IF ALL SHE HAS IS YOU

What can I say?

I didn't know.

What happened today?

I'd written a song to string her along,

I knew it was wrong.

She told me we would last forever,

that all she'd ever had was me.

I've just said goodbye,

based on a lie that I told to my sweet love.

If all she has is you, make sure you're one in a million.

 

She waited in vain,

a figure in black

alone in the rain.
She still wears my ring,

a curious thing,

a curious thing.

She told me we would last forever, that all she'd ever had was me.
I've just said goodbye,

based on a lie that I told to my Sweet Love.

But if all she has is you, make sure you're one in a million.

 

SHE TOOK MY HAND

She took my hand and she waits for the sinner.
Such a strange place that she waits for the sun to come.

She took my hand as we searched at the center.
And all that time we were searching the sun was gone.

In this pale land I will search for you always.
I know that once I have found you the sun will come.

Throughout all time I will wait for you somewhere.
I know that long as I'm waiting the sun will come.

She took my hand and she waits for the sinner.
Such a strange place that she waits for the sun to come.

 

I KNOW YOU HEAR ME

She's the light brush of wings of a myriad thing,
in the place between Summer and Winter.
She's the last ray of light in the cold dark of night.
She's sudden and secret.
I know you hear me whenever you're near me.

She's the first to be heard and the last dying word,
as the tear stains collect on your pillow.
She's the shape in the rain through a cold window pane.
She suddenly sees you.
I know you hear me whenever you're near me.

WHAT IF?

Memories like falling leaves
what's the point of them all when you know that they'll fall.
Through the trees those fallen leaves
I won't cry when they're gone,
'cause I'll just carry on without you.

I could write a thousand songs of love to you, but would you listen?
What's a song when no one's singing?
And if our story fades away
there's really nothing left to say,
will I waste all of my words on someone new?

What if you leave, my love?
What if you leave?
Will it ever be the same, when someone calls out your name?
Will it ever the same again?

I could write a thousand words of love to you but would you listen?
if you're gone I'm going nowhere.
I could try to change the world for you, if only you would ask me to,
or would I just make the same mistakes again?

What if you leave, my love?
What if you leave?
Will it ever be the same, when someone calls out your name?
Will it ever the same again?

 

FALLEN ANGEL

And the city's strength should've held a thousand years,
and we'd made our plans from the dreams you'd had

between those years.

Don't try to tell me that what we had was magic,
and make me see the miracle of love.

When the city fell you must've wept a thousand tears,
but the walls we'd built were still standing after all these years,

Distinct the Fallen Angel, ties your body to a rack,
and you feel her soul's condition as her hands caress your back.
But I will not believe in angels, or in any devil's hell,
And I have no faith in heroes or in any lover's spell.

Don't try to tell me that what we had is magic,
I think it's just the colour of your hair.
The dreams keep on coming and maybe they will linger...
maybe they will linger...

Distinct the Fallen Angel, ties your body to a rack,
and you feel her soul's condition as her hands caress your back.
But I will not believe in angels, or in any devil's hell,
And I have no faith in heroes or in any lover's spell.

Don't try to tell me that what we had is magic,
I think it's just the colour of your hair.
The dreams keep on coming and maybe they will linger...
maybe they will linger...

 

FACE THE WALL

They met in rainy late December
in the place they'd always met
and she looked as bright as burning ember
but Tommy just looked wet
and he didn't laugh at all
turned to face the empty wall again.

When she held him love was in his eyes
but it never touched his brain
and she couldn't play the way he could
'cause she didn't know the game
and she didn't laugh at all
turn to face the empty wall again.

And then the summer came then winter
but she didn't really care
and she hadn't seen his face forever
'cause she knew he wasn't there
and she didn't laugh at all
turned to face the empty wall again.

So she let them go their separate ways
'cause she knew she might as well
and their story fades down all the days
now there's nothing left to tell
and she doesn't laugh at all
turn to face the empty wall again.

They met in rainy late December
in the place they'd always met
and she looked as bright as burning ember
but Tommy just looked wet
and he didn't laugh at all
turned to face the empty wall again.
And she didn't laugh at all
turned to face the empty wall again.

 

IN YOUR EYES

Just call me you'll find me by night and by day.
Your sweetness still haunts me and won't go away.
But I saw the disguise in your eyes.

How can you embrace me and then let me go?
Your sweet lips still chase me wherever I go.
But I saw the disguise in your eyes.

I've searched through the wind and the rain just to be where you are.
But you couldn't be further away if I'd reached for a star.

The devil that wooed me was there from the start.
Your memories still wound me so deep in my heart.
But I saw the disguise in your eyes.

I'd wanted the world when all that I needed was you
and too late then I wished for you back but it didn't come true.

So call me you'll find me by night and by day.
Your sweetness still haunts me and won't go away.
Then I saw the disguise in your eyes.
In your eyes.

