LJ Slothrop

Nachdem ich einmal den Bass eines Freundes in der Hand hatte, wollte ich auch so ein Instrument spielen. Das war doch etwas anderes als Flöte, die ich in der Schule gelernt hatte. Gesagt, getan: Günstig einen Squier Bullet Bass mitsamst Verstärker und Ständer erstanden und schon konnte es losgehen.

Zuerst studierte ich allein ein paar Songs ein, später spielte ich dann mit Dan "DKS", dem Marodeur zusammen. Auf seinem Keyboard konnte Dan die Melodie und alle anderen benötigten Instrumente spielen - in Ermangelung eines Schlagzeugs war das nicht unpraktisch. Nach einer Weile stieß dann Muntz, der große Manzator, mit seiner Gitarre zu uns, und "Die Band" war gegründet. Unser Repertoir umfasste Rock-Klassiker, Grunge, Metal, Pop-Songs, 80er Jahre, Queen, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Metallica, Eminem u.a.

Aufgrund von Dans Studienstress und Muntzens Exil in Neuseeland verlief sich "Die Band" leider bald wieder im Sande. Zur Zeit lerne ich noch Synthesizer und hoffe, dass ich irgendwann mal richtig spielen kann.

Zur Abwechslung wird auch mal der Computer strapaziert, um Musik zu machen und Tonträger zu produzieren. Dabei herausgekommen ist das Projekt 2Funny4. Nebenbei texte ich aber auch Songs, vor allem wenn mich ein Thema tief bewegt oder ich einfach meine Gedanken und Gefühle zu "Papier" bringen muss. Vielleicht werden sie ja auch mal vertont.

Ein Höhepunkt war GoGospel 2003 in der Chemnitzer Stadthalle. Ein Chor von knapp 1700 Sängern stößt zwar schon fast an die Grenze des machbaren, aber es klingt einfach gewaltig, vor allem, wenn man selber mittendrin steht! Und weils so schön war, war ich 2004 in Fellbach bei Stuttgart und 2005 in Chemnitz wieder mit dabei.

Außerdem hab ich noch den Traum, mal ein Musical oder was in der Art zu machen. Hab schon versucht, mit der ESG Chemnitz das Projekt ESGapology auf die Beine zu stellen, hat aber leider, vor allem aus Zeitgründen, nicht geklappt.

Unfair x
Seeing you the first time
I hardly noticed you
Only one of many faces
Just a part of the crowd

Later we became friends
Well we got along
Did many things together
... That was fun

BRIDGE:
But when I came to realize
That I had fallen in love
I knew...

CHORUS:
Life can be so hard
Love can break your heart
How can life be so unfair
To make you love someone
Who doesn't share
Your feelings...
Now I'm thinking of you
Every night and every day
This heartache is unbearable
I wished you could take it away

BRIDGE:
Every time I see you
I wanna hold you in my arms
Touch your face and kiss your lips
You stole my heart, broke it
And teared it all apart
I know...

CHORUS:
Life can be so hard
Love can break your heart
How can life be so unfair
To make you love someone
Who doesn't share
Your feelings...

REPEAT CHORUS

© 1999

Another Hope, Another Fear x
Bent people wander 'round outside
Rarely they're looking up
And then see all the many lights
Behind the windows, and inside...

CHORUS:
Another hope, another fear
Another cry we do not hear
Another fate they do not show
Tell me why is this so...

They don't care about each other
Only seeing their own life
Ain't listening to one another
Much too fast take into strife
CHORUS

They are slaughtering each other
People dying everywhere
We are killing one another
And destroy the world we should preserve

CHORUS

Cruelty instead of aid
Hate instead of love
War instead of peace
Hell instead of paradise

CHORUS
Tell me why is this so...

© 2000

The Best Friend x
Every time I'm feeling down
Sitting here just on my own
And every time I'm feeling sad
You are near, to make me glad

Every time I'm feeling good
You even manage to raise my mood
With you I'm feeling better every day
And I wish you'll never go away

CHORUS:
You're the best friend I ever had
When you're with me I'm feeling glad
No matter how I felt before
I don't want to lose you any more
Best friends we are for now and ever
Can talk forever, we'll stay together
Share best-kept secrets, deepest thoughts
Showing trust, that's what I sought

CHORUS

Wanna thank for all you've done for me
And hope I can return it to you some day
Just to show how much you mean to me
My best friend you are, in every way

CHORUS

© 2000

Die Welt meint es gut mit dir x
Die Welt, die meint es gut mit dir
Du siehst gut aus, bist hilfsbereit und nett
Beliebt bei allen und bei mir
Du hast alles, was ich gerne hätt'

CHORUS:
Die Welt, die meint es gut mit dir
In deinem Leben, da läuft alles glatt
Doch manchmal frag ich, was ist mit mir
Und ob man mich vergessen hat

Immer stehst du ganz oben
In deinem Schatten stehe ich
Dabei bin ich doch auch hilfsbereit und nett
Warum mag dann niemand mich?

