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Deacon Blue - When The World Knows Your Name (1989)

01 Queen Of The New Year 
02 Wages Day
03 Real Gone Kid
04 Love And Regret
05 Circus Lights
06 This Changing Light
07 Sad Loved Girl (Full Length Version)
08 Fergus Sings The Blues
09 The World Is Lit By Lightning
10 Silhouette
11 One Hundred Things
12 Your Constant Heart
13 Orphans 


Queen Of The New Year

You`re so young
And you know so much
Heaven help us all
From the tales you tell

You`re so old
And innocent as hell
How I love your questions
You Queen of the New Year

Oh you`re so young
And you know so much
And my mind`s not made up
About the way forward

And now my heart
You know these things
My name for you
Is Queen of the New Year

All the stars in heaven go dim
To the lights on me and him
All the stars in heaven are proud
As the lights on us go out

Now I`m telling you this
In a difficult year
You know your mother
She gave me problems

What am I gonna do
With your honest heart
The champion of love
The Queen of the New Year

CHORUS

All the stars in heaven go dim
All the stars in heaven go dim
All the stars in heaven go dim
All the stars in heaven go dim
All the stars in heaven go dim
To the champion of love
The Queen of the New Year


Wages Day

There he stood and there we left
Outside the flashing neon sign
With the smell of cheap cigars
And the hope of sweet perfume

And his heart it was reeling
With the thrill of it all
All to do and only hours
He said all this is all yours

You can have it all
You can take it all away
From where we left off
Living it all your way
If you`ll stand in my shoes
If you`ll do what I do
On a wages day
On a wages day

And the cap from Disneyland
That his cousin she brought back
Stays open in his hand
From one week to another

And this long narrow land
Is full of possibility
All to do and only hours
He said all this is all yours

CHORUS

On a wages day
On a wages day
On a wages day
On a wages day
If you`ll do what I do
On a wages day


Real Gone Kid

And I`d tear out the pages
That I`ve got in these books
Just to find you some words
Just to get some reward

And I`ll show you all the photographs
That I ever got took
And I`ll play you old 45`s
That now mean nothing to me

And you`re a real gone kid
And maybe now baby
Maybe now baby
Maybe now baby
I`ll do what I should have did

Now I`ve stood on your shadow
And I`ve watched it grow
And it`s shaken and it`s driven me
And let me know
Let me know let me know let me know

About all the old 45s
And the paperback rooms
And it`s scattered all the photographs
Of summers and suns

And you`re a real gone kid
And maybe now baby
Maybe now baby
Maybe now baby
I`ll do what I should have did

`Cause you`re a real
Gone
Kid

I cried and I craved
Hoped and I saved
And I put away those souvenirs souvenirs souvenirs
Cried and I craved
Hoped and I saved
And I put away those souvenirs souvenirs souvenirs

You`re a real gone kid
And maybe now baby
Maybe now baby
Maybe now baby
I`ll do what I should have did

`Cause you`re a real
Gone
Kid


Love And Regret

Cold dawn won`t comfort you
Cold coffee won`t see you through
Cold sheets won`t heal your heart
Your frozen fingers or your name so tarred

I know so rarely
That things come your way
Your ways are tender
And your paths are straight

Your mind`s not lived in
The way ours are set
Your heart is open
To love and regret 

Rings and letters they pass you by
You wish them well
And seldom cry 

For stones and promises and wedding sighs
You`ve known the times that you`ve
Lived and died

These sailors come by
And spend time ashore
Their thoughts are hoarded
As yours have been stored

Your mind`s not lived in
The way ours are set
Your heart is open
To love and regret

Outside in the morning air
I hear the soundtrack of the blues harp player
It touches feelings that you
Don`t arouse
Knocks me back to that
Shuttered house

Take me back
When they`re all out
Take me back to that
Shuttered house

I know so rarely
That things come your way
Your ways are tender
And your paths are straight

Your mind`s not lived in
The way ours are set
Your heart is open
To love and regret
Love and regret
Love and regret


Circus Lights

You`re tired
And you say you`re angry
You`re thankful for
This blessed rain

And you think you`d know
But your old friends
Have to tell you again

Your books
Taught you
All you know
Your tastes and patterns
And your TV shows

But you can never follow
Where they won`t let you go
Sometimes
Sometimes it`s
So hard to know

You want to display
Your charms
On this bright night
You want to display
Your charms
On this bright night
You want to display
Your charms
Over these circus Christmas lights

Your cares
Your misanthropy
Your distant gaze
Is missing me

And your jewellery
That`s what blinded me
From the reality

CHORUS 

Over the sea
Over the land
And the city


This Changing Light

I wrote this once before
Long before the summer
You were then a student
And we were dark as angels

We were in the east
Working to the west
The west was looking south
And the south she had no pity

But last night I dreamed
And you were always in it
There were
Hopes and plans and schemes
And the town was full of winners

Oh brother
Oh sister
This changing light
Has lighted things so differently
Has lighted things so differently

I wrote this once before
And we were all then working
We thought we`d stop the flow
Of a cruel and heartless woman

If I`d known this then
What would these wings have done
They`d have beat and flapped and flown
And not done and not done 

CHORUS 

I wrote it on my hand
I kept it in the dark
I never ran it through my hair
I stuffed it in my pocket

