Paul Weller This Is No Time

This is no time for fumbling

This is no time for turning down

This is no age for wandering

All too much, we stumble and fall – We stumble and fall –

This is no time for mumbling

This is no time for forgetting your lines

This is no time for tumbling

All too much, we stumble and fall – We stumble and fall –

This is no time for dreaming

When you sleep, you wake to find

That something or someone

Has stolen your precious time

As you start to climb

This is no time to go missing

Though it is the time We’d like to most

This is no age to go fishing

All too soon it will be us getting caught

As we stumble and fall

Paul Weller With Time & Temperance

As worlds end with new ones to open

As you change your aim

And lives thrown up into the open

Get on a different plane

Words meant but were left unspoken

Take on a different name

And hearts mend that once were so broken

As time heals the pain

’til you can find it in your heart

To forgive if not to forget such a part

Of life that you lost

As worlds end with new ones to open

As you change your aim

And lives thrown up into the open

Get on a different plane

Words meant but were left unspoken

Take on a different name

And hearts mend that once were so broken

As time heals the pain

Never stopping like rain dropping

To find a place on earth

You’ll find you’ll wake up fresh instead

You’ll find me less inside your head

With words left unsaid

As you lose your mind, something else in time

And faces strange – rearrange

Paul Weller Porcelain Gods

Beware false prophets – take a stand!

My fortune cookie cracked up in my hand

More advice to fill up your head

More empty words from the livind dead

Who seek to explain what can’t really be said

And how disappointed I was

To turn out after all

Just a porcelain God – that shatters when it falls

Too much will kill you – too little ain’t enough

You shout my name but I’ll call your bluff

Most who see me – see me not for real

We fake and fawn – play games ’til dawn

But I could see what you can see

And I hate too what you hate in me

And how disappointed I was

To turn out after all

Just a porcelain God – that shatters when it falls

I shake it off and start again

“Don’t lose control” – I tell myself

Life can take many things away

Some people will try – and take it all

They’ll pick off pieces as they watch you crawl

And how disappointed I was

To turn out after all

Just a porcelain God – that shatters when it falls

That shatters when it falls

Paul Weller Bull-Rush

In a momentary lapse of my condition

That sent me tumbling down into a deep despair

Lost and dazed so I had no real recollection

Until the rain cleared the air

When you wake to find that everything has left you

And the clothes you wear belong to someone else

See your shadow chasing off towards the shoreline

Drifting into emptiness

There are bullrushes outside my window

And their leaves whisper words in the breeze

Well tomorrow I’ll walk to the harbour

And catch the first boat that’s coming in

I’ll catch the first boat that’s coming in

Like a child too small to reach the front door handle

Or maybe just too scared to know what I would find

Now I feel I’m strong enough to take a slow ride

Now knowing when I will arrive

There are bullrushes outside my window

And their leaves whisper words in the breeze

Well tomorrow I’ll walk to the harbour

And catch the first boat that’s coming in

I’ll catch the first boat that’s coming in

I do believe I’m going home

‘Cos I don’t call this place my own

I’m missing what I had, happy times and sad

More than I ever thought could be

Not knowing when I will arrive

There are bullrushes outside my window

And their leaves whisper words in the breeze

Well tomorrow I’ll walk to the harbour

And catch the first boat that’s coming in

I’ll catch the first boat that’s coming in

I’ll catch the first boat that’s coming in

Paul Weller As You Lean Into The Light

Gentle rain

Here it comes again

Rattling ’round your window, threatening pain

Coming on like a friend, but you know better than

Yesterday that held you by a different hand

Hail and stone

And all that’s gone

When everything that passes, cuts to the bone

Turning like a wheel dragging a heavy stone

A weight that ties you down that you will never own

Strange to see, a paper smile on thee

When once you moved and light the room

For us all to be

Now if I could be the sun I’d shine in your life

If I could be the rain, I’d rain from your eyes

And I’d wash away the emptiness you feel inside

Paul Weller May Love Travel With You

Wherever your mind wanders

While combing through the years

May love travel with you

Forever and without fear

Have grace to see the virtues

Give thanks to them sometimes

And love travel with you

Forever and all time

To a time

There’s no pitchers or batters

Only fine lines

All the geometry

And the grand design

While inside the wonders

Of a science so divine

What is there to change?

To a time

There’s no pitchers or batters

Only fine lines

All the geometry

And the grand design

While inside the wonders

Of a science so divine

What is there to change?

Hold steady in the twilight

While facing down the years

May love travel with you

Forever and all time

Paul Weller Birds

Lover, there will be another one

Who’ll hover over you beneath the sun

Tomorrow see the things that never come

Today

When you see me

Fly away without you

Shadow on the things you know

Feathers fall around you

And show you the way to go

It’s over, it’s over.

Nestled in your wings my little one

This special morning brings another sun

Tomorrow see the things that never come

Today

When you see me

Fly away without you

Shadow on the things you know

Feathers fall around you

And show you the way to go

It’s over, it’s over.

Paul Weller Bitterness Rising

Unfit to live in, just about fit to burst

Like the banks of a swollen river, as bitterness does its worst

Working on your feelings, eating you all up

You have to shed that shit to move on, let love carry you on up

(It’s just) bitterness rising, taking you off

Bitterness rising, you gotta shake those feelings off

Unfair to give in and never change its course

If you have the choice before you, you must take it with a force

Or the past will take you, keep you from the truth

As bitterness rises from the ashes of your youth

(It’s just) bitterness rising, taking you off

Bitterness rising, you gotta shake those feelings off

Moments in time, finding the space, to be what’cha wanna be

The things you never got, life you never had

The dreams that you once dreamed

Waiting your time, finding the space, to be what’cha wanna be

Well just be!

Or the past will take you, keep you from the truth

As bitterness rises from the ashes of your youth

(It’s just) bitterness rising, taking you off

Bitterness rising, you gotta shake those feelings off

Paul Weller Be Happy Children

Oh my loved ones

Look long into the night

Your daddy’s gone

But only for a while

And in the darkness

Of God’s great sky

Know my heart is always with you

And there’s really no need to cry

Come on

[Chorus:]

Think upon

Look along

Be happy children

Think upon

Look along

Be happy children

Sleep now, safe and tight

Think with such joy

Of what tomorrow might bring

Be happy children

For my love knows no limit

When it comes to loving you

And my heart is always with you

And I’m always on your side

Sleep now, safe and tight

Think with such joy

Of what tomorrow might bring

Be happy children

[Chorus x2]

Paul Weller Peacock Suit

I’ve got a grapefruit matter

It’s as sour as shit

I have no solutions

Better get used to it

I don’t need a ship to sail in stormy weather

I don’t need you to ruffle the feathers – of my Peacock Suit

I’m Narcissus in a puddle

In shop windows I gloat

Like a ball of fleece lining

In my camel skin coat

I don’t need a ship to sail in stormy weather

I don’t need you to ruffle the feathers – of my Peacock Suit

Did you think I should

Nemesis in a muddle

In a mirror I look

Like a streak of sheet lightnin’

In my rattleskin shoes

I don’t need a ship to sail in stormy weather

I don’t need you to ruffle the feathers – of my Peacock Suit

Did you think I should