London Hymns (Compilation)

by Roy Smiles

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A compilation of tracks from the Roy Smiles albums:

DRUNKS & DREAMERS (2011)
TIME'S MOVING ON (2012)
SEIZE THE DAY (2013)
AUTUMN SONG (2014)
BREMEN (2014)
THE TRAINS & THE RAIN (2015).

All guitars by Simon Walker save 'Girls Of Summer', 'Time's Moving On
& 'Christ This City' by Dave Mayberry.
All keyboards by SImon Walker.
Tracks produced by Simon Walker at Loophole Studios, Brighton.
Dedicated to: my son.

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released December 16, 2014

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Roy Smiles London, UK

Roy Smiles is from West London. His albums are: 'Drunks & Dreamers' (2011), 'Time's Moving On' (2012),'Seize The Day' (2013), 'Autumn Song' (2014), 'Bremen' (2014) & 'The Trains & The Rain' (2015) and 'Northern Angels'. (2016).A best of compilation: 'London Hymns' is available on Bandcamp. Contact: roy.smiles@aol.co.uk. ... more

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Track Name: The Subways & The Sidewalks
The Subways & The Sidewalks

Girl, I know that London’s for the leaving
Girl, I know you really have to go
But girl it would be pointless & deceiving
To say it didn’t hit me like a blow.

The Thames has turned to grey as if in mourning
London Bridge has hung its head in shame
Cathedral bells toll out a muffled warning
The statues cry after the broken rain.

Chorus
And the subways and the sidewalks call your name
But I know I’ll never see your face again
And the sidewalks and the subways call your name
But I know I’ll never see your face again.

Girl, I know these streets started to haunt you
Girl, I know that sadness gripped your soul
Girl, I know that life began to taunt you
In a city where no love can match the dole.

Chorus

Instrumental

Chorus

Girl, I know that London’s not for dreaming
Girl, I know you needed to be free
Girl, I hope you find life of some meaning
Girl, won’t you sometimes think of me.

Chorus (X2)

Your face again, your face again, your face again.
Track Name: Lorna Doone
Lorna Doone

Woman be happy, Woman be splendid
Woman may you know peace all of your days
Woman be gracious, adored & befriended
Woman may you know love in a thousand ways.

Woman be tender, woman be knowing
Woman be righteous, all of your days
Woman be faithful, woman be growing
Woman be exulted this much I pray.

Chorus
Hair tawny as autumn; eyes bright as the moon
I shall love you forever my own Lorna Doone
Hair tawny as autumn; eyes bright as the moon
I shall love you forever my own Lorna Doone.

Woman be merry, woman be contented
Woman may your skies be never grey
Woman be married, be my intended
Woman may laughter fill all your days.
Chorus
(Instrumental)
Chorus
Woman be wondrous, woman be glowing
Woman may be elated all your days
Woman be mighty, woman be flowing
Woman may you find love in a thousand ways.

Chorus

My own Lorna Doone, my own Lorna Doone, my own Lorna Doone.
Track Name: War With The East
War With The East

Children screaming & horsemen riding; the madmen have been released
As the women cry and the old men sigh; as they talk of war with the east
As they talk of war with the east.

They’re gathering all the clansmen; fetching swords, armed to the teeth
As young men lie & hope to die, as they shout for war with the east
As they shout for war with the east.

Chorus
And I’m clutching at my children, shouting: ‘no more war!’
But the madness is upon them, to hell with peace or law
And I’m clutching at my children screaming: ‘no more war!’
But no man could even hear me, lost to the vicious roar.

The knights ride out to glory, their mad dogs snarl like beasts
The drums of war hammer at the door, as they drum for war with the east
As they drum for war with the east.

Like sheep to the ancient slaughter, the gods will have their fleece
The widows wail as the warships sail, they sail for war with the east
They sail for war with the east.

Chorus

Soldiers run into the setting sun, dreaming of battle & no more peace
Death to the dove & eternal love, as they run to war with the east
As they run to war with the east.

