Copyright © Sol Heilo
 

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Wake up it's your call when the situation's looking like this.
I know it's your choice but how come you never told me?

It's hard to be around you all the time when you're acting like this
I know that it shows so how come you never show me?

I know it's sad, thinking 'bout what we've got
But I don't even know you
You don't even know me

And I know inside that you just forgot
But I don't even know you
You don't even know me anymore

I was like the big sister you never had when your world was a mess
I know that you know so how come you never hold me?
I would be the one that you called when you needed caress
And I would pick it up, so how come you never call me no more?

I know it's sad, thinking 'bout what we've got
But I don't even know you
You don't even know me

SKINHORSE PLAYGROUND

AMERICA

Call me up just to draw me down

The spiral stairway to neverland

Climb on top of a falling star

We’re all in awe of America

mmmmmmmm

 

 Make me up just to break me down

Make me dance in a golden town

And climb up close to the morning sun

We all suck blood in the promised land

mmmmmmmmm

 

 Listen up; in euphoria, we’re falling, we’re falling!

Listen up; in euphoria, we’re falling, we’re falling!

 

 And raise me up just to pull me down  

Dance with fire to another dawn

Climb on top of a higher star

Scorch my soul for a miracle

 

 And fuck me up just for feeling down

Kiss and crawl to the nearest bar

Smoke stack high on a tower crown

We all look out to America

oooooooooh America!

 

 Listen up; in euphoria, we’re falling, we’re falling!

Listen up; in euphoria, we’re falling, we’re falling!

 

 Call me up when i’m coming down

The spiral stairway to neverland

Wake me up when i hit the ground

Wake me up from America

WHEN MY COUNTRY DIED

I wake, I wake from my sleeping
And I must have slept for many years
'cause all around me is weeping
And gone are all happy cheers

Their hands, their hands they are crippled
From clasping what they thought was theirs
Too numb to feel God’s breath ripple
the blank surface of one thousand tears
That was when my country died

And blind, and blind they’ll be seeking
To find, to find what they forgot
I see them walking in circles
Being something that they are not
That was when my country died

I wake, I wake from my sleeping
And I am free but I still hide
'cause when the prophets stopped speaking
That was when my country died

LONDON IS TROUBLE

London is trouble, in every brick and every stone
London is trouble, and I feel so bare when I’m alone
Clouding up my thoughts like the cold grey sky
Wearing down my soul as the Thames rolls by
Stirring up the guilt that I pushed aside
Cause London is trouble, when you still linger on my mind
 
London is trouble, in every alley on every road
London is trouble, the nights get so wild and overblown
Packing up my suitcase for one last time
Leaving all my tears on the Circle line
Breaking up the clouds as I catch my flight
Cause London is trouble, London is trouble
 
Pick me up, drag me down, let’s dance downtown
Cause London is trouble, London is trouble

When I feel so numb that I give in
London is trouble, when I can’t feel the snowfall on my skin
 
Wrapped up in the moon as the stars float by
Kissing under a streetlamp, and my, my, my
Lighting up your face in the wintery sky
 
Pick me up, drag me down, oh no.. come bring me around,
down underground, let’s dance downtown
Cause London is trouble, London is trouble

And I can’t feel the snow fall on my skin
And I can’t feel the snow fall on my skin
And I can’t feel the snow fall on my skin

 

I CAN'T SLEEP

I can’t sleep, can’t be alone in this old room without you and me
together like the good old days when we used to be
oh two mussels in the sea, oh like carrots and peas
oh, and then you turned your back on me
 
I can’t sleep when you’re not here with me, you left your scent like a print
and it feels like it’s yesterday you walked away, oh you echo where I lay
oh the night’s a thousand shades, oh your pictures on my wall decay
 
And I can’t sleep, can’t get any rest like this, there’s way too many dreams
of what we used to be and I can’t sleep, can’t sleep next to you
 
I can’t sleep whether you’re here or not, it doesn’t make sense to me
when you’re next to me
Then again when you’re not here, oh I can’t be anywhere
oh your heart is in my ear, oh your clothes have left my chair again
 
And I can’t sleep, can’t get any rest like this, there’s way too many dreams
of what we used to be and I can’t sleep, can’t sleep next to you
can’t sleep, you can’t get any rest like me, there’s way too many hearts that beat
your body heat and I can’t sleep, can’t sleep next to you

 

THE DREAM ESCAPERS

Praise the ones out on their own, the dream escapers
Their grit and their steel, forever daring at the wheel
And you flow down the hill, and you’re as free as how you feel
You knew the risk of getting lost, a place that’s better
Everyone would roll their eyes and cut you down to half your size
When you flow down the hill, and you’re as free as how you feel
And you’re half the way you wanna be
Half the way they wanna see, you are halfway human
And you’re baffled when you’re left alone
And they’re laughing when you’re on your own
You are halfway human, and you can see their minds are so blind
But they won’t see it
 
