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GIRL ON AN UNMADE BED LYRICS

 

 

1. RED

 

Well, I left from the door where the roses grow tall,

at the window, the shape of your face.

Well I smiled and I waved you goodbye,

but a tear chose to fall from your eye.

 

Is it hard that I left there without you?

Is it you that believes that I doubt you?

When it’s me that turned round when you said,

‘A rose, it stays red.’

 

Well these blossoms won’t bloom and I’ve had to assume

that my flowers will die in my palm.

Well my garden won’t grow anymore

and my roses aren’t tall by the door.

 

It’s so hard that I left there without you,

and it’s me that regrets that I doubt you,

and I should have took heed when you said,

‘A rose, it stays red.’

 

Well I dreamed if I saw you, I’d smile and implore you

and tell you how wrong that I was,

and you’d smile, understand, and you’d put in my hand

a rose.

 

Is it hard that I left there without you?

Is it you that believes that I doubt you?

When it’s me that turned round when you said,

‘A rose, it stays red.’

 

2. GIRL ON AN UNMADE BED

 

Unmade bed, unmade day, left my heart on my pillow

and went outside anyway,

while under my sheets, my heart left to beat

on its own, in the warm and away from the storm.

I went outside anyway.

 

Have I thought about plans? Have I answered demands?

And have I prioritised things that I’ll need versus

things to achieve in my life?

I’m so young and I’m nowhere near done,

and so I walk on.

And so I walk on.

 

I see myself climbing a mountain with rocks all about me,

but I’m just a girl on an unmade bed, dreams in her head,

and oh.

 

Head down into the wind, shoulders hunched to the morning,

I got on the train with a plan in my hand,

feeling sure that I can take my time, see the world,

let my life just unfurl.

I’m sure that I can.

I’m sure that I can.

 

I see myself climbing a mountain with rocks all about me,

but I’m just a girl on an unmade bed, dreams in her head,

and oh, I see myself climbing a mountain with rocksall about me,

but I’m just a girl on an unmade bed, dreams in her head,

and oh.

 

Unmade bed, unmade day, left my heart on my pillow

and went outside anyway,

 

3. IS WHISPERING

Down by this fallen tree I find my heart in branches.

Diving down by rivers we divide, you are lost in skyscrapers.

 

I had been there ten years or so anyway,

but you caught me longingly gazing at a place that may seem far away,

but to me is whispering.

Is whispering.

 

Shrug away those years that clothed you well and today is coverless.

You are reaching out, but time will tell if you’re inspired by what has passed.

 

I had been there ten years or so anyway,

but you caught me longingly gazing at a place that may seem far away,

but to me is whispering.

Is whispering.

 

Down by this fallen tree I lost my heart in branches.

Hidden by whatever it had cost me, now I’m lost in skyscrapers.

 

I had been there ten years or so anyway,

but you caught me longingly gazing at a place that may seem far away,

but to me, to me is whispering.

Is whispering.

Is whispering.

Is whispering.

 

4. UNDERGROUND

Run below, we lie below, we lie in arms, no harm can take us.

In here we’re all unclear what flies up ahead.

They said the spirit keeps us – spirit take us, never break us.

No trains run by in empty undergrounds.

 

Ring-a-ring around until the day we all fall down.

 

The man said we’d be free to fight them on the beaches in the night.

The shells fall on our shore,

rubble bubble, toil and trouble.

Take my hand, oh take my hand, we’ll run to the underground

and hide here ‘till the ‘all clear’ sounds.

 

Ring-a-ring around until the day we all fall down.

Ring-a-ring around until the day we all fall down.

 

And we have seen the smoke.

We’ve had to watch the sky fall down.

But we have home, sweet home to save us.

To save us.

Save us.

‘Till we all fall down.

 

Ring-a-ring around.

Ring-a-ring around.

Ring-a-ring around until the day we all fall, fall

down.

 

5. WAITING GAME

Tie the knot. Skim the bow.

Jump off the pavement and walk along the dusty road

This is me. Now do you like what you see?

Wait a minute.

 

This waiting game has taken it all out of me.

I don’t understand this game of hide and seek,

it just leaves me lost.

 

Toe the line. Jump across,

Seize the moment; for once forget about the cost.

This is it, it’s what we need to do.

Don’t wait a minute.

 

This waiting game has taken it all out of me.

I don’t understand this game of hide and seek,

it just leaves me lost

 

Oh, this waiting game has taken it all out of me.

I don’t understand this game of hide and seek,

it just leaves me,

it just leaves me lost.

 

6. SIMPLY

I  have been missing for four long days now.

On every tree I have tacked a picture, waiting for your call.

Between you and me, I have been sold too long now.

Between you and me, well I never even saw the curtain falling,

falling, ooh falling.

 

Was it the mirrors glaring while you were singing out your soul?

Was it the careful staring while you were pushed so gently?

Simply, I’m taking you with me.

I’m taking you with me.

I’m taking you with me.

 

It’s so easy if you’re so good at hiding.

