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original and traditional folk music

hi her are the lyrics from all the songs on our album clearwater

We have been asked by a few people to publish the lyrics to our songs so here they are . Sorry some of them are in bold print but we use bold letters for when we go into the studio to record so we are not "shouting" it is just the way we do lyrics.

What did I do

What did I do what did I say   What did he want he never said

Am I a fool to hold on tight      Was it the wine or the heat of the night

How does it end how did it start  How did it feel at the end of the night

Show me a way through an open door   Show me your heart and I’ll show you some more

Why do we smile why do we frown  Why do we long to be loved by someone

Is it a case of holding on  Is it a case of the morning sun

I’ve danced till dawn saw the sunrise   I’ve cherished love in its entire guise

What did I see eyes that called me   Hold me take me never let me go

Long way down I’m falling  Good old ways are calling me

Let it dance on the wind   Blowing gently through my mind

What did I see eyes that called me  Hold me take me never let me go

I want to be there just want to be there  Loving you loving you all the time

Hold me just hold me  Hold me feel me love me  Hold me feel me take me

Hold me love me never let me go

 

A happy driving song about the first days of a relationship. Lust longing and the joy.

Unbridled happiness, great violin solo.

 

kebab crazed nutter

On these city streets nobody looks nobody sees

Asking for favours asking for change

Life or death it’s all the same

 

CHORUS

 

Please let us have our city centres back

I’ve paid enough tax to ask for that

Oh it doesn’t matter what’s been before

All I know is we need a cure

 

The neon lights hang in the air

Taxi cabs wait to grab their fare

Another Saturday spills in the gutter

Waiting for the Kebab crazed nutter

 

CHORUS

 

Sixty five bars crammed to the gills

The sound of money rings out from the tills

Bouncers stand by waiting for a fight

They won’t wait long on this Saturday night

Where have all the normal people gone

Is it a case that the yobs have won

Could you laugh could you cry

It ain’t so funny in this land of milk and honey

 

CHORUS

 

Somewhere in the city a dealers doing trade

He carries a gun to make sure he’s paid

The police carry guns of a different kind

And do you for speeding sure it’s an easy fine

 

 

CHORUS

 

 

Political song about poor local government and about alcohol abuse. A gypsy feel to the rhythm, with a great violin solo. English in feel reminiscent of songs by the Kinks.

 

Modern life

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I feel the light calling tonight

I feel the light calling tonight

Maybe I’m a fool working all day

Maybe I’m a slave walking away

With a touch of your hand I’m falling

With a touch of your hand I am free

With a touch of your hand I’m falling again

I feel the light calling tonight

I feel the light calling tonight

Maybe I’m a fool working all day

Maybe I’m a slave walking away

With a touch of your hand I’m falling

With a touch of your hand I am free

With a touch of your hand I’m falling again

With a touch of your hand I’m falling

With a touch of your hand I am free

With a touch of your hand I’m falling

With a touch of your hand I am free

With a touch of your hand I’m falling again

I feel the light calling tonight

I feel the light calling tonight

 

 

A haunting downbeat song, piano led about the daily grind of life with possible religious overtones. Includes a rare muted trumpet solo

 

The salty sea dog

I’m sailing just sailing across the world

Sailing free as a bird

Heading for the south seas

Heading for the warm breeze now

Heading for the south seas

Heading for the warm breeze now

 

The sea may be rough and the sea may be cruel

To the good times boys on distant shores

The north star is shining and guiding us home

As the main sails fill and drive us on

Heading for the south seas

Heading for the warm breeze now

As the captain calls and the eight bells toll

Haul away

Last night he came to me in a dream

Looked in my eyes and told me it ain’t

What it seems

The sea may be rough and the sea may be cruel

To the good times boys on distant shores

The north star is shining and guiding us home

As the main sails fill and drive us on

Heading for the south seas

Heading for the warm breeze now

As the captain calls and the eight bells toll

Haul away

Soft as the east wind blows

Coming home on the wind

 

