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released June 17, 2012

Vocals, flute, saxophones, fender rhodes mk I, Casiotone 301 electric organ, Roland alpha Juno-2, Korg poly-800, MFB Nanozwerg, Yamaha pss-570, guitars, electric bass, tambourine, cowbell, bongos, handclaps, shaker, finger snaps, other percussion, effects, stuff, turntables, drum sampling & programming by Charlie Loud.

All words and music by Charlie Loud.

Recorded and mixed in my bedroom, living room, study room, studio and lounge (it's the same room). Real instruments, vinyl drums, no software bullshit!!

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The Sugartones Berlin, Germany

Pop soul disco from Berlin!

Produces that I like: Dilla, Pete Rock, Grap Luva, Q-Tip, RZA, Premier, Jazzanova, Breakbot, Dam-Funk, Damu, Benny Sings, Raphael Saadiq, Teddy Rok, Nicola Conte, Gerardo Frisina, Omar, Bluey, Dwele, 20syl, Thomas Troelsen, Questlove, Stevie W, MJ, Prince, Quincy J, Mizell Bros. And Kanye West. That was a joke. Fuck you and your loops, Kanye. ... more

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Track Name: Drum Machines & Flashing Lights
Here I am again
Wishing this would never end
It's been a long hard week
But i'm a shake that shit right off my feet

Gonna sweat it out
The dance floor is packed and the music's loud
All the light are shining bright
Like a millions above tonight

The party's on just right
Feeling good to be alive
The way those ladies moves
Clearly know just doing

Time to come together
Forget about the stormy weather
Hold your head up high
Forget about the bad times


Drum machines & flashing lights
Dancing shoes & bedroom eyes
Looking for romance tonight
The night is still young

Drum machines & flashing lights
Dancing shoes & bedroom eyes
Looking for romance tonight
The night is still young


Climb a mountaintop
To look down on the stones & rocks
Feel the fresh cool air
Blowing through your clothes and hair

Or swim the deep blue sea
Among the fish and coral reefs
Dive down through the seaweed bushes
With the dolphins and the octopusses

Travel miles and miles and
Reach deserted islands
Watch the early sunrise
Paint the pink & golden sky

Let the whirlwind whirl you
Traveling all around the world
Moonlight on these city streets
Still look more beautiful to me


Drum machines & flashing lights...


Handclap clap my blues away
Forget about the day-to-day
Bassdrum makes me feel alright
Living for the friday nights


Drum machines & flashing lights...
Track Name: Moscow Rules
Smoke fills up the room now, as the night gets dark
In the moonlight you can hardly make out your chalk marks
Microfilm & stacks of yellow envelopes
Tools of dirty work by dirty men and dirty moles

You won't get my name
And you'll never see my face
'cause when we meet i do require moscow rules
Always blending in
There's no telling where I've been
You will never notice when I'm close to you

I stay one step ahead

I shake my woolen cap to get rid of the wet raindrops
My breathing is cool as I hand my forged passport over to you
Soon I'll disappear into the night again
Where you can trust no-one to be your enemy or friend

You won't get my name
And you'll never see my face
'cause when we meet i do require moscow rules
Always blending in
There's no telling where I've been
You will never notice when I'm close to you

I stay one step ahead
I stay one step ahead
Track Name: Lucky Star
Forget the blinding lights, disco lady
What's on my mind is if you're ready – for real
To see what I can do to you
Given just one chance
Forget about your plans
Just come and take my hands

I would rather stay
on the floor
Where the music is loud
It's moving you
It's moving you close to me
Right where you should be
Fly me through the night
Come, let's break the speed of light

Girl, won't you be my lucky star
Shining oh so bright
Wherever you go
(Wherever you go, you're looking so fine)
Wherever I go
(Wherever I go, you stay on my mind)
We should be together, baby, can't you see?

Maybe somewhere down the line
Maybe in a little time
This dance floor affair
Might lead us somewhere
Who knows?

Let's not worry about that now
Just feel the way the kick-drum sounds
It's pounding like my heart
When your body starts to move!

