songs.

Emancipation

Sometimes the world is rough
But if you hang on strong enough
There’s a chance that you will see
You’re free to be yourself
Don’t be me.

When you see those folks on the tube
Just tell yourself that ain’t you
Gagging for the dollars in their eyes
Boy it’s time
To leave them all behind.

Don’t let the clock on the wall drag you down
Or the curse in your purse make you frown
Slow down and step aside and find some place
For you to hide.

Nurture some egoism
Because you can’t please them all
And don’t you feel bad about
Those tears they need to fall.

What and how are you
And who’s the man in your looking glass
Nurture his egoism
And don’t please them all
Don’t please them all
Cause you can’t please them all.

Some call it emigration
I call it emancipation
From the pressures inside your brain
Telling you who to be
Well, think again
Think again.

Sometimes the world is cruel
But don’t obey, don’t be no fool
Show the system your middle finger
And live an easy life.

Show the system your middle finger
And live an easy life.

Slow down and step aside
And find some place for you to hide.

herr dennehy, 2005.


 

You’re fine

You told me lately my life would change
You told me lately my life would never be the same
But how can you see the sun
When the sun is already out
How can you read on a blank page.

Could it be it’s you who made the choice
Could it be it’s you who made us give your life a voice
Lost in philosophy I can see you grow
Though I don’t even know your name.

I can’t see your face
Can’t touch your finger tips
Feel your breath on my lips
Still I know you’re here
I know you’re mine
Walking on the threshold of your life
Walking on the threshold of your life.

Time flies by, maybe I’m just growing old
Too tired to write these lines, my head somewhere
Jealous of your naivety, the nothingness that surrounds you
As you say your Hellos to me today.

I can’t see your face
Can’t touch your finger tips
Feel your breath on my lips
Just know wherever, whenever that you are
You’ll be fine.
Just know wherever, whenever that you are
You’ll be fine.

herr dennehy, 2005.


 

Blindfold

Three decades looking down on me
Carrying my footprints in their hands
It isn’t easy to see where they’re going to
Moving round in circles all the time.

Situations, improvisations, trying to find a plan
To get out of the devil’s eye
Changes and decisions, failures, rights and wrongs
Ingredients that make you strong.

I can’t stop laughing bout the shit I’m told
And all the shit I tell
Further from and closer to my destiny
If there is such a thing.

I don’t know where I’m going to
I don’t know where I’ve been
I don’t know where I’m going to
But I know I’ll stay.

Woke up this morning, my head in a mess
Fogs of a dream still weighing on my mood
A ghost of days to come was telling lies
And leaving me behind.

He said: I can’t stop laughing bout the shit I’m told
And all the shit you tell
Further from and closer to your destiny
If there is such a thing.

You don’t know where you’re going to
You don’t know where you’ve been
You don’t know where you’re going to
And are you sure you’ll stay?

I don’t know where I’m going to
I don’t know where I’ve been
I don’t know where I’m going to
But I know I’ll stay!

herr dennehy 2004.


 

My own way

I tried to go my own way
Didn’t know which way to turn
Left’s not me nor right
Straight ahead a stranger
A step back someone else.

I tried to stay where I was
Something undefined was missing
Always a handshake away
From this thing called me.

May I introduce you
To this bloke called me
He’s always what you want him to be
Not fish nor flesh but mostly digestible
Just don’t ask him “Who’s me?”
Just don’t ask me “Who’s me?”

There’s things I like, nothing I really hate
When it comes to passion I hesitate
Not crazy enough to overtake my dreams
Holding on to what could be me
Till it’s gone.

Exception’s the rule when it comes to you
My love, the only one I want to carry through
The depths of life and the light of death
So don’t kick my heart
Call it a start.

May I introduce you
To this bloke called me
He could be just what you wanted him to be
Standing naked right in front of you
Begging for a shirt someone else is still wearing
Begging for a shirt someone else is still wearing.

Standing naked right in front of you
Begging for a shirt someone else is still wearing.

herr dennehy 2005.


 

Best Ignorance

I see the woman at the cash desk
Standing in line, wrinkles on her forehead
Hoping for a miracle to spare the embarrassment
Of missing the final cent.

I see the man on the sidewalk
Sitting there with a hat in his hand
Embarrassment will soon have passed him by
Begging for another cent.

These are the days of sex, drugs and rock and roll
Luxury problems and never-get-enoughs
And the Oscar for “Best Ignorance” goes to…
Everyone I know.

I see the boy in the ghetto block
Looking around for a promising future
Annihilation, fights, no education
Wasting a life away.

There is this girl from around his block
Looking around for a chance to save him
She’s been waiting since her childhood to be his wife
But find’s him dead in the gutter one day.

These are the days of sex, drugs and rock and roll
Luxury problems and never-get-enoughs
And the Oscar for “Best Ignorance” goes to…
Everyone I know.

In these days of sex, drugs and rock and roll
Luxury problems and never-get-enoughs
The Oscar for “Best Ignorance” goes to…
Everyone I know.

