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When I Came Down

When I came down from the sky
back to your town I'd been so long away
I telephoned you at your house
just to see, did you still live there?
oh you did, oh you did, oh you did.

And you came rolling down the road
hair blond flying in the evening
you looked the same, you never changed
shook your head and laughed the way you used to
oh you did, oh you did, oh you did.

Oh you are still a mystery to me
oh you are still a mystery to me.

You said you heard me on your radio
and I sang a song I wrote for you
can you believe me when I tell you
I meant every word and I still do
oh I do, oh I do, oh I do.

But I forget the days I spent here
sunny days of living was so peaceful
but all that changed the day you walked away
left me standing aching in the rain
oh you did, oh you did, oh you did.

Oh you are still a mystery to me
oh you are still a mystery to me.

When I came down from the sky
back to your town I'd been so long away
I telephoned you at your house
just to see, did you still live there?
oh you did, oh you did, oh you did.

Oh you are still a mystery to me
oh you are still a mystery to me.

Oh you are still a mystery to me
oh you are still a mystery to me.

Dante

Summer came from somewhere
It lay across the land
Soil was fine and warm in the hand
The shepherdess and the sheepdog
They kept a loving view
On starry nights fat lambs might stray
From the ewe
For summer came from somewhere
Now her journey's done
Dante loves the summer sun.

White clover and mountains
A sight to fill the eye
Yet eyes have seen and still wonder why
Dante turns for home again
Her rosy cheeks at evensong
But she won't leave her flock very long

For summer came from somewhere
Now her journey's done
Dante loves the summer sun.

For summer came from somewhere
Now her journey's done
Dante loves the summer sun.

For summer came from somewhere
Now her journey's done
Dante loves the summer sun.

Boat Song

My boat moved out to sea
And friends grew small from me
Waving from the shore
Will I see you more?
The land is misty, my eyes are too
The gulls are crying for me and you.

And now the sea is all around
But still above the seabirds sound
Gliding round the stern
When we land will they return?
The land is misty, my eyes are too
The gulls are crying for me and you.

My boat moved out to sea
And friends grew small from me
Waving from the shore
Will I see you more?

Mariner Blues

You would stand with the early sun
On the rope that held my boat
And the wheeling seagull began to wonder
Why I'd missed the tide
You sometimes came to brown your arms
And you sat upon the stern
And you thought how fine the valleys were
In between each crest
And you might say, yes you might say
The mariner is glad.

The gull flew down one morning
As I was setting out to sea
And told me in his language
You'd bid your goodbyes to me
I climbed up to your house
And tapped upon your windows
But all I saw within your rooms
Were paintings of the sea
And warm pullovers on the floor
And boots with sandy heels
And drawings that you made of me
While sailing out to sea
And you might say, yes you might say
The mariner is sad.

Our Love Will Not Decay

Were the calf to die in the womb
And the ewe to bear her lamb too soon
Should the field of barley fail
And the baby at your breast grow pale
Our love will not mildewed grow – no.

Were the snow to last until spring
And your fingers blue up to the ring
Should you curse the icy blast
All your beauty it destroys at last
Our love will not mildewed grow – no.

But with every new born day
The same thought through our lives will always stay
And the sun will shine through the dew
The baby will have rosy cheeks like you
Our love will not mildewed grow – no.

Thin Blue Flame

I became a thin, blue flame
Polished on a mountain range
Over hills and fields, I flew
Wrapped up in a royal blue

I flew over Royal City last night
Bullfighter on the horns of a new moonlight
Caesar’s ghost, I saw the wartime tides
The prince of Denmark’s father still and quiet
The whole world was looking to get drowned
Trees were a fist shaking themselves at the clouds
I looked over curtains, oh, it's then that I knew
That only a full house gonna make it through

I became a thin, blue wire
That held the world above the fire
So it was I saw behind
Heaven’s just a thin, blue line

If God’s up there, he’s in a cold, dark room
The heavenly host are just the cold, dark moons
He bent down and made the world in seven days
And ever since he’s been a-walking away
Mixing with nitrogen in lonely holes
Where neither seraphim or raindrops go
I see an old man wandering the halls alone
But only a full house gonna make a home

