Love Li​(​v​)​es

by Dunja Knebl

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1.
Open for You 01:53
I'm open for you to look inside me And see everything that is there. And if you do take a look, you'll be surprised - For you'll find your own self there. Come and look inside my head - You'll find a part of your own thoughts there. Come and look inside my heart - You'll find a part of your own feelings there. I'm not closed all of the time, I sometimes open for other people too, But they cannot find anything or see, For they are not in me. I'm open for you to look inside me, And see everything that is there.
2.
One more tear is falling into the well of tears, One more tear is falling in to the well of fears, You too will hear it falling if you are the one who hears, You too will see it falling if you are the one who feels. And the well keeps on filling until it overflows, And waters the dying seed of hope until a flower grows, And it takes just one flower, one moment in time To create that space for wonderful rhyme. And you need only to fly and look down from above To see that just one tiny tear is an ocean of love. So you cry another tear into the well of tears, And you cry another tear into the well of fears, And then you'll finally be the one who really hears, And you'll be healed by feeling the love of those who feel. And when you realize your love is deeper, deeper than a well of tears, And when you know your love is deeper, deeper than a well of fears, And when you finally let yourself hope - there will be no fears of fears, And when you truly love and are loved - there will be no fears of fears, There will be no fear of fears, no fear of fears.
3.
May I come into your life for just a little while: An hour, a day, a week, a month, May I come into your life? It's up to you to say how long you want me to stay: An hour, a day, a week, a month, May I come into your life? If I come and I stay, would it be fine for you? Or should I go away - is that my destiny? No matter what will be, I will wait and be free To ask you again, and again, and again: May I come into your life for just a little while: An hour, a day, a week, a month, May I come into your life? May I come i into your thoughts? May I come into your dreams? May I come into your arms? May I come into your heart?
4.
It's pain again, tears I can't restrain, Falling in my thoughts, and my brain and my heart - How do I restart? I lied again to make things shine, And the line it is mine, it's my usual design - To lie again when it rains, When it rains. I can't go on singing, pretending it is bringing Pure joy to my day; what to do what to say? There's no sunshine, only moonbeams When I see you and I dream of you, See you and I dream of you Only in my dreams, My dreams.
5.
I see what I see - it is what I wish to see, I don't whether it is meant or was not meant to be, But it's a lovely morning - this morning I see, Whether it was meant or not meant to be. I see us together, it is what I wish to see, I don't know whether it is meant or was not meant to be, But it's a lovely morning - this morning I see, Whether it was meant or not meant to be. Caught in the rut of this tale-to-be, I cannot climb out of it, and it is all that I can see, To all it may seem make-believe, but not to me, I'll keep on believing 'twas meant to be. So, will you try to see - what I wish will be, And try to see whether you're in this tale with me, For I'm stuck in the rut of the make-believe WE, Please play your part if we are meant to be. We will be WE.
6.
You're not alone anymore - I'll be your very best friend, I'll be the one you can count on Whatever happens, wherever you are, No matter when or why. Don't feel alone any more even if I am not by you, Even if I'm far away from you, I'll be beside you day and night, I'll hold you in my heart. It is sufficient for me to know You do exist in this world of ours. It is enough for me that I know I was always yours and you were always mine. I'm not alone anymore even if you are not by me Even if you're far away from me I'll be beside you day and night, I'll hold you in my heart. It is sufficient for me to know You do exist in this world of ours. It is enough for me that I know I was always yours and you were always mine. I'm not alone anymore even if you are not by me, Even if you're far away from me Darling, I'll love you and be by your side, I'll hold you in my mind. I'll hold you in my thoughts, I'll hold you in my dreams, I'll hold you in my heart.
7.
When I looked at you and finally really saw you, Looked into your eyes and saw you for the first time, It seemed impossible, incredible, unbelievable That you I'd finally find in this our lifetime. I had given up searching for you, the one and only lover, I could share the craziest dreams with together, And there you were looking at me, as if coming from the past, It seemed your eyes were asking: "Have we found each other at last?" At first it was easy, I was happy just to see you, Grateful for each moment we were sharing, I was finally I, the real true me, myself, Loving, and dreaming, and caring... But - it's become so hard to pretend you're just a friend When my heart is screaming out for more, much more, It's getting out of control, "just a frined" is not my role, I want these silly lies and games to stop and end, and say: Please, touch me for real, and hold me for real, Make love to me and stop my heart screaming, Make love to me for real, I need to feel you for real So I'll know I have not just made you up and I'm not just dreaming, So we know we are here for real and we are not dreaming.
