Merry Christmas everyone. It’s been a while since I last presented a song here. I wrote the original version of “Santa’s Fantasy” in Sydney, Australia, in December 2007 as “theme song” for the christmas party I attended.
I wrote „Fight For You“ as a gift for one of my closest friends‘ wedding.
I’m in Amsterdam this weekend, to celebrate the wedding of two friends. And while they were clever enough to avoid unwanted and unneeded presents by sending a list, I decided that I’ll add something more personal, sat down at the piano, and wrote a song.
As a bonus feature for the „Pilù – the other life“ DVD Sebastian Linke shot a videoclip of me performing the song I wrote for his film.
Die “SpringtOifel” (Wikipedia.de) Version von Sebastians und meinem Song „Mond über Mainz“ ist fertig!
This one is about those moments when we feel that love is nothing but a strange illusion we cling to despite knowing it better, because we instictively feel that this denial is what makes our lives bearable.
Attending two friends’ beautiful wedding yesterday, I realised that the Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ “Under The Bridge” isn’t really the most appropriate song to be played right after the rings have been exchanged…
Ein deutscher Song diesmal, allerdings ist der Text nicht von mir, sondern von meinem Freund Sebastian Linke, der nicht nur Filmemacher, sondern auch Schlagzeuger der Mainzer Oi!-Punk Formation „SpringtOifel“ ist.
Meine Version des Titelsong für den Abschlußfilm meines Freundes Sebastian Linke – „Still Changed“ – heißt einfach nur „Still“.
My Wicked Ways is actually one of the first songs I’ve ever written – back in 1993. Back then I did not write lyrics for the song, so I added those last year when I listened to some of my “earlier” stuff.
Dr Deaver is a song with less autobiographic lyrics than some may think. Actually, I think it was a friend who suggested writing a song about a chapter headline he had read in a British sex education booklet for teenagers.
New Year’s Resolution is a song that I wrote a while ago and now decided to put online. I wrote the first version in early 2003 and now arranged it with more electric guitars and a “twist of Keane”-piano in the background.
FCGO is an older song. I wrote it in the Summer of 2002 and occasionally revisited it thereafter, mostly because I wasn’t too happy with the lyrics.
A very light and romantic tune I wrote for the wedding of two good friends last weekend.
The only English song about the German football side „Mainz 05“.
Melancholic yet light song I originally wrote for solo piano and with different lyrics for a friend’s wedding in 2003.
Song written for a German Rock/Pop-Starlet’s album. Words and music by Tobias Schwarz, 2004.
A female vocal track is still being worked on…
A power ballad I wrote in February 2005 for the wedding of two close friends this March.
A song about a regular Texan guy’s blues in the White House, which I wrote in early 2003.