And I became a thin, blue stream
The smoke between asleep and dreams
And in that clear, blue undertow
Saw Royal City far below

Borders soft with refugees
Streets a-swimming with amputees
It’s a Bible or a bullet they put over your heart
It’s getting harder and harder to tell them apart
The days are nights and the nights are long
Beating hearts blossom into walking bombs
And those still looking in the clear, blue sky for a sign
Get missiles from so high they might as well be divine
And now the dogs are howling at our door
Singing about vengeance like it’s the joy of the lord
Bringing justice to the enemies, not the other way 'round
They’re guilty where killed and they’re killed where they’re found
If what’s loosed on earth will be loosed up on high
It’s a hell of a heaven we must go to when we die
Where even Laurel begs Hardy for vengeance, please
The fat man's crying on his hands and his knees
Back in the peacetime, he caught roses on the stage
Now, he twists indecision, takes bourbon for rage

Lead pellets peppering aluminum
Halcion, laudanum and opium
He sings kiss thee Hardy, this poisoned cup
His winding sheet is busy winding up
In darkness, he looks for the lights that have died
You need faith for the same reasons that it’s so hard to find
And this whole thing is headed for a terrible wreck
And like good tragedy, that’s what we expect

At night, I make plans for a city laid down
Like the hips of a girl on the spring-covered ground
Spirals and capitals and the twist of a script
Streets named for heroes that could almost exist
Fruit trees from Eden and the gardens that seem
To float like the smoke from a lithium dream
Cedar trees growing in the cool of the squares
Young women walking in the portals of prayer
The future glass buildings and the past an address
The weddings in pollen and the wine bottomless
And all wrongs forgotten and all vengeance made right
The suffering verbs put to sleep in the night

The future descending like a bright chandelier
The world just beginning and the guests in good cheer
In Royal City, I fell into a trance
Cause it’s hell to believe there ain’t a hell of a chance

I woke beneath a clear, blue sky
The sun a shout, the breeze a sigh
The old hometown and the streets I knew
Wrapped up in a royal blue

I heard my friends laughing out across the fields
Girls in the gloaming and the birds on the wheel
The raw smell of horses and the warm smell of hay
Cicadas electric in the heat of the day
A run of Three Sisters and the flush of the land
And the lake was a diamond in the valley’s hand
The straight of the highway and the scattered out hearts
They were coming together, they pulling apart
And angels everywhere were in my midst
In the ones that I loved, in the ones that I kissed
I wondered what it was I’d been looking for above
Heaven's so big, there ain’t no need to look up
So I stopped looking for royal cities in the air
Only a full house gonna have a prayer

Only a full house
Only a full house

The Remnant

I know who you are, old man, keep running
I caught your trail as you left the pines
Out into the fields where you couldn’t hide nowhere
Just a thin stitch up against the rising line
And up through the blue, I knew the stars were tumbling
Up through the blue, I knew the stars were tumbling

I know who you are, old man, keep running
I tracked you down by the look in the eyes
A thousand gone faces pressed against their windows
Horses hiding in the willows 'til the storm passed by
And a fine gray dust seemed to settle on the future
A fine gray dust seemed to settle in between
Your hat and the dapple of my appaloosa
The only living things that I could see
Up through the blue, I knew the stars were tumbling
Up through the blue, I knew the stars were tumbling

I know who you are, old man, keep running
I walked across the bottom of the lake below
Your boat and did you know that when you landed I was watching?
As the sky turned dark as the eyes of a foal
I’ll know you by the shift of the wind in the cobwebs
The sawdust swirls in the fins of the bullheads
Craters that you made when you lay down dreamin'
Strange constellations that you gave new meanin'
By the teeth marks you made on bones of the ice age
The smell of the cinder burning slow in your ribcage
Listen in the distance, you will hear me like your shadow
Footsteps soft as the tread of an echo
Up through the blue, I knew the stars were tumbling
Up through the blue, I knew the stars were tumbling

