Idylls

by Jacky Bastek

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Thomas Harvey How amazing does this album want to be? Never before have I emotionally connected (in my own way at least) with an album like this before. I can truly comprehend and feel every word sung here. Not only that, but what a talented musician too! Take me on your train to procrastination Jacky, meet you at the platform! Favorite track: Procrastination.
Dustin Harms
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Dustin Harms I'll admit, I came on when I saw "No Exit" being passed around social media. Since then, I've been hooked. There are a lot of "small time" artists out there that I enjoy, but something about Jacky's music stirs up emotions in me that few other artists can. While she is incredibly talented, I believe how you make people feel is the sign of a good artist, and for that, she's one of my favorites to-date. Favorite track: Catharsis.
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Hello you!
I'd like to present you my first solo-album that I recorded in April 2016.
It's a collection of songs that I wrote in the past 4 years about my deepest and most personal thoughts I had in my adolescence.
I hope you enjoy coming on a little journey with me and listening to these 12 short stories.
Thanks so much for listening.

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released November 13, 2016

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Jacky Bastek Cologne, Germany

Fingerstyle guitarist & Singer-Songwriter from Germany

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Track Name: What I Know
It's just another usual day.
They say what they always got to say
"Come home with me“ - Yet,I don't want to Mr. Wise.
Your wisdom does not impress me
'cause I know that you lie.

Try and jump on my boat
'cause you think that you know where to float.
But I say no, I say no.
I got the wheel in my hands to show
that my life is just not another one of yours.

I am living in my own world
with values that differ from yours.
So I say no. I say no
to getting captured in your control.
I'm free in what I say and what I know.

So the game keeps being played.
And you try to steal my fate.
But there is more than just corruption
that will lead you to success.
Find the source of cohesion in this goddamned mess.

But instead you jump on my boat
'cause you think that you know where to float.
But I say no, I say no.
I got the wheel in my hands to show
that my life is just not another one of yours.
I am living in my own world
with values that differ from yours.
So I say no. I say no
to getting captured in your control.
I'm free in what I say and what I know.

Don't mistake yourself for important
when there is nothing you can give,
when there is nothing you could owe me.

I am living in my own world
with values that differ from yours.
So I say no. I say no
to getting captured in your control.
I'm free in what I say and what I know.
Track Name: On My Own
I'm alone stuck with myself.
Unless I feel that someone is around.
But they're all gone – far away
So I dig a hole into the ground
Here I'm sane all by myself
unless I feel that they are back around
that is when my worries come back.

I'll be alone when they're all gone.
Unless I feel my drive is back around.
But it's gone – far away
That's why I dug a hole into the ground.
Yet I'm not sane all by myself.
I lack something that I have had for years.
That is why my worries came back.

Guess I have to fight this on my own
With no-one but myself to defeat.
Guess I'll have to pass this test alone
to see if I can hold to my belief.
Won't take this further because I don't want to admit
Where things go and I'll go if I don't live this.
What have I done and what must I do
To save this part of me that copes with the blue?

Guess I have to fight this on my own
With no-one but myself to defeat.
Guess I'll have to pass this test alone
to see if I can hold to my belief.

What have I done? What must I do? What have I done? What must I do? What have I done? What must I do? What have I done? What must I do?

I'm not alone stuck with myself
No need to dig a hole into the ground
'cause I'll be gone and won't return
unless I find my passion on the road.
Here I'm sane all by myself
A stranger gives me shelter in my fear
That is where no worries come back
That is when I'll come back.
Track Name: Procrastination
Let me just deprive you of a moment of your time
to rewind the purpose of this crime.
My thoughts need to resettle.
My mind it needs some space.
Nothing happens 'cause nothing happens today.
Nothing happens cause nothing happens these days.

And come and jump on the train of procrastination.
We're the misguided ghosts bathing in self-irony. Come and join the assessment of once sought achievements
that are now too far to fetch. But the wheel keeps turning.
Pretty sure in this moment we'd all like to escpape
and hide under blankets that viciously drag us into the abyss.
But in this morning I say goodnight
to all my issues and problems that I disguise.
Or at least try to. Yet I don't mind.
And sometimes there is just ourselves to blame
for making things more complicated than they are supposed to be.
Track Name: No Exit
Tell me all your shame.
Confess to all your crimes.
We're locked behind these walls.
We must be damned souls.
You seem a bit odd to me as you have no control.
Insanity creeps all over us.
You must be my torturer

Hell is other people.
They make my mind commit suicide.
Please get me out of here or let these strangers disappear.
I wish I had known that there is no exit.

