B i o g r a p h y
 (by Jon O'Brien)

Soap&Skin is the experimental musical project of Austrian artist Anja Plaschg (born 5 April 1990). Anja Plaschg grew up in a small village called Gnas in south east Styria, where her parents have a farm. She has played piano since she was six. At the age of 14 she began violin studies and developed an interest in electronic music. She attended the Graz Polytechnic for Graphic Design, but dropped out at 16 and moved to Vienna shortly afterwards. There she studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts in the master class of Daniel Richter, but at 18 dropped out again. Musicians like Xiu Xiu, Cat Power, Björk, Nico, Aphex Twin and composers like Sergei Rachmaninoff or Arvo Pärt have had a great impact on her music. After only playing a handful of concerts she was already being dubbed a "Wunderkind". In 2008 she played German singer Nico in the play "Nico - Sphinx aus Eis" by Werner Fritsch in Berlin and Vienna, performing several songs in it, including "Janitor Of Lunacy", from her first EP. Her first album, called "Lovetune for Vacuum", was released in March 2009. It received excellent reviews and placed in the Austrian Top 10. The album also achieved chart positions in Germany, Belgium and France. Music journalists have already claimed to see in her a new star of Austrian pop. In 2010 her song "Mr Gaunt Pt 1000" was used in the television commercial for Ford's Mondeo. In the 2010 French film "Mes chères études" (also known as "Student Services"), the song titled "The Sun" plays during the credits. Her tracks 'Brother of Sleep' and 'Marche Funèbre' were used in the soundtrack for Universal Pictures thriller 'War Games: At the End of the Day' in 2010. The death of her father in 2009 was a key element on her mini-album Narrow, which was released in February 2012.




Lovetune for Vacuum
- 2009-04-13 -



Sleep
Cry Wolf
Thanatos
Extinguish Me

Turbine Womb (Instrumental)
Cynthia
Fall Foliage
Spiracle
Mr. Gaunt Pt 1000
Marche funèbre
The Sun
DDMMYYYY (Instrumental)
Brother of Sleep
 

Narrow
- 2012-02-10 -



Vater
Voyage Voyage
Deathmental
Cradlesong
Wonder
Lost
Boat turns toward the port
Big hand nails down
 

Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Goodbye
Interview feat. Heartmill
It Ain't Me, Babe
Jail
Janitor Of Lunacy
Maybe Not
Me And The Devil Blues
Pale Blue Eyes
Pray
She's Crazy
Sugarbread
The End


Add some NEW lyrics (B-sides, live tracks, Cover), want to CORRECT some of them or found a BUG ? Just send a little EMAIL or simply post a message on the FORUM. Thanx !

Lovetune for Vacuum

Sleep

I lay on the floor
They asked me what I do tonight
It answers
Search for the moon
For the moon

No, don't follow him
Swallow him
Swallow 'em
Swallow it

I swear, I will be good to you
I swear, I will be good to you
I swear, I will be
I swear, I will be
I swear, I will be
I will be
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Time come hold me back
I'll dream of what I've dreamed of
And I dream of what I call love

Time come hold me back
I'll dream of what I've dreamed of
And I dream of what I call love

Cry Wolf

Needs dying all
Hard night
Feel you tight

Needs
Crop the wire
Cold child

Crop the ire
Dying oh
Grow up at night
Feel you tight
As near as I
Cold child
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Needs
Crop the wire
Cold child

Crop the ire
Dying oh
Grow up at night
Feel you tight
As near as I
Cold child

We dry soil, heartmill
Feel you and I high
We die forever

Thanatos

Glaucoma on our eye
Plague to weather
Until they run dry
Ages of delirium
Curse of my oblivion

I swell without a scar
To the end the time
A shell without a star
At the end of time
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Watch the bend of my wandering
Of hunting with the lightning gun
Tremor on my heaven sun
Tares above my kingdom come

Torn open tomb
I fell in your cold fission bomb
I fell in your war

Ages of delirium
Curse of my oblivion
Tremor on my heaven sun
Tares above my kingdom come
Tremor on my heaven sun
Tares above my kingdom come

Extinguish Me

I search in snow, in vain
For your footsteps trail
I have to kiss them
With my scalding tears
Until I see the ground
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Bury me under ice
Smother me under the eyes
And snow

Please, extinguish me

Cynthia

I'm waiting for this test to end
For this test to end
I'm waiting for this test to end
For this test to end

