Is There A Time?

by Claudia Vorbach

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1.
Height Dreams (Refr.) Height dreams, baby that's all I know. Am I moving too fast? I got height dreams. Height dreams is what they want to show. Most people believe in height dreams. I never stop to listen. I know that I can wait. A bird was coming by these days and lifted me up high. There's no residence in air. The eagles' home is in the trees. Some are sleeping on a rock yeah. Sleeping on a stone, all alone. (Refr.) Height dreams, baby that's all I know. ..... I fly while I do sleep. I wonder where I'm heading to. I want to find a way to take things easy while my feet are walking on. I don't believe in climbing, anything like Jacob´s ladder. Climbing 's much too straight for living. Growing must be going in more than one direction.
2.
Making Believe Blues No.9 Everybody's only making believe, child. In the end there will be nothing but grief. It will make a sound. A big hole in the ground. And I will not be outstanding. I 'll be as bad as everyone ending. Oh we'll go aground. It will make a sound. (Refr.): ...and this will be the only thing to last. We've eaten up so much. We never really learned from our past. Hold up high your head today! Show all the love in your words! For everything will pass away. Now you may be the only one with a brain. And I might be the only one to give from the heart. Will we make a sound? Make it move around? If no one helps to set my sail high, I'm gonna put my head in the sky and I will begin- despite all that- make it circling! (Refr.) Who is gonna be the one to last? We've eaten up so much. We never really learned from our past. Hold up high .... (RAP): It's so easy to make people break each others skull. Heated discussions well-founded are not televised at all. Politics is full of actors who do not receive any kind of education- they're just making believe! Responsibility, oversee history, doesn't buy any prime come the election time! Religions have always been a reason for war. I wonder what kind of god they're all talking to?!! It doesn't seem to give them any power for peace. They're afraid of dissidents. They're only making believe! And in the worldwide streets of richness', you can bet on that, there a few guys: shaking hands, calculating what's next to make their profit sky-high, whatever it takes. They buy foundations- decency to enter holy steps. Envy, hate, fear and injustice, uh dollar-driven minds, lust for power, sacred-scriptures - lots of reasons to be blind! And if you're not blind it's far from saying you're safe from pessimists, wiseacres or group pressure haste!! So we all stand in a queue in this blue planets' blues. The „mankind disease“ is always heading the news. I would try to be Frodo if you bring me the ring! Throw it in the mountain of fate...- and always I'll sing! (Refr.) Hold up high your head today! Show all the love in your words, for everything will pass away. (Oh we're just making believe child.)
3.
Is There A Time? Is there a time for you and me to share with music in mind? Dreams call far. Dreaming I'm right there where you are. How can I reach you under your old southern sky? A melody came by makes me hold on, saying  is there a time? (Refr.) Is there a time? For you and me to share with music in mind. Or will I die without singing the song to you, the wind carried by, carried by to me, a long way from sea. Time grows old. You only live once so try to be gold. Well I did what I could to be true. I shared a short time talking in the rain with you. (Refr.) But is there a time to make music with you under your sky? Or will I die without singing the song to you, the wind carried by, carried by to me, a long way from sea.
4.
07:28
Lone Islands They say that no man is an island. But I say truth is far from that. 'Cause sometimes all you do is lonely when no one else knows where it's at. They say that no man is an island. But when there is no wind on the sea. No one else can share with you the load you need to take to live in liberty. Everybody bears a story. Everybody is a child of time. I know for sure it ain't easy when you're losing ground and no one hears a sound. They say that no man is an island. But I wonder can they see? How in the end everyone's so particular when it comes to their own truth and fiction you see. They say that no man is an island and I wonder how can they tell ? Did they ever try to step off main street, to walk all on their own? Did they try to walk all alone? Everybody bears a story. Everybody is only a bloody child of time. I know for sure it ain't easy suddenly you're loosing ground and no one ever hears a sound.
5.
