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USE TWO FINGERS TO ZOOM
USA DOS DEDOS PARA ZOOM

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Lyrics and Artwork
Paris, by Nathalie Stachnik Lyrics Lyrics Mr Doubtful, by Grzegorz Konopski Lyrics Alle Zeit, by Sarah Magirius “Москва”. by Sybille Heller Lyrics Mother, by Peggy Fichtner Lyrics Forever on the road, by Ilana Puetz Lyrics Happy Time, by Leandro Valenti Lyrics Ocean of time, by Catherine Philips ft. Sarah Magirius Lyrics "Ocean of time", by Andrea Potzler Lyrics "Emma", by Sha'Ri Pohl Lyrics "Sound of the Forest", by Ilka Krug Lyrics "When you fall", by Verena Samusch Lyrics "Desayuno", by Antonela Provenzano Lyrics "Über Wasser" by Benjamin Jaschke Lyrics "Blue Birds" by Annika von der Ley Lyrics "The Frog & the Bird", by Karla Schauer Lyrics "Seasons", by Annika von der Ley "#Worldpop", by Hanna Ligeti

Paris, by Nathalie Stachnik

“Bossa Française”. Nathalie Stachnik, Paris, France. The Luxembourger also made the piano drawing for Price I Pay, track from Beautiful Mess. Nathalie chose the Lamarck - Caulaincourt Metro station in Paris to portrait the everyday parisian life and the vibes of coffee and rendezvous.

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Lyrics

Bossa Française

Où les mots échouent

la musique parle

Elle révèle des choses enfouies 

Et les secrets du monde

 

Des histoires de voyage

Des rencontres inattendues

Ils forment un grand collage

Comme une impression de déjà vu

 

Un jour assit dans le train

Le paysage passe derrière la fenêtre

Avec une guitar à la main

écrivant une légende peut-être

 

Les aiguilles ne dessinent que

Quelque cercles du temps

Mais dans mon esprit ce moment

Restera indéfiniment

 

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Lyrics

Oh Mr. Doubtful, 

What are you worrying about

When the sun is shining down

and your head is full of clouds (clouds)

No place to sit is ever comfortable

No effort that you make is 

good enough to be content

I don't mean to offend, but please

Just be content

Oh Mr. Doubtful (uh)

just make yourself comfortable

Embrace the moment (uh)

It's the best you've ever had

It's the best thing that you could ever have had

For now

This might not be no perfect picture

Might not be no happy end

We don't write conditional future

This is called the present tense

So just be content

And tell me what you feel

When you just breathe in

Open up for what's real 

and then let life in 

Go and live it (go and live it)

Oh Mr. Doubtful (uh)

just make yourself comfortable

Embrace the moment (uh)

It's the best you've ever had

It's the best thing that you could ever have had

For now

It might be the only chance 

The first and the ultimate dance

Moments don't come back

They never turn around

So please just wake up

Don't run away from the Now

We don't need your doubts

Don't let them slow you down

Oh Mr. Doubtful (uh)

just make yourself comfortable

Embrace the moment (uh)

It's the best you've ever had

It's the best thing that you could ever have had

For now.

 

Click here to watch the video for Mr. Doubtful on Youtube.

Mr Doubtful, by Grzegorz Konopski

“Mr.Doubtful”. Grzegorz Konopski, Münster, Germany.  “With my art I wanted to express the everyday struggle we all deal with daily. Especially in these troubled times in which we have to deal with isolation and we must find patience and strength to overcome our situation.”

Get to know more of this amazing artist on Instagram: @giraffe_enough

 

Lyrics

Ich sitze hier und warte still
Während die Sehnsucht in mir ruft
Singt leise Lieder über Fernweh
das mich immer wieder heimsucht
Ich hab mal gehört du sollst dahin gehen 
Wohin dich dein Herz trägt 
Ich hab mal gehört: ist der Weg schön, frag nicht wohin er führt
Denn wir haben alle Zeit, alle Zeit der Welt
Komm wir nehmen uns alle Zeit, alle Zeit der Welt
Ich brauche dich als Gegenüber
um mich selber zu verstehen
Denn die Freude kann nur echt sein
Wenn da jemand ist zum Teilen
Lass uns einfach verweilen
Denn wir haben alle Zeit, alle Zeit der Welt
Komm wir nehmen uns alle Zeit, alle Zeit der Welt
Denn wir haben alle Zeit, alle Zeit der Welt
Komm wir nehmen uns alle Zeit, alle Zeit der Welt
Lass die Dinge zu dir kommen
Lass das Glück dich finden
Lass das Leben zu dir kommen
Es wird dich finden
Denn wir haben alle Zeit, alle Zeit der Welt
Komm wir nehmen uns alle Zeit, alle Zeit der Welt
Bis ans Ende dieser Zeit
Bis ans Ende du und ich
Du und ich

Click here to watch ALLE ZEIT´s video on Youtube.

