Grey Green Eyes Of Blue

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It makes me sad
When you say you’re going away
It drives me mad
I can’t find a way to make you stay
Wouldn’t be so bad
If you were coming back some day
To stay

Why is it so
You have this power over me
Why’d you let me go
I didn’t want to be set free
Why, I’ll never know
I guess I’m always gonna be
That way

It’s been some time now
And the feeling still remains
Just the same
As the day you went away
But when friends ask me
I laugh and say
I’m doing okay

But I’m so blue
Don’t see how I’ll get over you
I guess it’s true
It’s something I will surely do
Find someone new
With grey green eyes of blue
Some day

A Little Closer To Losing You

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Little angel, please don’t cry
Let me kiss the tears from your eyes
I sometimes say the most foolish things
Never conscious of the pain it brings
Till it’s too late
I never thought I could feel this way
And the long the short of it
Is, darling, I love you
But every time I forget myself
I get a little closer to losing you

You say you forgive me
But I just can’t forgive myself
I’m losing sleep at night
I keep waking with a dream
That I’m pushing you away
I never thought I could feel this way
And the long the short of it
Is I’m so scared of the fool that I can be
And every time I forget myself
I get a little closer to losing you

The Day She Had To Go

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It’s just the buttons on her coat
Fastened close upon her throat
It’s a kiss just as the whistle blows
It’s the tip left on the plate
The station clock just striking eight
It’s just a memory of the day she had to go

It’s the case I had to fix
I’m sure that it was full of bricks
It held everything in it that she could throw
The way she dragged it on the train
In the pouring rain
It’s just a memory of the day she had to go

It was the silence of the birds
And my unspoken words
All the things I just assumed that she would know
It’s my heart’s biggest regret
It’s just the worst thing yet
It’s just a memory of the day she had to go

Sandpipers

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If I could
I’d run away today
And meet you there
Roll up our jeans and run like the clappers
With the sandpipers chasing the tide
Would you run with me?
Darling, would you run with me?

Warm ourselves
With black coffee
In the harbour cafe
As gulls watch the men leave their fishing boats
To tables of full English breakfasts
And union jack mugs of tea
Would you run with me?

It seems like forever since I saw the sea
If you could
Oh, if you could
Would you return there with me?
Darling, would you run with me?

Drag our weary legs
To the station platform
And wait for our train
To take us home thru’ sleepy hills
Sparkling city lights
Shooting stars on distant motorways

It seems like forever since I saw the sea
If you could
Oh, if you could
Would you return there with me?
Darling, would you run with me?

The Way My Heart Flies

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See the little bluebird
How he flies
Up above the chimney pots
High in the sky
That’s the way my heart flies
When you go walking by

Sunlight on the water
Dancing bright
Copper bellied kingfishers
Darting in flight
That’s the way your smile
Dazzles me

If I could only speak to you
I would be
Gladder than a barn swallow
Up in the eaves
That’s how happy I would be
If you would only talk to me

And I would ask you
If I could take your hand
Step out on the floor
As they strike up the band
And we’d glide
Like birds over water

Go Back To Her

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Go back to her
And all her pretty little ways
If you’re in love with her
There’s no time to waste
Don’t worry about me, I’ll get by
Love’s but another drink away
With some or other guy

Run into her arms
Don’t waste another minute
Look into your heart
You can see that I’m not in it
There’s no point in pretended breathless sighs
I only wish I knew the words to say goodbye

There’s no moon above
Shining down on me and you
It’s clear that we are through
We’ve had our day
You really don’t need me
To tell you what to do
Don’t pour another drink
Cause I can’t let you stay

The love we shared
It’s just a tired and withered thing
Don’t kid yourself
It would ever rate a ring
There’s no tomorrow in your heart for me
And you know why
So don’t risk losing her
Just say goodbye

The Painted Ponies

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This time
We’re gonna get it right
We’ll ring all o’ the bells
Light up all the lights
This time
And the band will play our song

This time
Nobody takes a fall
Nobody takes the blame
We’re gonna have it all
This time
We just can’t go wrong

You’ll tell me
I’m your one and only
We’ll be laughing
On painted ponies

This time
Before the closing of the doors
We’ll face ’em all and take a bow
And all of the applause
This time
And the band will play our song
This time

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