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GEMSTONE LYRICS

Farmhand's Plan

Going down to the old man's farm
To collect my pay.
Then I'm heading where it's safe and warm,
Gotta get away.

I've been stuck here for a long, long time,
Now I'm going south
Leave a couple of mistakes behind.
And Mary's bickering mouth.

Hitch a ride to the nearest town,
Need a place for the night
Walk the streets up and down,
Find the neon lights.

And the girls say "Well, come in, boy, you look far from home!
Why don't you have a drink with us, we're so alone tonight."

And when I wake next morning in a stranger's bed
I got an empty wallet and an aching head.

Going down to the old man's farm
To collect my pay…

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Late Inception

When I was young I used to pick up
My guitar and play
Some gentle songs of peace and love,
How the world gets better that way.
My hair was long, my mind was free,
Took my acoustic everywhere I went
And all I wanted at that time
Was play the guitar in a band

Then other things like girls and jobs
Made a mess of all my dreams so far
And as I looked I noticed rust
On the strings of my guitar.
My dream was almost out of sight
And I was part of the machine,
Work all day and sleep at night,
And paying back loans in between.

All I really wanted to do was play the guitar in a band,
‘Cause I found out that after all
A late inception is better than an early end!
A late inception is better than an early end!

I realised how time went by
And with it all I ever planned,
That’s the moment when I turned around,
Took my six-string in my hand.
And then at last I found some friends,
Who shared that dream with me
We took our guitars, bought some amps
And set our music free 

And now I do what I wanted to do, I play the guitar in a band,
‘Cause I found out that after all
A late inception is better than an early end!
A late inception is better than an early end!
A late inception is better than an early end!

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Dear Marie

I met Marie lying on the ground
In a dirty bar in a two street town.
When I woke up from a barroom fight
With a guy that had been twice my height.
Marie was kneeling by my side,
Revealing, tempting, smiling bright.

Oh dear Marie, this is not the place for you
Oh dear Marie, and I want to have you near
I may not be rich and I sure ain’t the most clever one
But oh dear Marie, I will get you out of here.

Marie, such a sweet young thing
With her arms tattooed and her nipple ring

I lay there, watched sweet Marie
Who dressed my fingers skillfully.
And as she treated my broken wrist
I noticed I spoke with a lisp.
I saw a tooth lying on the floor,
When I looked around I found some more.

Oh dear Marie, this is not the place for you
Oh dear Marie, and I want to have you near
I may not be rich and I sure ain’t the most clever one
But oh dear Marie, I will get you out of here.

Marie, such a sweet young thing
With her arms tattooed and her nipple ring

Marie it’s such a drag     Wasting yourself in such a dive
It’s time pack your bag     And come to life

Marie, such a sweet young  thing
With her arms tattooed and her nipple ring

“Come with me, Marie, my dear,
We’ll find a better life somewhere!”
Marie, she said “I’d better not,
‘Cause I’m married to the guy you fought.”
And over my shoulder I could see
That big tall guy approaching me

Oh dear Marie, this is not the place for you
Oh dear Marie, and I want to have you near
I may not be rich and I sure ain’t the most clever one
But oh dear Marie, I will get you out of here.

Marie, such a sweet young thing
With her arms tattooed and her nipple ring

Marie, such a sweet young thing …

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Jack's Choice

All work and no joy makes Jack a rich boy
Every night and every day, Jackie heard the people say
All work and no joy makes Jack a rich boy

Jackie was a countryboy, his head full of ideas.
One day he left his native town to conquer unknown spheres
In the capital he found a job, worked sixteen hours a day
Before too long he got on top and earned a pleasant pay.

