Relentlessly

by Manticess

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1.
The sound of Johnny's guitar is like nothing I've ever heard before When I heard it on the radio I knew I needed more And the songs he plays on the radio waves Fill my heart with sound (round and round it goes) All my sorrow and fear just disappear My feet take off the ground And Johnny's guitar takes me far away from here To my childhood days when everything was right And Johnny's guitar makes me shed a little tear All my memories of you come alive tonight The sound of Johnny's guitar is with me even in my dreams It sings and wails and whispers; it sweeps and cries and screams And the songs he plays on the radio waves Fill my heart with sound (round and round it goes) All my sorrow and fear just disappear My feet take off the ground And Johnny's guitar takes me far away from here To my childhood days when everything was right And Johnny's guitar makes me shed a little tear All my memories of you come alive tonight How we lay beneath the moonlit sky (arm in arm) How we kissed upon the beach in the sun The sound of Johnny's guitar was in my head when I found love It promised me heaven on earth and all the stars in the sky above And Johnny's guitar takes me far away from here To a golden future, shining oh so bright And Johnny's guitar takes away my deepest fear Like a shining star that's burning in the night
2.
03:21
I didn't think we'd last forever (evermore) But now the signs are saying never (never) It breaks my heart in two To see him hand in hand with you While I am left behind with nothing but the pain I feel like Juliet again with Romeo lost and gone Feel like Juliet again, singing the same old song All the darkness that surrounds my heart Will light up in the end But until that day I'm Juliet again There is no happily ever after (no no no) There's only tears and silent laughter (ha ha) They say that I'm a fool For spending all my love on you If only in my heart I could just let you go I feel like Juliet again with Romeo lost and gone Feel like Juliet again, wondering what went wrong All the darkness that surrounds my heart Will light up in the end But until that day I'm Juliet again For every happy couple you see There is a lonely girl who's just like me I feel like Juliet again, looking for a friend Feel like Juliet again, trying to understand Juliet again with Romeo out of reach I feel like Juliet again, trying to find some peace All the darkness that surrounds my heart Will light up in the end But until that day I'm Juliet again Until that day I'm Juliet again
3.
03:31
Those wings never tasted the wind Still somehow they know its song My soul heard the call ever since Felt the longing, the unfulfilled Thoughts of stone, they cling to my mind And like chains they're holding me down Oh, could I leave my sorrow behind Could I let all worries go The skies are so far The clouds out of reach The arms are so heavy Ground is so close The skies are so far The clouds out of reach A child of the wind Earthbound Silent voices are whispering Talking dreams and mysteries Of horizons never seen And of worlds not even dreamed The skies are so far The clouds out of reach The arms are so heavy Ground is so close The skies are so far The clouds out of reach A child of the wind Earthbound How does it feel how does it taste To try the forbidden How to see my own sun rise How to wander among the stars The skies are so wide The clouds far below The wings are so strong Carrying home The skies are so wide The clouds far below A child of the wind Airborne Airborne
4.
Can you ever tell me Why these arms aren't open Why my heart is broken Oh, I trusted you Wherever you will go to I will always think of you My love will always find you Forever in my dreams Lost in broken memories Lost in dying thoughts Lost in dreams that will never come true Lost in feelings for you Do you still remember You told me of the blue sky Said you would teach me to fly And now you let me fall Wherever you will go to I will always be with you My grief will always find you Forever in my heart And still I'm lost in broken memories Lost in dying thoughts Lost in dreams that will never come true Lost in feelings for you I'm lost in broken memories Lost in dying thoughts Lost in dreams that will never come true Lost in feelings for you Lost in feelings for you Lost in feelings for you
5.
03:05
