----------- 5 IN THE MORNING, 1997- LYRICS ♪ -----------

Meantime 4:35
© Hazel O`Connor - Gerard Kiely

Here comes my friend Michael,
grin written over his face
Walking with a kind of a swagger,
walking with a kind of a grace
He talks the talk, he tries to walk the walk
He makes you laugh, he makes you really mad,
He'll lick you with an acid tongue
Make you feel he's right,
when you know he's wrong

He says life's a bitch and then you die,
and then you die

But in the meantime, maybe in the meantime,
he keep on smiling
In the meantime, maybe in the meantime
like Michael says it's Mardi Gras

I don't think that life's like that,
choice of word is bad
Maybe it's a kind of a lesson,
maybe it's a sort of a map
We talk the talk, we try to walk the walk
It makes you laugh, and makes you feel
like you've been had
and maybe we will live many lives

Keep coming back 'til we realize it's in our hands
We choose to do wrong or do right

But in the meantime, maybe in the meantime,
he keep on smiling
In the meantime, maybe in the meantime
like Michael says it's Mardi Gras

The sun comes up and the sun comes down,
in the meantime
and the world keeps turning and
we're living and learning
In the meantime
and I think of you and wonder what you're doing,
in the meantime
Do you think of me and
what there could have been in the meantime

Here comes my friend Michael,
grin written over his face
Walking with a kind of a swagger,
walking with a sort of a grace
Lick you with an acid tongue
Make you feel he's right,
when you know he's wrong
He makes you laugh, he makes you really mad.

But in the meantime, maybe in the meantime,
he keep on smiling
In the meantime, maybe in the meantime
like Michael says it's mardi gras


NA NA NA 4:29
© Hazel O`Connor - Gerard Kiely

Your script it was perfect, perfect seduction line,
lines like I will back
you up - up to when I needed you I really believed in you
It hurt when you had no time,
no time to spare for me and me
I've been there before.
Done it, got the t-shirt, read the book and seen the movie

Na na na na na na, don't need this no more
Na na na na na na, I could change the score
Na na na na na na, don't need this no more
Na na na na na na, I could change my thoughts

And the past has no power, no power over me,
'Cause I'm changing
'Cause I'm willing to - willing to learn
and I am willing to be free

Na na na na na na, don't need this no more
Na na na na na na, I could change the score
Na na na na na na, don't need this no more
Na na na na na na, I could change my thoughts

Like I'm thrilled to find I am going through
this great adventure
'cause this time I know I will never have to go through
The same experience again

Words come cheap and easy, it ain't what you say
it's what you do that
Matters, and it matters that I have been deceived,
deceived and I have
the strength to forgive you when I leave

Na na na na na na, don't need this no more
Na na na na na na, I could change the score
Na na na na na na, don't need this no more
Na na na na na na, I could change my thoughts

Like I'm thrilled to find I am going through this great adventure
'cause this time I know I will never have to go through
The same experience......again


PRAYER 5:48
© Hazel O`Connor - Gerard Kiely

O lord can you hear me
I have fallen hard on this road
I have overspent my strength,
Put my faith in all the wrong places
O lord could you lend me a hand
O lord would you lend me a hand?

And maybe steer me through
So I can find my way back to you
and help me lose my prejudice
and maybe I can learn to forgive

I am such a foolish one
I forgot to call on you so long
I got caught up, I got bought up
by illusion of this material world
O lord could you give this girl a hand
O lord could you give me your hand?

And maybe steer me through
So I can find my way back to you
and help me lose my prejudice
and maybe I can learn to forgive

O lord would you lend me a hand?
O lord would you lend me a hand?
O lord would you lend me a hand?
O lord would you lend me a hand?
O lord would you lend me a hand?

Would you please help me, Would you please help me
Would you please help me, Would you please,
Could you please,
Could you please?


TAKE A RIDE 5:20
© Hazel O`Connor - Gerard Kiely

I'm flying over mountains in my head
I am riding through the eye of the storm

Yeah, I could fly, fly right out of the comfort zone
or maybe I could take a ride, right on through
the eye of the storm
I think I'll take a ride, take a ride and not think about it
Make a move, make a move in the right direction
on a wing and a prayer, with the help, with the help
of all of my friends
I think I'll just feel the fear and do it, do it
just feel the fear and do it, do it anyway

Take a vibe, take a vibe and turn it into good things
Make a change, make a change from buzzing in the backroom
Won't worry if I fall I sing a song, sing a song
to lift me up yeah
Just feel the fear and do it do it
Just feel the fear and do it do it anyway

Take a chance, take a chance on
this could be the right time
Make a dream, make a dream you can
make it come true babe
All we gotta do is beileve all we need, all we need and we shall receive
Just feel the fear and do it, do it,
Just feel the fear and do it, do it anyway

If I believe I can fly - then I can
and if I want to take a ride then I shall


AGUS AN BOTHAIR DUBH 5:20
© Hazel O`Connor - Gerard Kiely

Save me from my darkness agus an bothair dubh
I've been out here a long time since I left you
Simple minds for simple monies where the work is where they pay
You reach beyond this tide of stones
And it don't matter anyway, anyway

Been gone too long
And I don't know if I'll ever make it back again
I remember how I left you, I remember how you looked
Could you save me would you save me from my darkness?
Agus an bothair dubh

With heavy heart the boat was leaving
I thought I saw you at the quay
But the mist came in thick between us then
And you were lost to me, lost to me

Been gone too long
And I don't know if I'll ever make it back again
I remember how I left you, I remember how you looked
Could you save me would you save me from my darkness?
Agus an bothair dubh

I promised I would be returning
Just to be with you again
And it's not that I forgot you love
I guess I just lost my way, lost my way

