Matches and Dispatches

by Nicky Swann

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1.
02:46
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
2.
03:28
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
3.
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
4.
03:24
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
5.
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
6.
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”
7.
04:32
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
8.
04:39
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
9.
04:06
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
10.
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

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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 for 'Because of You' Her songs are rooted in human nature, history and her home in Devon.

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