Lyrics from forthcoming EP Time To Spread Your Wings

Music & Lyrics by Annika Jayne

except Petite planète, Music by Annika Jayne, Lyrics by Franck Deschamps and

Koffer, Music and German lyrics by Steffen Maier, French lyrics by Annika Jayne,

performed by Tonstrahler & Annika Jayne

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Praying Hands

© Music and Lyrics by Annika Jayne

A photo album lying on my desk
With sweet and bitter memories
By now the wind has turned a million times
When nothing ever stays the same
‘Cause you are there and I am here
And no-one is to blame

Well, clocks have stopped and time’s no longer real
‘Cause you will never leave my mind
We’ve picked our dreams from fancy trees
And now they’re hanging framed on our hearts’ walls
And when I fear they slowly fade
Your voice meets mine when you call

‘Cause we are just as close
As praying hands
When one hand is mine
And the other one is yours
We won’t run out of time
There’s no distance in our minds
‘Cause we’ll just hold on tight

The wind in the trees is singing our song
In this golden autumn light
And those falling leaves they’re dancing
And they’ll surely find their way
And like by chance they’ll meet again
Well, our thoughts are just the same

‘Cause we are just as close
As praying hands
When one hand is mine
And the other one is yours
We won’t run out of time
There’s no distance in our minds
‘Cause we’ll just hold on tight

Now, look the sea won’t run out of water
Like we won’t run out of trust
If I found a seashell in that sea so deep and wide
Sure I’d find a pearl inside

‘Cause we are just as close
As praying hands
When one hand is mine
And the other one is yours
We won’t run out of time
There’s no distance in our minds
‘Cause we’ll just hold on tight

Heart of Mine

© Music and Lyrics by Annika Jayne

“I’m scared” said my heart
As she set out to race through the night
Haunted by the dark,
Full of whispers that held her tight
She raced in big circles
Aimlessly and lost
Facing sky-hurdles
Trying to win at all costs
And I said

“Heart of mine
Slow down
Heart of mine
Slow down
If you slow down, you’ll win all life’s races
Heart of mine
Calm down
Heart of mine
Calm down
If you calm down, you’re going places!“

“How can I calm down
with all those shadows that lie in wait
I’m trying to make my way
Through the maze which they create
All I’m facing is dead-ends
Leading into the void
My view is blackened
My hope is destroyed!”

“Heart of mine
Have faith
Heart of mine
Have faith
To every maze, there is a way out
Heart of mine
Have faith
Heart of mine
Have faith
If you have faith, to the sunlight you’ll step out“

Leaves In Autumn

© Music and Lyrics by Annika Jayne

Outside, snow’s falling down
Covering the leaves on the ground
As I’m gazing at the snowflakes’ dance
My thoughts travel to the past
It’s just one of these days
When memories rush through
Thinking of people and places
That left a mark on you

On my wall there is an old photograph
Of a friend of mine, oh, how we used to laugh
Meanwhile the snow keeps drifting down
Reminding me she’s no longer around
How memories can hurt sometimes
And then again they shine
Moments so divine
Yet gone for all time

Those days of the past
Hold memories that last
We live and learn
As pages turn
And my memories
Are falling like the leaves in autumn
So colourful, whirling all around
Drifting, swirling to the ground
Where they’re forever to be found

The window’s reflection shows my face
Where both pain and joy left some kind of trace
There is an eyelash on my cheek
I blow it away wishing secretly
That someday by surprise
We’ll meet in a close embrace
The same sparkling in our eyes
That time can’t erase

Those days of the past
Hold memories that last
We live and learn
As pages turn
And my memories
Are falling like the leaves in autumn
So colourful, whirling all around
Drifting, swirling to the ground
Where they’re forever to be found

It’s just one of these days
When memories rush through
Thinking of people and places
That left a mark on you

The Eagle Flies Alone

© Music and Lyrics by Annika Jayne

Hey girl
Did they make fun of you again
‘Cause your words don’t make sense to them
But that’s not your fault at all
In the end, it will be them who fall

Hey girl
Did they hurt your fragile mind
Because you’re of a different kind
Has it ever occurred to you
There’s a special side that doesn’t yet get through

If they’re laughing at you, don’t stare at them in shock
Even though it hurts you to the bone
You know, ravens fly in flocks
But the eagle flies alone
You know ravens fly in flocks
But the eagle flies alone

Hey girl
There’s a place only known to you
Of which they don’t really have a clue
It’s you who holds the key
When they judge you superficially

Hey girl
Let them laugh and talk
They don’t see the magic of your thoughts
There lies a strength yet unforeseen
It’s time to spread your eagle’s wings

If they’re laughing at you, don’t stare at them in shock
Even though it hurts you to the bone
You know, ravens fly in flocks
But the eagle flies alone
You know ravens fly in flocks
But the eagle flies alone

Petite planète

© Musique: Annika Jayne / Paroles: Franck Deschamps

Ma petite planète
T'es devenue poubelle
Tu n'as plus l'air très net
Et tu n'es plus très belle

Ma petite planète
Tu ne tournes plus rond
On marche sur la tête
Nous pauvres fanfarons

Que fait-on de toi?
Nous les savants fous?
Aller où sans toi?
Sans cesse on te bafoue
Que fait-on de toi?
Aller où sans toi?

Ma petite planète
Tes forêts et tes mers
N'inspirent plus les poètes
En devenant des chimères

Ma petite planète
On rêve de l'univers
D'y faire un pied-à-terre
Un Eden tout en vert

Que fait-on de toi?
Nous les savants fous?
Aller où sans toi?
Sans cesse on te bafoue
Que fait-on de toi?
Aller où sans toi?

Ma planète bleue
Bleue des coups qu'on t'inflige
C'est vraiment ce qu'on veut
Et ta souffrance m'afflige

Ma planète en noir
Qui portera ton deuil
De l'infini, d'un soir
De l'espace, ton cercueil?

Que fait-on de toi?
Nous les savants fous?
Aller où sans toi?
Sans cesse on te bafoue
Que fait-on de toi?
Aller où sans toi?

Que fait-on de toi?
Nous les savants fous?
Aller où sans toi?
Sans cesse on te bafoue
Que fait-on de toi?
Aller où sans toi?

Koffer

(ne me regarde pas comme ça)

© Musik und deutscher Text: Steffen Maier /
französischer Text: Annika Jayne
Tonstrahler & Annika Jayne

Lass doch deinen Koffer noch im Flur stehen

Der letzte Bus ist längst gefahren du musst ja nicht sofort gehen

Bleib noch eine Plattenlänge oder eine ganze Nacht

Wir haben schließlich den Mond zu unserm Gefährten gemacht

Lass den Koffer noch ein bisschen stehen

 

Denn wenn du gehst, ist das für immer

Ist das für alle Zeit

Wenn du gehst ist das für immer

Und dafür bin ich immer noch nicht bereit

 

Ne me regarde pas comme ça

La lune s'est endormie depuis longtemps déjà

Parfois l'amour n'est qu'une étoile filante

Qui nous surprend et nous enchante

Qui nous échappe et nous tourmente

 

Denn wenn du gehst, ist das für immer

    ne me regarde pas comme ça

Und wenn du gehst, ist das für alle Zeit

    entends-tu mon coeur qui bat

Wenn du gehst, dann wird’s schlimmer

Und ich bin noch nicht soweit

Denn wenn du gehst, ist das für immer

   ne me regarde pas comme ça

Und wenn du gehst ist das für immer alle Zeit

   dois-je partir ou rester là

Wenn du gehst dann wird’s schlimmer

Ich bin dafür nicht bereit