LYRICS

GOODBYE

I tried to meet you half way

You didn't want to move

You embraced my shadow

While I've been somewhere else

Still you feel familiar

Though we're apart for a while

Now we have a better life

 

The point of time when you decide

To call it a farewell

To lose, to win, clearness, relief

You better not regret

I'm giving you away

A part of you will stay

One last time you say my name

One last time we say goodbye

 

I chose the end, you finished it

No more ifs and coulds

It felt too tight for me .

We are the same in many ways

Sometimes I miss you

Sometimes I realize

The point of time when you decide

To call it a farewell

To lose, to win, clearness, relief

You better not regret

I'm giving you away

A part of you will stay

One last time you say my name

One last time we say goodbye

NEULAND

Verbunden mit so vielen Orten

Strömt man durch die Zeitfabrik

Schwebend, fallend, sich aufrichtend

So erklingt des Einzelkämpfers Lied

 

Er will fliegen, einfach fallen

Mit verbund’nen Augen geht er seinen Weg

Frei von Ängsten in die Ferne schweben

Auf in Herrlichkeit, auf zum Ziel

 

Kein Blick zurück, der Freifall ruft

Der Wind hat sich gedreht

Willkommen Aufbruch, mach dich los

Das Neuland steht bevor

 

Er will sich in deiner Nähe wissen

Eng verbunden, in der Richtung liegt sein Weg

Herrlich schwach gemeinsam weiter gehen

So erklingt sein Neuland-Lied

Kein Blick zurück, der Freifall ruft

Der Wind hat sich gedreht

Willkommen Aufbruch, mach dich los

Das Neuland steht bevor

Time-Suite No1-3, inspired by „Momo“, a fairy tale written by Michael Ende

GREY MEN

Time No1

 

Grey men, pale men, losing time

They count, they need

Further, faster, hurry, rush

No time – Crash

 

Grey men, cool men, so sublime

Step one, step two

Hasting, chasing, hunting, caught

No time – Stop

 

Grey men, good men, so sublime

They save, they spend

Second, minute, year, a life

No time – Lost

 

Grey men, poor men, solve to dust

Or smoke, don’t breath

Asking, longing, begging for

Time – Hush

WHAT IS TIME? 

Time No1

Tell me why these men are grey

Why they engage in other lifes

Why they behave like thieves

Who take away from others

 

Tell me what is time for

How much is left and what could be the measure

Is it worthwhile to have reached everything

Or just to be done

 

We’re getting carried away by more and more

Leaving the balance for ambitions of tomorrow

Going off road

A tunnel vision

From birth to death

From Yes to No

Addicted to a shape of time, of thoughts

And of reality

 

Tell me why these men are grey

Why can’t they know where to go on their own

Let’s ask them if this ever ends

And paint them with a colour

 

CHILDREN SONG

Time No3

Walking barefoot on grass

Lying in the meadow

The sun’s grin

Lazy and wide

 

We jump in that puddle

Spin around and whirl

In neverland, out of time, frameless and free

 

Now we’re laughing 'bout these childhood memories

Let’s spend again some more moments like this

Time flies

I realize, I treasure this

 

We’re climbing on the roof

Set up our tree house

Pull a trick on neighbours

Hide and seek

This is you, sister

Watch out, brother

In neverland, out of time, frameless and free

 

MOTHER WIND

Silver grey hair, a lifetime on her face

Red wine and cigarettes, a book till late

Everything done before going to bed

Her love for silence

 

Like the freedom of a morning

A walk in emerald green

Her unsophistication

A cover if needed

An open book to share

 

Flowering time

Every phase a blossom

Daisy chain

Enduring. A snap shot

 

From dangling on a string to the wire of relief

Like a wolf on her own

Like a wolf in the pride

To create a horizon

To create a home

Thankful we say, thankful we say

With you we are blooming

 

Going through burdens with backbone and fight

Untroubled, lighthearted, maturity meets child

Pleasing somebody creates a smile on her face

No benefit needed, but a kudus to her heart

 

Flowering time

Every phase a blossom

Daisy chain

Enduring. A snap shot

 

From dangling on a string to the wire of relief

Like a wolf on her own

Like a wolf in the pride

To create a horizon

To create a home

Thankful we say, thankful we say

With you we are blooming

 

 

THE RIVER CARRIES ME ON

For Singer-Songwriter Kathrin Scheer

Once I rowed my boat on the river

On and on I came back to a harbour called home

Air and Earth were my solid anchor

Peacefully I’m surrounded by the waves

 