Imagine me saying everything; there’s nothing left to feel.

Regretfully if I don’t hope I’m safe here.

Remember me, I’m the girl you knew before you saw me falling,

falling, ooh falling.

 

Was it the mirrors glaring while you were singing out your soul?

Was it the careful staring while you were pushed so gently?

Simply, I’m taking you with me.

I’m taking you with me.

I’m taking you with me.

 

Well fair is fair is fair is fair. That’s all it is, we’ll leave it there.

I stumbled on a magic wand; with magic all the bullshit’s gone.

I’m speeding to a place where I have better views, have better eyes.

You thought of me, I know you did,

but while you talk at where I sit, I’ve withered down to something bare,

something lost, I’m never there,

hoping that you’ll find me here,

hoping that you’ll find me here.

 

Was it the mirrors glaring while you were singing out your soul?

Was it the careful staring while you were pushed sogently?

Simply, I’m taking you with me.

I’m taking you with me.

I’m taking you with me.

Taking you with me.

I’m taking you with me.

7. HARRIET

 

Her music taste is quite surreal.

She has Marmite with every meal.

The washing up does not get done.

And tracksuit bottoms, she always wears.

She regularly falls down stairs.

I’m so glad to have her around.

 

Oh, Harriet, why did I say I would do this for Harriet?

Just because she wants me to.

Harriet, why did I say I would do this for Harriet?

Just because she wants me to, I’ll write a song all about you.

Harriet.

 

We laugh at her because she’s posh.

She wears a Barber macintosh.

On Wednesdays she plays Polo.

I wonder what life would be like

if Harriet was not alive.

To be fair, she used lots of soap.

 

Oh, Harriet, why did I say I would do this for Harriet?

Just because she wants me to.

Harriet, why did I say I would do this for Harriet?

Just because she wants me to, I’ll write a song all about you.

Harriet.

 

Oh, Harriet, why did I say I would do this for Harriet?

Just because she wants me to.

Harriet, why did I say I would do this for Harriet?

Just because she wants me to, I’ll write a song for

Harry –

 

Harriet, why did I say I would do this for Harriet?

Just because she wants me to.

Harriet, why did I say I would do this for Harriet?

Just because she wants me to, I’ll write a song all

about you.

Just to get you out my room.

 

8. RAINBOW

This silence is age-making,

oh, I shouldn’t feel this old and slow.

This waiting is time-wasting.

Well oh, I know that I’m impatient but you never know ‘til you know.

 

It’s over the rainbow,

but oh, you make me nervous, oh you make me nervous you know.

It won’t be the same though.

I’m asking if it’s worth it, asking if it’s worth it you know,

and sometimes I don’t think so.

 

Months without nothing.

Well oh, I’m easing myself to the ground

where I can start running

and I don’t know if I’ll ever reach the finish but

I’ll soon find out if I can.

 

It’s over the rainbow,

but oh, you make me nervous, oh you make me nervous you know.

It won’t be the same though.

I’m asking if it’s worth it, asking if it’s worth it you know,

and sometimes I don’t think so.

 

It’s over the rainbow,

but oh, you make me nervous, oh you make me nervous you know.

It won’t be the same though.

I’m asking if it’s worth it, asking if it’s worth it you know.

 

It’s over the rainbow,

but oh, you make me nervous, oh you make me nervous you know.

It won’t be the same though.

I’m asking if it’s worth it, asking if it’s worth it you know,

and sometimes I don’t think so.

 

It’s over the rainbow

 

9. JUST LIKE ME

I wanna be just like you when I grow up.

I wanna seem just like you when I grow up,

and I’ll bow your way and tip my hat, glad to know that I’m never turning back,

and I will be just like you when I grow up.

 

And I will know everything when I grow up,

and you will see a brand new me when I’ve grown up.

How beautiful it feels to be never old, but grown up just like me.

I never dreamed I could possibly be so grown up.

 

I know that when I grow up, I won’t need crayons to draw.

I won’t need you, I won’t, I won’t need you anymore.

 

And I will be everything when I’ve grown up.

And I won’t need anything ‘cause I’ll be grown up,

so you can put your rules away. What possibly could

I need them for anyway?

And I will be just like me when I grow up.

And I will be just like me when I grow up.

And I will be just like me, just like me when I grow up.

 

10. WAIT FOR ME

Park bench in April, there by the swings,

you kissed me softly, your face to the wind.

And I didn’t expect you to look in my eyes and say,

‘Will you let me love you?’

So I said, ‘Ok.’

 

The roundabout took me, in a roundabout way,

dizzied and breathless, all through the day.

And you caught me turning, turning around to say,

‘I can’t let you love me. I can’t let you stay.’

I can’t let you stay.

 

So I left you stood there, down by the swing,

while I ran wild and reckless, my face to the wind.

The thought entered my head, but I couldn’t let my heart say,

‘I’ll let you love me.

I’ll let you love me.

I’ll let you love me.’

 

Wait for me.

