1985-1987 Including songs from Tommy

Go Out And Get ‘Em, Boy!

You were a survivor after all; you never even called!
I didn’t expect you to
Now, oh, there’s such a lot you’ve done and you’re only twenty-one
Yes, you’re only twenty-one

Oh, oh, there’s just something, something I noticed
That there’s a whole world out there but it’s shrinking fast
You want to take it all and make it last forever
Or maybe just a lifetime

Now, oh, you’ve gone to fly the flag from some pinprick on the map
Oh, won’t you ever bring it back?
Tonight, when you hold her in your arms and you prove that you’re a man
Oh, well, I hope she understands

Oh, oh, there’s just something, something I noticed
That there’s a whole world out there but it’s shrinking fast
You want to take it all and make it last forever
Or maybe just a lifetime, maybe just a lifetime

Oh, some things just don’t ever go away
Some things, you know, are just here to stay

And in a golden field there is a little girl left with a union jack
And there’s a price to pay, no matter what you say
There is no going back today
And if we’re worlds apart, then I’ve still got a heart
Can you imagine that?
“Another wasted day”, yes, I can hear you say
But I’m afraid it means much more to me than that

(The Moment Before) Everything’s Spoiled Again

Have I said something wrong?
How can I know if you’re not going to speak to me?
There I am, in your eyes
And we’re only playing, but what am I saying?
Oh, what am I saying?
Oh, what am I saying?

Oh, there’s no one like you, no one like that now
There’s always some way that you could bring me down

Maybe it’s just that I fly too high, that the ground is hard
It always hurts me
When I fall over sideways and break out in sores and people start laughing
But it’s not what I’m into

I don’t expect you to know
I don’t expect you to know

And when the sound of your laughter is getting too hard and people start staring
But nowhere is better than lying down here with you
Oh, and no one’s supposed to know how I feel

But I don’t expect you to know
I don’t expect you to know

Oh, it’s just that I don’t want you to go
It’s just that I don’t want you to go
Oh, don’t leave me alone again
I never wanted that again
Oh, don’t leave me alone again
I never wanted that again

Once More

A gang of thieves, somebody leaves; I swear I heard laughter
An empty gloom and some forbidden room and a window to shatter

And does your heart begin to fail when the moment gets closer?
You always turn the other way but it doesn’t really matter at all
It doesn’t really matter at all, oh no

A crashing blow, does somebody know?
They must have heard my heart beating
And we’re in tonight but there’ll be a fight
Can you tell what I’m thinking?

And does your heart begin to fail when the moment gets closer?
You always turn the other way but it doesn’t really matter at all
It doesn’t really matter at all, oh no

Once more
Oh, I know that I’ve said this before
Oh, but this time I’m changing for sure
Just let me go out there

Once more
Oh, I know that I’ve said this before
Oh, but this time I’m changing for sure
Just let me go out there

Once more
Once more

Once more
Oh, I know that I’ve said this before
Oh, but this time I’m changing for sure
Just let me go out there

Oh, just let me go out there again
Oh, just let me go out there again
Oh, once more, just let me go out there once more
Once more

At The Edge of The Sea

We lie in this salty embrace
A sunny day, this special place
Tonight the sea is ours
And restless, with sand in our shoes
A golden mile, that special smile
Asleep in lovers’ arms

And if heaven sent a kiss, would it be something like this?
Would it soar above the waves?
Is that how a kiss behaves?
Is that how a kiss behaves?

And colours so icy and bright are swimming round my head tonight
A clear and sleepy tide
But watch with a heavier heart as I try to tear it all apart
With a greed that’s all my own

And if heaven sent a kiss, would it be something like this?
Would it soar above the waves?
Is that how a kiss behaves?
Is that how a kiss behaves?
Why don’t you tell me?

Living And Learning

If you said that it was nice, would you feel the same way twice?
Or was it me who said: “There’s no forever”?
When the twilight’s in the sky, there’s a twinkle in your eye
God knows just why they seem to go together

When we’re walking in the park and staying out till dark
You know I’ve got to face the world tomorrow
If we feel a slight disgrace, it’s well hidden in that case
The furthest thing from both our hearts is sorrow

Oh, you must know, wrong or right, I’m going to need your help tonight
I don’t care what she says, we can do it anyway
Oh, we can do it anyway

If you’re standing in the light, make sure I’m out of sight
I can’t afford to be seen from your window
And the closeness that we feel, is surely never real
It’s what we are, not what will be tomorrow

