Luck Keeps Us Alive

by Dominik McNeder

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1.
Needles 02:23
It was about a year ago When I found those needles on the floor You said they were not yours You said they were not yours But then the police knocked on our door But you left those things behind you now It wasn’t easy but you’re fine I’m so proud of you, my brother I’m so proud of you, my friend Not too long ago We both lost a friend To that needle stinging bastard drug It could have been your death too It could have been your end But you left those things behind you now It wasn’t easy but you’re fine I’m so proud of you, my brother I’m so proud of you, my friend This new beginning takes a lot more time to end Takes a lot more time to end
2.
Heroes 03:41
I could never trust these chords Like the Punks do these days I would never believe anything I say Watching me standing on a stage Is a waste of time anyway So please sing with your heroes 33rpm But don’t make me one of them I ain’t no hero I’m just a fool Who plays his guitar I should neither stay nor go And I shouldn’t drink when I play a show But I do so don’t you judge me If I fuck up every song I sing And keep on singing along So please sing with your heroes 33rpm But don’t make me one of them I ain’t no hero I’m just a fool Who plays his guitar I ain’t no hero
3.
To Be Alone 03:16
She said I don't like to be alone And I replied Don't worry, you'll be alright I won't leave your side No, I won't run I don't even have nowhere to be She said at first she was scared She never felt like this before That I took her heart and made it mine I said it's okay, baby Here's my heart It's alright to be alone As long as you call at night To tell me that you miss me And that you're gonna come home soon She said at first she was scared She never felt like this before That I took her heart and made it mine I said it's okay, baby Here's my heart. Now make it yours
4.
First Love 05:13
When we were 4 or 5 We went down to our friend’s house He put on Use Your Illusions I We were instantly blown away You started growing your hair And I started dressing like Duff We went and browsed through our father’s records And found a tape of Made In Japan And every day after school we put on Sweet Child In Time on repeat Every day in school we sang Sweet Child O’ Mine and stomped our feet Brother if it wasn’t for you I don’t know if I’d be standing here If it wasn’t for you I don’t know if I’d be singing these songs tonight We begged to stay up late And watched Headbanger’s Ball The power of those Metalheads The energy, it got us through the day But still we got back to turning Dad’s records up And listened to Bob Dylan I remember it, like it was yesterday When we found out that Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door Wasn’t by G’n’R When I was 14 I got into Punk Rock And you got into other stuff But still to this day we share The music we love with each other We share our first love until we die We share our first love until we die Brother if it wasn’t for you I don’t know if I’d be standing here If it wasn’t for you I don’t know if I’d be singing these songs
5.
Wanderlust 03:27
When I woke up this morning I walked right out the door No direction, no destination I just couldn't stay here no more There's this wanderlust I can't suppress Sometimes I have to leave the places that I love To see what there is to see To feel what there is to feel I'm not running away I cherish every second I am home But sometimes my feet are like compass needles They point to directions I don't know There's this wanderlust I can't suppress Sometimes I have to leave the places that I love To see what there is to see To feel what there is to feel
6.
I used to go to the mall And shoplift at the record store Then I sold the CDs in school With the money I got I asked some 18 year old dude To buy me cigarettes and booze And on the weekends I shared the drinks With my friends We got drunk at the riverside And listened to them Rock'n'Roll songs We were Anti-establishment Anti-government Anti-everything and -anything Even ourselves I joined the Communist Youth Because my brother quoted Marx all day I found a way to not think about myself too much I thought it was easier to find someone else that is to blame For all the bullshit that was going on In this world For all the bullshit that was going on In my life I was Anti-establishment Anti-government Anti-mankind But I didn't know that I was just fighting against myself A few years of teenage rage passed Before I realised, there's nothing I can do Except writing these songs To make it easier for me To deal with everything that's going on In this world To deal with everything that's going on In my life Let's be Anti-depressant Anti-reluctant Anti-nothing Everybody sing along We are Pro-life Pro-love Pro-friends So raise your hands up and go...
7.
The sound after I dropped The needle on you That crackle from the scratches Makes me wonder How many hands have touched you How often you were passed around How many times you were lost and found Digging through thousands of records Digging through dozens of scratched up 45s Just to find that one gem That’s where my passion lies There’s this feeling I get When my fingertips slide over That one Springsteen record That one Bob Dylan 45 That rare pressing of I Heard They Suck Live! Digging through thousands of records Digging through dozens of scratched up 45s Just to find that one gem That’s where my passion lies Some say it’s just a piece of wax But to me it’s more than that It’s thick black blood that’s running through my veins Those records keep me sane Digging through thousands of records Digging through dozens of scratched up 45s Just to find that one gem That’s where my passion lies Digging through thousands of records Digging through dozens of scratched up 45s Just to find that one gem That’s what I do to stay alive
8.
I've been sitting in this hotel room For quite some time With the lights out And the curtains closed A few bottles of wine Are lying on the floor I'm running out of cigarettes While I'm lying here in bed thinking about you. I wanna get back home to you We'll listen to some records I'll even let you choose We'll have some laughs and drinks Because the wine tastes better, when I'm with you I have no idea at all if it's day or night I wrote so many words in my notebook And tore them out I wrote down all of the reasons Why you're not here with me But none of them make sense No nothing makes sense to me anymore I wanna get back home to you We'll listen to some records I'll even let you choose We'll have some laughs and drinks Because the wine tastes better When I'm with you. I wanna get back home to you We'll listen to some records I'll even let you choose We'll have some laughs and drinks Because the wine tastes so much better When I'm with you.
9.
I'm walking through the night Smoking my last cigarette My hands are dirty My feet are soaking wet I can't recall why I'm walking away But I can't think of a reason that would make me stay I'm coming back to you The day when I arrived I was sure I'm here to stay I just felt right at home Altough I was so far away But then I started moving further from the shore Just to see you smile When you're waiting at the door That's why I'm coming back to you I'm coming back to you California will always be in my heart But home is not always where the heart is It's where you wanna be That's why I'm coming back to you I'm coming back to you
10.
This Guitar 04:13
I am not a man of many words But I write songs Which seems quite absurd Because these feelings get stuck behind my lips But when I’m on stage I’m not afraid To look at strangers And shout those thoughts out loud This guitar is all I have To tell you how I feel To tell what happened in the past And what happens next To tell if I’m in love Or if I’ve given up On everything I am not a man of many thoughts But when I’m taking a look inside my head I find so many things that have to be said Locked and buried deep down in my brain So many songs unsung So many things That can never be undone This guitar is all I have To tell you how I feel To tell what happened in the past And what happens next To tell if I’m in love Or if I’ve given up On everything

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released March 18, 2016

All songs written by Dominik McNeder ©2015

Dominik McNeder & The Gold Corner Basement are:

Dominik McNeder - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Thomas Mulitzer - Guitar
Wolfgang Posch - Bass
Bernhard Breidler - Drums

Recorded and mixed by Christoph Eymannsberger
Mastered by Fabio Schurischuster (www.mischerei.at)
Coverphoto by Herzflimmern - Nadine Schachinger
Design by Pixeltime - Nadine Stremnitzer

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Dominik McNeder Salzburg, Austria

I make up songs and play them on my guitar. Folky, acoustic punk songs to be more specific.

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