Power People Positive (Refr.) Power people positive. Nevertheless shall never leave. The wrong way around is easy to do. P for profit is killing you! Power people positive. Your lust for life shall never leave. Don't drown yourself in negativity. Use your sense for relativity! Who will be the ones to call a spade a spade? Nobody has time. It seems we're always late. Everyone looks for answers, who will pose the question? How can't we seem to unfold in a positive direction? (Refr.) Power people positive. Nevertheless shall never leave. The wrong way around is easy to do. P for profit is killing you! Power people positive. Your lust for life shall never leave. Don't drown yourself in negativity. Use your sense for relativity! She said: Picture the world a wobbling tessellation. Only if each one moves in his place at his time, then we will have complementation. Throw in your piece of truth when it comes to dispute the boiling cauldron of connections! (Refr.) Power people positive. Nevertheless shall never leave....Take the purple p for positivity!
6.
04:26
Sweet Game It's like the evening sun on a springtime day. It's like sweet flower scent. You can't ignore it anyway. Sitting by the fire is a sweet game. Sitting by the fire is a sweet game. Don't get too close, you need to stick to these rules. Don't take too much, so no one's gonna be the fool. (Refr.) I'm not gonna try to, no way. Even if I'd like to feel behind the words you say. Don't dare to try to, because it won't be the same as it was before. It's like the good old sound of waves, wind and sea. Like sitting by the fireside, exchanging sympathy. Sitting by the fire is a sweet game. Sitting by the fire is a sweet game. Sitting by the fire is a sweet game. Don't get too close, you need to stick to these rules. Don't take too much, so no one's gonna be the fool. (Refr.) I'm not gonna...
7.
Princess With A Cross To Bear She's so fogged in herself. Caught up in her mind. He treats her so badly. She tells me all the time. She does not want to see things clearly. She rather sticks holding on to her dreams. Where she might be the chosen lady to make a broke man whole. It gives her a false kind of strength, such a false kind of strength, to be a princess with a cross to bear. She's a princess with a cross to bear. Time moves on and a second man comes around. He treats her like an angel. She loves having him around. But he will not wait 'til forever. She's amazed about his sensitivity. And I wonder, wonder, wonder, wonder, wonder, wonder. Tell me how can it be? It gives her a false kind of strength, such a false kind of strength, to be a princess with a cross to bear. She's a princess with a cross to bear. Don't put your life in the backwater! Don't set your heart on a waiting game! Love is not that holy just because it hurts so, it hurts so deep. Love is not that holy just because you found a cross to bear! Poor princess! It gives her a false kind of strength. Such a false kind ... She's a princess with a cross to bear.
8.
Something Endless In Their Love Slowly walking barefoot on the sand. Staring at the ocean, watching to the horizon. He's thinking of her. He let the waves take him in a daydream: He can see her eyes, her face and his eyes are looking full of love. And he looks forward to see her again. He's walking on, getting a feeling so strong. He begins to run all over the beach now, feeling so happy 'cause he's got a woman he can call his friend. And he knows he loves her, he knows he needs her, and he still wants her with all the might his soul can give. He's painting something in the sand. He feels so strong with her in his back yeah. It's been a long, long time since their first met. He's still sharing fun with her and she´s so glad to know, he will understand. When he's got this look, it feels so good. He begins to sigh. He's happy. He used to be one of those loners, and he's 'been disappointed. And he didn't want to lose anymore. It's hard to find a real friend for your whole life. Ain't it hard to find a real friend for your whole life? But he knows he has found her. He lets the warm wind blow around his face now, he feels the warm wind blow around his face now. There's a smile upon his face. There is music in his soul. He's holding her so tight. He loves her so much. Still loves her so much. Just take a look in their eyes... you will see something so shiny...so shiny and so true. There´s something endless in their love, something endless in their love, something you'd never be dreaming of. Yeah they're still in love, still in la-la-la-love. Ah that lucky old man...he's still in love. ....the wind blows something endless in their sweet love.
9.
