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16.06.2018

Poison in the Well

Tell me what's gone wrong
I tilt my head there, under the faucet
But when I turn it on
Dry as paper
Call the neighbors
Who's to blame for what's going on?
In the dark without a clue
I'm just the same as you
 
Oh, they tell us there's poison in the well
That someone's been a bit untidy
And there's been a small spill
Not a lot, no, just a drop
But there you are mistaken, you know you are
 
I wonder just how long
They knew our well was poisoned
But they let us just drink on
 
Oh, they tell us there's poison in the well
That someone's been a bit untidy
That there's been a small spill
And all that it amounts to is a tear in a salted sea
That someone's been a bit untidy
They'll have it cleaned up in a week
 
But the week is over
Now it's growing into years since I was told that
I should be calm
There's nothing to fear here
But I drank that water for years
My wife and my children!
 
So tell me, where to now
If your fight for a bearable life can be fought
And lost in your backyard?
 
Oh, don't tell us there's poison in the well
That someone's been a bit untidy
That there's been a small spill
And all that it amounts to is a tear in a salted sea
That someone's been a bit untidy
They'll have it cleaned up in a week
 
10.10.2017

You Happy Puppet (LP Version)

How did they teach you to be
Just a happy puppet dancing on a string?
How did you learn everything
That comes along with slavish funnery?
 
Tell me something, if the world is so insane
Is it making you sane again to
Let another man tug at the thread
That pulls up your nodding head?
 
How did they teach you to be
Just a happy puppet dancing on a string?
How do you manage to live
Inside this tiny stage you can't leave?
 
Tell me something, if the world is so insane
Is it making you sane again to
Let another man tug at the thread
That pulls up your nodding head?
 
A dullard strung on the wire
When the master's gone, you hang there
With your eyes and your limbs so lifeless
 
Tell me something, if the world is so insane
Is it making you sane again to
Let another man tug at the thread
That pulls up your nodding head?
 
How did they teach you to be
Just a happy puppet dancing on a string?
How do you manage to speak
Your mouth a frozen grin?
 
A dullard strung on the wire
When the master's gone, you hang there
With your eyes and your limbs so lifeless
 
Tell me something, if the world is so insane
Is it making you sane again to
Let another man tug at the thread
That pulls up your empty wooden head?
 
Your hollow head, your marble eyes
Your wooden hands and your metal jaw pins
All wait in limbo for the man
Who knows how to move you this way
 
21.06.2017

Because the Night [Live version]

Take me now, baby, here as I am
Hold me close and try 'n' understand
Desire is hunger, is the fire I breathe
Love is a banquet on which we feed
 
Come on now, try and understand
The way I feel under your command
Take my hand as the sun goes down
They can't hurt you now
Can't hurt you now
Can't hurt you now
 
Oh, because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us
 
Have I doubt, baby, when I'm alone
Love is a ring, a telephone
Love is an angel disguised as lust
Here in our bed until the morning comes
 
Come on now, try and understand
The way I feel under your command
Take my hand as the sun goes down
They can't hurt you now
Can't hurt you now
Can't hurt you now
 
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us
 
With love we sleep
With doubt the vicious circle turns and burns
Without you, oh, I cannot live
Forgive the yearning, burning
I believe it's time to heal, to feel
So take me now, take me now, take me now
 
Oh, because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us
Because the night belongs to lovers
And everybody's saying, it belongs to us
 
14.02.2017

Eden

We are the roses in the garden
Beauty with thorns among our leaves
To pick a rose you ask your hands to bleed
What is the reason for having roses
When your blood is shed carelessly
It must be for something more than vanity

Believe me, the truth is we're not honest
Not the people that we dream
We're not as close as we could be
Willing to grow, but rains are shallow
Barren and wind-scattered seed
On stone and dry land we will be

Waiting for the light arisen
To flood inside the prison
And in that time
Kind words alone will teach us
No bitterness will reach us
Reason will be guided in another way

All in time...

