Singles Collection – Songbook

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Runaway

It started some years ago
when the grownups were hunting me
I knew, I couldn’t struggle, against them

The performance principle
is crushing me to death
I want to shake it off, I want to runaway

I try to hide away in dreams
but reality frightens me
Can’t find no exit, no chance to runaway

I try to hide away in love
because I know it helps me out…
to have a girl whoe helps me, helps me runaway

There’s no reason to stay, my life seems to be a runaway…

I try to hide away in bars
but all they want is money
And so I have one more reason, reason to runaway

The performance principle
is crushing me to death
I want to shake it off, I want to runaway

There’s no reason to stay, my life seems to be a runaway…

Music: Sven Dohrow / Ronny Schreinzer
Lyrics: Ronny Schreinzer
© 1980 Hansa Musik Produktion GmbH

The Desert Place

I’m sitting here in this desert place
And there’s no sign of life on face
There’s no way back to my home
I have to stay here – here on my own

They really left me here to stay
And now my world is so far away
There’s no place for a man like you – They told me
And so you stay in this desert place

I’m sitting here in this desert place
And there’s no sign of life on face
There’s no way back to my home
I have to stay here – here on my own

They really left me here to stay
And now my world is so far away
There’s no place for a man like you – They told me
And so you stay in this desert place

Music and Lyrics: Sven Dohrow / Ronny Schreinzer
© 1980 Hansa Musik Produktion GmbH

Birds And Dogs

Piecing together my thoughts
The way it all began
Times are changing
And my thoughts are lost in space

Birds and dogs

Something very special
Had taken place in my life
I’m thinking about the two of us
And it turned me inside out

Birds and dogs

Now when hours seem longer
I’ll be alone with endless sounds and noise
It won’t break down, no chance to rest
And it sounds like a thousand birds and dogs

Seasons fading away
There will always be tomorrow
Restless shadows follow my rut
Exploring to my inside

Birds and dogs

Now when hours seem longer…

Lyrics: Ronny Schreinzer
Music: Ronny Schreinzer/Sven Dohrow
© 1982 Hansa Musik Produktion GmbH

Face Fo Face – Heart To Heart

I thought it would be easy to forget you
For after all it’s been such a long time
And yet the memories of you still hurt me
They’ve been inscribed with needles in my mind

I’m sure I could convince you
If only you would let us meet again

Face to face – Heart to heart
Face to face – Heart to heart

Think back to when we were together
How long we thought our mutual love would last
How hard it was for us to leave each other
Is all of that now buried in the past?

I’m sure I could convince you
If only you would let us meet again

Face to face – Heart to heart
Face to face – Heart to heart

Lyrics: Sven Dohrow
Music: Sven Dohrow/Ronny Schreinzer
© 1982 Hansa Musik Produktion GmbH

Not The Loving Kind

Is this what you call life
Asking for trouble and longing for strife
You’re chasing me
the rumour ‘s rife

Your intention’s all too clear
Calling me up and calling me dear
And filling me
With dread And fear

I can’t deny it’s true that love is blind
If you can’t see that it’s all in the mind

Just leave me be I’m not the loving kind
It’s plain to see I’m not the loving kind

You know you won’t succeed
In winning cocks with chicken feed
The sings are there
For you to read

Your efforts are effete
The stakes too high for easy meat
Why don’t you just
admit defeat

I can’t deny it’s true that love is blind
If you can’t see that it’s all in the mind

Just leave me be I’m not the loving kind
It’s plain to see I’m not the loving kind

Lyrics: Sven Dohrow
Music: Ronny Schreinzer
© 1983 Hansa Musik Produktion GmbH

Ballet Dancer

When you’re dancing you’re fantastic
All you’re dressed in is elastic
You make art with twirls and spins
can’t wait till the show begins

Anyone can see
You were made to dance for me

Won’t take no – no for an answer
You’re my you’re my ballet dancer
Won’t take no – no for an answer

I’ve been here for every show
There’s not a step that I don’t know
I know your body small and neat
dancing on your dancing feet

Anyone can see
You were made to dance for me

Won’t take no – no for an answer
You’re my – you’re my ballet dancer
Won’t take no – no for an answer

Lyrics: Ronny Schreinzer
Music: Sven Dohrow
© 1983 Hansa Musik Produktion GmbH

Love System

Hey boy in the corner there
You’re keeping people at bay
The others dance, you sit and stare
It doesn’t really have to stay that way
Take a chance and free yourself
don’t get left on the shelf

