Lyrics

Ghosts on the Ocean

Through golden sands and hills of green on the quest for my Celtic Queen From blue stacks high to Malin head along the coast I smiled I sped Searching high and searching low jumped on a bus went to Dungloe All the Marys at the ball I saw her my Donegal doll

Hair of gold and eyes of green she’s the look of a lady and the poise of a queen All that beauty can’t conceal the fire in her belly and the reel in her heel Sharp with the tongue blood will rise she will cut you down with a look in her eyes She’s the best of them all, she’s the one, my Donegal doll

If all the men in the world could visit Donegal Heaven would have to close its doors ‘cos so many would fight and fall For all the girls that live here are sprayed with magic dust That makes a man, makes a home, and makes a wife a must my Donegal doll

People say good things come to those who wait But if I were you I’d put on my shoes and run right out the gate Straight into this county and let my heart fall Hair of gold and eyes of green, she’s the one, my Donegal doll.

I’ve paid my dues to worry, self pity and doubt too Wondering where she’s going and what she’s doing with who I’ve paid respects to trusting love and loyalty But I’m a man who cannot plan a life ahead with thee

Chorus: Tell my girl I’m leaving I’m going right away I’ve had enough of the lonely stuff and her free and easy ways (Repeat)

I’ve paid the price of heartache one too many times Thinking about all those lies I’ve seen the warning signs I’ve paid for my mistakes too many times before I’ll kick her out and let a shout ‘you’re not with me no more

Chorus: Tell my girl I’m leaving I’m going right away I’ve had enough of the lonely stuff and her free and easy ways (Repeat).

What do you do when life has you broken? Where do you go when words can’t be spoken? Fears and tears are all that remain Trouble and hurt cause all of the pain

Ghosts on the ocean waves with a notion My heart I give to you, my queen of time Portnoo

Stories begin in the depths of a mountain A waterfall breaks and flows like a fountain Little wings buzzing on warm breezes toiling Forests are hidden and trees start a howling

Fires and burning tides are now turning My heart I give to you, my queen of time Portnoo

Ancient stones standing and caves that are drowning Down by the pier the seas are now sounding Keeper of secrets and small harmless sins Timeless Portnoo will welcome you in

Ghosts on the ocean waves with a notion My heart I give to you, my queen of time Portnoo Fires and burning tides are now turning My heart I give to you, my queen of time Portnoo.

‘Oer frozen lands beyond the ancient seas Where birds fly high upon the icy breeze I hear you call from far beyond the grave Your voice sails high upon the wave

From Anascaul to find new hopes new dreams There was a man, his name was young Tom Crean With captain Scott he struck out for the pole Faced death and saved his fellow souls

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With Shackelton you risked your life and limb To save the crew you fought the seas with him You have a heart cut straight from granite stone The sea flows through your flesh and bones

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From North to South across the oceans wide You lived your life with hope and strength and pride I hear you call from far beyond the grave Your voice sails high upon the wave

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The four winds blow and you will hoist your sail The seas will roll and you will tame the gale Oh young Tom Crean so brave, so wild, so strong Your tale will always echo on Your tale will always echo on.

I am the king of the leprechauns I come from the valley of the setting sun I have a story that must be told Everyone wants my pot of gold

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How many hillsides can you take? How many forests can you break? Listen to me and heed me well The future is dark the truth I tell

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Who are you trying to impress? Indulging yourself you have made this mess Increase your wealth and all you possess Double your trouble and triple your stress

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They feed their need for greed at such a speed They feed their need for greed at such a speed La la la la leprechaun La la la la leprechaun.

