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Lyrics from “THE BLOOMING HOUR” (2011)

The Getaway

Let’s get away
Lets run away together
Sha la la la la
Just you and me
Under the trees
The Country
Sha la la la
No one is looking
Oh, turn up the radio
Listen to your favorite song
I’ll be humming along with you
And you’ll know
I’m your wonderful

Up in the sky chasing the clouds
A rainbow
Sha la la la la
Time slips away
Leave it tomorrow
Let your hand glide
Outside the window like an airplane
Up and down
Sha la la la

Chorus

I’ll be right there always
Right here, till summer falls away

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Diary of an Insomniac

I dont wanna go outside when you’re not around
There isn’t any point in roaming all around this town
Oh No
Staring at the pavement oh
It always brings me down

When you go away my heart it disappears
The TV and the radio keep ringing in my ears
Oh No
Staring at the ceiling, oh
My head turned upside down

When you are far away
Down, I wish that you could stay with me
Always
I’d keep you in my safest place

Oh No
Nothing’s gonna wake me now
My head is on a cloud

When I’m on my own I’m twiddling my thumbs
Some days I feel like time is ticking on an atom bomb
Oh No
The clock is screaming 4 am
And I’m awake again
Calm me down, Calm me down, Calm me down
I wish that you could calm me down
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Around Again

Something you said got me thinking
Late last night my head’s still spinning

Its bringing me down
I let you turn my head
Its bringing me down
You’re spinning me around again

Strange ideas in my head
Somethings are better left unsaid

Chorus

Oh wont someone steady me
Oh wont someone steady me

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Be Kind to My Mistakes (Kate Bush)

It is this that brings us together.
It is this that brings us together.

It’s all right, darling,
We can do this together.
It’s all right, darling,
I can think of nothing better.

I don’t know you,
And you don’t know me.
It is this that brings us together.

I don’t know what you are
Looking for in me.

I don’t know what I want,
Or what my heart is needing.

Am I yours? Are you mine?
We’ll find what we’re meant to find.
In your life, in my life,
There are secrets too dark
To let out, to let go of,
To get over.

But that’s all right, baby.
That’s all right by me.
‘Coz, it’s all right now.
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Mayfair

Sun is shining in our eyes
Jersey Shore in summer time
We are facing toward the sea
My heart is racing

The waves they sting me and they bruise
Till there’s nothing left in me to lose
The sea is vast and dark and deep
And you are just beyond my reach

Hey, I’ve never drifted out this far
Oh, and now I wonder where you are

The ocean turns us upside down
Soon we cannot see the shoreline
Swallowed by another break
My strength is fading

Chorus
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All the While

Bring me a man
Who can sing me a song
Who can make my heart weak
Who can make me stand strong
At the same time
All at the same time
Oh baby I guess its been you all the while

Make the melody sweet
And the harmony tender
With a knife in your voice
That makes me surrender to you
Its been a long time
Since I got myself lost in your eyes
Oh baby I guess its been you all the while

I think I should stay away from here
I can’t do anything to make you wanna be
Loving me baby I don’t wanna stay this way
But there’s no other way to tell you
Just how much I need to be near you

One of these days our war will be over
Our song will return
And I’ll hand myself over to you
We’re two of the same kind
Oh baby I guess its been you all the while
Oh love I guess its been you all the while
Oh babe
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Johnny

Johnny take me as I am
I can’t feel anymore
I spent all the love I have
On all the wrong things

Pick it up
When we’re dancing in the park
I don’t remember
What you feel like anymore
The way you held me in the dark
Johnny wait for me

Oh is it too late?
Do you understand?
Lay me down again.

Oh I’m a prisoner of my own mind
Walls and walls of heartache all the time
I need you to come around here with your light
Tell me everything’s all right
All right

Chorus

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Just How Much

I wish that I could tell you
How I feel about you
Just how much I love you
I’m always thinking of you
I can’t find the words to tell you
Just right

Do you know how much I want to
Spend every day beside you
I see it all so clearly
You and me, front porch swing
When we’re seventy
Singing your songs
In my ear
And I will listen endlessly
Holding your hand forever

But all the words in the world
They all just turn pale
When I’m standing next to you
And I fumble around
Curling my toes in my shoes
Looking for better words to choose
But nothing comes around

I wish that I could tell you
How I feel about you
Just how much I love you
I’m always thinking of you
I can’t find the words to tell you
Just right
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Sassy Miss Lassie

You are the buzz
I am the sting
You are the lightening, the thunder
I am the silence in between
You’re the portrait on my wall
You are the thief
I’m the guillotine about to fall

You’re the wheel
And I’m the rut
You are a breeze through my hall
I’m a window painted shut
You’re the steel
I’m the rust
You are the flood in the field
I’m the dust

That rolls away from you
Just wont do, Just wont do
Away from you
Just wont do, Just wont do

You are the static
I am the cling
You are the master puppeteer
You’re dangling my strings
You’re the bone
I’m the break
You are the give
I am the take what I can get

Away from you
Just wont do, Just wont do
Away from you
Just wont do, Just wont do

