Ella Henderson 1996

At ten past three in the afternoon

In 1996 an eight pound baby arrived

That was me

I don’t know why I was brought to life

But I swear that I’m the luckiest girl alive

To be part of this family

And now I miss the times

When you’d hold my hand

When I’m crossing the road

You’d never let me fall

Until it was time for you to let me go

And who knows when you’re old and grey

Who you’re gonna grow up to be

But every day I love you more

You did it all for me

I met my best friend by the age of three

And she grew up watching episodes of Lizzie Maguire

With me, on TV

Oh we used to share our secrets didn’t care

About what we would say

Even when it got embarrassing

I let you in

And now I wanna go back

To when we’d dress up and we put on a magic show

And I’d boss you around

But you’d never frown, never wanted to go home

And who knows when we’re old and grey

Who we’re gonna grow up to be

But every day I love you more

You did it all for me

I won’t let these moments fade away

Its ‘cause of you I’m who I am today

Little Miss from ‘96

And how I miss the times when you’d hold my hand

When I’m crossing the road

You’d never let me fall

Until it was time for you to let me go

And who knows when you’re old and grey

Who you’re gonna grow up to be

But every day I love you more you did it all for me

And every day I love you more you did it all for me

Ella Henderson Five Tattoos

Tight jeans with a rip on the knee

So close but it ain’t where I wanna be

And I’m loving every minute of your company

But have I read this all wrong

Maybe I move too fast

Or maybe I missed the sign

But baby this could last

You are the one thing on my mind

You are my one and only

My blue skies and grey

You are the only one for me

Brown eyes with your old woolly hat

Five tattoos from your shoulder to your hands

You could give me what I have never had

Boy, keep leading me on

But maybe I move too fast

Or maybe I missed the sign

But baby this could last

You are the one thing on my mind

You are my one and only

My blue skies and grey

You are the only one for me

Tight jeans with a rip on the knee

Ella Henderson Now You Say You Love Me Again

I was the target, you were the weapon

What a big mistake

Out of the silence there you appear

And I suffocate

“Didn’t mean to ever hurt you”

You’d say with that look in your eye

I’ll just die inside

Started to wonder, where did the light go?

As we start to fade

Hearing the sirens in my head

I tell ’em go home

Gotta get this off of my chest

Round all your weapons, ready on the load

Now that you love me again

I’m ready for you, ready for the show

Where you play the part of pretend

So try hit me down, shoot to the ground

Aim for my heart and we fall apart

Round all your weapons

Now you’d say you love me again

You toss the bullet right in my eye line

What a risk you took

Say that you need me but I don’t believe it

Think my heart went numb

When you told me that you’re sorry

You’d say with that look in your eye

While I just die inside

And after the battle, thought it was over

But you won’t give up

Hearing the sirens in my head

I tell ’em go home

Gotta get this off of my chest

Round all your weapons, ready on the load

Now that you love me again

I’m ready for you, ready for the show

Where you play the part of pretend

So try hit me down, shoot to the ground

Aim for my heart and we fall apart

Round all your weapons

Now you’d say you love me again

Miss me, miss me

Never gonna kiss me again

Miss me, miss me

Never gonna kiss me again

Miss me, miss me

Never gonna kiss me again

(Never gonna kiss me)

Miss me, miss me

Never gonna kiss me again

Round all your weapons, ready on the load

Now that you love me again

I’m ready for you, ready for the show

Where you play the part of pretend

So try hit me down, shoot to the ground

Aim for my heart and we fall apart

Round all your weapons

Now you’d say you love me again

Ella Henderson Empire

(Build on love and we’ll…)

