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01. More to Me
02. Sixteen
03. Head over Feet
04. Still Mine
05. You Instead
06. Shades
07. So Many Times Before
08. Crossroad Man
09. Treeline
10. Greyhound
11. Motion
01. Better be ready
02. The party
03. Slept too long
04. Pretty girls
05. Night
06. Working man
07. Blood on blood
08. Early days
09. Good times so far
10. How boys get
11. Morning
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01. Little Beams Of Light
02. Krishna Song
03. One Thing We're All Looking For
04. Travelling On The Sea Of Love
05. Bring Back The Band
06. Hope I'll Get It Right
07. Coming Home
08. Better When I'm With You
09. The City
10. Where I Belong
11. Still Not Over You
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01. More to Me

In my hour of darkness
In times of need
Will you walk beside me
Will you hold on to me

When the biggest part of me is having doubts
Will you doubt me too

This lump in my throat
Has been shutting me down
And it’s been shutting you out for weeks

When the biggest part of my soul is having doubt
Will you doubt me too

Believe me all, all I need is you
But there ain’t nothing, nothing we can do
I hope you understand,
And I hope you let me be,
All the man I am..

‘cause there is more to me
more than you can see,
and more than I stand for right now
but I’ll open up, you’ll see, you’ll see
all the man I’ll be

i sure think, we’ve got a special deal
and i sure hope you feel the same
when the biggest part of me is having doubt
will you doubt me to

I see you smiling, most every day
You’re surely waiting for the change
When the biggest part of me
Is yours again, we’ll chase it all away

Believe me all, all i want is you
But there ain’t nothing, nothing you can do
I hope you understand,
And i hope you let me be,
All the man I am..

‘cause there is more to me
more then you can see,
and more then I stand for right now
but I’ll open up, you’ll see, you’ll see
all the man I’ll be

02. Sixteen

Wish I could call you
Wish I could hear you one more time
Like a ship in distress heading for you light
I don’t know what’s wrong
But there’s pain here in my chest
And a whole lot of tears and some secrets to confess

To all my friends that just won’t make it to my place tonight
To you I guess I’m just a cloud, a pretty nasty lie
The dream that I keep chasing, may be haunting us instead
And the fire I keep feeding, may be burning in our flesh

The only time that in my live I ever felt complete
Was when I was sixteen years and you were close to me
Clumsy picking buttons from your flower bearing shirt
And looking at you looking at you...look at you

I could have stayed up all night long there in that room
And the moment was there but the moment died to soon
‘cause when our eyes made contact, we payed a bitter price for we both knew that what we touched would surely
end to die

The only time that in my live I ever felt complete
Was when I was sixteen years and you were close to me
Clumsy picking buttons from your flower bearing shirt
And looking at you looking at you...look at you

03. Head over Feet

Stuff about me you’ll never know
Feelings I will never show
Words unspoken I won’t confess
Baby you’ve got me in a mess

There something about you
That makes me want to fall
Something about you
That makes me want to fall
Head over feet

Maybe I play just to impress you
Put on a show just to undress you
You’ll never see me naked or the back of my mind
Just below the surface there’s too much to find

There something about you
That makes me want to fall
Something about you
That makes me want to fall
Head over feet

04. Still Mine

I know there is a different man in sight
I know your eyes girl I know your lies
You’re the leaving kind
Oh, but the hurting blinds

You’ve lost that sparkle, no more glow
Vibe I ain’t getting, when we’re dancing slow
What’s your alibi, tell another lie

And it’s a mess so I’m letting go
No more way for the soul to hold
Wish I could turn back the hands of time
Wish I could say you’re still mine

Maybe there’s lacking on my behalve
Maybe I did hurt you but sure I just didn’t know
Did I let you go

Sure I’m not the first to tast your tricks
I’ve heard the stories about your lips
The’re the burning kind
And I’m not the learning kind

And it’s a mess so I’m letting go
No more way for the soul to hold
Wish I could turn back the hands of time
Wish I could say you’re still mine

05. You Instead

I know you feel like letting go
Every move you make tells me so
There’s a part of me,
That takes control
The other halve is heart and soul
Nothing fits and nothing is right
And love don’t work out my way tonight

