Safely Home

This won't be another of my

'Hey I lost my love' songs

All my ships found harbour

When you shone into my dark storm.

You caught me when I was

Free free falling

I caught you when you were

Run run running

And now you're here beside me

I am safely home

When dark shadows found their way

Beside my homeward journey

Summer passed and never did I

Feel the earth below me

Dark rain into the heart of laughter

Held hostage our happy ever after

But now you're here beside me

And I'm safely home

When we tell our baby of her first

And longest summer

Let her know she brought the song that

Carried dad and Mother

So cry on sweet hope of living

I want to hear all that

Freedom's singing

Cos now you're here beside me

Now you're here beside me

And I'm safely home

 

He does not deserve you

He does not deserve you -

Accept nothing less than me

He could never bring you

Wild horses to drag you free - listen

He does not deserve you -

So cherry cake and apple pie

You colour me with virtue

But I can make the fever rise

And I'll fill your veins with one desire

And I'll kiss your future with this fire

Like the burning in my glare

Like the flames dance in your hair

Would he do that for you - would he care?

So does he, does he so deserve ...

He does not deserve you -

He'll take you up a steep black hill

With snow on ice below you

And leave you to the winter chill

But I'd warm your heart to see you rise

And I'd loose your hand to watch you fly

' Seen the yearning in your eye

And the jewel inside your sigh

The fervour love unbinds

Like the burning in my glare

Like the flames rise in your hair

Would he do that for you - would he dare?

I ask does he deserve you?

Accept nothing less than

Being cherished

St Anna

Try to be a strong man

With grace to stand or fall

Something's eating me

She's so many things I'd like to be…

Some see it's quaint

That we venerate all we ain't

You got your pedestal on a plate

When you made my earth quake

With your sacred heart ache

And maybe it's fine

To see your gift as divine

But now the vigil at your shrine

Is nearing its end -

Let the angels descend

Yes, goodbye halo - fly away

You're flesh and you're blood from this day

But before you take leave

There's one final reprieve

I should ask of you

Oh St Anna

Come and hear my prayer

I can't stand to

Be left shaking where

All my sentences fail

And I weep and I wail just to

Say "I'm Sorry"

Holy Anna

Please forgive this cry

It's my manner

To be bold when shy,

But for all I beseech

You're removed from my reach

so I'm over you

Dreamt you appeared

To all the faithful who feared

And I willingly revered

See, my mind likes to blow

Holy smoke when you go

But now it's time restrain

Bringing the taper to the flame

So the statue in your name

Can get lost in the dark

No more hope from my spark

Yeah, goodbye halo - fly away

I'm locking the door from this day

But just as you go

There's one favor I so

Want to ask of you

Oh St Anna

Come and hear my prayer

I can't stand to

Be left shaking where

All my sentences fail

And I weep and I wail just to

Say "I'm Sorry"

Holy Anna

Please forgive this cry

It's my manner

To be bold when shy,

though I'm prone to obey

When this hymn fades away

I'll be over you

blessed Anna

Touched your robe with my hand

And my dreams turned to sand

Oh St Anna

Please don't say the right thing

Now the evening's on

And wine is in our eyes

And candlelight stirs deeper talk

Instead of h'los n byes

I should walk away

I'm too raw for your smile

and Too weak for the test of knowing

What's best for this child

Such a night - so lost and found

Treat me right now, let me down

I got a heart so broken and lonely

You got a look that's making me bold - see

I'll try stop the fool rushing in

but Please don't say the right thing

Please don't say the right thing

You read my soul so well

You caught each word before it broke

Our promise as it fell

Please don't hear me clear

Show me we'd never work

So I can leave this place

And never let the wondering lurk

Treat me right and let me down

I'll take fright and turn around

I got a heart so broken and lonely

You got a look that's making me bold - see

I'm trying to stop the fool rushing in

Please don't say the right thing

Crashing and Burning

You must surely know better by now

Have you walked this road ten or a hundred times?

Though the scenery changes

The fall stays the same

And your history leaves you

With nothing to gain

But it got you this time by surprise

When the front door was broken

The back door flung wide

And the cold winter welcomed

Her soft tender flame

Never thinking that touch

Would leave you burning again

Can't find the key for the door

Can't bear the heat any more

Close your eyes

Count to 10

It's time for the hiding again

Cos she's at home saying

How kind you can be

And you're alone crashing and burning

If you're given the time or the place

You would shower her life with the richest grace

But the storehouse is opened

And out comes the rain

Now the riches are gone

And you're empty again

Should you gather my stories you'll know

There's a faultline deceiving my innocent soul

Like a crack in my armour

A thorn in my side

And I'm sailing to heaven

With bows open wide

Can't find another way home

Live for the chance to be known

Close your eyes

Count to 10

It's time for the hiding again

Cos she's at home saying

How kind you can be

And you're alone crashing and burning

Close your eyes

Count to 10

It's time for the hiding again

Cos she's at home smiling herself off to sleep

And you're at home tossing and turning

You're at home aching and yearning

You're alone crashing and burning

Love's Promise Land

He didn't declare his love

He claimed all he was wary of

He dreamt and lost the phantom of living

Crawled back into his hole and heard

The faint sound of his soul concerned

That all cost won't come back forgiving

Hold on tight cos life in the making

Needs second sight to get through the aching

Cold as night is day in the making

All he seeks needs empty hands to reach

Love's promise land

She walked off oblivious

For all he thought it obvious

No tender note, no "call you tomorrow"

Heart-hunger and appetite

Dissolve into the black of night

To wait again for daylight to follow

Take that hand into the darkness

Take a stand at life at its hardest

Love's demand is honesty harnessed

What he seeks needs empty hands to reach

Love's promise land

He saw in her tenderness

the last hope of his emptiness

You don't feel the void,

Just the passion to fill its ache

Far better to stand alone and

Far better to be your own man

And then give again

A heart that can stand its own weight

Life is love growing inside you

Life is light breaking around you

Hold on tight til it surrounds you

Accept no substitutes when letting go

For love's promise land

 

Sunk Without Trace

 

I won't write you no love songs ay more

And I won't bring any garlands to your door

I promised that the last time

But for those who know me well

Know that tempting fate is like

Jumping straight into my

Singing wishing well

Now I'm sunk without trace

Did you have to put that smile on your face?

Send me spinning into pyrotechnic space

Sweet Amazing Grace

I'm sinking without trace

These will be my famous lasting words

Quote me on chapter, chorus and verse

I jumped into your bedazzling blue

Like a boy who cannot swim

I fell over board

Now I'm overawed

Please don't throw a lifeline in

I'd rather be sunk without trace

Did you have to put that smile on your face?

Send me spinning into pyrotechnic space

Sweet Amazing Grace

I'm sinking without trace

 

Andy T