And the ground will open up into a mouth below us
And the mouth will open up into the empty sky
And the whistle as we hurtle through the halls of onyx
The only sound around us as we go by
And I’ll follow you out through the wells of charcoal
Moonlit stones around the cones of a black hole
Through the fields where grow the Ever and Forever
The tessellated blooms with the voids at their centers
A million rooms in a bead of luminescence
The filaments on the looms of dimension
The pillars of creation where they made the planets
The billion tiny teeth that tear the charge from your atoms
In a trillion tiny bites, they’ll eat the meat from the pearl
Throw your soul away, a cold grey little world
And nothing that is hidden will be revealed
Nothing that is hidden will be revealed
Nothing that is hidden will be revealed
Nothing that is hidden will be revealed

Holy War

If war is holy and sex is obscene
Then we got it twisted in this lucid dream
Baptized in boundaries, schooled in sin
Divided by difference, sexuality and skin

So we can hate each other and fear each other
We can build these walls between each other
Baby, blow by blow and brick by brick
Keep yourself locked in, yourself locked in
We can hate each other and fear each other
We can build these walls between each other
Baby, blow by blow and brick by brick
Keep yourself locked in, yourself locked

Maybe we should love somebody
Maybe we could care a little more
Maybe we should love somebody
Instead of polishing the bombs of holy war

What if sex was holy and war was obscene
And it wasn't twisted, what a wonderful dream
Living for love, unafraid of the end
Forgiveness is the only real revenge

So we can heal each other and feel each other
We can break these walls between each other
Baby, blow by blow and brick by brick
Keep yourself open, yourself open
We can heal each other and feel each other
We can break these walls between each other
Baby, blow by blow and brick by brick
Keep yourself open, you're open

Maybe we should love somebody
Maybe we could care a little more
Maybe we should love somebody
Instead of polishing the bombs of holy war

What if love was holy and hate obscene
We should give life to this beautiful dream
Cause peace and love ain't so far
If we nurse our wounds before they scar
Nurse our wounds before they scar

Guys My Age

I haven't seen my ex since we broke up
Probably 'cause he didn't wanna grow up
Now I'm out and wearing something low-cut
'Bout to get attention from a grown up

'Cause you hold me like a woman
In a way I've never felt before
And it makes me wanna hold on
And it makes me wanna be all yours

Guys my age don't know how to treat me
Don't know how to treat me
Don't know how to treat me
Guys my age don't know how to touch me
Don't know how to love me good
Guys my age don't know how to keep me
Don't know how to keep me
Don't know how to keep me
Guys my age don't know how to touch me
Don't know how to love me good

All he ever wanted was to go down
What we supposed to do with all his friends around, yeah
Smoking weed, he'd never wanna leave the house
Got an empty cushion on that sofa now

Told him, 'Good luck with the next one.'
Maybe she'll be just as immature
Gotta thank him, he's the reason
That I'll find out what I'm looking for

Guys my age don't know how to treat me
Don't know how to treat me
Don't know how to treat me
Guys my age don't know how to touch me
Don't know how to love me good
Guys my age don't know how to keep me
Don't know how to keep me
Don't know how to keep me
Guys my age don't know how to touch me
Don't know how to love me good

So I'm never going back
No, I'm never going back

Guys my age don't know how to treat me
Don't know how to please me
Don't know how to read me
Guys my age don't know how to touch me
Don't know how to love me good
Guys my age don't know how to tease me
Don't know how to leave me
Don't know how to need me
Guys my age don't know how to touch me
Don't know how to love me good

So I'm never going back
Don't know, don't know, don't know
No, I'm never going back
Don't know how to touch me
Don't know how to love me good
So I'm never going back
No, I'm never going back

Release

Twenty miles from anyone
Set my sights on the setting sun
Heaven talks but not to me
Cause heaven knows that nothing good comes free
Desolation tragedy
Is there nothing good in me
Is there nothing good in me
Is there nothing good in me
Is there nothing good in me
I've let me down down down down
I've let me down down down down

Petty lies to everyone
In the hopes that I could be someone
Heaven talks but not to me
And now I wonder if it's meant to be
Desolation tragedy
Is there nothing good in me
Is there nothing good in me
Is there nothing good in me
Is there nothing good in me
I've let me down down down down
I've let me down down down down
I've let me down down down down
I've let me down down down down

But I'll take your word
Cause after all you've never lied
Oh not at all
But look at me
Oh what a mess
I get caught up in the things that matter the least
Oh let me have release
I've let me down down down down
I've let me down down down down
I've let me down down down down
I've let me down down down down

