Gerry Rafferty Hearts Run Dry

Hearts run dry, something happens when two hearts run dry

That you can’t explain, no you don’t know why, oh no oh no

Love grows cold, meanwhile life goes on and the young grow old

And you’ve seen too many dreams unfold, oh yeah when hearts run dry.

The setting sun, fades away just like a love that’s gone

You remember when two hearts were one, oh yeah, oh yeah

And in the night, you still want someone to hold you tight

But your medicine just won’t come right, oh no, when hearts run dry.

I can’t love you the way that I used to do, but don’t tell me I’m using you, losing you

Through empty days and lonely nights, it’s memorys that keep me here with you

There’s no getting near to you, and I still don’t know what to do, leaving you, loving you.

Each day’s the same, you decide to play the waiting game

So you live a lie, but you feel no shame, oh no, oh no.

I can’t love you the way that I used to do, but don’t tell me I’m using you, losing you

Through empty days and lonely nights, it’s memorys that keep me here with you

There’s no getting near to you, but I still don’t know what to do, leaving you, loving you.

Hearts run dry, something happens when two hearts run dry

That you can’t explain, no you don’t know why, oh no oh no

Love grows cold, meanwhile life goes on and the young grow old

And you’ve seen too many dreams unfold, oh yeah when hearts run dry.

whoa-oh, when hearts run dry

whoa-oh, when hearts run dry

Gerry Rafferty Another World

If there’s a reason on earth to believe in me

After all of those times we’ve been through

If there’s just one thing left that you see in me

I will give my love to you

I will give my love to you

If the sun don’t shine bright on the two of us

Now that we’re so far apart

There was something so real between the two of us

I could see your loving heart

I could see your loving heart (oh yeah)

Storm in the morning but still as the night

We sever the moon that keeps crying

Better to be in the moment or lost in the past

Like a rainbow that’s shining upon me

If we ever should meet in another world

If we both come in out of the cold

If we ever should meet in another life

I will recognise your soul

I will recognise your soul

(oh yes I would baby, recognise your soul yeah)

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(I would recognise, recognise your soul)

Gerry Rafferty The Girl’s Got No Confidence

She’s got the cool look, she’s got the money man

She’s got the diamonds, she’s even got the suntan

But she’s a bright girl, she’s got a law degree

She pioneered the introduction of the CD.

When she was young she read the Gurdjieff books

The wisdom blew her away

She’s got the money, got good looks

But the girl’s got no confidence

No the girl girl girl sweet girl

The girl’s got no confidence.

She went to Berkley, did primal therapy

She wrote the music for a series on the TV

She studied Rumi and Ibn’Arabi

She meditated every summer in a teepee.

But no religion’s gonna tie her down

She loves her beautiful clothes

She’s sittin’ pretty livin’ way up town

But the girl, the girl’s got no confidence

No the girl girl girl sweet girl

The girl’s got no confidence.

Little by little she got heavy round the middle

She wore a silk kimono when the sun went down

She wrote to her mother and she took another lover

She gets a little lonely when the sun goes down.

She’s got the cool look, she’s got the money man

She’s got the diamonds, she’s even got the suntan

But she’s a bright girl, she’s got a law degree

She pioneered the introduction of the CD.

When she was young she read the Gurdjieff books

The wisdom blew her away

She’s got the money, she’s got good looks

But the girl, the girl’s got no confidence

No the girl, the girl’s got no confidence

No the girl girl girl sweet girl

The girl’s got no confidence

No the girl girl girl sweet girl

The girl’s got no confidence.

Gerry Rafferty Mary Skeffington

Mary Skeffington, close your eyes

And make believe that you are just a girl again

Go to sleep tonight, dream of days

When you had something there to light the way.

Remember a holiday in a north-of-England town

You slept in a room upstairs on a bed of eiderdown.

Mary Skeffington, when you wake

You mustn’t be afraid to face another day

Think of what you have, you’ll get by

You’ve always been a lady so hold your head up high.

Look back on a home where you spent the best years of your life

Remember the man who asked you if you would be his wife.

Mary Skeffington, close your eyes

And make believe that you are just a girl again

Go to sleep tonight, dream of days

When you had something there to light the way.

Gerry Rafferty Right Or Wrong

I woke up, remembered everything I said to you last night

But this time I sure won’t worry about what I might have done

‘Cause I was out to please myself,

Right or wrong.

You came in, looking like a long lost sheep,

Said I’ve been using you

You got what you wanted, and that’s alright

But you were out to please yourself

Right or wrong

Ummmmm yeah you were out to please yourself

Right or wrong.

Don’t hang your head down, there ain’t no shame

In what we’ve both been through

Although I’d like to help you out

You know I’ve got to save myself

Right or wrong

Ummmmm you know I’ve got to save myself

Right or wrong.

Shake me when you’re leavin’ in the morning

Pack up your bags while I open my eyes

I know you’re gonna wake me in the morning

Say bye bye and I’ll be loving you.

When you go back, you know you’re gonna have to look your best

You’re gonna have to turn on the magic

Make believe it’s real

You’re gonna have to save yourself

Right or wrong

Ummmmm yeah we were out to please ourselves

Right or wrong

Yeah we were out to please ourselves.

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Yeah please yourself please yourself

Right or wrong yeah please yourself

Gerry Rafferty Life Goes On

You get a thunderbolt from out of the blue

And it changes everything about the life you knew

Yes the storm breaks and your heart aches

And then life goes on.

