Songteksten/Lyrics: Romantic Heroes



I DON'T WANNA KNOW

How I love you – but there’s someone else in my life
how I need you - how can we ever get it right
it’s confusion everywhere – secret love is hard to bear
how I want you by my side – but the room there’s left is so little
though my arms are open wide the hope for comfort seems so brittle
it’s confusion that I wear – secret love is so hard to bear

Be nobody’s fool, that’s what your mama told you
wear nobody’s jewels, I had no right to hold you

I don’t wanna know if it’s wrong or right (secret love)
I just wanna know why a good thing makes you cry

what a fool have I been – I should’ve let it be
I ain’t no saint, is this a sin – can anybody tell me
my confusion no one shares – scret love is so hard to bear
wear nobody’s chains, that’s what your mama told you
pull nobody’s reigns, I had no right to hold you

I don’t wanna know if it’s wrong or right (secret love)
I just wanna know why a good thing makes you cry

I tried to leave you many times
but deep in my mind, I just can’t say goodbye

I don’t wanna know if it’s wrong or right (secret love)
I just wanna know why a good thing makes you cry

I don’t wanna know, I said I don’t wanna know
I don’t wanna know, I can’t take it any longer – I don’t wanna know


LET'S TALK

I tried to follow you
I tried to understand
I tried to see you through
I tried not to demand

Baby I – tried to compromise
tried so much to give in
I couldn’t break the ice
I tried to let you win

Baby I – oh I wanna hold you
and show you how much I care
when I’m talking to you
I see you but you’re not there…
Let’s talk…

You said it scared you so
to look me in the face
to let your feelings show
to march along in pace

Baby I – don’t know what to do
I don’t know what to say
there’s no breaking through
when you keep walking away

Baby I – oh I wanna hold you
and show you how much I care
when I’m talking to you – I see you but you’re not there…
Let’s talk…

WHO ARE WE

Living on the same earth
Underneath the same sky
Tryin’ not to get hurt
Underneath the sunshine

Workin’ for the man,
Administration is a hell
Get once a year a suntan
And damn the factory bell

Who are we – what are we doing here
Who are we – driven by force, drive by fear

Everlasting love song – only Jesus sang it well
Waiting for the right one – only waiting jews can tell

Looking for salvation, there must be a thousand ways
50 years is eighteenthousand twohunderd fifty days

Who are we what are we doing here
Who are we are we driven by force or by fear

Who are we and what are we doing here
Who are we are we driven by force or by fear
Who are we and what are we doing here
Who are we drive by force, driven by fear…

I’LL SETTLE FOR DESIRE

When it gets me, cold and lonely and despair is growing strong
I know that I am not the only kept away from luck too long
You’re the love of my life, but you’re out of reach
The river is much too wide and if I can’t have you by my side

I’ll settle for desire
I’ll settle for this feeling when you’re not by my side
It’s all I can do ‘cos I’ll never have you
And it burns like a fire – so – I’ll settle for desire

Livin’ with this crazy feeling whitout seeing or touching you
Is so very hard to deal with
But it’s the longing that pulls me through
No matter how far you may be you’re always on my mind
And if I can’t have you by my side

I’ll settle for desire
I’ll settle for this feeling when you’re not by my side
It’s all I can do ‘cos I’ll never have you
And it burns like a fire – so – I’ll settle for desire

Fate’s been approachin’me cruel and tenderly
And if I gotta get used to live with a picture and a memory…
With a picture and a memory

I’ll settle for desire
I’ll settle for this feeling when you’re not by my side it’s all I can do
‘cos I’ll never have you
and it burns like a fire – so – I’ll settle for desire

(whitout seeing or touching you)
I’ll settle for desire when you’re not by my side
(it’s the longing that pulls me through)
it’s all I can do ‘cos I’ll never have you
and it burns like a fire – so – I’ll settle for desire

