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A THOUSAND TRUE STORIES
Year: 2009
Sony Music Entertainment

 

 

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    BASED ON A THOUSAND TRUE STORIES

    I believed that starry skies
    would always dim our carefree days to night
    and would guide us she said
    that we would fear nothing
    but now I see the flawless heart
    whose only wish is to be right
    feels how it’s beating for nothing

    she told him everything got out of hand
    and she lost touch with moments
    they had planned
    tried to make herself believe
    she’d never cared
    but none of this is written there in stone… she said
    it’s based on a thousand true stories

    I can see that all the signs
    I made myself believe I hadn’t seen
    are what hurt us he said
    there was no way of knowing
    I wrote a play to fit the screen
    put our love and names up there in lights
    but the gap went on growing

    he told her everything just fell apart
    so he had done his best to
    fool his heart
    tried to make himself believe
    he was alive
    but none of this has come from me alone…he said
    it’s based on a thousand true stories

    we hoped that life would just stay in our hands
    that doubts would disappear
    and we would find
    our way back to the love
    that we had left behind
    but none of this can happen on its own.. they said
    it’s based on a thousand true stories

     

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    DREAMERS AT HEART

    I’m back to chasing light
    must be sure I keep in sight
    how to change my lows to highs
    and how to make my sunsets rise
    you help that spark to glow
    but if it fades well you just know
    when to bide your time and when
    to breathe it back to life again

    follow
    those dreams that seem so very far
    still a lot of good ones in the jar
    we were always dreamers at heart

    so safe within our walls
    we stay although the highway calls
    round and round in circle dance
    with nothing ever left to chance
    Love and Life and music’s fine
    this dance is ours, yours and mine
    step by step we’ll find our feet
    hoping hearts will skip a beat …and

    follow
    those dreams that seem so very far
    still a lot of good ones in the jar
    we were always dreamers at heart

    you don’t have to tell me where you’re going
    if something’s wrong you know you’ve got a friend
    I’ll learn to live with never-knowing
    when or if our roads will cross again

    so below the stars above
    falling in and out of love
    letting go of shattered dreams
    knowing all’s not what it seems
    taking turns at being wrong
    knowing you and I belong
    in this castle that we share
    even though it’s built on air

    follow
    those dreams that seem so very far
    still a lot of good ones in the jar
    we were always dreamers at heart

     

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    COME IN FROM THE GARDEN

    if there were a way of reaching you again I would
    I’d put my arms around you never to let go
    show you all the things I’ve understood
    about the careless plans you laid
    so caringly so I could shine
    when you’re no longer here

    while I danced and played
    you held the weeds at bay
    gave me a chance to win
    but calmed my fear of losing
    showed me where
    to search and find
    what I had been given
    gave me dreams that I could hold
    or leave behind
    as I pleased

    but that’s all past and gone
    come in from the garden
    and the glare of the light
    come in from the garden, daddy, the world’s alright

    you stand guard in case some hidden fear should come to call
    ask for one of us by name
    then wait there by the wall
    I see you moving in between the days you long for
    and those that leave no mark upon your mind
    you’re fumbling in the dark

    though memories still live on
    come in from the garden
    and the chill of the night
    come in from the garden, daddy, the world’s alright
    shadows lengthen and your garden’s closing in on you

    and you fear those weeds would block you from my view
    but daddy I can see your cigarette
    it’s still glowing in the dark
    you are sighing smoke into the air
    and dreaming
    I no longer care

     

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    FROZEN

    I know by heart each paving-stone on every street
    and that the eyes of strangers are not mine to meet
    the night is young and I have countless miles to trawl
    but the glare of headlights shows me there is nothing there at all

    neon signs can’t ever light the sadness at my heels
    nor empty voices make amends for all the joy that living steals
    and though the night is warm …it is the coldness that I feel

    what can be done to warm a frozen heart
    what does it take to make the loving start

    I dreamed of love …that I would find it by and by
    that luck would change and like an eagle I would fly
    high above the city lights we’d circle there
    that you and I would float as one upon the summer air

    with nothing left to weigh us down..nothing to explain
    that you would ask me where I hurt and soothe away the pain
    please let it happen now so I can start to live again

    what can be done to warm a frozen heart
    what does it take to make the loving start…

    how to keep the dream alive
    to watch another night retreat
    another day arrive
    and by the light of morning still believe that love survives

    what can be done to warm a frozen heart
    what does it take to make the loving start

    tell me now how to keep the dream alive
    to watch another night retreat
    another day arrive
    and by the light of morning still believe that love survives

    what can be done to warm a frozen heart
    what does it take to make the loving start

