B i o g r a p h y
 (by Official site)

Beth Orton is a famously good singer, as evidenced by the three albums that have so conspicuously built her worldwide reputation over the past decade. Not even that illustrious body of work, however, can properly prepare you for the extraordinarily personal, almost naked and most certainly honest emotional qualities of 'Comfort of Strangers', Beth Orton's new album released in February 2006. Its production values are deceptively uncomplicated. Deceptive, because the album's stripped-down sonics allow the emotional complexities of Beth Orton's performances - and particularly her premiership talents as a songwriter - to flourish; at times sad, funny, playful and poignant, romantic, always lyrical and on occasion even a touch sentimental. Indeed, coming after her opening trilogy of albums, 'Comfort of Strangers' represents a total sense of reinvention, a fabulous alchemy resulting from a set of simple rules that Beth Orton decided for the new CD. In 2004, when she was contemplating the direction for her next album, Orton determined it would be an analog recording with sparse arrangements and a spontaneous, almost live, feel. It would be also recorded quickly with minimal overdubs; an intimate new route map for her music. These rules coincided with a remembered guitar sound from a few years before. Beth Orton recalled the dexterous fingerpicking style of American guitar virtuoso Jim O'Rourke on his 1999 recording, 'Halfway to a Threeway', a sound and ambiance that demonstrated many of the qualities she had in mind for her own album. Since the time of the 'Halfway' EP, O'Rourke had joined the legendary Sonic Youth and, in addition to his own acclaimed solo albums, worked on recordings by such diverse groups as Wilco, Stereolab, Smog as well as the noted American guitarist John Fahey - a career trajectory that curiously complemented Orton's own history of restless experimentation and eclectic tastes in collaborators.

Orton and O'Rourke met in January 2005, listening to all the songs she had lined up for the album. Instead of being simply a hired gun guitarist on the album O'Rourke volunteered to produce 'Comfort of Strangers, insisting he required only five days in the studio. In the event, it took two weeks to finish the recordings, created in the immediacy of the moment. It's mostly a one take CD - two takes maximum, with minimal overdubs. Nothing has been second-guessed and everything complies with Beth Orton's self-imposed rules for the album. Recorded at New York's Sear Sound studio in the spring of 2005, 'Comfort of Strangers' comprises 14 songs all composed by Beth Orton with the title track written in partnership with O'Rourke and singer-songwriter M. Ward. Perhaps it's ironical, but Jim O'Rourke plays very little guitar on the album. 'Comfort of Strangers' features Beth Orton on guitar, piano and harmonica with O'Rourke on bass, piano and marimba and the American percussionist Tim Barnes - whose credits include work with Wilco, the Silver Jews and Neil Hagerty - on drums. The album is completed with occasional overdubs from the Tin Hat Trio's pianist, Rob Burger.

Orton's debut came as one half of the duo Spill, a one-off project with Orbit recording a cover version of John Martyn's 'Don't Wanna Know About Evil'. She also worked with Orbit on his 1993 'Strange Cargo' project, co-writing and singing 'Water From a Vine Leaf'. Beth's path towards a solo career was further signposted when Orbit produced 'Superpinkymandy', a rare recording released only in Japan. As a consequence of her rising reputation Beth Orton was asked to sing 'Alive Alone', a stand out track on the Chemical Brothers' astonishing1995 debut album, 'Exit Planet Dust'. She also worked with the freak-beat jazz combo Red Snapper, providing the vocals for their first singles, 'Snapper' and 'In Deep', before setting about the serious business of recording her own worldwide debut album. 'Trailer Park', released in October 1996, was an intriguing step forward, blending Beth Orton's guitars with samples and beats on an album of starkly personal and sensual songs. Produced by Victor Van Vugt (of Tindersticks and Nick Cave fame) and Andrew Weatherall (responsible for Primal Scream's classic 'Screamadelica', an album that Beth Orton claims introduced her to dance music), 'Trailer Park' suggested the emergence of a new kind of rhythm-fuelled folk - a significance recognised when it was shortlisted for the UK's prestigious Mercury Music Prize in 1997, with the judges claiming Beth to be the "queen of the heartbreak vocal". The album also marked the start of Beth Orton's long musical partnership with guitarist Ted Barnes. The year 1997 proved very productive for Beth. She toured incessantly, supporting the likes of John Martyn, Tindersticks, John Cale, Mark Eitzel and Everything But The Girl before selling out her own headline tours and playing her first Glastonbury Festival. Beth Orton also made her American debut, playing with Sheryl Crow and Emmylou Harris on the Lilith Fair tour before headlining her own dates in the autumn, the overwhelmingly favourable response to which saw the start of her enduring reputation in the United States.

Back in the studio, Orton collaborated with the Chemical Brothers once again, contributing a vocal to their smash hit number one album, 'Dig Your Own Hole', before recording her own 'Best Bit' EP, its soulful sound highlighted by Orton's two duets with the folk-jazz legend, Terry Callier. Beth's second album, 'Central Reservation', was released in the spring of 1999. Terry Callier was again featured together with guest appearances from the likes of Dr. John, Ben Harper, Mazzy Star's David Roback and Ben Watt of Everything But The Girl. The album was far more reflective than 'Trailer Park', with dance beats exchanged for a purer folk sound. The result, however, was equally captivating. 'Central Reservation' was a popular and critical hit, with Beth Orton again being shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize. The following year, 2000, Beth Orton won the Best British Female accolade at the UK's Brit Awards. In 1999 she returned to America for the annual Lilith Fair tour, followed by such prestigious dates as the Newport Folk Festival and, in 2000, her own headlining concert series, all of which came as she was riding a wave of commercial and critical success - indeed, 'Stolen Car' from 'Central Reservation' was Beth's first American hit. It was to take another two years for Orton to release her third album, which came in July 2002. 'Daybreaker' was epic in its scope and ambition with a massive soundscape ranging from the Chemical Brothers-produced title track to the country inflections of 'God Song', a tune that featured guest vocalist Emmylou Harris. 'Daybreaker' was distinguished by an impressive array of producers, mixers and musicians. In addition to the Chemical Brothers, Beth Orton invited old friends and new conspirators William Orbit, Ben Watt, Johnny Marr, Jim Keltner, Ryan Adams and Victor Van Vugt to help shape the album's widescreen qualities. It was an immediate success on both sides of the Atlantic, the accolades complemented by the applause for Beth Orton's powerful live show that toured Europe - including a sell out concert at London's Royal Albert Hall - and America in the wake of the album's release. By this time Beth Orton's reputation as both a songwriter and performer was such that her place in modern music was assured. Just as significantly, however, for Beth Orton 'Daybreaker' came as the closing statement, the final chapter, in her opening trilogy of albums. Her next recording would be very different indeed.




Superpinkymandy
- 1993 -



Don't Wanna Know 'Bout Evil
Faith Will Carry
Yesterday's Gone
She Cries Your Name
When You Wake
Roll The Dice
City Blue
The Prisoner
Where Do You Go
Release Me


Trailer Park
- 1996-10-19 -



She cries your name
Tangent
Don't need a reason
Live as you dream
Sugar boy
Touch me with your love
Whenever
How far
Someone's daughter
I wish I never saw the sunshine
Galaxy of emptiness


Central reservation
- 1999-03-09 -



Stolen car
Sweetest decline
Couldn't cause me harm
So much more
Pass in time
Central reservation
Stars all seem to weep
Love like laughter
Blood red river
Devil song
Feel to believe
Central reservation
(The then again version)

Daybreaker
- 2002-07-16 -

Paris train
Concrete sky
Mount Washington
Anywhere
Daybreaker
Carmella
God song
This One's Gonna Bruise

Ted's Waltz
Thinking About Tomorrow

 


Comfort of strangers
- 2006-02-07 -

 Worms
Conceived
Comfort of Strangers
Heartland Truckstop
Shadow of a Doubt
Safe in Your Arms
Countenance
Rectify
Feral Children
Shopping Trolley
A Place Aside
Absinthe
Heart of Soul
Pieces of Sky


Sugaring Season
- 2012-10-01 -



Magpie
Dawn Chorus
Candles
Something more Beautiful
Call me the Breeze
Poison Tree
See through Blue
Last Leaves of Autumn
State of Grace
Mystery

 Kidsticks
- 2016-05-27 -



Snow
Moon
Petals
1973
Wave
Dawnstar
Falling
Corduroy Legs
Flesh and Blood
Kidsticks (Instrumental)

Non Albums Tracks #1
- Misc -

Alive alone
Ali's waltz
Beautiful way
Best bit (Single version)
Best bit (She cries your name Version)
Bobby Gentry
Brown Sugar
Buckets of rain
Bullet
Dice
Did Somebody Make A Fool Outta You
Dig It
Dolphins
Frankie
Galaxy of emptiness (Alternate Version)
Go Down Easy
I Me Mine
I Love How You Love Me
In deep
Inside

It's not the spotlight
It's this I am I find

Katie Cruel
Lean on me
Love can do


Non Albums Tracks #2
- Misc -

No expectations
Northern Sky
On My Way Home
Ooh Child
Pedestal
Precious Maybe
River
River Come Down
Safety
Sisters of mercy
Skimming stone
The Same Day
The State We're In
Untouchable Part 2
Watch The Stars
What We Begin
When The Sun Comes Up
Where do I begin
Wild World
Your Kisses Burn
 

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Superpinkymandy

Don't Wanna Know 'Bout Evil

(Knowledge is power)

Sometimes it gets so hard to listen
Hard for me to use my eyes
And all around the gold is glistening
Making sure it keeps me down to size

I don't wanna know 'bout evil
Only wanna know about love
I don't wanna know a thing about evil
Only wanna know about love

(Knowledge is power)

I'm waitin' for the planes to tumble
Waitin' for the towns to fall
I'm waitin' for the cities to crumble
Waitin' till I see you crawl

I don't wanna know 'bout evil
Only wanna know about love
I don't wanna know 'bout evil
Only wanna know about love
I don't wanna know 'bout evil
Only wanna know about love
I don't wanna know a thing about evil
Only wanna know about love

I don't wanna know 'bout evil
Only wanna know about love

And yes it's getting hard to listen
Hard for me to use my eyes
And all around the gold is glistening
Making sure it keeps us hyp-n-o-tized

I don't wanna know 'bout evil
Only wanna know about love
I don't wanna know 'bout evil
Only wanna know about love
I don't wanna know 'bout evil
Only wanna know about love
I don't wanna know a thing about evil
Only wanna know about love
I don't wanna know 'bout evil
Only wanna know about love
I don't wanna know 'bout evil
Only wanna know about love
I don't wanna know a thing about evil
Only wanna know about love
I don't wanna know 'bout evil
Only wanna know about love...

Faith Will Carry

You touched my hand
Said, "Follow me
I'll be your eyes when you cannot see"
Now the only blindness that I'm gonna choose
Is ignorance to all your misuse

There was a time when you held all the cards
And you delt them all evenly 'cause I couldn't see
You read my mind
Left yourself so hard to find
I thought you knew me better than I knew myself

Spend your time cutting me down
When it's plain to see it's faith that will carry
Spend your time cutting me down
When it's plain to see it's faith that will carry
Spend your time cutting me down [you touched my hand]
When it's plain to see it's faith that will carry
Spend your time cutting me down [I'll be your eyes]
When it's plain to see it's faith that will carry

I could try talkin' to you but I already learned all I need to
Spend your time cutting me down
Don't listen to a word then you throw me a frown
To catch the eye of a stranger is nothing new
I was just waitin' for something to do
It was a twisted pair but now I'm through

Spend your time cutting me down [you touched my hand]
When it's plain to see it's faith that will carry [said it's faith that will carry]
Spend your time cutting me down [I'll be your eyes]
When it's plain to see it's faith that will carry
Spend your time cutting me down [you read my mind]
When it's plain to see it's faith that will carry [left yourself so hard to find]
Spend your time cutting me down [I thought you knew me better]
When it's plain to see it's faith that will carry [than I knew myself]

You touched my hand
Said, "Follow me
I'll be your eyes when you cannot see"
Now the only blindness that I'm gonna choose
Is ignorance to all your misuse

It's faith that will carry
It's faith that will carry

You read my mind
Left yourself so hard to find
I thought you knew me better than I knew myself

Spend your time cutting me down
When it's plain to see it's faith that will carry
Spend your time cutting me down
When it's plain to see it's faith that will carry
Spend your time cutting me down [you touched my hand]
When it's plain to see it's faith that will carry [said, "Follow me]
Spend your time cutting me down [I'll be your eyes"]
When it's plain to see it's faith that will carry
Spend your time cutting me down [you read my mind]
When it's plain to see it's faith that will carry [left yourself so hard to find]
Spend your time cutting me down [I thought you knew me better]
When it's plain to see it's faith that will carry [than I knew myself]

You touched my hand
Said, "Follow me
I'll be your eyes when it's plain to see it's faith that will carry"

Yesterday's Gone

Look at the priest and the blood and the fire
Weighted down with metal, I wonder why?
Haven't we moved further in time
Haven't we advanced along the line

Yesterday is gone
Yesterday is gone
Let it fade away
Blind chances of destiny

Yesterday is gone
Yesterday is gone
Let it fade away
Blind chances of destiny

Isn't it the scheme of love to take
Wouldn't my life remain the same
Wonder if my God could take the blame
Time's the only voodoo dreams can change

Yesterday is gone
Yesterday is gone
Let it fade away
Blind chances of destiny

Yesterday is gone
Yesterday is gone
Let it fade away
Blind chances of destiny

Let your mind go free

Yesterday is gone
Yesterday is gone
Let it fade away
Blind chances of destiny

Yesterday is gone
Yesterday is gone
Let it fade away
Blind chances of destiny

She cries your name

Falling from the western selves
To find yourself alone again
Wonderin' where you have been
Your lonely voice
Calls across the star lit coast
Reaching out to be seen

She cries your name
Three times again
She cries your name
How long can this love remain?

Scratch beneath the surface screen
Of what we say and what we seem
Is there truth to be seen?
She's cryin' out your name
But her scream sounds the same
How fickle fate can be

She cries your name
Three times again
She cries your name
How long can this love remain?

Birds which scream for territory
Can learn to sing euphorically
Given time that is revealed??
There's a wasteland in his soul
The burned out trees will leave you cold
Living out beside the hill

She cries your name
Three times again
She cries your name
How long can this love remain?

She cries your name
Three times again
She cries your name
How long can this love remain?

She cries your name
Twelve times again
She cries your name
How long can this love remain?

When you wake

When you wake in the morning
?? blue
See the sun replace the moon
It isn't hard to do

When the light shines
Everything you are
And the light shines
It's there for you my love

Doo-dah-doo...

When you wake in the morning
Leave the shadows where they lie
Make the changes right away
Tomorrow is today

When the light shines
Everything you are
And the light shines
It's there for you my love

Doo-dah-doo...

Roll the dice

She said I put a spell on you
He said there's nothin' I could do
And I wouldn't love the way I do if I didn't know that it was true
And I'd never love the way I do since I began losing you
And nothing can compare to when you roll the dice and you swear your loves for me
And she don't know if she can keep it together forever

She said I only want to possess you, it's dangerous
He said I only try to impress you, it's strangeness
And I wouldn't love the way I do if I didn't know that it was true
And I'd never love the way I do since I began losing you
Nothing can compare to when you roll the dice and you swear your loves for me
And she don't know if she can keep it together forever
And nothing can compare to when you roll the dice and you swear your loves for me
And she don't know if she can keep it together forever

City blue

It was the sound of the city that was making me blue
I kept hearing it and I'd think of you
Wherever you go and whatever you do I'll be with you
I'll be with you

It was the sound of the city that was making me blue
I kept hearing it and I'd think of you
Wherever you go and whatever you do I'll be with you
I'll be with you

The prisoner

Summer's burning (up inside)
Left alone (to gag then tie)
Here comes the rain
Just when you never thought you'd lose your way again

When it's so wrong
It has to be, nobody has won
We will soon be free
The prisoner is history
We will soon be free
The prisoner is history

Yeah...