Girl, won't you be my lucky star
Shining oh so bright
Wherever you go
(Wherever you go, you're looking so fine)
Wherever I go
(Wherever I go, you stay on my mind)
We should be together, baby, can't you see?
Track Name: Digital Rock
I have fallen in and out of love with you for the last time
You won't give me heartache anymore
No, no
I was good to you
But you weren't good to me
All these problems will be gone
For good

In this stainless steel
I won't miss the way it feels
when you touch my skin
You will leave no tingling

And my iron lungs
Won't be humming any songs
That we used to sing
They won't be remembering

My heart is a circuit board
So I won't miss your touch
My heart is a circuit board
So I won't miss your touch

In my ccd
you're a pixel map to me
you won't interfere
with my piezo crystal ears

My pneumatic arms
Won't be cold without your warmth
No transistor tears
Will be shed when you're not here

My heart is a circuit board
So I won't miss your touch
My heart is a circuit board
So I won't miss your touch

My new mind is so digital, baby
And I'm programmed to dance
My new mind is so digital, baby
And I'm programmed to dance

Digital rock
Digital rock
Digital rock
I'm all for that!
Digital rock
Digital rock
Digital rock
I'm all for that!
Track Name: Make Your Body Move
Ooh girl,
Get up off the wall and make your body rock!
Hey boy,
Get up off the wall and make your body move!

Let me see your body groove!

Ooh girl,
Get up off the wall and make your body rock!
Hey boy,
Get up off the wall and make your body move!

You work so hard on your 9-to-5
I work so hard making beats all night
Like the moon and stars, let's align tonight
Get together for a minute just to move
And let me see your body groove!
Track Name: Phony
You tell me all about the new
But all i hear is talk, talk, talk
Don't tell me what you plan to do
Unless you're really gonna walk the walk

I listen to your story
Like blah, blah, blah, blah, blah
If I could see to where you're going
I'd make it really far from here

Phony! You're so phony!

You say we've got some problems
Seems obvious to me
How the hell am I gonna solve them
With those coloured dots I see?

You tell be about your art
And your motives from online
i don't know where to start
I just don't think it's very nice

Phony! You're so phony!
Track Name: For Real
My frozen heart is beginning to melt
And I have been starting to feel it again
It's been such a long time, I doubt if it's true
But I think, that maybe I'm falling for you

So unexpected, it's such a surprise
Like thunder and lightning from a clear blue sky
I was content and I didn't plan
For you to make me unhappy as a single maaaaan!

Ooh tell me, could this time be for real
Or is this another limbo type of deal
Is this how it feels to fall in love?

If I got all i wanted from your kiss and your touch
Would I still be wanting you equally much?
Would this infatuation simply go away
or have all these feelings truly come to stay?

Ooh tell me, could this time be for real
Or is this another limbo kind of deal
Is this how it feels to fall in love?

Gimme your time, now, you will see!
Just gimme your time, now, you will see!
Gimme your time, now, you will see!
Just gimme your time, now, you will see!

Ooh tell me, could this time be for real
Or is this another limbo kind of deal
Is this how it feels to fall in love?

Tell me, could this time be for real
Or is this another limbo kind of deal
Is this how it feels to fall in love, baby?
Loooove, baabyyyy?
Looooooooooooove, baaaaabyyyyyyy?

Tell me could this be real, could this be real, real!
Track Name: And Then She Left For India
she went away
I was left to stay here
far away from my dear
wishing she could be near me

I'm through the door
to loneliness one more time
the clouds that grow in my mind
they wont let sunlight shine through

I've held a hand
of fine grains of sand
that slipped through my fingers fast
those times we had
I thought they were grand
so why did they have to go along and be the last

salty ocean winds
clea s crystal in my
dreams of travelling – I
think it's time for goodbyes now

darling please stay cool
I'm not someone who can
change my feelings and plans
I'm a resolute man

I've held a hand
of fine grains of sand
that slipped through my fingers fast
those times we had
I thought they were grand
but i's time we move along and make them be the last
Track Name: Coffee Shop Girl
Coffee shop girl
when will you back again?
I'm waiting for you every day
since I saw you here
I haven't slept
my heart is beating fast
and my eyes are red
cause I had 10 cups of coffee today
but I can't go home
cause you might still show
so I'll have another cup of joe

Library girl
when are your books due back here?
did you check them out for a year?
it's seems that all my days
I hide away
among these endless rows
of dusty bookcases
have been wasted - oh,
could your read slightly faster, please?
and come back to me
There must be some other books you need


Caught a glimpse of you in passing
Will i see you again

Subway track girl
do you always ride this line?
or was it only just this time?
I saw you in my car
not very far away
but i lost track when we left the train
so I don't know which way
to go to get to see you again
I guess i must
just hang around this subway stop

