Love

by Ardeem

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    Via a complex and intricate mix of rhythm-heavy, bleeping, blooping tracks, Ardeem's debut album 'Love' weaves a danceable, philosophical, satirical and 'catchy-as-hell' story around the theme closest to all our hearts.
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  • A multi-faceted gift-bundle for those of you who really want to show your Love, including:
    • A signed and personalised Compact Disc™ from the initial limited pressing of 'Love'.
    • An Ardeem badge, so you can wear your heart on your sleeve
    • An exclusive, signed, personalised card from 'the Ardeem deck'
    • An iron-on transfer with which you can imbue your wardrobe, pillowcases, hankies and more with the power of Love

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  • This is the big-daddy/mama (because Ardeem Inc. is a non-gender-biased organisation) of Ardeem merch. Basically, you get ALL the stuffs:

    • A signed 'Love' CD
    • A signed 'I'm a Professional' CD
    • A literally unique piece of Ardeem ephemera with signed card – basically, something SPECIAL from my life that I have been unable to let go of. Until now.
    • A Hack sweetie (from Africa. Oooh, exotic)
    • A 'Love' Badge
    • A sticker and magnet to help you discover and enjoy ardeem.com/tuesday
    • A 'Love' Card Deck
    • Bonus Download cards for 'Love' and 'I'm a Professional'
    • A 'Love' Iron-on transfer
    • An 'I'm a Professional' Iron-on transfer


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released June 12, 2012

All tracks composed, performed and produced by Jacob Kinniburgh, Mixed by Danny Bonnici at Liquid Mixes and Mastered by Jack the Bear at Deluxe Mastering. Artwork by Tara McBride.

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Ardeem Melbourne, Australia

After being raised on a farm, many years at University and a year in Africa, Ardeem has skilfully honed his dynamic personality, extensive knowledge of cows and musical ingenuity to a sharp and shiny point. This point has now become the point of his endeavours. Intensely aware of the possibility of ending up another could-have-been, Ardeem is pulling his finger out.

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Track Name: Get Me Some of That
Sitting there across the room
I see you looking at me
Something's going on
I gotta get me some of that

Dark glasses, dark coat, dark mind
Corky's on the floor
I'm here for you you're there for me
I gotta get me some of that

Going to get me some of that
I'm going to get me some of that
I'm going to get me some of that
Going to get me some of that (repeat)

I see you, I want you, you see me you want me
Together, you see, our persons they must be
Sliding and grinding and jumping and more
We gotta get us some of that

The heat of your skin and the stroke of your thigh
The lick of your lips and the wink of an eye
Touching and feeling and sweating, ha
We gotta get us some of that

Going to get me some of that
I'm going to get me some of that
I'm going to get me some of that
Going to get me some of that (repeat)
Track Name: Dirty Heart
And my baby she fell in love with a dirty heart
And my baby loved dirty lovin' right from the start
Yeah my baby she fell in love with a dirty heart
And my baby loved dirty lovin' right from the start

You feel me like cholesterol, sliding through the tunnel of love
You want me, dirty no gloves
For picking me up, you spin me 'round
You tell me you want me however I'm found
With filthy knees and multiple pleas
You tell me you need me, whatever, please
Like a small child's face, covered in cake
Pleasure, like chocolate, is all over the place

And my baby she fell in love with a dirty heart
And my baby loved dirty lovin' right from the start
Yeah my baby she fell in love with a dirty heart
And my baby loved dirty lovin' right from the start

Mudsliding, paragliding, shaking squirming, wrenching, writhing
Down you go, down into the gloom
Unclean attraction, in chains, reaction
Sniffing, snorting, mucus-coated passion

You came to me, knowing just what this would be
Grungy, befouled, your body aches for more
Your soul frustrated, pleasure abated
Sweat, mud and grime, your body saturated

I'm sorry my dear, but it's really very clear
You saw, you see, you want, you signed on the dotted line
My dirty heart it called you, it should have appalled you,
Instead your mind was trapped in kind, in my muck it caught you

And my baby she fell in love with a dirty heart
And my baby loved dirty lovin' right from the start
Yeah my baby she fell in love with a dirty heart
And my baby loved dirty lovin' right from the start
Track Name: I Don't Know
I don't know, haven't we been here before?
The story begins, we have to ask, what are we in for?

It's 'love', that same old feeling
I saw it on TV
Two people happy, smiling
Could it be you and me?

