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Credit, Simone Smith
THE BEGINNING
Saw you in the road
Wanted to come
To your house
Wanted to stay for a while
Wanted to get warm

You said you were easy and I could be there for a while
And you would be busy but
I could help myself to cocoa and biscuits
I could help myself to chocolate and Areos
I could make my own milk
I could stand by the fire
And you, umm, would command me in your attire
And I would hear your words
Love, take it off
And I would hear your words
And I would come make it fun
And I would feel all your skin
All of me
And we’d begin at the beginning
I would begin at the beginning
I would begin at the beginning
I would begin at the beginning
AI would begin at the beginning
I would begin
Begin
I would begin
At the beginning
I would begin
At the beginning
I would begin 
At the beginning
I would begin
At the beginning
I’m coming in. 
BLOOD MOON
You were only human making sounds like a person - reasonable - but I got under your skin and you turned from within and you became alien and this song is strange. And she said to me: "What's it worth, this hallucination, you see? Is it coming from God? Or is it coming from the man? Or is it coming from the car radio?". And I listen when we fight and I take my words back. I don't want to get it right all the time like you say I do. I am also reasonable if you would only listen up. You're ears are full of wax or glue or something went wrong and it stuck inside you so you don't hear the waves and the wind and you don't see the moon when it's coming full and there's a blood moon - strawberry on our window, on our window, and I am getting up at 3 a.m. and you are preparing for some sphinx in your dream and you don't have the right, to walk on through into the truth, get it right, be brave, she can see, see straight through you. And all that I know, is that I want to let you go. And all that I know is that I want to let you go. And all that I know, is that I want to let you go. And I know that you're the one for me but I can't see clearly and I can't see clearly if I'm looking in your direction. So come back home. Sit down take off your coat and your crown. Come back home, sit down. Say you're ready for downtime. 'Cos I am waiting in the bed for you to come in and say you're sorry. Make my day if you can or you can just get on with your world and your life and that digital device, your phone always on and it's singing some kind of birdsong or is it a Celtic tune? Something you downloaded earlier? And I am overhearing that beep, beep, beep, beep in the night. When we're sleeping tight, and I will dream of an algorithm and I will name it right and you will look with your eyes open and you'll see that there's a whole world outside. You can call it reality. It's the only escape for you and me. It's the only escape this thing they call reality. And I know that I'm getting on with my life and all that we could have done is sitting pretty safe. Put down your phone. Look up to the sky,or at least to your neighbour, who should look you in the eye and maybe we'll get along just fine, or at least, just give me the time.

BODY DOWN

GLOW
O’ Lord, I wanna go. O’ Lord, I wanna go. South where freedom flows. O’ Lord, I wanna’ go. I lie way west. The treetops they glow. I saw your eyes. They were blessed. And no way I know. I look for help. I try to stay. Alive in my home. Baby, go. I am here. Calling. You a way to go. I lie the way west. The treetops …
RIDE
I know the fire.  See yourself like desire. I churn. Your eye alone. The thorn you never let go. You lay high. Your tide low. You lay high. You say hello. We ride. High time alone. You got out. O’ you got out. You got out. You got out. O’ o’ o’. O’ hello, hello. Hello. O’ oooo hello. Hello.
STRAY
Flavia says: "Lord don’t go. Leave me here. That I know." "You can’t be loved. Like you say. As long as girl. From me you stray." “ell me what to do. My Lord, do. Tell me what to do. My Lord, do.” The grief in a heart will tear us apart. The grief in a heart will tear us apart. I look to the East to a storytelling workshop where a man opens the door and says “What you got? The kind you are is not your fate." Tell me what to do. My Lord, do. Tell me what to do. My Lord, do. Flavia says.
TATTOO
Hey-da-la-ha-ho-de-lah-de-ho-ho-ho-da-la-da-lo...
GOLD





