Refractions

by Frogcodile

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released January 28, 2017

Frogcodile is:
Dennis Kresin – Vocals / Guitar
Markus Kresin – Guitar/ Backing Vocals
Mario Smida - Bass
Lennart Richter – Drums

All songs written by Dennis Kresin
All songs arranged by Frogcodile
Backing vocals on „Talking To Myself“ by Jan Röttger
Recorded by Frogcodile and Dennis Eisermann
Produced by Frogcodile and Dennis Eisermann
Mixed by Dennis Eisermann
Mastered by EROC
Cover artwork by MCFSWV

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Track Name: Home
Did you notice when I left?
Or am I still there?
You and me are miles apart
But yet so close

And I feel so paralyzed
When I see your eyes
And I feel finally arrived
When I see your smile

Lie awake can’t find no sleep
Am I on her mind?
She’s locked up behind closed doors
But still I knock

And I feel so paralyzed
When I see her smile
And I feel finally arrived
When I see her eyes

Walking on the road again
Couldn’t see quite where it ends
Walking on the road again
Never been this far from home
Track Name: Refractions
Trying to focus but can’t think straight
Unable to shut down my mind
My head’s too heavy to carry its weight
Too many feelings deep inside

Filter the essence out of this mess
Passing it through a sieve
So many questions I wish there were less
And so little answers to give

Trying to listen to what’s in my head
But everyone’s talking at once
Could not distinguish what anyone said
Too large is the number of tongues

My mind is a prism refracting light
Spreading out color from within
A single light beam colors the night
That’s where creation begins

Can’t control what I am thinking
Endless chaos rules my mind
And all attempts to rearrange
Just seem to fail
One day maybe I’ll let it out
And understand
The seed once planted has prospered inside
Track Name: Hope Is Where Frustration Is
A voice inside of me that tells me I’ll never reach my goal
It started years ago, but no one understands how long
Hope is where frustration is, hope’s the source of pain and it
Seems that the best for me there is, is to never ever feel hope again

Please don’t stand so close to me and please don’t ask me why
I don’t want to show my hurt, don’t want you to see me cry
I don’t think you’d ever expect and if you asked I would deny
To keep my urge locked up inside to make it lonely, make it die

Hope was what kept me away from true happiness
Hope is still the only thing that amplifies my silent screams
Track Name: Distant Days
A finger post
To your hideaway
Narrow ways
Feel the empty space

Some things will never change, no
This I thought
Some things will never change, no
Now you’re gone

Your golden thread
Tangled up within
Distant days
Nights are closing in

Some things will never change, no
This I thought
Some things will never change, no
Now you’re gone

Deep in ourselves
We’re just hiding in a shell
Deep in your heart
All your love is away

Deep in my soul
Yes I know, I understand
But can’t admit
Your loss anyway

We cannot run away
Track Name: Talking To Myself
You are the drug that makes me high but to consume you is a crime
The apple on the tree of knowledge, should I pick you? Should I try?

I’m talking to myself inside my mind
Trying to believe you maybe might
Be talking to yourself inside your brain
Only hoping that I feel the same

You are the flower in the backyard where I already stole one
You are the bird I try to catch you fly too fast for me to run

I’m talking to myself inside my mind
Trying to believe you maybe might
Be talking to yourself inside your brain
Only hoping that I feel the same

Here I am hoping to find a way
Trying to find a reason that makes you wanna stay
Though I know it’s hardly possible that you could love me
I can’t tear myself away from you
Track Name: Spin-Tops
You are the spin-top in my pocket
I use to test if I’m still awake
And if you won’t stop turning around
Am I still dreaming?

