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Showing posts with label Dan Hill. Show all posts

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Canada-Dan Hill

Fancy hotel rooms
Windows with a view
Staring into nothing
I thought I saw you
Your colours dancing in my mind
But they were only neon signs
Oh canada
I'm trying to find you
Will you wait for me.

There's people on the street
I know I'll never meet
I wonder what they're thinking
What their dreams are
But they just keep on walking by
I can see the questions in their eyes
Oh canada
You're a tree among towers
Just starting to climb
Please don't grow too quickly now
Don't leave us all behind

Pages of progress start to turn
Too quickly and the pages burn
Let's hope that we don't learn - too late
Let's hope it's never too late to learn
No don't let the madness wash you way.

Life keeps rolling by
Before it goes I'll try
To be stronger - to be wiser
Maybe just understand
What makes people fight to survive
While by themselves they slowly sigh

Oh canada -
Where are you going
Will you wait for me
Oh canada
I'm trying to find you
Will you wait for me

Caroline--Dan hill

Well I've been way so long
I'm too numb to dislike it
And la's one big hit song
I never learned to fight it
Dear caroline
It never meant to go this far
It started out to be a game
I never meant to be a star.

And everybody smiles
But their eyes stare out so empty
From a face they scrub with dial
And the words that spill so fancy
Dear caroline
I thought my songs would change the world
Instead of slowly getting rich
Off the emotions of young girls.

[Chorus:]
And what really makes me laugh
Is that nothing's really changed
Since that day I left you years ago
To find myself a name
And what really makes me cry
Is that it's only an illusion
And all that success means
Is just money and confusion.

I've been told you settled down
Found yourself a family
I'll send my latest record down
The critics tell me that it's happening
Dear caroline
There's nothing really left to say
I hope you still remember me
After the songs all fade away.

[Repeat chorus]

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Question Marks In Time-Dan Hill

Washed out in the stillness of the night
She's left searching
Once again love's promise has been broken
And he snores indifferently to the rhythm of her breathing
As she lights a cigarette and waits for morning
Light years apart - they lie both together
Like a child caught playing with matches
She's been burned again by fire
And she knows she's been betrayed by her own imagination
The cigarette keeps burning as she curses her desire.

[Chorus:]
And she thinks
She's the only one who's lonely
And she wants the world to feel sorry
And she's trapped
Within her own self pity
And she asks: will anybody love me.

And on the radio an old song sings
Suggesting that love is why we're living
As she turns the station fast.

She looks down at her lover
A friend of a friend of a stranger
As if his mouth might breathe an answer
And she knows she's getting older
The emptiness controls her
And the smoke curls round her fingertips
Like question marks in time
The sun plays with the windows
As the man wakes up beside her
Silences are awkward as he reaches for his clothes
And as he leaves
She feels suspended, invaded and rejected
The cigarette is ended
That's how her story goes

[Repeat Chorus]

And on the radio a new song sings
Suggesting that love is why we're living
Ironically she laughs
As she turns the station fast
She's given up on giving
Washed out in the stillness of the night
She's left searching

All Alone In California-Dan Hill

He caught her signal
As she strolled in the bar
Amidst all the lonely people
Out to prove they're popular
And he came upon her slowly
Not sure of what to say
Trying to sound clever - but words got in the way

Conversation wandered -
Though their eyes seldom met
They both knew what they were after
And they played it step by step
And his mind was getting foggy
The drinks were coming fast
Momentary friendship - with no future and no past

[Chorus:]
All alone in California

Looking for some fun
His eyes were feeling heaving
He kind of wished that he could run
The colours started spinning
As she kissed away his doubts
The night was just beginning
As his body began to melt¡­

She watched the sunrise
While he slept in dreams unknown
And she wondered what his name was
Though she barely knew her own
And she slowly started crying
Though she wasn't white sure why
Trying to fight an emptiness
That haunted her insides.

[Repeat chorus]

Phonecall-Dan Hill

Phone broke the silence of the night
I'd been sleeping
And a voice said, "how you doing dan
Thought I'd call you for no reason."
And my mind flashed back two years
Since the last time I'd see her
When the love we'd shared had died

And she said, "things are going well for you
I'm glad you still have music
I remember times you felt so damned confused
I thought you'd lose it
Do you still make crazy faces
At the mirror in the morning
How come you never said goodbye."

