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Let’s Talk
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Lyrics to all the songs on “Let’s Talk”

LET’S TALK

When love’s so much warmer than war
Why do we stay out in the cold
When a hug says much more than a wagging finger
Why do we continue to scold
Why does suffering go on every day
When answers are so close at hand
Why do we choose to look the other way
And bury our heads in the sand

It’s time to hear what we’re listening to
Understand what we see
So let’s talk it over with open minds
Let’s talk, you and me

When a cry for help can be soothed
By a few simple kind words
Why do we choose to cross over the street
Pretending that we never heard
If a handshake can end so much pain
Why do we let the fist pound
If a smile says much more than a mountain of words
Why do we continue to frown

It’s time to hear what we’re listening to
Understand what we see
So let’s talk it over with open minds
Let’s talk, you and me

If trust has more power than jealousy
And caring has no place for greed
Why must I doubt such a simple truth
If yours is the love that I need

It’s time to hear what we’re listening to
Understand what we see
So let’s talk it over with open minds
Let’s talk, you and me
 

BETTER ALL THE TIME

Two o’clock and I can’t sleep
You’re home tomorrow and you’re on my mind
I can’t help but love you
And it gets better all the time

Been without you all this week
Left nothing here except this shell of mine
I can’t help but love you
And it gets better all the time

Why should I wait another day
Count the hours till tomorrow
You’re cruel leaving me this way
Alone, no comfort for my sorrow

Why should I wait another day
Count the hours till tomorrow
It’s cruel leaving me this way
Alone, no comfort for my sorrow

Come tomorrow you’ll be here
You and the key that holds this heart of mine
I can’t help but love you
And it gets better all the time

I can’t help but love you
And it gets better all the time
 

TELL ME

Thought that I was wrong
When I felt that way about you
Didn’t seem the right thing to do
The years that divided us
Wouldn’t make a good impression
But it didn’t seem to matter much to you

So I came along
And you gave me what I needed
Arms to hold me, love to see me through
But in my insecurity
I may have left you in confusion
And I want to know now what you are going to do

Won’t you tell me what you’re feeling
Tell me what you’re thinking
Tell me what you’re feeling about me
’Cause you fill me with emotion
Set my senses reeling
Tell me what you’re feeling about me

I thought I was a fool
When I thought that could want me
Till you started sending me a sign
I know it could be good
If we could only get together
So come to me now and open up your mind

And won’t you tell me what you’re feeling
Tell me what you’re thinking
Tell me what you’re feeling about me
’Cause you fill me with emotion
Set my senses reeling
Tell me what you’re feeling about me

Won’t you tell me what you’re feeling
Tell me what you’re thinking
Tell me what you’re feeling about me
’Cause you fill me with emotion
Set my senses reeling
Tell me what you’re feeling about me
 

NEVER LEARN

I have a picture of you
Dressed in blue
Down by the sea
There’s one of me taken too
One step behind you
That’s where I’d be

Why is it we never learn
Just get burned
Each and every time
We look away
When they say
This is no good for you

When you had nothing to do
I’d hear from you
If you were free
Handy to have me around
That’s how it would sound
That’s how it would be

Why is it we never learn
Just get burned
Each and every time
We look away
When they say
This is no good for you

It’s taken some time, now I see
Just what they see
When they look at you
It’s been a good lesson for me
Now let it be a lesson for you

I have a picture of me
By the sea
You are there too
At my side there’s someone new
I’m looking good
You’re looking blue

Why is it you never learn
Just get burned
Each and every time
We look away
When they say
This is no good for you

Never learn
Just get burned
Each and every time
We look away
When they say
This is no good for you
 

WOULDN’T IT BE FUNNY

Wouldn’t it be funny
If we got things right for once
But if we did would we know what to do
Wouldn’t it be strange
If everything we tried went our way
But would it really matter anyway

You and me we never seem
To have any luck on our side
But if we did do you think we’d cope
Or would we just run away and hide

Wouldn’t it be strange
If everything we tried went our way
But would it really matter anyway

You and me we never seem
To have any luck on our side
But if we did do you think we’d cope
Or would we just run away and hide

Wouldn’t it be strange
If everything we tried went our way
But would it really matter
Do you think that it would matter
Would it really matter anyway
 

WITHOUT YOU

OK, I’m doing what I want to do
Following the dreams I always have
And although it could be better
I have to say I’m doing very well
It could have been much easier then
To settle down without a try

What is it without you?
What is it without you?
What is it without you?
Without you it is nothing

If I had my time once again
I suppose I’d do it just the same
And I was allowed to change just one thing
I’d make sure your love remained
It was so very hard to choose
To live my life and losing you

What is it without you?
What is it without you?
What is it without you?
Without you it is nothing

What would I be without you?

