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Simon Smith's Lyrics For 1991

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Stop Calling

Electric Words

The First War / Victim Of My Pride

The Shock Of Love

The Old House

The Pilot's Song

Don't Borrow My love Too Long

Down By The Canal

Hey now Mr Policeman

Hold Me

I wanna go dancing

I Wouldn't Say Anything Tonight

I'll Watch You Fly Away

Oasis smile

PLASTIC RED

Shadow In The Moonlight

Sister Or Brother

SOCI-AT-EASE

The Black Sky

There's a house

This Is Me

To Forget You

To Love You The Right Way

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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