LYRICS

 

 

Album: Fine Today

 

Agathi Bay

 

Iíd like to go South

Iíd like to go South

To rest my hurried mind

 

Iíd like to go down

Iíd like to go down

To a place, one of a kind

 

If I had a soul it would ever stay

On the perfect beach of Agathi Bay

 

The mountains look down

The sun is their crown

Covering sand and trees

 

The water is warm

The water is calm

Touched by a summer breeze

 

If I had a soul it would ever stay

On the perfect beach of Agathi Bay

 

Iíll play my songs

Iíll play my songs

In the hills round the Bay

 

They fade away

They fade away

Through the sand of the Bay

 

If I had a soul it would ever stay

On the perfect beach of Agathi Bay

 

If I had a soul it would ever stay

On the perfect beach of Agathi Bay

 

 

Epitaph

 

Hereís for the living

Hereís for the dead

Donít think there is a reason

Though it makes you bitter bad

 

Thereís is no point in seeking

There is no point in finding too

Only love can help us

To ease the pain, getting through

 

We all wait and wait to face

Eternal silence of the days

While itís all a play we play

Leaving traces that will fade

 

Thereís is no point in seeking

There is no point in finding too

Only love can help us

To ease the pain, getting through

 

 

Fine Today

  

Gulls drown out the sound of the sea

But the wailing is no bother to me

Crickets do their harshly tune

Under protection of the brown-green dunes

 

And Iím fine today

Feel impressed in a way

For thereís nothing to say

This perfection will stay

 

Mountain shadow is moving way up

Capturing houses, trees and rocks

Butterflies just dance around

On the rhythm of an unheard sound

 

And Iím fine today

Feel impressed in a way

For thereís nothing to say

This perfection will stay

 

Close your eyes and listen to the sound

Of all creations gathered around

Still existing when we passed away

And time does not exist anyway

 

And Iím fine today

Feel impressed in a way

For thereís nothing to say

This perfection will stay

 

 

First And Last Blues

 

I heard this really

Sounds like the blues

I heard this really

Sounds like the blues

But I really

Canít play

And the words

Stay away

First and last blues

 

Tapped my foot

And this school of fish

Tapped my foot

And this school of fish

Came swimming

Right To me

Way back

In the sea

First and last blues

 

Play the guitar

For a long time now

Play the guitar

For a long time now

But the blues

Is mystery

And this blues

Is history

First and last blues

 

 

Road To Arkassa

  

Four-hour flight but itís worth it

Former airport of the army USA

Cab drivers will be disappointed

When you drive your rental car away

 

Just one road around the mountains

The choice is only East or West

That for me is an easy question

Found the answer to my queste

 

I'm on the road to Arkassa

Western pearl on the shore

One day I'll end up in Arkassa

Nothing else furthermore

 

The isle up North is more unknown

From the hills the sea looks startled

Cliffs are steep, the roads linger

Road signs small and sometimes garbled

 

I'm on the road to Arkassa

Western pearl on the shore

One day I'll end up in Arkassa

Nothing else furthermore

 

I'm on the road to Arkassa

Western pearl on the shore

One day I'll end up in Arkassa

Nothing else furthermore

 

 

Tears Lost In Rain

 

I lead the raid to a scary ark

That sails at night in the deepest dark

To drowning islands left alone

Forsaken houses and empty thrones

 

I am the keeper, the last man standing well

One touch of me will end abusive spells

If I am not there the force of things

Canít be controlled by a bunch of rings

 

I am a dream lost within

A smile, captured in a grin

Suppressing all the pain

Fighting tears lost in rain

 

Who we are is really hard to say

For we change all throughout the way

Inside us there is a cave so deep

Where our main image creeps

 

I am a dream lost within

A smile, captured in a grin

Suppressing all the pain

Fighting tears lost in rain

 

I am a dream lost within

A smile, captured in a grin

Suppressing all the pain

Fighting tears lost in rain

 

 

When The Wind Stills

  

When the wind stills

The sails go down

When the wind stills

The sails go down

When the wind stills

My heading is unbound

 

When the sun shines

No work to be done

When the sun shines

No work to be done

When the sun shines

Until the moon comes along

 

