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GREATEST HITS

Greatesthits

Released: November 2007

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GREATEST HITS

1. You’re The World To Me (3:35)

Started talkin’ then the line went dead
Never heard a single word you said
Babe I said I’d give my right arm
Every day that I decide onBaby, baby, you’re the world to meI woke up, the room was cold
You’re lookin’ tired, feelin’ old
Cursin’ all the changes I’ve to say
The more I cursed into the flood
The less it seemed to do me good
Clearer became my mind I could say

Baby, baby, you’re the world to me

My head is roarin’ like a waterfall
Give me everythin’ or none at all
You don’t have to turn the sound up
Babe, I want you from the ground up

Baby, baby, you’re the world to me
Baby, baby, you’re the world to me

Baby, baby you’re the world to me
Baby, baby you’re the world to me

You don’t have to turn the sound up
Babe, I want you from the ground up

Baby, baby, you’re the world to me

Iridescent like a starlet
Won’t you be my little darlin’?

Baby, baby, you’re the world to me
Baby, baby, you’re the world to me
Baby, baby, you’re the world to me

2. Babylon (3:36)

Moving through the crowds I’m pushing
Chemicals all rushing through my bloodstream
Only wish that you were here
You know I’m seeing it so clear
I’ve been afraid
To show you how I really feel
Admit to some of those bad mistakes I’ve made

If you want it
Come and get it
Crying out loud
The love that I was
Giving you was
Never in doubt

Let go your heart
Let go your head
And feel it now
Let go your heart
Let go your head
And feel it now

Babylon, Babylon

Sunday all the lights of London
Shining sky is fading red to blue
I’m kicking through the autumn leaves
And wondering where it is you might be going to
Turning back for home
You know I’m feeling so alone
I can’t believe
Climbing on the stair
I turn around to see you smiling there
In front of me

And if you want it
Come and get it
Crying out loud
The love that I was
Giving you was
Never in doubt

Let go your heart
Let go your head
And feel it now
Let go your heart
Let go your head
And feel it now

Let go your heart
Let go your head
And feel it now
Let go your heart
Let go your head
And feel it now

Babylon, Babylon, Babylon

3. The One I Love (3:27)

Gonna close my eyes
Girl and watch you go
Running through this life, darling
Like a field of snow
As the tracer glides
In its graceful arc
Send a little prayer out to ya
‘Cross the falling dark

Tell the repo man
And the stars above
That you’re the one I love

Perfect summers night
Not a wind that breathes
Just the bullets whispering gentle
‘Mongst the new green leaves
There’s things I might have said
Only wish I could
Now I’m leaking life faster
Then I’m leaking blood

Tell the repo man
And the stars above
That you’re the one I love
You’re the one I love
The one I love

Don’t see Elysium
Don’t see no fiery hell
Just the lights up bright baby
In the bay hotel
Next wave coming in
Like an ocean roar
Won’t you take my hand, darling
On that old dancefloor

We can twist and shout
Do the turtle dove
And you’re the one I love
You’re the one I love
The one I love

4. Please Forgive Me (5:32)

Please forgive me
If I act a little strange
For I know not what I do.
Feels like lightning running through my veins
Every time I look at you
Every time I look at youHelp me out here
All my words are falling short
And there’s so much I want to say
Want to tell you just how good it feels
When you look at me that way
When you look at me that way

Throw a stone and watch the ripples flow
Moving out across the bay
Like a stone I fall into your eyes
Deep into some mystery
Deep into that mystery
I got half a mind to scream out loud
I got half a mind to die
So I won’t ever have to lose you girl
Won’t ever have to say goodbye
I won’t ever have to lie
Won’t ever have to say goodbye

Yeah na na na na
Yeah na na na na

Please forgive me
If I act a little strange
For I know not what I do
It’s like my head is filled with lightning girl

Every time I look at you
Every time I look at you
Every time I look at you
Every time I look at you

5. Be Mine (4:23)

From the very first moment I saw you
That’s when I knew
All the dreams I held in my heart
Had suddenly come true

Knock me over stone cold sober
Not a thing I could say or do
Cos baby when I’m walking with you now
My eyes are so wide

Like you reached right into my head
And turned on the light inside
Turning on the light
Inside my mind hey
Come on baby it’s all right
Sunday, Monday, day or night
Written blue on white it’s plain to see
(Be my, be my)
That rainy, shiny, night or day
What’s the difference anyway
Baby ’till your heart belongs to me

