B i o g r a p h y
 (by Official Site)

Beady Belle - a result of collaboration between singer Beate S. Lech and bassist Marius Reksjø who are working together since they were music students in Oslo - is one of the freshest new sounds to come out of the left-of-field music underground of Norway. Beate's voice and dynamic live performances have long been one of the sensations of the Norwegian underground. After graduating from the Norwegian State Academy of Music, she sung with the trip-hop band "Folk & Rovere" recording for Universal in Norway, performed with "Insert Coin" and was lead singer in the jazz project 'Metropolitan' (Sony). She has also collaborated with Bugge Wesseltoft, the famous norvegian guitarist Jon Eberson ("Dreams that went astray") and the Brazz Brothers. Marius studied music at the University in Oslo and was bassist for "Insert Coin" before joining Eivind Aarset's "électronique Noir" band ("Light Extracts", 2001). He has also performed and recorded with Bugge Wesseltoft ("Moving", 2001), The Savage Rose, the norwegian songwriter/singer Jan Eggum and Bobby Hughes Combination ("Nhu Golden Era", 2002). In 1999 Beate was asked by Bugge Wesseltoft to make a record for Jazzland rec. He gave her freedom to make the record she wanted. Beate ment that the best way to really make a record of her own, was to make it completely by her self; composing, arranging, text writing, programming, recording and producing. Since she had a studio at home, she would do as much as possible there, on her own Macintosh computer. After a while Marius contributed more to the creation of the record. Dividing up the labour, Marius took care of the groove elements and Beate was in charge of the melodies, harmonies and lyrics, with some exceptions both ways. Since the work was done in private surroundings, the record was entitled "Home". Most of the recordings were done in Beate's 6 meters flat in Oslo except for the strings, vibraphone and drums, which were done in 'Bugge's room'.

Because of the co-operation between Beate and Marius, the project name "Beate S. Lech" was abandoned and they decided to give it another name. "I came up with Beady Belle", says Beate, "I think it sounds like the name of something beautiful, it's feminine which is why it has now become my stage name as well as the name of the duo project." The transparent quality of Beate's lyrics and the architecture of the songs driven by her haunting voice dovetail neatly with Marius' unique rhythmic grooves and harmonic shading. Home" is a sensuous mosaic of sound that draws on the vast libraries of jazz, pop, techno, d&b and ambient. Like all the best music, "Home" has a spaciousness that opens doors in the mind for audiences to find something new. "To get an idea of what the record is about try 'Loose and Win' and 'Mobile Bubble'", says Beate. "They've got this cool feeling, soulful and funky with a kind of melancholic atmosphere I like." 'Ghosts' - the first track on "Home" - was released as an advance promotional single for the album, and was instantly playlisted by Norway's NRK P3 Radio for several weeks. "Home" was released all over Europe and also in Japan, Korea and Canada during the summer 2001. Later it was also released in Australia. Beady Belle got "European Priority" by Universal International. "I try and lift songs to an ecstatic maximum," says Beate, "so that when the beat is pumping neither the band nor the audience can stand still, they just have to move to the music, dance. Then I just fly over the top with the melody. When I perform live we loosen up the songs, more jazzy perhaps, decide on the spot when to play the verse or the chorus, we feel free to lift the songs or moderate the songs where it feels natural. My role is more than that of a vocalist, I like to participate in the progress of the songs." In April 2003, Beady Belle will be featured in the new concert series "Visons of Jazz". Beady Belle's next album is scheduled for springtime 2003 distributed by Universal.




Home
- 2001-06-18 -

Ghosts
Moderation
Lose & Win
On The Radio (Interlude)
Drawback
Waiting (Interlude)
In A Good Way
Game
Mobile Bubble
Pantile
Consolatory Dance


Cewbeagappic
- 2003-04-07 -

When My Anger Starts Again
Hindsight
Big Balloon
Moja jedyna (Interlude)
One And Only
Shadow
On The Ground
April Fool
The Ambiguous Song (Interlude)
Bella
Who Switched On The Darkness (Interlude)
Wounded Pride
September


Closer
- 2005-06-13 -

Skin-deep
Pillory-like
Goldilocks
Airing
Never mind
Closer
Irony
Stools and rules
Tomorrow


Belvedere
- 2008-03-10 -



Apron Strings
A Touch Of Paradise
Tower Of Lament
Self-Fulfilling
Tranquil Flight
Intermission Music
Viscous Ocean
Boiling Milk
Two-Faced

 At Welding Bridge
- 2010-09-06 -



Diamond In The Rough
Come Home
The Storm
Apple
Runaway Mind
Bird's-Eye View
Turn Back Time
Press Of Canvas

Voyage (Interlude)
Leeway
Ambush
Walk On Air

Cricklewood Broadway
- 2013-01-22 -



Saved
So far So Good
Circlet
Faith
Song For Irie
Party Pooper
My Name On The World
Every Moment
Poppy Burt Jones
Half truth

On My Own
- 2016-09-02 -



Marbles
On My Own
Castle
Bury
Almost
Incompatible
Lost Face
Dear Hope
The Clouds
Traffic In Mumbai

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Home

*** Thanx a lot to Aitairangikaahu for these lyrics ***

Ghosts

I fall into your trashbin once again
Same kind of story
I know what's happened every time before
Still I want more

I wonder who and what I'm fighting for
Maybe it's you
I'm maybe better off oblivious too
While they're having fun with you

I've heard of your ghosts
Why won't they let you go ?
I've heard of your ghosts
Why won't they let us get on with our love ?

I'm coming to your rescue once again
It always happen
Though I don't know what to save you from and why
I never see them come

I've heard that you hang out with your old friends again
Always doing something
What can I do to stop them from hunting you again ?
Disappear into the blues

Moderation

Just a little taste of the Christmas cake
To make sure that she won't be fed up with it
Her passion for treats must be kept alive
The longing for the next Christmas to arrive

Just a little trip on the merry-go-round
To make sure that she won't get sick of it
Her passion for fun must be kept alive
The longing for the next fun-fair to arrive

You said that absence makes the heart grow fonder
I guess that's why you don't see her any longer

Just a little chapter from the fairy tale
To make sure that she won't get tired of it
Her passion for tales must be kept alive
The longing for the next bedtime to arrive

Just a little love in adolescence
To make sure that she won't get hurt by it
Her passion for love must be kept alive
The longing for the next friend to arrive

You said that absence makes the heart grow fonder
I guess that's why you don't see her any longer

Just a little chat on the telephone
To make sure that she won't get broke by it
The passion for your voice must be kept alive
The longing for the day you'll arrive

Lose and win

Don't squeeze the fruit
Don't seize the flower
Don't spoil the seeds
Don't hide your needs

But spread your wings
And drink the spring
Go sing your pain
Go share your gain

So eat the fruit
Admire the flower
Then plant the seeds
Fulfil your needs

Oh, I'm on and off
Oh, I'm out and in
Oh, I laugh and caugh
Oh, I lose and win

Drawback

That's the dark side of obediance
That's the dark side of obediance

When somebody tied my poor dog up
I found that I was totally stuck

I'd trained him not to let out a yelp
That's why he didn't get any help

Nobody came to help in October
Nobody came to help in November
My dog was praiseworthy quiet and sober
So nobody came to help in December

So he laid down now on the doorstep and died
And I'm still sitting here all tied up inside

That's the dark side of obediance
That's the dark side of obediance

In a good way

How am I supposed to say to you
That I'm gonna leave tonight ?
How am I supposed to explain to you
That I never loved you right ?

I will be gone forever
All our connections I sever

Oh, can I possibly hurt you in a good way ?
Oh, can I possibly hurt you in a good way ?

How can I explain the truth to you
and expect you to believe ?
How can I refuse and look down on you ?
How am I supposed to leave ?

I will be gone forever
All our connections I sever

Oh, can I possibly hurt you in a good way ?
Oh, can I possibly hurt you in a good way ?

