B i o g r a p h y
 (by Andy Kellman)

Anja Garbarek had no intention of doing something musical with her career, despite having legendary saxophonist Jan Garbarek as her father. Having spent a fair portion of her youth on tour with him, she became enamored with the likes of Kate Bush, Brian Eno, and Laurie Anderson, just some of the artists who populated her dad's record collection. After performing in a musical during college, the writer brought Anja to the attention of a friend in the record industry who ended up signing her. Attracted to the lack of boundaries that musical expression provides, as opposed to the lack of freedom involved with acting, Anja began her recording career only knowing that she had a lot of searching to do. Her first album, 1992's entirely Norwegian Velkommen Inn (Come On In), essentially got her feet wet. In an attempt to flesh out her direction, she took four years to complete a second album, 1996's Balloon Mood. Another five years passed until her most impressive outing yet, Smiling and Waving, which featured contributions from Robert Wyatt, Mark Hollis (Talk Talk), Steve Jansen (Japan), and former Cocteau Twins associate Mitsuo Tate. Like some of the work of her influences and collaborators, the record fit the mold of avant-garde pop, along with tinges of trip-hop, impressively blending woodwinds with electronic beats.




Velkommen inn
- 1992-02-14 -



Vil du være med
Male øynene dine
Vingene mine
Somme tider
Det du ser
Velkommen inn
Elsker du som jeg
Dekk deg til
Du
Er det flere her
Løp alt du kan

Balloon Mood
- 1996 -

Beyond My Control
I.C.U.
Just One Of Those Days
Picking Up Pieces
The Cabinet
Something Written
Strange Noises
The Telescope Man Says
She Collects
(Stuff Like That)
Balloon Mood


Smiling & waving
- 2001-03-26 -

Her room
The gown
Spin the context
Stay tuned
You know
Big mouth
The diver
That's all
And then
It seems we talk
I Won't Hurt You
Blinking Blocks Of Light

Briefly Shaking
- 2005-09-26 -



Born That Way
Dizzy With Wonder
The Last Trick
Sleep
Shock Activities
Yes
My Fellow Riders
Can I Keep Him
This Momentous Day
Still Guarding Space
Word Is Out
 

Add some NEW lyrics (B-sides, live tracks, Cover), want to CORRECT some of them or found a BUG ? Just send a little EMAIL or simply post a message on the FORUM. Thanx !

Velkommen inn

Vil Du Være Med

Ser du håpet
I hans øyne.
To smale streker,
Fulle av grådig tro.
Etter noe stort.
Noe veldig, veldig stort.
Så altfor stort for hans
Lille hjerte

Hva sier du til det
Vil du være med

Hva sier du til det
Vil du være med
Og frelse alle menneskene.

Han gir deg råd.
Verdige råd,
Om å gi deg hen
Til enheten.

Han viser vei,
Rettleder deg.

Drømmen om å eie din sjel.

Hva sier du til det
Vil du være med
Og frelse alle menneskene.

Snart vil jorden
Eksplodere.
Og kun de som har betalt
Får leve.
Snart vil hele verden
Eksplodere.
Og kun de som har betalt
Får fred...

Male Øynene Dine

Jeg kunne male øynene dine.
Gjøre dem om til flyvende fugler.

Jeg kunne male leppene dine.
Gjøre dem lengtende, og la dem finne minne.

Jeg kunne ta hjertet ditt i min hånd,
Og la varmen fra det spre seg i min kropp.

Hvis tiden bare hadde
Stått stille i ett minutt
Kunne jeg ha klemt deg
Og sagt unnskyld.
Kunne jeg ha klemt deg,
Og sagt unnskyld...

Jeg kunne ha klemt deg
Jeg kunne ha holdt deg
Jeg kunne ha vist deg

Jeg kan se det på øynene
Dine
De søker mitt tre
Vårt rede.
Jeg kan se det på leppene
Dine.
De lengter
De savner

Jeg kunne ha klemt deg
Jeg kunne ha holdt deg
Jeg kunne ha vist deg
Hvem jeg er...

