Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Sahara Yaacob ~ songs from an unrecorded album


SAHARA YAACOB



Music by Tommaso Cecere
Words by Antares Maitreya
© 1995




GO CRAZY (TILL THE BREAK OF DAY)


every night when the light goes out
i'll be thinking about you
i don't know what it is that i miss
but it's something about you
i'm goin’ crazy
think i’ll slip on my high-heels &
go dancin’ till the break of day

i've been told that the man in the moon
is an old has-been
he used to work in hollywood
cleaning out the stars’ latrines
i'm goin’ crazy
think i’ll slip on my high-heels &
go dancin’ till the break of day

well it's hard to be a red-blooded woman
and a lady too
people talk behind your back
regardless of the facts
no matter what you do
i'm goin’ crazy
think I’ll slip on my high-heels &
go dancin’ till the break of day

let the bad old world spin around on its tail
i'll only show you what i can unveil
i'm doin’ all i can to help &
hoping that my strength won’t fail (won't fail won't fail won't...)
i‘m goin’ crazy (baby)
think i’ll slip on my high-heels &
go dancin’ with the devil till the (goddamn) break of day
("hey let's go! crazy! till the break of day!")



SINCE I FOUND YOU

friends all say
i should run away
or pay the price
don't know why
every time i sigh
i end up crying

i have to decide
if this feeling inside
is what i'm hiding
from myself
but however i try
i just can't deny
i find i'm climbing much higher
since i found you
life's been so full
so beautiful joyful & true

[CHORUS:]

WHERE DO YOU COME FROM?
SOME HEAVENLY SPHERE?
I'M SURE THAT YOU'RE NOT FROM HERE
WHERE WILL YOU TAKE ME?
WHAT WILL YOU MAKE ME?
WHY DON’T I FEEL ANY FEAR?
HOW CAN I PLEASE YOU?
I NEVER WILL CEASE TO
THANK YOU FOR EASING MY WAY
NOW THAT YOU'RE NEAR ME
I KNOW YOU CAN HEAR ME
WHISPER MY LOVE IN YOUR EAR

[SPOKEN:]

Teach me the language of angels
So I can share the secrets of your heart
My Beloved,
Soul of my Soul,
We’re One, you and me,
United and free
From now till eternity

friends wanna know
why there's a glow
from my soul
so hard to explain
but I’ll sing you
this sweet refrain

i have to confess
i’m at a different address
and my new home
is where i can rest
but however i try
i just can't deny
i find i’m climbing much higher
since i found you
life's been so full
so beautiful joyful & true

[REPEAT CHORUS]



TIT FOR TAT

you can call it luck
or you can say it's fate
you can call me a lady
or you can rake up the muck
well i found out the hard way
the world’s not an easy place
for a girl who wants to have her say
‘cos they only see your pretty face

HYPOCRITES & ARISTOCRATS
I SHOW YOU A TIT IF YOU GIVE ME A TAT
HYPOCRISY’S PART OF DEMOCRACY
HEY DON’T YOU KNOW IT’S TIT FOR TAT
BULLSHIT! DON’T YOU GIVE ME THAT

I’m an advocate of love - mmmmm - not hate
and i have had enough of your purr-litical debate
some folks like to open doors
some defecate on floors
then they’ll accuse you of some crime
when they slip and fall in their own slime

[CHORUS X 2]

i’m an advocate of love - baby - not hate
and i have had my fill of your furr-natical dictate
some folks like to open doors
some defecate on floors
then they’ll accuse you of some crime
when they slip and fall in their own slime

you can call it luck
or you can blame it on fate
you can call me anything you want babe
frankly i d0n’t give a f--k
well i found out the hard way
that the world’s not an easy place
for a girl who wants to have her say
they want to see a pretty face

HYPOCRITES & ARISTOCRATS
I’LL SHOW YOU A TIT IF YOU GIVE ME A TAT
HYPOCRISY’S PART OF DEMOCRACY

HEY DON’T YOU KNOW IT’S TIT FOR TAT
TIT FOR TAT
TIT FOR TAT
BULLSHIT! DON’T YOU GIVE ME THAT




MY LOVE IS AN OCEAN
   
all my life
I’ve been trying to find
someone who can see
what's on my mind

but all this time
I’ve been so blind
that someone i was looking for
was right behind

in another life we shared a love so true
we were such a perfect pair - me and you
in another world we would have dared to fly
higher, much higher than the sky

all my days
I’ve been waiting for you
to come back
into my life
but i can't stay
I’m on my way
i hope we meet again
in some other play

i do know
when it’s time to go
I’ll be calling out your name
hoping you’ll answer
wherever you are
you’re never too far
‘cos you and i we’re closer
than lovers

PEOPLE SAY THEY KNOW
WHAT LOVE IS ALL ABOUT (“It must be your hormones, honey”)
THEY THINK IT’S SOME KIND OF WISHING WELL
YOU CAN FALL IN AND OUT OF
BUT IF YOU TAKE A LOOK DEEP INTO MY EYES
YOU CAN SEE THAT MY LOVE IS AN OCEAN
THAT WILL NEVER DRY
(“Why don’t you try it?”)