Maria Elena

Maria Elena, you're the answer to a prayer
Maria Elena, can you see how much I care?
To me your voice is like the echo of a sigh
And when you're near my heart
Can't speak above a sigh
Maria Elena say we two will never part
Maria Elena take me to your heart
A love like mine is great enough for two
To share this love is really all I ask of you

Maria Elena, you're the answer to a prayer
Maria Elena, can you see how much I care?
To me your voice is like the echo of a sigh
And when you're near my heart
Can't speak above a sigh
Maria Elena say we two will never part
Maria Elena take me to your heart
A love like mine is great enough for two
To share this love is really all I ask of you

Maria Elena say we two will never part
Maria Elena take me to your heart
For a love like mine is great enough for two
To share this love is really all I ask of you
To share this love is really all I ask of you

The Unknown

Woman, help me
You turn my head in circles
Mama, blessed me
With magnet eyes for purple
Oh, so let me show you something good

Pastor, preacher
I want to say I'm sorry
Nice to meet ya
I think my eyes are starry
Pledge allegiance to my only

Sooner or later it all comes around
Hopefully then I will see
After the people and places are gone
You will come back,
You will come back to me, to me, to me
You will come back to me, to me, to me

Auntie Mara,
I think you know my reasons
I was a product
Of everything in season
Oh, so heavy. Set me free again

Oh, my papa,
If all the world could know you,
You could stop a thousand wars across the globe
Oh, I miss ya
Show them something good

Sooner or later it all comes around
Hopefully then I will see
After the people and places are gone
You will come back,
You will come back to me, to me, to me
You will come back to me, to me, to me

To me
To me

Who's Loving You

When I, I had you
Treated you bad and so wrong, my dear
But since, since you went away

Don't you know I sit around
With my head hanging down
And I wonder who's lovin' you.

I, I, I, I, I shouldn't ever,
Never ever made you cry
But girl, since, since you been gone

Don't you know I sit around
With my head hanging down
And I wonder who's lovin' you.

Cause a life without love,
It's so lonely, babe.
I don't think, I don't think I'm gonna make it.
All my life, all my life yeah I've been lost to you only
So come on home, baby,
Come on and take it.

All, all I can do, since you've gone is cry.
And don't you wonder or worry your pretty little head
About what I will do.

Don't you know I sit around
With my head hanging down
And I wonder who's lovin' you

Emerald Eyes

[The story of the love between Arthur and Guinvere. Lying on his deathbed, Arthur sings of his desperate love, Guinvere's beauty - and that he forgives her for all she has done]

You're a precious pearl
In a fragile shell
With a rose coloured skin
And a roses smell

Your long golden hair
Reflecting the light
Your Emerald Eyes
Twinkle like stars in the night

Your smile shines brighter than the sun
Your smile shines brighter than the sun

You are my queen
Choose who is worthy of you
You are my queen
Your warm heart's shining through
You are my queen

I forgive and forget whatever you do

Your body divine
From me you don't hide
The flame of desire
That is burning inside

Your ivory hands
Opened me the gate
To the meaning of life
Where love conquers hate

Your smile shines brighter than the sun

Tell Tale Signs

God dammit Amy, we're not kids any more.
You can't just keep waltzing out of my life,
Leaving clothes on my bedroom floor,
Like nothing really matters, like pain doesn't hurt.
You should be more to me by now than just heartbreak in a short skirt.

You kind of remind me of scars on my arms that I made when I was a kid,
With a disassembled disposable razor I stole from my dad,
When I thought that suffering was something profound,
That weighed down on wise heads,
And not just something to be avoided,
Something normal people dread.

God dammit Amy, well of course I've changed.
With all the things I've done and the places I've been
I'd be a machine if I had stayed the same.
But you're still back where we started, you haven't changed at all.
You're still trying to live like a kid, like you can always have it all.

You know you kind of remind me of scars on my arms that I hid as best I could,
That I covered with ink, but in the right kind of light they still bleed through,
Showing that there are some things I just can't change no matter what I do:
The tell-tale signs of being used,
Of being trapped inside of you.

