LAKE TEAR OF THE CLOUDS

 

1. DIFFERENT THIS TIME

 

This spot, this spot

it’s all for you

and even if you don’t come

tonight

it’s still for you

my eyes these eyes these days

I got for you

and even if I don’t get to see you

I’m envisioning all kinds of things

 

I stand by my reasons

for wanting you

it may sound simple

but for me it’s new

 

I wanna do right by you

I wanna tend to your wounds

I am interested in a love that soothes

 

‘cause I been through some rounds before

when my heart was hungering for

love I couldn’t let through

baby baby baby I want it to be different with you

 

(whistle solo)

 

I stand by my reason

for wanting you

it may sound simple

but for me it’s new

 

however long we shall be

listen to me

I won’t make a fool of you darling

 

I’ve been the one to lose my time

in the smile of a lie

I’m not looking behind

 

baby I

want it to be different this time

this time

 

2. TOKYO KYOTO

 

Empty temples

impress

the imperial

temptress

they’d endow

the flowerless

trees

 

Tokyo Kyoto

and back to freeze

my little bud

you who cannot say please

 

you won’t see me upon your release

you won’t see me upon your release

 

Tokyo Kyoto

and back to freeze

 

ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh

 

Meet me back in valen-time

I’d ask you to be mine

all mine

but now my darlin’ 

you can’t stay long

I’m sending you off

with love in this song

 

you won’t be joining

in this race

I’ll be wondering

all around your face

 

Tokyo Kyoto

we’ll have those days

Tokyo Kyoto

we’ll have those days

 

ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh x2

 

3. MAN ON MY MIND

 

Oh baby it’s no big deal

However it is I feel

you were just the man on my mind

in a particular time

 

I know I projected onto you

my own colorful reel

I simply had man on my mind

and you delivered the lines

 

so fine

so fine

ooh ooh ooh

 

between the shootings and spills

behind the scenes it’s too real

after the ending

we fall into the streets

the daylight’s blinding

the daylight’s blinding

 

where do you go

if I get to know you

I don’t think I

really want to

lose you

 

ooh ooh

 

but baby it’s no big deal

however it is I feel

you were just the man on my mind

and you delivered the lines

it was a turbulent time

and I know things don’t always

turn out fine

fine

 

4. CICADA

 

In seventeen

summers they’ll be

ready to

sing out a heart

no matter whose are

splitting apart

ah ha ha ha

 

turn me in

to the garden already

you can fight over my body

I’ll keep on growing

 

ah ha ha

ah ha ha ha ha x2

 

thank you for your nurture

I’m getting to know my nature

nobody wants to be unkind

 

but we’re wild wild wild wild

we’re wild wild wild wild x2

 

(synth solo)

 

I felt my soul

taking the controls

tugging at the leaves

bending all the trees

there was nothing I

could do

 

5. WHO AM I TO TELL YOU

 

I was the kid

you already knew what you did

and I was just looking where you pointed

 

you played the man

entitled to your secret plans

I knew they weren’t for me to understand

 

who was I to tell you

how to treat a lady?

all I knew to do

was how to be your baby

 

I was growing around

your shape and your sound

didn’t know what I’d lost

only knew what I’d found

 

trying to keep up

I didn’t want to bring you down

little did I know

I was gaining ground

my own ground

 

who am I to tell you

how to treat a lady?

now after all that I ain’t your baby x2

 

(mellotron solo) 

 

who am I to tell you

how to treat a lady?

now after all that I ain’t your baby x2

 

6. BILLIONS

 

You love us best like stars

in the night

billions and billions of

white lights

but I’m trying to see only you

it hurts my eyes

it doesn’t suit

the medium or the mood

 

I keep losing you

 

I’ve spent so long

in a silent space scream

now I’ve forgotten how it feels

to know someone’s listening

 

I’m not getting through x3

 

so here we are

ever far

apart like stars

forever

 

and here we stay

just out of range

until we’re done

and we blow out all our kisses at once

and we blow out all our kisses at once

 

7. I HAVE A WOMAN INSIDE MY SOUL (by Yoko Ono)

 

I have a woman inside my soul

her eyes somber and sad

she waves her hand

to try to reach me

but I don’t know what she says

 

I wish I knew what she says

I wish I knew what she wants

I wish I knew what she says to me

I wish I knew what she means to me

 

I see an asphalt road inside my soul

it’s pale even in a warm summer’s day

it stretches into the mist and calls me

but I don’t know what it takes

 

I wish I knew what it takes

I wish I knew what it gives

I wish I knew what it says to me

I wish I knew what it means to me

 

I feel a snow covering inside my soul

it’s hard shining in shades of grey

no footsteps ever made their marks

and I don’t know when it melts

 

I wish I knew when it melts (I wish I knew)

I wish I knew when it happens (I wish I knew)

I wish I knew if it happens at all (I wish I knew)

I wish I knew what it means to me (I wish I knew)

 

I hear a stream running inside my soul

it’s cold and clear and it carries a tune

but I don’t know what it sings and tell me

I don’t know where it goes

 

I wish I knew what it sings (I wish I knew)

I wish I knew where it goes (I wish I knew)

I wish I knew what it sings (I wish I knew)

I wish I knew where it goes (I wish I knew)

 

8. YOU GOT ME

 

I’ve learned and I’ve forgotten

so many things

been spun around and around

on your orbit rings

 

and I wanna know

how are you so steady?

oh right you never drink the punch at

anybody’s party

 

well me I’ll drink

most anything offered to me

I don’t always choose to do right

by my body

but I want for most what isn’t given freely

 

that’s how you got me

for the cup always facing up

never looks empty

 

oh you got me

oh how you got me

 

(whistle solo) 

 

I ran to you in such a rush

that I forgot to bring my own cup

 

oh you got me

and you’ll keep some of me

but it’s time I get back

to the party