Songteksten/Lyrics: Private Revolution



RUHENGERI COWBOY

Gracefully the drums dance in my head
The hills are whispering our names
The herd and I move as one
Under the silent rain
Under the silent rain
Under the silent rain

The herd and I are one
Walking in the rain
The herd and I move as one
Under the silent rain
Under the silent rain
Under the silent rain

Under the silent rain
Under the silent rain we’re dancing
Under the silent rain

PRIVATE REVOLUTION

Some say Paradise is a one way street
Its taste is much too sweet
The conceptís incomplete

Some say some religions live on fear
Created to mislead
The hopeless and the weak

They try to sell us guilt
And the original sin
Their only God is money
Thatís what theyíre in

They got a revolution raginí inside of me
A private revolution telliní me that
I can be the one I wanna be
The one I really wanna be

Some say drums and dreams will lead the way
I keep on singing it every day
I keep on hearing it in every way

Once some singer sang love is all you need
But they shot him on the street
Left him dying at her feet

He gave me a clue
And I called it a dream
He got me doing what I do
A revolution from within

He got a revolution raginí inside of me
A private revolution telliní me that
I can be the one I wanna be
The one I really wanna be

Some say fussiní & fighting will always pay
Divide and rule is the game they play
The beast is roariní and itís ugly and itís mean
In the middle of this mess where do I fit in

Where do I fit in

Thereís a private revolution, a private revolution raginí
A private revolution inside of me
Itís a private revolution
A private revolution telliní me I can be the one I wanna be
The one I wanna be

It’s gonna take some time…

SILENCE

Silence walking in my head
Like a cougar in a cage
You donít hear her steps
Always listening, she has heard every word you said
While she smiles
Silence glidiní through my head
Like an eagle on the wind, like a word unsaid
As she gazes from above
Watching every step
While she smiles

Standing on the outside, shouting at the far side
But nobody can hear, just a single word that I shout
Airplanes, motorways, thundering subways
Air raids, black days (where are you)
Factories and discotheques, sandstorms, earthquakes
I shake, you shake, the sudden sound of brakes
In the middle of a panic scene, I hear myself scream
(where are you)

Silence whispering in my head
That it all has a purpose like the prophets have said
Donít you worry bout the rain
Thoughts can never get wet
Again she smiles

Landing on the inside, trying to get my chute right
Nobody can help, Ďcos itís meant to be a solo flight
Radio silence, is my single sign of guidance, tyiní up loose ends (where are you)
Shivering, quivering waiting for the sunrise
I shine, you shine, jewels in the dark
In the middle of the night, I would like to see you spark
(where are you)
Spy games, side-ways, tired to be a runaway
I go, you stay, no time to play
In the middle of my walkabout I hear myself shout (where are you)

Silence resting in my head
Like a silent sleeping fairy on a rain forest-bed
When youíll wake her
She will shush you
She will hush you and then
You will smile

WALK AWAY

I saw you workiní overtime
Hardly getting by
Figuring out what is wrong or right
Where to draw the line

You couldnít handle your heart
Couldnít handle your brain
Always running late
You were going downhill, you were going down the drain
Holdiní on to fate

But you didnít walk away Ė walk away
Never tried to walk away
But you didnít walk away Ė walk away
No you didnít walk away

You kept saying to yourself
You can win this race
But you got disqualified
You didnít even know how to play this game
The rules were classified

I saw you drowning yourself in liquor and tears
So your colours washed to grey
I saw you seeking some help gettiní rid of the fears
The fears that cause the pain

But you didnít walk away Ė walk away
Never tried to walk away
But you didnít walk away Ė walk away
No you didnít walk away

Now you saw yourself in a hideaway cave
A kid with a smiling face
All covered with dirt, ready and alert
Ready to be saved
Then you took his hand, knew heíd understand
He needed no words to say

Now you could walk away Ė walk away
Never tried to walk away
But you didnít walk away Ė walk away
No you didnít walk away