If I had some influence girl
With the powers that be
I’d have them fire that arrow at you
Like they fired it right at me

And maybe when your heart and soul are burning
You might see
That every time I’m talking with you
It’s always over too soon

That everyday feels so incomplete
Till you walk into the room
Say the word now girl
I’ll jump that moon hey

Come on baby it’s ok
Rainy, shiny, night or day
There’s nothing in the way now
Don’t you see?
(Be my, be my)
Winter, summer, day or night
Centigrade or Fahrenheit
Baby ’till your heart belongs to me
(Be my, be my)

Thursday, Friday, short or long
When you got a love so strong
How can it be wrong now mercy me?
(Be my, be my)
Jumpin Jesus, holy cow!
What’s the difference anyhow?
Baby ’till your heart belongs to me

6. Hospital Food (4:43)

Just a little something for the pain
Hospital food getting you down?
Honey now Im not one to complain
But this hangin’ around
Is wearing me out

So patch me up boys take me home
Are you not hearing a word I say?
She sounds so different on the phone
I just sink like a stone
Back to the bay

Tell me something
Tell me something
I don’t already know
Tell me something
Tell me something I don’t know
Don’t seem to have that much to show
For all the hard work, the sweat and toil
You say ‘well that’s right’, and you should know
You’ve been there before
You’ve basked in the glow
You’ve stood in the roar
You’ve tasted the snow

Tell me something
Tell me something
I don’t already know
Tell me something
Tell me something
I don’t already

Seeing it all so beautiful
The way it oughta be
Seeing it all so beautiful
And turning away
Turning away
Turning away

(Tell me, tell me, tell me)
(Tell me, tell me, tell me)

Tell me something
Tell me something
I don’t already know
Tell me something
Tell me something
I don’t already know

7. This Year’s Love (4:04)

This year’s love had better last
Heaven knows its high time
And I’ve been waiting on my own too long
But when you hold me like you do
It feels so right
I start to forget
How my heart gets torn
When that hurt gets thrown
Feeling like you cant go on

Turning circles when time again
It cuts like a knife oh now
If you love me got to know for sure
Cos it takes something more this time
Than sweet, sweet lies, oh now
Before I open up my arms and fall
Losing all control
Every dream inside my soul
And when you kiss me
On that midnight street
Sweep me off my feet
Singing ain’t this life so sweet

This year’s love had better last
This year’s love had better last

So who’s to worry?
If our hearts get torn
When that hurt gets thrown
Don’t you know this life goes on?
And won’t you kiss me
On that midnight street
Sweep me off my feet
Singing ain’t this life so sweet

This year’s love had better last
This year’s love had better last
This year’s love had better last
This year’s love had better last

8. Alibi (4:05)

Stone blind alibi
I will eat the lie
Find the word
Could break any spell that binds you

Prayers like ammonites
Curl beneath the lights
How I long to
Bite every hand that feeds you more

Where d’it all go wrong
My Friday night enfant
Where d’it all go wrong
My Friday night enfant
All night buzz on a line
It’s only blood on the rime
Wrecks my head every time
It leads me on

Where d’it all go wrong
My Friday night enfant
Where d’it all go wrong
My Friday night enfant

Tonight, tonight
Tonight I’m running wild I’m running
Tonight I’m running wild I’m running
Tonight I’m running wild I’m running
Tonight I’m running wild I’m running
Tonight I’m running wild

9. Sail Away (5:13)

Sail away with me honey
I put my heart in your hands
Sail away with me honey now, now, now
Sail away with me
What will be, will be
I wanna hold you now, now, now

Crazy skies all wild above me now
Winter howling at my face
And everything I held so dear
Disappeared without a trace
Oh all the times I’ve tasted love
Never knew quite what I had
Little Darling, if you hear me now
Never needed you so bad
Spinning round inside my head

Sail away with me honey
I put my heart in your hands
Sail away with me honey now, now, now
Sail away with me
What will be will be
I wanna hold you now, now, now

I’ve been talking drunken gibberish
Falling in and out of the bars
Trying to find some explanation here
For the way some people are
How did it ever come so far?

