Songteksten/Lyrics: Wow



MY EYES

No matter what I do – my eyes see only you
Your face keeps comin’ through – my eyes see only you
All through the night-time
All through the neonlights

In dreams and déjà-vus – my eyes see only you
I just can’t shake you loose – my eyes see only you
Your reflection keeps holdin’ on to me
There ain’t nobody else I can see

My eyes, ooh, my eyes I can’t hide it
You’re inside of my eyes, ooh
My eyes, oh baby, I can’t fight it
Give me back my eyes

And if I’d loose my sight – my eyes would still see you
Shut off from any light – oh yes they’d still see you
Your reflection keeps holding on to me
There ain’t nobody else I can see

My eyes, ooh, my eyes I can’t hide it
You’re inside of my eyes, ooh
My eyes, oh baby, I can’t fight it
Give me back my eyes

My eyes, ooh, my eyes, I can’t hide it

GETTING OVER YOU

It’s gonna take some time- getting over you
It’s gonna take a while
Before this heart will be as new
It’s gonna take some time – getting over you
Still I don’t know
If that’s what I really wanna do

It’s gonna take some time – getting over you
Feel so mixed up, shook up and blue
It’s gonna take some time – getting over you
But if lovin’you means hurting you
We gotta stop the things we do

It’s gonna take some time
It’s a long, long race
There will be no time
To see you or to touch your face
It’s gonna take some time
With this last embrace
I wish some tender person ‘s
Gonna take my place
It’s gonna take some time – getting over you
Feel so mixed up, shook up and blue
It’s gonna take some time – getting over you
But if lovin’ you means a hurting you
We gotta stop the things we do

Lovin’ you in the open seems to be unreal
You won’t get heartbroken
If you show what you feel
Sneaky walks in the park
Afraid of being seen
Lovin’ you in the dark doesn’t satisfy me

It’s gonna take some time
Goin’ down that hill
Mother time will slowly ease the pain
I know she will
It’s gonna take some time – yet I feel the chill
Puttin’ out the fire that is burnin’ still

It’s gonna take some time – getting over you
Feel so mixed up, shook up and blue
It’s gonna take some time – getting over you
But if lovin’ you means hurting you, girl
It’s gonna take some time – getting over you
Feel so mixed up, shook up and blue
It’s gonna take some time – getting over you
But if lovin’ you means hurting you,
We gotta stop the things we do

It’s gonna take some time…

LOOK AT THEM KIDS

Gotta get up (get up)
I keep tellin’ myself, gotta learn from it all
Gotta look up (look up)
Look at them kids,
And the way they stand all

When I don’t know, what we do, feelin’ blue
I look at them kids
They shout it out,
They learn while they wonder
They’re livin’ their life right now
Look at them kids
Workin’ their way out,
Their power feels like thunder
It’s givin’ me hope somehow

Gotta stand up (stand up)
Keep tellin’ myself each time
I stumble and fall
Gotta look up (look up)
Look up at them kids and
The way they stand tall

When I don’t know, what to do, feelin’ blue
I look at them kids
They shout it out,
They learn while they wonder
They’re livin their live right now
Look at them kids
Workin’ their way out,
Their power feels like thunder
It’s givin’ me hope somehow (2x)

When I don’t know, what to do, feelin’ blue
I look at them kids
They shout it out
They learn learn while they wonder
They’re livin’ their life right now
Look at them kids
Workin’ their way out,
Their power feels like thunder
It’s givin’ me hope somehow (2x)

HEAVEN

What about the men in the mine
The woman on the line
Tryin’ hard to get by
What about the factory girls
All the children of the world
Who slave and sigh

When will they ever get a chance …
Ever get a chance
Get a fair chance like us all,
To laugh and dance
What about the little mischieves
Born to be thieves, what about their bliss
What about the simple minds
The criple and the blind
(and) those left behind

When will they ever get a chance…
Ever get a chance
Get a fair chance like us all,
To laugh and dance
Everybody wanna try for heaven
Wanna catch a little glimpse of heaven
Everybody needs a lot of heaven
Heaven here on earth, look at us, look at all this fuss

What about the poor and the weak
Who turn the other cheek
What about their needs
What about Mongolian kids
The so called twits
Who never get kissed

When will they ever get a chance…
Ever get a chance
Get a fair chance like us all,
To laugh and dance

Everybody wanna try for heaven
Wanna catch a little glimpse of heaven
Everybody needs the light of heaven
Heaven here on earth, look at, look at us (2x)

