A.F. Songbook

 

 

 

 

20
2012
12 Songs

All Music and Lyrics written and produced by A.F. 2012.

Recorded and mixed at dB musicLAB Studio, Naters, Switzerland
Mastered by Glenn Miller at Greenwood Studios, Nunningen, Switzerland
Bagpipe Track #6: Daniele del'alba
Violin Track #6: Sisterman Läx
Accordion Track #6 & #12: Cristiano Werlito
some lyrics track #11: Marcello Ermitas
special thanks to Cassandra Budlong

 

A.F. - You Never Know Until You Go

 

 

 

1. Goodbye  
2. Planet B  
3. Twenty Video
4. International  
5. Botfly  
6. Out Of Home  
7. My Life  
8. Vielen Dank  
9. Stay True  
10. Lost Souls  
11. The List  
12. Leide am Schtei  

 

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Texte

1. Goodbye

Walking through these hotel rooms Feeling of the end
Listening to stories about the boom when more money was spent
In one room I really read the greatest congratulations
As I was sitting on the bed in a house of a thousand nations

I sing you goodbye
Time has come I’ll never see you again
It was a great time
I will always be your fan
Goodbye cairn

Time to say good bye’ was written in the news
They lived their life like heroes but sometimes they were confused
years are getting older a big man with great power
became the new holder and somehow he was the saver

This song is for my parents-in-law who gave you their souls
Hold them in your own mind in my mind you stay the cairn
The walls are covered with red cloth Fairytales of the hotel cairn
Protected by grandfather Charly Mountains do what they can

 

   
2. Planet B

Assemblymen discourse
Commissions debate
Politicians in best suits
And a lot of wasted words

What is it for?
This will not help
Everyone of us
Has to reassess his way of life

Cause there is
No Planet B or Planet C
We have to act on one’s behalf
We will not
Destroy our home
We have to walk the talk

Polar Bears will die
Islands will sink
This is breaking news
Someone needs to act

We‘re not assemblymen
We don’t need a conference
We are free people
We know excatly what to do

   

3. Twenty

Since 20 years we all are having fun
It’s hard to believe but it’s true
It’s passion, it’s love
It’s ambition and faith
It’s so deep in our hearts

We sing you this song if you want all night long
With you and a beer by our side
Friends will be friends
Together we rock
Until the morning gray


We rock / with you / all night (long)
We won’t / stop / with this (shit)

I swear you my friend we have seen a lot
Over the last 20 years
Some decisions were right
Some promises wrong
In the end we just sing for you

   
4. International

I’m siting in a plane
It’s a long distance flight
Quite boring but somehow still fun
Two movies are watched
Some Poker is played
And the chicken tastes like fish
The inflight entertainment
Is the pastime number one
Old and young have fun with this toy
The crew is ok
They smile and make jokes
And i’m still wondering:

Where do they come from?
Where do they go?
What is their mission?
What is their goal?
A journey of hope / a travel to explore
Or is it just: luxury freedom

The flightplan shows
Still 5 hours to go
Time enough to check out the crowd
What I see
I would describe
As International
Some look frustraded
Others feel bad
The bulk seems to be relaxed
It’s stuffy in here
I’m done with this crush
(And) I really would like too know

   
5. Botfly

Remember what they used to say
And don’t forget the words on the way Say Yes not nay
While listening to someone’s son
Don’t forget that he is still the son of someone who will be gone
So everything we used to do and everything we used to say
Was not the same
The same things that have nothing in common
Even when you try at the end of it all remains only: Why?

Where is my life where has my life gone
I ask myself when I am sad
Take a butcher’s knife when weapons are sown
Pare them because this life is not so bad

The survival of the fittest is it what it’s all about
Get out of the crowd Get out
Everyone will remain and everyone will get to live
It’s not just for the fittest ‘Cause we are all fat
Everyone is getting fatter and everyone will be better than a fly
I am a botfly like every one of you I put my eggs under your skin

Why so many people had to die in these ways full of insanity
There was no rationality but we always found a reason
To kill ‘em all with power the purest thing still is
That it won’t stop with this we will find support for this Piss
As long as people exist what kind of nature flying being is
We are like botflys How can we call them monsters on youtube
Our mother never has been a cube

Botfly you have to die

   
6. Out of Home

The field of confidence is the first place out from home
Mountains as a chance I never feel alone
As I walked through the streets I remember where we used to meet
Could it be that I will see pictures in front of me

Melodies are still going trough my mind
You will remember me and everything is alright

You have to call my name
Are You sure you cannot see
That it will never be the same
take care when you go
it will always be a show
the buskers are even singing
when there's no song around

bottles never used up
glasses never broken
there is still hope
when I hear this sound (around)

I feel as I can see I can find you anywhere
in the sky over me I know that you are there
can you feel the rain even when you don’t get wet
you always wear a chain in your bed you get sad

   
7. My Life

I HAVE TO WORK 8 HOURS
BESIDE I HAVE TO SLEEP SOME TIME
SLEEPING IS OK BUT
WHERE’S THE TIME FOR MY INTERESTS?

MAYBE A DAY’S TOO SHORT
MAYBE SOMETHING HAS TO CHANGE

THIS IS MY LIFE
THIS IS MY TIME
I AM THE ONLY BOSS
SO LET ME GO MY WAY

WORK IS FOR SURE
AND WILL NEVER BE
THE MAIN PART OF MY LIFE
(SO) DID YOU GET THIS NOW?

