Aviv GEFFEN


Aviv Geffen

(2009)



1. It Was Meant To Be A Love Song 4'05
(Aviv Geffen)
Recorded at STUSTUSTUDIO, Los Angeles
2. Black & White 4'33
(Aviv Geffen)
Recorded & Mixed at SARM WEST STUDIOS, London
3. It's Cloudy Now 3'06
(Aviv Geffen)
Recorded & Mixed at AIR STUDIOS, London
4. It's Alright 2'57
(Aviv Geffen)
Recorded & Mixed at SARM WEST STUDIOS, London
5. Berlin 3'26
(Aviv Geffen)
Recorded & Mixed at SARM WEST STUDIOS, London
6. Silence 3'31
(Aviv Geffen)
7. Heroes 2'12
(Aviv Geffen)
Recorded & Mixed at AIR STUDIOS, London
8. The One 3'39
(Aviv Geffen)
Recorded & mixed at SARM WEST STUDIOS, London
9. Forest In My Heart 4'05
(Aviv Geffen)
10. Now Or Never 3'34
(Aviv Geffen)
11. October 3'36
(Aviv Geffen)
Recorded & Mixed at SARM WEST STUDIOS, London
12. It's Alright (edit) 3'05
(Aviv Geffen)

Total Time: 41:49


  • Aviv Geffen - Lead Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Mellotron, Xylophone
  • David Andrew Sitek: Bass (1), Guitars (1), Drums (1), Keys (1), Programming (1)
  • Dan Brown: Backing Vocals (1)
  • Trevor Horn: Bass (2, 6, 8), Backing Vocals (2), Additional Keyboards (5)
  • Ash Soan: Drums (2, 6, 8)
  • Phil Palmer: Acoustic Guitar (2, 4), Guitars (5)
  • Jamie Muhoberac: Keys (2), Additional Keyboards (5)
  • Alex: Backing Vocals (2, 4, 8)
  • Steven Wilson: Guitars (3, 6, 8), Acoustic Guitars (3), Backing Vocals (8)
  • Eran Mitelman: Keyboards (3, 9, 10)
  • Seffy Efrati: Bass (3, 9, 10)
  • Tomer Z: Drums (3, 9, 10)
  • Roger Mcguinn: 12 String Guitar (4)
  • Pete Murray: Keyboards (6)
  • Louis Jardim: Percussion (6)
  • Harel Ben-ami: Guitars (9)
  • Kid: Guitars (10)
  • Mike Garson: Piano (11)

    Tracks 2, 4, 5 & 8 Produced by Trevor Horn & Mixed by Robert Orton
    Track 1 Produced by David Andrew Sitek & Mixed by David Andrew Sitek & Chris Coady
    Tracks 3, 7, 9 & 10 Produced by Ken Nelson & Mixed by Ken Nelson & Mark Phythian
    Track 11 Produced by Aviv Geffen & Mixed by Tim Weidner & Steve Orchard
    Additional Production and Remixed by The Thrillers

    All songs, music and lyrics by Aviv Geffen / All songs published by
    MARS RECORDS



    1. It Was Meant To Be A Love Song

      Baby, it was meant to be a love song- for you
      Baby, it was meant to be a love song- for you
      Baby, it was meant to be a love song- for you
      It was meant to be a love song- oh baby

      Maybe you became a black hole-in me
      Baby, it was meant to be a love song- for you
      It was meant to be a love song- oh baby

      Just like every day, we're half away
      We're nearly there, we crawl in pain
      We start to pray, but it's a waste
      God is dead
      Baby, it was meant to be a love song- for you
      It was meant to be a love song- oh baby

      3. Berlin

      I stayed up all night watching her smile
      We were lost in dreams
      She had told me she'd better move out
      To escape from the city
      I and my band just came from the south
      And we drove such a long way here
      But when I looked in her eyes
      It was worth every mile

      She was cold just like Berlin
      She was Broken like Berlin
      She was torn just like Berlin
      She was crazy like Berlin
      Like Berlin

