Lyrics 3:

Complete lyrics to most often requested songs.

All lyrics © Wyson Lane Music.

WARNING:

SOME OF THE TOPICS ADDRESSED & THE ASSOCIATED LYRICS MAY CAUSE OFFENCE TO THOSE OF A SENSITIVE DISPOSITION.

Further lyrics listed in alphabetical order can be found on Lyrics P1, 2 & 4. Follow link  back to P1.

 

SONGS:

Nowhere Left To Hide
Pity The Poor Refugee
Please Don't Go
Riding On The Devil's Train
Running On Empty
So Much More
Soft In The Head
Taking Your Share
The Answer To My Prayer

 

NOWHERE LEFT TO HIDE

[There's no place to hide from your own conscience]


Do you still sleep easily at night, switch off your conscience with the light and face the darkness all alone
Or spend those long and lonely hours consumed with hatred that devours the love of friends you’ve ever known


Do you waste your long and lonely days spent thinking of the many ways to hurt the ones who cared for you
Inventing insane alibis for all your stupid, pointless lies constructing tales that don’t ring true


CH:
How do you feel deep down inside to know you cheated and you lied
To know your trust is compromised, to know you’ve nowhere left to hide

Do you long to rest so peacefully since losing your integrity and giving in to bitterness
Exchanging common decency for transient expediency and endless years of emptiness


CH: + To know you’ve nowhere left to hide

PITY THE POOR REFUGEE

[The plight of refugees is a personal and global responsibility]

I don’t want your dark depravity and I don’t want your cruel barbarity

I don’t want your blank hostility, all I want is some honesty


And I don’t want your ideology and I don’t want your baseless bigotry

I don’t want your thoughtless tyranny, all I want is some harmony


CH:

Because the squalor stupefying, the torture, cheating and lying

It infects us all, our human tragedy

The murder mystifying and the carnage crucifying

It invades us all, our naked blasphemy

So pity the poor refugee


I don’t want your life of slavery and I don’t want your death in misery

I don’t want your years of anarchy, all I want is some dignity


And I don’t want your prison, internee and I don’t want your label, deportee

I don’t want your global strategy, all I want is some morality CH: INST.


I don’t want your empty charity and I don’t want your cheap philanthropy

I don’t want your tears and sympathy, all I want is a safe sanctuary


And I don’t want your man-made boundary and I don’t want your token territory

I don’t want your false community, all I want is my family CH:

So when you hear the crying of the broken and the dying

The prayers for our children to be free

Then please forgive the scheming, the planning and the dreaming

Of the nameless, faceless, stateless refugee

The nameless, faceless, stateless refugee

I’m the nameless, faceless, stateless refuge

PLEASE DON'T GO

​[Can we turn a blind eye to deception?]

 
I see your dreamy eyes which you cannot disguise and your flashing smile tonight tells me all I want to know
Between us the game is on and the time for playing’s gone, lie in my arms, it must be right, we’ll let our feelings flow

In this mad confusing evening I wonder are you deceiving another lover in some other town then you catch me with your winning smile
And all thoughts of sympathy are lost in my fantasy with you in my arms I start to drown – easy to reconcile


CH:
So please, oh please, please don’t go, don’t go, I need you more tonight than you’ll ever know
Please, oh please, please don’t go, don’t go, I need you more tonight than I ever needed you before

But you changed all the rules and took me for a fool, I played the role so well, the star of our tragedy
I never realised you had me hypnotised, you didn’t even say farewell in our silent comedy

So if we meet at the rainbow’s end a little time to you I’ll lend not because I feel I have to, your deception was hard to take
The way you broke my heart was really quite an art, no love affair worth rescue, it’ll be for old times’ sake
CH:

RIDING ON THE DEVIL'S TRAIN

[Some people just can't help hitting the self-destruct button and alienating those around them]


Troubled thoughts lie heavy in your eyes, love and truth diminish, slowly dies
Fooled by false emotions all you feel is loneliness and hate
See years of isolation, painful persecution as your fate


CH:
Time and tide are turning but you're still yearning, a bitter-sweet love's burning your alibis
You're on a road to nowhere, you've paid the Stygian fare
But you keep on dreaming, you keep on scheming, as you keep on screaming your pointless lies

Echoes from your broken memory consumed by fire, the heat and agony
Of burning, bruising passion never quenched by healing dreams or calming sleep
Making for uncertainty, fears forever dawning set so deep

