CLEAR (2004)

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TRACK LISTING
01. Who's Sorry Now
02. Who's Foolin' Who
03. Too Much Time On My Hands
04. I'm Not The Enemy
05. Can't Let Go
06. Lonely
07. One Minute
08. In The Name of Love
09. Why We Lie
10. One Heart
11. Surrender Your Heart
12. Clear
NOTES:

All songs written by Michael Sadler
Except for: In The Name of Love written by T. Schmitt-Zijnen and M. Sadler

Drums: Chris Frazier
Guitars: LINO, Marcus Deml
Keyboards: Thomas Schmitt-Zijnen, Michael Sadler
Bass: Tim Emmons
Choir: Fred White, Will Wheaton, Valerie Pinkston, Lynn Fiddmont

Produced, engineered and mixed by:
Thomas Schmitt-Zijnen

Additional engineering by:
Thomas Korge, Matt Lavella & Jim Crichton



( Released in 2004)

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Who’s Sorry Now ( 4:46 )

Danny left to buy a little piece of heaven
Sally stayed home, did what she was paid to do
When Danny came home & Sally fell down,
The bells started ringin’ all over town
We all fall down again

Danny saw his face in the morning paper
Sally saw her face on the bedroom wall
When Sally has a thought and Danny has a brew,
There’s only one thing left to do
We all fall down again, just like we used to

Who’s sorry now?
There’s no rhyme, there’s no reason
for the sorrow
Who’s sorry now?
Where’s your heart when you need one?

Billy had a thing about lace & leather
Suzy had a thing about watchin’
someone else go down
They wanted to forgive, but always forgot
They should have thought about it
when they tied the knot
We all fall down again, just like we used to

Repeat chorus

Who’s sorry now?
There’s no rhyme, there’s no reason
for the sorrow
Who’s sorry now?
Where’s your heart when you
Who’s sorry now?
fall apart?
Who’s sorry now?
Where’s your heart when you need one?

I think it’s true that God’s got a
sense of humour
But I don’t hear anybody laughing now
Was just a matter of time ‘till
the truth replaced the rumour
But the question still remains…

Who’s sorry now?

Repeat chorus

drums: chris frazier
rhythm & melody guitars: lino
choirs: l.a. choir, ina morgan, m. sadler
keyboards: th. schmitt-zijnen, m. sadler
programming: th. schmitt-zijnen
add. programming: martin stehl


Who’s Foolin’ Who ( 4:58 )

He couldn’t start the day without a reason to get up
No reason found a little something extra in his cup
But one day that little something extra…
wasn’t really something extra anymore
She always said no-one gets hurt if no one knows
Nobody was the wiser ‘till they saw that summer snow
Now the spark is gone, the fire is out, the lights are on,
but she’s not home much anymore
But, oh… when it comes to feeling sorry for yourself,
they did it better than most everyone else

We scream in silence… why do we scream in silence?
We pray for rain… why do we pray for rain?
We run for cover… why do we run for cover?
When we feel the pain… why do we feel the pain?
Why don’t we stop pretending… why don’t we stop pretending?
We’re all the same… we are all the same

If we keep on sayin’ “what else can we do?”,
Then the question of the weak is…
Who’s foolin’ who?

He couldn’t stop the rain that fell each night
from blood-shot eyes
She couldn’t stand the thought of being
smothered by her lies
So, Monday came and Monday went,
they finally said good-bye
They’re not here anymore
Somebody else is minding the store

Oh… when it comes to feeling sorry for yourself,
they did it better than most everybody else
Now the darkness turns to light,
Now the rain is gone

Repeat chorus

Why do I scream in silence?
Why do I pray for rain?
Why do I run for cover?
How can I stop this pain?

