I'm Yours

The rolling tide, where midnight nothings ride

Secret voices of forgotten rooms

The burn and turn of time

Is aching in my mind

And in the heart of every silent afternoon

 

You can say goodbye

You can close the door

I don’t care if you don’t want me

I’m yours

 

This crumbling kingdom has been overthrown

You left me standing in an empty ballroom

And I’m dancing alone

It’s escaped your arms and fingers

It’s left your laughter cold

If you ever find that feeling

You let me know

 

You can say goodnight

Settle up the score

I don’t care if you don’t want me

I’m yours

Show Me Where the Angels Sleep

A love once mine

Stolen in the night by the thief of time

Forever lost

Ripped right across

 

You and I

Fused together to create a spark

So unreal it lit up the dark

And all too real how it grew dark again

 

But when you call

You call for me

And I am lost

Floating on your vacant sea

Oh just guide me down into the deep

And show me where the angels sleep

 

Sit me down in this old chair

Put the TV on

Then just leave

So I can fall asleep

 

Lay me down in the tall grass

This is starting to hurt

I will hold your diamond ring

While you’re digging up the dirt

 

But when I call

I call for you

And you are lost

Floating on that ocean too

Take your time with me

‘Cause I still can’t see

Show me where the angels sleep

Leaving Me Behind

Two worlds

And one I’m living in

Like a foreign spy

Two girls

One I knew and one who now

Reminds the tears of my eyes

 

Throw me a bone

I feel like a little dog

Who’s been taken for a walk

You used to laugh

Now you haven’t laughed in months

You hardly even talk

 

Time is what you’re taking

You say that you’re just waiting for a sign

But I got this funny feeling

A feeling that you’re leaving me behind

 

All my red balloons have fallen to the floor

And all my funny quirks

They ain’t so funny anymore

Who chased your heart into this winding dark?

 

I try to find the right words

But I fail with every breath

I can see this boredom is bordering on death

Could it be

That we no longer breathe

The lovers’ air?

 

Love’s not what you’re making

A withering rose on the vine

And I got this sinking feeling

You’re leaving me behind

Sunset Postcards

Sunset postcards

From painted summers

Are now full of faded colours

Always knew that this love

Would just fade to black and blue

I was bound to lose you someday

 

It was simple to love you

It’s been harder to forget

I got down on my knees

And that’s where I was left

 

And as the sun began to set

On our old honeymoon

I realised my best just wasn’t good enough for you

 

Now that the roses are in bloom

She’s got roses in her room

And I’m crying

And as she climbs the stairs

She’s got roses in her hair

And I’m dying

 

I hear the bells a ringin’

But I don’t know what they mean

Foreign angels sing their hearts

In foreign tongues to me

This could be a brand new day

Or maybe I’m just waking up

 

There are no words I could say

And nothing I could do

Reaching out for you

Is like trying to take another sip from an empty cup

 

Now that the roses are in bloom

She’s got roses in her room

And I’m crying

And as she climbs the stairs

She’s got roses in her hair

And I’m dying

 

The pictures are a fadin’

The long forgotten poses

Her hair around her arms

And her arms full of roses

Another Night

I sit and wait for your call

To hear you say

You made a big mistake

But it never comes at all

 

I wash the clothes

Take out the trash

But these dirty dish dreams ain’t comin’ clean

And you’re not coming back

 

Tears are falling

I miss the sound of your voice in the morning

 

Another night drinking alone

Feeling sick and I wanna go home

And this old love you had outgrown

Escaped like smoke through an open window

 

I still recall

The sadness of your things gathered in the hall

Finding You

Never known

Just where I was going

Happy just to be travelling with you

You walked

Walked me right up to the gate

But I hoped you’d see me through

 

We dreamed of endless possibilities

But we awoke to one

And we waited for the sky to clear

So long we missed the sun

 

I’d already lost

Thought I was still finding you

 

All those words that we whispered

Like black balloons into the air

A cruel cold under the covers

It’s too late to find you there

 

A bed of winter flowers cover

A spring love

Buried in summer

 

Always knew

That there would come a time

Nothing left

For you to find in me

Slow Descent to Solitude

Well here it comes

The slow descent to solitude

We only dream the dreams that don’t come true

 

