Djai Skjellerup

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Make Me Feel I Belong

Doo Doo Doo...Doo Doo Doo...Doo Doo Doo..Doo Doo Doo.....

I’ve tripped and I have fallen and I’ve turned the other cheek

But you welcomed me into your arms without asking what I seek

You shared with me your shelter and the warmth of your caress

When I told you I had no more to give you did not care less

 

I’m broken and can’t be well until these words I tell

 

Oh play me a gentle song that makes me feel I belong.

Oh play me a gentle song that makes me feel I belong.

 

In the gloom of the unspoken I hid away the truth

But the time has come to say to you I’m glad you helped me through

There I’ve done it once again; not saying what I think

Each time I try to tell it out I pull back from the brink

 

I’m honest but I can’t be well until these words I tell

 

Oh play me a gentle song that makes me feel I belong.

Oh play me a gentle song that makes me feel I belong.

Oh play me a gentle song that reminds me of where I’m from.

Oh play me a gentle song so we can all sing along……

Gael’s Blue

Half an hour til the lights come on again

And she was here last night, she was here

Taxi drivers waiting for a fare and I see

Diners close blinds

 

Don’t tell me you know, you know

Cause you’ve been there

Don’t tell me you know, you know

Cause it’s different for me and I say

 

Gael’s Blue, Gael’s Blue

Gael’s Blue, Gael’s Blue

 

Your remorse is a place to go

When you’re lonely and tired

I’ve seen you standing in that lonely place

Your heart open and wide

 

Don’t tell me you know, you know

Cause you’ve been there

Don’t tell me you know, you know

Cause it’s different for me and I say

 

Gael’s Blue, Gael’s Blue

Gael’s Blue, Gael’s Blue

 

Instrumental based on verse

 

Gael’s Blue, Gael’s Blue

Gael’s Blue, Gael’s Blue

A Lover's Prayer

Why did you come here when you should be with her?

It’s better that she be with you.

You know she wants you, go to her.

Don’t fool yourself that it’s not true.

Who do you love?

Who do you love?

Who do you love?

If not her.

 

She and I are not so different.

But I don’t have what your heart needs.

We both know what will make you happy.

It’s not as hard as it may seem.

The only difference.

The only difference.

The only difference.

Is that you love her.

 

It’s important to me to see you happy.

There’s only one way that can be.

It makes you better when you are with her.

I can no more come in between.

I won’t forgive you.

I won’t forgive you.

I won’t forgive you.

If you break her heart.

Amazing

So you want me to show you what you already know is there

You can’t get used to knowing that I no longer care

Your unseen hours are spent struggling with despair

But I like to think I know

A little more than what I know

 

You used to think this life was amazing, amazing

If you’ll only let it

You used to think this life was amazing, amazing

If you’ll only let it in

If you’ll only let it in

 

Just look around you there’s a life here to be led

You can’t take on the world if you can’t get out of bed

Juts draw a line beneath the things you’d wished you’d said

But you like to think you know

A little more than what you know

 

You used to think this life was amazing, amazing

If you’ll only let it

You used to think this life was amazing, amazing

If you’ll only let it in

If you’ll only let it in

Cotton Tree

FannyAnn Eddy fought fearlessly for the human rights of lesbians and gays in her country, Sierra Leone, and for the recognition of their existence that many African leaders seek to deny. She started the Sierra Leone Lesbian and Gay Association to support that cause.

On 18th April 2004 FannyAnn made a statement to the United Nations Convention on Human Rights in Geneva. She sought to highlight the barbaric treatment gay and lesbian minorities suffered in Sierra Leone and other African states. "We live in fear within our communities," Eddy testified before the U.N., "where we face constant harassment and violence from neighbours and others. Their homophobic attacks go unpunished by authorities, further encouraging their discriminatory and violent treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people."

On 28th September 2004, only 5 months later, assailants broke into the SLLAGA office in Freetown, while FannyAnn was working alone late at night. She was repeatedly raped, stabbed and had her neck broken. 

Sierra Leone Police denied that FannyAnn Eddy was a victim of a hate crime. Her attackers were never apprehended. She left a 9 year old son.

 

I have raised my hands and I have fended off the blows.

I have stood my ground and my eyes have never closed.

I am not surprised.

That you are scared of what I’ve become

It’s bad enough that I was one, and had a voice.

 

We have paid in blood. In broken teeth and busted nose.

From underneath the flood. We have risen from the flow.

For what you fought to build.

I had also given all I could.

You want a common good, but deny me the same.

 

I am everyone. I am every face on every street.

For each of us that falls a dozen more take to their feet.

They thought that they had won.

