Alison Moyet Ode To Boy

When he moves I watch him from behind

He turns and laughter flickers in his eyes

Intent and direct when he speaks

I watch his lips

When he drives I love to watch his hands

White and smooth almost feminine

Almost American

I have to watch him

In his face age descends on youth

Exaggeration on the truth

He caught me looking then but soon his eyes forgot

And everything he seems to do

Reflects just another shade of blue

I saw her searching into you and ached a while

I watch his lips caress the glass

His fingers stroke its stem and pass

To lift a cigarette at last

He dries his eyes

From the shadows by the stair

I watch as he weeps unaware

That I’m in awe of his despair

Alison Moyet Je Crois Entendre Encore

Je crois entendre encore

Caché sous les palmiers

Sa voix tendre et sonore

Comme un chant de ramiers.

Oh nuit enchanteresse

Divin ravissement

Oh souvenir charmant,

Folle ivresse, doux rêve!

Aux clartés des étoiles

Je crois encor la voir

Entr’ouvrir ses longs voiles

Aux vents tièdes du soir.

Oh nuit enchanteresse

Divin ravissement

Oh souvenir charmant

Folle ivresse, doux rêve!

Charmant Souvenir!

Charmant Souvenir!

Alison Moyet All Signs Of Life

The skyline is fading

Planets rearranging

For one man collecting his distance

His lungs are a bellow

Such a mechanical fellow

He’s breathing in circles

(All signs of life)

