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Songs From 1994

 

 

 

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ONE HUNDRED MILES AN HOUR

IF YOU FALL

FLUID AIR

CRYING

CRAZY

HOOCHY KOO

FOR YOU

THE TOUCH OF TENDERNESS

FOR YOU TOMORROW

JANUARY 1994

PLASTIC RED

OASIS SMILE

 

 

 

"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

 

 

 

IF YOU FALL
(Original version - Ideas version)

Copyright Simon Smith 3rd Feb 1994

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.    

 

Fluid Air

(Fast beat version - Ideas version)

Copyright Simon Smith London 12.3.1994 & 1,07.1994

    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?    

 

Crying

1994

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

1994

Copyright Simon Smith

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

(Original version)

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

(Original Version)

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......

 

 

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  

 

YOU WILL FALL / FOR YOU TOMORROW

(Early version)

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 COPYRIGHT SIMON SMITH LONDON 30 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.

 

 

PLASTIC RED

Sometimes I drive the long way home
I like the feeling of driving alone
Sometimes I stop at the riverside
Watch kids doing dances that I never tried.

"She lay back
Her lips were plastic red
She was an Angel
So I tried playing dead"

The kids were dancing around the slide
The police were giving tickets for a ride
And you were trying not to conceal
That you don't feel, you don't feel,
That you don't feel real

The sirens are screaming like justice with a gun
"I may have been wrong, but I had a lot of fun
The ends may not always justify the means
Excuse me a minute, but I've got another street to clean"

I know that the sun will no longer set in your eyes
I wish we had some time to say hello, and kiss goodbye. (Rpt)

SIMON SMITH LONDON 2ND FEBRUARY 1994

*****
Guitar chords
G/F/C/ double rhythm
G/FG/BFLAT/G
NOTES: DFGFG

 

OASIS SMILE

(original version)


(COPYRIGHT SIMON SMITH JAN 1993 AND JAN 1994)

I've got a song, I'm gonna sing it,
About the wrong and how you did it,
So place your sights upon my heart,
Squeeze the trigger as our lips part

Eden, Gethsemanie,
Dance in circles as I climb the tree,
If I fall it was never to be,
I'll get up after ten "Hail Mary's".

I know you'll be lying on a bed alone,
I know you'll be waiting by the telephone,
I know you've been waiting a long long time,
I know you'll be placing your mouth to mine.

"Don't wait for me you know it's been too long,
Can't turn your right in to my wrong."

Let's go out in to the dark,
And sing to stars of broken hearts,
Let's cleanse our minds in Eden’s streams
And dream of things we've never seen.

Deep mysterious blue, that's where I found you,
Sleeping out on the cool still lawn,
Your body naked in the light of the dawn.

Love comes today then blows away,
Drive to the dream town, drive on down.
You're gonna see today
The way our love was thrown away,
You're gonna hear today
The words the devil likes to say.

Love comes and goes
And how the wind blows,
Drive right on down,
Park your heart in the dream town.

Through the flames of a midnight fire,
You took my breath away,
The flick of your fingers,
The moment lingers."Don't wait for me you know it's been too long,

Can't turn your right in to my wrong."
"My baby's on a desert track I don't think she's ever coming back,"
Hallucinations you can't walk through,
Guess I'm better off without you.

The vultures fly in the shape of a heart,
I walk in circles while you play the part,
I used to know what you wanted to be,
Now all you want is to be without me!

Hallucinations you can't talk to,
Guess I'm better off without you.

Through the scrap yards of a million cars
Resting in peace,
Love comes today then blows away,
Drive to the dream town, drive on down.

She brings to me an oasis smile,
I'd say no but I've been dying for miles
Could be my love is true,
Could be I'm better off without you.

It might have been the dreams I had when I was just a boy,
It might have been that love went bad, programmed to destroy.

 

 

 

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