VIDEOS & Lyrics

All Songs written and performed by Joe Hamilton

 


Filmed in Austria, Italy, Switzerland and Germany

by Joe and Andi Hamilton

 

WALK THE TALK

 

THE PAST IS GONE IT´S FAR BEHIND ME
THE RIGHTS AND WRONGS THEY HAVE STAYED INSIDE ME
SO I WILL CARRY THEM FOR THEY´RE MY LOAD
THIS IS MY ROAD
WHEN I STOP AND TAKE A LOOK AROUND ME
I CAN SEE MY ILLUSION HAS FINALLY FOUND ME
RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW IS WHERE I WANT TO BE
I AM FREE

 

SO I WALK THE TALK WITH NO REGRETS
WITH MY HEAD HELD HIGH I´LL TAKE MY STEPS
SOMETIMES I´LL ROCK´N´ROLL
SOMETIMES I´LL SIMPLY STROLL
THE TRUTH I KNOW,
IT IS LIFE THAT LIES AHEAD

 

PUTTING ONE FOOT AFTER THE OTHER
SETTING MY PACE FOR THE DISTANCE MUST BE COVERED
MY DIRECTION DETERMINED BY THE LIES TO BE TREAD UPON
AND I WILL WALK UNTIL EITHER I´M OR THE LIES ARE GONE

YES I´LL WALK THE TALK WITH NO REGRETS
WITH MY HEAD HELD HIGH I´LL TAKE MY STEPS
SOMETIMES I´LL ROCK´N´ROLL
SOMETIMES I´LL SIMPLY STROLL
THE TRUTH I KNOW,
IT IS LIFE THAT LIES AHEAD

 

 

 

AS LONG AS THE WATERS FLOW

 

THEY ARE WHERE WE COME FROM
THEY ARE WHERE WE´LL GO
THIS WHOLE LIFE´S A CIRCLE
THIS MUCH WE KNOW
WE SHOULD NEVER FORGET IT
WE JUST CAN´T IGNORE
THAT WE´RE ALL CONNECTED
NO MATTER HOW DISTANT OUR SHORE

 

AS LONG AS THE WATERS FLOW
LIFE WILL GO ON
AS LONG AS THERE´S RAIN
WE WILL REMAIN

AS LONG AS THE WATERS FLOW
AS LONG AS THERE´S RAIN

 

IF WE WANT TO CONTINUE
WE HAVE TO RESPECT
THE WATERS OF LIFE
SENT US HERE TO PROTECT
ALL THE GIFTS WE´VE BEEN GIVEN
IN THEIR PURITY
WE WILL NOT BE FORGIVEN
THIS IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY

 

AS LONG AS THE WATERS FLOW
LIFE WILL GO ON
AS LONG AS THERE´S RAIN
WE WILL REMAIN

AS LONG AS THE WATERS FLOW
AS LONG AS THERE´S RAIN

THE YELLOW UMBRELLA

 

WE THOUGHT IT WOULD TAKE AN ATOM BOMB
A NUCLEAR WAR
TO BLAST YOU TO WHERE YOU BELONG
THAT´S WHAT HELL IS THERE FOR
NO ONE COULD EVER HAVE FORSEEN
HOW SIMPLE IT WOULD BE
LEANING IN THE CORNER, LYING ON A SHELF
YOU EVEN MADE IT BY YOURSELF

 

I HOLD THE WEAPON IN MY HAND
MY YELLOW UMBRELLA
NO LEADER, SCHEMER, COMFY DREAMER OR THE WILDEST STORYTELLER
COULD HAVE THOUGHT OR WROTE THE PLOT OF HOW MAJOR BECOMES MINOR
THE JOKE IS THAT IT´S MADE IN CHINA
MY YELLOW UMBRELLA

 

YOUR VIOLENCE IS UNSURPASSED
IT´S HOW YOU ARE
A HUNDRED MILLION QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN ASKED
FOR EACH AND EVERY STAR
BRIGHT YELLOW FLOATING ON THE RED, YOUR DANGER SIGNALISED
AS DEATH´S RAIN FALLS DOWN UPON HELL´S BED
IT´S TIME THAT YOU FINALLY REALISED 

 

