TURN ME ON


I felt glad to get out
It's been a while since I came around
To get blown by some sound
Meet friends and let it all hang out
I didn't mind to stand in line
I still am a pregame mastermind
As I get in, they kill the lights
I never mind a show to start on time

The shake of hips is nice to see
The lights, the strobes, the symmetries

But what the hell do they mean?
And why does everyone look so bored to me?
Where is the love?
Where is the dirt?
Where is the mystery?
I wanna feel, I want something real
I want to feel that I'm alive
If I get lost, It's alright
I came to leave it all behind

Oh, I know it's been
Such a long, long time ago
We were crazy enough
To easily let go

Now everybody raise your phone
I might as well be here alone

Ah c'mon, c'mon
Please don't get me wrong
I'm sure this is cool
It just doesn't turn me on

When we went out
When we were young
We did not think too much
We got high
We had fun
Fair to say we didn't give a fuck
And why not?
When it's a ride
A million ways to spend the night
When the moon shines so bright
In the enormous sky

Oh, I know it's been
Such a long, long time ago
Nothing feels like it used to no more

Every club plays the same dumb beat
That does nothing to set me free

Ah c'mon, c'mon
Please don't get me wrong
I'm sure this is cool
It just doesn't turn me on

 

 

YOU & I


You and I
We have always been on fire
You and I we know
Nothing is safe
And nothing stays the same
It’s alright
You and I we know

There’s nothing that I could say
That’s gonna change your mind anyway
So why don’t we just safe that bit
And get it over with
You can have it your way
I don’t mind the blame
Whichever way you wanna to look at it
Pain is always pain

You and I
We have been together
All this time
No one knows it better than you and I
We have always been
On fire
You and I
We know

There’s nothing that you could say
That’s gonna change my mind anyway
So why don’t we just safe that bit
And get it over with
You can have it your way
I don’t mind the blame
Whichever way you wanna to look at it
Pain is always pain


 

CABIN


I wanna live out in the country
I’ll build a cabin in the woods
Deer and foxes will be my neighbors
I’m gonna grow my own food

Shut off my phone, neglect taxes
Just sit back and relax and
When it gets dark I’ll build a fire
And smoke a smoke that takes me higher

Yeah maybe it’s just that I’m getting old
But this city makes me feel so alone
I’m gonna pack my things and go
Escape this mass of stones and drunken neon lights
Restless fears and endless fights

There’ll be wild animals I’ll get to know
I’ll learn the way they come and go
I’ll have mushrooms and tomatoes
I’ll bake bread and grow potatoes

Once in a while I’ll hike down to the village
To get supplies from the local store
A nice old lady behind the counter
Will tell me stories from the days of yore

Yeah maybe it’s just that I’m getting old
But this city makes me feel so alone
I’m gonna pack my things and go
Escape this mass of stones and drunken neon lights
Restless fears and endless fights

I will watch my children play
Like I used to when I was a boy
Birds and trees will be their friends
Twigs and stones will be their toys
Our life’s song will be sung
Among golden showers of the setting sun

See the sunrise, I will see the sun set…


 

A RIDE


She is so drunk
High as a kite
The room keeps slipping away
like it skates on ice

She's got a hiccup
She's shaking
She might need the bathroom
But doubts she can make it there

If only he
Would stop talking
Could someone please pick him up
And put him back

She needs a drink
To come around
This is her favorite song
They should play it loud

When it's a ride
You got to ride it
If it makes you high
There is no use to fight it
Oh, yeah
There is a shiver
Slowly going down her spine
When it's a ride
You got to ride it

Such a secular eclipse
Such sophisticated fits
Who in his right mind would ever want to fall for this?

What a freak show
She should cry
But is now part ambition and part Lucy in the Sky

Cause It's always all
It's never, never
She knows she's better at things than at being clever

Forget the truth
Forget the known
Get ready to seek out the ghost that has never shown

When it's a ride
You got to ride it
If it makes you high
There is no use to fight it
Oh, yeah
See that crocodile
Slowly crawling up your driveway
When it's a ride
Man,
You got to ride it
When it's a ride
You got to ride it

 

CALLING


Like the birds sing their song to the morning
I'm calling
Calling you to come back to me

See the clouds gather storm
From the mountains
They are calling
Calling you to come back to me

All the oceans, the rivers and fountains
Are calling
They are calling you to come back to me

Cause you've been gone for so long little darling
I'm calling
Calling you to come back to me

