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THE BEST OF DAVID GRAY

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Released: October 2016

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THE BEST OF DAVID GRAY

  • 1. Babylon (3:38)

    Friday night I’m going nowhere
    All the lights are changing green to red
    Turning over TV stations
    Situations running through my head
    Well looking back through time
    You know it’s clear that I’ve been blind
    I’ve been a fool
    To ever open up my heart
    To all that jealousy, that bitterness, that ridicule
    Saturday I’m running wild
    And all the lights are changing red to green
    Moving through the crowd 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 tell 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

    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

    If you want it
    Come and get it
    Crying out loud
    The love that I was
    Giving you was
    Never in doubt
    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
    Let go your heart
    Let go your head
    And feel it now

    Babylon, Babylon, Babylon
  • 2. You’re The World To Me (3:37)

    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 on

    Baby, baby, you’re the world to me
    I 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
  • 3. Sail Away (5:15)

    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
    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

    I’ve been talking drunken gibberish
    Falling in and out of bars
    Trying to get 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
    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
  • 4. The One I Love (3:28)

    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
    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
    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
  • 5. Alibi (4:36)

    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
  • 6. Smoke Without Fire (2:55)

    If I’d known you were cheating me,
    I would have saved myself and set you free
    If I learned you weren’t the loving kind, I would have saved some peace of mind
    My friends told me you would break my heart,
    And never last, we would surely part
    There’s no smoke without fire,
    Baby, baby you’re liar
    People talk in this little town,
    Rumours keep spreading all around
    And now word has it you’ve been foolin’ me,
    I’m so blind that I cannot see
    My friends told me never to believe in you,
    You never loved me you were never true
    There’s no smoke without fire,
    Baby, baby you’re a liar
    No there’s no smoke without fire
    Baby, baby you’re a liar
    You’re a liar
    You’re a liar
    You’re a liar
    Baby you’re a liar
    There’s no light without a flame,
    There’s no use in having you to blame
    No
    There’s no smoke without fire
    Baby, baby you’re a liar
    You’re a liar
  • 7. Flame Turns Blue (4:51)

    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 yeah 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 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 in two
    And 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 I 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
    In the morning I will sing
  • 8. Be Mine (3:51)

    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
    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 everytime 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
    Winter summer day or night
    Centigrade or Fahrenheit
    Baby till your heart belongs to me
    Thursday Friday short or long
    When you got a love so strong
    How can it be wrong now mercy me
    Jumpin’ Jesus holy cow !
    What’s the difference anyhow
    Baby till your heart belongs to me
  • 9. This Year’s Love (4:06)

    This years love had better last
    Heaven knows it’s 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 can’t go on
    Turning circles when time again
    It cuts like a knife oh yeah
    If you love me got to know for sure
    Cos it takes something more this time
    Than sweet sweet lies
    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 years love had better last
    This years love had better last

    So whose 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 years love had better last
    This years love had better last
    This years love had better last
    This years love had better last
  • 10. Fugitive (3:43)

    Yeah yeah
    Is the answer none of the above
    Crouched in a whole like a mud-streaked fugitive
    And everyday a different version of
    Pourin it away like a water through a sieve
    Hey better realize my friend
    Love in the end now you can’t take it well
    Gotta live

    If only for a second
    I see a twinklin in your eye
    Gotta try

    Well its flesh and blood and camouflage
    Paint it to the wall now somethings gotta give
    Just another right to sabotage
    Seein through the eyes of a mind-rot sedative

    When will you realize my friend
    Love in the end now you cant take it well
    Gotta live

    If only for a second
    I see a twinklin in your eye
    Gotta try
    The one that you’re forsaken
    Surely more than just a lie
    Gotta try
    Yeah

    When will you realize my friend
    Love in the end now you can’t take it well
    Gotta live

    If only for a second
    I see a twinklin in your eye
    Gotta try
    The one that you’re forsaken
    Surely more than just a lie
    Gotta try
    It’s for the taken
    And you know not to testify
    Gotta try
    Everyday is a different version of
  • 11. Please Forgive Me (5:34)

    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 you


    Help 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 that mystery
    Deep into some 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

    Whoa, oh oh oh, I
    Whoa, oh oh oh, I
    Whoa, oh oh oh, I

    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 you
    Every time I look at you
    Every time I look at you
  • 12. Only The Wine (2:52)

