Acedia

by HIDDEN BY IVY

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1.
COLD SUMMER DAY The water brings the silence With your gaze pure and white In spite of wailing trees over mown field And the smoke starts to arise But it's still hard for me It is so hard To belive It might be the last time Sultry air and cloudy eyes I'm trying to breath So desperately Help me to recall Help me never to forget Suddenly Leaves start to dance Around and around It's so quiet everywhere But their colours fade Too fast And my heart becomes a glass In this cold summer day
2.
04:07
SHAME My soul cannot dance alone Just moves slowly through the night And I see fear in your eyes When it's knocking to your door In my first attempt to hold my breath I couldn't even last a minute But now It’s a game that I prefer My worship to your image Conscience so durable Became a curse Became a toy Our shadows are dancing And we are burning In love You cover your eyes with the shame Come closer This moment is deliverance Come with a pride on your lips My lust wonders endlessly In misleading light The footprints you left behind Lead me into the night And then fade too fast
3.
FORGET ME NOT In this town crazy town The water floats beneath the ground The streets are full of falling stars There I saw you The first time Here is the river There is a church The bell tower is full of birds The kids are playing their own games My heart is pounding like a church bell And You Are watching me And You Keep your eye on me You are that girl who as a child Took my hand and broke my heart We left the toys in the attic room And our innocence under the moon Forget me not I gave you once Have faced the wind Have faced the time And the blue in your eyes Hasn’t fade despite the time But in this town, our crazy town The streets are empty When the sun goes down The kids take home all their toys Rain washes away the traces of chalk It’s more like a dream Then reality This town You and me So let’s stay here for a while In another dream and another
4.
05:28
TO ABANDON I can still see you leaving Your place on earth To go for a little walk To the riverside To the river It's the middle of summer And you're so slim and light As the tall grass catching Your hippie dress If you hadn’t waited for me On the lost riverbank With the scarf tied on a branch How would I find you Closing the gate behind You haven't thought It could be the last time And you did not know It would be so hard To abandon this place And sail the boat alone You're too far to turn back And to hear me calling you From the same riverside Your scarf is still there after the winter
5.
05:30
PALE SHADE Now, when all the dreams are gone When memories behind you Became a flat line Come, release you fear And feel my arms around you For the last time Will you say my name ? Will you ever come ? We’ll come back on shore To read a brief synopsis Of what has happened since The night when we created The pale shade of longing That you can see from here Will you cross my road ? Will you care for me ? Flowing through the colours In the phantoms of our dreams We see the summer fields And finally reached horizon So alone and unreal
6.
EVERYTHING WAS I hear the sound of rain Outside the window pane It's four o'clock am You sleep so quiet and deep So I put on my rain coat And take a walk outside I will not let you know Where all my thoughts are gone So now I'm all alone So now I'm closed just like The doors I left behind Do you still sleep so deep As I can't fall asleep Bring silence This is not how it should have been It takes the rest of my life Everything Was beautiful than Bright new caleidoscope of you and me my dear Everything is ugly now Shatter lies Shatterproof lifes which we all live Everything Was beautiful Where are these dreams Dreams we have dreamt together For who did you sell it Has anyone bought it Everything Was beautiful Where are these dreams Dreams made of sand and sorrow Slip down through our hands Through our hands Down down down
7.
06:32
REMEMBRANCE I often think of you When it rains My sidewalks are gravel They flood when it rains And when this rain comes Stronger than ever The water starts filling my house And it will submerge All these terrible dreams That we call remembrance You are gone You are so gone But I breath a sigh of relief When I notice That you You will be waiting What happens to us When we sleep Last embrace Last look Last promise I wear your clothes To think of you Sometimes it’s easier To love the dead Remembrance Holding the moments Controlling the past Remembrance This road that leads me to despair It’s a dead end So hold me Sparks are dancing In this missing hands Windows stay empty And mirrors are blank
8.
04:34
DON'T GO There is a time for everything A time to be born and a time to die A time to plant and a time to uproot A time to kill and a time to heal A time to tear down and a time to build A time to weep and a time to laugh It's getting dark and I cannot see In a place where you left me I dont wanna be alone A time to search and a time to give up A time to keep and a time to throw away A time to tear and a time to mend A time to be silent and a time to speak A time to love and a time to hate A time for war and a time for peace It's getting dark and I cannot see In a place where you left me I don't wanna be alone
9.
NIE ZNAM WIĘCEJ Całe miasto boli Nie myślałem, że ulica raz pokonana Znajoma okaże się Widok Twoich butów Nie daje mi spać Za drzwi je wyniosłem Zaczęły w deszczu łkać Głodny świat Połknął nas oboje Na brzeg łóżka wypluł tylko mnie W brzuchu wieloryba Leżysz nieruchoma Przemierzając ocean we śnie Nie znam więcej Takich ludzi jak Ty Nawet nie chciałbym Mówiłaś ta nalepka Może przeżyć mnie Z napisem „dzielny pacjent” Do swetra klei się Wszystkie Twoje książki Są jak ja w żałobie Same dobre rzeczy Mówią mi o Tobie Wysłałem więc swoją duszę w noc Pod wodę, na szczyty góry i za czas Myślałem, że jak wróci powie mi Ile dni ma to jeszcze trwać Nie ma więcej Takich ludzi jak Ty I tak nie szukam ich
10.
06:11
MY SAD EYES People say One eye is always happy While the other is sad And those eyes never change Never share their emotions Memories come running Like longing dogs They nudge with their wet noses And lay at the feet with devotion Your eyes are bright and big Even tired, they are always bright And not any less big But I'm not sure now Which one was the happy one And with those eyes You see the world big and bright The world with high sky Golden fields to the horizon Maybe long time ago Before I met you My eyes were also Wide open to the world And one of them was laughing While the second, with some wisdom Was already watching you From afar If anything ever brought bliss Is gone now In my body there's only me The one I have always been Regardless of events In my heart there is a place You will never reach No paved roads, no trodden paths In thorny grass, I said no I am far away, hard to find If anything ever made me lonely Came from me I'm the one who secretly Under cover of the night Broke all the signposts In my heart there is a place You will never find No hand-drawn maps, no one to ask Which way to go, I said no I am far away, hard to find I am far away I am hard to find Even where my hands or my head You look in my eyes But I'm no longer there

