B i o g r a p h y
 (by Kathleen C. Fennessy)

Often compared to Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake — quite favorably, no less — singer/songwriter Kathryn Williams was born in Liverpool in 1974. Her father was a folksinger and, as a child, she studied piano and guitar and enjoyed listening to the classic rock of the 1960s. Although she studied art while in college at Newcastle, that was where and when her interest in songwriting flourished. As influences, she has claimed a diverse array of artists, including Nina Simone, Bob Dylan, Tim Buckley, Van Morrison, Leonard Cohen, the Velvet Underground, and Nick Cave (whose "Into My Arms" played at her wedding). In 1999, Williams released her debut, Dog Leap Stairs, on her own Caw Records. Co-produced by P.J. Harvey associate Head, it's been said that it only cost 80 pounds to record (although some sources say as little as 75). As Mitchell has done with many of her album covers, Williams designed the arresting image on the front of hers. The album received praise for her clear voice and spare arrangements. That September, she played before her biggest audience yet (2,500) when she appeared as part of "English Originals," the Nick Drake Tribute Night at London's Barbican. Her performance of "Saturday Sun" was considered one of the highlights of the charity event and led to an invitation to provide backing vocals to Drake friend John Martyn's 2000 release, Glasgow Walker. Williams poured even more of her own money (3000 pounds) into 2000's Little Black Numbers, which was again co-produced by Head and released by Caw. It garnered her best reviews yet from the notoriously fickle British press and would go on to secure a prestigious Mercury Music Prize nomination (an award won that year by Badly Drawn Boy). The resulting sales got her out of debt and led to a licensing arrangement with East West (a subsidiary of AOL/TimeWarner), which re-released it in 2001. Williams continued to branch out beyond the confines of folk when she contributed "Day by Day" to Signs (2000) by the Indian-born electronica duo Badmarsh and Shri (it also appears on the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation soundtrack). Another surprising collaboration was "Demons in Cases," a 2002 single with electronica act Pedro (aka James Rutledge). Williams recorded her third full-length, Old Low Light, with Head in South Wales and Newcastle. Released by East West in 2002, the cover features a family photograph (of Williams and her father at the beach). By this time, her backing band had solidified around Laura Reid on cello, Jonny Bridgewood on bass, David Scott on guitar, and Alex Tustin on percussion. Later that year, she contributed "Easy and Me" to Total Lee! The Songs of Lee Hazlewood. Over the years, Williams has also released a number of singles; an unusual move for a folk artist, but also a sign that she has — or is perceived to have — "crossover potential." And that she does, hence the occasional comparison to more pop-oriented artists like Beth Orton, Turin Breaks, and Belle and Sebastian.




Dog leap stairs
- 1999-05-10 -



Leazes park
Night came
What am i doing here
No-one to blame
Something like that
Lydia
Handy
Dog without wings
Fade
Madmen and maniacs


Little black numbers
- 2000-03-xx -

We dug a hole
Soul to feet
Stood
Jasmine hoop
Fell down fast
Flicker

Intermission (Instrumental)
Tell the truth as if it were lies
Toocan
Morning song
Each star we see
We came down from the trees


Old low light
- 2002-08-02 -

Little black numbers
White, blue and red
Mirrorball
Devices
Daydream and saunter
Beatles
Wolf
Tradition
Swimmer
On for you
No one takes you home
3am phonecall


Relations
- 2004-05-03 -



In A Broken Dream
Birds
Thirteen
Hallelujah
The Ballad Of Easy Rider
A Guy What Takes His Time
Candy Says
How Can We Hang On To A Dream
I Started A Joke
Easy And Me
Spit On A Stranger
All Apologies
Beautiful Cosmos
These Days


Over fly over
- 2005-05-09 -

Three
Indifference #1
Breath
Old Low Light #2
Just Like A Birthday
Shop Window
Escaping
Beachy Head
City Streets

Until the Dark (Instrumental)
Baby Blues
Full Colour


Leave to remain
- 2006-10-02 -

Blue Onto You
Let It Happen
Sustain Pedal
Stevie
Sandy L
When
Glass Bottom Boat
Hollow
Opened
Room In My Head


Two
- 2008-03-03 - With neill maccoll



6am Corner
Innocent When You Dream
Come With Me
Before It Goes
Blue Fields
Frame
Grey Goes
Weather Forever
Shoulders
Armchair
Rolling Down
All
Holes In Your Life

The Quickening

- 2010-02-22 -



50 White Lines
Just A Feeling
Winter Is Sharp
Wanting And Waiting
Black Oil
Just Leave
Smoke
Cream of the Crop
There Are Keys
Noble Guesses
Little Lesson
Up North

 
Presents... The Pond
- 2012-05-28 - The Pond

Carved
Circle Round A Tree
The River
Pass Us By
The Art Of Doing Nothing
Memory Let Down
Bebop
Hard Shoulder
End Of The Pier
Evening Star
Aim


Crown Electric

- 2013-09-30 -



Underground
Gave It Away
Heart Shaped Stone
Count
Out Of Time
Monday Morning
Darkness Light
Picture Book
Morning Twilight
Arwen
Tequila
Sequins
The Known

Hypoxia
- 2015-06-15 -



Electric
Mirrors
Battleships
Cuckoo
Beating Heart
Tango with Marco
When Nothing Meant Less
The Mind Is Its Own Place
Part of Us

Resonator
- 2016-11-11 - With Anthony Kerr



You Don’t Know What Love Is
My Funny Valentine
Every Time We Say Goodbye
I’
m A Fool To Want You
Like Someone In Love
The Very Thought Of You
The Man I Love
Embraceable You
Stormy Weather
Autumn Leaves


Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Blackwater Side
First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Foreign Skies
Ghost
Kiss the Forehead
North country maid
Some Kind Of Wonderful
This woman's work
Who knows where the time goes


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Dog leap stairs

Leazes park

You waited for me
On the green grass behind the park
I felt your breath
On the back of my neck
From two hundred yards

You waited for me
You said you didn't
I know you lied
I've been watching you for hours

I trusted you
I cared for you
With the most important thing
And you said
Everything you did
Was for me

Yeah look down at your feet
Your own look me in ?

'Cause I waited for you
And you waited for me
'Cause I waited for you
And you waited, you waited for me

Your just still love
Your just still love
Your just still love
 
You're just a still love
You're just a still love
You're just a still love

'Cause I waited for you
And you waited for me

Night came

Night came to me
Like a tired movie star
Crept up to me in the dark
I heard it call

You're too tired to listen to me
But you'll miss me
If you sleep
And what's a day
Without a night
To give it birth

Lie below
Watch it rise
What is worse
I need her like
She needs me
How can you say
The night is free

You cursed me cause i stole the light
But i helped the blind
Took everybody's sight
Then they bought the light from the day
Now there's not a safe place

And what's a day
Without a night
To give it birth
Lie below watch it rise
What is worse
I need her like
She needs me
how can you say
The night is free

What am i doing here?

 What am i doing here
When i was brought in the world
Through blood and tears

How will it end
How will it end

I'm not trying to be melodramic
I try hard to think what i'm going to say
'Cause i want to keep the friends that i've got
Well i think i do anyway

How will it end
How will it end

I can't think of good things
When they happen
I wait for the shit to come
And i love you one and all
One and all

What am i doing here
When i was brought in the world
Through blood and tears

How will it end
How will it end

I'm going to stop being scared
Of what happens when i say what I think
I'm gonna stand up and be brave about it
Look who i am i've got a brain
I've got a thought between these ears
Feelings between eyes
You want to see
And i am no pig with it's trotters on your plate
To come and cut into and salivate into

What am i doing here
I was brought in this world through blood and tears
How will it end
How will it end
How will it end
How will it end
How will it end

No-one to blame

Show it to me one more time
Give it a try say that you were wrong
And i was right

There's no one to blame
I'd prefer it wasn't me
I don't chase fools or make rules
Saying you and me are meant to be
No, no, no, no, no ...

