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Lyrics to all the songs on “Stay”

THERE YOU GO
There you go
Changing your mind again
Here I go
Sitting here wondering when

Skies were blue
Days never seemed to end
Everything
Seemed so much easier then

There you go
Hurting with chance remarks
Here I stay
Wondering why it smarts

When skies were blue
Days never seemed to end
Everything
Seemed so much easier then

When you’re not moving too fast
You’re moving far too slow
We saw the signs when the die was cast
Did nothing
Well, there you go

There you go
Busily wondering why
Here I go
Remembering days gone by when

Skies were blue
Days never seemed to end
Everything
Seemed so much easier then

We saw the signs when the die was cast
Did nothing
Well, there you go



THE PICTURE YOU PAINT

Where is the life that you said you would give
Where is the place that you said we would live
You promised me gold and all I’ve received is lead

Where is the time that you promised to me
Where are the people you said we would be
Is this really us or just someone else instead

You paint pretty pictures and pull me inside
You make me a princess but never a bride
You never show what you feel
The picture you paint isn’t real

Why is there rain when you promised me sun
Why is there pain when you said there’d be none
And why is it cold in this place where there should be heat

What have you done with the person I knew
I know your face but I just don’t know you
I’m falling apart when you said that I’d be complete

I’m caught in your web and I can’t get away
You act like the spider and I am your prey
You only give what you steal
The picture you paint isn’t real

You stand in front of me
Hide what I want to see
Till all that’s familiar is gone
And when I try to leave
You talk and I believe
Too late and I know that you’ve won

You have it all but you’re still wanting more
I need to leave but I can’t find the door
And I can’t recall the reason I’m here in this place

But you must be my saviour cos you told me so
You make me believe there’s no reason to go
But something inside makes me feel
The picture you paint isn’t real

Yes something inside makes me feel
The picture you paint isn’t real



STAY
Out in the sunshine where seahorses hide
And shells softly glisten and roll with the tide
He was walking alone when he found sitting there
A girl young and lovely with spray in her hair
Her legs long and golden her eyes bright and green
Her smile was the loveliest he’d ever seen
She stood up beside him and shook off the sand
And pointed to something that shone in her hand

She said
Stay for a moment, come talk to me
We’ll soak up the sun and we’ll drink in the sea
Then I’ll give you this crystal with rainbows inside
Carry it with you and I’ll be your bride

He sat down beside her and looked at her face
Lost in her beauty in time and in space
She reached out her hand and then she touched his cheek
He tried to say something but he couldn’t speak

She said
Stay for a moment, make love with me
We’ll lie in the sun with our toes in the sea
Then I’ll give you this crystal with rainbows inside
Carry it with you and I’ll be your bride

Then as seabirds watched over she lay back in the sand
And ever so gently took hold of his hand
And pulling him down to her gave him a kiss
And forever it seemed he was lost in the bliss

He opened his eyes on his back in the sun
But when he reached for her he found she was gone
He gazed all around to see where she might be
And meanwhile a mermaid slipped into the sea

Singing
Stay for a moment, wait there for me
We’ll soak up the sun and we’ll drink in the sea
Look into your crystal with rainbows inside
Go where it takes you and I’ll be your bride

And then he was gone with hardly a trace
But a pile of clothes left in his place
And there in his pocket all shiny and bright
Was a crystal with rainbows of colour and light


 
TOO OLD FOR THIS
You may have noticed that I packed my things
It’s been a long time coming
I won’t be back, I’ve taken everything
I’m on the road and running
I’ve indicated one too many times
This can’t go on for ever
This time you’ve pushed me right across that line
It’s now or never

And I wish there was some way you could change my mind
But we’ve said that we’re sorry one too many times
And the truth of the matter simply is
I’m just too old for this

You’re not the person that I thought I knew
Your real intention hidden
You know you never really knew me too
I won’t be led or ridden
I know that you will never understand
You really think you saved me
My freedom taken with your giving hand
How you betrayed me