But the clock is another demon
That devours our time in Eden
In our Paradise
Will our eyes see well beneath us, flowers all divine
Is there still time?
If we wake to discover in life a precious love
Will that waking become more heavenly?

14.02.2017

City of Angels

Heaven, is this heaven where we are?
See them walking, if you dare, if you call that walking
Stumble, stagger, fall and drag themselves
Along the streets of heaven.

Where is the blessed table to feed all who hunger on Earth
Welcomed and seated, each one joyfully served?
See them walking, if you dare, if you call that walking
Stumble, stagger, fall and drag themselves
Along the streets of heaven.

Where is the halo that should glow 'round your face
And where are the wings that should grow from your shoulder blades?
Show them to me
These are sobering sights I've seen in the City of Angels
Have all been one rude awakening
That was due to me in Heaven

There would have been heavenly music, I was convinced before
A host of the dearly to meet me with Hosannas sung at the door
But these are sobering sights I've seen in the City of Angels
Have all been one rude awakening that was due to me in Heaven
In this city of fallen angels

14.02.2017

How you've grown

'My how you've grown'
I remember that phrase from my childhood days, too
'Just wait and see'
I remember those words and how they chided me
When patient was the hardest thing to be
Because we can't make up for the time that we've lost
I must let these memories provide
No little girl can stop her world to wait for me

I should have known
At your age, in a string of days, the year is gone
But in that space of time it takes so long
Because we can't make up for the time that we've lost
I must let these memories provide
No little girl can stop her world to wait for me

Every time we say goodbye
You're frozen in my mind
As the child that you'll never will be
You never will be again

I'll never be
Be more to you than a stranger could be

Every time we say goodbye, you're frozen in my mind
As the child that you'll never will be
You'll never will be again

Every time we say goodbye, you're frozen in my mind
As the child that you'll never will be
Will be again

14.02.2017

Few and far between

Times are far between and few I bet
When we can look upon our lives without regret
Of all the things I have done
You think I'm proud of everyone
Without exception?

'Till you make your peace with yesterday
You'll never build a future, I swear by what I say
Whatever penance you do
Decide what it's worth to you
And then respect it
However long it will take
To weather your mistakes
Why not accept it?

My hands, for now, are tied
I'm a body frozen
I'm a will that's paralyzed
When will you ever set aside
Your pain and misery?

No matter how I beg
No matter how I wish or plead
You'll never be more than alive
You'll never do more than survive
Until you expect it
Do you want to build a world with our lives?
You better soon decide
Or you can forget it

My hands, for now, are tied
I'm a body frozen
I'm a will that's paralyzed
'Till you drop that heavy baggage you're dragging behind
There won't be room for us to both go this ride

14.02.2017

If you intend

If you intend to live again
Open your eyes and don't pretend
You're feeling there's nothing worth believing

God, if you persist you'll die like this
And wither in the midst of your first season
Cut down with no reason

How can you be so near and not see everything?

If you intend to live again
Then take the outstreched hand of one
Who needs you
It's been so long, we've missed you

Why do you intend to speed your end?
Lie in the dark and let your limbs grow weaker
Sinking low, then deeper.

How can you be so near and not see everything?

Feel what might be
See what I see
Again and again and again and again, say you don't
You say you don't, but you will

How can you be so near and not see?

14.02.2017

Eat for two

Oh, baby blankets and baby shoes
Baby slippers, baby spoons, walls of baby blue
Dream child in my head
Is a nightmare born in a borrowed bed
Now I know lightning strikes again
It struck me once, then struck me dead
My folly grows inside of me

I eat for two, walk for two, breathe for two now
Walk for two, eat for two, breathe for two now

Well, the egg man fell down off his shelf
All the good King's men with all their help
Struggled 'til the end
For a shell they couldn't mend
You know where this will lead
To hush and rock in the nursery
For the kicking one inside of me

I eat for two, walk for two, breathe for two now
Eat for two, walk for two, breathe for two now

