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Deacon Blue - City Of Love (2020)

01. City Of Love
02. Hit Me Where It Hurts
03. Weight Of The World
04. Take me
05. In Our Room
06. Intervals
07. Keeping My Faith Alive
08. A Walk In The Woods
09. Come On In
10. Wonderful
11. On Love


City Of Love

We lost the will for keeping on
Just as the winter is dragging
What can I do with all of this?
Where can I put what I am carrying?

All that remains is the city of love
All that remains is the city of love
City of love

If you've got the will
You've got to keep on going
No matter what the world is saying
No one can stop you, not until
You reach the end and lay down your burden

All that remains is the city of love
All that remains is the city of love
City of love

Hold on
He said
She knows
It made sense
Don't go
Too far
You can't know
What matters

All that remains is the city of love
All that remains is the city of love
City of love



Hit Me Where It Hurts

You hit me where it hurts
You were what I least expected
Everything at once
How could I be ready?

You hit me where it hurts
Just when I was falling
Who'd have ever thought
One man had so much blood in him

I was gone
I was on my way,
I was on my way out
Any place,
Anywhere from here,
I was on the run from love

You hit me where it hurts
Your kiss came crashing through
This night has made it worse
And now all my plans lie ruined

I was gone
I was on my way,
I was on my way out
Any place,
Anywhere from here,
I was on the run from love



Weight Of The World

He'd been trying to tell a story
Called weight of the world
But he couldn't find out
How the whold thing works
All he needed was reason
Watched and waited but no reason came

Kept on working on the weight of the world
It started getting better until it got worse
So he said goodbye
I'm away now thanks and goodnight

Tonight tonight we'll go diving
Tonight tonight while we're alive we'll try
I never figured on the weight of the world
Sometimes sometimes I wanna go gliding
High enough not to care about sliding down
But never figured on the weight of the world

Started reading out the pages
Of the weight of the world
So he climbed and climbed and climbed
To be sure he could be heard
When he opened his heart
Words blew away on a wind so hard

Tonight tonight we'll go diving
Tonight tonight while we're alive we'll try
I never figured on the weight of the world
Sometimes sometimes I wanna go gliding
High enough not to care about sliding down
But never figured on the weight of the world

Tonight tonight we'll go diving
Tonight tonight while we're alive we'll try
I never figured on the weight of the world
Sometimes sometimes I wanna go gliding
High enough not to care about sliding down
But never figured on the weight of the world



Take Me

Of all the things left in this world
There's one thing I wish you'd heard from me
The cry from deep inside my heart
When you walked away

Standing all alone right now
Lost inside an empty house some nights
There's nothing here when love's locked out
And you're not around

Hey, hey , hey
What would you say
If I let you in
And gave you just one day

If I told what I could have done
And what I might have been
If I told you what my heart proclaimed
I dared to dream, dared to dream
If I told you about the constant doubt,
And how I shut it down
If I told you everything just once
Will you take me, will you take me now?

Take me
To a place I've never been to
Take me
Down a road I wouldn't know
Take me
Unlock the doors and set me travelling
Take me
Take me with you if you go

When I let you walk away from me
I tried but I couldn't see anything
What I had to do was easy
To make you believe

Hey, hey, hey
All I had to say
I'm the real thing
If you could only see


If I told what I could have done
And what I might have been
If I told you what my heart proclaimed
I dared to dream, dared to dream
If I told you about the constant doubt,
And how I shut it down
If I told you everything just once
Will you take me, will you take me now?

