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Break the girl
Then I walked away
Your slight admiration
Big
I lied
Beloved
Ten miles of timber
Halcyon days
Soul debt
Ghosts
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Break the girl

(Wendy Matthews, Glenn Skinner)

Her face is a tumble,
her mind is on fire
You keep telling her you'll change
You know you're a liar
Once she used to hold you
just like you her child
Now she's in the way of something
you know you're going to lose it all
The things that we do in loves name
not until she stands strong can you do the same

Chorus:
(She knew) She never knew
you would treat her this way
(you know) You know that its true
you tried to break the girl
We're ruled by what we deny
by the things we don't say
(You know) You know that its true
you tried to break the girl

You tried to possess
all that moved you at the start
You tied her to your shadow
and made her your slave
Whether this is an end or begin again
well, it's in your hands
Chorus

Why'd you want to break the girl
Break the girl
Why'd you want to break the girl
Break the girl
You know you tried to break the girl
Break the girl
Why do you want to break the girl

Then I walked away

(Gary Clark)

Nobody feels like I do
I've been walking, walking in the shadows of you
I tried pushing I tried shoving
I tried hating you, even tried loving you

Chorus:
And then I walked away and it felt so good
when I walked away
Then I walked away and it felt so good
like you never thought I would

Nobody feels like I do
I've been thinking to belong for you
I tried shouting I tried screaming
I tried praying but I was dreaming

Chorus

Nobody feels like I do

Chorus, Chorus, Chorus

And it felt so good
Then I walked away
Then I walked away

Your slight admiration

(Wendy Matthews, Glenn Skinner)

Do you stand by the father
when you see the blood on his hands
when he carries such fear in his heart
there's so much rage in the man

Do you stand by your lover
when he has what it takes to deceive
when he's always been all that you know
but never been all that you need

And though I'll thank you forever
still I need to be sure
that it was there somewhere inside me
there unbroken and pure

If every life is a story
how long will I wait
for your slight admiration
to reach its natural fate

Is it time to feel your own power
time to rip it apart
can you stand still in the fire
when it's time to break your own heart
Now all I have is a mirror
and all I can see are the tears
all that's left is the madness
that reflects through the years

Do you stand by the father
or do you stand by
Do you stand by your lover
or do you stand by
Do you stand by forever
or do you stand by
Do you stand by your story
or do you stand by
Do you stand by your power
or do you stand by
Do you stand by the father
or do you stand by
Do you stand by your lover
or do you stand by
Bye

Big

(Wendy Matthews, Glenn Skinner)

When I was big I was bigger than a house
I was bigger than the house my Daddy built so high
when I was tall I was taller than the trees
that grew up in the yard that sheltered we

But now I'm small, so small
like the nasty little thought
that there may be nothing left to give at all
and you're losing the ground
that you've always had to break your fall

When my heart was large
it was large enough to beat
out a symphony complete
when my back was straight
I could walk a thousand miles
well maybe just a while

But now the distance is small, so small
just a single step or two
then I'd have to lean on you or fall
I'd fall or reduce you to a crawl

Daily by a little bit, I start to shrink
my clothes don't fit
and I can't reach my door
the locks up there in front of me
but I can't seem to fit the key
it's too highfrom the floor

When I was big I was bigger than a house
I was bigger than the house my Daddy built so high
when we were big we were bigger than this land
we could touch each other hands across the sea

But now weare small, so small
like the nasty little thought
that there may be nothing left to give at all
and you're losing the ground
that you've always had to break your fall
so small just a single step or two
then I'd have to lean on your or fall
I'd fall...

I lied

(Wendy Matthews, Glenn Skinner)

They'd tell the story in a circle
of how a family came to be
Handed down like rings and letters
to hold close and keep eternally
But they lied

From a father to a daughter
grew a house out of a home
So when I came across these waters
I would have said, I came alone
But I lied
I lied

Do you remember when I told you
as I swam against the tide
That if I ever really loved you
it would have been the day you said goodbye
Well I lied

Beloved

(Wendy Matthews, Glenn Skinner)

Here I am I'm right here
O I wish you could feel me standing so close
I'm right beside you dear

I fly round this old man house
I float through our walls
I scream and I call
while I watch you without me

All I feel all I am now
is this love I have for you
Each night its you, you I lay beside

I close my eyes never to sleep
I tell you all the things I should have said
that you'll never know
How could I act such a part
as to love the one who breaks my heart
I had to go...

So put your hands here round my waist
Though you cannot feel my touch dear
and dance with me as you did before
I'm bound forever to this house
I can never go beyond that door
I dance alone

So when you think of me smile
it's the only way that I can see
that you still care for me

Close my eyes never to sleep
I tell you all the things I've should have said
that you'll never know
How could I act such a part
as to love the one who breaks my heart
I had to go...

Here I am I'm right here
How I wish you could see me dear
O my dear...

