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Other Songs from 'Live at Sirius', 'Spotlight' and 'Hibernian'

Spotlight (Condell)

I came on the road to where I saw the city.
Seen from above, it was a glowing jewel.
Soon I would be within those city walls
Singing, bringing my sorrows there.

I wandered my way until the day was slipping
Then with the night I crept into the city
Singing my sorrow like a pale moon brimming
Bringing, singing my sorrows there.

And I see you in the darkened hall
You enter with a smile but then your faces fall
The singer gives his soul but not before he takes you all.

I say you're better off at home.
I say you're better off at home.

Then on the plane with the engines screaming
Sweat on my brow and we jump the clouds
Someone decided to end my whinings
Singing, my bringing my sorrows there.

And when I'm home and when my love is with me
We sit there still until the day has broken
Then with the night we creep into the city
Singing, bringing my sorrows there.

And I see you in the darkened hall
You enter with a smile but then your faces fall
The singer gives his soul but not before he takes you all.

I say you're better off at home.
I say you're better off at home.

I see the spotlight on me, when it should be on you.
I see the spotlight on me, when it should be on you.

I came on the road to where I saw the city.
Seen from above, it was a glowing jewel.
Soon I would be within those city walls
Singing, bringing my sorrows there.

I wandered my way until the day was broken
Then with the night I crept into the city
Bringing my sorrow like a pale moon brimming
Bringing, singing my sorrows there.

And I see you in the darkened hall
You enter with a smile but then your faces fall
The singer gives his soul but not before he takes you all.

I say you're better off at home
I say you're better off at home
I say you're better off at home
I say you're better off at home.

Los Angeles (O'Kelly)

Today we flew into Los Angeles
Today we flew into Los Angeles
It was a fine day
It was a fine day

Living in a hotel on the Sunset Boulevard
Palm trees waving in December sun
Pink city glowing in the evening
On my TV they're walking on the moon.

Tonight we're driving through Los Angeles
Tonight we're driving through Los Angeles
Oh, it's a strange life
Oh, it's a strange life

The lady at the radio plays 'She's So Fine'
And we sang and we played until the morning light
Then we raced away in our big black car
On the air we heard her say 'Goodbye'

And there's a lot of fish and there's a lot of birds flying
And there's a lot of sea and there's a lot of air
And there's a lot of fish and there's a lot of birds flying
Between here and there.

Today we flew out of Los Angeles
Today we flew out of Los Angeles
Into the blue sky
Into the blue sky
Into the blue sky
Oh, it's a strange life
Oh, it's a strange life
Oh, it's a strange life
Oh, it's a strange life

Love Is Like A Violin (O'Kelly)

We need a lot more words
We need a lot more words
to play the space between the notes
We need a lot more words.

Thinkin's like a piano, just like talkin's like a piano
We need a lot more words
We need a violin.

Someone said that love is like a violin
Love is like a violin
Love is like a violin
We need a violin.

We need a lot less words
We need a lot less words
to make the space more obvious
We need a lot less words.

Thinkin's like a piano, just like talkin's like a piano
We need a lot less words
We need a violin.

Someone said that love is like a violin
Love is like a violin
Love is like a violin
We need a violin.

Don't you think it's kinda sad now you mean what you say?
Don't you think it's kinda sad now you mean what you say?
Don't you think it's kinda sad now you mean what you say?

Thinkin's like a piano, talkin's like a piano
We need a lot more words
We need a violin.
We need a lot less words
We need a violin.

Someone said that love is like a violin
Love is like a violin
Love is like a violin
We need a violin.

Love is like a violin
Love is like a violin
Love is like a violin
We need a violin.

Love is like a violin
Love is like a violin
Love is like a violin
We need a violin.

Backwater Awhile (Condell)

Oh...let the rushing crowds rush on.
Oh...let the pushing push right on.
Your sweet forehead needs no lines
Oh...backwater awhile.

Oh...there's a mighty storm up here.
Come, love, let us find a shelter.
We've now both been much too long here.
Oh... backwater awhile.

Stand in a hall of glass with me
Moon above and fish below
Years are pearls in shells of silence
Oh... backwater awhile.

And our eyes they were as bonds of iron
And our thoughts they were the meaning of the water
And our eyes were as bonds of iron
And our thoughts were of the meaning of water

Oh...let the rushing crowd rush on
Come, love, let the pushing push right on
Your sweet forehead needs no lines
Oh...backwater awhile

 Down In The City (Condell)

You're out in the night so blue, you summer star.
Down on the road of speed, a steady drive.
I'm ending my day with you, so hold me close.
I trust you will lay me down when time is up.

I'm down in the city, you know where to find me
I'm down in the city, you know where to find me
I'm up on the top floor
I'm up on the top floor
Just under the moon
Just under the moon

And heaven is very blue this summer day.
Rolling my window down to hear the sea.
I'm fading from someone's view into the hills.
You rise to the setting sun and cut me loose.

I'm down in the city, you know where to find me
I'm down in the city, you know where to find me
I'm up on the top floor
I'm up on the top floor
Just under the moon
Just under the moon

I'm talking to the great Pole Star
He looks down, notes down each word I say
And we all, we live a lot

Someone To Dance With (Condell)

These trees are shakin', anticipatin' -
These clouds are rushin', here comes the rain.
Someone to dance with, someone like you - you, you.

