- KOWALSKI -

Folk & Rock depuis 2003

Paroles

Textes : Mathieu Eveillard, sauf


* : Benjamin Bourgine 

** : Mathieu Eveillard / Benjamin Bourgine



Kowalski - 2005


WAVELENGTH


Oh Lord

Oh Man

I’ll trade you a dollar

I saw you spat on my horse tonight

God

I feel so old

Feel so cold I shiver 

Do you get well on my wavelength ?

Did they get you on their wavelength ?

Will they get me on their wavelength ?

Father

I’m walking on your steps

Further

I’ll be walking on your tracks

Did they get you on their wavelength ?

Will they get you on their wavelength ?

Will they get me on their wavelength ?



NOBODY

(Know that) I’m affected by what you’re going through

(Know that) you got all my support

Sometimes life is a tragedy

what else can you do except killing time ?

forgetting for a while

mind’s turning

mind’s resting

and

These wild crazy songs you wrote

I think they succeeded where science failed

They made us happy

They made us blue 

But in the end

They kept us together


Nobody has the time to be vulnerable to each other


Come on

The evening’s young

We’ll burn up the town

Let’s go first to her place

she said “It’s worth the ride”

and maybe Jean will be there

Nobody has the time to be vulnerable to each other

Today I’ve heard of this journalist

Shot by a soldier

Didn’t know it was your brother

The soldier


CARILLON


Hard is the landing

Look what they’ve done to

The Sonic Youth


And the many lies

we swallow

shall we swallow

all these lies ?


you and me, at a standstill

and the world’s at a turning point


terrorist subversion

ecological militancy

ecstasy of pleasure

(the different types of) drugs

temptation of marriage

the delights of inactivity

psychoanalytical treatment

death by boredom

death

absurdity

you and me, at a standstill

and the world’s at a turning point


You and me, at a standstill

And the world’s at a turning point


BUTTERFLY


...


KNOW


Know that the ground

On which we stood

Keeps shaking under my feet


Know that I finally found a job

Know that work finally found me


And as the seabirds climb the skies,

The waters are tormented as usual

Where are you my friend ?


Remember what your father said

“You are broken mirrors”

what he meant ?

cold is the ground

dark is the night


Know that the bride

who we dreamt of

is drowning in my bed


And as the seabirds climb the skies,

The waters are tormented as usual

Where are you my friend ?


Know that I…miss you



BARCELONE, JIM *


I will never find you

Till you come back

I will never find you

Till you come back

I will never find you

Until you’re here

I will never find you

‘til you love me


You will always find me

Waiting for you

You will always find me

Waiting for you

You will always find me

Waiting for you

Looking at your pictures

The two I got


Crossed a river today

It was all dry

Crossed a street today

It was empty

Felt some feelings today

They were gloomy

Think my life’s going wrong

And you agree


BODY SIGNALS


...


A DISARRAY


A disarray / Where are my childish hours ?

A disarray / Coming soon


One hundred projects tonight

And tomorrow ? One choice you’ll make

Is it the right one ? We’ll never know

We’ve never ever ever known


Keep a low profile With your ambitions

You’re on a roll, you’re on a roll

You got friends that serve you well

Some simper, yeah, some are “yes men”

And there are some others you don’t deserve


A disarray / Where are our childish hours ?

A disarray / falling over now


How can a man have so many certainties?

It chills me to the bone

Your words are meaningless and yet I see

You still got friends that serve you well

And some of them you don’t deserve


You walk straight into the door, you talk and act first, think later

Nobody seem to worry though

But me, I know the chink in you

I know you’re a genius, without this sad parade

I tell you to stand back from your simple cupid thoughts


A disarray / I want our childish hours

A disarray / has fallen over now


You say “The time has come to say goodbye

And there is nothing much to say”

