The Passenger EP

by Purwien & Kowa

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I am a passenger And I ride and I ride I ride through the city's backside I see the stars come out of the sky Yeah, they're bright in a hollow sky You know it looks so good tonight I am a passenger I stay under glass I look through my window so bright I see the stars come out tonight I see the bright and hollow sky Over the city's ripped-back sky And everything looks good tonight Singin' la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la, la-la Get into the car We'll be the passenger We'll ride through the city tonight See the city's ripped backsides We'll see the bright and hollow sky We'll see the stars that shine so bright The sky was made for us tonight Oh, the passenger How-how he rides Oh, the passenger He rides and he rides He looks through his window What does he see? He sees the silent hollow sky He sees the stars come out tonight He sees the city's ripped backsides He sees the winding ocean drive And everything was made for you and me All of it was made for you and me 'Cause it just belongs to you and me So let's take a ride and see what's mine. Singin' la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la, la-la Oh, the passenger He rides and he rides He sees things from under glass He looks through his window's eye He sees the things he knows are his He sees the bright and hollow sky He sees the city asleep at night He sees the stars are out tonight And all of it is yours and mine And all of it is yours and mine Oh, let's ride and ride and ride and ride Singin' la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la, la-la Singin' la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la, la-la
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Du (Clubmix) 05:44
Komm erklär mir dieses Leben es wird nicht reichen zu probieren. Ich möchte einfach nicht mehr warten Es soll nicht immer nur stagnieren. Wenn man es nicht selbst erlebt hat so schnell wie die Zeit vergeht. Es wird wohl niemals wirklich spürbar Bis du merkst, es ist zu spät. Du bist so wie Du bist - ich warte schon so lang auf Dich. Du bist so wie Du bist - der Moment den man nicht vergisst. Ja wie kommen wir wohl dahin Wo die anderen schon längst waren? Kann mir einer endlich sagen, wie man sich das hier erspart. Wie viel Leben muss man Leben bis man wirklich weiß wie's geht. Wie viel Träume müssen sterben, bis man alles das versteht. Du bist so wie Du bist - ich warte schon so lang auf Dich. Du bist so wie Du bist - der Moment den man nicht vergisst. Du bist so - so bist du.
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I am a passenger And I ride and I ride I ride through the city's backside I see the stars come out of the sky Yeah, they're bright in a hollow sky You know it looks so good tonight I am a passenger I stay under glass I look through my window so bright I see the stars come out tonight I see the bright and hollow sky Over the city's ripped-back sky And everything looks good tonight Singin' la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la, la-la Get into the car We'll be the passenger We'll ride through the city tonight See the city's ripped backsides We'll see the bright and hollow sky We'll see the stars that shine so bright The sky was made for us tonight Oh, the passenger How-how he rides Oh, the passenger He rides and he rides He looks through his window What does he see? He sees the silent hollow sky He sees the stars come out tonight He sees the city's ripped backsides He sees the winding ocean drive And everything was made for you and me All of it was made for you and me 'Cause it just belongs to you and me So let's take a ride and see what's mine. Singin' la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la, la-la Oh, the passenger He rides and he rides He sees things from under glass He looks through his window's eye He sees the things he knows are his He sees the bright and hollow sky He sees the city asleep at night He sees the stars are out tonight And all of it is yours and mine And all of it is yours and mine Oh, let's ride and ride and ride and ride Singin' la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la, la-la Singin' la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la, la-la

about

Is it allowed to release two singles from a mediocre album? Of course not, but with Vier (four) from Purwien & Kowa it's completely different. From this CD they easily could have released 11 singles from the 9 songs, at least with a healthy dose of megalomania. And Purwien & Kowa have always been big in this, despite their relatively short stature (Christian 1.69 m, Thomas 1.69 1/2m). Anyway, the songs on the EP are a tour de force through the band's history. It's like a small best of, featuring songs from the albums 1 - 4.

The title track The Passenger from the current album Vier was played up and down on the radio and club in a fair world, so every word is too much.
Immediately afterwards we say Leb wohl (goodbye). The song is well known from Purwien Album Eins (One), on which Kowa was still enthusiastically sitting on the audience rank. The piano Version from Steffen Neuhaus sounds as played live in a 5-star-hotel bar.

With Du from the album Zwei (Two), however, Kowa was already part of the party, whereby Purwien would have preferred one or the other young lady from the videos of that time as a band member. But they couldn't handle the synthesizers even more than Kowa, so he was allowed to get involved. The club mix shows once again that Du would run in any club if they were still open.

Es ist wie es ist (It is as it is) comes from the album Drei (Three), the release which nobody did notice, but every interested synth-pop fan. The 12 "classic 80s mix of the song continues the beautiful tradition of much too long extended mixes from the 80s.

We'd better be silent about the 12 "mix of Silence, but we still nodded that we think this version is totally cool, for reasons. Just like the final remix of The Passenger from Kowa's EBM combo Nine Seconds.

If you feel like playing Vier now, you should definitely listen to the album. It was released on July 31, 2020, as a download and CD. The mandatory book, Tausche Ehe minus gegen Freundschaft plus (Swap marriage minus for friendship plus), will see the light of day at the same time as the EP, but it is definitely not an identical twin and therefore worth separate consideration.

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released November 23, 2020

All songs produced by Purwien & Kowa, except No 1 and 2 produced by Steffen Neuhaus and No6 produced by Nine Seconds.

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Retro analogue synth pop without hair

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