I am the fear that is making you run
And makes you hide in a shadowed space
But when the darkness stays too long
You even want me to stay

Maybe on another day I could be…
Maybe at a different time…

I am the ashes you leave when you die
A square meter of scorched earth
Although imagining makes you cry
You can’t deny I am real

Maybe on another day I could be…
Maybe at a different time…

Everyday just seems the same
Full of things I can’t undo
Every night is a place to hide
Oh, how I wish that it was true

Am I wrong when I try not to love you?
Give me hope for another day
You know, my thoughts remind me of spin-tops
A dream you cannot escape

Maybe on another day I could be…
Maybe at a different time you and me…
Maybe if I wait long enough it is true
Maybe in another life I’m with you
Track Name: Molecules
How deep, how deep can I look into your eyes
Without you noticing the thoughts inside my mind?
How close, how close can I get to touching you?
I know in fact our molecules will never do

This is the voice that calls from deep within your soul
Should I ignore or should I try to take control?

How long, how long must I wait, must I endure
To quit my limerence for you, to find a cure?
How loud, how loud are the screams inside my head?
Do they stay inside or break through the walls instead?

I try to catch you, but you’re slipping through my hands
A wave of questions that I try to swim against
Track Name: As You Go By
As you go by I’m losing you
And I cannot keep up
The moment I have found you
I knew you wouldn’t stop

I hoped one day you would come back
But only you can tell
I know that you are here today
Gone tomorrow right away

I’m floating like a feather carried by the wind
I know that it don’t matter
If I lose myself right now
The options are eternal I could never see them all
So how could I lose control?

As you go by I’m wasting you
I’ve got you on my side
Or have I lost track of you?
I know that you can fly

Staring at a ticking clock
Waiting for a cue
From far away I hear a song
Don’t realize it’s about you
Track Name: Human
A life on a hard drive
Watch me on a screen
If you’ve got no number
You do not exist

Express what you’re feeling
In binary code
You’re just an illusion
Remotely controlled

Am I still human?
Just consuming?
Am I ruled by computers?

Apart from your sickness
You’re already dead
Pretend there are memories
Inside of your head

I’m a wheel inside a clockwork
That keeps running in reverse
When you feel your body aching
I assure it doesn’t hurt
Track Name: Green Eyes
Your green eyes turn out to be valid
You walk straight ahead but I float away

So I vanish in my dreams
And you can’t follow so it seems

A longing desire is determining my action
Distracting me from what I could rely on

So I vanish in my dreams
And you can’t follow so it seems

Sometimes I remember
The time we had
Should I waste it all?
Track Name: Waste My Time
You say it’s hopeless,
there’s things that we can’t change
I know you’re just afraid
it’s time to rearrange

You say I’m restless
I would just waste my time
I know you’re lying to yourself
Time after time

Think of all the suffering
On this world we’re living in
Raise your voice and don’t give in!

Hey now, prevent yourself from dreaming
You say it’s just a waste of time, what could I even do?
Hey now, don’t you know it’s true
And I mean just in case it’s only time I waste,
I just want to waste my time with you!

You say I’m longing
For goals beyond our way
I know you’re panicking yourself
Day after day
Track Name: Anybody Listening?
Is anybody listening? Does anybody care?
My adrenalin grows and rushes up to my head
If anyones in need of a song to sing along?
Well, I’m standing right next to you! If anybody’s listening at all?


Hey Mr. Tambourine Man I’m sleepy can’t you see?
Just wanna go my way, stop playing songs for me

How could your love unfold, if my six-string didn’t weep
And all the stories told of beauty and of creeps

When the inspiration is found
I can’t wait to see you around
My guitar is plugged in
Can’t wait to begin
And I almost feel safe and sound

Is anybody listening? Does anybody care?
My adrenalin grows and rushes up to my head
If anyones in need of a song to sing along?
Well, I’m standing right next to you! If anybody’s listening at all?


Who sais that we’ll be neither heros nor a king?
Man, it don’t mean a thing if you ain’t got that swing
You know, I like it, ’though it’s only Rock’n’Roll
And where the rain gets in, there it can fix a hole


You might be saying that our lives have just begun
Well, that’s because the songs you play have already been sung
Don’t catch attention we can only stay and stare
But in the sense of music I ain’t going anywhere