This is not what I have sinned for.
This is what I've suffered on earth. I'm trying to explore
every possible floor
of this maze that we call our minds and ourselves.

Hell is other people.
They make my mind commit suicide.
Please get me out of here or let these strangers disappear.
I wish I had known that there is no exit.

We're searching for an exit that we'll never find.
No harakiri would stop it this time.
We're deceased as we're gone
but alive enough to feel it.
Alive enough to feel each other as a burden.

Hell is other people.
They make my mind commit suicide.
Please get me out of here or let these strangers disappear. I wish I had known that there is no exit.
Track Name: Catharsis
Please don't look at me like this.
As if you were judging me on my human bliss.
Is it something to be ashamed of when it's in everyone of us?
An uneven power bred by anger and lust.
And I'm trying to fight what human-kind has been trying to hide.
Yet I keep throwing stones into the lake waiting for eruption to overtake.
And I don't mind to break my neck
but this time I have lost the bet.

Keep playing the saint that you aim to be. But there is one thing that you should know- when there is no way to go
your hate will just overflow.

Let's say we live in a century where everyone is good.
We learnt from our past and what our ancestors could.
Sorry to call you naive but a drive doesn't change.
Hundred years to compromise but still – You seem like a wolf to me.

Am I bound to live in order when all I build will fall some time? Yet noone dares to question one's kind.

Still I keep throwing stones – into your face waiting for your anger to overtake.
Track Name: Space And Time
I'm in my spaceship waving goodbye
to senseless thoughts that are just wasting my time. Since all I know will someday break apart
I'd like to understand the evergrowing dark.
I'm in my spaceship ready to say hello
to all the marbles that I liked to watch glow.
Never will I land my spaceship on the ground.
There are a hundred billion galaxies to be found.

And if the world collapses I don't mind.
My spaceship keeps flying through space and time.

I do now look into the future and not the past
as I know my humble self will never be that fast.
But what do we know and what should we learn
about the forces of everyone's concern?

I guess it's time for me to question all these things.
Would I rather be cought in loops or in strings?
And if I ever land my spaceship on the ground
how many minutes would I last until I'm bound?

And if the world collapses I don't mind.
My spaceship keeps flying through space and time.

Some people say that size matters not
and the opponent claims there is someone who wrote the plot
I guess it is time for me to question all these things.
Do I believe in loops or in strings?
Track Name: Secret Language
My secret language everyone understands.
Sometimes it seems forgotten but somehow it's always there.

Let us see life in 4D and hear the 5th dimension.
When all that people do is staring on a wall.
Let me break this wall of glass with waves of my expression.
A story can be told without words.

In my secret language everyone understands.
Sometimes it seems forgotten but somehow it's always there.

Grab all that there is but there are things you can't capture.
A treasure that I've built for all these years.
You can shut our mouths but you can't shut our minds off.
We'll always find a way to converse.

In my secret language everyone understands. Sometimes it seems forgotten but somehow it's always there.
Track Name: Wonderwoman
Like wonderwoman she caught you.
Like wonderwoman she knows what to do.
Like wonderwoman she flies from man to man.
Like a little boy you cannot understand

that she caught. You're stuck in her web.
She caught you. She won the game but I won the bet.

She's the devil's woman. She's the devil's wife.
Still too wild -not even Satan caught her right.
And you could call her slut but some call her genius.
She is permissive but acts abstemious.

Like wonderwoman she caught you.
Like wonderwoman she knows what to do.
Like wonderwoman she flies from man to man.
Like a little boy you cannot understand

you really want her back. Remember that she's not yours. You never get her back .
Beautiful. She is so Beautiful.
Beautiful. She is so beautiful. You can't stand it
Can't you see that she just twists everyone around her fingers?
Can't you see that she just trolls you all?
Can't you see her crazy eyes?
Can't you see that she is crazy in her mind?

You're so naive and unsure. You can't keep her 'cause she's like the wind.

And like Wonderwoman she wants to catch'em all
Like wonderwonderwoman she breaks every wall.
Like wonderwoman she raped your mind.
Like a little boy you'll never understand her kind.
She'll never be what you get. She won the game but still I won the bet.