lyrics

the adventures
of klaus nomi

well he came from outer space
childhood years in germany
longed to sing an aria
longing for the glory
new york bound he takes the stage
vaudeville style mixed with new wave
avant garde for a modern age
tuxedo style, he’s all the rage

and he came from outer space
big bow tie and a painted face
he came to save the human race
this is how the adventure goes
a different time and a different place
big bow tie and a painted face
robot moves with a touch of grace
the adventures of klaus nomi

with some opera and some pop
looks that make the traffic stop
and some pointy hair on top
falsetto voice electropop
he’s not quite like you or i
a vision in black and white
just before he says goodbye
he drifts back into the night

and he came from outer space
big bow tie and a painted face
he came to save the human race
this is how the adventure goes
a different time and a different place
big bow tie and a painted face
robot moves with a touch of grace
the adventures of klaus nomi

 

a red letter day

Go to work and take your calls
Hang the fruits of your labour on the walls
Such precision and care
What does it matter
if there’s no one here to share
the flowers in the garden
the wine
the Waiting for Godot
and so much modern time?

All I want is what you want
I’m always waiting for a red letter day

The years perfecting a stance
of measured cool fade into insignificance
the moment one starts to understand
what on earth does it profit a man?

All I want is what you want
I’m always waiting for a red letter day
for something special, somehow new
someone saying ‘I love you’
Baby, I’m waiting
for that red letter day

You can sneer or disappear
behind a veneer of self-control
but for all of those
who don’t fit it
who follow their instincts
and are told they sin
this is a prayer for
a different way

All I want is what you want
I’m always waiting for a red letter day
like Christmas morning when you’re a kid
Admit you love me and you always did
Baby, I’m hoping
for that red letter day
today

 

bloom

swirling darkness
gathers around
blackened clouds and
dust falling down

and there’s no day
smokened and gray
a castle stands tall
gloom and despair fall

Chorus :
we all come from ash and to
ash we will return into
rising up into the sky
the birth of a new bloom arise

lightning flashing
thunder clapping
slowly lifting
life arising

angels laughing
clouds are dancing
moon and stars and
planets aligning

chorus : we all come from ash and to
ash we will return into
rising up into the sky
the birth of a new bloom arise

earth giving birth
rhythm of time
symphony plays
all in a rhyme

rays of sunshine
shinning so bright
for one sweet song
ocean so bright

chorus : we all come from ash and to
ash we will return into
rising up into the sky
the birth of a new bloom arise

petals that flare
fragrance in air
sending the world
a blossom’s prayer
carte blanche

you waltz in
about a hundred miles an hour
like a dream
your eyes set to devour

when you smile
the room lights up around you
you’ve got style
and poise
drama queen
the earth revolves around you
with carte blanche
and grace

you welcome one and all
with delight
a masquerade of
truth or dare
and so begins
the grande affair
and you’re dressed to kill
with flare

when you smile
the room lights up around you
you’ve got style
and poise
drama queen
the earth revolves around you
with carte blanche
and grace

and with your carte blanche
you smile
move to the music
alright
oh you look so right
tonight
an academy award performance
in lights
move to the music
alright
move to the music
tonight
move to the music
alright
oh you look so right
tonight
yes no yes no yes no
no no

 

carousel of life

spinning around
i can feel my life coming into view
like a dream
reality is finally coming over you
destiny
you know that you are just the only one for me
and i believe
if you look within yourself you’ll surely see

carousel
we’re riding on a carousel
carousel
hold tightly to the carousel of life
carousel
we’re riding on a carousel
carousel
hold tightly to the carousel of life

life can be
a thing of beauty for the world to see
and of pain
but just remember that we hold the key
life is short
so hold your head up and remove your frown
life is hard
but try to never let it get you down

carousel
we’re riding on a carousel
carousel
hold tightly to the carousel of life
carousel
we’re riding on a carousel
carousel
hold tightly to the carousel of life

 

circus disco

I h we’re looking at the lights
we’re looking at the stars
and though they shine
you’re what’s on my mind
your love for me
is all i see

spinning around
my life is like a fantasy
it’s like the carousel of my life
lights flash around
we’re moving to the energy
stars in the circus disco tonight

you know it’s such a shame
and as the time goes by
when all is said and done
let’s just have some fun
and now the crowd
is dancing ‘round

spinning around
my life is like a fantasy
it’s like the carousel of my life
lights flash around
we’re moving to the energy
stars in the circus disco tonight

and now the party’s done
it’s time to say goodbye
but you’re not alone
gonna take you home
your love for me
is all i see