Said it in basic french
I've slept with someone
I love her 'cause she looks like you
There's no one to blame
You just look the same
Do i really have to choose?
No, no, no, no, no ...

In a hotel undercover
Heard you speaking through my new lover
I'm not to blame we‘re all the same
You'll be tired of me when he gets tired of you
No, no, no, no, no ...

Bringing it down
Down to my level
Where you think i am
Bringing it down, down down
Down to my level
Where you think i am
Come down, down
Down to my level
I know you'll understand
Down down down
Down to my level
I know you'll understand

Something like that

 Saw the future to the past
Saw the silence that is now
Soaked it up in a cloth
Hung it up with old rows

Something like that
Oh god it's all coming back
Something like that
Something like that
Something like that ...

I was calm sure of things
I put on your boots
And started to sing
What a life which one do i choose
You or her her or you
I'll wait a while and have some fun with this
Have some fun

Something like that
Oh i'm so coming back
Something like that
Something like that
Something like that ...
Something like that
Oh god it's all coming back

To see things you way
I have to step out of me
And look out of you
Into me

Something like that
Something like that
Something like that ...

Lydia

Sometimes the rain rains
Sometimes the sunshine shines
Over and over again
Washing us warm and dry

Over the hill i watched you walk up to me
Wind in the grass
Brushed you up like from the sea
Ahh ahh ahh ahh

Darker than blue into grey
We watched the sun go down
Lights in the houses went on
Like sun shining from the ground

Then over the hill I watched you walk up to me
Wind in the grass
Brushed you up like from the sea.

Handy

Lonely never a thought from you
Simply only
Nothing to you

I just wanted
A slice of your life
A bit of spice in my life
A bit of nice in my life

Something keeps you from me
Nothing wrong in just letting it be
Letting it be

Stop the rain
Close your eyes
Close your sleepy eyes
Listen to the traffic flow

Dog without wings

Ddogs been hanging 'round my door for three days
Been barking like they're talking
It's been raining for more than three days
And still they're not moving

I tasted her on your skin
I didn't tell you
You tasted her in your mind
You didn't tell me

You talk of angels and their wings
Do you think your God
Cause i am no angel with pretty wings
I am barking with the dogs

I saw her and me in your eyes
Both of us inside you
Two loves inside you
And the only thing you wanted was you

Dogs been hanging 'round my door for three days
Been barking like they're talking
It's been raining for more than three days
And still they're not moving

Fade

Fade into the distance
Paler and paler and
Fade into the wallpaper
Slowly when i don't look
The more that i will you
The less it hurts inside
Time on my own is like cool fresh air
After summer sunlight

You fade away
Beautifully dissolved
And my profile is clear
Ready to be resolved

You were my back door key
When there was a queue to get in
Maybe i was a tease to laugh at you
Eating out of that tin
But it's hard not to be who i am
When i feel so at home
There's nothing more sexy
Than watching someone who doesn't know
They are being watched and

You fade away
Beautifully dissolved
And my profile is clear
Ready to be resolved

Fade into the distance
Paler and paler and
Fade into the wallpaper.

Madmen and maniacs

No one is going to hurt you
I'm the one who will protect you
Let your walls down
I wanna be around you
I just don't want to surround you

You think everyone has got it in for you
I feel the same way
It doesn't mean it's true
Let your walls down
I wanna be around you
I just don't want to surround you

I'm sinking down down in white sheets
And hot sleep
With the traffic of mad men and maniacs
I'm sinking down down in white sleep and hot sheets
With mad men and maniacs
I'm sinking down with mad men and maniacs.

Little black numbers

We dug a hole

You said
Clichés come from the truth
Of beauty that every one feels they can own
Is then truth
Being rubbed out or watered down

We dug a hole
To keep everyone out of view
We dug a hole
Hoped it was big enough.

The water was like creased old leather
Lit by a bare bulb
And we talked about the swirly island waters

They dug a hole
To keep everyone out of view
They dug a hole
Filled it with water

Late into the night
Through dried up popcorn and sticky carpets
Words danced upwards
To tired out lyrics

They dug a hole
To keep everything out of view
They dug a hole
Warmer than wood, bold and safe
Warmer than wood, bold and safe
Warmer than wood, bold and safe

Soul to feet

You only stop talking
When you're sleeping
There's got to be something wrong
With your past

I can't talk if i'm thinking
I'm not gonna move so fast

Is your life so exciting
You have to tell everyone you meet
Try to make it so enticing
You wear your soul out to your feet
Always leave before them
You want them to think
You've got so much to do
Maybe they're not thinking of you

If you would shut up
Someone could save you
Manipulate everything
And that's how i love you

Is your life so exciting
You have to tell everyone you meet
Try to make it so enticing
You wear your soul out to your feet
Always leave before them
You want them to think
You've got so much to do
Maybe they're not thinking of you

Is your life so exciting
You have to tell everyone you meet
Try to make it so enticing
You wear your soul out to your feet
Always leave before them
You want them to think
You've got so much to do
Maybe they're not thinking of you

If you would shut up
Someone could save you
Manipulate everything
And that's how i love you

Stood

 All i ask for is the sign for my fleeting
Lift me to your light
Felt the warmth back in my eyes
I used to follow you round in a casual way
Miss good shows on the radio just to see your face

And you
Just stood
You kept me there
Bare to what you were
And you
Just would
Be happy to be loved by me
But not for good
Not for good.

I never thought that i'd get to talk to you
You are always about never in doubt of what you've got to do

I knew i'd be nervous now
What was i then
Years had passed my frustration was masked
I knew i would not be again

And you
Just stood
You kept me there
Bare to what you were
And you
Just would
Be happy to be loved by me
But not for good
Not for good.

Jasmine hoop

Window light shines through the leaves of my plant
And a jasmine hoop swings on the highest branch
We took cheap shots at each other on the phone
But it was my last chance before you were gone

You stand there ignoring all my friends
'Cause you said i'm all you can stand

I'm going to tell you half the story so you'll come back
I'm going to tell you half the answers so if you get one
You won't expect it
Don't expect it dear
I'm nobody's fool
I'm nobody's fool
I'm nobody's fool

You stand there ignoring all my friends
'Cause you said i'm all you can stand

I'm going to tell you half the story so you'll come back
I'm going to tell you half the answers so if you get one
You won't expect it
Don't expect it dear
'Cause you said i'm all you can stand

Fell down fast

Ii fell down fast fell down free
Lost my money lost my greed
I just want the prize you gave to them

Became a saint from just a friend
Mending boats on white hot sands
We all want to still think you are there

'Cause you were the one that spoke out
We were the ones you tried to stay awake
We were the ones sorting our lives out
You were the one who made the break

You fell down fast fell down free
Found a freedom lost the needs
I just want to prize you away

We carry on we carry memories
With every day your turning into dreams
I just want one more argument

'Cause you were the one that spoke out
We were the ones you tried to stay awake
We were the ones sorting our lives out
You were the one who made the break

You fell down fast we fell down fast
Fell down fast
In just a flash you fell down fast
Fell down fast

You fell down fast you fell down fast
Fell down fast
In just a flash you fell down fast
Fell down fast

Flicker

I watch you wait
At the bus stop with one eye
On your watch
You turn and say
To strangers there's not enough time
For one man in one life
Just a flicker and then a breeze
Breeze, breeze

But you sit there for hours
Watching programmes you don't
Plan to watch they just come on
And if you had one chance to change
Would you review your plans?

'Cause there's not enough time
For one man in one life
Just a flicker and then a breeze
Breeze, breeze

I keep my time
Saved in a box
From going fast in cars
I've piled it up high
From saying hello to friends
With a quick goodbye

'Cause there's not enough time
In one life for one man
Just a flicker and then a breeze
'Cause there's not enough time
For one man in one life
Just a flicker
And a breeze
Breeze, breeze, breeze, breeze, breeze ...

