Lyrics of songs on the forth-coming album

 

 

"One Hundred Miles An Hour"	
Copyright Simon Smith London 1994
One hundred miles an hour
On a deserted road to Madrid
The sun sets the road on fire
While a bride in black dances for a lift
Angels come to cool my brow
With visions of the here and now
The silent thoughts that pass us by 
With electric words that haunt the sky
The city greets us like we're old friends
While Jesus, his arms outstretched, 
Tells us to come again
And the US jets circle overhead
If you forgive they won't forget
In this land of grace
We came and went without a trace 
August 1989 
We drove fast to the borderline
I could feel the Angels flying
Backwards against time 
At one hundred miles an hour
On a deserted road to Madrid
An Angel passed in reverse
Revealing the size of the universe

 

 

SOMETIMES LOVE GETS GRITTY
Copyright Simon Smith London 14 August 1995
I was lying on the road
Looking at my skin
I said hey baby 
Will you come and look in?
I was pleading don't you leave me
I was begging you don't forsake me
I could tell the sight weren't pretty
But sometimes love gets gritty
I was lying beside you
Through a long dark night
I was holding your hand oh so tight
I was thinking about you leaving 
About you going away
You woke to find me praying begging you to stay
Love it's a dark time
So love welcome to my dark mind
I was walking a long road
Trying to find my way
I was telling you to go
But hoping you would stay
I was giving you this shit
'Cause you'd given some to me
I was blinding you with words
But hoping you'd see through me
But sometimes love gets gritty

 

IF YOU FALL
Maybe next time you're in town we'll talk of old times
I'll recite your letters baby and you'll forget mine
We were only playing when you first said love me
So I asked how long will it last and you said catch me
I've got a friend who says that you're the enemy
So when we meet we'll speak diplomatically
And when we reminisce it'll be selectively
And when we kiss it'll be selectively

So stay a while, go back in time
Put your breast to this heart of mine
The memory lies, but the feeling's true
So if you fall then I'll catch you
And if you fall then I'll catch you
You run around town in your wedding dress
The fabric is perfect, but your life is a mess
It's so easy to get the issue confused
The memory lies but the feeling's true
So if you fall then I'll catch you
And if you fall then I'll catch you
Then I'll catch you

So if you fall then I'll catch you.


Simon Smith. Copyright 3rd Feb 1994

 

The Early Morning Routine
The early morning routine
I lie in bed while you make tea
I ask if there's any post
You want to know if I feel guilty.
The early morning routine
You close the door 
Say goodbye to me
You call out five times 
And I call out three

The early morning routine
I wave from the window
You wave from the road
As you cycle off below.
The early morning routine
A goodbye kiss, a "will you miss?"
A clear idea of where we went wrong
The uncertainty of just how long.
The early morning routine
Grows longer every day.
                     
20.3.1990   copyright Simon Smith.

 

 

Fluid Air


The sun was red in a hazy sky
I could taste your sweat as you walked by
Our bodies were dancing in fluid air
Our minds were singing "I don't care"
I could feel your weight as you stood there.
I could feel the softness of your hair
I could feel the pain of losing you
And the red sky 
Turns blue.
And the red sky 
Turns blue.
Summer sun nights
Green and white neon light
The distant sound of TV
Breathless you lie beside me.
The street light across your body 
Cries out for the moon
I could have sworn that I loved you
From the depths of your room
It was one of those yellow red evenings
When Life was receding
Into a night of sweat and sleepless breathing
The street light across your body
Cries out for the moon
I could have sworn that I loved you
From the depths of your womb
You could let your mind get high
While your mouth drinks from the sky
You could open your windows wide
And let your body float or fly
The morning air is moving in
Like a thief steals a kiss upon your skin
I could have sworn that he loved you
But who knows who speaks the truth?


Copyright Simon Smith London 12.3.1994 & 1,07.1994
		

 

Crying 
Copyright Simon Smith
Some girls they come and go 
Like I switch off the TV turn on the radio

So why'd do you want to  let me go so lonely
So why'd do you want to  let me go so lonely
Cos now  I'm crying, crying, I'm crying.

Some girls they  like to hold me 
Don't  let me go for a night time
Well it could be a life time 

So why'd do you want to  let me go so lonely
Cos now  I'm crying, crying, I'm crying.
So why'd do you want to  let me go so lonely

In the half light you  looked so beautiful
Like a dream that I will never see again
In the half light you left me feeling terrible 
Like I'd never breathe again

So why'd do you want to let me feel like dying?

Used to believe what you said 
But the sky was our love and our love was red
I used to think it was dusk 
But the Sun had just risen a warning on us
Well I'm crying, crying, I'm crying
So why'd do you want to  let me go so lonely
Well I'm crying, crying, I'm crying.

 

 

CRAZY
On sunny afternoons I like to get in my car and cruise
But I'd be crazy to think that's where  I'd find you.
And where the wind carresses you I'd like to be there too
But I'll be crazy dreaming my life away
I get up and work so hard 
Just so I can make myself tired
And go to sleep
And dream of you.
Sometimes I can almost touch your face
Sometimes I  feel  our embrace
And I'd be crazy 
Not to be in love with you.

