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by Chris Sommerhoff

Ashes

The night
Falling on me
Calling on me
Veiling the pain
Covering the lies

I know
that this is the way
I remember the day
When we stood in the rain
And danced into the skies

As if there’s no time…
Whenever you blow out a flame of love
the ashes remain in your hands

The wind
Touching my face
Sweeping the trace
Of the hopes and fears
Which were bursting in a blaze
Try to dry up the tears
Whenever you blow out a flame of love
the ashes remain in your hands

The doubts
roaring inside
I know i can’t hide
Is it my heart that won’t mend
that’s turning to stone

The dawn
will find a different sky
The night is passing by
Someday I’ll love again
And I’ll find my way home

Maybe we shall dance alone
Whenever you blow out a flame of love
the ashes remain in your hands

Autumn

The dawn is soaring up and leaves the night behind
to embrace the day
The dark is rising up against the sun to find
it has to turn away
The leaves dancing in the wind across the skies
Before they fall
The moon shreds his light upon my weary eyes
Can you hear my call

While the world outside moves on in the streets
Summer stops right at my window
Autumn came since you set out on retreat
I see no signs that I could follow

and as the night comes down
reality is blurred as I reach for you
our hearts don’t make a sound
what I am to do

But tonight I will embrace the dark
Every night will end up in a day
I don’t know for which ship I will embark
I’ll just let the winds of love take me away

Is love slipping through my fingers once again
Just blown away
Right now I feel I’ve found the ground inside the man
To make it stay

The lights of autumn have its own time to shine
See the hope inside the sorrow
One day I know that love will be mine
Turn your sails into tomorrow

And when you want your fate to smile
Open up the door, let the happiness right in
Hold your head up high
let a different life begin

Autumn comes right into town again
But my heart is full of summer now
I enjoy the wrapping dark, the cooling rain
Love will guide me on my way somehow

And tonight I will embrace the dark
Every night will end up in a day
I don’t know for which ship I will embark
I’ll just let the winds of love take me away

I don’t know for which ship I will embark
I’ll just let the winds of love take me

Aviva

Sunrise in Jerusalem
Aviva starting the day
They meant the world and were carelessly taken away

But her children couldn’t understand
They believe the words of those who defend
the adherence to almighty gods
But you can’t live all your life under a hurting rod

And she found a different world and was diving in
Full of soul and sin
full of freedom and the walls inside her come undone

Oh Aviva you’re holding your life in the palm of your hand
And no one can ever decide what you do or you can’t
Unless you hurt someone
Unless you hurt someone

Now the silence is broken
The truth is forging ahead
All of their lies and the damage they’ve done are gone dead

And your courage falls on fertil ground
The tears you cried will turn your world around
And your escape became a magic trip
You left your past life like a sinking ship
They adore a book of dreams and wannabes
make it a sanctuary
To forget where the love they miss was lost and gone

Oh Aviva you’re holding your life in the palm of your hand
And no one can ever decide what you do or you can’t
Unless you hurt someone
Unless you hurt someone

In the name of God they bear you down
In delusion they lost sight of the purpose they once held
What they’re searching for you have already found
They cling to an idol…
You believe in yourself

Dance like you never have danced
And sing like you never have sung
And love like you never been hurt before
Laugh like you never have laughed
And dream like you never have dreamt
And live like there’s no day left anymore

Dance like you never have danced
And sing like you never have sung
Feel like you’ll never feel no more
Laugh like you never have laughed
And dream like you never have dreamt
And love like you never loved before

God has a place where some goodness and peace will be shed
they wanted to praise Him but unearthed the devil instead

Because they hurt someone
because they hurt someone
Aviva…

Beth

Beth was turning from the door
left behind the dreams that she’d been fighting for
All of her life

She tried to find her way among the shards
Love torn to pieces falling from a house of cards
destined to collide

she was treated like the clothes that he bought
a pretty piece of property
Much too late she realized she was caught
In a cage of falsity