Oh, my love
Before you I knew you
Life was just a game to me
Nothing ever mattered much
Now I'm a fool for your love
And I always starve
Cause I always hunger for your touch

All the snowflakes that winter has falling
They are calling
Calling you to come back to me

Backyard dogs
That are barking and snarling
They are calling
Calling you to come back to me

Like suitors calls you keep stalling
They are calling
Calling you to come back to me

You've been gone for so long little darling
I'm calling
Calling you to come back to me

Oh, I know the world is growing cold
But I cannot speak
And I cannot give this stone in to bloom
Until I hear you sing again
Sing the sweetest notes
Ever heard by man

Here I am
I’m calling out
Across the scattered land
Can you hear me now?
It's for you that I send

From the rooftops of empires falling
I'm calling
Calling you to come back to me

In the dark by the neon lights yawning
I'm calling
Calling you to come back to me

Like a dream that appears without warning
I'm calling
Calling you to come back to me

Cause you've been gone for so long little darling
I'm calling
Calling you to come back to me


 

PART OF THE NEW AGE


I was sitting in a parking lot
It felt like the perfect spot
To look for my heart
And gather my thoughts

She said she gave it all up for me
All her friends that were like family
She gave them all up
And what has she got?

I watched people passing in the street
An endless shuffle of a thousand feet
Where do they all go
What do they all seek?

Oh, I know there're things
That she's never shown to me
I guess I must have been too naive
To ask what it was she meant
When she told me that she wanted to be

A part
Of the new age
Of the new day coming
Aha
Make a start
Find a new way
Find a new life's longing
For us

I asked somebody for a cigarette
And saw myself in the gaze I met
What did I expect?
I was a wreck

She says she sees someone from the past
And that everything has gone so fast
She never knew
Why I never asked

I tried listening to the radio
But all they ever play is just so so
I thought I smelled snow
Oh-oh

There is a couple stowing a wet dog
Into the back of a car that looks like a chopping block
The sky is as grey as any other day
And I,
I wonder if she’s found a way

To be a part
Of the new age
Of the new day coming
Aha
Made a start
Found a new way
Found a new life's longing
For us

Or maybe not
Maybe not..
Well maybe not..

 

DON'T GIVE UP ON ME NOW


I,
I want to apologize
I wanna say
How sorry I am

Oh, I know I have done
All I said I would never do
I’ve treated you wrong
I feel like a fool

If I could turn back time
All of it could be undone
I would do everything
I would do everything

Love, don't give up on me now
I sure will find a way
There'll soon be better days
I'll get us through this somehow
I promise I can change
Nothing will be the same

Don't cry
Baby don’t cry,
Now baby don’t cry
I'll try
I will try
I will try…

When I look back at it now
I really can’t explain
Cause I don't understand
I don't understand

I must have been someone else
I sure was not myself
I'm not like that
I'm not like that

Love, don't give up on me now
I sure will find a way
There'll soon be better days
I'll get us through this somehow
I promise I can change
Nothing will be the same

Don't cry
Baby don’t cry,
Now baby don’t cry
I'll try
I will try
I will try…


 

THE WORLD AT HER FEET


She comes on stage, the band kicks in
A flashing wall of sound and light explodes
A sea of hands is reaching out
Fans faint in anticipation of the show
She sings: I believe in love and love is everything that I need
She feels the rapture of the crowd
The mass of bodies moving with the beat

Here she belongs
In the songs
That she sings on and on
To the world at her feet
She is loved by everyone

When the final curtain falls
She is rushed through bleak hallways to the back
In a black chauffeured limousine
She sees nameless cities pass through tinted glass
She’s been high and she’s been low
She was always on the go without regret
She could never understand
How anyone could ever want to go back

Cause here she belongs
In the songs
That she sings on and on
To the world at her feet
She is loved by everyone
She meets
There is no one
She needs
She is loved by everyone

 

DEAR FUTURE GENERATIONS (POOR WEATHER)

 

I sing this song to apologize
Dear future generations to come
Cause we have thoroughly fucked up our duty
To keep an eye on the dumb
Instead we let them have the power
We were too pretentious to take
Now it looks like it’s too late to keep them
From bombing us into a dark age

And it’s like waiting in poor weather for a change of luck
Just a ray of light on your face
Who is to blame
When it starts raining again?
Do you remember how we used to party this place?
That’s now another sad plastic food chain
I feel strange
Among the change these days

Say do you sometimes feel like the last one
Left to give a fuck
Cause you're still holding on to ideals
That the rest of the world long gave up?
Everybody is taking on jobs now
That once we loudly despised
Paying our due to the cost
Of a 2.4 Kids family life

Just like waiting in poor weather for a change of luck
A ray of light on your face
Who is to blame
When it starts raining again?
Do you remember how we used to party this place?
That’s now another sad plastic food chain
Do you feel strange
Among the change these days?

