And what if

by Ronan Steinbaum

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released June 18, 2013

musical production: Gedy Ronen&Ronan Steinbaum
song written by: Ronan Steinbaum

musicians:
drums:Uriel Sverdin
bass:Shlomi mantsur
electric guitars:Ido goldberg
classic gtr and vocals vocal:Ronan Steinbaum
keyboards and harmony vocals:Gedy Ronen
cello:Eyal yahav

recorded and mixed at epes studios
mix :Guy yafe
mastering:Chris McCormack, Blacklisted Mastering u.k

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Track Name: All of this
So many faces
Engraved in my memory
The woman on the bus
The gate keeper in the army

And what am I to do with all of this

An endless parade of objects
Marching in front of me
Some of us are sick
Some are getting better

And what am I to do with all of this

They come to me at night
Wearing different bodies
Disturbed nervous existence
Tics in my eyes
In bed my leg’s kicking

So many generations
Just to be sitting here
In Germany and Russia
Day after day after day

What am I to do with all of this

They are a part of me
Of my features and body
Disturbed nervous existence
Their look in my eyes
In bed my leg’s kicking
Track Name: And what if
I’m quiet now
Like I haven’t been for months
I’m writing now
Like I didn’t do for years

I’m scared like
I have never been
And what if

I’m looking up
Like I haven’t done for months
I see the stars
And note they still exist

Sometimes I know
Sometimes it’s so clear
And what if

I see you now
Like I haven’t seen for months
I dream a lot
Like I didn’t do for years

I’m happy as I have ever been
And what if
Track Name: baby in your belly
baby in you belly
falafel in mine
the things that we said
wont change a thing now

and how big in his neck
how big are the thumbs
i wonder if he sleeps
on his head or his back

and magdalena
what are you doing now
i like your smile i like your smile
oh nick don't get old to quick

maybe he'll have your eyes
maybe your mouth
i'll spend my days sniffing
his head and his but

its gonna get noisy soon
i try to relax
i hope he comes out
with a manual in his hand

and magdalena
what are you doing now
i like your smile i like your smile
oh nick don't get old to quick
Track Name: i feel old
i feel old i am old
i remember 1910
when i got off the boat
i remember 46
when i hid in my coat

i feel young i am young
i remember sleeping so deep
that i couldn't wake up
i remember the smell of the ground
when i fell off the bike

and here i am
patient as rock
heavy as the sea
smiling like a mountain
still as a tree
free as the water
shining like a cloud
steady as a leaf

i feel soft am soft
i remember fighting so much
and now every conflict makes me nauseous
a crying baby from the neighbors window
makes me wanna cry
pick them up

and here i am
patient as rock
heavy as the sea
smiling like a mountain
still as a tree
free as the water
shining like a cloud
steady as a leaf
Track Name: just in case
i don't need a book just in case
on my bed table anymore
i don't need you to remember my name
just in case any more

i don't need the noise just in case
to distract me any more
i don't need a place i can come back to
just in case any more

just a step away
change a letter move a line
and you might find yourself
in a different bed
with a different life


from your sleep you shout at me
speak to me speak to me
miles away floating on ice
don't you know things will happen fast
Track Name: Like a baby
Like a baby fighting so hard
Not to fall asleep
We are fighting desperately
Not to wake up
In a dream I stumble
And nearly lose my step
And I wonder where I would end
If I fell down

I must remember to love you
When you are with me
As much as when you’re not
So thin the line
So subtle time
Now you’re here
And now you’re gone

Like a baby fighting so hard
To stand on his feet
We are fighting desperately
Just to sit down
He will grow up become like us
Lose his innocence
How I hope he don’t need
To run all his life
Track Name: The river flows
The river flows I know I know
It’s not up to me to which side it runs
Seasons change I know I know
It’s not up to me to choose their order

People move I know I know
It’s not for me to tell them how
An evening comes an evening goes
I know I know just can’t let go

The wind blows I know I know
It’s not up to me in which direction
Birds fly I know I know
It’s not up to me to tell them
Where it’s hot

Feelings grow I know I know
It’s not for me
To put them in a line
The light goes on the light goes off
I know I know
Just can’t let go