Lyrics for Joe and Steve

This blog is there to provide the lyrics to songs by Joe Niemand and Steve Hofmeyr.

Tyd – Die Heuwels Fantasties

Asseblief help my om die regte woorde te kry. Dis so mooi dat ek solank probeer het om sin te maak van die dele wat vir my onduidelik is

Ek sal daarvan hou as als net ophou
Net ‘n bietjie dink
Ek sal daarvan hou as als net ophou
Net eenvoudig ophou

Ek sal daarvan hou as als net ophou
Net ‘n bietjie dink
Ek sal daarvan hou as als net ophou
Net eenvoudig ophou

Die onbenulle geure wat ons skyn (?)
Beteken dis gee (?)
Al hierdie goed wat ons om ons sit
Breek een of ander tyd
Een of ander tyd

Ons het nie tyd nie
Horlosie sê ons het nie tyd nie
Horlosie sê ons het nie tyd nie
Horlosie sê ons het nie tyd nie

Jys my getuie in die getuienis
Parasiet op ons
‘n Bloedskande broers en susters
Almal parasiete op

Die organisme
In sy binneste vertoon hy goud
Wat is binne?
Wat is fout?

Wat is binne?
Wat is fout?

Ek sal daarvan hou as als net ophou
Net ‘n bietjie dink
Ek sal daarvan hou as als net ophou
Net eenvoudig ophou

Die onbenulle geure wat ons skyn (?)
Beteken dis gee (?)

Al hierdie goed wat ons om ons sit
Breek een of ander tyd
Een of ander tyd

Ons het nie tyd nie
Horlosie sê ons het nie tyd nie
Horlosie sê ons het nie tyd nie
Horlosie sê ons het nie tyd nie

Jys my getuie in die getuienis
Parasiet op ons
‘n Bloedskande broers en susters
Almal parasiete op

Die organisme
In sy binneste vertoon hy goud
Wat is binne?
Wat is fout?

Jys my getuie in die getuienis
Parasiet op ons
‘n Bloedskande broers en susters
Almal parasiete op

Die organisme
In sy binneste vertoon hy goud
Wat is binne?
Wat is fout?

Wat is binne?
Wat is fout?

Ek sal daarvan hou as als net ophou
Net ‘n bietjie dink
Ek sal daarvan hou as als net ophou

Ek sal daarvan hou as als net ophou
Net ‘n bietjie dink
Ek sal daarvan hou as als net ophou
Net eenvoudig ophou

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A Thousand Fields – Joe Niemand

Song of Songs Chapter 4 Verse 9-11

You have captured my heart
With the elegance of a glance
With a subtle move you acquiesce
You ravish me with trust

By this triumph over your fears
Your faith in me is a flame
That violently ignites in me
A passion for you my lovely

Oh your lips drip with the honey of a thousand fields
Slow and sweet the labour, Love
Your words form carefully

Oh your dress smells like the flowers of a thousand hills
The scent of mountains we’ve conquered, Love
Lingers like memories

My bride how priceless is your love
There is no delight like you
More than all the wines of all the earth
And oh the smell of you

Oh your lips drip with the honey of a thousand fields
Slow and sweet the labour, Love
Your words form carefully

Oh your dress smells like the flowers of a thousand hills
The scent of mountains we’ve conquered, Love
Lingers like memories

Oh your lips drip with the honey of a thousand fields
Slow and sweet the labour, Love
Your words form carefully

Oh your dress smells like the flowers of a thousand hills
The scent of mountains we’ve conquered, Love
Lingers like memories

Memories

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Listen to it here

I Long For You – Joe Niemand

From the booklet
Dec 28 2009
On a mountain in the Ein Gedi area, this bird was about 200m off the ground and suspended in the air next to me. This is where David hid from Saul. Ein Gedi is also mentioned in Song of Songs 1 v 14. So barren and dry and then cut into the mountain, running up to the desert in this lush place of refuge and waterfalls, I long for You was born.

Song of Songs Chapter 4 Verse 1-6

Oh those eyes that see more every season
Since they first fell on me
And your hair that smells of sweet surrender
To the one who set you free

Oh your smile that shines in perfect lines of white
From the light that lives within
And your lips the scarlet guards of beauty
In the service of the king

I long for you
With everything in me
I long for you
Who can say that they have died for you?
My love I long for you

Oh your cheeks
They blush with your abundance
You veil your blossoms with leaves
So your lover along can know your garden
For the paradise it is

Oh rising straight like David’s tower
Your neck stands free, stands fierce
And your joyful surrender to your father
Your immovable defence

I long for you
With everything in me
I long for you
Who can say that they have died for you?
And lived for you?

I long for you
With everything I have
I long for you
Who can say they conquered hell for you?
My love I long for you

In your bosom faith and love are equal
Your youth crowned with purity
You’re nurtured
And with holiness you nurture
Like a lover, mother, queen

I long for you
With everything in me
I long for you
Who can say that they have died for you?
And lived for you?