 

 
 
WORLDS COLLIDE
 

Who is to say who’s right?
There are always two sides
I know that I know nothing
I close my eyes
 
It’s no use for us to cry
While we thrive, you and I
Worlds collide
 
Here we belong
In the eye of a storm
All is quiet all is calm
Death divides, weak and strong
 
It’s no use for us to cry
While we thrive, in paradise
Worlds collide
 
It’s a tooth for a tooth
And an eye for an eye
It’s all or nothing
It’s yours or mine
It’s dust to dust
In daylight night
Blood and bones
Fall or fight
It’s a tooth for a tooth
And an eye for an eye
When I’ll do to yours
What you’ve done to mine
It’s all in
There is no way out
It’s the end of love
There is no god around
When worlds collide
 
See them drawn to fight
Fathers rant, mothers cry
Cities fall, children die
I close my eyes
 
It’s no use for us to cry
While we thrive, you and I
Worlds collide
 


HUSTLER
 
 
Last night on my bike
A summer breeze so soft
I felt one with things
Never spoken of
In this city
That’s breathing
White headlights flashing through her veins
I know I can’t forget you
Still the seasons change
 
I’m here
I’m living the life of a hustler
Running around like a freak
Trying to make ends meet
I’ll be
Running from disaster
Just to fall all over my feet
Brought down to my knees
 
I remember
You once had a belief
And morals so high
It made me feel like a thief
To come close to such a beautiful mind
Now we make money
And that’s no fun
Cause we’re always on the run
When your heart turns to stone
You’ll be anywhere alone
 
 
 
A SONG FOR THE ROAD
 

We take turns at the wheel
It’s a long way to go
You like it fast
Guess I don’t mind going slow
Anyway we’re gonna get there
And even if we don’t
Can’t say that I really care
All feels better than being alone
 
This is all I know
There is nothing we control
All things always
Just come and go
 
I’ve been all around
I have seen what it’s all about
There is nothing I ever needed more than I need you now
I’ve been up and down
I have lost and I have found
I won’t let you fall apart
We will never come down
 
Let’s pull over here
I need a little rest
Of all I’ve seen so far
I think I like this place the best
Lay your head on my lap
Close your eyes and sleep
As long as I’m with you
There is nothing else I need
 
This is all I know
There is nothing we control
All things always
Just come and go
 


GIVE IT BACK
 
 
I had it all
I had it all
I give it back
I give it back
 
I had it all
I had everything
I give it back
I give it back
 
I had it all
I had the world
I give it back
I give it back
 
If I could only go back to the start
I’d know what to do
If I could only turn back time
If I could make it all new
 
But you keep me hanging on
You keep me waiting
You keep me going nowhere
You keep me staying
 
I had it all
I had it all
I give it back
I give it back…
 


ALL I DO
 
 
Oh I know I should not come back here
I should leave you alone
I should disappear
Cause it makes it harder
It makes it worse
We both know that
It will never work
 
All that I do
Keeps me coming back to you
All that I know
Tells me I had better go
 
Please forgive me
If I seem rude
That’s not the way I feel
It’s just what I have to do
Cause I’ve lost control
And I’ve lost my soul
I don’t feel a thing
My heart beats cold
 
All that I know
Tells me I had better go
All that I do
Keeps me coming back to you
 
 
 
EVICTION NOTICE
 
 
Baby, kick off your shoes
And dance like you got nothing to lose
I got this feeling
I got this feeling
About you
 
Move with the sound
Let it turn you inside out
Let it shake you
And let it make you
Rock and roll
 
We know that we can’t win
But it still feels worth fighting for
Cause at first they want it all
And then they need more
But we have been here before
 
This city
We built it up
It has given up on us
We can’t afford to live here
No more
 
They got the money
They got the means
But they don’t know how it feels
When we shake it
And when we make it
Rock and roll
 
We know that we can’t stay
Cause they don’t want us here no more
But tonight we say farewell and we won’t leave
Before they kick in that door
And we’ll be dragged across the floor
It feels worth fighting for
We have been here before
 
Maybe we are born to lose
And maybe it ain’t no use
To keep on trying
To keep on fighting
Like we do
 
