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A Ruby in Blue

A dash of tears on my shirt
This transitory souvenir
What’s a tear but a tear
Once it’s hitting the dirt

Should have been glad
To call you mine
But I’m spoiling my life by
Searching for a ruby in blue

You said that I was mistaking
That breaking up was all wrong
Then I was feeling so strong
Now I feel the earth quaking

I enjoy all the wrong
In my search for the right
Today I feel that you might
Have been the right all along

Should have been glad
To call you mine
But I’m spoiling my life by
Searching for a ruby in blue

A Ruby In Blue - A Ruby In Blue

Can't You see

I feel the heartbeat of my mother,
Soothing, safely in her womb
Now will I ever find another
Place as safe before my tomb

‘Cause what I see
makes me wanna scream:
Can’t you see lover?
Can’t you see what’s going on
Can’t you see lover?
Can’t you see what’s going wrong
Can’t you see?

Child’s play was easy going
Easy, had no rent to pay
Games got harsh, the gardens gutted
Dark signs paving all my way

You’d think the walls, when you grow older,
Shrank, but they get taller, too
Will I succeed, will I surrender
Challenged every day anew

I feel the heartbeat of my mother,
Soothing, safely in her womb
Now will I ever find another
Place as safe before my tomb

Can't You See (What's Going On) - A Ruby In Blue

Coward

I see you there at the bar
Holding on to your drink
You look out for someone
A minute to think

Is she hard to impress
Is she due for control
Does my shirt fit tight
You’re playing!

Come on and let
your pants d’ down…
You’re such a coward!

I see you there at your job
With your boss on golf-links
There’s someone who speaks out
What everyone thinks

Then you reckon what’s good
For your own damn career
So you say no word
You’re playing!

Come on and let
your pants d’ down…
You’re such a coward!

I see me there in the streets
For a nice sunday walk
Some guys come up to me
They just want to talk

We smash you into the wall
You fuckin faggotty fuck
I cannot open my mouth
Who’s playing?

Come on and let
your pants d’ down…
You’re such a coward!

Coward - A Ruby In Blue

Delayed Departure

Hazy, grey, a brumous time
It´s not the day to go for a walk
I run out, want to take the bus
Before I ask one lady says:

“Delayed departure”

I look at her as I wonder
Her shirt is green, her skirt is blue
Why do these colours make me pause
I walk back home, give you a call
“I´ll be late” is what I say
“I stay at home” is what I mean

Delayed departure.

I take your photo off the sideboard
On its back it says “I love You”
Oh well, it shows this night in August
The woods were green, the lake was blue
We loved our dance in the water
Intimate, cozy, close

Delayed departure.

I hesitate in my thoughts:
Am I better off alone?
And I don´t know if I´ll regret
But I digress my course with You
Cause like the boats on the blue lake
I see our kinship sail away

Delayed departure!

I miss the lady with the blue skirt
As I sit here all alone…

Delayed Departure - A Ruby In Blue

Illusions

Lost in memories
I can clearly hear your voice
You say: „Please,
take my hand, but let me go…“

I look straight down
Through the flowers of your choice
Thoughts fly round and round
In my head and in one flow

What is left are reveries
I can´t change and I know
It´s an illusion
But please give me that smile again
And a kiss or a touch
Illusions
make me feel you´re here again

I walk past the stones
Step aside from your tomb
Frozen blood and bones
Make me shiver, remembering the keen

A look up – my temper is aglow
Beautiful – the yard is green
And it seems so long ago
I was lost in time, tone and room

What is left are reveries
I can´t change and I know
It´s an illusion
But please give me that smile again
And a kiss or a touch
Illusions
make me feel you´re here again

Illusions - A Ruby In Blue

Interrupted

You take a step get interrupted
The fall winds blow into your face
You wanna move get interrupted
The world retards Your inner pace

You aim ahead get interrupted
A something pulls You off the track
You’re paralyzed got interrupted
Feel like a hamstringed jumpin’ jack

What keeps me from moving on
Who is it
Why is it
What if here I don’t belong
Who is it
Why is it
Get interrupted

You wonder why get interrupted
Was life too fast the nights too long
You give a fuck get interrupted
You want no break keep speeding on

But you are tied got interrupted
You’re forced to take a look inside
You realise you’re interrupted
To see things in a different light

Interrupted (Tryptich I) - EP - The Snoopy Lads

It's Raining (Daily Raining)

It´s raining
Daily raining
My mind is dry
But my heart is wet

I drink another beer
Sitting in my bed
Thinking to myself

Why have the birds stopped singing
Has the earth stopped spinning
How dare the sun
Now show its radiant surface

