Past Time Pictures

by The Laughing Man

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1.
Her Song 04:47
How I love your precious eyes of brown Shining through my days and nights. How I long for all your sweet, sweet smiles showing me everything’s alright. Never ever walk away from here Never ever walk away from here All the roads we walked, the ups and downs All the laughs an tears we shared. I miss your sight, your smell, your everything If you’re not here by my side. Never ever walk away from here Never ever walk away from here Never ever walk away from here Never ever walk away from here You’re my sunlight, you’re my desert rain You’re my rock in stormy sea. Hold my hand like you’ve done all those years ‘cos you’re the one who understands. Never ever walk away from here Never ever walk away from here Never ever walk away from here Never ever walk away from here
2.
Italian Sun 04:42
We knew each other for years, together we fought all our fears. Never a thought of love, but ours were all the stars above. No one was ever to do us harm, 'cos we were save in each others arm. One thing we knew from the start: That we would never ever part. Together we went anywhere for all the discoveries to share. The world was ours and we knew: There were a thousand things to do. There were a million songs to sing. I even bought you that plastic ring To show you that I'd care. Together we went anywhere. Do you remember our golden age Do you still shine on, Italian Sun? There was no danger, just mysteries and curiosities to please. No shadow on our way. Life was a precious game to play. We both knew that we would never die, for all the darkness just passed us by. The universe was all made for us. We never reckoned with any loss. Do you remember our golden age Do you still shine on, Italian Sun? I always will remember that misty day in September. It was the day you started school and left me standing like a fool. Suddenly all mysteries had gone: I felt I was the only one To keep that magic world alive and you'd be someone else's wife. Do you remember our golden age Do you still shine on, Italian Sun? Do you remember our golden age Do you still shine on, Italian Sun?
3.
Dynamite 03:27
I wanna go downtown, I wanna meet with Dynamite Tim. I wanna make it downtown, I wanna make it just with him. I wanna hold him tight all thru this hot summer night. He makes me feel like sitting on cloud nine And everything he does he sure does fine Feeling his tongue in my mouth I feel like I could fly. We’re gonna dance, dance this bright summer night away All his grandpa’s records we are going to play. It’s his Rock’n Roll folks that make me want to stay. With all his cool, cool friends I feel like I’m Paradise And when he smiles at me with his burning deep blue eyes I know he’s dynamite, he’s always ready to explode. We’re gonna dance, dance this bright summer night away All his grandpa’s records we are going to play. It’s his Rock’n Roll folks that make me want to stay. When he plays the guitar, I tell you from the start He’s using it like a bow, he’s shooting arrows into your heart That pretty dynamite boy he sure is Rock ‘n’ Roll. We’re gonna dance, dance this bright summer night away All his grandpa’s records we are going to play. It’s his Rock’n Roll folks that make me want to stay. We’re gonna dance, dance this bright summer night away All his grandpa’s records we are going to play. It’s his Rock’n Roll folks that make me want to stay.
4.
Your green dress is glittering beneath the light The big street is all quite tonight. A light rain is falling down tonight like exploding stars on your hair. No, I don’t think I’ll go home tonight I want to spend the small hours by your side. And I don’t thing I can go wrong tonight With the stars falling down on your sight. Hell maybe behind our backs And devils maybe on our trace. But as long as I got you beside me now Nothing here can do us any harm. No, I don’t think I’ll go home tonight I want to spend the small hours by your side. And I don’t thing I can go wrong tonight With the stars falling down on your sight. I know there is a sour taste in your mouth, I know the summer’s almost gone. But tonight, as all the stars are falling down on you You are a fairy shining bright.
5.
It Takes Two 05:15
Hello, I’m after something you might know, It’s not black, it’s not white, it’s just a kind of gray. You might not remember and you might not recall But darling, your fate is closer than you might kono. So take my hand and follow me, take my hand and follow me. Take my hand and follow me, take my hand and follow me. Chourus (instr.) It’s a hard and long way, as you know, It’s not good, it’s not evil, it’s just my kind No time to call a friend or text a message. The night has come we have been waiting for. Cos it takes two to bury yozu Cos it takes two to bury yozu Sing a last lullaby, close your eyes. It’s not sad, it’s not gay, it’s jut okay. Every dog has his time and yours is up. So good-bye, darling, good-bye, darling, good-bye, darling. Cos it takes two to bury yozu Cos it takes two to bury yozu
6.
Falling 04:41
I See it’s in your eyes again You know your lies are all in vain. Don’t try to tell me I’ll never walk alone All fallen angels do have to walk alone. So don’t mention love, A word you don’t know how to spell. ‘cos falling in love To me it’s just tumbling down … So many nights I spent by the phone And kept on waiting all night long While you were out hunting in the heat of the night Ready for the next adventurous fight So don’t mention love, A word you don’t know how to spell. ‘cos falling in love To me it’s just tumbling down … If you could see my bleeding heart It’s covered with a hundred million scars. Don’t try to tell me you want to keep it save You’ll never know how to handle broken hearts. So don’t mention love, A word you don’t know how to spell. ‘cos falling in love To me it’s just tumbling down …
7.
