Analog Love

by Cassis B

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“Keep an eye on Cassis. Her band is taking pop to new places.”
--Rolling Stone
“One of the most unusual discoveries of Euro-Pop is called Cassis. You won’t be able to put them into a drawer.”
--Tip
“Dare to live. Cassis is always on the move like the beats that dance in her midi-accordion. Bonbon pop with a slight taste of sweet salty licorice.”
-- Sueddeutsche Zeitung

Hailing from a tiny Southern German village Cassis’ CD, ANALOG LOVE – itself a labor of love seven years in the making – fuses Cassis’ passion for scoring films and penning cinematic songs.

Cinematic connections permeate ANALOG LOVE. ‘River’ springs from Cassis scouting locations in the Oregon wilderness for Jim Jarmusch’s masterpiece, ‘Dead Man’. Working with Jarmusch for years, Cassis had earlier produced the Cannes Palme D’ Or winning segment of Coffee and Cigarettes, the one with two of Cassis’ inspirations--Tom Waits & Iggy Pop.

‘Girltime’ anchors the soundtrack for the Oscar-nominated film ‘Ferry Tales’ and ‘Open the blinds of one heart’ is the end credit song for ‘About a Girl (Die Boxerin)’, the prize-winning feature about an ambitious female boxer.

Peter Patzak’s Zodiac Sign (Sternzeichen) has the upbeat ‘I’ll Sue You’ in the soundtrack. A big fan of Cassis, Peter also directed a ½ hour documentary about Cassis that played on national German television.

Finally, several lush instrumental tracks from the wistful documentary ‘Living Lightly’ tie together all the songs on ANALOG LOVE.

A transatlantic production, notable contributors are many, among them the legendary studio session team of Herbie Flowers, bassist for David Bowie and also Lou Reed’s ‘Walk on the Wild Side’, and ‘Guitar God’ Chris Spedding. Malcolm Mortimore, drummer with Ian Dury and Gentle Giant, also makes an appearance. Their cover of ’96 tears’ with Cassis is a funky, accordion-driven, anti-war bonus track.

Sometimes gritty, sometimes ethereal, sometimes playful, always warm, Cassis’ voice is often compared to Nico and Bjork, while her punchy yet playful delivery is reminiscent of Tori Amos. Love, loss, heartache and hope are the themes that Cassis here digs deep into, often with her spritely sense of humor, and spins new lyrical gold.

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released January 1, 2010

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Cassis B Cassis, France

Cassis Birgit Staudt is a composer, singer and recording artist who specializes in scoring films but has toured the US, Europe, Mexico and India with her former band b-blush and the DJ project scratch’Nsniff. She currently plays with her new band Cassis and the Sympathies. Her songs evoke grand cinema. Cassis wrote the theme song ‘Girl Time’ for the Oscar nominated Ferry Tales. ... more

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Track Name: Swinging Senses
instrumental
Track Name: Analog Love
ANALOG LOVE
(words and music: Cassis B. Staudt) © 2010

SHE WANTS TO LAY HER HEAD
ON HIS SHOULDER
SHE’S LIVING IN LOVES WINTER
SHE’S HUGGING ALL HIS ARTIFACTS
OLD GIFTS WITH FADED XOX

ANALOG LOVE IS NOT PERFECT
1 OR 2 SCRATCHES MAKE IT REAL
LIVING FROM DAY TO DAY TO DAY
TO DAY IS THE DEAL

HE WANTS HER TO FORGIVE
DISTANT BEHAVIOUR
AND BE HER SILENT SAVIOR
HE LONGS TO HEAR HER HEARTBEAT
HE DOESN’T WANT HER TRICK OR TREAT

ANALOG LOVE IS NOT PERFECT
1 OR 2 SCRATCHES MAKE IT REAL
LIVING FROM DAY TO DAY TO DAY TO DAY
IS THE DEAL

CRAVING FORMER CHEMISTRY
MISSING LOST SINCERETY
THEY WANNA BE HEROES
ONCE MORE

UNTIL DEATH HAS THEM PART
IS A LONG TIME
WITH PASSION IN DECLINE
THEY WALLPAPER THEIR UNIVERSE
WITH HEARTSHAPED TEARS FULL OF REMORSE

ANALOG LOVE IS NOT PERFECT
1 OR 2 SCRATCHES MAKE IT REAL
LIVING FROM DAY TO DAY TO DAY TO DAY
IS THE DEAL
Track Name: Be There
BE THERE
© words & musicBirgit Cassis Staudt

You are my friend
When I can't be found
your sun shines
light in my night

You are god sent
When I am unbound
Your eyes embrace me
While you smile
I swear I want to be there

Living in trees
is my habit
Cause I'm too scared
to calm down
Speaking in tongues
I’m a hermit
keep branching out into my cloud
I swear I want to be there

Give me your hand to descend

Please know I’m imperfect
Daily I die
The more I am living
High in my lie
I SWEAR I WANT TO BE THERE
GIVE ME YOUR HAND TO DESCEND
Track Name: Girltime
Girltime
Words & music © Cassis B. Staudt

Head over heels
Into career and kids
She’s zeroing out secretly dying of doubt

There’s no time to feel whole
In her half happening world
No doctor she meets knows she needs

Girltime
Lips and hips
Girltime
Sharing home made tricks
Girltime
Laugh loud and cry
girltime
get on that female high

