‘BREATHING DREAMS’ CD - 2011

ATLANTIS

(Words & music by Eike Moriz)


The shape of a stone,

It calls me to a place I thought I don’t know.

The scent on a breeze,

It draws me to a time, a time long ago.

The cry of a voice – it leads me to a star, 

So near yet so far!


THIS HAS ALL HAPPENED BEFORE,

AND YET, WE DO IT AGAIN


Birthmarks on your skin,

They start bleeding when the moon veils the sun.

When your eyes are shut,

You start seeing in ways that we’ve always known!

Living so many ways of shaping these days,

And feel those rays warm the skin on our face.


THAT’S WHY THIS HAS ALL HAPPENED BEFORE, AND WE WILL DO IT AGAIN

Because there are so many ways of living these days, 

we will do it again, We’ll do it again.

 

©(p)2010 Eike Moriz



BREATHING DREAMS

(Words & Music by Eike Moriz)


Blue eye caught me out

When all I had was doubt.

Jump into this raging stream,

No life, no you, no me, just breathing dreamS.


Ah-ah-ah-ooh-ooh (Breathing Dreams), 


All we can do is cling

Onto the same old things.

Come now, there’s more than this,

Inside-outside the tide is rushing in.


Ah-ah-ah-ooh-ooh (Breathing Dreams), 


Holding on to the same old ground,

When all inside is screaming ‘out’!  


Ah-ah-ah-ooh-ooh (Breathing Dreams)

 

©(p)2008 Eike Moriz



APOLLO

(Words & music by Eike Moriz)


Apollo, shining like a star.

Is this who you are?

Apollo, where’s the darkest space 

That you could embrace?

Apollo, you finally get to find

A mirror - reflecting more than just your light.


WHAT DO YOU SEE WHEN YOU LOOK AT ME?

WHAT DO YOU SEE?


Apollo, exploring the unknown 

With your arrows and your bow.

Apollo, playing your guitar 

Tells us who we are.

Apollo, ancient spells made life seem tragic;

Now we’ve learned to see the magic.  



WHAT DO YOU SEE WHEN YOU LOOK AT ME?

WHAT DO YOU SEE?

OUR MIRRORS ARE YOU & ME AND THROUGH THEM WE LEARN TO SEE

AND THAT IS ALL RIGHT

 

©(p)2010 Eike Moriz



STILL

(Words & Music by Eike Moriz)


All these days that I strive so hard to calm the waves

Of the oceans and seas with the palm of my hand


Every day like a lifetime – oh, save me a piece, a piece of the cake

Past, just like a haze – trying all so hard to cling to fake


And still, I haven’t worked it out that there’s nothing to work out.

Still, I haven’t worked it out that there’s nothing, There’s nothing.


A sunny autumn day – drifting on the heath, nothing to say

The cars on the shore sing in the breeze, 

Rushing all so fast to pay the lease


And still, I haven’t worked it out that there’s nothing to work out.

Still, I haven’t worked it out that there’s nothing, There’s nothing.


Open my mind’s eye and see the coat that you wore on the day

When you made me laugh like no one ever could before!


And still, I haven’t worked it out that there’s nothing to work out.

Still, I haven’t worked it out that there’s nothing, There’s nothing.

All I can really do now is laugh - The rest is, the rest is, the rest is

All I can really do now is cry - The rest is, the rest is, 

the rest is


©(p)2002 Eike Moriz



(The journey of the) WHITE BABOONS

(Words & Music by Eike Moriz)

 

White baboons – at the door, 

in the hall, on the floor.

White baboons – in a shirt, 

in a skirt, have been hurt.

White baboons – nowhere to walk, 

scared to talk, live in the dark.


White baboons – open the door, 

scream & dance in the hall, bow down on the floor.

White baboons – take off the shirt, 

Change the skirt, can still get hurt.

White baboons – follow their heart, 

can listen & talk, jump out of the dark.


White baboons – can be strong, 

can write a song, can get it all wrong.

White baboons – can grow their craft,

can take risks & laugh, can love & be loved. 

White baboons – can open their fists,

can stop to resist, can see through the mist.


White baboons – have a choice, 

have a voice, embrace the noise.

White baboons – honest & bold, 

touching souls, will never grow old.

White baboons – on a magic quest, 

to manifest, their very best.

White baboons - search out the unknown.


