Lo​-​Fi Love Songs

by Hatfield

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This Album was recorded at home, on do-it-yourself equipment. Hence the title...

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released June 1, 2012

Words and Music by Mark Hatfield

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Hatfield Würzburg, Germany

Mark Hatfield from Würzburg, Germany. Folk-punking stages around the world with his trusty live-sidekick Konstantin Vey. Well, maybe not around the world. Just Germany. Come to think of it... Bavaria. OK, northern Bavaria...

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Track Name: All I Need
when life’s got me feeling down
when my head hits the ground
when I think I’m gonna drown
when I need you to come around

all I need to do is call your name
you’re the doctor who declares me sane
you’re the morphine that kills my pain
when you’re not here with me I die in vain

when my hope seems to fade away
when my thoughts seem to go astray
when my dues are up for pay
when I need you to save my day

all I need to do is call your name
you’re the doctor who declares me sane
you’re the morphine that kills my pain
when you’re not here with me I die in vain

when my fears start to take control
when my guilt starts to eat my soul
when my mind's hanging up the phone
when I need you to take me home

all I need to do is call your name
you’re the doctor who declares me sane
you’re the morphine that kills my pain
when you’re not here with me I die in vain

all I need to do is trust in you
no one else can do the things you do
you’re painting my grey skies a brighter shade of blue
you guide me to a life where everything is new
Track Name: Love and Hate
someone call me a doctor
'cause I’m bleeding from the ear
must be all the lies you tell me everyday

someone pull this knife from my back
cause this pain is hard to bear
from the blade you drenched in the hatred that you feel

do you like to see me suffer
could you make it any tougher
everyday your getting rougher

do you wanna see me crying
wanna make me feel like dying
well you might as well stop trying

someone free my head from this vice
'cause this headache’s hard to take
must be all the lovely things you said to me

someone pull me from the wreckage
I hit a wall of contempt
now it’s time to tear that wall down to the ground

do you like to see me suffer
could you make it any tougher
everyday your getting rougher

do you wanna see me crying
wanna make me feel like dying
well you might as well stop trying

I won’t take this any longer
everyday I’m getting stronger
cut it out or you’re a goner

your fucking lies will never shake me
your fucking hate will never break me
and my love will never forsake me
Track Name: Crapshoot
what an unexpected, pleasant surprise
to find you here with no one at your side
the people here fail to recognize
the beauty of sorrow glowing in your eyes

what do you say, baby, what do you say
if you take my hand, I can take it away

gonna light up the night with the fire within
gonna bring down the house, gonna bathe you in sin
gonna enter your dreams, gonna make them real
gonna tease your senses, gonna let you feel
gonna open you up, like a gift-wrapped box
gonna help you evolve, gonna loosen the knots
gonna rip out the pain, gonna drown the doubt
gonna make you cherish what this night is about
Track Name: Solitary
is that what's left?
dirty floors, padded walls
colorless designer jackets
one size fits all

my heart and mind were up for grabs
don't worry, darling, I don't want them back
I don't need them back

solitary
is modest price to pay
if I can see your face
night by night, day by day

they try to tell me that you're gone
they're full of shit, I know they're wrong
you ain't gone

look at me
free to see
what I need
what I believe

completely free
from agony
from jealousy

from sanity

sanity, over-rated and not for me
Track Name: Dancing on my Self Esteem
she had to be the cutest thing I’ve ever seen
crystallised in each and every teenage dream
catching looks, twisting necks, stealing hearts
a walking, talking, god-given work of art

I did everything I could to be her man
but she just didn’t care, didn’t give a damn
she told me I would never be her lover man
I’ll never play a role in her master plan

I love to see her dancing in the street
I love to see her body move to the beat
I love to see her dancing like a beauty queen
I hate to see her dancing on my self esteem
Track Name: The Happy Song
I tried to do the right thing
tried to make you see
that nothing really matters
but you and me

I think it’s safe to say now
you didn’t feel the same
you ran off with another
with whats-his-name

I’ve waited hours and hours and hours
every night
as long as you’re happy
I guess it’s alright

you were the only one I needed
the best I had
but love on a one-way track
is kind of sad

I didn’t stop and focus
on the state of play
you caught me unprepared
when you walked away

I’ve been drowning and drowning and drowning
in bottles of wine
as long as you’re happy
everything’s fine

the clocks have all stopped ticking
since I saw you last
the hands have frozen up since
the moment past