IF I LOOKED ANY BETTER

I just got dressed now I'm tight and trendy,
these brand new shoes don't know where they'll send me.
If I looked any better I'd go out of my mind.

Get off the phone from some girl I just met,
check my reflection and light a cigarette.
If I looked any better I'd go out of my mind.

And it's all the same in the Saturday rain,
where I'm passing time till she's mine.
When you're not sure what to say, just say "hey!"
And you're too aware to care and it's so unfair,
and you don't know where to go,
and your heart is low
and you don't know what to see.
Just see me.

Down in the city the poseurs have the fun.
It's just as well that I'm not the only one.
If I looked any better I'd go out of my mind.

When you're not sure what to say, just say "hey!"
And you're too aware to care and it's so unfair,
and you don't know where to go,
and your heart is low
and you don't know what to see.
Just see me.

Though I seem like a bad one now and then,
guess I know that I won't be here again.
If I looked any better I'd go out of my mind.

Now I'm walking beneath those city lights.
This crazy town is a young man's paradise.
If I looked any better I'd go out of my mind.

 

SWIMMING IN THE BARROW

I woke in my hat and my boots because I knew that I'd miss the show,
I didn't know what day it was and I didn't need to know,
Oh the Irish summer is like no other for skipping down to the sea,
but a hot day down by the Barrow so brown's

like heaven on earth to me.

So down we go in the summer's glow, you'll run to keep up with me.
We're set for the day and we know we can stay

with a bun and a bottle of tea,
Oh the Irish summer is like no other for skipping down to the sea.
But a hot day down by the Barrow so brown's

like heaven on earth to me.

So we run outside and say, "Who cares about the weather?"
Tell me you'll be mine for a thousand years.
And the water's fine, wish this day could last forever.
And stay Summertime for a thousand years.

Jump y'little boy sink down into the Barrow.
Jump y'little boy down deep into the Barrow.
Swim y'little boy now swimmin' in the Barrow.
Swim y'little boy down deep into the Barrow.

The girls arrive so very alive with red ribbons and shiny hair,
you'll be risking your life with a class of a dive,

I hope that I'll see you there,
Oh the Irish summer is like no other for skipping down to the sea,
but a hot day down by the Barrow so brown's

like heaven on earth to me.

I woke in my hat and my boots because I knew that I'd miss the show,
I didn't know what day it was and I didn't need to know,
Oh the Irish summer is like no other for skipping down to the sea,
but a hot day down by the Barrow so brown's

like heaven on earth to me.

So we run outside and say, "Who cares about the weather?"
Tell me you'll be mine for a thousand years.
And the water's fine, wish this day could last forever.
And stay Summertime for a thousand years.

JUSTIFIED

The night wanders on
and her ghost sings in a summer song.
Still she'll be,
away from me.

You'll wake at her side,
as your world spins in a thunderstorm,
but still.

The storm lingers on,
and you won't know where you're going to.
But still she'll go on,
justified to find a place,
away
from me,

And all through the night I'm dreaming of you.
And all through the night I do, yes I do.
And all through the night I'm searching for you.
And all through the night.

You stay by her shore,
and you feel so indestructible,
but still.

She wakes on her own,
as her sun sets in an hourglass,
but still she'll go on,
justified to find a place,
away
from me,

And all through the night I'm dreaming of you.
And all through the night I do, yes I do.
And all through the night I'm searching for you.
And all through the night.

 

THE FISHER KING

I went down by the river side,
that runs between the hazelle’d halls,
And on an apple blossome’d hill,
I slept beside the golden falls.

And as I wandered far from sleep,
the Fisher King flashed blue on grey.
I heard a voice come from the deep,
and call my name from far away.

Rain won't wash away the memories,
and the wind won't hide her perfume,
But it blows.

I linger by the western sea,
I hear the horseman riding past.
Young dreams I dreamt are gone from me,
like summer whispers in the grass.

Rain won't wash away the memories,
and the wind won't hide her perfume,
But it blows.
Rain won't wash away the memories,
and the wind won't hide her perfume,
But it blows.

 

NOW AND FOREVER

It was all right for a while,
we had time for a while,
and then she came and then we left,
and put the flowers in our hair.
It was all right.

It was all right for a time,
we had fun for a time for a while,
and then she came and then you left,
and took the flowers from our hair.
It was all right.

Time knows we fade away.
I know we fade away.
You said you loved me,
now and forever,
now and forever,
now and forever.
It was all right.

 

It was all right when we made love,
it was fine when we made love,
and then she came and then you left,
and took the flowers from her hair.
It was all right.

It was all right for a time,
we had time for a time,
and then she came and then you left,
and put the flowers in our hair.
It was all right.

Time knows we fade away.
I know we fade away.
You said you loved me,
now and forever,
now and forever,
now and forever.
It was all right.

 

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