Fabulous Sceneries

by Annika Jayne

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released December 1, 2010

Recorded and mastered at syemusic studio between April and August 2009
Produced by Amin Jan Sayed

Copyright: © Annika Jayne
Music and Lyrics: Annika Jayne
All rights reserved

Acoustic Guitar and Vocals: Annika Jayne
Bass: Amin Jan Sayed
Slide Guitar: Jörg Teichert
Accordion and Glockenspiel on The Girl Holding The Wineglass: Conni Junge
Glockenspiel on Les Etoiles and Words Like Rain: Conni Junge
Glockenspiel on Avec Toi and Petite Valse d'Amour: Annika Jayne
Cello: Boris Stansky

Arrangements:
Cello:
Fly Home: Ela Günther and Annika Jayne,
The Girl Holding The Wineglass and November Sea: Ela Günther,
Petite Valse d'Amour: Annika Jayne and Tanja Lung,
all others: Annika Jayne
Accordion: Conni Junge
Bass: Amin Jan Sayed
Glockenspiel:
Avec Toi: Amin Jan Sayed,
Les Etoiles, The Girl Holding The Wineglass and Words Like Rain: Conni Junge,
Petite Valse d'Amour: Annika Jayne

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Annika Jayne Heidelberg, Germany

Heartfelt, authentic songs in three languages. Stories taken from real life with a touch of romance. Quiet sounds that make waves. Melodies that touch your heart. These are the keys to Annika Jayne's music. In 2009 Annika recorded her first album Fabulous Sceneries on which she introduces 12 songs in English and French. ... more

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Track Name: Sunflower Fields
Sunflower Fields
(Music & Lyrics by Annika Jayne
© Annika Jayne, 9th June 2002)

Travelling on some old southern road
With a blue sky
And my thoughts just fly away
And my eyes wanna take pictures of this scene
For as wide as you can see
There are sunflower fields

As far as the horizon line
Like a bright sea
Full of joy and luminosity
They evoke a feeling inside of me
So secure and yet so free
Flowing through me like a stream

When I look into your eyes
The sun is shining through your mind
Like there are sunflower fields inside
Reflecting in your smile

Let me take a bath in this sunflower sea
Let me look into the sky
Where I am free to be myself
Where I can relax, where I can breathe
Let me tell you how it feels
In your soul of sunflower fields

When I look into your eyes
The sun is shining through your mind
Like there are sunflower fields inside
Reflecting in your smile
And when I look into your eyes
Your sunflower look just warms my mind
You take away my fears inside with
Sunflower feelings left behind
Track Name: Avec Toi
Avec Toi
(Musique & Paroles par Annika Jayne
© Annika Jayne, 1995/10 Mars 2008)
A Christian

Nous embarquons notre bateau sur l'océan
Sans savoir ce qui nous attend
Nous allons vivre des aventures
Ensemble rien ne semble dur, ne semble dur

Même avec les vagues déferlant sur les planches
Avec bruit, férocement, comme une avalanche
Pendant l'orage on se tend la main
Pour défier ses grains, ses grains

Avec toi, je me sens à l'aise
Avec toi, je franchis chaque falaise
Avec toi, des tempêtes deviennent brises
Pour moi tes yeux sont des balises

Malgré les nuages approchant puissamment
A l'horizon j'aperçois pourtant
Des reflets orangés
Qui vont nous guider, guider

Avec toi, je me sens à l'aise
Avec toi, je franchis chaque falaise
Avec toi, des tempêtes deviennent brises
Pour moi tes yeux sont des balises
Track Name: Fly Home
Fly Home
(Music & Lyrics by Annika Jayne
© Annika Jayne, 1995)

Look at the waves in the wind
They'll carry you away
Look at the birds how they fly
They'll find their way home
Like them you'll have wings to fly
Like them you'll be free and never wonder why

As a child you had
So many dreams in your heart
But now they all seem gone
Just make another start
Sometimes you feel scared and low
Then look inside you and let your feelings show

Even though you might not feel it
One day you'll have won
Your fears will be forgotten
Nothing left undone

Go away find a place
That no-one can trace
Then you'll find your way
No, you'll never be the same
Just keep up your dreams and their flame
Let the fire always burn and let the dream remain