I’ve got a fist full of knuckles bleeding to the bone Fighting tooth and nail for my own beloved home There’s no work, no jobs, no money there is nothing left in town But our own greedy government who brought things crashing down

Oh I see my wife so loving blinded by the tears Sick with hurt and worry, oh and crippled by the fear Another cold dark winter, oh it’s breath upon my door It’s so hard to keep the wolf down when it’s always wanting more

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You may sentence me to life eternity You may run the rivers dry But you’ll never beat me while I breathe It’s a long way to the dole queue when you’re crawling on your knees

Now the young men of this country have a debt of misery Condemned by the rich man to a life of slavery And this time we are land bound with no place that we can go To escape all the hardship we’re now reaping what they sowed

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You may take away my pay check but you’ll never take my life There’s still some gold in Ireland in the heart of every wife I’ve still got my family, my friends, companions too And my children are still laughing cause they haven’t got a clue Chorus.

The craic is good and the weather is fine the toxins in his body are blowing his mind He can’t stop he’s a one man show He’s everyone’s friend ‘cos anything goes He wonders to himself what the hell he’s doing here Caught up in the madness soaked in beer Lying on his back he looks at a cloud Wishing he was one to escape the crowd

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Into Dublin town on a Saturday night By O’ Connell Street through bright lights Some change in his pocket even less in his hand The parasites have left him and he can barely stand At last the night comes to an end His heads spinning he’s going round the bend He finds a bush in the middle of the dark This will be his bed his room is the park

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Early morning hear the bustle and the din His eyes are open but nobodies in People rush by they don’t even stare Poor Sam the man they no longer care He once had a life was everybody’s friend They took it all to the bitter end Now Sam Mc Grue is six feet underneath Not one sinner showed up to offer their grief

Chorus People love to buy him drink and laugh at him so he’ll act the village clown Oh Sam Mc Grue they laugh at you Oh Sam Mc Grue they use you.

Of all the stars in the sky the brightest one of all Is the star that will never fall Of all the grains of sand I see scattered on the shore I know that I’m one and my heart grows sore

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We held each other through the night moments lost in time And when I woke and reached for her my heart could not find This love was destined all along never to become For she had her beliefs and I had none

Chorus I wander near I wander far for the girl I know I’ll never have I curse the sky can’t say goodbye for the girl I know I’ll never have.

Well I’ve got two legs under me, one’s made of wood And when I go dancing I’m misunderstood ‘Cos I’ve got me a rhythm all of my own My left leg starts swinging & me right looks for home Well this leg that I’m wearing has a mind of its own It’s the king of the music, the floor is it’s throne And when all the women go look for a man Says I dance the limp of ole Lamps Lenehan

Well a woman I talked to asked me my name Says I I’m Lamps Lenehan, the gamest of game Sure I’ve got me a style of my own My left leg starts swinging & me right looks for home I poke it, I stoke it on fires of turf I swing it, I sway it on waves I do surf It’s the best part I’ve got it helps me to stand Says I it’s the limp of ole Lamps Lenehan

Now the best of this story is whence from it came A fairy tree cut down, good luck was it’s name Oh it’s charmed, possesses a mind of its own My left leg starts swinging & me right looks for home Now when I start dancing the music obeys The limb casts a spell on a wish it does play A game that no woman can deny this man Says I it’s the limp of ole Lamps Lenehan

Ring forts and horses and seas of mist Are no match for Lamps Lenehan when he plants her a kiss For the wood from a fairy tree used as a leg Is a force of nature from Cork to Bunbeg It’s the fairies, the banshees, the pots of gold The songs and the stories, the fibs that are told It’s the bogs and the ditches, the spirits, the witches Says I it’s the limp of ole Lamps Lenehan.

Chorus: Oh it was terrible tear Me and myself and my mother were there May I get mixed up on the wheels of a train I’ll never go back to a wedding again

Oh the first one to sing was a Hughie O’ Hara He could n nay sing so he gave us a verse of terrara Now ole Hughie’s remains they went out in a bara The night o’ the wedding ole Laghey Mc Grath

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Oh the next one to sing was an ole Mrs Russel She could n nay sing so she started to whistle Now ole Mrs Russell got a kick up the bustle The night o’ the wedding ole Laghey Mc Grath

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Oh the next one to sing was a Hughie Mac Ginty He could n nay sing so he kicked up a shinty Well he reached for a poker and killed about twenty The night o’ the wedding ole Laghey Mc Grath

