Selection

by Mist

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1.
We Should Have Been Stars Almost Under water All ghosts In slow mo I must go Or would you rather Go below? We should have been stars We should have been high by now But oceans of love couldn’t wash away the damage done Now we’re counting scars Counting the days that pass In slow mo I run for cover Almost cold Almost We should have been stars We should have been high by now But oceans of love couldn’t wash away the damage done Now we’re counting scars Counting the days that pass In slow mo We should have been stars We should have been high by now But oceans of love couldn’t wash away the damage done Now we’re counting scars Counting the days that pass In slow mo
2.
03:25
WEIGHTLESS I wish that I was free I wish that I was weightless But I’m afraid that that ain’t me I haven’t flown for ages I will do it tomorrow I will do it tomorrow I will do it tomorrow I won’t do it today My wildest dreams they have been chained All pictures have been counted But I don’t feel quite like a saint I just haven’t finally found it I will do it tomorrow I will do it tomorrow I will do it tomorrow I won’t do it today Will you be there tomorrow Or will you leave today? Now I wish that you were here In the heydays of this autumn I would tell you about my fears And explain you how I’ve caught them And I would say tomorrow I would say tomorrow I would say tomorrow Will be the day Will you be there tomorrow Or will you leave today?
3.
HEART SURGERY Each time we try To make up and reconcile I pray It’s the last time we try Each time we decide It would be better To hide away I pray It’s our last goodbye Why do the love birds still fly? They’ll never die as long as you’re around Each day I pray To be freed from thought But no God can cut you loose from me And the days linger on I sing song after song I’m in my room Waiting for heart surgery Why do the love birds still fly? They’ll never die as long as you’re around Why do our cars still collide While there is no other car in sight? Each time we try To break up and say goodbye I am cast by an unbreakable spell I saw the devil in your eyes And I wisely stepped aside Now I got lost on your highway to hell
4.
Endless Refrains I saw you in hurt I saw you in pain Tangled up in words Endless refrains It’s all digits At the end of the line For good or for bad For rise or decline A new heart A new mind Over with sadness This loss of time Let’s make some room Open the space There’s nothing that equals The end of the chase I saw you in hurt I saw you in pain Tangled up in words Endless refrains It’s all digits At the end of the line For good or for bad For rise or decline We need a new heart We need a new mind Get over with sadness This loss of time So let’s make some room Open the space There’s nothing that equals The end of the chase (Let’s make some room Open the space There’s nothing that equals The end of the chase I saw you in hurt I saw you in pain Tangled up in words Endless refrains)
5.
03:27
SLOW MAN I’m holding the bad news Miles away from the light Burying the darkness In the coldest of my nights I don’t wanna fight I cherish your perfume In the body shop of my mind I can never hurt you As long as I am blind I am too much in love To rescue me To rescue you Rescue me You are the brightest moment In my entire life It didn’t bring us home yet It just shut out every other light I don’t wanna fight I thought it was a good omen To dream of you all night What if I’m just a slow man What if I’m just messing with the time I am too much in love To rescue me To rescue you I am too much in love To rescue me To rescue you I am too much in love To rescue me To rescue you Rescue me
6.
ONLY FOR A MOMENT Nothing’s changed Everything remains the same No arrangements to be made I’ve been caged And the bars they won’t give in tonight In spite of my rage It’s only for a moment It’s only for a moment It’s only for a moment Of time It’s just a question of time It’s just a question of time It’s just a question of time For me Nothing’s changed Everything remains the same No arrangements to be made I’m deranged And the walls they won’t give in tonight In spite of my rage It’s only for a moment It’s only for a moment It’s only for a moment Of time It’s just a question of time It’s just a question of time It’s just a question of time For me For me and you For me and you For me and you For me Nothing’s changed Everything remains the same No arrangements to be made
7.
03:55
SUBLIMINAL It’s so subliminal my love It makes me keep on thinking It makes me keep on singing It’s so impossible to care When my mind keeps me From breathing solid air I need it now I need winds to keep my arms From holding too tight I need wings to release me From all what might It’s so subliminal my love It keeps me from believing It keeps me from receiving Give me oblivion to go on My body needs some leaving Solid ground I don’t need that now I need a lot of light engineers to do the final take-off I need experts in water To wake up To wake up my love Do you want some Of my heart? Do you need some? It will be singing Wanna taste some Of my heart? Please taste some Come on and taste some Singing Singing (I need it now, I need wings) Give me oblivion to go on My body needs some leaving Solid ground I don’t need that now
8.
FADE IN FADE OUT Now all efforts have been made Solutions dissipate No use to see a use in waiting Now everywhere we move We’re never bulletproof We never can get back to the first Fade-in Fade out What is this love all about? Fade in Fade out How can I leave you alone? You carved your name in stone I see it on the wall between our two hearts All the ways we move We always lose the groove How can we ever dance to the first fade-in Fade out What Is This love all about? Fade in Fade out Will we ever be aware Of all the love and care Of all the times we tried to save ourselves? But now it is too late Do you believe in fate? Do you believe we’ll ever find the first fade-in? All efforts have been made Solutions dissipate No use to see a use in fading in Fade out What is this love all about? Fade in Fade Out Fade In Fade out What is this love all about? Fade in Fade Out Fade in Fade Out Fade in Fade Out Fade in Fade Out
9.
Platitude and Art Beautiful and hard Platitude and art Satisfactory? The lion’s lying in my arms Claws hardly harm me Complementary? Home again Don’t close the door That’s what a house ain’t for The house where we make love And we make war Balancing on what we are The road ahead The depth of our embrace Will easily erase All that’s been said Words blur my head That’s what love ain’t for That’s what love ain’t for That’s what love ain’t for That’s what love ain’t for That’s what love ain’t for That’s what love ain’t for Words blur my head That’s what love ain’t for That’s what love ain’t for That’s what love ain’t for That’s what love ain’t for That’s what love ain’t for That’s what love ain’t for