I see your light

I know it’s coming and I’m terrified

No more defences here to hide behind

Oh, just you and I

And through the smoke

I see you burning like a ray of hope

I found the fire now the ashes glow

Oh, I come alive

And now that I’m awake

I’m not afraid

I’m letting go tonight

‘Cause we found strength in each others’ arms

We built this love and we made it our

Empire, empire, empire

And you and I can rule each others’ hearts

We’ll build on love and we’ll make it our

Empire, empire, empire

Stone by stone

We’ll build a tower we can call our own

So high that we’ll forget the world below

Oh, just you and I, I

So let the drums roll

The cannons blow

We’re letting go tonight

‘Cause we found strength in each others’ arms

We built this love and we made it our

Empire, empire, empire

And you and I can rule each others’ hearts

We’ll build on love and we’ll make it our

Empire, empire, empire

They’ll never take it down

Take it down

Burn it down

Burn us down

Take it down

Take down our empire

They’ll never take it down

Take it down

Burn it down

Burn us down

Take it down

Take down our empire

‘Cause we found strength in each others’ arms

We built this love and we made it our

Empire, empire, empire

And you and I can rule each others’ hearts

We’ll build on love and we’ll make it our

Empire, empire, empire

They’ll never take it down

Take it down

Burn it down

Burn us down

Take it down

Take down our empire

Ella Henderson Solid Gold

Look around, what you see is solid gold

We’ve been told too many stories, that the writings on the wall

Feel my soul, feel my warm wicked thirst

Now, I’m free of all my troubles

And I’m shaking off the curse

I’ve been arguing with the voices in my mind

I’ve been rolling round like a penny on the side

And I’m here lonely, so the lord can help me out

Oh, heaven lift me up and put my feet back on the ground

I tried to walk a mile with the shackles on my shoes

Bit hard to risk it all when you’ve got nothing to lose

They say he can drop the shadows of my sins

So I’m knocking on the door, until the big guy let’s me in

Look around, what you see is solid gold

We’ve been told too many stories, that the writings on the wall

Feel my soul, feel my warm wicked thirst

Now, I’m free of all my troubles

And I’m shaking off the curse

‘Cause, I’ve got one more round to go

Tell the devil, go hit the road

Leave your dirt at the door

‘Cause, we’ve got one more round to go

And I’ve been working to the bone

Tell my baby, I’m coming home

Pour it up, let it roll

‘Cause, we’ve got one more round to go

You try and play it right, but you end up on your own

Stand up and roll the dice, before your days are gone

They try to shoot me down, like a rabbit on the run

But how you gonna kill me, with no bullet in the gun

Look around, what you see is solid gold

We’ve been told too many stories, that the writings on the wall

Feel my soul, feel my warm wicked thirst

Now, I’m free of all my troubles

And I’m shaking off the curse

‘Cause, I’ve got one more round to go

Tell the devil, go hit the road

Leave your dirt at the door

‘Cause, we’ve got one more round to go

And I’ve been working to the bone

Tell my baby, I’m coming home

Pour it up, let it roll

‘Cause, we’ve got one more round to go

‘Cause I’ve lost my self control

And I, oh, I pray and I pray and I pray

Solid gold

Look around, what you see is solid gold

We’ve been told too many stories, that the writings on the wall

Feel my soul, feel my warm wicked thirst

Now, I’m free of all my troubles

And I’m shaking off the curse

‘Cause, I’ve got one more round to go

Tell the devil, go hit the road

Leave your dirt at the door

‘Cause, we’ve got one more round to go

And I’ve been working to the bone

Tell my baby, I’m coming home

Pour it up, let it roll

‘Cause, I’ve got one more round to go

(Cause, we’ve got one more round to go)

‘Cause, I’ve got one more round to go

Tell the devil to go hit the road

‘Cause, we’ve got one more round to go

And I’ve been working to the bone

Tell my baby, I’m coming home

Pour it up, let it roll

‘Cause, we’ve got one more round to go

‘Cause, we’ve got one more round to go

Tell the devil to go hit the road

We’ve got one more round to go

And I’ve been working to the bone

Tell my baby, I’m coming home

Pour it up, let it roll

‘Cause, we’ve got one more round to go

Ella Henderson Billie Holiday

I remember when Daddy said ‘What do you wanna be?’

I said I wanna be a mermaid and to live under the sea

Well I knew it wouldn’t work out as I looked down at my feet

Then my granddad played me my very first record

And that’s when it changed for me

It made me smile, made me sing

Made my worries fly away

Lifted me up, set me free

I could be Billie Holiday

And they say life’s hard to figure out when in reality

You gotta sit back, just relax

And let it happen naturally

I went to sit by the keys to work on my first song

I had the melodies in my head

But they were coming out all wrong

Then I worked out some harmonies

That went oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

And then that sweet sound spoke to me

And told me where I belong

It made me smile, made me sing

Made my worries fly away

Lifted me up, set me free

I could be Billie Holiday

And they say life’s hard to figure out when in reality

You gotta sit back, just relax

And let it happen naturally

Oh, fly away

Oh, so naturally

Oh, take the stress away

‘Cause I know, yeah I know

It’ll make you feel alright

It made me smile, made me sing

Made my worries fly away

Lifted me up, set me free

I could be Billie Holiday

And they say life’s hard to figure out when in reality

You gotta sit back, just relax

And let it happen naturally

Gotta sit back, just relax and let it happen naturally

Gotta sit back, just relax and let it happen naturally

Gotta sit back, just relax and let it happen naturally

Gotta sit back, just relax and let it happen naturally

Ella Henderson Mirror Man

When we began, you could be so shy

But by the end, you became a different guy

And so I thought your eyes were fixed on me

But now I know, yourself is all you wanna see!

Mirror man, no one could love you

Better than a mirror can, no

Mirror man, I’ll make it easier

For you to understand

Yeaah, I think you’re falling for you

Someone should tell ya the truth

You see perfection in your reflection

And troubles coming for you

Mirror man, I wish I could love you

Better than a mirror can!

You would say that I’m your only one,

But I would tell you to walk before you run

And I was right and I realize it now,

Guess I’m attracted to the kind that let me down!