Balloon mood

*** Thanx a lot to Kimsy for all these lyrics & Linda for corrections ***

Beyond my control

It happens that someone knocks at my door
Then the whole house starts to shake
So that it gets really hard to stand up
And even worse to walk
I usually fall down
On the floor
And i stay there
Until that someone decides to leave
And the house calms down
And i look through the curtains
To see if he would regret
To see if he would try again

It happens that someone calls me on the phone
And my house gets so scared
That it jumps right up into my throat
I swallow like crazy
Hoping my heart will glide
Back down
So i can talk to that someone
Maybe talk to a friend
But it is too late
But it is too late

It is beyond my control
If i don't open up the door
It is beyond my control
If i don't answer your calls
I'm not to blame
It isn't my fault
It was you that make my house shake
It was you that made my heart jump
It was you that make my house shake
It was you that made my heart jump

And it happens that i take a walk outside
Just to get some nice fresh air
And it happens that i see someone i knew
A long long time ago

Then i just see him to disappear
Becoming one with a wall
Becoming one with a lampost
Becoming one with a tree
Becoming one with a street
Becoming one with a house
Becoming one with a door
Becoming one with you all

It is beyond my control
If i don't open up the door
It is beyond my control
If i don't answer you call
It is beyond my control
If i just seem to disappear
It is beyond my control
If i am suddenly not here
I'm not to blame
It isn't my fault
It was you that make my house shake
It was you that made my heart jump
It was you that make my house shake
It was you that made my heart jump

It was you who came my way

*** Thanx a lot to Garg who corrected a mistake ***

I.C.U.

Give me a nutra sweet talking guy
Give an insulation man
Give me a helium kind of boy
Give me anyone

Where did you go?
Where did you go?
Where did you go?
Where did you go?

Give me a nutra sweet talking guy
Who can make me feel real
Like a glucose custard cake
Served on a styrofoam plate

I'm not asking for much
I'm not asking for much, now am i?
I'm not asking for much
I'm not asking for much

Give me a helium kind of boy
Who can blow up my mind
Like a zeppelin into the sky
Like the Hindenburg

I'm not asking for much
I'm not asking for much, now am i?
I'm not asking for much
I'm not asking for much

I'm not asking for much
I'm not asking for much, now am i?
I'm not asking for much
I'm not asking for much

(Fill me up, fill me up, fill me upside down)

(I - see - you)

Give me an insulation man
Who can keep me warm
Holding me snugly in his arms
In an asbestos embrace

I'm not asking for much
I'm not asking for much, now am i?
I'm not asking for much
I'm not asking for much

I'm not asking for much
I'm not asking for much, now am i?
I'm not asking for much
I'm not asking for much

(Fill me upside down)
I'm not
I'm not asking for much
(Fill me upside down)

Where did you go
Where did you go

Just one of those days

I woke up today
In the apartment of a stranger
I was so certain
That it was my own door
That i unlocked last night
But, there may be someone here
Who has disguised all my rooms
All my rooms

Later in the day
A figure came through the door
A shadow that barely nearly touched my body
Then moving its mouth persistently
Open and shut
Open and shut

I'm searching while i'm screaming out to them :
"Now you may come out
Come out
Now you may come out"

As i walk around searching
And wondering whether this may be
A conspiracy by the figure and them
I hear someone laughing
From inside the closet
There's someone in the closet
Someone in the closet

I push the door open
And stare straight into my home
I have found them all

Oh, i'm searching
No longer now
That I can join laughter
Laugh at everything
Now that I can join in

Just one of those days
Just one of those days

Picking up pieces

Picking up pieces, talking loudly...
Picking up pieces, talking loudly...

Pick it all up now,
Put it back in your mouth.
Pick it all up now.

Pick it all up now,
Put it back in your mouth.
Pick it all up now.

And swallow...

Picking up pieces, talking loudly...
Picking up pieces, talking loudly...

You took away my red lips,
And then cut them up in pieces.

So now I can’t kiss the moon,
So now I can’t kiss the moon goodnight.
No longer fly,
Through the clouds.
No longer touch the stars…

Picking up pieces, talking loudly...
Picking up pieces, talking loudly...

