Don't play this

by Hera

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1.
Feathers in a bag She wants to make some wings
(perhaps to fly away)
And she’s got a million dreams (and feathers in a bag)
And Julie waits by the iron gate in her wooden clogs with a fist full of fate and feathers in a bag. Lighter than a breath they flew by you She waits for a tornado you never knew She’s been waiting for a storm.

And you’ve seen her break some things (rules, when there’s red in her eyes)
and she’s got a thousand screams, like feathers, in a bag. .. 
and Julie waits by the iron gate, like bait on a hook as the sky starts to shake with her feathers in a bag. Lighter than a breath they flew by you She waits for a tornado you never knew She’s been waiting for a storm.
 She’s been collecting feathers in a bag all her life, waiting for a storm.
She releases them into the tornado and … It’s dark and it’s late by the bent iron gate, There once was a girl here with a fist full of fate And feathers, in a bag.
2.
The devil and me This is, one of, those things, you know, better than me, you told me so. And all the time, all the time I´m told stay away from the devil.. Then he came, and he stood by my window, told me it´s safe, that he´ll carry me home. Why, why do you sit by the window.. I´ll take you out, aren't you sad on your own.. Then I went out into the snow, better than you, he told me so. And the whole time, I never got cold.. cold, cold, cold, cold, cold... yes the whole time, I never got cold.. Then he came, and he stood by my window, told me it´s safe, that he´ll carry me home. Why, why do you sit by the window.. I´ll take you out, aren't you sad on your own.. We went, and did, the things you don´t, the devil and me, and you don´t know. I´m glad I didn't do what I was told. Told, told, told, told, told.. yes I’m glad I didn't do what I was told. Then he came, and he stood by my window, told me it´s safe, that he´ll carry me home. Why, why do you sit by the window. I´ll take you out, aren't you sad on your own.. Cold, cold, cold, cold, cold... yes I'm glad I didn't do what I was told. They saw me jump, they saw me go, and now my window´s bordered....... glad I didn't do what I was told.
3.
Chocolate 04:41
Chocolate I took a bite, and then everything was fine, I was in your arms and you were in mine, my sorrow melted and soon was out of sight, the sweet taste of chocolate brought the beauty of tonight. Overdosed on happiness, no energy to waste, the bad things I've been through have faded with the taste. All my worries float away and I'm sheltered by the sweet, no scary things to think about, no sad things to meet.. chocolate, it melts the pain away.. it melts the pain away. My second bite made the world a better place. All my worries, as I said they floated into space, and every little “wrong thing” that I wished I´d never said went into the unimportant places in my head. chocolate, it melts the pain away.. it melts the pain away. I wish that I could explain how I feel. Sweet things and chocolate just make it surreal, although at the time all my tears fly away. I wish I always had good things to say. chocolate, it melts the pain away.. it melts the pain away. I don't know if anything that's perfect can exist, but I do know that chocolate feels like really being kissed. So if you're feeling empty let your worries fly away. You know that there's something that can brighten up your day. chocolate, it melts the pain away.. it melts the pain away.
4.
Muddy shoes 04:23
Muddy shoes

 I’ve got muddy shoes C'os I’ve been up all night digging my grave I’m going to be in deep shit soon When they find out how I’ve behaved.. I’ve got muddy shoes 
and I’m bruised and blue 
c’os I’m putting all my effort in So that after life I’ve got enough to do..

 And I know, I could tell them how I want to go but I know, I’m going to have to make it so 
on my own… with Joe

 Just put my coffin in the corner
 and over there the sofa, and the tv
 and the lazy-boy by the digital big screen So I can see the sunrise and the sea.. 