YOUR STATE OF HATE
MUST FACE THIS FATE
LOVE HAD TO WAIT SO LONG FOR THIS
YOUR FINAL KISS
..
THE DEADLY WEAPONS IN OUR HANDS
ARE YELLOW UMBRELLAS
NO LEADERS, SCHEMERS, COMFY DREAMERS OR THE CRAZIEST OF STORYTELLERS
COULD HAVE THOUGHT OR WROTE THE PLOT OF HOW A MAJOR BECOMES MINOR
EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM IS MADE IN CHINA
SO MANY YELLOW UMBRELLAS
YELLOW UMBRELLAS

YELLOW UMBRELLAS

YELLOW UMBRELLAS

 

 

 


SONG FOR MR. ILHAM TOHTI
(UNTIL YOU´RE HOME AGAIN)

 

YOU POSSESS THE STRENGTH AND THE QUALITY
TO BRING THE CHANGE WE NEED
YOU DESERVE RESPECT AND EQUALITY
FOR FRIENDSHIP IS YOUR CREED

 

WHERE THERE´S LOVE
THERE IS LIGHT
OUR LAMPS AND CANDLES WILL BURN
UNTIL YOU RETURN
WHERE THERE ARE SKIES
WE WILL WRITE YOUR NAME
AND THAT´S WHERE YOU WILL REMAIN
UNTIL YOU´RE HOME AGAIN

 

ALL THE PAIN AND ALL THE MISERY
IT´S HARD TO UNDERSTAND
MAYBE IT ALL COMES DOWN TO SIMPLE JEALOUSY
BECAUSE YOU´RE AN HONEST MAN

 

WHERE THERE´S LOVE
THERE IS LIGHT
OUR LAMPS AND CANDLES WILL BURN
UNTIL YOU RETURN
WHERE THERE ARE SKIES
WE WILL WRITE YOUR NAME
AND THAT´S WHERE YOU WILL REMAIN
UNTIL YOU´RE HOME AGAIN

 

YOU SAW THEM COMING
BUT INSTEAD OF RUNNING
YOU OPENED UP YOUR DOOR
WE WON´T DESERT YOU
OF THAT YOU CAN BE SURE

 

WHERE THERE´S LOVE
THERE IS LIGHT
OUR LAMPS AND CANDLES WILL BURN
UNTIL YOU RETURN
WHERE THERE ARE SKIES
WE WILL WRITE YOUR NAME
AND THAT´S WHERE YOU WILL REMAIN
UNTIL YOU´RE HOME AGAIN

WE WON´T ACCEPT THIS ANYMORE !

 

CAN YOU SEE HIM LYING THERE?
WOULD YOU HAVE WELCOMED HIM?
ARE YOU GLAD HE DIDN´T MAKE IT?
YOU´RE THE ONES THAT MADE HIM TRY

A LITTLE MAN, A LITTLE LIFE
WAS HE YOUR ENEMY?
HE WAS THE FUTURE OF A HUSBAND AND A WIFE
BUT YOU BROUGHT THAT TO AN END

 

THE TIME HAS COME TO RISE
WE WON´T ACCEPT THIS ANYMORE
AS MILLIONS FLEE THE WARS YOU CAUSED
THEIR BABIES WASHED ASHORE
IT´S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY
WE WON´T ACCEPT THIS ANYMORE

 

IF YOU ARE TRULY HUMAN?
WHERE IS YOUR SADNESS?
IF MADNESS IS THE ONLY THING YOU HAVE TO GIVE
GOD HELP US ALL

 

THE TIME HAS COME TO RISE
WE WON´T ACCEPT THIS ANYMORE
AS MILLIONS FLEE THE WARS YOU CAUSED
THEIR BABIES WASHED ASHORE
IT´S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY
WE WON´T ACCEPT THIS ANYMORE

JUST ANOTHER DAY IN PALESTINE

 

ANOTHER CHILD FALLS TO THE GROUND
BUT IT DOESN´T STOP THE WORLD
FROM TURNING ROUND AND ROUND AND ROUND
A LITTLE LIFE IS LOST, IS GONE
THIS IS GENOCIDE
AS THEY ARE MURDERED ONE BY ONE

 

THEIR LIVES ARE TRAPPED IN TIME
AS THEIR KILLERS ARE WINED AND DINED
WILL WE RECOGNISE THIS CRIME
OR IS IT JUST ANOTHER DAY IN PALESTINE?

THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY
RAISES CONCERNS BUT NOTHING´S DONE
INSTEAD THEY ARE GIVEN MORAL IMMUNITY
CONGRATULATED  FOR AN EVIL JOB WELL DONE

 

THEIR LIVES ARE TRAPPED IN TIME
AS THEIR KILLERS ARE WINED AND DINED
WILL WE RECOGNISE THIS CRIME
OR IS IT JUST ANOTHER DAY IN PALESTINE?

