Songteksten/Lyrics: Nomad



THE SHAPE OF THE MOON

Do you know my name
I know your name best
I see it every day in the mirror
tattoed all the way across my chest

Shaking off the dirt
and I’d kill to get closer to you
Wash away the hurt
‘cause you look like the water
reflecting... the shape of the moon

It might take forever
it might take a miracle or two
I’ll be right here waiting
for you to see me the way I look at you
the way I look at you

Shaking off the dirt...

I’m here to save you, you know
I am here to stay, you know
and I am totally fine
with it taking all of my time

Shaking off the dirt...
You know, the shape of the moon
the shape of the moon
the shape of the moon

RAINING IN BARCELONA

If you really wanna change, I’ll let you go
if you find another place, then let me know
like silence in a storm you eased my mind
now you wanna be alone but that’s allright

Surely gonna miss your voice , when I wake up
I understand your choice , your mind’s made up
the pain I feel inside, I hope it heals
I guess it feels
like it’s raining in Barcelona
ooooh Barcelona

My tomorrow’s in disguise for yesterday’s shame
lookin’ back on all the lies, I’m the one to blame
you walk away with pride, tears in your eyes
The wind gently cries
while it’s raining in Barcelona
ooooh Barcelona

and the memories bear down on me
and the pain won’t set me free
it’s your face I always see
still it keeps raining down on me

ooooh Barcelona
ooooh Barcelona

JERRY

Jerry left her lover on a rainy day
Nothing’s really sadder than taking off this way
with a suitcase full of memories from another world
a toothbrush and a comb and a clean white shirt
Jerry got on her way
determined to become somebody someday.

Jerry left her heart all wrapped up in shame
the kinda shame that makes you wanna change your name
Some people passing by they would stop and stare
wondering if this girl was really going somewhere
Jerry got on her way ....
she didn’t look back, she didn’t delay

Jerry couldn’t hold the pain
being but a number and a family name
Jerry had to break the chains
She couldn’t go on ..... being no one

Jerry tried to wash off all the stains on her soul
stop her heart from shaking and get it under controll
Not a sweet talking boss couldn’t make her change her mind
No soft soaping promesses could make her step aside.
Jerry got on her way
determined to become somebody someday

No Dolphin dive could ease the pain
No Dolphin smile could stop the rain
No Dolphin touch could make her walk
No Dolphin call could break the shock

Jerry couldn’t hold the pain...

GATE NR. 9

Seven in the morning, tryin’ to catch a plane
checkin’ in I heard somebody’s calling my name
I turned around and wonder there was no one I could see
Then a man called me a second time, walkin’ up to me ... sayin’

Mister can you tell me, ‘cos my eyes lost their shine
Is that Jesus over there, comin’ outta Gate nr. 9
Mister got no ticket, so I can’t cross this line
Tell me ? Is that Jesus over there comin’ outta, Gate nr. 9

He said : Three days I’ve been waiting here
for the man to arrive
for the man known as Jesus, he’s alive,
don’t be surprised
I’ve been waiting here day and night, haven’t slept a wink
don’t see much, but I sure will feel his presence comin’ in ...listen

Mister can you tell me...

The world must be in trouble, could this be a warning sign
and if it’s him and not a double how long will he stay this time

He said : “Can you look out for me” as he rushed to the toilet door
He left me standing question-marked, who was I looking for
and I thought : “Why did he ask me , and why should I care ? “
I decided that I’d better go : “Was I being unfair ? “ ..... thinking

Mister I’m so sorry but I gotta cross this line
I really gotta hurry, gotta catch my plane in time
While I convinced myself that your story just ain’t mine
My eyes got fascinated by a man at Gate nr. 9

BRING BACK MY HEART

Take my heart now it’s shaking
Wrap it in a cloud of song
Take it just before the breaking
And bring it back where it belongs

Try to keep myself from falling
Falling by every stroke of the gong
From this dark place I keep calling
Bring back my heart where it belongs

You are the only one who can help me
Hope that I’m right, but maybe I’m wrong
You are the only one, hear me asking
Please bring back my heart where it belongs

Cast your healing sounds upon me
Sing them when my hopes have gone
Tell this heart to rise up slowly
And bring it back where it belongs
Please bring it back
Please bring it back, where it belongs

HAVANA MADONNA

Like an Havana Madonna, you came into my life
How was I to know that in the end your love would cut me like a knife
Like an Havana Madonna, you gave me passion and peace
How was I to know that in the end your love would drive me to my knees
you got me down on my knees, down on my knees.

