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A MATTER OF TIME (1995/2012)

SHADOWS

have you heard the story ‘bout the girl

who fell in love with her shadow

she was just a child
when it happened one night

witnessing an unbearable scene

 

the shadow said
“I’ll protect you from the truth

as long as you protect me from the light.

and if you’ll stay with me here in the light

I’ll embrace every inch of your unhappy soul”

 

she had all her dreams in sight

but she refused to step out in the light

she was loved by everyone,

but was in love with her shadow

 

the shadow always reminded her that

she was over head and ears in debt to him

and everytime she tried to run away

he held the truth up to her weary eyes

 

shadowland an imaginary place

but everything in there just looks so real

hard to find find
a way out when you’re there

hard to be clear

 

but in the deep river of her heart

she knew that she could change
her state of mind

if only she dared to see again

the reasons why she fell in love that night

 

and then one day she knew exactly what to do

she stod up tall and opened up her eyes.

and then she said “I don’t need you anymore and I’m not even sure I ever did”

 

she had all her dreams in sight

and suddenly she stepped out in the light

she was loved by everyone even by her shadow

A MATTER OF TIME

it’s five in the morning I’m sitting on my bed

ain’t got a thought running through my head

I’m just a state of mind

 

sometimes I wonder what will become of me

will I return to the deep blue sea

it’s maybe just a matter of time

 

and if you believe in a life at first sight

there are reasons enough not to fight

oh oh - why do we fight

oh oh - we’re blocking the light

 

why do you struggle why do you feel this woe

why do you do things that hurt you so

oh oh - baby just look up to the sky

 

the reasons I ask you is because i know

you always wanted to have that flow

oh oh - baby just you close your eyes

 

and if you believe in a life at first sight

there are reasons enough not to fight

oh oh - why do we fight

 

it's five in the morning

I’m sitting on my bed

ain’t got a thought running through my head

oh oh – I’m just a state of mind

 

sometimes I wonder what will become of me.

will I return to the deep blue sea

oh oh - it’s maybe just a matter of time

 

and if you believe in a love at first sight

there are reasons enough not to fight

oh oh - why do we fight

oh oh - why do we fight

oh oh - we’re blocking the light

EASY MIND

I used to be a man that hurried

and just because of that i worried

would I be late

 

I used to drive my car real fast

see if I could outrun my past

but that’s for me no more

 

so if you want to talk with me baby

why don’t you call me up

I’ll listen for a while and ease your mind

 

cause I’ve got an easy mind

I know in time I’ll find

the things I need in life

 

I’ve been around for a while

still I’ve known since I was a child

things would be allright

 

you know that mine is the slowest

car on the road

though it’s got no heavy load

 

if you wanna walk with me baby

why don’t you look me up  baby

start to move your feet I’ll come along

cause I’ve got an easy mind . . .

QUEEN OF WASTING TIME

 

she's weak she's strong

she's the moon and the sun

she changes just like the weather

an unpredictable song

 

she waters her flowers

removes the dying leaves

she's just wasting time

but it looks devine

 

let me hold you

let me touch you

let me tell you that you're mine

I will wait here 'til forever

'cause i know that you will

make me feel just fine

 

she loves watching movies

see's them over and over again

'cause when they're finished

she can't remember a thing

 

let me hold you

let me touch you

let me tell you that you're mine

I will wait here 'til forever

now i know that you're here

 

she's the queen of wasting time

everything she does is nothing

looking life straight in the eyes

seeing all it's beauty there

 

give her days and give her nights

she'll remember the rest of her life

I love you yes I love you

I love you 'til the end of time

 

she can look at her hat

from half past eight 'til ten

and when she's done

she starts all over again

 

everytime I'm highstrung

I go to her place

I'm healed in a minute

just sitting there watching her pace

 

let me hold you

let me touch you

let me tell you that you're mine

I will wait here 'til forever

now i know that you're here

she's the queen of wasting time . . .

