Patience In Short Supply

by Margret Galler

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released July 1, 2007

Margret Galler: words & music, acoustic guitar
Iwan Iwantscheff: drums, bass, guitar, studio work
Rainer Freilinger: electric guitar (4, 14)
Arrangements: Galler/Iwantscheff
Artwork: Wolfgang Kschwendt

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Track Name: Patience In Short Supply
why did you say yes,
when you felt like saying no?
why did you stay,
when you felt the urge to go?
why did you shut up?
to have the peace restored?

you think you are too old
when you look in the mirror
you pick the classic black
when your mind screams bright red
you blush when a man
tries to be nice to you.

I try to define reality
and we all find the patience
in short supply

when you have an idea
you are holding it back.
your point of view is highly influenced
by your mother, your brother.
I do believe in you.

I try to define reality
and we all find the patience
in short supply

when you thought you were shouting
all we heard was a whisper.
and you pretended to listen
but you didn't really care.
and you wanted to stay firm
but in the end, you gave in.

I try to define reality
and we all find the patience
in short supply
Track Name: Dear Friend
I ́d like to blame you
for everything
I can not get hold of you
what kind of friend you are,
when you are never near
when I need you so

do I ask for too much
when I want to talk to you?
are you frightened to lose your hold? I am.
do I have to live with memories from the past
while we are still young?

you are where I am
still, you are not near and
I did not sleep last night
they keep watching you
what you do
when you are meeting me

I ́d like to be stronger but I am not allowed
to show you my love,
do I ask for too much
when I want to touch you?
are you frightened to fall in love? I am.
a love affair with you is what I want
while we are still young
Track Name: Things Are Not Getting Better
things are not getting better
since we are apart
I wish you would call me
and tell me where you are

Refrain:
I fear to hear your sweet,
your softly spoken words
they are dripping into my mouth
like honey
I swallow them down
and over the tickle in my throat
I know it won ́t work out
between you and me
there ́s a crack in my head
where I see happy children playing
I know it ́s not real
so I could go crazy for a while
now there ́s a crack in my heart

if I live in silence
if I live in fear
you are not gonna find me
you won ́t be near

Refrain

if you would come to see me
it would ease my pain
I wish you could love me
despite the things I have done

Refrain
Track Name: Read My Lips
a little bit of touching
the line along the neck
a tight grip around the waist
a smooth and gentle swing

a pair of hands and lustful eyes
exploring unknown land
you stupid bitch what ́s wrong with you
don ́t put on such a show

read my lips
I said no

a little bit of rubbing
a little bit of mmmh..
a hand between legs
down run the sweat pearls

smile at me you gorgeous toy
I love you so much right now
sit down on my lap
and I like the way you smell

read my lips
I said no
Track Name: Words Like Bricks
don ́t expect me to worship or love you so true
don ́t expect me to know what to do
let ́s take the first step and spend the night together
at the breakfast table, you can tell me again
what you told me last night in your gin stroken voice

words like bricks to build a wall
words like one big waterfall
some words are ripe
ripe like a grape
unspoken words pumping blood in my head
words spoken in fever
words spoken in love
most words I have spoken when I was drunk

I think of what you have told me last night
you said: I love you, I love you so true
with gestures so tender, they were making me blue
́cause you told me those words in your gin stroken voice

words like bricks to build a wall
words like one big waterfall
some words are ripe
ripe like a grape
unspoken words pumping blood in my head
words spoken in fever
words spoken in love
most words I have spoken when I was drunk

I carry a letter
a letter from you
I could spit on the paper
I ́d rather spit on you
but you are not here and you never will be
so I might as well carry on doing
what a long time ago I have learned
to speak

words like bricks to build a wall
words like one big waterfall
some words are ripe
ripe like a grape
unspoken words pumping blood in my head
words spoken in fever
words spoken in love
most words I have spoken when I was drunk
Track Name: Not The End
you still mean a lot to me
you are always on my mind
I´ve missed my chance to say goodbye
the day I had to stand next to your grave
I refused to accept what had happened
what a nightmare

I´ve come to a conclusion
I can´t go on like this
and you are the first one to know
the grave can´t be the end
the grief must not remain
sadness has to go
poor lost little soul

I know I have to be strong
I´m all on my own
but I won´t give in
you´d have done the same

now I´d like to say goodbye
I even try it with a smile
you know it took me some time
the burden of life weights me down to the ground
Track Name: Perfect Actress
I watch the perfect actress
how she fools the audience
I know I should not be offended,
that you feel the urge to move on

you have got days where you don´t know
what to say or where to go,
so unbearable in your head,
in your chest and in your soul,
hope tomorrow changes all,
and your heartbeat will be
stronger

I can feel the tension
when I enter the room
too many expectations
and never quite enough room

for the days where I don´t know
what to say or where to go,
so unbearable in my head,
in my chest and in my soul,
hope tomorrow changes all
and my heartbeat will be stronger

who do you think you are, girl,
that you say you will never forgive.
you are truly not so perfect
and you know, girl, you are fooling yourself.

you have got days where you don´t know
what to say or where to go,
so unbearable in your head,
in your chest and in your soul,
hope tomorrow changes all,
and your heartbeat will be
stronger
Track Name: Little Pleasures
I do the shopping and I wash the car,
dinner has to be ready and my temper has to be steady.
I hang up the washing, take the rubbish out,
read the story at bedtime for the children out loud.