My Old Man Rain is leaving my world today. And I'm so low. I'm only worrying my dear baby. Old truth still hurts me so. I watched that man for a long, long time. Like an old house that is crumbling away. Yeah I've been a witness to his crazy ways, my heart could never understand. So I watched him for a long time. He's too stubborn to be told. Well I guess he lost something to hold on to and ever since that he's out of reach. All my friends know by now, this is nothing new. Well but now slowly these dark wheels are rolling in. And isn't it sad to watch him suffer, suffer like this. My old man is going down. Really down to the ground. He drinks too much to reach his very soul and too little to forget that he has one. Well I'm not the one to save him. Don't know if someone ever could. I'm not the one to save him. I don't know if anybody ever should. Oh but I pray that good old something comes back, takes care and gives him light through his darkest night. Uh now you're going down. Forever down to the ground. It's been a long time to watch you falling, falling, down. My old man is going down. Forever down to the ground. It's been a sad thing to watch you fall looks like finally something caught you up, caught you up, caught you up, something.
10.
Big Fat Light You say your life does not feel easy. It does not work out as you thought. You say your life is for the learning. So do I but don’t let the teacher be too hard. Don’t be so strict, don’t be so spiky. Learning says you can grow and grow and grow. This is no rule, this is a circumstance of life yeah. The sun in the sky wants you to know: (Refr.) Without laughter there is nothing. The sun in the sky is a big fat light. Without that old sun nothing would grow down here. This is the precious key to life. We are too many still we’re lonely. We all need to be understood sometimes. At least one thing in life you can change. This is yourself. Learn how to cast your own mold. Don’t get used placing the blame on anybody. It only leads to dead-end streets. If you know the fields, the shades of your own soul you might find some shelter in the storm, from time to time. (Refr.) Without laughter there is nothing. The sun in the sky is a big fat light. Without that old sun nothing would grow down here. This is the precious key to life. Without that old sun nothing would grow, we've got a big fat light, you've got a big fat light.
11.
03:38
Soulful Man Baby, baby, baby, baby - don't you talk to me so rude. Baby, baby, baby, baby - don't turn away when I talk. I can't really see why you have to put all your anger right against me babe. I don't need no tear stained eyes! I don't need your appeasement. All I want back is my soulful man! Maybe, baby, baby, baby,- you've got them old cosmic blues. Baby, baby, baby, sweet baby, don't you try to take it out on me. No, no. I don't know what's going wrong. What is going wrong my love? I declare I will refuse these bad mood rising blues! I don't need your appeasement. No no, All I want back is my soulful man! While this old world is still spinning 'round, there is one treasure in life we're handed out. It's love for sure and love in all its ways. And your love warms my soul a million days. So don't you keep your worries to yourself. Hey what's going on beneath that shell? Sometimes bad is bad but don't you know: Two hearts can shake it up and go! I don't need any kind of appeasement. I want back is my soulful man. my soulful man.....My baby, baby, baby, baby.
12.
04:21
Why Not ? Why not move? Why not getaway? From the things you once thought you would be. Why not move? Why not flying high? Even if it’s not to the moon. Why not stay? Stay true to yourself while finding a different view? Why not try to let your dreams fly high every step that you make it’s you it’s only you whom you take along. Walking with fears, whispering in your little ears. Saying: could this be true? Could this be you? Time only shows how your soul wants to grow.
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14.
The Return Of The Light There'll be a lot of bad times. There'll be a lot of pain. A lot of confusion and trust that's lost in the rain. You're gonna lose some ground yeah. People may think you're strong. They don't see the reason for your sadness. Any direction has gone. But there always, always returns the light. There always, always returns the light. There 'll be lot of crying. Crying without tears. Dissatisfaction you just can't say why. There'll be a lot of disappointments. Same old dead-end streets. Hard winds of changes blowing you off your feet. But there always, always returns the light. Baby there always, always returns the light. Uh uh uh uh Uh uh uh uh Maybe once you thought: the longer you live the more you get wise. And now you tell me:it's nothing more than just a joke! Hard times sure come easy, there'll be a lot of pain you see no reason for. The sunny childrens' eyes begin to doubt within their selves.. But there always, always returns the light. Baby there always, always returns the light. So welcome the light wherever you might find it. Welcome the light in anybody's beautiful, warm shiny eyes. Welcome the light no matter where you might find it, in your dreams or near or far. You need to welcome the light- and you soon find out there is a whole lot of light there is enough light there is a whole lot of light. Baby there always, I say there always, there always, I believe there always returns the light.

