Pressure Makes Diamonds - Live

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Born Again

Cry me a river
Cry me a sea
Let all this rain fall on me
It washes away the hurt and the pain
I feel like I'm born again

Over the mountains
Over the sea
I know there's a land
Where the sun shines on me
It burns away the hurt and the pain
I feel like I'm born again

Born again
A new light in my eyes
Born again
I got wings now I'm flying to you

No more will I wander
No more will I roam
No more shall I look for a place I call home
Often you look for what's already there
I feel like I'm born again

Born again
A new light in my eyes
Born again
I got wings now I'm flying to you

No more will I wander
No more will I roam
No more shall I look for a place I call home
Often you look for what's already there
I feel like I'm born again

The Outsider

Now that I put my fears aside
I'm Just trying to stay alive
But I'm left to the Gods once more

Even when my head was filled with pride
There was nothing I could do but hide
'Cause they all forgot the cause

So I could wave that white flag high
For reasons we all know why
As a little baby I would cry

Once in a while you will come to know
The reason why you ride solo
The truth is hard, it'll cut you like a knife
The outsider for life

Burning memories in the fire
Trying to forget all that we have lost

While the flames grow higher and higher
All the letters go up in smoke
Ashes to ashes and dust to dust

So I could wave that white flag high
For reasons we all know why
As a little baby I would cry

Once in a while you will come to know
The reason why you ride solo
The truth is hard, it can cut you like a knife
The outsider for life

So I could wave that white flag high
For reasons we all know why
As a little baby I would cry

Once in a while you will come to know
The reason why you ride so low
The truth is hard, it'll cut you like a knife
The outsider for life

Every Time

When the curtains close
The dimmed light makes it harder
To sit next to each other
'Cause there ain't nothing left of tenderness

When the curtains close
His mind is with the bottle
But he knows that it won't solve
All his problems and his bitterness

But when thoughts wonder off again
There's that inner dark side, getting darker, it's taking over you

So that every time you feel
And every time you see
And every time you hear
You think what's happening to me

When the curtains close
While he is walking offstage
His fake smile is replaced
By all tears that he can't hold inside

Just like a clown without his fake nose
Afraid that it might show
How the insecurity grows
Now there's only pain that will remain

But when thoughts wonder of again There's that inner dark side, getting darker, it's taking over you

So that every time you feel
And every time you see
And every time you hear
You think what's happening to me

But when thoughts wonder of again
There's that inner dark side, getting darker, it's taking over you

So that every time you feel
And every time you see
And every time you hear
You think what's happening, what's going on with me

Oblivious Desire

I was from the outside
Was from the outside looking in

I craved a warmer feeling,
I craved a warmer feeling

Just like the ocean needs the shore
You know I've always wanted more

But I'll keep on waiting
Keep on waiting on
I'll keep on waiting
Keep on waiting on the day that sets my heart on fire
To redeem my oblivious desire

Just like a flower
Just like a flower in the snow

You know I tried to follow
You know I tried to follow

Oh that tiny ray of light
'Cause winter sun just ain't so bright

But I'll keep on waiting
Keep on waiting on
I'll keep on waiting
Keep on waiting on the day that sets my heart on fire
To redeem my oblivious desire

I need the patience of the wind
That carves a pillar out of rock
And the current of a river
So I can't be stopped

But I'll keep on waiting
Keep on waiting on
I'll keep on waiting
Keep on waiting on the day that sets my heart on fire
To redeem my oblivious desire

But I'll keep on waiting
Keep on waiting on
I'll keep on waiting
Keep on waiting on the day that sets my heart on fire
To redeem my oblivious desire

Veins

Kissing and dancing, making love
No white circle made by the headlights of
a car that's running and a house is lost
in the desert where the sand is rough

Running through my veins
Running through my eyes again

Only headlights on a lonely road
There is no ending and the marks seem so old
They've been there for ages and cost what it cost
They stay there forever even if we are lost

Running through my veins
Running through my eyes again

Will you stay any longer
Will you help me get this way

Black and white frames
Spinning through my head
Of my house outside in my own bed

Running through my veins
Running through my eyes again

Will you stay any longer
Will you help me get this way

Pompadour Hippie

I'm a pompadour hippie with a lot on my mind
And the way things are going make me mad from time to time

Just like a singing bird I'm singing my songs,
And I preach the word of love
Wherever I may roam

