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Deacon Blue - Homesick (2001)

01 Rae 
02 Out There
03 This Train Will Take You Anywhere
04 Every Time You Sleep
05 Now That You’re Here
06 Silverlake
07 A Is For Astronaut
08 Beautifully Still
09 Homesick
10 Even Higher Ground
11 I Am Born 


Rae

I can't go with you
And I can't let you go
You can't be with me
So I won't let it show
I don't want you to know
So I'll just have to let you go

I'm going to love you so much better
You'll forget the error of my ways
I'm sending  you the good I wished I'd given you
Oh how I miss you Rae
Some day you might well laugh at this
As memories of love all shift and time slips away

So don't cry honey
You can't see everything
But the wind still dries your tears
And the sun will keep you living
I just want you to see
My love's unseen but still keeps seeking

I'm going to love you so much better
You'll forget the error of my ways
I'm sending  you the good I wished I'd given you
Oh how I miss you Rae
Some day you might well laugh at this
As memories of love all shift and time slips away

Oh Rae
Oh Rae


Out There

I got something and I know it's true
Cause I know you're out there
We all want somebody like you
Cause we all know that you're out there

Animal boys and earthen girls
Are meeting out there
All the friends made in the world
Are waiting out there

I got lost and it all went black
But I saw the light and I got you back
We only love the way we do
Cause there's something out there

Under the stars when it's late at night
I know you're out there
Something knocking and it can't be right
Means we need you're out there
In the city there's a million prayers
Going to someone out there
I found love and it was burning bright
Cause I saw it out there

Beautiful stories you've never heard
Trust me baby you can lean on the wind
We only love the way we do
Cause there's someone out there

Robert Johnson, Harmonica Frank
Digging it out there
Jimmy Rogers on the last train back
Sounds better out there

I got lost and it all went black
But I saw the light and I got you back
We only love the way we do
Cause there's something out there


This Train Will Take You Anywhere

Down by the beach road
Crawling through the undergrowth
Stand by the railing
And look along
Put your ear to the ground
Listen for a while
Till all the tracks start
Humming and buzzing
Then the roar comes
And it's louder than the drums
Cause it's tons and tons and tons
Of steel going  faster

Now maybe I'm on the bridge
And near the very edge
And I'm waiting for the train
To pass under
It's got fifteen carriages
Each one saying what it is
This is bigger than anything
That'll ever go past you
It drowns out what you say
And it blows the dust away
And it makes it's own way
We can't stop it

This train will take you anywhere
This train will take you anywhere
You want to go

I'm on the border
Berlin to Warsaw
I can't tell the things I saw
You'd see them anyway
It's the same where you go
Hanol to Bangalore
From Belize to Bogato
You can ride on
Get on at the platform
Keep your eyes on the land
And see the colours all change
And the world all open

This train will take you anywhere
And you can see anything
You can sleep or you can imagine
This train will take you anywhere
You want to go


Every Time You Sleep

I go to work
And I get in early
Lying to myself I need to be there
I pass the church
And all the hurly burly
Of all the people as they walk without a care
How I'd love to tell them of how I get so happy
Maybe now's not the time
But when's it going to be right?

I come awake
Every time you sleep
I slip away
But it gets so hard to leave
Watching you down deep
And all my troubles to keep
Every time you sleep

You walk to work
And I walk out with you
Lying to the people that we're together
You cross the street
To catch the waterloo train
And I slink back to walk the quiet way back home
How I'd love to sing about what gets me happy
Maybe now's the time
Maybe it's alright?

I come awake
Every time you sleep
I slip away
But it gets so hard to leave
Watching you down deep
And all my troubles to keep
Every time you sleep

I want to get on the telephone
I want to call everyone
I want to know what to say when you mean it

I come awake
Every time you sleep
I slip away
But it gets so hard to leave
Watching you down deep
And all my troubles to keep
Every time you sleep
Every time you sleep
Every time you sleep


Now That You're Here

Everything's got easier since you've  been around
Everything's got easier since you've  been around

If  you're thinking of looking at setting me free
Be sure and  tell me baby, so I can see
Cause you can charm the birds down from that old oak tree
Someday  I know I'm scared it's gonna be me

These are just the sad times
Don't go thinking they're gonna last forever
These are just the bad times
Everything's got easier now that you're here

Are we awake or are we asleep?
Is there something, something you really need?
Your love, your love, your love is what makes me believe
It keeps raging so hard it brings me peace

These are just the sad times
Don't go thinking they're gonna last forever
These are just the bad times
Everything's got easier now that you're here

Everything's got easier since you've  been around
Everything's got easier since you've  been around
Everything's got easier since you've  been around
Everything's got easier since you've  been around

These are just the sad times
Don't imagine  things just can't get better
These are just the bad times
Don't go thinking they're gonna last forever
These are just the bad times
Everything's got easier now
Everything's got easier now
Everything's got easier now
Everything's got easier now that you're here


