Yellow Jumps Twice
05/15/2004
words & music by Sebastian Teufel

Story

Way back, when the band had a different line-up and was playing more pop tunes, we recorded this tune during rehearsal.

Sebastian
2010-10-20

Story

Radiosendung über das Soloalbum von Sebastian am 20.10.2010 bei Radio X in Frankfurt.

Yellow Jumps Twice
2011-10-25
words & music by sebastian teufel

Story

Originaly written in 2006 this song was never released before - neither as a single nor on an album. It slept in one of the song drawers and waited until Sebastian moved to Hamburg to come to life again. This is the first song out of the so-called "Yellow Archive". A place full of hidden treasures (hopefully).

Lyrics

THE BEST BY FAR

 

 

I'm tired of being the one

I'm tired of being the one to justify himself

No matter what I'll do.

I'm tired of all these clowns

I'm tired of all the frowns tellin' me

What it means to be strong

What is right what is wrong

No matter what I do.

 

Did I tell you once

How you gotta live your life?

Don't you think it's time

To take off your head

To how I am?

 

But I'm gonna find my way

Maybe not today

I'm not about to leave things as they are

It's not too late

Though I'm a bit afraid

To leave the tears is the best by far.

 

Don't you set yourselves up

You'd rather keep your pearls of wisdom to yourself

That's just what I have done.

I do not claim to be right

But it's all a question of respecting the way

Of accepting the way

One decided to go.

 

It's not my ego's burst

When I said „It's only me“

See the things from the first

And you may understand

It's all in your own hand.

 

But I'm gonna find my way...

 

Yellow Jumps Twice
2012-10-08
words & music by sebastian teufel

Story

Song #4 of the brand new Yellow release "22113" that will be available at the end of October.

Lyrics

KING OF THE WORLD

 

You were a phoney since you were ten

You’ve been around the world and back again

You keep company with the simple folks

Who won’t notice that they’re completely hoaxed.

 

Up on the hill of true perception

You mock at the valleys of affection

Step outside your golden cage

And let the real fool show.

 

But you don’t realize you’re up a tree

Because we’re the first to disagree.

 

Stand to attention here’s the king of the world

No one’s exalted but the king of the world

Your grace is polishing your crown

But in the end you’re just a clown.

 

You surround yourself with straights

Always telling you you were king

It’s so easy to blame someone else

To brighten up your naked soul.

 

But you don’t…

 

Stand to attention…

Yellow Jumps Twice
2013-02-10
words & music by sebastian teufel

Story

Caught in the middle between hope and resignation.

Lyrics

THROUGH EMPTY SPACE

 

 

It’s getting hard to breathe

Inside this spacesuit I’m locked up in

Don’t know where I am or where I’ve been

Rotating round my axis produces nothing else but fear.

 

It’s a long, long way from here to the polar star

You’re shining ahead in cold, pale light

But too far away to stay in touch with you

Afraid of losing sight of you throughout this endless night.

 

What can I say

When you’re a million miles away

What can I do

But to stagger through empty space

What can I say

When there’s no chance for face to face

So I’m drifting, I’m drifting away.

 

No sign from earth – transmission end

The silence all around stifled my cries

Equally distant from home and to where you went

Just the place in space and time where life and love dies.

 

Yellow Jumps Twice
2014-01-05
words and music by sebastian teufel

Story

Way back in early 2005 someone came up with the idea Sebastian should record some of his tunes in their pure versions. They should sound like they sounded at the time he wrote them. So Sebastian recorded a bunch of these songs in one magical night session. Just his acoustic guitar and his voice. Pure! The idea was to present these tunes on an album titled "The Wooden Doors". But how it goes the album work was finished but never really released. Just a few copies for friends and mates.

By the end of 2013 sebastian picked up the idea again. He recorded 11 songs in two nights in the way it  once was planned. And again these nights were as magical as the night eight years ago. So this is "King Of The World" from the second session and the upcoming album - "The Wooden Doors"!

Yellow Jumps Twice
2005-09-16
Yellow Jumps Twice
2004-04-03
Yellow Jumps Twice
2011-10-27
words & music by sebastian teufel

Story

Originally written in 1988 this was one of the first "real" songs Sebastian ever wrote. From the early 90s on it was a standard in every live set of the bands Sebastian played in. In 1997 EastWest and Lowdown Records released "Won't Come Down" as the first single of "Cold Manicotti" - the band Sebastian played with as a drummer. Five years later the song appeared on Yellow Jumps Twice first album. The tune you gonna listen to is slightly different to the album version. Never released it spent the last years on a reel before it was discovered again.

