Kingdom Of Your Mind

Eine fertige Platte, ein tolles Team und alles am Start für die Veröffentlichung des Debüt-Albums von Pockets Full of Change. Das war Anfang 2020. Im April desselben Jahres erscheint Kingdom Of Your Mind bei dem Label timezone aus Osnabrück. Zeitgleich fällt die hübsche kleine Release-Tour ins Wasser und mit ihr die Gelegenheit, sich dem Publikum vorzustellen.

Seit dem wächst und reift das Repertoire von Pockets Full of Change. Man macht sich „hübsch“ für die Zeit danach… wenn es wieder Live Musik gibt und Zeiten und Orte, an denen Begegnungen wieder inspirierend und schön sind und sein dürfen.

Bis dahin – und darüber hinaus – ist Kingdom Of Your Mind über die gängigen Portale physisch und digital erhältlich.

Pockets Full of Change ist ein deutsches „New Folk“ – Akustikduo und stammt aus Hamburg. Lässige Songs, begründet auf amerikanischen Roots und akustischem Sound. Auf Ihrem Debütalbum „Kingdom Of Your Mind” stellen die beiden Musiker erfrischend authentisch ihre Musik vor. Den Musikliebhaber erfreuen sie mit ihren Titeln durch eine begeisternde Ungezwungenheit, die wohltuend abseits des Mainstreams deshalb zwangsläufig seinen Platz in der CD-Sammlung finden muss. Gute Laune Musik vom Feinsten.

Hifi Stars, Juni 2020:

Lyrics

Crossing Muddy Waters

Music and Lyrics: John Hyatt

My baby’s gone and I don’t know why

She let out this morning
Like a rusty shot in a hollow sky
Left me without warning
Sooner than the dogs could bark
and faster than the sun rose
Down to the banks in an old mule car
she took a flatboat across the shallow

Left me in my tears to drown, she left a baby daughter
Now the water’s wide and deep and brown, She’s crossing muddy waters

 

Tobacco standing in the fields
be rotten come November
And a bitter heart will not reveal
a spring that love remembers
When that sweet brown girl of mine
her black eyes are ravens
We broke the bread and drank the wine
from a jug that she’d been saving

 

Left me in my tears to drown …

Baby’s crying and the daylight’s gone
That big oak tree is groaning
In rush of wind and river of song
I can hear my sweetheart moaning

Crying for her baby child or crying for her husband
Crying for that river’s wild to take her from her loved ones
Left me in my tears to drown, she left a baby daughter
Now the water’s wide and deep and brown, She’s crossing muddy waters

Pockets Full Of Change

Music: Timm/Puschke, Lyrics: Sobisch

I went for a ride
where the mountains are high
dancers on the ground
and prayers in the sky

Where the gods are gathered
and the tales are spun
where the demons are bound
in the early evening sun

Still got my pockets full of change
I wait until my vision has rearranged
for the turmoil in my head to quiet down
for the second chance in life to come around

Check out the folklore
tourists make rounds
spending little fortunes
busting their accounts

Me, I am walking
the line that’s in between
what’s obvious to everyone
and all that is unseen

Still got my pockets full of change…

Taxi to the airport
city’s summer night
leaving everything behind
I´m gonna take the early flight

Looking down I see
the streets of my home town
everyone down there –
watch me coming down

Still got the pocket full of change…

Be Love

Music: Timm/Puschke, Lyrics: Sobisch

Complaining again
they have to work for the biggest jerk
but I don´t see,
what it has to do with me
I get up late, feeling great,
I start the day without delay
whatever I do,
I´m gonna make it come true, yeah!

Let it rather be love, be love

If you have learned to be concerned
about the pay you earn today
whatever you do,
is gonna make you tired and blue
now I don´t say you should run away
kick the shag, never come back
Count to twelve, you gonna get
tired of yourself

Let it rather be love, be love

Changes

Music: Timm/Puschke, Lyrics: Sobisch

You’re trying to see the future
in your foggy crystal ball
but there is only your reflection
and not much else at all

You call yourself a druidess
fearless, mystic, tough,
the one thing that you can predict:
whose bankroll is big enough

You say: Take a good hold and don’t let it slip,
It´s all in a dream and the whole world’s in it!
I can see clouds and I can see a moon,
I can see changes are coming soon!