      This rusty old coffee bar
      Still reminds me of cold, cold winters
      We remember those places
      That gave us a shelter to love
      I stood in your doorway tonight
      But I was too scared to call you
      So I just walked away on my own
      When you turned out the light

      She was cold just like Berlin
      She was Broken like Berlin
      And she was torn just like Berlin
      She was crazy like Berlin
      Like Berlin

    2. Black & White

      You told me that you're alone
      You're living with him
      Like you were on your own
      Sometimes it rains in heaven, you know
      Sometimes your heart just tells you: let go

      So tell me, dear
      How many years passed you by in black & white?
      I'm here, I'm running to you
      There will be color in lifeless eyes
      I'm here, I'm coming to you
      Hold on, hold on, and hold on

      You said I'm an island of gold
      Your ship crashes to pieces on my beautiful shore
      Sometimes it rains in heaven, you know
      Sometimes love is like a storm, it's comes and goes

      So tell me, dear
      How many years passed you by in black & white?
      I'm here, I'm running to you
      There will be color in lifeless eyes
      I'm here, I'm coming to you
      Hold on, hold on, and hold on

      You said, don't you know, how you can't see
      It's like shooting at a passing truck full with gasoline
      You said, don't you know, how you can't see
      It's like shooting at a passing truck full with gasoline

      How many years

      So tell me, dear
      How many years passed you by in black & white?
      I'm here, I'm running to you
      There will be color in lifeless eyes
      I'm here, I'm coming to you
      Hold on, hold on, and hold on

      Sometimes it rains in heaven, you know

    3. It's Cloudy Now

      6. It's cloudy now

      In a violent place
      we can call our country†
      There's a mixed up man
      and I guess that's me.
      The sun's in the sky
      but the storm no seems to end.
      It's a place of sorrow
      that we call it a home.
      And the darkest thoughts†
      yeah, I guess there my own†
      There is wealth in the bank
      but there is nothing to show inside.†

      In a special place†
      that I call my life
      The father is cruel†
      and he lost his wife
      But I don't see either†
      cause I live a cross the street†
      It's a beautiful thing†
      when it starts to rain
      The man who drinks†
      Want's to drown with pain
      And I can't stop from dreaming of something else.†

      We are a Fucked Up Generation !
      It's cloudy now
      A fucked up generation
      It's cloudy now
      We gotta get out of here
      It's cloudy now
      A fucked up generation
      It's cloudy now

    4. It's Alright

      Don't be afraid , it's gonna be a beautiful day
      Try to dance to the rhythm of the dreams in your head
      She may show up later on today
      Someone's watching you and hears you pray

      It's gonna be alright
      Keep on your way you're gonna make it through today
      A ray of light reflected from your long black hair
      And you can tell the difference from yesterday
      Don't be surprise it's gonna be a beautiful day
      It's gonna be alright
      Don't be afraid it's gonna be a beautiful day
      Try to dance to the rhythm of the dreams in your head
      She may show up later on today
      Someone's watching you and hears you pray
      It's gonna be alright

    5. Berlin

      I stayed up all night watching her smile
      We were lost in dreams
      She had told me she'd better move out
      To escape from the city
      I and my band just came from the south
      And we drove such a long way here
      But when I looked in her eyes
      It was worth every mile

      She was cold just like Berlin
      She was Broken like Berlin
      She was torn just like Berlin
      She was crazy like Berlin
      Like Berlin

      This rusty old coffee bar
      Still reminds me of cold, cold winters
      We remember those places
      That gave us a shelter to love
      I stood in your doorway tonight
      But I was too scared to call you
      So I just walked away on my own
      When you turned out the light

      She was cold just like Berlin
      She was Broken like Berlin
      And she was torn just like Berlin
      She was crazy like Berlin
      Like Berlin

    6. Silence

      Last night wasn't easy, baby
      It felt like digging diamonds from the mud
      I'm here on my own now, baby
      I'm on the third floor but it feels like a basement