I was thinking of you just the other day And I wanted to call but didn't know what to say I dug out the tapes that we used to play Before you went away Before you went away It seems like yesterday we were reaching for the stars We had our special way when driving in our cars It seems like yesterday you were standing at my gate While in reality it was 1998 We were queens in command with the world at our feet We were facing the cold and defying the heat You told me secrets on a stormy night When I was by your side When I was by your side It seems like yesterday we were dancing late at night While I was still afraid you looked me in the eye It seems like yesterday I was begging you to stay Yet in reality it was 1998 You promised me you'd never let me fall Come hell or high water Who's to say they're sorry Who's to blame for it all And why you let me fall Why did you let me fall? It seems like yesterday we were dancing late at night While I was still afraid you looked me in the eye It seems like yesterday you were standing at my gate Yet in reality it was 1998 It seems like yesterday we were reaching for the stars It seems like yesterday you were standing at my gate It seems like yesterday we were dancing late at night It seems like yesterday I was begging you to stay
6.
03:07
When your hair is a mess and rain is pouring down When your favorite dress has holes you cannot mend When you are stranded somewhere in a one-horse town And you think you can't find your way home When you're all alone and no one's by your side When your neighbor's cat keeps scratching on your door When you're about to drown in all the tears you cried And you think you can't take it anymore Don't surrender, no matter what they say There's someone who thinks of you So hold on to your dream relentlessly Just remember wherever you may be There's a silver line in every cloud that you may see When you're on your knees and nothing gets you up When everything you do goes wrong beyond repair When you think half-empty looking at your cup And you just want to drown in despair Just call on me and I will show you that I care Don't surrender, no matter what they say There's someone who thinks of you So hold on to your dream relentlessly Just remember wherever you may be There's a silver line in every cloud that you may see Don't surrender, no matter what they say There's someone who thinks of you So hold on to your dream relentlessly Just remember wherever you may be There's a silver line in every cloud that you may see Don't surrender, don't surrender Don't surrender, hold on to your dream relentlessly Don't surrender, don't surrender There's a silver line in every cloud that you may see Don't surrender, don't surrender Don't surrender, hold on to your dream relentlessly Don't surrender, don't surrender There's a silver line in every cloud that you may see
7.
Hush now, don't say a word Just hold me in your arms Don't believe a word you heard Just keep me safe and warm Forget all about your friends tonight Like I'll forget about mine Whatever seems wrong will be all right All we need is some time Hush now, don't think no more About the things we have done Anger, jealousy and pain Let it all just be gone Forget all about the world tonight And leave the trouble behind Whatever seems wrong will be all right All we need is some time To say the words I'm sorry To read each other's mind To smile again and carry on And leave the past behind Hush now, don't make a move I need you here with me I'm sure we can start anew Have faith and you will see We'll fall in love again tonight Like we did so many times Whatever seems wrong will be all right We're gonna make it this time We're gonna make it this time
8.
03:46
I'm so sad to see you leaving But I know you have to run From the moment that I met you I knew this day would come In the distance there are strangers Coming down the Western Road You have seen it all before So better grab your things and go 'Cause you know, yes, you know They are coming after you And you know, yes, you know You've got to run Ride on till the morning hour finds you Ride on through the night Ride on to the ends of the earth Ride on till you die Ride on till you die I'm so sad to see you leaving But I know you have to run From the moment that I met you I knew this day would come In the distance there are strangers Coming down the Western Road You have seen it all before So better grab your things and go 'Cause you know, yes, you know They are coming after you And you know, yes, you know You've got to run Ride on till the morning hour finds you Ride on through the night Ride on to the ends of the earth Ride on till you die I can feel a storm is rising There is thunder in the air All the animals seek shelter The raven and the hare As you mount your milk-white stallion I whisper goodbye I pray they will never find you Wherever you may hide 'Cause I know, yes, I know They are coming after you And I know, yes, I know You've got to run Ride on till the morning hour finds you Ride on through the night Ride on to the ends of the earth Ride on till you die Ride on until the day you reach the coast Ride on, we're never far behind Ride on, you leave the ones you love the most You ride on, ride on, oh, ride on Ride on till the morning hour finds you Ride on through the night Ride on to the ends of the earth Ride on till you die Ride on till you die
