Traveler (2014)

by Güttinger

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BANDCAMP EXCLUSIVE
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An unreleased concept album written and produced between 2013–2014. This album is a reshaping of equal parts Sisyphus and Orpheus in a mystical, modern world.

You may recognize some songs that were remade to appear on my debut album! I guess you could call these versions the "demos," but both Everest and Dog Blood are basically unrecognizable.

I remastered the bounced tracks (alas the working GarageBand files are were being uncooperative so the mixing is a little all over the place) after re-discovering them a couple months ago. Enjoy!!!

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released June 3, 2019

All songs written and performed by Güttinger, 2013–2014.
Mastered by Güttinger, 2019.

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Track Name: Highway
In the dark it is known
We're all just children in the river
Headlights cut through the stars
I never was a sailor

First these truths, glass and stone
They shatter through horizons
In this car I have roamed
God rest my soul
God rest my soul

Highway's cursed for souls that need to roam
Highway's cursed for souls that need to roam

From the dirt it is known
we're all just passers in the same crowd
Headlights cut to the bone
I never felt I was too proud

Now I wish I'd said goodbye
You always think you're returning
If I'd known, I'd have cried
How could I get over this yearning?

From their mouths they have told
That every journey has a close
But some stories left untold
Deserve some good defending

Highway's cursed for souls that need to roam
Highway's cursed for souls that need to roam
Highway's cursed for souls that need to roam
Highway's cursed for souls that need to roam
Track Name: Northern Lights
Just in case I wasn't found
Maybe this will reach the ground
Had you there as long I could
I really wish you'd understood

"Baby, I've been here before
I've seen this room and walked this floor"
Somewhere off in another room
I hear that tune come straight from you

Hold on, hold on
Wait for the northern lights

When the journey begins again
I'll come back as fast I can
Following the northern star
Grasping with these lonely arms

"It's not your name on a marble arch
Love is not a victory march"
You found a way to get to me
God I miss your tenacity

Hold on, hold on
Wait for the northern lights
Hold on, hold on
Wait for the northern lights
Track Name: Tension Headache / Everest
I would fall for you
I could fall for you
When this filter faults
Sixth-eights goes this waltz

Climb from the top down
Choose the best way to settle up
Fear of repressing into nothing
From the ground up, from the ground up

I would fall for you
I could fall for you
When this filter faults
Sixth-eights goes this waltz

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This old love, it haunts me
Bringing back around
This heart no longer beats
No longer sees no better

These old bones, they ache
Like I was never young
In love, oh no, it's done
Oh god, I'm gone

The coldest part of Everest
Couldn't keep me away
Through the snow, this lonely soul
Bound to you forever

These old bones, they ache
Like I was never young
In love, oh no, it's done
Oh god, I'm gone

These cold souls, they wake
To be forever young
I'll run, oh no, I'll run
For love, for love

This broken heart, it takes me
To where it all began
Back to the road, the wandering soul
Can't go through this weather

These old bones, they ache
Like I was never young
In love, oh no, it's done

It's done
Track Name: Highway Pt. 2
Fractals that reach down the road
Turning what was gray into gold
For whatever promises you kept
To save the damages is better
Than anything's been told

I've been searching, sleeping, waking
I've tried making my way, my way to you
I've had no help, I've been fading
I've been fading

Fractals that reach down the road
Turning what was gray into gold
For whatever promises you kept
To save the damages is better
Than anything's been told

Fractals that reach down the road
Turning what was gray into gold
For whatever promises you kept
To save the damages is better
Than anything's been told

In this heat my heart can't freeze
Stumble through the desert's truth

Fractals that reach down the road
Turning what was gray into gold
For whatever promises you kept
To save the damages is better
Than anything's been told

Fractals that reach down the road
Turning what was gray into gold
For whatever promises you kept
To save the damages is better
Than anything's been told
Track Name: Heavy On The Wires
When the lights were dim
And the night crawled back
I made a silent whimper

The hands were rough
The face tough
Violent like a hurricane in winter

I tried to feel this in the best way I knew how
Sunshine is madness, I can't go back now

When the lights were dim
And the night crawled back
I made a silent whimper

The hands were rough
The face tough
Violent like a hurricane in winter

If the days were young I'd follow those
Little signs that life would turn me back around
Now that I'm stone, blood and bone
I follow through til the clocks break down

And in the end, it wasn't even fun
Oh god, I'm sorry
It wasn't even fun
Oh god, I'm so heavy on the wires
Felt so heavy on the wires

When the lights were dim
And the night crawled back
I made a silent whimper

The hands were rough
The face tough
Violent like a hurricane in winter

When the lights were dim
And the night crawled back
I made a silent whimper

The hands were rough
The face tough
Violent like a hurricane in winter
Track Name: Dog Blood
Tracing a line to something
A cold and steady method
Retrain the brain and organs
This feeling's got me shaken

The crime of wanting something
The dog blood stains the carpet
The oldest deadly omen
Oh I came too late, I came to...

I made a choice, I chose to sin
They say that God forgives,
But I cannot get over this

I did not mean to begin
I'm an animal when the dog gets out again
In the rear view of the car
I am hunting down the fear in my heart

A stomach full of churning
A single steady yearning
I gotta free this notion
The thoughts, they're overwhelming

And when the dead dog's burning
The smoke it makes, it's hurting
The lovely little motion
Of the flakes of ash, they're rising

You can't take back what wasn't yours
A simple fact of life, made me sick out of spite

I did not mean to begin
I'm an animal when the dog gets out again
In the rear view of the car
I am hunting down the fear in my heart

I did not mean to begin
I'm an animal when the dog gets out again
In the rear view of the car
I am hunting down the fear in my heart

I did not mean to begin
I'm an animal when the dog gets out again
In the rear view of the car
I am hunting down the fear in my heart
Track Name: Follow, Follow
Giving up the pain
I don't need it anymore
These roads look all the same
A loop of animals

Get up, time to find true love
You remember that, right?
Follow, follow

Get up, get up

Marble in the sky
And stuck forevermore
If the journey dies
A lot to answer for

I never feel like it's wasted my time
If I should find a way to chase it
It's fine

Get up, get up

Get up, time to find true love
You remember that, right?
Follow, follow

Get up, get up

(I never feel like it's wasted my time
If I should find a way to chase it
It's fine)

Get up, time to find true love
You remember that, right?
Follow, follow

Time to find true love

Get up

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