9 to 3

by Ajay Mathur

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1.
Yes the clock on the wall reads nine to three Waste the moments of your life too easily You’re out there on the streets, are you having fun? Smoking cigarettes drink your coffee on the run Fill your belly; read the paper, text a message to your son I’m sitting by your cradle, sitting by your cradle, sitting by your cradle by you’re already gone It’s Friday night and there’s so much left to do Win the race, stack the deck go pay your dues You read nothing from the face of a gambling man Pet the dog, film the children, guard your hand And the numbers on the ticker screaming catch me if you can I’m sitting at your table, sitting at your table, sitting at your table but you’re already gone I’m sitting by your cradle, sitting by your cradle, sitting by your cradle by you’re already gone Have you seen much better days? Before you surrendered to the haze The clock is running faster for the fools Lay your bets on the odds against the rules Don’t waste no tears on fears of a lonely man Play it back to the time it all began Reset all regrets, lay back and do it all again I’m sitting by your cradle, sitting by your cradle gone, sitting by your cradle, sitting by your cradle; sitting by your cradle, sitting by your cradle, sitting by your cradle but I’m already gone
2.
I'm walkin' an' I'm walkin' on the water, walkin' an' I'm walkin' on the sea yeah! Walkin' an' I'm walkin' on the water. I'm walkin' an' I'm walkin' on the water, walkin' an' I'm walkin' on the sea yeah! Walkin' an' I'm walkin' on the water Like a desert moving slowly to the sea, like a mountain that never turns green, Like a painting that's been hanging upside down, I've been hanging to a dream, yeah I'm walkin' an' I'm walkin' on the water, walkin' an' I'm walkin' on the sea yeah! Walkin' an' I'm walkin' on the water Like a raindrop that falls upon the sand, like a feeling that has no chance Like a feather that I tried to hold on to, I've been hanging on to your love, it's true Like the fish is in the clear blue water, like a walk through the garden so green For a vision of paradise, I have squandered my dreams I'm on a highway that's leading to no end, there is no message, there is no heaven-sent No one's cheating 'cause there aint no play-by-rules, I looked for wisdom in a world of fools Like the fish is in the clear blue water, like a walk through the garden so green For a vision of paradise, I have squandered my dreams I'm walkin' an' I'm walkin' on the water, walkin' an' I'm walkin' on the sea yeah! Walkin' an' I'm walkin' on the water. I'm walkin' an' I'm walkin' on the water, walkin' an' I'm walkin' on the sea yeah! Walkin' an' I'm walkin' on the water
3.
I know that something happened to me, a different time in history I come, you go, I say hello, you pass me by, you don't reply Of all the changes you became, sometimes I feel that even I am not the same. You filled the cup, I paid the bills, my love for you was never still So long my love you had to leave, the end of all our make-believe Of all the changes I've been through, the changes took and ran away with you Nothing really matters somehow; nothing really matters without your love... Somehow, nothing really matters without So listen now carefully, I was here and we were family so long ago I can't believe, just what we gave, what we received Of all the stones that we once threw, the ones that bounced across the tides were few Nothing really matters somehow; nothing really matters without your love... Somehow, nothing really matters without yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Listen now carefully! Nothing really matters somehow; nothing really matters without your love... Somehow, nothing really matters without nothing really matters…yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Of all the stones that we once threw, the bounce was high, the tide was new. But all we did was make believe, just what we gave, what we received. The time for fun, now we just run in self defence, hiding from the sun I know that something happened to me, at a point in time of our history
4.
LATIN LOVER 04:00
An easy stride of confidence so debonaire, a trail of polo drifting off behind A suit of silk in midnight blue a thin white tie, he catches eyes, makes faces turn around Cool perception weighs the evening's mood, Latin lover's on the town tonight Success is at his fingertips he rolls the dice, the chips are down and lady luck just smiles It's all passion any happy hour Latin lover's on the prowl tonight He's living it up, like fun is going out of fashion, he's got nothing left to lose The girl on his side is a valley girl with nothing to hide It's all passion any happy hour Latin lover's on the prowl tonight Around about bewitching hour he takes his leave, the valley girl with Stola close beside It's all passion any happy hour Latin lover's on the town tonight
5.
OH ANGEL 04:09
Oh, angel - did you have to say, that nothing ever lasts forever Ah, you tempted, you tempted providence, now I gaze in silence - it's all over Take it while you can, is what you used to say Take life as a joke and you took and I hoped and prayed - don't go too far Oh, angel - I hope you made your cloud, and that you're up there somewhere and still laughing. Can you see me, it's kinda lonely down here now, though I know ends mean brand new beginnings Take it while you can, is what you used to say Take life as a joke and you took and I hoped and prayed - don't go too far Oh angel - I know you knew too well, your final curtain call already called you You bowed out, the only way that you knew how, as long as you could still look in your mirror