Holy are the righteous, Jesus? Well, he’s deceased
There’s no such gore like a Holy war, as they pray for war with the east
As they pray for war with the east.

(Instrumental)

Chorus

Armies gather like cattle, the Pale Rider waits for his feast
For the Lord & his wrathful sword, there must be war with the east
There must be war with the east.

And so they march to Kingdom Come, like the Spartans of Ancient Greece
Their blood is red my dreams are dead as we go to war with the east
As we go war with the east, as we go to war to the east,
As we go to war with the east.
Track Name: Ship That Died Of Shame
Ship That Died Of Shame

Though you’re gone you’re not forgotten
For the four winds call your name
As I sail these storm tossed oceans
I’m the ship that died of shame
I’m the ship that died of shame.

All the words that stayed unspoken
I destroyed us: I take the blame
Now the sea’s my only lover
I’m the ship that died of shame
I’m the ship that died of shame.

Chorus
And every land is left behind me
And no port shall call me home
I’m a ship without a compass
As these lonely seas I roam.

Past the years that stand between us
I carry your torch like a flame
And the rain recalls your crying
I’m the ship that died of shame
I’m the ship that died of shame.

Chorus

Though I knew you loved me truly
I treated your love like a game
Now I sail a sea of heartbreak
I’m the ship that died of shame
I’m the ship that died of shame.

(Instrumental)

Chorus

Damned to ride these tides forever
As your memory returns to maim
May God help this faithless sailor
I’m the ship that died of shame
I’m the ship that died of shame
I’m the ship that died of shame.
Track Name: Vera (In Autumn)
Vera (In Autumn)

Now that someone murdered summer or, at least, left it for dead
As August drown in glory and September turned & fled
Now the autumn leaves are falling but I wonder if they’re true
What use is autumn, Vera, when I live without you?
What use is autumn, Vera, when I live without you?

I will jog across the Common; I will run through the park
As a shabby sun shines weakly as if a traitor to the dark
And the autumn leaves are falling, almost ashamed they ever grew
What use is autumn, Vera, when I live without you?
What use is autumn, Vera, when I live without you?

Chorus
When you’re lost to your woman there is nothing to be done
When you’re lost to your woman you are lost to the sun
When you’re lost to your woman where you gonna run?
When you’re lost to your woman you are lost to the sun.

In the playgrounds kids are playing, they run & kick the leaves
As the rain pours down from heaven as if angels need to grieve
And the autumn leaves are falling ‘cause winds too bitter blew
What use is autumn, Vera, when I live without you?
What use is autumn, Vera, when I live without you?

Chorus

(Instrumental)

Chorus

I will sit in crowded cafes; I will drink my sour wine
I will think about the old days & the passing of our time
And the autumn leaves are falling in a sky more black than blue
What use is autumn, Vera, when I die without you?
What use is autumn, Vera, when I die without you?
What use is autumn, Vera, when I die without you?
Track Name: El Dorado
El Dorado

I went in search of El Dorado
I rode out wild, without a care
It was my quest for El Dorado
And the fortune & glory that I’d find there.

It was in need of El Dorado
I left my love so far behind
It was my greed for El Dorado
That froze my heart & stole my mind.

And so I searched for El Dorado
Down all the years and through my days
But found no sign of El Dorado
As the girl I loved slipped far away.

Chorus
To money we're peasants, to Mammon we're slaves
The wage packet our king from the cradle to grave
Fortune we worship, to riches we pray
But like Judas & silver: it's love we betray.

(Instrumental)

Middle 8
Over the mountain of the moon
Into the valley of shadow
I rode & rode in search of gold
And that place called El Dorado.

Chorus

And I came to hate that El Dorado
Losing my love in search of fame
For in that quest for El Dorado
I never saw my love again.

