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2009

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264 Destination Destiny

263 In The middle Of The Night

262 Love On The TV

261 You And Me

260 The Chemistry Of Tears

259 Where The Locals Meet

258 Round And Round

Keep My Love Girl

256 Wait And Wait

255 Jam With David 25th June 2009

254 On The Side Of Many Trees Idea 120

253 Dot to dot across the stars Idea 121

252 Turns that make me blind Idea 121b

251 Round And Round Original Idea 122

250 In The Lovely Night Idea 123

249 A Witness To Everything Idea 124

248 The Unsympathetic Song Idea 125

247 Well The Secrets You Keep Idea 126

246 Every Time You Walk Away Idea 127

245 Wait And Wait Original Idea 130

244 Wait And Wait Original Second Part Idea 131

243 Wait and Wait third Part Idea133

242 I Am Gonna Leave You Idea 134

241 The Mission Of Our Position Idea 135

240 Wake Up And Hold Me Idea 136

239 First Ideas For In The Middle Of The Night Idea 137

238 Idea 138

237 Idea 139

 

2008

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236 In Handcuffs You Are Laughing

235 Keep My Love Girl

234 I've Got Nothing to Say

233 The Honeymoon Is Over

232 The Place Where The People Meet – idea 108

231 Falsetto Idea

230 You Never Know Where The Journey Goes

229 The Sky Is Falling For You Idea 106

228 Well These Times They've Changed Me Idea 107

226 I've got my mind

225 Sweet As Time Idea 111

224 Words Of Truth Idea 112

223 I won't Say Goodbye Original Idea

 

2007

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221 Blue

220 Hip to Waist Ratio

219 The Lives Of Ghosts

218 Sometimes You Feel Me ?? where's the demo mix

217 Sitting In My Room / Waiting For You

216 My Lies

215 Alone With You

214 Idea 70 There For You

213 Fathom

212 I Forgive You

211 It's Just Goodbye

210 Me and My Friend Lee

209 Today

208 This Is The Man

207 I won't say goodbye

206 Do You Love Me Like I Love You

205 Whispers of Blue Cried Blue ( Was Idea 6 )

204 I'm Looking For A New Love

203 Forever Today ( was idea 29)

202 There Has To Be A Time

201 Can't See Your Heart

200 Can't Tell

199 I See You

198 Idea 6 Here Today

197 I Don't Want A Woman Who

196 I Made An Oath

195 The Blue Skies In Your Eyes

194 Come Swim With Me

193 Mermaid Rolls ( Was Idea 7 )

192 Don't you Know? ( Was Idea 8 )

191 And So It's True

190 Sea Horses

189 Run Run Away

188 I've Been With You A While

187 Never Ends

186 Where Have All The Women Gone

185 Time Will Tell

184 Bottles In The Sea

183 Everytime

182 Idea 76 - I'm Moving On

181 The Truth Is A Dark Dream

180 I Sit In My Chair

179 Pay To Play

178 Fire On Water

177 Idea 72 - I Got This Pain

176 Without a Word

175 Stars That Don't Fall

174 Don't Care If You Love Me

173 Spanish Love Affair

172 Where Will You Be

171 Come come come along

170Come Lean In My Car

169 Don't Run Away

168 He Sits In His Car

167 Idea 31

166 Idea 48

165 Idea 50

164 Idea 9c

163 It's Been A Long Time Since You Fell Idea 45

162 Keep Your Ideas

161 Morning Time Idea 67

160 Pretty Little Georgia idea 28

159 The Lust In Your Mind idea 35

158 You Were Falling idea 4 / Idea 4 some distant song

222 When Should I Call

 

2005

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157 Merry-Go-Town - live version

156 Dance This Way - Live Version

155 Going With Time

154 Big Fast Car

153 Little Stars

152 Dark To Out Of View

151 And I'll Dance

150 Flying Over My Life

149 Searching

148 Sunday Morning

147 Closing Doors

 

Jams

146 Sat by the fireside

145 Russian Roulette

143 Cool Breeze and 144 Turn Around riverside jam with Greg 11 august 2005.mp3

142 8 simon and charlie jaming 20 9 05 1.
141 (The lines around your mind )
140 (In the meantime I'm a waiting)

139 8 simon and charlie jaming 20 9 05 2.mp3 not written up

138 Freedom (no lyrics and pretty crap music)

 

Non recorded lyrics

137 Keep keep on running

136 Well the end is near

135 Morning Glory

134 I Hate Waiting For You

133 You tell me that you chose me

 

 

2004

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132 For what they didn't say

131 Mary

130 Gleaming

129 These days are not for ever

128 Drive in my car

127 Travel this life a long long way

126 Well my time has come to say goodbye

125 Everybody wants to know what happened to Jules and Romeo

124 Can't Pull Away

123 Sun Is Shining

122 Sun Shines Through My Window

121 The Dying Sun

120 Wake Up Alone

119 From The World of You and I

118 Come Take My love

117 Break of Dawn

116 The Hound and My Cat

 

 

2002

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The Frankie Miller Project

In 2001 I started working with Cormac O'Kane. He became a coordinator for the Frankie Miller Project (Wiki info) and invited me to be a part of it. This meant having two of my songs produced by Grammy award winning producers (Peter Henderson and Alistair McMillan) and having my songs put on a showcase CD. The rest is history... I am still a songwriter of nil repute, however I continue to be driven to share my suffering with the rest of the world. A problem shared is, as I often demonstrate, a problem doubled.

Needless to say the experience was a good one, and with two well produced songs and an almost finished video I feel honoured to have been part of the project and my thanks goes out to all those involved especially Cormac O'Kane, and Denise Boyle for introducing Cormac and I in the first place.

 

To see the lyrics click on the links below

Come Home Final Version

Declans mix of come home and the instrumental version of Declan's version

Gritty

Gritty Video

For You

 

 

 

 

2001

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Come Home

115 My Girl Says

114 The Dolphin Song

113 Cowboy song

112 I Was Talking To

111 Harmonica idea 1

110 Going On A Holiday

109 Harmonica idea 2

108 Harmonica idea 3

107 Tell Me A Secret

106 Hey Baby

105 I'd like To Tell You

104 Standing In A Dark Valley

103 Sunday Morning

102 Dreams Of Love

101 Face The Fax - Jam session

100 Sounds Like REM - Jam session

99 Come Home Original - Jam session

 

 

1995

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98 SOMETIMES LOVE GETS GRITTY

JOHNNY TALKED TO SUE 1995 Recording

100 MPH LIVE AT THE UNION CHAPEL 1995 Recording

SECOND BEST - 1995 Recording

THE EARLY MORNING ROUTINE 1995 Recording

97 SONNY GOT CAUGHT IN THE NIGHT

 

 

 

 

 

1994

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96 ONE HUNDRED MILES AN HOUR

95 IF YOU FALL

94 FLUID AIR

93 CRYING

92 CRAZY

91 HOOCHY KOO

90 FOR YOU

89 THE TOUCH OF TENDERNESS

88 FOR YOU TOMORROW

87 JANUARY 1994

PLASTIC RED

OASIS SMILE

 

 

1993

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Entitled was released in 1993. I hardly wrote any new songs during this period, concentrating on production instead. After the album was released the following few years were focused on performing live and it wasn't til 1994/5 that any new ideas were recorded. So whilst most of the songs on this page were written in 1990 they were "finished" in 1993, hence them being here.

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Lyrics below - Lyric titles are links to individual and downloadable mp3 files of the songs

SOCI-AT-EASE

Little By Little

Cog

85 This Is Me

Grateful

84 To Forget You

Happy All The Time

 

 

1991

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83 Stop Calling

82 Electric Words

81 The First War / Victim Of My Pride

80 The Shock Of Love

79 The Old House

78 The Pilot's Song

77 Don't Borrow My love Too Long

76 Down By The Canal

75 Hey now Mr Policeman

74 Hold Me

73 I wanna go dancing

72 I Wouldn't Say Anything Tonight

71 I'll Watch You Fly Away

70 Oasis smile

69 PLASTIC RED

68 Shadow In The Moonlight

67 Sister Or Brother

66 SOCI-AT-EASE

65 The Black Sky

64 There's a house

63 This Is Me

62 To Forget You

61 To Love You The Right Way

 

 

 

1990

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60 Happy All the Time July ‘90

59 Little By Little

58 Cog

57 Grateful

56 I'm Out Of My Mind

55 This Is Me

54 The Dangers Of Loving You

53 To-My-Future-Partner

52 Second Best

51 The Shadow of Beauty

50 Your time is here

49 Lost in time

48 The Glass Child

47 The accidental harmony

46 Relativity

45 When it's too late

44 Calliope

43 Driving Along An Old Spanish Road

42 The Devils Whore

41The sky is a beautiful grey and blue

40 When it's too late

39 The waking moments

38 Touch anybody tonight

37 The kiss of life

36 You Know That Idea

34 The Runaway

33 The neighbours I know

32 The train of the wedding gown

31 You surrendered, but there wasn't a war

30 Flying with the angels

29 I'm not singing a protest song

28 Love life

27 You know what I mean

26 You Can Postulate

25 Slice of Hell

24 She's waving goodbye

23 I know you'll be waiting

22 Life Of Joy

20 You Have lost Me

19 You Drew Up Maps of My Life

 

 

1989

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18 I've Come To Meet You Half Way

17 Loving Leo

16 He Kicks Off His Shoes

15 Some Say We Go To Heaven

14 Sun Comes Up

13 John and Marie

12 You Pass Me By

11 Lying Like We've Never Lied

10 The pinstriped politician

9 Peter Plays Pick Up

8 Can You Tell Me

7 Tell me which way to go

6Tolerate

5 Valentine's Day

4 You Said

3 Halfway Through The Week

2 Hard To Keep Your Cool / Us And Them

1 Johnny And Sue

 

 

 

 

 

2009

 

In The Middle Of The Night

 

 

I'm watching the storm on my TV

Look out the window at the rain

I see you smiling in the puddles of the sky

Don't know why you go,

Don't know why you go,

 

Lights are flashing

The wind is blowing

And the rain comes down

Trains go by and cars drown out the sound

 

Planes are flying high

Gonna touch the sky one day

Gonna take it all away

Gonna know you're waiting there

Upon a wing

Upon a prayer

 

In the middle of the night I drive away

Drive along gonna take away today

Gonna love you and keep my love today

Gonna take my life, gonna take it away

 

I don't know I can't see

But your love is in the wind

Like a bird that's home to stay

I can feel you here next to me

A thousand miles away

A thousand miles away

 

Standing in a phone box

Singing tales of woe

Exchange your money

For the things that you don't know

Forces come and go

‘til my love goes somewhere

I'll pretend that I don't care

Memories of love are everywhere

 

In the middle of the night I drive away

Drive along gonna take away today

Gonna love you and keep my love today

Gonna take my life, gonna take it away

 

In the middle of the night I'm with you

In the middle of the night I need you

In the middle of the night I'm loving you

In the middle of the night I'm with you

 

Forces come and go

‘til my love goes somewhere

I'll pretend that I don't care

Memories of love are everywhere

 

In the middle of your breath I'll kiss you

In the middle of our dance we speak a truth

In the middle of journeys that make us stay

In the middle of a crisis peace be with me

 

In the middle of the night,

In the middle of the night

In the middle of our life,

In the middle of our life

In the middle of the night,

In the middle of our love

In the middle of our love

 

10/07/09

 

 

Love On The TV Edit 9

 

Look out a long way to sea

People on a boat lookin' back at me

I'm sitting quietly watching the world go by

Don't you see me cry

Don't you see me

 

I'm watching the trees grow

Watching the peace blow by

I'm watching people dancing

Walking hand in hand - no cry

 

And if you knew the things we did

Then maybe you'd come to see

But our love is something

You'll never find on the TV

 

I'm watching the history of our love on TV

Rewind to the part where you say you love me

 

But our love was a story that could make a film

On A TV coming soon to you

But you'd never know if it was real

If it was ever true

 

I'm looking out the window

Our words fall from the sky

The letters of our love

Are scattered far and wide

But our love was a story that could make a film

On A TV coming soon to you

But you'd never know if it was real

If it was ever true

 

If it was ever true

If it was ever true

If it was ever true

 

But if you knew the things we did

Then maybe you'd come to see

But our love is something

You'll never find on the TV

 

Flying by on TV

Flying by on TV

Flying by on TV

 

19 August 2009

 

You and Me

 

I'm happy now

You're sleeping here

This love is pure

 

You come to me

And go away

Play songs of love

From yesterday

Lovers kiss eternally

That's the way it's

Meant to be

 

Everybody learns by heart

How the love is gonna start

It's gonna be

You and me

Everybody wants

You and me – come with me –

You and me

 

Keep my love

Don't take away

I know I'm gonna stay

And run away

Fled by me

Keep today

In my love – oh no no

 

Every time you go away

My love will come

And say no more to you

Kiss the blue

Start to lose

Je t'accuse

 

And you make my heart sing

Of dreams where truth is something

 

If our love is meant to be

Then it's something that we'll see

If this dream is going to live

Then we'll have to learn to give

 

Every time you go away

My love'll call another day

And every time you see my heart

Gonna take us to the start

 

Everybody take my hand

Everybody understand

Everybody laughin' with me

Everybody come to me

 

In time we'll be fine

Walk away my love

With you

 

Every time you go away

My love'll call another day

And every time you cry no more

Gonna open up a door

 

Every time you go away

My heart it says

It gonna stay like

Everybody who loved me

Is gonna see

If it's you

And I am me

 

Well you're gonna take me

Forsake me for a lie

My love is true

Dressed in blue

Start to lose

Je t'accuse

 

And you make my heart sing

Of dreams where truth is something

 

If our love is meant to be

Then it's something that we'll see

If this dream is going to live

Then we'll have to learn to give

If we're gonna live at all

We're gonna have to risk a fall

Now here's my number

And here's the ball

Speak the truth

Now make the call

 

Every time you leave

Your heart calls

Through doors n walls

Fate may choose

That we should lose

I'll kiss the blues

Je t'accuse

 

March 2009

 

The Chemistry Of Tears

 

The rhythm of the seasons call

Upon the shadows on my wall

 

As I wait for the phone to ring

I feel the thoughts hurting

 

But the times they come to me are sharing tears

And the time we visited Galilee last year

And the sun it calls over prison walls

And the time you loved me

Will recall what I first saw and

This is the geology of our love

A fault line through my heart

And the shingle of your tears

Resounds to me for a million years

 

I wave at you across the canyon

You shoot a starry look at me

And say that this was a place

Where once they'd been a sea

And on dry land star fish come to me

 

But the times they come to me are tearing tears

And the time we visited Galilee last year

The bullet it landed here and made a mark upon the wall

This where the body came to fall

 

Instrumental

 

This is the time of my life

And this is a photo where

You once were my wife

This is the weapon

This is the song

This is the reason why it went wrong

And this is the chemistry of

This is the biology

This is the psychology of goodbye

 

23 January 2009

 

 

The Place Where The Locals Meet – Idea 108

 

Welcome to my humble house, friend

This is a where I choose to live

Cigarettes are left outside

Shoes can be worn

Magazines lay unread and un-torn

 

Welcome to the town I live in

It's been a sunny here for years

But there's a lake outside of town

Which the locals fill it with their fears

 

And the waves they're a crashing on our front doors

But we don't care ‘cause we're tall

And the storm it comes and goes every year

And I don't know which way to run

 

So lay across my bed my sweet one

I will stroke you ‘til you sleep

And as you dream I'll take your tears

And your fears

To the lake where the locals meet

Where the locals meet

Where the locals sleep

 

Mid 8

 

So welcome to my house

This is the place that I was born

This is the place where magazines go un-torn

And unread

Lay across my bed

The animals are happy and are fed

 

So this is the town where I come from

The lights go out at midnight

So if you're out and about

It's hard to find your way home

And so alone

 

And this is the place where my fears grow stronger

With every candle that I light

And this is the place where I live, longer

If I go to bed at night

 

So lay across my bed my sweet one

I will stroke you ‘til you sleep

And as you dream I'll take your tears

And your fears

To the lake where the locals meet

Where the locals weep

Where the locals sleep

That's where you're weak

That's where we're in deep

With the secrets I keep

 

So this is where my dreams come to

I leave them here for you

And when I'm long gone

You'll listen to my song

And you'll know my dream was true

And you'll know my dream was for you

And you'll know my dream came true

And you'll listen to my songs all night long

And you'll know I wasn't always wrong

 

Round And Round / Persuading You

 

I'm riding the wheel

Going round and round

Listening to the same sound

And it's going round

I'm watching you spin

I'm feeling everything

It's hard to know

If it's time to

Stay or go

 

Persuading you persuading me

Persuading you persuading me

 

Watching the wheel turn

Watching the sun burn

Watching the telephone

And I'm waiting for your return

My love is shining through

You don't know what to do

But I feel your love for me is

 

Persuading you persuading me

Persuading you persuading me

 

My advice to you is hope my words are true

My advice to you is keep my trust in you

My advice to you is gonna keep me for you

My advice to you is

 

Persuading you persuading me

Persuading you persuading me

 

Persuading you persuading me

Persuading you persuading you

 

Feel your key turn

Feel the sun burn

Feel the telephone

As I yearn for return

But words ain't coming through

I don't know what is true

But I can't feel you

 

Like they used to

Feeling you no more

Listening to the film score

A song that says no more

 

 

Lifting the bridal veil

A thief in a bridal gown

 

Watching the sun burn

Watching the telephone

And I'm waiting for your return

My love is shining through

You don't know what to do

But I feel your love me is

 

 

Go around with somebody else

You can leave me here to stay

And I'll pay my way

If you're going round and round

Then you may as well dance with me

Cos this is the place where we can be

Going round

 

Persuading you

Persuading me

 

And the way you say

You can't come back to day

Well I've heard you say the same

To everyone of you blame

Beneath this golden sun

Our love will be lost or won

 

Persuading you

Persuading me

 

Well my life goes round and round

Spinning dances to the same old sound

 

If you see me walk away

Then come back another day

If you see me walk to you

Then you'll know just what to do

If you see me run this way

Then you better to me too

If you hear me sing this way

Then I hope you'll sing with me.

 

If you feel I'm tied to you

Then I guess our words are true

If I sing to you

Then you better hope my words are true

If I come your way

Then you better hope I'll stay

 

28 th Feb 2009

 

 

Keep My Love Girl

 

Well keep my life girl

Run away

Take my thoughts and

Watch them play

You tell my love song

To all you meet

Walk away girl

Upon my feet

You keep my love girl and

You run away

You keep them flying on a sunny day

Light comes through my window

It's like any other day

But it's a time that I will

Never feel this way

You keep my love girl and

You run away

You keep my love girl and

It's how you want to play

And if it's true

That it's the last day

Then I'd like to feel you

Come my way

And you'll take your heart girl

And you run away

Say don't do it

Don't want to be blue

You keep my love girl and

Want to play

You keep my love girl and

Gonna play

She swam in cold water

To free her soul

But all she found was a

Great big hole

 

You take my heart and it's made of clay

And you walk upon feet of a desperate day

You keep my love girl and

Wanna play

Take my heart then walk away

 

But I did your dirty work and I did it well

I can see everything go, and no one can tell

Well the truth will tell

Well it's the truth to tell

Well it's the truth to tell

 

You keep my love girl and

Run away

You keep them flying on a sunny day

 

Well I did your dirty work and I did it well

No one can see who did it, no one can tell

 

You keep my love girl

And you

Run away

And you

Keep my love girl

And it's how you want to play

And if it's true

That it's the last day

Then I'd like to feel you

Feel you come my way

 

You keep my love girl

And you

Want to play

You keep my love girl

And you

Want to play

Today

 

 

23 January 2009

 

 

Wait and Wait edit 6

 

Going to wait and wait, wait and wait for you

I'm gonna to wait and wait, wait and wait for you

A room with a view

Funny what time did to you

Dance some thoughts round your place

Sunshine on your face

Take off your threadbare clothes

And show me your lace

The wind blows to cue

And I hold your hand and say I love you

The truth is funny how it times your love to go

The truth is funny how it wants you to know

Love is like trees growing out of the sea

I'm gonna to wait and wait, wait and wait for you

The truth is funny how it times your love to go

The truth is funny how it wants you to know

 

And your love is coming to me out of the night

Holding me tight

Singing my songs

Knowing if it was or wasn't wrong

Didn't you know if things are right

They're kept out of sight

Didn't you know the way they tell you love is blind

Didn't they know the things you hear have to be signed

Love is restless

Love is pure

Love is dirty when you're not sure

Love is jealous when you are blind

To the truth of what's behind

Don't you know the things we said

Can leave you lying dead

Don't you know the things you do

Can take the life from me and you

And you're walking hand in hand

Through nights of red and gold

And you're walking to the end of the film

Where we grow old

 

Can see a long way out to sea today

And the clouds are spreading slowly across the sky

You keep my heart

And your love it smiles

And whistles all the while

And takes me a long way long way long

It takes my heart

Take my heart

Don't take my heart to bed

Gonna say

Take my love

It Gone away

Gonna see that

Love it's gone

Gone

Gone away

Gone away

Going to wait and wait, wait and wait for

I'm gonna wait and wait, wait and wait for you

I'm gonna love, love you for you

I'm gonna wait and wait, wait and wait for you

I'm gonna wait and wait, wait and wait for you

I'm gonna wait and wait, wait and wait for you

I'm gonna wait and wait, wait and wait for you

 

 

23 April 2009

 

 

Jam With David 25th June 2009

 

 

All the songs are over and the words have been said

The sun grows tired as it falls on your bed

The sweet thing we had has gone

You ask me if something is wrong

 

And rightly said you take me down

And rightly said thank me for the time

 

The cars go by and I wonder why you say this to me

I don't know what you're talking about so it's pointless you see

I just flow with you I just know what to do

Watch the birds fly in a sky of grey and blue

 

Well the time has come and they say it's time to go

And rightly said the rain comes down upon our summer show

I see the shadow of birds flying round me

And I know my time has come

 

I lay down and watch the camera follow me

Taking my image to a place I'll never see

And I know the time is coming

I know my life will go

And I know the things you write

And I know you have to know

 

Sitting in the sun with your glasses on and you're looking so good

But there's something inside me that knows that you shouldn't but you could

 

The waves of love that break on the lies I heard from you

You hold your hands up but there's nothing I can do

Flow from my heart and drive away

Come back a long time later, don't come back today

 

Leave your number on my telephone

Leave your voice upon the days I'll never own

And it's time to go home

It's time to go home

Leave me alone

Now it's time to go home.

 

For Neda Agha-Soltan

 

Destination Destiny

 

You call to me

Your words unsaid

Lying softly

‘Tween the sheets of our bed

 

I keep my love for you

But I know we won't come through

I cross my heart

While you make me pray

 

But the love you feel

I can feel it too

I know we're gonna

Give a going to

Gonna Fly

Gonna go away forever

To find a heart of gold

You'll find your strength in me

Gonna Fly

 

 

You lay in front of me a long time

Gonna cycle up a hill

Gonna fly on down

Gonna take away the night

Gonna live a good life

Come to me

Come to me

 

 

I remember the time when we first met

A chance encounter

You may care to forget

You loved forever with all your heart

From the start you knew you'd love until you die

Come to me

And I will show you a way to fly

 

 

 

Gonna Fly

Gonna feel my life away

Gonna see the love today

Gonna feel that I'm alone

Gonna cross my heart and pray

Gonna Fly

Please be mine

Please be mine

 

Solo

 

Our time has come

And now it's gone

Our aim was true but the stars were wrong

This Destination was destiny led

Now I've learned the words you whispered

Were dreams upon our bed

 

Because I know the lies you told me

Were lies you told yourself

But I ain't here to drift along

Can't fill this hole with wealth

 

Gonna see you in the dark

Gonna feel you in the night

Gonna take my love for you

And choose to fly or fight

Gonna check my memory

Gonna see if love was right

Gonna Fly

The rain comes down

The sun it shines

Gonna Fly

Rainbows are travelling

Around my mind

Gonna live without your love

For evermore

 

19/12/2009

 

 

There are two alternative versions of this, a cut down one (version 7)
and the original unedited version (version 4).

I still have to re-record the vocals on this track.

On The Side Of Many Trees Idea 120

 

I've been this way before

Been through these hills

I've seen the maps

And I've taken the pills

 

I've read the words

That you sent to me

I carved them out

On the side of many trees

 

And you tell me that it's time to go

And you don't know if you know

And you walk the darkest way

And you dance away that way

And you want to play this song

But you want to go

You don't know if you know

And it's time for me to show the way

Gonna run today

Gonna take my life away

Gonna run to you

But I find you're gone

And the road goes on

 

I'm not sure if you

Meant it to be this way

I'm not sure if you're sure

It'll stay this way

 

But the time has gone away

I watch you walk away

The sun sets

On this long and lonely day

 

Dot to dot across the stars Idea 121

 

 

Well the world's going by past my window

Don't know where you are girl

Nothing I want to know

Everybody's looking in at me

So I smile at them

Sun is shining on the TV

So are my friends

And the sun falls down on my window

And lights softly come to be

I draw upon the night sky

Dot to dot across the stars

Romantic pictures of me and you

 

And the love you took

Has now safely arrived

And the photos that I took

Are coming alive

But the tears that fell

Have made their way to the sea

And the way we used to be is not how it's going to be

Our love was found so it we buried it underground

In time this in this world

I know that it'll be found

If you see me here

Then I guess one day I'll be there

And if you see me here then I guess

One day I maybe there

 

The moon is brightly lit in the night sky

I mean the light sky

The moon is lit and I think I know why

But other times are coming

So I'd better walk away

And if I find you here

Then maybe I'll stay

 

Turns that make me blind Idea 121b

 

 

Running past my window and you look at me

Everybody's smiling at the way we used to be

But the trouble is that time has moved on

And you have gone

And I smile at empty spaces

Where our love used to be

 

And the moon's in the sky

And I don't know why

Because the sun still shines

But I guess this road has taken

Turns that make me blind

 

And our love will go and I can't say anything to you

And anything I do will be misconstrued

But at the chance of finding ways to be free

I lay my gifts upon your feet and stories

And you know the way has gone

I don't like the way you hear my song

I don't care if sounds like you used to be

Cos there once was me

There used to be you and me

 

Well I'm spreading my wings and flying high

Look down below from my moon in the sunny sky

See you walk alone past my window looking in

Called you but you can't hear a thing

 

But my love it travels through the times

I know one day you'll find it there

In the corner of your mind

Somewhere you left it behind

In the corner of your mind

Somewhere you left it behind

 

Round And Round Original Idea 122

 

Riding the wheel going round

Listening to the same sound going round

I'm watching it spin I'm thinking about everything

I need to know if it's time to stay or go

 

Watching the wheel turn

Watching the sun turn

I'm watching the telephone

And I wait for your return

 

And my love is shining through

And you don't know what to do

And I'm going to take you

And I know you're going to go now

 

 

In The Lovely Night Idea 123

 

In the lovely night I saw your eyes call to me

Take me dancing and you set me free

And your love came to me

Through stormy nights

Took my hand and stole the light

But your love has gone and you want my song for you

And you love the song but my heart is untrue

And the crowds throw confetti upon the whispered words you said

But now all remains is an empty bed

And the sun it shines upon the sheets upon which you lay

And upon the promises we made

But your love has gone away and time stands still

And the cars drive by at will

And the confetti is strewn along the street

And the place where once I placed a kiss upon your feet

 

They assured me from the glass doors that you ran through

They assured me from a place that I thought true

And there's no safe place for me to run

And there's no safe place for me to find where our love begun

That's where the sickly maestro said you would become

And the love we had I no longer know

And the low lies low on the streets below

 

 

A Witness To Everything Idea 124

 

 

You dance through doorways with a smile on your face

You ingratiate yourself to everyone in the place

And after you're done

You pull out your

You take the rings first

Then you take everything

Then you walk upstairs

And tell of your affairs

Lying naked underneath the chairs

Then you write upon the wall

“Love will conquer all”

And you think about a cigarette

 

Then you dress as a maid

And steal from your victim's grave

You lie upon the ground and smoke your cigarette

Then you smile at the pain you breed

Then you poison everyone

And you have so much fun

Then you concede

The articles you read

That tell of your misadventure

Then you conceive

Everything you read is

Everything you'll ever need

And the plot thickens with everyone you kill

Till eventually you've had your fill

And you walk around

Upon hallowed ground

And you look for adventure

But I am gone

With the words of this song

A witness to everything

That was wrong

 

 

The Unsympathetic Song Idea 125

 

 

All you people who've had it tough

I've had enough of your tears and fears and the way you like to spin on

All you people who've had it tough

I'd like to make it clear I've had enough of your fear

It's time for you to move on

Stop spreading your poison amongst us

Start to grow

Let yourself be happy

You know you could be

Read the books that'll help you

Look for the truth

Understand that you are trying to use me

Abuse me

All you people who come my way

I'd like to say

It's time for you to learn to play

Stop playing with my heart

Start a life that could be yours

Keep out of closed doors

Open your heart

The way that your love runs to me

Cos I'm gonna tell you now

That your heart is in the ground

And your love is spilling down

You want to die

You want to cry

Rainy days without you here is a thing that we don't fear

And I want to feel you close

I want to know you most

And I don't know why you want to run

When there's so much time for fun

And all you people who want to laugh

There's always room for you to pass

And all you people who run

Spinning the web you spun

It's time to come

And let your love in

Let your love begin

Let everybody try to love you

Let everyone connect with you

All you people who want to run

All you victims who've had it done

It's time to forgive and understand

That all those people who did what they did

Were victims too

Spitting it out on you

 

All you people who want to run it's time to see the spells you spun

Just one on one, doing what was done

And the only way out is forgiveness and understanding

And all you people who want to cry

And all you people who want to die

You can choose to be happy

You can choose to be friendly

You can choose to love me

You can choose to be true

You can choose not to be blue

It's up to you

 

Well The Secrets You Keep Idea 126

 

Well the secrets you keep

They don't tell me well

And the lies I like to tell you

Are taking us to hell

 

And if you know my way

Then you'll bring my heart to bear

And if you don't know my way

I guess you don't care

 

But the people you're in with are lying to your soul

I don't know and I don't see you anymore

But a click on the window and you see me crying

And I take you down a lighter way

 

And every time you see me come and go

I can take you any day

Love it says it conquers all but I don't really know

Cos you turn that switch on and off

And I feel my fall

 

But the tears they cry in the night

But you don't care if they fall

And you don't know if it's there for me to see you

In the cold light

 

The calling light that's at night

That's the time it comes alive

But my heart is calling you every time you fall

I don't know, I can't go, I can't sing to you

 

I can't sing to you

I can't sing

Anymore, anymore,

 

Steve: Chords are D G Gm B & A

 

Every Time You Walk Away Idea 127

 

 

These are the words from a jam session with Steve Dumelow which though very confused formed the main building blocks for the song “You And Me” listed above.

