Sycamore

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Sycamore

Can’t you see?
You’re a prisoner who holds the key,
Break your twisted chains and leave with me,
So, we can run - be wild and free

Take my hand,
And together we will make a stand,
Push against the grains of falling sand,
‘Til we have reached our promised land

Though it’s hard to trust, yet you must, or you will find
That the fear you hold will unfold and fill your mind

Have no doubt,
All I want to do is scream and shout,
But I’ve understood the rules throughout,
So, I will stay, and play them out

Though it’s hard to trust, yet I must, or I will find
That the fear I hold will unfold and fill my mind

Time to choose.
How can right and wrong feel so confused?
Since your fragile heart is scarred and bruised,
If you can’t win, then I will lose
If you can’t win, then I will lose

The Fear we Hold

There were never any secrets
You always chose to play an open hand
By my side, you forgave me when I lied
Just why, I didn’t understand.

Then I chose a different journey.
Lost the closeness of your healing touch.
Couldn’t see how blind my eyes could be.
Back then, I never thought that much.


Chorus
I know if I returned, the door would swing open
And everything I tasted would be good.
There’s so much about my life that’s lost and broken
So, why did I turn my back and walk away?
{Last time} Just what keeps me here? Why do I stay?


V2
Took the short cut to that city
A path well trodden, smooth and twice as wide
Saw the sights and climbed to dizzy heights
Urged on by thousands at my side.

Soon a steady realisation
The aftertaste of fear and deep, dark shame
No true light, each day as black as night
Each act – a pleasure laced with pain.

Bridge
What’s stopping me, from going home?
Who chose to walk this lonely road?
Why can’t I leave this heavy load?

If I returned

The pace of life is frantic
The pressure’s building up
I’m running here, I’m racing there,
It never seems to stop
But now I’ve found an outlet
A small way to survive,
When I get up on that dance floor
It makes me come alive

Chorus:
I can hear the music
I can feel the beat
I can see the rhythm
Running to my feet
It’s coursing through my body
Deep into my soul
You can’t stop me dancing
I’m taking back control

I’m starting work each Monday
I feel light on my feet
I’m running here, I’m racing there
I’m floating through the week
‘Cause every Friday evening
My small way to survive
Is to get up on that dance floor
And oh I come alive

Bridge:
Oh I love the dancing,
Thank you for the dancing
How I love the dancing
X3
O I love the dancing,
Thank you for the dancing

You can't stop me dancing


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Can’t you see?
You’re a prisoner who holds the key,
Break your twisted chains and leave with me,
So, we can run - be wild and free

Take my hand,
And together we will make a stand,
Push against the grains of falling sand,
‘Til we have reached our promised land

Though it’s hard to trust, yet you must, or you will find
That the fear you hold will unfold and fill your mind

Have no doubt,
All I want to do is scream and shout,
But I’ve understood the rules throughout,
So, I will stay, and play them out

Though it’s hard to trust, yet I must, or I will find
That the fear I hold will unfold and fill my mind

Time to choose.
How can right and wrong feel so confused?
Since your fragile heart is scarred and bruised,
If you can’t win, then I will lose
If you can’t win, then I will lose

The Fear we Hold

There were never any secrets
You always chose to play an open hand
By my side, you forgave me when I lied
Just why, I didn’t understand.

Then I chose a different journey.
Lost the closeness of your healing touch.
Couldn’t see how blind my eyes could be.
Back then, I never thought that much.


Chorus
I know if I returned, the door would swing open
And everything I tasted would be good.
There’s so much about my life that’s lost and broken
So, why did I turn my back and walk away?
{Last time} Just what keeps me here? Why do I stay?


V2
Took the short cut to that city
A path well trodden, smooth and twice as wide
Saw the sights and climbed to dizzy heights
Urged on by thousands at my side.

Soon a steady realisation
The aftertaste of fear and deep, dark shame
No true light, each day as black as night
Each act – a pleasure laced with pain.

Bridge
What’s stopping me, from going home?
Who chose to walk this lonely road?
Why can’t I leave this heavy load?