I long for you
With everything I have
I long for you
Who can say they conquered hell for you?
My love I long for you

For you

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Horses – Joe Niemand

From the booklet:
Dec 16 2009
I was on a mountain overlooking the Kinneret in the night crying out to the Lord, “Please what am I doing wrong?!” 2 weeks, one song. Not a good strike rate if you need an album in a month. The Lord answered softly in my heart that He had already given the album to me and that it was Song of Songs. I immediately started writing out of Song of Songs 1 v 8-11. The first time the Lord speaks. I could hear my heart beating. I felt the Lord give me an inkling of His love for us. He had given me the key to the whole album. This is what I had come for.

Song of Songs Chapter 1 Verse 8-11

You are the most beautiful to me
The most beautiful to me
My love, my love

And if you don’t know
Where to find me, where to find me
Come and find me my love

Just follow the trails
Of the ones who follow me
And don’t leave behind
The ones who follow you

Like the finest chariot horses
Exploding into speed
My love you are exciting to me
To me

How gently the beauty of your neck
Is draped with drops of gold my love
How beautiful is your face
Framed with flames of jewels my love

Heaven’s most delicate work
Will form a crown of gold for you
With studs of salvation silver
To complete a higher work in you
And don’t forget the ones who follow you

Like the finest chariot horses
Exploding into speed
My love you are exciting to me
To me

When you only have eyes for me
I behold your beauty
When you only have eyes for me
I behold your beauty

When you only have eyes for me
I behold your beauty
When you only have eyes for me
I behold your beauty

Like the finest chariot horses
Exploding into speed
My love you are exciting to me

Like the finest chariot horses
Exploding into speed
My love you are exciting to me
To me

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Listen to it here

My Little Love – Joe Niemand

From the booklet:
Dec 5 2009
Got up before sunrise and went out into the desert [in Israel]. Was expecting a romantic song and it turned out to be a lullaby. Didn’t make sense till I got back home to SA [South Africa]. With the album having a timeline from infancy to maturity, it was just perfect that the first song written in Israel was Track 1 and to a child.

My little love
Why can’t you sleep?
Who is keeping you awake?

My little love
I am here with you
In the arms of my love you’re safe

Gentle giant angels with wings as white as snow
Stand guard around your bed at night
They work for me you know

Come with me to the land
Where crystal rivers flow
Where dreams are born like fountains
Everywhere you go

I will never leave you
And you will never be alone
And everywhere you lay your lovely little head
You will be home

My little love
The stars shine softly tonight
On the wind they whisper
That you are my delight

The heavens and the earth
The oceans and the skies
All together sing tonight
That you my little love
Are mine

Come with me to the land
Where crystal rivers flow
Where dreams are born like fountains
Everywhere you go

I will never leave you
And you will never be alone
And everywhere you lay your lovely little head
You will be home

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Apples – Joe Niemand

 Song of Songs Chapter 7 Verse 1-9

Oh your feet are beautiful
Sheathed in shoes of peace
Princess the curves of your thighs are cut from jewels
Crafted by heavenly design

Your navel is a goblet
Overflowing with wine
From your womb will come a harvest
Plentiful and pure

You’re voluptuous and perfect
A mother taking care
Your neck is a tower
Priceless and secure

How pleasing you are
How delightful you are

I will hold you in my arms
As you lead the ones who follow you
I’m the one who forever loves you
And I can see Heaven pouring out of you

Oh your breath smells like apples
And your mouth tastes like the finest wine

Oh your eyes are clear like pools
Glistening in the sun
Princess your nose is a stately tower not easily fooled
Crafty in heavenly defence

Your thoughts are like mountains
In the heights hope crowns you
The throne shines in your hair
Glowing kingly authority

Your stature tall and royal
Deeply rooted, strong through storms
You’re abundant in bounty
In love and giving more

How pleasing you are
How delightful you are

I will hold you in my arms
As you lead the ones who follow you
I’m the one who forever loves you
And I can see Heaven pouring out of you

Oh your breath smells like apples
And your mouth tastes like the finest wine

I will hold you in my arms
As you lead the ones who follow you
I’m the one who forever loves you
And I can see Heaven pouring out of you

Oh your breath smells like apples
And your mouth tastes like the finest wine

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Listen to it here

The Seal – Joe Niemand

 Song of Songs Chapter 8 Verse 5-7

Hey look at you beautiful
Can you see what I see?
You’re standing tall in a fallen world
Cause you’re able to lean on me

Remember where you’re from my love
I called you before you were born
To tread on the heads of serpents
To sleep softly through storms

Let me remind you who you are
This love is written in stars and scars

Set me as a seal upon your heart
A seal of holy fire so we’ll never be apart
Everything that hinders love will fail
You can’t escape my love
All consuming like the grave

Hey look at you my lovely
Burning brightly in the mud
Nothing can quench an ocean of fire
Not even the dragon’s flood

My love let me remain your first love
I’ll remind you when you forget
There’s no greater reward for sacrifice
Than the love that inspired it

Let me remind you who you are
This love is written in stars in scars

Set me as a seal upon your heart
A seal of holy fire so we’ll never be apart
Everything that hinders love will fail
You can’t escape my love
All consuming like the grave

Set me as a seal upon your heart
Set me as a seal upon your heart

Let me remind you who you are
This love is written in stars in scars

Set me as a seal upon your heart
A seal of holy fire so we’ll never be apart
Let me ever hear your voice drawing near

Set me upon your heart like a seal
Like a seal

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Listen to it here

Your Surrender – Joe Niemand

From the booklet:
December 20 2009
A blessed moment in time captured on the Galilee. Overwhelmingly beautiful. Taking this picture with a mobile phone, left me with the distinct suspicion that I was being spoiled. Never imagined the artwork of the album would turn out to be pictures I took.