 

Every time you walk away

My love comes

You know what's going to go

Here they come

Going high

Going there

Gonna lie down away here today

Everybody sings with me

Everybody loves away

Cry now

 

Beware

The time is coming the time is leaving

Everybody knows just how to play

How to pray

 

Away today

Go to sea today

Every body loves the way you call

When you fall

 

And love can come and love can go

And every time you see me come

I can't pay your hearts desire

And I know what will happen tonight

Cos every time you go away

I can sing love keeps coming to me

Walk away

You play the day

You're gonna come

You play the gun

And I know just what way to go

But you don't know

Every time you come to me

I know that treason will be free

Betrayed by me

Every time you walk away

My love will pay with someone else's heart

You know that I can see you walk away

With everything

And every time you go away

My love can come

And say no more to you

Kiss the blues

Start to use

Je t'accuse

We're going to lose our way

 

Wait And Wait Original Idea 130

 

The following lyrics were ad-libbed in a jam session with Steve Dumelow. Nearly al the lyrics, vocal melodies and music formed the basis of “Wait And Wait” above.

 

A room with a view

Funny what time did to you

Dance some thoughts round your place

Sunshine on your face

Take off your threadbare clothes

And show me your lace

The wind blows to cue

And I hold your hand and say I love you

The truth is funny how it times your love to go

The truth is funny how it wants you to know

Love is like trees growing out of the sea

One bad storm and

It's the end of you and me

And you know the time is coming

And you know the job ain't done

And you look at me through broken eyes

That looked in to the sun

Everybody's twisting round

Waving their hands to the ground

And your love is cooling me

And your love is fooling me

And your love is coming to me out of the night

Holding me tight

Singing my songs

Knowing if it was or wasn't wrong

Didn't you know if things are right

They'll be kept out of sight

Didn't you know the way they tell you love is blind

Didn't they know the things you hear have to be signed

And the wind it blows right on cue

And the love we hold is not for me and you

And I watch you walk away through times of golden sun

And I watch you sail away when I know the job ain't done

But your love is fading

High and low thoughts in my mind

Gonna take you here

Take you there

And never gonna leave you behind

Love is restless

Love is pure

Love is dirty when you're not sure

Love is jealous when you are blind

To the truth of what's behind

Don't you know the things we said

Can leave you lying dead

Don't you know the things you do

Can take the life from me and you

And you're walking hand in hand

Through nights of red and gold

And you're walking to the end of the film

Where we grow old

 

 

 

Wait And Wait Original Second Part Idea 131

 

 

Can see a long way out to sea today

The waves wash upon my love

The wind it blows warm on my face in this place where you and I stood

And the clouds are spreading slowly across the sky

Look out my window and I see the pace where you cry

Didn't know our love was dying

And didn't know you would go

But my love is here

And somewhere our show goes on

Slow boat to loving and

You keep my heart

Couldn't tell which way was out

But I now see we had to part

And your love it smiles

And whistles all the while

And takes me a long way long way long

Get on your knees and beg me to forgive your ways

Get on your knees and let me watch you play

I'll fight for my imaginary friend if you fight for yours

And when you're ready

I'll balance on the floor

Kiss me, own me, love me,

Take away the smile

And in Connecticut

I'll let you run wild

You driving miles and miles

Across the sea

But I won't be there for you

And you won't be there for me

And it's time to roll away the stone and wish I was alone

It's time to hold everybody

Know which way to go

Take my heart

Take my heart

Take my heart

Every body wants a part

Dance with me

Dance with me

Drink and lay

And dance and die with me

Push backwards against me

Push your breasts against me

And feel my heart a coming out to love you

Gonna take my heart today

Go to bed

Gonna say

Gonna take my love away

Gonna see that love has gone

Gone, gone away

Gone away

Gonna see my heart and gonna part

Gonna take my love

Gonna way

Gonna dream

And everybody dreams

Which way you gonna have me

You gonna walk away

Walk away

 

Wait and Wait third Part Idea133

 

It's only the very last lines that were put to any use, but they became the basis of the chorus in “Wait and Wait”

 

So you're kissing the blues

You're kissing my heart away

Take my love today

You're kissing my sunshine

And I know you're going to stay

But love is sad

Your love is blue

So they tell me it's a long way to the places I was with you

The kisses of my heart are a long time going blue

You crossing my love away and I know it's time for you

And you're taking my heart

Out to the sea

Long time you're coming

Now you're saying goodbye to me

Well kissing my heart

Keep them

Walk away

Long time

Long time

Mister

Gonna break my heart today

And you died your hair

And your die rolled everywhere

But your love was a risk

That would end in my despair

Gonna keep my love

Keep it there

Keep my heart

Every way

Keep my heart

Gonna take my love today

Gonna take my love

Come

Gonna watch you walk

Don't run

Gonna watch you grow and die

Watch you laugh and sigh and cry

On a body that comes and goes

My love ain't coming

My love it may come and go

Take my heart and run away

Keep my love

It's gonna stay

And everybody wants you too

And everybody loves you too

Gonna Wait and Wait

Wait and wait

Wait and wait for you

Gonna love and love for you

Gonna wait and wait for you

 

Gonna take my turn

Then I'll go to you

 

 

I Am Gonna Leave You Idea 134

 

Walk along the beach hand in hand but out of reach

I heard your words, wrote them down, then used them for a speech

The way you said it and the way you moved your hips

Made me want you, made me love you, made me see right through you

 

And you're walking hand in hand and you're wondering if he's the right man

Change him for another and you'll see it's just your pattern

Take me down to sunshine world where you'll do your loving talk

Gonna see the way you fly, gonna kiss your love goodbye and oh no

 

It's your drama and it's your talk, it's the way you have to walk

It's the way you're gonna dance, it's the way you're gonna sing

And I tell you now

It's just the way and how

That things are now

 

Walk down the beach and tell me you love me

Wake up in the morning and say you care

I reach out to you but you turn away, you'll be walking by

Don't you know the things you do repeat every crime

 

If it's not me it's you

If it's me it's gonna be

If it's the way we dance

Take the lead or take the chance

And I gonna leave you

And you're gonna stay

And you, you're gonna leave me

And I am going to play your way today

 

Gonna run along way baby

Gonna take my heart

Gonna see that everybody

Knows just where to start

 

But the chance you take is the chance you make

And it doesn't matter who you choose cos it's the same thing anyway

 

But I gonna leave you

And I am gonna stay

I am gonna leave you

If you love me this way

 

The Mission Of Our Position Idea 135

 

Sweat is on my body and I'm aching for your breast

Come over my darling and lay down next to me

Want to feel your kissing

Want to feel the bliss I've been missing

Want to taste you upon my tongue

And know what we have done

 

Well I know your loving

Drifting in the afternoon

Gonna run away girl

Don't make it too soon

 

But I want to feel your loving

Tender deep and right

Want to feel your kissing

The bliss that I've been missing

 

Gonna ride on baby

See the night

Everybody says

Want to feel your seat upon my tongue

Want to feel your legs around me

Want to feel your tongue in my head

Want to feel the explosions that you place upon my bed

 

Gonna keep your kissing

Gonna keep on feeling that glisten

Gonna have a mission

Impossible missing your bliss in

 

But our love comes and goes

And everybody knows

The way

Don't say no cos I need you darling

Don't say no cos I want you today

 

And the love I've been missing

Will glisten with the bliss of our mission

Gonna take you to my bed

Hold you down

And make love instead

 

Gonna keep this mission position

Where I feel your body glisten

 

Feel your body gonna come to me

Tied and held if necessary

Gonna feel the weight of you

Upon me and around me

Inside me

Up and down me

I'm on a mission

Hold on and listen

 

Got to feel your love a pounding

Your body up and downing

Feel your breathing speeding

Got to feel you touch me

Inside and about me

 

 

Wake Up And Hold Me Idea 136

 

Wake up in the middle of the night and feel your body tied to me

Heat is getting to me

Wake up in the middle of the night and feel you breathing deep beside me

Take your breath inside me

Wake up and hold you

Wake up and take your hand

Wake up and smell your hair

Wake up and taste your skin

Wake up and touch you

Wake up and feel you

Wake up and push against you

Wake up and hold you

Wake up and I tell you

Wake up and feel you in the night up tight

Wake up and hold you

Wake up and tell you

Wake up and know you

Wake up and kiss you

 

Take your dreams and dream away

Come back another day

Wake up and dream the night away

Wake up and dream of you

Wake up and kiss you

The light upon your skin

Makes me feel the deepest things

Fills me with desire for you

Fills me with thoughts of you

Come on and be the night

Gonna hold your body tight

Run my fingers down your spine

Want to smell you all the time

 

And your leg is on me

And your arms are asleep upon me

And you feel my kisses on you

And your love it comes to me

Wake up in the night time

And the street lights shine

Upon your skin

And I'm feeling everything

Lay on your spine

Stretch your body out

Rub my face across your body

Can't rub these feelings out

 

 

 

 

First Ideas For In The Middle Of The Night Idea 137

 

Lights are flashing

The wind is blowing

And the rain comes down

Trains go by and cars drown out the sound

Planes are flying high

Gonna touch the sky one day

Gonna take you all away

Gonna keep me here and there

Gonna take our love everywhere

And go girl baby come with me

Love it coming out to see

And every time you walking my way

I'm going to sing

Well the wind is blowing

And the lights are flashing high in the sky

And you take my love and me

And I can sing and don't know why

Every time you come to me our love shines

Every time a train goes by

I'm feeling blind

Standing in a phone box singing tales of woe and blow

Exchange your money for the things that you don't know

And the adverts blow upon the wind in the rain

And you come and lie by me again and again

Forces come and go to tell my love to go every where

I don't care

And the adverts flying high in the sky

And the adverts fly high

In the sky

And an old man runs by

The woman starts to cry

Every time you see me

You're waving from the train goodbye

Love comes up on the sky

Limp to the door

And sleep upon the floor tonight

And your love comes and goes

And your love comes and goes

And everybody wants to know

Hold me tight

Let me write

Everybody's gone tonight

Everybody's going to fight

 

 

Idea 138

 

I'm watching the storm on my TV

Look out the window at the rain

Birds fly down

Sitting on the ground where we last sat in the rain

Watch the wind blow

As I look in your eyes

You close down and sleep

You turn away and I feel the love you feel for me

I see you smiling in the puddles of the sky

I don't know why you go

 

The trees are blowing in the wind

The clouds are flying by

The TV's going and the radio's a blast

Everybody's flying by everyone wants to know

 

Don't let it slip away don't let it go

Come the wind and the snow

 

The flowers are blooming

 

The waves are washing on the sea

 

I don't know I can't see

 

But your love is turning in the wind

Like a bird that's coming home to stay

I can feel you here next to me

A thousand miles away

But I don't know if it's time

 

Come to me and take my hand, my love, my song

Come to me and take this story what went wrong

You come to me upon the lights upon the ground

There's no sound

It's not loud

You lie across my sofa and you smile

You turn the numbers on my dial

You look at me and whistle all the while away

I won't stay

I won't pray

 

All the rain upon the floor brushes on my feet no more

The cars go by and the planes up in the sky

I don't know I can't sing I can't tell you everything

But I know you love to come, be with me,

So hold your breast against my heart

Take this love back to the start

Hold my hand and make me smile all the while

I can't die keep the style everybody knows the way

And I can't sing and I can't go and I can't go my heart today

And I don't know the way you're going to keep my lovin'

Everybody gonna know gonna go gonna take that love to soul

Gonna take my love to keep my heart

Everybody knows

And I can't sing and I can't ring and I can't tell you everything

And don't know if this will go

Gonna take my everything

And I don't know.

 

Idea 139 - Chorus Ideas For n The Middle Of The Night

 

When the rain is coming down

Gonna take the down away

Gonna walk this way

In the rain you're waving to me

Holiday photos by the sea

In the night you hold on

In the night you hold me

In the night you're sleeping tight

In the night you know more

 

Gonna take my love away

Gona sing my heart today

Gonna run run away

Gonna smoke your rings on me

And turn around nad look thyis way

And come aloing and sing today

Gonna come and limp away

Gonna run, run today

Gonna sit in the rain

Gonna take it away

Gonna love me

Love me today

Gonna love me

Gonna sing

Gonna run

In the middle of the night I take my gun

I don't want to go away

Gonna point it at someone

Gonna feel the end come

In the middle of the night I drive away

Drive along gonna take away today

Gonna love me and keep my love today

Gonna take my life and keep it today

Today

 

In the middle of the night you run away

I feel you coming and I feel you go away

Gonna take our love gonna keep it coming and going

Gonna take the middle of the night

Gonna run so tired

Gonna see you hold me tight

Gonna keep you

Gonna feed you

In the middle of my dreams I take you

In the middle of my dreams I take you away

Gonna light up your day

In the middle of your life I'll sing to you

In the middle of your life I'll tell you what's true

In the middle of your life I'll find you

In the middle of your life I'll find truth

 

In the middle of your death I'll know the way

In the middle of my dying I will play

In the middle of your life I'll sing this way

In the middle of my dying I will keep you away

 

In the middle of the night

In the middle of your dreams

In the middle of a storm we sing

 

In the middle of the way we make love

I will kiss you and tell you I love you

In the middle of the night

 

In the middle of your breath I'll kiss you

In the middle of the way we dance we're true

In the middle of the words I say to you

In the middle of my life I find you

 

 

In the middle of the things we do and say

In the middle of the visions that come our way

In the middle of the journeys we're meant to see

In the middle of a crisis

Our peace be with me

 

* * *

 

Other lyrics from 2009

 

Going to taste you

Wind blows the leaves

You walk hand in hand

While birds lie in a field

Till the rain has passed

Dogs are walking

Painted skin

Hand outstretched means everything

Kissing in the car

 

 

 

2008

 

 

Words Of Truth Idea 112

 

Tonight falls gently

Tonight calls to you

And me

Tonight falls

 

Purple and blue

Mist around you

 

Our love

Falls upon your heart

Our love

Calls me

 

The history of your dreams

Calls out to me

 

The mystery of your dreams

Lies sleeping by your body

 

The armour of my heart

It flies and cries to you

 

Golden beams across the bay

Twinkle through the night

To greet the day

 

Your hair falls

Your eyes call

And lies upon the dreams

That I fall for

 

Did you come to me with

Words I don't believe

With dreams aimed to

Deceive me

 

Is the word of truth here to stay

Or did the words like dreams

Fall away

 

Or did the word of truth

Fall away

Fall away

 

 

 

Sweet As Time Idea 111

 

You ride past on your bicycle

Waving me goodbye

Don't want to see the sea today

Just want to sit inside

The sun beats upon you

And upon your dreams

Things that I forgot to

Tell you don't seem what they seem

Every time you wave goodbye

I won't bat my eye

Every time you wave at me I don't see the sea

The times are pulling in to today

People stay home

Don't want to play

Every body's pulling

To their love

That died

Every one knows what's coming outside

You fly by in your jet

Part of the jet set

And I just stay at home

Singing songs alone

And you tell me

Your secrets

And I keep them safe

And the time is here

Where I can hear

You outside of my place

The telephone set rings

The birds they sing

The sun beats down upon my life

Of remembering

And your body's layed out on my table

Tanned and wet from the sea

I kiss your stomach

I kiss your thighs

I kiss you where you want me to be

And every time I kiss you

You wave at me

And every time you wave

I feel you move away from me

I feel you move away from me

 

And now you're on all fours

Knocking on my door

I walk to you

I walk the way we walked before

 

And every time you wave

It's like your dream

But it don't seem to be the

Dreams that used to be

 

And every time you call upon my door

I kiss you and I stroke you

As you stand upon all fours

 

I kiss your body this way

I kiss your body that way

But no body come to kiss me

The way we kissed before

 

In the sun your body shines one last time

In the sun your body tastes sweet as time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I've got my mind

 

Got my mind running in circles

Round your feet and your legs

Got my mind running to the time that we met

Every time you see me come

Every time you cry

I've got my mind singing songs

Singing goodbye

Every time you look at me

Makes me come your way

Every time you time you touch me

Makes e want to stray

With your love girl

With your love girl

 

I've got my mind on kissed that you left

At the door

I've got my mind running up your body

And your flaw

I've got my mind on you

And nothing else will do

I've got my mind

Singing sweetly

Twisted thoughts of you

 

I've got my kisses softly touching the corner of your mouth

I've got your eyes looking at mine

Got you when you're just about to shout

You come to me and I'm filled with desires for you

I've got my mind singing thoughts of what I want to do

 

If you come to me

Come to me

You've got my mind

Singing thoughts of how we used to be

Will you gently roll around

My mind

Will you come to me

Will you hold me to this time

Pin me to your mind

Let me dream of you

Feel you wrapped around me til it's the end of me and you

I've got my mind singing thoughts

Got them forgetting you

Got them getting you

Begetting you

Begetting

Be getting you.

 

The Chemistry Of Tears

The rhythm of the seasons call

Upon the shadows on my wall

 

As I wait for the phone to ring

I feel the thoughts hurting

 

But the times they come to me are sharing tears

And the time we visited Galilee last year

And the sun it calls over prison walls

And the time you loved me

Will recall what I first saw and

This is the geology of our love

A fault line through my heart

And the shingle of your tears

Resounds to me for a million years

 

I wave at you across the canyon

You shoot a starry look at me

And say that this was a place

Where once they'd been a sea

And on dry land star fish come to me

 

But the times they come to me are tearing tears

And the time we visited Galilee last year

The bullet it landed here and made a mark upon the wall

This where the body came to fall

 

Instrumental

 

This is the time of my life

And this is a photo where

You once were my wife

This is the weapon

This is the song

This is the reason why it went wrong

And this is the chemistry of

This is the biology

This is the psychology of goodbye

 

 

 

* * *

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Place Where The People Meet – Idea 108

Welcome to my humble house, friend

This is a where I choose to live

Cigarettes are left outside

Shoes can be worn

Magazines lay unread and un-torn

 

Welcome to the town I live in

It's been a sunny here for years

But there's a lake outside of town

Which the locals fill it with their fears

 

And the waves they're a crashing on our front doors

But we don't care ‘cause we're tall

And the storm it comes and goes every year

And I don't know which way to run

 

So lay across my bed my sweet one

I will stroke you ‘til you sleep

And as you dream I'll take your tears

And your fears

To the lake where the locals meet

Where the locals meet

Where the locals sleep

 

Mid 8

 

So welcome to my house

This is the place that I was born

This is the place where magazines go un-torn

And unread

Lay across my bed

The animals are happy and are fed

 

So this is the town where I come from

The lights go out at midnight

So if you're out and about

It's hard to find your way home

And so alone

 

And this is the place where my fears grow stronger

With every candle that I light

And this is the place where I live, longer

If I go to bed at night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So lay across my bed my sweet one

I will stroke you ‘til you sleep

And as you dream I'll take your tears

And your fears

To the lake where the locals meet

Where the locals weep

Where the locals sleep

That's where you're weak

That's where we're in deep

With the secrets I keep

 

 

 

 

So this is where my dreams come to

I leave them here for you

And when I'm long gone

You'll listen to my song

And you'll know my dream was true

And you'll know my dream was for you

And you'll know my dream came true

And you'll listen to my songs all night long

And you'll know I wasn't always wrong

 

23/10/2008

 

 

 

 

Well These Times They've Changed Me Idea 107

 

Well these times they've changed me

Used to feel happy

Now I wake up down

And you say my face does frown

Everybody I'm not like I used to be

The way you want me to be

Well this lady she's changed me

I used to be care-free

But now I'm down

Now I walk around with a frown

And I'm no longer the way I used to be

 

But now those times have changed

And re-arranged my personal diary

And the times have changed me

Don't want to be

 

And I want to run

And I want to fly

And I want to kiss your ass good-bye

And I want to drive

Around and around

And get to meet you in the town

 

Well the flights flicker in the distance

The storm is coming so they say

I walk along the streets

Paved in the prayers you told me

Now it's just not the way it used to be

And the time it changes me

And I don't want it to drift upon me

So slowly it passes over me

To change me

To change me

 

 

 

 

The Sky Is Falling For You Idea 106

 

I saw you at the window

Dancing real slow

Couldn't see me

Down below

Night is falling

My heart's calling

Night is calling

And my heart is falling for you

 

You didn't see me

Waiting by the phone

You didn't see me reading

At night alone

 

But the sky is falling

And my heart is calling

And the night is falling for you

 

You didn't see me

Walking away

You didn't see me

Trying to play

I was falling

You weren't calling

And the night is falling away

And the night is falling away

 

 

 

 

 

You Never Where The Journey Goes

 

 

You never where the journey goes

You follow your map

Follow your nose

You write down the route

And go your way

But one day you'll come to see

What I say

 

You follow your dreams

And they break your heart

You often end up at the place you start

 

You follow your nose and you follow your dreams

You always return to the places you've been

And you fly away and you cry to me

And you take your dreams and throw them away

You let yourself flow

Let your dreams go

Let the night take you

Let the day break you

You don't know where

The tears will come to be shed

You go on about

What's right and what's fair

You want to know if my love cares

You want to know of my secret affairs

You want to feel me in the death of night

You want to know what's good and right

And I said be clever before being right

And watch me fade in to the night

And watch your love fade in the light

And watch your dreams break at the end of the night

 

 

Falsetto Idea

No lyrics for Falsetto Idea

 

The Honeymoon Is Over

 

 

Well the honeymoon is over

As you look me in my eye

I want to hold you still

Want to feel you

Want to feel your kiss goodbye

But the times have changed

And you want me re-arranged

And you want me to take your love away

And you want me to stay

 

Well the honeymoon is over

And you want me to go

I say “Do you love me baby?”

And you whisper you don't know

 

But the times have changed

And our love is re-arranged

And I'm sitting there 1000 miles away

And I don't know if you want me

To go or stay

But the honeymoon is over today

 

Well the little things you did and said

They just slipped off my bed

Now you lay along way from me

And I can't even get to see

The look on your face

Can't see you no more

And the honeymoon is over today

 

I used to be swimming about

But the only romance

Is what you make me watch on TV

And the you're wishing it was

Over to me

And you wonder

If I'll ever get back

To who you dreamed I'd be

 

 

 

 

 

I've Got Nothing to Say

But I don't want hear

The words of your play

The things you fear

 

I've Got Nothing to Say

But I don't want hear

 

I've Got Nothing to Say

No where to go

Nothing to tell you

No body to know

 

I've Got Nothing to Say

But plenty to see

I got plenty to feel

I don't know what's real

 

I've Got Nothing to Say

But plenty to hear

I don't want hear your words

Don't want to feel your fear

 

I've Got Nothing to Say

Nowhere to hide

Nothing to do

 

I've Got Nothing to Say

But plenty to feel

I've Got Nothing to Say

But nobody's here

 

I've got plenty to do

But I'm unable to move

 

I've got plenty to say

 

I've got plenty to do

And nothing to say

I've got plenty to do

Got plenty to go away with

 

I've got plenty to do

But nothing to feel

I've got plenty to dream

Cos nothing seems real

I've got plenty to say

But no one to see

I've got plenty to love

But I don't love me

 

Don't love me

 

 

Keep My Love Girl

Well keep my life girl

Run away

Take my thoughts and watch them play

You tell my love song to all you meet

You walk away

Upon my feet

You Keep my love girl

And you run away

You keep a flying on another day

Light comes through my window

It's like any other day

But it's a time that I will never

Feel again this way

You keep my love girl

You run away

You keep my love girl

And it's how you wanna play

And if it's true

That it's the last day

Then I'd like to feel you

Feel you come my way

And you take your heart girl

And you run away

Say don't do it

Don't want to be blue

You keep my love girl

And you wanna play

You keep my love girl

And you're gonna play

She swam in cold water

To free her soul

But all she found was a great big hole

You take my heart and it's made of clay

And you walk upon feet of desperate days

You keep my love girl

And you wanna play

Take my life and get away

But I did your dirty work

And I did it well

I can see everything now

And no one can tell

Well the truth will tell

Well it's the truth to tell

Well it's the truth to tell

You keep my love girl

And you run away

Keep flying on another day

Well I did your dirty work

And I did it well

No one can see who did it

No one can tell

You keep my love girl

And you run away

You keep my love girl

And it's how you want to play

And if it's true

That it's the last day

Then I'd like to feel you

Like to feel you come my way

 

You keep my love girl

And you run away

You keep my love girl

And it's how you want to play

Today

Is

The

Day

 

 

 

 

Did You Roll The Ball

 

 

 

In Handcuffs You Are Laughing

In handcuffs you're laughing as they take you away

Good luck to you on this sunny day

Didn't know that

That was the way you wanted to go

Didn't know

How you like to run the show

 

You're talking dirty

And you're talking mean

You killed the king

And you hid the queen

Take me to the place

Where you run away

Take me there

Until the dark day comes

 

Well you wash away the tears

And you install my fears

And you like to keep me where

You want me to stay

 

But I'm here

And I'm full of fear

And I don't know

If you'll come to take me

 

But I'm lying in fear

And I'm waiting here

And I'm staying in this place

Of “life-fear”

 

You don't know

And you doubt you'll come today

And I see you laughing at me

And I'm holding your memory clear

And I'm laughing too

At the paradox of light

 

 

Did You Roll The Ball

Well I met a girl and I didn't know the way

Summertime was when you were going to stay

Didn't know why, it wouldn't work, but I still had to pay

 

When you walk through the first door baby

And you talk of love

You knew you'd take my heart today

 

Did you come

Did you a run

Did you see me all alone

Did you play the part so well

Did you fall

Did you call me

Did you fall

Did you roll a ball

Did you see me

Did you fall.