Hey girl on the dance floor
don’t get carried away
You’re looking good, but are you sure
You look to good by the light of day
Take a chance and free yourself
don’t get left on the shelf

Love system, love system – all have the chance
Love system, love system – get up and dance
Love system, love system – everyone’s there
Love system, love system – let down your hair

Love system, love system…

Hey mother it can’t be true
You’re just not making sense
Now You’re alone it won’t help you
To sit alone on the garden fence
Take a chance and free yourself
don’t get left on the shelf

Love system, love system – all have the chance
Love system, love system – get up and dance
Love system, love system – everyone’s there
Love system, love system – let down your hair

Love system, love system…

Cause I know that there’s a love system
It’s a circus, it’s a fate
If you’re unhappy, trust the love system
Now is never too late

It’s up you to change your way of life
Take a chance and free yourself
don’t get left on the shelf

Love system, love system…

Lyrics: Sven Dohrow
Music: Michael Gerlach
© 1983 Hansa Musik Produktion GmbH

The Game Of Chance

If there’s trouble in paradise
you don’t belive that it will hurt you
The lines in the book and the lines on your face
Are fragments in a cosmic puzzle
Everything is covered by a veil of secrecy

But there’s always someone who believes in destinyMy secret’s a secret and will always be
I haven’t got the heart to tell you
I lie to your face while you’re lieing with me
You never even guess the dangerEverything is covered by a veil of secrecy
But there’s always someone who believes in destinyYou see me
You see me laugh
The puppets dance
And no one knows
About the game of chance
[Repeat]

How do you feel when the night closes in
Are you frightened by the darkness
Where’s the solution that lulls you to sleep
If the deep of night is endless

Everything is covered by a veil of secrecy
But there’s always someone who believes in destiny

You see me
You see me laugh
The puppets dance
And no one knows
About the game of chance
[Repeat]

Everything is covered by a veil of secrecy
But there’s always someone who believes in destiny

This is joke that nobody knows
it’s a gift to the present
it’s made for the future
it’s a precious joke
it’s all I own

You see me…

Lyrics: Tim Dowdall
Music: Sven Dohrow
© Hansa 1985

Love In The Dark

When I found you I was swept away
by tidal waves of passion
Like a sailor drinking rum
beyond the limits of his ration

I’m all at sea and
I’m lost like a vessel with no course
I can’t see through the night
and the winds are gale force

The ship sails on
and you are sleeping down below
Now you’re in the hold
I’ll never let you go
(I’ll never let you go)

Love in the dark
In the middle of the ocean
Love in the dark
In the storm of our emotion

I don’t need to know the time of day
or night or our direction
Only one thing justifies itself
and that is our affection

We don’t look out for the signs
that the current ebbs and flows
And we live in a nest
made for love and not for crows

The ship sails on
And you are sleeping down below
Now you’re in the hold
I’ll never let you go
(I’ll never let you go)

Love in the dark
In the middle of the ocean
Love in the dark
In the storm of our emotion

Lyrics: Tim Dowdall
Music: Ronny Schreinzer
© Hansa 1985

Deep Within My Heart

I regard myself with deep suspicion
I feel my beating heart, feels no contrition
Guilt is a dirty word that no one likes to hear
But nothing can hope to tread, where even angels fear

I’ve a feeling deep within my heart
there’s no feeling deep within my heart
it’s an act in keeping with my part
there’s no feeling deep within my heart

I believe I see whatever I believe
The greatest power of mind is the power to deceive
Love is a dirty word if you’re not in love
Heaven is meaningless if there’s nothing up above

I’ve a feeling deep within my heart
there’s no feeling deep within my heart
it’s an act in keeping with my part
there’s no feeling deep within my heart

I know I said I need you
And that my heart was dying
I should have told you then
That I was lying

I’ve a feeling…

Lyrics: Ronny Schreinzer/Tim Dowdall
Music: Sven Dohrow
© Hansa 1985

Time Will Tell

Time was – when time stood still for our rendezvous
My heartbeat – hit danger-zone when I thought of you
What we had – felt like an eternity
And nothing could go wrong – or steal our ecstasy

When you’re sleeping next to me
I’m waiting for the day
I lie awake and dream of you
A thousand miles away

So time will tell – and time’s never wrong
So time will tell – but time takes so long