I’m torn and I am broken
a gutless shell
a nicotine stain
of my former self

I’m lost and out of balance
searching for the light
in the darkness of remorse
and shattered pride

absolution won’t be granted
till the day has come
when the moment of you slips
into oblivion

you’re killing me, killing me, killing me everyday
but as long as you’re happy
I guess it’s ok
Track Name: Suicide Romance
you're like the fruit back in paradise
the shit storm came when I took my bite
every moment burned in my brain
dying for the sight, sound, scent an the pain

all tangled up in the web that you spun
train of thought derailing and nowhere to run
killing me kindly, caught in you're spell
suicide romance, straight out of hell

with your fish net stockings and the evil eye
and the high-speed chase for the "how" and "why"
with the dim light and the dirty sheets
and the cool night and the blazing heat
with the whirlwind that cracked my head
and the migraine lying in the bed
with the cold drinks and the open door
and the torn clothes on the dusty floor
Track Name: Maybe
maybe it's the way you smile
when you wake up next to me
maybe it's the way you laugh
when you celebrate your victory
maybe it's the look you get
when I'm the one you see
maybe it's the tears you shed
when it's time to leave

maybe it's the bliss I feel
when lying next to you
maybe it's how cool you stay
no matter what you do
maybe it's the look you get
when I'm the one you see
maybe it's the tears you shed
when it's time to leave

your smile, your touch, your kiss, your eyes
to leave would be my true demise
I hope you never have to go
you need to know I love you so
I know that there will never be
another love like this for me
I know the day you say goodbye
will be the day that I would want to die
Track Name: Insomniac Delight
I’m having trouble sleeping
I can’t get no rest
you are the reason
I can’t pass this test
you cast a spell upon me
when I close my eyes
all I see is your face
and the smile you left behind

I can’t sleep at night
something ain’t right
I need you tonight
but you’re out of sight
I can’t sleep at night
something ain’t right
I need you tonight
insomniac delight

I can’t get your image
out of my head
all I feel is emptiness
while lying in my bed
the only way to cure me
from these long nights of pain
is to go out and find you
and see you once again

I can’t sleep at night
something ain’t right
I need you tonight
but you’re out of sight
I can’t sleep at night
something ain’t right
Track Name: Performance of the Year
I'll meet her at the bar at nine
I'll have beer and she'll have wine
we'll talk about the good old times

she'll tell me how her life turned out
that she's living the one she dreamed about
the man, the job, the dog, the house

then she'll ask how I have been
I'll flash a fabricated grin
and lie to her about everything

and I won't tell her how things fell apart
when I heard that someone else had lit her spark
and I won't tell her how I feel inside
and I won't ask for her to spend the night

I'll just lie to her and it'll be alright

the happiness inside her eyes
will adequately justify
my made-up hunky dory life

the fairytales that I might tell
and all the smiles that hurt like hell
will be just for her and no one else

and I won't tell her what she means to me
or about the acting job each time we meet
and I won't tell her what I feel inside
or thank her for the worst night of my life

I'll just kiss her cheek and say good night
Track Name: The Mouse Trap
wicked midnight, highest tower
desperate in his darkest hour
the apparition comes
once a father, once a king
now a pale and ghostly thing
an echo of his pain

royal spirit, truth be told
of wretched deeds, most foul and cold
something is rotten
sent to hell by brother's hand
robbed of queen and high command
something is rotten
lethal droplets for the plot
serpents bite to fool the lot
something is rotten
noble youth revenge be thine
upon the man who's crown was mine
something is rotten

love or madness, friend or foe
painful smiles in times of woe
a mother's loving child
daddy's throne and mommy's sheets
drenched in shame beyond belief
hail to the new king

wonderful lady, young and fair
diamond eyes and golden hair
blazing love forced to end
broken hearts that cannot mend
nothing else above the oath
sworn before the tortured ghost
perhaps the devil's wicked deeds
proof is what a jury needs
a play that shows the crime at hand
reenacted for the man
whose face will burn with guilt and shock
the conscience of the king is caught

snow white skin and locks of gold
floating calmly in the cold
something is rotten
poisoned blade and poisoned wine
plans and schemes that intertwine
something is rotten
crimson pool of greed and hate
the undiscovered country waits
never forgotten
a promise kept, a duty done
by a murdered father's dying son
never forgotten
Track Name: One Last Time
when I'm lost at sea
and the waves are tearing up my boat
and I'm all alone
with no rescue and no hope

I won't be afraid
no, I won't be afraid
I'll just close my eyes and see your face
one last time

when the brightest light
knocks me down and burns my eyes
and the mushroom cloud
blocks the sun out of the sky

I won't be afraid
no, I won't be afraid
I'll just close my eyes and see your face
one last time

crashing cars, crashing planes
atomic wars, climate change
deadly disease, derailing trains
serial killers, hurricanes

I'll just close my eyes
and see your face
one last time
I'll see your face