JOKER (KKV 1985)

01

Round and round

Musikk: Sigvart Dagsland

Tekst: Mike Mc Gurk & Sigvart Dagsland

 

I've missed so many things in my life
You know those moments that pass us by
All too soon it's got too late to see
they've gone

I've missed so many things in my life
I wasn't looking they just slipped away
Now the scales have fallen from
my eyes...

but I go
Round and round
round and round again
My friend, I go
round and round
round and round again
to the very end of time


I've missed so many things in my life
Seize the moment and hold it tight
Grasp the fleeting joys life can bring to me - to me
I've missed so many things in my life
It's a piece of cace when you know how
Now I've got it, it's ready, steady, go!

but I go

round and round

round and round again

my friend, I go

round and round

round and round

again
to the very end
to the bitter end
to the very end..


(I've missed so many things in my life)

02

Crying soul

Musikk Sigvart Dagsland

Tekst: Mike Mc Gurk & Sigvart Dagsland

 

Walking in a deep November
can't look back and don't remember
how I ever ended up this way
The darkness gently swallows me
and I walk
alone

who can say where everything went wrong
I felt so in control and strong
but that was then.. not here and now
never thought the tide would turn on me
this way

and I don't want to feel like this
I don't want to feel like this
all my life I've looked up at the stars
now I'm reaching for the ground

crying soul
crying soul


wish I could confide in someone
for a while just hide in someone
else, but know it's up to me this time
the darkness gently swallows me
and I walk
alone

and I don't want to feel like this
now I know how real this is
all my life I've looked up at the stars
now I'm reaching for the ground

crying soul
crying soul
I'm crying

03

What do I do?

Musikk Sigvart Dagsland

Tekst: Mike Mc Gurk & Sigvart Dagsland

I stand here feeling life's so short
And wonder how to fill this heart
Empty handed I came in
And empty handed I'll depart

What do I do

What do I do

Is it really up to me or down to you?
What do I do

What do I do
When I`m told to count the blessings

not the days...

I'm busy dealing with the start
And wonder how the story goes
Some small sign would do the trick
And help to keep me on my toes...

 

What do I do

What do I do

Is it really up to me or down to you?
What do I do

What do I do
When I`m told to count the blessings

not the days...


Hide sticks and stones to calm me
I know that words can't harm me
Just help me get it right this time
Enjoy a while those fields of clover

 

What do I do

What do I do

Is it really up to me or down to you?

04

Why me?

Musikk Sigvart Dagsland

Tekst: Mike Mc Gurk & Sigvart Dagsland

 

The sign up on the gate says "Admission's not free"
But I have never learned how to walk on my knees
Why me?
Why does it have to be me?
I've heard the choir of angels and I've sung along
Tried to learn the lyrics but often got them wrong
Why me?
Why does it have to be me?

Don't mean to have the last word
but I don't have the password to heaven
Don't mean to have the last word
But I don't know, why me?

Why me, why me, why me, why me?

Why me, why me, why me, why me?

You see it isn't easy to know what to do
You haven't been in touch so I'm calling to you
Why me?
Why does it have to be me?
I'm trying to keep together my body and soul
Trying to make both halves fit to make me whole
Why me?
Why does it have to be me?

Don't mean to have the last word
but I don't have the password to heaven
Don't mean to have the last word
But I don't know, why me?

 

Why me, why me, why me, why me?

Why me, why me, why me, why me?


The sign up on the gate says "Admission's not free"
But I have never learned how to walk on my knees
Why me?
Why does it have to be me?

Don't mean to have the last word
but I don't have the password
to heaven
Don't mean to have the last word

But I don`t know, why me?

05

I will always wonder

Musikk Sigvart Dagsland

Tekst: Mike Mc Gurk & Sigvart Dagsland

 

When you say to disappear
to pack my things and go
I can't hear you loud and clear
or ever know

When you say you love me
I am sur that I'm unsure
Oh - I've gone this road before

I will always wonder about you
I will always wonder about you
And I fell so alone - without you
And I fell so alone - with or without you
by my side


When the road is windey
and the going's getting rough
Losing me to find me
is just not enough

I need to hear you spellit out
as plain as plain can be
Oh - Do it just for me

I will always wonder about you
I will always wonder about you
And I fell so alone - without you
And I fell so alone - with or without you
by my side


Give me a token or some sign
That I'm still yours and you're still mine
Let me see through all the words
Help me grasp the things I thought I heard....