Our time is up – or that’s the way that it seems to be
Your heartbeat – is beating now for your liberty
What we had – can never return again
No matter what we do – no matter who takes the blame

I lie awake and dream of you
A thousand miles away

So time will tell – and time’s never wrong
So time wil tell – but time takes so long

Lyrics: Tim Dowdall/Sven Dohrow
Music: Sven Dohrow
© SDM/ROS Tunes 1987

Hold On To Your Dreams

You came to me in one of these nights
And you told me – about your fears
I tried so hard to comfort you
But you couldn’t hold back your tears
You told me something about the plans
That you made – some years ago
And you found out that it’s not so easy
To get what you want

One more day and you will find
What it takes to see the light
One more day and you will see
What it means and what life’s all about

Hold on to your dreams
don’t you remember the things I told you
Hold on to your dreams
don’t you know how much it means to me

I guess you understand what I mean
And that you know – I never lie to you
And if someone won’t believe in you
I’m sure you’ll know what to say

One more day and you will find
What it takes to see the light
One more day and you will see
What it means and what life’s all about

Hold on to your dreams
don’t you remember the things I told you
Hold on to your dreams
don’t you know how much it means to me

Lyrics: Ronny Schreinzer
Music: Ronny Schreinzer
© SDM / ROS Tunes 1987

One Day

One Day’s a day
When everything goes wrong
Not like today
Not like the rest and not so long

We should never say a word we can’t defend
And if I’m right in my conclusion
We should stay to the end
We need something on which we can depend
And if I’m right about confusion
We should stay to the end

And I said, one day
won’t you ever wonder what you’re living for
And before you move don’t forget, one day
This heart won’t beat no more
And one day
We’ll be certain what we did this whole thing for
So before you move don’t forget, one day
This heart won’t beat no more

One Day’s enough
To squeeze the life from love
This is the stuff
Of which our nightmares are made up

We should never say a word we can’t defend
And if I’m right in my conclusion
We should stay to the end
We need something on which we can depend
And if I’m right about confusion
We should stay to the end

And I said, one day
won’t you ever wonder what you’re living for
And before you move don’t forget, one day
This heart won’t beat no more
And one day
We’ll be certain what we did this whole thing for
So before you move don’t forget, one day
This heart won’t beat no more

don’t you ever wonder what you’re living for..

Lyrics: Tim Dowdall
Music: Ronny Schreinzer
© SDM/ROS Tunes 1987

Tonight

I’m gonna ask you for your love
I cannot wait for the break of day
The sun will shine above
And you will be so far away

Though moments come and go
I can see – This is the last with you

This is the chance of a lifetime tonight
Not gonna wait till you’re out of sight
This is dawn of a new day tonight
Now that the time is right

So in the silence of the night
We must face up to our destiny
The stars are shinnig bright
And you are here in the dark with me

Though moments come and go
I can see – This is the last with you

This is the chance of a lifetime tonight
Not gonna wait till you’re out of sight
This is dawn of a new day tonight
Now that the time is right

This is the chance of a lifetime tonight
Not gonna wait till the sky is bright
This is the start of an era tonight
Now that the time is right

Though moments come and go
I can see – This is the last with you

This is the chance of a lifetime tonight
Not gonna wait till you’re out of sight
This is dawn of a new day tonight
Now that the time is right

This is the chance of a lifetime tonight
Not gonna wait till the sky is bright
This is the start of an era tonight
Now that the time is right

Tonight – The chance of a lifetime tonight
Tonight – The start of an era tonight

Music: Ronny Schreinzer / Sven Dohrow
Lyrics: Tim Dowdall
© SDM/ROS Tunes 1987

Love Is Blind

You know that I would never claim
To be the perfect man
But I could not complain
About the way I am

Just take me as you see me
‘Cos it’s the best I have to offer
And if it doesn’t look like much
It doesn’t really matter

It cannot hurt, To tell the truth
I really don’t mind,’Cos love is blind
To say the truth, Is not unkind
I really don’t mind,’Cos love is blind

You know that I would never try
To be somebody else
And I can’t tell a lie
To you about myself

Just take me as you see me,
‘Cos it’s the best I have to offer
And if it doesn’t look like much,
It doesn’t really matter

It cannot hurt, To tell the truth
I really don’t mind,’Cos love is blind
To say the truth, Is not unkind
I really don’t mind,’Cos love is blind
(Repeat)