SONG FOR TSERING WOESER LA VII ( THAT´S DEDICATION )


YES SHE´S A DAUGHTER OF A RIVER THAT HAS FLOWED
 FOR MORE THAN A THOUSAND YEARS IN THE LAND OF SNOW
 YES SHE IS RELATED TO A NATION LEFT IN TEARS
 BY A FOREIGN FOE IN IT´S FINAL THROWS

 STRONG SHE STANDS WITH CLEAR DEMANDS
 THAT´S DEDICATION! THAT´S DEDICATION!
 SHE KNOWS THEY´RE NEAR BUT SHE IGNORES HER FEAR
 THAT´S DEDICATION! THAT´S DEDICATION!

 YES SHE IS THE DAUGHTER OF A MOUNTAIN THAT STILL STANDS
 THAT´S WHY SHE UNDERSTANDS THAT THIS WILL PASS
 SHE WAITS FOR THE SUN´S WARMTH AND THE GOODNESS THAT WILL COME
 AND WHEN HER RIVER´S HEALTH´S RESTORED, SHE WILL RETURN

 STRONG SHE STANDS WITH CLEAR DEMANDS
 THAT´S DEDICATION! THAT´S DEDICATION!
 SHE KNOWS THEY´RE NEAR BUT SHE IGNORES HER FEAR
 THAT´S DEDICATION! THAT´S DEDICATION!

 THE TRUTH´S DETERMINATION TO SURVIVE IN SPITE OF LIES
 TO SHINE ABOVE THE CLOUDS THAT MAKE A PRISON OF THE SKIES
 THE PATIENCE OF THE RIVER WITH ALL THEIR POISON IN IT´S VEINS
 THE TRUTH IS STILL DELIVERED NO MATTER HOW LONG THE MADNESS REIGNS


THE UNIVERSE´S GIFTED SON

 

WE MUST LET YOU GO
THOUGH WE´RE FILLED WITH SADNESS
WE MUST STAY BEHIND
IN THIS WORLD OF MADNESS AND LIES
OUR LIVES MAY GO ON
OUR WORLD MAY KEEP TURNING
AND OUR TEARS MAY DRY
TO MATCH THE SILENCE OF OUR CRIES

 

AS YOU´RE WELCOMED BACK INTO THE UNIVERSE
AS YOU TELL YOUR STORY TRUE, PRECISE AND SO WELL-VERSED
MAYBE THEY WILL REALIZE WHAT MUST DONE
AND ALLOW THE UNIVERSE´S GIFTED SON´S RETURN

 

WITH THE SPEED OF GOD´S LIGHT
YOU THEN COULD TRAVEL
BACK TO THIS EARTH
TO HELP UNRAVEL EVIL´S MYSTERIES

 

AS YOU´RE WELCOMED BACK INTO THE UNIVERSE
AS YOU TELL YOUR STORY TRUE, PRECISE AND SO WELL-VERSED
MAYBE THEY WILL REALIZE WHAT MUST DONE
AND ALLOW THE UNIVERSE´S GIFTED SON´S RETURN

 

HERE THE TRUTH IS WAITING
AS THE GODS ARE CONTEMPLATING
IT IS THEIR DECISION
TO MAKE WITH HEAVENLY PRECISION
WE KNOW THEY CONSTANTLY TEST US
BUT THIS TIME THEY SURELY WILL BLESS US
YOUR SWORD OF TRUTH´S FIRE BURNS
IT´S LIGHT WILL MARK YOUR RETURN

 

AS YOU´RE WELCOMED BACK INTO THE UNIVERSE
AS YOU TELL YOUR STORY TRUE, PRECISE AND SO WELL-VERSED
MAYBE THEY WILL REALIZE WHAT MUST DONE
AND ALLOW THE UNIVERSE´S GIFTED SON´S RETURN

THIS SONG´S A LULLABY


IT´S GOING TO BE ROUGH
IT´S GOING TO BE TOUGH
A LITTLE LESS HOPE
AND MUCH, MUCH LESS SCOPE


OUR PAIN IS WRAPPED
WITHIN THE TEARS WE CRY
FOR WE DON´T REALLY WANT TO SAY GOODBYE
SOMETIME IN THE FUTURE
WILL BE A VERY SPECIAL CHILD
THAT´S WHY THIS SONG´S A LULLABY


IT´S GOING TO BE HARD
WHERE SHOULD WE START?
CAN WE CARRY ON
AS IF YOU´VE JUST MOVED ALONG?

