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Lyrics to all the songs on “Tudor Lodge”

IT ALL COMES BACK TO ME

Something was lost
Forgotten, left behind
But now it comes to mind
Now the corners they have been swept
And I’ve not slept
For looking around

And it all comes back to me now
You bring it back somehow you do

Something was sleeping
So deep I did not know
Maybe I moved too slow
Now the lights they are all back on
It’s not all gone
I feel it around

And it all comes back to me now
You bring it back somehow you do

You have brought something home to me
You have uncovered a need in me
And now I find you close to me
Old visions reappear to me
Of times gone by
When I could fly
But now I find you’re on my mind
And now I think I’ve woken up again

Something was lost
Forgotten, left behind
Now the corners they have been swept
And I’ve not slept
For looking around

And it all comes back to me now
You bring it back somehow you do
 

WOULD YOU BELIEVE?

Evening, creeping
Closing the doors on another day
Wish that I could just fade away

Would you believe it
I’m another day older
That’s what I told her
But she did not hear one word
She just smiled as she went away

Dawn breaks, the world awakes
Opens its eyes to another day
Wish that I could just fade away

Would you believe it
That’s another night over
That’s what I told her
That’s what I told her

Evening, creeping
Closing the doors on another day
Wish that I could just fade away
 

RECOLLECTION

Sand dunes slip in slowly to the sea
River reeds are rustling round and round
Harbour lights are flashing their eyes at three
Salty starfish waiting to be found

Flames are flickering fire from the sand
Waves are washing walls of waterweeds
Pebbles sifting shingle through their hands
Leave them lying there like fallen seeds

And as I stand on crystal sand
I see through younger eyes
The lights at play
They dance away
The years that gave them life

Clouds are printing patterns on the sky
The air is turning warmer as I stand
The beacon lights are fading
As the night draws to an end
Dawn is breaking light upon the sand

And as I stand on shingle sand
I see through older eyes
The games have gone
But I live on
I know they’ve passed me by
 

TWO STEPS BACK

I felt fear, I felt a child
Waiting, watching your smile
I went walking in through the gate
Only to find I was too late
Your fear had turned to hate
That you found within your mind
That you didn’t know was there
Before she left you

Blindly I’d fly only to fall
Harboured awhile in the hall
I’d climbed stairs I did not know
Only to find I’d been too slow
Through the avalanche of snow
To say the words you used that hurt me
Were the words she used that hurt you
When she left you

I reached the room in time to catch the end
I found that you still feared a friend
So I watched you leave from the front door
Only to find you’d learned no more
Of what you’d been before
And they’ll hurt you if you hurt them
With the words she used that hurt you
When she left you
 

HELP ME FIND MYSELF

I wander through the battlefield
A torn and weary soldier
And with every casualty
I’m just one more day older
I remember Denise
And I think maybe I told her
Of an unsolved equation
In the papers of my folder

And I search for myself
Maybe you can help me
Find myself and teach me my own mind

She didn’t stop to answer me
She said that she must leave me
Maybe she heard me
But just could not believe me
Then I met her image
And I thought that she’d relieve me
But as soon as I had spoken
I knew that she’d deceive me

And I search for myself
Maybe you can help me
Find myself and teach me my own mind

I found a path and followed it
To where I do not know
I thought that in the chapel ground
Maybe my fruits would grow
A preacher said he’d help me
To learn all there was to know
But he was feeding from his Bible
And stopped thinking long ago

And I search for myself
Maybe you can help me
Find myself and teach me my own mind

I’ve heard wise men talking
Of how to play the game
They proclaim the source of life
But die off just the same
And those who they supported
Are crippled now and lame
And limp away to hide within
The shadows of their shame

And I search for myself
Maybe you can help me
Find myself and teach me my own mind
 

NOBODY’S LISTENING

Nobody’s listening
No-one hears a word
So I’ll just sit here and sing to myself
Like some lonesome singing bird

But even the songbird
Does not sing in vain
There’s always someone listening
Who will want him to sing again

So why do I continue
Why do I carry on
The hour is getting late now
And the audience is almost gone

