IHANA LEIJONA

Pidän hautapaikkaa

 

Timo Kämäräinen: laulu, rummut, basso, piano, syntetisaattorit, sähkökitarat, akustinen kitara, nauhaton kitara

 

Pääosaan tähteä kaivataan

Haussa hohtava enkeli

Joka taivaalla kirkkaana opastaa

Ja rakastaa niinku tiikeri

Tää on tunteellista ihmissuhdedraamaa

Joka pitää hyvin otteessaan

Saat olla just niinku huvittaa

Kunhan se istuu mun tarinaan

 

Kirjoitin kaiken 

Siis tein tän kaiken

Vain meitä varten

Sillä jos jotain oikein rakastaa

Täytyy olla valmis luopumaan

Käsikirjoituksestaan

Anna kätes ja päivä kerrallaan

Kanssain kirjoita se uudestaan

 

Pidän hautapaikkaa

Kirjoita se uudestaan 

 

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Olen odotellut sinua kauan

 

T.K.: laulu, rummut, basso, piano, syntetisaattorit, sähkökitarat

 

Olen odotellut sinua kauan

Olen odotellut että veisit minut täältä pois

Mutta tarvitseeko sinun sitä tietää

Ikkunasta katson josko joku siellä ois

Olen odotellut sinua kauan

Veisit pois

 

Mitä jäi taakseni

Taivu ei ruoto

Pakoni on jouheva

Takanani siimaa

Taannunko vain

Onko päässä jo vuoto

Kääntyykö laiva 

Joku nostiko kannelle saaliin?

 

Tämä katiska on tiivis 

Jotakin jo kuoli

Olen seitsemän vee imen pillillä ilmaa

Takapihan sinapinkeltainen nuoli

Viimeinkin saavutti

Osuiko se maaliin?

 

Olen odotellut sinua kauan...

 

Kanootin pohjalla makaava hauki

On intiaanikesä siksi pian jo haisen

Liiku ei evä mutta silmät on auki

Tunnetko vielä mun katseeni luottavaisen?

 

Olen odotellut sinua kauan

Olen odotellut sua niin kauan

 

Ei vaihtoehtoa

 

T.K.: laulu, rummut, basso, piano, syntetisaattorit, sähkökitarat, nylonkielinen kitara

Verneri Pohjola: trumpetti

Juho Viljanen: pasuuna

Antti Hynninen: saksofoni

 

Mulla ei oo vaihtoehtoo

Kuolen jos jään tähän makaamaan

Ei se oo raitiovaunu 

Joka mun ylitse ajaa

Ensin tulee jäätävä tihku

Ja mun kieli juuttuu raiteeseen

 

Sinä kiltti yritit pelastaa

Mut irti tältä raiteelta sulattaa

Aurinko nousee

Mua nukuttaa

 

Ota syliin 

Ja pidä kiinni

On sun vuoros kantaa mut pois

Ota syliin 

Tai jäädyn kiinni

Vielä jossain kellot soi

 

Huone jäätyy ilma sakenee

Ikkunoista lämpö pakenee

En näe enkä kuule enää

Joku tuli tänne 

Oletko se sinä

 

Jäät mun viereeni hämärään

Olen valmis jos tää tähän jää

Tartut mun käteen ja kerran vielä

Kuiskaan sen nimen jota muut ei tiedä

 

Ota syliin 

Ja pidä kiinni

On sun vuoros kantaa mut pois

Ota syliin 

Tai jäädyn kiinni

Vielä jossain urut soi

 

Jäi nousut nopeiksi muuttuneet 

Viivat ja vuodet ohi kiitäneet

Ehkei niitä enää ollutkaan

Hetken huuma vain nostalgiaa

 

Muisto Teneriffan matkalta 

Kun lapsetkin oli vielä mukana

Antti teki potkun viekkaan

Ja Jarkon jätski tippui hiekkaan

Ostin uuden samoin tein

Ja laitoin sun kaulaasi lein 

Ymmärsin sen nyt vasta

Et koskaan lakannut rakastamasta

 

Laulut kuoli pois

 

T.K.: laulu, kitara, syntetisaattorit

Olli Haavisto: pedal steel, dobro

Risto Ylihärsilä: Juno 60-syntetisaattori

Jaakko Kämäräinen: basso

Olli Krogerus: rummut

 