10.
Born in the summer of love In the summer I can breathe In the sun I can believe In the summer I can sleep Between islands between seas In the summer In the summer In the summer I can see See the wood for the trees In the summer I can sweep Sweep the dust away From behind my eyeballs In the summer In the summer All set for love No thinking of a burden He was born in the summer of love In the summer I can breathe In the sun I want to believe In the summer I can sleep Between razors between leaves In the summer (I can) In the summer (I can) He was born in the summer of love
11.
05:22
REUNION SONG Oh baby can’t you see There’s nobody here but me There are no ghosts around Oh baby can’t you see Life ain’t bigger than what you see And that is common ground Can we get back seated again Can we trade in our hate for zen Can we rewrite our master plan? Oh baby can’t you see Love is blind so we can’t see The love we haven’t found I’d like to strike some different chords The old ones sound so bored There should be many new ones to be explored Can we burn can we bury Can we turn can we carry The urn and hide it away forevermore? Can we fight without worries Can we trust that there is enough love Worth fighting for?
12.
03:32
NAME I know your name I know that cursing it would be a shame You’re in a frame A timeless one I don’t know where to put it Although you rule my world I know you’re not the one and only girl I know my name I know that wasting it would be inane to do Life just ain’t the same Without your madness Everything looks pretty true And though the truth may suit me well, my dear I want some beauty too I thought I knew I thought I knew I knew my name I thought that life was chronological And then you came You put me in the greatest concert hall of love And I faked the fame I did as if I could sing arias I thought I knew I thought I knew I thought I knew I thought I knew I thought I knew I know your name It’s something I will always recognize I’ll remember the games The wicked ones And the ones that were really nice
13.
04:10
Open Arms Oh almighty God, what have I done Is there a way to the way this affair has begun? Oh sweet remembrance how can I overcome? If I open my arms would you lay down your guns? Would you lie down next to me? Could you just cry out loud on my chest? Or would it be the best to say goodbye? I was a soldier on your frontline Now I’m in the hospital How I’d like to reload And shoot you off your pedestal How come you violently love me? Baby what you’re aiming at? Is it the hole in my heart or the part that’s shiny red? Would you lie down next to me? Could you just cry out loud on my chest? Or would it be the best to say goodbye? When I caress other bodies Memories grow too strong My heart jumps right back To where it belongs I doubt if I can be any longer Any longer in doubt I’ll let you into my heart To never let you out Oh grand finale Don’t wait another day If I’m a man I’d grab your hand And take all your pain away If I’m a man oh almighty I’d jump right through the fire Take out the sword and fight For every inch of our desire Would you lie down next to me? Could you just cry out loud on my chest? Or would it be the best to say goodbye? And if you cry I will try not to frown not to protest I will do my best to do it right
14.
05:08
Surrender I hate this waiting I’m afraid of latency I was delayed From the first moment on, you see I need tons of time And I don’t have the time I have been waiting for a woman like you my dear Come out of the shade My sky’s turned blue And if you need some time Just take it I know what it is Always intrigued By the books and the stories I know Stories of gold Always struck By fiction and songs about love But instead of this waiting I could walk and feel weightless Wade into your water Get wet and act shameless I could stop wondering Wondering, wondering What it is I could walk to the stars Hand over my heart to yours Just because I could be naked untouchable Tender and tough Surrender Surrender Surrender Surrender Surrender Surrender Surrender Here I sit in this waiting room I know it by heart Writing my songs of gloom As I did from the start I described every fact And it didn’t show me how to act I should walk to the stars Hand over my heart to yours Just because I should be naked untouchable Tender and tough Surrender Surrender Surrender Surrender Surrender Surrender Surrender Surrender Surrender
15.
HOW TO DRAIN THE SWAMP? How To Drain The Swamp Forgetting ain’t easy Expelling all the love you’ve lived for How To Drain The Swamp Burning opportunities given Blowing up the main square ain’t easy How can I smoke you out of your holes And put you on the mantle shelf Give you a place in my heart A place that’s easy A place where you can rest the rest Of the days ahead A place to remember A place from the past How To Drain The Swamp Obessions are like insects When you chop off the head The body keeps on teasing you How to drain the swamp When sadness can only sweeten When a wound is a flower That grows in every season How can I teach you what I’ve learned Now that schools are out forever I’m preaching in a church Without believers A church where I confess I didn’t do anything but my best A church to sing in A church to believe in When war is over The earth still smokes I see you swaying with your guns While all excitement is long gone Baby please please go Now watch me close, baby Here I go Flying high on broken wings While other birds joyfully sing Old winds won’t blow again When love is a house of terror Outworldly imagery Is all we had love How To Drain The Swamp When peace talks are based on errors How to retain the grains of love, love
16.
THE PRIME OF YOUR LIFE In the prime of your life There’s no finest of moments In the prime of your life You’re the target of every romance Your beauty your brilliance your freedom It’s your prime Your radiating soul can only shine In the prime of your life There’s no time to spent with grandma In the prime of your life You’re far too high to stay in Denmark

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released January 1, 2015

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Rick Treffers

Rick Treffers (1967) is a Dutch songwriter, singerand recording artist. Releasing albums since 1995 under serveral names: Mist ,El Turista Optimista, Rick Treffers, Miss Universe and Girlfriend Misery. In 2018 he publishes his first novel (Dutch) Ik wou dat ik jouw leven had. Two new albums expected in 2021. ... more

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