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DARKNESS OUT OF BLUE
Year: 2007
Universal Music

 

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    PAPER BOATS

    how come these precious things were made to seem remote
    how come the words I weighed were forced back down my throat
    there was no room for honesty
    no quarter that was mine
    no noble cause
    I tried to fake a life
    to fool those snapping jaws

    from here I dare to launch my flimsy paper boats
    I shove each gently from the shore but guard it where it floats
    they must not drift too far from me
    I still sense danger and
    they are too frail
    in time they’ll catch the wind
    and fly with billowed sail

     

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    DARKNESS OUT OF BLUE

    why did he have to make such darkness out of blue
    ok there’s sadness in his life he didn’t get to choose
    why did he need to feel a reassuring hand
    before he seemed to understand
    you stumble free…or let it be

    too late I saw my words were cutting him in two
    saw him clutching at the straws he couldn’t bear to lose
    he said that given time he knew it would come right
    and how he longed for warmth and light
    so he could see how things should be

    then my feet left the ground
    and my words became a string of sounds
    he gave me that old sad look and fell in line
    and at this sign
    everything I’d said just slipped from my mind
    ‘cause my feet left the ground
    so glad once more it’s me he’d found
    got rid of the dark and clung to the blue
    what more could I do
    everyone knew that I was dreaming

    he and I can stay in this tiny patch of blue
    they are so close together colours that we use
    I just need to hear him say he understands
    before I dare to show my hand
    and stumble free..or let it be

    when my feet left the ground
    all my words became a string of sounds
    he gave me that old sad look and fell in line
    and at this sign
    everything I’d said just slipped from my mind
    ‘cause my feet left the ground
    so glad once more it’s me he’d found
    got rid of the dark and clung to the blue
    what more could I do
    everyone knew that I was dreaming

     

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    THE DINER

    they won’t ever find us here
    believe me ..that’s the truth now
    it’s not that hard to disappear
    you’ve just got to know how
    his eyes meet hers and he sees how she’s
    busy fighting back the tears

    we’ll be just fine ..you wait and see
    he hopes his words will calm her
    from here on in it’s you and me
    he’ll let no-body harm her
    her hands in his on the table-top
    trying to make the shaking stop

    how I wonder whose they are
    those lives we can only watch from afar
    how I wish that we could show
    that we can care and long to know
    how it goes…. that we could see
    beyond the way things seem to be
    the way they seem to be

    they pay and leave..the bus is due
    the night is growing colder
    he says this coat’s just made for you
    and slips it ‘round her shoulders
    they climb aboard and become to us
    just two faces on a bus

    how I wonder whose they are
    those lives we can only watch from afar
    how I wish that we could show
    that we can care and long to know
    how it goes …that we could see
    beyond the way things seem to be
    the way they seem to be……..

     

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    WASTELANDS

    Welcome to the wastelands
    I guess you saw the sign
    Saying…plots of land to let
    Where all those broken hearts can pine

    A place where no-one says that you
    Must get back in the game
    But let you take your own sweet time
    And you just let them do the same

    All who walk the wastelands
    Feel they’re branded someone’s fool
    All who walk the wastelands
    are hurting bad but won’t let sadness rule

    The landscape is forbidding
    The trees are hung with dew
    But no-one ever comes to visit here
    For the climate or to see the view

    The wastelands must stay barren
    So hearts can freely sow
    The seed that thrives on all their bitterness
    Well-knowing it won’t ever grow

    All who walk the wastelands
    Feel they’re branded someone’s fool
    All who walk the wastelands
    Know Love can be so cruel
    All who walk the wastelands
    Are still missing what they had
    All who walk the wastelands
    are hurting bad but won’t let sadness rule

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    WHEN JUDY FALLS

    when Judy falls
    the word goes out to
    one and all
    when Judy falls
    the whole world seems
    to heed her haunting call

    and when she falls
    it marks the start
    of Spring
    the air is filled with bird-song
    and Nature sings along
    when Judy falls

    when Judy falls
    her hopes are oh so high
    she’s walking tall
    and when she falls
    she’s hoping she’s the apple of some eye

    but if she falls……in vain
    we’ll surely hear…….the sound
    of hopes that start to crumble
    and silent birds that tumble
    to the ground

    Love is always new
    when Judy makes the rules and breaks them too
    Love is never old
    she doesn’t wait around when hearts grow cold
    she believes in weaving dreams
    and nothing’s ever what it seems
    when Judy falls

    but if she falls……in vain
    we’ll surely hear…….the sound
    of hopes that start to crumble
    and silent birds that tumble
    to the ground

     

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    THE BEACHCOMBER

    lead me to the sand and sea
    sit a while beside me…..and I won’t mind
    wait until the tide has turned
    to see what’s left behind
    then I’ll search for things to save

    wake me if I’m dreaming
    and if all I’ve planned starts streaming through my fingers
    out of hand….grains of sand

    let the woman I’ll become
    dare to walk the shoreline…. and to ride the wave
    let the ocean show its might
    but leave me feeling brave
    when all else is washed from sight

    wake me if I’m dreaming
    and if all I’ve planned starts streaming through my fingers
    out of hand…..grains of sand

    never let me hide away
    in caves and shun the light of day
    let the waters gently steer
    me to my moorings far from fear
    so I might come to comb this beach
    seeing what my eye can reach
    and knowing that a heart can open here……open here

    lead me to the sand and sea
    sit a while beside me…..and I won’t mind
    wait until the tide has turned
    to see what’s left behind
    then I’ll search for things to save

    wake me if I’m dreaming
    and if all I’ve planned starts streaming through my fingers
    out of hand….grains of sand