Game

Little boys and little girls
Playing parts in little worlds
Little girls and little boys
Properties are little toys

Inside the doll's huse the game begins
Girl is the princess and boy's the prince
Feeling secure from the ogre who's sitting in the playground
They've got a jingle in case they fight
That will decide who is wrong or right
Gotta be friends and behave if they both are ever going to be crowned

Boy's got a toy-gun in case of war
And that is just what he's waiting for
Girl rocks her doll's pram pretending the Barbie is a baby
Boy tries his best to be hard and cool
Girl to be soft as cotton wool
Prince is a gentleman and the princess is the finest lady

They know exactly how to play
They know exactly what to say
'Cause they have served their apprentice-ship

Prince wants the princess to watch him fight
She says that she doesn't think it's right
But he wants to show her that she is together with a winner
Outside the doll's house the ogre starts
Shaking the house till it falls apart
Princess and Prince gotta run unless they're gonna be his dinner

Running together with equal goals
Better be home playing with adults
Mum saying: "It's just a game", and they don't have to worry
Inside the kitchen the game begins
Mum is the princess and Dad's the prince
Kids getting bored by watching a copy of the same old story

They know exactly how to play
They know exactly what to say
'Cause they have served their apprentice-ship

Mobile bubble

I'm going forward in a mobile bubble
I am on my way to a blank page
That's where the future is as yet novel
It's coming towards me while I age

I'm going forward in a mobile bubble
And all the shapes I see they grow
And I am greedy and I want to gobble
All the details that come and go

I'm going forward in a mobile bubble
I am on my way to a blank page
That's where the future is as yet novel
It's coming towards me while I age

I'm going forward in a mobile bubble
And all the shapes I see they grow
And I am greedy and I want to gobble
All the details that come and go

In a while the shapes will lose their substance
And I will have to turn around to achieve distance

I'm going backward in a mobile bubble
On my way from the album of memories
While all the mountains seem to turn to rubble
Yesterday's news create the story

I'm going backward in a mobile bubble
I need binoculars to see the history
And all the details they seem to huddle
In to a lump I can't decide or even see

In a while the spirit will retire
And I will have to turn around to achieve desire


I'm going backward in a mobile bubble
On my way from the album of memories
While all the mountains seem to turn to rubble
Yesterday's news create the story

I'm going backward in a mobile bubble
I need binoculars to see the history
And all the details they seem to huddle
In to a lump I can't decide or even see


In a while the shapes will lose their substance
And I will have to turn around to achieve distance

In a while the spirit will retire
And I will have to turn around to achieve desire


I'm going backward in a mobile bubble
On my way from the album of memories
While all the mountains seem to turn to rubble
Yesterday's news create the story
Yesterday's news create the story

Pantile

I am a Pantile
My home's a ridge in your town
I am not fragile until I fall down

I am on firm ground
Though I am nearest to the sky
At night I watch all the stars while I sigh

Oh
I'm by Jove
So high above
The life you live
But I believe
That I am a part

I am on steep ground
My life will end if you shake
And I can feel all the movements you make

In your jig-saw-puzzle
I'm the invisible piece
But when it rains you'll need me to have bliss

Oh
I'm by Jove
So high above
The life you live
But I believe
That I am a part

Consolatory dance

You know that it doesn't matter
You know that I don't care
When we're dancing all together
I don't mind that you're not here

It doesn't matter to me at all
It doesn't matter to me at all

I thought that if you left me
I'd be overdone with grief
But now that you are gone, baby
It is just a great relief

It doesn't matter to me at all
It doesn't matter to me at all

Everybody, everybody, everybody, dance dance dance
Everybody dance all night long

Cewbeagappic

When my anger starts to cry

Hello psychologist, i've come here to talk
There is a thing i need to figure out
And please don't question me cause then i might walk
And will not make out what it's all about

It's my mentality or maybe my heart
And i don't know if i am weak or strong
When someone does me an injustice it starts
Then i turn feeble and my drive is gone

'Cause I start feeling sorry for the nuisances
And I start feeling sorry for myself
And i start feeling sorry for this stupid situation that appears
When my anger starts to cry

What is the reason that I crumble and sigh?
That I don't dare to be the angry one?
The thought of hurting someone just makes me cry
So I avoid opposing anyone

'Cause I start feeling sorry for the nuisances
And I start feeling sorry for myself
And i start feeling sorry for this stupid situation that appears
When my anger starts to cry

'Cause I start feeling sorry for the nuisances
And I start feeling sorry for myself
And i start feeling sorry for this stupid situation that appears
When my anger starts to cry

I feel like a bull in a big arena
With matadors profiting from my death
I know what's to come is distress and pain
As I feel their agitated breath

I'm being scam over and over again
I'm just trying to hide my fright
I know that my passivity will cause me pain
But still I don't dare to fight

'Cause I start feeling sorry for the nuisances
And I start feeling sorry for myself
And i start feeling sorry for this stupid situation that appears
When my anger starts to cry, cry

*** Thanx a lot to Eser & Simon for this one ***

Hindsight

I couldn't see this coming
Until i saw you running - away
I never would expect to fall
And then I realized
I shouldn't be surprised at all
At all

Too late to understand
Too late to be upright
Too late to comprehend
'Cause this is all hindsight
It doesn't make any difference, oh

I should have had presentiment
Anticipate this accident
How could I been so very blind?
I probably denied
What was going on inside your mind
Your mind

Too late to understand
Too late to be upright
Too late to comprehend
'Cause this is all hindsight
It doesn't make any difference

I would not believe
That what i did achieve
Was just to make you leave
But I never did
Care about your need
But now I do indeed

Too late to understand
Too late to be upright
Too late to comprehend
'Cause this is all hindsight
It doesn't make any difference, oh

Too late to understand
Too late to be upright
Too late to comprehend
'Cause this is all hindsight
It doesn't make any difference, oh

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

Big balloon

I'm an expansive, blown up balloon
But my swollen bag contains only gloom
With my last exhalation i sing a dismal tune
I am a big balloon
I am a big balloon
I am a big balloon

I'm a flutterring helium balloon
I will rise up in the air this afternoon
Tonight I'll cause an eclipse of the moon
I am a big balloon
I am a big balloon

You blew me up
You had me punctured
You mended me
Refilled me
Administered
Artificial respiration to me
Now i've forgotten how to breath by myself
I've still got my valve in your mouth, oh
I am a big balloon.
I am a big balloon

I'm a flexible, pliable balloon
With a constantly extended volume
I think I'll explode very very soon
I am a big balloon
I am a big balloon

I'm a hollow, straved balloon
Within me there's a reverberant, empty room
So you have already left me, I assume
I am a big balloon.
I am a big balloon

You blew me up
You had me punctured
You mended me
Refilled me
Administered
Artificial respiration to me
Now i've forgotten how to breath by myself
I've still got my valve in your mouth
I am a big balloon.
I am a big balloon

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

One and only

I don't think it would be right
To call you the one and only
I had many lovers before
I might even have loved them more

I don't think it would be right
To call you the one and only
I cannot tell yet
Coz we have never met

I don't think it would be right
To call you the one and only

I don't think it would be right
To call you the one and only
All I know is that you might be
The reason why I'm lonely

I don't think it would be right
To call you the one and only

I don't think it would be right
To call you the one and only
I cannot tell yet
Coz we have never met

I don't think it would be right
To call you the one and only
All I know is that you might be
The reason why I'm lonely


Polish Part :


Nie jestem pewien
że to tylko ty jesteś moją jedyną
Miałem przecież dużo innych przed Tobą
I czasami wydaje mi się, że kocham je więcej niż ciebie
Nie jestem pewien
że to tylko ty jesteś moją jedyną
Ja jeszcze nie znam prawdy
Przecież cię nie znam
Jeszcze cię nie widziałem
Nie jestem pewien
że to tylko ty jesteś moją jedyną
Wszystko, co teraz chciałbym ci powiedzieć
To jest to
że najprawdopodobniej przez ciebie jestem
Samotny

*** Thanx a lot to Aitairangikaahu & Ola & feanese for this one ***

Shadow

I can see your shadow every night
From the lights of your window
Reflecting on the pavement outside my door

I know when you're crying
I know when you smile
I know when you're sleeping after a while

