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with ease

I just came up with this, it looks and feels like a chorus to me: WITH EASE

I feel your weight
you're light as a feather
I hear your voice
it's low as a breeze

I feel your touch
you're cold as a snowflake
when I need you
I find you with ease

#545: wasting time

Written for MotorPlanet to their music:


I used to have a passion
I aimed to having fun
avoiding all commitment
I'd rather bolt and run

living faster
living louder
to just live ordinary
to me would
feel like wasting time


a never-ending party
uppers, downers, booze
the more time I'm filling
the more I seem to lose

a thought appears
out of nowhere
whatever I've done so far
begins to feel
like I'm wasting time

[I expect a guitar solo here]

the more I think about it
the more the fog clears up
the life that I've been leading
I think I have to stop

I look around
I test the ground
before I venture a step
into a life
without wasting time

mind the gap

I wrote the lyrics to match my latest backing track, 2019-03. When I tried to sing them I found I couldn't squeeze in all the lines, but needed an additional syllable in others. After rewriting and adapting it the resulting text it looks like this:


come on, don't wait too long
come on, get a move on

try to get out of the mess
see if you can stand the test

grit your teeth and get to it
it is stand or fall

hurry up
get off now
don't stay put
don't hang around
run away
watch your step
take the tube
mind the gap
watch your step
mind the gap

you have got no second chance
do not make a song and dance

you have got to go for broke
or you'd just go up in smoke

grit your teeth and get to it
it is stand or fall

hurry up
get off now
don't stay put
don't hang around
run away
watch your step
take the tube
mind the gap
watch your step
mind the gap

you have got no second chance
do not make a song and dance

you have got to go for broke
or you'd just go up in smoke

maybe take the tube
but do mind the gap



And here is the link to my first song after the album "rock-hard & soul":
mind the gap


one friend

I'm a loner
I get along
I'm a fighter
can be headstrong

maybe I need support
once in a while
maybe I need a friend
once in a while
but I am sure
when this happens
one friend will do
if this friend is you

I don't need love
can do without
I'm a strong guy
there is no doubt

maybe I need support
once in a while
maybe I need a friend
once in a while
but I am sure
when this happens
one friend will do
if this friend is you

If there's no money in it do it for the praise

Y'all know that there is no money in creating music. Maybe if you perform live regularly you get your gear paid, but that's about it. "Collecting" the fractions of US cents from Spotify, iTunes, or Youtube (0.03 cent from Spotify per stream, 0.01 from Youtube - but only if it comes with ads) would take longer than an ordinary man's life span to make any sense. So, why do we keep up creating songs, posting them on the internet, and expectantly observing the access rates... Coud it be for praise - if not money?

I love being praised - but then, who doesn't ;-) The other day a long years songwriting partner from the US wrote to me:
"I've always liked your unconventional style of writing. I think that when the words are interesting and well-written like yours, it makes the song and melody more interesting."
Reactions and comments like that keep me going! Simple as that.

Cheers!