Alle Zeit, by Sarah Magirius

“Alle Zeit”. Sarah Magirius, Dresden, Germany. Sarah, Fede and Ronja are good friends who met in Italy 3 years ago. She is an outstanding fashion designer from Berlin and was the hand behind the booklet drawings and text for the album Beautiful Mess.

If you visit her Instagram, you will find not only paintings but amazing fashion to admire: @sarah.magirius

“Москва”. by Sybille Heller

“Москва”. Sybille Heller, Hanover, Germany. “Moscow, a dream or a destination? Drifting on a cloud… out of reach?” The graphic designer and painter passionately travels to strange countries and loves hiking through Germany.

To see more about this fantastic artist, please visit her website: https://heller-grafikdesign.de/

 

Lyrics

Москва

мои мысли и поступки 

идут от сердца

и душе 

я иду в москву

я вижу мир

я могу всё что чачу 

осуществить мою мечту

 

если раз я полюбила

эта будит навсегда

 

Mother, by Peggy Fichtner

“Mother”. Peggy Fichtner, Isny, Germany. The drawing has a very personal connection to Ronja, since Peggy played an important mother role in Ronja’s childhood. She is also a good friend of Ronja´s real mum. Under the pseudonym Maya she also sings and creates in many different forms of art.

 

Lyrics

Oh mother 

I am so grateful to be yours 

I want you to take care 

Take care of yourself 

Oh Mother Mother Mother Mother 

I’m so grateful to be yours 

And you want me to take care 

Take care of myself 

You wish you could slow me down 

Take some of my burden 

You wish you could calm me down 

There’s no need to hurry and run 

Take the wind out of my sails 

So that I find my focus 

You cannot watch to see me waste myself 

You cannot watch it anymore 

You cannot watch to see me give myself to the world 

To the world 

You wish you could slow me down 

Take some of my burden 

You wish you could calm me down 

There’s no need to hurry and run 

Take the wind out of my sails 

So that I find my focus 

Oh Mother 

I’m so grateful to be yours 

And I promise to take care 

Take care of myself 

 

Click here to watch the video for Mother on Youtube.

Forever on the road, by Ilana Puetz

“Forever on the Road”. Ilana Puetz, Berlin, Germany. When Ronja discovered Ilanas art on Instagram she fell in love at first sight. “I am connecting lifestyle with nature, colors and ink.”

You should definitely check her Instagram profile out, it will captivate you as it did me: @ip_ictures

Lyrics

A new day on the road 

again we reset and let go 

and I feel the waves of time

washing over our heads 

Was that really just yesterday? 

It feels like ages away 

We are ages away

Every place a new chapter

We are moving 

We keep moving on 

ever changing 

We’ve never stopped before 

We go 

On and on and on and on and on...

City lights and faces 

Leaving their subtle traces 

Of silence and noise 

Place after place passing by 

We go day after daylight 

We live through the night 

Flying in colibri circles 

Who could ever stop us

Forever on the road 

I don’t wanna go home 

I don’t wanna sleep in 

I don’t want to come down

We keep on dreaming

Happy Time, by Leandro Valenti

“Happy Times”. Leandro Valenti, Tarragona, Spain. The artist, born in Rosario, Argentina, shares an ode to “Capitán”, a rescued dog, that ever since getting into his life has brought joy and happiness, and how playing with him is always a highlight of one's day.

