I Give Myself Away (Lyrics)

Lyrics: William McDowell
Vocals: Luke Spiller

”A worship song written by William McDowell.”

I give myself away
I give myself away to you, completely
I give myself away, I give myself away
It’s true, believe me

Here I am, here I stand
All my life is in your hands
And I’m longing to see what my life was meant to be
I give myself away, away
I give myself away to you, completely

My life is not my own; to you I belong
I give myself, I give myself to you
My old life is gone, to you I belong
I give myself, I give myself, it’s true

I give myself away
I give myself away to you, completely
I give myself away, away
I give myself away
It’s true, believe me

Here I am, here I stand
All my life is in your hands
And I’m longing to see
How my life is meant to be

My life is not my own, to you I belong
I give myself, I give myself to you
My old life is gone, to you I belong
I give myself, I give myself to you

I give myself away!

[guitar solo]

Here I am, here I stand
All my life is in your hands
All my dreams, all my plans
I just place them in your hands

My life is not my own, to you I belong
I give myself, I give myself to you
My old life is gone, to you I belong
I give myself, give myself to you

I give myself away.

Irene (Lyrics)

Lyrics: Mike Oldfield
Vocals: Luke Spiller

”About Hurricane Irene, 2011. A Category 3 storm, the edge of the eye came over Nassau. It was wild.”

Irene
I said
Irene
She’s coming

And we’re running
And we’re running running, ohhh

Irene
She’s rolling
There’s no controlling
Irene
She’ll wreck ya
You bet’cha
Wooooah

She’s coming
Ohhhhh
And we’re running
Running running

Irene
She’ll take ya
She’ll break ya
Irene
And we’re running
’Cause she’s coming ohhhhh

She’ll break ya, ohhhhh
And she’ll take ya

Rolling
She’s rolling

She’s rolling
Just keeps rolling

She’s rolling, rolling, rolling.

She’s rolling, rolling, rolling

Owww, you know you’re rolling, Irene Can’t get ya off my mind She gonna run, ohhhhh

Keep rolling, rolling, rolling

Iiiiiiiiirene

Following The Angels (Lyrics)

Lyrics: Mike Oldfield
Vocals: Luke Spiller

”My take on the Olympics Opening Ceremony, London 2012.”

In that moment, there was peace
No one walked alone on the streets
A migration of dancing light
Gathering, returning home from the night

It came falling down
Following the angels down
Falling down
Following the angels down

As the sun went down over the bridge
And the music and dance reached its pitch
Satellites, they joined the world in the games
Hope was born again, to live in the flame

They came falling down
Following the angels down
Falling down
Following the angels down

If I never live to see another day
I wish that it could always be just that way
Like a symphony of dancing light
Banishing the world’s woes into the night

They came falling down
Following the angels down
Falling down
Following the angels down

[guitar solo

Following the angels down x16

Chariots (Lyrics)

Lyrics: Mike Oldfield
Vocals: Luke Spiller

”About the trials of a relationship gone wrong.”

There will be no mistake
‘Cause I watch every move you make
There’ll be nowhere to hide
When the world knows the other side
Don’t try to black my name
‘Cause I got you in my sights again

Suspicion is the game
And it takes you down the road to ruin
Black shadows in the night
And the ranting and raving fight
Put an end to this tyranny
Cos we’re fighting to be free

And there’ll be chariots to carry us home
There will be chariots to carry us home
Chariots to carry us home
There will be chariots to carry us home

There’s no use to be chained
When you know nothing’s to be gained
So break out the army now
We will stand or we’ll fall and bow
Put an end to this tyranny
‘Cause we’re fighting to be free

And there’ll be chariots to carry us home
There will be chariots to carry us home
Chariots to carry us home
There will be chariots to carry us home

[guitar solo]

Put and end to this tyranny
‘Cause we’re fighting to be free

And there’ll be chariots to carry us home
There will be chariots to carry us home
Chariots to carry us home
There will be chariots to carry us home

And there’ll be chariots to carry us home
There will be chariots to carry us home
Chariots to carry us home
There will be chariots to carry us home

Chariots to carry us home
Chariots to carry us home
Chariots to carry us home
Chariots to carry us home

Nuclear (Lyrics)

Lyrics: Mike Oldfield
Vocals: Luke Spiller

”About emotional suffering.”