Now Jackie lived a modern life of restlessness and speed
Sold his soul to economy, success his only need
Acquired piles of useless things, everything money can buy,
Just off and on in his fancy flat he missed love and joy

All work and no joy makes Jack a rich boy
Time and again he’s not so sure, if there wasn’t something more
All work and no joy makes Jack a rich boy

Jackie didn’t see the life behind the neon lights,
It took him years to realize
That he would pay the price
For the others who survive
If he didn’t start a life…

One night Jack sat at his shiny desk, lonesome at the top
Got up and drew the consequence and quit his classy job
Gave all his goods to charity, then he said goodbye
He left this life of luxury, went home, a country boy

All work and no joy makes Jack a rich boy
All the wealth he’s dreaming of won’t compensate the lack of love
All work and no joy makes Jack a rich boy

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Today

I´m lying in my bed wide awake
Can´t get no sleep, no matter what I take
It´s late at night, ‘bout half past one
There are so many things undone
And I, I watch the lightnings out in the rain
And it seems like it´s never gonna stop again
There´s a thunder rolling in my heart
And the feeling we´re so far apart
Today
Today

Your words echo in my mind
Over and over, so many times
They´re getting louder, fill my head
Don´t want to hear what you said
Wish that you were by my side
How I wish, wish that I could see a light
But the thunders are still going on
As everything is going down
Today
Today

All is over, all is gone
I´m left somewhere I don´t belong
You ruined all so easily
And thunders started haunting me
Now I know that my love would never win    
Because love is something you are not believing in
But I don´t think that I was wrong
I still believe in all I´ve done
Today
I still believe today
I still believe today

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Leave a Message

Leave a message when you go
A couple of words just to let me know
That our times were not that bad
Might be the best days that I ever had
And if you tell me it was right to stay
I sure won’t forget a single day
Leave a message when you go.

Like two lovers we would fight
Like two brothers we would stand side by side
Never knowing what’s to come
But reassured that there will always be someone
Who‘ll cheer me up when my world breaks down
and who‘ll watch my back when trouble’s around
Leave a message when you go.

Now and then it got heated, it got rough
Somehow we thought we needed to be that tough.

Time and again grief might come through
And after that I will drink to you
Just leave a message when you go.

Now and then it got heated, it got rough
Somehow we thought we needed to be that tough.

There’s no one I’m relying on the way I trust in you
Still there’s no one who’d lead me on just like the way you do

So leave a message when you go
When you follow where the winds may blow
And may your heart be leading you
When you do the things you want to do
May your life turn out the way it should
I still hope that you don’t leave for good
Leave a message when you go.

…when you go.
…when you go.
…if you go.

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Home Sweet Home

You live your life in perfect isolation
You've built massive walls around your home sweet home
You are a prisoner of your own limitation
You should accept the world is changing but you don't

You waste your energy protecting your possessions
Owning so many things that you don't really need
You sit around and cultivate your own depression
You better jump up now and get up on your feet

Because the world is turning on
And changing day by day
Be aware you're not alone
Take the chance and head a different way

May it seem hard now at the moment
It won't be long until you'll see
Once you have left the road of fear and sorrow
You'll be strong and feeling free

It's no good trusting anyone
I won't leave my comfort zone
Duck for cover, stay at home
I don't care if my friends have gone
I don't need folks, I'm safe alone

You are avoiding any contact with a stranger
'Cause you're afraid of anything that he would do
Would steal your job and put your boring life in danger
And you forget that he's a man like me and you

The wall around your house is your horizon
And you have built a safe and petty world inside
You peek outside and while your loneliness is risin'
You're not aware that fear's a quite deceiving guide

Because the world is turning on
And changing day by day
Be aware you're not alone
take the chance and head a different way

May it seem hard now at the moment
It won't be long until you'll see
Once you have left the road of fear and sorrow
You'll be strong and feeling free
Once you have left the road of fear and sorrow
You'll be strong and feeling free

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More

There’s nights I lie awake
Thinking of past days again
See things that I enjoyed
And things I’d rather not had seen
So glad I found you
You took my hand

So much more than just a night
So much more than just a life
So much more than just a million different worlds
So much more than just a life

People make mistakes
And me, I am just one of them
Full of the best plans
That never work the way they’re planned
So glad I found you
You took my hand

