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TIJGER SALTO. a 14 track album in 50 bottles. Hand brewn. Hand labeled. Because punkrock loves you...

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released April 19, 2015

- All tracks recorded live and in 1 day at Martijn Doolaard's Studio.
- This delicious beer brewn by JJ Zwart
- Labels printed at Stencil Zolder for cheap and cool
- Last show ever given at Vondelbunker, which almost killed us
- Band members regularly patched up at OLVG
- All supported by you
- some things stay sweet forever

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Tijger Salto Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Three-piece post-hardcore/punkband from Amsterdam



Rob de Witte
/// Bass & Piano
Tim Mooij-Knip
/// Drums & Drums
Benjamin van Gaalen
/// Vocals & Synths

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Track Name: #5
who is ready to end a life?

sink the car
burn the ships
let your thoughts turn violent
this is a heatwave
this is a boneyard

sink the car
burn the ships
let your thoughts turn violent

now waste away
waste away
in your summer holiday

down the hole on the road of the sun
possessed by that demon
what is this I've become?

if you remain a fool for this worthless shit gold
you will never grow up, you will just grow old
you will not die in the warmth of love
you will just go cold

this shining fury
this holy sound
this is the thought
that will bring you down
this is the soul
that will bring you down

just rip the filth from your life and say: 'this is the end!'
poison fangs will touch us
never again
never again!
Track Name: #3
adjust your eyes to the holy frequency
and escape! escape! escape into ecstasy
the tides that come and come and come again
will never let your soul want for anything

let geometric patterns overcome my sight
let the little hands carry us into the night
release from your fist the final strand
only the world ends

sing of symmetry and start to believe
breathe through finger tips and receive
the beauty that comes when it comes and it comes in bends
when you break the hands of time you are truly listening

dissolve in immortality
Track Name: #15
this is a rapture by gilded means
how's this ascension’s fuel efficiency
deadweight gods on cargo planes

weak child, deliverer
come forth, deliver us

a soft home for the inane
these four walls
Track Name: #17
incompatible lifestyle choices
and seven fun things to do on the beach
for philosopher-kings who lie and deceive
but love you for who you truly are
down in your hole trying so hard
to be magical

but you’re so so scared
of saying your name in the dark
yes, you’re so scared
of being who we think you are
well if you’re so scared

is this love or politics?
it’s stones and it’s fucking sticks

don’t you want to meet hot singles in your area?
live large and ceremoniously decorate their labias

I refuse to be paralysed
like you slavers and beggars
so poorly unable to transcend
brownian motion of the physical life
I confess to what I want
so fuck you and the height of your horse
pour me a thimbleful of fire
set sail for collision course

oh, we’re all beautiful people
but believe me when I say we got problems
we built this ship to celebrate the wreck
don’t expect to brave the storm in it
but let’s wear high on our pretty heads
our pretty idiot crowns
better believe I’ll drink this whole ocean
before I fucking drown
Track Name: #8
like a locked door could ever keep me out
surprised to see the shimmer in my eyes?
what do you think this black hole heart is for
how am I wronged if no one's ever right

you grip my spine and think I wouldn't be aware
but you can't see beyond these walls
time to derail this runaway
you've got no idea what you're heading for

the only way to escape the train tracks
is to become a train wreck
I'll show you precious sweet free love
as if we have a choice to not be animals

it's okay we both live this way
I refuse to let that beast be fed
your heart has a scheme
my brain has a plan
you want to fuck with me
this wolf has other tricks
up his sleeve come and see

lockjaw!
caught your leg in this trap again
bones cut and down those dirty lips descend
let's see if this battle we can't transcend

two can dance to this one, just follow my lead
this sickness in you, I will fix it
let my ghost enter you
let go

it's okay we both live this way
I'm gonna let that beast be fed
your heart has a scheme
my brain has a plan
let's just fuck until we forget
Track Name: #7
a house of cards
a matchstick shack
a desolate ruin
built on the quickest of sand

hardly I survive
so hard just to survive
how can anyone
have any control over this life?

you stack whatever mud you find
and take whatever life will give
this is the house in which you live

your foundation’s shot
and your walls are full of rot
if this is all you have
well, you don’t have a lot
a house of cards
a matchstick shack
why not start from scratch

but if I lose this all
how will I defend
there’s the wolves at the door
and there’s cold harsh winds

this is all
all I’ve ever had
and it’s familiar
though I know it’s terribly sad
I see no end and I see no start
so how do I begin

there’ll be no wolves at your door
when you don’t have a door
there won’t be any wolves
when you do not have a door
wolves a the least of your problems

this can’t be how you want to live and die
in this cold-as-shit house in which you can not even stay dry
whatever ashes could make for fertile soil
and all this wood could be turned into coal
so light a flame in your heart
this is how you start

burn it like a fever
burn it like heathen lovers
burn it like the fool's gold
throw away all these useless things
and incinerate centuries of wasted wallowing
rip the blisters on your finger tips
and if there’s only one thing that you do
as you stand on the charred remains of what once was your domicile
believe in lightness

let the blessed wrecking ball into your life
let the blessed wrecking ball into your life
let the blessed wrecking ball into your life
let the blessed wrecking ball