Record shop girl
leaving as I just came in
did you get blown away by wind?
I turned around at once
but you were gone
with all the coltrane records that you just bought
how is it possible?
you do defy the laws space and time!
but I don't mind
cause hanging out at record shops is fine!


gallery girl
fleamarket girl
bakery girl
falafel shop girl

museum girl
cafeteria girl
concert girl
cinema girl
Track Name: Sodo Em Sobodo
Sodo Em Sobodo
Sodo Em Sobodo
Sodo Em Sobodo

Eu vo sei que quiser cantado.
Entendeu aqui pra tua chorar.
Sou dono você não,
Cedo procurando.
Pra por pra trabalhar,
vá se a falão.

Sodo Em Sobodo

Resmungar que bandeira meu alma.
A mulher pedir na una amor.
Porue voltei perde,
Te querendo paz cama?
Mai oração é por
caminhos até!

Sodo Em Sobodo

Gente bossa nova
façe vaile mais brigar.
Todo tem direto,
Faz um vaile procupar!
Track Name: The Alchemist
I know you love the nightlife -yes you do, and so do i
that's why we've run into each other quite a few times
and underneath the starlight all the magic seems to start
and I am about to work my ancient science on your heart

there's a transformation, baby that you can't deny
I know that you can feel me girl see it in your eyes
your heart of iron used to be so co-co-co-cold
but my medieval recipes have turned it into molten gold

i'm the alchemist tonight - listen, baby
turn you iron heart into gold
i'm the alchemist tonight - watch me, baby
turn your iron heart into gold.

feel it from your neck bone
running down your back bone
way down to your hip bones
you've been waiting so long

think it's time to move on
There's no need to postpone
thinking bout your bank loan
don't be actin g head strong

baby girl, you'r dead wrong
read you like rosetta's stone
melt you like a glaciers
down south the arctic zone

i've got the moves that make you moan
when it's you and me alone
to the breaks of dawn like
on and on and on and on and on....

i'm the alchemist tonight - listen, baby
turn you iron heart into gold
i'm the alchemist tonight - watch me, baby
turn your iron heart into gold.
Track Name: Why (Does It Have To Be Like This?)
I guess it's just a fact of life
That things they stay the same
The way this shit is organized
Doesn't ever seem to change

You've never had it any other way
I guess it just the way it is
Noone ever dared to say
That you've been acting like a bitch

You look so good, but youre so mean to me
Why does it have to be like this?
You look so good, but youre so mean to me
Why does it have to be like this?

I won't be losing any sleep
But it's still a shame
You could be so good to me
If you used a little brains

You've got so much potential with your great looks
If only you were sweet too
I guess there's just no point in waiting, cause you won't be changing
your nasty ways any soon

You look so good, but youre so mean to me
Why does it have to be like this?
You look so good, but youre so mean to me
Why does it have to be like this?

You look so good, but youre so mean to me
Why does it have to be like this?
You look so good, but youre so mean to me
Why does it have to be like this?
Track Name: Miss U
The smell of perfume in your hair
Still in my sheets and in the air
Like last night's rum & ginger beer
You spilled on my shoes

I'm laying since you left me here
Since I heard you slip down the stairs
But loneliness is nowhere near
And last night seems a 1000 years ago

Magnetic just like Faraday
And your kiss is sweet like lemonade
But every time you go away
You're leaving me cold

Is this how i'm supposed to feel?
Is there still a chance this could be real?
I know I think too much but still
I guess it's not right


That I don't miss u
I don't miss u
I don't


I've noticed lately, every time
You turn to leave and say goodbye
I try to keep you on my mind
I really do try

My heart is just an empty space
No matter how i concentrate
I just can't seem to find a place
For any kind of longing after you

April rain that wash the leaves
Of dusty inner city breeze
Washed away the memories
Of you and your touch

I feel the rush of dopamine
And surging noradrenaline
Oxytocin? - not to be seen!
So you just fade away


and I won't miss u
I don't miss u
I don't miss u
I don't miss u


All these girls are trying to lock me down
They're loving my style, they're loving my sound
All over the world - berlin to japan
To copenhagen - but they've got no chance
They're like: you've got to be a better man
Ok, I hear what you're saying
But for me to get out of the game
It's gonna take
A little more than what you gave.

bim!