Citizens of Nowhere

by The Balkan Wanderers

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released November 19, 2016

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The Balkan Wanderers Oxford, UK

5-piece Balkan-gypsy-punk-ska from Oxford. Consisting of singer Antica Culina (from Croatia), Stuart Wigby on guitar/vocals, Clare Heaviside on clarinet, Marc Witte (from Germany) on bass, and Emma Coombs on drums, we create original East (European)-meets-West songs, often containing a mixture of English and Croatian styles and lyrics.

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Track Name: The Poet
Sounds he heard, sights he saw, have been blocked out by the noise
Now he struggles to feel anything that’s real
The noise levels rise, interfering with his mind
Now he’s planning an escape so he can heal

He’s certain he can feel
And he’s certain he can see
Block the noise, breathe the air
He remembers what it feels like to be free

Then he walks from the town, from the traffic and the noise
And he walks up to the forest and the hill
As he climbs through the trees, it is silent, and it’s still
The thoughts start flooding back into his mind

He’s certain he can feel
And he’s certain he can see
Block the noise, breathe the air
He remembers what it feels like to be free
Track Name: Summer
Do you remember when the summer lasted forever?
And we always seemed to have a place to go
Kurt was gone but we were young and strong and clever
And wherever was always someone we know
We won’t stop, no we never stop
Always be the last to go

We went riding through the night down to the beach side
Saw the early risers swim along the coast
You’re always wanting to go that bit further
And I didn’t know if we would make it home
We won’t stop, no we never stop
‘Till we see a broken bone

Oh the nights and days
The summer sun
Oh memories fade, but all the things we still done.
Track Name: I'll Write You A Song
I’ll write you a song if you break my heart
Won’t take me long, make it easy to start
I’ll write you a song if you leave me
Don’t say
Won’t do you wrong
But, baby, rather stay

Who wants to hear about those beautiful things
When you bring me a smile, when you bring me a tear
Cos I lough so much, when you tell a joke
Ne razumiješ što pričam, možda riječ ili dvje
But I find it so cute, when you say ‘Zašto’ il ‘Gdje’
You say ‘Op’ I say ‘Da’
Seems we agree:
Who wants to hear about you and me?

I’ll write you a song if you break my heart
Won’t take me long, make it easy to start
I’ll write you a song if you leave me
Don’t say
Won’t do you wrong
But, baby, rather stay

Who wants to hear about hand in hand,
Who wants to hear about morning coffee in bed?
Mora biti Standard. What would you say?
Kako da vidim?
Kako da znam?
Možda me se čini, ali imamo plan
Sensible laughter, how could they see
Who wants you hear about you and me?

I’ll write you a song if you break my heart
Won’t take me long, make it easy to start
I’ll write you a song if you leave me
Don’t say
However, you
I want you to stay…
Track Name: Tropical Moonlight
Did you see the sailors? tripping over waders
Singing in the tropical moonlight
Did you get enough to see? mač hanging above me
Shining in the tropical moonlight

Fire lit up faces, shadows and cigarettes
Rudimental cases, strewn all around,
the ground of regret
Track Name: Candy Floss
The building blocks of hearts are the same as your
Building blocks of veins and blood and bones
Can’t keep on waiting to be spoon fed

Love, we’re alive
See another day yet in disguise
Alive, oh leave them behind

Candy floss won’t keep you warm at home
Quick burning air and all alone
Your latest protégé has grown and flown

Ah, Shards of promises accumulate under the skin
And hold you back

The building blocks of hearts are the same as your
Building blocks of veins and blood and bones
Can’t keep on waiting to be spoon fed

Love, we’re alive
See another day yet in disguise
Alive, oh leave them
Behind, we’re alive
See another day yet in disguise
Alive, oh leave them behind

Ah, They hold you back