Standing on the edge of the crater
Like the prophets once said
And the ashes are all cold now
No more bullets and the embers are dead
Whispers in the air tell the tales
Of the brothers gone
Desolation
Devastation
What a mess we made
When it all went wrong

Watching from the edge of the circus
For the games to begin
Gladiators draw their swords
Form their ranks for armageddon

I’m nuclear
I’m wild
I’m breaking up inside
A heart of broken glass
Defiled
Deep inside
The abandoned child

Standing on the edge of the underworld
Looking at the abyss And I’m hoping for some miracle
To break out, to escape from all this
Whispers in the air
Tell the take of a life that’s gone
Desolation
Devastation
What a mess we made
When it all went wrong

I’m nuclear
I’m wild
I’m breaking up inside
A heart of broken glass
Defiled
Deep inside
The abandoning child

I’m nuclear
I’m wild
I’m breaking up inside
A heart of broken glass
Defiled
Deep inside
The abandoned child

[guitar solo]

I’m nuclear
I’m wild
I’m breaking up inside
A heart of broken glass
Defiled
Deep inside
The abandoned child

Deep inside, the abandoned child!

Dreaming In The Wind (Lyrics)

Lyrics: Mike Oldfield
Vocals: Luke Spiller

”About releasing the ashes of a person I never met on a small island in the Exumas.”

You may see a white bird
In a clear blue sky
I’m dreaming in the wind
Flying high
There’s a whispering sound
In the air all around
I’m dreaming in the wind
As the sun goes down
You may see a bight star
In a clear night sky
I’m dreaming in the wind
As the earth rolls by
There’s a silver light
As the bird takes flight
I’m dreaming in the wind
As the day turns to night

You may hear the wind sigh
On a mountain high
I’m dreaming in the wind
I belong to the sky
On a distant shore
There’s no one no more
I’m dreaming in the wind
I’m at heaven’s door
There’s a new sunrise (there’s a new sunrise)
In the crimson skies
I’m dreaming in the wind (I’m dreaming in the wind)
As the white bird cries (as the white bird cries)
See the silver light (silver light)
As the bird takes flight
As the day turns to night

Dreaming in the wind
Dreaming
I’m dreaming in the wind
Dreaming in the wind
Dreaming
Dreaming in the wind

[guitar solo]

Dreaming in the wind
Dreaming
I’m dreaming in the wind
Dreaming in the wind
Dreaming
Dreaming in the wind

Dreaming in the wind
Dreaming
I’m dreaming in the wind

Minutes (Lyrics)

Lyrics: Mike Oldfield
Vocals: Luke Spiller

”About missing the ones you love.”

Minutes seem like hours
And hours, they seem like days
When the ones you want are missing
And they’ve gone their separate ways
Walking in a sunny garden, empty like the moon
And birds that once could fly so high
Now sing a different tune

Walking in the park
The leaves are turning, now it’s fall
The time has come for leaving In their eyes, that says it all
Pictures on the mantle
Tell the tales of better times
Moments from a long long time ago
When things were fine

One fine day
When the wild birds return
We’ll look back and say
What a lesson in life I’ve learned

So light a broad-wick candle
In the window, make it bright
You need to find your way home
In the dark and deepest nights

And if you’re lost and homeless
In some lonely city zone
Just follow back that winding road
That leads you back on home

One fine day
When the wild birds return
We’ll look back and say
What a lesson in life I’ve learned

[guitar solo]

Minutes seem like hours
And the hours, they seem like days
When the ones you want are missing
And they’ve gone their separate ways
Walking in a sunny garden, empty like the moon
And birds that once could fly so high
Now sing a different tune

One fine day
When the wild birds return
We’ll look back and say
What a lesson in life I’ve learned