You tumbled. The way he moved. Lavender on your shoulders. And I was moved. The sky it was purple. You told me you were hurting and all that I saw when I awoke was the world. And we try to love one another like before and we try to love one another like before. And I see, I see gold in the shadows the stories old. The tree before me cascaded into liberty. And I hold your hand and I try to understand why we ended that day, before. And I can’t feel alive without you in my life. And you were my friend, my lover, let’s not pretend. I wake at the thought of you. I try to get through my day. I sleep in the stars that come through the ceiling in a thorny way. And I shelter in your memory and the beach that we walked at low tide and the shells, we picked and the words on which fought. And I know that I’ll be right, that I’ll get through this night. That I’ll shake it all off, the damage, the dirt, and the scorn. And we, we will meet again on the road where we do, devouring each other, like we do. I look to you. I try to make sense of what we put down to coincidence. But I try not to look for some kind of sign that all of this was written in the stars for you and I. For you and I.
BODY DOWN
Baby, hold my body down. Hold my teeth. I won’t make a sound. Die if you like! I see your face in the night. Keep to yourself. I know your smell. I’ll walk by my own. I’ll die for no man. I’ll worry to myself. I can’t understand. How are you here? I said: “Go away”. Where we’re living is a man’s world. A man’s world ! I keep my distance from you ‘cos it’s for the best. I know no reason to get out of bed. But you’re high on your manhood. You said you’re a 'revolutionary! You saw ten thousand stars looking right at me. Take your word and deliver it to the God. You said you were faithful but faithful you are not. You cheating man I saw you do. You know, you see it too. Hail now! Go and lose yourself. I’m talking to you don’t you care for someone else! I’m seeing stars at night like I did back before I met you.
BLUE VALENTINE (STRING REPRISE)
I caught his look he tried to get away but I was all that he had to play. You can’t try to love and I got away. You said the words that I needed to hear. I caught myself shattered before the frame. And Lord, I know that I can love again and Lord, I know I can’t. I gave myself to a man who took all that I am and made me fearful. I can’t breathe - overflow. I can’t breathe anymore. I have cried my eyes out a thousand rivers and I can’t see straight anymore. Won’t you come save my soul, love? Would you battle far and wide for a dove? Would you take it upon yourself to love me? I know we both waited too long. Would you battle far and wide for a dove? Would you take it upon yourself to love me?
Photo by Simone

Mer-Made

FIVE HOURS
I’m already going to fall
Between the shadows
Between the wall
You are waiting
For sunlight to
Deliberating
My love what will I do?
I’m no way
Ride go
Say you’ll stay
I told you so
Feel like the wind
Flow river flow
Come on lay your fears down
I say I’m naked
I fathered a son
We called him Moses
And the love began
If I’m always saying Lord
Will you come release me, Father?
If I rode take my load
And fold it away
In my head I feel like the night
Running wild in sweet delight
Will you come, take the bait?
Face don’t deliberate
Change yourself
Hide out in the cold mountain air
Oh, rage come and take me
With you, cold autumn child
War ride, feign love
I have been your wife before
In another world that we don’t have access to
But I remember you
And the way we’d move
And the way we’d play
Five times an hour I waited
And five times I flowered like
The summer sun
Come
Wake me up
The summer sun
Come, wake me up
I am only five hours away from you
I am only five hours away for you
I am only five hours away from you
I am only five hours away from you
I am only five hours away
I am only five hours away
I am only five hours away stay
I am only five hours away from you
I am only five hours away from you
SIREN SONG
I lay my body
Beneath the waves
I tied myself to your words
I look for you
By the moonlight
We try to calm 
Each other down 
But you are loved

I say I don’t 
Need light to see
The blue is aluminium to me 
I can’t die before my time
‘Cos sirens have no nursery rhymes

You come and say you don’t believe
In love or light or anything I might
You take the side of the Gods you know
We wait beneath the tide to go under moonlight
Under moonlight

I don’t want to cause a fuss
But siren’s do 
We do what we must
And I desire you
From the coral abode
And I desire you 
Don’t you know?

