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Crazy Talk

© words & music R A Sutherland

People die all the time, don’t they
I keep telling myself this
fact as I drive in my car
or walk down a cold lonely street at night
I can feel the air on my face
and I know that I found my
place in the world and I want to
keep it I don’t want to lose it
now that I belong here and I
know that you’re here with me too
I
Don’t suppose you want to hear this
Don’t suppose this is of interest
Crazy Talk
Crazy Talk
Crazy Talk
Crazy Talk

People lie all the time, don’t they
I keep telling myself this
fact as I hear what they say to me
and I don’t know who to believe
and I know that I’ve come this far
without kicking in heads but
hearts I have broken and feelings crushed
and I never intended as much
but I can’t take it back or
try as I might make it up
I
Don’t suppose you want to hear this
Don’t suppose this is of interest
Crazy Talk
Crazy Talk
Crazy Talk
Crazy Talk

Repeat Verse 1 and Chorus

I don’t know why they keep on lying
I don’t know why I keep on trying
I don’t know why they keep on lying
I don’t know why I keep on trying to believe
To believe

On and On

© words & music R A Sutherland

Intro & Verse Chords
Am Em G D

Who gave you the right
to tell me what to do
Who gave you the right
to hurt me like you do
I don’t ask for much
but you don’t hear enough
I want you to stop
but you keep going

CHORUS
Dm Am F G
On and on and on
there’s no stopping
On and on and on
I’m not your puppet

Who are you to say
that you are always right
Someone has to pay
and I don’t like the price
I can do my best
but it’s not good enough
I want you to stop
but you keep going

CHORUS
LEAD BREAK over Verse chords

Who gave you the right
to treat me like you do
I don’t want to fight
to get respect from you
I will make mistakes
I’ll make them on my own
I want you to stop
but you keep going

CHORUS

CODA
Dm Em F G
On and on and on and on.. ooh x4
OUTRO over Verse chords

Sweet Dreams

© words & music R A Sutherland, L J Gillard, M V Wells

When you’re empty inside
and the words don’t come
and you feel just like
when you were 21
and it was all you could do
to pick up the pieces
and put them together
according to some
existential crap that you read in a book
when you should have been studying,
but somebody broke your heart
in two…
in two…

Sweet Dreams
I hope you sleep well tonight
You knew it would be
the rest of your life
Chipping away
it’s too late when you’re gone
Words are unspoken
Stuck in the stone

When there’s a hole in your heart
that the pain runs through
and a river of tears
is drowning you
When the lights go out in somebody’s eyes
and nobody’s home
no matter how hard you try
And the buses still run
and the trains still track
you still have to take your library books back
The birds still call
and the dogs still do
and everything reminds me
of you.…
you.…

Sweet Dreams
I hope you sleep well tonight
You knew it would be
the rest of your life
Chipping away
it’s too late when you’re gone
Words are unspoken
Stuck in the stone

It’s true…
it’s true…
Sweet Dreams
I hope you sleep well tonight
You knew it would be
the rest of your life
Chipping away
it’s too late when you’re gone
Words are unspoken
Stuck in the stone

Half Past Midnight

© words & music R A Sutherland

I forget to breathe deeply
I forget to brush my hair
I forget what day it is
I forget to watch the clock

and I know I know
That I really should take some more time
and I know I know
That I put too much stuff in my mind
Worrying ’bout things all the time
Hoping things will work out right in the end

Cos it’s half-past midnight
I should be going to bed
but I’m long past caring
what’s going round in my head

and I know I know
That I really should take some more time
and I know I know
That I put too much stuff in my mind
Worrying ’bout things all the time
Hoping things will work out right in the end
…work out right in the end
…work out right in the end

Cos it’s half-past midnight
I should be going to bed
but I’m long past caring
what’s going round in my head

and I know I know
That I really should take some more time
and I know I know
That I put too much stuff in my mind
Worrying ’bout things all the time
Hoping things will work out right in the end

Breakdown (Note to Self)

© words & music R A Sutherland

The floor came up to meet me
when I got up today
The sun still came to greet me
when I got up today
Won’t let my head defeat me
I won’t let my body beat me
I won’t let my feelings cheat me
when I get up today

Why, why must you take everything good,
and make it seem somehow bad?
Why, why must you take everything good,
and make it seem somehow bad?

I won’t be down for breakfast
when I wake up today
I’m staying under blankets
when I wake up today
Won’t let my head go crazy
won’t let my body be lazy
I won’t let my feelings raze me
when I wake up today

Why, why must you break everything down
Down to the smallest part?
Why, why must you break everything down
Down to the smallest part?

Big Girl Now

© words & music R A Sutherland

One day you’re feeding them from jars
The next you’re letting them drive your car
Stay out all night drinking in bars
Can you see the scars?