Tell the truth as if it were lies

You said your words i walked to the door
Then you walked behind me
Went to the station the train was late
You said i feel dead
In this place
You listen to yourself
All of the time
Cut off every line i say
How did you turn it all around
I won't be playing your game today

You tell the truth
As if it were lies
You tell the truth
As if it were lies

I did what i could to make myself seen
But you said you liked secrets
Well here is a secret just for you
I'm more now i'm not with you
Everything is an act, every line is a test
You're clothes are just a costume
The beauty you keep is not from within
You'll be saying bye bye bye bye bye bye bye to it soon

You tell the truth
As if it were lies
You tell the truth
As if it were lies

You said your words i walked to the door
Then you walked behind me
Went to the station the train was late
You said i feel dead
In this place

You said you said you said you said

Toocan

 The bird flew into the window
Saw himself and got confused
Saw himself and fell in love
Flew straight into the glass

Nothing can move me at this minute
Changing my life to fit myself in it
A passion in life is all i want in it
Please let me wake up one day
And find myself found
Find myself found

The bird flew into the window

Morning song

There's a mood on your mouth
Sparkles like a jewel
It's the morning
So you're going to be cruel
With your quiet dismay
Of one more day
That you just have to live through

And put your clothes on
Don't walk around bare
I said put your clothes on
There's nobody there
Lie back asleep
Go back to your dreams
And live on

Each star we see

You left me in your house
Full of mysteries full of silence
I looked at all your things 'til i believed they were mine
Sit and relax, sit and relax, sit and relax

And there's no contemplation of our situation
Only at night do we think of our lives
Being a blink of a greater world

But each star we see in the sky is a sun like our own beginnning to die
And our future in their past or the other way round
Come on see it the other way round
Around

He can hear a pin drop from fourty yards
With the door shut
So why can't he hear my heart
Escape through the back door
No, you're like a cup of water
Swimming on a bigger sea
You can't spill out of yourself
Spill on the floor spill onto me

But each star we see in the sky is a sun like our own beginnning to die
And our future in their past or the other way round
Come on see it the other way round
Around

Each star we see in the sky is a sun like our own beginnning to die
And our future in their past or the other way round
Come on see it the other way round

Each star we see
In the sky
Is a sun
Like our own
Beginnning to die
Each star, each star, each star
Each star we see, each star we see
Each star, each star, each star

We came down from the trees

When we say what we've done
And shown how we've grown
Wwe'll never hold onto
What we think we own
All we can say is
We came down from the trees
We came down from the trees

And did we learn sarcasm
Or fighting with glasses
Dividing the money and making the classes
Before we came down
From the trees
We came down from the trees

Ed and Neil said
There was so much confusion
On what is called progress
And what's evolution
Maybe we were happier before
We came down from the trees
We came down from the trees

And i'm swinging from my branch
Waiting for my arms to get longer
So i can reach the next tree
Move into it's shelter
But i am so tired
I'm so so tired
I just, and I just come down
Come down
Come down from the trees
I might just come down from the trees
I might just come down from the trees

Old low light

Little black numbers

Little black numbers
Pushed over steel
Is what you hear
To make you feel free
Little black numbers
Pushed over wood
Is all that you could live for

You are to me
Deeper than souls
Pushed in the ground
Time is a clock
That pushed us together
Makes us feel old
Makes us feel old
Sound pushing down
Sound pushed us down

If heaven and hell
Were both in the same place
Would fences appear
If all the wasps were devils
And bees were the angels
We'd bat them about
We'd bat them about
But bees and wasps
Are just fat men and thin girls
They're just fat men and thin girls
They're just fat men and thin girls
Fat men and thin girls
Fat men and thin girls
Fat men and thin girls ...

White, blue and red

Smoke a galouise at the after show
Even though you gave up a year ago
Think of all the ways to meet your heroes
While she wraps you around her ego

It's lost its charm
Change the scenery round
Pick the colours up town
Where the noise is loud
Now where did my spirit go

You think you would have learnt by now
That broken love can still be bound
You still have the photos she looked her best
When she was with you instead of all of the rest

It's lost its charm
Change the scenery round
Pick the colours up town
Where the noise is loud
Now where did my spirit go
Show me the way i'm sick of waiting
For love to show its head again
White blue and red
My love changed from my head
And left on its own

Mirrorball

Mirrorball
You lit every dark corner
Made the air feel like it was dancing
Your eyes like an old coloured vinyl
Were hiding in grooves a smile
Like a sweet aria

I was searching for something divine
And ended up making the mundane into my shrine
And we all know
A little but we're tricked by the same sense of wanting
Like silence mistaken for knowing
Like a desert's mistaken for sea
Like a tongue has a mother
We belong to each other
We belong to each other

Moonlight
Is so overrated
Complete darkness
Is so embracive
And as we travelled north
There were crows and seagulls
Stood on either side
Like angels and demons
And we knew what we wanted to hear
The wind singing like your sweet aria

And the clouds blew at shadows
Tricked by the same sense of wanting
Like silence mistaken for knowing
Like a desert's mistaken for sea
Like a tongue has a mother
We belong to each other
We belong to each other.

Devices

If i was left to my own devices
I wouldn't go out in the rain
If i was in a room with all of my vices
You'd never see me again
You sing 'cause you're loosing
The last threads of night
There's no time for dancing
But maybe you might

The sort of song you sing on sundays
Could be as down as rain
The things i do to get to see you
The random hanging 'round on trains
You sing 'cause you're loosing
The last threads of night
There's no time for dancing
But maybe you might
Pick your three favourite roll necks
And catch the next flight
But you won't

Daydream and saunter

Your shadow danced on the side of the train
All i was left with was a memory that was tamed
I know there's no more in you than you
The only thing that could keep us together now is glue

And you daydream and saunter like life was your lover
I know you'll be like that when you're older

You were eyes moving slowly
You were lips that knew their beauty
i was nothing that i really am
Trying to love this man
You daydream
I want the proof
Insulting me more than i insulted you

And you daydream and saunter like life was your lover
I know you'll be like that when you're older

Beatles

 Our lives were like lines on a map
You could measure us by comparison

She found out if she took off her clothes
She could score men by embarrassment

We were nodding dogs in her company
And she hitch hiked through houses
Going nowhere on the sign
But then she'd leave the sign behind

And she said there was no music
Before i came along
They changed my brain
And I made the beatles appear
I made the beatles appear
Out of nowhere

You can drop me off here

Seeing me at the side of the road
With all the wheel trims
You'd guess my old life comes with me a story for you
But i made the beatles
And I could even invent you

Wolf

 You chose silence
You chose it more than life
You chose everything that you could
I knew from then more would be had from you
'Cause you blow the life
You blew the light
You blow the life out of her
You sit around
You sit around
Wanting her
To want you back

You don't see yourself as the wolf
You only see her as the girl
You won't be out in the woods
You'll be waiting for her behind the curtains
You don't see the mess you've made
You don't see the life you've taken from her

With every breath you suck in
You're more than the wolf
You're more than the wolf
Suck in like wolf
Suck in, suck in, suck in
Suck in, suck in, suck in
Sucking

Tradition

 Driving home from the wedding feeling static
From everything moving
Like the man on his farm who fought for the motorway
To be built on either side
Everywhere tradition draws circles to define

A big round honeymoon a wedding ring a hug from your dad
As you walk in slowly
And waltz back out again
Everywhere tradition draws circles to define
Everywhere tradition draws circles to define

I thought of you all
Up there drawing hearts above their heads
Like plane trails drawn in permanent ink
In permanent ink

Driving home from the wedding
Driving home from the wedding

Swimmer

 You said that i'm the best swimmer
You've seen give me a ring
You sat there up on you're high chair
Give me a ring
'Cause i can't swim to the edge
Feel i'm becoming the marie celeste
And there's choosing to live
Instead of changing into a myth

You said i'm better than deceit
So give it a rest
He's somewhere drinking 'til he forgets
Who he really is
He built himself up lonely
Wish his life was as peaceful
As the marie celeste
And there's choosing to live
But he'd love he'd love he'd love to be a myth

