Lyrics

Sword From The stone

Well how ya doing darling

How you getting on

Any horses running

Worth betting on

How’s the weather down there

I hope you’re keeping warm

How you feeling sweetheart

Are you moving on

Are you sleeping ok

Or do the nights go on and on

I hope you’re eating well

I hope you’re staying strong

‘Cos I’m fine and then I’m not

I’m spinning round and I cant stop

I can’t do this alone

For time flies then its so slow

I’m up and down like a yoyo

I can’t do it on my own

And I’ve tried and I can’t pull the sword from the stone

How are your Mum and Dad

How’s your Brother too

My folks are holding up

My sister’s pulling through

And both the cats say hi

I know they miss you too

‘Cos I’m fine and then I’m not

I’m spinning round and I can’t stop

I can’t do this alone

For time flies then it’s so slow

I’m up and down like a yoyo

I can’t do it on my own

‘Cos I’ve tried and I can’t pull the sword from the stone

Because I’m fine and then I’m not

I’m spinning round and I can’t stop

I can’t do this alone

And time flies then it’s so slow

I’m up and down like a yoyo

I can’t do it on my own

See I’ve tried and I can’t pull the sword from the stone

Year On Year, Day By Day

Well is life just a walk up a steep hill

You get to the top and then it’s all down hill

Spinning round like the arms of a windmill

And you never slow down

And is love just a foolish emotion

A Hollywood dream just a childish notion

Plenty of fish but I am miles from the ocean

For I’m scared that I’ll drown

I always thought that I would see it coming

Like a train rolling down the line

I never dreamed that I would end up running

Away from myself and out of time

Hey hey hey I feel it slipping away

Year on year

Day by day

And how do you know when it’s really crunch time

You could choke on a fortune cookie one unfortunate lunchtime

And I fear death is just the final punch line

Of this comedy show

So make them laugh before you go

I always thought that I would feel it coming

Like a storm in a summer sky

I thought I’d hear the marching band drumming

Thought i’d see the fireworks reflect in her eyes oh

Hey hey hey I feel it slipping away

Year on year

Day by day

Well love can drag you under

And it can feel so frightening

Love can steal your thunder

And strike you down with lightening

And at the end of it you’ll say

I always thought that I would see it land

and the hairs on the back of my neck would stand

but there’s no fireworks or marching band

Just a letter from the queen if you live longer than planned oh

Hey hey hey I feel it slipping away

Year on year

Day by day

Year on year

Day by day

Patchwork

You go your way I’ll go my way

You take the stars I’ll keep the moon

I’ll go the coast road you take the highway

And I’ll see you soon

You watch the sunrise I’ll chase the sunset

You drink the water I’ll drink the wine

You run like red rum I’ll follow your bread crumbs

And I won’t be far behind

For our lines will always cross like patchwork on a quilt

You know nothing’s ever lost it’s all kept somewhere

And these stones are heavy but look at everything we’ve built

Oh and when we’re ready we’ll weave another square

Of our patchwork quilt

So go quickly and nimble needle and thimble

Weave a stitch for every day

Go weave your thread through cotton and cloth and I will do the same

And if you find that you fall out of time

And your fabric starts to fray

Just know that everything passes in time

And nothing stays the same

For our lines will always cross like patchwork on a quilt

You know nothing’s ever lost it’s all kept somewhere

And these stones are heavy but look at everything we’ve built

Oh and when we’re ready we’ll weave another square

Of our patchwork quilt

Venice Canals

Well I know there’s pain and suffering

You can feel the tension in the air

But they can see the stars shine in Beijing

And hear the bird song in Times Square

I know you’re feeling insecure

From all this change that’s come to pass

But the sky is blue in Singapore

And they can smell the ocean in Belfast

Now don’t get me wrong

This ain’t no happy song

There’s nothing you can hold on to for now

But when you’re feeling low my dear

Just know the water’s crystal clear

And the fish are swimming in the Venice canals

Well I know there’s heartbreak and sorrow

And I know there’s really nothing I can say

But we’ll be closer tomorrow

to the end of all of this than we are today

So watch the sunrise from your window

And hear the rain fall on the ground

Tell your loved ones that you love them

And miss the ones that aren’t around

Now don’t get me wrong

This ain’t no happy song

There’s nothing you can hold on to for now