Quicksand drags you down into despair, exhaustion fills your mind, too numb to care
It leaves you hopeless, lifeless, locked away from love, an empty shell
You’re riding on the Devil's train with a one way ticket. Destination: Hell

Time and tide are turning but you're still yearning, a bitter-sweet love's burning your alibis
You're on a road to nowhere, you've paid the Stygian fare
But you keep on dreaming, you keep on scheming as you keep on screaming
Time and tide are turning but you're still yearning, a bitter-sweet love's burning your alibis
You're on a road to nowhere, you've paid the Stygian fare
But you keep on dreaming, you keep

on scheming, as you keep on screaming your pointless lies
But you keep on dreaming, you keep on scheming as you keep on screaming your pointless lies


RUNNING ON EMPTY

[When it's all going wrong try giving it a bit more time]


It’s been a tough day on a rough road from hell now it’s late in the evening and it’s not going well
The last thing we wanted was to be unkind but we’re running on empty and we need to unwind


We fill out the silence with empty words feeding frustration ‘cos we’re not being heard
Don’t listen to each other, it’s all going wrong but we’re running on empty and we got to be strong
We got to be strong

We see all the signs, know what we should say but we break all the rules by the end of the day
We can’t find the words or they don’t ring true, when we’re running on empty love can’t get through


If we stay together, we can sort it all out, share words of love and dispel all the doubt
But our hopes are shattered by the call on your phone then you’re running for cover and we feel all alone
We feel all alone


CH:
Because we’re running on empty and reserve’s getting low, we’re running on empty, got a long way to go
Running on empty, got a mountain to climb, when we’re running on empty, got to give it more time
A little more time – just a little more time – we need to take our time

I lie in the darkness, you’re heading on home searching for answers, thoughts start to roam
Facing rejection through a long, lonely night we’re running on empty, knowing something’s not right


We need more time and the space to decide if there’s something worth saving let love be the guide
When we’re running on empty better leave the treadmill, it’s spinning too quickly and we need to stand still
We need to stand still

When we’re running on empty and it all goes wrong think of the future, it’s a long time gone 
Find the right words, they’ll always ring true when we’re running on empty love will carry us through


And just when it seems that we’ve had enough on a rough road from hell and the going gets tough
When we’re running on empty, think we can’t go on then we’ll run on together and we’ll run on long
We’ll run on long

If we run on together when reserves are low we can run on for ever, just run real slow
If we run on together, more mountains we’ll climb, we can run on for ever
If we run on together when reserves are low we can run on for ever, just run real slow
If we run on together, more mountains we’ll climb we can run on forever
Just take our time – we need a little more time - just a bit more time – we need to take our time
Just a little more time – we need to take our time

SO MUCH MORE

[I lost my heart but I found so much more. Still so true.]

Life kicks you when you're feeling down, need a friend to lift you off the ground
I lost my heart but found so much more
Saw your face across a crowded room, knew somehow we'd be together soon
I lost my heart but found so much more

The next night in the castle grounds listening to the big band sounds
I lost my heart but found so much more
Searched the crowds, saw you standing there, arranged to meet up again somewhere
I lost my heart but found so much more

CH:
When the flame of love it starts to ignite and you feel the heat as it glows so bright
Let it burn – you'll find so much more
When it hits you like a bolt from the blue and time stands let it shine on through
Let it burn – you'll find so much more

The next day up in Ludlow town you turned my world upside down
I lost my heart but found so much more
Stars exploded in the summer air as I stole a kiss in the market square
I lost my heart but found so much more

I made you laugh, you made me cry tears of happiness to signify
I lost my heart but found so much more
Moved in after two more days, love growing stronger in so many ways
I lost my heart but found so much more
CH:

Lying together through the darkest night sharing love never felt so right
I lost my heart but found so much more
The journey's over, I've found my love, every day I thank those stars above
I lost my heart but found so much more

Now it’s six years on, there's a certainty, we've love enough to set our spirits' free
I lost my heart but found so much more
Together for each other to eternity with love to spare, it was meant to be
I lost my heart but found so much more

CH:


Let it burn – you'll find so much more. I lost my heart but found so much more

SOFT IN THE HEAD

[Written for the centenary of the end of the 1st World War]