Just take me as you see me,
‘Cos it’s the best I have to offer
And if it doesn’t look like much,
It doesn’t really matter

It cannot hurt, To tell the truth
I really don’t mind,’Cos love is blind
To say the truth, Is not unkind
I really don’t mind,’Cos love is blind
(Repeat)

Music: Ronny Schreinzer / Sven Dohrow
Lyrics: Tim Dowdall
© SDM/ROS Tunes 1987

Touch Of Heaven

The lights are all out, we’re undercover
I can’t do without you, my tactile lover
I can’t resist you, the way you play me
I’m gonna miss you, I need you daily
You’re lips are lovely, they move my senses
You sway above me, I lie defencelessly

I’m in captivity
Living in ecstasy
Do what you want to me
And watch me flying

This is the way to my heart
And it’s a touch of heaven
You can make love to an art
And it’s a touch of heaven

You give me the squezze, I’m under pressure
Your fingers release, a perfect pleasure
You give my body, the strangest feeling
You lay upon me, your hands of healing
You are the goddess, of love eternal
Your tongue is endless, when used internally

I’m in captivity
Living in ecstasy
Do what you want to me
And watch me flying

This is the way to my heart
And it’s a touch of heaven
You can make love to an art
And it’s a touch of heaven

I’m in captivity…

Music: Ronny Schreinzer / Sven Dohrow
Lyrics: Tim Dowdall
© SDM/ROS Tunes 1987

I Need You

I thought that you should go
What were you worth to me
I thought I’d find another girl
As soon as I was free

But then I saw you and I nearly died
Standing in the arms of mister nice
So finally he’d got you – it all became so clear
Your lips were nearly touching – it was more than I could bear

I need you
I need you and I need to know you’re mine
I need you
I need you like the lyric needs a line

I knew that you loved me
I didn’t feel the same
While you were being true to me
I was playing games

But then I saw you and nearly died
Standing in the arms of mister nice
So finally he’d got you – it all became so clear
Your lips were nearly touching – it was more than I could bear

I need you
I need you and I need to know you’re mine
I need you
I need you like the lyric needs a line

Words: Sven Dohrow/Tim Dowdall
Music: Ronny Schreinzer
(C) Hansa

Words: Sven Dohrow/Tim Dowdall
Music: Ronny Schreinzer
© Hansa 1985

Playing With Fire

I’m going where I please – And coming to my senses
I don’t fall to my knees – At the fences

Taking – Life in – Laughing
And playing with Fire
Lost in – Loving – Laughing
And playing with Fire

I’m taking every chance – And giving up at nothing
And altering my stance – Without warning

We’re living for a lifetime
And playing with Fire
We’re living on the line
And playing with Fire

I’m living for today – And dying to be with her
I never beg or pray – Exept to differ

Taking – Life in – Laughing
And playing with Fire
Lost in – Loving – Laughing
And playing with Fire

We’re living for a lifetime
And playing with Fire
We’re living on the line
And playing with Fire

Music: Ronny Schreinzer
Lyrics: Tim Dowdall
© ROS Tunes 2008

Can’t get out

And when the nightime closes in
the pretty picture show begins
and you can not defend
the darkness at the other end

And when the nightime closes in
the colors crumble from within
and you can not control
the darkness trippin’ through your soul

And when the nightime closes in
the voices in the dark begin
and you can not defend
upon the dream to ever end

And when the nightime closes in
then something changes from within
and you can not escape
the one direction of your faith

I resigned to time
Can’t get out of it, can’t get out
I’m confined in another mind
Can’t get out of it, can’t get out

And when the nightime closes in
the voices in the dark begin
and you can not defend
upon the dream to ever end

And when the nightime closes in
then something changes from within
and you can not escape
the one direction of your faith

And in the middle of the night
you search around you for the light
but still you cannot find
a piece of luck or peace of mind

And as the shadows grow around
the silence deafens you for sound
and everything you hear
instills in you a sense of fear

I resigned to time
Can’t get out of it, can’t get out
I’m confined in another mind
Can’t get out of it, can’t get out

When the nighttime closes in on you
there is nothing, nothing you can do
there is nothing, nothing left for you
Can’t get out of it, can’t get out

When the darkness comes before your eyes
like the silence, just before your eyes
there is nothing, nothing you can do
Can’t get out of it, can’t get out