Lyrics

Time is such a curious thing to me 

I find it hard to grasp

At times it‘s slipping through my fingers 

When I want it to linger the most

Happy times 

they're never wasted dear 

They're well invested here my friend 

In my life 

I’ve got to comprehend

That moments pass 

like shooting stars

Time is such a curious thing to me 

I find it hard to read 

And I wait, I'm waiting my life away

And I dream I'm far, far away

Ocean of time, by Catherine Philips ft. Sarah Magirius

“Ocean of Time” (Poem). Catherine Philips, London, United Kingdom. The original painting is called “The Blues Project”. Catherine creates abstract and cosmic paintings, collages and experimental videos, and has had a number of solo exhibitions in London and South East England.

If you want to see more of this superb artist, visit her Instagram: @ostaralondon

Lyrics

I only have five minutes to say what I have to say

So I’ll better be quick about it – I don’t wanna waste no time

5 Minutes.

If I am lucky enough to live until 65 I will have 33.696.000 minutes to breathe

Our small five minutes fit in there 6.739.200 times.

They might just be a random piece of your timeline,

just another brick in the wall.

But there once was a scientist who said

That time is relative.

And I believe we should listen to that genius

forget all the numbers and mathematics

and make this moment stretch out a little longer.

Before I start I would like to ask everyone sitting in this room

to close your eyes for a short moment.

And in your mind I want you to imagine the wide blue ocean

With its vast and endless deep beauty

And with your breath you follow the waves of the salty water

Absorbing the air, pulling it in your lungs

Then pushing it out, rolling, fading out slowly

We are like rocks in the ocean

Telling ourselves to be solid and strong

While the waves keep us in motion

Pushing us up, pulling us down,

And there is nothing we can do about it

My life is built on memories.

Some of them seem enormous to me.

A couple of seconds sometimes stretch out over years

Motion, Smell, Pictures and Sounds

Repeating themselves over and over in my mind

Like the first time he kissed me,

The butterflies in my belly celebrating

Exploding in colourful fireworks

Or the moment when she pushed me away

Pain running through every inch of my body

Myself imploding in a million sharp pieces.

My life is built on memories.

But some of them simply don’t exist.

Sometimes hours and days and weeks

Are filled with a monotonous routine

And I cannot fix them in my mind

If you asked me what I was doing two weeks ago

I would have to look it up in my calendar

Then I could list it up for you

Day and time and detailed activity

If you asked me what I will be doing in two weeks

I could do the same

And if you asked me then

If I had time for you

I would apologise and say:

No, I have no time.

We have no time.

We locked it up in a cage

and gave up our freedom.

We signed the wrong contract

and didn’t notice it was a trap.

We are imprisoned by numbers,

one until twelve, then starting again.

A turning wheel, a ticking noise,

night and day: ticking and ticking and ticking…

reminding us that we are imprisoned.

We created a monster

And call it future

We fail to control it

Although we seem so sure

We cut off our wings

Our shoulders too heavy to fly

Loaded with a million things

While our life is passing by.

We are like rocks in the ocean

Telling ourselves to be solid and strong

While the waves keep us in motion

Pushing us up, pulling us down,

And there is nothing we can do about it

But what if you would let go for a second

What if you would stop running away

What if you would feel this moment 

realise the painful beauty 

Of the things that slip away

Never to return again

Their bittersweet ephemera 

You would open up your arms

Stretch out your wings

And embrace the freedom

That waited within you all the time

You are like a rock in the ocean

Telling yourself to be solid and strong

While the waves keep you in motion

Pushing you up, pulling you down

And then you give yourself to the water

And let the sea decide the way

Flattening your edges and borders

You become one with the wave

And it forms a shining pearl out of you

Glistening in the sun

Until you become smaller and smaller

And you get washed away with the sand.

10.05.2017, Ronja Maltzahn

"Ocean of time", by Andrea Potzler

“Ocean of Time”. Andrea Potzler, Hanover, Germany. The painter and musician told us: “With my picture I want to show the ocean, blue and turquoise and the waves, movement with different structures. Parts of the clock are floating in the water.”

Make sure to check out Andrea's Instagram profile to be amazed on every post: @andreapotzler

 

Lyrics

We’re drifting in different ways

through the ocean of time

Drifting away

Passing by

I thought we had all the time in the world

That’s what they said

That’s what you said

We‘re running in circles, diving deep

We’re like rocks in the ocean

Telling ourselves to be solid and strong

They keep us in motion

All of the waves

Pushing us up, pulling us down

And there’s nothing we can do about it

It’s pulling us in its depth

Of the ocean of time 

Into the blue out of the blue 

All I can see is me and you

We’re like rocks in the ocean

Telling ourselves to be solid and strong

They keep us in motion

All of the waves

Pushing us up, pulling us down

And there’s nothing we can do about it

And you give yourself into the water 

Let the sea decide the way 

Flattening your edges and borders 

You become one with the waves 

And it forms a pearl out of you

Glistening in the sun

Until you become smaller and smaller 

Into the water...

