You Don’t Need Me To Tell You

 

You Don’t Need Me To Tell You

You don’t need me to tell you
That there’s nothing after this
That nothing came before now
And that’s just the way it is
Any mark you think you leave here
Well, it will perish with the flesh
The purpose of this sorry life
Well, that’s anybody’s guess
And yet we persevere
Like flowers on the tide
The choice is seldom mentioned
The choice is set aside
For once its name is spoken
It enters by the heart
It haunts the empty chambers
And it pulls the heart apart
You’re sound of mind and body
But I’ve watched you from afar
Your rationale is fading
It’s fading like a star
Amongst these constellations
You always found the hope
But now I see a worried man
Behind the telescope

I’d like to say I’ve evidence
The proof that all men seek
But I’m as lost as anyone
The spirit, it is weak
You don’t need me to tell you
That there’s nothing after this
That nothing came before now
And that’s just the way it is

 

 

(Lyrics – GA Johnson)

You Never Loved This City

You Never Loved This City

Make haste, the light is fading
The traders turn the sign
The clouds are lost to darkness
The bars they spring to life
You never loved this city
But angel, it loves you
Your smile, a Roman candle
Your eyes are Prussian blue

Beware, the crack of lightning
Three miles but drawing near
The first rain blacks the pavement
The birds, they disappear
And in the doorway, lovers
They share a cigarette
Below, the rush of gutter
Above, a silhouette

You never loved this city
But angel, it loves you
Your smile, a Roman Candle
Your eyes are Prussian blue
I never loved this city
But you can keep me here
Your love, a stained glass window
Your heart, a chandelier

 

 

(Lyrics – GA Johnson)

You Never Loved This City

You Never Loved This City

Make haste, the light is fading
The traders turn the sign
The clouds are lost to darkness
The bars they spring to life
You never loved this city
But angel, it loves you
Your smile, a roman candle
Your eyes are Prussian blue

Beware, the crack of lightning
Three miles but drawing near
The first rain blacks the pavement
The birds, they disappear
And in the doorway, lovers
They share a cigarette
Below, the rush of gutter
Above, a silhouette

You never loved this city
But angel, it loves you
Your smile, a roman candle
Your eyes are Prussian blue
I never loved this city
But you can keep me here
Your love, a stained glass window
Your heart, a chandelier

You Never Stop Loving (The One That You Loved)

You Never Stop Loving (The One That You Loved)

Well, you may think you have an option
Well, you may think you can opt out
And you suppose time is the healer
And that you’ve learnt to live without
Well, you can burn all those letters
Tie them up in a sack
And you can throw them in a river
Tell yourself that you’ll never look back

But you’ll never stop loving the one that you loved
No, you never stop loving the one that you loved

Well, I heard you found another lover
And me, I found another too
But there’s a consequence of reason
There’s an undeniable truth
For in these moments of solitude
There’ll be a knock at the door
What was once in the shadows, at the back
Now, it will come to the fore

But you’ll never stop loving the one that you loved
No, you never stop loving the one that you loved

 

 

 

 

(Lyrics – GA Johnson)

Your Ghost

Your Ghost 

Your ghost, a white candle in this night
Smile broken, though eyes bright as carnival rides
You wander these streets,
Punch-drunk on the stars
As the lights are stubbed out in the neighbourhood bars

Your voice, thin as smoke,
Barely exits your mouth
There’s blood in your hair
And a fire to the south
Your skeleton moves in a waltz with the stairs
And the well of your heart,
Full of no-one who cares

Your words, a white wreath
At the cusp of the hill
To mark off the kill
Where the blood was spilled
You’re the back of the mirror
You’re the ghost of the tide
And I would die twice
If you stayed tonight
(Don’t stay tonight)

 

 

 

(Lyrics – GA Johnson)

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