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Deacon Blue - The Hipsters (2012)

01 Here I Am In London Town
02 The Hipsters
03 Stars
04 Turn
05 The Rest
06 The Outsiders
07 That's What We Can Do
08 She'll Understand
09 Laura From Memory
10 It Will End In Tears
11 Is There No Way Back To You?


Here I Am In London Town

Here I am in London town
Waiting for the world to begin
Waiting for the world to begin again
Let me in

Here I am in London town
Waiting for the world to begin
Waiting for the world to begin again
Let me in

I’m amazed at you now
You don’t see the world turn like I do
I’m amazed at you now
I can feel the weight of the whole world
You see it much more clearly than I can ever did

Here I am in London town
Waiting for the world to begin
Waiting for the world to begin again
Let me in

I can picture you now
But there’s still so much I can’t remember
And so much to forget
But it’s forgetting that makes it easy
That’s how we survive

Here I am in London town
Waiting for the world to begin
Waiting for the world to begin again
Let me in


The Hipsters

All, all those waves
And that old sun
Shining

So drive
Drive to the coast
And let the water
Surround you

I was standing by the shore
Pulled by the deepest blue
Aching for the allure
Of the hipster boys
And the hipster girls
Shining

Friends, who needs friends?
When there’s a road
And an ocean

I was standing by the shore
Pulled by the deepest blue
Aching for the allure
Of the hipster boys
And the hipster girls
Shining

When I let the dream
Die slowly down
Did I do it right
Or was I wrong?

I was standing by the shore
Pulled by the deepest blue
Aching for the allure
Of the hipster boys
And the hipster girls
Shining, falling
Glistening, diving.....


Stars

You won’t believe the dirt, the rain the wind the snow
The endless roads I seemed to travel down
Trying to get to you

And when I’m finally there, I find you in a hole
I realise we don’t know what to do
Nothing seems to change

This cruel world seems full of such unhappiness
If our lives collide we may get out of this

Every day is like, the next one comes along
It seems the same as all the other ones
Will it ever change?

People can be easily destroyed I guess
We’re only just a word away from happiness

We can catch a rocket ship and fly away
Through meteors and moons and galaxies
To the avenue
Of stars
Stars

Surges of light
Breaking the dark
Street lamps in summer rain storms
Shining across this universe
Shining across this universe

This cruel world seems full of such unhappiness
If our lives collide then we’ll get out of this

We’ll soar into the never ending universe
Nothing else but gravity will limit us
We will ride our rocket ship and fly away
Through meteors and moons and galaxies
To the avenue
Of stars
Stars

We'll go, we'll go, we'll go, we'll go
We'll go, we'll go, we'll go, we'll go
We'll go, we'll go, we'll go, we'll go
We'll go, we'll go, we'll go, we'll go

Tomorrow
Tomorrow
Tomorrow
Tomorrow


Turn

Here I am thinking we’re alright
Candle burned, half asleep
Starts to deepen
Then I remember how you looked at him last night
Too soft, too long
Why don’t you keep him?

You walk and I’ll run
You talk and I’ll fight
You cry and I’ll shout
You’re cold but I’m on fire

And I could turn like an animal that knows you’ve got a gun
Pointing at her heart only this time you’ll better try hard when you run
Cause I could turn like a wild fire that catches on the wind
Only this time, to be certain, just in case you’re wondering
I can turn

You know me, I hate getting angry
Cause when there’s love, that’s enough
I like forgetting
So why do you do it? You just let yourself down
Because you’re weak, because you could,
Cause you let him?

You walk and I’ll run
You talk and I’ll fight
You cry I’ll shout
You’re cold but I’m on fire

And I could turn like an animal
Now I’m down, don’t corner me
Don’t make me turn

Only this time, just in case you’re wondering
I could turn like an animal that knows you’ve got a gun
Pointing at her heart only this time you’ll better try hard when you run
Cause I could turn like a wild fire that catches on the wind
Only this time, to be certain, just in case you’re wondering
I can turn


The Rest

I don’t know what I’m doing
Damn sure I’m no longer looking
Maybe I’m made motionless by truth
Up all night watching it raining
Up all night hesitating
Guess that there’s the rest
And then there is you
There’s no easier thing to say
The world is out there but it gets in the way

I don’t know what to say
Don’t know how to say it through
I only know that in this life
There’s the rest
And there is you

I don’t know where I’m going
Know full well I can’t start caring
Nothing seems to matter more than now
This night sky’s full of warning
But I’m going on through till morning
Need to stop and think but don’t know how
There’s hundreds of things to do
But I just want to spend my hours with you

I don’t know what to say
Don’t know how to say it through
I only know that in this life
There’s the rest
And there is you

Oh oh, oh oh, oh

I don’t know what to say
Don’t know how to say it through
I only know that in this life
There’s the rest
And there is you


The Outsiders

What to wear?
How to go?
Do we take the train?
Or take your car?
Are you innocent
Of everything?
Didn’t know you
And yet, you showed me

We took the road, any road, every road out of here
Forgot the past, cut the strands, made a path, took a stand
Chased the day, raced the night, grabbed our chance didn’t look
Back to where we’d come from
So we kept right on running
And this world seemed so much lighter
When we were the outsiders

But I didn’t want
Anything
I could only give
Everything
I lost my heart
Every time
Are we too old
To be innocent?