Goes to you and you and you.
Goes to you.

Look at the woman at the cash desk
Look at the man with his hat on the sidewalk
Look at the boy lying dead in the gutter
And think twice about what you say
And stop complaining from day to day.

Think twice about what you say
Think twice about what you say
Think twice about what you say.

herr dennehy 2004.


 

Just like this

I love your breathing whisper when you talk
Love it when you say you’re coming home
I love our day’s first kisses’ tenderness
And late evening’s good-night caress.

I love the way your curl your mouth into the mirror
When you put on your morning make-up
A critical gaze always though you’re beautiful
The most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.

I love to live my life with you
Your clothes in my boudoir, your scent in my bath
Love to see you life’s traces in my living room
Tells me you’re here.
Thank God you’re here.
Thank God you’re here.

I love the way you move your hand towards my face
Hold my face in the palm of your hand
Peaceful, hidden, a place to call home in you
Never feel like a fool.

I love it when you lose your temper cause it tells me that you care
Love it when you say you’re sorry cause you know you’ve been unfair
When you turn your back on me though you want to be kissed
Honey, I love you just like this.

herr dennehy 2004.


 

Ground Zero

Come over here, my love
Sit by my side, give me some of your time
Listen to me, tell me your life
And all that’s on your mind.

Come over here and lay with me for a while
I need to feel you close to me
The warmth of your skin, the thin ice
We’re still so hard to believe.

The moments so fragile, the bubble might burst
Imagination so agile, so sincere our thirst
I feel the words you say, wandering in dreams
Where everything is just as it seems.

You say you wanna say farewell to the past
Is it gonna last, was it all too fast?
Take your time, the risk, take me
Tomorrow’s not just a dream.

Close your eyes, my love, and visualize with me
The sun, our little realm down by the sea
And when I close my eyes, for me I see our dreams come true
Just let us be.
Look ahead.
And make your move.

By now we all have scars and history to show
Hurts that make us cautious, loves that make us doubt
But the only thing that counts when the day is out
Is what you want?
Are you happy?
Are you ready to go?

You say you wanna say farewell to the past
Is it gonna last, was it all too fast?
Take your time, the risk, take me
Tomorrow’s not just a dream.

You say you wanna say farewell to the past
Is it gonna last, was it all too fast?
Take your time, the risk, take me
Tomorrow.
Today.
We are not just a dream.

Come over here, my love
Sit by my side, give me some of your time
Listen to me, tell me your life
And all that’s on your mind.

herr dennehy 2004.


 

Honey

If there’s anything I ever wanted
Ever really wanted in my life
It’s you.

I look at you and I know it’s true
Know I’ve reached the end of this life
Of waiting for you.

How can I explain what can’t be
What can’t be formed by words
I’m happy, I’m sad, and I’m so scared.

I’m scared to scare you away
Shatter the skies
That have shyly opened up there eyes on us
On you.

To fall will hurt when I hit the ground
Still I’ll try to make no sound
Cause it’s better to have fallen out of love
Than never loved at all.

No matter what you do or say
You’ll have to try hard to drive me away
Cause I’ll be waiting for you.

No one can tell you what will be
Should you stay or should you leave me
Still these wonderful moments with you
Can’t be taken from me.

Even if I fall and I hit the ground
I will try my best to make no sound
Cause it’s better to have fallen out of love
Than never loved at all.

Don’t let me fall and hit the ground
Believe me, honey, you will hear a sound
Still it’s better to have fallen out of love
Than never loved at all.

It’s better to have fallen out of love
Than never loved at all.

herr dennehy 2004.


 

Last exit

Nothing to complain about, I know
Still thoughts ways heavy as I go
To the other side of the road
I turn around, again.

Nothing to explain to you, I know
To make it easy as you go
Out of the door as I ask you to
It’s just a thing I do.

Hollow one night stands
Vain affairs, spinning hearts, translucent stares
Seem to get me nowhere
Kick and drag
Buy and shag
And the last exit leads to Emptiness.

The train moves on, right on track
Long way to go, no looking back
Past the stations that I could have been
Faces that I could have seen.

Hollow one night stands
Vain affairs, spinning hearts, translucent stares
Seem to get me nowhere
Kick and drag
Buy and shag
And the last exit leads to…

Hollow fucks and one night stands
Vain affairs, spinning hearts, translucent stares
Seem to get me nowhere
Kick and drag
Buy and shag
And the last exit leads to Emptiness.

This train terminates here.
Please get off.

herr dennehy 2003.


 

Moving In Circles 

This is the story of
A man who fell in love
Until all love inside was gone.

He thought he knew the guy
He never left behind
Yet there was more inside to be sung.

It’s not what he wants to say
Not what he wants to do
But when he turns the curtain falls.

His self is multiplied
A thousand times denied
In broken lies is where he lies…and tries…and crawls…and falls.

Moving in circles all day long
That’s what this life is all about
Spinning the wheel until you’re gone
Unless you shout out loud.

