Songtexte aus dem "Hummingbird Girl" Album

The Sun Goes Up
Lyrics & music: Peter Jakk
Tuning: CGCgce
 
Hey there, out there
Everybody’s anywhere
Does the wind care
Who is who and who is where
 
And the sun goes up and the sun goes down
Just another old day in this dreary town
I’m blowing my smoke and I’m sipping my beer
And I don’t know what I’m doing here
 
Why do I do
Never seem to get the clue
How blue can you
Get before you’re breaking through
 
And the sun goes up and the sun goes down
And I’m still being stuck in this border town
I’m picking my strings and I’m sipping my beer
And I don’t know what I’m doing here
 
Hey there, out there
Everybody’s anywhere
Does the wind care
If I’m here or if I’m there
 
And the sun goes up...
 
Hey there, out there
Everybody’s anywhere
 
And the sun goes up...
 
 
Far Away Today
Lyrics: Franziska Günther, music: Arne Straube, Franziska Günther
 
It’s hard to sleep anyway
This town tastes like autumn rain
You feel so far away today
I’m talking to my cup of tea
 
I’m staring holes into my windowpane
Counting raindrops and giving them names
You feel so far away today
Your train just left and you’re twelve miles from here
 
It’s not that I need you everyday
It’s not that I’m nothing without you
It’s not that I want you to marry me
But when I’m blue I want you to miss me too
 
I show my sorrows how to swim
They’re floating in a good glass of wine
It doesn’t taste as good as when
We’re naked and you’re lying by my side
 
It’s not that I need you everyday…
 
The nightingale’s singing our tune
I must have slept for a while
Eating cereal with your spoon
Sunshine reminds me of your smile
 
 
Devil On My Shoulder
Lyrics & music: Franziska Günther
 
I don’t know where you came from
And I’m sure you won’t tell me
A devil to sit on my shoulder
And chase off the angel
 
Fatalistically you whisper
There’s no reason for looking further
Further than what today seems
Like a bunch of one way streets
 
This mood is a mess
I want you to leave
And send back the angel
Tell him to bring
Honey and wine
Your doubts are a waste of time
 
You’re still here picking your nose
While I ride a rollercoaster
I’m afraid I lose my love, I run off time
Any number of things could go wrong
 
The angel would buy me a drink
We’d put flowers in our hair 
But as a devil you have to
Keep me down whenever you can
 
This mood is a mess...
 
The angel and me have a drink
We put flowers in our hair 
 
 
Grandma’s Waltz
Lyrics & music: Franziska Günther
Tuning: DADgbe
 
Fifty-six years lie in between us
You are a Sunday’s Child – So am I
Coolest old Lady, I love our girltalk
Lately we sing folksongs when I call you at night
 
How lovely you talk about “them old people”
As if you were still in your teens
When I’m playing rock songs
You stand in the front row, in the middle of a dream
 
You waltz like you did
In your blue sailor suit
You waltz like you did
The night Grandpa carried you home
For you tried your first wine
You say being young is always good
 
Flying back to your childhood, your eyes tell me stories
You say you spent nights reading old history books
But what you saw later with your own eyes
Can never be explained in a history book
 
You never show when you’re unhappy
You give a smile and say: “Such is life”
But when the sun sets you sit there and miss your companions
And the loved one who has left you behind
 
You waltz like you did…
 
 
Still Cocoons
Lyrics & music: Franziska Günther
 
My countenance keeps still
I’m safe with my headphones on
People in grey coats
Look like no one is around
They sit and wait and stare
Everyone studies their shoes
Underneath the subway neon lights
Conversation is no use
 
Life is lonesome
Among these still cocoons
You’d say no one
Will be a butterfly for you
 
His countenance keeps still
He’s safe with his headphones on
He’s tangled up in thought
What is he thinking of
Such a lovely yellow raincoat
I like these grass green eyes
But making friends is no use
Underneath the neon lights
 
Life is lonesome…
 
Strangers leave your memory
With nothing to recall
 
We each have our reasons
We all make mistakes
We all keep our secrets
We have a heart that might break
 
Life is lonesome…
 
 
Send Your Angels Down
Lyrics & music: Peter Jakk
Tuning: EADgbd
 
Send your Angels down
Make them lift this wreck from the ground
Make them line up nicely above his head
Make them bright and fair
With golden wings and silvery hair
Let them touch his body with beauty and grace
 
Let their voices reach his ear
With a song that soothes longing and fear
Make their soft hands warm his cold heart and smooth his frown
Send your Angels down
 
Let them shine a light
Filling brightness into his night
Let them lift his burden and lighten his load
Let them kiss his lips
Make them touch his skin with their fingertips
And caressing all of his numbness away
 
Let their voices reach his ear…
 
 
 
When You Wake Up
Lyrics & music: Franziska Günther
Tuning: DADgbd
 
You say you never thought
Life could be so hard
You’re wondering if you could
Give it another shot
When you wake up
 
