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Runaway
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Lyrics to all the songs on “Runaway”

PROMISE ME

Just don’t know where to start
Four years and you still have my heart
You walk in tonight
My legs go so weak
You smile that smile, now I can’t speak

Just don’t know what to say
I feel seventeen when you touch me that way
You give me my thrill
I’m left wanting more
And then you are gone, I stare at the door

Tell me where this is going
Where is this river flowing?
What is this thing I’m defending?
Promise me, that you and me will find a happy ending

Don’t think I’ll ever explain
Just come here and kiss me again and again
You can’t stay the night
I know that it’s true
But give me an hour, I’ve saved it for you

Tell me where this is going
Where is this river flowing?
What is this thing I’m defending?
Promise me, that you and me will find a happy ending

The good just turns to bad and comes round again
Again and again
Clouds let in the sun and turn back to rain
Bring back the pain

Tell me where this is going
Where is this river flowing?
What’s this thing I’m defending?
Promise me, that you and me will find a happy ending


JUST SAY GOODBYE

What’s the deal?
When you know it’s wrong
You live your life
As a sad, sad song
You climb the hill
But you still fall down
Where’s the sense
In going round and round?

What’s the joke?
Has it made you smile
You run your race
To add another mile
Are you okay?
Or are you just insane?
You heal yourself
To get cut again

Why can’t you just say goodbye?
Where’s the proof it’s worth another try?
If this is good
Why d’you cry?
If this is love
Then pigs will fly
Why can’t you just say goodbye?

What’s this game
That you’ll never win?
You go round again
Digging deeper in
Is this all part
Of some TV soap
As you hang yourself
With the same old rope?

Time’s moving fast
Don’t hesitate
You’ve got to take control
Before it gets too late
Take another look
Just outside your wall
There’s a life out there
You could have it all

Why can’t you just say goodbye?
Where’s the proof it’s worth another try?
If this is good
Why d’you cry?
If this is love
Then pigs will fly
Why can’t you just say goodbye?

Why can’t you just say goodbye?
Where’s the proof it’s worth another try?
If this is good
Why d’you cry?
If this is love
Then pigs will fly
Why can’t you just say goodbye?

If this is good
Why d’you cry?
If this is love
Then pigs will fly
Why can’t you just say goodbye?

A SHADE OFF COLOUR

Here I go again
Sitting waiting
Counting up from one to ten
Alone again
Sitting on the floor
My guitar in hand
I’m watching for the door
Don’t know what for

It’s funny nothing changes
No matter what we learn
The heart just rearranges
In the hope we don’t get burned
Funny how I’m happy
Even though I should be blue
I’m just a shade off colour - But I don’t mind
Long as I have you

There you go again
A summer holiday
As I sit in the rain
And watch your plane
Back inside my room
My guitar in hand
I’ll write another tune
To light the gloom

Funny nothing alters
Even though it’s all so wrong
My heart never falters
It just writes another song
And it’s funny how I’m happy
Even though I should be blue
I’m just a shade off colour - And I don’t mind
As long as I have you

The picture rearranges
When we look with lovers’ eyes
The leading actor changes
From a Devil in disguise
And it’s funny how I’m happy
When they say I should be blue
I’m just a shade off colour - But I don’t mind
Long as I have you
Long as I have you
As long as I have you
 

UP AND DOWN

Up and down, up and down
Round and round, round and round
You take me up high till I’m touching the sky
Then you knock me down

You take my emotions and throw them around
Like a dog with a rag doll that won’t let it down
Like a cat with a mouse you’re just playing a game
And it hurts when you do it again and again
And it’s…

Up and down, up and down
Round and round, round and round
You take me up high till I’m touching the sky
Then you knock me down

If you want my love, tell me what should I do
Give me reasons to be there, I’ll be there for you
But if it’s not real then you should let me go
Time to open your heart while I’m needing to know
And it’s…

Up and down, up and down
Round and round, round and round
You take me up high till I’m touching the sky
Then you knock me down

I’m brought to the boil then cooled down to a shiver
Why do you promise what you can’t deliver
It’s yes and it’s no, then it’s stop and it’s go
You’re always the taker
I’m always the giver
I’m…

Up and down, up and down
Round and round, round and round
You take me up high till I’m touching the sky
Then you knock me down, up and down
Round and round, round and round
You take me up high till I’m touching the sky
Then you knock me down

 

IT ISN’T YOU

There’s no need to remind me now
We’re good friends nothing more
We pick each other up when we’re feeling down
That’s what friends are for
But some folks don’t understand what they see
They try to read between the lines
But it isn’t you, it’s them you see
And it isn’t him, it’s me
It isn’t him, it’s me

