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"Running Still" (2011)




Hello Alone lyrics - Charlie Winston

Hello alone, it’s you and me again
How can we pretend we’ve never met
Hello alone, you might as well come in
We’ve been making beds for so long now

I never told you that I want you
I thought I had you out of my head
But every time she leaves me
Refusing to believe me
You’re always there
And even though I don’t invite you
And your presence is a pain
You always let me be just who I am 
Until I’m glad to bring back that refrain again

Hello alone, it’s you and me again
How can we pretend we’ve never met
Hello alone, you might as well come in
We’ve been shaking hands for too long now

I even tried to re-convince you
But it was just no use at all
'Cause every time I climbed inside your mind
I saw the mirror on the wall
But it’s no use to pose the question
When the answer’s never ’she’
And then I have to face up to the facts
With saxophones and old trombones
Carrying me home to say

Hello alone, it’s you and me again
How can we pretend we’ve never met
Hello alone, you might as well come in
We’ve been making beds for too long

Perhaps I’ll take a holiday
And get as far away as I can
But then I’d just be far away
And just as much a lonesome man
With his head in his hands
And chanting

Hello alone, it’s you and me again
How can we pretend we’ve never met
Hello alone, you might as well come in
We’ve been making beds for too long now
Oh oh, we’ve been making friends for so long now
Hey hey, we’ve been shaking hands for so long, so long now

Speak To Me lyrics - Charlie Winston

If there’s a lesson then I’m willing to learn it
If there’s a blessing then I’m willing to earn it
But I’m lost on a day like this and I need a little helping hand.
My kamikazi is coming to break up
Every plan I been trying to make up
I had a vision but I didn’t think to listen to the truths up against me now

So speak to me I’m in a city looking bleak to me
I need to breathe and find out what it means to be.
Speak to me I got a feeling there’s a freak in me 
That’s seeking me and everything is eating me.
Speak to me I couldn’t give a shit if what you leak
Is super weak, I gotta get your energy.
Speak to me, I could be capable of secrecy 
But lock and key is never gonna free me.
Woah, speak to me.

I sit around drinking coffee all day
Nothing to do and little to say
I get stuck into the thought of letting love in, 
Thinking I can understand myself
But then the whirlpool pulls me under
And it tears my mind asunder
I get to wishing that I could be a vanishing act
And slip away by stealth

So speak to me I’m in a city looking bleak to me
I need to breathe and find out what it means to be.
Speak to me I got a feeling there’s a freak in me 
That’s seeking me and everything is eating me.
Speak to me I couldn’t give a shit if what you leak
Is super weak, I gotta get your energy.
Speak to me, I could be capable of secrecy 
But lock and key is never gonna free me.
Woah, speak to me.
Speak to me
Speak to me

Speak to me I’m in a city looking bleak to me
I need to breathe and find out what it means to be.
Speak to me I got a feeling there’s a freak in me 
That’s seeking me and everything is eating me.
Speak to me I couldn’t give a shit if what you leak
Is super weak, I gotta get your energy.
Speak to me, I could be capable of secrecy 
But lock and key is never gonna free me.

Happiness lyrics - Charlie Winston

Where?
Where can I buy happiness?
Does anybody know?
Where can I buy happiness?

I was raised in the desert by an unknown tribe
Had no exposure to the world outside
‘Til I was captured, I was taken to this place
Where the faces are many and they race just like shooting stars!
I miss my home and I know that it’s gone
But I don’t know how to carry on
In this world where I don’t come from
I guess I’ll just do the same
Well I got a little money, now I hope I got change!

Where?
Where can I buy happiness?
Does anybody know?
Where can I buy happiness?
'Cause I don't know

Deep in the city where the lights are like a bad dream
There’s people selling trees and snow in every window
I heard a story of a man called Christ
And to celebrate his birthday everybody pays a high price
They must keep happiness behind closed doors
'Cause I can’t seem to find no happiness store
Is to raise a smile against the law?
'Cause they all look just how I feel
And if they got a little joy then
I’m happy to make a deal
Well I’ll beg and I’ll borrow but
I’m not gonna steal!

Where?
Where can I buy happiness?
Does anybody know?
Where can I buy happiness?

Where?
Where can I buy happiness?
Does anybody show me?
Where can I buy happiness?
'Cause I don't know

Can anybody tell me?

