SONGS FROM A TENEMENT 2011

 

BURNING IN THE FIRE
i said that i would walk away
you have heard it before today
broken hearted people dont wanna stay
burning in the fire ,burning in the fire
.
i know somethings it’s a matter of fact
when i can not speak ,when i fail to feel the pain.
behind the darkened door where u hide theres an opening
where broken hearted people find a friend
burning in the fire ,burning in the fire

we have something stronger from the start
a place to lay your head ,your wery heart,
in the days of difference , here i stand
when i come back thru , i hope you will take my hand
broken hearted people ,they feel shame
and the words they speak are rising like a flame
burning in the fire , burning in the fire


STEPS

Some say stop others go , you got to take the steps you know
change your cloths , change your hair ,
what you need to take you anywhere

it’s been going on long enough
i found my way in love
it’s been going on long enough
i see the truth in love
we will be comming down
” ” ” ” ”
we will be comming around

take my house , take my road ,
take what you need to lighten my load
all i have, is all i need
sitting in the pleasure of your company

it’s been going on long enough
i found my way in love
it’s been going on long enough
i found my truth in love
we will be comming round
” ” ” ” ”
we will be comming down repeat chorus


ONE STAR
the stars have made wishes well.
long before their shining
promise of a clear sky , full moon rising
promise of one star falling , down

words they fail me not too much ,
i walk with you and listen
a flower weakens at the slightest touch , many flowers you have been keeping ,
take my hand , we are falling , in

oh,oh,oh,

a promise is , one for keeping
here


THE WAY IT IS

its never been like this before
until you knocked upon my door
never left my friends in doubt
never had to go without

it’s just the way it is
it’s just the way it is

no more secrets on my mind
i learned to laugh with a friend of mine
she is a choir, a symphony a bright star shining

it’s just the way it is
it’s just the way it is
one more day in deep
the sun is in our eyes
one more night one more week
i am happy just being alive
it’s just the way it is
there is no dissapointment here ,
in anything you do
one more day for ever and again
one more night longing for
the best days comming in

it’s just the way it is
” ” ” ”’

WHO LOVES YOU NOW
come to my room,speak to me
i might open up easily
come as you are,it’s for the best
come to me here, we can rest
it has taken most of my life
find my way see the light

who loves you now
who loves you now
who loves you now

i grew up to belive in jesus
the brothers they said it so
there are many among us here
raised in a christian show
i belive in spirit,loved ones dead and gone
the power is with the people
the carriers the songs

who loves you now
who loves you now
who loves you now

when you have done ,all that you can do
and time is all thats left for you
who loves you now
who loves you now

a kiss that weakens the sweetest of lips
across an ocean of a thousand ships
fleeting thrills of broken men
i hear them call again

who loves you now
who loves you now
who loves you now

i have been thinking bout you and my family too
all of my friends
and all we do

SUNDAY SUMMER PARADE
yesterday was bright beautiful and clear

summer in the breeze soft upon my skin
i hear it in the fields,
i see it in the trees
rivers running wild
primroses on a hill

yesterday was bright ,we held it in our hands
dogs running on a beach,
children digging in the sand
gliders on the strand waiting for the wind
lovers in the dunnes
they are taken by the hand, and the sunshine

this i remember
sunday summer parade
this i remember
sunday summer parade

yesterday was bright , beautiful and clear
crashing thru the waves
so many miles from here
swallowing the sea
we were blinded for a moment
mothers reading news from a sunday magazine
sitting in the shade ,hideing from the sun
i’am collecting shells,at the turning of the tide

this i remember
sunday summer parade
this i remember
sunday summer parade

traffic standing still
windows rolling down
they come from out of town, from the whole world round
the stranger he speaks , how she’s beautiful and green
taken all he can of this place he’s never been
and the children they are sleeping
and the children they are sleeping

this i remember
sunday summer parade
this i remember
sunday summer parade

THIS TOWN
we stay up just talking
for hours white candle burning
in the morning ,she will be leaving
this town
this town

she gets up , i wake up early
to see her began the day
outside the clouds of rain are forming
in this town
in this town

as you go, take me with you when you can
when you are far away
from everything we do
remember me , and think of me now and again
when you are far away from everything

in this town
in this town
in this town
in this town

we stay up just talking
for hours white candle burning

WAITING ROOMS
it took all we have to bring us here
we have arrived, the coast is clear
happy days my love
the villan he has left in fear
angels come to keep us clear
alive in our moment

all’s not broken
we have woken up this year

all’s not broken
we have woken up my dear

police man tips his hat with thieves
the nurse she’s rolling up her sleeves
waiting rooms are for magazines
i have passed thru many common lands
your principals ,your demands
sometime traveling is just for sleeping

all’s not broken
we have woken up this time
all’s not broken we have woken up my dear

beauty has shown us to care
speak the truth you can go anywhere
and have a happy day ..
my love… my love my love….
BLOODSHOT
see the day comming in
aplace to hide wearing thin
a hopefull look a fadeing grin

we do the best ,best we can
keep the spirit of a man
who left no tracks upon the sand when leaving
a hopefull look a faithfull sin, bloody eyes, blood shot again

i believe in you
” ” ” ”
i believe in you
i believe , ibelive …in you

miles from home we are here at last
we hold the day that changes fast
bite the hand thats feeding
take the hand thats been stealing time
a new day for my love and i
sometimes i wonder why

i believe in you
ibelieve in you
ibeleive in you
i believe ..i belive …
in you

GRACE
she dresses up so beautiful
any man would want her
she moves gracefully
a bird rising higher
she dances when the moon is high
beneath the stars until the morning light

you are the one i have been waiting for
all of my life

she likes to know things
she likes to roam
only she could get it
far from her country, far from her home
never to forget it
she dances when the moon is right
wishing on stars until the morning light

you are the one ihave been waiting for
all of my life

what joy is in our life
with all the pain in our past
some of it’s behind us now
show us your hearts,show yourself fast
no one here can find us
dance with me when the moon is right
lets start something here tonight
dance with me when the moon is high
you are the one i have been waiting for
” ” ” ” ” ” ” ”
all of my life