You didnít walk away
Never tried to walk away

No you didnít walk away

Walk away

You didnít walk away

Walk away
Walk away
Walk away

HUMAN RACE

Who you are is who youíve been and who you wanna be
Itís so hard to see it clear all the way
Itís so complex so I go for simplicity
One step a day

Well the air that we breath that weíre walking in
It is one thing for sure we all share
Artificially divided weíre bringing in
Chaos everywhere

Look at us
Dreams and dust
Fighting lust
Weíre human
Losingí grace
Losiní face
On the Money-chase
Weíre the Human Race

So Iím cleaning up my mess in my own backyard
Something I have to do everyday
Iím out of time and I got
Only one card to play

Nothing personal itís business as usual
This vision will not keep us alive
Five years it will all become cruxial
Letís all unite

Look at us
Dreams and dust
Fighting lust
Weíre human
Losingí grace
Losiní face
On the Money-chase
Weíre the Human Race

I can feel what I hear
Itís the drums in my dreams
And they sound so true

What I hear is what I get
And itís healing my head
And my body too

And everyone who wants
To see the whole
Understand it all
Be all for one and one...
One for all
Look at us
Dreams and dust
Fighting lust
Weíre humans
Losiní grace
Losiní face
On the Money-chase
Weíre the Human Race

Look at us
Dreams and dust
Finding trust
In being human
Losiní grace
Losiní face
On the Money chase
Weíre the Human Race

Hey, hey, hey, hey, weíre the Human Race

Hey, hey, hey, hey, weíre the Human Race

Hey, hey, hey, hey, weíre the Human Race

Hey, hey, hey, hey, weíre the Human Race

Hey, hey, hey, hey, weíre the Human Race

AM I ONE

Lookiní at the sky I think the sun is shining
But in fact the rain is pouring, what is wrong with me
I seem to find it hard to face the facts as they are
And place them in the concept of reality

And I wonder, am I all alone down here
Yes I wonder, if the voice I hear is me

Am I one (Am I one)
Am I two
Maybe three
But itís so hard to see
I wonder which one is me
Which one is me
Which one is me

In the middle of a crowded room, I must confess
That the perfume of loneliness, rolls like a mist all over me
In the middle of a traffic jam I donít remember who I am
I just remember where I really wanna be

And I wonder, am I all alone down here
Yes I wonder, if the voice I hear is me

Am I one (Am I one)
Am I two
Maybe three
But itís so hard to see
I wonder which one is me

Am I one (Am I one)
Am I two
Maybe three
But itís so hard to see
Whoís the one

Is there anyone I can talk to, anyone I can see
Is there anyone I can turn to, to confirm that it is me
That the voice I think Iím hearing, is it really me
Or the face inside the mirror, is that J.B. that I see

Am I one (Am I one)
Am I two
Maybe three
But itís so hard to see
I wonder which one is me

Am I one (Am I one)
Am I two
Maybe three
But itís so hard to see
Whoís the one
Whoís the one
Am I one
Am I three

Am I one (Am I one)
Am I two
Maybe three
But itís so hard to see
Whoís the one, whoís the one

LET'S GET UNITED

They give us television to keep us all confused
Digital submission and hiding has no use
Divide and rule, thatís how to play the game
They knock us down but we get on our feet again

Letís get united
Letís get united
Letís get united

Some live in the gutter
Some live in a Palace House
Weíre all about to discover
That weíre one, not two
Weíre the undivided truth

Letís get united
Letís get united
Letís get united

Weíre all in one
And one in all
Although itís hard to see
You think you are you
And I think I am me
They keep us away from our true identity

So letís get united

Letís get united
Letís get united
Letís get united

I AM WHO I AM

See me while I grow
See me while I sing
See me while I show
Show you my Achilles heel

See me while I cry
See me push my shame aside
See me bow, see me kneel
Breaking vows, breaking deals

I am who I am
Iím not better, Iím not lesser
Iím just who I am
I got a name, I got a song
And the right to belong
Here I stand
I am who I am

Hear me while I shout
Letting my anger out
See me while I face
Face, the lonely crowd

Hear me while I doubt
Breathing in and breathing out
Hear me whisper from afar
Confessiní sins after dark

I am who I am
Iím not better, Iím not lesser
Iím just who I am
I got a name, I got a song
And the right to belong
Here I stand
I am who I am

See me while Iím strong
See me while Iím holding on
No surrender,
No retreat

See me doing what I do
What I was meant to do
Without angst
Without fear...

