The Last Star

Here at the start of the dance

Block all the exits and take you no chance

Heroes and villains are we

With desperate detectives avoiding the pleas

Of the last star that’s

Shooting where you are

Misled, fooled and shaken by the tale of the clown

 

Out of the sun in the sky

Like a bolt from the blue, hit straight tween the eyes

Hammer blow took to the head of a

Distant reminder of promises made to

The last star that’s

Shooting where you are

Misled, fooled and shaken by the tale of the clown headed for

The last star

Shooting where you are

 

Here at the start of it all

Watch from the distance who answers the call

Winners and losers are here with

A gleam in their eyes as they try to draw near to

The last star that’s

Shooting where you are

 

 

Milky Way

Well I’ve never known a colder winter

Than the time I lived by the railroad track

Searching for scraps of comfort, cheer and timber

I’d burn to keep the north wind off my back

I'd be dreaming of a near forgotten passion

Thinking of a near forgotten love

She seemed so real I’d try to reach out and grasp her

But only ever dirt and ice in my gloves

 

CH

I guess I just missed out on starting something

Somewhere out along the great highway

Didn’t we all miss out on starting something?

Out along the milky dusty way

 

Spring came along and I grew restless

Headed south with a song to play the world and the

Blossoms on the trees lifted my spirits just like the

Short skirts upon the pretty girls

I played the best I could for prince and pauper

But the longing for home just grew and grew and the

Southern man turned out to be a waste of space and

The girls can’t hold a candle to you

 

CH

 

Well I’ve never known a colder winter

Than the time I spent by the railroad track

Searching for scraps of comfort, cheer and timber

I’d burn to keep the north wind off my back

 

CH

 

Mystify Me

Captain of a pirate ship or driver of a train

Made to walk the plank or race from Indians on the plane

No past life of cook or blacksmith, peasant stable boy

Golden past for me please no regrets and no remorse

 

Mystify me pacify me take me to your king

Let me see the darker side of you

Don’t untie me till I find the answer to it all

Those seven sons we left inside of you

 

When I was a lord then surely you must have been queen

Sure I helped you climb upon your throne

To the fore a hero came and tied you to a tree

Another past life closer to the bone

 

Mystify me pacify me take me to your king

Let me see the darker side of you

Don’t untie me till I find the answer to it all

Those seven sons we left inside of you

 

The Last Star

Here at the start of the dance

Block all the exits and take you no chance

Heroes and villains are we

With desperate detectives avoiding the pleas

Of the last star that’s

Shooting where you are

Misled, fooled and shaken by the tale of the clown

 

Out of the sun in the sky

Like a bolt from the blue, hit straight tween the eyes

Hammer blow took to the head of a

Distant reminder of promises made to

The last star that’s

Shooting where you are

Misled, fooled and shaken by the tale of the clown headed for

The last star

Shooting where you are

 

Here at the start of it all

Watch from the distance who answers the call

Winners and losers are here with

A gleam in their eyes as they try to draw near to

The last star that’s

Shooting where you are

 

 

Milky Way

Well I’ve never known a colder winter

Than the time I lived by the railroad track

Searching for scraps of comfort, cheer and timber

I’d burn to keep the north wind off my back

I'd be dreaming of a near forgotten passion

Thinking of a near forgotten love

She seemed so real I’d try to reach out and grasp her

But only ever dirt and ice in my gloves

 

CH

I guess I just missed out on starting something

Somewhere out along the great highway

Didn’t we all miss out on starting something?

Out along the milky dusty way

 

Spring came along and I grew restless

Headed south with a song to play the world and the

Blossoms on the trees lifted my spirits just like the

Short skirts upon the pretty girls

I played the best I could for prince and pauper

But the longing for home just grew and grew and the

Southern man turned out to be a waste of space and

The girls can’t hold a candle to you

 

CH

 

Well I’ve never known a colder winter

Than the time I spent by the railroad track

Searching for scraps of comfort, cheer and timber

I’d burn to keep the north wind off my back

 

CH

 

Mystify Me

Captain of a pirate ship or driver of a train

Made to walk the plank or race from Indians on the plane

No past life of cook or blacksmith, peasant stable boy

Golden past for me please no regrets and no remorse

 

Mystify me pacify me take me to your king

Let me see the darker side of you

Don’t untie me till I find the answer to it all

Those seven sons we left inside of you

 

When I was a lord then surely you must have been queen

Sure I helped you climb upon your throne

To the fore a hero came and tied you to a tree

Another past life closer to the bone

 

Mystify me pacify me take me to your king

Let me see the darker side of you

Don’t untie me till I find the answer to it all

Those seven sons we left inside of you

 

Borderline

What does it mean? What have I done?

I leave behind the one I loved

Mother to my son.

Out of the flame, but into the blue

I step across the great divide

To start my life anew.

Husband, father, I’m trusted friend no more

The trust I’d gained I lost the day

I knocked upon your door.

But I can’t live on the borderline anymore

 

Driving along not looking back

In case I see a river of tears swallowing up my tracks

Two pairs of jeans and an old guitar

And a few CD’s of scratchy blues all thrown in the back of my car

A promise to my son that we’ll still be the same

But a broken man shuts the door at last and drives out into the rain

And I can’t cross that borderline again

 

Well I’m tired of the lies

I won’t lead my life through bad alibis

And I’m broken, I’m torn in two

Only half what I was is all I bring to you

 

Father, husband, I’m trusted friend no more

The trust I’d gained I lost the day

I knocked upon your door.