Your only solace is the air, the wind in your hair
Like a dance without a care, but through the rush you hear
The howling in the fields, you brake, you turn the wheel
Now you’re sliding down the hill, they see you coming
They roll the carpet out, and they were never in doubt
That you would slide down the hill, at odds with what is real

But you’re half the way you wanna be and you’ll
Never be the one they see, you are halfway human
And you’re baffled that you’re not alone
Cause you feel that you’re still on your own
You are halfway human, and they celebrate that they always knew
And they claim they all believed in you! You are halfway human
The eye of the mind, but they won’t see it
They’ll never see it, they just don’t see it

 

KILLING KARMA

Well I was going out to find another me

Cause there was not a thing a hollow Sol could be

Cause I tried to hurt me, and I tried to hate me

And I tried to heal me, but there was nothing working anymore

 

Well I was going out to build a better life

Cause that was all I could do, when you gotta do or die

Cause I tried to face you, and I tried to filter you

And I tried to fight you, but there was nothing working anymore

 

But now I see who you are, your cloak and dagger heart

You’re crafty like a shark, you’re killing karma

Now I sense your attack, the gun behind your back

Yeah, I can smell a rat, you’re killing karma

You’re killing karma

 

Well I was sick and tired of all your hidden lies.

So bitter you demonized whenever you whispered my name

Yeah were kamikaze, lethal like an army 

Always out to harm me, but there was nothing working anymore

 

But now I see who you are, your cloak and dagger heart

You’re crafty like a shark, you’re killing karma

Now I sense your attack, the gun behind your back

Yeah, I can smell a rat, you’re killing karma 

Now I see who you really are, a desolated star

You fester in the dark, you’re killing karma

Now I sense your attack, the gun behind your back

Yeah, I can smell a rat, you’re killing karma

You’re killing karma, you’re killing karma

CLOSER TO THE SKY

What’s gonna happen?
What’s gonna happen when I leave this life?
Will we be strangers or will we be closer together?

Too young for dying
But I’m too old to cry for mama now
I need someone to help me through somehow
Someone who makes it better when I’m

Closer to the sky
Will we be forever
If we’re closer together?

Am I in heaven?
Or is it heaven how you hold my hand?
Ask my children to understand
My heart will never leave them

Closer to the sky
We will always be together
When we’re closer to the sky
We will be forever
When we’re closer again

Ref

And when time’s tumbling will we be together again together again?
Hold my hand to hinterland
In hinterland
I will meet you when you’re

Closer to the sky
We will always be together
When we’re closer to the sky
We will always beat the weather
When we’re closer to the sky
You and me will be forever
When we’re closer to the sky
We won’t have to wait for better days

And when time’s tumbling we will be closer together


 

WALK A LITTLE FURTHER

Your dream floats out on Lonesome Street softer than a hymn
You cloak your solitude in the lifestyle that you skim
A symphony of sorrow for all who fall astray
The silent cry is deafening, you long for your escape far away
 
So walk a little further now, though the snow is deeper here
Walk a little further now
 
Enter Café Solitaire
I’ll show you all the doubt that’s flowing
People lost in disrepair
A universal sadness growing
They’re drowning in a daily race
To glamourize their social page
 
Another slice of model lives
Lived through someone else’s eyes
Another cry from their paradise
A scrap of bread and circuses, on the rise
 
Walk until the snow has gone
Walk until the morning comes
Walk away from all the clowns
Walk away from Fancy Town
 
And Walk until the snow has gone
Walk until the morning comes
Walk with brittle nerves of glass
Walk a little further now
Walk a little further now, though the snow is deeper here
Walk a little further now




 

HAPPY SONG

Come play me a happy song, I can't play it on my own
'cause the night is dark, and I could use a little light
Come on play me a happy song and I am doing all right

Come play me a happy song, I can't play it on my own
'cause the night is dark and the road is long
And the way you play me isn't fair
Come on play me a song or I will leave you girls here

Come play me a happy song I can't make it all alone
'cause the night is dark and the road is long
And I cut myself and you cast a long shadow you
Come on play me a happy song I'm feeling all blue

Come play me a happy song, I can't play it on my own
'cause the night is dark and the road is long
And I cut myself on the tip of your tongues
And I ain't feeling well
And I wish you all would go to hell!
Come on play me a song we used to do it so well

Come play me a happy song and I need to play along
'cause the night is dark and the road is long
And I cut myself on the tip of your tongues
And I ain't feeling right and I ain't feeling wrong
And I ain't feeling good about singing this song
And the darkness bites and the darkness roars
But you know that we can always choose
Oh let's play us a happy song, I'd do it for you
Play a happy song we do it good
Let's play a happy song all the night through
Come play a happy song…
I would do it for you