Vienna You White Moon
Dear Vienna, I am watching your streets tonight. Your dying leaves were my blanket as I followed your old sun sinking into the 19th. I said goodnight to you, but lay there awake and alone with wine stained teeth. So with your eyes closed and my feet light I searched for you or what I thought could be myself on bricks scarred by tourists and horse shoes then down a spider web of tar on asphalt echoing with faceless whispers and the prerecorded grind of trolley tracks. In looking for light I watched the Insel be trapped by a moat of empty plastic cups wading in water reflecting a one eyed man staring down from the attic of the Goethehof. My eyes were also down to cold feet on gravel grey streets reflecting the moon dressed in rain as I zigged round the faded bronze bricks of the 2nd and zagged round the deals made beneath the bridge over Flex. Slowly that one eyed bygone emperor went blind in the mill and a blue-eyed sun came from what I thought was the south to lay heavy on the Wagner-Iron-Green hoods hiding out behind the shacks of the Brunnenmarkt and on the perpetual crutches of the Mariahilfstrasse. A handful of people woke up in a cafe to read about that sunrise on an old wooden pole, but they could not see their reflections in the frothed milk and I, where was I? I can't recall now, but I think I was a little too drunk to see my own in that little glass of water on scratched tin while my cigarette ashes rolled like tumble weeds across marble tables for two and a bowtided bald man closed the windows though the winter still danced through the thick dark curtains on the door. All I know is that I was held and holding you as you slept, I was alone as it rained out side, and I tried to kiss you but you didn't wake up. Have you forgot how? Have I forgot how? I am looking you in the eyes. If you opened them could I keep looking? I am trying to kiss you. Wake up. Wake up.
Vienna 2009 Ian Fisher
released August 18, 2009
Stefan Deisenberger - piano & synth Amanda Kofron - backing vocals Raimund Seidl - cello Daniel Grailach - head engineer Maro Baveli - engineer Ben Majchrzak - engineer Thaddäus Stockert - artwork Ian Fisher - guitar & vocal