Riding Home

  • Silent Cloud - The stream
    The stream

    Oh you know
    a long long time ago
    I've said pain was all I had

    now with the new life that I found
    I see the beauty all around

    but you
    got better things to do
    than wait until it is too late

    you're floating on just like a stream
    you wouldn't wait for her or him

    now that I find what only was a dream
    and what is real
    I've come to talk to you
    I want to tell you how I feel

    but you
    got better things to do
    than wait until it is too late


    you're floating on just like a stream
    you wouldn't wait for her or him

    and now I found what only was a dream
    and what was real
    I've come to talk to you
    I want to tell you how I feel

    oh you know
    a long long time ago
    I have said pain was all I had

    now with the new life that I found
    I see the beauty all around

    and now I know what only is a dream
    but what is real
    I've come to talk to you
    I want to tell you how I feel

    oh you know a long long time ago
    I have said pain was all I had

    Vocals, guitar, piano : Harald Settele
    Double bass : Akira Ando
  • Silent Cloud - Don't be to fast
    Don't be too fast

    Oh I would'nt mind
    if you took what you need
    but don't go oh please for you know how I feel

    it is morning in my eyes
    'though it's evening in my soul
    and I know that you want to go


    please don't let down what I've loved all these years
    and if you feel like breaking up don't be too fast


    'cos my memories always shine
    there's so much loving on my mind
    and I know that you want to go

    Vocals, guitar: Harald Settele
    Lead guitar: Markus Schmidt
    Double bass: Akira Ando
    Percussion: Yaw Dompreh
  • Silent Cloud - Picturebook
    Picturebook
     
    And so I have to leave you now
    although I hate to go
    I turn pages in my picturebook
    I look for a page I know
    I stare through my window
    no place to go
    your train is leaving
    in the morning sun
    my love where have you gone

    and then I see another
    lonely weekend
    with wind crying through my hair
    and the last remaining morning mist
    is clearing everywhere
    dead leaves are falling
    memories are calling
    dark clouds are drifting
    across the sky
    and Autumn made me cry

    and so I'm writing letters to my home
    that's covered now with snow
    to friends who once have shared this life with me
    they come and go
    I see their faces before my eyes
    I hear their voices speak to me
    and their love will set me free

    and frosty mornings misty nights
    leave crystals in the street
    and a winter Lady is walking softly
    with frostwork on her feet
    winter breeze crying, the year is dying
    the last December days are here
    and without a sound they dissappear

    and so I have to leave you now
    although I hate to go
    I turn pages in my picturebook
    I look for a page I know
    I stare through my window
    there's no place to go
    your train is leaving
    in the morning sun
    my love where have you gone



    Vocals, piano : Harald Settele
    Slide guitar, bass,
    background vocals : Simon Olivier
  • Silent Cloud - Moments in time
    Moments in time

    Morning paper letters never sent
    fading faces of those
    I once called friends
    loving you will never feel
    the same to me again
    and I will never know
    why I love you so

    one more coffee another cigarette
    fairly easy to get it through my head
    but holding you will never feel
    the same to me again
    and I will never know
    where your love will go

    fading moments in time
    a love that was mine
    is now put on the shelf
    morning sunlight
    and late night summer rain
    tell me softly I'll be with you again
    but seeing you will never feel
    the same to me again
    and you will never know
    that I miss you so

    late night candle
    and memories in my head
    words unspoken
    and written down instead
    loving you will never be
    the same to me again
    and I will never know
    why I miss you so

    fading moments in time
    a love that was mine
    is now put on the shelf

    morning paper letters never sent
    fading faces of those
    I once called friends
    loving you will never feel
    the same to me again
    and I will never know why I love you so

    fading moments in time
    a love that was mine
    there it is on the shelf



    Vocals, guitar : Harald Settele
    Lead guitar : Markus Schmidt
    Double bass : Akira Ando
  • Silent Cloud - January Tale
    January tale

    Silent winter's day
    children scream and play
    snowflakes perform their symphony
    in my back yard gallery

    January tale
    winter sky so pale
    wind of thoughts inside my head
    and my love seems to be dead

    and there you are still on my mind
    I will not call you back again
    after all these boken dreams

    Lady of the light
    back again tonight
    caress me with your lonely eyes
    in a love that never dies

    emptiness my friend
    have you come again
    sing your answer to me do
    oh I thought I had escaped from you

    and there you are still in my world
    you'll follow me wherever I go
    after all these years

    silent winter's night
    wind blows with all it's might
    a ballet of the midnight rain
    frozen on my window pane