 

I won't Say Goodbye

 

Come and sing

My heart feels everything

If you feel like crying

Don't hold back

Let go

Every time you see me

I don't if I'm real

Don't if I feel

Don't know if I love you

Don't know if my heart's crying

Don't know if it's time to die

Don't know if you're gonna come

Leave my heart to cry

Every time you walk my way

Every time you come to me

Every time you lift my heart

It's the start of dying

It's the start of my denying

It's the start of you and me

It's the start of a life that's free

It's the start of every thing

Kiss my heart and say goodbye

Don't care for the where or why

Don't care if I have to try

Every time you say goodbye

Now

Go away and go away

Go away and go away

Go away and go away

I can feel you

Go away

Go away and go away

Go away and go away

Every time you hold me close

It's goodbye and say goodbye

I won't try to say

Goodbye

Go away and go away

Go away and go away

So every time you hold me close

Go away and go away

So every time you hold me close

Every time you hold me close

I won't say goodbye

Every time you hold me close

I won't say goodbye

 

 

 

2007

 

Blue

 

© 2007 Simon Smith and Paul Tanner

 

We've been a racing against time

Don't know if you'll be mine

But my heart, is waiting for you

And the night time

Will you be there when I need you

Will you sing me songs of blue

Will your setiments be true

Will you fill me with the deepest and the true

 

Blue ( long )

 

Well I sit in my night chair

And I hold memories of you

But the truth

It's so hard

To take sometimes

That I don't want to be true to you

Don't want to fill you

With blue

 

Blue ( long )

 

 

Well the times they come and go

I think of you and you know

But the times they will change

If you stay still

Or if you're filled with fear

Then you'll never come here

And feel the blue

 

Blue ( repeat until end )

 

 

Hip to Waist Ratio

 

18/09/2007 Simon Smith London UK

 

You dance with strangers in places I don't go

Walking by you show me your hip and waist ratio

4 bars

You talk of secrets that I don't know

Your mind's in places I don't want to go

2 bars

You're telling stories God wrote on your hands

But it ain't love that pulls me to your land

But my lovin' it's so shallow

When it comes to your hip and waist ratio

2 bars

Your tattooed back in front of my eyes

Oh Baybeeeey I don't want to go

To your hip and waist ratio

Punctuation

There's plenty I could teach you

Plenty I could say

Plenty I could tell you

That'll make you come my way

There's plenty I'd sing to you

Plenty I might pray

But Baby all I want to know is your hip to waist ratio

 

Something from school I didn't learn

How a ratio can really turn you on

Did you want me to come and go

Did you want me to notice your hip and waist ratio

****

 

The Lives Of Ghosts

 

 

Long time loving always hurts

The ghosts of dreams that we've had

Around my mind so sad

I've searched the seas to find you

Knocked on every door

But I'm not sure if you

Love me anymore

And I call to you

Through the lives of ghosts

I don't if I'll ever

Know you

See you

Touch you

Or free you

 

Long time love has gone

Don't know if she'll hear my song

I don't if she'll come and go

I don't know if we'll ever know

I don't if the times

Will help us find

Each others minds

I don't if the sun will

Cast our shadows

Upon the rows of houses that I search

Upon the pain I feel that hurts

Upon the streets that shine in Winter time

Upon the lives we could have had

In the places where I was so sad

And bad to you

 

But now there all empty of you

Empty of you

Empty of you

 

Long time loving always hurts

***

 

 

 

Sometimes You Feel Me

 

 

Well the nights are drawing in

It's been a long time since we did sing

Been a long time since we did anything

It's been a long time since I saw you

Well the night is coming

And the time is going

And the times are going away

Love it comes and goes

But I'm feeling sad today

Well cove can come and go

My heart is clear

Sometimes I love you baby

When you're here

 

Ooh Ooh

 

Well my friends they've been going away

Been a long time since they did stay

Don't know what to do or say

It's just the way my life has played

Don't know if I should be

Don't know if I should be true

Don't know if I should be glad if I never see you

But the time will go

And my love will fade

Don't want to see you go

But don't want to have you stay

 

Ooh Ooh

Ooh Ooh

 

Well my love comes

And my love goes

But sometimes you see me

Sometimes you feel me

Sometimes you don't know.

 

****

 

Waiting For You / Sitting In My Room

(c) Simon Smith August 11th 2007

 

Well The sun is setting

And I'm sitting in my room

Waiting for you to come

In to my life

The door is open and the breeze upon my face

I'm sitting here

Waiting for you

 

 

I've travelled the world

And I've seen a million people

Who said hello and goodbye to my heart

The day has come and the night will pass

Will you come to me

Well the sun is setting on my woeful days

I have been paying for the time

Will you come to me when I will lay

Will you come to me when I lie down and cry

The story comes and it leaves me still

I've dreamt of you through the long dark night

And woke to find you weren't real

My soul is searching

Through the world for you

Will you come to me?

 

 

My Lies

 

You've been reaching out to me

Through the skies of night

You've been reaching out to me

But I've been out of sight

Did you fall for me

Did you believe my story

Did you see the lights I shone

Could toy tell they were wrong

My love ain't pure

My love ain't right

I've been singing songs

Reaching out through the night

Did you reach for me

Through the night

When I was cold and alone

Did you reach for me

When I walked lonely through

The dark in you

 

In your heart is a diamond

Covered up by my lies

I'll take them away

And I'll show you the truth

I want to watch you shine

For all time

 

In your heart is a diamond

Covered up by my lies

I'll take them away

I'll show you the truth

I need to see you shine

For all time

 

Did you reach for me

In the night time

Did you seek the truth

Did you walk with me through dark streets

Did you feel me use you

Did you want me to abuse you

Did you hear me accuse you

 

In your heart is a diamond

Covered up by my lies

I'll take them away

I'll give you the truth

I want to see you shine

For all time

****

 

Alone With You

 

 

The sun it shines hard

On the bricks of my life

Long shadows cast upon

The roads that I follow

And I'm alone

Walking with you

I feel the cold shine on my face

Used to come to this place

 

The sun it shines cold on my heart

There's dark rooms where I used to play

Well the windows are open

And the curtains start to sway

Quiet music comes my way

 

But I'm alone

Walking with you

The sun is bright

The sky is blue

 

“I still love you

I was always there

I still want you

But you're not there

But you're not there”

 

I used to walk with you

Through long lonely streets

Long roads going somewhere

I aimed to go

And you stand beside me

You're talking at me

You're pointing at me

Going round and round and round

 

Well I used to love

I used to love you

I used to love you

But it's gone so long, so long, so long ago

I used to love you

I was always there

I still love you

But you're not there.

 

 

 

 

 

Idea 70 There For You

 

I know you've had a hard time

And now you're not feeling at all

Feels like it'll be here to stay

But then I know it'll fade in time

You know my love is here for you

 

One day the pain will go

And I'll be there too

I'll look back and see this for you

And you'll find me waiting

And if you fall, I will call,

Waiting for you

I'll be there

Waiting for you

 

Don't need no reward

Don't need you come to me

The pain will fade to the sound of the sea

And one day

I'll look back and see

That I was right to

Be there for you

 

So if you fall

I'll look to you, I'll know

You'll stand and look at me

You stand so free

It ain't my pride, it ain't some secret inside,

It ain't some strategy to keep you tied to me

 

And I'll wait at Heaven's gate

If life's too late, I will wait

And should you fall, I will call

Cos you're my friend, you're my friend

And I will wait, I will wait

 

And one day in the dark night I will be there

In the bright sunlight

And I will be there when the morning rises

When you get surprised that I love you

But my love is just for you and will be forevermore

Forevermore I will wait, I will stay, if you should call

For that day won't come too soon

And the nostalgia I have for the past

I'll have for the future too

I'll have for the future too

 

© Simon Smith 11/01/2008

 

 

Fathom

 

I'm trying not to let you go

I can feel you still want me

Don't want you to let me go

I want you next to me

 

I need to see

If we should be

Together

Eternally

 

And still can't fathom that you're gone

I still can't fathom that I'm wrong

 

I wake up and I see you looking in to my eyes

I know that somewhere else you'll be looking too

So tell me I'm deluded

You can't you know

So tell me I'm deluded

But you know I'm true

 

And still can't fathom that you're gone

I still can't fathom that I'm wrong

 

We both know our hearts should live and die together

We both know our parts should play together

And my friends say that you'll be back

But I've accepted you've gone

Even though this love's so strong

My life feels so wrong

 

And still can't fathom that you're gone

I still can't fathom that I'm wrong

 

And still can't fathom that you're gone

I still can't fathom that I'm wrong

 

I still can't fathom that you're gone

I still can't fathom that I'm wrong

 

It's a cruel twist of this tale

That all our lives we've waited

And now you've gone away

I'm left with never knowing what'll be

 

And still can't fathom that you're gone

I still can't fathom that I'm wrong

 

I Forgive You

So first of all I forgive you

I might not understand what you do

But I know

There's somewhere

And deep down you know I care

So I Forgive You

For what you do

I Forgive You

 

And mind it goes away

I pass my problems today

I stand and I walk away

Finding somewhere else

And somebody else

And something that's true

 

Now I could lay

I could sleep all day

A could cry my life away

But I don't want to do that to you

I don't want punish you

I want to do what's true

What's right and true

For both me an you

 

So my body may ache

And my love you may take

And the promises they maybe mistakes

And the things I've said you forsake

 

But I Forgive You

I know you'll be true

I know you'll say and do

What you have to do

 

I will not lie trapped in the grave

Of a life that's made by a mistake

I will move on to pastures new

I will try to send my love to you

I will not fill my heart with hate

I will not make that same mistake

I will send my care to you

I will not tell you what to do

I can just send you all my love

And hope you find your way

I hope you find your way

Coz I'm moving on today

 

It's Just Goodbye

 

 

On the radio

There's song

That's singing goodbye

I look across at you

While I drive

You cry

 

Can't say I didn't try

Can't say I didn't love you

Can't say the truth to you

 

There's no more we

No more you and me

No more time together

There's no forever

Just goodbye

 

Well the tears

I hear them fall

Upon the train you call me

I feel your pain inside me

Don't want to let you go

Don't want you to know

That I don't want to say goodbye

But I've tried

 

There's no more we

No more you and me

No more time together

There's no forever

Just goodbye

 

Just Goodbye

 

Me and My Friend Lee

 

 

Well me and my friend lee

Used to drive for miles and miles

Across town and country

Just where we would be

 

But our time has gone

We've left those journeys

A long way behind

Sometimes I look at the maps

Sometimes they're so hard to find

 

We got chased by the police

A long, long time ago

Drove through the mountain pass

Drove through the snow

 

And the light it came up

So gloriously

The ties we drove along

Me and my friend lee

 

Did you know the times you have

Will fall behind

Did you know the friends you have

Will grow closer with time

 

Me and my friend lee

We talk on the phone sometimes

We talk about our future plans

We leave the past behind

 

Don't want to forget the times

Don't want to lose our way

Wanna went on in our lives

 

Me and my friend lee

We used to be free

We used to have so much fun

Used to talk to everyone

 

Didn't know where time would go

Didn't fast it'd pass

Didn't know what was going on

Till it was too late for it to last

 

Me and my friend lee

Me and my friend lee

We used to know how to be

 

 

Today

 

Today I'm putting what I need

In to the hands of fate

Today I'm gonna trust

That good things

Come to those who wait

 

Today I'm gonna let you go

Gonna send you love

And hope you know

Today I'm gonna find a way

To love you in a caring way

 

Tomorrow I may find that you're gone

And a shadow of our love is long

I'll send you a blessing to be happy

And remember you and me

I'll send you love upon your journey

 

Though life goes on without you

I know that my love is true

I know that I care for you

I know that you'll know that too

 

And when we'll be kind

Cos love like this comes

Once in a lifetime

Today I'm gonna find a way

To love you in a caring way

 

Today I'm putting what I need

In to the hands of fate

Today I'm gonna trust

That good things

Come to those who wait

 

 

This Is The Man

 

 

 

Well my television's on

And my radios dead

My phone is lying

On my bed

 

I've written in my diary

All the things you said

Well this is the place

Where I was born

This is the place where

I killed the man

This is the place where

My children call

And this is a city

Of the Forlorn

 

If I set you free

I'd walk alone

But I'd be at home

And I'd know the way to go

I won't know the sun shining

On me again one day

And if I let you free

I know that I might be free too

And I know that you won't love me

 

Well this is the house where I met the man

And this is the person who understands

This is the woman who'll take my hand

And this is the bride who makes her plans

Who makes me stand

Who makes me a fan

And I know

That the time will come

The time will go

And other's will walk

Through my heart

And you will come one day to see

How much you have prayed my way

And how much time has been between us

How much love has flowed between us

And how much time that everybody knows I'll have to pay

And I know you're gonna love me

 

Well this is the girl in the magazine

This is the man who kept me clean

This is the doctor who I have seen

This is the woman who mends the seam

This is the lie that helps me see

And this is the line that holds the key

This is the line that's the end of me

This is the way it's meant to be

Top set me free

Top deal the plea

 

This is the life I take from you

I'm feeling empty

This is the secret of my life

This is the truth that
God conceals

This is the secret I tell everyone

This is the card that I won

That plays for fun

That reveals the sun

Nothing to you

 

And this is the secret of my life

This is the truth that God conceals

This is the secret I tell everyone

This is the card that I won

That plays for fun

That reveals the sun

 

This is the man who drove me by

This is the camera

And this is the eye

This is the loveless

Begging me to cry

This is my mother

Whispering goodbye

This is the light upon the wall

This is the letter that I sent

These are the words I really meant

They're everything you did and said

That you'd prevent from being read

Set you free then I'd know

That I'd be free too

Then you'd love me

I know that you will

Love me

 

That the time will come

The time will go

And other's will walk

Through my heart

And you will come one day to see

How much you have prayed my way

And how much time has been between us

How much love has flowed between us

And how much time that everybody knows I'll have to pay

And I know you're gonna love me

Again one day.

 

I Won't Say Goodbye

Come and sing

My heart feels everything

If you feel like crying

Don't hold back

Let go

Every time you see me

I don't if I'm real

Don't if I feel

Don't know if I love you

Don't know if my heart's crying

Don't know if it's time to die

Don't know if you're gonna come

Leave my heart to cry

Every time you walk my way

Every time you come to me

Every time you lift my heart

It's the start of dying

It's the start of my denying

It's the start of you and me

It's the start of a life that's free

It's the start of every thing

Kiss my heart and say goodbye

Don't care for the where or why

Don't care if I have to try

Every time you say goodbye

Now

Go away and go away

Go away and go away

Go away and go away

I can feel you

Go away

Go away and go away

Go away and go away

Every time you hold me close

It's goodbye and say goodbye

I won't try to say

Goodbye

Go away and go away

Go away and go away

So every time you hold me close

Go away and go away

So every time you hold me close

Every time you hold me close

I won't say goodbye

Every time you hold me close

I won't say goodbye

 

Do You Love Me Like I Love You

(Alternative version)

Simon Smith © 21 st December 2007

 

Six long years since I first saw you

It's been so long I don't know when

Started as lovers, slowly became friends,

Then slowly it came to an end.

 

But I always thought of you

I always felt so blue

I always thought that I'd get in touch

And you'd come back

And we'd be in love again

 

Well you went your way

Did you think if me every day?

Did you love me like I loved you?

Did you feel blue like I felt blue?

Did you feel the way that I do?

Do you need me like I need you?

 

Cos I feel like we're lost souls

And we shouldn't ever part

My life is like a black hole

As is the place where was my heart

 

Will you love me like I love you?

I'd share everything that I have

Just to feel our love is true

 

So do you love me like I love you?

Do you want to be with me?

I'd share everything that I am

I'll always set you free

 

So do you love me like I love you?

Is my heart of no concern

Is this place that I love you

A dream of your return

 

So do you love me like I love you?

Will we walk and talk together

If I knew that you'd be there

I would wait for you forever

 

So do you love me like I love you?

Do you want to be with me

I'd share everything that I am

Just to set you free

 

Whispers of Blue ( Was Idea 6 )

 

Simon Smith 11 th July 2007

 

I've walked the hangman's noose

In my blue suede shoes

I listened to the News

And saw it was no use

But I

Was climbing to the shore

To find you once more

I couldn't leave without telling you

How I needed you

How I bleed for you

I read the lines of your epitaph for me

For you

 

I walked the pebble shore to see the girl who lives no more

I walked to find you

On the pebble shore

Ohohoh

 

Barefoot I will walk to you

And through lost thoughts I will talk to you

And through the night I will cry

I will die

 

So take my heart and take my soul

Take everything that you used to want to control

And live without me babe and see how it feels

To watch the boat sail out

Through Autumn deals

 

Cos I will leave you

You know I'm gonna go

And someday will look back and know

That you were wrong

Your love was not strong

You were falling apart when I needed you

You were stalling your heart to turn me blue

And I will die without you

And you will cry without me

And the rivers will fall

From a hundred dead trees

 

Oh I will lie with you

Through my ghostly night

You will feel me hold you tight

And you will lose me as I have lost you

As I will lose you through this blue

And you will die knowing that I

Was the one who cried for you

Who cried blue

Who cried Blue

Who Cried for you

Whispers of blue

Whispers of Blue

Whispers of Blue

 

And you will fall

Like a soldier falls

When my heart calls

When my heart calls

 

I'm Looking For A New Love

 

 

I'm looking for a new love

Someone to share my life

Want to make a new love

Want myself a wife

This time I want to be

Feeling differently

I want somebody who will work and feel with me

I want to find someone who'll care for me

I want somebody who understands

What's deep inside of me

 

I'm looking for a woman who

I can fill with joy

Somebody who sees me as

A man and not a boy

Somebody who'll care for what

I hold dear

Somebody who understands

I'm strong and

Full of fear

 

I'm looking for somebody who

Has felt the fears I have

Who doesn't think that what I feel

Is good or bad

And when I feel I need them

They won't run away

They won't feel I'm gonna take their life away

 

I'm not asking what

She will give to me

I'm just asking if

She'll work with me

Feel the heartaches

That I've gotten through

To know what it is like

To feel the feelings I do

 

I'm not looking for Mrs Perfect

I'm not looking for someone

Who'll give me every thing

I'm not looking for love

That's come from above

I'm looking for someone who cares

Someone who can share

Someone who knows what it's like to feel

Someone who knows that they want the real deal

 

 

Forever Today ( was idea 29)

 

© Simon Smith 9th July 2007

 

When it's coming to an end

You wanna know if it was worth the starting

If it was worth the show

When it's coming to an end

Love pays the price

Don't care how much it burns if it feels like it was ice

 

It doesn't matter that you're leaving

Take that drive away

Comeback tomorrow

Or comeback today

 

It don't matter if you're driving away

Or you get the train

As long as I get to feel you

In my arms again

 

When you said you'd love me forever

I didn't think it meant today

Didn't think your love would ever go away

 

I didn't think you'd leave me

Crying and alone

I didn't think you'd leave me

But now you're gone

 

I don‘t care if you're going

As long as you stay

I don‘t care if you're going

As long as you comeback my way

 

I didn't think you'd ever be gone

I didn't think I'd ever sing this song

I didn't think you'd go away

But you're not here today

 

Don't care if you're going

Don't care if you stay

I don‘t care if you're going

As long as you come my way

 

I didn't think you'd leave me

Battered and alone

I didn't think you'd leave me

But now you're gone

 

I was yours and you were mine

Breathless nights in the summertime

I didn't know you were going then

Thought we'd always be friends

 

 

 

 

Don't care if you're going

Don't care if you stay

I don‘t care if you're going

As long as you come my way

 

On my own, On my own, On my own

 

Now you're gone a gone a gone gone

A gone gone gone a gone

On my own, On my own

 

Now you're gone a gone a gone gone

A gone gone gone a gone

On my own, On my own On my own

On my own, On my own , On my own

 

 

Don't Care If You Love Me

 

 

 

I'm taking control of my life

Don't want you here no more

I want you to pack your things

And I want you out my door

 

I don't know if noticed

But I'm happy without you

I don't care what you're telling me

Don't need you

Telling me what to do

 

Well I'm walking around the world

Meeting lots of girls

Having so much fun

I'm here for you no more

 

Come on baby

Go away

Time for you to watch me

Play away

 

I don't need your love no more

I don't need you tears

Don't want to hear about

Your doubts and your fears

Don't care if you love me

Don't care if you've gone dark

Take a walk baby

Take a walk in the park

 

I'm having so much fun

Living it up

Don't care what you're doing

Don't care if you're up

Don't care if you want me

Don't care at all!

Don't care if your love is

Tall or small

Just go away girl

Leave me alone

Just go away girl

Get out of my home

Get off of my phone

Get out of my zone

 

There Has To Be A Time

 

 

There has to be a time

That I have to move on

There has to be a time

When I start to feel the sun

 

There has to be a time when I

Let go of my dreams

There has to be a time

When I receive things that I need

 

There has to be a day

When I say goodbye to things

There has to be a day

That I say goodbye to you

 

The things we had are gone

But they'll live on

The things I had have gone

But they're going to live on

In my mind

 

Never left behind

 

I got this pain inside that I've got to let go of

I want to feel happy again

I want to do what I know of

I want to say goodbye to pain

I want to feel joy again

I want to let go of pain

And I've got to say goodbye

I've got let myself cry

Got to let the pain die

 

The clouds will go

And the sun will come

Got to have fun

Got to say goodbye to pain

Got to feel joy again

Got to say goodbye to pain

Got to feel joy again

Got to say goodbye to pain

Got to feel joy again

Got to feel joy again

Got to feel joy again

Got to feel joy again

 

 

Can't See Your Heart

 

 

A figure of eight is going in my mind

Don't matter how much you see

When you've been blind

Can't take my love from you

Can't take my heart don't care

Can't take the songs I sang

And put them anywhere

Can't see your heart breaking

Can't feel our love taking control now

Can't see my heart

Get in to your life

Can't see you as my wife

Can't see you no more

Can't see you no more

So I'm gonna take

Our love and leave it

Somewhere cold

Gonna watch the wind blow

Blow out its soul

Gonna take the life we had and

Just blow it away

Gonna take my heart

And put it where it'll see

No light of day

Gonna take your love

Gonna take your life

Gonna never be together

Gonna never be together

Gonna leave you

Gonna leave you to the night

Nothing's alright girl

Nothing is right girl

I'm gonna leave you girl

To the end of time

I ain't ever gonna be yours

And you'll never be mine

Check out my life girl

Watch me grow

Check out my life girl

Cos you'll never know

What's inside me

You'll never know

What made me

You're never gonna see

You're never gonna be

You're never ever

Gonna be loved by me

Loved by me

Loved by me

Loved by me

 

 

Can't Tell

 

I can't get you out of my mind

Tried leaving you behind girl

But everywhere I look now

There's an echo of your smile girl

And I want to go away

Want to say goodbye

It don't matter how much you try

You just pass me by

You leaving and going

You're saying goodbye

 

I don't want to see you go away

Don't want your yesterday

Don't want to hear what you're saying

Don't want to hear what you're praying

Don't like the way you move me

Don't like the way you move

Don't like the way your heart sings to me

In the night

 

So go away my girl

Can't keep you here

Time is ticking away

The lines are never clear

 

Don't you leave me I need you here

Don't go away my girl don't disappear

 

You said to go away and that's what I did

Now you're saying “stay away” and “Come right here”

 

What do you want now?

You want me to go or stay

Can not hear what you're saying

Don't like the games you play

 

You say you love me

And I did just that

Want me to go away

And you want me back

 

Can't say the words

I want to say

Can't tell what's a lie

Can't tell what is true

Can't say goodbye

I See You

 

I see your sad smile on a girl in a film

The sky's as red as love

Your script was unfair

I'm crying coz I care

You're falling

For the stars

And your calling

From the stairs

To be let in

To be saved

And I'm dying

Coz I care

But

The dark clouds

Swirl above

And I whisper

Words of love

And I carry

Your aching body

And I'm trying to heal us

If I could make you happy

I'd feel pain for you gladly

If I could set you free

But I'm not sure

If I can touch you

Sadly

 

I can see you need to heal

I can see you find it hard to heal

I can see you're not sure if we should be

Together

But I'd wait a lifetime

Wait forever

I'd carry you to safety

I'd love you just as you need

And I'd know we'd walk and talk forever

I know I'd wait for you forever

Forever

 

 

Idea 6 Here Today

Version 2

© Simon Smith July 2007

 

Long time you come to me

Don't know where you will be

My heart is leaving town tomorrow

 

But in tonight I'll come to see you

Come to hold you

Every night til then

I'll be your friend

 

In tonight and out tomorrow

That's the way it's gonna be

Everybody dances slowly

Round the willow tree

 

Georgia May has said she'll come

Down to the stream in the autumn night

Every time she looks at me

I go weak as weak as can be

 

Oh well now's the time to leave me

Now's the time to go

Don't you ever grieve for me

Cos darlin' I won't go

I won't go

 

In the night I'm calling you

From a train that's going by

Don't you look out your window baby

Or you'll see me cry for you

Or you'll see me die for you

 

Long time out to sea I saw you

Waving me goodbye

I didn't want to wave to you

I just wanted to see you cry for me

I just want to see you dyin' for me

 

I just want to lie down

I just wanna see ya lyin for me

I just wanna see the way you'd be

 

Without me

Without me

Without me

Without me

 

 

 

I Don't Want A Woman Who

 

 

I don't want a woman who makes me blue

I don't want a girl who won't see it through

I need a love that shines all the time

I need a love for all time

 

I don't want a woman who I can't trust

I don't want a woman who says I must

I don't want a love that doesn't trust

I don't want a darkness I can't see

I don't want a woman who doesn't want me

 

I want my love to love me as I love her

I want to feel her in the night up tight to me

I want to wake and look in to eyes that see me

I want a love to be as real as can be, as real as can be

 

Don't want a love to come from stories of old

Don't want a love that lies dead and cold

I want to feel your passion through the night

I want her too to feel that I'm just right

 

Is that you girl

Is that you

Do you feel the love I feel for you too

Do you want me to go

Don't care if you don't know me

I don't care if our love doesn't show

Do you care if I go?

