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Of Dogs And Bones

by Niels Cremer

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1.
I promised you I'd walk for you to the end of the world, but I only got to where it begins. I promised you I'd live for you, that I'd be true to my word, breaking promises is just one of my sins. So take me to where life begins, where sadness fades away, show me all the joy it brings, to live another day. And you say: I don't want you to stay in the quiet acres of your soul. Yeah you say: I don't want you to say you don't want to live this life no more. I promised you I'd lay the world down at your feet, but the world just didn't want to be laid down. I promised you eternal love and a life full of joy, love and joy I learned are nothing to toy with. So take me to where life begins, where sadness fades away, show me all the joy it brings, to live another day. And you say: I don't want you to stay in the quiet acres of your soul. Yeah you say: I don't want you to say you don't want to live this life no more. Sometimes a promise is hit and miss, some things are better left unsaid. Promises have their way to make you pay, for things that you never said - and that's why you say I don't want you to stay in the quiet acres of your soul. And you say: I don't want you to say that you don't want to live this life no more. You say: I don't want you to stay in the quiet acres of your soul and you say: I don't want you to say that you don't want to live this life no more.
2.
Country Boy 04:23
You know you can make this grown man wait, you know it won't ever be too late, you know you can make this grown man cry. I haven't seen you in a long time, it must have been a day or two. No email or a text-line, man what should I do. You went without a glance back, your back was straight and cold. You know just how I hate that, need to be held and told. I'm just a lonely country boy, waiting on my girl, I'm just a lonely little country boy I'm waiting on my girl. I'm just a lonely country boy waiting on my girl, I'm just a lonely little country boy I'm waiting on you. I call your number on the speed dial, the button's all worn down. But I just get your voice mail, you must be out of town. You left without a goodbye, you didn't spend the night. You didn't even bother, to come up with a lie. I'm just a lonely country boy waiting on my girl, I'm just a lonely little country boy I'm waiting on my girl. I'm just a lonely country boy waiting on my girl I'm just a lonely little country boy I'm waiting on you. You know you can make this grown man wait, you know it won't ever be too late, you know you can make this grown man cry, and if I do I'd ask of you to stand right by my side. I'm just a lonely country boy waiting on my girl, I'm just a lonely little country boy I'm waiting on my girl. I'm just a lonely country boy waiting on my girl, I'm just a lonely little country boy I'm waiting on you, yes I'm waiting on you, girl I'm waiting on you.
3.
Crazy 03:02
I guess I'd gone crazy, I guess I'd gone ravin' mad, I guess I'd gone out of my mind, how I wish I had. And I should have said maybe, I should have run faster than fast, I should have gotten out of your life, how I wish I had. Yeah I wish I'd known what I was falling into, yeah I wish I'd known that I was falling for you, yeah I wish I'd gone home, when I was falling it's true, how I wish I had gone, when I was falling, falling for you. Yeah I guess I'd gone crazy, I guess I'd gone ravin' mad, I guess I'd gone out of my mind, how I wish I had. And I should have said maybe, I should have run faster than fast, I should have gotten out of your life, how I wish I had. Now the tables are turning on me, baby don't you see? The only one without a chair at this table is me. The place that I feel most displaced at, baby is my home. I've got to earn my place again cause I stayed when I just should have run. And I guess I'd gone crazy, I guess I'd gone ravin' mad, I guess I'd gone out of my mind, how I wish I had. And I should have said maybe, I should have run faster than fast, I should have gotten out of your life, how I wish I had, Yes I guess I'd gone crazy, I guess I'd gone ravin' mad, I guess I'd gone out of my mind, how I wish I had. And I should have said maybe, I should have run faster than fast, I should have gotten out of your life, how I wish I had, how I wish I had. How I wish, how I wish, how I wish, how I wish, how I wish I had. But I guess I'd gone crazy.
4.
When the credits of my life, are rolling off the screen. When those eyes are closing, and seen all there was to see. When the miracles that made my life, don't even stretch a mile, I wonder is this endless fight, here really worth my while? So will you lay down with me, next to me? Yeah will you lay down with me, next to me? When my day is finally over, and night has come to stay. When the stars that always shone so bright, won't guide me on my way. When the dreams I might have dreamed for us, came true only in my sleep, I need you here to feel with me, those feelings way down deep. So will you lay down with me, next to me? Yeah will you lay down with me, next to me? You say be sure when I lost my youth, I still got you to heal and soothe. You say don't worry, all is well, but I just know no one can tell. You say be sure when I lost my youth, I still got you to heal and soothe. You say don't worry, all is well, but I just know that's one remove further from the truth. You say be sure when I lost my youth, I still got you to heal and soothe. You say don't worry, all is well, but I just know no one can tell. You say be sure when I lost my youth, I still got you to heal and soothe, you say don't worry, all is well, but I just know that's one remove further from the truth.