9.
A lonely candle in the night Cutting darkness, shining bright Strong enough to chase the shadows But too weak to stand a blow A lonely sun in endless space Fights the cold with burning rays Strong enough to warm our faces But too weak to reach our hearts The wind carries the flowers scent Smell the lightness of being In the warm breath of the sky Summer's song across the earth Dance, dance, laugh and sing As long as the fire's still burning Dance, dance, laugh and sing For one thing is sure There will be a new nightfall High above the noise and the crowds The treetops are green The wind sings its age-old song Clouds dance under the sun Dance, dance, laugh and sing As long as the fire's still burning Dance, dance, laugh and sing For one thing is sure There will be a new winter I feel your presence next to me I hold your hand in mine Your bright eyes, your loving smile Makes my heart burn within A lonely hour in the night With burning candles shining bright Strong enough to make us joyful Strong enough to keep us one
10.
02:35
Ever since I am with you I'm a lucky woman In my life there's so much joy just because of you I could dare the dance on thin ice, go and fly in the storm Walk on clouds in the air and laugh in the sun You make me fly Even if there are dark clouds on their way You take me high You make me fly Even if my life leads me astray You make me fly Your eyes they need no words to say You take me high You make me fly In your arms I just wanna stay Come let's dare the dance on thin ice, go and fly in the storm Walk on clouds in the air and laugh in the sun We'll never give up, ever hold on, never give up I'll never go, never leave you, I love you so You make me fly Even if there are dark clouds on their way You take me high You make me fly Even if my life leads me astray You make me fly Your eyes they need no words to say You take me high You make me fly In your arms I just wanna stay
11.
Everybody wants to dance with the backbeat Everybody wants to surf on the waves Everybody wants a break and some ice-cream Being lazy on a sunny day Here comes the summer Here comes the summer Here comes the summer Everybody wants to swim in the river Everybody wants to dive in the pool Only I'm still at home with my guitar Trying to write a song for you I know that I am such a fool Here comes the summer Here comes the summer Here comes the summer I want to join the others getting cancer in the sun But all that I can think of you I'm swearing and I'm cursing and I don't get it done 'Cause all my lyrics just won't rhyme Here comes the summer Here comes the summer Here comes the summer Here comes the summer
12.
(instrumental)
13.
03:00
I need to hide away the tears on my face I don't want to cry, but I know I'll be freezing without your embrace And I'll think of you, think of you Think of you every night I will think of you Think of you every lonely night I watch you leave As you walk down the street In the dark of the night But I know you'll return 'Cause this is not our last goodbye Final vale, real farewell I crave the day when you are free To hold me safe in your arms I try to warm my heart With memories of your smile I'll be there and wait, 'cause I know Every day will be worthwhile And I dream of you, dream of you Dream of you every day I will dream of you Dream of you every single day I see you draw near As you walk up the street In the break of the dawn Yes, I knew you'd return 'Cause it was not our last goodbye Final vale, real farewell Today's the day and you are free To hold me safe in your arms

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released April 24, 2016

Produced by Manticess

Mixed and Mastered by Benjamin Fetscher at BA Audiolabs / ba-audiolabs.com except 1998 mixed by Joe 'The Butcher' Nicolo / joenicolo.net

Recorded at home in Stuttgart, Saarbrücken, Kreuzlingen, and Konstanz

Photos by Renate Bayer

Design by Meike Jürgens / it-girl-graphics.com

Thanks to Benny, Meike, and Renate for making this album sound and look good; Sebastian for the microphone; Rebecca for the tambourine; Lynda DeFuria and PureVocals.org for demo help; Julian and Ole for fun on the road

Special thanks to our musical guests for lending their talent to this album:
Dave Uosikkinen / daveudrums.com
Mark Zonder / markzonder.com
Andy Rumschlag / twitter.com/andyrumschlag
Markus 'Ulle' Ullrich / acosmictrail.com
Barbara Weymer
Tracy Grammer / tracygrammer.com
Martin Klein / infinight.de
Jennifer Brown
Thomas Hartmann / oboblab.at/thomas-hartmann

Manticess are Susanne Wolff and Johannes Schult

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