5. Tahtoisi en

 

T.K.: laulu, rummut, basso, piano, syntetisaattorit, sähkökitarat

 

Tahtoisi en 

kääntää selkää

Tahtoisi en 

yötä pelkään

Kaikki on vain 

kuvitelmaa

Enpä mä kai 

ole velkaa kenellekään

Ethän ammu selkään

Tahtoisin sen

en mä pelkää
Tahtoisin sen

tuun sun selkään
Kiihdytä vaan

noustaan ilmaan

Halkeaa maa

Kiitti kun otit mut mukaan

muhun osu enää kukaan

tuskin koskaan enää pelkään

kun me kiivetään yön selkään

Tahtoisi en

Ihan pieni ääni kuuluu

jotain irtoo olen hullu

Tulivana tuhkaks taipuu

Muuttaa muotoaan jo kaipuu

Katson taakse vanhaan meihin

Räjähtäviin galakseihin

Ollaan sankareita kaikki

Hei tätä taitaa olla se laiffi

Tahtoisin sen

ehjän sydämen

 

6. Syksy ei lopu koskaan

 

T.K.: laulu, rummut, basso, piano, syntetisaattorit, sähkökitarat

 

Satoi kolme viikkoa

Valvoin kuskin paikalla

Mietin vaihtoehtoja

 

Unohda mut

Oon jo kaukana

Unohda mut

Luu ulkona

Edessä uusi maailma

Painan kaasua 

Sillä tiedän tiedän tiedän

Tää syksy ei lopu koskaan

 

Unohda mut 

Oon jo kaukana 

Unohda mut

Veitsi rinnassa 

Takana julma maailma

Imen kaasua

Sillä tiedän tiedän tiedän

Tää syksy ei lopu koskaan

 

Ja mä kaahaan kahtasataa

Maassa jossa aina sataa

Turha mua on ajaa takaa 

Olen nopee olen vakaa

Tää syksy ei lopu koskaan

 

Älä usko minua 

Minä rakastan sinua

Lailla kurjan pelkurin 

Elän sussa kuitenkin

Unohda muut

 

Ja mä kaahaan kahta sataa

Turha mua on ajaa takaa

Sillä tiedän tiedän tiedän 

Tää syksy ei lopu koskaan

 

7. T. Enkeli

 

T.K.: laulu, rummut, basso, piano, syntetisaattorit, sähkökitaraK.: laulu, rummut, basso, piano, syntetisaattorit, sähkökitarat

 

Tiesin sen

Odottanut en

 

Tunsin alusta saakka epävarmuutta

Niinpä poistuin ennen myrkkyannosta

Pyydän anteeksi jokaiselta lahkolta

Joihin oisin voinut kuulua

 

Nyt huutelen yöllä sun unissa

Ei auta vaikka liuotat sun aivoja

En tahtoisi lisätä sun vaivoja 

Kun se paskakin syyttää sua kaikesta

 

Tiesin sen 

Odottanut en

 

En ehtinyt kiittää kaikesta

En ehtinyt syyttää kaikesta

Silti kuitenkin 

Ootte perheeni

Terveisin enkeli

 

8. Rosebud

 

T.K.: laulu, rummut, basso, piano, mellotron, sähkökitarat

 

Ollaanko hiljaa vaan

Hetkinen paikallaan

Pilviä katsellaan

Tahtoisin koskettaa

 

Enpä ois silloin uskonut 

Etten pystyis mieltä hallitsemaan

Käytävän päästä kuulen sut

Yhden sanan pystyn tunnistamaan

 

Rosebud 

Rosebud

 

Ollaanko hiljaa vaan...