And I know, I could tell them how I want to go 
but I know, I’m going to have to make it so
 on my own… with Joe 
And I’m going to have my cellular phone And the mini-disc and the dvd
 and lets not forget the digital camera..
 you’re going to love the way they bury me. And I know, I could tell them how I want to go 
but I know, I’m going to have to make it so
 on my own… with Joe I’m going to be a hit with all the angels. 
In my grave we’ll drink coffee and watch TV And I’m going to take lots and lots of photos…
and then maybe you could visit me.. I’ve got muddy shoes C’os I’ve been up all night digging my grave I’m going to be in deep shit soon When they find out how I’ve behaved..
5.
Deja vu 03:18
Deja vu It’s a normal night and I’m feeling fine. 
I probably said some stuff and stepped out of line. But if I didn’t have to talk to you 
I wouldn’t get so much of Deja vu. I know it doesn’t really work this way But you know I see you almost every single day I feel like my life is set on repeat And now my brain has gone ahead of my feet And now I’m somewhere, stuck in the middle 
thinking of going and wanting Never to hurt you baby but all of me has gone And life goes on, life goes on But if you want me to stand in the puddle Knowing I’m only pretending That it’s a pool I can swim in And that life goes on, well life goes on Life goes on You’ve been really nice and good to me So sincere and full of positivity And I appreciate the things that you do But it’s just a little too much deja vu And now I’m somewhere, stuck in the middle
 thinking of going and wanting Never to hurt you baby but all of me has gone And life goes on, life goes on But if you want me to stand in the puddle Knowing I’m only pretending That it’s a pool I can swim in And that life goes on, well life goes on Life goes on So as I walk away I’m leaving you, Got things to learn and love and life to do And I’ve got a lot of new mistakes to make Got tears of sorrow and some pain to take And I won’t be somewhere, stuck in the middle... .....Life goes on
6.
Adrian 03:55
Adrian It’s Wednesday and the girl in me cries. I want to be in disguise. If somebody knocks on my door I’m not home because Adrian comes no more..
 I used to have an Adrian, and he was my moon and my sun. He set all my feelings free and I settled down, when he talked to me. When I was younger he was my king, He was my angel, my everything. 
He rescued me, loved me and saved me from sin My Adrian. 
Now where is my Adrian
 I know he’s my only one.
 But now that I lie on the floor 
I know Adrian doesn’t exist anymore When I was younger he was my king, He was my angel, my everything.
 He rescued me, loved me and saved me from sin My Adrian. We were happy and we were wild, And Adrian was my child. Then he grew up and went his way
 My Adrian, he died that day. Each time I cry 
and when I fall 
I miss you most of all…

 I’ll never find Adrian 
or anyone like him again.
 I was innocent and open then 
My heart was a door and I let him in My heart was a door and I let him in When I was younger he was my king, He was my angel, my everything. 
He rescued me, loved me and saved me from sin My Adrian.
7.
Don’t play this 

The cat has more respect for the bird Than I do, for you.
 And I don’t have to say a word And I won’t let you. And I don’t want to be a part of your game And I don’t want to see you ever again And I don’t want to see you smile 
no I don’t want to see you smile.. And there is not a thing that I’ll miss. You’re a piece of shit. And if you ever get another kiss, I hope you choke on it.
 I want to see you turn around and just leave, I’m not the kind of girl that you can deceive. You’re a bad liar little man. You’re a bad liar little man.
 If I need to get my anger out then this is what I do, The only thing that I regret is that this is for you.. 
So I’m never gonna play this song. I’m never going to play this song, to anyone.
 Never going to play this song, to anyone. Since I’m not going to play this song I’ve some things to say.
 I won’t be upset, for long.
 You’ll get it back one day.
 C’os if you keep this up you’re going to catch fleas. You’re going to go alone green with disease In the arms of an idiot.
 In the arms of an idiot.