But I now thank them and set them free.

Just like the Cotton Tree, I still stand.

Hidden Depths

Underneath the passing ships I taste the salt upon my lips turned blue
Cut adrift in oceans wide I may not see the other side and you
Diving deep for pearls and hopes we are still bound as tight as ropes will keep
It bursts my lungs without breath surrender to the icy depths and sleep


But you have suffered a sea change
Into something rich and strange`    
So I hold my breath and sail into the west
Until the ocean
Gives up its dead



Cast away into the blue I’ll search the ocean wide for you I’m sent
To find you in your slumber all the pressure I am under won’t relent
Looking up I see the sun distorted as it moves among the waves
No matter where your mind may drift console yourself to rest as if you’re saved

But you have suffered a sea change
Into something rich and strange`    
So I hold my breath and sail into the west
Until the ocean
Gives up its dead


Trying Times

In failing light their hands are cupped
What they receive won’t be enough
Another night beneath the darkening skies

If you should fear the coming night
It tempts to think that something might
Numb the world you see before your eyes


These are trying times
These are trying times
There’s no need to remind these are trying times
These are trying times
These are trying times
In these dark ages these are trying times


Above a shop a single room
The streetlights waning in the gloom
A mother cries herself to restless sleep
She has surrendered to the streets
To sell her time to those she meets
Although she’s no more than a child herself


These are trying times
These are trying times
There’s no need to remind these are trying times
These are trying times
These are trying times
In these dark ages these are trying times

Christmas All Year Through

You brought the break of day into my dark night.

It's not like it's alright but it's enough to be going on with.

You brought the thunderclap that woke me from my sleep.

It's not like it's complete but it's enough to get us by.

 

And this Christmas I will try to make it up to you.

Although I am sure to mess it up it's the best that I can do.

So this Christmas let us try to step out of ourselves.

And hope it comes to pass that maybe this can last

Like Christmas All Year Through

 

You brought the lightening strike that chased me from myself

It's not like the hands dealt but it's too close to call

You brought the hurricane that smashed through all I do

But it's not like we have to live our lives this way

 

And this Christmas I will try to make it up to you.

Although I am sure to mess it up it's the best that I can do.

So this Christmas let us try to step out of ourselves.

And hope it comes to pass that maybe this can last

Like Christmas All Year Through 

Get It Together





I’ve got the very thing that you want. I’ve got the very thing that you need.

So if you want to know then talk to me and I’ll take you riding on the wild wind

 

There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do to bring it all back to you

So if the doors are closed and the bridges burnt I’ll still reach you right before you need me

 

Don’t you think, don’t you think, don’t you think that

We should all be making plans, standing proud, holding hands.

Don’t you think, don’t you think

We should Get It Together

Get It Together

 

So I’m asking you to understand if you ever need a helping hand

Should you find yourself at the ends of the earth. Guess where I’ll be? Standing right beside you!

 

Don’t you think, don’t you think, don’t you think that

We should all be making plans, standing proud, holding hands.

Don’t you think, don’t you think

We should Get It Together

Get It Together

 

(Drop down to start  instrumental/vocal wig out)

Bring it on home.

The music’s coming home

Bring it on home

The music’s coming home again

Yeah!

 

Don’t you think, don’t you think, don’t you think that

We should all be making plans, standing proud, holding hands.

Don’t you think, don’t you think

We should Get It Together

 

 

Get Back (Jack Kerouac)

There’s a star in his eyes from 59

When her welcome words lingered on his mind.

And he laughed and he sang as he watched her and he caught her when she fell

 

And his hopes never stayed the same they seemed to get changed

He said “fearless, I think not” and he always took the blame

And a greater man he would be with this responsibility

 

The other night I had a dream on the sidewalk of Beaulieu Street

With pencil and paper

 

Get Back Jack Kerouac

Take it back again oh take it back again

Get Back Jack Kerouac

 

Scene; the midnight shadow. Sound; the barking dogs.

Sweetest sandy dew and visions that were lost.

And he laughed as he fell down the hill and broke his back.

 

Some of my tragic dreams on a holy Sunday night

I come to this conclusion

 

Get Back Jack Kerouac

Take it back again oh take it back again

Get Back Jack Kerouac

 

Every prayer I ever said on every train I ever jumped.

I come to this conclusion.