[Chorus:]
I chose my words so carefully
But I felt my past seducing me
"slow down", she said
"I just want to be your friend"
I said, "that's the way the whole thing started
And I just can't fall in love with you again
Knowing it'll end."

And all I heard was silence
And I wished she was beside me
Like the first time we made love
And I felt waterfalls inside me
So I tried to dial her number
But my fingers froze
And slowly - I closed my eyes

[Repeat chorus]

Rain-Dan Hill

And the rain keeps falling
From the clouds in your eyes
As we try to hang on
To the time that's passed us by
And the deeper our love
The harder we cry.

You and I both slaves
To some far away dreams
That binds us as one
Then divide us it seems
That the deeper our drifting
The harder we try

[Chorus:]
And life goes on I suppose
And love can fade
As fast as it grows

Times they may shake us
But nothing can break us
You now.
The trees are still standing
The water stays still
The air tastes so lonely
I fight off a chill
Let this song bid goodbye
Until we return

[Repeat chorus]

And the rain keeps falling
From the clouds in your eyes
As we try to hang on
To the time that's passed us by
And the deeper our love
The harder we cry.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

City Madness-Dan Hill

Wake up to the madness of the city
Say hello it's a brand new day
Brush my teeth read the paper
Everything is changing so fast it stays the same
Cars attack the city street
City sidewalk - city heat
People push and people fly
No one laughs and no one cries
Someone save me.

Look up - an office building
Stares right back indignantly
Look down - my feet keep moving
Shuffling to the city's endless beat
Billboards tell me what to buy
How to dress and how to die
Traffic signals starts to change
Madness starts all over again
Someone save me.

[Chorus:]
My doctor says I need a brief vacation
Wife says it's just a stage, I'll be alright
Boss says I've got too much imagination
Papers tell me rain again tonight.

Wake up to the madness of the city
Close my eyes and fly to mars
A man jolts my arm I swing out madly
He swings back and I see stars
I curse my world beneath my breath
I curse myself I curse what's left
People push - people fly
No one laughs - no one cries
Someone save me

[Repeat chorus]

I've Been Alone-Dan Hill

And I've been along - most of my life
I guess it hurt me

But never have I felt so less alone
I beg you darling
Don't desert me

And some believe in love
And some believe it's misplaced feelings
And me - I always change my mind
So many words have lost all meaning

[Chorus:]
And still you come for me
Your eyes too blurred by love
To know just what you see

You make me weak
You make me strong
It's all the same
We share a breath of happiness
We share the pain
Always changing

And I give to you
All I am - all I will be
Life goes by so fast
Together let's grown slowly

[Repeat chorus]

And I've been alone - most of my life

Proposal-Dan hill


Take it if you will
Take it if you can -
Or refuse it - I will understand
It's just some flowers
My family just moved in around the corner
Will you be my friend
I touched her on the shoulder
She was fourteen I was barely older

Take it if you will
Take it if you can -
Or refuse it - I will understand
It's just a key
My parents are going away for the weekend
Will you stay with me
It felt my body trembling
High school days were nearly at an end then

[Chorus:]
Time was a blur of emotions
Spinning so fast

And time was a rocket engine
With no end and no beginning
But all time stopped when she said "yes"

Take it if you will
Take it if you can
Or refuse it - you know I'll never ask again
It's just a ring
At best it's just a symbol of everything
If I can share my life with you
Standing naked in my fear
I could not face her
Then I broke down - my arms embraced her

[Repeat chorus]

Take it if you will
Take it if you can
Or refuse it
That's how our lives began

Hold On-dan hill



So you flung your fist high in the air
But the world remained the same
And all the demonstrations
Filtered out through graduation
And the times that were a changing
Never changed
Freedom takes on new meaning
When you have a family of five
And peace and revolution dissolved in its own solution
When you're fighting for your life
Just to survive

It's then you've gotta

Hold on - for what you believe in
Hold on - don't let it fade
Still you've gotta
Be strong - find yourself a reason
You never change the world
But just the same
You've gotta hold on stronger
Each and every day
When the night creeps in so hollow
When the silence makes you scream
When you're so damned scared of failure
When the world's burned out it's saviors
When you're feeling too vulnerable to dream