I’m lying still,
Waiting.

Completely dried out,
Longing.
Longing,
For the rain
To whip the roof

And make me,
Defenceless…

You took my lips away,
You took my red lips.
You took my lips away,
You took my soft, red lips…

Picking up pieces, talking loudly...
Picking up pieces, talking loudly...

Pick it all up now,
Put it back in your mouth.
Pick it all up now.

Pick it all up now,
Put it back in your mouth.
Pick it all up now.

And swallow...

The cabinet

I'm lying as far out
Towards the edge
As possible
So far out
That i'm almost tripping over
You lie behind me
Your breath is heavy
You're sleeping

There are some screws
That are coming loose
From two holes in the wall
The plaster's sifting down
Resting like sleep-sand in my eyes

There's a cabinet
(Hanging over my bed)
Filled with all my secret things
(Filled with all my secret things)
Every night i lie
(Staring at it)
I'm so afraid that it will fall down
Onto my face

I know what is keeping
My cabinet from falling down

It's very a small bird
Made of ceramics
Fastened by a thread
To the bottom of the cabinet
When you're awake
You play around with it
Then i get so scared
That the thread won't be strong enough

I'm hiding my head under the pillow
Hoping that
The bird won't fly away

There's a cabinet
(Hanging above my bed)
Filled with all my secrets things
(Filled with secret things)
Every night i lie
(Staring up at it)
I'm so afraid that it will fall down

'Cause what if the cabinet
(Were to fall down)
And what if it hit my face
(Would you get frightened by)
The things that you would see
(The things that you would see)
Or would try to mend it
(Would you even try)
There's a cabinet
Hanging above my bed
Filled with secret things

Something written

There was something
Written down
Somewhere.
I don’t quite remember where.
But,
That’s not so important
Now is it

There was something
Written down
Somewhere.
I don’t remember who
Wrote it,
Nor the year.
And I cannot recall
Word
By
Word
What it was.
But,
It brought a feeling of…
It’s difficult
To explain.
But,
I sort of had the
Urge to,
Well,
Write it down.

And perhaps
Even memorize it,
So that
I could
Impress you…

There was something
Written down
Somewhere.
I don’t quite remember where.
But,
That’s not so important
Now is it?

As long as there was something written…

Down!

Strange noises

There were these two people
Living together in a peculiar house
This house was so peculiar
Because it made such strange noises

The couple decided that they had to move
They could no longer stand living with such strange noises
So they packed their bags and
Put on their propeller hats

And so they flew
High above the ocean and forests and mountains
To find a place
Yeah they flew far into heaven to get some peace
To find a place
That would be quiet
So - quiet

But heaven was no permanent place for this silence seeking copule
Because there there were sounds too
Sky sounds
So they left the place
So they left the place

They flew high above the birds and the clouds and the moon
To find a place
They flew far into the universe to get some peace
To find a place
They flew high above the birds and the clouds and the moon
To find a place
They flew far into the universe to get some peace
To find a place
That would be quiet
Absolutly quiet

They flew high above the birds and the clouds and the moon
To find a place
They flew far into the universe to get some peace
To find a place

But everywhere they went there were these sounds
Strange sounds
Somebody else's sounds
And somebody else's sounds are lot worse to live with than one's own

So the couple found that they might as well go back home
They took off their propeller hats and
Descended between the stars

East or west - east or west
Home is best - home is best
East or west - east or west
Home is best - home is best

*** Thanx a lot to Limace who corrected this one ***

The telescope man says

It was a clear blue night
Na na na na
Na na na na na na
We heard a voice

Look up at the sky
And please count the stars for me

One
One

One, ooh so lonely star
Na na na na
Na na na na na na
Clinging to the void

The sky would soon
Have only the moon to shine

Make a wish
Make a wish
Make a wish
Make a wish

Close your eyes
Close your eyes

Everytime a wish comes true
Na na na na
Na na na na na na
A star falls from the sky

You've made
You've made too many wishes
Too many wishes

Only one wish
Star ligt star bright
A wish we may
We wish we might
Have this last wish tonight
We wish for all the stars to shine
To reappear in the sky
Called upon once more by you
So that our children may have wishes too

