Sometimes It’s Something, Sometimes It’s Nothing At All

Restless Wind

Well, hello there, restless wind
It’s been a long time
Since you’ve blown through these streets
I really don’t mind
If you pick me up off my feet
Just one last time
And take me where you’ve gotta go

I’ve been tied to a mast, anchored to a shore
Buried in the earth and rooted to the floor
As long as you’re willing then I’ll be sure
To go with you where you’ve gotta go
And I don’t mind where it is we go

From Northumberland’s hills to Yorkshire and her moors
The mountains of North Wales, to the Cornish Shores
As long as you are mine, then I’ll be yours
I’ll go with you where you’ve got to go

We’ll leave England’s green, her old country lanes
Over the yellow fields of France, to the beaches of Spain
As long as you promise to take me home again
I’ll go with you where you’ve got to go
And I don’t mind where it is we go

Just take me from here
Take me somewhere I can disappear
Oh, take me anywhere my dear

Oh, and carry me away
Take me from this dark and lonely day
Oh, restless wind, will you blow my way?

Sometimes It’s Something Sometimes It’s Nothing At All

Maybe we’ll sleep here
Covered in star shine
Out on the ocean
Wrapped up in nighttime song
Hear the tide rise and fall
Well sometimes it’s something
Sometimes it’s nothing at all

Perhaps we’ll wake here
Soaking in sunshine
Dancing on the ocean
And drinking the morning down
Hear the birds cry and call
Well sometimes it’s something
Sometimes it’s nothing at all

Oh sometimes it’s something
Sometimes it’s nothing at all
Yeah sometimes it’s something
Sometimes it’s nothing at all

Rosie

Well Rosie, don’t be scared by the storm outside
We are safe and warm, we are home and dry
And though it rages on, there’s no need to cry
Oh Rosie don’t you worry, my dear

For there are many things that I can not explain
Like the howling wind, like the pouring rain
Like the love for a child, like the pin prick of pain
Oh Rosie don’t you worry, my dear

Well Rosie, don’t you think about the things that you can’t change
For the world is cruel and it’s violent and strange
But there is beauty too if you look the right way
Oh Rosie don’t you worry, my dear
Oh Rosie don’t you worry, my dear

Let Me Dream A While

Well, when the lights hang low
And I lay down and close my eyes
I see colors and spinning wheels
I hear a language I don’t understand
I see people I’ve not seen for years
I hold a magic in my hands
I sing songs that I never write
‘Cause they are gone by the morning light

Yes, and I dream away
And I’m as free as the summer sky
I swim in oceans turquoise and deep
I lay down in fields of gold
I see mountains snow white and steep
Though I never feel the cold
I can’t stay there, try as I might
‘Cause it’s gone by the morning light

So, if you find that I’m sleeping
Soft and warm as a child
Would you just let me be
For a moment happy and free?
Oh, won’t you please let me dream a while?

Yeah, when the night draws in
And I lay down to rest my head
I find boxes of photographs
And old movies I saw long ago
I can still hear my sister laugh
On a the beaches of Mexico
Where the phosphorescence shines ‘neath the moon
And a thousand stars, they glow
But they always fade out so soon
To a place where I just can’t go
Though I hold on to them so tight
They are gone by the morning light

So, if you find that I’m sleeping
Soft and warm as a child
Would you just let me be
For a moment happy and free?
Oh, won’t you please let me dream a while?
Oh, won’t you please let me dream a while?

Only Time

Another shade of grey
Another rolled up sleeve
Another Christmas Day
Another New Year’s eve
But one year must end
For another to start
And only time
Can unbreak your heart

Another boat rolls in
Another tide rolls out
Another stranger looking in
Another lover looking out
One love must die
For another to start
And only time
Can unbreak your heart

So when hope is gone
And light turns to dark
Remember that time
Can unbreak your heart
I promise you time
Will unbreak your heart

Helplessly Lost

Well I’m sorry for the time that I’ve been taking
And the lines that I’ve crossed
The mess that I’ve been making
And for everything you’ve lost
The heart that I’ve been breaking
For the damage and the cost
Oh forgive me darling
I am helplessly lostI’m sorry for the stories that I told you
And the lies that I spoke
The future that I sold you
And the promises I broke
For the love that I’ve been taking
Warmed with nothing but the frost
Oh forgive me darling
I am helplessly lostHow many deals will I make
With the devil what’s it take
For a foolish man to learn
How many years will I go
Setting fire to all I know
Just to watch the city burn
Oh my dear we’ve reached a river we can’t cross
So leave me here for I am helplessly lost

Paper Cut, Chinese Burn

 

A paper cut and a Chinese burn
Is all that she left me
A door that won’t shut and a key that won’t turn
Is all that she left me

Well I tried, I tried, yeah, I really did try
I can’t get her out of my mind
Never before I’ve ever been sure
I’m sure, I’m sure this time

A spinning room and an aching head
Is all that she left me
An open wound and a string that won’t thread
Is all that she left me

Well I tried, I tried, I really did try
I can’t get her out of my mind
Never before I’ve ever been sure
But I’m sure, I’m sure this time

Where The Lights Hang Low

There’s a place I go
Where the lights hang low
The walls are stale from a thousand Marlborough lights
And the carpet tells a tale of a thousand Friday nights

There’s a man outside
Big black holes for eyes
Biting down on burnt out cigars
Plays forgotten songs on broken guitars

There’s a place I go
Where the lights hang low

There’s a place I’ve found
On the edge of town
Where all the girls dress in angelic white
But age is so unkind under florescent lights

And there’s a man by the door
Neatly stitched to the floor
He’s sat there for a thousand years
And he’ll sit there for a thousand more

There’s a place I go
Where the lights hang low
Oh there’s a place I go
Where the lights hang low

Moon On Water

Well will you fill my head with stories ’til I close my eyes and dream until the dawn
And when I’m sleeping tell me secrets, tell me things you’ve never told no one before
And when you wake up hiding nothing, maybe you’ll know how it feels to be born
I could wake up feeling something for the first time in so long

And we could walk down towards the sea in the new shoes I bought you
Stay there for all of the day while the sun plays on the water

Well will you fill me with excitement like the feeling that we felt on Christmas Eve
When we didn’t know to laugh or to cry in to our sleeves
And I know some things are not real but in you I truly feel I believe
When we lie down on your bed I press my head down on your chest and hear you breathe

Well I know it’s late but let’s go to the sea, I know a way that is shorter
And we could sink out under the stars, you can wear my woolen jumper
And we can sink out in to the stones, you can lay upon my shoulder
And we could stay there all of the night, while the moon rests on the water
While the moon rests on the water
While the moon rests on the water

Winter Coats

Shadows on the hills
Ripples one the water
Leaves on the trees are gold and turning

Nights getting cold
Days are getting shorter
Smoke coming down from the bonfire burning

Winter coats
And fishing boats
Won’t be long before I’m returning