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Live - All The Way From America (2004)
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Oh the feeling
when you're reeling
You step lightly thinking you're number one
Down to zero with a word leaving
For another one
Now you walk with your feet
back on the ground

Down to the ground
Down to the ground
Down to the ground
Down to the ground

Brand new dandy
First class scene stealer
Walks through the crowd and takes your man
Sends you rushing to the mirror
Brush your eyebrows and say
There's more beauty in you than anyone

Oh remember who walked the warm sands beside you
Moored to your heel
Let the waves come rushing in
She'll take the worry from your head
but then again she put trouble in your heart instead
then you'll fall

Down to the ground
Down to the ground

You'll know heartache
Still more crying when you're thinking of your mother's only son
Take to your bed
You say there's peace in sleep but
You dream of love instead
Oh the heartache you'll find
Can bring more pain than a blistering sun

But oh when you fall
Oh when you fall
Fall at my door

Oh the feeling
When you're reeling
You step lightly thinking your number one
Down to zero with a word leaving
For another one
Now you walk with you feet back on the ground

Down to the ground
Down to the ground
Down to the ground
Down to the ground

You'll know heartache
Still more crying when you're thinking of your mother's only son
Take to your bed
You say there's peace in sleep but
You dream of love instead

But oh when you fall
Oh when you fall
Fall at my door

. . .


You called all the way from America
And said hang on to love girl
But the weeks and the months and the tears
Passed by
And my eyes couldn't stand the strain
Of that promised love

All the way from America

You called all the way from America
And said I'll soon be home girl
But the years and the tears and the fears
Passed by
And my heart couldn't stand the pain
Of that promised love

All the way from America
All the way from America

I stayed all alone and I waited 'round
For you to knock at my door
But the knock never came and no ring
At all
And now I sit and wonder why
You made that first call

All the way from America

I don't believe I'll stay here
I don't think I wanna wait here any more
And if you search for me baby
Better bring some more love than you declared

All the way from America

. . .


Some things are gonna come easy
Some things are gonna be hard
But don't let them put you off your stride
Cos you could make your mark

You're gonna get married
You're gonna be rich
Your gonna have all the things you ever wished
You're gonna be the boss
You know you're gonna pull
You could be the saviour of this wicked world

Some times you gotta be smarter
You've got to play to win the game
Don't let them make you give up
Right before you can begin

Going to the moon
Win a peace prize
Discover there's life on the other side
You're gonna get slim
Make a new friend
You can do what ever you think you can

People are gonna wanna tell you
Don't try too much
They're gonna warn you
About disappointment but

You're gonna prove yourself
You're gonna prove yourself
You're gonna prove yourself
You're gonna prove yourself

You're gonna tour the world
You're gonna write a book
You could be the one who finds life on Mars
You're gonna be happy
Listen to the voice
You can do it right
If you make that choice

To prove yourself
You're gonna prove yourself
You're gonna prove yourself
You're gonna prove yourself

You can do anything
You can do anything
You can do anything

You can do anything
You can do anything
You can do anything

And you're gonna prove yourself
You can prove yourself
You can prove yourself
You can prove yourself
You can prove yourself
You can prove yourself
You can prove yourself
You can prove yourself
And you're gonna prove yourself

. . .


It's a physical pain
My head just aches
I'm feeling raw
I feel crucified
I don't feel great

I'm gonna lick my wounds
Hide my crying eyes
It's my own fault
I told you lies

No touch sensation
No palpitations
Don't lick my lips
Don't lick my lips
In anticipation

I'm traumatized
And I feel confined
I seem so unsettled
I don't feel alive

I'm gonna lick my wounds
Hide my crying eyes
It's my own fault
I told you lies

No excitations
No good vibrations
Just a physical pain
Just a physical pain

Will I ever get to see you darling
This broken friendship
Means my broken heart
Are we ever gonna get together
Will I ever see your smiling face again
Can't wait

There's too much space
These empty rooms
Time on my hands
I'm gonna lick my wounds
Hide my crying eyes
It's my own fault
I told you lies
No excitations no good vibrations it's solitaire

I feel lost
I feel alone
With no desire
I feel numb

Will I ever get to see you darling
This broken friendship
Means my broken heart
Are we ever gonna get together
Will I ever see your smiling face again
Are we ever gonna get together
Are we ever gonna get together

Will I ever get to see you darling
This broken friendship
Means my broken heart
Are we ever gonna get together
Will I ever see your smiling face again
Are we ever gonna get together
Are we ever gonna get together

. . .


You come home after work
And the first thing that you do
Take me into your arms
And you find out how I've been
If the phone rings
Nobody answers
This is time is ours alone
We're lying peaceful in the tender trap
La la
We're lying peaceful in the tender trap
La la

I can't begin to prove how much I want you
You've got to know
That you make me feel much stronger
Than anyone has the right to
We're lying peaceful in the tender trap
La la
We're lying peaceful in the tender trap
La la

When you walk through the door from a hard day's work
And someone's there to make you forget the nine to five
When they throw their arms around you make you feel you're alive
What other heaven is there when that sweet voice says
If the phone rings nobody answers
That's when you know working all the hours that God sends pays the rent
But it don't cover all your needs you need a whole lot of love
La la
And when that love is real and makes you feel complete
Whooo
The world is right
La la

I can't begin to prove how much I want you
You've got to know
That you make me feel much stronger
Than anyone has the right to
We're lying peaceful in the tender trap
La la
We're lying peaceful in the tender trap
La la
We're lying peaceful in the tender trap
La la

. . .