You are the crackle
And I’m the crunch
You’re the spider
You’re having me for lunch
You are my shadow
And when I turn around
I can’t be found I can’t be found very far

Away from you
Just wont do, Just wont do
Away from you
Just wont do, Just wont do
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Thank You

Thank you for always being the one
Who always keeps me on the ground, on the ground
When I stumble through this world
Its you who always comes to lay me down, lay me down

And when my voice is weakening
You speak my name, you give me love

Lost and lonely girls like me
Don’t understand why you would stay around
Stay around
I know I lack confidence
My fear in me it swallows every sound
Every sound

And when my soul is weakening
You sing my name, You give me love
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Long Goodbye

Once for the camera
Wave into the sun
I’ll watch your airplane off
For the last time
Its been a long
Its been a long
Its been a long good-bye

We’ve gone our different ways
Changing direction
I let you turn away
Upon refection
I guess I ran out of time
Ran out of time
Too late to make things right

And I’m feeling the weight
This empty room can bring
But I’ll take it and I’ll walk away

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LYRICS FROM “CURLED UP TOES IN RED MARY JANES” (2008)

Holy Moses

Holy Moses
Lead me home
Hold me close
Don’t let me go

In my mind
I’ve lost my way
In your arms
I long to stay

Shelter me
From the rain
In your arms
I’m home again
Save me once
Come save again
Show me the way
Show me the way

And my sweet consolation
Is to have you lay me down
With no words of hesitation
Keep my feet on the ground

Here I am
My white sail raised
My anchor drawn
Above the waves
Take the wheel
You guide the way
My dawn will come
But not today

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Just How Much

I wish that I could tell you
How I feel about you
Just how much I love you
I’m always thinking of you
I can’t find the words to tell you
Just right

Do you know how much I want to
Spend everyday beside you
I see it all so clearly
You and me
Front porch swing when we’re 70
Singing your songs
In my ear
And I will listen endlessly
Holding your hand forever

But all the words in the world
They all just turn pale
When I’m standing next to you
And I fumble around
Curling my toes in my shoes
Looking for better words to choose
But nothing comes around
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Hallelujah

Forty years I’ve traveled with no one but my own
Like a child in the night in the dark running home
And I’ll wait for you, until the last star is gone
Whispering words of Hallelujah

My body aches with this pain in my breast
I’ve taken this path unable to rest
And in the quiet of your arms is where I’ll make my bed
Sleeping and dreaming Hallelujah

And I’ll wait for you to come back
And I’ll wait for you to call
All these voices, they run around in my head
But you make them alright
You make them alright
You make them alright

My mind is hoping my heart can lead me home
I’ve gone many miles just to find where I belong
And I know I’ll come back to you with a will of my own
Crying out loud Hallelujah

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Porchswing Serenade

Small town hearts
In your great big world
You’re a star
And I’m your lonely girl
But you never let me follow you

Its getting late
I’m so tired
Porchswing swaying
On a summer night
And I wonder what you’re doing

And I’m still in love
After all your foolin round
Tell me your stories
I’m gonna believe you
Always

Someone turn this porchlight off
I don’t want
To see myself here
Just sitting in your doorway

Lost in thought
With my head turned down
Toward my toes
Smoking cigarettes
Just to track the way
The wind blows

And I’m still in love
After all your foolin round
Tell me your stories
I’m gonna believe you
Always
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Keeping Awake

Got no words
They’ve all flown from my open hands
I could not hold them all
So I let them go and fly around
Above me

I walk wide in the morning
While my love lays sleeping
I’ll be silent staring out your window
And I’m so tired from always
Keeping awake
Looking for the right words to say

Clarity seems to rest upon
The step outside your door way
She pays no mind to the whirlwind
That is mine
Though she could make it go away

Leave the door wide open
And while you lay sleeping
I’ll be silent staring out your window
And I’m so tired of always
Keeping awake
Looking for the right words to say

And I will find my words
Find my reason
To share them all with you
My voice will rise and fall
Rise and fall

Hold my hand and take it
In the pocket of your winter coat
Whisper words into my ears
Perhaps they’ll stay
And make themselves
At home this time

And tonight while you lay sleeping
I’ll be next to you right by your side
And I’ll watch you
As you lay breathing
And I’ll be so happy that I’m always
Keeping awake
Looking for the right words to say
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Winter

So long
Summer is waning
September light fading away
Streets turn to grey
Flame painted leaves
Just memories of
Yesterday’s dream

Hello Hello
It’d be so nice to see it sometime
But I know it wont be for a long time

Knit me a sweater
With the last threads of summer
And wrap it around the moon
Warm the night
Just for you
Even the brightest lights
Need a reminder
Of spring
To keep them shining

Hello Hello
It’d be so nice to see it sometime
But I know it wont be for a long time

Watch the cars
They’re all spinnin around
Can’t go no where
When snow is falling down
Hide me away
Gonna stay inside for awhile

Steam rising up from the street
Warming my feet
As I wait for the train
Winter is here again
I think of your face as I leave
Waving good-bye to me
Here me sing

Hello Hello
It be so nice to see it sometime
Hello Hello
It’d be so nice to see it sometime
But I know it wont
Be for a long time

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