When a long time love just disappears

You need someone new to help you through those impatient years

And those sad days, all those mad days

While your life goes on.

You know it’s over but you can’t let go

It’s not easy when it comes to saying all those last goodbyes

In that moment when your dreams lie scattered in the dust

You find something you can trust

Love comes to meet you like a brand new day

Love comes to you all along the way.

You’re walking down the street but you’re lost in space

And the future comes to meet you and you like its face

From a blue note comes a new note

And your life goes on.

You don’t need miracles to point the way

When you know that love is still the reason to believe

In that moment when you know you might have given up

Someone fills your lovin’ cup

And lies beside you ‘til the break of day

Love comes to you all along the way.

A million stars shine in the darkest night

From across the universe there comes eternal light

From this blue world to a new world

Somewhere life goes on.

Life goes on…

Life goes on…

Gerry Rafferty As Wise As A Serpent

Well we sit in empty rooms and dream our lives away

While the spirits come and go without a sound

And just like you and me, they’re tryin’ to find a way, find a way, find a way home.

There’s a full moon in the sky, but that don’t worry me

I don’t ever hang my soul out on the line

When the witchin’ hour comes, I always fly away, fly away, fly away home.

There’s a light in the city, that comes down from above

Leavin’ you as wise as a serpent, harmless as a dove

Don’t blow your tomorrows, don’t throw away your love

You’ve got to be as wise as a serpent, harmless as a dove.

Now you once asked me why we can’t communicate

But it doesn’t always pay to tell the truth

If I told you right now, you’d only run away, run away, run away home

So we sit in empty rooms and dream our lives away

While the spirits come and go without a sound

Yeah just like you and me, they’re tryin’ to find a way, find a way, find a way home.

There’s a light in the city, that comes down from above

Leavin’ you as wise as a serpent, harmless as a dove

Don’t blow your tomorrows, don’t throw away your love

You’ve got to be as wise as a serpent, harmless as a dove.

Gerry Rafferty Waiting For The Day

Well here I am, back in town

Just as the night is comin’ down

Warm wind blowin’ through the trees

I watch them swing, I watch them sway

Lie here waiting for the day.

Sleep won’t come, I need a drink

Stop my head, don’t wanna think

Wishing I could be with you

But I know you’re so far away

And I’m here waiting for the day.

Water of life pour your light down on me

Take me out of this darkness, sweet star of the sea

Water so sweet you can open my eyes

You can bring down the rain on this desert so dry.

Out on the street, shadows fall

Silence speaks, I hear it call

City of the living dead

Count the lights on the motorway

Lie here waiting for the day (alright).

Water of life pour your light down on me

Take me out of this darkness, sweet star of the sea

Water so sweet you can open my eyes

You can bring down the rain on this desert so dry.

Yes here I am, back in town

Just as the night is comin’ down

Warm wind blowin’ through the trees

I watch them swing, I watch them sway

Lie here waiting for the day (alright)

Gerry Rafferty Down And Out

She met a younger man and went to live in Germany

She let a good man down, she told him he was history

She’s found a real hard station, she’s paid the price for getting free

But maybe she can make it, maybe she can make it alone.

He moved from town to town and drifted down to Mexico

Wrote her a tear stained letter, saying ‘Baby please don’t go’

Sweet dreams and miracles happen, but she still said no

She said I know that you can make it

I know that you can make it alone. And he said…

‘Don’t move, don’t move

Don’t mess that groove (baby)

Don’t move, don’t leave me down and out.’

He’d call her up and say ‘My darlin’ I feel so alone’

She’d say I just can’t talk about it — on the telephone

He’d say ‘Sweet Jesus — am I really on my own?’

She’d say I know you you can make it

I know that you can make it alone. And he said…

‘Don’t move, don’t move

Don’t mess that groove (pretty baby)

Don’t move, don’t leave me down and out.’

She met a younger man and went to live in Germany

She let a good man down, she told him he was history

She’s found a real hard station, she’s paid the price for getting free

But maybe she can make it, maybe she can make it alone.

Don’t move, don’t move

Don’t mess that groove (baby)

Don’t move, don’t leave me down and out.

Don’t move, don’t move

Don’t mess that groove (little darlin’)

Don’t move, don’t leave me down and out.

Gerry Rafferty The Light Of Love

Love comes with a new expression

And the sentimental moon shines in our eyes

Love grows with each new impression

Like an elemental tune that never dies.

But all too soon arrives the dawning

And I awaken to the light of love

The kind of love I want to share with you everyday

We make a promise on this night of love

Let’s say a prayer that it might all come true.

Love comes like a revelation

And it changes everything that we can see

Love comes with new inspiration

And it show us everything that we can be.

But all too soon arrives the dawning

And I awaken to the light of love

The kind of love I want to share with you everyday

We make a promise on this night of love

Let’s say a prayer that it might all come true.

How many times have you been lost

And even now you count the cost

Of saying all those last goodbyes

Something’s come alive on this new morning

You’re looking at one more day.

Love comes with a new expression

And the sentimental moon shines in our eyes

Love grows with each new impression

Like an elemental tune that never dies.

But all too soon arrives the dawning

And I awaken to the light of love

The kind of love I want to share with you everyday

We’ll make a promise on this night of love

Let’s say a prayer that it might all come true … everyday.