Pressure's Off - Lyrics


welcome
it's me

only for you
father's day
she is
long for days
simple
cailin
goodbye
eskiss
willow
y'know
the way it is
the dune
untapped lovesong

 


welcome

welcome to our album
welcome to our song
welcome to our album
feel free to sing along
wine stained shoes and the microphone blues
wine stained shoes for me and you
wine stained shoes
welcome to our album
welcome to our song
welcome to our album
feel free to sing along
welcome...

 

it's me

in no mood for singin'
in no mood for playin' these games no more
ain't no fool for no - one
ain't no fool for takin' the blame, i'm sure
i'm sitting here lowly sippin' so slowly my tea my dear
i'm sittin' here lonely waiting to escape my greatest fear

and it's me my dear
yes it's me i fear
it ain't you who'se near
baby it's me i fear
can't trust myself now
friends can't trust me
can't even confide now
go ahead and point that finger at me

when you lie to yourself denying it all
when your heart's somewhere else
you ain't got nothing at all

'cause it's me my dear
yes it's me i fear
i gotto get outta here
baby it's me i fear

the clock is tickin'
there ain't no time
no time for singin'
no time for rhyme
but it's now my turn
yeah, the roles have reversed
yeah it's now my turn
baby this ain't rehearsed
i'm sitting here waitin'
waiting no view
i'm sitting here waiting
there ain't no you

and it's me my dear
yeah the reason you ain't here
i gotto get outta here
gotto get that fresh start somewhere new
gotto get that fresh start somewhere new

maybe there i'll be honest
maybe there i won't lie
maybe there i sing alone
no need for goodbyes...

 

only for you

last night was fun for me and fun for you too
last night was good for us - us: me and you
you are the smile on my face everyday and
you are the spring on my step - i say
now comes the time when we must part again
let last night be our night, let last night be true
for it's not my last night with you

it's not that i need you
i'm happier with you
oh colly wolly woo
i sing this song only for you

love me don't leave me i want you to stay
if not tomorrow at least for today
love me don't leave me i want you to stay
if not tomorrow at least for today

these months have been magic, these past months with you
wouldn't it be tragic to break us in two when
you are the smile on my face everyday and
you are the spring on my step - i say
now comes the time when we must part again
come close, hold my hand tight, come close 'cause you know
together our love will grow

it's not that i need you
i'm happier with you
oh colly wolly woo
i sing this song only for you

love me don't leave me i want you to stay
if not tomorrow at least for today
last night was our night, just for me and you
let's live for today and let our love be true
i sing this only for you
only for you, only for you
only for you...

 

father's day

there i was standing at the final gate
waiting in a quewe because my plane was late
left the place where i used to stay
going homewards blowing miles away
looked around in this busy hall
didn't feel too bad but not to good at all
a black woman's face with her lightening eyes
followed by one of those lucky guys
a raggae - rhythm spinned in my head around
and i kept shanking looking on the ground
and when i looked up, guess what i found
a raggae band playing easy, dubby sound...

 

she is

she is cool, she is warm, she is classy, she is free
she's sophisticated, misterious, she is a part of me
she's a dancer, a dreamer, she's simply in love with life
she's funny, foxy, fine, but fare away
she is rich, she is poor, chaotic and caring
a lover, a hater, deep and daring

but she'se not here
and no-one cares
no-one cares but me
'n' happy days
are been 'n' past
should have known
this wouldn't last

oh common' we had our lifes together
but it wouldn't last forever
and thow we've chosen life apart
i still hold the view - she is
i still hold the view - she is

she's red, she's rising, strong and never mine
she's colourful and sunny, young and doesn't rhyme
she's today, tomorrow, a thinker, not unique
she's a big - nosed smoker, an independent freak
she's southern and tall, she's emotional and active
she's smart and mature, all woman, she'se attractive

but she's not here
and no-one cares
no-one cares but me
'n' happy days
are been 'n' past
should have known
this wouldn't last

oh common' we had our lifes together
but it wouldn't last forever
and thow we've chosen life apart
i still hold the view - she is
i still hold the view - she is

oh now honey i need to tell you how it is and
oh now honey why you gotto see the way she is and
oh now honey i yeah you gotta see the way she is and
oh now honey i
oh now honey i i i
yeah you gotto see the way she is and
oh now honey i gotto tell you how it is and
yeah you gotto see the way
she is
she is

