Anouschka™ 
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Vagrant of Winds

He comes along every blue moon night,
Knows I’ve been waiting like a harbor light,
welcoming home that old familiar tide
of loving and longing in vain

He’ll sail on in with the same promise in his eyes.
He’ll see through my insouciance;
He’ll see through my false pride
Knowing I traced his path of stars through time
and prayed they’d lead him back home

Isn’t it time to give it a rest?
My only crime is I’ve settled for less
I don’t know where love ends or begins,
When my love is a Vagrant of Winds

I wish, I wish that blue moon,
I wish that blue moon would change it’s colors.
So, like the season, I could change lovers
I can’t let go yet; my heart wants to forget
that a vagrant dreams only alone

Isn’t it time to give it a rest?
My only crime is I’ve settled for less
I don’t know where love ends or begins,
When my love is a Vagrant of Winds

Beautiful But Damned

She spreads her legs just like a Bible,
seeking truth from any man.
Some say her reputation's shot but even the Devil,
even the Devil is putty in her hands
She knows every secret in the bedroom,
every fantasy unmasked.
With a combination this lethal,
a worn-out heart is bound to crash
Sister, choose your lovers carefully,
your prisons and your plans
If you don't, you'll be
Beautiful but Damned

She liked her men
who downed their liqueur
like their ladies-fast and clean,
no questions asked.
She worked straight from the hips
and chased their egos without mercy,
but her eyes were always sad
Inside a part of her was dying
but she maintained her old-school charm.
Can't hide those wrinkles on your soul forever;
no bar-gloom glamour's gonna keep you young
So choose your lovers carefully-
your prisons and your plans
f you don't, you'll be
Beautiful but Damned

So who am I to judge?
Lord knows. I ain't no angel!
I got a thousand shadows in my soul
I'm always falling for a twist of decadence,
and somebody’s out-of-focus rainbow

Now you tell me that you love me
I'll make it easy for you to say
Deception's just so comfortable
with love  a few white lies away
Ain't nothing here I see worth quitting;
your stay never wears out its charm
You got me hungry, you got me desperate...
in a head-space where we can do no wrong
I choose my lovers carefully-
my prisons and my plans
But darling, the way you make me feel-
I'd rather be
Beautiful but Damned

My Kind of Heartbreak (Kind of Guy)

This is my loneliness; step softly by
You look like you're only passing through
The promise of you is just too beautiful;
Your lingering gaze- it cuts right through
Your smile and charms
might cause my heart to skip a beat-
Inspire a fantasy or two
Your universe- it feels so natural to me
Yeah, I could be comfortable with you

Don't you see,
I don't need another heartache
Someone to lie and bring me down
I don't need to know the feeling of losing again-
losing someone that I love

I don't need more new promises-
made in a moment lost in time
So walk on by and don't look by 'cause I can tell-
You're my kind of heartbreak kind of guy

You say you've memorized my address
Well, I'm not really here at all
You can throw way my number;
I won't answer if you call
Don't follow me in my thoughts;
This is a space where you don't belong
Don't ask my heart to bleed again
Can't you see I'm not that strong?

Don't you see,
I don't need another heartache
Someone to lie and bring me down
I don't need to know the feeling of losing again-
losing someone that I love

I don't need more new promises-
made in a moment lost in time
So walk on by and don't look by 'cause I can tell-
You're my kind of heartbreak kind of guy

So walk on by and don't look by 'cause I can tell-
You're my kind of heartbreak kind of guy

Parting (Version 2)

Guess I am seeing
The love we believed in,
Like foliage dancing on the breeze
Sweeping close then pulling back-
Forever out of reach
There is no pretending
There could be any mending
For all the broken parts
My tomorrows seem so empty and dark

I don't know what to do to make you love me
I don't know where to start
All I know is I'm standing empty-handed
Stranded with you in my heart

It seemed so easy
In the heat of the moment
To let you pack your things and go
You looked so sorry and undetermined
I guess we both put on a show

I don't know what to do to make you love me
I don't know where to start
All I know is I'm standing empty-handed
Stranded with you in my heart


I’m thinking I could catch that train;
It’s been an hour and a half
But if any miracles remained,
You’d get off-And you’d come back

I don't know what to do to make you love me
I don't know where to start
All I know is I'm standing empty-handed
Stranded with you in my heart


 

The Cost

I’ve seen them come and go
I know your kind;
You’re the kind that doesn’t stay
Like a mirage in the desert
When I am out of water,
You’ll be gone and I’ll be thirsting
For someone far away
I’ll be drinking up my memories,
Mixing them with brandy all alone

Time to pick your battles wisely
I won’t fight for anyone I’ve already lost
Time to plan your exit kindly
This is where we analyze the cost.

The world is spinning too fast,
Or maybe I’m just thinking too slow
Spent my whole life learning
How to get good at letting go
I’m trying to stay grounded,
But the ground it keeps on shifting.
The earth is getting nervous;
It seems mankind is drifting
Children of tomorrow will be picking
up the pieces of a wasteland

Time to pick your battles wisely
I won’t fight for anything I’ve already lost
Time to plan your exit kindly
This is where we analyze the cost.
This is where we change our minds...
Save the world one last time.
This is where we analyze the cost