Lyrics »42nd Thunder Road«

Living For The Night

I am driving, I am driving,
in my car through the deep dark night
On the highway, on the highway
and the odometer turns in the dashboard light
Pictures run through my head like the landscape is passing
the window of my automobile
The years flow by like a water down the river,
that flows into the deep blue sea,
that flows into the deep blue sea.

I’m living for the night,
hiding from the glaring light.
I’m living for the night,
stay there `til it feels alright, alright.

I am driving, I am driving,
in my car through the deep dark night
On the highway, on the highway
and the odometer turns in the dashboard light
Make a short stop at Tom’s Pub, the House Band is playing,
he pushes me a beer unasked.
It feels like coming home, the band is playing just for me,
my heart beats to the rhythm of the song.
my heart beats to the rhythm of the song.

I’m living for the night,
hiding from the glaring light.
I’m living for the night,
stay there `til it feels alright, alright.

Bluegrass Daddy

My daddy taught me to run
My daddy he told me son,
Don’t you never stop movin‘ and just try to keep it groovin‘
And always keep your head in the sun

Here now listen to the story of the man
Who was givin‘ hard to try the best he can
To teach his boy to rule over pretty heavy tool
And to see now if he’s made out of his brand
Now that boy back then, for heaven’s sake, was me.
Instead of hammering a nail he caught his knee
He was howling like a dog and he was jumpin‘ like a frog
And for weeks he couldn’t leak no any wee

My daddy taught me to run….

One day he said you better watch your foot
That’s how I got my name in the hood
I was the Two-Sizes-Feet-Man, that’s all a guy would need then
To be the odd, the girls soon understood
I still hear him say you better watch your finger
Not soon enough, ‚cause I been ‚bout to linger
The hammer fell down straight, he just followed on his fate
And that’s how I became a yodelinger

My daddy taught me to run….

Once I woke up, heard the speaking of the nurse
She said don’t you think, this all might ‚d be a curse
This boy could make some noise, but for sure with other toys
Let it go, ‚cause he could never make it worse
So now look at me and see what I became
Won’t you say, I’m just a hucka of a man
I might lost a tooth or three, but that’s not to bother me
As long as I can hear that ringin‘ in my head

My daddy taught me to run…

The Answer

You say two wrong wouldn’t make no right,
I know, but he wanna ease his pride.
He wanna ease his fight.
Your tears been cried, now hang on to yourself,
I know you know, you don’t need no help,
So put it on your shelf.

But now I know it’s just a bit complicated,
you’ve been too frustrated,
feel like being persuaded,
by someone like him

All Talk is cheap, unless you start to do.
The right way out is coming up to you,
Yes, it’ll feel like being true.

But now I know, it’s just a bit complicated….

And you know the answer is you!
(keep running, keep, keep running, keep running to you)

You know it too, inside of you.
There’s all you need, believe it’s true

And you know the answer is you!
(keep running, keep, keep running, keep running to you)

L'Ubriaco E Le Monelle (The Drinker And The Crooks)

Una volta cera quell‘ briaco
andando sotto un celo pieno di stelle
Arriva a un incroco e sente un suono
e vede tre monelle
»Vieni con me,« disse il primo
»ti prometto dovizia e onore!«
»No,« disse il secondo, »sono io il piu opimo!
Con me ne trovi gioventù, e salvezza dell dolore!«
Ma questo uomo, e proprio questo, che stá cerchando?

Un po dovizia, un po d`onore, e nulla manchera
scegli salvezza dell dolore, che ti convienera
prendi il potere, per mantenere alle promesse che non si assolvono mai

»Non ascoltare a loro,« mo dice il terzo
mentre la luna fa suo giro
»stai con me, e guarda che non scherzo!
Ti porto potere – con un solo tiro!«
Allora questo uomo si pensa: » Ma! Dovizia e onore,
salvezza dell dolore o pure il potere.
Sopra tutto, e poi ne stesso mi prendono per fesso!
Perché l’amore, chi mi fa vedere«?
E forse e proprio questo, che stá cerchando…

Un po dovizia, un po d`onore, e nulla manchera …

»Dalla nascita fin alla morte,« ora crida il uomo
in mezzo le strade
»cerchiamo il camino, con gli occhi storte
raccogliando lacrime sulle nostre spade!
Non ne voglio ne dovizia, ne onore non me frega il potere
E mi lascia sentire il dolore!
E io ballo come ballo, e spero che il fumaiolo tira
perché, se no, un giorno, accidenti
per un stregone mi porotno sulla pira!

