Notes

This album is inspired by everyday life. The songs evoke everyone’s need of love and everyone’s yearning for freedom. Love and freedom are essential in life, and there cannot be any love without the freedom of one’s mind.

 

Love is the water

Love is the air

Freedom the lungs

Freedom the well

 

I hope you enjoy my art songs about love and freedom. — Monika Gurak

 

 

LYRICS

 

I Love You Like Spain

 

(Verse 1)

I love you like Spain, oh! Lady Spain

She’s warm and sunny like you, ooh

Oh, isn’t she bursting with colours, reds and greens,

And stunning shades of blues of her ocean views

 

(Chorus)

Cause, baby, you’re to me

As colourful as can be

You spent years in my dreams

And then one day you broke free

To be here with me, with me

 

(Verse 2)

I love you like Spain, oh! good old friend

She’s loyal and royal, and free, wait and soon you’ll see

Oh, dancing with you is so fine and full of grace

Let’s dance and sing like the wind dances in her trees

 

(Chorus)

Cause, baby, you’re to me

As fabulous as can be

You spent years in my dreams

And then one day you broke free

To be here with me, with me

 

 

 

Hope Is...

 

(Verse 1)

When storms in my life grow stronger

And colours fade out to greys

When I can’t hold on any longer

You pull me close and you say:

 

(Chorus)

Hope is a blooming flower

Hope is the rising sun

Hope is your hand in my hand

When I know you’re the one

Hope is the starry heavens

A butterfly on the run

Hope is your voice on the cell phone

Cause I know you’re the one

 

(Verse 2)

I’m slowly absorbing the meaning

Your words are true and sweet

I must play the game to start winning

You stroke my head and repeat:

 

(Verse 3)

Then I get up and I ponder

And fix up the broken wings

Life is filled with such wonder

Now I stand tall and I sing:

 

 

 

Freedom

 

(Verse 1)

When your horizon has a limit

You carve out stars from the dome

Watching butterflies before they’re gone

And dreaming your own dream

 

(Chorus)

Air, be mine again

Life, be mine again

 

(Verse 2)

When time is leading you too fast

And colours fade away with every tear

You steal bright moments you know won’t last

Still hoping for the best

 

(Chorus)

Air, be mine again

Life, be mine again

 

(Verse 3)

When best can’t come and better’s gone

And you don’t recognize your shadow

Freedom’s what you’re after and a pair of eyes

To tell you it’s alright, it’s alright, alright.

 

(Chorus)

Air, be mine again

Life, be mine again

 

 

 

I Forgive You

 

(Verse 1)

Snow covered streets

Filled with dust

Wind changes hearts

With every gust

I am still thinking

About us two

What went wrong

What we both went through

 

(Chorus)

I forgive you for all those times you tore me apart

I forgive you for trying to stop my beating heart

And I forgive you for every fear you caused

And I forgive you for me being lost

 

(Verse 2)

What we once lost

Won’t come back

Storm in my head

Faded to black

Nothing can touch me

And this is true

What we had

Is now gone for good

 

(Chorus)

I forgive you for all those times you tore me apart

I forgive you for trying to stop my beating heart

And I forgive you for every fear you caused

And I forgive you for me being lost

 

(Bridge)

Silence in my head just tells me this

There is room for someone new I can’t dismiss

 

(Chorus)

I forgive you for all those times you tore me apart

I forgive you for trying to stop my beating heart

And I forgive you for every fear you caused

And I forgive you for me being lost

 

 

 

I Would Like To Dance With You

 

(Verse 1)

The velvety air breathes with warmth

It tells me I’m not alone

Though a distance separates us

One day we’ll get home cause:

 

(Chorus)

I would like to dance with you

On the soft sand of the beach

Water gently reaching us

And wetting our feet

I would like to dance with you

In the moonlight of the night

Darling, would you like that, too?

Do you feel it’d be alright?

 

(Verse 2)

I promise I’ll try harder this time

I don’t want to fail you, oh no!

I’ll hold on for as long as you need me

So please don’t let go cause:

 

 

 

Do You Think…

 

(Verse 1)

Do you think your voice on the phone

Can one day somehow lead me home?

Cause I wouldn’t like to get to know one day

That there’s nothing left of it all again

 

(Verse 2)

Do you think your touch when we’re close

Can repair in my heart all the holes?

Cause I wouldn’t like to get to know one day

That someone shot me from up close again

 

(Verse 3)

Do you think your eyes that capture all my moves

Can, when I need it, see me through?

Cause I wouldn’t like to get to know one day

That for better or for worse means nothing again

 

 

 

We’re Going To Talk

 

(Verse 1)

Like two fish in the ocean

That only see the air bubbles

And scales of their friend

We’re going to talk

 

(Verse 2)

Like two dogs on the playground

That only bark to each other

And wag their tails

We’re going to talk

 

(Chorus)

I guess it’s in the air

The talk is imminent

I guess it’s in the air

The talk of sentiments

 

(Verse 3)

Like two leaves on a tree branch

That only rustle with the wind

And notice the raindrops

We’re going to talk

 

(Verse 4)

Like two birds in the air, up high

That only sing to each other

And admire their beauty

We’re going to talk

 

 

 

Silence

 

(Verse 1)

Days changed to weeks

And weeks changed to months

Nothing has happened

Words crossed our ears

And they crossed our eyes

Has nothing happened?

