Stay Alive

by SIR PLAIN

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The first promo EP from SIR PLAIN

In summer 2014 we started our first recordings in our rehearsal living room with a little help from our friend Christopher Heimer. We played the instruments all together live, without clicktrack, in order to catch our music vivid and direct. Then we added step by step vocals, harmonica, saxophones and few additional percussions.
The result is a collection of 6 songs which showcase the multifaceted music of SIR PLAIN, from pure folk on „Let’s appreciate“ to oldschool rock on „Lion in the cage“, quiet ballads like „Now I see“ or cheering soul music on „Love knock’s on everyones door“.

Musicians:
Albert Palowski - Vocals, Guitars
Christoph Boeser - Bass guitars, Harmonica, Banjo, Vocals
Marc Eichhorn - Guitars, Djembé, Percussions, Vocals
Special guest Hajo Müller - Saxophones

Special thanks to Corinne Enders, we did all rehersals and recordings in her living room. And to Christopher Heimer who did the recordings and mastering.

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released May 23, 2015

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SIR PLAIN Dortmund, Germany

in summer 2013 SIR PLAIN started to play play as many concerts as possible and developped their unique style, influenced by folk, blues, rock, soul, latin and more. The elements are simple, plain and direct, by use of guitars, melodic bass grooves and djembé drums, enriched with harmonica, percussions and saxophones by special guest Hajo. ... more

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Track Name: Stay Alive
When indecision troubles your mind
And in your heart there is no space for peace
You feel as if you were falling apart
There is one thing to hold on to my baby
It´s my love for you

Deep inside we know that we belong together
And no power at all can tear us apart
Remember this when you´re falling down
It will help you to get through it all
We must stay alive

When the daylight fills your heart with desparate sound
And no answer can ease the pain you feel inside
You see no way out from this mental island
The sea around is cold, so cold my baby
But my love will keep you warm

You may start blaming yourself for who you are
Seeing all the shiny faces out there in the crowd
You may start losing your way trying to imitate them
Thinking so many can´t be wrong, they must understand

But there is one thing to hold on to my baby
It´s my love for you

Deep inside we know that we belong together
And no power at all can tear us apart
Remember this when you´re falling down
It will help you to get through it all
We must stay alive
Track Name: Bleib so wie du bist
Tausend Schritte
Doch nur ein Weg
Tausend Schläge
Doch nur ein Herz

Wo alles anders ist – bleib so wie du bist
Es ist in Ordnung, bleib so

Kein Mensch
Nur dein Herz
Zeigt dir
Was wirklich zählt

Kein Mensch
Nur dein Herz
Sagt immer wieder
So wie du bist, bist du perfekt

Wo alles anders ist – bleib so wie du bist
Es ist in Ordnung, bleib so

Wenn du gewinnst, bleib so wie du bist
Wenn du verlierst, bleib so wie du bist
Wenn du gewinnst bleib so wie du bist
Wenn du verlierst bleib so wie du bist

Wo alles anders ist – bleib so wie du bist
Es ist in Ordnung, bleib so
Track Name: Lion in the cage
Left or right?
Right or wrong?
Is she the right one?
Isn´t he too old?

Back and forth
High and low
Which ways to take?
Which to avoid?

I can´t stand making a choice
I´m too good at going wrong
I can´t stand deciding which way to go
I don´t feel anywhere at home

So I wait......another day
So I wait......till it´s too late.....too late


I´m the lion in the cage
Caught between my heart and my brain
I´m the lion in the cage
Caught between my past and my future plans
I´m the lion in the cage
Talking of freedom and dreaming of chains
I´m the lion in the cage
Indecision is my natural way


Together alone
Alone with you
Will I lose you
If I tell you the truth?

I can´t stand being alone
I can´t stand having someone
I can´t stand deciding which way to go
I don´t feel anywhere at home

So I wait......another day
So I wait......till it´s too late.....too late


I´m the lion in the cage.........
Track Name: Now I see
I lost you when I started to believe
That I was your fate and you were my destiny
I failed to see that you only belong to yourself

Now I do my best to understand it all
When I look at the past all over my walls
I can´t stand the silence of the phone
When Friday opens weekend´s doors


Now I see what I had in you
Now I know what I lost with you
Now I see what I had in you
Now I know what I lost with you


I lost you long before you said:
“It´s over but we could stay good friends”
I wanted you to play a part in my own game

Now whenever I start to reflect
On the disappointment deep in my breast
I open myself more and more
To the darkest parts of my soul

All the memories I have
Are going round and round in my head
No matter how I try
I can´t free my mind from the past

To feel ready for a new start
To feel ready for a new start


Now I see what I had in you
Now I know what I lost with you
Now I see what I had in you
Now I know what I lost with you
Track Name: Let's appreciate
Ich tanz´ mit dem Stift auf Papier
Ich lass´ mich gehn auf dem weißen Parkett
Kein Anker hält mich jetzt noch fest
Ich drifte hinaus aufs offene Meer

Ich nehme alle mit an Bord
Hier gibt es weder Feind noch Freund
Hier zählt allein´der Augenblick
Der im Vorbeigehen vergeht
So let´s appreciate the sound of the rain now

Ich tanz´ mit dem Mond auf hoher See
Ich spür´die Sehnsucht in seinem Licht:
Ohne die Sonne bin ich nur halb,
Ohne sie bin ich nur ein Stein im All

Ich gleit´mit der Sonne über das Meer
Ich spür´die Sehnsucht in ihrem Kern:
Ohne den Mond bin ich nur halb,
Ohne ihn bleibe ich nachts nur ein Traum

Ich nehme alle mit an Bord
Hier gibt es weder Feind noch Freund
Hier zählt allein´der Augenblick
Der im Vorbeigehen vergeht

So let´s appreciate the sound of the rain now
So let´s appreciate the sound of the rain now
One summer day the sun will shine for us again
So let´s appreciate the sound of the rain now
One summer day the moon will laugh for us again
So let´s appreciate the sound of the rain now
Track Name: Love knocks on everyone's door
She enjoys romantic scenes
On TV he prefers News and Thrill
She´s the one to see things clearly
He´s the one who lives in a dream
Two different minds being as one
How can it be?
Only love can make it happen
Look around you and you will see

Love knocks on everyone´s door
Never asking if you´re ready for
There´s no right time or space
Love happens just like that

Love is the only way
To unite what´s been torn
It sounds so easy in theory
But it´s easier said than done
If good and evil inside your mind
Are struggling for success
You should not believe in good alone
Love means to accept them both

Love knocks on everyone´s door
Never asking if you´re ready for
There´s no right time or space
Love happens everywhere

Love knocks on everyone´s door
Never asking if you´re ready for
The same power that keeps us together
Breaks our hearts in two