Tales of Hope 1

  1. Just a boy of ten
    Leaning on a fence.
    His eyes are old, his face is set,
    he lights a cigarette.

    Girl child sighs.
    Baby wakes and cries.
    Two kids to feed and a flat to clean
    and she still in her teens.

    Too soon, too soon.
    Too soon, too soon.

    The father of a friend
    Met with an early end.
    For later life he scraped his pay
    But never saw the day.

    Too soon, too soon.
    Too soon, too soon.

    And now my birthday´s here
    I´m happy that the years
    Allowed me time to grow up late,
    To learn to let things wait,

    To let things wait...

    Too soon, too soon.
    Too soon, too soon.

  2. I´ve got my eyes on you.
    It´s one of those things I love to do,
    Just setting my eyes on you.

    When did I first see you?
    Was is it in June or was it in Juli?
    I just recall a blue blue summer sky.

    Even though you´re out of sight,
    I feel you shining out.
    Even though you´re out of sight,
    I feel you by my side.

    All through the night
    I feel your presence shining out.
    All through the night
    It´s you that I´m longing to hold me tight.
    All through the night
    And all through the day.

    When did I last see you?
    Wasn´t it on a cold October day?
    I just recall a day grey as grey.

    Even though you´re out of sight,
    I feel you shining out.
    Even though you´re out of sight,
    I feel you by my side.

    All through the night
    And all through the day.

  3. I went through the desert, too hot for me.
    Just looking for someone, a wish to be free.
    An old man with a camel he came up to me,
    And this is what he said:

    There´s no place better than home.
    No place better than home.
    And so you´d better get on your feet, pack your bags
    A
    nd head on home.

    I climbed up a mountain, really high.
    Just looking for something up in the sky.
    But a voice inside me just gave a sigh.
    And this is what it said:

    There´s no place better than home.
    No place better than home.
    And so you´d better get on your feet, pack your bags
    A
    nd head on home.

    It´s late in the morning in a hotel room.
    There´s a cleaning lady with a pan and broom.
    She sees me sleeping and her face fills with gloom.

    And I know she´s gonna say it, go on, just say it,
    I can take it,
    I know the lyrics, she said:

    There´s no place better than home.
    No place better than home.
    No, no, no...there is reason to roam....
    And so I did it, I got on my feet, packed my bags
    And headed home.
    I headed home.

    And now I´m home.

 

   Here are the first three "Songs of Hope" - the second
   threesome is on the "Songs of Hope 2" album.

   Hier ist der erste Dreier-Pack mit hoffnungsvollers Songs -
   die nächtesten Drei sind auf "Songs of Hope 2" zu hören.