 

(Chorus)

Silence, thick and grey

Silence, gloomy day

Silence, only a butterfly plays

The melody of its wings

Silence, funny state

Silence, will you wait?

Silence, only a mulberry sways

With sadness that it brings

 

(Verse 2)

There is still love

And there is still hope

Will it suffice?

It takes one move

To make all this work

It must suffice

 

 

 

I Have A Secret

 

(Verse 1)

I can feel you watching me

Are you happy with what you see?

I can feel you suspecting me

Yes, there is some unknown in me

 

(Chorus)

I have a secret

That has thorns like a rose

But like a rose, is crimson and beautiful

I have a secret

I’ll let it out when we’re close

Cause it is so delicate and subtle

 

(Verse 2)

I would like to calm you down

It’s less scary than it sounds

Settling it right here, right now

Doesn’t appeal to me somehow

 

(Verse 3)

Do you feel you have to go?

Cause I want to let you know

That my soul’s as white as snow

And you’re close to finding it out, so close

 

 

 

Do You Want to Keep Trying?

 

(Verse 1)

You opened the door

And I entered

You made me stop crying

I counted to four

I felt better

Do you want to keep trying?

 

(Verse 2)

You blinked and you smiled

And I melted

I felt like I was flying

You thought: “One more try”

And I failed you

Do you want to keep trying?

 

(Verse 3)

I screamed and I kicked

On the inside

I heard you sighing

I hid cause I panicked

Then I cried

Do you still want to keep trying?

 

 

 

All I Know

 

(Verse 1)

I’m doing all I can

Please believe me

But I’m without a detailed plan

Please forgive me

All I know

Is that I love you so

 

(Verse 2)

I’m hearing what you say

Please believe me

But I don’t really want to play

Please forgive me

All I know

Is that I love you so

 

(Verse 3)

I’m reaching out to you

Please believe me

And I’m sorry that you’re feeling blue

Please forgive me

All I know

Is that I love you so

 

 

 

Freedom, I Love Thee!

 

(Verse 1)

I’m almost free

Still, it’s not the same

As it should be

I dream about the old times

Expect what there will be

Still the present is not appealing much to me

 

Freedom, I love thee!

 

(Verse 2)

I watch the birds

That come to my place

They’ve seen the world

They’ve roamed the furthest spots

They have their liberty

And that is what I’m dreaming now for me

 

Freedom, I love thee!

 

(Verse 3)

If I could fly

And leave what’s binding me

I’d soar up high

The past is just the past

The future’s calling me

But freedom’s just a long-awaited dream

 

Freedom, I love thee!

 

 

 

Lessons In Love

 

(Verse 1)

I keep waiting

You keep waiting

For love

We have a feeling

Sometimes know

That it’s close

 

It’s hiding in our minds

And showing in the air

And when I look into your eyes it’s there

 

(Verse 2)

I keep waiting

You keep waiting

For love

How much longer

Who can know that?

We don’t

 

But when the time is right

The obstacles apart

I know I’ll have the access to your heart

 

(Bridge)

Lessons in love

Don’t ever give up

When you feel there’s hope

 

(Verse 3)

I keep waiting

You keep waiting

For love

When the sun sets

When it rises

Above

 

You’re always on my mind

You walk and sleep with me

I’m bound to you, still you make me so free

 

 

 

I Am Free

 

I am free

No feelings binding me

It feels alright

Though it’s not how it should be

 

 

 

Writing About You

 

(Verse 1)

The silence has passed

And the hollowness, too

My voice has returned

But I won’t follow you

 

(Verse 2)

No more I-love-you’s

As Annie sings

I’ll get inspiration

From what life can bring

 

(Chorus)

And I’ll chase the stars

Go after their glare

Depicting their beauty

Is always fair

 

And I’ll chase the flora

The fauna, the world

I’ll look for the girl

I was before

 

(Verse 3)

This song is too long

The meaning has ended

For the sake of the structure

I will have to extend it

 

(Verse 4)

Love is a creature

That needs loving back

Otherwise, the feeling

Quickly fades to black

 

 

 

Is It a Story Of…

 

(Verse 1)

Sometimes I wonder what would have been

If our paths hadn’t wound up here

And you and I hadn’t met

Would I be happy or would I be sad?

Would it be good or would it be bad?

If we hadn’t done what we had

 

(Chorus)

Is it a story of coincidences

Or conscious choices?

Is it a story of ideal paths

Or wide awake voices?

Is it a story written in the stars

Or is it a story that we chose to be ours?

 

(Verse 2)

Sometimes I wonder: why is it why

That I had to cry all the tears that I cried

And try the things that I tried?

Is it to end up with the right man

Or to fulfill the wish of the mighty heaven?

Will I ever know why, oh, why?

 

 

 

I Got You

 

(Verse 1)

When the seasons start to change

And life to rearrange

I know there is one thing that’s solid

When there’s no one left to chat with

And life’s boring and flat

You’ll come to the rescue, I know it

 

(Chorus)

I got you

I got you

I got you

And I feel good

 

(Verse 2)

When I’m eyeing my prize

But obstacles arise

You smile and the winning is closer

When it’s hard to carry on

With friendly people gone

You joke and the whole world just opens

 

(Verse 3)

When what I smell’s defeat

You say I’m hard to beat

And soon I’m regaining my spirit

You’re always by my side

Together in this ride

You’re mine, you belong here, I feel it!

 

 

 

 

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