How I want to keep it

by Claudia Heidegger

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released June 4, 2012

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Claudia Heidegger: vocals, guitar, violin, glockenspiel
Matt Bruce: bass
Harpal Mudhar: drums, percussion
Recording - Michael Page [thecombinationof]

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Austrian modern medieval folk artist Claudia Heidegger is telling stories in a 'Kingdom Far Far Away'. Tales about life, love, fears and hopes, and about the struggle of finding yourself in a world both terrifyingly beautiful and beautifully terrifying. "Trinity" an album project based on the concepts of religion, church and spirituality is due for release in 2015. ... more

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Track Name: Where's your love, my love?
Once I was a painter, I could paint your pain away, but there’s a price to pay…
once I was your pain, I could have kissed your scars away, but there’s a price to pay…
once I was a poet who would walk the street along as long as someone cared
once I was a poem and I tried to change the world until I grew too scared

Where’s your love, my love? – I promise I will stay
Where’s your love, my love? – so you can fly away
left you on the rain, I could have watched you fly away, but that’s no price to pay
left you in the rain, that’s your price to pay

Once I was a song, I could have spread the word that love is not the one to blame
once I thought the fear to disappear within a tear would always stay the same
once I was a preacher who won’t listen to herself, to what her heart would say
once I was a prayer no one prayed, they were too scared that I could fade away

Where’s your love, my love? ...

Once I was a song and there was no one I belonged to, life was just a game…
Love won’t last for long, I might be lost, I might be strong, might be the one to blame…
Track Name: Stuck
I’m stuck with a scent that I don’t even remember
how I wanted to keep it
how I wanted to keep it
I’d like to think it was nice and warm and real
how I wanted to feel it
how I wanted to feel it
how I wanted to feel what I didn’t feel

Stranger, be prepared
this time we won’t go unheard
we don’t own what we once shared
but know, that your life is yours to keep

I’m stuck in a dream that I don’t dare dreaming
how I wanted to see it
how I wanted to see it
I lie to myself so it won’t come true
how I wanted to be it
how I wanted to be it
how I wanted to be what I’ve never been

Stranger, be prepared
this time we won’t go unheard
we don’t own what we once shared
but know, that your life is yours to keep

I’m stuck in a life that scares me to death
it keep s me alive, it’s taking my breath
I’m scared of my life and I’m scared of death
please keep me alive, please don’t take my breath
I’m stuck… I’m stuck… I’m stuck….
Stuck in a life that scares me to death…
how I want to keep it!…
Track Name: Something Missing
When you gave me your word I didn’t listen
when you gave me your soul I didn’t care
when you gave me your heart I thought something was missing
something that never was there

When you wrote me a song I thought it was kind of cute
when you stole me a rose you made me smile
it went on for a while and we started kissing
but maybe I just wasn’t there

When you promised me love I didn’t listen
when you promised to stay I didn’t care
when we danced in the snow I knew something was missing
something that never was there

When I wrote you a song I didn’t mean what I said
whenI saw your rose it made me sad
it went on for a while, we started kissing
and someone said we were a pair

I don’t mean to be cruel when I don’t listen
I don’t think you’re a fool because you care
I can’t tell you why, but something was missing…

Maybe life just isn’t fair?…
Track Name: Kingdom Far Far Away
Somewhere on the road I lost my life
though I didn’t mean to give it up
it was getting dark when I sold your lies
but I kept your song in my frame of mind

Somewhere in the night you lost my love
though I didn’t mean to let it go
it was getting late when we drowned inside
but you kept your word, left my soul behind

Now I’m trying to find my way in a kingdom far far away
don’t ask me if I wanna stay in a kingdom far far away
for my home is not a castle and this castle is no home
we all drink, we’re getting married and seek shelter from the storm.

Somewhere in the snow I found my fears
though I didn’t mean to let them show
it was getting cold, I was cold inside
couldn’t keep me safe from this state of mind

Now I’m trying...

Somewhere in the pain I kept my faith
though I didn’t try to hold it up
but I’m feeling strong, mad and unrefined
as I try to find any peace of mind
Track Name: You're not gonna sleep tonight
Lose your mind and close the door
close your eyes and count to three
count to three, don’t wait for more
you’re not gonna sleep tonight

Step inside and let’s be friends
hold on tight and dig too deep
the sky’s the limit – I’m feeling cheap
you’re not gonna sleep tonight

I don’t mind that I don’t want to touch you
when you close the door and turn out the light
I close my eyes, I count to three

Feel my heart beat before you leave
my house, my soul, my body
it’s cold outside, I sold my pride
you’re not gonna sleep tonight…