Mike Batt Lyrics
A - I // J - R ... here you are // S - Z
The Hunting of the Snark (English) // Die Jagd nach dem Snark (German) // Zero Zero
Womble Lyrics
Mike Batt influenced A-M // Mike Batt influenced N-Z
Steeleye Span 'All around my hat' & 'Rocket Cottage'

Mike Batt Biographie (German) - Mike Batt biography (English) - Mike Batt discography (English)
fehlende Texte, Informationen, und so weiter ... / missing lyrics, informations and so on
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black & underlined ... instrumental
blue & underlined ... with lyrics
red & underlined  ... lyrics unknown
albums with į are sampler (Best of, ...)
# means track no. / #1.01 means CD1 track no.1, and so on

Jack's room (Katie Melua / Mike Batt) - Katie Melua / Crawling up a hill (mCD) #3/2004
Jazz will eat itself
- Vanessa Mae / The violin player #6-1995
Joker's song - Madhouse rag #B-1975
Journey to Badek - Caravans #5-1978 & įThe very best of Mike Batt #9-1991 & įLady of the dawn #14-1995 &
        įBest - The ride to Agadir #16-1999 & įRun like the wind #14-2004
Junk mail - A.M.Kaufmann / Blame it on the moon #3-1998 - Katie Melua / If You Were A Sailboat #2-2007

Kochi dancer - Caravans #12-1978

Lady of the dawn - Tarot suite #4-1979 & įThe very best of Mike Batt #18-1991 & įThe winds of change #5-1992 & įLady of the dawn #2-1995 &
        įBest - The ride to Agadir #2-1999 & Mike Batt / Bright eyes at the railway hotel #10-2000 & įRun like the wind #2-2004 &
        Mike Batt / A Songwriter's Tale #10-2008
      Tršume sterben nie (M: Mike Batt (Lady of the dawn) / German lyrics: Michael Kunze) Bernd Thomas - 1979
      Lady of the dawn - Peter Weekers / Rhapsodies #7-1991
Let it be in your arms - Arabesque #10-1995
Life after John - Sandra Schwarzhaupt / Written in the stars #4-1994 & A.M.Kaufmann / Blame it on the moon #6-1998
Lobsterissimus Bumbicissimus - Waves #7-1980
(When you're) Losing your way in the rain - Watership down (voc. Art Garfunkel) #5-2000
Losing your way in the rain - Tarot suite (voc. Colin Blunstone) #6-1979 & Sandra Schwarzhaupt / Written in the stars #6-1994
Lotus song - Yoga for health #4-1973
Love in slow motion - The Planets / Classical Graffiti #5/2002
Love makes you crazy - Zero Zero #3-1982 & įThe very best of Mike Batt #15-1991 & įThe winds of change #8-1992 & įLady of the dawn #5-1995 &
        įBest - The ride to Agadir #5-1999 & Mike Batt / Bright eyes at the railway hotel #5-2000 & įRun like the wind #5-2004 &
        Mike Batt / A Songwriter's Tale #5-2008
Love makes you crazy / instr.reprise - Zero Zero #9-1982

Mad, mad men - Katie Melua / Ketevan #8-2013
Madhouse Rag - Madhouse rag #A-1975
Main title - Caravans #2-1978
Main title - Keep the Aspidistra flying #4-1998
Market day in Guernica - Katie Melua / Nine million bycicles (mCD) #2/2005
Mary goes round - I see wonderful things in you #B-1968
Mary Pickford (used to eat roses) (Mike Batt) - Katie Melua / Pictures #1/2007

Meanwhile back at my heart - A.M.Kaufmann / Blame it on the moon #6-1998
Midnight smoke - The hunting of the Snark #5-1987 & The hunting of the Snark #Musical 1.11/1990- 91
Midnight sun - Rapid Eye Movements #7-1981
Military theme and development - Watership down #6-2000
Miller's tune - Patchwork #1&2-1979
Mona - Waves #4-1980 & įThe very best of Mike Batt #14-1991 & įThe winds of change #4-1992 & įLady of the dawn #11-1995 &
        įBest - The ride to Agadir #10-1999 & įRun like the wind #11-2004
Mr. Poem - Mr. Poem #A 1968
My aphrodisiac is you - Linda Lewis / Hazienda view #5-1979 & Katie Melua / Call off the search #4-2003 &
        Call off the search (Special Bonus Edition) DVD-2004 & Katie Melua / On the road again DVD-2005