I don't know, haven't we been here before?
We want something so bad, bad things we will ignore

You want it, hoping, pleading, you want it, wanting, needing
You want it, at any cost, you want it, really, you're lost
Cos what if, TV isn't real, or what if, that ain't how I feel
We're rushing, to the abyss – the promise of bliss…

I don't know, haven't we been here before?
You open up your heart, giving, needing, wanting more

It seems, the pain we'll feel
We're willing to take the risk
Hoping it won't be real
Hoping love won't play its same old tricks

I don't know, haven't we been here before?
Perpetual hope despite the past, yeah, that's wise for sure

I don't know, haven't we been here before? (repeat)
Track Name: Tell Me
I can only share my stories in your words
Your ears, unspoken depth, they cannot hear
Through glassy walls our screaming conversation's rendered dumb

Deaf, eyes wide. Hearts muted and bare
Trapped, each other we are – captured in our heads
Desperately reaching, searching for something, anything, understanding
But our efforts are in vain

And she said:
"Why can't you tell me, can't you tell me, can't you tell me what you're talking about?
Why can't you tell me, can't you tell me?

Tell me what you really mean, tell me in some simple words
Why is it so hard to see? Why can't you be clear?
Your philosophic, stupid bullshit, peddle it some other place
Tell me what you really mean, tell it to me simple, straight

Let me respond.

"Nah" (repeat)

All I mean is not negative, not terrible, perhaps derivative
A simple truth is all I seek, I seek with humble heart
It's difficult, I understand, to talk to me, to understand
I'm here to lend a helping hand, I want you here with me

You and me, we're so connected, you're all I want, you're what I needed
I don't want to lose you, I don't want to wreck it, I just have a thought I need you to check it
It seems to me, quite obviously, that when I say a word it's only what I see
When you agree, you see what you see and never, anyhow can it mean the same to me

In a way, then we're somewhat apart and everything we say flies past the mark
All communication, therefore, is flawed and mistaken
You and me, him and her, anyone, anywhere, trying for
understanding, desperately, hopelessly

If this is true, there's no need to be alarmed, I don't think it's a problem, just facts and fun
I'm not saying that we're disconnected, in any way more than could ever be suspected,
I'm not being difficult, well, not just for the sake of it, you've heard me out, that's all I ask of you
I hope you'll understand me, I hope that you'll try.
Whatever that means.

And she said:
Why can't you tell me, can't you tell me, can't you tell me what you're talking about?
Why can't you tell me, can't you tell me?

Tell me what you really mean, tell me in some simple words
Why is it so hard to see? Why can't you be clear?
Your philosophic, stupid bullshit, peddle it some other place
Tell me what you really mean, tell it to me simple, straight

You and me, we're so connected, you're all I want, you're what I needed
I don't want to lose you, I don't want to wreck it, I just have a thought I need you to check it
It seems to me, quite obviously, that when I say a word it's only what I see
When you agree, you see what you see and never, anyhow can it mean the same to me
Track Name: Smile
I'm here alone, there's no-one here beside me
Obviously... if I'm alone
Just making it clear, making clear everything, everything, anything
Explaining makes it more confusing

I know, I know, I wish that I knew anything
Anything to make you smile

I know that I can make you smile through the tears
I hope that I can keep you smiling for years
I want to tell you you're the rose to my thorn
I wish I had some chords and cliches less worn

A meaningful song, a slow, self-conscious rambling
Am I doing it wrong, why aren't you here?
Helping me along, helping me with everything, everything, anything
You make things clear for me and...

I know, I know, I know I don't know anything
Except I want to make you smile

I know that I can make you smile through the tears
I hope that I can keep you smiling for years
I want to tell you you're the rose to my thorn
I wish I had some chords and cliches less worn

I miss you, I want you
I don't know how to express that I need you
I wish that I could tell you in pretty new words and phrases how I feel
I found you, you saved me
From the loneliness and emptiness life gave me
With you I feel awakened from a slumber, you are my lucky number, my charm, you are my...

I'm here alone, right back to where I started from
You and me, I hope that makes you smile

I know that I can make you smile through the tears
I hope that I can keep you smiling for years
I want to tell you you're the rose to my thorn
I wish I had some chords and cliches less worn
Track Name: Germany
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Space
Sometimes we all need space
From the things we love, from the things we hate
Space to feel, space to see
There's more to me than just you and me

Sometimes, space is what we need
Sometimes, space is all we need
I promise you, I hope it's true
I hope that space is all I need

I don't mean to hurt you
I don't mean to make you cry
I know that you're worrying
And wanting to ask me why

I don't want to tell you
I don't want to make you cry
You know what I think that I need?
I think that I need some space

I don't want to hear you
I don't want you near me
I don't want to see you
Baby, can you hear me?

You don't even notice
That you make me like this
I don't want to see you
Baby, can you hear me?