 

 

I Made An Oath

 

 

I made an oath to God not to call you

But I lay in bed all day

Was sick from not having you in my life

I was scared that you were no longer my wife

 

Tried talking to you using telepathy

I wanted to hear your voice talking to me

I wanted to see you looking in my eyes

I couldn't stand the thought of goodbye

 

I made an oath to God not to call you

But I lay in bed all day

Was sick from not having you in my life

I was scared that you were no longer my wife

 

But those times that whisper in my mind

I wish I could be guided by love

But I tried to talk to you using telepathy

Wanted to hear your voice talking to me

I wanted to see you looking in my eyes

I couldn't stand the thought of goodbye

 

Love it comes and goes

Where it comes from

Nobody knows

 

And so it's time I say goodbye

Look at me I don't want to hear your crying

My love is here

And so is my fear

I don't want to feel you go

Don't want to feel the blow on me

I don't want you to free me

Don't want to feel you go

Don't want to feel the pain

Don't want the low

Don't want to cry

Don't want to sigh for you

But I know that this time is coming now

And I know

I've just got to feel it

I just got to feel it

I just got to feel it

I just got to feel it

 

 

Blue Skies

 

The thoughts in my mind sing to you

I keep my heart tied to you

 

Countless times I've followed you through storms and rain

I ain't going that way baby, can't do it again

Did you see me fight

Did you see the blood on my chair

Did you see me coming out better than the rest

 

I couldn't do enough for you

 

Come walk quietly upon the beach

I put my arm out but you're out of reach

 

Don't know if you're going my way

Don't know if you'll ever come my way

 

I've been with you

Through the blue skies

Are in your eyes

And I don't know if in time

We'll realise

At the end of the day

We're going away

In your eyes

I see the blue skies of your dreams

And the places that we've been

But I ain't going there no more

 

 

Come Swim With Me

 

 

These cold days are a far cry

From the night lights and the blue skies

And I hadn't planned to fall in love with you

I was happy as I was

I wasn't looking

And you found me

So I set you free

Come swim with me

These grey clouds

That follow me

From the night lights

To the pier and sea

 

But I've never known a love that grows

I never seen what my heart could show

So I set you free

Come swim with me

Come swim with me

 

The sad dreams that haunt me

From the tears I cry to reality

But I never cared for any one as much as you

I've never shared but I'd share all I've got with you

I waited all my life for you

Just to set you free

So come swim with me

Come swim with me

 

The fears I have that worry me

From the pain you feel to the heart of me

But I'd always care for you

And I'd always be true to you

And I'd always

Take away the pain

Just to set you free

So come swim with me

Come swim with me

 

I set you free

I set you free

I set you free

Come swim with me

Come and be happy

 

 

 

Mermaid Rolls ( Was Idea 7 )

 

Simon smith august 11 2007

 

Kisses on the beach are no good honey

If you don't need me

I woke this morning and found you lying

In the deep blue sea

 

Well mermaid rolls are rolling to me

Bringing you to me

I don't care if they're feeling lonely

Cos that's the way they're supposed to be

 

Well kiss me gently with the kiss of life

I don't want you to go

So if you need me if you leave me

Don't say don't, don't say go oh no more

 

Well the stars were pouring from the skies

I didn't care to look

I sat down

And read the story from

Your picture book

 

Well your legs they wrapped around me darling

I felt you pulling me down

But you were trying to tell me

Not to drown

 

Well Love comes quickly

Then it slides

All over my face

I don't if it's here

That you want to take my place

But I'm gonna go

 

Oh well Love

I need you here now

Don't walk away

Don't leave me here now

Don't leave me here

Don't leave me here

Don't leave me here now

 

I need you here now

Don't walk away

Don't leave me here now

Don't leave me here

Don't leave me here

Don't leave me here now

I need you a here girl

Take me

Take me around

And lead me away girl

Take you

Take you

Take ya, Take ya along time

Long time

Long time leave me here girl

Oh everybody's running around

Don't keep me, keep me

A keep me, keep me

Keep me girl

In your heart

In your heart

That's where it starts girl

That's where it starts girl

 

Don't you Know? ( Was Idea 8 )

 

Simon Smith July 11th 2007

 

Kiss me and touch my heart

It's been a long time

Long time

Well don't you know

The sun it shine

In to your window time

Upon this heart of mine

 

Don't you know that

When you talk you talk

Directly to my heart

Feeling part

 

Don't you know

When you go

Feel my heart

Tear apart

 

Well kisses in the morning

They greet me with your smile

I don't know if you're going away

It ain't your style

 

Well my love comes to you

Kiss you deep and true

And everybody turns and waves

And says that they love you

 

Will you cry away

Will you walk to me

Will you hold me in the night

And soothe away

The fears in me.

 

 

And So It's True

 

The wind is blowing your hair gently

Lying on the calm grey sea

You're singing love songs to me

Reconnect eternally

 

The moon and sun both in the sky

I feel the waves of you and I

And we never have to try

Our love will never say goodbye

 

And so it's true love can be found

And so it's true that I care for you

And so it's true that our hearts are wound

Around a love that never ends

Continual lovers and friends

And so it's true

 

I searched the world for the girl

But in the end you made your way to me

And met me where the land touches the sea

That's where you came to me

 

The wind is blowing your hair gently

 

Sea Horses

 

 

The rain comes down and it brings this town down

“Long time no see”

Everybody's going home

And you ask why I ask about the weather

And I ask you whether we should be together

 

See the sun it shines and people walk around

Don't know what's going on in this sunny town

 

Well the sea horses lay upon the beach

I look at them but they seem so out of reach

And the moon it shines shadows upon my mind

My dreams I wish I'd leave them all behind

 

Wish I'd flow

Wish I'd let my life go

Wish I'd let the love

Come and go

But I don't know

How to let go

 

Well the people walking past my window every night

Some are laughing

Some love to fight

 

Didn't you know that the phone it always rings

Just when you're going to get the meaning of everything

And I don't know if you're coming or going to go

 

And I can feel your love coming out at me

Like horses running out of the sea

I can feel your dreams shining down on me

Like a moonbeam in the day

Like thoughts that won't go away

 

And you're asking me

If I'm gonna stay

And you're asking me

If the moon comes out today

 

So you're sitting in the car and you're driving me away

You look at me in the window

You're wanting me to pay

You want me to pay

You want me to stay

 

Run Run Run-Away

 

You feel your love going away

And I'll not go

My heart is praying

For the time

 

And you don't know if I'm reading your mind

And you don't know if I'm leaving you behind

And you don't know if our time

Will be kind of me

 

Well you chug along

And you sing my songs

And you run along

And you keep me free me

Baby I

Don't know why

Gonna free

Free with me

Gonna run a run a run away with

Gonna run a run a run away with

Will I ever find you

Will you ever be true

True to me

True to me

True to me

True to me

 

Set you free

 

I've Been With You A While

 

I've been with you a while,

When you see me your eyes smile

But in my heart I know

That I have to go

 

I could go on with you

Could have fun with you

But I can't say to you

“I'll love you forever more”

 

Should I go away

Are these words to say

Am I being true to you

Are having you these thoughts too

 

Are you singing these thoughts away

Do you want me to go too?

Or do you want me to stay?

 

But my love it ain't coming

Is it strong enough for me to stay

But my love likes to play

Likes to stay

 

My eyes are wandering

My dreams won't stay with you

My mind is wondering about me and you

 

How many lives go past

Not living the dream

How many people say they love you

But it ain't what they mean

 

So I'm cutting loose

I'm saying goodbye

I know it's going to hurt

But I don't want to try

 

I know you'll cry girl

I know you'll feel

Like you want to die

I know that time

Will come to save you

But it ain't there

For you and I

 

One day you'll think of me and say “goodbye”

 

Never Ends

 

You're sat in a boat

And we've agreed

That it's best to

Push you out to sea

The waves are tall and grey

And the sky is black

I want to cry

I want you back

And is float and row away

I feel a pain

That pulls you my way

I see you cry in agony

 

I feel the pain

Deep inside of me

You swim back

And we meet

Halfway in the sea

 

Some loves are born to die

Some leave lovers as friends

But the love between you and I

Will never end

 

Where Have All The Women Gone

 

 

Where have all the women gone?

Used to come to hear my songs

Where have all my dreams gone?

Flown in the night

I woke to find things weren't right

 

The day I woke you'd gone

Made me sing so any songs

But rather be silently

Lying with you

I'd rather be silent

Than feel my love isn't true

But those dreams are gone

I woke to find

I'm glad our love

Wasn't a trick of the mind

 

Well I ain't bothered

About money or fame

I ain't bothered if

I win or lose the game

 

The most important things for me

Is my lover, friends and family

It ain't so good

When you feel alone

It's so hard

When you sit at your phone

It ain't so nice

When

Your heart's like ice

It ain't so good when

Your lovers gone

When your dreams are wrong

When the game is long

 

Time Will Tell

 

 

You are soft

You're in my mind

Don't want to leave you behind

You are soft

I am blind

You are always in my mind

Time will tell

If this is our destiny

If you'll be mine

If you'll be with me

You are soft

You're in my mind

And time will tell

If you'll be in my life

 

Come the morning time

You'll lay down by my side

You'll hold me in your arms

And you'll feel time slide

 

You are soft

You're in my mind

I don't care if I can't see

Don't care if love is blind

 

They say that time will tell

The story will fall

I don't know if it's right

But I need you to call

I need you beside me

Time will tell

Time will tell

 

Bottles In The Sea

 

I dreamt of you

And I let you go

I saw you fall

Did you wake to find

That I'd gone

Did you wake to find

That you were wrong

Did you wake to see

That love had gone

And the times that you'd cry for me

And the lines that you'd lie for me

And the finds that you'd give to me

They've all gone

 

Well the love songs that you sang to me

Well I saw them in bottles on the sea

Well I saw you crying for me

Will you take me,

Wake me,

Forsake me

Take me,

Break me upon the sea,

But love

Will you cry now

Say goodbye now

Whisper goodbye

Don't cry girl coz the time is going

Time is running out I know it

Every time you call me

I can't cry or say goodbye

say goodbye

say goodbye now

Leave me

Don't you receive me

Don't you run away

For today

I will sleep without you

I'll sleep below you

I'll sleep inside your dreams

Inside your “has-beens”

Inside you waking moments

For your tears

They will well

They will sail in bottles on the sea

Did I kiss you

Did I call you

Did I fall for you

Did I hold you

Did I scream to you

Did I scold you

Did I wake from dreams where you had gone

Did I write to you from letters inside this song

Did I cry now

Did I say goodbye

Did you watch me cry

Did you go

In snow in fields of yesterday

Did you pray now

Say goodbye now

Did you pray now

Did you say now

Go away


Every time

 

© Simon Smith 2007

 

 

Every time you come my way

Time is standing still

Every time you kiss me

I feel fulfilled

Every time you go away sadness comes my way

Every time you leave me my heart just prays

So come with me baby

Don't go away

I need you with me

Every night and day

Don't go away

Can't stand this feeling

I need you near me

 

Through the night time

I wait for you

Through the night time

I'm looking out for you

 

So please come baby

Hold me tight

Don't go away

Please come baby

I need you night and day

Every time you leave me

All I do is pray

For you to come

Come

Come

Come my way

Come my way

Oh come my way

 

Every time you walk away

Think this of me

I'll be laying in the gutter

And looking out to see

To see if you're coming

Coming back to me

 

 

Idea 76

 

Well the night's are drawing in

And I start remembering

Your face looking at me

Through the window smiling

 

And my heart it aches

Fill what time it takes

 

But I'm moving on

I need to find someone

Who won't play games

Who'll understand

What it really takes

 

I'm looking for love

Where we both

Can see the truth

Where we can both see the value

Of “me and you”

 

I'm looking for a way

To move on from yesterday

I'm looking for a time

When I'm me and I'm yours and you're mine

 

I'm looking for somebody who won't just leave me

Who won't just go away

When a bit of pain comes there way

I'm looking for the truth

I'm looking for love

I'm looking for love that's true

Ao tell me ma I dreaming for a person who's not thee

Because I can feel that I've got

A feeling that could care

For somebody

Are you out there for me

Do you feel the same way too

Are you there to be relied on

Can I really trust in you

Because I need a love that holds on

I need a love that isn't wrong

I need you to find me

To let me know

To understand that sometimes it's hard to let go

Sometimes it's hard to know

Is someone out there

I've got to tell you I care

I've got to tell you I care

 

The Truth Is A Dark Dream

 

 

The truth is a dark dream and I found you there

Do you feel the love that I had?

Do you feel this sad despair?

We're drawn by a tele-connection that spans the Seven Seas

And somewhere in this darkness you touched the love in me

And I'll marry you in heaven

If it doesn't happen here

The ending of a tale of love

Is rarely ever clear

 

Life without you

Is no life for me at all

And I don't care for the dark clouds

Or the writing on the wall

If you can't feel this passion

That yearns in us so strong

I'll wait for you to heal

From those who did you wrong

 

Cos to live without each other

Would be to live a lie to all

For our tale is written in our eyes

And from the sea it calls

 

When you see the sea you'll see me

Calling out to you

So don't tell me that you don't love me

And don't tell me I'm wrong

Cos I can hear the mermaids singing our songs

Don't tell me that I should be gone

Don't tell me our love is wrong

 

 

I Sit In My Chair

 

 

I sit in our chair

Imagine you're there

My face it strokes across

Your soft long hair

The waves of loss

That crash upon my door

I'm not sure if I'll see you anymore

Upon the phone I ask you

To make this our home

I hate sitting here alone

And the words of doubt that cry to me

I see you swimming in the cold dark sea

In night time I sleep

I hope our love you'll keep

My love and my home

Is so incomplete

Without you here

Life's empty for me

Without you here

I feel incomplete

I feel incomplete

 

At night it's your hand

That strokes my face

I don't know if you feel

The love in this place

Was waiting for you

For you to shine

Don't know how long

For the time

Comes or goes and I don't know

Comes or goes the way it blows

The waves upon my door

I don't know if you love me anymore

Without you here

Life's incomplete

Without you here

Life's empty for me

For me

 

I look out to sea

Are you looking for me?

I look out to sea

Are you looking for me?

 

Pay To Play

 

 

You walk away when the water flows

You don't want to know, what's wrong with us.

Don't want to pay to pray

Been running all your life

Don't want to know if you can

Don't want to feel you play

Don't want to know if you can love me

Don't want to feel you pray

Don't want to feel you play

Don't want to feel you go

Don't want to breath the air

Don't want to pay to give me

Don't want to feel you go

Don't want to feel you go

Don't want to know if you'll be there

Cos I know you don't care

Don't want to feel you go

Don't want to feel you go

Watch you walk away

Don't want to feel you go

You run when I choose to stay

Don't care about your prayers

Don't care if it's unfair

Don't care about the way you don't love me

Cos the time's been wondering on

Been watching you

Don't know what's right or wrong

Don't care if you could walk away

Don't want to pay to pray

Don't want to pray to play

Don't care if you pay

Got to pay to pray

Don't want to pay to pray

Don't want to hear you say

The meaning of the writing

You wrote on my door

Don't want to feel you go

Don't care

If you pray to play

If you pay to play

Don't want to go that way.

 

Fire On Water

 

 

It's been a long time since you said goodbye

Since my tears fell

But I still feel your presence

Still smell your smell

Didn't want to say goodbye

Didn't want to see you go

Didn't want to watch you fall

And I know you know

 

Didn't want to feel you go cold

Around my body tonight

I didn't want to feel our love grow old

Overnight

 

And time, my time, is gonna run away

I see you fall

I see you call

I see you run

Unto me in your dreams

I see you run

Away but to my arms

 

Gonna take my love and watch it sail away to the moon

Where our love dies

 

You're gonna take me and love me

I know it's the way to be

You're gonna take me and love me

And that's the way to be

 

Well sometimes that's the fire in your eyes

That's the fire on water baby

That's the fire on water baby

That's the way your love comes down

 

 

Idea 72 - I Got This Pain

 

 

Well I've got this pain

And it's moving through me

It comes when I remember how it used to be

And I think that you're the one

That I should hang my dreams upon

 

I've got this pain

And I try to let it fade

Cos my drams told me

That I had it made

But reality well it turned to me

Well it said to me

That it's time to set myself free

 

When I think of you I feel pain inside

When I think of you I feel like you died

I feel like you didn't try

I feel like I've got this pain

Flowing like the tide

 

I know that I won't die from this

I know one day I'll feel another's kiss

And I know that I'll go on

I know that I should let go of this pain

I know I'll feel joy again

But I just got to let go

Got to let go

 

 

 

Without Words

 

Well I've said this all before

I know the story well

The end is the beginning

Of another tale

 

Well it's easy come but hard to go

Gone without a word

It's the story that I know

 

You've gone away

Not a word I heard you say

But your smile echoes upon my wall

The jokes we laughed at

Knock on my door

 

Without a word there's been a breakdown

In the communications that we used to love

Without a word you're gone away forever

I know that our love is gone

 

Well I've said this all before

I know the story well

The end is the beginning

Of another tale

 

Has it been a mistake

Have you been taken away

Have you gone without a word to say

 

Well it's easy come but hard to go

I keep imagining you at my door

I'm looking out my window

Straight in to your eyes

Without a word you tell me

Your love has died

Without a word

Your love has died

Without a word

Close the door

And left me outside

Without a word

Without a word

Without a word

My heart has broken in two

Without a word

Through the airwaves

I won't sing to you

My love was easy come

But ain't so easy to go

Without a word

You'll never let me know

Without a word

My heart will disappear

Without a word

I'll never find you here

Without a word

Goodbye I'll never hear

Goodbye said

Without a word

Without a word

 

Stars That Don't Fall

 

Angie she lays on her bed

Looks in to the night

She's lying alone tonight

At the table ian he cries

He knows their love has died

Into the night his tears fall

Upon stars that'll never call

He looks in to the glass where once flowers grew

He knows true love ain't always true

He knows their love's turned blue

 

Angie she turns her head and looks the other way

Wishes love weren't dead

Wishes their love would stay

But it's gone wrong

It's gone a long, long time ago

There's no happy returns today

No happy return today

 

Oh Angie she falls asleep in the night

While Ian wants to fight

Oh he goes from dark

To night

The rooms echo shadows

Of stars that will not fall

 

 

 

Spanish Love Affair

 

Time travels gone away

I don't know if you'll come

Come dance over here

Take my hand don't disappear

Come spin around

In this old Spanish town

 

Don't want to go to the show

Come wave to me

Gonna lie

In this warm sea

Come dance

When you're here girl

In this warm

Spanish sea

 

Come lay on this land

In to the night

Come lay on the sand

Come take my hand

In this old Spanish land

 

Come lie through the night

Look at the beautiful sky

Come breath with me

In to the rhythm of the Spanish sea

 

Tears goodbye

Said you'd never cry

Come put your lips to mine

Taste this warm red wine

 

Tell me you'll always be mine

And we'll always find us

Come with me

When you find me

 

So come dance with me

Come wade through the sea

Come lie on the sand

Come hold my hand

 

Don't disappear girl

I need you here girl

Don't disappear girl

I need you here girl

Don't disappear girl

I need you here girl

 

Where Will You Be

 

*

I know you want to go

I want you near

But my heart

Is moving through

A time

Is not so clear

Where will you be

Will you still

Want me

Will you be there

When I start to clear

Will you be there

 

I sleep in the sea

Mermaids they call to me

But my heart is empty

And my soul is dry

 

Where will you be

When I need you

Where will you be

When I learn to care

Where will your heart be

Will it remember a love that used to be

Will it care for what used to be

 

My heart is lonely

But it doesn't want love

It wants to find a way

It wants to find its way

To the beginning of its love

 

It wants to find a way

Into its own love

 

Shooting stars criss-cross the sky

If it wasn't for you I may lay down and die

If it wasn't for the love I had before

If it wasn't for the way you cried

Darkness would come to me

Like an old friend

Who I would beckon in

And take me away

 

My time isn't here yet!

I do not forget

That you don't want to leave you so alone

Want to feel you close

Want to feel you go through life

Want you to know

That I love you

Want you to know

That I've seen you grow

Want to see you grow

I won't go

 

 

 

 

 


Come come come along

Come and sing my song

It doesn't matter if you are right

Cos I'm probably gonna be wrong

 

Sing it loud and sing it clear

Sing it anyway that you wanna hear it

 

Come come along

 

Come Lean In My Car

Well kiss me baby

Hold me tight tonight

Don't care what they say

I know my love is going to be wrong

Come lean in my car

Look in to my eyes

Take me by the hand

Don't care what they say

Don't care what they do

Just want to be with you

Don't care what they say

Don't care what they do

Don't care what they say

Don't care what they tell

Don't care what they do

It's been a long time

Since we last talked

The night was through

You know what I want to tell you

And you know what we're gonna do

We gonna do what's wrong

Won't do what's right

Gonna hold me

Gonna hold me tonight

The way you look in to my eyes

I know it ain't right

Put down my top and say that it's alright

Come closer come kiss me

Know it ain't no good

Know what's right

Know what you're doing

Know what you should

But ain't gonna do it

Ain't gonna be right tonight

Gonna hold you to the darkest part of night

I love tonight

Oooh Oooh

 

 

 

Don't Run Away

 

 

Run, go ahead,

Don't run away from me

Come

Take away the night

You're running

Away from me

You don't know what you see

Come away from me

Run to me

I'll stop your tears from falling

Around my feet

 

Come away from me

Will you

Set me free

 

 

He Sits In His Car

 

Les sits in his car

Looks back on how

He could have been a star

 

Listening to songs on the radio

Sits in the rain while dreams lay low

 

Wishes away a life of living

To a dream where life is given

 

Looks in then mirror

And cocks one eye

Says “Goodbye girl I have to die”

 

Walks in his house

Sits in his chair

Thinks it must be time

For him to cross the line

 

Don't you cry alone

Don't wait by the telephone

Don't swap your life

For a dream

Things aren't ever what they seem

 

 

Idea 31

 

 

 

Well you may love me forever

But I ain't playing with you

You may love me 'til the end of time

But I ain't coming with you

It don't matter if you hold me tight

Don't matter if you kiss me all night

Don't matter if you think I'm right

I ain't coming with you

 

 

Idea 48

 

 

You're gonna come

But you're taking my life away

Cos you didn't know the way

My heart sang

But you will come to me

When the darkness has been

Then everybody will know

The Lie

Of this land

 

But well you will love me

When you don't me so well

And you will love me

And my heart will make it hell

 

Well you've known me too long now

And it's time you had a change

I can feel it in your heart

I can see it's all the same

 

Did you want me

To run away with you

Or did you want me

To leave you

 

I don't know if it's time

To take a walk

Or it's time for us to talk

About whatever there is to say

 

Well you used to come with me

And you used to fight with me

But now you leave me well alone

 

Well you used to talk to me

But now we leave it be

Cos now I'm a long way from home

 

Well do you want to know what I had to say to them

Do you want to know my friend

Cos the night is when I do my dirty work

But my friend can you feel the weight of my mind

 

Idea 50

 

Well the night is young

And we're ready to go

And the time is moving, moving, moving

Closer to go

And you will

 

Well the time is gone

And I wait for you babe

I didn't want to see you going

Out in the snow

Didn't want to feel you break

Time stays

Now love falls

And the time say

That it's time for you to call me

 

Don't like your dreams

I want reality

I don't like your ideas

About the future and how it'll be

I don't know if the time

Will fall

But my baby

It's time for a new chord

 

Well I listened to your dreams upon the TV

I heard them on the radio too

But they weren't my dreams

Well now it seems

Every time you tell them to me

They ain't what I want to be

So go away

Come back another day

Take the dreams we had

Take the moulds

Go back

Every time you need me

I will see me

In your dreams

Not the way it seems

 

Well the next chord is coming

Thank goodness

Cos I haven't finished the song

Doesn't matter what you think

To end it there

Would have been wrong

So let's keep on dancing

Let's go around

Let me feel you

Let me see you

Moving to the sound

And you fall this way

Or call this way

You can write me

Or wrong me

Every day

Cos you know how much I love

To feel you close to me

 

When you gonna

Move me round and round

Cos the lights are coming on

All around

 

And we're gonna go again I hope

 

Cos you're gonna keep me

Gonna leave me

Moving all around

Spinning around

Spinning around, around and round

Cos that's the way you're gonna take me

Through your dreams

Spinning around and around

And we're gonna have to end it there

 

Just like that

 

Steve: Weird one… let's do it anyway “Mamma Mia Figaro” I've got an idea

“Isch Villa… no will you let him go… no I will not let him go, let him go” “LET HIM GO” great that crap isn't it? See what I mean?

 

Simon: I don't think it happened like that

 

Steve: It didn't happen, that's not how it happened, I know what happened. He wrote everything down. He wrote everything down perfectly. Freddie Mercury, but I'm just saying that you never know do you?

 

Simon: Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me.

 

 

 

Idea 9c

 

I didn't mean this to happen

That's what I'll say

But if you don't catch me baby

I'll continue to play

And I'll go away

 

 

It's Been A Long Time Since You Fell Idea Fire On Water 45

 

 

 

It's been along time since you said goodbye

Since my tears they fell

But I still feel you coming

I still smell your smell

Didn't want to say goodbye

Didn't want to see you go

Didn't want to watch you fall away

And you know

 

I didn't want to feel you go cold

Around my body tonight

I diodn't want to feel opur love grow old

In the night time

And time, my time, I love you

Will go on and run away

I see you fall

I see you call

I see you run

Unto me

In your dreams

I see you run

Everywhere but to my arms

Through that calm girl

Can't you see

That our love is going away tonight

But I lay in your arms and I feel you calling in the night time

I feel you call me

 

But you're going away

You're going to sing

To someone else tonight

You're going away

You'll feed somebody you love

Gonna take my love and watch it sail away

To the moon and back

That's where our love dies

To the tie I'm gonna

Keep my heart from going

I'm gonna run to you in the night

You're gonna take me love me

I know it's the way it'll be

You're gonna take me love me

And that's the way it's meant to be

Oh I'm gonna run to you

I'm gonna have my fun with you

But sometimes

You'll be crying alone

You'll be crying and dying alone

Gonna feel it, feel me alive

Cos sometimes that's what I like

Well sometimes that's the fire in your eyes

That's the fire on water baby

That's the way your love comes down to me

 

Keep Your Ideas

 

Well keep your thoughts to yourself

I do not need to know your ways

One day someone will come

And tell you what you've done

 

Until that time keep away

 

Keep your thoughts to yourself

I do not need to know you're right

I do not need to know

The way I should go

The things I should do with my time

 

Keep your ideas to yourself

I don't care what you think's good for my health

Don't care what you think's good for me

Don't care what you see

Keep your ideas to your self

 

I wish you could see e as I see me

I do not want tell you too

But if I see me like I see me

Then I'll be you

I won't be true

That's because you're a cunt

 

Oh baby it's time for you to leave

Your ideas are not for me to conceive

Conserve your energy

Don't waste it on me

There's plenty of fishes for you

Plenty of things to do

Plenty of lights to blow

Plenty of places to go

I just don't need to know

 

 

Morning Time Idea 67

 

Morning times are always the time

That sadness wells up in me

Morning time is when I need you

Morning time's a place where I can't find me

 

Night will be a cool stream that flows upon our feet

Morning time's the time I dream but night time's a place for me

 

If I could I'd sleep through the Morning time

If I could I'd be blind

If I could I'd float away

 

Every time you come to me I feel you

Walking in and out of mind

It don't matter if the love we had is gone

Cos I feel it in the day tie

 

Morning time is a time when i want to sleep

Night time is a time when I see you close to me

Cool stream that flows upon our feet

Every time I feel you close to me

Then I know it's time for us to be close

Please let it be forever

 

Pretty Little Georgia idea 28

Pretty little Georgia likes to sing

She knows how to shine her thing

But it's been a long, long time

Since that girl was mine

 

Well Georgia likes to fling that thing around

Likes to make it known

But our love was gone

A long time our love was blown

 

Take it away now

Gonna say goodbye

Don't care, I don't cry for Georgia

Georgia says “It's goodbye!”

“Goodbye now”

 

 

 

The Lust In Your Mind idea 35

 

I heard you talking about your man

About how he made you understand

The lust in your mind

How he turned blind

And how love, it never dies

 

I heard about the way you talked to your friends

And I heard you talk about the 20 year gap in your love

The lovers that came and went, the lust that came was spent,

And how your life turned upon a love that calls you

 

Whispers down the hall and they're coming my way

Can't sing tonight, can't fight, can't take it, right

Gonna live the life I had

If it's bad who cares

Gonna, gonna live that way

Don't care about what you all say

Don't care if you're loving what I'm doing

Don't care if you think it's bad

It's time for the love I never had

 

Oh you're dancing around my life

Don't care if you're coming or going tonight

The flames fly in to your eyes

Don't care if you're whispering lies

The flames lick upon our love

Don't care if they're falling from above

Time will come and time will go

When everyone will stop still

Everyone will dance in circles

Around the time we used to fill

And time will fall

Around your waste the time will call

The time it takes upon our lives

And the fire it calls in your eyes

In your eyes

In your eyes

 

 

Idea 4 some distant song / You Were Falling

Simon Smith july 11 2007

 

You were falling

I felt go away

I reached to hold you

But you had to let me go

 

And you didn't know that I loved you

And you didn't know that I cared

And all our life was shared with others

And you could not despair or care for me

How could it be?

 

Well you were there and you were holding on

To some distant song that you'd heard

On the news one day

You'd thought you'd play along

You didn't know that

You were wrong to find me

To find me

In the ocean seas

What could you take from me

What could you take then leave

What could you take apart from me

Oh it's time to leave me.

