----------- SMILE, 1984 - LYRICS ♪ -----------

JUST GOOD FRIENDS 4:12
© Hazel O`Connor

Manchester morning, Picadilly calling
I ask myself what is it to be free
Free from sorrow, love's tomorrow
Oh if I had a key how different it could be.

We didn't have much money then
But we were brave, we'd take each day
And danger with a smile
Well we couldn't see finality in our golden mile.

And now we're just good friends
Ooh and friends are things that ought to last forever
Yeah we're just good friends
But I don't see you no more
You don't even call
What kind of strange friendship is this

One xxxxx evening when you'd were leaving
Fly fly away my bird, fly off to find your son
Soon come tomorrow, soon come the sorrow
If you'd just stay for once, how different it would go

I thought I saw you at the station today
So you panicked and run, oh run you silly boy
Run away, like the bird that got stuck in the skylight
He can see it but he'll never reach the sky

And now we're just good friends
Ooh and friends are things that ought to last forever
Yeah we're just good friends
But I don't see you no more
You don't even call
What kind of strange friendship is this

We used to be so different you and me
We were lovers, and that's a fact
And now I see, there's distance between you and me
And I can't seem to face the fact

Now that we're just good friends
Ooh and friends are things that
Ought to last forever
Yeah we're just good friends
But I don't see you no more
You don't even call
What kind of strange friendship is this


DON'T TOUCH ME 3:39
© Hazel O`Connor
- Neil O'Connor

When I first saw your face,
I thought here's a man
Maybe he can, give it to me, something real
Give it to me, But this time with some feeling
But I said...

Don't touch me
Give me some real feeling
Don't hold me,
Give me something right from the part

Could have misjudged you,
I could have been wrong
A man with no feeling's
Like a man who sold his soul

Well we could be friends
But let's not forget
You and me, we're worlds apart
You want me to forget our scars
Well I could try, if you could too
Well I could die
And for me and the two and you
I said....

Don't touch me
Give me some real feeling
Don't hold me,
Give me something right from the part

Could have misjudged you,
I could have been wrong
A man with no feeling's
Like a man who sold his soul

Well I travelled far and I've travelled wide
And I met them folk who cheat and lie
Who never see the coloured sky
You kill, destroy.
And I was their little toy
And friend I stand here looking at you,
And I ask you sonny, Hey what you do
To justify your fruitless lies
To justify our poisoned skies

Don't touch me
Give me some real feeling
Don't hold me,
Give me some real feeling
Don't touch me
Give me some real feeling
Don't hold me,
Give me something right from the part

Could have misjudged you,
I could have been wrong
A man with no feeling's
like a man who sold his soul
Could have misjudged you,
No I wasn't wrong.


I'M SO SORRY 3:15
© Hazel O`Connor

I think I'd have to have lived a long long time ago
When the moon was around and we moved to the sound
of our own romantic song
And I gave you all the gifts that my body had to bear
But this world chewed them up spat them all out
And you acted like you didn't care.

Well enough is enough when the going get tough
Did we put our love on ice did it get cold
Well this world is so rough it could steal all of our love
But it could never steal our soul

Hold on love
I can see you now
I can feel your pain
I can see you now
I can feel your pain
it's comin' down like rain
And I'm so sorry

If you should leave me now
I'll sing for you a song
And it won't be a sorry song
It won't be a where did we go wrong
No, I'll sing a song of joy
That remains forever in my soul

Because saw us tonight she carves out
The amount of joy we can hold
If you leave me now
Love, then I must stay, well, I pray we meet again
Another time, another way
This far we filled
Well it must not go cold
And they will never steal our soul

Hold on love
I can see you now
I can feel your pain
I can see you now
I can feel your pain
it's comin' down like rain
And
Hold on love
I can see you now
I can feel your pain
I can see you now
I can feel your pain
it's comin' down like rain
And I'm so sorry
Hold on love
I can see you now
I can feel your pain
I can see you now
I can feel your pain
it's comin' down like rain
I'm so sorry