WORDS

I was wondering, wondering why the world is round
Wondering why my words come out as sound
Each and every time they leave my mouth
I was looking, looking inside my head ,rereading,
All the words from one book that Iíve read
The book I keep for years next to my bed

Words can be the key to set in changes
Words can help us start rearranging
Then I need to practice what I preach
Changing things within my reach
Now itís time to learn and not to teach

Thereís so much that words can do
Thereís so much that we can do
Thereís so much you and I can do
Letís make it real
Letís make it real
Letís make it real
You and I can make it real

Iíve been thinking, thinking all these words were only
Meant to serve the one thing that will last
Clearly knowing that all things must pass

Words can be the key to set in changes
Words can help us start rearranging
Then we need to practice what we preach
Changing things within our reach
Now itís time to learn and not to teach

Thereís so much that words can do
Thereís so much that we can do
Thereís so much you and I can do
Letís make it real
Letís make it real
Letís make it real
You and I can make it real

Words can help and pull you through
Words can hurt, make you blue
Words can heal the whole of you
Words can be the lyiní truth
Or the truth that lies in you
Words black on white will stand against the sword
Words from the heart can stop a tank at war
Words can be a bridge, can be an open door
Words can pass the hope, weíve been so long waiting for

Thereís so much that words can do
Thereís so much that we can do
Thereís so much you and I can do
Letís make it real
Letís make it real
Letís make it real
You and I can make it real

Oooooooooh

oooooooooh

Oooooooooh

Letís make it real
Letís make it real
You and I can make it real

Ooooooooooh

Ooooooooooh

ooooooooooh

Letís make it real
Letís make it real
Letís make it real
You and I can make it real

FEEL WHAT I FEEL

You know all my names
You seek no one to blame
You see me fighting is my shame
You see me changing every day

You know what Iím here for
My mission got restored
You keep me standing tall
We need no wire, need no call

Ďcos you can feel what Iím feeling
You can see what I see
You can sense what Iím dreaming
You know, you know, you know, you know

You know my inner world
You know my bitter tears
You keeping me alert
You keeping me sincere

You know what Iím here for
My mission got restored
You keep me standing tall
We need no wire, need no call

Ďcos you can feel what Iím feeling
You can see what I see
You can sense what Iím dreaming
You know, you know, you know

Ďcos you can feel what Iím feeling
You can see what I see
You can sense what Iím dreaming
You know, you know, you know, you know

You know my inner world...

Ďcos you can feel what Iím feeling
You can see what I see
You can sense what Iím dreaming
You know, you know, you know

Ďcos you can feel what Iím feeling
You can see what I see
You can sense what Iím dreaming
You know, you know, you know, you know

You know my inner world...

SLAVE

All that I wanted was the best for everyone
All that I needed was a sign for a dream to come and
All I wanted to avoid is, Ďforgettiní anyone

Broken and beaten I found shelter in this cave
Lickiní my wounds hopiní that this cave will keep me safe
Fighting failure and disbelief tryiní to be brave
Feeling strong, getting back to the fact , that I was once a slave - ooh

I was once a slave
Just an ordinary slave
Living in another space and time

I was once a slave
Just a dirty workiní slave
Guess I died more than a 1000 lives

All that Mozes wanted was, bringing his people home
All that he needed was a stick to hit the stone
And all I gotta learn is how to function on my own Ė how to function on my own

Up till now, Iím stuck here in this warm and comfy cave
Lickiní my wounds hoping that this place will keep me safe
Like a Shaolin fighter who was once a slave

I was once a slave
Just an ordinary slave
Liviní in another space and time

I was once a slave
Just a dirty workiní slave
Guess I died more than a 1000 lives