And if heaven is only made for winners
And luck is only for the best
And if it’s true there’s no access for sinners
Oh Lord, what about the rest…

Everybody wanna try for heaven
Wanna catch a little glimpse of heaven
Everybody needs the light of heaven
Heaven here on earth, look at, look at us, look at all this fuss

CAROLINE COOL

Well, she enters your dream
Without a trick or a scheme
Like a moonbeam caresses the stream
She makes you feel like kid
On his first day at school
She makes you feel like a blunderin’ fool

Caroline cool (3x)
She may look like a saint
But she’s breaking every rule

You feel defenceless and weak
When she says: you’re unique
Instead of lightness she gives you fatigue
She invites you and then
She holds back and when
You wanna leave, she closes in

Caroline cool (3x)
She may look like a saint
But she’s breakin’ every rule

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT

Loneliness has walked inside
Since you left without a sign
In the middle of the night

And empty heart and a cracked up pride
A tired man with a restless mind
In the middle of the night

In the middle of the night
I call your name (x3)
In the middle of the night, baby
I call your name

I lie awake I sweat and sigh
I miss you so around this time
In the middle of the night

The phone won’t ring and it’s cold outside
I’m starin’ at the street in the full moonlight
In the middle of the night

In the middle of the night
I call your name (x3)
In the middle of the night, baby
I call your name

Hold me
Please hold me
I dream at night that you hold me
And when I wake up
I hear me callin’ your name
Over and over again…

In the middle of the night
I call your name (x3)
In the middle of the night, baby
I call your name

In the middle of the night
I call your name (x3)
In the middle of the night, baby
I call your name

WHY

I try to say goodbye
Try to walk away in style
But every time I see you
Again, I wanna be near you

Oh, I can’t help it, just I can’t help it
I can clearly read the signs that say
Secret love ain’t forever
We can’t make it together
So I try to forget, get you out of my head
So I try, yes I try, oh I try and I try, oh

Why, why did love hit me this way
Every night I kneel and pray, ooh why, tell me why
Oh, why, why did love hit me this way
Why couldn’t I just stay
Oh why, tell me why
Somebody tell me why

You and I know, we can’t go on
Even with a love so strong
Mountains, it could move to the side
But it’s bound to never see the light
So I try to forget, get you out of my head
So I try and I try and I try and I try, oh

Why, why did love hit me this way
Every night I kneel and pray, oh why, tell me why
Oh, why, why did love hit me this way
Why couldn’t I just stay
Oh why, tell me why

Meet me in the dark
Meet me in the light
Don’t know if it’s wrong
Can this be right

Why, why did love hit me this way
Every night I kneel and pray, oh why, tell me why
Oh, why, why did love hit me this way
Why couldn’t I just stay
Oh why, tell me why
Somebody tell me why, tell me why
Somebody tell me why, can’t go on
Somebody tell me why, tell me why
Tell me why (4x)
Somebody tell me why

PAPA GETS MEAN

Yeah, yeah
You can laugh at him right in the face
Try to put him in disgrace
That ain’t the way to bring your Papa down

You can tackle him and tease him
Insult him and then leave him
But that ain’t the way to bring your Papa down

Papa gets mean, Papa gets bad
When friends get nagged
When Papa gets mean, he gets really mad (2x)

You can make him look at misery
Put six spoons of salt in his cuppa tea
But that ain’t the way to bring your Papa down

You can shake him out of his favourite tree
Let the gutter water run right up to his knee
No that ain’t the way to bring your Papa down

Papa gets mean, Papa gets bad
When friends get nagged
When Papa gets mean, he gets really mad (2x)

But you better not touch his brother
Or some defenceless mother
You better make sure your Papa’s not around

If you’d get mean on his best friend
He might get nervous in the end
Papa would surely shake you upside down

Papa gets mean, Papa gets bad
When friends get nagged
When Papa gets mean, he gets really mad (4x)

WOW

Speedin’ in a race boat
Alongside a wasteboat
Trying to prevent
The dumping of a nuke load
Doctors and nurses
Leaving kids and wives,
Homes and lovers
The best years of their lives

There’s so much to be done
So little to be said
For now we can only
Show some respect

That’s why
The boys in the band and I say WOW
With a lotta respect to the people of
Greenpeace
Amnesty International
Doctors without frontiers

They wanna get rid of these dumpheeps
They try to keap the sea clean
risking life and limb
Toto keep your garden green
We’re bumpin’ down our bridges
Pullin’ out too soon the stitches
So the wounds can hardly heal
We’re wearing out our riches

