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Our Need For Solace

by The Search



After the rock oriented “Staying Alive in a Country Industrialized” in 2012 the musical journey of The Search entailed touring their native country Sweden, performing in Germany and recording their seventh long player “Our Need for Solace”. The Swedes, alongside the heart and soul of the band Razmig Tekeyan, have created a passage to their earlier works through a fusion of past and present.

“Our Need for Solace” comprises Dream Pop in a way similar to 80s melodic Wave- and Rock-classics and proves once again Razmig Tekeyan’s ability to include plenty of life experience into the compositions and lyrics. The album is the band's best effort to date with songs like the jangly “You Deserve More” and the danceable “Wake Up From Your Electronic Hallucinations” as well as the melancholic somberness of “Some Pick On The Weakest After Sensing Their Fears.”

Fans of Wave and Indie Pop/Rock should definitely have a listen!


released June 27, 2014


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The Search Sweden

In 1999, a group of teenagers found their musical paths crossing each other. Johan Zeitler, Jonathan Nilsson, Tina Bergström, Tomas Svahn, Joakim Jacobsson and Razmig Tekeyan founded The Silverslut in Uppsala, Sweden. In 2003 The Silverslut changed their name into The Search and released their first full-length album, The Search in 2004 which was highly praised by the people who heard it. ... more

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Track Name: You Deserve More
A soft knock at her door
It must have been around four
She woke up from her sleep
You said hey it's just me
You told her about your newfound love
And showed her what he'd done
You said mama it's alright
Can I stay for the night?

Bruises on your forearm
He promised that he meant no harm
And what do you do
You're in love
You're in love with that fool

Tears were running down your cheeks
As you ran out to the street
And promised you would never return
And that you deserved more
But that was long ago
These days you don't care anymore
You just hide in the terror of your home
Still you deserve more

Police came by one night
Said that neighbors had heard a fight
Between the couple upstairs
And that she sounded scared
And the cries of a newborn child
Claims which your husband denied
And you were too ashamed to tell the truth
About the abuse

You called your mother on the phone
Still pregnant with your second one
And asked her what she would have done
She said you deserve more
But these days you confide
You confide in no one
Afraid to break up the family
For the sake of your sons

No place to go
Still you deserve more
Track Name: Some Pick On The Weakest After Sensing Their Fears
Just a droplet of blood
Or the trace of a tear
Is all that it takes
She's submerged in a tank
A tank full of sharks
Making a joint assault

Some they pick on the weakest
After sensing their fears
Or slight hesitation
But I do find it debatable
What's considered a strength
What's considered a weakness

Thank god it's not me who's visibly bleeding
Ripped to shreds by these carnivorous beings

A person a being
Trapped and breathless
In a zoo called city
Never show any fear
Some they thrive on other's fears
Keep a stone face at all times

This contempt we carry for weakness in general
Dictates the urban law of the jungle
Track Name: I Want To Belong
A cold wind is blowing
Blowing all dead leaves off
Bells are ringing
You put on your coat
To clear your mind and take a walk
A walk around the block

You longed for the city
The neon lights and gritty streets
Up close it’s not that pretty
Now a year has gone
This town is cold and the heart
Remains a lonely hunter

You see I just wanted to belong

You lie awake at night
As cars keep rushing down the streets
And as people pass by
Been searching for connection
For contact and community
How hard can it be

Sometimes you wonder
If it’s time to pack your things and go
Move back home
Stay a little longer
For maybe you will find a friend
Who’s dying to get to know you
Track Name: Wake Up From Your Electronic Hallucinations
Hey there wake up from your nightmare
Your old hallucinations
Surrounded by a field
Of less than truthful information
Your fingers numb
Too numb to even

To feel a beating heart
Real life people seem far apart
A life like in a coma
Ever since I came to know you

Merely digital delusions
A life on hold due to distractions
Still you starve for connection
Yes for any type of contact
All pacified
Consumed by
The opium of your time

You watch the able ones
Live lives you’ve only dreamt of
They’ve seen heartbreak and joy
Love fear and disappointment
You’ll find success and failure
Just around the corner

