Among the ruins - songs noir

by DUFFHUES

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1.
Humming 03:03
Humming I hear the river Humming along Sliding along On this night This is not the city This is a long way from home In the mountains, by the river Under trees and under stars The strings are humming Trees are swaying The wind whispers With a warm voice The strings are humming A chord is sliding The night is still and stars flicker with a minor glow The sweet scent of flowers The soft rustle of leafs The warm wind rising after the sun has dissapeared Behind the mountains Black hills in the distance Wall of shadows And behind all that there’s the sea Humming Sliding Swaying Swaying
2.
Windman 03:02
Windman I’m the windman The wind tells me things You can call ’em secrets and mysteries Stories from far away and deep within From a distant land a man is calling me His voice is on the wind It’s the kind voice of love The voice of love It’s not a cold wind It’s warm with words It’s warm with love Blowing over this cold world, of permafrost Of increasing costs Of expending greed Inflating needs I’m the windman The wind tells me certain things You can call ’em secrets and mysteries Stories from far away and deep within I’m the windman I’ll show you my wings I’ll flap ‘em loud and fast Let the warm wind take me anywhere I’m the windman My lungs full of wind I’ll breathe loud and hard And with every breath I come closer to... I’m the windman I’ll prove you my wings I’ll flap ‘em fast and good Words, warm and full of love and blood
3.
My woman, the bear She woke up a bear All wild and mad Hit me with a paw And left me for dead I’m dreaming revenge Retaking my life I got this master plan And it starts with a knife I’m roaming the woods Searching for holes To big for a rabbit To bright for a mole I’m pooking around With my spear in the dark For flickering eyes And a deep growl Oh man, oh man Oh brother, oh sister I never foresaw this disaster When I nailed her There among the trees Near that rock Somethings hiding In the bushes and mud I have a knife And I have a gun I guess I’m gonna get myself A little fun I stabbed her in the chest Shot her in the cunt I left her for dead Made sure I wasn’t all wrong
4.
Among the ruins I found her among the ruins of an old city In the shadow she awaited a man Who cometh from the west she’d see past, present, future, and all that lies beyond and all the rest Our love rose from the hot sand Its black stones scattered across the endless plains We met under a dead tree and made love in long abandoned caves My mistress from the ancient world My love dream of unspoken words Beauty protected by a veil In her eyes shone her bright and beautiful spirit Alone for me Among the ruins Among the ruins Among the ruins we shared our loneliness Under the tree we shared our lust for life And with every full moon she took her veil off and her eyes shone bright moonlight her eyes shone bright moonlight her eyes shone bright moonlight her eyes shone bright moonlight I found her among the ruins of an old city In the shadow she awaited a man who cometh from the west he’d see past, present, future, and all that lies beyond and all the rest
5.
Saigon blues 04:06
Saigon Blues The city’s all hot In a motorcycle rush A mind deafening noise This city gives you just one choice The hustle and bustle In the belly of the dragon With its millions of roaring Fuming two wheeled wagons Cleansed by the heavy Endless monsoon rains On every corner a kitchen Eat and drink all that you can Dollar driven country Cheap dong land Ho Chi Min profit Ho Chi Min demand Saigon Blues What can you do I woke up in a room Twelve stairs up The fan spinning hard It’s so God damn hot Opened the only window To let the air in The cities symphony Came a-rushing in Ho Chi Min profit Ho Chi Min demand Dollar driven country Cheap dong land If I stay in this place Another long hot day I’ll be lost forever In a purple haze Saigon Blues What can you do If there’s a place Both heaven and hell This city’s a prize winner This city hits the bell Dollar driven country Cheap dong land Ho Chi Min profit Ho Chi Min demand Saigon Blues What can you do
6.
All leading to you His love’s a house with thick walls of ancient stone and bewitched clay Build on a plain; barren and empty Where freezing winds play a hard game The house is rooted in dead soil Built on a tomb of hard rock An underground maze of stone bowels that go deep in many ways Aah, there’re many ways Many roads, many demons All leading to you She sleeps in a steel coffin In a warm bath of thick blood She breathes dark red bubbles With a crazy laugh she coughs them up She awakes when the moon is as sharp as the tip of the Devil’s tail crawls on all four, on ceiling and walls ranting, raving, ripping her nails Aah, there’re many ways Many roads, many demons All leading to you She breaks out of her tomb Digging through clay and rock Smashing down the thick walls Fighting the fierce icewind Some places are better left alone They’re not meant to live in Some places are just too cold Some places are just too old Aah, there’re many ways Many roads, many demons All leading to you
7.
400 steps 04:26
