N ON DUO

THIS ONE IS FOR ME

©2015 Paul McCarty & Marina Gutman

 

Goin' to get my rifle

Set my sights upon you

You ain't my disciple

On this we must agree

Trains keep on passin'

I can't hear you prayin'

The next life's everlastin'

But this one is for me

Yeah, the next life's everlastin'

But this one is for me

HA!

 

Goin' to get my pack now

I gotta hop this train now

Run 'cross county lines

No you ain't goin' to find me

Wheels keep on rollin'

I can't hear you callin'

The next train will be comin'

But this one is for me

Yeah the next train will be comin'

But this one is for me

HA!

 

Go on and cut my pride now

Got nothin' left to hide

No, you ain't my lord now

And never shall you be

Life keeps drummin'

I can't hear you dyin'

The next life will be comin'

But this one is for me

Yeah, the next life will be comin'

But this one is for me

HA!

 

Go on and get salvation

If that's your motivation

The next life's everlastin'

But this one is for me

The next life's everlastin'

But this one is for me

HA!

The next life's everlastin'

But this one is for me

Yeah, the next life's everlastin'

But this one is for me

HA!

SMALL THINGS

©2015 Paul McCarty & Marina Gutman

 

Where do you go?
Where do you go when I call you?

How would you know?
How would you know when I fall for you?

Time tears away
all the small things that were all in vain

Can't be afraid. I can let go.
I held on too long

 

'Cause now, we're lost in a whole 'nother story

So why do we spend all our lives chasing shallow dreams

And it seems like forever we held it together

Till it all falls down

In the end it was all small things

 

I wish I could say…
Wish I could say how I loved you

But time doesn't wait.
Time just goes passing by fools like me

I wish I could write
I'd write us a whole different chapter

But what('d) be the point.
It's lost to the past

We're just looking back

 

I just want it to be real.
I feel like I'm just writing fiction

Just don't look away.
We could wake up and it's all a dream

WILD JUNKIE DREAM

©2015 Paul McCarty & Marina Gutman

 

I’m waking up to my wild junkie dream

You won’t believe all the things I did see

How could you?

But they were true

 

Daylight for you was a nightmare for me

All my bad dreams were just your fantasy

You pulled my strings

So easily

 

Oooh.... It’s too late. Sealed my fate

 

I spend my daze in my wild junkie dream

Don’t you pretend you don’t know what I mean

Cuz you were there

Let’s be fair

 

You looked at me, but your face was all wrong

Your body was here, but your heart and your soul

Were long gone.

What have I done?

 

Oooh…. It’s too late. Sealed my fate

 

When the daylight fades you can see everything

All the lies that shine within

After all these years without a doubt

That’s what we’re living in

And the only way to keep it out

Is never to breathe in

 

I’m dozing off to my wild junkie dream

You don’t remember where to begin

You can stay

Or show the way.

 

Oooh… It’s too late. Sealed my fate.

Oooh… It’s too late. Half past eight

DARK

©2015 Paul McCarty & Marina Gutman

 

When I close my eyes

And I whisper to the spirit standing over me

Didn’t realize

There was something really different coming over me

There’s no one here

As I fall to you again

When I feel you near

All my fears

Begin to rain

 

And it’s turning

Dark

Dark

Dark

When we come apart

It’s just so dark

In here is only fear

Like tears rolling down

Like rain they’re rolling down

They drown, they drown

 

There will be a first time

When you feel there is someone watching over you

It’ll be the last time

When you think the Universe has gotten over you

I’m always here

As you fall to me again

When you feel me near

All your fears

Begin to rain

TURN AROUND

©2015 Paul McCarty & Marina Gutman

 

I've got my seven rays to heaven

And seven ways to hell

But that's a road I only know too well

Cause after all my good intentions

To answer all the questions

I didn't see it coming when I fell

 

Wandering through confusion

Has shattered my illusions apart

And torn me down

 

And it's all breaking apart

Back to the start and turn around

And turn around

 

So now I turn to face my demons

Those things that I believed in

They disappeared when I turned on the light

Finally let go of my pretension

Of all my misconceptions

Cause yesterday I broke through heaven's door

Forevermore

SAYING GOODBYE

©2015 Paul McCarty & Marina Gutman

 

Out of the last one

Into the next

And I’m in love again

Back in the motion,

Though I can’t drive.

Right, I should’ve left

 

Out of the costume

I’m wearing you

I’m in trouble still

Back in your life

Not really here

So I’m saying goodbye

Saying goodbye

 

It won’t be the first

It won’t be the last

It won’t be the worst

I’ll do it so fast

Push on the gas

Watch me go past

As I’m saying goodbye

Saying goodbye

Yes, I’m saying goodbye

 

Out of my head

Back in your bed

I’m shivering again

Back in your arms

Is in the past

Today’s ‘nother day.

