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"THE LINE"

"WALKING THE CAMINO"

Camino Blues ...

 

Nach jeder meiner Wanderungen hatte ich den Camino Blues. Und ich fragte mich jedes Mal, wie ich dieses spezielle Unterwegs-Gefühl mit nach Hause nehmen könnte. Der beste Weg für mich war, Songs zu schreiben über meine Erlebnisse, die Mühen und Freuden des tage- und wochenlangen Unterwegs seins zu Fuß.

"Walking the Camino", "City of the Saint" über die Ankunft in Santiago, "Road to Salamanca" auf der Via de la Plata, "One more Veterano" über Gegegnungen und gemeinsame Abende auf dem Camino, "Take a walk" und "Keep walking" sind nur einige der Camino- und Walking-Songs auf meinem Album "Keep walking".

Ich hoffe diese Songs nehmen auch dich mit auf deine nächste Wanderung, deinen Camino! 

I had the Camino Blues after each of my long distance walks, wondering how I could take the experiences home with me, how I could make the memories last and bring back that Camino feeling. For me the best way was to write songs about the camino, about my walks, the struggles and pleasure that come with walking for days and weeks on end.

"Walking the Camino", "City of the Saint" about arriving in Santiago, "Road to Salamanca" on the Via de la Plata, "One more Veterano" about making friends and spending evenings together on the Camino, "Take a walk" and "Keep walking" are among the Camino- and Walking-songs on my album "Keep walking".

I hope you enjoy these songs as they take you on your next walk, your next Camino!


 

"CITY OF THE SAINT"

"TAKE A WALK"

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Keep on walking slowly

Or run on towards the dawn

In your own sweet time now

Just keep moving on

English

 

Singer Songwriter Tobias Panwitz calls himself "Trailhead",  and for a good reason. After all, he writes many of his songs while walking down roads and trails. And each trail begins at a trailhead.

 

On Spanish caminos, across the Norwegian highlands or in the Peruvian Andes – Panwitz prefers to travel on foot, following the motto of Germany’s poet Goethe, that you haven’t seen what you haven’t walked. "Walking is good monotony for me, ideas and songs come and go, some stick around. And walking is pure rhythm. Your steps alone give you the groove for a song“.

Over the years, Panwitz has penned  many songs about walking, which he now releases on his walking song album "Keep Walking“. His walks through Spain feature prominently. On the streets of Madrid ("Walking round Madrid“), down the Camino de Santiago ("Walking the Camino“), walking towards Salamanca ("Road to Salamanca“) or arriving in Santiago de Compostela ("City of the Saint“). "Volcano Ground“ on the other hand is about embracing life’s unpredictability, wheras "White Flag“ follows the footsteps of those who attempt challanges such as climbing Mount Everest. "Mountaineer Reinhold Messner’s book 'The Crystal Horizon’ about his solo ascent of Everest was the inspiration for that song".

 

"Keep Walking“ is a hymn to looking at this world whilst walking, moving slowly, and making room for contemplation, thoughts and ideas. The down to earth content of the songs reflects in a warm Folk/Alt- Country-sound that Panwitz and British producer Robbie Moore created in Berlin's Impression Studios. Drawing from the city’s vibrant music scene, an array of international guest musicians feature on "Keep Walking“: Polish singer Renata Morning, Singer-Songwriter Guido Kreutzmüller, British bassist Paul B Keeves, drummer Dirk Morning, Polish Lead-Gitarrist Michal Golabek and Singer-Songwriter Mathew James White from New Zealand, who performs a duet with Panwitz on his early song "Road to Salamanca“.

Deutsch

 

Singer Songwriter Tobias Panwitz nennt sich nicht ohne Grund Trailhead. Schließlich ist ein Großteil seiner Songs unterwegs auf Landstraßen, Wegen und Trails entstanden und jeder Wanderweg beginnt bekanntlich an seinem Ausgangspunkt, dem Trailhead.