You're a beautiful butterfly
Burned with a branding iron
Onto my outsides into my insides
As a simple sign:
To show off your ownership.
Burned into my naked skin,
Onto my outsides into my insides.

It's not even love any more,
It's just a claim upon my soul.
It stains my skin, yeah it's on my breath,
And I'm ashamed to get undressed
In front of strangers in case they see
The tell tale signs that you have left all over me.

God dammit Amy.
You'll always remind me of scars on my arms that I know will never fade.
And it's not like it's something I think about each and every day -
I just occasionally catch myself scratching them, as if they'd ever go away.
But these tell tale signs are here to stay, and in the end you know that's OK.
You will always be a part of my patched-up patchwork taped-up tape-deck heart.

Give It Up

All my days are spent watching you
All my days are spent wanting to
Give it up, give it up and fall
Just give it up, give it up, give it all

All my words, I wrote them for you
All my hurt broke your heart in two
But when I said give it up, give it up and fall
Just give it up, give it up, give it all

And hold my heart
And hold my heart
And hold my heart
And hold my heart

All this time I've been waiting
All the while I'm restating that you should
Give it up, give it up and fall
Just give it up, give it up, give it all

And hold my heart
And hold my heart

All my days are spent watching you
All my days are spent wanting to
Give it up, give it up and fall
Give it up, give it up, give it all

And hold my heart
And hold my heart
And hold my heart
And hold my heart

I Blame You

I blame you for the state I’m in and I’m
Black and blue is the state I’m in and I
Oh I told myself we had nothing to defend
I’ll be honest, broken hearts can rarely mend
But you’ve caught me, turned the dial and we’re on again

I blame you ‘cause I’m powerless to fight this
I heard you whisper I just had to try this again
All the warning signs and sirens didn’t break the spell
So I blame you and I’m gonna give you hell

I claim you and the life I left behind
I need you, real love’s so hard to find
Said I’d promised myself I’d walk away and then
I’ll be honest I had thought I’d never need to explain
But you’ve caught me, turned the dial and we’re on again

I blame you ‘cause I’m powerless to fight this
I heard you whisper I just had to try this again
All the warning signs and sirens didn’t break the spell
So I blame you and I’m gonna give you hell

Another Beautiful Mistake

I’m half-cut, going out of my mind
Tearing up, crashing the life that I drive
Since you disappeared out of my sight
No last goodbye

I’m out of luck, guess I should leave this behind
But I can’t stop feeling we were meant to collide
Since you up and left I realised
You had me blind

I swear you’re gonna feel the repercussions
Don’t you wanna taste my sweet revenge

You - you’re gonna watch me make
Another beautiful mistake
You - you’re gonna watch me make
Another beautiful mistake
I’m half-cut, going out of my mind
But you know what? I kinda like it and it's

You - you’re gonna watch me make
Another beautiful mistake

I’m all out, nothing more to say
So we strip down, ‘cause feelings get in the way
But I would be lying if I said I didn’t feel a thing
Didn’t feel a thing

I swear you’re gonna feel the repercussions
Don’t you wanna taste my sweet revenge

You - you’re gonna watch me make
Another beautiful mistake
You - you’re gonna watch me make
Another beautiful mistake
I’m half-cut, going out of my mind
But you know what I kinda like it and it’s

You - you’re gonna watch me make
Another beautiful mistake

Don’t tell me you didn’t feel a thing
Tell me you didn’t feel nothing
Don’t tell me you didn’t feel a thing

Gunsmoke

Some will lose their nerve tonight
Others lose their lives
A flash of fire in the fight
A cold look in my eyes
Passing judgement in the street
Where justice is revealed
I deal with darkness ruthlessly
I love the way it feels

Hear the roaring of the gun
Dead before the fear
Gunsmoke on the setting sun
You know the end is near

There's a shadow on my life
That's colder than the night
A chilling silence in the air
To fuel this dream of light
Dancing madly from the bar room
Where whiskey blinds my eyes
Lady luck is lonely now
Her streak has been denied

Hear the roaring of the gun
Dead before the fear
Gunsmoke on the setting sun
You know the end is near

I can hear the painful cry
That lets me know you're there
You're tryin' hard to stop me
When you know I just don't care
Another moment on your own
A life shot full of holes
I like how music pulls you in
To calm your restless soul

