RABBIT HOLE


IF I EVER ASK YOU WHO YOU’VE SLEPT WITH,

PLEASE DON’T TELL ME,

ALTHOUGH I’LL TRY TO BUG YOU ‘TIL YOU DO,

I KNOW THERE MUST HAVE BEEN A TIME BEFORE ME,

WHEN SOMEONE ELSE HAD TO DO


I’M IN THE RABBIT HOLE, IT ISN’T HELPFUL,

I’M SEARCHING FOR THE KEY

MY MINDS GOING TO PLACES IT’S GOT NO RIGHT TO BE

DOWN IN THE RABBIT HOLE – THIS STUPID JEALOUSY,

IS MAKING A FOOL OUT OF ME, MAKING A FOOL OUT OF ME,


DID YOU HAVE A BOYFRIEND, BUT WAS HE NICE?

BUT WAS HE AS NICE AS ME?

DID HE SHOW YOU PLACES THAT WE COULD NEVER SEE?

DID HE EVER PAINT YOUR PICTURE, OR WRITE LOVE POETRY

AND WHO’D WIN IN A FIGHT – ONLY TELL ME IF IT’S ME?


I’M IN THE RABBIT HOLE, I’M SEARCHING FOR THE KEY

MY MIND’S ASKING QUESTIONS THAT HAVE GOT NO RIGHT TO BE

DID HE SATISFY YOU, AND DO WE MATCH UP PHYSICALLY?

AND WHEN YOU WENT TO SLEEP, ALTHOUGH YOU DIDN’T KNOW ME –

WERE YOU STILL - DREAMING OF ME?


AND HAS HE WALKED ON LAND RESERVED FOR YOU AND ME?

AND ARE YOUR NAMES ALREADY CARVED UPON OUR TREE?

AND HOW TO RECLAIM DISPUTED TERRITORY?

TELL ME, WAS HE AS MUCH FUN AS ME?


I’M IN THE RABBIT HOLE, DOWN IN THE RABBIT HOLE

I’VE FALLEN DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE,


DOWN IN THE RABBIT HOLE,

BA NA NA, BA NA NA, BA NA NA,


AND IF YOU EVER ASK ME WHO I’VE SLEPT WITH,

I WON’T TELL YOU,

ALTHOUGH YOU’LL TRY TO BUG ME TIL I DO

WE’VE GOT TO CLIMB OUT OF THIS RABBIT HOLE

BECAUSE THERE’S NO ONE ELSE BUT YOU,

THERE’S NO ONE ELSE BUT YOU MY DEAR, NO ONE ELSE BUT YOU,

THERE’S NO ONE ELSE BUT YOU MY LOVE,

THERE’S NO ONE ELSE BUT YOU.



PHILOSOPHICAL MAN


DRIVING BACK TO LONDON ON A SPRING SUNDAY EVENING

WISHING I WAS STAYING IN THE PLACE I WAS LEAVING

SUNSET IN THE MIRROR IT LOOKS SO FINE

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE GET BACK TO THE WEEKLY GRIND


SWITCH TO AUTOMATIC, DRIVE THE WORLD FROM YOUR MIND

UTOPIA IS EASIER IF YOU FOLLOW THE SIGNS

THIS BRAVE NEW WORLD IS GETTING OUT OF HAND

TAKE THE BOY OUT OF THE CITY NOT THE COUNTRYSIDE OUT OF THE

MAN

AND I KNOW WHAT I AM, I’M A PHILOSOPHICAL MAN


AND THE SPEED CAMERA THAT TOOK MY PICTURE MADE ME FEEL SO

GRATEFUL

BECAUSE IT PROVED THAT I STILL EXISTED,

THINK I KNOW WHAT I AM, I’M A PHILOSOPHICAL MAN,


PUT YOUR FOOT DOWN BABY IF YOU KNOW WHERE YOU’RE GOING,

PUT YOUR FOOT DOWN BABY YOU’RE THE QUEEN OF THE ROAD,


BUT YOU’RE STUCK ON THE M25 OF THE SOUL

AND YOUR SATELLITE NAVIGATION SYSTEM IS BROKEN – BEEP BEEP

YEAH


DRIVING BACK TO LONDON ON A SPRING SUNDAY EVENING,

WISHING I WAS STAYING IN THE PLACE I WAS LEAVING,

ACCIDENTS DIVERSIONS AND EMERGENCY PLANS,

NOTHING’S GOING TO STOP ME I’M A HAMMERSMITH M4 MAN,

AND I THINK THEREFORE I AM A PHILOSOPHICAL MAN,


AND THE SPEED CAMERA THAT TOOK MY PICTURE

( OOH OHH LA LA LAS,)

