dA dA dA


I think of the year

When she was 16

She charmed the boys out of the tree

I saw the moon

When I was 15

Fell like a fire into the sea


dA dA dA dA dA dA dA dA


dA dA dA dA dA dA dA dA


He smiled at me when he was 50

He turned his head and said goodbye

And when he died he was 65

He left a hole in the sky


dA dA dA dA dA dA dA dA


dA dA dA dA dA dA dA dA


I think of the year when she was 18

She charmed the words out of my mouth


dA dA dA dA dA dA dA dA


dA dA dA dA dA dA dA dA



Dreams


The break of the day - I lift my head

I leave the bed and go to work

Bycicle - Streets in town

Rainy day is falling down

It's may be impossible

But I've got dreams dreams

I may be an optimist

But I've got dreams dreams


Dreams o Dreams o Dreams o


I'm fourty one and in a month

I'm fourty two - I'm still with you

The second child's a mystery

The first one, she looks like me

She's living in the 'Why Tree'

(why tree?)


It's may be impossible

But I've got dreams

I'm maybe impossible

But I've got dreams dreams


 Ho lo lo lo di do lo do

 Ho ho ho lo lo wo ho ho o


I lift my head - The work is done

It's 6 o'clock - I go back home

I eat my food - Go to bed

Rest my head - The day is done



What we Did on Our Holidays


I don't want to sleep tonight

Outside it's raining

No one's complaining 

But me


I don't want to talk today

No one is staying

Everybody's flying away


 What we did on our holidays


Romeo and Juliet

Were lying on the bed they say

They killed them on the street today


I've got my pockets full with sand

They send a rocket to a land

I guess they never understand


 What we did on our holidays


I don't want to sleep tonight

Outside it's raining

No one's complaining

But me



Mourir Avant 15 Ans


I was walking in a town

On the waterfront I saw a building

I went inside into the darkness

Into the coolness of the airconditioning

There were photographs of children

They were in a war and they killed them

I was feeling, feeling smaller, smaller than the coin in my hand


 Mourir avant 15 ans - To die before you're 15 years


I turned away to hide the tears

How could I understand

That a man can kill a man, can kill a child


I went outside into the sunlight

Children playing on the riverside

They were happy and it was peaceful

I went back to my hotel and I watched the seagulls fly


 Mourir avant 15 ans - To die before you're 15 years


I turned away to hide the tears

How could I understand

That a man can kill a man, can kill a child


I was watching the seagulls fly

Down Saint Jean street

To the Saint Lawrence River

The the wide open spaces



Homeless Boy


Sometimes I was feeling like a homeless boy

In the city without hope, the city without joy

I found her, just for one day


She said I'm afraid of old men

Luckely I'm not afraid of you

I said I'm afraid of young girls

Surprisingly I'm not afraid of you

The first time we met it was snowing she said

Like in Alaska


Sometimes I was feeling like a homeless boy

In the city without hope, in the city without joy

I lost her after one day


The singer sings like Louis Armstrong

In a cellar in Tallin, Estonia

She brings me the wine and the wodka

Untill my head is all'Estonia

The last time we met she was going she said

To Alaska

The First time we met it was snowing she said

Like in Alaska


Sometimes it's the rain

Sometimes it's the snow

In the city without hope she told me she would go

To Alaska

Just for one day



Whales of Tadoussac


Today we all went

With out 'Atomic' friend

To his forgotten land

Close to the world's end

Daniel said 'take your time'

We like the river

That runs to the sea

We like the highway

That runs to the trees


Take your time

On a river to the sea

Take your time

Like the whales back in Tadoussac


He's going to get us a boat on a river

We're going to sail it to the sea

We're going to find a big fish

As big as Moby Dick is

And Daniel said to me

Take your time

On a river to the sea

Take your time

Like the whales back in Tadoussac


We are like the river

That runs to the sea



Chameleon Girl


Friday she is black

Sunday she is white

Chameleon girl

Is making me feel

Alright


Yesterday she was yellow

Tomorrow she is green

Chameleon girl

Is the prettiest girl I've ever seen


Monday she is brown

Tuesday she is blue

Chameleon girl

Is breaking my heart into



Instead of ...


Tell me is it far to the planet of Mars

Can we go there jumping from star to star


Should I live my life in dreams

Should I write your name in cream

Can we get there, I don't know, but


I see your face up in the moon

I see your eyes in the light of june

My skies are green, the grass is blue

I'm pretty normal just like you


Instead of ... fishing


 Sitting in a boat

 Staring at the float going up & down


Day after day

Instead of ... watching


 Watching the news

 With the Saddam Houssains of the world

 Every night the same


We've gone astray

Should I wisper, should I scream

Should I lift you up in steam

When we'll get there, I don't know, but


I see your face up in the moon

I see your eyes in the lights of june

The skies are green, the grass is blue

I'm pretty normal just like you


Do you hear the distance smile

I guess we're gone a long long time 'cause


I see your face up in the moon

I see your eyes in the lights of june

The skies are green, the grass is blue

Instead of me there's only you

You



Day & the Night


So many reasons to be afraid

Afraid of the darkness

Afraid of the light

So many reasons to be afraid

Afraid of the daytime

Afraid of the night

Day and the night


Yesterday she found him

Lying on the ground

Fallen down

Without a sound

Somebody said 'It's better this way'

But I know it's the difference

Between the night and the day

Day and the Night


He is lying in the summerhouse

The girls all around

Looking at him

A giant fallen down


Nobody knows

What happens they say

But I know it's the difference

Between the night and the day

Day and the night



Desert Island Song


It's a terrible waste 

To be stuck here in nowhere

I'm calling your name

It's a terrible day

To be in this wasteland

I'm calling your name

Just your name


It's so long ago

You're so far away



Sorrow


She does not even warn me

Or tells me she's coming tomorrow

But suddenly she's there - On my doorstep

She does not even cry - Cry like the other girls

But suddenly there are tears - On my pilllow


Her eyes are going to burn me down

Every time that she is in my town

I try to swim and then I almost drown


 She's Sorrow She's Sorrow


Her shadow whispers in my ears

She is telling me about my fears


 She's Sorrow She's Sorrow


She does not even want me

She tells me she is looking for another man

But suddenly she's there - At my table

She does not even smile - Smile like the other girls

But suddenly there's laughter - Outside my window


She does not even like me

She calls me a liar and a dreamer

Suddenly she's gone when I wake up

She does not even warn me

Or tell me she's coming tomorrow

But suddenly she's there - On my pillow



Bilbao Boa


The words of this song were improvised during the recording

and will make no sense on paper [or screens]



Abandoned Mine


I was spending my time

In an abandoned mine

There were voices in the night

And the walls were cool and white

I was spending my day

On an abandoned stairway

There were people running by (on the street below)

And I was blind to see the world


I was spending my life

In an abandoned beehive

I was waisting my time

With the honey and the rhyme

I was spending my life

In an abandoned beehive

I was waisting my time

And I was blind to see the world

I did not close, I did not close my door


The invisible man knocked on my door

And I did not hear him

The invisible man came in my room

And I did not see him