AL STEWART lyrics - Indian Summer

If It Doesn't Come Naturally, Leave It

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Nothing that's forced can ever be right If it doesn't come naturally, leave it That's what she said as she turned out the light And we bent our backs as slaves of the night Then she lowered her guard and showed me the scars She got from trying to fight Saying oh, you'd better believe it. Well I'm up to my neck in the crumbling wreckage Of all that I wanted from life When I looked for respect all I got was neglect Though I swallowed the line as a sign of the times But dealing a jack from the back of the pack They said-"You lose again" Oh, I said, who needs it? Well don't get me wrong now I tried to get on With the jokers that got in my way And I put on a smile and I tried all the while to be straight But they just wanted more all the time and I'm sure That you know what I mean when I say That I'm sick of the touch and there's only so much you can take. Well nothing that's real is ever for free And you just have to pay for it sometime She said it before, she said it to me I suppose she believed there was nothing to see But the same old four imaginary walls She built for living inside I said oh, you just can't mean it Well there was never a doubt that she had to get out she was just looking around for a way In the pit of the night there was nowhere to hide any more She was out on a limb, she was reaching for things That she wanted, but just couldn't say And she had to be sure that she wouldn't get caught like before. Well nothing that's forced can ever be right If it doesn't come naturally, leave it That's what she said as she turned out the light And she may have been wrong, and she may have been right But I woke with the frost, and noticed she'd lost The veil that covered her eyes I said oh, you can leave it.

The Big Light

ELVIS COSTELLO "King Of America"
Well I had a little feeling to have a big night And woke up feeling small and not so brave and not quite right I had to face the who am I and where is she and what did I do But worst of all I had to face the big light The big light came through my window and it opened up my eyelids and it snapped them up like roller blinds and told me things that I did I can't face another day and night of good ideas and complications And I'm thankful that I didn't open another bottle of inspiration When the hangover this morning had a personality And I cast my shattered mind over selected memories I didn't even touch the light switch so I knew I'd never see The haggard face that would be staring back at me Well I had a little feeling to have a big time And I woke up to alarm bells like a big church chime I had to face the who am I and who is she and what did I do But worst of all I had to face the big light Well, it's fine to go out and have a big night But sooner or later you're gonna face the big light

Make Sure You're Sure

STEVIE WONDER "Jungle Fever"
Well the night is young And the stars are out And your eyes are all aglow And you say you feel Ways you've never felt But are you sure, make sure you're sure Well, the wine is sweet And the music sways And your lips are so divine And you say you know That you're falling in love Now, let's be mature, make sure you're sure I'm not accustomed to wearing my feelings In a place that's so obvious to see But if eyes don't lie There's a chance that you are not fooling yourself and me Well the night is through And the sun's come out And so too has your lovely smile And you vow to stay In these arms always Can you endure, now are you sure Love can be so insecure So please be sure

Beautiful Loser

BOB SEGER "Beautiful Loser"
Well I'm looking for a woman About five foot six Who ain't into glamour She's just into kicks Just a sweet fashion lady Stepping dynamite Who's gonna take me for granted In the heat of the night Come on baby Don't run away Look here in my face Be it night or day I ain't got no money But I sure got a whole lotta love Well I'm walking down the street And my heart's feeling heavy Swaying with the beat 'Cause I'm more than just ready She's looking at me I can feel it in my bones Step right on up And I'll be taking you home Don't turn away Look here in my face Be it night or day I ain't got no money But I sure got a whole lot of love A whole lot of love Well I'm looking for a woman Who's looking for a man Who's looking for a time Like she ain't ever had Just a sweet fashion lady Stepping dynamite Who's gonna take me for granted In the heat of the night Come on baby don't run away Look here in my face Be it night or day I ain't got no money But I sure got a whole lotta love

Let It Be Me

INDIGO GIRLS "Rites Of Passage"
Sticks and stones battle zones A single light bulb on a single thread for the black Sirens wail history fails Rose-colored glass begins to age and crack While the politicians shadowbox the power ring And an endless split decision never solve anything From a neighbor's distant land I heard the strain of the common man Let it be me (this is not a fighting song) Let it be me (not a wrong for a wrong) Let it be me If the world is night Shine my life like a light Well the world seems spent and the president Has no good idea who the masses are Well I'm one of them and I'm among friends We're trying to see beyond the fences in our own backyards I've seen the kingdoms blow like ashes in the winds of change But the power of truth is the fuel for the flame So the darker the ages get There's a stronger beacon yet Let it be me (this is not a fighting song) Let it be me (not a wrong for a wrong) Let it be me If the world is night Shine my life like a light In the kind word you speak In the turn of the cheek When your vision stays clear In the face of your fear Then you see turning out a light switch is their only power When we stand like spotlights in a mighty tower All for one and one for all Then we sing the common call Let it be me (this is not a fighting song) Let it be me (not a wrong for a wrong) Let it be me If the world is night Shine my life like a light

Light In Your Eyes

BLESSID UNION OF SOULS "Blessid Union Of Souls"
I can't remember the last time that we kissed goodbye All our 'I love you's' were just not enough to survive Something your eyes never told me But it's only now too plain to see Brilliant disguise when you hold me And I'm free I've been thinking and here's what I've come to conclude Sometimes the distance is more than two people can use But how could I have known girl It was time and not space you would need Darling tonight I could hold you and you would know But would you believe There's a light in your eyes that I used to see There's a place in your heart where I used to be Was I wrong to assume that you were waiting for me There's a light in your eyes Did you leave that light burning for me Cards and phone calls and photograph pictures of you Constant reminder of all the things you get used to Is there a chance in hell or heaven That there's still something here to build on Or do you just pick up the pieces after they fall But after all There's a light in your eyes that I used to see And a song in the words that you spoke to me Was I wrong to believe in your melody There's a light in your eyes Did you leave that light burning for me Should I keep on waiting or does love keep on fading away Fading away It's been a while since I've seen you so how have you been Did you get my letter I wrote you, but I did not send I tried to call your old number But the voice that I heard on the phone I recognized but she told me the number was wrong There's a light in my eyes but it's too bright to see And a pain in my heart where you used to be Guess I was wrong to assume that you were waiting here for me There's a light in your eyes Did you leave that light burning for me

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