Gerry Rafferty The Royal Mile

I remember the sound of the passing train

As it rolled through the night in the pouring rain

And the touch of a hand and the way she said: ‘Goodbye’.

And we walked in the sun down the royal mile

Saw the light in her eye and the way she smiled

And she cried in the night and I heard her say: ‘Don’t go’.

What can I do, sweet darlin’? I don’t want to go away

Looking at you, sweet darlin’, I know I want to stay

What can I do, sweet darlin’?

And the light of the day I was rolling home

I was thinking of you waiting on your own

And I wanted to call but they sudden said: ‘Oh no’.

Yeah, but now it’s a dream, it’s a memory

But I’ll never forget what you gave to me

I was lost and alone but you made feel OK.

What can I do, sweet darlin’? I don’t want to go away

Looking at you, sweet darlin’, I know I want to stay

What can I do, sweet darlin’?

I remember the sound of the passing train

As it rolled through the night in the pouring rain

And the touch of a hand and the way she said: ‘Goodbye’.

What can I do, sweet darlin’? I don’t want to go away

Looking at you, sweet darlin’, I know I want to stay

What can I do, sweet darlin’?

Gerry Rafferty It’s Better This Way

She’s so far away, yeah, she’s in America

And the water is wide, I love you, my love

It’s been so long now since we held one another

You’re still a part of my dreams

You’re so far away, remember each day

It’s better this way (yeah)

Let’s live in the now, forget about history

Now you know we can’t live in the past, this is reality

Got no control over the things that happen

And all the hurt that love can bring

You’re so far away, remember each day

It’s better this way (yeah)

I remember all those times

We went sailing on the moon

And love came down to see us

Everywhere, yes everywhere.

Now it all seems so wrong, that we have to be apart

But tomorrow we’ll walk in the sun, and I’ll love you, my love

Together we can write a different story

That never comes to an end

You’re so far away, remember each day

It’s better this way.

You’re so far away, remember each day

It’s better this way (yeah)

You’re so far away, remember each day

It’s better this way (oh darlin’ darlin’ darlin’ yeah)

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It’s better this way

It’s better this way

Lov’es gonna grow, love’s gonna grow, it’s better this way

Gerry Rafferty Don’t Speak Of My Heart

Don’t speak of my heart, it hurts too much — hurts to touch

I’m writing the book each and every day

Take a look at my face, I still need — I still bleed

I’ve been running on empty since you went away.

The spirit world looks down on us

Sad that we’re apart

So please don’t speak of my heart.

Whenever we talk she says hang on — just hang on

Meanwhile I’m drowning in the pouring rain

And each time we meet there’s a sad farewell — sad farewell

She tells me someday I’m gonna love again.

The way that she walked out on me

Still tears me apart

So please don’t speak of my heart.

Every day’s an endless maze of dreams that fade and die

No one believed we were saying ‘Goodbye’

And every night I think of you I’m still left wondering why

I can’t believe that we’re saying goodbye.

And when I wake up in the morning

And wonder where I’m going to

It all came without a warning

What’s a man supposed to do?

Don’t let your heart break down

Don’t let your heart break down.

Don’t speak of my heart, it hurts too much — it hurts to touch

I’m writing the book each and every day

Take a look at my face, I still need — I still bleed

I’ve been running on empty since you went away.

The spirit world looks down on us,

Sad that we’re apart

Don’t wanna talk about it — don’t make me think about it

So please don’t speak of my heart.