The mirror fades away
And fragments hold on tight
Blood-poisoned soul when all turns white.

Eyes move towards the sky
To all the trials inside
Where selfish tears have lost their pride…and hide…the trials…inside.

Cause you’re moving in circles all day long
That’s what this life is all about
Spinning the wheel until you’re gone
Unless you shout out loud
To the mirror just who you are.

Shout.
Shout.
Shout.
Shout.
Shout.
Shout.
Shout.
Shout.

You’ll be moving in circles all day long
That’s what this life is all about
Spinning the wheel until you’re gone
Unless you shout out loud.

Spinning the wheel until you’re gone
That’s what this life is all about
Moving in circles all day long
Unless you shout out loud
To the mirror just who you are
To the mirror just what you want.

This is the story of
A man who lost a love
Just to find that it had already gone.

herr dennehy 2002.


 

One day, maybe…

Give me everything you own
Buy diamond strings for me
Tell the whole world that you love me
And confess that I’m the only one.

Make me your king, hand me your crown
Promise me a lifetime by your side
But in the end all I ask for is a little time
To share in your arms.

Maybe…your are the love of my life
And we’ll be together one day
Walking on the waves
Maybe…this is all that we need
To feel young and wild and free
Even when we grow old.

The utmost precious thing we own
Ennobles in the hours that we share
And still all I want is a little more time
In your arms.

Cause maybe…you are the love of my life
And we’ll be together one day
Walking on the waves
Maybe…this is all that we need
To feel young and wild and free
Even when we grow old.

I know you won’t be there forever
But maybe just for a while
This life is nothing but phases going by
Come on over and share this one with me.

Cause maybe…you are the love of my life
And we’ll be together one day
Walking on the waves.

Maybe…this is all that we need
To feel young and wild and free
Even when we grow…
Maybe…this love is all that we need
To feel young and wild and free
Even when we grow
Even when we grow
Old.

herr dennehy 2002.


 

Don’t let go

On a lonely Sunday night in the rain
Images of our past intrude
Foggy futures make us a brief interlude
In the vast space of time, a pain and again.

I start to think of all the things gone wrong
And the times we slammed the door
Don’t mean a shit no more, don’t need to settle no score
The times we have are so unique, baby hold on.

Don’t let go
To the groovy thing we’ve got in stall
I know it’s a long and stony road
But you’ll never know unless you give it a go.

Don’t let go
To the groovy love we got going on
Take a trip along the long an stony road
Cause you’ll never know before you
Give it a go.

I hear you whisper pure sensuality
On the phone and under my sheets
Your endless eyes and silky skin are beauty unseen
All your lips are escape from the locked out reality.

It’s a love in the dark, a dream in blue
Yet there’s more to it than meets the eye
Don’t say a word when you have to say good-bye
For the night as you’ll be back cause baby I love you.

Don’t let go
To the groovy thing we’ve got in stall
I know it’s a long and stony road
But you’ll never know unless you give it a go.

Don’t let go
To the groovy love we got going on
Take a trip along the long an stony road
Cause you’ll never know before you
Give it a go.

It looks like your on the run
And it looks like you’re having fun
It looks like you’re trying to hide
From the storm inside.

On a sunny Monday morning I wake up to know
That I’m prepared to go to extremes
To win your love, for whatever that means
All I’m begging of your now is baby please, baby please hold on.

Don’t let go
To the groovy thing we’ve got in stall
I know it’s a long and stony road
But you’ll never know unless you
Don’t let go
To the groovy love we got going on
Take a trip along the long an winding road
Cause you’ll never know before you
Give it a try!

herr dennehy 2001.


 

Impeded Love Waltz

When I turn out the light
And I turn to the night
It is you I’m taking with me.

As I lie on my own
At the first light of dawn
It is you who’s missing beside me.

Do you dream of a day
When the past is away
Just like I wish my love were to guide you.

Through a time without hiding
A chance to be wiping
Away all the traces of your.

Silhouette behind
The line crying for light
Numb tragic tries, apologies.

Wounded souls the world never sees
In your heart tonight
For the last time?

When you turn out the light
And you lie on your own
Next to him
Is it me who’s inside you?

herr dennehy 2001.


 

Remember

I can still smell your scent on my skin
Hear you call my name against the wind
Trying to make love visible
As you breathe in the impossible.

I can still taste the salt on your lips
Feel the caress of your fingertips
Holding on to the unspeakable
Giving in to the unreachable.

When rain and sun are done
Remember me, my precious one
When mem’ries fade away like scents
Remember all our precious moments.

I can still see the beauty in your eyes
How it carries me through all these lies
All the way to your heart
Vain hope for a new start.

When rain and sun are done
Remember us, my precious one
When your mem’ries fade like scents
Remember these few precious moments.

Be you glad or be you sad
Remember me!

herr dennehy 2001.


 

Forbidden Realms

You’ve waved good-bye to me a thousand times
You’ve held my soul right in your palms
Although we knew this is no good for us
We took the trip to forbidden realms.