E giusto in quell momento
un coniglio cosi gigante
scende con il vento
molto piu grosso d’un elefante
zappà un monello dopo l’altro
con pazienza e senza fretta
co’ll campanello che suonò in ogni salto
fischiando sta canzonetta….

Un po dovizia, un po d`onore, e nulla manchera…

Deutsche Übersetzung (sinngemäß):

Der Trinker Und Die Schurken

Es war ein mal ein Trinker,
der spazierte unter einem Himmel voller Sterne
Er kam an eine Kreuzung und hörte ein Geräusch
und sah drei Schurken.
»Komm mit mir,« sprach der erste
»ich verspreche dir Reichtum und Ehre!«
»Nein,« sagte der zweite, »ich bin die viel bessere Wahl!
Bei mir findest du ewige Jugend und Erlösung vom Schmerz!«

Aber dieser Mann, war es wirklich das, was er suchte?

Ein bisschen Reichtum, ein bisschen Ehre, und es wird dir an nichts fehlen,
entscheide dich für die Erlösung vom Schmerz, und es wird dir gut gehen,
oder nimm die Macht, um an all den Versprechungen festzuhalten, die sich nie erfüllen werden.

»Hör nicht auf sie« sprach nun der dritte,
während der Mond seine Runde drehte
»halte dich an mich, du wirst sehen, ich scherze nicht!
Ich bring dir Macht – auf einen Schlag!«
Also denkt sich der Mann: » Nun, Reichtum und Ehre,
Erlösung vom Schmerz oder Macht.
Am Ende, und das ist sicher, werden sie mich hintergehen!
Denn, von der Liebe sprach keiner von ihnen«

Doch vielleicht war es gerade das, was dieser Mann suchte…

Ein bisschen Reichtum, ein bisschen Ehre, und es wird dir an nichts fehlen…

»Von der Wiege bis zur Bahre,« schrie nun der Mann
mitten in den Straßen
»suchen wir den Weg, mit trübem Blick
und ernten nichts als Tränen auf unseren Klingen!
Ich will keinen Reichtum, keine Ehre, um Macht scher‘ ich mich nicht
Und lasst mich den Schmerz spüren!
Ich tanze, wie ich tanze und hoffe, dass der Schornstein zieht
denn, wenn nicht, zum Teufel,
als Hexer bringen sie mich zum Scheiterhaufen!

Und genau in diesem Moment
senkt sich ein gigantischer Hase aus dem Wind
viel gewaltiger noch, als ein Elefant
Er zerhackt einen Schurken nach dem andern
mit Geduld und ohne Eile
mit seinem Glöckchen, dass bei jedem Hüpfer klingelt
pfeift er dieses Liedchen….

Ein bisschen Reichtum, ein bisschen Ehre, und es wird dir an nichts fehlen…

Just For A Moment

Sittin’ at the breakfast table
Hear you fighting next door
Could I just close my ears
And there wouldn’t be no crying no more
Listening to the radio
They talk about the current wars
Could I just turn it off
And there wouldn’t be no fighting no more

Give me a day
Give me some hours
A few minutes would be fine
To change the world, make live worth living
Just for a moment at the same time

Tell me, is there any reason
you don’t like a man you’ve never seen.
Or any place in the world
you’ve never been
Do you need a religion
to know what’s right or wrong
Is there any child in the world
That wasn’t innocent when it was born

Give me a day,
give me some hours,
a few minutes would be fine
to change the world, make life worth living,
just for a moment at the same time.

Is there anyone in the world,
who has the right to say what’s right or wrong,
what you should think
and how your live has to go on?

If I'd Leave

If I’d leave it all
would you catch my fall?
Will you promise you’ll be there, everywhere?
If I’d run away
tell me, would you stay
(and) take my hand and say you always dare to go?

You didn’t even like the word together,
everything you cared was just yourself.
But if I’d ask you,
and would you be true to me,
is there a future for you and me

If I’d leave it all …

I always used to have to look for a princess,
I thought I knew what I might need.
But then I saw you
and you looked so cute to me
I wished there’ll be always you and me

If I’d leave it all …

I’ll never pretend to be a hero,
I wouldn’t say that there always will be love.

If I’d leave it all …

Music Is The Doctor

When you’re alone cause your wife is gone,
you lost your job and you don’t know
how to stand the day,
listen what I say:

You don’t need no doctor,
you don’t need no nurse,
all you need, all you need is a chorus and a verse

When you’re afraid and full of fear
No one here to share your tears
If you feel strange yourself
Listen what I say

You don’t need no doctor,
you don’t need no nurse,
all you need, all you need is a chorus and a verse.

