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Lyrics

Journey

rolling down the hill

lyrics: alex hanafi & nikki northcott
this space – stars for sale
this house – empty
broken halos – pieces for sale
this dream – sold out

a little purple in your words
a halo in your hand
you sell a star to me
and it hurled me
down the hill

I felt it somewhere in between
suddenly it went ahead
and things that
might be different
will be different
I hear the scientist say
“I have the masterplan.
it’s only natural technic
that hurts”
it feels like that

I wanna fall
but I can’t move
I swear there is no sense
everything we’ve
done and said
makes no difference

let your soul fly,
let your soul, soul fly
I got your picture deep inside
I thought when I saw it last
that’s you
I feel your eyes
at this point in time
make real the ghosts of us
we’re struggling
and losing
we’re holding on time
and let the lights burn down

I wanna run
but I can’t move
I swear there is no sense
everything we’ve
done and said
makes us real again

I’m rolling down the hill
this is now
somewhere in the century
I’m rolling down the hill
I’m only happy
when I leave you

I’m rolling down the hill
this is now
somewhere in the century
I’m rolling down the hill
I’m only happy
when you leave me

I’m rolling down the hill
take a stride
my favourite heart
everyone hates me so why do I
you leave me
I feel lonely
take a stride
my favourite heart
you leave me
I feel lonely
so why do I

I’m rolling down the hill
this is now
somewhere in the century
I’m rolling upside down
I’m only happy
when I leave you

rolling down the hill
rolling upside down

 

 

perfect island 

lyrics: alex hanafi & nikki northcott
cry her a river
but it always grieves,
when a love leaves
this much I know
you choke back your tears
you wish back those years
accusing why don’t you,
why don’t you
feel fire in your stomach
and you hate yourself

these open roads
take it all away

I know the perfect island
where the sun shines
on your skin
the perfect sun sets on us
don’t beat so fast my heart
be still my lonely raging heart

they say that life is a journey
and no destination
that’s why I’m stranded
on your shore
it hurts and we scream
and we cast it away
a million prayers left unheard
as night turns to day

these open roads
take it all away
you’re the perfect island
you’re the sunshine
on my skin
you’re the perfect island to me
don’t beat so fast my heart
be still my lonely raging heart

you’re the perfect island
under the sun
an island of music
don’t wave me goodbye

don’t wave me goodbye
the tide is turning
never talk to you again
never laugh with you again
never cry with you again
never hold you again
never be perfect
with you again
this much I know

you’re the perfect island
you’re the sunshine
on my skin
you’re the perfect island to me
don’t beat so fast my heart
be still my lonely raging heart

chase me all around the world




 

 

rollercoaster overload

lyrics: alex hanafi & nikki northcott
this house is empty
at least we failed
what was planned
as a “new world”
has become an old

and soon we’ll miss
while we’re making new plans
we are what we are
I am what I am

suns of ice
melting in my heart
this crystal object in your face
called “teardrop in your eyes”

betrayed
so what do you say
and soon you’ll lose your faith

drive in the darkness
switch off the lights
let your heart roll in silence
freefalling again

it’s a rollercoaster overload
I’m too tired to fly
I’m too tired to lie
it’s a rollercoaster overload
I am tired of me
I’m too tired to feel
when I’m in the kitchen
or in the living room
everywhere is the ghost of you
in all the things I do

“I’m losing you”
said the blind to the deaf
let’s make some plans
tomorrow it will pass

a dark place in my head
makes me live again
in this rollercoaster overload
it opens new ways again

stay
so what do you say
and soon you’ll lose your faith

drive in the darkness
switch off the lights
let your heart roll in silence
freefalling again

it’s a rollercoaster overload
I’m too tired to fly
I’m too tired to lie
it’s a rollercoaster overload
I am tired of me
I’m too tired to feel
I touch your face
and say goodbye
almost reason why
why

I send a message into space
so many places
we have been
lonely

it’s just the same
we crossed the line
and all the battles
and campaigns
calling you

it’s such a force
your inner arms
I hold you tight
to say goodbye
so lonely

say it’s you
you feel it’s all ok
this power kills the pain
say
it’s me again
say it again
say it again


 

 

perfect island reprise

lyrics: alex hanafi & nikki northcott
cry her a river
but it always grieves
these lonely sunsets
this much I know

you choke back your tears
whish back those years
but life is a journey
and no destination

so wave her goodbye
these open roads

I know the perfect island
where the sun shines
on my skin

you’re the perfect island
you’re the sunshine
on my skin

a perfect island...

it’s in your face
cry her a river
these lonely sunsets
these lonely sunsets
it’s just a journey

goodbye

 

