2013-2016 including songs from Going Going

Greenland

North 43 degrees, 5 minutes; west 70 degrees, 44 minutes
North 43 degrees, 2 minutes; west 70 degrees, 50 minutes
North 42 degrees, 30 minutes; west 70 degrees, 51 minutes
North 41 degrees, 38 minutes; west 72 degrees, 5 minutes
North 40 degrees, 43 minutes; west 74 degrees, 0 minutes
North 40 degrees, 20 minutes; west 74 degrees, 3 minutes
North 39 degrees, 38 minutes; west 75 degrees, 39 minutes
North 38 degrees, 37 minutes; west 75 degrees, 57 minutes
North 37 degrees, 26 minutes; west 75 degrees, 53 minutes
North 36 degrees, 2 minutes; west 75 degrees, 41 minutes
North 35 degrees, 43 minutes; west 89 degrees, 5 minutes
North 35 degrees, 57 minutes; west 92 degrees, 14 minutes
North 37 degrees, 9 minutes; west 92 degrees, 56 minutes
North 38 degrees, 24 minutes; west 96 degrees, 11 minutes
North 41 degrees, 24 minutes; west 99 degrees, 38 minutes
North 44 degrees, 21 minutes; west 103 degrees, 46 minutes
North 44 degrees, 2 minutes; west 107 degrees, 27 minutes
North 39 degrees, 29 minutes; west 111 degrees, 38 minutes
North 37 degrees, 39 minutes; west 115 degrees, 45 minutes
North 34 degrees, 1 minute; west 118 degrees, 29 minutes

Two Bridges

Of course you’ll scoff but since your ‘phone’s switched off
I’m going to call and leave a message now
I’m going to try and explain, somehow, what I’m hoping to achieve
And it’s a coward’s way and I know I may come to regret this bit
But it’s guaranteed that, darling, you’ll succeed in talking me out of it

Because it’s not easy to explain without sounding a little bit insane
I’m in-between two bridges that aren’t so far apart
Where am I going? I don’t care
It’s better than not going anywhere
I’m in-between two bridges and this is where I start

It’s not that I never cared; it’s just that I’m really scared of where my life is going
I did love you and maybe I still do
But there is no way of knowing just what I might achieve if I don’t ever leave
If I don’t push myself
I know exactly what you will be thinking but there is nobody else

And, yeah, I’ve mentioned it before, I just can’t think straight any more
I’m in-between two bridges and it’s breaking my heart
I’m not trying to be a jerk, I’m just trying to make it work
I’m in-between two bridges and this is where we start

Little Silver

You looked so shocked when I said: “I’m leaving”
But I think I shocked myself even more for what it’s worth
I knew right then
Appearances can be deceiving
But it feels like I just arrived in the happiest place on earth
Because I can breathe again

It was just time for me to go
There’s nothing else you need to know
There’s no point in questioning or anything
There’s nothing

We’d reached a cul-de-sac and I am never coming back
This is what’s happening and it’s everything or nothing

I’m sure you’re thinking I’ll regret it
But in case you didn’t notice, I’m a different person now
I became someone
And there’s no point telling me to forget it
My life’s no longer based on what you will allow
Those days have gone

It was just time for me to go
There’s nothing else you need to know
There’s no point in questioning or anything
There’s nothing

We’d reached a cul-de-sac and I am never coming back
This is what’s happening and it’s everything or nothing

Bear

In unfamiliar surroundings it’s comforting when some things just don’t change
But I won’t deny it’s quite odd when your songs come on my iPod; it’s kind of strange

But the thing I miss the most is the thing I didn’t notice; that you’re my best friend
You’d put up with me nearly to the point where you’d be really at your wits’ end

Now who’ll be answering me when I call?
Now who’ll be telling me to walk tall?
Now who’ll be catching me when I fall?

And I’m not sure I can bear to be without you
I know where I would rather be tonight
You said don’t walk away from this; you said it’s just your cowardice
Now I’m thinking maybe you were right

What did you do today without me?
I wonder if you thought about me; what I left behind
No, I’ve no right to be even asking; talking to me’s the very last thing that’s on your mind

Now who’ll be answering me when I call?
Now who’ll be telling me to walk tall?
Now who’ll be catching me when I fall?