She climbed into the car and stepped on the gas
without a look back she moved on and headed west
without an aim

and all at once she felt so damned free
she wondered why until today she didn’t see
she’s not the same

She discovered all the things that he stole
she was not supposed to find
She removed a heavy weight from her soul
Left a different girl behind

Beth was turning from the door
left behind the dreams that she’d been fighting for
All of her life

Dance into the dawn

I’ve been straying through the darkest night
lost inside an endless sleep
see the vultures circling through your skies
your poisened arrows went so deep

But your sorrow never killed the hope I feel right now
I carried on somehow
I knew i had to turn around before my way lead down
and now I touch new ground

And I leave behind the hurt and the tears and the night and I’ll run into the
breaking dawn
Dance into the dawn
Dance into the gleaming dawn
Your hope will be your pawn
Dance into the dawn
Dance into the dawn
Dance into the saving dawn
Your hope will be your pawn
You know we’ll dance into the dawn

In her world the signs are upside down
There is only black and white
So she tried to drag me to the ground
So for her it feels alright
But I found someone who could show me what true love can be shed implicitly
And nothing ever will destroy this confidence
life has made amends

And your heart will find the hope and the love that you need and you’ll run into the
breaking dawn
Dance into the dawn
Dance into the gleaming dawn
Your hope will be your pawn
Dance into the dawn
Dance into the dawn
Dance into the saving dawn
Your hope will be your pawn
You know we’ll dance into the dawn

And we leave behind the hurt and the tears and the night and we’ll run into the
breaking dawn
Dance into the dawn
Dance into the gleaming dawn
Your hope will be your pawn
Dance into the dawn
Dance into the dawn
Dance into the saving dawn
Your hope will be your pawn
You know we’ll dance into the dawn

Fear

There are nights the memories are flashing up in you
And they let it all rewind
You know the way but every time you’re walking right into
The ambush of your mind

All the things you suffered from have taught you to avoid
That they’re hurting you again
Don’t you lose your belief in love cause his is not the point
On which it all depends

But the ghosts of the pasts are returning
As you’re reaching for the sky as if it’s near
You want to grasp the chance but it slips away
Foundering on the fear

How you’d wish to fling yourself into the troubled sea
To put out the fires in your mind
You want to move on forward but the arms of memory
Still make you stay behind

But the ghosts of the pasts are returning
As you’re reaching for the sky as if it’s near
It runs like sand through your fingers when you want it to stay
Foundering on the fear

Fear of love

Untold dreams in wake of silent screams flying above their homes unseen to anywhere
She tries to go, let all the fires flow for all around it’s cold and no one takes a care
Once a time he made a vow
he can’t even touch her now

Running through the streets of her hometown clime
Looking for a place to forget those times
I still can hear her crying on the phone

And her mother’s lost the touch, it was all too much
And she will stay alone
and her fear of love

Shifting hopes onto some simple ropes so they can quit and cope with all the misery
Tortured souls take one more final blow to fill the aching holes inside their destiny
She didn’t learn to love herself
To pass it on (the crap) to someone else

Running through the streets of her hometown clime
Looking for a place to shake off the slime
I still can see the pictures full of pain

And her father took her down, turned the hate around
And all that will remain
is the fear of love

All or nothing

Time flies
Like a leaf in the wind we fade
And life becomes a memory
No whys
We are standing where dreams are made
And nothing can blind me

There is no doubt
can we hold on to love
can we hold out the tide

It’s all or nothing babe
We won’t make it halfway
I place it all on one card
It’s all or nothing
It’s all or nothing
And you are the queen of hearts

We two
Got to know so much hate before
Did overcome a hurricane
No clue
That we couldn’t find even more
We can stand the strain

We make a flying start
No more wasting of time
Let your heart now decide

It’s all or nothing babe
We won’t make it halfway
I place it all on one card
It‘ all or nothing
It’s all or nothing
And you are the queen of hearts

Repeat

Time flies –
It’s all or nothing
Time flies –
It’s all or nothing
Time flies –
It’s all or nothing
Time flies –
It’s all or nothing