One fine day
When the wild birds return
We’ll look back and say
What a lesson in life I’ve learned

Oh, one fine day
When the wild birds return
We’ll look back and say
What a lesson in life I’ve learned

Castaway (Lyrics)

Lyrics: Mike Oldfield
Vocals: Luke Spiller

”Childhood memories of fighting in the home and the fear of a child”

Midnight
All alone in the room
Streetlights
Shadows dance in the gloom
Cold as ice
In the dark of the moon
Soft cries
From the silent cocoon

Castaway
Castaway

Dark sounds from the room next door
Heavy fall
I can hear through the wall
Stark light
No answer my call
This fight
There’s no victor at all

Castaway
Castaway
Castaway
Castaway
Castaway
Castaway
Castaway
Castaway

One dream
Could it be true?
One hope
To see this through
One heart
Caught on the ropes
One love
Gone up in smoke

Castaway
Castaway
Castaway
Castaway
Castaway
Castaway
Castaway
Castaway

So now
I just stand at the cross
Which path?
Should I take it, be lost?
Oh Lord
Can’t you give me a sign?
So peace
Of the heart could be mine

Castaway
Castaway
Castaway
Castaway

[guitar solo, while Luke ad libs]

Moonshine (Lyrics)

Lyrics: Mike Oldfield
Vocals: Luke Spiller

”About a jaunt to the west coast of Ireland in the 1980s with my band members, thinking of all the Irish that made it to America.”

Walking out on a stormy day
The cold wind, the fine sea spray
Looking out over Galway Bay
The troubled sky all dark and grey
Far from these shores there stands liberty
So let it be
But every while I would remember

The day we drank
Moonshine in the rain
And raised our glasses to the wind
The day that we dreamed we could be free
Riding on wings of liberty
So here’s one more for our friends
And here’s one for our children
Feeling the cold rain on our fingertips
And moonshine on our lips

So we paid our dues
And we packed our rags
Made it thought Ellis Island’s ranks
Across the waves to America
Hearts and souls to the stripes and the stars
Far from our shores we found liberty
So let it be
But every while I would remember

The day we drank
Moonshine in the rain
And raised our glasses to the wind
The day that we dreamed we could be free
Riding the wings of liberty
So here’s one more for our friends
And here’s one for our children
Feeling the cold rain on our fingertips
And moonshine on our lips

So we made our way
Through the Cumberland Gap
Appalachia, never looking back
Through the wind and rain
And the cold and pain
But nothing evermore would feel the same
All of this life we strive to be free
So let it be
But every while I would remember

The day we drank
Moonshine in the rain
And raised our glasses to the wind
The day that we dreamed we could be free
And riding on wings of liberty
So here’s one more for our friends
And here’s one for our children
Feeling the cold rain on our fingertips
And moonshine on our lips

[instrumental break]

Moonshine in the rain
And raised our glasses to the wind
The day that we dreamed we could be free
Riding on wings of liberty
So here’s one more for our friends
And here’s one our children
Feeling the cold rain on your fingertips
And liberty on our lips
[guitar solo] On our lips! [guitar solo to end]

Lyrics

Auf den folgenden Seiten findest du alle verfügbaren Lyrics / Songtexte zu den Songs von Mike Oldfield.

Mit Lyrics sind Liedertexte der einzelnen Songs gemeint. Die englische Bezeichnung „Lyrics“ weist auf die gemeinsame Abstammung von Liedtexten und Lyrik hin.

Obwohl Mike Oldfield eher der Instrumentalmusik zu geordnet wird, entstammen auch eine Menge Liedertexte seiner Feder.

