LYRICS

PETER ASHLEY

PETER ASHLEY


I could see the sun was shining bright,
way up in the sky,
I could feel your love was burning down
I know the reason why,

I could your feel your love,
I could see your hope,


I could your feel your love was burning down
Burning down so bright,
I could feel your breathe was on my neck,
I know the reason why,

Holding onto to those to those sunny days
Holding onto to that dreams
I could feel my love was breaking down ,
I know it seems obscene.

I could feel your heart beat,
I could feel your hope,
I could feel your love,


I could feel your hope,
I could see you stretching out to the distance,
I could your love shining down on me.



© Peter Ashley 2011

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I love you and you and you know thatís it true,
Iíll give you this ring,
Donít you know that itís a love thing,
Donít you know that itís a love thing,

You strip-search my brain, and you drive me insane,
In pain I will sing
Donít you know that itís a love thing
Donít you know that itís a love thing

Talk about, talk about shout about it, shout about it
Love thing Love thing
Laugh about it, laugh about it
No doubt about it, doubt about it Love thing
They may talk about it
I canít live without it Love thing, Love thing,

Walk on hot coals and you rivet my souls
In pain I will sing
Donít you know that itís a love thing,
Donít you know that itís a love thing,

Rip of my head and Iíll lay Ďon your bed
In pain I will sing
Donít you know that itís a love thing,
Donít you know that itís a love thing,

Sing about it sing about it ring about it ring about it
Love thing, love thing
Ride a pony ride a pony talk baloney talk baloney
Love thing, love thing
I canít live about it
I canít give without your love thing

I love you and you and you know thatís it true,
Iíll give you this ring,
Donít you know that itís a love thing,
Donít you know that itís a love thing,
Talk about, talk about shout about it, shout about it
Love thing Love thing
Laugh about it, laugh about it
No doubt about it, doubt about it Love thing

They may talk about it
I canít live without it Love thing, Love thing



© Peter Ashley 2008

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I thought you were someone I could rely on
But you proved me wrong
Someone I wouldnít cry and cry on
But you proved me...

I could see the writing on the wall
But I just chose to ignore it

words of spite graffiti standing tall
but I just chose to ignore it

Oh Oh Oh oh oh oh Oh
Bab Ba Ba ba ba

I thought you were someone I could believe in
But you proved me wrong
I saw the pigs that you would fly on
And you proved me...

I could see your halo slip and fade
But I just chose to ignore it

I gave you trust I gave you love
But I just know
you chose to ignore it

Oh Oh Oh oh oh oh Oh
Bab Ba Ba ba ba

I thought you were someone I could rely on
But you proved me wrong

I could see the writing on the wall
But I just chose to ignore it

words of spite graffiti standing tall
but I just chose to ignore it

Oh Oh Oh oh oh oh Oh
Bab Ba Ba ba ba

I could see the writing on the wall
But I just chose to ignore it

Oh Oh Oh oh oh oh Oh
Bab Ba Ba ba ba



© Peter Ashley 2009

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Even when you cry,
Even when you die,
I know that youĎll always be a part of me,

Even when you tease,
Even when you scream,
I know that youíll be the very soul of me,

I can see the strength you give, but also felt the pain,
When you lie and cheat with me, I still come back again,
(Repeat from beginning)

I know that inside, thereís more to you than pride,

Even when you laugh, even when you dance,
I can see the pain beneath those deep brown eyes,

Took me for a fool, I think its understood,
That Iíll always be a very part of you,

This tune will haunt you night and day so that you canít forget,
What you lost that sunny day I hope with some regret,

As the years go by, I hope youíll wonder why

Even though I try, I try not to cry
I wonder Ďbout the opportunity we lost
I think its understood, you took me for a fool
But I know youíll always be a part of me,
You know you broke and break the very heart of me.



© Peter Ashley 2011

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Aloha, I met this girl from Samoa,
Turns out I didnít even know
And then she said sheís from Goa.
Aloha from Bogota to Kratoa some old story seems to flow Ė er
Meet a girl and I go slower, slower, slower, slower.

Aloha from Tokyo to Nagasaki
She cooked me lovely Teriyaki
And then she blew my mind with Saki,
Well Howdy the Texas girls they are so rowdy
Theyíre hot and horny never dowdy,
Sky down there is never cloudy.

Guten abend Deutschland girls are so ardent,
Geil, suss und theyíre hellbent
On no wasted time spent.
Aloha, I met this girl from Samoa,
Turns out I didnít even know
And then she said sheís from Goa, Goa , Goa...