6.
My situation seems so insecure, time is tickin' on. Crimes breeding in the heat of the sun, yeah Desperate hours of insanity, its broken glass is on the streets. Still I wonder who is on the run? My world – SOS to the universe. My world – tell me what will become of us My world – SOS to the universe. My world... Electric city, live wire, disconnecting all the ties Short circuit and the panic takes a hold of you There is somebody looking over you shoulder, Paranoia, that's my name. Isolation under cover of a million lies My world – SOS to the universe. My world – tell me what will become of us My world – SOS to the universe. My world, SOS! Erotic, exotic world, not only when the sun goes down. Exiting! Inviting us to a merry go round, merry go round, merry go round, merry go round, merry go round, merry go round, merry go round, merry go round My world – SOS to the universe. My world – tell me what will become of us My world – SOS to the universe. My world – tell me what will become of us My world – SOS to the universe. My world – tell me what will become of us My world – SOS to the universe. My world.... SOS, SOS, SOS……….. Our lives are dictated by tiny screens, we're drowning in debt way beyond our means …universe, SOS ‹time is tickin' on› Manipulated, scrutinized, unheard. Money is abstract, it's become absurd. Phones in hand, headphones in. Blind and deaf to the shape we're in …universe, SOS ‹time is tickin' on› Swallow pills to kill your fears, to make you brave ‹time is tickin' on› to hide your tears.
7.
Drone planes are coming, will you run for cover? Police trucks are rolling, can you hear their thunder? There's way too much at stake right now, fakes are on the stage, facing people's rage There is just so much at stake right now; we've got to break the golden chains And it's all right now! You better leave your trust behind It's a losing game; they still have got left to play, 'cause the view from the top has got to change Masters of deception, don't see the tide is turning, in the peoples' resurrection, there is hope and burning We don't get fooled by corporations, deceiving with their lies, we don't get to criticize. Yes we see through coalitions, we know who's in cahoots And it's all right now! You better leave your trust behind It's a losing game; they still have got left to play, 'cause the view from the top is always the same We can wait for changes till the end of time, will not happen if we can't decide To stand up and look into their eyes and see how the darkness falls, lightning strikes! And it's all right now! You better leave your trust behind It's a losing game; they still have got left to play and the view from the top has got to change 'cause the view from the top is always the same Yes the view from the top has got to change
8.
All has been said and done, the rest is silence For so many plans and dreams and wishes, it's the end. You have to make your last commitment, then it's all over I want to feel you in my arms, come closer You've taken time and now you're taking toll Tell me why do I do I do, tell me why do I do I do, why I still love you There have been tears of joy and sorrow, and there was laughter. Promise of love and lasting happiness, what more can you ask for? Why you had to leave me, I don't think I'll make it You are my life, my dream, my everything, I can't fake it You've taken time and now you're taking toll Tell me why, a part is crying, a part is lying, I feel inside I'm sure a part of me is dying. There's no remorse no sympathy at all So tell me why do I do I do, tell me why do I do I do, why I still love you do, I do, I do, I do..... why! Tell me why do I do I do, tell me why do I do I do Tell me why do I still love you
9.
I SONG 04:17
I want it all … I want it all…. I want it all and I won't let go and I want it now. I want it all and I won't let go and I want it now Just me, myself and I is what I mean. Only me, myself and I is all I care I want it all and I won't let go and I want it now I want it all and I won't let go and I want it now Just me, myself and I is what I mean. Only me, myself and I is all I care I'm the title page, I own my centre stage and no one else can occupy my space, yeah I'm the cover I'm the prize, I design my own disguise, as I wear my crown of thorns in disgrace, yeah I want it all … I want it all…. I want it all and I won't let go and I want it now, I want it now. I want it all and I won't let go and I want it now, I want it now Only me, myself and I, only me, myself and I, Only me, myself and I is all I care.. Yeeeaaah! I'm the author of my life; I'm a man who lives in strife, as I wear my crown of thorns in disgrace, yeah Yes I wear my crown of thorns in disgrace, yeah. Yes I wear my crown of thorns in disgrace, yeah
10.
All up to vanity, rags for your bones, yes it's fashion that's dictating you, Changing faster than weather or underwear, it doesn't exist what you wouldn't wear, like haute couture holes that reveal, it's all real Your life's all up to vanity, down to your shoes, see the price an' never mind the size, No the feet killing blisters cause no surprise, I shed tears from crocodile's leather eyes, you're tuned in to skirts showing high thighs It's a bare fact you don't care that your obsession is going too far, wear it today, pay away, you're wearing me out your love's all up to vanity, gunpowder your nose, no, the Jones' never stood a chance, Villa, car, yacht an' some in the south of France, my banker thinks I'm a comedian, your head shrinker's some kind of Freudian ...Wear it today, pay away, you're wearing me out. You're wearing me out! ‹all up to vanity› All up to vanity, rags and hormones, yes it's fashion that's been killing you, Changing faster than weather or underwear, it doesn't exist what you wouldn't wear, like haute couture holes that reveal, it's so unreal. Your life's all up to vanity