 

 

 

snowblind

lyrics: alex hanafi & nikki northcott
you burn down babylon
with the fires of your gods
with rivers of tears
go - make the news today

your words are like bullets
and I take mine
and I defend myself

I promise to defend myself
until it hurts no more
it hurts no more
and I don’t know how
and I don’t know how

and I keep the fires alive for you
I keep the fires alive for you
I’m snowblind
I am snowblind
I keep the fires alive for you
only for you

you’re out of town
but I know where you live
I come to you
on the data-highway
I am the shadow at your bed

now put on the dress
let us dance in black
how I miss you right here
how I miss you right here

until it hurts no more
it hurts no more
and I don’t know how
and I don’t know how

let it rain
let it rain

and I keep the fires alive for you
I keep the fires alive for you
I’m snowblind
I am snowblind
I keep the fires alive for you

and I see the perfect sunset
and I’m dealing with my faith
and I turn and hurt
and scratch myself
absolutely overdosed

and everything I know
is wrong
cause everything I feel is real
and I scratch and hurt and
scream for nothing
and I learn about myself

and I keep the fire alive for you
I keep the fire alive for you
I’m snowblind
I am snowblind
I keep the fire alive for you
only for you

with the universe inside
energy without
first you create stars
and then you blow them out
the tenderness
and the innocence
the aftertaste of you
you go and I
that’s how it feels
until it hurts
it hurts

it hurts me once or twice
since you went away
there’s a suitcase
in an empty room
no one knows
where the future grows

you went away with
everything I miss
no more “hi’s” and
“say goodbye’s”
no more phone calls
in the night

it hurts me once or twice
since you went away
there’s an empty, empty,
empty heart instead

it hurts me once or twice
since you went away
there’s a suitcase in
an empty room

you leave
you leave

 

 

your heart is yours

lyrics: alex hanafi & nikki northcott
the spirit moves
the spirit changes
here in these arms
I feel safe
I feel safe
alone at home
we start to drift
I hear you call
guess it’s my name
I guess it’s mine

between the waves
we try to swim
nothing’s left we used to say
we used to say

and I turn to you
what have you been saying
whilst time’s changed my face

your heart is god
your heart is blood
your heart is love
your heart is yours
your heart is true
the heart you feel
this heart is real
your heart is yours

I feel safe, so safe
the spirit changes
the spirit moves
here in this world
I feel approved
so approved
once I flew like Peter Pan
I flew too high
that’s all I’ve done
to Neverland

and I turn to you
what have you been saying
someday
we all lose our faith

your heart is god
your heart is blood
your heart is love
your heart is yours
your heart is true
the heart you feel
this heart is real
your heart is yours
your heart’s the way
this heart is real
your heart is yours

your heart is god
your heart is blood
your heart is love
your heart is yours
the heart you feel
this heart is real
your heart is yours

I hold a picture of you
in my hand
and wonder
when I saw this last

 

 

circus seraphina

lyrics: chris kraft
tempting Seraphina
the circus comes to town
everybody’s anxious about it

everyone is going there
although it is not right
they’re coming to adore
but losing strength of mind

dearest Seraphina
the queen of the night
you’re spreading your poison
I want more of that kind

there was a time
we felt the wind for a while
never so close, never so far,
we’re gonna fly
isn’t it time, come on
I’ll take you for a ride
follow the sun,
over the clouds,
we flee the night

into the night

dearest Seraphina
infected the whole town
everybody’s paralysed

giving it all up
to get it all out
you’re playing
with their minds
possessing all the dreams
addicted for all time
blackest Seraphina
you’re the sense in my life
please come to seduce me
I’m not yet satisfied
satisfied…

there was a time...

isn’t it time
to melt our skins for a while
rising high, into the light
into the light

all the people
go there although
they see it is not right
it is not right,
they’ve seen it all
everybody worships her
although they know
it is not right
it is not right
that they go to Seraphina

Seraphina
lovely Seraphina
I see myself with her
dressed up in her colours
so beautiful
I know that she hurts you
she’s so perfectly untrue
possessing all your sorrows
she calles I think I will

lonely Seraphina
you’re the war of my life
please come around
to hold me
I’m not yet satisfied
I’m not yet satisfied

there was a time...

isn’t it time
to melt our skins for a while
rising high, into the light
into the light

in the attic...
spent her whole childhood
in the attic...

there was a time
we felt the wind for a while
never so close never so far
we’re gonna fly

everlast – neverlast
this is your life – sometimes
staying here – without fear
no more fear – no more

there was a time
we felt the wind for a while
never so close, never so far
there was a time
we felt the wind for a while
never so far
into the night