When I see you driving down the street alone
To a place that I can never go
It makes me think about the lie we live
And all the things he doesn’t know.

Though you’re on your way back home
To where you never left
I want to feel you once again.

It seems I’ve known you for some ages now
We’ve shared our breath, our fears, our lust
We must let go of this no matter how
For the sake of you and what it’s worth.

I’d love to feel your heartbeat in my hand
And take away your doubts and fears
And no matter what you see in me
I’d be the one to dry your tears.

I’d be the one to dry your tears
I know you’re on your way back home
To where you never left
Still want to hold you once again
Just once again.

You’ll wave good-bye to me a thousand times
Yet somehow we are still entwined
In the beauty of this single moment’s air
Be it just or just unfair.

Still enjoy the beauty of this moment’s air
Be it just or just unfair.

herr dennehy 2001.


 

So dark the night

I just fled time into space times nine
Tried to leave my self behind
Scenes and thoughts seemed to disappear
And for once nothing to fear.

Just glide from side to side, forget
Emotional obscenities I had
Distant mem’ries appear, seem near
How nice it was to have no fear.

The world keeps on turning
Impressions go rushing by
Life’s fires keep on burning
Good-bye.

The skies keep on calling
Your name is in the air
Always a world that is falling
Despair.

Don’t want to wake, this dream is real
Someone takes my hand, crosses my sight
Finally a hand in my shoulder I feel
Whispers softly:
„Calm! It’ll be alright.

One day you’ll no longer be alone
And finally find your way back home.”
I don’t believe, so dark the night
Never again will it be alright.

I don’t believe, so dark the night
Never again will it be alright.

herr dennehy 2000.


 

More to my life

I’ve seen myself before outside there looking for you
Trying to capture you in an word or two
But my mind always seems to get in my way
Can’t find the right words to say.

Now we’re here, half way through and I’m looking at you
The only one who’s always there, out of the blue
With your honest eyes, no room for lies, yet still I try
To find the right words to say.

You mean more to my life
Than all these words could express
All my love, trust and gratitude
For being there, for taking care.

We both know that life isn’t always easy on us
But we can see it through with a little trust
In the love of the ones around us, they’ll never fail
And be there every day.

So should you sit there on your own reminiscing the past
A time you thought would always last
Just call on me when you feel the need, I’m always there
I’m there for you every day.

Cause you mean more to my life
Than all these words could express
All my love, trust and gratitude
For being there, for taking care.

You mean more to my life
Than all these words could express
All my love, trust and gratitude
For being there, for taking care
For being there, for taking care.

So should you feel the need just call on me
I’m always there
For you every day.

herr dennehy 1999.


 

I need time

I need time, time to work it out
So many things I never dreamed about
Never nightmared, so much confusion.

The devil on my tongue, maya in my eyes
So much truth, so many lies
What to come, where will you go
I don’t know.

I want to lay back in the arms
Where I belong
I  want the loving back
That made me feel strong.

No spirit can fly as high as you say
I’m not the one believe in what I say
Cloaky smoke
Signs of the new day.

So quick, so fast, so rapidly
The turnside of the coin grinned at me
But now
It’s God’s smile I see.

I need time, time to work things out
See myself the way I am no perfect man
Pray and say and lay
My life In  your hands.

I want to lay back in the arms
Where I belong
I  want the loving back
To make me feel strong.

Make me feel strong
In the love we used to have
Take me back into
The arms where I belong
I belong.

I need time, time
You need time, time
I need time.

herr dennehy 1998.


 

Save me from myself

The water‘s cold, I cannot move
The world is spinning inside my head
No one here to hold my hand, to cut me lose
Sometimes I wish I was dead.

Dead or never born into this life
This strife is tearing me apart
Holding on to the razor’s edge, trying to swim
Trying to fly, trying to be a part.

Of the life that used to be my own
I’ve lost my faith, my track, lost my home
In my world, always ahead, always uphill
This shit no longer flows, it hurts me still.

In this city of angels, no one saves me from myself
Lays his hand on my shoulder: „It’ll all be alright!“
Lay your hand on my shoulder; and it’ll all be alright.

Don’t want to talk, don’t want to see no one
Don’t want to go and greet the morning sun
What’s the use, what is the aim, who is to blame?
Who has the claim, someone quit this game.

It’s all the same, nothing has changed
From side to side, back and forth no more
The answer’s somewhere inside my head, or in my heart
Get me out of this hell, help me make a new start.

In this city of angels, no one saves me from myself
Lays his hand on my shoulder: „It’ll all be alright!“
Lay your hand on my shoulder, and it’ll all be alright.

In this city of angels, no one saves me from myself
Lays his hand on my shoulder: „It’ll all be alright!“
Lay your hand on my shoulder, and it’ll all be alright.

The water’s still so cold.

herr dennehy 1998.


 

Saltwater

Every day I die
I tear my heart out and cry
To the one above us all
Ask him why
Did I have to fall.

