9 to 3

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Following up on the worldwide successes of his previous two albums and a huge fan community of literate and active listeners and fans, Ajay demonstrates his unique craft of excellent songwriting and producing with "9 to 3" and coins his own music genre.

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released January 28, 2015

9 to 3 Produced by Ajay Mathur
www.ajaymathur.com www.yakketeeyak.com

No autotune technology used on this album. All music composed, played and sung by real people.

Recorded and mixed by Ajay Mathur at The Lounge, Stans
Mastered by Marco Jencarelli at Soundfarm, Lucerne

Artwork by Tirza Matter, oil on metal plate
Design by Ajay Mathur
Booklet Photography by Mary Lou von Wyl

Published by Mainstreet Publishing, SUISA
Artist Representation: Yakketeeyak Music

All songs written by Ajay Mathur, except «Sitting By Your Cradle» and «Love Madness» music by Ajay Mathur and lyrics by Mary Lou von Wyl and Ajay Mathur.

Heartfelt thanks to:
Mary Lou von Wyl, Fausto Medici, Richard Hugener, Christian Winiker, Richard Koechli, Marco Jencarelli, Steve Birrer, Lindsay Buffington, Adriana Husy and Patrizia Scarnato, Rupak Pandit, Kalyanjit Das and Sandip Ghosh, Adrian Wiss, Pablo Voegtli, Mike Malloth, Lorenzo Medici and Mara Lustenberger, Exist Laze, Simon D. Sanders, Rahel Kobelt and The School Choir Schwyz*, Tirza Matter, Laurena Marrone, Feren von Wyl and Mojo

* The School Choir Schwyz are Luisa Nobs, Leonie Kälin, Samuel Etter, Fabienne Ott, Fabienne Rüegg, Anna Betschart, Berke Ersoy, Xenia Ammann, Sara Reichmuth, Selina Lagler, Máxima Buning, Sina Kündig, Michaela Zimmermann, Ida Wiget, Remo Laimbacher, Julia Bühler, Jessica Kummer, Juliana Schuler, Lea Langenegger, Venera Ramadani, Jona Shaqiri, Tamara Blaser, Julia Wiget, Lucia Pfyl, Geneviève Bühler. Conducted by Rahel Kobelt

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"Ajay Mathur is a true citizen in the world. Born in India, living in Switzerland and creating his own version of Americana with Led Zeppelin-esque guitars, exotic instruments, catchy songwriting and lyrics that speak to the heart.”, Mart Kawaii of Flowers In A Gun Magazine describes Ajay’s unique life and musical path. ... more

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Track Name: SITTING BY YOUR CRADLE
Yes the clock on the wall reads nine to three
Waste the moments of your life too easily
You’re out there on the streets, are you having fun?
Smoking cigarettes drink your coffee on the run
Fill your belly; read the paper, text a message to your son
I’m sitting by your cradle, sitting by your cradle, sitting by your cradle by you’re already gone
It’s Friday night and there’s so much left to do
Win the race, stack the deck go pay your dues
You read nothing from the face of a gambling man
Pet the dog, film the children, guard your hand
And the numbers on the ticker screaming catch me if you can
I’m sitting at your table, sitting at your table, sitting at your table but you’re already gone
I’m sitting by your cradle, sitting by your cradle, sitting by your cradle by you’re already gone
Have you seen much better days? Before you surrendered to the haze

The clock is running faster for the fools
Lay your bets on the odds against the rules
Don’t waste no tears on fears of a lonely man
Play it back to the time it all began
Reset all regrets, lay back and do it all again
I’m sitting by your cradle, sitting by your cradle gone, sitting by your cradle, sitting by your cradle; sitting by your cradle, sitting by your cradle, sitting by your cradle but I’m already gone
Track Name: WALKING ON THE WATER
I'm walkin' an' I'm walkin' on the water, walkin' an' I'm walkin' on the sea yeah!
Walkin' an' I'm walkin' on the water. I'm walkin' an' I'm walkin' on the water,
walkin' an' I'm walkin' on the sea yeah! Walkin' an' I'm walkin' on the water

Like a desert moving slowly to the sea, like a mountain that never turns green,
Like a painting that's been hanging upside down, I've been hanging to a dream, yeah

I'm walkin' an' I'm walkin' on the water, walkin' an' I'm walkin' on the sea yeah!
Walkin' an' I'm walkin' on the water

Like a raindrop that falls upon the sand, like a feeling that has no chance
Like a feather that I tried to hold on to, I've been hanging on to your love, it's true
Like the fish is in the clear blue water, like a walk through the garden so green
For a vision of paradise, I have squandered my dreams

