Joan Armatrading Kissin’ And A Huggin’

Took my baby walking

We went down to the sea

You know we talked of loving

And you talked of love to me

We sat down under a bus shelter

And talked of other things

But bit by bit by bit it came ’round again

How much in love are we

It was a fine thing

We were young

So much love to give

It was the right thing

We were alone

Under the stars

Getting in the mood

Kissing under the

Big bright shiny stars

That light up the sky

Kissing in front of that old lady

Who just walked past our seat

Getting in the mood

Kissin’ and a huggin’

Because

It was a fine thing

We were young

So much love to give

It was the right thing

We were alone

Under the stars

Joan Armatrading Temptation

Temptation drags you down

Take you were you wanna be

But deep inside you know

The reason for the fear

The fear of letting go

The fear of being so

Possessed

All the time

Being hypnotised

By those evil evil eyes

Lead me not into

Temptation

Temptation

Temptation

Paralyse the thoughts

Beat them to the ground

Offer up a sacrifice

Don’t feed the fear

The fear of letting go

The fear of being so

Possessed

All the time

Being hypnotised

By those evil evil eyes

Lead me not into

Temptation

Temptation

Temptation

Nowhere to run

Nowhere to hide

It offers everything

That you could possibly need

Nowhere to run

Nowhere to hide

It all looks so inviting

Till it drags you to you knees

Temptation

Temptation

Temptation

Joan Armatrading Goddess Of Change

Oh my

I was looking for the sunshine

For the bright side

To those gloomy clouds of steely grey

It all rests on this

How do I see things now

In my average day

Am I an average Joe

Or do I seize the moment

And call on Oya

The goddess of change

Oh my

It’s funny how things turn out fine

Worries

They always seem much worse at night

It all rests on this

How do I see things now

In my average day

Am I an average Joe

Or do I seize the moment

And call on Oya

The goddess of change

Seeing lover’s embrace

Makes you want to find your

Corner of happiness

Call the goddess Oya

(Answer)

Everybody looking for

Something to make them

Much more happy and

Somewhat sweeter than

Seize the moment

Call on Oya

Joan Armatrading Invisible

The [?] you

As you recede into the distance

And you camouflage your feelings

And your weather can be measured

Don’t remain invisible to me

‘Cause I want you right now

Don’t remain invisible to me

‘Cause I want you right now

Please let your blue light shine

Let your blue light shine

Let your blue light shine

If I had some magic power

Would I see your reflection

Stumble on some vital signs

To make sense of this perception

Or would stay invisible to me

‘Cause I want you right now

Don’t remain invisible to me

‘Cause I want you right now

Please let your blue light shine

Let your blue light shine

Let your blue light shine

Take your bandage from your eyes now

How much better could life be

We are not familiar strangers

But we’re not lovers in love

Please don’t tease

You know want you right now

Yeah I want you right now

‘Cause I want you

Don’t remain invisible to me

‘Cause I want you right now

Don’t remain invisible to me

‘Cause I want you right now

Let your blue light shine

Let your blue light shine

Let your blue light shine

Don’t let doubts walk all over you

What fears you have you can overcome

Understand what you’re running from

Is what you will leave behind

Don’t remain invisible to me

‘Cause I want you right now

Don’t remain invisible to me

‘Cause I want you right now

Please let your blue light shine

Let your blue light shine

Let your blue light shine

Let your blue light shine

Let your blue light shine

Let your blue light shine

(Don’t remain invisible to me)

Let your blue light shine

Let your blue light shine

(‘Cause I want you right now)

