These Days / Urban Foxes

by blacksheepboy / pale&coy

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These Days / Urban Foxes is a split album by Prague based songwriters and singers blacksheepboy (Zdenek Lichnovsky) and pale&coy (Eliska Mikovcova). The debut album shows the intimate and emotional approach to music production of both artists. Songs were composed and recorded at home, which helped to preserve the authentic atmosphere on the record. The lyrics are linked to the city and its inevitable and specific lifestyle as the pace of life is much faster, yet the range of opportunities is wider than necessary. The concept of the album presents different narratives that bear a remarkable resemblance to each another - songs of transience of the moment, making choices, feeling at home, or day dreaming.

blacksheepboy, a singer, songwriter and guitarist Zdenek Lichnovsky, recorded the base for his six tracks in his bedroom, taking advantage of its perfect acoustics. In his music he combines the sharp and lo-fi sound of a distorted 12-string acoustic guitar with bubbling synths & beats. Then, in all these layers, you can find a sheer pop approach.

pale&coy is an electronic project of a songwriter, singer and keyboardist Eliska Mikovcova. In her music she depicts the specific state of mind or a certain atmosphere while recording songs in a mobile phone app. To maintain the authenticity of the tracks there is as little as possible postproduction done afterwards.

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released February 15, 2016

zdeněk lichnovský - music, lyrics, vocals (1-5), music, vocals (6), backvocals (7)
eliška míkovcová - music, lyrics, vocals (7-10)
tim hardin - music, lyrics (6)
kateřina kučerová - backvocals, synth (3-6)
petr matoušek - drums (3-4)
pavel kraus - programming (7-10)

recorded at home & radio 1 studio
mixed by lukáš lukáš & adam kowal at muflon studio
mastered by matouš godík
artwork by kateřina kučerová

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blacksheepboy / pale&coy Prague, Czech Republic

blacksheepboy is a singer/songwriter and guitarist Zdeněk Lichnovský. / pale&coy is an electronic project of a songwriter, singer and keyboardist Eliška Míkovcová.

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Track Name: blacksheepboy - These Days 1
I’ve been hiding here all day
surrounded by the leaking windows
it’s not the speech of hate, now

these days, won’t stop
but I just don’t have enough
I want to turn back time, again

I was hoping to be your man
heading to the endless love
but it stops happening, now, now

these days
Track Name: blacksheepboy - These Days 2
freezing hearts in the freezing times
due to stone cold lights in the sleepless nights
while christmas lies awake

wasted years and wasted days
as this boredom slowly dies away
while august takes it’s place
Track Name: blacksheepboy - The Advent
I was there, beneath the rusty swing,
pondering possibilities
Again
Count to five
Count to ten

how many losses do you need 
to realize, what you’ve already gained
how come
I’ve behaved
like that

take it all outside
and tear it apart
get on the crimson bridge
to spit on cars

it’s time

I was there, on the hill called star
tracing tracks by motorbikes
Again
Count to five
Count to ten

how many losses do you need 
to realize, what you’ve already gained
how come
I’ve let them down
Again

take it all outside
and tear it apart
golden leaves and yellow ground
seem sublime

it’s time

all the references are wrong
please stop making this up
(it won’t work, it won’t work, it’s done)
the advent of cold nights comes
but there must be something more
something more

take it all outside
and tear it apart
get on the crimson bridge
to spit on cars
Track Name: blacksheepboy - SHE
she was all around
and in your dreams you’ve been worried about
you have to speak it all out loud
you have to sleep all night

but look what did you choose
you wen to the roof to stay in the groove
and then they came after you
and then they made you move

I hope you won’t find out
I’ve given up all my fights
still waking up
at noon

I know you’re one to blame
but I didn’t hear your name
still waking up
at noon
still waking up
to same old tune
tune

she was all around
and in your dreams you’ve been worried about
you have to speak it all out loud
you have to sleep all night