What is it without you?
What is it without you?
What is it without you?
Without you it is nothing

What is it without you?
What is it without you?
What is it without you?
Without you it is nothing
 

DON’T WRITE ME MAMA

Don’t write me mama
Don’t tell me what to do
You know I’m doing
The best I can for you
Don’t write me mama
Don’t tell me what to do
You know I’m doing
Doing the best I can for you

When things got bad
I got out of my bed
I hit the road just to get you some bread
Don’t write me mama
Don’t tell me what to do
You know I’m doing
Doing the best I can for you

Remember, woman, I’m your man
I’ll be home, honey, if I can
Don’t write me mama
Don’t tell me what to do
You know I’m doing
Doing the best I can for you

Don’t write me mama
Don’t you tell me what to do
You know I’m doing
The best I can for you
Don’t write me mama
Don’t tell me what to do
You know I’m doing
Doing the best I can for...
Doing the best I can for...
Doing the best I can for you
 

BALLAD OF MARK WILLIAM NORMAN

Tuesday morning we buried our mum
Dad got drunk like he always had done
“Here’s two shillings and sixpence
Use your wits and common sense
Because now you’re out on your own
This house is no longer your home”

He walked alongside me from our home in North London
To the great Portsmouth road where my new life began
With tears welling in my eyes
I bade a brief goodbye
As I watched him walk off in the rain
Never to see him again

How can a young lad who’s just twelve years old
Set out on the road like a man
With just half a crown in his pocket
He must do what he can or be damned
He must do what he can or be damned

In two days of walking I stopped at an inn
Not knowing if one such as I should go in
Tired and hungry, they took one look at me
And they made me feel welcome and warm
And I slept like a babe until dawn

How can a young lad who’s just twelve years old
Set out on the road like a man
With just half a crown in his pocket
He must do what he can or be damned
He must do what he can or be damned

“It’s a big world out there, lad
And I’m not your keeper
You make your own fortune
Or sink ever deeper
Make your way down south
There’s family in Porstmouth
Hard times can be turned around
Son, don’t you let me down”

I found the home of an aunt and her kin
With ten kids of her own she could not let me in
I was borne across the Solent
That’s where I now went
As I stepped ashore all on my own
I knew I had found my way home

How can a young lad who’s just twelve years old
Set out on the road like a man
With just half a crown in his pocket
He must do what he can or be damned
He must do what he can or be damned
 

(I KNOW) IT’LL BE HERE TOMORROW

I know it’ll be here tomorrow
Don’t give up hoping
It’s there like a jewel on the end of a string
A change of fortune only time can bring
Just keep on singing
It’ll be here tomorrow

Don’t tell me it’s getting late
I don’t want to hear of time moving on
All our yesterdays had their chances
It’s not a choice between lost or won
I believe the time just wasn’t right
But that might be about to change tonight

It’ll be here tomorrow
Don’t give up hoping
It’s there like a jewel on the end of a string
A change of fortune only time can bring
Just keep on singing
It’ll be here tomorrow

You can tell me you like what I do
I don’t want to hear of what’s going wrong
You don’t like the words or music I’m making
I’ll try to write you a different song
So sit down awhile, keep me in sight
Everything might change tonight

I’ve been through fields like I’ve wandered through life
Through my music and through my loves
Maybe sometimes I should have stood still
For long enough to see what I had hold of
’Cause love can slip out of sight
Maybe even that can change tonight

It’ll be here tomorrow
Don’t give up hoping
It’s there like a jewel on the end of a string
A change of fortune only time can bring
Just keep on singing (it’ll be here tomorrow)
Just keep on singing (it’ll be here tomorrow)
Just keep on
 

MOTHER GERMANY

Somewhere away across the sea
There’s a place I would be
I could only get myself together
And though some memories bring pain
I’d like to be there again
And this time I know I’d right the weather

It’s so far
But what’s a day by car
Save a place for me
Mother Germany

It’s been a year, maybe more
Since I last left her shore
Never thought that I would ever wander
But I was taken away
To a far distant bay
Wasn’t long until I drifted under

I hear her call
Can I break through this wall
Save a place for me
Mother Germany

It wasn’t always good
Ah, but good or bad
It’d make me glad
To be with her tomorrow if I could

So pack me a bag right away
I have some friends where I can stay
I could make it to the coast by morning
Don’t mind the wind on the sea
Just take me where I would be
I could reach her ’fore the night is dawning

I see her shore
She’s sweeter than before
Save a place for me
Mother Germany
Oh won’t you save a place for me
Mother Germany
 

HAPPY LADY

We didn’t always have it all our own way
Sometimes we were fussing and fighting
All through the day
But then she’d come to me
Say it was all right
And she can make it better
With one of her sweet smiles

She’s a happy lady
Yes, she’s got it all worked out
She’s a happy lady
She’s got something to shout about
See that happy lady, she’s mine

