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From from the first Safe Home album, "You Can't Undo What's Already Undid":

Travel In Time

Three empty bottles, pieces of green glass,
Two half burned candles, the flowers I dried
The picture he gave me, even an old dress
Will keep me out of this mess for a while
As long as I have these things to hang onto...

Three empty bottles, pieces of green glass,
Two half burned candles, the flowers I dried
As long as my one hand can reach out and hold them
The other makes room for you in my mind
As long as I have these things to hang onto
As long as I like to travel in time...

Three empty bottles, pieces of green glass,
Two half burned candles, the flowers I dried
The picture he gave me, even an old dress
Will keep me out of this mess for a while
As long as I have these things to hang onto...

Three empty bottles, pieces of green glass,
Two half burned candles, the flowers I dried
As long as my one hand can reach out and hold them
The other makes room for you in my mind

Three empty bottles, pieces of green glass,
I cannot go fast, I cannot fly
But when I go slowly you can come with me
Give me a hand with this load if you like


Moortown Bluebay

I wasn't alone on that day in Moortown Bluebay
I wasn't that bad on that day when I lost my way
But the piper didn't show
And the singer couldn't sing
And my heels were much too high

I wasn't alone on that day in Moortown Bluebay
I wasn't that bad on that day when I lost my way
But the fiddler was too young
And the drummer gave his stick
To a girl who didn't drum

I know she hounds you in your dream
And she'll go everyday
I know she calls you from the sea

I wasn't alone on that day in Moortown Bluebay
I wasn't that bad on that day when I lost my way
I wasn't so sure in Moortown Bluebay
I have to admit I did stay cos I heard you say
That the sailor sank his ship
And he screamed we had to run
With the girl who didn't drum


Next Time On The Back Of A Goose

The evening was a shade of blue, the water warm and black
We're lying on the riverside just waiting for the bands
We had to play ourselves that night and we were rather sad
It's never what it should've been, the sound inside your head

Come down to me and tell me that the chain around my neck
Shows only that I'm far too vain to eager to impress
I don't know how you manage to keep everything on track
I'm stepping through the looking glass and hope you watch my back

The only way was not the way so I chose the lake
From our little rowing boat I saw a swimming snake
I didn't know that they could swim it made me feel at ease
I turned around to smile at you and saw you were asleep

The other week we took the train and traveled for some days
Saw Krakow, Vienna and Berlin but only while it rained
When I came home my mother said I didn't look the same
I shook off my umbrella and told her I couldn't stay

Come down to me and tell me that the chain around my neck
Shows only that I'm far too vain to eager to impress
I don't know how you manage to keep everything on track
I'm stepping through the looking glass and hope you watch my back


Thin Tiny Kind

She came in with a suitcase
Told me she wanted to stay
We sang and laughed and drank a lot
But she went after seven days
She came back with a bible
Told me how to behave
She brought a home, a sister too
But I cried after seven days

One day she wrote a poem
Next day she bought me a gun
Baking a cake, news of the day
She showed me how the world was run
Always answered with questions
Finally broke down my nerves
Told her to go, she just said no
I guess it's what I deserved

She was the thin tiny kind
Never sure what to do
Her brain a melting pot
But sure she gets to you


Slow Girl

She's such a slow girl, she moves so stiffly
Her eyes aren't shining, she's really dull
Her mother says she's not like her brother
He's so much brighter, her little boy

And when she's gone, I think about her
But when she's near I cannot help myself
Moving back
And when she talks I want to listen
But on her words I cannot really concentrate
And when she hesitates
I cannot fill the gaps

It's such a small town we move in circles
No-one can get out, trapped in a pose
Her boyfriend thinks he's God's gift to girls
And that she is crazy to let him go

And when he's gone she thinks about him
But when he's near she cannot help herself
Moving back
And when he asks she wants to answer
But on her words she cannot really concentrate
And when he hesitates
She quickly fills the gaps