Aloha ah ah ah,
Obrigado I met this girl in Colorado
She had a figure like young Bardot,
She made me like a desperado,
Oh Jambo this girl she taught me how to Mambo
But she said I was no Rambo, Rambo, Rambo.


Ah ah ah , Aloha...



© Peter Ashley 2011

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I could see the love was in your eyes
I saw the sun was shining on your face and
You were like the human race
I could see that you were never ordinary
Never mediocre or indifferent to your fate

I thought Iíd seen all the Ėdub a dub a da dub a dub a dub a duba
Extreme to the taste I said Ė dub a dub a dub a dub a
IĎd thought I Ďd seen all the - dub a dub a da dub a dub a dub a duba
Extreme to the taste I said Ė ah...

Tiger Lily Tiger Lily Tiger Lily catch you
Tiger Lily Tiger Lily Tiger Lily eat you
Tiger Lily Tiger Lily Tiger Lily suck you - dry...

I would sever all connection to the past
Complexion paradoxical reflective irreplaceable.

I thought Iíd seen all the Ėdub a dub a da dub a dub a dub a duba
Extreme to the taste I said Ė dub a dub a dub a dub a
IĎd thought I Ďd seen all th dub a dub a da dub a dub a dub a duba
Extreme to the taste I said Ė ah...

Tiger Lily Tiger Lily Tiger Lily catch you
Tiger Lily Tiger Lily Tiger Lily eat you
Tiger Lily Tiger Lily Tiger Lily suck you dry...
Ah, Ah...

I could see the love was in your eyes
I saw the sun was shining on your face and
You were like the human race

I thought Iíd seen all the Ė dub a dub a da dub a dub a dub a duba
Extreme to the taste I said Ė ah...

Tiger Lily Tiger Lily Tiger Lily catch you
Tiger Lily Tiger Lily Tiger Lily eat you
Tiger Lily Tiger Lily Tiger Lily suck you - dry...
Ah, Ah...



© Peter Ashley 2009

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I could see you were indifferent,
To the way you want to be
I could tell from your appearance
You donít care what people see
I know the things you hold dear
Have left you long ago
Singing this song to remind you
Of the times you used to know

I was holding onto to those
I was holding onto to those sunny days - holding on Ė holding on

I was looking at you ambition
Singing songs you used to know
You were singing to the mirror
Cos no one else wanted to know
You came back defeated
Not achieving those holy aims
Singing this song to remind you
Thereís no one else to blame

I was holding onto to those
I was holding onto to those sunny days - holding on Ė holding on

For every successful failure
You can say thereís one belief
That you go on hoping and
Someday thereíll be relief
And tho youíd got away escaped those clutches
And like a bird youíd flown away
you know you canít outrun the past
And thereís nowhere else to stay.

I was holding onto to those
I was holding onto to those sunny days

I was hoping for redemption , someone who would get me on through
But then you came and grassed me up
And I knew my time was through
Throwing the rope across the branch
I could feel my days were numbered
And my hour s were coming to an end coming to an end

I was holding onto to
I was holding onto to those sunny days - holding on holding on



© Peter Ashley 2009

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Hey there whistling down the wind
I saw that you lay there dying and I knew,
Iíd be crying to the end of time
Canít you give me something to hang onto
I know the sun is shining bright but I only feel the rain
And I only see the pain your bringing me
Living all around I feel so free.

I want your love I need your heart
I need your permission right from the start
I crave your forgiveness and I long for

We were clinging onto to the best days of our life
We were riding to the rescue of the best days of our lives
Clinging to the Wreckage of the best days of our lives
And you were rolling down the road.

Hey there , donít you understand the feelings
That you know I am missing you,
My hearts there upon the ceiling

I want your love I need your heart
I need your permission right from the start
I crave your forgiveness and I long for

We were clinging onto to the best days of our life
We were riding to the rescue of the best days of our lives
Clinging to the Wreckage of the beat days of our lives
And you were rolling down the road.
Donít give me that sunny overload,

Hey there whistling down the wind
I saw that you were dying and I knw Iíd be crying to the end of time
Canít you give me something to hang onto



© Peter Ashley 2011

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Slaves to the bits and pieces that we own,
Mr Grevilles talking on the phone,
Stand by his office window looking down,
Mr Grevilles never happy always wears a frown