Every night I pray
Someone may show me the right way
Tell me what to do
And what to say
This is all so new.

When I look into your eyes
It’s just so hard, there’s no disguise
Please leave me, in my pain
I’ll go insane
I’m not worth crying for
I’m not worth waiting for.

I’ve been preaching it for years
No one can come close to my tears
Touch my heart so deep
And all my fears
Now doubt is here.

It hurts too much to bear
Something will die inside I swear
Go out and find somebody new
Can’t tell you now
What it is I feel for you.

When I look into your eyes
It’s just so hard, there’s no disguise
Please leave me, in my pain
I’ll go insane
I’m not worth dying for
I’m not worth waiting for.

I’ll have to carry this thing through
And build a wall between me and you
I guess I know what I should do
If not for me
Surely best for you.

Oh no, I cannot throw away
Eight lovely years in just one day
When can one call it love
It’s hard to say:
„No, this can’t be love!“

But when I look into your eyes
It’s just so hard, there’s no disguise
Please leave me, in my pain
I’ll go insane
I’m not worth crying for.

When I look into your eyes
It’s just so hard, there’s no disguise
Please leave me, in my pain
I’ll go insane
I’m not worth dying for
It`s not worth waiting for.

herr dennehy 1998.


 

The stories you told

We are walking down the same old road
Long way to travel but no place to go
It’s no coincidence, the way we met
In fact in karma it’s all laid and said
We’re here to learn
And never forget.

You put the glimpse of my life into motion
Planted the roots for a clearer notion
Of the skies that seemed out of reach
Like the sands on an far away beach
Watch them all
And never forget.

I will never let the stories you told me untold
I will always let the love you gave me unfold
Whatever I do, whatever I say
In accord with your views or totally astray
Never forget you’re a part of my soul.

One an find so many similarities
Still no two people are more different than you and me
Is that the reason many views we have do differ
We surely have our own two lives and loves to live-ah
But never forget
It’s all about respect.

I wonder who you were a lifetime ago
My mother, brother, sister, friend or foe?
This is surely just one step along the way
I hope one day I will find the right words to say
What you mean to me
So never forget.

I will never let the stories you told me untold
I will always let the love you gave me unfold
Whatever I do, whatever I say
In accord with your views or totally astray
Never forget you’re a part of my soul.

Music was my first love and you gave it to me
Every Sunday with the family
In the beginning things are hard to comprehend
But now I see, you were right in the end
It’s not too late You were right in the end
It’s not too late So never forget.

I will never let the stories you told me untold
I will always let the love you gave me unfold
Whatever I do, whatever I say
In accord with your views or totally astray
Never forget you’re a part of my soul.

We are walking down the same old road
Long way to travel but no place to go
It’s no coincidence, the way we met
In fact in karma it’s all laid and said
We’re here to learn, and never forget
We’re here to learn, so never forget.

Never forget you’re a part of my soul.

herr dennehy 1997.


 

Have you seen me?

Have you seen me lately
I was walking through the fields of my youth
Felt the tender fern on my cheeks
Let the sands of time run through my hands
Have you seen me?

Have you seen me lately
Walking hand in hand with the man I used to be
Reminiscing the old times
And how plain it was that the songs we sang were true
Tell me, have you seen me?

Have you seen me lately
Rummaging the treasures of the past
In a life, in a dream
No one could tear the pride we had apart
But tell me, have you seen me?

Did you recognise the world that broke apart
How the clouds moved by and let the truth shine though
No more alibis, no sincere revelations
The love we’ve known has gone
The love we’ve known has gone.

I remembered through the mists
All the times that you have kissed each other tenderly
The infinity of harmony
A gift I thought I’d never need to miss
How could you lose it?

I have seen it lately
That it’s not on us to judge them now or then
We can only pray
For a brand-new day to bind us all together again
But I can’t see it.

But I can recognise the world that broke apart
How the clouds moves by and let the truth shine through
No more alibis, no sincere revelations
The love we’ve known has gone
The love we’ve known has gone.

And I’m deploring the world that broke apart
I wished the clouds moved by to let the sun shine through
With no more alibis, but sincere revelations
‘Cause the love we’ve known has gone
The love we’ve known has gone.

herr dennehy 1997.


 

1916

It’s been a thousand years and it’s so hard to tell
More than a million tears though I should know it well
Will anybody tell me when it did start
Well, in fact it don’t mind as it’s been god-damn hard.

They came across the sea with a plan in their head
And at its open end we would surely be dead
Tried to take away our pride and annex our land
But they never realised how we’d make our stand.

And now we’ll rise, we’re gonna rise at Easter
We’re gonna rise, and we will make the whole world see
We’re gonna rise, we’re gonna rise at Easter
Cause we’re sick of all the tyranny and greed.

They took all we had, much more than we could bear
It won’t happen again, this to you all I swear
No more rapin’ our wives, mutilatin’ our kids
By now the only tongue they speak is the row of our fists.

