Rockin grandpa’s

 

We run the 100 metres in 45 secs

And still we have a great appetite in sex

We’ve got a sour ass and a painful knee

Which is normal when you’re born in 1953

 

Refr

We are a band of grandpa’s with an attitude

We don’t say “bro”, we call ourselves dude

We love to rock an audience for an hour or so

And get our picture on the cover of H.U.M.O

 

We may be grandpa’s but still are looking good

At least that’s what they tell us, that’s understood

We love to see our grandchild in the audience

And like to be treated with some tolerance

 

We happily lived through the summer of love

We watched the Beatles split and the Stones get rough

And now we are standing here to give you a thrill

And after the show we surely need a pill

 

 

Light of my life

 

Free as a bird on the wings of the sea

Happily you come running to me

My heart lights up like the sun in the sky

This is our moment, this is you and I

 

You jump like a grasshopper through the room

You flourish like a maypole that's all in bloom

You twitter like a sparrow in a cherryblossom tree

You don't realise what you mean to me

 

Chorus

You're so fragile, you're so cute

 I'd like to strum your name on a lute

I wanna hug you and hold you tight

You light up my future and make it bright

 

I see your picture on the silver screen

The prettiest thing that I’ve ever seen

The light in my eyes, my meaning in life

My greatest treasure, my reason to survive

 

I wonder how you will look at me

What kind of grandpa I’ll turn out to be

When you grow to be a fine young guy

Will you still ask me for reasons why?

 

 

Song for Marc

 

Who’s that guy in the mirror I’m forced to see

I could swear my father is staring at me

I’m all shook up, seeing that face

Did he come from outer space

To me …

 

Yesterday I knocked on heaven’s door

I really thought that I would live no more

I looked down on my body in bed

And wondered why I wasn’t sad

To leave …

 

Oh my friend I’m coming now

And I’m already wondering how

We can make them have a ball

We’ve done it so often, we shook them all

You see …

 

Early this morning I woke up feeling down

That feeling was strange, it really made me frown

Strangely it looks as if I’m sad

Do you think I’m going mad

At all

 

Dumped by e-mail

The silver screen gently smiled at me

And winked an eye with a gentle ping

I simply couldn’t wait to see

What the good news message would bring

 

Maybe I should have known better

She didn’t send me a letter

To let me know

that she would sail

The bitch just dumped me by email

 

The silver screen brutely laughed at me

And yelled to me “It was just a fling”

So I got dumped digitally

No one to yell to, no song to sing

 

Maybe I should have known better

She didn’t send me a letter

To let me know

that she would sail

The bitch just dumped me by email

 

The modern times, my father said

There’s nothing left of courtesy

It looks like good manners are dead

Your mother would never have done this to me

 

For now on I’m back on the street

Going out into the real

Looking for a girl to meet

Looking for an analog deal

 

 

Cyanide

Monsters and fairies and lepricorns

Haunt me through darkness and light

I run through the woods and I could’ve sworn

That things would never get right

 

But these fears really don’t make me afraid

They’re only a matter of the night

There’s a far greater beast that will wait

Untill we are all in sight

 

The fears in my life are great, oh Lord

The fears in my life are great

I wake up at night

I shiver with fright

The fears in my life are great         2x

 

It’s the more headed monster of democracy

The people we appointed to decide

They really don’t know what’s good for me

They’re devastating like cyanide

 

They look nice and really trustworthy

You’d trust them your mother of your wife,

Wolfs in sheeps clothing they turn out te be

You’ll find yourself in a real beehive

 

The fears in my life are great, oh Lord

The fears in my life are great

I wake up at night

I shiver with fright

The fears in my life are great 2x

 

 

 

Mayday

Smoke in the cabin, the plane is going down

Pilots are in trouble, you can almost feel them frown

There’s a fire in the system, the pressure has dropped off

The crew sends out a “Mayday”, this flight’s gonna be tough

 

REFREIN

Mayday, mayday, save our soul

I think the pilots lose control

Mayday mayday, save our soul

I think the pilots …. Lost control

 