Hi, I'm loosing myself in you, high
I'm loosing
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
bayou rolling insane
I've dived in it
In wide, in you
You say all
You, heartmill
You will

Fall Foliage

You made me smile with my heart
You made me beg for admission cards
You will never stay, in my home, on my way
Forlorn from today

We have nothing more to share
Only air, that old breath
All I pare off to a road
As my goad into my grave
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
One sear scratch is lying in the door
Falling on the floor
All fleet snatch is laying waste my gore
It will drop down on the floor

You will never stay in my home, on my way
Forlorn from today
We'll never find us again

Spiracle

When I was a child
I toyed with dirt and I fought
As a child, I killed the slugs
I bored with a bough
In their spiracle

When I was a child
Pears pushed me hard in my head
In my neck, in my chest
In my waist, in my butt
I still beg, please help me

When I was a child
I threw with dung as I fought
As a child
I killed all thugs and I bored with a bough
In their spiracle
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
When I was a child
Foes pushed me hard in my
In my neck, in my chest
In my waist, in my butt
I still beg, please help me
Please help me, please help me

When I was a child
I rend my tongue distraught
As a child
I killed my thoughts and bored with a bough
In my spiracle

When I was a child
Fears pushed me hard in my head
In my neck, in my chest
In my waist, I never loved
I still beg, please help me
Please help me, please help me
Please help me

I was a child, I was a child
I was a child, I was a child
I am a child

Mr. Gaunt PT 1000

I fell in love with you
But I know
I know that's just a sky
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I don't know where I go

Marche Funèbre

Grow tall skin
Fold on
They said, rank the wall
I say, bad weeds grow tall

Hold on skin
They said, rank the wall
I say, bad weeds grow tall
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
High I walk through a firewall
Bad weeds grow tall

Fall, fall
Bad weeds grow tall
Fall, fall
Bad weeds grow tall

Hold on skin, fold on
Hold on skin, fold on
They said, rank the wall
I say, bad weeds grow tall

The Sun

I see the sun
I see the sun
I see the sun
I see the sun

She dawns
She burns
She grows
She feeds
She spews
She dies
Above us
And builds the shadows
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Which faces myself
She drives me
Into the black hole

The doors open there
The skin opens there
The doors open there
The skin opens there

Brother of Sleep

I dreamed of you
Every, every day
Every day

I dreamed of you
Every, every day
Every day
And every night
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I dreamed of you
Every, every day
Every day
And every night...

Narrow

Vater

Haltet alle Uhren an
Hindert den Hund daran
Das Rad anzubellen

Wo immer ich aufschlage find’ ich dich
Du fällst im Schatten der Tage
Als Stille und Stich
Ich trink’ auf dich dutzende Flaschen Wein
Und will doch viel lieber eine Made sein

Der Sarg fällt zusammen
Die Blumen fallen in die Wangen
Zuerst weiß, dann blau, dann grau, dann grün
Dann Schaum, dann braun und Laub und Staub

Bitte schlag dich aus meinem Kopf, meinem Haus
Wie sonst halte ich den Graus aus
Mit welchem Herz, mit welchem Körper aus
Aus

Wo immer ich aufschlage find’ ich dich
Du fällst im Schatten der Tage
Als Stille und Stich
Ich wart’ auf dich, wann kommst du wieder heim
Ich wollt’ noch nie lieber eine Made sein
Eine Made sein
Eine Made sein
Eine Made sein
Eine Mama
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Lass mich rein, rein, beinhart wie du sein
lass mich in dein Aug’ hinein
Ich will es seh’n, die Prüfung besteh’n
Ohne Pein, ohne Pein
lass mich rein, du Stein
Mir hilft kein Warten und kein Wein
Kein Schreien

Um alles in der Welt, das dich am Leben hält
Zerschlag’ ich auch mein Himmelszelt
Auf dass es unter dir zusammenfällt
Und du dich neigst
Und du dich endlich wieder zeigst

Voyage Voyage

( Desireless Cover )

Au dessus des vieux volcans
Glisse des ailes sous les tapis du vent
Voyage, voyage
Eternellement

De nuages en marécages
De vent d'Espagne en pluie d'équateur
Voyage, voyage
Vole dans les hauteurs