So many battles won, so many children lost
Can’t you feel a shudder in your heart rehearsing this cost
So don’t you tell me nothing ‘bout no two in the bush
Cause it can’t get any worse, come out and make a rush.

Just come and rise, come on and rise with me at Easter
We’re gonna rise, and we will make the whole world see
We’re gonna rise, come on and rise with me at Easter
Cause we’re sick of all the tyranny and greed.

We tried the peaceful way, it only led them astray
Out to the wilderness that reappears every day
What was believable once is unbelievable now
So now I give a fuck for anything they say.

We’ll chop the bloody hands that tried to kill our will
And use them in return to show we’re living still
So come on and chant will me the song that we all know
Cause by the time the sun will rise it will be time to go

Time to rise, we’re gonna rise at Easter
We’re gonna rise, rise and make the whole world see
Come out and rise, we’re gonna rise at Easter
Cause we’re sick of all the tyranny
Sick of all the tyranny
Sick of all the tyranny and greed.

herr dennehy 1996.


 

Hotel Melancholy

I wish I were like you
The way you see things through
You always know just what to say
Never choose the wrong way.

Seldom a glimpse of your inside
Is it your strength or just your pride
Always  smile on your face
Never lose your natural grace

But some people claim…

There’s always a place free
In the Hotel Melancholy
Share it with your foes and with your friends
Bet you’ve been there in the end.

So many hearts thrown to your feet
From all the friends that you meet
Always a dictum on your tongue
Does it even flow into fun?

Go take a look inside your heart
You should’ve known it from the start
It’s not just them who feel alone
You’re reaching the road they’re on

And you can hear them call…

There’s always a place free
In the Hotel Melancholy
Share it with your foes and with your friends
Bet you’ve been there in the end.

Now tell me what will you do
When you find there’s nowhere to go
When you feel so lost and alone
And you wonder is this earth your home

You’ll find yourself crying out…

There’s always a place free
In the Hotel Melancholy
Share it with your foes and with your friends
Bet you’ve been there in the end

There’s always a place free
In the Hotel Melancholy
Share it with your foes and with your friends
Now you’ve been there in the end.

I wish I were like you
The way you saw things through
I always knew just what to say
Now did I choose the wrong way?

herr dennehy 1996.


 

Changes

Do you know what it’s like
To have a place to call home
While millions die of thirst
There’s a tea to keep you warm.

Loving people all around
No need to wish away
But nothing lasts forever
I heard the people say.

I don’t know but something’s going on
Deep inside of me
I don’t know what the future will bring
But I know … a change is gonna come.

You will never forget the time
Which you are dressing in rhyme
But suddenly you turn around
To leave it all behind.

Life was easy way back when
You were dreaming the day away
But nothing lasts forever
I heard the people say.

I don’t know but something’s going on
Deep inside of me
I don’t know what the future will bring
But I know … a change is gonna come.

Do you know what it’s like
When you wish you were less ambitious
No alienation, no separation
The plot wouldn’t seem so vicious.

But no halfway is not enough
Better stay on the road to the end
Cause nothing lasts forever
Is what I heard them say.

Yeah, nothing lasts forever
Is what I heard them say
a change is gotta come.

I don’t know but something’s going on
Deep inside of me
I don’t know what the future will bring
But I know … a change is gotta come.

Yeah, I know … a change is gotta come.

herr dennehy 1996.


 

It’s the way

It’s just the way that you walk
And it’s the way that you talk
That makes me want to stare at you over again.

Yes, it’s the way that you smile
That sudden glance in your eyes
That makes me think all the luck on this earth is mine.

It’s just the words that you say
That bring me closer each day
No way to misunderstand what I’m tryin’ to make clear.

I know it for sure
Our love is real pure
You know it’s all in your hands
I’m just making my stand.

There ain’t no reason to hide
This admiration inside
You defy the very very inner core of my heart.

I’d risk the best for you
To make this dream come true
Won’t hesitate to give you all the affection I have.

I know it for sure
Our love is real pure
You know it’s all in you hands
I’m just making my stand.

I know it for sure
Our love is real pure
You know my world’s in your hands
And I’m just making my stand.

It’s just the way that you are
A kind of love so bizarre
I’m glad to have you around for this lifetime of mine.

 

herr dennehy 1995.


 

High-laced boots

When I look at the sky above me
It really seems quite clear
But when you tell me how the times are changin’
All I can feel is fear
All I can feel is fear.

When they tell me that the sun is gonna shine
I know it’s bound to rain
I’ve lost my faith in you and all your bloody lies
Why do you cause such pain
Why do you cause such pain.

I wonder how you feel in the morning
After a day of cheat
If I were pious like you, like you pretend to be
I’d fear the fire and heat
I’d fear the fire heat.

They walk around with high-laced boots
And madness in their face
H.E.I.L. on their lips
But no one dares to slacken their pace.

If you want me to support you one day
You’d better change your mind
How’m I supposed to live without a point of view
I guess I’ll leave you behind
I guess I’ll leave you behind.

