port of call


THE WALTZ

Melody by Silje Nergaard

Lyrics by Mike McGurk

 

strike up the band let it play

love songs to haunt me and I will stay

but when it comes to a waltz

both words and music will ring false

...

cos you waltzed in

and spun my world

around in dizzy dance

I swirled

but suddenly

you waltzed away from me

...

those violins they must go

so no careless hand with a bow

may play on the srings of my heart

and make me remember how lovers part

...

how you waltzed in

and spun my world

around in dizzy dance

I swirled

but suddenly

you waltzed away from me

...

strike up the band let it play

whatever it chooses and I’ll say

play me a waltz if you will

I’ll sit here and listen waiting until

 

my love returns

to take my world

and spin it‘round

in dizzy swirl

where girl loves boy

and boy loves girl

and feet don’t touch the ground

ME OH MY

Melody by Silje Nergaard

Lyrics by Mike McGurk

 

there I go again losing my head

you in the lead and me being led

playing little-girl-lost

led by the nose by you

to a life you have laid for two

 

me oh my you chose little old me

to shower with love and sympathy

to have and to hold

for as long as YOU decide

a fall follows pride

 

lost girls can find their way back

now boy it’s high time for pay-back

I’m getting even

I’m tired of being your plaything

seeing everything your way

 

she put him though it

how could she do it

he won’t forget it

she’ll live to regret it

 

I’m flying solo

 

so here am I fallen from grace

and tables for two

with a smile on my face

I raise my glass high

drink to the plans you’ll lay

and the role I’ll never play


SHAME ON YO

Melody by Silje Nergaard

Lyrics by Mike McGurk

 

it doesn’t really matter where you’re coming from

it’s no concern of mine where you are bound

your move from A to B is basic geometry

the shortest line is me

 

spare me lengthy tales of pain and misery

of how you once were lost..but now are found

I wasn’t searching...just remember who found who

between two points in time

...

shame on you

expecting me to go along with all that you do

shame on you

go play your game of hide-and-seek with somebody new

...

I’m just another port-of–call along the way

another landing place...but that’s alright

let’s forget the why’s and wherefore’s

and get on with saying our goodbyes

...

shame on you

expecting me to go along with all that you do

shame on you

go play your game of hide-and-seek with somebody new

...

watch my lips hear what they’re saying

I will spell it out

keep those mind games you love playing

they’re not what I’m about

...

shame on you

expecting me to go along with all that you do

shame on you

go play your game of hide-and-seek with somebody new

...


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