But I can’t live on the borderline anymore

 

Devil's Disguise

Auburn hair and emerald eyes

Don’t be fooled by the look of that girl she’s a nun in a devil’s disguise

She knows you want her

She knows you’ll do anything

She’ll take you to the top of the hill

She’ll show you where she’s been

It’s happened before I know it’s going to happen again

But the way she treated me I don’t want to see her treating my friend

You think you please her

Don’t believe her

When she lies she’s a nun in a devil’s disguise

 

Tight red dress and long heels

She’ll make you think you’re driving the car but she’s the one holding the wheel

She knows you want her

She knows you’ll do anything

She’ll take you to the top of the hill

She’ll show you everything

It’s happened before I know it’s going to happen again

But the way she treated me I don’t want to see her treating my friends

She’s a teaser

Don’t believe her

When she lies she’s a nun in a devil’s disguise

 

She knows you want her

She knows you’ll do anything

She’ll take you to the top of the hill

She’ll show you where she’s been

It’s happened before I know it’s going to happen again

But the way she treated me I don’t want to see her treating my friend

You think you please her

Well don’t believe her

When she lies she’s a nun in a devil’s disguise

 

The Judgment of Paris Part 1

Sat under an old oak tree with just this guitar for my company

And I’m trying to sing the right out of wrong and the you out of me

Waiting here by harbour wall tides rise as I take a fall

And I'm wishing that you were here but hoping I'd be far away

Well wasn’t it me that held on to your heart?

While all around us fell apart like a

Cork upon a treacherous sea

Never to be more than hearts alone

You and me

 

Words come as slow or not at all like my phone lays waiting for your call

And I’m trying to write the wrong from the love and the love in the song

But these chords I’ve heard them all before and I thought we deserved a little more

But the song like the page is in the book and the book is now yours

Well wasn’t it me that made you cry and

Shot down in flames all those lies

When the world around came crashing down

Never to be more than hearts alone

You and me

 

The Judgment of Paris Part 2

In my wildest dreams I can’t imagine all this glory

Sole king of the world all others kneeling before me

Hear me Hera why don't you lay the judgment of Paris on me

 

Wise way past my years and skilled in all things yet to be

First one into the fray but the last one left standing that's now me

Never to be more than hearts alone you and me

 

In my time of need you turned the light on let me see

And love never burned bright till you fanned the flames and

Set love free

Aphrodite why did you lay the judgment of Paris on me

Never to be more than hearts alone you and me

 

Wheels

The first time you called me my baby I was

M 1 southward bound

Staring straight at the road ahead and

Loving my engine sound

It’s not about your face my honey

It’s not about your smile

I just needed to feel the open road beneath my wheels for a while

Don’t go getting the wrong idea

When I spend my time on the road I

Don’t feel the need to speed by numbers or

Follow the Highway Code

I know you’re only worried about me

You say tell me where you are?

Well I’m not anywhere baby just behind the wheel of this car

 

CH

Could I lose you?

Under the wheels

If I choose to

Under the wheels of a car

 

Running out of fuel and time and I’m

Westward M 69

I'd turn south if I could but I know that further north are the friends of mine

It’s not about the way you look and it’s not about the way you are

If I could only find a straight road home and get myself out of this car

 

CH

 

Here and Now

Where ever you go and whatever you do

Remember this time and place and what I'm saying to you

When you're in trouble so deep that you can't see you way through

Remember we're always here for you

 

CH

Here and now this fire burns

Everything that's given here comes free with no return

Here and now is what you'll always be

My blessed child happy, lovin and free

 

And if you look around and you don't see good from bad

Take the clearest path that you can see back to what you had

And if you travel light and you can't just see the road

You can always get your help with the heavy load

 

CH

 

Three Times Forgiven

Live under the sky

Love over the blue

Life lost in the blink of an eye or two

Two Dreams lost from view

Three times forgiven are you

Four ways to say goodbye to me and you

 

My mind right on the scene

Finger marks left at the crime

Heart straight to the center of the matter this Time

Time for a change

Change for a while

While the cat’s away let’s play for a while

 

Life under the sky

Live over the blue with      

Love lost in the blink of an eye or two

Two Dreams lost from view

Three times forgiven are you

Four ways to say goodbye to me and you

 

Corfu Sunset

Passing through life without our pain and suffering

With the cards they dealt we did alright you know some never are going to win

Loved, lost and broke some hearts then had them mended and found again

Dreamers high upon the feel of a midsummer mistral wind

 

Past loves crying at their loss while others mourn and count the cost

Of all we’ve ever been and all you ever are

Up there on that hill wishing on a star

I was taken by surprise by the love light in your eyes on a

Corfu sunset California sunrise

 

Promise hanging in the air, am I missing signals everywhere

Voices screaming in my head why’re you lying in an empty bed?

Field upon field of green whilst we stand in dust bowl red

Dreamers high upon the feel now this years summer love is here

 

Past loves crying at their loss while others mourn and count the cost

Of all we’ve ever been and all you ever are

Up there on your hill wishing on a star

I was taken by surprise by the love light in your eyes on a

Corfu sunset California sunrise

 

 

Sinners

Sin discovered the secrets out

And our hidden moments they know all about

There’s no place now I think as home

I only picture you when I'm all alone

But here in your car feels safe and warm

Your head resting here on my arm

 

We're sinners lost you and I

So let’s start the car and just drive

I'm looking for a place where no one from our lives

Would ever stop or know or even pass on by

The cloud of remorse hangs heavy on this town

Forever it's clear in your arms

 

CH

You can't leave your world and

Mine is crushing from within

We have no time left at all

An end has come to the dreams

That's why I need you

To stop when I tell you

There's someone who believes

That's how much I love you

 

Repent you sinners and admit you’re wrong

We'll try to forget, forgive and carry on

Close this box and put it on the shelf

Try to think of others and not just yourself

The world that you know is waiting for you

Forever wrapped here in our arms

 

CH