TO THE SUN

If you try and you want it you can do it – aha
If you feel it and you want it you can do it – aha

And all the love inside you – you can let it flow, let it go

If you’re down out of power – you can change it – aha
Wash it off like a shower – you can change it – aha

And all the strength that’s left in you – you just let it run, send it right

To the sun – that’s all you gotta do – to the sun – pass it all through
To the sun – it will get back to you

It’s your fight, take your time – you can make it – aha
I’ll always be by your side – you can make it – aha

And all the hope inside of you – you just let it go, let it flow

To the sun – that’s all you gotta do – to the sun – pass it all through
To the sun – it will get back to you

When you’re down and out – don’t know what to do
Take it to the sun – it will get back to you

To the sun – to the sun
You see – When you’re down and out – don’t know what to do
Take it to the sun – it will get back to you

To the sun – that’s all you gotta do – to the sun – pass it all through
To the sun – it will get back to you

ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM

When I want you, in my arms
When I want you, and all your charms
Whenever I need you
All I have to do is dream, dream, dream, dream
When I feel blue, in the night
When I need you, to hold me tight
Whenever I want you
All I have to do is dream, dream, dream, dream
I can make you mine
Taste your lips of wine
Anytime, night or day
The only trouble is gee wiz
I’m dreaming my life away
I need you so, that I could die
I love you so and that is why
Whenever I want you
All I have to do is…

I’M NOT OVER YOU

You said that your carreer
Made you stay away from home
And I said I could handle it
Spending nightime all alone

I thought I was a tough one
One of those who never cry
Never knew what it’s like feeling lonesome
But now I realise

That I, now I – know that – I’m not over you
You see I, now I – know that – I’m not over you

I got these worried phonecalls
From a guy looking for you
But I hadn’t seen you in a week myself
So I couldn’t pass him through
And I never felt so lonely
By the thought of sharin’ you

Now I, now I – know that – I’m not over you
You see I, now I – know that – I’m not over you

No book could hold my attention – the T.V. couldn’t steal my time
I only felt this tension – squeezin’ tight this heart of mine
No matter how I try

And now I realise
See I, now I – know that – I’m not over you
See I, now I – know that – I’m not over you


NIGHTLIFE

You sleep all day and you feast all night
You lose all the nerve
Of a beast that bites
It keeps going higher way up to your neck
And it’s killing your senses until you’re a wreck

You feel guilty and sorry
Thinking there’s no way back – you try not to worry
Looking at your messy shack – many friends help you out
They still believe in you – you’re thankful and grateful
But you don’t know what to do

When nightlife comes a-callin’ – you know you’ll be fallin’
And there’s no one around when you want them to
The chance that you’re takin’ – is your magic break in two
Oh, when the nightlife is calling you

You’re waiting for someone, someone you can trust
You know she’s out there – so you know you ain’t lost
You gotta get up earlier get used to the light
You feel it’s the only way – the way to your guide
Chorus

You look back and you close your eyes
‘cos what you look at, is the old track – it’s dark full of lies

Nanana + chorus


I’M A TEN & I'M A ZERO

I’m a ten and I’m a zero
I’m a coward – I’m a hero
I’m a cheetah running too slow
I’m a speedway – turtle – turbo
And I carry them all with me wherever I go

I’m an ego – I’m a shadow
I’m a million cells, workin’ solo
I’m a settler – I’m a hobo
Half a Belgian, from nextdoor Congo
And I carry them all – with me – wherever I go

I’m a ten and I’m a zero
I’m a coward – I’m a hero
And if you wanna make a picture
This is something you should know
Oh oh oh oh

I’m a stop – I’m a gogo
I’m a « yeah,yeah,yeah » - I’m a « no,no »
I’m a waltz and I’m a pogo
I’m too many, too many to tango
And I carry them all with me wherever I go

You could call me Dr. Jeckyl & Mr. Vydt
Showing things someone else would hide


LITTLE BY LITTLE

Everytime when I see you – anticipation is comint all over me
But I won’t let it show

