Lyrics to the songs on the album "Drifting in Circles"

Blue-eyed boy

Dafni: vocals, acoustic guitar Craig Bender: piano Josh Bandur: accordion Yannig Luthra: bass Alejandra Cuesta: drums

When I'm feeling sad
When I'm less than happy
I try not to think about you
I push it all away
Call you another day
I hope I can hear your voice soon

We used to be so close
Can't you see?
I thought you were my friend
I used to tell you everything
Mysteriously, you turned against me
My friend

It's been awfully rough
Saw you the other day
I was sleeping; you had just come home
No one was there to greet you
Your eyes now a brilliant blue
Sleepy, you lay in your bed

But when I woke up you were gone

I heard that you've been driving around
I know you must be angry
Tell me: what should I do?
It hasn't been the same
You took your love away
Leaving me wondering why

We used to be so close
Can't you see?
I thought you were my friend
I used to tell you everything
Mysteriously, you turned against me
My friend

Words and music © 2005 Dafni / BMI

Dance

Dafni: vocals, acoustic guitar Craig: piano Josh: electric guitar Yannig: bass Alejandra: drums Tom Terrell: trumpet Luciano Gherardi: bongos, shakers, cabassa, claves

Hear the band is playing my favorite song
Lonely lover, why don't you spin me around?
Late summer night
We're all alone
Petals falling at our feet
I hear the clicking of my heels
We're dancing up this moonlit street

Let my heart beat to the sound of the drums
The music feels intoxicating
Move in a little close now
Our night will only just begin
The stars are burning extra bright
I want to feel your breath against my skin

Dance!
'Cause it's magical
Dance!
'Cause it's clear to me
That soon the music will end
And we both will never know
If we'll ever meet again

Hold me close
I know that you want it too
Shall we kiss?
It might be our last chance
Move in a little closer now
How can we make this moment last?
The stars are burning extra bright
Let's take this chance
Romance tonight

Dance!
'Cause it's magical
Dance!
'Cause it's clear to me
That soon the music will end
And we both will never know
If we'll ever meet again
This is for love!

Words and music © 2005 Dafni / BMI

Falling

Dafni: vocals, acoustic guitar Craig: piano
Yannig: bass Alejandra: drums Tom: trumpet

Go to sleep
I know you're tired somewhere
Under starlight
New moon in the sky
I'm weary
But dreaming of you

Scratchy blanket over my head
Freezing
Cold wind bites
My tears are made of glass
Remember:
The snowman melts in spring

I'm cold
I'm running
Slowly disappearing
Anticipating every move you make
I'm weary
But dreaming of you

Think I'm falling down

Words and music © 2005 Dafni / BMI

Norma

Dafni: vocals, acoustic guitar Josh: accordion
Yannig: bass Alejandra: drums

It's crowded and warm and the sun's in my eyes
And my hands on my lap feeling heavy
But when the stars come out tonight
When I lay down my head and I turn out the light
I'll remember how it used to be
I'll remember not so long ago

A little boy's cry breaks the silence
He's got his grandfather's eyes
And his momma holds him tight
Just like her momma once did
And she remembers how it used to be
And she remembers not so long ago

So many people from so many years are here today
Older and younger and younger and older we grow

Oh, these sweet words they fly through the air
Tied up together into a gossamer prayer
Come home find me, I'll be there
As I sit in the back and I stare
As I remember how it used to be
As I remember not so long ago

Words and music © 2005 Dafni / BMI

Song for George

Dafni: vocals, acoustic guitar Craig: piano Josh: electric guitar
Yannig: bass Alejandra: drums

One day I will get through to you
Some time when you are all brand new
I'm looking for the magic words to bring you back

You told me lies the other time
You told me you were doing fine
Just got a brand new job and you were on your way

I see your picture on my desk each day
And all I seem to do is hope and pray
In the night I hear your voice so real and so true
Then morning comes
There's nothing I can do

What can I say?
This can't be true
I can't seen to get through to you
There hasn't been a single word between me and you
Can't shut you out although I try
I hope that you are doing fine
Don't know where to begin
I'm losing stride

I see your picture on my desk each day
And all I seem to do is hope and pray
And in the night I hear your voice so real and so true
Then morning comes
There's nothing I can do

Words and music © 2005 Dafni / BMI

One day

Dafni: vocals, acoustic guitar Josh: accordion
Yannig: bass Alejandra: drums Brian Robbins: banjo

One day I'll wake and this will all be a dream
And all these days won't feel as bad as they feel right now
I gotta wait my turn and see what happens
'Cause it's gotta be better than this---for sure!

One day I'll wake and all my thoughts will be clean
My poor burdened heart will be as light as a floating leaf
Up in the air
I hope you see me flying
So happily
Just wait and see!