11.
LOVE MADNESS 05:13
I'd love to hold you, but iron bars are standing in my way My wall has notches, that's how I count the passing of the days You're on the outside; you're the only one who can set me free Come on closer baby, hand me over that golden key You got me flying right up to that silver moon No air up there, I'm gonna come down hard real soon Maybe I need to be, the prisoner of your love Bring me back, bring it back, Bring me that love madness... Love madness… My head is spinning it don't make no sense, I don't have no clue I'll be you love soldier, I'm gonna end all the wars for you Could I be so lucky, or a victim of your crazy spell of love?. Bring me the antidote, I'll buy it all, can't get enough It's so contagious honey your lovin' bitter sweet My body's shakin' and my heart goes double beat Won't take much longer and I'm gonna lose my mind Bring it back, bring it back, Bring me that love madness... Love madness…
12.
Ooh, I love - sleepy moments, Sunday morning in July Still got some last night on the back of my mind Ooh, I love sleepy moments, savor this feeling every time Missing you in sleepy moments, I just turn over again Enjoying sleepy moments, daydream about you without end Oh, baby, sleepy moments, outside I hear that summer rain Tapping a rhythm gently soothing my brain Missing you in sleepy moments, I just turn over Missing you in sleepy moments, I just turn over again Sleepy moments, sleepy moments, wishing, ah, you were here beside me again To share my sleepy moments, sleepy moments without end Missing you in sleepy moments, I just turn over Missing you in sleepy moments, I just turn over again Can't wait to have you here beside me to feel And to kiss your tender body and know it's for real Never let you go, never let you go, never let you go, oh no Hold me tight, hold me tight, hold me tight I want you in sleepy moments, I just turn over. Missing you in sleepy moments. I just turn over again Ooh, sleepy moments, yeah, yeah, I love you, sleepy moments
13.
I could drive you in my brand new car, show-off playing the lead guitar Bring you home, we kiss at the door, answer's no when I ask for more You smile as you say goodbye, I hear a sigh but I don't know why You're so hot you're playing it cool, many a boy you've made a fool Something 'bout that look in your eyes, everything's gonna be alright I've told you how i feel for you, but a thousand fancy words won't do Sometimes you look to far, say the word, say the word Password love is the key to your heart. Password love will open up the doors Password love Diamonds, pearls are pretty things, make you dance like a puppet on a string Listen to the rhythm of our hearts; they say that's how the loving starts Hard times take and the good times bring, love is more than a physical thing Sometimes we look too far say the word, say the word, say the word Password love is the key to your heart; password love will open up the doors Password love is the key to your heart, only love is gonna open up the doors
14.
She gets her kicks on the internet flirting, at night she goes surfing the World Wide Web She's got a list of all her friends she can poke, but it's all just for fun and that's all that they get Surfing girl, surfing girl, surfing girl, she's surfing out in cyberspace on Facebook - on MySpace She wears dresses that fit like a sharkskin, she knows what she's posting, before she logs in We play to lose and it's only strip-poker and all of us jokers have not much to bet Surfing girl, surfing girl, surfing girl, comes surfing in on cyberspace on Facebook - on MySpace I'll Share a YouTube song to set the stage and hope you like my comment on your Page Surfing girl, I hope you read my blog Gonna tell you I love your pretty ….uh …face! I know she's cool and I feel she's the right kind of girl for me, we could Skype all night Or even set-up a homepage together, I just got to Tweet her that I'm alright Surfing girl, surfing girl, surfing girl, She's surfing in the cyberspace, she's far from here, she's worlds away, some day I'll come and get you.... surfing out in cyberspace on Facebook - on MySpace you look good – on my Page
15.
I MANTRA 06:42
I want it all … I want it all…. I want it all and I won't let go and I want it now. I want it all and I won't let go and I want it now Just me, myself and I is what I mean. Only me, myself and I is all I care I want it all and I won't let go and I want it now I want it all and I won't let go and I want it now Just me, myself and I is what I mean. Only me, myself and I is all I care I'm the title page, I own my centre stage and no one else can occupy my space, yeah I'm the cover I'm the prize, I design my own disguise, as I wear my crown of thorns in disgrace, yeah I want it all … I want it all…. I want it all and I won't let go and I want it now, I want it now. I want it all and I won't let go and I want it now, I want it now Only me, myself and I, only me, myself and I, Only me, myself and I is all I care.. Yeeeaaah! I'm the author of my life; I'm a man who lives in strife, as I wear my crown of thorns in disgrace, yeah Yes I wear my crown of thorns in disgrace, yeah. Yes I wear my crown of thorns in disgrace, yeah