 

Illalla äänet voimistuvat 

Ne saa pakanankin rukoilemaan

Seinille piirtyvät kauhukuvat

Yhden sanan niiden päälle maalaan

 

Rosebud

Rosebud

 

Hiljalleen huudot hiipuvat

Kaiut katoavat tuulen mukaan

Kuvien hahmot haalistuvat

Kunnes tunnista ei niitä kukaan

 

Rosebud

 

9. Loista vain

 

T.K.: laulu, kitara, syntetisaattorit

Olli Haavisto: pedal steel, dobro

Risto Ylihärsilä: Juno 60-syntetisaattori

Jaakko Kämäräinen: basso

Olli Krogerus: rummut

 

Loista vain

 

Oi 

Ne painaa mut maahan

Ja oottaa koska antaudun

Valot yössä himmenevät hiljaa

Vaimenevat äänet totuuden

 

Oi

Maailma on kylmä

Vain laatikoita numerosarjoineen

Oi miksi musta tuntuu petetyltä

En tällä koodillani enää mitään tee

 

Loista vain

Loista vain

 

Oi 

Elämä on kiimaa

Se saa mut satuihin uskomaan

En jaksa enää tätä viimaa

Kuolen jos jatkan ollenkaan

 

Oi 

Piiloudun laatikkoon 

Ja kaiken vanhan hautaan vien

Siellä leikin tinasotilailla

Ja niistä yhdellä on liekehtivä pää

 

Sua kohti lennän vieläkin

Korkealla ja paljon nopeemmin

Ja sä loistat uskon vieläkin

Enemmän kuin koskaan aiemmin

 

Ota minut hellään syleilyyn

Ota minut

Ota minut hellään syleilyyn

 

 

10. Malibu

 

T.K.: laulu, kitara, syntetisaattorit

Olli Haavisto: pedal steel, dobro

Risto Ylihärsilä: Juno 60-syntetisaattori

Jaakko Kämäräinen: basso

Olli Krogerus: rummut

 

On ajat muuttuneet

On kovin toisenlaiset tilanteet

Horisontti heiluu

Hei onpa reiluu

Kun ovet avautuu 

Toiset sulkeutuu

Valokiila kapenee 

Ja joku hukkuu pimeyteen

Kun kaukomailla huojuu palmupuu

Malibu

 

On vanha mennyt pois

En tiennyt tällaistakin olla vois

Uusi tulee antaa sen tulla

Mä kyllä sopeudun

Yössä hiljaa huudan

Huudan kunnes en

Enää kuule itsekään

Kun kaukomailla huojuu palmupuu

Malibu

 

TOOT TOOT

ARTHUR 3:

Mr. B. 2 (Beacon Song)


I haven’t been

outside for a week

it’s been raining all the time

I’ve been sitting here 

only one thought is clear 

I’m enchanted by the light    

I know I should eat

 maybe get me some sleep

but I am petrified 

I’m watching the light   

As long as I breathe

if it depends on me

I swear I’m gonna stay

Canned food 

is old but it should

keep the hunger away

There’s nothing to need

I’m totally pleased

as long as you are shining

I’m watching the light

the light is turning  

round and round (round and round) 

slowly going

round and round (round and round)

I know that i should 

get me down

Sometimes I

try to combine

my few memories

They are washed away

but I remember portrait

where you were standing tall

You were on an isle 

and I remember the shine 

which I have found again

I’ve found it again


John And Yoko

I wanna play like we did before

I don’t want to fight anymore

I wanna be like John and Yoko again

I wanna dance with you tonight

I wanna leave all the troubles behind

I wanna do things right this time 

Because

I’m in love

No time to hesitate

Nothing has to change

I wanna do it again


Love Me Now

Murder would be lame

Torture is insane

I don’t want to hurt

but how to clean the dirt

If it’s killing me is it killing you?

Is it killling me if I won’t get through?

it’s never ever too late

Love me now

You keep on telling me 

I’m passive aggressive

can you love the frozen part

It’s always in my heart

Is it killing me is it killing you?

In the name love

we can be cruel

Love Me Now



Punchline

This is the greatest thing I’ve ever done

This is the catchiest song I’ve done so far

It’s stronger and wilder than the power of love

The meaning of life in a shape of a song

so what we are waiting for?

Who’s gonna steal the show

so what we are waiting for?

are you ready for the 

punchline

This is the greatest thing I’ve Ever done

This is the greatest song I’ve ever sung

It’s so damn hard to describe this invention

now is the time to release the tension


McGyver

Why do you look me like an insulted farmer?