Feeling weak, chasing sleep

I’m tired, I’m tired

Put your red dress on and come around

 

Feeling like a child again

Helpless and alone

I’ve dropped every dime and noone’s home

 

My queen she shone as bright as moon

Passing royal through the room

Breathing life into every dying star

Cold Kiss Goodnight

This train is right on time

The last one after midnight

Take me home

Or any place I can call my own

Like a baby in the back seat

Take me home

 

I’m wasted

Your kiss I still can taste it

Tried to wash it off

But the water don’t work no more

 

I’m faking

That my heart’s not breaking

Every time you walk out the door

 

I was always the one you ran to

I don’t know why you want to run away

 

I’m mystified

I’ve been drowning in the low tide

And I can’t see no loving in your eyes

So lay your head

Down here on my death bed

I’m ready for the cold kiss goodnight

Odds and Ends

Feel a little lonely today

But you feel it in a different kinda way

Like you’ve never really known

What it is to be alone

 

Wept all the tears you could weep

Got no more secrets

That she would care to keep

 

All these odds and ends

All your two-bit friends

A dying love that won’t be born again

 

No longer nothin’ in her eyes

Nothing to await but the dawning of the day

As I watch the sun rise

From a dark café

 

She’s flying over the clouds

She’s flying over the sea

My baby’s coming back

But she ain’t coming back to me

Together Alone

I followed the sun

I followed the moon

Trying to get to you, baby

There’s no reaching you

 

You’re never around

This house is like a hotel

And I’m feeling like a stranger as well

 

All silver and silence

In your city of snow

But there is a light

That you’ll never know

 

Baby you struck me

Like a bolt from the blue

Once I was a lover

Now my loving days are through

 

Nothing could do me harm

When you were the girl on my arm

Now we’ll dream together

Though we’ll sleep alone

 

You promised forever

But you didn’t say

That just like the weather

Forever could change

 

Dark and dream

How the lovers sing

Broken words that don’t mean anything

 

Boy you’d better roam

Because her heart is not your home

Alone together

Together alone

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

Good Morning

Good morning

I’m waking up in your arms

Your eyes

Beam down on me like the sun

You kiss me

And I almost believe there’s a God

You miss me

I still can’t figure out why

People they bring me down

Wearing me out ‘til there’s nothing left

But you don’t leave any doubt

I love to hear you say

Good morning

I’m a fuck up

I fuck up everything I do

And I’m scared

That I’ll fuck up everything with you

I still can’t believe

That this has happened so easily

Humming along

To the melody of an old love song

Love turns you inside out

Spins you around and then back again

But you don’t leave any doubt

I love to hear you say

Good morning

Long Way Down

Seems like such a long time ago

When I was the person

I no longer know

I was wondering

Lost in the past

The future’s uncertain now

Let’s make this moment last

Well I’ve been down for the longest time

You are the spark, takes me from the dark

And out into the light

But if you ever let me go

It’s gonna be a long way down, I know

These days

Things seems to fall into place a little more easily

And I’ve found a way of finally letting go

Of the pain that conquered my mind

Destined to walk in an endless line

A thousand miles from home

I was lost baby, and now I’m found

Every sun was a setting one

Before you came around

But if you ever let me go

It’s gonna be a long way down, I know

The Fire's Gone Out

The fire’s gone out

But I’m still burning, darling

It’s out, but I am still burned by that flame

And though you left me hanging on your string

I could tell it didn’t mean a thing to you

And oh, what I would give

To be alone with you

But I know we’re through

And all that you have left is a melody

And it plays for you and me

Morning Sun

The morning sun

Is cruel as it is warm

You wake up and find me

Asleep on your lawn

You showed me how to ache

In a hundred different ways

Seems as though the end

Came as quick as this began

And I learned how to fall

As fast as I learned how to stand

If I was king, I’d give all I had to you

But I’m just a poor boy

What can I give ya?

If love is the name that we give to our desire

How will we know where to draw the line?

I tried to take your hand

You buried it in the sand

I’m standing on the shore

But the waves are crashing down on me

And nothing really feels

The way that it’s supposed to feel