Arms Around the Moon

Hey little bird, sing a song for me

Weave together melodies, you do it so sweet

Sing it before the autumn’s gone

The leaves all fall and winter rolls along

 

I recall when I first saw you, well how could I forget

You smiled through the smoke of a cigarette

And you were there, a moment that froze in time

 

The night is young, wish I could stay forever

With my arms around the moon

The night is ours, and we should be together

Would you have one last dance with me tonight?

 

All I see is blue horizon, endless possibility

And I got big ol’ plans

I’m gonna be your man, just wait and see

 

The night is young, wish I could stay forever

With my arms around the moon

The night is ours, and we should be together

Would you take one last chance on me tonight?

Fairground

Let’s go for a ride

We’ve got nowhere to go

But come on, hop inside

We’ve got no money to spend

But let’s drive up to nowhere and then back again

 

There’s no one in sight

We’ve got the world to ourselves and everything’s alright

God I love you darling, don’t you ever, ever, ever leave

 

Don’t let me hear you say

We’re fading away

We could walk through this night

Into another life

 

The fairground is spinning your head around

You’re feeling down and you don’t know why

Nothing hurts me so much baby, then to see you cry

Let’s check out of this hotel

Before that same old spell casts itself on us

Let’s get out of this old town

Before that same old feeling follows us around

 

Don’t let me hear you say

We’re fading away

We could walk through this night

Into another life

I'm Not Letting Go

Come over here, little darling

And rest your head on my shoulder

I know this life has been tough on you

It’s beat you black and blue

But I can help you start anew

 

Dry your eyes now

Turn the lights down low

Don’t you worry

I’m not letting go

 

The sun’s going down, look at it setting

Your heart is old

Look at it breaking in two

 

But they’ll never find us, no they’ll never find us

In our own corner of the world

Me and you

 

Dry your eyes now

Turn the lights down low

Don’t you worry

I’m not letting go

Just Passing Through

Don’t pay me any mind

It’s just another line out of my mouth

And I can feel the hurt just beginning

 

The sky is burning, the sky is burning

And I was a fool

To think that I could have the love of you

 

The echo of your name

The sound of the rain coming down, falling to the ground

But nothing happens

Nothing ever really happens ‘round here

 

If you could take the time to turn your head around

You’d see a broken man

Begging you for mercy

 

Floating on an endless river

I tried to sail to the moon

I held my face up to the window

But the sun’s just not shining through

 

Frozen tongues, unspoken words

The silence just goes on

Like a handful of nothing

When you’re holding on to something that’s gone

 

If you could only tell me how you’d answer

I would call you out

Give a little faith to me darling

Give a little faith

 

Your dumb heart spills out over the pavement

And that mocking bird laughs at you

I thought this was your destination

And it hurts, but you were just passing through

Leaves Are Falling

Get up from your bed of rest and take a walk outside

Feel the feeling you’ve been missing all this time

You’ve been working far too hard just trying to keep your soul intact

You spent a lifetime looking back

 

I know the leaves, the leaves are falling

I won’t let time turn us into dust

Somehow I feel like this old life has just begun

 

Blue skies will bring you out of this long cold winter, and

We’ll feel the sunlight on our skin

And all that you wish for darling, will be falling at your feet

And I will enter into your dreams

 

I know the leaves, the leaves are falling

I won’t let time turn us into dust

Somehow I feel like this old life has just begun

Copenhagen

I was walking into town, as the sun was going down

And suddenly everything was new

I could hardly recognise the buildings I walked by

And every sound seemed slightly out of tune

 

I stopped in at the corner shop, to get out of the rain

And think of the ways I could kill some time

The cars lined the busy street and I had no one to meet

I just kept on staring at my feet

 

Feel like I no longer know

This place that I once called my home

 

I kicked on through the broken leaves, falling from the hanging trees

And made my way through the pouring rain

And all the people I used to know, they’ve all packed up and gone

Maybe I should do the same

 

I think of you waiting there, with a flower in your hair

And I wonder what it is you’re up to

Well you know I love this town

But I feel like I’ve been going ‘round in circles without you

 

Time to get yourself in gear

Time to get right outta here

Fragments of the Morning

I stayed the night awake

And watched it turn into day

I saw my old world sinking

And a new one take its place

As the sun came up

The light it danced around me, it covered my face

The flickering light forming

The fragments of the morning

 

Oh, oh my love

Return to me

I know that you’re not there

But you’re all that I can see

 

I know that I have been a little unkind

Once I lost my faith

Then I went out of my mind

But here I am, yeah you know I’m really trying

We should never be apart, I don’t know why we even start

 

Oh, oh my love

Return to me

I know that you’re not there

But you’re all that I can see

Laura

A picture of you is burned into my mind

Haven’t seen your face for a long, long time

Once you appeared like an angel above, looking down on my wounded form

Your wings covered me up, just like I was never born

 

Laura, won’t you turn your light on me

Just like the sun that shines through my window

 

An empty room where you used to hang around

Now we’re worlds apart, on other sides of town

I walk around in a new man’s disguise, but I’m full of the same old fears

You spared me a second for your smile, but its ghost has followed me ‘round for years

 

Laura, won’t you turn your light on me

Just like the sun that shines through my window

London Winter Cold

Torn at the seam

Like an old dirty magazine

I tried to forget the time that we first met

We drank champagne

In the London winter cold

By the side of the road, under the night sky

 

I can honestly say

That was one of the best days of my life

 

And the same old patterns form the slow attack

You’re a blister on my heart

I’m a beetle on your back

 

Time passes slowly

When you’re one whose love goes unrequited

The days drag, you’re lonely

When you’re one whose touch is not required

And I don’t want nothing now

 

Your song’s always sung

Just like the previous one

It’s a running joke and it’s getting old

And you always cling

Like it’s something that you’ve lost

But it never was, and you ain’t ever had love

 

And the people you’ve met

So hard to forget, but you they’ve all forgotten

 

And the same old patterns form the slow attack

You’re a blister on my heart

I’m a beetle on your back

 

Time passes slowly

When you’re one whose love goes unrequited

The days drag, you’re lonely

When you’re one whose touch is not required

And I don’t want nothing now

The Ghost of Your Old Love

The night I died one hundred times

You were on my mind

Pressed up tight against the wall

Tears spilled in a bathroom stall

 

It’s the ghost of your old love

That keeps me from moving on

I just pray that you’ll come back

Before too long

 

I saw you waiting at the station

I just walked on by

What’s the use in knowing, in which direction you are going

I know that it’s not mine

 

It’s the ghost of your old love

That keeps me from moving on

I just pray that you’ll come back

Before too long