And take a look around you now
See a world in change
And like the world around us
We never stay the same
And when I get to feel
I’m going nowhere
Well that won’t last forever
I know she’ll always be there

She’s a happy lady
Yes, she’s got it all worked out
She’s a happy lady
She’s got something to shout about
See that happy lady, she’s mine

She’s a happy lady
Yes, she’s got it all worked out
She’s a happy lady
She’s got something to shout about
See that happy lady, she’s mine

We didn’t always have it all our own way
Sometimes we were fussing and fighting
All through the day
And when I get to feel
I’m going nowhere
Well that won’t last forever
I know she’ll always be there

She’s a happy lady
Yes, she’s got it all worked out
She’s a happy lady
She’s got something to shout about
See that happy lady, she’s mine
See that happy lady, she’s mine
See that happy lady, she’s mine
 

MAYBE IT’S JUST LOVE

Just like you I’m searching
Always looking past horizons
And not every time I’m finding
What I wish to lay my eyes on
I’m not always knowing what I’d like to know
But here I am sitting
And Stevie Wonder just came on the stereo

Sometimes I smile at what I’m touching
Just because it’s there for me to feel
You know it doesn’t really matter
If it’s in my dreams or really real
I’m not always getting
What I’d like to get
But if I keep on moving
That’s enough to get me set

Everybody’s wearing out their tongue just talking
I think they’ve got nothing much better to do
They say you’re looking for love and all
Somebody strong and dark and tall
Maybe it’s just love that’s looking for you

Just like you I’m searching
Always looking past horizons
And not every time I’m finding
What I wish to lay my eyes on
I’m not always knowing what I’d like to know
But here I am a’sitting
Oh, and Stevie just came on the stereo
Don’t you know

Everybody’s wearing out their tongue just talking
I think they’ve got nothing much better to do
They say you’re looking for love and all
Somebody strong and dark and tall
Maybe it’s just love that’s looking for you
Maybe it’s just love that’s looking for you
Maybe it’s just love
 

IT’S A LITTLE BIT HARDER NOW

It’s a little bit harder now
Harder than it was before
It’s a little bit harder to give
When every time you take a little bit more
And every time you turn in your track
You expect me to take you back
But it’s getting harder
Every time you walk through the door

You don’t know what it does to me
Seeing you lead the life you lead
I sometimes wonder if you stop to think at all
About the way it makes me feel
But I know that you don’t care
You’ve got your life out there
And when it suits you
You’ll come running home to me

It’s a little bit harder now
Harder than it was before
It’s a little bit harder to give
When every time you take a little bit more
And every time you turn in your track
You expect me to take you back
But it’s getting harder
Every time you walk through the door

If it was just for one day
I may think that you were held up late in town
If it was just for one night
I might choose not to see or hear a sound
But day after day
You give your love away
You take me for a fool and you put me down

It’s a little bit harder now
Harder than it was before
It’s a little bit harder to give
When every time you take a little bit more
And every time you turn in your track
You expect me to take you back
But it’s getting harder
Every time you walk through the door

I don’t think I can take another lie
Or a night when you’re not home
Pretending it will all work out
And one day you’ll be mine alone
But I know that will never be
You’re just destroying me
So next time you come home you’ll find me gone

It’s a little bit harder now
Harder than it was before
It’s a little bit harder to give
When every time you take a little bit more
And every time you turn in your track
You expect me to take you back
But it’s getting harder
Every time you walk through the door

It’s a little bit harder now
Harder than it was before
It’s a little bit harder to give
When every time you take a little bit more
And every time you turn in your track
You expect me to take you back
But it’s getting harder
Every time you walk through the door
 

TOO MUCH TOO SOON

We knew right from the start
You and me, meant to be
We took each others hearts
No waiting, anticipating
Gave all we had to give
Deep caring, all sharing
But left no space to live
And now we see

It was too much too soon
Is this the end or the beginning
Too much too soon
Too much too soon

We promised everything
You’ve read it, well we said it
So sure our love would bring
Another happy ending
We didn’t look ahead
Why bother, we had each other
Just closed our eyes instead
And jumped right in

It was too much too soon
Is this the end or the beginning
Too much too soon
Too much too soon

True love takes time to grow
Like flowers, not hours
Too late at last we know
We should have moved more slowly
Now as each sits alone
Thinks sadly, missed badly
Maybe the seed we’ve sown
Will grow again

It was too much too soon
Is this the end or the beginning
Too much too soon
Too much too soon

It was too much too soon
Is this the end or the beginning
Too much too soon
Too much too soon
 

IN MY LIFE

There are places I remember
All my life, though some have changed
Some for ever, not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I’ll love them all

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no-one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I’ll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I’ll often stop and think about them
In my life I’ll love you more

Though I know I’ll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I’ll often stop and think about them
In my life I’ll love you more
In my life I’ll love you more


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