Gotta take my time – ‘cos I feel by intuition
I gotta keep my feelings from running free – I gotta move real slow

In this circle full of riddles – well I hope and pray
That from the side to the middle – I will make my way

And it’s little by little – I’m trying to get close to you
Oh – it’s a little by little – I’m trying to get my message through

Stuck inside my mine – I just can’t push this feeling away
I just can’t get it out of me – it’s hard to let it show

Gotta face the light – whitout shades or whitout a mask
Then only I will see – only then I’ll let you know
It’s like a pocket full of riddles – well I hope and pray
That from the side to the middle – I will find my way

And it’s a little by little – I’m trying to get close to you
Oh – it’s a little by little – I’m trying to get next to you
Yes – it’s a little by little – I’m trying to get close to you
Little by little – I’m trying to get my message through

It’s just a little by little – I’m trying to get close to you
Little by little – watching all the things you do oh it’s a little by little
I’m trying to get close to you

Yes it’s a – little by little
I’m trying to get my message through


SAVIN' IT FOR THE ONE YOU LOVE

You will know – when the one is there for you
Yes you’ll know – then the lonely nights are through
All this time – it’s been hard – keepin’up your pride
All this time – your heart – kept its warmth inside

You’ve been savin’ it for the one you love
Savin’ it for the one you love – who’s good, who’s true
Who feels – tha same way as you do
You’ll find, in time – he’s been savin’ it for you

You will find – when the time is really right
Yes, you’ll find – all your worries fall from sight
All this time – it’s been hard – keepin’ up your pride
All this time – your heart – kept its warmth inside

You’ve been savin’ it for the one you love (savin’ it for somebody)
Savin’ it for the one you love (savin’ it for somebody)
Who’s good, who’s true – who feels – the same way as you do
You’ll find, in time – he’s been savin’ it for you

I know that I won’t see you anymore
He’s the one you’ve always waited for
And I feel – this is the only way the river flows
Time has come – for me – to let you go
All this time – it’s been hard – keepin’up your pride
All this time – your heart – kept it’s warmth inside
You’ve been savin’ it for the one you love (savin’ it for somebody)
Savin’ it for the one you love (savin’ it for somebody)
Who’s good, who’s true – who feels – the same way as you do
You’ll find, in time – he’s been savin’ it for you

MELANCHOLY AND I

I remember you, Melancholy and I
But now the time has changed – the rains set in
Since you’ve gone, Melancholy and I
Don’t seem to find a part where we fit in
Just don’t find a part where we fit in

Everything seemed so easy – with the two of you by my side
And we sang for a living – for ourselves and the blue, blue sky

How was I to know – this dream I had would ever die
To you a simple case of sayin’ goodbye

I remember you, Melancholy and I – but now the time has changed
The rain sets in – since you’ve gone, Melancholy and I
Don’t seem to find a part where we fit in
Just don’t find a part where we fit in

I should heve known – how could I’ve been so blind
You always said : « Forever, forever is just a lie »
But I thougt that I was special – vanity’s a tricky friend
A string of memories is all I got to spend

While Melancholy’s howlin’ at the moon
I think back on the words of that old gypsy tune

I remember you, Melancholy and I – but now the time has changed
The rains set in – since you’ve gone, Melancholy and I

Don’t seem to find a part where we fit in
And I wish my soul would be a place – where no pain gets in

THE ROMANTIC HEROES

Into the night
The romantic heroes disappear
Leavin’ behind
The crowd and the roadcrew
Loading in the gear

Into the night
We’ll all be heading way back home
And of this night
We’ll be sharin’
All these memories – on faded kodachrome

In the night
The melacholic ones stay awake
Tryin’ to survive
This freezin’ pain this burnin’ ache
Tryin’ to face another daybreak
Into to night
The romantic heroes disappear