I'm not the sort of person who falls in and quickly out of love
But to you, I give my affection, right from the start.
I have a lover who loves me - how could I break such a heart?
Yet still you get my attention.

Why do you come here, when you know I've got troubles enough?
Why do you call me, when you know I can't answer the phone?
And make me lie when I don't want to,
And make someone else some kind of an unknowing fool?
Make me stay when I should not?
If you're so strong then resolve the weakness in me.
Why do you come here, and pretend to be just passing by?
I need to see you - I need to hold you - tightly.

Feeling guilty,
And I'm worried, and I'm waking from a tormented sleep
'Cause this old love, you know it has me bound,
But this new love cuts so deep.
If I choose now, I'm bound to lose out;
One of you is gonna have to fall...
I need you, baby.

Why do you come here, when you know I've got troubles enough?
Why do you call me, when you know I can't answer the phone?
And make me lie when I don't want to,
And make someone else some kind of an unknowing fool?
Make me stay when I should not?
If you're so strong then resolve the weakness in me.
Why do you come here, and pretend to be just passing by?
I need to see you - I need to hold you - tightly.

. . .


Let's sit down
Let's have a nice long talk about us
You start

Let's go out
Let's walk down the street
We'll fool around
Walking on the kerb
Walking on the kerb

I've always wanted you
I dreamed of you at night
I couldn't see your face
But I knew you were the one
Right from the start
You treated me just the way you should

I've always wanted you
I dreamed of you at night
I couldn't see your face
But I knew you were the one
I knew you were the one

Good things happening for us all the time
Good things happening for us all the time

Everyday I get a little sunshine
Even though the day's a rainy day
Everyday you give me all your loving
And I thank you

Romance me
Sweet talk me
Send me weak at the knees
Let's dance around the room
I've always wanted you
I dreamed of you at night
I couldn't see your face
But I knew you were the one

Good things happening for us all the time
Good things happening for us all the time

Everyday I get a little sunshine
Even though the day's a rainy day
Everyday you give me all your loving
And I thank you

Good things are happening for us all the time

. . .


Are you for or against us
We are trying to get somewhere
Looking around for a helping hand

We're doing our best to keep it steady
But it's falling down around us
Blows keep coming fast and strong

I done found another fellow
He agrees with my direction
Arms around each others shoulders we go everywhere

Are you in, are you out
Are you in, are you out
Are you in, are you out
Are you in, are you out
Do you care to dance about and shout
Join Jack and the boys
Be in a band
Doing a one night stand

We'll be dancing in the floodlight
Second to none
Not even on a bad night
Dancing in the floodlight
Second to none
Not even on a bad night

We'll succeed where others failed
Stay together many years
And watch us take the world by storm

Are you in, are you out
Do you care to dance about and shout
Join Jack and the boys
Be in a band
Doing the one night stands

. . .


Sinking
Caught up in a whirling motion
Such a strange sensation
The currents uncertain
Like sails of a mill
I spin
Like wheels I move in a circle
While you stand on the bank
Immune or evasive
Throw me a lifeline
Save me...

Intimacy and affection
Frozen
In this game of chance
I forfeit
Full hand of love
With no counters
Like a moth
With no flame
To persuade me
Like blood in the rain
Running thin
While you stand on the inside
Looking in
Save me...

Inside looking in
Complete in yourself
Throw me a lifeline
Save me...

Stand on the bank
Immune or evasive
Throw me a lifeline
Save me...

. . .


I am not in love
But I'm open to persuasion
East or West
Where's the best
For romancing?
With a friend,
I can smile
But with a lover,
I could hold my head back
I could really laugh
Really laugh

Thank you
You took me dancing
'Cross the floor
Cheek to cheek
But with a lover
I could really move
Really move
I could really dance
Really dance
Really dance
Really dance
I could really move
Really move
Really move
Really move

Now if I can feel the sun
In my eyes
And the rain on my face
Why can't I
Feel love?

I can really love
Really love
Really love
Really love
Really love
Love love love love
Love love love love
Now I got all
The friends that I want
I may need more
But I shall just stick to those
That I have got

With friends I still feel
So insecure
Little darling I believe you could
Help me a lot
Just take my hand
And lead me where you will
No conversation
No wave goodnight

Just make love
With affection
Sing me another love song
But this time
With a little dedication
Sing it, sing it
You know that's what I like
Once more with feeling
Give me love
Give me love
Give me love
Love...

. . .


