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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