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    WAYSIDE SONG

    come on sun
    shine on me
    shed a little light so that I get to see
    why my will always stays undone

    come on rain
    pour on me
    just cool me down and set my spirit free
    soothe away the pain in me

    come on wind
    scatter me
    I’m seeds of grain in your hand
    just Iet me land somewhere
    far away from dark despair
    where I can walk
    free of talk
    in that fair place I’ll make my stand
    and be smaller
    than I am

    come on rain
    pour on me
    cool me down…set my spirit free
    soothe away the pain in me

     

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    NIGHT ROAD

    out on the night road
    lost in your thoughts
    replay our story and..
    you’ll come across
    words left unspoken
    a hesitant kiss
    was I really ever yours at all
    how did it ever come to this

    there was a love once
    before you and I
    a whirlwind that caught me
    and swept through my life
    a beautiful twister
    with pain at its eye
    though it left nothing there for me at all
    there is a longing that won’t die

    oh what a lie
    what a heartless lie
    I entered your world
    left my heart outside
    oh what a dream
    thinking time would make it right
    I can’t wash my hands
    of the tears you cried
    this heartless lie

    out on the night road
    wherever you roam
    and though it be fruitless still
    I need you to know
    walked all these years with
    regret deep within
    I was never ever yours at all
    how could I let the lie begin

     

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    OLD MADRID

    when back-to-back sleeping
    is cold to the touch
    and the silence we’re keeping
    doesn’t hold very much
    when icey winds chase
    every trace of romance
    so far out of reach
    let’s remember a dance
    on an evening when
    music captured our hearts
    and the moment was ours …and made us a part

    of you Old Madrid
    our love was echoed by your walls
    and every street led to us in Old Madrid
    now when the city calls
    our hearts relive the love and jooooooy
    of Old Madrid
    we’re back there
    and…………..

    live on a memory
    and cling to a dream
    pretend that our longings
    are less than they seem
    pine for those summers
    when all was uknown
    and stay there a while
    though we know time has flown
    since…. an evening when
    music captured our hearts
    and the moment was ours …and made us a part

    of you Old Madrid
    our love was echoed by your walls
    and every street led to us in Old Madrid
    now when the city calls
    our hearts relive the love and jooooooy
    of Old Madrid
    we’re back there once more

     

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    WHILE YOU WERE GONE

    later, later, later
    I’ll start missing that boy
    when the moment is right
    I’m seeing the house through a new pair of eyes
    even though he’s gone everything I see’s a prize

    lazy, lazy, lazy
    day after day after day into nights
    as mountains of dishes keep growing in size
    without his knowing looks to cloud my clear blue skies

    oh.. I’m jumping for joy
    I do love that boy
    but he seems to disappear
    when he’s not here
    and I long for nothing at all
    at my own beck and call
    how brightly I shone
    while you were gone

    no sooner, sooner, sooner
    has the echo of the closing door died down
    before I start to feel completely at ease
    it’s not hard to think straight when there’s no-one to please

    choosing , choosing , choosing
    what day after day after day has in store
    I’m drifting along on a warm gentle breeze
    life is a lock and I’ve just found my keys

    oh.. I’m jumping for joy
    I do love that boy
    but he seems to disappear
    when he’s not here
    and I long for nothing at all
    at my own beck and call
    oh how brightly I shone
    while you were gone

     

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    LAURA

    cry out, Laura
    make me hear
    make it clear
    all I thought that I knew
    with my arms around you, Laura
    I stood too close
    to see what troubled you
    I thought I knew you so well, Laura…..so well

    you must free him
    help him see
    help him be
    all he thought that he could
    with his arms around you, Laura
    he tried to crush the bad
    and make things good
    he thought he knew you so well, Laura

    what a loss
    what a prize
    won’t you open his eyes
    then lift up his head
    say what has to be said
    just put your arms around him, Laura
    tell him that there were no signs he should have read
    he thought he knew you so well Laura

    hush now, Laura
    we’ve let go
    now we know
    all was misunderstood
    what became of it all… it was meant to be good
    without our arms around you, Laura
    we get to love
    you the way we should
    you thought you knew yourself so well, Laura

     

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