Wait for me, please, wait for me.

Wait for me.

 

Park bench in April, there by the swings,

you once kissed me softly, your face to the wind.

I’ve torn down my defences, and I wish you were here to hear me say,

‘I will let you love me.

I will let you stay.’

 

11. PRACTICE ROOM

It’s no wonder I can’t hear myself when every corner of these walls are pointless.

I had the code and I punched it in, but what’s the use if I’m lost in all this din?

 

Every note I pick is just another sound to add;

peace and quiet is not a London thing.

All I hear is honky-tonk piano.

This is why, this is why, why birds migrate to sing

.

There’s a prima donna in the room behind me, singing opera so that Rome can hear

and then next door I hear a flute just whining,

I need to fly away to save my ears.

 

Every note I pick is just another sound to add;

peace and quiet is not a London thing.

All I hear is honky-tonk piano.

This is why, this is why, why birds migrate to sing.

 

Just imagine surfing through the sky

with what you hear before your eyes,

But I’ve a lorry rolling through my eardrums,

I’ve a city shouting every second,

I’ve a guitar that is silenced in my hands.

 

Every note I pick is just another sound to add;

peace and quiet is not a London thing.

All I hear is honky-tonk piano.

This is why, this is why, why birds migrate to sing.

Why birds migrate to sing.

Why birds migrate to sing.

 

It’s no wonder we can’t hear ourselves; too busy shouting to hear songs made for us.

 

12. NEVER QUITE AN ANGEL

Singing in the choir in a church on a Sunday,

lending you the halo, at least until Monday.

Spending the rest of the week hanging round as you like.

If it’s incorrect change, you won’t say, always take it.

Your theory is that they should check when they gave it.

Cheers, have a beer and relax, take it all off your mind.

 

And you feel like, as the sun goes by you were never, never quite an angel.

You feel like, that although you tried, you were never, never quite an angel.

Never quite an angel.

 

Funny how life seems to give when you take

and everything seems to be just how you make it.

Who gives a – what did you mean when you said we’re alike?

So let’s quicken the pace, make a race into action.

You’d lose all you have if you give just a fraction.

It’s strange, but divine at the time and that makes you alive.

 

And you feel like, as the sun goes by you were never, never quite an angel.

You feel like, that although you tried, you were never, never quite an angel.

And you feel like, as the sun goes by you were never, never quite an angel.

You feel like, that although you tried, you were never, never quite an angel.

Never quite an angel.

Never quite an angel.

 

You keep open, aware, no despair in the urges that move you.

True to your kind, you are pleased with whatever improves you.

Marching in time, you were never in line,

Somebody give me a sign.

Someone like an angel.

Someone like an angel.

Someone like an angel.

Someone like an angel.

13. JUST

 

Just friends, and it’s always that,

Sidestepped like an old stray cat,

and if you’re there, where does that leave me?

Lonely.

 

One smile in a day of frowns.

It’s just one smile and I’m off the ground,

‘Cos I’m flying whenever you’re around.

Hold me.

 

I’m near enough to see you, there’s something in my way.

I’m scared enough to need you, so I fly away.

 

Just friends, why is it always that?

If it’s just this, I am only that.

I can’t believe it that I could let you see just me.

 

I’m near enough to see you, there’s something in my way.

I’m scared enough to need you, so I fly, I fly away.

I’m near enough to see you, there’s something in my way.

I’m scared enough to need you, so I fly, fly away.

 

14. POISON APPLE

It had never even crossed my mind

to take a bite out of this poison apple I found inside the garden.

I just reached out and took it from the vine,

and if I sink my teeth in, my heart won’t stop its beating.

 

It’s taken quite a while for me to see that I am bound by no one else, but me.

I’m marching to a rhythm I devised.

I’m someone I can’t face to leave behind,

and now I’ve sunk my teeth in, my heart won’t stop believing

and I’ve found my door for leaving.

 

Oh Romeo, can’t you see? Your Juliet was never me,

We’ve danced this way for four long years;

It’s time that I danced out of here.

This city’s put me in my place: I’ve fought my corner, lost my case.

Oh Romeo, can’t you see? Your love was never meant for me.

 

Show me something I can grasp hold of that keeps me level on this rocky road.

The more I learn, the more I want to see.

The more I love, the more I need to leave.

And I will sink my teeth in so my heart won’t feel defeated.

Now I’ve found my life for living.

 

Oh Romeo, can’t you see? Your Juliet was never me,

We’ve danced this way for four long years’

It’s time that I danced out of here.

This city’s put me in my place: I’ve fought my corner, lost my case.

Oh Romeo, can’t you see?

Your love was never meant, your love was never meant for me.

Never meant for me.

 

Now I’ve found my life believing.

 

Romeo, can’t you see? Your Juliet was never me,

We’ve danced this way for four long years;

It’s time that I danced out of here.

This city’s put me in my place: I’ve fought my corner, lost my case.

Oh Romeo, can’t you see?

Your love was never meant, your love was never meant for me.