8.
It's so very painful caring for you so, For neither are you letting me come any closer Nor are you letting me go. How can I go on like this? Darling I just don't know, For neither are you letting me come any closer Nor are you letting me go. Just when I try to settle down and try to live on my own, You come calling and making me hope You'll show what you haven't yet shown. Please don't carry on like this, Please don't treat me so, For neither are you letting me come any closer Nor are you letting me go.
9.
Why do you deny This love we feel, both you and I? I'm going crazy, I'm losing my mind, With this question haunting me all the time. There was a brief moment divine When you let me think you were finally mine, A short second, or two, maybe four, A brief moment, I'm not sure any more. What happened, my love, That made you change your mind? Why am I so blind? I sometimes feel I am really truly mad For nothing has ever been said. But then just one look into your eyes Tells me this love is not a lie, You're denying it, but at least you know why, And all I can do is wonder why ... Don't worry, my dearest, don't worry my love, This is just another love song, some rhymes, I'll follow in your steps and I won't step out of line, But I just keep on wondering why. Why, why, why?
10.
Love is not something to just throw away, It does not come your way every day. Sometimes true love comes only once in your life, Love is not something to just throw away. Love is something very precious and rare, If it does come your way you should take great care, For if you lose it, it might never come again, As hard as you try all will be in vain. So, don't throw away my love, take it and keep it, For one day if it's gone, in vain you will seek it, And you'll never be sure just what you have missed, And you might be sorry for not having taken the risk. Love is not something that can be planned, It may not suit you now or be at your command, But for once in your life go and break your rules For those afraid of love are the greatest of fools, Greatest of fools.
11.
I was all alone, Never quite aware That I still could care To sing along again. Then you came along, Sang a song with me And I understood What singing could be. Darling, thank you so For making me see That I still could love, And what love could be. Now there's just one wish To sing along with you For as long as you like Any song you wish. But if I sing alone For the rest of my life - Thank you, oh so much, For having sung with me.
12.
You'll know by the look in my eyes, You'll know by the way I smile, You'll feel by just being near That I love you with all of my heart. I know you are far, far away, I know that your heart is sealed, I know you don't feel what I feel, Still I love you with all of my heart. Oh, darling, why are you afraid To take what life has yet to give? Please look, please see, please feel, Love is here and it's so very real. Please hear what I'm traying to say, Please see what I'm trying to show, Please try, and then let me know, For I love you with all of my heart.
13.
I have sighed sighs for you, I have cried tears for you, I have done everything, It's your turn now. I have sung songs for you, I have been wronged by you, I have done everything, It's your turn now. When will I ever be loved by you? It's like a dream never to come true, But I feel in my heart that you do love me too, Why do you keep on making me so lonely and blue? Your turn to sing for me, Your turn to pine for me, Your turn to sigh for me, It's your turn now. Your turn now...

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For the past quarter of a century I was too busy recording traditional Croatian folk songs to even consider releasing my own stuff.
And then one day I thought - why not?
These songs were written during a span of several decades and are parts of imagined love stories.
Making such songs was a way to let go of real emotions.

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released March 23, 2019

Lyrics, music, arrangements: Dunja Knebl
Recorded, mixed and produced by Hrvoje Nikšić at Kramasonik Studio, Zagreb (December 2018/January 2019)

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Dunja Knebl Zagreb, Croatia

I have recorded 15 albums of less known or forgotten traditional Croatian folk songs released by different labels as compact discs, 3 of which are on BC. Here you can also find my recordings of folk songs from some other countries I have lived in (free download), some live concerts from the past (free download), and my singer-songwriter album Love Li(v)es. ... more

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