Don´t get me wrong, I am not complaining,
I have got my little pleasures!
I sit down with a coffee in the afternoon,
grab a magazine in the living room,
it is the famous and rich I can´t wait to see.
The jetset has taken a seat next to me.
Oh, she looks lovely in that dress.
Oops, I can see her naked breast.
If she is taking a few days off,
couldn´t I replace her on the catwalk?

My mother comes by and has a chat with me,
she tells me how she suffers from her bad, bad knee.
I know my duties when my husband comes from work.
He needs some attention and he wants some sex.

Don´t get me wrong, I am not complaining,
I have got my little pleasures!
I sit down with a coffee in the afternoon,
grab a magazine in the living room,
it is the famous and rich I can´t wait to see.
The jetset has taken a seat next to me.
Oh, she looks lovely in that dress.
Oops, I can see her naked breast.
If she is taking a few days off,
couldn´t I replace her on the catwalk?
Track Name: Misery
Misery you have come my way
Misery you have come
Misery
I love you but you don´t love me
the way I am

I know, I must not be so sad
But I am
And all I do is cry

Winter will be mine
Winter will be mine
Winter will be mine

Misery, you have come my way
Misery, you have come
Misery
I told you that I love you
And you did not

Now the world seems so dark and grey
And I know
I have to walk away

From every place I know
From every place I have been
From every place that reminds me of you
Track Name: Real Diamonds
Haven´t you noticed that I try to please you so?
Too early to go to bed, on one of our evenings on the beach.
We sat down for a beer, drinking and talking for a while.
I moved my chair towards the sea and sat there in silence.
I thought about Neruda`s poems and felt a little jealous,
because of the passion and depth of feelings he has gone through.
And while thinking about all that, I saw something most beautiful.
When the moonbeam gets caught in the wave,
I could not be much more happier.

Real diamonds are floating on the surface and
all my sorrows gently drown in the sea.
Haven´t you noticed that I am so in love with you?
You are covered in dirt and dump of your life.
Your fists are holding on tight to the dark side of life.
Life sometimes is a wild and rough storm.
Let me be your shelter where you can hide.
Together we wait for the sun to rise again, while we can not say
goodbye to the stars.
When the moonbeam gets caught in the wave, I
could not be much more happier.

Real diamonds are floating on the surface and
all my sorrows gently drown in the sea.
Track Name: Jealousy Is A Hungry Fox
jealousy is a hungry fox
desperate to be heard and to be seen
my body aches with jealousy
why do you rise so early from our bed of friendship?
can´t explain it from a logical point of view

how pathetic life can be
especially after you pissed me off so much

a tender kiss for those you love
a kick in the ass for those you don´t like
you want to be independent and free
happy, fragile and strong like me

how pathetic life can be
especially after you pissed me off so much

you constantly remind me of what I want to be
you are everybody`s darling and treated with respect
why pick up a fight I can only lose?
my jealousy is a hungry fox
Track Name: This Time
This time I want to do it right
The way I feel it from inside
From this very instant on
I know exactly if it´s right or wrong

If I could sleep one hundred years
I´d place the poison on my lips
I would wait for you to come
And you will get your fatal kiss
Knowing you
You can´t resist
Afterwards you´ll be so sore

You´ll be trapped inside yourself
and that´s the reason why you
cry wholeheartedly

You´ll be blinded by the light
and that´s the reason why you
try to escape

You´ll devote yourself again
to depression and the pain
oh what a shame
Track Name: Embrace Me
Today, I have got no one by my side
I understand, but it is killing me inside
Tomorrow, I won´t be alive
The sunrise will hide from my eyes
It is good to hear words of sympathy

Embrace me
Embrace me
I need to feel you that close
Embrace me
Embrace me
Words are just not enough
Embrace me
Embrace me

Yesterday, I was longing
for some tenderness and a little bit of love
I was fearless and brainless
Tomorrow, I won´t be alive
The sunrise will hide from my eyes.
May I have a last wish?

Embrace me
Embrace me
I need to feel you that close
Embrace me
Embrace me
Words are just not enough
Embrace me
Embrace me
Track Name: Back Home
she should pick up her child
but she misses her train
she likes to discuss
never cares about time
she walks back home alone
all by herself
taking each step with carelessness

all the promises you made
you did not bother to keep

walking home alone
all by herself
she is thinking of the child
the baby inside
with a body like a stone
a mind like a rock
a soul like a feather
she is in danger to fall

all the promises you made
you did not bother to keep

hopeless useless
no way out
no-one will ever get to know the truth
she holds her head up high
while she´s walking in the rain
thinking of the child
that grows in her womb
she´s trying not to panic

all the promises you made
you did not bother to keep

she walks back home alone
all by herself
no-one will ever get to know the truth
from her or from her father
being the father

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