©(p)2008 Eike Moriz



WHATEVER

(Words & Music by Iggy Pop)


I'm sittin' like a stone On a solitary evening 

Without my girl Life has no meaning 

She didn't say why And she didn't say what for 

she just said "I've been thinking it over" 

And whatever, Whatever Whatever 


She doesn't want to play  And her voice just fades away  Whatever 


The solution to love I haven't found yet 

Does God wear curlers and a hairnet 

Everything I say turns out To be a „no no“ 

The feelings I had were the Only promo 

Whatever Whatever Whatever 


She doesn't want to play And her voice just fades away Whatever 


Now I'm just one of the Joe’s On the corner 

I guess I ought to stay home And watch the porno 

I wanna get close But no one Will let me 

I wish someone would reach out And get me 

Whatever Whatever Whatever 


She doesn't want to play And her voice just fades 

She doesn't want to play And her face just fades 

She doesn't want to play And her touch just fades away 


Whatever Whatever Whatever



NOT ABOUT YOU

(Words & music by Eike Moriz)


As the night breaks through the clouds

It dissolves the darkest doubts – about you.

As the number plates drift by

My restless scanning eyes – search for you.

And as the light begins to fade

I’m stunned by the mess we made.


THIS SONG, THIS SONG, THIS SONG IS NOT ABOUT YOU, IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU, IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU


The cat you hit is dying slow by the side of the road – because of you.

The weeping infant in your heart’s been gagged from the start – inside you.

Your beauty masks your charade, I pray it’s not too late – for you.  

I love you like those Swedish bands that no one likes –

they pretend…


THIS SONG, THIS SONG, THIS SONG IS NOT ABOUT YOU, IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU, IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU

 

©(p)2011 Eike Moriz 



HEAVEN

(Words & Music by David Byrne & Jerry Harrison)


Everyone is trying to get to the bar

The name of the bar, the bar is called heaven

The band in heaven plays my favorite song

They play it once again, they play it all night long


Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens


There is a party, everyone is there

Everyone will leave at exactly the same time

It's hard to imagine that nothing at all

Could be so exciting, could be so much fun


Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens


When this kiss is over it will start again

It will not be any different, it will be exactly the same

It's hard to imagine that nothing at all

could be so exciting, could be so much fun


Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens



ANOTHER ME AND YOU

(Words & Music by Eike Moriz)


Fake-flower-flattery, broken glass, ancient rituals - a farce, 

Close my eyes & gaze at the stars.

Fatal scent engraved on the brain, 

Crumpled words spring to life in the rain -shape a face or just a stain.


You come, you go & all this time 

I STRIVE, I die, I fAll in love, 

and all that is new is just another you… 


Since your silence yesterday - I’ve been wandering in a daze, 

The world fell crumbling in decay. 

Don’t want to wander anymore – just one key and a billion doors, 

Tired of scratching through the walls.


You come, you go & all this time 

I STRIVE, I die, I fAll in love, 

and all that is new is just another you… 

We build, we break & all this time 

we run, we bleed, we fall outa love, 

and all that is new is just another you…


just another you… - another me & you…


©(p)2008 Eike Moriz



HOLD MY BREATH

(Words & Music by Eike Moriz)


I can hear black violins - from bombed out Berlin;

But you have locked me in - with your pop star grin.

Deep under my skin - I’m being born again;

Even though you trapped me in - your private loony bin.


BUT I can hold my breath 

for longer than you think

OH I can hold my breath

for longer than you think


You’ve taught me to blend in – wearing your fake cobra skin;

It fits so tight I can’t breathe in – but you make me hang in.

Every time and time again – you aim to stop my fire with paraffin.

And while I play the mandolin – you’re dancing with Rumpelstiltskin;


I can hold my breath 

for longer than you think

OH I can hold my breath

for longer than you think

 

©(p)2008 Eike Moriz 



DEMIAN

(Words & music by Eike Moriz)


The sign on his forehead is burning. The heat is good.

His thoughts are flowing like a straightened river into the ocean.

The eagle is flying. His golden crown shines on earth.

He is so light and his wings are gliding through the air.

His eyes are everywhere - but still...


DEMIAN, IN THE EMBERS OF YOUR THOUGHTS

DEMIAN, YOU ARE YOURSELF

DEMIAN, THE MASTER OF YOUR FATE

DEMIAN, YOU KNOW


He knows that this flight won’t last forever 

And it won’t be his last one.

The others can’t see the sign although they feel something.

They are afraid and they hate.


Your beauty is so pure and so true.

Your eyes burn through the walls of the worlds.

You, you are no god but you live in his heart.

