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Deacon Blue - A New House (2014)

01. Bethlehem Begins
02. For John Muir
03. A New House
04. An Ocean
05. The Living
06. I Wish I Was A Girl Like You
07. Win
08. Wild
09. March
10. Our New Land
11. I Remember Every Single Kiss


Bethlehem Begins

Tell me once tell me twice how is it that we begin again
Do we start off by clearing up the mess or just forgetting
The way some people try to kid you'd think
We're better off pretending
Just how far can we go without working out the ending
We stayed awake one starry night
Just to watch the sky turn and change and aim...

So suddenly there's no day, no night,
No earth and no horizon
Everything that's wrong's now right
No moon or no sun rising
I can't tell my left from right
There's nothing to keep my eyes on
You got to go back, gotta go back, gotta go back in time
To Bethlehem
To begin again

Sometimes it feels like
The weals of winter won't disappear
So we throw out a rope and hope it gets
To the middle of the year
When we can't tell the land from the sky from the cloud
And nothing's clear I guess a miracle's the only thing
That's ever going to work here
We stayed awake one starry night
Just to watch the sky turn and change and aim...

So suddenly there's no day, no night,
No earth and no horizon
Everything that's wrong's now right
No moon or no sun rising
I can't tell my left from right
There's nothing to keep my eyes on
You got to go back, gotta go back, gotta go back in time
To Bethlehem
To begin again

To Bethlehem
To begin again
To Bethlehem
To begin again

Every step I take will lead me back
Along the broken road

So suddenly there's no day, no night,
No earth and no horizon
Everything that's wrong's now right
No moon or no sun rising
I can't tell my left from right
There's nothing to keep my eyes on
You got to go back, gotta go back, gotta go back in time
To Bethlehem
To begin again
To Bethlehem
To begin again


For John Muir

What am I?
Stronger than you
That you don't think like I do
These days
More than in youth
I keep thinking about you

All of me feared the wild things in you
The truth is that I never forgot you

Long live the wilderness way
The high cloud
The long days
Long live perpetual light
Remember
Wherever
You wander

When you sail
Over the sea
Do you dream of the new world
Can you see
Clear mountain burns
The deer in the north woods

All of me feared the dark depths of the ocean
There's no coming back there is only going

Farewell to the high hills of snow
The green glens
The rivers
Farewell to the people I know
All gathered
And moving
Long live the wilderness way
The high cloud
The long days
Long live perpetual light
Remember
Wherever
You wander

Farewell to the high hills of snow
The green glens
The rivers
Farewell to the people I know
All gathered
And moving

Long live the wilderness way
The high cloud
The long days
Long live perpetual light
Remember
Wherever
You wander


A New House

All those places where the wild things grew
All the fields he used to run through
Summer stretches out for seven weeks in June
Was there more light, more time than he ever knew?

Now he runs as fast as he can go
And he's hidden almost everywhere that he knows
Chased by the terror from the boys on the street below
He remembers a time of sunlight
And weeds through windows

Cause once there was meadows here; greens and grass
The night skies were only black interrupted by stars
They were like settlers abroad from some foreign parts
A new job, a new hope, a new start
In a new house
I'm going to take you there some time

Sometimes he's walking home alone out on the street
Memories come flooding back about
What they used to do what things used to be
Could he go back to unscrambling his dream?
Could everything in his world go from grey to green?

So I'd take you back to paradise if I only could
I want to walk you to the lane to the river
Through the woods
I want to show you how it was and what we used to do
With a new job, a new hope, a new view
In a new house
That's where we're going to go

I'm crying all the way to it now

Cause once there was meadows here; greens and grass
The night skies were only black interrupted by stars
They were like settlers abroad from some foreign parts
A new job, a new hope, a new start, a new way
A new place, a new view, a new road, a new time
A new walk, a new climb, on a new day
In a new house

In a new house
I'm going to take you there
To a new house
That's where we're gonna go
To a new house
Come on back, come on back
To a new house
To a new house


An Ocean

Sometimes I'll open my eyes
And remember sight, remember breathing
I want to wake up nights
Mesmorized by you
Lying here in the cradle of fear
Remembering love remembering feeling
Is there something else I hear?
Unrecognised by you

Do you remember back then?
And can you still touch it again?
Do your dreams come quick do they never end?
Do you think of me?
Do you think of me?

