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The Lightning Seeds - Like you do...The Best of


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What You Say

when i last saw you
you called my name out loud
if i'd have heard you, you know
i would've blown away those clouds
blown away those clouds

say what you say
to get you through another day
hold out those arms
until you get to where you are

you talk of leaving
without a thought of where to go
so your heart's bleeding again
you've got to let that river flow
anywhere it goes, everything you see
until they let you be

say what you say
to get you through another day
hold out those arms
until you get to where you are

find a place that you're gonna feel
everything about you is for real

say what you say
to get you through another day
hold out those arms
until you get to where you are


The Life Of Riley

Lost in the Milky Way,
smile at the empty sky and wait for
the moment a million chances may all collide.
I'll be the guiding light,
swim to me through stars that shine down,
and call to the sleeping World as they fall to Earth.

So here's your life,
we'll find our way,
we're sailing blind,
but it's certain nothing's certain.

I don't mind,
I get the feeling
you'll be fine,
I still believe
that in this World,
we've got to find the time...
for the Life of Riley.

From cradles and sleepless nights,
you breathe in life forever,
and stare at the World from deep under eiderdown.
Although this World is a crazy ride,
you just take your seat and hold on tight.

So here's your life,
we'll find our way,
we're sailing blind,
but it's certain nothing's certain.

I don't mind,
I get the feeling
you'll be fine,
I still believe
that in this World,
we've got to find the time...
for the first time...


Lucky You

Your're lying again
You say you don't but then you do
I'm trying again
To build a wall around you're heart
Then break it through to you
You make it happen

You're chasing the moon
Reahcing out to touch the stars
But you land too soon
What will it take to make you see
The way things really are
You've got this far
So let it happen

You're lying again
Give it up and tell the truth
You can't stop the rain
It's gonna fall on every roof
I've got the proof
And only you can make it happen

Everything's blue now, oh lucky you
Oh lucky you
There's nothing to lose
So if it's really true
Oh lucky you


You Showed Me

You showed me how to do
Exactly what you do
How I fell in love with you
Oh, it's true
Oh, I love you

You showed me how to say
Exactly what you say
In that special way
Oh, it's true
You fell for me too

And when I tried it, I could see you fall
And I decided it's not a trip at all

You taught it to me too
Exactly what you do
And now you love me too
Oh, it's true
We're in love, we two

You showed me how you do
Exactly what you do
How I fell in love with you

You showed me how to say
Exactly what you say
In that special way

You taught it to me too
Exactly what you do
And now you love me too


Change

The world is full of fools
Who never get it right
You don't know what to do
So you do anything you like

(Put your head down and drive) Oh you're such a silly thing
(Put your head down and drive) You're such a pretty thing
(Put your head down and drive)

You never want to be like those fools
You're going out tonight
There's nothing to lose
You're gonna give all a try

When tearful eyes are open wide
They're still too blind to see
A change in style for a little while
Is only make believe

You're never satisfied
So look for something new
There's nothing to find
And nothing you can do

Don't ever change
Don't ever change
No never change
Never change


Waiting For Today To Happen

The usual dreams, the usual schemes
Same lost feelings, same bad day dreams
Only unreal and delirious, out of breath and out of luck

Sometimes, when I wake up slowly
Paralysed by the fears within me
Waiting for today to happen
Waiting for a vague impression
Waiting for today to happen
Waiting here with nothing but disaster

Nailed tight in his bed forever
Turn out the lights tomorrow, whatever

I'm so hung over with sleep
All I want to do is dream and dream and dream
Just lie down and never leave
Put myself here at your knees

Sometimes, when I wake up slowly
Paralysed by the fears within me
Waiting for today to happen
Waiting for a vague impression
Waiting for today to happen
Waiting here with nothing but disaster