If you’d wake up
Yeah wake up
To feel a beating heart
Track Name: School Is Cruel
Things will get better
Once we're through with school
Things will get easier bunny
That's what they told you
They gave you a hard time
Well it's no news
They gave you a hard time now bunny
All that you had to go through

Yes I know that school is cruel
When the food chain's led by wolves
And that you longed for adulthood
Put your faith in your ideals
Write the songs you want to hear
Of a life happening elsewhere

I would hide out of sight
While waiting for class
I'd imagine the future
Oh how I longed for that
What they taught us at school
Was submission and rules
Survival of the fittest
In the name of education some will lose

Yes I know that school is cruel
With tormentors free to rule
And still years to adulthood
So hold on to your ideals
Write the songs you want to hear
Dream your way out of here

Dream your way out of here
There's another world out there
Your life is happening elsewhere
It's happening elsewhere
Track Name: Young Mother
I grew up in an orphanage
Near the house where my family lived
My mother couldn’t feed all my brothers and me
There were no other alternatives

Now I vowed to never
Let my children experience
The same kind of life
A childhood like mine

I moved to a country
Where women were allowed to study
A chance to break free from a life in poverty
And of what was expected of me
Expected of me

I graduated as a nurse
The same year as the war broke out
And after my second child was born
The babies' father left

Young mother
Raising children on your own

Shell shocked
I treated the weak and the wounded
Snipers outside the hospital grounds
Seems I’ll be once again uprooted

An unacceptable condition
Not what I had in mind of the future
Babies depending on me
As the civil war intensified
Track Name: Cursed With Survival
Oh sailor sailor where did you go
Washed up on a desert shore
We were heading for home a long time ago
45 men delivering cargo
When a storm broke out in a foreign time zone

For seven long years now I've been searching for
Life on the horizon I'll have you know
But all I see is sand the ocean
A prisoner cursed with survival
Is there anyone out there someone

Oh say say sailor where did you go
Your friends all sleep now on the ocean floor
Each night I long for my wife my family
My girls have grown up now my babies
I hope they're doing alright we'll meet again
In the afterlife
Track Name: Nursing Home
Oh in the final stages of life
They arrive
At the nursing home
Visits are few and far between
At the last of stops

She listens to stories of
Of happy lives
And of some heartbreaking too

Oh Lona
You work at the nursing home
Caring for the folks who
Spend their last days alone
Some are lost
They sit beside the window
Observing busy people
Remembering days long gone

She said I used to walk past that place
So many times
And catch a glimpse of the face
Of my own grandfather
I felt such guilt
Yes I felt such shame

That I always
Came with an excuse
Something about a career
The whole time he was admitted there
Today I work here
Now that he's gone
I guess this must be my way
Of trying to make up

It's my way my way
Track Name: Embrace What You Are
Whatever you do
Whatever you do
Whatever path you choose
Embrace what you are
Whatever that may be
Whoever that may be
You'll see
What you pending between little one
Plain torture and days in the sun
A zone of war don't you know who you are
A failed troubadour nothing more
Embrace it
Embrace it

Sometimes we learn
Sometimes we learn
That we're nothing more than the sum
Of what we loath in others
And in order to change
One must face
Acknowledge and embrace
You may find out that you really like
What you've been hating your whole life
It's called falling in love
Reveal your weakness what you hide
The soft tissue under those spined spikes
It's alright
It's alright
Track Name: Who Will Comfort You?
Do you wonder who will love you
When he's gone
And if there's anyone
You don't have to worry
They'll come
Just take care of yourself
In the meantime

Now who will comfort you
When crying is all you do
I was never very strong
So please don't say
That life goes on

Listen, yes it's happened
Yes it's happened to others
They break up
Former lovers
You're not the first one
Not the last
That this has happened to
Still it hurts in a way that you never thought it would do

Their contentment made them arrogant
The couples don't call anymore
People that you used to know
You go down to the local pub
Looking for friends from before
Just to feel someone close

Who will comfort you?

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