Song lyrics 2004 to 2005

 

 

Well the end is near
That ain't what I want to hear
But I can feel it in every move we make
I can feel it in every beat of my heart that breaks
Against your breast

It makes me weak
To remember how you used to hold me
As close as we could be
But now you prefer to be free
Now I'm not the dream you'd hoped for
You don't want to love the mess that's reality

I read the words you wrote of us
When your love was strong about me
And I can't believe your feelings have fled
But it feels like you're gonna flee to be free

I loved you too much baby - an obsession well it ain't healthy
I gave enough love to make up for what you didn't give me
If you had said what you meant and meant what you said
Then I could have said this love was meant to be Heaven sent

But the balance of our love had no even keel
So we went around in circles
Until our love got too dizzy
For us to feel

So now the end is near
And I'm feeling cold fear
And in every hello I sense your goodbye
The end is oh so clear

09 May 2005

 

Morning Glory

I was chilling out eating chilli chicken
at the Chop-Chop bar as the sun came down
My friend kept footsyin' me for fun
but I didn't get a kick from it cos u weren't around

The city sun is sliding westwards
and I know it's going down on you somewhere
But I wish it was me sliding down your body
Your arms touching my back as I kiss your hair

At night I lay in my big empty bed
Memories come to keep me up
And as the dark fades to light and the birds start a singing
I'd take a sup of love from your cup

Well the morning air smells as fresh as the silence
That fades to the chorus of the calling birds
But all I want on my waking lips
Is the taste of our love and the grace of your hips

In my life I've loved a whole load of women
But none have touched me as deep as you do
I'd like to sleep but the morning chorus
Fills my dreams with the sound of you

03/05/05

 

Merry-Go-Town - live version

Word version

26/04/2005 © Simon Smith 2005 London


C Em x4

C Em
Been walking these dirty streets
C Em
For a long time you see
C Em
Still don't mean nothing to me
C Em
But I've been longing for so long


C Em
Been walking these streets a long time
C (A2d2E3)
But they still don't play no songs in my mind

(A2D2b1)

F(A3D3g2b1)
The grey clouds above don't whisper
Em
Sweet nothings of love to me
C Em
C Em
Nothing of love for me


C Em
Was walking these streets a long time
C Em
They don't travel far in my mind


F(A3D3g2b1)
The grey clouds above don't whisper
Em
Sweet nothings of love to me
C Em
C Em
Nothing of love for me

C Em


B7(a2d1g2e2)
When I sleep I dream of

F(A3D3g2b1) Em
Freedom

C Em
Riding on the fields of my life

C Em
Riding bare back through the summertime

F(A3D3g2b1)
The grey clouds above don't whisper
Em
Sweet nothings of love to me
C Em
C Em
Nothing of love for me

Am Em
Your love can come and go
C Em
But it ain't gonna show round here babe
C Em
It ain't gonna show round here babe

F(A3D3g2b1) Em
So come kiss me gently girl
F(A3D3g2b1) Em
Get me from the streets of this world

F(A3D3g2b1)
The grey clouds above don't whisper
Em
Sweet nothings of love to me

C Em
Nothing of love for me

C Em
Nothing of love for me

C Em
Nothing of love for me


 

Closing Doors

© Simon Smith 01/05/2005

I feel like you've given up
At night I wait for your goodnight call
But you ain't calling me before you sleep
You ain't hardly calling me at all

You used to want to come and see me
But now my weekends are sadly too free
You used to want to sleep by me
Now there's an empty echo of what used to be

I can't tell if you're here or gone
You can't tell me if it's right or wrong
I don't know what it's like in your shoes
But you tell me that your minds all too confused

I've been trying to find a new world
One where you're hardly here at all
But my heart yearns for the old world
Where you'd reach out when I call

I know it ain't right to cling on to the old days
I know if I let go I'll find a better new way
But what we had felt so good, felt like a dream come true
Now dreams aren't real but at the time your love felt like you do
Your love felt like you do

I know we spend so long looking at closed doors
That those opened could have helped us move on a little more
I know that everything must come to pass
But what has gone I felt would last
I know it was hard at times but if it's love then it ain't hard lines
If it's love then you deal with hard times if it was love then you'd still be mine.