 

Out of my skin

I’m in too deep

Well is running dry

Reach out your hand

I’m drifting away

And I’m saying goodbye

Saying goodbye

SHADOWS & LIGHTS

©2016 Paul McCarty & Marina Gutman

 

I don’t like being afraid of you

But I see you better than the rest

I hear all of the words you say

And I feel like I’m put to the test

The things that you are afraid to say

You showed me when you made me look a fool

Well, it’s lies that hurt all the time, my love

The truth will only hurt once

 

Cause in a world full of lies

Where most tears will end in goodbyes

The truth is my only disguise

Just look in my eyes

It’s all shadows and lights

 

Your shadows once were a thrill to me

But everything comes with a price

You said that we were never meant to be

But I felt like throwing the dice

The day when it all went awry for me

Was the day that you promised would come

The one thing that we could not foresee

Was the place where the truth would come from

 

Don’t look away as the rising sun

Comes up inside of you

And your shadows melt away

Don’t you know that the water’s rushing up

Just to wash it all away

So don’t look away

 

Now I know I don’t need to be afraid of you

My heart still knows love the best

And inside all of the lies you told

The truth was coming to rest

 

 

NOT TWO

©2015 Paul McCarty & Marina Gutman

 

In the moonlight we were walking

And the stars were out and talking

In the moment light is fading

Not you

Every breath that we have taken

In the morning we awaken

Every moment

One was not two

 

No illusions, no mistaking

Every moment we are making is true

 

In the sunlight we were dancing

And the clouds were out romancing

I don't need to be shaded from you

FREE

Written by Yury Loza (Юрий Лоза - Плот)

Translated by Paul McCarty & Marina Gutman

 

Far on my raft I sail

Storms will surely lie before me

Blown along by all my fantasies

And everything I dreamed of as a child

 

I sail silently away

I know the stars above will guide me

Pray the dark of night will hide me

So I can live to rhyme another day

 

And I’ll never go back now

Knowing the world that surrounds me

All my regrets sink away from me

I’m free now, I’m free, yes I’m free

 

Don’t you try to understand me

No, I have nothing left to run from

You may feel better on the shoreline

But I can feel it drifting from my mind

 

And I’ll never go back now

Knowing the world that surrounds me

All my regrets sink away from me

I’m free now, I’m free, yes I’m free

 

I stare deeply ever forward

Never reaching the horizon

I've cut every tie that held me

Now I belong to the sea

 

And I’ll never go back now

Knowing the world that surrounds me

All my regrets sink away from me

I’m free now, I’m free, yes I’m free

No I’ll never go back now

Knowing the world that surrounds me

All my regrets sink away from me

I’m free now, I’m free, yes I’m free

I’m free now, I’m free, yes I’m free

HIGH ON THE WATER

©2015 Paul McCarty & Marina Gutman

 

High on the water

So high on the water

How high on the water

Sail away, sail away

 

Lightning storms on the water

Where the ships, once sailed

Still live down there

Where the sun can barely see

Tattered sails all drift away

Like distant dreams fade in the day

On the shores of make believe

 

Sailing high on the water

So high on the water

How high on the water

Sail away

 

Thunder rolls on the open seas

My heart, once drowned, still sits down there

Where the soul can barely breathe

Buried lies all gasp for air

And stir things up I left down there

As the waves are crashing in

 

Cause maybe it’s nothing at all

I can drown and answer the call

In the night and the shadows of the day

It’s all the same. It’s all the same

 

MAMA

©2009 Paul McCarty

 

I looked for a way
I wanted to say
But it's like foreign words to me
There will come a day
When I will break my silence
Live up to my conscience
Then mama, I'll turn to you and ask
where have you gone on to, alas
Will I ever hear your voice in this world?

 

So I turn my head
Cause it could never be said
What stolen dreams I had
I give back to you
There's still some sorrow
Closure I'd borrow
But mama, you knew what I could be
There's so much that only you could see
Will I ever hear your voice in this world?

 

No, no, no, no, no, please no.
No, no, no, no, no, please no.

 

Cause everyone stumbles
But only I'd crumble
Nobody was there to bring me back
Where were you then?
So I cry to the walls
No one answers my calls
But mama, you're always in my heart
When the whole world has fallen apart
Will I ever hear your voice in this world?

 

No, no, no, no, no, please no.
No, no, no, no, no, please no.

Will I ever hear your voice again?

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