Obsession

by Ran Nir

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Ran Nir's debut album

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released September 27, 2019

Music & Lyrics by Ran Nir
Except for:
“Naked In The House All Day” Music & Lyrics by Ran Nir & Erez Frank
“Seven Billion” Music by Ran Nir & Erez Frank, Lyrics by Ran Nir
Backing vocals on “Quiet” by Ori Alboher (AKA ORI)

All song were recorded & produced by Ran Nir & Erez Frank
Mixed by Ran Nir, Erez Frank & Guy James Cohen
Mastered by Guy James Cohen at JAMES - Audio Mixing & Mastering Studio, Berlin
Album cover design by Emma Lind & Ran Nir
Font created & designed by Yonatan Ber
Front cover photo used in art work by Boaz Arad
Inner photo used in art work by My Amelie Roman Fegerlind

A huge thank you for Erez Frank who produced this album with me and who is walking this musical path with me for the past five years, much love brother.
Another huge thank you to Markus Ziener without whom this album would have never been released. You are a true art lover.

Thanks to my family: Orly, Gil, Liad & Maor Nir and little Danielle & Neta Haran, 
My Amelie Roman Fegerlind, Guy James Cohen, Ori Alboher & Michal Peleg-Alboher, Boaz Arad, Guy Cohavi, Andrew Campbell, Charlotte Sauvaget & baby Louie, Micha Kaplan, Tanya Timofeeva, Leo Liberman, Sivan Levi, Dan Billu, Yoni Sheleg & Alex Schinasi, Emma Lind, Henrik Appel, Yonatan Ber, Miki Katz, Mathias Ruppnig, Nethaniel Ratsaby & Ran Jacobovitz.

To Tel-Aviv, Berlin & London for inspiring this piece of art with love, life & stories.

And to you. 
Thank you!

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Track Name: Obsession
I need to find a new obsession
the last one didn't end so well
turned out that I was just a pusher
bet you a fix you couldn't tell

and they just launched a brand new platform
so you could buy a better deal
and it's in perfect resolution
but would it change the way you feel?

Just give me something I could die for
take me somewhere you could kill
and light the way with fame and glory
there is no such thing as "real"

I need to find a new obsession

They say to take it after breakfast
and don't take more than just a few
so that you don't end up all crazy
we still want you to stay you

cause it's important that you stay here
and that you find something to do
and that you keep up with the fashion
because if it's not you than who?

Just give me something I could die for
take me somewhere you could kill
and light the way with fame and glory
there is no such thing as "real"

I need to find a new obsession
Track Name: Quiet
I had me a bird on a wire
and I had me a girl on a chain
I had me a brother named Abel
and i had me a brother named Cain
I had me a bottle of bourbon
then I had me a nightmare from hell
but I never have any quiet inside my head

I had me a talk with my doctor
and I had me a talk with my friend
and my doctor prescribed marijuana
and my friend, well, he gave me cocaine
so I had me a small revelation
followed by a big ol' panic attack
but I never have any quiet inside my head

So I had me a bird on a wire and she took my girl and she flew away
and I had me a brother named Abel, well, he was killed by my brother named Cain
So I had me another bottle of Bourbon, just to wash all my sorrow away
but I'll never have any quiet inside my head.
Track Name: Summer Rain
Maybe it's because you don't listen very well
maybe it's bad timing that always makes you fail
maybe it's your thoughts, you just need to rearrange
and maybe it's just another season's changed

Maybe this time it is her or him or them
yourself you just can not seem to blame
maybe you just don't know how to play the game
maybe it's the seasons that keep on changing
just the same, they keep on changing
another season's changed

maybe it's the way your parents raised you
maybe it's the lover who betrayed you
Either way, it feels like summer rain
perhaps it's just another season's changed

Another season's changed
Track Name: Naked In The House All Day
Let's stay naked in the house all day
let's pretend we never head it any other way, let's just stay
Let's stay naked in the house all day
let's pretend we never head it any other way, let's just stay

and when you go your way
I will go your way too

Let's play Adam & Eve today
eat forbidden fruits and watch Louie C.K
in my bed

and when you go your way
I will go your way too
Track Name: Every Once In A While
Would you forgive life
for giving you sad days
if it give you joy
every once in a while?

Wouldn’t it be nice
if it wasn’t so bad
and everything was right
every once in a while?

