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She lives by the seaside
It’s good for her smile
She swims in the ocean
And walks for a mile.

She’s into her jazz and
Tequila and lime
She talks like a lady
She could have been mine

But, she’s got her thing
And I’ve got the other
So we sit and we chat just like
Sister and brother
And deep in her eyes there’s a fire
And I’ve got my stuff
But she’s got a small place
So we, sit and we chat
And I think about about her face
And deep in her eyes, there’s a fire

She’s not big on romance
It just leaves her cold
She’s been hurt too often
Or so I’ve been told.

But she’s witty and pleasant
And when she comes around
The boys all flock round her
To take her to town

And she’s got her life
And I’ve got mine
A few years between us but ‘hey, that’s just time’
And deep in her eyes there’s a fire
I’ve got the road and she’s got the sea
And we’ve traveled our paths but separately
And deep in her eyes there’s a fire

Then one day I noticed
A tear in her eye
She said she was leaving
I didn’t ask why.

I knew something drive her
I thought it was me
Then I saw a small letter
She’s left carefully
It said ‘Darling I love you, and that’s why I’m gone.
It’s taken me over  
And I can’t go on.
You see, you are the fire in my eyes’

I cried for a long time
Once more the fool
It was right there before me
And I know that you say that,
I should have chased her
And begged her to stay
I know the reason
That she went away.
Deep in her eyes there’s a fire
Deep in her eyes there’s a fire.
The shadows of the railing
By the room I played last night. 
The whistle of a siren
And the blood of a lost fight.
And the closed sign on the food store 
Broken window, crack of light
And the hurt that won't subside
won't u let me look inside?
And the 'do me' look from a burnt out *****
And the words that split my side. 
Everything makes sense somehow
It's all that I expect 
The tears I knew I'd always shed 
The freight train singing in my head.
The rocks that turned a stranded heart 
Into a sunken, flooded wreck. 
Yet,
All of this is somewhat new, 
Baby I never thought this would come from u, 
Ur soul was clean and pure and.....
Jesus Christ am I so lame 
That it snuck right up on me? 
I who's every move was honed and practised, 
1 and 2 and ******* 63 !
Oh here's the rub, the wake up call. 
I never knew that dame at all, 
She let me think she needed love
And I gave up my past, and then my love.
And when her need of me was done
And some other shmoe became the one
The line was cut, connection frayed
Her single, final, veil displayed,
she naked, danced into the shade 
So I could fall, into the sun 
Not laughed at, 
But........ 
Tolerated, 
tolerated
Tolerated........
By everyone.
'
She's back from somewhere
I ain't gonna ask the place
Cos it's non of my beeswax 
It ain't left no marks on her sweet face
It's like time stood still from the day we met
She's older, wiser maybe and yet
Tho I know I've ripped the heart right out of me and carved these lines for all to see
She can still see the soul in me
That I haven't had chance to get to yet.
She could save me with a word if she had a mind to 
She could turn it all around If her heart was set on me
I dare not ask
Or even pray.
All I know Is that today 
She made me smile
She made me smile 
She made me smile.
Another dawn and I'm alone
Last night is a world away
But my smile remains
And gone is the pain
With one word that I heard you say.
'Baby'
I feel you baby, 
Fingers so light
In the darkest night.
I hear you baby
Breathing my name
It'll never sound the same.
I hold you baby,
Flesh on flesh
And palms that press.
I love you baby
From inside of me
You word set me free.
HOLDING MY BREATH FOR YOU.

Time’s not on my side
It’s running away like a thief in the night
But the warmth of your touch
And the smile in your eyes
Is telling me that I should stand and fight

I’m battered and bruised
And sometimes I’ll lose
And I surely will hit the ground
But if you’re there at my side
And you don’t count me out
I’m willing to go one more round

I’m holding my breath for you
I trust in my heart
Cos it keeps running to you
I won’t let you fall
If you give me your all
Come on save me, and I’ll save you right back

I’m holding my breath
Holding my breath
Holding my breath for you
I’m holding my breath
Holding my breath
Holding my breath for you

So much wisdom and so much grace
Too much hurt for one small face
Too many lessons in too short a time
So much love that just wasn’t mine


Minutes to hours and days into years
It’s taken so long but you’re finally here
People will wonder just where can he be
And when they ask you just tell them he’s holding his breath

I’m holding my breath for you
I trust in my heart
Cos it keeps running to you
I won’t let you fall
If you give me your all
Come on save me, and I’ll save you right back

I’m holding my breath
Holding my breath
Holding my breath for you
I’m holding my breath
Holding my breath
Holding my breath for you
'It's you'
It's your smile 
It's your eyes
It's your laugh
It's your cry
It's your touch
It's your breath
It's not knowing why
It's your past
It's your now
It's your flesh
It's your faith
It's your hand on my hand
When I'm all over the place 
It's that look that you do
That make me laugh like a loon
It's you pulling me back
When I'm peaking too soon
I't's the way that you know
That I can't let you go
And whatever it takes
If it takes all I do
It's the love in my heart
Tells me,
No matter how we've spent the past
Something holds us together fast
And tho the years have come and gone
this thing in us has lingered on
To fight it would be wrong to do
Cos baby, baby
My sweet baby
it's you x
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