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Gonna Make My Move

Just the other day in my car I saw a vision of the future I sped through a red got caught deep in thought A heavy fine clouds my mind this wasn’t in my plan No more daydreaming I got to quit Stop chasing around I’ve had enough of this s*** But I can’t stop chasing rainbows but I can’t stop chasing rainbows Blue skies hopeful eyes As I walk through green fields Fed up of fame I’m daydreaming again And I missed reading that sign Oh I walk into a pond next thing I know I am drowning Down I go like a stone complete darkness I’m on my own But I can’t stop chasing rainbows but I can’t stop chasing rainbows

I wake up in a room with a vision for the future But the devil walks in tells me I’m dead Says I drowned but he’ll give me a bed Me with a plan what rotten luck To be dead and buried no one gives a f*** Ah well! I’ll get a tan meet a girl and become the man But I can’t stop chasing rainbows but I can’t stop chasing rainbows Wake up get up is all I hear I do what I’m told and guess what? – I’m here Yes alive in a cell supposedly not feeling very well. You see after the fine I blanked out & now a sexy officer asked me out I told her my dream she laughed out loud I’d just found my rainbow behind a cloud

I can’t stop chasing, chasing rainbows Chasing all the time.

When the world has you down on your knees And your souls crying out begging please And you feel that your in a dead end then listen my friend

When your heart has been smothered to death And your bones have got nothing more left And this life has you down on the ropes

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When the man has you working all day And your stressed with those bills that need paid And you believe in your heart you can’t cope

Bridge You’ve got to hold on to dreams and all of your hopes You’ve got to reach out stop sliding down that slippery slope

Chorus Be strong today, find your way, fly away…….that’s O.k! Be strong today, find your way, fly away…….that’s O.k!

Fly away ………………that’s O.k! Fly away ………………that’s O.k! Fly away ………………that’s O.k! Fly away ………………that’s O.k!.

When you were just a little girl you had a gift an ability To put a smile on another face no matter what the company Oh and then you became a woman And I felt the gift you had

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Most smiles are started by someone all it takes is one or two I find people smiling back at me ‘cos I’m smiling at the thought of you Your breath your hair your life I care Your face your touch your smile I love so much And I know you are there for me and it’s plain for all to see

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Bridge Without you my world comes tumbling down Without you my life goes round and round Without you my days are dark and nights are long so long

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You put a smile on my face you put a smile on my face You put a smile on my face you put a smile on my face You put a smile on my face you put a smile on my face Your smile let me put a smile on my face.

Wondering how it is I’m gonna get from A A to B Oh it’s the distance between you you and me Wondering how it is I’m gonna get myself on a date Oh it’s the distance between love, love and fate And I only want to ask you ask you out sometime And I only want to make you make you make you mine So come on baby give me just a little sign To ease the pain inside to show the love I hide

Oh sitting in a bath with a photograph Working out ways just to make her laugh I will be your man Walking for a mile just to find some style Working out ways just to make her smile I will be your man

Thinking about things and working out ways to make make my move Oh it’s the sum of all the parts that guarantee I do not lose Thinking about things and working out ways to win your love Oh it’s the sum of everything in the heavens above And I only want to ask you ask you out sometime And I only want to make you make you make you mine So come on baby give me just a little sign To ease the pain inside to show the love I hide

Sunbeam shining on a rainy day Skipping and jumping let’s go out and play I will be your man A rainbow shooting all across the sky A Technicolor Spectacle for you and I I will be your man

(Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah) Am I wasting my time chasing rainbows? Am I losing my mind over you? Am I only in love with the thought of loving you?

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I’ve been a fool I’ve been a clown I’ve suppressed my emotions till they put me down To an all time low a dark dark place where I lost my mind did not recognise my face So I got down on my hands and knees and begged the man above to save my soul and show me love Now the mist has lifted my objective is clear no more procrastination, no more fear

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So I got on a boat crossed the Irish sea and I sailed all night with the promise that she Would still be there Oh so fine I would return and make her mine Then at last I would be free from the chains of loneliness I’d break out and be A new man with a new heart with my dream girl and a brand new start

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So I got a little courage and splashed a little on looked out from the boat into the setting sun Oh I see her face before me just across the bay emotional freedom time to give it all away So I got down on my knee took her hand in mine told her how I love her she’s one of a kind I pop the question she say’s I do I seal it with a kiss ‘cos I love you

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Gonna make gonna make gonna make my move, gonna take a chance and make a stance and make that move tonight My move is overdue I need you yes I do.

