Lyrics for Songs from Tom Scarff:


Your Photograph

I took a look at your photograph,
Staring out through the frame,
never knowing your name,
would lie there.

I learned a lesson around that time,
Even though I was sad
No one told me how much
they missed you.

Now I never forget how I felt,
Even though you are gone,
I can feel the way you,
made me smile.


Thereís a Little Light

Thereís a little light at the top of the hill,
Shining through the clouds, I can see it still,

Chorus:
Thereís a light, thereís a light I can see.

Climbing up Croagh Patrick over broken stone,
With a feeling that, you are not alone.

Chorus:
Thereís a light, thereís a light I can see.

Take a little rest, when you canít climb more,
See the far-off view of the Clew Bay shore.

Chorus:
Thereís a light,
Thereís a light, thereís a light I can see.

Keep on climbing higher Ďtil you reach the top,
Where you realise you can finally stop.

Chorus:
Thereís a light,
Thereís a light, thereís a light I can see.

Trying very hard to ignore the pain,
Climbing down the mountain to the start again.

Chorus:
Thereís a light,
Thereís a light,
Thereís a light, thereís a light I can see.


Syrian Lament

The Syrian army came to our town,
To save us from war, and burnt our house down,
The rebels fought back, to save us again,
Killing our children, women and men.


CHORUS:
Yes I cried, most of us do,
Yes I cried, I know you would too.

Out of the sunshine, into the shade,
Out of the mess that others have made
For us all
For us all.

I tried to protect, the ones that I loved,
From bullets and bombs, that rained from above,
We tried to escape, get far away,
But where could we go, where could we stay.

CHORUS:

We packed all our bags, and went to the coast,
Our money was spent, on hiring a boat,
We travelled the sea, away from the fight,
To keep us afloat, we prayed through the night.

CHORUS:

CHORUS:

Letís Change

 Getting hotter every year,
So the ice keeps melting now.
As the oceans start to rise,
Watching all the cities drown.

CHORUS:
If you want it, you need it,
Everybody else can see it,
If you know it, and feel it,
Letís change.

Maybe itís because they keep on lying,
Even so we never learn,
Maybe itís because weíve all stopped trying,
Waiting for another turn,
Maybe itís because, itís always been too hard.

CFCís are still in use,
Which destroy the ozone layer,
And the carbon footprint grows,
So the blame we have to share.

Global warming can occur,
From the planes that fly too high,
With the forests being cut down,
And our children asking why?


Sheís Gone

May be I can see, the world outside of me,
When you are handing out a line.

Sitting at the table, I hear what youíre saying,
As I drink another wine.

Chorus:
You wonít be wrong,
You wonít be right,
You wonít be here with me,
ĎCos Iíll be gone tonight.

We know it wonít go far, when we argue over,
All the same things as before.

Heading for the street, in to a taxi seat,
I turn around and say goodbye.

Only lovers see the morning light,
When the sun comes shining through,
Even though theyíve been awake all night,
Itís still waiting there for me and you.

Chorus:

Gone, sheís gone, sheís gone, too long,
Gone, sheís gone, sheís gone, too long.

Only lovers see the morning light,
When the sun comes shining through,
Even though theyíve been awake all night,
Itís still waiting there for me and you.

Chorus:

Break:

Chorus:


Wonít Back Down

Now youíre gone again,
Hoping to be free
When you call my phone, say itís me.

Even though youíre gone,
I just canít explain,
Why I want you near, again.

Chorus:
If you want my love,
To be by your side,
If you need my love,
Then I cannot hide,
If you feel my love,
Then I can confide,
That I wonít back down.

When youíre coming back,
I just canít explain,
As I want you near, again.

Then I hear the door,
As the key is turned,
Now youíre coming home, concerned.

Chorus:

Then we have Ďthe talkí,
Together or go free,
You are not to blame, itís me.

When it wonít work out,
And I hear you say,
Thereís no need to leave, just stay.

No One Understands How You Really Feel

Breaking out the heartache, pumping up the pulse rate,
Everybodyís happy, so they donít go home,
Itís a combination, breaking up a notion,
No one really cares when they die alone.

Chorus:
Maybe itís because youíve always been protected,
Hiding in the shadows where you know itís real,
Maybe itís because youíre just a little bit crazy,
No one understands how you really feel.

Everybodyís wasted, from the drink theyíve tasted,
Hoping to avoid it as you start to foam,
Walking on the sidewalk, hearing all the mind talk,
No ones ever happy when they get you home.

Chorus: (2)

Breaking down the doorway, trying to do it your way,
Rather text a message, but I donít know why,
Shaking in the morning, never see the warning,
Hanging on the sofa, as you clear inside.

