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Control

Why is it so important to me to keep control of it all
I guess it’s life that makes you hard about things great or small
Sometimes wish myself back to the old innocent me
but things don’t always get the way you want it to be

Why do I need to know all I’m doing, why won’t I let go?
Must I be wary, when meeting new people? Yes, I think so
I’ve learned to be real cautious, and be prudent when I could
’cause I’ve been hurt too many times by men, who were no good

I won’t be hurt again you know, I’d rather stay at home
I’ll be safe even though I’ll be alone
If I let go just one more time, it’ll surely hurt my soul
and it’s fragile, so I will stay in control

Careful when you smile at someone, guarded when you look and how
Don’t let them get too close to you, keep your eyes down and leave with a bow
It may be a lonely life, but safer just the same
I’ve just resolved it’s right for me to stay out of the game

I won’t be hurt again you know ……

06.01.2000

In Love In Vain

In love in vain
In love in vain
In love in vain

After he threw me out he asked me
if I would think it’s fair
Since he paid rent, and food and heating
If I could pay my share

When I moved in, I was still working
But I got laid off fast
We agreed I should fix the house since
it weren’t done in the past

I never got paid for all my troubles
I never got nothing for my sweat or pain
You always seemed to trade off my emotions
You made me feel in love in vain
In love in vain
In love in vain
In love in vain

When you were down, I made you happy
No matter what it took
When you were ill, I made you better
I was your gourmet cook

I never got paid for all my troubles
I never got nothing for my sweat or pain
You always seemed to trade off my emotions
You made me feel in love in vain
In love in vain
In love in vain
In love in vain
Vers: /D/Bm/A/A/ Chorus: /G<>/D/G<>/D/
/D/Bm/A/A/ /G<>/Bm/A/A/
/A7/A7/D/Bm/ Mellemspil: /Bm/F#m/Bm/F#m/
/Em7/Gm/A/A/ /Em7/F#m/A/A/

It Was DOA

I dreamt my songs were in a competition like the Olympics

I had to perform them alone on the spot, and the judges were the Eurytmics

Annie told me she liked my voice, and Daved said he enjoyed my songs

but I looked all wrong and I didn’t dance, so sorry, please move along

That dream was DOA

And I don’t care, what you say

It’s sabotage, it’s unfair play

I’ll never get, what I want this way

I’ve never been good at playing house, so I went out and hired a maid
I thought she’d be glad to get a job, and earning a decent pay
She just had to keep my house, and serve me all my meals
But I soon found out, that we had a totally inadequate deal

That dream was DOA …..

I always wanted to be a woman, that men just couldn’t resist
I would only pick the brightest and most handsome men to kiss
I could treat them really bad, but they would still leach on to me
But in reality, I can’t get no man, that I wish to see

That dream is DOA …..

Paint Your Black Roofs White

I’ve learned to save on electricity
’cause it’s a lot cheaper for me
And it also meens a lot less CO2
A win/win situation for you too

Paint your black roofs white
Send the rays back to the universe
Do what you know is right
Stop it, before it gets worse

We could do much more with the sun
to produce enought for everyone
With wind and with waves, and geothermal heat
It would make our world smell so sweet

Paint your black roofs white
Send the rays back to the universe
Do what you know is right
Stop it, before it gets worse

A sharing of knowledge, free for all
Sustainable growth, and emissions fall
Sorting and recycling our monumental waste
That would be living after my own taste

Paint your black roofs white
Send the rays back to the universe
Do what you know is right
Stop it, before it gets worse

Watch Out Boy

You started when you were in school
with lots of pranks and playing the fool
You got involved with older guys
who taught you about cheats and lies

Your pranks and mischief got to wild
and school suspended you a while
But you just kept on the same track
and soon school did’nt want you back

Watch out boy
You’ll manage to destroy
all the trust we have in you,
and any expectations too,
that you will ever change

People ’round you tried their best
to find new schools where you could rest
But you got angry and kept running away
and didn’t come back for several days

Watch out boy …..

Nobody knew where you went
but you came back more bent
Soon police came around a lot
You ended in jail with the door shut

Watch out boy …..

Watch out boy …..

18/02/01
Musik: Birgit Poulsen og Torben Christensen
Tekst: Birgit Poulsen

Winter Blues

Intro: /G/D/G/
G D G
I’m feeling real tired of snow
Em A D
It just keeps on falling in rows
C D G
It’s already March and spring should be here
Em A D
It’s been really long since all roads were clear
C D7 G
I’ve shovelled enough sidewalks to know

C D C G
I keep telling myself, that thaw will come
Em A D
Then sleet drops down from a dark grey sky
C D G
I want to kiss winter goodbye
C D7 G
Yes, I want to kiss winter goodbye

Seems winter just don’t wanna go
The temperature keeps beeing low
I’m longing for flowers and leaves on the trees
The chirping of birds and the humming of bees
I’m waiting for all things to grow

I keep telling myself, that thaw will come
Then sleet drops down from a dark grey sky
I want to kiss winter goodbye
Yes, I want to kiss winter goodbye

I know that I’m hoping for spring
In my life I want the same thing
A whole new beginning is what I need
Defrosting og softening, nursing my seed
and opening my beak to sing

I keep telling myself, that thaw will come
Then sleet drops down from a dark grey sky
I want to kiss winter goodbye
Yes, I want to kiss winter goodbye