And there are friends I can telephone
When I need a helping hand
When there’s a problem that I cannot solve
Or something didn’t go as planned
But when nothing’s wrong I just need someone along
Impressions are easily made
But it isn’t you, it’s them you see
And it isn’t him, it’s me

There’s no need to run for cover
Beneath a canopy of dreams
When the case against your lover
Is bursting at the seams

There’s no need to remind me now
We’re good friends nothing more
We pick each other up when we’re feeling down
That’s what friends are for
But when nothing’s wrong I just need someone along
Impressions are easily made
But it isn’t you, it’s them you see
And it isn’t him, it’s me
It isn’t him, it’s me
It isn’t him, it’s me

LOVE OF THE HURTING KIND

I’ve always been right there for you
Two years of hope you put me through
Your every need, your every care
I’m there
I’m there

I tried to give all selflessly
But that was very hard for me
Just sitting waiting for your call
That’s all
That’s all

But now I think you’ll find
If you come back this time
I’ve made up my mind
No more love - love of the hurting kind

You knew my door you had the key
But you had little time for me
You just expect me to stay cool
You fool
You fool

I was expected to be blind
You really can be so unkind
You pushed me right over the line
This time
This time

And now you’ve seen me break
You’ve made a big mistake
You’ve got your pride, that’s fine
Keep your love - love of the hurting kind

You were when we first met
Couldn’t do enough and yet
Now times have changed
I have left you far behind me

You think emotion just turns on
I’ll switch off when you are gone
You think it’s just another song
You’re wrong
You’re wrong

Well I still care, it’s true
But after what you’ve put me through
I’m leaving you behind
Keep your love - love of the hurting kind
Keep your love - love of the hurting kind


SAVING ME

You rose in my life like an island that no-one could see
You waited to save me from drowning in my private sea
You quietly watched as my feet started slipping
And moved just in time as my fuse started tripping
And placing your heart in my hands you showed freedom to me

But is it just a dream tonight?
Should I give in without a fight
There’s no real proof and nothing’s free
What is your price for saving me?

You came like a knight with a chalice of heavenly wine
And swept me away from his arms in a second of time
I clung to your strength as your words talked me through it
And drank from your cup, oh you knew that I’d do it
You said it was fate that had shown this new future to me

But is it just a dream tonight?
Should I give in without a fight
There’s no real proof and nothing’s free
What is your price for saving me?

For there’s one that I love in my life, can’t deny it
I know it’s not you and I don’t see where I fit
In this new romance that you say you have time to give me

But is it just a dream tonight?
Should I give in without a fight
I’ll give you love but not for free
What will you give in return for me?

 


I THINK I’M GOING HOME

The wind blows from the east around my head
And water replies in tears from my eyes
The fire from the sun glows crimson red
And pours on the land like blood on the sand

And I think I’m going home
And I’m naked and alone
And my cover has been blown
And I think I’m going home

The stresses of this life have left their mark
But I’ll battle on, show the world that I’m strong
Too many carved their name upon this bark
But this tree etched with scars
Is still the woman it was

And I think I’m going home
And I’m naked and alone
And my cover has been blown
And I think I’m going home

The wind blows from the east but I’m not cold
With water I’m cleansed, I’m breathing again
And the fire heats a flame within my soul
I lay on the sand my life in my hand

And I think I’m going home
And I’m naked and alone
And my cover has been blown
And I think I’m going home

And I think I’m going home
And I’m really not alone
Time to reap the seeds I’ve sown
And I think I’m going home
And I think I’m going home


STRANGER LOOKING IN

It’s easy to forget when everything is bright
When you can spend a night to be with me
That outside our cosy room the song has a different tune
And somewhere there’s a place you ought to be

It’s easy to forget as we’re walking hand in hand
Doing all the things we planned, being free
On the other side of day there’s something in our way
And a clock that’s counting time for you and me

But at times like this when a suggestion hits the open
When something stirs that’ll make her look again
At times like this when her suspicion makes you wary
It leaves me cold like a stranger looking in

It’s easy to assume as you sneak into my room
And hold me till the time you have to go
That she doesn’t have a clue, no idea about me and you
And if we’re careful she may never know

But at times like this when something gives her reason
You fight your cause and I am lost again
At times like this when you show me where I’m standing
I’m standing like a stranger looking in

It’s easy to pretend that this love will never end
It’s easy to pretend she’ll never see
But inside our little shrine as hearts and limbs entwine
The clock continues ticking soundlessly