Flow

There were times I wasn’t myself
Obeyed the things that would misguide me
turned down the truth and every hand to help
There were stronger doubts inside me

But life will learn that’s not the way to go
Fall into your life and feel the glow

Flow
With the wind and the sea
Flow through your life in the arms of your memory
Flow with all your heart and soul
And the pieces will become a whole
Just flow with the wind and the sea

Some people are following delusions
Pray to tin gods, looking for a hold
But you will find that in conclusion
Your own foundation turns it all to gold

The fears and fires are just the demons woe
The doors will open when you let it go

Flow
With the wind and the sea
Flow through your life in the arms of your memory
Follow down the rivers stream
And hold on to your deepest dreams
Just flow with the wind and the sea

There’ll be days when colder winds will blow
And when it seems there’s no way left to go

Flow
With the wind and the sea
Flow through your life in the arms of your memory
Let the river take you right away
believe in yourself come what may
Just flow with the wind and the sea

Flow with all your heart and soul
And the pieces will become a whole
Just flow with the wind and the sea

Forever

The sun in the sky
Suffuses my soul as I see you smile
No longer deny
You must be the reason why I feel so high

‚cause you’re my light, my love, my silent spring
The bearing wind beneath my wings
I never dared to think that this high we could climb

Forever
Forever is a long long time
Just as long I want to be with you
Whenever
Our hearts are falling out of rhyme
We’ve got the love and strength to pull it through
Forever
Forever
Forever has started now for me and you

Come take my hand
Together we can take a walk through wonderland
I don’t see the end
How I wish I knew your goodness way back when

‚cause you’re faith, my friend, my great relief
The blissful reason to believe
I needed to open up my heart to see it shine

Forever
Forever is a long long time
Just as long I want to be with you
Whenever
Our hearts are falling out of rhyme
We’ve got the love and strength to pull it through

Forever
Forever
Forever has started now for me and you
Forever
Forever

Forever and a day

They say that love will leave your heart someday
The pain you felt will fade and simply fly away

But here I stand and crave your touch
And you say that you want so much
While your heart is numb
This honest feeling in my hands
You give it up and let it end
Now what is to come

And here I go again
I’ve been down this road before but never to the end
And now I know it’s you
I went down into my heart and found my love is true

We see the same in everything
Enjoy the beauty life can bring
To be with you’s the best thing that I’ve ever known
We feel us without taking hands
Without a look we understand
I never had the feeling to be home

And I’ll sit and wait
Even when the storms will rage
I will stay
Forever and a day

I locked my love for you inside a room
Back inside my mind where it can cause no gloom

But sometimes it would open still
And love’s just pouring out to fill
This heart of mine
I know some things aren’t meant to be
But there’s so much that you can see
So why don’t you let it shine

And here I go again
I’ve been down this road before but never to the end
And now I know it’s you
I went down into my heart and found my love is true

We see the same in everything
Enjoy the beauty life can bring
To be with you’s the best thing that I’ve ever known
We feel us without taking hands
Without a look we understand
I never had the feeling to be home

And I’ll sit and wait
Even when life turns a page
I will stay….Forever and a day

Free

You are free love
It has to be love
You came a long way down here to liberty love
It’s here to stay love
And you take it all the way
And time is on your side

It’s a new world
It’s a true world
It’s been a long time that you were living down here in the blue world
Now it’s bright girl
And we’ll keep the light
Our arms are opened wide

Every prayer we send comes true someday
Every dream is worth to shine
Every single wish will find its way
Build on the love that’s yours and mine

What we found dear
Has got solid ground dear
It feels like all the time our love was yet around here
We had to wait love
We shouldn’t be afraid
There’s not a thing to hide

Every moment is a gift of time
Every smile alights my days
Every word will make your fear unwind
until someday it’s blown away

We are free love
It’s you and me love
We came a long way down here to liberty love
It’s here to stay love
And we go all the way
And time is on our side

Light within the dark

Like a wave she tossed about this desert land
a warming wind she crossed my mind
her good heart would never make too high demands
she can leave herself behind
Now I know she’s the sweetest love that I could find

