The Base – 16 Songs in Self Defense

nubabel entertainment
Graz 2010

Cover: 16 Songs In Self DefenseAlready out there for three years, yet unknown to me so far, this album holds perhaps my favourite tunes. Not only flows the music cool and smooth, the lyrics are simply mind blowing: Norbert Wally’s voice is perfect for slow tunes like She She She or Sugarfree Baby. Kudos for the hilarious 55 Days and 55 Days (Happy End Cut).

55 Days (Words by Norbert Wally | Music by The Base) This song’s going to destroy itself in 55 days Today the cigarette machine asked me if I’m 16 So I pulled my card and I stuck it in It spat it right back into my face This song’s going to destroy itself in 55 days Then a woman passed by, she pretended to cry She said she needed help cause her brother had just died And her baby needs diapers, baby needs diapers, baby needs diapers So I checked my change to save her life This song’s going to destroy itself in 55 This song’s going to destroy itself in 55 days But she said she needed 20, I replied my wallet’s empty And she left without a word, no, she didn’t even thank me And I fell off the sidewalk, fell off the sidewalk, fell off the sidewalk And I hurt my knee, but I still knew it was me I was bleeding like I’d fallen off a family tree Listened to what my mobile says, it said: This song’s going to destroy itself in 55 This song’s going to destroy itself in 55 This song’s going to destroy itself in 55 days And I know I shouldn’t worry and I shouldn’t be sorry About the parts I play in another person‘ story What if u hadn’t noticed me, what if u hadn’t noticed me, what if u hadn’t noticed me When I sat there with my broken knee And a moment of intimacy was triggering off some old memory Of a lost love, many moons no play Of a left out chance, many moons no play Of a happy day, many moons no play I set the time code, set the time code, set the time code, set the time code.

Now watch this one: Buffalo People (Words by Norbert Wally | Music by The Base) You don’t wanna wait till I come by Cause it might get a little late, but I’ll try And u don’t wanna dream what I dreamed last night I had two horns on my head and my head was shaking off a fly U don’t wanna pull A fight With Buffalo People You won’t see white foam steaming out of my nose I snuff it back in, let it tickle up to my eyes It rains down my spine, down into my toes Take your hands down now, safe your fury for a better lie U don’t wanna pull A fight With Buffalo People.

Makes me proud to come of the same small town as Norbert Wally. Perhaps creativity stems from the water of the river Mur. Just kidding. Go and see my favourite band from Graz live somewhere. Current dates of their concerts can be found on the official band website.

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