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Alben

Produced by El Poncho Pescadero
Recorded by Hector Casanova at Estudio CAS, Catemaco, Veracruz, Mexico
and by Mr. Kai at Geldorp Mansion, Cologne, Germany.
Additional recording by José Angel Taxilaga Morteo at Arcca Records, Catemaco
and by Salossi at Burgblick Studios, Ruppichteroth, Germany.
Cover photo by Mr. Kai
Album design by Nora van Rijn

All songs written by Kai Streier
© 2013 Rose of a Defensive Colour Music

Performed by Mr. Kai and Mariachi “Gala Juvenil” de Catemaco:
Leonardo Martínez Rodríguez – trumpet, background vocal
Sergio Antonio Santos Paxtlán – vihuela, nylon string guitar, background vocal
Leonardo Martínez Cágal – violin, background vocal
Isidro Martínez Cágal – guitarron

Special guests:
Gonzalo “Chalo” Barrientos
Hector Casanova
Sascha “Salossi” Loss

Released July 2013

veracruz (2013)

01 AMERICAN ROAD TRIP
02 ANCIENT CROSS
03 THE NEIGHBOUR
04 DUST AND MISERY
05 VERACRUZ
06 THINGS AIN’T GETTING BETTER
07 SALT UPON OUR SKIN
08 AMPHIBIOUS SYMPHONY
09 COCKROACHES EVERYWHERE
10 BLACK HILL
11 SUNDAY IN BELGIUM

05 VERACRUZ

I’m strolling down the street
Along the harbour
The northern wind is warm
Upon my skin
I’m waiting for the bells
Of the cathedral
To tell the time
And let the night begin

The square is filling up
There’s trash and music
I look around
And catch no glimpse of you
I wish you came
And whispered to me softly,
“The night is young
And we’ll be older too”

Veracruz
Veracruz
Come on, my darling
Get down off that cross
Put on your dancing shoes

I’m listening to the folks
Playing Marimba
A cowboy band is ready
To take turns
There’s bubbles in the air
I try to catch one
Just how to do
I guess I’ll never learn

It’s time to have
Another cup of coffee
At the corner
Where the Mariachis wait
The bells have rung again
It’s way past midnight
But no-one seems to even
Know what’s late

Veracruz...

Let’s hear it for the ones
Who tried to make it
Let’s toast upon our friends
Who should be here
A clown is doing tricks
Upon a tightrope
The serious stay home
To nurse their fears

Veracruz...