So tell the world of El Dorado
And let my story be sometimes told
No need to seek for El Dorado:
For love's that city made of gold
For love's that city made of gold
For love's that city made of gold.
Track Name: Christ This City
Christ This City

To be tired of London, is to be tired of life
But man this city cuts you, cuts you like a knife
There's people out there walking, who love hate like a wife
Christ this city sometimes gets me down.

Neighbours vicious strangers, they act like you're not there
They don't believe in talking, they can only swear
Millions of angry people but not one friend to care
Christ this city sometimes gets me down.

Chorus
And every dream you've ever dreamed
Has been drown by siren screams
And every hope you've ever known
Someone else has taken home
And every dream you've ever dreamed
Has been drown by siren screams
And every hope you've ever known
Someone else has taken home.

Where every shoulder knocks you, when every laughs a sneer
And every building mocks you, as you cry into your beer
And every sign's in neon, the brighter to hide your fear
Christ this city sometimes gets me down.

Christ this city sometimes gets me
Christ this city sometimes gets me
Christ this city sometimes gets me down.

Chorus

(Instrumental)

All of the queen's horses and all of the queen's men
Should pull down this city and build it up again
Bulldoze all the houses, send for Mr. Wren
Christ this city sometimes gets me
Christ this city sometimes gets me
Christ this city sometimes gets me down
Sometimes gets me down.
Track Name: Anybody Here Seen A Friend?
Anybody Here Seen A Friend?

When every dream has been broken
When every hope is a lie
When every truth stays unspoken
But no man alive can tell you why.

When every soul has been battered
When every heart is afraid
When every faith has been shattered
And every cause you’ve known has been betrayed.

Chorus
Has anybody here seen a friend?
Has anybody here seen a friend?
I’m so beaten and broken: I need a place to mend
Has anybody here seen a friend?

When every prayer’s left un-Sunshine
When every song’s touched by pain
When every hate’s almost naked
And you’re living just trying to stay sane.

When every word’s in desperation
When every poem fails to rhyme
When every thought is desolation
And your days are like doing prison time.

Chorus

Has anybody here seen a friend?
Has anybody here seen a friend?
I’m so beaten and broken: I need a place to mend
Has anybody here seen a friend?
Lord won’t you help me find
Lord won’t you help me find
Lord won’t you help me find a friend?
Track Name: I'll Give You The Sun
I'll Give You The Sun

I can't give you diamonds
That glitter like stars
I can't give you rubies
That shine from afar
But you'll wake up one morning
Thousand things to be done
Just look out your window
And I'll give you the sun.

I can't give you silver
Or cathedrals of gold
Nor give you the treasures
That the oceans might hold
But you'll wake up one morning
Thousand things to be done
Just look out your window
And I'll give you the sun.

Chorus
For though I am nothing
A working man's son
I'd give you the earth
If it were mine to be won
For though I am nothing
A working man's son
I'd give you the earth
If it were mine to be won.

I can't give you castles
Or a princess's clothes
I can't give you flowers
Not a solitary rose
But you'll wake up one morning
Thousand things to be done
Just look out your window
And I'll give you the sun.

Chorus

Yes, you'll wake up one morning
Thousand things to be done
Just look out your window
And I'll give you the sun.
Track Name: Seize The Day
Seize The Day

I walked out on a London morning
The threat of rain, all shades of grey
I didn’t mind the raindrops forming
I was content to seize the day
I was content to seize the day.

I walked besides a grey old river
Big Ben chimed, I dreamed away
The autumn chill made me shiver
I was content to seize the day
I was content to seize the day.

Chorus
Carpe diem, what can you say? I’m just happy to own a day
Carpe diem, what can you say? I’m just happy to own a day.

Trains went by; children were playing
I walked the Southbank all the way
October winds; trees were swaying
I was content to seize the day
I was content to seize the day.

Chorus

Walked along to the cold old palace
Statues of soldiers glared away
They changed the guard but without Alice
I was content to seize the day
I was content to seize the day.

Chorus

A shabby sun and a dirty rainbow
Rain spat down in a sad grey spray
Watched some boats to make the time go
I was content to seize the day
I was content to seize the day.