CHORUS

Natürlich habe auch ich Freunde
Die ich mag und sie auch mich
Doch wenn nur einer was gewinnen kann
Dann wählt das Schicksal dich
CHORUS

Grund zum Klagen hab ich nicht
Geht es vielen doch viel schlechter als mir
Ich sollte dankbar sein, für was ich habe
Und doch schau ich neidisch nur zu dir

CHORUS

Nicht, dass ich es dir nicht gönne
Du hast dir dein Glück verdient
Doch ich hoffe, irgendwann
Da denkt jemand auch an mich

CHORUS

Die Welt, die meint es gut mit dir
In deinem Leben, da läuft alles glatt
Doch so schlecht, ja, doch so schlecht
Meint sie es auch nicht mit mir

© 2002

Lachen ist gesund x
Wir sitzen im Zug, uns gegenüber
Blättern im Programmheft, planen
Wer konnte es denn da schon ahnen...
Plötzlich lachst du, nur worüber?

CHORUS:
Ich stehe neben mir, wegen dir
Frag, warum lachst du, und
Schon kommt es aus deinem Mund
Lachen ist gesund!

So viele Menschen, alles kommt zum Erliegen
Be free, feel the Power of Love - sei frei
Du umarmst mich und wir fliegen
Mit zwei Flügeln, überall vorbei

CHORUS

You are my Angel und so (im)perfekt
Trotz Familienberatung schon zu frühen Zeiten
Gibt es immer neue Seiten
Die man erst nach und nach entdeckt
CHORUS

Du sagst Kuckuck! Ich sag Hai!
Und hoffe, das geht nie vorbei
Dass uns das Lachen immer bleibt
Und uns einfach nichts entzweit

CHORUS

Steht doch mal etwas zwischen uns
Another brick in the wall
Dann hol ich dich mit dem Traktor ab
Der bringt die Mauer leicht zu Fall

CHORUS

Stehst du auch neben dir, wegen mir?
Denkst zu viel nach, kaum Lachen noch aus deinem Mund
Sei einfach frei, leb jetzt und hier
Und denk dran: Lachen ist gesund!

© 2003

Sei dir selbst treu x
Jeder Mensch ist anders
Ein jeder Mensch ist gut
Jeder Mensch hat seine Stärken
Jeder hat auch seine Schwächen
Steh dazu - hab den Mut!

CHORUS:
Sei du selbst
Sei niemand anders
Mach dir nichts vor
Verstell dich nicht
Versuch nicht, die andern nachzuahmen
Sondern bleib dir selber treu

Jeder Mensch ist anders
Ein jeder Mensch ist gut
Zeige deine Stärken
Aber zeig auch deine Schwächen
Zeig sie offen - hab den Mut!

CHORUS
Jeder Mensch ist anders
Ein jeder Mensch ist gut
Geschaffen nach dem Bilde Gottes
Jedoch als Mensch nicht ohne Fehler
Steh dazu - hab den Mut!

CHORUS

Jeder Mensch ist anders
Ein jeder Mensch ist gut
Jeder, der sich selber treu ist, wird geliebt
Denn jeder ist so, wie er ist
Sei du selbst - hab den Mut!

CHORUS

Jeder Mensch ist anders
Ein jeder Mensch ist gut
Jeder Mensch ist einzigartig
Jeder Mensch, auch du!
Bleib dir selbst treu - hab den Mut!