TELL ME A STORY 3:46
© Hazel O`Connor

Grey skies, up above
Smokey London ain't you got any love
Empty faces, they don't care
Nobody gives too much cos nobody dare
Nobody dare ah ha,
Nobody dare ah ha

Sunshine comes out it seems
Brings to life light shattered dreams
Hopes and fears of all the years
Are met inside of these glistening tears
Oh the tears ah ha
of the years ah ha
And you, I'm reaching for you to

Just tell me a story now
I listen to you
I've been lonely too
Just a story to crack the ice
I listen to you,
I've been lonely too

I've seen scars all over the place
I've seen people who just couldn't keep up the pace
I've seen a man shot down dead
I've seen just another story
Everybody read in the news today ah ha
In the news today ah ha
You, I'm reaching for you to

Just tell me a story now
I listen to you
I've been lonely too
Just a story to crack the ice
I listen to you,
I've been lonely too

I remember long before
So called friends came through that door
I remember but where are those friends now
You, I'm reaching for you to

Just tell me a story now
I listen to you
I've been lonely too
Just a story to crack the ice
I listen to you,
I've been lonely too


SMILE 3:27
© Hazel O`Connor
- Neil O'Connor

I swim across
A sea of broken dreams
I know that scene drownin's as easy as it seems
Yeah I know, I smile and let it go

I smile and let it go
I smile across
I try and dance again
Feelin' the heat
Feelin' the beat
Do you dance?
I don't know
I smile and it won't show
I smile and it won't show

I smile when that mother chats me up
to bring me down
I smile when you take me higher
just to drop me to the ground
I smile
Because I understand

I smile because I know
And would you up
and lead me on the floor
Dancing alone swing through the crowd
Swing to the shore
Even though, I smile and then I go
I smile and then I go
Turn turn again get up ***** see
just find your feet
just find the right beat
to ***************
I smile and let it go

I smile when that mother chats me up
to bring me down
I smile when you take me higher
just to drop me to the ground
I smile
Because I understand


CUTS TOO DEEP 3:40
© Hazel O`Connor

Daylight, slowly creeping through the crack in the curtains
and it suddenly reminded me I didn't sleep allnight.
It's just the thought of you I'll swear,
Lyin' in the fatal position,

How can I sleep?
How can I sleep when it cuts too deep?
It cuts too deep.

Take a handfull of magic,
Weigh it up on the scales
of the wrong place, the wrong time
Take one body of a memory
of a bright bright eyes
I can't erase from my mind

Oh, take one girl who said yeah
I can handle it, in the voice of a child.
Does that child weep?
Does that weep,
No it cuts too deep,
It cuts too deep

Yeah well, I've cried in the morning
and I've cried at night,
I've stamped on the pain of too much longing
I've cried in the morning
and I've cried at night
now it' all done
now it's all done.

All the dreams I've dreamed
I shall dream again eternally speaking
Just now the face of eternity
looks blank into the face of time

It's just the thought of you
lying in that naked position
Oh, how could I speak?
How could I speak when it cuts too deep
It cuts too deep
Oh, it cuts too deep

It cuts too deep.....


THE MAN I LOVE 3:42
© G. & I. Gerschwin

Someday he'll come along, the man I love.
And he'll be big and strong, the man I love.
And when he comes my way, I'll do my best to make him stay.

He'll look at me and smile, I'll understand.
And in a little while, he'll take my hand.
And though it seems absurd, I know we both won't say a word.

Maybe I shall meet him Sunday, maybe Monday, maybe not.
Still I'm sure to meet him one day,
Maybe Tuesday will be my good news day.

He'll build a little home, just meant for two,
From which I'll never roam, who would, would you?
And so all else above, I'm waiting for the man I love.

He'll build a little home, just meant for two.
From which I'll never roam, who would, would you?
And so all else above, I'm waiting for the man I love.