Never felt less like dancing - Katie Melua / Ketevan #1-2013
New horizons / Paris
(Mike Batt & Bill Wyman)
- The Chagall suite #3-1990
New terrain - Rapid Eye Movement #4-1981
Nine million bicycles - Katie Melua / Nine million bycicles (mCD) #1/2005 & Katie Melua / Piece by piece - 2005 &
        Piece by piece "Special edition album" CD&DVD - 2006

No lights in my eyes (The rejection of Number 36) - Zero Zero #8-1982
Not only for a time - A.M.Kaufmann / Blame it on the moon #13-1998

Oceans - Sandra Schwarzhaupt / Written in the stars #10-1994
Off to the countryside - Keep the Aspidistra flying #12-1998
On watership down (folk theme) - Watership down #4-2000
Only for a time - A.M.Kaufmann / Blame it on the moon #2-1998
Opening titles
- Soundtrack "In the eye of the storm" #7-1998
Overture: "Blame it on the moon" - A.M.Kaufmann / Blame it on the moon #1-1998

Part one, Part two, Part three, Part four, Part five, Part six - Six days in Berlin - #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6-1981
Pictures on a video screen - Rapid Eye Movements #3-1981 & Katie Melua - I cried for you (mCD)-2005
Pierrot's theme - Peter Weekers / Behind the bamboo fence #5-1987
Pipedream - Peter Weekers / Behind the bamboo fence #6-1987
Plainsong - Tarot suite #3-1979 & įThe winds of change #12-1992
Please don't fall in love - Cliff Richard / Silver #7-1983 & Cliff Richard / Please don't fall in love Sg #A-1983 &
        įCliff Richard / Private collection 1979-1988 #14 & 1988 & Mike Batt / Bright eyes at the railway hotel #12-2000 &
        Mike Batt / A Songwriter's Tale #12-2008
Portishead radio - Waves #3-1980 & įThe very best of Mike Batt #13-1991
Protest / War -
Soundtrack "In the eye of the storm" #5-1998
Prelude - Peter Weekers / Behind the bamboo fence #2-1987
Prologue - The hunting of the Snark #Musical 1.1/1990- 91

Qualir at night - Caravans #9-1978

Railway hotel - Schizophonia #8-1977 & Andy Williams / Let's love while we can - 1980 &
Roger Whittaker / The genius of love - 1986 &
        Songs of love and war #2-1988 &         Justin Hayward / Classic Blue #9-1989 & The Fureys & Davey Arthur / The Scattering - 1989 &
        įThe very best of Mike Batt #5-1991 & Stanislaw Soyka / Acoustic - 1991 & įThe winds of change #1-1992 & įLady of the dawn #3-1995 &
        Angelica Camm / Same - 1995 & įBest - The ride to Agadir #7-1999 & Mike Batt / Bright eyes at the railway hotel #15-2000 &
        Stanislaw Soyka / Acoustic (1st reissue) - 1991 & The Fureys & Davey Arthur / The Scattering - 2003 &
        įRun like the wind #3-2004 & Stanislaw Soyka / Acoustic + Soyka sings Shakespeare's sonnets - 2004 ('Acoustic' 2nd reissue) &
        Max Boyce / The Very Best of Max Boyce - 2005 & Mike Batt / A Songwriter's Tale #14-2008
Reflections - Yoga for health #2-1973
Ring of scorpio - Songs of love and war #5-1988
Romance in G (same as 'A letter from New England') - The Planets / [2001 on the 1st tracklist of 'Classical Graffiti']
Rosemary announces that she is pregnant - Keep the Aspidistra flying #24-1998
Royal Gold -
Massed Bands of Household Division // Royal Tournament (1997) - 1998
Rufus succeeds - The dreamstone #12-1990
Run like the wind - Tarot suite #10-1979 & Barbara Dickson / Run like the wind #A-1981 & Barbara Dickson / All for a song #1-1982 &
        įThe very best of Mike Batt #19-1991 & įThe winds of change #6-1992 & įLady of the dawn #6-1995 & Angelica Camm / Same - 1995 &
        Barbara Dickson / The best of B. Dickson #7-1996 (rec.1981) & įRun like the wind #6-2004
Running with a dream - A.M.Kaufmann / Blame it on the moon #12-1998 & Anna Maria Kaufmann / Private moments - 2004
Russian dance - Caravans #3-1978

 

- J -
Jack's room
(
Katie Melua / Mike Batt)

Sunday, and mum was cleaning up Jack's room
I could call it, the beginning of this household's doom
After knowing her son for 18 years,
She did not expect to find these items here.
In Jack's room, behind the cupboard,
She finds pretty stockings & dresses & heels.
In Jack's room, behind the cupboard
She finds pretty dresses & heels.

