18. October 2021

Tobias Schabauer – Goals and Appointments

The Song

Back in December 2019, when people wearing masks were almost exclusively to be found in intensive care units and laboratories, 20-year old singer/songwriter and medical student Tobias Schabauer sat down to write about the hardships of a long distance relationship he had gone through. He was just starting out crafting his own material, after doing cover versions for YouTube and playing local gigs.

A few weeks later, COVID-19 hit Europe and the rest of the world, turning even close relationships and family all around the globe into what felt like long distance. That’s when Tobias met producer Peter Schwaiger, who at that time was working as a paramedic for the local Red Cross department.

Between night shifts and lockdowns, oftentimes over the internet, they started collaborating on what would eventually become “Goals and Appointments” – a song that derived from personal experience, but turned into a note to a generation, whose goals and appointments had been cancelled.

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The Words

I don’t know what to say
Are you still with me or are you away
Babe I don’t think that this is about broken hearts 
And I don’t know where to turn 
Wherever my feet walk, you ́re my main concern 
Babe I need to hold you tight and close again 

Please understand the big mess that I’m in 
Goals and appointments and so much to win 
While I’m losing my faith in the world around me 
Couldn’t it and I for once be enough
It’s not about my own self – it still tears me up 
Babe I know now – for you it’s no tragedy 
Ooh oh oh oh 

While I’m not alone here
I still can’t be with you because of deep fears 
Babe I don’t think that this is about honesty 
You say it’s your struggle, too
While I make great efforts to get my day through 
Babe, I don’t think - you should be believing me 

Please understand the big mess that I’m in 
Goals and appointments and so much to win 
While I’m losing my faith in the world around me 
Couldn’t it and I for once be enough
It’s not about my own self – it still tears me up 
Babe I know now – for you it’s no tragedy 
Ooh oh oh oh 

I just need to know how far it might bring you
For me it feels like it’s not just cold in winter
But when the day breaks – it’s time for some speaking up 
For there’s a quest on that I’ll never give in
And one of these days, babe, we’ll limit the distance
I hope that you feel the same way as me 

Please understand the big mess that I’m in 
Goals and appointments and so much to win 
While I’m losing my faith in the world around me 
Couldn’t it and I for once be enough
It’s not about my own self – it still tears me up 
Babe I know now – for you it’s no tragedy 
Mhm mh, ooh oh, oh oh
Mhmhmh, Ooh oh, oh oh

The Artist

Tobias Schabauer is a 22-year old Singer/Songwriter and medical student based near Vienna, Austria.

He is inspired by artists like Ed Sheeran, Ben Howard, Bon Iver, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, The Lumineers, Mumford and Sons, Father John Misty, Kaleo, Jose Gonzalez, Hozier, Villagers, John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Vance Joy, Tom Odell and Angus & Julia Stone.

“Goals & Appointments”, his debut single, will be released on October 29th. Tobias is currently working on his upcoming EP, which will be out in 2022.

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