Lyrics

WON`T COME DOWN

 

 

 

I never promised to be the one

To fulfill your childhood dreams

We’ve had our days of love and fun

But maybe that’s not what it seemed.

 

You filled me up

With all your hidden tears

But before I drown I’ve got to run

And we

 

Won’t come down ...

We won’t share our foolish pride.

 

I never promise to ease your pain

But I was there to lend a hand

I’m not prepared to take the blame

Or hide my head deep in the sand.

And we

 

Won’t come down ...

Yellow Jumps Twice
0000-00-00
words & music by sebastian teufel

Story

Released in 2005 on the band's third album "Get A Tan From Singing In The English Rain". Can't find it on the list? Haha, it's a hidden track. A nice little and kinda stupid tune. But nevertheless a real yellow tune. So this is the first real release of that song!

Lyrics

HEADING TOWARDS MY BED

 

 

 

 Sitting on my sofa sippin’ ice cold beer

And I’m wondering how things go crazy all around here

Screaming from the kitchen – pizza’s lying on the floor

Cheese against salami racing down the kitchen door

The neighbours from upstairs play the vacuum cleaner game

While from the kitchen Ms.Hysteria is calling out my name

The answering machine calls me “toot-toot-toot”

It’s no friend of mine so why does it call me “dude”.

 

I know that I should move my waist

But there is plenty of time to waste.

 

So why the hell should I resign

Today’s the day I’m feeling fine

Although the world is going mad

My feet are heading towards my bed.

 

Sitting in the garden playing with my toenails

landing ‘em in the ashtray is the only thing that fails

Black ‘n evil clouds sneakin’ round the bathroom door

As again I hear someone calling from distant shores

Unbridled steam power is crashing through the flat

I should look out for a shelter and take the chance I never had

A pencil and a paper drifting down to dirty ground

I would love to end this song but words are nowhere to be found.

Yellow Jumps Twice
0000-00-00
words & music by sebastian teufel

Story

This the only yellow live recording! Sometime 2001 we thought it would be great to have one of our concerts recorded. So we brought the Fostex 16-track machine and pushed the button. And the reels began to run. But except of the last song and some sound snippets of the show (it was the best gig we ever had played!!!) the tape was empty. Someone forgot to clean the audio head - EMBARRASING! A year later we put the song on our debut album. This is the 2011 remix. The tracks slept nine years on a tape in a misdescribed case. EMBARRASING AGAIN!

Lyrics

YOU DON’T CARE

 

 

And now my skin has turned to grey

I know there’s nothing left to say

I thought that she`s the one

Who`d save me from

The darkness that’s inside my soul.

 

But over here and over there

It’s the same as everywhere

There’s so much that we should share.

 

But you don’t care about me

Don’t care about me

All the love we had just happened yesterday.

 

Some things had come without a sound

And everything slipped out of bounds

But tell me how could I make her know

I’m still in love from head to toe.

 

But over here and over there ...

 

But you don’t care about me

Heaven knows it’s true that

You don’t care about me

I try and try just to see that you

Don’t care about me

Heaven knows it’s true that you

Don’t care about me.

 

But over here and over there ...

 

Yellow Jumps Twice
2013-08-30
words & music by sebastian teufel

Story

Someone once said that everybody is an island. He was right!

Lyrics

THIS SHIP IS SINKING

I built this arc to save my memory
To leave my island full of tears
After waiting too long I finally put to sea
Left behind not the last bit of my gears
All that remains
Is my face - is my name
All the bad things and the pain
I took away with me.

This ship is sinking
With it’s captain still on board
This ship is sinking
Fulfilling what he was taught
This ship is sinking.

Mile after mile stretched to years
The battles left their marks on me
But to be on deck was always a save place to be
No one could ever hurt me too bad
But the weight of my heart
Was increasing day by day
So my carriage will find it’s way undersea.

This ship is sinking...

Every now and then I met some other floats
Tryin’ to go where I have been
But good advices they all left unheard
Stony bodies wrapped in coats
I hoped to reach
The island that used to be yours
But I’ll never arrive
On your promising coast.

This ship is sinking...

Yellow Jumps Twice
2014-01-05
words and music by sebastian teufel

Lyrics

Way back in early 2005 someone came up with the idea Sebastian should record some of his tunes in their pure versions. They should sound like they sounded at the time he wrote them. So Sebastian recorded a bunch of these songs in one magical night session. Just his acoustic guitar and his voice. Pure! The idea was to present these tunes on an album titled "The Wooden Doors". But how it goes the album work was finished but never really released. Just a few copies for friends and mates.

