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LYRICS FOR DAVE COUSINS AND BRIAN WILLOUGHBY: THE BRIDGE, 1994

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You Never Needed Water

(Cousins)

Old School Songs

You said you were a virgin when I took you in the park
You didn't need a light to help you make it in the dark
You took the highest bidder who could satisfy your needs
You wrapped yourself around him and you squeezed him till he bleeds
You never needed wings until I taught you how to fly
You never needed water till your well ran dry.

You always set your target on the highest social scene
You never gave your number till you knew where he had been
You used to shop at Harrods, bought the smartest clothes
You wore them inside out so that the maker's label showed
You never needed money till I taught you what to buy
You never needed water till your well ran dry.

You're just about as subtle as a razor with your teeth
You got your greatest pleasure with your lover underneath
You sparkled like a diamond with a smile that you could trust
You would find yourself a sucker and you'd grind him into dust
You never started smoking till I taught you to get high
You never needed water till your well ran dry.

Water water everywhere, but not a drop to drink
Take a look into the mirror baby, it's later than you think
You're the ultimate expression of Picasso's favourite brush
The wall in his apartment he painted in a rush
You never shed a tear until I taught you how to cry
You never needed water till your well ran dry.


Further Down The Road

(Cousins)

Empire Music

Strike the fiddle, start the hoedown
Rid me of my heavy load
I can see those bright lights shining
A little way further down the road.

Mysteries of ancient wonders
Vanish as my world explodes
Memories of old ambitions
A little way further down the road.

All the pain of making progress
Vanished when the West wind blowed
I have seen myself tomorrow
A little way further down the road.

I have rid myself of strangers
Buried in the overload
I can see myself tomorrow
A little way further down the road.


Strange Day Over The Hill

(Cousins)

Old School Songs

The sky was like a crystal, it was sapphire blue
I was like a kid again, so were you
It's a strange day, a strange day over the hill.

The sun came round to polish up the copper beech
The leaves were black as leather where the sun don't reach
It's a strange day, a strange day over the hill.

I was close enough to heaven as a man could be
Knowing I had solved your little mystery
It's a strange day, a strange day over the hill.

We could hear the distant compromise of wedding bells
As we leaned on one another bidding fond farewells
It's a strange day, a strange day over the hill.

As we drove into the valley, the mist rolled down
We were in the grip of winter in our own home town
It's a strange day, a strange day over the hill.

The lights were shining brightly in the house across the street
I was looking for adventure, I was turning on the heat
I shivered in the shadows, it was cold as hell
The church bell sounded seven going, well, well, well
It's a strange day, a strange day over the hill.


Heat Of The Street

(Cousins)

Old School Songs

There's a cafe on the corner where the Latin lovers meet
They're dancing to the rhythm of the night and the heat of the street.
There's a glow of expectation, the narcotic of the beat
They're dancing to the rhythm of the night and the heat of the street.

Rhythm of the night, heat of the street.
Rhythm of the night and the heat of the street.

There's a girl in every alley trying to whip you off your feet
They're dancing to the rhythm of the night and the heat of the street.

They play it tough
They play it cool
They play to win
They drink the pool
They play it by the golden rule
Lady Luck is no-one's fool.

There are roly poly mamas, electric slippers on their feet
They're dancing to the rhythm of the night and the heat of the street.

When they offer you the menu, try the rack of spicy meat
They're dancing to the rhythm of the night and the heat of the street.


Morning Glory

(Cousins)

Old School Songs

Take my hand, I'll show you how to fly
We will cross the valley road, the river rolling by
Open fields, high cascading streams
We will climb the mountainside, a multitude of dreams.

I wake up to your morning glory
Say goodbye to my late night story
I close my eyes and count to ten
It all comes round again.

Miles apart, still further in between
Once you talked to me in tongues, who knows what they can mean.

The party ran all summer long, way beyond extremes
The morning glory days were gone, suddenly a world of broken dreams.

Deep blue days and ever darker nights
No matter what the time of day, we never dim the lights.


Cry No More

(Cousins/Willoughby)

Old School Songs/Copyright Control

Never mind the rain, never mind the weather
Take a little time when you lose your grip
Never mind the pain, treat it as a warning
Never mind the truth when it cuts your lip.

Cry no more for me
I'll cry no more for you
I'll cry no more for you.

Never is a word I never wanted spoken
Never is a kiss with your mouth closed tight
Never is a dream of never ending pleasure
Never is defeat in the darkest night.

The night closed down with the passion of a thousand years
Far out in open space
A mirror shades the likeness of your pretty face
Drowning in my tears.

Never break a vow that's never yet been broken
Never cross your heart when it's all in vain
Never trust a girl who takes it all for granted
Never mind the rain when it's pouring down


Do You Remember

(Cousins/Willoughby)

Old School Songs/Copyright Control

Do you remember the day we met
How we made our way in fits and starts
Do you remember the day we met
How we played our roles in silent parts
Oh what a day we had
Oh what a day.

Do you remember the day we met
How we kissed the way they do in France
Do you remember the day we met
How we lost our tongues before the dance
Oh what a day we had
Oh what a day.

Photographs of junior high
Your hair was straight and so was I

Do you remember the day we met
How we scandalised the scripture class
Do you remember the day we met
How we walked away on broken glass
Oh what a day we had
Oh what a day
Oh what a day we had
Oh what a day.


The Plain

(Cousins)

Old School Songs

The plain stretched out before me as far as the slate grey sky
I told her I was leaving with the migrant birds to fly
I said she might expect me with the coming of the spring
When the birds return back home again with new-found songs to sing.

I hit out on the highway, high on the rising sun
I felt my spirit rising, my journey was newly begun
The joy of expectation rose in my heart with a song
The courage of conviction carried my journey along.

I bathed in the lake of comfort, the milk of my mother's breast
The son of constant sorrow sank to his knees in the West
I prayed to my God for guidance to find there was no-one but me
There was just the open highway as far as my eyes could see.

Throughout my endless journey I have been searching for paradise lost
I now retrace my footsteps with the burden of infinite cost
I see myself returning alone with my head held high
The plain stretched out before me as far as the slate grey sky.


Oh So Sleepy

(Cousins)

Old School Songs

I leave you with your head buried in the pillow
Oh so sleepy, oh so sleepy
As twisted as a knot, as tangled as a wire
Burning like a coal on the open fire
Oh so sleepy, oh so sleepy.

I talk to you in riddles of the drunken sailor
Oh so sleepy, oh so sleepy
As pretty as a rose, as bitter as a thorn
A smear of virgin blood on the broken dawn
Oh so sleepy, oh so sleepy.

Now did you hear the wind, did you ride the carousel
Did you find the seaman's mission, only time can really tell
Or do you see your future in the wishing well
Oh so sleepy, oh so sleepy.

I brush you with a kiss as the moonlight murmurs
Oh so sleepy, oh so sleepy
As simple as defeat, as certain as a toy
Crying like a girl with the future of a boy
Oh so sleepy, oh so sleepy.


Song For Alex

(Cousins/Hooper)

Old School Songs

I've been many places, I've passed through many cities
Paris to Toronto and the rest
The travelling can bring you down, you're always on your own
But I see friendly faces everywhere.

From a song that pulls your heartstrings to a sea of smiling faces
Oh, but a careless word can make you feel so sad
But in the end I add things up and I find it's all worthwhile
When I see friendly faces everywhere.

The windswept streets are empty when my working day is over
And I always think of home last thing at night
Then I close my eyes and fall asleep for I know that in my dreams
That I'll see friendly faces everywhere.


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