I hope you won’t find out
I’ve given up all my fights
still waking up
at noon

I know you’re one to blame
but I didn’t hear your name
still waking up
at noon
still waking up
to same old tune
tune
Track Name: blacksheepboy - Solid Ground Strikes Back
trapped in the bed for past two years
hear nothing but the buzz in my ears
a solid ground seems so faraway, I try to forget it now
my heart’s creating shapes, that i don’t want to recognize

cause everytime, you walk on by
everytime, you walk on by
did you ever realize, it’s enough, enough enough
did you ever realize, it’s enough, enough enough

let’s have a smoke to stop the rage
it’s time to do the work to deserve your wage
a solid ground strikes back again, till the sun goes up
my heart’s trying to escape, but I just wanna let it stay

cause everytime, you walk on by
everytime, you walk on by
did you ever realize, it’s enough, enough enough
did you ever realize, it’s enough, enough enough
Track Name: blacksheepboy - Black Sheep Boy (Tim Hardin cover)
Here I am back home again
And I’m here to rest
All they ask is where I’ve been
Knowing I’ve been west

I’m the family’s unknown boy
Golden curls and envy hair
Pretty girls with faces fair
See the shine in the black sheep boy

If you love me let me live in peace
And please understand
That the black sheep can wear the golden fleece
And hold the winning hand

I’m the family’s unknown boy
Golden curls and envy hair
Pretty girls with faces fair
See the shine in the black sheep boy

I’m the family’s unknown boy
Golden curls and envy hair
Pretty girls with faces fair
See the shine in the black sheep boy
Track Name: pale&coy - Hibernate
I thought you wanted to fake your death
All the disgust and despair
Can just take you breath away
So don’t you waste your own time
Faking you’re awake

Because your heart is just as cold as the city you hate
Because your heart is just as cold as the city you hate

As it gets lonesome at night you choose not to wander
But you find no repose
No resting place in this life
Did it all get real
When the purity was over?

Because your heart is not as bold as the moves you make
Because your heart is not as bold as the moves you make

Why don’t you consider to hibernate yourself,
All you dreams and fears will just melt (away)

I thought she wanted to fake your death
Intense and futile
She won’t heal the damage done
So don’t you waste any more time
Make no more mistakes

Because your heart is just as cold as the city you hate
Because your heart is just as cold as the city you hate

Why don’t you consider to hibernate yourself,
All you dreams and fears will just melt (away)
Track Name: pale&coy - Pillowtalk
Tell me, isn’t it tragic
to open yourself up like a museum,
to turn yourself inside out, only to have everything
stolen under the night

It´s not as tight as words on paper
And I wish I could turn all
your special powers into vapour

Let me astroplane to sleep
Through our pillowtalk
And then leave

As we keep on pillowtalking
I sacrifice your mind - losing consciousness
talking throught space and time,
relieving me from counting the sheep
or the need to get high

spend last night talking to my cigarette
the smoke does that thing well
As it takes clouds into my head

Let me astroplane to sleep
Through our pillowtalk
And then leave
Track Name: pale&coy - Pulses
Building up your statue of red clay
Scratches and more bruises mark the pain
You say you got broken in so many ways
But I see no crushed bones just your empty hollow gaze

Drowning in an ocean of despair
Wallowing in things you couldn´t bare
No one will feel sorry it´s all your choice
I won´t be the last one to shut your voice

Cruising for bruising the worst thing to do
Enjoying losing it´s pleasure for you
Cruising for bruising the worst thing to do
Enjoying losing it´s pleasure for you

No one ever listens to the dull drums
The dull drums of your pulses
As they beat against the silence

You keep saying “time won´t heal (any of) your bruises”
so you´re giving up on science
so you´re giving up on science

Cruising for bruising the worst thing to do
Enjoying losing it´s pleasure for you
Cruising for bruising the worst thing to do
Enjoying losing it´s pleasure for you
Track Name: pale&coy - Urban Foxes
You’re so far from where you want to go
You’re so far from where you want to go
Anywhere near
anytime soon
anything you want to achieve
You’re so far from where you want to go

Tell me why did you come to this place
If you don’t like urban foxes
Foraging at night through you cardboard boxes
Try to turn back the clockworks of your mind


I could mind if you wouldn’t let her know
About the things I’ve tried to fix when the lights were low.
Anywhere near
anytime soon
anything you want to achieve
You’re so far from where you want to go


Tell me why did you come to this place
If you don’t like urban foxes
Foraging at night through you cardboard boxes

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