Don't play this

by Hera

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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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Track Name: Feathers in a bag
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.
Track Name: The devil and me
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.
Track Name: Chocolate
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.
Track Name: Muddy shoes
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..
Track Name: Deja vu
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
Track Name: Adrian
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.
Track Name: Don't play this
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.
Track Name: Wings
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.
Track Name: You make me angry
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?

Track Name: Where is your baby
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.
Track Name: To my guitar
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...