Your Time Is Now

by Ralf Dee

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released 31 January 2014

Ralf Dee: acoustic guitars, vocals, harmonica, bass
Tom Rothbucher: acoustic and electric guitars, dobro, banjo
Christian Ertl: drums
Sabine Faast: backing vocals
Philipp Schlegel: electric guitars on track 4 and 7.
Enrico Jasny: bass on track 4 and 7

music and lyrics: Ralf Dee except track 8 (traditional/public domain)

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Ralf Dee Germany

RALF DEE is a German based Singer-Songwriter who is playing a blend of Folk, Folk-Rock, Alternative, Indie, Blues and Country. He started his solo activity in 2008. The Release of the first EP followed in 2009. He played solo gigs across Germany, put together the RALF DEE BAND and recorded the first album Destination Unknown in 2010/2011.
The album Your Time Is Now will be released 01/31/2014.
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Track Name: The Wrong Lane
The wrong lane

Do you remember the times we had to find our way without digital help?
Navigation was just a fiction, all we had was a map and a handwritten description
And when you thought you were just in time, take the exit and then straight ahead
It starts to rain and you’re missin’ the right lane, getting lost was a part of the game

Seems like you’re hittin’ the wrong lane again
And the only one to blame is yourself my friend
Somethin’ else on your mind, the wrong way is easy to find
You’ll get no second chance, if you don’t make it in time

Now you feel safe with your satellite guide even if you know the way
The program says you’ll arrive in time, if you depend on a different route today
But that roadblock is not in the system & you haven’t been here before
It’s gonna take at least twice as long, but you don’t have no time anymore

Seems like you’re hittin’ the wrong lane again
And the only one to blame is yourself my friend
Somethin’ else on your mind, the wrong way is easy to find
Again you blew your chance to make it in time

I heard the devil callin’ my name, got the details for a meeting place
I will pay for all of my sins, look him straight in the face
Right in time, but the system failed, I couldn’t find the way to hell
Well I’m gonna do a little more runnin’ – tell the devil: I ain’t comin’!

Seems like you’re hittin’ the wrong lane again
And the only one to blame is yourself my friend
Somethin’ else on your mind, the wrong way is so easy to find
You’ll get no second chance, if you don’t make it in time
Somethin’ else on your mind the wrong way is so easy to find
You’ll get no second chance, if you don’t make it in time
You’ll get no second chance, if you don’t make it in time
Da da da da da da da
Track Name: As Long
As Long

As long as there’s another war and people suffering more and more
As long as millions are starving to death and tons of food are wasted somewhere else
As long as we don’t respect human rights and false ideologies are the reason for fights
Innocent people are imprisoned and tortured and way too many animals slaughtered

As long as so many things go wrong I cannot close my eyes too long
As long as so many things go wrong I will not rest for very long

As long as there’s illegal deforestation and no solution to the climate protection
As there’s trafficking in human beings and forced labor’s killing children’s dreams
As long as lobby’s got too much influence and cannot be made accountable
Fascist murders run through the land and policemen remove evidence

As long as so many things go wrong I cannot close my eyes too long
As long as so many things go wrong I will not rest for very long

As long as not everyone has freedom of religion and expression
There’s still countries that discriminate women and rapists don’t have to fear a conviction
As long as the church is tellin’ lies, making no efforts to apologize
But hinder the investigation of crimes committed by clergymen

As long as so many things go wrong I cannot close my eyes too long
As long as so many things go wrong I will not rest for very long

As long as the rich are getting richer and the poor still getting poorer
Corruption is the key to success and equal rights mean nothing to the upper class

As long as so many things go wrong I cannot close my eyes too long
As long as so many things go wrong I will not rest for very long
As long as so many things go wrong I cannot close my eyes too long
As long as so many things go wrong I will not rest for very long

As long as there’s another war and people suffering more and more
Track Name: Blink Of An Eye
Blink Of An Eye

We had the summer, we had diamonds
In the fields under the sun
Some kind of magical alliance
But it's long since gone

We spent the nights beside the campfire
Or in the trailer by the sea
With songs that lasted forever
And moments of eternity

Not afraid of tryin and not scared of dyin
Immortal for the blink of an eye
Never cared what they’re sayin or how much you’re payin
Immortal for the blink of an eye
For the blink of an eye

We never thought about tomorrow
We were young, we had no clue
But there was laughter and no sorrow
Every ounce of life we drew

Not afraid of tryin and not scared of dyin
Immortal for the blink of an eye
Never cared what they’re sayin or how much you’re payin
Immortal for the blink of an eye
For the blink of an eye
For the blink of an eye
Track Name: A Bitter Taste Of Tears
A Bitter Taste Of Tears

Am I right, am I wrong? Did I only stay too long?
Who’s got the answers? Just tell me one
When all the questions come undone

Is it real or is it still a dream? What was happenin’ in between?
You wanna hold the moment but it fades as soon as it appears
And leaves a bitter taste of tears

We crawl we run, we hide again, we will stumble now and then
We don’t know why, we don’t know when
But everybody’s got the masterplan

Is it real or is it still a dream? What was happenin’ in between?
You wanna hold the moment but it fades as soon as it appears
And leaves a bitter taste of tears

Again we walk on empty streets, we know the way and where to it leads
Still we don’t know what we are looking for
And when we think that we have found, but then there’s no one else around
We have to find another open door

Is it real or is it still a dream? What was happenin’ in between?
How can I keep it, when pictures vanish on the screen
Is it real or still a dream?
Is it real or is it still a dream? What was happenin’ in between?
We wanna hold the moment but it fades as soon as it appears
And leaves a bitter taste of tears
It leaves a bitter taste of tears
It leaves a bitter taste of tears
It leaves a bitter taste of tears
It leaves a bitter taste of tears
Track Name: A Couple Of Brews
A Couple Of Brews

