Lyrics of ROADMAP

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(1995) Glitterhouse GRCD 375

 
1. Drown (Kletezka)

I was raised up by the river
I’ve seen him floating anywhere
My Ma said take care of the water
It’s cold and deep, please don’t be there
But I went down to the river
And put my hand into the waves
The river said I am your brother
Come and lay down in my bed

Ask the river, ask the river
Are you my brother and my friend
Or will you catch me with your wet arms
So I shall soon be cold and dead

Then I’ll take you to the ocean
And show you things you never know
But I hear my mother’s crying
And I let the river flow
But Id like to know the feeling
To dive into the river’s bed
To cover up with torrent water
Lay on a mattress that is wet

2. Kerosene (Kletezka)

I was driving through the valley
One night in wintertime
I looked at my lucky dice
In the front of my car
I heard this song on the radio
Cracker sang about the Kerosene Hat
Once I was lucky, but tonight I felt blue
What happened the last days I can’t forget

I started thinking about Kerosene
That let the fire burn high
I was afraid of a big explosion
So my fire has to die
Then I felt lonesome like I never did
A long, long time before
And I drove through the valley
With Cracker on my radio

Cowboys are lonesome and cowboys are blue
That’s what the old cowboy said
But I ain’t no cowboy, I’m just a guy
With a couple of songs in my head
With the woman I love in my head

Most things in life can be repaired
That’s what you’re trying to do
You can break a glass and an ashtray
And sometimes you break a heart too
You can fix the glass
And forget about the ashtray
Please show that your feelings are true
So you might fix a broken heart too

3. Weeping Willows (Kletezka/Wiegandt)

Have you ever been up on the hill
In the shacks where poor children lived
Furniture from salvation army
And empty beer cans on the floor
Have you ever been up on the hill
The doors are open you can go in
The roomers are gone long ago
Everything is cluttered up with dust
Have you ever been...

Have you ever been up on the hill
In these forsaken shacks
Have you ever been to this place
Some weeping willows sway in the wind
Singing a sad lullaby
Have you ever been...

Have you ever been up on the hill
And in a corner you find a shabby teddy bear
But he can’t tell `bout the nasty things
Happened behind closed doors
You don’t know where are these kids
Hurt deep in their little hearts
Their sores will never be cured
And they won’t forget the awful moments
They had to suffer so many times
You don’t know...

Have you ever been up on the hill
In these forsaken shacks
Have you ever been to this place
Some weeping willows sway in the wind
Singing a sad lullaby
Have you ever been...

Maybe one day when you stroll along the main road
Of your lovely hometown
You will be faced by very tragic eyes
They will tell a story about despair and pain
Maybe one day...

4. Latest heartthrob (Kletezka)

I’m proud of the feeling
that everyone here is talking about my girl
about the clothes she wear
and the color of her hair
I’m talking about my girl
and I hope that she loves me
and I know that I’m happy
when she’s by my side

Do you know that she is sweet
like the smell of a warm rain
I’m talking about my girl
and no one else can imagine
what she means to me
I’m talking about my girl
The way she walks and the way she talks
there’s no doubt I’m talking about my girl
and she belongs to me like the sun to the moon
I’m talking about my girl

5. Poor Lonesome Boy (Wiegandt/Kletezka)

Poor lonesome boy, it’s O.K.
One day you’ll find a girl
She will love you, with all her heart
Lonesome boy, don’t be sad

A little boy came home from school
When his mom just left the farm
No goodbye and no excuse
He turned around with burning eyes
And ran deep in the cotton fields
Where his tears dripped down to the ground

He was raised by his grandma
She gave all her heart for him
Cried his tears so many times
But at 17 he said goodbye
Went to the city he dreamed of
Looking for his Ma, he never forgot

He found her in a honky-tonk
Stripping and singing for little money
Going with any man just for fun
And she had no friends, non one to care for
The only one she could count on
Was the bottle of deep brown Canadian Whiskey

She sat on a stool close to the bar
And he watched her from the distance
She turned around, a little sign of recognition
Gloomed in her eyes behind a curtain
She was trying to remember but the pain has to be
Washed away by Canadian Whiskey

