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No Fire in the Sand

by Black Sea Dahu

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1.
Rhizome 04:17
I’ll carry the load Heavy as a stone When the only thing I leave behind are weeds and broken bones
 Black trees lining the road Silent and secretly I stole I dug holes to feed my soul
 It was me It was me Slowly you fall asleep
 And the fool got caught in the trap Just a glow in the night Oh you always strike the matches like a villain
 It was me It was me Slowly you fall asleep
 The venom I spread could kill a whole pack of wolves And your head is full of it Oh I swear you are so precious to me But this is as far as I can go my love This is as far as I can go my love
 Rough cheeks rubbin’ the cold white ground Shallow we’re breathing in and out I sow the seeds of a rhizome
 The ivy has grown up the walls of your house And I outline our story so as to make it sound like nothing really happened Things that you know to be true
 It was me It was me Slowly you fall asleep It was me It was me Slowly you fall asleep
 This is as far as I can go my love This is as far as I can go my love Oh this is as far as I can go my love 
Oh this is as far as I can go my love

2.
Thaw 03:49
Oh honey you You keep me in the dark Thaw in the morning hours Warm hands in sleeping bags I’ve spent the night tossing and turning Oh you were on my mind
 Take me back to when I was still what you needed When you carried me through the corridors round and round in your four walls Now I am alone Watching the cloud cover form into a storm Oh baby I’m unwell Can’t you hear the thunders rumble above my town I wait here for them
 Oh honey you You’re scattered to the four winds Tar in the morning hours And the white ridges of my home I’ve altered and I know that you have too And I’m thinking maybe I should’ve stayed gone
 Take me back to when I was still what you needed When you carried me through the corridors round and round in your four walls Now I am alone Watching the cloud cover form into a storm Oh baby I’m unwell Can’t you hear the thunders rumble above my town I wait here for them to gather me in
 All of the lines on your wall will fade When you get wrinkles around your eyes my friend All of the lines on your wall will fade When you get wrinkles around your eyes my friend
3.
See I only smoke when I’m in trouble anyway And ever since I’ve met him that’s the case By tomorrow he’ll be loving someone else Maybe I’ll be fine with time But now I sink down deeply
 So I’ll leave this place and soon see the waters Run away from the sorrow in my mind Give me those big waves I’ve always been scared of I don’t hesitate anymore, more I am ready now
I’m ready for you There ain’t no fire in the sand to come back to
 Let them break now right over my head Pull me out to sea
 Speak to me and lock your gaze on the small small city God knows I don’t judge him Yes I know I lack in so many things And we’re getting older day by day and bones they will decay And we will say that some things they are only magical for a moment
 So I’ll leave this place and soon see the waters Run away from the sorrow in my mind Give me those big waves I’ve always been scared of I won’t hesitate anymore, more I am ready now
I’m ready for you No there ain’t no fire in the sand to come back to
 Let them break now right over my head Pull me out to sea
4.
Demian 07:39
Sometimes it takes up all I have inside to focus on what’s good in life Appreciate things and love and laughter We used to have so much fun It seems to me that I was just fine when I was around you Now comfort me and bar my way to the door Threaten me with your dark eyes my dear Push me towards the ivory colored wall And make me sob and cry for mercy oh I’m sure I’m gonna go insane right there in your arms You rip up my body I believe it was always yours I wish you would throw stones at me So that I’d stop showing up at your door every night So starved to the bone of love and laughter But I can’t breathe oh and I know I brought this on myself Now my voice fails and I’ve got a feverish head And you drive me out Out in the cold into a fuckin’ snowstorm Have you lost your mind my dear? Have you lost your mind? All of the words we said are strewn across the wooden floor And it seems like everything falls apart these days The ground I’ve conjured up for us It’s going to rot if I don’t stop wreaking havoc We’re running up and down Up and down Up and down the whole damn time my dear Now comfort me and bar my way to the door Threaten me with your dark eyes my dear Push me towards the ivory colored wall And make me sob and cry for mercy oh I’m sure I’m gonna go cuckoo’s nest right there in your arms Now rip up my body I believe it was always yours Always yours to have I’ve opened all the gates And letting in all the agony that I could find And oh I tried to connect to anyone for so long
5.
I didn’t mean that I don’t want you here with me And all I can see is a man who wants to give himself to me
 And I can’t give anything back I’m so sorry but I swore by my mother That I wouldn’t believe in love again
 You tell me that you want me too And that you hate me for I find comfort in this lonely place I’m in And all I can do is push you far away and guard my borders even more now
 I often think of how you pulled me to your chest so tightly Oh help me god how you swallowed your anger that day When we met in the park and I was so worried For a long while we just sat and neither of us could manage to talk
 I can’t give anything back I’m so sorry but I swore by my mother That I wouldn’t believe in love
 I can’t give anything back I’m so sorry but I swore by my mother That I wouldn’t believe in love
 I can’t give anything back I’m so sorry but I swore by my mother That I wouldn’t believe in love
 I can’t give anything back I’m so sorry but I swore by my mother That I wouldn’t believe in love

about

Drowning can also be a form of surrender. You choose to wade deeper into the water and, with this, you also allow the waves to consume you – submitting to their forceful tenacity with your entire being. Because there is nothing awaiting you back on the shore! No Fire in the Sand, the follow EP to Black Sea Dahu’s critically acclaimed debut full-length White Creatures, is about this type of submission. This is post-relationship deep-water type of trauma painted and examined with pointillist type poetic accuracy. The material ebbs and flows between expressions of denial, guilt, anger, anguish and self-pity. But the ability, the will and the drive to speak on these agonising truths is also strangely empowering.

Like its predecessor, No Fire in the Sand was recorded in the same remote studio located in gorgeous Giske, Norway. It was also produced and engineered by Gavin Gardiner of Wooden Sky. Musically, it’s still rooted in that raw, impassioned urban folk of White Creatures, but overall it’s just more intense. A shade darker and deeper. Some songs more explosive. And although, the arrangements remain vigorous and layered, emotionally this material is even more direct and revealing. And it demands complete submission.

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released September 27, 2019

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Black Sea Dahu Zurich, Switzerland

Black Sea Dahu is a singer-songwriter called Janine and her band. They're based in Zurich, Switzerland.

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