Music

01. Another day in paradise

I’d die for another day in paradise
all I need is one more look into your eyes
just bring me across the bridge where I would be
close enough for you to see

I’d die for another day in paradise
without you I am no more than a disguise
of a man who isn’t who he seems to be
just longing for his girl to see
I’d die for you

but don’t look down and see a hopeless stack of misery
think of our happy times and the man that I used to be
god I’d die for you

I’d die for another day in paradise
all I need is one more look into your eyes
I just need time
some time with you

02. Stake into the ground

my lady’s on the go
slammed the door and then she flew
packed a trolley with a make-up set
some comfy clothes and then a cigarette

my lady’s on the go
tired of me saying no
to every single sign of commitment
of being more than just a good boyfriend

the sun’s shining in a different garden
the grass is greener on the other side
no I’m not playing silly games no longer
I’m not hiding anymore tonight

the sun’s shining often in my garden
not gonna care about the other side
no I’m not playing silly games no longer
I say stop and put a stake into the ground

my lady’s on the go
it wasn’t pretty that’s for sure
yet the more I think ‘bout how it went
the more I’m seeing what she really meant

my lady’s on the go
I’m sure she went some place I know
and that I’d find her if I had the heart
to tell her what she wanted from the start

the sun’s shining in a different garden
the grass is greener on the other side
no I’m not playing silly games no longer
I’m not hiding anymore tonight

the sun’s shining often in my garden
not gonna care about the other side
no I’m not playing silly games no longer
I say stop and put a stake into the ground

03. The woods

when southern winds come in
the valley’s dance begins
and a thousand colours spin around while falling

our lovin’ and wooden heart
standing strong on rocks apart
but when balance on steepness proves so hard

you could fall so could I but don’t worry
strong enough both of us it takes a heartbeat
to get up and continue our journey in southern fall beauty

after all those years
in the last light of day
I’m still brought to tears as you
take my breath away

04. re-Quest for silence

lately I have come so far 
yet I can’t stay forever
I drove away to where some others pray
or clear their heads

somehow don’t ask me why
I can no longer take it
cause I’m tired to fake it

somehow don’t ask me why
I believe in silence 
a request for silence

let everything go by
a whisper for a cry
let everything go by

let everything move on
no words until the dawn
let everything move on

05. Garden of Eden

look around you for a little while
you soon will find the answers
we’re in a place where things are breaking down

look around you for a little while with a cynical smile
and soon you’ll have no questions
we’re in a place where love runs low 

our garden of Eden
is falling down believe me
forever’s for another time

our garden of Eden
is breaking down can’t you feel that
there’s too little left to go around

look around you for a little while
and soon you’ll find the answers
we’re in a place where things are breaking down

look around you for a little while with a cynical smile
and soon you’ll have no questions
we’re in a place where things are breaking down

our garden of Eden
is falling down believe me
there’s too little left to go around

our garden of Eden
is breaking down can’t you feel that
there’s too little love to go around 

06. One and only

control is what you got
if you can rise above yourself
forget the hour ahead
and look beyond seasons instead

and grasp its full potential
before you soften grip
admire while looking down
all of the magic that’s around

and live cause it’s your one and only life
you’ll never be as young as now
don’t worry if you’re unsure
you will find out how

at times when you are struggling
to place yourself so high
just throw your rope of soul
around a cloud high in the sky

and live cause it’s your one and only love
you’ll never be as young as now
don’t worry if you’re unsure
you will find out how

and love cause she’s your one and only
love you’ll never be as close as now
don’t worry if you’re unsure
you will find out how

07. (not) the only one

she’s there sitting with her legs crossed
her shoulders squared her eyes on me
she knows that I’m the only one

she’s trying so hard to look away
not to show me how she feels 

I’m sure everybody knows her
everybody noticed
how can I be the only one

once so often you wake up
and feel it’s real 

and that you are the only one
to go take her away
from what she knew before
from her life of everyday 

still there sitting with her legs crossed
gradually her eyes leave me
not sure that I’m the only one

I find that while she looks away
she shows me how she feels 

I’m sure there’s someone who knows her
someone she has noticed
it’s clear I’m not the only one

once so often you feel
it isn’t real 

and that you’re not the only one
who can take her away
from what she knew before
from her life of everyday

to a place I wanna know
really wanna stay
but where I’m not gonna go
at least not any time today

08. Beats of grace

can’t believe it happened to me
how the hell did I get here
never mind I’ll turn around now
straight ahead down where the beats of grace
are taking me down where the beats of grace
are taking me

lost a girl who thought she knew me
what a shame how sweet she was
I will head from where she threw me
justified down where the beat of grace
are taking me down where the beats of grace
are taking me

take me down from where the sky is green
with thunderstorms ignited by myself
yet there are no road signs to be seen
all fingers are directed to myself

played a game of danger badly
had it all under control
didn’t count on feelings from me
wanted more down where the beats of grace
are taking me down where the beats of grace
are taking me

take me down from where the sky is green
with thunderstorms ignited by myself
yet there are no road signs to be seen
all fingers are directed to myself

09. Manihead

taking a breath with you
closing my eyes with you
feeling my chest with you
keeping my faith with you

you pull me forward
there’s a tension in my arms
I’m holding on to you
like cracks inside a wall
my head turns numb
my hands are no longer mine
I slip away
just get me in time

lifting my face to you
looking through haze for you
finding a glimpse of you
stretching my arms for you

you rise above me
I can see you from afar
I’m locking on to you
like a missile in a war
my mind gets scared
don’t wanna lose you for life
I’m trying hard 
just get me in time

getting back up for you
straightening my back for you
taking a step to you
knowing my limits too

you stand beside me
feel the warmth of your soul
I’m closing in on you
like a poor on the dole
still feeling empty
it will take me a while
It won’t be easy
just get me in time

10. Song number ten

she’s pulling up beside me looking right into my eyes
I see her for a moment then she’s turning to the sky
she’s dreaming of a world to be I’ll join her for a while

her hands are moving slowly to the mirror overhead
she sees me through the lenses of a one-night-loving-stand
she wets her lips and gently tucks some hair behind one ear
never should I let her disappear

she’s grabbing something in her purse I wonder what it is
a pack of mints I feel like she’s preparing for a kiss
I’m getting somewhat nervous still there’s no-one passing by
I drink a sip of water brace myself and wonder why

soon enough I’ll marry her and have a child or two
we’ll get a garden full of plants and maybe a dog too
she sees me through her window nudges softly in her smile
I haven’t been so dazzled for a while

I turn back to the rhythm of the pedestrian sign
I hear its ticking slowing down it almost makes me cry
but should I hold my horses before she lets hers ignite
what will happen after the green light