Even though you might not feel it
One day you'll have won
Your fears will be forgotten
Nothing left undone
Fly away
Fly so high
Fly home
Track Name: Les Etoiles
Les Etoiles
(Musique & Paroles par Annika Jayne
© Annika Jayne, 10 Septembre 2006)

Tout s'efface
Tout se fracasse
Tout succombe
Sous les étoiles qui tombent
Une à une, elles tombent à terre
Tu ne peux rien y faire

Tout s'éteint
Tu n'y comprends rien
Ton regard
Reste fixé sur le trottoir
Sur les étoiles à tes pieds
Que tu ne peux pas compter

Les étoiles sont tombées
Peut-être
C'est cruel
Maintenant il faut les ramasser
Les remettre
Au ciel

En les remettant
Dans ton firmament
Tu vas découvrir
Que tu peux l'enrichir
Que tu peux créer ton propre univers
A ta manière

Puis tu verras
Que tu créeras
Les figures imprévues
Sur ta voûte au-dessus
Même plus belles qu'avant
En te montrant

Que tes rêves sont vivants
Pas loin
A ta portée
La force des étoiles est également
Dans tes mains
Dans tes idées
Track Name: The Girl Holding The Wineglass
The Girl Holding The Wineglass
(Music & Lyrics by Annika Jayne
© Annika Jayne, 8th May 2005 / 23rd July 2008
Inspired by Amélie Poulain

She is the girl holding the wineglass
She stands in the centre of a crowd
Shares her thoughts with her wine
In a faraway place and time
She doesn't quite fit into the design
And yet she doesn't stand out

She wanders quietly on her interior mind-path
Where she's sheltered and undisturbed
Only sometimes does she decide
To carefully peek outside
The curtains of her mind
Half curious, half alert

She looks
Around her
She sees
Things that rare-
-ly catch
Others' eyes
But she collects
Them inside

This collection fills up her wide heart
A box like a secret treasury
Holding snippets of what she sees
She reassembles them piece by piece
Creating fabulous sceneries
Thus she models her destiny

Little sparks may mysteriously cross your life-path
As her world unexpectedly meets yours
Surely you can feel its grace
Though you'll never see her face
She vanishes without a trace
Like a fairy she smiles and withdraws

She looks
Around her
She sees
Things that rare-
-ly catch
Others' eyes
But she collects
Them inside

She is the girl holding the wineglass
She stands in the centre of a crowd
As she slowly sips her wine
A new image forms in her mind
Unusual yet divine
Another charm for her to send out
Track Name: La Voix Qui M'Accompagne
La Voix Qui M'Accompagne
(Musique & Paroles par Annika Jayne
© Annika Jayne, 11 Mai 2005)

A Francis Cabrel

J'entends le son d'une guitare
Et puis une voix magique
Je ferme mes yeux afin de mieux voir
Les images dans la musique

C'est la voix qui m'accompagne
Même dans le silence
Jamais elle ne s'éloigne
De mon cœur, mon âme, mes sens

Vous me donnez des moments inoubliables
Et tant d'inspiration
Avec vos mélodies inimitables
Et vos mots bâtissant des ponts

Nos pensées se rencontrent
Sur la même voie
Car elles se correspondent
Cherchant le même endroit

Votre voix se pose sur mon visage
Comme du velours
Avec vous je pars en voyage
Sans faire de détours

Dans un pays où l'amour existe
Sans frontières qui excluent
Ceux qui sont faibles ou tristes
Les gens inaperçus

C'est l'univers dans lequel on plonge
Comme deux voyageurs
Se noyant dans leurs songes
Ecrivant avec leurs cœurs

Ainsi, vos chansons sont mon jardin secret
Où votre voix me laisse respirer
Je l'aimais, je l'aime, je l'aimerai
A mourir à tout jamais
Track Name: My Destination
My Destination
(Music & Lyrics by Annika Jayne
© Annika Jayne, 23rd October 2003)

It's late at night
I'm sitting in this train
It's dark outside
Some blurred lights remain
And now I'm headed to a destination that I chose
It's a challenging wind that blows

The reflection shows
My mouth, my nose, my eyes
That's my face I suppose
Slowly losing its disguise
And there's a message from the twin looking my way
"Well done!" she seems to say

Thinking of the last station on my way
With the urge to change trains
Your destination wasn't mine
Couldn't leave myself behind

As the train rolls on
Towards a clear new day
There's a warm light at dawn
And excitement on the way
And if there are some doubts still travelling with me
They're pushed away 'cause I'm free
So free!