It doesn’t seem that long ago
That you were just a baby girl
A locket of your tiny curls
Welcome to the world

The greatest thing I ever did
Was fall in love and have a kid
Not knowing what was up ahead
You got to lie in your own bed

I tried to teach you right from wrong
So you would grow up big and strong
And now you’re living on your own
I just want you to come home

You’re a big girl now
Finding your own place
Running your own race

It doesn’t seem, doesn’t seem, doesn’t seem
long ago, long ago, long ago
you were just, you were just, you were just, you were just
a baby girl, a baby girl

You’re a big girl now
Finding your own place
Running your own race
I just want you to be safe

Don’t be a Stranger

© words & music R A Sutherland

We used to be the best of friends
You’d come to my house every day
We’d talk about ‘most anything
And on the phone we’d talk again

So
Ple-e-e-e-ease
Don’t be a stranger
Ple-e-e-e-ease
Don’t be a stranger

We’d laugh about the silly things
That got us down and made us cry
I’d never let your secrets out
And always thought that you’d keep mine

So
Ple-e-e-e-ease
Don’t be a stranger
Ple-e-e-e-ease
Don’t be a stranger

Bup ba da da da duh .… x2
Don’t be a Stranger

So you’ve found another friend
Who makes you laugh and makes you smile
I’m just left remembering
You never stop when I ask why

So
Ple-e-e-e-ease
Don’t be a stranger
Ple-e-e-e-ease
Don’t be a stranger

Bup ba da da da duh .… x4
Don’t be a Stranger

Anywhere but Here

© words & music R A Sutherland

Can’t sleep
It’s too hot
Can’t sleep
Sweat’s dripping off

Take my hand
Take me to a cool place
Take my hand
Take me where the water runs
Take my hand
Take me where the wind blows
Take me anywhere but here

Anywhere but here

Nobody Else

© words & music R A Sutherland

I don’t want nobody else
If I can’t have you
I don’t want nobody else
If I can’t have you

And I feel so lost
Here without you
And I just can’t stop
Thinking about you
I just want you

I don’t want nobody else
If I can’t have you
I don’t want nobody else
If I can’t have you

And I won’t back down
Like the last time
Cos it felt so right
From the first time
That I held you 

I don’t want nobody else
If I can’t have you
I don’t want nobody else
If I can’t have you

[ Solo ]

And it hurts too much
To forget you
And I try so hard not to miss you
Not to kiss you

I don’t want nobody else
If I can’t have you
I don’t want nobody else
If I can’t have you
I don’t want nobody else
If I can’t have you
I don’t want nobody else

Ten Thousand Reasons

© words & music R A Sutherland

I couldn’t be a pilot
Ten thousand feet in the air
people depending on my mind
I wouldn’t last up there

I couldn’t be a doctor
Ten thousand stitches a year
people depending on my hands
I wouldn’t last in there

I couldn’t be a fireman
Ten thousand people in fear
people depending on my heart
I wouldn’t last out there

But I can’t be complacent
to do the things I do
Wash away the reasons
and I can see right through
It only takes a moment
for everything to change
Wash away the reason
and all that’s left is you
and me

I couldn’t be a soldier
Ten thousand people to kill
people with parents and children
I couldn’t last at that

Three Funerals (A Toast)

© words & music R A Sutherland

The first man was clever and full of good fun
always ready to entertain everyone
Sharp in his mind and full in his heart
he was taken from this world too young
He could do anything that he put his mind to
and he certainly tried everything
No matter what troubles were bothering you
He knew how to make your heart sing

Oh can you see… can you feel… can you hold?
Oh can you see…can you feel… can you hold?

The next man was strong with fire in his heart
fought for his country with pride
His ship went down and so many of them died
he was lucky to come back alive
Back to a family that he hardly knew
back to a life in a tie and a suit
Taking all jobs just to keep them in shoes
Held his head high ’til the end

Oh can you see… can you feel… can you hold?
Oh can you see…can you feel… can you hold?

There’s nothing like a funeral
to make you appreciate life
So raise up your glass and we’ll drink to the lost
It’s taken us this long to understand anything

The last man was quiet, tried hard to be good
didn’t complain when he probably should
have taken a stand and made himself heard
Could never quite be his own man
He made himself sick with the grief and the guilt
that the others had left him behind
A rudderless boat with nowhere to go,
No strength left for the fight

Oh can you see… can you feel… can you hold?
Oh can you see…can you feel… can you hold?

There’s nothing like a funeral
to make you appreciate life
So raise up your glass and we’ll drink to the loss
It’s taken us this long to understand anything
Nothing like a funeral
to make you live more of your life
So savour the good times and learn from the bad
You’ll take a whole lifetime to understand anything

Understand just a little bit
Understand just a little bit

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