It pains me to hear you say those words

Disappointment, the shadow part takes over

you’re offended and we don’t shake hands

…In my memory, you’ll remain in light


A disarray

And no childish hours

A disarray

Leaving trace…


BELLS **


The bells are ringing

Your grave is kept clean

Hoist up the flag

And let the sunshine in


Wrote my name in the sand

But then I felt confused

It wasn’t my name

Baby it was yours


Once in a while

In my retreat

I hear a voice coming from…


Near the border

That is your place

Close to the edge

That is the place


And here and now

You’re standing still

There is more softness

One body can handle


you speak in tongues

the language of angels

you speak my mind

the signals of the body


The bells are ringing

Your grave is kept clean

Hoist up the flag

And let the sunshine in


DOLLS *


She was dressing her dolls

With a thousand dirty clothes

She found treasures in her toys

And she whispered their thoughts


A kingdom of wonderful friends welcome her at night


She was playing all night long

And she knew that she belong

To these stories among... her

Those toys couldn’t be wrong


A kingdom of wonderful friends welcome her at night


She was dressing her dolls

With her little eyes closed


LADY LUCK


I can’t get out of my head

Our night at the pacific motel

I called you lady luck

I knew what was inside of your mind

I called you lady luck

I knew what was inside of your mind


My mother she praised the lord

And my father he passed the loot

What do you want to do with that ?

How do you fell with that ?

It’s all about love

It’s all a question of love

I called you lady luck

I knew what was inside of your mind


The days look the same

But they’re not quite the same with you my dear

Now we are together

This place is like home to me

And all those things that make your heart beat

And all those things that make your heart beat

This place is like home to me

I called you lady luck

I knew what was inside of your mind


COLOURS & WISDOM

it's a fantasy

there is sky on earth




A ROOM FOR TWO - 2007


THE MOON


You can watch me spin

Or you can vent your spleen on me


You can watch me spin

Or you can vent your spleen on me


Baby drinks his milk

Feel the world is turning


Baby drinks his milk

Feel the world is turning


The wind dimple the water

We’ll be strong as the sun declines


They came to power

But we won’t let go


Put your guts on the table

Put your heart on the table


We’re swimming in the same water

We’re swimming in the same water


We’re swimming in the same water

We’re swimming in the same water


the same water

the same water



Give the sky in your eyes

And take the gold in my throat

Put me like a seal over your heart,

Like a seal on your arm.

For love is as strong

For love is as strong as death


I feel it in my bones

Yes I feel it in my bones

Many waters cannot quench love,

Nor will rivers overflow it

We won’t choke on the truth

No we won’t choke on the truth

Our feet are on dry land

Our feet are on dry land


AN EVOL SONG


My face is sullen

I’m losing weight

My skin is pale

I’m caught on a hook

Im in mourning


that's good for the bastard

i become


I dare not

Burn this place to the ground


Speak your mind they said

So I answered : you doctors

You spare me nothing

You spare me nothing


My lips twist

Every time

I gotta talk about you

Soak your heart in madness

like sugar in water

Make love and make it die

no more than a magic spell

no more

Fragments of you

Shaking hands

Melting

The white gives rise

to the black


I wanna be higher

I wanna be higher

Have you heard the pianola ?

The music roll was full of poison

It made me shy and silent

I wondered: How many hours of sleep when youre dead ?

