Elisa Peimer

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by Elisa Peimer

Released 2003
Cottonwood Records
Released 2003
Cottonwood Records
  • 03:26 Lyrics
    Take The Long Road

    Let’s pack up

    Let’s get out of here

    Let’s find somewhere

    Where the world can’t find us

    We’re trapped in

    Someone’s point of view

    But I know there’s

    So much out there for us

     

    I’ll take the long road babe

    I’ll take the long road

    I’ll go the long way babe

    I’ll go the long way

    I want the window seat so

    That I can see the view and

    I’ll take the long road baby

    So I can be with you

     

    We’re leaving

    With a one way ticket

    But it’s the journey

    Not the destination

    And I got all

    That I need in my heart

    But I’ll keep you

    Round for inspiration

     

    I’ll take the long road babe

    I’ll take the long road

    I’ll go the long way babe

    I’ll go the long way

    I want the window seat so

    That I can see the view and

    I’ll take the long road baby

    So I can be with you

     

    I spent too many days

    In some kind of haze

    Waiting for my angel to arrive

    I’ve spent too many nights

    Turning on the lights

    Looking for whatever was alive

     

    I’ll take the long road babe

    I’ll take the long road

    I’ll go the long way babe

    I’ll go the long way

    I want the window seat so

    That I can see the view and

    I’ll take the back way darlin’

    You know that’s what I’ll do yeah

    I’ll take the long road baby

    So I can be with you

  • 03:55 Lyrics
    Long Way To Heaven

    As formless as fire

    Transparent as glass

    As warm as the summer sun

    And soft as the grass

     

    There’s California

    In a frame by my bed

    But there’s nothing but cotton

    Where I lay my head

     

    It’s a long way to heaven

    And it’s hard to see clear through the rain

    But I’m following the angels

    And I know that I’ll get there some day

     

    I’m looking for something

    To keep me alive

    I’ve felt the heartache

    And I’ve told the lies

     

    But maybe I’m missing

    The point of this game

    If you take the first step

    Then I’ll do the same

     

    It’s a long way to heaven

    And it’s hard to see clear through the rain

    But I’m following the angels

    And I know that I’ll get there some day

     

    All these tears are forgiven

    All this water runs clean

    I can breathe

    I can see

    I can love

    I can be

    Anything

    I want to be

     

    It’s a long way to heaven

    And it’s hard to see clear through the rain

    But I’m following the angels

    And I know that I’ll get there some day

  • 03:54 Lyrics
    Angel Of The Blues

    Sometimes it’s easy

    And sometimes it’s hard

    Sometimes I can’t figure out

    Why we live apart

     

    Can’t give me no reason

    For me to believe

    The stories you tell yourself

    Why you’re not with me

     

    ‘Cause you’re my angel, angel, angel of the blues

    Yes you’re my angel, angel, angel of the blues

     

    I live my life searching

    For some kind of light

    And finally figured out

    What makes it right

     

    And you are the answer

    And you are the prayer

    But when I go look for you

    You’re never there

     

    ‘Cause you’re my angel, angel, angel of the blues

    Yes you’re my angel, angel, angel of the blues

     

    Just when I found my way home

    Just when I found my way home

    You look at me through jaded eyes

    And walk away

    What can I say

     

    I don’t need your pity

    And I can’t stand your tears

    ‘Cause I’ve been walking down

    This road many years

     

    And I will still love you

    Despite what you do

    ‘Cause all that I dream about

    Starts and ends with you

     

    ‘Cause you’re my angel, angel, angel of the blues

    Yes you’re my angel, angel, angel of the blues

  • 02:13 Lyrics
    Previous Engagement

    We could sit around all day long

    Tell each other stories and sing each other songs

    But no matter what we say

    There’s something that always gets in the way

     

    Your previous engagement

    Your previous engagement

     

    I could hang out in this town

    And you’d bring me up when I’m feeling down

    But sometimes it’s cause of you

    Cause I know that no matter what we do

     

    You’ve got a previous engagement

    Previous engagement

     

    We sneak around

    We’re tearing up the town

    Sometimes I almost see

    How you might look at me

    Don’t go away

    But you can never stay

    You know you’ve got to take

    Responsibility

     

    (solo chorus)

     

    We might drink a bit too much

    We might sit so close we almost touch

    But I know you’ve got to go

    And pull down the curtain on this show

     

    For your previous engagement

    Previous engagement

  • 04:35 Lyrics
    The Rest Of My Life

    Maybe I don’t have the answer

    And maybe this really is the end

    ‘Cause baby I don’t know how to fix this

    I don’t know how to make this

    The way it used to be

     

    ‘Cause I know something big is missing

    And I feel the emptiness inside

    Somehow a door has closed behind me

    And now you can find me

    Some place I’ve never been

     

    This is the rest of my life

    Living the rest of my life

    With this in my life

     

    Sunrise takes me to tomorrow

    And I know something’s not the same

    Tuesday I woke with a clear heart

    Wednesday was a new start

    To a different game

     

    This is the rest of my life

    Living the rest of my life

    With this in my life

     

    Fire in the sky

    Followed by these lullabies that help us close our eyes

    But in my mind’s eye

    I can see it time and time again

     

    Now I struggle for an answer

    Now I’m searching for some peace

    I’ve seen history unfolding

    The future I am holding

    Belongs to only me

     

