Noah And The Whale The First Days Of Spring

It’s the first day of spring

And my life is starting over again

Well the trees grow, the river flows

And its water will wash away my sin

For I do believe that everyone

has one chance to fuck up their lives

Like a cut down tree, I will rise again

I’ll be bigger, and stronger than ever before

If I’m still here hoping, that one day you may come back

If I’m still here hoping, that one day you may come back

There’s a hope in every new seed

And every flower that grows on the Earth

And though I love you, and you know that

Well I no longer know what that’s worth

And I’ll come back to you, in a year or so

And rebuild ready to become

Oh the person, you believed in

Or the person that you used to love

If I’m still here hoping, that one day you may come back

If I’m still here hoping, that one day you may come back

Noah And The Whale There Will Come A Time

One day things will turn out as planned

You’ll have her in the palm of your hand

But it’s not tonight, no not tonight

One day she’ll look at you and say

I never thought I could feel this way

But it’s not tonight, no not tonight

There will come a time

Where you will need your friends tonight

There will come a time

Where you will need someone tonight

One day she’ll hang on to your arm

Chasing the night all the way ’til the dawn

But it’s not tonight, no not tonight

One day soon you’ll find a way

To learn to lie and what you’re thinking you say

But it’s not tonight, no not tonight

There will come a time

Where you will need your friends tonight

And there will come a time

Where you will need someone tonight

And when it feels like everyone’s turning their backs on you

And when it feels like everyone’s turning their backs on you

Oh well the sun’s not out but you know you got to see it through

Oh well the sun’s not out but you know you got to see it through

There will come a time

Where you will need your friends tonight

There will come a time

Where you will need someone tonight

[x3]

Noah And The Whale Second Lover

Oh, and when will our heartbeats fall into line,

And the click-clack of our boot heels beat out the same time?

Oh, and when will your hand find itself in mine?

Oh, and when will your hand find itself in mine?

And though I don’t know your real name

Your real age, or your shoe size

I will leave this bedroom chair

And this keyboard behind

And I will love you in reality and dreams

And I will love you in reality and dreams

And though it kills me to know

That when we are through

You go to your real lover

Who’ll put real kisses on you

Oh well, an ‘X’ is about the best that I can do

Oh well, an ‘X’ is about the best that I can do

And so this lonely, lonely heart

Has no use left for living

After finding her love

In a heart so unpermitting

And I will die and never ever hold your hand

And I will die and never ever hold your hand

But I’ll kiss my lips and I’ll blow it to you

It’ll be the last thing that I ever do

And wherever you go and whatever you do

There’s a man underground that will always love you

Oh, wherever you go and whatever you do

There’s a man underground that will always love you

Wherever you go and whatever you do

There’s a man underground that will always love you

Noah And The Whale Love Of An Orchestra

If you gotta run, run from hope

I know I’ll never be lonely

I’ve got songs in my blood

I’m carrying all the love of an orchestra

gimme the love of an orchestra [x3]

So now in my deepest sorrow

there’s no need for despair

I’m carrying all the love of an orchestra

gimme the love of an orchestra [x3]

If you gotta run, run from hope

Noah And The Whale Blue Skies

This is a song for anyone

With a broken heart

This is a song for anyone

Who can’t get out of bed

I’ll do anything

To be happy

Oh, ’cause blue skies are coming

But I know that it’s hard

This is the last song that I write

While still in love with you

This is the last song that I write

While you’re even on my mind

Cause it’s time to leave

Those feelings behind

Oh, ’cause blue skies are coming

But I know that it’s hard

I don’t think that it’s the end

But I know we can’t keep going

I don’t think that it’s the end

But I know we can’t keep going

But blue skies are coming

Oh, yeah, blue skies are coming

Oh, blue skies are coming

But I know that it’s hard

Noah And The Whale Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down

Oh, well it’s hard to look deep into your soul

Not everything you’ll find will be perfect gold

There are ghosts and demons that hide in the dark

Oh, they wait till I find love and then they laugh

Oh, they know that my body is no way good enough

Know that my heart is no way strong enough to bare the sorrow that love brings

Oh, when I coil in fear, oh, the demons sing

But it’s a hollow love for a heart with no blood

In its veins

Oh, there is no endless devotion

That is free from the force of erosion

Oh, if you don’t believe in God

How can you believe in love?

