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© 2016 by Tom Bertram Music

LYRICS

NOT LEAVING HERE

I never meant to end up here I said I’d give it a miss. But I’ve been waiting all my life to be in a room like this.

With you looking my way. Waiting for you to say. Something to make me stay. Because I’ve been played before anyway.

So find the heart upon my sleeve. Hold me close until I believe that I’m not leaving here without you. Show me what it is to feel. Show me that your love is real. I won’t be leaving here without you. You never meant to end up here you say it’s not your scene. But you’ve been hoping to see this life is not always mean. With you looking my way. Waiting for me to say. Something to make you stay. And you’ve been played before anyway. So find the heart upon my sleeve. Hold me close until I believe that I’m not leaving here without you. Show me what it is to feel. Show me that your love is real. I won’t be leaving here without you. And it may not work out anyhow. And our fears are joined together now together now together now. So find the heart upon my sleeve. Hold me close until I believe that I’m not leaving here without you. Show me what it is to feel. Show me that your love is real. I won’t be leaving here without you.

WORLD AT MY FEET

I know what you’re thinking babe. One day our love will fade. But you’re the one who knows me the best.

Sleep now with your head on my chest. No matter what I do no matter where I go. I’ll come running back to you. No matter who I meet. If I had the world at my feet. I’ll come running back to you. Baby back to you. Time waits for no one it’s true. None better than the time spent with you. Even when I’m not around. My head is always homeward bound. No matter what I do no matter where I go I'll come running back to you. No matter who I meet. If I had the world at my feet. I’ll come running back to you. Baby back to you.

DIAMOND HEART 

I’ve been thinking about the bad things people have to say. People they are cruel sometimes and make me turn

away. With every turn I see your face smiling back at me. You bring me back to be myself that’s all I need to be. So I don’t have a penny but babe I’m sure I will. I’ve got hands I can’t keep steady and feet that won’t keep still. We’ve got friends who don’t believe us but one day they will sing. I’ve got a heart made out of diamonds that’ll someday make a ring. They wish I was a doctor they wish I was a nurse. They wish I was a lawyer but to me that’s just a curse. And curses can’t be broken once they have been cast. I’ll keep moving forward while they’re still in the past. So I don’t have a penny but babe I’m sure I will. I’ve got hands I can’t keep steady and feet that won’t keep still. We’ve got friends that don’t believe us but one day they will sing. I’ve got a heart made out of diamonds that’ll someday make a ring.

TONIGHT DON’T LEAVE ME ON MY OWN 

You phone me in the afternoon to tell me you can’t sleep. It’s not that you’ve got much

to say you just want to hear me breathe. I ask you if you’re alright and you tell me that you’re fine. You just thought something about me and you think it all the time. And she said please don’t write me a letter. And she said please don’t call my phone. But if you want to make me feel better. Well tonight don’t leave me on my own. Yeah tonight don’t leave me on my own. You tell me you’re misunderstood and you’re nobody’s fool. If I could come around and hold you then we could play it cool. We can drive around the hills at night and sleep in the day. Get up in the afternoon then we can play. And she said please don’t write me a letter. And she said please don’t call my phone. But if you want to make me feel better. Well tonight don’t leave me on my own. Yeah tonight don’t leave me on my own.

ANYTHING FOR YOU 

Lock up the doors sit in the dark life ain’t the same when we’re miles apart. Some people ask why I’m

in a state but to hide my mistakes I confabulate. Lets hold off and see what comes. I’ll do anything for you once I’ll do

anything for you twice but the only thing I couldn’t do is be without you. You tried your best to be by my side but I ran away

and took off my disguise. To see who was there you stuck around to look underneath and to see what I found. Lets find out

and see what comes. I’ll do anything for you once I’ll do anything for you twice but the only thing I couldn’t do is be without

you. You say that I can come round anytime but I can’t change again. But I can give you everything and we can fall back in

love. I’ll do anything for you once I’ll do anything for you twice but the only thing I couldn’t do is be without you.

 

90’S KID

I’ll see you down The Rover on a Saturday night. We’ll hook up our Nintendos in the pale moonlight. We’ll fight or

drive underneath the shining stars. Nothing felt as good as when the world was ours. I’m still a new kid on the block. With

very few years racked up on my clock. I’m not old but I’m sane. That could be the reason. That could be the reason

why I want to shout about the rest. And I love those times. I try to remember and God forbid that I wake up in the morning

and forget that I’m a 90’s kid. Sunday I’ll wake up singing songs about a cannonball. Bleary eyes to breakfast at my

cousin’s call. A ten minute drive from the country house takes an hour when we roll with it. And listening to you sing makes

us feel that its not so bad to be a Brit. I’m still a new kid on the block. With very few years racked up on my clock. I’m not old

but I’m sane. That could be the reason. That could be the reason why I want to shout above the rest. And I love those

times. I try to remember and God forbid that I wake up in the morning and forget that I’m a 90’s kid.