She collects (stuff like that)

It was getting to be difficult to walk
She was always so close but never right on
And the roads she chose to walk were narrow
Alleys with names
Hard to understand

Her head was dangling back and forth
She wished to lay it down
But it would roll away
So she put her foot down with care
While she leaned on everybody
So as not to fall

And they told her
The latest tattletales

”I collect stuff like that, you’ve got
To have a thing or two to tell”.
She said
While her one lip fell down
From her mouth
She picked it up off the ground
But, when she was to put it
Back in place again,
The lip would fit no more,
The lip would fit no more…

She very rarely blinked her eyes
'Cause it just might happen she would miss out on things
So when she opened both her eyes up wide.
They popped right out
And rolled along
To see just the things she
Wanted to see

”I collect stuff like that, you’ve got
To have a thing or two to tell”.
She said
While her one lip fell down
From her mouth.
She picked it up off the ground
But, when she was to put it
Back in place again,
The lip would fit no more,
The lip would fit no more…

Balloon mood

I am in this mood
It's good, it's the best place to be
I got in
I got in
I got in to the mood
This great big balloon
Carrying me to the sky
Above everything
Above you

Balloon mood
Balloon mood
I'm in a balloon mood

Smiling & waving

*** Thanx a lot to Kimsy for all these lyrics & Linda for corrections ***

Her room

I am in her room
It's I who live here now
I don't know how I got here
There's this man who comes every night

And hour passes
Then i another
Smoking slowly

Her death
Was she already dead
When i came ?
I mean enought to bury

I am in her room
It's I who live here now
I don't know how I got here
There's this man who comes every night

I count my cigarettes

The gown

Robby make me a gown!
So that i can go back
So that that i can go
Into the garden
With cuddly tiger

And do all things
And do all things
And do all things
And do all things

Robby make me a gown!
So that i can go back
'Cause i'm only scared
Of see through

When i am far away
From texture
And the times i allow needles
I feel in one

And that's when i become
Instantly ready

To do all things
To do all things
To do all things
To do all things

To do all things
To do all things
To do a-all things
To do all things

Robby make me a gown!

Spin the context

I lay down beside him
He gives me kisses
Follow the tracks
From another dream

I follow the tracks
And spin the context
I follow the tracks
And spin
I follow the tracks
And spin the context
Into the open

I lay amongst the clouds
Dissolving falling down
Follow the tracks
I promise to send word

I enter the visible world
With a tongue of secrets
I breathe the neon
With a calm, calm, calm, calm fear.

I follow the tracks
And spin the context
I follow I follow
I follow the tracks
And spin
I follow I follow
I follow the tracks
And spin the context
I follow I follow
I breathe the neon
With a calm fear

I follow the tracks
And spin the context
I follow I follow
I follow the tracks
And spin
I follow I follow
I follow the tracks
And spin the context
I follow I follow
I Breath the neon
With a calm fear
I Breath the neon
With a calm fear
I Breath the neon
With a calm fear

Stay tuned

In between
Lost in noise
Somewhere
Somewhere

In between
Got no choice
But to be here
Somewhere
Somewhere
If you can hear me
If you're still there

Stay tuned
There is more to come
Oh
Don't start searching
I'll get back
To you

Riding waves
Trying to reach
Somewhere
Somewhere

Cannot share
This moment with you
I'm particles in the air
You can't see me
But i'm here
So if you can hear me
If you're still there

Stay tuned
There is more to come
Oh
Don't start searching

Stay tuned
There is more to come
Oh
Don't start searching
I'll get back to you
I'll get back to you
I'll get back to you

You know

Did i tell you
Where i went this morning ?
Did i tell you
Where i've been all day ?

You know
Where i go when i'm without you
You know
Behind the sky
The sun is always
Blue
Blue
Blue

Did i tell you
Where i spent my evening ?
Did i tell you
Where i spent last night ?

You know (you know)
Where i go when i'm without you
You know (you know)
Even among the stars
The moon is always
True
True
True
You
Only you
Only you

Did I tell ?