Hear the roaring of the gun
Dead before the fear
Gunsmoke on the setting sun
You know the end is near
Know the end is near

July on the sound

Cover up your hands and tuck in your feet
Sunniest day that I have ever seen
All of your friends will come out to the sea tonight
They' re coming out to say goodbye

I looked away, I looked at the ground
Holding your arm I could feel your heart pound
But like the waves that rolled into the sound you died
And now never will we see your eyes

I ran away from the pain but I still see your face
I can still see your face

All our lives are weights on a string

All night long

You're walking up with your eyes on me
It's looking good but I just don't know
I need a girl who can keep her head
All night long
You didn't come just to see the show
I guess you know what you want to see
The way you smile lets me know I can't go wrong

I want to touch you
I want to feel you
I want to make you mine

I want to love you (all night long)
I want to be with you (all night long)
I want to love you (all night long)
I want to be with you (all night long)

I saw you standing down by the stage
Your black stockings and your see-through dress
Your mouth is open but I don't want to hear ya
Say good night

You're sorta young
But you're over age
I don't care cause I like your style
Don't know about your brain
But you look alright

I want to touch you
I want to feel you
I want to make you mine

I want to love you (all night long)
I want to be with you (all night long)
I want to love you (all night long)
I want to be with you (all night long)

Your mind is dirty
But your hands are clean
You show the class
But you're left alone
I know I can't stand another night
(on my own)
Hey girl would you like some wine?
What's your name?
Are you by yourself?
Are you the one?
But you say 'Can I take you home?'

I want to touch you
I want to feel you
I want to make you mine

I want to love you (all night long)
I want to be with you (all night long)
I want to love you (all night long)
I want to be with you (all night long) (x2)

Just Like Gold

crystal skies
crowded places
lonely faces

howling wind
in thoses eyes
desperation
hesitation
for the win

running from the darkness of the night
we'll be shining past the brightest light
just like gold
just like gold
believing we can spark the break of dawn
we can find the power to be strong
just like gold
just like gold

...(gold)

day or night
there's no noise
where you're going
how and when
but we will find
find your answer
don't take forever
to begin

...(hmm)

running from the darkness of the night
we'll be shining past the brightest light
just like gold
just like gold
believing we can spark the break of dawn
we can find the power to be strong
just like gold
just like gold just like gold

...(gold)

running from the darkness of the night
we'll be shining past the brightest light
just like gold
just like gold
believing we can spark the break of dawn
we can find the power to be strong
just like gold
just like gold just like gold

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A bit

I drink the evening
And it turns my lips blue
I know your out there
Your taste is what I hold on to

I drink the morning
And my mouth is filled with sunshine
You're here but how do I know
How do I know if youre really mine?

I wanna taste life twice
Undress your soul that’s in disguise

A bite of you and a bite of me
A bit of you and a bit of me
My lips are longing for us to meet
A bit of bitter and a bit of sweet

I jump in the sea
And I turn salt into sugar
The way I think about you
May not be who you really are

You smell like the rain
You turn the drops into tears
As it waters my heart
A flower grows instead of fears

Love…
Love…
Love…
Love, love

When you come around
I go silent, won’t move
To feel your vibes
By look into your eyes

When you come around
I go silent, won’t move
Staring in your eyes
And fantasize

When you come around
I go silent, won’t move
To feel your vibes
By look into your eyes

When you come around
I go silent, won’t move
Staring in your eyes
And fantasize

A bite of you and a bite of me
A bit of you and a bit of me
My lips are longing for us to meet
A bit of bitter and a bit of sweet

Tenderness

What can I do?
What can I do?
Much of what you say is true
I know you see through me
But there’s no tenderness
Beneath your honesty

Right and wrong
Right and wrong
It never helped us get along
You say you care for me
But there’s no tenderness
Beneath your honesty

You and me were such good friends
What’s your hurry?
You and me could make amends
I’m not worried
I’m not worried

Honesty
Honesty
It’s such a waste of energy
No, you don’t have to lie to me
Just give me some tenderness
Beneath your honesty
You don’t have to lie to me
Just give me some tenderness