    Sprung like a wild orchid
    Curled like a wave
    Hanging like wood smoke yeah
    In the airy glade
    Only the wine talking
    Only the wine
    Head spinning, mouth open
    Time after time
    Sympathetic
    Won’t forget it
    Hope I never live to see the day
    Gone forever
    Ah whatever
    Help me find the way
    Home
    Coiled in my synapses
    Poised like a snake
    There as the time lapses
    And the levee breaks
    Only the wine talking
    Only the wine
    Head spinning, mouth open
    Time after time

    Sympathetic
    Won’t forget it
    Hope I never live to see the day
    Gone forever
    Ah whatever
    Help me find the way
    The way
    The way
    Home
  • 13. Snow In Vegas (feat. LeAnn Rimes) (3:30)

    Lying here with you on top of me
    There’s nowhere on this earth that I’d rather be
    And just when I was thinking
    We’d come about as far
    As this old road could take us
    Time to pull on over baby
    Yeah just stop the car
    And it falls like snow in Vegas
    So we’ll hang that sign up
    On the door
    So the hotel maid don’t wake us
    Now pigs can fly
    And I’ll command these breakers
    Ah now Baby
    Where you been so long
    I’ve missed you like a river baby
    Deep and strong
    And just when I was thinking
    We’d come about as far
    As this old road could take us
    Time to pull on over baby
    Yeah just stop the car
    And it falls like snow in Vegas
    So we’ll leave that sign up
    On the door
    So the hotel maid don’t wake us
    Now pigs can fly
    And I’ll command these breakers
    And anything you want yeah
    Anything at all
    Any little thing you’re needing
    All you do is call
    Got my money where my mouth is
    The sugar’s in the cane
    If I had a million dollars
    I’d blow it on champagne
    A million bucks champagne yeah
    It wouldn’t touch the sides
    No-one’s gonna put a foot wrong
    It’s one of those nights

    And just when I was thinking
    We’d come about as far
    As this old road could take us
    Time to pull on over baby
    Yeah just stop the car
    Then it falls like snow in Vegas
    We’re vain yeah and we’re greedy
    We’re selfish and we’re needy
    But it’s just the way God made us
    Now pigs can fly
    And I’ll command these breakers
  • 14. Back In The World (3:58)

    Every day when I open my eyes now
    It feels like a Saturday
    Taking down from the shelf
    All the parts of myself
    That I packed away
    If it’s Love lifts us up from the dark
    Is it God by another name
    Who’s to say how it goes
    All I know is
    I’m back in the world again

    Like the lift of a curse
    Got a whole different person
    Inside my head
    No more trudging around
    Stony eyed through the town
    Like the living dead
    If it’s Love put the joy in my heart
    Is it God by another name
    Who’s to say how it goes
    All I know is
    I’m back in the world again
    Back in the world again
    It’s the only way to be
    It’s the only way to be
    I’m naked like a tree
    It’s the only way to be
    I’m naked like a tree
    It’s the only way to be

    Less than sand on the beach
    Staring into the reaches of Space and Time
    I’m singing out words
    But the voice that I hear
    It seems barely mine
    If it’s Love put the song in my heart
    Is it God by another name
    Who’s to say how it goes
    All I know is
    I’m back in the world again
    Who’s to say how it goes
    All I know is
    I’m back in the world again
    Back in the world again

    It’s the only way to be
    It’s the only way to be
    I’m naked like a tree
    It’s the only way to be
    I’m naked like a tree
    It’s the only way to be

    Every day when I open my eyes
    Yeah yeah
    Every day when I open my eyes
    Yeah yeah
  • 15. The Other Side (4:27)

    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 that 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
    We’ll 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, 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 ain’t worth the time it buys
    I’m sick of hearing my own lies
    And love’s 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
  • 16. Enter Lightly (4:50)

    Enter lightly
    Leave on tiptoe
    Reach your hands across
    But don’t you grab, no
    You can ask “why not?”
    But never “why?”

    And if you seek the truth
    Let not a word to pass, your lips
    Lest you know it, for a lie
    Take it easy
    Don’t let that grass grow
    See it clearly, yeah
    It’s through a window
    Take a good step back
    But don’t be shy

    And if you seek the truth
    Let not a word to pass, your lips
    Lest you know it, for a lie
    For a lie

    Say the word, take me back, to the start of it
    Down a road leading God knows where
    They drag me out, fly me straight to the heart of it
    Hanging on, by my fear, the tears
    For what it’s worth, seems just as real
    Do me now, as it’s always been

    Seems unlikely
    And what would I know?
    What would I know?
    Mmm

    And if you seek the truth
    Let not a word to pass, your lips
    Lest you know it, for a lie