Anneke Van Giersbergen And Agua De Annique

Pure Air tracks

Lyrics

1. THE BLOWERS DAUGHTER

And so it is
Just like you said it would be
Life goes easy on me
Most of the time

And so it is
The shorter story
No love, no glory
No hero in her sky

Can't take my eyes off of you (x5)
Can't take my eyes...

And so it is
Just like you said it should be
We'll both forget the breeze
Most of the time

And so it is
The colder water
The Blower's daughter
The pupil in denial

Can't take my eyes off of you (x5)
Can't take my eyes...

Did I say that I love you
Did I say that I want to
Leave it all behind

I can't take my mind off of you (x5)
I can't take my mind...




2. THE BEAUTIFUL ONE

Beautiful One
Your hair shines in the sun
I wish I'd never left

The wind intwines our hair
Our words get swept through the air
I wish I never left

Your face shines in my eyes
Our last look before our goodbye
I wish I never left

Beautiful One
You shine like the sun
I wish I never left
Before I have said
You are the one
You are the one

Your sun will come and go
But its beauty will keep its glow
I wish your rays would shine over me
Keep filling me with your beauty
I wish I never left
I wish I never left

Beautiful One
You shine like the sun
I wish I never left
Before I have said
You are the one
You are the one




3. WILD FLOWERS

Like wild flowers
Left alone
By the side of the road
Imperfect on the edge

Like wild flowers
Left alone
By the side of the road
Imperfect on the edge

They stand in the wind and the rain
Not a fear left in the world
They've learned that this life
Is unpredictable

Like wild flowers
Left alone
By the side of the road
Imperfect on the edge

Like wild flowers
Left alone
By the side of the road
Imperfect on the edge

Far away
Where the moon falls into the sea

Like wild flowers
Left alone
By the side of the road
Imperfect on the edge

Without knowing anything for certain
This may be the last day
So everything has more meaning
And so much more color this way

Far away
Where the moon falls into the sea

Like wild flowers
Left alone
By the side of the road
Imperfect on the edge

Like wild flowers
Left alone
By the side of the road
Imperfect on the edge




4. DAY AFTER YESTERDAY

Today is the day after yesterday
And yesterday didn't go so well
My love came down and assured me:
Sit down I have something to tell

When I met you my eyes hurt
That is how beautiful you are

I don't suppose I could feel this way
If I still have you by my side
By my side

I did not anticipate your candor
Even though I didn't know you too well

You see one door close another door open
But these doors lead me straight to hell

When I met you my eyes hurt
That is how beautiful you are

I don't suppose I could feel this way
If I still have you by my side
By my side

If I just broken all
I gave it all
That is how tired
I don't suppose I could feel all this way




5. COME WANDER WITH ME

He said
Come wander with me, Love
Come wander with me
Away from this sad world
Come wander with me

He came from the sunset
He came from the sea
He came from my sorrow
And can love only me

Oh where is the wanderer
Who wandered this way
He's passed on his wandering
And will never go away

He sang of a sweet love
Of dreams that would be
But I was sworn to another
And could never be free




6. VALLEY OF THE QUEENS

My journey's over
I'm standing on the edge
And close my eyes
To this world of lies

My will is broken
It's the end of all my dreams
My soul yearns
For the Valley of the Queens

My rose has withered
It will never bloom again
The soil is dry
Time has come to die

My faith has left me
They have stolen all my dreams
Oh lay me down
In the Valley of the Queens

My search has ended
My name is carved in stone
On the temple wall
Beyond Osiris hall

No holy sunrays
Will light my tomb of dreams
I won't return
From the Valley of the Queens




7. TO CATCH A THIEF

The road to Hell is paved with gold
From where I stand it's clear
The story of my life unfolds
And all I haven't left is here

My mask concealed no treachery
Your heart was on your sleep
I removed your veil of innocence
With no intention to deceive

Our trust was built on promises
And all that I held dear
You are the one who stole my heart
When it was yours for free

And then your life was torn apart
And it was plain to see
How far I've fallen cutting deep
Beyond belief
And now I give it all
To catch a thief...

Your character was plain to see
I stumbled and I fell
Your silver words spelled tragedy
Although you seemed to wish me well

And what I gave so easily
Someday you will repay
You are the one who stole my heart
When it was yours for free

And then your life was torn apart
And it was plain to see
How far I've fallen cutting deep
Beyond belief
And now I give it all

You took away my will to live
I took all that you had to give
Now I have nothing
I have nothing to lose
But the pain and misery of losing you
And I really cannot see me pulling through

My story ends but here I see
Your debt is overdue
I need no mercy,take my life
'Cause now my heart belongs
To you...

We can rebuild our lives again
And our reward is here
You are the one who holds my heart
I gave it willingly
You turned my whole life inside out
And now it's plain to see
I had to fall in love so deep
Beyond belief
And yes,I have it all...
You are the one who holds my heart
I gave it willingly
You turned my whole life inside out
And now it's plain to see
I had to fall in love so deep
Beyond belief
And yes,I have it all...
To catch a thief...




