Lyrics

Eliane Amherd

all lyrics by Eliane Amherd

 

Never is

 

I remember the very first time

electrified by a thousand lights

bubbles rising up my spine

fired up by sleepless nights

 

New York New York, New York New York

 

but it never is like it used to be, it used to be, it used to

but it never is like it used to be, it used to be, it used to

 

I remember the day I arrived

I felt so excited I felt so alive

this is where I wanted to be

so sure of myself like they were waiting for me

 

New York New York

New York New York

but it never is like it used to be, it used to be, it used to

but it never is like it used to be, it used to be, it used to

 

and now we don’t even go out anymore

because we have been there we’ve done that before

sitting on the couch watching the city go by

 

and now we don’t even go out anymore

because we have been there we’ve done that before 

it’s all so expensive, New York left us high and dry

 

It’s funny however don’t you agree

how this old lady grew on me

still no place I’d rather be 

New York it isn’t you it’s me

 

it never is like it used to be, it used to be

to believe that it

never is like it used to be, it used to be, it used to

 

and despite your sky high atmosphere 

we are survivors we are still here

cause we have each other

we are creating our own world

 

and despite your sky high atmosphere 

we are survivors we are still here

we’re part of this, we are ones to keep that magic alive

 

New York New York

it’s ok that it

never is like it used to be, it used to be, it used to

it never is like it used to be, it used to be, it used to

  

Money ain’t no friend of mine

 

Money’s got a lot of friends but he’s no friend of mine

every time I call him up he’s ready to decline

ready to find an excuse, tryin’ to get him is no use

don’ know why I try so hard ‘cause he’s no friend of mine

 

Money always likes to go where money’s always been

has a taste for luxury the common’s not his scene

doesn’t like to make new friends, he sticks to what he knows

money’s at the country club and that’s where money goes

 

oh oh money money, money, money

 

well it’s understandable how awkward it must be

if he has to visit folks who won the lottery

they get all loud, they build a crowd around him

they don’t know how to help themselves around him

 

even worse is charity, oh my god what irony, that’s not where he wants to be

just to think of awful trends, like those benefit events

but a friend of money knows

money’s at the country club and that’s where money goes

 

oh oh money money, money, money

 

but lately he’s gotten a little bit fat

and lately he’s gotten a little bit sad

 

‘cause you see my days of chasing him around are done

and he knows he needs someone like me to have some fun

 

deep inside he knows that he has nothing going on

and he needs someone like me to show him how it’s done

 

but money you got a lot of friends keep hanging with your kind

I’ll find you at the country club, bored out of your mind

 

I’ll find you at the country club, bored out of your mind

 

Gonna get up

 

Oh the music keeps on playing through the middle of the night

oh the people keep on dancing til they see the morning light

 

oh the rhythm keeps on beating full of life and full of joy

oh the drummers keep defeating what you never can destroy

 

you will never bring us down with your crazy beliefs

we’re standing here we’re standing strong

we fight with love and peace

 

you wanna get us down but we gonna get up

you wanna get us down but we gonna get up

 

oh the trumpets keep on blaring til the rising of the sun

and the people are declaring we are living we have fun

 

you will never bring us down with your crazy beliefs

we’re standing here we’re standing strong

we fight with love and peace

 

you wanna get us down but we gonna get up

you wanna get us down but we gonna get up

 

oh the horns keep on blowing keep on blowing all night long

and the people are enjoying and the spirit’s growing strong

 

Counting grains of sand in Puerto Rico

 

I was a fool 

to think that I could take a plane

to think that I could fly away

and let the miles between us make the choices 

 

that I couldn’t face

and now I’m sitting on the shore

less certain than I was before

unwilling and unable to let go

 

the sun and the sea

are not doing it for me

the waves in the wind

are not enough

this time they’re not enough

 

I was cold

I tried to stay out of your way

exactly why I couldn’t say

it’s just that everything was more then slightly off beat

more then slightly off beat…

 

You're counting the raindrops in New York

I’m counting the grains of sand in Puerto Rico 

 

the sun and the sea

are not doing it for me

the waves in the wind

are not enough

this time they’re not enough

 

to save my soul 

not enough to save my love 

not enough to save my sanity

in this ocean of emotion  - not enough...

 

You're counting the raindrops in New York

I’m counting the grains of sand in Puerto Rico 

  

Knowing that i’m a fool

 

you came my way when i needed some affection

and i fell for the attraction to you

you had this way to make it seem o.k.

cause you never really loved her anyway

 

i gladly believed your half ass stories

i gladly ignored and didn’t worry

that i would make a fool of myself

that i would make and ass of myself

 

knowing that i’m a fool

i am still missing you and you have no idea

knowing that i’m a fool

i am still missing you and you have no idea

 

you couldn’t leave her side

for so many tears she cried

that’s why you blame her for your misery

 

the truth is my dear

that you are full of fear

to be a man who takes responsibility

 

and now instead to change your situation

you go ahead to be a slave of your frustration

and there you make a fool of yourself

and there you make an ass of yourself

 

i had to let you go

but knowing that i’m a fool...

