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Back to Babylon

It is an amazing time we live in
Where we can move from pollution to harnessing the sun
And we have all means to build and prosper
And take good care of each other
Yes we are good to go
If it was not for those
Who still want us to suffer

Men of power and greed
They’re dangerous
Preaching misogyny
Too dangerous
We can’t let them be
No we can’t let them be, can’t let them be oh no

We tell them to run, run, run
(we tell them to) Run, run, run
(we tell them to) Run, run, run
Back to Babylon

They disrespect a woman and mock her worth
They have no respect even for blessed mother earth
So let us rise up and not take cover
Let us unite sister and brother
For we are good to go
And we must let them know
They needn’t even bother

Bigot and bully have fear
Despot can’t silence us
Wicked man your time is near
Don’t mess with us
Now shout out, let them hear
Shout it out and let them hear, we don’t want you near

So tell them to run, run, run
(So tell them to) Run, run, run
(Yes tell them to) Run, run, run
Back to Babylon

So sure that the world is yours
That no greater man’s walked this earth before
But ego a plenty’s no use for the many
No we need a different world
With prosperity and peace for the days to come
And where shelter and food is for everyone
You see we all have a part in a greater plan
Can’t be held back by the greedy and arrogant

Don’t bow your head before them
Raise your voice and tell them (listen!)
Pick up your things and run
We’ll send you back to Babylon

Go tell him to
Run, run, run
Run, run, run
Run, run, run

Tell them the fight has begun
Now rise up as one
Make your voice heard no matter where you’re from

Won’t let no alternative facts dissuade us
Won’t have no grab them by the pussy dictators

They’d better run back to Babylon

Can’t Be Broken

We started our endeavor
About four years ago now
An innocence once white
Now covered in dirt
With stains upon stains, can’t remember the first
But we stick to what we know
And we cling to the hope
That with enough dirt we can make something grow
A noble fight
A gilded lie
And I don’t know why

Love is still present
Even if the word itself is never spoken
But oh, omnipotent
Beautiful and strong
Is our bond and it can’t be broken
It cannot be broken

Can’t turn it off
Can’t turn it down
But it’s so loud
The beat of the heart in the dead of the night in my bed
And I take it that you know
The power that you hold
But every time I reach out it disrupts the flow
Of blatant lies, of alibis
Yeah when it’s just you and I

Love is still present
Even if the word itself is never spoken
And oh, omnipotent
Beautiful and strong
Is our bond and it can’t be broken
It cannot be broken

Battered and bent
Discontent with good intentions
Being both friends and enemies
Somewhere between
Emptiness and fulfillment
Nothing and everything
Still nobody else has what we have
An understanding, a sacred silent pact
A dedication, a mutual promise that

Love is still present
Even if the word itself is never spoken
And oh, omnipotent
Beautiful and strong
Is our bond and it can’t be broken

Can’t be broken
Can’t be broken
Can’t be broken

Yes, magnificent
Through this life and beyond
Is our bond and it can’t be broken
It won’t be broken
It can’t be broken
It will not be broken

Don’t Want to Know

She had a question in her kisses
Like a song on her mind that her mouth wouldn’t sing
I could have heard it if I’d listened
But I was too perplexed by actually feeling something
So we just got the party started
Turned up the volume and got lost in the groove
I dimmed the lights and never saw that
The song on her mind was transforming into
Goodbyes and fuck yous

We just let things be
We just let things be
And all the passion in my eyes
Reflected in her eyes
Tricking me, making me believe it was
Meant to be

Seemed there was dazzle never ending
And I picture it now like a Hollywood script
Where we started of at the happy ending
As the two lovers inspired by that fabulous kiss
And although I know
That it was only my imagination
I still cherish the feelings, the lies I
believed in. I don’t want to know but I do
That all that is left are goodbyes and fuck yous

We just let things be
We just let things be
And all the passion in my eyes
Reflected in her eyes
Tricking me, making me believe it was
Meant to be

The inadequacies
Our lies and jealousy
Our fading, dying dreams
We just danced and let them be

And all the passion in my eyes
Reflected in her eyes
Tricking me, making me
Taunting me
Fooling me
Making me believe that it was
Meant to be

Legacy

The bigger the boy
The more room to employ
Feelings from
Days that are dead and gone
Where is this all coming from?