MARIE

you looked like a princess

the night we met

with your hair piled up

I'll never forget never forget

 

I'm drunk now baby

well I've got to be

or I never could tell you

what you mean to me
 

but I loved you
the first time I saw you

and I'll always will love you marie

 

yes I loved you
the first time I saw you

and I'll always will love you marie

 

you're the song that the trees sing

when the wind blows

you're a flower a river a rainbow

 

sometimes I'm crazy well I guess you know

and I'm weak and I'm lazy
and I hurt you so

I don’t listen to a word you say

and when you're in trouble

I just turn away

 

but I loved you
the first time I saw you

and I'll always will love you marie

Music & lyrics:Randy Newman

EASY TO FORGET

sometimes I feel like a stranger

sometimes I feel like a stranger to myself

there are so many things that I don’t know

some surprises are nice

some surprises are not

 

sometimes I feel like a motherless child

sometimes I feel like just running wild

somertimes I feel that it isn’t worth while

but that’s not true

 

if you feel a stranger to a child

watch carefully and learn

‘cause a child is a god

it has it own ways

there are so many things

that are easy – easy to forget

 

sometimes I feel like a homeless man

longing for his home

but the only true home is in your heart

so make it big

with a lot of rooms

 

if you sometimes feel disillusioned

if you sometimes feel

that you don’t know who you are

don’t worry baby you don’t have to be afraid

you must have some dark places

to be able to proceed

 

if you feel a stranger to a child . . .

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BE MY ANGEL

she was married to the moon

feeling like a sad cartoon

she was heading for a tragic end

in a story that was out of her control

 

she wanted me to help her

to be the one she wanted to be

but I often made her smile

when I said that she knew more

about that than me

 

be my angel be my pride

be the one that’s always by my side

be my angel be my pride

tell me that I’ll never have to hide

 

she was much too young

she thought that I was strong

and wondered why I never smiled

and why I didn’t call her up before

 

I said “that’s why you’re here

to brighten up my darkest sides

then I can be your distant sun

and guide you safely ‘round

the rocks of life”

 

be my angel . . .

 

tell me that you'll never leave

tell me that you're always here

 

be my angel . . .

MY GIRLFRIEND

my girlfriend she said to me

”now don’t you waste a minute
of your life worryin’ ’bout me

’cause I’m a hobo girl
I’ll never walk straight

I don’t know the meaning
of the word called faith”

 

I said ”baby that’s allright with me

as long as I know that you’re loving me

’cause I’m a loverman I don’t collect things

I believe in love I don’t believe in rings”

 

but then she told me
that she had a date that night

and before I knew
we were having a terrible fight

theory is one thing practice another

talking ’bout love always gives you a bother

don’t talk about I said ”do it”

LOVE & QUALITY

baby I love you, you know it's true

even if you don't see things the way that I do

we've been talking lately about the things

that make us two people who

live our lives accordingly

to what we see as quality

 

you say pyjama and I say no

I wanna take a nap but you say go

what's the problem

I'll tell you ´out my dreams
when you get home

 

isn't it wonderful

that you are here and so am I

side by side we'll enjoy

the miracle of life pass by

 

so baby you see now I do agree

the everything you love has quality

and you're in love with me

GOD BLESS THE CHILD

them that's got shall have

them that's not shall lose

so the bible said

and it still is news

mama may have papa may have
but god bless the child

that's got his own
that's got his own

 

well the strong gets more
while the weak ones fade

empty pockets don’t

ever make the grade

mama may have papa may have
but god bless the child

that's got his own
that's got his own

 

money you've got lots of friends

crowding 'round your door

but when you're gone

and spending ends

they don’t come here no more

 

rich relations give
crust of bread and such

you can help yourself

but don’t take too much

mama may have papa may have
but god bless the child
that's got his own
that's got his own

money you've got lots of friends . . .

 

he just don't worry bout nothing

'cause he's got his own

Music & lyrics:Billie Holiday

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