Down the stairs in a confused state of mind.
Mother tells dad, our son has something to hide
As he follows her back up to Jack's room
Really not knowing what to presume.
In Jack's room behind the cupboard
They find pretty stockings & dresses & heels
In Jack's room behind the cupboard,
They find pretty dresses & heels.

And now Jack is walking home
Thinks there is nothing wrong
He even stops to buy some flowers
For his dearest folks, cause they're such a joke
They want to clean his room for hours

And now Jack's in a confused state of mind
Mother asks him, he doesn't know how to reply
Then dad suddenly, goes bright red
And says, Iíve got something to confess
In Jack's room behind the cupboard
They're my pretty stockings & dresses & heels
In Jack's room, behind the cupboard
They're my pretty dresses & heels.

In Jack's room, behind the cupboard
They're my pretty stockings & dresses & heels
In Jack's room, behind the cupboard
T
hey're
my pretty dresses & heels

 

Joker's song
???

Junk mail
Then you left, didnít even leave a note
Saved yourself, didnít spare my pain,
Now I know how it feels to hit the wall,
Iíll never fall again;

Refrain:
And the junk mail still comes for you,
And reminds me of a life I need to forget.
The junk mail still comes for you,
And reminds me of a life I need to forget.

Gazing down on the busy street below,
From my room where the walls are grey;
Donít know how I will ever get myself
Through another day.

[Refrain]

I poured some wine, and I poured a glass for you,
I should know that I just need one.
And last night I lit two cigarettes,
Forgetting that youíd gone.

[Refrain]

 
- K -
- L -
Lady of the dawn
Refrain:
Lady of the dawn, you opened up my sleeping eyes,
I never knew that I was born.
Well, I like you for your body, but I love you 'cause you're wise,
I am your prisoner, oh my lady of the dawn.

You are the dealer,
In this strange, uncertain game,
Take my cards and deal again,
I can feel my life is changing.
Woman,
Now you've taught me how to learn,
Teach me to earn
The love you give to me,
The love you give to me.

[Refrain]

I was waiting,
In the darkness of the night,
Only now I see the light
Softly shining in the silence.
Woman,
If you really hold the key,
Turn it for me,
And help me understand,
And help me understand.

[Refrain]

(When you're) Losing your way in the rain
When the colours of morning have faded away,
And you don't know where the road is leading,
The edge of the sky turns from blue into grey,
And there's nothing to ease the pain
[Garfunkel:  And you wish that you never came]
When you're losing your way in the rain.

Sometimes I'm right
Oh, and sometimes I'm wrong;
But I'm aching now and sinking slowly,
And I know in my mind that I have to keep on,
[Garfunkel &Schwarzhaupt:  And I know in my mind that we have to keep on,]
But it just doesn't seem the same
When you're losing your way in the rain.

Don't want to go back there again,
When you see how far you've come,
[Garfunkel &Schwarzhaupt:  When you see how far we've come,]
Trying not to feel lonely and waiting for the sun.

There are times when you're weak,
There are times when you're strong,
There are times when you are in confusion.
And sometimes you feel your direction is wrong
It's not easy to take the strain
When you're losing your way in the rain.

.

Let it be in your arms
Refrain:
There was no sound but the rhythm of your breathing,
No sound at all on that lonely night,
And never in my life have I believed it more than then,
That people live again,
But when I die, let it be in your arms.

There were no words, just a silent understanding,
No words could say what we always knew,
And I don't want to go, but I believe that when I do,
I will be with you,
And when I die, let it be in your arms.

I was there when the cold wind cut you like a knife
As you walked with me on the high hills of my life.

[Refrain]

When I die, let it be in your arms.

Life after John
Refrain:
John. Iím sorry for the delay,
I thought I would write anyway.
Now youíre gone and thereís nothing to say.
But I made the big breakthrough today,
Iíve discovered the fact that thereís life after John.