 

You tell me that you chose me
That you fell in love and want to be with me
I can feel it in your dreams
You reach out in the night and hold me

But you are like the sea
Sometimes calm and serene
Sometimes dark and stormy
With secrets held beneath that I can't see

When you met me I stood on the shore
Straight and strong in the evening light
But I have sailed upon you
And now my grip is less than tight

Loving you gives me sea legs
You want me to stand strong
But your waves have cast a light upon me
That makes my shadow long

The tide is turning, we feel the change
The air is still upon my lack of light
I am stranded in the midst of you
No easy way of turning back tonight

18 03 2005

 

Dance This Way - Live Version

Word version


Tune the guitar to c#

Am F
It does not matter that you aren't there

G D A
For every thing………… is anywhere

D A

D A
Everything that dies comes to sleep in dreams

D A
The bright sun light shines


Am
I dance this way I dance that way

F Am
The view for a second through the beams

F G


D A
The heat reaching up I'm scared of the fear

D A
How many hands have passed across your face my dear

Am F Failing light failing life

G
Words insight

Am
I dance this way I dance that way

D A
Through the beams of light touching our skin
Am C F
Somewhere in the dark I feel you
G
Reaching in………….
D A
to me

D A
D A

Am
I dance this way I dance that way

F Am
The view for a second through the beams

F G


D A
The heat reaching up I'm scared of the fear

D A
How many hands have passed across your face my dear

Am F Failing light failing life

G
Words insight

Am F
Am F
Am F
Am F Fade out

11/03/2005

Keep keep on running

2005 02 25

Keep
Don't walk away
Keep the flow
The night
And keep the day
Cos i don't know
Why the sun shines

Keep
Cos i don't know
Why the sunshines

Keep

Keep
Yourself from falling
Don't fall this way
Don't take your love away

Keep keep calling
Life says the same
But if you run then
Keep flying and walking
Everything comes your way
And you will stay
And you'll stay
And you will stay

Keep your driving
Don't turn away
Keep keep your driving fast
Don't run away
Don't run away
Just go to the night at the edge of the day

Keep keep your loving
Don't throw me away
Take me in your arms and cry
Take me for the day
Cos i will run away
I'll run away

Keep keep your calling
Don't silence the phone
Don't walk away
I need you
You are my home

I'll keep running
Running to you
Through the day

Don't set me free
I'll keep you here
Your heart is here
But my mind ain't clear
And i can't run away
I can't run away

If our love binds our hearts
Then i won't bind your hands
If our love binds our hearts
Then we'll both understand
That we'll keep running
And keep running in to each others hearts

Keep keep me running
Don't walk away
Our love fills the stars
Our sun lights the day

I keep on keep on keep on running
Keep on running
Keep on running


 

I hate waiting for you
Life can feel that way sometimes
Looking out the widow too long
Unable to get on

Wish we could just get on painlessly
The hours pass by like a 12 mile train
And through every gap
I search for your face

These feelings started young for me
Week long gaps between being happy
Weak longing gaps
Between me and she

And when I wait for you
Not knowing when we'll next meet
Those old familiar painful feelings
Rise up inside and break upon me once more

But I love you I don't want to trap you
Your connection means you must be free
The pain of letting you go
Allows you to freely come to me

02/02/05

 


For what they didn't say

31/07/2004 © Simon Smith


B A7 C G
I look in to your eyes…… The words upon my tongue

B A7 C G
If I said what I was thinking……then our world might be one

B A7 C G
But I can't tell you how I feel…… I can't tell you what's inside

B A7 C G
And history becomes another room to what I hoped inside

B A7 C G

B A7 C G
If I could tell you what I want then maybe you'd be free

B A7 C G
But my fear holds me to, ……….. to this destiny……………….

B A7 C G
How many lives have traded happiness because of words unsaid?

B A7 C G
How many people share their lives… With an empty bed?.....

B A7 C G
For what they didn't say… For what they couldn't say…………….

B A7 C G
I look in to your eyes……… do you want me to speak to you?...

B A7 C G
But I don't want to be the fool…. who lay down in front of you..

B A7 C G
And then you'll turn away………. and you'll laugh at me…..

B A7 C G
How many silences echo through a lonesome destiny?

 

Mary

Word version

31 / 07 / 04


BEGIN
Mary sits at the café
Waiting for her friends
She's sitting there
Waiting till the end of the day

BEGIN
She waits in her house for her husband
She takes herself to bed alone
5 AM in the morning he comes in
Silently slips in to her dreams
BEGIN

Ooh now Mary has gone away

BEGIN
Mary sits at the café
Reading her life away
Waiting for the sun to pour in
Waiting for the dreams to stay
BEGIN
At night Mary prays
That life will get better someday
But life doesn't seem to want the games she plays
BEGIN
The dreams betray
Mary don't dream don't dream your life away
Mary don't dream your life away

