----------- PRIVATE WARS, 1995 - LYRICS ♪ -----------

COULD BE WITH ME 4:51
© Hazel O`Connor - S. Hausmann

Here's the doorway
We could say goodnight or goodbye
There's a chill in the air makes me feel
like you just didn't care
I wonder why?
Inside warm memories, a fire has burned so bright
Outside the storm rages, I want to come
into the warmth
Of your light

In the heat of the night we were shiny
In the heat of the night we were free
In the heat of the night we burned so bright
And oh
You could be with me

Well that was last night
And this is today
And the words in my mouth,
I just can't spit it out
What I really, really need to say
To say if you want me
You gotta to really, really let me know
And if you can't be sure what we're doing this for
I believe that it's time to go

In the heat of the night we were shiny
In the heat of the night we were free
In the heat of the night we burned so bright
And oh
You could be with me


SHE MOVES THROUGH THE FAIR 4:29
Traditional

My young love said to me my mother won't mind
And my father won't slight you for your lack of kind
As he stepped away from me this she did say
- it will not be long love
Till our wedding day

And she stepped away from me and she moved thru the fair
And fondly I watched her go here and go there
She went her way homeward with one star awake
As the swan in the evening moves over the lake

And the people that no two were wed
That one has a sorrow that never was said
And I watched as she went with her goods and her gear
And that was the last time that I saw my dear

I dreamt it last night that my dead love came in
So softly she moved, her feet made no dir
She came close beside me and this she din say
It will not be long love till our wedding day


CONVERSATION FROM A BARSTOOL 3:44
© David Evans - Paul David Hewson

I'm tired so tired I can hardly stand
Can't breath in this city tonight
It's taken everything I have to give
And now just gotta get out of here

And I won't be sorry if you won't be
And I don't want your pity or sympathy

But just a few dollars
I can make it just you wait and see

He came from Miami to start out again
Knowing him he is back with his mother by now
And he told me he loved me
And he wanted my child
But you know the way people can change their minds

And I won't be sorry if you won't be
And I don't want your pity or sympathy

But just a few dollars
I can make it just you wait and see

I was an actress a girl in the chorus line
On broadway I danced for a Kennedy
And they know me in London
And they know me in Paris
I'm only here 'cause you looked like
You needed a friend

And I won't be sorry if you won't be
And I don't want your pity or sympathy

But just a few dollars
I can make it just you wait and see



ALL I'VE BEEN MISSING
3:28
© Hazel O`Connor

Love can be torture
Love can be joy to the soul
Love can be mountains high
Too high to go

(Love) love is a freedom song
(Love) love has no right or wrong
But I gotta have all of your lovin'
Yeah I need all of your lovin'
And I don't want it missing for the rest of my life

Love when you hold me in your tender arms
How can I hear any lies I'm lost in time

(Love) love is a freedom song
(Love) love has no right or wrong

But I gotta have all of your lovin'
Yeah I need all of your lovin'
And I don't want it missing for the rest of my life

And so I hold you tonight, my love
And so I told you it's all right
As long as I can have
All of your lovin'
Yeah I need all of your lovin'
And I don't want it missing for the rest of my life



REFUGEES OF LOVE 4:06
© Hazel O`Connor - P. Barrett

How could this begin
Someone held a gun took aim and fired
Thought he would win
But no one ever did

We've all been here before
Exhausted by the rage we hold within
Lonely and torn
O weary soul go home

War is over now
We lay down our arms
To find the long way home
War is never won
So who are we fighting for
We're refugees of love

How am I to tell
Were all battles waged in the name of love
I know you too well
Your weapons and your hell

They've all been used before
There's nothing new to damage or score
You know me I'm sure
And I want peace once more

War is over now
We lay down our arms
To find the long way home
War is never won
So who are we fighting for
We're refugees of love

We'll find some hope again
When we can share the blame
Enjoy that peace again
When living as one

War is over now
We lay down our arms
To find the long way home
War is never won
So who are we fighting for
We're refugees of love

How did this begin?