Don't stand there waitin', this day is fadin',
And soon my reflection is doomed to fade.
Someone to dance with the whole night through - you, you.

I know I'll lose you if I turn away,
Just like a miracle that's gone astray.
Someone to dance with, someone like you - you, you.
Someone to dance with,
Someone to dance with,
Someone to dance with - you, you.

So soon the swallows line up to go.
They're so soon gone like sunlight on snow.
Someone to dance with, someone like you - you, you
Someone to dance with
Someone to dance with
Someone to dance with - you, you
You, you, you, you, you,
You, you, you, you, you,
You, you, you, you, you.

Eyelids Into Snow(Condell)

These days are getting dimmer
Reaching down to get the headlights
Tonight, tonight I'm getting a little closer to you.
It's very cold outside tonight
It's very warm in here with you
Tonight, tonight I'm getting a little closer to you.

And then we're on our way, we take a day,
we make a little time.
We're high up here above the road and big windows
are eyelids open into snow.

Not long to get a ride -
They see you shivering by the roadside
'Get in, get in it's really freezing.'
I can't hear a word of what he's saying
The Scottish driver's got no teeth
He talks and talks about his children
He talks and talks right up to Stockton.

And then we're on our way, we take a day,
we make a little time.
We're high up here above the road and big windows
are eyelids open into snow.

Oh - and you're sleeping in the corner of the cab.
When you're waking up we're driving into snow
And the driver starts driving in the, driving in the
- driving us on and on.

Yes, it's a long jump down to the pavement
I turn around and help you down
We're miles and miles to the north now.
It don't take long to get a ride
They see you shivering by the roadside
You can hear them say, 'Get in, get in it's really freezing'
'Get in, get in it's really freezing'
'Get in, get in it's really freezing'
'Get in, get in it's really freezing'

And then we're on our way, we take a day,
we make a little time.
We're high up here above the road and big windows
are eyelids open into snow.

And then we're on our way, we take a day,
we make a little time.
We're high up here above the road and big windows
are eyelids open into snow.

The Lady I Love (Condell)

Well I've been brave and I've been a slave
Since I got this woman I've got a foot in the grave
She's six foot big, she's got a sheepskin wig
That flows out behind her when she rides upon a pig.

I think I saw the lady I love walking round with another man
I think I saw the lady I love walking round with another man
I think I saw the lady I love walking round with another man
I think I saw the lady I love walking round with another man
Walking round with another man.

Well I keep her downstairs with the apples and the pears
Tell the old, old men to mind their own affairs
Rivalry is all very well
But when it comes to me, I haven't a hope in hell.

Well, I think I saw the lady I love walking round with another man
I think I saw the lady I love walking round with another man
I think I saw the lady I love walking round with another man
I think I saw the lady I love walking round with another man
Walkin round with another man.

Well I don't know why I aim so high
To get another big woman, well it's better off to die
She's out after dinner with a smile for every sinner
Well I'm a jealous old crow but I'm getting much thinner.

Well, I think I saw the lady I love walking round with another man
I think I saw the lady I love walking round with another man
I think I saw the lady I love walking round with another man
I think I saw the lady I love walking round with another man
Walkin round with another man.

Well she says 'sleep tight' as she knocks out the light
But I hear her slippin' out in the middle of the night
At the first light of day she's off and away
And I never get a chance to say 'Stay, lady stay'.

Well, I think I saw the lady I love walking round with another man
I think I saw the lady I love walking round with another man
I think I saw the lady I love walking round with another man
I think I saw the lady I love walking round with another man
Walkin round with another man.

Driving (Condell)

The sun is going down and I'm driving into town
Some cars got their lights on, some of them on dim.
The driver is a thinker but a drinker when he drives
And I'm always coming back – why, why?
- I just don't know.
 
There's cranes and strange reflections and clouds hanging grey
In the corner of my eye I see the red city sky
The taxi that I'm sitting in is ticking in and out of time
And I'm always coming back - why, why?
 - I just don't know.
 
And we crawl, and we crawl through the broken streets so small
Send your soul somewhere else as you dream on the bus.
 
And when you walk with mother there you hold her hand so tight
I got business in the city now but never very much.
In the corner of my eye I see the red city sky
And I'm always coming back – why, why?
- I just don't know.
 
And the sun is going down and I'm driving into town
And I'm driving into town, and the sun is going down.

Venezuela (O'Kelly)

The heavens hang low here in Venezuela
So proud the mountains shine a thousand miles away.
The breeze blows free through the grasslands of Venezuela
We're living at the edge of the world.
We pray for the day - we long for the night to come
Through the ozone layer the yellow star blazed on.

It's only a mythology
We never know, whatever is, it couldn't be better.
Still only our sadness pulls us apart -
Sorrow holds us together.

We reel in the glare here in Venezuela
Through the shimmering haze we watch the telescopes turn.
We swoon and we stare here in Venezuela
We fall and wither on the shadowless plain.

Never surmount, no, never surpass, no, never surrender
How wearily, how bravely we drive the animals home.
In this paradise the light just burns our faces
Come the day, those rays will shine on through.

The heavens hang low here in Venezuela
So proud the mountains shine a thousand miles away.
The breeze blows free through the grasslands of Venezuela
We're living at the edge of the world.
We pray for the day - we long for the night to come
Through the ozone layer the yellow star blazed on.

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