It's then you've gotta
Hold on - for what you believe in
Hold on - don't let it fade
Still you've gotta
Be strong - find yourself a reason
You never change the world
But just the same
You've gotta hold on stronger
Or else you'll fade

Friday, 13 November 2015

People-Dan Hill

Now there are people
That fall - into my life
Each one can change my world
So slightly
And everyone so different
Yet so much the same
Each and everyone so deep
Inside me

[Chorus:]
I love I hate
I live I die
For every single day
That passes me by
But for all the pain
That meets my eyes
I still believe in people

Now I've been called naive
Just a reckless dreamer

Destined to drown
In all my feelings
Yet I keep on smiling through my tears
Juggling wonderment with tear
Just trying to find some meaning

[Repeat chorus]

There are times when I feel
Like giving it all up
I'll look into myself and see a stranger
Oh and nothing can seem stranger
But I know
I'll come around
And like the fool I am
I'll see this world so much stronger cause that's the way my life lights spins
Until the day it dims
Until my life will be no longer

[Repeat chorus]

I Dreamt I Saw Your Face Last Night-Dan Hill

As I gaze into the sky
There's a shooting star that's falling
As it dwindles into floating dust
My name I hear it calling
Oh god I'd love to be free
But there's something wrong, you see
I can't make it
Just with me
I'm lonely...

Well I dreamt I saw your face last night
Just an image in the long
While falling through space I felt
Just you and me
And God
I just don't know if I can believe in you
The dreamer deep inside me
Surely wants me to
If only dreams come true

At times I get this feeling
That there's more to my life then greets my eyes
Just a crazy kind of feeling
Then I take a look around
This world's falling down
Only a clown could believe ...believe

Well everyone's had hopes I guess
On how the world should be
Everyone's had dreams that just elude reality

Oh and god Your name's been used
For politics for power
God your name's been used
For all the love that towers
But has yet to fall - upon us all
Well I dreamt I saw your face last night...


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You Say You're Free-Dan Hill

You say you're free
Well your freedom's killing me
And I feel just like a statue
To be admired from a distance
My love collides with your resistance
Then bounces back inside of me
You say you're strong
Well your strength just shatters me
As I scramble for my pieces
But the puzzle keeps repeating
It seems so self-defeating
How we plan each move so carefully
[Chorus:]
And still we both hang on
We risk a night and greet the down
AN affair for you - for me a song
Then suddenly it's over
Two cynics passing through
I blew it - I fell in love with you
The thing I swore I'd never do
And now m love just turns you colder
you say you're trying to find yourself
Well I know how hard that is
And I wish that I could help you
To share while like keeps teaching
To share while you keep reaching
But you prefer to reach out privately
[Repeat Chorus]
you say you're free
Well you freedom's killing me
And I feel just like a statue
to be admired from a distance
My love collides with your resistance
Then bounces back inside of me
The pattern goes on endlessly

Sour Whiskey-dan hill


Hand me down another whiskey sour
I'm a willing victim to it's spell
And I just can't rebel
I'm far too thirsty and too tired
Hold me like you'd hold a broken soldier
Who's forgotten the meaning of war
Please don't' close that door
I'm about as pure as a children's choir

Sunshine
Can you spread your warmth over me
Chase the clouds from the sky casually
Make me feel like a child
Once again

Sunshine
How does it feel lost in the sky
Is it dizzy looking down from that high
Well you know
You've always got a friend

One more drink and this day'll be over
I can already feel the cold
My jacket I sold
For fifteen dollars worth of booze
One more drink and I'll be off on some
Rainbow
Looking down at this world below
I'm so high that I'm low
But this is the only life I'd choose

Nobody's Right-Dan Hill


The boy left for new york
He left the woods and trees behind
And no one knows just what's on his mind
He says he's lost - he'll pay any cost
Just to find out where he belongs

But the girl left for the country
She left those blaring lights behind
And no one knows just what's on here mind
She says she's lost - she'll pay any cost
Just to find out where she belongs

[Chorus:]
Nobody's right - nobody's wrong
Everybody's searching
We're all searching for where we belong

The boy lives in a high rise now
He's neighbours with the sky
The mirror in the hallway keeps asking
Why
The silence knows
- that the change will help him grow
Help him to find where he belongs