Big mouth

I've got a big mouth
A very big mouth
With a lot of room
For different things

Once i had a whole nice day
A whole nice day
Once i had a whole nice day
Coming out of it

And with that day
Came a lot of friends
A lot of friends
Walked down my tongue

Playing my teeth like a drum
Giving out sound
Of happiness

Hey, i've got a big mouth
(I've got a big mouth)
A very big mouth
(A very very big mouth)
With a lot of room
(A lot of room)
For different things
(For different things)

Once i had a whole big boat
(A big boat)
A whole big boat
(Very very big boat)
Once i had a whole big boat
Coming out of it

Sailing on my spit as I spoke
Telling a joke about this girl
Who sailed away with a lot of friends
On a nice day

It was such a nice day
Oh what a lovely day
Hey, how do you do
How do you do
How do you do it ?

I've got a big mouth
A very big mouth
I've got a big mouth
A very big mouth

I've got a big mouth
(I've got a big mouth)
A very big mouth
(A very very big mouth)
I've got a big mouth
(I've got a big mouth)
A very big mouth
(A very very big mouth)

Giving out sound
Of happiness

The diver

Standing
High above us all
At the edge of
The diving board

Smiling and waving
Before letting himself fall
The faintest splash
As the water engulfed him
It was beautiful to watch
So beautiful to watch

He was propably
The world's best diver
Probably
The world's best diver
He was
The world's
Best
Diver
Probably

Touching the bottom
He pushed away
With both legs

And cut through the surface
Like a fish

The faintest splash
As the water engulfed him
It was beautiful to watch
So beautiful to watch

I stay high above

He was
The world's
Best diver

But he could not swim

It was beautiful to watch
So beautiful to watch

That's all

Emerging
Through water
That's all we know

On hands and knees
Towards the shore
That's all we know

That's all we know
That's all
That's all we know
That's all

And he crawls
To the door
In the warm nurse
Where he walks
For the first time

Surrounded by dry clouds
He is leaving a trail

That's all we know
That's all
That's all we know
That's all

He climbs out of sleep
Holding on to the lamp
By his bedside table
The sunlight feeds
Of his radio

That's all we know
That's all
That's all we know
That's all
That's all we know
That's all
That's all we know
That's all

That's all we know
That's
All

And then

Unpack moments
The girl in a red coat turns

Passing
Entering
Going places

Bring her name
Under the chain of lights
Kneeling down
She throws herself into sound

Passing
Entering
Going places

Seen from above
This is instant living
Seen from above
This is instant living
Seen from above

This is the beginning
Of the night
And memories are watching
As she does the move

They glide through
Holding letters with collected time

Passing
Entering
Going places

Passing
Entering
Going places

Seen from above
This is instant living
Seen from above
This is instant living
Seen from above
This is instant living
Seen from above
At first and then, na-na na-na-na
At first and then, na-na na-na-na
At first and then, na-na na-na-na
At first and then, na-na na-na-na
At first and then, na-na na-na-na
At first and then, na-na na-na-na
At first and then, na-na na-na-na
At first and then, na-na na-na-na

It seems we talk

Low
Ceiling space
Along the restless water

The surface ripples
And words rise
Nearly touching my feet

So slowly
It seems we talk
Not knowing
It seems we talk
So slowly
It seems we talk
Not knowing
I am half inside

*** Thanx a lot to Chiara for this one ***

I Won't Hurt You

I've lost all my pride
I've been to paradise
And out the other side
With no one to guide me
Torn apart by a fiery will inside

I won't hurt you
I won't hurt you
I won't hurt you
I won't hurt you

I'm an untouched diamond
That's golden and brilliant without illumination
You're mouth's a constellation
Stars are in your eyes
I'll take a spaceship
And try and go and find you

I won't hurt you
I won't hurt you
I won't hurt you
I won't hurt you

My pale blue star
My rainbow;
How good it is to know you're like me
Strike me with your lightening
Bring me down and bury me with ashes

I won't hurt you
I won't hurt you
I won't hurt you
I won't hurt you
[repeat]

