Catastrophe

by We Invented Paris

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1.
Looking Back 03:30
Looking Back - We Invented Paris   Running through a forest Right into a different time No more mountains on my shoulders No more scars to get over I know this place, I know this sound Like when heaven hits the ground It may seem we’re kind of stoned And it’s all in monochrome   Looking back for me Looking back for me You’re all I ever see Looking back for me Looking back for me Can’t stop look into the sun Looking back for me Looking back for me I can’t let this all go Looking back for me Looking back for me We fall one by one   Floating of the surface No more will to come back down And we flew past our history Can’t ignore chemistry If the day should ever come When all these things will come undone Now we’re looking over our shoulders Brush the rust of our backs   Looking back for me Looking back for me You’re all I ever see Looking back for me Looking back for me Can’t stop look into the sun Looking back for me Looking back for me I can’t let this all go Looking back for me Looking back for me We fall one by one   We’re free falling Looking from this great height A patchwork of shadows cover the ground The sun on our backs painting us golden We’re free falling This time my eyes are open Soaking in the broken atmosphere Picture perfect painting us golden   Looking back for me Looking back for me You’re all I ever see Looking back for me Looking back for me Can’t stop look into the sun Looking back for me Looking back for me I can’t let this all go Looking back for me Looking back for me We fall one by one    
2.
Fuss 04:09
Fuss - We Invented Paris   I’m all about you, you, you You’re all about me, me, me It’s all about us, us, us I don’t get the fuss about it   Life is rollin up and down I’m still flying high above the ground Nothing can stop me now I am hear to take the crown Let’s do this   I was falling and waiting for years In the mood to change the tide I was falling and waiting for years In the mood to change the tide   They’re all about you, you, you But you’re all about me, me, me It’s all about us, us, us I don’t get the fuss about it   Life is rollin up and down I’m still flying high above the ground Nothing can stop me now I am hear to take the crown Let’s do this   I was falling and waiting for years In the mood to change the tide I was falling and waiting for years In the mood to change the tide   Complicated sceneries of Simple things in misery Insects licking with a buzz Why always make a fuss   I was falling and waiting for years In the mood to change the tide I was falling and waiting for years In the mood to change the tide    
3.
Kaleidoscope 04:47
Kaleidoscope - We Invented Paris   I don’t wanna lose you For you are my only I don’t wanna change you For you are my only   I was hunting out there in the dark You were stumbling next to me Somewhere there we lost that spark The noble art of drowning hearts Now you see kaleidoscope I only see broken stones We would like to go home But lost the place we once called so   If we could just leave here We could go away We could go away Would it really change our Carved wood Carved wood We are not the same same We are not alike We are not alike But still we belong     I don’t wanna lose you For you are my only I don’t wanna change you For you are my only   You’re walking down a narrow path   I’m still standing at the fork Somehow we both did the math Coexisting in this ark Now I hate what I loved most You once loved a holy ghost We are science, we are hope We’re tied up with silent rope   If we could just leave here We could go away We could go away Would it really change our Carved wood Carved wood We are not the same same We are not alike We are not alike But still we belong     I don’t wanna lose you For you are my only I don’t wanna change you For you are my only   Let’s go see the world Through a kaleidoscope Let’s go find this place We once called home   I don’t wanna lose you For you are my only I don’t wanna change you For you are my only    
4.
High Tide 03:58
High Tide - We Invented Paris   High tide High tide The river takes it all High five High five No winner without a loser No captain without a cruiser   Save me for today Save me for now Save me for today Save me for now   All these harbours All these boats All these stories filled with hope All these cities All these lights In a strangers’ paradise   Boat ride Boat ride Row against the tide Boat leak Boat leak No swimmer with a vest No party without guests   Save me for today Save me for now Save me from today Save me for now   All these harbours All these boats All these stories filled with hope All these cities All these lights In a strangers’ paradise   High tide High tide No winner without a loser No captain without a cruiser    
5.
Air Raid Shelter - We Invented Paris   We joined our forces happily With military symmetry All was well, all was fine Had no worries on our minds Then the ground began to shake Lost our balance, lost our faith In the master plan we created   Now we hide away under ground Make no sound 'till we feel better Sitting tight, let the storm pass by Take our time in our air raid shelter Air raid shelter Air raid shelter   Our silence speaks a thousand words The more it lasts the more it hurts Analyze and calculate All the risks that we won’t take Even though we barely breathe We still want to believe In the master plan we created   Now we hide away under ground Make no sound 'till we feel better Sitting tight, let the storm pass by Take our time in our air raid shelter Air raid shelter Air raid shelter   Why can’t we spread out the maps of our hearts And fill the gaps, go back to the start Can’t we spread out The maps of our hearts The maps of our hearts   We hide away under ground Make no sound 'till we feel better Sitting tight, let the storm pass by Take our time in our air raid shelter Air raid shelter Air raid shelter      
6.
Storm 03:45
Storm - We Invented Paris   2:05 in the morning My life is falling over me
 Walk the edge ‘til the dawn and Fight it until it’s history  
I wanna breathe deeper
 I wanna stretch wider
 Are you the crypt keeper I’m flawed just like you You wanna crash harder We gotta drive faster
 Now we’re in deep waters I’m flawed just like you  
We’re in the middle of a storm Just to let you know If I don’t make it, you don’t make it
 You and me be floating home If I let you go
If you don’t break it, I won’t break it
 We’re in this together now
We’re in this together now
 We’re in the middle of a storm Just to let you know   Sold our souls in the desert Monster mirror, you and I And it’s raging again Tell the truth to the letter
Give me something to believe  
I wanna dive deeper
 It’s gotta hurt better