     

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    WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN

    a door left ajar
    lets whispering from afar
    breathe life into…a dream of me and you

    I will the spark to die
    but still it lights my eye
    still makes me feel that this alone is real

    and though I know it
    I dare not show it..or let this madness make a kill
    by dwelling on what might have been
    or giving sadness space to fill
    I’ll balance on the edge a while but won’t..fall in

    I’ll retrace every step
    I’ve ever run or crept
    hoping I will see what is bleeding me

    and when I know it
    I won’t show it..or let this madness make a kill
    by dwelling on what might have been
    or giving sadness space to fill
    I’ll balance on the edge a while but won’t..fall in

     

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    AREN’T YOU CURED YET?

    aren’t you cured yet
    I would have thought
    living ought
    to have helped you get
    some vague idea of what is causing you such pain
    and why the remedies you try are all in vain

    aren’t you cured yet
    you must admit
    half of it’s
    some hidden debt
    that someone said that you were owed and should be met
    the more you’re paid the bigger it all gets

    why aren’t you cured by Love
    it’s your sugar-coated pill and meant
    to cure every ill
    why aren’t you cured by Love
    but still suffering and sending IT the bill
    why aren’t you cured by Love

    aren’t you cured yet
    so what’s the score
    how much more
    must Love upset
    the best-laid plans you have in mind for mice and men
    before you’re well enough to stop and think again

    aren’t you cured yet
    I would have thought
    living ought
    to have helped you get
    some vague idea of what is causing you such pain
    and why your remedies are all in vain
    why aren’t you cured by Love…..etc.

     

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    WHO GOES THERE

    words yet unspoken
    some promise unbroken
    these are the tokens I cling to

    kisses ungiven
    dreams yet unlived in
    these are the gifts I can bring you
    can bring to you….so tell me

    who goes there
    step out of the night and just show me you care
    take these gifts that I bear….and I will know
    Love is here
    who goes there
    do you come as a friend or a foe…and if so
    should I stay….should I go
    I need to know
    I need to know

    bridges still burning
    tides that are turning
    with only this yearning inside me

    right or mistaken
    caution forsaken
    let joy awaken to guide me
    to guide me…and tell me

    who goes there
    step out of the night and just show me you care
    take these gifts that I bear….and I will know
    Love is here
    who goes there
    do you come as a friend or a foe…and if so
    should I stay….should I go
    I need to know
    just need to know

     

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    BEFORE YOU CALLED ME YOURS

    if Love is strange….a lover’s even stranger
    he’ll tell her she outshines his wildest dreams
    but given time he’ll try to rearrange her
    to fit in with the fabric of his schemes

    oh….what became of stay the way you are love
    why change the very things you loved me for
    what became of stay the way you are
    the way I was before you called me yours

    if Love is blind…a lover’s even blinder
    her charm he’ll say has brought him to his knees
    from that day on he’ll search but never find her
    the woman she’s become will fail to please

    oh….what became of stay the way you are love
    why change the very things you loved me for
    what became of stay the way you are
    the way I was before you called me yours

    oh….what became of stay the way you are love….etc

     

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    HOW ARE YOU GONNA DEAL WITH IT, BABY?

    the storm that is underway is gonna rock that house of yours
    leaving you no place to hide
    how are you gonna manage from then on

    the wind that is but a moan will soon be howling at your door
    you’re tucked up safe inside
    but are you gonna stay in till it’s gone

    you check locks and latches
    and batten down hatches
    but the gale will send flying all that it catches

    how are you gonna deal with it, baby?
    when everything you had got planned
    seems to come crashing down…there.. before your eyes
    how are you gonna deal with it, baby?
    when everything gets out of hand..
    and all that once mattered
    is picked up and scattered
    you’re out in the cold
    but you hold on and hope to survive

    when the dust has all settled you’ll find a way to survive
    still closed up or open wide
    how are you gonna play it from now on

    the storm has passed and you’re relieved Love’s still alive
    it could have curled up and died
    there is no way to play it when it’s gone

    you check locks and latches
    and batten down hatches
    but the gale will send flying all that it catches

    how are you gonna deal with it, baby?
    when everything you had got planned
    seems to come crashing down..there…before your eyes
    when everything gets out of hand..
    and all that once mattered
    is picked up and scattered
    you’re out in the cold
    but you hold on and hope to survive

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    LET ME BE TROUBLED

    what is the use of words
    if they don’t make her seen or heard
    she watches dust to dust…unstirred
    though left behind she is too weak to grieve
    or blame us…we who leave

    there is no hour of bliss
    when ignorance can lead to this
    don’t let the hand of time be kind
    and smoothe her gently from my mind
    let me be troubled
    let me be troubled

    where on the road
    did I lose my way
    not knowing where it will wind
    how can I find that road
    need to explain where I went amiss
    and tell her …I will save her
    from all of this
    from all of this

    these are the words of a fool
    and heads not hearts must rule
    I hear you say…but minds can be so slow
    to see what hearts just know
    let me be troubled
    let me be troubled

    where on the road
    did I lose my way
    not knowing where it will wind
    how can I find that road
    need to explain where I went amiss
    and tell her …I will save her
    from all of this
    from all of this

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