And there's fight s on the wall
How come pints are so small
Than three months ago
And there's choosing to live
But it could end any minute so he'll drift he'll drift he'll drift into myth
Into myth, into myth, into myth
Into myth, into myth, into myth
Into myth

On for you

 The streetlights are on for you
Shine behind your curtains
A carnival of cars on wet
Bring shell sounds of oceans

You light your fire
And don't look down
I watch the last light turn off in your flat
And silence the town

I'm inside the dark for you
You're still shining
Look at the mess i've made
The path i've given you

But you light your fire
And don't look down
I watch the last light turn off in your flat
And darken the town

You light your fire
And don't look down
I watch the last light turn off in your flat
And silence the town

No one takes you home

Now is the time to find out why you're buying everything
Now is the time to find out why you sigh at everything
You dress your self up to the top of your knickers
And you smell so good it's like a box of chocolates
But no one takes you home
No one takes you home

You've watched all the romance on the television
It's too much to bear you've got to get a new sort of vision
You've done your best at the gym you've got your lip-gloss on
You're going to the doctors to see if it's a medical problem
'Cause no one takes you home
No one takes you home

It's breakfast, it's lunchtime, it's dinnertime
Spent with all those women's magazines
That tell you you're not as fine as you look
To yourself in the mirror
In the morning when you smile
To get yourself out of the door
To give life why can't life give you some more?
'Cause no one takes you home

3am phonecall

I've been here before this situation is sold
The form that it takes
And the end result
Your life feels it's been wrote into
The same sad ending
Your heart keeps on holding
For the next script to come in

It's the game you've entered
And life's what you're getting
Life has always been yours

She looked up quick and back down
Like a flash from a light house
He noticed the sea asleep in her eyes
He knew from that point
That this was her gift to him
Movement of the moon
And love with no sad end

It's the game you've entered
And life's what you're getting
Life has always been yours

It's the game you've entered
And life's what you're getting
Life has always been yours
Life has always been yours

Relations

In A Broken Dream

( David Bentley )

Every day I spend my time drinking wine, feeling fine…
Waiting here to find the sign that I can understand, yes, I am.
In the days between the hours, ivory towers,
Bloody flowers push their hands into the air…
I don't care if I ever know, there I go.

Don't push your love too far.
Your wounds won't leave a scar.
Right now is where you are…
In a broken dream!

Did someone bow their head?
Did someone break the bread?
Good people are in bed before nine o'clock.

On the pad before my eyes, paper cries, telling lies,
The promises you gave from the grave of a broken heart…
Hmmm…

Every day I spend my time drinking wine, feeling fine…
Waiting here to find the sign that I can understand, yes, I am.
Oooooh!

I sit here in my lonely room…

Don't push your love too far.
You know your wounds won't even leave a scar.
Right now is where you are…
In a broken dream!
And don't forget what I said?

Hoooooo!

Ivory towers…
Bloody flowers

Birds

( Neil Young )

Lover,
There will be another one
Who'll hover
Over you beneath the sun
Tomorrow
See the things that never come
Today

When you see me
Fly away without you
Shadow on the things you know
Feathers fall around you
And show you the way to go
It's over, it's over.

Nestled
In your wings my little one
This special
Morning brings another sun
Tomorrow
See the things
That never come
Today

When you see me
Fly away without you
Shadow on the things you know
Feathers fall around you
And show you the way to go
It's over, it's over.

Thirteen

( Big Star )

Won't you let me walk you home from school
Won't you let me meet you at the pool
Maybe Friday I can
Get tickets for the dance
And I'll take you

Won't you tell your dad, "Get off my back"
Tell him what we said about "Paint It, Black"
Rock 'n Roll is here to stay
Come inside where it's okay
And I'll shake you.

Won't you tell me what you're thinking of.
Would you be an outlaw for my love
If it's so, well, let me know
If it's "no" well, I can go.
I won't make you.

Hallelujah

( Leonard Cohen )

Well I've heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don't really care for music, do you?

Well it goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor chord and the major lift.
The baffled king composing Hallelujah.

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you

And she tied you
To her kitchen chair,
Broke your throne, and cut your hair.
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah .

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Baby, I've been here before
I know this room and I've walked this floor
You know, I used to live alone before I knew you

And I've seen your flag on the marble arch,
Love's not some kind of victory march,
It's a cold and a broken Hallelujah.

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

There was a time when you let me know
What's really going on below
But now you never show it to me, do you?

But I remember when I moved in you,
Holy dove was moving too,
And every breath we drew was Hallelujah.

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

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

The Ballad Of Easy Rider

( The Byrds )

The river flows, it flows to the sea
Wherever that river goes that's where I want to be
Flow river flow, let your waters wash down
Take me from this road to some other town

All he wanted was to be free
And that's the way it turned out to be
Flow river flow, let your waters wash down
Take me from this road to some other town

Flow river flow, past the shady trees
Go river go, go to the sea
Flow to the sea

The river flows, it flows to the sea
Wherever it goes that's where I want to be
Flow river flow, let your waters wash down
Take me from this road to some other town

A Guy What Takes His Time

( Ralph Rainger )

A guy who takes his time
I'll go for any time
I'm a fast movin' gal I'd like some slow
Got no use for fancy drivin' while I see a guy arrivin' in love
I'd be satisfied, electrified to know a guy who takes his time.

A hurry up affair, I always give the air,
Wouldn't give any rushing gent a smile
I would go for any swinger who would contemplate to linger awhile
An alibi would be supplied to have a guy who takes his time. Ohhh

A guy who takes his time
I'll go for any time
A hasty job really spoils a master's touch
I don't like a big commotion, I'm a demon for slow motion or such
Why should I deny that I would die to know a guy what takes his time.

There isn't any fun
In getting something done
If you're rushed when you have to make the grade
I can spot an amateur, appreciate a connesseur of his trade
Who'd qualify, no alibi to be the guy what takes his time.

*** Thanx a lot to Foster & Posi who corrected this one ***

Candy Says

( Lou Reed )

Candy says I've come to hate my body
And all that it requires in this world
Candy says I'd like to know completely
What others so discretely talk about

Candy says I hate the quiet places
That cause the smallest taste of what will be
Candy says I hate the big decisions
That cause endless revisions in my mind

I'm gonna watch the blue birds fly over my shoulder
I'm gonna watch them pass me by
Maybe when I'm older
What do you think I'd see
If I could walk away from me

How Can We Hang On To A Dream

What can I say, he's walking away
From what we've seen
What can I do, still loving you
It's all a dream

How can we hang on to a dream
How can it ever be the way it seems

What can I do, he's saying we're through
With how it was
What will I try, I still don't see why
He says what he does

How can we hang on to a dream
How can it ever be the way it seems

What can I say, she's walking away
From what we've seen
What can I do, still loving you
It's all a dream

How can we hang on to a dream
How can it ever be the way it seems
How can we hang on to a dream

What can I say, she's walking away
From what we've seen
What can I do, still loving you
It's all a dream

How can we hang on to a dream
How can it will it be the way it seems
How can we hang on to a dream

I Started A Joke

( Bee Gees )

I started a joke which started the whole world crying
But I didn't see that the joke was on me oh no
I started to cry which started the whole world laughing
Oh If I'd only seen that the joke was on me

I looked at the skies running my hands over my eyes
And I fell out of bed hurting my head from things that I said
'Till I finaly died which started the whole world living
Oh If I'd only seen that the joke was on me

I looked at the skies running my hands over my eyes
And I fell out of bed hurting my head from things that I said
'Till I finaly died which started the whole world living
Oh If I'd only seen that the joke was on me
Oh no that the joke was on me

Easy And Me

( Lee Hazelwood )

We road on train
With anger and pain
But we didn't cry
Easy and me
And some other guy

We hooked some ride
Stood side by side
And watch cars go by
Easy and me
And some other guy

Days and nights
We care for each other
The wrongs and the rights
We shared with each other

Then one day last week
He kissed my cheek
And whispered goodbye
Then easy walked on
With some other guy