Joan Armatrading Willow

I may not be your best

You know good ones don’t come by the score

You’ve got something missing

I’ll help you look you can be sure

And if you want to be alone

Or someone to share a laugh

Whatever you want me to

All you gotta do is ask

Thunder

Don’t go under the sheets

Lightning under a tree

In the rain and snow

I’ll be your fire side

Come running to me

When things get out of hand

Running to me

When it’s more than you can stand

I said I’m strong

Straight

Willing

To be a

Shelter

In a storm

Your willow

Oh willow

When the sun is out

A fight with your best girl

Prettiest thing you ever saw

You know I’ll listen

Try to get a message to her

And if it’s money you want

Or trouble halved

Whatever you want me to

All you gotta do is ask

I said I’m strong

Straight

Willing

To be a

Shelter

In a storm

Your willow

Oh willow

When the sun is out

Shelter in a storm

Your willow

Oh willow

When the sun is out

Joan Armatrading Recommend My Love

If there is any other way I will find it

I will not be losing you

If I can help it

I won’t take this lying down

I’m gonna fight for you

I’m in the middle

Not easy for me baby

Not easy for me

This may sound emotional

I have a deep sense of holding on

I’m gonna wrap you in my love

I’m gonna wrap you in my love

And I can recommend my love

I can recommend my love

I can’t fake it

You are a big part of my life

And I won’t make it

If I give up if I give in

This may sound emotional

I have a deep sense of holding on

I’m gonna hold on to you

No time for crying

I’ve got work to do

I’ve got to wrap you in my love

I’ve got to wrap you in my love

And I can recommend my love

I can recommend my love

I’ve got no time

To place the blame

You wanted to taste

Forbidden fruit

I could run you off in haste

But I’d repent of my leisure

For you

Oooh Ooh

I’ve got to wrap you in my love

I want it the way it was

All points to lead back home

You know I caught you

Fair and square

But I want you right back here

Where I can

Wrap you in my love

Love you darling

Oooh Ooh

Wrap you in my love

I’ve got to recommend my love

Joan Armatrading Watch Your Step

There are some things you can’t hide

And I don’t want to

I’ll shout it out

I want the world to know

There’s bound to be some envy

When they find out

That I’m with you

But I don’t care ’bout that

Still I’m gonna watch my step

When I go walking out

I’m gonna look around

‘Cos they’ll be looking for me

you’ve got my man

High and low

Hunt to kill

That’s why I’m gonna watch my step

When I go walking out

Yeah watch my step

When I go walking out

Oh

There’s people all around

They try

They try to put us down

But I don’t care

I don’t care

I don’t care what they say

And I don’t care

I don’t care

I don’t care what they do

And I don’t care

I don’t care

I don’t care what they say

Hey watch your step

When you go walking out

Watch your step

When you go walking out

I’m gonna look around

And watch out for them alley cats

Some things you can’t hide

And I don’t want to

I’ll shout it out

I want the world to know

Yeah let them sweat

We’re stepping out

Hey place your bets

We’re gonna ride though rough sea out

Watch your step

When you go walking about

You better look around

Watch out for them alley cats

Watch your step

When you go walking out

Watch your step

When you go walking out

Watch your step

When you go walking out

You better look around

Watch out

Watch out

Watch out

Watch out for them alley cats

Watch your step

When you go walking out

Better look around

Watch your step

When you go walking out

Watch your step

When you go walking out

Watch your step

When you go walking out

Look around

Watch your step

Watch your step

Watch your step

Joan Armatrading Physical Pain

It’s a physical pain

My head just aches

I’m feeling raw

I feel crucified

I don’t feel great

I’m gonna lick my wounds

Hide my crying eyes

It’s my own fault

I told you lies

No touch sensation

No palpitations

Don’t lick my lips

Don’t lick my lips

In anticipation

I’m traumatized

And I feel confined

I seem so unsettled

I don’t feel alive

I’m gonna lick my wounds

Hide my crying eyes

It’s my own fault

I told you lies

No excitations

No good vibrations

Just a physical pain

Just a physical pain

Will I ever get to see you darling

This broken friendship

Means my broken heart

Are we ever gonna get together

Will I ever see your smiling face again

Can’t wait

There’s too much space

These empty rooms

Time on my hands

I’m gonna lick my wounds

Hide my crying eyes

It’s my own fault

I told you lies

No excitations no good vibrations it’s solitaire

I feel lost

I feel alone

With no desire

I feel numb

Will I ever get to see you darling

This broken friendship

Means my broken heart

Are we ever gonna get together

Will I ever see your smiling face again

Are we ever gonna get together

Are we ever gonna get together

Will I ever get to see you darling

This broken friendship

Means my broken heart

Are we ever gonna get together

Will I ever see your smiling face again

Are we ever gonna get together

Are we ever gonna get together

Joan Armatrading Join The Boys

Are you for or against us

We are trying to get somewhere

Looking around for a helping hand

We’re doing our best to keep it steady

But it’s falling down around us

Blows keep coming fast and strong

I done found another fellow

He agrees with my direction

Arms around each others shoulders we go everywhere

Are you in, are you out

Are you in, are you out

Are you in, are you out

Are you in, are you out

Do you care to dance about and shout

Join Jack and the boys

Be in a band

Doing a one night stand

We’ll be dancing in the floodlight

Second to none

Not even on a bad night

Dancing in the floodlight

Second to none

Not even on a bad night

We’ll succeed where others failed

Stay together many years

And watch us take the world by storm

Are you in, are you out

Do you care to dance about and shout

Join Jack and the boys

Be in a band

Doing the one night stands

Joan Armatrading Killing Time

When you’re pleasure seeking

I’m left killing time

It’s a homicide

A ritual

Don’t treat a human like that

You’re very smart

You ignite my flame

After all is said and done

Baby you’re the only one

I don’t get jealous

But when you say you love me

I only half believe

But baby

I could never leave

Right now is all I want

Right here

Here is where you belong

With me

As long as you stay

With me

You’ll see

I’m real good company

Sleight of hand

The way you play your tricks

You cheat on me

All the time

But I turn my back

Cos we had

Some

Good times

Here is where you belong

With me

As long as you stay

With me

You’ll see

I’m real good company