Au dessus des capitales
Des idées fatales
Regarde l'océan
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Voyage, voyage
Plus loin que la nuit et le jour
Voyage
Dans l'espace inouï de l'amour
Voyage
Sur l'eau sacrée d'un fleuve indien
Voyage
Et jamais ne revient

Sur le Gange ou l'Amazone
Chez les blacks, chez les sikhs, chez les jaunes
Voyage, voyage
Dans tout le royaume

Sur les dunes du Sahara
Des îles Fidji au Fuji-Yama
Voyage, voyage
Ne t’arrête pas

Au dessus des barbelés
Des coeurs bombardés
Regarde l'océan

Voyage, voyage
Plus loin que la nuit et le jour
Voyage
Dans l'espace inouï de l'amour
Voyage
Sur l'eau sacrée d'un fleuve indien
Voyage
Et jamais ne revient

Voyage
Plus loin que la nuit et le jour
Voyage
Dans l'espace inouï de l'amour
Voyage
Sur l'eau sacrée d'un fleuve indien
Voyage
Voyage
Voyage

Deathmental

Cede to wash the knife
And thy lust wants my hash life
Hell won’t tolerate hymns

You once seemed to love
The tumbling of infarction
The oddments of destruction
The effort to stay
A blackmail decay

Life lays in your heart like in a coffin
Stop faking suffering like a child
Bonds of silk and vows of lead weight
In rotten milk, this was your feast plate

??? what time to come
Now all your veins burst
All fears and wrongs
Hell won’t tolerate hymns
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
You once seemed to love
The tumbling of infarction
The oddments of destruction
The effort to stay
A blackmail decay

Life lays in your heart like in a coffin
Stop faking suffering like a child
Bonds of silk and vows of lead weight
In rotten milk, this was your feast plate

Cradlesong

I thud on a drum
Barely a span long
The rough barrel-beat
Was my cradlesong

You ask why I keep still
Why I don’t pour it out into the night
You know
You know if it rises and floats
It effaces every piece of light

Foreign what my lips say
Foreign my hair, my dress
Foreign what your eyes ask
About this strangeness
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
You ask why I keep still
Why I don’t pour it out into the night
You know
You know if it rises and float
It effaces every piece of light

When scream masses on wound
I want to meet you
When the great testimony
From your branches trickles down

Here my soul grows
‘Til it smashes
Above the scene, the balcony

Wonder

Why we can't be
Or see
Who cuts us asunder
Like a boor falling a tree
You're the thunder
Going under
Over me

Don't forget to pray
To keep it away
Away from every day
Where you wonder
Why we can't be

Why we can't be
Or see
Who cuts us asunder
Like a boor falling a tree
You're the thunder
Going under
Over me

Don't forget to pray
To keep it away
Away from every day
Where you wonder
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Why we can't be
Or see
Who cuts us asunder
Like a boor falling a tree
You're the thunder
Going under
Over me

Don't forget to pray
To keep it away
Away from every day
Where you wonder

Lost

Sitting, staring
Watching all you leave
Behind this
There is nothing
Which has so much more to give
I lost
I lost you

You’re putting down the memories
As if a nothing
Has something more to give
I lost
I lost you
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Who beats the clock for us
Who was pretending us
Don’t scoff at us

Still sitting, staring, watching
How love had to live
And no more things to give

I lost
I really lost you

Boat Turns Toward The Port

Forward tales to tide
The boat turns toward the port
With fire and mud stained sky
Bright aft time
Bright aft time
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
My whole burden is laid down
Stay here
Stay here
Stay

Big Hand Nails Down

Vacuum of god
Gobbets of me
Wrapped in tissue through the side blow
That had somehow slipped from you

Vacuum of god
And there you go

I nursed you like a crown
Hanging upside down
Half of a bit, shit drown
My life weeping to your feet
On gallows of love
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Tear a kiss
Into a lie of bliss

Shouts with a voice you can't hear
For what you can't bear
From world's void juice
Emptied by words

Vacuum of god
And there you go

From world's void juice
Emptied by words
Emptied by words
Emptied by words

Non Albums Tracks

Goodbye

( Apparat Feat. Soap & Skin )

Please put me to bed
And turn down the light

Fold down your hands
Give me a sigh
Put down your lies

Lay down next to me
Don't listen when I scream
Bury your doubts and fall asleep

Find out I was was just a bad dream
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Let the bed sheet soak up my tears
And watch the only way out disappear
Don't tell me why
Kiss me goodbye