Where?
Where can I buy happiness?
Could anybody show me
Where can I buy happiness?
'Cause I don't know

The Great Conversation lyrics - Charlie Winston

Guten Abend, Herr Beethoven
With these words I’ve interwoven inspiration from Moonlight
Since you parted much has changed but your melodies remain
Like flamingos in full flight
Please forgive me and be assured I’m only using all your chords
To illustrate that nothing’s ever new
But it seems these days there’s very little left that people have to say
As they pay for emperor's new clothes

But I refuse to take my hat to an era near extinction
Without question or complaint
The dialogue is growing weak, some forgetting how to speak,
Or stand up and show restraint
They’re all sick with common sense
Riddled thick with complacence
Where there’s nothing left to push against

So, dear Ludwig, that is why I choose the great gig in the sky
Where there are greater minds beyond mine

And I’ll meet them all
Yes, I’ll meet you all
In the great conversation
Without time, without reason

I’ll meet you all
Yes, I’ll meet you all
In the great conversation
Where time has no place, no, no

Is it me, or has humanity turned slave to the convenience
Of this, so called, ‘Techno Age’?
I speak to you, Ludwig, because you represent a time so opposite,
When music filled the page
For example: this song here may be too much to please the ear
Because it’s wordy and demonstrative,
But my might is not to entertain the plight of human thought,
Though some may think I ought to

Well I’ll meet them all
Yes, I’ll meet you all
In the great conversation
Without time, without reason

I’ll meet you all
Yes, I’ll meet you all
In the great conversation
Where time has no place, no, no

Dare I say, as a landscape fades to grey
That a sword of Damocles hangs heavy overhead
Of all our voices great.

Well I’ll meet them all
Yes, I’ll meet you all
In the great conversation
Without time, without reason

I’ll meet you all
In the great conversation
Where time has no place, no, no

She Went Quietly lyrics - Charlie Winston

There’s really not so much to tell
She was 29, showing signs of doing well
For herself
She never spoke of feeling sad
Was, oh, so close with the family and friends 
She had around her

But she went quietly
She didn’t make a sound
She went quietly
With the wish not to be found
She went quietly
Without a word of where
Just a note that wrote
“Forgetting is easier”

Years have fallen since the day
She wrote the note and chose to float away
Into the ether
Someone said they saw her south
At the coast, on the river’s mouth
But only briefly

‘Cause she went quietly
She didn’t make a sound
She went quietly
With the wish not to be found
She went quietly
Without a word of where
Just a note that wrote
“Forgetting is easier”

But she went quietly
She didn’t make a sound
She went quietly
With the wish not to be found
She went quietly
Without a word of where
Just a note that wrote
“Forgetting is easier”

Out of the blue in the pouring rain
To my doorstep, old and cold, today she came
With her story
I asked her in but she declined
Had just one single thing to get off her mind
And that was sorry

Unlike Me lyrics - Charlie Winston

You don’t stop,
Day to day,
Up and down,
Picking up,
No one ever sees.
Memories take a toll,
Old wounds never go.
Look ‘n see
Find a way,
Anyway
Way to be
Safer in your skin

Try to
Stay cool,
Keep low,
Let go,
Nowhere left to run.
Breakdown,
Rain dogs,
Freak clouds,
No words.
Secretly,
You'll be
Your own worst
Enemy,
With no one left to blame.

You better find someone,
You better find someone,
You better find someone,
Unlike me

Happiness
Has a home,
Have a guess
Where it is,
Have you ever been
To see
Pain and
Pleasure
Together?
Some say
They play,
Take turns
Each day
To make sweat happiness.

Don’t start
Big heart,
Don’t cry
Little fly,
Buzzing around your heads.
In time
You’ll find
It's all
Behind you.
All said,
All done,
Who loves the sun
Shining ever more?
Shining ever more

You better find someone,
You better find someone,
You better find someone,
Unlike me

You better find someone,
You better find someone,
You better find someone,
Unlike me

Until You're Satisfied lyrics - Charlie Winston

I want your touch
Want it too much
Give it to me, oh,
Can’t you see
You got the keys
To my release
Please don’t you go
Don’t go and leave me alone, no.

