Water on Snow

by Colin Vearncombe

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credits

released 01 June 2000

Produced by Martin Green

Recorded by Ger McDonnell
Mixed by Colin Farley
Assisted by Don Turner
Mastered by Bob Whitney

Add. engineering by Haydn Bendall

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tags: pop Cork

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Track Name: Alive
Listen to the silence growing louder
A whisper can sometimes be louder than a scream
Even in your wildest dreams
Oh growing louder
But I am
Never more alive than when I am
Lying in your arms again

Some say that each and everyone of us is dying
They don’t admit that they have never really
Lived at all
And swung it at the big ball
Oh I don’t fight it
‘cause I am never more alive than when I am lying in your arms again

Some people act like love was just a kind of guessing game
So when they want you what the hell are they responding to?
And some people act like they’re immaturing
I don’t know if I am growing younger
But I am never more alive than when I am lying in your arms again
Track Name: Last Day of a Long Winter
I like alone, won’t be lost without you
Hadn’t you noticed or don’t you care
Why not alone, why keep the pain around us
Hadn’t we noticed or don’t we care and both too tired and old?

Even if I was in love with you and wore the ring, the name tattoo
These things could never hope to keep me here
With the bitter words and cool embraces
The fading sweeter tastes I have started to forget too soon to hold them back
Did I do wrong just to believe that there’s a last day of a long winter

Full of empty pride in yesterdays and things you only threw away on those that didn’t ask you
But you had to
You’re just fat and bone and monkey chips
Disgust upon your wrinkled lips
That you no longer try to hide from me
Did I do wrong just to believe that there’s a last day of a long winter
Cause I believe that there’s a last day of a long winter
Track Name: Black Eyed Susan
After the parties when I’m more drunk than lonely
Sinking down into only sweet thoughts of you
I see you waltzing in slow, slow circles
With your hair hanging down like a waterfall

I’m aching to hold you, wrap and enfold you and make you mine
My black eyed Susan

But you’re his
When he wants you, whenever that is
And I wouldn’t change it even if I wanted to

I’m aching to hold you, wrap and enfold you and make you mine
My black eyed Susan

I’m aching to hold you, wrap and enfold you
But it’s him, no-one but him
For black eyed Susan
Track Name: Water on Snow
Did I sleep? Do I dream of cold, silent water
So deep and dark
And the wires are singing our song?
Our song

As we lay back and stared into cloudless skies
And the stars up there
The wires are singing our song
The wires are singing our song

Your face, now so plain, once was so lovely
A beautiful refrain, dust with stars
But your smile now in disguise became a flat line
And to never love again like you did before
Was all

Why go on with it, why go on with it?
Why, to let it flow, like water on snow?

I know what you want, what you are thinking
To drift beyond the pain and out of reach
To sit, be safe and warm inside your sorrow
And listen to the slow, slow morse tapping of the rain
But it says:

Why go on with it? Why go on with it?
Why to let it flow like water on snow?
Track Name: Let the Wind Blow
She’s got the greenest eyes I’ve ever seen
And I’m paper thin
She’s staring through my skin at what was unspoken
She said: there’s no need to cry you’ve always known
That the ones who fly can take on too much strain
And be broken

And if you can hear me, hear me sing
I don’t remember anything
Those days are dead and gone away
Let the wind blow, let the wind blow
Let the wind blow

And I couldn’t cry, we’d made our peace when he turned and smiled
remember me with joy he said or don’t do it all

And if you can hear me, hear me sing
I don’t remember anything
Those days are dead and gone away
Let the wind blow, let the wind blow

The bravest man I have ever known
I’m standing on the edge he said and looking over
Let the wind blow, let the wind blow
Track Name: You Life Me Up
When we bathe in the afterglow
And your eyes gleam like the streetlights
In the road
And I’m so weak I can hardly stand
I’ve exhausted my supply and demand

You lift me up
You give me hope
And you make me feel like I don’t care anymore
And I don’t

I heard love was like staring into an abyss
And I’d guess that it’s true
But I never saw one
Until I saw you
You lift me up
You give me hope
You make me feel like I don’t care anymore

You lift me up
You give me hope
You make me feel like I don’t care anymore
Feel like I don’t care anymore
Cause you lift me up, you lift me up
You lift me up
Track Name: Famous
I should be a star driving all the girls insane
Shower me with oysters, swimming in the best champagne
I’d never lift a finger
Just be the biggest swinger
I, I should be famous
Yes, I should be famous
Wear the finest clothes, have a brand new nose

A chauffeured limousine, Jacuzzi in the back for two
A mystery companion, you could be that girl
If you can swing it in the fast lane
Silk lingerie and cocaine

I, I should be famous
Oh I, I should be famous
I’d say √¢‚Ǩ≈ìno, no press’ change my mind
Say yes and then turn and smile
In my own sweet style

I’d never lift a finger
Just be the biggest swinger
I, I should be famous
Oh, I should be famous
I should be famous
Track Name: Go Home
Fake diamond rings on every finger
Purple shadows around my eyes
I show Americans del norte
The best of Paris’s underside

I worked the dirt in Oklahoma and ate my crow and humble pie
Though I walk through the Latin quarter
It’s still a dust bowl in my mind

You can’t make me go home
When I don’t wanno go!

I’ve lived on peanuts for the season
Bathtub martinis extra dry
Down in the thirteenth arrondissement
I waste my money on good times

You can’t make me go home
Don’t make me go home, I don’t wanna go
You can’t make me go home, la la la
When I don’t wanna go

Fake diamond rings on every finger
Purple shadows around my eyes
Down in the thirteenth, the fourteenth, the fifteenth arrondissement I waste my money line by line

You can’t make me go home
Don’t make me go home, I don’t wanna go
You can’t make me go home
When I don’t wanna go
Track Name: Cool
It’s just a trick of the night
How you set me alight
On the edge of the shadows curve
I’ve been learning to be
Like the people you see
Who get all the love I deserve
No, you won’t be sorry
I want you to feel me

It would be so cool to be your girl
It would be so cool to rule your world
I willl be so cool when I’m your girl, will be so
Cool

Don’t be scared, you won’t have to care
I never leave a hair out of place
I’ll be shaving you bare tied to the chair
Licking the sweat off your face
You give me the hunger
I want you to feed me

It would be so cool to be your girl
It would be so cool to rule your world
I will be so cool when I’m your girl, will be so cool

I’ll only live to please you, make you so happy
And we could play blessings and curses, doctors and nurses
I’ll let you be king for the day
Any way you want it is fine by me
Any way you want it is fine
Take anything you see that you think you might need
Anything as long as it’s mine

It would be so cool to be your girl
It would be so cool to rule your world
I will be so cool when I’m your girl, will be so
Cool

It would be so cool to be your girl
It would be so cool to rule your world
I will be so cool when I’m your girl, will be so
Cool