© 2004

Mit offnen Augen durch die Welt x
Der Wind weht, die Bäume rauschen leise
Bunte Blätter regnen durchs Geäst
Wir zwei spazieren durch den Wald
Sind fasziniert, wie schön es doch hier ist

CHORUS:
Diese Welt, sie ist so schön
Dieser Planet, er ist ein Traum
Hier könnten alle glücklich sein
Jedoch das glaubt man kaum

Doch die Menschen wissen's nicht zu schätzen
Keinen Blick für die Wunder dieser Welt
Als sei Gottes wunderbare Schöpfung
Ganz selbstverständlich für sie hingestellt

So gehen sie auch mit sich selber um
Keine freundlichen Worte füreinander
Nur Arbeit, Stress, Ärger und Sorgen
Verbitterung bestimmt das Miteinander

CHORUS
Gehst du mit offnen Augen durch die Welt
Entdeckst du viele wunderbare Sachen
Es gibt so viel Schönes hier
Manchmal zum Weinen, manchmal zum Lachen

Ein Lächeln kann so viel bewirken
Ein freundlicher Blick, Aufmunterung
Schlechtes ist dann schnell vergessen
Und du gewinnst bald neuen Schwung

CHORUS

Habt Vertrauen ineinander
Vertraut auf diese Welt
Lasst Stress und Ärger hinter euch
Dann ist's bald wieder besser um uns bestellt

Diese Welt, sie ist so schön
Dieser Planet, er ist ein Traum
Hier können wir alle glücklich sein
Wenn wir nur darauf vertraun

© 2004

Reality (T-Resa Version vs. Original) x
Met you by surprise, I didn't realize
That my life would change forever
Saw you standing there
I didn't know I cared
There was something special in the air.

Dreams are my reality
The only kind of real fantasy
Illusions are a common thing
I try to live in dreams
It seems as if it's meant to be.

Dreams are my reality
A different kind of reality
I dream of loving in the night
And loving seems alright
Although it's only fantasy.

Now the time has come, soon you will be gone
You are on your way to Australia
Breathe easy, see and wait
You needn't be afraid
Your friends are here and we will be with you.

Dreams are my reality
The only kind of reality
Maybe my foolishness is past
And maybe now at last
I'll see how a real thing can be.

Dreams are my reality
A wonderous world where I like to be
As far away as you'll be soon
I'm flying to the moon
Perhaps that's my reality.

Met you by surprise, I didn't realize
That my life would change forever
Now you're almost gone
But the time will come
When you are back to see us all again.

Dreams are my reality
A wonderous world where I like to be
Illusions are a common thing
I try to live in dreams
Although it's only fantasy.

Dreams are my reality
Dreaming of someone close to me
I dream of loving in the night
And loving seems alright
Perhaps that's my reality.
Met you by surprise, I didn't realize
That my life would change forever
Saw you standing there
I didn't know I cared
There was something special in the air.

Dreams are my reality
The only kind of real fantasy
Illusions are a common thing
I try to live in dreams
It seems as if it's meant to be.

Dreams are my reality
A different kind of reality
I dream of loving in the night
And loving seems alright
Although it's only fantasy.

If you do exist, honey don't resist
Show me a new way of loving
Tell me that it's true
Show me what to do
I feel something special about you.

Dreams are my reality
The only kind of reality
Maybe my foolishness has passed
And maybe now at last
I'll see how a real thing can be.

Dreams are my reality
A wonderous world where I like to be
I dream of holding you all night
And holding you seems right
Perhaps that's my reality.

Met you by surprise, I didn't realize
That my life would change forever
Tell me that it's true
Feelings that are cue
I feel something special about you.

Dreams are my reality
A wonderous world where I like to be
Illusions are a common thing
I try to live in dreams
Although it's only fantasy.

Dreams are my reality
I like to dream of you close to me
I dream of loving in the night
And loving you seems right
Perhaps that's my reality.

Richard Sanderson, this version © 2004

Loneliness x
Alone
Lonely
Cold
Darkness all around

Pain
Heartache
Frozen
Emptiness all inside

Wut
Trauer
Verlassen
Allein auf mich gestellt


Loneliness, heartache and pain
Alone and lonely
Cold and frozen
Darkness all around and emptiness inside
Alone (no more)
Lonely (past)
Cold (passes)
Darkness is vanishing

Pain (fades)
Heartache (decreases)
Frozen (no more)
Emptiness is gone

Wut (ebbt ab)
Trauer (vergeht)
Verlassen (nicht mehr)
Nie mehr (allein auf dich gestellt)
Es gibt jemand, der mich hält

Loneliness, heartache and pain have passed
Alone and lonely you're no more
Cold and frozen you're no more
Darkness vanished and emptiness gone
Because you've found the one

© 2004

Vorwärtssehn x
Hey ho, komm sag, wie geht's dir so
Wir haben uns lange nicht gesehn
Was macht dein Leben, geht's dir gut?
Kannst du die Welt denn noch verstehn?