The girls lives in a cabin now
She gazes at the sky
The shooting stars keep falling
They keep on asking why
The silence knows
The change will help her grow
Help here to find where she belongs

[Repeat chorus]

Growing Up-Dan Hill

Ma cried like a lady
Pa cried like a man
1963 - one less kennedy
And I was too young to understand
And the years flew by in colours
Each one a little faster than before
And as the war caused some to cry
I'd identify
My tv keeping score
Growing up - in the shadow of the u.s.a.
Trying to find - the meaning of life today

America - it's a heavy kind of role you
Play
You're the hero - you're the villain
Your every move is on display

Ma cried like a lady
Pa cried like a man
1963 - one less kennedy
And I was too young to understand
We were all too young to understand

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Seed Of Music-Dan Hill

The seed of music within me
Has bloomed into a flower
And though it claims to set me free
I'm lost within it's power
Lord don't let this crazy world
Make a jukebox out of me
Let the songs keep flowing
Strong and naturally

The gift of music is the key
To all my tears my laughter
And though it claims to set me free
It reigns my life as master
Lord don't let this crazy world
Make a jukebox out of me
Let the songs keep flowing

Strong and naturally

And oh let me say this peacefully
Forget the dreams forget the fantasies
Let me make it honestly
Or not at all

And oh let me say this peacefully
Forget the dreams forget the fantasies
Let me make it honestly
Or not at all
And ho let me say this forcefully
Forget the dreams erase the fantasies
Let me make it honestly
Or not at all

[Repeat chorus]

Fountain-Dan Hill

Woman please don't try
Explaining how or why - I understand
Love's too beautiful to explain
And nothing can be wrong
With loving him again
He really loves you
I can see him in your eyes
And like a fountain
You offer no disguise
And babe, I'm glad you've never tried

And the night times that we shared
Made me gratefully aware
That I was happy
So real so undefined
And I just want you to be you
In a lifestyle undefined
You really love him
I can see you in his eyes
And like a fountain
He offers no disguise
And babe, I'm glad he's never tried

I read somewhere
That grown men never cry
Their heart just freezes over
For a day
So instead - here's my masculine
Goodbye
May love be with you all the way
My guitar does all my crying
Anyway
There's happiness combined
With the pain within my mind
You gave me feelings
That I never knew existed
And all you'd do is laugh
And my defenses would be lifted
And I love you
You're sketched so softly in my eyes
And like a fountain
I offer no disguise
And babe, I'm glad I've never tried


Looking Back-Dan Hill

Looking back at public school
Reading playboy magazine
Insisting that the articles
Were the only things we'd read
Thinking then that love was meant to
Conquer
And if a girl said she liked you
Then you'd bonk her
Don't try to lay that mush on me

Looking back a high school
Getting drunk for the local dance
Lonely boys - nervous girls
Grappling with romance
Thinking then that love
Meant something frightening
A sudden end as brutal
As bolts of lightening
Don't know what it was, but it scared me

[Chorus:]
From one night stands to wedding bands
To struggling to stay free
Watching time move faster
As hold on helplessly
As love smoulders waiting to be tamed
We grow older staying much the same

Looking back a college life
Seemed like such a compromise
Unsure of my direction
Using brains as my disguise
Thinking then that love meant to
Remember
You only felt it's warmth
When you surrendered
Don't know what it was, but it scared me

[Repeat chorus]

Welcome-Dan Hill

Welcome baby boy
To a brand new world
May the tears fall like a rainstorm
From your eyes
Looks like life kinda took you
By surprise
You're so tiny that it scares me
Your nakedness just stares at me
And I never thought my head
Could spin so high

Welcome baby boy
Don't look so confused
One day I'll try to sit down and explain
That the love that brought you here
Will never change
You're so helpless that it shakes me
Yet so charged with life you make me

So happy that I think I'm gonna cry

Life has come to greet your child
Play it safe- play it wild
Reach for the truth beyond
The rules beyond the games
Life is yours and yours along
Free to settle - free to roam
Free to grow - free to change
Free to fight to stay the same

Welcome baby boy
To a brand new world
May the tears fall like a rainstorm
From your eyes
Looks like life kinda took you
By surprise
Oh surprise