Istanbul / Movin' with the Wind

Is it love?   (Eric Andersen)   [Albums: Istanbul, Exile (2000)]

Is it love is it love, is it love, love,
love is it love
is it just a feeling
a feeling of what was
or is it just a word
a word called love
you're thinking of?

Is it walking with your head
up in the clouds
Is it running in the rain
Is it smiling with your face
up to the sun
or is it two together, two
who feel like one

Is love someone who can
help you when you're down
Who is there to pick you
up make you believe, when
you're having doubts
Two arms to surround you,
when it really counts



Tell me what you want   (Eric Andersen)   [Albums: Istanbul, Exile (2000)]

I don't have to read your mind
to knw you've seen other boys
The only thing I ask is baby
don't treat me like your toy
If there's something that you
need please tell me what
And if it ain't love then tell
me what you want

Come on baby, tell me what you want
Please don't tell me "honey, don't"
Love me girl, or tell me what you want

Well I tried in every way to
try and make you understand
It's not me, the you see,
who's trying to steal your heart again
You know I'll give you everything I got
And if it ain't love then tell
me what you want



Where goes my love   (Eric Andersen)   [Albums: Istanbul, Exile (Japan & 2000)]

Where goes my love
right through my hand
Where goes my love
like wind in the sand
Where goes my love
right through my fingers
where has it gone
where does it belong?
Where goes my love

Can't keep my love
now that it's leaving
Can't sleep my love
can't stop believing
Release my love
or life has no meaning
When do you return?
The tears really burn
where goes my love

Each day, now a night
without morning
Like a winter, no summer
alone without warning
Like a rain that won't end
first to the river
then on to the sea
There goes my love
away from me....

1st verse


Higher ground   (Eric Andersen)   [Albums: Istanbul, Exile (Japan & 2000)]

Stumbled into a backstreet
bar just the other week
Showed my heart to a waitress there
she took a little peek
Sat down at her table
but I guess I was
a little too late I was a little
too late. She said,
"There's someone here
before you," so I turned
and walked away

Holy rollin', headin' for the
higher ground. Holy rollin',
I think it's time I'm
gonna lay it all down

I asked my fortune teller
"could you save me from this rain"
I gave her rhymes and pentacles
she gave me valentines for change
I offered her my broken heart
she offered me a glass
she said "Trouble'll buy ya' nothin'
here, what else do you have?"


I wandered through the streets all night
in search of another haunt
A woman in a doorway said,
"Is there somethin' that you want?"
I followed up the back staircase
she took off her dress
she showed me to her body
but she locked up all the rest


Can you see the guy before you
was he the dreamer that you knew
He's lookin' like a lover
but he's actin' like a fool
The highway keeps on rolling
like it's never gonna end
and love'll keep on rollin'
like a spirit in the wind



Movin' with the wind   (Eric Andersen)   [Albums: Istanbul, Exile (Japan & 2000)]

It was in a land of trouble
it was in a land of scorn
was the land of bitter waters
the land where I was born
I have no past or future
each place is strange and foreign
I travel like a gypsy
like an orphan in a storm

Haunted by the highways
I know wil go nowhere
each road is full or sorrow
each ocean full of tears
And the eyes I see around me
will never know my fears
If you ask me I won't tell you
what am I doing here?

I will keep on goin'
this road will never end
I'll do my cryin' in the rain
I'll keep on movin'
with the wind
with the wind

You think your lives are happy
you think your lives are full
your lives are just as empty
as any other fool
There's a place where I am goin'
there's a place I've got to find
And the place where I will start from
Is the place you've left behind



All songs by Eric Andersen (© Wind and Sand Music).

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Last revised: Jan 2007.