You've been lost and you've been found
This time you've gotta stand your ground
Here comes your train
Just when you never thought you'd catch that ride again

When it's so wrong
It has to be, everybody's gone
We will soon be free
The prisoner is history
We will soon be free
The prisoner is history

Yeah...


Where do you go

Now when I need you
You're nowhere around
Just when I'm going then
You're taking a trip down town
How do you fly so far
With the world in disguise
Do the people around you
Put you to where they need you

Where do you go
When the wind doesn't blow
Are you still like the trees
Only bend with a breeze

I long to smell you
To feel you within
I need you near to me
Just the touch of your skin
I want to hear you
And tell you again
But so much can happen
Makes it harder to explain

Where do you go
When the wind doesn't blow
Are you still like the trees
Only bend with a breeze

You think I need no one
You're always around
Turning on a sixpence
Locked in the crowd
Now when I need you
You're nowhere around
Just when I'm going down
You're takin' a trip down town

Where do you go
When the wind doesn't blow
Are you still like the trees
Only bend with a breeze

Release me

That we must fly is a ?? thing
And nothin' can stay forever locked in
I'll take your blame like a ball and a chain
I'll wear it 'round my neck
I won't feel no shame

Breakin' waves on the shore
It turned then fade once more
Release me from this love
If it's ours it'll come
Release me from this love
If it's ours it'll come
Release me
Release me from this love

Don't want no sympathy
Draggin' me down
Makin' me sorry
When we can wake up and see
All that we never knew to be

Breakin' waves on the shore
It turned then fade once more
Release me from this love
(Release me from this love)
If it's ours it'll come
Release me from this love
(Set me free with your love)
If it's ours it'll come
Release me
Release me from this love

Breakin' waves on the shore
It turned then fade once more
Release me from this love
(Release me from this love)
If it's ours it'll come
Release me from this love
(Set me free with your love)
If it's ours it'll come
Release me from this love
(Release me from this love)
If it's ours it'll come
(Release me from this love)
(Set me free with your love)
If it's ours it'll come
Release me
Release me from this love
Release me
Set me free with your love

Yeah...

Trailer Park

She cries your name

Falling from the western sun to find yourselves alone again
Wondering where you have been
Your lonely voice calls across the starlit coast
Reaching out to be seen

She cries your name
Three times again
She cries your name
How long can this love remain

Cut beneath the surface screen
Of what we say and what we seem
Is a truth to be seen
She keeps crying out your name
But her scream sound the same
How fickle fate can be

She cries your name
Three times again
She cries your name
How long can this love remain?

Birds that scream for territory
Can learn to sing euphorically
Given in time that is real
And there's a wasteland in your soul
The burned out trees will leave you cold
Living out an ideal

She cries your name
Three times again
She cries your name
How long can this love remain?

She cries your name
Twelve times again
She cries your name
How long can this love remain?

Tangent

Lost myself in a tangent of words
Can't decide what I've seen or heard
Cannot sleep for counting sheep
How long does this river run deep?
How long does this river run deep?

Building a map in order to find
What's not lost but left behind
My instinct got bruised
But I still see
I was a victim I'll be no casualty

Just like coming home
Just like coming home
Just like coming home
It was just like coming home
It was just like coming home

He said that you weave deadly tricks
Conjure it up to the worldly hicks
Stare it cold in dull surprise
Spread evil to hell in every tear you cried
Every tear you cried

Building a map in order to find
What's not lost but left behind
I was a victim I'll be no casualty

Just like coming home
Just like coming home
Just like coming home
Could be just like coming home
Coming home

Cut off my toes to spite my feet
Drank your poison,
It didn't taste too sweet
Saw that heaven's in my mind
And it's there for me to find
It's there for me to find


Don't need a reason

Have you ever seen a sign
That upon a right time
There were angels?
We all lose track
'Cause upon our backs,
Feel the weight of them

Why they fall is hard tell,
But some things you can't buy or sell
Yeah, we all hurt the ones we love
And we don't need a reason
We only give what we think we deserve
And that's something to believe in

I think I've seen a sign
But its a very fine line
If you want it all
And don't lose track
For upon our backs
There's no weight of wings

When they shine is hard to say
But some things never fade away
We only hurt the ones we love
Why, we don't need a reason
We only give what we think we deserve
And that's something to believe in

So I've been calling angels down to Earth
And I don't need a reason
Calling angels down to Earth
Because I believe we need them

We only hurt the ones we love
Why, we don't need a reason
You're gonna get all that you deserve
And all that you believe in
Do you believe in?
Do you need them?
If you need them
Do you know?

Do you need them?
If you need them
Do you know?
Do you need them?
If you need them


Live as you dream

If there's something you wanna do
You'll know when you've seen it through
Yeah, we live as we dream alone
But that's not all you've ever known

Stop, look, listen I can find you
I've been standing right beside you
You don't have to remind me
I know and I won't let go

And if you've taken me for someone who cares,
Then there's a dream I know we both have shared,
If I talked to you after all's been done,
I know we'll find home where ever we've gone,
You're not the only one.

But there's something I wanna show,
Though not sure that I should do,
So while we live all our dreams for free,
But that's not all they ever could be.

Stop look listen I can find you,
I've been standing right beside you,
You don't have to remind me
I know and I won't let go

And as I've taken you for someone who cares
Then there's a dream I know we both have shared
If you talk to me after what's been said
Then I know there's a home where ever we live
You're not the only one
You're not the only one

And if you've taken me for someone who cares
Then there's a dream I hope we both can share
If I talk to you after what's been said
Well you'll admit there's home where ever we live
You're not the only one
You're not the only one

We live as we dream alone
But that's not all we've shown
We live as we dream alone
And that's not all we've known
We live as we dream alone
That's not all you've shown


Sugar boy

Sugar boy its all over now
Sugar boy its all over now
Ain't your loving
But the things that you do
Listen boy I'm getting tired of you

Sugar boy, what you trying to do
Well, I told you I loved you
Now what more can I do?
Told you I loved you
You beat my heart black and blue
I told you I loved you
Now what more can I do?
Do you want me to lay down
And die for you?

Sugar boy its all over now
Sugar boy its all over now
Went to the doctor
Told me something was wrong,
"Listen girl, you shouldn't feel so alone"

Sugar boy what you trying to do,
Well I told you I loved you,
Now what more can I do,
Told you I loved you,
You beat my heart black and blue,
I told you I loved you,
Now what more can I do,
Do you want me to lay down
And die for you.

Lay down and die,
Lay down and die,
Well I'm not gonna lay down and die,
No I'm not gonna lay down and die,
Oh no I won't lay down and die,
Never gonna lay down and die,
Oh no I'm never gonna lay down and die for you,
Oh no I'm never gonna lay down and die for you,
I'm never gonna lay down and die.

Touch me with your love

I dreamed of you last night
You had a different face
Or maybe just a haircut
You were older and wiser
Yet more like a child
I was amazed to still find you
There at the back of my mind
This dream was short, but
This dream was happy
This dream was short, but
This dream was happy

Put your loving on a slow burner,
If you want to keep your loving warmer
Put your loving on a slow simmer
If it helps to keep a light from growing dimmer
Now hold on, hold out
You're still thrown against that wall
Never looking to be picked up
Or left alone to fall

Can you touch me with your love?
Would I feel it if I trust enough?
Could it almost be a lust for life?
Would I feel it if I'd not known it by sight?

You could put it on a cold burner
Deception never kept it any warmer
The truth is cooking on a slow simmer
A light still shining even when it's dimmer

Hold on, hold out
You're still thrown against that wall
Never looking to be picked up
Or left alone to fall

Can you touch me with your love?
Would I feel it if I trust enough?
Could it almost be a lust for life?
Would I feel it if I'd not known it by sight?

Troubled waters locked so far down below,
Will have to find another place to go
If the truth in my heart gets put aside
Just let me go and wait for the next tide

Hold on, hold out,
I've been thrown against that wall
Never wanted to be picked up
And left alone to fall

Then it touched me just like love,
Still feel it when I trust enough,
Could almost be a lust for life
I can feel it though I'd not know it by sight
I can feel it 'cause I know it's all right
It's all right


Whenever


Whenever I need a friend
It's you I come round to see again
You know that I'll always be near
You're flesh and blood and you're my memory
Live on in my memory

I send you nothing but love
Just wait and see
I send you nothing but love
Just wait for me
Wait and see
Wait and see

Great words,
You know all the right words to say
You don't always lean in my way
You don't always mean what you say

Whenever I need a friend
It's you I come 'round to see again
And everything that you do
Is everything I will ask of you
You could ask me too

I send you nothing but love
Just wait and see
I send you nothing but love
Just wait for me
Wait and see
Wait and see

Great words,
You know all the right words to say,
You don't have to lean in my way,
We don't have to mean what we say


How far

I heard you saying, rightly so,
Turn our backs on what we most need to know,
Give in too fast then give in to know
Once they've got you where they want you
They don't wanna know

I could leave or I could stay
It doesn't make a bit of difference any more anyway
With each and every circumstance
I lose knowledge and gain innocence

You won't find me grieving
There's no regret in leaving
When I had to come here
Like I know I had to come here
I can see I had to come here
For my view to be clear
For my view to be clear

It's easy to forget how far we've come
How near I feel to where we first begun
Pushed it too far,
I won't pull it too slow
'Cause where this story ends
Depends on how far we go.

I could leave or I could stay
It doesn't make a bit of difference any more anyway
With each and every circumstance
I lose knowledge and gain innocence

You won't find me grieving
There's no regret in leaving
When I had to come here
Like I know I had to come here
Oh I know I had to come here
For my view to be clear
You know I see I had to be here
Oh I know I had to be here
I can see I had to be here
For my view is now clear

So roll on blue skies
Roll on grey
Just roll away
So roll on blue skies
Roll on grey
Just roll away

Come on blue skies
Come on grey
Then roll away
Just roll away
Just roll away

*** Thanx a lot to Laurent who corrected this one ***

Someone's daughter

I wanna sit and talk and laugh with you as the day ends
I wanna see your smiling face before the new day begins
You'll never know what it means
To see the sunlight in your hair and dancing everywhere

I wanna shout about it
But I keep quiet about it
I wanna laugh about it
But I don't joke about it
I wanna live without it
But I can't do without it

I'm someone's daughter
Are your somebody's son?
Can I ease your pain till the morning comes
I'm no one's daughter
I belong to the sun
Gonna ease your pain till the morning comes

Keep looking for the reason
High and low to let it go
Keep losing my mind
Looking for the peace that I'll never find
I wanna know what it feels like
To be the sunlight in your hair and dancing everywhere

I wanna shout about it
But I keep quiet about it
I wanna laugh about it
But I don't joke about it
I wanna live without it
But I can't do without it

I'm someone's daughter
Are your somebody's son?
Can I ease your pain till the morning comes
I'm no one's daughter
I belong to the sun
Gonna ease your pain 'til the morning comes


I wish I never saw the sunshine

Baby do you know what you did today
Baby do you know what you took away
You took the blue out of the sky
My whole life changed when you said goodbye
An' I keep crying, crying

Ooooh baby
Ooooh baby
I wish I never saw the sunshine
I wish I never saw the sunshine
An' if I never saw the sunshine baby
Then maybe I wouldn't mind the rain

Every day is just like the day before
All alone a million miles from shore
All of my dreams I dreamed with you
Now they will die and never come true
An' I keep crying, crying

Ooooh baby
Ooooh baby
I wish I never saw the sunshine
I wish I never saw the sunshine
An' if I never saw the sunshine baby
Then maybe I wouldn't mind the rain

Ooooh this pain
And I know there would not be
This cloud that's over me
Everywhere I go

Ooooh baby
Ooooh baby
I wish I never saw the sunshine
I wish I never saw the sunshine
An' if I never saw the sunshine baby
Then maybe I wouldn't mind the rain

Ooooh this pain
I wouldn't mind the rain
There wouldn't be this pain
I wouldn't mind the rain
I wouldn't mind the rain

*** Thanx a lot to Aurelia who updated this one ***

Dice

( With Finley Quaye )

I was crying over you
I am smiling I think if you
Where your garden have no walls
Breathe in the air if you care, you compare, don't say farewell
Nothing can compare
To when you roll the dice and you swear that your love's for me
Nothing can compare
To when you roll the dice and you swear that your love's for me
I was crying over you
I am smiling I think if you
Misty morning and water falls
Breathe in the air if you care, you compare, don't say farewell
Nothing can compare
To when you roll the dice and you swear your love's for me
Nothing can compare
To when you roll the dice and you swear your love's for me
Nothing can compare
To when you roll the dice and you swear your love's for me
Virtuous sensibility
Escape velocity
Nothing can compare
To when you roll the dice and you swear your love's for me
Nothing can compare
To when you roll the dice and you swear your love's for me
Nothing can compare
To when you roll the dice and you swear your love's for me
Breathe in the air if you care, you compare, don't say farewell
Nothing

Did Somebody Make A Fool Outta You

( Tony Joe White Cover / Comfort of strangers [bonus-cd] )

Did somebody make a fool out of you
Did somebody mistreat you
Well I know that you've been holding back
You got a lot more love than that
Did somebody make a fool out of you

Did somebody run away with your heart
Did somebody tear you whole a part
Well I know you've been treated bad
But you don't have to look so sad
Did somebody make a fool out of you

I know it's hard to love someone again
When somebody have torn you all apart
But come on and let yourself go
Don't think about it anymore
Know that's a lot of lovin' in your heart
Oh baby, oh baby

Did somebody make a fool out of you
Did somebody mistreat you

Dig It

Like a rolling stone
Like a rolling stone
Like the FBI and the CIA
And the BBC, Ringo Star
Doris Day
Matt Busby
I dig it, I dig it, I dig it ...

Dolphins

Terry Callier :
This whole world may never change
The way it's always been
I know all the ways of war
Cannot change it back again

Beth Orton and Terry Callier :

I've been searching...for the dolphins in the sea
Sometimes I wonder do you ever think of me...

Beth Orton :

I'm not the one to tell this world
How to get along
I only know that peace will come
When all the hurt is gone

Beth Orton and Terry Callier :
I've been searching...for the dolphins in the sea
Sometimes I wonder do you ever think of me...

Beth Orton and Terry Callier :
Sometimes I think about
Saturday's child
And all about the time
You and me were..black and white

Beth Orton and Terry Callier :
I've been searching...for the dolphins in the sea
Sometimes I wonder do you ever think of me...
This whole world may never change X3

** Thanx a lot to Joe who helped me with this one **

Galaxy of emptiness

The stars light a sky
On a galaxy of emptiness tonight
Though I'm happiest
When there's no reason for me to be

With no one's expectation to weigh heavy on my heart
And so much hope it sometimes tears me all apart
Won't you please
Knock me off my feet for a while?
Could you please
Knock me off my feet for a while?