When the wind stills

The desert comes at ease

When the wind stills

The desert comes at ease

When the wind stills

We long for a little breeze

 

When the sun shines

The sea perfect blue

When the sun shines

The sea perfect blue

When the sun shines

My mind it sails to you

 

 

Winter End

 

Who can tell when this winter will end

Light hides behind a fence

Of broken dreams and shattered years

Yet to come, built on fears

 

The ground frozen on every step

Reminiscing filled with gaps

Time is never on our side

It builds, it breaks, will abide

 

Whatís the use of being strong

When every day hope proves wrong

Whatís the use of being tough

When you canít heal with love

 

Hope is religion and not for real

Learn there is no steering wheel

That will help to control our life

Itís just luck when all years thrive

 

Whatís the use of being strong

When every day hope proves wrong

Whatís the use of being tough

When you canít heal with love

 

Album: 12-String Guitar Music

 

Cold Wind Blowing 

 

Feel the cold wind blowing

Through the broken lanes of times

To wait for life to open

Means waiting for a lie

 

But whatís the use of trying

When fears are grasping for

Every inch of soul space

Watching your back door

 

The days are getting shorter

And there are less to keep

My skin is slowly aging

And dreams will go asleep

 

All the things to fight for

Are priceless as they are

Thereís no use in running away

For it wonít bring you far

 

 

Man From Ephesus

 

I see a mountain that blocks the clouds

The wind is raging but it fails

Thereís some rain about to fall down

And somehow I feel out of scale

 

I donít know where I come from

Donít know what Iím heading for

There nothing but the moment right now

End of roads up to heretofore

 

Man from Ephesus, you were right, I think

Ta panta rhei, my guiding light

One canít step into the same river twice

I feel like a shadow in the night

 

I donít know where I come from

Donít know what Iím heading for

There nothing but the moment right now

End of roads up to heretofore

 

Down a valley that yields for water

While the hot sun gives no blink

Though the olive trees donít seem to bother

Itís just the universe that sings

 

I donít know where I come from

Donít know what Iím heading for

There nothing but the moment right now

End of roads up to heretofore

 

I donít know where I come from

Donít know what Iím heading for

There nothing but the moment right now

End of roads up to heretofore

 

 

Mayday

 

Mayday, mayday

All hands on deck itís mayday

Showdown, defend the crown

Remember all the folks in town

 

I heard the General, he is dying

Whoís the one to be in charge

Donít look at me, Iím no leader

Donít be fooled by my stars

Itís mayday, mayday, mayday, mayday

 

Whine time, shine in line

Donít be afraid, all will be fine

Hold your guts itís all you got

Itís you and me and your God

 

I canít tell we will win though

Maybe now but once weíll fail

But itís the only way they said so

Hold your backs straight and weíll sail

Itís mayday, mayday, mayday, mayday

 

 

Sliding Moon

 

A grin on the sliding moon

Autumn will be here soon

Fog instead of rain

For the thirsty grain

 

 

Music wonít let me down

It finds my way around

The answer is to be found

On 12-string ground

 

Strangers, weíll always be

All the ones I see

But you my are my eyes

As I sail the seas

 

A grin on the sliding moon

Autumn will be here soon

Fog instead of rain

For the thirsty grain

 

 

Album: Hidden

 

 

All Iíll Know

 

The rainy storm hits the harbour

And keeps the airplanes on the ground

I play cards with the unfamiliar

Whatís the name of this town ?

 

The wine is drawing pictures

Of the ones Iíve left behind

To prove the things that need no proof

Loving you is all Iíll find

 

Lightning hits like photographs

That show the very ancient days

Thunder rolls away the fears

And time still is on its way

 

This place is getting crowded

So Iíll I take up my guitar and go

To the memories that really count

Loving you is all I know

 

Saddle up the Palomino

Raise the flags and free the runway

Pack my fading recollection

But leave the slides of nowadays

 

The wine is drawing pictures

Of the ones Iíve left behind

To prove the things that need no proof

Loving you is all Iíll find

 

