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Alben

Produced by Sascha "Salossi" Loss and Kai Streier
Recorded by Salossi at the following places:
Schlossblick Studios, Nümbrecht
Schnürsenkel Räcords Studios, Cologne
Home of the Steiningers, Cologne
Cover photo by Beate Uehlenbruck
Album design by Ralf Gottschalk

All songs written by Kai Streier
© 2010 Rose of a Defensive Colour Music

Featured musicians:
Kai Streier
Lisa Spielmann
Sascha "Salossi" Loss
Eddie Muñoz
Alex Steininger
Fabian Steininger
Joss Lehmkuhl

Special guests:
Lea Kinting, Denise Ebert & Marie Dengler
("The Fabulous Flamingos")
Wolfgang Richter

Released March 2010

hotel tales (2010)

01 POOLSIDE AT THE FLAMINGO
02 PALACE HOTEL LOVE
03 WARM HEART
04 BODY AT WAR
05 MEAN MAN
06 DRAWING PERFECT CIRCLES #2
07 EVIL SPAIN
08 PHYSICAL POETRY
09 OPPOSITES ATTRACT
10 MOCKING DREAM
11 TIPSY GYPSY
12 WAVE OF SOUND

11 TIPSY GYPSY

I was born into a bad world
All I’ve ever known was strife
Civil, ethnic and industrial
Plus domestic – since I got myself a wife
I still remember how I met her
Big earrings dangling from her ears
But what really most impressed me
Was her crocodile shoes and crocodile tears

My father was a carpet cleaner
He went to Hollywood and played some minor roles
He got to know Elizabeth Taylor
She invited him for a trip to the North Pole
But he said “no” to Elizabeth Taylor
He said, “Some carpets fly and some do not”
He didn’t mention the real reason
He liked the women blonde and the weather hot

“Some people cannot see the wood for the trees
And some can’t see the trees for the wood”
I still hear my mother saying
When daddy said hello and left for good
I never figured how she meant it
Was she thinking of herself or dad or Liz?
He had an antiquated idea
Of what the right career for a woman is

And now I’m running my own business
I’m dealing roses – yellow, white and red
Employing half a dozen people
We’re on the boom while other jobs are shed
Everyone could be so happy
But my wife keeps complaining all the while
She says that I’m a tipsy gypsy
I guess that’s easy prey for a crocodile

Sometimes I think of my old mother
Sometimes of daddy in his minor roles
If I met Angelina Jolie
And she invited me for a trip to the South Pole
I would say “no” to Angelina
I’d say, “Some roses prick and some do not”
I’m gonna tell you the real reason
I like the women blonde and the weather hot