about

All 14 titles are originals from singer-songwriter Claudia Vorbach, who sometimes plays western guitar. The album crosses Pop and Jazz .
Vorbach is accompanied by a Jazz Piano Trio: double bass, piano (or Fender Rhodes) and drums.
Intimate moments appear also when Claudia is accompanying herself in the singer-songwriter style all alone on guitar or piano.or in thef folk-blues duo with double bass "Big Fat Light"

Press Quotes:

„Germany’s answer to Madeleine Peyroux. Genuinely quirky and unique.“
(Fiona Ord-Shrimpton, 12..27.18.from All About Jazz on the title "Lones Islands")

"At first blush, Vorbach sounds like a relaxed Norah Jones, playfully whimsical and vocally daring.
Vorbach sings with an assured Van Morrison-fashioned slur that is both rakish and sensual. "Princess With A Cross To Bear" is a dead ringer for "Moondance," swinging hard with a certain mainland European style. But that is where all comparisons end. (...)
Vorbach is of a mind to mix the jazz community up with a standard piano trio including keyboardist Martin Soros, bassist Axel Kühn and drummer Felix Shrack, playing music from all over the genre map. (...)
It beckons from both jazz and pop realms in a way that melds the two together seamlessly, something tried and failed by many but fully successful here."
(by C.Michael Bailey "Ten Artitsts:April 2019 "on All About Jazz,)

"Singer-songwriter or jazz vocalist? Who still asks about it today, especially when musicians like Claudia Vorbach successfully tear down all the border fences between the genres.
Now there is already the second album of the Tübingen voice artist, and the 14 own songs captivate like already the predecessor ›Come Down Easy‹ by ease and the gift to gradually transform into fat ear candies.(...)
Because the young woman is developing her very own personality style - as a composer, as a self-confident vocalist who prefers to sing rather than talk, and as a reconciler between pop and jazz, which is not least due to her three companions, including bassist Axel Kühn. Now then! Claudia Vorbach's time has begun."

(by Reinhard Köchl, Jazz thing, Sept./ Oct. 2019)

credits

released December 8, 2018

Claudia Vorbach – Vocal, Guitar on 1, 3, 9,10,14 and Piano on 8, 13.
Martin Sörös – Piano (except 8, 13) and Rhodes on 1, 5, 12.
Axel Kühn – Double Bass.
Felix Schrack – Drums.

All music, lyrics, arrangements by Claudia Vorbach.
Recorded by Tom Krueger and Matthias Krueger at Klangraum Studio Mainz 2017.
Mix Tom Krueger @ no sé? studio. Artwork: ArtBuero Tuebingen. Photos: Fany Fazii, except band photos: C. Vorbach.

Copyright by Claudia Vorbach 2018, Tuebingen. All rights reserved.

I want to give my deeply heartfelt thank you to:
My family, all my friends for supporting me on my way. And especially to you for sharing these pearls of wisdom. They still sparkle along "my" way. And of course a very deeply heartfelt special thanks to Axel, Felix, Martin, Matthias and Tom, for putting in their experience and their spirit!!! LG :-) You all made this a great and joyful recording session for me.
And last but not least a deeply felt thank-you to every listener I met along the way: you've made it a a pleasure for me to keep going!!!
"Something Endless In their Love" is dedicated to M.& M..

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Claudia Vorbach Tübingen, Germany

Claudia Vorbach is a singer-songwriter and a jazz vocalist from southern Germany.
Jazz, Blues, and Folk is crossing her songwriting. She is performing solo (w guitar or piano) or with band in small clubs,pubs etc. or at sofaconcerts. More information on the claudia vorbach website or in english on the All About Jazz musician site. ... more

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