John, itís nothing deep or profound,
But I think Iíve finally found
What was wrong
Now that youíre not around.
Iím up here with my feet off the ground
When Iíd never have thought
Thereíd be liífe after John.
Life after John.

And though it feels like a shame to start again
I know the future wonít be the same as the years that have gone,
Life goes on...

John, if you had stayed here at home,
Maybe Iíd never have known
How strong I can be on my own,
And though sometimes I still feel alone,
Iíve discovered the fact that thereís life after John.
Life after John.

[Refrain]
Life after John, life after John, life after John.

- M -
Mad, mad men

Mad, mad men
Wild, wild women
And crazy girls

(Chorus)
Itís always the mad, mad men
The wild, wild women
Who change the world

Oscar Ė he was a wayward child
No one could foresee him fail
With his pen he went a little while
And ended up in wedding jail

Looking at the world through cold steel bars
Lying in a gutter but looking at the stars

Mad, mad men
And wild, wild women
And crazy girls

(Chorus)

Joan of Arc seemed like a ditsy then
Claiming she was from the lord
But she won her battle and she made her name
She mustíve had a magic soul

Then somebody shouted heresy
She went up in flames and down in history

Mad, mad men
And wild, wild women
And crazy girls

(Chorus)

Ooh you know it donít even matter
You can be as mad as a hatter too
And you can climb that ladder
To the top!

Mad, mad men
And wild, wild women
And crazy girls

(Chorus)

Who change the world

Madhouse Rag
All night long she was sitting in a deckchair writing her name in the snow.
The wind had brushed all her sins away and  the rain was beginning to blow.
Help me baby I need a hand cos I feel like blowing a fuse,
Doing the Madhouse Rag
Right in the middle of the freeway,
Madhouse Rag.
Everything you tell me is hearsay.
It ain't no use.
Nobody's getting any younger.
Madhouse Rag,
Help me do the Madhouse, help me do the Madhouse Rag.

Well I woke next day to the sound of a candle flickering up from above.
Somebody had to take the bull by the handle to keep me from falling in love.
Education don't mean a thing when you ain't got nothing to lose.
When you're doing the Madhouse Rag
Right in the middle of the freeway,
Madhouse Rag.
Everybody wants to be the deejay.
It ain't no use.
Nobody's getting any younger.
Madhouse Rag,
Oh no! Help me do the Madhouse Rag.

Madhouse Rag
Right in the middle of the freeway,
Madhouse Rag.
Everybody wants to be the deejay.
It ain't no use.
Nobody's getting any younger.
Madhouse Rag,
Help me do the Madhouse, help me do the Madhouse Rag.
Oh no! Help me do the Madhouse Rag.
Oh yeah! Help me do the Madhouse Rag.

Mary goes round
What do you think I can see?
The end of the day, is fading away.
What do you think it could be?
Invading my mind and leaving behind,
A picture of tomorrow.
Mary goes round and round (Mary goes round and round)
Mary goes round and round (Mary goes round and round)
Mary goes round and round my memory now.

Look at this light in her hair,
I see her in there, I see her again.
All of the fun of the fair,
The light has gone out, there's no-one about,
I wish that I could follow.
Mary goes round and round (Mary goes round and round)
Mary goes round and round (Mary goes round and round)
Mary goes round and round my memory now.

[6-times]
Mary goes round and round (Mary goes round and round)


Mary Pickford (used to eat roses)

Mary Pickford used to eat roses
Thought that theyíd make her beautiful and they did,
One supposes.

Douglas Fairbanks, he was so handsome,
He wore a moustache,
Must-a had much cash, too,
Worth a kingís ransom,

Charlie Chaplin, he was invited,
When these artists became united.
When these artists became united.

David Griffith worked as an extra,
Then as a stagehand,
Until they let him be
A director

Dave was brave, a mover and shaker,
A true pioneer,
He seemed to show no fear,
A real film maker

Just like Chaplin, he was invited,
When these artists became united.
When these artists became united.

They tied the knot together,
Groom and bride couldnít hide their pleasure.
They tried to pick fair weather,
But love died, didnít last forever.

Mary Pickford used to eat roses,
Thought that theyíd make her beautiful and they did,
One supposes.

Douglas Fairbanks, he was so handsome,
He wore a moustache,
Must-a had much cash too,
Worth a kingís ransom.

Charlie Chaplin, he was invited,
When these artists became united.
When these artists became united.
When these artists became united.