You didn’t want a love
So tiringly sad
So you left that man
And moved ahead
With your baby girl
 
You always fight against the wind
Nothing works out right
No one’s on your side
You pray for sunny days but another night’s ahead
 
You’re swamped with work
And you’re struggling through your day
He’s out to throw you out
He just felt like that today
When he woke up
 
You put a question mark
After every second word
No matter how I treat you
It’s going to hurt you anyway
 
You always fight against the wind
Nothing work out right
No one’s on your side
You’re wondering how and where you have sinned,
Why you deserved that load
Of dreams that don’t unfold
You pray for sunny days but another night’s ahead
 
 
Hummingbird Girl
Lyrics & music: Franziska Günther
 
In kaleidoscopic dresses you are dancing through this world
Sunlight in your green eyes, you feel brave with ginger curls
Tasting bloomy flowers, you keep who you like for a while
Do you ever sleep, you racing nomad, restless child
 
Olive trees, oriental scents, you are watching moon and stars
You never want a now to end, but leave traces that will last
You fantasize whole philosophies, you write poems in the sand
You will save the planet, you’re creating a master plan
 
Hummingbird girl
I once was like you
Keep it up for the two of us
Hummingbird girl, fly
I’ll be back in a while
 
Sun is on your side, but your rainbow is incomplete
Every joyful circus clown has a touch of bittersweet
Dragging your red backpack, all you long for is a home
You can’t settle down at a crossroad when your heart still needs to roam
 
Hummingbird girl…
 
 
Straight At Me
Lyrics & music: Peter Jakk
Tuning: DGDgad
 
When you're looking out my bedroom window
You are looking at a tree
When you’re going to Miami Beach
You’re looking at the sea
But sometimes we go blind for a while
And we stumble helplessly
Can you tell me what you see
When you’re looking straight at me
 
You’re listening to the words I say
You’re listening to this song
You’re judging all the moves I make
What is right and what is wrong
There's a picture growing in your head
And it grows unconsciously
Can you tell me what you see
When you’re looking straight at me


You say you love the way I talk
And you're laughing at my jokes
You think you know me twice as good
As all the other folks
You say you love Miami Beach
And my tiny backyard tree
Are you loving what you see
When you’re looking straight at me


 
Bird Of Passage
Lyrics & music: Franziska Günther
 
You say drifting suits my age
I’m a bird of passage
Hopes and dreams ahead
Make me restless
 
My friend’s the break of day
Mood changes like the weather, you say
We decide and rearrange
Nothing lasts forever, anyway
 
I’m driving in my Japanese car
Smelling freedom on the road is hard in here
But it must be the foretaste of some glory days
 
You say confiding suits my age
I’ll make the grade whatever I grasp at
I am young, I will not fail
Fate ruins tactics, anyway
 
You say wandering suits my age
I zigzag with my suitcase
Preparing to leave while I stay
My home is somewhere on the highway
 
I’m driving in my Japanese car…
 
You say drifting suits my age
I’m a bird of passage
You say nothing is set in stone
But I got used to you, love
Loving suits my age, so
Tonight I’ll stay with you, love
 
I’m driving in my Japanese car…
 
 
Carousel Ride
Lyrics & music: Franziska Günther
Arrangement: Ian Vance Melrose
 
A thunderstorm is choking sunny blue skies
Palm tree postcards yellow over time
Seasons come and go, so do the tides
Movie curtains fall, you leave on Sunday nights
 
Joni sings the soundtrack for bitter and sweet
Harlequins smile and sometimes they weep
Hellos are worth the goodbyes, for they can keep
Romance from fading into routine
 
You’re my oasis, you’re my home in what strangers call city life
Why do paths cross? Why shall lovers turn into passersby?
 
I bite my lip, I clench my fists
I give a smile on this carousel ride
You bite your lip, you clench your fists
You give a smile on this carousel ride
 
Open arms need someone to hug once in a while
Headaches and cocktails are taking turns clockwise
You don’t make the rules, neither do I
Movie curtains fall, you leave on Sunday nights
 
You’re my oasis, you’re my home in what strangers call city life
Why do paths cross? Why shall lovers turn into passersby?
Nothing is constant, but let’s just pretend that leaves are evergreen
Let’s skip conversation. I don’t care if part of us is just a dream
 
I bite my lip...
 
 
Angeline
Lyrics & music: Peter Jakk
Tuning: EADgbd
 
Some are riding some are fighting
In the name of Angeline
Some are killing some are dying
For the sake of Angeline
 
See her hair float like a river
Through a poor boys fantasy
Feel her slender arms embrace him
Reaching for his destiny
 
Some are getting old and withered
In the wake of Angeline
On her icy trace they slithered
Trying to follow Angeline
 
See her dark eyes burn like fire
Into every lonely heart
Leaving only dust and ashes
When that poor heart falls apart
 
See the poor boy walk the desert
Looking for his Angeline
Behind that flickering horizon
There she waits to be his queen