Tal Bachman Masquerade

From the moment I dreamt you

I saw your face in every picture around

Saw your face in every faceless crowd

From the moment I loved you,

Long before I’d even met you at all,

I knew this day was going to come

I don’t want to lose you by telling you the truth

So I could lie just a little

Talk to you in riddles

Play the whole charade

I could stay in the middle

Play you like a fiddle

I could masquerade

But I won’t hide from you darling

I’ve got to make it clear

I’m not all that you’re thinking

I’m not how I appear

It’s a risk I’m taking

I’m trying to be myself so you see

While I’m trying to be a better me

There’s no hesitating, I’ll do what I should

I won’t blind your eyes, I won’t see you surprised

I won’t lie to you baby, you’ve got to realize

And now that I’ve won you

Gonna give you everything that you need

Tal Bachman Divine

It’s like the eye of a hurricane

It’s like the whistle of a distant train

It’s like gravity

It’s like the salmon swimming upstream

It’s like rain from a cloudless sky

It’s like a melody that makes you cry

It’s beyond chemistry

And our hearts are beating in time

Our love is deeper than the deepest sea

It’s something that we can’t conceive or describe

Our love is higher than the highest plane

It’s something that we can’t explain or deny

How can I define something so divine’

It’s in the way that you look at me

The words we don’t need to speak

It’s more than telepathy

It’s in the air that we both breathe

And all my logic and reasoning

Don’t seem to mean a thing

It’s unsayable

So, I’m gonna let my spirit sing it

Our love is deeper than the deepest sea

It’s something that we can’t conceive or describe

Our love is higher than the highest plane

Something that we can’t explain or deny

How can I define something so divine’

Our love is deeper than the deepest sea

It’s something that we can’t conceive or describe

Our love is higher than the highest plane

Higher than we can explain or deny

How can I define something so divine?

Our love is deeper than the deepest sea

It’s something that we can’t conceive or describe

Our love is higher than the highest plane

Something that we can’t explain or deny

No matter how I try, words won’t come to mind

How can I define something so divine?

Tal Bachman An Ocean Lies Between Us

I’m here, taking off at speed

The world’s beneath my feet

And an ocean lies between us

Up high, a supersonic flight

The jets in overdrive

And an ocean lies between us

And I’m shock-eyed

Ocean lies between us

Alone you’re rising

The sun-kissed horizon away

A white light, another big time deal

My future’s all but sealed

And an ocean lies between us

But don’t fear, I’ll call you up tonight

No excuse or alibi

Though an ocean lies between us

And I’m shock-eyed

Ocean lies between us

Alone you’re rising

The sun-kissed horizon away

Out late, the hours swirling by

I forgot to call tonight

’cause an ocean lies between us

I’m Back home, I slip in for a day

In the morning I leave at 8

And an ocean lies between us

And I’m shock-eyed

Ocean lies between us

And I’m shock-eyed

Ocean lies between us

Tal Bachman I Am Free

Sea, sand and stone

Wreath ’round this ground I call my own

White dark, concrete sky

Blacks out the sun with icy night

Even though the ocean roars

And the storm is bold, and the rain is cold

Here I was born

Though winter winds have blown

And bitter seeds been sown

I gave you all I am and all I hope to be

Now I am free

Wind fill my frame

Fire me with your immortal flame

Even though I am poor

Through the looking glass, I watch unfold

What can’t be told

[Chorus]

Though fortunes rise and fall

It’s no concern at all

I gave you all I am, and all I hope to be

Now I am free

Even though I am poor

Through the looking glass, I watch unfold

What can’t be told

[Chorus]