MADE ME FEEL SO GOD DAMNED GRATEFUL THAT I STILL EXISTED

THINK I KNOW WHAT I AM, I’M A PHILOSOPHICAL MAN

THINK I KNOW WHAT I AM, I’M A PHILOSOPHICAL MAN

AND I THINK THEREFORE I AM A PHILOSOPHICAL MAN

AND I THINK THEREFORE I AM A PHILOSOPHICAL MAN



CONTROLLED EXPLOSIONS

CONTROLLED EXPLOSIONS, UNEXPLODED BOMBS

YOU’D WOULDN’T BELIEVE ME IF I TOLD YOU

DRY YOUR EYES, FORGET THOSE LIES

KNOCK THE DEVIL OFF YOUR SHOULDER


YOU’RE THE ONE, THERE’S NO SMOKING GUN

IT’S THE OLDEST TRICK IN THE BOOK HE SOLD YOU

DRY YOUR EYES, FORGET THOSE LIES

DON’T LET THAT SERPENT ENFOLD YOU


HE’S MAKING YOU MAD, HE’S MAKING YOU SAD

HE’S TRYING TO FILL YOUR MIND WITH DOUBT

BUT IT’S LOVE THAT’S WON,


AND OLD LEFT HAND HATE - IS DOWN FOR THE COUNT


ON THE BRINK, IT’S NOT WHAT YOU THINK

I COULDN’T STAND TO BE REJECTED

IT’S JUST A NAME OF AN OLD FLAME

WHOSE LINE’S IS DISCONNECTED


CONTROLLED EXPLOSIONS,

CONTROLLED EXPLOSIONS, BUP, OWWWWWW

ITS JUST THE NAME OF SOME OLD FLAME,


NOW I’VE KNOWN GIRLS BEFORE, BOTH BEAUTIFUL SO SWEET

I KEEP IN MY HEART WITH AFFECTION

BUT THEY WEREN’T BUILT TO LAST, THEY’RE ALL IN THE PAST

AND YOU’RE COMPLETE PERFECTION


CONTROLLED EXPLOSIONS, UNEXPLODED BOMBS

NOW I’M BEING INSPECTED

I DON’T MIND, WHATEVER YOU FIND

THOSE LINES ARE DISCONNECTED


YOU’RE THE ONE, THERE’S NO SMOKING GUN

I HAVEN’T WORN THIS SUIT SINCE 2001

COME BACK IN THE SUN, IT’S LOVE THAT’S WON AND

YOU’RE THE PERMANENT ONE

YOU’RE THE PERMANENT ONE

YOU’RE THE PERMANENT ONE



ANNE OF 1000 DAYS

I CARRIED ON WITH ANNA IN A SUICIDAL MANNER,

FOR A THOUSAND DAYS, A THOUSAND WAYS OF SELF-DESTRUCTION,

AND WHEN IT WAS ALL OVER I WAS LOOKING SO MUCH OLDER,

THAN MY TENDER AGE, MY LIFE WAS SAVED BY ANOTHER,


A REAL FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE WHO FED ME UP AND FATTENED ME,

TO TWICE MY SIZE, WITH APPLE PIES,

AND THE MILK OF HUMAN KINDNESS,

SO IMAGINE WHAT A SHOCK I GOT WHEN THINGS TURNED OUT TO BE

NOT QUITE AS THEY’D FIRST SEEMED,

SHE ONLY WANTED ME FOR THE POT,


AND FATHER, IF YOU KNEW WHY DIDN’T YOU TELL ME?