 

WHEN OUR PAIN IS WRAPPED
WITHIN THE TEARS WE CRY
FOR WE DON´T REALLY WANT TO SAY GOODBYE
SOMETIME IN THE FUTURE
WILL BE A VERY SPECIAL CHILD
THAT´S WHY THIS SONG´S A LULLABY

THE DESTINY OF MAN

 

THE ICE IS MELTING FAST
AS WE REACH FOR THE SKIES
THE WORLD IS DROWNING IN IT´S OWN TEARS
NOT AS IF WE DON´T KNOW WHY
DESTRUCTION IS IN CONTROL
WORKING HARD ALL DAY, ALL NIGHT
DISTRACTION RULES THE POLLS
WE JUST STAND BY, DON´T EVEN FIGHT

THE GROUND WE STAND UPON
ARTIFICIAL, NO HEARTBEAT
OUR DAYS HAVE NUMBERS
LIKE THE HOUSES ON A DEAD END STREET
THE EARTH BENEATH OUR CRIMES
WAITS VERY PATIENTLY
GIVING US SPORADIC SIGNS
OF WHAT WILL COME EVENTUALLY

 

WHEN THE POWER IS PLACED IN HUMAN HANDS
WHEN THE POISONED FIST RULES ALL THE LAND
WHEN NATURE´S NOT PART OF THE PLAN
THE SPIRIT WORLD WILL DO WHAT ONLY THE SPIRITS CAN
SPEED UP THE DESTINY OF MAN

 

WHEN THE LOVE IS GONE THERE IS ONLY HATE
WHEN TIME´S IGNORED IT´S MUCH TOO LATE
THOSE PSYCHOPATHIC HEADS OF STATE WILL DO THE WORST THEY CAN
TO SPEED UP THE DESTINY OF MAN

 

TO THOSE THAT MAY SURVIVE
YOU´LL HAVE TO THINK AGAIN
LEAVE OUR MISTAKES BEHIND
AND BURY WHAT OF US REMAINS
SO DEEP THAT WE RETURN
TO WHERE WE DID COME FROM
OUR MOTHER EARTH DOES HAVE A PLACE, A PLACE WHERE HER OWN WASTE IS BURNED

 
WHEN THE POWER IS PLACED IN HUMAN HANDS
WHEN THE POISONED FIST RULES ALL THE LAND
WHEN NATURE´S NOT PART OF THE PLAN
THE SPIRIT WORLD WILL DO WHAT ONLY THE SPIRITS CAN
SPEED UP THE DESTINY OF MAN

 

WHEN THE LOVE IS GONE THERE IS ONLY HATE
WHEN TIME´S IGNORED IT´S MUCH TOO LATE
THOSE PSYCHOPATHIC HEADS OF STATE WILL DO THE WORST THEY CAN
TO SPEED UP THE DESTINY OF MAN

SONG FOR DORJE TSERING

(THE WARRIOR INSIDE YOU)

 

MAY YOU RECEIVE THE BLESSING
EVERY WARRIOR DESERVES
MAY YOU BE HELD IN HIGH REGARD
BY THE ONES THE WARRIOR HAS PLEDGED TO SERVE

FOR YOU´VE FULFILLED YOUR MISSION
AND YOUR MESSAGE WE WILL SHARE
DON´T YOU WORRY ABOUT YOUR FAMILY
NOW IT´S TIME FOR US TO CARE

 

YOU MAY BE JUST A CHILD
BUT THERE´S A WARRIOR INSIDE YOU
OLDER THAN A THOUSAND YEARS
HIS FACE REFLECTED IN OUR TEARS

THE PAIN THAT NOW SURROUNDS YOU
WE CANNOT TAKE AWAY
BUT THAT WARRIOR INSIDE YOU
WILL SURELY FIGHT IN JUST A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT WAY

 

YOU MAY BE JUST A CHILD
BUT THERE´S A WARRIOR INSIDE YOU
OLDER THAN A THOUSAND YEARS
HIS FACE REFLECTED IN OUR TEARS

THERE´S NOTHING ANGRY , NOTHING WILD
IN THAT WARRIOR INSIDE YOU
HE´S FILLED WITH LOVE AND FAITH AND PRIDE
AND IN YOU HE DOES RESIDE