I DON'T KNOW 3:44
© Neil O'Connor

It's hard to live in a factory city
Auto metropole of the new kingdom come
Where you can look out of the glass, sure
And you can, maybe, glimpse the sun

But imagination spans further than
Fish and chips and beans from a can
My father had last night
And me?

I don't know,
I don't know what I want
But I want it now

I like to dress in rags
and silks and things
I wanna be someone else
With a different name
A different game
a different taste and smell

All my dreams go further than
Alpha centauri
I write myself into every story
Heroes and villains well,
They're my friends

And me?
I don't know,
I don't know what I want
But I want it now

Well the boys around here
act really weired
They just want to get you tied down
They never come to much
they never have the touch
They never want to leave this town
Well I guess I'm lucky
I've known a few exceptions
Who don't get off on expectations
All they need is the here and now

And me?
I don't know,
I don't know what I want
But I want it now


MYSTIFIES 3:49
© Hazel O`Connor
- Neil O'Connor

I want to see inside the situation
I want to paint some backdrop for my own inspiration
I want to seen to have been to have dreamed to my highest aspiration
and I'm going there, how long it takes I don't care,
I've got patience

I stepped inside
I tried to see
A life without when in could be
I won't give up
I know you see
But what makes you think I believe that
You got somethin' i need
You got somethin' i need
And if it mystifies you
Where's your soul?
Where's your soul?

Well you talk so much in double Dutch
It scares you that you change it such is life
and you know I care
of course I care,
But I won't wear the trappings of a wife
and when you think you know the music's dead
it'll still be going round, and round your head
And your pride and your pride and your pride,
It's cold comforts in your bed

I stepped inside
I tried to see
A life without when in could be
I won't give up
I know you see
But what makes you think I believe that
You got somethin' I need
You got somethin' I need
And if it mystifies you
Where's your soul?
And if it mystifies you
Where's your soul?
Where's your soul?

Come on and give me your soul
I want your soul
Where's your soul?


BRING IT ON HOME TO ME 3:38
© S.Cooke

If you ever, change your mind,
About leaving, leaving me behind
Won't you bring your
your sweet loving,
Bring it on home to me.

You made me cry
honey when you left,
But you only, only hurt yourself
So won't you bring your
your sweet loving,
Bring it on home to me.

I gave you jewellery,
And all my money and then it all,
All I do for you
but did it bring your, your sweet lovin'
Bring it on home to me.

Oh won't you bring your lovin'
Bring it on home to me
Why don't you bring your sweet lovin'
Bring it on home to me
Why don't you bring your sweet lovin'
Bring it on home to me

SPANCILL HILL 4:06
(traditional)

One night as he lay dreaming of pleasant days gone by
His mind being bent on rambling to lreland he did fly
he stepped on a vision and he followed with the wind,
when at last he came to anchor at the cross of Spancill Hill.

Then on the 23rd of June the day before the fair,
When Ireland’s sons and daughters and
friends assembled there.
The young and the old, the brave and
the bold cametheir dutie to fulfill
At the Parish Church in Clooney a mile from Spancill Hill.

He went to see his neighbours to see how they did fare,
The old ones were all dead and gone
the young ones turning grey.
He met with tailor Quigley he’s as funny as ever still,
Johnny used to patch his britches
when he lived in Spancill Hill.

He paid a flying visit to his one and only love,
She’s as gentle as a puppy and as pretty as a doll
She threw her arms around me saying,
Johnny I love you still,
Sure she’s Ned the farmer’s daughter and the pride of Spancill Hill.

He dreamt he held, he kissed her as many a time before,
Oh Johnny you’re only joking as many a time before.
The cock he crowed in the morning he crowed
both clear and shrill,
He awoke in California many miles from Spancill Hill.

Many thanks to Malc Bagley for the lyrics
and to Neil O'Connor for the corrections.

 

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