And theyíre dead and gone, dead and gone,
But they carry on and on and on,
And theyíre dead and gone, dead and gone,
But they carry on and on and on,

Mr Greville a looks quite sad,
Living a life like his makes him mad,
His collars got dirty and his office is grey,
His wife keeps nagging and theres nothing left to say,

And theyíre dead and gone, dead and gone
But they carry on and on and on,
And theyíre dead and gone, dead and gone
But they carry on and on and on,

Success has eluded him heís on the heap,
At fifty five the hill can seem quite steep,
Heís too tired to climb and scared to fall,
He wished theyíd shoot him quickly,
When his backs against the wall,

And theyíre dead and gone, dead and gone
But they carry on and on and on,
And theyíre dead and gone, dead and gone
But they carry on and on and on.





© Peter Ashley 2008

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I donít wanna restrict your inhibtions
Donít wanna hold your Ďmagination back
In these troubles times that we find ourselves now
We always looking for that open crack Ė to escape

They say thereís only one way to get to the moon
So hold on sweet darling and weíll be there soon
They say thereís only one to fly to the stars
So hold on sweet baby weíre just passing mars,

To the one who sold you down the river
To the one who made you feel your love was not enough
I could see that you were riding on that tide of emotion
For who had it I could see that it became too rough

They say thereís only one way to get to the moon
So hold on sweet darling and weíll be there soon
They say thereís only one to fly to the stars
So hold on sweet baby weíre just passing mars,

They say thereís only one way to get to the moon
So hold on sweet darling and weíll be there soon
They say thereís only one to fly to the stars
So hold on sweet baby weíre just passing mars.



© Peter Ashley 2009

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I love you and you and you know thatís it true,
Iíll give you this ring,
Donít you know that itís a love thing,
Donít you know that itís a love thing,

You strip-search my brain , and you drive me insane ,
In pain I will sing
Donít you know that itís a love thing
Donít you know that itís a love thing

Talk about , talk about shout about it , shout about it
Love thing Love thing
Laugh about it , laugh about it
No doubt about it , doubt about it Love thing
They may talk about it
I canít live without it Love thing , Love thing ,

Walk on hot coals and you rivet my souls
In pain I will sing
Donít you know that itís a love thing,
Donít you know that itís a love thing,

Rip of my head and Iíll lay Ďon your bed
In pain I will sing
Donít you know that itís a love thing,
Donít you know that itís a love thing,

Sing about it sing about it ring about it ring about it
Love thing , love thing
Ride a pony ride a pony talk baloney talk baloney
Love thing , love thing
I canít live about it
I canít give without your love thing

I love you and you and you know thatís it true,
Iíll give you this ring,
Donít you know that itís a love thing,
Donít you know that itís a love thing,
Talk about , talk about shout about it , shout about it
Love thing Love thing
Laugh about it , laugh about it
No doubt about it , doubt about it Love thing

They may talk about it
I canít live without it Love thing , Love thing.



© Peter Ashley 2008

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This is how my life with you is killin me
Drowning in an ocean of despair,
Beg of you but you wonít set me free,
(Iím) living with someone who doesnít care

Iím trapped staring down the barrel of your gun
got nowhere to hide nowhere to run
Iím trapped staring down the barrel of your gun
got nowhere to hide nowhere to run

Youíre telling me you want me to set you free,
But for me your free to go ,
Problem is that youíre scared to run ,
And take your own road

Youíre ainít trapped staring down the barrel of a gun
(Truth is) Youíre to scared to hide to scared to run
Youíre ainít trapped staring down the barrel of a gun
Youíre to scared to hide to scared to run

All our lives we wanted to be together ,
But suffocation did set in
We were talking but not communicating,
Neither of us was listening , oh

Weíre trapped staring down the barrel of a gun
Weíre to scared to hide to scared to run
Weíre trapped staring down the barrel of a gun
Weíre to scared to hide to scared to run.



