Sand

Anything That Rhymes 

The room was empty 
The lights were low 
The band was playin' 
Somethin' slow 
I was just about to call another beer 
When I looked up 
And she walked in 
She could have been a princess 
In another time 
She was dressed like the waitress 
In this dream of mine 
And she was standing there beside me at the bar 
I said hello 
What’s your name 

She said call me honey 
Call me love 
Call me sweetheart 
Call me turtle dove 
Call me darlin’ 
Clementine 
Anything at all 
Anything that rhymes 

She said the world’s gone crazy 
The world’s too full 
It's all so busy 
And it’s so impersonal 
Just when you think you finally know somebody well 
You wake up one day 
And find you’ve changed yourself 
Now me and my old man 
We used to love to dance 
We used to love to go out 
We’d go out every chance 
Now he just wants to sit at home and watch TV 
He talks to himself 
He never talks to me 

He used to call me honey 
He used to call me love 
He used to call me sweetheart 
Call me turtle dove 
He used to call me darlin’ 
All the time 
Now I could stay out all night 
I don't think he'd mind 

Well we drank to each other 
We drank to life 
To all the tired men 
And the poor neglected wives 
To all the little things that get left behind 
When we trade the single life 
For the ties that bind 
And we drank to the highs and lows 
And the in-betweens 
To the years of plenty 
And to the lean 
To every time we felt like walking out the door 
But turned around again 
And came back for more 

And she said call me honey 
Call me love 
Call me sweetheart 
Call me turtle dove 
Call me darlin’ 
Clementine 
Anything at all 
Anything that rhymes 
Anything at all 
Just make it rhyme

 

The Sisters In Song 

Far from me now 
But near to my heart 
The warm autumn night 
The shine on the street 
A Japan guitar 
And sweet German wine 
The round battered stones and the sisters in song 

God bless the sound 
In a low candled room 
We sit ‘round the floor 
The eyes and the smiles 
Rainy Night House 
snakes in the grass 
A tear in your tights and the sisters in song 

Oh baby 
Where's your coat 
Wrap up warm 
What have I told you 
Not a clout' 
‘till may is out 
‘till may is out 

Viva la car 
And nights by the weir 
When the river was young 
And the sun on the rise 
The wren in his nest 
A nosebag and straw 
Berries in bed and the sisters in song 
A tear in your tights and the sisters in song 
The round battered stones and the sisters in song

 

The Gardener 

The Gardener rises with the sun 
He knows there’s work to be done 
He has a reason 
For every season 
He knows when to dig in deep 
When to sow and when to reap 
And that everything 
Begins in spring 

So make your bed with care 
And remember to 
Sow your seeds with love 

The Gardener has a tale to tell 
Feed the ground and water well 
And plant them out 
To face the south 
Oh and he’s the patient one 
Mother natures lovin’ son 
The Robin is 
A friend of his 

And when the day is done 
He’ll smile and say 
Wait ‘till summer comes 

And summer comes 
And then we see just what he’s done 
When blooms of every colour blossom in the sun 
The signs of all his care and effort are displayed 
And all his time and patience is repaid 

The Gardener rises with the sun 
He knows there’s work to be done 
He has a reason for every season 
He has a reason for every season

 

You did Something to My Heart 

Dalmatia’s pretty 
In the sunshine it’s true 
It’s good to be here 
But it was better with you 
With the lights on the water 
In the sweet evening air 
Warm conversations 
And the lovely Gyöngyvér 

Can we stop for a moment 
Can we sit for a little while 
Have you something to tell me 
Can you give me a little smile 
I don't know where it will end 
Or even where to start 
But I think you did something 
Something to my heart 

In the old town of Zadar 
We found a cafe 
Where we watched people passing 
And the Swallows at play 
Near the church of Saint Donat 
There was something to see 
We walked while the organ 
Played the song of the sea 

Then we stopped for a moment 
And we sat for a little while 
I told you something 
And you gave me a little smile 
I don't know where it will end 
Or even where to start 
But I think you did something 
Something to my heart 

Now some things are obvious 
Some beauty hides away 
Some people mysterious 
When seen from afar 
And some things are serious 
Some things are better shared 
Like this experience 
Like ice-cream and stars 

And I’m leaving tomorrow 
For the place I know best 
What’s in the future 
Is anyone's guess 
But I’m taking you with me 
For the rest of my days 
Your warm conversations 
And your beautiful ways 

And we stopped for a moment 
And we sat for a little while 
I told you something 
And you gave me a little smile 
I don't know where it will end 
Or even where to start 
But I think you did something 
Something to my heart 

Can we stop for a moment 
Can we sit for a little while 
Have you something to tell me 
Can you give me a little smile 
I don't know where it will end 
Or even where to start 
But I think you did something 
Something to my heart 
Yes I think you did something 
Something to my heart

 

That Was My Heart 

You’re a picture 
In colour too 
Something green in a burnt out world, that’s how I saw you 
Another chance to roll the dice 
Another chance to win 
A story waiting to unfold 
Somewhere to begin 
Did you hear a sound that made you stop and slowly turn around 

That was my heart callin' out to you 
Sayin' take me, take me, take me 
That was my heart 

We are children 
We laugh and run 
We believe in what we see 
We take it as it comes 
The world is ours 
The world’s a stage we play upon 
Life is new and life’s a page to be written on 
Did you hear a sound like water flowin' peaceful and serene 

That was my heart lyin' next to you 
Safe and in your keeping 
That was my heart 

And love arrives with smiles and sighs 
And though it tries it can’t hold back the tears 
It can’t hold back the tears 