 

FLY 

All is quiet. I’m just an echo in your room. A lesson in life. A song that’s out of tune. So fly fly fly. Go spread your wings into

the sky. Shine so bright. A shooting star in someone else’s night. All is gone. I’m just a footprint in your sand. An autumn leaf

held in a fragile hand. So fly fly fly. Go spread your wings into the sky. Shine so bright. A shooting star in someone else’s night.

You can say my life is over you’re the one who’s left in clover it looks like you’re the one who’s got it all. But life’s a funny

thing you know and we all need a space to grow and I might be the one left standing tall. Left standing tall. And I’ll fly fly fly.

I’ll spread my wings into the sky. I’ll shine so bright. A shooting star in someone else’s night. A shooting star in someone else’s

night.

 

LOOK IN YOUR HEART

I don’t need a map to find you looking at your best. You just need to leave behind your worries and

your stress. I wish you’d see what I do when I look into your eyes because I don’t care about any of your previous goodbyes.

And if you fall down don’t give up. Look in your heart and you will find. The sense of joy that you need to cross the finish line.

It’s in your heart not your mind. The strength you need to carry on to make your armour shine make your armour shine.

You’ve built your shield piece by piece fought battles to be free. You’ve made the mountain to be climbed to sit up here

with me. So take the path less travelled and you’re sure to find me there. Take my hand and walk with me your troubles will

be shared. And if you fall down just get up. Look in your heart and you will find the sense of joy that you need to cross the

finish line. Its in your heart and not your mind. The strength you need to carry on to make your armour shine make your

armour shine.

BURNING BRIDGES 

Finally we’ve taken the first step that’ll get us out of here. Our senses are awakened and suddenly the

future seems so clear. Don’t look in the rear-view mirror baby it’ll be alright. You are riding shotgun as we drive into the

sun. Following the signs for better times to come. And the smell of burning bridges lingers in the air. The wind blows melody

around us running fingers through your hair. Cutting of the anchor. Watch the sunrise bring a brand new day. Tin cans on

the bumper. Birds fly higher showing us the way. Don’t look in the rear-view mirror baby it’ll be alright. You are riding

shotgun as we drive into the sun. Following the signs for better times to come. And the smell of burning bridges lingers in

the air. The wind blows melody around us running fingers through your hair.

CALIFORNIA VALENTINE

California be my valentine. You keep me warm even when the sun don’t shine. I’m looking outside

waiting for your sign. California be my valentine. We’ll find our way to Redwood. Take shelter in the park. Hang family photos

from the branches to keep us safe when it gets dark. And in the misty morning with photos slightly blurred I hear the sound

of my hopes and dreams sung by a mockingbird.  California be my valentine. You keep me warm even when the sun don’t

shine. I’m looking outside waiting for your sign. California be my valentine. We’ll look out on the ocean that always shines so

blue. With people giving thanks for what they believe has just come true.

Watch as storm clouds gather we should have known it from the start that the boat that we all sail in would someday fall apart. The golden state is waiting for the brave and insecure. You’ll take me back a thousand times of that I’m truly sure.

California be my valentine. You keep me warm even when the sun don’t shine. I’m looking outside waiting for your sign. California be my valentine.

BACK HOME

With all the time I’ve spent, thinking of things that I could do, I probably could of made them all come true.

When I smell of the firewood it takes me back to the place I love, the place where everything is good.

I just learnt another part of me, Hold on tight cos someday I will be.

And it’s the feeling, that keeps me running, back home And it’s the feeling, that keeps me running, back home

The sound of an angels voice, the touch of a healing hand, an atmosphere of rejoice.

It’s the most pleasing thing, when you are round the ones you love, talk of places you have been

I just learnt another part of me, Hold on tight cos someday I will be.

And it’s the feeling, that keeps me running, back home And it’s the feeling, that keeps me running, back home

 

SIMPLE MAN

I love your smile and the way you talk, You’re pretty eyes and your glamorous walk,

Everything built so perfectly, you’re the one you complete me

I chose you right from the start, Only love could take us apart

You’re the one who makes me who I am, Without you I'm a simple man,

You took my heart and you took my soul, I'll say yes if I mean no

There was a time when it all went away, I turned my thoughts to a melody,

Just to show you the way I feel, You took my life but you keep it filled

I chose you right from the start, Only love could take us apart

You’re the one who makes me who i am, Without you I'm a simple man,

You took my heart and you took my soul, I'll say yes if I mean no

Simple Man, I'm a simple man, a Simple Man

Kiss You (One Last Time)

If I tell you all my sins, Will you take me out again?

You say you love me now, But will you stay if things fall down?

How will you protect me from the devil inside me?

If I go out of control, will you stay here with me, now?

And I’m falling down, for the girl that I have found,

And if things don’t work out right, I don’t mind,

Because I’ll be there to kiss you one last time.

