FLYING WITH THE OWL

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01. RIVER

I see the people going down

The wind is blowing in the leaves

It’s coming to seek us

Far down the river

And I see the shadows falling down

Down on lawns and down on me

And the ships sound their sirens

Far down the river

Far down the river

Far down the river

And when the sun bursts through the sky

With all the colours pouring down

We will not fear the fireworks

Beyond the rainbow

Beyond the rainbow

I see a white boat coming

Oh Lord

We’re waiting in this port

We’re leaving on this night

Under joyful stars

And the sailors are dancing

All night long

I see a white boat coming

Oh Lord

This time we chase the moon

This time it is our guide

From sky to sky

And the stars are dancing

All night long

I see the people walking by

The wind is whispering in the trees

It is with us forever

Far down the river

Far down the river

Far down the river

And may the whole world end tonight You dive a last time in my arms

We’re the lovers in the fireworks Beyond the rainbow

Beyond the rainbow

I see a white boat coming Oh Lord

We’re waiting in this port We’re leaving on this night Under joyful stars

And the sailors are dancing All night long

I see a white boat coming Oh Lord

This time we chase the moon This time it is our guide

From sky to sky

And the stars are dancing All night long

 

Far down the river

Far down the river

 

Michael Sele – Vocals, Acoustic, Electric & Fender Squire Guitar, Bass, Harmochord, Organ, Samples

Mac Vinzens – Drums

Raphael Zweifel – Cello

Eva Wey – Violin



02. INTO MY ARMS

In my heart

In my time

In my hurt

In my fight

All my love

And all I know

Is by your side

And we’re sinking and we’re falling

Don’t lay all the blame on me

And I’m singing the sad songs

I used to play

In my words

In my lines

In my verse

In my light

All my love

All my thoughts

Are by your side

And we’re sinking and we’re falling

Don’t lay all the blame on me

And I’m singing the sad songs

I used to play

And I’m lost in a crowded lane

I’m boarding an empty plane

Change your mind, change your mind now

I say it now, say it loud

Say it now, say it loud

Come close into my arms

Come close into my arms

Come close into my arms

Come close into my arms

In my wish

In my spell

In my grief

In my doubt

All my love

All my faith

Is by your side


And we’re sinking and we’re falling

Don’t lay all the blame on me

And I’m singing the sad songs

That’s what I play

And I’m lost in this crowded lane

I’m boarding an empty plane

Change your mind, change your mind now

I say it now, say it loud

Say it now, say it loud

Come close into my arms

Come close into my arms

Come close into my arms

Come close into my arms

And we’re sinking and we’re falling

Don’t lay all the blame on me

And I’m singing the sad songs

I used to play

And we’re sinking and we’re falling

Don’t lay all the blame on me

And I’m singing the bad songs

That’s what I play

Come close into my arms

Come close into my arms

Come close into my arms

Come close into my arms

 

Michael Sele – Vocals, Acoustic, Electric & Dobro Guitars, Organ, Rhodes

Mac Vinzens – Drums

Philipp Küng – Bass

Eva Wey – Violin


03. MONSTERS

And the monsters are coming

And I see it in your eyes

And I hear your wishful thinking

That’s when your melancholy lies

How did we get this far

How did we get this far

Apart

And the monsters are hunting

And I feel it in your mind

And I feel it in your heartbeat

It’s the rhythm of my life

How did we get this far

How did we get this far

Apart, apart

Apart, apart

Apart, apart

Apart, apart

And the monsters are sleeping

See the moonlight on your skin

And we talk about the morning

Before the night begins

How did we get this far

How did we get this far

 

Apart, apart

Apart, apart

Apart, apart

Apart, apart

Apart, apart

Apart, apart

That’s all I know

That’s all I know

That’s all we know

That’s all we know

 

Michael Sele – Vocals, Acoustic, Electric & Dobro Guitars, Analog Keys, Glockenspiel & Samples

Mac Vinzens – Drums

Philipp Küng – Bass

Raphael Zweifel – Cello


04. GHOSTS

The ghosts are back in town tonight

They’ve been waiting that long

Waiting that long

Waiting that long

Waiting that long

Tonight is the night

Tonight is the night

They will carry the firewood

The ghosts are on the hunt tonight

They will be looking for you

Be looking for you

Be looking for you

Tonight is the night

Tonight is the night

They will light up the firewood

The ghosts will catch you all tonight

They’ve been waiting that long

Waiting that long

Waiting that long

Waiting that long

Tonight is the night

Tonight is the night

They’ll burn down the firewood

Tonight is the night

Tonight is the night

Michael Sele – Vocals, Acoustic, Electric & Dobro Guitars, Harmonium, Loops

Mac Vinzens – Drums

Philipp Küng – Bass


05. IN THE DARK

See it in the dark

The blackbird

See it in the dark

This nameless star

See it in the dark

A fading memory

See it in the dark

Remember the shine

When one day your love would go

Like our secret light, as far as low

When the night was cold and long

We remember the sun

See it in the night

The fire is ending

Love is on a ride

And it’s tapping on my skin

See it in the night

A shapeless flame

Listen in the night

To a nameless prayer

When one day my love would go

Like our secret light, as far as low

When the night was cold and long

We’re flying with the owl

 