Nailed tight in his bed forever
Turn out the lights tomorrow, whatever


Pure


night time slows, raindrops splash rainbows
perhaps someone you know, could sparkle and shine
as daydreams slide to colour from shadow
picture the moonglow, that dazzles my eyes
and i love you

just lying smiling in the dark
shooting stars around your heart
dreams come bouncing in your head
pure and simple everytime
now you're crying in your sleep
i wish you'd never learnt to weep
don't sell the dreams you should be keeping
pure and simple everytime

dreams of sights, of sleigh rides in seasons
where feelings not reasons, can make you decide
as leaves pour down, splash autumn on gardens
as colder nights harden, their moonlit delights
and i love you

just lying smiling in the dark
shooting stars around your heart
dreams come bouncing in your head
pure and simple everytime
now you're crying in your sleep
i wish you'd never learnt to weep
don't sell the dreams you should be keeping
pure and simple everytime

look at me with starry eyes
push me up to starry skies
there's stardust in my head
pure and simple everytime
fresh and deep as oceans new
shiver at the sight of you
i'll sing a softer tune
pure and simple over you

if love's the truth then look no lies
and let me swim around your eyes
I've found a place I'll never leave
shut my mouth and just believe
love is the truth I realize
not a stream of pretty lies
to use us up and waste our time

lying smiling in the dark
shooting stars around your heart
dreams come bouncing in your head
pure and simple everytime
now you're crying in your sleep
i wish you'd never learnt to weep
don't sell the dreams you should be keeping
pure and simple everytime

look at me with starry eyes
push me up to starry skies
there's stardust in my head
pure and simple everytime
fresh and deep as oceans new
shiver at the sight of you
I'll sing a softer tune
pure and simple over you
pure and simple just for you


Sugar Coated Iceberg

I don't care what songs you sing
Or how you think of all those pointless things
Sweet nothings what you bring
So fly away on sugar coated wings

I'm sinking deep, I'm going under
That sugar coated iceberg tastes so sweet
Until you tumble, those sugar coated lies

All those tricky things you said
On angel wings they're flying around my head
You were cheap but I was sold
I should forget you but I won't be told

I'm sinking deep, I'm going under
That sugar coated iceberg tastes so sweet
Until you tumble, those sugar coated lies

Sweet and sour, as gold and coal
A sugar coated iceberg stole my soul
And hid it deep inside my heart
Threw it through me like a poison dart

I'm sinking deep, I'm going under
That sugar coated iceberg tastes so sweet
Until you tumble, those sugar coated lies

My little sweet sugar coated iceberg
You melt beneath my feet
You shook me up, but then I tumbled those
Sugar coated lies


Ready Or Not


You know I can't stay at home
With all that time to kill
You know I can't sit still tonight
I've gotta make some noise
I'm jumping up and down
I've got to get out now
I wanna shout out loud

Oh you make me feel alright
It's like the tippermost, toppermost high
Oh it's you - you do
Crack up your face and give us a smile
Because tonight I just wanna go wild

I've got a million thought and when I've thought them all
I'll find a million more for tonight
And when I'm feeling sad
I know it's such a drag
And then I get so mad
And then I feel bad

Oh you make me feel alright
It's like the tippermost, toppermost high
Oh it's you - you do
Crack up your face and give us a smile
Cos it's you - you do

Ready or not
Here we go till we drop
Don't be square
Fix you're face and grow you're hair

Oh you make me feel alright
It's like the tippermost, toppermost high
Cos it's you, you, you

Ready or not
Here we go till we drop
Don't be square
Fix you're face and grow you're hair

Here, now, anywhere


All I Want



You can't ignore or hide away
Can't escape from the things that line our way
Take it, leave it, or break it
Anyway, you can't get back to yesterday

All I want, all I want to do
You better listen from now on
Stop what's going on, stop what's going wrong
You better listen from now on

Confidence, coincidence, call it a sin
It's just like people say
Tomorrow's here so open up you're eyes
Never hesitate

It makes me want to give you everything
Pick you up and take you home again
Hold you tight and think that now is then
All I want to do

All I want to do
Is make you listen from now on
Cardboard men are strong, but paper can be torn
Oh, you better listen from now on


Perfect


See the rivers filled with rain
I wish it could be blue again
Hazy petrol nights
Cromson sun on traffic lights

A perfect day a perfect night
Tell me all those perfect lies
And lie back in the garden till it's light
Streets get full up every up
With people buzzing round the lights
And waving at the taxis driving by

Now tomorrow's here today
And yesterday's todays just fade away

Watch the morning chase the night
Rolling home, it's getting light
Feeling sleepy, full of wine
Fall in bed, just in time

