Tones of Red

by TONETIC

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If you have any room in your heart for genius originality that screams from each passage of this years-in-the-making album, track him down and pay close attention. If you don't find the melodies haunting you when you sleep then you're probaly a Paris Hilton fan – Rogan Kelsey, Johannesburg

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released February 15, 2013

Written and produced by Steffen List © 2013 All Rights Reserved.
Mastering - Rogan Kelsey
Illustrations - Steffen List

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TONETIC Namibia

Namibian singer/song-writer Steffen List aka TONETIC writes soothing melodies who’s “ground won’t grip”. TONETiC is the sonic collision of soft whites, cold blues and raging reds.

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Track Name: Secret Secretion
Secret Secretion

Come lay your beautiful body,
Into my melodic cathedral.
Strip to the doubt, Strip to the denial,
And bathe with me in spiritual survival.

Tell me you need me to feed you, ok? In the bare.
Show me you feel me, and steal me away.
Sweet harmony, melodramatic sexuality,
Sweet harmony, melodramatic sexuality.

Come swim in my bodily trial,
Disarm the truth wash away all my trouble.
Cling to my spine like a cross to the bible,
Confess to passion i’m your intimate rival.

Tell me you need me to unfreeze your portrait in the bare.
Show me your really can feel and steal me away.

Under this dress,
You’re a beautiful mess,
Forever and ever to bless.

Tell me you need me , to feed you ok? In the bare.
Show me you feel me, and steal me away.
sweet harmony melodramatic sexuality,
sweet harmony melodramatic sexuality.

© Steffen List / TONETIC / 2013
Track Name: Charushila
Charushila

Somewhere inbetween the right and wrong ,
Lies my island in a bathing song.
My lover dances in the waves alone.
So alone, so alone.

Wave, wave after wave she would sing,
Salty trace upon her lips.
Shut your eyes, You’re living a dream making love with the tides,
Did i have to give up myself,
Forever is the gift of now.

Cha Cha Charushila.
Cha Cha Charushila.

Oh, i’m breaking waves with you,
Cause our lives made us believe,
Love belongs to us.
I need a reason to fly

So, so many pretty little fish have seen these shores before,
All these colours i adore.
Her heart like every wave is breaking,
One day she’ll drown and i’ll be shaking.
So alone.

Cha Cha Charushila.
Cha Cha Charushila.

Oh i’m breaking waves with you,
Cause our lives made us believe,
Love belongs to us.

Caught a sparkle form the surface of her life.
Her beauty kept her in a perfect disguise.

© Steffen List / TONETIC / 2013
Track Name: Twisted Tree Trunk Solitude
Twisted Tree Trunk Solitude

Naked like silk,
Lonely like a blade,
Feel your skin.

I’d love you to stay,
Stare at me in dismay,
Lost my way.

Your touch was deep,
It burns me out.
Your smile was bright,
Euthanasia.
I'm starving like a cold plate.

Don't get me wrong,
I am just alone,
Peelin' off my wet soul.
Stay away form my heart,
There's no more guard,
Help.....

Twisted tree trunk solitude,
Twisted tree trunk solitude.

Oh father please,
Don't make me wait,
My ground lost its grip,
Euthanasia.
I'm starving like a cold plate.

© Steffen List / TONETIC / 2013
Track Name: Bisou Bisou
Bisou Bisou

If you want to,
This fantasy could be true.
Rising tension,
Are you ready for an invention.

I filmed you naked on the beach,
Most of your fears are in my reach,
Can draw the silence of your speech,
Love is all about believe.

Bisou Bisou.
I'm so in love with you,
Toi tu ne sais pas tout,
Head over heels for you.

Nothing matters,
Elevated in your feathers.
Helplessy baffled,
Our love is reality shuffled.

Lift your arms some more,
For us stretch on the floor.
I know it's not perfect.

I, I love you so, I really do.
Do you love me, i know,
I couldn't believe in you more.