By the end of 2013 sebastian picked up the idea again. He recorded 11 songs in two nights in the way it  once was planned. And again these nights were as magical as the night eight years ago. So this is "The Mighty Kingdom" from the first of these two night sessions and the upcoming album - "The Wooden Doors"!

Yellow Jumps Twice
2015-07-17
words & music by sebastian teufel

Story

Taken from Yellow album #4 "Beside The Street" which was released in May 2005.

Lyrics

Monday morning`s come
With some money in my hand
And a pocketful of sand.
It`s time to close that door
`Cause the early morning rain
Hides the pleasure and the pain.

I came to see
If all the candles burning bright
All through the night.

Tuesday evening`s gone
It was just another day
When I forgot what I should say.
I should have known before
That still you turn me on
So I won`t be where I belong to.

You came to see
If there`s a note left at the door
I`d love to leave some more.

Monday morning`s...

I came to see...

You came to see...

Yellow Jumps Twice
2015-09-04
words and music by sebastian teufel
Yellow Jumps Twice
2015-09-04
words and music by sebastian teufel
Yellow Jumps Twice
2011-10-30
words & music by sebastian teufel

Story

Another "early tune". Written in 1991 this tune was never released. The song was recorded during the sessions to "Whatever Happened To..." in 2003. But didn't make it on the 2nd Yellow Jumps Twice album. The words are more a mixture of ideas. So lyrically the song still stucks in a phase of completion. Musically it's one of the "strangest" songs Sebastian ever wrote.

Lyrics

GIVE ME STRENGTH

 

Day or night – I don`t care

Tell you now you got to beware

Hot blood all inside

Dragged right into the light.

 

You or me – who can tell

That`s the story of how we fell

You tell me this is heaven`s bell

But it`s like a jeer from hell.

 

My tendency to authority

Makes me searching for extremes

So lead me through the promised land

I hope it won`t be filled with sand.

 

Give me strength and give me hope

Lift me to the holy cope

I wished upon some space-hardware

You say it`s unfair – but I don`t care.

 

I need to be a shining mine

Play hide-and-seek you`re not hard to find

I bite your tongue – killing words

Endless thought is what hurts.

 

My tendency…

 

Give me strength…

Yellow Jumps Twice
2011-12-19
words & music by sebastian teufel

Story

Originally released in 2004 on Yellow album #2 "Whatever Happened To..." this is the second Hamburg Recording. Boom, boom, boom... :)

Lyrics

MOTHS KEEP FLYING

 

And so I’m starring at the sun

Waitin’ for the rain

To come undone.

One thing I should have known by now

Time won’t ease the pain

Still don’t know how.

The more I try the less I know

How to keep inside

Memories on the go.

 

For what it’s worth to know what’s right

Your healing hand is out of sight

The moths keep flying into the light.

For what it’s worth to be the one

Knowing exactly what went wrong

But the curse goes on and on.

 

Your feet were heading down the floor

My tongue felt like a stone

Just like before.

I didn’t realize that day

It’s still my selfish pride

That couldn’t make you stay.

The guy who set behind the wall

Was always out of reach.

And so I’m starring at the sun

Waitin’ for the rain…

 

For what it’s worth…

Yellow Jumps Twice
2012-03-25
words & music by sebastian teufel

Story

This is the first live recording of the new Yellows. Recorded during rehearsal without any overdubs. Just added some fx while mixing. Some of you might remember the original version of that tune. Surprise, surprise - we'd wish to see your face while listening to that version! :) The only drop of bitterness is that for a half a second cubase didn't work smoothly. But nevertheless we really dig this recording and we hope you'll like it too.

Lyrics

THE TURNING OF THE SHEETS

 

How can I keep up

With the expansion of the past?

How can I feel love

When time runs so fast?

How can I be glad?

How can I be sad?

 

Is it true

I’m drifting away?

Is it you

Who’s drifting away?

 

I feel my feet tapping

To delusive beats

Endlessly waiting

For the turning of the sheets.

 

Is it true…

Yellow Jumps Twice
2000-03-19
words & music by sebastian teufel

Story

The first track that was released by Yellow Jumps Twice way back in March 2000. This song appeared on the band's first EP "True Companions".

 

sebastian > vocal, guitars & keys

harald gritschke > guitars & vocal

lars mader > bass

uli teufel > drums & vocal

Lyrics

 

I DON`T MIND

 

Just a headline for one day

And after then I’m blown away

I learned it’s hard to keep control

Only love can rule your soul.

 

Cause everywhere could be the place

A place that you’d call home

A place to be alone

Wherever we may roam.

 

I don’t mind

When the world turns upside down

I don’t mind

When the world turns upside down.