I watch you sleep
I feel you breath
An empty space in our bed
Should have been you instead

Return the heart you took from me
In a little while return the heart
Give me back my nerve and give me back my steel
Give me back my smile give me back my smile

I watch you sleep
I feel you breath
And empty space in our bed
Should have been you instead

06. Shades

Put on my shades
Turn the radio real low
Feels like I’m heading
Somewhere I don’t really want to go

Feels like all is said and done
Feels like a million into one

Wish you were here now
I could touch your skin so pale
lay down beside me now
You could pretend that you still care
Feels like all is said and done
Like a million into one, you say

The odds might change tomorrow
We’d be cursed if we didn’t try
While my heart feels more like crying
I’m standing strong and thinking of reasons why I’m right

Like a real easy rider
Nothing bothers me tonight
Like the fly and the spider
You wrapped yourself around too tight
Feels like all is said and done
Feels like a million into one

The odds might change tomorrow
We’d be cursed if we didn’t try
While my heart feels more like crying
I’m standing strong and thinking of reasons why I’m right

07. So Many Times Before

The way she looked at him
Left no room for doubt
She said : “I want to be beside you,
Share my tears and dreams with you now”

And he sure was surprised
For something in her eyes
Was there that hadn’t been there
In all those weeks before

She said : “I’m sorry that I
Kept you waiting for so long,
But you’ve got to know,
You’ve got to know..

That I’ve been hurt so many times before
The marks there on my soul
Prevent my heart from letting go,
I need to see heaven in your eyes
A love I can survive and no more lies..”

From somewhere deep inside
He felt two worlds collide
And as he walked on trough them
His eyes could planely see

She said : “I’m sorry that I
Kept you waiting for so long,
But you’ve got to know,
You’ve got to know..

That I’ve been hurt so many times before
The marks there on my soul
Prevent my heart from letting go,
I need to see heaven in your eyes
A love I can survive and no more lies..”

08. Crossroad Man

The place I lay my head tonight
Ain’t the place I want to be
I know by leaving you
I’d cut you where it bleeds
I don’t want to be the kind of man
That puts sad tears in your eyes
But the thing for me to do now
Is wake u from these lies

You’re alright as long as you’re by my side
And I can’t keep holding on

‘cause i’m the crossroad man
waiting for the lights to change
crossroad man
playing but it ain’t my game
crossroad man
waiting for the lights to change

I know you’re staying low now
I know that I do to
It’s taking you a thousand miles
To get away to something new
You can get so far
And never get nowhere
Climb your blue hill
And find another there

You’re allright as long as your by my side
And I can’t keep holding on

‘cause i’m the crossroad man
waiting for the lights to change
crossroad man
playing but it ain’t my game
crossroad man
waiting for the lights to change

and when they change i won’t let nothing stop me
it will come in waves
it will be just like a dam that’s broken
it will come in waves

09. Treeline

Faces – all those faces
We pray god what have they done
Holding on to something
Never blood on blood felt this strong
Trainride – endless trainride
Better below under life
They remember the treeline
They remember the line on the gate

Waiting - waiting
In the glow of the fire in the sky
Make it to the morning
Hope the angels pass you by
Freezing down the lakeside
A blow to the mind
They remember the treeline
They remember the line on the gate

Twelve steps and you listen
And you find there’s a change in the air
Sitting on a milestone
As the outcome is taking place
Who knows where you’ll be
Who knows who’s picking you up
They remember the treeline
They remember the line on the gate

10. Greyhound

Greyhound take me to another town
All the liquor’s gone and still I’m down
Deep inside his heart a man knows when it’s time to go
I still don’t know

Maybe placing all my bets at once
Wasn’t smart but who cares after all
Deep inside his heart a man knows when it’s time to go
I still don’t know

But leaving you was hard to do
All of the pain I put you through
But it’s the rain upon my face
You better take my place

Greyhound take me far away from here
But don’t let all the faces disappear
Take me to a place where I forget the things unsaid
I still don’t know..