One day last week
He kissed my cheek
And whispered goodbye
Then easy walked on

With some other guy

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

Spit On A Stranger

( Pavement )

However you feel, whatever it takes
Whenever it's real, whatever awaits
Whatever you need, however so slight
Whenever it's real, whenever it's right

I'll be thinking long and hard
About the things you said to me
Like a bitter stranger
Now I see the long and short
And never ever what's in between

I could spit on a stranger
You're a bitter stranger

Whatever you feel, whatever it takes
Whenver it's real, whatever awaits me
Whatever you need, however so slight
Wherever it leads, whenever it's right

Honey, I'm a prize and you're a catch
And we're a perfect match
Like two bitter strangers
And now I see the long and short of it
And I could make it last

I could spit on a stranger
You're a bitter stranger
Well, I could spit on a stranger
You're a bitter stranger

I see the sunshine in your eyes
I'll try the things you'll never try
I'll be the one that leaves you high

All Apologies

( Nirvana )

What else should I be
All apologies
What else should I say
Everyone is gay
What else could I write
I don't have the right
What else should I be
All apologies

In the sun
In the sun I feed as one
In the sun
In the sun
I'm married
buried
I wish I was like you
Easily amused
Find my nest of salt
Everything is my fault
I'll take all the blame
Aqur scafoam shame
Sunburn with freezeburn
Choking on the ashes of her enemy
All in all we all are

Beautiful Cosmos

( Ivor Cutler )

You are the centre of your little world and I am of mine.
Now and again we meet for tea, we're two of a kind.

This is our universe, cups of tea.

We have a beautiful cosmos, you and me.
We have a beautiful cosmos.

What do we talk of whenever we meet? Nothing at all!
You sit with a sandwich I look at a roll.

Sometimes I open my mouth, and shut it.

We have a beautiful cosmos, you and me.
We have a beautiful cosmos.

You are the centre of your little world and I am of mine.

We have a beautiful cosmos, you and me.
We have a beautiful cosmos.

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

These days

( Jackson Browne )

I've been out walking
I don't do too much talking
These days, these days.
These days I seem to think a lot
About the things that I forgot to do
And all the times I had the chance to.

I've stopped my rambling,
I don't do too much gambling
These days, these days.
These days I seem to think about
How all the changes came about my ways
And I wonder if I'll see another highway.

I had a lover,
I don't think I'll risk another
These days, these days.
And if I seem to be afraid
To live the life that I have made in song
It's just that I've been losing so long.
La la la la la, la la.

I've stopped my dreaming,
I won't do too much scheming
These days, these days.
These days I sit on corner stones
And count the time in quarter tones to ten.
Please don't confront me with my failures,
I had not forgotten them.

Over fly over

Three

How did love appear on my face like glasses?
You've seen my faults now I see them too
I'll believe in anything you say
As long as it's lasting I'll believe in you
A secret piece of you has broken off
And now it's on display, I can't get enough
Can't get enough of that secret piece of you

If only you could hear what I think

This woman told me, maybe you're good to be around
Cause some people latch on, and you have to learn how to pull them off
And you just turn round and they're crawling back to get back on

Oh I wish I could make you hear what I think

As long as you get access to a closed door

Indifference #1

I think I know you but I never wanted you born

Thought I loved you thoughts don't come close

Indifference is everywhere
But it doesn't really matter

I never knew you were in love
For the first time
Thought you'd have me waiting
At the end of the line

We're different in every way
But it doesn't really matter
In no way could you say
I was the last to catch your love

One person to one person
Is how you face yourself
If you want more than that
You have to try the personals

Breath

He knows who I am
He looks at me slowly
Each morning he gets up
I lie and miss his body
It's not a waste of time
To feel the heat
Leave the sheets

Because breath between talking is life
Waiting for the end of now is life
The gas on the sun sizzles
We wait around like rain inside clouds
Inside clouds clouds

I don't have a plan
I've usually got one
I want this to last
I think I can hold on
It's not a waste of time
To drive past his work

Because breath between talking is life
Waiting for the end of now is life
The gas on the sun sizzles
We wait around like rain inside clouds
Inside clouds clouds

Because breath between talking is life
Waiting for the end of now is life
The gas on the sun sizzlesa

Old Low Light #2

In a room banging on about the world in words
There's an old low light it flicks on and off
Like our opinions
Three hours without a word
Then you stroke my arm
There's an old low light in me
And it switches on

It's not visible to anyone but our love lives
There- I can feel it glimmer
It's slow and quiet and stares out at years
And it makes me love you more
More, more, more, more

In a different city bed in my sister's house
There's an old low light it keeps me awake
Without the shape of you
Track four on a CD you made for me
There's a note like light and it changes the air
And it makes me love you more
More, more, more, more, more

It's not visible to anyone but our love lives
There- I can feel it glimmer
It's slow and quiet and stares out at years

Just Like A Birthday

Watching cartoons turning their bodies inside out
With a whack of a hammer I'm feeling you lemsips
For three days your body has hidden
For three days your brain has been switched off
It's just a cold and we're just in love and I'll
Remember this just like a birthday

The bird cage has left its door on the latch
The bird could fly
Whether it wants to is another cage
The cage that we're happy with
Like a light show the left to the right
Of car lights on the ceiling
It's just a cold
And we're just in love
And I'll remember this just like a birthday

It's a scandal I'm here lots of glasses on walls
In the dark the bird shit smells worse
And I'll remember this
Just like a birthday

It's just a cold
And we're just in love

Shop Window

I'd pay good money to sort your head out
To blank out the screen
To take us back to simple pleasures and means

It's a barbed little comment
Not big enough for the outside to see
But that's how you love it
That's how you kept it between you and me

All appearance is kept up
Everyone is envious
Make them feel like we've
Got it made
Like a gift that some god sent to us

But it's just a shop window
You're undressing it again
I'll stand where you want me to
Pointing where our relationship's going
I'm not an arrow or dart for throwing

I'd pay good money to get out of this
To turn my back to your dream
I'd pay good money to make this window steam

It's a barbed little comment
Not big enough for the outside to see

Escaping

There's nothing in me
Do you feel it too?
Caught in a conversation
With nothing to say
My mouth is moving
Have you seen yet?
That it's only air

Nicholas said
Don't listen too hard
They don't to you
It's only air escaping

Holding it back
Behind the cage of my teeth
When can I let myself go?
Moving towards you
The air that I've taken
As if I want to touch you
But it's only air

Nicholas said don't listen too hard
They don't to you
It's only air escaping

You see money in notes
How do they hook to your heart
All pyrotechnics
And dancers in spotlights
Nothing is human
I can't see any air

It's only air escaping

Beachy Head

Feel like I'm being taken over
And I know this isn't me
Feels like it's too high to get over
These waves just roll over me

Which way to go?
What happened to you?
Did you slip off the edge?
What happened to you?
Did you slip off the edge?

The sweetest sea air falling downwards
The sky arching like I'm trying to hold you
Ten sailors pants could be cut out of this sky of blue
Will anything take hold in you?

Training the morning to get up early
Ask in the evening to get a good night's sleep
Wanting to change everything about me

Which way to go?
What happened to you?
Did you slip off the edge?
What happened to you?
Did you slip off the edge?

Sweetest salty air falling downwards
The sky arching like I'm trying to hold you
Ten sailors pants could be cut from this sky of blue
Is anything going to take hold in you?