When will the clouds bear thunder
Will the moon hide under
The veil of debris
In the last of hours

It´s raining
Ever raining
I’m wondering
How I feel so sad

It´s raining
Daily raining
My mind is dry
But my heart is wet

When will the clouds bear thunder
Will the moon hide under
The veil of debris
In the last of hours

And yet i see a shining
Far away entwining
My soul my mind
And then my whole existence

It´s raining
Simply raining
I’m wondering
Why I feel so glad

It´s raining
Daily raining
My is heart dry
But my mind is wet…

It's Raining - A Ruby In Blue

Listen to the Silence

On a funeral would you laugh out loud
To a church would you go and fuck
I wonder if you’d had your doubts
When you burned your rubber duck

So why’s it that you’re asking me
What my thoughts are just right now
I’m lying here, only you with me
You’re not asking for a vow!?

Don´t talk to me
I´m listening to the silence in my head
Don´t You even whisper
Listen to the silence instead

I feel like I’m not from this world
I’m not on this planet now
Reason has drained out of me
I am not up for a row

Don´t talk to me
I´m listening to the silence in my head
Don´t You even whisper
Listen to the silence instead

Moments of intimacy
They are rare, so keep them dear
Just leave it, don’t destroy it, see
Things have never been so clear

Listen to the Silence - A Ruby In Blue

Little Drummer Boy

You have spent all your golden years
Waving flags, counting senseless tears
Joined the war as an upright son
Hit man is dead, so well, you took the gun

Where´re you at, little Drummer Boy
Were the foregone words your last goodbye
You have seen a thousand dying men
Will You ever, ever play again

Little Drummer Boy, play!
Handsome Drummer Boy, play!
Loving Drummer Boy, play!
Giving Drummer Boy, play!

I have missed you for moons and years
On my mind my childish tears
Disjoined the war as a righteous man
Weapons and arms in my ban

Oh, I was in love, little Drummer Boy
Could never express my last goodbye
And the longing will always remain
Will You ever, ever play again

Little Drummer Boy, play!
Handsome Drummer Boy, play!
Loving Drummer Boy, play!
Giving Drummer Boy, play!

I come back to my native place
Fall into a state of deep disgrace
Mum is dead. Well, just as Dad.
Our house seems to moan, garden´s overgrown

On the lawn my search begins
In between tin soldiers’ limbs
I find you with a desperate look
Lying lonesome in my sandpit´s nook

Little Drummer Boy - A Ruby In Blue

Pandora's Box

Like opening Pandora’s Box
Letters that escaped your mind
Emotions you had left behind
Baleful spirits burst the locks

You’re falling down…

Like opening Pandora’s Box
Past goes present, present is past
Heavy locks were meant to last
There’s no Master of the Clocks

You’re falling down…

Like opening Pandora’s Box
You put your paradise at risk
Amnesia is a celestial bliss
A solid wall of granite rocks

You’re falling down…

You know you should have left the town
`Stead of opening Pandora’s Box
Jealousy is a sligh old fox
Which leaves no option but to drown

You’re falling down…

Pandora's Box - A Ruby In Blue

Resilience

It’s in the night in the silence
When I feel
Like something’s wrong in the picture
I’m not real

It’s when I know no one’s with me
Any more
I’m hard to crack keep on trying
More than ever
More than ever

It’s in the light from a distance
Where I see
That I am not on my radar
Dream surreal

It’s when I sharpen my senses
Open mind
A seismographic transmitter
In a deep dark ocean

Resilience
Is the key to the core
Protective
Lighthouse on a rough shore
Guiding safely to my haven
Resilience of the heart

It’s in the night in the silence…

Resilience (Triptych II) - The Snoopy Lads

Sun

Grey walls and pale faces
Cold coloured town
Short days endless nights
Furnish your face with a frown

Awaiting a clear warm day
When icicles thaw
A blue chill down your neck
Perfidious ruffian claw

And every time again
You think it’ll never end
And every time again
You think it’ll never end

But then the sun comes out
Embracing you
And then the sun comes out
And shines on you

Sun - The Snoopy Lads & Lime & Bastian

Waltz on a 4-4 Time Beat

Movin’
Different from the others
Don’t stop
And let the numb crowd bother

Our moment has come
So we dance our waltz
On a four-four time beat

Let go
Of your fears and grievin’
Move on
Odds shall now be even

For our moment has come
So we dance our waltz
On a four-four time beat

Movin’
Don’t be shy – no reason
Our groove is
Flavour of the season

Our moment has come
So we dance our waltz
On a four-four time beat

Waltz On a 4-4 Time Beat - A Ruby In Blue