You tried to give me all your multicoloured dreams, so bright
but mine were fine in black and white, alright,
You tried to lead me into your neon-paradise, all night
but I really could do with a little moonshine
as a guiding light

Like an Havana Madonna, you came into my life...

The powergames you set up where only meant to be won by you
but your victories were much too much too few.
You tried to break my confidence, by telling me what to do
but I’d rather be a simple fool, than fakin’ a high IQ

How come that something so good, felt so bad
How come you broke the last bit of pride I had
How come you left me bleeding in the sand
How come these contradictions followed me till the bitter end

Like an Havana Madonna, you came into my life...

CAN ANYBODY TELL ME

Can anybody tell me maybe some angel above,
for how do I know if it’s real, how do I know if this is love?

And I’m waiting, waiting by the phone, will it ever ring?
And I’m waiting, for your call whatever it may bring.
Will it bring me insecurity
or will it bring heaven back to me?

Can anybody tell me maybe some angel above,
for how do I know if it’s real, how do I know if this is love?

And it ‘s driving me crazy, not seeing you,
yes it’s burning inside of me what am I to do?
Should I let go, should I keep holding on,
or fight this feeling that’s been growing so strong?

Can anybody tell me maybe some angel above,
for how do I know if it’s real,
how do I know if this is love, that I’m feeling right now.

And all night long, I twist and turn alone in my bed.
I wish I could lose this doubt inside of my head.
My travellin’ companion since the moment we’ve met.

Can anybody tell me - is there anyone out there -
for how do I know if it’s real, how do I know if this is love.
Can anybody tell me - is there anyone listening at all
‘cos I don’t wanna let it go, this feeling
never wanna let it go - No - How will I know,
how will I know, How will I know, if this is love.
Can anybody tell me...

FALLEN ANGEL

Nobody in the whole wide world gotta tell me girl,
I’m a Fallen Angel
I know what I’ve done wrong and it’s written in a song
called Fallen Angel
Nobody’s gonna see me through
I got only you still I gotta keep movin’ on

It’s so hard to make you understand what it takes for a man
to be a Fallen Angel
I’m here in a waiting room, it’s no heaven nor hell,
full of Fallen Angels
I know that I’m not alone
But this place ain’t home, so I gotta keep movin’ on

Sometimes I wanna rest my head and let it flow
in the unknown
Shake of the burden of regret - I bear so long
just can’t go on, this way no more
just can’t go on, this way no more, no more

Nobody in the whole wide world gotta judge me girl,
‘cos I’m a Fallen Angel
I know I’m not ready to burn, guess that I need to learn
from being a Fallen Angel
I can’t stay, I just gotta go wanna let you know
that I gotta keep movin’ on

Nobody’s gonna rule my world, ‘s gonna hurt me girl
now I’m a Fallen Angel
I’m tryin’ to get close enough, to the broken wing dove
called Fallen Angel
Nobody’s gonna watch my back, gonna clear my track
So I gotta keep movin’ on

No use in hurting myself there’s
no use in breaking myself down
No use in hating myself there’s
no use in abusing myself ........

I’M NO HERO

Don’t ask me to come and rescue you
Don’t ask me to heal your ackin’ body
Don’t ask if I can fill up your emptiness
Don’t ask me to chase away your loneliness

That’s why I want you to know
I want you to know, that I’m no hero.

Don’t ask me to keep your boat from sinking
Don’t ask me to mend your broken dreams
Don’t ask if I can keep you from drinking
Don’t ask me to share your juiced-up disbelief

That’s why I want you to know
I want you to know, that I’m no hero.

I don’t wanna be the only one
to stand by you
to pull you through
to save your life from sorrow
and I know, yes I know, I need to grow
to get closer to myself that’s all I know

That’s why I want you to know
I want you to know, that I’m no hero.