Meanwhile back at my heart
Now that youíve really spelled it out
I try not to think about the love that I am losing,
For your know this thing is not of my chosing,
And I still see your face everywhere I go.

If I should meet you in the street,
Iíll try to be discreet,
Iíll never show my feelings;
Iíll just smile because Iím scared of revealing
Everything to you
(As if you didnít know)

Refrain:
Meanwhile, back at my heart
Iím waiting for life to start again,
Iím trying to get you out of my system,
My head says Ąsmileď,
But my heart wonít listen.
Meanwhile deep in my soul,
Iím trying to gain control again.
You see me playing a role, but Iím falling apart
Meanwhile back at my heart.

Now that itís all come to an end,
Iíll have you as a friend
Where once you were my lover,
But itís gonna take some time to recover,
Itís hard to break away
From what we used to be.

ĎTil then Iíll lie and Iíll pretend,
Iíll try not to descend to selfishness and sorrow,
I wonít think of yesterday but tomorrow,
Iíll laugh and tell my friends
Iím lucky to be free...

[Refrain]
 
Market day in Guernica

My children played a skipping game
On market day in Guernica
On market day before they came
Before they came to Guernica.

I search my soul but cannot start
to find forgiveness in my heart.
My little ones no longer play
In Guernica on market day.

My father wore his linen suit
On market day in Guernica
He always sold the finest fruit
Before they came to Guernica

Now there's no way to let him know
How much I loved and miss him so
I watched as he was blown away
In Guernica on market day.

Away
Away
All blown away

My children played a skipping game
On market day in Guernica
On market day before they came
Before they came to Guernica.

I search my soul but cannot start
To find forgiveness in my heart.
My little ones no longer play in Guernica
On market day.

Midnight sun
And since she had invited me, I took her by the hand,
Though who she was or what she was Iíll never understand.
And only then I realised that we were not alone,
I was about to meet the strangest people I have ever known.

I could not count the images that danced before my eyes,
The harlequins that laughed and grinned beneath the balmy skies,
And squadrons of ventriloquists who lurched from left to right,
I began to hope this masquerade was going to last all night.
And she said

Refrain:
ďTake my love, do not waste your chance
I am the leader of the Midnight Dance.
Give me love, let your feelings come,
And I will take you to the Midnight Sun.
Midnight Sun; Midnight Sun.ď

They came from all directions in a breathless dissaray,
And I knew Iíd have to join them as they journeyed on their way.
The constables were calling from the edges of the lake,
Trying to persuade me I was making a mistake,
But she said:

[Refrain]

They came with torches flaming and burning,
Through the night to the distance far away.

And later on, I found that I was standing on a hill,
Surrounded by the fantasies that hypnotized me still.
The air was full of voices and the sky was full of light,
As she turned to me again upon that long midsummer night.
And she said

[Refrain]

Mona
I have spent some heavy nights, like every sailor,
And I know some seedy ways to spend my pay.
I've been arrested in the streets,
I've been drunk along the beaches of Marseilles.
And you know that when I left, I said I loved you,
But you think I've got a girl in every town,
When the hidden harbour whores
Whisper softly from their doors,
I turn them down.

Refrain:
Mona, will you help me to unload my contraband?
I've been saving it for you.
I've ignored the crimson daughters on the quays of Amsterdam,
And that's not an easy thing to do.

I keep away from the girls in San Francisco,
'Cause I know my self-control won't last for long,
And a man could lose his head
With a little help from the hookers of Hong Kong.
And as I sail across these endless oceans
I think of you each mile along the way,
And I tell myself this boat that I'm sailing on
Will bring me back one day.

[Refrain]

Mr. Poem
People I have known call me Mr Poem,
Dreamy and alone, I know where I'm going.
But my thoughts are not in keeping with the world around.
You know, I know, where I'm going and my thoughts are sound.
Hello they say and how are you today?
Yes, Mr Poem, sing us a song,
Please mister, sing us a short or long song.
Sing us a song,
Please mister, sing us a short or long song.

People talk of me, the parsnip wine is flowing,
Popularity, they call me Mr Poem.
All these people aren't in keeping with my simple mind,
But the thoughts I used to have are far away behind.
Hello they say your fame has made you gay.
Yes, Mr Poem, sing us a song,
Please mister, sing us a short or long song.
Sing us a song,
Please mister, sing us a short or long song.
Sing us a song,
Mr Poem, sing us a short or long song.
Sing us a song,
Mr Poem, sing us a short or long song.