    January tale
    winter streets so pale
    wind of thoughts inside my head
    and my love seems to be dead

    and there you are still on my mind
    I would not call you back again
    after all these broken dreams

    Vocals, guitar : Harald Settele
    Lead guitar : Markus Schmidt
    Double bass : Akira Ando
    Percussion : Yaw Dompreh




  • Silent Cloud - English Autumn
    English Autumn

    English Autumn fading year
    like a little child
    trying to work things out
    I'm sitting here
    in my window wonderland
    but a game is on that I will never understand
    feel my love flow
    through space and time
    see the world go 'round and 'round
    and make it mine

    It was never much I came to ask for
    still it was just a joke
    what I've got in return

    feel my love flow
    through space and time
    see the world go 'round and 'round
    and make it mine
    and in my window wonderland
    but a game is on that I will never understand

    and the actors they have left an empty stage now
    if had only understood what they came to play

    English Autumn fading year
    like a little child
    trying to work things out
    I'm sitting here
    and in my window wonderland
    and a game is on that I will never understand
    feel my love flow
    through space and time
    see the world go 'round and 'round
    and make it mine

    oh it was never much I came to ask for
    still it was just a joke
    what I've got in return

    English Autumn fading year
    a little child trying to work things out
    I'm sitting here
    and in my window wonderland
    and a game is on that I will never understand

    Vocals, guitars : Harald Settele
  • Silent Cloud - Summer storm
    Summer storm

    Again the rain
    drops on your window pane
    you see the summer storm
    sweeping down the street
    you now call yours

    the sky of grey clouds
    blowing by
    without a sound
    hangs deep
    enclosing all your
    memories and dreams

    how you wish to meet her
    in a raindrop from the sky
    in a teardrop in your eye

    ah you know she's marvellous
    she'll show you
    better ways to go
    when you feel down
    and need some peace of mind

    and still that rain
    drops on your window pane
    you're walking down the lane
    wondering if she's
    thinking of you now


    Vocals, guitar : Harald Settele
    Lead guitar : Markus Schmidt
    Double bass : Akira Ando
    Percussion : Yaw Dompreh
  • Silent Cloud - Railbridge
    Railbridge

    Take me to that railbridge
    southern line
    where I used to see
    the friends of mine
    waiting for a train to come
    waving little boys

    wondering where those
    steam pulled trains would go
    when our little lives
    were still so slow
    we watched the steam clouds
    fill the sky
    and slowly blow away

    meet me there I'll tell you
    where I've been
    what my desillusioned eyes
    have seen
    what I dreamed and what I've lost
    so many years ago

    take me that railbride
    southern line
    where I still can feel
    those dreams of mine
    but faster trains now run that line
    rushing over fast

    climb down to the tracks
    I'll show you where
    the beautiful twin sisters
    went in despair
    and waiting for a train to come
    their lives were over fast

    meet me by that rail bridge
    southern line
    where I used to see
    the friends of mine
    waiting for a train to come
    waving little boys

    wondering where those
    steam pulled trains would go
    when our little lives
    were still so slow
    we watched the steam clouds
    fill the sky
    and slowly blow away

    Vocals, guitars : Harald Settele
  • Silent Cloud - You and I
    You and I

    You and I walking down the road
    as the evening light covers the fields
    picking up the scattered broken glass
    that shines the colours of our broken dreams

    and now I hold you in my arms
    trying to find my way back home
    and another dream
    lies broken on my road

    there you go with your shining eyes
    and the evening wind
    plays through your hair
    I follow you along a winding path
    my thoughts build castles
    in the golden air

    but I feel oh so many miles away
    I'm so helpless when I cry
    and all I want to do is tell you why

    walking down the street alone
    picking flowers for your little smile
    I sing your songs for you
    oh I'm so glad
    if I made you happy for a little while


    and in my mind I paint another picture
    for my picture book
    when I'll feel sad I'll just have
    to take a look at it

    and soon I'll be so far away
    so I'm singing you a good-bye
    the four winds blow
    oh I'll miss you so
    but like so many times I just can't cry

    oh but I know in all those years
    to come
    you'll stay somewhere in my world
    and in my dreams I still can hear your words

    and now I hold you in my arms
    trying to find my way back home
    and another dream
    lies broken on my road

    oh yes another dream
    lies broken on my road


    Vocals, guitar : Harald Settele
    Lead guitar : Markus Schmidt
    Double bass : Akira Ando Percussion :
    Yaw Dompreh
  • Silent Cloud - Down the road
    Down the road