© Bob Hopkins & Peter Ashley 2008

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If you go down to the road to Glenanar,
Youíll gaze on amber waters and drink whiskey from a jar,
If you go down to the road to Glenanar,
You will hear the ghostly whispers of a people from afar,

Its here the clans they fought a battle,
The river ran a deathly red,
Dying men they cry in anguish
Scream to much youíll wake the dead,

If you go down to the road to Glenanar,
Youíll see the raging torrents and youíll see a shooting star,
If you go down to the road to Glenanar,
You will hear the ghostly whispers of a people from afar,

Here there was a small farm cottage,
Nestled by a lonely stream,
Here a little girl was murdered,
Close your eyes youíll here her scream
Instrum Ė

And now youíll here the blackbird sing
And now youíll here the blackbird sing
And now youíll here the blackbird sing
And now youíll here the blackbird sing

If you go down to the road to Glenanar,
Youíll gaze on ambers waters and drink whiskey from a jar,
If you go down to the road to Glenanar,
You will hear the ghostly whispers of a people from afar,

But Glenanar is not a sad place,
Its beauties there for all to see,
Go and sit there on a summers day,
Close you eyes and think of me,

Where now youíll here the blackbird sing,
Where now youíll here the blackbird sing,
Where now youíll here the blackbird sing,
Where now youíll here the blackbird sing.



© Peter Ashley 2008

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Sometimes I feel life that lifes passing me by
I was once so full of hope but now and now the questions why
I look back instead of forward and I always feel so awkward.
Thinking of the hurt it makes me cry.

They say when grow your heart will die .
I was once so full of hope but now I know the questions why
When the only complication was , what Iíd wear on vacation,
I know that lifes passing me by

Oh , Oh Oh , Oh Oh , Oh Oh , Oh
Too many compromises and and a not enough surprise
Life is just a plan that follows me.

Too many compromises and and a not enough surprise
Life is just a plan that follows me.


I see nostalgia creeping up on me
Clinging right around me like the ivy on a tree.
And I dream of Ali Sheedy and the films that used to please me ,
I am hoping for something thatíll never be, never be,

Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh
When the only complication was , what Iíd wear on vacation,
I know that lifes passing me by

Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh
Theres too many compromises and and a not enough surprise
Life is just a plan that follows me.

I look back instead of forward and I always feel so awkward.
Thinking of the hurt it makes me cry.

When the only complication was , what Iíd wear on vacation,
I know now that lifes passing me by.



© Peter Ashley and Shaun Burns 2008

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I see it in your eyes , so hard to disguise
The hatred deep inside and the seeds of corruption

Comes as no surprise , you have lived with this for years
Traded on others fears in a sea of confusion

Smell it on your breath , the stench is unmistakeable
Hooded clans from Christs table , seeds of destruction

Seeds of destruction Yeh yeh Yeh
Oh I can see it in those eyes
The hatred deep inside and the seeds of Destruction

Coming up from the deep south
Smoke rising from the deep south
Smoke rising from the deep south

Tolerance is dead , theres no love left in your soul
Canít feel your rock and roll , and the Seeds of destruction
Yeh Yeh - you canít follow me back home
And the seeds of destruction

Coming up from the deep south
Smoke rising from the deep south
Smoke rising from the deep south
Choking , flaking ,
I see those hands are tied and broken up

I see it in your eyes
You cannot disguise it anymore
Hatred deep inside and the seeds of destruction
The seeds of corruption burning deep down into your soul
Yeh , yeh - Seeds of destruction

Coming up from the deep south
Listen to your father you carry on the hatred



© Peter Ashley 2008

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Ainít no saint I Ďm a sinner Iím a loser not a winner,
Somebody throw me a line, donít tell me Iím gonna be fine,
I was born in a sea of confusion, where your love was just an illusion,
Somebody throw me a line donít tell me Iím gonna be fine,

Tracing patterns turning cartwheels in my mind,
I have the distinction of giving up before I try,
Taunts from my schooldays have tarred me insecure,
Never found that I could push on that open door,

Ainít no saint I Ďm a sinner Iím a loser not a winner,
Somebody throw me a line, donít tell me Iím gonna be fine,
I was born in a sea of confusion, where your love was just an illusion,
Somebody throw me a line donít tell me Iím gonna be fine,

Teachers were experts at me at making me fell 2ft tall,
Cut me down size with my back against the wall
Relationships as I grew up were plagued with fear
Couldnít let you close couldnít let you near,

Ainít no saint I Ďm a sinner Iím a loser not a winner,
Somebody throw me a line, donít tell me Iím gonna be fine,
I was born in a sea of confusion, where your love was just an illusion,
Somebody throw me a line donít tell me Iím gonna be fine,

My strong suite ainít commitment but it was never me to blame,
I Ďm always dreaming watching tears run down that window pane,
Tried to create this air of invincibility,
But it left me vulnerable to any shadow following me,

Ainít no saint I Ďm a sinner Iím a loser not a winner,
Somebody throw me a line, donít tell me Iím gonna be fine,
I was born in a sea of confusion, where your love was just an illusion,
Somebody throw me a line donít tell me Iím gonna be fine,

I was born in a sea of confusion, where your love was just an illusion,
I was born in a sea of confusion, where your love was just an illusion.