 And I’m never gonna play... I’m never going to play this song to anyone.
 Never going to play this song, to anyone.
8.
Wings 03:49
Wings I could have been a giant said the bonzai tree. but someone bound my roots and held me down. I could have reached for heaven said the snowy owl, but they clipped my wings and kept me on the ground. I think I heard them tell me that they love me, they’d care for me without them I would die, but what’s the use of roots if you can’t spread them, and what’s the use of wings if you can’t fly... I could have been a singer said the minor bird, but they caged me and they told me what to say. I could have run forever said the pony, but they bridled me and made me go their way. I think I heard them tell me that they love me, they’d care for me forever so it seems, but what’s the use of voices without freedom, and what’s the use of living other's dreams... Why do people cage the things they love the most, is it simply that we fear to be alone, If you give your love it’s freedom it may stay a while, if it leaves you, it was never yours to own. I could have found adventure said the angel fish, now my world’s so small there’s nowhere left to go. I could have ruled a kingdom roared the lion, now the land inside my head is all I know... I think I heard them tell me that they love me, they’d care for me and tell me it’s alright... but what’s the use of life - without adventure, and what’s the use of strength if you can’t fight... Why do people cage the things they love the most, is it simply that we fear to be alone, If you give your love it’s freedom it may stay a while, if it leaves you, it was never yours to own. If you give your love it’s freedom it may stay a while, if it leaves you, it was never yours to own.
9.
You make me angry I’m frustrated, I’m inflated and you’re bringing it on..
 I’m full of steam and in my mind I’m beating you up.
 You make me angry. You push my buttons like you’re playing a game. 
Or are you hungry? Are you hungry to see me cry and crawl away in shame?

 Tell me how long have these things been dwelling in your head 
or are they thoughts you wished you’d only thought and never said,
 Were they just a passing thought or are they always true?
 or are they just a little inside of you? 
are they just a little inside of you? 

Do I know you? Or did I only get to meet the first face?
 and how many masks do you have lying around the place? You make me angry. You push my buttons like you’re playing a game.
 Or are you hungry? Are you hungry to see me cry and crawl away in shame?
 If you could, would you take it all away?
 or would you do it all over again? 
I don’t know what you would or wouldn’t say, But I won’t argue anymore.

 So tell me, do you have another meal on your plate?
 or do you, do you have a fridge full of takeaways?
 You make me angry. You push my buttons like you’re playing a game.
 Or are you hungry? Are you hungry to see me cry and crawl away in shame?

10.
Where is your baby Where is your baby sitting on a cloud. You wonder, how far away, but I wonder out loud. You did not deserve this, not ready for the pain. So I’ll cry it all through my tears, and I’ll cry in the rain. You’re a wonderful lady. So I’ll take your pain. 
 I’ll cry it all through my tears, and I’ll cry, in the rain. Everything was ready, and everything was right, and everyone waited for that very special night. But some things, just aren’t meant to be. maybe she was meant, for another place.. where she’ll sit on a cloud, and she’ll wait for you, I know. I know that she’ll wait for you. Where is your baby sitting on a cloud. You wonder, how far away but I wonder, out loud.
11.
To my guitar 07:07
To my guitar I need to pick you up more often just to tell you how I love to be with you. 
I need to tell you how I am and share with you the things that I’ve been going through. The things that I’ve been going through. 

If I had another time, another place where nothing else was in my way.. I would spend the day with you, and the next day, and the next day, and the next day. And you could have me anyway, yes you could have me anyway...
 And I say, that you’re the only one. Because you’re my instrument, understand every word I say to you. 
And I know that you’re the only one, Because you’re my instrument, understand every word I say with you too.

 Remember all the times I came to you and I was crying and you fixed my pain, Now I would say I owe you one, so take your anger out on me and make me feel the same, but you can do that anyway, yes you can do that anyway..

 And I say, that you’re the only one. Because you’re my instrument, understand every word I say to you. 
And I know that you’re the only one, Because you’re my instrument, understand every word I say with you too.

 

So now I’m back to holding you and I won’t make you wait for me so long again and I will spend the day with you and the next day, and the next day, and the next day. But you can have me anyway, yes you can have me anyway...

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released January 1, 2005

Recorded in Iceland 2005. Album art by Gotti Bernhöft

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Icelandic singer/songwriter, based in Christchurch New Zealand.. much more info at www.herasings.com or see videos at www.youtube.com/herasings

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