 

Ob auf spanischen Caminos, den Hochebenen Norwegens oder in den peruanischen Anden - Panwitz zieht es vor, zu Fuß unterwegs zu sein und folgt damit Goethes Motto, dass man nicht gesehen habe, was man nicht gelaufen sei. „Laufen ist gute Monotonie für mich, Ideen und Songs kommen und gehen, manche bleiben hängen. Und Laufen an sich ist ja purer Rhythmus. Die Schritte allein geben einem schon den Groove für einen Song.“

So sind über die Jahre so viele Songs beim Laufen und über’s Laufen entstanden, dass Panwitz nun viele davon auf dem Walking-Song-Album „Keep Walking“ vereint hat. Seine Wanderungen durch Spanien spielen dabei eine prominente Rolle, ob auf den Straßen Madrids („Walking round Madrid“), dem Camino de Santiago („Walking the Camino“), dem Weg nach Salamanca („Road to Salamanca“) oder bei der Ankunft in Santiago de Compostela („City of the Saint“). In „Volcano Ground“ hingegen geht es um die Lebendigkeit, die man findet, sobald man alle Sicherheit hinter sich lässt. „White Flag“ wiederum versucht, die Beweggründe derer nachzuvollziehen, die Berge wie den Mount Everest besteigen. „Reinhold Messners Buch ’Der gläserne Horizont’ über seine Alleinbesteigung des Everest war der Ausgangspunkt für diesen Song.“

 

„Keep Walking“ ist Panwitz’ Hymne auf das Unterwegssein zu Fuß. Das Meditative und Kontemplative in der langsamen Fortbewegung, die Zeit und Raum lässt für Gedanken und Songs. Stilistisch bleibt er sich und dem -Stil seiner bisherigen Alben treu.

Die Erdverbundenheit der Thematik findet dabei Entsprechung im warmen Folk-/Americana-/Alt-Country Sound der Berliner Impression Studios, wo sie vom britischen Multi-Instrumentalisten Robbie Moore (Robot) produziert wurden. Auch die Gastmusiker auf „Keep Walking“ entstammen Berlins internationaler Musikerszene. Mit dabei sind die polnische Sängerin Renata Morning, Singer-Songwriter Guido Kreutzmüller (The Say Highs), der Engländer Paul B Keeves (Prag, Hinterm Horizont) am Bass, Schlagzeuger Dirk Morning (Robert Carl Blank, Christian Haase), der polnische Lead-Gitarrist Michal Golabek und Singer-Songwriter Mathew James White aus Neuseeland, der als Duettpartner auf einer neuen Version von „Road to Salamanca“ zu hören ist.

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TAKE A WALK
WORDS & MUSIC: TOBIAS PANWITZ


When you need some contemplation
Take a walk, take a walk
When your soul needs a vacation
Take a walk, take a walk
But do it now, no not tomorrow
Don’t stay in with your sorrow too long


When your life don’t make no sense just
Take a walk, take a walk
Whn your demons take their chances
Take a walk, go take a walk
Over the hill or just through the park
Meet some people in town, down at the bar


Oh there’s nothing better you can do
For your feet, for your heart
Sure you might just take a prozac or two
Or you might take a walk
Oh there’s nothing better you can do ...


See the sunlight chase the rain clouds
See it shine, see it shine
take a moment, take it in now
Take your time, take your time
But do it now, no not tomorrow
Don’t stay in with your sorrow
Take a walk

WALKING ROUND MADRID
WORDS & MUSIC: TOBIAS PANWITZ


Sun is beating down
I forgot my hat
I’m gonna get a stroke
If I walk around like that
Old man in the bar
Starts his day with a glas of red
He’s pointing to a chair
And motions for me to sit
Walking round Madrid
Oh, I’m walking round Madrid


A girl from LA
Her name’s Maria
Hands out cañas and pinchos
At the cervezería
Used to work in TV
But she never fit
Now she’s stuck in Spain
But she don’t mind a bit
Walking round Madrid
Oh, just walking round Madrid


Sometimes life takes a turn
Sometimes it sheds a different light
Sometimes all that you do
Is go on until you
Get it right


Evening falls
They get ready for the night
Dresses, skirts and legs in the evening light
Hard to keep my head straight
They are quite a sight
I’m feeling like a bug when the street lights get lit
Walking round Madrid


Pedro calls
He’s got a new guitar
Wants to play some tunes
Down in Malasaña
We’re singing at Maria’s
Wishing this was all we did
If life was a song
Then this could be our hit
Walking round Madrid