© 2007 Peter Ashley

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Verse
Thereís nothing to say that hasnít been said before
Watch the autumn leaves they fall in Baltimore
Canít describe how I I feel for you
Donít know how to sum up all the things you do

Chorus
Iím so glad I shared this day
Iím so glad I shared this day with you
Iím so glad I shared this day
Sit here watch the children play
Wondrin what will come our way with you ooooooooo

Verse
Donít have the words to tell you how I feel
All I know that lovin youís like purest steel
If the things we do mean more than what we say
I just know these feelings will never go away

Chorus
Iím so glad I shared this night
Tigers burning oh so bright
Iím so glad I shared this night with you oo
Iím so glad I shared this night
You were like my guiding light
Iím so glad I shared this night with you ooooooo

Instrum

Verse
Thereís nothing to say that hasnít been said before
Listenin to Lou Reed I think of Baltimore

Chorus
ím so glad I shared this life
Iím so glad I shared this life with you
Iím so glad I shared this life
You were like my guiding light
Iím so glad I shared this life with you ooooooooooooo



© 2007 Bob Hopkins and Peter Ashley

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So hurt and so alone
So sorry keeps repeating on the telephone,
Since I voted with my feet ,
When again I found love playing on both sides of the street,

Thereís nowhere left to go
We reap what we shall sow,
Love loses all the friends we used to know,
But as I head for home ,
My thoughts in monochrome,
These pictures make my legs just turn to stone,

I know there will be tears,
Then I think weíll make the greatest love of all the years,
But youíve hurt too many times,
Doesnít seem that I can focus through all your lies.

I closed my eyes before,
Battened down the door ,
You said I neednít worry anymore,
You never thought Iíd see ,
That person wasnít me,
Who you loved and who you sweated for,

So hurt and so afraid,
Sickened inside by all the games you played,
Again I voted with my feet,
When again I found you playing on both sides of the street,
on both sides of the street, on both sides of the street.



© Peter Ashley & Peter Parton2008

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Don't know where I am going to baby and,
I don't know where I've been,
Trying to find the answer baby,
But I never seem to win,
Looking for the right girl,
A girl that I can love,
Looking for the right dream,
Singing to the stars above,
I want somewhere to lay my head

Iím looking for a town somewhere,
I can get a second chance,
Perhaps I deserve something
A better circumstance,
Looking for some kinda peace
I wanna feel it on this gods earth
Tired of running and tired of hiding
Give me some place,
Where I can feel my worth,
Oh Oh Oh

Chorus
Iím looking for the Blue Horizon,
Iím looking for the boats that sail away,
I Ďm looking for the girl of all my dreams,
Iím looking for the blue horizon,
Brings me down I know,
Brings me down I know,

Donít know where I am going to baby and,
I donít know where Iíve been,
Trying to find the answer baby,
But I never seem to win,
Looking for the right girl,
A girl that I can love,
Looking for the right dream,
Singing to the stars above,
I want somewhere to lay my head
Hold me tight say my name right through the night,

Chorus
Iím looking for the Blue Horizon,
Iím looking for the boats that sail away,
I Ďm looking for the girl of all my dreams,
Iím looking for the blue horizon,
Brings me down I know,
Brings me down I know,
I wanna sail away, Sail away
I wanna sail away, Sail away



© 1996 Peter Ashley

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Laughing out loud one day,
I noticed the anxious look upon your face,
Caught by the sound of my own voice,
Just wondering what to say,
Maybe I tried to hard to please,
And drifted away without direction,
Looking beyond my foolish grin,
There were ideals captured within me

Trying to find the words,
To bring the smile back into your eyes,
The deep rooted fears you have inside you,
See straight through this thin disguise,
Oh maybe you say its time to leave,
And drift your own way, to find direction,
If you look beyond this foolish grin,
Youíll see a dark gulf deep within

Describing my dreams last night,
I felt a twinge of sadness,
Describing my dreams last night,
I felt a twinge of sadness,
Describing my dreams last night,
I felt a twinge of sadness,
Describing my dreams last night,
I felt a twinge of sadness, in my soul