Don’t be put off
By the silence you hear
For it may be they’re receiving you somehow
But if the silence is empty
And no-one hears a word
Then you might as well give up now

But still I continue
It seems I never learn
Waiting and hoping
That someday I may be heard

I hang my head in sorrow
To the singer who stands alone
Yes I bow my head and say thank you
Then I pack my guitar and go home
 

WILLOW TREE

The sound of her footsteps
Disappear into the sunset
Shrouded in organdie
And wine
She’s left all her memories
With the guardian of dreams
Like leaves from a willow tree
Weeping tears into a stream
 

FOREST

Walking slowly through a forest
Falling autumn-colour leaves
Sunset sliding golden rivers
Through the shadows of the trees
Grey-back squirrel runs to safety
Scared to see you walking by
Blackbirds sing to one another
Their voices mingle and harmonize

And sitting by the oak tree roots
That thread into the stony ground
And in the gathering evening twilight
Listen for the lonely sound
Like tissue paper in your hand
The wind that shakes the falling leaves
And blows them gently down to earth
To land upon a golden sea

Fill your pockets full with pine cones
Scattered on the emerald grass
Gather bits of bark to draw
And acorn cups and leaves to press
Paint the sunset splashing crimson
On the purple velvet sky
Play the tunes the sparrows sing
And watch the clouds go floating by

Thoughts go drifting through the trees
Through slanting beams of dying sun
Play shadow games upon the grass
And see the little creatures come
They’ll gather round and watch your hands
Draw silhouettes all on the ground
And hurry home and tell their friends
Of where they went and what they found
 

I SEE A MAN

I see a young man in early days of war
Who wants nothing more than to do the best he can
And so he volunteers to join the grenadiers
And fight the battle for his fellow man

I see a man who is welcomed home a hero
The crowds cheer as he holds his head up high
For now the war is past and now he’s home at last
The crowd don’t notice the tears in his eyes

I see a proud man who fought for his country
He did everythng a soldier could do
But now he’s getting old and many times his story’s told
The crowd don’t even know his name any more

I see an old man in faded grey flannels
Looking through the panels of the pawnshop door
Should he go inside; it sure would hurt his pride
To sell the medals that he won in the war
 

THE LADY’S CHANGING HOME

The paintwork is peeling and the wallpaper is torn
The furniture is dusty but the atmosphere is warm
He smiles and says, “It’s all right if you are not alone”
Coffee gone
The night moves on
And it looks like the lady’s changing home

Another room, another style, she changes with the night
A new voice to wake her in a new dawn’s morning light
He’ll give his love, she’ll take it and for a while it’s fun
But every name
Is just the same
And it looks like the lady’s moving home

See what tomorrow may bring
So many ties and strings
They follow you
See what tomorrow may bring
So many ties and strings
They follow you

(She dreams a dream and wakes to tell of nightmares she has had
He’ll give her sweet, she’ll taste the sour, now even he is sad)

She’ll hurt them when she leaves them and they’ll cry for her return
They’ll say she’s hard and cruel and one day she will learn
But they don’t see the pain that she is harbouring alone
As she leaves on her way
She’d give all to stay
And it looks like the lady’s changing home
 

MADELINE

(Guitar instrumental)
 

KEW GARDENS

The air was cool
On lilypools
Hazy, lazy
And here and there
He’d stop to stare
Admiring all the flowers (Kew Gardens)
Wandering round for hours (Kew Gardens)

The sun was warm
Across the lawn
Scented, blended
He saw her linger
And with her finger
Open up a rose (Kew Gardens)
Standing on tiptoes (Kew Gardens)

Suddenly the rain came flurrying
Sending the two of them hurrying
Helter skelter for the shelter
And feeling bolder in the great pagoda
He gently inquired her name
And they waited till the sunshine came (Kew Gardens)

And for a while
The gryphon smiled
Kindly, blindly
Till the evening bell
Broke the spell
And sadly they said goodbye (Kew Gardens)
And one of the gryphons cried
In Kew Gardens


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