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Deacon Blue - Walking Back Home (1999)

01 Love Hurts 
02 Jesus Do Your Hands
03 Still Feel The Rain
04 Christmas And Glasgow
05 When You Are Young
06 Plastic Shoes
07 Beautiful Stranger
08 All I Want
09 Walking Back Home 

All other tracks can be found in their respective albums.


Love Hurts

Love hurts, love scars, love wounds and mars
Any heart not tough nor strong enough
To take a lot of pain, take a lot of pain
Love is like a cloud  holds a lot of rain
Love hurts, ooh, ooh, love hurts

I'm young I know but even so
I know a thing or two I learnt from you
I really learnt a lot, really learnt a lot
Love is like a stove burns you when it's hot
Love hurts, mmm, mmm, love hurts

Some fools dream of happiness       
Blissfulness, togetherness
Some fools fool themselves I guess
But they're not fooling me

I know it isn't true, know it isn't true
Love is just a lie made to make you blue
Love hurts, ooh, ooh, love hurts

Jesus Do Your Hands Still Feel The Rain

Would the rain, the frozen rain
Be as cold upon your forehead
As the tears that plough your beaten face again
Would the rain

Could your hands, your grubby hands
Pull your coat around your shoulder
Steel yourself against the weather of the day
Could your hands

Here i stand
Just the same

Jesus do these hands still feel the rain

Here we go, winter long
Like sun bleeds down the valley
Or a black and oily river moves so slow
Here we go

Here i stand
Just the same

Jesus do these hands still feel the rain

Here i stand
Just the same

Jesus do your hands still feel the rain


Christmas And Glasgow

He was lying in the half light
Of Christmas and Glasgow
Thinking and talking
Talking to St Epoch about
Christmas and Glasgow
Drinking and talking

And the sweet smell
Of the Kelvin Hall Circus
And the sweet smell lingered
Of her perfume and kisses

He needed to take one step
He was taking one step back

She knows the only danger
Of Christmas And Glasgow
Is you love too much
And she's thinking of years
At Christmas and Glasgow
When it meant too much

And walking in frost
Down in Cowcaddens
And the sweet smell
As they were lost in the garden

She needed to take one step
She was taking one step back

They could hear choirs, those heavenly choirs
Choirs of angels, those heavenly  choirs

They needed to take one step
They were taking one step back


When You Are Young

When you were young and your heart was free
I'd run and meet you and rush to see
Just over the wall where the clouds roll by
And age and chance and tears were far away

Oh if heaven wouldn't see
Light lovers so distantly
Then look today at this love so free
When you are young again

When you were young and your eyes are old
Then all your treasures my hand can stroke
And all your memories and your sorrows are loosed
And blown and left so your lips may be touched

Oh if heaven wouldn't see
Light lovers so distantly
Then look today at this love so free
When you are young again


Plastic Shoes

Plastic shoes
Empty in the hall
Well, I gathered the news
That you'd gone after all
What's left is this:
And from what I can recall
There's something I've missed
And I have seen it all

You caught me drawn in the
Bathroom mirror
And said I looked a little older
Walking along on a beach at dawn
With your head upon my shoulder

In your plastic shoes
Broken and used on me
And what have we been through?
Are you watching alone
The same film I'm tuned to?
Do you still cry
When the doctor gives her the news?

There's a big black bag of belts and hats
You wore to other weddings
A broken chain and a picture frame
That once held us together
I put out these shoes that I helped you choose
And I bolted all the doors
So they won't walk back........

Those plastic shoes
Oh you looked so good
That was all you wore
When I really understood
Some things need summer weather
Others want the dark
Some things work well together
But still keep falling apart


Beautiful Stranger

Seven lonely days in a fifty ton lorry
I know you made me what I am
And I fall to pieces
Johnny Cash in black singin'
Understand your man from
St. Quentin crossing to Tarbert to Gigha

Oh lonesome me howled box car willie
Coming out of Tobermory to the sound
In the morning
Patsy Clines on the air say's I've loved and lost again
From now on all of my friends are gonna be strangers

So I fell in love with a beautiful stranger
It's just an arrangement
I'll leave the first light of day
This one goes out
To my beautiful stranger
I slipped so quietly away

By the window where she stands
She counts the beads in her hand
And knows it wasn't God who planned to make
Honky tonk angels
She makes the bed all alone but a house
Without love is not a home plays on the radio

She says why can't he be you I hear
You've gone from Brown to blue
Since the holiday for two
But I don't need to know that right now
I love you so much it hurts he cursed
As his truck tyres lurched down the
Old dirt track road again

She fell in love with a beautiful stranger
There's no arrangement
He leaves the first light of day
This one goes out to the beautiful stranger
Time slips so easily away
Time slips so easily away
Time slips so easily away

All I Want

A cautious smile under the western sky
Would curl upwards  like the wild sea
A special friend knowing all the ways of love
Would talk his way back inside a tiny second

Don't promise good intention
One in a thousand (maybe even me)
Don't know there are clouds in the sky
Sooner or later everyone'll say the same thing
Baby , you already know

That all I want is to be with you

Call me over sooner
Call me right now
I'm standing underneath the blackest rolling sky
I don't know my way forward
I'm dizzy with the wind
Turning like a compass never true only spinning

All I want is to be with you

In the sad and lonely pines
Where no midday sun ever shines
As the clouds all  float into thin air
Underneath the blackest sky somewhere
I hear the soul of man never dies
I hear that special will survive
Keeping time over the rolling roads
Staying with me as my thoughts all go
Chasing away in the green fields
Where every breath gives up and yields
To all I want


Walking Back Home

The stars and satellites
Are quiet over the hills tonight
And the cats' eyes and white lines
Are heading out for miles
The frost on the embankment
Keeps my feet on the road
But the tunes and beers
Are walking us back home

And we stopped any travellers
And wished them good new year
And we sang and we drunk
And we quarrelled and we cheered
And we felt the earth below
And we knew how good it was
Just walking back home

La La La La......La La La La......La La La La......La La La La

I left them at the circle
As the sun began to rise
And we walked the last few hundred yards
Back to my own house
I pulled my coat still closer
'Cause now I'm on my own
I've struck out for the first time
And now I'm walking back home

Warbeck sang
La La La La......La La La La......La La La La......La La La La
The Stacy's sang
La La La La......La La La La......La La La La......La La La La
Linda sang
La La La La......La La La La......La La La La......La La La La