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LYRICS for STAY WITH ME:

STAY WITH ME

You were the one with the gentle smile
And a mind that I just couldn’t get inside
You stayed until dawn
It wasn’t enough
Stayed until dawn
But you left when you should

CHORUS:
Oh won’t you stay with me another night
Oh won’t you stay with me another night
Wish I could make you see
We got a love to find
So won’t you stay tonight

You were the one…you told me yourself
It would take me a lifetime to figure out
But I tried
Yeah I tried

CHORUS:
So won’t you stay with me another night
Oh won’t you stay with me another night
Wish I could make you see
We’ve got a love to find
Oh, wish I could make you see
We’ve got a love to find
So won’t you stay tonight

We’ve got to try
Gotta try
One more time…

LYRICS from RAIN & POCKET CHANGE:

1. Iodine
2. Take Me Back
3. Hazelnut Moon
4. Giving It Away Free
5. Dead End Town
6. Museums & Churches
7. Mercy

1. IODINE

I thought you said that if I came out west
There’d be sunshine and golden hills
But in the evening when the sun has set
I’ve got nowhere to lay my head

And in that moment when my hope was hope up
I dreamed of money and dollar bills
But in the morning when our dreams wake up
We’re just as miserable and still ourselves

CHORUS:
But there’s a light at the end of the tunnel up ahead
I can see it in my mind, I can feel it in my head
There’s a light at the end of the tunnel up ahead
It’s coming just around the bend

There’s a question that I ask myself
In the middle of the pouring rain
“What on earth am I looking for?”
As I dig for pocket change

CHORUS

I can feel it now, I can see it now, I can feel it now

CHORUS

When you told me I should go out west
I threw pennies into wishing wells
But in the morning when my dreams wake up
I’m just as miserable and still myself

2. TAKE ME BACK

Love’s an ocean. Oh a shoreless ocean
With clouds like diamonds underneath this great divide
And I fall through promises that I kept hidden in the dark
Long enough to run and hide…

Grace is greater than all I’ve known
And I think that you know me a lot better than I know myself
And I gave myself to the strangest things
I jumped into the water…I’m amazed that I came out clean

CHORUS:
And every time I kneel
I’m looking for your footprints
I wonder when they’ll lead me home
Take me back to the place
Where I know we first met
Cause I could never run that far
I could never run that far…

Oh take me back, yeah take me back, oh take me back…

CHORUS

3. HAZELNUT MOON

Greet me with your eyes
You know I’ve come to love your disguise
Your coffee mug embrace
And a glow that’s oh so warm

But you stumble in the night
And you take whoever holds tight
You’re a wrecking ball in flight
And you’re knockin’ everybody down

CHORUS:
Under the hazelnut moon
I know the end is coming soon
Oh the things that you do
You bring me down slow and I can’t let go
No I can’t let go

Oh you got me where you want
I can’t get up and turn around
I sink into despair
As your sweet taste filters down

You leave me frozen by your side
As you slip into the dark night
I sink a little deeper now
Oh your sweet taste lead me down

CHORUS

Oh you bring me down
Hazelnut moon
I breathe harder now
My memory of you

CHORUS

4. GIVING IT AWAY FREE

In the backseat I’m on a freeway that reaches the sky
And everybody else on board just want to get high

CHORUS:
Oh, they’re giving it away free
Yeah, they’re giving it away free
And there’s nothing you can do, and there’s nothing you can say
Cause the cops are all gone getting ready for the big parade

In the backstreet I see a junkie getting ready to die
And everybody stops and stares as he turns and waves ‘bye bye’

CHORUS:
Oh, he’s giving it away free
Yeah, he’s giving it away free
And there’s nothing you can do, and there’s nothing you can say
Cause the cops are all gone getting ready for the big parade

In a basement I’m at a party, there’s a rave in full swing
And everybody’s having fun, everybody but me
In the bathroom I see a DJ, he’s the one with the speed
And everybody wants a hit, he says ‘the first one’s free’

CHORUS

5. DEAD END TOWN

(Scroll down to see lyrics for the original version of this song.
From the album ‘Do You Have Something To Say?’)