 

 

When Should I Call

I only just met you girl

But you're in my mind

I don't know if I should call

Don't know if you'd mind

 

But would you be pleased to hear me

To talk down the phone

Would you be pleased to come

Or no

 

I only just met you girl

And so they say

Don't ever call a girl

On the very next day

Wait a time

Be strategic and all

Don't rush to text

Don't rush to call

 

I lay down

I close my eyes

And there you are

Looking at me

I only just met you girl

But you're in my mind

How long should I wait

What is the right time

If you care then

Maybe it's no time at all

Maybe I'm just playing the fool

Maybe I'm just playing to fall

Maybe I'm just playing

And you're going to watch me fall

 

 

2005

 

 

 

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

Dance This Way

(Jam with Simon, Jackie and
Greg playing with “Dance That Way”)

EarlyVersion

 


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

 

Going With Time

 

I lay there through the night

Your hand in mine

Holding me so tight

I didn't need to know

If you'd come or go

I didn't need you to

Show me anything

But the time's changed

Sleeping time arranged

Living with you was putting me

Out of my mind

Out of my mind

 

You wanted me to run to you

You wanted me to say we were through

But the time's are gonna go

Just the way they know

But the time's are gonna go

Just the way they know

Will you fill me with

The destiny I need

Will you fill me with

A mind I can conceive

 

And every time you go away I know

That my life is emptier

For the time that you're away

Every time I see you

I know

That it might be the last time

That I ever show you

Our love in my eyes

In my eyes

Come and go

But darling

You know it's just a matter of time

Till my eyes go dim

And our love becomes blind

 

Will you guide me through the night time

Will you walk away and not know I have gone

Will you listen to the words

That I sing to you

In the kisses of this song

 

Oh well the sun shines

Upon your face

Fills me with the feelings

Of desire

Like your skins on fire

I will you cool your burning feelings

I will cool you through the night

When your hand is holding me so tight

So tight

So tight

So tight

So tight

So tight

 

Little Stars

 

Used to be the way we were

Happy go lucky little stars

Every time we'd turn our way

Every time was another day

 

Now you want to

Take me to your heart

Now you want to

Never leave me alone

 

We used to be happy go lucky

Used to be little stars

Used to be everybody

New every part

Café society

Would never let us be

 

Come one summer

People were dancing in the square

I looked on

You were unaware

 

A million people sit together

Waiting for the sun to shine

Listening for their last words

To echo for all time

 

 

 

 

Big Fast Car

 

It doesn't matter than you're not here now

You don't call to tell me where you are

You're in my mind as I drive my car

A speeding in my car

 

I will call you

When you're happy dreaming

You lay awake

My head to rest

Our heads together

You're not dreaming

I reach out

But you're not there

 

You're sleeping 6000 miles away

Can you feel me

Oh my head to pray

 

It doesn't matter than you're not here now

You don't call to tell me where you are

You're in my mind

As I drive in my big fancy car

 

You're sleeping 6000 miles away

Can you feel me

Through your haze

Can feel me

Reaching out to touch you

In my big fast car

 

I'm thinking about you

In your big fast car

 

 

 

Dark To Out Of View

 

I woke up and I was lonely

So I thought I would think of you

Upon a boat in dreamy waters

Of my sleep

You were sleeping too

Drifting out of view

 

Sometimes love comes and it…

Sometimes love goes and it …

Sometimes life is cheerful

And sometimes it is blue

 

And I'm not with you anymore

I'm staring at closed doors

I'm staring at the closed doors of love

 

I was lying in bed and lonely

I thought I don't want no more blues

I turn away from your pillow

“One more time”, again and again

I need to leave you

Leave you well alone

But you're there

In every echo of my heart

Every echo of the phone

Every time the light goes out

I see you face

Out of place

Every place I look

That's all I see

I want you to get away from me

 

I want you to get away from me

Love it comes and goes

Like colours from a rainbow

From red to blue

And dark to out of view

Wish I couldn't see you

Wish I'd lose my love of you

Wish I knew our heart

Were no longer

One but two

Wish I could leave you alone

But I hear you in every echo

Of the phone

Every time the light goes out

I see you face

I know it's time to go

But I don't want to go

I don't want to let you go right now

I'll keep you till the time feels right

Then I'll say goodbye

Time to stop myself from crying

Got to let our love die

Got to move on

Jam version

 

***

 

And I'll Dance

 

Love comes

Love goes

This world we all come to know

But when the singers run out of time

It's the time to get back on the line

And move through to where you want to go

Take the road and take your love

 

Loves comes to those

Who do not wait for it

There's no way to forsake it

You can give and take it

 

My heart has been crying to you

But there's nothing you can do

And I'll dance to the songs of the stars

And I'll dance to the horns of passing cars

And I'll dance to the tears that you cry

And I'll dance to the chants of goodbye

 

Do you know

That the fading light

Isn't always the beginning of the night

It isn't always the wrong or right

Isn't always the ending of the light

 

I will send you

My love

Through the night

I will send you

All my love

Through the night

And you'll come to me on a dream

When I do not seem to believe

To believe

 

My old man he never loved no one

He always was the number one

Left me at zero to keep

Well my old man pulled a gun

And I just stood there freezing under the sun

My old man he didn't love no one

Was always the number one

 

 

***

Flying Over My Life

 

Sometimes I fly over my life

And sometimes I see you lying there

And sometimes I see myself

Looking at you

Looking at me

And it hurts to see me cry for you

But you're gone

And the night feels wrong

As I fly above my life

And sometimes I swim to the depths of me

I find you lying there

So quietly

Reaching out to me

Reaching out to me

 

And sometimes I walk beside you

Through desert storms

My eyes are cut by sand

 

***

Russian Roulette

 

Cut me free

Let me drift away

If you don't want me here

I don't want to stay

 

This boat rides

Upon the tide of your goodbye

 

Your smile cuts across

The rips and tide

And I want to look inside

Your mind

 

I want to hold you tight

You'll whisper in the morning light

But all you'll say is

“It's a goodbye tide”

It'll take you the other side

 

Don't want me looking side your love

Don't want me looking inside your tears

Don't want me seeing your future years

 

I can remember your soft hello

Can remember how strong your love did grow

I can remember how you felt to me

As you whispered so gently

 

But the smell in the air

Of the cold despair that I feel

That this love could be real

Laid your hand the deal

 

You want to play Russian roulette

Or did you forget

Between the sheets you roll the dice

Between the sheets you rolled a life

In the morning you whisper goodbye

In the morning comes goodbye

Goodbye girl

Goodbye girl

***

Searching

 

We were always playing down on the riverside

Mary and me well we one time nearly died

But those times have gone

And you're a long, long way from me

Now I travel the world in search of Galilee

 

But you know that knowing a knowing point of view

And I don't know nothing now

Cos I know nothing is true

Knowing time has gone

Knowing something is wrong

Knowing that you are a long way from me


In every time and every place

In every time and every space

That I leave to my memory

Well I looked you upon
The net

But couldn't fish you out

And I remember how

You used to run your fingers through my hair

But that was along time ago

And the river doesn't flow

The clouds upon my brow

Are long gone anyhow

 

I don't know if you're even alive or dead

But you are still

In my mind girl

And though I can not find you girl

You are alive and well

In the memories I carry for you

Even though memories are never true

I keep the sky so blue for you

***

Cool Breeze - riverside jam 11 august 2005

 

Part 1

 

Well the cool breeze

Blows my love away

Takes my baby today

Oh the cool wind

It drives my love away

Sometimes I'm singing for you

It's gonna go away

It's gonna go away

Well that cool wind

It blows my love away

 

Gonna take something to remember

Gonna take you sometimes to forget you were you

But your heart mends

Even in a cool breeze

That keeps blowing over me

 

It's a cool breeze

That me blew me to your knees

That takes my love away

It's a cool breeze

That lost me

 

It's a cool breeze

That's been blowing through my needs

And it's taking my heart

A long way you know

And the summer sun is gone now

And the sky is full of clouds now

And I want you to know

That the cool breeze

It's a cool breeze

That blows through my needs

Taking my heart

To leave

Don't you ever wonder

What could have been between us

If you'd let go of your dreams

 

It's a cool breeze

Blowing through my needs

And the summer time has gone

And the sky has filled with cold

 

It's a cool breeze

Blowing through my needs

And I wonder where you sleep

Tonight

And I wonder whose arms hold you tight

 

It's a cool breeze

That arches over our needs

That blows the clouds away

That keeps the dreams till day

 

Takes the love we had

And carefully pushes it away

 

 

 

Part 2

Turn Around

 

Why do I see your face

In the crowds of any place

Every time I drive away

It's your face in the parking bay

 

Why do you walk away

Knowing I want you to stay

Can't you see what it does to me

To know you'll never stay

 

A question may turn upon

The answers that I leave

And every time I look away

It's you who can't agree

 

At night I try to waken you

Got to get away

But every time I look around

It's your face that goes astray

 

A thousand dancers dance around me

Spinning slowly

Spinning fast

Every time I turn away

They march me in to my past

 

Well I know that your love has gone

And you don't care no more

Every time I look away

You're breaking down my door

 

Well the story books advise on roses

So I throw flowers in your hair

I turn around to see where they fall

But they're never there

 

Oh well I look across to your front door

To see if the light's on

I search the house I ring the bell

To find that you are gone

 

I show your picture to the postman

He's been programmed to believe

I turn around to call your name

But find that he can't read

 

And in the silence of confusion

I etch your face upon the lake

I turn around in full submission

But it's freedom that you take

***

Sat by the fireside

 

Sat by the fireside

Looked at your face in the light

Couldn't tell what was wrong or right

Kept on hearing your sighs

Sat next to you at the lakeside

Saw the sunlight on your eyes

Wanted to hold you tight

But I just didn't know what was right

***

 

Well the end is near

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

 

Sunday Morning

Sunday Morning comes

And look out my window

Sun is shining and people come

Everywhere I turn I see you and “me”s

And in the window on the balcony

Come to me now

Coz I held you through the night

Come with me and it'll be alright

Every time I hold

I feel a shiver down my spine

Every time I'm with you

I feel oh so fine

 

Come Monday morning

Make my way to work

People surround me

But all I see is your face in front of me

All I see is your love for me

 

Monday night I'm in your arms and held so tight

Can not let this love linger or say goodbye

Tuesday and Wednesday I'll be working

But all I'll be thinking is

“me and you”

 

Thursday night we'll meet for dinner

I will drink to your happiness

Friday night we'll be together

In states of undress

It's the best

It's the best

 

Saturday night comes

Every thing will be done

Saturday night will be fun

We will be one

Through the night

Holding you tight

Till Sunday comes alive

Comes alive

 

“Charlie and me” jamming on the 20 th September 2005

 

 

Part 1

The lines Around Your Mind

Unintelligible

I walk away with my sack on my back

You were going round

 

In the old town

It's your town

 

I travel far and I travel wide

Every body leaves or dies in my life

I won't wait to see where you'll be going

 

I didn't need to know if you'd be leaving

But love can come from anywhere

I didn't need to have a heart that cares

I didn't believe in looking for

I just believed in searching for the truth

 

So I'll be leaving you with the truth

 

Well if the rain comes to follow me

I'll take shelter where we used to be

Where your love came in the middle of the night

You know it's right

As it ties its lines around your mind

 

Part 2

 

I'm waiting by your car

I'm waiting for peace of mind

In my heart

 

Because I'm waiting for love

It's gonna

I'm gonna feel love for you

 

In the meantime

I'm a waiting for your car

I'm a waiting for you to start

I'm a waiting to goi to my heart

Coz I'm a waiting

 

Unintelligible

 

 

Part 3

Just chatter and strumming then breaks in to Creedence Clearwater Revival 's “ Bad Moon Rising

 

***

I haven't been able to find any recordings that match the lyrics below

 

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

 

 


 

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

 


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



2004


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

Earlier version

31 / 07 / 04



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


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

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


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

So Mary take your dreams
Pack your bags and run away
Somewhere your dreams are waiting

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 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

 

Gleaming


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

 

Break Of Dawn

 

Everybody's running around the world

Taking my love away from her

Taking my heart away from me

Gonna keep a long distance destiny

 

I'm gonna run away

Take in a forgotten shore

Out the way on I plan

To unlock your door

 

I don't know why

It'll be you'll come to

I don't know why

It'll be that you'll be loving me

 

Everybody run around

I'm gonna keep that route

Closed at the end of town

 

I don't know where they

I don't care where they go

I'm gonna take my love

Out to New Orleans

 

Everybody running around

Running round on this barren ground

Gonna take my heart

Gonna keep it here

Gonna lock it away for you to fear

I'm gonna ride it around

And sing my song

I'm gonna take that love to Babylon

 

I'm gonna chu-hoo baby

I'm gonna hoo-hoo baby

Keep that sail up way too long

 

…..

I'm gonna please, gonna please,

I'm gonna please

Gonna keep my woman

Gonna take her food

 

Till the break of dawn

 

Walked out of your mind

 

 

Didn't you know that everybody's

Waiting at your door

Knocking at midnight

Ringing in the morning

Everybody's waiting for

You to come

 

I know

I can't se you anymore

You are running through this storm

Away

You are running through this storm

Away

You are going that way

This way

In my mind

But

It is oh so difficult to see you

From here

You are going

This way

That way

Everybody wants to know

The dreams that we have left behind

 

2004

 

***

 

Come Take My love

 

 

The clouds are low across the sky

I can't see you anymore

Sun is blinding my eyes

I don't wanna hear you cal

 

Where do you think

I should really know

Cos I sing the night away

And I sing night today

 

Come take the wave

From the window

Come take the love from me

 

Will you run through the storm?

Way when I get home baby

I know that in the morning

I'm gonna live forever

Gonna take

Gonna see you

Gonna take me up

Love me babe

Be forever

Everyday

 

You don't want me

 

Gonna take me up

Come take the wave from the window

Love me

Be together

Forever and a day

 

You break your promise

Even though you said you were true

You break your promise

Like you said you'd never do

You break your promise

Like the earth is green

You break your promise

And left me here to cry for you

 

Be together

Forever and a day

 

You prefer me out of view

Come take the wave from the window

Come take the love from me

 

 

Bgr ngl

 

2004

 

***

 

Can't Pull Away

 

In to night with broken dreams

You can make the streams run dry

I can sing to you a golden song

But won't listen won't even try

 

In the night I can hold you

Keep your fear aligned to fright

And though I know it's time to go

It's time to leave you searching for rain

 

Keep me here talking to you

Every moment of sleep

Oh my, I feel you searching

 

Can you tell me where your love has gone

Can you tell me if we'll ever be in each others arms again

Can you tell me if we'll ever be friends, each other's only friends again

Could you over throw the past for us?

 

Without your memory dear enemy

Love will summon you to start

I don't know if I should stay

But I just can not pull away

I can not pull away

 

Will you flee once the door is cast aside

 

Through the night sky I will find you

I will come and call your name

Through the night sky I will blind you

I will come and call your name

 

Can you tell me where we're going

Can you tell me what we'll find

Can you tell me if our love

Is always on your mind

 

Can you tell that you love me

Can you tell me that you heard

Can you tell me if forever is a word

That you wish I'd sing to you

To sing to you

To sing to you

To sing to you

 

2004

***

 

The Hound and My Cat

 

Hound dog

Was playing

With my little cat

One day

So I took

That hound dog

Down the mine shaft

And gave him a good shaft

Up his dog gone arse

Now that hound dog

He don't hound my cat no more

 

(Can't believe I just typed this one up)

 

2004

 

***

Sun Is Shining

 

My love please take me out of here

Leave me alone

I had my dreams but my dreams are gone

Life is here to stay

 

Sometimes I've been good

Sometimes I've been cruel

But we've playing ball a long time

I guess I learn the rules

 

Oh Baby take down to

Where you going

Take me too

Love is keeping our hearts true

 

I don't know if you are here

To stay forever no more

I ain't gonna see another day

I'm gonna is all go no more

 

Our love shone long long time

It took me a long long way

But every time I see you more

I get down and I pray

I say

I don't want to be here no more

Baby you know it

I've been a here too long

 

Every time you kiss me

I just wanna, wanna run

Don't you know it in your self?

 

Seconds are ticking

Minutes are shrinking

Everybody's going away

 

Sun is shining

Moon is crying

Everybody's going away

Don't you know it's a shame?

 

 

Sun is shining

Moon is crying

Everybody's saying goodbye

Don't you know it's a shame?

 

Sun is shining

Moon is crying

Everybody's going away

Don't you know it's a shame?

 

Seconds are ticking

Minutes are shrinking

Everybody's going away

 

2004

***

 

Sun Shines Through My Window

 

Sun Shines Through My Windows

Rain pours through my mind

It doesn't matter that you don't love me

It doesn't matter that you don't care

 

Sun Shines Through My Window

Rain pours through my mind

Every time you don't come to me

I just go out of my mind

 

I'm going blind from the sun shine

I'm going blind from the sun shine

 

2004

 

***

The Dying Sun

 

We'll lay in fields when the sun shines bright

Everyone knows that day follows night

And you know

That your love will go

That your love will shine

That your love will take me to the end of time

 

And you know

That the sun doesn't blow

And the wind doesn't shine

On a life that'll go

 

And do you know

And do you sing

And do you play

In the evening sun

 

And the life cries

And do you know

There's always

Always goodbye

 

Do you know

And do you run

And do you hold me

When the day begins

 

Life takes me

And love breaks me

And will you hold me

In the dying sun

 

2004

 

***

Wake Up Alone

 

Guess I'm gonna help you

But I don't know how

Sometime you might need me

Sometimes my heart seems to cling

 

But there is always

Trying to find where you are

Sometimes

Life shines over your shoulder

And guides you to where you are

But there are times

When this love of of love won't know we've gone too far

 

A light shines through the window

You turn to me and smile

You're standing in the headlights

Of a car that goes unkown

 

And when I look back

You'll be gone

The summer shadow shines

A long time after you've gone

 

A long time after you've gone

I'll hear you

A long time after you've gone

I'll hear your words

That I miss you

And though I know it's time

I just don't want

To let time fly

 

Sometimes the pain is easy to bear

Sometimes I feel you everywhere

But it is time

To let go

You surround me

You surround me

There was a time when we had to heal

There's a time when our love goes out to sea

And though I miss you

When rain falls

Those summer shadows and your words they call

Those summer shadows and your words they call

 

I call you now

You turn my way

The sun shines through your hair just like it did that day

But you're not here

It was a dream that won't come true

It's just enough time

To say goodbye to you

And though the sun goes

And the shadows grew so long

What did you do when you found the rain had gone

What did you do with a million birds that had flown away

What was it like to be alone on a sunny day

 

Loves comes in funny ways or so they say

You walk backwards to this house

Walk up the stairs and lay back down by me

As I fall asleep and dream

 

When I wake I feel you

But it's a funny old world

Coz I missed you before

Before you went away

 

Your fingers through my hair

Dance with me up and down

Guide me to the place

Where we cut our way

 

I wake up alone

 

 

2004

 

***

From The World of You and I

 

Baby sing my song

 

Lives all night

 

Baby you know my heart is singing

Over the clouds and far away

Every time you see me call

Doesn't mean I'll go away

 

Doesn't mean the sun is shining

Doesn't mean I hear you're near

Doesn't mean my love will save you

From a night of deepest fear

From a night of oh so clear visions

 

Where are you running to?

Will love come to save you?

Will it take you from the hoard?

And leave you in the hands of the Lord?

 

Will you come and see me crying?

Will you come with a love so pure?

Will you still be holding me tomorrow?

When the night feels oh so dour?

 

Where will your money take you?

Where will religion lead you?

Where will your love forsake you?

From the world of you and I

From the world of you and I

From the world of you and I

 

I've come to live here with you

The stream was flowing here

But our love formed a dam so big

That now there's a stagnant lake of fear

 

Where will your love take you?

Where will the night leave you?

Where will the darkness keep you?

Running safely with the Lord?

 

Running safely with the Lord?

 

2004

 

***

 

 

2002

 

 

Come Home

Earlier version

Original - recorded as it was made up -.

This is a fast feel good pop song with lyrics about being left behind in the real world while one's partner gets absorbed in to the virtual one.

Story Behind the Song

I wrote this song after spending too much time playing a computer game called "Unreal Tournament" online, also one of my girlfriends had called herself a Cubase Widow, (Cubase is a program for writing music using a computer). I was struck too by the way in which we see computers as a hi tech device for giving satisfaction to our more base tendencies, (sex and violence), and how it can also be used in our search for romantic illusions, such as romantic relationships on the web. I had heard of a few marriages coming to a sticky end as a result of one of the partners surfing off with someone else.

When we wrote this song Cormac had come over and we were ploughing through song ideas. Normally we'd get 10 ideas down per day and "Come Home" was just 1 of 10 that day. The way we worked was to leave the microphone on and the recorder running continually so that what ever happened got captured. Cormac would play a tune and I would ad lib in to the mic. Almost all of the words to come home (except the last verse) were written there and then.

From that point the song was taken by several producers and finally the one by Alistair McMillan (He who has produced Enya, U2, and Mark Knopfler) was chosen.

Come Home

Lyrics by Simon Smith (c)2000 London

I've walked down the computer game roads

Of your mind,

In the darkness of night I've

Crept up behind,

And grabbed you round the waist and said,

"Come back now in to our bed"

"Leave those monsters to fight alone now darlin' "

"Come back home my darling."

I've walked down the corridors of your mind

Why do you want to leave your life behind?

I've walked down the computer game roads of your mind,

In the darkness of night I felt you leave me behind,

From the wasted cities of the web

Come back now into our bed

Without your heart its not a home my darling

Please come home darling

I walked down the corridors of your mind

Why do want to leave your life behind

Oh Baby come home now

Take the modem from the phone now

Please come home my love

If you don't care then I don't mind

I walked down the corridors of your mind

Watched you flying on the line

I walked down the corridors of your mind

Why do you want to leave your life behind?

Hey girl

watched you flying on the line

watched you flying on the line

Please come home my love

Please come home my love

 

Much of this song was produced during The Frankie Miller Songwriting Project.

Credits: Words and vocal melody Simon Smith, Music Cormac O'Kane, Production Alistair McMillan, Backing Vocals Brendan Guyatt, Lorraine Edwards and Denise Wint, Guitars Cormac O'Kane and Alistair McMillan, Bass and keyboards Cormac O'Cane

 

***

 

GRITTY

The Story Behind the Song

It's about how relationships go through problems and how during these times we often say what we don't really want to say. It's also about the fear that often sits in the background of our relationships and the desire to be known both in our good and bad guises.

 

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

Credits

Copyright Simon Smith London 14 August 1995
Produced by Peter Henderson
Words Music and Main Vocals Simon Smith,
Backing vocals Katrina Rubolowska,
Saxophone Chris White
Drums Chris Whitten
Guitars Calum McCall, Mark Bandola and Trevor Warren,
Bass John Brockhouse ,
Keyboard programming Simon Smith and Peter Henderson

***

 

FOR YOU

( Original Version )

I wrote this about my sons, when I wrote it I'd just seen them on a scan.

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......

 

 

2001

 

 

 

Come Home

Earlier version

Come Home Original

 

This is a fast feel good pop song with lyrics about being left behind in the real world while one's partner gets absorbed in to the virtual one.

 

Story Behind the Song

 

 

I wrote this song after spending too much time playing a computer game called "Unreal Tournament" online, also one of my girlfriends had called herself a Cubase Widow, (Cubase is a program for writing music using a computer). I was struck too by the way in which we see computers as a hi tech device for giving satisfaction to our more base tendencies, (sex and violence), and how it can also be used in our search for romantic illusions, such as romantic relationships on the web. I had heard of a few marriages coming to a sticky end as a result of one of the partners surfing off with someone else.

When we wrote this song Cormac had come over and we were ploughing through song ideas. Normally we'd get 10 ideas down per day and "Come Home" was just 1 of 10 that day. The way we worked was to leave the microphone on and the recorder running continually so that what ever happened got captured. Cormac would play a tune and I would ad lib in to the mic. Almost all of the words to come home (except the last verse) were written there and then.

To hear the recording of us creating the song click here

From that point the song was taken by several producers and finally the one by Alistair McMillan (He who has produced Enya, U2, and Mark Knopfler) was chosen.

Come Home

Lyrics by Simon Smith (c)2000 London

 

I've walked down the computer game roads

Of your mind,

In the darkness of night I've

Crept up behind,

And grabbed you round the waist and said,

"Come back now in to our bed"

"Leave those monsters to fight alone now darlin' "

"Come back home my darling."

 

I've walked down the corridors of your mind

Why do you want to leave your life behind?

 

I've walked down the computer game roads of your mind,

In the darkness of night I felt you leave me behind,

From the wasted cities of the web

Come back now into our bed

Without your heart its not a home my darling

Please come home darling

 

I walked down the corridors of your mind

Why do want to leave your life behind

 

Oh Baby come home now

Take the modem from the phone now

Please come home my love

 

If you don't care then I don't mind

I walked down the corridors of your mind

Watched you flying on the line

I walked down the corridors of your mind

Why do you want to leave your life behind?

Hey girl

watched you flying on the line

watched you flying on the line

Please come home my love

Please come home my love

 

Much of this song was produced during The Frankie Miller Songwriting Project.

Credits: Words and vocal melody Simon Smith, Music Cormac O'Kane, Production Alistair McMillan, Backing Vocals Brendan Guyatt, Lorraine Edwards and Denise Wint, Guitars Cormac O'Kane and Alistair McMillan, Bass and keyboards Cormac O'Cane

 

****

My Girl Says

 

 

My girl says

Get out of bed and wash your hair

(I stumble and fall)

Time is moving on

For playing about and singing your songs

Time is moving on

For laying around your whole life long

(We lie beside each other through the night)

And we laugh as the fishes on the plate smile back in the morning light

And in the morning I will not be found

My love is not forever and a day

Do not expect to find me here

(Is it for me you cry at night
or is it a ghost out of sight?)

My message is clear

Stuck to you

My message is clear

Stuck to you

Stuck to you

Fly away

I can't see if the sun ain't gonna shine with me

Stuck to you

Well the rain poured down upon the sea of Galilee

And we laugh ‘til the fishes on the plate smile back in the morning light

And we laugh ‘til the fishes on the plate smile back in the morning light

Wash your hair

Stuck to you

Stuck to you

My message is clear

Stuck to you

Stuck to you

 

***

Dolphin Song

 

Blue and red lights in my head

As the lighthouse lights up your bed

Dolphins swim and sing out your name

As we sail around this dream again

 

Take me back to your place

Wrap me up in a dream space

I live in fear of everything

When you're not here

 

Simon Smith 2001

***

 

Going on a Holiday

 

 

We're going on a holiday

For a week or two

Gonna run away

From the real me and you

Gonna see some sights

Gonna have some fun nights

 

We're going on a holiday

For a year or two

We're gonna stop swimming in this

Life of blue

[ different section kicks in ]

We're gonna swim in the red sea

Gonna make love eternally

We're gonna brush our hands upon

The long grass of song

All summer long

 

We're gonna ride an internet love

We're gonna ride forever our love

‘Gonna dance in circles around a tree

‘Gonna carve your love eternally

[ different section kicks in ]

And I know we're gonna have a real good time

In this eternal summer time

 

[ break ]

 

We're gonna watch the sun go down

Gonna feel the water swirl around our feet

Dancing people in the town square

Doing the waltz everywhere

 

Gonna go away

Get away today

Gonna love eternally

Let's go on our holiday

Holiday, Holidayayyyy, Holiday

 

We're gonna go away

Leave this world behind

Had enough of all those

people so unkind

 

hhhhhmmm yeah

 

I hope you don't mind

I'll send you a card

Come and see me some time

Don't work too hard

 

***

I Was Talking To

 

 

I Was Talking To Bruce Springsteen

And he said to me

That he don't like Pink Cadillacs

He wasn't born to be free

He's not sure after all if it's the land of the free

 

I was talking to Elvis

He said he prefers a Big Mac

To McDonalds any day, now

He don't like to play now

 

I was talking to Winston Churchill

Says he only smokes cigars

To rid his mouth of

Words that were aimed to kill

 

I was talking to Marilyn

Says she don't like that sex thing

Says she'd like to just cuddle up

With a president and a cup

 

***

 

Tell Me A Secret

 

 

Oh I'd like to tell you how I feel

But my days are dead

And my mouth is sealed

I'd like to

Whisper to you

But I know if you're there

That you won't care

But I'll wait

Wait here

Again and again.

