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Lyrics – In The Quiet Corners Of My Mind2019-04-03T15:05:28+00:00

1) Interlude.

The bird of youth had sung so sweetly by my side Then spread its wings to fly away.
And chase my footsteps down some old familiar road.
And trace the friends of yesterday.

2) Younger Days

When I was young the world to me,
Was a funny face and a three leg race,
and a cheeky bird I used to see,
Hiding out there in our mulberry tree,
When I was young the world was such a simple place.

Just a sleepy head when the sun went down,
On a toothy grin and a sunburnt chin,
And a yellow moon hanging from the sky. REFRAIN

So sweet were my younger days,
I never thought they’d ever slip away,
I never seemed to notice they were marching on,
Until I looked one day,
And they were gone.

When I was young the world to me,
Was the sun in the sky and an apple pie,
And a puppy dog who ran along,
Wagging his tail in front of me,
When I was young the world was such a simple place

Just a story book and a goodnight kiss,
The summer time and that hand in mine,
And a yellow moon hanging from the sky. REFRAIN

And the story book and the goodnight kiss,
The summer time and that hand in mine,
And the yellow moon hanging from the sky,
The sleepy head when the sun went down,
On a toothy grin and that sunburnt chin,
And the yellow moon hanging from the sky.

3) My Old Town

There is a place that seems to call me,
No matter where I go,
A place I knew so long ago I’d like to wander down the streets again,
And throw away my shoes,
Maybe call and see some people I once knew.

If I could only see the places where we used to stop,
To have a hasty sandwich from the corner shop,
The I am sure the daily troubles,
of this silly old conceited world,
Would never find the time to get me down, no,
For things were kinda nice in my old town.

And there’s a spot just up the river,
Where the gang would always be,
Perhaps they still remember me,
Perhaps I’d find a girl I used to know,
And rent an old canoe,
We could drift along and sing a song or two.

If I could only see the old school yard,
Where we used to play,
Peering out the windows on a rainy day,
Then I am sure the daily troubles,
of this silly old conceited world,
Would never find the time to get me down, no,
For things were kind of nice in my old home town.

If I could only see the places where we used to stop,
To have a hasty sandwich from the corner shop,
Then I am sure the daily troubles,
of this silly old conceited world,
Would never find the time to get me down, no,
For things were kind of nice in my old home town.

4) 2nd Interlude

These strange bewildered songs,
that crept into my heart,
With just the mention of her name,
That first impatient love grew wild in me,
But left as quickly as it came.

5) Melody Brown

Standing at the station at a quarter to three,
Knowing she will be on the train and waiting for me,
Borrowed three dollars from the family dresser,
Got a packet of fags and I am out to impress her,
We can stroll through the city,
Maybe take in a movie,
The fellas will be jealous of me,
‘Cause when they see the girl that is walking beside me,
They will be wondering who on earth it can be,

Melody Brown, Melody Brown,
How did I live without Melody Brown,
I was like a pebble in the sand out there,
I was like a shadow in the dark somewhere,
Melody Brown, oh Melody Brown, My world revolves around her, so,
Who would I turn to what would I do,
If she ever let me down.

Sitting in the park and throwing stones in the river,
Telling her the things that I would be willing to give her,
Sharing the last of a strawberry soda,
Maybe fixing her up for the kisses I owed her,
Gotta keep an eye open for anything different,
There is no telling what it might be,
Cause I know that half the fellas in town,
Are trying to take her from me,

Melody Brown, Melody Brown,
How did I live without Melody Brown,
I was like a pebble on the shore somewhere,
I was like a shadow in the dark somewhere,
Melody Brown, oh Melody Brown,
My world revolves around her, so,
Who would I turn to what would I do,
If she ever let me down.

6) It Was Good While it Lasted

So long, girl, I’m leaving you behind,
It seems that other things are on my mind,
We’ve had a good love, I know,
Seems a pity after all we’ve done,
Just to go and leave it all behind,
But there’s a lot of the world I haven’t seen,
And I would like to see it.