Verstehn, mit der Welt
Umzugehn, das was zählt
Einzusehn, was dich hält.
Doch nicht zu fest, denn du musst
Weitergehn, ohne Lust
Zurückzusehn, ohne Frust
Vorwärtssehn.

Jo Mann, was geht, mir geht es gut
Gefunden hab ich meinen Platz im Leben
Nicht unverdient, denn voller Mut
Hab ich geschuftet, ohne aufzugeben.
Aufgeben? Mit der Welt
Aufleben, das was zählt
Erleben, was dich hält.
Doch nicht nur das, denn du darfst
Weitergehn, um auf Mond und Mars
Zurückzusehn, to the Stars
Vorwärtssehn.

Oh no, nur geschuftet den ganzen Tag
Sorry, wenn ich dich so direkt frag
Doch ist das alles, was du aus deinem Leben
Gemacht hast, ohne echt zu leben?

Doch was vollbracht, was hast du erreicht?
Ein Leben auf dem Sofa, alles streng geeicht
Der Dämon der Zufriedenheit, der um dich schleicht
Es passiert viel zu leicht, dass er sich rächt

Hab gelebt, doch gehts mir schlecht
Der Dämon sitzt in meinem Nacken
Er rächt sich, frisst mich, hab alles erreicht
Doch bin nicht zufrieden, mein Leben ist vorbei

Du hast gelebt, ich lebe jetzt

Zusammen...

© 2005-2006

Du lächelst nicht x
Rotes Shirt und cooler Hut
So stehst du vor mir
Du lächelst nicht und gehst vorbei
Schaust mir nur kurz in mein Gesicht

Du tanzt ganz lässig im FX
Bewegst dich wie im Rausch
Die Musik ist alles, was zählt
Die Welt ist dir egal

Rotes Shirt, cooler Hut
Zerriss'ne Jeans, weiße Schuh'
Süße Augen, süßer Mund
Gibts zum Lächeln keinen Grund?
Es tut mir weh, dich so zu sehn
Du schaust an mir vorbei
Und schaust du mich dann doch mal an
Ist kein Lächeln auf deinem Gesicht
Du lächelst nicht

Du lächelst nicht, du lächelst nie
Jedenfalls niemals zu mir
Was hab ich dir getan, dass du das tust
Was geht in dir vor?

Rotes Shirt, cooler Hut
Zerriss'ne Jeans, weiße Schuh'
Süße Augen, süßer Mund
Gibts zum Lächeln keinen Grund?

© 2006 - for M.

Ich trau mich (nicht) x
Ich komme oft bei dir vorbei
Finde einen Grund
Ganz oft ganz nah bei dir zu sein
Doch niemals nah genug

Ich trau mich nicht, mit dir zu reden
Dazu fehlt mir etwas der Mut
Ich renne nur davon, nur 2 Sekunden
Und es wär vielleicht passiert

Wenn ich dich anschau, zitter ich
Meine Hände feucht und ich nervös
Ich stotter nur noch hin vor mich
Aber du, du lächelst freundlich

Ich trau mich nicht, dich zu fragen
Dazu fehlt mir etwas der Mut
Ich renne nur davon, nur 2 Sekunden
Und es wär vielleicht passiert

Wenn ich dich anschau, wird mir schwindlig
Denn ich schaue viel zu lang
In deine Augen, in dein Lächeln
So kann das doch nicht weitergehn
Eines Abends nehm ichs mir dann vor
Dir alles zu sagen, alles zu erklärn
Doch es geht nicht, denn du bist nicht allein
Und ich renn wieder mal davon

Doch diesmal komm ich wieder
Aber du bist nicht mehr da
Ich klemm einen Zettel dir ans Auto
Mein Herz pocht, rufst du an?

Mitten in der Nacht wach ich dann auf
Das Handy piept, ne SMS von dir
Und du meinst, ich soll dir nicht böse sein
Denn du kannst nicht

Ich kann nicht mehr schlafen
Und du kannst nicht
Hab es mir so sehr gewünscht
Doch du kannst nicht

Ich habe mir, habe mich getraut
Du kannst es nicht

© 2006 - for K.

