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MUSIC

GREATEST HITS

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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