BEGIN
The sun it shines on Mary
And it dreams that one day she'll run away
The moon it listens to Mary's prayers
And it prays that she'll move away
BEGIN
So Mary take your dreams
Pack your bags and run away
Somewhere your dreams are waiting
BEGIN
Waiting where your heart can play

At night Mary prays
That life will get better someday
But life doesn't seem to want the games

BEGIN

she plays The dreams betray

Mary don't dream don't dream your life away
Mary don't dream your life away


These days are not for ever


These days are not for ever
They will slide in to our history
Like paper on a river
One day they'll float out to sea

These days are gonna float away

Sometimes you'll be here
Taking my heart
Some days you'll feel here
At the start

But come to me
And you'll feel my heart despair
And my breath upon your neck
And my face against your hair

Sometimes you'll feel that the night is dark as ice
And the love we had is all we had to guide us to paradise

The darkest night will come to you
No matter where you hide
It's part of life she says to me
As she takes me inside

But the darkest night
Can be warm inside
Can be warm
For you and I

We live in a world
Where strangers come
And greet us like old friends
They come with gifts that make us feel good
And leave us to defend against the hatred

31 / 07 / 04

 


Drive in my car

9 o'clock get out my shower
Put my blade to my face
9 thirty shut the door
To my place

Drive in my car down to the town
Got no where to go

10 o'clock stop at the bar
Take a drink feel it cool
Standing at the bar
Looking around
For you

Get in to my car
Drive around
Got no where to go

11 o'clock down by the river side
Throwing stones

Get in to my car drive around
Got no where to go

See a girl on the road side
Wave her hair round
Look in to her eyes
Take a drive.


31 / 07 / 04

 

Travel this life a long long way


Travel this life a long long way
I didn't know if I was going stay
But my heart broke a long time ago
And so I just kept on rolling on rolling by

I'm going to see you
Gonna come by
I'm gonna run away out of this life
I'm gonna see you, in the Sun.

I'm gonna run a to your side
When you need me
No matter why
I'm gonna run to your every whim
Your every call
Until I'm …..
I'm gonna see you
Come in
I'm gonna see

31 / 07 / 04

 

Well my time has come to say goodbye

Well my time has come to say goodbye
And I don't want to remember all the times that we tried
But my heart is stalling
And I don't know if you'll be there
But if you choose to will you remember me sometimes when I'm there
Well my tie has been coming and I don't know what to say
But my love has ended and gone away, oh yeah

Well the sun it shines but the time is gone
And I know that I'll forget you when you're gone, oh yeah

But the time has gone and I don't know if I should run
But my love has never begun, oh no

Will you cry when I'm gone,
Will you love will you sing
Well the times are changing
The times they are changing

31 / 07 / 04

 

Black Sky


Well you're gonna, gonna run girl
You're gonna take my heart
All through town you've been talking my name
You've been playing those games
With all the people that I don't like
And I'm gonna take you take you away
Gonna keep my woman
Gonna take my day
Gonna love, love, love
Till you break it away girl

Well the chimney's they are burning smoke
Everybody's coming away
The sky is black and streets are gleaming
Everybody's nowhere to be seen
I'm gonna, gonna run to you
When you don't expect me to
I'm gonna come,
Come a little love on

Gonna come now
Gonna take you away
Gonna run on a run away

31 / 07 / 04

 

Everybody wants to know what happened to Jules and Romeo

Well they ran off together
Across the sea In a boat built for two to
Uruguay / south America
That's the place they wanted to be

Romeo he loved Juliet
And they found a place to be
Took their time as we all do
Now they've got their own family

Everybody's dancing in their place everybody's having fun
Everybody back home wants to run them down and speak of what they done, BUT
Everybody's having fun dancing round to the crack of dawn
Everybody in their place is laughing dancing and having fun

Romeo followed Juliet
Well he used to smoke a cigarette
and he used to strut around
But in time he stepped off the merry-go-round

Romeo and Juliet didn't die like the story says

Sometimes stories have happy endings
Sometimes people live a good life
Sometimes people have lots of children
Sometimes together as husband and wife

Love doesn't have to be
A pain filled tragedy
It's a gamble for everybody
Well R and J they got lucky

So don't feel bad for those who are happy
Don't feel too sad if you are not
Your time will come when it is ready
And it'll come if you're ready or not
Because Love comes once in a while
Sometimes it stays and sometimes not
Sometimes it's there for ever and ever

Did you want them to you be happy? Or did you want them to fade away?

Well they are not fading away, everybody is knocking on their door
Everybody is coming to their house to dance and sing 'till the crack of dawn
So Romeo and Juliet are having a good time by the sea
Singing and dancing with their friends living their lives in harmony

01/06/04