Mirror man, no one could love you

Better than a mirror can, no

Mirror man, I’ll make it easier

For you to understand

Yeaah, I think you’re falling for you

Someone should tell ya the truth,

You see perfection in your reflection

And troubles coming for you

‘Cause all this foolish pride makes you the ugly guy

You can try to change, but you’ve already lost your way

Why don’t you hear what I say?!

Yeaaah, I think you’re falling for you

Someone should tell ya the truth

You see perfection in your reflection

And troubles coming for you

Mirror man, I wish I could love you

Better than a mirror can!

Ella Henderson Rockets

Oh, nobody knows but you

How to make me come alive

And oh, my heart explodes

Kaboom

Like rockets in the sky

Are you some kind of mind reader

‘Cause you know all the things to say

You brighten up my darkest days, days yeah

I’m not afraid to say that I need ya

And I know it sounds insane

But boy I never felt this way, way yeah

Three, two, one, look where we are

Got me launching to the stars

Woah, let’s go

And oh, nobody knows but you

How to make me come alive

And oh, my heart explodes

Kaboom

Like rockets in the sky

Hit me like a crash of thunder

Yeah you knocked me off my feet

And promised that you’ll never leave, leave yeah

This must be a spell I’m under

‘Cause if I’m dreaming let me sleep

‘Cause I don’t want to ever break free, no

Three, two, one, look where we are

Got me launching to the stars

Woah, let’s go

And oh, nobody knows but you

How to make me come alive

And oh, my heart explodes

Kaboom

Like rockets in the sky

Like rockets, can’t stop this

Our love is hotter than flames

We’re shooting out of this place, yeah

Like rockets, we got this

And I know it won’t ever change

‘Cause we’re shooting out of this place, oh

Oh, nobody knows but you

How to make me come alive

And oh, my heart explodes

Kaboom

Like rockets in the sky

Boy are you some kind of mind reader

Not afraid to say that I need ya, no, no, no, no, no, no

You hit me like a crash of thunder

This must be a spell that I’m under

Like rockets in the sky

Like rockets in the sky

Ella Henderson Beautifully Unfinished

Sunday raindrops

Clock goes tick, tock

I hate myself for staring at the phone

Kept all your texts, can’t erase them

I’d call you up but I know you’re not alone

I know that I should not hold on

So why can’t I let go

‘Cause every time I’m with you

Somehow I forget to breathe

You got me like a rag doll

Now I’m dancing on your string

And I keep trying to figure out who you are to me

But maybe all that we were meant to be

Is beautifully unfinished

Beautifully unfinished

You left your kiss like a bruise on my lips

Your fingerprints are tattooed on my skin

And hush now don’t cry, build your walls high

And don’t you dare come creeping in

‘Cause you’re the one that I can’t lose

You’re the one that I can’t win

‘Cause every time I’m with you

Somehow I forget to breathe

You got me like a rag doll

Now I’m dancing on your string

And I keep trying to figure out who you are to me

But maybe all that we are meant to be

Is beautifully unfinished

And I hate you and I love you

And I wish you’d go away

And I hate you and I love you

And I wish that you would stay

‘Cause every time I’m with you

Somehow I forget to breathe

You got me like a rag doll

Now I’m dancing on your string

And I keep trying to figure out who you are to me

But maybe all that we are meant to be

Oh, beautifully unfinished

We’re beautifully unfinished

Ella Henderson All Again

Oh no, here we are

Can’t believe the timing, yesterday you’re smiling

I guess we both played our parts

Very entertaining, but it’s such a shame

That we lost our way from the nights we danced

The bands were playing

I say I’m over you, but I’m not sure that it’s true

I am falling and I’m too weak to fly

Now my heart’s wide open

And you’re the reason why

I’ve been broken from the scars that I forgave

Spent a long time running from the mess we’ve made

And oh, but I’d do it all again

Come on heart let me in

Days could be so bright and the weight could be lighter

And we both know so don’t pretend

Makes it all so hard when I see that we’re far

From the way we were, oh, the nights we danced

The bands were playing

I say I’m over you, but I know that’s not true

‘Cause I am falling and I’m too weak to fly

Now my heart’s wide open

And you’re the reason why

I’ve been broken from the scars that I forgave

I’ve spent a long time running from the mess we’ve made

And oh, if I found a way just to hit rewind

Would it be enough to change your mind

And this time I’d make you stay

And I remember how we used to be

And giving you up ain’t so easy

But since you walked away

I am falling and I’m too weak to fly

Now my heart’s wide open

And you’re the reason why

I’ve been broken for the scars that I forgave

I’ve spent a long time running

But I know I’d do it all again

I am falling and I’m too weak to fly

Now my heart’s wide open

And you’re the reason why

I’ve been broken for the scars that I forgave

I’ve spent a long time running

From the mess we’ve made

And oh, but I’d do it all again