But we don’t need
What they want us to
We’re free to choose
And I say we gonna make it
We gonna make it
On our own
 
 
 
FRAN
 
 
LOL / Fuck your selfie / yo bitch / find your fun
Never getting nowhere, no matter how far they come
This whole generation of good intentions
And the who pays who for paying whom attention
 
Should anybody ask she’ll say her name is Fran
Cause it does just as good as any name can
 
Stuck in a beauty parlour from nine to five
She would have quit long ago if not for the child
One thing at least about never making it
There is a limit on how much ass you have to kiss
 
She sees the traffic lights that are changing
They seem to tell her something she needs to know
She might leave the city before it’s too late
She could not even name what makes her so afraid of being but a fake
 
It’s always been the same song that makes her cry
It goes goodbye baby, baby goodbye
She’s got a number no matter what she won’t call
She wants everything or will have nothing at all
 
 

COOL FAME
 
 
Oh well
OK
I give up
I thought that I could do it
But I cannot
I did believe
But I don’t believe
anymore
I have seen it all
But
Nothing looks like before
 
In the spotlight
It felt alright
The cool Fame
You pay the prize
To be part of the game
 
Oh well
Oh yeah
Enough is enough
Everybody keeps telling you it’s worth it
But we know it is not
Aha
Yeah yeah
You can say that you’re done
When there is hardly anybody who will notice
That you’re gone
 
In the spotlight
It felt alright
The cool Fame
You paid the prize
To be part of the game
 
But I’ve been down that bucking road
Where the light is dark and the wind blows cold
I’ve seen men come and go
Through the cracks beneath the door
They are asking you for more
 
In the spotlight
It felt alright
The cool Fame
You paid the prize
To be part of the game
 
But I’ve been down that bucking road
Where the light is dark and the wind blows cold
And you think you better do what you’re told
Cause it ain’t worth a damn unless you get sold
Oh yeah I’ve been down that road before
Where the man comes knocking at your door
And you know he’s got it all but he wants more
Cause he always needs more than he’s had before
I’ve been down that bucking road
Where the light is dark and the wind blows cold
I’m a man of rock`n`roll
With my heart in my hand
Trying to save my soul
Alright
Go down that bucking road
Ride down that bucking road man...
 


RUNNING AROUND
 
 
You’ve been running around
And you feel so tired now
You’ve tried to make it count
But you still live from hand to mouth
 
I know you’ve been here
Before they all came
I know you still like it
But it’s just not the same
 
You gave all you’ve got
But it was never enough
And what used to be fun
Now feels like it’s eating you up
 
I know you believed
That we could do something great
Not too long ago honey
You’ve been so brave
 
You could never fake it
Cause your heart would break
And though you're always running
You're still running late
 
Yes I always believed in you
In all the things you would or would not do
Who can ever know if that’s enough?
For anyone to not just yet give up
 
You’ve been running around
And you feel so tired now
You’ve tried to make it count
But you still live from hand to mouth
 
You’ve been running around,
Running around…
 
 
 
HANDS OF TIME
 
 
At times he believed that everything happens for a reason
We would someday see things finally fall into place
Who knows what he has been through to go from there
To the man who is too proud to complain but thinks life has been unfair
 
As he feels the hands of time
Gently move him on
He might even like to stay for a while
But it won’t be too long
Before it feels all wrong
 
He is caught off guard when he sees her waiting at the station
Considers just going by but then waves a hand
“Oh god it’s been so long,” she says, “you haven’t changed”
There is a moment of silence and then the distant humming of a plane
 
As he feels the hands of time
Gently move him on
He might even like to stay for a while
But it won’t be too long
Before it feels all wrong
 
He will be gone
Long gone
Before his heart belongs
To anyone
He will be gone
Before he stays too long
He will be gone…



OUT OF LUCK


I was sitting out on my balcony
staring down at my naked feet
I guess I'm not so bright
no I don't shine no light

chinese girls all look the same on tv
uniformed efficiency
when you see the world fall apart
do you still think man is smart?

my landlord calls to say it's hard times
that people will pay twice the prize
that I still live here for
and that's a fact she can't ignore

I found a truth that I can't admit
cause all heaven shines or falls with it
you know all it really takes
is the difference that we make

I've been out of luck for so long honey yeah
I guess I should just give it up, it's almost funny how
I can't find a way to stop, I keep trying the same things in vain
it´s like all I should have learned by now
my heart can't understand

the papers say the system will collapse
for all I know it already has
looks like we can only guess
what will happen next

everybody want's to tell you
everyone knows a way
how you can make your life complete
how you can finally succeed