Ich weiß nicht, wie du heißt x
Beim Essen hab ich dich gesehn
Du sahst zwei Tische weiter
Hast kurz zu mir rübergesehn
Ein Lächeln umspielt deine Lippen

Ich weiß nicht, wie du heißt
Doch ich weiß, ich find dich süß
Ich kenn nicht deinen Namen
Doch ich kenne dein Gesicht

Jeden Tag dasselbe Spiel
Ich sehe dich, doch kenn dich nicht
Keine Chance, deinen Namen zu erfahren
Ich kann dich ja nicht einfach fragen

Ich weiß nicht, wie du heißt
Doch ich weiß, ich find dich süß
Ich kenn nicht deinen Namen
Doch ich kenne dein Gesicht
Auf einmal stehst du bei mir im Raum
Zwar nicht bei mir, doch nahe schon
Ich erfahre, wo du herkommst
Doch deinen Namen kenn ich nicht

Ich weiß nicht, wie du heißt
Doch ich weiß, ich find dich süß
Ich kenn nicht deinen Namen
Doch ich kenne dein Gesicht

Ich unternehme alles
Um deinen Namen rauszukriegen
Setz alle Hebel in Bewegung
Und ich weiß, ich werde siegen

Ich weiß jetzt, wie du heißt
Und ich weiß, ich find dich süß
Ich kenne deinen Namen
Und ich kenne dein Gesicht
Doch dich kenn ich noch immer nicht
Und du, du kennst mich nicht

© 2006 - for J.

To Cole x
I don't know how comes
That everybody hurts you
I can't understand why anybody
Would be mean to you

You are so pretty and kind
Lovely and ever-so-sweet
I didn't want to break your heart but
It still happened that way

I wanted to be your friend
I can't be anything more
You've been hoping for something
I simply cannot give
But one day you will find
What you are longing for
You will meet the love of your life and
Be happy forever more

I still want to be your friend
Cause I really do like you
Someone who listens and someone to talk to
That's what friends are for

If you may ever need
Someone who listens to you
Someone to give you a hug, when you need it
I will be there for you

© 2007 - for C., Melody: The Warlocks - Whips Of Mercy

To The Boy Wearing Sunglasses At Night x
There was a boy
A very strange enchanted boy
They say he wandered very far, very far
Over regions and sims
A little shy and sad of eye
An awesome voice had he

And then one day
A magic day he passed my way
It was a pure coincidence
That we met
In Ahern...

Never knew I could feel like this
Like I've never seen the Skye before
The greatest thing I'll ever learned
Is just to sing and be loved in return
Listen to my heart, can you hear it screams:
"Come to rescue me and set me free"
Seasons may change, winter to spring
But I wait here for you to rescue me

Come what may
Come what may
I am burning, so come and rescue me
Suddenly the world seemed such a perfect place
Suddenly it moved with such a perfect grace
Suddenly my life didn't seem such a waste
You've been my inspiration
And there was no mountain too high, no river too wide
I sing this song and hope you'll be here by my side
Storm clouds may gather and stars may collide
But I wait here until the end of time

Come what may
Come what may
I am burning, so come and rescue me

The walls are coming closer
My senses fade away
I'm haunted by your shadow
I reach to see your face
You're not here...
Are you here?

Come and rescue me, I'm burning, can't you see?
Come and rescue me, only you can set me free

Komm und rette mich, ich verbrenne innerlich
Komm und rette mich, ich schaff's nicht ohne dich
Komm und rette mich, dich und mich, rette mich

© 2009 - for S., Original lyrics from Nature Boy, Come what may, Rescue me/Rette mich

The Tragic Tale (Of The Beauty, The Good And The Black) x
      Once upon a time, in a land made of dreams
      A sad drama unfolds
      This is the tragic tale
      Of The Beauty, The Good and The Black
    The Beauty roamed the world of dreams
    He always did this on his own
    He wandered round the land and sea
    And always was alone
He met The Good, they understood
And on their lips they wore a constant smile
They danced and laughed, explored the world
Enjoyed their time and started getting close
    Not quite together, yet obvious for all
    Was how they understood
    Shared mind and soul, so wonderful
    The Beauty and The Good

    But shadows cast upon it all
    Their claws extended, reaching out
    Freedom was so wanted, but
    The consequences not
The Black was there, as friend at first
Black on the outside, but really warm at heart
Comforting, cared, but never dared
To ask for more, although he so much wished
    Black and Beauty, both so sad
    The earth shaked when two hurt souls met
    The wind blew and the windmill creaked
    The rain fell and the crows, they shrieked