(Instrumental)

Chorus

Let it rain I have my glory
I’m in love and in love to stay
Who she is? That’s another story
I’m just content to seize the day
I'm just content to seize the day
Carpe diem, what can I say?
I’m just content to seize the day.
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Track Name: Clancy
Clancy

I know your world has stopped its turning
Now the woman you loved has walked away
But all your boats are not for burning
Clancy don’t grieve your heart away
Clancy don’t grieve your heart away.

I know you’ll spend your days regretting
All the things you somehow did not say
And I know you’ll never start forgetting
Clancy don’t long your heart away
Clancy don’t long your heart away.

You know she never meant to hurt you
As you know there were reasons she couldn’t stay
And though it pains you that she’d desert you
Clancy don’t cry your heart away
Clancy don’t cry your heart away.

Chorus
There’s are cruel lessons for the learning
And life can sometimes tear you down
But when your woman’s not for turning
You either live or else you drown.

You know there are things she’ll never tell you
Like why your love had to end its days
Maybe it’s the bad times that befell you
Clancy don’t mourn your heart away.
Clancy don’t mourn your heart away.

Chorus

(Instrumental)

Chorus

I know your heart is beyond its hurting
And self hating is always your normal way
But love is not a thing for deserting
Clancy don’t grieve your heart away
Clancy don’t grieve your heart away
Clancy don’t grieve your heart away.
Track Name: The Trains & The Rain
The Trains & The Rain
London can be as lonely as a mountain
Since you went away it’s lost its soul
London rents are mighty & keep mounting
And these buildings seem to take a bloody toll.

Since you went away my heart is grieving
Since you went away my world is wrong
Love is nothing more than a heart wanting:
That life should be more than a lonesome song.

Chorus
So I sit in the gloom of this shabby London room
As the shadows on the walls whisper your name
So I sit in the gloom of this lonely London room
Writing songs about the trains & the rain
Writing songs about the trains & the rain.

Once upon a time we talked of weddings
I dreamt I’d be a father to your child
Guess I didn’t know where we were heading
Guess that our love had me beguiled.

We were going to live & learn together
We were going to somehow grow & grow
I suppose I thought out love would be forever
So why you walked away I’ll never know.

Chorus

(Instrumental)

Chorus

May your days always being you sunshine
May your child forever find her smile
May your life be joyous as a fine wine
May your days flow softly as the Nile.

Chorus

Writing songs about the trains & the rain.
Track Name: Time's Moving On
Time’s Moving On

No nursery rhymes can help me now
I’ve grown up, supposed to be a man
No poems for me, written on playground swings
No mumbling choirboys in church halls sing
Time’s moving on.

No Chopper bikes, no climbing trees
No playful fights in fallen leaves
I’m a grown up man in a grown up world
Of angry looks and broken words
Time’s moving on.

Chorus
Fly away Wendy, fly away Paul
It doesn’t matter, not at all
Just close your eyes and fly away
To the land where lost children play.

No Airfix kits, no Hornby trains
No holding hands down Lovers Lanes
No Tommy Gun, no Flashing Blade’s
Just silent tears at the lives we’ve made
Time’s moving on.

Instrumental.

Chorus

No Rubber Souls, no Apollo flights
No jumper goals, no bonfire nights
Just broken hearts and red, red wine
Not cowboy books but passing time
Time’s moving on
Time’s moving on
Time’s moving on.
Track Name: Drunks & Dreamers
Drunks & Dreamers

I shall not walk with guardian angels
I shall not talk of times with kings
No, I shall not walk with guardian angels
Nor ever wear a wedding ring
Lord, nor ever wear a wedding ring.

Chorus
But if I can sing to drunks and dreamers
To the souls who don’t belong
If I can preach to drunks and dreamers
And maybe teach them my song
And maybe teach them my song.

I shall not march to tunes of glory
Nor ever be sweet fortune’s slave
No, I shall not march to tunes of glory
But lie buried in a pauper’s grave
Lord, lie buried in a pauper’s grave.