And the Indians, the torturers, the unions

I stole a lot from these people


Doctor B. said

hangmen also die, my friend

But Sickness never


Instinct

guide me

guide me once again


run for your life

run for your life



ZITTER KAFFEE


You have a drive to love her

but someone stole the evidence

you heard that love was a slow build up

but someone stole the evidence

like for the words

its got to be the right one at the right place


bloody hard that land of yours

you know too much what you want

and you make no compromise

the perfect flesh is what you want

flames flicker on your skin too few

you’re at the edge of a cliff


nothing is good tonight

everything drives you bonkers

there are racy feelings on your plug-ins

the self-painist button you push it

you push it too far

and damage the work of art


You fill your cup with anger

And from these dark feelings

You stir the stamina

To ruin all that you built up

The ladykiller ... can't sleep at night


out of kindness and out of fear

friends came up to warn you

but hell with it ! I banish the fainthearts

no sin for the true heathens

only recollections, bitter but transient


hide me this man

on his wooden cross

his body blinds my soul

he gives you fever

he gives me fever


ZITTER KAFFEE for everyone

ZITTER KAFFEE

ZITTER KAFFEE

ZITTER KAFFEE for everyone


I tackle the subject

And you knock me down

Nothing is good tonight

ZITTER KAFFEE for everyone

bloody hard that land of yours


NIGHTBIRD **


Nightbird

I get so worried about you

Nightbird

I wonder when I can catch and marry you


I heard that youve been very far on the land and sea

these last couples of months

whats the matter ?

Ive built you a nest

But you've always been good

at dramatic exits


You wave your wings around

Trying to rise up to reach he sky

One time you claw

One time you cling


One minute is a page, its a mountain you climb

One tear is a smile, its an old souvenir


Nightbird

You say I am what you made me

And it gets to me

If you hate yourself, my sweet thing

Why dont you fly away ?


Nightbird

You take the goodbye train

To meet new strangers

temporary love thrills and then

you leave again


Thats your deal with strangers

Makes no difference what they try

They will never make you cry

At least those strangers

they will never make you cry


One minute is a page

its a mountain you climb

One tear is a pain

its a cruel souvenir


Nightbird

Nightbird

Nightbird



DARK TIMES


Dark times

Darkrooms

Going places

Money lenders have stripped the farm

I waited too long for courage

Now I wont let them sell us down the river

Walk your dogs around my land

Walk your eyes around my face

Comes a time when words

cut like razorblades

And acts become blazes

arising from what they burn


I remember what the preacher said

Guide her, Love her

Keep and protect her from all harm

But the whistling woman

she's driving me crazy

My blood turns

every time I hear her whistling

Anyway I know the tides

So I cant give up hope


It was dark when I was driving

and I saw my mistress

walking down the road, in my headlights

She whistled and I stopped the car

I told her

Put my kiss in your pocket and goodbye

Then I headed south for Tupelo, released

and I saw endless futures before me

But when my wife phoned me, all panicked

I knew hell was breaking loose

They rocked the boat around us

they wanna wear me out

They took the furniture yesterday

now they put the chin in

And when I got there, they stood tall

I started to hit the walls and hit the doors

to not commit a crime

But were in the West mister

and I sharpened my knives


AS THE WHIRLWIND PASSETH, SO IS THE WICKED NO MORE


Now you grab my hand

want me to come outside

You dont speak your mind

Youre shivering before me

As if afraid

Can I touch you ?