I know what your movements are
I see when you dance
And I'm a big jealous when you have a romance

Shadow, shadow
Shadow, shadow, shadow

For me you're a shadow
Or maybe a dream
I know that reality is not what it seems

I sit in my window
With a glass of wine
I know that forever you won't be mine

Shadow, shadow
Shadow, shadow, shadow

I can see your shadow every night
From the lights of your window
Reflecting on the pavement outside my door
My door

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

On The Ground

Sorry my Love I can't help you
You're stuck on that mountain I can't
Sorry my dear I can't hear you
Your shouting is simply in vain

You climbed up there yourself
And didn't need us then
Now you lie on your shelf
Crying crying for a friend

But here on the ground we're happy
Doing our everyday things
Playing the games
You hated my Love
The games you rised above

Sorry my Love I can't save you
Air ribbons caused you to run
Sorry my Dear I won't fetch you
That inside is nothing like fun

You said we had nothing to teach you
Claimed it was time to move on
But your head got stucked in deep blue
You wanted it wanted all undone

But here on the ground, we're happy
Doing our everyday things
Playing the games
You hated my Love
The games you rised above
Here on the ground we're happy
doing our everyday things
Playing the games
You hated my Love
The games you rised above

But here on the ground we're happy
doing our everyday things
Playing the games
You hated my Love
The games you rised above
Here on the ground we're happy
doing our everyday things
Playing the games
You hated my Love
The games you rised above

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

April Fool

This is only a paper moon
This is only a toy story
This is all just a cheap cartoon
Yet somehow, somehow I worry

This is only a wind-up car
Only made for costume ball
This is only a candy bar
I guess I'm not drunk after all

It's only an april fool
The truth is disguised
I wish I could stay as cool
When reality bites

This is only a one night stand
So tonight I'm your wonderland toy
Should be easy to understand
You're only, only a fantasy boy

This is only a paper moon
This is only a toy story
All the magic is over soon
And I am, I am so sorry

It's only an april fool
The truth is disguised
I wish I could stay as cool
When reality bites

It's only an april fool
The truth is disguised
I wish I could stay as cool
When reality bites

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

Bella

When bella came home she wasn't recognized
She must have changed a lot she realized
She feels new
She feels strong
She feels young
She can do
What she wants
'Cause her past
Has disappeared

Her life is an open book
With no demands
Bella is grateful for the
Golden chance

To rub off her mistakes
And regrets
From tonight
She'll break loose
From restraints
By starting over

Bella
Bella's at the point of zero
Starting from the outset tonight
Bella struttin' like a hero
Celebrating that she's leaving tonight

Tonight
Tonight

It's like a fairy tale
A time machine
Bella forgets who she has ever been

She's reborn
She's rebuilt and refilled
She is torn
From her past
And tonight
Is her renaissance

Bella
Bella's at the point of zero
Starting from the outset tonight
Bella struttin' like a hero
Celebrating that she's leaving

Bella
Bella's at the point of zero
Starting from the outset tonight
Bella struttin' like a hero
Celebrating that she's leaving tonight

From tonight she can be anyone
But will never take the part of bella
She has no history anymore
She has no present
There is no future behind the door
There is no substance

Bella
Bella's at the point of zero
Starting from the outset tonight
Bella struttin' like a hero
Celebrating that she's leaving tonight

Wounded Pride

I'll kill your peace of mind
And your dignity
Your good name will decline
Incredibility

What I need is revenge
For the wounds you made
This is our delay defense
I punish your betrayel

Who is the victim
Who is a friend
Who is taken prisoner
Who built the fence

I kling to my self-esteem
And will not forgive
Now I know it's spiteful and grim
I pursue to the sea, so

Who is the victim
Who is a friend
Who is taken prisoner
Who built the fence

We've sacrificed everything
What we share is gone
We walk around suffering
All alone

Once it was you and me
We were so much in love
But because of our jealousy
We killed that dove

Now all that's left is our pride
Determined not to forgive
We stubbornly stick to our side
While we forget to live, so

We are the victims
All that's lost
All this malice started
We lost our trust

Agony in me
Misery

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

September

Tonight
There must be people who are gettin' what they want
I let my oars fall into the water
Good for them
Good for them
Gettin' what they want
Gettin' what they want

The night is so still that I
Forget to breathe
The dark air is gettin' colder
Birds are leavin'

Tonight
There are people gettin' just what they need
Tonight
There are people gettin' just what they need

The air
Is so still that it seems to stop my heart
I remember you in a black and white photograph
Taken this time of some year
You were leaving against a half-shed tree
Standing in the leaves the tree had lost

The night is so still that I
Forget to breathe
When I finally exhale it
Takes forever to be over

Tonight
There are people gettin' just what they need
Tonight
There are people gettin' just what they need

Tonight there are people who are so happy
That they have forgotten
To worry about tomorrow

Somewhere people
Have entirely forgotten about tomorrow
My hand trails in the water
I should not have
Dropped those oars
Such a soft wind
Such a soft wind

Tonight
There are people gettin' just what they need
Tonight
There are people gettin' just what they need
Tonight
There are people gettin' just what they need
Tonight
There are people gettin' just what they need

Tonight

Closer

*** Thanx a lot to Rohan for these lyrics ***

Skin-deep

I like the shallow water
I like the open dell
And I prefer the secret
That I'm allowed to tell

I like the happy ending
I like the flying start
And I prefer the carefree
To be light at heart

I don't believe
There's seething under the surface
I don't believe
There're answers behind the obvious
And honestly I speak
With my toungue in my cheek
Beauty is only skin-deep

I like the sugarcoated
I don't think that Nick is old
And I believe that all
That glitter must be gold

I swim tabove the water
Naivety is my friend
The water of forgetfulness
Allows me to pretend

Pillory-like

She roams restlessly about
She wears her sweater inside-out
She's bewildered and led astray
She brought the wrong books for school today

Her black umbrella is opened up
She hasn't noticed the rain has stopped
She talks with people who aren't there
She looks through glasses she doesn't wear

Like melted chocolate ice
Like withered edelweiss
She's winged and yet she flies
Like a naked clown lacking her disguise

She is grateful for the clouceur
But the prize is not for her
She's laid open to attack
When the door locks behind her back

As she waves her magic wand
there's a whisper of despond
She is painfully unaware
That the rabbit isn't there

Goldilocks

Goldilocks sitting in the babe bear's chair
Doubt doesn't ever occur
Goldilocks' eating all the baby bear's porridge
Thinking it's made for her

Goldilocks' sleeping in the baby bear's bed
Simply because she's tired
Goldilocks unaware of dangersahead
Her only guide's desire

A pure belief
All free from detrimental swirl
Colpletely natural naive
She is the centre of the world

Goldilocks' running through the woods tonight
As she runs her locks are getting darker
Goldilocks' running with a riper sight
Goldilocks won't ever go visiting no bears again

Airing

Drapes drawn aside
And doors open wide
So the draught in the room
Clears away your perfume

Your glass is washed
And your music is hushed
I remove every trace
Of your cold embrace

Shed your winter coat
And sow the seeds of vernal sun
Melt water will flow
And irrigate spouts of zest to come

Sandals on feet
Hapscotch boards on the street
And the first ice cream cone
Means at last you're gone

When you're giving in
That's the sure sign of spring
'Seasons cycle' I smile
You'll be back in a while

Never mind

You know better than I
What is strenghtened, what dissolves
You know better than I
What your point of view involves

You know better than I
What can make you satisfied
You know better than I
What you really feel inside

You know better than I
What your mirror image craves
You know better than I
What your self-opinion waives

I know better than you
What refusal has brought on
I know better than you
Sacrifice I've undergone

So this is all you can provide
Just a little bit of thought, little bit of time
Never mind
For me to bear this just won't do
Just a little bit of care, little bit of love
Little bit of you
Never mind

You know better than I
Your order of priority
You know better than I
What you would forgo for me

I know better than you
My intention of my deed
I know better than you
What's undue and what I need

Closer

Closer
Come a little closer
Lend an ear to my secretive, whispering, quiet word

Closer
Still a little closer
What i tell you must in no case go unheard

Delicate, delicate
Clandestine, devoted, forbidden sense
Intimate, intimate
Mysterious, mutual confidence