Chorus: (3)

Hanging out the window, looking at the sun glow,
Hoping to avoid another bruising fight,
Staring at the TV, trying to be home-free,
See you in the morning, but I say goodnight.

Chorus: (4)

It always seems hard in the morning

It always seems hard in the morning,
Trying to get out of my bed,
Wake from my dreams without warning,
Must have been something you said.

Chorus:
And even though I can believe what you said,
As you sit on the side of the bed,
I hear the alarm and itís just started ringing.

Jump in my clothes and head downstairs,
Coffee and breakfast to make,
Stare at the clock as if dreaming,
Finding it so hard to take.

Chorus:
And even though I can believe what you said,
As you sit at the table and wait,
I hear an alarm and itís just started ringing.

Break: (music)
Maybe I shouldnít be sorry,
For telling you just how I feel,
My timing it couldíve been better,
I realize now that itís real.

Chorus:
And even though now I believe what you say,
As you show me the colour is blue,
I hear an alarm and itís just started ringing.

Break: (music)
It always seemed hard for the future,
Pregnancy changes our plans,
Stare out the window and wonder,
Together and still holding hands.

Chorus:
And even though now I believe what you say,
As Iím fully awake from my dreams,
I hear an alarm and itís just started ringing.

It always seems hard in the morning,
Trying to get out of my bed,
Wake from my dreams without warning,
Must have been something you said

Itís Too Much.

As I lie beside you,
And I feel your touch
Canít believe Iím thinking
Itís too much.

As Iím moving toward you
And you turn your head
Canít believe Iím thinking
Youíre not dead.

Chorus:
And all around me lights are flashing 
Am I dreaming
And all the sirens and the voices that keep screaming
They keep screaming.

Lead x8:

And the sound of engines
As theyíre cutting steel
Canít believe Iím thinking
I can feel

Break:

Chorus:


Yet I stay.

Maybe you can hear a truth,
With some lies I keep on telling,
Even though I say it's true,
Itís so hard when you hear me yelling.

Even though it's nothing new
Bruises now are turning blue,
Yet I stay.

I can feel the pain come through,
Aching with excuses screaming,
Even though I know it's true,
It's so hard and I keep on saying.

Even though it's nothing new
Bruises now are turning blue,
Yet I stay.

Chorus:
It's a pain I never knew,
From a love that never grew,
I can't hear the words you say,
It's a little bit hard,
When I'm running away.

It's a life that started new,
In a combination ailing,
It's a love that's saving you,
It's so bad and I know I'm failing.

Even though it's nothing new
Bruises now are turning blue,
Yet I stay.

Chorus:

Lead x12:

You Cannot Hide

Thereís a love thatís new,
And that love is you,
Felt this way before,
But this time Iím sure.

Chorus:
Feel it in your heart,
Knew it from the start,
All the love thatís deep inside,
You cannot hide,
You will not hide.

Thereís a smile I see,
And that smileís for me,
How can I forget,
Christmas when we met.

Now I see your eyes,
Staring with surprise,
Thereís a love inside,
That you cannot hide.

Chorus:
Feel it in your heart,
Knew it from the start,
All the love thatís deep inside,
You cannot hide,
You will not hide.

Within These Walls.

Within these walls,
No bills to pay,
No frequent calls, throughout the day.

Within these walls,
It may seem clear,
We live our lives, in constant fear.

Itís a little bit cold,
a little bit lonely,
a little bit tired,
a little bit blue,
Itís a little bit sad,
a little bit broken,
a little bit lost, 
a little like you.


Within these walls,
We know our rights,
And have a view of all the fights.

Within these walls,
We strain our eyes,
And hope to see the freedom skies.

Itís a little bit cold,
a little bit lonely,
a little bit tired,
a little bit blue,
Itís a little bit sad,
a little bit broken,
a little bit lost, 
a little like you.

Lead x16

The Sinking of the Brig the Gainsborough

In eighteen hundred and thirty eight,
The Gainsborough sailed to meet its fate,
The brig she sailed from Ipswich town,
In Irish waters she went down.

The crew of six, a boy as well,
Could feel the wind produce a swell.
One hundred tons the brig she weighed,
But all the sailors on her prayed.

Chorus:
They wondered if their life would be a failure,
In the sinking of the brig the Gainsborough.

Her length was seventy feet or more,
And she struggled hard to reach the shore,
Her breadth was twenty-one foot wide,
But she was sinking in the tide.

The people waiting on the beach,
Saw three attempts the brig to reach.
The six-oared galley, coastguards brave,
Tried to reach the men to save.