I want a love the stretches out
Stretching out to the horizon, an ocean
Or wider still I hope
And you realise
There's nothing wider than an ocean
Rolling out beyond sight

I want to love and never look back
But I can't thats just a simple fact
How come it's so easy for some
To kiss and forget
What's next?
I want to raise my hand
To wherever that singer laid his hat
Cause I'm never gonna be that kind of man
No matter how hard I think I am

I want a love the stretches out
Stretching out to the horizon, an ocean
Or wider still I hope
And you realise
There's nothing wider than an ocean
Rolling out beyond sight

I want a love the stretches out
Stretching out to the horizon, an ocean
Or wider still I hope
And you realise
There's nothing wider than an ocean
Rolling out

I want a love the stretches out
Stretching out to the horizon, an ocean
Or wider still I hope
And you realise
There's nothing wider than an ocean
Rolling out beyond sight



The Living

Oh Kate the weather's good
The summer's come
What could you do here?
Should we pursue everything?
Insist on joy?
Hound out the humdrum?

Oh Kate we're the lucky ones
The first of them
That burst into that sea
We're not running scared
Locked up
Or frightened for what will be
Ooh wah wah
Wah wah ooh

Can we be the precious
The jewels
The longed for?
Are we the forgiven
The bright stars of the morning, the living?

So Kate we never did
The things we said
The promises we made
Oh Kate can we burn out
Fade away gloriously instead?
Ooh wah wah
Wah wah ooh

Can we be the precious
The jewels
The longed for?
Are we the forgiven
The bright stars of the morning, the shining?
So are we everything
We believed in
To the finish
From the beginning?
The Living?
The Living?
The living the living the living the livng the living


I Wish I Was A Girl Like You

You know I miss you now and again
Though I never missed you then
Isn't that the beauty of love?
We forget about everything
There was a time we could have come back
Got over what it was we lacked
Do what everybody else does
Made a deal, not made a fuss
All the things we wish we could have done
But we haven't done yet
On the tribulation of regret

Sometimes I wish I was a girl like you for just one day
If just one day we heard the things
We used to say so differently
So differently we might not have let our love slip as easily
But a girl like you would not have given it away

There was a time you were the May queen
When all around our world was mantled green
We fell for the beauty of love
Or so now that's how it seems
Where every lad and every lass went
We only followed the romance
Despite never quite knowing
We made up our own dance
All the time we seemed to have then
We're only envious of now
We'd like to go back but we don't know how

Sometimes I wish I was a girl like you for just one day
If just one day we heard the things
We used to say so differently
We might not have let our love slip as easily
But a girl like you would not have given it away

Sometimes I wish I was a girl like you for just one day
If just one day we heard the things
We used to say so differently
We might not have let our love slip as easily
But a girl like you would not have given it away

You know I miss you now and again
Though I never missed you then
Isn't that the beauty of love?
We forget about everything


Win

Can't we just go out?
See a film do something with the night?
Lark about
Morning comes to early every day
The good bits always seem to slip away

Even though you think it's the last thing
That's ever gonna happen
There's one thing you should know

It's OK to want it
Believe it, maybe now we need it
We can win
It's OK to dream it
Feel it, maybe even steal it
We can win
Can't we go the distance?
We can win

Riding on the bus
Side by side as all the lights go up
It's taking us
Out of the darkness girl you wont believe
Just look back this one last time with me

Even though you think we're running
There's no way we're returning
So you should know