I'm on a highway that's leading to no end, there is no message, there is no heaven-sent
No one's cheating 'cause there aint no play-by-rules, I looked for wisdom in a world of fools
Like the fish is in the clear blue water, like a walk through the garden so green
For a vision of paradise, I have squandered my dreams

I'm walkin' an' I'm walkin' on the water, walkin' an' I'm walkin' on the sea yeah!
Walkin' an' I'm walkin' on the water. I'm walkin' an' I'm walkin' on the water,
walkin' an' I'm walkin' on the sea yeah! Walkin' an' I'm walkin' on the water
Track Name: NOTHING REALLY MATTERS
I know that something happened to me, a different time in history
I come, you go, I say hello, you pass me by, you don't reply
Of all the changes you became, sometimes I feel that even I am not the same.

You filled the cup, I paid the bills, my love for you was never still
So long my love you had to leave, the end of all our make-believe
Of all the changes I've been through, the changes took and ran away with you

Nothing really matters somehow;
nothing really matters without your love...
Somehow, nothing really matters without

So listen now carefully, I was here and we were family
so long ago I can't believe, just what we gave, what we received
Of all the stones that we once threw, the ones that bounced across the tides were few

Nothing really matters somehow;
nothing really matters without your love...
Somehow, nothing really matters without
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Listen now carefully!
Nothing really matters somehow;
nothing really matters without your love...
Somehow, nothing really matters without
nothing really matters…yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Of all the stones that we once threw, the bounce was high, the tide was new. But all we did was make believe, just what we gave, what we received. The time for fun, now we just run in self defence, hiding from the sun

I know that something happened to me,
at a point in time of our history
Track Name: LATIN LOVER
An easy stride of confidence so debonaire,
a trail of polo drifting off behind
A suit of silk in midnight blue a thin white tie,
he catches eyes, makes faces turn around
Cool perception weighs the evening's mood,
Latin lover's on the town tonight

Success is at his fingertips he rolls the dice,
the chips are down and lady luck just smiles
It's all passion any happy hour
Latin lover's on the prowl tonight
He's living it up, like fun is going out of fashion,
he's got nothing left to lose
The girl on his side is a valley girl
with nothing to hide
It's all passion any happy hour
Latin lover's on the prowl tonight

Around about bewitching hour
he takes his leave,
the valley girl with Stola close beside
It's all passion any happy hour
Latin lover's on the town tonight
Track Name: OH ANGEL
Oh, angel - did you have to say,
that nothing ever lasts forever
Ah, you tempted, you tempted providence,
now I gaze in silence - it's all over
Take it while you can, is what you used to say
Take life as a joke and you took
and I hoped and prayed - don't go too far

Oh, angel - I hope you made your cloud,
and that you're up there
somewhere and still laughing. Can you see me,
it's kinda lonely down here now,
though I know ends mean
brand new beginnings
Take it while you can, is what you used to say
Take life as a joke and you took
and I hoped and prayed - don't go too far

Oh angel - I know you knew too well,
your final curtain call already called you
You bowed out,
the only way that you knew how,
as long as you could still look in your mirror
Track Name: MY WORLD (SOS TO THE UNIVERSE)
My situation seems so insecure, time is tickin' on.
Crimes breeding in the heat of the sun, yeah
Desperate hours of insanity, its broken glass is on the streets.
Still I wonder who is on the run?
My world – SOS to the universe. My world – tell me what will become of us
My world – SOS to the universe. My world...

Electric city, live wire, disconnecting all the ties
Short circuit and the panic takes a hold of you
There is somebody looking over you shoulder,
Paranoia, that's my name. Isolation under cover of a million lies
My world – SOS to the universe. My world – tell me what will become of us
My world – SOS to the universe. My world, SOS!

Erotic, exotic world, not only when the sun goes down. Exiting! Inviting us to a merry go round, merry go round, merry go round, merry go round, merry go round, merry go round, merry go round, merry go round
My world – SOS to the universe. My world – tell me what will become of us
My world – SOS to the universe. My world – tell me what will become of us
My world – SOS to the universe. My world – tell me what will become of us
My world – SOS to the universe. My world.... SOS, SOS, SOS………..
Our lives are dictated by tiny screens, we're drowning in debt way beyond our means …universe, SOS ‹time is tickin' on› Manipulated, scrutinized, unheard. Money is abstract, it's become absurd. Phones in hand, headphones in. Blind and deaf to the shape we're in …universe, SOS ‹time is tickin' on› Swallow pills to kill your fears, to make you brave ‹time is tickin' on› to hide your tears.
Track Name: VIEW FROM THE TOP
Drone planes are coming, will you run for cover?
Police trucks are rolling, can you hear their thunder?
There's way too much at stake right now,
fakes are on the stage, facing people's rage
There is just so much at stake right now;
we've got to break the golden chains
And it's all right now! You better leave your trust behind
It's a losing game; they still have got left to play,
'cause the view from the top has got to change