Silverlake

Forty men in a paper boat
No plan to hand just tearing a hole
To get the water out
Got together on a phone-in show
Oh how we love that talk radio
No one else say's it like that
Here we are now a-singing songs
We all know where it all went wrong
We're going to put it right
Oh yeah

One night up at silverlake
John the taxi and Willy the brake
Said all the things that needed said
We named and shamed
And stuck it out on the web
Sorted it at silverlake

Try some of these and turn down all the lights
You might find love unusually nice
More if you care for her
I went on the TV twice
Once for the money and once for advice
I tell it like it is
Come up and see us

One night up at silverlake
The place was jumping, people goin' ape
All the paper and the news
Was waiting for us to say
Let the oil trucks roll away
Won't forget us in a hurry
All the boys down at silverlake

One night up at silverlake
John the taxi and Willy the brake
Said all the things that needed said

One night up at silverlake
John the taxi and Willy the brake
Said all the things that needed said
We named and shamed
And stuck it out on the web
Sorted it at silverlake
One night up at silverlake
John the taxi and Willy the brake
Said all the things that needed said
We named and shamed
And stuck it out on the web
Sorted it at night at silverlake


A Is For Astronaut

You don't have to be grateful
For all the world's ills
There's plenty of people
Never seen the white cliffs of Dover

So come on, come on
Come on, come on, come on
A is for astronaut
E is for everything
So come on, come on
Come on, come on, come on
A is for astronaut
E is for everything

Got caught in the headlights
Saying something special
There's never a moment
When the beat stops long enough to hear the message

So come on, come on
Come on, come on, come on
A is for astronaut
E is for everything
So come on, come on
Come on, come on, come on
A is for astronaut
E is for everything

We all get stuck and we don't know why
We think there's no place we can go to
We need to trip on to

So come on, come on
Come on, come on, come on
A is for astronaut
E is for everything
So come on, come on
Come on, come on, come on
A is for astronaut
E is for everything
So come on, come on
Come on, come on, come on
A is for astronaut
E is for everything


Beautifully Still

Send me down my future
From your wheel of fire
Let me only fly
On your wings of desire
What happened to that ride
On your chariot of gold
It had only lasted minutes
From the centuries you hold

What happened to the reign
The reign of love?
Where have all the angels gone
Now the sun's not up above?
You lie so beautifully still
I can't see you move

I want us to be closer
In fifty years or more
Getting young not older
Like we were here before
But your quarters are all sullied
Your alter boys asleep
Your priests have drunk the wine
You meant us all to keep

What happened to the reign
The reign of love?
Where have all the angels gone
Now the sun's not up above?
You lie so beautifully still
I can't see you move

What happened to the reign
The reign of love?
Where have all the angels gone
Now the sun's not up above?
You lie so beautifully still
I can't see you move
I'm not saying your dead
I just think you've changed
You lie so beautifully still
I can't see you move


Homesick

There's me and daddy out at Lunan Bay
Now looking dandy stepping out Saturday
I can still see the buses
Lined up to take the dancing home

That's me on the stairs suitcase in hand
Kidding on but knowing that one day he planned
To leave all that behind
And see what the big smoke's saying

These are just some photographs talking
Make it look easy
To imagine just walking
Back into someone's arms
And feeling
Homesick
Homesick
Homesick

Maybe you have a question too
You recognise a face in unfamiliar shoes
You don't see a man just someone broken down
Standing in front of you

This could be just a photograph talking
I make it look easy
To get up and start walking
Back out of these arms
And feeling
Homesick
Homesick
Homesick

I'm just
Homesick
Homesick
Homesick


Even Higher Ground

I could almost weep
If I could only take your hand
we're so close to sleep
And so far from deliverance
Once in every lifetime
Love comes down

Even higher ground
Would not make you stumble
Even higher ground
Would not make you fall
Even higher ground
Would not make you stumble
Would not make you fall

Oh you came tumbling in
Like a river to the valley
Which will not be rolling green again
It's washed everything away
Well it stretches out so beautifully
Shows the heavens up above

Even higher ground
Would not make you stumble
Even higher ground
Would not make you fall
Even higher ground
Would not make you stumble
Would not make you fall
Would not make you fall
Would not make you fall
Would not make you fall

I couldn't love you better
If I'd loved you all my life
You threw out all the questions
With one big breath - welcome to the world

Even higher ground
Would not make you stumble
Even higher ground
Would not make you fall
Even higher ground
Would not make you stumble
Would not make you fall
Would not make you fall
Would not make you fall
Would not make you fall


I Am Born

All the people in all the world
Will look for something that will keep it turning
Everyone's got to keep the will
Every boy every girl

I'm no different why the other day
I saw death like an ocean that could wash us away
The only comfort that I got was this
I once was unlovely and now I'm kissed

I am born
Aliver than the raging sea
Stranger than the strangest beasts
Than ever can be

After midnight and the night is black
You lie awake and the fear comes back
That your breath will stop
And this world will carry on

But I am born
Once there was nothing here
Not even the smell of fear
Nothing at all

Until you are born
Gasping out and in to open air
Taking hold of the atmosphere
And loving being born