Falling into Presence – Sun Deck Avenue (Official Video)




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Published on Jul 26, 2015

«Falling into Presence» – feat. Steve McQueen, the «King of Cool» – is about the trouble, routine & numerous illusions of everyday life. The chorus illustrates the relief, magic & power of «falling into presence». Dive into presence for a moment!

«Falling into Presence» dreht sich um die oft schmerzlichen Illusionen im Leben wie Zeit, Selbstbild, Selbst-Vermarktung, Bewertungen etc. – und im Refrain um das befreiende «Sich-Fallen-Lassen in die Präsenz». Halten Sie kurz inne und tauchen Sie ab!

Read more in English & German:

«10 Songs for Life & 2 Songs for Summer!»

«2 Songs für einen beschwingten & präsenten Sommer»

«Falling into Presence»


Clips reassembled from
«Steve McQueen Documentary» (Information Channel)
«Steve McQueen Biography» (Biography Channel)

Special thanks to Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980)
For playing the «King of Cool»

Special thanks to Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 – 1926)
For being the hawk, the storm and the song
In the immortal poem «I'm living my life in spiraling gyres»
(«Ich lebe mein Leben in wachsenden Ringen»)

Special thanks to Chris Arcane
For adding his brilliant voice

Special thanks to Markus Mayer
For making this song sound great

And last but not least to Toma Novakovic
For turning a «script» into a lovely music video

Music & Lyrics: Astrid-Vera Schaffner
© 2013/2015 All rights reserved

Available for download & streaming
at your favourite music store


All through your life you found it tough
To do just part of all the stuff
You figured worth of going trough
And coming up with something new
You hardly crossed the pleasure line
And were just running out of time
You sure missed out on life a lot
But thought it’s something else you got
You heard them saying everywhere
Just brand yourself, just get your share
Of all the goodies on the shelf
If you just savvy brand yourself
Just gloss & polish till you shine
And master in the branding game
Distinguish well, take off and strive
To be an actor in your life

When all the final curtains fall
Illusions tumble down the wall
You leave behind the painful past
And time is on your side at last
You realise the present‘s worth
You feel the naked heart of earth
And see it’s all inside of you
The universe, the love, the clue
And Rilke adds, with poet‘s tongue
The hawk, the storm, the song
And Rilke adds, with poet‘s tongue
The hawk, the storm, the song

You know there’s more than black & white
But you know just what’s wrong or right
You learnt from little till today
To value things, to make your way
That’s good, that’s bad, that’s yes, that’s no
Without your benchmarks you won’t grow
You got your values, I got mine
And we all think we’re doing fine
We judge so much, we hardly see
This is a strange reality
We suffer and we’re causing pain
We’re cruel, unfair, sometimes insane
We’re leaning back, contentedly
My house, my car, security
I’m just as cool as Steve McQueen
But hey, I’m healthy and I’m clean

When all the final curtains fall ...

Things seem much better when they start
That’s how illusions break your heart
They seem so real and seem so hard
But suddenly they fall apart
Time does no longer torture you
Your self-perception isn’t true
It’s just a harmless rope of sand
Melting away in your hand
Just leave the past and pain behind
The present is so bright and kind
Embracing you with warmth and truth
A source of love and health and youth
If Steve McQueen had known in life
Not only substance makes you thrive
Just dive into the presence pool
And you are really truly cool

When all the final curtains fall ...

Also check out «Sun Deck Song» on YouTube:

The «Sun Deck Song» – feat. Major Tom – shows that we would do many things differently in life, if we had another chance to do so. That we would take a much bolder approach to life – as a private person and as a society. We are sitting in a big «Ship of Fools», so to speak, and hope the trip goes well once again ...

Der «Sun Deck Song» zeigt auf, dass man manches anders machen würde im Leben, wenn man noch einmal die Chance dazu hätte. Dass man vieles mutiger & beherzter angehen sollte – als Privat-Person genauso wie als Gesellschaft. Wir sitzen sozusagen alle in einem grossen «Narren-Schiff» und hoffen, die Fahrt möge noch einmal gut gehen …

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    • Sun Deck Avenue
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    • Falling into Presence
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