6. MUSEUMS & CHURCHES

Museums & churches, they all look the same
And I just hear an echo when I call out your name
The pictures and paintings, they line the walls
And the saints just stare back, no they don’t hear me call

CHORUS:
Oh I want to get back to the beginning and break on through
I want to get myself back and find it in you

Cathedrals and towers
Rebecca I heard you sing
As I walk to the drum-beat, I can sense my mood swing
Oh I think I hear laughing, I think I feel soul
In the wind and the rain now
In the midst of the pain I hold

CHORUS

In a dirty back alley, with graffiti on walls
I thought I heard your voice calling
By the river as the rain did fall
And in between raindrops I took a deep breath
To find the source of my laughter
And the music inside my head

CHORUS

7. MERCY

Empty I come begging
Empty I come poor
Empty I come begging
I’m knocking at your door
I’m knocking at your door

CHORUS:
And if I reach out in the night
Will you hold me like before
I think we both know mercy’s what
I’m really looking for
And if I reach out for your scars
Will you touch me and heal mine
I think we both know mercy’s what
I’m looking for this time

Naked I come begging
Naked I come Lord
Naked I come begging
I’m knocking at your door
I’m knocking at your door

CHORUS

Looking for this time, looking for this time
Looking for this time, looking for this time
Mercy is what I’m looking for this time

LYRICS from DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY?

1. Let Go While You Still Can
2. Strawberry Koolaid Smile
3. Waiting For The Sky To Fall
4. Do You Have Something To Say
5. The Girl With Golden Eyes
6. Nothing Compares
7. Lost
8. Dead End Town
9. Don’t Think Twice
10. Freeze Frame

1. LET GO WHILE YOU STILL CAN

You first came to me, like it was meant to be
In silhouettes and whispers in my dreams
But now I can’t get past the thought that this won’t last
Dreams fade out and distance slowly creeps in…dreams fade out and distance slowly creeps in

CHORUS:
Oh but I do believe that this is killing me
I think it’s best to let go while we can
Oh yes I do believe that this is killing me
I think it’s best to let go while we can…I think it’s best to let go while we can

Pocket change and cigarettes
That’s all I have now, that is all that’s left
Oh but you bring to me peace and simplicity
That’s all I need now, I’ll make it through I guess…that’s all I have now I’ll make it through I guess

CHORUS

Oh yes I do believe that this is killing me
I think it’s best to let go while we can
I think it’s best to let go while we can…

2. STRAWBERRY KOOLAID SMILE (Music & Lyrics by: Harry Evans/Jeff Booth/Matt McCartie)

Oh how I love you, I’m sure you’ve heard that one before
But I’ve got something here to show you that will help you know for sure

CHORUS:
I’ve got a handful of tulips for Sarah
I’ve a pocketful of stones for you
I’ve got a handful of tulips forever
I’ve a hatful of mystery to choose

People try to tell you, it doesn’t always have to rhyme
But do’s and dont’s like dinosaurs die…it happens every single time

CHORUS

Nothing I can think of fits here, and I’ve been waiting all the while
Hoping just to see you…and your strawberry kool-aid smile

CHORUS

3. WAITING FOR THE SKY TO FALL

Yesterday was a long day, I was waiting for you to call
I took a walk by the riverside, as the seasons turned to fall

I was waiting for the stars to reach me
Waiting for the sky to fall

CHORUS:
Because you know tomorrow may not come at all
Tomorrow may not come at all
Tomorrow may not come at all…it may not come at all…

Yesterday was a sad day, I was waiting for you to fall
I took a walk on the other side, and my skin began to crawl

I was waiting for the stars to reach me
Waiting for the sky to fall

CHORUS

I was waiting…waiting…waiting
I was waiting…waiting…waiting

CHORUS

4. DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY?

You could be…you could be so much more
In spite of those things you’ve done before
And time slows…yeah time slows till it’s gone
The truth falls and that hurts most of all
And what you see is not what you want to be…

CHORUS:
You’ve gone and thrown it all away
She turns…she turns and walks away
Do you have something to say? Do you have something to say?
You know this is the last time…you know this is the last time

You could be…you could be something pure
In spite of those things you’ve done to her
And time slows…time slows till it’s gone
The truth hurts…yeah that stings most of all
But what she sees is not what you want to be…

CHORUS

Do you have something to say? (X4)

5. THE GIRL WITH GOLDEN EYES

The girl with golden eyes, she kills me deep inside…deep inside
But when she looked at me tonight, something didn’t seem right…not tonight

And all the little games we play, in between the things we try to say

CHORUS:
Would you believe me if I…would you believe me if I told the truth?
Would time stand still? (Repeat)
Would time stand still…would time stand still?

