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State of Mind - the Demos

State of Mind is a singer-songwriter-electro-drone-noisepop act based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Its mastermind is the Danish art rock veteran, singer, synthesizer player and multi-instrumentalist Kim Bülow Bonfils. State of Mind's songwriting draws its inspiration from talented outsiders like Daniel Johnston and Serge Gainsbourg. The sound mixes repetitive synthesizer trakcs with krautrock elements and layers of noise and feedback drones. The lyrics explore the complex workings of the human psyche. From the eye-opening epiphanies to the destructive thought patterns that turn us into helpless bystanders to our own lives.

Tracks

It Doesn't Matter
Not a clue And still I only wish I knew Was this all that I could do Turn away When I have nothing left to say Here comes another day And in the end It doesn't matter In in the end It doesn't matter Do I dare? It's almost like I didn't care As if I wasn't there And there you go What happened centuries ago We have no way to know And in the end It doesn't matter In in the end It doesn't matter
02:56 25/10/2022
Inconvenience
I don't know much But I know this to be true. I let myself down more than you And when you look at me I see you wonder why I let opportunities slip by So I apologize ,For the inconvenience Oh, I apologize Somehow I've broken All that I could break Too much for anyone to take And when I tried to help I only made it worse Don't hang around - I am a curse So I apologize ,For the inconvenience Oh, I apologize
02:49 05/10/2022
Imagine The Pain
Imagine one day Just losing your way You cry out in vain Imagine the pain Talk to a friend Forget it's the end Rewire your brain Imagine the pain Imagine the pain All that is hidden down below The secret remains That you will never really know When everyone's gone Go back to square one Go slowly insane Imagine the pain You never know why You still have to try For capital gain Imagine the pain Imagine the pain All that is hidden down below The secret remains That you will never really know
03:27 30/09/2022
The Last Dance
It's the end of the world as we know it But you never knew it all that well If you can't have just what you wish for You choose a lifetime in hell So I said Hey now, can I have the last dance? Hey now, can I have the last dance? There's music in the air And we've all got blood on our hands. When you walked the path to justice Looks like you took a wrong turn When against your great convictions Human life is no concern So I said Hey now, can I have the last dance? Hey now, can I have the last dance? There's music in the air And we've all got blood on our hands
03:15 11/09/2022
Did You Ever Notice
You never told your secrets So no one ever heard But even from your silence I knew every word I knew every single word The past is kind of funny The future makes you scared But now you'd like to tell me That you never cared That you never really cared Did you ever notice That you still feel alone Did you ever wonder When will you be coming home? We live between the moments Uncertain what they'll bring I ask you what's the matter You tell me "Everything" You tell me "Simply everything" Did you ever notice That you still feel alone? Did you ever wonder When will you be coming home?
04:12 23/03/2022
Let Every Second Last A Lifetime
You didn't catch The rising sun And now you never will You missed the point And now it's gone But you still have time to kill Let every second Last a lifetime Who can say If it comes round again It's time to stop The Earth from spinning It's time to feel What I felt then What I felt back then Some may say That life goes fast But it's all we'll ever know And in the end To make it last You have to let it go Let every second Last a lifetime Cause who can say If it comes round again It's time to stop The Earth from spinning It's time to feel What I felt then Let every second Last a lifetime Cause who can say If it comes round again It's time to stop The Earth from spinning It's time to feel What I felt then What I felt back then
03:29 19/03/2022
Darkness
We all need directions To walk upon this earth And when we count our blessings Who can tell what they are worth? I tried my best to tell you But the words are not my own We can come together But each of us remains alone And we can't be sure what we're doing So we all just have to pretend And we all feel lost in the darkness Knowing that's where we go in the end I'll be in the garden Looking at the sky I hear you ask what happens But my question is always why And we can't be sure what we're doing So we all just have to pretend And we all feel lost in the darkness Knowing that's where we go in the end
04:00 17/02/2022
I Keep Walking
I Keep Walking by State of Mind
02:33 24/09/2021
The Lonely Are Invisible
Won't you take me to your party I want to share the laughter and the cheer Even though we may just have forgotten Those who can't be here The lonely are invisible In ways we'll never know We never see them coming round Never notice when they go Walking past a door that never opens Can't help but wonder what's inside Who lives there - and what exactly happened That just made them want to hide? The lonely are invisible In ways we'll never know We never see them coming round Never notice when they go
03:05 08/09/2021
Anyone Can Do It
He stepped into the spotlight I could hear the crowd go wild Then he looked down at me And told me with a smile I came from nothing I didn't have a clue I was such a mess But I knew just what to do I rose above it I rose above myself I rose above Every law of nature Anyone can do it Anyone can do it So why can't you? Who needs talent When you have opportunities? If you fake it well You can make it just like me I rose above it I rose above myself I rose above Every law of nature Anyone can do it Anyone can do it So why can't you?
