Lyrics from the album: —isq

There’s an ill wind blowing in my way
and I’m stood here counting the days
and it chills right to the bone they say
but who would have thought that I would break
when there’s nothing left to give or take

There’s an ill wind blowing in my way
and it turned to cold when you went away
but who would have thought that we would end
and I would lose my best friend, my friend,
my best-friend, my friend

I know that I’m just wasting time
but I can’t pretend to be just fine
when we’re reading like a scripted line
so I should have read the signs you see
when there’s nothing that will bring you back to me

Am I supposed to let this go
Played out my hand, get ready to fold
I guess there’s nothing left to mend
caught up in this whole make-pretend, pretend,
this make-pretend, pretend

Let’s look back to the way we were
and forget the fact I wanted you more
and you didn’t turn, walk out the door,
but who am I to say that you should be
so deep in love and into me

So I guess this is our last goodbye
and I promised myself I wouldn’t cry
but the tears, they’re slowly falling down,
I look at my feet, you frown,
I look at my feet, you frown, I look at my feet, you frown,
you frown, you frown, you frown.

Seven pictures on my mind
when all your words turned so unkind
still cleaning up the mess you left behind

Seven days I’ve waited here
waited here despite my fears
waited here to dry my tears, my tears

As this pain it gently flows
and my world comes to a slow
trying to feel the ground below, below

As all your promises unfold
wasn’t I your girl
how could you rock my world then leave
so leave

You say I’m better off alone
but I can hear it in your tone
that tone that makes my feelings turn to stone

You say there’s always gonna be
a little piece of your heart for me
and you mean that in the best way possibly

As this pain it gently flows
and my world comes to a slow
trying to feel the ground below, below

As all your promises unfold
wasn’t I your girl
how could you rock my world then leave

This bird has flown
and nothing I own
seems to fit this skin
or this place I’m in
but it feels so wonderful
like a half-forgotten tune
over too soon

And I sit and watch
as the shadows drop
as the night creeps in
dirty thoughts of him
but it feels so beautiful
oh this mood that I’m in
from deep within

This fall from grace
at his steady pace
and the quiet swords
of a kind strangers’ words
but it feels so magical
to be feeling alive
so deep inside

This bird has flown
This bird has flown
This bird has flown

We sit so close together, many hours of every day
so this distance in between us has got nothing to do
with what you do or what you say
‘cause you’re not saying much of anything these days my dear
and for the hundred millionth time I’m wondering what I’m doing here

I’m sure there used to be a time when we would laugh and smile
but these same old, same told jokes
have been getting real old for quite a while
and so I sit right by you feeling out of time and out of place
cause you’ve traded up our love for your TV Face

And I wanted to say
that it isn’t your place
to go feel my disgrace
cause it’s your tv face
and I wanted to say that it isn’t your place
so go feel my disgrace
it’s on your tv face
it’s on yours
and so it goes, and on, and on, and on

You got so many colours turning a kaleidoscope
but in this bank of love you’re coming up all overdrawn and flat-out broke
and when I try to talk things over you get up and go
I really think we’ve hit an all-time low

I can’t believe it, how on earth did we end up this way
I should just be long gone or try to stay
I guess it’s kind of fine, I guess it kind of feels so strange
you got my remote control and you think I need my channels changed

And I wanted to say
that it isn’t your place
to go feel my disgrace
cause it’s your tv face
and I wanted to say that it isn’t your place
So go feel my disgrace
it’s on your tv face
it’s on yours
and so it goes, and on, and on, and on

So many miles I’ve walked,
I keep them on the low
found uninviting truths that I fought to let go
and still I’m walking wounded
for all the things I’ve seen
in all the places I have been

Your colours in the world
are what you choose to show
but in life’s twisted fate
you can’t choose what you know
so I’m still walking wounded
disguising all my fears
I never thought we’d get so near

I never thought I’d find you here
all alone, all alone,
another time, another place
another smile, another face

These many walls I’ve built
were never meant to grow
and though I needed you
you reap what you sow
and so I’m walking wounded
disguising all my scars
I never thought we’d get so far

I never thought I’d find you here
all alone, all alone,
another time, another place
another smile, another face

These many walls I’ve built
were never meant to grow
and though I needed you
you reap what you sow
and so I’m walking wounded
disguising all my scars,
I never thought we’d get so far

Donʼt say heʼs lost
couldnʼt find today
Itʼs just one big mess
that heʼd kept at bay