Oh I wish there was some way you could change my mind
But we’ve said that we’re sorry one too many times
And the truth of the matter simply is
I’m just too old for this

The taxi wants to know my destination
I don’t know where I’m going
You know I just don’t have an inclination
There’s just no way of knowing
Maybe I’ll just let him take me nowhere
That’s where I’m used to being
Someone once said that there’d be someone out there
It’s just a case of seeing

Oh I wish there was some way you could change my mind
But we’ve said that we’re sorry one too many times
And the truth of the matter simply is
I’m just too old for this
I’m just too old for this



EMILY’S SONG

Sometimes I just get so tired
So in the past, so uninspired
Sometimes things just get so grey
The colour fades out of the day
That’s when, when a smile’s so hard to find
Her little face comes shining in my mind

Sometimes when I’m feeling weak
When I can’t turn the other cheek
Sometimes I just want to cry
’Cause I fail no matter how I try
That’s when I see her picture on the wall
Suddenly it’s not that bad at all

When Emily sings she sings of falling stars
Rainbow skies so very far
Of bluebirds and of butterflies
With innocence and wonder
When Emily sings oh how she warms my heart
She sparkles like a perfect star
She makes her song have wings
Oh what joy she brings
When Emily sings

When all I see is my mistakes
When all my lucky charms are fakes
When I’m feeling all alone
And everyone I’ve loved has gone
That’s when I rattle round within these walls
And then my little angel calls

When Emily sings she sings of falling stars
Rainbow skies so very far
Of bluebirds and of butterflies
With innocence and wonder
When Emily sings oh how she warms my heart
She sparkles like a perfect star
She makes her song have wings
Oh what joy she brings
When Emily sings

Oh how she always finds the child in me
I wish the world could sing with Emily

When Emily sings she sings of falling stars
Rainbow skies so very far
Of bluebirds and of butterflies
With innocence and wonder
When Emily sings oh how she warms my heart
She sparkles like a perfect star
She makes her song have wings
Oh what joy she brings
When Emily sings

When Emily sings
When Emily sings


YELLOW TANGERINE
Yellow tangerine and shades of blue
You know what it means
It takes me somewhere with each changing hue
Nothing’s what it seems
When colour fades to grey
Somewhere the brightness stays

Wherever the mood will take me, there you’ll be
That will come as no surprise
Wherever the mood will take you, there I’ll be
If you can see through the disguise

Paperback novels tell the tale
With every turning page
Everybody plays a part
Every life’s a stage
The costumes are all sewn
The actor stands alone

Wherever the mood will take me, there you’ll be
That will come as no surprise
Wherever the mood will take you, there I’ll be
If you can see through the disguise

Choose your weapon well, then you can take the task
If you can face the truth, you can remove the mask

Now I’m taking centre stage
I see you in the wings
The puppeteer has left the room
And loosened all the strings
But we’re both standing tall
So neither one will fall

Wherever the mood will take me, there you’ll be
That will come as no surprise
Wherever the mood will take you, there I’ll be
If you can see through the disguise

Yellow tangerine and shades of blue


COME ON HOME MAYBELLINE
Maybelline left home last night
We didn’t quarrel, we didn’t fight
Maybe we never got the problems in our sight
There was no chance to put it right

Come on home, Maybelline
Come on home, Maybelline
You were the best thing ever happened to me
Come on home, Maybelline

You packed your things, you said we’re through
You said in all those years, I never said I love you
But my love was for no-one else but you
Oh Maybelline I thought you knew

Come on home, Maybelline
Come on home, Maybelline
You were the best thing ever happened to me
Come on home, Maybelline

I loved you so, that made me glad
Never told you so and that made you sad
Now for the sake of a few simple words
I’ve lost the best thing I ever had

Come on home, Maybelline
Come on home, Maybelline
You were the best thing ever happened to me
Come on home, Maybelline

And now my heart aches as every new dawn breaks
There’s no hope in the day, there’s no respite in the night
If you were to feel the way that I feel now
You’d be home by morning light