let loose, summon the squad
take-down approach for the lovely lost and all
that we don't need is to lay low
what we need is violent iron to crash down
swaying high on the sound of our burnt-out hallelujah

if this is your life
call down the destroyer
let the wrecking ball in
don’t submit to these feelings
just embrace this
fists first, eyes bright
then release with full abandon
until all has become
the lightness of dust
Track Name: #4
when you cut my eyelids you say you'll take it slow
well I've waited long enough, let's go
like a rabid dog that was cut loose from its leash
I can see my iris reflected in your teeth

if you're the first to cast that stone, I want to see you sweat
if you're slouching towards Bethlehem, I want to see you sweat

the mouths come with crosses, the mouths come and go
the hand provides you with the powder, the pill, the bottle
as the oily fish spit out their oily prey
if we're to rot on the beach at least

set fire to me
so I can see you sweat
and when our filthy bodies collapse
I want to see you sweat

rich fools are your heroes
it is cheaper to die
in order to survive
you'll do whatever you can

radiated men will eat the flesh of radiated men
Track Name: #2
part your lips and let your tongue sing out like forever
what happens and happens and happens and happens is us
if you want to play, this is the only game in town
we are the waves and the collapse

death is no obstacle for those who have seen beyond the wall
dance! and drift away with me
if you fight for diamond rings, you're gonna lose everything
if you fight for diamond rings, you're gonna lose everything

shed
your diamond rings
break
down
Track Name: #6
there was love
and there was your dagger
now there’s no health in us

there is no remedy for memory

there were hearts
and there was a stone
now here's the bottom of the lake

there is no remedy for gravity

there is no elegy for you & me
there is no us
Track Name: #9
if your ghost drives a meat-covered skeleton
fire up those bones, let’s go
our ghosts drive stardust skeletons
so fire up those bones

is this the way out, we all want out
to rise above it like clouds
a secret pact, a handshake, a toast
an underground tunnel, leading us to

pure gold
a golden soul, a lover
a straight track
out from the country side
our phoenix rising from the ashes and the smoke
will leave something for the villagers

to contemplate, a new beat, a new sound
a warning shot for them to get down
mongrel drop-brows with broken wits
quit your idiot chants and listen to this
this new world will dance along without you
we pity you and your sad confusion
we regret that you have voting rights
but don’t let that stop you
from opening up to new ideas
let go of your senseless bigotry
try something new for a change
learn to love
you too can be

pure gold
a golden soul, a lover
a straight track
out from the country side
our phoenix rising from the ashes and the smoke
will leave something for the villages
to choke
Track Name: #14
sabretooth preachers
are you ready to see what your heathen children will become
dancing their eyes out
make you so so proud
candles that were meant to point our way
will light the sky
at raves

here in our neon cesspools
we turn and turn and turn

solved those dog mathematics
and cast our heavy spells
wide eyes, insufflated
our bodies smashed around
clawing with great pleasure
sine waves get up and sine waves get down

and all this here in existence is but a song that is waiting to dissolve
debilitated? no, we’re still instilled with a deep will to outwit the dinosaurs
to say we’re lost? no, I wouldn’t say we’re lost at all
but adrift, oh yes, adrift along the the cosmic shore

our minds stuck in their motion
comforting daydream of a species that floats flash-frozen in the void

you suffocate by the tick of the clock
we learn to breathe by the sound of the beating drum
you suffocate by the tick of the clock
we learn to breathe by the sound of the beating drum
you suffocate by the tick of the clock
we learn to breathe by the sound of the beating drum
you suffocate by the tick of the clock
we learn to breathe by the sound of the beating drum
Track Name: #18
sing an elegy for what washed away
life will cycle on in mountains
in salt-water marshes
yet whole islands of our arrogance
going, going, gone, done and said
no, not quite! no, not quite yet!

calamity, our necessary friend
disregard the throne
watch the clock
and check these locks
cast not forward your malcontent
be enraged about now

lace up lovingly
your leather boots
they want fresh water
and to see your enemies dead
vacate your homestead
get ready
vacate your homestead
get ready for combat

relativize all you want
on your door you will come
to hear the knocking of boots
you thought would not come

be ready
or become undone
Track Name: #13
we’re all entangled
inside this chemical web
you take the substance
if only for a moment
to forget
(fuck yeah!)

we’re all entangled
inside this chemical web
you take the substance
if only for a moment

explore a tilted world

but the neurons refuse to release
serotonin to synapse
a construct’s collapse is imminent
with heart nor mind receptive
words go silent in the wind
the runner will not reach the call
the falcon can’t hear the falconer
but there’s a way
to fight the fall
Track Name: #19
like letters spelt out in an insect's dream
it teaches me the meaning of holding on
of continuous interactive improvement
and how to undo my unease at the seams
push back the weight
them breaks are as ever, but break now evenly with me
bread and wine, intertwined
does it truly

seem so random
us lovers collide willingly
though surfaces, through our silent seas
this new life has that particular flavour
just when you think we’re sinking

a grasp, a glisten, a tug from the swamp
a burden released, a debt payed up front
it’s in the way we turn pages
it’s in the way we name the our ever repeating ages

all we know
all that matters
to collide and form new bonds
to tear apart
to turn our cheeks
to breathe life into matter and shatter
like a single bright star

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