Matches and Dispatches

by Nicky Swann

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released December 12, 2009

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Nicky Swann England, UK

Award winning UK singer songwriter. Winner of Spiral Earth Best Original Song 2013 for 'Because of You' Her songs are rooted in human nature, history and her home in Devon.

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Track Name: Little Bird
LITTLE BIRD

One little bird sitting on high stopped by,
He’s singing for you, he’s singing for you
Two little birds stopped to say hello, they know
They’re singing for you, they’re singing for you

So lift your head up high
Friends are watching over you somewhere
They’re singing for you and you

When you’re feeling like trouble is the only thing you meet
You wake to find you’re dressed from your head to your feet in blue
They’re singing for you
When the world is running at you and you can’t catch your breath
They’re pulling to the right and they’re pulling to the left, what’s left
They’re singing for you

So lift your head up high
Friends are watching over you somewhere
So lift your head up high
Friends are watching over you somewhere
They’re singing for you and you
Track Name: Hold On
HOLD ON
I know you are, I know you are the only one, the only, only one for me
I know you are, I know you are the only one, the only, only one for me
It would be easy
It would be easy
It would be easy if you’d just hold on, hold on

I thought of us, I thought of us, and I just had to let you know
I thought of us, I thought of us, and I just had to let you know
It would be easy
It would be easy
It would be easy if you’d just hold on, hold on

Take a little bit of you and a little bit of me
Got to let yourself go, got to set yourself free
Take a little bit of you and a little bit of me
Got to let yourself go, got to set yourself free

I know you are, I know you are the only one, the only, only one for me
I know you are, I know you are the only one, the only, only one for me
It would be easy
It would be easy
It would be easy if you’d just hold on, hold on

Take your time, it’s up to you
Take your time, there’s no excuse
Track Name: Crash and Burn
Crash and Burn
Well it’s been so long since you been here
Banging my door, bending my ear
Aching bones, they get tired
I’m getting old, you’re wasting my time
But I need your love

I can’t wait any longer you know
And I don’t really want you to go
It’s a game you can play
I won’t get, get in your way
But I need your love

Come on baby watch me, watch me crash and burn
Come on baby watch me, watch me crash and burn

Can you feel the rushing inside?
And all those darkest secrets you’ll hide
From the first all tongue tide to the last when you lied
But I need your love

Yeah, yeah, yeah
I need your love
Track Name: Long Time
Long Time
It’s been a long, long, long, long time
Has it been worth it all these years
Have I been right, did I help you through the tears

It’s been a long, long, long, long time
Since you first burst into me
You played on my mind and found you falling at my feet

I could take you anywhere, drive you through the open air,
Take you to our special place
I could take you anywhere, drive you through the open air,
Take you to our special place to fall from grace

It’s been a long, long, long, long time
And now this life we made
Brightens the corners as she nears

I could take you anywhere, drive you through the open air,
Take you to our special place
I could take you anywhere, drive you through the open air,
Take you to our special place
I could take you anywhere, drive you through the open air,
Take you to our special place
I could take you anywhere, drive you through the open air,
Take you to our special place, to fall from grace
Track Name: You Got Me Boy
You Got Me Boy
Come over here it’s not too late
Been a long week come back to mine don’t hesitate
If you need a friend or a tender touch, just walk right on in

Life can be so unkind, but we’ve got nothing, nothing left to loose
You got me boy
You got me boy

Come over here and close the door
So nothing can hurt you anymore
If you need a friend or a lucky charm, walk right on in, walk right on in

Life can be so unkind but if you need me , let me ease your troubled mind
You got me boy
You got me boy

Nothing you can say cannot make me let you stay
I’m giving it all to you this home was meant for two
You know you got me boy

Life can be so unkind, but we’ve got nothing, nothing left to loose
Life can be so unkind but if you need me, let me ease your troubled mind
You got me boy
You got me boy
Track Name: Tuesday's Lament
Tuesday’s Lament

Was just a Tuesday, she takes the bus to town
Two stops to ride, pressing faces all around
There’s one seat empty but she wants to stand
She knows old Wilson and his wondering hands

Perfect the traffic lights run green
Time for coffee and a magazine
Picks out a scrapbook for little Jean, who cuts out pictures of her favourite team
It changes day to day, no disappointment that way

Window frames the hour
Quotas change margins get narrower
So she waits tables noon til four
Three days a week sometimes a little more
Serving lunch to the tourist trade
She saves her tips for a rainy day

Five to four, finishing up sweeping the floor
Grabs her coat and waves her goodbyes
Kicks up her heels to catch the four o five
Gets a call from little Jean, “I’ll meet you from the bus,
Oh by the way mum did you get me a little something?
I’ve been a good girl”
Track Name: Everything
Everything

Don’t believe in all you hear
It’s a game it happens all the time
Don’t expect all that you see
It’s a shame you mean so much to me
But I don’t need to explain why I need you so

Talk in the afternoon
By the waves that ‘s what we used to do
“Be careful in this sand , you might break your pretty fragile hand”
But I’ve no fear I could stay here alone with you

If I make my own mistakes there’s no bitter after taste
And I’ll take in everything and I’ll start to begin in the morning, in the morning

You gave me everything
And I love to laugh and I love to dance
And I love to dance with you
I love to love with you
Only you
Track Name: Amy's Waltz
Amy’s Waltz
Do you know, do you know, sweet Amy Jo
A highway man’s daughter, fair
Was all ribbons and curls an innocent girl, turned her back on a life like that

She grew tall, strong and lean, a rare beauty queen
Sang the bitterest sweet refrain
Was the talk of the land then a cad took her hand
Now you don’t want a life like that

Now you don’t want a life like that
You don’t want a life like that
Working the band six feet underground
You don’t want a life like that

Now the torment that raged across the front page
Well it cracked like a loaded gun
They all kick while you’re down and step on your crown
You don’t want a life like that
Track Name: In Too Deep
In Too Deep
I watched you pour your love on my aching heart
Watched you pour your l love on my aching heart
My aching heart
And it’s tearing us apart but you can’t mend my aching heart

I know your love is deeper than the deepest
Know your love is deeper than the deepest
The deepest sea
And we’re drowning in our tears
Drowning in the deepest sea

I took a little love just to see if I could
Took a little love but the love was no good
The love was no good
Now we don’t know who we are don’t know how we’ve come so far
Track Name: Wheels Keep Turning
Wheels Keep Turning
Wouldn’t you like to call this place your home
With the creaky stair and the mouldy wall
The smell of rain in our cracked window pane
And your bicycle down the hall

Smell the food as my foot hits the step
And I fight with the gate that we haven’t fixed yet
Kick off my shoes and slump into my easy chair
Throw back my head and I see you smiling there
And lord knows I haven’t a care when you say
I missed you again today

And the wheels keep on turning, the fire keeps burning bright
And the wheels keep on turning, the fire keeps burning bright

I dance down the hall while you’re taking it all in
So pour the wine and lose yourself tonight

And the wheels keep on turning, the fire keeps burning bright
And the wheels keep on turning, the fire keeps burning bright

So pour the wine and lose yourself tonight