TERUKO

by TERUKO

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released 19 November 2013

Vocal and guitar tracks by Teruko.
Recording, photography, videography by Rick Jones.
Music and lyrics by Teruko, except for "Viva La Vida" by Coldplay; "Without Your Love" music from "Samba Pa Ti" by Carlos Santana, lyrics by Teruko

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Track Name: Drifting
Sunday morning, you're alone,
listening to a song on the radio.
It takes you back to a time
when you believed
that things would turn out fine.
But you know that where you are
is so far from the star
that you chose to light your way,
and you're just drifting into another day.
Buy a ticket, board a plane,
and you hope it might take you away.
But you still end up on the ground,
couldn't hold the happiness you'd found.
So you get into the car, find a bar
and stay there far into the night,
drifting until it feels all right.
You'll keep reaching for more
till you have everything,
except what you're looking for.
Outside it's pouring rain,
and it makes every place look the same.
There's no sun to light the dawn,
so the night keeps going on.
And the neon signs blink,
turquoise and pink, and you think
there's nothing here for you to stay,
as you're drifting into another day.
You go drifting into another day.
Track Name: Reason To Stay
Did I do something to upset you?
Or was it something I didn't say?
Cause lately you've been quiet and distant,
you're here but you're far away.
I can't help wonder, when you're like this,
is there someone on your mind?
Would you give it all up and start over,
leaving what we have behind?
Don't throw it away.
Look in your heart,
there's more reason to stay.
Maybe it's just a passing thing
that will burn out on its own,
but I don't like wondering where you are
when you go out alone.
It hasn't been an easy ride,
there's so much we've been through,
but it never once crossed my mind
there could be anyone else but you.
Don't throw it away.
Look in your heart,
there's more reason to stay.
(Lead break)
It scares me to think
of all the good you might undo.
Don't throw it away.
Look in your heart,
there's more reason to stay.
Track Name: Beautiful Hell
I should have run right from the start
cause we will always be apart.
But you can't reason with the heart.
I can't take what this is doing to me,
and you're the only one who can set me free.
I'll be here for eternity in this beautiful hell,
loving you this way.
It's a beautiful hell
to know you and not hold you
cause you don't know how I feel,
I'm not free to say.
Distance, age, familiarity,
or bound to another,
some loves can never be.
It's a beautiful hell...
(Lead break)
I don't have the strength to walk away,
but it's a high price to pay.
I can't let you go, so I remain
in this beautiful hell,
loving you this way.
It's a beautiful hell
to know you and not hold you
cause you don't know how I feel,
I'm not free to say.
It's a beautiful hell,
a beautiful hell,
beautiful hell.
Track Name: Unending Night
You never thought it would take this long.
Don't know if you can carry on.
You've always come out on top before
but now you're not so sure.
You're up against a wall,
no one to catch you if you fall.
And no way out in sight
from this unending night.
It's been a while since you've tasted success.
Maybe you should have stayed with the rest.
Cause the road you've taken
might leave you stranded,
alone, and empty-handed.
And you're wondering now
if you'll ever see the dawn,
or are you lost inside
come cold, unending night?
You've done your best but it's not enough,
now where do you go?
You've come this far, got to hang in tough
because your heart tells you so.
(Lead break)
It's beginning to take its toll.
How many more rounds can you go?
Your mind is tired, your body's hurting,
you've been too long in the ring.
And part of you wants
to just stay down for the count,
concede the fight
to this unending night.
Yeah, part of you wants
to just stay down for the count,
concede the fight
to this unending night.
Track Name: Coldplay - Viva La Vida (cover)
I used to rule the world,
seas would rise when I gave the word.
Now in the morning I sleep alone,
sweep the streets I used to own.
I used to roll the dice,
feel the fear in my enemy's eyes,
listen as the crowd would sing:
"Now the old king is dead,
long live the king!"
One minute I held the key,
next the walls were closed on me,
and I discovered that my castles stand
upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand.
I hear Jerusalem bells a-ringing,
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing.
Be my mirror, my sword and shield,
my missionaries in a foreign field.
For some reason I can't explain,
once you go there was never,
never an honest word.
That was when I ruled the world.
It was the wicked and wild wind
blew down the doors to let me in.
Shattered windows and the sound of drums...
People couldn't believe what I'd become.
Revolutionaries wait
for my head on a silver plate.
Just a puppet on a lonely string.
Oh, who would ever want to be king.
I hear Jerusalem bells a-ringing,
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing.
Be my mirror, my sword and shield,
my missionaries in a foreign field.
For some reason I can't explain,
I know Saint Peter won't call my name.
There never was an honest word.
But that was when I ruled the world.
Wo-o-o...
I hear Jerusalem bells a-ringing,
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing.
Be my mirror, my sword and shield,
my missionaries in a foreign field.
For some reason I can't explain,
I know Saint Peter won't call my name.
Never an honest word,
but that was when I ruled the world.
Track Name: All You've Got Left
In this game of life
where the stakes are so high,
