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Barbarian Lovers

Barbarian Lovers
2005-02-23
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner © Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP

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Under Your Spell

Was it by fate you came to me
Some ancient act of destiny
That filled me up and set me free

You reached for me with shaking hand
With just one touch you can command
This feeling I can't understand

Chorus:

Time after time, baby
I lose my mind
My love is blind
I can't see since I fell Under your spell

From far away your face I see
So many things that just can't be
Can't tell what's real from fantasy

On sanity's steep ledge I poise
Alone at night I hear your voice
You call to me and leave no choice

The web you weave so dark and fine
Leaves me so willingly entwined
Come mark me with love's carnal sign

Love's sweet seduction is now whole
Without a word you take control
Possess my mind, enslave my soul

Barbarian Lovers
2005-02-23
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner © Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP

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Dancing in Slow Motion

It was your game from the start
Should I have refused to play
Shut my mind off from my heart
Closed my eyes and turned away

Burned beneath your fingers
Poisoned passion lingers
Turn around

We were waltzing in a dream
She was beckoning to you
Could you hear my silent scream
As you slowly split in two

Dancing in slow motion
Down below the ocean
Turn around

Thoughts of you invade my nights
Memories torment my days
What we had was never right
Why am I the one to pay

Still I feel I'm falling
Can't you hear me calling
Turn around

Barbarian Lovers
2005-02-23
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner © Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP

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Words in the Wind

Home is made of hope and mortar
Steadfast so it seems
Tears fall down like bitter rain
And pain erodes those dreams

Chorus:

Promises echo like words in the wind
Sounding so hollow
Telling me let go, start over again
Maybe tomorrow

Once upon a time I held you
How was I to know
Just when I thought our time had come
You'd be the one who would go

Thought I heard the words for ever
As in for all time
Failed to realize the lips
That spoke those words were mine

Barbarian Lovers
2005-02-23
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner © Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP

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Raindreams

The rain beats down in shrouded sheets
In shades of ghostly grey
Outside the wind is whispering your name

The afternoon is cloaked in gloom
As night eclipses day
The sound of thunder echoing my pain

Chorus:

Rain, rain go away
Or I, too, shall fall
All my dreams are lost in lies
Nothing left at all

I ask you if your love for me
Is something that will last
You answer me but still give no reply

For while you live you can't forgive
The pain within our past
Betrayal that will haunt me 'til I die

I'm caught within truth's stranglehold
As darkness now descends
I'm clenched within the fist of fate's cruel hand

And still the rain beats on my pain
Transparent, without end
Like waves of sorrow washed upon the sand

1982

02:36
Barbarian Lovers
2010-06-15
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP
Barbarian Lovers
2005-02-23
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner © Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP

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Where Have the Feelings Gone

Tell me, tell me what kind of love is this
Even when you hold me I feel cold
Isn''t any passion in your kiss
I should have known, I should have known
Your love would unfold

Tell me,tell me where have the feelings gone
Once I couldn't wait 'til you got home
Now when we're together time drags on
I should have known, I should have known
That this day would come

Tell me, tell me where will you go from here
Will you love another one like me
Losing you is more than I can bear
I should have known, I should have known
It just couldn't be

Barbarian Lovers
2005-02-23
A.Wilson/E.Brown © Finchley Publishing > ASCAP

1983

01:59
Barbarian Lovers
2010-06-15
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP
Barbarian Lovers
2005-02-23
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner © Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP

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On Through the Night

Cruising on through the night
Dark stillness, stars are few
I've got to get to him
Before the day breaks through
There's mystery in the night
Only he holds the clue

Chorus:

And when you go to her
Why don't you think of me
How does my image blur
For you so easily
Why doesn't it occur
To you someone might see

Moving against the moon
Its motion marks the time
I've got to get there soon
Oh, I must stop the crime
Possession paints the night
Doesn't she know he's mine

Shadow is my disguise
I've learned to wear it well
I must confront the lies
That only lovers tell
Truth trysts within the night
How can I break the spell

Barbarian Lovers
2005-02-23
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner © Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP

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I Don't Listen (When People Talk)

Please lead me on
Can't you tell that I want you
Even though some say it's wrong

But then, hey, who the hell are they
To tell me what to think and feel
Just 'cause they are so afraid

Chorus:

I don't listen when people talk
Wasted words unkind
I'll tell the others to take a walk
If you'll be mine

Please lead me on
I've been staring at you
'Bout the whole night long

And so, hey, baby, what you say
Forget the rules, they don't mean a thing
I'll play any game you say

Bridge:

All my life I've listened to
The things my own heart said
When you looked in my direction, knew
That I should go ahead

And so please lead me on
Never knew my desire for you'd
Ever be so deep and strong

And so, hey, now c'mon let's play
If you want me, too, doesn't matter who
Sees us turn and walk away

1981

02:28
Barbarian Lovers
2010-06-15
Smokesongs ltd. ASCAP
Barbarian Lovers
2005-02-23
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner © Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP

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Somewhere in a Dream

It seems you left without a word
Maybe you spoke, I never heard
Goodbye's a lesson I can't learn
Still hate to wait for your return

Chorus:

And while you sleep the world spins 'round
Silently turning without sound
There's you and me and miles between
Till you're with me we can still be together
Somewhere in a dream

You're calling to me from somewhere
I turn to see you standing there
I'm moving toward you, but I fall
I shake and wake to daybreak's call

While day is night and night is day
I dream to pass the time away
I know it's crazy, but I feel
So lonely only dreams are real

Barbarian Lovers
2005-02-23
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner © Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP

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Burn for You

Light a candle, feed the fire
Keep me sane when I'm going down
Light my life with your precious pyre
The fire flickers, the world turns 'round

Nothing seems right and nothing matters
I sing my songs but they make no sound
All of my daydreams have been shattered
Scattered like ashes upon the ground

Chorus:

And I will be waiting here for you
Until you return what can I do
But stay here and burn, I'll burn for you

Lovers' lantern shine upon me
Dry my tears for I fear I'll drown
Warm my body and set my soul free
Cold in my heart has been holding me down

Every moment I remember
To you only my memory's bound
For your love I will fan each ember
I'll carry the torch 'til you come back around

Barbarian Lovers
2005-02-23
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner © Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP

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Neon Nocturne

I walk the streets at night
Move to the neon nocturne
Beneath the billboard light
Darkness so bright that it burns
You can't see, only feel, so surreal

Chorus:

Beneath night's cover
We can dare to dance our dreams
When all we know's no more
Yet all is what it seems

The night will take you over
Penetrate your soul
Just like a moonlight lover
Night claims the right to control

Echoing in the night
Footsteps in swift staccato
Sound pans from left to right
Like gunshot volley follow
Ringing on from beyond safety's song

Between the evening's edge
And night's eternal madness
Tightrope across the ledge
That leads from sane to sadness
In between the serene and obscene

Barbarian Lovers
2005-02-23
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner © Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP

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Tell Me What You Want to Do

I know that you're not happy
With where your life's at now
But we can change it if we stick together
We can make forever now

For in time it might truly work out
No matter how hard it seems
And if you hold on tight I will help you
Have everything you ever dreamed

Chorus:

C'mon baby, tell me whatcha goin' through
Oh my baby, baby tell me whatcha wanna do
You've been running around town
I've been searching up and down
Everybody says you're blue
Oh my baby, tell me whatcha wanna do

You say that you're tired of trying
A house just ain't a home
It's too late to repair the damage
And I'd be better off alone

But you know that I won't desert you
I'm willing to stay and fight
Oh, I swear that I'll never hurt you
And in time it will all come right

For in time it might truly work out
No matter how hard it seems
And if you hold on tight I will help you
Have everything you ever dreamed

Barbarian Lovers
2005-02-23
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner © Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP

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4000 Miles from Nowhere

Didn't you ever wonder why
I packed your bags and said goodbye
And never, ever said to you don't go

Swore to myself I wouldn't cry
Couldn't you tell it was a lie
Realized my fate too late to let you know

Bridge:

Hear me calling out your name
You know that nothing is the same
So tell me how long are we going to play this game

Chorus:

4000 miles from nowhere
Baby, hang up your phone
Forget my name, my number
Don't call, I won't be home

Remember how we once were
Forget you ever knew
That 4000 miles from this place
So long ago I fell in love with you

The days all seemed like years to me
I never knew the tears would be
Like bitter rain, the terrain of my soul

Wore down a little more each day
Until I knew there was no way
To stay a part while my heart took the toll

Didn't you ever wonder why
I packed your bags and said goodbye
And never, ever said to you don't go

Although I swore I'd never cry
I wish you could have seen inside
I sealed my fate and now you'll never know

Barbarian Lovers
2005-03-13
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner © Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP

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Interview on Radio City, Denmark in 1992 with DJ Andy McCourt. In Danish and English.
Barbarian Lovers
2005-03-14
R.Eppedio/C.R.Keyser-Posner © Smokesongs Ltd. > ASCAP

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Interview on Radio City, Denmark in 1992 with DJ Andy McCourt. In Danish and English.