Michael Sele – Vocals, Acoustic, Electric & Dobro Guitars, Organ, Rhodes, Samples

Raphael Zweifel – Cello


06. I PRAY FOR YOU

It’s cold outside

I can’t remember your face

It’s dark outside

I can’t remember your name

And the stars are shining – tonight

For you

It’s cold outside

Who’s holding your hand

It’s dark outside

Lost in the forgotten land

And the lights are blinding – tonight

For you

And I pray for you while I’m singing

Now you’re dancing all alone

Oh no

And I pray for you while I’m winning

Now you’re walking all alone

Oh no, oh no

It’s cold outside

I can’t remember your face

It’s dark outside

I can’t remember your name

And the angels are falling – tonight

And the angels are calling – tonight

They’re calling you

And I pray for you while I’m singing

Now you’re dancing all alone

Oh no

And I pray for you while I’m winning

Now you’re walking all alone

Oh no, oh no ...

 

Michael Sele – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Ghost Piano, Organ, Percussion & Samples

Mac Vinzens – Drums

Philipp Küng – Bass

Raphael Zweifel – Cello

Eva Wey – Violin


07. TUNNEL OF PAIN

When I know in my dreaming

And I see those stars

When I know in my feelings

There will be no more troubles

No more troubles

In the tunnel of pain

No more troubles

In the tunnel of pain

When I know in my bleeding

The candles are burning

When I know in my weeping

There will be no more sorrows

No more sorrows

In the tunnel of pain

No more sorrows

No more sorrows

In the tunnel of pain

So, I go, go, go

And I’m walking down the road

So, I go, go, go

And I close the damned black door

To the tunnel of pain

When I know in my fearing

And I’m singing the blues

When I know in my moaning

There will be no more troubles

No more troubles

No more troubles

In the tunnel of pain

No more troubles

No more troubles

In the tunnel of pain

So, I go, go, go…

 

Michael Sele – Vocals, Acoustic, Electric & Dobro Guitars, Organ, Rhodes, Samples

Mac Vinzens – Drums

Philipp Küng – Bass

Eva Wey – Violin

 

08. AGAIN

The world is burning in my dream

The exploding fire is here again, again

The light is turning off my fear

The forbidden wine I taste again, again

Again, again

Again, again

You see me standing all alone

Love’s sad end is here again, again

Again, again

Again, again

And the echoes are on the run

Gently hooked, one by one

Again, again

The world is burning in my song

The poisoned haze is here again, again

The weakness pride in my mourning

The silent guide is here again, again

Again, again

Again, again

Again, again

Again, again

And the echoes are on the run

Gently hooked, one by one

And the echoes hit the wall

A helpless God’s distant call

Again, again

Again, again

Again, again ...

 

Michael Sele – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Loops & Programming

Mac Vinzens – Drums

Philipp Küng – Bass, Electric Guitar

Raphael Zweifel – Cello


09. SHADES OF SUMMER

I see the shades of summer

And the clouds are all bright

Lightning, thunder, natural wonder

We take shelter

A deep desire

Our longing’s fire

I see the shades of summer

But the colours are right

Feeling, falling without warning

There’s no yearning

In our being

When all doubts are leaving

And I feel (you)

In the rain

And I see (you)

In the rain

And as many times I strained to see

How could we ever stop the time that’s flying

Or recall it when it’s passed

And I see the peerless glow

When a hundred times I see you

When I know at least our hearts have won

And this time we make our love forever last and shining

And I feel (you)

In the rain

And I see (you)

In the rain

I see the shades of summer

The unknown is our friend

When the snow falls in summer

And the winter is dry

We become entire

We’re flames of fire.....

 

Michael Sele – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar

Mac Vinzens – Drums

Philipp Küng – Bass

Raphael Zweifel – Cello

Eva Wey – Violin

 

10. SUICIDE DAY

And it’s getting cold behind the sun; the dark comes in

And I’m counting all the flowers wild on my skin

It's a suicide day

To end or not

It's a suicide day

And the sun is shining

Welcome sweet darkness to my parting

My heart is beating from ten to zero

It's a suicide day

It's a suicide day

Leaves of mourning and sorrow

I see they’re slowly falling

Feel the silence wide awake on this morning

Across all steps, now I change the path of winding

I´m lost, forgive me that I know

It's a suicide day

It's a suicide day

I’m breathing time by time, not knowing why

I’m drowning in the sea of truthless dreams

It’s talking in my head – it always will

It's a suicide day

It's a suicide day

It's a suicide day

 

Michael Sele – Vocals, Piano, Electric Guitars, Harmonium, Percussions & Samples

Raphael Zweifel – Cello


11. WOOD SONG

 

Michael Sele – Vocals, Acoustic & Dobro Guitars, Harmonium

Raphael Zweifel – Cello

Philipp Küng – Bass, Drums