    Their love was born out of this sadness
    So wonderful, yet full of madness
    Madly happy, madly sad
    The Beauty and The Black
The Good got bad, for he was sad
And his heart was so much hurt as well
Had lost The Beauty, so he thought
The anger rose and bad things, they were said
The Black got mad, much fear he had
To lose The Beauty and again be back
To loneliness, all on his own
And all alone, return to be the loner Black
    The Beauty in between their battles
    Was torn apart and ripped to dust
    Shredded, wounded, almost killed
    Becoming ugly, his beauty lost

    Black and Beauty broke apart
    And shattered pieces of their love
    Were spread around, lay at the ground
    Cut everyone that got too close
The Good was there, at Beauty's side
To comfort him, but all the time
The shadows stayed and strangled hearts
All three of them, of Beauty, Good and Black
      Then shadows faded, slowly just
      A song was played that quite never ended
      Oh, could it have stayed like that forever
      Never-ending...

      Still very fragile, a terrible mistake
      Almost destroyed it once and forever
      But fighting and friendship helped to get love back
      For The Beauty and The Black
The Good was sad, again he had
Lost The Beauty he had just got back
And then The Black, he still was mad
Everything went back to bad

All three have lost, their love, but most
Their friendship gone, they are again alone
All on their own, the world they roam
That's love and too much freedom's cost
      And they all lived sadly ever after...

© 2012, Melody: Nightwish - The Crow, The Owl And The Dove

The Tragic Tale (Of The Beauty, The Good And The Black) (Old Version) x
Once upon a time...

In a land made of dreams
A sad drama unfolds
This is the tragic tale
Of The Beauty, The Good, and The Black

The Beauty roamed the world
Always on his own
He wandered round the islands
Always all alone

He met The Good
They understood
Got along quite well
On their lips a constant smile

They danced and laughed
Explored the world
Enjoyed their time
And getting close

Together they were now
Not quite, but obvious for all
Shared mind and soul
So wonderful, so beautiful
How they understood
The Beauty and The Good

But shadows cast upon it all
Their claws extended, reaching out
Freedom was so wanted, but
The consequences, they were not

The Black was there
As friend at first
Black on the outside
But warm at heart
Comforting, caring
Never daring
To ask for more
Although he wanted
Black and Beauty
Both so sad
The earth shaked when
Two hurt souls met

Born out of this sadness
Was a relationship
So wonderful, so beautiful
But also full of madness
Madly happy, madly sad
The Beauty and The Black

The Good got bad
For he was sad
And hurt as well
Had lost The Beauty
So he thought
And said
The Black got mad
Much fear he had
To lose The Beauty
And be back
To loneliness
The loner Black

The Beauty in the middle
Standing in between
Torn apart and ripped to pieces
Shredded, wounded, almost killed
Becoming ugly, beauty lost
Love and freedom's cost

Black and Beauty broke apart
Shattered pieces of their love
Lying all around
At the ground
Cutting everyone
That got too close
The Good was there
At Beauty's side
To comfort him
But all the time
The shadows stayed
And strangled hearts
All three of them
Of Beauty, Good, and Black

Then shadows faded
Slowly just
A song was played
That quite never ended
Oh, could it have stayed
Like that
Forever
Never-ending

Still very fragile
A terrible mistake
Almost destroyed it all
But fighting and a friend
Helped to get love back
For The Beauty and The Black

The Good was sad
Again he had
Lost The Beauty
And The Black
Still was mad
Everything went back to bad

All three have lost
Their love, but most
Their friendship gone
Again alone

And they all lived sadly ever after...

© 2012, Melody: Nightwish - The Crow, The Owl And The Dove

You met a Shui - and survived x
Yasuka's where our avies met
Mig's place brought us together
That's where we often talked and sat
And that dance I never will forget

You soon got a place in my heart
And I happily became your partner
So well our thoughts and feelings match
You are such a perfect catch

You bear my moods and call me muppet
You inspire me to try new things
To be creative and not someone's puppet
Forget the past and spread my wings

We met in London, Waterloo
Dined in Soho with great views
Saw a police box which was blue
And some funny buckets, too

There was an awful lot of walking
We got huge blisters on our feet
But also some fantastic talking
It was so wonderful to meet
Later diving in your pond
Enjoying meals that you prepared Basil mentioned the war once
But I think he got away with it

Chasing trains and catching them
Opening locks and minds on the canals
Drinking tea and eating scones
Someone had lost big building stones

Last evening: Loitering at the beach
Just like we did so often here
Sit in the sand, watching the waves
Fish for us, chips for the gulls

We knew it was time to leave
But trying to see the positive
One final hug, a train, a plane
And now we are back here again

All that is left for me to say
It's time now to receive your praise
For what you bravely have achieved:
You met a Shui - and survived ^^

© 2013 - for P.