WALKING ON FIRE

Tried to catch a little sunshine baby
Tried to tell myself I’m fine now baby
But I was cryin’ deep inside now baby, walking on fire
Couldn’t keep myself from lyin’ baby
Couldn’t force the fear of dyin’ baby
Couldn’t keep my cool from fryin’ baby, walking on fire

Walking on fire all through the night
Walking on fire under the moonlight
Walking on fire no hopes in sight
walking on fire

I was blinded by the darkness baby
I was frightened by a child now baby
Got my past running wild now baby, walking on fire
Tried to find a little tenderness baby
I found nothing but entanglement baby
It needed Solomon’s justice baby, walking on fire

Walking on fire all through the night...

Walking on fire all day all night
Walking on fire under the moonlight
Walking on fire no hopes in sight, walking on fire

Tried to catch a little sunshine baby
Tried to tell myself I’m fine now baby
But I was hurtin’ deep inside now baby, walking on fire ...
Tried to find a little tenderness baby
I found nothing but entanglement baby
It needed Solomon’s justice baby, walking on fire

Walking on fire all through the night...
Walking on fire

ANGEL IN THE SHADOW

Angel in the shadow
Angel waiting for a sign
Angel first I gotta be ready, I know, and then you will show
How to step into the light, how to let my angelpower flow

I’m working hard to find my way out
but there’s a rock in the river and I can’t get around
I scream out loud, but I don’t hear a sound
Still your presence in the shadow gives me strength, to hold out
and I believe these ancient fears have come to an end
and I believe that chains can break at your command

Angel in the shadow...

This gentle heart and it’s twisted mind
it was bound overtime to get out of line
it’s early memories kept in a long lost file
they’re waiting to be read still I don’t dare to look inside
And I believe these ancient fears have come to an end
And I believe that chains can break at your command

Angel in the shadow...

What it is, oh I, I just can’t explain
What it is,no I, no I don’t understand
You ask me what I know , what I know is the pain .....
Hold my hand......

Angel in the shadow
Angel waiting for a sign
Angel first I gotta be ready, I know, and then you will show
How to step into the light, how to let my angelpower flow

MY OLD SHOES WILL DANCE NO MORE

My old shoes kept me standing
My old shoes gotta leave the floor
For my old shoes will help no mending
My old shoes will dance no more

Leather once smooth is cracked and dry
My old shoes are gonna die
The sight of this pair, makes me cry
like a broken wing bird, unable to fly
The laces have been taken out, and I feel so confused
There’s something deeply sad ‘bout getting old and out of use

My old shoes kept me standing...

Holes in my soles, too many to mend
Holes in my wallet, can pay no rent
and I feel so tired and I feel so tense
and nothing I can do to change it
Their colours all have faded and their skin is grey and bruised, but the memories they gave me, are the kind that I’ll never lose

My old shoes kept me standing...

I don‘t know why I feel so bad about goodbyes
guess the reason must be hidden deep inside
Nobody else can feel the way I feel ... about these shoes of mine

My old shoes kept me standing...

MARK IN TIME

Writing my name on the wall
While some clouds fill the sky so grey
Reading my name on the wall
While the sun wants to hide away

Making my mark in time
Making my mark in time
When all the work is done
I’m making my mark in time

Painting my face on the wall
Will the rain wash it off tonight ?
Watching my face on the wall
Will it stand till the morning light ?

Making my mark in time
Making my mark in time
When all the work is done
I’m making my mark in time

And it shines while the sun wants to hide

CONNECTED

The first time that I saw you
and the way that I tried to talk to you so restless
I lost my cool
The first time that you looked at me
you got me shakin’ inside,
you caught me there, defenceless
I sure felt like a fool

Then you called me by my name
felt like fire eased by rain
I would never be the same

Still it feels so good
Still it feels right
Still it feels like: “callin’ you up
in the middle of the night”
If we hold on
to the ones we really are, I know
if we keep it all respected
Forever we’ll stay-connected

I found out that you and I could talk in a way
without using our voice,
talk wordless
all through our minds
It took us some time to walk this line,
reading all the signs,
it’s divine and endless
only music can define

Now we listen to other names
names like fire, names like rain
we will never be the same

Still it feels good...