Joli Joli. Bisou Bisou.
I'm so in love with you,
Toi tu me plait beaucoup,
Head over heels for you,
I want to kiss you fool.
Bisou Bisou.

© Steffen List / TONETIC / 2013
Track Name: Relapse
Relapse

Some kind of relapse in the ground.
Some sort of movement in the trees, in the trees.
Rushing my pulse gentle as dawn.
I’ve been reborn. I’ve been reborn.

Researching breeze up and down my back.
Decoding code that i thought i never had.
In foreign tongues around my neck.
They penetrate my chest from where it spreads.
Rushing my pulse gentle as dawn.
I have begun. I have begun.

They like the way i undress the night.
They like the way i undress the night.
Rushing my pulse gentle as dawn.

Human i love you in every way.
Trust me there is nothing else to say.
You are my only child.
And you’re free here in the wild.

It’s in the diversity of nature that lies the key to a true community.

© Steffen List / TONETIC / 2013
Track Name: Adamantine
Adamantine

Romantic and in scars,
A lover of the stars,
Was never meant to simulate.
Perfection of my state,
Boxed with a pretty gate,
Don't try to change my mind no more.

You never care to speak,
Yet every time we meet,
You breathe my lungs inside of you.
Your voice is digital,
My ears are critical,
I'm not ok with this no more.

Take my deep blue soul it’s yours,
Everlasting overdose,
I don’t want it anymore.
Take my deep blue soul its free,
It no longer controls me,
I dont need it anymore.

Believe in systemised,
Religion compromised,
Was never meant to sacrifice.
The circuitry of fate,
The devil's god debate,
So far beyond apologies.

Romantic and in scars,
A lover of the stars,
Never ending love affair.
Will i see you again,
Escape the greed of men,
I'm not afraid of you no more.

Take my deep blue soul it’s yours,
Everlasting overdose,
I don’t want it anymore.
Take my deep blue soul it’s yours,
Everlasting overdose,
I don’t want it anymore.

© Steffen List / TONETIC / 2013
Track Name: Enemy Rash
Enemy Rash

Smile super sensitive soul,
Existence shared its fait and took its toll.
Thought you had it all figured out,
Your reflection disappeared tipping its hat leaving you with a doubt. Sing, sing,

Brittle ol' fears i find hard to resist,
Piercing the reason for which i exist.
Breathing to heights i can hardly express,
The enemy rash reaches out to caress.

Move in the nude to the dark,
Surrender to the silence as it bends to receive the light of your art.
Sing about how much of you you can feel,
To the moment as it merges with your ardent eyes.
Move to the now into this oh sweet sensitive soul,
Life is all it seems.

Brittle ol' fears i find hard to resist,
Piercing the reason for which i exist.
Breathing to heights i can hardly express,
The enemy rash reaches out to caress.

© Steffen List / TONETIC / 2013
Track Name: Whole Hearted Fidelity
Whole Hearted Fidelity

How good it feels up here,
the breeze down there, it is so rare.
Even when this ship catches fire,
i'd be the last to sing with the choir.

How good to have a friend up there,
when the mist down here inhales all the air.
No rock would scratch this fragile skin,
cause your friend told you which way the wheel to spin.

Set the sails towards your destiny,
With your whole hearted fidelity.

Up there I can see all that's earth.
Down here I can reach all that's worth.
Even if this ship sinks to the ground,
to our instincts we're forever bound.

How good to have a friend up there,
when the mist down here inhales all the air.
No rock would scratch this fragile skin,
cause your friend told you which way the wheel to spin.

I'll let go of my reality.
Set the sails towards my destiny.
With my whole hearted fidelity.
With my whole hearted fidelity.

© Steffen List / TONETIC / 2013
Track Name: Hello from the Heart
Hello from the Heart

I found myself unwoven.
Swallowed by the fire of my life.
The sun sharing my smile I was blessed,
And nothing could take it away.
My innocence it was cursed and caressed,
While in the dark i lay,
Losing my light, The fatherless fight.

