Catastrophe

by We Invented Paris

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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.

Thank you for buying this record and for inventing Paris!

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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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Track Name: Looking Back
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
 
 
Track Name: Fuss
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
 
 
Track Name: Kaleidoscope
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
 
 
Track Name: High Tide
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
 
 
Track Name: Air Raid Shelter
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
 
 
 
Track Name: Storm
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
 
Track Name: Superlove
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
 
Track Name: Spiderman
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
 
Track Name: Catastrophe
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
 
 
Track Name: Touriste
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
Track Name: When Did I Stop
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
 
 
Track Name: Arsonist
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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