My aphrodisiac is you
Some people say
That oysters make you come on strong,
But I donít buy it,
I donít believe my diet turns me on.
Wonít take no pills,
Thatís the last thing that I need to do,
I canít deny it, my aphrodisiac is you.

Alright, I could sniff some powdered rhino horn,
And go to bed in rubber gloves.
But I donít need no stimulation,
Potions, balms or embrocation, Iím in love,
In other words:

Donít smoke no grass,
Or opium from old Hong Kong,
That hubble-bubble
Just makes me see you double
All night long.
Donít waste my time
With Spanish fly and roots to chew,
They cause me trouble,
Because my aphrodisiac is you.

Alright, I could sniff some powdered rhino horn,
And go to bed in rubber gloves.
But I donít need no stimulation,
Potions, balms or embrocation, Iím in love,
In other words:

Some people like
To read the khama sutra first,
But I donít need it
I think if I should read it
Iíd be worse;
Donít ask me why,
íCause baby, I ainít got a clue.
I just concede it,
My aphrodisiac is you.

 

- N -
Never felt less like dancing

Never felt less like dancing
Never felt more like hiding myself away
Never felt so great

Never felt more weeping
Never felt more like sneaking away
Creeping away to crawl

(Chorus)
I have to confess
I never felt less like dancing

Oh I know we should come to expect
Everything could be read
And you have to protect yourself

So how come I wasnít ready to see
When so obviously
You were falling for somebody else

I never felt less like dancing
Never felt more like hiding myself away
Never felt so great

I never felt more weeping
Never felt more like sneaking away
Creeping away to crawl

(Chorus)
I have to confess
I never felt less like dancing

How come I wasnít ready to see
When so obviously
You were falling for somebody else

I never felt less like dancing
Never felt more like hiding myself away
Never felt so great

I never felt more weeping
Never felt more like sneaking away
Creeping away to crawl

(Chorus)
(Chorus)
I have to confess
I never felt less like dancing

New terrain
And then I find myself in the shadow of the sun,
Unable to explain my feelings clearly.
But I know Iím flying through a space,
Thatís filled with strong sensations.
Hear me now,
And donít forget me
If I donít return.

I do not recognise the ground below,
Itís new terrain.
I cannot hear a single sound below
It seems so strange,
It seems so strange.
Each time I take a look around below
The sceneís the same.
There isnít anybody down below
It seems a shame
Such a shame.

How many days will I have to fly
ĎTil I get there?
(Wherever Iím going to).
How will I know if I have arrived
When I get there?
(I wanna be there soon).

The more I search for meanings, the less I understand,
For all I know it might be just a stage Iím going through.
And though I thought that I was dreaming when it all began,
The further on I go,
The more I get the feeling that itís true;

So Dad,
Donít wait up for me,
I think Iíll be a long time coming home.

Not only for a time
James (Joey Tempest)
Iíve said I love her, and I do
Not only in a way,
Not only for a time
And I could never live without her in my life.

Helena (A.M. Kaufmann)
I know he loves me, and itís real
From the things he says,
From the things he does,
And I could never live without him in my life.

 

Nine million bicycles

There are nine million bicycles in Bejing, that's a fact
It's a thing we can't deny
Like the fact that I will love you 'til I die

We are twelve billion light years from the edge, that's a guess
No one can ever say it's true
But I know that I will always be with you

I'm warmed by the fire of your love every day
So don't call me a liar
just believe everything that I say...

There are six billion people in the world, more or less,
And it makes me feel quite small
But you're the one I love the most of all

Iinterlude

We're high on a wire with world in a sight
And I'll never tire
Of the love that you give me every night

There are nine million bicycles in Beijing, that's a fact
It's a thing we can't deny
Like the fact that I will love you 'til I die

And there are nine million bicycles in Beijing
And you know that I will love you 'til I die

the scientific correct 2nd verse by Simon Singh...
We are 13.7 billion light-years from the edge of the observable universe,
That's a good estimate with well-defined error bars,
(Scientists say it's true, but acknowledge that it may be refined)
And with the available information, I predict that I will always be with you

and the translation to German...
Wir sind 13,7 Milliarden Lichtjahre vom Rande des beobachtbaren Universums entfernt,
Das ist eine begrŁndete Schštzung innerhalb pršzis definierter Fehlergrenzen,
(Die Wissenschaftler sagen, es sei wahr, geben aber zu, dass die Schštzung noch verfeinert werden kann)
Und mit der mir zur VerfŁgung stehenden Information sage ich voraus,
dass ich immer mit dir zusammensein werde.