When the boy was a boy, the girl was a girl
They found each other in a wicked world
Strong in some respects
But she couldn't stand for the way he begged
And gave in
Pride is for men, young girls should run and hide instead
Risk the game by taking dares with 'yes'

Eat for two, walk for two, breathe for two now
Eat for two, walk for two, breathe for two now

Walk for two? I'm stumbling
Walk for two? I'm stumbling
Breathe for two, how? I can't breathe
I can't breathe
Five months, how it grows
Five months now, I begin to show

14.02.2017

Circle Dream

I dreamed of a circle, I dreamed of a circle round
I dreamed of a circle, I dreamed of a circle round
And in that circle I had made
Were all the worlds unformed and unborn yet
A volume, a sphere that was the Earth
That was the moon that did revolve around my room

I dreamed of a circle (I dreamed of a circle)
I dreamed of a circle round
And in that circle was a maze, a terrible spiral to be lost in
Blind in my fear, I was escaping just by feel
But at every turn my way was sealed

I dreamed of a circle (I dreamed of a circle)
I dreamed of a circle round
And in that circle was a face
Her eyes looked upon me with fondness
Her warmth coming near
Calling me sweetness, calling me dear
But I whispered no, I can't rest here

I can't rest here (I dreamed of)

I dreamed of a circle (I dreamed of a circle)
I dreamed of a circle round
I dreamed of a circle (I dreamed of a circle)
I dreamed of a circle round

13.01.2017

Gun Shy

I always knew that you would take yourself far from home
As soon as, as far as you could go
By the 1/4 inch cut of your hair and the Army issue green
For the past eight weeks, I can tell where you've been

For I knew, I could see, it was all cut and dried to me
There was soldiers' blue blood streaming inside your veins
There is a world outside of this room, and when you meet it promise me
You won't meet it with your gun

So now you are one of the brave few
It's awful sad we need boys like you
I hope the day never comes for 'Here's your live round, son
Stock and barrel, safety, trigger, here's your gun'

Well I knew, I could see, it was all cut and dried to me
There was soldiers' blue blood streaming inside your veins
There is a world outside of this room, and when you meet it promise me
You won't meet it with your gun taking aim

For I don't mean to argue, they've made a decent boy of you
And I don't mean to spoil your homecoming
But, baby brother
You should expect me to

'Stock and barrel, safety, trigger, here's your gun'

So now does your heart pitter-pat with a patriotic song
When you see the stripes of Old Glory waving?

Well I knew, I could see, it was all cut and dried to me
There was soldiers' blue blood streaming inside your veins
There is a world outside of this room and when you meet it promise me
You won't meet it with your gun taking aim

I don't mean to argue, they've made a decent boy of you
And I don't mean to spoil your homecoming, my baby brother Jude
And I don't mean to hurt you by saying this again
They're so good at making soldiers - but they're not so good at making men

13.01.2017

Verdi Cries

The man in 119 takes his tea alone
Mornings we all rise
To wireless Verdi cries
I'm hearing opera through the door
The souls of men and women, impassioned all
Their voices climb and fall
Battle trumpets call
I fill the bath and climb inside

Singing... la-la-la...

He will not touch their pastry
But every day they bring him more
Gold from the breakfast tray
I steal them all away
And then go and eat them on the shore

I draw a jackal-headed woman in the sand
Sing of a lover's fate
Sealed by jealous hate
Then wash my hand in the sea
With just three days more
I'd have just about learned the entire score
To Aida

Holidays must end as you know
All is memory
Taken home with me:
The opera, the stolen tea
The sand drawing, the verging sea
All years ago...

13.01.2017

The Painted Desert

'The painted desert can wait till summer'
We've played this game of 'just imagine' long enough
Wait till summer?
When I'm sure the rain has ended, the blooms have gone
Every one killed by the morning frost

Is a cactus blooming there in every roadside stand
Where the big deal this cowboy gear sewn in Japan?

'The painted desert can wait till summer'
We've played this game of 'just imagine' long enough
Wait till summer?
When I'm sure the rain has ended, the blooms have gone
Every one killed by the morning frost

Is a cactus blooming there upon the northern rim
Or in the ruins of the Hopi Mesa dens?