Better Man

[Verse 1]
I know I'm probably better off on my own
Than lovin' a man who didn't know
What he had when he had it
And I see the permanent damage you did to me
Never again, I just wish I could forget when it was magic
I wish it wasn't 4am, standing in the mirror
Saying to myself, you know you had to do it
I know the bravest thing I ever did was run

[Chorus]
Sometimes, in the middle of the night, I can feel you again
But I just miss you, and I just wish you were a better man
And I know why we had to say goodbye
Like the back of my hand
And I just miss you, and I just wish you were a better man
A better man

[Verse 2]
I know I'm probably better off all alone
Than needing a man who could change his mind at any given minute
And it's always on your terms
I'm hanging on every careless word
Hoping it might turn sweet again
Like it was in the beginning
But your jealousy, I can hear it now
You're talking down to me like I'll always be around
You push my love away like it's some kind of loaded gun
Boy, you never thought I'd run

[Chorus]
Sometimes, in the middle of the night, I can feel you again
But I just miss you, and I just wish you were a better man
And I know why we had to say goodbye
Like the back of my hand
And I just miss you, and I just wish you were a better man
A better man
Better man

[Bridge]
I hold onto this pride because these days it's all I have
And I gave you my best and we both know you can't say that
You can't say that
I wish you were a better man
I wonder what we would've become
If you were a better man
We might still be in love
If you were a better man
You would've been the one
If you were a better man
Yeah, yeah

[Chorus]
Sometimes, in the middle of the night, I can feel you again
But I just miss you, and I just wish you were a better man
And I know why we had to say goodbye
Like the back of my hand
And I just miss you and I just wish you were a better man
A better man
Better man

[Outro]
We might still be in love, if you were a better man
Better man

The Lonely Monarch

I dwell in you shadow
I dare not wake what's asleep
I grew in your shadow
I never defied the resting beast
But when you dress in your black wings again
When you turn your back on me again
Still not denying you
Still not denying you

I've tried a thousand times
And bowed a thousand more
And I fought through eternal nights
To keep us from falling
It's written across the sky
It offers clarity
It is not you, it's only me
Who keeps us from falling down

I always felt a burden
It was always hard
Always felt uncertain
You never meant no harm
Raise that head again
Wake that will again
Solution could be tranquil
And absolution so close
Don't fear to turn inside
Leave that path behind
Cross the inner lines
Change your ways to end
Where are your reasons to extend
The lonely monarch's war again?

I've tried a thousand times
And bowed a thousand more
I fought through eternal nights
To keep us from falling
It's written across the sky
It offers clarity
It is not you, it's only me
Who keeps us from falling

I've tried a thousand times
And bowed a thousand more
I fought through eternal nights
To keep us from falling
It's written across the sky
It's clear for all to see
That it's not you, it's only me
Who keeps us from falling down
Who keeps us from falling down
Who keeps us from falling down

A Good Heart

I hear a lot of stories
I suppose they could be true
All about love
And what it can do to you

Highest risk of striking out
The risk of getting hurt
And still
I have so much to learn

Well, I know
'Cause I think about it all the time
I know
That real love has quite a price

And a good heart
These days, is hard to find
(A good heart)
True love, the lasting kind

A good heart
These days, is hard to find
So please be gentle with this heart of mine

My expectations may be high
I blamed it on my youth
Soon enough
I'll learned the painful truth

I'll face it like a fighter
Then boast of how I've grown
Anything is better
Than being alone

Well, I know
'Cause I learn a little every day
I know
'Cause I listen when the experts say

That a good heart
These days, is hard to find
(A good heart)
True love, the lasting kind

A good heart
These days, is hard to find
So please be gentle with this heart of mine

As I look back
On all my childhood dreams
My ideas of love weren't
As foolish as they seemed

If I don't start looking now
I'll be left behind
And a good heart these days
It's hard to find

Well, I know
It's a dream I'm willing to defend
I know
It will all be worth it in the end

And a good heart
These days, is hard to find
(A good heart)
True love, the lasting kind

A good heart
These days, is hard to find
So please be gentle with this heart of mine

And a good heart
These days, is hard to find
(A good heart)
True love, the lasting kind

