Lyrics

Wrong side of the market

1st verse
In my dept., there’s no queue.
New guests? Just a few.
And I check it out
every single day.
For the freedom that I find,
without worries on my mind;
and for that tasty bottle of red wine.

2nd verse
Looking over to the man
who holds a bread in his hand
and carries the baby
of his beautiful wife.
He’s at the other side of the store
where the live blossoms more;
and freedom is defined another way.

Chorus
But I’m happy the way it is,
there’s nothing that I miss.
And I consciously chose
the wrong side of the market.

3rd verse
Now going home to play guitar
poetic thoughts, fetched too far.
Including the song
that I got on my mind.
But if you understand the song
here at hand;
you might as well prefer wine instead of bread.

Chorus
But I’m happy the way it is,
there’s nothing that I miss.
And I consciously chose
the wrong side of the market.

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Never Fade Away

1st verse
In the afternoon a beer and soon
I thought I knew what to do.
And the cigarette I lit then
was followed by ten of them.
And the ashes on the floor
made me wanna have some more –
of the pleasures that must’ve been postponed.

2nd verse
They say it’s not a physical attraction
they say it’s only a psychic connection
between what you want and you’re able to do,
and if so I clearly long for you,
but the barrier is a logical connection
explaining all the cigarettes on the floor.

Chorus
Don’t fade away, just like the smoke.
Coming back, you’ll never know.
But it won’t take my hope;
I’ll blow it to you, showing you my home.

3rd verse
I won’t ever forget about you
and all the things we used to do
like laughing, kissing, drinking beer;
to drink it makes me feel you near.
And the cigarette I had
when you were lying in my bed
reflects the ashes on the floor at this time.

Chorus
Don’t fade away, just like the smoke.
Coming back, you’ll never know.
But it won’t take my hope;
I’ll blow it to you, showing you my home.

4th verse
And if we meet again at a summer day,
when the wind blew all these ashes away,
you’ll be sleeping in my bed, being here instead
of the fickle wind that made me mad;
that I used to make you find me,
I don’t need it no more, so clear to see.

Chorus
Never fade away, just like the smoke.
you came back, you came back home.
And I won’t let you go
until the wind will start to blow.

Chorus
Don’t fade away, just like the smoke.
Coming back, you never know.
But it won’t take my hope;
I’ll blow it to you, showing you my home.

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Mañana sera mejor

1st verse
As I look into the mirror
and my mind tangles in my eyes;
then I’m searching for a clearer
thought but to my surprise –
I can’t be found; it got lost,
Maybe on the street I crossed.
I recall the sound of the passing car
that took away my thought so far.

Chorus
And I hear a voice:
Mañana sera mejor.
No pienses ahora en tu labor.
Aqui conmigo estás a salvo,
Mañana sera mejor.

2nd verse
As I’m looking at the marble
the lines blur in my faces,
transforming to wrinkles that
I didn’t expect in that days.
Oh, the content to the surface:
It wasn’t really worth it.
Bless the cloudy sky that now entirely
covers my reflection and eases me.

Chorus
And she sings again:
Mañana sera mejor.
No pienses ahora en tu labor.
Aqui conmigo estás a salvo,
Mañana sera mejor.

3rd verse
As I look into her brown eyes
nothing seems confused to me.
Behind her a bright light rises;
no words that aren’t plain to me.
How many times have I tossed?
And what a high price it cost
to look for the one –
making my mind come undone.

Chorus
And finally
Mañana sera mejor.
No pienses ahora en tu labor.
Aqui conmigo estás a salvo,
Mañana sera mejor.

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Only in my mind 

1st Verse
A rock surrounded
by waves crashin‘ in.
The fear’s compounded,
the sun’s gone that has been.
Hear the stonetop gaspin‘,
entire blue is closing in.
It’s paralyzed –
its pattern like shivering skin.

2nd Verse
A mass of clouds goes darker,
rough thunder’s sounding hard.
Useless to be smarter,
rain batters from above.
I can identify –
and feel it from the heart.

Chorus
And who can I blame for the feelings I hate?
It’s only in my mind, only in my mind.
And who can I blame for the feelings I hate?
It’s only in my mind, only in my mind.

3rd Verse
As the raindrops relieve
and flow into the sea,
The stonetop’s breathing
and crying awfully.
Someone’s brighten up the sky –
gloatin‘ again to torture me.

Chorus
And who can I blame for the feelings I hate?
It’s only in my mind, only in my mind.
And who can I blame for the feelings I hate?
It’s only in my mind, only in my mind.

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Ecstasy

1st verse
While you sleep I’m tapping toes
ordering drinks and awaiting the daze.
My acuteness of thought grows
simplicity of mind and my focused gaze.

2nd verse
My thoughts switch between
my love and some unconcerned need.
Still only you’re my thrilling queen
who’s unique to satisfy my greed.

Chorus
Let me empty that glass or that bottle or both
before I pay my bill and be leaving.
Let me brainwash myself and shout:
A lot of love tonight I’ll be receiving –
receiving…

3rd verse
Read the postcard that you wrote,
hope you smiled the same as I do now;
I mean that happiness overload
that equalizes every drug somehow.

4th verse
What a pity you’re not here with me,
meanwhile you’re supposed to be awake.
But if you’re physically or in my dream,
I think of you when I dance and shake.

Chorus
Let me empty that glass or that bottle or both
before I pay my bill and be leaving.
Let me brainwash myself and shout:
A lot of love tonight I’ll be receiving –
receiving…

Bridge
You’re my drug, drug, drug
drug, drug, my ecstasy.
You’re my love, love, love
love, love, my fantasy.

Chorus
Let me empty that glass or that bottle or both
before I pay my bill and be leaving.
Let me brainwash myself and shout:
A lot of love tonight –
Let me empty that glass or that bottle or both
before I pay my bill and be leaving.
Let me brainwash myself and shout:
A lot of love tonight I’ll be receiving –
receiving…

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Can’t lead this life

1st verse
You tell me humor matters
I never see you laughing
honestly.
Tell me your whole world shatters
when you see the poor faces
on the screen.

Bridge
Tell me is there one thing touching you?
What’s the world gotta do?

Chorus
I can’t lead this life
sympathy, harmony, talk to me you wannabe
just one big lie.
I can’t lead this life
sympathy, harmony, talk to me you wannabe
just one big lie.

2nd verse
You say look isn’t such a big deal.
No money or status counts for you.
To whom else than yourself should you appeal?
Then you swing your expensive designer shoes!

Bridge
Tell me is there one thing touching you?
What’s the world gotta do?

Chorus
I can’t lead this life
sympathy, harmony, talk to me you wannabe
just one big lie.
I can’t lead this life
sympathy, harmony, talk to me you wannabe
just one big lie.

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Song for Suna (Stay with me)

1st verse
I’d like to see the smile on your face
when you talk about your happy days
– but there’s a sadness.
I love the way you smile at me
there’s no place I’d rather be
– but there’s a madness.

Bridge
Don’t you push me far away.
Your pain is here anyway…

Chorus
I only want you to release
your fear – and stay with me.

2nd verse
Let’s kill the demons of the past.
Let’s go slowly not too fast –
open up for happiness.
There’s no reason to be blue.
You’re the one I’m writing to
show me honesty.

Bridge
Don’t you push me far away.
Your pain is here anyway…

Chorus
I only want you to release
your fear – and stay with me.
Release your fear
– and stay with me.

R.I.P. Suna Selina Yilmaz.

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