'Cause there's a galaxy of emptiness tonight
A whole galaxy of emptiness tonight
A galaxy of emptiness tonight

The stars light a sky
On a gutter full of broken dreams tonight
Though I'm not content, that's the way it seems to be
Still, I've been fighting all week
Though I don't know what for
Hoping someone else, somewhere near knows the score
Won't you please
Knock me off my feet for a while?
Could you please
Knock me off my feet for a while?

And there's a galaxy of emptiness tonight
There's a galaxy of emptiness tonight
A whole galaxy of emptiness tonight

Monkey see, monkey do
I spent my whole life surrounded by people like you
With all that expectation to weigh heavy on your heart
But no ideas to later tear it all apart
Won't you please
Knock me off my feet for a while?
Could you please
Knock me off my feet for a while?

'Cause there's a galaxy of emptiness tonight
A whole wide galaxy of emptiness tonight
Beware the galaxy of emptiness tonight
'Cause there's a galaxy of emptiness tonight
A whole wide galaxy of emptiness tonight
Yeah, there's a galaxy of emptiness
A whole wide galaxy of emptiness tonight
Beware the galaxy of emptiness tonight
(A galaxy of emptiness)
(A whole galaxy of stars)

Central Reservation

Stolen car

You walked into my house last night
I couldn't help but notice
A light that was long gone still burning strong
You were sitting
Your fingers like fuses
Your eyes were cinnamon

You said you stand for every known abuse
That was ever threatened to anyone but you
And why should I know better by now
When I'm old enough not to?

While every line speaks the language of love
It never held the meaning I was thinking of
And I can't decide over right or wrong
I guess sometimes you need the place where you belong

Some may sing the wrong words to the wrong melodies
It's little things like this that matter to me
Others feel that you should stand
For every known abuse to hand
And all the things that they could never see

You said you stood for every known abuse
That was ever promised to anyone like you
Don't you wish you knew better by now
When you're old enough not to?

When every line speaks the language of love
It never held the meaning I was thinking of
And I can't decide over right or wrong
You left the feeling that I just do not belong

(Do not belong, do not belong, do not belong)

One drink too many
And a joke gone too far
I see a face drive like a stolen car
Gets harder to hide
When you're hitching your ride
Harder to hide what you really saw

Oh yeah, you stand for every known abuse
That I've ever seen my way through
Don't I wish I knew better by now?
Well I think I'm starting to

When every line speaks the language of love
It never held the meaning I was thinking of
And I've lost the line between right or wrong
I just want to find the place where I belong

Why should you know better by now
When you're old enough not to?
I wish I knew better by now
When I'm old enough not to

Sweetest decline

She weaves secrets in her hair
Her whispers are not hers to share
She's deep as a well
She's deep as a well

Another day wastes away
And my heart sinks with the sun
A new day's dawning
And a new day has not yet begun

So, anyway
There I was
Just sitting on your porch
Drinking in
The sweetest decline
The sweetest decline
Sober mind

What's the use in regrets?
They're just things we haven't done yet
What are regrets?
They're just lessons we haven't learned yet

Another day draws away
And my heart sinks with the sun
It's like catching snow on my tongue
It's like catching snow on my tongue

So, anyway
There I was
Just sitting on your porch
Drinking in
The sweetest decline
The sweetest decline
Sober mind

What are regrets?
What are regrets?
They're just lessons we haven't learned yet
It's like catching snow on your tongue
You can't pin this butterfly down
Can't pin this butterfly down

*** Thanx a lot to Joe who helped me with this one ***

Couldn't cause me harm

Oh yeah, you know
You couldn't cause me any harm
Although at times I may get startled
I'm not alarmed

I can see your eyes
I know when they're telling me a truth
I can feel the heart
Especially when it's on the roof
Of my mouth

There's no right or wrong
This isn't a test
And I won't lose my experience
I won't try
To put it aside
But it's all right
You know that it's all right
's all right
It's gonna be all right
's gonna be all right

And if I told you,
Would you never know to guess?
Sure, what's the point
When little often means so much less
I can see for miles
I know when you're telling me a truth
I can feel my heart,
Especially now, it's on the roof
Of my mouth

There's no right or wrong
This isn't a gesture
And I don't use my experience.
I don't try
To let it go by
But it's all right
You know that it's all right
It's all right
It's gonna be all right
Ba da da ba
Ba da da ba

So much more

It's another cold London night
I wrap his head around my shoulders tight
Please excuse me
Seems there's someone at my door
I wouldn't leave
But the need is so much more
So much more
So much more

It's another cold London day
And I'm always walking down the escalator
The up way
Please excuse me
I can't seem to get inside
I only wanted to know
If you're alive
You're alive
If you're alive
(I don't know how to live)
(I just don't know how to live)

I can't see there's a day
There's a feeling up there
But I don't know what it is
Don't know what it means
Don't know what it means

So now I'm turning
Into the light
It always seems the further
When the end's in sight
Please excuse me
I just need to be outside
Only looking for air to breathe
Air to breathe
Air to breathe

I feel alive
(I feel so alive, it's cold tonight)
I don't know how to live
(Don't know how to live)
(Just don't know how to live)

*** Thanx a lot to Joe who helped me with this one ***

Pass in time

Beth Orton :
So much stays unknown till the time has come.
Did you imagine you could ever be so strong,
Then watch your fear just turn into relief?
Your sea of doubt become your own belief?
Though tears don't come to cry some grief away,
The tears will help to keep your need at bay.

So come on now, come on now, child.
You're here just a while.
Come on now, come on now, child.
You're here just a while.

A mother told me just before she died -(mmmm)
My mother told me just before she died, (mmmm)
"Oh darling, darling, don't you be like me.
You will fall in love with the very first man you meet."
But mama, mama, some will never know;
The love that you have is still holding my soul.

Beth Orton & Terry Callier :
So come on now, come on now, child.
You're here just a little while.
Come on now, come on now, child.
You're here just a while.

Beth Orton :
You're here just a while...

Terry Callier :
Here just a while....

Beth Orton :
So much stays unknown till the time you are strong.
Did you imagine you could ever feel so strong,
And all your pain just turns into relief? (mmmm)
All your doubt becomes your own belief? (mmmm)
Though tears don't come to cry some grief away,
The years will help to keep your need at bay.

Beth Orton & Terry Callier :
So come on now, come on now, child.
You're here just a while.
Come on now, come on now, child.
You're here just a while.

So come on now, come on now, child.
You're here just a while.
Come on now, come on now, child.
You're here just a while.

Beth Orton :
You're here just a while....

Terry Callier :
Here just a while....

Beth Orton :
You're here just a while
You might as well smile,
You might as well smile,
'Cause tomorrow, you just don't know.
It will pass. It's gonna pass.

Beth Orton & Terry Callier :
It will pass in time.
It will pass in time.
It will pass.
It will pass in time.
It will pass in time.
It will pass.

Beth Orton :
It's gonna pass
It's gonna pass
It's gonna pass in time.

Beth Orton & Terry Callier :
It will pass in time
It will pass.

Beth Orton :
It's gonna pass...

Terry Callier :
It will pass in time.

Beth and Terry:
It's gonna pass

Beth Orton :
It's gonna pass

** Thanx a lot to Joe who helped me with this one **

Central reservation

Running down to a central reservation
In last night's red dress
And I can still smell you on my fingers
And taste you on my breath
Stepping through brilliant shades
Of the color you bring
But this time, this time, this time
Is whatever I want it to mean

If this is where memories are made
I'm gonna like what I see
And everything I ever took for granted
I'm gonna let it be
I step through every shade
Of the color you bring
But this time, this time, this time
Is whatever I want it to mean

And everything and nothing is
As sacred as we want it to be
When it's real
Make it real
Compared to what?
Oh, yeah
Oh, yeah

It's like living in the middle of the ocean
With no future, no past
And everything that's good about now
Might just glide right past
I'm stepping through brilliant shades
Of the color you bring
But this time, this time, this time
Is fine just as it is

And everything is sacred here,
And nothing is as sacred as I want it to be
When it's real
Compared to what?
Oh, yeah
Oh, yeah
Ba da ba
Ba da ba
Yeah yeah

*** Thanx a lot to Steve who corrected a mistake ***

Stars all seem to weep

Stayed true to the things I knew when I was younger
And food and love was all but left to hunger
'Cause when I stray from my truth as I grow older
Too much leaves an empty hollow hunger

I think about you on a moonlit night
And the stars all seem to weep
When there's so much to lose
There's never any time for sleep

Look at me doing all these things without you
We always laughed, and you were untrue
Where was it we tried hard not to go to?
I think that's how I finally came through

All the things we took for granted
The words still live on in my head
All the times I took for granted
All the words I never said

I think about you in the moonlit night
And the stars all seem to weep
When there's so much love to give
There's never any time for sleep, yeah.

So I stayed true to the things I knew when I was younger
And human life was all but left to hunger
'Cause when I stray from the truth as I grow older
Too much leaves an empty hollow hunger
Too much leaves an empty hollow hunger

Living without you
Living without you
Living without you, oh oh

*** Thanx a lot to Yotam who corrected this one ***

Love like laughter

Some of the worst wrongs
Get righted on three chords
Like a promise
Or a kiss goodbye
When the sneer on your lips
Is the liveliest thing,
Just alive enough to die

I open my heart
In my heart there's something telling me
To open my heart
Open my heart
Yeah, I've been blind,
And all that's been lost
Is a short loop running round my mind

Love is like laughter
See it happen by chance
Like a promise
Be a kiss goodbye
When the smile on your lips
Is the liveliest thing
More alive than any sky I've seen

I open my heart
In my heart is there's something telling me
To open my heart
I open my heart
See I've been blind
And all that's been cut
Is a short loop running round my mind

I open my heart
In my heart there's something telling me
To open my heart
I open my heart
See I've been blind
And all that's been cut
Is a short loop running round my mind

It's just running round my mind
Running all the time
Running all the time
It's a short loop
A short loop
Running round my mind

** Thanx a lot to Joe who helped me with this one **

Blood red river

Took a friend I found
Across some blood red river
Never did find my way home
In time to forgive her

Why must people always want what they can't have?
Why must people always grab what they'd never grasp?

How did we get so far?
How do we move so fast away
From the lilac-lilied lake
I'm sure we used to play
Is it only a dream away?

Took a raft I found
Across some blood red river
Never did find my way home
In time for my dinner

Why must people always want what they never have?
Why is it a crime to miss a part of you that's bled?

How did we get so far?
How do we move so fast away
From the lilac-lilied lake
I'm sure we used to play
Is it only a dream away?
Only a dream away

Lost a friend I found
Down some blood red river
Never did find my way home
In time to forget her

Why must people always want what they can't have?
Why must people always take, but forget to ask?

How do we get so far?
How do we move so fast away
From the lilac lilied lake
Where I'm sure where we used to play
Is it only a dream away?
Only a dream away

*** Thanx a lot to Albert who updated this one ***

Devil song

When the devil comes blowing through your door
You'll know there's trouble
And he's coming back for more
You better keep what is precious
Hidden under the floor
Or you better treat it so good
It will never want for more

But looking back in retrospect
Did you ever really get what you'd expect?
Trying to rectify
Got lost a little further
Well, you've been trying to justify
Find out how and from where it came

Devil was your angel
But it's not no more
The devil was your angel
When you weren't sure

Do I tempt trouble to break through all these doors
Just to put a face to the voice which always haunts?
To fight for what is precious, to know what's under the floor
If I could treat it so good I swear I'd never want for more

When I found my peace
There were still mistakes
However painfully your wearing every step I take
Trying to rectify
Got lost a little further
Well, I've been trying to justify
Find out how and from where it came

The devil was my angel, now I'm just not sure.
To travel as my angel there's always my whore (?)

Gonna take it back down
And I won't feel no shame
Till my dreams are my own again
Gonna take it right down
And I'll take the blame
Till my dreams are my own again
Here I am again

The devil was my angel, now I'm just not sure
To travel as my angel there's always my whore (?)
(To trouble is my angel, there's always more)
Maybe you're an angel
Try to remember you're an angel
Remember you're an angel
If you're not sure

Feel to believe

You lose it
Just to find it
And as you walk right by it
You forget how you got there
And why you never meant to stay

And I won't watch you waste away
And I won't fake another day
And if one truth leads you to five
I still don't believe in your reasons why
I just don't believe in why

You love her
You need her
To feel is to believe her
You know it
You want it
You just can't believe you've got it

And I can't watch you waste away
And I won't beg you still to stay
And if one truth leads you to five
I still don't believe in your reasons why
I just don't believe in why
Just don't believe in why

I couldn't watch you walk away
And not forget it
I couldn't watch you turn to stone
And just regret a single day
Not a single day
Not a single day
Not a single day

If I lose you
Could you find me?
Or would you walk right by me?
The soul and the spirit
Each have got their own limit

And I can't waste another second
Living in hell like it's some kind of heaven
And if one truth leads to another
Then isn't there one I can uncover?
But there isn't one that I will not discover

It's the right time
It's my time
It's the right time
It's my time
It's my turn to discover

And I won't waste a single second
Living in hell as an nadir of heaven
And if one truth leads you to five
I still don't believe in your reasons why

And if one truth leads to another
Isn't there one we can uncover?
But there isn't one that we cannot discover
It's the right time
It's our time
It's our turn to discover

Central reservation (The then again version)

Went down to a central reservation
In last night's red dress
And I can still smell you on my fingers
And taste you on my breath
I'm stepping through brilliant shades
Of the color you bring
This time, this time, this time
Is fine just as it is

Today is whatever I want it to mean
Today is whatever I want it to mean

If this is where memories are made, well,
Dreams do come true
Everything I ever took for granted
I want to see it through
I step through every shade
And the color you bring
This time, this time, this time
Is fine just as it is

Today is whatever I want it to mean
Today is whatever I want it to mean

It's like
It's like
It's like
Living in the middle of the ocean
With no future, no past
And everything that's good right now
Well, I don't wish for it to last
I'll step through brilliant shades,
Every color you bring
This time, this time, this time
Is fine just as it is

And today is whatever I want it to mean
And today is whatever I want it to mean
Today, today is whatever I want it to mean
Today is whatever I want it to mean

Daybreaker

Paris Train

Now you're sitting on a Paris train
Laughin' at your own jokes again
Sun splits the trees into beautiful broken light
Never cry more tears than you could hold in your hands
When all the world's airbrushed
It's a sacred bond of trust

Sometimes
Sometimes
I see right through the scenery
The first place that's on my mind
The last place I find each time

Sometimes
I swim beyond the scenery
The last place that's on my mind
The first place I find each time

Now I'm sitting on a Paris train
Molten ash falls like rain
Fire burns the trees
It's a beautiful fatality
I love the way you stand your ground
Sea moves as mercury
To break its perfect skin
To dare to die from within

Sometimes
Sometimes
I see much more than's good for me
The first thing that's on my mind
The last place I look each time

Sometimes
I slip inside imagery
And the last thing that's on my mind's
The first thing I'll do each time
Each time
Each time

Stars racing to burn out
Just stars racing to burn out
A storm waiting to break
Trees standing black against the sky
This was inevitable
This was inevitable

Sometimes
Sometimes
We can see beyond our history
The last place you hope to find
The one that's been there all the time

Sometimes
Sometimes
We can swim beyond the scenery
The first place that's on your mind
The first place you'd find each time
Each time
Each time
Each time
Each time

Stars racing to burn out
A storm waiting to break
This was inevitable
This was inevitable
Inevitable

