Secrets

by Geoff Mather

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All proceeds from sales of this album
go to Marie Curie Cancer Care

For a CD copy, email Geoff at: gd_mather@hotmail.com

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released October 16, 2013

All tracks composed, written, engineered and performed by Geoff Mather
Album artwork by Ian Hill-Smith
Photo of Geoff by Alan Carr, Northwich
Mastering on all tracks except Madeleine:- Orchard Studios, Oakhanger
Backing vocals on I Still Love You:- Han Mathers
Artwork scanned by The Printshop, Bollington

For their constant encouragement: many thanks to Louise and Sherry

Dedicated to Han

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Track Name: Anything Will Do
My troubles always seem to find me
They come before me and behind me
But luckily they just remind me
That I’ve got someone, my only one
And you can turn the lights back on
And baby do you understand that

Anything will do,
Anything will do,
Anything will do, rather than lose you
Anything will do,
Anything will do, rather than lose you

We’ve got no time to be afraid, girl
Together we have got it made yeah
The future’s ours and we can make it
If we hold on tight, we’ll get it right
Even in the darkest night
And baby do you understand that

Anything will do,
Anything will do,
Anything will do, rather than lose you
Anything will do,
Anything will do, rather than lose you
Track Name: Madame Bovary
Bright-eyed and bold
With dreams that unfold
Artless, naïve and hopeful
A certain unease, that shifts with the breeze
Afflicts you
You think that bliss
Doesn’t come with just a kiss
But to other lands you fly
In your mind, unsatisfied
Such discontentment inside
Wishing….

Wishing for walks, for long midnight talks
The hearth of a snowbound cabin
Mysterious scenes from a cinema screen
Fill your mind
If I could make all your dreams come true
And take you to Heaven – I would
You’d still be wishing for more
Always unsettled, unsure
Wishing… wishing…

Wishing for grace, a moonlit embrace
Tears bathing hands at parting
A silk-curtained room, and the finest perfumes
Are your due
When you survey your reality
It makes you turn away, away
You grow detached day by day
Wishing for what - you can’t say
Track Name: Secrets
Each time he sees her
Feels like falling and flying
Blue skies folds all around him

Each time they go out
Can’t believe he has found her
Magic seems to surround her

Something has changed
There’s a light all around her
They’ve found the secrets of love

She walks, and he thinks
That the world moves around her
Hazy blurs and colours

He looks around, at the start of a new day
Feels like the world is in tune

Next time, they meet, they go
Walking in the market square,
And he sees only her,
Moments not to be forgotten
How can anything be compared to this?
There’s no words to say it!

Something has changed
There’s a light all around her
They’ve found the secrets of love

Something has changed
There’s a light all around her
Tell us the secrets of love
Track Name: Breaking a Leaf
You’ve a sharp eagle eye when you’re looking to find a fault
Criticise, strike them down, with an acid lightning bolt
There are victims galore
And the small ones can be made to feel small
With no words to defend
You will crush them down in the end

It’s just like breaking a leaf, it’s like breaking a leaf

Well your tree starts to grow
But it’s not the tree that you thought
So you’re tearing each leaf
To the shape of a different sort
Cut them tender and young
Train those limbs to bow down to the ground
But don’t expect any fruit in return

There are those who can lift
By a nod or a smile they have shared
And then those who can kill
By the tone of a single word
Yes your love should be tough
But learn to know when enough is enough
Give some light, some shade
But spare your refining blade

It’s just like breaking a leaf, it’s like breaking a leaf
Track Name: The Weekend
It’s the weekend, time to relax
Take a drive and we will see what we can see
Maybe we will end up in the bright lights
If you like, we could go and see a show

Got a picnic in a hamper
We will find a lay-by on the old A5
Hillman Imps are whizzing by us
Anglias, Triumph Heralds by the score

On the TV when we get home,
Eric, Ernie, Bruce and David Coleman too
Kids are playing, they are outside
Playing outside, they are outside again

And when the family comes at three,
We use the tablecloth for tea on Sunday

No one else I’d rather be with
By the sea, fish and chips upon our knee
All the seagulls try to steal your ice cream
And the waves are making such a happy sound

In the car, swaying side to side and
Singing songs, people think we’re slightly strange
I have won another game of I-Spy
You complain we passed it 20 miles ago

Mother Redcaps: tell me stories
Take a drive all the way along the Prom
In the dips, or in the sand dunes
If you like, we could go the ABC

And when the family comes at three,
We use the tablecloth for tea on Sunday
Track Name: I Still Love You
Don’t look so sad my love these were the best times of my life
Being together may be wrong, it felt so right

If only I’d met you,
In another time
That’s only a dream, I know
But remember I still love you

Rachmaninov, he seems to understand the way I feel
One brief encounter turns my life round like a wheel

Look after the children,
Take care of your man,
I may be a world away,
But remember I still love you

How can we say goodbye, in only minutes I’ll be gone
That final kiss will stay with me my whole life long
Track Name: Don't Call Us
Don’t call us, we’ll call you
Throw away all you knew
Take your things and be gone
Please send in the next one

Oh… you had your chance this time, my friend
Oh… you had your chance this time

Don’t call us, we’ll call you
We’ve got our chosen few
From the top of the pile
We can throw you a smile

Oh… you had your chance this time, my friend
Oh… we’ll think about you

Don’t call us, we’ll call you
Take a look at the view
It’s designed to impress
We don’t settle for less

Oh… we’ve go no more time today, my friend
Oh… we’ve go no more time today

Don’t call us, don’t forget
Tell them all who you met
For ten minutes today
While your dream slipped away

Oh… you had your chance this time, my friend
Oh… we’ll think about you
Track Name: 1914 Wild Rose
The lazy river slides through willow trees
The sun is high and there’s no breath, no breeze

Wild rose and hazy days

The August sun is burning up the ground
A sky so heavy that it bows me down

Wild rose and hazy days
Green lanes, you stood and waved to me
Your white dress shining in the sun
And then you called to me… “Look around”

The children’s voices – playing ‘cross the fields
And church bells ringing somewhere far away

Wild rose and hazy days
Green lanes, you stood and waved to me
Your white dress shining in the sun
And then you called to me… “It’s begun”
Track Name: The Candle Cries
In the evening light
My love lights a candle
We listen to a symphony
And the candle cries

She holds my hand
And we are together
The rhapsody unfolds
And the candle cries

Two become one
Our bodies lie entwined
She smiles at me and sighs
And the candle cries

(Night)

As the music fades
The pale light of dawn comes
This flame will not burn again
But our love has no end
Track Name: Sacrifice
Ooh… reason demands no price
Love just forgives
No need for sacrifice
Blood ain’t what it used to be
No mystery
O, A, B and AB

So - is this our high ideal?
To this we kneel?
Cruel brutality
Now we’re so desensitised
This homicide hangs at the cradle-side
Track Name: Little Miss Lucie
Little Miss Lucie on a Friday night
Loves to dance in the sweet moonlight
She goes out down town cos she knows her way
But all those boys wanna do is play

She says “No, no, no, you got me wrong
I’m gonna dance the whole night long”
She says “Listen to me don’t make me cry
You say you can’t dance, but try, try, try.”

Little Miss Lucie so light on her feet
Twists and turns to the night-time beat
She’s in love with life and it shows in her smile
But some of those boys ain’t got no style

Never go home, never say goodnight
Never go home, never say goodnight
Never go home, never say goodnight
She’s gonna dance till the morning light

Everyone loves her and she’ll never know
She’s just moving fast or slow
She goes where those drumbeats take her to
Makes you feel like it’s all for you