I will always wonder
I will always wonder
I will always wonder about you
I will always wonder about you
And I fell so alone - without you
And I fell so alone - without you
And I fell so alone - with or without you

06

Innocent child

Musikk: Sigvart Dagsland

Tekst: Mike Mc Gurk 

 

So you feel that you lost it,
all that you had
The sight of your playground
now colours you so sad

There used to be laughter
shared between friends
It felt like those careless days
never would come to an end

Where did you go

Where did you go

Where did you go

Innocent child?

So you feel that you lost her
and all that you shared
When Pride is in power
then none can be spared

You long for the colours
that soothed and beguiled
And tinted the blameless days
that made up the life of the child

 

Where did you go

Where did you go

Where did you go

Innocent child?


Behind every shutter and each door
You searched for the colours that were yours

Where did you go

Where did you go

Where did you go

Innocent child?

07

Waiting for something

Musikk: Sigvart Dagsland

Tekst: Mike Mc Gurk & Sigvart Dagsland

 

She didn't say she was down
but there's no way of concealing
That haunted look so I took
A chance and I found
She was crushed by the feeling
She'd never know love
It had always passed her by
Left her high and dry

She said she was tired
Of beeing one of the lonley
Day by day shades of gray
Had put out the fire
Left her the only one
Still waiting in vain
I told her that the truth be known
She was not alone

WE ARE ALL WAITING FOR SOMETHING
A HELPING HAND TO GATHER UP THE THREADS
YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY ONE
WE ARE ALL WAITING FOR SOMETHING
TO SHOWER GIFTS UPON OUR WEARY HEADS
YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY ONE

Then she said I can see
That life has treated you kindly
And fortune too smiles on you
I said I'm not sure
I'm quite as you find me
I have got i all
But I am so afraid to choose
Waiting here convinced I'll lose

WE ARE ALL WAITING FOR SOMETHING
A HELPING HAND TO GATHER UP THE THREADS
YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY ONE
WE ARE ALL WAITING FOR SOMETHING
TO SHOWER GIFTS UPON OUR WEARY HEADS
YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY ONE

Finding love is a difficult thing to scheme
Holding on to love is then our only dream

WE ARE ALL WAITING FOR SOMETHING
A HELPING HAND TO GATHER UP THE THREADS
YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY ONE
WE ARE ALL WAITING FOR SOMETHING
TO SHOWER GIFTS UPON OUR WEARY HEADS
YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY ONE

08

The river runs high

 Musikk: Sigvart Dagsland

Tekst: Mike Mc Gurk & Sigvart Dagsland

 

Here I go again
I feel the darkness is here
Here I go again
I know the hour draws near
Don't know where or when
let the waters gather force
I'll bide my time till then
no use to hide let the river run its course;

AND THE RIVER RUNS HIGH
AND THE RIVER RUNS DEEP INTO MY SOUL
I CATCH A GLIMPSE OF A MAN WHO'S TRAPPED IN
THE MIDDLE
AND THE RIVER RUNS HIGH
AND THE RIVER RUNS DEEP INTO MY SOUL
I CATCH A GLIMPSE OF A MAN WHO'S TRAPPED IN
THE MIDDLE AND KNOW;
IT'S SOMEONE i'M FAMILIAR WITH...

Here we go again
sooner done that said
Here we go again
a calmer stretch is up ahead
Lick my wounds and then
home and dry by the riverside
I'll be ready when
once more I find that I'm swept off by the tide;

AND THE RIVER RUNS HIGH
AND THE RIVER RUNS DEEP INTO THE SOUL
I CATCH A GLIMPSE OF A MAN WHO'S TRAPPED IN
THE MIDDLE
AND THE RIVER RUNS HIGH
AND THE RIVER RUNS DEEP INTO THE SOUL
I CATCH A GLIMPSE OF A MAN WHO'S TRAPPED IN
THE MIDDLE AND KNOW;
IT'S SOMEONE i'M FAMILIAR WITH...