Family Man (Lyrics)

Vocals: Maggie Reilly

She Had A Sulky Smile
She Took A Standard Pose As She Presented Herself
She Had Sultry Eyes
She Made It Perfectly Clear That She Was His For A Price

(Chorus)

But He Said, „Leave Me Alone, I’m A Family Man
And My Bark Is Much Worse Than My Bite!“
He Said, „Leave Me Alone, I’m A Family Man
If You Push Me Too Far, I Just Might….“

She Wore Hurt Surprise
As She Re-Checked Her Make-Up To Protect Herself
She Showed Less Than Pride
She Made It Totally Clear That She Was His For A Price

(Repeat Chorus)

She Gave Him Her Look
That Would Have Worked On Any Other Man In Sight
He Could Not Mistake
She Wanted To Go Back With Him And Spend The Night

(Repeat Chorus)

She Turned, Tossed Her Head And Then
She Started To Make Her Final Exit Line
She Showed Real Disdain
As If Explaining Again She Could Be His For A Price

(Repeat Chorus Three Times)

He Said, „Leave Me Alone, I’m A Family Man
And My Bark Is Much Worse Than My Bite!“
He Said, „Leave Me Alone, I’m A Family Man
If You Push Me Too Far, I Just Might!“

Froggy Went A-Courting (Lyrics)

Traditional, Arr. Mike Oldfield
Vocals by Vanessa Branson

A froggy went a-courting and he did ride,
A froggy went a-courting and he did ride,
A froggy went a-courting on a little white horse,
A sword and pistol by his side.

He went down to Miss mouse’s door,
He went down to Miss mouse’s door,
He went down to Miss mouse’s door,
Where he had been many times before.

Then he took Miss mouse upon his knee,
And he took Miss mouse upon his knee,
And he took Miss mouse upon his knee,
And he said Miss mouse, will you marry me?

Without my uncle rat’s consent,
I’m afraid without my uncle rat’s consent,
Oh, no! Without my uncle rat’s consent,
I would not marry the President.

Then uncle rat laughed and shook his fat sides,
Yes, then uncle rat alughed and shook his fat sides,
Uncle rat laughed and shook his fat sides,
To think that his niec e would be a bride.

Then he said: Where will the wedding breakfast be?
Oh, where will the wedding breakfast be?
W here will the wedding breakfast be?
Way down yonder in that hollow tree.

The owls did hoot and the birds they sang,
The owls did hoot and the birds they sang,
The owls did hoot and the birds they sang,
Though the woods the music rang.

And they all went sailing across the lake,
And they all went sailing across the lake,
And they all went sailing across the lake,
And they got swollowed up by a big fat snake.

There’s bread and cheese upon the shelf,
There’s bread and cheese upon the shelf,
There’s bread and cheese upon the shelf,
If you want any more, you can sing it yourself.

When the night’s on fire (Lyrics)

Vocals: Anita Hegerland

I Was Hoping, Could You Be My Inspiration?
Whatever Should Become In The Candlelight
I Was Dreaming, Was It My Imagination?
Tomorrow Never Comes In The Candlelight

When The Night’s On Fire
Do You Need Love’s Arms To Hold You?
It’s A Flame, There Burns No Finer
When You See One Bird
There’s Another Watching Over
And The Two Can Fly Much Higher

I Was Listening To The Wind That Walks The Hours
I Never Would Have Heard, In The Candlelight
I Was Hoping, Would You Shelter Me From Showers?
I Believe Every Word In The Candlelight

When The Night’s On Fire And You Burn
Like A Flame That’s Burning In The Rain
Do You Need Somewhere To Turn?
When You See One Bird
It’s The Two That Fly Higher
And A Second In Heaven’s Worth A Whole Life’s
Trouble And Trial

Two Ships (Lyrics)

By Sally Oldfield

Love me now, save your words and stuff for later
It’s enough to know we’re fated to be one
Hold me now, don’t you try to go and leave me
Baby, please, you must believe me, it’s begun

We’re two ships, passing in the night-time
Knowing it’s the right time to give in to what we feel
We’re two ships, passing in the night-time
Hoping that come the light time we’ll wake up and find it’s real

Stay a while; it feels so good to know you’re near me
And to know your kisses hear me when I speak to them
Come with me; let me take you to the morning
Of the night which might not ever come again

We’re two ships, passing in the night-time
Knowing it’s the right time to give in to what we feel
We’re two ships, passing in the night time
Hoping that come the light time we’ll wake up and find it’s real