03:29 10/08/2021
A Million Broken Hearts
This is all it takes To make a grown man cry You only had to say goodbye This is all it takes To make a fool of me Like I was always meant to be There's a million broken hearts out there And we are only two It makes no sense that anyone should care But you know I do This is all it takes To knock me off my feet While you never missed a beat This is all it takes To make me feel alone Pretend you're happy on your own
02:40 26/05/2021
Ethanol
Ethanol by State of Mind
06:06 16/05/2021
Never Knew The Way
So once again I thought of you I shouldn't do that anymore I was so in love I guess you never knew I watched you walking out the door All I have to say I never knew the way And all this time You wanted me to stay I threw it all away Running in the human race We're all supposed to work it out But how could I ever find my place So afraid and full of doubt? All I have to say I never knew the way And please Don't ask if I'm okay I won't tell you anyway You know I can hardly wait And I hope that you won't mind I'm only glad that now the time is getting late And nothing left for me to find All I have to say I never knew the way You saw me wasting every day Now I feel no need to stay All I have to say I never learned the way And all this time You wanted me to stay I threw it all away
04:03 16/05/2021
Twilight Of The Gods
Anything worth doing You can do again I can wait forever If you tell me when Doing what they tell you Is how you get your kicks Anything is magic If you know the tricks Did you ever wonder Where you are? Hey - hey Walk it off You'll never beat the odds Hey - hey Here it comes The twilight of the Gods You used to laugh at money Now it's all you've got It's no use pretending When you don't know what Is it any wonder That you're lost Hey - hey Walk it off You'll never beat the odds Hey - hey Here it comes The twilight of the Gods
03:04 12/05/2021
This Song
This Song by State of Mind
03:43 12/05/2021
Out Of My Comfort Zone
Lost in an empty car park Don't know which way to go No one there to help me No one will ever know So far away from home Out of my comfort zone I've forgotten where I came from And what am I doing here I want to run and hide forever But I'm paralyzed by fear So far away from home Out of my comfort zone It's not the end of the world It feels much worse than that It's not the end of the world It feels much worse than that
05:21 21/04/2021
More Than Meets The Eye
More Than Meets The Eye by State of Mind
03:44 07/04/2021
Anything
There was a time when you pretended not to care And then one day you found that you weren't really there When you were disappointed and did not even cry When someone left you and you didn't ask them why You feel nostalgia for an age that's never been I can remember every place I've never seen If you promise me that all will stay the same I'll just turn around and leave the way I came Unseen So here's the catch That makes me wonder My greatest fear Is that I could Get used To anything You can take my word or you can prove me wrong You made a thousand plans and killed them one by one You'd love to claim the prize that waits for those who dare But nothing waits for those that don't go anywhere At all So here's the catch That makes me wonder My greatest fear Is that I could Get used To anything
04:15 28/12/2020
September Sun
Won't last forever One day it's gone You'd better catch it while it's out September sun I never worried I had my fun Until I saw it hanging low September sun It's not impressive  What I have done You see so clearly in the light Of the September sun
03:34 13/10/2020
Am I That Afraid To Be Alone?
You hurt the one you love And now I am a mess If I could choose I'd try a little tenderness But you don't work that way As time has clearly shown Am I that afraid to be alone? I feel a sadness Whenever we're apart But when we're together You really break my heart Don't say you love me Just tell me when you don't Am I that afraid to be alone? Some things never change The rest just stay the same You'll have it all your way And I will take the blame. I feel the urge to leave But you know that I wont. Am I that afraid to be alone? With you I feel a solitude Like I have never known Am I that afraid to be alone?