Repeat chorus

drums: chris frazier
bass: tim emmons
rhythm guitars: lino
rhythm & solo guitas: marcus deml
choirs: l.a. choir, ina morgan, m. sadler
scream: ronny
keyboards: th. schmitt-zijnen, m. sadler
programming: th. schmitt-zijnen


T
oo Much Time On My Hands ( 4:46 )

Since you walked out the door,
left my heart on the floor,
I’ve got far too much time on my hands

The more I saw the more I wish that I’d been blind
The more I think I think I’m sure
you must have lost your mind
The more I heard the more I wish that I’d been deaf
‘Cos lately I’ve been having
conversations with myself
The real trouble starts
When I can’t decide whose side I should be on

All that I do… All that I do
All that I see… All that I see
All that I touch… All that I touch
Touches me… Is all that touches me
and all that I have… Oh…and all that I have is
all that you’ve given to me

Since you walked out the door,
left my heard on the floor,
I’ve got far too much time on my hands

The more I’ve learned the less I want to know the truth
I find it hard to understand the pleasure of abuse
The more I’m shown the less I want to be revealed
I’d rather keep it secret
than to show the scars have healed
I’d rather just pretend you don’t exist,
convince myself that life goes on

Repeat bridge
Repeat chorus

Since you kissed me good bye,
Left me empty inside,
I’ve got far too much time on my hands

drums: chris frazier
rhythm guitars: lino, marcus deml
acoustic guitar: tom seeberg
adult choirs: l.a. choir, ina morgan
young choirs: jessica luckey, gwen sadler, faye & nicole zijnen, ashley higgins, jana & hana howden
keyboards: th. schmitt-zijnen, m. sadler
programming: th. schmitt-zijnen



I’m Not The Enemy ( 5:21 )

 
Let’s talk about how you spent your childhood
Let’s not and say we did
Let’s pretend for a minute that I’m just a little kid
Oh yeah !
Sit back relax tell me all your secrets
I’ll tell you mine if you tell me yours
I bet you never had a day like this before
Oh yeah !
Let’s talk about why you draw these pictures
Let’s talk about what you did last night,
she looked awfully young to be your wife
Oh yeah !
I don’t think that you understand the problem
I don’t think that you understand
I’m not the one sittin’ here with
far too much time on my hands

But sometimes I say what I think so you’ll know
just where I stand

I might look like a threat to you,
but if the truth be known, there’s nothing
I can do
I’m not, no I’m not the enemy
I might look like a threat to you,
but if the truth be known, I’m harmless,
not like you
I’m not, no I’m not the enemy

Let’s talk about how you spent your weekend
Let’s talk about how you spend your time
with the boys at the club in the backroom tradin’ lies
Oh yeah !
Let’s not discuss money or religion
Let’s talk about how you sleep at night
and the fact that you think that you’ve got
the gift of second sight

Repeat bridge
Repeat chorus

Inmycaronthephonewhereverigoi’mnotalone
they’vegotsixyou’vegotninedon’tcometooclose
what’smineisminelistentothedoctoront.v.iwonder whatthe’dthinkofmedankeshonaberichmussgehen
idon’tknowwhati’msayin’

I don’t enjoy watching you waste your time,
trying to get blood from a stone
I’m already having the time of my life
Why don’t you leave me,
why can’t you leave me alone

Repeat chorus

drums: chris frazier
bass: tim emmons
rhythm guitars: lino
rhyrhm & solo guitars: marcus deml
choirs: ina morgan, m. sadler
keyboards: th. schmitt-zijnen, m. sadler
programming: th. schmitt-zijnen
add. lead vocals: gwen sadler


Can’t Let Go ( 3:56 )

In a world where being sensible
means holding back,
how am I suppose to
say what’s on my mind?
In a world that taught me
how to say what’s in my heart,
why am I suppose to
keep it to myself?
In a world where being honest
always has it’s price
how much do I pay,
and where do I sign?

And when the curtain falls too soon,
alone inside an empty room,
I’ll still be waiting there
for you…

The longer that it takes to say good-bye,
The stronger the fire will burn inside
But I,… I can’t let go

In a world where getting hurt
is just another fact of life,
where am I suppose to go
to dry my tears?
In a world where common sense tells me
to turn the page,
why do I find it so hard
to walk away?