*** Thanx a lot to Laurent who corrected this one ***

Concrete Sky

Faith has a good side
Still, everyone she ever loved,
They all turned bad
Constance has his own way of breathing
You know you couldn't will him to survive
Couldn't will him if you if you tried

There's a concrete sky
Falling from the trees again
And I know now why
It's not coming round too soon
It's harder than a heartbreak too

I've seen your good side
But I still don't know just what it is that you might want
See, you got your own way of moving
And you know you could save it

Save my soul
Save some for you
Hold my soul
I feel like I'm falling
I feel like I'm falling

And there's a concrete sky
Falling from the trees again
And I know now why
It's not coming 'round too soon
It's harder than a heartbreak too
It's tough enough what love will do

So much time
Got lost in my mind
But I know now what I must rely on
It's a sound, forgetting,
And the worst thing

I've been out walking,
Don't do too much talking
Don't take too much time
Wouldn't take all your time
'Cause it's as precious as mine

Save my soul
Save some for you
Save your soul
I feel like I'm falling
I feel like I'm falling

And there's a concrete sky
Falling from the trees again
And you know now why
It's not coming 'round too soon
It's harder than a heartbreak too
It's tough enough what love will do
And you're as precious as mine
And you're as precious as mine

Mount Washington

Watching the sun coming up above Mount Washington
Forever testing your intention
Watching the sun going down over some distant town
And why you sing you never could say

Hate causes any question
To do it to before it's done unto you
Hate causes any question
Your love out of frame
And nobody can keep you from the one you know you are
Nobody to steer the way you sway, the way you walk
May there never be a time
That you don't live through
May there never be a time
That you don't walk through

Be a star
Be an altar
And I will hang it on you

Watching the sun coming up above St. Jude Street
Forever testing your invention
Watching the sun going down over Mount Zion
And once awake you never sleep on

Hate causes every question
To do unto as you'd have done by you
It ain't 'cause you ever question
Your love out of view
And nobody can keep you from the ones you know you love
Nobody to steer the way you sway, the way you walk
May there never be a time that you don't live through
May there never be a time that you don't walk through

Be a star
Be an altar
And I will hang it on you

You are, you are
Belonging to the unknown
You are, you are
Belonging into the unknown
May there never be a time that I don't love you
May there never be a time that you don't pull through

Be a star
Be an altar
And I will hang it on you
Be a star
Be an altar
And I will hang it on you

*** Thanx a lot to Laurent who corrected this one ***

Anywhere

Paint what you know, not what you see
Hope blinds reason, thankfully
Know how it is when something fits
There's just a question of being it

I'd do anything to see you smile again
And I'd go anywhere so as not to feel your pain
I wanna live and the fear is all gone
I wanna protect and I know what it's from
I wasn't made for secrets like these
Chinese whispers, memories

Nothing is done without effect
There's nothing done that won't reflect
Pull one brick from an endless wall
Would it drown us all?

'Cause I'd do anything to see you smile again
And I'd go anywhere so as not to feel your pain
'Cause I wanna live and the fear is all gone
I wanna protect, and I know what it's from
I wasn't made for secrets like these
Chinese whispers and memories

You just need love like you say you do
And there may never be a time when it won't get through
Yeah, you know how it is when something fits
Now there's just a question of being it

And I'd do anything to see you smile again
But I'd go anywhere so as not to feel your pain
'Cause I wanna live and the fear is all gone
I wanna protect, and I know what it's from
Yeah I wasn't made for secrets like these
Chinese whispers, memories

Nothing is done without effect
There's nothing done that won't reflect
Pull one brick from an endless wall
Would it drown us all?

Daybreaker

We
Lay on our backs in the grass
Silently watching the rain clouds
Move by far too fast
You said it was a night where
Anything could happen
But nothing was gonna last

We're doing fine now
Yeah we do
We don't feel sad or bad or blue
And you know
We're never defeated
Or broken inside
All that is fine
All that is fine

We
We burn our boats each new year
Silently watching the flames
And an old life disappear
We're burning a new sunrise into
Yesterday's skies
An ashen fingerprint
Melts into the sea

We're doing fine now
Yeah we do
We don't feel sad or bad or blue
And you know
We're never defeated
Or broken inside
All that is fine
Yeah, all that is fine

We're doing fine now
Of course we do
We don't feel sad or bad or blue
And now you know
We're never defeated
Or broken inside
All that is fine
All that is fine

Anything to feel
Anything inside
Anything

Carmella

There's nothing very funny
About a man making money
Off a blonde haired blue eyed girl
He's got a child at home
Who he loves to leave alone
For his blonde haired blue eyed girl

Well, Carmell
Where you gonna run to
When the sky comes crashing in on you?
Slow down
Who you gonna turn to
When there's nothing left for you to prove?

And I can't
Control myself
And I won't
Be no one else
No I can't
Control myself
And I wouldn't want to
Be anywhere else
It's true
What they say about you
Is true
What they say about you
Is true
You know it too

There's nothing very funny
About a man spending money
On a blonde haired blue eyed girl
He's got a child at home
Who he loves to leave alone
For his blonde haired blue eyed girl

Carmell,
Where you gonna run to
If the sky comes crashing in on you?
Slow down
Who're you gonna turn to
When there's nothing left for you to prove?

And I can't
Control myself
And I won't
Be no one else
And I can't control myself
And I wouldn't want to
Be anywhere else
It's true
What they say about you
Is true
What they say about you
Is true
You know it too

No I can't
Control myself
And I won't
Be anyone else
No I can't
Control myself
And I wouldn't want to
Be anyone else
It's true
What they say about you
Is true
What they say about you
Is true
You know it too
You know it too
You know it too

God Song

My house was built for loving not a theatre of war
I take the poison for the cure
But he's my man and I've been doing him wrong
Yeah he's my man and I've been doing him wrong
And I'm praying for the strength not to carry on

I've watched and learnt to lead a decent life
But meanwhile I'm dying inside
Cos he's my man and I keep doing him wrong
Yeah he's my man and I've been doing him wrong
But I'm praying for the strength not to carry on

I was built for loving not playing at war
And I leave justice in the good hands of the law
But he's my man and I've been doing him wrong
Yeah he's my man and I've done him wrong
But I'm praying for the strength not to carry on

This One's Gonna Bruise

Do you even know what goes on in a heart anymore?
Constellations turned into little polaroids in a cardboard box
And I wanted so desperately to prove
You were still breathing
But you wouldn't move

Okay
Okay
What a thing to choose
This one's gonna bruise

You'll learn one day, won't you?
What you want's bad for the souls
Lost out in the rain
Afraid of the dark
Still in pain
Still in pain

Did you even notice how the wind
Didn't change that much?
Fluctuations on these sheets
That you moved to be sure it was us
And I wanted so desperately to say
That you could trust me, but I was lying anyway

Okay
Okay
What a thing to lose
Left out in the rain
Misused

You'll learn one day, won't you?
You'll learn some day, won't you?

What you had
Was good for a while
Then it changed
Got too intense
And that is strange

And I feel bad for you
I feel bad for you
And I don't know why
I don't know why
'Cause I'm as dead as you

Ted's Waltz

If we should meet again on some darkened street
Pack in it all and heed to the call
Beat a drum to decide on a sketch for design
Can you see to the light of bare winter night
Wipe out the sun form your eyes that vicious sky
Wipe out the sun from your eyes cos some sleep to lie
See the way you are fell the way you move
So deep, so cool the sum of it all
So deep so sweet
I see you again
See you again

Once you fell something real let me know let it show
I could be your your honey and let it go there you go
And if you should need me through someone else's eyes
And if into me you see more than disguise
I come down to your knees and if ears could speak
I like to think what they'd say to inspire
Your sweetest desire
Since I first met you I found the love I lost
It's just like you, just like you
You move so sweet so cool the sum of it all
So sweet so deep I see you again
See you again

If we should meet again in some darkened room
I hope to my soul it could be soon
Beat a path to my side a sketch for design
Can you see to the light to bare winter night
And wipe out the sun form your eye the vicious sky
Wipe out the sun form your eyes some sleep to lie
See the way you are feel the way you move so deep
So cool you burn through it all it's the shape of your hand
A tone I understand and since I first met you I found the love I lost
It's just like you, just like you
You move see you again, see you again
Again, again, again, again
See you again

*** Thanx a lot to Laurent who corrected this one ***

Thinking About Tomorrow

Tired, but I ain't sleepin'
Thinking about some sad affair
And why I should be leavin'
'Cause some of these thoughts
Only seem to take me out of here

Yeah, these habits are so hard to break
They're the most easy to make
These habits are so hard to break
And the most easy to make

Thinking about tomorrow
Tired from all the time I spared
On what I still believe in
When none of my talk
Ever seems to get me anywhere

Yeah, these habits are so hard to break
Are the most easy to make
These habits are so hard to break
Are the most easy to make
So easy to make

So long
Bye my friend, so long
So long
Will it ever happen again?
You know that I've been waiting for you
I've been created for you
So long
You know the light ain't fading from you
Nothing could save me from you
So long

Tired, but I ain't dreamin'
Falling into solid earth
And why I must be leaving
'Cause one of these days
I'm gonna pull out all my hair

Yeah, these habits are so hard to break
And there's so easy to make
Well, these habits are so hard to make
And there's easy to make
So easy

So long
Bye my friend, so long
So long
Will it ever happen again?
You know that I've been waitin' for you
I've been created for you
So long
You know the light ain't fading from you now
And nothing could save me from you
So long

*** Thanx a lot to Laurent who corrected this one ***

Comfort of strangers

Worms

Worms don’t dance they haven’t got the balls
No matter how do you do
It’s just you do that’s all
You got what it takes to knock at my door
You wanna get all excited
Never been here before

And now i’m your apple eating heathen
The original sin
Well you ain’t got my faith
So best keep your belief
I had waited forever to love someone
I swear i heard you thank your god this time
For having me come along

Chickens don’t fly but they have got the wings
No matter how hard they try
They bump into things
They’re all running around
Like they’re heads on the ground
They got a wish bone where their backbone should’ve grown

And now i’m your apple eating heathen
Any old rib stealing eve
Well you don’t have my faith
So best keep your belief
I had waited forever to love someone
I swear i heard you thank your god that time
For having me come along

Intimacy reduced to cruelty
Had you believe like this was meant to be
And i look for the magic
But you got away with it
That’s all

Conceived

Want to keep your dream alive
Can i keep it with mine
But i’m no good for you i suppose
When you get a cold bath
You still hold me close at night

Never liked you any less
And the world’s not such
A friendly place, is it?
Can go very cold very quickly
And for a very long time
If the sun by some twist of fate
Stops giving out its shine

Some of the time the future
Comes right round to haunt me
Some of the time the future
Comes round just to see
That all is as it could be
Like it’s there to remind me
We’ve got to wait and see

Didn’t ask to be conceived
In a loveless embrace
Still we learn to be a warm sun
Around a very cold galaxy
It’s just like you said it could be
Oh it’s like you said it would be

Some of the time the future
Comes right round to haunt me
Some of the time the future
Comes round just to see
That all is as it should be
Like it’s there to remind me
We’ve got to wait and see
Got to let it be
Wait and see
Do do doop...

Comfort of Strangers

I know the stars that shine on me
Are brighter than you and i may ever be
I know there’s an answer to your question
But i don’t know that i could word it right

Say what you mean don’t tell it like it could be
I’m not sure, should i just say it out loud?
Say what you mean don’t tell it like it could be
Alright this time i’m gonna keep that in mind

One love is better than not enough
I’d rather have no love
Than messing with the wrong stuff
It’s just the comfort of strangers
Always the comfort of strangers...
Yeah yeah yeah

I know the sun that shines on me
On better terms than you and i may ever be
I know there’s an answer to the question
But i’m not sure that i should word it right

Say what you mean don’t tell it like it could be
Everytime you’re gonna set me free
Say what you mean don’t tell it like it could be
Alright this time let’s take it right home to see

One love is better than not enough
I’d rather have no love
Than messing with the wrong stuff
It’s just the comfort of strangers
Always the comfort of strangers

Well some of those are like best friends
Best friends!
Ones that keep you coming round again

Heartland Truckstop

There’s a bridge cross my stream
Never seems to get broken
Never could never would
Never clouds up my day
See i wanted to give
Then i just couldn’t take it
I wanted to love
And i turned ‘round and hated it

If i ever knew i tried to tell
Give of my heart but i never sell
Supermarket of the soul
Heartland truckstop global mall
Taking flights of indifference
‘cross a wide screen sky
Could feel so alive
You might think that you had...died?

I’m not skating on ice
See i’m walking on water
And silence is finest
Don’t give me your word
Yes silence speaks louder
C’mon give me a word
And don’t want nobody knowing
How the hurt in me works

If they ever knew they might just sell
Give of my heart then never tell
Supermarket of the soul
Heartland truckstop global mall
And the one thing that is certain
Is the one uncertainty
If we keep doing the same thing
Nothing will work out differently

We’re all bridge builders daughters
With incestuous dreams
Confidentially speaking
All is as it seems
Confidentially speaking
All is as it seems

Shadow of a Doubt

It’s true your love has been a lesson
And it’s taught me more than any other blessing
You’re the one that can wrestle me
C’mon hold me down now one, two, three
I get too weak to fight from all this laughing

And i am not even yours to run to
And you are not even mine to cry to
And we are not even here to speak of
You go your way my love
You go your way

It’s true that i have got a head full
Of voices saying the first thing that’s in their heart
And i go to throw a ball with my best intention
And it gets caught up and carried away
In completely the opposite direction

And then you’re not really mine to run to
I am not even mine to cry to
And i am not even here to speak of
You go your way my love
You go your way

You are not even mine to run to
You were never quite mine to cry to
And we are not really here to speak of
You go your way my love
You go your way
With not one shadow of a doubt
You go your way

Safe In Your Arms

Home is where the heartbreak
Wraps cold around my bones
Forgives me if i promise
To forget what i have known
Ignores and never mentions
I just came waltzing in
With stones tied together
With broken bits of string

Time moves so sure
Runs rings around the trees
Its silence mocking
In the wind against the leaves
For all your loss and gain
The soul defines the suffering
An illusion is hope born from fear
And now you’re right back here
Safe in my arms my dear

All is as i left it
Never more so what it seems
My bed is as i made it
Just not what went between
And i still feel alive
In what is no longer there
The shadows slide behind
Drawing clouds across the air

Time moves so sure
Runs rings around the trees
Its silence whispers
In the wind against the leaves
For all your loss and gain
The soul defines the suffering
An illusion is hope born from fear
But now i’m right back here
Safe in your arms my dear

Countenance

For those who preach forgiveness
Whilst they’re practicing revenge
Man will do to man
But nature’s got it all in hand
It ain’t free
It ain’t fooled you’ll see

There are no rights for the many
The ones already damned
The fear born into grace
They’re gonna get the helping hand
It ain’t free
It ain’t fooling me

And there’s nothing to hide
And there’s nothing to save
And there’ll always be something
Your countenance to give it away
Not much more to say
Not much more to say

For those who are obsessed
With his reflection as he is
Nature has a cause
You know you ain’t never
Gonna be that blessed
It ain’t free
It ain’t fooled you’ll see
And there’s nothing to hide
And there’s nothing to save
And they’ll always be something
Your countenance to give it away
Not much more to say
Not much more to say...