 Take in the big picture It’s flawed just like you You wanna go higher We gotta stay closer Inside a black ocean
I’m flawed just like you  
We’re in the middle of a storm Just to let you know If I don’t make it, you don’t make it
 You and me be floating home If I let you go
If you don’t break it, I won’t break it
 We’re in this together now
We’re in this together now
 We’re in the middle of a storm Just to let you know 
We've got the whole world in our hands  
We’re in the middle of a storm Just to let you know If I don’t make it, you don’t make it
 You and me be floating home If I let you go
If you don’t break it, I won’t break it
 We’re in this together now
We’re in this together now
 We’re in the middle of a storm Just to let you know  
7.
Superlove 03:21
Superlove - We Invented Paris   I’m lost when I’m with you You make my heart spin through sky and sea You’re a spider without a web You thought that we could still be friends   Why do you keep asking For something you don’t want Why do you keep asking For me   When all you want is to be free When all you seek is to be on your own When all you want is to be free   There’s no need to be ashamed No one’s perfect, but still you try To find this love, this Superlove That’s doomed to die, before it lived   Why do you keep asking for something you don’t want? Why do you keep asking for me?   When all you want is to be free When all you seek is to be on your own When all you want is to be free   Good luck to you Good luck to you Good luck to you And yourself Farewell   When all you want is to be free When all you seek is to be on your own When all you want is to be free   I’m moving on  
8.
Spiderman 03:45
Spiderman - We invented Paris   Living your life Telling your jokes Wearing your suit And serving your food on a golden plate   Now it’s time to pull the plug And leave the party early   I may be Spiderman But I’m done saving the world for you I’m back to where we began And I don’t owe you anything I may be Spiderman But I’m done saving the world for you I’m back to where we began And I don’t owe you anything   Running your race You got my praises Abused my skills Enjoyed my fills I entertained all our friends   I may be Spiderman But I’m done saving the world for you I’m back to where we began And I don’t owe you anything I may be Spiderman But I’m done saving the world for you I’m back to where we began And I don’t owe you anything   The man in the mirror isn’t me I’m rather looking at you How come that I didn’t see The stranger growing in me   I may be Spiderman But I’m done saving the world for you I’m back to where we began And I don’t owe you anything I may be Spiderman But I’m done saving the world for you I’m back to where we began And I don’t owe you nothing   I may be Spiderman I am Spiderman I am Spiderman  
9.
Catastrophe 02:34
Catastrophe - We Invented Paris   We are the universe We are alien We are the world to be   We are the universe We are family We’re the catastrophe   All the drinks on the house until the bar is sober The night is ours as we sing your favorite song   We are the universe We are alien We are the world to be   We are the universe We are family We’re the catastrophe   We roam the streets of banks and obligations Where the homeless meet a mirror of humanity   C’est une catastrophe C’est une catastrophe C’est un bordel Quel bordel   C’est une catastrophe Nous somme une catastrophe C’est un bordel Quel bordel   We are the universe We are alien We are the world to be   We are the universe We are family We’re the catastrophe    
10.
Touriste 03:18
Touriste - We Invented Paris   Tell me how can we save the planet The whales and the tuna fish How can we end these wars respect what we don’t know   It seems to me that we all pretend to be here just for fun One long vacation and all we’re saying is   Je ne sais pas, je suis touriste Je ne sais pas, je suis touriste Je ne sais pas, je suis touriste Je ne sais pas, je suis touriste Je ne sais pas, je suis touriste Je ne sais pas, Je suis tou-ou-ou-ou-ri-i-i-i-ste   Tell me what will they remember Once that we’re gone Are our lives about forever Or a made up tv show   It seems to me that we all pretend to be here just for fun One long vacation and all we’re saying is   Je ne sais pas, je suis touriste Je ne sais pas, je suis touriste Je ne sais pas, je suis touriste Je ne sais pas, je suis touriste Je ne sais pas, je suis touriste Je ne sais pas, Je suis tou-ou-ou-ou-ri-i-i-i-ste   I’m not after some made up wish I could be like dream That makes us numb for reality I’m here to give what I have and do what I do Listen up if you dare to move I’m a singer, a poet, a politician's' artist Oh God, I’m not the answer But I have to ask you   Ou est la sortie?   Je ne sais pas, je suis touriste Je ne sais pas, je suis touriste Je ne sais pas, je suis touriste Je ne sais pas, je suis touriste   Je ne sais pas, Je suis tou-ou-ou-ou-ri-i-i-i-ste
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12.
When Did I Stop - We Invented Paris   The city is still asleep Peace already covers the streets Too late to be excited Too early to awake What if we found out today That we’re not alone in outer space Would it change anything Would it change us   When did I stop Listening to the birds Watching the flowers bloom Listening to the rain Watching the wind move in trees Listening to this heart of mine   Hunting dreams that seem to fade away In this home built out of pillows and love What if we found out today That there’s peace on earth   When did I stop Listening to the birds Watching the flowers bloom Listening to the rain Watching the wind move in trees Listening to this heart of mine   I believe we all just walk in line Pretending to be blind Secretly hoping for the aftermath Leaving it up to God to make things right Afraid to fail we hide inside As if our lives were meaningless   When did I stop Listening to the birds Watching the flowers bloom Listening to the rain Watching the wind move in trees Listening to this heart of mine    
13.
Arsonist 03:15
Arsonist - We Invented Paris   The day you were born The angels applauded Your mother was worn A hero adored I see in your eyes Those mountains arise An ocean so deep I hide and I seek   Now you’re lying here next to me Fast asleep Before you had it all Before you had it all   Be aware, be sure she’ll start a fire in your heart Be aware, be sure she’ll start a fire in your house   No worries you find Troubling your mind And the little you give Means everything I look at your hands Clinging to mine A piece of myself Breathing alive   Now you’re lying here next to me Fast asleep Before you had it all Before you had it all   Be aware, be sure she’ll start a fire in your heart Be aware, be sure she’ll start a fire in your house