I wrote this on a journey
All the way from Spain
Where our fellows fought
And never came back again

To this changing light
To this changing light


Sad Loved Girl

I'm not afraid to take the chances
Of this being wrong or this being right
The long cold wind of discontentment
Has driven me from this dark night

She was
The sad loved girl of the neighbourhood
And he was
The man that put happy over good

He saw her trying on his old clothes
He watched her stretch
And pull and tear
He said you`re impatient as the wind
Your laugh is strong
And right and scared

CHORUS

I've turned on all the lights in this small town
To the sisters and the daughters and the barking hounds
I know when to be good when its right to be good
So then why are all the towns folk not angry

CHORUS


Fergus Sings The Blues

Fergus sings the Blues
In bars of twelve or less
I`m a stranger
To the land
To this wilderness

 

All things are possible
But happen less and less
This is my country
These are my reasons

`Cause I look
In the mirror
And it throws
Back the question
And I whisper in words
That beg
An answer
Tell me
Can this white man sing the blues

Homesick James
My biggest influence
Tell me why
James and Bobby Purify

I`m lost in music
Sweet soul music
This is my country
These are my reasons

CHORUS

From the north coast
To the uplands
Stay on the left side of the white lines
From the Campsies
Over Christmas
I still dream of Memphis

CHORUS

I got the blue blue world
And I see The blue blue sky
I got the blue blue ocean
In my blue eye
So tell me can this white man sing the blues


The World Is Lit By lightning

So maybe you`re standing
In some foreign town
You`ve walked for miles
Till the heat slows you down

And your jeans and your curls
Are bleached
And split
And your money and your anger
Are all used up

Maybe I`m sorry
About the light in this place
Makes my heart seem cold
As the words on these pages

Maybe I`m reminded
By a shop window displays or a decoration
Like some church candle
That might just burn
Might just burn

`Cause we`re dancing under chandeliers
And I`m telling you
Caught in the headlights
And I`m yelling it at you
Why is it girl
When the world is lit by lightning
That I keep telling you
That I love you

So you`re ten miles out
Of this city at night
When do coloured lights
Become paint and glass and dust

And how I wonder
What light to trust
The light of the distance
Or the light might just burn
Might just burn

CHORUS

Seraphim and Cherubim
Skies full of gold dust
Moonshine and starlight
Pockets full of rainbows
Windows and mirrored balls
Porcelain and silverlake
Dance hall neons flash and swing
Blow out your candles

It will call you
Angel
When the world knows your name

CHORUS


Silhouette

Down in the streets
They`re walking and kissing
All he sees is the lights in her her eyes
She feels his hands and smells his warm breath

Looking up all she sees is the night sky
He saw her standing there alone
She saw him walking
The whole town behind him

He loved to whisper
Gently to her
She heard the whole world
Shouting and screaming

Oh
Since first we met
My dark sweet silhouette
Oh nothing
Nothing you forget
In your heart
My dark
My dark sweet silhouette

He told her everything
He wanted her to know
She showed him
The big picture

He gave her beads and clothes and promises
She gave him golden strings and things that don`t break down

CHORUS

All she sees are the stars in the night sky
Looking down
All he sees
Are the street lights
In her eye

CHORUS


One Hundred Things

Poorly
You`re more than poorly Jimmy
More than that
Worse than that

This is a case of photographs
Smudged and dropped and laughed at
Here`s some things that came in post
Letters never sent but wrote

Shelves of books not opened
Browsed in and bored you
Unlocked things that should have been fastened down

To be burned
To be burned Jimmy
To be gone forever

So you`re
Down town raking bins
Through carry outs and skins
To find the hundred things that led you here
So you`re
Down town raking bins
Through carry outs and skins
To find the hundred things that led you here

Long night walking hills
Scratched and cut
Bruised and hurt
With all your tension and your guilt

Stories of the beer and care and speed you spilled
Pleased at your speaking
Worried by the content
About this love and this land and this firmament

Forgotten how to dream
Started just to scream
Forgotten to return
To return Jimmy
To fight your way back

CHORUS

Tired
Well I`m tired too Jimmy
More than that
I`m angry at that
Well now that I`m finished
This small town world seems so much bigger
It didn`t seem important then
Between jobs and flags and parliaments

But our small time world seems bigger
And maybe more worth fighting for
Maybe at the heart of things
They`ll be clowns
And we`ll be kings

CHORUS


Your Constant Heart

Your constant heart
Beats like the road
It cuts through the rain
And clears the snow

And in our summer
We take it slow
Letting the wind
Die in the hollow

Of your constant heart
Your constant heart
Your constant heart
Your constant heart

Now that the leaves are strewn
On your constant path
Your feet won`t stumble
From your chosen task

Like the light above
And the earth so red
Your constant heart
Never leaves me guessing

CHORUS

I`m still excited
By the
Good good night you bring
The long loud song
You sing and the boom boom beat that rings

I`m still excited
By the
Good good night you bring
The long loud song
You sing and the boom boom beat
That rings

CHORUS

Your constant heart
Your constant heart
Your constant heart
Your constant heart

Like the sky so strong
Like the earth so warm
Like the trees so blown
Like the clouds so ripped and torn

Your constant
Your constant heart
Your constant heart