Closer
Just a little closer
Don't worry, there's no danger, no offence

Closer
Still a little closer
And you'll see my message is simply self-evidence

Irony

What is good when the sun is shining
Is that it won't remain
Every cloud has a silver lining
But I prefer the rain

Leaving loopholes is a state of mind
To never give one's all
Everywinter has a spring behind
But I prefer the fall

When God closes a door he opens a window
When joy embraces your heart it cultivates sorrow
This is the beauty of irony

What makes the foxglove wonderful
Is the virulent sap
Every lamb is dyed-in-the-wool
But I prefer the crap

What is boring in Easy Street Town
The lack of obstacles in the way
Every stair leads you up or down
But I prefer to stay

Stools and rules

What is a present without the wrapping paper
What is a hiding place that's been exposed
What is a clown that doesn't cut a caper
What is a song that's never been composed

What is a book without enclosing cover
What is a letter written with no ink
What is adultery with no secret lover
What is a glass for one who cannot drink

What happens between the two stools
That doesn't fit in the pigeonhole
Is it there the exceptions that prove the rules
Define the things beyond control

What is a mirror that breaks into a thousand pieces
And seven years of bad luck if you've never had such
What is Virgin Mary if she didn't give birth to Jesus
What is a stripper that refuses to undress

What is a pipe dream without a future chapter
What is nostalgia without memories of the past
What is "cops and robbers" if no one is the captor
What is permanence that doesn't last

Tomorrow

This is goodbye
No wonder why
Life will go on tomorrow

Books will be sealed
Hearts will be healed
We will forget our sorrow

This is how we survive
How we know we're alive
Cope with pain of no return

This is the end
Nothing to mend
Life will go on tomorrow

Belvedere

Apron Strings

Can't say that I know you
I'm not acquainted with you yet
Can't say that I miss you
‘Cause we've never really met

But for mysterious reasons
I long for you
I yearn for you
I burn for you

Don't know you by appearance
‘Cause you've never crossed my sight
Your features undiscovered
They never have been brought to light

But for mysterious reasons
I picture you
Envision you
I dream of you

I'm tied to your apron strings
With bonds unconditionally formed
An implicit tie that clings
To a pipe dream yet unborn
To a pipe dream yet unborn

Can't say that I need you
‘Cause you've not been put to use
Can't say that I love you
These feeling are fare too diffuse

But for mysterious reasons
I'm attached to you
Interlocked with you
I belong to you

A touch of paradise

Just a smile on a face
On a cloudy day
Just a wind passing by
With something nice to say
Just a stroke on a cheek
Drying someone's eyes
Could give an idea
A touch of paradise

Just a pat on the back
On downhearted shoulders
The warmth in a look
When it's getting colder
Just the presence of life
For the sparkle that dies
Could give an idea
A touch of paradise

This isn't true
This isn't true
It couldn't possibly be that easy
But what if it is

Just an amiable word
To a losing heart
And a soothing embrace
When it falls apart
Just a chance for a dream
To be realized
Could give an idea
A touch of paradise

Tower of lament

I make my eyes water
And my sight blurs
There's no one to blame
And that's what makes it worse

You offer a solution
And I will complain
My mourning has turned
Into worship of my pain

I pile on the agony
Stack every inch of sadness
I build my tower of lament

I rub the salt properly
Deep into the wound
And I will love heart
Very, very soon

The hurt cuts deeper
And I start to fall
You ask me how to come
But there's no reason at all

Self-fulfilling

Talk of guardian spirits
And you'll have a premonition
Proclaim the good creed
And you'll raise superstition

Talk of food
And you'll crave appetizing flavours
Spread out illusions and you will find flavour

Talk of angels and you'll hear the flutter of wings
Talk of the devil and he appears
Talk of sunshine and a summer day begins
Play the music and you'll be all ears

Talk of heaven
And you'll find reasons to enjoy
Talk of havoc
And you'll be encouraged to destroy

Talk of over-consumption
And you'll go on a splurge
Give cause for alarm
And danger will emerge

Mutual inspiration
And appreciation
Leads to invitation
To collaboration
Could this be a consequence of pure coincidence
Self-fulfilling prophecy or divine providence

Tranquil flight

Tell me a tale
And lull me to sleep
I'll walk into the vale
Of wonderland so deep

Let me escape
To gain upon my hope
And let me through the gate
Into the world of thought

Sleep inducing phrases in your lullaby
Tell me I am airborne, to fairyland I fly
Sit at my bedside just one more time
Stroke me down, give me peace of mind
Rock me till I'm leaving reality behind

Sleepy ideas
Is giving me a drive
My soothing fantasies
The reason I survive

Draw the Venetian blinds
And hide what hurts to see
We're running out of time
Defined by you and me

Intermission music

( Featuring Jamie Cullum )

This is a pause
We're just at half-time
Sequel's the interval's end
We go to break
An intermission
We'll be together again

We take a rest
Just for a moment
Our mutual story goes on
Stay tuned throughout
This interval signal
Promising much more to come

Now I go
But I'm coming back to you
One day I will return
I promise to come if you love me
And I know that you do
I know that you do

Where we leave off
We'll put a bookmark
So that we know where to start
Don't be upset
I won't run away
I've given you all of my heart

Viscous ocean

I'm screaming at the top of my lungs
But no one can hear
I'm searching all the possible places
But no one is there

I jump and wave to call for attention
But no one can see
I'm trapped inside a double-glazed bubble
And can't be set free

A silent film
In slow-motion
Bogged down
In a viscous ocean
A frozen cry
Of pent-up devotion

I run and run with all my strength
Until I drop
Doggedly I'm pulling out
All the stops

But no matter how hard I try
To reach my goal
When I look back I realize
I haven't moved at all

Boiling Milk

In a state of precaution
Minding the straw on the camel's back
Vigilant for the slightest motion
Ready for an unforeseen attack

Playing extra time with sudden death
Red alert at all times
On the watch with bated breath
A stitch in time saves nine

Soft, yet striking
Off-the-cuff, yet in arrears
Silent, yet seething
Fragile, yet fierce
It's like boiling milk

Suddenly it will erupt
No warning whatsoever
This build-up will at last let up
And relieve this strained endeavour

Realizing once again
With a hint of embarrassed guilt
Admitting this effort was all in vain
While cleaning the stove of milk

Two-faced

She's struck by the juggler
Who juggles the balls
Engrossed in all the ascents
And the falls
He jumps and cavorts
Throwing balls in the air
Dividing his focus
His mind, everywhere

She does love the juggler
She is a true fan
Although it's a pity
The juggler's her man
His talent is two-faced
As he breaks his bounds
He runs with the hare
And he hunts with the hounds

She's ready to bow
To the inevitable
Her love held in place
By his bewitching embrace

He plays on the two strings
He has to his bow
The charlatan plays on her
And plays it low
But what can she do
When she's so much in love
Her reason is valued
But passion above

At Welding Bridge

*** Thanx a lot to Maurice for these lyrics ***

Diamond In The Rough

She may look as if butter won't melt in her mouth
But the first glance may sometimes be a blur
I promise you, one day she will head South
And you'll wonder why you didn't stop her

You know appearances are deceptive
You wouldn't judge a book by its cover
So have a closer look, in perspective
Give her another chance to uncover

Her opening night
Won't be love at first sight
She will aim and miss
In the preliminaries
The premiere fails
And the reviewers bewail
There'll be no encore
'Cause you're not begging for more

She may seem self-righteous and holier-than-thou
She may sound like she has all the answers
But beyond she may feel just a bit anyhow
She may be an insecure ropedancer

All you'll end up with are trifling ephemeras
If you keep giving up at the frist go
So don't you concede so easily and bypass
The obstacles covering the grace below

Her opening night
Won't be love at first sight
She will aim and miss
In the preliminaries
The premiere fails
And the reviewers bewail
There'll be no encore
'Cause you're not begging for more
But the first impression doesn't say enough
She's a diamond, a diamond in the rough