Every time you find the key, you see the light of yourself:

You, you drink the water, 

The water of life;


DEMIAN, WE TOO ARE ONE

OH, DEMIAN, I HOLD YOUR HAND

DEMIAN, A WANDERING SPIRIT

OH, DEMIAN, SEE YOU IN OUR NEXT LIFE

 

DEMIAN, OH, LIKE STARS WE ARE COLLIDING

OUR MORTAL SHELLS ARE FADING

OH, DEMIAN, OUR SOULS ARE FUSING

OH, DEMIAN, MY ETHERAL FRIEND


©(p)1995 Eike Moriz (revised in 2011)



IN EVERY PLACE

(Words & Music by Eike Moriz)


Every minute that you’re gone I think of you;

Your eyes haunt the silence of my days.

Every second that ticks on by without you;

Your image starts to rise in every place.


Oh, you’re the dream weaver;

Oh, you’re inside my mirror; Oh, in every place…


I SEE YOUR FACE,  

I SEE YOUR FACE,  OOh-OOH-IN EVERY PLACE.


Every day that you’re gone I think of you;

The colours of your portrait never dry.

Every hour that goes on by without you;

Adds another layer to your smile.


Oh, you’re the dream weaver;

Oh, you’re inside my mirror; Oh, in every place…


I SEE YOUR FACE,  

I SEE YOUR FACE,  OOh-OOH-IN EVERY PLACE.

 

©(p)2009 Eike Moriz



RIGHT THEN

(Words & music by Eike Moriz)


Soon, it will be dark – I’m falling off this arc

Into the icy waves that swallow like a grave

And hold me in their grasp at the end of this path.


AND ALL I KNOW, AND ALL I HEARD & SAW,

AND ALL I FELT & SMELLED & TASTED WITH THIS SHELL ONLY LIVES – RIGHT THEN


Soon, it will be dark – I’m falling off this arc

Into the icy waves that swallow like a grave

And hold me in their grasp at the end of this path.


AND ALL I KNOW, AND ALL I HEARD & SAW,

AND ALL I FELT & SMELLED & TASTED WITH THIS SHELL ONLY LIVES – RIGHT THEN


©(p)2010 Eike Moriz 


PEACE DREAM

(Words & music by Eike Moriz)


When the last few cheetahs lay rotting in the mud

I have a peace dream

When the last piece of jungle is integrated 

into an economy program

I have a peace dream

When the last African tribe starts singing the American anthem

I have a peace dream; I have a peace dream


When we build a shopping centre on top of Table Mountain

I have a peace dream

When we’re tAught to follow blindly and believe

I have a peace dream

When the whole world is ‘civilized’

I have a peace dream 

I have a peace dream


WE CUT OFF ALL THE ENERGY 

STAY CONNECTED

WE CUT OFF ALL THE ENERGY 

STAY CONNECTED


You and I, we drift upon the river: 

The place where we come from


WE CUT OFF ALL THE ENERGY 

STAY CONNECTED

WE CUT OFF ALL THE ENERGY 

STAY CONNECTED


(c)(P)1997 Eike Moriz



I BELIEVE IT CAN BE DONE

(Words & Music by Jeff Barry)


We've been trying forever,

Ever since time began. 

Gotta make heads or tails of love. 

Trying to find that dream we’re dreaming of, 

Trying to find that one and only one,

And I believe it can be done


Love is a life long puzzle.

But Isn't love why we're here?

You got to make a million pieces fit.

If u want to make some sense of it

And I'll never quit - oh no, I've just begun.

Cause I believe it can be done


Maybe when it hurts the most,

Maybe that means were getting close.

& When you think you can't get through it,

Maybe all you've got to do is just - do it 

And believe it can be done.


I believe it can be done



YOU COULD

(Words & Music by Eike Moriz)


I’m on the way to the surface -

Just to drown in you - in your eyes of grey.

How come I know all about you -

Since we never met - a sharp glance ago?


I dreamed you into my life

Past the crowd in the void – into my life! 

Ah-uh


YOU ARE THE SEA - YOU ARE THE SUN

YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE

YOU ARE THE SEA - YOU ARE THE SUN

YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE


I’m lost in the rain; it’s always the same

Oh, it’s such a shame, 

Nothing and no one to blame, 


We’re lost in the rain; it’s always the same

Playing the game and nil and no one to blame

Oh-uh-oh


YOU ARE THE SEA - YOU ARE THE SUN

YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE

YOU ARE THE SEA - YOU ARE THE SUN

YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE


YOU COULD THRILL ME - YOU COULD KISS ME 

YOU COULD KILL ME - YOU COULD MISS ME 


WE’RE LOST IN THE RAIN IT’S ALWAYS THE SAME!


YOU COULD BE YOU – I COULD BE I  - YOU COULD BE YOU

YOU COULD BE YOU – I COULD BE I  - YOU COULD BE YOU

Oh boy, oh boy.


©(P)2002 Eike Moriz



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