 

colourful rumor

you’ve got the nerve
you’re such a fool
how can you look me
in the face
cause what you said
came back to me
and i feel so hurt
and betrayed
so here i stand
my conscience clear
and i bet you can’t
say the same
so here i stand

such a colourful rumour
as i look in your eyes
but it’s only a rumour
i see through your disguise

you know and i know
the way that it should go
and although that i know
i feel the pain, but even so
i know that you know
the way that it should go
and although that you know
you’ll never let truth show

your wreckless life
of debauchery
is back to slap you
in the face
when all is said
and all is done
solemnly swear that
it’s the truth
common sense
for what it’s worth
is not so common anymore

such a colourful rumour
as i look in your eyes
but it’s only a rumour
i see through your disguise

you know and i know
the way that it should go
and although that i know
i feel the pain, but even so
i know that you know
the way that it should go
and although that you know
you’ll never let truth show
computadora

el mundo entra en contacto
por mi computadora
cientos de sonidos, hey
cientos de imágines
uniendo a la gente de hoy
uniedo a la gente de ayer
siento los colores que
transmiten más imágenes

computadora, computadora
uniendo a todos en tu red
computadora, computadora
uniendo a todos los que ves
navegando en tu espacio
navegando en tu espacio
voy navegando muy despacio
navegando en tu corazón

escribiendo en el teclado
de mi computadora
un dos tres y te veré
en medio de imagines
de la pantalla del monitor
rojo, azul, verde también
siento los colores que
transmiten más imágenes

computadora, computadora
uniendo a todos en tu red
computadora, computadora
uniendo a todos los que ves
navegando en tu espacio
navegando en tu espacio
voy navegando muy despacio
navegando en tu corazón

internet
email
chat
blog
ftp
myspace
terminal
ping
url
website
binary
cyberspace
gigabyte
http
download
keyboard
dsl
world wide web

 

counterclockwise

tensions are mounting high
and i’m gonna fall
it’s more than i can take
up against the wall
a fading memory
and lost in time
i holding on so tight
with all my might

i run one way
you run the other way

over and over
we fall apart
over and over
back to the start
not counterclockwise
move back to me
make me whole again
my handsome friend

and you’re all i think about
why can’t you see
and that’s why i really need
you here with me
so let’s rewind the time
and start again
won’t you think seriously
and come with me

i run one way
you run the other way

over and over
we fall apart
over and over
back to the start
not counterclockwise
move back to me
make me whole again
my handsome friend

faux pas

I haven’t a clue
What possesses you
To say such things
And insist on lying
But here like before
I’ll walk out the door
Standing firmly on truth
And watch you deny it

They’re looking at you, and they’re looking at me
Wondering which one of us it could be
But judging from the crowd at the cinema
Your lack of smarts caused a social faux pas

It’s such a shame
And I am not to blame
What’s in your head
Or maybe what isn’t
Your educated guess
Is such a sloppy mess
With all due respect
I feel like hiding

They’re looking at you, and they’re looking at me
Wondering which one of us it could be
But judging from the crowd at the cinema
Your lack of smarts caused a social faux pas

And after they’ve finally figured it out
You’ll have a clue what life’s all about
So next time think before you open your mouth
Or you may be solo when you go out

 

future pop

The future is here
The future is now
Music for your eyes
Or your senses anyhow

Bouncing from the satellite
Circuitry over ride
There’s a message from space
From space

Chorus :
It’s a triple threat symphony
New technology
Minds and machines go bop
Universal futurepop

Out among the stardust
Floating through the universe
Like a digital explosion
Drifting in reverse

Through sparkling galaxies
For all to hear
A robot choir sings
In the stratosphere

Chorus :
It’s a triple threat symphony
New technology
Minds and machines go bop
Universal futurepop

 

moonlight over london

Just another lonely night
As I stroll outside
Dreamt I was a movie star
With you by my side
On the screen I have everything
And I feel alive
The moonlight is turning gray
Every time you say

Chorus
As I’m strolling
I’ve got a lot to think about
As I’m strolling
You’re all I ever think about
As I’m strolling
I’ve got a lot to think about
Under the moonlight
Over London

You’re the one that rules my dreams
You turn me on, and spin me round
You’re the one that lifts me up
Without you near, I’m on the ground
As I walk the city streets
You’re the one I think about
As the moonlight shines on me
You’re the one, without a doubt