Birthday

Afternoon - sitting on the doorstep, looking at the cars go by
Me and you - 22nd red one means we should unwrap a lie
See us swinging, see us bending like the trees
See us writing lines in circles round our feet

Somewhere soon - someone turns the light off and we play another night
Underneath the blanket see how much we are alike
It's your birthday
You don't know that
And I am the only one

Afternoon - travel to the corner, write a little letter home
Me and you - picnic at the sandhole waiting for the wind to go
See us turning, mouths are locked we cannot speak
While we're laughing we will throw away the key

It's your birthday
You don't know that
And I am the only one


Boots

Where is the smile on your face, makes the wrong kind of lines
It's the eyes - they are crying for better times
And the boots you had made, polish them every day
It's your wish - wishing on better times

Say, do you still like it this way
Isn't it time to admit that you are not happy?
Say, do you still like it this way
Isn't it time to just say that you don't love me?

Where is the boy in the case, did he grow up or stay?
And the boots you had made, polish them every day


After All These Years

Even after all these years
You moved away so long ago
Before I go to sleep
I have to check my rear window

Saw you kissing with your boyfriend
Getting dressed to go to town
Fighting with your father
Being up and being down


Saw me playing with the matches
Getting drunk in Sunday clothes
Dancing in the mirror
Making plans to hit the road


Dear Dusty

Dear Dusty, I hope this will reach you
You should know how much I want to get in touch with you
They say you disappeared into the night
And how you left husband and child behind

Dear Dusty, I want to tell you
That I'll always be around no matter what you do
You don't have to explain because I know
Exactly why you had to go

Dear Dusty, I dreamt about you
We were on our way to school just like we used to do
And then you found a ring in the canal
A golden ring fitting you well
And you were laughing at me
And I was crying for you

Remember the times we were driving in your car just to be away?
We were talking about love and about boys and girls and our parents
While I smoked all your cigarettes you told me all your secrets
And about the things you wanted
Look at you now, did you get it?
Look at you know, didn't you get it?


Bloemen

Ik heb een schort met bloemen
En wat ik daar mee doe?
Die breng ik naar mijn ouders
Als eerste naar mijn moe
Die maakt ervan een ruiker
En telt ze thans voor twee

En als mijn vader thuis komt
En dan die ruiker ziet
Wat zal hij dan wel zeggen?
Ja zie, dat weet ik niet
Misschien neemt hij mij dan wel
Eens even op z'n knie

En zegt jij bent mijn schatje
Mijn lieve krullemie


As She Was

Sleepless nights she's zooming in
Little light but still begins
Doesn't like the shape she's in
She isn't quite as tall
Soon he'll be a broken man
Putting bits in place again
Better right, never the same
But still not quite as tall
As she was

Evening comes she's doing fine
Shadows hide the tiny lines
Growing fast, she knows in time
She could be as tall
Soon he'll be a broken man
Putting bits in place again
Better right, never the same
But still not quite as tall
As she was


Aries

I know what your name is
Favourite colour is green
You're an Aries so am I

I know who your friend is
Favourite place for coffee
You are waiting so am I

See you don't know me
Like I know you now
It's just a matter of time
One day you'll see me
Everything will be fine

I know where you come from
Where you'd like to end up
You're an Aries so am I
You're an Aries so am I


Three Steps Closer

She gets nervous from an open window
Gets so tired from a glass of wine
Keeps on wondering about the ceiling
Changing colours in the change of time

She can't move much more than three steps
Feels so dizzy with her head upright
So much better if you just don't try it
You can keep your expectations high

Now she's waiting for her daily programme
Really neds to tell her friends goodbye
She decided how to live without them
Printing faces in a piece of sky

She can't move much more than three steps
Feels so dizzy with her head upright
So much better if you just don't try it
You can keep your expectations high


Strangers

Strangers like we were yesterday and last year
Every time we meet again we have to start all over again
Lovers like we were yesterday and last year
Every time we meet again we have to start all over again
And today I've let you down