But leaving you was hard to do
All of the pain i put you through
But it’s the rain upon my face
You better take my place

It’s in every mans head
Written in his dreams
And it’s in my hands
And it sure is in your hands too

But leaving you was hard to do
All of the pain I’m going through
But it’s the rain upon my face
Better take my place

11. Motion

I don’t want to break into your world
I don’t want to confuse you
But I just thought I’d let you know
Beyond the drunkness and the clumsiness
It was me
And I really tried to tell you
That you offered me a glimpse
Of sweetness and devotion
You put this heart in motion

I guess it is just that you remind me of
The things I am living without
And I know it is just an easy line to come on
But can I see you just once more...

I would not know what to say
But I’d take my chances anyway
I’d like for you to hear this song
On headphones when you’re all alone
In your head and in your heart
And I’d love to see you dance
You could offer me your grace
A light on a stormy ocean
And put this heart in motion

I guess it is just that you remind me of
The things I am living without
And I know it is just an easy line to come on
But can I see you just once more...

Guess I’m flying dreaming lying

01. Better be ready

I was only 12 years old

When I found out about love

Love was blond and 17

And in my brothers class

Restless days and sleepless nights

Trying to catch her eye

wheelie  on my little bike

but on my letters no reply            

 

And then summer took her away

Another town, gone to stay

And it feels like love was pain

but watch out now - comes a day

 

You better be ready

When love comes round for you

Better be ready

‘cause a chance may come real soon

better be ready

when love comes round for you

it’s bound to come on through

We made that summer last a year

You thought I’d never end

I grew up fast in many ways

But it never stood a chance

Because summer takes you away

Another town, gone to stay

And it feels like love is pain

Watch out now – comes a day

 

You better be ready

When love comes round for you

Better be ready

‘cause a change may come real soon

better be ready

when love comes round for you

it’s bound to come on trough

there is love somewhere for you

02. The party

the room is crowded people everywhere

girl next to me she's wining in my ear

i don't know just what she's trying to say

i just hope you are on your way

 

music 's loud and it's bad & it's bad

everybody's drunk and it's messing with my head

wish i had a guitar I could play

I don't want to talk I don't have much to say

room' s  crowded people everywhere

 

come on baby time to get away

hurry honey time to get away

we'll be long gone by the break of day

take me in your arms and take me where the pace is slow

let's head on home

 

let us ride until the morning comes

listen to the radio and sing along

gotta see my brother it has been too long 

we could sing harmony to our favourite songs

let us ride until the morning comes

 

come on baby time to walk away

come on lover time to walk away

we'll be long gone by the break of day

take me in your arms and take me where the pace is slow

let's head on home

 

with the baby lying in the back so sweet

the 3 of us together that's all I need

 

come on lover time to walk away

wake up honey time to walk away

we'll be long gone by the break of day

take me in your arms and take me where the pace is slow

let's head on home

 

 

03. Slept too long

Yesterday was kind of a drag

Went to work but got the sack

I don't know why

or what went wrong 

comes down to this

I slept too long

The band threw me out did not hesitate

Said it was because the mistakes i made

said the single's no good

With me on lead guitar

that note may be wrong

I just slept too long

 

I slept too long

My hands are shaking – something wrong

Feeling light in the head

Must have been something in the drinks I had

Now I'm gone

‘cause I slept too long

 

The day I got wed

Invitations gone the date was set

My Baby got it planned from A to Z

Early in the morning, the timing would be

So for once in my life

I would get this right

Put my alarm to a quarter past 5

But I must have dosed off

Something loose

So my baby is gone

‘cause I slept too long

 

04. Pretty girls

pretty girls can't you see

you'd be better off with me

for once let us all agree

pretty girls come on over to me

 

I can sing a song or 2

play the guitar too

I make a living too

unlike some might say

I still have some of my hair

yeah baby it's still there

I can listen real good

if I put my mind to it

 

pretty girls can't you see

you'd be better off with me

amputee or bourgeosie

pretty girls come on over to me

 

wake you up in the middle of the night

to make you feel allright

yeah baby I'm good at that

unless i sleep too long

have my own plane now

safe and warm in there/

you can tell my pilot 

just where you want to go

 

pretty girls can't you see

you'd be better off with me

from Brazil to the baltic sea

pretty girls come on over to me

 

 