Rectify

Well love love love is a one way train
Comes on gentle as a hurricane
It’s got p.a.i.n. Written all the way through
From where i’m set looking over at you

And it takes all my might
And it’ll take all my day
And if it wants me to come
Well i know i’m gonna stay
Nothing can save me from my life
But for love my mistakes i would rectify... if i could
And it’s all we’ve got to leave

And if you take a drop of water from a bucket
Would not know
Does not show
Love is all that remains
Love’s gonna fill it again

Well love love love will make truth from a lie
And i don’t want to live how i don’t want to die
So give me one kiss to build a dream on
Gonna stay with me through the changing seasons
And it’s all we’ve got to bring

And if you take a drop of water...

Feral Children

Feral children in the pouring rain
For every constellation she might navigate again
Each and ever line she might wear in time
Baptized by the rain and the euphoria of pain

Could kiss or punch, sober or drunk
Lifted way high or taken down deep
Into blue space where the rules change

Feral children know how to survive
Feral children can fight for their lives
Feral children hear what no one knows
There’s no words for the infinity of ghosts
The infinity of ghosts

Hold on, hold on
Holding back the sea seems unlikely
She’ll tell you
I can forgive you
But i can’t forget you
And you won’t forget me

Hold on, hold on
Hoding back the fire seems to flame desire
Try parting the water crossing the sea
She’ll tell you
I can forgive you
But i can’t forget you
And you won’t forget me

Shopping Trolley

I’ve been reeling home
A broken shopping trolley
Wheels on the wrong
How come wisdom
Came on strong
But it’s too late to be done
Words are but dust of stars
When they collide
I get lost in the sparks
Explode into the dark
And move like light on the sea

I think i’m gonna cry
But i’m gonna laugh about it
All in time
I know i’m gonna cry
But i’m gonna laugh about it
All in time, all in time

My head’s hanging so low
I’m kicking it
When i walk down the road
And your words explode
Employ a search light to see

I think i’m gonna...

It takes me unawares
All the magic that hides
Inside your stares
Always one more peak to climb
It really seems there is no finishing line

I think i’m gonna cry...

A Place Aside

I do still sometimes put my hand across
And imagine yours gets placed on top
We drive along these empty streets
Same old ones they’ve always been

I can still hear your heartbeat in the dark
We’re still setting up the same old sparks
Pull me close and we lay still
Wrap my toes around your heel

And we’re talking as i write this song
Unfolding as we go along
And i suppose we really do
I suppose it must be true
There will always be a place aside
For you...

I do still sometimes stare into your gaze
The way we’d stay for days and days
‘skuze me but this seat is taken
They’ve been a while but i’m still waiting

And if i light these matches just to watch ‘em burn
And i forget to keep myself warm
And i forgot how to sing my song
Then i suppose i really do
I suppose it must be true
But there will always be a place aside
For you

Absinthe

My love’s a star you only saw the traces of
What went before is not no more
It’s the embers of
People always catching names too late
And we’re all sorry there’s no time to make the change

I could hear rebellion rising
I could feel the stars aligning
I could see the way uprising
But i never did seem to find my way back home

My love’s a ball i threw to you
Once i was gone you caught it too
Love ignored erodes in time
Changes shape went and changed your mind
All i really needed was someone to take me home
Enough absence can crush a spirit to the bone

And i could feel rebellion rising
I could hear the stars aligning
I could see the way uprising
But i never did seem to find my way back home
No i never did seem to find my way back home

Heart of Soul

Curl up inside me
C’mon hide for a while
Look in your eyes i see
Looking back is a child
That we, we dance a fine line
We didn’t take much time
You can’t watercolor a fire cracker
And you you’re laying face down
With your heart of soul
Selling it cheap on the commercial rd

Where is the love in your heart
C’mon put a little love in your heart
Where is the love in your heart
C’mon put a little love in your heart

Magpies and maelstroms
Always hard hitting hailstorms
No blame no forgiveness
We consent and we complete this
And we, we dance at the precipice
When we get close like this
You can’t put out a fire with no crocodile
And me, i’m laying face down
So tell me what Neil Young said
You pick a flower then it’s dead

Put a little love in your heart
C’mon put a little love in your heart
I don’t care how much religion you’ve got
You gotta put a little love in your heart

And you , you look at me in disbelief
Like you could teach me God
When all of a sudden
I’m consumed by love
And you, are all lighting up
With your heart of gold
And everything we touch just turns to soul

Put a little love in your heart
You know you put a little love in my heart
I gotta put a little love in your heart
C’mon put a little love in my heart
C’mon put a little love in your heart
I wanna feel a little love in my heart
I’m gonna put a little love in your heart
A whole lotta love in your heart
Whole lotta love in your heart
There’s a whole lotta love in your heart

Curl up inside me
C’mon hide for a while

Pieces of Sky

These memories are just pieces of sky
Pieces of something much bigger than I
To anyone else just endless blue
I see time framed, an image of you
These memories hold me like the moon
Holds the sea like the sky holds the sun
The sea holds my tears and carries me
When my heart is too heavy for one

When it’s over, it’s over
I best get busy living
Been a long time gone

A dress made of air and webs and dew
The way dreams evaporate as they come true
To anyone else just endless blue
An invisible kite string connects me to you
I knew that it’s selfish to think you’d come here
There’s so many people that must need you near
There’s so many people that need to know
That you’re still with them even when you go
That you’re still with them even when they don’t know

When it’s over, it’s over
I best get busy living
You’ll be a long time gone

And how do you know how much you’ll be missed
Does it add up to some names on a list
So you know we’re just pieces of sky
Pieces of time that keep drifting by

Sugaring Season

Magpie

Magpie, magpie
I’m sitting here watching the world go by
I wonder do you ever question why
Old crow, old crow
I’m sitting here wondering what you know
You’ve seen more of the day than I could dream

I do not know what to tell you
I do not know what to say to you
I do not know what would set you free
But it’s a hard hard fight
A hard hard fight
And I’m turning this one in
I’m turning this one in
I won’t turn back, I’ve seen the sun
I won’t turn back, not for anyone
I’ve seen the sign and I know what is mine
What a lie, what a lie, what a lie, what a lie, what a lie looks like
What a lie, what a lie, what a lie, what a lie, what a lie looks like
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Blue jay, blue jay
I don’t think you mean quite what you say
I don’t think you’re the friend you claim to be
Old crow, old crow
Won’t you tell me please tell me please what you know
You’ve seen more of the world than I could dream

I do not know what to tell you
I do not know what to say to you
I do not know what would set you free
But it’s a hard hard fight
A hard hard fight
And I’m turning this one in
I’m turning this one in
I won’t turn back, I’ve seen the sun
I won’t turn back, not for anyone
I’ve seen the sign and I know I am free
What a lie, what a lie, what a lie, what a lie, what a lie looks like
What a lie, what a lie, what a lie, what a lie, what a lie looks like

Silence me and I won’t be here anymore
Silence me and I won’t be here anymore
Silence me and I won’t be here anymore
Silence me and I won’t be here anymore

Dawn Chorus

Dawn breeze brushed my cheek and I knew what I had to leave
Dawn chorus came on glorious all wrapped up in your sheets
Beneath the noise there was silence
And what was left was ours to surprise us

And you could say that you could say that
you could say that it was my knowing
But I never knew, no I never knew,
no I never knew where this would be going

All the stories people tell and all the tales I heard from myself
It’s best you know or else get told the soft flesh that beats
Beneath your breast
Beneath the noise there’s only silence
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
And you could blame it you could blame it
You could blame it on my knowing
But I never knew, no I never knew,
No I never knew where this would be going

I was lonely as the moon who longs for the sun to come by
I’d wait and wait and wait and wait
But never seem to share the same sky
Beneath the noise there was always silence
But what is left comes on to surprise us

And I could say that I could swear that
I could swear that it was my knowing
But I never knew, no I had no clue, no I never knew
Where this would be going

Candles

She’ll blow them stars out just like candles
She’ll conduct the clouds to move at certain angles
Won’t let the struggle get you down, down, down
Don’t let them horses pull you over ground

You ain’t never far from the morning light
It will get to you if you just hold tight till the morning light

Though you’ve been cold right through
To the bone, bone, bone
It’s always safe and warm back home

Sun don’t shine but it is there,
Don’t see the wind but it moves your hair
Morning comes, what’s done is done
You just found another way to cry

Sun don’t shine but it is there,
Don’t see the wind but it moves your hair
Morning comes, what’s done is done,
You just found another way to cry, to cry, to cry
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I’ll blow that moon out just like a candle
I’ll conduct the spheres to move at certain angles
I heard if you forget yourself
That’s when you meet yourself

Won’t let the struggle bring me down, down, down
Won’t let it force me underground

Sun don’t shine but it is there,
Don’t see the wind but it moves my hair
Morning comes, what’s done is doe,
I just found another way to cry, to cry, to cry

Something More Beautiful

Catch your eye with a flame
You know I’ll be near
You know I’ll be near
Take your time
In the morning light
There’s nobody here
There’s nobody here

When you feel too much to ever let it show
You turn it up, turn it down, turn it on, turn it round, and leave
When you just don't conced
With what you believe
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
You want to learn the trick to turn
What’s not so pretty
Into something more beautiful
It’s the same place
That I learned to turn
What could be sorrow
Into some kind of mercy

When you feel too much to ever let it show
You turn it up, turn it down, turn it off, turn around, and leave
And then I just don’t concede
With what to believe

Call Me The Breeze

Call me the sea
Call me the stream
Call me the sky
Call me the leaves

Hear my call
Hello, lo, lo, lo
Lo, lo, lo, lo

Call me the fire
Call me the air
Call me the grass
The silence of the hare

Hear my call
Hello, lo, lo, lo
Lo, lo, lo, lo

Call me the birds
Call me the bark
Call me the stone
Call me the lark
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Call me the sun
Call me the moon…
Hear my call
Hello, lo, lo, lo
Lo, lo, lo, lo

Call me the day
Call me the night
Call me the dark
Call me the light

Hear my call
Hello, lo, lo, lo
Lo, lo, lo, lo

Call me the wind
Call me the breeze
Call me the north
The south, the west, the east

Call me the earth
Call me the stars…
Hear my call
Hello, lo, lo, lo
Lo, lo, lo, lo

Poison Tree

(William Blake's poem adapted by Beth Orton)

I was angry with my friend
I told my wrath, my wrath did end
I was angry with my foe
I told him not, my wrath did grow

And I watered it with fears
Night and morning with my tears
And I sunned it with smiles
And with soft deceitful wiles
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
And it grew both day and night
Till it bore an apple bright
And my foe beheld its shine
And he knew that it was mine

Into my garden stole
When the night had veiled the Pole
Into my garden stole
When the night had veiled the Pole

Into my garden stole
When the night had veiled the Pole
Into my garden stole
When the night had veiled the Pole

He has cast me in shade
Night and morning have I prayed
Even turned their blood in me
Oh, those of little loyalty
I have watered it with fears
Night and morning with my tears
I have sunned it with smiles
And with soft deceitful wiles
With soft deceitful wiles

And it grew both day and night
Till it bore an apple bright
And my foe beheld its shine
And he knew that it was mine

Into my garden stole
When the night had veiled the Pole
Into my garden stole
When the night had veiled the Pole

Into my garden stole
When the night had veiled the Pole
Into my garden stole
When the night had veiled the Pole

I was angry with my friend
I told my wrath, my wrath did end
I was angry with my foe
I told him not, my wrath did grow

Into my garden he stole
When the night had veiled the Pole
In the morning, glad I see
My foe outstretched beneath the tree
My foe outstretched beneath the tree

See Through Blue

Somebody told me look over and see
Hold you in wonder and longing to be
Somebody you just can't believe will care for you
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
In the hours when spiders mend their webs
When ghosts ride up from the salty sprays
I will enter your lines of grace and read to you
Read to you

This beautiful life that we build by hand
From scraps and shards and broken strands
I will meet you in empty space my see through blue
See through blue

Waking with you makes each day divine
Well, there ain't nothing better to do with my time
I will enter your lines of grace and read to you
My see through blue
My see through blue
My see through blue
My see through blue

Last Leaves Of Autumn

Oh the leaves how they shimmer
Trees lift their skirts and they quiver
Gently they lay down
To the dirt and dust and ground

They lose their innocence to find it all over
Ain't nothing missing, they're just high on a feeling
All they need is believing, no reason will do

I'm hanging on like the last leaves of autumn
But I'm coming through like the first shoots of spring
And I'm standing outside of space of time
And I'm healing, believing

I'm ready for a first time feeling
Something I can believe in
I'm ready for a first time feeling
Awaken sleeping season
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
If ever that morning came again, I'd take it
If ever that morning came again, I'd be there
I have tried to live each day as a last
I have found life is long and I've gone and got a past
And it's best to stand in the shelter of my love

I'm hanging on like the last leaves of autumn
But one ray of sun and I bleed into one
I would light up the sky in one burning mist of flame
I could light up the sky in one blinding mist of flame

I'm ready for a first time feeling
Something I could believe in
I'm ready for a first time feeling
Awaken sleeping season

State Of Grace

Put my stake into the ground
Made my claim this time around
And in the selfsame circumstance I'd do the same again

Hold on out for the one I love
For the one I know I'm of
I never would be swayed

It was here before we noticed it
It'll be here when we're gone
And if I push you away
Well, let me be the first to say
That oh I've seen your light, it's in the harbour
Come on pull me all the faster
Back to the selfsame day

Beauty comes in slow release
I awaken to you piece by piece
I have no need for innocence or grief

Put my hand into your hand
And all the words I understand
They fall away like endless days upon the shore
But I fall away like endless days upon the shore
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
We were here before we noticed it
We'll be here if it's gone
And if I led you astray
Well, let me be the one to say
That oh I've seen your light out in the harbour
Come on, pull us all the faster
Into the selfsame day

And I put my stake into the ground
In a state of grace this time around
And in the selfsame circumstance I'd do the same again
I would do the same again
I would do the same again

Mystery

Come and sing a song
Something that belongs here
Come and calm your soul
Mystery is born here

Alive, alive, alive, alive
Alive, alive, alive, alive oh
Alive oh

Come and rest your bones
You look awful tired
Fall soft upon the thought
Mystery is born

Alive, alive, alive, alive
Alive, alive, alive, alive oh
Alive oh

And a good day is nothing that we thought
Finding out brings nothing that we sought
Oh please don't stand a mood apart
You don't need to break your heart
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
One day will teach us all
A year will never know

Alive, alive, alive, alive
Alive, alive, alive, alive oh
Alive oh

 

Kidsticks

Snow

I'll astrally project myself into the life of someone else
I'll astrally project myself into the life of someone else
I'll astrally project myself into the life of someone else
I'll astrally project myself into the life of someone else
You copy you paste you lose
I'll astrally project myself into the life of someone else
I'll astrally project myself into the life of someone else
Someone else

As the day resolves to night I notice
I have made my world go out of focus
As the day resolves to night I notice
I have made my world go out of focus

As the day resolves to night I notice
I have made my world go out of focus
As the day resolves to night I notice
I have made my world go out of focus
I'll astrally project myself into the life of someone else
I'll astrally project myself into the life of someone else
Someone else

I'll astrally project myself into the life of someone else
I'll astrally project myself into the life of someone else
Someone else

I've been through the best of times
That didn't even touch the sides
And I've been through the worst of times
That never even came to light
Came to light

I've been through the best of times
That didn't even touch the sides
And I've been through the worst of times
That never even came to life
Came to life

As the day resolves to night I notice
I have made my world go out of focus
As the day resolves to night I notice
I have made my world go out of focus
I've been through the best of times
That didn't even touch the sides
And I've been through the worst of times
That never even came to life
Came to life