What you really want is to fall upwards into the sky
Turn the world upside down
So you don't stop falling
So you never stop falling
So people will turn and say

What happened to you?
Did you slip off the edge?
What happened to you did you slip?
What a feeling inside
Pulling forwards pulling backwards
When are you going to fly
Will anything take hold in you
Will anything take hold of you
Will anything grab anything inside of you

City Streets

Been walking round these city streets
Like I'm walking round my living room
Pavements wet like lino sheets
Autumn light goes dark too soon

Things have changed since the beginning of time
From the beginning of the week
This place has grown and shrunk in a year
Building fall and friends disappear
Things will always move

We're still here moving dust
Talking about friends with wanderlust
You say this city is dead for you
But it will stand long after you

Things have changed since the beginning of time
From the beginning of the week
This place has grown and shrunk in a year
Buildings fall and friends disappear
Things will always move

I never could like, maybe when I was younger
Maybe last week
You left and asked, is it all the same?
All I could say was,
Starlings roost as dusk sets in

Things have changed since the beginning of time
From the beginning of the week
This place has grown and shrunk in a year
Buildings fall and friends disappear
Things will always move

Been walking round these city streets
Like I'm walking round these city streets

Baby Blues

You can hear the grass grow
And feel what the birds think
But you won't drink
What they give to you
Prettier than sunsets
Brighter than a revelation
You say it's just mild sedation
For your other life

Your cross protects you when it's dark
When you close your eyes
You think with your heart

You watch for the boredom
Steal a seat for your visitors
Seen through your eyes
You laugh if the phone rings
You drew it on the wall
The line goes down to the floor
Then fades away

Your cross protects you when it's dark
When you close your eyes
You think with your heart

Because your prettier than sunsets
And brighter than a revelation

Full Colour

In full colour in front of everyone
You drained out
The only part of you that was any fun
You're a late starter
You like everyone
Every dog on the street knows that people
Are a disappointment

People like you and me could leave this world
And go unnoticed in another
People like you and me could leave this world
And go unnoticed just the same as before

We faced each other
Breathing into bellies
Wondering as we entwined
Like a creeper back on itself
How we would separate
A small pad of paper
Holds the puzzles to all of my riddles
It stands out of my pocket and falls into the road

People like you and me could leave this world
And go unnoticed in another

 

Leave to remain

Blue onto you

Blue I love you
But you're so sad
It's deep above us and deep below
It's smooth on Krishna's skin
And blue doesn't really exist

Colour happens within us
A thought from light it bursts in the morning
And it bathes in the night

They bathe jaundiced babies in blue light
Progressive medicine is a thought from light
I was wrong about moonlight
And I was wrong about you

Blue came from within me
And I pushed the thought of light
Onto you
Onto you

Dada da da da dada da da da da
Dada da da da da. Da da dada da

Blue came from within me
And I pushed the thought of light
Onto you

Let it happen

Have you been crying to yourself
Is your imagination ever going to stop
Dressed in brown to match the seine
Your eyes like dark windows
Your brain's working faster than the cars

Let it happen relax
Don't try to fight it
It's slipped away and it's never
Coming back

The sky open and blue
Like the letters that came from Africa
We look at drawings of lions
And imagine them sat by gas fires
Sat by gas fires

Let it happen relax
Don't try to fight it
It's slipped away and it's never
Coming back

I want to cry but I can't
Like when it's too cold to snow
The day I left the wind blew shut
Velvet curtains
I became older

Let it happen relax
Don't try to fight it

It's slipped away and it's never
Coming back and it's never
Coming back
It's never coming back and it's never…
Coming back.

Sustain pedal

Your breath from a kiss went down my throat
I felt how you breathed into the world
Kiss me if only for one might
It's not a matter of love
Lets just make one night feel right

Shy away again pull your eyes down
Hold your breath and then let it out

Hold the sustain pedal down
Make this note last until it's drowned
Kiss me and put the world to right
Kiss me if only for one night

Shy away again pull your eyes down
Hold your breath then let it out

Hold the sustain pedal down
Make this note
Last until it's drowned

Stevie

She draws scratchy pen and ink women and cats
She looks like any old lady dressed in another time hat
Walking to the shops, thinking of dead things that rhyme
She's with another time

You might see her over there
Stevie's not waving but drowning

Normal people in the park beat with monkey hearts
And she draws on them with cries and smiles
And one day we'll all be done in
But it's more about the living

You might see her over there
Stevie's not waving but drowning

They say that she's obsessed about death and that
But what else do you laugh at?
While you live your live she don't care
She won't be possessed and that's why
She's stood over there
And Stevie's not waving but drowning

Sandy L

My name is sandy L sandy L
I named myself after myself
I watch people and people watch me
The best time is when they sleep

I'm going to dream of dreaming

My name is sandy L sandy L
Sometimes I end up talking to myself
I can see them and they can see me
Laid flat like a closed book
Closed to you closed to me

I'm going to dream of dreaming

Streets aren't so easy for me
You need a place to go and a place you've been
My hardware is humming with me
That and you on the screen keeps me company

You don't need to know people to love them,
As long as you don't want to own them

I'm going to dream of dreaming

My name is sandy L sandy L
It's my password, my logo, my business, my shadow
I've switched off and i've shut down
I can see the lights from the town going out going out

I'm going to dream of dreaming
Next to somebody dreaming
I'm going to dream of dreaming
Next to somebody dreaming
I'm going to dream of dreaming
Next to somebody dreaming
I'm going to dream of dreaming
Next to somebody dreaming

I'm going to dream.

When

When all the nights have come
When all the day time goes
When all the work is done what then

When your lovers come
When your love has gone
When a touch comes down on who it's meant to rest on

We've saved for a time
That may not come
Working for names above doors
To get everything done
We're flapping about for a week in the sun

Is there someone there?
A click on the line
Are you playing a game?
For a call I'll be waiting

When you sat at your table
When you drank yourself silly
Just to forget that in the week they own your energies

We've saved for a time
That may not come
Working for names above doors
To get everything done
We're flapping around for a week in the sun
Da dad a dada dad a dad a dad a da
Down down down down

Glass bottom boat

Your face has all the features
Of my favourite landscape
Wild rocky and desolate
A place where the weather can play
I've seen it so many times tired or asleep
I've seen it try and hide it when
There's people you don't want to see

And it's never the same
Like the sun on the run
And I'm never the same
Now I've found someone

We're sat in Barry's bar
We're as tired as rock pools
We've been fucking all afternoon
Burning like fossil fuel
I feel like you've turned me into
A glass bottomed boat
You see everything I hide but still
Keep me afloat

Wild rocky and desolate, is that all I can say
I held your hand, but I still look away
I can see that I lost it now, scared of the day
But you were always there, telling me
Don't be afraid, don't be afraid

While winter comes autumn hides
While winter comes autumn hides

Hollow

Your need fills the hollow in me
You hit speed to slow the solemn in you
There's a time and a place
But this isn't it, this isn't it

Can I live with the hole?
Leaving you behind leaves
Without the plan or the plough
It gets bigger the seed
Of doubt, the seed

Like the click of a camera
The world's stopped for my scrutiny
I can magnify raindrops
And see what they slice through
I can push back forgotten
And ring in the new, ring in the new

Can I live with the space?
Leaving you behind leaves
Without wanting a light
Constellations appear
Is this my course?
With doubts?
Your need fills the hollow in me
Can I still fill the hollow in you?

Opened

Nights have fallen down on you
Because of him
Claustrophobic, sleeping hot
Law can't keep the power
That you want within

But who is your future resting its head upon?
Will you love in the same way?
Or will it come back unopened?

Change came unexpected
Like it always does
You either move with it
Or run away from it's clutches
But it will come back

Where is you future going to settle down?
Will you move pushing boundaries?
Or leave them unopened?