If I returned

The pace of life is frantic
The pressure’s building up
I’m running here, I’m racing there,
It never seems to stop
But now I’ve found an outlet
A small way to survive,
When I get up on that dance floor
It makes me come alive

Chorus:
I can hear the music
I can feel the beat
I can see the rhythm
Running to my feet
It’s coursing through my body
Deep into my soul
You can’t stop me dancing
I’m taking back control

I’m starting work each Monday
I feel light on my feet
I’m running here, I’m racing there
I’m floating through the week
‘Cause every Friday evening
My small way to survive
Is to get up on that dance floor
And oh I come alive

Bridge:
Oh I love the dancing,
Thank you for the dancing
How I love the dancing
X3
O I love the dancing,
Thank you for the dancing

You can't stop me dancing

I think about the past much more
Now my future’s not so clear,
The years no longer stretch before me,
My present’s blurred with angry tears.

You said we’d cherish every day,
Freeze each moment, hold it tight,
Your camera captured our whole story,
Days full of laughter, Hollywood nights.

Chorus:
I don’t want to be just a memory to you,
Not just a girl you used to know, drifting out of view.
I’ll fade like old photos if you leave me, so please stay,
Let’s make more sweet memories,
Together, always.

You took me to a gallery,
Filled with pictures from the past,
My heart hung heavy with each painting,
I knew this day would be our last.

Bridge:
Don’t leave me in your history
Where looking back is all you do,
Nostalgia is the place you hide,
Why are you so scared of looking forward too?

Sweet Memories

She hears those words again today,
They cut inside her heart.
They sting so sharp behind her eyes
And rip her soul apart.

Her head so low, her eyes downcast
And still they burrow in.
They’re shrinking every part of her,
So tight beneath her skin.

Pre-chorus
But if you listen carefully
You’ll hear a tiny voice inside her cry…

Chorus
‘I want to run away from here
To be set free, to feel fresh air.
Release me so that I can fly
Far, far away to a cloudless sky.
For hidden deep inside of me
Is the person I was meant to be.’

She’s silenced by one look, one stare,
She yearns to be alone.
She needs a place to be herself,
A place to feel like home.

Pre-chorus
And if you listen carefully
You’ll hear a tiny voice inside her cry…

chorus

Bridge
Who’s going to say enough’s enough
And recognize the gravity?
Who’s breaking down that wall of lies
To stop another tragedy?

Deep Inside

If I could have that time again,
I’d take you to the headland.
We’d chatter on of life and love
As ships passed by below.
If I could have that time again,
I’d listen to your stories.
Find comfort in your velvet voice,
Its gentle ebb and flow.

Chorus:
I want to push back every wave
To turn back all the clocks,
But time has come and time has gone,
The tides never stop.

If I could have that time again
I’d ask, ‘Do you remember?’
We’d dive deep to the ocean bed
Where memories were clear.
If I could have that time again
We’d sit in salty silence.
I’d close my eyes, breathe in your scent
And breathe out all my fear.

Bridge:
For every day I’m losing you, just a little more,
Your fingertips are out of reach, you’re drifting from the shore.
Your face is fading in and out, the mist obscures your smile,
Each time I sail towards you, you’re further than before.

The tides never stop

My Uploads

Can’t you see?
You’re a prisoner who holds the key,
Break your twisted chains and leave with me,
So, we can run - be wild and free

Take my hand,
And together we will make a stand,
Push against the grains of falling sand,
‘Til we have reached our promised land

Though it’s hard to trust, yet you must, or you will find
That the fear you hold will unfold and fill your mind

Have no doubt,
All I want to do is scream and shout,
But I’ve understood the rules throughout,
So, I will stay, and play them out

Though it’s hard to trust, yet I must, or I will find
That the fear I hold will unfold and fill my mind

Time to choose.
How can right and wrong feel so confused?
Since your fragile heart is scarred and bruised,
If you can’t win, then I will lose
If you can’t win, then I will lose

The Fear we Hold

There were never any secrets
You always chose to play an open hand
By my side, you forgave me when I lied
Just why, I didn’t understand.

Then I chose a different journey.
Lost the closeness of your healing touch.
Couldn’t see how blind my eyes could be.
Back then, I never thought that much.