© 1977 Peter Ashley & David Cale

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Only a life will save you, when youíre feeling happy,
Writing will not deceive you, only the words will tell the lies,
Time can the provide motion, only deceive the eye,
Canít you see Iím falling we drifting apart,
Only a slave will save you, from defeat,
Only a song will save those, thoughts in your mind

Age maybe hugging you but, lifeís not a race,
Canít you see Iím falling we drifting apart

Only a love will save me, when life gets me like this,
Friends can provide the answers, when the questions still unknown,
Where did the feelings get to, some how they could come back,
Canít you see Iím falling we drifting apart,
Only your words will stop crumbling down,
Only the love will save the state of my mind, mind, mind, mind

Only a life

Save me



© 1977 Peter Ashley & David Cale

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You say to me that Iím not doing what
I should,
You say to me that Iím not doing the
best I could,
But then you told me that Iíve
overstepped the mark,
Well now itís different now I coming
out of the dark,
Finding my feet, finding my feet,
But now Iím finding my feet,
But now Iím finding my feet

Glories just around the corner so take another look
Reading can only get you so far so
throw away the book,
Move in and take it its there for the
kill,
If you donít grab it now somebody
else will,
But now Iím finding my feet,
But now Iím finding my feet



© 1979 Peter Ashley & David Cale

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Slaves to the bits and pieces that we own,
Mr Grevilles talking on the phone,
Stands by his office window looking down,
Mr Grevilles never happy always wears a frown

And theyíre dead and gone, dead and gone,
But they carry on and on and on,
And theyíre dead and gone, dead and gone,
But they carry on and on and on

Mr Greville always looks quite sad,
Living a life like his makes him mad,
His collars got dirty and his office is grey,
His wife keeps nagging and thereís nothing left to say

And theyíre dead and gone, dead and gone,
But they carry on and on and on,
And theyíre dead and gone, dead and gone,
But they carry on and on and on

Success has eluded him heís on the heap,
At fifty five the hill can seem quite steep,
Heís too tired to climb and scared to fall,
He wished theyíd shoot him quickly,
When his backs against the wall,

And theyíre dead and gone, dead and gone,
But they carry on and on and on,
And theyíre dead and gone, dead and gone,
But they carry on and on and on



©1980 Peter Ashley

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Hey girl thought you might like to know,
I saw you in one of my dreams last night,
You were the queen on the celluloid screen,
You were the girl who shone out so bright,
I love you but thereís nothing I can do about it,
Love me to but thereís nothing I can do

Itís so easy to be a fool,
Thatís what I kept saying,
Itís so easy to be a fool,
Thatís the game Iím playing,
It's so easy to be a fool

Hey girl well it doesnít make sense,
I dream of you but you just donít care,
You catch my eye,
Every time you walk by,
But you look through me,
Like I wasnít there

Hey girl thought you might like to know,
That someday Iíll come up and speak to you,
As you pass me by I could easily cry,
Cos I canít find the courage and donít know why,
I love you but thereís nothing I can do about,
Love me to but thereís nothing I can do



©1980 Peter Ashley

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Move that Body when youíre doing that dance,
Move that Body when youíre doing that dance,
Move that Body when youíre doing that dance,
Move that Body when youíre doing that dance

No need to worry bout whatís goin on,
When you dancing with me honey nothing feels wrong,
My love will set you free so let it go,
Let it go and lay it on me

Move that Body when youíre doing that dance,
Move that Body when youíre doing that dance,
Move that Body when youíre doing that dance,
Move that Body when youíre doing that dance

If I feel the rhythm running down my spine,
I stretch out my arms and the felling just fine,
I get the feeling baby that we got it made,
Just dancing to the music while the records being played

Move that Body when youíre doing that dance,
Move that Body when youíre doing that dance,
Move that Body when youíre doing that dance,
Move that Body when youíre doing that dance

Move that Body, Move that Body, Move that Body
Move that Body, Move that Body, Move that Body

Move that Body when youíre doing that dance,
Move that Body when youíre doing that dance,
Move that Body when youíre doing that dance,
Move that Body when youíre doing that dance

You got your new dress and youíre looking great,
Swaying to the music wonít put the record straight,
You gotta let it loose and spread it all around,
Get into the music and dig that sound



© 1981 Peter Ashley & David Cale

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Lady with dark eyes are you looking at me,
Your kinda loviní I know donít come for free,
But should I let myself blow loose on the wind,
But I have drunk too much of that tonic mixed with Gin