On the rolling hills

Like the curve of a hip dipping

Oh, he can see her face

So he picks up his pace

Don’t hurry here

All signs of life

All signs of life, here

His bodys a blister

Scowling, solitary mister

No tail wind to borrow

No rest tomorrow

His lungs are a bellow

Dress him in sunflower yellow

He’s breathing in circles

And he spits his pain

And he sucks in the air like ether

And he breathes it again

Now his chest is a mine exploding

And the bitumen sticks

Like the catch in his throat

He’s going down

And he sleeps in the dust

On a blanket she laid out for him, here

Alison Moyet God Give Me Strength

Now I have nothing, so God give me strength

‘Cause I’m weak in his way

And if I’m strong, I might still break

And I don’t have anything to share

That I won’t throw away into the air

That song is sung out

This bell is rung out

He was the light that I’d bless

He took my last chance at happiness

So God give me strength

God give me strength

I can’t hold on to him

God give me strength

When the phone doesn’t ring

And I’m lost in imagining

Everything that kind of love is worth

As I tumble back down to the earth

That song is sung out

This bell is rung out

He was the light that I’d bless

He took my last chance at happiness

So God give me strength

God, if he’d grant me his indulgence and decline

I might as well wipe him from my memory

Fracture the spell as he becomes my enemy

Maybe I was washed out

Like a lip print on a shirt

See, I’m only human, I want him to hurt

I want him to hurt

Since I lost the power to pretend

That there could ever be a happy ending

That song is sung out

This bell is rung out

He was the light that I’d bless

He took my last chance at happiness

So God give me strength

God give me strength

Alison Moyet Boys Own

How are you, can I look a little closer

Well let me introduce you to

Say how d’you do believer

So tell me is he young enough

Or could it be hung up enough

And does he help to keep it up when he’s handing

It out to please you

Do you ever think the night away

How about the day ain’t it getting long

These eggshell hearts you’re tripping on

Oh when you’ve got money you can build a bomb

Oh it’s beautiful, touching up your lonely nights

Oh how you shine when you throw all the suckers on

Tired of every single one

Oh you’re filth, you’re filth, you’re filthy

And someone’ gonna hose you down

You’re gonna be sorry for the way you whore a life around

Now tell me he is young enough

Or could it be hung up enough

Or maybe just hung up enough to keep it up when you’re flagging

Do you ever soak the night away

How about the day ain’t it getting long

These eggshell hearts you’re tripping on

Alison Moyet Money Mile

Into your car park drive obsolete motors

With petrol consumption at too higher price

Sell us through windows at backroom board meetings

Blindfolded and handcuffed and in single file

On your money mile

We are the faceless, the nameless, the homeless

On your money mile

There in your fortress where you couldn’t care less

On your money mile

We are the caseless, the raceless, the hopeless

On your money mile

You were caught in the crossfire hauling the flag right down

Send us to battle send us to the frontline

Point us at the enemy

Lest we forget

It’s for our protection that we lay here slaughtered

It’s for our survival we bury our dead

On your money mile

We are the faceless, the nameless, the homeless

On your money mile

There in your fortress where you couldn’t care less

On your money mile

We are the caseless, the raceless, the hopeless

On your money mile

You were caught in the crossfire hauling the flag right down

On your money mile…

Alison Moyet Blow Wind Blow

Don’t cry

Please don’t cry

I will take you somewhere

Where they cant hurt you

I wont let them hurt you now

Let them know that our love knows no shame

And we’ll do it time and time and time again

‘Till everything comes down

I’m not afraid

I’m not afraid

Blow wind blow

Blow dust into their eyes and

Make them see that they have always been blind

Touch me

I want to wrap you in my arms and

you’ll have no reason for crying

Blow wind blow

Blow wind blow

Blow dust into their eyes and help them

realise that they have always been blind

And I could show you something that you would never believe

You could never conceive the joy that I could give you

Take me

Take me

Blow wind blow

Blow wind blow

Blow wind blow dust into their eyes and

let them know that nothing that we do will ever

Never be forgotten

Blow wind blow

Blow

Blow

Blow wind blow

Alison Moyet Alfie

What’s it all about, Alfie?

Is it just for the moment we live?

What’s it all about when you sort it out, Alfie?

Are we meant to take more than we give

Or are we meant to be kind?

And if only fools are kind, Alfie,

Then I guess it’s wise to be cruel.

And if life belongs only to the strong, Alfie,

What will you lend on an old golden rule?

As sure as I believe there’s a heaven above, Alfie,

I know there’s something much more,

Something even non-believers can believe in.

I believe in love, Alfie.

Without true love we just exist, Alfie.

Until you find the love you’ve missed you’re nothing, Alfie.

When you walk let your heart lead the way

And you’ll find love any day, Alfie, Alfie.

Alison Moyet Hoodoo

Well now everyone says you’ve got a heart of gold

Huh! Yeah it’s one of those things being brought and sold

Now it’s back on the market I’ve been told

Hoodoo, you

Well I rue the day I ever saw your face

(Thank you God for the day I saw his face)

Even more the day I opened up my place

You can go and park your car in space

Hoodoo you. Hoodoo

Who do? Who do you Hoodoo too?

Save it for your mother

Save it for the judge

Save it for your brother who can never ever get enough

Share it with your neighbours

Share it with your friends

Hand it out if you’re ever in doubt

But here is where your credit ends

Who do? Who do you Hoodoo too?

Well now look at all the candles on your wall

Set a little flame to one and all

Burn them out it’s fine to fall

Hoodoo, you

And now don’t I just know what you’re coming for

(The sweetest thing without a d-dou-doubt)

Ain’t just for banging on my door

(She don’t know what its all a-b-bou-bout)

Well I ain’t hungry anymore

Hoodoo you. Hoodoo. Who do? Who do you Hoodoo too?

Save it for your mother

Save it for the judge

Save it for your brother who can never ever get enough

Share it with your neighbours

Share it with your friends

Hand it out if you’re ever in doubt

But here is where your credit ends

Who do? Who do you Hoodoo too?

Alison Moyet Honey For The Bees

Hey!

Here I am

And I want you to see baby

I wanna watch you watchin me in motion

To taste the secret side of me

Every time I look at you, I know

You’re fighting your emotions

Now you have no choice but to let go

And dive into my ocean

Honey for the bees

Sugar never was so sweeeeet

Honey for the bees

Sugar never was so sweet

Yeah

Hold my hand

I’m going to set you free baby

I’m gonna let fly all over me

Show me a lock, I’ll show you the key

Every time you feel like holding back

I’m gonna pull you deeper

Always straying from the beaten track

And I will be the reaper

Honey for the bees

Sugar never was so sweeeeet

Honey for the bees

Sugar never was so sweet

Yeah

Honey for the bees

Sugar never was so sweeeeet

Honey for the bees

Sugar never was so sweet

Yeah

Sugar…………, Sugar…………, Sugar…………, Sugar…………

Every time I look at you

I know you’re fighting your emotions

Now you have no choice but to let go

And dive into my ocean

Honey for the bees

Sugar never was so sweeeeet

Honey for the bees

Sugar never was so sweet

Yeah

Honey for the bees

Sugar never was so sweeeeet

Honey for the bees

Sugar never was so sweet

Yeah