1978 – Breathless

1. Breathless

2. Echoes

3. Wing and a prayer

4. Down on the farm

5. Starlight ride

6. Summer lightning

7. You make me smile

8. The sleeper

9. Rainbow’s end

 

Breathless
She is my first love
Graceful in all her ways
Folding the hillside
Turning the sky from night into day
She won’t fail to take my breath away
So soft this silence
She brings before the dawn
A time of twilight
When all the world waits to be reborn
Nobody knows her name
No one knows how she came to be here at all
Giving her loving
Hoping to everyone
Old as the hills
Young just like the rising sun over fields
That lie away beneath her feet
Ev’ry time we meet
She takes my breath away

 

 

Echoes
Out of the mist rising
Ten thousand navajo braves
Shining like golden eagles in flight
Climbing high on the plains
Born of the Earth set free
To run away with the sun
So free to sing in tune with the world
Gladly high on the plains
So many moons have flown
Now all your ghosts dance the long shadows
War cries that died on your lips
Echo above the plains

Wing and a Prayer
 High rise blocks out the gloom
The pavement sticks like glue
You’re getting nowhere
As you ride on a wing and a prayer
You’re crying out loud
A face lost in the crowd
A voice no-one can hear
You’ll get by on a wing and a prayer
So let it be
Let the breeze carry you to the sea
Let the wind take you where it will go
You’d better believe it, lay me where
(Love is everywhere, risin’ me found and out)
And you can feel it you’re halfway there
(Feels like you’re gonna drown)
Just another lovesong ain’t reachin’ out no one’s there
(Ain’t no big thing)
Once you got the feelin’, make you wanna sing
Just hold on to a wing and a prayer
Just a little homegrown, lights be
(Lots of smoke in the air)
Take it or leave it, it comes all for free
(You’ll slowly slip away)
Just another love song ain’t no big thing
(All senses prevail)
Once you get the feelin’, makes you wanna sing
You’ll fly home on a wing and a prayer So let it be
Let the breeze carry you to the sea
Let the wind take you where it will go
(Now you wonder how why)
You better believe it, love is everywhere
You can feel it, you’re halfway there
Just another love song, ain’t no big thing
(You can fly everywhere)
Once you got the feelin’, makes you wanna sing
If you trust to a wing and a prayer So let it be
Let the breeze carry you to the sea
Let the wind take you where it will go
Just another love song, ain’t no big thing
Once you got the feelin’, make you wanna sing
Just another homegrown, there’s lots of things
Take it or leave it, it comes all for free
If you trust to a wing and a prayer
You better believe it, love is everywhere
You can feel it, you’re halfway there
Just another love song, ain’t no big thing
Once you got the feelin’, make you wanna sing
If you trust to a wing and a prayer

Down on the Farm
 Every Sunday morning, before daybreak
Down upon the farm, on the fishpond
All the little ducks, they go paddling
Look out goldfish your for breakfast
Sunday morning hear the churchbells ringing
High up in the trees the birds were singing In the dewey grass spiders spinning
Rooster calls and cocks his doodle
All around the farm animals stirring
Through the morning mist the bulls are beefing
In the grassy meadows cows are munching
Daisy Bell it’s time for milking
There’s such a lot to be done on the farm
In the sunshine, and when it’s lunchtime
It’s hop down the pub for a pint
Back on the tractor to finish the plowing
Standing all alone, Fred the scarecrow
Hasn’t got a clue how the wheat grows
Doesn’t mind the rain, hates the cold though
Specially when those icewinds blow snow
All along the lane, bees are buzzing
Little furry things in hedgerows scurrying
In amongst the corn the bunnies are bouncing
Must have springs upon their feet
Behind the cowshed
The plowman is taking a peek
At the farmer’s daughter
Who’s hanging her undies in the sun
Better get on your boots and join us
Down on the farm
Down here on the farm
It’s a lovely day for country walking
The vicar’s on his bike, Billy’s skateboarding
The farmer and his dog out back shooting
The gun goes off and hits the tweeting (or: its stopped tweeting)
Lots of smelly stinks around the farmyard
Great big pile of sh..t behind the rhubarb
Sitting in his pram, baby bunting
Does a *BURP* and starts his grunting
Give him a drink, he’s gone pink
Wants his mummy, needs changing I think
Such a lot can be done on the farm
In the sunshine
And when it’s lunchtime
It’s hop down the pub for a pint
Sneak out the backway with Nelly the barmaid
To the woods

Starlight Ride
There’s a road that I must go
There are short cuts that I know
But I know that we’ll make it eventually
On a starlight ride
There’s a fire down below
(that remains in me)
When the chilly winds will blow
(it will comfort me)
But as long as we let all our feelings show
It will never die
Feel the magic in the air
(On a summer night)
See the road ahead is clear
(Not a soul in sight) Let’s take every moment and drink it down
Like a mellow wine
In the slipstream of the night
(I hear music play)
Though its road is crystal bright
(Seems so far away)
And it leads us from here to forevermore
On a starlight ride

Summer Lightning
Here’s that feeling once again
Across the room you turn and then
Smile – I’ve known that smile before
Yes we’ve been friends for sure
Dreams and memories so clear
Share the love that we once had
Let the music carry on
Keep on dancing
Summer nights – here on that shoreline
Meet again – and drink that wine
This old wine – still thinking of you
Missing all the things you do
Here in the falling rain
Once again we play love’s game
Keep on dancing
You cast that magic
Déjà-vu – it’s in your stars
They reveal – you know the answer
They are true – so for a while
Let’s renew all those lovers’ ties
Summer lightning in your eyes
It keeps on dancing
I’ve always known love
Would return to lighten the darkest day
We will meet again
Further on in later lifetime
Past the skyline, I’ll always be your friend
Send my love to you
There’ll be no sad goodbyes

 

 

You Make Me Smile
I was looking for an easy ride
Never wanting to get inside
Now I know I’m letting go of my defenses
and cold hard lines
Because you’ve shown me there’s better times
Changin’ my life in so many ways
I love you
Because you make me smile
Just like the morning sun
You make me smile
You know you make me smile
So many ways at once
Ah you make me smile
Why this feeling never came before
The answer to that I’m not quite sure
Maybe time will help this rhyme
All I know is I’m different now
You make me happy
And you’re someone always there
You understand to I’m just a man and…

Rainbow’s End
We began by sharing more together
Black against white made it alright
But things are different now, we’ve grown apart
So it’s ok, call it a day
What can I say
Let’s just remember what we had
Keep on looking for that rainbow
Rainbow’s end
And when you find that rainbow
Start again
I know now that it all seems wrong
But we had no choice
Change is a thing we can’t avoid
And even though we’re singing different songs
Love still lasts, time will pass
You and I will always get by
So keep on looking for that rainbow
Rainbow’s end
And when you find the rainbow
Start again
So keep on looking for that rainbow
Start again
I hope you find the rainbow
Rainbow’s end

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