Come on home, Maybelline
Come on home, Maybelline
You were the best thing ever happened to me
Come on home, Maybelline

When I was alone it was you I’d want to hold
It was you I’d want to be with as we slowly grew old
And I would tell everyone you were my very soul
It seems you were the only one I never told

Come on home, Maybelline
Come on home, Maybelline
You were the best thing ever happened to me
Come on home, Maybelline

You were the best thing ever happened to me
Come on home, Maybelline

WAIT
Haven’t I been here before?
I’m sure this moment comes from another time
I only opened the door to find...
Haven’t I looked into those eyes?
But was it a different time a different place
Were you in some other guise, another face?

Wait! Can I do this again?
It’s late in my life for another fall
Another tall story
A fairy tale from my past
If this is it, make it last

Haven’t we done this before?
Wasn’t this feeling the hardest kind of pain
Why is it hard to ignore, again?
Haven’t we said this before?
But going backwards can never be the same
Can there be anything more to gain?

Wait! Now it’s all coming back
That gate saying, danger don’t take this track
No, it’s not safe for you
You can’t hold on to the past
If this is it, make it last

They say there’s someone for us
Ten years ago you were the one
But now we’ve lost it somewhere
Our chance has gone
Has our chance gone?

Haven’t we felt this before?
But we were younger then, how can we be sure?
Maybe we wanted it more, before...

But wait! I’m forgetting the tears, the hate
The despair and the years
And all your tall stories
I never trusted you then
If this is it, think again...

’Cause I remember the tears, the hate
The despair and the years
And all your tall stories
I never trusted you then
So this is it?
Think again...



YOUR ANSWER
Sit down again and tell me your story
Pour out your heart into your coffee cup
I’ll sit and smile and I won’t be sorry
’Til you stop
I watch your eyes while you are speaking
And they tell me so much more
I’ll be your friend and I’ll be your teacher
But I could be more, much more

Could I be your answer
If you should break free
Could I be your new song
Can you see me
Could I be your future
Can you see the signs
I could be your saviour
And you could be mine
Be mine

Come close to me and tell me your secrets
See how the time just passes us by
I feel so tense, oh can’t you see it
Do you know why
If I get too close I know you will read me
But that’s just what I want you to do
Deep in my soul I know that you need me
And I need you
I do

Could I be your answer
If you should break free
Could I be your new song
Can you see me
Could I be your future
Can you see the signs
I could be your saviour
And you could be mine
Be mine

See me
Hear me
Feel me

So get a bit closer say you don’t want me
Look in my eyes and tell me you’re fine
I’ve been a fool but this time I can see
That you’re mine
You’re mine

I know I’m your answer
And you should break free
I’ve written your new song
I know you see me
I will be your future
Just look at the signs
I will be your saviour
And you will be mine
Be mine

See me
Hear me
Feel me



DEAR SAINT NICHOLAS

Dear Saint Nicholas
You know it’s Christmas
Remember me from last year?
I’m still waiting for that one thing
That will bring me good cheer
Maybe you just didn’t get my letter
And I’m really not that small
Not been a good girl but I will be better
I just need one last thing that’s all

Make him handsome, cool and clever
Make him love only me
Make his eyes smile make his heart good
Put him under my tree
I’m not asking you for jewels and flowers
I’m not asking you for wine
Just a love to fill the lonely hours
One true love that will always be mine

Dear Saint Nicholas
You know it’s Christmas
I’m not a child anymore
But my heart’s young and I need someone
And I won’t write you anymore
I believe in you Father Christmas
I’ll be waiting Christmas night
There’s only one thing that I need this Christmas
One small thing to make my New Year bright

I believe in you Father Christmas
I’ll be waiting Christmas night
There’s only one thing that I need this Christmas
One small thing to make my New Year bright


 

LIKE A FLAME
Why is it so cold
When summer’s in the air
It’s maybe being told
That you no longer care
Should I run away
So I can hide my pain
Or should I just stay here
And ask you once again