The  clouds are crying  "will you be mine?"
But I'd be crazy 
Not to be trying.
I lie in bed and dream of you 
And one day that dream's gonna come true
And then I'll dream with you.

 

 

HOOCHY KOO
COPYRIGHT 1994 SIMON SMITH LONDON
I WAS DRIVING ROUND, 
LORD I WAS FEELING DOWN
I COULD TAKE NO MORE, 
WAS A MAN OF WAR
THE LIGHTS WERE RED 
WHEN YOU CAME INTO VIEW
YOU LEANT RIGHT IN AND SAID 
I LOVE YOUR HOOCHY KOO
I WAS STUNNED I WAS SHOCKED, 
GIRL YOU TICKED MY TOCK
THE LIGHTS HAD CHANGED 
BUT THE TRAFFIC GREW
OH I LOVE YOU TOO
WELL THOSE HORNS STARTED TO BLOW, 
I SAID I'VE GOT TO GO
THEN SHE ASKED IF SHE COULD GET IN 
OH LORD I LOVE THIS HOOCHY KOO THING 
I WANT TO THANK THE STARS ABOVE 
FOR THIS HOOCHY KOO LOVE
I WANT TO THANK THE STARS ABOVE 
FOR THIS HOOCHY KOO LOVE
WHEN THE LIGHTS CHANGED TO GREEN 
WE WERE NOWHERE TO BE SEEN
I'D LIKE TO GIVE Y'ALL A CLUE 
"YOUR AN ANGEL HOOCHY KOO!"
I WAS ROCKING I WAS REELING 
I CAN'T EXPLAIN WHAT I WAS FEELING
I HAD A DREAM AND IT CAME TRUE, 
I THANK THE LORD FOR HOOCHY KOO.
I WANT TO THANK THE STARS ABOVE 
FOR THIS HOOCHY KOO LOVE
I WANT TO THANK THE STARS ABOVE 
FOR THIS HOOCHY KOO LOVE.

 

 

For You
COPYRIGHT SIMON SMITH. LONDON. 16 JUNE 94
The first time I saw you baby
You were lying in a pool
The image remaining hazy
As summer dreams always do 
I was trying to contact you
I was trying to
Visualise living with you
My loves
I could feel you calling
Swimming around my heart
I could hold you forever 
And we'd never part

I'll be flying for you
I'll be crying for you
I'll be dancing, singing,
Loving living 
For you my love you my love.
I was calling from
A staircase in my mind
You were stretched across
The skies of dreams
I'd left behind

You were spinning around
Like a bridal gown
Like a shadow moves on open ground
Like a summers swirling cloud of rain
Like an angel comes to live again
I was trying to throw you words
Like I catch a ball [I'm hopeless at catching balls]
I was trying to get through life
By not living at all, but now
I'm flying for you
I'm crying for you
I'm dancing, singing,
Loving living for you
My loves......

 

Johnny And Sue

Johnny talked to Sue
While she'd wait for the forty two
He'd make her laugh 
He'd make her cry
He'd make her time fly by
Johnny leased a car from motability [disability car leasing charity]
And drove it 'round Sue's vicinity
And one day stopped and said to Sue
"Do you want to get in with me"
He'd make her laugh 
He'd make her cry
He'd make her time fly by
Johnny and Sue grew closer every day
Thought their love would never go away
Entwined under the burning sun
Their life together had begun
He'd make her laugh 
He'd make her cry
He'd make her time fly by
Sue's mother would often warn
Of the burden Johnny'd be
Sue's father said she loved out of sympathy
And for Johnny's sake she should leave him
And for their sake she did
He'd make her laugh 
He'd make her cry
He'd make her time fly by
A year went by in silence
But the kind that said it all
When Sue left home to live
She didn't laugh no more 

7.1989  Copyright Simon Smith

 

 

I've Come To Meet You Half Way

I've come to meet you half way 
But I'm not quite sure from where
You say you've been dying to meet me 
But you're still standing over there
We've been talking about opportunity
You've said enough about equality
I've reasoned that that ain't true, 
How about you?
You've overloaded me with presents 
And they've lost their pleasure for me
You've just about done a good job 
At fucking up my equality
And you're saying don't be angry 
Some day you'll need a hand
And your saying don't be angry 
Someday you will understand

Well I've been reaching out to you 
But you just turn away
Saying something about a beggar 
And "I'll change tomorrow"
But you'll never change today.
Well I've come to meet you half way 
To talk about you and me
You say there isn't a problem 
None are so blind as those who will notsee
I've come to meet you half way 
But I'm not quite sure from where
You say you've been dying to meet me 
But you're still standing over there
Maybe it's because you're scared 
Or maybe you just don't care
Maybe my anger drives you away 
Maybe guilt would make you stay
Maybe the fault isn't mine
We don't live in a jungle, 
We're here to live by the law
We're here to give and gain 
But who is all of it for?
From the books in the classroom 
To the books of government
From the designs of architects 
To the builders cement
My hand is reaching out to you 
My heart is calling out to you
7.1990  Simon Smith