Chorus
As I’m strolling
I’ve got a lot to think about
As I’m strolling
You’re all I ever think about
As I’m strolling
I’ve got a lot to think about
Under the moonlight
Over London
my happiness

in the darkness
my fears begin to soar
information
is mounting by the hour
feel the pressure
it can be so intense
with permission
and with a simple wish

slowly now
i bow down my head
and rise
up from my knees

here i stand
standing all alone
hiding from the world
fighting for my happiness

here i stand
hands against the wall
fearful of the world
fearful for my happiness

deep within me
my souls filled with desire
breathing softly
to calm a stirring fire
as my world falls
down slowly ’round my feet
still a light shines
forever faithfully
slowly now
i bow down my head
and rise
up from my knees

here i stand
standing all alone
hiding from the world
fighting for my happiness

here i stand
hands against the wall
fearful of the world
fearful for my happiness

 

paris in our hearts

memories of a town
with millions of lights
reliving the time
when i close my eyes
longing for the place
where i felt so alive
longing for the place
where lovers lay

chorus :
we always have paris in our hearts
and our minds
we always have a passion for life
on our side
we always have the colour and light
through the night
we always have the touch of a hand
to understand

drinking our morning coffee
by the riverside
watching the water flow
through this old town
wanting to be there again
with you by my side
wanting to feel like lovers
through the morning sun

chorus :
we always have paris in our hearts
and our minds
we always have a passion for life
on our side
we always have the colour and light
through the night
we always have the touch of a hand
to understand

walking though a busy
main street at night
looking at the art
that gives pleasure to my eyes
needing to be in a town
that never sleeps
needing to wake up with you
so close to heaven

chorus:
we always have paris in our hearts
and our minds
we always have a passion for life
on our side
we always have the colour and light
through the night
we always have the touch of a hand
to understandwe always have paris in our hearts !

rock star

a clap of thunder
as he takes the stage
the beat is pounding
and he’s all the rage
a mighty rock star
of sound and stage
the rhythm grabs you
and throws you in a cage

how long can
this go on
your fate
has arrived
the way that
you move
the charade of
a fallen rock star

his light is dimming
intrest growing thin
the once hot ticket
fading from within
and all his glory
is coming to a close
the final chapter
of the final show

how long can
this go on
your fate
has arrived
the way that
you move
the charade of
a fallen rock star

 

russian waltz

Me idiom pod lunnim svetom
Troja ruka v mojej ruke.
Me bili vmeste etim ktom
Smotri, luna otrazaetsia v reke.
We are walking under the moonlight
Your hand is in my hand.
We were together this summer.
Look, the moon is reflecting in the river.
safe and sound

i miss you so much
i feel it deeply
waiting now
wondering when you’ll come home

a smell, a sound
a memory, it
brings me back to the time
when we first met

i count the minutes
i count the hours
and as we live our lives
the time moves

now you’ve come back to me
hold you in my arms
you can’t believe how much
you moved me to tears
listen to this, my heart
is no longer still
and you’ll come back to me
safe and sound
saviorfaire

(the question)

 

space dancing

as my rocket
blasts to the sky
left and right
the satellites pass me by
on this journey
through outer space
round and round
constellations dance in place

Chorus :
los angeles
new york
over london
and paris and rome
moscow
manila
over london
and paris and rome
tokyo

now, my computer
illuminates a signal
red and yellow
the buttons instrumental
as i slow
the motion of the spin
time after time
traveling over once again

Chorus :
los angeles
new york
over london
and paris and rome
moscow
manila
over London
and paris and rome
tokyo

los angeles
new york
over london
and paris and rome
moscow
manila
over london
and paris and rome
tokyo

space dancing
tokyo
space dancing
tokyo
space dancing
over london
and paris and rome
space dancing

 

tokyo tower

Watashi wa Tokyo Tower
no ue ni iru

Hoshi wa totemo
utsukushu

Watashi wa shitagate
ten ni chikaku kanjiru

Watashi wa hikari
ni tsutsu mareru
I am at the top of Tokyo Tower
The Stars are very beautiful
I feel near to heaven
I’m surrounded by lights

you are a part of me

where ever you may go
i’m always with you
ever near or far away
i’m right beside you
loving you is easy
you are always so kind
the times we are together
you drive me out of my mind

staring over across at you
as we sit at our table for two
looking at the stars above
everything reminds me of you
i take your hand so gently
i whisper to you so softly
you make my life complete
you are a part of me

when ever you’re away
we seem a world apart
i just close my eyes and then
you are in my heart
this is almost like a dream
i hold you close tonight
i am such a lucky man
under the moonlight

staring over across at you
as we sit at our table for two
looking at the stars above
everything reminds me of you
i take your hand so gently
i whisper to you so softly
you make my life complete
you are a part of me

you are a part of me