Baby’s they are screaming, their parents struck with fear

People started praying, ‘Lord have mercy’ I can hear

I reach out form my woman, I can feel her hand in mine

Se really looks terrified, she knows our chances decline

 

REFREIN

 

I think of all the people, that died in a plane that crashed

This is how they must have felt, just before they got smashed

Then I realise I’m not afraid, that death has no hold on me

I start taking some selfies, maybe someday someone will see

 

 

One shot romance

He broke your heart,

he tore it apart

You’re hurt oh so bad,

you’re bound to be mad

Hit by a stampede, you’re all over the street

Crying out loud, you just scream and shout

You believe you’ll never be happy again

Here I am, easing your pain

 

He had your trust

Now there’s only disgust

You feel betrayed,

love turned into hate

You’re in a rage, and feeling caged

Crying out loud, you just scream and shout

You believe you’ll never be happy again

Here I am, easing your pain

 

But this you should know

I am ready to throw

My heart to you

So you won’t feel blue

I’ve waited so long, feeling so strong

This is my chance it’s a one shot romance

 

CHORUS

You believe you’ll never be happy again

Here I am, easing your pain

Here I am, …

 

 

Sirens in the night

 

I see the treetops, rooftops and the traffic lights

I can hear the siren singing in the upcoming night

The urge is getting stronger and the pills don’t seem to help

I can feel the devil lashing and it really feels like hell

 

Refrein

Heyhoo, heyhoo , Sirens singing in the night

Heyhoo, heyhoo, Flashing blue electric light

 

A spiderweb pulsating in an electrifying storm

Lightning bolts are dancing, in a hurricane reborn

A man in white says “I’ve got lousy news for you”

And I really try to focus, but the message won’t come through

 

Refrein

Heyhoo, heyhoo, Sirens singing in the night

Heyhoo, heyhoo, Flashing blue electric light

 

I wake up and I’m staring in a canyon wide and deep

It’s a canyon in my chest, am I in my twilight sleep?

I feel the devil reach out, he lost me on the way

Then  suddenly I realise, in this world I’ll stay

 

Refrein

Heyhoo, heyhoo, Sirens singing in the night

Heyhoo, heyhoo, Flashing blue electric light

Heyhoo, heyhoo, Doctor will I be allright

Heyhoo, heyhoo, Sirens in the Night!

 

SOLO

 

Refrein

Heyhoo, heyhoo, Sirens singing in the night

Heyhoo, heyhoo, Flashing blue electric light

Heyhoo, heyhoo, Doctor will I be allright

Heyhoo, heyhoo, ………. Night!

 

See my baby cry

Five leaden bullets made an end

to the life of someone who was heaven sent

He was a legend before he died

And God knows how the world has cried

 

Chorus :

See my baby cry

See my baby cry

See my baby cry 

See my baby cry

 

The Fabulous shamrock has lost a leaf

Noone who could really, really believe

New York Manhattan was a dead end street

Pop music lost its early beat

 

chorus

 

Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band…

Lost a member, lost a friend

The world has mourned, the world has cried

The second day, the music died

 

Chorus

 

 

Be there in time

 

I’ve been walking down the road

feeling mighty hungry and cold

I’ve been walking down the road

feeling mighty hungry and cold

I’ve gotta hitch hike through the states

‘cause I’ve got a date tonight

Yeah

 

Now people don’t you understand

I’ve got to be there in time

Otherwise another guy

is gonna have that baby of mine

I’ve gotta hitch hike through the states

‘cause I’ve got a date tonight

Yeah

 

 

The road is getting to me

I think I’ll never make it in time

Roadblocks and traffic jams

My chances really decline

I tried to hitch hike through the states

Never gonna be there tonight

 

 

 

YOU

 

I don’t care that some people say

That I should act in a proper way

The only reason that I hesitate

One simple person, that I can’t escape

 

And that’s you

I think of you

Because of you

 

Just say you don’t care for me

You let me go, I can be free

I will get the hell out of there

Kick them in their bloody asses I swear

 

Refr.

 

Until that time I’ll compromise

Take those ridiculous pieces of advice

Behave like a sold called grown up man

And play my part the best that I can.

Lange solo

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