You met a new friend in the Canyon or so you wrote
On a blanket in the cooling sand
You and your friend agreed
That the stars were so many there
They seemed to overlap

'The painted desert can wait till summer'
We've played this game of 'just imagine' long enough
Wait till summer?
When I am sure the rain has ended, the blooms have gone
Every one killed by the morning frost

Was a cactus blooming there as you watched the native boy?
In a flagstaff trailor court, you wrote the line
'He kicked a tumbleweed and his mother called him home
Where the Arizona moon met the Arizona sun'

'I wanted to be there by May at the latest time'
Isn't that the plan we had or have you changed your mind?
I haven't read a word from you since Phoenix or Tucson
April is over, will you tell me how long
Before I can be there...?

10.01.2017

I'm Not the Man

It crawls on his back, won't ever let him be
Stares at the walls until the cinder blocks can breathe
His eyes have gone away, escaping over time
He rules a crowded nation inside his mind

He knows that night like his hand
He knows every move he made
Late shift, the bell that rang
A time card won't fade

10:05 his truck pulled home
10:05 he climbed the stairs
About the time he was accused of being there

But I'm not the man
He goes free as I wait on the row
For the man to test the rope
He'll slip around my throat
And silence me...

On the day he was tried, no witness testified
Nothing but evidence, not hard to falsify
His own confession was a prosecutor's prize
Made up of fear, of rage and of outright lies

But I'm not the man
He goes free as the candle vigil glows
As they burn my clothes
As the crowd cries, 'Hang him slow!'
And I feel my blood go cold
He goes free...

Call out the KKK, they're wild after me
And with that frenzied look of half-demented zeal
They'd love to serve me up my final meal

Who'll read my final rite and hear my last appeal?
Who struck this devil's deal?

10.01.2017

My Sister Rose

Big big plans are being made
For my sister's wedding day
We'll have a ball
At the Sons of Roma Hall
Family, friends, come one and all

First the best man makes a toast
To Rocky and my sister Rose
'A life of years
Free of tears
Bottoms up and lots of luck!'

Polka, tango everyone
Cha-cha, mambo Rose and Rock alone
Frankie Rizzo and his combo play on

Single girls all hear the call
Form a crowd at the back wall
And when the bouquet flies
Each one tries
To be the best catch and next year's bride

Uncle Sam and Uncle Joe
Take their places in the row
They're standing by
Side to side
For dollar dances with the bride

Polka, tango everyone
Cha-cha, mambo, Rose and Rock alone
'He's a banker, she'll be well off now'

Sister Rose, take your mother's place
Trade your home and your maiden name
For a list of vows and a veil of lace
Made a wife of you today.

Now they cut the five-tier cake
'That Colucci, he can bake'
A frosted tower
Of sugar and flour
For the couple of the hour

Polka, tango everyone
Cha-cha, mambo Rose and Rock alone
She was born to wear that gown

Sister Rose, take your mother's place
Trade your home and your maiden name
For a list of vows and a veil of lace
Made a wife of you today

But you're my sister Rose the same

10.01.2017

A Campfire Song

A lie to say, 'O my mountain has coal veins and beds to dig
500 men with axes and they all dig for me'
A lie to say, 'O my river where many fish do swim
Half of the catch is mine when you haul your nets in'

Never will he believe that his greed is a blinding ray
No devil or redeemer will cheat him
He'll take his gold to where he's lying cold

A lie to say, 'O my mine gave a diamond as big as a fist'
But with every gem in his pocket, the jewels he has missed
A lie to say, 'O my garden is growing taller by the day'
He only eats the best and tosses the rest away

Never will he be believe that his greed is a blinding ray
No devil or redeemer can cheat him
He'll take his gold to where he's lying cold
Six deep in the grave

Something is out of reach
Something he wanted
Something is out of reach
He's being taunted
Something is out of reach
That he can't beg or steal, nor can he buy