 

long for days

sitting on a parkbench
encircled by the streets i don't know
voices from a concrete pitch
angstful but all put for show
leaves fall at my feet as i
watch the strangers pass and go
about their dayly routine why i

long for days
long for days
long for days
long... i don't know

i never saw you with him, so i
don't know what to say, don't know what to feel
you say that you just kissed
but your words they seemed so real
and now you say you see me
dancin' to and from the truth
but you know i'm only playin' and i

long for days
long for days
long for days
long... i don't know

i'm slipping, but i hold my stands
i'm slipping... but i won't let myself fall
with so much expectation i... i wonder
if i please these people at all
but maybe i've got it all wrong
and maybe... they'll never understand
'cause it's me i'm trying to satisfy
not these people passing by

...

long for days
long for days
long for days
long... i don't know

 

simple

love is not put in your heart to stay
love is not love 'til you give it away
and i don't know why, but you're in everything i do
i touch the sky only with you
when the darkness falls
i turn to my pillow
and dream of good things to follow

'cause i just want to stay for longer
being with you makes me stronger
everytime i get closer
i just feel i really know you

and i just feel i really need you now
i just feel i really need you now
for in the sky i am no longer blue
it's true, it's simple
i love you

 

cailin

i tell myself i won't see you
it's easier that way
but then you call or i call
to plan unite our day
our days of smile aren't over
but time's not on our side
from no-one come to think of it, can i
can i this love hide

i'll never forget our meeting
'nd i'll never regret our kiss
'nd i'll always be dreaming of you
you... you and i
together i'll miss

cailin i care
i wanna know you

i've wanted to show you
since you opened that door
and i've wanted to hold you
since the bus stoppe
not before
our friends said, we flirted like children... innocently
and your eyes held me so brightly

and i danced with you
and you smiled my face again
and i said goodnight
no kiss, but it felt right

i wore many masks to hide the real me
but you took them off so easily

cailin i care
i wanna know you
cailin i care
i wanna show you
cailin i care
i wanna know you
cailin i care
just let me show you

 

goodbye

sit at my window
such a sentimental day
another coffee, one more cigarette
with this mood i'd like to stay
thinking of how it had begun
with you and me... in that small café
that feeling... i'd love to put my arms around the world
but first on you -
that's far away...

goodbye
i tell myself again
and long ago i think that you did too
goodbye for the last time and i put this bag away
with the things that could remind me of you

look out my window
the girl there lying under the tree
i wonder... should i go down and talk to her?
just for the feeling to be free...
i love and also hate that situation
so familiar, on the other hand so strange
i see i can never get off that pain
but now the time has come for a change

goodbye
goodbye my love, i go
i write this, but i'll never let you know
goodbye for the last time, though you don't care anymore
another letter ends in the bin on the floor
.....
so you got none of these letters
and i got none of yours
your eyes seem now the eyes of any girl
i just don't have to force myself to

not to search for you, but for another girl
not to search for you, but for another girl
not to search for you, but for better girl