*** Thanx a lot to Juliet for this one ***

Blinking Blocks Of Light

Climbed up
Into the air
Sat down
Onto the blinking blocks of light

Swung my limbs
Under the shadow
Of my dress
The outside is quiet

*** Thanx a lot to Juliet for this one ***


Briefly Shaking

*** Thanx a lot to Anja Garbarek & Her Website for these lyrics ***

Born that way

Nothing like me
Complete and utter
Dipped in sunshine
I'm born that way
Never any exit wounds
Never forced off the road

Dizzy with wonder

There were buildings here long ago
But now the blade of grass cuts my feet
I proceed with caution and lay low
Just visible through the trees

Breathing carefully I crawl up
Onto the surface of tension
I glimpse the rocks from below
What I see will never be mentioned

Dizzy with wonder
I shake my head to clear the view
With a hunger to know
I come to this place to be close to you

Lit from inside
I go to the switch
I rise quickly from the dark
Through white clouds that I tear apart
Releasing drops of water
All over

Dizzy with wonder
I shake my head to clear the view
With a hunger to know
I come to this place to be close to you

Dizzy with wonder
I shake my head to clear the view
With a hunger to know
I come to this place to be close to you

Dizzy with wonder
I shake my head to clear the view
With a hunger to know
I come to this place to be close to you

Dizzy with wonder
I shake my head to clear the view
With a hunger to know
I come to this place to be close to you

The last trick

From standing to crouching
Silently falling
Falling from nowhere to nowhere
Nothing between
Nothing beyond
Nothing behind the stars

This is the last trick I'll do
Sound can be seen
This is the main title
Briefly shaking

This is the last trick I'll do
Sound can be seen
This is the main title
Briefly shaking

Remain for some time
Down here below
Allowing the doubt to feed upon me
And even the ones
Who've never been
Are climbing the wail up ahead

I get up start crawling
Into the same
Over and over and over again
Smelling the plastic
Smelling the spit
And smelling my own breath

This is the last trick I'll do
Sound can be seen
This is the main title
Briefly shaking

This is the last trick I'll do
Sound can be seen
This is the main title
Briefly shaking

The presence convincing
The most of what I've written is false
I mention this
'Cause I'm talking in the light of what's known
I get out of the sun

This is the last trick I'll do
Sound can be seen
This is the main title
Briefly shaking

This is the last trick I'll do
Sound can be seen
This is the main title
Briefly shaking

This is the last trick I'll do
Sound can be seen
This is the main title
Briefly shaking

This is the last trick I'll do
Sound can be seen
This is the main title
Briefly shaking

This is the last trick I'll do
Sound can be seen
This is the main title
Briefly shaking

All together now
Everybody

Sleep

And it is so strange
With these eyes out into darkness
And it is so strange
All they want to do is sleep
And it is so strange
They want to sleep through silence
And it is so strange
'Cause I am wide awake

And it is so strange
How all this could be over
If you would walk in
If you put me to rest
And it is so strange
That my voice seems to've gone quiet
And even stranger still
That I never will be found

All I want to do
Is to drift away
Hush-a-bye baby
All I want to do is go to sleep
To sleep, to sleep

Shock activities

The street's reaching up to the open window
Too much information leaks in
And shoots up my spine
Lifting my head off the pillow
And the dust rises
When I set my feet on the floor

I breathe in and out while I try to focus
When I feel ok I twist my mouth
To save what little air is left

'Cause it's a question of constructing
An imitation of conditions
It's a question of constructing
An imitation of conditions
To survive, to survive, to survive
This situation, situation, situation
To survive, to survive, to survive
This situation, situation, situation

I keep far away but I'm missing nothing
My eyes are an endless panorama of blue
There's nothing here to block my view
And with a sideways glance
I am shown as much as I want to see

'Cause it's a question of constructing
An imitation of conditions
It's a question of constructing
An imitation of conditions

In full motion
No variation
This need for speed
The notion of convulsion
This seed of greed
Shock activities
Lack of memories
Don't wanna be
Cannot see
Anything wrong with the picture

'Cause it's a question of constructing
An imitation of conditions
It's a question of constructing
An imitation of conditions
To survive, to survive, to survive
This situation, situation, situation
To survive, to survive, to survive
This situation, situation, situation

'Cause it's a question of constructing
An imitation of conditions
It's a question of constructing
An imitation of conditions

It's a question of constructing
An imitation of conditions
It's a question of constructing
An imitation of conditions...