All you'll end up with are trifling ephemeras
If you keep giving up at the frist go
So don't you concede so easily and bypass
The obstacles covering the grace below

Her opening night
Won't be love at first sight
She will aim and miss
In the preliminaries
The premiere fails
And the reviewers bewail
There'll be no encore
'Cause you're not begging for more

Her opening night
Won't be love at first sight
She will aim and miss
In the preliminaries
The premiere fails
And the reviewers bewail
There'll be no encore
'Cause you're not begging for more

There will be no encore
'Cause you're not begging for more
She's a diamond in the rough

Come Home

I cover my ears as I'm dropping the pin
In desolate silence any needle will din

Come home
Come home

Suddenly stillness is menacing now
And all this emptiness pressing somehow

Come home
Come home

The hours move
At a creep
What can I do
All ardour is put to sleep
I twiddle my thumbs
In fidgety rest
The air has become
Stagnant in my chest

My pitiful pasttime has no axe to grind
The void left behind you is pervading my mind

Come home
Come home
Come home
Come home
Come home
Come home

Come home

The Storm

There's a storm in my glass of water
Should have had it reinforced
The winds blow from all quarters
Stirs up every watercourse
I'm afraid the glass will shatter
And the pieces will cut me like knives
Still I believe that this matters
I drink water for dear life

If I empty this glass I surrender
But the water flows more and more
The persistently pouring bartender
Tells me I'm uncalled-for
With both my hands I protect
This tempestuous fragility
But my glass is already wrecked
It's the storm's sweeping victory

So much ado about nothing -- I know
So much ado about nothing
But I can't skip it, I cannot let go
'Cause this nothing is tied to my heartstring

This is all just a petty affiar
You might call it a standing joke
But the storm in my glass could appear
To have felled the greatest oak
What is vital or of no moment
Is only for me to decide
So here I am mending the fragments
Of a trifle once dignified

So much ado about nothing -- I know
So much ado about nothing
But I can't skip it, I cannot let go
'Cause this nothing is tied to my heartstring

To my heartstring
To my heartstring
To my heartstring

So much ado about nothing -- I know
So much ado about nothing
But I can't skip it, I cannot let go
'Cause this nothing is tied to my heartstring

There's a storm in my glass of water
There's a storm in my glass of water (There is a storm)
There's a storm in my glass of water (There is a storm)
There's a storm in my glass of water (There is a storm)
There is a storm...

Apple

I'm windfall left behind on the lawn
Hoping to be picked up by someone
not too fastidious, not too hard to please
I might be a bit decayed, but hey, that's how it is
Your desire for fruit will not be foiled
You can pick out the parts that are spoiled
I promise I'll make a good apple pie

Runaway Mind

I'm hanging upside down in an apple tree
Watching all the apples hover over me
I'm hanging upside down in an apple tree

I've turned the inside out in the pouring rain
Soaking wet umbrellas open all in vain
I've turned the inside out in the pouring rain

Lucid and sharp, head in the clouds
Crocodile tears, happy and proud
Defenseless as a lamb, alert as a lion
Up and down mood, runaway mind

I know the opposite of yin and yang
But can't tell the difference between right and wrong
I know the opposite of yin and yang

I'm reading backwards, letters you left behind
Finding hidden messages between the lines
I'm reading backwards, letters you left behind

Lucid and sharp, head in the clouds
Crocodile tears, happy and proud
Defenseless as a lamb, alert as a lion
Up and down mood, runaway mind

Up and down mood, runaway mind
Run-run-runaway mind
Runaway

Bird's Eye View

You showed me the writing on the wall
I just wanted to erase it all
Wipe out all the traces from the stage ahead
Curtain down

Now I don't want to witness the next scene
or conduct myself to what has been
I just want to raise my head towards the sky
and move on

I fly away
I fly away
I fly away
I fly, I fly
I fly away

From the sky I have a bird's eye view
of a world proceeding without you
I realize I need to find a new square one
to touch down

I fly away
I fly away
I fly away
I fly, I fly
I fly away

I fly away
I fly away
I fly away
I fly, I fly
I fly

I fly away
I fly away
I fly away
I fly, I fly
I fly away

Fly away
I fly away
I fly

Turn Back Time

As I touched the rose all the petals fell off
And the stem stood there naked wittingly exposed
The perfect composition wasn't there anymore
The sublime masterpiece scattered out on the floor

The pitiable sight of the fragmented bloom
As a smell of decay suddenly filled the room
Irreversible and oh so irremediable deed
Despite self-reproach I'm a broken reed

Why couldn't I have just enjoyed the beauty
Why couldn't I have just left it alone
How could I destroy something so wonderfully made

Now the season of blossom is gone
How I wish I could turn back time
How I wish you'd still be mine

However I trumpet the blame that I take
The sorry word doesn't work on this mistake
So I'll sweep up all the petals lying on the floor
And I'll empty the dustpan as I lock the door

Why couldn't I have just enjoyed the beauty
Why couldn't I have just left it alone
How could I destroy something so wonderfully made

Now the season of blossom is gone
How I wish I could turn back time
How I wish you'd still be mine

Press of Canvas

I watch your attempts of leaving
As you meander outside my coast
But I've got what you need for heaving
The anchor and burn our boats

Ironically I've got the sail
You need to get off my shore
This canvas of self-betrayal
Will take you away forevermore

I hope against hope, all the way
I avoid the misericord
I pray that you, at the end of the day
Will invite me onboard

On the one hand I want you to come to me
To be near you one last day
On the other it's painful the closer you'll be
To hoist sails and go far away

The tighter the rope, the looser the knot
Inescapable, but what though
The bait that dispels you is all that I've got
I'm the reason that you go

I hope against hope, all the way
I avoid the misericord
I pray that you, at the end of the day
Will invite me onboard

I hope against hope, all the way
I avoid the misericord
I pray that you, at the end of the day
Will invite me onboard

I hope against hope, all the way
I avoid the misericord
I pray that you, at the end of the day

Will invite me
Invite me
You will invite me on board

Leeway

I'm not afraid of distance
I'm not afraid of space
The road of least resistance
Isn't always the wisest way

I'm not afraid of leeway
All wings need room to fly
If credence has no free play
Then on who can you rely?

Doesn't matter if you wave goodbye
Doesn't matter if you don't reply
Doesn't matter if you come
Doesn't matter if you go
If you'll walk by my side
Doesn't matter if you're on your way
To enticing places far away
All I ask for is to join you on the ride

But distance and indifference
Are not to be confused
I ask for your heart's presence
So that my love ventures to let loose

Doesn't matter if you wave goodbye
Doesn't matter if you don't reply
Doesn't matter if you come
Doesn't matter if you go
If you'll walk by my side
Doesn't matter if you're on your way
To enticing places far away
All I ask for is to join you on the ride

I'll give you scope
I'll give you latitude
If there's a hope
That you will include
Me in your future plans
And in your restless heart
Then hold my trembling hands
Before we come apart

Doesn't matter if you wave goodbye
Doesn't matter if you don't reply
Doesn't matter if you come
Doesn't matter if you go
If you'll walk by my side
Doesn't matter if you're on your way
To enticing places far away
All I ask for is to join you on the ride

Doesn't matter if you wave goodbye
Doesn't matter if you don't reply
Doesn't matter if you come
Doesn't matter if you go
If you'll walk by my side
Doesn't matter if you're on your way
To enticing places far away
All I ask for is to join you on the ride

I'm not afraid of leeway

I'm not afraid of distance
I'm not afraid of space
I'm not afraid of leeway

I'm not afraid of the distance
Oh baby, I'm not afraid of space, no
I'm not afraid of leeway

Not afraid of leeway

Ambush

I fall into an unarmed ambush
Every time you cross my mind
I'm simply caught unaware when push
Comes to shove, like I'm double-blind

My integrity slips through my fingers
And suddenly I don't know the ropes
I lose my grip when I'm put through the wringer
Like a slippery bar of soap

You make me nervous
You make me shy
I'm acting stupid
I don't know why
I lose control
I lose my mind
And all the words I try to find