Is this your future holding back your heart?
Keeping it at a distance
To never be unopened
To never be opened

Room in my head

There's a room in my head
And you want the key
To find a way to
Hear what's in me

It's all locked up
All locked up
It's all locked up
All locked up
You'll never get in
You'll never get in

The room in my head
A museum
With framed pictures of you
A mausoleum

It's all locked up
All locked up
It's all locked up
All locked up
And you'll never get out
No you'll never get out

The room in my head
Like the bottom of the sea.
Everything that's sunk and lost
Is swimming in me
It's all washed up all washed up
It's all washed up all washed up

And I cannot even swim
You'll never get in
No you'll never get in

Two

6 am corner

Sunlight blooms and falls through your window
There's nothing wrong with the day
I hear a creak, of letting in shadows
Let's sit and hear what they say

You and I can be quiet
Sat still in the corner
Let none in here but the dawn

I wish I was tired but sleep has gone walking
And your talking has no aim
But just as you are
Lets just sit looking I know we can see things the same

Eyes in space coloured trace
None to catch us
As the night slides away

I hear Daryl's voice come through the wall
Sweet talk is under her head
To lie with a man might keep me together
I hope I never say that again

For my one is the one
Who'll never be found
Like some queens crown in the sand

Innocent when you dream

The bats are in the belfry
The dew is on the moor
Where are the arms that held me
And pledged our love before
And pledged our love before

And it's such a sad old feeling
The leaves are soft and green
It's memories that i'm stealing
But you're innocent when you dream, when you dream
You're innocent when you dream

I made my love a promise
That we would never part
I gave to her a locket
And then I broke her heart
And then I broke her heart

And it's such a sad old feeling
The leaves are soft and green
It's memories that I'm stealing
But you're innocent when you dream, when you dream
You're innocent when you dream

Running through the graveyard
We laughed my friends and i
We said we'd be together
Until the day we die
Until the day we die

And it's such a sad old feeling
The leaves are soft and green
It's memories that I'm stealing
But you're innocent when you dream, when you dream
You're innocent when you dream

Come with me

Come with me darling
I'll show you something
We've waited long enough till now
Let's do something about it

Come with me darling
There's no more talking
We've stayed up til it's nearly dawn
Let's make ourselves warm

Taken by the tide way out to sea
Past the friends that we used to be
We've talked all evening about being free
Now we're moving close

Come with me darling
I'll show you something
We've waited long enough till now
Let's do something about it

People been leaving in dribs and drabs
Leaving the sleeper who's blocking the stairs
If we go any further we can't go back
What do you want to do

Come with me darling
It's nearly morning
The birds are waking up for us
They're singing for us
Come with me darling
Come with me darling

Before it goes

Two of us laughing hard on a chair
Tomorrow we're strangers going nowhere
Let's capture this feeling and drink it down
Before it goes

Doors just opened without a push
What was our whole world ran out with the rush
Might be the last time I hold you tight
Before it goes

Two of us laughing hard on a chair
I picture you always with me there
Let's capture this feeling and hold you hard
Before it goes
Before it goes
Before it goes

Blue fields

Blue fields blue fields
Seeds that I've never seen are growing
Leaves that I've never seen are showing
In the blue fields blue fields
Fish that I've never seen are swimming
Selfish people are now giving in the
Blue fields blue fields

Dandelion seeds are flying up in the air
Birds are running across the grass
Dandelion seeds are showing us the time
While worms show their faces at last

Blue fields blue fields
Seeds that I've never seen are growing
Leaves that I've never seen are showing
Fish that I've never seen are swimming
Selfish people are now giving in the
Blue fields
Blue fields

Frame

I used to be a picture on your wall
You'd look at me everyday
No I'm locked up with nowhere to go
You've taken me out of your frame
A masterpiece rolled under a bed
What are your hands going to say
Do the walls shiver now they're bare?
Do the brass hooks ache for weight?

Get out your pens and draw me again
You can make it up
Make me young make me dance
Give me all that I want

What am I if I'm not looked at by you?
Will I disappear?
Will the colours stay brighter in the dark?
Is this just like being preserved?
Look at that picture on a hotel wall
Seen by lonely eyes
Don't go into hotels looking for dreams
Don't go into them with thoughts of your life

Get out your pens and draws me again
You can make it up
Make me young make me dance
Give me all that I want

Grey goes

With my big net
I'm catching colours
I've caught a red one
And trapped a deep blue
I found green hiding behind a big bush
And a yellow has heard me coming through

I've looked in shadows and tapped on walls
Went to school to find a uniform
But I can't see where all the grey goes

I swallowed purple
When you left me
I threw orange back into the sea
I used black and white
On how you hurt me
And buried pink
To stop reminding me

I've looked in shadows and tapped on walls
Melted storm clouds to find out where they grey goes
All along
The grey was in me
The grey was in me
The grey was in me
Grey was in me...

Weather forever

Today the weather stopped
Mixed up all the words
And people just made noise
To fill the sky and hear their voice

Today the silence came
As thick as fog
It zipped the ground
The night came quicker
And we closed the back door
Locked it till next summer time

Oh lover, oh lover
I wish forever could be forever
Oh lover, oh lover
I wish forever could be forever

Rugged as the rocks that grow
Your face a precious stone
Kissed it cold to watch it warm
Open and kind as if you were just born

Oh lover, oh lover
I wish forever could be forever
Oh lover, oh lover
I wish the weather could be forever

Oh lover, oh lover
I wish forever could be forever
Oh lover, oh lover
I wish the weather could be forever

Shoulders

Shoulders lean on a wall
Shadow a doorway
To nowhere at all
The sky has no surface
So you look at the floor
Eyes tire out when
You're searching for more

The crook of your shoulder is where I belong
The crook of your shoulder is where I belong
The crook of your shoulder

Like a fancy domed clock
Moves the sky over time
Looking behind me when you're only in my mind
Searching is endless
When there's nothing to find

Someone brushed past me
My name shouted out
The voice in my head when
I'm walking about
Endlessly searching
To figure it out

The crook of your shoulder is where I belong
The crook of your shoulder is where I belong
The crook of your shoulder

Like a fancy domed clock
The sky is a circle
Days are repeated
Around over time
Instead of beginnings
The clock ticks on and through
And through and through and through
And through and through and through

Armchair

Love me like an armchair
Hang me up on your wall
Put me under your pillow
Put me up in the hall
Open me like a door
Like a window you can see through
I'll sweeten you like sugar
When the world has been fucking with you.

I'm not going anywhere
With your pepper at tea
Grow me bug in your garden
Sail me off on your sea
I'm the gold in your filling
I'm the glue on your shoe
I'll sweeten you like sugar
When the world has been fucking with you

If I make myself small
You can take me with you
I'll sit quiet in your pocket fix the holes up for you
Be your street map your bible
And your ticket ride home too
I'll sweeten you with sugar
When the world has been fucking with you
I'll sweeten you with sugar
When the world has been fucking with you

Rolling down

All the little tears are rolling down
But they won't make a river or a frown
Life's a string of goodbye's and hello's
But when it's hanging in mid air where can it go

When we turn around who'll be walking
When we turn around who'll be running

You closed the clasp that finished a chain
And put the ring around my neck again
It's not a sign an answer or a promise
It's just hanging there being honest

When we turn around who'll be walking
When we turn around who'll be running

When we turn around who'll be walking
When we turn around who'll be running

All

Books that are written
And books that are read
Do nothing to help
Just sit by a bed

You can switch on the news
Hear it twenty four hours
The world's at an end
Because people want power

When all of this
Sits heavy on you
Why is it life can come
Glistening through
Where did you get
All of the good things in you

Holes in your life

One day I'll fit all the pieces together
Then I can put the box back on the shelf
If only my life would fit into the corners
I'd slot back the shapes that make me myself

The holes in your life
Maybe it's the only way the light gets in

One day the days and the nights will have meaning
Then I can get my diary out
While I am writing my beautiful sonnets
The sunlight and moonlight will all scream out

The holes in your life
Maybe it's the only way the light gets in
The holes in your life
Maybe they're the best bits

A mystery to me and a wonder to you
A place for the future for something that's new

One day I'll fit all the pieces together

Presents... The Pond

Aim

High wires, church spires
Paper planes, and water stains
Oh my desire, in this life
Is to aim higher
Aim higher
Aim higher, aim higher

Running up hills, gas bills
Blue pills, cheap thrills
Oh my desire in this life
Is to aim higher
Aim higher, aim higher
Aim higher

You give me high, I give you low
I'm going take you right down below
You give me sky, I give you slow
I'm gonna make you gangan ga joe joe

Aim higher I'm going to take you higher
Ga joe joe
Aim higher, oh oh
You take me high, I take you low
Aim
I'm gonna I'm gonna aim higher