8. IRONIC (ALANIS MORRISETTE COVER)

An old man turned 98
Won the lottery and died the next day
It's a black fly in your shardening (?)
It's a death row pardon two minutes too late

And isn't it ironic?
Don't you think?

It's like rain on your wedding day
It's a free ride when you've already paid
It's a good advice that you just didn't take
And who would've thought
It figures

Mr. Play-It-Safe was afraid to fly
He packed his suitcase and kissed his kids goodbye
He waited his whole damn life to take that flight
And as the plane crashed down, he thought:
"Well isn't this nice?"

And isn't it ironic?
Don't you think?

It's like rain on your wedding day
It's a free ride when you've already paid
It's a good advice that you just didn't take
And who would've thought
It figures

Life has a funny way
Of sneaking up on you when you think
Everything's okay and everything's going right

And life has a funny way
Of helping you out when you think
Everything's gone wrong and everything blows up in your face

It's a traffic jam when you're already late
A no smoking sign on your cigarette break
It's like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife
It's like meeting the man of my dreams
And then...meeting his beautiful wife

And isn't it ironic?
Don't you think?
A little too ironic
Ooh yeah, I really do think

It's like rain on your wedding day
It's a free ride when you've already paid
It's a good advice that you just didn't take
And who would've thought
It figures

Life has a funny way
Of sneaking up on you
And life has a funny, funny way
Of helping you out
Helping you out




9. WHAT’S THE REASON

Hiding from the blue in your eyes
I never told you that I don't need a reason to be
In love with the smile on your face
Guess I just want you around
To get my feet on the ground

And I say
Why can't you tell me
What is the reason
Tell me what is on your mind
I try
Not to be uptight
But I need to know now
Tell me what is on your mind

Is it something we've got to know
Or should we do it over again
Do you need some more time to
Learn how to love and in time
If only you gave me a sign
Then I know I'd be fine

And I say
Why can't you tell me
What is the reason
Tell me what is on your mind
I try
Not to be uptight
But I need to know now
Tell me what is on your mind

Don't be afraid
It's never too late
I can't bear to see you hesitate
It's a matter of time before you'll be mine
But until that day I won't cross the line

Then life will be so much better
For you and me
Just let us be

And I say
Why can't you tell me
What is the reason
Tell me what is on your mind
I try
Not to be uptight
But I need to know now
Tell me what is on your mind




10. YALIN

My friend, she's gone away
And left us here to stay
And I understand
I do

You write and think of her
About whatever may occur
We ask the clouds in the sky
We do

When you were here you didn't feed us
When you passed by it hit us
You are the one who knew
The only hidden truth

We write and think of her
About whatever may occur
We ask the clouds in the sky
We do

When you were here you didn't feed us
When you passed by it hit us
You are the one who knew
The only hidden truth

Thirty-four and I am hardly beginning to understand
What this is all about
Do you think you will be able to forgive me?
Do you?




11. SOMEWHERE

Lost in the darkness
Hoping for a sign
Steady, solid silence (?)
Can't you hear my screams?
Never stop hoping
Need to know where you are
'Cause one thing's for sure
You're always in my heart...

I'll find you somewhere
I'll keep on trying
Until my dying day
I just need to know
Whatever has happened
The truth will free my soul

Lost in the darkness
Trying to find your way home
I want to embrace you
And never let you go
Almost so pure in Heaven (?)
So no one can hurt your soul
Living in agony
'Cause I just do not know
Where you are...

I'll find you somewhere
I'll keep on trying
Until my dying day
I just need to know
Whatever has happened
The truth will free my soul

Wherever you are I won't stop searching
Whatever it takes me to know

I'll find you somewhere
I'll keep on trying
Until my dying day
I just need to know
Whatever has happened
The truth will free my soul




12. WITNESSES

No change no pleasure no jokes no sex
No choice no morals no ethics no depth
No colour no fight no freedom no life
Profound creation, temptation is swept

I hear knocking on my door

I wonder how it's possible
That I just sit here in my room
Watching some TV
Thinking of nothing and nothing
And I don't know how
Does anybody have the nerve
To come to my door
And sell the world of God

I wonder what's the remedy
And I can move on with my life
Before you people are through
With the extinction of the universe

You save the world from me
I wonder who will be left over...




13. THE POWER OF LOVE

Dreams are like angels
They keep bad at bay

Love is the light
Scaring darkness away

I'm so in love with you
Purge the soul
Make love your goal

The power of love
A force from above
Cleaning my soul
Flame on burn desire
Love with tongues of fire
Purge the soul
Make love your goal

I'll protect you from the Hooded Claw
Keep the vampires from your door
When the chips are down I'll be around
With my undying, death-defying love for you

Envy will hurt itself
Let yourself be beautiful
Sparkling like flowers and pearls and pretty girls
Love is like an energy
Rushing inside of me

This time we go sublime
Lovers entwine divine
Love is danger, love is pleasure
Love is pure the only treasure

I'm so in love with you, purge the soul
Make love your goal