I don't need to tell you what's wrong or right
But I can't ignore what's bugging me and just step aside

I don't take advantage of the role that I play
Do you get what I'm saying?
We just can't walk away

So, please stop the: hatred, violence, pollution, corruption, destruction, ignorance, conquer and divide
And stop the racism bullshit, cutting of the forests, the nuclear rubbish, the greed and the hunger, the chemical warfare and stop messing with our minds, stop messing with our mind

I'm a Pompadour Hippie
And I won't step aside
No, I won't stop believing
No, I won't stop believing
No, I won't stop believing, we will change in time

I'm a Pompadour Hippie
And I won't step aside
No, I won't stop believing
No, I won't stop believing
No, I won't stop believing, we will change in time

So, please stop the: hatred, violence, pollution, corruption, destruction, ignorance, conquer and divide
And stop the racism bullshit, cutting of the forests, the nuclear rubbish, the greed and the hunger, the chemical warfare and stop messing with our minds, stop messing with our mind

I'm a Pompadour Hippie
And I won't step aside
No, I won't stop believing
No, I won't stop believing
No, I won't stop believing, we will change in time

I'm a Pompadour Hippie
And I won't step aside
No, I won't stop believing
No, I won't stop believing
No, I won't stop believing, we will change in time

You

You say I don't write ordinary love songs
'Cause I'm not romantic in that way
I will prove you wrong
Writing this in our home
While the dog I sleeping at my feet

I'll write about our life
Exactly I'll describe how you were dancing for me
And I'll write, I'll write about that time
We were flying through the night just to get home

You, you and only you
You only will do
You, you and only you helped me get enough out of life
Just being you

Couch potato life, a blanket and a movie
That's how we got through winter nights
But I will keep you warm
I won't let this home cool off
Each other guide through the hard times

I'll write about our life
Exactly I'll describe how you are laughing at me
And I'll write, I'll write about the time
We were driving through the night just to get home

You, you and only you
You only will do
You, you and only you helped me get enough out of life
Just being you

Life is waiting
Never let go
It's better this way

'Cause you, you and only you
You only will do
You, you and only you helped me get enough out of life
Just being you

Tomorrow Will Be Mine

You know I will get there and I will be on time
I will make that mountain mine
I keep on staring at the road without an end
Waiting for the sun around the bend

I keep moving to that border line
Where the golden earth will meet the purple sky
I keep on moving to that finish line
Knowing that tomorrow will be mine

Trying to hold on, praying I'll be strong
and for luck to come along
The strength within me reassures me, feel no pain
We're going nowhere once again

I keep moving to that border line
Where the golden earth will meet the purple sky
I keep on moving to that finish line
Knowing that tomorrow will be mine

If I win I'll be king in my time
Split the sea
Feel divine
Turning water into wine

I keep on moving to that border line
Where the golden earth will meet the purple sky
I keep on moving to that finish line
Knowing that tomorrow will be mine

Fallen King

It's the red, white and blue ripped apart
A sour memory on the tip of your tongue

What was it all about
Where did it all go wrong
Or has this been this way all along

A bigger gap growing day by day
We kinda lost it somewhere along the way

All hail a fallen king
When kingdoms fall a new one rises again
All hail a fallen king
When kingdoms fall we're blaming everything but ourselves

When all the weapons are down, hands are high
Castles burned down to the ground
They claimed they fought for glory of the righteous men
But they know they were wrong, oh so wrong

A barren ground needs a fertile plan
So we can start all over again

All hail a fallen king
When kingdoms fall a new one rises again
All hail a fallen king
When kingdoms fall we're blaming everything but ourselves

Pressure makes Diamonds

Pressure makes diamonds, not silver or gold
It breaks to pieces the hardest of stone
And it shines brighter than the stars that you know
Pressure makes diamonds and hard work pays off

Pressure makes diamonds, no giant can hold
He thought he could carry this world on his own
But even the strongest can't do it alone
Pressure makes diamonds and hard work pays off

You have to sharpen the edges, smoothen the surface
It'll take you some time 'cause it's rough and it's tough

Then you will find what you're looking for
They'll appear like a falling star
Shake off the dirt and let it shine

Pressure makes diamonds, a long heavy road
First the weight on your shoulders, it's crushing your bones
And then it gets darker than the blackest of coal
Then pressure makes diamonds, 'cause hard work pays off

You have to sharpen the edges, smoothen the surface
It'll take you some time 'cause it's rough and it's tough