I feel like a lady-in-waiting
A courtier to the great queen of fools
All my efforts at figure skating
Turns to wobbling on frozen pools

You make me nervous
You make me shy
I'm acting stupid
I don't know why
I lose control
I lose my mind
And all the words I try to find

Owing to my trembling instability
My appearance to you is a sham
All I want is, all sincerity
Just to show you who I am

You make me nervous
You make me shy
I'm acting stupid
I don't know why

You make me nervous
You make me shy
I'm acting stupid
I don't know why

I lose control
I lose my mind
And all the words I try to find

Walk On Air

What was it about your look that made me melt
What was it about your touch that made me shiver
What was it about you that always felt
Like I had no arrow left in the quiver

What was it about your vision that led the way
What was it about your promise that felt true
What was it about you that made me say
That I couldn't live a day without you

I'm a hopeless addict still hooked on
Your intoxicant, it won't disappear
I just lose my footing when I try to run
'Cause I still, still walk on air

How come the burden you threw onto me
Never knocked me down but made me soar
How come I'm aware of the injury
Yet I find myself asking for more

I'm a hopeless addict still hooked on
Your intoxicant, it won't disappear
I just lose my footing when I try to run
'Cause I still, still walk on air

I walk
I walk on air
Walk on air

I ask for more and more and more
And more

Cricklewood Broadway

*** Thanx a lot to Maurice for these lyrics ***

Saved

I came to your rescue
Took you out of this place
Where there's neither patience nor pity

Nothing will last
And nobody stays
In this fleeting and shallow city

Here people expect
Their lovers, their friends
Their children and even their god

To arrive
At little cost and time
Just to have what's trendy and mod

And God forbid
If you're out of step
What would happen then
You gotta join the dance
Get your ass on the floor
Success is your only friend
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
But I saved you
I saved you from this place
I freed you
From this foolish race

To another dance
For another chance
You simply couldn't stay
So you had no say

But I saved you
In my own way

Here people will gladly
Exchange your faith for sex
And all sex for power

And the greatest concern
At the end of the day
Is to end up as a wallflower

And God forbid
If you're out of step
What would happen then
You gotta join the dance
Get your ass on the floor
Success is your only friend

But I saved you
I saved you from this place
I freed you
From this foolish race

To another dance
For another chance
You simply couldn't stay
So you had no say

But I saved you
In my own way

I don't know if you ever thank me
If you even call it a rescue
But if I asked you ahead you wouldn't agree
So I made the decision for you

Someone would call it abduction
An encroachment upon your free flow
But my love gave me the instructions
I just couldn't let you go

But I saved you
I saved you from this place
I freed you
From this foolish race

I saved you
I saved you from this place
I freed you
From this foolish race

I saved you
I saved you from this place
I freed you
From this foolish race

To another dance
For another chance
You simply couldn't stay
So you had no say

But I saved you
In my own way

So Far So Good

Everyone grows older
Everything must change
Everybody knows we're gonna die

Everything goes over
The great dividing way
Everything's forgotten in a while
We might as well enjoy while we're alive

Fire the salutes
Put cherry on the cake
Bubbles in our glasses
Cheers for heaven's sake

So far so good let's celebrate this stage
Nobody knows what's to come
So far so good before we turn this page
Let's drink a toast to everyone
Who's taken part in this journey so far and so good
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Everyday is always
Life is past recall
Time is what goes faster as we age

So what's the point of living
If we don't live at all
If presence disappears into the void
Give life enough excuses to be enjoyed

Fire the salutes
Put cherry on the cake
Bubbles in our glasses
Cheers for heaven's sake

So far so good let's celebrate this stage
Nobody knows what's to come
So far so good before we turn this page
Let's drink a toast to everyone
Who's taken part in this journey so far and so good

So let's applaud today
Before it's yesterday
We make a sermon on something we have chosen to be
Sufficient reason to
Mark the occasion
Right now the alibi
We need to celebrate and enjoy

So far so good let's celebrate the stage
Nobody knows what's to come
So far so good before we turn this page
Let's drink a toast to everyone

So far so good let's celebrate the stage
Nobody knows what's to come
So far so good before we turn this page
Let's drink a toast to everyone
Who's taken part in this journey so far and so good

Circlet

Nothing surprises, nothing changes
Everything makes a narrow loop
Nothing ever rearranges
Everyone sticks to the same group

Always the same mouths talking
Same stories over again
Always the same feet walking
Everything is the same

It's all about sedentary time
And the brazen amount of it
Absence of any deadline
That would have pushed just a little bit

Things are only retold
Remembered repeated recalled
Endless reiterations
Of every cock and bull sensation

Always the same familiar faces
Nothing to expect, nothing to fear
Everyone sits in their usual places
Everyone drinks their usual beer
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
It's all about safe ground
A haunt for the like-minded
Clean for any challenges around
Blind leading like-blinded

Things are only retold
Remembered repeated recalled
Endless reiterations
Of every cock and bull sensation

Things are only retold
Remembered repeated recalled
Endless reiterations
Of every cock and bull sensation

Things are only retold
Remembered repeated recalled
Endless reiterations
Of every cock and bull sensation

Faith

Faith is such a hard bone to achieve
And that easy to lose
I'm no longer sure what to believe
Or what to decide or choose

The more lucky and blessed I feel on Earth
The more respect for the sacred
The more I loathe in mundane pleasures
The more my prayers sound faked

This is my body and soul
And they both need fuel to shine
But I'm blinded by the glare
And dazzled by the light
So it's hard to find my own line

Faith
Can detain
Faith
Can slake your thirst
But you gotta believe in what you're drinking first
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
What if the flesh is willing while the spirit's weak
What would I then prefer
If the triumph of mind over matters all
To speak and the ending fades to a blur

What do I really have if I lose my soul
Will my appetite be oppressed
If there no longer is a final goal
Will I respect the process

This is my body and soul
And they both need fuel to shine
But I'm blinded by the glare
And dazzled by the light
So it's hard to find my own line

Faith
Can be tamed
Faith
Can explain

Faith

Faith
Can slake your thirst
But you gotta believe in what you're drinking first

Song For Irie

Whatever you say bursts like genius into centuries of silence
Whatever you learn, there's a new branch in decades of science
Whatever you touch is the first stroke of its kind
Whatever you create is derived from your own mind
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
But what can I see about the green in your eye
What can I say about youth
The answers that I might find in my heart
Isn't necessarily your truth

Off you go
On your way
With your black and white keystone
It's a blessing and a curse
That you must walk this path alone

Whatever you believe is not formed by faith but certainty
Whatever you see is the actual view of reality
Whatever you think is the first time such a thought's been think
Whatever you drink, you're the first one to get drunk

But what can I see about the green in your eye
What can I say about youth
The answers that I might find in my heart
Isn't necessarily your truth

Off you go
On your way
With your black and white keystone
It's a blessing and a curse
That you must walk this path alone

To finally ask the question
"What is really right or wrong?"
So, I watch you from here
I won't come too near
you can go anywhere
Dear Irie, take care

Off you go
On your way
With your black and white keystone
It's a blessing and a curse
That you must walk this path alone

Off you go
On your way
With your black and white keystone
It's a blessing and a curse
That you must walk this path alone

Party-Pooper

You don't believe in my stories
You don't believe in my dreams
And when I explain how I see things
You think I misunderstood what it means

You don't recount/regard my advices
My point of view is pass�
You find my opinion invalid
You won't even consider my way

Still you hold me responsible
For the spoke in your wheels
But what I aim to do is provide you a bike
So put your own hands on the handlebars
And go ahead and ride, baby ride wherever you like
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I won't stop you
I'll be watching from the sidelines
Won't prevent you
But if I see you go to hell
I'll go with you

You find my experience threatening
Like it nips all the fun in the bud
In your eyes, I'm the party-pooper
I'm the joykilling stick in the mud

And yes, I do have some experience
That's exactly what keeps me awake
'Cause I know that my lot in life is
To let you make your own mistakes

Still you hold me responsible
For the spoke in your wheels
But what I aim to do is provide you a bike
So put your own hands on the handlebars
And go ahead ride, baby ride, wherever you like