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Following up on the worldwide successes of his previous two albums and a huge fan community of literate and active listeners and fans, Ajay demonstrates his unique craft of excellent songwriting and producing with "9 to 3" and coins his own music genre.

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released January 28, 2015

9 to 3 Produced by Ajay Mathur
www.ajaymathur.com www.yakketeeyak.com

No autotune technology used on this album. All music composed, played and sung by real people.

Recorded and mixed by Ajay Mathur at The Lounge, Stans
Mastered by Marco Jencarelli at Soundfarm, Lucerne

Artwork by Tirza Matter, oil on metal plate
Design by Ajay Mathur
Booklet Photography by Mary Lou von Wyl

Published by Mainstreet Publishing, SUISA
Artist Representation: Yakketeeyak Music

All songs written by Ajay Mathur, except «Sitting By Your Cradle» and «Love Madness» music by Ajay Mathur and lyrics by Mary Lou von Wyl and Ajay Mathur.

Heartfelt thanks to:
Mary Lou von Wyl, Fausto Medici, Richard Hugener, Christian Winiker, Richard Koechli, Marco Jencarelli, Steve Birrer, Lindsay Buffington, Adriana Husy and Patrizia Scarnato, Rupak Pandit, Kalyanjit Das and Sandip Ghosh, Adrian Wiss, Pablo Voegtli, Mike Malloth, Lorenzo Medici and Mara Lustenberger, Exist Laze, Simon D. Sanders, Rahel Kobelt and The School Choir Schwyz*, Tirza Matter, Laurena Marrone, Feren von Wyl and Mojo

* The School Choir Schwyz are Luisa Nobs, Leonie Kälin, Samuel Etter, Fabienne Ott, Fabienne Rüegg, Anna Betschart, Berke Ersoy, Xenia Ammann, Sara Reichmuth, Selina Lagler, Máxima Buning, Sina Kündig, Michaela Zimmermann, Ida Wiget, Remo Laimbacher, Julia Bühler, Jessica Kummer, Juliana Schuler, Lea Langenegger, Venera Ramadani, Jona Shaqiri, Tamara Blaser, Julia Wiget, Lucia Pfyl, Geneviève Bühler. Conducted by Rahel Kobelt

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Ajay Mathur is a Grammy nominated singer-songwriter and a citizen of the world. Born and raised in India and residing in Switzerland, Ajay Mathur’s talent as a singer-songwriter and seasoned musician blends both pop and rock genres with Americana and traditional Indian instruments into something radically new and genre-bending. ... more

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