The wine is drawing pictures

Of the ones Iíve left behind

To prove the things that need no proof

Loving you is all Iíll find

 

 

Breathe

 

I canít breathe where you canít follow

Just canít drive the road I see

Stop my mind, thoughts turn hollow

There is time and there is me

 

Show me where my soul has gone to

Teach me where the anger bends

Lead me blinded through the pages

But touch me gently in the end

 

Blend my wishes with the ocean

They rule my life, causing waves

Seeking for a way of living

But Iíll remember what you gave

 

I can breathe where you can follow

And will find a way to use

All the scars that made me hollow

For I have paid my lifetime dues

 

 

Evening Train

 

Wonder how many hours

Before the midnight train arrives

Heading for the black horizon

Home for the ended lives

 

I say, thereís nothing more

When the final whistle blows

Tell me whatís the life you led my friend

And how many days to go ?

How many days to go ?

 

Morning train slowly finds its way

All new colours to be seen

Schools and  books and love is life

Before your suit is turned to green

 

I say, thereís nothing more

When the final whistle blows

Tell me whatís the life you led my friend

And how many days to go ?

How many days to go ?

 

Midday train donít drive that fast

I was meant for the moment now

Open up your wagon doors

I must be honest to my vow

 

I say, thereís nothing more

When the final whistle blows

Tell me whatís the life you led my friend

And how many days to go ?

How many days to go ?

 

Evening train I feel tired

All the words are giving in

And my guitars get heavier

How many songs left to sing ?

 

I say, thereís nothing more

When the final whistle blows

Tell me whatís the life you led my friend

And how many days to go ?

How many days to go ?

 

  

Just To Watch Her Smile

 

Talk to my angel

Itís a fallen one you know

Heís knocking on my window pane

Ask him where to go

 

Though I know heís always tired

Heís been guiding quite a while

I love my womanís smile

 

An island to sail to

In the Sargasso Sea

Though everyone gets lost there

I will never be

 

I prefer the silence

It guides me quite a while

But not above her smile

 

Fly above the river

Mountains in the snow

Follow the horizon

Itís a endless way to go

 

Iím sure that my angel

Will fly another mile

Just to watch her smile

 

 

Morning Rain

 

Iím a puppet on a string

Through daily routine

Whatever the day may bring

I am displaced in the scene

 

Morning rain, oh morning rain

Cry your tears of sorrow

Morning rain, oh morning rain

Guide me through tomorrow

 

Trading places is no option

I know myself so damned well

To leave this world is no option

So many reasons swell

 

Morning rain, oh morning rain

Cry your tears of sorrow

Morning rain, oh morning rain

Guide me through tomorrow

 

I know how the world turns

Money rules and burns your mind

There is nothing really left to learn

But to follow my heart sometimes

 

Morning rain, oh morning rain

Cry your tears of sorrow

Morning rain, oh morning rain

Guide me through tomorrow

 

 

Roads

 

Ride with me on roads so erratic

Talk to me but I wonít talk back

On the run for fate comes nearer

Donít ask about the places we left

 

Hurry stranger itís a one-chapter book

No headings and pages turn loose

Read the gambler with no cards in his hand

Who calls your bet and raises his land

Whatís the final result in the end

 

Not every rebel needs a revolution

Nor do all loners have no heart

Please compile your own constitution

But I wonít be a part of your war

 

Hurry stranger itís a one-chapter book

No headings and pages turn loose

Read the gambler with no cards in his hand

Who calls your bet and raises his land

Whatís the final result in the end

 

Walked the highway on a daily basis

It opened up my eyes to see

Nature is the true thing given

It killed the rush that life used to be

 

Hurry stranger itís a one-chapter book

No headings and pages turn loose

Read the gambler with no cards in his hand

Who calls your bet and raises his land

Whatís the final result in the end ?

Whatís the final result in the end ?

Whatís the final road in the end ?