I’ve heard this all before
About a thousand times or more
Or am I wrong?
Is it just the same song?
Where is this all coming from?

I do begin to notice
The truth beneath the surface
I choose the words, the lyrics
But they’re always about you

Yesterday morning, squinting at the sun
I took my car to the beach
Had my guitar in the back seat
Yeah I tried to run
To write a different Song

But hours later, feet in the sand
And my guitar in hand
The only thing that I’d produced
Was yet
Another story about you

And I believe
The memories
Will fade into my past somewhere
And let me start again

But here I go
On and on
Not capable to let go
I’m writing songs to let you know
That things are neither dead nor gone, it’s true
This is

A song about me missing you

Like Water

Have an empty, bleeding, useless heart
Trying to get somewhere but it gets stuck
And I had your love but now it’s lost

Weeded out
Turned to dust

Well here’s a moment when I can say
I feel like I’m alive today
It stings but it’s supposed to be this way

Everything
Resonates

We’re like water
Free to flow but always part of something
Like waves breaking the sea
And it hurts when you break something

Even when you want it so
Soon enough it’s out the door
Around and round and round it goes

It’s all we are
It’s all we know

We’re like water
Free to flow but always part of something
Like waves breaking the sea
And it hurts when you break something

We seek but never find
What is right before our eyes
Can’t make it stop
Won’t even bother
We drift apart
From each other

We’re like water
Free to flow but always part of something
Like waves breaking the sea
And it hurts when you break something

Nothing to it

Let out the anger
Give up the fight
It takes forever and ever
To force something into feeling alright

So what you got parted
You know it’s really not that bad
It was doomed to fail before it even started
So hey, why the hell are you looking so sad

You should burn all the letters
Spit on the photographs and sing
Be assured it will feel much better
Once you think of her as nothing

Oh I can hear what everybody is telling me

But it’s just not that easy for me
No it’s just not that easy for me

You can set your mind to it and try for so long
To be rational and to do what people say
But there is just no simple way out of love
And mind over body is not the way

I tried hard to get with it
To follow their advice
But I found it hard to live it
In the lingering light of her enchanting eyes

Oh I can hear what everybody is telling me
But it’s just not that easy for me

You can set your mind to it and try for so long
To be rational and to do what people say
But there is just no simple way out of love
And mind over body is not the way

And there’s no point to rationality
You can’t work your mind around it
Can’t wrap your mind around your heart
And it’s hard
When you feel the consequences of love
And you’re feeling torn apart

The Outcome

We started our journey
Traveling beyond the past
It was a low budget film
But I was the stars at last

And all the layers of uncertainty
Corrupting every fantasy
That we’d had until that day
We set on fire
We watched the flames grow higher
And let them guide us on our way

You are the one
Whatever I become
Temptation is not with me
We purified
Melancholy and pride
And the outcome – we made it our creed

We played things down to context
And decided on a bond of trust
To put/hold the find fabric together
That united us

Now we might not know what tomorrow will bring
But that doesn’t mean anything
When we’re living for today
And our love is fire
We watch the flames grow higher
And let them guide us on our way

You are the one
Whatever I become
Temptation is not with me
We purified
Melancholy and pride
And the outcome – we made it our creed

Maybe we never had a chance to choose
Devine intervention fusing people who had nothing left to loose
No self-esteem, all broken drams
Of commitment
Apathy and discontent
Lives poorly spent
But then
Almost as if it was meant
To be
She
Is my ambrosia

You are the one
Whatever I become
Temptation is not with me
We purified
Melancholy and pride
And the outcome – we made it our creed

Passion

What does it mean to find
A purpose and joy in life
Some people need to steal it and pin it down
Some seem to just ignore it yet get on anyhow
But some are of a different kind

Yes some are of a different kind
They know joy and let it shine
See it flaming through a pair of eyes that hypnotize
And their passion is purpose, passion is purpose, ’til the day they die
There’s passion ’til the day they die
Oh there’s passion until the day they die

And I saw one who had it
Something raw and poetic
Reaching out for a moment
Was it only I who felt it?