02:27 13/08/2020
Before I Give Up
Before I give up The question you've got Why should I give up? Well, why should I not? Before I give up I'd like you to know You may want me to stay But please let me go Before I give up I look at myself What could you have done? No way you could help Before I give up For better or worse It looks like a choice It feels like a curse Before I give up I'd just like to say It's okay It's okay It's okay
03:09 25/07/2020
Feel Sorry For The Psychopath
We agree on all the rules We play our friendly game And those who disobey Just have themselves to blame You lock your door at night When evil walks the land If you came face to face with evil You would never understand Feel sorry for the psychopath Living a life out of control If you care enough to take pity on a broken soul Feel sorry for the psychopath You cry for those who suffered Remember those who died Appalled by the destruction But did you ever try Feel sorry for the psychopath Living a life out of control If you care enough to take pity on a broken soul Feel sorry for the psychopath
03:44 22/07/2020
Only Saw the Sights
You bought the leading tourist guide To take along with you And that's how you decided Everything you'd see and do But hidden in the side streets Out the corner of your eye You could just make out the locals Living real lives. You followed the path You did everything right But in the end you missed it all And only saw the sights The career that you've chosen Is what made you a star You got the house, you got the wife You got the biggest car But as the night grows darker And your eyesight starts to fade You begin to question The choices that you made You followed the path You did everything right But in the end you missed it all And only saw the sights You never lost your way You never lost your way
02:45 17/02/2020
Write a Fucking Song
When I find myself in trouble And no help is on the way When I find I have to struggle To get through another day I know that I could save the world If I only had a clue But I never did So all I ever do I write a fucking song Write a fucking song I'd do anything else If I only knew how But I'm afraid that for now I write a fucking song I've turned my back on anyone Who really needs my help I hope you realize I couldn't even help myself All I ever do you for you Is sit and watch you break And when it's time To fix my own mistakes I write a fucking song Write a fucking song I'd do anything else If I only knew how But I'm afraid that for now I write a fucking song Is anyone listening Is anyone listening At all? I write a fucking song
02:40 15/01/2020
Numbers Station
Numbers Station by State of Mind
04:40 14/01/2020
Best Dream I Ever Had
Best dream I ever had Tonight Tonight It was a world that I could hardly recognize I faced the truth and didn't have to tell you lies I was welcome by the many friends I'd made And as I met them I was not at all afraid Best dream I ever had Tonight Tonight And anytime I heard somebody call my name I knew for certain I was not accused or blamed No one told me that I had to get more tough Or made me feel I was not nearly good enough  Best dream I ever had Tonight Tonight My every urge to self-destruct was gone I felt I had not disappointed everyone It seemed to be like me was not a crime Like my entire life was not a waste of time So good it made me feel There was no way it could be real
05:22 23/11/2019
(No Reason to Feel) Bitter
There’s no reason to feel bitter There’s no reason to feel low There’s no reason to remember Every reason to let go You remember everything She did and said and think she feels to same She’s forgotten everything about you Soon she will forget your name You think that you’re the only one Who finds it hard to face another day You should know by now That nothing stays the same for that long anyway There’s no reason to feel bitter There’s no reason to feel low There’s no reason to remember Every reason to let go
03:54 09/06/2019
We're in Motion
I woke up on the floor today Still can't remember why Would if I could But I'm too bored to try You talk as if I couldn't hear You even raise your voice You talk as if we really had a choice You think it hurts to say goodbye It's worse if you don't even try We're in motion But we'd better take it slow 'Cause we've nowhere left to go After all And if you found that you could change Turn into someone new opWould it be strange To stay the same old you? You think it's hard to change your mind It's worse for those you left behind We're in motion But we'd better take it slow 'Cause we've nowhere left to go After all You think it hurts to say goodbye It's worse if you don't even try We're in motion But we'd better take it slow 'Cause we've nowhere left to go After all
04:13 28/05/2019
The Man Who Failed at Everything
You say you want to stay with me I only wonder why If I can't make it worth your while How can I even try When I feel confused and lost And don"t know what to do The man who failed at everything Is proud to be with you Life has not been good to you And I just wasted mine In some way I imagine That makes us two of a kind Until we get back on your feet And that may be a while The man who failed at everything Just wants to make you smile I'm not making plans for us I never learned to live I'm running out of money And I've nothing else to give You tell me that you love me Though I can't believe it's true The man who failed at everything Will try his best at love
03:12 22/04/2019
Memory
Each day goes by Like the one before But not like the one before At all We'd like to think When we are here no more We'll meet somewhere and talk About before So we pretend Though it makes no sense Oh, how we believe In memory Oh, how we believe In memory In memory We have it all All there ever is But still we like to think There's more than this So we have heard Though it's just absurd Oh, how we believe In memory Oh, how we believe In memory In memory
02:59 28/03/2019