Don’t try girl to understand me now,
It isn’t going to change me anyhow,
I’ve always longed to go,
Everywhere that the wind is leading me, so,
All we can really say is,
That it was good while it lasted.

Think of the happy days we’ve had,
We don’t want to have to watch them going bad,
So goodbye girl I’m leaving you behind,
You see these other things,
Are on my mind.

We’ve had a good love,
I know, It’s a pity after all we’ve done,
Just to go and leave it all behind But it was good while it lasted.
Oh oh oh oh ohh It was good while it lasted

Oh oh oh oh ohh It was good while it lasted

7) Interlude 3

The city lights had shone much brighter for me then,
They drew me there to chase my dreams,
To find the world that I depended on,
Was not exactly what it seemed.

8) Sometime Bigtime

Sunday, Sunday, seems no different from Monday,
Nights come and nights go,
They’re all the same from our window,
The tenements you pay the rent,
You call them your own home.

The fertiliser factory with a smell of its own,
The dirty little alleys, Where you never, ever wander alone,
Sun up, sun down,
Our debts go up,
And our hopes come down,
I try here and I try there,
And no-one knows me,
And no-one cares.

Take no notice of the humble beginnings,
We’re going to live with the best one day,
Sometime bigtime’s gonna come a’lookin’ my way.

So they can tell me today,
To go running away,
And it won’t really matter,
This is not the way,
It’s always gonna be,
I’m humming and strumming and coming along,
And it’s easy to see,
That one of these days they’re gonna to be working for me,
So listen, pretty woman,
don’t you walk out and leave me,
I’ll give you everything you want one day,
‘Cos sometime bigtime’s gonna come a’lookin my way.

So they can tell me today,
To go running away,
And it won’t really matter,
This is not the way,
It’s always gonna be,
I’m humming and strumming and coming along,
And it’s easy to see,
That one of these days they’re gonna to be working for me,
So listen, pretty woman,
don’t you walk out and leave me,
I’ll give you everything you want one day,
‘Cos sometime bigtime’s gonna come a’lookin my way.
Sometime bigtime’s gonna come a’lookin my way

9) State of Mind

Yes there was a time,
I thought that love was something deep inside,
Something more or less within ourselves,
That couldn’t be denied,
And I thought anything could happen,
Our tomorrows could be gone,
But the feelings deep inside us would go on.

I suppose I must have heard the tale,
A thousand times before,
Of this love that comes to each of us,
To last forever more,
And so it’s really no surprise,
After hearing how it ought to be,
That I really thought you’d go on wanting me.

Now I see your love was just a game,
I’ll go on living just the same,
There’s nothing else for me to do,
Now I’ll have the sense to save my time,
I’ll leave my foolish days behind,
‘Cause loving you has made me wiser,
Made me stop to realise, and,
Now I see it very clearly,
Love is just a state of mind.

I used to think I’d always have you standing by my side,
‘Cause I thought the feelings in you,
were too strong to be denied,
And I thought anything could happen,
our tomorrows could be gone,
But the feelings deep inside us would go on.

Now I see your love was just a lie,
I’ll go on living till I die,
Perhaps I’ll even get to like it,
Now I’ll light my lamp and drink my wine,
I’ll leave my foolish days behind,
‘Cause loving you has made me wiser,
Made me stop to realise, and,
Now I see it very clearly,
Love is just a state of mind.

Now I see your love was just a game,
I’ll go on living just the same,
‘Cause loving you has made me wiser,
Made me stop to realise, and,
Now I see it very clearly,
Love is just a state of mind.

Now I know your love was nothing,
but a lie and I’ll tell you why,
Now I’ve got the sense to realise,
what was there before my eyes.

10) It’s a Hard World

I come into the city with nothing,
Hoping that one day the front doors of fortune would open,
And I’d taste of things I never tasted before.

I come into this city with nothing but yearning,
But slowly the fires within me stopped burning,
When I found out things I should have found our before.

It’s a hard world where no-one knows you,
And no-one bothers to look your way,
Unless they want something,
Unless they need something,
Unless they see a laugh or two,
It’s a hard world where no-one wants you,
And no-one gives you the time of day,
So you can run around and chase your dreams,
But you will never find a friend that way.