Take me
To a place I've never been to
Take me
Down a road I wouldn't know
Take me
Unlock the doors and set me travelling
Take me
Take me with you if you go

It's a long road back from here
It's a long road back

Take me
Take me
Take me
To a place I've never been to
Take me
Down a road I wouldn't know
Take me
Unlock the doors and set me travelling
Take me
Take me with you when if go



In Our Room

We spent the late night hours in our room
Waiting on a sunrise, turning up the volume
We talked, loved heard Van
Giving out our room
We were so certain, we never doubted

We held all the world we knew
In our room, in our room
We found love to be true
In our room, in our room

Stains up on the ceiling
Sleeping on a mattress on the floor
There was a moon shining in our room
Kid's playing outside
Singing and swinging
Shouting on the landing
There was no place to go but in our room

You lit the candles in our room
Small gifts of light to lift the gloom
Woke up to the sun rise in our eyes
Love came alive, we'd so much time

There was nothing else to do but
Be in our room, in our room
And everything we understood
Was in our room, in our room

Stains on the ceiling
Sleepin on a mattress on the floor
There was a moon shining in our room
Kid's playing outside
Singing and swinging
Shouting on the landing
There was no place to go but in our room

We spent the late night hours in our room
Waiting on a sunrise, turning up the volume



Intervals

Home, glorius light
Well it's Wednesday and I'm still waiting
You came into my heart
So early, so early
Walking through the dark
To where the light is, still burning

When you grow up to be a star
Don't leave home
For anything less than you are

There's so little time
It's the spaces that I seek
Intervals of light
Where I can see you and you can see me
Will you walk back to this world
From wherever you might be?

When you grow up to be a star
Don't leave home
For anything less than you are

When you grow up to be a star
Don't leave home
For anything less than you are



Keeping My Faith Alive

Everything is shaking
Don't know what to believe
Feels the ground shifting
Under my feet
There's an ill wind brewing
And it's scheduled to arrive
But I'm keeping my faith alive

I listen to my children
And look into their eyes
Listen to their stories
And how they get wrong from right
And while I listen to the political junkies
And all that shuck and jive

I'm keeping my faith alive
I'm keeping my faith alive

Hey now everything will go
But I will go with what I know
And I'm keeping my faith alive
But I'm keeping my faith alive

People watching people struggling to survive
Sometimes I feel I'm running from the light
Everyone's gambling on a champion
Just to watch him take a dive
I'm keeping my faith alive

Hey now everything will go
But I will go with what I know
And I'm keeping my faith alive
But I'm keeping my faith alive

Don't know what to do right now
I just want to do right now

Hey now everything will go
But I will go with what I know
And I'm keeping my faith alive
But I'm keeping my faith alive



A Walk In The Woods

Took a walk to the morning
To the morning at last we came
I don't know how you hold on
Holding on's like holding rain

We took a walk in the woods
Just to find ourselves alone
We took a walk in the woods
To try to find our way home
Our way home
Our way home

The night is done, now comes the morning
time to let go, time to change
I don't know how you hold on for ever
How you hold on to everything

We took a walk in the woods
Just to find ourselves alone
We took a walk in the woods
To try to find our way home
Our way home
Our way home



Come On In

Walk that street every morning
Driving past in the afternoon
Standing outside looking in
Maybe too soon?

Looking for a low close light
For some real homecoming
Maybe we could be all right
If we could just begin again

Oh, I know about tears
Cause I've cried some
They keep trying to come back again
Oh, all the things I loved here
Well I left them
And I couldn't keep track of them
Oh, is it asking too much
To hear the one thing
I was hoping you might say...
Come on in.

Come to life around midnight
Stepping out in the wee wee hours
Every dawn every sunrise
How I want to make it ours

Looking for a call or any sign
I got it wrong so many times
Won't you please take me back again
I'll be gentle so please be kind

Oh, I know about tears
Cause I've cried some
They keep trying to come back again
Oh, all the things I loved here
Well I left them
And I couldn't keep track of them
Oh, I keep thinking of you
When I tried to keep
These thoughts from coming through
Oh, is it asking too much
To hear the one thing
I was hoping you might say...
Come on in



Wonderful

Walking the floor
Trying to find something to say
Waking up nights
Waiting for the morning to break
Rumours abound you
That you might be glad to be free
I can't imagine how bad it must be
In my company

There was a time when
I was too scared to be near you
Time when I tried something to prove
I don't need you
And every time I set you free
You only walked back again