Then you will find what you're looking for
They'll appear like a falling star
Shake off the dirt and let it shine

Pressure makes diamonds, not silver or gold
It breaks to pieces the hardest of stone
And it shines brighter than the stars that you know
Pressure makes diamonds and hard work pays off
Pressure makes diamonds and hard work pays off

Ghost

I can feel you with me
I can sense that you're there
You follow me where I go

I can feel your presence
Like a ghost that's haunting
You're everywhere, I know

Feel the wind on my skin
I hear you breathing down low
See the fire burning
See it burning real slow

See a shadow moving before dawn
I hear you close the door
You'll watch me sleeping as I lay dreaming
You caress my head once more

Feel the wind on my skin
I hear you breathing down low
See a fire burning
See it burning real slow

Every time I'm walking down the street I hear your name, I see your face
And every night when I'm in my bed I can remember what you said:
"I won't give up, not yet"
"I won't give up, not yet"

Distant Rumble

I've been waiting for a long, long time
I won't give up and won't back down
Even in the darkest night I can see a light

Cause I've been through harder times
I know what to do if I ever fall behind
I'll just get back in line

Hear the distant rumble
Hear it go on and on

It's sometimes hard to believe
The storm is passing over
It won't rain down on me
The storm is gone
But can you hear the thunder roar
Can you here the thunder roar
Distant rumble

I was blinded by the brightest light
Oh, how I looked for darkness
Still I couldn't find just some peace of mind

The darkest hour is at the end of night
It's the purest black that you will ever find
That's how I felt inside

Till I heard that rumble
I heard it go on and on

It's sometimes hard to believe
The storm is passing over
It won't rain down on me
The storm is gone
But can you hear the thunder roar
Can you here the thunder roar
Distant rumble

Hear the distant rumble
Hear it go on and on

It's sometimes hard to believe
The storm is passing over
It won't rain down on me
The storm is gone
But can you hear the thunder roar
Can you here the thunder roar
Distant rumble

Roller Coaster

Here we go
On this roller coaster life we know
With those crazy highs and real deep lows
I really don't know why

And I will go
To farthest place on earth I know
I can travel all the roads, you see
'Cause I know you're there with me

You don't have to slow me down
'Cause I will always be around
I will find my way back home
Where Magnolia grows
Where Magnolia grows

But I guess you know
Why I do what I do and where I go
I try to fill that empty space inside
But I can't do that without you

You're even with me in my dreams
I see us sail the 7 seas
I will try to find a way
You're always there tomorrow
You're always there tomorrow

Here we go
On this roller coaster life we know
With those crazy highs and real deep lows
I really don't know why

And I will go
To farthest place on earth I know
I can travel all the roads, you see
'Cause I know you're there with me

You don't have to slow me down
'Cause I will always be around
I will find my way back home
Where Magnolia grows
Where Magnolia grows

Here we go
On this roller coaster life we know
With those crazy highs and real deep lows
I really don't know why

And I will go
To farthest place on earth I know
I can travel all the roads, you see
'Cause I know you're there with me

Here we go
On this roller coaster life we know
I can travel all the roads, you see
'Cause I know you're there with me
'Cause I know, ooh I know you're there with me

Next Night Flight

Don't forget your overcoat
We're already here too long
We're on the move through countryside

No time for hesitation
Oh, don't you keep me waiting
We gotta move into the night

It's a rush, but lonely feeling
Fidget, agitation
A discomfort being here, alright

Let's take the next night flight and leave
Let's run and be free

I know I ask too much
But what I want from you
Is take my hand and come with me

It's unconditional
I know it can come true
Let's love, hope and belief

And take the next night flight and leave
Let's run and be free
Let's take the next night flight and leave
Come on and run with me

Come get your overcoat
We're already here too long
We're on the move through the countryside

No time for hesitation
Don't you keep me waiting
We gotta move into the night

It's a rush, but lonely feeling
Fidget, agitation
A discomfort being here, alright

Let's take the next night flight and leave
Oh, come on and run with me

Stop anticipating
Avoid what we’re delaying
It's not that we have got all night

Don’t you take too long
Leave your things and just come on
We're running out of time

I know I ask too much
But what I want from you
Is take my hand and come with me

It's unconditional
I know it can come true
Let's love, hope and belief

And take the next night flight and leave
Let's run and be free
Let's take the next night flight and leave
Come on and run with me