Carer x
I never knew someone like you
So full of loyalty and care
Truthful, honest, a true friend
Deserving trust like no one else

But people messing with your life
Destroy the slightest sign of happiness
Demanding, often hurting you and still
You never stop caring for them

I want to hold you all the time
Keep you close when you feel miserable
But sometimes you seem so far away
Then I just should let you go

I know you won't just run away
You don't need to be controlled
But understanding and support
I don't doubt you will come back
You just need to let your anger out
Fight the ghosts that haunt you
With swords and magic spells
Killing the monsters in your life

Or simply have some time on your own
Lying in the grass, watching the sky
Just the sounds of birds and wind
And waves crashing at the shore

Please don't fear the future
It might lie unknown on the road ahead
But when you expect it least
There are better days to come

© 2013 - for P.

Problem Solver (No Problem) x
CHORUS:
Problems everywhere
Issues all around
Good problems, bad problems
And problems which are none
I'm a problem solver
I solve problems
That's what I do
But how to solve life itself?

BRIDGE:
Problems
Analysing
All possible outcomes
Dissecting
Dividing
Conquering
Solving
And failing

CHORUS

Bad problems
Need solving
Real problems
Are chores
Solving is
Much work
In the end there is
A solution
Good problems
Not really problems
Things you wanna do
One-time activities
A defined end
Enjoyment and not work
In the end should be
Fun

CHORUS

Everything's a problem
And needs a solution
But how do you solve
Friendship and relationships?
Analysing and impeaching
Dissecting and controlling
What is the solution to love?
How do you solve life?

BRIDGE
CHORUS

Something that should be cherished
Every day anew
That is life
And ain't no problem

© 2015

Gefangen (no more) x
I didn't want the world as it was
Not yesterday's today and not tomorrow
I never could imagine to love it
For promises were never kept

And I always had this dream
But I could not understand
I did not realise what it was
However, I wanted to keep it

Everything that is, does fade away
Everything that was... has gone
Nothing's what it was, anymore
But there's something that remains
The hope that we all have
And the journey into the blue
And being trapped
In ourselves

I've been patient and waited long
Until impatience... awoke
No justification
Because there was no reason

I sat there and stared into the distance
I saw the world with my own eyes
How it used to be and could be today
And how tomorrow was going to be

Everything...
I dived into my feelings
The outcome... unknown
I knew what my head wanted
But what about the heart?

I didn't want anything, but expected too much
Expected from myself what I couldn't do
Absorbed anxiety and desires
Wanted everything, yet kept nothing

Everything...

But, I am not alone
I am not alone
Feeling alone
But I am not alone
Supposed to be alone
But I am not alone
I never was alone

And, you are not alone
You are not alone
You never were alone
And, we are not alone
We are not alone
We never are alone
Not alone...

© 2015, after SBA's "Trapped" (2014)

Demons Of Our Past x
S: Angry I was
Seeing you with him
The demons in me
Wanted to hurt you

B: Hurt I was
Treated like a slave
And being awakened were
The demons of my past

Demons that are haunting us
Demons who control our lives
Killing joy and let us suffer
Make us want to die

S: Our demons met
I saw your drama heart
Almost being ripped apart
And nearly lost you
B: Our demons talked
And we listened to each other
Saw all the confusion
Deep in our inner selves

Are demons hauting us and do we
Want them to control our lives?
Killing joy and let us suffer?
The demons of our past

S: I was trapped in myself
You kidnapped me and set me free
B: I was hurt, the end was near
Screamed out my anger and my fear

No demons are haunting us
They don't control our lives
We live in joy and do not suffer
The demons are our past

And we are not alone...

© 2015 - for B.