 

A thousand times and so much more

Who knows what we were looking for

It seems to me just a waste of time

Love turned out to be a crime.

 

Cause everywhere ...

 

I don’t mind ...

 

Yellow Jumps Twice
2011-10-30
words & music by sebastian teufel

Story

"Not Only For One Day" was the first song Sebastian recorded the digital way (Cubase). Way back in 2007. The words were written some years before. It wasn't planned to release the song until the opening of the Yellow Archives (sounds like "The X-Files"). :)

Lyrics

NOT ONLY FOR ONE DAY

 

I woke up from a dream

That lasted for years

And the memories slowly fade away.

I’m tryin’ to keep

Everything but the tears

But desperation has come here to stay

Not only for one day.

 

It took me too long

To stop waitin’ for you

To stop believing that you would help me through.

But I’m still miles away

To get things straight with myself

So hard to regain my health

Not only for one day.

 

Not only for one day

I would have let you walk away

But now that’s quite the only chance for me to set me free

Not only for one day

I could have been apart

I could have stand the thought of being without you.

Not only for one day.

 

From heaven to hell

From being up in the clouds

To where I keep struggling with my doubt.

But believe me it’s true

There’ll be no one but you

Who will ever be so close to what I am.

But I can neither tell you how I feel

Nor hold you just to say goodbye

Because I’m leaving – not only for one day.

Yellow Jumps Twice
2001-06-28
words & music by sebastian teufel

Story

A song that was part of YJ2's second EP "Fish Stories" in 2001. Originally written in 1997 this version is a remix from 2007.

All instruments played by Sebastian. 

Lyrics

REVENGE IS COMING CLOSER

 

And even if I`m guided by

A somewhat morbid state of mind

I know that you`re no answer to

Questions never asked.

And even if I´m taken by

Your always overbearing style

I know that I`ll get by because

Revenge is coming closer to me!

 

Heaven`s not the place for you

Hell it`s just the place for me

You can`t escape

You can`t control

These things you`ve done.

 

And when those times I`m doing you

And open up my soul to you

We know there is no other way

To save what you call love

And when it`s time to close that door

And leave my happy ass behind

I know you`ll want to wait outside

Revenge is coming closer to me!

 

Heaven`s not the place for you

Hell it`s just the place for me

You can`t escape

You can`t control

These things you`ve done.

Yellow Jumps Twice
2002-04-15
words & music by sebastian teufel

Story

One of the first "real" tunes Sebastian wrote way back in 1994. "Magic Eyes" was released on Yellow Jumps Twice debut album in 2002. This version is the psychedelic remix from 2004.

 

sebastian > vocal, guitars & keys

harald gritschke > guitars & vocal

lars mader > bass

uli teufel > drums & vocal

Lyrics

 

MAGIC EYES

 

If I would bring you days of thunder

Black and evil clouds

Would you stay to wait for a wonder

Not asking what it’s all about

If I would give you less than nothing

I’m sure you know I can.

 

How would it taste to lose the ground ?

 

( When you’re looking through )

These magic eyes

These magic eyes

And everything will turn out right

When you’re looking through these

Magic, magic eyes.

 

If I would lead your dreams to nowhere

Aside these worn-out roads

Would you trust in my blindness

Or would the way be filled with notes

Imagine everything would happen

There would be no way out.

 

How would it taste to lose the ground ?

 

( When you’re looking through )

These magic eyes ...

Yellow Jumps Twice
2005-06-15
words & music by sebastian teufel , spanish words by Priscilla Hernandez

Story

One of the most successful Yellow tunes. Originally released in 2005 on our album "Ain't Nothin' Better Than..." this song was played by internet radio stations all over the world.

 

Vocal, guitar & keys > Sebastian

Vocal > Priscilla Hernandez

Guitar & vocal > Harald Gritschke

Bass > Lars Mader

Drums > Uli Teufel 

Lyrics

 

ALL I EVER WANTED

 

Night is crawling into town

I`m watching shadows going by my feet

I`m the king who lost his crown

My kingsom`s every lonley -

Every lonley street.

 

I wrote my number on the wall

Hoping you would do the same

But my hand`s still sleeping by the phone.

 

And the rain is pouring down.

Upon that same old town.

 

Is that all I ever wanted?

Is that all I`m asking for?

Is that all I ever needed?

So keep on dancing –

Dancing on the floor.

 

Una vez lo confesé

y aunque ahora me arrepiento

he esperado tras tu puerta tanto tiempo

y si quedan aun secretos es que ya no los recuerdo

 

Is that all I ever wanted...

