OLD CLIMBING TREE

The sores on your feet tell of where you have been

When the morning sun cleanses the dark inside clean

Green glass bottles lie by your cold tired knees

Dream away dream away to our old climbing tree

And I leap with your parachute I trust but I can’t see

Numb fingers do feel what it means to be free

Nothing was better than you and me

Dream away dream away to our old climbing tree

It’s a long way down

When there’s no one around 

Your mountain trail leads to a view never seen

It shows only future not where you have been

And each time our sand castles are drowned by the sea

Wash away wash wash to our old climbing tree 

Heart of coal

Feeds a fiery soul

Dream away dream away to our old climbing tree. 





HEAR ME

Call out to the wind, take my voice, take the words, take it all

You, me, our flaws, shout to the waves, drown it away, and I fall

Sweetest sleep and hours awake, what is real and what is only fake

please just hear me, listen, hear me

me, me 


Close these eyes, see through sound, feel the wind, the air, it’s free

Reach for you, happy to do, all that you do, you do for me 

Sweetest sleep and hours awake, happy to journey for miles all for your sake


Please just hear me, will you listen, hear me,

me, me 

Call out to the wind, take my voice, take the words, and I fall. 


IN BLUE

It’s been a while since we

Walked shoulder to shoulder

down these worn out tracks of a tired old town and

you’d say something like

I’m no good for you darling

but I’d hold you tight anyway 


I still your face in these cobble stones 

on the dusty streets that don’t recall your name and 

This ain’t a love story

but it don’t mean that I can’t tell it that way


How I was sat in the corner

and you were in blue

playing those songs that I can’t stand anymore 

because they make me think of you

that night I lay wondering

if you were thinking of me

and it didn’t matter that I already knew 

this was never meant to be 

never meant to be


oh You’re more changing than a British sky 

and you use those clouds to hide your face and

I got so tired of being lost in the fog and 

always ending up back at that place

I still see your face in these cobble stones

on the dusty streets that don’t recall your name and

this ain’t a love story,

but it don’t mean I can’t write it that way

How I was sat in the corner

and you were in blue

playing those songs that I can’t stand anymore 

because they make me think of you

that night I lay wondering

if you were thinking of me

and it didn’t matter that I already knew 

this was never meant to be 

never meant to be

Oh never never never never

never meant to be

But now I’m sat in that corner

Looking at you

I no longer feel a thing see

when you look at me like you do

and I’m no longer wondering

if you’re thinking of me

because you don’t matter

and I already knew it was never meant to be

Never meant to be 


Never meant to be

Oh no never never never never

Never meant to be

You. 


ONLY DREAMS

Burning lungs can’t turn around

You call me out but I can’t make a sound

run so fast think I might fly

would you forgive me if I tried

Cos we are only dreams left by the night

don’t wake me now I'm so alive

I’m free falling,

falling with you

I’m free falling, falling with you

you, you,

And who are you to tell me

if I’m really worthy

and somewhere deep inside you

remembers what I told you

That we are only dreams left by the night

don’t wake me now I’m so alive

I’m free falling, falling with you

I’m free falling, falling with you

You, you,

Cos we are only dreams left by the night

Don’t wake me now I’m so alive

I’m free falling, falling with you

ooh, I’m free falling, falling with you

You, You.


DON’T FEEL LIKE HOLDING ON

And what use are these eyes

when I feel so blind

Tell me whats the use of love when all love did was make you lose your mind

Promises are sand castles

they wash away so easily in rain

Mend your heart and mend your mind and suddenly you’ll do it all again

Don’t feel like holding on

nor do I feel like moving on

And what use are hands

when all they catch is air

Tell me whats the use of love when love won’t play fair

Dont feel like holding on

Nor do I feel like moving on

No I don’t feel like moving on

Nor do I feel like holding on

So what use are these eyes

when I feel so blind


Rainier day

Hold on my love

The darkness hasn’t come to us quite yet

Dream of me when it does

Please forget all our regrets

Blow wind blow it away

the dust we’ve left to collect here all this time

I won’t try to cry or even beg you to stay

you see it’s been a long time now since you were mine

And losing you won’t seem to bother me so much

in fact I hate the way I cry for no reason and such

the truth is you and I well we just seemed to lose our way

and I’ll save these tears for a rainier day

A rainier day, a rainier day

I’ll save these tears ‘til rain clouds come my way

A rainier day, a rainier day

I’ll save these tears ‘til rain clouds come my way

Well I can hear what you are thinking and I can’t help but agree

you see I’ve wasted years and years to try to make you proud of me

but I wouldn’t cut my hair for you or change my stupid clothes

I’d laugh when you were angry and I’m friends with those you loath

And seeing you with other girls won’t bother me you know

they probably see the best in you as I did long ago

I’ll tell you that I’m over you there’s not much left to say

except I’ll save these tears for a rainier day

A rainier day, a rainier day

I’ll save these tears ‘til rain clouds come my way

A rainier day, a rainier day

I’ll save these tears ‘til I know you’ve looked away

Please excuse my attitude

you know it’s just a fault

just like all these things that I do

that you were always trying to halt

tonight you’ll dream of silhouettes and shining moonbeams

while I sit and cling at life’s ripping seams

A rainier day, a rainier day

I’ll save these tears ‘til rain clouds come my way

A rainier day, a rainier day

I’ll save these tears ‘til I know you’ve gone to stay.