 

Get Back Jack Kerouac

Take it back again oh take it back again

Get Back Jack Kerouac

 

How It Feels

I don’t want to lie
For the sake of being right
It’s time to let this go
And be glad that we have known
A walk in summer fields
The breeze beneath your heels
That sent us on our way
And helped to split the grey

It’s been the best it could have been
There’s no more we should have seen
I’ll carry all these times
Say it once more because I…..
But I don’t want to forget
But I don’t want to forget
How It Feels

This is just the truth.
I’ve laid it out for you
I bless the day we met
But now that time is spent
What most will never know
Filled us up and overflowed
So we could take no more
Looking back I will be sure

It’s been the best it could have been
There’s no more we should have seen
I’ll carry all these times
Say it once more because I…..
But I don’t want to forget
But I don’t want to forget
How It Feels

I Will Find My Rest

For the days we were given
And the tears you have cried
I’ll send back the memory
By the time I have arrived
You can overcome
Like we overcome together
No thought given to whether
We were better for the time
As the last of the light fades in the west
I Will Find My Rest 

Don’t name a star in the heavens
Or write it down in stone
Don’t carve it out on a wooden cross
Cause that won’t be my home
In the in between
Of the daytime and the night
Don’t wonder if it might
Have been better anyway
For the rest of time more or less
I Will Find My Rest

I Just Want To Be Wanted

Who will I be today? 
Someone you know or someone far away?

I don’t choose it. It’s something that happens

To get in the way between you and me and friends

Where shall I begin?

Don’t be angry. I want to let you in

If it was up to me I would throw open the door

But it’s easier to laugh than to wonder if there’s more

 

More to smoking. More to drinking. More to talking. More to thinking

More to me. More to me

I just want to be wanted.

I just want to be wanted.

I just want to be wanted.

Doesn’t everyone?

 

Where did they all go?                     

The often, the sometimes and the barely known

They’re out of sight. I’m out of my mind now

I remember being right but I don’t remember how

I know it’s not enough

The pills and the tins and all that other stuff

But they watch me and listen in the wall

So even if I want I can’t wonder if there is more

 

More to smoking. More to drinking. More to talking. More to thinking

More to me. More to me

I just want to be wanted.

I just want to be wanted.

I just want to be wanted.

Doesn’t everyone?               

Doesn’t anyone?

 

Incomplete

The day’s too long to overcome.

Your distant state. I compensate.

And I want you.

And I want you.

And I want you.

I do.

 

For all our lives we must abide.

We learn to cope without the hope.

And I want you.

And I want you.

And I want you.

I do.

 

Instrumental

 

I won’t concede what I believe.

Until we meet I am incomplete.

And I want you.

And I want you.

And I want you.

I do.

 

Instrumental to end

Leto

Mother of all things benign

Turning water into wine

Miracles are commonplace

Brought to us by your good grace

 

And this is no more an unseen force than gravity or nature’s laws

But a daily gift that you do bring to everything

 

Daughter of the ancient day

The scene was set your part is played

Standing in the failing light

As daytime slowly turns to night

 

And this is no more an unseen force than gravity or nature’s laws

But a daily gift that you do bring to everything

 

Instrumental

G->A->D->Bm->F#m->G->A->D->Bm

G->A->D->Bm->F#m->G->A->D->Bm

 

And this is no more an unseen force than gravity or nature’s laws

But a daily gift that you do bring to everything

 

Let This all Be

I have dreamed here where the two roads meet.
After many miles of sleeping on my feet.
Christine can smile like she never even cared.
While the whole world was kicking and spitting the two of us just stared.

Though the world may rarely astound us.
And the walls may be torn down around us.
Only in your darkest moments do you truly see.
Let This All Be.

There is a place where the trees stand by.
Where even the air and the water makes you high.
You’ll never want for more than what you have.
So rest all your worries my child and don’t be sad.

Though the world may rarely astound us.
And the walls may be torn down around us.
Only in your darkest moments do you truly see.
Let This All Be.

This better soul is almost all but spent.
And cannot tell where thought and reason went.
It yearns to be a place it’s never been.
And knows it’s slender hopes are tied within.

Though the world may rarely astound us.
And the walls may be torn down around us.
Only in your darkest moments do you truly see.
Let This All Be.

 

Love Stand Me Tall

As a child would you start to sing.
In a garden love is on the wing.
I have fallen many miles stranded like the sun.
And never loved another.
I have wondered often of the other world to come.
Love Stand Me Tall.

Water can wash these cares away.
Friends can make you want to stay.
You and I have faltered, grown and fallen again.
And never spoken tender.
I have hoped blindly only to be broken again.
Love Stand Me Tall.

Sometimes I wonder where you’ll be.
In a dark world I can hardly see.
I have been a sleeper and awoken when all was gone.
Do you understand?
I have walked in wonder without knowing where it was from.
Love Stand Me Tall.
Love stand me anywhere at all but most of all.
Love Stand Me Tall.