You must know, wrong or right, I’m going to need your help tonight
I can say without a doubt, it’s going to be the end when she finds out

This Boy Can Wait

Let me stay and talk with you and John
We could laugh and tell jokes all night long
Another glass and I’m sure I could explain
But you could maybe guess that I’ve got to see your friend again

Oh, yes, I know it’s late
Oh, but this boy can wait
Oh, this boy can wait
Oh, there’s nothing more that you could do
I’ve just got to see this through

My heart beats so fast whenever you are near
My tongue gets tied up whenever you can hear
When I touch your hand, why do we have to hide behind these doors?
If the world doesn’t understand, then the world has got to learn

Oh, yes I know it’s late
Oh, but this boy can wait
Oh, this boy can wait
Oh, there’s nothing more that you could do
I’ve just got to see this through

Tonight, when I hold you in my arms and I prove that I’m a man
Oh, well I hope you understand

You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends

After school, a friendship walking home
We fled across the fields until we were alone
To a bridge that stood close by the sea
The day that we spent there is ours eternally

I don’t have to tell you; I’m sure you understand
The first who lay beside me made me what I am
Oh, she made me what I am

A smile, in these ungrateful times
Makes all that you left me seem more worthwhile
But no, I couldn’t really dare to show how much I miss you
Isn’t that unfair?

I don’t have to tell you; I’m sure you understand
The first who lay beside me made me what I am
Oh, you made me what I am
And no matter how it ends, you should always keep in touch with your friends

What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted?

And this is for you; you must know it’s for you
What else can I think about?
I knocked on your door until my fingers were sore, although I guessed you were out
And what do I need?
Is it hunger or greed that has brought me here?
And what will I find?
Aren’t we two of a kind?
Oh, I take back everything; I didn’t mean a thing

And when you pull the strings I don’t think you feel a thing

Don’t forget what I say, we can be back in one day
We can pick up your mother’s car
Don’t sing me that song; I’ve been here for too long
Oh, you couldn’t have looked that far
You couldn’t have looked that far
I seem to recall you said nothing at all the day that this letter came
It must have been sent by the friend of a friend
Oh now I forget his name
I’m really not to blame

And when you pull the strings I don’t think you feel a thing

And when you pull the strings I don’t think you feel a thing

Never Said

I haven’t heard this song in years; it never fails to start the tears
A country lane and the smell of pine, a stripy blouse and some cheap English wine
And my dad’s car would never start but one phone call rescued two love hearts
And did I splash mud on your coat?
Yeah, you wore mine and I got cold

Just what went wrong?
You never said just what went wrong
You never said just what went wrong

We’ve got some good friends still in Manchester
Sometimes I think I’d like to live back there
Oh that was just embarrassing; at times I say the most stupid things
And then your name’s still mentioned next to mine
That’s what you hated at the time
I know I said that it just couldn’t last but people get used to things so fast

Just what went wrong?
You never said just what went wrong

I’ve walked behind you for more than an hour
I don’t even think that I know this part of town
I think I’m trying to find a way to talk to you again
I think I’m trying to find a way to bring you back again
Oh won’t you please come back again?

Every Mother’s Son

You could hardly hope to please me; you haven’t got that voice
A man just needs his mother back; a woman’s got a choice
A little boy means strife and joy in sickness and in health
A man’s got to have his mother back, a woman’s got herself, oh, a woman’s got herself

Oh, will you help me, will you hold me, will you miss me when I’ve gone?
A woman’s got to have her mother’s boy so that her man is on his own
Will you excuse my little weakness, will you tell me: “That’s all right”?
A woman’s got to have her mother’s boy so that her man comes home each night
Oh, that man comes home each night

My Favourite Dress

Sometimes, these words just don’t have to be said
I know how you both feel; the heart can rule the head
Jealousy is an essential part of love
The hurting here below and the emptiness above

There’s always something left behind
There’s always something left behind
Never mind, oh, never mind

The tender caresses that bring out the man
I can’t still be drunk at five
Oh, I guess I surely can
Slowly your beauty is eaten away by the scent of someone else in the blanket where we lay

There’s always something left behind
There’s always something left behind
Maybe next time

Uneaten meals
A lonely star
A welcome ride in a neighbour’s car
A long walk home
The pouring rain
I fell asleep when you never came
Some rare delight in Manchester town
It took six hours before you let me down
To see it all in a drunken kiss
A stranger’s hand on my favourite dress

That was my favourite dress, you know
That was my favourite dress