We’re survivors on a long march home 
Battle-scarred and ragged 
We drag our weary bones 
Through the fields of memories 
Through the haunted ruins 
Through the streets where we first heard loves sweet tune 

Did you hear a sound like thunder 
A cry that split the night 
That was my heart cryin' out for you 
Breakin', breakin', breakin' 
That was my heart

 

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The Lady Came From Baltimore 
(Tim Hardin)
 

The lady came from Baltimore 
All she wore was lace 
She didn't know that I was poor 
She never saw my place 
I was there to steal her money 
Take her rings and run 
But I fell in love with the lady 
Got away with none 

The lady's name was Suzanne Moore 
Her daddy read her law 
She didn't know that I was poor 
And lived outside the law 
Her daddy said I was a thief 
And didn't marry her for love 
But I was Suzanne's true belief 
And I married her for love 

I was there to steal her money 
Take her rings and run 
But I fell in love with the lady 
Got away with none 

The house she lived in had a wall 
To keep the robbers out 
She never stopped to think at all 
That's what I'm about 
I was there to steal her money 
Take her rings and run 
But I fell in love with the lady 
Got away with none

 

Natives 

For all our languages 
We can't communicate 
For all our native tongues 
We're all natives here 
Sons of their fathers dream the same dream 
The sound of forbidden words becomes a scream 
Voices in anger 
Victims of history 
Plundered and set aside 
Fat on swallowed pride 

With promises of paradise 
And gifts of beads and knives 
Missionaries and pioneers 
Are soldiers in disguise 
Saviours and conquerors they make us wait 
Like fishers of men they wave their truth like bait 
But with the touch of a stranger's hand 
Innocence turns to shame 
The spirit that dwelt within 
He sleeps out in the rain 

For all our languages 
We can't communicate 
For all our native tongues 
we're all natives here 
The scars of the past are slow to disappear 
The cries of the dead are always in our ears 
And only the very safe 
Can talk about wrong and right 
Of those who are forced to choose 
Some will choose to fight 

For all our languages 
We can't communicate

 

Learnin' by Mistakes 

Well you’re feeling’ strong 
You think this world won’t break you up 
This world won’t make you hurt 
You think you’re inspired 
When luck is on your side 
When trouble comes you hide 

And you think you’ve something’ to say 
But it’s time to shut your mouth 
And you think you’ve got the answer 
But you’re still finding’ out 
Think that love’s gonna make you happy 
But it only makes you ache 
It’s an education learnin’ by mistakes 
Learnin’ by mistakes 

Oh you’re a real live wire 
You’re gonna set this old world on fire 
And I know you're a slave to your desire 
You wanna stand and fight 
You think your so strong you must be right 
But you cry like a baby when you turn off the light 

And you think you’ve something’ to say 
But it’s time to shut your mouth 
And you think you’ve got the answer 
But you’re still finding’ out 
Think that love’s gonna make you happy 
But it only makes you ache 
It’s an education learnin’ by mistakes 
Learnin’ by mistakes 
Learnin' by mistakes

 

It Doesn’t Matter Now, She’s Gone 

Lookin’ at this picture  
You can see the joins 
The colours forced together 
The tension in the lines 
The simple strokes of beauty  
There but hard to find 
The best bits all got covered up 
There’s not much left behind 
Not much to show for all that  
Time and energy 
But it doesn’t matter now she’s gone 
It doesn’t matter now she’s gone 

A length of timber planed  
Didn’t cost that much 
The canvas and the rabbit glue 
Three colours and a brush 
But it takes all your passion 
Covering the white 
Breathing life into it 
Capturing the light 
Making something out of nothing  
It's easier said than done 
But it doesn’t matter now she’s gone 
It doesn’t matter now she’s gone 

She took all my money 
She wasted all my time 
I know it sounds funny  
But I don’t even mind 
She was my worst enemy  
And she was my best friend 
And though I tried to hate her  
I’ll love her 'till the end 
There are many ways to hurt someone  
And I know one or two 
But it doesn’t matter now she’s gone 
It doesn’t matter now she’s gone

 

Something to Believe In 

A silver bullet 
With my name on 
A shot straight through the heart 
That would 
That would be somethin' 
Absolute 
That would be somethin" 
The kinda looks that 
You'd die for 
The kind that you could live for 
How could 
How could I argue 
How could I 
I couldn't argue 
Oh sand 
Sand beneath my feet 
And in my hand 

Give me reason 
Give me rhyme 
Give me somethin' to believe in 
Give me strength and give me time 
Give me somethin' to believe in 
Somethin' to believe in 

A million dollars 
In my pocket 
And a limo in the drive 
Things that 
You can count on 
Things that love can't buy 
A life's subscription to the world 
Of the fabulously privileged 
That wouldn't hurt 
No it wouldn't hurt too much 
Oh, to have too much 
Sand 
Sand, golden sand 
And all for me 

Give me reason 
Give me rhyme 
Give me somethin' to believe in 
Give me strength and give me time 
Give me somethin' to believe in 
Somethin' to believe in 

The colour of the sky in summer 
The colour of the sky 
When summer's gone 
That should be enough 
That should be 
Should be enough 
The billion stars above my head 
The beauty and the mystery 
That's here and now 
What more can I say 
There's nothin' left to say 
Just sand 
Just sand 
Sand beneath my feet 
And in my hand 

Give me reason 
Give me rhyme 
Give me somethin' to believe in 
Give me strength and give me time 
Give me somethin' to believe in 
Somethin' to believe in