We took the road, any road, every road out of here
Forgot the past, cut the strands, made a path, took a stand
Chased the day, raced the night, grabbed our chance didn’t look
Back to where we’d come from
So we kept right on running
And this world seemed so much lighter
When we were the outsiders

Are we so old
Don’t care any more?
Where we had to come from
So we kept right on running
And this world seemed so much lighter
When we were the outsiders


That’s What We Can Do

In your room last night when you were out
Saw your ticket stubs, unread books, your photographs
Saw your rings and the things that you forgot about
Looked around at the mess I’d sooner you’d not left,
I sat down on the floor and I realised
I’m here, you’re gone, I’m lost and I finally know why

We trust, we change, we move from one place to another
Cause that’s what we can do
We talk, forgive we give - everything that love allows
Cause that’s what we can do

Looking out from your bedroom window to the dark
Thought about the times we used to fight, you used to cry
Couldn’t see where you’d gone or if you’re coming back
Wondered if you’d had the same thoughts, same time
Staring hard out that window I could see my eyes
I’m here, you’re gone, I’m lost and I finally know why

We trust, we change, we move from one place to another
Cause that’s what we can do
We talk, forgive we give - everything that love allows
Cause that’s what we can do
We trust, we change, we move from one place to another
Cause that’s what we can do
We talk, forgive we give - everything that love allows
Cause that’s what we can do


She’ll Understand

She is going away again
Back to the place where she came from
A big, black plane just crossed the sky
Casting a shadow where we used to lie

Everything she once said’s ringing
But I’m past the point of trying to think

And I can’t help wanting to go out
And drink, fight and take on the whole world
I know it doesn’t make sense to you, how
Can it make things better for me, but I just know
She’ll understand
She’ll understand

She is starting to drift away
Have I forgotten the things she said
She left the clothes she never wore
And I can’t stand them any more

Every time the door blows open
I think you’re back, by I’m just hoping

And I can’t help wanting to go out
And drink, fight and take on the whole world
I know it doesn’t make sense to you, how
Can it make things better for me, but I just know
She’ll understand
She’ll understand

Something about this
It just doesn’t feel right
There’s a way out
That I don’t know

And I can’t help wanting to go out
And drink, fight and take on the whole world
I know it doesn’t make sense to you, how
Can it make things better for me, but I just know
She’ll understand
She’ll understand


Laura From Memory

Laura you can’t write back now
And you can’t stop my time running out
You can’t laugh and you can’t sing
And you can’t share the things I think

But the wall, the clouds the misty light
The pylons reaching to the sky
The bridge, the ramp the ferry road
Everything I can’t let go
Your face your smile your words your breath
The cheap mementos I’ve got left
The look of fear ‘don’t leave me now’
Don’t leave me now

I was lured by the pull of the words
Abandoned then cut by the broken chords
What we do, we do for love
Memories are dust and that’s never enough

Laura give me one last night
Before you take that long, dark drive
One last time all on our own
Just us, a room and words. Alone.

And the world, the seas the beach the sound
The towns that nearly brought you down
The dread of night, the fear of dawn
The certainty this life’s gone wrong
The sleeps, the pills, the tears the rage
The years of hope, the missing days
Let them all just slip away
Slip away now

I was lured by the pull of the words
Abandoned then cut by the broken chords
What we do, we do for love
Memories are dust and that’s never enough

We wait, we hope, we pray
For the night to go away

I was lured by the pull of the words
Abandoned then cut by the broken chords
What we do, we do for love
Memories are dust and that’s never enough


It Will End In Tears

So now I understand
The differences I’ve seen
Between the grown man
And the boy he’s been
It’s a simple plan:
You make it through the day
Till night comes again
To let those dreams escape~
Of falling down and drowning
Of flying over buildings
Of rescue and reunion
For the ones you love

You know the truth
All laughter dies
And even you
Knows this world will end
People change
And people go
And most times we know
It will end in tears

There’s a constant pull
To keep us spinning round
See the stars appear
And the seasons come
This old world goes on
And people get things done
One man sets a clock
For how high the tide will come
To mark out every ending
And welcome each beginning
Of rescue and reunion
For the ones you love

You know the truth
All laughter dies
And even you
Knows this world will end
People change
And people go
And most times we know
It will end in tears


Is There No Way Back To You

The will to love goes on and on
From the dawn of time till the lights are gone
So how do you carry the sorrow?
How do you know when to let go?

Is there no way back to you
Is there no way back to you
Tell me baby tell me how it feels

You said I lost your heart back then
But it was not mine to break or bend
So how do you carry the sorrow?
How do you know when to let go

Is there no way back to you
Is there no way back to you
Tell me baby tell me how it feels
To lose this love

Tell me baby tell me how it feels
To lose this love
How do you carry this sorrow?
How do you know when to let go?

Is there no way back to you
Is there no way back to you
Tell me baby tell me how it feels
To lose this love
Tell me baby tell me how it feels
To lose this love
This love