Repeat 1st bridge

And when the camera fades to gray,
and you’ve said all you’ve had to say,
there’s still the memory of your face

Repeat chorus

drums: chris frazier
acoustic bass: tim emmons
acoustic guitars: lino
keyboards: th. schmitt-zijnen, m. sadler
programming: th. schmitt-zijnen



Lonely ( 4:03 )

I can see by the look in your eyes
that you’re lonely
And I can hear it in the way that you sigh
Also lonely
You say you find it hard to compromise
Maybe that’s why you never learned how to cry
Something tells me that you’ve learned to despise
being lonely

Open up and let me in
Ooh…let me in
Let your bleeding heart begin
Let your bleeding heart begin to beat again

You’re happy now because you’re on your own,
but you’re lonely
You finally found a place that you call home
Also lonely
Get ready for a dull surprise
You’re not the only one who’s ever been lied to
You tell yourself that you’d be better off dead
never lonely

Open up and let me in
Ooh…let me in

Let your bleeding heart begin
Let your bleeding heart begin to beat again
Open up and let me in
Let me help you start again
Let your bleeding heart begin
Let your bleeding heart begin to beat again

I’m not so sure that there’s a cure
For what you suffer from now on I
Think that you should think about
The future that you have planned

You change your colours to suit your needs
You break your promises while on your knees
Pain is something that you’ve come to expect
Don’t try & tell me that you feel no regret
& each time that you learn how to please

No more lonely…Lonely

Repeat chorus

drums: chris frazier
bass: tim emmons
rhythm & solo guitars: lino
choirs: l.a. choir, ina morgan, m. sadler
keyboards: th. schmitt-zijnen, m. sadler
programming: th. schmitt-zijnen


One Minute ( 4:33 )

You’ve got the style
and you’ve got the grace
You’ve got the world in the palm of your hands
Ooh…what a waste
I’ve got nothing
but this smile on my face
& I get excited by the things I’ve got planned
Ooh…I can’t wait

Watching and waiting
I’ve got a feeling that just won’t let go
Somebody save me
Feel like I’m all dressed up and nowhere to go…
All dressed up & nowhere to go

I’ll make you mine before I’m through
‘Cos all I really need is one minute with you

You’ve got the style
that brings a man to his knees
You’ve got something that money can’t buy
Ooh…What a tease
I’ll take a chance
If you’ll take the time
I’ve got nothing but the radio on
Ooh…Read my mind

Repeat bridge

I’ll make you mind before I’m through
‘Cos all I really need is one minute with you
I’ll hold my breath ‘till I turn blue
Unless you let me spend one minute with you

All I have are memories
All I have are broken dreams
All I need is one more chance to show you,
show you how I feel

Repeat chorus

drums: chris frazier
bass: tim emmons
rhythm guitars: lino
choirs: l.a. choir, m. sadler
keyboards: th. schmitt-zijnen, m. sadler
programming: th. schmitt-zijnen


In The Name of Love ( 4:02 )

A one way street, a rainy night, two broken hearts
So much to say, but we don’t know just where to start
There is no reason why we have to be alone
No, nothing’s set in stone
A sleepless night, no end in sight, dinner for one
It’s all the same, we feel the pain when they are gone
Now you’ve tried everything, but you’re never satisfied
Forgiveness cuts you down to size

In the name of love I swear,
just three words and I’ll be there
All these feelings we still share
Don’t look back, take my hand, in the name of love

Two hearts too stubborn to admit that they were wrong
One life together but afraid to get along
I can’t believe we let it slip right through our hands
Don’t think I’ll ever understand

Repeat chorus

drums: chris frazier
acoustic bass: tim emmons
acoustic guitars: lino
choirs: l.a. choir, m. sadler
keyboards & programming: th. schmitt-zijnen, m. sadler


Why We Lie ( 4:47 )

Sometimes…Sometimes the truth is more than we’re after
Sometimes…Sometimes our words can only bring pain

Words said in haste are full of emotion
Think of the waste
We’re hurting each other