Chorus

I went swimming in a river of wine
Not waving but crying
I was saved in the nick of time
Not drowning but trying
I went swimming in a river of wine
Realized what I had done
And found my salvation
In the eyes of my new born son
Yes, and found my salvation
In the eyes of my new born son.

(Instrumental).

I shall not march through streets of Eden
Nor know the touch of my true love’s hand
No, I shall not run through streets of Eden
Nor ever find my promised land
Lord, nor ever find my promised land.

Chorus

Teach them my song.
Track Name: Girls Of Summer
Girls Of Summer

Leaves will fall, sure as love will fail
The broken rain, is beyond the pale
August passed, as the year got stale
And the girls of Summer have gone.

Brown and gold are September's days
The sun will shine, only yesterday
The wind will blow, all your dreams away
And the girls of Summer have gone.

Chorus
Calling from your memory
Whispering from your past
Wondering if suddenly
The love you knew’s your last (last).

October comes, the trees will bare
November's storms disturb the air
Autumn dies; she's still not there
And the girls of Summer have gone.

Chorus

Snow will blind; the cold will rack
December's dark, its nights are black
Winter's cruel; she's not coming back
And the girls of Summer have gone.

(Instrumental)

Chorus

Snow will blind; the cold will rack
December's dark, its nights are black
Winter's cruel; she's not coming back
And the girls of Summer have gone
Gone, gone; and the girls of Summer have gone.
Track Name: Bremen
Bremen

Sharp was the wind, dark were the skies
It snowed as we flew; I stared at your eyes
A North German shore, a Europe in grey
We knew we were done, before Christmas Day.

We’d known so much love, but love needs to grow
We stepped from the plane, we walked through the snow
We took a tram, through the city where you’d grown
You said you felt dread about your childhood home.

Chorus
Bremen - you heart is always winter
Bremen - your heart is always cold
Bremen - I’ll not be your child of winter
Bremen - your shall never make me old.

You said that you knew, my soul was too wild
My drinking too much, when you wanted a child
I felt that your heart was always in reserve
And love’s not a thing that only sometimes you serve.

We walked to your home, your family was there
The shadows of war were too much to bear
We went for a walk, we stared at the fields
You said you had scars that no years could heal.

Chorus

Shall we cry for a Northern sky? Shall we sigh for a Northern sky?
Shall we cry for a Northern sky? Shall we sigh for a Northern sky?

(Instrumental)

Chorus

We borrowed some cycles, we rode into town
We stared at the statues: kings without crowns
You held my hand & said you were afraid
As you knew that love has a price to be paid.

We flew back to London, through wind & the snow
I said I would leave, I’d find somewhere to go
And so it was Bremen where our love had to end
But Duchess you’ll always be my friend
But Duchess you’ll always be my friend
But Duchess you’ll always be my friend.
Track Name: A Land Called Home
A Land Called Home

I wandered streets of silent dread
Where every heart was left for dead
In search of comfort, love or bed
Looking for a land called home
Looking for a land called home.

I searched through harsh and broken lands
Where all my dreams had turned to sand
Drunk and dazed and sometimes damned
Looking for a land called home
Looking for a land called home.

Chorus
Home is where the heart is but I’m a man without a heart
If I had a heart, girl, we’d have never come to part
Home is where the heart is but I’m a man who stands apart
How can I ever find a home when I don't know where to start?

I scoured the earth and all its bars
In trains and planes, coaches and cars
Scarred as the sun, lost as the stars
Looking for a land called home
Looking for a land called home.

(Instrumental)

Chorus

Walked north and south and east and west
But where I walked I found no rest
A Don Quixote’s desperate quest
Looking for a land called home
Looking for a land called home
Looking for a land called home
Looking for a land called home.
Track Name: A Man Who Walks Alone
A Man Who Walks Alone

I shall not know hope or glory
Now this heart has turned to stone
My life must be another story
Now I’m a man who walks alone.

