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Jarmo Haapamäki:
Spoiled by Success lyrics


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Jarmo Haapamäki: Spoiled By Success
Jarmo Haapamäki: Spoiled By Success

1. I DON'T WANT EVERYTHING


I am closer than you think
I've moved up close to you
Between us: a window glass
I'm the one outside

You're inside the restaurant
Just had a good meal
You must have some dessert now
I must have you now

    I don't want everything
    Not everything about you
    I don't want everything
    Just the best

I don't tell you everything
Perhaps you understand
Don't need so many words
Don't waste any time

You need me like a calf
needs her mother's milk
No, you don't know it now
I didn't know at first
that I needed a microwave owen

    I don't want everything
    Not everything about you
    I don't want everything
    Just the best

You don't always like the show
You like the applauds
I offer you tenderness
Would you rock me to sleep?

    I don't want everything
    Not everything about you
    I don't want everything
    Just the best




2. FRIDAY NIGHT

We went out in the afternoon
It was so soon
We had just met

We sat down in the French café
Where they have no milk
They have au lait

She wanted to have an apple pie
I could just die
They didn't have it

We went to the movies then instead
I bought the tickets
to Kiss Kiss Bang bang

Theater was dark and a crowded place
Couldn't see her face
I didn't mind

I tried to reach down for her tits
I couldn't find them
It was too dark

After the movie we went home
Home to my place
As always

I helped her off her overcoat
Went to the living-room
and poured her a drink

I wanted to take off all her clothes
I was so close




3. SHE LEFT 'CAUSE THERE WAS NOTHING ON TV

In the light of the cigarette
We go down in this empty room
Where have all the people gone?
And where is the light?
Don't blame me of everything

    Don't blame me
    I'm not guilty of all you see
    I hope as much as you do to be somewhere else

Oh my baby you're wet all over
Let me give you my coat
Who's afraid of the rain?
But you get so cold

I set the tv on
I get you something warm to put on
Wait a second, don't go anywhere

There was nothing on tv
She didn't bother to stay
I'd guess she wanted me to be
someone else

    Don't blame me
    I'm not guilty of all you see
    I hope as much as you do to be somewhere else

I'd call to you, I ain't got no phone
It's saturday eve and I'm cold
I pay a rent but ain't got no home
Just an empty room

If you wanted to stay
Smile in the way I want you to
I'd do all I can for you
I'd love you

    Don't blame me
    I'm not guilty of all you see
    I hope as much as you do to be somewhere else




4. NOTHING IN MY HEAD

You'd handle me like a flower
You said you would - that scares me
Your flowers beds keep on dying
I'd guess your love is not for me

   Nothing in my head
   Nothing in my head
   Moments in your bed wipe out every thought I had in me

I didn't know I was lying
I only knew it sounded good
Can't born again without dying
Would you please erase my name

   Nothing in my head
   Nothing in my head
   Moments in your bed wipe out every thought I had in me

This time I feel like flying
I couldn't find a better place
I wouldn't kill your darlings
I wouldn't kill anything


   Nothing in my head
   Nothing in my head
   Moments in your bed wipe out every thought I had in me




5. WE SELL LIES

We do sell lies, won't do a thing free
Sometimes it is so easy to please you
It's not what I do

   You did come here to see me bleed
   To see the heads start to roll
   I tell you all, you're the last to know that I sold my watering hole
   We sell lies, we sell lies and you buy...

You've seen my show, you've seen me leave
I zip champagne in rented limousine
It's not that I bleed

   You did come here to see me bleed
   To see the heads start to roll
   I tell you all, you're the last to know that I sold my watering hole
   We sell lies, we sell lies and you buy...

I'm not here, I have gone home
A drink in hand I calmly watch tv
It's not what youu see


   You did come here to see me bleed
   To see the heads start to roll
   I tell you all, you're the last to know that I sold my watering hole
   We sell lies, we sell lies and you buy...




6. CHASING CLOUDS IN THE RAIN

I'm quitting for today
Pearls of sweat swept away
Can I say that I am - I'm a man?