There’s so much to be done
So little to be said
For now we can only,
Show some respect

That’s why
The boys in the band in the band and I say WOW (3x)
With a lotta respect, the boys and I say …WOW

No cold, no rain
No stormy seas
No guns, no harpoons
Can put them to their knees
We’re burnin’ down our bridges
Pullin’ out to soon the stitches
So the wounds can hardly heal
We’re wearing out our riches

There’s so much to be done
So little to be said
For now we can only
Show some respect

The boys in the band and I say WOW (3x)
With a lotta respect, the boys and I say…WOW

That’s why the boys in the band and I say WOW (4x)
(with a lotta respect from us to them)…

RED DRESS

Thought that I couldn’t loose, that life was easy
But since we met I got used
To a heart that’s bruised, torn to pieces
You needed more freedom, needed more space
I don’t mind giving it to you
The way you take it girl
It’s a disgrace

Every time you say: “Yes”
I feel like I’m heaven blessed
But when you get restless baby
You put on that dress
Makin’ me feel so depressed

When you put on that red dress, red dress
I know you ain’t gonna stay
You go on flirtin’ night and day
You go lookin’ for somebody else
Wearin’ that red dress, red dress
You don’t even say goodbye
You just leavin’ me wonderin’ why
I’m talking all this mess

First time I saw you
I saw a girl dressed in fire
Ever since you come and go, leaving me
Drowning in desire
You needed more air
Some room to move
Love doesn’t need to be caged
Don’t wanna act under age
You can have it your way

Every time you confess
I take you back
I push away the sadness baby
Push away the sadness, girl
How I hate that dress
When you put on that red dress, red dress
I know you ain’t gonna stay
You go on flirtin’ night and day
You go lookin’ for somebody else
Wearin’ that red dress, wearin’ that red dress
You don’t even say goodbye
You just leave me wonderin’ why
I’m taking all this mess

Sometimes, I say to myself
This can’t go on forever
Everytime you come back
I just can’t break the spell
How can these feelings that fight in my heart
Go together so well


Once you’re wearin’ that red dress, red dress
I know you ain’t gonna stay
You go on flirtin’ night and day
You go lookin’ for somebody else
Wearin’ that red dress, wearin’ that red dress
You don’t even say goodbye
You just leave me wonderin’ why
I’m taking all this mess

Thought that I couldn’t loose

BLACK BOY (le relais des Ruandais)

He’s born in the land of mountains
He learned to climb them slow
He would never go around them
That’s the way he wants to go
He’s been travellin’ for ages
Wandering like the Jews
Through a desert full of dangers
To find back his roots

Music and cartoons,
He’s working hard to get by
Looking back at his ruins
Sometimes he’d sit down and cry

Look at this black boy, look at this gipsy boy
Look at this black boy, livin’ in the city (2x)

Like a raft lost out at sea
Waiting for a breeze
Waiting for God to help him
Praying on his knees
He’s trying for a regular life
He tries to step in line
But efficiency and time
He never managed to combine

Music and cartoons
He’s working hard to get by
Looking back at his ruins
Sometimes he’d sit down and cry

Look at this black boy, look at this gipsy boy
Look at this black boy, livin’ in the city (3x)

No women, no dope, no priest, no pope
Can put him on his feet again
Only he can turn the tide
But he just can’t tell you when

‘cos he’s born in the land of mountains
He learned to climb them high
He would never go around them
That’s the way he wants to go

Look at this black boy, look at this gipsy boy
Look at this black boy, livin’ in the city (3x)

 

MAGNIFICENT (Instrumental)

SHAKE IT

I can read your lips
I can read your mind
Shake your hips,
Leave your troubles behind
You move your worries, from side to side
Like a Chinese dancer, every move got its pride
You feel cold as steel, ‘cos of a bad romance
Take your hands off the wheel
And dance into a trance

Coma on and
Shake it (5x)

I can hear your heart, I can count its beat
But I can’t deal the cards
To give what you need
But I know a way, to keep your head up high
Like a spiritual singer
Sings his way up to the sky
When you bother ‘bout career,
‘cos you missed that golden chance
take your hands off the wheel
and dance into a trance

come on and
shake it (5x)

bite the pearl
oh, and find out what it’s really worth
wanna dance into a trance
drop the fake and shake it girl
while you get a chance

I can read your lips
I can read your mind
You move your worries, from side to side
Like a Chinese dancer, every move got its pride

Come on
And shake it (5x)

You never get a second chance