A good heart
These days, is hard to find
So please be gentle with this heart
With this heart of mine

A good heart, a good heart
A good heart, a good heart
A good heart, a good heart
A good heart

You Little Thief

You little thief
You let me love you
You saw me stumbling
You watched me fall
You left me broken
Shattered and bleeding
But there's no hard feelings
There no feelings at all

You little thief
You little savage
You little beauty
You little whore
You've taken everything
I had to believe in
Now there's nothing
To believe in at all

So tell me how does it feel
To make a grown man wanna die
Does it make you uneasy
Does it every cross your mind

You little dream
You little nightmare
You little nothing
You little girl

You left me broken

There's no hard feelings

Cos when I needed you
You watched me fall

Lay You Down

I should have known better my dear
You'd be out somewhere and I'm right here
All this time waiting for change
When there's nothing to gain
Oh, all of my hopes were in vain

Oh I'm on my own
When I lay us down, lay us down
Oh I'm on my own
When I lay us down to sleep

I should have known better my love
Save our hearts or what's left thereof
From this dark endeavor and chose
What's worth to lose
Ah, all of your games
All the ruse

Oh I'm on my own
When I lay us down, lay us down
Oh I'm on my own
When I lay us down to sleep, hey

Oh I'm on my own
When I lay us down, lay us down
Oh I'm on my own
When I lay us down to sleep

You only seem stronger than me
I am fighting for this love for many years
And I love you even more than before
Tell me how can that be when you act so cold

Oh I'm on my own
When I lay us down, lay us down
Oh I'm on my own
When I lay us down to sleep

You lay us down
You lay us down
You lay us down to sleep
You lay us down
You lay us down
You lay us down to sleep

Don't Sell Yuh Soul

Intro
Hah!
No matter the offer … Hah!
Never sell out
Yuh know why?
Check it out!

Chorus
Don't sell yuh soul
(For material things and)
Jah is in control
(Four cornah, four winds, ay)
Don't sell yuh soul
(For material things now)
Jah is in control
(Four cornah, four winds, ay)

I'm movin' on
I've got work to do
So much mout' to feed
Provide for mahself
And mah family
Much love, much care
The children need
Dat's weapon, deh tear an’ deh blood, baby
I’m not givin’ up
True indeed
Can you tell the pressure they feel?
Eh, an’ ah tell you …
Ay … alright then

Don't sell yuh soul
(For material things now)
Jah is in control
(Four cornah, four winds, ay)
(x2)

Even if I’m heartbroken
I’m bein’ outspoken
Ah wouldah nevah sell out from dah token
I’m fuh real, yet still some fakin’
Some go out an’ bow out
Ah weak to de system
Hey, man, be real
Govern yuh sistrin
Be careful
Ah hope unno listenin’
Rastafari, keep it royal
(Hey, ah told yuh, huh!)

Don't sell yuh soul
(For material things and)
Jah is in control
(Four cornah, four winds an’ ah)
Don't sell yuh soul
(For material things now)
Jah is in control
(Four cornah, four winds)

I'm movin' on
Got work to do
So much mout' to feed
Provide fuh mahself
An’ mah family
Much love, much care
The children need
Dat's weapon, deh tear an’ deh blood, baby
I’m not givin’ up
True indeed
Can you tell the pressure we feel?
Yo, Rastafari!
I’m askin’, but …

Don't sell yuh soul
(For material things now)
Jah is in control
(Four cornah, four winds, boodeh)
Don't sell yuh soul
(For material things now)
Jah is in control
(Four cornah, four winds)

Even if I’m heartbroken
Bein’ outspoken
Coulda nevah sell out a propah token
Ah know am fuh real
Yes, there’s some fakin’
Some go out an’ bow out to de system
King man, be wise
Govern yuh sistrin
Yo, be careful
Hope yuh listenin’
Rastafari now, hey
Ah doh know, nuh be no victim

Don’t sell yuh soul
(For material things and)
Jah is in control
(Four cornah, four winds, oy)
Don’t sell yuh soul
(For material things now)
Jah is in control
(Four cornah, four winds)
Don’t sell yuh soul
(For material things)
Jah is in control
(Four cornah, four winds)
Don’t sell yuh soul
Jah is in control …

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