And I’m not sure I can bear to be without you
I know where I would rather be tonight
You said don’t walk away from this; you said it’s just your cowardice
Now I’m thinking maybe you were right

Now who’ll be answering me when I call?
Now who’ll be telling me to walk tall?
Now who’ll be catching me when I fall?
Now who’ll be catching me when I fall?
Now who’ll be catching me when I fall?
Now who’ll be catching me when I fall?
Now who’ll be catching me when I fall?
Now who’ll be catching me when I fall?

Secretary

[His]

I only ever seem to get through to your secretary
I only ever seem to get through to your secretary
I haven’t heard from you and I’m really getting worried
I haven’t heard from you and I’m really getting worried

I only ever seem to get through to your secretary
I only ever seem to get through to your secretary
And, no, I don’t really want to leave a message!
And, no, I don’t really want to leave a message!

[Hers]

I’m tired of all this going back and forth
I don’t want hear it anymore
Just let me know when your mind’s made up

[His]

I only ever seem to get through to your secretary
I only ever seem to get through to your secretary
And I’m beginning to think you’re doing this on purpose!
And I’m beginning to think you’re doing this on purpose!

[Hers]

I’m tired of all this going back and forth
I don’t want hear it anymore
Just let me know when your mind’s made up

Birdsnest

So here’s another story
A man walks into a bar
It’s terrifying because he’s trying something different and he hasn’t got very far

So he buys another merlot and then doesn’t feel quite so bad
It’s like he’s finally stopped doubting his decision to give up everything he had

Because he knows this is nothing to be afraid of
Because he chose this adventure for himself

And something good is just about to happen
He can feel it; a sea change in the air
And, if he falls short, it doesn’t really matter because, quite frankly, tonight he doesn’t care

So he puts away his mobile
He won’t be calling her again
In fact it’s like the past just never happened and it’s kind of strange but then

But then he knows this is nothing to be afraid of
He chose this adventure for himself
He knows this is nothing to be afraid of
He chose this adventure for himself

And something good is just about to happen
He can feel it; a sea change in the air
And, if he falls short, it doesn’t really matter because, quite frankly, tonight he doesn’t care

Kill Devil Hills

Her skirt brushed against her thighs
It swayed as she walked
And there was hunger in her eyes
She moved in close when she talked

We held each other’s stare
For what seemed like far too long
She laughed, let down her hair
And then said: “Hey... do you know what’s wrong?

“It’s just that you can’t resist me, so don’t try!
From the second you kissed me, you knew I would like a man who knows what he wants
Would like a man who knows what he wants
Would like a man who knows what he wants”

“You can’t resist me, so don’t try
From the second you kissed me, you knew I...”

“You can’t resist me, so don’t try
From the second you kissed me, you knew I wouldn’t be the kind of woman you’d refuse
So tell me exactly what you’ve got to lose”

Bells

Oh, I’ve already run out of things to say to you
Last night that really was a stupid thing to do
I should’ve heard alarm bells ringing; that’s what I’m thinking
I should’ve heard alarm bells ringing; that’s what I’m thinking

And I called you darling because I’d already forgotten your name
What a total unqualified disaster this all became

Oh, I don’t want to leave you thinking that I’m just some kind of creep
But I don’t want to make a promise that I’ll never ever keep
I should’ve heard alarm bells ringing; that’s what I’m thinking
I should’ve heard alarm bells ringing; that’s what I’m thinking

And I called you darling because I’d already forgotten your name
What a total unqualified disaster this all became
But before you get too mad, remember, that we can’t lose something we never had
It’s all a game, whatever words that we use

Fifty-Six

So where do I begin?
What about your skin on my skin?
Your disapproving stare
The smell of your hair
The warmth of your caress
The breeze ruffling your dress
From the other side of the USA
It’s like I never went away

And, yes, I’ve gotten what I thought I sought after but I really got it wrong this time
I’ve tried hard at being strong but I’m feeling more depleted every day
I’m unconditionally defeated

Your picture in my ‘phone reminds me I’m alone
I should delete it but that sounds kind of desperate
No, I can handle this
I’ve just got to try not to reminisce because I’m glad I did what I did
Oh, who am I trying to kid?