    This is the rest of my life

    Living the rest of my life

    With this in my life

  • 05:04 Lyrics
    Turning Circles

    Don’t come near me I’m contagious

    Though heaven knows just what I’ve got

    And though it hasn’t worked in ages

    It’s still worth giving it a shot

     

    Am I getting anywhere

    Turning circles in the air

     

    I wash my hands with dirty water

    Suffer thirst during the flood

    And I will lead this lamb to slaughter

    But I can’t wash away this blood

     

    Am I getting anywhere

    Turning circles in the air

    This life is messy and it isn’t very clear

    But I try to live it anyway

     

    I will try I will go I don’t have a choice now

    I will not be cynical I will raise my voice now

    Trust me take me lead me not into temptation

    Must be strong

     

    Am I getting anywhere

    Turning circles in the air

    This life is messy and it isn’t very clear

    But I try to live it anyway

  • 03:52 Lyrics
    End Of The Road

    Suddenly it’s so bizarre

    Suddenly I haven’t got a clue

    Suddenly it’s gone to far

    Suddenly I don’t know what to do

    This time what can I say

    When the snow is in my eyes but I can’t turn away

    And everything I’m hoping for is changing into lonely shades of gray

     

    At the end of the road

    There is dark, there is light

    But it seems that I always confuse them

    And the choices I’ve learned

    To be wrong, to be right

    Suddenly seem to change and I’m losing them

     

    Now the sky is dark

    As the sun begins to fall

    And I close my eyes

    On the one who’s had it all

    And now these things I know

    The river’s at the sea I’ve to got to let it go

    And bring about tomorrow with just a silent prayer for yesterday

     

    At the end of the road

    There is dark, there is light

    But it seems that I always confuse them

    And the choices I’ve learned

    To be wrong, to be right

    Suddenly seem to change and I’m losing them

     

    Take it slow, make it last

    You take this whole damn thing too fast

    Lead me on, make me smile

    I think I’ll be here for a while

    No regrets, no surprise

    I’ll wipe these teardrops from my eyes

    Moving fast, far away

    Is the dawn of a new day

     

    At the end of the road

    There is dark, there is light

    But it seems that I always confuse them

    And the choices I’ve learned

    To be wrong, to be right

    Suddenly seem to change and I’m losing them

  • 03:46 Lyrics
    I Hear You Call

    Outside the snow is falling

    I thought I heard you calling

    Calling out my name but I am here alone

    The clock it moves so slowly

    Reminding me how lonely

    Days can be and nights can turn your heart to stone

     

    I never realized you meant so much to me

    Now I’m a prisoner in quiet company

     

    As soon as I hear you call

    I throw my caution to the wind

    The writing’s on the wall

    I feel a lifetime’s happiness

    In no time at all

    As soon as I hear you call

     

    I cannot bear the silence

    Like some sudden violence

    Ripping at my heart in this way

    I want to reach and touch you

    But shadows close around you

    Pulling at your face until it fades away

     

    Until that moment that means so much to me

    I know then I am as strong as I can be

     

    As soon as I hear you call

    I throw my caution to the wind

    The writing’s on the wall

    I feel a lifetime’s happiness

    In no time at all

    As soon as I hear you call

     

    Take me away

    From this cold and lonely night

    Make it right

    Hold me ‘till the morning light

     

    As soon as I hear you call

    I throw my caution to the wind

    The writing’s on the wall

    I feel a lifetime’s happiness

    In no time at all

    As soon as I hear you call

  • 03:40 Lyrics
    When You Go

    All this dreaming gets you nowhere

    All these strange embarrassed thoughts

    That lead you to another round

    Contradiction is everywhere

    No affliction breaks you down

    As quickly as your own despair

     

    But when you go

    No looking down

    You break the barriers that keep you on the ground

    But when you go

     

    All I’ve ever seen of Egypt

    I was reading in a book

    Someone who’d been there gave to me

    But I have never seen the pyramids

    I have never walked the path

    Between the Sphinx and the Red Sea

     

    But when you go

    No looking down

    You break the barriers that keep you on the ground

    But when you go

    You move ahead

    Release the storm clouds that live inside your head

     

    All I have is this confession

    That this fear is holding me

    So I better run, run to a better place

    And close my eyes and dive into the sea

     

    But when you go

    No looking down

    You break the barriers that keep you on the ground

    But when you go

    You move ahead

    Release the storm clouds that live inside your head

  • 05:15 Lyrics
    Jerusalem

    Nobody told me the road would be this hard

    The hill would be so steep

    But history has written down the words you said

    And to this day repeat

     

    You are foe

    You are friend

    From the start

    To the end

    You are all

    You are one

    We are yours

    Jerusalem

    La la la…..

     

    Nobody told me that freedom would take this long

    As years they fade away

    Nobody told me that hate could be this strong

    To eclipse the light of day

     

    You are foe

    You are friend

    From the start

    To the end

    You are all

    You are one

    We are yours

    Jerusalem

    La la la…..

     

    And as the sun illuminates your dusty walls

    We wonder what we’ll see

    We know that you’ve shed your share of tears and blood

    But what is victory

     

    You are foe

    You are friend

    From the start

    To the end

    You are all

    You are one

    We are yours

    Jerusalem

    La la la…..