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01. Last Leaf

Mayflower blossoming out on the tree

Warm wind up from the south

Dragonfly hovering over the stream

Soft words which come from your mouth

Silent the hooves of the white horses ride

Glistening rivers of sand

Slow gentle whispers of retreating tide

Salt in the palm of your hand

Evergreen forcing it's way through the snow

Last leaf departs with a sigh

Land lies preparing itself for rebirth

Sweet love of life in your eye

 

 

02. Between the Lines

You’re an open book,

And you are the stories hidden between the words
You’re a melody,

And you are the poetry written in each verse
You’re a work of art,

And you are the only one to leave your mark
You’re a part of me

We’re the rain falling down
We’re a river running out
Flowing, slowly, falling, hold me
Won’t you, now
You’re the early morning light
You’re what keeps me up at night 
You’re the meaning I find
When I read between the lines

You’re a diary,

And you are the secrets whispered by the trees
You’re a burning flame,

And you are the spark that catches on the breeze
You’re a harmony,

And you are the notes that fit so perfectly
You’re a part of me

03. Brave Spirit


An old man sat by a window
On his knee was a little girl no more than five
In his hand he held a worn and faded photograph
That he looked at with a spark and a tear in his eye

 

The girl said ‘Grandpa, who’s that pretty lady,
And why does her old picture make you cry?’
He looked into her blue eyes wide with wonder
And said ‘I wish she could’ve been here to see your smile’

 

She had a Kind heart, fierce mind, brave spirit
There the things I saw in her and now I see in you
Whatever lies ahead, don’t you fear it
For they’re the only things you need to see you through

 

A soldier’s wife with her heart broken
The Friday morning post brought the news
So she bowed her head to pray as the heavens opened
She’d never believed but now she’d nothing to lose

 

Give me a kind heart, fierce mind, brave spirit
And the courage to open my heart and let him go
That’s my prayer to you if you can hear it
Cuz I don’t think I can do this on my own

 

I can still see Mamma kneeling down before me
Holding tightly to my tiny hand
She said ‘I know they’ve taken Daddy from us way too soon
But there’s something I need you to understand...

 

You have a kind heart, a fierce mind, brave spirit
There the words he said to me, now I’m telling you
Kind heart, fierce mind, brave spirit
There the only things you need to see you through...

04. Winds of Change

Hand on heart, heart on the line

We've both tried but we're out of time

Close your eyes, run and hide

We'll take shelter as our souls unwind

I could have loved you if you'd shown me how

But you said that moving on is for the best

The winds of change are growing colder now

As they take away what little I have left

Turn to face separate ways

Standing in the ashes of a love we couldn't save

Years go by, season's fly

Fragile like an autumn leaf, I fall every time

I could have loved you if you'd shown me how

But you said that moving on is for the best

The winds of change are growing colder now

As they take away what little I have left

Hand on heart, heart on the line

We've both tried but we're out of time

05. Mine to Call

Maybe we were never meant to be

Maybe you were never mine to find

But that just don't make sense to me

When you're always on my mind

I think of you and I'm not meant to

But I know your face by heart

And how am I supposed to forget you,

When I don't know where to start?

Inside my head I can see it all

And I've kissed your lips a thousand times or more

And I try to stay grounded

Cuz I know how quickly I fall

And I'm terrified of losing

What isn't even mine to call

You're never gonna see me looking over

But I could stare at you for years

And when you look back over your shoulder

I know you won;t see me through the tears

And I don't know if you're the same

But there's so much I'll never say

And there's no winners in this game

I can feel you slip away

Inside my head I can see it all

And I've kissed your lips a thousand times or more

And I try to stay grounded

Cuz I know how quickly I fall

And I'm terrified of losing

What isn't even mine to call

06. The Secret Gardener

Solitary man bending to the soil

What harvest will he bring? The fruit will never spoil

Come to autumn town, enter on your own

Drink in all the hues, take in all the tones

Every note planted with care

To reap the melodies

Each word nurtured shares a story like a tree

To the sadness with no choice

Transparent with the pain

He gives a quiet voice

He helps it live again

Every note planted with care

To reap the melodies

Each word light enough to carry on the breeze

Leaves are falling (leaves are falling)

I'm leaving autumn town

Leaves are falling (and I'm leaving)

I'm leaving autumn town

 

01. Conway and Loretta

Some people will make you laugh and others make you cry
Some folk go really well together just like you and I
Some friends are with you 'til the end while others come and go
Some folk you aint too sure about, and others you just know

And there are many people in this big old crazy life
But there are just a few of them who really fit just right 

Those like Gram and Emmy-Lou, and Dolly, and Kenny too
They make magic, when they strike a tune
Cuz two is always better, just ask Conway and Loretta
Or take a look at Jonny Cash and June
And there's something about spending time with you
Makes me think someday soon
You and I will be great too

