Song Singles

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MY TEA (Maté)

I drink my tea
And it make me feel so much better
I drink my tea
And it make you feel so much better
You drink my tea
And it make me feel so much better
You drink my tea
And it make you feel so much better

It fix my bellyache (and then)
It make me eat the cake
It keep me wide awake (so that)
I have more love to make

(chorus)

I sit under the tree (and it)
Provide the shade for me
I close my eyes to see
The look of my sweet destiny

(chorus)

I’m riding in your car (and it)
Is taking us too far
I cannot see where we are (now)
Where is my beautiful guitar_______

(solo + chorus)

You treat me casually
But now it is alright with me
I know that you are free
And that is what I want to be

(chorus)

© & ℗ 2013 Jan-Edward Vogels

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I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS IS MY LIFE

I can’t believe
I take the elevator
To the 42nd floor
To work in a room
With no windows, just a door
I can’t believe
That I’m calmly sitting
With the phone pressed to my head
I should be a boy
In my dream, in my night, in my bed

I can’t believe
That I’ve grown up this time
I still feel so innocent
How can I be so guilty of this crime
I can’t believe
I cannot run away
Hide behind the building
Where the grown-ups never look
To see us play

I can’t believe this is my life
This is my life, this is my life, it’s my life

I can’t believe
I sit in traffic in my car
When the sun goes down
I think I should scream
But I can’t quite make a sound
I can’t believe
I get so angry with the world
That I can’t go on
Afraid to breathe
I wait until the cloud is gone.

I can’t believe
How everything has changed
My plans were so perfect
How could my life
Turn out to be so strange
I can’t believe
My lover and my friend
Underneath the covers
Promises and pain laid end to end

I can’t believe this is my life
This is my life, this is my life, it’s my life

© & ℗ 2012 Jan-Edward Vogels

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JUDGE AND JURY TOO

Stick your chin out far enough

Somebody bound to call your bluff 

You’re gonna find out just how tough you are
You say you learned a warrior shout 

How angry can you get it out 

Do you know what it’s all about so far

(chorus)
I try to understand

Just how the river runs in you 

But when you come undone 

And I see fists and fury 

Judge and jury too

I cannot stay with you 

I cannot lay with you

Pray with you now

Though I know you go too far 

I hide the pain in my guitar

Songs emerge from every scar and knife
No matter what you say or do 

All this love I have for you 

Is lost inside a witches brew of life.

(chorus)

(bridge)

I think that we both know 

That we can’t stay together

In spite of all the compromise 

Having come this far 

I know that we know better 

As I look deep in your eyes

Though I’m trying to break free

I’m still swimming in your sea

Stormy weather carries me away
But every time I find an island 

I begin to smile and I wind down 

And think that maybe I can stay

(chorus)

© & ℗ 2012 Jan-Edward Vogels

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