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LYRICS FOR BURNING FOR YOU, 1977

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Burning For Me

(Cousins/Mealing)

Old School Songs

There's a house on the headland
Overlooking the sea
They're burning a lantern by day and by night
It is burning for me.

There's a fire on the far hill
It's a warning to be
They're burning a beacon by day and by night
It is burning for me.

I long to feel the anchor down
When they ring the harbour bell
It's good to be back home again
And know that all is well
And when the stormy southern seas
Are running wild and free
You light a lamp of love at home
It is burning for me.

There's a light in the distance
It is easy to see
They're burning a candle by day and by night
It is burning for me.


Cut Like A Diamond

(Cousins/Cronk)

Old School Songs

I was born
In the calm before the storm
In the quiet hour of dawn
With the full moon in my eyes.

I was kissed
By the rolling river mist
That betrayed the lovers' tryst
A mysterious disguise.

Cut like a diamond
Sharper than steel
Sweet as the razor's edge
Before the jagged wheel.

I am lost
I have sold my heart at cost
On the bridges that we crossed
I have carved my name in stone.

Bitter wife
You have cut me like a knife
I could never take a life
That could never take its own.

I was born
In the calm before the storm
In the quiet hour of dawn
With the full moon in my eyes.
I will die
With the sun high in the sky
With the river rolling by
Far below the bridge of sighs.


I Feel Your Loving Coming On

(Lambert)

Old School Songs

Feeling like I do
There's not a lot of words to say
I only know I love you
Trying as I do
To put it all another way
It still comes out
I love you.

I feel your loving coming on
I feel your loving coming on
And I can feel the hope in your heart
I can feel the hope in your heart
I feel your loving coming on.

If only I could use the beauty of the poet's words
Your name would last forever
Simple as I am
Simple as I choose to be
I know we'll last together.

Goodnight, goodnight
I'm hoping that I find you well
We're really going to have to try hard
Goodnight, goodnight
I'm hoping that time won't tell.


Barcarole (For The Death Of Venice)

(Cousins/Cronk)

Old School Songs

Will you save me
Will you wave me
Goodbye

Will you need me
Will you miss me
Goodbye

Venetian moon
Silent lagoon
Answer me soon
Will the gondoliers still sing the barcarole

We have loved you
We will kiss you
Goodbye.


Alexander The Great

(Cousins)/(Lambert)

Old School Songs

They called him Alexander
With the best band in the land
He'd topped the bill in Paris
But in Venice it was banned
A pile of dusty gold discs
Were among his claims to fame
There was no-one over sixty
Who didn't know his name.

Alexander you were great
The man the critics loved to hate
You could have been as big as the Beatles or the Stones
Alexander you became
The lonely housewife's favourite name
You could have been the greatest of them all.

The gig was held in honour
Of his golden jubilee
He did not need the money
So he said he'd play for free
He got the band together
Who'd been with him through the years
They rehearsed the Alexander songs
And shed nostalgic tears.

The crowd rose to their feet
When Alexander hit the stage
His face had been rebuilt
So that you could not tell his age
He played all of the old songs
And the crowd sang every word
He danced like Margot Fonteyn
And whistled like a bird.

He came on for the encore
But collapsed against the stand
The crowd was hushed, the doctor came
There was panic in the band
He diagnosed a broken heart
The critics had been fed
Their reviews became
Obituary notices instead


Keep On Trying

(Cousins/Cronk)

Old School Songs

When that ray of sunshine's overdue
You've got to keep on trying
When the thunder rolls though the storm is through
You've got to keep on trying
Lightning never strikes the same place
I've taken many chances in the middle of the ice.

When the dice are down on a losing streak
You've got to keep on trying
When your mind is willing but your heart is weak
You've got to keep on trying
I never had it easy and I never will
The sun is always shining on the far side of the hill.

Oh if you feel like crying
Don't give up
Keep on trying
Swallow your pride
And come back into my life.

When lady luck's got nothing new
You've got to keep on trying
When you're feeling melancholy blue
You've got to keep on trying
I didn't want to be the one to take the blame
I always played to win but it's a solitary game.


Back In The Old Routine

(Cousins/Cronk/Lambert)

Old School Songs

I get up in the morning in the usual state
Listen to the breakfast show and know that I'm late
Clock in at the factory and pick up my tools
I never give a damn because the union rules (OK)
I'm back in the old routine

I drop in at the local for a pint and a chat
End up at the takeaway for Siamese cat
The wife is watching telly in a pink negligee
The midnight horror movie and she's ready to play.

I look forward to the weekend and Match of the Day
When we're back in the old routine.

Perhaps I'll win the pools and be a millionaire
I'll get myself a sports car and a sexy au pair
I'll buy myself a yacht and sail away for a year
With Susan George for company and plenty of beer
But I'm still in the old routine.


Heartbreaker

(Lambert)

Not available

I need someone to call my own
Someone to be near me forever
I won't cry when I grow old alone
So many chances I've never taken.

Heartbreaker
I want her
Heartbreaker
I want her
And I want love.

A heart that takes is soon to break
A heart that is giving will give forever
Now I've learned to give, so now I live
Waiting for someone I can give to.

I can't believe this is happening to me
I can't believe this is happening to me
Won't let you down, won't let you down
I'll always be around, always be around.

A heart that takes is soon to break
A heart that is giving will give forever
Now I've learned to give, so now I live
Waiting for someone I can give to.


Carry Me Home

(Cronk)

Not available

In my life there's been a few loves
But never such a true love as you gave
Carry me home
In a world of false emotions
You showed me such a true devotion
Carry me home.

I don't want to lose my mind
Without it life would seem too kind
So when the world finds out about us
Don't leave me here to live without you
Carry me home.

As a child I'd watch the night sky
Sit up waiting for the morning light
To carry me home
As a man I've seen the dawning
Of a love so great my heart is calling
Carry me home.


Goodbye (Is Not An Easy Word To Say)

(Cousins)

Old School Songs

Goodbye
Goodbye

It's not an easy word to say
Sometimes life turns out that way.

Goodbye
Goodbye
It's time to make another start
You never mend a broken heart.

I cried
I lied
I looked the other way
I tried to make you see that we were through
There was nothing else to do.


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