For neither ever nor never
Goodbye
Neither ever nor never
Goodbye

Interview feat. Heartmill

( Spiracle EP )

Hart, immer, immer wieder, alles, ganz
Die Welt, alles, das ist Blut und das auch
Vom Herzen raus? Ich weiß es nicht

Den tauben Schlauch nach innen
Ganz ganz hinein, in die Mutter

Das bisschen Haut, sie fährt über alles
Ganz egal, sie schmiegt sich, sie bohrt sich
In jedes Loch, sie überlebt alles
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Den Todeskuchen backen; das Mehl ist aus
Ich spucke aus. Vom Herzen raus
Dreck. Als Kind habe ich immer mit ihm gespielt
Und gedacht es sind kleine Pferde
Zerstampft habe ich sie dann haben sie gequietscht
Und hast du das gehört? Ich hab verloren
Denn immer wenn ich sing sagen alle es wäre schlimm
Niemand mag es wie ich sing

Explosion dreht man um sich selbst
Hass ich, Ich hasse es auch
Ich bin so müde, wir könnten schlafen gehen
Und was im Herzen? Seifenscheisse
Scheisse, in die Welt geschissen
Dreck
Sie bleibt stecken, tot

It Ain't Me, Babe

( Bob Dylan Cover / Duet with Der Nino aus Wien )

Go away from my window
Leave at your own chosen speed
I’m not the one you want, babe
I’m not the one you need
You say you’re lookin’ for someone
Never weak but always strong
To protect you an’ defend you
Whether you are right or wrong
Someone to open each and every door
But it ain’t me, babe
No, no, no, it ain’t me, babe
It ain’t me you’re lookin’ for, babe
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Go lightly from the ledge, babe
Go lightly on the ground
I’m not the one you want, babe
I will only let you down
You say you’re lookin’ for someone
Who will promise never to part
Someone to close his eyes for you
Someone to close his heart
Someone who will die for you an’ more
But it ain’t me, babe
No, no, no, it ain’t me, babe
It ain’t me you’re lookin’ for, babe

Go melt back into the night, babe
Everything inside is made of stone
There’s nothing in here moving
An’ anyway I’m not alone
You say you’re lookin' for someone
Who’ll pick you up each time you fall
To gather flowers constantly
An’ to come each time you call
A lover for your life an’ nothing more
But it ain’t me, babe
No, no, no, it ain’t me, babe
It ain’t me you’re lookin’ for, babe

Jail

Trapped to fall into
The self house, alone
A jail immured by a wall
In which no single sound feels home
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
And the voice rather flees
And the heartbeat leaks
And the lighted mouth
Rather chokes
Than speaks

Janitor Of Lunacy

( Nico cover )

Janitor of lunacy
Paralyze my infancy
Petrify the empty cradle
Bring hope to them and me
Janitor of tyranny
Testify my vanity
Mortalize my memory
Deceive the Devil's deed
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Tolerate my jealousy
Recognize the desperate need
Janitor of lunacy
Identify my destiny
Revive the living dream
Forgive their begging scream
Seal the giving of their seed
Disease the breathing grief

Janitor of tyranny
Testify my vanity
Mortalize my memory
Deceive the Devil's deed

Maybe Not

( Cat Power Cover )

There's a dream that I see, I pray it can be
Look cross the land, shake this land

A wish or a command

A dream that I see, don't kill it, it's free
You're just a man, you get what you can

A wish or a command

You've got to choose a wish or command
At the turn of the tide, is withering thee
Remember one thing, the dream you can see
Pray to be, shake this land
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
A wish or a command

Maybe not with words
Maybe not with a look
But with your mind

Listen to me, don't walk that street
There's always an end to it
Remember one thing, the dream you can see
Pray to be, shake this land

A wish or a command

Maybe not with words
Maybe not with a look
But with your mind

Me And The Devil Blues

( Gil Scott Heron Cover / ( Sugarbread EP )

Early this morning
When you knocked upon my door
Early this morning
When you knocked upon my door
And I said hello Satan
I believe it's time to go

Me and the Devil
Was walkin' side by side
Me and the Devil
Was walking side by side

I'm gonna see my man
'Til I get satisfied
I don't see why
That he would dog me 'round
I don't see why
People dog me 'round
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
It must be that old evil spirit
So deep down in the ground