When we’re all just matter that will one day scatter

When peaceful, the world lays us down

Oh, and finding love is a matter of luck

Oh, and unsettled lovers move from fuck to fuck

Oh, and compare their achievements like discussing bereavements

And compare their abrasions with romantic quotations

Oh, as peaceful, the world watches down

You were blown out of the water

Oh, and we walk on the feet we have grown

Oh we were given a heart, of which love was a part

Oh, and we cornered the thing from which all life will spring

And it gave value to the world that surrounds us

But we consider the world just for a moment

Oh, and it’s gone before we even know

Oh, but I’ll follow it ’round

Yeah, I’ll follow it ’round

Oh, I’ll follow it ’round

Yeah, I’ll follow it ’round

‘Till peaceful, the world lays me down

Noah And The Whale Wild Thing

Time can make more rubble out of dreams than anything

In a quiet neighborhood where she’s living without wings

There’s eyes behind the curtains and there’s ears below the floor

Cracks inside the ceiling and there’s shadows at the door

The boredom stirs a rage inside her soul

A rage that reaches out and takes control

Baby she’s a wild thing [x4]

Nine days out alone

Sleep in the dirt

She walks back into town

With blood stains on her shirt

Everyone has questions

But no one wants to know

How far the anger in someone

Can really make them go

Her tangled hair and mud stains on her knees

Bruised ribs and rips on the side of her jeans

Baby she’s a wild thing [x4]

Well I used to be a citizen in this town

‘Til my teeth turned gray and my hair fell out

All the civil decent people, they don’t want to know

But a girl looking for trouble said she’d give me a go

While everybody’s sleeping in this town this night

From the crooked clock tower to the borderline

And night star static in the winter breeze

She’s lying in the moonlight with her hands between my knees

She says it’s all right

Well, it’s all right by me

[x2]

Baby she’s a wild thing [x4]

Noah And The Whale 2 Bodies 1 Heart

Oh place your hands

On my

Heart

Oh I do believe it’s beating

At the same pulse as yours

We’re two

Atoms in a molecule

Inseparably combined

Oh like a piece of rope

Made out of two pieces of vine

Oh I feel the bond

Oh between your heart and mine

And it’s the bond that won’t break

With the displacement of time

Cos we’re just

Two Bodies with just one Heart

We’re just

One body that one day fell apart

We’re just

Two bodies with just one heart

We’re just

One body that one day fell apart

Oh I’m only ever hoping

I can be there for you

Oh if Halloween and Christmas

Ever become confused

I will separate the demons

From the gift-givers for you

Oh I’ll separate the Angels

From the Scary Witches too

To protect the bond

That I feel between our hearts

Oh because bonds can wear down

From the moment they start

But we’re just

Two Bodies with just one Heart

We’re just

One body that one day fell apart

We’re just

Two bodies with just one heart

We’re just

One body that one day fell apart

Noah And The Whale My Broken Heart

You can give up anything when you’re following your heart

I never had the time to show I could depart

with my whole being, go back to the start

Oh I promised more in vows than I ever give with my heart

but I’ll be lonely

Oh I’ll be lonely

Oh I’ll be lonely

oh again

Broken hearts are a fickle thing and complicated too

I thought I believed in love but I’ve never seen it through

Oh I didn’t marry the girl I loved

I saw my world cave in, felt like giving up

but I’ll be laughing

Oh I’ll be laughing

Oh I’ll be laughing

oh again

I’ve been looking for hope these days

but love’s not finding me

but now my heart’s been broken there is nothing you can do

I’m impenetrable to pain

Oh, you can’t break my broken heart

Oh no, you can’t break my broken heart

Noah And The Whale Mary

Oh the cold wet wind blew over the heather

You wrote Charlie and Mary for forever

On the back of a rock

That you picked up on the way

And in that perfect moment

I nearly ruined it

By saying I love you

And nearly meaning it

But you know I would never waste those words

Oh when I last saw Mary

She lied and said it was her birthday

Oh when i last saw mary

She lied and said it was her birthday

But then she

Tried to kiss me

And I said don’t bother

You know we don’t really love one another

And there’s no use

In burning out this flame

Oh but then things changed in a way I couldn’t predict

She said I love you and it suddenly clicked

That she was only saying what she wanted me to hear

And I said

Please don’t lie to me Mary

And I said

Please don’t lie to me Mary

I said

Please don’t lie

Oh it makes me cry in bed

I said

Please don’t lie

Oh it makes me cry in bed

I said

Please don’t lie

Oh it makes me cry in bed

And she said

Shut your mouth

You don’t know what you’re talking about

Oh she said

Shut your mouth

You don’t know what you’re talking about