I won't stop you
I'll be watching from the sidelines
Won't prevent you
But if I see you go to hell
I'll go with you

I won't stop you
I'll be watching from the sidelines
Won't prevent you
But if I see you go to hell
I'll go with you

My Name On The World

Look at me
Make way for me
Look at me
Remember me
Look at me
So naturally

I want to write my name on the world
So I carve it into a stone
I presume, I take the liberty
Establishing a territory
Just to have a preserve of my own
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
The Englishmen named all the streets
In Carroll after their wives
They presumed, they took the liberty
Establishing a territory
A matter of cause is the right to deprive

Look at me
Make way for me
Look at me
Remember me
Look at me
So naturally
I've written my name on the world

Look at me
Make way for me
Look at me
Remember me
Look at me
So naturally
I've written my name on the world

The Americans shoved their flag in the moon
Penetrating copyright
Presuming, taking liberty
Establishing a territory
I wonder if they left it there in the moonlight

Look at me
Make way for me
Look at me
Remember me
Look at me
So naturally
I've written my name on the world

Look at me
Make way for me
Look at me
Remember me
Look at me
So naturally
I've written my name on the world

Look at me
Make way for me
Look at me
Remember me
Look at me
So naturally
I've written my name on the world

Look at me
Make way for me
Look at me
Remember me
Look at me
So naturally
I've written my name on the world

Every Moment

White stone and altar, no people anywhere
A marble madonna watching on the side
Historic names engraved in the floor everywhere
Supernaturally cold on the outside

Outside she is frozen, rooted to the sweat
Inside she is running down the street
On the outside, quite indifferent, like a mechanized robot
But oh, she feels the thundering of her desperate heartbeat
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Every moment happens twice
Inside and outside
Every moment happens twice
Every moment happens twice
Twice

And there are two different histories
And there are two histories

Outside she can feel his fingers at her breast
Her mind spins around on a carousel
On the outside, she is captured, unable to protest
Inside, a million muscles urging to repel

Suddenly, outside, the world begins to shake
Crumbling walls and cracking pillars fall apart
As the world collapse over her, she's cold and wide awake
Shedding tears of relief from the bottom of her heart

Every moment happens twice
Inside and outside
Every moment happens twice
Every moment happens twice
Twice

And there are two different histories
And there are two histories

Poppy Burt-Jones

Poppy Burt-Jones
You know what I mean
Poppy Burt-Jones
Say no more, say no more
Poppy Burt-Jones
Oh yeah
Poppy Burt-Jones
All right

The more tempting the forbidden the more illegal to give in
I made myself a salad of the sweetest seductions I long for
I'm in the middle of a harvest festival where I gorge myself with sin
There are so many of them now, I'm not regretting any more

The more reasons there are there to sin, the smaller the sin is
I've tons of reasons to continue in the direction I've already started
I've no will at all to stop, and no wish to relinquish
I'm totally within my right to delighted and light-hearted
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Poppy Burt-Jones
You know what I mean
Poppy Burt-Jones
Say no more, say no more
Poppy Burt-Jones
Oh yeah
Poppy Burt-Jones
All right

The more thorough thinking, the more likely this goes down the drain
So kiss me, kiss me, kiss me before this blessed moment has passed
I'm an innocent sufferer of elemental forces; I am not to blame
I can't avoid what's all-embracing, it cannot be bypassed

Poppy Burt-Jones
You know what I mean
Poppy Burt-Jones
Say no more, say no more
Poppy Burt-Jones
Oh yeah
Poppy Burt-Jones
All right

Poppy Burt-Jones
You know what I mean
Poppy Burt-Jones
Say no more, say no more
Poppy Burt-Jones
Oh yeah
Poppy Burt-Jones
All right

Half-Truth

I can't be worrying worrying all the time about the truth
I have to worry 'bout the truth that can be lived with
The naked truth is undisguised and barefacedly ruthless
So I pick out the worries I can cope with

I can't be facing the reality with my eyes skinned
The truth is meant to be refined, not taken raw
So don't worry me with worries I have chosen to present
On my doorstep, every time I come and go
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
And that is the difference between
Losing your marbles, drinking the salty sea
Or swallowing the fresh water
From the streams

It's a thin line between turquoise and green
Every moment has a different shade
I color my poor trail with tones in between
Cherishing illusions I made

With one leg in the future and the other in the past
I face the now that I am able to inhale
The truth I chose to speak of is the one I want to last
A partial half-truth, that's allowing me to fail

And that is the difference between
Losing your marbles, drinking the salty sea
Or swallowing the fresh water
From the streams

It's a thin line between turquoise and green
Every moment has a different shade
I color my poor trail with tones in between
Cherishing illusions I made

On My Own

Marbles

I stand in the gully upright and solely
A concrete ground slopes down to my spot
There's only one way out of here and that's up
I'm in good spirits, now it's all up to me
I'm ready to move, and it's my responsibility

Positive, from this point
No high cliffs to fall off
Positive, from this point
A steady rise towards the sky
From this point I'll start to walk up
And then I'll fly

But what do I hear in the distance
What is that twirling sound
Seems like somebody is pouring marbles all around
Marbles from every corner, roll towards me
Marbles, more and more, roll against me
Marbles, everywhere, roll beneath me
Help and participate instead of copy and paste
Now glossy, smooth pellets
Under my feet
Are challenging my pleased conceit
Bang!

Arms and feet too slow to use
Head hits the ground, smash!
Ouch!
Without defense my body slings into a crash
Splash!
Marbles bounce all over the place
Like bullets with no aim
Shush!
They spread out and they're gone
It's the end of this faltering game

I arise in the gully, slowly but surely
Bewildered and caught off my guard
The stiff and sore pain in my back is so hard
Yet more important, the relief, indeed
At last I am on firm ground, and I am ready to proceed

Positive, from this point
The marbles are all gone
Positive, from this point
I can still see the sky
From this point again I'll walk up
And then I'll fly

But as I look into the distance
I hear the same twirling sound
Sounds like there still are lots of marbles around
Marbles from every corner, roll towards me
Marbles, more and more, roll against me
Marbles, everywhere, roll beneath me
Bang!

Arms and feet too slow to use
Head hits the ground, smash!
Ouch!
Without defense my body slings into a crash
Splash!
Marbles bounce all over the place
Like bullets with no aim
Shush!
They spread out and they're gone
It's the end of this faltering game

They keep on rolling
And cause me to fall
Keep on rolling
They're just forced by gravity after all
Keep on rolling
So I lay down against the gully ground
Keep on rolling
And crawl amongst the marbles all swarming around
Keep on rolling
I have finally left credulity behind
I'm actually moving forward, at least in my mind
Bang!

Arms and feet too slow to use
Head hits the ground, smash!
Ouch!
Without defense my body slings into a crash
Splash!
Marbles bounce all over the place
Like bullets with no aim
Shush!
They spread out and they're gone
It's the end of this faltering game

On my own

I walk through every season
To the point with the perfect view
Boundlessness in all directions
Swiftly drifting clouds
From the distance
Perhaps it's going to rain
That is fine with me

From here I can see the place
Where your house used to be
I hear the sound of church bells crying
Every moment we are dying
Just a little bit more
Than the day before

On my own
I'm on my own
I'm on my own

The scent of heather moors
Holds the memory of our first kiss
I draw my breath and smile at the mellow
Sunset dressed in leaves of yellow
Showing the way back home
Though I choose to carry on
Help and participate instead of copy and paste
I'm on my own
I'm on my own
I'm on my own

I rest on the velvety moss
In some hours the sun will rise
And I will walk into tomorrow
With further spirit, farther sorrow
And then I will pass through
The point with the perfect view

Castle

What am I supposed to do
When what I'm gonna give is empty
Everything was meant for you
I always thought I would have plenty

How can anything go on
I look out at the leafless branches
Remembering the dreams forgone
I realize I blew my chances

All that was supposed to come
As natural circulation
As the pendulum's intrinsic metronome
As an everlasting re-narration
Help and participate instead of copy and paste
Was false security
A loss of energy
No liability
I've built a castle in the air