Ladies with their attitude smiling on the floor Beautiful boys with lots of toys looking to score They start a jumping parties pumping yeah we’re turning up the heat Gonna take you Gonna make you, Gonna lift you of your feet

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Cool wind breeze hits night time sweat as bodies start to slide Temperatures are rising as the girls no longer hide They start a kissing touching It’s a match made in heaven Gonna party like a Whoo Hooo in the year 007

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Oh Noughty Noughty Seven Oh Noughty Noughty Seven

Did’nt I Did’nt I Did’nt I Did’nt I Did’nt I get you off your seat Did’nt I Did’nt I Did’nt I Did’nt I Did’nt I make you feel that beat Did’nt I Did’nt I Did’nt I Did’nt I Did’nt tell you we would meet Could’nt I Could’nt I Could’nt I Could’nt I Could’nt I kiss you on the street

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Na na na na na na na na na Na na na na na na na na na.

Look At The Moon

Why does a wild river flow? How does the great wind blow? Is it written in the stars above? Everything must have a place From the ants in the ground to the human race

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Why are we ruled by emotion? like the moon over the ocean Just like me to you my love Everything must have a place From the ants in the ground to the human race!

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Bridge Yeah

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Look at the moon high in the sky making us ask question why Look at the sun see how it sits science and art in a perfect fit Look at the moon high above is it a sign oh for love Life in motion a poets play for you and me in a beautiful way.

Sunday morning sun is shining Making my way back home The leaves on the trees well they’re singing Blue skies smiling down Please just let me say

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Everyday is a wonder In the arms of your love I know with you I’ll never go under You lift me up so high Please just let me say

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Way down deep within my soul There’s a place I like to go And way up high in the sky There’s a place for you and I

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In my heart in my soul there’s a feeling that grows It’s life it’s love it’s beautiful From my heart I will live from my soul I will give It’s life it’s love it’s beautiful.

I see you there with your long brown hair Smiling down without a care Blue skies and heaven knows why a feeling grows deep down inside Caught up the slipstream of your perfume I feel the love I feel it for you

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Summer bloom and hazy skies Tan legs making crazy guys Caught up the slipstream of her perfume I feel the love I feel it for you

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I can see I can see I can see yeah I can see I can see I can see I can see I can see I can see I see you there

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I See You there.

At first I met you your smile said to me Come on take a chance float your boat on my magic sea But I was an isolated fool and I played it too cool Everyday we met complete chemistry Our eyes in a battle too intense to see That you and I played a game and now I’ve lost again

Gotta give gotta give gotta give gotta give it all away Cos I’m in a state about our fate every time I think about our love

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If but and maybe are nothing but the same If but and maybe are nothing but the same for you and me If but and maybe so never ever never ever never live in the land of what if

You and me were completely free To follow our hearts not our minds I’m Out of control am falling out of the sky This love comes with terms and conditions apply Our night together I will not forget Our lips touching with the heat the sweat Lost in the moment lost in time Like some cosmic super force just breathing a sigh

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Now it’s gone it’s in the past why the hell did it not last Was it you? Was it me? Did we move too fast? Why throw it away? I just gotta say You and me completely free would be as one as one as can be But we lost an opportunity I loved you and you loved me.

Take Just What You Need

Four by fours on high ways with way to many seats Mc Donald’s on our corners and star bucks in our streets Houses getting bigger families decline The world is getting smaller yet we still ain’t got the time

I don’t believe in American dreams

Propaganda preachers proclaiming everything Subject us to their marching band like a puppet on a string But the people are a rising their about to wake The tide is a turning the waves about to break I don’t believe in American dreams

When you believe in nothing anything will do From Jesus to Buddha some Islam and Hindu Economies are breaking there about to fall The poor keep on dying no ones answering their call

I don’t believe in American dreams.

