New York Mayday

Wake up to the sound of sirens
Hotel bed  - 27th floor
Traffic breaks the silence
maid's in the corridor
On channel nine there's show time
take a laugh with Donald Duck
New York in the springtime
half past eight o'clock
 
Silver birds cross the skyline
reflect the new day sun
Sylvester on channel forty-nine
pulls the trigger of his gun
nothing to be scared of
but off course no one can be sure
that's  what they  tell you 
walking out of the door
 
It´s the big green apple a  Mayday
Ants are busy in the core
New York  city  a  spring day
something  a Viking can explore
 
Breakfast on forty-seven
´nother peace of cake
elevators up to heaven
no coffee-break
The Empire  so fantastic
must be worth  a souvenir
King Kong made of plastic
you'll also find him here
 
 
Ballerinas on the  flagstones
Smiling shoeshine boys
distant  New York saxophones
support the traffic noise
contortionist performance
on a tabouret by the quay
make  your entrance
a trip across the sea
 
it´s the big green apple a Mayday.........
 
Locked  in the statue of Liberty
by a  circle line of school kids on excursion
rising up the winding stair
to the copperhead of the nation
 
Oh oh oh oh 
to feel the closeness
 
the everlasting torch light of  liberty
 
what a  place to be
what a sight to see
a new born world
 
through a crown pearl
gate of the immigrants
city of the ants
 
New York city
New York city
New York city
New York city a mayday

It´s You
 
Right here in front of me
at the subway entrance door
is it really you I see
the girl I knew before
what a certain change of style
though years have marked your face
I recognize that something wild
from your younger days
 
The curling on your lip
the twinkle in your eye
the way you still look hip
when you say bye bye
it´s you
shining clearly through
all the years and all the changes
we´ve been through
Baby it´s you
 
You were an experimental girl
with a revolutionary mind
went out to change the world
and leave the past behind
Now I meet you on the way back home 
to your surburban style
movin` slowly in a line
a life of killing time
 
Remember days in seventy three
when there was only you and me
a never ending posibility
we had our plans
we made our dreams
following  the stream
leading us to unknown destiny

Daddy`s Girl
 
Daddy`s drinking
A change of mind
Mamma`s thinking
One more time
Sister`s scared
Can`t stand no more
Someone´s there
To open the door
 
In the darkness
A sweet smell
Sticky fingers
They never tell
Strange feelings
Growing wild
She need an exit
for a while
 
Daddy`s girl
Leaving Daddy`s world
A place to hide
Out of sight
In the silence of the night
Who`s to blame
Such a shame
Daddy`s girl
Is leaving  Daddy`s world
 
She`s forced to be the little girl
Sitting on Daddy`s knee
But she want´s to recognize this world
As a place she`d like to be
 
Dawn is breaking
With a smile
Daddy`s taking on
A new lifestyle
The secrets
And the forgotten lies
Are in the liquid
Of her eyes

Stingy Andy
 
In my hometown
there was a man
a strange kind of man
called Stingy Andy
king of the garbage can
 
The rumours told
he was so cruel
he mistreat the children
against the rules
 
He lives alone in a shanty
close to the dumping ground
Stingy Andy
King of the garbage can
 
One day I met him on the street
I was nearly scared to death
he said don´t worry kid
don´t have to be afraid
 
here´s a pretty little thing for you
I found in the garbage can
A brand new Superman
you can fly away with him
 
And you can visit me in my shanty
close to the dumping ground
Remember -  Stingy Andy
King of the garbage can
 
Solo A
 
Even when my parents told me
not to be in touch with him
Stingy Andy
become my secret friend
 
I visit him in the shanty
close to the dumping ground
You know - Stingy Andy
King of the garbage can
Stingy Andy
My secret friend

My Mommy
 
MY MUMMY SHE’S GOT RUBY LIPS
AND SHE’S GOT RUBY NAILS
SHE BRINGS ME CHOCOLATE AND CHIPS
AND TELLS ME FAIRYTALES
 
SHE SING ME THAT SAME OLD SONG
WITH A LOUDSPEAKERVOICE
SHE PROMISED ME TO COME ALONG
BRINGING A SURPRISE
 
MY MUMMY OH MY MUMMY
SHE´S RATHER FANCIFUL
MY MUMMY OH MY MUMMY
SHE`S MY ONE-EYED -  BABY DOLL
 
MY MUMMY WEARS HER GOLDEN RINGS
AND PRETTY CRYSTAL SHOES
SHE TELLS ME FUNNY THINGS
AND GETTING ME CONFUSED
 
SOMETIMES SHE MIGHT BE SANTA CLAUS
RIDING ON A SLEIGH
I´M SURE SHE´LL COME AND TAKE ME HOME
ONE CHRISTMAS DAY
 
MY MUMMY OH MY MUMMY…..
 
