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Ben Harper: New CD+DVD – Twist And Shout – 04 dec.

Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals: Live at Twist & Shout
Ce nouvel enregistrement sera disponible à la vente à partir du 4 décembre. Il devrait être disponible en France en Import. De nombreux vendeurs le propose déjà en pré-commande sur ebay. Le coffret comprend 6 titres en live sur un CD audio et 7 titres en live sur DVD. Voici le détail…Venez discuter de ce nouvel enregistrement sur le forum: www.benharperfrance.com

CD

1. In The Colors (live)
2. Fool For A Lonesome Train (live)
3. Needed You Tonight (live)
4. Say You Will (live)
5. Having Wings (live)
6. Steal My Kisses (live)

DVD

1. In The Colors (live)
2. Fool For A Lonesome Train (live)
3. Put It On Me (live)
4. Younger Than Today (live)
5. Heart Of Matters (live)
6. Paris Sunrise #7 (live)
7. Lifeline (live)

Disc 1 Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 live in Denver on Aug 30th, 2007.
Disc 2 Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 live in Denver on Aug 30th, 2007.

Ben Harper: Heart Of Matters (lyrics – paroles)

« Heart Of Matters »
Album – Lifeline 2007

I’ve heard all of your parting lines
Can only say goodbye so many times
Before you know you have nothing to show for your pain
Sorry is a word you just can’t seem to find
Does it ever enter your mind?
I am in doubt that you are about to change

Now if your heart, your heart isn’t in it
If your heart, your heart isn’t it it
If you have nothing left to give, won’t you go on and let me live again?

You can’t just say ‘I love you’
You have to live ‘I love you’
I will forgive every time but the last

If your heart, your heart isn’t in it
If your heart, your heart isn’t it it
If you have nothing left to give, won’t you just go on and let me live?

I wish I could find a way to sing the life back into you and I
But now I am afraid that it is just too late to lie

Ben Harper: Put It On Me (lyrics – paroles)

« Put It On Me »
Album – Lifeline 2007

She eats nectarines with honey and spends her daddy’s money so easy
She cuts cherry pie while she looks you in the eye so easy
The innocent naivety of hairless cheek
The politics of generosity make me weak

You put it on me then left me lonely
You put it on me, you put it on me

There’s an assassin out to get me and they claim that she’s never missed
The one with an ex-lover whom she claims to have never kissed
We turned at twenty paces for love as a duel and we stood as still as stone
I can’t imagine that this is in the best interest of flesh and bone

You put it on me then left me lonely
You put it on me, you put it on me

I’ve been living in the city for much too long
There’s a neon sign in my mind flashing right and wrong
I can’t afford your company, I spent my money buying time
I was lost out in hte desert while you were busy swimming in wine

You put it on me then left me lonely
You put it on me then left me lonely
You put it on me, you put it on me

Ben Harper: Younger Than Today (lyrics – paroles)

« Younger Than Today »
Album – Lifeline 2007

You and I were looking at old pictures yesterday
Sitting in disbelief at how time slips away
Both at a loss for words to say, who knew we’d never be younger than today?

Foolishness protected us from the world outside
They could never come between us but we knew they’d try
We remembered living as if there were a way to forever be younger than today

Never looked at anything you didn’t care to see
I was the one who wouldn’t let you leave
Even though it was a clear you couldn’t stay
Had to try to be younger than today
Had to try to be younger than today

As we parted, you reminded me I’m alive
To remember when the stars danced just for you and I
May the shimmer of the summer always light your way and make you feel younger than today

Ben Harper: Say You Will (lyrics – paroles)

« Say You Will »
Album – Lifeline 2007

Baby, say it’s all right if it takes all night
We won’t have to be alone if you say you will
If you say you will, if you say you will

Like Marie Antoinette said to Louis XVI, « Man, I think we’re going down. Our chances are slim
and none, and I’m afraid slim just left town. »

Say you will, darling, won’t you say you will?
Won’t you say you will? Darling, won’t you say that you will?

Now you’ve had me hanging all on your line
But I know all too well, love ain’t nothing but a worried mind

Say you will, darling, won’t you say you will?
Won’t you say you will? Darling, won’t you say that you will?

I love you like a candle loves a flame
Like a crying man that has no shame
When you hit me, I feel no pain
Like the last days that remain, say you will
Darling, won’t you say that you will?
Darling, won’t you say that you will?

Ben Harper: Having Wings (lyrics – paroles)

« Having Wings »
Album – Lifeline 2007

I heard a street singer play a song I knew
It brought me closer to you
I heard a street singer play a song I call my own
It brought me to my childhood home

Did you go back from where you came?
If I get there, will they have my name?
If they don’t, I’ll only have myself to blame
For all these things, true happiness is having wings

Life is a blurry-eyed, heavy-hearted whirlwind of a storm
Some things just hurt too much to cry
Memories are like shadows the light won’t make disappear
I still see you smiling with your eyes

Did you go back from where you came?
If I get there, will they have my name?
If they don’t, I’ll only have myself to blame
For all these things, true happiness is having wings


Ben Harper: Needed You Tonight (lyrics – paroles)

« Needed You Tonight »
Album – Lifeline 2007

My every breath is a prayer for you
You know I’m waiting there for you
I’d rather learn to live with you and suffer
Than to see you in the arms of another

But now my heart aches a little
Now my heart breaks a little
I lie awake in the middle of a cold, empty room with one light
I needed you tonight

I am not your tool or your born-again fool
I’m not in the mood to serenade sorrow
There was a time that I could get by but this was once upon a lie

My heart aches a little
My heart breaks a little
I lie awake in the middle of a pain with no end in sight
I needed you tonight

Violin is my instrument of choice
It recognizes the pain in my voice
You’re the ‘Are’ in ‘Are we gonna make it?’
You put the ‘t’ in ‘I just can’t take it.’

My heart aches a little
My heart breaks a little
I lie awake in the middle of a cold, empty room with no light

Ben Harper: Fool For A Lonesome Train (lyrics – paroles)

« Fool For A Lonesome Train »
Album – Lifeline 2007

It’s late and I can’t sleep
I’ve made promises that I can’t keep
Cobblestones and broken bones, has a kingdom but he’s got no home
Last night is still ringing in my head like that lonesome whistle in the rain

I’m a fool for a lonesome train
I’m a fool for a lonesome train

The lifetime we’ve left behind with strangers
Promises and lies both have their dangers
I just can’t be wrong enough and I can’t hide for long enough
So far away, but I still feel your pain

I’m a fool for a lonesome train
I’m a fool for a lonesome train
I’d try to say goodbye but I never got your name
I’m a fool for a lonesome train

I’m a fool for a lonesome train
I’m your fool for a lonesome train
I know it sounds crazy but I’m painfully sane
I’m your fool for a lonesome, lonesome, lonesome train