Masters of deception, don't see the tide is turning,
in the peoples' resurrection, there is hope and burning
We don't get fooled by corporations, deceiving with their lies,
we don't get to criticize. Yes we see through coalitions,
we know who's in cahoots
And it's all right now! You better leave your trust behind
It's a losing game; they still have got left to play,
'cause the view from the top is always the same

We can wait for changes till the end of time, will not happen if we can't decide
To stand up and look into their eyes and see how the darkness falls,
lightning strikes!
And it's all right now! You better leave your trust behind
It's a losing game; they still have got left to play
and the view from the top has got to change
'cause the view from the top is always the same
Yes the view from the top has got to change
Track Name: TELL ME WHY DO I STILL LOVE YOU
All has been said and done, the rest is silence
For so many plans and dreams and wishes, it's the end.
You have to make your last commitment, then it's all over
I want to feel you in my arms, come closer
You've taken time and now you're taking toll
Tell me why do I do I do, tell me why do I do I do, why I still love you

There have been tears of joy and sorrow, and there was laughter.
Promise of love and lasting happiness, what more can you ask for?
Why you had to leave me, I don't think I'll make it
You are my life, my dream, my everything, I can't fake it
You've taken time and now you're taking toll
Tell me why, a part is crying, a part is lying,
I feel inside I'm sure a part of me is dying.
There's no remorse no sympathy at all

So tell me why do I do I do, tell me why do I do I do, why I still love you
do, I do, I do, I do..... why!

Tell me why do I do I do, tell me why do I do I do
Tell me why do I still love you
Track Name: I SONG
I want it all … I want it all….
I want it all and I won't let go and I want it now.
I want it all and I won't let go and I want it now
Just me, myself and I is what I mean.
Only me, myself and I is all I care

I want it all and I won't let go and I want it now
I want it all and I won't let go and I want it now

Just me, myself and I is what I mean.
Only me, myself and I is all I care

I'm the title page, I own my centre stage
and no one else can occupy my space, yeah
I'm the cover I'm the prize,
I design my own disguise,
as I wear my crown of thorns in disgrace, yeah

I want it all … I want it all….
I want it all and I won't let go and I want it now, I want it now. I want it all and I won't let go and I want it now, I want it now

Only me, myself and I, only me, myself and I,
Only me, myself and I is all I care..

Yeeeaaah!

I'm the author of my life;
I'm a man who lives in strife,
as I wear my crown of thorns in disgrace, yeah Yes I wear my crown of thorns in disgrace, yeah. Yes I wear my crown of thorns in disgrace, yeah
Track Name: ALL UP TO VANITY
All up to vanity, rags for your bones, yes it's fashion that's dictating you,
Changing faster than weather or underwear, it doesn't exist what you wouldn't wear, like haute couture holes that reveal, it's all real

Your life's all up to vanity, down to your shoes,
see the price an' never mind the size,
No the feet killing blisters cause no surprise,
I shed tears from crocodile's leather eyes,
you're tuned in to skirts showing high thighs

It's a bare fact you don't care that your obsession is going too far,
wear it today, pay away, you're wearing me out

your love's all up to vanity, gunpowder your nose,
no, the Jones' never stood a chance,
Villa, car, yacht an' some in the south of France,
my banker thinks I'm a comedian,
your head shrinker's some kind of Freudian

...Wear it today, pay away, you're wearing me out. You're wearing me out! ‹all up to vanity›
All up to vanity, rags and hormones, yes it's fashion that's been killing you,
Changing faster than weather or underwear,
it doesn't exist what you wouldn't wear,
like haute couture holes that reveal,
it's so unreal. Your life's all up to vanity
Track Name: LOVE MADNESS
I'd love to hold you, but iron bars are standing in my way
My wall has notches, that's how I count the passing of the days
You're on the outside; you're the only one who can set me free
Come on closer baby, hand me over that golden key

You got me flying right up to that silver moon
No air up there, I'm gonna come down hard real soon
Maybe I need to be, the prisoner of your love
Bring me back, bring it back,
Bring me that love madness... Love madness…