Music: Sven Dohrow
Lyrics: Tim Dowdall
© SDM 2008

War on War

In the darkness you cannot use bayonets
The only way you can kill people
is to throw a couple of granades
and then machinegun it
and then get on

Of course there are casualties in war
But what is important, is not that one dies,
but the principles that one dies for

The fighting unit is simply an expression of morality,
thus the motto of the armed forces is
We have nothing to loose, but our honour

It is anywhere a scientific fact
that the modern techniques of armed combat
whatever the theater of war, whether arctic or tropic
allow even the foot soldier, to avoid the discomfort
of rain, water, gales
of heat, cold and mud

Fight the good fight
Fight for your life
Your country is calling
Fight for right

Fight the good fight
Fight for your life
Your country is burning,
burning bright

War on War
What you’re here for

War on War
What you fight for

A military spokesman has described
the situation at the front as grave

The ravaged army is limping in retreat
with the general staff giving orders for the troops
to assemble and regroup
and present arms, and legs and severed heads

Music: Sven Dohrow
Lyrics: Tim Dowdall
© SDM 2008

Breaking my heart

It’s not an art to break my heart
You always did it from the start
Apart from other games you play
Every day, in every way

It’s all the same to you, who you screw
Who survives and who slips through
And they all get their dues, you say
What’s gonna happen to you?

Now your’re breaking my heart
Now your’re breaking my heart
Now I’m falling apart
Don’t go breaking my heart

It’s not the way you say goodbye
The things you do that make me die
Eternal lies about eternity
You turn the key and I feel free

But I’m a prisoner, I’m yours
And I crawl to you on all fours
I bare my soul behind closed doors
I don’t regret it what’s happening to me

Now your’re breaking my heart
Now your’re breaking my heart
Now I’m falling apart
Don’t go breaking my heart

Call me
I’ll give you anything, for free
Fall into me
I’ll want to you say: You love me

Now your’re breaking my heart
Now your’re breaking my heart
Now I’m falling apart
Don’t go breaking my heart

Music: Sven Dohrow
Lyrics: Tim Dowdall
© SDM 2008

I don’t know what to do

You were the one
Who broke my mind in two
Now we’re in half
I talk to me not you

And I numbered you
Among my friends and more
I could count on you
Now I ask what for

I’m on my own
You’ve gone to score
You’re in your prime
And I’m no more

You’re adding to the pain each day
Cos all you do is take away
And I don’t know what to do
(Don’t know what to do)

I calculated you would stay
But all you do is take away
And I don’t know what to do
(Don’t know what to do)

I even asked
Why you were so odd
You only care
For number one and God

I’m on my own
You’ve gone to score
You’re in your prime
And I’m no more
You’re adding to the pain each day…

Music: Ronny Schreinzer
Lyrics: Tim Dowdall
© ROS Tunes 2008

Going through the motions

I can’t believe that it’s for real
I can’t believe you told the truth
It doesn’t matter what you feel
You look to old to play the youth

And so I put the pressure on you
It’s time for you to act your age
Though I can’t tell you what to do
I can destroy your gilded cage

I want you
Do you want me
You know you want to want somebody

We’re going through the motions
I’m living on emotion

We’re going through the motions
I’m living on devotion

It’s not to late to stop the rot
The time has come to make a stand
And if I put you on the spot
I hope that you will understand

I want you…

Words: Tim Dowdall
Music: Ronny Schreinzer
© SDM/ROS Tunes

Forever and ever

I saw your face, through a window
But you vanished without trace
And I searched, all the night
All around the place

Then when you came, I knew I’d found you
And I’d never feel the same
Every day, we’re apart
Is a crying shame

Time is flying – And I’ve been missing you baby
Our love’s not dying – It’s getting stronger each day

You and me, was meant to be
And we’ll be loving
Forever and ever

All we need is harmony
And we’ll be loving
Forever and ever

You’re in the mould of something special
That can’t be bought and sold
And I know, that what’s mine
is a heart of gold

And come what may, we’re together
Forever and a day
Cos we’ve found, what we want
And it’s here to stay

Time is flying – And I’ve been missing you baby
Our love’s not dying – It’s getting stronger each day

You and me, was meant to be
And we’ll be loving
Forever and ever

All we need is harmony
And we’ll be loving
Forever and ever

Music: Ronny Schreinzer
Lyrics: Tim Dowdall
© ROS Tunes 2008