5.
Aware, unaware, I try not to look but I stare. Fair, so unfair, I try to be here and you're there. Care, you don't care, I try to hold on and you tear. Dare, don't you dare, breaking my heart that I wear On my sleeve, I'm wearing my heart on my sleeve, I can't believe you're going, going, going to be gone. Late, possibly too late, I try to give love and you hate. Now wait, I can't relate, I try to conceive, you berate. You, don't debate, I try to talk and you state. Can't, you just wait, I'm wearing the heart you negate On my sleeve, I'm wearing my heart on my sleeve, I can't believe you're going, going, going to be gone. On my sleeve, I'm wearing my heart on my sleeve, I can't believe you're going, going, going to be gone. Bearing my soul to you what else is there that I can do? My heart's on open book for you to see, for you to read. On my sleeve, I'm wearing my heart on my sleeve, I can't believe you're going, going, going to be gone. On my sleeve, I'm wearing my heart on my sleeve, I can't believe you're going, going, going to be gone.
6.
Time 04:50
I was feeling down and out, I was reeling in pain and doubt, I was afraid to live my life, I was running out of time. I was feeling sad and lonely, I was reaching for the light before, I wasn't getting there or neigh, I was running out of time. Time's running away, not a moment to spare, time's headed for history, filling books and making time. I was feeling cold and empty, I was dealing with a mind that conned me, I was punishing myself for mine, I was running out of time. Time's running away, not a moment to spare, time's headed for history, filling books and making time. If time were mine to assign, if I could go back, I'd take all the times that I lied and I'd make it up to you. If time were mine to assign, if I could go back, I'd take all the times that I lied and I'd make it up to you. I am feeling down and out, I am reeling in pain and doubt, I am afraid to live my life, I am running out of time, I am running out of time, yes I'm running out of time.
7.
No money in my pockets, no soles on my shoes. No future lying before me, I've got nothing to lose. No rings on my fingers, no golden watch on my wrist. No shiny new car in front of a house that don't exist. And you keep telling me 'bout all the things I should have done. No home to return to, my friends have all run. You want me to believe in myself when my goddess has gone. And with her went my will to live or do anything else, so tell me what I'm left here with, no love and no wealth. And you keep telling me 'bout all the things I should have done, and you keep telling me 'bout all the things I should have done. When life's an empty concept, and nothing else remains, you feel the truth inside you that all of all contains, you ask yourself this question that in itself sustains, you feel you know the reason why, you feel you know the reason why you haven't done all those things. No job or promotion I could jeopardize. The clothes that I'm wearing are another man's size. No friends to support me, loneliness doesn't make you strong, nothing to believe in, I can't tell right from wrong. And you keep telling me 'bout all the things I should have done. And you keep telling me 'bout all the things I should have done. When life's an empty concept, and nothing else remains, you feel the truth inside you that all of all contains, you ask yourself this question that in itself sustains, you feel you know the reason why, you feel you know the reason why you haven't done all those things. And you keep telling me 'bout all the things I should have done, and you keep telling me 'bout all the things I should have done. When life's an empty concept, and nothing else remains, you feel the truth inside you that all of all contains, you ask yourself this question that in itself sustains, you feel you know the reason why, you feel you know the reason why you haven't done all those things.
8.
Space Odysee 04:39
King of clouds sailing away, leaving the earth down there to stay, using the wind to touch the sky, feeling the rain as if God would cry. Even higher I reach for the stars, as I get nearer the moon's got scars, somebody said I've been here before, feels like I'm surfing on a moon lake's shore. I've got disciples on every star, no matter where or when, no matter how far, I travel light years in no time at all and when I get there, I've seen it all. Aah eeyaah … Back up in heaven I meet up with Spock, he beams me up with the speed of a rocket. The colour of Venus becomes my souse as I land on Mars to build a house. It's dreams I'm dreaming and it's thought that I think, As I wander the planet in stardust I sink, heavenly music I hear it so clear, the angels a-singin' it rings in my ears. I've got disciples on every star, no matter where or when, no matter how far, I travel light years in no time at all and when I get there, I've seen it all. The Earth above it shines so bright, on the planet of Mars it's an Earth-lit night. The creatures of darkness come out of their caves, to see the King of the Solar system - 'cause I've got disciples on every star, no matter where or when, no matter how far, I travel light years in no time at all and when I get there, I've seen it all. Aah eeyaah … I travel light years, as I've said before, but since I met you I don't want to travel no more, I wanna settle down, please tell me we do, cause my love for you is endless as the universe is true. I've got disciples on every star, no matter where or when, no matter how far, I travel light years in no time at all and when I get there, I've seen it all. Aah eeyaah …