When they whisper in the corner
When they're running in the rain
When they're holding hands and laughing
Tell me what they're really saying

Lovers speak is so much different
Only they can understand
Let's all share this coded secret
Let us in let's all join hands
Lovers walk a different tight rope
Lovers always speak in tongues

I wanna learn the language of love
I wanna learn how to flirt
I wanna hear someone call out my name
And wipe away all the hurt

When they're reckless with abandon
Nothing can get in their way
There's no natural disaster
Could dull their senses
Stop their play

Lover's world is so much different
Make me a native of that land
Let's all share this special feeling
That lifts you up beyond the heavens
Lovers walk a looser tight rope
With feathers thrown upon the ground

I wanna count all those blessings I'll get
When I gaze on that face
Who'll glamorize all my fantasies more
I tell you now I can't wait

I wanna learn the language of love
I wanna learn how to flirt
I wanna hear someone call out my name
And wipe away all the hurt

Lovers speaking
Lovers speaking
Everyone will listen
Everyone will listen
Everyone wants to learn

They wanna learn the language of love
They wanna learn how to flirt
They wanna hear someone call out their name
And wipe away all the hurt

I wanna learn lovers speak
I wanna learn lovers speak

I wanna learn the language of love
I wanna learn how to flirt
I wanna hear someone call out my name
And wipe away all the hurt

I wanna learn the language of love
I wanna learn how to flirt
I wanna hear someone call out my name
And wipe away all the hurt

. . .


He has little red feet
His stockin's in his shoes
Lipstick and rouge on his face
He has his hair piled high
Has a red umbrella
And carries his head in the sky

And I said "Awe Rosie, don't you do that to the boys
Don't you come on so willing
Don't you come on so strong
It can be so chillin'
When you act so willin'
And your warmth sets like the sun"

He has a little baby brother
A big fat mama
His sister asks for dimes on the street
He doesn't feel it's a cover
In fact he knows
For sure he can please

I said he's out there right now
Running with the devil
Struttin' down the alley ways
With the nervous young hopeful
At his heel
And know his satisfaction won't drive him away

And I said "Awe Rosie, don't you do that to the boys
Don't you come on so willing
Don't you come on so strong
It can be so chillin'
When you act so willin'
And your warmth sets like the sun"

He's not looking for a friend
He's not looking for a lover
There in the crowded bar
He has rings on his fingers
He's there to tease
You know he only wants to take things too far

And I said "Awe Rosie, don't you do that to the boys
Don't you come on so willing
Don't you come on so strong
It can be so chillin'
When you act so willin'
And your warmth sets like the sun"

. . .


Took my baby walking
We went down to the sea
You know we talked of loving
And you talked of love to me

We sat down under a bus shelter
And talked of other things
But bit by bit by bit it came 'round again
How much in love are we

It was a fine thing
We were young
So much love to give
It was the right thing
We were alone
Under the stars

Getting in the mood
Kissing under the
Big bright shiny stars
That light up the sky
Kissing in front of that old lady
Who just walked past our seat
Getting in the mood
Kissin' and a huggin'
Because

It was a fine thing
We were young
So much love to give
It was the right thing
We were alone
Under the stars

. . .


I sit here by myself
And you know I love it
You know I don't want someone
To come pay a visit
I wanna be by myself
I came in this world alone
Me myself I

I wanna go to China
And to see Japan
I'd like to sail the oceans
before the seas run dry
I wanna go by myself
I've just room enough for one
My myself I

I wanna be a bigshot
And have ninety cars
I wanna have a boyfriend
And a girl for laughs
But only on Saturdays
Six days to be alone
Just me myself I
Me myself and I
Just me myself I

Don't wanna be the bad guy
Don't wanna make a soul cry
It's not that I love my self
I just don't want company
Just me myself I
Me myself and I
Just me myself I

I sit here by myself
And you know I love it
You know I don't want someone
To come pay a visit
I wanna be by myself
I came in this world alone
Me myself I

. . .


I may not be your best
You know good ones
Don't come by the score
If you've got something missing
I'll help you look
You can be sure
And if you want to be alone
Or someone to share a laugh
Whatever you want me to
All you got to do is ask

Thunder
Don't go under the sheets
Lightening
Under a tree
In the rain and snow
I'll be your fire inside
Come running to me
When things get out of hand
Running to me
When it's more than you can stand
I said I'm strong
Straight
Willing
To be a
Shelter
In a storm
Your willow oh willow
When the sun is out

A fight with your best girl
Prettiest thing you ever saw
You know I'll listen
Try to get a message to her
And if it's money you want
Or trouble halved
What ever you want me to
All you got to do is ask
I said I'm strong
Straight
Willing
To be a
Shelter in a storm
Your willow oh willow
When the sun is out

. . .


Life is hard
Work is dirty
Friends plead poverty
Fame and fortune
Keeps its own time
So don't wait up

But if you can feel the sun
If you can feel the rain
Life can't be bad
If you've got food to eat
And all your dreams to dream
Life can't be bad
If you can walk away
And fight another day
Life can't be that bad

For all the things that I can do
How could I complain
I've got no broken wings
I've got a heart that sings
And I feel blessed

. . .


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