The perfect stare of perfect eyes
That kiss you as they tell you lies
And wonder where you're going, where've you been
In towers high with time to fill
Gardens on your window sill
In between the pavement and the sky

Tell me why all the words will never come out right
Fumbling blind, I've been driving through the danger signs

A perfect day a perfect night
Tell me all those perfect lies
And lie back in the garden till it's light
Perfect silence me and you
It's really me, I really do
Remember every moment magnified


What If


You've been away so long, what's wrong with us today
We're running out of funny things to say
Home, I'm almost glad you made it
I'd never thought I'd see the day

What if now, after all
What if everything you've got made you want more
What if now, after all, you're still not sure

Remember, when a thought could last forever and a day
Well, lets get back to waking up that way
Love, I'm almost glad we've made it
I never thought we'd see the day

What if now, after all
What if everything you've got made you want more
What if now, after all, you're still not sure

But before you slip, take a friendly tip
From a friendly face on a sinking ship
Don't ever doubt it, scream and shout it out

What if I miss you
What if I need you


Sense


I'm flying high on something beautiful and aimless,
it's got a name but I prefer to call it nameless.
It comes and goes leaves me on a bed of splinters,
feels like I'm living in a town closed down for winter.

The taste of Love,
the more you get, the more you want,
and all because,
the only reason is just because.
It all makes Sense,
when you're near
it all makes Sense.

I'm standing high on tiptoes looking over fences,
waiting for somebody like you to kiss me Senseless.
I've had a bellyfull of faces drawn in sadness,
I want to jump deep into tides of loving madness.


Brain Drain


sometimes i feel really glad
looking back at the fun we've had
but somedays i want so much more
than this tug of war
i'm longing for

swinging scenes in magazines
they're just distant dreams now

some say it feels really bad
when those vicious tongues begin to wag
but somehow all those paper lies
just anaesthetise the passersby

the faceless clowns that put me down
don't bring me down, i'm lost
inside this brain drain
taking me over, somehow i
get to play the fame game
lost inside this brain drain,

i used to long for
a call to action, a strange attraction

somehow i'm not ready for
like feeling bored or wanting more
the radio plays like a uniform
and dips your brains in cloroform
the're so concerned, the spoken word
seems so absurd, i'm lost inside
this brain drain
taking me over, somehow i
get to play the fame game
lost inside this brain drain,

i used to long for
a call to action, a strange attraction
it's never the way it goes, just in time,
too late to know

i've realised, i'm lost inside,
i'm mesmerised
i'm lost inside this brain drain
taking me over, somehow
i get to play the fame game
lost inside this brain drain,
i used to long for


Marvellous


Oh you hope to fit, but you're fit to drop
So open up the window and jump into the blue
Things could be marvellous, things could be fabulous

Oh do you need a push, I'll push you off
Open up the window and jump into the blue
Things could be marvellous soon

Oh you hate to hit till you hit the top
Open up the window and jump into the blue
Things could be marvellous, things could be fabulous soon

Oh well these are the days and this is the life
There'll always be something on your mind
You'll never quite find
Won't you ever make your mind up
Now you'll never be sure if this is the time
If this is the moment, the end of the line
You'll never decide
You used to know but now you've forgotten
The submarine got stuck to the bottom
These are the days so wake up cos this is the time
And you know I'm right


Three Lions

It's coming home
It's coming home
It's coming
Football's coming home
(x4)

Everyone seems to know the score
They've seen it all before
They just know
They're so sure

That England's gonna
Throw it away
Gonna blow it away
But I know they can play
Cos' I remember

Three lions on the shirt
Jules Rimet still gleaming
30 Years of hurt
Never stoppped me dreaming

So many jokes, so many jeers
But all those oh so nears
Wear you down
Through the years

But I still see that
Tackle by Moore
And when Lineker scored
Bobby belting the ball
And nobby dancing

Three lions on a shirt
Jules rimet still gleaming
30 Years of hurt
Never stopped me dreaming

I know that was then
But it could be again

It's coming home
It's coming home
It's coming
Football's coming home
(x4)

Three lions on a shirt
Jules rimet still gleaming
30 Years of hurt
Never stopped me dreaming
(repeat to fade)