Growing and learning and tasting what life could be,

Longing and loving and fighting so I have to leave

To take a turn

Fare well. The trip on my boat starts at last

 

Release me from moving back to the stream

The wish to live it all again

This nameless journey never ends

My boat holds my memories

No equal past and future

Still I want it all together

What stays, what lasts after I’m gone

The River carries me on

 

Once I rowed my boat on the river

On and on I passed a footbridge and a shore

Wind and heat drifting me further

Through ups and downs

Which followed me over the years

 

Twirling and dancing and laughing

Forgetting the past

Freed from someone I love

’Cause it never would last

So I take one more turn

Fare well. The trip on my boat starts again

 

Release me from moving back to the stream

The wish to live it all again

This nameless journey never ends

My boat holds my memories

No equal past and future

Still I want it all together

What stays, what lasts after I’m gone

The River carries me on

 

Falling and rising and straining

To get it all back

Searching and finding and hoping

That now it will last

So I take one last turn

Fare well. The trip on my boat starts at last

 

Release me from moving back to the stream

The wish to live it all again

This nameless journey never ends

My boat holds my memories

No equal past and future

Still I want it all together

What stays, what lasts after I’m gone

The River carries me on

 

Once I rowed my boat on the river

So grateful to reach the open sea

 

ALLTAGSSCHÖN

Zeitfall, Fallzeit

Rückwärts in die Zukunft gehen

Freisinn, Sinnfrei

Uhren selbst im Tempo drehen

Weiter, immer weiter

Weiter, immer weiter

 

Zeitspiel, Spielzeit

Ein Narr der sie mit Händen hält

Auszeit, Zeitaus

Wenn das Jetzt zum Ewig wird

Leichter, immer leichter

Leichter, immer leichter

 

Zeitecht, Echtzeit

Augenblick bleibt Augenblick

Zeitlos, Los Zeit

Kein Weg die Absicht je verdeckt

Weiter, immer weiter

Weiter, immer weiter

 

 

TIRED OF THE STANDSTILL

In collaboration with Ella van der Woude

The wisdom of a mirrors’ laughter

tells the seeker where he has to go

Humming lips of dancing figures

move the candle in the storm

 

We’re all waiting for answers

We’re all waiting for answers

We are all terminal cases

 

Living in the fear of losing

The only thing we’ll ever share is the death

 

Tired of the standstill in a place I used to learn

I greet my life with a raising smile

Full of dreams we get things started

Full of hope we bring them to an end

Full of fear we feel the disillusion

This is what makes us grow

 

’Cause we are all terminal cases

 

The blossom of an evil hunger

Takes him to a butterfly

Hypnotised by haunting beauty

He loses the game of body and soul

The playground hides the secret well

How can the silent prayer be heard

The fading colours of a clown

point no black, no white, just you

 

Tired of the standstill in a place I used to learn

I greet my life with a raising smile

Full of dreams we get things started

Full of hope we bring them to an end

Full of fear we feel the disillusion

This is what makes us grow

 

 

REST YOUR MIND

Lay down your burden

Share this time with me

No need for words

No need for pride

I’m embracing you

 

Rest your mind

Rest your mind

Rest your mind

In a sound of silence

 

You can lean on me

Find the space to sigh

With open arms

You’re welcome home

No boundary of time

 

Rest your mind

Rest your mind

Rest your mind

In a sound of silence

 

 

TRUST

Musik: Christian Pabst

A day enlightened by a raising smile

A sense, one glance comes true

A magic moment's drawing one more view

And nothing's like before

 

The whirl of sound is turning into a goal

Leading, freeing, more

The sparkling fragrance changes the path once more

The circle’s end is near

 

Reflected footprints lead you through the windwheel of mind

Create your signs

The treasure trust in time

 

 

ÜBER "BLOSSOM"

Debüt-Album Ana Mai, Neuklang Records, Dezember 2013

Eine Blüte ist vielschichtig, wächst

Und ist vergänglich

Zu einer Blüte gehören Wurzeln

Sie duftet, macht Freude,

Schmückt Esstische und Gräber

Sie ist Unkraut, nährt und hat ihren Nutzen

Sie verschließt und öffnet sich

Sie trägt Farbe, lockt an, braucht Licht und Wasser

Sie erneuert sich stetig

Man kann sie trocknen und aufbewahren

Man tritt darauf, Man pflegt sie