I'm getting high, I'm getting high
Getting high off your star
I'm getting high, I'm getting high
Getting high off your star
I'm getting high, I'm getting high
Getting high off your star
I'm getting high, I'm getting high
Getting high off your star
I'm getting high, I'm getting high
Getting high off your star
I'm getting high, I'm getting high
Getting high off your star
I'm getting high, I'm getting high
Getting high off your star
I'm getting high, I'm getting high
Getting high off your star

You are all aglow
In the smoke and snow

You are all aglow
In the smoke and snow

You are all aglow
In the smoke and snow

Moon

I know what the sun feels like on my skin
I wanna know what the moon feels like within
I know what the sun feels like on my skin
I wanna know how the moon gives life within
And the same moon rises over me as you
And there is really not much about that that we can do

I see your light, ain't it bright
Keeps me up all night
I see your light, ain't it bright
Keeps me up all night
You copy you paste you lose
And there's a world that I can only see by the light of the moon
And there is that I can only want more than I do
And there's a light that I can only feel when I'm with you
And the same moon rises over me as you
And there is really not much about that that we can do
No, there is really not much about that that we can do

I see the light, ain't it bright
Keeps me up all night
I feel the light burning bright
I see the light, ain't it bright
Keeps me up all night
Keeps me up all night
Keeps me up all night

And I listen to the grass grow
and I wonder what I don't know
And I listen to the grass grow
And I wonder what I don't know
And there is really not much about that that I can do
When the same moon rises over me as you

I see the light, ain't it bright
Keeps me up all night
I see the light, ain't it bright
(I feel the light burning bright)
Keeps me up all night
I feel the light burning bright
(I see the light, ain't it bright)
(Keeps me up all night)
I see the light, ain't it bright
(Keeps me up all night)
Keeps me up all night

Petals

Petals pour from themselves in a synchronized swim
They'd been held to the stem as though holding their breath
Collectively they agree to exhale and be free
Now one after another they tumble silently

Oblivious to me
The ashes of last night
Sigh into a heap

Petals pour from themselves in a synchronized swim
I am woken in a moment as they break the air
Disintegrate, integrate with resigned grace
Lining up to jump they remind me of tears
Sudden and many fall

I look to you
Your empty chair
And then I remember why there's lilac in the air
You copy you paste you lose
My tears well up and cry for you
My tears well up and cry for you
My tears well up and cry for you
My tears well up and cry for you
There's wet in my hair and I never knew
My tears well up and cry for you
My tears well up and cry for you
My tears well up and cry for you
My tears
My tears
My tears
My tears
My tears
These are my tears
My tears
My tears
My tears

1973

You got a certain way I swear of sticking it in
Even though you only ever lose or you win
I always said I'd wait and wait and wait just to see
I've been waiting here since 1973

It only happens elsewhere
It only happens elsewhere
It only happens elsewhere
It only happens elsewhere

Looking back in time right now to '72
I remember all the stupid things we'd do
Sitting round and speeding like it's '79
There was always somewhere else I had to be in my mind

Swimming in my mind
Swimming in my mind
Swimming in my mind
In an electric sky
You copy you paste you lose
Looking below
Well, it changed my dreams
And now nothing is quite what it seems

It only happens elsewhere
It only happens elsewhere
It only happens elsewhere
It only happens elsewhere

You got a certain way I swear of sticking it there
Ridiculously obvious and never less aware
I always said I'd wait and wait and wait just to see
I've been waiting here since 1973

It only happens elsewhere
It only happens elsewhere
It only happens elsewhere

I didn't do it I swear
I wasn't even there
Elsewhere
Elsewhere
I must have been elsewhere
I must have been elsewhere

Wave

If I were a wave
You'd have caught me
If you were my light
I would fade
If you were the sea
You'd not turn your back on me
I'd shake the fury right out off of me

I was crying out for you
Before I ever knew
Crying out to you
Breathe me in

I was crying out for you
Before I ever knew
Calling out to you
Breathe me in
You copy you paste you lose
And if I am wave
Come and catch me
And if I am all wrong
Make me right
When I am a sound
Then I am twisting out loud
Shake that fury right on out to see

I was crying out for you
Before I ever knew
Crying out to you
Breathe me in

I was crying out for you
Before I ever knew
Calling out to you
Breathe me in

And all in all
What the sea forgets
And all in all
What the sea forgets
All in all
Remember not to forget
To shake the fury right out off of me

And all in all
Let the sea forget
And all in all
Let the sea forget
All in all
Remember not to forget
To shake the fury right out off of me
That you and I are always going to be

Dawnstar

There is starlight burning in our hearts tonight
Hear the moonlight speak your name
We're a long way hidden form the cold tonight
I see the dawnstar falling where you are
You copy you paste you lose
You knew the cause
You knew the undertaking
You fought the law
There's always something else we need
But our love is gaining speed
Gaining speed
Now love is gaining speed

When the weather was young, the landscape out of reach
And I was lonesome for your love
Well, we're a long way from somewhere we have ever been
And I am thankful what I have is enough
And won't be ashamed to wear it on the outside
Wear it on the outside
Wear it on the outside
Wear that on the outside of my dreams

Our love is gaining speed
Gaining speed
Gaining speed
Love is gaining speed
Love is gaining
Love is all we need
Love is gaining speed

Falling

I hear you
'Bout a million miles from here
I'm with you
But I don't know if it's clear
And I don't look down
What I see is what I get
So I close my eyes
And I feel you better there

And I'm falling backwards
I'm falling sidewards
And I'm falling backwards from your arms
From your arms

And it looks like
Our harvest didn't come in
It feels like
We are losing everything
Now my phone book
Is filling up with dead friends
And I wonder
Who would answer if I called them
You copy you paste you lose
And I'm falling backwards
I'm falling sidewards
I'm falling backwards from your arms
From your arms
Works like a charm

I'm falling backwards
I'm falling sidewards
I'm falling backwards from your arms

And I've fallen so hard
I've fallen so low
And I can't get back to where we were
Get back to where we were

Oh I'm falling, falling
Oh I'm falling, falling
Oh I'm falling from the sky
Love brought me right back to you
Love brought me right back to you

When I was falling so hard
When I'd fallen so low
That I can't get back to where we were
I got back to where we were

Corduroy Legs

There is that I can only hear by the moon
I lay still enough to hear the trees grow
I listen for the creak of their thoughts
And I hear your corduroy legs running up the stairs
And all the kindest words are held in reserve
For you

And all my gentlest thoughts
A hand reaches to me
Across the banished sea
And holds me
Holds me, holding you
It holds me, holding you

There is that I can only hear by the moon
I lay still enough to hear the trees grow
I listen for the creak of their thoughts
And all the wisdom their age bestows
I hear your corduroy legs running up the stairs
All the kindest words reserved
For you
You copy you paste you lose
All my gentlest thoughts
Are yours
A hand reaches out to me
Across the vanished sea
And holds me, holding you
Holding you
Holds me, holding you

Flesh And Blood

Gonna lay my cruelty down
Getting tired of the sound
All the ways I use to hurt myself

'Cause all is sky and all is sea
Our days are spaces between dreams
She'll be your first, but I could be your last

Ever it is I'm not going to change it
Ever it is it ain't mine to name it
What will be I'm certain I don't know

We have today
And that is forever
Life after life
When we are together

An endless sky
The light in your eye
A little feel in the dark
For the beautiful spark

And now I'm grateful for the storm
That ever brought me to your door
Any breeze that brought me to my knees

There's always been a beautiful sky
It's just there's some clouds in my eyes
I was wild, but I need you to be free

Ever it is it ain't mine to name it
Ever it is it ain't mine to claim it
What will be I'm certain I don't know
You copy you paste you lose
We have today
And that is forever
Life after life
When we are together

An endless sky
The light in your eye
A little feel in the dark
For the beautiful

Big blue sky
Behind the clouds of our eyes
A little feel in the dark
For the beautiful spark

Whatever this is
Whatever this is
Whatever this is
Whatever, whatever, whatever, whatever, whatever this is

Whatever this is
Whatever this is
Whatever this is
Whatever, whatever, whatever, whatever, whatever this is

Non Albums Tracks

Alive alone

( Chemical Brothers )

No way of knowing if she's ever coming back
No way of knowing if I care or not
No way of knowing if she's right or if she's wrong
No way of knowing if I'll carry on
And I'm alive
And I'm alone
And I've never wanted to be either of those
(X2)

And she shines
And she shines for me
She shines for me....

No way of knowing if she's ever coming back
No way of knowing if I care or not
No way of knowing if she's right or if she's wrong
No way of knowing if I'll carry on

And she shines
And she shines for me
She shines for me....

And I'm alive
And I'm alone
And I've never wanted to be either of those
(X2)

I'm alive
I'm alone
And I never wanted to be either of those
(X2)

And she shines
And she shines for me
She shines for me....

Ali's waltz

( Concrete Sky EP )

Right now
It's feels like forever, can't wait
Right now
It's looks like tomorrow, too late
To meet those expectations
Ones that have never unknown

Right now
It's high not to fall out of place
You make me wrong
Have I fallen from grace
What you do for yourself
You expect to someone else

I heard that love is a verb

Right now
It seems quite cold hearted
But how did my grieving
Before we parted
The ground where we lay
And hope to my heart you could stay

Right now
It's high not to fall out of place
If I'm wrong
Have i fallen from grace
What I do to myself
I expect to someone else

I heard that love is a verb

Right now
It feels like tomorrow, can't wait
Right now
It looks like forever, too late
To meet our expectations
Ones that we never unknown

Beautiful way

( Beck feat. Beth orton on background vocal )

Searchlights on the skyline
Just looking for a friend
Who's gonna love my baby
When she's gone around the bend
Egyptian bells are ringing
When it's her birthday
Sweet nothin', I'm talking about you
There's a hurricane blowing your way
Ooh such a beautiful way
To break your heart
Ooh such a beautiful way
To break your heart
There's someone calling your name
It's driving you insane

You were wearing that stained raincoat
And your umbrella was a tangled mess
You were washed up on the glittering shoals
Looking for another crime to confess
You bribed yourself
Out of a place in the sun
But you had some change to spare
So you said you wanna spend it on me
And shook the blues out of your hair

Ooh such a beautiful way
To break your heart
Ooh such a beautiful way
To break your heart
There's someone calling your name
You're gonna miss that train

Best bit ( Single version )

From my soul I found some pride,
I only found this after she died,
From a moment I acquired such grace,
Everybody seemed to want to take her place.

The best part to life it seems,
The best part of life was a dream,
The best part to breaking up,
Is when I'm waking up to see,
Reality never lives up to all as it used to be,
Never seemed quite what it used to seem.

Wasn't sure it was never quite clear,
What the hell was happening all around here,
Never seemed to make much sense,
All that fuss for just the lack of common sense.

The best part to life it seems,
The best part of life was a dream,
The best part to breaking up is,
When I'm waking up to see,
Reality never lives up to all that it used to be,
Never seemed quite what it used to seem,
Can not be all that it used to be,
You're not as quiet as you used to be.

From my soul I found my pride,
Only found this after she died,
From a moment I acquired such tastes,
Everybody seemed to want to take her place.

The best part to life it seems,
The best part of life was a dream,
The best part to waking up,
Is when I'm breaking up to see,
Reality never lives up to all that it used to be,
Never seemed quite what it used to seem,
Can not be all that it used to be,
You're not as quiet as you used to seem,
What did you mean.
What did you seem.


Best bit (She cries your name Version)

From my soul I found some pride,
I only found this after she died,
From a moment I acquired such grace,
Everybody seemed to want to take her place.

The best things in life were dreams,
The best things in life it seems,
The best part to breaking up,
Is when you're waking up to me,
Reality never lives up to all as it used to be,
Never seemed quite what it used to mean,
All that it used to mean X3
All that it used to seem.

Wasn't sure it was never quite clear,
What the hell was happening all around here,
Never seemed to make much sense,
All that fuss for just the little of common sense.

The best things in life were dreams,
The best things in life it seems,
The best part to breaking up,
Is when you're waking up to me,
Reality never lived up to quite as it used to seem,
Never seemed all that it used to mean,
Never seemed quite as it used to seem,
All that it used to mean X2
All that it used to seem X2
All that it used to mean X2

Bobby Gentry

Blue and you lean on me
You know that you're crushing me
You're sulking and I can not breathe
You're sitted in the clouds
You're building a well cross the light
An unusual nightmare for me

Collecting dead rainbows
From puddles on my hills
Taken home to warm by the fire
The flower's in bloom
It will never expire
It's just coming round again

I'm tearing my heart from the seams
I keep tearing my heart on the seams

But I'll keep pushing you 'cause I know just where you've gone
Yeah I'll be pushing you till it's too far to get back home
Will put my soul on stride
'Cause at the speed of light
I can do what I like

Blue when you lean on me
You know that you're crushing me
You're sulking but still I can breathe
You're sitted in the clouds
You're building a well cross the light
Say by an unusual daydreaming way

I'm tearing my heart from the seams
I keep tearing my heart at the seams

But I keep pushing you 'cause I know just where you've gone
Yeah I'll keep pushing you till it's too far to get back home
Will put my soul on stride
'Cause at the speed of light
I can do what I like

Yeah I'll be loving you like it's all I've ever known
Yeah I'll be giving up till it's too far to get back home
I put my heart on stride
'Cause at the speed of light
I can be out of sight

Yeah I'll be loving you like it's all I've ever known
Yeah, I'll be loving you till it's too far to get back home
Will put my soul on stride
'Cause at the speed of light
I can do what I like...
Yeah yeah

Brown Sugar

( Duet with Ryan Adams / Rolling Stones Cover )

Gold Coast slaveship bound for cotton fields
Sold in a market down in New Orleans
Scarred old slaver know he's doin' alright
Hear him whip the women just around midnight

Brown sugar, how come you taste so good
Brown sugar, just like a young girl should

Drums beating, cold English blood runs hot
Lady of the house wond'rin where it's gonna stop
House boy knows that he's doin' alright
You should a heard him just around midnight

Brown sugar, how come you taste so good
Brown sugar, just like a young girl should

Brown sugar, how come you taste so good
Brown sugar, just like a black girl should

I bet your mama was a Tent Show queen
And all her boyfriends were sweet sixteen
I'm no school boy but I know what I like
You should have heard me just around midnight

Brown sugar, how come you taste so good
Brown sugar, just like a young girl should

I said yeah, I said yeah, I said yeah, I said oh
Just like a black girl should

Buckets Of Rain

( Bob Dylan cover / M. Ward & Beth Orton / Live in Australia 10-05-04 )

M. Ward :
Buckets of rain, buckets of tears
Got all them buckets coming out of my ears
Buckets of moonbeams in my hand
He got all the love, honey
I can stand

Beth Orton :
I been meek, hard like an oak
I seen pretty people disappear like smoke
Friends will arrive, friends will disappear
If you want me, honey baby
I'll be here

M. Ward :
I like the smile on your fingertips
I like the way that you move your lips
I like the cool way you look at me
Everything about you is bringing me misery

Beth Orton :
Little red wagon, little red bike
I ain't no monkey but I know what I like
I like the way you love me strong and slow
I'm taking you with me, honey baby
Where I go

Beth Orton & M. Ward :
Life is sad, life is a bust
All you can do is do what you must
You do what you must do and you do it well
I'll do it for you, honey baby
Can't you tell

Bullet

Something's buzzing round your brain and it won't let go,
Could be saying all you need to know,
It could control who you are 'til you become a passenger,
When all is said and done,
Where credits due the blame was true,
It isn't all up to you.