No one else but you can give me hope these days
We know that that’s a fact
But if you’re tryin’ to let me down again
I’ll get quite matter-of-fact
I’ll get quite matter-of-fact
I’ll get quite matter-of-fact.

They walk around with high-laced boots
And madness in their face
H.E.I.L. on their lips
But no one dares to slacken their pace.

When I look at the sky above me
It really seems quite clear
But when I realise how things are changin’
All I can feel is fear
All I can feel is fear.

 

herr dennehy 1995.


 

It’s raining in my heart

Night after night
I watch the raindrops on their flight
I see the stars in the sky
But time won’t go by.

Day after day
Life’s sunshine fades away
Love takes the air that I breathe
Oh baby, why did you leave.

It’s raining in my heart
It’s raining in my heart
It’s raining in my heart
All the time.

Dream after dream
You’re making life not what it seems
I try to kill these memories
But they’re still so real to me.

Time after time
We had to follow a divided line
We know the road is long and hard
To Panama.

It’s raining in my heart
It’s raining in my heart
It’s raining in my heart
All the time.

Some people get along
Singing the same old song
But some birds they need the right
To fly to Southern skies.

I’ll let you be free
If only you’ll stay with me.

It’s raining in my heart
It’s raining in my heart
It’s raining in my heart
All the time.

Song after song
Makes we want you to come along
To join my little tune
But you say: „I’ll be back soon!“

It’s raining in my heart
It’s raining in my heart
It’s raining in my heart
All the time.

Night after night
Day after day
Dream after dream
Time after time
I see the good times shine.

Night after night
Day after day
Dream after dream
Song after song
I see my views were wrong.

herr dennehy 1994.


 

Dead Composers

There are monsters lookin’ down on me
I can’t stand the pressure I feel on me
Do this! Do that! Be a good boy!
Take my advice and be a good toy!

NO!

Look at your father, look what he’s become
Take a glimpse at the good your brother’s done
And you? What about you? Better be a good boy!
Listen to me and be a good toy!

I’m beggin’ you get back to the real thing
Can’t you feel it’s a sin
Keepin’ me locked inside
Sayin’ what I’m doin’s not right
One day you’ll have it all.

I found my heart in singin’ these tunes
But you even destroyed these few moons
Hey boy! What’s this? You’ll never make any money like this!
What’ll they say? You ain’t no good!
Be a doctor like we wish you would!

NO!

Last night the world was on my side
And everyone knew your world ain’t right
C’mon you fool! You’ll never see this thing again!
I’ll hit you! I’ll beat you! Until you are a man!

I’m beggin’ you get back to the real thing
Can‘t you feel it’s a sin
Keepin’ me locked inside
Sayin’ what I’m doin’s not right
One day you’ll have it all.

I see it shine in the distance
The light I read about so many times
I’m coming … I’m leaving … I’ll be happy now!

I’m beggin’ you get back to the real thing
Can‘t you feel it’s a sin
Keepin’ me locked inside
Sayin’ what I’m doin’s not right
One day you’ll have it all
You’ll have it all
Now you got it all.

I saw this gun lyin’ on my bed
I held it to my head …

herr dennehy 1994.


 

Silent moments

I know nothing lasts forever
One day it will all be over
This whole world could tremble and fall
But I’d not be sat all.

Even if I had to live forever
Or if my lives’d challenge me
If this one is the only one we have
I’ll not be sad at all.

There are people in this world who starve everyday
There are those who’ve no one to help them pray
Pray for them that one day
They can join my song.

Even if I’ll die tomorrow
Or if you might go away
I know these silent moments in your arms
Made my life worth while.

herr dennehy 1993.


 

Is this fair?

When I look back on my life today
I’ve really been through a lot in any way
I passed two wars, I got a good job
And I found myself a wife.

We were so happy, she and me
I could hardly bear to see her leave
Where did you go? What did I do?
To have to stay around.

Oh yes, I can feel I’m not the same
I can’t find my role in this foolish game
I want to get out of this!
I want to get another kiss!
Just do what I’d like to do.

I can feel my life fall apart
This broken body’s breaking my heart
What’s the use in living on
When you’ve got nowhere to go.

I keep staring at this dreadful wall
And I know you say I’m not a pain for you at all
I know it’s not true, it’s too much for you
I’d rather not be around!

I can’t control what my body’s doing anymore
I wish I had an insight in the room behind this closed door
But the keys still hidden to me
I’m still locked in this misery
Tell me, is this fair?

I can feel my life fall apart
This broken body’s breaking my heart
What’s the use in living on
When you’ve got nowhere to go.

I’d rather not be around!

I can feel my life fall apart
This broken body’s breaking my heart
What’s the use in living on
When you’ve got nowhere to go.

What’s the use in living on
When there’s no one left like you?

herr dennehy 1991.


 

Mankind

I’m walkin’ through the streets of my neighbourhood
And you can believe me what I saw it ain’t been no good
Hey man, they’re buildin’ houses everywhere
I’m only glad they can’t build in the air.

