The Boy Who Cried Wolf

here’s a simple song

won’t stop the rain from coming down

or your heart from breaking

here’s a simple song

it’s never gonna turn this day around

or stop the earth from shaking

yeah it’s just a simple song

nothing right or wrong

you can sing along if you want to

well i know it’s not been easy

but easy ain’t worth singing about

hey i know , i know time goes slow

but it’s always running out

here’s a simple song

won’t stop the rain from coming down

or your heart from breaking

here’s a simple song

it’s never gonna turn this day around

or stop the earth from shaking

well it’s just a simple song

nothing right or wrong

you can sing along if you want to

well i know it’s far from simple

but simple ain’t worth worrying about

hey i know , i know it’s time to go

the thing i keep on finding

everything seems to be about timing

here’s a simple song

won’t stop the rain from coming down

or your heart from breaking

just a simple song

never gonna turn this day around

or stop the earth from shaking

yeah it’s just a simple song

nothing right or wrong

you can sing along if you want to

oh it’s just a simple song

nothing right or wrong

you can sing along if you want to

i’ve only known her for a while

and she came as some surprise

but i see the sunshine when she smiles

i feel the rain fall when she cries

and she hits me in the heart

and she drops me to my knees

and i don’t know where i’d be without you

my sweet louise

well she flies just like a bird

and she floats just like a dream

and she’s the sweetest song i’ve heard

and the sweetest face i’ve seen

and she hits me in the heart

and she drops me to my knees

i don’t know where i’d be without you

my sweet louise

they say patience is a virtue

and she’ll wait she won’t desert you

she’s got hands that couldn’t hurt you if they tried

with all that happiness she hands me

well she loves and understands me

right or wrong i know she’s always by my side

so if you please

put me at ease

my sweet louise

and she hits me in the heart

oh and she drops me to my knees

i don’t know everything about you

yeah but you give me no reason to doubt you

and i don’t wanna be without you

my sweet louise

well i am the boy who cried wolf

and i know I’ve lied in the past

but last night i saw his yellow eyes shining in the dark

yeah i know i’ve spun tales with this voice

and i open my mouth too fast

but last night i saw his footprints in the path

well i could swim every sea from south pole to north

but i know i’ll only ever be the boy who cried wolf

well i am the shepherds only son

and i know what a joke i’ve become

I’ve an honest heart but I’ve lies on my tongue

i don’t know how it started or where it came from

and you have no reason and i have no proof

but this time i swear I’m telling the truth

i saw that old wolf from tail to tooth

and i know that he’s hungry and he’s coming down too

well i could swim every sea from south pole to north

and i could climb every tree and scale every course

and i could tell only the truth from this day fourth

but i know i’ll only ever be the boy who cried wolf

oh i am the boy who cried wolf

oh i am the boy who cried wolf

well i built these walls with brick and stone

i built them all around

i built these walls a long time ago

she ain’t gonna take em down no

she ain’t gonna break em down

i built these walls with my two hands

i laid every single part

and behind these walls a coward stands

with an ego and a broken heart oh

an ego and a broken heart

oh she comes around

says if i don’t get lost i won’t get found

oh and i turn it round

said if i don’t go up i won’t come down

i won’t come down

i won’t come down

well i built these walls around my chest

i built them thick and strong

oh and she can try her very best

but they’ve been they’re for too long

for long ago there was a girl

that stood there where she stands

and she reached right in and took my heart

and broke it in her hands oh

she broke it in her hands

oh and i suppose if there’s no rain clouds then nothing grows

oh but this i know if i don’t get high i won’t get low

oh and i find her strange she wants to climb up though she could fall

oh she said if i don’t change then i’ll live and die behind these walls

behind these walls

behind these walls

well i walked out this evening

stood out front of my house

to see the daylight leaving

my eyes are pointed south

i felt like i was dreaming

never seen the sky so red

gave me the strangest feeling

and a voice inside me said

all my life i’ve been chasing setting suns

see me running up the hill when the evening comes

they get further away the faster that i run

i’m getting old and tired of chasing setting suns

walked down to the ocean

and sat on the cold hard stones

saw the sea birds fishing and the sunlight glisten

down on my english home

i thought back to all the things i’ve seen

the people i know and the places i’ve been

the city skylines and the fields of green

it’s a wonder i made it home

all my life I’ve been chasing setting suns

see me running up the hill when the evening comes

they get further away the faster that i run

I’m getting old and tired of chasing setting suns

well all my life i’ve been chasing setting suns

see me running up the hill when the evening comes

they get further away the faster that i run

i’m getting old and tired of chasing setting suns

i’m getting old and tired of chasing setting suns

oh and i’m getting old and tired of chasing setting suns

she’s a whistle on the wind

a feather on the breeze

a ripple on the stream

she is sunlight on the sea

she’s a soft summer rain

falling gently through the trees

and i love her

she’s cunning as a fox

clever as a crow

solid as a rock

she is stubborn as a stone

she’s a hardheaded woman

and the best one that i know

and i love her

yeah well i love her

well she’s as new as the springtime

strong as autumn blows

warm as the summer

and soft as the snow

she’s a thousand miles from here

but she’s everywhere i go

‘cos i love her

and she loves me like a woman

she looks like a lady

she laughs like a child

and cries like a baby

i think that maybe she’s the one that’s gonna save me

well somewhere out across the sea

in a land that’s lost and free

with my darling close to me

that is where i’m supposed to be

well somewhere on the ocean breeze

in around the swinging trees

with the only one for me

that is where i long to be

someday

someday

well somewhere out upon the beach

out of range and out of reach

with the truest love of mine

underneath the bluest sky

yeah far away from any town

we’ll watch the lazy sun go down

with my sweet heart i’ll lay down

that is where i will be found

someday

someday

well the past is the past

the future is not yet

the dye has been cast though

the paints no longer wet

if you’re willing to forgive

then maybe one day you’ll forget

darling ain’t that worth a try

ain’t it worth a try when

yesterday is gone

and tomorrow is not here

the days they are long but how they

quickly disappear

if you learn to move on

that’s when the pathway becomes clear

darling ain’t that worth a try

ain’t it worth a try to see

black from blue

perhaps its just a point of view

and maybe this ones down to you my friend

in the end

for there’s moments that have gone

and some are still to be

and everyday that’s past is just a raindrop on the sea

if you learn to let go

maybe one day you’ll be free

baby ain’t that worth a try

ain’t it worth a try to see

black from blue

perhaps it’s just a point of view

and maybe this ones down to you my friend

to see red from green

oh and all the colours in-between

for maybe this is just a dream my friend

in the end

claps of thunder

and bolts of lightning

wind comes howling through

sometimes love is

just a kite string

and a heart shaped tattoo

and holding on can be

so frightening

i know she’s frightened too

but i’ll go dancing out in the thunder and lighting

if she will too

if she tells me she will too

i’ll be your lantern burning

never gonna go out

though the winds are turning

i’m never gonna blow out

i’ve had a life of learning

i know people come and go

i’ll be your lantern burning

when your fires burn low

be my lighthouse shining

when i’m out on the sea

be my silver lining

be my golden key

i’ve had a life of climbing

don’t let me fall from the trees

be my lighthouse shining

when i’m out on the sea