John Rawlinson

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John Rawlinson

It's a dream I had forever
It's a hope that's been and gone
It's a longed for destination
That's taken me along
The narrow road of freedom
To end up being wrong
I should have listened harder
I should have given more
But no-one thanks a wise man
When he's knocking at your door
So send me onwards smiling
And wave your last goodbye

You gave me understanding
Instead I made you cry
If you're tasting something sweeter
It's a love that never dies.

I never meant to leave you
I should have hung around
I could have made life better
Or found some common ground
To find the inspiration
To want to carry on
But looking back is pointless
There's no circle to our lives
I have to go on living
Tho I guess you realise
That leaving without warning
Means cutting all our ties

You gave me understanding
Instead I made you cry
If you're tasting something sweeter
It's a love that never dies

Here's something for the memory
Here's what I'm giving back
Here's hoping that you'll miss me
That our lives can stay on track
I know you can't forgive me
Or say it's fine we're done
But tell me Darling really
Some of it was fun

You gave me understanding
Instead I made you cry
If you're tasting something sweeter
It's a love that never dies

A Love That Never Dies

I've done basement bars
Toured market towns
Seen the working man
Can't pay his round
I've known town halls full
And clubs that fold
Known sweet success
And girls grow old

So tell me you love me
That it'll work out fine
I've been singing the blues
Till the end of time
Yeah singing the blues
Ain't no place to hide
Cos singing the blues
Makes you hurt inside.

One thing I learned
Before you came along
Was to pay the rent
To do no wrong
Not to promise love
Or stay too long
Not to die from hope
Or try to love too strong.

So tell me you want me
That it'll work out fine
Because singing the blues
Ain't just keeping time
Singing the blues
Has made me see
That singing the blues
Came between you and me.

So gimme the chance
To make some amends
Forget about answers
They're never your friend
Take a step towards being
What our dreams never had
Before lies became shadows
Where believing once bled

So tell me you love me
And all of those things
That beats singing sad songs
And big diamond rings
Cos baby I love you
More than singing the blues
Yeah I love you Darling
More than singing the blues.

SINGING THE BLUES


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It's a dream I had forever
It's a hope that's been and gone
It's a longed for destination
That's taken me along
The narrow road of freedom
To end up being wrong
I should have listened harder
I should have given more
But no-one thanks a wise man
When he's knocking at your door
So send me onwards smiling
And wave your last goodbye

You gave me understanding
Instead I made you cry
If you're tasting something sweeter
It's a love that never dies.

I never meant to leave you
I should have hung around
I could have made life better
Or found some common ground
To find the inspiration
To want to carry on
But looking back is pointless
There's no circle to our lives
I have to go on living
Tho I guess you realise
That leaving without warning
Means cutting all our ties

You gave me understanding
Instead I made you cry
If you're tasting something sweeter
It's a love that never dies

Here's something for the memory
Here's what I'm giving back
Here's hoping that you'll miss me
That our lives can stay on track
I know you can't forgive me
Or say it's fine we're done
But tell me Darling really
Some of it was fun

You gave me understanding
Instead I made you cry
If you're tasting something sweeter
It's a love that never dies

A Love That Never Dies

I've done basement bars
Toured market towns
Seen the working man
Can't pay his round
I've known town halls full
And clubs that fold
Known sweet success
And girls grow old

So tell me you love me
That it'll work out fine
I've been singing the blues
Till the end of time
Yeah singing the blues
Ain't no place to hide
Cos singing the blues
Makes you hurt inside.

One thing I learned
Before you came along
Was to pay the rent
To do no wrong
Not to promise love
Or stay too long
Not to die from hope
Or try to love too strong.

So tell me you want me
That it'll work out fine
Because singing the blues
Ain't just keeping time
Singing the blues
Has made me see
That singing the blues
Came between you and me.

So gimme the chance
To make some amends
Forget about answers
They're never your friend
Take a step towards being
What our dreams never had
Before lies became shadows
Where believing once bled

So tell me you love me
And all of those things
That beats singing sad songs
And big diamond rings
Cos baby I love you
More than singing the blues
Yeah I love you Darling
More than singing the blues.

SINGING THE BLUES

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It's a dream I had forever
It's a hope that's been and gone
It's a longed for destination
That's taken me along
The narrow road of freedom
To end up being wrong
I should have listened harder
I should have given more
But no-one thanks a wise man
When he's knocking at your door
So send me onwards smiling
And wave your last goodbye

You gave me understanding
Instead I made you cry
If you're tasting something sweeter
It's a love that never dies.

I never meant to leave you
I should have hung around
I could have made life better
Or found some common ground
To find the inspiration
To want to carry on
But looking back is pointless
There's no circle to our lives
I have to go on living
Tho I guess you realise
That leaving without warning
Means cutting all our ties

You gave me understanding
Instead I made you cry
If you're tasting something sweeter
It's a love that never dies

Here's something for the memory
Here's what I'm giving back
Here's hoping that you'll miss me
That our lives can stay on track
I know you can't forgive me
Or say it's fine we're done
But tell me Darling really
Some of it was fun

You gave me understanding
Instead I made you cry
If you're tasting something sweeter
It's a love that never dies

A Love That Never Dies

I've done basement bars
Toured market towns
Seen the working man
Can't pay his round
I've known town halls full
And clubs that fold
Known sweet success
And girls grow old

So tell me you love me
That it'll work out fine
I've been singing the blues
Till the end of time
Yeah singing the blues
Ain't no place to hide
Cos singing the blues
Makes you hurt inside.

One thing I learned
Before you came along
Was to pay the rent
To do no wrong
Not to promise love
Or stay too long
Not to die from hope
Or try to love too strong.

So tell me you want me
That it'll work out fine
Because singing the blues
Ain't just keeping time
Singing the blues
Has made me see
That singing the blues
Came between you and me.

So gimme the chance
To make some amends
Forget about answers
They're never your friend
Take a step towards being
What our dreams never had
Before lies became shadows
Where believing once bled

So tell me you love me
And all of those things
That beats singing sad songs
And big diamond rings
Cos baby I love you
More than singing the blues
Yeah I love you Darling
More than singing the blues.

SINGING THE BLUES


About Me

Bio

I'm a Country ballad specialist working with local bands and vocalists and inspired by the likes of Bonnie Rait, Tyler Farr and Carrie Underwood

CV/History

Studied at Oxford University and have worked independently and on my own for over 25 years

Contact

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