A song all about sailing and sailors travelling the world and then returning home. A driving happy joyful song

 

Absent friends

Good friends they come and good friends they go

Never knowing which way the tide will flow

In case your asking I’ve lost some on the way

I Didn’t really mean to it’s just the price I’ve paid

Standing on the shoreline watching the tide slip away

Just waiting it’s the price I’ve paid

When the wine flows like water at the end of the day

It’s hard to keep the ghosts at bay

When it comes to judgement time

They’ll  all be standing in line

Ready to condemn me to hell for wasting their time

Standing on the shoreline watching the tide slip away

Just waiting it’s the price I’ve paid

Memories wash away the years

Filled with bitter sweet tiers

I hope someday you hear this song on the radio

And understand the seeds you’ve sown are now full grown

They come to call me funeral of a friend

Please understand only love I’ll send

Standing on the shoreline watching the tide slip away

Just waiting it’s the price I’ve paid

Standing on the shoreline watching the tide slip away

Just waiting it’s the price I’ve paid

They come to cal me

They come to call me

They come to haunt me

 

Haunting song about lost love and friends and even death, a true ballad, spine chilling and a song that lingers long after hearing

 

 

Call me

Call me on the phone sometime soon

I’d love to hear your voice

It’s not that I miss you at all

It would brighten up my day

And all the things you mean to me

And I never let it show

And I know down deep inside I should just let it go

But the torch I carry burns so bright

And has throughout the years

As hard as I try to put it out the flame still scars

A faded picture 6 by 4 to carry the weight of time

The clothes and hair are out of time

But I don’t mind

And all the things that pass on by

Haven’t changed a thing for me

Maybe I’m wrong foolish and dumb

Just too blind to see

Maybe I should just let go but I haven’t got the will

The safest place for me to stand is on the fool’s hill

Well a telephone call for old times sake

Would really make my day

I know it’s selfish to feel this way

But it’s the way I feel

We could talk about the good old days

You could tell me what’s new

And all this time and all this pain would disappear

And all the while I can hear your voice on the end of the line

It would be like a fine summer’s day

Or a vintage wine

Please call me just call me

Any time night or day

Just call me

I wish you well wherever you are and in everything you do

But it would be so nice to hear from you

 

 

A song that could have been written as the friends reunited theme tune. All about lost love and first love. Simple guitar and voice arrangement focuses you into the story and like a good book you have to listen to the end.

 

sunne days

I’m just sitting waiting for the day when the sun comes out to play

It will shine and dry any tears

Don’t be scared now carry no fears

I’m just dreaming of blue skies baby

Waiting for the day

No more rain or dark clouds baby

Heading just my way just a sunshine day

Cream teas sitting on the lawn

Summer parties last until dawn

See my friends discuss the form

Watch the sea breeze brush through the corn

I’m just dreaming of lazy days

Lying under the sun

No more cold and dark night’s baby

They have all gone each and every one

Long hot summer fun days

Are burnt into my heart

I’ll keep on dreaming sunny days apart

I’m just dreaming of blue skies baby

Waiting for the day

No more rain or dark clouds baby

Heading just my way just a sunshine day

kick off your shoes lie on the ground

Sounds of summer float al around

Croquet on the lawn dance with my friends

Hope this summer never ends

I’m just dreaming of lazy days

Lying under the sun

No more cold and dark night’s baby

They have all gone each and every one

Sunshine days

 

A pure summer song with an English feel. A happy , joyful optimistic song that brings a summers day  into the song.