You are the ocean...

We‘re like rocks in the ocean...

And you give yourself into the water

Let the sea decide the way 

Flattening your edges and borders you become one with the waves

"Emma", by Sha'Ri Pohl

“Emma”. Sha'Ri Anna Louise Pohl, Reher, Germany.  “It has always inspired me in what variety art and music can express the individual and connect to the society.” Under the pseudonyms “Nyan Hiko” or “Nyan1407” the 18-year-old prodigy has been publishing songs and paintings for over 6 years.

It's hard to capture all the amazing things Sha´Ri creates, but her Instagram is a good starting point: @nyan1407

 

Lyrics

I see this big brown eyes 

I see your innocence 

the way you shine so bright 

while you watching me sing for you 

into the night 

under the stars so bright, 

Oh Emma would you lend your ears to me?

 

Emma, am I just a fool 

Emma am I going to lose, 

Or am I gonna rule the world 

this kingdom I’ve built for you 

this kingdom 

Under the red evening sun 

you are just standing there 

listening to my song 

I promise you no more than 

to give you all my poetry 

put my heart into this melody 

I build a castle in the sky 

I build a castle

This goes out to the fools who dare to dream 

To the visionaries who believe 

"Sound of the Forest", by Ilka Krug

“Sound of the Forest”. Ilka Krug, Osnabrück, Germany. “Party in the night forest.” The original sketch of the painter, jewellery and dread designer was firstly made as a black and white sketch before it turned into one of the most colourful designs of the whole album.

You can see more beautiful art and creations on her Instagram: @wilderwaldwichtel

Lyrics

There's no time to wait Let's run away with wild horses Following the sound into the woods

Into the wild Following the voice that's calling Just like a child Just like a child We go dancing to The sound of the forest The sound of the forest We keep singing to The sound of the forest The sound of the forest As a city child You never tasted freedom Never drank the water of the wild River that runs The sound that will give you shivers Down to your bones Down to your bones We go dancing to The sound of the forest The sound of the forest We keep singing to The sound of the forest The sound of the forest The deeper we walk The closer we feel the woods The deeper we walk The closer we hear the The sound of our childhood The melody of the birds Tangled with the voice of the moose Calling me, calling me, calling me, calling me, calling, calling me in You keep calling me, calling me, calling me, calling me in... We go dancing to The sound of the forest The sound... We go dancing to The sound of the forest The sound of the forest We keep singing to The sound of the forest The sound of the forest The sound of the forest

"When you fall", by Verena Samusch

When You Fall. Verena Samusch, Hanover, Germany. “Your music has inspired me for the artwork, showing a couple of autumn lovers.” Verena is a freelancing Artist, Designer and Illustrator. Her art can be found on instagram @verenasamuschart.

Lyrics

I wanna go
where the winter wind blows me
down to the cold
where the fresh air will slow me down
you slow me down 

I wanna hide
in the deepest dark corner
until we rise
to embrace the new summer day
it’s far away

You are so beautiful
when you fall
Show me in every color
how to let go

I wanna dance with your colorful grace
to feel your hands
like a sudden and warm embrace
under fallen leaves

I wanna stand
To stop and just stare
Into the land
Exploding in colorworks
And i'm out of words

When you fall, when you fall for me
I think I fall, I think for you

"Desayuno", by Antonela Provenzano

"Desayuno". Antonela Provenzano, Pergamino, Argentina. Doodle artist, and an outstanding cook, "Tone" has owned and worked in cafes around the globe. She felt like the logical choice for this song about an endless breakfast.

Find more of her art on Instagram: @doodling.mind

Lyrics

El deja-vu de incontables momentos
Llena mi corazón
Nos veo en esta burbuja de paz
Sin tiempo sin pasado sin futuro sin preocupaciones

Solo el perfume de café fresco
Se mezcla con media lunas, pan caliente, chocolate y dulce
Y el sonido tierno de jazz en el fondo expandirán
Nuestras almas para la efímera infinidad del momento

El invierno está viniendo
Otra vez hace frío
Una tormenta está viniendo
Otra vez tu y yo
La oscuridad está viniendo
Son las cinco de la tarde y tenemos
Desayuno
Desayuno infinito...