His oldest pain
And fear in life:
There'll not be time
His oldest pain
And fear in life:
There'll not be time

A lie to say 'O my forest has trees that block the sun
And when I cut them down I don't answer to anyone'

No, no, never will he believe that his greed is a blinding ray
No devil or redeemer can cheat him
He'll take his gold where he's lying cold

10.01.2017

Gold Rush Brides

Follow the typical signs
The hand-painted lines
Down prairie roads
Pass the lone church spire
Pass the talking wire
From where to who knows

There's no way to divide
The beauty of the sky
From the wild western plains
Where a man could drift
In legendary myth
By roaming over spaces

The land was free and the price was right

Dakota on the wall
Is a white-robed woman, broad
Yet maidenly
Such power in her hand
As she hails the wagon man's
Family
I see Indians that crawl
Through this mural that recalls
Our history

Who were the homestead wives?
Who were the gold rush brides?
Does anybody know?
Do their works survive
Their yellow fever lives
In the pages they wrote?

The land was free, yet it cost their lives

In miner's lust for gold
A family's house was bought and sold
Piece by piece
A widow staked her claim
On a dollar and his name
So painfully
In letters mailed back home
Her Eastern sisters, they would moan
As they would read
Accounts of madness, childbirth, loneliness and grief

10.01.2017

Hey Jack Kerouac

Hey Jack Kerouac, I think of your mother
And the tears she cried, they were cried for none other
Than her little boy lost in our little world that hated
And that dared to drag him down, her little boy courageous

Who chose his words from mouths of
Bbabes got lost in the wood
Hip flask slinging madmen, steaming cafe flirts
They all spoke through you

Hey Jack, now for the tricky part:
When you were the brightest star, who were the shadows?
Of the San Francisco beat boys, you were the favorite
Now they sit and rattle their bones and think of their blood-stoned days

You chose your words from mouths of
Babes got lost in the wood
The hip flask slinging madmen, steaming cafe flirts
In Chinatown howling at night

Allen baby, why so jaded?
Have the boys all grown up and their beauty faded?
Billy, what a saint they've made you
Just like Mary down in Mexico on All Souls' Day

You chose your words from mouths of
Babes got lost in the wood
Cool junk booting madmen, street minded girls
in Harlem, howling at nigh.

What a tear-stained shock of the world -
You've gone away without saying
Saying good-bye

10.01.2017

Don't Talk

Don't talk, I will listen
Don't talk, you keep your distance
For I'd rather hear some truth tonight
Than entertain your lies
So take your poison silently
Let me be, let me close my eyes

Don't talk, I'll believe it
Don't talk, listen to me instead
I know that if you think of it
Both long enough and hard
The drink you drown your troubles in
Is the trouble you're in now

Talk talk talk about it
You talk as if you care
But when your talk is over, tilt that bottle in the air
Tossing back more than your share

Don't talk, I can guess it
Don't talk, well now you're restless
And you need somewhere to put the blame
For how you feel inside
You look for a close and easy mark
And you see me as fair game

Talk talk talk about it
Talk as if you care
But when your talk is over, tilt that bottle in the air
Tossing back more than your share

You talk talk talk about it
You talk as if you care
I'm marking every word and can tell this time for sure
Your talk is the finest I have heard

So don't talk, let me go on dreaming
How your eyes they glow so fiercely
I can tell your inspired
By the name you just chose for me
Now what was it? Oh, never mind it

We will talk talk talk about this
When your head is clear
I'll discuss this in the morning, but until then
You may talk, but I won't hear

10.01.2017

Cherry Tree

Over your shoulder
Please don't mind me
If my eyes have fallen
Onto your magazine
For I've been watching and wondering
Why your face is changing
With every line you read

All those lines and circles, to me, a mystery
Eve, pull down the apple and give a taste to me
If she could, it would be wonderful
But my pride is in the way
I cannot read to save my life
I'm so ashamed to say