but i can’t stay
i’m on my way
i hope we meet again
in some other play

i do know
when it’s time to go
I’ll be calling out your name
hoping you’ll answer
wherever you are
you’re never too far
‘cos you and i we’re closer
than lovers

[REPEAT MIDDLE EIGHT]

in another life we shared a love so true
we were such a perfect pair - me and you
in another world we would have dared to fly
higher… much higher... than the sky



CAN’T JUST CARRY ON 
(SPREAD YOUR WINGS AND FLY)

i’m amazed that you never
seem to get any wiser
you think you’re so clever
you don’t need to be any nicer
well here’s some news for you
from a friendly adviser
fact or fiction - truth is stranger
everything’s gonna change
we can’t just carry on (“seriously, people!”)
can’t just carry on

it won’t be business-as-usual
at the market exchange
you know trust must be mutual
or we’ll all get rearranged
well won’t be long now
time to right ‘em wrongs now
don’t throw stones at strangers
everything’s gonna change
we can’t just carry on (“you better believe it, baby!”)
can’t just carry on

I JUST GOT A LETTER IN A RECYCLED ENVELOPE
IT SAID THE WORLD WILL BE SO MUCH BETTER
WHEN WE LIVE IN LOVE AND HOPE
WORKING CLOSE TOGETHER
AND NOT JUST TO GET AHEAD
LIKE BIRDS OF A FEATHER
WE GOTTA FLY OR WE’LL BE DEAD
WE’RE BIRDS OF A FEATHER
GOTTA FLY OR WE’RE ALL DEAD
FORGET EVERYTHING AND SPREAD YOUR WINGS
GOTTA FLY OR WE’RE ALL DEAD
SPREAD YOUR WINGS AND FLY
SPREAD YOUR WINGS AND FLY
WE CAN’T JUST CARRY ON (“NO WAY, JOSÉ!”)
CAN’T JUST CARRY ON (“WE GOTTA STOP IT NOW!”)

everyone’s in the same old boat
whether you’re rich or poor
some people are sheep and some are goats
and with some you can’t be sure
we gotta be ready
when the angels open up the door
so don’t turn away the stranger
arriving at your shore
we can’t just carry on (“hell it’s been going on too long!")
can’t just carry on

[REPEAT BRIDGE]

we gotta be ready
when the angels open up the door
so don’t turn away the stranger
arriving at your shore
we can’t just carry on
can’t just carry on (“oh no!”)
can’t carry on now (“i’m not putting you on!”)
can’t just carry on
can’t keep on carryin’ on (“c’mon, do something!”)
can’t just carry on



  
I CAN’T STAND IT ANYMORE
  
people on the street
rushing round on their feet
looking down upon themselves
searching for someone else
every day smiling away
i can see a thousand people
with nothing to say

show me what i’ve got to do
how do i get through to you
little colored lights before your eyes
nobody seems to realize
every day filing away
i can see a million people
trying to earn their pay

don’t please i can’t stand it anymore
round and round and round gets to be such a bore




ON MY OWN AGAIN
  
i don’t see your face at the window
as i turn the key in my door
i don’t hear your voice from the kitchen
asking how did everything go

a man comes on the radio
saying it may rain tomorrow
makes no difference to me
i’ll pour a drink & watch tv
on my own again

i’ve been glancing at my bedside phone
almost hoping for a ring
i can see myself hesitating
why don’t we leave well enough alone

but what can i say to you?
that i still care for you?
is there a way to deal with the pain i feel?
i know i can heal
on my own again

("it’s only pain - big deal - take it away!")

but what can i say to you?
that i still care for you?
is there a way to deal with the pain i feel?
i know i can heal
on my own again

i can smell your hair on my pillow
there’s a footprint on my bathroom floor...

a man comes on the radio
saying it may rain tomorrow
makes no difference to me
i’ll pour a drink & watch tv
on my own again




WHAT CAN I DO?

well i know the kind of person you are
i’ve been patient but you’ve gone too far
that look on your face only says you’re a liar
hey don’t waste my time get out of my car
i have been fooled before
don’t give me shit no more
so mister now’s the time for you to go
but please do me a favor don’t slam the door

i should have listened to my dear old mama
my life wouldn’t be such a melodrama
she always told me not to take any chances
you wanna get married don’t count on romances
you gotta get yourself a real job
drop freddy billy harry & bob
you gotta save up your dollars
girl don’t respond to callers
behave like a snob

WHAT CAN I DO?
I’M MAD ABOUT YOU
I FEEL SO ALONE
CAN’T SLEEP ON MY OWN
I WANT YOU TO STAY
JUST ONE MORE DAY
THEN MAYBE I’LL LEARN
TO TURN AWAY (FROM YOU)

well i know the story you’re gonna tell
you say you’re sorry but what the hell
where have i heard that before?
i’m not going to be your fool no more
so mister now’s the time for you to go
but please do me a favor don’t slam the door

[REPEAT CHORUS x 3]










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