 

eskiss

eskimo kiss on the nose of a miss who seems to like me too
star gazin' glances 'n' moonlight trances, my eyes are held by you
'cause you're gorgeous and sexy, attractive and good lookin', it's you
smart, bright and beautiful, it's true

i walked you home and kissed your cheek but dared not hold your hand
and i wondered if we could meet next week (please meet me...)
'cause you're gorgeous and sexy, attractive and good lokkin', it's you
smart, bright and beautiful, baby it's true

well in the nude i danced for you, oh just to make you smile
to think we had no curtains and i danced for a while
well in our tree we were alone. no-one around could see
i smiled at you, you let me yeah, one 'n' one makes free
and you're gorgeous and sexy, attractive and good lokkin', it's you
smart, bright and beautiful, it's true and it's you

dodododo... please do
it was an eskimo kiss on the nose of a miss who seems to like me too
s - s - s - star gazin' glances 'n' moonlight trances, my eyes are held by you
'cause you're what? that's right, youre gorgeus
'cause you're what? that's right, youre sexy
'cause you're what what what what what

 

willow

what was it that you said that night you waved goodbye?
i turned to walk away but then i heard you cry
and when i returned you where nowhere to be seen
what was it that you said, that cry - what did it mean?

i am the willow, watch me weep
i am the willow, watch me creep
up the path into your room
up the stairs i'll be there soon
i am the willow no longer in bloom
my tear drenched pillow memories of you
creep up the path into your room
up the stairs i'll be there soon
i am the willow yeah, watch me weep
how to say this and not to leap
into the darkness and into the leap
into the darkness and into the bleak
future without you how willow is weak...

i turned a blind eye not for the first time
to spoil a good thing, a good thing of mine
where has our spark gone - or is it gone at all
was it all a daydream, would there really be a fall?
yes

there is no moonlight and there is no sun
i am in darkness, so what have i done?
been up the path, looked into your soul
wave goodbye to the heart i stole

i am the willow
i am the willow
i am the... willow

 

y'know

y'know... when you know
we're going away for the night
we're going to stay outta sight
oh where are we running from - i don't know
and what are where are we going to
guess it just goes to show
she lies beside me in - beetween sleep
she smiles back at me, this moment i keep
'cause you know
(i know that you care, you do)
yeah, you know
(running's for me, but not for you)
'cause you know
(i know that you care, you do)
when you know
(running's for me, but not for you)
she lies beside me in not knowing my plans
she smiles back at me i'll make no demands
we're going away for the night
we're going to stay outta sight
oh where are we running from - i don't know
and what are where are we going to
guess it just goes to show
y'know... when you know

 

the way it is

the sound of the storm was frightening
but i ran out - out into the rain
and i danced in the thunder and lightening
just to feel with you again
to think i gave up so much for you
to think i'd do it all again
to think i thought i'd be happy
to think our feelings where the same

and that's just the way it is...

this time last year we were happy
no distance could cause a real pain
a time when a letter or a phonecall
could smile both our faces again
i wonder if we can be friends now
when deep down i always want more
and i wonder if we'll ever dance again
just as we danced before...

and that's just the way it is...

guess that's how much i miss you
these storms, they just come and go
but you... you don't come and go
i guess you're gone - yes, you're gone

and that's just the way it is...

 

the dune

goin' back this sandy dune i turn around
paradise lost and found by summer's gone
collecting shells catching the sun
that's all i've done day to day
dunes are changed by the wind but
not this place, it stays the same

i ate the fish, swam in their sea
bronzed my skin and i felt free
open windows, cups of tea
i play ma music contentedly
pebbled shores and sandy beach girls
out of reach i look on
happy days to remember, oh that summer's gone
but it will live on

as the sand shapes the dunes i wander free
hypnotised by horizons home of the sun
drinking wine in the evenin' cards are dealin' to be won
sounds of waves crashin' sunsets
raise your glasses one by one

i ate the fish, swam in their sea
bronzed my skin and i felt free
open windows, cups of tea
i play ma music contentedly
proud of who i am and where i'm at
there's no doubt i belong
just like my friend the dune
i stay the same, but change my song...

 

untapped lovesong

sweet dreams to you my love
sun beams on you my love
yes the sun will shine
wave goodbye wintertime
under those lids you see
a smiley faced fantasy
keep them closed for now
your dreamcatcher can take a bow
oh to be a fly on your wall
pearing through your window
living your daydreams from the outside in
and see where you go
with that heart i long to win