Noah And The Whale Still After All These Years

Oh Lisa, lift up your head, light up a cigarette

In the morning light you’re not so hot.

Oh Lisa, come talk to me, I wanna hear your memories,

You know I thought of you from time to time.

Lying with your make-up off

I can see the girl I love

Darken beauty fickle and you.

And I think still after all these years

Oh, I think still after all these years

Something still burns.

Oh, Lisa, don’t be shy, this is not real life

This moment will soon be lost in time.

When it’s time to leave don’t turn your back on me

This was no return, our grand farewell.

Mostly I won’t think of you,

But baby if I ever do

I remember thinking with surprise.

That still after all these years

Still after all these years

Something still burns.

Lying with your make-up off

I can see the girl I love

Darken beauty fickle and you.

And I think still after all these years

Oh, still something in me

Still after all these years,

Something still burns.

Noah And The Whale My Door Is Always Open

I will only, let you down.

I will only, let you down.

But my door, is always open.

Yeah my door, is always open.

Well I don’t think, that I ever loved you.

But the world is dying to meet you.

Oh black birds they sing off the mountains.

Joyous love songs that drift through the houses.

But now I’m free,

Now I’m free,

Now I’m free from all your pain.

Oh well church bells, they are ringing for you.

Oh and choirs are singing in red,

Oh your voice could summon the angels,

And your beauty, could waken the dead.

But now I’m free,

Now I’m free,

Now I’m free from all your pain.

Well you have only let me down

You have only, let me down

But my door is always open

Yeah my door is always open.

Yeah I love with my heart and I hold it in my hands,

But you know, my heart’s not yours. [4x]

Noah And The Whale Old Joy

You sit with the man who threw it all away

And you dream of the birds that have flown away

And you hope that you won’t see it fall again

And you will sing day by day, old joy comes back to me

You’ll sing day by day, old joy comes back to me

You say this is the life of the influence of dreams

Tall buildings and a wife won’t be enough for me

There is more in the world to be found than dreams

And you will sing day by day, old joy comes back to me

You’ll sing day by day, old joy comes back to me

Forget the things that get away, forget the things that get away

Don’t dream of yesterday, don’t dream of yesterday

Noah And The Whale Give A Little Love

Well I know my death will not come

‘Til I breathe all the air out my lungs

‘Til my final tune is sung

That all is fleeting

Yeah, but all is good

And my love is my whole being

And I’ve shared what I could

But if you give a little love, you can get a little love of your own

Don’t break his heart

Yeah if you give a little love, you can get a little love of your own

Don’t break his heart

Well my heart is bigger than the earth

And though life is what gave it love first

Life is not all that it’s worth

‘Cause life is fleeting

Yeah, but I love you

And my love surrounds you like an ether

In everything that you do

But if you give a little love, you can get a little love of your own

Don’t break his heart

Yeah if you give a little love, you can get a little love of your own

Don’t break his heart

Yeah if you give a little love, you can get a little love of your own

Don’t break his heart

Yeah if you give a little love, you can get a little love of your own

Don’t break his heart

Well if you are (what you love)

And you do (what you love)

I will always be the sun and moon to you

And if you share (with your heart)

Yeah, you give (with your heart)

What you share with the world is what it keeps of you

Noah And The Whale All Through The Night

All through the night is only dead end

We run and hide, oh we just pretend.

We live the lives, the lives of others

All through the night, the lives of others.

Oh, you didn’t think so, honey,

Oh, you didn’t think so.

Oh, you didn’t think so, honey,

Oh, you didn’t think so.

We wanted a light but we don’t wanna pay

Why would we work for we can just stay.

We want the lives, the lives of others,

All through the night, the lives of others.

Are they gonna find us honey,

Are they gonna find us?

Are they gonna find us, honey,

Are they gonna find us?

Oh, you didn’t think so, honey,

Oh, you didn’t think so.

Oh, you didn’t think so, honey,

Oh, you didn’t think so.

Oh, every time I look at you

I can’t find a single reason

Why I don’t believe in you,

There’s so much to believe in.

Oh, you didn’t think so, honey,

Oh, you didn’t think so.

Oh, you didn’t think so, honey,

Oh, you didn’t think so.

[x2]

Noah And The Whale Do What You Do

There’s a pleasure

We must all feel

And it’s a pleasure I know

Of losing your heart

And then letting love grow

What can I say

Any simpler

That now is all there is

That you’re free to be any person

And you’re all that you give

‘Cause my bones were made in the womb

And now the brains are leaving my tomb

And every piece will be consumed

By the love my heart endured

But if you do

What you do

Yeah, you’ll do fine

Yeah, if you do

What you do

Yeah, well, you’ll do fine

Oh, and when love comes a-calling

Don’t forget the tune

And when love comes a-calling

Don’t forget the tune

And just do what you do

Oh, and the ones who taught you how to live

Oh, they know no more than you

So if you trust what’s in your heart

Oh, what better can you do

Than if you do what you do

Yeah, you’ll do fine

Noah And The Whale Now Is Exactly The Time

If you can you should try and learn to forgive yourself

Night and day the world would try and make you someone else

But you’re not alone on the earth tonight

No, you’re not alone in the blinking light.