There's too many people take more than they can use,
Still too many people taking more than they can use,
They'd rather drown you in self pity,
Than find the will to live,
When there's no consequence there's no easy route,
Find your bullet and aim and shoot,
When there's no compromise no easy route,
Find your bullet and aim and shoot,
You've got to aim and shoot.

Time is rushing through your veins,
And it won't let go,
Time can tell you all you need to know,
It doesn't matter who I am if I'm not part of its greater plan.
When all is said and done,
Where credits due the blame it isn't all down to you.

There's too many people take more than they can use,
Still too many people taking more than they can use,
They'd rather drown you in self pity,
Than find the will to live,
When there's no compromise there's no easy route,
Find your bullet and aim and shoot,
When there's no compromise no easy route,
Find your bullet and aim and shoot,
You've got to aim and shoot.

Too many people taking more than they can give,
Still too many people taking more than they can give,
There's too many people taking more than they could give
Still too many people taking more than they can give,
Time can tell you all you need to know,
Time can tell you all you need to know,
Time can tell you all you need to know,
Time can tell you all you need to know,

Too many people taking more than they can give,
Oh there's too many people taking more than they can give
I'd rather drown you in self pity,
Than find the will to live,
When there's no consequence no easy route,
Find your bullet and aim and shoot,
Find your lovin' and aim and shoot,
Find your lovin' and aim and shoot.

Frankie

(Lyrics by Harry Smith / Live)

Frankie was a good girl
Everybody knows
She'd pay one hundred dollars
For Albert's suit of clothes

He's her man and he did her wrong
He's her man and he did her wrong
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
Frankie went down to the corner saloon
And she didn't go to belong
She peeped through the key hole in the door
Spied Albert in Alice's arms

He's my man and he's doing me wrong
He's my man and he's doing me wrong

Frankie caught old Albert
Albert said that I don't care
If you don't come to the woman you love
I'm gonna haul you out of here

'Cause he's my man and you was doing me wrong
'Cause your my man and you keep doing me wrong

Frankie shot old Albert
And she shot him three or four times
Let me blow the smoke of my gun
Let me see it fall by stein

'Cause he's my man but he keeps doing me wrong
He's my man but he keeps doing me wrong

Frankie and the judge walked down the stein
Walked up side by side
The judge says to Frankie
Your gonna be justified

For killing your man 'cause he done you wrong
Killing your man and he done you wrong

Dark was the night
Cold was the day
The last words that Frankie said was
"I laid old Albert down"

'Cause he's my man and he was doing me wrong
Yeah he's my man and he kept doing me wrong

Ain't gonna tell no story
I ain't gonna tell no lies
But Albert passed here 'bout an hour ago
With a girl named Alice fine

And he's your man but he kept doing you wrong
He's your man but he was doing you wrong
He's my man but he was doing me wrong
He's my man but he kept doing me wrong

Galaxy of Emptiness (alternate version)

Stars light they sky and a galaxy of emptiness tonight
Though I'm happiest when there's no reason for me to be

When no one's expectations to weigh heavy on my heart
And so much hope it sometimes tears me all apart
Won't you please knock me off my feet, for a while
Could you please knock me off my feet, for a while

Stars light they sky in a gutter full of of broken dreams tonight
Though I'm not content that's the way it seems to be
Still I've been fightin' all week though I don't know what for

Hopin' someone else, someone near knows the score
Could you please knock me off my feet, for a while
Could you please knock me off my feet, for a while

And there's a galaxy of emptiness tonight
A whole galaxy of emptiness tonight
There's a galaxy of emptiness...
A whole galaxy of emptiness...

Monkey see, monkey do
I spent my whole life surrounded by people like you
With all that expectation to weigh heavy on your heart
But no ideas to later tear it all apart
Won't you please knock me off my feet, for a while
Could you please knock me off my feet, for a while

Cause there's a galaxy of emptiness tonight
A whole wide galaxy of emptiness tonight
A galaxy of emptiness...

Burn burn burn your soul to find
Burn burn burn your soul away
Burn a soul to find

Your soul to find

Go Down Easy

(John Martyn cover / Johnny Boy Would Love This... A Tribute To John Martyr LP)

You curl around me
Like a fern in the spring
Lay down here
I'm gonna sing the things you bring

We can go down easy
Oh my lover, we can go down easy
Oh my darling, we can go down easy

You come up and see me
With those big brown eyes
Come around to my place
You know I'll sympathise
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
And we can go down easy
Oh my lover, we can go down easy
Oh my darling, we can go down easy

I won't be fancy
But I will be free
You know I love you
And you can really talk to me

We can go down easy
Oh my lover, we can go down easy
Oh my darling, we can go down easy

You curl around me
Like a fern in the spring
Lay down here
I'm gonna sing the things you bring

We can go down easy
Oh my lover, we can go down easy
Oh my darling, we can go down easy
Oh my darling, we can go down easy

I Me Mine

( Mojo Presents Let It Be Revisited LP )

All through the day
I me mine, I me mine, I me mine
All through the night
I me mine, I me mine, I me mine

Now they're frightened of leaving it
Everyone's weaving it
Coming on strong all the time
All through the day I me mine

I me me mine
I me me mine
I me me mine
I me me mine

All I can hear
I me mine, I me mine, I me mine
Even those tears
I me mine, I me mine, I me mine

No-one's frightened of playing it
Everyone's saying it
Flowing more freely than wine
All thru' Your life, I me mine

I me me mine
I me me mine
I me me mine
I me me mine

All I can hear
I me mine, I me mine, I me mine
Even those tears
I me mine, I me mine, I me mine

No-one's frightened of playing it
Everyone's saying it
Flowing more freely than wine
All through your life I me mine

I love how you love me

I love how your eyes close whenever you kiss me
And when I'm away from you I love how you miss me
I love the way you always treat me tenderly
But darlin' most of all I love how you love me

I love how your heart beats whenever I hold you
I love how you think of me without being told to
I love the way your touch is always heavenly
But darlin' most of all I love how you love me

I love how your eyes close whenever you kiss me
And when I'm away from you I love how you miss me
I love the way your touch is always heavenly
But darlin' most of all I love how you love me
I love how you hug me
I love how you squeeze me, tease me, please me
Love how you love me
I love how you love me
Love how you love me
Love how you love me
Love how you love me
Love how you love me
I love how you love me
Love how you love me
Love how you love me
I love how you love me

In Deep

(Red Snapper feat. Beth Orton / Reeled and Skinned LP)

Just talk what you're talking
And walk like you're walking
Just think what you're thinking
And sink like you're sinking

Just freak like you're freaking
And speak what you're speaking
Just be like you're being
And see what you're seeing

???
Got to get out of this skin
I'm in deep
I'm in deep
Got to get out of this
Got to get out of
I'm in deep
I'm in deep
I'm in deep

Just talk what you're talking
And walk like you're walking
Just think what you're thinking
And sink like you're sinking

Just freak like you're freaking
And speak like you're speaking
Just be like you're being
And see what you're seeing

???
To get out of this skin
I'm in deep
I'm in deep
Got to get out of this
Got to get out of
I'm in deep
I'm in deep
I'm in deep

???
To get out of this skin
I'm in deep
I'm in deep
Got to get out of this
Got to get out of
I'm in deep
I'm in deep
I'm in deep

Inside

( New Buffalo Featuring Beth Orton )

Gotta get away so I can write some more
TV on and record playing, what's it for
Career move is watching you travel far

Watch a building being built, the pieces are
Replacing what's missing inside your heart
In the distance dying on your bedroom floor
Playing songs I used to know

Gonna get my things and take them down
Gotta find a friend and move around
I'm not satisfied with staying here
Playing what seems pretty clear
I'm gonna get my things and take them down (It's alright)
Gotta find a friend and move around
I'm not satisfied with staying here (Here we are)
Playing what seems pretty clear
I'm gonna get my things and take them down (Inside)
Gotta find a friend and move around
I'm not satisfied with staying here
Playing what seems pretty clear

Sending letters back and forth
What can we do
Here's a mountain and a heartbeat
Just for you
Situation tells me that we're going to
Even if we have to pay

Gonna get my things and take them down
Gotta find a friend and move around
I'm not satisfied with staying here
Playing what seems pretty clear

It's alright
Here we are
Inside

It's alright (It's alright)
Here we are (Here we are)
Inside (We're inside)
(We're alright)

It's alright
Here we are
We're inside
We're alright

It's alright (It's alright)
Here we are (Here we are)
Inside (We're inside)
(We're alright)

It's alright (It's alright)
Here we are (Here we are)
Inside (We're inside)
(We're alright)

It's not the spotlight

If I ever feel the light again
Shining down on me
I don't have to tell you
How welcome it would be

I felt the light before,
But I let it slip away
And I just keep on believing
That it'll come back someday

It's not the spotlight
It's not the candlelight
Its not the streetlights
On some old street of dreams
It ain't the moonlight
Not even the sunlight
But I've seen it shining in your eyes
And you know what I mean

Sometimes
I try to tell myself
The light was never real,
Just a fantasy that used to be
The way I used to feel

But you and I know better
Even though it's been so long
Now if your memory really serves you well
You'll never tell me no wrong

It's not the spotlight
It's not the candlelight
Its not the streetlights
On some old street of dreams
It ain't the moonlight
Not even the sunlight
But I've seen it shining in your eyes
And you know what I mean

So if I ever feel the light again
Shining down on me,
I won't have tell you
How welcome it would be

I felt the light before,
But I let it slip away
And I just live for believing
That it'll come back someday

It's not the spotlight
It's not the candlelight
Its not the streetlights
On some old street of dreams
It ain't the moonlight
Not even the sunlight
But I've seen it shining in your eyes
And you know what I mean
Yeah, I've seen it shining in your eyes
And you know what I mean

It's This I Am I Find

I'm that great divide
That never was at all

That's neither large nor heavy
That's neither light or small
There always was and will be
Forever and through all time

Cause here and there and nowhere
always is

It's this I am I find
It's this I am I find
It's this I am I find

When all is one another
Yes one is all mine
Serenely flowing ever
Beyond the tide

The flower blows away
Cause I am but one too
Unless I pray and break up
Really, not at all

A dream smiles at me
I've been here all the time
I've been here all the time
It's this I am I find

Katie Cruel

(Traditional song / Bert Jansch feat. Beth Orton and Devendra Banhart / The Black Swan LP)

When first I came to town
They called me the roving jewel
Now they've changed their tune
They call me Katie Cruel

Through the wood I go
Through the bog and mire
Straight way down the road
To have come to my heart's desire

If I was where I would be
And then would be where I am not
Here I am where I must be
Go where I would be, I cannot

When I fist came to town
They brought me drinks plenty
Now they've changed their tune
They bring me the bottle empty

If I was where I would be
And then would be where I am not
Here I am where I must be
Go where I would be, I cannot

*** Thanx a lot to Jose for this one ***

Lean on me

You've seen sad times,
Your eyes have told me so,
Blue and bad times,
You think that I don't know,
But there'll be glad times,
Just you wait and see,
And there'll be a sun rise,
If you lean on me,
Said lean on me babe,
You can lean on me,
I imagine I could comfort you,
I have forgotten,
The things that you've been through,
But there's one thing,
On which we can a agree,
When you're ready darling,
You can lean on me,
And the love I bring,
Will grow into a lasting thing,
Put your heart on wings,
And set you free,
And as you rise,
Up into the clearing skies,
Maybe you will realise,
You can lean on me,
And lean on me,
You can lean on me,
Lean on me,
You can lean on me,
Lean on me,
You can lean on me,
Lean on me,
You can lean on me,
All your heartache,
Hidden deep inside,
So there's no telling,
How many tears you've cried,
But like the river,
To the weeping willow tree,
I can hold your teardrops child,
So lean on me,
And the love I bring,
Will grow into a lasting thing,
Put your heart on wings,
And set you free,
And as you rise,
Up into the clearing skies,
Maybe you will realise,
You can lean on me,
And lean on me,
You can lean on me,
Lean on me,
You can lean on me,
And lean on me,
You can lean on me,
Lean on me,
You can lean on me,
And lean on me,
You can lean on me,
Lean on me,
You can lean on me,
And lean on me,
You can lean on me,
Lean on me,
You can lean on me.

Love can do

( Terry Callier )

Love glanced at me with your eyes
Love gifted me with your smile
Love led me into your heart
That's what love can do

Love led me when I was right
And sheltered me when I was wrong
Love made you part of my life
That's what love can do

Soon all these lights will go dim
Who knows how far we must travel
While we're making our way back to him
Before our dreams can unravel

Love glanced at me with your eyes
Love lifted me with your smile
Made you the light of my life
That's what love can do

Love can do ...

No expectations

( Unreleased duet with Ryan Adams / Rolling Stones Cover )

Take me to the station and put me on a train
I've got no expectations to pass through here again
Once I was a rich man and now I am so poor
But never in my sweet, short life have I felt like this before

Your heart is like a diamond, you throw your pearls at swine
And as I watch you leaving me, you pack my peace of mind

Our love was like the water that splashes on a stone
Our love was like our music, it's here and then it's gone
So take me to the airport and put me on a plane
I've got no expectations to pass through here again

Northern Sky

(Comfort Of Strangers Bonus Disc)

You're the loneliest firework
In the Western Hemisphere
You like to like the company you keep
You keep it still
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
You cannot read, you cannot write
You could read a face alright
Got no teeth, but you've got bags of soul

You haven't got the good stuff
But we knew we must be near
We couldn't go home just yet
The postcards weren't written
They were still in your head

Yeah we could not sing and could not play
Procrastinate in a beautiful way
Had no clothes, but we had bags of style

Cold like a morning sun
On a northern sky
When the wind is high
See the birds still fly
You were on my mind
You were on my mind
On My Way Home

(Comfort Of Strangers Bonus Disc)

If I hadn't met you a mile away
I might had got there about an hour ago
Got washed away by the rain
Was waiting for the bus it never came

I would be hanging round the fig leaves
Of the town I live in
I'd be running round in circles
I'd be lost without the sin
I'd be lying with my lover
I'd be holding back the tears
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
If I had known would I have loved you forever
If I had known would I have drunk you today

There's a miny starry shawl
There's a thousand starry stars
On the back seat of the car
Where the starry stars are stars
There's a hole in your pocket
There's a hole in a bucket
There's a hole in your shoes where the light came shining through

If I had known would I had loved you forever
If I had known would I have loved for days
If I had known would I had drunk you in forever
If I had known would I had drunk you in a day

If I hadn't met you a mile away
I might have been the same but I don't know
Got washed away by the rain
Was waiting for the bus it never came

Ooh Child

( Warchild - Hope Compilation )

Ooh child things are gonna get easier
Ooh child things will be brighter
Ooh child things are gonna get easier
Ooh child things will be brighter

Someday, yeah, we'll put it together and we'll get it undone
Someday when your head is much lighter
Someday, yeah, we'll walk in the rays of a beautiful sun
Someday when the world is much brighter

Ooh child things are gonna get easier
Ooh child things will be brighter
Ooh child things are gonna get easier
Ooh child things'll be brighter

Someday, yeah, we'll put it together and we'll get it undone
Someday when your head is much lighter
Someday, yeah, we'll walk in the rays of a beautiful sun
Someday when the world is much brighter now
Brighter now

You just wait and see how things are gonna be
You just wait and see how things are gonna be
You just wait and see how things are gonna be

Ooh child things are gonna get easier
Ooh child things will be brighter

Pedestal

I've been sitting so high on this pedestal
No need to tell how I might feel if I were to fall
'Cause you don't know how hard it is to cry
Ever since you have said goodbye

You can't feel this and not a little strong
You can't feel this but not a little wrong
How're you gonna know all the answers
When you don't know how to question it?
And you don't know all the questions yet

There's a look in your eye
Of which we never speak
Will it make you too strong
Or am I gonna feel so weak?
Well, I'm not the same as you
And I don't want the things you do
And all that preaching never let anyone know
You cannot reap what you cannot sow
You cannot reap what you cannot sow

And they never had the patience to let it be
Sometimes I've waited years for what I cannot see
It must be them, not the whole world, that lies
To neither do I wanna have to say goodbye

You can't feel this and not a little strong
You can't feel that but not a little wrong
How'm I gonna know all the answers
If I don't know how to question it?
And I don't know all the questions yet

There's a look in your eye
Of which we never speak
Will it make me too strong
Or are you gonna feel so weak?