Light me like a flame
So I burn for you tonight
Fan me with your breath
To help me stay alight
I know it’s the last time
But it will be all right
Light me like a flame
Stay with me tonight

Am I being sad
In swallowing my pride
I know that it looks bad
To anyone outside
But you’ve been here so long
It’s just so hard for me
So hold me one more time
Let me live the memory

Light me like a flame
So I burn for you tonight
Fan me with your breath
To help me stay alight
I know it’s the last time
But it will be all right
Light me like a flame
Stay with me tonight

Light me like a flame
So I burn for you tonight
Fan me with your breath
To help me stay alight
I know it’s the last time
But it will be all right
Light me like a flame
Stay with me tonight

I know it’s the last time
But it will be all right
Light me like a flame
Stay with me tonight


 

YOU FOOL
Run fool run
Run fool run
Run fool run

So it’s all gone wrong again
Thrown your toys out of the pram
Let the whole world think there’s something going on
But do you really think that helps the situation
As you curl into a ball and suck your thumb

With a trusting wife at home
And a family all but grown
You keep saying that I’m where you want to be
But that you understand I’m not a wife in waiting
And that I need to go and make a life for me

You fool, just look at what you have done
You fool, confusing everyone
If you had learned to take control
You fool, you could have had it all

So you throw the book at me
Where did you lose your dignity
Where does it say I’m not allowed to love again
Should I hide at home and keep a vow of silence
What happened to those words
“I’ll always be your friend”

You fool, just look at what you have done
You fool, confusing everyone
If you had learned to take control
You fool, you could have had it all

So it’s all gone wrong again
Thrown your toys out of the pram
Let the whole world think there’s something going on
But do you really think that helps the situation
As you curl into a ball and suck your thumb

You fool, just look at what you have done
You fool, confusing everyone
If you had learned to take control
You fool, you could have had it all

You fool, wake up and smell the roses
You fool, before the door just closes
On you and everything you’ve done
You fool, you sad and lonely one

Run fool run
Run fool run
Run fool run


 

CHANCE LIKE THIS
If I wait a little bit more
Will you come again and knock upon my door
If I wish on that midnight sky
Will you move a little closer to my side
’Cause we’ve been playing games
And waiting for us both to change

If I wait a little more time
Will you finally admit that you are mine
If I’m brave and give a kiss
Will it help you see there’s more to us than this
’Cause I think that we both see
The one you really need is me

How many more times will you come
Lean on my shoulder then you’re gone
Aren’t you aware of how I feel
Our fantasies could soon be real

If I wait another day
I’m so scared that you’ll give up and walk away
If I’m wrong as I might be
You may never come again and visit me
All I can do is try
Can’t let a chance like this go by
Can’t let a chance like this go by


THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY
I still remember the first time
The time I first saw your face
I had to stop for a moment
And move back out of your space
You looked as if you might know me
I was completely exposed
And I got caught in the moment
Before my eyes could be closed

But you’re the one that got away
And I still remember you
Dreamt about you yesterday
What can I do?
You’re the one that got away
Disappeared into the blue?
Thought about you yesterday
What can I do?

You found a way you could see me
An hour stretched into a day
Caught up in playing our music
The time just faded away
We were so lost in each other
Yet not so much as a touch
Now I can’t look at another
I think about you so much

But you’re the one that got away
And I still remember you
Dreamt about you yesterday
What can I do?

Where are you now?
Has she let you go?
I’ve moved away
But if you’re looking for me
Try and let me know.

Sometimes when I think about you
I can’t remember your face
Have you turned up on my doorstep?
And found I’ve gone without trace
So many ways you could find me
If it will be, it will be
One day I may turn a corner
And find you waiting for me

But you’re the one that got away
And I still remember you
Dreamt about you yesterday
What can I do?
You’re the one that got away
Disappeared into the blue?
Thought about you yesterday
What can I do?

The one that got away
What can I do?
The one that got away
What can I do?
The one that got away
What can I do?
The one that got away
What can I do?

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