Roses Fade Blue

by Reto Burrell

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released January 30, 2004

produced by Reto Burrell
recorded and mixed by Reto Muggli at Powerplay Studios, Switzerland
mastered by Urs Lee Weber at Powerplay Studios, Switzerland

all songs written by Reto Burrell
except ‘A Spell On Me’ written by Daniel Stoller, ‘Forever Is A Long Time’ written by Jabe Beyer, ‘Summertime’ written by Heyward, Gershwin, Gershwin

Reto Burrell: vocals, acoustic guitars
Charlie Zimmerman: acoustic guitars
John Gentry Tennyson: piano, organ, rhodes
Stefania Verita: cello
Angelo Bossi: congas, drum loops
Rob Viso: snare, percussion
Anita Spahni: backing vocals

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Track Name: Roses Fade Blue
Roses Fade Blue

Hanging on a high wire
Feet dangling in the air
I might not ever come down
And it’s driving me to despair

I want to make amends
By bringing you a gift
Shake away this madness
And lead lonely days into a crash
When Roses Fade Blue

Let’s talk about the good life
How it will never last
By hanging around street corners
The changes came too fast

I heard about the newborn
That child ain’t got no name
Tell me where are the parents
Tell me who is to blame

When Roses Fade Blue
Uuuuh
When Roses Fade Blue
Uuuuh

For sure you don’t know it
You’re leaning out too far
So brave while watching others
Trying to forget who you are

When Roses Fade Blue
Uuuuh
When Roses Fade Blue
Uuuuh
When Roses Fade Blue
When Roses Fade Blue
Track Name: Guilty But Innocent
Guilty But Innocent

Long about ten years ago
I met a girl named Peggy Rose
I knew she was my best friends mate
But thinking about that, was just too late
She caught me with her shiny eyes
And sent me straight to paradise
Wasn’t fair, but sure felt right
As Peg and me went out that night
Now I know it was love at first sight

Uuh, we’re guilty but innocent
Uuh, we’re guilty but innocent

Since then we’re still a couple now
But my old friend still shouts it out
He wanna break us apart
By telling lies and spitting hard
Anyone can see his life’s a mess
And I’m to blame, I must confess
I know for him it’ll never be right
Since I took his girl out that night
And fell in love at first sight

Uuh, we’re guilty but innocent
Uuh, we’re guilty but innocent
Uuh, we’re guilty but innocent of love
Love

I know it’s hard, but it feels right
You can’t defend against love at first sight

Uuh, we’re guilty but innocent
Uuh, we’re guilty but innocent
Uuh, we’re guilty but innocent of love
Track Name: Time Can Heal
Time Can Heal


After the warning
The one last call
I should have known
Before I let it fall
But I don’t need nothing
Except for your love
Please take me back
Or turn me off

Tell me time can heal
And show me how it feels
Truth may hurt sometimes
But we will find a rhyme

After we calm down
At the end of a storm
We’re still together
And now even more
We want this forever
For our love to grown better
I know you need me
Like I need you

Tell me time can heal
And show me how it feels
Truth may hurt sometimes
But we will find a rhyme

This is you and me
Walking the years of our lives
No matter how many miles
Show me how it feels
To believe that time can heal

Time can heal
Track Name: A Spell On Me
A Spell On Me


I said: No, I'm not jealous, my love is stronger than yours
You said: You love me but you feel like you're in jail
I said: I love you so, you’re everything I want
You said: Oh that's nice, but you don't wanna live in chains

I don't know why you satisfied me
I loved you baby

But you, you put a spell on me
Put a spell on me

I said: It's killing me, suspicion a condition of love
You said: You're sorry, but you can't change my mind
I said: Well, help me and gimme just a simple sign
You Said: You gave me all you had, it’s not enough
Not enough, no

I don't know why you satisfied me
I loved you baby

But you, you put a spell on me
Put a spell on me
Put a spell on me
Put a spell on me

I said: Keep the table, keep the chairs and I wish you luck
You said: Oh thank you and let’s stay in touch
Ooh, what a lie

I don't know why you satisfied me
I loved you baby

But you, you put a spell on me
Put a spell on me
Put a spell on me
Put a spell on me

Put a spell on me
Put a spell on me
Put a spell on me
Put a spell on me

I put a spell on you
Track Name: Club Of Indecision
Club Of Indecision


Everybody’s looking for something
To build up in their lives
Everybody’s sneaking on someone
Watching with them jealous eyes

No one dares to tell you
And no one needs to know
I know this is our living
But I can’t, I can’t tell you why

Welcome to the club of indecision
Welcome to “I don’t know anything at all”
I know nothing, nothing at all

There are too many good reasons
And too many ways to go
It looks like it’s easy
When you got no choice, have no choice at all

Welcome to the club of indecision
Welcome to “I don’t know anything at all”

Dodododododododo
Dodododododododo

Welcome to the club of indecision
Welcome to the club of indecision
Welcome to “I don’t know anything at all”
Cause I know nothing
And I don’t know you
Track Name: Ordinary
Ordinary