 

Non Albums Tracks

Blackwater Side

( Traditional / Live - VA - Daughters Of Albion - Folk Britannia At The Barbican)

One evening fair to take the air
Down by Blackwater Side
It was in gazing all, all around me
It was the Irish lad I spied

All through the first part of the night
Well, we lay in work and play
Then this young man he arose
And gathered his clothes
He said, “Fare thee well today”

Well, that's not the promise you gave to me
When first you lay on my bed
You could make me believe with your lying tongue
That the sun rose in the west

Then go home to your father's garden
You go home and weep your fill
And you think of your own misfortune
That you brought with your wanton will

For there's not one girl in this whole wide world
As easily led as I
Sure it's fishes they'll fly and the seas run dry
'Tis then you'll marry I

First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

( Ewan MacColl Cover / Live - VA - Daughters Of Albion - Folk Britannia At The Barbican)

The first time ever I saw your face
I thought the sun rose in your eyes
And the moon and stars were the gifts you gave
To the dark and the empty skies, my love
To the dark and the empty skies

The first time ever I kissed your mouth
And felt your heart beat close to mine
Like the trembling heart of a captive bird
That was there at my command, my love
That was there at my command

And the first time ever I lay with you
I felt your heart belong mine
I thought our joy would fill the earth
And last till the end of time my love
It would last till the end of time

Foreign Skies

When the moon pull rushes in
Crashes into sand
It lingers in the last sunlight
And holds onto every strand
I'm as still as boats on land
Sitting next to you
Breathing in a foreign sky
More shades that the word blue

Air as warm as runny honey
Pours golden on my skin
The wind plays games with olive leaves
And brushes the grass into lines

I'm as still as boats on land
Sitting next to you
Breathing in a foreign sky
With more shades than the word blue

Ghost

( Come with me EP )

All of my friends say they've seen you around
I thought you'd gone to the coast
And when they tell me
It's told like a secret
You always look like a ghost
You always looked like a ghost

You can't help walking down the same road
Just where your shoes taking you
Open up new worlds
Then build an impasse
Somewhere you can't get through
Somehow you never got through

You saw something in me
I saw something in you
Now all I get is people I know
Saying they can see through you

You saw something in me
I saw something in you
Now all I get is people I know
Saying they can see through you

I have this picture of the last time
That's how I still see you
Both of us clinging to a sinking love
I let go of you
You floated into a line of blue
Off where the wind and I blew

Kiss the Forehead

I kissed the forehead of someone I loved
Then went up to bed cause everything was spinning
I could hardly stand up

And I wanted him
I wanted to tell him

But the next day he was gone
And I felt like we'd talked on and on
The next day he was gone
He was always talking on and off and on
I was sinking
What he was saying wasn't interesting
But when he left the room
I really felt it
When he left the room
It felt so badly lit

And I wanted him
I wanted to tell him

To lie here and not go out
To not piss anyone else off
To lie here and not go out
To not piss anyone else off

Lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie….

North Country Maid

( Marianne Faithfull Cover / Kathryn Williams & Norma Waterson & Eliza Carthy & Sheila Chandra & June Tabor & Lou Rhodes & Vashti Bunyan
Live - VA - Daughters Of Albion - Folk Britannia At The Barbican)

A north country maid up to london has strayed
Although with her nature it did not agree.
So she wept and she sighed and bitterly she cried,
Oh, I wish once again in the north I could be.

For the oak and the ash and the bonny ivy tree
They all flourish blue in my north country

While sadly I roam I regret my dear home,
Where the lads and young lasses are making the hay.
Where the birds sweetly sing, and the merry bells do ring
And the maidens and meadows are pleasant and gay.

For the oak and the ash and the bonny ivy tree
They all flourish blue in my north country

No doubt if I please, I could marry with ease,
Where maidens are fair, many lovers will come.
But he that I wed must be north country bred
And carry me back to my own country.

For the oak and the ash and the bonny ivy tree
They all flourish blue in my north country

Some Kind Of Wonderful

I don't need a whole lotta money
I don't need a big, fine car
I got everything that a girl could want
I got more than I could ask for
I don't have to run around
I don't have to stay out all night
Cause I got a sweet, sweet lovin man
And he knows just how to treat me right
See, my baby, he's alright
See, my baby, we're so tight

Don't you know he is some kind of wonderful
Yes, he is
He's some kind of wonderful
Don't you know he is some kind of wonderful

Let me tell you one more thing
Now, when he holds me in his arms
He sets my soul on fire
And, ooh, when my baby kisses me,
My heart becomes filled with desire
When he wraps his loving arms around me
He almost drives me out of my mind
I get these funny little feelings inside of me
Chills run up and down my spine

My baby, he's alright
Me and my baby we're so tight

Don't you know he is some kind of wonderful
Yes he is
Some kinda wonderful
He is some kind of wonderful

Now, hold on, let me know just one more thing
Is there anyone out there with a sweet loving man like mine?
There's got to be somebody with a sweet, loving man like mine
Now, tell me ladies
Can I get a witness
Can I get a witness up in here, Ladies?
Can I get a witness
Can I get a witness
Can I get a witness
Do you know what I'm talkin about, Ladies, are you listening?
Can I get a witness

Wonderful
Some kinda wonderful
Don't you know he is
Some kind of wonderful
Don't you know he is
Some kind of wonderful
Don't you know he is
Some kind of wonderful
(He's some kind of wonderful,
Yes, he is)
Don't you know he is
Some kind of wonderful
Don't you know he is
Some kind of wonderful
Don't you know he is
Some kind of wonderful
Don't you know he is
Some kind of wonderful
Don't you know he is
Some kind of wonderful
Don't you know he's some kind of wonderful

Don't you know he is
I'm talkin bout my baby, yeah

This Woman's Work

( Kate Bush cover / Kathryn Williams, Eliza Carthy and Lou Rhodes
Live - VA - Daughters Of Albion - Folk Britannia At The Barbican)

Kathryn:
Pray God you can cope
I stand outside this woman's work
This woman's world
Ooh, it's hard on the man
Now his part is over
Now starts the craft of the father

Kathryn, Eliza & Lou:
I know you have a little life in you yet
I know you have a lot of strength left
I know you have a little life in you yet
I know you have a lot of strength left

Kathryn:
I should be crying, but I just can't let it show
I should be hoping, but I can't stop thinking

Of all the things I should've said
That I never said
All the things we should've done
That we never did
All the things I should've given
But I didn't

Kathryn, Eliza & Lou:
Oh, darling, make it go
Make it go away

Kathryn:
Give me these moments back
Give them back to me
Give me that little kiss
Give me your hand

Eliza & Lou:
I know you have a little life in you yet
I know you have a lot of strength left
I know you have a little life in you yet
I know you have a lot of strength left

Kathryn:
I should be crying, but I just can't let it show
I should be hoping, but I can't stop thinking

Eliza & Lou:
Of all the things we should've said
That were never said
All the things we should've done
That we never did
All the things that you needed from me
All the things that you wanted for me
All the things that I should've given
But I didn't
Oh, darling, make it go

Kathryn:
Make it go away

Who knows where the time goes

( Sandy Denny Cover / Lou Rhodes & Kathryn Williams & Norma Waterson & Eliza Carthy & Sheila Chandra & Vashti Bunyan
Live - VA - Daughters Of Albion - Folk Britannia At The Barbican)

Across the evening sky
All the birds are leaving
But how can they know
It's time for them to go
Before the winter fire
I will still be dreaming
I do not count the time

For who knows where the time goes
Who knows where the time goes

Sad deserted shore
your fickle friends are leaving
Ah, then you know
It's time for them to go
But I will still be here
I have no thought of leaving
You know I have no thought of time

For who knows where the time goes
Who knows where the time goes

And I am not alone
While my love is near me
I know it will be so
Until it's time to go
So come the storms of winter
And then the birds in spring again
I do not fear the time

For who knows where the time goes
Who knows where the time goes

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