I will wipe your crying eyes, And replace them with a smile,

Forever hold you in my arms, We can take the phones off of the dial

People say we’re far too young, But we both know they’ve been there

Your lips are warm like the sun, Please don’t go, please say you’ll stay

And I’m falling down, for the girl that I have found,

And if things don’t work out right, I don’t mind,

Because I’ll be there to kiss you one last time.

Can you see it, do you believe it now? Can you feel it, do you believe me now, now?

And I’m falling down, for the girl that I have found,

And if things don’t work out right, I don’t mind,

Because I’ll be there to kiss you one last time.

What A World

I’ve been looking for years up and down the streets, But it seems to me that we’ll never meet,

Our dreams in life have seemed to changed, People settle for what’s right, but what’s right anyway?

As if times ain’t hard enough without feeling down, If I said get up lets go, would you come around?

What a world we live in, there’s people going up and down all of the time

What a world we live in, but if we laugh and we smile,

Then it’s alright

It seems everyday my old mans on at me, Says son get a job that’s how it’s meant to be

But do I wanna destroy my soul? Well I’ll be alright cos I got rock n roll

As if times ain’t hard enough without feeling down,

If I said get up lets go, would you come around?

What a world we live in, there’s people going up and down all of the time

What a world we live in, but if we laugh and we smile,

Then it’s alright

And you hope and pray, that someday life will change And you know inside that it’s not insane

What a world we live in, there’s people going up and down all of the time

What a world we live in, and we laugh and we smile

What a world we live in, there’s people going up and down all of the time

What a world we live in, but if we laugh and we smile (laugh and we smile)

Then it’s alright

Saviour

Seems everyday, we have the same conversation, 

About how you feel like you’re doing nothing will your life anymore, I’m getting so frustrated

I think you should know I’m here, I think you should know it’s because of you my dear

Maybe I can tell you, your time isn’t wasted Because you are the one that come and saved me

Maybe I can tell you, your time isn’t wasted Because you are the one that come and saved me

Every time I look at you I can see my own ghost,

Because if it weren’t for you I would probably be gone, gone, gone

I think you should know I’m here, I think you should know it’s because of you my dear

Maybe I can tell you, your time isn’t wasted Because you are the one that come and saved me

Maybe I can tell you, your time isn’t wasted Because you are the one that come and saved me

You come and saved me

(Instrumental)

Maybe I can tell you, your time isn’t wasted Because you are the one that come and saved me

Maybe I can tell you, your time isn’t wasted Because you are the one that come and saved me

 

On My Own 

It’s happened again, I’m back on my own And the promises we made, they have been broke

I got to start again, but I don’t think I will Because there is no one else, I want in this with me

I taste the dirt in my mouth, feel the bitterness in my soul

On my own, I don’t wanna be, but here I am again On my own, I don’t wanna be, but here I am again

Here I am again

Try to change my train of thought, see the love inside my heart 

From positive thinking of some sort, I was taken back right to the start

I taste the dirt in my mouth, feel the bitterness in my soul

On my own, I don’t wanna be, but here I am again On my own, I don’t wanna be, but here I am again

Stepping down a few gears, I’m a changing man Leaving the dark, without needing to fight

I’m breaking out off into the light, don’t you know, don’t you know

On my own, I don’t wanna be, but here I am again

On my own, I don’t wanna be, but here I am again

On my own, I don’t wanna be, but here I am again

On my own, I don’t wanna be, but here I am again

Here I am again

 

Back Home (Re-Prise)

When you’re feeling down, like you have no hope And you don’t know where to go,

When the fear gets to strong, to let yourself live You build up the wall to barricade

I don’t know why, I don’t know how

Back home is where you find your space, there ain’t no other place

Back home is where you find your space, there ain’t no other place

When the rain comes pouring down, flooding out this place I’ll share my time with fate,

Well the best is yet to come, and this age is so young, Now is the time to fly

I don’t know why, I don’t know how

Back home is where you find your space, there ain’t no other place

Back home is where you find your space, there ain’t no other place

And in the morning when the night is done, and the shade you’re in is gone,

It’s such a relief just to see a place that you know, that you know

(Harmonica Instrumental)

Back home is where you find your space, there ain’t no other place

Back home is where you find your space, there ain’t no other place

 

You Give Me Love

If I could see, into your mind, my life wouldn't be a mystery
Because you are the core, of everything I need, I don't have too much but its all for you.

You make me, understand, all those things, in the songs.

You give me love, love, You give me Hope, hope, You take my heart, make it right, put a smile on my face tonight, You give me love, you give me love

And in the wild, the creatures come and go, we're not that different don't you know.
Except in this life, you are the queen, and I'm just a man, getting on his knees.

You make me, understand, all those things, in the songs.

You give me love, love, You give me Hope, hope, You take my heart, make it right, put a smile on my face tonight, You give me love, you give me love

I will cast away everything that I own, the time might have past but everything has been gained, I know you feel the same, I know you feel the same..

You give me love, love, You give me Hope, hope, You take my heart, make it right, put a smile on my face tonight, You give me love, you give me love