I see people like me with nothing,
Fighting their way through the jungle of bright neon lighting,
Searching for something they’re never likely to find,
I see people like me alone and forsaken,
Who thought the good things were there for the taking,
But found the good things had gone and left them behind.

REPEAT CHORUS

11) Interlude 4

I see a wiser man who realised at last,
That life held things that matter more,
Than all the riches I had once desired,
And all the dreams I’d waited for.

12) Leave It All Behind

You’re hanging around here counting the planes going overhead,
Thinking that you might as well be dead,
But you’re trying to pretend that you’re really enjoying it,
Hanging ‘round here isn’t going to do you a bit of good,
The world doesn’t treat you like you thought it would,
So there’s nothing to gain by just sitting ‘round waiting,
Maybe wasting your whole life away.

CHORUS
So come away,
why don’t you leave it all behind you?
We can run away,
We can make believe the world has just begun today,
We’ll be better off to live without the hurrying, the scurrying,
The cheating and the worrying.

I mightn’t look much,
Just a bob a job and dungaree man,
Trying hard to be what I am,
And it’s easy to see we’ve got so much in common,
I can show you a place,
Nothing fancy but it’s special to me,
And things are just what you’d expect them to be,
And it’s so clear to me that you would never regret it,
So come, and let me take you away.

REPEAT CHORUS

13) As Long as I’ve Got You.

Every day I’m hearing things that shouldn’t be,
Seeing things around me that I shouldn’t see,
Seems to me the world’s a funny place,
A smile upon a face,
Can hide a friend or an enemy.

People run around trying to get everything,
Tryin’ like mad not to miss out on anything,
But the things that are going on,
Are of little interest to me.

As long as I’ve got you, Girl,
as long as I’ve got you, Girl,
I know when I’ve got you,
Your tender love is all I need to see me through.

Doesn’t really matter if you’re rich or not,
They only seem to notice what you haven’t got,
Seems to me that life has changed its pace,
It’s turned into a race,
It’s not the simple thing it ought to be, so,

Let them run around trying to get everything,
Let them do their best not to miss out on anything,
The things that are going on are of little interest to me.

REPEAT CHORUS

14) Tomorrow

Now you’ve got the kind of life you always wanted,
Still I see a sadness lingers on,
For love that’s comes your way is just like the day,
Will it soon be gone?

Tomorrow, maybe sorrow,
Will come running down our shaded avenue,
For who knows the things that the break of a new day, Can bring?
But tomorrow, we can borrow the happiness we had, Another day,
For there’ll always be a part,
Of this happiness left in our hearts.

REFRAIN

Maybe it will be the kind of day we’ve always wanted,
I don’t know, Could it be the kind of day we’ve waited for?
Maybe so.

So don’t you cry, girl,
Goodbye, girl is just a thing that happens now and then,
So trust in me now,
And I’ll promise you, girl,
That we’ll see through tomorrow somehow.

We’ll see through tomorrow somehow.

15) In the Quiet Corners of My Mind

The bird of youth had sung so sweetly by my side,
Then spread its wings to fly away,
And chase my footsteps down some old familiar road,
And trace the friends of yesterday.

Those strange bewildered songs that crept into my heart,
With just the mention of her name,
That first impatient love grew wild in me,
And left as quickly as it came.

CHORUS
In the quiet corners of my mind,
These are things I see,
In the quiet corners of my mind,
The treasured moments of my life,
Wait for me.

The city lights had shone much brighter for me then,
They drew me there to chase my dreams,
To find the world that I depended on,
Was not exactly what it seemed.

CHORUS
In the quiet corners of my mind,
These are things I see,
In the quiet corners of my mind,
The sadder moments of my life,
Wait for me.

I see a wiser man who realised at last,
That life held things that matter more,
Than all the riches I had once desired,
And all the dreams I’d waited for.

CHORUS
In the quiet corners of my mind,
These are things I see,
In the quiet corners of my mind,
The bitter sweetness of my life,
Waits for me.

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