ONE MORE VETERANO
WORDS & MUSIC: TOBIAS PANWITZ


Well I went down to Spain
To walk the country roads
That lead down all the way
To Santiago
And the days were burning hot
Or coming down with rain
Come evening I’d need something
To take away the pain


One more Veterano
For tomorrow I will go
Down to old Santiago
Uno mas! One more Veterano


Well I came here on my own
But you meet all kinds of folks
From Holland and Australia
And from all over Spain of course
And all of us would somehow
Turn into this track
That keeps pulling us forward
Noone would look back


One more Veterano ...
Uno mas por favor
Uno mas, si senor
Uno mas o dos o tres señor


In Logroño and Pamplona
O Cebreiro and León
In Zamora and Astorga
Ourense and Gijón
In each and every town
A drink is never far
And we’ll down one for old James
Under the Galician stars


One more Veterano ...
Si señor, por favor

WALKING THE CAMINO
WORDS & MUSIC: TOBIAS PANWITZ


She was walking the Camino
Where people form a trail of god
Doing forty-six k’s a day
Which to me seemed kind of odd
A head full of knots


Slow down and take a rest I said
What are you running away from
Nothing at all, she said and hastened by
And I could tell just where she came from


And god was never far away
The sum of all the pilgrims along that way
With the freedom to be good
Granted only for a while
As we well understood


And I tried to explain
My religion to her
Take in beauty while beauty lasts
And the two of us are here
Things disappear


She ignored what I said
And held on to that bible in her hand
Picked up speed and I understood
That we will never understand


And Jesus dwelled along that way
Cause we resurrected him every day
With the freedom to be good
Granted only for a while
As we well understood


And god was never far away
The sum of all the pilgrims along that way
With the freedom to be good
Granted only for a while
As we well understood

ROAD TO SALAMANCA
WORDS & MUSIC: TOBIAS PANWITZ


Chasing moments and sacred places
When we don’t have a word to say
I’m headed north towards another day of solitude
The twinkle of an eye along the way
Dust and boots of leather
Two birds of one feather


Spring just kissed the earth awake
I’ve got all the time there is to take
From the town of Villafranca
On the road to Salamanca
I think I’ll walk a while with you
I think I’ll walk a while with you


I left Sevilla about a week ago today
Because the women there are deadly to the eye
You lose yourself within the black eyes of an andalusian girl
And never get away alive
Love and changing weather
Two birds of one feather


Spring just kissed the earth awake
Bringing all the love there is to make
From the town of Villafranca
On the road to Salamanca
I think I’ll walk a while with you
I think I’ll walk a while with you

VOLCANO GROUND
WORDS & MUSIC: TOBIAS PANWITZ


Volcano ground
Talking to you
I’m on volcano ground
A rumble deep down
Is the only sound
You’re giving away


Desaster bound
Walking with you
I am desaster bound
Instable terrain
All around
We can’t get away


Oh, leave safety behind
Oh, the fumes make you blind
Oh, confusing your mind


Dancing around
That circular line
The hole in the ground
You falter and fall
Without a sound
Consumed by the flame


Oh, leave safety behind
Oh, the fumes make you blind
Oh, confuding your mind
Oh, leave safety behind
Oh, the fumes make you blind
Oh, confusing your mind
Oh, the fumes make you blind
Oh, you leave safety behind

TOO MANY PEOPLE (ON THE CAMINO)
WORDS & MUSIC: TOBIAS PANWITZ


Too many people
On the Camino
Too many people
On the Camino
They all read a book by a german comedian
Figured they should go


Everyone who came here after reading the book by the German comedian
Raise your hand
Everyone who came here after hearing about the book by the German comedian
Raise your hand
Everyone’s on the way
But few understand


People come here expecting their own standarts
And putting down Spain
People come here expecting their own standarts
And putting down Spain
Man you never left home
You just came here in vain


You call yourselves pilgrims
But you’re just overpaid
You call yourselves pilgrims
Basically you’re just overpaid
Ain’t it sweet, ain’t it sweet to
Be a pilgrim for a day


Too many people ...
They all read a book by a german comedian
Figured they should go

WHITE FLAG
WORDS & MUSIC: TOBIAS PANWITZ


White flag waving
In the sky
As you bid your wife and kids
Your former life goodbye
And you head into the snow
You had into the cold
Where there's nothing left but you
Where your destiny unfolds
On the mountain


You're moving up slowly
Through the blasting sun
As you walk through the ice fall
The climbing has begun
And you struggle for breath
With each painful step
Further into thin air
The higher you get
On the mountain
Roof of the world
On the mountain
The white flag unfurls


Oh my love, something's calling me
But high up here there's nothing left to see
Sky grows dark, it's time for me to leave


White flag waving
In the sky
The world below
Surreal to the eye
And there's nowhere left to go now
But down down down
The hardest part
To safely reach the ground
On the mountain ...