 

 

September Light

 

September light

On a late summer night

The cracking of the evening dawn

When colours melt like the sun

For the evening light

 

September light

September night

All whatís left is black and white

All but the sky, shining bright

For the evening light

 

September light

Late summer night

Seagulls fly, the passer-by, listening

We sense the earth whispering

Through the evening light

 

September light

September night

Your palette makes it worth a while

To come again and dream a smile

On this evening light

 

September light

Late summer night

Before the night is falling in

After the day, the stirring grin

Of the evening light

 

 

To Build Today

 

Tell me what is nothing

What is nothing tonight

Tell me what is everything

What makes everything right

What blows away the fears

What is the use to wait

To build today

 

There are no sorries

And no goodbyes

Only worries and times

That shine

Memories in the shade

Recollect times that fade

To build today

 

Slide away the screens

Of independence

Beware of the God

In your heart

But do hesitate and wait

For there's a price to pay

To build today

 

 

To Me

 

I feel the omens

Gathering around

While the wind is roaring

And hammers down

 

Grey, screaming ravens

Fall out of the sky

They hop from stone to stone

I donít care why

 

Who baby, who baby

Keeps me from falling

Through the mirror of broken dreams

Who baby, who baby

Keeps me covered

When age will find its way,

To me

 

I donít really need

A lot of friends

Itís all enough for me

To fill a band

 

Where ever I lay my hat

Itís not my home

Home ground, Iíll be around

Itís decided, I will not grow

 

Who baby, who baby

Keeps me from falling

Through the mirror of broken dreams

Who baby, who baby

Keeps me covered

When age will find its way,

To me

 

Who baby, who baby

Keeps me from falling

Through the mirror of broken dreams

Who baby, who baby

Keeps me covered

When age will find its way,

To me

 

 

Album: Guardian Of Time

 

 

Fighter

 

Sand fighter

Donít look back

Time fighter

Your ship is wrecked

Tell me whatís your trail now

Tell me whatís your role

Ainít it nothing but a tale now

The process bought your soul

 

Sand fighter

Donít look back

Time fighter

Your ship is wrecked

Thereís nothing more than this scene

Seconds flow like a  lava-stream

Crawling on the volcanoís greed

Leaves you in a one-way street

Sand fighter

Time fighter

 

Sand fighter

Donít look back

Time fighter

Your ship is wrecked

The house you built seems broken down

The suit you bought is torn

Your hometown canít be found

Your friends were never born

Sand fighter

Time fighter

 

 

Hold Me

 

There's a fence round the park

Guardian of time

Where the clocks stop ticking

Where nature's in rhyme

The long tall trees

Arenít falling down

A path it carries you

Along the ground

 

And I think

Hold me

To hold  you

In the middle of

The end of the road

 

The gates never close

At the right time

Nothing to keep in

But memories fine

I watch your face

It's bothered with time

I hold your hand

Or does it hold mine ?

 

And I say

Hold me

To hold you

In the middle of

The end of the road

 

There's a fence round the park

Guardian of time

 

 

Hold Your Horses

 

Who has stopped the world

From turning around

Whereís the sunny side of town

In my suburban mind

 

Hold your horses

Or let them all go

I speak in morse-code

From the canyons below

 

I know that times will change

No doubt about that

Itís just this lasting rain

Which makes my eyes so wet

 

It ainít you baby

It even ainít me

This load will fall down, like

Leaves from a tree

 

I need some fading time

Put things together

It will all turn out fine

Some parts will get together

 

Hold your horses

Or let them all go

Speaking in morse-code

From the world below

 

 

Leftover Days

 

Though there ainít nothing left

But uncertain footsteps

And once in a while

A sad conscience

Iíd concrete the sea

To finish my youth

To conquer my fears

To plant my roots

 

Time stands still

Youth passes through

Give me leftover days

With some friends I knew

Iíd melt away mountains

Feeling certain for sure

Dealing the cards

As a preventive cure

 

Though there ainít nothing left

But vague flashes

Just shadows on the wall

Where minds burn to ashes

Iíd concrete the sea

For some leftover days

Iíd melt away mountains

Please show me the ways

 

 

Long Lost Vow

 

I hear them coming near, girl

See their machinery

I fear we lost our land, boy

Grey replacing green

 

Let us think

Though my mind is foggy now

Letís gather, and

Remember our long lost vow

 

Tell Joey to get the guns, John

Mary, bring the children in

Peter, call the neighbours

Iíve no doubt weíll win

 

Let me see

My mind feels clearer now

Too tired to run

This coast is the final stop for us

 

They will pollute the horizon

The roads will spit out cars

What happened with our cornfields

Will happen to our yards

 

Letís act, before

The fire is getting low

Letís gather, and

Remember our long lost vow

 

 

Old Mrs. V.