I thought all the flies in my mind were fireflies Cos they were glowing at night, yeah they were glowing at night I thought all the flies in my mind were fireflies And they were flying around your image; they were glowing around your image. Maybe the fireflies tried to show me What there is left of you, what is left of me. The fireflies were glowing through the night Through this beautiful, warm night in June. Come on sing out With your midnight voice, your sweet midnight voice. Come on sing out, Let me know that you’re near, I want to know that you’re here. I thought I could save you from fading away With the start of a new day, with the light of the sun ray. For I thought all the flies in my head were fireflies, And they would light you the way, they would show you the way. I thought you and me, we could break all the rules, We would be the first to last, yeah our voices would last But some rules must always be obeyed By nature and law, by love and hate. (So) Come on sing out With your midnight voice, your sweet midnight voice. Come on sing out, Let me know that you’re near; I want to know that you’re here. Solo Come on sing out With your midnight voice, your sweet midnight voice. Come on sing out, And maybe you’ll be loud enough your voice will be remembered in the daylight. Come on sing out Let’s sing it together, one last time together. Come on sing out, Let me see your lips when you sing the words of love.
8.
Nelly 03:16
Nelly, please don’t ever let me go! You’re my road to paradise, I know I thought I was in lockstep with my life But then it ran away with you. You made my world so complicated And there was nothing I could do. Nelly, please don’t ever let me go! You’re my road to paradise, I know There may have been a touch to much gray In my life, but all in all it felt okay. And in a second you tore it all down You turned everything upside down. Nelly, please don’t ever let me go! You’re my road to paradise, I know Nelly, please don’t ever let me go! You’re my road to paradise, I know I never wanted to play with fire But then you came and changed my desire. Now, I want all the world to see There is a riot, that’s Nelly and me. Nelly, please don’t ever let me go! You’re my road to paradise, I know (repeat)
9.
So many years have gone by With all the changes they have brought. But tell me, did things really change for good? Did they change for good? And as the world was passing by It didn’t wait for us to make up ground. I can’t remember when we lost control With those ideas we had in mind. We tried to change the word with weird chords And a much better world in mind. But all the changes happened afterwards They didn’t care for our hopes. The world went on and left us wounded And other people’s dreams came true while ours died. Meanwhile the world was passing by It didn’t wait for us to make up ground. And as the world was passing by It didn’t wait for us to make up ground. And as the world was passing by It didn’t wait for us to make up sound. No I don’t listen to the old songs any more But every now and then I put my records out and look at them And I think the best we ever had in life Is still preserved between those weird, strange chords. And as the world was passing by It didn’t wait for us to make up ground. And as the world was passing by It didn’t wait for us to make up sound. (2x)
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11.
Cold 05:07
Temperature’s rising, it’s a global effect, But nonetheless the blood is freezing in our veins. As we watch the world grow cold watch the world grow cold, watch the world grow cold, watch the world grow cold. . This is the evening of a love affair We used to share for all those days and nights. As we watch the world grow cold watch the world grow cold, watch the world grow cold, watch the world grow cold. I call him Adam I call him Daam And serve him apple cake. Seagulls screaming their last lullaby While all the choirs merge with a baby’s cry. As we watch the world grow cold watch the world grow cold, watch the world grow cold, watch the world grow cold. Seagulls screaming their last lullaby While all the choirs merges with a baby’s cry. Don’t you wonder, don’t you cry About what you could have done
12.
Hear somebody crying all through the night Hungry, bruised and deeply hurt inside. Another hundred million pillows soaked with tears tonight And you know it’s just like any other night. Well, as I light another cigarette and while I’m trying a little harder to forget I feel like I am drowning in the sea, everything just seams to vanish around me . But with every breath life says love will prevail, love will prevail. In the end there’ll be a light. And Love will prevail, love will prevail. Humiliations everywhere around I see Tired eyes waiting for the day they may see. Loss and failure, broken dreams, not knowing were to start Hungry mouth and a very hungry heart. Every guiding light turns out to be a will-o’-the-wisp And every smile turns out to be Someone biting his teeth in anger and in hate Every guiding light turns out to be a will-o’-the-wisp. But with every breath life says love will prevail, love will prevail. In the end there’ll be a light. And Love will prevail, love will prevail. Let us remember all the things we did last summer Let us remember our love so sublime. Let us remember all the things we had in common, Let us remember one more time. But with every breath life says love will prevail, love will prevail. In the end there’ll be a light. And Love will prevail, love will prevail.

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released November 19, 2020

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The Laughing Man Wuppertal, Germany

THE LAUGHING MAN are a Wuppertal (Germany) based band who are always in search of the perfect pop song with sometimes deconstructed lyrics.

The band first met in 2003, made three mostly home-recorded albums, yet and is very much influenced by British, Australian and New Zealand indie music of the 1980s and 90s.
THE LAUGHING MAN were named after Jerome D. Salinger’s Short Story of the same name.
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