Some folks will really dig your quirks, and others they won't get 'em
Some'll take you for a merry ride, if you let 'em
But things are always easy when it comes to you and I
For you hold on to my ankles while my head's up in the sky

And there are many people in this big old crazy life
But there are just a few of them who really fit just right 

Those like Gram and Emmy-Lou, and Dolly, and Kenny too
They make magic, when they strike a tune
Cuz two is always better, just ask Conway and Loretta
Or take a look at Jonny Cash and June
And there's something about spending time with you
Makes me think someday soon
You and I will be great too

 

02. Until You Stop Me

I wish I had an ounce of willpower to send you on your way

But instead I hear my mouth a-talking, asking you to stay

And I'm sensing no hesitation so I guess you feel the same

We're both a victim of temptation with only ourselves to blame

And Oh you can try your best to kid yourself that

No there's nothing going on...

You've been giving me the eyes lately, the green light for the chase

You can try, you can deny it baby, it's written all over your face

And I know that you are lonely darlin', I can see how much you what me

And I'll hold you tight until the morning if you tell me that's what you need

And Oh you can try your best to kid yourself that

There's really nothing going on

The trouble is we're on our own now darlin

And while it isn't right it can't be wrong

Give me just a single night with you

Just a single night to prove what I'm feeling isn't true

Pour me another whiskey on the rocks

Tell me what you're dreaming of

I'll go on until you stop me

And I think that you are quite mistaken if it's innocence you plead

Cuz your hands were crafted by the devil as you keep me on my knees

And Oh you can try your best to kid yourself that

There's really nothing going on

The trouble is we're on a roll now darlin'

And while it isn't right it can't be wrong

Give me just a single night with you

Just a single night to prove what I'm feeling isn't true

Pour me another glass of cheap wine

And I'll say that we are fine if you say that you are mine and

Pour me another whiskey on the rocks

Tell me what you're dreaming of

I'll go on until you stop me

03. Like The Moon

I talk to the moon every night
She tells me about the sun and all his light
And I speak of you
And the shadows in my mind you crawl in to

Cuz everyone has a chapter
They don't want to read aloud
But every night I read the pages that
I can't bear to tear out

And like the moon,
there's always a part of me hidden away
The part that I can't face,
In the cold, cold light of the day

I wandered alone tonight
Down every empty street we used to go
And I think of you
And the maelstrom you brought me down in to

I have an easy picture
And I sometimes paint myself into the scene
I am the sister moon
Although I know it's no more than a dream

Like the moon
There's always a part of me hidden away
The part that I can't face
In the cold light of the day

Caught between two calls
The one to stay and the one to go
Stuck inside these walls
Looking out to see the crescent moon
She's calling me
Sister moon, sister moon

04. Eyes To See

I know it’s often said

That things go wrong sometimes

I seem to spend my life

Looking around, when I might as well be blind

 

It’s here in front of me

You don’t need ears to hear, don’t need eyes to see

 

Thoughts spiral round my head

I can’t pick out the strands

All that I thought I knew is wrong

I’m a stranger to this land

 

It’s here in front of me

You don’t need ears to hear, don’t need eyes to see

05. The Thing With Broken Hearts

I don’t mind 
If you say my walls are too high for you to climb
I’ll be fine 
Behind these familiar defences
You’ll waste your time 
To find there’s nothing there but emptiness inside
You can try 
But I’m not making any promises

Cuz that’s the thing with broken hearts
They never go together like before they fell apart
And if I let you in 


You’re gonna have to promise not to break anything

I’ve been so long 
In the cold I hardly know how warmth feels anymore
The flames have gone
Oh but soon they’re gonna dance again 
I’m holding on 
Cuz it’s easier than knowing what lies just behind the door
The time has come 
For love and trust to have their chance again

But that’s the thing with broken hearts
They never go together like before they fell apart
And if I let you in 
You’re gonna have to promise not to break anything

That’s the thing with broken hearts
They never go together like before they fell apart
And if I let you in 
You’re gonna have to promise not to break , break...