When you believe in nothing anything will do From Jesus to buda some Islam and Hindu Economies are breaking there about to fall The poor keep on dying no ones answering their call

American Dreams American Dreams American Dreams I don’t believe in American dreams.

Sunshine came down my window pane Moonshine got me going round the bend I’m gonna go go go go go go go go away from this town Everybody say no no no no no no no no they’re just trying to bring me down

So I say no I’m gonna go away from here So I say no I’m gonna go away from here

Destination all aboard for all the people who want more A far off nation to be found beyond Imagination takes you there let your spirit breathe the air A far off nation to be found beyond

Sometimes I feel I’m going insane This time I won’t come home again I’m gonna go go go go go go go go away from this town Everybody say no no no no no no no no they’re just trying to bring me down

So I say no I’m gonna go away from here So I say no I’m gonna go away from here

Destination all aboard for all the people who want more A far off nation to be found beyond Imagination takes you there let your spirit breathe the air A far off nation to be found beyond

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In the summer of the seventh year I was chillin on the beach And the boys were splashing around Trying to impress us girls with the silly little things When boys act like clowns But this one boy came over took my hand Smiled at me as we lay on the golden sands As he held me close and he pulled me tight People disappeared in the fading light

Kiss me now don’t ask why Kiss me now don’t be shy

So we kissed all through the night And we listened to the sound of the waves tumbling down Underneath the moonlit sky Time stood still and life just passed us by A day in the life a life in the day Love can be born and then taken away You gave me a moment and said goodbye But a moments a lifetime and I’m flying high

Kiss me now don’t ask why Kiss me now don’t be shy

Ohhh Ohhh high Ohhh Ohhh high

Kiss me now don’t ask why Kiss me now don’t be shy ’Cos life is short for you and I It’s in a life of a dragonfly

Just like a dragonfly A dragonfly.

Gregory and Natalie going out sometime Gregory and Natalie yeah they’re doing fine Gregory and Natalie it’s true that love is blind But then one day it came apart ‘cos Gregory lied and broke her heart

Goodbye Gregory Goodbye Gregory

You and me and everybody wondering what’s going on You and me and everybody thinking who’s right or wrong You and me and everybody waiting for an end So now you’ve got to make a stand do you still want him as your man?

Goodbye Gregory Goodbye Gregory

Get up stand up Natalie go and ditch that guy Get up stand up Natalie last time he’l make you cry Hold your head up Natalie spread your wings and fly So now your soaring in the sky don’t look back just say goodbye

Goodbye Gregory Goodbye Gregory Goodbye Gregory Goodbye Gregory.

Through the wind and rain I go I sleep to dream because I know In a place I once called home Now you’re gone I’m here alone

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I tread across the sands of time Wild but tame and you were mine I will see you someday when I close my eyes and dream again

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By your side I long to be In your arms is home to me By your side I long to be In your arms is home to me.

I love the ground where on he stands And the love that he brings I love the way he holds my hands And lifts my broken wings

I love the ground where on he stands And the path he walks with me I love the way he holds my hands And his strength is all that I need

You know I love you and I need you I’d be lost without you in this dark dark world Because a woman needs a man To love and call her own

I love the ground where on he stands And the shadows that he casts And I’ll always love the ground Where on he stands

You know I love you and I need you I’d be lost without you in this dark dark world Because a woman needs a man To love and call her own

I love the ground where on he stands And the shadows that he casts And I’ll always love the ground And I’ll always love the ground And I’ll always love the ground Where on he stands.

