Lyrics 2017-03-29T07:54:09+00:00

LYRICS

Where She & I Were Born

Well I’m thinking of the fair-haired girl of the morn’ I wonder where she’s been and I wonder where she’s gone Because in just another week she’ll come running back to me Oh my fair-haired girl of the morn’ How I wonder now where she has gone Yes it’s her that I will meet on a western Glasgow street Oh my fair-haired girl of the morn’

And the sun it will be rising In the eastern sky at dawn And my love she’ll come riding From California to Caledonia

Well I’ll meet her in the town where she and I were born I’ll meet her in the town and let my heart be overthrown It’s a town of blue and green and white and we’re on different sides But she’s my lady of the morn’ She’ll come back to me wherever she may roam Yes it’s her that I will meet on a western Glasgow street Oh my fair-haired girl of the morn’

Where I Want To Be

I have grown a lot since yesterday but my mind keeps wandering around It keeps looking for the things that I haven’t found

So I could stay right here and count the years until I finally get up and go Or I could grab my baby and we’ll set off tomorrow

I wanna go across the ocean and get Carolina in my mind I wanna see Louisiana, see Arkansas and Tennessee I wanna go out west to the country To the land across the sea Until I finally end up where I want to be

Now I never meant no disrespect to the country that I call my home But I have a dream so my baby can’t say no

We can see the sights and we’ll live the nights and we will take on each and every day But until we leave my pain won’t go away

Before I leave

I’m going away tomorrow in the morning light I’m going away in the morning light I’m gonna find my baby gonna hold her tight as hell tonight I’m gonna find my baby gonna hold her tight as hell

When I go Lord I know that I’ll wear my heart upon my sleeve When I go Lord I know that I’ll make damn sure she’s mine before I leave

I’ll be gone before she wakes up in the morning light Yeah I’ll be gone before she sees the light But she ain’t no fool she knows I’ll be back again some night No she ain’t no fool she knows I’ll back at night

Oh Manhattan

It’s good to see you again my dearest friend It’s been two years to the day Since I thought my life might end

So I took the train marked with “A” up to 14th Street and 8th The sun was beating down upon the ground On that concrete where I once lay

Oh Manhattan Oh My Love

They took me across town to 1st Avenue They fixed me up and put me on a bed With an aching pain all down my side They put metal in my head

The Sky Last Night

I saw something in the sky last night It materialised and it shone so bright And with one moment past it was gone I think the atmosphere is what it burned out on

We were looking for satellites in the sky last night Travelling through the lights of the stars so bright Then a fiery belt came along I think the atmosphere is what made it burn so strong

I could not believe my eyes But my friend was standing by my side It made me feel so significant In this great wide Universe in all her magnificence

Some Isolated Place

Darlin’ turn yourself away from the darkness of the day And I’ll show you where the light is in the night

And we’ll lead ourselves astray Find a new home far away Far away from our own bodies and our minds

We’ll steal ourselves away to some isolated place Let my hair grow long and shaggy down to my knees

Darlin’ turn yourself around and you and I we’ll leave this town You and I we’ll leave this town and we won’t look back

And we’ll lead ourselves astray Find a new home far away Until we’ve mended all the wounds and all the cracks

Absence

It takes a lot to pick a man up when he’s down Yes, it takes a lot to bring me around It takes a lot to pick a man up when he’s down If by a woman he’s waiting to be found And it’s by a woman that I’m waiting to be found

So if absence makes the heart grow fonder Then why am I as lonely as can be? Still your absence makes my heart grow fonder Does my absence make you fonder of me?

Only time can tell just how long my heart can pull through Only time can mend the wounds Because when you’re gone I can feel a space in my heart cave through But it fills up with each thought of you And I’ve been thinking a lot about you

Outside My Window

It sounds like there is an ocean outside my window Just like an ocean outside And if only you could be standing outside my window So I could let you in and keep you safe and warm from the cold dark night

Honey I want you here all the time Honey I want you here tonight

So excuse me for begging but I ain’t for beating around Baby please please me little sweetheart Sweetheart of mine

Baby wind is blowing outside my window The wind is blowing outside And how I wish you were standing outside my window Baby I would let you in and keep you safe and warm from the cold dark night

Song for a Dancer

She moves as if her feet don’t touch the ground Then she’s up on one leg on her toes and she’s spinning around Then we smoke and we talk about how all these things make us feel And as I fall in love I think of how her heart I can steal

As I lose my breath and bite my tongue

So I hold her close for a moment because I know that it’s the end My arms wrap around her three times as I start to pretend That I’ll see her soon but I know that it will be a while But I hear that she’s hurting so I wanna go see that she smiles

And make her lose her breath and bite her tongue Just like me

Cold Damn Water

When I woke up you were in my arms I had nothing but a smile on my face It was the morning after the night before And there ain’t much that I can’t recall

Like the memory of you laughing for most of the time And your lips pressed hard against mine But now this cold damn water between you and I Means you can’t be here by my side

When I saw you at the station you were standing alone I said there’s no way she’s waiting for me But then you picked up your head and you smiled and you said “Hello there, how are you tonight?”

Then the next thing I know I’m holding you close With your arm locked tightly in mine But now this cold damn water between you and I Means you can’t be here by my side

Now you were going away in a couple of days I knew I wouldn’t be seeing you for a while So for the next four weeks every girl that I meet I’ll pass by with a wave and a smile

Until this cold damn water between you and I Has you standing here by my side