Too much Eyeshadow on her rainy eye to
To Cover up the blue of a night cried through
More green cream turns her red cheeks fashion pale
Her colorblind face can’t embrace

Girltime
Lips and hips
Girltime
Sharing Home made tricks
It’s Girltime
Laugh loud and cry
girltime
the cure you can’t deny
get on that female high

girltime
hurry up don’t be late your life won’t wait
girltime
be part of the clique, be a sisterhood chick
girltime
shine your light on the woman inside
girltime
share wise whispers with sexy sisters

Gonna get some girltime!
Track Name: Kiss Me I'm Such a Mess
KISS ME, I’M SUCH A MESS
© words & music Cassis Birgit Staudt

Wouldn’t you like it
If I liked you a lot
And if you didn’t have to guess
Could I be candid
Should I plot,
I cannot tease you
I confess
What if I give you my address
Would you think of me less?
Kiss me, I’m such a mess

Why are you playing
So hard to get
I bet at night you’re less uptight
Maybe you pretend to be celibate
as you know this fuels my appetite
when in doubt should I undress?
Then you’ll hesitate less
Kiss me, I’m such a mess

Mercy, mercy
I am tipsy
My head a circus
Curled like a fetus
What can I tell ya
You crashed my karma

Lose your umbrella
I’m the rain splash, splash
Only nerds stay dry
Why wait till we’re 80
To enmesh, cause
I am real and not a lay-away
Please be soon my sweet success
Or else I’ll die from this stress
Kiss me, I’m such a mess
Track Name: I'll Sue You
I’LL SUE YOU
© words & music Cassis Birgit Staudt

I’ll sue you
You just broke my heart
You’re so goddamn smart
practice in prison
your trash talk

you said you’d be my man and my lover
and my friend and my brother
my bee keeper and soul mate undercover
my lifelong pilot and motorcycle helmet
my captain underwater and above

I’ll sue you
You just broke my heart
You’re so goddamn smart
Practice in prison your trash talk!
Practice in prison your trash talk

now I’m soul-sick
crestfallen in love again
like the crushed dead dove
that carried letters to a place
where no one’s ever home

I’ll sue you
You just broke my heart
You’re so goddamn smart
Practice in prison
Your trash talk!

Just cause I love red
The fireman came to my bed
Much too much into lips
(Rather lower than upper)
Ships and you make me seasick
Ships and you make me seasick!

I’ll sue U
You just broke my heart
You’re so goddamn smart
Practice in prison your trash talk
Practice in prison your trash
I’ll sue you
You just broke my heart
And I’m on red alert
Hurt hard

(miss you movin’ me….)
Track Name: In The Vicinity
IN THE VICINITY
© music & lyrics Cassis Birgit Staudt

You are all over me
I feel your hidden fantasy
Show me you are passionate
Love can be sweet on rainy days
Let me catch your falling face

Please feel free to
Casually kiss me on my knee and
While you’re there
Check out other places
In the vicinity

Trace the map of my body
Discover my big galaxy
Craters, Vulcanos
Lose your gravity
All in between my head and toe
Meander in my meadow

Please feel free
To casually kiss me on my knee
And while you’re there
Check out other places
In the vicinity
Track Name: River
RIVER
© words & music Cassis Birgit Staudt

I love you, river
Sun provide me strength
You were so gentle
Knew we had no time to lose
Hey river, I had a lover back East
River, you let me walk over water, river
Love blesses you

I see the sun on her path everyday
And the moon follows her
I see her shine and make shadows
My mood swings with you
Share with me some strength in the flux
Or help me cry with your tears as rain
Or help me cry with your tears as rain
Please help me cry

I could have drowned easily
You were a challenge
Let me face some hidden rocks
Hey river, how many fish have you caught?
River, you chase with haunting sounds, river
Love blesses you!

I see the sun on her path everyday
And the moon follows her
I see her shine and make shadows
My mood swings with you
Share with me some strength in the flux
Or help me cry with your tears as rain
Or help me cry with your tears as rain
Please help me cry
Track Name: Open The Blinds Of One Heart
OPEN THE BLINDS OF ONE HEART
© words & music Cassis Birgit Staudt

In the middle of the day
Heaven went astray
All the sudden
Stormy clouds

In the distance on display
Blue space far away
Out of reach

Sheltering Sky
Open the blinds of one heart
Sheltering Sky
Please try!

When your eyes shine through my night
Crushing in like waves of an ocean
I’m alive

Wanna dance with giant light
Red heaven – purple night
Dawn till dusk

Sheltering Sky
Open the blinds of one heart
Sheltering Sky
Please try!
Track Name: Inner Blondes
INNER BLONDES
© words & music Cassis Birgit Staudt

Black Chinese hair
Bothers her
wishing she was blonde instead
with curls she would be set
always ugly – never pretty movies in her head
always ugly – never pretty movies in her head

Inner blondes
Have more fun
Inner blondes
Sparkle within
Inner blondes
Kissed by sun
always
always
always
home

Riding ponies – spinning tales
Narrating hairy and fairy affairs
Her life one bad hair day
Golden girl wants a happy way

Inner blondes
Have more fun
Inner blondes
Sparkle within
Inner blondes
Kissed by sun
Always
always
always
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