 

Old Mrs. V.

Troops the balcony

Stands for hours, building towers

To what we couldnít see

 

Old Mrs. V.

Really frightened me

Tempting the cold, a ten-year-old

Who peeped in agony

 

Beam her up

Beam her down

She thought she wouldnít die

By gazing at the sky

 

About Mr. V.

Dying we could see

At first we really tried to help

That is my folks not me

 

Old Mrs. V.

The interest slipped you see

The honesty came suddenly

Dad smiled, mom did flee

 

Beam her up

Beam her down

She thought she wouldnít die

By gazing at the sky

 

Old Mrs. V.

No longer scaring me

Her antique dead-nettle

Saved my biology

 

Old Mrs. V.

Did I ever thank thee ?

For this old tin soldier set

Though I wished it was complete

 

Beam her up

Beam her down

She thought she wouldnít die

By gazing at the sky

 

 

Probably Think Itís All New

 

Along the tracks

Near the road

I search my mind

And check my load

 

I wonder what

It is I miss

While I can feel

My memory slip

 

And youíll probably think itís all new

You too will find thereís no clue

 

Stand in the middle

Of times about to change

But can I ever

Unlock these chains

 

Itís deceiving

To meet with fate

While its existence

Will never wait

 

And youíll probably think itís all new

You too will find thereís no clue

 

Along the tracks

Near the road

I search my mind

And check my load

 

I wonder what

It is I miss

While I can feel

My memory slip

 

And youíll probably think itís all new

You too will find thereís no clue

 

 

Sister Domino

 

We talk about the pros and cons all day long

And aim for a goal far beyond this song

We enter into bonds to build up the ladder

Led by a siren called

 

Sister, sister domino

She helps the rumour-fields to grow

The information winds to blow

Whispers what there is to know

Uses all there is to use

Wins what you have to lose

 

Never interfere, itís not your game nor plan

We know that each and every river will bend

Feeding the stream with twigs and branches

Led by a siren called

 

Sister, sister domino

She helps the rumour-fields to grow

The information winds to blow

Whispers what there is to know

Uses all there is to use

Wins what you have to lose

 

Sister, sister dominoÖ (repeat)

 

 

Southern Winds

 

Let me flow on the southern winds

Laid back, easy, with the sun on my skin

Landing on sand, it feels fine

A setting sun and a bottle of wine

In this hall of life

I need no fame

You may sing my songs, forget my name

 

Go on brother you will succeed

For me success is no need

Although Iím doing quite alright

It feels wrong like the northern lights

You may question me

But you wonít understand

Maybe someday youíll know what I meant

 

My woman around and a few guitars

Money coming in from playing bars

Wrinkles in my face telling me time

One day I will cross the line

In this hall of life

I need no fame

You can sing my songs, forget my name

 

Let me flow on the southern winds

Laid back, easy, with the sun on my skin

Although my thoughts are precious time

I still walk the same old line

You may question me

But you wonít understand

Maybe someday youíll know what I meant

 

 

Sunlight Overture

 

Itís a sunlight overture

Shining light to see

It makes the gulfs reflect the sky

Bringing numbness to me

 

Itís a sunlight overture

Lasting waves to come

In between the water and sand

I feel no right or wrong

 

Itís a sunlight overture

Fading light to see

Winds arise and arouse

Ending a day for me

 

 

Willow Tree Bar

 

Thereís this man in the corner

Gazing at the women coming in

I know what he is struggling for

Going easy on the gin

 

Thereís a girl not looking

She seems not really aware

Of all the men dreaming of

Making love to her

 

A guitar-player singing

I think I like the tune

But from where I stand

Words canít arrive soon

 

Weíve got something here in common

Floating above our heads

But it wonít stay a minute

The moment we have left