 

Don’t wanna be

 

sometimes it happens that there’s too much love for one woman only

it seems it happens to me

but i don’t wanna be your love

can’t you see i don’t wanna be your love

 

your love is so strong strong like a man like you are

and i’m so scared of your eyes they’re eating me

and i’m so scared of your heart it’s beating me

and i’m so scared of your lips they are so soft

much too soft for me

 

but i don’t wanna be

the reason you’re living for

i don’t wanna be

the girl you’re giving more and more of your love

of your life of your love

 

you say  that we were meant to last forever

i was made for you and you were made for me

but i don’t wanna be

can’t you see i don’t wanna be your love

 

don’t you get it

i don’t wanna be

the reason you’re living for

i don’t wanna be the girl you’re giving more and more

of your love of life of your love of your life

 

Andromeda

 

she said that i was born on a special day

when the earth was open to a cosmic ray

she said that i was born on a special day

that made me like her right away

 

andromeda princess andromeda 

andromeda princess andromeda

 

have never seen her ever since 

and it’s already a long time ago

i guess that she has gone back home

back home to new mexico

 

her father half irish and half from brazil

her mother a cherokee

she liked everything from outerspace

was as beautiful as she could be

as beautiful as she could be

 

andromeda princess andromeda

andromeda princess andromeda

 

i said what are you doing what are you doing all day

she looked right through me 

and this is what she had to say

 

we are human beings not doings

human beings not doings

and what is time anyway

 

she sat down on the floor like she did the day before 

and stared out of the window

down on avenue B

was as beautiful as she could be

 

i know that one day you will rise up to the skies like remedios

and they will make you their queen 

and you’ll leave all behind and you will go to places

that no one has seen

 

andromeda princess andromeda

 

Steady and slow

 

sometimes I wonder

why it always takes so long

why I always gotta be strong

and patient

 

sometimes I wish I

I wish I had what other people have

wish I did what other people do

and I can’t

 

but than I recall

what a good friend once told me 

you got to remember where you’re from

and I’m a mountain girl

and the mountains are my home

 

and people, people from the mountains

they sure do know

if you want to reach the top

you - gotta walk slow

 

that’s the way to go

steady and slow

 

if you want to reach the top 

you gotta go - steady and slow

 

if you don’t want to loose your breath

you gotta go - steady and slow

 

 

 

Trust you ( I just don't know if I can trust you )

 

i found a hair on the floor

lying there

i could swear 

that i saw it before

 

black, thick and strong

what’s goin’ on

it’s not mine

mine is fine

it’s  lying down there on my floor

 

i just don’t know if i can trust you

i just don’t know if i can trust you

i just don’t know if i can trust you

i just don’t know if i can trust you

 

you say what do you mean

makin' a scene

it could as well have been you

who dragged that hair in on your shoe

 

you say what do you mean

makin' a scene

could be true

what should i do

should I decide to let it slide

 

i just don’t know if i can trust you

i just don’t know if i can trust you  

i know one day i’m gonna bust you

i just don’t know if i can trust you

 

what have i become

what have i become

the old me is gone

the old me is gone

 

eifersucht ist eine leidenschaft die mit eifer sucht was leiden schafft

I got feeling can’t find no healing

I got feeling can’t find no healing

i just don’t know

 

what have i become

what have i become

the old me is gone

the old me is gone 

 

 

Let me explain

 

i know that it takes time

for things to get refined

i know that it goes slow

for love to grow

yet today i think that what i feel for you couldn’t get any stronger

only to find out tomorrow that i couldn’t be possibly wronger

 

and i know that you know  know that you know 

and i know that i know  know that i know 

and you i know that you know  know that you know

know that i know

 

let me explain to you

that all you have to do

is just to ask me and i will stay

let me explain to you

that all you have to do is just to ask me

and i will stay forever and anothenr day

 

we haven’t seen the winter yet

we haven’t felt the cold

but baby i’m not scared at all

to show my soul unfold

you say bein’ in love so deep is dangerous

it can cause a lot of pain

i say you can live your life to the fullest

or you can live a life in vain

 

and i know that you know  know that you know 

know that i know  know that i know 

know that you know  know that you know 

we both know that this is the real thing 

 

no need to explain to you 

that all you have to do is just to ask me

and i will stay

no need to explain to you

that all you have to do is just to ask me

and i will stay forever and another day

 

 

Where is home

 

where is home

where do i belong

where is home

where do i belong  

 

gotta say goodbye

to say hello

and to arrive

first gotta go

 

do i go east

do i go west

don’t know no more

which way is best

 

i don’t know how

how is it so

but home is never

the way i go

 

home is where my heart is

but my heart is here nor there

my heart anywhere

my heart anywhere

 

i love you both

i love you dear

i love you more

when you’re not near  

 

and if i stay

for a bit too long

in just one place

i feel i don’t belong

 

and if stay

just one more day

my heart will burst

gotta go away ... now

 

home is where my heart is

but my heart is here nor there

my heart anywhere

my heart anywhere

 

and so i long

to know where i went wrong

and so i long

to know where i belong

 

where is home

where do i belong

where is home

where do i belong

 