Music is a tool to express your feeling
It’s the doctor for your healing
It’s a pill for every day
And you don’t have to pay.

If the fridge is empty and there is no more beer.
not a single bottle of wine in here.
If you don’t know how to stand the day,
listen what I say:

You don’t need no doctor,
you don’t need no nurse,
all you need, all you need is a chorus and a verse.

Music is a tool to express your feeling
It’s the doctor for your healing
It’s a pill for every day
And you don’t have to pay.

No One

„Julia will ya stay with me – now jump off from your balcony
I’ll catch ya and we run and hide away – now what ya say?“
„Romeo, oh my dearest boy – sure it d’be my deepest joy
to leave this scruffy house with you and go – but my Dad says no“
And I wished she did, ‚cause boy, she hasn’t lost not much of weight
with her heels right in my back I met my faith

But he went on „Juliette!“ he yelled – and something like how bad he felt
I can’t remember, how it got this far – me playing a house? I should be the star!
It hit me like a brick, that this could be my biggest time
if I’d hook into a move and a funky rhyme – ‚cause

No one’s ever played this house like me
clear it off and keep it off and come around to see me,
no one’s ever played this house like me
all the time I suffered for this spot to shine on me

„Well then Juliette, right her I’ll lie – until the day that I might die
in front this creaky house which is your can – ya understand?“
„Oh Romeo no, with you I’ll go – to roam with you, I deeply glow
before we’re off just let me do my hair – ‚cause I wanna glare!
Later on they got in trouble ‚bout what bird sings in the tree
and no one kept an eye on poor ol‘ me.

No one’s ever played this house like me
clear it off and keep it off and come around to see me, ‚cause
no one’s ever played this house like me
all the time I suffered for this spot to shine on me

So I chucked her off her throne and went to ruin the perfect show
to see my name in lights so people know

That no one’s ever played this house like me
clear it off and keep it off and come around to see me, ‚cause
no one’s ever played this house like me
all the time I suffered for this spot to shine on me

Deep Humility

If the sun will shine tomorrow
and your life don’t mean no sorrow,
if the love is part of every day you’re living here.
If you’re family’s always safe and sound
and you’re happy with the love you’ve found
and if there is no need for you to handle fear.

Then you go home, you can go home in deep humility.

If your last dispute is long gone,
if your word’s been heard by someone,
if you think about the past and you don’t share a tear.
if no one dies in crime and war,
if you don’t ever have to fight no more,
if your future’s so secure and it looks bright and clear.

Then you go home, you will go home in deep humility.
(If you live your life in peace and freedom, grateful close your eyes.
If there’s no need to make some sacrifices, feel the happiness.)

Don’t talk about of what you miss,
you should see your life exactly how it is.

Then you go home, you can go home in deep humility.
(If you live your life in peace and freedom, grateful close your eyes.
If there’s no need to make some sacrifices, feel the happiness.
If love and warmth is all around you, then you can be yourself.)

Grandpa's Song

Last week, my grandson came to me
His eyes were bloodshot red
I don’t wanna live no more
was all he said
His girl has left him suddenly,
how could he live on?
She was so sweet and beautiful,
he couldn’t believe she is gone

Oh, Oh, couldn’t believe she is gone.

Come here Boy, and sit down to me
you’re not the only one
Look at me, your old grandpa
I also was left alone.
It’s a long time ago, I was a young man,
I think I was seventeen.
I had a wonderful sweet girl
and I was sure she loved me

Oh, Oh, I was sure she loved me

But then one day, I was on the road
was on a thirty-day trip.
She wrote me in a letter
she loved me no more and she will quit
I was totally upset, I didn’t understand.
Could not imagine how it would be
to live without her the rest of my life.
What did she do to me?

Oh, Oh, what did she do to me.

Wherever I was and wherever I went,
she was always on my mind
and when I was looking for another girl,
It was she I wished to find.
But then one day, I met your grandma.
She was not as nice and sweet,
but she took me the way I am
and the same way I did.

Oh, Oh, the same way I did.

Boy you’re not alone in this world, believe.
Come here and sit down and listen to me

If your girl really loves you like you are,
then she will stay with you.
She will love you with all your faults
and that’s what you should do.
So she wasn’t the right one, I’m very sure,
believe me that’s true.
Just keep in mind what I said,
go and find somebody new

Oh, Oh, find somebody new.

See The World

You asked me for solutions, concerning your fear.
It’s easy to find the answer, when the question’s so clear.
I put down this letter, hey, no matter for me.
So, I tell you, always be aware to see the lot of reasons to fear.