Reflections of the past come without warning me at all
Reading destiny backwards is like hearing the voice before the call

I was once a slave
Just an ordinary slave
Liviní in another space and time

I was once a slave
Just a dirty workiní slave
Guess I died more than a 1000 lives
Guess I died more than a 1000 lives
Guess I died more than a 1000 lives
Guess I died more than a 1000 lives
ooooh

WAKE UP AND DREAM

Those 4 words that you gave me
To get me on my feet again
Like a 1000 Buddhists chanting
I hear them trancing in my head

Now I walk inside the solution
Thanks to the words youíve said

Wake Up And Dream (2 x)

Those dark sides Iíve been hiding
Now I face them one by one
They look just a little less frightening
Since I know where they come from

Still they dance in my ears
To a faraway Ruandan drum

Wake Up And Dream

I close my eyes and see
I close my eyes and see
The boy on the hill is me

I close my eyes and see
Close my eyes and see ...

RUHENGERI COWBOY part II

Cyera nkirimuto ndíagahungu kabyiruka
Mfite imyaka igera kuri itandatu
Nari umushumba wíinyana zíinyambo

Ndongoye inzo nyana zíiwacu
Nahamirizaga gitore igihe cyigahereza ikindi
Nkuricyira umurishyo wíingoma zo hakurya

Guhera muntango zíuyumwaka
Niho namenye akamaro kíumurishyo wíingoma
Ntacyinezeza nkokubona uwo murishyo
Ngushyira mu ndirimbo zanjye mpimba

Guhera uyumunsi nifuza guhuza
Njye, inzozi ndota, ingoma nkunda,
Umuryango, níubuhanzi bwanjye

Amatindi amatage ageze kíumuryango
Amahitamo yaje ariko nkundira usibire rimwe
Ese nkore iki mana ngo asibire rimwe, asibire rimwe

Wanteye ingabo mubitugu, kurugero rwíiminsi
Wanyugururiye amarembo ndatera njyíimbere
Nakomye induru uyumvira hafi
Umpumurizanya ituze, ndabigukundira

IRIS (bonus track)

Iris donít go away please I ask you to stay
One more night - Please donít you leave tonight
Oh Iris a voice in my heart says that weíll be apart
For some time - Please stay just one more night

Itís bringing me down (x3)

Oh Iris please remember my name oh yeah
Iris please remember my name

Iris far away places and beautiful faces
Will shine on you - Theyíll all be yours to find
Oh Iris decisions are made and I donít wanna change
What is meant for you - But can you stay tonight

Itís bringing me down (x3)

Oh Iris please remember my name oh yeah
Iris please remember my name

Is there anything you can do or say
Is there any sign you can send my way
To ease this Ďmissing youí pain
I knew for loving I had a price to pay
When the night is through Ė at the break of day
Youíll be heading East and here I will stay

Oh Iris please remember my name oh yeah
Iris please remember my name

Muzikanten.

Paul Zegers, Bram Raeymaekers:
Drums, digital drums and Ruandan Power Drums
Thomas Fiorini:
Bass & Upright Bass
Walter Meuris:
Electric Guitars
Marcus Scheibmaier:
All Keyboards
JBS:
Rhythm Guitars & Accoustic Guitars
Backing Vocals:
Rose Chondo
Ruandan Whispers

All songs, words & music written by JBS
Except "Wake Up And Dream" written by JBS & Marcus Scheibmaier
All songs recorded and arranged by Marcus Scheibmaier & JBS at Der Kuhstall, Meigem, Belgium
Except "Ruhengeri Cowboy" produced, recorded and arranged by Guido Maes & JBS at The Groove, Schelle, Belgium
Mixed at The Groove, Schelle Belgium by Guido Maes ē Mastered at High Lake Hill, Brecht, Belgium by Bart van Lier
Protools Programming all songs by Marcus Scheibmaier ē Protools Engineering all songs by Marcus Scheibmaier
Except "Ruhengeri Cowboy" produced, recorded and arranged by Guido Maes & JBS at The Groove, Schelle, Belgium