Far From Telescopes

by Kumm

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released October 30, 2009

all music & lyrics by Kumm

Cătălin Mocan - vocals
Oigăn - guitars, vocals, harmonica
iordache - saxophones, pipes, tambourine, vocals
Kovacs Andras - keys, vocals
Sorin Erhan - bass
Paul Ballo - drums, vocals

Csergő Dominic - drums on "Man In a Can"
Electric Brother - tampura on "Beauty Queen"
Rozie - guest vocals on "Pink Balloon"
"Meloritm" children's choir conducted by Elena Nicolai on "Fishing In the Swimming Pool"
"I'm alright" choir on "Mister Superman": Ana, Byron, Cătălin, Marius Moise, iordache, Oigăn
girl talk on "Bird's Eye View" - Wanda & Rozie

all tracks recorded by Gabriel (Pipai) Andrieș at Vița de Vie studios in august 2009
"Man In a Can" recorded at ISV studio by Alex Redeș
"(bad day)" and other lo-fi recordings by Kovacs Andras
mixed by Gabriel (Pipai) Andrieș & Kumm at Vița de Vie studios in september 2009
mastered by Cristian Varga at Mastervargas, New York, USA, www.mastervargas.com
artwork & photos - Wanda Hutira

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Kumm Romania

KUMM are a Romanian rock band originating from Cluj-Napoca. They are active since 1998 and have released 5 studio albums so far. Throughout their career, the band's style shifted from progressive rock in the early years to a more alternative approach later on, also expressing some indie and britpop influences on recent releases. ... more

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Track Name: Mister Superman
We have always been here
We don’t wanna fight
The future is so clear
Like a cat in the night
It’s just another way of falling of the roof
If you can watch and see who’s choking on your youth

We have always been here
We’re making mistakes
Some action is needed
Have I got what it takes
It’s just another way of falling of the roof
If you could watch and see who’s choking on your youth

Take your revelation to the station mister superman
Please take your little sister to the bathroom mister superman
Cause we have always been here
We’re making up lies
The future is some goddamn clear
We will eventually die

It’s just another way of falling
If you can watch and see who’s jerking
Track Name: Beautiful Country
Standing at a station clouds are spitting rain and snow
Standard observation clouds & people come and go
You gotta bet your life

Spot a little sunshine try to keep my toes all warm
Daydream of a goldmine and retire to a farm
You gotta push your luck


Wait we’re swimming, we’re swimming in a beautiful country
Say how come you’ve not set a foot outside the door
Wait there’s someone, there’s someone in a million as bounty
Hey it could be, it could be you I’m looking for


Riding on a brickroad heading for a dream come true
Manycolored screenshots full of red & green & blue
You gotta bet your life


Wait we’re swimming, we’re swimming in a beautyful country
Say how come you’ve not set a foot outside the door
Wait there’s someone, there’s someone in a million as bounty
Hey it could be, it could be you I’m looking for
Track Name: Pop Song
Your love is kerosene
It makes me sweat and dream
about a girl I would like to marry
She never said a word
But I overheard
She’s in and out of the ordinary

I decided to break the silence
You decided to break my heart and dance
With a man in a silver spacesuit
Felt I bit in a grapefruit

Your love has sucked me up
Spit in a coffee cup
Now I’m drowning in milk and sugar
You hit me with a spoon
And just before I swooned
Subtitles say “now or never”

I decided to wake up smiling
To the sun in the window shine so bright
A couple of pidgeons flying
Flying out of my room

Uh I’m starting to make
I’m starting to break the promise
To never ever ever never never ever leave you again

Your love has freaked me out
It makes me dream about
A never ending bedtime story
A couple of centuries
Has taken you and me
To reach the morning glory

I decided to wake up smiling
I’m flying out of my room
Track Name: Pink Balloon
these days i’m resting
from being with you
enjoy the dead space
between me & you
just tryin’ to keep the sand out of my eye
just tryin; to keep the sand outta my
just tryin’ to keep the sand out

try to break my legs when dancing
kickin all the time
losing friends and changing bands
every day’s another way
tryin’ to lose my head romancin’
drinking all your wine
holding hands and making plans
everywhere you go you say..

just tryin’ to keep the sand....

these nights i’m living
as high as the stars
i’m overdriven
i’m a guitar
just tryin’ to keep ....

wouldn’t break my legs when dancing
kicking all the time
finding friends and starting bands
everyday’s another play
lost and found my head romancin’
drinking all your wine
holding hands and making plans
don’t you find it’s warm for may

we’re flying in my pink balloon
we love to drift away
two cheesecakes and a single spoon
forever and a day
Track Name: Sleepwalk
i live in a house
where everything’s near
so i don’t have to strech my hands out
everything seems to be closer
the more i look i don’t get around

i live in a house
where everything’s fixed
girls and women are already mixed
someone’s asleep in the ashtray
nobody’ got plenty to say

i’m dating the blind
a piece of my mind
is goin’ away for a while

walking around in my pyjamas at night
i don’t stop at the traffic light
sleepwalkers ask for directions...to the
deathbed in the living-room
walking around around......