I'll get you tickets for my show

I'll arrange the front row

You can mingle with my friends

you might know them from tv

 

pretty girls can't you see

you'd be better of with me

for once let us all agree

pretty girls come on over to me

05. Night

night

06. Working man

for morning till late I'm a working man

working as hard as I possibly can

stepping outside with the daily pay

I was born and raised that way

 

working on it working on it

 

the night brings comfort brings me some joy

night's a friend I like to be alone

I get tired of the people and tired of the talk

it's been said but it's true they try to make you feel small

 

working on it working on it

I'm not there but I'm working on it

 

i'll stand in the back with the boys in the band

another year another star another show

them tell 'em where to look how to stand what to sing

it's a thin line

 

I believe you live the way you were raised

so hard to get away from that fate

so I am what you said I'd be

I know I am but I disagree

 

working on it working on it

I'm not there but I'm working on it

 

try to keep a open mind

try to be a guitar man

try to be a daddy around

try to be your man

07. Blood on blood

6 AM and the lights are out

dawn's breaking  not a sound

christmas morn' I'm back at home

 

all back together under one roof now

me and my brother we got children now

it's changed somehow, we're older now

 

you got to hold on, got to hold on

blood on blood you got to hold

 

dinnertable yesterday started out nice

with everyone drinking then the arguments fly

tears nearby, I close my eyes

 

everybody's different in their way of live

so how can you tell what's wrong or right

is it blood that binds? I can't denie

 

you got to hold on, got to hold on

blood on blood you got to hold

 

Mam quit a job that you loved so much

different times I know but still it's tough

a dream that fades, the longing stays

 

take a step back for the family good

a lot of sacrifices is what it took

was it worth it now - you have regrets somehow?

 

you got to hold on, got to hold on

blood on blood you got to hold

 

me and my father don't talk easily

but I don't need words to know we agree

I look up to you and my brother to, 

 

I'll always be the little one they look out for me

provided a harbour when I chose open seas

more to me it's time to see

 

gotta hold on you've got to hold on

blood on blood you've got to hold on

 

08. Early days

Me and filip and a bottle of wine

That’s all to get us through the night

We don’t talk about anything much

 let the times roll by

He’ll put on a new record he’s got

And I’ll roll another joint

roll another joint

  

Us and Steve that’s 3 of a kind

A thinker a player and a dirty mind

We don’t talk about anything much,

 let the time roll by

Never a dull moment, never a frown

Ain’t no getting us down

ain't no getting us down

 

Let go they tell me let it go

Don’t hold on just let it go

I wish you were here tonight

 

I remember the night we got the news

Bart’s dad had died

I remember where we all did go

I remember he looked me in the eye

And we both started to cry

 

Let go they tell me let it go

Don’t hold on just let it go

wish you were here tonight

 

I'm a daddy now & Bart will be soon

steve's getting married come next june

Looks like filip finally found his way

coming out it takes some time they say

 

lately we don't hang around no more

that's just the way the story goes

well i wish you guys all my love

guess all i'm trying to say

i kinda miss those early days

 

Let go they tell me let it go

Don’t hold on just let it go

wish you were here tonight

let's have a couple of rounds tonight

wish you were here tonight

 

09. Good times so far

When I come home you leave a light on

The house is warm

check up on my boy he's doing fine

sleeping safe & sound

crawl in beside you 

I watch you sleep

Oh babe how I need you

Here with me

 

I've known it from the moment

I layed my eyes on you

something about you

told me just what to do

 

I know it took time to make up your mind

but I was never in doubt

I know it took time to leave him behind

but hey babe here we are

good times so far

 

Look at us baby who would've thought

we would come so far

comes to love I'm a stubborn man 

play from the heart

there's a bond that connects us now 

stronger then you and me

oh babe i need you

here with me

 

I've known it from the moment

I layed my eyes on you

something about you

told me just what to do

 

I know it took time to make up your mind

but I was never in doubt

I know it took time to leave him behind

but hey babe here we are

good times so far

10. How boys get

What will the others say when they find us walking hand in hand

'cross the schoolyard through the park happiness at last

you're so gracious I'm so shy maybe that's a match

what will the others say when they find us kissing after class

 

I'll share with you my first cigarette

mark the tree where we first met

fantasize about you in my bed

you know how boys get

 

football doesn't seem to be my kind of sport no more

trainer yells and calls me dumb but I am somewhere else

in the shower they all laugh does not bother me

how football once excited me now's a mystery

 