Her eyes are like rays of the moon
Piercing my heart without a wound
curious ‚bout the journey we both will embark
And her love glistens like
A light within the dark

It seems plain the way that she approaches me
Unperceived her light shines through
While the people blather of eternity
She just tries and does it good
Now the road ahead consists of me and you

Her eyes are like rays of the moon
Piercing my heart without a wound
Full of joy at the journey we both will embark
And her love glistens like
A light within the dark

Love in vain

Suzi had a way of life that i couldn’t quite resist
I was just dancing right into her
She embodied many things that all the time I missed

I was roaming through the night
Hoping she’s the one to make it bright

I had a love
But my heart couldn’t let you in
Now I’m wondering where to begin
To free you from this pain
And how could I know
That my heart wouldn’t go up in flames
I was hoping my doubts would be tamed
Now it’s only another love in vain

Suzi believed in me, everytime she would stand strong
She had everything I wanted
Even now I couldn’t say why my heart didn’t come along

I was floating on a wave
Hoping she’s the one to make it safe

I had a love
But my heart couldn’t let you in
There was no chance we could win
I leave you in the rain
And how could I know
That my love wouldn’t grow up in time
With my heart just missing the rhyme
Now it’s only another love in vain

Another, another love

Meant to be you

I’m not the one to believe in fate
or hope happiness will come to those who wait
I always tried to move on
struggling against the wind that sometimes felt so cold…

…cold was every night alone
Looking out at life from rooms without a view
Now it feels like coming home
And I know it was meant to be you

None of your gods ever caught my fall
I needed time to get some distance from it all
But I never lost my belief
Kept reaching out for love
Till someday there was you…

…you came into my life
Flattening the hills of hurt I ran into
Now it’s like I’ve been arrived
And I know it was meant to be you

Holding your heart now inside my hands
Taking good care of the sweet love that you lend
When our hearts get to high
We should remember then
the dark days we’ve been through…

…through the storm you held my hand
bound and determined to make the dream come true
Now I feel alive again
And I know it was meant to be you

Red Rose

I’m wearing a red rose
So sublime
I wanna tell her that I loved her all the time
I’m wearing a red rose
Pick it up and say you’re mine

I’ll take an airplane and rise up high
Write I love you on the windows of the sky
I’ll take an airplane
Just look up and watch me fly

Such a long time I just combed the dark
Ignoring signs I should have seen
I couldn’t recognize where the feeling starts
obsessively hunting a dream

I scoured the whole world
Just to find
The love I’m searching for was with me all the time

What the people think what love should be
I know it will never be mine
They just screen pictures of their memories
But these hearts are forever entwined

I’m wearing a red rose
So sublime
I wanna tell her that I loved her all the time
I’m wearing a red rose
Pick it up and say you’re mine

The love I’m searching for was with me all the time
How could I be so blind
I’m wearing a red rose
Pick it up and say you’re mine

Seconds to live

Into the night
Shadows behind me I can’t flee from
No flare in sight
It’s time to take a turn and find my avalon

Running for your life
You meander round the foes you fear
the dead seem alive
evade the truth til the end is near

Seconds to live
Now you know the secrets of your life
your heart feels as if
all your dreams implode inside your head
leave you helpless
all your hopes and visions have gone dead
as you feel this
you grasp the worth of love you turned to shreds
can you heal this
should have never let it fade away

Paying with your pain
the filth and fog seem to cloud your sights
the hurt will remain
hide and wait until the light of day

Time is running out
brave the danger, face your enemy
conquer your doubts
Imagine there would only be

Seconds to live
Now you learn the secrets of your life
Nothing left to forgive
You’re dancing on a rope above the ground
of an abyss
in a moment all your life can turn around
though you know this
the ashes of your fires still raining down
move into it
and let it wash your fears away

Shift

Somewhere in time
A shadow was cast on your soul
Still you’re chasing for the light

If only you
Could open up your arms
And step out of the night

Shift the dark away
Let the barriers fall
Turn your sails into the day
You’re beautiful as you are

