
There is power all around and there is power deep inside
If I help you reach you it does it defecate your pride?
There is no such thing as weakness - we are stronger than we think
The pain that we experience comes from a common link
We are linked to a planet that cries tears so obvious
It's our mother and our father and it birthed each one of us
She wants us to burn down our houses - return to the trees
He wants us to look at the stars - and be together as please
Each wall and window that we build to hide from one another
Reduces me to silence as I scream "I am your brother"
Track Name: Holding You Close
Holding you close, holding you near
I should feel only love inside, instead I feel fear
Wanting so much to make their lives good
Afraid I can't give them as much as I should
How will I teach them to dream if I've never had one come true?
And will they believe in miracles if I can't say that I do

When do I show them how our world really is?
Do I show them now or let them be kids for a while
For a while

How will I teach them to choose if I myself struggle with choice
How will I teach them to sing if I can't even find my own voice
When do I show them how our world really is?
Do I show them now or let them be kids for a while
For a while
Let them be kids for a while

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Holding you close and holding you near
I feel only love for you, there's no room for fear!
I'm gonna give you even more than I had
Cause you're what I live for and I know I can
I'm gonna teach you to dream and know that they will come true
I want you believing in miracles and all of the things you can do
I'm gonna teach you to choose and I'll stand behind your every choice
I'm gonna teach you to sing and the world is gonna hear your voice

Hear your voice, my children singing
Hear your voice, hear it singing