My head is spinning it don't make no sense, I don't have no clue
I'll be you love soldier, I'm gonna end all the wars for you
Could I be so lucky, or a victim of your crazy spell of love?.
Bring me the antidote, I'll buy it all, can't get enough

It's so contagious honey your lovin' bitter sweet
My body's shakin' and my heart goes double beat
Won't take much longer and I'm gonna lose my mind
Bring it back, bring it back,
Bring me that love madness... Love madness…
Track Name: SLEEPY MOMENTS
Ooh, I love - sleepy moments, Sunday morning in July
Still got some last night on the back of my mind
Ooh, I love sleepy moments, savor this feeling every time
Missing you in sleepy moments, I just turn over again

Enjoying sleepy moments, daydream about you without end
Oh, baby, sleepy moments, outside I hear that summer rain
Tapping a rhythm gently soothing my brain
Missing you in sleepy moments, I just turn over
Missing you in sleepy moments, I just turn over again

Sleepy moments, sleepy moments, wishing, ah, you were here beside me again
To share my sleepy moments, sleepy moments without end
Missing you in sleepy moments, I just turn over
Missing you in sleepy moments, I just turn over again

Can't wait to have you here beside me to feel
And to kiss your tender body and know it's for real
Never let you go, never let you go, never let you go, oh no
Hold me tight, hold me tight, hold me tight

I want you in sleepy moments, I just turn over.
Missing you in sleepy moments. I just turn over again

Ooh, sleepy moments, yeah, yeah, I love you, sleepy moments
Track Name: PASSWORD LOVE
I could drive you in my brand new car, show-off playing the lead guitar
Bring you home, we kiss at the door, answer's no when I ask for more
You smile as you say goodbye, I hear a sigh but I don't know why

You're so hot you're playing it cool, many a boy you've made a fool
Something 'bout that look in your eyes, everything's gonna be alright
I've told you how i feel for you, but a thousand fancy words won't do

Sometimes you look to far, say the word, say the word
Password love is the key to your heart. Password love will open up the doors
Password love

Diamonds, pearls are pretty things, make you dance like a puppet on a string
Listen to the rhythm of our hearts; they say that's how the loving starts
Hard times take and the good times bring, love is more than a physical thing
Sometimes we look too far say the word, say the word, say the word
Password love is the key to your heart; password love will open up the doors
Password love is the key to your heart, only love is gonna open up the doors
Track Name: SURFING GIRL Cyber Monday Mix
She gets her kicks on the internet flirting,
at night she goes surfing the World Wide Web
She's got a list of all her friends she can poke,
but it's all just for fun and that's all that they get
Surfing girl, surfing girl, surfing girl, she's surfing out in cyberspace
on Facebook - on MySpace

She wears dresses that fit like a sharkskin,
she knows what she's posting, before she logs in
We play to lose and it's only strip-poker
and all of us jokers have not much to bet
Surfing girl, surfing girl, surfing girl, comes surfing in on cyberspace
on Facebook - on MySpace

I'll Share a YouTube song to set the stage
and hope you like my comment on your Page
Surfing girl, I hope you read my blog
Gonna tell you I love your pretty ….uh …face!

I know she's cool and I feel she's the right kind of girl for me,
we could Skype all night
Or even set-up a homepage together, I just got to Tweet her that I'm alright
Surfing girl, surfing girl, surfing girl,
She's surfing in the cyberspace, she's far from here, she's worlds away, some day I'll come and get you.... surfing out in cyberspace
on Facebook - on MySpace
you look good – on my Page
Track Name: I MANTRA
I want it all … I want it all….
I want it all and I won't let go and I want it now.
I want it all and I won't let go and I want it now
Just me, myself and I is what I mean.
Only me, myself and I is all I care

I want it all and I won't let go and I want it now
I want it all and I won't let go and I want it now

Just me, myself and I is what I mean.
Only me, myself and I is all I care

I'm the title page, I own my centre stage
and no one else can occupy my space, yeah
I'm the cover I'm the prize,
I design my own disguise,
as I wear my crown of thorns in disgrace, yeah

I want it all … I want it all….
I want it all and I won't let go and I want it now, I want it now. I want it all and I won't let go and I want it now, I want it now

Only me, myself and I, only me, myself and I,
Only me, myself and I is all I care..

Yeeeaaah!

I'm the author of my life;
I'm a man who lives in strife,
as I wear my crown of thorns in disgrace, yeah Yes I wear my crown of thorns in disgrace, yeah. Yes I wear my crown of thorns in disgrace, yeah