I've done the best I could
I made more than I should
I don't brag about it - No, I won't tell

They say: only do your share
Then you're through
Get away - Get away from the day

   There goes day out of pain
   Chasing clouds in the rain
   Pearls of sweat swept away
   Listen to the voice really good
   They say all things that you should do
   They say 'stay' and you run away
   I don't know what happens
   I never had the guts to try

I don't love my work
Who wants to crawl in the dirt?
I count the hours - They pass so slowly

Chasing clouds - That's what it is
I'm sicken tired of it
There must be better ways to make a living

   There goes day out of pain
   Chasing clouds in the rain
   Pearls of sweat swept away
   Listen to the voice really good
   They say all things that you should do
   They say 'stay' and you run away
   I don't know what happens
   I never had the guts to try

   Working for a buck
   Working for a buck
   Working for a buck
   Working for a buck
   Hmm... That rimes with 'Duck'...

I'm waiting for the day
The day I get paid
The moment I get the cash
You won't see me no more

   There go days out of pain
   Chasing clouds in the rain
   Pearls of sweat swept away
   Listen to the voice really good
   They say all things that you should do
   They say 'stay' and you run away
   I don't know what happens
   I never had the guts to try before
   Bye-bye!




7. YOU CAN WRITE YOUR OWN SONGS

They say the youth is wasted for the young
Your life has just began
"You don't know how to use it"
Oh yes, you can!

   Wild at heart
   Be wild at heart
   Do stupid things, do them good
   Do stupid things, do them good

When you are young
You do not hit the brakes
Some day you will lose it -
your right to make mistakes

   Wild at heart
   Be wild at heart
   Do stupid things, do them good
   Do stupid things, do them good

   Do what you want but do it today
   You wanna stay in bed? Even that's okay!
   There is no right and there's no wrong
   And do remember: This is only a song
   You can write your own songs!

There's no need to grow up fast
Today will never last
You know you can use it
Before you will lose it

   Wild at heart
   Be wild at heart
   Do stupid things, do them good
   Do stupid things, do them good

   You have the strength to get things done
   Do what you like but don't hurt no-one
   You are bullet-proof now, it will wear off
   When you get tired, just carry on
   You can write your own songs!

   Wild at heart
   Be wild at heart
   Do stupid things, do them good
   Do stupid things, do them good

Now you are young
and you never grow old
The tales that you are told to
are just tales - make up your own

   Wild at heart
   Be wild at heart
   Do stupid things, do them good
   Do stupid things, do them good

   Do what you want but do it today
   You wanna stay in bed? Even that's okay!
   There is no right and there's no wrong
   And do remember: This is only a song
   You can write your own songs!




8. STEEL HEELS

Time goes faster than I did
Like you said, you'd never wait
Stand alone in summer rain
And I never came

Your cheap bottle of wine
got smashed on a sidewalk
Rain cleaning off the steams
Leaving shattered glass behind

You left before I came
Hear the echo of your steel heels
See them tearing up my back
Wonder how it feels

Walk you home, it's getting late
Never wait, never hate
You may love me and I want you to
Be a hook but use no bait

I wonder why you came
Wild flowers never come my way
Stand alone in summer rain
Beware of the train




9. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?

You don't count her life in days
Now you can count her drops of blood
You got cards to float in the air
Now you really wanted to show them who's the man

   What have you done? Don't say we asked for more
   What have you done? Don't wait for me to applaud
   I do not like the show you put on anymore
   Now what's left of her is swirling on the floor

You were running out of toys
So you married her to play with
You got a magic set for Christmas
And waddayouknow - you sawed your wife in half

   What have you done? She bleeds all over the floor
   What have you done? She's not with us anymore
   You can't just take a tool and don't know what it's for
   When you do magic tricks, don't use your power saw

You used to make her feel complete
Now you try to warm her cold feet
Forget the roses and wine
Just bring your showel

   What have you done? What's left of her is a pool
   What have you done? When did you turn so cruel?
   I'm pretty certain that you've broken every rule
   But you never loose a face; you try to play it cool




11. CEMETARY WALTZ

No one of us never told her to fear
To watch her steps when she's running here
There was no word for 'danger' in her world