I've been out of luck for so long honey yeah
I guess I should just give it up, it's almost funny how
I can't find a way to stop, I keep trying the same things in vain
it´s like all I should have learned by now
my heart can't understand

I have a drink in my favourite place
the only bar around here that did
not change like all the rest
into a goddamn tourist trap

if you find the time we should meet
we could go and buy things we don´t need
affect a life of luxury
in this, the 21st century



LOST IN THE CITY


today is the greatest
it feels like we made it
we were divided
and we come back united

if we fall we'll fall with the force of all
that have fallen before
they have fallen before
I'm not scared of anything
I can't wait no more
I can't wait no more

I apologize
I've been wasting so much time
I guess I got it all wrong
when I tried to make it right

I was lost in the city
I got stuck between the lines
I was one in a million
god knows how hard I've tried

let me try to say it
as simple as possible
I want it to happen
and I know it will
yes I know it will

I apologize
I´ve made the same mistake twice
I guess I got it all wrong
when I tried to make it right

I was lost in the city
I got stuck between the lines
I was one in a million
god knows how hard I´ve tried



THE WALLS OF INDIFFERENCE


you've been rolling
yeah you must have lost all sense of time
for a while
you´ve been stolen
maybe someone stole your mind
god knows they have tried
what they called a party
would have bored the hell out of anyone
not plain dumb
who could blame you
for what you have done
well you came
to have some fun

I wonder when you could have known
that in the end you would stand alone
without the slightest chance
to face the consequence
you set out to crash against
the walls of indifference

but you've been trying
yeah you had the nerve to say you want
what you deserve
while each damn freak it seems
had yet another story left to tell
heaven from hell
cause they all wanna be good
they all need to be right
as if that could work
they're not concerned
until their own ass is on fire
they wouldn't even know how it burns
no they will never learn

I wonder when you could have known
that in the end you would stand alone
without the slightest chance
to face the consequence
you set out to crash against
the walls of indifference



TWO STEPS BACK


when looking back at life
and all the love left behind
most wrong we do feels right
through circumstance and time
I guess we live and we lose to learn
the limits of our concern
all the pages that we turn
all the bridges that we burn

oh, such a long way back
oh, such a long time ago
we used to believe it was all possible
that the life we would lead was just a matter of will

I never thought about her much
it's been years since we lost touch
just found a note she once left today
that says I'm so glad you stood in my way

oh, such a long way back
oh, such a long time ago
when love was cruel, oh yes love was mad
I’ve treated her worse than anyone ever has

and who can know beyond doubt
what this whole thing is about
it seems like every step we make
is two steps back on the path we take

oh, such a long way back
oh, such a long time ago
we used to believe it was all possible
that the life we would lead was just a matter of will
when love was cruel, oh yes love was mad
I've treated her worse than anyone ever has



UNTIL NOW


she's adrift
after work
passing places she has seen a thousand times
it´s all new
he did that to her somehow
with his eyes
her skin and all that she is made of shivers from within
she knows
tonight she will fight it no more
she will give in
into his arms
she will fall
with all that she loves
and all that her life is made of
the kids,
the house
all that she could not live without

until now

on the phone
she lies
it's easier than she thought
she says:
tonight
dont wait
there is so much work left undone
I'll be home late
she looks at herself in the mirror as at somebody she has known
long ago
her fingertips touch her bottom lip
she will fall
into his arms
with all that she loves
and all that her life is made of
the kids,
the house
all that she could not live without

until now

there is her past like an echo
ringing in her ears
she can hardly remember
it almost disappeared
all that she once wanted
given up somehow
all that she once was
forgotten all about
until now



A MAN WITHOUT A NAME


would you sing me to sleep and wake me up somewhere else
as I come crawling on my knees begging for mercy and some help
to cheer up gravity cause there's such a long way to go
from the back of the club, where you show me what you’ve got, to the show

oh no, there is no one else that we could blame
we knew we'd throw ourselves headfirst into the flames
it seemed right we felt sure there was something in the air
everyone going yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

we were shaking hands, making friends with the pack
cause once you start to go you can't just stop and go back
you think you know it all, that you've seen it all before, but beware
when you least expect it, when you feel safe from harm, it will be there

oh no, there is no one else that we could blame
we knew we'd throw ourselves headfirst into the flames
it seemed right we felt sure there was something in the air
everyone going yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

and thats ok
we don't complain
we didn't want it
any other way
cause thats the game
we came to play
we knew the price
we will have to pay

yeah
let me leave just like I came
somewhere
it all will be the same
for a man
without a name