Down these mean streets cold & forgotten
I will walk where no love does roam
In a land where something’s rotten
Now I’m a man who walks alone.

Chorus
If you seek then you will find
Only love can make you blind
If you seek then you will find
A shattered heart could never bind.

The rain is falling like angels crying
In a city that’s not my home
If these aren’t tears then I am lying
Now I’m a man who walks alone.

You said out love had grown too weary
You broke my heart: you used the phone
You plainly planned your treason clearly
Now I’m a man who walks alone.

Chorus

Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
A long long way from home.

Like a thief you stole my feelings
Your smile as frozen as a winter’s bone
You drown my soul & left me reeling
Now I’m a man who walks alone.

Chorus

And so I walk without hope or glory
A broken reed that’s tossed and blown
That’s my tale, the ending's gory
Now I’m a man who walks alone
Now I’m a man who walks alone
Now I’m a man who walks alone.
Track Name: Dreaming Of Toronto
Dreaming Of Toronto

I’ve travelled north to cold Alaska; I’ve travelled south to the Yuma sands
But, girl, I’m dreaming of Toronto and Canada - my true heart’s land.

I’ve travelled west to California; I’ve travelled east to old Cape Cod
Now I’m dreaming of Toronto, I’ll never leave again - I swear to God.

I’ve travelled many different places, In search of dreams that turned to dust
But now I’m dreaming of Toronto and better days for the both of us.

Chorus
Oh Canada you know I never spurned you
You stayed with me down all the years
You kept me believing through the bad times
In cities where men live by the sneer.

I’ve known the cruel winds of Chicago; I’ve known the cool winds of Mexico
But now I’m dreaming of Toronto and the girl who’d never let me go.

I’ve known the broken streets of Vegas where every night’s a losing game
And I’ve lived in New York City where no man ever knew my name.

Chorus

(Instrumental)

Chorus

Casa Loma are you still standing under the gentle, falling snow?
And do the wild geese keep on calling across the mighty Lake Ontario?

So let The Maple Leaf keep riding to Canada, where you wait for me
Girl, I’m dreaming of Toronto - and a love that’s haunted me
And a love that’s haunted me; and a love that’s haunted me.
Track Name: Shadow Of My Songs
Shadow Of My Songs

Though the years have come between us and my days are marked by time
I can’t forget what went between us and the hours you were mine
Girl know I always loved you though I often did you wrong
You’re the reason for my living; you’re the shadow of my songs.

Now, I know you found another; a man who could stay true
But I regret the hurt I did you; if only that you knew
It broke my heart in leaving; if only I’d been strong
But girl I’ll keep believing – you’re shadow of my songs.

Chorus
Through the years and through the pain
It’s your memory keeps me sane
In the dark and endless night
You’re my torch and you’re my light.

Through the days of constant nothing to the nights of constant rain
Amongst the ghosts of passing strangers I will see your face again
In cities of lost dreamers; amongst the teeming, endless throng
You haunt my edge of reason; you’re the shadow of my songs.

Chorus

(Instrumental)

I think of you in autumn when the leaves must fall and die
I think of you in summer under bright and cloudless skies
I think of you in winter when the lonely nights are long
You’re the hope I find in spring time: you’re the shadow of my songs.

My life somehow got broken; now I always walk alone
A child of constant sorrow; a long, long way from home
And if God will not forgive me: for all the things I’ve done
Woman know that I loved you: you are the shadow of my songs.
Track Name: A Broken Fool
A Broken Fool
There is a man who sheds no tears
Who walks in shadows as if in fear
Just another clown to his own King Lear
Walk a mile with a broken fool.

He thinks that love is a false emotion
A clichéd word best left unspoken
A wretched thing, a pointless token
Walk a mile with a broken fool.

Chorus
And all this fool ever knew
Was no woman would stay true
So he walks with a broken mind
Opened eyes: blinkered & blind.