Happiness was somewhere else
But I'd gotten everything I wanted
I never really strained myself
But taken everything for granted

Unconcerned, naive and blessed
Inside the wave that I was riding
And suddenly there's nothing left
Of what I thought was everlasting

All that was supposed to come
As natural circulation
As the pendulum's intrinsic metronome
As an everlasting re-narration

Was false security
A loss of energy
No liability
I've built a castle in the air
In the air, in the air

Was false security
A loss of energy
No liability
No responsibility
No reliability
No verity
Just Gaudy Finery

Bury

I bury my head in the sand
As occurrences pass me by
But the fluttering ostrich feathers around
Don't expose the fact, they belie

It's a prejudice that I hide
From a truth too heavy in hand
I'm actually searching for answers
That might hide in the sand

So I bury my head in the sand
And I keep it there for a while
At the end of the day I might understand
Why there's plenty of sand in my teeth when I smile
Help and participate instead of copy and paste
I search inside the swallowed pride
Eyes open wide
I'm facing reality
What is to be remains to see
I will not hide
I'm facing reality

Perhaps I'm in a stun
Escaping the nuisance call
Perhaps I'm a craven who cut and run
Avoiding the writing on the wall

But if the answer is far beyond
All we've been considering
Then I'll have to look places out of line
Unattaching the shortcoming strings

So I bury my head in the sand
And I keep it there for a while
At the end of the day I might understand
Why there's plenty of sand in my teeth when I smile

I search inside the swallowed pride
Eyes open wide
I'm facing reality
What is to be remains to see
I will not hide
I'm facing reality

I search inside the swallowed pride
Eyes open wide
I'm facing reality
What is to be remains to see
I will not hide
I'm facing reality

Almost

Almost visible
Underneath your veil
Diaphanous

Almost touchable
Behind your pellicle
Impervious

Almost audible
Significant words
Put together

Yet inexpressible
Do we really talk with one another
Can you see through this mantle of air
That I'm right here next to you
Or are you all by yourself in there

I wish I could reach you
I wish I could caress you
I wish I could decipher the mysterious code
I wish I could access your innermost abode
Help and participate instead of copy and paste
Almost true
When balanced to the feel
Almost you
Within your shelter, it's for real

Can you see through this mantle of air
That I'm right here next to you
Or are you all by yourself in there

I wish I could reach you
I wish I could caress you
I wish I could affect you
I wish I really knew you
I wish I could decipher the mysterious code
I wish I could access your innermost abode

Please give me a sign if I'm getting to you
If my presence makes a difference or not
If my approach in any way affects you
Do you want me to keep on or to stop

Incompatible

My path points to opposite directions
My dreams rise to unreachable dimensions
I don't fit into any expectations
My needs urge for impossible desires

While I keep quenching the never ending fires
Patronizing what ever still admires
What I hunt is what nobody aspires
And what I want is what nobody provides

I don't belong where I'm supposed to
I don't suppose that I belong to
Where I want to be

I live where I never feel at home
Reaching for a light that is all gone
In togetherness is where I'm more alone
What I hunt is what nobody aspires
And what I want is what nobody provides

I don't belong where I'm supposed to
I don't suppose that I belong to
Where I want to be

My clever system appears to be a mess
As I assemble incompatible pieces
And the significant answers in the purposeless
Constantly wishing for the hopeless

I don't belong where I'm supposed to
I don't suppose that I belong to
Where I want to be
Help and participate instead of copy and paste
I don't belong where I'm supposed to
I don't suppose that I belong to
I don't belong where I'm supposed to
I don't suppose that I belong to
Where I want to be

Lost face

Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce
The face that I'm about to lose
I'll change it into something new
To give myself a different view

My ex-eyes could only see the world from behind
Someone else crossing the finish line
Reminding me, that in this race
I'll always be out of place

I put my lost face on a pedestal
So have a close look at it now
Remember what appears incapable
Is not what you see, but how

My ex-ears could only hear the urging word
“Pull yourself together, follow the herd”
Like a threatening flick of a whip
Knowing I'll always be inadequate

My ex-mouth could only make fake, phony boasts
Glossing over what I feared the most
The truth exposed, I'd dropped behind
Excuses I couldn't find
Help and participate instead of copy and paste
I put my lost face on a pedestal
So have a close look at it now
Remember what appears incapable
Is not what you see, but how

So Ladies and gentlemen, I have given up
‘Cause my winning streak was to stop
Measuring strength in a common game
My answers are outside the frame

I put my lost face on a pedestal
So have a close look at it now
Remember what appears incapable
Is not what you see

Oh, I put my lost face on a pedestal
So have a close look at it now
Remember what appears incapable
Is not what you see, but how
But how...

Dear Hope

Dear Hope
I wish I knew you better
I wish I knew your true identity
Your sense of humor, your vulnerability
What makes you feel strong
What makes you feel spineless and small
Do you really make sense at all

Dear Hope
My bright cynosure in the distance
You are in a blur sometimes
But I can feel you're there somewhere
Calling for me by my name
Knowing so well I will restlessly
Keep on striving for you constantly

Dear Hope
Sometimes I feel so lost
I don't understand your message
Seems like you speak another language
Like you call for someone else
You make me doubt you were meant for me
And cast a shadow of jealousy

Sometimes, I wish you left me alone
I wish you turned off the pursuing light
So the darkness would keep you out of sight
And out of mind
Left with quiet serenity
Dejected yet in harmony
Help and participate instead of copy and paste
I know that Dream lives in your neighborhood
I know that Faith is in your driveway
But what I'm counting on is you, dear Hope
Please let me know where you live

Dear Hope
If I only knew you better
It would be easier to feel patience
While longing for your presence
When you tell me the truth
Just say it as I knock on your door
Are you really worth striving for

The Clouds

I travel by air, in the window seat
On my way to a open place
I'm going far, far away to meet
An old friend face to face

An enticing cotton-wool ocean beneath
Invites me to dive into it
But I'm aware that underneath
A grey chagrin waits to hit

White, soft, shining, true
You know, this is reality too
This is the meaning of love
I look at the clouds from above

A glimpse of white horses on heavy sea
As the plane starts to land
A solemn grasp of what's expecting me
Prepared to declare my hand
Help and participate instead of copy and paste
I always ran from the overcast, sorry plight
And then gradually lost what I was fond of
Now I sense the friction essential for light
'Cause I've looked at the clouds from above

White, soft, shining, true
You know, this is reality too
This is the meaning of love
I look at the clouds from above

Please forgive my long and winding voyage
To a place so close to the heart
Dear friend, I will not avoid the challenge
I only need a fresh start

White, soft, shining, true
You know, this is reality too
This is the meaning of love
I look at the clouds from above

Traffic in Mumbai

This is a visceral, intuitive flow
So I follow the streams to know where to go
No obvious system, no rules, no direction
But in this welter a fundamental comprehension
That I'll figure where to run and where to stay
Just like the traffic in Mumbai

So I switch rational for passional
And logical for magical
I've heard it's quite a trip
Just to let it rip
This is out of control, but I let it go
Help and participate instead of copy and paste
You're the only one who keeps me alive
You've got no sense of direction, oh yes, I know
Still without hesitation I'll let you drive
The car that will take me far away
From the traffic in Mumbai

There's no real scope, there is no latitude
I'm trapped and fastened in the multitude
I am in a state of general disorder
I am the tangle in the tape recorder
But still this works in a mysterious way
Just like the traffic in Mumbai

So I switch rational for passional
And logical for magical
I've heard it's quite a trip
Just to let it rip
This is out of control, but I let it go

You're the only one who keeps me alive
You've got no sense of direction, oh yes, I know
Still without hesitation I'll let you drive
The car that will take me far away
From the traffic in Mumbai

Stoned on desire
My world is chaotic
I'm getting higher
My heart is ecstatic
I am on fire
I let it go

You're the only one
You're the only one
You've got no sense of direction
Oh yes, I know, oh yes, I know

You're the only one
You're the only one
Oh you've got no sense of direction
Oh yes, I know
Still without hesitation
I'll let you drive the car
That will take me far away
From the traffic in Mumbai

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