So that’s why we lie
& try not to show our true colours
It’s better to hide than to rage in silence
So that’s why we lie,
then no-one will ever discover
the secrets deep down inside & why we lie

Sometimes…Sometimes the truth is too much to handle
Sometimes…Think of the damage done, when tears fall in vain

Nothing remains
The party’s over
& who takes the blame
It’s starting all over… again

Repeat chorus

drums: chris frazier
bass: tim emmons
rhythm & melody guitars: lino
choirs: m. sadler
keyboards: th. schmitt-zijnen, m. sadler
programming: th. schmitt-zijnen


One Heart ( 4:10 )

Every day you’ve got nothing to say,
while you suffer in silence
Every move that you make is the same
Someone’s watching you
Every time that you smile you feel safe,
while you hide your emotions
Every day while you play the same game
someone is waiting for some kind of sign

One heart is broken
I know you’ve got something on your mind
with one word unspoken
If you’ve got something to say, just say it
But one lie forgiven
Don’t be consumed by your foolish pride
is one life worth living
If you’ve got something to say, just say it

Close your eyes make a wish go away
You know she won’t wait forever
While you’re searching for something to say,
tell her what she wants to hear
Every time that you smile you feel safe
If you don’t want to lose her,
Every day while you play the same game
don’t wait ‘till it’s too late, just say the word

Repeat chorus

drums: chris frazier
bass: tom seeberg
acoustic guitars: lino
solo guitars: marcus deml
choirs: m. sadler
keyboards: th. schmitt-zijnen, m. sadler
programming: th. schmitt-zijnen


Surrender Your Heart ( 6:19 )

You can’t eat & you can’t sleep
Try to lift your head and find that you’re too weak
You watch static on t.v.
& when you look in the mirror
you don’t like what you see
or the man that you’ve become
So now you know just how it feels
when you love someone
You find excuses so that you can make the call
Start to sweat when there’s nobody home
Hate yourself for the fact that
you hate to be alone
Now you finally understand
Now you know just how it feels
when you love someone
when you really love someone

You’re the one who always said that
true romance is only in your head
Now you know just how it feels to
wake up in a field of dreams instead

Surrender your heart
when you know somebody loves you
Surrender your heart
when you know somebody cares

You used to be so logical
Everything according to it’s plan
Then you looked into her eyes
& felt all the feelings
you felt when you were a child,
open heart & open mind
Now you know just how it feels
when you love someone

Repeat bridge

Surrender your heart
When you know somebody loves you
Surrender your heart
When you know somebody cares
Surrender your heart
When you believe she really loves you
Surrender your heart
When you believe she really cares

Repeat bridge
Repeat chorus

drums: chris frazier
bass: tim emmons
rhythm guitars: lino
rhythm & solo guitars: marcus deml
choirs: m. sadler
keyboards: th. schmitt-zijnen, m. sadler
programming: th. schmitt-zijnen


Clear ( 4:57 )

I spent each day and night in silent conversation
Played by rules that I was never taught
So, each game I’d play, I’d win
So thick was my skin
Acquired a talent for the art of misdirection
Had everybody fooled, or so I thought
‘Till plagued by the weight of my sins
I finally caved in
and let the healing begin

Through eyes open wide,
I look back in awe
True lies can’t disguise I’m

Human after all
Now that I’m free and I’m clear,
all the walls have fallen

When I look back now it’s a wonder I’m still standing,
considering the damage that I’ve done
But these days I can’t help but grin,
I finally gave in
So let the healing begin

Through eyes open wide,
I look back in awe
True lies can’t disguise I’m

Human after all
Now that I’m free and I’m clear,
all the walls have fallen
I finally found a way to face my fears
Oh, I’m finally clear
All the walls have fallen

Repeat bridge
Repeat chorus

Now that I’m finally clear,
I finally found a way to face my fears
Yes I’m finally clear

drums: chris frazier
bass: tim emmons
rhythm guitars: lino
choirs: m. sadler
keyboards: th. schmitt-zijnen, m. sadler
programming: th. schmitt-zijnen

 
 
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