Feel a little sorry for yourself   

 

why don’t you go why don’t you why 

don’t you go and feel a little sorry for yourself

why don’t you go why don’t you why 

don’t you go and feel a little sorry for yourself

 

yeah yeah yeah what else is new

yeah yeah yeah what can you do

yeah yeah yeah  whatever

someone’s always got it worse than you

 

if the tension gets all your attention don’t let the pain ache in vain

feel a little sorry for yourself

if you’re at it to ruin your credit why not just do as i say

feel a little storry for yourself

 

I’m the institution to give you the absolution to feel

a little sorry for yourself

 

why don’t you go why 

don’t you why don’t you go and feel a little sorry for yourself

why don’t you go why 

don’t you why don’t you go and feel a little sorry for yourself

 

recession special 24/ 7 

cocktail hour from 3 to 11

take full advantage and feel

a little sorry yourself

 

if hope is all that you’ve got 

you sure know that’s not a lot

 

who else will if not you 

so the least that you can do 

is feel a little sorry for yourself

 

I’m the institution to give you the absolution to feel

a little sorry for yourself

 

 

Don't give up on me

 

don't you give up on me

i just need a little bit more time

don't you give up on me

and i promise i'll be fine

 

do the right thing follow my heart

let it go make a new start

it's not easy to

do the right thing follow my heart

let it go make a new start

it's not easy when it hurts so bad

but i'm begging you

until i get over my pride

 

don't you give up on me

i just need a little bit more time

don't you give up on me

and i promise i'll be fine

 

do the right thing follow my heart

let it go make a new start

it's not easy to

do the right thing follow my heart

let it go make a new start

it's not easy when it hurts so bad

but i'm begging you

even if i hate you

 

Me fe tan pliji 

me fe tan pliji 

me fe tan pliji 

me fe tan pliji 

  

I’d like to swim in the ocean 

like to swim in the ocean

like to be in the deep blue sea

 

but all i have is a river

all i have is a river

much to wild and to cold is he

 

the ocean is far away

the ocean is far away

it’s all the way down in marseille

 

and if i jumped in the river

if i jumped in the river

he’d take me down to the deep blue sea

 

what i have ain’t what i want

what i want i do not have

what i have ain’t what i want

what i want i do not have

 

hey now i float down the river

now i float in down the river

who thought how much fun this could be

 

i want to start this all over

want to start this all over

go back to the top of the valley

 

hey marseille see you next season

i found myself a reason

i found myself a good reason to stay

 

hey marseille see you next year 

i think i’m gonna  stay right here 

gonna stay right here in my valais dear

 

me fe tan pliji - ovalais bavalais

me fe tan pliji - ovalais bavalais 

 

As if

 

so i put my feet into the warm sand

watching beautiful people walk by hand in hand

they all seem happy having a lot of fun

and i pick up my book to read chapter one

and there it goes

 

hi how are you what’s your name

where are you from how long to you stay

hi how are you what’s your name

where are you from how long do you stay

do you like rio

do you like rio

você gosta do rio

 

so i go to the museum of modern art

to do some cultural stuff to play my tourist part

there approaches mister intellectual

he wants to chat me up i could tell

and there it goes

 

hi how are you...

 

and i am always walking

as if i knew my way

i am always walking 

as if i knew my way

i cross the streets by red light

don’t wait as the tourists do

i’ve taken off all my band aids

no more bruises from the summer shoes

and my skin is getting darker day by day

and i am always walking as if i knew my way

i am always walking 

to avoid the usual

 

hi how are you what’s your name

where are you from how long do you stay

 

oi qual e seu nome 

de onde e você 

quanto tempo vai ficar

você gosta do rio

eu gosto de você

 

Now and from now on

 

you got dreams 

they are closer then it seems

you got plans

got to keep them in your hands

 

take a stand

got to make them understand

you mean action

instigating chaine reaction

 

'cause baby baby

now and from now on

it’s your  time it’s your time 

now and and from now on

 

now and from now on

the world is yours the world is mine

now and and from now on

 

you start with an imagination

get over your inhibition

and then you take the first step 

before you take the second one

don’t you just love anticipation

the promise of a new creation

it ain’t easy but it’s not that hard

if you believe that you can start it

take the first step before you take the second one

 

like i said

i got you your back just go ahead

i got love for you baby

it’s a yes not no or maybe

 

i’m on your side

i got the ticket for the ride

we got dreams

they are closer then it seems

 

now and from now on

it’s your  time it’s your time 

now and and from now on

 

now and from now on

the world is yours the world is mine

now and and from now on