He's a man who counts the cost
Of the woman he loved but lost
Who’s life is cold - an early frost
Walk a mile with a broken fool.

Chorus

(Instrumental)

His heart is winter, always austere
As he walks alone from year to year
His soul as dark as a midnight clear
Walk a mile with a broken fool.

Chorus

There is a man who takes a pride
In never ever feeling inside
I am that man and I cannot hide
Walk a mile with a broken fool
Walk a mile with a broken fool
Walk a mile with this broken fool.
Track Name: Go Gently
Go Gently
If she is tired then go gently
If she is weary do the same
All these things are elementary
After all, love is not a game.

If she is crying then be tender
For her days can be hard
You must have sympathy to render
Times you need to let down your guard.

If she is angry bring her laughter
If she is bitter ease her pain
It may be tenderness she’s after
For when her life is constant rain.

Chorus
And if you build this house then she will come
And if you build this house then she will be the one
And if you build this house then she will come
If you build this house her love will be won.

If she is broken try to mend her
If she is lost then guide her home
Sometimes the message you must send her
Is that she will never walk alone.

If she trembles you must hold her
Let her know she has your heart
No matter what words you have told her
Tell me again you shall never part.

Chorus

(Instrumental)

Chorus

If she is tired then go gently
If she is weary do the same
All these things are elementary
After all love is no game.

If she is tired then go gently, if she is tired then go gently, if she is tired then go gently.
Track Name: Raven Black
Raven Black

I will see her in the glory of the morning
I will hear her midst the madness of the day
I will feel her when the winter winds are storming
And the birds of summer have flown away.

I will touch her in the gentle breeze of autumn
I will know her in the howling rain’s refrain
I will sense her in the empty nights of cities
And I’ll remember Tel Aviv again.

Chorus
The woman walked as if she were in shadow
And where she walked there was no going back
Here eyes were filled with many untold sorrows
And her hair was as dark as - raven black.

I will call her name in dreams of silent worry
As the troubles in the Middle East go on
I will see again the distant gun-ships flying
As she sang to me her sad and angry songs;

Chorus

Some men stay as some men leave
I will remember Tel Aviv
Some men take as some men need
I will remember Tel Aviv
Some men love as some men grieve
I will remember Tel Aviv.

Instrumental.

Chorus

I think of her when dawn is slowly rising
I think of her as night reclaims the day
May there one day be peace and understanding
Keep Sheila safe and well ‘til then I pray.

Chorus

And her hair was as dark as - raven black
And her hair was as dark as - raven black.
Track Name: Love Of A Woman
Love Of A Woman

Well, I’ve been to heaven and I’ve been to hell
But which was which? Well, I never could tell
Been beaten by life and kicked as I fell
It was the love of a woman that saved me
It was the love of a woman that saved me.

Been thrown in the gutter and thrown up to the sky
Been saved for salvation but knew it a lie
Been so forsaken even statues might cry
It was the love of a woman that saved me
It was the love of a woman that saved me.

What made Jack Daniels famous made a loser out of me
What gave the south its comfort brought me only misery
There was no such thing as drinking responsibly
It was the love of a decent woman that finally set me free.

Guzzled red wine like a pig at a trough
No matter how much it was never enough
My liver surrendered but I called its bluff
It was the love of a woman that saved me
It’s was the love of a woman that saved me.

Chorus
What shall we do with the drunken sailor, what shall we do with the drunken sailor?
What shall we do with the drunken sailor, earl-aye in the morning?
Sail away down the High Street, sail away down the High Street
Sail away down the High Street, until you drown your dreams.

What made Jack Daniels famous made a loser out of me
What gave the south its comfort brought me only misery
There was no such thing as drinking responsibly
It was the love of a decent woman that finally set me free.

Instrumental.

The woman stood by me she wouldn’t let me hide
For the way I was drinking was a slow suicide
She gave me back my soul, my future, my pride
It was the love of a woman that saved me
It was the love of a woman that saved me
It was the love of a woman that saved me.