Come with me; let me take you to the morning
Of the night which might not ever come again

We’re two ships, passing in the night-time
Knowing it’s the right time to give in to what we feel
We’re two ships, passing in the night time
Hoping that come the light time we’ll wake up and find it’s real

We’re two ships, passing in the night-time
Knowing it’s the right time to give in to what we feel

To be free – German Version (Lyrics)

Vocal: Jude Sim

Man befindet sich allein
manchmal.
Ohne Heim
ohne Schutz.
Du weißt nicht
wohin zu fliehen.
Schon verloren
ohne Sinn.

Dann auf einmal
irgendwo her
Eine Art Zauber
kommt zu dir
Du weißt nicht warum
Du weißt nicht wie
Aber an einem Tag
hebe ich ab und fliege

Mein Wunsch wäre

To be free
To be wild
And to be
Just like a child
And if I get lost
I really don’t mind,
Cos‘ I’m me
Doing just fine
(to be free)

Du bist in der Kälte
manchmal
So weit du sehen kannst
ist Nebel.
Du wirst entkommen,
in die Sonne.
Der Weg ist verloren,
der Sand ist in Bewegung.

Dann auf einmal,
auf der Tiefe,
eine Art Magie
bringt Frieden.
du weißt nicht warum,
wann oder wie
aber eines Tages
hebe ich ab und fliege.

Wenn ich einen Wunsch hätte
Mein Wunsch wäre

To be free
To be wild
And to be
Just like a child
And if I get lost
I really don’t mind,
Cos‘ I’m me
Doing just fine
(to be free)

CHORUS x 3

To Be Free (Lyrics)

Vocals: Jude Sim

You find yourself alone
Sometimes
Without a home,
No protection
You don’t know
Which way to go
You’re lost
No direction

Then, suddenly,
Out of the blue
Some kind of magic
Comes to you
You don’t know how,
You don’t know why,
But someday
Gonna take off, fly
(fly, fly, fly…)

(take a wish, take a wish)
My wish would be

– CHORUS –
To be free
To be wild
And to be
Just like a child
And if I get lost
I really don’t mind,
Cos‘ I’m me
Doing just fine
(to be free)

You’re out in the cold
Sometimes
As far as you can see,
Misty
And you want to run
Into the sun
The road is lost,
Sand, shifty
Then suddenly,
Out of the blue
Some kind of magic
Pushes you through
You don’t know when,
How, or why
But someday
Gonna take off, fly
(fly, fly, fly…)

And if I had a wish,
My wish would be

CHORUS x 3 (Original version)

Thou Art In Heaven (Lyrics)

Vocals: Sally Oldfield

Now, thou art in Heaven

Now, thou art in Heaven
Now, thou art in Heaven

Now, thou art in Heaven
Now, thou art in Heaven

Now, thou art in Heaven
Now, thou art in Heaven

Now, thou art in Heaven
Now, thou art in Heaven

Now, thou art in Heaven
Now, thou art in Heaven

Now, thou art in Heaven
Now, thou art in Heaven

Now, thou art in Heaven
Now, thou art in Heaven

Now, thou art in Heaven
Now, thou art in Heaven

Now, thou art in Heaven
Now, thou art in Heaven

The Rio Grande (Lyrics)

Vocals: Classes 2 and 3, King’s College, London.

We’re homeward bound across the blue sea.
Going home.
We’re homeward bound across the blue sea,
And we’re come from the old country.
And away, love, away.
Going home.
We’re homeward bound this very day,
And we’re come from the old country.

The sails are unfold and the anchor’s aweigh.
Going home.
She yeilds to the breeze as she gathers her way,
And we’re come from the old country.
And away, love, away.
Going home.
We’re homeward bound this very day,
And we’re come from the old country.

We’re homeward bound across the blue sea.
Going home.
We’re homeward bound across the blue sea,
And we’re come from the old country.
And away, love, away.
Going home.
We’re homeward bound this very day,
And we’re come from the old country.