Thinking of the next station on my way
Where my own castle waits
Needed to cut off our course
My destination isn't yours

Thinking of the last station on my way
With the urge to change trains
Needed to cut off our course
My destination isn't yours

Thinking of the next station on my way
Where my own castle waits
Your destination isn't mine
Cannot leave myself behind
Track Name: Nothing Else That Counts
Nothing Else That Counts
(Music & Lyrics by Annika Jayne
© Annika Jayne, 6th February 2003)
Dedicated to Christian

It's 1 a.m.
With candles burning down
Slowly
And you're here
There's nothing else that counts

I take your hand
And slowly we embrace
Softly
Let me feel your face
Guide me to a whole new place

And you're close
Your fingertips
Make me feel whole
They're the mirror of your soul

Time stands still
Your caressing breath
Is tickling my nose
And my heart merges into yours

It's 4 a.m.
Candles have burnt down
Slowly
I hold you dear
There's nothing else that counts
Track Name: Petite Valse d'Amour
Petite Valse d'Amour
(Musique & Paroles par Annika Jayne
© Annika Jayne, 14 Septembre 2005)
A Christian

J'écoute ton cœur
Sentant le rythme dans lequel il danse
Il y a tant de douceur
Qui révèle que nos cœurs battent à la même cadence
Dansant pas à pas jusqu'à l'horizon

J'écoute ton âme
Chantant une mélodie familière
Sans fard, sans tam-tam
Sans s'imposer, elle résonne en complémentaire
La seule pour la mienne dans mon univers

Et même si parfois
On perd nos airs
Dans cette petite valse d'amour
On s'écoutera
Pour retrouver
L'harmonie sur notre parcours

Si nos cœurs et nos âmes
Dansent la même valse et s'ils chantent en duo
Si leur musique nous enflamme
Si on se confond dans leur morceau
Il faut prendre soin d'un tel cadeau
Track Name: Words Like Rain
Words Like Rain
(Music & Lyrics by Annika Jayne
© Annika Jayne, 29th January 2004)

There's a blanket over my head
Invisible yet heavy
Words like shadows flit through my ears
Impossible to catch

A million voices fill the room
Words buzz around like crazy flies
Leave me in confusion soon
As the sound slowly dies

Words roar like rain
Words drop down
Bounce off down the drain
Never to be found

Which is my part in this twi-sound film
Where words have lost perfection
Mutilated and finally killed
They're beyond my perception

My hearing is kind of blurred
Since all those words come through unclear
Just like them I disappear
Vanish from the world

Words roar like rain
Words drop down
Bounce off down the drain
Never to be found
Track Name: November Sea
November Sea
(Music & Lyrics by Annika Jayne
© Annika Jayne, 1996 and 2003)

It's a cold November Sunday
The right time to be alone on the beach
The waves are splashing and the sky is grey
And you're way out of reach

I write your name into the wet sand
But as soon as I finished it's washed away again
Swallowed by these grey cold waves
Only to be banned from the sand
Sent to some nowhere-land

The sand is running through my fingers
It's blown away by the wind to the sea
What once was a castle now is a ruin
And what did you once mean to me

I watch my hopes float on the sea
Together with my foolish plans
Drifting slowly out of my hands
Still I don't understand
No, I don't understand

Oh, how can a feeling so strong
All out of the sudden be gone
What made you disappear from my thoughts
When once I longed for more

As I watch the tide
It never changes rhythm like my heart
It goes on and on and it doesn't care
That the other shore is far

Yet the sea is not at ease
The waves keep stirring up the sand
Will it ever be released
By this cold November sea
Will it release me
Track Name: Ces Moments Doux
Ces Moments Doux
(Musique & Paroles par Annika Jayne
© Annika Jayne, 19 Septembre 05
A Christian

Doux, si doux
Ne dis rien, et surtout
Ne bouge pas
Il faut garder ce moment-là
Ces moments doux
Sont si rares, si fragiles, puis ils s'écoulent

Près, si près
Ton nez doux dans mes cheveux défaits
Ne pensons à rien
Ni à hier, ni à demain
Restons couchés
Ma tête sur ton cœur, unis, enlacés

Chers, si chers
Ces moments éphémères
Oublions le temps
Ecoutons uniquement
Nos cœurs dans le silence
Et nos souffles remplissant tous nos sens