Agus an bothair dubh

Been gone too long
And I don't know if I'll ever make it back again
I remember how I left you, I remember how you looked
Could you save me would you save me from my darkness?
Agus an bothair dubh


5 IN THE MORNING 4:15
© Hazel O`Connor - Gerard Kiely

It's 5 in the morning, my whole body is yawning
I wish I was safe in my bed
But I got these feelings, I'm wrecked and I'm reeling
I can't get that blue out of my head

Staring outside it's a smokey blue sky
As night gears to dawn
And the blue gets bluer
Like the colour of your eyes
When i was in your arms
And you look that way, and you talk that way

It's 5 in the morning, my whole body is yawning
I wish I was safe in my bed
But I got these feelings, I'm wrecked and I'm reeling
I can't get that blue out of my head

A number is rolled, it will numb my emotionals
Eat up the chocolates you brought for me
And the boozing and the smokes
Yeah, they're poor substitutes
For all that we need
Just a little love, and the human touch

It's 5 in the morning, my whole body is yawning
I wish I was safe in my bed
But I got these feelings, I'm wrecked and I'm reeling
I can't get that blue out of my head

It's 5 in the morning, my whole body's yawning
I wish I were safe in your bed


TIME HAS COME 4:03
© Hazel O`Connor - Gerard Kiely

Time has come, time to let go
Can't keep holding on, can't keep holding on
Time has come, release and heal
Can't keep holding on, time for moving on

Time has come I must get out of this place
I'm losing the plot, I feel I'm losing the race
and I'll be dreaming of the way that you touch me
And your face will probably hurt me forever

Time has come, time to let go
Can't keep holding on, can't keep holding on
Time has come, release and heal
Can't keep holding on, time for moving on

I forgive but I just can't forget the past
How to let go of all the things I never had
Another life another chance another kiss
And the romance will probably haunt you forever

Time has come, time to let go
Can't keep holding on, can't keep holding on
Time has come, release and heal
Can't keep holding on, time for moving on


SOMETHING 5:20
© Hazel O`Connor - Gerard Kiely

Bonded in this motion of moving in time
Feeling of intention, heart beating on mine
Turning even closer letting the world fade away
I am lost in this very moment, lost in this state of grace

Feel it with my body
Feel it with my soul
Feel it with my heart
and in my mind I don't know

It's coming like a rumour, hear it in my head
Coming like a rumour, coming calling through the air

Feel it with my body
Feel it with my soul
Feel it with my heart
and in my mind I don't know

I think it's something to do with us,
I think it's something to do with everything and everybody
and the universe
I think it's something to do with love

Burning with emotion, now you're stroking my face
I am holding onto caution, the hour is late
Dancing nearly over, where do we take it from here?
I am needing some indication, whisper it softly in my ear

Say it to my body
Say it tomy soul
Say it to my heart
Say it to my mind so I'll know
Say it like a lover, say it in the tone
Calling like a lover, coming calling through on the phone

I think it's something to do with us,
I think it's something to do with everything and everybody
and the universe
I think it's something to do with love

Feel it with my body
Feel it with my soul
Feel it with my heart
And in my mind I don't know

It's something like a rumour, hear it in my head
Coming like a rumour, coming calling through the air

I think it's something to do with us,
I think it's something to do with everything and everybody
and the universe
I think it's something to do with love


SKIBEREEN 5:53
(Trad. arr. Hazel O`Connor)

Oh father dear I often hear you speak of Erin's Isle
Her lofty scenes, her valley's green, her mountains rude and wild
They say it is a lovely land wherein a prince might dwell
Oh why did you abandon it the reason to me tell

Oh well do I remember that bleak december day
The landlord and the sheriff came to drive us all away
He set my roof on fire, when my rent I could not find
And that's the cruel reason that I left it all behind

Your mother too, god rest her soul, she fell on snowy ground
She could not raise her body, seeing desolation around
She never rose but slipped away from life to mortal dream
And found a quiet grave my boy in dear old skibbereen

And you were only two years old and feeble was your frame
I could not leave you with my friends, you bore your father's name
I wrapped you in my cottamore, in the dead of night unseen
I heaved a sigh, and bade goodbye to dear old skibbereen

Oh father the day may come in answer to the call
Each irishmen with feeling stern will rally one and all
I'll be the man to lead the van beneath our flag of green
And loud and high we'll raise a cry remember skibereen


REBECCA 5:20
© Hazel O`Connor

A top flat in bayswater, Rebecca would be doing my hair
We had so much fun she sang all of the words to my song
as it played on the player
She'd give me her bed for the night, she would feed me and clothe me and such
I'd laugh and say, when the light hits that way
you remind me of Shirley Maclaine

When will I see you again
When will we sing silly harmonies into the night?
I try and try but I can't help missing you
I wonder where you are now

We had us a dream back then, when we got back the things that were stole
We'd have an old fashioned party, an orchestra, long gowns
And we'd be the belles of the ball
And we'd dance to the emperor's waltz, beacuse that was her favourite song
I'd laugh and say, when the light hits that way
you remind me of Shirley Maclaine

When will I see you again
When will we sing silly harmonies into the night?
I try and try but I can't help missing you
I wonder where you are now

Are you an angel, have you been reborn?
Did you find your buddha, was it worth all the toil?
I write this 'cause I miss you and
there's nothing more I can do

When will I see you again
When will we sing silly harmonies into the night?
I try and try but I can't help missing you
I wonder where you are now

Now the top flat is empty, but our rare old times call from the walls
And I hope that wherever you are you're alright
And I'll still have our ball
And we'll dance to the emperor's waltz because that was your favourite tune
I'd laugh and say, when the light hits that way
You remind me of Shirley Maclaine

When will I see you again
When will we sing silly harmonies into the night?
I try and try but I can't help missing you
I wonder where you are now.

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