I cannot go away
The night is jasmine
Heady don’t you say?

Sailor come
Sailor come
Sailor come
Sailor come
O’ come
O’ come
O’ come
O’ come
O’ come
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O’ FIRE COME
I saw your face
Like heaven sent
You lied above
Fire I leant
You came to me
Like father said
Bearing your gifts
Of love and reason

The Dorset sky
Was bluer than
My only abode
And I have wed
All of the town
But you’re the one for me
You make me laugh

You wear silver
In your hair
You have eyes of Flowers
Lavender, come on

We wait
Till I have been
Your saving grace Father seem
Take me, I’m all light
Figure eight
Start up saying love a favour is

Come on
You tired one
Lift your head up high
Come on, come on
You can
Reach the sky

Reach the sky
Father love
Failing everything I do I feel no good
But he says: “You are
A distant star,
Come on, fire it up
Get it up girl.
You are
Not to waste
Your precious days
Feeling like there is no rhyme or reason left."

Come on
Take me away
Fire, come on
Burn me today
With your…

LO AND BEHOLD
Lo and Behold

O’ Lord wait
Find the path to my heart
O’ Lord carry your body before
I have all my weight in gold
With me in a sack which I hold

No rest for the wicked, he says
No rest for the wicked, he says
But I am not wicked, I cry
To which my Lord looks me in the eye

And lo and behold my body
And lo and behold my face
And lo and behold my aching limbs
Go and walk yourself away

The slight of the eye is for you
We speak not to, but for you
I know I am alone in my abode
But you accompany me wherever I go

Stay by me
Chastise me
Hello? I have been here before

You cry
Your eyes out
If I help you, would you leave
And go and discover yourself like you will?

And I only want what’s best for you
And I only need what you will
And baby I hurt for you
Go my lover go
Go go go

SECOND SKIN
Second Skin

We were like
Lovers until
The sky it broke
Your stubborn will

Now I have tried
To open up
The way I am
So I can love

And you, you came
Like driving rain
With your words
An earthquake came

What will I know
When I call out for snow
And the sky is so low
And they challenge me to let go
Of my ways, my words, my deeds
My only Godspeed
The way I let you in
Was no mistake
But I, your woman

For time has come
Take me away
Driver love, oh, oh
I say you’re ready
To ask me out

The right way
Words I do without

O’ take me in love, come
Your second skin, my love come
Wrap it around me, undone
You are my, woman


JASMINE
Jasmine 

Stay here for 
Five hours more 
Wait until I come 
Bearing gifts of sun 

I sold my soul for a bit of gold 
And now Lord 
He’s laughing at my hole 
But Lord don’t laugh at me 
Oh Lord I’m bleeding 
Don’t you see? 

And the souls and souls 
I write it down 
And in the heart 
I feel beneath my crown 
And your already waiting for 
The way that I might fall, might fall, might fall, might fall 

O' jasmine, come sweetly 
Into my abode 
I will await you 
In the height 
of the summer night 

And the car is gone 
He took her with him 
They lay down side by side 
Oh Lord I am not for believing 
All that you put inside 
In the back of some man’s caravan 
In the back of some poor man's... 
I’m not, I’m not for leaving 
All that, all that, I am, I am 
All that, all that, I am, I am 
All that, I am, I am 
All that, all that, I am, I am 

In the back of some man’s caravan 
In the summer, in June, I am 
Waiting for word from you 
To tell me what I should do 
For the sight of the cliffs at dawn 
Has wakened me from my sleep 
And the sound of the waves crashing down 
Has taught me how to weep 

And the sound of the cradle at dawn 
And the moon all silver in her sleep 
Has kept me in your thoughts 
And I have waited to weep 
And I know that the waves crash below 
But I sense that I am letting go 
Of the fear that has kept me here 
Prisoner to all I fear 

And the night will hold us tight 
And I’ll wait I’ll wait for dawn 
For the first ray of sunlight 
To put to bed the night 
For the first ray of sunlight 
To put to bed the night

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