Have I stepped on your grass

Are you sure that it was me 

who spoiled your day

I cannot find a way 

to make you mine again

after those things

I have done

Maybe I should call McGyver

he’ll fix my heart with chewing gum



ARTHUR 2:

CUSTODIAN

I am your Custodian

I never let you fall

I am cleaning your podium

I am feeding your horse 

Sometimes you may ask for a favor

I come inside your head 

I come inside your head

I take a garden hose in your ear

spray the mold off your brain

then you can try again

Sometimes you may ask me to help you

with your melted wings

with your melted wings

You are a salt statue in a penthouse

I’m piggybacking you 

I’m carrying you thru

I am your Custodian

I never let you fall

I am cleaning your podium

I am feeding your horse

—-

MACHINE GUN

Machine Gun -

aiming at me     

Machine Gun -

though I can’t see

Everyone’s sending signals of fear

though nothing seems to hurt me  

Machine gun -

distant shots can be heard

Machine gun - 

echoes of imprudent words

No one knows what they are trying to say

it’s threatening

so it’s time to explode

Machine gun -

they’re all around my home

Machine gun - 

I’m on a target zone

I still can’t see

 but I’m sure they are there

I load again and shoot things I fear

though nothing seems to hurt me

—-

GIMME A SIGN

We have been in this state too long

Have to move on

I wouldn’t want to back of no more

Got to be strong

I’ve never been a part of this scene

I’ve never been a dancing queen

but you’re so fine

I don’t know what is too much 

I don’t know what is enough 

to break the ice 

I have to try

Sign, 

Sign, Gimme a sign, gimme a sign

Fine, you will be mine, you will be mine

That’s the way I wanna play this game

That’s the way do you feel the same

I’ve never been a part of this scene 

I’ve never been a dancing queen

but you’re so fine

I don’t know what is too much 

I don’t know what is enough 

to break the ice 

I have to try

Sign, 

Sign, Gimme a sign, gimme a sign

Fine, you will be mine, you will be mine

—-

SLOW MOTION

 Kitchy moonlight stabbed my heart

A new romance did not start

The candles burned away too fast

I’m just dreaming of the past

When we dived into the sea

everything seemed different to me

all the movements seemed so slow

i was haunted by your glow

DEEPER THAN THE OCEAN HIGHER THAN THE STARS

YOU TURN ME TO SLOW MOTION 

HOW BEAUTIFUL YOU ARE

So fed up with all these games

The foolish things still stay the same

Now I’m floating here alone

the destination still unknown

All the movements seem so slow

I am haunted by your glow

DEEPER THAN THE OCEAN HIGHER THAN THE STARS

YOU TURN ME TO SLOW MOTION 

HOW BEAUTIFUL YOU ARE

—–

PEOPLE ARE POISONED

No one is safe

It’s injected in your veins

You won’t feel the pain

but life won’t be the same

Need to get more

don’t know what you are looking for 

The doses get higher

the price don’t matter we are buying

People are poisoned

People are poisoned 

Is there anyone to save the world

Having a blast

one more time before the end

gotta be fast

lifeline is too short to bend

Time to begin 

it’s not a sin

you always have a chance to win

in to the out 

shout it out loud    

if you want you can get it now 

People are poisoned…

But nobody seems to slow down ‘cos 

People are poisoned we are poisoned

is there anyone to save the world??

—-

SMELL THE SQUEEZE

So I’ve tried to more than ever

but never ever couldn’t get any higher

So I’ve strained all my muscles

to solve the puzzles 

oh, I gotta save your fire 

I smell the Squeeze - It’s the disease

So I  learned the secret handshake

they let me in the club of the superheroes

In a bar listening to the stories

Oh how boring - I’ll get me coat

I smell the Squeeze - It’s the disease

I am a rhino

I know 

I am a rhino

I smell the Squeeze - It’s the disease

—-

ARTHUR 1

WEEKEND

Millions of people are staring  

the same picture in the news

There’s a motorcycle laying on the street

Millions of strangers have gathered around that sad view

a cruel accident but no one seems to care

Nobody’s calling the ambulance

they are stealing his money and burning his body

:What a weekend my love

it has been great so far

What a weekend my love

through the window of my car

What a weekend my love

It has been great so far

What a weekend my love

I enjoy your company

may I have another cup of tea?

Millions of soldiers are gathered around that small country

the innocence is not enough to save

Nobody’s calling the president

they are stealing their money and burning their bodies

:What a weekend my love

it has been great so far

What a weekend my love

through the window of my car

What a weekend my love

It has been great so far

What a weekend my love

I enjoy your company

may I have another cup of tea?