Ten miles of timber

(Wendy Matthews, Glenn Skinner)

While I've been sleeping through another day
my brother's been the planter of trees
and even though I cannot touch it
it's not something I can see
the past is another land
but it still keeps touching me

And Im tied to the tree of life
till all the dancing's done
as the wind blows through the wheels
ten miles of timber still I carry on
I'm going straight down the middle darling

I was always waiting for you
for you to cut the trail
to lay your coat across the water
now I see you from my rooftop
I see you through the trees
you were whispering to the shadows
you were down on your knees

We're all tied to the tree of life
till all the dancing's done
as the wind blows through the wheels
ten miles of timber still we carry on
We're going straight down the middle darling

I made it through the weeping fields
I'm over the running creek
to the clearing on the other side
here I stand at the great divide

I'm tied to the tree of life
till all the dancing's done
as the wind blows through the wheels
ten miles of timber still we carry on
I'm going straight down the middle darling

I'm tied to the tree of life
till all the dancing's done
as the wind blows through the wheels

We're all tied to the tree of life
till all the dancing's done
as the wind blows through the wheels

I'm tied to the tree of life
till all the dancing's done
as the wind blows through the wheels

Halcyon days

(Wendy Matthews, Glenn Skinner)

From my lips hear me say
In my heart here you'll stay
In this life I'll never see
In my hands again
you and me
I can't walk these walls no more
must I always close the door
to keep the tide from rushing in
in my soul it's sink or swim
days of wonder and all I know
as above, so below
I feel the cold rolling in

I was looking for
those Halcyon days again
but you saw a means to an end

looking for cover but to my surprise
we were talking like lovers
I was watching your eyes
There are among us those who wait
but why so dark this shade of fate
Taste the salt beneath my skin
in my soul it's sink or swim
These rough words slap my face
bind me to each beloved faith
I feel your hold giving in

I was lookin for
those Halcyon days again
but you saw a means to an end

Soul debt

(Wendy Matthews, Glenn Skinner)

Why are so ... fauvorite nations
The better sons of this good earth
Why the money men and p... shakers
They count the costs but not the worth
They always grab the lions share
and live there live from day to death
Never think there's a price to pay

It's a soul debt and they're gonna belong
to a soul debt from the weak to the strong
It's a soul debt and they're gonna go down
And you know that it's not from this time around

My mamma said don't trace your shadow
just leave it lying there behind
Sometimes the devil lies behind the detail
an eye for eye does leaves you blind
You can be the critic, the creator
the giver or the taker
you can saw stand alone or stand in line

It's a soul debt and they're gonna belong
to a soul debt from the weak and the strong
It's a soul debt and you're gonna go down
And you know that it's not from this time around

And it can almost sound like a laughter
and moves from madness to divine
and you know it's not the ending that I'm after
I just don't wanna say goodby
I don't wanna say goodby

It's a soul debt and we're gonna belong
to a soul debt from the weak and the strong
It's a soul debt and you're gonna go down
And you know that it's not from this time around
It's a soul debt and we're gonna belong
to a soul debt from the weak and the strong
It's a soul debt and we're gonna go down
And you know that it's not from this time around

Ghosts

(David Sylvian)

When the room is quiet the daylight's almost gone
it seems there's something I should know
Well I ought to leave but the rain it never stops
and there's no particular place to go

Just when I think I'm winning when I've broken every door
the ghosts of my life grow wilder than before
Just when I thought I could not be stopped
when my chance came to be king
the ghosts of my life grow wilder than the wind

I'm feeling nervous I find myself alone
The simple life's no longer there
Once I was so sure
Now the doubt inside my mind
comes and goes but leads nowhere

Just when I think I'm winning when I've broken every door
the ghosts of my life grow wilder than before
Just when I thought I could not be stopped
when my chance came to be king
the ghosts of my life grow wilder than the wind

Just when I think I'm winning when I've broken every door
the ghosts of my life grow wilder than before
Just when I thought I could not be stopped
when my chance came to be king
the ghosts of my life grow wilder than the wind

Find me here

(Sarah Liversidge)

I'm a little lost at the moment
I can't see my way through these clouds
I don't mind being blind
as long as I've got my friends around
My disguise is for their eyes
if only for them to see
that when they clear they'll find me here
except it won't be me

So if I'm nowhere to be found
could I still be somewhere for you
The grant illusion I create
it's only what you want me to

So let me go and I will always be
exactly where you are
it's just a call to when you need
and I'll never be to far

Chorus:
If you ever think in fear
I'll dissapear
and even if it's a dream
you'll wait to find me here
Start again guess I'll be staying
around as long as there is music
to anovate the things we hate
and move them till we lose it

The morning's here and last night tears
has left no trace of sorrow
I'll believe that's time a thief
but she brings you back tomorrow

If you ever think in fear
I'll dissapear
and even if it's a dream
you'll wait to find me here
If you ever think in fear
I'll dissapear
even if it's a dream
you'll wait to find me here


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