So much more than just a night
So much more than just a life
So much more than just a million different worlds
So much more than just a life

Sometimes home can be a person
A special someone made for you
Sometimes you get something you dreamed of
Sometimes life may treat you good

You say all the things I did
Made me the one that I am now
Even though some were not okay
You wouldn’t want to change me anyhow
So glad I found you
You took my hand

So much more than just a night
So much more than just a life
So much more than just a million different worlds
So much more than just a life

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Wake Up Boogie

When you wake up in the morning
And you're lonely in your bed
There is nothing to remember
And you’ve got an aching head
When you wake up in the morning
And you're lonely in your bed
It's sad.

When you wake up in the morning
‘Cause of all those noisy trucks
Your old coffee can is empty
And you’d really need some bucks
When you wake up in the morning
‘Cause of all those noisy trucks
It sucks

Life is just a lack of preparation
And every single morning it's the  same situation

When you wake up in the morning
In a bed that you once owned
Next to a woman you’re so tired of
That you wish you still were stoned
When you wake up in the morning
In a bed that you once owned
You're boned

Life is just a lack of preparation
And every single morning it's the  same situation

When you wake up in the morning
And you're stone-cold in your bed
No pain, no aches, no burns
And there is nothing in your head
When you wake up in the morning
And you're stone-cold in your bed
You might be dead
Maybe you’re dead
You’re  f*cking dead

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Married into Money

You’d think it’s crazy doing what I did
But she was my lady, she was all I needed
We got together, it wasn’t hard to see
That ever since I met her she was the one for me        

With her by my side I was truly blessed
And when she married into money
I headed for the west

Shy glances in the classroom, holding hands in the park
Going to the movies and bringing her home after dark
Since the day I got her it was meant to be
We were made for each other, we matched perfectly

She was my everything brought forth my very best
And when she married into money
I headed for the west

That’s the way it goes, baby,
Tthat’s the way it goes
That’s the way life flows, crazy,
That’s the way life flows

I knew better than to hold her back
She went and I let her fade into black

She just disappeared and left me with that mess
And when she married into money
I headed for the west

That’s the way it goes, baby,
That’s the way it goes
That’s the way life flows, crazy,
That’s the way life flows

Wish I could say I never cared but nonetheless
Since she married into money
I’ve been crying in the west
Crying in the west
Crying in the west

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Life

In the morning, when I wake up,I ask myself
Should I get up or stay in bed.
I think it would be okay to start the day
Two hours later, so I stay

And later at half past nine the choice is mine
Having some coffe or some tea
And while I watch the birds at my window sill
I know this day will be good to me

Life's too good
To waste my time
Running 'round
In circles all the time

I sit in a streetcafe, enjoy the day
And let the sunshine in my face
I look at the busy crowd, so fast and loud
Tryin' to get through their daily race

Life's too good
To waste my time
Running 'round
In circles all the time

Let the good times roll like a lottery ball
I know it's up to me to live in harmony

In the evening I stay at home, I love to be alone
Watching my favourites on TV
I do it my own way, don't care what the others say
Try to relax and let it be

Life's too good
To waste my time
Running 'round
In circles all the time

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By the Bend

Meet me at the river in the afternoon, down by the bend
Lying in the sun and holding hands, our feet stuck in the sand

And the people will be smiling when they see us there
Laughing the day away
And the hours will be flying, and we won’t care
Laughing the day away

No one’s gonna bug us but the ants and flies, down by the bend.
Hopes and dreams and little white lies, and so much time to spend

And the people will be smiling when they see us there
Laughing the day away
And the hours will be flying, and we won’t care
Laughing the day away

Laughing the day, laughing the day, laughing the day away

I will wait for you all summer long, down by the bend.
Every single day soon as my time is done, my prison days will end.
And the people will be smiling when they see us there
Laughing the day away
And the hours will be flying, and we won’t care
Laughing the day away

People will be smiling when they see us there
People will be smiling when they see us there
People will be smiling when they see us there

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