Oh, victory will be won and lost a thousand times

So if you can, offer empathy, don’t get lost in pride

Oh, forgive your friends, they are only young

Oh, forgive your friends like you’ve always done.

Oh, cause now is exactly the time

To be out on your own again.

Oh, and now is exactly the time

To turn your head from the past.

And if you can, try and get to know your parents well

Forgive them too, they are more like you than you can tell.

When they give advice, offer sympathy,

They’re just showing you who they wanted to be.

Oh, and now is exactly the time

To be out on your own again.

Oh, and now is exactly the time

To turn your head

Oh, and now is exactly the time

To be out on your own again.

Oh, and now is exactly the time

To turn your head from the past.

And I can spend a lifetime searching for someone to blame

But don’t look back, don’t feel ashamed.

And I can spend a lifetime searching for someone to blame

But don’t look back, don’t feel ashamed.

Oh, cause now is exactly the time

To be out on your own again.

Oh, and now is exactly the time

To turn your head.

Oh, and now is exactly the time

To be out on your own again.

Oh, and now is exactly the time

To turn your head from the past.

Noah And The Whale One More Night

Are you lying in your bed alone tonight?

While he watches TV

Can you hear it coming through the floorboards?

Why you’re thinking of me?

Everybody told you baby, you got married too young.

But you didn’t want to listen, did you?

Thought you were right, and they were wrong.

Jennifer, I know we were young.

And God only knows what we could have become,

But I hate to think about you lonely.

I’m stretched out saying, “Someone hold me tonight.”

I only left 6 months ago, now,

And you’re wearing his ring.

It’s like it all, never happened, like it didn’t mean a thing.

Do you remember the kiss by the river?

That ended up at your door.

And then, a swift invitation to come up to the second floor

Jennifer, you know where I am.

If you can’t see me, I will understand.

That you, you won’t need someone to talk to,

You just want my arms around you.

One more night, of us together.

One more night, just you and me.

One more night, to hold you closely.

One more night, to hear you scream.

Jennifer, I know we were young.

And God only knows, what we could have become.

But I hate to think about you lonely.

I’m stretched out, saying “Someone hold me.”

One more night, of us together.

One more night, just you and me.

One more night, to hold you closely.

One more night, to hear you scream. [x2]

Noah And The Whale Heart Of Nowhere

Your parents hide, they live in fear.

They’re lying restless, as the dawn comes near.

But you want to live, you want to try.

You hear a whisper of the world outside.

So, take a chance, and leave tonight,

Sarah’s waiting in a car outside.

Bolt to the door, your father waits,

You let your anger and your sadness break.

And when you turn around,

He’s laid out on the ground,

And now you’re standing with your finger on the pulse

And then an open door, two footsteps on the floor.

And now you’re standing with your finger on the pulse.

In Sarah’s face, her worried eyes,

Pulls back the door and gently steps inside.

The nighttime with a charcoal grin.

The fuzzing diamonds on her pallid skin.

And when you turn around,

He’s laid out on the ground,

And now you’re standing with your finger on the pulse.

And then an open door, two footsteps on the floor.

And now you’re standing with your finger on the pulse.

[Anna Calvi]

If I don’t belong by you, I don’t belong anywhere.

Do you know I’d follow you to the heart of nowhere?

It’s just two kinds of people.

God fear and the God-less

Cowards and the faithless.

And I will stand by you.

Noah And The Whale Waiting For My Chance To Come

Well I’m just waiting for my chance to come

Just a silhouette against the rising sun

Watch the water, watch the sky

Count the days as they go by

I’m just waiting for my chance to come

Well it takes real guts to be alone

Going head to head with the great unknown

But there is no sweeter sound, on the kings round I’m bound

And just waiting for your chance to come

‘Cause it’s hard to feel like, you’re worth something in this life

When you’re walking next to me, I can hear my body speak

We’re just waiting for a chance to come

We’re just waiting for a chance to come

Your immortal smile is burned in me

When I close my eyes its all see

Among the canyons and the stars

You’re the guide inside my heart

I’m just waiting for my chance to come

And you’re just looking for a way outta here

Yeah, a way to see this old life all disappear

Take a gamble on your heart, it will lead you through the dark

You’re just waiting for your chance to come

‘Cause it’s hard to feel like, you’re worth something in this life

When you’re walking next to me, I can hear my body speak

We’re just waiting for a chance to come

We’re just waiting for a chance to come

And no one’s gunna get in my way

Gunna figure it out for myself

Yeah no one’s gunna make me stay

Gunna figure it out for myself

‘Cause I don’t need nothing

I’m just waiting for my chance to come