Kidnapped x
One note and reality is fading
One chord and it is gone
One word and I am dreaming
One song and you have won

CHORUS 1:
When you start to play
You pull me away
Your voice in my ear
Takes me out
Of my ordinary life
Kidnapped to Heaven

One whisper in my left ear
One scream in my right
Burning through my brain
Killing every useless thought

CHORUS 1

With every word you sing
You let me forget
The demons of my past
Every note you play
Stabs into their hearts
Lets them suffer and then die
And I am free

CHORUS 1





CHORUS 2:
When I hear you sing
Your voice makes me brave
Confidence is growing
And self-consciousness fades
I believe in myself again
Kidnapped to Heaven

I am dreaming, flying, falling
Caught and kidnapped, I am free
Drama-free and fearless
Living and letting live

CHORUS 1+2

You kidnapped me
And changed me
I am not alone
And not trapped anymore...

© 2015 - for B.

I'm only happy when I'm not x
Trapped in life
Trapped in love
Trapped in between
Between people, life and love
Between thoughts and love and death

And then there always is this thought:
Is this everything life's got?
Maybe soon it's time to stop
I'm only happy when I'm not
I'm only happy when I'm not

The demons of my past still haunt me
I don't know what I want
My mind and heart don't agree
I should be happy, but feel empty
I should be happy, but I'm not

I am looking, searching, longing
For happiness and love and hope
But will I notice when I found it?
Can I see all the good things?
Or am I just happy when I'm not?
And then there always is this thought:
Is this everything life's got?
Maybe soon it's time to stop
I'm only happy when I'm not
I'm only happy when I'm not

I feel alone
But I'm not
There are people around me
Yet I am alone
I feel lonely when I'm not

And then there always is this thought:
Is this everything life's got?
Maybe soon it's time to stop
I'm only happy when I'm not
I'm only happy when I'm not

© 2016

Nothing Is Forever x
It's often said
That things are meant
To be
Always and forever

Our life will go on
Always and forever

Our love is eternal
Always and forever

We will be together
Always and forever

We will keep our health
Always and forever

Our dreams will hold
Always and forever

Your friends will stay at your side
Always and forever

Our family will be with us
Always and forever
But people leave
One way or another

Your friends go away
Leaving you alone now

Your dreams fade slowly
Until they are gone

You wanted to give so much
Not important anymore

You feel that this is all
You can give now

Health is degrading
Sickness taking over

Bonds break
Nothing is forever
And through all the somber days
When you feel all alone

There might still be someone
Staying at your side

Going with you through the darkness
Holding and carrying you

Keeping you in their hearts
Always and forever

Nothing is forever
Except love

© 2016 - for D.

The Bread x
PROLOGUE:
For thousands of years
Mankind is cultivating crops
Harvesting, milling and baking
To create the finest bread
To satisfy their hunger
The purpose of the bread

PART 1: The Creation

A bread was baked
Nice and round and brown
Lying in the bakery store
Waiting for someone
To come and take it home

It lay there in between
Maybe half a dozen other breads
And cakes and cookies
Who all were waiting for someone
To come and take them home

CHORUS:
Oh, take it home
Take the bread
And let it fill your stomach
This is its purpose
It's what the bread is for
To satisfy your hunger
To put a smile on your face
And make you happy

PART 2: Time Has Come

An old woman comes
To the bakery store
She wants to buy a bread
But one that's not so dark
To take it to her home
She also buys some buns
And cake and suddenly she wants
The darker bread, not burnt
But dark and she wants it cut
To take it to her home

The woman at the shop
She can't cut it because
They took away the machine
She says the daughter can help
To cut the bread at home

The woman nods
And pays her bread
She is generous and rounding up
Smiles happily and walks out
Taking the bread home

CHORUS

PART 3: The Way Home

The bread was happy
Ready for its destiny
Ready to fulfill its purpose
And make her hunger go away
When they reached her home

The woman gasps
And holds her heart
Her eyes in shock, she's falling
To the ground and lying there
Never coming home again
The bread is rolling
To the side and out of view
The woman died, her eyes are open
What she just bought, lies next to her
As she went finally home

They found her soon
Bringing her away, taking her things too
But they didn't see the bread
And she couldn't take the bread with her
When she went finally home

CHORUS

PART 4: Reunion

The bread is lying there alone
Getting older, harder, wet in rain
A cat is rolling it around
Briefly making the bread happy again
Almost feeling home

The bread is found by birds
Chirping and picking parts away
This wasn't what the bread had imagined
But the birds were happy and their hunger gone
As the bread went finally home

CHORUS

EPILOGUE:
The woman dead, her family sad
No one thinks about the bread
Eating the buns and cake the woman bought
Mourning her death and their loss
The bread still found its destiny
The birds, they took it home

© 2016