 
- O -
Oceans
Darling I still remember you, though you had to be free.
Thinking of you is all I do, do you think about me?
Bring me back to our dreamland times, when we ran by the shore.
Carry me to the stars again, take me up there once more.
Oceans may keep you far away so let it be.
But oceans may bring you back one day, back home to me.

I close my eyes and I picture you, and it brings me to tears.
To think about what I put you through, during all of those years.
Oceans may keep you far away so let it be.
But oceans may bring you back one day, back home to me.

.
Only for a time
Verse 1:
Helena (A.M. Kaufmann)

I know he loves me, and itís real;
From the things he says,
From the things he does
And I could never live without him in my life.

Verse 2:
John (Thomas Hampson)
I said I love her, and I do;
But only in a way
Only for a time
And I canít bring myself to say it may not last.

Verse 3:
But living for the present moment
Things are good, things are fine
I am hers, she is mine
But only for a time.

[Verse 1]

[Verse 3]

Helena: I know he loves me, and itís real;
From the things he says,
John: Only in a way
Helena: From the things he does
John: Only for a time
Helena: And I could never live without him in my life.

 

- P -
Part One
Below the southern snowline on the slopes of Chang Chenmo,
She had built her hacienda far above the sleeping plain,
Where she weathered the crescendo and the sweet diminuendo
Of the rain.

It used to rain so slowly in the old days,
When she and I used to to talk until the daylight.
And the taste of Belladonna drifted on the air,
And the milkman used to sing, 'La la la la la,
Bring out your dead'.

She had spent her early years in the villages of Egypt,
Teaching chicken-hearted children the artihmetic of love.
She told them of the pharaos
And they danced a few Boleros
In the sun.

Dogs were laughing sadly in the trees,
Always laughing sadly in the trees.

Dogs were laughing sadly in the trees,
Always laughing sadly in the trees.

And the milkman used to sing,
'La la la la la,
La la la la la,
Bring out your dead,
Bring out your dead'.

Part Four
And the milkman used to sing,
'La la la la la,
La la la la la,
Bring out your dead,
Bring out your dead'.

And the milkman used to sing,
'La la la la la,
La la la la la.'

She used to wear snapdragon in her hair, to bring us luck.
And we gambled with the fishermen on Friday nights.
Ooh, we had some nights to remember, and I do.
Ooh, we had some nights to remember, and I do.

There were beehives on the .... down along the shore where the seagulls flew.
And she whispered to me secretly, an no-one knew.
Ooh, we had some nights to remember, and I do.
Ooh, we had some nights to remember, and I do.

Pictures on a video screen
I open up one eye and I can see
A million T.V. screens from wall to wall
And as I look again it seems to me
My picture is projected on them all.

From far away I see my body now
I can follow every movement that I make
But I canít remember where I am or how,
Or wether I am dreaming or awake.

Refrain:
Sooner or later, Iíll believe the worldís not round,
Iíll turn up the vision, turn up the sound.
For I have discovered that Iím not what I seem,
Iím only a picture on a video screen.
And sooner or later, when the night comes rolling down,
Fear and confusion are all around;
I know that the problems
And the nightmares that I dream
Are only pictures on a video screen.

And as I rise to get myself another drink,
It seems like Iím some distance from my brain.
Iím looking down and I begin to think
This must be what itís like to go insane.

[Refrain] And sooner or later, ...

Sooner or later, Iíll believe the worldís not round,
Iíll turn up the vision, turn up the sound.
For I have discovered that Iím not what I seem,
Iím only a picture on a video screen.
Please donít fall in love
Refrain:
I know that youíre with him just now as I write,
I know you need someone to hold you at night,
But Iím begging you, baby, please donít fall in love.
I knew it might happen, when I was away
And now that itís happened I just want to say
That Iím begging you, baby, please donít fall in love.

Iím usually strong, but Iím feeling so weak,
It wells up inside me, I cry when I speak.
But the more I call you on the phone,
The more I feel alone
And the less we have to say.