 

 

Is that all I ever wanted

y eso es todo lo que espero de tí

Is that all I ever needed

So keep on dancing –

Dancing on the floor.

Yellow Jumps Twice
2005-02-24
words & music by sebastian teufel

Story

This song appeared on "Beside The Street" spring 2005. 

 

Vocal, guitar & keys > Sebastian

Guitar & vocal > Harald Gritschke

Bass & vocal > Silke Stegert

Drums > Uli Teufel 

Lyrics

 

CHERISH THE DAY


This is the day to leave in silence 

This is the day to pay the fee
Slowly floating down the stream of violence
Towards discretion by the sea.

Cherish the day
When life calls me a "has been".
Cherish the day
There`s nothing more to say.

My words get lost in growing madness
My tongue feels like a velvet stone
I'd reached the point beyond gracious blindness
A whiff of redemption where I will roam.

Cherish the day...

Cherish the day
When you`ll get lonley.
Cherish the day
It won`t be forever.

Cherish the day
When life calls...

Yellow Jumps Twice
2005-09-03
words & music by sebastian teufel

Story

A tribute to Pink Floyd's "Dark Side Of The Moon". This tune appeared on "Ain't Nothing Better Than..." in 2005. 

 

All instruments played by Sebastian except sax played by Mr. Mysterious.

Lyrics

 

NOTHING’S WAITING

 

And so you think you know

Why stars still running from red to blue.

And so you think you know

How the moon leads your soul.

You think you’re sure about

What is waiting after death.

Have you bridged the gap between

The dreamworld and the daylight’s truth?

 

What do you know about my dreams?

Existing apart from your wisdom and schemes

Maybe behind the veil of what seems to be true

There's nothing waiting for you.

 

In the backyard of your mind

Your doubt is playing silly games.

Just like a rubberball

Bouncing against the wall of your sanity.

What could be true is in the end

The non-existence of truth.

 

How do you know about my dreams?

Existing apart from your wisdom and schemes

You might lift the veil of what seems to be true

But nothing’s waiting for you.

Yellow Jumps Twice
2006-06-02
words & music by sebastian teufel

Story

"Softly" appeared on Yellow Jumps Twice album "130 Days" in 2007. One of the darkest Yellow tunes.

 

All instruments played by Sebastian.

Lyrics

 

SOFTLY

 

Let me die softly

Now that there’s nothing more to know

Now that there’s nothing different to feel

Everything is real.

 

Let me die softly

Now that I’m drifting through my days

Now that the last glow of a spark

Turned into dark.

 

I let you know I’m leaving

Now that the spell turns into a curse

Now that it killed my common sense

I lost my last defence.

 

I wish I could change my mind

But can’t pretend to be blind

I wish I could turn around

To feel you like before.

 

Let me die softly

Now that the number of memories

Restricted everything

Everything to come.

 

Cut off my ears

Cut off my eyes

Cut off my fingers

For I can’t touch you once again.

Yellow Jumps Twice
2008-09-19
words & music by sebastian teufel

Story

"130 Days" was released in 2007. This song is the last of the album. A real Yellow ballad.

 

All instruments played by Sebastian.

Lyrics

 

THE RAINY SEASON

 

I don`t know much about you

And I`m sure I never knew

How to treat you right

To save my own hide.

 

Your scent is still around here

Too real to ignore

And all I can do

Is nothing more

Than missing you.

 

Welcome to the rainy season

That`s what I say

Welcome to the rainy season

There`s nothing more

But crying for

The rain to fall.

 

Everytime you touched my fingers

Everytime you smiled at me

Everytime I touched your lips

A proof that you`re beautiful.

 

It hurts so badly to leave in silence

Though these memories cry out loud for you

I`d wish to hold you one more time

One more time

One more time.

 

Welcome to the rainy season...

Yellow Jumps Twice
2008-09-21
words & music by sebastian teufel

Story

Title track of the album with the same name from 2008.

 

All instruments played by Sebastian.

Lyrics

 

STRANGER IN MY CAR

 

I’m just another traveller

On another winding road

Got a stranger in my car

And still the words stuck in my throat.

I wish my hand could touch

The cover of an empty seat

But you who I knew so well

Left me here with my own hell.

 

Far away

Is still to close to me

A whif of what was yesterday

That left me all at sea.

Far away

And I’m sliding down the road

And all I got and will ever get

Is just a stranger in my car.

 

And as the rain starts pouring down

On that dirty windscreen

The streaks are the same as in your eyes

I knoiw what i have seen.

The coldness between you and me

Is the child of who you are

That’s when at least I realizied

You’re just a stranger in my car.

 

Far away...