Let’s talk about the history and it’s violent past,
this aim of mankind, how long will it last?
No clues to the issues, I still miss you, common sense.
Politician-actors – how’s in charge of that cast? So recognise fast…

I see the world tonight
I see the world’s a fight!
It needs a guiding light,
lets move from wrong to right!
Come on change the tide!

Cruelty and envy, wow, the devil has fun!
Beating up the neighbors for a place in the sun.
No pity, no grace, the human race is goin‘ wild.
Economic captains have no use for a gun,
they take the money and run!

I see the world tonight …

So, where do we go to? And how will we live?

I see the world tonight …

Zingayeh!

Son‘ il mostro nella tua testa, a Zingyeah, a Zingayo!
Non ti lascio dormir‘ su la mia festa, a Zingyeah, a Zingayo!

Se ti svegli al mattino. (Walk a Zingayeah!)
Ti muovi giusto com‘ un tacchino. (Walk a Zingayeah!)
Già sono per un chiaccherino. (Walk a Zingayeah!)

Sono questa voce che non ti lascia mai
Son‘ quell‘ che porti in giro in ogni via,
che te ne vai.

E chi mi di‘ di fermare? (Walk a Zingayeah!)
Mo, che mi metto a ballare. (Walk a Zingayeah!)
Un libertino sa volare. (Walk a Zingayeah!)

Son‘ un brontolone, sono il cane dietro il codo,
son‘ la goccia dell‘ Grappone nell caffé
che ti mette in modo.

A Zingayeah, sing and walk a (A Zingyeah, a Zingayo!)
Sing and walk a (A Zingyeah, a Zingayo!)
Sing and walk a (A Zingyeeeeeaaaahhhh!)

Se ti paventi da quell cupo (Walk a Zingayeah!)
sono io il “bocca al lupo“ (Walk a Zingayeah!)
un poco santo un pó piu pupo (Walk a Zingayeah!)

Son‘ ’na barca di un fiore, ogni tanto un colpo genio,
mentre cerci il migliore e
sopra te, ti veder‘ il cenno

A Zingayeah, sing and walk a (A Zingyeah, a Zingayo!)
Sing and walk a (A Zingyeah, a Zingayo!)
Sing and walk a (A Zingyeeeeeaaaahhhh!)

Take it to the left, baby come – And dance with me
Take it to the right, baby come – And shake with me
Jump up in the air, baby come – And groove with me
Take it to the left, to the right and jump up!

A Zingayeah, sing and walk a (A Zingyeah, a Zingayo!)
Sing and walk a (A Zingyeah, a Zingayo!)
Sing and walk a (A Zingyeeeeeaaaahhhh!)

Deutsche Übersetzung (sinngemäß):

Ich bin das Monster in deinem Kopf, a Zingayeh, a Zingayo!
Ich lass‘ dich nicht schlafen auf meinem Fest, a Zingayeh, a Zingayo!

Wenn du morgens erwachst (walk a Zingayeh!)
und dich noch kaum bewegen kannst (walk a Zingayeh!)
bin ich schon da, für eine Plauderei (walk a Zingayeh!)

Ich bin diese Stimme, die dich nie alleine lässt
ich bin der, den du mitnimmst, wo immer du hingehst

Und wer sollte mich schon stoppen? (walk a Zingayeh!)
jetzt, wo ich beginne zu tanzen? (walk a Zingayeh!)
ein Freigeist kann schließlich auch fliegen (walk a Zingayeh!)

Ich bin ein Querulant, bin der Hund hinter seinem Schwanz,
bin der Tropfen Grappa in deinem Kaffee, der dich beflügelt

A Zingayeh, sing and walk a (a Zingayeh, Zingayo!)
sing and walk a (a Zingayeh, Zingayo!)
sing and walk a (a Zingayeeeehhhh!)

Falls du dich fürchtest, vor dem schwarzen Loch (walk a Zingayeh!)
bin ich dein Hals- und Beinbruch (walk a Zingayeh!)
ein bisschen heilig, aber noch viel mehr Kind (walk a Zingayeh!)

Ich bin ein Boot aus einer Blüte, hin und wieder ein Geistesblitz,
während du das beste suchst, achte drauf, es zu erkennen

A Zingayeh, sing and walk a (a Zingayeh, Zingayo!)…

Take it to the left, baby come – And dance with me
Take it to the right, baby come – And shake with me
Jump up in the air, baby come – And groove with me
Take it to the left, to the right and jump up!

A Zingayeh, sing and walk a (a Zingayeh, Zingayo!)…

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