But when you’re feeling low my dear

Just know the water’s crystal clear

And the fish are swimming in the Venice canals

Queenstown

When I think back to that morning in Queenstown my heart starts to ache

Sitting in the shade of the hire car throwing stones in to the lake

We didn’t know that life would throw a little more than we could take

If I ever get back to Queenstown I won’t make the same mistake

Do you remember the water on our skin

Cold as ice and sweet as gin

Drunk on love and life yeah we drank the whole thing down

I remember the soft summer air

And the golden sunlight in your hair

singing and laughing and driving the coast road down

To Queenstown

Do you remember that evening in Queenstown walking down by the pier

Sun going down to the piano man and the moon shining down so clear

Drinking wine and feeling fine oh and we had no idea

If I ever get back to Queenstown I’ll have one for you my dear

Do you remember the water that night

Shimmering under the restaurant lights

Drunk on love and life yeah we drank the whole thing down

I remember the magic in the air

And the silver moonlight in your hair

Making love and sleeping safe and sound

In Queenstown

But life moves fast and years have passed now I’m living on my own

I see you now and again through mutual friends though I know that bird has flown

Sitting on the couch in this big old house I’ve never felt so alone

If I ever get back to Queenstown I might not make it home

If I ever get back to Queenstown I might not come home

Swimming upstream

Well I’ve been living in a dream that I can’t wake up from

Swimming up stream I cant get to the sea

Where the fish swim free

And staring at a screen that I don’t get much from

Staring so long I cant see wood from the trees

Or the birds from the bees

And half of the time well it flies right by

Like childhood did

In the blink of an eye

And half of the time well it goes so slow

i sit outside and watch the grass grow

Well Ive been running on a treadmill legs like lead will there ever be a needle for this thread

I’ve been weaving since I was born

And the papers read that the government said I should stay in bed to stop the virus spread I won’t be leaving for so long

Well some nights I feel ok I close my eyes and I drift away

Some nights I just lay and stare at the ceiling like it’s gonna go somewhere

Swimming up stream

Swimming up stream

Oh and I keep swimming but I go nowhere

Its all the same when I come up for air

And I just can’t get there

Swimming up stream

Swimming up stream

Swimming up stream

“Someone You Loved”

Well I’m going under and this time I fear there’s no one to save me

This all or nothing’s really got a way of driving me crazy

I need somebody to heal

Somebody to know

Somebody to have

Somebody to hold

It’s easy to say

But it’s never the same

I guess I kinda liked the way you numbed all the pain

Now the day bleeds

Into nightfall

And you’re not here

To get me through it all

I let my guard down

then you pulled the rug

I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved

I’m going under and this time I fear there’s no one to turn to

This all or nothing way of loving’s got me sleeping without you

Now, I need somebody to know

Somebody to heal

Somebody to have

Just to know how it feels

It’s easy to say

But it’s never the same

I guess I kinda liked the way you helped me escape

Now the day bleeds

Into nightfall

And you’re not here

To get me through it all

I let my guard down

then you pulled the rug

I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved

And I tend to close my eyes when it hurts sometimes

And I fall into your arms

I’ll be safe in your sound til I come back around

Now the day bleeds

Into nightfall

And you’re not here

To get me through it all

I let my guard down

then you pulled the rug

I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved

Summer rain

What happened to that simple smile

The laughing boy the dancing child

He walked the world and felt every mile

Now he aches when he wakes up

What became of happiness

Locked away in some forgotten chest

Next to grandma’s wedding dress

Her pearls and her make up

And oh my love

Where did you go

Did you burn out quick

Did you fade out slow

And oh my friend

Do you still remain

In a photograph

when we danced and laughed and played

In the summer rain

What happened to the spark in your eye

The fire in your belly

And the sun in your sky

They burnt away and left you feeling dry

Now you’re thirsty for something more

And oh my love

Where did you go

Did you burn out quick

Did you fade out slow

And oh my friend

Do you still remain

In a photograph

when we danced and laughed and played

In the summer rain