Roll away the stone
Tear down the walls
You won’t stand alone
You shine like a distant star

You have to believe
the price you have been shouldered
has been paid long enough so far

They didn’t tell you
So I want you to know
how wonderful you are

Face the rain to wash it down
Release your soul
Step over the bound
Don’t fear to touch the light

When love will be around
Take back control
Let the silence turn to sound
Everything will just be alright

I see the beauty
that you missed back in your life
it’s all the more now in your heart

Shift the dark away
Let the barriers fall
Turn your sails into the day
You’re beautiful as you are

Roll away the stone
Tear down the walls
You won’t stand alone
You shine like a distant star

Skywards

Such a long time I walked this way alone
Needed to focus on myself
loving the scent of freedom in the great unknown

But suddenly love came stumbling down my way
just when I stopped believing it could come to stay
And now we’re Skyscrapers

You and I
we’re dancing all alone
Into the sky
we’re reaching highs we’ve never known
This is the time and place
to bet it all on you
don’t wait another day
to leave what we’ve been through
behind ….now I’m on my way
skywards with you

I never complained about my destiny
I found the happiness myself
you get what you allow and you want your life to to be

You brought a long-lost feeling back to me
Caught between fiction and a new reality
Now we’re skyscrapers

You and I
we’re dancing all alone
Into the sky
we’re reaching highs we’ve never known
This is the time and place
to go and bet on you
don’t wait another day
to leave what we’ve been through
behind ….and I’m on my way
skywards with you

In the beginning I just had to learn
a big love needs time to make you feel how much it burns
And now it’s skyscraping

You and I
we’re dancing all alone
Into the sky
we’re reaching highs we’ve never known
This is the time and place
to go and bet on you
don’t wait another day
to leave what we’ve been through
behind ….and I’m on my way
skywards with you

Souldancing

From the darkness to the light we came
From the womb to revelation here
So you travel through the shards and shame
keep your heart sheer

May the devil shed his hate on you
always find your way back to yourself again
don’t lose your heart to face down the truth
give and take is all what counts within this masterplan

From the north to the south
from the east to the west
I will try and always do my best

Every day, every night
To the left to the right
I will go and always find the light

You know it’s up to you to turn it around
to change the laming silence into sound
to turn the side that hurts you upside down

When the darkness tries to grab on you
don’t you be an easy prey
Open up your heart and let your sun shine through
Find your own way

Reach out into the vibrant night
only the sky is the limit now
smash the stones , drink up the light
go out souldancing far beyond the distant clouds

In my heart through my bones
In my hands in my toes
I will spark wherever I may go

Through the blood, in my soul
let it dance let it roll
let the good in your in life take the control

From the north, to the south
from the east, to the west
I will try and always do my best

Every day, every night
To the left, to the right
I will go and always catch the light

You know it’s up to you to turn it around
to change the laming silence into sound
to turn the side that hurts you upside down

Sunny side symphony

Jack got himself out of bed and while he yawned his sleep away
The sun shone in and it seemed to be a day
just like any other

He walked down to newark
to see what the day has got in mind
He went down to the west side where he would find no
memories to bother…

Such a long time he’s been trying to break out
searching for happiness in his lonely life
When every hope he touches seem to turn to doubt
When revelation finally will arrive

And his dreams became like islands in the sea
Till he found happiness is within the way

Jenny was a bit early so she thought it would be fine
Taking the bus to jersey down to the pine woods
to do some dreaming
Stepping out she crossed the street to get to the sunny side
She met a guy who asked her if she would guide him
sightseeing
She felt a magic as she looked into his eyes
He took heart because her beauty made him blind
They gave a smile and left the pounding in disguise
it wasn’t long until her hearts entwined

Funny how one single moment can turn your world around…
So long under a dark cloud you seemed to be bound to
how funny

how your life can straightaway turn to the things you need
just because you changed the side of the street girl
to the sunny side

you waited to be found
when you want your life to stop to go downwards
stay on the the sunny side