In his eyes a passion never ending
In his life the music keeps him floating
In the song she’s singing, she’s the passion
See her eyes they’re glowing with emotion

Planets

I let myself talk about it
I say the words out loud
But that’s it
Even if I wanted to
No words can express the truth

Because there is so much more
There are memories
And thoughts
And smells
And times of blissful nudity
Of holding tight
Of wrongs and rights
Of overwhelming love
And fights

And so I tell them what they want to hear
Over and over again
But where all words fail
Feelings prevail
An ineffable lovers’ tale
Of honesty
Dishonesty
Breakfast in bed
And things unsaid
You know I try to grasp it
I really do
But I am just a lonely fool

We were two planets colliding
Could not escape it
Didn’t realize
And it’s odd but obviously something
Survived

And I let myself sing about it
I write my little songs about it
And I play the music
Loud and clear
To tell them what they want to hear

But I know it doesn’t really matter what I say
Or how I act
Or what I sing
When at the bottom of things
I’m just not the same as I used to be
And I’m finding it hard
To believe

We were two planets colliding
Could not escape it
Didn’t realize
And it’s odd but obviously something
Survived

Hate is not enough to follow
Love is far to close to sorrow
Faith seems beaten by the real thing
And dreams
Seem not to mean a single thing

We were two planets colliding
Could not escape it
Didn’t realize
And it’s odd but obviously something
Yes it’s strange but obviously something
Survived

Retention

Leave the curtains down
They help me see, somehow
Oh this lesson learned
And now my heart burns…

Hot
Like a fire
Like a flare of retention building up from desire
Pieces of gold
Covered in mold
Weighing us down so that we can’t get any higher

Kind of makes you wonder what it’s all about
When it doesn’t make a difference if you go all out
But sooner or later
Must come something greater
Yet another adoration, a goddess, a savior

You had my desire
We could not go higher
De do dej do dam du dej do da do hey-yea-ay oh
Make the most of what you have before it’s gone

Under grass and stone
Lies a path unknown
A notion bittersweet
Resting in obscurity

As the autumn leaves
Fade in ambiguity
I want to know how far we can go

It’s the destination
We never reach and
The complications we need to feel
The paradigm
Of you and I
Ever so certain but wondering why

You had my desire
We could not go higher
Di do dej do dam du dej dum da dej hey-yea-ay oh
Make the most of what you have before it’s gone
Make the most of what you have before it’s gone

The Right Thing

We should take it slow, she says
She’s naked
It’s what we both want
I must confess
But stakes are high
So many rules we’re breaking
It’s alright
Turn out the lights
And come back to bed
She says
And we’ll make it
Worth every consequence
But you know that that all depends on you
You’ve got to learn to let it go
She says
And then I do just what she asks me to

Her breath is hard
On my cheek
She’s smiling
I want to say it’s hard to speak
But the time isn’t right
Too many rules we
Follow still
One night together
One moment tender
I really wanted to, I did
But will there be another day
Another night to spend
Awake with you?
You’ve got to learn to let things go
She says
And then I do just what she asks me to

Oh we’ll make it worth every consequence
But you know that that all depends
On you
If there’s to be another day
Another night
To spend awake with you
Oh you’ve got to
Live
Give
Love
Oh you’ve got to learn to let things go
She said

And oh I try
You know I do
To do just what you asked me to

Shambles

If I could fly
If I could flash across the universe
Shoot through the emptiness
Between worlds
Take to the heavens and leave this earth

I’d still come back to you
Oh you can count on it
I’d come back to you

And should I fall
Fall to my knees, broken and miserable
Find this life all but unbearable
Feeling like I’ve lost it all

Then I’d still be there for you
Oh you can count on it
I’ll be there for you

Though this world
Is in shambles and pieces
You can be sure
(And) You can always
Count on the
Eternity
Of my love
For you

I lit a candle in the living room
Spent three months thinking about the words I’d use
Fell to my knees hoping you’d say I do

I’ll remember that smile
Oh you can count on it
Until the end of time

Though this world
Is in shambles and pieces
You can be sure
(And) You can al-ways
Count on the
Eternity
Of my love
For you

Sincerity

Tears in her eyes
She’s talking with tears in her eyes
To me
Saying that everything will be
Alright
Eventually