it doesn't seem right
that you get just one try.
And now you wake
in the middle of the night,
wondering
what you did with your life.
All the things you planned to do
when you had more time
became another dream undone
as the years went rushing by.
And it's too late now
to retrace your steps,
there's no going back down.
You've placed your bets,
gotta live with it somehow.
The gambles you took
just increased the debt,
and all you've got left
is regret.
Once there weren't enough
hours in a day,
and people listened
to what you had to say.
The power you held
could never slip away -
what happened?
How did it turn out this way?
All the things you'd do differently
if you had the chance
are clear in the hindsight
of a backward glance.
But it's too late now
to retrace your steps,
there's no going back down.
You've placed your bets,
gotta live with it somehow.
The gambles you took
just increased the debt,
and all you've got left
is regret.
(Lead break)
What road was it that took you down?
When did everything go wrong?
When did the passion begin to fade
for the things you cared about?
Or was it just the sands of time
that put your fire out?
It's too late now
to retrace your steps,
there's no going back down.
You've placed your bets,
gotta live with it somehow.
The gambles you took
just increased the debt,
and all you've got left
is regret.
All you've got left
is regret.
Yeah, all you've got left
is regret.
Track Name: Here
Please don't say there's no order
in the universe,
that our lives are a random chaos.
Cause if that's true, then everything
could just get worse,
and not even faith can save us.
If you're looking for proof,
I don't have it.
Cause there's no roof
over my head.
There's no money in my wallet,
and whatever you want to call it,
I hope there's a God, that's near,
who knows I'm here, I'm here.
I've learned that life
isn't always fair.
There are things I can't understand.
But I believe there's more to this
than we're aware,
and it might all make sense in the end.
But if you're looking for proof,
I don't have it.
Cause there's no roof
over my head.
There's no money in my wallet,
and whatever you want to call it,
I hope there's a God, that's near,
who knows I'm here, I'm here.
I'm here... here.
Track Name: Something To Lose
The storms they called for
all day finally came,
moments after I left your farm,
backing down that dirt lane.
The whole sky lit up
and rivers of rain
streamed from the car
as I pulled away.
Out on the highway
I'm picking up speed,
driving like there's
something sad pursuing me.
A phone call, a letter,
words that we speak:
it just takes a minute
to shatter a dream.
In any direction
there'll be something to lose,
but a warm south wind
might help heal these blues.
I'll stay on this highway,
going away from you
till I find a place
where I can start anew.
You said all you needed
was a little time,
and then we might give it
another try.
But you were just softening
the truth with a lie;
it's over, I know it,
it was there in your eyes.
Fierce but brief,
the storm subsides,
and an orange sunset
fills the sky.
I cross over a bridge,
and below a train rumbles by,
heading east, leaving
the empty tracks behind.
In any direction
there'll be something to lose,
but a warm south wind
might help heal these blues.
I'll stay on this highway,
going away from you
till I find a place
where I can start anew.
Track Name: Everything Changes
It's hard to let go
of what's familiar,
it's comforting and known;
but if the butterfly
had stayed a caterpillar,
it wouldn't have far to roam.
Everything changes.
You've got to leave the ground to fly.
Enter the strangeness,
you won't know until you try.
Like the first day of school,
walking through that door
into a world so different and new.
It was the end of the one
you had known before,
you were scared and didn't know
what to do.
Everything changes,
and it's okay to cry.
Enter the strangeness,
you don't always know the reasons why.
Sometimes you keep going
with nothing to hold on to
but the faith
that everything will work out
in its way.
And if you find yourself
out on your own
when a long time love ends,
you'll discover
what only you can know:
that a heart doesn't break, it bends.
And everything changes.
You've got to leave the ground to fly.
Enter the strangeness,
there is life after goodbye.
Track Name: The Last Things We Said
I heard you go.
I watched you walk away
into the snow.
We shouldn't have fought.
I should have run on out
and brought you home.
I wish somehow
that I could turn back time.
Then you might still be
with me now,
and they wouldn't be
lowering you into the ground.
I'd take it all back,
those last things we said.
And I would tell you
how much I love you, instead.
If I had known
my last glimpse of you
would be through the snow,
I'd have brought you home,
I'd have made things right.
And I would never let you
go out into that night.
And I'd take back
the last things we said,
and I would tell you
how much I love you, instead.
(Lead break)
If I had known...
I would have never let you
go out into that night,
and I'd take back
the last things we said.
And I would tell you
how much I love you, instead.
Track Name: Without Your Love
I don't know how I can live
without your love.
I have nothing left to give
without your love.
There's an emptiness inside.
All these years you've been my guide.
Now I'm lost and I can't find my way
without your love.
Can't even make it through the day
without your love.
Everything I see is a living memory
of how it used to be,
and there's no peace
without your love.
Nothing in this world's complete
without your love.
I can feel you calling,
can't stop myself from falling.
Close my eyes, that's all
I need to do
and I'll be with you.
And I'll be with you.