Your universe is crowded
strangers, foe and friends
you claim to know the future
from the palms of their hands

health and love and fortune
you see some lucky signs
and also cause for caution
oh … its all in those lines

You say: Take a good hold and don’t let it slip,…

people have their dreams
of fortune, love, and fame
their hopes and their ambitions
are like a burning flame

they all come to your cellar door
Mary, Jack and Jill
to know what’s in their future
oh … for a twenty-dollar bill

You say: Take a good hold and don’t let it slip,…

Freedom Of That Kind

Music: Timm/Puschke, Lyrics: Sobisch

Fewer goals, and smaller,
as tiny as a seed
a little less elaborate
and not with so much greed

As in meditation
within endless space
moving back and forth
and all about with grace

Freedom – of that kind is what I have in mind

Freedom that I need grows from a tiny seed

Where all of my possessions
material and not
are kicked into the universe
with a back hand shot
pick it up and spell it out
and hang it on a line
the taste of the experience
will come in your own time

Freedom – of that kind is what I have in mind

Freedom that I need grows from a tiny seed

Some people use their language
like the sharpness of a sword
others get inspired
by the truth of just one word
take your time, don’t rush it
easy is just right
remember that the string will break
if you tune it up too tight

Freedom – of that kind is what I have in mind

Freedom that I need grows from a tiny seed

Oh, Babe It Ain´t No Lie

Music and Lyrics: Elizabeth Cotton

One old women Lord in this town
Keeps a-telling her lies on me
I wish to my soul that old women would die
Keep a-telling her lies on me

Oh babe it ain´t no lie
Oh babe it ain´t no lie
Oh babe it ain´t no lie
Know this life I’m living is very high

Been all around this whole round world
Lord I just got back today
Work all the week hon, I give it all to you
Honey baby what more can I do

Oh babe it ain´t no lie
Oh babe it ain´t no lie
Oh babe it ain´t no lie
Know this life I’m living is very high

Happy Mind

Music: Timm/Puschke, Lyrics: Sobisch

How many times have I heard them say

if I had the money, I’d have my way?

But look around and you’ll never find

a rich man who was able to buy a happy mind

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, a shining happy mind

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, if you don’t see the prospects, you must be blind

 

Sometimes a man can make a huge fortune

but the rich never listened to words of caution

And when they have spent every quarter and dime

they‘ll find you can‘t go and buy a happy mind

 

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, a shining happy mind

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, if you don’t see the prospects, you must be blind

 

Time´s flying by, they’re getting sick and old

and what if their love is dying, growing cold?

The only thing that ‘s slowing down time

have a happy heart and keep a happy mind

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, a shining happy mind

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, if you don’t see the prospects, you must be blind

Charlie Brown

Music: Timm/Puschke, Lyrics: Sobisch

Where there is ashes, there have been flames
there´s no more people, only their names
reality crumbles out of the blue
parallels intersect where dreams are true

take out, take out the fossils in the drizzling rain

Who can deny the white of the sheet
search for the word and only find your feet
random vibrations, neither right or wrong
do you just wanna listen, or be the song

take out, take out the fossils in the drizzling rain
to wither away and be born again

Who can deny the white of the sheet
search for the word and only find your feet
random vibrations, neither right or wrong
do you just wanna listen, or be the song

Where there is ashes there have been flames
there´s no more people, only their names
searching the question in encrypted folders
find them behind truth´s wide shoulders

take out, take out the fossils in the drizzling rain
to wither away and be born again
take out the fossils in the drizzling rain
to wither away and be born again

Overcome Our Fears

Music: Timm/Puschke, Lyrics: Puschke

Down in the dark
we try to fight and bear down all those tears
In the deep sea
Of forgotten and neglected fears
Where they’re hiding
Waiting for their time to come
when life hits you
You better know where they are coming from

When do we start to tear down all the fences
When do we learn to overcome our fears
We gotta whole lifetime to try
We gotta whole lifetime to try
We gotta whole lifetime

Troubles of the past
They seem mighty like they’re meant to last
As in childhood
Only we survived by growing fast
These days are over
Now we are strong enough to face the pain
Times have changed now
No more need for us to hide away

When do we start to tear down all the fences
When do we learn to overcome our fears
We gotta whole lifetime to try
We gotta whole lifetime to try
We gotta whole lifetime