THE LINE
WORDS & MUSIC: TOBIAS PANWITZ


Somewhere in the darkness
There’s a road I’m sure
take your things and head out
Quietly close the door

 

And it won’t be long
And it won’t be far
Till the sunlight will rise
And warm your heart


Turn off your distractions
Make room for your soul
Spread in all directions
Let your spirit flow


And it won’t be long
And it won’t be far
Till the sunlight will rise
And warm your heart
And wherever you go
And whatever you do
Keep your eyes on the line
That’s guiding you
The line


Keep your eyes on the line
Oh yeah
Keep on walking slowly
Or run on towards the dawn
In your own sweet time now
Just keep moving on


And it won’t be long
And it won’t be far
Till the sunlight will rise
And warm your heart
And wherever you go
And whatever you do
Keep your eyes on the line
That’s guiding you
The line that’s guiding you
The line that’s guiding you

KEEP WALKING
WORDS & MUSIC: TOBIAS PANWITZ


When the wind blows you off the road
When the rain weighs down on your load
Keep walking, keep walking
When you’re reeling from side to side
When the day turns into the night
Keep walking, keep walking


Oh, brother what you’re gonna do
When the word’s dead set on being in your way
You gotta see it through
Oh, what you’re gonna do


When the sirens sing their song
Sweet honey dripping from their tongue
Keep walking, keep walking
When the cities made of gold
Open gates to fortunes untold
Keep walking, keep walking


Oh, sister what you’re gonna do
When the word’s dead set on being in your way
You gotta see it through
Oh, what you’re gonna do


When they’re pointing fingers at you
Shake their heads, don’t get what you do
Keep walking, keep walking
When your feet get stuck in the mudd
When your tiredness is all that you got
Keep walking, keep walking


Oh, tell me what you’re gonna do
When the word’s dead set to be in your way
You gotta see it through
Oh, tell me what you’re gonna do
When the word’s dead set to be in your way
You gotta see it through
Oh, tell me what you’re gonna do
Oh, brother
Oh sister
Oh what you’re gonna do
But keep walking

CITY OF THE SAINT
WORDS & MUSIC: TOBIAS PANWITZ


I got a view on the cathedral
I can hear the bells at night
Coming on strong
Like some medieval gong
Making me feel alright
And I’m putting up my feet at last
And my boots dry from the rain
Oh, the city of the saint


And I can see them coming up the stairs now
Coming one by one
With a stick and a pack
That they carried down this track
Through the rain and through the sun
And the whole place shines like a photograph
That you put up in a frame
Oh, at last the city of the saint


Oh and at mass they’re singing songs now
And we all find our way
To the front row, of to the best seats
Like in every good theater play


And the girls wear next to nothing
Now that summer’s finally come
And you can’t be no holy man
When they take you by the hand
With that long dark hair undone
And they all walk by
And I try to catch their eye
And I wish that I could paint
Oh, the city of the saint
Oh, Saintiago
You city of the saint

TREE TALKER
WORDS & MUSIC: TOBIAS PANWITZ


Let us walk
Oh let us walk
Once I’m out that door
My soul begins to talk
And I’m on my way
I’m on my way again


Back in school
Oh back in school
Gazing out the window
See the sunlight shining through
Like a fool
Oh like a fool
Seems like all those years
It was all that I would do
I was on my way
I was on my way back then


Down a trail
Oh down a trail
Watching giant trees
Leading me astray
Cross the vast
Desert plains
I was walking till the earth
Was burning in my veins
I was on my way
I was on my way at last


Slow walker
Tree talker


So let us walk
Oh let us walk
Once I’m out that door
My soul begins to talk
And I’m on my way
I’m on my way again

 

 

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