NELKEN

NELKEN

BandFolkAvant-garde

good music for your ears, toes, and shoe stomping

Biography

Nelken has been stirring and spinning for sometime now. The group formed from the connection of a few like minded music makers who approach the art of song sharing much like a town picnic. Longing for tunes hand crafted and raw, beauty is found in the flow of melody, rhythm, harmony and lyric traveling through space and time. Nelken is a german word for cloves and carnations. Be on the lookout for a regional spring tour.

Lyrics

Rockin Chairs

Written By: Cyndy Fike

Don’t wanna hear about your love
If I aint got my own love
You’re hugging and you’re kissing
Things that I’ve been missing no no

This box of chocolates just rubs it in
How I only get it from my kin
Not that sweet special someone
Trying so hard to make his baby smile

I want love love that can build
A house on mountain and rocking chairs
Hold our children’s children

When will it every be my turn
To feel a love that just burns and burns
No more of this nonsense
Trying so hard to play my cards right

Is there gonna be a signpost
People say that when you know you know
But I just feel so jaded
By broken promises and lovers woe

Rockin Chairs

Written By: Cyndy Fike

Don’t wanna hear about your love
If I aint got my own love
You’re hugging and you’re kissing
Things that I’ve been missing no no

This box of chocolates just rubs it in
How I only get it from my kin
Not that sweet special someone
Trying so hard to make his baby smile

Chorus-
I want love love that can build
A house on mountain and rocking chairs
Hold our children’s children

When will it every be my turn
To feel a love that just burns and burns
No more of this nonsense
Trying so hard to play my cards right

Is there gonna be a signpost
People say that when you know you know
But I just feel so jaded
By broken promises and lovers woe

Pictures

Written By: Cyndy Fike

You like to climb on mountaintops
Travel the seven seas
Skipping Like a rock on the riverside
I never know where you’ll be

Dew on flowers and history made
Bodies in the warmth of our clothes
Too many rain drops an old metal toolbox
Man with a hole in his throat

Bridge-
We paint a lot we paint a lot
Of Pictures in our head
In colors that we like x2

Chorus-
Even though we might kill each other
Even though when you steer I jump out of the boat
This is real real a real messy love
That’s between between between the two of us

The sun is warming both of our necks
Sitting on the lawn as we strum
You hold my hair back whenever I go at
Something’ I shouldn’t have done

Milkshakes with Mona Mint Oreo
Polaroid Pictures we stole
Blindfolded car rides night hikes by starlight
We saw a bear on the road

Set List

30-60 min. 7-12 Songs. Very Flexible. Can be more can be less.