Come What May

by Sidetrack Walker

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(30 November 2015) no one’s listening to the words I sing no one’s watching this there’s nothing to be missed how I wish I could just call you now and you’d come to stay around no one’s waiting here to assuage my fear no matter where I go I have nothing to show but I wish you would just welcome me when I return with grim lessons learnt saviours roam the lands in legend, myth and prayer sent here to defend the shining surface layer but I defy them all my mask is growing dull and below I’m withering withering when the night is long and cold my thoughts are of you alone when all the bitter words are sold no one will ever know no one’s listening as I cease to sing
No Expert 06:38
(27 April 2015) you seem stranded on a shore of hopes and opportunities there’s too much of everything and every choice is wrong, it seems so afraid to lose yourself now you are struggling to be free well I’m no expert, but I’d guess it’s something else entirely ‘cos despite all the million ways to quench your thirst there’s an empty spot in your heart and it grows and it hurts but then again I’ve been wrong before who am I to say there’s something missing on your overflowing shore you’re in a blizzard dreaming someone’s dreams and singing someone’s songs and I can’t find the proper language for this song that lingers on and though I know that what I’m reading into it may be a lie it doesn’t mean that the connection we are feeling can’t survive ‘cos we are here this very moment in time and I’m as ready as I’ll ever be in this life no, I’m no expert but the timing and all the signs seem right don’t turn your back on life ‘cos life’s a sneaky bastard and when you finally come around nothing will be the same so trust me, darling life won’t wait around forever and neither will I I’m not sixteen and my waiting years are over so tell me, darling am I astray and is my faith misplaced ‘cos I can look for it in other places than your sweet face and then again I may be right this once this may be your best chance to be free at last
Savour 06:16
(01 June 2016) savour the memory of savoured moments don’t let it fade into these painful thoughts don’t let it give in to this sense of loss savour the scent of you lingering in this room don’t let it turn into the smell of smoke don’t let it slip out through a blind window my struggle isn’t yours your path isn’t mine to choose but our paths have crossed and now you’re mine to lose you don’t have to share in all the hurt I’m feeling but just by being there you help to start the healing some crosses remain yours I can’t carry them for you but after years of loss please let me try to mend your wounds we’re not saviours we don’t need halos but won’t you hold on to this sense of care won’t you see the truth that I’ll be there for you
Good News 08:26
(04/09 May 2016) tell me something new no matter if it’s true tell me something that makes me the one for you let me take you out someday to my favourite place once I find it there’ll be much to share with you when all is said and nothing’s done there’s one last chance to stop the sun from setting without hope of a new day can we prevail? can we leave our reflections behind? the mirror inside is what’s keeping us blind take me somewhere new anywhere will do take me somewhere I can hold the line with you let me tell you how I feel no matter if it’s real a feeling that will break new common ground with you in good times and in bad the pain that eats me up will stay the same regardless of you it will take its toll I’ve said enough, the harm is done I shield my eyes to spot the sun amongst the towering shadows of our souls will we prevail? are we willing to open our eyes and share our li(v)es with the one we’ll recognise?
Bad Riddance 01:43
(30 June 2016) the soul’s pool overflows the mind is shutting down the heart is a warzone nerves crack at every sound it’s painful being alone it’s painful with you around we’re not made of stone so let’s not sink to the ground our song is unsung unwritten the chorus lines the waves will push on against shore lines still undefined nothing’s undone by a couple of broken rhymes the source remains strong
(31 March 2015) I’ll take that as a no I know how it goes and I never asked anything from any of you guess I’ll just move on same as I’ve always done pretending I never lost any of you your faces are ghosts distorting the walls of my restless mind a graveyard of hopes and clandestine calls buried inside the pictures unseen of what might have been have withered and died and lives unlived and songs unsung and tears uncried the stories untold are wiped from the page the ink never dried your voices are a torrent of lies besieging my nights get on with your lives take what you can find and carry the light that you never saw in me to keep you safe at night please remember my name please remember the day when you saw my face as real as it gets remember I tried never mind I will be fine I can fend for myself and who needs affection anyway? and who can shine like that without it?
(04 August 2015) tell me, where can I go? help me see the road for I will never find my way long as dead ends are the order of the day father, crush my belief mother, put me to sleep for why should I stay awake when nightmares are the order of the day? lover, sell me your lies I will pay any price for I’ve got no other bills to pay isolation is the order of the day dear friend, where did you go? let me join you on your last road for you’re right: it is the only way when the order of the day brings us nothing but pain
(30 May 2015) so I’m leaving this stage with another song of emptiness as if nothing had changed and I was still the same old mess when I’m not don’t sing along this time don’t claim to understand all you see in me right now is an image of yourself but I won’t stop being who I am my petals petrify my roots are starving in the frozen earth this May will not survive drawing to its close without a second birth so who can flourish in the night and in the shade and in the undergrowth? I know I can’t I know I can’t for I am not the underdog I am no child of the night I am no friend to the dark I crave the light just like the rest of us there is no hand in the world whose touch could ever melt this ice again there are no words to be said that could restore the shattered faith again so it’s okay to close the door when all that’s coming in are withered autumn leaves carried by the wind of this unforgiving spring and the promise of summer is thrown to the wolves and the glory of morning is inherited by fools it’s okay to close the door on all of them once and for all
Coda 03:12


released January 25, 2019

All music and lyrics written, arranged, performed and produced by Dominik Sonders except:
Bass guitars on 1, 4 and 9 performed by Ben Beck.
Guitar solo on 6 written, performed and recorded by J.S. Dach.

Recorded by Dominik Sonders in sporadic sessions between July 2015 and September 2017. Drums, acoustic guitars and parts of the vocals recorded by Andre Jonas.
Mixed and co-produced by Andre Jonas (
Mastered by Jacob Holm-Lupo (
Additional post-production by Dominik Sonders and Andre Jonas.
Cover image by A.D. Jansen (
Design and layout by Bertrand Marchal and Valérie Grigorellis.

Instruments used on this album:
Vocals, Kawai ES7 digital piano, Roland JD-Xi crossover synth, LÂG Tramontane T100ACE acoustic guitar, Ibanez GRG270B electric guitar, E-bow, Hohner Power Melodica, drums, djembe, kitchen knives, fretted and fretless bass guitar.


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Sidetrack Walker Kiel, Germany

Sidetrack Walker is an independent music project focusing on atmosphere and honest, emotional songwriting. Headed by German artist Dominik Sonders, it draws on genres such as Modern Classical, Prog/Art Rock, Dark Folk, Doom and Darkwave.

(Photo: Nikita Mädge)
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