I want away now from my honky tonk woman Going back home to my loving kin ‘Cos she’s a devil woman with a whole lot of sin

Well what you talking about why you acting so coy? You gotta know that you’re just a little boy And I’m a gonna play with you like a little toy

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I said ladies women ladies and women you gotta know to talk Dirty and flirty dirty and flirty you gotta know how to treat him because he’s such a Mr dumb

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I said hey I said ho I said hey I said ho I said Ohhh Ohhh Ohhh Ohhh She’s Miss domestic in my home

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Something’s gotta give Something’s gotta give Whooo whooo Something’s gotta give Something’s gotta give Whooo whooo

I said a baby you know I love you still I said a honey you’re the headache I’m the pill ‘Cos I’m Miss domestic and you’re Mr Dumb.

You were lost my child So I took you under my wing You were down oh so down So I gave you everything And you made a joke out of us And you abused all of my trust You showed me your true colours

You were wrong oh so wrong When you cheated you cheated on me And it got dark oh so dark That I couldn’t see And you made a joke out of us And you abused all of my trust You showed me your true colours

You lied and you sank your teeth into my soul You spat on my face and dug me into a hole You broke my back and left me to die You you ain’t got no alibi

You you ain’t got no alibi.

You’ve power is all over me You’re colour is all I can see You’re East and West North and South The wind that I hear the taste in my mouth Your shadow is over me

I said Take just what you need I said take just what you need of a me

I got to save a piece of my own To survive this dark world alone I said take just what you need And I break and you take what you need you watch me bleed

I said take just what you need I said take just what you need Ohhh I said take just what you need of a me

Ahhhh Ahhhh

I said take just what you need I said take just what you need I said take just what you need I said take just what you need.

Working in the city all the guys in there ties Capitalist junkies with their lying eyes I got a get out of here I got a get out of here

Working in the city I’m barely alive I’m just another number I’m slaving 9 to 5 I got a get out of here I got to get out of here

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I’m working in the city I got a get on home I’m standing on a jam packed train I never felt more alone I got a get out a here I got to get out of here

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I wanna go where the grass is green and fishes are swimming on by I wanna stand on a mountain top where I’m closer to the sky

I’m working in the city I got a get on home I’m standing on a jam packed train, I never felt more alone I got a get out a here I got to get out of here I got a get out a here I got to get out of here.

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Stardust falling on a cloudless Night Teardrops glistening by pale moonlight This the calm before the storm Paradise before the harm Sands are blowing Time fades away

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Tears drops falling, from broken skies Angels crying, as mother dies Life as we know it will come to pass The grains are few in the hour glass Our time on Earth will fade away

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Believe in me Even though the seas will rise And the land will fail us too I will comfort and believe in you

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A sweet melody is dancing in my memories As time goes by when love was you and I And I see pictures of you turning like windmills in the fields of my mind As soul mates as lovers as friends singing life’s song to the end

The more that I see the more that I know That I love you but seldom tell you so And I feel memories of you running like water in the rivers of my mind As soul mates as lovers as friends singing life’s song to the end

Life is a tune that will be over soon So join in its rhythm and rhyme it will last to the end of time

A sweet melody is soaring through the clouds above The way that I see is tainted with your love And I know that you are the one that paints a rainbow with the colours of my mind As soul mates as lovers as friends singing life’s song to the end As soul mates as lovers as friends singing life’s song to the end.

Little bird trapped inside a rusty cage Your heart is so low Little bird I am also there with you My life is the cage

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Little bird I am going to let you go Our hearts are much the same Little bird maybe someday I will be Set free just like you

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So if you could would you fly Away from here Am I like you just waiting To be free from all this pain.

Does it Show all my wonder? Do you know we’re just under? Timeless skies and Heavens care Broken lives we need to repair

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Waves breaking hard with emotion Stars shooting high with devotion Horses running wild on an ocean we’re Kings of our time Frame this life in a picture the poor mans heart is always richer You are the saint in this scripture we’re Kings of our time

Do you hear nature calling? Do you fear mankind falling? Timeless skies and Heavens care Broken lives we need to repair

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Kings laid to rest never knowing the stone ship we’re on is now going Angels that have lived were just showing we’re Kings of our time The singer sings a song when we’re dying the joker makes us laugh when we’re crying The artist paints the sky when we’re flying we’re Kings of our time

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