—–

CURTAIN

There’s a line behind the curtain 

there’s a line that should never be crossed

when you pulled down the curtain

I started growing moss

Now I’m hiding in the shadows

my shield has been burned by the flames

Dark shapes in the distance  

I paint myself to wall  

I’m watching them go away

You have stolen my sweet visions 

but given back what it seems to be true

I don’t regret my decisions 

you’ve already made me move

Now I’m hiding in the shadows

my shield has been burned by the flames

Dark shapes in the distance  

I paint myself to wall  

I’m watching them go away

—-

BOOGIE NIGHTMARE

I was killed by an accident

I remember how it hurt

I was looking for help

but the lights were already turned down

and my body was burned by the sun

It was a nice motorcycle

Fast enough

I was looking for help

all my life

I’ve been waiting fr this moment

if  I could be

rocking like hell  

my boogie

boogie woogie

shall be free!

I will boogie when I die

I will boogie when I die

—–

SENATOR

My mother knew what it means to be poor

She hardly wished I would get some more

Gave me no lessons only one good advice:

“You’d better get a rich fool by your side”

I grew up and stepped in the game 

I got to know about money and fame 

In early days I got kicked out of school

I followed my nurturer’s rules

In the light of the moon I was swimming 

In the light of the moon I was dreaming

of you who sailed away but showed me a way to go

In the light of the moon I was dreaming

In the light of the moon I was swimming

away, away, away

please help me away

I got everything that my mother dreamed

A mansion with a pool -I  can go on endlessly 

Sitting on the beach pouring glass of champagne  

Feeling dizzy at the end of the day

——- 
TOOT TOOT

WHY YOU LOCK (YOURSELF IN A SAFETY BOX?)

Dreams are dying 

in an empty head

thoughts are flying out 

without a thread

before you were awake

an open-minded soul 

has gone away

Where did all the pretty things disappear?

Where did all the fantasies go?

WHY YOU LOCK YOURSELF IN A SAFETY BOX?

Themes are getting violent 

in your dreams

you try to make them silent 

but it seems

you’re too faraway

no one’s by your side 

anyway

Where did all the pretty things disappear?

Where did all the fantasies go?

WHY YOU LOCK YOURSELF IN A SAFETY BOX?

“I have it all here

I’ve never asked 

for compassion

no need to fear

infidels looking for action 

so please

lock the door”

…but why did YOU…

—–

(THE DISAPPEARANCE) OF MR. B.  

Far away the moon is 

sharing light to a lonely man 

he travels through the darkest night 

goes on the endless path 

he’s left behind the world he loved 

the time was running out 

no sign of light anymore 

the moon is covered by the clouds

The wind is whistling murder ballads

in a minor key 

the branches slowly start creating

slow and haunting beat

he won’t be scared he likes the sound

of nature’s harmony 

he finds the tune and hums out words 

based on his memories 

AT SOME POINT NO SOLUTION IS GOOD WHEN NONE OF THE WAYS IS LEADING TO YOU SO I CHOSE THE PATH WHERE NO ONE HAS GONE KNOWING NOTHING CAN MAKE THINGS UNDONE

The journey still goes on 

it seems that it will never end 

He’s running out of energy 

his will begins to bend 

Just before he’s falling down 

He turns his eyes up to the sky  

white light sweeps the trees 

He is blinded by the shine

AT SOME POINT…

“This way -

you haven’t been running a circle

your course has been straight   

guided by faith 

in something you think is not real”

“This way -

you have been running a circle

you just couldn’t see

It has been me

sharing my light all the time”