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released August 25, 2017

Catastrophe has been written & recorded in the cities of Basel, Berlin, London and a wooden shack in the Black Forest.

Produced by: Bruce Kloeti, Alex Sprave
Additional Production by: Carey Willetts, Niklas Kramer, John Fortis, Emanuel Bender, Joël Fonsegrive, Flavian Graber
Recorded by: Bruce Kloeti, Alex Sprave, Stefan Schneider, Joël Fonsegrive, Flavian Graber
Mixed by: Stefan Schneider & Johann Seifert
Mastered by: Christian Wright
All songs written by Flavian Graber & Co-Writers: Carey Willets, Sebastian Buergi, Niklas Kramer, John Fortis, Mattias Lindblom, Matthias Rueckert, Emanuel Bender, Alex Sprave, Joël Fonsegrive, Stefan Schneider, Bruce Kloeti

Drums: Stefan Schneider, Alex Sprave
E-Guitars: Bruce Kloeti, Alex Sprave
A-Guitar: Flavian Graber
Synths & Keys: Flavian Graber, Bruce Kloeti, Alex Sprave, John Fortis
E-Bass: Joël Fonsegrive, Alex Sprave, Bruce Kloeti
Programming: Bruce Kloeti, Alex Sprave, Emanuel Bender, Niklas Kramer, Flavian Graber
Percussion: Bruce Kloeti, Alex Sprave, Stefan Schneider
Vocals: Flavian Graber

Art Direction & Artwork by: Stefan Fitzner
Photographs by: Karine & Oliver
Clothes on photographs by: Julian Zigerli
A&R: Julian Butz
Product Management: Swantje Fiedler
Executive Music Producer: Bruce Kloeti
Executive Producer: Flavian Graber

Special Thanks to our families for making this ride possible and for hanging in there while we're away touring or recording a record like this one.

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Since 2010, Flavian Graber unites various musicians and artists in his band We Invented Paris, reinventing his music as they go along.

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