Chorus:
They wondered if their life would be a failure,
In the sinking of the brig the Gainsborough.

With three attempts to reach the hold,
The galley filled with water cold.
The wind it howled, the waves were high,
And as they waited, men did die.

The wind died down, they launched again
In their fourth attempt to save the men.
Three sailors drowned but three were saved
And a boy survived to learn his trade

Chorus:
He wondered if his life would be a failure,
In the sinking of the brig the Gainsborough.


They say the brig had contraband,
Now it lies rotten on the sand.
And lying on the nearby ground,
The Russian sailors who were drowned.

They were taken from the tide,
And they dug their graves in Malahide.
A Celtic cross to mark the place,
But of their names there is no trace.

Chorus:
They wonder if their life has been a failure,
In the sinking of the brig the Gainsborough.

And Captain Ross with medal gold,
Rewarded for his bravery bold.
And as his crew had gone through hell
The coastguards got rewards as well.

And so the brig beneath the waves,
Lies waiting for the wood to fade.
The ghosts of sailors move away,
Returning to the shore someday.

Chorus:
They wonder if their life has been a failure,
In the sinking of the brig the Gainsborough.

Giving In Is Easier.

Who is the one who cheers me up when Iím feeling sad,
Who is the one who makes me smile whenever I feel bad
Who is the one who runs to me when Iím coming home,
Who is the one who runs to me Iíll never be alone.

Chorus:
Giving in is easier than giving out to you,
For its hard to be upset about someone whoís only two.

Who is the one who warms me up from freezing Winters cold,
Who is the one who wants to hear their story-book retold,
Who is the one who falls and smiles, together every day
You are the one who falls and smiles and makes me want to say.

Chorus:

You are the one who lifts me up when Iím feeling low,
You are the one who smiles at me no matter where I go,
You are the one who shares with me everything you know,
You are the one who stares at me and wonders where I go.

Chorus:

I Was a Tree.

I was a tree, reached for the sky
They chopped me down, said Iíd grown too high.

I was a flower, I tried to bloom,
They dug me up, said they need the room.

Chorus:

I donít know why, but the world it keeps on changing
And maybe not for the best.


I was a stone, high on the land
They blew me up said they need the sand.

I was a bird, high in the sky,
They shot me down said they need to fly.

Chorus:

I was a seed, pushed through the soil,
They dug me up said they need the oil. 

I was a stream, pushed towards the sea
They dammed me up for electricity.


I donít know why, but the world it keeps on changing
And maybe not for the best.
I donít know why, but the world it keeps on changing
And still it seems, such a mess.

Is It Me.

Lead intro x8

You stand on the wall
Of your memories so tall
Look at the photos so old.
Youíre turning the page 
Of another manís age
Wonder why youíre feeling so cold.

Chorus:
Is it me
Is it me

You fought in the war
That others abhor
Medals still hang from your chest.
And your memories fade,
Of the friends that you made
Knowing youíll soon be their guest.

Chorus:

Nurses that speak
While the corridor reeks
They cannot get rid of that smell.
You sit in your chair,
In the rarefied air,
Waiting for Heaven or Hell.

Chorus: then Lead x8

And the TVís so loud,
But one in the crowd,
Cannot hear it at all.
Helping the aged,
Get to their feet,
From sitting to standing to fall.

Is it me
Is it me

Verse 1:

Is it me
Is it me
Is it me
Is it me
Yes its me.

Number Three.

If youíre the best thing that ever happened to me
Yeah, If youíre the best thing that ever happened to me
If youíre the best thing, Iíd hate to see number three.

They say that youíre crazy, crazy in love with me
They say that youíre crazy, crazy in love with me
Well if you say that youíre crazy, Iíd hate to see number three.

Chorus:
Thereís times in my life, I look in your eyes,
I donít want to work from 9 until 5,
Thereís times in my life I want to be free,
Be number one not number 3.

Well I started to drink, I thought youíd look better to me
Yeah, I started to drink, I thought youíd look better to me
I started to drink I should have stopped at only three.

Chorus:

Well I started a fight with some strangers who were bigger than me 
Yeah, I started a fight with some strangers who were bigger than me
I started a fight, I should have stopped at only three


Thereís times in my life, I look in your eyes,
I donít want to work from 9 until 5,
Thereís times in my life I want to be free,
Be number one not number 3.
Be number one not number 3.

Thatís Just The Way that I Feel.

I start to believe, 
Things that you say,
I cannot recall 
How to play.

I wake in the morn,
I look in your eyes,
I cannot believe,
The lies.

Thatís just the way that I feel,
Thatís just the way that I feel,
Thatís just the way that I feel.