AT SOME POINT…

—–

MOTHER  SAID

I am

partial    

need more

a little is

so damn boring

I’m still

looking

for the 

ultimate 

satisfaction

hazy

scrappy

wasted

MOTHER SAID 

NEVER TALK TO THE STRANGERS

MOTHER SAID 

STAY AWAY FROM THE DANGER

She said

I’ll do 

just fine

if I’ll do it my own way

a safe flight

if I 

don’t try

fixing it in the morning

——-

OVER THE LINE

I am empty now

nothing to mind about

I’m leaving them behind

I’m floating through the sky  

the sweetest lullaby

is sheltering my flight

It’s never easy to get me 

OVER THE LINE   

Most of the visions I see before I fall asleep make me cry 

the most vicious secrets are buried with me when I die

Most of the people I have ever cared always get sacrificed  

they die every night in the wasteland of my mind

It happens every night 

when I turn out the light

I sink in loneliness

there’s a screen in front of me

it’s gleaming constantly

I’m not able to suppress

The creatures block my journey 

OVER THE LINE

Most of the visions I see before I fall asleep make me cry 

the most vicious secrets are buried with me when I die

Most of the people I have ever cared always get sacrificed  

they die every night in the graceland of my mind

——

MY HEART

I am and you are

he is and we are 

you are and they are all the same

I love and you love

he loves and she loves

you love and they are all the same

MY HEART - screams for unity

MY HEART - filled with sympathy

———

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN 

I’m the driver of the van 

you were waiting for years in the corner

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN 

if I turn on my magic fan 

you won’t see me before the border

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN  

I’m the holder of the can

that’s the storage of my mystery mojo

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN 

but save your soul for Uncle Sam

‘cos Speedy Gonzalez’s on the run

I’m on the run

Well, you’ll see me again 

when the lines are washed away

until then my anxious motor keeps on running

how to read between the lines 

when the lines are hard to find

so don’t you even try

just enjoy the ride

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN  

show me you’re a decent man 

who is standing on the line with the giants

when you lock the cell of mine

I wink my eye and smile

to remind you we are all the same 

we’re all the same

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN 

I’m still the driver of the van

John Lennon was waiting all the years 

Remaining up the speed

is the only thing I need

to ignore how the ground is shaking

Well, you’ll see me again 

when the lines are washed away

until then my anxious motor keeps on running

How to read between the lines 

when the lines are hard to find

so don’t you even try

to save my soul

——

PSYCHO/STEREO

You try to bite me like a hydrophobic animal

I didn’t know I’m with a vegetarian cannibal

I’m bleeding hard and your rage is dying down

now it’s my time to beat you on the ground

If I’m a psycho - you make it stereo

the psychos in stereo

I wait silently until you’ve fallen asleep

I turn the room into the Agent Cooper’s dream

I start the tape before I hit the sack 

I wake up hands cuffed behind my back

If I’m a psycho - you make it stereo

the psychos in stereo

Make it stereo

WINNIE THE POOH 

Breathing 

is getting thicker and louder

my heart is 

bumping more than it should

And I see them

as a group of strong contenders

I will not I will not 

take part anymore

Speaking 

is getting harder and harder

I feel 

like I was Winnie the Pooh

and I back off 

claim it’s not essential

I will not I will not 

take part anymore

Call me when you need me

Call me when you’re free

I WON’T CRACK

Well-known 

syllables changing their places

my brain has 

turned into foam rubber mash

oh, but I know 

that I’m your favorite toy 

so I will not I will not

need no therapy

——

COWARD

Flashbacks of cool cats 

they turn their back 

when it’s time to go

I know 

I went home alone

flashbacks of rat packs

transmitting their secret code

it’s in their biological way to be

it’s in their biological minds

You say: 

“I’m a COWARD”.

I say:

 "I’m a multimillionaire in case of love

in my own disco".

but I say: 

“You’re a liar”.

you say: 

“unsureness sets the path for me to go”, 

but you don’t know, oh, 

you don’t know

Cool cats and rat packs

All of you could learn from me

I know 

I know something you don’t know 

It’s in my astrological way to be

it’s in my astrological mind

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HEAVEN IS A PLACE

Heaven is a place - for me and you 

Heaven is a place - it’s surely true

Heaven is a place - behind the moon

Heaven is a place - but I don’t know

Heaven is a place - I’ve just been told

Heaven is a place - address unknown

She says heaven’s for a family

for those who deny sexuality

a portrait from 19th century

One says time is different now 

the message’s not so cruel somehow

yes is no without a doubt

Before they told a faery tale

of a male who showed us how to pray

now the story’s changed it makes more sense 

but as a tale it ain’t that groovy anymore

I have been just standing by 

that faery tale is not my kind

but heaven is also on my mind

Heaven is a place - in your eyes

Heaven is a place - in your smile

Heaven is a place - because you’re mine