Cassis & the Sympathies

Cassis & the Sympathies

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

"Dare to live. Cassis is always on the move like the beats that dance in her midi-accordion, bonbon-pop with a slide taste of sweet-saltylicorice...” Sueddeutsche Zeitung "Cassis is taking pop to new places" Rolling Stone. "Nothing is worth more than this day!"

Biography

Cassis & the Sympathies music is a cross between Aimee Mann, Bjoerk, Tom Waits and John Cale. Fronted by Cassis mostly on the accordion, the band's last show kept hundreds of people for four hours on a closed down 5th Ave in front of the Metropolitan Museum dancing (Museum Mile Festival 2005 + 2006). Cassis toured with her former band b-blush several times Europe and Mexico
and played successfully at all New York downtown clubs. New York's Joe's Pub gig on 7/7/06 opening up at Matt Keating's Record Release Party felt magical.

Lyrics

Hold Love - In Vain

Written By: Cassis

HOLD LOVE - IN VAIN

YOU
VIBRATE
IN YOUR OWN CLOUD
SO
DO I
THAT’S WHY
WE MEET
AFTER SUNDOWN
DROWNING IN KISSES

HOLD LOVE - IN VAIN

I FELL INTO YOUR BLACK HOLE
WITH NO STRINGS ATTACHED
AS WE CARESSED OUR SOULS
DID YOU LET ME GO?
PLEASE DON’T LET ME GO

HOLD LOVE - IN VAIN

Words & music: Cassis
© 2001 Birgit Staudt
published: Wunderblumenmusik, admin. by bug music
bmi

What If?

Written By: Cassis

WHAT IF?

THERE’S SOMETHING DEAD
INSIDE YOUR BODY
LIVING WITH YOU SECRETLY
LIKE SUGAR IN COFFEE

WHAT IF LIFE WAS EASY?

YOUR SHELFLIFE WILL EXPIRE
ESCAPE YOUR SUBMARINE
WHY AREN’T YOU COMING UP FOR AIR?
COMING UP FOR AIR?
COMING UP FOR AIR?

WHAT IF LIFE WAS EASY
AND YOU DON’T BANG YOUR HEAD
AGAINST THE WALL

WHAT IF LIFE WAS EASY
AND YOU DON’T BANG YOUR HEAD
AGAINST THE WALL

AND WHAT IF YOU DO REALLY HAVE A CLUE?
AND KNOW WHAT TO DO AND WHAT NOT TO DO?
AND WHAT IF YOU WON’T FALL INTO PIECES OVER
WHAT IF?
WHAT IF?

WHAT IF LIFE WAS EASY
AND YOU DON’T BANG YOUR HEAD
AGAINST THE WALL
WHAT IF LIFE WAS EASY

WHY AREN’T YOU COMING UP FOR AIR
COMING UP FOR AIR
COMING UP FOR AIR

words & music: Cassis
© 2001 Birgit Staudt
Wunderblumenmusik, administered by bug music
bmi

Himalaya

Written By: Cassis

HIMALAYA

TOO MANY WINTERS GONE BY
WITH HIM NOT AROUND
THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT
THREE STRIKES HE’S OUT
THIS MATCH IS OVER

WHEN HE WAS HITTING HIS HOME RUN
SHE NO LONGER WAS HIS FAN
MUCH TOO LATE INTO THE SEASON

THIS IS AS LONELY AS IT GETS
WITHOUT A DOUBT
THE SUN IS DOWN
ON HAPPY TOWN
AND THERE’S NO HONEY IN THE MOON

HEY, SUMMER COME STOP BY
HELP HER MELT HIS SNOW AWAY
SEND HER SPRING
TO BRING SOME EASE

SINCE HE STRIPPED HER TO BARE BRANCHES
SHE IS READY FOR NEW LEAVES
SHE IS DECLARING BANKRUPTCY
TO SET THEM FREE
SO THEY CAN BOTH CLIMB AGAIN
THE HIMALAYA

THIS IS AS LONELY AS IT GETS
WITHOUT A DOUBT
THE SUN IS DOWN
ON HAPPY TOWN
AND THERE’S NO HONEY IN THE MOON

Words & music: Cassis
© 2001 Birgit Staudt
published: Wunderblumenmusik, admin. by bug music
bmi

Discography

Cassis released with b-blush: 'heartcore' 1999 and 'you are not here' 2001. Mostly all tracks have been part of filmscores or have gotten radioplay.

Set List

Cassis & the Sympathies have a 2 hour repertoire.
Some of the songtitles are:
River
Hold Love in Vain
I'll Sue U
1 x 1
www.dating
Inner Blondes
Peace, Pick Him Up
Chico
What If?
Girltime
Desdemona
Big Red Riding Hood
Over the Moon
Sheltering Sky
Saltwater