Man was born naked and plain
And that’s the way it’s gonna be again
If we don’t stop exhaustin’ my mother more and more
And start to live the life we lived before.

These were the fields, man, with the leapin’ grass
But now they’re destroyed to enrichen our arse
Hey kids, now you can play on concrete
And imagine the feelin’ of soil under your feet.

Man was born naked and plain
And that’s the way it’s gonna be again
If we don’t stop exhaustin’ my mother more and more
And start to live the life we lived before.

Yeah Bob, the times they are a-changin’
And we really oughta be re-arrangin’
The way we did it a million years ago
You ask me how?
God I don’t know.

We’ve gone so far
Perhaps a little too far
But believe me, I’m sure
When it’s too late for the cure
We’ll find out that the dollar ain’t no good for eatin’

Man was born naked and plain
And that’s the way it’s gonna be again
If we don’t stop exhaustin’ my mother more and more
And start to live the life we lived before.

As long as I’m a young child dreamin’
God, I’ll find my powers in prayin’
To the Lord to open his blind-folded eyes
And give the vision back to mankind!

herr dennehy 1991.


 

Friends

Oh my friend, you know I’m here
Waiting for you to call me
For to lend you a hand
And give you a shoulder to lean on.

We’ve been trough so much together
Lived through ups and downs
Talked about everything one could think of
Oh Lord, I don’t want this to end!

Can’t you remember how nice it was
To laugh the night away
To discuss, to reflect, to be friends
Oh Lord, I don’t want it to end!

That’s why, my friend, I am here
Waiting for a chance to help you
A chance to lend you a hand
And give you a shoulder to lean on.

Oh boy, we also wrote a song
You and me and your brother
There was no one but us
Oh Lord, tell me will it end?

There are so many things I want to tell you
But we ain’t got no time
No time to say what we feel
Like we did just a while ago
Oh Lord, please don’t let it end!

My dear old friend
I want you to come to me
And I want to come to you
Just to talk like we could
Like we could, a few years ago.

Oh my friend, I’ll always be here
Waiting for a sign from you
For to feel your friendship
And be a shoulder to lean on
And be what we were … friends.

herr dennehy 1991.


 

Christmas ‘90

Take a look around you
And tell me what you see
Is it really true?
Has all the love disappeared?

Please tell me why they fight now
Isn’t Christmas the time of peace and joy?
Even here, right next to me
They keep shouting at each other
„Hey, I’m always right, never wrong!“

The only place where I find peace
Is when I’m lying in your arms
When you whisper softly „I need you“
Then everyday’s like Christmas.

Maybe I’ve grown older and suddenly I realise
Or maybe they’ve grown colder
And are slowly drifting apart.

She’d’ve done ev’rything for him
He was the king for her
But now, a lifetime later
How the tides have turned
Differences appeared
And now they can’t cope.

The only place where I find peace
Is when I’m lying in your arms
When you whisper softly „I need you“
Then everyday’s like Christmas.

The only place where I find peace
Is when I’m lying in your arms
When you whisper softly „I need you“
Then everyday’s like Christmas.

When you whisper softly „I love you“
Then everyday’s like Christmas

Hey, I’m always right, never wrong!

herr dennehy 1990.


 

I feel alone

I’m just trying to write a song for you
To tell you how I love you
But my heart won’t let me find words
So I’ll have to make you feel it.

I’m just trying to write you a song
But all my words they come out wrong
I’d like to tell you how I miss you
And I’m trying my best like this.

I feel so alone in the night
Scared to open my eyes
I’d like to wake up when everything is bright
And share the morning sky with you.

I just heard your voice on the phone
And I know that you’re gone
But you sounded so near
So clear.

I want to reach out and touch you
To feel you breathe
But my hands don’t feel nothing
I’m back captured in my world.

I feel so alone in the night
Scared to open my eyes
I’d like to wake up when everything is bright
And share the morning sky with you.

I feel so alone in the night
Scared to open my eyes
I’d like to wake up when everything is bright
And share the morning sky with you.

herr dennehy 1990.


 

World

What kind of world is this that we live in?
Where everybody wants to kill each other
Money takes up every place in our mind
And makes us hate our best friend.

Black rain keeps on falling down on us
And it darkens all our views
My dreams of a brighter day
Seem to vanish in the haze
Cause hope has left me.

I want to leave a place for my boy
Where he can play without fear
No need for war and armour
And peace for eternity.

Can anybody tell me why this is so?
Why we try to destroy ourselves
No creature on this earth is so crazy
To destroy the world around him
But we are.

There must be time to learn our lesson
Though the arm has passed twelve
If our instinct of self-preservation
Wins over avarice and greed.

I want to leave a place for my girl
Where she can play without fear
No need for war and armour
And peace for eternity.

I want a place for us
Where we can stay without fear
Where our plans can be realised
I want somewhere for you and me
A place for you and me, you and me.

herr dennehy 1990.


 

 

 

 

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