Secrets

by Geoff Mather

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1.
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
2.
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
3.
Secrets 04:02
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
4.
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
5.
The Weekend 03:24
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
6.
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
7.
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
8.
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”
9.
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
10.
Sacrifice 03:47
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
11.
Madeleine 04:33
12.
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

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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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