Tal Bachman Once In A Lifetime

New love, new life

Straight face, hoping everything’s fine

We’ve got no frills, late bills,

Rent payments, we’re walking up hill

But we’re in tune, in time

You’re due at the end of July

So we’ll work hard, take heart

In a life…

Once in a lifetime

Changed house, changed job,

Now we’re three, and still bumping along

Now I’m downsized, wound tight

I’ll make it better tomorrow

We’re gonna make it tomorrow

Months pass, too fast

I’m back to college and classified ads

And then I’m hired, suit and tied,

I’ll climb this ladder no matter the price

We’re gonna rise, ’cause I’m going to climb

Up this ladder no matter the price

Tal Bachman Broken

I’m making my way home

The headlights blur and glow

Got my steering wheel gripped tight

I’m gonna try again,

But I’m not sure how to mend

What’s gone wrong without a fight

Can’t find the words

To understand

Of that which ends

We’re up and down like an ocean

A tidal wave of emotion

Yeah yeah yeah

Don’t know what to do and nothing comes to mind

My inspiration has run dry

Looks like we’re finally broken

Yeah yeah yeah yeah

I’m pullin’ up the drive

Takin’ too much time

Like a stranger out of place

I try to force a smile,

If only for a while

And we’ll sit down face to face

If I hear you

And you hear me

It should be so easy

Yeah yeah yeah yeah

We’re up and down like an ocean

A tidal wave of emotion

Yeah yeah yeah

Don’t know what to think

And don’t know what to say

We’re out of luck and we’re losin’ faith

It looks like we’re finally broken

Yeah yeah yeah yeah

Na na na na

Na na na na

Na na na na

Yeah yeah yeah yeah

Na na na na

Na na na na

Na na na na

We started something so fine and rare

And now we’re stuck in neutral, we’re goin nowhere

No, we’re goin’ nowhere

I hold my breath and walk through the door

I said I think we outta try once more

You said I just don’t want to anymore

Because we’re up and down like an ocean

A tidal wave of emotion

Yeah yeah

Don’t know what to do and nothing comes to mind

My inspiration has run dry

Looks like we’re finally broken

Yeah yeah yeah yeah

Nothing left to be spoken

No no

Looks like we’re finally broken

Yeah yeah yeah yeah

Na na na na

Na na na na

Na na na na

No no yeah yeah

Na na na na

Na na na na

Na na na na

Tal Bachman If You Sleep

Figure of divine perfection

No one’s loved with more affection

Soul to soul we’ve breathed

Oh, I won’t let The Fates succeed

Worried hours of contemplation

Whispered bits of conversation

Unaffected orderlies

Disinfected rooms and hallways

And if you sleep you sleep with God

And if I cry, it’s for my heart

Why should I hope to make it through?

‘Cause if you sleep, I’ll sleep too

Jagged thorns and pretty petals

Butterflies and stinging nettles

Sunny days and nights of blackness

But where’s the joy to cure my sadness?

And if you sleep you sleep with God

And if I cry, it’s for my heart

Why should I hope to make it through?

‘Cause if you sleep, I’ll sleep too

Gleaming cars and covered faces

Teary eyes in hallowed places

Grass and granite stone

No one’s been more all alone

And if you sleep you sleep with God

And if I cry, it’s for my heart

Why should I hope to make it through?

‘Cause if you sleep, I’ll sleep too

Why should I hope to make it through?

‘Cause if you sleep, I’ll sleep too

Tal Bachman Staring Down The Sun

It’s hard to help but see

God played a trick on me

Walking up the street to the diner to eat

Expecting nothing but a five dollar feast

She took me by surprise

That pair of bright blue eyes

I caught her glance, I smiled, we said hi

Both headed inside

With shooting stars colliding

With planets all aligning

There’s not much that can be done

You wouldn’t dare deny it

And if you try to fight it

It’s like staring down the sun

It’s like staring down the sun

I flexed, I smoothed my hair

I watched her sitting there

Asked her if she’d mind if I sat down beside

She said she didn’t, and we talked until nine

And then we said, “good night

Until tomorrow night”

I laid down staring at the ceiling

Life before my eyes

With shooting stars colliding

With planets all aligning

There’s not much that can be done

You wouldn’t dare deny it

And if you try to fight it

It’s like staring down the sun

It’s like staring down the sun

In this surreality

(You can taste and touch and breathe)

Now it’s my reality

And so one story ends

But another one begins…

I laid down staring at the ceiling

Life before my eyes

With shooting stars colliding

With planets all aligning

There’s not much that can be done

You wouldn’t dare deny it

And if you try to fight it

It’s like staring down the sun

It’s like staring down the sun

It’s like staring down the sun

Tal Bachman Aeroplane

I was wrong to keep you underneath my finger

I was wrong to try and change you like I did

Oh I was a fool, I was to blame

And I put myself to shame

Now you and your love can show me the way

(You gave me your heart and one last chance)

Now I, I feel like an aeroplane above the rain

And I, I wont make the same mistakes I used to make

It was love and evolution

It was tearing it us apart

I prayed for a solution and I found it in your heart

Now I, I feel like an aeroplane above the rain

I can fly,

It’s true, I loved taking you for granted

I was deaf and numb and blind to who you were

Now I’m gonna show you and you’re gonna see

Everything you mean to me

I am going to be there whenever you need

(I’ll protect you, I’ll respect you)

Now I, I feel like an aeroplane above the rain

And I, I won’t make the same mistakes I used to make

It was just another emotion

It was running through my veins

But you gave me your devotion and something in me changed

Now I, I feel like an aeroplane above the rain

I can fly

(I’ll protect you, I’ll respect you)

Now I, I feel like an aeroplane above the rain

Yes and I, I wont’ make the same mistakes I used to make

Oh I feel like aeroplane above the rain

Yes and I, I won’t make the same mistakes I used to make

Some questions have no answers

Some answers have no truth

The Truth is my religion

And I seen the truth in you

And I, I feel like an aeroplane above the rain

I can fly.

Tal Bachman Danger By Design

Vain and reprehensible

Shamed and indefensible

Steamy when you start to speak

Particular, and never weak at all

Slyly unpredictable

Stubbornly intractable

You’re happily contemptible

Easy and delectable you are

I can read your mind

You’re danger by design

Irresistible coquette

Thinking over what you said

You said, “Love is only make believe

Love is what you feel and see, that’s all”

It’s gone too far

You’re out of sight but I’m a fool

The writing’s on the wall and that’s the truth

Wicked tongue and wicked lies

Wicked heart and wicked mind

There’s nothing sacred you won’t steal

There’s nothing more you could reveal at all