LUCK COMPLETE


if I was who I am not
I swear by god I'd show you happy love
we would be beyond all doubt
I would never let you down
we would laugh like fools
nothing was ever that beautiful

if we didn't know any better
the two of us would be meant to be together
to call it happiness
heart, love, god
or have no names for it
cause feeling is everything

I want you to know
that wherever you will go
and whatever you will do
this heart of mine belongs to you

if love was all that we need
oh how our luck would be complete
the kids playing in the sun
we would have such fun
with friends who would stay
for the weekend to come

I want you to know
that wherever you will go now
and whatever you will do
this heart of mine belongs to you



COOPERATE


open your eyes
don’t be so naive
think of who you are
and who you could be

think about your future
if you want to make it count
or how long do you hope
to keep going from hand to mouth?

this is not the time
to do things on your own
'cause what good comes from doing things
that no-one will ever know

look at this band
you might say they sound like shit
they are the next big thing
guess who paid for it?

what we can do for you
no one else can
we will make it happen
you will be one of them

yeah you can have it all
it's not too late
we know who to talk to
if you cooperate

there is only so much you can do
there is only so far you can get
and as far as we can see
you aren't started yet

we can get it on
it´s your choice
we know how to use
the potential that’s in your voice

what we can do for you
no one else can
we will make it happen
you will be one of them

yeah you can have it all
it's not too late
we know who to talk to
if you cooperate



THE ONE


here I am
waiting for her to come
willing time to pass
at once
'cause she is the one

I know no one
could have reached my heart
like she has done
and did from the start
'cause she is the one

let all the real be fake
let all earthquakes shake
let all the rain keep falling down
let all the lost never be found
let all chances run out of luck
let all hope be given up
let it all come undone
and amount to none
still she is the one

when she is away
it feels like the longest of days
when she is gone
the world turns wrong
'cause she is the one

we will keep
going on and on
she is like the sun
in my life
she is the one

let all the real be fake
let all earthquakes shake
let all the rain keep falling down
let all the lost never be found
let all chances run out of luck
let all hope be given up
let all darkness fall
let it all mean nothing at all
let all the dumb be smart
let all the crap be art
let all the known feel strange
let all time come to change
let all stories be untold
let all the last pieces get sold
let it all come undone
and amount to none
still she is the one



THIS LIFE


I'm so glad you found the time
I'm not doing much these days
watching the hours go by
and the past vanish into a haze

there are things you'll never understand
you have no idea what we´ve been through son
life is not like in the movies
what fools we were, what wrongs have I done

I remember it felt like a fever
sitting on my brothers back
in the streets we cheered the leader
who would take us into the black

I've been down and out so many times
but you will never see me cry
I've been bruised and broken a million ways
but I never once lost my face

this life is the greatest
this life is such a miracle

all that's new one day gets old
and our truth stories once told
I am proud of what you've become
and I know that you will do better son

I've been down and out so many times
but you will never see me cry
I´ve been bruised and broken a million ways
but I never once lost my face

this life is the greatest
this life is such a miracle



A THOUSAND TIMES


ships fall off the horizon to cross the sea
love is a hurricane that makes you crawl on your knees
fingernails scratch paint off boards on the floor
there´s a cloud of dust left by you slamming the door

you know that I
could not change my mind
even though I thought I wanted to
yes I have tried
I've tried a 1000 times
to be someone else,
somebody like you

I want you to know that I see the difference now
as the world I knew falls in pieces around
such a sad comedy of circumstance
who can stop a gambler from taking his chance

you know that I
could not change my mind
even though I thought I wanted to
yes I have tried
I've tried a 1000 times
to be someone else,
somebody like you

someone like you
somebody good



OH LOVE


oh love come for me, I believe my time has come
oh love comfort me, one last night before I'm gone
reach me with your heart before death tears us apart
oh love come for me, lover you know all I need

dry your tears
don't be afraid
I will always be with you
I will keep you safe
dry your tears
I m not afraid
smile at me love
you made my life great

oh I've been up and down, lover I've been all around
I have seen all there is to see, oh love comfort me
please dont say goodbye, before I close my eyes
oh love come for me, lover you know all I need

dry your tears
don't be afraid
I will always be with you
I will keep you safe
dry your tears
I m not afraid
smile at me love
you made my life great

Oh love
Oh love



WHEN ALL WAS GONE


when he warned us the world we knew would collapse in time
who would not have thought he was out of his mind
when he said if we dont change we will lose all we have
who would not reply, well I do what I can