Why's my body so cold,
I don't understand.
Why do my tears never fall,
Why is my smile too small.
I used to be beautiful, Now i am not even me,
I love you, i love you, can’t you see.

Hello from the bottom of my heart,
I'm not insane i just miss you so,
All i want to say.
Hello from the bottom of my heart,
I'm not insane, i just love you so.

Why does the water not run free inside me.
How can i be free to forgive what is a part of me.
I used to be so beautiful,
Now i'm left to pretend the unachievable.
From my fragile world i smile at you,
But these walls are crumbling can you feel it too.
How i wish you felt it too.

Hello from the bottom of my life,
I'm not insane I just miss you so,
All i want to say.
Hello from the bottom of my heart,
I'm not insane,
I just love you so.

Hello
Hello
Hello from the heart

© Steffen List / TONETIC / 2013
Track Name: Wake Up Sun
Wake Up Sun

Reality is drowning in my own fertility, it's gone.
The perfection of it is secretly strange, it lifts me off my feet.
These love affairs in a world that stares for more.
Wake up little prince let the sunrise touch your shore.

Wake up, wake up sun.
Look at the time sun what have you done.
Maybe, maybe then.
Your troubled eyes will have opened by then.

Mesmerised, my blue obsessions keep me occupied.
The yellow fever stream from which,
from which we drink to be more beautiful.
Deny your eyes and hide your face with me.
Whatever lies beneath will see me rise again, again, again.

Wake up, wake up sun.
This is the time sun so bring it on.
Oh I , Oh I am, I'm just a precious little fool to you.

Wake up, wake up sun.
Look at the time sun what have you done.

It's raining man, Oh I, Oh I'm in,
give me the precious little...

Wake up, wake up sun.
The perfect day has long begun.
Look at, look at me.
Your troubled eyes will have opened by then.

© Steffen List / TONETIC / 2013
Track Name: Mama Eh!
Mama Eh!

Hey little child.
You have come a long way down,
I see that you still haven't found.

A name or a place,
What a melancholic face.
You wonder where has it all gone.

Mama eh, Mama oh, Mama eh, Mama ah

But i do want to hold you,
I long so much for your embrace.
I am lost and i don't know,
how to find my way back to you.

I no longer speak,
Left you with all you need,
You were never meant to do this alone.

Of course i can hear,
To me you're so dear,
Forging your full metal heart.

I remember how you tought all my shadows how to dance,
until they'd be dancing with me.
Playing the music wherever i am,
Dancing me through every night.

But i do want to hold you,
I long so much for your embrace.
I am lost and i don't know,
how to find my way back to you.
How i just need a change please,
to say my good bye's to you.
How i just need a sign please,
to rise every day with you.

Mama eh, Mama oh, Mama eh, Mama ah

© Steffen List / TONETIC / 2013
Track Name: Dry
Dry

These walls are empty inside.
How he longs for female delight.
Tired of the infinite fight.
His face is scarred like a shadow at night

He is dry , just like his country.
He is dry.

This land has cast him aside.
How he hurts holding on to it tight.
In a mirage they see him walking.
Only the wind is left to stalk him.

She is a cloud - traveling high with the sky on her back.
He is the land - never in motion with his heart in her trap.
They made love for a season , and vanished in the sand.
How he longs with thunder crashing through the night.

He is dry , just like his country. He is dry.

© Steffen List / TONETIC / 2013
Track Name: Wishes
Wishes

Do you think of me differently now that i let you in.
Do you trust me enough to see that all of your wishes look good to me.
I guess I was afraid to ask if you changed your mind.
I think you're just afraid to see that all of your wishes come true in me.

Hold your breath, hold mine too,
keep me in, there's so much to begin.

It's been a long time that I've been alone when you came along.
Through your eyes I can easily see, what it feels like to go to a place i don't know.
Broken my Heart one too many times then you came along.
All three wishes I wish you with me. If they became true, i'd wish them all free.

Hold your breath, hold mine too,
keep me in, there's so much to begin.

© Steffen List / TONETiC 2013