Sometimes we all want space
Wisely, untrustingly, you know that it leads to an evil place
Space is false, 'cause space, you see
Is the growing space between you and me

Sometimes, space is what we need
Sometimes, space is all we need
I can't think or breathe

I don't want to hear you
I don't want you near me
I don't want to see you
Baby, can you hear me?

You don't even notice
That you make me like this
I don't want to see you
Baby, can you hear me?

Sometimes we all want space (repeat)

A mystery, it seems to me
This longing this yearning, I want to be free
I don't know the cure, I just pay the fee
I need to be me more than just you and me

You tell me it's bullshit, I'm full of it, me
Selfish and desperate, my heart lacks the key
I want to be better, Us, you and me
But right now we're drowning, two wrecks in a sea
Track Name: Last Thing
You're the last thing on my mind
I wish you could see me now,
I wish you were here, the last thing on my mind, before I sleep

You're everything I'd wanted for, I'd been waiting, wishing, hoping,
I wish you were here, the last thing on my mind, before I sleep

It's getting lonely, lights are dimming now,
Before I lay me down to sleep
The last thing on my mind you are right now,
The last thing on my mind before I go to sleep

But these things happen, past to future happens
And the clock keeps ticking and tocking and we're running,
On this one-way track, time we can't get back
So that's where I'm at, before I go to sleep

You're the last thing on my mind
It's not a problem now
It's not like I care
You're the last thing on my mind, before I sleep

It had to end, of that I'm sure, our clashing, crying, torture, still,
I wish you were here, the last thing on my mind, before I sleep

But these things happen, past to future happens
And the clock keeps ticking and tocking and we're running,
On this one-way track, time we can't get back
So that's where I'm at, before I go to sleep

The pain of separation
The change of routine
The longing for the comfort
Of a known misery

I want to straighten my head out
Don't want to long or weep
You're still the last thing on my mind...

But these things happen, past to future happens
And the clock keeps ticking and tocking and we're run ning,
On this one-way track, time we can't get back
So that's where I'm at, before I go to sleep
Track Name: It's OK
It's ok baby

It's ok baby

Statistically speaking, there has to be,
somebody, somewhere who's willing to be,
Involved in your bullshit, drowned in your sea,
Together, forever, awesome you'll be

At first you may wonder, how could this be?
Already you found me, perfect were we
Now I'm sorry baby, I'm making you see
Just how over we are you and me

Its ok baby

There's plenty of fish in this big wide world
And for every boy there must be a girl

It's ok baby

Beggars make choices every day
For somebody somewhere you're what they can take

It's ok baby

Our relational pasts from what I can tell
Consisted of enduring interpersonal hell
Overwhelmed by insecurity and fear
We grabbed what we could and we clutched it near

Now, given these models, of two-person joining
Aside from all the bumping and grinding of loin-ing
We were destined for failure and regret
But it's ok – for someone you're the best they can get

Its ok baby

There's plenty of fish in this big wide world
And for every boy there must be a girl

It's ok baby

Beggars make choices every day
For somebody somewhere you're what they can take

It's ok baby

Two peas in a pod, you'll probably be
With someone more willing and needy than me

It's ok baby

It's not that I hate you, it's not that you're shit
It's just that, baby, you're really not it

It's ok baby
Track Name: Murky Brown
Driving along this dusty track
I gotta keep going, I can't go back
Nothing to drink for miles around
Except the water from the tap which is murky brown

Driving away, escaping
Flesh biodegrading
Complications escalating
Nearly dehydrating

A night of watching, waiting
Stalking, celebrating
Cutting, slicing, scratching, scraping
Screaming is elating

Driving along this dusty track
I gotta keep going, I can't go back
Nothing to drink for miles around
Except the water from the tap which is murky brown

I hunt in the night, coz that's when I can
Driving around in my camper van
Don't need no home except for these four wheels
Hear those babies squeal

Running from the law, sure it's cliche
I don't have time to worry about that today
If I'm caught, to the devil I give thanks
For her body in the water tank

Driving along this dusty track
I gotta keep going, I can't go back
Nothing to drink for miles around
Except the water from the tap which is murky brown

Was great when it started, now she's departed
Drove me to the limit now I'm bloody, dirty-hearted
The last thing on my mind was the last thing I could take
I made her smile, she made me cry, crumble, snap and break

I got me some, of her, of that, my dirty heart, she missed it
Her wanting, needing, pushing, pulling took my mind and twisted
I needed out, I needed air, I needed my own space
'It's OK' I whispered, to her sleeping face

Driving along this dusty track
I gotta keep going, I can't go back
Nothing to drink for miles around
Except the water from the tap which is murky brown