At times like this I should see the risk we’re taking
At times like this I should see how deep I’m in
At times like this I should be strong and end this madness
Until I do I’ll be a stranger
At times like this I should give up and find another
At times like this I should know I’ll never win
At times like this I should accept that I have lost you
But it’s me who’s lost like a stranger looking in


CRAZY

I must be crazy, letting you back in
I must be crazy, seeing you again
I must enjoy the pain
And this will hurt again
Am I just lazy, won’t look beyond your door
Or is it maybe I don’t know what I’m looking for
But when you look at me
It’s only you I see, I must be crazy

I must have a self-destructive streak
I’m finding you no matter what I seek
Will I be safe with you this time?
Is your need strong as mine?
Or am I crazy

I must be crazy to give you back my heart
But it betrays me, you always kept it from the start
It’s where it wants to be
Though friends keep telling me
I must be crazy

Is there a lesson that I still must learn
I’m wanting you no matter where I turn
Although I tried to be so strong
At your side I belong
OK I’m crazy
I must be crazy


 

OCTOBER SUN

October sun you know you’re not real
You tell me it’s warm, it’s cold that I feel
You hide your November friend
Winter is just round the bend

October sun and leaves turn to red
Some love the colour, I say they’re just dead
Soon all but veins disappear
How can they say ‘winter cheer’

October sun
October sun

October sun you’re dark and you’re grey
Strangle the flowers and shorten the day
Wish I could take to the wing
Like geese who come home in Spring

October sun
October sun
 

WINTER INTO SPRING

Don’t look at me that way
I know what’s in your head
I hear just what you’ll say
There’s no need to have it said
We’ve come a long long way
and it hasn’t changed a thing
The only thing that’s changed, my love
Is winter into spring

You think I love you less
For all the pain I’ve stood
And yes, I must confess
I often thought maybe I should
You think there’s someone else
and that I will turn to him
The only thing that’s turned, my love
Is winter into spring

Look at you
How can I resist
Who cares what you do
Don’t want to miss a chance like this

Look at you
How can I resist
Who cares what you do
I don’t want to miss a chance like this

Don’t look at me that way
How can I make you see
With each new passing day
You are more a part of me
Relax and watch it grow
and the pleasure it will bring
The only thing that’s grown, my love
Is winter into spring
 

PRIDE COMES BEFORE A FALL

Pride comes before a fall
This time no net will save you
You thought you had it all
But
Your pride has led you to a fall

You like to play your little game
Just when I settle down you must begin it
The pattern always goes the same
You don’t let go until you’re sure you’ll win it
Your latest game has come undone
Cos I’ve won
I’ve won

Pride comes before a fall
This time no net will save you
You thought you had it all
But
Your pride has led you to a fall

You think you always need control
Isn’t the love I give enough to feed you
You’ve got my heart but want my soul
It gives you strength to see me starve and bleed too
This might be your idea of fun
But I’m gone
I’m gone

Pride comes before a fall
This time no net will save you
You thought you had it all
But
Your pride has led you to a fall

This might be your idea of fun
But I’m gone
I’m gone

Pride comes before a fall
This time no net will save you
You thought you had it all
But
Your pride has led you to a fall

Pride comes before a fall
This time no net will save you
You thought you had it all
But
Your pride has led you to a fall
 

RUN AWAY

You woke me up from a lonely dream
You made me see part of me I’d never seen
You made me feel like I’d never before
You gave me a life when you opened my door
And you

Taught me to love in a way that was free
You taught me to give everything that was me
You made me proud of my body and mind
You opened my eyes that I thought were so blind
But if

Only I could learn to fly
I’d soar away into the sky
And hide myself from everyone
I’m so ashamed of what I’ve done
And if I could sail away to sea
I’d hide my face so none could see
The pure frustration at my plight
If only I could run away tonight.

For how do I answer the things that you do
I do everything that I can to hurt you
I say things that I really don’t mean to say
And I play silly games that I don’t want to play
And yet

So many times you have turned back your head
Forgiven, forgotten and loved me instead
I don’t deserve happiness with you I know
But I just couldn’t bear it if you were to go
Oh if

Only I could learn to fly
I’d soar away into the sky
And hide myself from everyone
I’m so ashamed of what I’ve done
And if I could sail away to sea
I’d hide my face so none could see
The pure frustration at my plight
If only I could run away tonight.

I know you’ve heard it all before
You may not want me anymore
But just one chance to make it right
And I won’t need to run away tonight
I won’t need to run away tonight


 


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