NEVER THOUGHT 4:16
© Hazel O`Connor - Neil O'Connor

See the flames they glow over the sky line
See how far they shine
Feel this heat it grows
Feel this heat it shows

Never thought that this could happen here
Never never not this way
Never thought that this could happen here
Never never not today

Hear the news, a whole nation is rising
Hear one voice they cry
Time to stand, stand up
Time to change the tide

Hold me close, close, close your mind
Hold me close, don't go outside

Please don't go out tonight
Please don't go out
Please don't go out tonight
Please don't go out



PRIVATE WAR
3:47
© Hazel O`Connor

If I were to tell you - I was leaving, really leaving this time
If I were to say hey, see me walk out of your door
Would you believe me, would you tell me
you still need me
Oh come on - cause this time
I've gone for sure - and there must be more

All we need is the time to breathe and
the time is running short
There must be more - there must be more -
there must be more
Well let me tell you baby
You and me survive it seems just to fight our private war
There must be more -
there must be more - there must be more

Dressed in all your layers, I lost sight of just
who you really are
Dull are the feelings that once sent us reeling
Was it a thing called love?
All seems so far now, you give more reciprocation
to your shiny motor car
Well I've gone for sure - and there must be more hey

All we need is the time to breathe and
the time is running short
There must be more -
there must be more - there must be more
Well let me tell you baby
You and me survive it seems just to fight our private war
There must be more
there must be more - there must be more

You never ask for much, you only ask for my money
I would get close to you if you could let me through
Let me through



MY WORLD (UPSIDE DOWN) 5:10
© Hazel O`Connor

Memories of days as we walked on green hillsides
Scents of summer were high
We lay down so pleased with ourselves in the long grass
Eyes full of love, life's full of passion, passion for love
Passion for power, passion turned sour

And now I sit biding my time
Don't ask me why I've no tears to cry
'Cos they've turned my world upside down
Yes they've turned my world upside down
And we'll never see those green hills again

Check out the air today, switch on the radio
I'm bored and I wish I were home
Lay down beside me, oh hold me, enfold me
Hold me I'm scared, so scared of dying
Dying and...dying oh heavens above

And now I sit biding my time
Don't ask me why I've no tears to cry
'Cos they've turned my world upside down
Yes they've turned my world upside down

And we'll never see those green hills again
I'm afraid,god I'm afraid
Afraid of this monster
The future we made
Dark closes in, there's no air to breathe
Lord what I wouldn't give for one moment to really live



REASON 4:46
© Hazel O`Connor

There is the house that we build on dreams
and crazy schemes
There is the fireside, we'd sit and talk, in peace and warm
There is the room where we made our love,
we made a child
There is the hospital where baby left and reason died

All of these memories, haunting me
I need to find a new way to be

I need a new reason
I'm searching for something to have and hold
Something with meaning
I need a new reason, I need a new goal

There is the kitchen where we smashed our cups,
smashed our love
There is the road where I'd run away when I'd had enough

All of these memories, haunting me
I need to find a new way to be
I need a new reason
I'm searching for something to have and hold
Something with meaning
I need a new reason, I need a new goal

There is the house where I'd arrive all dead inside
Where is the man who made me feel so alive


GO N'EIRIGH AN BOTHAR LEAT 4:55
© Hazel O`Connor

You were the beacon that lit up my life
When i thought i was drowning you threw me a lifeline
You were the beauty i was the beast
You touched my soul, you made me whole,
you gave me peace
And though you may be going now into distance into time
I pray I know all the things you'll find
May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always there to fly
And may the sun shine 'til we meet again
And may the lord of life always protect you
Hold you safely in the palm of his hand
And may the sun shine
'Til we meet again
Thank you for being, well just being you
Thank you for being friend and helping me through
You leave an impression of love and of care
You leave me the strength
To carry the load we all must bear
And though you may be going now
into distance into time
I pray I know all the things you'll find
May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always there to fly
And may the sun shine 'til we meet again
And may the lord of life always protect you
Hold you safely in the palm of his hand
And may the sun shine 'til we meet again
'Til we meet again


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