I'll share with you my first cigarette

mark the tree where we first met

fantasize about you in my bed

you know how boys get

01. Little Beams Of Light

Little Beams Of Light

 

I’m nine years old and happy as can be

Mesmerized by the river’s blue & green

Staring through the window

I’ve got my brother by my side

He’s sleeping on his pillow

But he wakes up to the light

 

Daddy’s at the wheel and he turns the radio low

He seems wide awake and if not he doesn’t show

I catch his glimps in the mirror and the two of us start singing along

 

Wipe the sleep from your eyes

Let us drive into this light

Where the silver lines of the open road shine

Side by side like little beams of light

 

Turn after turn

Mile after mile

Chasing blue skies

 

Well I’m heading out tonight

I’m as happy as can be

Got you by my side

And the kids feel free

 

I’m 38 and I’m a father and a son

Mesmerized by the river’s endless run

Looking in the mirror at my oldest and the two of us start singing along

 

Wipe the sleep from your eyes

Let us drive into this light

Where the silver lines of the open road shine

Side by side like little beams of light

 

Little beams of light

Turn after turn

Little beams of light

Mile after mile

Chasing blue skies

02. Krishna Song

When I go I will never be lonely

How can I be lonely

I’ve got you on my mind

 

When I go I can never be lonely

Who needs to be lonely

With their best friend by their side

 

I need you I want you I need you now

 

Put this traveller on a boat out on a river

River to the ocean, the ocean to you

You could hold me or rest on my shoulder

Share all your secrets when you’re happy or blue

 

I need you I want you I need you now

And it goes on and on like a krishna  song

I need you I want you I need you now

 

If you’d leave me I sure would be lonely

How could i not be lonely

When you’re all that i need

 

If you’d leave me I sure would be lonely

How could i not be lonely

When you’re all that i want 

03. One Thing We're All Looking For

You might be way down low

You might be rich or poor

You might be beautiful

You might be shy & slow

 

You might believe the prophet

Or you might follow the lord

You might be a prisoner

Or a traveller of the roads

 

You might be a only child

Or you might be on the run

You might be losing friends

Through the barrel of a gun

 

You might fight for nature

Well I’ll fight along with you

You could be a father

Well then know that I’m one to

 

I’ve been travelling for quite some time

Only one thing we’re all looking for

Look from either side

From give and take

There’s only one thing we’re all looking for

 

You might be broken hearted

You might just be born

You might be president

You might know something’s wrong

 

You might be a dreamer

Well you’re not the only one

We can dream that one day

Love will conquer all

 

I’ve been travelling for quite some time

Only one thing we’re all looking for

Look from either side, give and take

Only one thing we’re all looking for 

04. Travelling On The Sea Of Love

You’re not alone in this crazy world

You’re not alone you got me and baby I got you

Together we’re strong, together we can make it home

You’re not alone in this crazy world

 

Cause we’re travelling on the sea of love

We’re cruising on the sea of love

 

I can see it in the eyes of my child

Call me naive you can call it positivity

I can hear it in the words of my friends

and I’m not alone in this crazy world 

 

Cause we’re travelling on the sea of love

We’re cruising on the sea of love

 

Tunasafiri juu ya bahari ya upendo

 

05. Bring Back The Band

I remember sitting in my attic room

With below me the hookers and the lonely souls

Changing cold cash for something to give ‘em a spark

 

We’d be up all night just playing guitar

And dreaming how the road ahead could take us far

We didn’t need red lights to light up a spark

 

But slowly we change dreams for reality

 

Well I wouldn’t be dreaming about it now

If it wasn’t in the back of my mind somehow

Ooh la la la

Let’s do it again – come on let’s do it again

Bring back the band

 

I was trying out licks and singing out blues

You were banging on drums and rolling them joints

We were living on drive and and jin and juice

 

Looking up friends and drinking all night

Leaving a trail of broken hearts behind

Playing my heart out on a friday night

 

Well I wouldn’t be dreaming about it now

If it wasn’t in the back of my mind somehow

Ooh la la la

Let’s do it again – come on let’s do it again

Bring back the band 

06. Hope I'll Get It Right

I’m waiting on a kiss like hers

I’m waiting for silky smooth lips to touch me

I’m hoping for a new romance

I’m hoping for a thirty something brand new chance

 