They sold us a story of honour and glory not millions of lives lost in vain
No killing or dying in their cheating and lying, no poisoned gas, bullets or pain
No filth, no stench of a blood-sodden trench, no shell-shocked, no wounded or dead
Home before Christmas, no-one would miss us, we must have been soft in the head

It's 1918, and November it seems we might see an end to this war
There's whispers of peace, for fighting to cease, but we've heard all the rumours before
My pals are all gone, most lost on The Somme, more at Ypres and Passchendaele
They're better off dead than losing their head and living to tell the tale


CH:
There's no time to cry, there's no final goodbye - no last post, no more to be said
There's nothing to save - just an unmarked grave - we must have been soft in the head

A new day is breaking, the guns are awaking they're chasing the dark from the sky
No questions, no answers, no retreat or advances, we sit here just waiting to die
Like lambs to the slaughter from gas cloud and mortar, what is the point of it all
If this is the end let death be my friend and leave me to rot where I fall

Because death doesn't care about who, what or where it draws its own lines in the sand
Beyond the barbed wire, the muck and the mire, time stands still in no man's land
I've been here for years so don't waste your tears, no eulogy still to be read
I lie here alone, I died an unknown - a number now lost, assumed dead
CH:

A poppy field grave for the fallen and brave now their final battle's been fought
No getting away at the end of the day from knowing it all counts for nought
There's nothing to show what lies here below - just one more anonymous mound
Another poor soul now filling a hole who fell from life's merry-go-round

So they tell us a story of honour and glory not millions of lives lost in vain
No killing or dying, they're still cheating and lying, no poisoned gas, bullets or pain
No filth, no stench of a blood-sodden trench, no shell-shocked, no wounded or dead
Home before Christmas, no-one would miss us, we must have been soft in the head
CH:
We must have been soft in the head
We must have been soft - that's why we're dead

TAKING YOUR SHARE

[A rant against all the piggies with their snouts in the trough]


Crossword commuters, dark suits and ties, programmed to function on bullshit and lies
You don’t care – just taking your share
Corporate image and a company line, follow your leader you Gadarene swine
You don’t care – just taking your share


Pinstripe pariah, an answering machine, duplicate copy and a daily routine
Early to rise and late to return, making a fortune, got money to burn
You don’t care – just taking your share

Computer terminal, face like a screen, heard on the phone but never been seen
You don’t care – just taking your share
Dealing and trading morning and night, chained to your desk, more business to write
You don’t care – just taking your share


Personal feelings always kept hidden, heart attack, ulcer, breakdown forbidden
Devoid of emotion, creative intent, no visceral tension or sign of dissent
You don’t care – just taking your share

Puking propaganda, internal memoranda, Boardroom directives, company news
Serve your life sentence, no thought of repentance, couldn’t give a shit just who you screw
You don’t care – just taking your share

Nicotine, alcohol, caffeine miasma nurtures more greed – your chemical plasma
You don’t care – just taking your share
Virulent parasite eating your brain, losing perspective and going insane
You don’t care – just taking your share


Vendor of liberty, inventor or war, purveyor of misery, oppressor of poor
Honour, integrity strangled at birth, breathe out your power and poison our earth
You don’t care – just taking your share

Environmental conscience - un-necessary nonsense - corporate man right down to your core
Serve your life sentence, no thought of repentance - brown-nosed, boots-licked, company whore
You don’t care – you’ve taken your share. You don’t care – you’ve taken your share. You don’t care.

THE ANSWER TO MY PRAYER

[Separation and thoughts of reunion - another simple love song]


I’m lost in love and you’re filling my senses empty hours through lonely nights
I lie awake and the pain recommences, memory soon reignites
I feel the warmth of you lying beside me, run my fingers through your hair
Hold you close but I know that it’s only memories now take me there


CH:
But it’s time to end the waiting, the separation’s through I’m coming home, no more to roam, to lie again with you
A tender kiss and a soft caress, run my fingers through your hair, memories are made of this; you're the answer

I taste your lips, your deep and tender kisses, breathe the perfume of your skin
Your softest touch and your gentlest caresses, memories are locked within
I hear your voice forming words so enchanting whispered sweetly in my ear
I’m coming home, it’s time to end the wanting, memories I hold so dear

CH:

+ Memories are made of this you're the answer, memories are made of this you're the answer to my prayer