Blanket

Blanket

And when the rain sets in

see the reflection of our love

between nowhere and goodbye

and the rain sets in

and the rain sets in

and the rain sets in



WOLVES *


Your life ends

here under my canine

Two teeth in your neck

blood in the night

Your last breath, I think

wasn't right

You smile at your leaving shadow


You'll see, death has her charms

Its like flying over life

You'll see, death has her charms

Its like flying over life


Your body's now a white shadow

You'll shine like a ghost in a corridor

Your flesh is cold, it surprises you

You're flyin' around, don't know what to do


Come on baby, wolves are in town

Come on baby, wolves are in town

Come on baby, wolves are in town

Come on baby, wolves are in town


Today

she swished out of the room

She was cryin

and holdin her head

She will never be the same again

She will never see herself

in the mirror again


I can hide myself from you

But I can have most of you too

I can hide myself from you

But I can have most of you too

Come on baby, wolves are in town

Come on baby, wolves are in town

Come on baby, wolves are in town

Come on baby, wolves are in town



NO COMPASS


I trust you and i have high hopes

that someday we'll find a new way

to nullify the distance between us


too many kisses old


why you put Charly away

I don't wanna hear about that

a further step into the unknown

never scared me that much


'cause i never used a compass to

situate my dreams


I trust you and i have high hopes

that someday we'll find a new way

to nullify the distance between us


JOLLY BOY


This strange game we played

You searched for it

Acting like a spider

I saw your webs on my walls

Itching

Right before we really met

Oh we both had a partner

we both had a partner

to ease the pain of passing time

I said


See the jolly jolly boy

Do the jolly jolly girl

See the johnny johnny boy

Do the johnny johnny girl


Baby

let’s go fuck in the woods

now

That’s our way of communicating

When the crowd’s out of sight

There’s a record that plays

the same song

obsessively

over and over


See the jolly jolly boy

Do the jolly jolly girl

See the johnny johnny boy

Do the johnny johnny girl


We won’t take

any crap

from anybody


See the jolly jolly boy

Do the jolly jolly girl

See the jolly jolly boy

Do the jolly jolly girl


MURDER, INC.


Lonely shooter finds a place

between guilt and proudness

between guilt and proudness


There's a one-way road to murder

with no exit but death

with no exit but death


Aiming at and firing a shot

Aiming at and firing a shot


Never look him in the eyes

'cause you'd remember them

he'd remember yours


Never trust the guy

with the hands in his pockets

no pity but goodbye


Aiming at and firing a shot

Aiming at and firing a shot


He's the lonely shooter

with a gun in his bag

with a gun in his bag


He's the lonely shooter

and he's having a drink

one coffee each morning


Aiming at and firing a shot

At the corner of your street


« every night a word with god,

it's not a big issue » he says


« I think i will go to hell,

i think i will become dust »


Aiming at and firing a shot

Aiming at and firing a shot


Aiming at and firing a shot

At the corner of your street


FIFTY - FIVE

Come closer my sweet

Come closer my sweet

Strip the bark from the tree

Turn me into what you want


Turn me on, You turn me on

Turn me on, You turn me on

Come a little closer, please


Inside your ghosts they're tearing at you

Outside your lips they don’t even move

Put your hand on my chest

The minute I saw you, you…


Turned me on, You turned me on

Turned me on, You turned me on

Come a little closer, please…


55 sparkles, oh my

55 sparkles, I’m gone

Now Angels and Demons

are disputing your smile


Let me hear your voice

Cause your voice it is sweet

And let me see your face

Cause your face it is beautiful


Turn me on, You turn me on

Turn me on, You turn me on

Come a little closer, please

Come closer my sweet

Come closer my sweet

Strip the bark from the tree

Turn me into what you want...



ALL THINGS BROUGHT BACK TO DAYLIGHT - 2010



Come On (your brother wants to fight)

 
 
Have you ever heard of the idiot ?
How he couldn’t survive
All the evil in mankind
Listen to the cyclone
Better cut through the woods
 
Come on / your brother wants to fight
Come on / your brother’s angry now
Come on / there’s evil in his eyes
Watch out / your brother wants to fight
 
Mind your own business said brother James
One word to anyone and I’ll wring your neck
But you didn’t care and you dated the girl
She told you a secret; it raised the hell down there
 
Watch out / your brother wants to fight
Come on / He’s so out of his mind
Hey boy  / your brother wants to fight
Look out / there’s evil in his eyes
 
The dreams of men, the germs of empire
Men enough to face the darkness
Flies buzzing in a great peace
When suddenly it raised the hell down there
 
Come on / your brother wants to fight
Come on / your brother’s angry now
Look out / there’s evil in his eyes
Did you see the evil in his eyes
 
 
All the evil of mankind he has
All the evil of mankind he has
All the evil of mankind he has
All the evil of mankind he has
 

 
 
Always Picking up the Wrong Horse
 
 
 
 
I got a word on the tip of the tongue                        Soon it will come out
I got a word on the tip of the tongue                        Soon I will shout it out
 
So much to do in so little time                      you take my hand
So much to do in so little time                      you take my breath away
 
 
I lost myself in a thousand undergrounds
I’m not gonna live long but I’m gonna live fast
Little stones on your way, those feverish songs you like so much
they’ll put knots in your stomach and pleasure you deep inside
 
 
Your cruelty is brimming with colours          the little shakes don’t hurt you
Your cruelty is brimming with colours          I saw this boy around you
 