Well I'm not the same as you
And I don't have the things you do
And all this preaching never let anyone know
You cannot reap what you cannot sow
You cannot reap what you cannot sow

Precious maybe

Sometimes I get to thinkin', baby, when I'm all alone
I could maybe make it on my own
The more, oh, you set me free
The more attractive you seem to be

And my baby
My precious baby
You're my maybe
My only maybe

Sometimes I get to thinkin' when we're on the
telephone
Are you really on your own
So more that you set me free
The more deceptive it gets to be

And my baby
My only maybe
You're my baby
My precious maybe

Sometimes I get a feelin' in every part of me
Nothin' is what it seems to be
The more, oh, you set me free
The more addicted I get to be

You're my baby
My only maybe
You're my baby
My precious maybe
Ooh, my baby
Ooh, my baby
My precious baby...

River

( Live - Joni Mitchell Cover )

It's coming on Christmas
They're cutting down trees
They're putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace
Oh I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
But it don't snow here
It stays pretty green
I'm going to make a lot of money
Then I'm going to quit this crazy scene
I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
I wish I had a river so long
I would teach my feet to fly
Oh I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
I made my baby cry

He tried hard to help me
You know, he put me at ease
And he loved me so naughty
Made me weak in the knees
Oh I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
I'm so hard to handle
I'm selfish and I'm sad
Now I've gone and lost the best baby
That I ever had
Oh I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
I wish I had a river so long
I would teach my feet to fly
Oh I wish I had a river
I made my baby say goodbye

It's coming on Christmas
They're cutting down trees
They're putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace
I wish I had a river
I could skate away on

River Come Down

(Dave van Ronk cover / Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys LP)

You take a stick of bamboo, you take a stick of bamboo
You take a stick of bamboo and you throw it in the water
Oh oh Hanaah

You take a stick of bamboo, you take a stick of bamboo
You take a stick of bamboo and you throw it in the water
Oh oh Hanaah
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
River oh river
She come down
River oh river
She come down

You travel on the river, you travel on the river
You travel on the river, you travel on the water
Oh oh Hanaah

You travel on the river, you travel on the river
You travel on the river, you travel on the water
Oh oh Hanaah

River oh river
She come down
River oh river
She come down

My home's across the river, my home's across the river
My home's across the river, my home's across the water
Oh oh Hanaah

My home's across the river, my home's across the river
My home's across the river, my home's across the water
Oh oh Hanaah

River oh river
She come down
River oh river
She come down

You take a stick of bamboo, you take a stick of bamboo
You take a stick of bamboo and you throw it in the water
Oh oh Hanaah

You take a stick of bamboo, you take a stick of bamboo
You take a stick of bamboo and you throw it in the water
Oh oh Hanaah

River oh river
She come down
River oh river
She come down

You take a stick of bamboo, you take a stick of bamboo
You take a stick of bamboo and you throw it in the water

Safety

You saw a time to come
Where the eyes of the world would see as one
You saw a time to come
Where all of our laughter is seen through the eyes of the son

And you'll get angry in this town
'Cause you've seen more than what's been found
Can't be too needy in this town
'Cause there's enough of that around

Safety in lovers
Freedom from therein
Safety in lovers
And somewhere to begin

You saw a time to come
Where the eyes of the world will cry as one
You saw a time to come
Where all our work's not done as for the good of one

And you'll get angry in this town
'Cause there's not more than what's been found
Can't be too needy in this town
'Cause there's enough of that around

Safety in lovers
Freedom from therein
Safety in lovers
And somewhere to begin

Safety in lovers
Freedom from within
Safety in lovers
And somewhere to begin

Sisters of Mercy

( Leonard Cohen Tribute )

The sisters of mercy, they are not departed or gone
They were waiting for me when I thought that I just can't go on
They brought me their comfort and later they brought me this song
Oh I hope you run into them, you who've been travelling so long

Yes you who must leave everything that you cannot control
It begins with your family, but soon it comes around to your soul
Well i've been where you're hanging, I think I can see how you're pinned
When you're not feeling holy, your loneliness says that you've sinned

Well they lay down beside me, I made my confession to them
And they touched both my eyes and I touched the dew on their hem
If your life is a leaf that the seasons tear off and condemn
They will bind you with love that is graceful and green as a stem

When I left they were sleeping, I hope you run into them soon
Don't turn on the lights, you can read their address by the moon
And you won't make me jealous if I hear that they sweetened your night
We weren't lovers like that and besides it would still be all right
We weren't lovers like that and besides it would still be all right

Skimming Stone

You been trying to find the line
To define the strength in weak hands
Read the first page, then guess the rest
I don't always know what's best
You been trying to swim up the sun's burning reflection
And trying to skim a boulder in the very same direction

Where it goes,
No one knows,
No one follows
Where it goes,
No one knows,
No one follows

I'll be a flame burning in the darkness
And I will light what's in your heart
I'll be a flame in the dark
But I can't light what's not in your heart
I can lie, I can lie, I can lie
I can lie
Lie, I could lie

You can lie
You can lie
You can lie

The same day

( A.k.a Wouldn't You Too - Pass In Time LP )

Met him in a cafe one day and he told his story right away
They got married and divorced in the same day
Now he'd rather know her debt than walking down some street
Another plan in her head, in her head

So many places they have never seen
For everywhere now seems somewhere they must've been
Look him in the eyes to see his point of view
But then it goes back to what he always knew

Wouldn't you too
Wouldn't you too
Wouldn't you too

Well, summer days in chapel sky
They were they preaching a lie with no black tie and
Who'd given and take in the same day
He's tired from sleeping with the dead and could be running down some street
Another plan in his head, in his head

So many places he had never seen
Now everywhere looks like somewhere he must've been
He's looking everywhere to find a point of view
Realizes it's come back what he knew

If you were to leave before the morning light
I pray there's an angel who'll hold you tight
Guide you on some higher flight
Somewhere far from here where blue seas run clear
In this world where no one speaks the language
I only want to start a new

Wouldn't you too
Wouldn't you too
Wouldn't you too

Wouldn't you too
Wouldn't you too
Wouldn't you too

Wouldn't you too
Wouldn't you too
Wouldn't you too

The State We're In

(The Chemical Brothers feat. Beth Orton / Come With Us LP)

I've been working, baby, for too long now
Just wanna get next to you, boy
I've been searching, baby, a way to tell you how
Gotta get through to you, boy

Never said it was sunshine
But you took it all of the time
Never said it was sunshine
But you took it all of the time
All of the time
All of the time
All of the time
You took it all of the time

There's no escaping now
Let me show you how
What it feels to be true

I've been working, baby, for too long now
Just wanna get next to you, boy
I've been searching, baby, a way to tell you how
Gotta get through to you, boy

Never said it was sunshine
But you took it all of the time
Never said it was sunshine
But you took it all of the time
All of the time
All of the time
All of the time
You took it all of the time

There's no escaping now
Let me show you how
What it feels to be true

There's no escaping now
Let me show you how
What it feels to be true

I've been working, baby, for too long now
I've been searching, baby, a way to tell you how


Untouchable part 2

( With Princess superstar )

Princess Superstar:

I got King Kong playin Ping-Pong with a big bong in my brainstorm and the pains warm
Swarm like smog in Hong Kong I know it's wrong but I kill me softly with my own song
Some magic wand could make it be ok kill the decay like a cake and a lay
But today- it wasn't a good day and you can't touch me I've already faded, I faded away

Beth Orton:

Sometimes I wear nothing on the outside
Because there's too much on the inside
The bouncer wouldn't let me in
He said my emotions were too close to the skin
And at this point a touch would feel like a cut

Princess Superstar:

Turn me off, just turn it off
I'm off base off face when I think I lace I cough mace
I could go on for days but then I always complain
A waste of breath and a name
I aim and I maim and I came here to choose but when I look around me, compare me and lose
Payin dues feelin blues got no clues and it's all news to you, huh
I keep it so undercover I could be a mattress and it matches the patchy ashes my brain crashes
This address, I hope I move from it from summit to plummet I covet release and it's comin

Beth Orton:

Sometimes I wear nothing on the outside
Because there's too much on the inside
The bouncer wouldn't let me in
He said my emotions were too close to the skin
And at this point a touch would feel like a cut

Princess Superstar:

Untouchable it ain't discussible I'm disgustable in a vestibule must a pulled a musclefull in my head
I bet I get better but better remember I waited forever
Fuck Princess I'm talkin 'bout Concetta you never met her
It kind of appears my ego account's in arrears
Fear, tore up and teared with wet tears I feel weird and I wish it was easy to ask you to come here
Sometimes I'm happy when I see the sun one day I'll say I've won
And if you think this song is done there's Untouchable Part 1

Beth Orton:

Sometimes I wear nothing on the outside
Because there's too much on the inside
The bouncer wouldn't let me in
He said my emotions were too close to the skin
And at this point a touch would feel like a cut

*** Thanx a lot to Al for this one ***

Watch The Stars

(Traditional song / Bert Jansch feat. Beth Orton / The Black Swan LP)

Beth Orton:
Watch the stars, see how they run
Watch the stars, see how they run
Stars gotta run at the setting of the sun
Watch the stars, see how they run

Bert Jansch:
Watch the wind, see how it blows
Watch the wind, see how it blows
The wind gotta blow at the setting of the sun
Watch the wind, see how it blows

Bert & Beth:
Watch the moon, see how it glows
Watch the moon, see how it glows
The moon gotta glow at the setting of the sun
Watch the moon, see how it glows

Watch the stars, see how they run
Watch the stars, see how they run
Stars gotta run at the setting of the sun
Watch the stars, see how they run

Watch the clouds, see how they fly
Watch the clouds, see how they fly
They all run by on the windblown sky
Watch the clouds, see how they fly

Watch the stars, see how they run
Watch the stars, see how they run
They all run down at the setting of the sun
Watch the stars, see how they run

*** Thanx a lot to Jose for this one ***

What We Begin

(Comfort Of Strangers Bonus Disc)

I could see it in my dreaming
I could make it happen in my life
Follow you off the edge of the earth
When you decided it didn't feel quite right
But I know to respect and be weary
Of this communion
And the lesions that lay within

What we begin and never end
What we begin and never end
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
Well, she says I've an instinct, a tactic in war
Like the wings of an angel getting clipped being boned
Follow you to the end of the moon
And then decided all good things pass this way and have left too soon
Did you know you could mess up your intentions
When you ask too much of any question
It ain't never coming back and you can't change that
Perfect strangers to tell our secrets to the mad men

What we begin and never end
What we begin and never end

I could see it in my dreaming
I could make it happen in my life
I followed you off the edge of the earth
I never though that it might not feel right

It's what we begin and never end
It's what begins to never end

When The Sun Comes Up

(Bert Jansch feat. Beth Orton / The Black Swan LP)


When the sun comes up, I feel like hiding
When it goes down, show my face again
Sweet honey child, you are my sunshine
Giving me light with the warmth of your smile

You tell me once and you tell me again
I'm sure I'll get it right
And if I get it wrong for the third and last time
Honey, please, start again

When the sun comes up, I feel I'm drowning
When it goes down, I get so lonely again
Sweet honey child, you see I'm drowning
Going down for the third and last time
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
Tell me what I'm doing wrong
I'm sure to learn in time
But if I get this wrong for the third and last time
Honey, go start again

Sweet honey child, you see I'm drowning
Going down for the third and last time
When I'm all at sea, you save me baby
Show me the light in your sweet loving arms

Tell me once and you tell me again
I'm sure to get it right
But if I get this wrong for the third and last time
Honey, please, start again
Honey, go start
Honey, go start
Honey, go start again

Where Do I Begin

( The Chemical Brothers feat. Beth Orton - from Vanilla Sky soundtrack, 2001)

Sunday morning I'm waking up
Can't even focus on a coffee cup
Don't even know whose bed I'm in
Where do I start
Where do I begin
Sunday morning I'm waking up
Can't even focus on a coffee cup
Don't even know whose bed I'm in
Where do I start
Where do I begin

Where do I start
Where do I begin
Where do I start
Where do I begin
Where do I start
Where do I begin
Where do I start
Where do I begin

Sunday morning I'm waking up
Can't even focus on a coffee cup
Don't even know whose bed I'm in
Where do I start
Where do I begin
Where do I start
Where do I begin
(X12)

Wild World

( Cat Stevens Cover / How To Deal OST )

Now that I've lost everything to you
You say you wanna start something new
And it's breaking my heart you're leaving
Baby I'm grieving

If you wanna leave
Take good care
Hope you find a lot of nice things to wear
But then a lot of nice things turn bad out there

Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world
It's hard to get by just upon a smile
Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world
I'll always remember you like a child, girl

You know I've seen a lot of what the world can do
And it's breaking my heart in two
'Cause I never wanna see you a sad girl
Don't be a bad girl

Now if you wanna leave, take good care
I hope you make a lot of nice friends out there
But just remember there's a lot of bad and beware

Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world
It's hard to get by just upon a smile
Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world
I'll always remember you like a child, girl

But if you wanna leave, take good care
I hope you make a lot of nice friends out there
But just remember there's a lot of bad and beware

Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world
It's hard to get by just upon a smile
Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world
I'll always remember you like a child, girl

Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world
Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world

Your Kisses Burn

(Marc Almond cover / Mark Lanegan feat. Beth Orton)

You make a fire
Here in my heart
Your kisses burn me
Sending sparks
Auroras fade
Charisma pales
Your kisses burn
They scorch my soul

And world without end
Through tempest and storm
Your kisses my fire
To keep my heart warm

When your kisses burn
Why are my lips like ice

I'll make a fire
There in your heart
Made not of love
But only hate
And for the fuel
Will be your soul
An inferno
To consume you whole

And world without end
Through tempest and storm
My soul be your fire
To keep my heart warm

With my touch
I'll freeze your heart

Your kisses burn
The tides will turn
You brand your promise
On my tongue

I'll kill you
With this final fire
And lead you to
Your funeral pyre

And world without end
Through tempest and storm
My soul be your fire
To keep my heart warm
Your kisses my fire
Your love keeps me warm
Your kisses my fire
Your love keeps me warm
Your kisses my fire
Your love keeps me warm
Your kisses my fire
Your love keeps me warm
Your kisses my fire
Your love keeps me warm
Your kisses my fire
Your love keeps me warm
Your kisses my fire
Your love keeps me warm
Your kisses my fire
Your love keeps me warm

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