MY MUMMY SHE IS OH SO SMART
SHE´S GOT A SPECIAL SMELL
SHE´S LIVING NEAR THE BOULEVARD
IN A BIG HOTEL
 
MY MUMMY OH MY MUMMY
SHE´S GOT SO MANY MEN
I GUESS THAT MY DADDY
IS MAYBE ONE OF THEM
 
MY MUMMY OH MY MUMMY………

Tender Hearted Woman

I a world of gamblers
I a world of games
Losers and winnrs
Simple-minded beginners
You`ll lose control
 
In a world of troubles
And invisible traps
Farsighted positions
cold-hearted missions
you may lose this way
 
on the end of the line
you may find
a Tender-Hearted Woman
who`ll  treat you so kind
she`ll make you feel shure
a love for ever more
Tender-Hearted woman
She gives You the cure
 
In a world of disasters
A neglected child
With broken illusions
Evil conclusions
Growing wild
 
In this world of anger
Where nobody cares
For one another
Sister ad brother
You may lose your way

Give Me the Right
 
Give me the right - to take a ride
Give me the right - to set my sight
Give me the right to seek my  goal
Give me the right to lose control
 
Give me the right - to face the fear
Give me the right - to feel you`re near
give me the right to live in my time
it aint such a terrible crime
 
Give me the right to discover
you know I do the very best I can
Give me the right to leave this cover
give me the right to be what I am
 
Give me the right - Give me the right
Give me the right - Give me the right
 
Give me the right - to be my best guide
Give me the right - to be fit for fight
I´ve got the right  - to live in my time
it aint such a terrible crime

Forever Roses
 
When I stepped into Graceland
My headphone guide is on
Makes me understand
The essence of a song
Guitars in the entry
Grand piano in the music room
Easy to imagine
Priscilla`s coming soon
 
Now she`s  in my ear
And he is on the screen
I`m standing here
Somewhere in between
The automated kitchen
The favorite jungle chair
I feel surrounded
There`s  magic in the air
 
The million selling records
Built the wall of gold
Tells the greatest story
In rock`n  roll
Memories saved
Forever roses on the grave
 
Young and ambitious
Drove in to town
Wants to surprise
Mommy with a song
A country boy get famous
Soon as he start to sing
That`s  how it all began
The legend of the King

Drink Standing
 
I knew an old Bricklayer
He gave me a code
He said don`t worry
When You travel this road
Keep moving keep searching
And what ever comes around
Drink standing and keep your feet
Firmly on the ground
 
I walked through the valleys
Of my childhood and youth
Through mazes of alleys
In search for the truth
To live like a hobo
Was an easy choice
Yes I`ll always remember
The Bricklayers advice
 
Drink standing my son drink standing
Keep your feet firmly on the ground
Cause when you drink standing
You can always move on
 
Sure I like to drink
In good company
I likke the high jinks
It set`s my thoughts free
But in the happy hour
When I´m cheering with the guys
I often forget
The Bricklayers advice
 
Now I´m a father
And I have a son
I wish him god luck
And a whole lot of fun
Learning by doing
Making a choice
And always remember
The Bricklayers advice

When the Parents were Young
 
There was a lot of Marihuana
And love I the air
Hundreds of roads
That lead to somewhere
There was a dream to build upon
And a will to carry on
 
There was a longing for freedom
A longing for peace
A searching for truth
A searching for keys
There was a reason to believe
A world to percieve
 
They walked on the moon
And flew into space
They got out of tune
Leaving their base
And the rising was just begun
When the parents were young
 
There was a wall in Berlin
A war in Vietnam
United Nations
And good uncle Sam
The red ones in the east
A world against the Beast
 
There was questions and answers
No one could tell
Children with flowers
That walked into hell
And those who still are bound
Safely to the ground

The Shut Down Moment
 
Shut down the TV - the telephone line
tune out the world - in this moment of time
whatever will come - don't ask me why
we are here alone - just you and I
 
The Kids are sleeping
Thoughts fading away
nothing to say
in this shut down moment of our day
 
You were so busy - arriving to late
I was sorry had no time to wait
after the race - we need a space
a loving embrace
 
The Kids are sleeping
Thoughts fading away
nothing to say
in this shut down moment of our day
 
Like leaves after a thunderstorm
silently falling to the ground
tomorrow has only begun
and we're on our way