The time has come (Lyrics)

Vocals: Anita Hegerland

A Thousand Years, They Waited For
Someone Who Would Be True
And Now The Empty Years Have Passed
The Sunlight Shines Anew

Someone Who Knows No Fear
I Feel Him Near
The Child Was Born To Be A King, a King
And The Time Has Come

He Tamed The Wild Wind When He Passed
The Birds And Beasts He Knew
Until He Came To Rest, At Last
The Tall Gates He Passed Through

And Now The Story’s Just Begun
A Thousand Years To Stay
We Wake Each Morning With The Sun
To Live Our Dreams Away

And Now The Story’s Just Begun
A Thousand Years To Stay
We Wake Each Morning With The Sun
To Live Our Dreams Away

The Sailor’s Hornpipe – Original Version (Lyrics)

Vocals & Words: Vivian Stanshall

The hallway.

From outside, an ordinary house. A great house, true – four hundred and eighty three rooms, each one with its own marble wash basin and douche, bidet as it may. But inside, and the positions are reversed. A human failing, some say a disease, but a disease that Sir Francis Dashwood knew, and knew it well.

Upstairs, inside and a revelation. It’s a discotheque. No, no, uh.. there
are paintings, real, and look here – a rare seventeenth century masterpiece, and if I can scrape a little of it off, beneath I can find hidden a fourteenth century underpiece.

Made entirely of tiny pieces of eggshells, this lurid work has caused controversy in the world of embroidery and anthropologicky. No, I’ll say it again, anthropolology. Umm.. no quite possibly make an anthropol, no, uh, I mean an apolog..ph.. It has enthralled distinguished professors, and in layman’s language is „blinking well baffling“.

But to be more obtusely, „buggered if I know.“ Yes, „buggered if I know.“ And that’s all we’ve gleaned so far from experts in fourteenth century painting, renaissance, greengrocers, and recently revived members of the public. Buggered if I know.

Vivian Stanshall, about three o’clock in the morning,
Oxfordshire, 1973, Goodnight.

The Millennium Bell (Lyrics)

Vocals: Nicola Emmanuel / David Serame / Miriam Stockley / Pepsi Demacque

Huaca Pacha Mama
Huaca Pacha Mama
Huaca Saqsaywaman
Huaca Saqsaywaman

(Repeat Seven Times)

Huaca Saqsaywaman

Huaca Saqsaywaman
Huaca Saqsaywaman

Huaca Saqsaywaman
Huaca Saqsaywaman

Huaca Saqsaywaman

With The Sunlight Shining Through Cloud
With The Sunlight Shining Through Cloud
With The Sunlight Shining Through Cloud

Zero!

Ekuseni Kuya Khanya
Ekuseni Kuya Khanya
Ekuseni Kuya Khanya
Ekuseni Kuya Khanya

The Doge’s Palace (Lyrics)

Francesco Donato
Pietro Polani
Enrico Dandolo

Pietro Polani
Enrico Dandolo

Francesco Donato
Pietro Polani
Enrico Dandolo

(Bezieht sich auf die Namen von drei venezianischen Dogen)

The Deep Deep Sound (Lyrics)

Vocals: Maggie Reilly

Hush now baby made a start
There’s a jewel in your heart
And a star that shines for you
Watching everything you do
Don’t you cry though it may seem
You were born into a dream
There’s another race to run
You were not the only one
Standing in the morning sun
Waiting though it had begun
May you never run aground
Or fall into the deep deep sound
Stormy weather turns to blue
Here’s a song to take with you

The Bell (Lyrics)

Vocal: Viv Stanshall

Grand piano
Reed and pipeorgan
Glockenspiel
Bass guitar
Vocal chords
Two slightly sampled electric guitars
The Venitian effect
Digital sound processor
And tubular bells

The Bell (Lyrics)

Vocal: John Gordon Sinclair

Grand piano
Reed and pipeorgan
Glockenspiel
Bass guitar
Vocal chords
Two slightly sampled electric guitars
The Venitian effect
Digital sound processor
And tubular bells