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exhaust the moment - 2013

walk with her - lyrics
pick me up - lyrics
this time - lyrics
say goodbye - lyrics
five years - lyrics
absence - lyrics
no goodbyes- lyrics
show me - lyrics
if you see her - lyrics
everyday ritual -
lyrics
now you're gone -
lyrics
eternal game - lyrics
someday, someway - lyrics


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walk with her
all I know about her is
she drives a green golf convertible
she visits my neighbour
I hear them laugh as my door pulls too


I walk by their window
catch a glimpse-turn my head away
I'm too shy to stand there (and)
brazenly pass the time of day

but I know I should stand up and tell her how I feel
though how can I explain-this sentiment is real

I wanna- walk with her, talk with her
I wanna-hold her close and never let her go
I wanna-walk a while - see her smile
I wanna - hold her tight and not let go.

I've seen her a few times
dressed in jeans - dressed in clinging black
hair long and smiling, hope one day
she will smile right back

and I can stand firm and tell her how I feel
though how can I explain the sentiment is real

I wanna.....................

pick me up

this time
mulling over empty days of the week
trying to make some sense out of all that defeats
wondering just what it feels like to cheat
circumstance - must it always drag you downand out of your depth when I cant be around
you hold me responsible for holding you down
as I cant seem to lift you up this time

dreams now lay shattered at your feet
or so it seems to one in receipt
of information so far incomplete
and your faith seems to slip away
this time

comes a time in each of our lives
we must face up to changes
and not be broken by an
ill wind that blasts us
fracturing chances
a foul deed that alters the circumstances
of life.

and your faith seems to slip away
this time
as I cant seem to lift you up
this time

 

say goodbye
I never really thought you'd do
one of those things you always threatened to
bu
t i was left in the dark,
no longer your sole confidante.

I only did as you asked and
left you alone to sort it out.
how was I to know the seed of doubt
implanted itself the night before?

and it seems that now you want to
say goodbye to me - to set me free
it seems that now you have to go.

I'm sorry that I wasn't there
in your obvious time of need,
it seems obvious to me - you'd have telephoned
if you'd wanted me to be there.

preferring the company of strangers
to your supposedly true best friend.
I feel so hurt inside - to be denied.
I'm the one who really loves you.

and it seems that now you want to
say goodbye to me - set yourself free
it seems that now you have to go.

so many nights - waiting by the telephone
so many days - running around for you
so many ways - feeling like I've been mis-used.
now no more - wasting by the telephone
now no more - racing after you
now it's time - to do exactly how I choose

and I choose that I dont want to
say goodbye to you - my love it's true
I never ever want to see you go.
though it seems you still want to
say goodbye to me - to be set free.
it seems you're really going to go.

say goodbye, say goodbye, say goodbye.


five years
in a matter of days
five years will have flown by
what will we have gained

with the passing of those days

swiftly slipping into weeks
that accelerate into months
of tangled memories
the sorrows left unsung

five years - in which we loved a lot
five years - we laughed and cried a lot
five years
five years
thanks a lot for the past
five years.

we've had our differences
we seem to have pulled through.
wonder what tomorrow brings
the thrill of the new?

five years - that we loved a lot
five years - we laughed and cried a lot
five years
five years
thanks a lot for the last
five years.


no goodbyes
cold morning, mist on the sea
still enjoying your company
sharing the night in your car
watched the waves and searched for stars
my eyes, hungry for sleep,
long for rest but still want to keep
this moment and how I feel
so incredible- yet so real.
we talked through the wind and the rain.
I wonder if we will meet again?
hope you dont find australia too hard
and dont forget to send me a card.

although we've only known each other
for a matter of days
i'm going to miss you when we part
but i'll remember the night we spent together
and there must be no goodbyes.

your letter came as a surprise.
a ray of sunshine through cloudy skies.
vague hints of our lost chance,
special lines that made my heart dance.
funny that his freindship we share
only started because you cut my hair
and that as I closed your car door
I somehow wish we had met weeks before.