I live in silence
Afraid to speak
Of my life of darkness
Because i cannot read

All those lines and circles, to me, a mystery
Eve, pull down the apple and give a taste to me
If she could, it would be wonderful
Then I wouldn't need someone else's eyes
To see what's in front of me
No-one guiding me

It makes me humble
To be so green
At what every kid can do
When he learns A to Z

For all those lines and circles just frighten me
And I fear that I'll be trampled if you don't reach for me
Before I run, I'll have to take a fall
And when I pick myself up
So slowly I'll devour
Every one of those books in the tower
Of knowledge

10.01.2017

Like the Weather

Color of the sky as far as I can see is coal grey
Lift my head from the pillow and then fall again
Shiver in my bones just thinking about the weather
Quiver in my lip as if I might cry

Well by the force of will my lungs are filled and so I breathe
Lately it seems this big bed is where I never leave
Shiver in my bones just thinking about the weather
A quiver in my voice as I cry

What a cold and a rainy day
Where on Earth is the sun hid away?

Hear the sound of a noon bell chime
Well I'm far behind
You've put in 'bout half a day while here I lie
With a shiver in my bones just thinking about the weather
A quiver in my voice as if I might cry

What a cold and rainy day
Where on Earth is the sun hid away?

Do I need someone here to scold me
Or do I need someone who'll grab and pull me
Out of four poster dull torpor pulling downward
For it is such a long time since my better days
I say my prayers nightly this will pass away

The color of the sky is grey as I can see through the blinds
Lift my head from the pillow and then fall again
Shiver in my bones just thinking about the weather
A quiver in my voice as if I might cry

A cold and a rainy day
Where on Earth is the sun hid away?
A cold and a rainy day
I shiver, quiver, and try to wake

10.01.2017

Stockton Gala Days

That summer fields grew high
With foxglove stalks and ivy
Wild apple blossoms everywhere
Emerald green like none I have seen
Apart from dreams that escape me
There was no girl as warm as you

How I've learned to please
To doubt myself in need
You'll never, you'll never know

The summer fields grow high
We made garland crowns in hiding
Pulled stems of flowers from my hair
Blue in the stream like none I have seen
Apart from dreams that escape me
There was no girl as bold as you

How I've learned to please
To doubt myself in need
You'll never, you'll never know
You'll never know...

Violet serene like none I have seen
Apart from dreams that escape me
There was no girl as warm as you

How I've learned to please
To doubt myself in need
You'll never, you'll never know
You'll never know

That summer fields grow high
We had wildflower fever
We had to lay down where they grow

How I've learned to hide
How I've locked inside
You'd be surprised if shown
But you'll never, you'll never know...

10.01.2017

What's the Matter Here?

That young boy without a name
Anywhere I'd know his face
In this city the kid's my favorite
I've seen him, seen him
I see him every day

Seen him run outside
Looking for a place to hide
From his father, the kid half naked
And said to myself
'Oh, what's the matter here?'

I'm tired of the excuses everybody uses
'He's their kid, I stay out of it'
But who gave you the right
To do this?

We live on Morgan Street
Just ten feet between
And his mother, I never see her
But her screams and cussing
I hear them every day

Threats like 'If you don't mind
I will beat on your behind
Slap you, slap you silly'
Made me say
'Oh, what's the matter here?

I'm tired of the excuses everybody uses
'He's your kid, do as you see fit'
But get this through that I don't approve
Of what you did
To your own flesh and blood

I have heard the excuses everybody uses
'He's your kid, do as you see fit'
But get this through that I don't approve
Of what you did
To your own flesh and blood

'If you don't sit in your chair straight
I'll take this belt from around my waist
And don't you think that I won't use it'

Answer me - and take your time -
What could be the awful crime
He could do at so young an age?
If I'm the only witness to your madness
Offer me some words to balance
Out what I see and what I hear

All these cold and rude things that you do
I suppose you do because he belongs to you
And instead of love and the feel of warmth
You've given him these cuts and sores
That won't heal with time or with age

And I want to say, 'Hi'
Want to say 'What's the matter here?'
But I don't dare say 'What's the matter here?'
But I don't dare say...