And, yes, I’ve gotten what I thought I sought after but I really got it wrong this time
I’ve tried hard at being strong but I’m feeling more depleted every day
I’m unconditionally defeated

Fordland

I’m crossing time zones like it’s going out of style
Pretending that I know exactly what I’m doing with my life
Meanwhile, I’m terrified of tomorrow

The scenery has changed and the road’s my only friend
But the route got rearranged and now I don’t know where this is going to end

My hopes and dreams have been completely redefined
And, all the time, I’m still trying not to think about just what I’ve left behind
And that takes a special skill

The scenery has changed and the road’s my only friend
But the route got rearranged and now I don’t know where this is going to end

I’m trying not to think about just what I’ve left behind and that takes a special skill

Emporia

Hand in hand
I hadn’t planned

I got a message from someone about a recent liaison
When I tell you what he said you’ll understand
He says he didn’t mean to stalk
But that he happened to see you walk out of your favourite restaurant hand in hand

With someone he didn’t recognise, which, in itself, came as no surprise
It’s not as if you’re being underhand
In fact you’re just moving on
That’s totally reasonable now I’ve gone
But it’s the kind of thing for which I hadn’t planned

Hand in hand
I hadn’t planned
Hand in hand
I hadn’t planned

Hand in hand
I hadn’t planned
Hand in hand
I hadn’t planned

Broken Bow

At first I liked the space but I did not anticipate
Exactly how much I would hate not seeing your perfect face every morning as I wake
So, yes, that was my first mistake

Oh, I’m the man who changed his mind
Oh, I’m the man who’s been so blind

He said: “You’re not from ‘round here”
And though he said it with a smile he made me feel like an exile
It’s becoming pretty clear that, the longer that I roam, the more I think I should go home

I should’ve done this long ago
Oh, I’m the man with the broken bow

And the pain of failure is so much greater than the pleasure of success
Yeah, the pain of failure is so much greater than the pleasure of success

Oh, I’m the man who changed his mind
Oh, I’m the man who’s been so blind
I should’ve done this long ago
I’m the man with the broken bow

Lead

So, yeah, the problems that we had were all entirely down to me
Of course I know that now but I was just pondering how
I should try to call and ask if you thought we could ever be like we were before
Then just look who walks through the door!

Like a super-hero you arrived here just in time
To rescue planet Earth, including me, for what it’s worth
You went and tracked me down to put an end to this pantomime
Without any regrets and that’s about as good as it gets

And in all that time apart I never learnt to live without you
I need you, it’s transpired
You’re an addiction that I’ve acquired
I can’t apologise enough for all the stuff I used to do
You know I thought it might be too late but, hey, this is just like a first date

Ten Sleep

Just walking and talking, realising what I have missed about you
Because without you, I have no catalyst

And it is no coincidence, well, not at least as far as I can see
That everything makes total sense now that you are back with me

But never were you ever completely out of my mind
So I’m conceding, no, I am pleading
You’ve got to let me press rewind

And it is no coincidence, well, not at least as far as I can see
That everything makes total sense now that you are back with me

Wales

Dymunaf
Dymunaf
'Dwi eisiau
'Dwi eisiau

Mi garwn
Mi garwn
'Dwi angen
'Dwi angen
Rwy' yma
Rwy' yma
Ti yma
Ti yma
Rydym ni
Rydym ni

Byddan ni
Byddan ni
Tynghedwyd
Tynghedwyd
Cyd-ddigwyddiad
Cyd-ddigwyddiad
Mi fydd
Mi fydd
Mi oedd
Mi oedd
Y mae

Rachel

So we could sleep under the stars
Drink champagne
Jump railroad cars
And then skim stones forever because we’ll never be apart again, aah

You whisper words
I stroke your hair
Oh, I’m not going anywhere because I, I want to serve you
I know I don’t deserve you but I’m going to try

Listen to that guitar
Listen, Rachel, they are playing our song
One plus one equals two
Lying here beside you is where I belong

Listen to that guitar
Listen, Rachel, they are playing our song
One plus one equals two
Lying here beside you is where I belong

Listen to that guitar
Listen, Rachel, they are playing our song
One plus one equals two
Lying here beside you is where I belong

I belong

Santa Monica

You know, there’s something quite inspiring, when all said and done
About just sitting here admiring a setting sun
“When you returned my smile it all became worthwhile”

I can’t begin to describe the happiness that I have found
And I can’t begin to describe the loneliness when you’re not around
You make me feel brand new
This is just what you do

And I know you’re wondering whether this time I’ll stay
Well, believe me, we’re together and I can safely say:
“Wipe away that tear
The story ends right here”