Sail away with me honey
I put my heart in your hands
Sail away with me honey now, now, now
Sail away with me
What will be will be
I wanna hold you now, now, now

Sail away with me honey
I put my heart in your hands
Sail away with me honey now, now, now
Sail away with me
What will be will be
I wanna hold you now, now, now

10. Shine (Live) (4:40)

I can see it in your eyes
What I know in my heart is true
That our love it has faded
Like the summer run through

So well walk down the shoreline
One last time together
Feel the wind blow our wanderin’ hearts
Like a feather

But who knows what’s waiting
In the wings of time
Dry your eyes
We’re gonna go where we can shine

Don’t be hiding in sorrow
Or clinging to the past
With your beauty so precious
And the season so fast

No matter how cold the horizon appear
Or how far the first night
When I held you near
We’re gonna rise from these ashes like a bird of flame

Take my hand
We’re gonna go where we can shine

Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na

Shine

For all that we struggle
For all we pretend
You know it don’t come down to nothing
Except love in the end

And ours is a road that is strewn with goodbyes
But as it unfolds, as it all unwinds
Remember your soul is the one thing
You can’t compromise

Step out of the shadow
We’re gonna go where we can shine
We’re gonna go where we can shine
We’re gonna go where we can shine

(And look, and look and look and look)
Through the windows of midnight
Moonfoam and silver

11. Caroline (3:36)

Caroline
Those crazy eyes that shine
The days blowing through my mind
Like falling leaves

It ain’t no good
I tried hard as I could
But you just wont let
My poor heart be

The final war
A steel eyed dinosaur
Girl I want you more
Than I can say
But Caroline
It seems like every time
Honey all I get is further away

The state I’m in
Got goosebumps on my skin
See the water I’ll jump right in
Your heart so free

I’ll face the facts
It’s paper on the cracks
Girl till I got you right
Back here with me

The final war
A steel eyed dinosaur
Girl I need you more
Than I can say
Ah but Caroline
It seems like every time
Honey all I get is further away

Honey all I get is further away
Wooooo!

The final war
A steel eyed dinosaur
Girl I want you more
Than I can say
Ah but Caroline
It seems like every time
Honey all I get is further away

Honey all I get is further
And further
And further away

12. The Other Side (4:26)

Meet me on the other side
Meet me on the other side
I’ll see you on the other side
See you on the other side

Honey now if I’m honest
I still don’t know what love is
Another mirage folds
Into the haze of time recalled
And now the floodgates cannot hold
All my sorrow, all my rage
A tear drop falls on every page

Meet me on the other side
Meet me on the other side

Maybe I oughta mention
Was never my intention
To harm you or your kin
Are you so scared to look within?
The ghosts are crawling on our skin
We may race and we may run
Well not undo what has been done
Or change the moment when it’s gone

Meet me on the other side
Meet me on the other side
I’ll see you on the other side
I’ll see you on the other side

I know it would be outrageous
To come on all courageous
And offer you my hand
To pull you up on to dry land
When all I got is sinking sand
That trick aint worth the time it buys
I’m sick of hearing my own lies
And loves a raven when it flies

Meet me on the other side
Meet me on the other side
I’ll see you on the other side
See you on the other side

Honey now if I’m honest
I still don’t know what love is

13. Flame Turns Blue (4:49)

I went looking for someone I left behind
Yeah but no-one just a stranger did I find
I never noticed hadn’t seen it as it grew
The void between us where the flame turns blue

Different places but they all look the same
Dreams of faces in the streets devoured by names
I’m in collision with every stone I ever threw
And blind ambition where the flame turns blue

Words dismantled hey and all the books unbound
Conversations though we utter not a sound
I heard a rumour I don’t know if it’s true
That you’d meet me where the flame turns blue

So I venture underneath the leaden sky
See the freight train with its one fierce eye
And then I listen as it tears the night into
With a whistle and the flame turns blue

In the morning I will sing
In the morning I will sing

Through the lemon trees the diamonds of light
Break in splinters on the pages where I write
That if I lost you I don’t know what I’d do
Burn forever where the flame turns blue

Yeah if lost you I don’t know what I’d do
Burn forever where the flame turns blue

In the morning I will sing
In the morning I will sing
In the morning I will sing
Sing

14. Destroyer (3:15)

More panic than intent
More luck than good judgement
They’re raising your body from the ground
The dreamer has woken
The spirit has spoken
They’re raising your body from the ground

What you gonna do when the rain comes through
On your pretty head
Is it so easy to pretend?

Like visions of Goya
The silent destroyer
They’re raising your body from the ground
From the ground

What you gonna do when it all comes through
On your weary head
Is it so easy to pretend?

You want it
You need it
Break your back, now feed it
They’re raising your body from the ground
Oh yeah
They’re raising your body from the ground
From the ground
They’re raising your body from the ground
Yeah
From the ground