It’s 3 o’clock pm and I’m getting a tan through the open window of the van
Dark shades cover my eyes, I’m enjoying the ride and the picturesque countryside

Been travelin’ this road for so many times
I guess it’s just what I’m supposed to do
Again I will be playin’ for nickels and dimes
A place to sleep and a couple of brews

The guitar’s in the back, my shirt is black, so is the bandana ‘round my neck
The breeze cools me down, passin’ another town on the way southbound

Been travelin’ this road for so many times
I guess it’s just what I’m supposed to do
Again I will be playin’ for nickels and dimes
A place to sleep and a couple of brews
A couple brews

What a perfect day, what can I say, there’s nothin’ to complain
I hear Bob Dylan sing as the sun shines in, all of a sudden the alarm clock rings

6 in the morning, now the birds sing
Just in the middle of a dream

What a change of mood, get in the work pants’ blue and put on the security boots
Jump in the car, you don’t have to go far, everything seems so bizarre

Been drivin down this road for so many times
I guess it’s not what I’m supposed to do
I’d rather be playin’ for nickels and dimes
A place to sleep and a couple of brews
a couple of brews
a couple of brews
a couple of brews
Track Name: You're Not Good Enough
You’re Not Good Enough

This is a story about ramblin' Allan
Who fell in love with a girl named Suzanne
The daughter of a very wealthy man
Who was tellin' him:

You will never get anywhere
You will never ever marry her
We have a strong family tradition
We're all bankers in a high position

You're not good enough, don't waste my time
You got no class and you never will have
It's not even worth tryin'
You're not good enough, don't waste my time
You got no class and you never will have
It's not even worth tryin'

Suzanne broke family tradition
Her father couldn't accept the decision
She married Allan and they moved away
He couldn't forget what the old man did say

You're not good enough, don't waste my time
You got no class and you never will have
It’s not even worth tryin'
You're not good enough, don't waste my time
You got no class and you never will have
It’s not even worth tryin'

And then the financial market collapsed
The greedy old man lost all he had
Well, he was responsible for this mess after all
Still didn't see his fault
And it happened one day that he showed up all desperate and wasted
Beggin' Suzanne and Allan for help:
My son in law you are the best
Allan turned him down and said:

You're not good enough, don't waste my time
You got no class and you never will have
It's not even worth tryin'
You're not good enough, don't waste my time
You got no class and you never have had
It's not even worth tryin'

You're not good enough
Track Name: Welcome To My Home
Welcome To My Home

I pulled in this run down place
For some gas and a call on the phone
And to get right back on the road
For a long way home

I pulled in this run down place
For a paper cup of coffee to go
And the attendant’s tellin’ me
His entire life story

Welcome to my home
Where livin’ used to be good
Now the best part of the town is still a bad neighborhood

We used to go to work
Where some of us are sleepin’ now
The factory in this old town
They shut it down

They say that time will heal
And it’s a nice day I can see
But I can’t feed my family
This is torturing me

Welcome to my home
Where livin’ used to be good
Now the best part of the town is still a bad neighborhood
Just ‘cause I got this job
Doesn’t mean that it’s good
Workin’ for tips is just a bit better than beggin’ for food

I was born and raised in this wretched place
I worked in this factory for almost thirty years
Now poor men and beggin’ men shape the townscape
People in despair, winos and thieves

Welcome to my home
Where livin’ used to be good
Now the best part of the town is still a bad neighborhood
Just ‘cause I got this job
Doesn’t mean that it’s good
Workin’ for tips is just a bit better than beggin’ for food
Welcome to my home
Where livin’ used to be good
Now the best part of the town is still a bad neighborhood


I pulled in this run down place
For some gas and a call on the phone
Still a long way home
Track Name: Your Time Is Now
Your Time Is Now

Another year passes by, reflecting laughter and cries
While things improve from different point of views
There’s still a lot of bad news

The skeptic and the unbeliever will have their time someday
The lovers succeed and the haters will bleed
There’s a little piece of peace

Don’t wait until the cards get shuffled again
Your time is now
You never know what tomorrow will bring
Your time is now

The Christmas tree is in the dustbin, the shine is still in the room
Now everybody’s rushin' through the daily routine again, waiting for the weekend
Or just waiting for the pension and the good times might never come
But tonight I’m sittin' on the top of the world and I won’t come down

Don’t wait until the cards get shuffled again
Your time is now
You never know what tomorrow will bring
Your time is now
Don’t wait until the cards get shuffled again
Your time is now
You never know what tomorrow will bring
Your time is now
Your time is now
Your time is now
Track Name: The Lucky Ones
The Lucky Ones

Loyal and true he was, in my young days
When popularity was no stranger to me
The times on the sunny side, tender embrace
One of his best friends is called prosperity
Sometimes I didn’t seem to realize his presence
Quite often he appeared in close proximity
You cannot say that he was conspicuous by his absence
Without a doubt he likes the company of

The Lucky ones, the poor and the weak are no attraction
As soon as those days are gone, he leaves without exception

I haven’t met him once, since he’s been gone
And I don’t miss him much, maybe so does he
When loneliness moves in, down goes the sun
And he will disappear, to find new company of

The Lucky ones, the poor and the weak are no attraction
As soon as those days are gone, he leaves without exception

Moving and struggling, from town to town
Almost forgot him and the days of glory
But now the wheel of fortune, spins the other way around
He’s back again. They call him: "Envy"
He likes the company of

The Lucky one, the poor and the weak are no attraction
As soon as those days are gone, he’s back without exception
'cause he likes the company of
The Lucky one, the poor and the weak are no attraction
As soon as those days are gone, he’s back without exception
he’s back without exception