Let's run and be free
Let's fly in the night
Come on and be free

Expandable Time

You're so good like sugar
Good like wine
Good for making love all the time

You're so good like sugar
Good like wine
Good for making love all the time

You're so good,
I wish I knew how I could extend
Our expandable time
Our expandable time

I can remember, baby, how it was
Before I met you it just wasn't enough
I felt alone and thought that no one cared
Too sad for words and a waste of time
Drinking wine, oh, wine

You're so good like sugar
Good like wine
Good for making love all the time

You're so good,
I wish I knew how I could extend
Our expandable time
Our expandable time

Those days are gone and now you're finally here
And all the dark clouds seem to disappear
Your body makes me so high all the time
I lose myself in my disordered mind
Tell me why, oh, why

You're so good like sugar
Good like wine
Good for making love all the time

Honey South

I got a real sweet honey, waiting for me down South
I got a real sweet honey, waiting for me down South
She gives me real fine lovin', like a junkie I can't do without

Well, she's ready for me every night and day
Well, she's ready for me every night and day
She makes me blush sometimes, I forget what I wanted to say
She’s gets me high in the morning, I'll forget who I am
Love drunk in the evening, shows me I am her man
I got a real sweet honey, waiting for me down South
She gives me real fine lovin', like a junkie I can't do without

Ooh honey south
Ooh honey south
Ooh honey south

She's my little navigator, guiding me through life
She's my little navigator, guiding me through life
She is cool as a mother, but a devil in the night

She makes me hot in the winter, cool in the sun
Blowing me kisses in spring, summer, autumn
She's a real sweet honey, waiting for me down South
She gives me real fine lovin', like a junkie I can't do without

Ooh honey south
Ooh honey south
Ooh honey south

I got a real sweet honey, waiting for me down south, yes I do!
I got a real sweet honey, waiting for me down south
She gives me real fine lovin', like a junkie I can't do without

Well, she's ready for me every night and day
Well, she's ready for me every night and day
She makes me blush sometimes, I forget what I wanted to say

She's gets me high in the morning, I'll forget who I am
Love drunk in the evening, shows me I am her man
I got a real sweet honey waiting, for me down south
She give’s me real fine lovin', like a junkie I can't do without

Ooh honey south
Ooh honey south
Ooh honey south

Snow in April

When the snow falls down in April
Instead of sunlight in your eyes
Then you know things are changing for better or you cry

I still can hear people talking
About making changes in their life
Well, I don't want to live that way, 'cause I'm doing alright

When the snow falls down in April
Your TV brings you the news
About a president claiming his victory
But I think we all will lose

When the snow falls down in April
They're still cutting trees in Brazil
I know it's fighting human nature, and I know we always will

We keep fishing and breeding
Drinking and eating and we never have enough
But we will never get too fat, 'cause we'll just cut it off

When the snow falls down in April
And a bomb goes off somewhere
A mother screams for her children, 'cause one guy didn't care

When the snow falls down in April
And we're sending kids off to war
They say we're fighting terror, but I am not so sure

When we failed to help the weaker men in our society
My son will ask me about this, and I'll say it wasn't me

L.O.V.E.

Wasted the money on gambling, coke and wine
I'm feeling mighty guilty, I got nothing left behind
Now I'm trying to fight the system
They're trying to find a way to get inside my mind
I lost all my faith in mankind, it's just my way to survive

We've thrown away our ideals for happiness inside
No reasons to feel sorry, it's just a way of life
Now we're trying to change the system
We're trying to find a way to get inside
We lost all the faith in mankind, it's just the way to survive

Now raise your hand in the air
Everybody out there
Make a sign for a V, freedom, prosperity
Peace and L.O.V.E.
L.O.V.E.

With opinions of the many, solutions of the few
We're on a sailboat on the ocean
That will never get back, too
The land that we were promised, was it all inside our mind?
Now we're waiting for the wind again to blow us back to paradise

Now raise your hand in the air
Everybody out there
Make a sign for a V, freedom, prosperity
Peace and L.O.V.E.
L.O.V.E.

Now we're waiting for the wind again to blow us back to paradise

Now raise your hand in the air

Everybody out there
Make a sign for a V, freedom, prosperity
Peace and L.O.V.E.
L.O.V.E.

Make a sign for a V, freedom, prosperity
Peace and L.O.V.E.
L.O.V.E.

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