That’s the thing with broken hearts
They never go together like before they fell apart
And if I let you in 
You’re gonna have to promise not to break me again

06. Rising Tide

I know you like the back of my hand
And I know you'll understand why I'm leaving
We both know this feeling


And you know me from the outside in
And here we are again wide open
Promises unspoken

Just like the moon as she kisses the stars goodnight
Our love will come back in time like the waves on a rising tide

I have tried to be a stranger to you
And you've tried too, we're failing
There's just too much left to say, and


We've got memories that mean the world
And although they hurt, I'm smiling
This won't be our last goodbye, and

Just like the moon as she kisses the stars goodnightOur love will come back in time like the waves on a rising tide

We don't know where this love is gonna go
Ebb and flow like the waves roll on
Like the moonlight on the water
It's beautiful, but never lasts too long

I'll be here when time is on our side
And you'll be mine, just fallin'
Maybe then we'll have it all, and

Just like the moon as she kisses the stars goodnightOur love will come back in time like the waves on a rising tide

07. Close The Door

Guess I’ve never felt so restless

To get some miles beneath my feet

You know it almost makes me breathless

To think of where we’ll be

 

It’s a shock to feel so helpless

When what I need is very small

And with the friends who are so selfless

We’ve got it all and more

 

Drain the pipes and put the out of office on

Throw the stress into the file marked ‘s’

 

Take a breath, take a step

Take my time

And close the door behind

 

Though I’ve heard the doubters say

We may be over the hill

We’ve only just begun the climb

So just enjoy the view, 

Cos we’re counting footsteps still

 

Drain the pipes and put the out of office on

Throw the stress into the file marked ‘s’

 

Take a breath, take a step

Take my time

And close the door behind

08. Remember When

Remember back when we watched movies on VHS
When you'd make your favourite playlist on a tape cassette
When you'd dial up for the internet
And Beyoncé wasn't famous yet
Oh I remember back when we first met

Remember when we'd stay up talking 'til 3am
When the credit on your phone went I'd call you back again
I remember when confectionary was bigger like it used to be
And everything seemed just perfect to me

Remember back when Snow Patrol did Chasing Cars
And we laid out 'til the morning light just counting stars
Remember when I still believed it every time you promised me
I would never be alone again
Oh do you remember when
Do you remember when

Remember back when there was nothing standing in our way
When summer seemed to last forever and a day
I'd drink whiskey, you'd smoke cigarettes, while we waited for the sun to set
And we swore we would always stay the same

Remember back when Snow Patrol did Chasing Cars
And we laid out 'til the morning light just counting stars
Remember when I still believed it every time you promised me
I would never be alone again
Oh do you remember when
Do you remember when

Remember when we didn't even think to doubt
Back when we believed we had it all worked out
Now you're a million miles away, though it feels like yesterday
And all we have is just a memory

Remember back when Snow Patrol did Chasing Cars
And we laid out 'til the morning light just counting stars
Remember when I still believed it every time you promised me
I would never be alone again
Oh do you remember when
Do you remember when

Oh do you remember when
Do you remember when

09. Shorthand

Lines of glasses on the window
Bending sunlight round their stems
Faded curtains hanging sadly
Lost thoughts and dusty hems

This old house won’t stand forever
Though it was here before we came
Torn paper and frayed carpets
But it somehow feels the same 

It doesn’t matter how much time goes by
You’ll always find
A chapter of my story tucked away insIde
These walls
They’ve seen mine crumble
And the dreams I built from nothing much take flight
It’s good to be back home tonight, home tonight

I felt the roughness of your hand in mine,
And suddenly I’m five years old
Holding tightly and looking up at you,
You led me safe across the road

It doesn’t matter how much older I get 
I still find
The memories they linger quietly inside
My mind
Full of stories of the times we had when I was just a child
It’s good to be back home tonight, home tonight

 

10. Hell Would Be An Easy Ride

Goodbye hurting
Goodbye pain
I hope I never have to 
See your face again

Goodbye lonely
You're on your own
And if you see me now you'd be surprised
Just how much I've grown 


Goodbye fear, farewell crying
So long pouring out my heart and soul
To find that you've stopped trying
I'm not afraid of the Devil
Trying to get me on his side
Cuz after you, Hell would be an easy ride

 

Goodbye guilty
I'm moving on
And if you think I'm coming back this way again
Then you're wrong

Goodbye empty
It's about time
That we went our separate ways again
Cuz you're no friend of mine

 

CHORUS

 

And you can't hold on to something when it's already gone
And you know I won't stay down for long, I'm moving on

 

Goodbye heartache
I'm done with you
Though in the time we spent together
I sure learned a thing or two

About what love is 
And what it aint
And how you only really know the blessing
When it's gone away

 

CHORUS

11. Parallel Lines

Railroad tracks and the other side of the road
So far apart but at the same time so close
Same direction, all the while, like parallel lines
Parallel lines, parallel lines

Two trees growing from the same ground
Reaching up for the light, but never reaching out
From the distance, two silhouettes, of parallel lines
From the distance, just silhouettes, of parallel lines

Worlds away but still near enough to see
We both opened up our hearts, and kept them out of reach
We're keeping our distance, side by side, like parallel lines
We're keeping our distance, side by side, like parallel lines
Parallel lines, parallel lines