CHANGE YOUR MIND

At the turning of the seasons

when the evening creeps in

you call to say you’re leaving

it’s time you’re moving on

And I’ll watch from a window

the one you left behind

falling into shadows

I hope you change your mind

oh I hope you change your mind

I tell you that I’m sorry

I won’t stand in your way

Tell you I won’t worry

all these things I’m meant to say

I’ll watch from this window

as you fall behind

reaching into shadows

I hope you change your mind

The one, the one

you left behind

the one, the one

you left behind

So I’ll watch from a window

as you fall behind

falling into shadows

I hope you change your mind

how I hope you change your mind

the one, the one

you left behind

the one, the one

you left behind


hot rain

Jigsaw pieces in a box sat on it’s own

what binds us all together is the picture we all show

jumbled up together in the dark we cannot see

who we truly are or who we’re meant to be

Hot rain comes again

you wish you were the same

caught up now and then

thinking you’re to blame

you’re not to blame

you’re not to blame

Welcome to the box that they have categorised you in

be it who you choose to love or the colour of your skin

packaged up and set adrift no matter where you land

you find yourself there resting in a pair of old white hands

Hot rain comes again

you wish you were the same

caught up now and then

thinking you’re to blame

you’re not to blame

you’re not to blame

and what becomes of you when many are so blind

fall behind

and what becomes of you and your state of mind

state of mind

Hot rain comes again

you wish you were the same

caught up now and then

thinking you’re to blame

you’re not to blame

you’re not to blame

you’re not to blame

you’re not to blame


LONG WERE THE HOURS

Long were the hours in a day

long were the days til the day that you drifted away

time is not timeless anymore

time has no time to wait for me here anymore

Kisses were hot like the sun

touches moved oceans

the waves rolled away it was done

Hello there drifter oh drifter oh why did you run

Away from this time that was not really finished or done

Footprints will follow me home my love

quickly please follow before the wind blows them undone

before you lose sight of the fight that you fought and once won

ooh

Long were the hours in a day

long were days were the days til you drifted away

ooh


6,000 miles

Darkness has fallen again

the sunlight has sunk under hill

I put on a pair of scruffy white shoes

peer out from my windowsill

I’m hoping it might rain

so the streets turn to mirrors and gleam

don’t care if these shoes soak straight through

they’ll walk me back home just the same

6,000 miles but who’s counting

the same road as many before

to find the right someone to make you feel home

that far and not one step more

that far and not one step more

at first I tried sleeping neath starlight

but it was too lonely and dark

so I settled for circles I’ll make around town

past windows and bus stops and parks

6,000 miles but who’s counting

the same road as many before

to find the right someone to make you feel home

that far and not one step more

that far and not one step more

the couples are sitting on benches

they crowd out these cafes and trains

gliding by they catch your sad eyes

as you walk your journey alone

6,000 miles but who’s counting

the same road as many before

to find the right someone to make you feel home

that far and not one step more

that far and not one step more

that far and not one step more


CAN’T REPLACE YOUR PERFECT

Help me out here I’m drowning

I tried to sail away in a paper boat

I might have made it but your storms capsized me

and no heart of mine would ever float

You slip like water through my hands

Cos you don’t want no one to save you

you wrote a letter to yourself with all your plans

you wouldn’t listen it was thrown in the fire

and I can’t replace your perfect

but can’t you take me as I am

no I can’t replace your perfect

but I’ll try the best I can

hey

you slip like water through my hands

though I tried my best, my best to save you

and all those letters to yourself were broken planes you know you know you know ooh

made their home in the flames of the fire

and I can’t replace your perfect

but cant you take me as I am

no I can’t replace your perfect

but ill try the best I can

I’ll try I’ll try I’ll try I’ll try I’ll try

I’ll try I’ll try I’ll try I’ll try I’ll try

No I can’t replace your perfect

why can’t you take me as I am

no I can’t replace your perfect

but I’ll ty the best I can

I’ll try I’ll try (You slip like water through my hands)

I’ll try the best I can

Every time but you let me down

hey

I know I can’t replace your perfect baby

can’t you take me as I am