Saskia

The state of your name
The tombs all the same
The former Eastern block
This place that time forgot
I can’t feel anything
I can’t even explain
Sassy, oh saskia
These things they make you what you are

You look so heaven sent
As you stride from your tenement
The stars are out tonight
Everyone’s in love with you
Everybody needs you too

You are the answer to
The prayers of all the lost and true
Upon the wings of night
You make dark heaven light
I turn the tv on
One moment and your life is gone
The dereliction blues
One day you know you have to choose

You look so heaven sent
As you stride from your tenement
The stars are out tonight
Everyone’s in love with you
Everybody needs you too

Oh no

Above the barren trees
Over this concrete landscape
Desolation angels hovering
Here where no flowers grow
The walls all bullet holes
The first signs of falling snow
These things i cannot ever know

Sassy, my saskia
Heaven knows just who you are
The stars are out tonight
Everyone’s in love with you
Everybody needs you too

You look so heaven sent
As you stride from your tenement
The stars are out tonight
Everyone’s in love with you
Everybody needs you too
Everyone’s in love with you
Everybody needs you too
Everyone’s in love with you
Everybody needs you
Everybody needs you

Song Notes

Mark said of the song during the writing of Twilight of the Innocents:

As mentioned in a previous blog post we tried to give this song an Eastern Bloc vibe. The drum sounds are tighter, smaller and processed. The guitar is thinner and the bass is clean and smooth. It’s a mid tempo number with lots of cold synthetic strings and pads. The vocals are going to sound quite processed and maybe even a bit Joy Division but that’s maybe a red herring as the melodies don’t sound anything like them. It’s actually really hard to describe, it’s got lots of different influences going on but it’s still basically a melancholic Tim Wheeler composition using different studio production techniques.