Lady with dark eyes are smiling at me,
Through all the smoky haze itís getting hard to see,
Iím not so sure if I should smile back or hide,
With you I could be in for a bumpy ride

And baby
My luckiest day was when I met up with you,
Lady with dark eyes, I will never be blue,
When Iím in your arms I feel your sweet caress,
I feel so glad, I found you sweet tenderness



©1981 Peter Ashley

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When you called me on the telephone,
In the middle of the night,
I got the feeling thatís something wrong,
But you said everythingís alright,
I heard your favourite record playing,
But I just couldnít understand a word that you were saying,
Those blue secrets kept us so far apart

We bust up and went our separate ways,
About a year ago,
Couldnít keep our love from drowning,
Where the stormy waters flow,
You had one drink a drink too many,
Too many times to care about the sad and lonely,
Blue secrets that kept us so far apart

Blue secrets took you away from me those,
Blue secrets never let my heart be free,
Couldíve spent a life time trying to analyse,
Those blue secrets you were hiding,
Behind those smiling eyes,
Behind those smiling eyes,
Behind those smiling eyes,
Behind those smiling eyes



© Peter Ashley & Paula Rickwood

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Breathing space, breathing space,
Everybodyís trying to tell me what to do,
Get outta bed and put on your shoes,
Get to work and donít be late and donít get fired,
Run around baby and but donít get tired,
Bow and scrape keep in line and get promotion,
Donít worry bout your head get yourself together,
You can throw away your stopwatch ainít keeping up the space,
You gotta move out my way and give me some gimme some,
Gimme some, gimme some

Breathing space and breathing space I want some,
Breathing space and breathing space I want some,
Breathing space and breathing space I want some, baby,
Breathing space and breathing space I want some

Donít give me your rules, to follow to gain prosperity,
Cos some people wanna stay in a cage but I just wanna be free,
You put me in the running, you took me energy,
You tried to clip my wings and put your little tags on me,
But if you want to me falling flat upon my face,
You gotta move out my way and gimme some,
Gimme some, gimme some

Breathing space and breathing space I want some,
Breathing space and breathing space I want some,
Breathing space and breathing space I want some,
Breathing space and breathing space I want some

Some people all busy trying to find their shangrilas,
Some get it in the board room, some get it in the bar,
Someday maybe I get some of that fortune and that fame,
But it wonít be as the president of no supermarket chain,
Gimme some gimme some,

Breathing space, breathing space I want some,
Breathing space, breathing space I want some,
Breathing space, breathing space I want some,
Breathing space, breathing space I want some,
Gimme some breathing space I want some breathing space



© 1982 Peter Ashley & Paula Rickwood

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Can't you hear me knocking

Babe Iím on my own again,
Feeling kinda lonely but you're so good,
Loves my kinda passion baby,
It gives a chain reaction but its so oh good,
Iím serious Iím serious and I want the world to know,
Youíre the person that I love and our love should grow

Babe Iím on my own again,
Feeling kinda lonely but you're so good,
WeĎre ordinary people,
But ordinary love should never die so easily,
Iím serious Iím serious and I want the world to know,
Youíre the person that I love and our love should grow

I love you so much I canít explain it,
I love you so much I canít refrain,
Iím serious Iím serious and I want the world to know,
Youíre the person that I love and our love should grow

Babe Iím on my own again,
Feeling kinda lonely but you're so good,
Youíre so good

Canít you hear me knocking



© 1983 Peter Ashley

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Look out the window and what do you see,
Two lonely people just trying to be,
Something or someone theyíre not sure quite what,
But thereíll keep trying as likely as not,

Look out your window your future lies there,
You are a person who tries not to care,
Will you succeed you keep asking yourself,
Is all this struggle just purely for wealth Ė for wealth,

Look out your window your lover has gone,
She was your bright hope perhaps you were wrong,
In placing your trust in emotional games,
Your logic has told you thereís no-one to blame,

Look out your window your future lies there,
You are a person who tries not to care,
Will you succeed you keep asking yourself,
Is all this struggle just purely for wealth,

Look out your window the sky is still blue,
The summer is over accept what is true,
The houses are quiet the windows donít see,
The church in the distance the brown autumn leaves,

Look out your window your future lies there,
You are a person who tries not to care,
Will you succeed you keep asking yourself,
Is all this struggle just purely for wealth Ė for wealth,

Oh oh



© 1984 Peter Ashley

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Love you tomorrow
But live for today
Watching our dreams drift away
Will you still need me
Will you still care
When all our dreams are no longer there