Because I want your skin
To let me in
Let me undo you like a deed
I've gotta feed on your every move
Get to feel
Get to feel
Get to feel you

Until you’re satisfied
Only way to do it
Really nothing to it, no, no.
Until you’re satisfied
All about the rhythm
Knowing you’ve been given the time
Ah ah, come a little closer
Ah ah, come a

You might say I’m just one more man 
Without a sense of romance 
These fancy follies just take me over
But think it over.
Tell me
Why would you judge
What kind of love
You and I might steal,
Read the signs
Your hand’s in mine
Now I’ve got you for real
In my pocket
So I’m locking us up

Until you’re satisfied
Only way to do it
Really nothing to it, no, no.
Until you’re satisfied
All about the rhythm
Knowing you’ve been given the time

You might say I’m just one more man 
Without a sense of romance 
These fancy follies just take me over
But think it over.
Now I’ve got you
I don’t want to let you go, no,
I know, I’ve got to let it show
Just how much I love you so,
And now I’m gonna let you know

Until you’re satisfied
Only way to do it
Really nothing to it, no, no.
Until you’re satisfied
All about the rhythm
Knowing you’ve been given the time
Ah ah, come a little closer
Ah ah, come a little closer
Ah ah, come a little closer
Ah ah, come a little closer
Ah ah, come a little closer
Ah ah, come a little closer
Ah ah, come a little closer

Come a..., come a...
Ah ah, come a little closer
Ah ah, come a little closer

Wild Ones lyrics - Charlie Winston

Gimme the keys to your abandon
Take it away, this safe place to stand on.
Tell me you don’t have a reason.
Tell me you got no one to be pleasing.
Gimme the space to be playful.
Gimme the time to take what we came for

Gimme the keys to your wasteland
Climb on your caterpillar, dig your head from the sand
I didn’t know you could do that
I didn’t know you were suited to something else
We jump like a jack in the box
Take off your shoes, take off your socks

'Cause maybe we can live like the wild ones
Rip out the guts of the monsters
Maybe we can live like the wild ones
Hey! Maybe we can live like the wild ones
Rip off the heads of the monsters
Maybe we can live like the wild ones

Don’t let the sun set without us
Soon they’ll forget so climb onto your rooftops
Shout until they shine the lights on 
Our faces are ageless our faces are golden
We’re not another number, numb as the other,
We’re a discovery to be discovered

So maybe we can live like the wild ones
Rip out the guts of the monsters
Maybe we can live like the wild ones
So maybe we can live like the wild ones
Rip off the heads of the monsters
Maybe we can live like the wild ones

And if the thought police come knocking on our door
You can tell them that I don’t live here anymore
There is a law but it’s all unsaid
Keeps you on your feet like the walking dead
You better watch what you get fed
These days, hey, hey, you better get away!

'Cause maybe we can live like the wild ones
Rip out the heads of the monsters
Maybe we can live like the wild ones
Hey! Maybe we can live like the wild ones
Rip off the heads of the monsters
Maybe we can live like the wild ones

Maybe we can live like the wild ones
Maybe we can live like the wild ones
Maybe we can live like the wild ones
Maybe we can live like the wild ones

Making Yourself So Lonely lyrics - Charlie Winston

On the phone you spoke
Picking bones with my friends and lovers
You said, ‘I think you’re living in a bubble, darling’
So, I thought it through and thought 
That maybe you could be on to something
After all, we all have our little blind spots, don't we?
So I looked, I took a good look around me, darling
And we stepped, we took a good step away from familiar humdrum
Such unforgettable and truly magical times

Stop! There I go again, like a fool, trying to paint the perfect picture
It’s easy to romanticise when you’re in the distance, darling
But it wasn’t easy was it, I mean, you never really seemed truly happy
There I was, drunk in love and drowning on a daydream, daily
As you stripped, you stripped me away like paint work, darling
And you picked, you picked me apart and left me in a million pieces
No need to sympathise, but try to realise this:

You’re making yourself so lonely, darling
It’s making me feel so lonesome to know
Stop making yourself so lonely, darling, please.

So, looking back now it’s funny how
I really had the blinkers on me
Like a firework, free falling, ’til I hit the concrete floor
Where my friends picked me back up and held me, darling
It was them and the family who really got me back to hear the music
I hope you got the same and cut out your love games, 'cause

You’re making yourself so lonely, darling
It’s making me feel so lonesome to know
Stop making yourself so lonely, darling, please.

You’re making yourself so lonely, darling
It’s making me feel so lonesome to know
Stop making yourself so lonely, darling, please.

Yes, it’s obvious, well I shouldn’t really need to say this, but,
The truth is that I miss you.