Always picking up the wrong horse              I wish you didn’t have those bruises
Always picking up the wrong horse              I wish you didn’t like them at all
 
 
I lost myself in a thousand undergrounds
I’m not gonna live long but I’m gonna live fast
Little stones on your way, these feverish songs you like so much
They’ll put knots in your stomach and pleasure you deep inside
 
I got a word on the tip of the tongue                       
I got a word on the tip of the tongue                       
 
 
Get out of here
 
 
 
 
 
Your Heart is Bigger than your Head
 
 
That’s fun dancing near the edge when joy pumps out of your body free
I shake my fists to the clouds and open a gate from her mind to her heart
She says “the dreams are the first to go” and her eyes become two burning embers
A sudden smile disarms her, the old sun is amused by such a spectacle
 
Your heart is bigger than your head
Your heart is bigger than your head
 
Tracing the course of that year in details, she does not pay attention
To the colorful enchanted bird resting on the windowsill
She yearns over her ex boyfriend, confessing he is the love of her life
He left her without an argument , she says “look up, It’s all gonna break”
 
With every yard her mind is changing, she feels an odd task for adversity
Confusion in her eyes says it all, she wanna escape, but she cannot
To the attack to the assault of every form of dependence
To the attack to the assault of every kind of pain
 
Your heart is bigger than your head
Your heart is bigger than your head
 
Voices singing together, voices in harmony
Voices of the midnight choir, voices broken by sorrow
I’m gonna be there to help you get up if you fall”, “I’m gonna be there when you call
Come with a whoop and come with a call up the ladder and down the wall
Clap your hands, stomp your feet, say “hurray”
You’re alone in your bed and your prince is far away
 
Going out of your skin, Living in the real world
You won’t… correct all of the wrongs 
No basis to know how to live, you’re lost
For the promises you made, you’re hurt
But your love gives meaning to the indifferent universe
So you Keep trying , Keep trying and find joy
Keep trying, Keep trying and find joy
Your heart says one thing your head another
And the hook is so strong
oh the hook is so strong
Your heart is bigger than your head
 

 
Your Woman Grace
 
 
Tears well up in her eyes
Tears well up in her eyes
She’s like a butterfly falling from a flower
Who the devil am I? 
I can’t tell the three words...
 
I don’t know man but these STRONG CURRENTS
They crack the dyke
They crack the dyke
In the fast lane I stumble / it brings the heat down on me
Pretty baby I’m playing new roles
And my sanity is hanging by a thread
Beauty’s ravaging always
It brings the heat down on me / Will I lose myself first before losing you?
Traces, signs, shadows
Our love is like flying blind...
 
I hold you as I please / You hold me as you please
I hold you as I please / You hold me as you please
I, I / You, You
Hey ho, howl not and
howl howl howl
Howl the speaker down…
 
Elevate me, elevate me
 
Your woman grace
Your woman grace 
Is like a butterfly chewing my will
 
Fire in my brain all life through
It’s scraping inside, itching inside
You the block of stone / you the ecstasy / You the you
I’m lost and happy
 
This invincible defeat, babe, I can’t switch it off
 
 
 
(There’s no telling) How far we can go


 
 
One day you’ll become a machine and rule down the fucking game
You’ll greet the restless poison that is streaming in the blood of a king
Your vision’s your best friend
You dig a hole in the furnace
Escape from burden A to burden O 
Hey ho here you go
There’s no telling how far you can go
 
You  want to live that glorious day
True as steel and good as gold
You  want to know the magic word
And then steal through the gate
 
She’ll be driving six white horses when she comes
 
When the whip comes down
In the cold light of a full moon
Yeah When the whip comes down
I know what’s inside your head
It’s like a nice butchery
 
 
She says  “throw your weapons down,  take away your sorrow and come to this song
There’s plenty of good things here things that are good for you”
Yes It’s bright in that room, so, easy on the pain !
There’s nothing in the dark that wasn’t there when the lights were on
This road is all paved with stars
and There’s no telling… how far you can go
 
 
I was there
When your heart first opened
I swear
I swear
 

in the darkening night sweet tears you cry
take your shoes off and dance your anger on this floor dance it yeah !
 
