Lyrics to the songs from ‘Freedom’

Freedom

Surrounded by people, lost in the crowd
Feet on the pavement and my head in the clouds
And I revel in this freedom that I have found

A maker of plans that change every day
Dreams that seem so far away
How can I feel sad, with everything going my way

I can’t fit all these pieces together
The woman, the child, friend, and the lover
Four faces uneasy with each other

Surrounded by people, the world at my feet
Searching for something to make me complete
Freedom can be bittersweet

And the clouds that surround me, they block my view
So that all I can see is the outline of you
Give me some kind of clue

Cause I can’t fit all these pieces together
The woman, the child, the friend, and the lover
Four faces uneasy with each other

I’ve gotta do some growing up inside
You see a woman, I still feel like a child
There are miles and miles between
Where I am, and where I want to be
I want to be…

Surrounded by people, sure of my place
Feet on the pavement and a smile on my face
A smile on my face

You Silly Thing

You’re afraid to try for fear of failing
What have you got to lose
So, dry you eyes and stop complaining
Up or down, you choose
And I’ll be right here beside you

I see right through your indecision
You don’t think you’re worth the risk
Well I’m sorry to burst your bubble
Stop being such a pessimist
Cause I’m still right here beside you

You silly thing, you worry far too much for one so small
You silly thing, you worry about things that you can’t change at all
What do I have to do, to convince you that you are not alone
I’m right here beside you

So, take the paint brush and paint the picture
And make it your best
Concentrate on what’s inside the border
Don’t worry about the rest

Use the whole spectrum of colour
Red, yellow, green, and blue
Make the most of every brush stroke
No one else can do it for you

You silly thing, you worry far too much for one so small
You silly thing, you worry about things that you can’t change at all
What do I have to do, to convince you that you are not alone
I’m right here beside you
Yes, I am right here beside you

Autumn and Spring

First time I saw you, you played guitar like you were making love
And the smile upon your face made me wonder what you were thinking of
When we talked it felt like we had lived this life before
And the many years between us weren’t so important anymore

You are autumn, I am spring
You are the tide going out, I am coming in
When you find love, hold on as hard as you can
Let the dance begin

We danced around each other, to a rhythm of our own
And the music brought us closer, drew us in, and let us home
My head said,’this is crazy, I should just walk away’
But my heart said, ‘hold on, maybe this love is here to stay

You are autumn, I am spring
You are the tide going out, I am coming in
When you find love, hold on as hard as you can
Let the dance begin

But the gap between our years
Amplifies my fears
Sometimes it’s hard to bear
One day I’ll look around
And you won’t be there

You are autumn, I am spring
You are the tide going out, I am coming in
When you find love, hold on as hard as you can
Let the dance begin

Fire Burning

There’s a fire burning
Racing through my body like a runaway train
I have been in mourning
And I’m never going back there again
Oh no, no, no

I’ve been holding back, afraid of what might be
And it’s been building up inside, this energy
My answers they have done more harm than good
I’ve been angry for so long
But what doesn’t kill you makes you strong

There’s a fire burning
Racing through my body like a runaway train
I have been in mourning
And I’m never going back there again
Oh no, no, no

All this passion, locked inside of me
For far too long, I couldn’t find the key
Now you come into my life and all the locks are broken
You undress me with your eyes
Destroying my disguise

There’s a fire burning
Racing through my body like a runaway train
I have been in mourning
And I’m never going back there again
Oh no, no, no

I will not go back to the way things used to be
I am strengthened by this fire
Feeding my desire

There’s a fire burning
Racing through my body like a runaway train
I have been in mourning
And I’m never going back there again

There’s a fire burning
Racing through my body like a runaway train
I have been in mourning
And I’m never going back there again
Oh no, no, no

The PMT Blues

Woke up this morning
On the wrong side of bed
My body’s aching
There are gremlins in my head

I’ve got the PMT blues
Ooh, the PMT blues
Gave you all my lovin’, but now I want it back
Hormones raging, I am ready to attack
You say white, and I’m gonna say it’s black
In spite of you

Walk around the house
With a frown on my face
The woman you know and love is gone
There’s a stranger in her place

I’ve got the PMT blues
Ooh, the PMT blues
Gave you all my lovin’, but now I want it back
Hormones raging, I am ready to attack
You say white, and I’m gonna say it’s black
In spite of you

I’m going crazy
I’m binging on chocolate and TV
I love you baby, don’t you know I love you
But I keep pushing you away

Can’t sleep at night
Don’t know what to do
Gonna stand at the window
And start howling at the moon

I’ve got the PMT blues
Ooh, the PMT blues
I know that sometimes I’m the bane of your life
I’m sorry baby, for causing you such strife
I’ll be back to normal, be your loving wife
In a day or too

From the Heart

Not for me, fireworks in the sky
Blazing colours shooting way up high
Our love it softly treads
Through everyday togetherness
Like we’ve been together all our lives

Not for me a wildly beating heart
But it recognised you from the start
You fill my empty spaces
Wrap my soul in warm embraces
The sum is truly bigger than the parts

I love you
I may not always show it
I love you
Want you to know that
You mean everything to me
A better life I couldn’t see

You give me confidence when I’m afraid to fly
You keep me grounded when emotions run too high
I fall into you and do not question why

I love you
I may not always show it
I love you
Want you to know that
You mean everything to me
A better life I couldn’t see