Look at us now there's a world full of wonderful
Heaven is waiting so don't be afraid
Of what's possible now
In this world full of wonderful
If heaven's not there
Then the world can be beautiful

Yeah isn't it good
Yeah isn't it good

Look at us now there's a world full of wonderful
Heaven is waiting so don't be afraid
Of what's possible now
In this world full of wonderful
If heaven's not there
Then the world can be beautiful

Yeah isn't it good
Yeah isn't it good



On Love

In the early years he spent a lot of time with his grandparents.
They lived one floor up in a tenement in the Hawkhill.
In the mornings they'd go up to see his grandfather in a small hut at the graveyard
Where he kept watched while nothing moved.

On some days they'd stop above the railway yard and sit and just gaze at the trains.
They'd walk slowly looking at over where the railing had been taken down.
And he heard they'd needed them to melt them down for iron during the wars.
He wondered why they didn't just rip them off and use them as spears to throw at each other.
Then he'd watch the old man as he shaved and got ready to go out

Do I need to talk everything out
Only two songs away from your house?
Love, never had a reason before
So what d'you wanna know?
If it never had a reason before
What you trying to make sense for?
What you trying to make sense for?

Just before the decade changed he took a long rail journey into England.
It was early August and he went with his grandfather to join his family on holiday.
The slow summer train wound its way south over the Tay and Forth valleys.
As they got talking to traveller about life in other parts.
The traveller told them about playing football in Glasgow and hurting his skin on the ashes and red blaes.
As the carriage got warmer his head hurt and he stopped talking with his grandfather.
He tried to cheer the boy up and after a while the boy felt bad about ignoring the old man.

Do I need to talk everything out
I'm only two songs away from your house?
Love, never had a reason before
So what d'you wanna know?
If it never had a reason before
What you trying to make sense for?
What you trying to make sense for?

In the early days she was someone who lived nearby.
One day she caught his eye from across the hall as the orchestra was playing.
None of the audience or the musicians could distract him from keeping looking.
And outside in the square he kept trying to find her.
Years later he received a letter from her daughter.
She'd moved with her family to Australia and now they'd lost their mother.
She remembered a conversation she'd had with her as she lay dying that brought him to mind.
So she wrote telling him about how her life had gone since that day at the concert hall.

I never gotta talk everything out
But I'm only two songs away from your house?
Love, never had a reason before
So what d'you wanna know?
If it never had a reason before
What you trying to make sense for?
What you trying to make sense for?


Sometimes all memories seem to get lost.
It's like they're on fire and even trying to get back to them is pointless.
It seems now looking back on it there were two kinds of people.
Who you wanted to be and never were, and the good ones you ignored for too long and then it was too late.
One day an older boy came up to him and looked him up and down.
Returning to his crowd they all laughed like crows as the older boy ridiculed the kid.
He remembered that day the rest of his life.
For all that time he kept on wanting to join the laughing crowd of crows

Never got to talk everything out
But I'm still two songs away from your house?
Love, never had a reason before
So what d'you wanna know?
If it never had a reason before
What you trying to make sense for?
What you trying to make sense for?

When he first fell in love he was at a distance.
He'd follow her miles behind on the road but close enough to see how her head moved.
He liked the fact she seemed so content just walking by herself every morning.
In all those days he never once caught up with her.
Later on he told her all this as they sat up and watched the sunrise over The Meadows.
One day he found out he wasn't the only one who walked there with her.
It hurt like hell when she left him on one of those slow journeys.
And somehow her feet just carried on, and her head moved that way he'd seen a million times before.

I never got to talk everything out
But I'm still two songs away from your house?
Love, never had a reason before
Okay,
So what d'you wanna know?
If it never had a reason before
What you trying to make sense for?
What you trying to make sense for?

Love, never had a reason before
So what d'you wanna know?
If it never had a reason before
What you trying to make sense for?
What you trying to make sense for?
What you trying to make sense for?
What you trying to make sense for?