 

Will you come dance with me

Come dance with me

Down on the farm in the dark

Dance by the old oak tree

Come and dance with me

They’re playing the music of the older ways

And the good lord is smiling

As the sun shines on golden days

The fields are in there prime

And for lovers it’s the time

The birds are singing there song

Up in the trees just sing along

And if you can find me a tall handsome young man

With a heart like the summer

To take my breath away

The winter is banished left out in the cold

The darkness has lost its jealous hold

And the sun in the sky not to be denied

Like the man with a twinkle in his eyes

That look in your eye

It’s time now is the time

The last dance is near just take that chance ask for that dance

And onto the dance floor

Braving the looks and the stares

A faint heart wins nothing it’s he who dares

 

Fell the music coursing through your veins

Now is the time come dance with me

 

Now is the time

Yes now is the time

Come dance with me

 

A strong driving song about courting the old fashioned way at dance halls and a lady leading a man on.

 

School days

Life is a mystery

Back in the old days

Back in the old ways

Back in the school days

Building dreams

Fate is a destiny

Set from the first days

Set from the first ways

Set from the moment life begins

Life in the fast lane

No more school days big boys all around

Life in the fast lane

No more school days big boys got you now

Love is a parody

Games from the outset

Games for the jet set

Games of passion for a few

Death is a certain end

Right from the outset

Right from the first breath

Right from your birth on mother earth

Reality was made for me

Dressed in lace and finery

Reality was made for me

Dressed in lace and finery

Life in the fast lane

No more school days

Big boys all around

Life in the fast lane

No more school days big boys got you now

 

A real rock song about passing through to adulthood and about how schools do not prepare you for the real world.

Driving rock strong bass line and some eternal harmonies give this song a strong eerie feel.

 

Going home

Shadows fall on an open door

Smiling faces welcome me home

It has been so long

Life has been so cruel

I’m going home to the fields of my youth

To the places I remember

Colours of autumn hue

I’m going home I’m going home

Where the memories dance in the morning sun

Life goes on

The lane to the old farm is overgrown

Slates are falling from the roof

And the rain is coming down

Against a harvest moon

I’m going home I’m going home

Where the memories dance in the morning sun

Life goes on

Time will take its toll one day you will go

And the best I can hope for is a memory to linger

And if I should ever fall lower than I’ve been before

I would crawl on my hands and knees

To reach your back door

I’m going home I’m going home

Where the memories dance in the morning sun

Life goes on

Home I’m going home

 

A true Ballad about the passing of time and the loss of loved ones and the fact that we can never turn back time. Simple arrangement but full of emotion, a song that will touch people’s hearts.

 

The time has come

The time has come to say goodbye

I wish you farewell into the night

Will I linger in your memory

The road ahead well who’s to say

The twists and the turns of life itself

Will, I linger in your memory

Linger in your memory

Songs that last forever

Roads that lead nowhere

Years that flash on by

Falling like rain on a cold autumn day

Watching the birds as the fly away

How will we meet again

Will you still remember

Will the songs linger into the night

Will I linger in your memory

Where will we be how can we see

Could this be

Farewell my friend

Farewell my friend

Farewell

 

This song is a pensive rock song with a great driving rhythm. Harmonies again give this song a strong retro feel

 

 

Hi,

     Here are the lyrics to our song "Tossed a coin"...............................have fun!!!

 

She fought so hard to loose her heart

Tired of living she had to start

So she gave it all she had

the lords of chance

Played their ace

Carved that bitterness on her face

Left it for the world to see

 

Vanity’s a sin they say

keeping the years at bay

 

So much love she had found

It was strange broke new ground

It’s a chance we all should take

when the sun falls into the night

share the same shadow

In the moonlight

Carries all our hopes and dreams

 

Vanity’s a sin they say

keeping the years at bay

 

So she tossed a coin into the well

Made a wish as it fell

Carried all her hopes and dreams

But the price was a loved one she had lost

too much love at such a cost

She’s the one who pays the price

 

Vanity’s a sin they say

keeping the years at bay

 

So she tossed a coin into the well

Made a wish as it fell

Carried all her hopes and dreams

Carried all her hopes and dreams

Carried all her hopes and dreams

 

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