AND THE RIVER RUNS HIGH
AND THE RIVER RUNS DEEP INTO THE SOUL
I CATCH A GLIMPSE OF A MAN WHO'S TRAPPED IN
THE MIDDLE
AND THE RIVER RUNS HIGH
AND THE RIVER RUNS DEEP INTO THE SOUL
I CATCH A GLIMPSE OF A MAN WHO'S TRAPPED IN
THE MIDDLE AND KNOW;
IT'S SOMEONE i'M FAMILIAR WITH…

09

The ocean of your mind

Musikk: Sigvart Dagsland

Tekst: Mike Mc Gurk & Sigvart Dagsland

 

There's a boy inside that man
There's a face behind that curtain
There's an even greater plan
behind each small idea

There's a light beyond that lamp
There's a doubt behind the certain
That every woman, every man
may know, if they listen to their senses

And as morning comes around
You may listen for the sound
of the silence from the ocean of your mind


There's a time behind that clock
There's an even greater schedule
THat every market, every stock
has to follow in the end

And as morning comes around
You may listen for the sound
of the silence from the ocean of your mind


Crowded rooms still have a space
And deepest darkness has its shadows
Even the faceless have a face

When our summer turns to fall
and we feel we've seen it all
We remember then the ocean of our minds
Can you hear the children sing
Can you feel the joy they bring
They are calling from the ocean of your mind

10

Catching her eye

 Musikk: Sigvart Dagsland

Tekst: Mike Mc Gurk & Sigvart Dagsland

 

She moves across the floor
oozing style and grace
He's halted in his tracks
stopped in time and space

He has missed his chance
the last slow dance is ending
Adam's calling Eve
reciever's switched to sending

CATCHING HER EYE
CATCHING HER EYE
OH HOW HE TRIES
CATCHING HER EYE

He's got to make his move
got to show his hand
He's out there on his own
- no supporting band

He has got her number now he's
dialing
She picks up and eyes they meet
smiling

CATCHING HER EYE
CATCHING HER EYE
OH HOW HE TRIES
CATCHING HER EYE

He's close to her pretending he
can't hear her
almost touching now and getting
nearer

CATCHING HER EYE
CATCHING HER EYE
OH HOW HE TRIES
CATCHING HER EYE

(look - they did it)

11

What is love?

Musikk: Sigvart Dagsland

Tekst: Mike Mc Gurk & Sigvart Dagsland /

 

What is love, a gentle flower
so hard to tell
Showering pure
bitter sweet madness
over you

It takes control, turns night to day
it runs like a fever
Soothing and healing,
hiding - revealing
love's endless theme

And when somebody asks
you can't explain
you can't express
what it is
So let people ask
don't explain
just be content
to be in that ocean of bliss


Poets, painters sing its praises
It's all been said
But it strikes you like lightning,
bewitching and frightening
love's endless theme

But love can fail you, do you wrong
and love can be so sad
Nothing can shake you
disturb you and make you
so lonely as love

So when somebody asks
you what it was
don't explain
about pain and bliss
But treated ill or well
you might just tell
them that it was
a feeling you would never have missed

12

Let`s talk about love

Melodi: Sigvart Dagsland

Tekst: Mike Mc Gurk & Sigvart Dagsland

 

You'll grab the hand that's bringing you
sweet promises of love
discover what you're clinging to
is nothing but a glove
beware, say all the disbelievers
(beware)
you're better of free!

and just when it's all ringing true
those hugs will turn to shoves
the heart that has been winning you
a vulture's not a dove's
beware, of all the disbelievers
(beware)

You talk about love
You talk about love
You talk about love
What can the matter be?


maybe I'm not wordly wise
and what they say is true
in spite of this to their surprise
I'm still in love with you
beware, of all the disbelievers
(beware)

You talk about love
You talk about love
You talk about love
What can the matter be?