I hope I’ll get it right this time

 

I’m hoping for a pretty dress

I’m hoping for just a little bit of leg

I’m hoping for sparks to fly

I’m hoping I’ll remember what to say

 

I hope I’ll get it right this time

 

I’m hoping for a little snow

I’m thinking you and me and a fireplace

I’m hoping for some candlelights

I’m thinking we could keep eachother warm tonight

 

I hope I’ll get it right this time

07. Coming Home

I have decided i’ll share it with you

I’m not ending lonely and blue

I travel the world to play music it’s true

But I’ll always be coming back home to you

 

You might be angry, you might be sad

You might be bored or having a laugh

You might be doubting my motives are true

But I’ll always be coming back home to you

 

Some would say that I’m a fool

But a fool that’s coming back home to you

I’m coming home to you baby

 

I’m running on fire running on hope

I’m running on desperate walking a rope

There isn’t that much in this world I can do

But I’ll always be coming back home to you

 

So get out the wine, get out the weed

Tell all my friends you can tell all the freaks

That I travel the world to play music is true

But I’ll always be coming back home to you 

 

Some would say that I’m a fool

But a fool that’s coming back home to you

I’m coming home to you baby

 

That I travel the world to play music is true

But I’ll always be coming back home to you 

08. Better When I'm With You

I’m building it up

You’re tearing it down

We’re taking it slow like california

With the sun beating down

 

People look all their life

Until it feels right

Some others just jump into the deep

because the shallow water just don’t feel right

 

Well the more that you look for it

The harder you might find it

Just take it easy

And the more that you hold on to it

It gets more likely that you’ll let it slip

Just take it easy cause

It’s gonna come along

 

I feel better when I’m with you baby

 

Looking at you

You leave me no doubt

You like it slow like california

With the sun setting down

 

Well the more that you look for it

The harder you might find it

Just take it easy

And the more that you hold on to it

It gets more likely that you’ll let it slip

Just take it easy cause

It’s gonna come along

 

I feel better when I’m with you baby

09. The City

She’s not settling down no not a chance

She’s moving on

She’s been making her way here on her own for much too long

She likes the sun and I like the rain

So I’m here on my own

She’s not settling down no not a chance

 

The lights of the city are bright tonight

I want to share them with you

Everybody that I’m talking to

just reminds me of you

Spend my time on the boardwalk

I want to spend it with you

Everybody that I’m talking to

Just reminds me of you

 

She’s not settling down no not a chance

She’s moving on

For 70 days I could call her my own

Now she’s stepping up & she’s standing tall

So I’m here on my own

She’s not slowing down no not a chance

 

The lights of the city are bright tonight

I want to share them with you

Everybody that I’m talking to

Reminds me of you

Spend my time on the boardwalk

I want to spend it with you

Everybody that I’m talking to

Just reminds me of you

 

I’d like to have a chance

To maybe see you again

10. Where I Belong

Together we stand here side by side

We work in these mills and factories

For our families to feed

Now we go home

 

Was a lonely winter out there on the mountainrange

Now the snow is almost gone

Going home to where my lady sleeps

Home where I belong

 

We’ve been working on these hills and roads

Cut the trees that feed these mills

Going home to where my lady sleeps

Home where I belong

 

Let me lay this blanket over you

Let us keep this fire warm

Going home to where my lady sleeps

Home where I belong

 

Now we go home

11. Still Not Over You

A letter

Well are you doing fine?

It’s been a while

And that it feels like I’ve  been away so long

 

I read it

And I have to agree

Lately I’m taking to myself,

no reason to go outside

no reason to look alive

 

I’m still not over you

still not over you

still not over you

you’ve hurt me time and time again

still not over you

still I long for you

 

you call me

you say cause you still care

but you must know that leaves me with dispare

hearing his voice in our house send shivers  down my spine

 

I’m drinking

and I howl to the moon

I go to sleep in the afternoon

no reason to go outside

no reason to look alive

 

I’m still not over you

still not over you

still not over you

you’ve hurt me time and time again

still not over you

still I long for you

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