WHY DID YOU LET ME FALL INTO THOSE TRAPS?

‘CAUSE STILL, I’M NOT ANY WISER,

AND AS SOON AS I GET OUT OF HERE I’M GOING STRAIGHT BACK!


BACK TO BEING A SINGLE MAN WITH SINGLE THOUGHTS

AND SINGLE PLANS, AND SINGLE FRIENDS,

AND LONELY NIGHTS THAT NEVER END,

BACK TO ALL THOSE SINGLE’S BARS WITH LUSTFUL THOUGHTS

AND LONELY HEARTS AND DESPERATE DATES,

SHE’S THREE HOURS LATE, BUT MAYBE SHE’LL STILL COME,


BUT FATHER, IF YOU KNEW, WHY DIDN’T YOU TELL ME?

HOW COULD YOU LET ME GET INTO THIS STATE?

WHEN JUST A PRIVATE WORD COULD HAVE SET ME STRAIGHT,

BUT OH NO! AND NOW IT’S MUCH TOO LATE,


I’M GOING OUT TO FIND A LIGHT

WHO WON’T BURN DOWN THE HOUSE TONIGHT, A GENTLE FLAME,


NOT ANOTHER STICK OF DYNAMITE,

A LITTLE ROMAN CANDLE’S ABOUT ALL THAT I CAN HANDLE,

IF SHE’S SAFE TO HOLD, AND SHE WON’T EXPLODE IN MY FACE


AND FATHER, IF YOU KNEW WHY DIDN’T YOU TELL ME?

WHY DID YOU LET ME FALL INTO THOSE TRAPS?

‘CAUSE STILL, I’M NOT ANY WISER,

AND AS SOON AS I GET OUT OF HERE I’M GOING STRAIGHT BACK!!!



NEAR ME


IF I TALK TOO LOUDLY, IF I PLAY THE FOOL

IF I SAY SOME STUPID THINGS, I’M JUST HAPPY TO BE NEAR YOU,

PEOPLE COME AND GO, I WONDER IF THEY KNOW

THEY’RE INVISIBLE TO ME?

YOU’RE THE ONLY LIGHT I SEE


ALL MY MEMORIES JUST FADE, AND MY NIGHTMARES GO AWAY

YOU MAKE MY NIGHTMARES GO AWAY

MY FOOLISH HEART IS TORN APART,

THAT’S WHAT IT MEANS TO LOVE YOU,

I NEED YOU NEAR ME ALL THE TIME


IF I’M OUT OF TOUCH, AND I SLEEP TOO MUCH

STAY IN BED TIL HALF PAST THREE

WOULD YOU STAY IN TOUCH WITH ME?

AND WHEN I LOSE MY GRASP, AND I’M FADING FAST

AND THERE’S NO REALITY,

THOSE DREAMS ARE REAL ENOUGH TO ME,


THY KINGDOM COME, IT SHALL BE DONE ON EARTH

LIKE IT IS IN HEAVEN,


MY FOOLISH HEART IS TORN APART, THAT’S WHAT IT MEANS TO

LOVE YOU

I WANT YOU NEAR ME ALL THE TIME,

TO FEEL YOU NEAR ME ALL THE TIME,

I NEED YOU NEAR ME ALL THE TIME,


SOLO


ALL MY MEMORIES JUST FADE, AND MY NIGHTMARES GO AWAY,

YOU MAKE MY NIGHTMARES GO AWAY,

MY FOOLISH HEART IS TORN APART,

THAT’S WHAT IT MEANS TO LOVE YOU,

I NEED YOU NEAR ME ALL THE TIME,

TO FEEL YOU NEAR ME ALL THE TIME,

I WANT YOU NEAR ME ALL THE TIME,



SOMETHING ABOUT YOU GIRL

SEEMS LIKE A FUNNY THING TO DO

TO SAY THOSE WORDS, ‘I LOVE YOU’

AND IT SOUNDS LIKE SUCH A CLUMSY THING TO SAY

BUT IF IT WORKS THEN ITS OK


AND THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT YOU GIRL

AND I WANT YOU AROUND,

NOT JUST TODAY, NOT JUST TOMORROW, BUT FOREVER

YEAH THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT YOU THAT’S SO RARELY FOUND