Yes

Yes
I say
I say it softly
I hardly say it
I might not have said it at all

My fellow riders

Pleasantly removed
Into lush darkness
Into the dreamless place
I begin to sing this song

Staying loud enough
To drown out any noise
In presence of strangers
I begin to sing this song

It appears to be done
For the pleasure of the doing
But I'm no better shape
Than my fellow riders

Every now and then
I'm slipping back again
Empty and mortal
I begin to sing this song

My mind is moving fast
Trying to make connections
Taking short-cuts
Noting events

Listing all
Filing away
Along with opinions
Making connections
Taking short-cuts
Noting events

Listing all
Filing away
Along with opinions
Making connections
Taking short-cuts
Noting events...

It appears to be done
For the pleasure of the doing
But I'm no better shape
Than my fellow riders...

Can I keep him

In the end
There was no-one to see
No helicopters in the sky the next day
Or the day after
No-one was searching
'Cause no-one knew he was missing

He followed me home
Can I keep him
He followed me

A pretty boy like you
With hands that could break me in two
But don't
Breaking away gently
Come on
Let's go

He's still warm
And close to me
I can see tears in his eyes
And I feel better

He followed me home
Can I keep him
He followed me

In the end
There was no-one to see
No helicopters in the sky the next day
Or the day after
No-one was searching
'Cause no-one knew he was missing

This momentous day

On this momentous day
Curious seduction
The most striking thing
Changes colour and its shape
Hissing words of no safety any more

On this momentous day
Already in position
So delicate so clean
I forget to leave
And my name has long, long gone

Hey James, if you wish the race is on
Hey James, if you please the chase is on
I'm ready, ready, ready to recall
I'm ready, ready, ready to recall the visual

On this momentous day
The story's in the background
No need to tell
I've got shadows crossing my face
As I run my hands along

On this momentous day
Seems to've cracked wide open
Leaving nothing left to dream
I hear myself scream
Is this land or more sky

Did you notice that we moved
Moved fast
Along this thin strip
Flashing
Do you think we were followed here
Follow me
'Cause there'll be no flight there'll be a killing

Hey James, if you wish the race is on
Hey James, if you please the chase is on
I'm ready, ready, ready to recall
I'm ready, ready, ready to recall the visual
I'm ready, ready, ready to recall
I'm ready, ready, ready to recall the visual

On this momentous day
No effort is made
No visible sign
Of any kind
That this will ever end

Still guarding space

Hums of conversation
Lip glos
One leg crossed
Driven back into this corner

It is the same when I leave
As when I come
On a higher or lower frequency
It means nothing to me

'Cause it's the same when I leave
As when I come
On a higher or lower frequency
It means nothing to me

Watch me turn the volume down
It's always cold before the last day
Still guarding space
Snow piled up by the road to my house

The one time I tried
It was a fine view
Through and across
Then there was restlessness
And in that movement
I dressed in the light from outside

It is the same when I leave
As when I come
On a higher or lower frequency
It means nothing to me

'Cause it's the same when I leave
As when I come
On a higher or lower frequency
It means nothing to me

*** Thanx a lot to Vash64 for this one ***

Word is out

Only for a second do they freeze
It's too easy to do it up here
Just a gentle push
And you'd be over the edge
So they let you slip in and out of sight

There is no moon
There is no breeze
And this won't turn out
The way you please

This place has been crossed many times
Never was there cause for worry
But there's creatures living here now
Who pray on anything that moves

There is no moon
There is no breeze
And this won't turn out
The way you please

Stop and strain your ears
It's scarcely more than a whisper
Still the word is out

You shoot to attention
Recognition is immediate
Answering is an instinctive reaction

There is no moon
There is no breeze
And this won't turn out
The way you please
'Cause no matter what was said
You know you're dead

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