We bury her down into silkiest earth
Nobody claims that she isn't worth
Singing a song together beside her bed

She's down below us, she's no more around
No one can ever be enjoyed of her sound
It takes only time when the laughter is us around again

Half the people here hardly knew her at all
They followed the voice of the bell, of the call
To join the people in town to see the tears

Life goes on 'till the next time we meet
From the book of life she made use of one sheet
Let's go to bed and fill the empty space of the page she used

Come together, join by the cemetery walls




11. MY FUNERAL

Six feet down, I never close my eyes
I'm not dead - Don't you bury me
Don't see no flowers and I don't hear no music
I don't like my funeral

   I'm not dead but you wish I could be
   When I look up I cannot see anyone
   Miss my girl; I wonder where you've gone
   Call for me - I come to you and I will run from my funeral

I woke up on a very bad day
You said I was dead - what a silly thing to say
I've been burned and I've been bled
You said I was a goner but I haven't gone yet

   I'm not dead but you wish I could be
   When I look up I cannot see anyone
   Miss my girl; I wonder where you've gone
   Call for me - I come to you and I will run from my funeral

lI lay on my straw but I don't hold your hand
You want me to leave, That I can understand
Don't want me around, don't want me in your bed
But why do you treat me like I was dead?

   I'm not dead but you wish I could be
   When I look up I cannot see anyone
   Miss my girl; I wonder where you've gone
   Call for me - I come to you and I will run from my funeral

Catch my hand, I'm running out of time
Pull me up - That would be a sign
I am numb to the pain you'd ever cause
It doesn't make me strong - It kills me!

   I'm not dead but you wish I could be
   When I look up I cannot see anyone
   Miss my girl; I wonder where you've gone
   Call for me - I come to you and
   I'm not dead but you wish I could be
   When I look up I cannot see anyone
   Miss my girl; I wonder where you've gone
   Call for me - I come to you and I will run from my funeral




12. ONE MORE TO GO

You've heard songs of lying, betrayal and dying
Songs from a really miserable guy who knows his crying
Life turns to shit from the moment I'm writing
Every new song leads to another way of dying

Cruelty and torture; Yes, I can boast
I've won all the prices, I've suffered the most
It's cold and it's dark, my future ain't bright
Plenty of snow but I have no flashlight

You've heard songs of aching, I'm feeling so low
But don't turn if off yet, there's one more to go
Give me scissors, give me paper and glue
I make a scrapbook, paint a picture for you

You've heard songs of lying, betrayal and dying
Songs from a really miserable guy who knows his crying
You've heard songs of aching, I'm feeling so low
But don't turn if off yet, there's one more to go...




13. SPOILED BY SUCCESS

Picture this: a beautiful morning
Sun rises but not without warning
Wakes me up with its gentle light
Shines into my eyes but not too bright

I have no headache, I’m feeling alright
Put on my shirt and it’s actually white
The open window gives a perfect breeze
But there’s no flies, and there’s no bees

I read the paper like always on Sundays
Glad too notice: an extra page of funnies
Read the headlines, the news are all good
All together, I am in the mood

No broken hearts, no loose body parts
It’s not a big day – it’s extra large
I had Shakira for breakfast
and I was a Superman

   I don't wanna be somebody else - today
   I don't wanna be somebody else - today
   I don't wanna be somebody else - today
   I don't wanna be somebody else
   I know I'm dreamin, I don't wanna wake up

I check the mirror and like what I see
The guy who stares back; Yes, that's me!
Do I dare to take a walk outside?
It's been so long I may need a guide

There's no fireballs and there's no war
I feel secure so I walk some more
Where ever I look I see a friendly face
Don't remember any better days

I see people and people see me
If I'm awake I won't go to sleep
The sun shines on me, I'd guess
all I need is some kindness

I've got food, some money and cigarettes
I'm not whining, spoiled by success
I've got what I need - no need to be sad
I'd guess my life ain't that bad

   I don't wanna be somebody else - today
   I don't wanna be somebody else - today
   I don't wanna be somebody else - today
   I don't wanna be somebody else
   ...and I'm not dreamin, I don't have to wake up

Latest update: 3 August, 2006


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