AND I DON’T WANNA LOSE IT

‘CAUSE YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL TO ME, BEAUTIFUL TO ME

AND THEY SAY IT ONLY HAPPENS ONCE, AND NO IT’S HAPPENING TO

ME

YEAH THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT YOU GIRL AND I WANT YOU

AROUND,


I LOVE THE PRETTY CLOTHES YOU WEAR,

I EVEN LOVE THE COLOURS THAT YOU DYE YOUR HAIR,

I DON’T BELIEVE IT, I CAN’T BELIEVE IT,

SOMETIMES I WAKE UP TO MAKE SURE YOU’RE STILL THERE,


BECAUSE THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT YOU GIRL,

AND I WANT YOU AROUND,

NOT JUST TODAY, NOT JUST TOMORROW, BUT FOREVER,

YEAH THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT YOU THAT’S SO RARELY FOUND,

AND I DON’T WANNA LOSE IT,


‘CAUSE YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL TO ME, BEAUTIFUL TO ME

AND THEY SAY IT ONLY HAPPENS ONCE, AND NO IT’S HAPPENING TO

ME,

AND THEY SAY IT ONLY HAPPENS ONCE AND NOW IT’S HAPPENING TO

ME,

YEAH THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT YOU GIRL AND I WANT YOU AROUND


SOLO


SOMETHING ABOUT YOU GIRL, SOMETHING ABOUT YOU GIRL

SOMETHING ABOUT YOU GIRL AND I WANT YOU AROUND

YEAH THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT YOU GIRL

AND I WANT YOU AROUND,

NOT JUST TODAY, NOT JUST TOMORROW, BUT FOREVER

YEAH THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT YOU THAT’S SO RARELY FOUND

AND I DON’T WANNA LOSE IT

SOMETHING ABOUT YOU GIRL, SOMETHING ABOUT YOU GIRL

SOMETHING ABOUT YOU GIRL AND I WANT YOU AROUND


REPEAT...



HOW DO YOU TURN A FRIEND INTO A LOVER?

HOW DO YOU TURN A FRIEND INTO A LOVER

WITHOUT LOSING A FRIEND?

HOW DO YOU LET HER KNOW YOUR HEART IS ACHING

WITH A LOVE THAT HAS NO END?

WISH I COULD HARNESS THE POWER OF THE OCEAN,

DRAW DOWN LIGHTNING FROM THE SKY

IT’S LIKE TRYING TO DEFUSE AN UNEXPLODED BOMB

PLEASE GUIDE MY HAND


HOW DO YOU TURN A FRIEND INTO A LOVER

IT’S NOT A GAME, IT’S NOT A GAME?

AND EVERYTHING IS NOT FAIR IN LOVE AND WAR

IT HAS TO BE TRUTHFULLY GAINED

I NEVER MEANT TO MISLEAD YOU, I’M SO ASHAMED, SO ASHAMED

BUT I’VE BEEN CARRYING THIS ANVIL IN MY HEART

FOR SO LONG, FOR SO LONG,


SHE ASKS FOR MY OPINION ABOUT A BOY THAT SHE LIKES

I RUN HIM DOWN, CALL HIM A CLOWN

ALTHOUGH HE’S PROBABLY TWICE THE MAN I’LL EVER BE

OH BUT PLEASE LET IT BE ME, OH BUT PLEASE LET IT BE ME


ONCE YOU’VE SAID IT IT’S OUT THERE

AND THERE’S NO GOING BACK

IF YOU’RE RIGHT THEN YOU’RE RIGHT

THEN THERE’S SO MUCH LIGHT

BUT IF YOU’RE WRONG, WHAT IF YOU’RE WRONG?