I started to walk,
And what did you say,
The Camino still waits,
Today.

You started to change,
From the things that you see,
Youíll never go back,
To me.

Thatís just the way that I feel,
Thatís just the way that I feel,
Thatís just the way that I feel.

Verse 1:

Thatís just the way that I feel,
Thatís just the way that I feel,
Thatís just the way that I feel.

Your Body Waits for me, Tonight.

The hand, I hold,
The touch, so cold.

So sharp, the knife,
The end, of life.

On the stainless steel you lie,
Washed and cleaned, just twenty-five,
On the table, cold and quiet,
Your body waits for me, tonight.

I cut, a ĎYí,
You donít, ask why.

I see, inside,
And know, you tried.

On the stainless steel you lie,
Washed and cleaned, just twenty-five,
On the table, cold and quiet,
Your body waits for me, tonight.

Your friends, all wait,
To hear, your fate.

The fight, was brief,
A life----times grief.

On the stainless steel you lie,
Washed and cleaned, just twenty-five,
On the table, cold and quiet,
Your body waits for me, tonight.

You Told Me I Was Perfect.


You told me I was perfect, but I misunderstood,
I thought you were sarcastic, like the rest.
You told me I was stupid, but I misunderstood
Didnít realize you like to jest.

Maybe itís all clear to you
What I ought to do
But youíre not there.

Wake up every morning hands upon my head
Look into the mirror start to stare.
Wonder if you notice, things begin to change,
Look for your reflection, its not there.

Seems Iíve lost another friend,
Schizophrenicís cured
Youíre not there.

Maybe itís so obvious 
Thereís always been the two of us
And I donít want to cause a fuss,
Youíre not there.

When we talked together
I never understood,
The reasons I believed all that you said.

Even when we argued,
You would never scream,
At least thatís what I felt inside my head.

Seems Iíve lost another friend,
Schizophrenicís cured
Youíre not there.

Maybe itís so obvious 
Thereís always been the two of us
And I donít want to cause a fuss,
Youíre not there.

You Comfort Me.


You, you comfort me,
You, you comfort me,
You feel the pain of my History.

You, you come for me,
You, you come for me,
You feel the pain of my misery.

All lies in ruins,
Beneath the sky,
The fallen bombs,
And men who die,
And when I wake before the dawn,
You comfort me.

Lead x4:

You, You cant explain,
You, You cant explain,
The moment when you felt my pain.

You, You take away,
You, You take away,
The aches and pains that just want to stay.

All lies in ruins,
Beneath the sky,
The fallen bombs,
And men who die,
And when I wake before the dawn,
You comfort me.

Lead x8 and Fade:

I Cannot Explain


Thereís a moment, when youíre thinking,
That you never could stay,
As Iím talking, youíre not listening,
To a word that I say.

I look at you and I know you can see,
That I donít have a guaranteed right,
Got a feeling that you might disagree,
And I know it will end in a fight.

You said, Why?
I said, I, cannot explain.

Now youíre listening, to what Iím saying,
When I look in your eyes,
Got a feeling, you come closer,
But I know your disguise.

I look at you and I know that you tried,
But I donít even know if its true,
Got a feeling that you want to be 'out',
And I know that you wanted that too.

You said, Why?
I said, I, cannot explain.

We Are Watching.


We donít know what they can see,
Learning from our history,
Coping with reality,
Enjoy it now while youíre still free.

We donít know what they will learn,
When our lives are overturned,
Seeing all the memories burned,
Now into their pets weíre turned.

We are watching,
We are watching,
Over you.

A.I. keeps your memories safe,
Stores them in a cloud in space,
When you search for something new,
Itís all stored away for you.

When we use our mobile phones,
Listen to our favourite tones,
Play our music far too loud,
Join in with the restless crowd.

We donít know what they can see,
Learning from our history,
Coping with reality,
Enjoy it now while youíre still free.

We are watching,

Goodnight Machine.

You Are Not Alone


As youíre fishing out at sea,
Waiting for the tide,
When the storm comes surging through,
Thereís nowhere left to hide,
You are not alone,
No, youíre not alone.

In a desert without food,
Your hopes evaporate,
Then you find a hidden well,
I hope itís not too late,
You are not alone,
No, youíre not alone.

Maybe you see it, differently,
Now itís you who are free.

In a forest deep and dark,
Where you still feel the pain,
Hoping to escape the maze,
But you are lost again,
You are not alone,
No, youíre not alone.

Maybe you see it, differently,
Now itís you, who are free.

On a mountain freezing cold,
With your thoughts unsure,
Finding safety in a hut,
Youíre hoping to endure.
You are not alone,
No, youíre not alone.