 

But I'll have to

Though I wouldn't know

If it hurt my fingers so

Just to be

I'll take your word for it

I used to wonder why

I felt so sad

You still ask the old man

If they could tell me a secret

If he could tell me how to keep it

If they could help me through

But life goes on

And sadness falls

Around your feet

Like a flag

That's faded to a sheet

Like a dance

You point your finger

To friends in the sky

I stand still

I weave a dance around

Dance around you

 

Well they dance around me

Their faces lit by the fire

 

Simon Smith 2001

 

 

***

Hey Baby

 

Hey Baby

I'd like to know

What you want

Like to know

If you'll be with me

 

Hey baby

Where do you go

Don't know if you'll

Be with me

 

Hey Baby

What do you see?

When you see your eyes

Looking at me?

 

***

I'd Like To Tell You

 

 

I'd like to tell you how I feel

But you've been away from my heart for too long

I'd like to hold

Forever and a day

But you'll leave me anyway

 

I'd like to tell you how I feel

But I know your love ain't real

I'd like to hold you

Forever and a day

But tomorrow you'll be gone away

 

I'll travel to the North of this island

I'll travel to the South of your hometown

I'll travel to the East of our private garden

And West wards the light will fade

 

I'd like to tell you how I feel

But our love ain't real

I'd like to tell you long times will come

But will you be the one

 

I've come to you in a dream

To tell you that things ain't what they seem

I've come to you in a darkest night

Baby I'll need you to hold me tight

 

I don't know where we're going now

I don't know if we'll travel far and wide

But I've got this feeling

About you and I

It hurts me deep inside

So reach out to me

Tell me your story

Tell me that you love

Let me feel your breath

Upon my face

Do you hold me in your heart

I'd like to tell you how I feel

But I'm not sure if this love's real

I'm not sure if this love's real

 

So hold me tonight

Hold me ‘til the light of dawn

Hold me ‘til

Our love is torn away

Our love will time the sun

Our love will ride away

With your dream shine

 

***

Standing In A Dark Valley

 

 

I'm standing in a dark valley

Watching a hundred planes fly by

Passing around a red sky

 

You look at me

I look at you

We don't know

What's left to do

 

Everybody's running around

People trying to find the ground

Don't know what to do

With these words for you

 

Smell something's in the air

People running everywhere

Hold my hand and run

Run towards the sun

 

Batman baby

Where were you

When I needed you?

Batman baby

It's so strange that the devil came true

 

Saw you whisper something to a man

I never knew before

Never even saw him before

Where did all the strangers come from?

Why can't I hear them speak?

Where did they come from?

I will have to search

Through the darkness of this valley night

Thought I was a safe

Within your hand so tight

Looked out to sea

Only to be held by a memory

Looked out to sea

And you were gone

 

Batman baby

Could have done with you

Where were you when I needed you?

 

I heard a scientist say

That it takes

15 minutes

For your mind to

Fade away

15 minutes to go

There's something I want to know

You were a friend

Drove me round the bend

And I didn't even know where we're going

When I found my way back

You were at your wedding

Down the track

You waved to come on in

My friend

You put your arm out to hold me

Had to say it felt risqué

Jumping on a moving train

Jumping on and off a train

 

1 minute to go

I feel like I'm at a show

Watch you go

In to the darkness you flow

Never to be seen again

Thank you for being a friend

Glad you were a friend

Even if you drove me round the bend.

 

***

 

Sunday Morning

 

 

Sunday Morning clouds blow away

I look across my bed

And see you

Oh baby I'd like to hold you

But I don't want you to wake

I let the sun come shining through

And let the course of true love take

 

Oh baby I'd like to hold

And feel the sun on our bodies

Oh baby I'd like to hold

And feel you close to me

Oh feel the heat between us

Feel your touch so tenderly

And darling I know

The Sunday morning has to go

But hey hold me close

 

The Sunday morning walk though the park

Kick those leaves around

Sunday morning hold me tight

Kiss me while the rain comes down

 

Sunday afternoon

Let's pop in and see some friends

Let's eat ice creams

Until we get to the end

 

***

 

 

 

Dreams Of Love

 

 

It is a dream to be loved

By one

It is a dream of love

To be loved

Forever

And

Ever

 

Well it's a dream

That's lost in me

To be loved

Forever

Ever

And

Ever

 

 

***

 

 

 

Face The Fax

 

Well it could have been

The way you move me

Well sometimes you have to face the facts

You have to look at your computer

And you have to get that answer from going

You have to understand

Why your speakers cut out

Why your computer don't work

Why your girl friend went away

Why the sun shines

Why you get up each day

And you have to work out

Why you want to live

Why you want to walk

Through the rain in summer days

And why winter days feel snug

And the summer days sometimes bring bad luck

And you need to know why the sun don't shine all the time

I didn't like to leave you alone

And I don't why

Those speakers cut out like that

And I don't know why

Our love just cut out so fast

And I have to wonder

What Elvis would do

If he was here

 


Sounds Like REM

Could have been love

Could have been the son

You never had

Could have been

Sounding like

R.E.M.

Could have had Michael

Singing this song

Right now my voice

Sounds like him

 

I can hear myself

Sounding like them

Right now I sound

More like him

Than me

 

So what will you do

Where will you go

How will you move

At least let me

Give you a map

Of the way

Out of here

1995

SOMETIMES LOVE GETS GRITTY

(EARLIER VERSION - FINISHED VERSION)

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  

Johnny Talked To Sue

7.1989 Copyright Simon Smith

  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

 

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

 

Second Best
14.3.1990 Simon Smith

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.  

The Early Morning Routine

 

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.

 

Sonny Got Caught In The Night

 

 

I was calling you

Out on a summer lawn

Didn't we shine then

Now those days have gone

I was picturing your love inside

I was picturing our love for life

 

Sonny got caught in the night

Like a wanted man

Found out the hard way

That if you don't understand

You'll be misunderstood

And the light

Keeps on shining

And the love keeps

On hurting

I will be

I will be near you

But my heart

Is over you

But my heart is over you

I'll be crying

I'll be crying for you

 

At night the streets are full of people

Looking for dreams that won't come in sleep

Sometimes I get on my bike

And ride through these dreams

Like a prop in a scene

Take roads where

Emptiness runs free

Where emptiness runs free

 

I was struck by lightening

A fire is burning

The sky is

Crying

 

I was travelling to you

But my heart ain't over you

I was crying

I'll be crying for you

But my heart ain't over you

I will be running

I will be running to you

 

Copyright Simon Smith London 1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

1994

 

"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.

 


 

 

1993

 

 

Overture

SOCI-AT-EASE

(radio mix)

(You Don't Need Hands)

7 March ‘91

 

You say you'd rather die
Than end up looking like me
You say you think I'm brave
Because you think life's worse for me

But let me tell you
That you don't need hands
To live on your own
Or be a beautiful man

You don't need fingers
And you don't need feet
To feel a lover's passion
Or a sexual heat

Now I don't need your patronising money
I don't think your jokes are funny
I don't care if you once knew a man
Whose mother's brother didn't have hands.

I don't care for the way
Soci-At-Ease is so unfair
Now I don't care if you can't see my worth
As Iong as you're absent from my birth
I don't care if you don't understand
Until I come to you for your daughter's hand

Disability it's a part of life
You can't cut it out with a surgeon's knife
You can't keep paying to hide it away
Vive la difference, we like it that way

You don't need your limbs to break the law
Even if it ain't worth fighting for
You don't need me
To sing you the score

There's more to a man
Than a handful of lines
That'll give away the plan

These are the words of the oppressed
Victims of stigma and prejudice
So "vive la difference"
Don't ignore your ignorance

Oppression it's alive and well
The black man's still in chains
While the cripple's ring their bells
The women work so hard

For half the pay [Should it say no pay?]
While the TV tells us all it should be this way
Oppression it's alive and well
With bread and circuses
Our souls we sell
Oppression it's the law of this land
Written by and for the average man

You don't need a bunch of Nazis
When you've got misinformed
Political parties.

Accessibility, we need legislation
To see our brother's and sister's
On the streets of this nation.
Legislation means accessibility
Which in turn means social activity.
Integration is the best education
Which in turn means a better
Social situation.

Life is not fair goes hand in hand with
I don't care

People don't go to the circus any more
Because they feel so sorry
When the lions roar
But the freaks and the geeks
That brought the house down
Are escaping from their cages
To roam the streets of this town.

 

Little By Little

14 November '90

(Click here to hear the longer version)

Little by little I will go away
Little by little you will learn the lines
That you've got say, you've got to say
Little by little I will fall from view
Little by little I will lose you
Learn about a life without you


A place in my mind that I will go
A place in my life that you got to know
A scar in my heart that I'm proud to show
You said not to stay so we went with the flow

I've been taught about passion many a time
I've been taught about love and given the signs
I've been taught about the way we're meant to be
I followed the river and you flowed through me

There's a peace in my heart when you are near
It's something I love, something that's dear
It's something to lose and its loss I fear
The river is pure and the river is clear

 

Cog

24 Nov

1990



Do you ever wake from dreams
Where you fall in love
Do you ever go to sleep
And not want to wake up?

Do you ever feel like
A cog on a wheel
Moved around by
The force of evil?

Do you ever talk of devils
Then try to hide
The angels and devils
That you keep inside?

Do you ever put up
A vicious fight
When you know all along
That you're not right?

Feels like evil
Yeah that's evil
Do you ever
Wake from dreams?

 

This Is Me

15 March '90



Now I don't know if how I feel
Was born of dreams or to die for real
I've got this feeling deep inside
I'm longing for you to hold me tight

0h hold me tight

Like a poet in the garden
Sleeping by a pool
Of tears he stole
With a joke so cruel

0h tell me lies

Now I don't know if I'm strong or weak
To let my heart so openly speak

But this is me

Oh tell me lies

But this is me

But this is ME!

I'd like to tell you the truth
That my heart beats hard for you
I'd like to tell you the truth
That my heart beats fast for you

Now can't you see that all I have to do
Is open my mouth
And say the wrong thing to you
Now can't you see that all I have to do

Is open my heart
And say the wrong thing to you
And I will never see you again
I will never see you again.

Oh call it a day

This is me this is me
I am more than you see
Don't Tell Me Lies
0h tell me lies

You may say that it’s a problem I’ve got
But I’d rather be hated for who I am
Than loved
For who I am not

 

 

 

Happy All the Time

July ‘90

(click here for the "karaoke" instrumental version)

You cannot judge the man by the funeral
You cannot judge a man at all
You cannot hold a precious thing forever
One day you've got to let it fall

I cannot keep you happy all the time
I cannot say "I'm yours and you're mine"
I cannot say, "I'll love you forever"
But you know I'll keep you in my mind.

We cannot understand all our feelings
I cannot say I know how you feel
We cannot empathize in every way
But understanding helps the scars to heal.

Now they can not do what isn't right for them
They can only help when it suits their needs
They cannot do what they do not want
If they want they'll laugh while you bleed

She cannot say what's right for her is right for him
They cannot search for meaning without pain
She suffers his light heart life for too long
Now he laughs at her as she takes him back again
.
You and I cannot deny the judging that we do
When we stand so proud in these justice halls
I used to think these walls could hear
But now I know it's just these eyes have walls.

 

 

Grateful

28 October ‘90

 

When I was a child in need of material things
The local politician would his camera man bring
Him and the local charity would help me
Help them get some free publicity
Now I've seen some jokers and roller skaters
On charity runs run right past us
I felt so sorry because they didn't understand
They thought handicapped meant cap in hand
And you thought disabled meant unable

Since Johnny's tragic accident


When of course it means that we've been

He's been


DIS-ENABLED

And I was told that it was no one's fault
And I was told to be grateful
For anything they bought
But I've never seen the working class
Licking out the rich kid's ass
Or brushing the dust off the politician's coat
For getting them their rightful vote
So I don't think that I should be grateful
For the way you make me feel disabled
No I don't think that I should be grateful
For the way you add "dis" to able

Plato said he'd rather be dead

Than a man without a hand
But I'd rather be me than him any day
Because he just couldn't understand

 

 Now I don't think that you should be allowed

To feel good for what you've done
Oh what you done,

What you done, oh what you done?

'Cause when it comes to understanding

Here's the point of the story!

It takes more than a charity run
When it comes to change
It takes more
Than a program packed with fun
When it comes to brotherly love
It takes more than a sentimental song

0h sing it to me


More than a million pounds
That the last event wrung

That's handkerchief's full of teardrops
Not door bells or telephones [telethons]
Disabled is a euphemism for
Victims of a social apartheid
You better believe it baby'

* Apologies to Plato who probably didn't say that he'd rather be
dead than not have any hands. Unfortunately Aristotle, who did
say near enough the same thing, was a bit of a mouthful, so
Plato was the next best philosopher who, in syllabic terms at
least, was more appropriate

. Simon Smith

 

To Forget You

8 January '91 Simon Smith

Somewhere a long way from your home
I was lying on a bed alone
I was thinking that I should not miss you
I should forget you
But I close my eyes and all I see
Is your face looking at me.
I touch your mouth
And I kiss your eyes
Oh you touch me
And I could happily die
Oh you touch me
And I could happily die.
Is it a lie that I tell
Is it a lie that I hide behind
Is it a dream
That haunts my heart sometimes.
Somewhere in the past
We were driving fast too far
I held you like I loved you
In the back of a speeding car
They say it's the end of the road
And you're looking for another man
Is it a case of
My mind
Not my heart
That understands.

 

It's hard to forget you
It's hard to go away
It's hard to forget you
It's hard, so hard, so hard
To go away
Looking at the sea in darkness
We were lovers for the night
I could hold this feeling forever
But I'm blinded by a lack of light
Are you shying from a love that hurts
Or have your feelings for me
Faded like a dream in the night
A dream in the night.
You said "don't love me baby"
You said you won't offer what you'll take
But I want to dream sleeping in your arms
But you'd rather I stayed awake
Was it what you wanted
Or was it a mistake
Are you the lover I want
Or is it just another mistake?
It's hard to forget you
It's hard to go away
It's hard to forget you
It's hard, so hard, so hard
To go away.

 

 

 

1991

 

To Love You The Right Way

 

 

It's time for change

Feel this heavy exchange

I feel fear in my weakness

Can I break

I feel fear in my ability

To love you the right way

To love you the right way

 

Love you all through

The dust and light of day

Love you in a truthful way

 

There's a devil in this heart of mine

And you need to be aware

That no matter how much

I'd lose for you

The Devil nay care

 

You can't fight him alone

Then it's me who's speaking

Lighter than words

And if words be weak

Then I say no more

 

“Oh no, not this confused again.

Oh no, not the same mistakes again

Oh you're taking it all to heart

Oh you're taking it all to heart”

•  from Taking it all too hard by Genesis

 

Simon Smith 1991

 

okr okl

To Forget You

8 January '91 Simon Smith

Somewhere a long way from your home
I was lying on a bed alone
I was thinking that I should not miss you
I should forget you
But I close my eyes and all I see
Is your face looking at me.
I touch your mouth
And I kiss your eyes
Oh you touch me
And I could happily die
Oh you touch me
And I could happily die.
Is it a lie that I tell
Is it a lie that I hide behind
Is it a dream
That haunts my heart sometimes.
Somewhere in the past
We were driving fast too far
I held you like I loved you
In the back of a speeding car
They say it's the end of the road
And you're looking for another man
Is it a case of
My mind
Not my heart
That understands.

 

It's hard to forget you
It's hard to go away
It's hard to forget you
It's hard, so hard, so hard
To go away
Looking at the sea in darkness
We were lovers for the night
I could hold this feeling forever
But I'm blinded by a lack of light
Are you shying from a love that hurts
Or have your feelings for me
Faded like a dream in the night
A dream in the night.
You said "don't love me baby"
You said you won't offer what you'll take
But I want to dream sleeping in your arms
But you'd rather I stayed awake
Was it what you wanted
Or was it a mistake
Are you the lover I want
Or is it just another mistake?
It's hard to forget you
It's hard to go away
It's hard to forget you
It's hard, so hard, so hard
To go away.

 

This Is Me 15 March '90



Now I don't know if how I feel
Was born of dreams or to die for real
I've got this feeling deep inside
I'm longing for you to hold me tight

0h hold me tight

Like a poet in the garden
Sleeping by a pool
Of tears he stole
With a joke so cruel

0h tell me lies

Now I don't know if I'm strong or weak
To let my heart so openly speak

But this is me

Oh tell me lies

But this is me

But this is ME!

I'd like to tell you the truth
That my heart beats hard for you
I'd like to tell you the truth
That my heart beats fast for you

Now can't you see that all I have to do
Is open my mouth
And say the wrong thing to you
Now can't you see that all I have to do

Is open my heart
And say the wrong thing to you
And I will never see you again
I will never see you again.

Oh call it a day

This is me this is me
I am more than you see
Don't Tell Me Lies
0h tell me lies

You may say that it’s a problem I’ve got
But I’d rather be hated for who I am
Than loved
For who I am not

 

 

There's a house

 

 

There's a house

Where your image is spinning

Don't you point that camera at me

There's a car that's lost control

Out on the open road

Where once you made love to me

 

You owe me nothing

But the right to life

So lay down and put away that knife

You owe me nothing

But the right to die

So lay down and kiss away the night

 

There's a fair ground in the desert

A man who loves to fall

A lie I never told you

When you thought you'd heard them all

 

Oh stop calling baby

That's all you've done today

Somewhere out on that open road

Someone will pass your way

 

There's nothing precious anymore

There's nothing virgin

Nothing pure

I'm searching for lost causes

And a heart of gold worth crying for

 

There's a house

Where your image is spinning

Don't you point that camera at me

There's a car that's lost control

Out on the open road

Where once you made love to me

 

Okr gdl

 

 

 

 

The Black Sky -

 

When I was a child in the Garden of Eden

Dancing naked around the tree

In the moment it takes for life to go

You said hello then goodbye to me.

 

You said that you were sorry

 

So I lived my life with an aching inside

And the bitterness of a love that loved then died

 

Old man sing me the song you sang

And a black sky fell upon the garden

 

An old black crow struts around the stones

Eating at my heart 'till I stand alone

And the light above the trees gently faded by the rain

Veils upon veils upon my eyes again

And the land's overcast by a bruise of blame

So if I dance naked 'round here

I dance in shame

 

Living a life or loving a lie

You came to me so I moved away

I'm dancing a bruise

Inside me.

 

Written by Simon Smith in April 1991

 

 

SOCI-AT-EASE

(You Don't Need Hands)

7 March ‘91

 

You say you'd rather die
Than end up looking like me
You say you think I'm brave
Because you think life's worse for me

But let me tell you
That you don't need hands
To live on your own
Or be a beautiful man

You don't need fingers
And you don't need feet
To feel a lover's passion
Or a sexual heat

Now I don't need your patronising money
I don't think your jokes are funny
I don't care if you once knew a man
Whose mother's brother didn't have hands.

I don't care for the way
Soci-At-Ease is so unfair
Now I don't care if you can't see my worth
As Iong as you're absent from my birth
I don't care if you don't understand
Until I come to you for your daughter's hand

Disability it's a part of life
You can't cut it out with a surgeon's knife
You can't keep paying to hide it away
Vive la difference, we like it that way

You don't need your limbs to break the law
Even if it ain't worth fighting for
You don't need me
To sing you the score

There's more to a man
Than a handful of lines
That'll give away the plan

These are the words of the oppressed
Victims of stigma and prejudice
So "vive la difference"
Don't ignore your ignorance

Oppression it's alive and well
The black man's still in chains
While the cripple's ring their bells
The women work so hard

For half the pay [Should it say no pay?]
While the TV tells us all it should be this way
Oppression it's alive and well
With bread and circuses
Our souls we sell
Oppression it's the law of this land
Written by and for the average man

You don't need a bunch of Nazis
When you've got misinformed
Political parties.

Accessibility, we need legislation
To see our brother's and sister's
On the streets of this nation.
Legislation means accessibility
Which in turn means social activity.
Integration is the best education
Which in turn means a better
Social situation.

Life is not fair goes hand in hand with
I don't care

People don't go to the circus any more
Because they feel so sorry
When the lions roar
But the freaks and the geeks
That brought the house down
Are escaping from their cages
To roam the streets of this town.

 

Sister Or Brother

 

 

I don't sit and wait for you to love me

I won't sit and wait for dreams to come true

Lordy, lordy I can't see tonight

If you can't see then switch on a light

If you can't sleep then hold me tight

I don't know if you fly like angels around my heart

Or if this button says “stop or start”

 

Let's go swimming shark infested dreams

If they ask to dance

You better come clean

 

You just want money

You just want drugs

You just want everything but love

It's so dark

With your love in my heart

 

You drove a long a straight road in reverse

The priest says that your dress sense was perverse

There's one man in a dress

Says to another

“It's just so hard to know

If you're my sister or brother – lover boy!”

I don't know if you fly like angels around my heart

Or if this button says “stop or start”

 

 

Shadow In The Moonlight

 

 

Got lost in the crowd

Amongst the people

In China Town

Get behind this mystery woman who says

“Do you believe everything you see?”

A shadow in the street light

Just a shadow on the wall

The silhouetted face in the darkness

I've been waiting for your call

Go marching in the night parade

In the night parade

I comb the streets

With a cloak and dagger

Put the word out on the wire

Living hard

Living fast

Running ghosts from the past

And you said “relax”

And I don't know

Just a shadow in the moonlight

Just a shadow on the wall

The silhouetted kiss of death

Let somebody take the fall

Oh memory

I'll be knocking on your door

From out of the past

A stranger came

Then he carried you away

I stood on the corner

At the scene of the crime

And I could hear you say

“You'll never be mine”

Now I'm walking to the night beat

To the rhythm of the street

Move to the heartbeat of the city

Oh let's go marching

In the night parade

 

Simon Smith 1991

 

Bdr okl

 

 

 

 

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
(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.

 

 

 

 

I'll Watch You Fly Away

 

Wake from your dreams

And sing

Try to

Turn

How will you

Would you fly away?

Would you always

Push against the shore in my head

In the night

I remember the waves

That you sent

I always dream of you

All thought the night time

For here I will wait

In your dreams

 

 

I Wouldn't Say Anything Tonight

 

 

 

Now I wouldn't say I loved you

But I wouldn't say I'd leave you

I wouldn't say anything tonight

Cos I couldn't say anything tonight

 

Now let's not break

What we've got

With a handful of kisses

And promises forgot

Let's not break

The time we've had

With decisions of the heart

That'll drive us mad

 

I wouldn't say I need you

I wouldn't say I'd leave you

I wouldn't say anything tonight

Cos I couldn't say anything right

 

I wouldn't say what I wouldn't do

Cos a house full of words

Would mean nothing to you

So I won't say anything tonight

Cos I couldn't say anything right

 

Okr okl

 

 

I wanna go dancing

 

 

 

 

Now I'm not sure

If I'm in love

Or if I'm touched by

Overwhelming lust

Now I'd like to tell you

How I feel

But I don't want

To lose your trust

 

Now I'd like to hold you

Close to me

And sense the warmth

Of your body

I'd like to kiss

And I want to taste

The sweat on your breast

The look on your face

 

I wanna go dancing

I wanna go dancing

I wanna go dancing

I wanna go dancing

 

Now I wanna feel

Your thighs on my hips

Your weight on my chest

Your fingers

Touch my lips

I wanna see

The shape of your breast

And I wanna hear

The sound of your breath

 

 

 

Simon Smith 1991

 

Okr okl

 

 

Hold Me

 

 

Sleep easy tonight

Lay down

Let your heart sleep

Let the weight weep from your eyes

And in cool sunlight rise

Let harmonies of devotion

Make covers of your dream ocean

Let night fall upon you

Let night fall upon you

Hold Me

Hold Me

Hold Me

 

Let rainbows come to your garden

Let the end of the rainbow

Be a toy for your children

Unwind strings of devotion

A Cool breeze

Blows your curtains open

 

Love me, Hold Me

Hold Me

Behind these curtains of devotion

 

Children fly

Past your curtained window night

Hold Me

Down to the light

Along the seafront

A man walks carrying a gun

Children of devotion

Are one

Are at one

Hold Me

Hold Me

 

You left me

 

Kisses are sweet

Yes there's people behind me

Whispering behind me

All those things I do

They won't speak to me

But are blamed on you!

 

Impulsion

Compulsion

Scratching an itch

Got to scratch that itch

Compulsion, impulsion

The evil that men do

The evil that women do

Lay down and feel

Their sins upon you

Cry

Cry to me

Be understood

Be understood

Be understood

At one

Chastity

Liberty

Poverty

Hereditary

Obligatory

Oblige me

Forgive me

Love me

Be a victim to me

Lie down in front of me

Be a player

In my fantasy

Break my heart

In my fantasy

Fulfil this prophecy

Cry to me lie to me hereditary prophecies

Lie down in front of me

Be an actress in my fantasy

 

Simon Smith 1991

 

Okr okl

 

 

 

 

Hey now Mr Policeman

 

 

Hey now Mr Policeman

Won't you help me today

You said you'd be there

When I need you

But you've gone away

 

There's a man with a gun

He's gonna get me

Or so he says

Hey now Mr Policeman

Won't you help me today

 

He's wearing red

Like the man in the story

It's written in your book

Hey now Mr Policeman

Won't you take a look

 

You say there's nothing you can do

Until I'm in the grave / Until my situation's grave

If I make a move to save myself

Will you look the other way?

 

It makes me wonder what you'd do

If I was your son

Coz I think by now

If that man was lucky

His trial would have begun

 

Sop now Mr Policeman

I've got to say to you

When I do my dirty work

I'll try to leave no clue

 

Hey now Mr Policeman

Won't you help me today

You said you'd be there

When I need you

But you've gone away

 

 

Simon Smith 1991

 

 

 

 

 

Down By The Canal

 

 

The sky was crimson

And your eyes are green

Sometimes I've heard

That you would like to

Walk with me

 

The sky was on fire like a carpet of sin

The court of love condemns us again

And just coz you're alive

It don't make you a friend

And just coz you're on fire

It don't mean I'll defend

 

Down the road

They look at you

Down the road

They call to you

Down by the canal

Maybe I saw you somehow

 

Don't say I'm excited

But I can feel you close to me

I don't know if I'm

Living or dying today

 

 

Okr okl

 

 

Don't Borrow My love Too Long

 

 

I don't sit and wonder why you love me

And I don't stand around waiting for your dreams

I hold you tonight

And I'll let you run away with me

But no, I won't go

 

I love you when I

Covered your skin

The night away

Hold you just today

 

I'll beg for you

When the nights are long

I'll beg for you

But baby

Don't borrow my love too long

For it ain't strong

It's goodbye

 

Where do you go when the night is low

And tomorrow you will sing

Our love brings

Thoughts of you

 

Love won't go away

Love will sing your songs

Of today

 

You drove along a straight road

You didn't want to stop for me

As I strode along

The road of your destiny

 

Well I don't know

If you'll ever fly

Like angels

Around my heart tonight

 

The sodium glows from your heart tomorrow

The sweet wrappers swept around

The seeds of a long, long narrow mind

Of this heart of mine

 

Let's go swimming in these shark infested

Night dreams

And I will love you

Just as long as it seems

But when you bring that key to love me

In tonight

I will go and you will cry

And that's the way the story goes

Don't you know?