[Refrain]

We kissed at the airport, we said we could wait,
I believe it is we who determine our fate;
And I love you more than I can say
Donít throw it all away,
Donít let it go by.

[Refrain]

Portishead radio
Refrain:
Portishead Radio, Portishead Radio,
Get me my girl on the line.
Portishead Radio, Portishead Radio,
I'm having to wait a long time.

Yankee Romeo Sierra Tango,
Yankee Romeo Sierra Tango.
Golf Hotel to Foxtrot Lima Sierra,
Golf Hotel to Foxtrot Lima Sierra.

Portishead, this is Mike Sierra Zulu Juliet,
I've been trying hard but I can't get through.
Portishead, I am running out of channels on the set,
If you have a heart I appeal to you.

[Refrain]

Yankee Romeo Sierra Tango,
Yankee Romeo Sierra Tango.
Golf Hotel to Foxtrot Lima Sierra,
Golf Hotel to Foxtrot Lima Sierra.

Portishead, I don't think you've even heard a word I've said,
I don't think you've heard anything at all.
Portishead, when I try to tune to you, the line is dead,
Am I beating my head against a wall?

[Refrain]

Whisky Papa, Whisky Papa, Papa Quebec,
Whisky Papa, Whisky Papa, Papa Quebec.
I'm rolling with a mistral wind
That blows me home too slowly.
I'm waiting for an answer,

[Refrain]

 

- Qu -
- R -
Railway hotel
We went to the room and we bolted the door,
The bass from the jukebox was coming through the floor,
And out through the walls we could still hear the roar of the trains.
Was this all the comfort we get for our sins?
No candles, no waiters, no soft violins?
A dirty electric convector plugged into the mains.

Refrain:

I had wanted much mor for the first night with you,
But the railway hotel was the best I could do,
I knew the Savoy would have suited you well,
But the best I could do was the railway hotel.

Away in the sky were the lights of a jet,
Burning in the night like a slow cigarette.
The lamp in the street threw a soft silhouette on the wall.
And though it was crumbling and rundown and dead
A chair and a sink and an old single bed,
The love we began and the things that we said, I recall.

[Refrain]

Run like the wind
There's an eagle in the eastern sky, turning in the wind;
Out across the evening, resting on the wing.
If I had the wings of an eagle there'd be no holding me
I'd be free, sailing free.  // B.Dickson:
I'd be free, sane and free.

Refrain:
One day soon I'm gonna run like the wind, one day soon
Gonna break away from everything, one day soon
Nothing in the world's gonna pull me back and nothing's gonna keep me in
Gonna run like the wind.

And if you should tell me you want to hold me down,
Before the glow of morning, I'll be gone without a sound.
The more you try to keep me in the less you will succeed
Sailing free, sailing free.  // B.Dickson:
Sane and free, sane and free.

[2 x Refrain]
Ring of scorpio
Strange and strong;
Bad dreams of burning love gone wrong.
Driven by desire-
Fight fire with fire, blade with blade,
And curse the games that once you played
Between the sheets,
Where you made your big mistake...

So lie awake, my darling, lie awake,
You know you'll never escape
Thr ring of scorpio.

Brave and tall,
The one we never thought could fall,
Beaten and betrayed;
The deals you made in foreign lands,
Smile on your face, blood on your hands;
You've had it all,
There's no more trust for you to break...

Refrain:
So lie awake, my darling, lie awake,
You know you'll never escape
Thr ring of scorpio.
You know you never can break
The ring of scorpio.

[Instrumental section]

[Refrain]

Running with a dream
Refrain:
James (Joey Tempest)
Running with a dream,
Burning deep inside.
Donít let them bring you down,
Donít let this chance go by.
Helena (A.M. Kaufmann)
Running with a dream
Only we can show
How far this road will lead
And what it means
To be running with a dream.

James
Sometimes it seems like youíve got it all
And everybody wants a share;
Helena
Sometimes your back is against the wall
And nobody seems to care.

James
Weíve tried so hard and weíve come so far,
We are the ones who donít give in;
James & Helena
The world will take us for what we are,
Whether we lose or win,
When weíre...

[Refrain]

James
Weíve tried so hard and weíve come so far,
We are the ones who donít give in;
James & Helena
The world will take us for what we are,
Whether we lose or win.

[Refrain]

 


© Dieter Friedl, September 26, 2013 / Impressum