IT MAKES NO SENSE TO MOAN
IT MAKES NO SENSE TO HUNT THE CULPRIT
IN FACT IT’S ME ALONE WHO
HAS TO ASSIGN MY PRIORITIES

DO YOU HEAR ME NOW?
I WILL POINT THIS OUT (ONCE) AGAIN

   

8. Vielen Dank

So viele Jahre zogen ins Land und wir haben viel erlebt
Alte Bilder schweigen im Sand und niemand weiss was geht
Eine Riesenlücke und Leere bleibt zurück
Ihr ward ein Teil auf unserer Reise in das Glück

Lasst uns die Reihen schliessen für ein allerletztes Lied
Lasst uns die alte Zeit begiessen das wär das schönste was es gibt
Auch wenn sich die Geister scheiden was zu viel oder zu wenig ist
das System so gut es geht zu meiden weckt was eingeschlafen ist
und jeder der am schlafen ist wacht irgendwann mal wieder auf

Ihr habt immer nur das getrunken was ihr selber gepredigt habt
Worte haben nie nach Lügen gestunken doch was jetzt geschieht ist schon ein Schlag
Das einzige was bleibt so habt ihr uns erzählt
ist die Erinnerung an diese schöne Zeit

Wir haben schon andere gesehen die haben entschieden zu gehn
Das hat oftmals wehgetan und wir konnten es nicht verstehn
aber bei euch ist alles etwas anders dunkle Wolken am Horizont
Lieder die wir sangen lass sie klingen bis an die Front

 

   
9. Stay True

 

THIS IS FOR YOU
I HOPE YOU ENJOY THESE LINES
MAYBE IT HELPS
TO PASS SOME LONELY NIGHTS

HOLD ON! I’M SURE YOUR‘RE DOING FINE!

EXCITED ABOUT
A NEW EXPERIENCE
FULL OF BEANS
BUT PRICKS OF CONSCIENCE

YOUR WAY! THE LAND OF THE FREE!

A NEW WAY OF LIFE
MEANS LEAVE IT ALL BEHIND
A REALLY TOUGH CHOICE
BUT KUDOS FOR YOU

THE CHALLENGE IS ON
BUT ONE THING’S FOR SURE
THE SUN WILL SHINE ON YOU
EVEN ON RAINY DAYS

SO FAR AWAY
FOR SUCH A LONG LONG TIME

A PERIOD OF LIFE
YOU HAVE TO WALK (GO) YOUR LINE

(TO) MANAGE AND PASS THE DAILY GRIND
DON’T CARE ABOUT
(ALL) THE SUPERFICIAL DUDES
I NEED YOUR WORD
DON’T FORGET ABOUT YOUR ROOTS

ONE DAY YOU’LL BE BACK! WELCOME HOME!

SO TRY TO PAVE
THE WAY FOR ALL YOUR DREAMS

I WISH YOU ALL
THE BEST BUT PROMISE ME
STAY TRUE!

10. Lost Souls

there is something different
there is something different on my mind
are you sure about your Kind
about your kind that made you reckless
but never mind
the days will come back into your life
you have to take your chance instead of
falling down in trance when you can
take again the whole issue from you
you will never be obsessed

Never obsessed by anyone like you
Everything he lost has made him lost too
Hold me in your arms if you wanna save a soul like mine
It will never be the same
like you never wanna be so tame
the only thing to lose is a fucking kind of fame
you look so fine

when the region became the only kind of religion
you have to trust yourself and to trust in everything
a condition to be searched by anyone is to be lost
so you will be found by somebody

 

   

11. The List

The list that I have since some years in my head
Is a list with a few things to do and I hope
That I will reach some things on my list with my fist
If I must need the fist I hope it won’t be a mist

What’s the gist of a list without a fist I know well
that a list dies when you reach each aim on the list

To write the last lyrics of a song that I forgot
If I had a list that wouldn’t happen but now I check back

En el culo del mundo he comprado el gato en la bolsa
ahora pienso que todo esta en la mantequilla
pero he hecho la Poquenta sin dueno
Poquito a poco hila la vieja el copo
Tú loco

 

   

12. Leide am Schtei

Ich hä en leide am Schtei
nimmu nu es Pierli oder zwei
zumu Fäscht sägi lieber ja wa nei

Wenn ds Fäscht gad so richtig a fat
chunnt schi zu mier und seit äs sige scho schpat
und schi welle langsam aber sicher heim erscht da erfille schich ire Treim Aber nei das chas doch jez wikli nit sii
vor zwei Schtunde is doch ersch gad drii gsii
und ich will ersch heim wenn ds Fäscht isch verbii

Ich hä halt am fäschtu änz freit das isch das wamu über mich so seit
ds Problem isch dass friener vill meh hä fertreit het mu gseit, und das tüet mer furchbar leid
aber das het öi schiini Vorteila
mu lad schi scho na einum einzigu Bier la ga
und erfinnt Lieder mit Texta wie schalla la la la la

Jez näm wer nu ds allerallerletschta
will ds Letschta heiwer immer nu gnu und nacher gäwer heim
und de häni mi ver hittu üsnamswiis güet binu
will ich will moru wider zwägg sii
will ich will öi moru wider derbii sii
will moru gits scho wider so en Partii

Chumm wier singe nu es Reggi-Lied
und das meini wirkli ganz ganz lieb
und nacher geits wirkli heimwärts züe - und de isch Rüe
Mit de Händ geiz hin und här
doch scho das isch fer mich vill ds schwär
und uf "schwär" weis i gar kei Reim