 

Well lawdy, lawdy miss clawdy

I see you going but I don't mind

And you know

Well you sure look right

Well I know

That the sun will go away

And you'll cry your tears

And this song I won't hear

But this song I will play

 

Well lawdy, lawdy, Miss Clawdy

You sure look good to me

But please don't excite me baby

I know it isn't me

You just want money,

You just want drugs

The night is so dark

And this night is oh so dark

With your love in my heart

Oh this night

It sets me sailing all alone

And I don't know

If you'll ever be

Below this heart of mine

And I know you'll

You'll repeat

What you

Did to me

Oh no you know you know

Well the sun and silent ships

May come and go

 

At night I'll lose those dreams

 

 

Dsr okl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stop Calling


There's a house
Where your image is spinning
Don't you point that camera at me

There's a car that's lost control
Out on the open road
Where once you made love to me

You owe me nothing but the right to life
So lay down and put away that knife
You owe me nothing but the right to die
So lay down and kiss away the night

There's a fairground in the desert
A man who love's to fall
A lie I never told you
When you thought you'd heard them all.

Oh stop calling
That's all you've done today
Somewhere out on that open road
Someone will pass your way

There's nothing precious any more
Nothing virgin, nothing pure
I'm searching for lost causes
And a heart of gold
Worth crying for.


Simon Smith February 1991

Electric Words



There's a man waiting outside
I think he's waiting to die
I asked him to come in
Maybe eat something
But he just stood and cried

My feet are lead
My heart is stone
Help me
To stand alone

Well the T.V. man he laughed
When the preacher man he cried
Well that preacher man he looked at the camera
Said " See You on the other side "

The smoke and the birds
Settle on electric words
That the satellite sends
I thought I saw you
Throwing
confetti in the grave yard of my friends.

Help me to love you
Help me be alone
'Cause my feet are lead
And my hearts been thrown
Help me
To stand alone.

Well the street where I live
Is full of lonely door men
Fighting for their rights

The smoke and the birds
Surround Electric words
That I'm singing tonight.

Help me to love you
'Cause I'm willing to learn
My heart is ice
And my soul is cold
But I'm waiting to burn.


Simon Smith 11.2.1991

 

The First War


The first war was with my mother
I lay down on a heart of stone

There's words you said to your lover
That left you standing all alone

Now you're looking at me like I stole your soul
Like I've pinned your hopes

To an old Voodoo doll

Well it's a haunting dream that comes to me
A gentle kiss that makes me guilty
I don't want to know
I don't want to feel you go
But I've a deadly sin that I try to hide
I don't know if you're bleeding baby
But you're a victim of my pride

Standing in the door way
Holding each other tight
Love will come to those who wait
But I'm losing my patience tonight

Oh the moon falls no higher
Than your hand on my eyes
It's a house full of songs
And a bed full of lies
I don't want to know
I don't want to feel you go
But you're screaming in a room
And you're all alone
It's a motion of your heart
That cuts me to the bone



Simon Smith 30.1.1991

The Shock Of Love

I am close to you
I am kissing you
I am inside of you

Oh I wish I knew where I was going
Then I'd tell you where I am
I'd send a message through these eyes
With details of the plan.

I'd hold you in the water and cleanse your brow of pain
I'd lie down in the grass and count my share of blame

Oh let me feel the blood of life
Break even with the light of day
Let me feel the action of your soul
Blow a breath of you this way.

Let me feel the shock of love break ice on this lake of blood
Let secrets be denied while we make love under silent skies

So as the dusk falls down on me
Let me feel your shadow burn brightly
Let me feel your mouth touch mine
Let me feel a shudder run through time


Simon Smith 26.2.1991

When I was a child in the garden of Eden

Written by Simon Smith in April 1991

When I was a child in the Garden of Eden
Dancing naked around the tree
In the moment it takes for life to go
You said hello then goodbye to me.

You said that you were sorry

So I lived my life with an aching inside
And the bitterness of a love that loved then died

Old man sing me the song you sang
And a black sky fell upon the garden

An old black crow struts around the stones
Eating at my heart 'till I stand alone
And the light above the trees gently faded by the rain
Veils upon veils upon my eyes again
And the land's overcast by a bruise of blame
So if I dance naked 'round here
I dance in shame

Living a life or loving a lie
You came to me so I moved away
I'm dancing a bruise
Inside me.

 

The Old House

I want to drive back to my old house
It's the home of my dreams
So much love to lose
So many memories

I saw you sleeping in a dark room
Did you hear me in your dreams
I saw you walking in the garden
How many pleasures go unseen

Photos scattered on the lawn
Where you were pictured on
So much love and hate
Lived and died in this place

And this is the room where my mother was born
And over her head angels shone
Like dust that passes through the light
In dreams that still bless her heart tonight.

Dreams about the dream home
In springtime how the blosom blows
She said it's such a pretty time of year
It's a dream that comes and goes 'round here

Though there's more distance in a smile
Than stones and lies in a mile
It's a brick and mortar dream
That permeates these old remains


Simon Smith February 1991

 

The Pilot's Song

There's a look in your eye
That demands that I'm cold
You pray for me but you think I've sold my soul
We kiss in silence and you think your love's unheard
But it's an action of the heart that screams out every word

We're living in fear in these times of war
Hiding under the radar
Waiting for death to shoot us through floor
We're trying to find out what we're fighting for

It's time to test the weapons that we bought
We've planned out all our sorties
Now it's time this war was fought
It's time to put to use
The lessons we've been taught

It's no good learning from the T.V.
It's no good saying that you love me
It's no good holding a dream of you
It's a no way out situation
That'll leave my heart black and blue

I don't know how many people fell
Under the weight of my bombs
I don't know if what I did was right
Or if it's wrong

Through these desert lands at night
I will hold you tight
I will hold your memory
Below me blazing lights
I will pass them by


Simon Smith 17.1.1991

 

 

 

 

1990

 

 

When it's too late

 

 

I can hear you calling

From a window in my mind

You wave in the morning light

As you leave the world behind

 

I can hear you call

There's a ? in your eyes

You smile in the morning light

As you leave the world behind

 

? Child

Let you sleep

The world is cruel sometimes

I think of you and I wonder

I can feel your shadow shine

 

I can feel your shadow shine

Always smile when I walked in

I guess I'm cruel sometimes

I always kissed you “Hello”

You always wave “Goodbye”

You always read between the lines

When it's too late

When it's too late

 

Then we see our mistakes

Then we see our mistakes

I do not want to idolise you

I do not want to enshrine you

I just want you to know

That it's me throwing pebbles

At your window

 

When it's too late

When it's too late

We see our mistakes

We see our mistakes

 

It could have been a different world

It could have been the sweetest kiss

It could have been the secrets kept

In the most unlikely place

 

Well you held me all night

And you said it's ok

The heavens above

Will look another way

But I don't know

No I don't know

If this is a thing

That I should be involved in

 

 

This Is Me 15 March '90



Now I don't know if how I feel
Was born of dreams or to die for real
I've got this feeling deep inside
I'm longing for you to hold me tight

0h hold me tight

Like a poet in the garden
Sleeping by a pool
Of tears he stole
With a joke so cruel

0h tell me lies

Now I don't know if I'm strong or weak
To let my heart so openly speak

But this is me

Oh tell me lies

But this is me

But this is ME!

I'd like to tell you the truth
That my heart beats hard for you
I'd like to tell you the truth
That my heart beats fast for you

Now can't you see that all I have to do
Is open my mouth
And say the wrong thing to you
Now can't you see that all I have to do

Is open my heart
And say the wrong thing to you
And I will never see you again
I will never see you again.

Oh call it a day

This is me this is me
I am more than you see
Don't Tell Me Lies
0h tell me lies

 

 

You Drew Up Maps of My Life

 

 

I half stood in the dark

Like a joke of myself

You stand in white

While I talked about myself

 

Oh you could not love me then

Oh you could not love me then

 

You stood out on the pathway

You heeded the words I had to say

Will you love me?

Or do you have to go?

We stood out on the road

The cars passed by

On either side of you

And you know

With a heart of gold

You Drew Up Maps of My Life

But could not look me in my eyes

Won't you look at me?

Don't you care anymore?

 

Well you asked the pilot

To do the loop the loop

And you waved from the plane

As you passed me again and again

 

But you don't want to stay anymore

 

You sailed out on the ocean

And you told the sailors to say hello

And you told the sailors you had to go

You send me faxes where you used to phone

 

You heard enough to leave me alone

Don't you care?

Or can't you read the words I write to you

 

Bdr okl

 

 

 

 

You Have lost Me

 

You have lost me

I have misplaced the image of your face

You have lost the memory

Of my caress

 

You have lost any love you had for me

Or did you just throw it away

 

 

Sometimes the beauty is too much

Sometimes something good goes bad

Sometimes the softest touch

Throws away,

Erodes away

The love that we had

 

You have lost me

I have lost your tenderness

You have lost the emptiness

Of my caress

 

You have found what you already had

I need your line of abstracted lies

To turn the good times bad

 

Sometimes the beauty is too much

Sometimes something good goes bad

Sometimes the softest touch

Throws away,

Erodes away

The love that we had

 

You have lost me

I have misplaced the image of your face

You have lost the memory of my caress

 

You have lost any love you ever had

Did you just throw it away?

 

Sometimes the beauty is too much

Sometimes something good goes bad

Sometimes the softest touch

Throws away,

Erodes away

The love that we had

 

Bdr okl

 

Life Of Joy

 

 

I'm a leaving town a baby

I'm a leaving town for sure

And then you won't be bothered

With me hanging round your door

Well

That's all right

 

In the morning after

I know where, you know

I'm a leaving town little girl

I'm leaving town for sure

Well that's alright

 

I am nothing

Neither are you

You know it's true

You know it's true

 

It doesn't matter what you make

It doesn't matter who you break

 

I will die and so will you

There's nothing that we can do

It's gonna happen anyway

There's no delay no runaway

I'm a nothing and neither are you

 

A life of joy and a life of pain

A life of loss and a life of gain

 

If love is the saviour

Then love is all I can

It takes me from oblivion

To the heart of significance

 

 

If significance, gives me meaning

And meaning helps me through

Then it's not surprising

That I need love

And so do you

 

Well I'll keep on a yearning

And I'm sure you will too

So I'll love those love songs

To help me through

 

I am nothing and neither are you

You know it's true

But it doesn't matter

I will die and so will you

There's nothing that we can do

 

 

Bdr okl

 

 

I know you'll be waiting

 

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.

 

Driving Along An Old Spanish Road

 

 

I'm driving along an old Spanish street

Racing everyone I'll never meet

The air's still warm but the night is old

The passion's high but the heart's are cold

 

And I love you

Cruise on through the night

I'm homeward bound through your old town

The engine roars as I take it down

And we're talking about yesterday

Laughing at the games we played

And I love you

The night has given us wings

 

We're doing a thousand miles in under a day

The border's close so be careful what you say

We're picking up people we don't understand

We're hiding our money and watching their hands

And I love you

Move on through the night

 

The cops are driving slowly

Watching everything we do

So I put down the pedal

When they're out of view

 

And I love you

You beautiful morning light

 

I'm a speeding agent of the night

You're a speeding agent of the night

And I love you

 

Bdr okl

Calliope

 

 

Some things are just hidden

Some things rot for a later date

She said

“You don't need me anymore, so it's time to end”

“I never loved you”

“But that wasn't the deal”

“You're nothing to me”

“And you are nothing like I thought you'd be”

 

A careful collection of material things

And in the corner a pile of dead skin

She wrapped it in paper

And put it under his bed

The souvenir of the snake

The souvenir of the snake Calliope

 

 

Okr gdl

 

She's waving goodbye

 

 

Where children lie down their hearts

On sand filled pillows

And weep for joy

For a smiling mother

 

Waving

She's waving “goodbye”

 

Turn around and show them your pain

A candle flickers

An old man sits down in the sun smiling

Yellow teeth

 

I kiss your brow

A tighter muscle now

I feel your heart gripping at my chest

 

At night, sometimes you pray,

Sometimes, you touch me

Your presence in every

Moment of silence

 

You bathed in the waters

And the waters turned to wine

And the wine turned to water

The decay in your skin

I scratch mine off before sleeping

 

I could kiss your bones

If I loved your soul

You're gasping for me

Turn around to make me see

Your teardrop on my tongue

Soothes my lust

As I pretend to sleep

 

You bathed in the blood

And the blood turned to love

And the love turned to blood

 

Standing on the roadside

I kiss your brow

A tighter muscle now

You bathed in the waters

And the waters turned to wine

And the love turned to blood

 

Bdr, gdl

Relativity

 

 

You used to dress in red

And I always wore black

You asked who was dead

And I asked who'd come back

 

I used to think the birds flew high

When of course they were near to me

I used to think that we were closely related

But that was an illusion

That was the deception

That was an illusion of relativity

 

You said it was good

You said that we did what we could

And I said all the things that I thought I should

 

You used to dress in red

And I always wore black

You asked who was dead

And I asked if they'd come back

 

You laughed and kissed me

But you never came to rescue me

I asked you where you go when you left me

 

And I always thought that we were close at heart

But relatively speaking we were miles apart

 

All I ever wanted was you

All I ever wanted was you to be my friend, and my lover

But all you ever wanted from me was a mother, father, sister and brother

 

You said it was good

You said that we did what we could

And I said all the things that I thought I should

And relatively speaking

We did relatively well

And we thought it was heaven

When, of course, it was hell

You used to dress in red

And I always wore black

You asked if I was dead

And I asked if you'd come back

 

You laughed and kissed me

But you never came to rescue me

And I always thought that we were closely related

But that was the deception of relativity

 

Okr, okl

 

 

 

Slice of Hell

 

 

Coz I've got something to say

I will say it anyway

Coz you will hit and run

I will sit and play

Coz you will dent my pride

There will be songs I will sing tonight

 

Coz you will dent my pride

There will be songs through this darkest night

I will sing to passing cars

From the silent layby

A thousand people prepare for the show

They turn up early and sit in the glow

Of a hot, summer evening, cold breeze window

 

As the darkness bends the night to day

Betrayal bends hope to hate

Too many people will talk to my back

Too many brides will dress me in black

Too many lovers will fall at my feet

It's a life of crimes and rhymes to delete

 

There's a cold, grey child inside of me

Walking the streets in the search of beauty

Lighting fires for all to see

I kick down this door and cough up a key

 

I steal this song from an old seashell

I stand on the corner trying to sell

My mother's milk for a slice of hell

 

You looked this way and saw nobody

I trusted you and you betrayed me

I will swim in the lake

And you will drink in the sea

 

As the darkness bends the night to day

Betrayal bends hope to hate

Too many people will talk to my back

Too many brides will dress me in black

Too many lovers will fall at my feet

It's a life of crimes and rhymes to delete

 

There's a cold, grey child inside of me

Walking the streets in the search of beauty

Lighting fires for all to see

I kick down this door and cough up a key

You can steal this song from an old seashell

I stand on the corner trying to sell

My mother's milk for a slice of hell

 

Okr gdl

 

 

The Runaway

 

 

Out of the door and into the night

In the cold, late rain, she thumbed for a ride

She had golden lights in her eyes

Drive me to obscurity, her heart lied

 

Spiralling the grey and rainy town

I know with this day I am going to drown

Numbed from the pain of hating that I've done

I'm a hostage to myself and I'm loading the gun

 

There's always a distance you can go by car

I need to be moved so very far

Mistakes in the navigation of the stars

Can leave you lonely, lost and scarred

 

She was unlucky in a fortunate way

Someone could see that she was a runaway

He said he'd take her home or turn her in

Then the cold and pain came rushing in

 

You've trapped me with your kindness she cried

Then you misunderstood and left me bitter inside

 

You trapped me with your gentle, loving side

And cursed me with the kisses of your pride

 

For k

Okr, okl

You can postulate

 

 

You can postulate about love and hate

You can tell me never's better than late

You can blow me a kiss and make me wait

But I've got misgivings about our mistake

 

It's a script notated, Police investigated

Children shot dead, information collated

It's a case of psychosis, underestimated

 

But there's nothing for nobody that I don't know

You're asking me if I'm ready to grow

I'll eat an apple by a flooded road

And in a cloud swept reflection

I will watch you go

 

We can preach about clearing the streets of lead

But I think we better start with our heads instead

Coz there's a ghost of a chance

That we're already dead

 

Well you came to me on a midnight train

You said if you could you'd try to explain

You rode a red horse that walked in pain

It's a beautiful excuse but baby it's lame

 

Oh you don't want love or money honey

You said you want fame

 

Okr, gdl

You Know That Idea

 

 

You know that idea about the tree falling

If you don't see it, then does it fall?

You've heard about the liberation

And what happens to the tall

 

Now, what if you don't see me on the TV

And, what if you don't hear me call

Does it mean I just don't exist?

Does it mean you don't care at all?

 

And will you invite me

Will you invite me

Will you invite me

To your secret ball

 

I'm driving south of the river

There's a woman in a chair

She's pushing herself along the road

The drivers are thinking, “yeah, she's got a nerve”

She's stranded coz there's no break in the kerb

 

So the middle of the road isn't safe anymore

And there's no way out when you block the door

And you don't mind

Till we move next door

And aren't you protected by the law?

 

You know that idea about the tree falling

If you don't see it, then does it fall?

You've heard about our liberation

And what happens to the tall

 

Now, what if you don't see me on the TV

And, what if you don't hear me call

Does it mean I just don't exist?

Does it mean you don't care at all?

 

And will you invite me

Will you invite me

Will you invite me

To your secret ball

 

Okr, okl dis

 

You know what I mean

 

 

See yourself driving along an old desert road

It is night

All you can see is what you've got in your lights

See the white lines moving along

You're moving on

 

It's just you and me travelling

It's just you and me moving along

You know what I mean

Feels so good

Going round the mountains

Feels so good

It's the kind of trip

That makes you feel good to be alive

 

The sky is a kind of electric blue

You know what I mean

It's just you and me

Feels so good just driving along

 

You're holding me

The sky is a kind of electric blue

The sort that makes you feel good to be alive

 

Okr, okl

The kiss of life

 

 

I held her with a psychic kiss

As we lay in an Edward Hopper field

I said I am sorry

But you know this love ain't real

 

There's a change in the air

And the trees are swaying

Resounding reactions to my fading speech

Casting shadows on this love I seek

 

It's been said that we never kill time

The time only ever kills you

So it has to be the kiss of love

Or it's the kiss of death for you

 

You're writing poems

With sunlight on your window

But no-one understands

You're calling my name

With a language of your hands

 

And I haven't got what you want from me

There's nothing much left for you to see

And you are nothing

Like I hoped you'd be

 

It's been said that we never kill time

The time only ever kills you

You have to be the lover of my life

Or it's the death of my love for you

 

I love the life that I'm living

The beauty that permeates my being

I love this life that I'm living

But I don't want to die alone

I don't want to die a long way from home

I don't want to die without a love of my own

 

It's been said that we never kill time

The time only ever kills you

So it has to be the lover of life

Or it's the love of death for you

I used to be a mercenary

But now I'm working for my heart

 

 

 

I used to be the kind of man

Who would tear himself a part

I'm sorry if I misunderstood you

I'm sorry if I made you cry

But it hurt me too, to continue the lie

 

It's been said that we never kill time

The time only ever kills you

So it has to be the kiss of love

Or it's the death of my life with you

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love life

 

 

Love life, she said

Love life, she said

 

Now open your eyes

To the brightness of a midnight sky

Whatever the question

The answers gonna be why

 

Decay and birth surrounds the earth

And fills us with joy and pain

I look at me, I look at us

And all I can feel is shame

 

Love life, she said

Love life, she said

 

Surround your world with lies

Protect your life with death

With a world that's full of dust

You have no-one to love

Coz there's no-one left

 

There's joy in a man who opens his eyes

To the visionless life he leads

Awe in the heart of an eye

At the sight of all the possibilities

 

Love life, she said

Love life, she said

Love

 

The accidental harmony

 

 

It felt so good, but I could see

By the way, she looked at me

That there had been

An incidental, accidental harmony

 

So I said, “where will you go and

What will you do?

Because you know my pretty baby

I will never forget you”

 

Can we collude, or will we collide?

Will we unite, will we coincide?

 

An accidental, coincidental, confidential harmonize

 

You're moving me around

Around and around

I'm spinning a charm

On the same old groud

 

I got your name, and you know my role

I'll give you a call

When I break

When I break

When I break that code

 

So I said, “where will you go and

What will you do?

Because you know my pretty baby

I will never forget you”

 

It felt so good, but I could see

By the way, she looked at me

That there had been

An incidental, accidental harmony

 

So I said, “where will you go and

What will you do?

Because you know my pretty baby

I will never forget you”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Touch anybody tonight

 

 

Trees throw their arms open to me

The cliff is so beautiful

That I could fall from it

To the cold, black sea

 

And if this is not sea spray

Then I shall say

That these are teardrops

That fell from deep inside me

 

They say the Police

Are killing the young

Children of South American slums

They chase them

They burn them

They shoot them dead

Through the apex of a cross

Carved in their head

 

Now don't tell me

That this is neither the place

Or the time

And don't tell me

That neither of our faces

Fit this crime

Coz I don't know

If I could not feel guilty

And I don't feel

That I could touch

Anybody tonight

 

The rich man and the poor man

Can live side by side

But the children of the poor

Will pay the price

Rich thieves who kill poor thieves

Need no alibis

They pay their secret Police

To sing lethal lullabies

 

I'm too wealthy to walk safely

I'm too weak to sincerely do

What I know to be right

If I could not feel guilty

And I don't feel

That I could touch

Anybody tonight

 

The Glass Child

 

 

I've been changing for a long time

The lesson's not easy today

Talk about love, talk about life

Talk, talk, our lives away

 

 

You swam in my ocean

Said the waters polluted with lies

Say what you want, do what you will

But you'll never look me in the eye

 

It's no wonder that I'm lonely

It's no wonder that I'm dying inside

How could you love a person?

Who pollutes, kills, then hides

 

A dark, heart paragraph

A gentle refrain

A false start, dead heat

Repeated again

 

The expense of lust

In an act of shame

I won't call you

Don't call me again

 

I'm lying in my bed

In this half lit land

Watching the sea

Covered in sand

 

I think about the glass child

Lasted just a short while

Buried in this half lit land

And the waves break a breaking

I lied and the child was taken

I thought I was right

My identity was mistaken

 

The knife that carves out pain in you

Leaves a vessel for joy to run through

The pain is untainted

When the heart is true

You'll feel the beauty come out of you

Out of the blue

 

You swam in my ocean

Said the waters polluted with lies

Say what you want, do what you will

But you'll never look me in the eye

 

It's no wonder that I'm lonely

It's no wonder that I'm dying inside

How could you love a person?

Who pollutes, kills, then hides

 

A dark, heart paragraph

A gentle refrain

A false start, dead heat

Repeated again

 

I've been changing for a long time

The lesson's not easy today

Talk about love, talk about life

Talk, talk, our lives away

 

 

 

Lost in time

 

 

No matter how long you stand for time

Time never stands still for you

You never wanna be lost in time

Until someone gets to loving you

 

The sadness that I have for broken dreams

You held me in a deep, dark blue

The love that I found in a waking dream

And a hand that struck me with truth

 

No matter how long you stand for time

Time never stands still for you

You never wanna be lost in time

Until someone gets to loving you

 

Now I could see when you looked at me

The meaning in our time

There's more to love you said

Than a breaking of the bread and wine

 

You held my face, you held my heart

I held you in my mind

There's nothing better in a love you said

Than a heart that's honest and kind

 

No matter how long you stand for time

Time never stands still for you

You never wanna be lost in time

Until someone gets to loving you

 

I'm here at least until the day I die

Something ought to be said

Because there's hearts and dreams

And hundreds of things

Broken along with the bread

 

No matter how long you stand for time

Time never stands still for you

You never wanna be lost in time

Until someone gets to loving you

 

Your time is here

 

 

Someone's gonna help you

Learn to help yourself

Someone's gonna help you

Get back in contact with yourself

 

Someone's gonna take the kisses of the past

And plant them in a field of blue

You'll feel the fields of love

Grow deep inside of you

 

Someone's gonna help you feel alive

Someone's gonna help you not to die

Someone's gonna fill you with a beauty

That will meet more than the back of an eye

 

You can watch the clouds go by

You can watch the clouds go by

You can watch the clouds go by

Through the bars of your chosen rage

 

Today, someone will reveal

That it's a backdrop to a second rate stage

 

Your time has come

Your time has come

Look to your heart

Your time has come

 

Your time is here

Your time is here

Your time is here

 

 

I'm Out Of My Mind

 

 

I held you in my arms

While the music played

Now the sky's lit up

And the air is cold

But in my heart

There's this love we made

 

Now I don't know why

And I don't know how

And I don't know
If I should be saying this now

 

But there was a meaning

Behind the meeting

That didn't touch your eye

 

So I kiss hello

And we'll sing goodbye

Coz I maybe be a clown

But you'll never see me cry

 

Everybody's talking to you

Knowing what you want

You'll do what you do

You move me up and down

In an ocean of you

When an undercurrent

Took me from view

 

Now I'm out of my mind

And it looks like I'm out of yours too

Now I'm out of my mind

And it looks like I'm out of yours too

 

A hundred dancers spinning

A thousand jackpots winning

A million mad hat, Cheshire cats, are grinning

They're all grinning

 

It took one scratch

From a burned out mismatch

But it didn't stop

The innocents

The innocents

From swinging

 

You can drink to my health

But I won't trust you

But then I damn well don't

Trust myself too

 

Everybody's talking to you

Knowing what you want

You'll do what you do

You move me up and down

In an ocean of you

 

Now I'm out of my mind

And it looks like I'm out of yours too

Now I'm out of my mind

And it looks like I'm out of yours too

 

I held you in my arms while the music played

And the sky lit up at the break of day

And in my heart

Is this love that I can't deny

And I don't know what to do

But I'll never cry

 

So if I won't kiss and tell

So I'll kiss and sing goodbye

 

Now I'm out of my mind

And it looks like I'm out of yours too

Now I'm out of my mind

And it looks like I'm out of yours too

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grateful 28 October ‘90

 

When I was a child in need of material things
The local politician would his camera man bring
Him and the local charity would help me
Help them get some free publicity
Now I've seen some jokers and roller skaters
On charity runs run right past us
I felt so sorry because they didn't understand
They thought handicapped meant cap in hand
And you thought disabled meant unable

Since Johnny's tragic accident


When of course it means that we've been

He's been


DIS-ENABLED

And I was told that it was no one's fault
And I was told to be grateful
For anything they bought
But I've never seen the working class
Licking out the rich kid's ass
Or brushing the dust off the politician's coat
For getting them their rightful vote
So I don't think that I should be grateful
For the way you make me feel disabled
No I don't think that I should be grateful
For the way you add "dis" to able

Plato said he'd rather be dead

Than a man without a hand
But I'd rather be me than him any day
Because he just couldn't understand

 

 Now I don't think that you should be allowed

To feel good for what you've done
Oh what you done,

What you done, oh what you done?

'Cause when it comes to understanding

Here's the point of the story!

It takes more than a charity run
When it comes to change
It takes more
Than a program packed with fun
When it comes to brotherly love
It takes more than a sentimental song

0h sing it to me


More than a million pounds
That the last event wrung

That's handkerchief's full of teardrops
Not door bells or telephones [telethons]
Disabled is a euphemism for
Victims of a social apartheid
You better believe it baby'

* Apologies to Plato who probably didn't say that he'd rather be
dead than not have any hands. Unfortunately Aristotle, who did
say near enough the same thing, was a bit of a mouthful, so
Plato was the next best philosopher who, in syllabic terms at
least, was more appropriate

. Simon Smith

 

 

 

Cog 24 Nov 1990



Do you ever wake from dreams
Where you fall in love
Do you ever go to sleep
And not want to wake up?

Do you ever feel like
A cog on a wheel
Moved around by
The force of evil?

Do you ever talk of devils
Then try to hide
The angels and devils
That you keep inside?

Do you ever put up
A vicious fight
When you know all along
That you're not right?

Feels like evil
Yeah that's evil
Do you ever
Wake from dreams?

 

 

The waking moments

 

 

If I dreamt that I had you here

Would that be enough my dear?

Would the waking moments

Always be too near

 

And the feelings that I've had

And the depths that I've dived

Could the dream be

Could it be all I need?