I can see it but how can I keep things from going wrong
being just one among many that is trying to get along

when the angels stopped singing and our machines stood still
who would not fear that his words might fulfil
when love was sold and our babies grew bold
who would not remember the things he once told

when the lights went out and the wind blew so cold
who would not pray, oh lord please save our souls

when all was gone we would see
there is not that much that we need
I'll sing you a song until you fall asleep
I'll keep you warm, come close to me

when the floods rage washed our dead children ashore
who would not have cried we have loved them before
when supplies became short and all the wood was burned
who would not hope our luck might still turn

when our citys fell and the fire brought us hell
who would not hope for someone to break that spell

when all was gone we would see
there is not that much that we need
I´ll sing you a song until you fall asleep
I´ll keep you warm, come close to me



DEVILS & SHARKS


I take a walk into a nearby park
watch people frowning at their big dogs bark
watch loonies talking to the plug in their ear
buy some more booze and make it dissappear
I could not move
I could not speak
I just stood there and watched you walk away
like a low sung melody
in the new day that was falling down
about you easily.
the news is saying mothers killing their kids
dispose of infants in garbage bins
I'm sadly loosing ground in bar talk crap
while I wish for everything I will never have
I know you've been
wandering
and I know you got lost in the dark
to the devil or some shark
oh I know how hard it is to find a new start
with a broken heart



SMILE


c'mon run baby run
let the past be gone
this is here
this is now
we can do anything
we can do what we want
c'mon shout
shout it out
say: yeah, yeah, yeah
say: I don't care
what will come
'cause it will come
life goes up
life goes down
it goes all around
c'mon run baby run

'cause the love you give is the love you will get

In the blink of an eye
life is gone, alright
I want you here
by my side
come and sing with me
like the birds in the trees
we are free
honey we are free
sing: yeah, yeah, yeah
sing: I don't care what will come
'cause it will come
we can go anywhere
we can be anyone
c´mon run baby run

cause the love you give is the love you will get



ANGELS


we don't work
I wish we would
but we don't
we are not invisible to anyone
if you can
let go
I would do the same
if I could
before all angels turn their backs on us



HERE COMES THE MAN


anything can happen anytime
he says I'll never know if I don't try
the best of all is yet to come
behind the clouds is always sun

this time he's got it all worked out
this time we would make it count
the best of all is yet to come
this time we would be someone

here comes the man with impossible plans
that never turn into something real
he does all that he can to make believe
things are not the way they will always be
and you will see

he says everywhere you look it's all the same
such a shame, such a shame, such a shame
you work all life and then it's gone
this time we would proof them wrong

here comes the man with impossible plans
that never turn into something real
he does all that he can to make believe
things are not the way they will always be
and you will see
you will see



LONESOME TIMES


every once in a while
I think it should be easy to go back
when you know how to smile
you can learn to forget

I would stand at your door
you wouldn't ask me what I came there for
you would ask me in
here future begins

what a fool am I
to give up on that love of mine
how cruel am I
to let love die in such lonesome times

how I wish I knew the words
that could heal your broken heart
it's such a fine line
that keeps us apart

what a fool am I
to give up on that love of mine
how cruel am I
to let love die in such lonesome times



GOODBYE


I knew you'd left
I felt it when I touched your hand
I knew you were gone
I saw it in the rising sun
birds flew by
I watched them pass from left to right
I could not cry
I could not speak
I did not try

remote controlled
somehow life takes over
takes the leading role
leads you through disorder
leaves you not alone
consolation comes from all
you have never known
flowers, cards, picture show

hey
hey wait
there is one more thing that I forgot to say
I see you now
I can't believe you're really gone away

years have passed
time makes pain quite meaningless
we steer the best we can
clear of the cliffs that last
and sing our songs
among currencies that pull us on and on
until we meet where we belong

hey,
hey wait
there is one more thing that I forgot to say
I see you now
I can't believe you're really gone away

I have seen how hard you've tried
how you held on to this life
I've heard all you've said
it's in my mind
in my mind
I was so scared of loosing you
I was too afraid to see the truth
how I wish I could just once
go back in time
saying: I hope you travel save
saying: I know you will find your place
saying: I love you now,
dont be afraid,
goodbye

hey
hey wait
there is one more thing that I forgot to say
I see you now
you smile at me so beautiful and brave

hey
hey wait
there is one more thing that I forgot to say
I see you now
I can't believe you're really gone away