Chorus
I know if I returned, the door would swing open
And everything I tasted would be good.
There’s so much about my life that’s lost and broken
So, why did I turn my back and walk away?
{Last time} Just what keeps me here? Why do I stay?


V2
Took the short cut to that city
A path well trodden, smooth and twice as wide
Saw the sights and climbed to dizzy heights
Urged on by thousands at my side.

Soon a steady realisation
The aftertaste of fear and deep, dark shame
No true light, each day as black as night
Each act – a pleasure laced with pain.

Bridge
What’s stopping me, from going home?
Who chose to walk this lonely road?
Why can’t I leave this heavy load?

If I returned

The pace of life is frantic
The pressure’s building up
I’m running here, I’m racing there,
It never seems to stop
But now I’ve found an outlet
A small way to survive,
When I get up on that dance floor
It makes me come alive

Chorus:
I can hear the music
I can feel the beat
I can see the rhythm
Running to my feet
It’s coursing through my body
Deep into my soul
You can’t stop me dancing
I’m taking back control

I’m starting work each Monday
I feel light on my feet
I’m running here, I’m racing there
I’m floating through the week
‘Cause every Friday evening
My small way to survive
Is to get up on that dance floor
And oh I come alive

Bridge:
Oh I love the dancing,
Thank you for the dancing
How I love the dancing
X3
O I love the dancing,
Thank you for the dancing

You can't stop me dancing

I think about the past much more
Now my future’s not so clear,
The years no longer stretch before me,
My present’s blurred with angry tears.

You said we’d cherish every day,
Freeze each moment, hold it tight,
Your camera captured our whole story,
Days full of laughter, Hollywood nights.

Chorus:
I don’t want to be just a memory to you,
Not just a girl you used to know, drifting out of view.
I’ll fade like old photos if you leave me, so please stay,
Let’s make more sweet memories,
Together, always.

You took me to a gallery,
Filled with pictures from the past,
My heart hung heavy with each painting,
I knew this day would be our last.

Bridge:
Don’t leave me in your history
Where looking back is all you do,
Nostalgia is the place you hide,
Why are you so scared of looking forward too?

Sweet Memories

She hears those words again today,
They cut inside her heart.
They sting so sharp behind her eyes
And rip her soul apart.

Her head so low, her eyes downcast
And still they burrow in.
They’re shrinking every part of her,
So tight beneath her skin.

Pre-chorus
But if you listen carefully
You’ll hear a tiny voice inside her cry…

Chorus
‘I want to run away from here
To be set free, to feel fresh air.
Release me so that I can fly
Far, far away to a cloudless sky.
For hidden deep inside of me
Is the person I was meant to be.’

She’s silenced by one look, one stare,
She yearns to be alone.
She needs a place to be herself,
A place to feel like home.

Pre-chorus
And if you listen carefully
You’ll hear a tiny voice inside her cry…

chorus

Bridge
Who’s going to say enough’s enough
And recognize the gravity?
Who’s breaking down that wall of lies
To stop another tragedy?

Deep Inside

If I could have that time again,
I’d take you to the headland.
We’d chatter on of life and love
As ships passed by below.
If I could have that time again,
I’d listen to your stories.
Find comfort in your velvet voice,
Its gentle ebb and flow.

Chorus:
I want to push back every wave
To turn back all the clocks,
But time has come and time has gone,
The tides never stop.

If I could have that time again
I’d ask, ‘Do you remember?’
We’d dive deep to the ocean bed
Where memories were clear.
If I could have that time again
We’d sit in salty silence.
I’d close my eyes, breathe in your scent
And breathe out all my fear.

Bridge:
For every day I’m losing you, just a little more,
Your fingertips are out of reach, you’re drifting from the shore.
Your face is fading in and out, the mist obscures your smile,
Each time I sail towards you, you’re further than before.

The tides never stop


About Me

Bio

I write secular and Christian lyrics. My songs are often melancholic with a story, but I have a happy side too! Got a particular theme in mind? Tell me and I'll write new lyrics for you - with no obligation to purchase. I am also willing to sell lyrics exclusively. Please contact me to discuss.

CV/History

I have been writing lyrics and poems for as long as I can remember. Some of my lyrics have reached the semi-finals of the UK Songwriting Competition.

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