      I wish you the best and silence
      To hide from the rain of your sadness
      I wish you a home
      But if you feel like you want me
      So come on and get me
      But if you feel like you want me
      So come on and get me

      It's faster on the way down my baby
      It's called the highway of the broken hearted
      They said we're not gonna make it
      I do believe them
      They know what the're saying

      I wish you the best and silence
      To hide from the rain of your sadness
      I wish you a home
      But If You Feel Like You Want Me
      So come on and get me
      But if you like you want me
      So come on and get me

    7. Heroes

      Don't you send your boy
      When the country calls you
      They will turn him into stone
      So many heroes
      After they're gone

      Cos after all they're plastic soldiers
      Melting in the fire line
      They're calling them heroes
      After they die

      While the general in his fancy office
      Your'e just a number on his map
      Can you be heroes and be alive?
      Donít you send you boy
      When the country calls you

    8. The One

      You'll never be the one again , the one again
      Don't you dare try to break up, Don't you dare try to break up
      It doesn't metter. It take a look to remember
      You'll never be the one again, the one again
      Don't you dare try to break up, Don't you dare try to break up
      No more Saturdays , no more Saturdays
      no more Saturdays

      I'll do for you all the things that I shouldn't do
      You'll never be the one again , the one again
      Donít you dear try to break up
      Can you feel it?
      All my dry kisses and fake tears
      You'll never be the one again, the one, the one again.

    9. Forest In My Heart

      The buildings in this town
      Make me cry
      When I'm looking at their windows
      In each window there's a light, there's a lie
      It's the kingdom of their sorrow

      We got out own place you and I
      And no matter how we've tried
      There's a gap between us and we can't hide
      You can blame me if you want
      It's the forest in my heart

      You see me brain is blank
      I got no memories inside
      No flashes from my childhood
      I wish I was asked to play to play
      With friends I never had
      It was so lonely

      And when love comes around
      I know it's not for long
      It ends so cruel
      Its tears me all apart
      I'm always getting lost
      In the forest in my heart

      So thank you, dad and mum
      For never being around
      When I was struggling
      You where my salty sea
      You burned my eyes to see all the beauty

      And music is my will
      The music makes me feel
      And after all I'm still here
      There's a bird that always sings
      In the forest in my heart.

    10. Now Or Never

      I walked the avenue
      The cool wind cuts me through
      Tried to find my path
      To find my path to you
      The city light throwing shadows down on me
      And no one sees all the shadows of my dreams
      No news today, The sun fades away
      It could be better
      It's now or never
      I don't want to fall down agine
      Don't want to fall down
      I don't want to fail
      No one like to lose
      Such a dirty ground
      So how am I supposed to bloom
      Behind that door I can hear the princess' heels
      I'm so close I know they're dancing while I'm out of here
      No news today and nothing has changed
      And I remember it's now or never
      I donít want to fall down agine
      Donít want to fall down

      I never thought it's so easy
      I'm not one of those crazy guys
      I just want my star to shine clear
      Clear and bright in the sky
      No news today, The sun fades away
      It could be better
      It's now or never
      I don't want to fall down agine
      Don't want to fall down

    11. October

      My happiness is buried in the sand
      In the backyard of my life, I can't remember where
      Think it was October's rain that watched me cry
      No one else was around my happiness

      Diving to the bottom of the see
      To find the wild white pearls which hide from me
      And only empty shells were lying there
      Like my happiness, my happiness

      And when you see me running
      Don't assume I'm running to somewhere I belong
      And when you see me crying donít feel sorry for me

      My happiness is like a snake
      Slides below the wooden floor To the darkest place
      and just sits and wait's 'till no on'es there
      just like my happiness , my happiness

      and when you see me smiling I come to you I'm trying
      to steal your smile for me
      I hate you when you're glowing
      The way you're walking between my tears
      So when you see me running
      Don't assume I'm running to somewhere I belong
      And when you see me crying donít feel sorry for me
      So when I die and October comes
      And the leaves stop falling down upon the ground
      And when the rain will stop you can be sure
      I found my happiness.