This is me, all pretences gone
This is me, right where I belong
No need to search anymore
I’ve found what I’ve been looking for
Someone else to share my song

I love you
I may not always show it
I love you
Want you to know that
You mean everything to me
A better life I couldn’t see
You mean everything to me
A better life I couldn’t see

Brain Overload

I’m tired but I can’t sleep
I tell myself these thoughts will keep
Till the morning sun shines on my head
And the children come and jump up on my bed

Oh, my brain’s on overload
Oh, I try to shut it down…but it won’t

It’s 3 o’clock and I’m in my bed
With the Muppets theme going through my head
And just when I think it’s reached the end
It starts all over again

Oh, my brain’s on overload
Oh, I try to shut it down…but it won’t

My head’s all over the place
Still the sandman hides his face from me
What do I have to do to get some sleep

The clock approaches 4
It is the witching hour
When all my insecurities
Lie in the dark and wait to pounce on me

Oh, my brain’s on overload
Oh, I try to shut it down…but it won’t
Oh, my brain’s on overload
Oh, I try to shut it down…but it won’t

I’m tired but I can’t sleep
I tell myself these thoughts will keep
Till the morning sun shines on my head
And the children come and jump upon my bed

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

One step forward (one step forward)
Two steps back (two steps back)
Going over (going over)
The same old track (the same old track)
I said, one step forward (one step forward)
Two steps back (two steps back)
Going over (going over)
The same old track (the same old track)

One step forward and two steps back
Going over the same old track
One step forward and two steps back
One step forward and two steps back
Going over the same old track
One step forward and two steps back

Drawing circles in the sand when the tide is coming in
Wash away the flaws so you have to start again
You cannot fight the tide, it is always going to win
You just do the best you can, on the ever-shifting sand

One step forward and two steps back
Going over the same old track
One step forward and two steps back
One step forward and two steps back
Going over the same old track
One step forward and two steps back

A sea of possibilities washed up on the shore
All those expectations to do better and do more
Childhood memories buried on the ocean floor
Help me understand the nature of this shifting sand

One step forward and two steps back
Going over the same old track
One step forward and two steps back
One step forward and two steps back
Going over the same old track
One step forward and two steps back

One step forward (one step forward)
And two steps back (two steps back)
Going over (going over)
The same old track (the same old track)
One step forward (one step forward)
And two steps back (two steps back)

One step forward and two steps back
Going over the same old track
One step forward and two steps back
One step forward and two steps back
Going over the same old track
One step forward and two steps back

Superego

You come between me and the light
You hide in the shadows, out of sight
You invade my sleep
You walk the corridors of my mind
Just out of reach

You come between me and my dreams
You hold me back with your silent screams
Cracks begin to show
I’ve left you with nowhere
Nowhere to go

Time to let it go
It might have worked for you before
Let it go
This little box can’t hold you anymore

You come between me and the truth
You lead me down old paths
I’m lost in the undergrowth
Round and round I go
Circling round the truth of what I am
And what I know

Time to let it go
It might have worked for me before
Let it go
This little box can’t hold me
Let it go
It might have worked for me before
Let it go
This little box can’t hold me
It’s too small to hold me
I’ve upset the status quo
Let it go

Quiet But Heard

I want the courage to say what is hard to hear
To walk where others fear to tread
Trust what’s in my head

The courage to search in the dark
To light my little spark even though
It goes against the flow

Quiet but heard in a noisy world
Quiet but heard in a noisy world

Help me to see that I need to see
To separate the wheat from the chaff
The harvest of my life

And when the day has reached its end
Help me make the bread that sustains
So I can start again

Quiet but heard in a noisy world
Quiet but heard in a noisy world
Quiet but heard in a noisy world
Quiet but heard in a noisy world

Goddess

She is so beautiful, she pulls you in
She is so powerful, you sink or you swim
She’s uncontrollable, she turns so fast on a whim
She’ll catch you slumbering

She is a goddess, she dances in time with the moon
She is a mother, protecting the life in her womb
Her rage is all consuming
Give her the respect that’s due, or she’ll become your tomb

Then her song becomes a heartbreaking elegy
She has take so much which such ferocity
Still, you will not refrain
Till her blood is pumping through your veins
And you can dance again to her symphony

She’ll be your lover in the moonlight and lull you to sleep
She’ll be the monster in your dreams rising up from the deep
Don’t underestimate the mysteries that lie beneath
The secrets that she keeps
The secrets that she keeps

My Lagan Love

Where Lagan stream sings lullaby
There blows a lily fair
The twilight gleam is in her eye
The night is on her hair
And like a love-sick lennan-shee
She has my heart in thrall
Nor life I owe nor liberty
For love is lord of all

Her father sails a running-barge
‘Twixt Leamh-beag and The Druim
And on the lonely river-marge
She clears his hearth for him
When she was only fairy-high
Her gentle mother died
But dew-Love keeps her memory warm
By Lagan’s silver side

And often when the beetle’s horn
Hath lulled the eve to sleep
I steal unto her shieling lorn
And thru the dooring peep
There on the cricket’s singing stone
She stirs the bogwood fire
And hums in sad sweet undertone
The songs of heart’s desire

Her welcome, like her love for me
Is from her heart within
Her warm kiss is felicity
That knows no taint of sin
And, when I stir my foot to go
‘Tis leaving love and light
To feel the wind of longing blow
From out the dark of night

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