The girl with golden eyes, I notice that she tries to make me fall
‘Cause when she falls it looks so easy…it makes me start to believe that I could too

And all the little games we play, in between the things we try to say

CHORUS

Wasting your best chance can break you
I watch you close and try to get through…I need to get through….

CHORUS

Would time stand still…would time stand still?

6. NOTHING COMPARES

No, this won’t be the first time I fall
Falling underneath your spell
It’s hard to resist when your eyes tell the truth
Nothing compares to you…nothing compares to you

I wasn’t looking for the love that I found
You were waiting when my faith hit the ground
It’s hard to pretend when your heart tells the truth
Nothing compares to you…nothing compares to you (repeat)

When I broke down, love was never far behind
When I broke down you were there for me to find
It’s hard to resist when your heart tells the truth
Nothing compares to you…nothing compares to you (repeat)

7. LOST

You’ve been hiding in the night…
Keeping far from the daylight…
I’ve tried to talk to you for days but no ones on the other line…

You’ve been living like a child…
Looking for that soul that has a smile…
But every time you turn around you swear there’s nothing to be found…

CHORUS:
Do you ever feel lost
You wanna lose yourself and start again
You can’t tell me it can’t happen
Well do you ever feel lost
Like something went off in your head
You wanna lose yourself and start again…
Well do you ever feel…do you ever feel…do you ever feel lost…

Everything falls apart…
It’s all ‘make believe’…
Everything is turning shades of gray…my sweetest friend thinks I’m insane…

Well would you cut me in the night…
Cut me deep and turn that knife…
I feel it twisting in my side, yeah even true love sometimes dies…

CHORUS

And tonight I’ll look a little deeper still
Think about the night you told me this was real
Is there something there that could bring me back this time?
Is it something pure or just another lie?

CHORUS

Well do you ever feel lost
Like something went off in your head
I could meet you half way there…
Well do you ever feel…do you ever feel…do you ever feel…do you ever feel lost…

8. DEAD END TOWN

Woke up this morning, rolled out of bed
The same old song is playing in my head
Of you and me living our dreams
Instead of scratching at the door of poverty

CHORUS
Yeah, you and me we’re living in this dead end town
You and me we’re living in this dead end town…
(And there’s no way out)

Went to the place, where drinks are cheap
The coffee’s lukewarm and the talk is weak
Where is the girl I used to know?
She disappeared such a long, long time ago

CHORUS (x2)

I put down my things, and stop to think
Put up my defenses, another drink
I’d send a prayer your way, if it would help
But in my head I know your somewhere else…

Look out the window, the greyhound bus
It carries promises but it can’t carry us
We’re in too deep, too broke to try
I watch it leaving and I wave goodbye…

CHORUS (x2)

9. DON’T THINK TWICE

Don’t think twice, I’m scared you’ll change your mind
Don’t look back you’ll see I’ve fallen behind
Yes I have fallen farther than ever before
I am guilty…guilty to the core
And I don’t want you to see…I don’t want you to see…me

CHORUS:
Cause if I reveal what you can’t see…if I reveal all you can’t see
What you believe is just make believe…what do you want from me?

Don’t look up you’ll see that I’m not there
Don’t look down you’ll find that I don’t care
Yes I have fallen farther than ever before
I am just a man…broken down and poor
And I don’t want you to see…I don’t want you to see…me

CHORUS (repeat)

10. FREEZE FRAME

There was a time when I was younger. There was a time when I was bolder
I could dance in the crowd, but now I walk alone
So pick me up throw me over your shoulder, pick me up and then let me down
I need a reason, a river to get lost in…

CHORUS:
‘Cause when the lights go down at the end of the day there’s not a lot that I can say…
Not much that I can say

So freeze the frame and let’s slow things down now. Freeze the frame and we’ll take a look…
We’ll take a look back, let’s see what we can change
So pick me up, oh I need you brother. Pick me up, oh I need you father
Breathe some life into me, into these dry bones….