Talked against the wall
An echo for an answer
I tried so hard but never really understood

Stayed at home and hid
With nothing but a riddle
A solution ain’t as easy as life should be

Did you ever know your right
But drowned in doubts
Have you ever seen it clear
Despite the clouds
Did you ever walk away
Then turned around

It is ordinary, so ordinary

Time’s catching up
But me, oh I’m a crawler
It’s the going not the getting there

You know, I drew it on the floor
Now looking at this picture
No it ain’t what I used to see before

Did you ever know your right
But drowned in doubts
Have you ever seen it clear
Despite the clouds
Did you ever walk away
Then turned around

It is ordinary, so ordinary

Can we still believe
Reaching out to receive

All we do is walk in circles
It’s the going not the getting there

Did you ever know your right
But drowned in doubts
Have you ever seen it clear
Despite the clouds
Did you ever walk away
Then turned around

It is ordinary, so ordinary
It is ordinary, so ordinary
Track Name: Bag
Bag

I got a bag full of emotions
Standing in the exit line
Trying to clear my mind of you
Buzzing like a neon sign

But tell me
Are “Fuck Off” our final words
Can’t believe it’s all said and done
And it happened to us

No I, I don’t wanna cry for you
No I, I really don’t

Looks like things don’t always turn out the way they’re planned
Cheap love, fast sex
Just dried out souls in a wasted land
Staying away from arguing means staying away from love

No I, I don’t wanna cry for you
No I, I don’t really wanna cry
No I, I don’t wanna cry for you
No I, I don’t really wanna cry

I got a bag full of emotions
Which I’d love to pour out
I’d dig a hole and fill it up with ....

No I, I don’t wanna cry for you
No I, I don’t really wanna cry ‎
No I, I don’t wanna cry for you
No I, I don’t wanna cry for you
Track Name: Forever Is A Long Time
Forever is a Long Time


You can dream until your bed is broken
Cry until you drown
Speak till every word you’ve spoken just goes round and round
But there’s sirens in the air tonight
And a body they can find
You could go to jail forever now, and forever is a long, long time boy

Forever is a long, long time
Forever is a long, long time, boy
Forever is a long, long time

Oh, little black bird seen what you done
But he wont tell on you
Another man seen you wave that gun and
You got a rid of him too
Thunder claps above your head and
The clock keeps ticking time
Nothing but bars, a bowl and a bed
Forever is a long, long time

Forever is a long, long time, boy
Forever is a long time, long time
Forever is a long, long time, boy
Forever is a long time, long time

And I said this before
I mean it even more this time

The county line is an hour walking I suggest you run,
One hundred years of stripes and working don’t sound too much fun
Why’d you go and do it, did the devil wreck your mind?
Luck can’t pull you through it now
Forever is a long, long time

Forever is a long, long time, boy
Forever is a long time, long time
Forever is a long, long time, boy
Forever is a long time, long time

Forever is a long, long time, boy
Forever is a long time, long time
Forever is a long, long time, boy
Forever is a long time, long time
Track Name: Summertime
Summertime

Summertime, and the living is easy
Fish are jumping and the cotton is high
Oh, you’re daddy’s rich and you’re mama’s good looking
So hush, little baby, don’t you cry

One of these mornings, you going to rise up singing
Then you’ll spread you’re wings and you’ll take the sky
But ‘til that morning, there’s a nothing can harm you
With you’re daddy and you’re mommy standing by

Summertime
Summertime
Summertime, and living is easy

Living is easy
Living is easy, easy
Cause it’s summertime
Oooh
Track Name: Find
Find


Standing in front of a burning crowd
Watching the lights hit the ground where a man
Juggles in the ring

Coloured makeup around his eyes
Can’t make the sadness in him die
But their laughs ease his mind for awhile

You better find what you’re looking for
Find which way to go
Find something of your own
And make it right for you

Back in his cabin on wheels at night
He writes jokes by candlelight
And weeps himself to sleep

Ain’t it the way it’s always been before
When you’ve got all
But still want more then you are
But who are you

You better find what you’re looking for
Find which way to go
Find something of your own
Open up and see it clear
And make it right for you

Cause it feels good
Walking your own parade
It feels good
Just laying in the shade

You better find what you’re looking for
Find some way to go
Find something of your own
And make it right for you

You better find what you’re looking for
Find which way to go
Find something of your own (something you can call you own)
And make it right for you

You better find
You better find
You better find
You better find
Track Name: Don't Want No More
Don’t Want No More


You haven’t said one word
While we’re hanging around the table
My glass is still full of you
But it feels empty and smells of sorrow
That won’t die

Talking won’t get us further
When I’m the only one saying anything
How can you turn a blind eye to it all
ooh

You don’t want it
Don’t want me no more
You don’t need it
Don’t need me no more

We don’t have much
Much in common anymore
It’s split and pieces are missing
Love is backed against the wall
Let’s put it down

You don’t want it
Don’t want me no more
You don’t need it
Don’t need me no more
You don’t want it
Don’t want me no more
You don’t need it
Don’t need me no more

No more
No more