Olympic Village Blues

by Boo Hoo

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1.
She's got David Bowie's eyes Looking into different skies Wakes up singin' lullabies, she does Run like hell is at her heels When they ask her how she feels She tells the cameras mighty fine There is a thing, they can't put on the news It's just in her mind It is the Olympic Village Blues Put your whole life in a box Add some water, fake moonrocks Light some matches, secret cigarettes Close your eyes as the plane lands Feel the sweat drip down your hands Watch the people at the carousel 'Cause there is a thing, a ceratin kind of bruise Do they know you got it too? It is the Olympic Village Blues You carry the fame across the land Everybody sees you, but nobody understands It's like the last day of a summer camp When you are leaving as a boy but you can't come back Come Back Come Back As a man There is a thing, she dreams about at night Only she knows, where it is, It's hiding in plain sight It's nothing you could earn Or something you could choose But it's everything It is the Olympic Village Blues
2.
The money we make and the hearts that we break, The polaroids we tape to the wall The movies we shoot, dressed up so cute Planned out in a long distance call You can't be everywhere hey and that's okay, Let the sun roam to a different sky 'Cause the darker the night, the brighter the sight of the boulevard reflecting your eyes There ain't a place, where I would rather be Where every dream that could be dreamed comes alive for us to see I dreamed our love would never fade And it'll always shine as bright, as it did on that day On Champs-Élysées The city is thick and the air here is quick, There's plastic bags caught in a tree But there ain't a spot on this planet we've got That speeds along more beautifully You can't be everywhere hey and that's okay, Let the sun roam to a different sky 'Cause the darker the night, the brighter the sight of the boulevard reflecting your eyes There ain't a place, where I would rather be Where every dream that could be dreamed comes alive for us to see I dreamed our love would never fade And it'll always shine as bright, as it did on that day On Champs-Élysées
3.
03:18
I had a dream I lost you and I woke up again Your hear got blown in my face by a plastic fan I took from a hotel room to cool down our brains These late august nights they are so hot We put icecubes on strings and when they melt we pretend that it rains These days everybody lies awake Thinking about all the mistakes they are gonna make I'd rather suck at something that I love Than be the best at something I'm not dreaming of I think it's not enough it's not enough Some nights we'd go walking in the neon glow We'd listen to a ballgame on the radio We'd hear mosquitos buzzing, craving our blood We bought softdrinks from some kid on the street When we felt dizzy we asked her if she slipped us drugs and she said: These days everybody runs around Just to tell everyone how they'd love to slow down Me I'd rather let the great world spin Than be paralyzed by a pounding voice within I think it's a win win it's a win win Baby I don't wanna lie awake Thinking about all the mistakes we're gonna make Put your hand back in my hand Come on let's fall Let's fall asleep again Come on let's fall
4.
04:01
I see your face in the rearview again You follow me everywhere I'm going How many roads does it take to get to the coast? How many nights at the graveyard must I spend to shake the same old ghost? How many demons do I have to fight? Before sadderdays go by? You're still lost on a friday night With your head in the clouds Oh I hope you find out How many roads does it take to get to the coast? How many nights at the graveyard must you spend to shake the same old ghost? How many demons do you have to fight? Before sadderdays go by? Stop! In the name of love Stop! You might break your heart Stop! Before you break your heart How many roads does it take to get to the coast? How many nights at the graveyard must we spend to shake the same old ghost? How many demons do we have to fight? Before sadderdays go by?
5.
03:17
The Day is hot The night is too You roll the windows down to breathe Smoke rolls in Tickles your eyes Blurs white lines on the concrete When you are a driver you just drive, you just drive When you are a driver you just drive The backseats cramped Covered in sheets „Hey, what's the secret underneath?“ I heard you I saw you laugh You played guitar in the garage When you are a driver you just drive, you just drive When you are a driver you just drive I wrote your name across the bathroom wall, I hope you call from Where the blacktop meets the neon light and it's always night and You're okay ' Til then I dream about the road, the horizon and a lining of gold When you are a driver you just drive, you just drive When you are a driver you just drive When you are a driver you just drive, you just drive When you are a driver you just drive
6.
Everybody hustle, everybody get to work Baby's got a new book, daddy's gotta read it first And the light fallin' through the window Is casting a dirty shadow Everybody hustle, everybody get to work I fell asleep at sea When the girl with the paper skin Looks at you with the devil's grin As she's putting on her furcoat late at night You realize you have never seen Karl Lagerfeld's eyes Karl Lagerfeld's eyes You don't Finger on the trigger, finger on the broken screen Director actor lover shooting the deleted scenes And the light spilled from the projector Turns on the smoke detector Everybody hustle, everybody get to work I fell asleep When the girl with the paper skin Looks at you with the devil's grin As she's putting on her furcoat late at night You realize you have never seen Karl Lagerfeld's eyes Karl Lagerfeld's eyes You don't K-A-R-L K-A-R-L K-A-R-L When the girl with the paper skin Looks at you with the devil's grin As she's putting on her furcoat late at night You realize you have never seen Karl Lagerfeld's eyes Karl Lagerfeld's eyes You don't

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released March 7, 2015

Guitar & vocals: Bernhard Karakoulakis
Drums: Johnny Dydo
Bass: Andrew Hoepfner
Piano: Dan Costello
Trumpet: Matt Colbourn
harmonies: Julie Lamendola,
Andrew Hoepfner, Brian Speaker
Noise & Fun: Mathias Kom, Deenah Vollmer
Cover Photo: Lena Opitz
Artwork: Bernhard Karakoulakis
Mastered by Theo Krieger
Producer: Brian Speaker

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Boo Hoo Frankfurt Am Main, Germany

Boo Hoo is the moniker of german Folk Singer-Songwriter Bernhard Karakoulakis. Maintaining a steady output of recordings since 2008 Boo Hoo has cultivated a style of melancholy melodic folk music. With a focus on observational lyrics and fingerstyle guitar picking Boo Hoo played for growing audiences in Germany, Europe and the US. ... more

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