I dont suppose hat I will see you
for a couple of years.
i will keep a place for you in my heart
but this thought does have one consolation,
there can be no goodbyes

no goodbyes -
I recall narrow winding lanes in the morning
smiling at the thought of what we had just shared.

no goodbyes -
I say hello to your photograph.
it's good to know someone out there cares.

absence
you said you felt lonely
even when I weas around.
sometimes you never spoke at all,
sat staring at the ground.
you said, though never told me,
you felt I'd let you down,
through it all i tried
to lay to rest the doubt I felt inside.

it's said that absence
makes the heart grow fonder.
I've found that absence
makes that heart a wanderer.
it's written on these city streets,
the pavements that you pound,
who you can find will just have to do
when the one you want cannot be found.

" I'd hoped we'd have drifted apart
with the passing of the weeks" -
your words cut me to the bone
causing me to weep
for the love now surely lost
and no matter what the cost
the flame could never be re-kindled,
the fire's been doused by the tears inside.

it's said that absence
makes the heart grow fonder.
I've found that absence
makes that heart a wanderer.
it's written on these city streets,
the pavements that you pound,
who you can find will just have to do
when the one you want is never around.

it's written on those subway walls,
carved on seats in shopping malls
"absence makes the heart grow..."

it's written on those subway walls,
carved on seats in shopping malls
it says.......

that absence
makes the heart grow fonder.
I've found that absence
makes that heart a wanderer.
it's written on these city streets,
the pavements that you pound,
who you can find will just have to do
when the one you want cannot be found.

who you can find will just have to do
when the one you want is never around.


show me




now you're gone




if you see her
I passed her in the street today.
she smiled in such an inviting way.
hair long and dark with just a hint of red
and as she passed by
my heart did sigh.

I now know where she spends her days
and I pass by her window - so many ways
go through my head to break the ice
and speak with her alone -
I cant even phone

cause I dont even know her name
let alone her number
and if you see her
you'll know why I need her
to need me just the same.

I passed her in the town tonight
before my eyes such a gorgeous sight.
oh I'd love to know just how she spends her nights
and if alone -
wanting someone to phone?

but I dont even know her name
let alone her number
and if you see her
you'll know why I need her
to need me just the same.

need to know her name
got to get her number
got to see her
tell her I need her
to need me just the same.


eternal game
another day, another dime.
a dollar bill drops to the floor.
another lonely wasted life
terminates behind closed doors.

some things never change
they simply re-arrange
the picture sin the frame.
no sunshine - always rain.
no respite from the pain
of the eternal game.

another heart beats much too fast
for a love that will never last.
if we reach three score and ten
happy ever after - well what then?

something's got to change.
wouldn't life be strange
to never love again,
to never feel such pain.
for all of us to gain
in the eternal game.

my friend tries to tell me
of the beauty that she's found.
she tells me "it's easy, just open up
and let him in"

some things never change
no matter what's attained
the colour always fades
when beckons cold the grave,
still waiting to be saved
from the eternal game.

oh lord it's got to change
and those that still remain
through faith will they attain
the grace to love again?
oh long may it reign
in the eternal game.

oh long may it reign.
long may love reign.
it's the eternal game.



someday, someway




everyday ritual
all of the boys playing with their toys
racing in cars from bar to bar.
all little girls looking for pearls
follow their star from bar to car.
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each and every saturday
the same courtship ritual.
"like a drink, would you like to dance -
love to take you home with me,
maybe watch a little late night tv?"

all the grown men, snug in their den
discussing their darts and private parts.
oh little women - heads in a spin
hope their mills and boon lover will come soon.

each and every day the same
disillusioned ritual.
feed the cats, feed the kids,
feed themselves with fantasy
absorbing all that plasticised tv.

and resume that age old
courtship ritual.
"first a drink, then a dance
then I'll take you home with me,
maybe we'll switch off the late night tv?"


exhaust the moment is a collection of recordings from the distant to recent past.
complete with imperfections, the recordings capture the moment, the essence of the song.

the title inspiration comes from the 1949 book of poetry "annie allen" by gwendolyn brooks

"exhaust the little moment
soon it dies.
and be it gash or gold
it will not come
again in this identical
disguise.