CHORUS:
‘Cause when the lights go down at the end of the day there’s not a lot that I can say…
When the lights go down at the end of the day, oh you feel so far away…oh, you’re so far away

This is my song for teenage lovers. Life is fine if you’ve got each other.
Is this the love you want? Is this the life you need?
So freeze the frame and let’s slow things down now.
Freeze the frame and we’ll take a look, and see if this it…will it last forever?

CHORUS (repeat)

So far away…oh your so far away (repeat)

LYRICS from CLOSER TO HOME:

1. Pilgrim
2. Velvet Kiss
3. Over My Head
4. Ice (Complicated)
5. Jesus

1. PILGRIM

Well I am a pilgrim
A vagabond and a restless soul by trade
Well I am looking for salvation
Looking for some holy place to meet you

CHORUS:
And I am a pilgrim
Doing my best to make it through
And I am a little lost without you
I need your love to make it through

Well I wake up in the night and feel the heartbreak
And I find myself wandering in the dark
And I am drifting through this darkness
With nothing to show for all these sleepless nights

CHORUS:
And I am a pilgrim …
Doing my best to make it through
And I am a little lost without you
I need your love to get me through

And I am a pilgrim
Doing my best to find the truth
And I am a little lost without you
I need your love to get me through

2. VELVET KISS

I’ve searched in valleys, I’ve searched in cities wide
Looking for something new to fill this ache I have inside
I’ve journeyed far, I’ve journeyed long
There’s nothing left to find, there’s nothing new under the sun

CHORUS:
Won’t you take my breath away
With your velvet kiss today
I can feel you near won’t you take my breath away
Won’t you stay close by my side
Through the storms and the rising tide
I can feel you near won’t you take my breath away

My heart is aching from the dust in my veins
My eyes are weary from this world I see
And my feet are tired from years of running
Looking for the river that will lead me back into your sea

CHORUS

Won’t you take my breath away, won’t you take my breath away (repeat)

3. OVER MY HEAD

‘Yesterday’s gone’, that’s what you said
‘Yesterday’s just a memory in the back of my head’
Well yesterday hurt, and yesterday made you cry
Yesterday is such a long way gone
But to forget I try and try

CHORUS:
Now I’m over my head
That’s what you said
I’m over my head with dreams I don’t understand
I’m over my head…over my head
We’re both in the deep end and I can’t swim

Yesterday burned all our dreams and wishes
Down to the ground
I was looking for something in the ashes
Is this love that I’ve found?
Well I gave you time, and I gave you roses
To make up for all the things that hurt you

CHORUS

‘Yesterday’s gone’, that’s what you said
‘Yesterday’s just a memory in the back of my head’
Over my head, over my head
There’s no turning back and now I understand

CHORUS

4. ICE (COMPLICATED)

As cold as ice, as hot as steel
Are these days pretend or are they here for real?
I thought I loved you
But then I lied
And you slipped away
You drifted from my side

CHORUS:
Are we gonna find our way back home
Are we gonna find our way back home
Are we gonna find our way…the situation’s complicated (repeat)
It always ends up complicated…

We’re neck and neck
We’re toe to toe
We trip all over things we’ve said
And things we don’t know

CHORUS

I think I’ve lost you
I think you’re gone
Now things are better
But I’d love to have you home

CHORUS

5. JESUS

Jesus, you won’t let me go
You walk with me day by day
Wherever I go
Jesus, you won’t let me go
Though I may fall, you dust me off
You bring me back home

CHORUS:
Jesus, you love me
Jesus, you love me
And you won’t let me go

Jesus, you want me for good
You don’t need me part time
You lay claim to my soul
Jesus, you want me for good
Though I may kick and I may scream
Your peace stills my soul

CHORUS

Though I may run, though I may fall, you catch me
The hound of heaven is on my trail, believe me…

Jesus, you won’t let me go
You walk with me day by day
Wherever I go
Jesus, you won’t let me go
Though I may fall, you dust me off
You bring me back home

CHORUS

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