Las palabras fluyen alrededor creando una barrera
Ante el mundo de afuera
Inmersos en el libro nada puede tocarnos
Ni el ruido del trajín de la ciudad ni repugnantes olores
Nuestras almas están en la efímera infinidad del momento

Oh desespera, desayuna, despensa...

"Über Wasser" by Benjamin Jaschke

Über Wasser. Benjamin Jaschke, Bremen, Germany. “Art is therapy” states painter and art therapy student Benjamin. His drawings of human bodies show deep emotional expression. All the sadness and seriousness of the song seem to be absorbed in his painting.

Find more of his outstanding art on Instagram: @kunst.ist.therapie

Lyrics

Halt mich fest 

Halt mich auf 

Halt mich hin

Gib den Rest 

Gib dich auf 

Gib dich hin 

Halt mich zusammen 

Halt mich über Wasser 

Halt mich frei 

Ich halt dich zusammen 

Ich halt dich über Wasser

Ich halt dich 

Frei....

Wie der Regen fällt 

Geschichten erzählt 

Vom Fallen und Fliegen und Vergehen 

Wie der Sinn verfällt

Mir von damals erzählt

Vom Sein und Lieben und Vergehen 

Wir werden bald gehen 

Bis dahin bleibt meine Seele hier 

sitzen an deiner Seite hier sitzen  

Denn wir sitzen noch hier 

Wir sitzen noch hier

"Blue Birds" by Annika von der Ley

Blue Birds. Annika von der Ley, Münster, Germany.

Anni designed the four season CD Inlay as well as the EarlyBird EP graphics. The comic retells the story of Argentina, when Ronja and Fede had a special encounter with the Blue Birds.

 

Find her art on Instagram @anni_vodely.

Lyrics

Strange noise above my head

Some huge birds they knock on the deck of our little home

I wonder where they come from

The clouds rise above the lake

The night falls, slowly the sun prepares to wake

To set up for a new day

Blue birds

They are circling through the mist 

They come flying in my dreams

Reaching out to build a bridge between

The real world 

That is waking up outside

And the world that's on my mind

The birds are flying through

Of my dreams only echoes will last

I heard the swan speak a language I cannot comprehend

What was it that he was telling

Like in a sand clock

The memories fall into pieces

I cannot recall the puzzle

What was it that I was dreaming

"The Frog & the Bird", by Karla Schauer

The Frog and the Bird. Karla Schauer, 21 years old, Münster, Germany. “The artwork refers to the lyrical parable and tries to express the joie de vivre of Ronja’s music.”
Karla studies design and is quickly working her way towards being a full time illustrator.

 

Find more of her beautiful works on Instagram: @schauer.illustrations

Lyrics

Life is made of puzzle pieces

And I try to figure out the picture

Life is made of puzzle pieces

And I’m looking for the answer

To solve it all

And so I stretch my wings and fly

Turned into a little bird

grandma told me once upon a time

As a bird you can see it all

As a bird you can see it all

I used to be a frog down there

I saw the life in frog perspective

I tried to jump, I tried to jump so high

But I couldn’t reach, I couln’t reach the sky

And as I circle through the blue

Diving in and out of cloud land

I might have finally found some clue

how the pieces go together

And my heart jumps high my heart jumps low

I am wise and proud but feel alone

Where is everyone to share my joy

Where is everyone why did I go 

away

And in my dreams I travel back

Back to my home, back to the nest

Of safety and oblivion

I travel back into your arms

"Seasons", by Annika von der Ley

Another breathtaking artwork created by Anni, representing the four chapters of the album, the four seasons of the year, 4 different moods that are one in the end. You can often see this painting as a giant background in our concerts.

More on Annika on Instagram: @anni_vodely

"#Worldpop", by Hanna Ligeti

This impressive collage of ideas was brought to life by Hanna after we threw many many ideas at her. It doesn't cease to amaze me the way she was able to capture everything that was in my mind, ever connection to every song, this painting is the perfect overview of the album.

You can buy and admire more of Hanna´s work in: https://www.ligarti.com/

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