i’m dating the blind
what’s up in your mind
we’ll do it another time

walking on wheels
i’m cutting the deals
cause you taste your life
with lemon and lime
Track Name: (bad day)
music & lyrics by Kumm
Track Name: Police
whatever I will never say
“please shut up and blow me a kiss’
you said that if i’d go away
you’ve got the right to call the police
we’ll never miss a movie
never miss a movie , come on
if you just listen to me
you just listen to me, come on

if we had a little time
to walk the shores see what we’ll find
then we’ll have a place to go
and we’ll live forever

we’ll never miss a movie
never miss a movie , come on
if you just listen to me
you just listen to me, come on
whatever you will never be
exotic fruit on common stand
a stranger comes and talks to me
please shut up and give me your hand

and time is gonna teach you
not to give up
not to give up
always stay tough
always stay tough
time is gonna reach you
and never give up
never give up
find out a lot
find out a lot
and time is gonna preach you...
not to give up
not to give up
Track Name: Fashion
Under the stars we smile & strive
Under te moon we drink & drive
Wearing a black shirt
And a black tie
Close your eyes

Under the stars we roll and shake
Under the moon we rock and mate
Wearing a black dress
and a black ring
Close your eyes

We’re changing the fashion
Into some fashion
That’s been built to last
All the sharp edges
And beautiful colors
Belong to the past

Listen to songs you cannot see..

Under the stars we dance and glow
Over the years that pass so slow
Shed a black tear
Outta black eye
‘ve never known


Light is the prison
Catching the eye
Swith to night vision
Dark is the sky
Track Name: Beauty Queen
maybe we should live obscene
eatin’ rats and kerosene
my baby is a beauty queen
in the night time
I’m tired of hangin’ on this rope
feeling like a a little joke
oh no here we go again on the wind side

bang bang we’re on the air again
I can’t remember the first line
you can’t remember your last night
oh bang bang they’re clapping hands again
I don’t remember you saying
you love someone

maybe we should live unseen
sailing on a silver screen
my baby is a beauty queen
in prime time
I’m tired of hangin’ on this rope
swaying in and out of hope
oh no here we walk again on the lifeline

bang bang we’re on the air again
I can’t remember the first line
you can’t remember your last night
oh bang bang they’re clapping hands again
I don’t remember you saying
you love someone
Track Name: Bird's Eye View
This only happened to me yesterday
On a day
With a fat (shining) sun on my head
I tried to climb upon a mountain top
Had to stop
Cause my feet were losing ground
I tried to climb that ridge I’ve tried
I tried to climb that ridge I’ve tried

I tied a rope onto a rainbow
Start to pull me up in the sky
I’m glad it wasn’t in vain that I worked out

I finally got to know the bird’s eye view
Took a few
Pretty pictures with my cell phone
I (tried to)hang around a cloud all day
Till the rain
Swept me down into a lake
I tried to cross that bridge I’ve tried
I tried to cross that bridge I’ve tried

You say you don’t care my thoughts are dirty
But I must wash my hands
You say you don’t mind my words are flirty
As long as we’re only friends
As long as we’re only friends
As long as we’re only friends
Track Name: Monkey In Your Stereo
Walking around your garden last night
I hope that I might
Dive in your wells
I’m changing my clothes I’m changin’ my style
Just for a while
To be someone else

I am the monkey in your stereo
A virus eating your hard drive alive
I’m the mistake in your scenario
A time bomb ticking us away way

My car is jammed on your road
An Indian song
Leaks out the radio
I scream and I shout I’m laughing about
The buzzing surround that I can’t live without
Not without you

I am the monkey in your stereo
A virus eating your hard drive alive
I’m the mistake in your scenario
A time bomb ticking us away way

Every moment’s like forever
Don’t call me, my phone is dead
Every time it’s now or never
Don’t call me
Every moment’s like forever
Don’t call me, I’m in your head
Every time it’s now or never
Don’t call me NOW
Track Name: Man In A Can
My head don't talk to me no more
Kind of left me in the rain
My shoes don't walk with me no more
Goin' to find another way

Oh no sir, oh no sir
I'm not gonna come much closer
I'd likely, most likely
Turn around and walk away

My dogs don't bark at me no more
Sleepin' on the kitchen floor
My hands don't clap with me no more
Goin' to the record store gonna steal some records for sure

Oh mister, cool mister
A phone call from your sister
It set my house on fire
Got me running for the door

There's a man in a can in my pocket
Having fun with a lady of his choice
There's an alien girl in a rocket
And she dreams of forgotten alien boys

My heart don't beat with me no more
Goin' to beat me up and down
My clues don't find me anymore
Footsteps leading to the fingerprints on the wall

There's a man in a can in my pocket
Having fun with a lady of his choice
There's an alien girl in a rocket
And she dreams of forgotten alien boys
Track Name: Fishing In The Swimming Pool
I am searching for a soul
please step forward if I call
when the lights are out in the shopping mall
we are swimming in the fishing pond

and I am searching for a soul
that is yearning to control
out of nowhere comes a sound
and I’m lost until you’re found

mind your business, step aside
you’ve got no place you can hide
but hope never dies for the happy fool
that is fishing in the swimming pool

rise up take your time
sleep on the tree that you’ll find