    Please stop staring now
    out of that window there
    you won't find anyone
    there anywhere
    boy please don't you cry
    time is passing by
    you can't change the ways
    of that what happens

    oh she won't come down the road
    in the morning light

    Ma, please let me go
    I want to go to play
    and in the yard down there
    is so much sunshine
    pretty girl come back
    and light me with your smile
    my clouds are deep and black
    blow them away

    see me run down the hill
    to my fields of grass
    that they don't understand
    I keep my memories warm
    singing songs all day
    that they don't understand

    oh please stop staring now
    out of that window there
    you won't find anyone
    there anywhere
    boy please don't you cry
    time is passing by
    and you can't change the ways
    of that what happens

    no she won't come down the road
    in the morning light
    no she won't come down the road
    in the morning light


    Vocals, guitar : Harald Settele
    Lead guitar : Markus Schmidt
    Double bass : Akira Ando
    Percussion : Yaw Dompreh
    Saxophone : Frank Frai
  • Silent Cloud - Where we belong
    Where we belong

    And as the cold days linger on
    I store away my summer clothes
    I shiver and I put the kettle on

    see the morning sun arise
    and an infinite tranquility
    surrounds my solitary paradise

    and as the clouds are drifting on
    I think of all the many times
    throughout my life that I spent on my own

    so far away somewhere you start your lonely day
    as I have started my day lonely without you
    and I count the days until you will come home
    but still it feels so very long
    until you’ll be back home where you belong

    see me cry, see me cry
    wipe those tears out of my eyes
    share with me the entities that make up our reality
    it’s not an easy one I know
    but wherever we will go
    we will find our way back home

    when I look back over the years
    then all my life’s insanities
    so long long gone still fill my eyes with tears

    and the empty barren walls
    just echo my soliloquies
    today I’ll have to go it all alone

    but then I think of how you came into my life
    so unexpectedly amazing big surprise
    gave me a home so I could let my soul run free
    always knowing perfectly
    there’s a place waiting for me where I belong

    see me fly, see me fly
    see those white clouds in the sky
    like days in life away they blow
    and no one knows where they will go
    like days without you lost and gone
    but however far we’ll run
    we will find our way back home

    and as the quiet evening falls
    I’m shaking off my solitude
    it’s just another day I spent alone

    now the night is coming on
    and not a person spoke to me
    since I have risen early all alone

    so far away somewhere you end your lonely day
    as I am ending my day lonely without you
    I see you count the days until you can go home
    oh but it feels so very long until you’ll be back home
    where you belong

    oh yes it feels so very long
    until you’ll be back home
    where you belong

    I kiss a drifting cloud for you
    and I’ll be waiting here for you
    where you belong

    I kiss a drifting cloud for you
    here where I quietly wait for you
    where you belong


    Vocals, e-piano : Harald Settele
  • Silent Cloud - Riding home
    Riding home

    Pounding head, aching eyeballs
    head is heavy and night falls
    any log on is definitely denied
    street lights flashing in rhythm
    taxi rushes beneath them
    see the night demon’s colourful delight

    she is riding home
    riding home with me
    she is riding home
    riding home with me

    well she’s no child of sorrow
    acts like there’s no tomorrow
    and she’ll find me wherever I may be
    she’s known all my good times
    and she’s known all my bad times
    now she started to take everything from me

    and she’s riding home
    riding home with me
    she is riding home
    riding home with me

    she takes a fun ride with me
    she takes a fun ride with me

    well now I feel her coming
    steel guitar heavy drumming
    you know everywhere I go she follows me

    freezes my smile in my day time
    steals my dreams from my night time
    there  is no way to escape from her for me

    and she’s riding home riding home with me
    she is riding home riding home with me

    she takes a fun ride with me
    she takes a fun ride with me

     I thank this world for a good life
    for a home and a good wife
    and for all the precious things it gave to me

    but now the clock’s ticking stronger
    and the shadows grow longer
    turn my head time is always after me

    and she’s riding home riding home with me
    she is riding home riding home with me

    she takes a fun ride with me
    takes a fun ride with me
    takes a fun ride with me
    she takes a fun ride with me


    Vocals, guitar : Harald Settele