 
How long can you hate yourself … for the weakness you conceal ?
 
 
 
 
 
Prisoner of love
 
You broke chains for other chains
You made yourself a prisoner of love
Emotional decisions from your generous big heart
You want to keep the men you were with
because they’re “all so great
and you want to be a somebody
and go far, very, very far
 
Why the land of your dreams would not be reality ?
Why the land of your dreams wouldn’t be reality ?
 
In the house of the living the mood is so cold sometimes
the hours of darkness, are the weakness you concede  / On the
jagged peaks of your heart, tell me how many times did you fall in love ?
 
And your voice is sister of your blood
It’s boiling beneath your skin
And it moves me I can’t find the words
You’re a woman mirror of me
Never forget that
 
 
There are invisible threads between us
And when you completely disappeared there, over the ocean
I felt still how it hurts, how my heart bleeds
Because the threads cannot be broken
Because the threads cannot be broken
Because the threads cannot be broken
 
 
 
Song of the bitten lips


 
Sweet dreams my rosebud
I watch over your sleep
I watch over you
 
Back to the start
I grew in the shadow
It left me with a heavy heart
 
 
Bite deeply into your lips
This is a song of love
Cry what you have to cry
This is a song of love
 
Don’t beckon the bull
Or he will drag you in the ring
He will leave you bleeding
Don’t beckon the bull
Run, run !
 
The moon is a little well
Beauty is frozen on your face
Outside some wars are raging
I can see the grey steam of animal blood
Don’t want to hide the butchery, you can’t run away from your blood
 
It all gets dirty when the promise is unfulfilled
Like the crest of a flame violence keeps rising
I’m a hunter and I bring the game back home
 
When you wake up
Your face blush up like a rose
When you wake up
You free from the spell
this petrified moment
 
I let go a little
And start to sing
Oh, lift me up
I lay my head I shiver
Lights
 
 
BETTER LIKE THAT *

 

the best secrets are kept forgotten

the best places stay hidden

the way youth burn we don't know

yours was wasted in sorrow

 

and it's better like that

it's better like that

it's better like that

it's better like that

 

the best secrets are kept forgotten

the best places stay hidden

the way youth burn we don't know

yours was wasted, I know

 

and it's better like that

it's better like that

it's better like that

it's better like that

 

You leave no traces behind, you let no clue, behind you

You leave no traces behind, you let no clue, behind you

You leave no traces behind, you let no clue, behind you

You leave no traces behind, you let no clue, behind you
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wind’s direction
 
 
I don’t care where the road goes I got sweet dreams to keep me warm
Friends in the stormy white land / drinking all from magic cups
 
And the job won’t do me no harm I’m not a slave just a traveler
I’m not free but I’m a bird
If I don’t play the right notes / forgive the chaos of that sound
The frail emotion I look for / reveals the frail creature that I am
 
The day I woke up from my sleep / my family’s eyes did not meet mine
Blame it on the dreams we keep  /  to push our way to a distant land
So I traveled overseas / mixing with strangers
Had a nice time with nice guys / they taught me life, lesson 2
 
Then I followed the wind’s direction and here I am today I’m singing
In a weird crowded place where I belong
I belong here for a night or two
I tried to set up for a while but then I’m bored / And then I quit
When memories are after you / go as fast as you can run
 
We speak a strange language together : when I’m screaming  you’re yelling and when I whisper you still yell
 
Blame it on the dreams we keep / to push our way to a far distant land
We’ll go into the shining sea / and drink all form magic cups
I don’t care where the road goes / I got sweet dreams to keep me warm
 
 
The dream scene
 
 
The things you wanted so bad
You almost had them all
Left a heart of stone
 
Down the dusty road
The old intimate shadows of Kennedy and Luther King
Are companions of another time
 