400 steps 400 steps, up the hill we go 400 steps, up the hill we go to see what’s up there to see what’s below 400 steps, up the hill we go we met in Saigon, in the summer breeze we lost ourselves, in its noisy streets we jumped on a train, and headed north got out halfway, in the rain and mud 400 steps, up the hill we go 400 steps, up the hill we go to see what’s up there to see what’s below 400 steps, up the hill we go it all started with this mysterious book a treasure of poems, spells and koans a map on which X marks the spot so we went in search, to try our luck we read all those old and strange tales about a hill, in a land, green and still about a river, and a small wooden boat about hidden caves and a dark low voice 400 steps, up the hill we go 400 steps, up the hill we go to see what’s up there to see what’s below 400 steps, up the hill we go we made a plan, to get it right we drove into the dark and silent night rowed upstream under a full moon in deep caves we heard the voice of doom then we watched the sun’s glorious rise in a bright haze of spiritual light 400 steps between failure or luck one step at a time, hey, we climbed up 400 steps, up the hill we go 400 steps, up the hill we go to see what’s up there to see what’s below 400 steps, up the hill we go
8.
The hidden 05:20
The Hidden The leafs, the snake, the dark Her feet, the grass, the fangs The pain, the fall, the kill The tears, the poison, the fear The moon, planets and stars The stillness, dark and deep The field, stones, ancient grave The stones, the moon and stars These are the signs The keys, the answers This is a place for breathing Fragile, defenseless There’s quicksand There’s holes There’s wind There’s clouds There’s rain and storm The sand, the wind, the storm The road, the path, all gone The love, the lost, the love The storm, the love and wind
9.
Night of the Devil We’re bound, my darling, more than ever My sweetheart, my loving friend I woke up in the middle of the night The bed a-shaking and a-moaning You were dreaming your little hell I turned on the lights, there were things out there Your books and pens and the bloody alphabet A dark painting hovering in mid air Its horror landscape trembling As your cigarettes and long fingered hands From under the bed The sound of a voice, low, loud, a growl Something’s creeping under the mattress A fiend’s there, a devil that won’t come out A devil’s there, the fiend that won’t come out Since I am a big boy I’ve forgotten their faces, the sound of their voices The color of their eyes, the music they enjoyed There are crates with toys down in the cellar They’re stillborn presents of long gone birthdays The time’s there to bury them far from here, far away By a tree, near a river The tree I do remember Them hot nights, cool wine and the sun’s first rays Birds singing their first song of day Those are the songs to be remembered These are the songs to be remembered
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11.
A way out 03:02
A way out There’s a road out of here, that I’m gonna take It leads to the mountains, and then to the sea It leads to the sea, and then to the desert There’s a way out of here, that’s what I believe I’ll take that way, whatever it takes Whatever it takes, is what I need I take a boat down any river Then a plane across the great ocean On horseback through vast forests And then on foot to the end of the world If there’s a way out, yeah, mmmmm I’ll find that way, I’ll take that road I’ll take what I need, I’ll sell my soul
12.
Blues when I was born I was born one morning found the blues waiting in my crib I was born sad and gloomy The blues hidin’ in my crib I told ‘m to get the hell outta there It’s my crib and not his The blues would sneak upon me Every day, for many years The blues tried to get me For many nights and many years He’d follow me to school He’d be there when I’d done my prayers The blues was there when I got baptized The blues was there I learned to read and write The blues was there when I had my first kiss The blues was there when I used my fists The blues was there in the light The blues was there in deep drunken nights The was there when I was outta luck The blues was there when I had a fuck I got the blues when I was born I got the blues when I was born I got the blues when I was born I got the blues when I was born I got the blues when I was born I got the blues when I was born Into blues I was thrown I got the blues when I was born
13.
Wolfman 05:38
Wolfman Did you hear of the Wolfman His howl on the wind He lives in the woods Looks like a man, is wolf within He smells her from afar Hears her steps on dead wood His sight’s a telescope He sees her, every move His sanctuary and prison His hide-out and home The forest is full of ghost and spirit The Wolfman rules them all They’re all there to meet her They’ve all answered to her call Her song for the Wolfman Her poem of love It echoes in the trees Sticks to twig and leaf Drips from trunk and stem Is swallowed by the earth and treasured within The Wolfman howls Howls to the moon She hears his cry She’ll be there soon

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released January 8, 2011

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DUFFHUES is a musician, filmmaker, songwriter, author. he has released albums, films, books and more. He lives in The Netherlands.

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