Donʼt say he broke
that would be unfair
Johnny tripped, he choked
wish heʼd laid it bare

Johnnyʼs fallen from the clouds
canʼt figure his way out
such a peaceful sweet affair
as if he wasnʼt there
all the people passing by
they turn to stop and stare
if heʼd only know it then
if heʼd only known they cared
he wouldnʼt be falling away……

He wonders why
he feels so sad
if this one great gest
was all he ever had
donʼt say heʼs gone
he just couldnʼt stay
he took one deep breath
blew his brains away

Johnnyʼs fallen from the clouds
canʼt figure his way out
such a peaceful sweet affair
as if he wasnʼt there
He looks down to earth and sees
all the tears and misery
such a shame of life to live
thought heʼd die quite happily
so why does he keep falling away…

When you’ve tasted unforgettable
all that’s left in your mouth
are the bitter-sweetest memories
that you can’t do without

But I don’t want to say goodbye
cause I’d stop breathing
for what’s a song without it’s sad refrain
so close to you that I can almost touch this feeling
before time takes you away

You were precious like a warm July
all its’ flowers in bloom
the sun came down and warmed my aching heart
but summer ended too soon

But how am I supposed to breathe
now that you’re leaving
you know I never wanted anything but you
I thought you told me I should never stop believing
that I deserved you too

When you’ve lost something so beautiful
the way I’m losing you
one more moments’ all I’d ever want
for our song out of tune

But I don’t want to have to give up forever
because I know that Ill see you again some day
so close to you that I can almost touch this feeling
before time takes you away

When you’ve tasted unforgettable
unforgettable you

Like the feel of warm sun on your face
it’s the burst of a wonderful taste
like the sound of his voice when you’re far away
it’s the simple things that’ll stay

Like the darkest of skies lights a beautiful moon
like a walk in a park on a cold afternoon
like the first cigarette of the day
it’s the simple things that’ll stay

Throw it all to the wind
where do I even begin
so much beauty to see
so much more it can be

Like a friend and a full glass of wine
like the touch of your hand when you’re holding mine
like the laughter that lights up your face
it’s the things you can’t replace

Like a melody playing in your head
like the feel of release when you chose me instead
like this wonderful thing between you and me
cause the best things in life are free

Throw it all to the wind
where do I even begin
so much beauty to see
so much more it can be

It’s the simple things you do
those simple things are true
i could never love you more
simple things are not like before
so stay

It’s that look of complete surprise
the very first time that you caught my eyes
and this sweet never-ending delight
of you still holding me tight

Like the first time you called out my name
understood so I didn’t have to explain
it’s the three little words that I just can’t say
so the simple things will stay

Whispers that slowly came to be what you gave to me
pondering all the odds of our impossibility
shadows that chill my heart is something you can’t see
in spite of the many warning signs I can’t let you be

Take me back, back to this
troubled track that I cross
won’t take me back, back to this
troubled track that I cross

Reasons you give and take apart I don’t understand,
so I’ll let you walk away from this, I’ll let you be a man
maybe someday you’ll see we should have had it all
filled with cold impassivity you watch me as I fall

Take me back, back to this
troubled track that I cross
won’t take me back, back to this
troubled track that I cross

Take me back, back to this
troubled track that I cross
won’t take me back, back to this
troubled track that I cross

And so you’re back, so secretly
these troubled sighs that I perceive
so I’ll let you go, finish the deed
I hope she’s all the things you need

And so you’re back, so secretly
these troubled sighs that I perceive
and so I’ll let you go, finish the deed
I hope she’s all the things you need
the things you need
the things you need
the things you need

I didn’t see it was ending
I didn’t see you leaving me
I better stop only pretending to be

And then I turned and remembered
that you were gone and what it cost
and then I turned and remembered what I’d lost

But this place reminds me of
all the good times
when we were happy
cause I know that we were
you and I

So this place reminds me of
all the good times and the promises
cause I know that
we were in love
you and I

Until you come back to me
there’s no place that I’d rather be
clinging on to you as memories they start to fade away
until you come back to me
there’s no place else that I’d feel so free
hanging on to these dreams that even time can’t take away

If the loneliest of dreams came true
I’d be waiting right here
and time would fall in second place again
for you and I
for you and I

In the loneliest of dreams
nothing’s ever quite like it seems
in the loneliest of dreams
nothing’s ever quite what it means