Busking in Berlin - All My Life (Foo Fighters cover)

At the beginning of this year we decided to take a break from non-stop touring to work on a new record. As usual we ended up in Berlin- our home away from home since we began living on the road in 2010. Grungy, cheap and overflowing with artists, it's an inspiring city and our favourite place to catch our breath.

We've been busking a lot to cover our food and rent. It's been frustrating at times since we're most at home on stage with amps cranked to 11. But it's also a lot of fun.

We make more money when we thrown in a few covers- here's one we played at Mauerpark last Sunday. Complete with crazy local dancing.


 Video: Scott van Looy

You're Gonna be a Star

'Lights go down and suddenly
Do the line you need to find your feet.
And they're calling out your name to the beat.
And they said you'd come to nothing...

Lip injections and you're pouting harder, you're gonna need;
Sunny weather so you'll tan like leather, you're gonna need;
Plastic breasts 'cause you're gonna be a star.

I'm wrong, you'll never be. You promote and fight and referee.
Left your conscience lying at the back row's feet.
And you’re working you’re way up on your knees
Fat cat’s got your tongue...

Lip injections and you're pouting harder, you're gonna need;
Sunny weather so you'll tan like leather, you're gonna need;
Plastic breasts 'cause you're gonna be a star.

Lights go down and suddenly
Do the lines you need to find your feet.
And they're calling out your name to the beat...

Lip injections and you're pouting harder, you're gonna need;
Sunny weather so you'll tan like leather, you're gonna need;
Plastic breasts 'cause you gotta be
Fuller chested, you gotta be
Longer legged, you gotta be
Brain dissected, you’re gonna be a star.'

From our debut album 'Living Receiver' (2009), available now on:
The Sunpilots store: goo.gl/2P0Mla
iTunes: goo.gl/bAIGc5
Amazon MP3: goo.gl/7grJav

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Metric System

One of our favourite tracks from Living Receiver (2009), which we re-released independently last month. Thank you to everyone who has bought a copy- we really appreciate the support! If you haven't got yours yet, the buy links are under the lyrics. x

ps. remastered HD music video coming soon- subscribe to us on youtube.com/thesunpilots for updates

'Rigamortis on the clothesline. Mockingbirds are sounding the alarm.
It’s over me, it's over you. Bound together stuck like glue.
I beg your pardon, what's your name? I thank you all the same.

Go baby go. It's a strange belief in metric systems.
Go baby go. It's the aftertaste when no-one listens.
What baby's got the baby knows.
The baby's lost, the baby's found and maybe shows.
Go, go, go, go...

A piece of string, remove a bad tooth. Though it might be bleeding I'll be fine.
Percussive strum upon a menu, and handlebar brakes work fine.
I's over me, it's over you. Bound together stuck like glue.
I beg your pardon, what's your name? I thank you all the same.

'Cause things ought to be easier you see. Another second place trophy in place of first place...'

'Living Receiver' available now on:

The Sunpilots store (signed CDs & downloads): goo.gl/2P0Mla
iTunes: goo.gl/bAIGc5
Amazon MP3: goo.gl/7grJav

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Animals in my Mind

A song inspired by a bizarre dream...

'I wash my new suits in the rain and my old suits in the drain
And my double-breasted pillowcases all just seem the same.
I think I better hide. I think I better hide.

I've got a pet that's shedding hair on a chair that isn't fair
On a cushion that I made for me when I just didn't care
And they call to me- I think I better hide. I think I better hide.

Animals in my mind. You are me
They're taking my, taking my time. You are me
'Cause animals in my mind. You are me
They're taking my, taking my time.

More than just a name, so much more than just a game
And the cards that nature's dealt to me are more than what I claim
And they call to me- I think I better hide. I think I better hide.

Long to see me for a breath of air.
I think I'm scared of animals in my mind. You are me.
Taking my, taking my time. You are me...

Think it's more than a sound, creatures moving around. Feel the animals take you higher.
Downloading complete- they're reprogramming me. Self-triggering sanity excision.
Creeping into surround, put your ear to the ground.
Are they real, are they synthesizing my mind?

From our debut album 'Living Receiver' (2009), available now on:

The Sunpilots store: goo.gl/2P0Mla
iTunes: goo.gl/bAIGc5
Amazon MP3: goo.gl/7grJav

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