It's OK to want it
Believe it, maybe now we need it
We can win
It's OK to dream it
Feel it, maybe even steal it
We can win
Can't we go the distance?
We can win

When tomorrow comes, we're out of here
Pack some things, gonna be our year
Don't tell a soul I told you so
But I bet on us from the first time I saw you...
I knew we were going to
Win

It's OK to want it
Believe it, maybe now we need it
We can win
It's OK to dream it
Feel it, maybe even steal it
We can win
Can't we go the distance?
We can win

Can we go the distance?
We can win
Forget the worlds against us?
We can win
We can win


Wild

When I come home
We'll go out
We'll breathe in our dream again
And sing out loud
We'll dare that rain
Or fires or flood
To wash us all away
But nothing could
And we won't stop every believing
This world would allow us to leave
And no one can stand in our way
We know that the happiest places are

Wild
Where it's wild
Wild
Where it's wild

Do you remember
When we were young?
All the days we had ahead of us
We never saw coming
The hours we lost
Just for love
Won't stop ever beleiving
We could be blood
And we won't stop every believing
This world would allow us to leave
And no one can stand in our way
We know that the happiest places are

Wild
Where it's wild
Wild
Where it's wild
Wild
Where it's wild
Wild
Where it's wild


March

This miracle of spring is all that matters now
Hard light warm earth buried deep below
There's a scent and a sense that winter's over
One last hard fight won before we go

We want, we want, we want
To feel the sun, the warm, the light
From March to May

Nothing in this long life delights like spring
Nothing's as strong
And nothing will match the joy it brings
Bloom throughout the streets for your survival
Bloom to show the world you're alive

We want, we want, we want
To feel the sun, the warm, the light
From March to May
From March to May
The thrust the trust
The march to May
The will to work to pay the pain the hurt
The march to Mayday

I want, I want, I want, I want
I want, I want, I want, I want
I want, I want, I want, I want
I want, I want

We want, we want, we want
To feel the sun, the warm, the light
From March to May
From March to May
I want the rush the push of every shoot
The thrust the trust
The march to May
The march to May


Our New Land

And so here comes the dream
I seem to have each night
We are racing up that hill
In case we lose the light
Even then, nothings certain
We think we cannot make it
Unill we're just about to break

Scrambling up towards the top
Climbing till we're just about to drop
Two hundred steps from here's the final spot
We'll see our new land

From here the land is still
There's nothing going on
Then twinkling out of darkness
All the lights come on
And even then, we'll never know
If they're there for celebration
Or just to show us the way home

Scrambling up towards the top
Climbing till we're just about to drop
Two hundred steps from here's the final spot
We'll see our new land
So many times I've doubted it
Prepared myself for disappointment
Wondering if it really still exists
Our new land

Oh yes all revolutions seem to be impossible
Until the moment just before it happens
It happens
It happens
It happens

Scrambling up towards the top
Climbing till we're just about to drop
Two hundred steps from here's the final spot
We'll see our new land
So many times I've doubted it
Prepared myself for disappointment
Wondering if it really still exists
Our new land

Scrambling up towards the top
Climbing till we're just about to drop
Two hundred steps from here's the final spot
We'll see our new land


I Remember Every Single Kiss

Forgotten all the names, forgotten all the girls
Forgotten all the chords, forgotten all the words
Forgotten all the barbs, forgotten why they hurt
Forgotten all the guilt, forgotten why it mattered

Summer
Beaches
Sunlight
I remember every single
Corner
Side street
Cold spell
I remember every single kiss

Forgotten all the verbs, forgotten all the rhymes
Forgotten every crook, forgotten every crime
Forgotten very town, forgotten every sign
Forgotten every hack, forgotten every headline

Winter
Frozen
The road home
I remember every single
Pavement
You took me
Touched me
I remember every single kiss

Shadows
Walkway
The old bridge
I remember every single
Garden
In springtime
The bird song
I remember every single kiss