The little boy left this sad place
He didn’t look back to the woman so strange
He wished to see her never again
But he still remembered the painful tears he cried
Dripped down to the ground in the cotton fields
At the secret place he cried his heart out

6. Meadow-saffron (Wiegandt/Kletezka)

In stormy nights when you wander through wet-backed streets
And from under a woolen cap look for a light
Don’t be afraid
You will meet a tall, warm-hearted stranger.
Under dark clouds and the rain is falling down
You are tightening your rain-coat look around every corner
Don’t be afraid
You will meet a tall, warm-hearted stranger

Like a meadow-saffron
Sneaking through the night
It’s fall, don’t be afraid
You will meet a tall, warm-hearted stranger

7. Summer’s coming soon (Wiegandt/Kletezka)

Christmas time is over
The new years has just began
Winter depression’s almost gone
The sun will shine again

There is a light, there is some hope
I know the summer is coming soon
There is a light and there is some hope
I know the summer is coming soon

Far from home in loneliness
There was a new adventure
A heart got lost from the beloved one
Who felt safe and warm at home

There is a light and there is some hope
I know the summer is coming soon
There is a light and there is some hope
I know the summer is coming soon

8. River Of No Return Part 2 (Wiegandt/Kletezka)

One night in a small club
A band was playing loud
Being in a good mood
I was dancing with the crowd
But my feelings changed
When the singer announced the next song
I can’t believe his words
I thought something must be wrong
"River of no return" he said
It’s dedicated to Kurt Cobain
Who shot himself to death last night

I can’t believe what he was saying
One second I was thinking
This is just another way
Of getting more attention making bad jokes
Is this the shift of being famous
Is this the way to say goodbye
You really couldn’t face the music
Now you get a gun and die
But the feeling in my stomach
Said that it was true
The words where exploding in my head
I’m feeling said and blue

They found him three days after
The day that he died
He had written a farewell letter
To his mother, wife and child
His mother said some weeks ago
After a breakdown
Welcome to the club of idiots
In the heaven of rock´n roll
It’s time for you to have a jam
With Jimmy, Janice and John
And all this people they burned out
But never, never faded away

9. True Love (Kletezka)

I searched for love and I searched for truth
And one day I thought I’d found it
You searched for hope and you searched for words
And you found a little love will grow up bigger

True love is hard to find, but I’m moving on

We left a long way behind our backs
And I hope we can keep the faith
But now it’s time to take a break
Just to remember where we are
I search for you, I miss your voice
I miss your skin, to feel it close
You search for truth, you search for love
You search for something brand-new

10. Ride (Kletezka)

We shall ride, we shall ride,
We shall ride, we shall ride
Ride across the country
Dive into the sea
Swim across the ocean
Yes, we dive into the sea
We have to leave the places that we love

We have to ride, ride away from this town
We have to go across the country to the sea
We have to swim, swim across the sea
You are less than 200 miles away
I have to ride, ride across the country
You are going to another continent
I have to swim, swim across the sea
We shall ride...
Driving on a bus, swim across the sea
Riding on a plane, sailing on a ship

We’re always looking for a better place outside
We have to ride, ride away from this town
We try to leave everything behind
We have to swim, swim across the sea
Another day, another time, another land
We have to ride, ride on an airplane
There is no message, that we have to transmit
We have to swim, swim across the sea

11. One and one (Tom Russell)

The sun's coming up on a small ranch down in Seminole, Texas
It's six in the morning - he's pouring his first drink
And the sun's coming up in a small town north of Omaha, Nebraska
She's washing out her clothes in a motel sink
Six hundred miles apart they've never been so close together
‘Cause right now they're sharing the very same thoughts
They're wonderin' how a sweet love die so easily
but the answer got to be lived it can't be thought

Once they were one and one
Once they had just begun
Two hearts beating together in a Texas night
But he has his alibis
And she had those wonderin' eyes
And soon it was through
Then one and one became two and two

The sun's going down in a small ranch down in Seminole, Texas
He's feeling 'bout as empty as the bottle on the kitchen floor
And the sun's going down on that small motel north of Omaha, Nebraska
She's trying not to listen to the lovers in the room next door

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