You may bury my body
Down by the highway side
You may bury my body
Down by the highway side

So my old evil spirit
Can get a Greyhound bus and ride
So my old evil spirit
Can get a Greyhound bus and ride

Pale Blue Eyes

( Velvet Underground Cover )

Sometimes I feel so happy
Sometimes I feel so sad
Sometimes I feel so happy
But mostly you just make me mad
Baby, you just make me mad

Linger on, your pale blue eyes
Linger on, your pale blue eyes

Thought of you as my mountain top
Thought of you as my peak
Thought of you as everything
I've had but couldn't keep
I've had but couldn't keep

Linger on, your pale blue eyes
Linger on, your pale blue eyes
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
If I could make the world as pure
And strange as what I see
I'd put you in the mirror
I put in front of me
I put in front of me

Linger on, your pale blue eyes
Linger on, your pale blue eyes

Skip a life completely
Stuff it in a cup
She said "Money is like us in time
It lies, but can't stand up
Down for you is up"

Linger on, your pale blue eyes
Linger on, your pale blue eyes

It was good what we did yesterday
And I'd do it once again
The fact that you are married
Only proves, you're my best friend
But it's truly, truly, truly a sin

Linger on, your pale blue eyes
Linger on, your pale blue eyes
Linger on, your pale blue eyes
Linger on

Pray

( Sugarbread EP )

Constantly announcing hell
The joy not to be
To die of not dying
How to be appalled

When you're death's best friend
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Condemned to choke
Every word I pray

"Who was pretending us?"

Condemned to choke
Every word I pray

You came
And read the current and the gas
You closed the doors in our house politely
Like someone who isn't well versed in life

She's Crazy

( Kelly Family Cover / Live )

I know one thing: That the truth
In her eyes makes me love her
Sticks could break her little fine bones
But words could never harm her

She is crazy, she is crazy
You can't hurt her, you can't break her
She is crazy, she is crazy
You can't hurt her, you can't break her

I see the sky through her eyes
And the sun shines through her smile
Sticks and stones can break her bones
But words can never harm her
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
She is crazy, she is crazy
You can't hurt her, you can't break her

I miss her more
Than words can express
Her lonely dances like a waterfall

Oh she is crazy, she is crazy
You can't hurt her, you can't break her
She is crazy, she is crazy
You can't hurt her
You can't break her
You can't break her

Sugarbread

( Sugarbread EP )

Ich spür’ mich nicht mehr (reversed)

Try to break one's heart in perpetuity

Lux perpetua luceat eis
Lux perpetua luceat eis

Try to break one's heart in perpetuity
Try to break one's heart in perpetuity

Here, there
Where the sight rather flees
And the heartbeat leaks
And the lighted mouth
Rather chokes

Lux perpetua luceat eis
Lux perpetua luceat eis

The End

( The Doors Cover )

This is the end
Beautiful friend
This is the end
My only friend, the end
Of our elaborate plans, the end
Of everything that stands, the end
No safety or surprise, the end
I'll never look into your eyes again
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Can you picture what will be
So limitless and free
Desperately in need
Of some stranger's hand
In a desperate land

Lost in a roman
Wilderness of pain
And all the children are insane
All the children are insane
Waiting for the summer rain

There's danger on the edge of town
Ride the King's highway, baby
Weird scenes inside the gold mine
Ride the highway west, baby
Ride the snake, ride the snake
To the lake, the ancient lake, baby
The snake is long, seven miles
Ride the snake
He's old, and his skin is cold
The west is the best
The west is the best
Get here, and we'll do the rest

The blue bus is calling us
The blue bus is calling us
Driver, where you're taking us

The killer awoke before dawn
He put his boots on
He took a face from the ancient gallery
And he walked on down the hall
He went into the room where his sister lived
And then he paid a visit to his brother
And then he walked on down the hall
And he came to a door and he looked inside
"Father ?"
"Yes son"
"I want to kill you"
"Mother?
I want to

C'mon baby, take a chance with us
C'mon baby, take a chance with us
And meet me at the back of the blue bus

This is the end
Beautiful friend
This is the end
My only friend, the end
It hurts to set you free
But you'll never follow me
The end of laughter and soft lies
The end of nights we tried to die
This is the end

The Lyrics HomepageThe New Lyrics additions or correctionsCome and chat on the forumMy lyrics requestThe Statistics of the lyrics page