Black Everything’s Coming Up Roses

You don’t believe me

I can tell it by your eyes

There’s a kind of magic to be had from your lies.

I used to say that today is like tomorrow

Don’t sell it short for truth.

I should have known

I should have known

Should have known how

I should have known

I should have known by now

But now

Everything is coming up roses

Everything is coming up roses.

You don’t understand it

I can tell it by your smile

There’s a kind of freedom to be had from your lies.

I always said that today is like tomorrow

Don’t sell it short for truth.

I should have known

I should have known

Should have known how

Everything is coming up roses

Everything is coming up

Coming up

Everything is coming up roses.

Everything is coming up roses

Everything is coming up roses

Everything is coming up roses

Everything is coming up

Coming up

Everything is coming up roses.

Black No-One, None, Nothing

The walls are closing in

And who will drive you out?

Who will clear your dreams

of your heart’s debris?

There’s no-one, none, nothing

In the fullness of time

But oh such a stupid boy

To wear his pain like a badge

I though I mattered

My mistake

There’s no-one, none, nothing

In the fullness of time

So many

Black Hardly Star – Crossed Lovers

I used to hide,

I used to cry a lot,

But now I don’t

It’s you, you.

When you smile

The whole world’s sky,

When you smile

I’m a star in that sky

It’s you, it’s you.

And we’re barely friends,

We’re hardly star-crossed lovers,

But who cares?

It’s you, it’s you.

When you smile

The whole world’s sky,

When you smile

I’m a star in that sky.

It’s you, it’s you.

It’s you.

Black Swingtime

Too many souls are lost,

So many dreams lie broken.

Will you try to help them

Chase the night away,

Turn on the booming silver day.

We do it in swingtime,

We don’t count the skinny seconds

Passing by or wonder why.

We do it in swingtime,

Make the moment suit the time,

We make the rescue fit the crime.

And feel each passing year

Absorb the well of tears.

They shoot horses, don’t they?

So we dance and sway

Into the pulsing, silver grey.

We do it in swingtime,

We don’t count the skinny seconds

Passing by or wonder why.

We do it in swingtime,

Make the moment suit the time,

We make the rescue fit the crime.

So many people fail,

So many hearts are broken.

We come to live with pain,

We leave our arms wide open.

We do it in swing time.

Too many fights are thrown,

We count the cost of it growing.

Will you try to stop them,

Roll away the night,

Break out the champagne, hit the lights.

We do it in swingtime,

We don’t count the skinny seconds

Passing by or wonder why.

We do it in swingtime,

Make the moment suit the time,

We make the rescue fit the crime.

We do it in swingtime,

We don’t count the skinny seconds

Passing by or wonder why.

We do it in swingtime,

Make the moment suit the time,

We make the rescue fit the crime.

We do it in swingtime,

We don’t count the skinny seconds

Passing by or wonder why.

We do it in swingtime,

Make the moment suit the time,

We make the rescue fit the crime.

We do it in swingtime,

We do it in swingtime,

We don’t count the skinny seconds

Passing by or wonder why.

We do it in swingtime.

Black Ave Lolita

Gone and gone for good,

Grown up and slipped away.

Passed from now to then

Like a river going by

To rush headlong into the sea.

She hears the band and play “Ave Lolita”.

She sees her future coming to her in a flash-

Starts counting hours, starts counting minutes,

And walks the line she still can’t define-

Ave Lolita.

If you sleep at all, sleep well

For the coming day won’t spare you.

If fear is the key,

You are lost outside the door

And you’ve been there before.

When you heard the band play “Ave Lolita”

She caught her future rushing by her in a flash.

Start counting hours, start counting minutes

And walk the line while there’s still time-

Ave Lolita.

Watch the sky for details,

Watch the distance for fire,

Fiery pinpricks our of reach,

I can’t hold the lines of words to tick them off,

But it won’t be long now…

She hears the band play “Ave Lolita”,

She sees her future coming to her in a flash-

Starts counting hours, starts counting minutes,

And walk the line she still can’t define-

Ave Lolita.