Cars & Cars

 (Nits)


In the mirrors of this house

I've seen your face

A thousand times or more

In the corners of your room

I've seen your face

A thousand times or more


In the darkness of the town

I've seen the wheels a-turning

I'll be gone

In the darkness of your room

You've heard the wheels a-turning

I'll be gone

In


Cars & Cars

Cars & Cars going faster


In the mirrors of this house

I've seen your face

A thousand times or more

In the darkness of your room

You've heard the wheels a-turning

I'll be gone

In


Cars & Cars

Cars & Cars going faster



Ting


I am waiting

At the bus stop

 'TING TING'

With my girlfriend

She is pregnant

Like a raindrop

 'TING TING'

And the donkey

And the bull

Are standing next to me

 'TING TING'

'Here comes the rain'

 'TING TING'

I am walking

With the blind man

I am talking

To the deaf man

 'TING TING'

Here comes the rain

Here comes the bicycle

Here comes the girl

here comes the child

 'TING TING'



Soap Bubble Box



I saw a box in New York

Inside the MOMA

Clay pipe and cork

It's a soap bubble

It's a soap bubble


I saw a map of the moon

Cut out of camels

Tin spoon

It's a soap bubble

It's a soap bubble


He is walking very slow through

Manhattan


In the snow

Joseph Cornell


I saw an egg painted blue

Rhinestones in 4 rows of 2

It's a soap bubble

It's a soap bubble


BOX



Fire in My Head


In a Swiss town by the lake

Fall down like a white snowflake

There's a fire in

A fire in my head


Roll on like a stone in a field

I've got a home but I've got no shield

There's a fire in

A fire in my head


Saint George and the Dragon fight

In a church by candlelight

There's a fire in

A fire in my head


All the birds in the waving tree

Look down and they sing for me

There's a fire in

A fire in my head


All the angels falling down

In the smoke above this town

There's a fire in

A fire in my head



House on the Hill


I saw the house on the hill

It burned like a tree

In an endless night

Tell me river when the fire ends

Tell me fire where the river bends


I had a vision of my house

It turned into a flame

On the riverside

Tell me fire where the river bends

Tell me river when the fire ends


Tears are falling down

Like a river through a town

Where I saw the house on the hill


Something in my mind's eye said

I was afraid

Something in the late sky said

I was returning

Back into the river

Where I once had sailed

Back into the fire

Where I was not burning


I saw the house on the hill

It bloomed like a flower

In the summer rain

Tell me fire where the river bends

Tell me river when the fire ends



Christine's World


On a sunday morning

The bus is stopping

At the espresso bar

She's stepping out

Into the light and disappears


Christine you're in a dream

Oh Christine


'I like to buy a postcard

 Of the falls

 And send it home

 When he calls

 I will keep it as a bookmark

 For I keep forgetting all the words'


Christine you're in a dream

Oh Christine


On a sunday night

The bus is leaving

At the espresso bar

She sits behind the window

And waves 'goodbye'


Christine you're in a dream

Oh Christine



Bus


[Instrumental]



River


So many years

And the river flows down

So many

It is hard to count them

And so many years

I am standing there

On this stone bridge

Now

Like sand flows

Through my fingers

The water flows under me

So forgotten in the city smoke

So many years

I've tried to find a photograph

Taken somewhere here

It's a sad day

Sand through my fingers

Time

Same old river


Now

You

Smile



Tree Is Falling


When I was a young boy

I was swimming in the river

Drinking the water

When I was young


When she was a young girl

She was diving in the water

Drinking the river

When she was young


Tree is falling

And I'm standing


I'm still living


When I was a young boy

I was living in the city

Watching the river

When I was young


When she was a young girl

She was walking through a wood

Picking the flowers

When she was young



White Night


How many years I waited


How many years you walked


In my raincoat and my shoes


On a bright day


Like a white night



How many days I listened


How many days you talked


In my raincoat and my shoes


On a bright day


Like a white night



How many hours you wait


How many hours I walk


In your raincoat and your shoes


On a bright day


Like a white night



All Or Nothing


Come back come back

To the house on the hill

Where the tree is falling

And I think I will


Come back come back

To the house anymore

Where the water is burning

And they knock on your door


When it's all or nothing

All or nothing for me

When it's all or nothing

It's all for me


She said

'The man in the street

 Will break your heart

 They try to mend it

 But it falls apart'


Come back come back

To the house on the hill

Where the tree is falling

And I think I will



Night Fall


He is counting all my footsteps

I am looking at my watch


Night Fall


See him walk

The somnambulist

He is counting all the trees


Night Fall


In the ponds and in the ditches

He is counting all

The ducks and swans


Night Fall


Whistle bird in the window

Lightbulb and the rising moon


Night Fall


It's the watch on the thin wrist

Of the somnambulist who walks


Night Fall


Night falls

Moon in heaven

He is dreaming of a park


Night Fall



I Try


I tried to be afraid

But you said that it was too late

I tried to be alone

But you said that I wanted this home


I try I try I try


I try to be like you

But you never wanted that I

Wanted it too

But I try to be around

Somehow, sometime I was found


I try I try I try


I have seen mirrors black

In a room by the sea

When we came back

Sometimes it's a sunny day

You lift your head and walk away


I try I try I try


I tried to be afraid

But you said that it was too late

I tried to be alone

But you said that I wanted this home



Yellow Boat


Here comes the yellow boat on the river

She is sleeping and I will leave her

Look at the yellow boat on the river

She is swimming and I will give her

Water to drink

Candles to light

I am walking home tonight

In the wind on the right corner

Flies


Look at the yellow boat on the river

She is swimming and I will leave her

Here comes the yellow boat on the river

She is diving and I will give her

'Give her'

Apples to eat

Wood to burn

Then she tells me when I turn

She will turn to stone and fall asleep

I will be a memory


Here comes the yellow boat in the night

She is turning off the light

Look at the river

Look at the moon

Sailing home on a windy night

Soon



Saint Louis Avenue 


On Saint Louis Avenue

There's something in the air

My heart beats like a hammer


On Saint Louis Avenue

Cathedral-bells and cars

Are singing when I meet her


‘You came today ...

 I am living

 One day ahead of time'

She said


On Saint Louis Avenue

There's something in my head

I wish I could remember


On Saint Louis Avenue

A cloud fell on the street

It's so hard to find her