The head and the heart

Here we stand in silence
On the edge of letting go
No one knows the way that we could turn

Faith got hurt and shattered
Sometimes the heart still looks behind
To find that all the dreams you had are burned

But the head and the heart
Go different ways
One denies the truth
And wears a smiling face
The others turning off disgrace

And my head wants to go forward
Looking for the love that is to come
And the heart remains in the mist of time
Your love still hurts so much
I try to erase your touch

But it can mean a start
It’s a matter of
The head and the heart

Walking down the hillside
Sure to find release
Put the pieces back together now at last

And here are open arms now
And I’m gonna take the chance
Dancing on the graves where lies the past

But the head and the heart
go different ways
One stays in the past
The other seeks the trace
Of a love that’s gonna last

And my heart can overcome oceans
Looking for the right and only one
And my head falters to let it shine
Your love renews it all
You’ll never let me fall

Maybe I needed time
To let the doubts depart

It’s the head and the heart

The One

I’ve been walking through
Fields of fortune and streets of sorrow the same
Many days have gone
Down this road of life, sometimes I thought it’s a game

I have learned that when everything you want your life to be
Is something you have to earn
In the way you throw your love into the world
The world will give love in return

There were moments that I’ve lost my faith
My belief was endangered to burn
But everytime I felt the unkind fate
I knew that my strength would return

I know I’ll find the one
Now that all the memories are gone

I have tossed my boat through storm and rain and I’ve climbed the highest hills full of sun
I’ll take it all with me, it surely will broaden my wings for the valleys to come

I have learned the way the things appear to be
Is happening here deep inside
In the way that you embrace your world around
The world will open its arms with delight

And when I’m strolling through the crowded streets
I know I will find the one
My heart is easy and my soul released
Now that the misery is gone

And no matter what the head may say
My heart knows that you are the one
And whenever I will lose my way
I know that you are the one

repeat

The same old sore

In the shade
of your love
I find the shelter from a world gone rough

Hold your hand
upon my fate
like we are violin and bow our love will resonate

All the tears, all the memories that I gathered back in time
They all go back to the same old sore
See the people they are stumbling sad and lonely through their life
They all just suffer the same old sore

Feel your faith
The warmth you send
When I look at you my heart ascends

Far behind
you’ll find the key
if you live to cage yourself or you’ll be running free

All the tears , all the memories that I gathered back in time
they all go back to the same old sore
all the people that are stumbling sad and lonely through their life
they all just suffer the same old sore

once haunted by
ghosts of the past
we have conquered all these demons now at last

Many souls
just look behind
fear the pain and the exposing truth that they might find

All the tears, all the memories that I gathered back in time
they all go back to the same old sore
see the people that are stumbling sad and lonely through their life
they all just suffer the same old sore

The saying of Rochefoucauld

They say this feeling
Is only once in a lifetime to come
My head is reeling
I see your face in everyone

You and me just drivin
The poplar-lined road that you walk alone
Lighting up the candles
The sweetest memory I’ve ever known

This love surpasses everything that is to come
Please don’t be afraid I’ll never gonna run
I know you know, I know you know
These words that touch me so
The saying of rochefoucauld

Never felt this fire
Never found such notes like in thought of you
Unlimited desires
I realize the height at that we flew

Your eyes are haunting
Your smell is planted inside my head
No deeper wanting
No truer words that I ever said

I knew that one day
Our spirits had to meet
I still can smell
The taste of your sweat in the summer heat
I know you know, I know you know
Don’t let these words become a woe
The saying of rochefoucauld

Memories we both will have
When we look back in time
We’ll be sitting by the seine
And feel our hearts in rhyme

Stumbling like a stranger
Through my life that’s not the same
You and me have found a way
To set the night in flames
I know you know, I know you know
We should remember where we go
The saying of rochefoucauld

True love is like ghosts
Everyone talks about but a few have seen

What I fear the most
Someday I’ll look back and I wonder where you have been

True love is like ghosts

True love is like ghosts

True love is like ghosts