 

Would the waking moments

Always be too sad for me

 

Would the waking moments

Always be here

 

 

 

Ngr, okl

I'm not singing a protest song

 

 

Now I'm not singing a protest song

But I ain't saying that nothing is wrong

For I just thought you'd like to come along

And see how I feel

 

Now I'm not trying to spoil your day

But maybe I'd like to change your ways

I just thought you'd like to play

And see how you feel

 

Now I'm not here coz I ain't got nothing to do

There's a life I have outside of me and you

I just thought that I was almost through

So how do you feel?

 

Now I'm not aiming to attack

But, maybe, I got up your back

I just thought that you might be getting stuck

So how do you feel?

 

Now I'm not just looking for a friend

Coz it's all the same in the end

I just thought you had to condescend

To see how I feel?

 

Ngl, okl

 

Little By Little 14 November '90

 

Little by little I will go away
Little by little you will learn the lines
That you've got say, you've got to say
Little by little I will fall from view
Little by little I will lose you
Learn about a life without you


A place in my mind that I will go
A place in my life that you got to know
A scar in my heart that I'm proud to show
You said not to stay so we went with the flow

I've been taught about passion many a time
I've been taught about love and given the signs
I've been taught about the way we're meant to be
I followed the river and you flowed through me

There's a peace in my heart when you are near
It's something I love, something that's dear
It's something to lose and its loss I fear
The river is pure and the river is clear

 

Flying with the angels

 

I'm on the side of the angels

And the helicopters are flying high

I am with you

Wrapped in the lightness

Of this midnight sky

 

Just look at that

Aint it something?

Just look at me

Aint I somebody?

 

Well we're flying

With the angels tonight

We're blinded

By their guiding lights

 

I am with you

I am with you in this deepest blue

I am keeping your heart in view

Can you hear them singing

Or is it the blades just humming?

 

Ngr, gdl

 

You surrendered, but there wasn't a war

 

You surrendered but there wasn't a war

You're crawling around, on a cold tile floor

You're calling my name

Oh, you're clutching at straws

 

I'd rather be alone, than be seen with you

I'd rather be bored, than be with you

I'd rather decompose out of view

Than be buried in a grave with you

 

My heart is speaking now

How could you allow?

Yourself to do, yourself to do

This to me

 

I'd rather forgive, than forget

I'd rather we had never met

I'd rather admit, to my regret

Than live to the rules

That you try to set

 

The distance of time

Oh, time is unkind

My heart can speak

In languages as soft as pain

 

My heart is speaking now

How could you allow?

Yourself to do, yourself to do

This to me

 

Impulsion and compulsion

Impulsion and compulsion

Betrayal, Betrayal, Betrayal

And amnesia

 

You surrendered but there wasn't a war

You're crawling around, on a cold tile floor

You're calling my name

Oh, you're clutching at straws

 

 

The train of the wedding gown

 

 

Love is a simple and beautiful thing

Sometimes, there's pain and the baggage that it brings

Sometimes, the train of the wedding gown

Pulls the hearts of the lovers, lovers down

 

Is it possible for a man and a woman to live together

To have sex and children, to love forever

The pain and turmoil, the turmoil and pain

The conflict and strain

 

Is it possible to, to be free, but always with me

Is this thought so bad, will you always be, always be with me?

Is the nature of love, the nature of love, always to be sad with me

 

Love is a simple and beautiful thing

Sometimes, there's pain and the baggage that it brings

Sometimes, the doubts and fears, sometimes the lust and tears

Sometimes, the green and sometimes the greed

Is all that the devil needs

 

Oh love, oh love, oh love is a simple and beautiful thing

But sometimes there's pain in the baggage it brings

Sometimes, the train of the wedding gown

Pulls the hearts of the lovers, lovers down

 

Sometimes, the doubts and fears, sometimes the lust and tears

Sometimes, the green and sometimes the greed

Is all that the devil needs

Is all that the devil needs

 

Oh love, oh love, oh love is a simple and beautiful thing

It's just the realization it brings

The emptiness in your life

The emptiness in your life

The emptiness in your life

 

Is it possible for a man and a woman to live together

To have sex and children, to love forever

 

Ngr, okl

The neighbours I know

 

 

There's Chris and Louis, Martin and Joe

The Johnsons, Marie, Fiona and co.

There's Shaun and Carl, the kids and Flo

These are a few of the neighbours I know

 

There's black and white, rich and poor

The good and bad on each other's door

There's loud and quiet, the humble and brash

The eager to please and eager to smash

 

The kind at heart and the kind of smart

The quick to fly and the slow to die

The clever and thick and the mud that sticks

The sexy, the strange, the noise of the planes

 

The quiet affair, the ones who don't care

The medium, the rare, the neighbourhood stare

The girl who goes bare

The boy with no hair

 

The disabled man with his disability van, (a Porsche)

The disabled lady with her husband, Brady,

And four kids, Patrick, Sharon, Lesley and Sadie

 

The car washing co., who sparkle and glow

The bikers, commuters, the unemployed and the unknown

The rich man, the poor man, the beggar man and thief

That just about covers my neighbourhood brief

 

Ngr okl

 

 

Happy All the Time
July ‘90

 

You cannot judge the man by the funeral
You cannot judge a man at all
You cannot hold a precious thing forever
One day you've got to let it fall

I cannot keep you happy all the time
I cannot say "I'm yours and you're mine"
I cannot say, "I'll love you forever"
But you know I'll keep you in my mind.

We cannot understand all our feelings
I cannot say I know how you feel
We cannot empathize in every way
But understanding helps the scars to heal.

Now they can not do what isn't right for them
They can only help when it suits their needs
They cannot do what they do not want
If they want they'll laugh while you bleed

She cannot say what's right for her is right for him
They cannot search for meaning without pain
She suffers his light heart life for too long
Now he laughs at her as she takes him back again
.
You and I cannot deny the judging that we do
When we stand so proud in these justice halls
I used to think these walls could hear
But now I know it's just these eyes have walls.

 

When it's too late

 

 

I can hear you calling

From a window in my mind

You wave in the morning light

As you leave the world behind

 

I can hear you call

There's a ? in your eyes

You smile in the morning light

As you leave the world behind

 

? Child

Let you sleep

The world is cruel sometimes

I think of you and I wonder

I can feel your shadow shine

 

I can feel your shadow shine

Always smile when I walked in

I guess I'm cruel sometimes

I always kissed you “Hello”

You always wave “Goodbye”

You always read between the lines

When it's too late

When it's too late

 

Then we see our mistakes

Then we see our mistakes

I do not want to idolise you

I do not want to enshrine you

I just want you to know

That it's me throwing pebbles

At your window

 

When it's too late

When it's too late

We see our mistakes

We see our mistakes

 

It could have been a different world

It could have been the sweetest kiss

It could have been the secrets kept

In the most unlikely place

 

Well you held me all night

And you said it's ok

The heavens above

Will look another way

But I don't know

No I don't know

If this is a thing

That I should be involved in

 

 

The Shadow of Beauty

 

 

The birds spiralled over our houses

And covered us in the shadow of beauty

And the sky was a grey and mauve

I stood at my window

I wish that they would never go away

I wish that you'd stay

 

The beauty of the world is a light

In the darkest night

The beauty of your love for me

Is a light to help me see

The beauty of the world

Will help you set yourself free

 

In the night I hear you calling me

Whispering tenderly

In the night I hear you calling me

Whispering tenderly

Calling to my keeper

Calling to my keeper

To set me free

To set me free

 

The birds spiralled over our houses

And covered us in the shadow of beauty

And the sky was a grey and mauve

I stood at my window

I wish that they would never go away

I wish that you'd stay

 

The beauty of the world is a light

In the darkest night

The beauty of your love for me

Is a light to help me see

The beauty of the world

Will help you set yourself free

 

In the night I hear you calling me

Whispering tenderly

In the night I hear you calling me

Whispering tenderly

Calling to my keeper

Calling to my keeper

To set me free

To set me free

 

 

The Dangers Of Loving You

Where am I
Am I in your head?
What colour am I
Almost a blood red?
You could have chosen a colder man
Almost the silent spirit sang

For a woman I'd rather leave alone, you've warmed me to the bone
For a person who scares me, for a person who scares me
You've weakened me,
Oh you've weakened me.

Is it the thrill of the fear
Is it the beauty of holding you near
Is it a case of hard to reach
Is there poison in this Holy feast
Is there poison in this feast.

So many unresolved amourettes
A case of never really met
And best
To forget

Sometimes I take a dangerous risk
In holding my heart to your gentle kiss
Sometimes I take
A dangerous risk.

And my body is aching
And I'm all confused
But it's a cycle of events
That I always choose
An action paragraph
That's been
Cut in
Half.

So I question the speed and I wonder if it's lust
'Cause I never really know what's going on between us

I could look for you in a lonely life or two
But there's something about a chase that obliterates your face
So it's a case of theft or a price to pay

For a woman I'd rather leave alone, you've warmed me to the bone
A person who scares me, for a person whose weakness scares me
You've weakened me, oh you've weakened me.

So let me tell you that it's not always enough
It's not enough to be told
And I told you and I told me too
But I forgot to tell all of me
About the dangers of wanting you
About the dangers of loving you


29.10.1990 Simon Smith

 

 

The Devils Whore


There's people in the world
Who want to
Destroy me and you
There's people who want to
Break the beautiful old
And the beautiful few
There's people
Who'll fight a war
And wear the garter
Of the devils whore

There's people who try to explain their behaviour
There's people who'll wait for the work of the saviour
They'll be sitting in their pious places
Hailing Mary and their saving graces
But I don't know if we exist after death
I don't know if we'll be judged
But God if you can hear me
Please have mercy on this dark soul of mine

I can not pretend to be so good
And my honesty is no saving grace
I am not so honest that I can have
Just one suit and just one face

Oh I'm not beautiful
And my soul is not so old
And though I've been a whore
The devil's no longer my madam
But we've done some deals
And she holds me still
To these old seals

And the gang is always there
Sitting by the shores of death
The devils whores of death
The devils whores of death

25.5.1990 Simon Smith

 




The sky is a beautiful grey

The love of a woman and the love of a man
The love of a child and the lie of the land
The love of the people and the touch of your hand
The love for a person who you half understand

The sky is a beautiful grey and blue
I've got this sense of peace from the breeze
May be it'll pass over you
May be you'll catch my thoughts
And you'll be pleased
I've got this sense of you

From the breeze

The blue in your eyes and your body on mine
The things that you said on the telephone line
The kisses you gave me were the soul loving kind
But there's something we lost and there's someone to find

I've seen some friends today and we had a good time
I'm alone now but  I'm feeling fine
It's true I miss you

But the sky is a beautiful grey and blue

The cool of the evening
The highs and the lows
The cool of the morning
Goodbyes and hellos
The traitor within me who takes me away
Away from your soul in the warmth of the day.

I created some things today,
Not as good as that blue and grey
But that's O.K.
I did it 'cos I love it and I love the blue and grey
I'm feeling so lucky that it passed this way.

The heat of the night the heat of the noon
The coldness of the mourning, that death came too soon
The planting in springtime and the burial at sea
The soul loving kind that comes back to me

The sky is a beautiful grey and blue
I've got this sense of peace from, the breeze
May be it will pass over you
May be you'll catch my thoughts and you'll be pleased
I've got this sense of peace from, the breeze


30.6.1990 Simon Smith

 


It's half way through the week

It's half way through the week
There's letters still unsent
It's half way through the month
I'm still owing on the rent

There's a tide coming in
There's water at my feet
The visitors book is full
There's a lover still to meet.

She's stepping in puddles
In an early morning street.
She thinks our chance has gone
And the finder always keeps.

The cinematic kiss
The silence of retreat
The smell of the shore
After months at sea
A life of loss leaders
Are coming home for me.

"What could have been
May never be."


3.1990 Simon Smith

To-My-Future-Partner

She said the words were beautiful
That I said about you
She said the words were beautiful
But I don't know if they're true

I think back to times
When I was alone
I think back to times
When I was alone
I think back to times

There's mystical lines on the face you drew
On the map of the land the sea
Where I was conceived
There's mystical lines
That pass between you and me

Now I've got a twin from another life
She said be calm take my arm
Hold on tight

Two men were talking
And I kissed your knee
We swam in blue waters
And they handcuffed me
They held me down
They held me down
They held me down
But I'm not sorry

You don't seem to move
But behind that strobe of light
You dance

I can feel you

The tears you cried found their way to me
Like crocodiles

Reptiles
Tied up
Set free

20.11.1990 Simon Smith

 

 

Second Best
14.3.1990 Simon Smith

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.  

 

1989

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I've Come To Meet You Half Way 7.1990 Simon Smith

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

Johnny And Sue 7.1989 Copyright Simon Smith

  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  

 

Loving Leo

Tonight I dreamt that you were a scorpio

Oh and when we were a loving, you were a loving leo

I saw that you changed and rearranged

I asked you to leave your man and you said no

Oh and when we were a loving , you were a loving leo

 

I saw them pin up that dress, I saw the Priest about to bless

I saw that you changed, you rearranged and I guess that you couldn't care less

I asked you to leave your man and you said no

And when we were a loving , Baby, you were a loving leo

 

I saw the loss, the loss that led nowhere

You looked at me, from beneath, your lovely hair

You looked at me and whispered that you just didn't care

I asked you to leave your man and you said no

Oh but when we were a loving, Baby, you were a loving leo

 

I couldn't cry, I guess the reasons why

I didn't stand a chance, but I kept on looking for your romantic glance

I saw you'd changed, I saw you'd rearranged

I went, when you told me, when you told me to go

But sometimes it takes a dream to tell us what's been real

Sometimes it takes a feeling, to tell us the way we feel

Sometimes it takes too long, to understand what went wrong

 

Last night I dreamt you were a loving scorpio

But when we were a loving , you were a loving leo

I saw that you'd changed and saw that you'd rearranged

I asked you to leave your man and you said no

And when we were a loving, you were a loving leo

 

I saw them pin up that dress

I saw the Priest about to bless

I saw that you'd changed, I saw you couldn't care less

I saw the loss, below that loving cross

A loss that led nowhere

 

I couldn't cry, I couldn't cry

I couldn't cry, but I guess the reasons why

I didn't stand a chance

Oh, but I kept on looking, for your romantic glance

I saw you change, when you told me to go

When you told me to leave you

I knew you weren't a loving leo

But sometimes it takes a dream to tell us what's been real

Sometimes it takes a feeling, to tell us what we feel

 

He Kicks Off His Shoes

He kicks off his shoes

Lies back on his bed

Puts his hand behind his neck

To take the weight of his head

 

Looks across to his wife

Eyes are so sore

Crying that tells the world

She can't take any more

 

The Government, are pulling,

The economy into place

Bringing back the smiles

On the rich kids' face

 

The Government are making up

For lost ground

The Government are happy,

Coz they can't hear the sound

 

The middle classes,

Bringing their fears around

Rents go up, inflation goes down,

Crimes goes up and the town feels down

 

Children grow up

And parents break down

Thatcher stood up

And no-one knocked her down

 

Kicks off his shoes

Lies back on his bed

Puts his hand behind his neck

To take the weight of his head

 

Looks across to his wife

Eyes are so sore

Crying that tells the world

She can't take any more

 

The Government, are pulling,

The economy into place

Bringing back the smiles

On the rich kids' face

 

Some Say We Go To Heaven

 

Some say we go to heaven

Some say we go to hell

Some say we're going nowhere

I don't know where we go

When they ring that bell

 

Now the followers of religion

The religion of Spiritualism

Confirm in their belief

Affirm in their belief

 

I've always had my doubts

And I always will

From a belief

Is there for it there to kill

 

Mother Nature plays games

When you want to know what's true

To tease us all

And she teases you

 

But he plays games

You think you are the best of friends

You are never quite sure

When the friendship ends

Sun Comes Up

 

Sun comes up

The rain falls down

The moon follows the sun

The rainbow goes round

 

There's smoke from my car

It follow me home

I shut it from my mind

But it wont leave me alone

 

The river kills the fish

It's the diplomatic war

When the river starts to die

They fill it some more

 

There's dead fish

Who are laying

On the shore

 

This money's ok

For I like it too

When we've earned this money

It will be the end of me and you

 

There's a feeling in the air

You can feel it too

Everyone knows

What they've got to do

 

This Government

It makes us fools

And doesn't do

What it knows to be best

Their priority's the profit

They just don't worry for the rest

 

One day you're gonna die

Live your life to its full

Not every joy

Is worth

The beauty

The beauty of this earth

 

There's smoke from my car

It follows me

 

There's smoke from my car

It follow me home

I shut it from my mind

But it wont leave me alone

 

The sun comes up

The rain falls down

The moon follows the sun

The rainbow goes round

 

The river kills the fish

It's the diplomatic war

When the river starts to die

They fill it some more

There'a a fish laying

On the shore

 

Now money's ok

And I like it too

But the way we earn this money

Is the enemy in you

 

There's a feeling in the air

You can feel it too

Everyone wants to know

What they got to do

 

This Government

It makes us fools

It doesn't do

What it knows to be best

Their priority's the profit

They just don't worry for the rest

 

One day you die

Live life to its full

The earth is great

A joy can be worth

The beauty of this earth

 

What joy can be worth

The beauty of this earth

What joy can be worth

The beauty of this earth

 

One day you die

 

There's smoke from my car

It follow me home

I shut it from my mind

But it wont leave me alone

 

The river kills the fish

A diplomatic war

When the river starts to die

They fill it some more

 

There's a fish

Laying on the shore

 

The sun comes up

The rain falls down

It follows the sun

The rainbow comes round

 

The smoke from my car

It follow me home

I shut it from my mind

But it wont leave me alone

 

Wont leave me alone

 

 

John And Marie

 

 

 

 

John and Marie they went out to tea

He said “somebody keeps turning out the light, so I can't see”

Marie said “sometimes we take out the bulb ourselves”

So, one night, Marie screwed the bulb back in

She turned the power on, all that time, John had been wrong

All that time, John, oh John had been wrong

 

Well I've sang a song, about somebody doing something wrong

When, of course, it was me all along

I said a prayer, that you'd be alright

Then I went out, looking for a fight

Oh I said a prayer, that you'd be alright

Then I went out, looking for a fight

 

A girl I knew, swore to God, and to her man

That no matter what, she'd always be at hand

He left her for another girl, left her to play her part

Well she's still there, her hand on heart

Well she's still there, her hand on heart

Well, she's still there, she's just playing,

She's just playing, her part

 

Well I've sang a song, about somebody doing something wrong

When, of course, it was me all along

 

The hooker and the whore, and the boy next door

They all agreed they knew, where they stood

The hooker, the whore, on the corner of the street

And the man and his heart, under their feet

 

Well I've sang a song, about somebody doing something wrong

When, of course, it was me all along

I said a prayer, that you'd be alright

Then I went out, looking for a fight

I went looking for a fight

 

 

 

You Pass Me By

 

 

I saw you walking past me

I gave a sign so you could see

You pass me by

You pass me by

You never stop to ask me, ask me why

 

The winter wind blew through me

I placed poems in the dead sea

 

You pass me by

You pass me by

You never stop to ask me, ask me why

 

The waves thought nothing of me

Their poetry seemed plain to see

 

You pass me by

You pass me by

You didn't even stop to say “goodbye”

 

 

Lying Like We've Never Lied

 

 

Say you're gonna to leave me anyway

The feeling I've got is going to be today

I couldn't wait, so I guess I'll have to pay

The impatience of the heart, so ready to betray

 

Said you were gonna call back

When you hair was done

I don't know how you do it

But it must be bloody fun

 

Always so relieved when my life just runs along

But time passes so slowly

When my feelings are so strong

Everything's a task

When I am not in your mind

The pressures I am putting on you

Are leaving me behind

 

The first kiss to the last wave

Of your hand as you say “goodbye”

From the first dance to the last chance

To tell myself the lies

 

The speeding of the car

And the wind is in your hair

And we're lying like we've never lied

And we lie that we don't care

 

Life is speeding past us

And its waving us “goodbye”

Singing us silent melodies

As we lie like we've never lied

As we lie like we've never lied

 

To live our life is one thing

If we live it to its full

But to hide behind these lies

Makes us into fools

 

The saddest waste of time

That time will ever kill

So if you've got something bad to say

For God's sake say it anyway

 

So from the first kiss

To the last wave of your hand

As you say “goodbye”

From the first dance to the last chance

To tell myself the lies

 

The speeding of the car

And the wind is in your hair

And we're lying like we've never lied

And we lie that we don't care

 

Life is speeding past us

And its waving us “goodbye”

Singing us silent melodies

As we lie like we've never lied

As we lie like we've never lied

 

 

 

 

 

The pinstriped politician

 

 

The pin striped politician

Explains to his business friends

The political pros and cons

Of driving a Mercedes Benz

 

They laugh together

Menus in hand

As the old boys pretend

To understand

 

When they were kids

They understood the major differences

Between bad and good

Now it seems

That lies are in

They hide behind

Their desire to win

 

The pin striped politician

Is asked by his son to say

Where between the devil and Christ

His intentions lay

 

Looked at his son

With a forgiving grin

Said, “you know my son”

“You should never sin”

 

 

Peter plays pick up

 

 

Peter plays pick up

With the girls that he meets

Charms them with his eyes

And knocks them off their feet

Charms them with his lies

Lies between the sheets

Peter's life's been easy

Easy come and go

There's nobody knows Peter

And no-one Peter knows

 

Paul pays for everyone

And keeps them all amused

Feels lonely after parties

And complains of being used

Consoles himself alone at night

Something's got to change

Buys himself a new suit

From the latest in the range

 

Steven's in the parlour

Counting out the money

Looks at his lover

And says something funny

Looking for excuses

In the sorrow of her eyes

Looking for the truth

With a heart full of lies

 

Mark lost his lover

Cried a thousand tears

Filled his heart with regrets

Of how he'd spent his years

Looks out the window

Things look strange

Saw his reflection

Saw that he'd changed

 

Luke followed his heart

And did what he felt was best

Cast down his nets

And gave away the rest

All his life he'd felt alone

All his life he never felt at home

 

All his life he'd felt alone

All his life he never felt at home

 

Can you tell me

 

 

Can you tell me what you're feeling?

Can you tell me which way to go?

I've been wondering about you lately

I don't want to hurt you

I just want to know

 

I can't say I'm in love

I can't say coz I just don't know

I've been wondering about you lately

Can you tell me which way to go

 

This river runs its course

It runs it course

But a driver he follows his nose

There's a wind that comes each winter

They all know which way to go

 

I've been wondering about you lately

There's something I want to know

I've been wondering about you lately

Can you tell me which way to go?

 

I ain't gonna say I don't care

About what you have to say

I ain't gonna ask for lies

I'll just take what you put my way

 

Tell me which way to go

 

 

Baby, tell me, tell me which way to go

Coz baby I just don't know

Baby, can you help me?

Can you help me know?

 

Don't say you love me

Just love me today

Don't make promises

That will blow away

Don't do nothing

That will make me go

Coz baby, baby, baby

I'm feeling low

 

Baby, baby, I'm lying here alone

Baby, I'm cold to the bone

Baby, can you help me

Baby, will you dirve to my home

 

Don't say you love me

Just love me today

Don't make promises

That will blow away

Don't do nothing

That will make me go

Coz baby, baby, baby

I'm feeling low

 

Baby, baby, when we're not together

We're alone

Baby, can you help me?

Baby, can you come home

 

Don't say you love me

Just love me today

Don't make promises

That will blow away

Don't do nothing

That will make me go

Coz baby, baby, baby

I'm feeling low

 

Don't say you love me

Just love me today

Don't make promises

That will blow away

Don't do nothing

That will make me go

Coz baby, baby, baby

I'm feeling low

 

 

 

Tolerate

 

 

When the sun comes up I lay down

You ring me up and I can hear you frown

You don't approve, you make it known

Like a hurricane, with its wind a blowing

 

There's a word, just for you

I'm hoping that, it's gonna do

Coz this word is tolerate

 

There's small and tall, and black and white

And people with bodies, that will give you a fright

There's people like you, and there's people like me

I've even heard there's people, who come from the sea

 

There's people who are prompt, but lots are late

There's lines that are predictable, to tolerate

 

There's those that can, and there's those that can't

There's those that live, with a different slant

There's people who love, and there's people who hate

There's people even telling you to tolerate

 

There's drums banging out, from holier than thou's

There's people even breaking, the holiest of vows

There's politicians lying, calling you their mate

Just stick you finger in your ear, and tolerate

 

There's people who swear, who just don't care

Those that dote too much, those that sing songs

That go on too long, looking for a word that rhymes with tolerate

 

Get on your nerves singing tolerate

Get on your nerves singing tolerate

 

There's people like you, and there's people like me

I've even heard there's people, who come from the sea

 

There's small and tall, and black and white

And people with bodies, that will give you a fright

 

There's people who are prompt, but lots are late

There's lines that are predictable, to tolerate

 

There's those that can, and there's those that can't

There's those that live, with a different slant

 

 

Valentine's Day

 

 

Johnny and Sue went to dinner

Wined and dined the evening through

Exchanged the best of friendship

Said their love was true

 

Wendy and Mike got drunk together

Cuddled close all through the night

Felt good with one another

Yeah they felt alright

 

Me and you is not so simple

Me and you is not ok

Questioning the things we have

On this Valentine's Day

 

I know there's people alone

Nobody close to call

To whom this day reveals

There's nobody at all

 

Me and you is not so simple

Me and you is not ok

Questioning the things we have

On this Valentine's Day

 

 

 

You Said


When you told me he died

I didn't know what to say

The sadness in your eyes

No tears could wash away

 

I didn't want to touch you

But you were better left to cry

You said that we must mourn

When our close friends die

 

I didn't write you letters

With words aimed to console

But the pain was meant to be

Beyond your head's control

 

I didn't want to touch you

I didn't want to touch you

I didn't want to touch you

You were better left to cry

 

You said that we must mourn

When our close friends die

 

When you told me he died

I didn't know what to say

Saw the sadness in your eyes

No tears could wash away

 

I didn't write you letters

With words aimed to console

When the pain was

Beyond your head's control

 

 

 

Hard to keep your cool / Us And Them

 

 

It's hard to keep your cool

When you're being treated like a fool

It's even harder being who you are

 

It's hard to speak your mind

When you're getting left behind

That the closest that you know is very far

 

It's us and them and you and me

And every term I know ends in “body”

But my body is out and I'm nobody

As far as I can see

 

For the girls and boys who parade around town

I've got to say my envy brings me down

I say to myself a thought I keep

That beauty of this kind isn't very deep

And if I'm gonna be loved

I'd rather be loved for me

 

It's us and them and you and me

And every term I know ends in “body”

But my body is out and I'm nobody

As far as I can see

 

There's people in this world

Who think all we need is a fuck

I'm sorry to say

That they're out of luck

I've tried all that

And still don't feel much better

 

It's us and them and you and me

And every term I know ends in “body”

But my body is out and I'm nobody

As far as I can see

 

There's seven and a half million people

Who are very quiet today

Shoved under the carpet

Or denied their say

 

I'm not sure if you're scene is for me

But then I haven't had the opportunity

That maybe the way you want it

But that ain't the way its gonna be

 

 

Halfway Through The Week

 

 

It's halfway through the week

And there's letters still unsent

Halfway through my life

So much time's been badly spent

It's halfway through the month

I'm still owing on the rent

 

The cinematic kiss

The silence of retreat

The smell of the shore

After months at sea

The life of lost leaders

Are coming home for me

 

What could have been

Will never be

There's a tide coming in

And water at my feet

The visitor's book is full

A lover still to meet

She is stepping over puddles

In an early morning street

 

The cinematic kiss

The silence of retreat

The smell of the shore

After months at sea

The life of lost leaders

Are coming home for me

 

The radio's playing all night

It ain't live and the DJ sleeps

I'm tired of feeling the blues

The way a woman meets

She's thinking our chance is gone

The finder, the finder,

The finder always keeps

 

The cinematic kiss

The silence of the street

The smell of the shore

After months at sea

The life of lost leaders

Are coming home for me

 

What could have been

Will never, never be

 

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