So show me the child
The books that you live by
Stories that are keeping you alive
When the world is changing

Buried under church and state
Mother it’s beneath you
Too
The premises of fate
The father you knew

See all those fabricated lies
Innovations that we praise
A hunger for mystique
That makes paradise too hard to reach
How can you argue with philosophy

When in the end
Greater than ontology
Are the words
You speak
To me

Yes in the end
Logic is a travesty
Of the tears
Of the tears
The sincerity you’ve giving me

Tears in her eyes
She’s talking with tears in her eyes
To me
Saying that everything will be
Alright
And I believe

Tina

It’s more than a song, she says
The words are coming out
Right through your face

June is the serenade
I sing the times when you are uptight
When you don’t even know my name

Fall is upon us now
Tempting us to reach out
For something that will stall

For company or memories
For comfort in those long nights
When summer is all we need

When Tina starts to worry
She hurries off to make a paper plane
The summer wind is honey
And riding on it is Tina on her paper plane

She listens and she turns her head
Inviting me to keep on
Keep singing her to sleep

We let nothing penetrate
The wall of guilt we’ve built between us
And wait in silence for the wind

When Tina starts to worry
She hurries off to make a paper plane
The summer wind is honey
And riding on it is Tina on her paper plane

Tina says she’s alright
Still she keeps me up all night
Still she doesn’t want me to ever leave her side
I keep saying the same thing
That neither one of us will ever win
And the saddest thing is that we’re together

When Tina starts to worry
She hurries off to make a paper plane
The summer wind is honey
And riding on it is Tina on her paper plane

When Tina starts to worry
She hurries off to make a paper plane
The summer wind is honey
And riding on it is Tina on her paper plane

The Turning Page

Sudden was the change
From nothing into everything
at once
Then once
Again

The turning page
Showed the way from boy in center
To a time when man could enter

I never cared then who saw me crying
I never stopped to apologize, and I
Have them moments with me
Yes the days when you were born
Were the first in my life as me

And as the pages turn
And days go by
And changes come

I watch you handle them
And take pride in what you become
And I have faith in you
In whatever you do
And if ever you get stuck then just remember to

Take what you know
And make what you need
Wherever you go
I will always believe

In you

I know that time will make people different
That you’ll grow up and things will different but
My love for you will stay
It will always remain
Just as strong as it is today

There will be trouble
There’ll be danger
There’ll be heartache too

Plenty of times when you feel down, but whatever you do
Don’t give up
That’s no reason to stop
Find your strength in our love
Know the love that you’ve got
And

Take what you know
And make what you need
Wherever you go
I will always believe

In you

Everlasting, forever
Thicker than water
I’m sure
It’s better when we are together
But the more
I see of your heart
Learn of your mind
I know even on your own
You’ll do just fine

(If you just take)
Take what you know
Take what you know)
And make what you need
(Make what you need)
Wherever you go
(Wherever you may go)
I will always believe

Yes take what you know
And make what you need
Wherever you go
I will always believe

In you

Try to Change

We were lovers, you and I
Full of fire and hunger
And a thousand reasons why it was all we ever wanted
But now that river has run dry

Cause a thousand reasons were
Not enough to
Overcome my fear
Of starting to
Fall head over heals
In love with you

Now I just want to say
That I’m a better man today

Time and again
When we talk I pretend
I don’t mean to hurt you
But how can we be more than friends
When I’m too scared to be
Too arrogant and lazy
We can try too make amends
Try to change

Yes we were lovers, you and I
But tired and wondering if it’s enough to just get by
I couldn’t tell you what I wanted
But I couldn’t live that lie

It all became too much, wasn’t needing it
Longing for a crush, just a little bit
I know that you must’ve been feeling it too?

Now that we’re just friends
I can live again

Time and again
When we talk I pretend
I don’t mean to hurt you
But how can we be more than friends
When I’m too scared to be
Too arrogant and lazy
We can try too make amends
Try to change

To go from dreary to serenity
Try to change
To build relations on sincerity
Try to change
We need to change, to find a better way
Try to change
And make the most of every day

Time and again
When we talk I pretend
I don’t mean to hurt you
But how can we be more than friends
When I’m too scared to be
Too arrogant and lazy
We can try too make amends
Try to change