Sitting up here in my high rise sky
Watching the birds passing me by

Feeling so lonely
Feeling so sad
Tears flowing softly on the dreams that we had
Crying donít help much
Salt washes away
Last grain of hope canít stand in our way

Sitting up here in my high rise dream
Why is no-one hearing me scream

From up here the world seems
So pale and so flat
Feeling so lonely like some strangled cat
Keep me from dying
Stand on the ledge
One more bad moment and Iím over the edge

Sitting up here in my high rise sky
Watching the birds passing me by
Falling down from my concrete dream
Why is no-one hearing me scream

Drifting so gently
Now clothed in red
Canít take back the words I regret that I said
Canít love you tomorrow
Canít live for today
Now all our dreams drift away

Sitting up here in a high rise dream
Why is no-one hearing me scream
Sitting in a high rise dream
Why is no-one hearing me scream



© 2005 Peter Ashley

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Iím gonna live for tomorrow gonna live for today,
Sit beneath the cherry tree watch the world drift away,
Iím gonna live for tomorrow gonna live for today,
Sit beneath the cherry tree watch the blossoms float away

Canít design love by committee youíve got to let the pieces,
You canít always choose your partner,
Youíve got to let love call let love call,
Let love call you sometime,

Iím gonna live for tomorrow gonna live for today,
Sit beneath the cherry tree watch the world drift away,
Iím gonna live for tomorrow gonna live for today,
Sit beneath the cherry tree watch the blossoms float away

I can feel with wind chill coming
My love was not enough
Feel the times we were dreaming
Times became so tough
I feel that somethings happening
But I gotta let you go
I feel thatís somethings happening
But I gotta let you know ,I still love you, I still love you

Iím gonna live for tomorrow gonna live for today,
Sit beneath the cherry tree watch those blossoms float away,
Iím gonna live for tomorrow gonna live for today,
Sit beneath the cherry tree watch the world drift away



© 2007 Peter Ashley

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Canít you see that all our dreams are gone,
Canít you see that my love was strong for you and yet,
You told me lies and in the end you paid the price,
All the dreams we had lay shattered,
We lived together as if nothing else mattered, thatís the past,
Canít you see that my love cries for memories of those times

I can feel your heartbeat thereís no retreat I still love you babe,
I can feel the wind blow and still it shows that I love you babe

I thought the love we had was perfect,
A perfect fit and so no-one could prise us apart,
But tiny cracks can grow and then hate will fill them up,
Canít you see now thatís its time to cry,
Canít live a life thatís built on a lie I have to say,
Time will never heal the pain that I am feeling, right now

I can feel your heartbeat thereís no retreat I still love you babe,
I can feel the wind blow and still it shows that I love you babe

Canít you see my heart is breaking,
Canít believe the road that weíre taking so rough,
A hard choice but I know that we can no longer stay together

I can feel your heartbeat thereís no retreat I still love you babe,
I can feel the wind blow and still it shows that I love you babe,
I can feel your heartbeat thereís no retreat I still love you babe,
I can feel the wind blow and still it shows that I love you babe,
I can feel your heartbeat



© 2007 Peter Ashley

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Feeling quite happy, and then feeling sad,
Reflect on the things that I never had,
Stretch out your arms - and let loose your smile,
Store all your dreams up in one happy pile

Then Iím walking out in the sunshine and I was standing out in the rain,
IĎll climb to the top of a mountain never thought Iíd see you again

Then you sold me down the river
Then you sold me down the river
Then you sold me down the river

Tripping in daylight, the shimmering haze,
Think I'm confused, all in a daze,
Thereís no paranoia, here in my brain,
Just my superstitions in a repeating refrain

Then Iím walking out in the sunshine and I was standing out in the rain,
I'll climb to the top of a mountain gonna scream it out with the pain

Pain keeps on throbbing reminds me of you,
Pain keeps on chanting and I slowly stew,
Sold down the river in a sinking canoe,
Slowly Iím drowning not much I can do

Then Iím walking out in the sunshine and Iíwas standing out in the rain,
I'll climb to the top of a mountain never thought Iíd see you again

Then you sold me down the river
Then you sold me down the river
Then you sold me down the river

Belt keeps on tightening around my head,
I need a dark room to lie on the bed,
Fearing the worst and there's nothing at stake,
All I keep feeling is this greying ache

Sold down the river in a sinking canoe,
Sold down the river not much I can do



© 2008 Peter Ashley

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