 

 

     THE TOUCH OF TENDERNESS
Copyright Simon Smith 
October / November 1994  
London UK
	*	*	*
I could see your eyes move my way
I tried to ignore the games we play
But I was powerless to resist
The healing touch of tenderness
Because you can't always remember 
What you tried to forget
No you can't always remember 
What you tried to forget
I was up all night
Watched the sky roll by
But if there's no love 
Then my heart will die
And if you're feeling emptiness
You need the touch of tenderness
And if you're feeling in distress
Come in from the wilderness
Because you can't always remember 
What you tried to forget
No you can't always remember 
What you tried to forget
Well take care my baby 
There's something I've got to tell you
Those skies are grey 
Where your eyes were blue
And if you're feeling emptiness
You need the touch of tenderness
And if you're feeling in distress
Come in from the wilderness
Because you can't always remember 
What you tried to forget
No you can't always remember 
What you tried, what you tried to forget
 

 

FOR YOU TOMORROW
COPYRIGHT SIMON SMITH LONDON 16TH AUGUST 1994 
LIGHTS WERE FLYING BY
AS WE DROVE DOWN THE AVENUE
LIGHTENING RIPPED ACROSS THE SKY
AND TORE THE LOVE FROM ME AND YOU
AND YOU CAN HOLD THE WORDS I SAID
AS ENTWINED WE LAY ACROSS YOUR BED
AND YOU CAN TAKE THE DREAMS WE DREAMT
AND WONDER WHAT THE HELL THEY MEANT
AND YOU WILL FALL AND I WILL RUN
LIKE A SILENT STAR FEARS THE PUN
AND YOU WILL LAUGH AND I WILL SMILE
AS THE HERO CRAWLS FROM BENEATH THE PILE
AROUND THE WORLD THE EYES ARE CRYING
FOR THE LOVE THAT'S BEEN DENIED
AND WHEN I SEE YOUR BEAUTIFUL EYES
I CAN FEEL THE PAIN YOU HIDE
AND WHEN I MEET THE ONES THAT DESERT YOU 
AND BETRAYAL THAT HURT YOU
I SEE THE LOOK'S THE SAME 
THE FEAR RUNS COLD THROUGH THE CHAIN
AND YOU WILL FALL AND I WILL RUN
LIKE A SILENT STAR FEARS THE PUN
AND YOU WILL LAUGH AND I WILL FALL
AS THE HERO SLIDES UP THE WALL
THE LIGHTS FLY BY WHILE THE SOUL'S ASLEEP
AND IT'S STRANGE TO THINK THAT YOUR SMILE WILL KEEP
THAT THE WAY YOU LAUGHED SO LONG AGO
COULD MAKE ME CRY FOR YOU TOMORROW
FOR YOU TOMORROW, FOR YOU TOMORROW
AND YOU WILL FALL AND I WILL RUN
LIKE A SILENT STAR FEARS THE PUN
AND YOU WILL LAUGH AND I WILL SMILE
AS THE HERO CRAWLS FROM BENEATH THE PILE




JANUARY 1994
It was a clear day, January 1994
The sea had risen to my front door
You were sleeping in a boat
That gently drifted to the shore
And I wonder if you still dream of me
If you still care about what used to be.
It was a clear day
The sky was a spacious kind of blue
I saw a plane's trail like a memory fade
Reminded me of you.
Dorothy was on the TV 
Her songs she sang so sweetly
She said how much she needed me
And home is where the heart used to be
Sometimes I sit and pretend, we're living by the sea
The waves are breaking our hearts, 
Where the front door used to be
Sometimes I sit and wonder if you remember me
Sometimes I sit and pretend what couldn't would have been
It was a clear day, January 1994, 
The waves were breaking our hearts, against the door.
And I wander if you care, if you know, 
That I think of you sometimes
And I wonder if you still dream of me
If you still care for what used to be.
The lights go out and the curtains close
The houses moor for the night
I sing of you
While you put out the harbour lights
It was a clear day, January 1994
The sea had risen to my front door
You were sleeping in a boat
That gently drifted to the shore
And I wonder if you still dream of me
If you still care about what used to be.
COPYRIGHT SIMON SMITH LONDON 30 JANUARY 1994

 

 

Second Best
Sometimes you're going,  going away
I call from my bed,      but you won't stay
When I wake up           it's the middle of the day
Sometimes my life        just goes that way.
Somedays we're friends   others we're not
Somedays I have          what you'd call a lot
Somedays I haven't       what others have got
Some days I have         what I wish I had not
Some live for money      some for love
Some like to push        some like to shove
Some like to live        some want to die
Some sit still           while others try to fly
Mud on your hands        and blood in your eye
You kissed my heart      with the sweetest lie
Pulled the sheets        over my head
Closed the door          and left me for dead.
Sometimes we've been running         running for so long
That we exchange our lives           for a pocket full of songs
Sometimes we put on                  our bulletproof vests
And exchange a life of loving        for a love that's second best.

14.3.1990  Simon Smith