about

Hidden By Ivy was formed by Rafał Tomaszczuk (vocals, lyrics) from disbanded Agonised By Love and Andrzej ‘Andy’ Turaj (instruments, backing vocals) from God's Own Medicine. After years of experiments and searching, they met in a common way which they follow guided by intuition and musical preferences. You can hear echoes of sounds characteristic of the classical period of the 4AD or Records Project labels .Nostalgic dream-pop landscapes meet the New Wave nervousness while the original nature of neofolk combines with lyricism approximating the achievements of such artists as This Mortal Coil, No -man or David Sylvian. It seems that finally someone found the "thing" that the Polish scene has never seen or just missed for a long time.

credits

released September 4, 2015

All songs written, performed and recorded by Hidden By Ivy:
Rafał Tomaszczuk - vocals and lyrics,
Andrzej "Andy" Turaj - instruments and backing vocals
except:
"Forget Me Not" - lyrics by R. Tomaszczuk and A. Turaj,
"Everything Was" - lyrics by A. Turaj,
"Don't Go" - traditional phrases from Kohelet, vocals by A. Turaj.

Guests:
Inga Habiba - vocals on "Everything Was”,
Małgorzata Masłowiecka - vocals and lyrics to "My Sad Eyes",
lyrics to "To Abandon" and "Nie Znam Więcej",
Sandra and Weronika - childish vocals on „Don't Go".

Mixed and mastered by Mariusz Piętka.
Graphic design by Małgorzata Masłowiecka.
Photos by Sylwia Osik-Mazurek.

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