I dedicate myself to the greatness of your kingdom
I reconstruct your body every single night
 
The danger of temptation
Flushed a face pale as a bible
I’ve seen the eyes of the devil
And they’re so close to beauty
I take my clothes of wind
The sun hits hard on my soul
With the strength of my desire
We’ll cross the great divide
 
I dedicate myself to the darkness of your intentions
I reconstruct your body every single night
 
 
All our fires burn at night
We came into this world with a broken heart
And we’ll never surrender, whatever the cost may be
We’ll never surrender
All our fires burn at night
All our fires burn at night
 

 
 
Angelheaded
 
 
Praise the wind blowing on the wave
Praise her words so delicate
Bless the men clutching at their dreams
Burn the clothes of last year’s man
 
All wrapped up in fear with a pink ribbon around it
It goes on and on / One foot in the great beyond
Coming up for air, light hitting my face, the light the light,
It has to be real, straight down the line
 
I search for the code hidden between the lines
I search for the womb of my disgrace
I take a walk among the living and the dead
I try to get down to the bone
 
I sing the words of what we could have been
Robbed of decades of majesty
I sing the wait the need and the lack
But you brought out the best in me
 
Adjust the world in the twinkling of an eye
Reveal the sharpness of your lines
Keep that vision, that you will never trade pretty baby
Your word will rock us to the core (in blinding highlights and dense black shadows)
 
What you have in your hands is a small miracle
 
 
 
 
You Give me Wings
 
I look about the way I feel
And tonight you know I am on the prowl
A new sensation is holding me now
You’re a source of wonder my
good luck lady
 
You give me wings oh my bird
You give me wings oh my bird
 
I see something is driving you
And (I think) I’ll never find out what it is
It lies in the heart of passion, it bridges the gap
No stop until the crazy house
 
You give me wings oh my bird
You give me wings oh my bird
 
 
And the rainy days of boredom
No sports at all
For the rainy days of boredom
No sports at all
 
 
Now I picture a face
I picture a color
I picture a hand
Made for the trigger
To know what has changed
 
 
I look about the way I feel
And tonight you know I am on the prowl
A new sensation is holding me now
You’re a source of wonder my
good luck lady
 
You give me wings oh my bird
You give me wings oh my bird



DRIFTWOOD HOUSES - 2015




Untamed

 
All our dreams of glory
All our castles of sand
Everyday we learn
Where we come from
 
Stone by stone
I build this bridge
To bridge the gap
To reach your shore
 
There are wounds that won’t heal
There are ghosts that I can’t kill
With a bullet or an arrow
So I will bring them out to the open
Yes I will bring them out to the open
 
The crumbs of love
I scattered before
They’ve been blown by the wind
Then they gathered at your feet now they beg at your call
 
I have lead in my shoes
‘Cause I wore too many masks
Before I stared at your face
I used to stare at the walls
 
So spread your magic powder
Let us be wild and untamed
 
When it's  hard to take the plunge
Please take me by the hand
 
I won’t hold my horses 
When I give way to tears
So I will bring them out to the open
 
I’ll just bring them out to the open
 
 
 
Tempo of the horse
 
 
Still waters run deep
Pass under the arch
Hush this cry / A silver sun burn through the sky
And we'll find a crack in the rock to climb
 
Let’s keep the pace 
 
Let’s keep the pace 
 
And the part that is missing
Tell the road that is stretching
The tidal current runs to and fro
you can stick to the comfort of the old lies
but you will never get lost
 
The sea's reflected in mirrors and the mirrors in the sea
The bond of the sea between us
Put the word out
Put the word out
 
Pass under the arch / there are forces you cannot see
Pass under the arch / Your heart is asleep
So wake it, wake your heart /
there's an arrow that goes straight into your heart
so Put the word out
 
I have the desire to haunt you 
to change your dreams 
to stir the poison from your wings
 