 
QUEEN OF DIRT


I succumb to the powers that you hold
over me and my wicked little soul
I give in, I give up, I will sign
any contract with the blood of mine
take me to some place that makes sense
all I need is a true second chance
all I need is a handful of fire
and a word with the world about desire

when they nailed jesus christ to the cross
well I guess they have been at quite a loss
I believe they didn't have a clue
and no one came up with a cool thing to do
there is truth in violence too
like in all the things that you do
you cannot escape the real you
it will always keep shining thru

there is no undo in real life
wrong can't be reversed
I want you to know that I realize
how bad it must have hurt

when I did not stand up
I did not say stop
I did not say a word
I did not wake up

that's how I stand with you at the sea
though of course you're not really here
that's my own special reality
where I can choose who I want to have near
yeah my name is king of the road
my name is queen of dirt
my name is made of wood
my name is a heart that never learns

there is no undo in real life
wrong can't be reversed
I want you to know that I realize
how bad it must have hurt

when I did not stand up
I did not say stop,
I did not say a word
I did not wake up



RUN RUN RUN


you know when she was meeting you
she saw her dreams all coming true
you were meant to be together
you danced the floors effortlessly
you took her heart so easily
it should have been like this forever
but things have changed in many ways
they seem long gone those happy days
when she was all that you needed
now you work all week, you hardly meet
and when you do, she is half asleep
can't you see she's been weeping
and don't you know
she just can't believe that's all
there is the constant fear
there could be something that she will miss

I know when you were meeting her
you thought that you've been dreaming her
she was such a dazzling beauty
the way she looked down when she smiled
you thought you lived up in the sky
you have never been so happy
but things have changed in many ways
and some you've loved you learned to hate
with secret resignation
since silently the line was passed
from irony to bitterness
and pointless accusations

I know you just can't believe
that's all there was
you keep on looking
you just dont know for what

and you run you run you run you run you run you run you run
but the fun is always somewhere else
you run you run you run you run you run you run you run
but the love is aleady gone
you run you run you run you run you run you run you run
but you never come to an end
you run you run you run you run you run you run you run
are you scared of what you've become?



UNTIL THE END


if I could reach you with words
this is what I might say
if things around you keep getting worse
you should consider to go away

sometimes it's hard to be a part of the truth

if I would meet you by chance
maybe I would ask you to dance
we would dance all night long
until everyone else would be gone

we would walk the golden streets at dawn
hand in hand
arm in arm

do you see what I see
the falling rain and the trees
how they bend?
could I be for you
what you can be for me
until the end?

if I could reach your heart
if I l'd ever master that art
I would say: don't be afraid
I would say: believe in the great

'cause all in all is all we are
all in all is all we are

do you see what I see
the falling rain and the trees
how they bend?
could I be for you
what you can be for me
until the end?



THIS PLACE


you can have this place
you can burn it down
you can put your flag
into the ground

build a new hotel
give us office space
give us luxury
for sale

give us shopping malls
give us town house lofts
give us all the things
you know will surely pay off

you can have this place
you have paid for it
you can have it all
and choke on it



VILLAGE KID


awake the beast
thunderroll
rebegin
uncontroll
seek advice
trick them all
handsome gun
firewall

a sponsored life
a village kid
known to no one who'd commit
anger and rage so strong
no one ever noticed it

it's like bubblegum
you're chewing on
the pace is given
the device is strong
there is no return
to common sense
no return
no innocence

weak sunlight illuminates
who has to fall and who is to blame
candlelight and helpless tears
won't bring them back can't take the fear
a sponsored life
a village kid
known to no one who'd commit
known to no one at all
known to no one and all



PROTECT THE CHILDREN


the itch
the scratch
the telephone
the keys
the chaos
the great unknown
the things you do
the things you forget
the things you need
the things you regret

it all will be gone someday

the moves
the plans
the radio
the chain of events
the holy ghost
the ones you have loved
the love you got
the naked
the painful
the uppercut

it all will be gone someday
it will be gone someday
it will be gone

protect the children
put your arms around them
tell them they will be alright
whatever may happen



ALL FOR YOU (WE DO IT)


you got to be:
special
professional
creative
productive
crazy (at least a little bit baby)
sexy
relaxed

'cause we really want you to be happy

you got to:
get satisfaction
show action
be funny
know how to spend your money
be patient
know your situation
and you better long to be where you belong

'cause we really want you to be happy

we do it all for you
there is nothing you have to do
we do it all for you
all for you

you can be happy now
we do it all for you