6.2.2016

Becoming

[Version: 0.9.3]


Things are good when they come,
they're different when they're done.

Things may look like children's play,
they become hard work when they stay.

Things wide open in space,
a scenery you cannot trace.

Refrain

Living in the now and here,
past and future, the mind swept clear.
It's a one way road, no U-turn anywhere,
no matter what, you're gonna go from here to there.

Searching for a home, another Itaca,
traveling thousands miles thru Africa.

Verses

People looking scared and unsure,
there might be more beauty than you can endure.

People on the brink of death,
standing up and keep on going nevertheless

People's life in poverty,
The few they have, they share it equally.

Refrain

Living in the now and here,
[etc.]
Let things and people stay the way they are,
traveling thousands miles thru Africa.


Music & Lyrics by Michael Michaelis

Michael Michaelis: Vocals, Accustic & Electric Guitars, Piano, Bass, Cymbals & HiHat, Percussion, Drum Programming (Bass Drum, Snare, Toms).

Recorded and edited proudly using Cubase.

Dedicated to my fellow travelers, Cape Town - Johannesburg, 4.800km, 11.9. - 4.10.2015


[All Rights reserved. © Michael Michaelis, 2016]

Echos

[Version: 0.9]


Back those days I used to knock at your door,
never worried you won't open up anymore.
I used to wave my goodbyes every now and then,
wish I could do that again.

I always had my own ways and means,
we didn't shared the same kind of dreams,
our lives were linked in some twisted ways,
but that was then, back in the days.

If we'd run into each other now,
we'd be just strangers somehow,
we wouldn't know how to look at each other at all,
never figure why we fall.

Refrain

There is a shadow all around,
echoes of a love I haven't found.
There is a face in the dark,
a faded image I can barely mark.


Music & Lyrics by Michael Michaelis

Michael Michaelis: Vocals, Accustic Guitars, Bass, Cymbals, Percussion, Drum Programming (Bass Drum, Toms).

Recorded and edited proudly using Cubase.


[All Rights reserved. © Michael Michaelis, 2016]

22.12.2015

Songtext - Lies

I'm an honorable merchant, and all I tell is true,
the best friend I ever found is you,
give me some money for my fairy tale,
'cause I'm poor and have nothing but my lies on sale.

Refrain

Everybody lies
just as well as everybody dies.
But it's not a lie if truth would kill,
but even so remains an empty space a liar cannot fill.

Verses

I'll tell you stories of a better future for us all,
I'll lead you there if you make the call,
voice your wishes and I tell you every lie,
'cause I want that power, your applause as alibi.

I love you is what I want you to believe,
I make a vow I'll never leave,
I know it better since you're not my first,
but you'd lie the same if the roles would be reversed.


[Written tonight in my Riad in Marrakech. The first verse has a subtitle: "The Merchant In The Souks"]

26.11.2015

Songtext - Echoes

Back those days I used to knock at your door,
never worried you won't open up anymore.
I used to wave my goodbyes every now and then,
wish I could do that again.

I always had my own ways and means,
we didn't shared the same kind of dreams,
our lives were linked in some twisted ways,
but that was then, back in the days.

If we'd run into each other now,
we'd be just strangers somehow,
we wouldn't know how to look at each other at all,
never figure why we fall.

Refrain

There is a shadow all around,
echoes of a love I haven't found.
There is a face in the dark,
a faded image I can barely mark.

6.11.2015

Songtext - Child Of My Time

I'm living in a village, within a city wall,
bound to a sphere dim-witted and small.
It's a small town called modern times,
which was a good place betimes.

Refrain

I'm a child of my time,
bound by rules that aren't mine,
mother history teaches me what's true,
father zeitgeist tells me what to do.

Verses

The world is on a mad doctor's spin,
the black hats are about to win.
I'm not wearing white either, though,
I play my role in an undirected show.

My hat is well-fitting and gray,
I want a live, so I have nowhere to stay
but mingling with the bad guys,
becoming part of their lies.

The world is covered by a translucent sheet,
which carries more weight than you'll ever concede,
you can fight it, but no one ever wins,
it's a sheet made of our fathers' sins.


28.10.2015

Guthrie Govan

Guthrie Govan ist, auf den ersten Blick, ein klassischer Shredder. Die Virtuosität, die Govan hinlegt, überschreitet dabei so ziemlich alles, was ich bisher gehört habe. Wenn man etwas genauer hinhört, ist das aber nicht einfach nur auf technischer Ebene verblüffendes Teufelszeug, sondern macht auch musikalischen Sinn (wobei ich jene Gitarristen, die über etwas komplexeres musikalisches Material wie selbstverständlich improvisieren, immer noch vorziehe).


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