Follow the tempo of the horse
the tempo of the horse
the tempo of the horse
the tempo of the horse
 
like a hundred hammers all beating in perfect time
 
 
Flicker
 
I'm standing on a beach wavewatching
yearning for you and your cristal ball
A flicker of remorse and i'm captured
Holy mackerel please don't make me beg
you raised the bar and raised the bar and raised the bar...
'til i collapsed
 
Nothing set in stone between us / There was nothing set in stone
Let's take a new tac / take a new tac
 
When you came into my life you were raving
auspicious beginnings we lived one day at a time
so i traded the sun for the moon then the moon for the stars then the stars for nothing but 
silence
 
Psychic don't cut it 
 
Off you go now
Off you go now
Off you go now
Off you go now...

Rise from the underground
Black and Blue i slip away

 
The Badge 
 
 
It’s fun 
It’s fun
applauded
or vilified
It’s all a bubble of fun
 
It’s fun
It has to be fun
I’m sending bulletins again 
seventeen stiches on my pride
and one great charming lady
 
3 little strokes of cane
Here's my voice on the microphone
3 little strokes of cane
Here's some music for the lonely heart
 
Our language is a badge
Here comes a candle to light you to bed
 
 
See the smile of the Cheshire Cat 
still hiding from the Private eye
See the face of the drummer boy
He's a bit cuckoo but he plays on the beat
And the Tarantula bite
When the venom spreads through the body fluids
And the Tarantula bite
When the venom spreads through the body fluids
I know how it feels i know how it feels
 
3 little strokes of cane
Here's my voice on the microphone
3 little strokes of cane
Opens new avenues for imagination
 
 
Our language is a badge
Here comes a candle to light you to bed
 
Two eyes made of sugar rest with me on the highest peak
and there's a tiny little stream
where all birds come to drink
 
3 little strokes of cane
3 little strokes of cane
3 little strokes of cane
3 little strokes of cane
 
rekindle the fire
 
 
 
The Breach
 
The world is a river and i’m a swimmer
And no I’m not the kind of person ever friendly
I’m sorry my acts and my words they hurt you
But I need this fiction to be true
 
When I get into the flow and see what happens
 I feel a simmering intensity in my chest
the first thirty pages I’m good , the first thirty pages I am good
 
So you stopped along here as I walked upon the hill
Once more into the breach
 
But there’s something that flawed in your hopes / I mean although I have the discipline
I work hard and I love you / Still I’m not a better person than I was before
These brains full of stunned memories /  look at all those lives colonized
Place your bets try your best to raise the stakes / I will sing what is left
When the engines overheats / There’s a rush of blood to the head
And the wound of the world will keep smearing until the stains of time
 
you stopped along here as I walked upon the hill
Once more into the breach
 
I won’t walk the pain away I need this fiction to be true
 
GHOST LAND
 
 
A sun bleached town
palm trees
red wine
mangos
 
silent screen actors
saddled up on colored bikes
superstars and hangers-on
by my side during the glory years
like bees on a glass hive
like bees on a glass hive
 
we’re all in ghost land
we’re off the map
 
every pioneer is here
with a happy outcome
luxury and fetishism
love and devotion
like bees on a glass hive
 
like bees on a glass hive
 
Flower shirts maculated  with spangles
no crazy diets no expensive supplements
the fun is our motto we have a show with trained seals
and a pool and a rollercoaster, we are demons for details 
 
yeah
 
And it's not a place you can go to by a boat or a train
it is far far away, beyond the moon, behind the rain
and it's inhabited by people who fell from a star
it is a ghost land baby and it's off the map
 
 
we’re all in ghost land
we’re off the map
We're all in ghost land
 
And if you need a ticket to the gallant heavens
you'll have to sell your soul to the sandman when he comes
and promise never to wake again
enter the parade, follow us, cause the fun never ends
 
we’re all in ghost land
we’re off the map
We're all in ghost land


DEAD END *


How are we gonna do
Without our fathers

How are we gonna do
Without our brothers

How are we gonna fly
Without any feathers

Man, it's a hard time comin'

Man, it's a hard time comin'