I think I'm falling
I hope it doesn't hurt too bad

One day I'll dig myself right out of this hole
Get on my shoes and socks
And walk to anywhere else but here
I gotta wait my turn and see what happens
'Cause its gotta be better than this---for sure!

Goodbye!

Words and music © 2005 Dafni / BMI

Send my love

Dafni: vocals, acoustic guitar Craig: piano Josh: electric guitar
Yannig: bass Alejandra: drums Brian: slide electric guitar

That man he looks like you so I just keep on staring
I wish you were here to see me
And as the days go by
I wonder if you miss me?
Something tells me that you do

If I could send my love to you, boy
If I could turn your life around
Would you just change your mind?
Come home where you belong?
And everything will be just fine

And as the days go by I just keep on looking
As the tears well in my eyes
And I keep hoping maybe one day you'll surprise me
That it was all some big disguise

I'm not requesting you provide an explanation
'Cause I'm not here to criticize
But if you speak to me I promise I will listen
So tell me: what is on your mind?

Words and music © 2005 Dafni / BMI

I don't mean to disappoint you

Dafni: vocals, acoustic guitar Josh: accordion
Yannig: bass Alejandra: drums

I don't mean to disappoint you
You know it hurts me, too
I just want to make you happy
I do the very best for you
I promise this, I promise that
Some words I do not keep
But what am I to do?

I know that you must really love me
And I do love you, too
I know you want me to be happy
You tell me every day
Don't be afraid
It will only drag you down
And love won't come your way

As the days they go by
I tell you all my dreams
I hope that you will listen attentively to me
So promise this and promise that
Regrets might come your way
When you run out of time

Words and music © 2005 Dafni / BMI

Cheesy love song

Dafni: vocals, acoustic guitar Craig: piano Josh: accordion
Yannig: bass Alejandra: drums Brian: dobro

I didn't mean to say I don't care
I just wanted to tell you I love you
If I get a chance I'd like to write you a love song
To tell you exactly how I feel

Holding my hand we go walking for miles
Under the moonlight you kissed my lips
I think I knew then that this was forever, baby
I like to think that you knew it too

Bring the bottle closer to the candle
Draw the curtains shut out the night
And, yes, it's true my heart will beat a little faster
Each time you are by my side

Please sit a little bit closer beside me, baby
Pretend it's like the first night that we met
I think I know now that this is forever
I like to think that you know it, too

The afternoon sun that's setting through the window
Casts a shadow on two people in love
And, yes, it's true my heart will beat a little faster
Each time you are by my side

Words and music © 2005 Dafni / BMI

Saturday

Dafni: vocals, acoustic guitar Craig: piano Josh: accordion
Yannig: bass Alejandra: drums Tom: trumpet

Monday's over and it's time to go home
Only four days to go
Tuesday's here-and it's practically the weekend!
How I wish it was Saturday

Yes, it's true
I'm not a morning person
I loathe the sound of my alarm
Intervals of eight
A lovely dream just in-between
How I wish it was Saturday

Sleep in 'til noon
Drink my coffee
Laze around in my pajamas
Play my guitar
And I'll dress up in the evening if I make any plans at all

Sunday's here and the weekend's almost over
I feel a heavy despair!
Tomorrow's Monday and I have to go to work
How I wish it was Saturday
Five more days 'til next Saturday
How I wish it was Saturday

Words and music © 2005 Dafni / BMI

Best day

Dafni: vocals, acoustic guitar Josh: accordion
Yannig: bass Alejandra: drums Tom: trumpet

The sun is shining
We're walking hand-in-hand down Main
Let's greet the sunset
Down by the Waterfront Cafe

This is the best day of my life

The sailors cheer
Let's get another round of beer
I'll turn off my phone
At last, my dear, we are finally alone

Is this the best day of my life?

Did I miss it?
Did it pass me by?
If that day does come
Will it catch me by surprise?

Was this the best day of my life?
Or did I miss it just the year before last?
Is it all in the past?
Would I have known by now?

Words and music © 2005 Dafni / BMI

The wind and the rain

Dafni: vocals, acoustic guitar Yannig: bass Alejandra: drums

The wind and the rain have taken their toll
'Round and 'round, you fly through the air
You drift in the day, you drift in the night
Tattered and alone
You're falling apart

You're out on your own
It's hot and it's cold
Growing weaker every day
You inch through the streets
And nobody knows and nobody cares
Just what you gonna do when the sun goes to sleep

There once was a time
Fresh from the machine
Not a wrinkle in sight
And you were loved by someone
Now the wind and the rain have taken their toll
And 'round and 'round you fly through the air
Drifting in circles
'Bye, 'bye, 'bye.

Words and music © 2005 Dafni / BMI