9.
Your Name 05:34
Woke up this morning I was wondering why I said your name. I was a little astonished that it still sounds the same. I pursed my lips, thought what is this and then I made the sound, I curled my sleepy tongue and turned your name round and round. Sunny like your name is the weather in my heart, Sunny is your name and I don't ever want to be apart, from you, from you. Got out of bed, the dreams I had they felt so strangely real. I looked around just to make sure it wasn't you I could feel. I pinched myself, doubted my health and then I stood up straight. I now know I was stupid and I just hope it's not too late. Sunny like your name is the weather in my heart, Sunny is your name and I don't ever want to be apart, from you, from you. I call your name, it sounds the same, calling from the heart, don't ever want to be apart. Yeah I call your name, it sounds the same, calling from the heart, don't ever want to be apart. I call your name, it sounds the same, calling from the heart, don't ever want to be apart, don't ever want to be apart, don't ever want to be, don't ever want to be, no don't ever want to be apart.
10.
You can't tell the rain to just stop falling, you can't tell the sun to always shine, you can't tell the clouds to move along and you can't make the things you did undone. You can't tell the day to last forever, you can't tell the night to never end, you can't tell the morning not to come, no and you can't make the things you did undone. If I could just have one moment it would be with you, the way I see you in my heart. If I could just have one memory it would be of you, before love did depart. You can't tell the flowers not to blossom, you can't tell the trees to keep their leafs, you can't tell this song to be unsung and you can't make the things you did undone. If I could just have one moment it would be with you, the way I see you in my heart. If I could just have one memory it would be of you, before love did depart. No we can't always have it our way, no we can't always make the feeling stay, no we can't always choose the life we wanted, but sadly never had, no we can't tell our fate which way to go, but sometimes things are just so. If I could just have one moment it would be with you, the way I see you in my heart. If I could just have one memory it would be of you, before love did depart. You can't tell the day to last forever, you can't tell the night to never end, and you can't tell the morning not to come, no, and you can't make the things you did undone, no you can't make this love we had undone.
11.
Honey when you read this, I'll be gone, not to return. Please burn all the memories and keep the ashes in an urn. You can bury all the pictures and take me off the mantlepiece, go live on with the certainty that I will be in peace. Let me go, let me go, let me go, for all I know is you'll be better, yes you'll be better when I'm finally gone. Honey if I ever want to come back and return, send me away and close the door or I will never learn. Pretend that you don't see me should I ever chance my way, avert your eye, pick up your pace, I beg you to obey. Let me go, let me go, let me go, for all I know is you'll be better, yes you'll be better when I'm finally gone away. Let me go so I can stay, just release and you will see the good one day. Let me go so I can finally say why I have to leave now please believe you will understand why I have to leave now please believe you will understand that I have to leave now please believe you will understand when I'm finally gone. Honey when you read this.
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See track "Crazy"

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released August 5, 2011

All words and music written and composed by Niels Cremer
All drum tracks recorded by Uli Biniasch at Backstage Soundcenter Grefrath: www.backstage-soundcenter.com
All analog instruments recorded at Fine Tunes Music Rooms Munich unless otherwise noted in track credits: www.fine-tunes.com
Mixed at atze ton musikproduktion
Mastered at Fine Tunes Music Rooms

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Niels Cremer Munich, Germany

Niels is a guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter who is firmly rooted in the acoustic singer- songwriter tradition, yet remains confidently contemporary; his work has earned him an ISC nomination for "Song of the Year".

Niels‘ latest album “Seven Scores Of Sorrow“ is a collection of laid-back, groovy and mostly acoustic songs built around sincere and deep lyrics.
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