Wouldn’t be nice?
Wouldn’t it be nice?
Every once in a while.

Did someone ever cry
From something you said
And You wish they would just smile
Every Once In a While

Would you forgive life
for giving you sad days
if it give you joy
every once in a while?

Wouldn’t be nice?
Wouldn’t it be nice?
Every once in a while.
Track Name: Some People, You & I
Some peoples minds are busy solving problems
Some peoples minds are busy planning wars
Some people minds are preoccupied with others
And mine, Is occupied with yours.

And we’ll be there for each other,
if you’ll be there for me too.
That’s all you have to do.

Some peoples hearts fail under the pressure
Some peoples hearts seem to beat forever more
Some peoples hearts are there for one another
And mine, holds a beat for yours.

And we’ll be there for each other,
if you’ll be there for me too.
That’s all you have to do.

Some peoples souls are made to reincarnate
Some peoples souls are gone and never more
Some peoples souls are always in the music
And mine, is tangled up with yours

And we’ll be there for each other,
if you’ll be there for me too.
That’s all you have to do.
Track Name: Home
People say a home is where the heart is
so I keep my heart with me
and I take it everywhere I go
but I don't have a home, you see
a home is when you make a family
it's not something that you build
and while my love is out to get me, I'll be in strawberry fields

Worrying about tomorrow will only waste today
put on your finest colors, come out and play
Worrying about tomorrow will only waste today
put on your finest colors, come out and play

People say a home is where the heart is
so I keep my heart with me
and I take it everywhere I go
but I don't have a home, you see
a home is when you make a family
it's not something that you build
and while my love is out to get me, I'll be in strawberry fields

Worrying about tomorrow will only waste today
put on your finest colors, come out and play
Worrying about tomorrow will only waste today
put on your finest colors, come out and play
Track Name: Seven Billion
Seven billion fishes swimming in a bowl
seven billion fishes have no goal
seven billion kittens on a ball of yarn
seven billion chickens in a barn

The glaciers are melting
the sky is turning gray
everybody's dying
just not today
why should we stay? when we can head on out to Mars

Seven billion puppies playing in the sand
seven billion puppies have no plan
seven billion birdies flying in the air
seven billion cows, they don't care

The glaciers are melting
the sky is turning gray
everybody's dying
just not today
why should we stay?
Track Name: Hold Me In Your Arms Again
It ain't no secret, the way I feel for you
I couldn't hide it behind a curtain
couldn't shield you from the truth
and even though all your ships have said on through
I'm standing at the docks and I'm waiting here for you

Hold me in your arms again
Hold me in your arms again
Hold me in your arms again
There's no mistake that we can't make

Your skin is tanned, you're eyes are gray, your hair is blue
and in my dream you never left and I'm laying next to you
But I'm a wake as sure as this long day is through
laying in the darkness, wondering what to do

Hold me in your arms again
Hold me in your arms again
Hold me in your arms again
There's no mistake that we can't make

Your rolling laughter is the best I ever knew
but you took off on a plane and you took it there with you
and all the elders of my tribe they fail me too
looking for an answer, hoping for a clue

Hold me in your arms again
Hold me in your arms again
Hold me in your arms again
There's no mistake that we can't make

The tide is rising I must make our rendez-vous
I'm waiting by this tree, for Godo and for you
in broken German I then whisper back at you:
Ich liebe dich mein Leben
Oh, honey I need you

To hold me in your arms again
Hold me in your arms again
Hold me in your arms again
There's no mistake that we can't make
Track Name: City Of Thieves
The day is done, the night is near
and from afar I can see those city light
as they appear
I can see my house from here
She hears my call, from far away
she won't let me fall, she won't let me fail
as long as we're together
and I trust her so

For there is honor among thieves
and we are all thieves here
and together we shall steal the night a way

Berlin, Berlin
Berlin, Berlin
Berlin, Berlin
Berlin, Berlin

The day removes the night away
those city lights they fade to gray
this morning
as I wake inside my bed
I step outside, I breath the air,
I steal the time right, right under her
oh, but she don't mind and she trusts me so

For there is honor among thieves
yes, there is honor among thieves
and we are all thieves here
and together we shall steal another day

Berlin, Berlin
Berlin, Berlin
Berlin, Berlin
Berlin, Berlin

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