Song of Songs Chapter 6 Verse 4-10

You are beautiful my love
Like a palace in the sun
Majestically you rise like a city
Of light on a hill
Magnificent like an army in victory
Shining in white

Turn your eyes from me
Your beauty overwhelms me
Turn your eyes from me

Your hair smells like sweet surrender
Your smile shines on me like a light
You’re blushing like a secret garden in bloom
You’ve set my heart alight

Your delights leave me breathless
You are secrets broken open like treasures

And nothing in all creation can conquer me
Can conquer me
Nothing but your complete surrender
The unbearable pleasure that your beauty is to me

Your surrender
Your surrender
Your surrender conquers me

You have broken my girl
Like the dawn you’re growing brighter
In a hurting world

You are wonderful my bride
Like that only bottle of vintage wine
Opened on its perfect night

Turn your eyes from me
Your beauty overwhelms me
Turn your eyes from me

And you’re shining bright like the sun
You’re glowing like the moon at night
You’re marching like an angel army victorious
Victorious

Your delights leave me breathless
You are secrets broken open like treasures

And nothing in all creation can conquer me
Can conquer me
Nothing but your complete surrender
The unbearable pleasure that your beauty is to me

Your surrender
Your surrender
Your surrender conquers me

Turn your eyes from me
Your beauty overwhelms me
Turn your eyes from me

Nothing in all creation can conquer me
Can conquer me
Nothing but your complete surrender
The unbearable pleasure that your beauty is to me

Your surrender
Your surrender
Your surrender conquers me

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Watch the music video here

 

And the studio version here (this is one is longer than the music video):

Sê Nou (Se Nou) – Steve Hofmeyr

Sê nou
Sê nou

Sê nou
Jy was my prinsessie
En hierdie een punt sessie
Maak ek deur die oop vervaal (?)

Sê nou
En petrol op die hoeter (?)
Loop ek met my voete
Maar vir jou sal ek kom haal

Droom van die somer
Dink dis veraltyd
Wens my in Worcester (?)
Bly my Aspoertertjie

Droom van die somer
Want dis amper klaar
Dink dis veraltyd
Dans ek amper daar

Wens my in Worcester
Met my blikkie tal (?)
Bly my Aspoestertjie
Want sê nou dis waar

(Sê nou)

Sê nou
Sterre word beloftes
En alles wat ek vra
Word nog lank voor môre waar

Sê nou
Winde dra ons woorde
En als wat ek wou sê
Sal nog in jou hart kom lê

Droom van die somer
Dink dis veraltyd
Wens my in Worcester
Bly my Aspoertertjie

Droom van die somer
Want dis amper klaar
Dink dis veraltyd
En eks amper daar

Wens my in Worcester
Met my blikkie tal (?)
Bly my Aspoestertjie
Want sê nou dis waar

Droom van die somer
Want dis amper klaar
Dink dis veraltyd
En eks amper daar

Wens my in Worcester
Met my blikkie tal (?)
Bly my Aspoestertjie
Want sê nou dis waar

Droom van die somer
Want dis amper klaar
Dink dis veraltyd
En eks amper daar

Wens my in Worcester
Met my blikkie tal
Bly my Aspoestertjie
Want sê nou dis waar

(Sê nou
Sê nou
Sê nou
Sê nou
Sê nou
Sê nou)

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In die Hoëveld – Joe Niemand

In die Hoëveld waar dit oop is
En die hemel wyd daarbo
Waar kuddes waaigras huppel oor die veld
Waar ‘n mens nog vry kan asemhaal
En aan ‘n God kan glo
Staan my huisie, wat ek moes verlaat vir geld

En as ek in die gange van die myn hier sit en droom
Van die winde op die Hoëveld, ruim en vry
Dan hoor ek die geklinkel van my spore
Saal en toom
Sawens as ek bees of skaap toe ry

Op die Hoëveld waar dit wyd is
Waar jy baie ver kan sien
Die ylblou bring ‘n knop dan in jou keel
Staan my huisie nog en wag vir my
Wag al ‘n jaar of tien
Waar die bokkies op die lei-grafstene speel

Maar as die tering kwaai word en ek hoor die laaste fluit
Dan sweef ek na die Hoëveld op die wind
Dan soek ek in die maanlig al die mooiste plekkies uit
Waar ek kleiosse gemaak het as kind

Maar as die tering kwaai word en ek hoor die laaste fluit
Sweef ek na die Hoëveld op die wind
En soek ek in die maanlig al die mooiste plekkies uit
Waar ek kleiosse gemaak het as kind

In die Hoëveld waar dit oop is
En die hemel wyd daarbo
Waar kuddes waaigras huppel oor die veld

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