I MAKE A JOKE BUT I REALLY MEAN IT

LET’S RUN AWAY TO GRETNA GREEN

I WANT TO KISS YOUR LIPS FOREVER


LIKE I DO IN MY DREAMS, LIKE I DO IN MY DREAMS

LIKE I DO IN MY DREAMS, LIKE I DO IN MY DREAMS



THE GIRL FROM RENO


IF YOU MARRY A GIRL FROM RENO

IT WON’T LAST TOO LONG

YOU HATE HER WHEN SHE’S LEAVING,

BUT YOU’LL MISS HER WHEN SHE’S GONE,


YOU CRAWL HOME LATE ONE EVENING,

REALISE THAT SOMETHING’S WRONG,

YOU GET THAT SINKING FEELING,

NOTHING’S THERE WHERE IT BELONGS,


HER WEDDING RING IS ON YOUR PILLOW,

IT’S JUST A STUPID BAND OF GOLD

AND NOW THIS NEW YORK CITY SUMMER,

SUDDENLY IT SEEMS SO COLD, SUDDENLY IT SEEMS SO COLD


THE GIRL FROM RENO, THE GIRL FROM RENO IS GOING HOME


HER WEDDING RING IS ON YOUR PILLOW,

IT’S JUST A STUPID BAND OF GOLD


YOU’LL NEVER LOVE THAT GIRL FROM RENO,

YOU’VE LOST YOUR GIRL FROM RENO,

YOU’VE BLOWN IT WITH THAT GIRL FROM RENO,

YOU’LL NEVER HAVE THAT GIRL FROM RENO

YOU’LL NEVER LOVE THAT GIRL FROM RENO,

YOU’VE LOST THAT GIRL FROM RENO,

YOU’VE LOST THAT GIRL FROM RENO,

THE GIRL FROM RENO, THE GIRL FROM RENO


IS GOING HOME,



SOUTH OF HEAVEN


SHORT OF INTIMATE – THAT’S WHAT WE ARE

JUST SOUTH OF HEAVEN – WE DON’T MAKE IT THAT FAR

THE CONVERSATION DRIFTS AWAY

I’D GIVE MY LIFE TO MAKE YOU STAY,


SOUTH OF HEAVEN – OR SO IT SEEMS

EACH DISAPPOINTMENT CAN’T DIMINISH THESE DREAMS

YOU KISS MY CHEEK AND SAY GOOD NIGHT

I WATCH UNTIL YOU’RE OUT OF SIGHT,


SO CINEMATIC, SO BITTER SWEET,

HER FOOTSTEPS FADE ON AN EMPTY STREET


SOUTH OF HEAVEN – THAT’S WHAT WE ARE

THOSE CONSTELLATIONS SEEMED SO NEAR NOW SO FAR

WHO TURNED THE TELESCOPE AROUND,

AND DROPPED THE STARS BACK ON THE GROUND?


NO HAPPY ENDINGS, NO TURNING BACK,

THIS WHOLE LOVE SCENE IS BEGINNING TO CRACK,

SO CINEMATIC, SO BITTER SWEET,

THIS STAR-CROSSED SCRIPT IS INCOMPLETE,


BUT IF I KEEP WISHING ON THOSE STARS

THE PLANETS WILL ALIGN

BUT THEY’RE TAKING THEIR TIME,

AND THEN THERE’LL BE A REWRITE OF THAT LAST SCENE

AND WE’LL GET TO SPEAK THOSE LINES

BUT THEY’RE CUTTING IT FINE


SHORT OF INTIMATE – THAT’S WHAT WE ARE

JUST SOUTH OF HEAVEN – WE DON’T MAKE IT THAT FAR

THE CONVERSATIONS DRIFTS AWAY

I’D GIVE MY LIFE IF ONLY YOU WOULD STAY


NO HAPPY ENDINGS, NO TURNING BACK

THIS UNIVERSE IS BEGINNING TO CRACK

SO CINEMATIC, SO BITTER SWEET

THE CREDITS ROLL ON AN EMPTY STREET


SHORT OF INTIMATE – THAT’S WHAT WE ARE,

JUST SOUTH OF HEAVEN – WE DON’T MAKE IT THAT FAR

THE CONVERSATION DRIFTS AWAY,

I’D GIVE MY LIFE TO MAKE YOU STAY


ALL SONGS © JOHN MOORE 2017