© 2015 by Keith Shaw

Ghosts

 

My second album on Silver Heart Records containing 8 original compositions.

Release date 10th April 2015

Cover art "Ghosts" by Kay Shaw

No room at the inn

 

It was late in the evening, the sun going down

When Joe and his lady drove into town

They stopped at the door of the George and the Dragon and heard the bolt sliding back

When they asked the man for a room the manager just answered back

 

Oh no There's no room at the inn sir you can't come inside

When she heard the terrible words Mary broke down and cried

'Till he said out the back is a car park and some old stables there

You can bed down there if you like I really don't care, I don't care

 

So while history was made out there in the yard

The landlord and all of his friends were back in the inn drinking hard

When they were too drunk to stand up they slept where they lay

If they'd have known the king was around I wonder if you'd hear them say

 

Oh no There's no room at the inn sir you can't come inside

When she heard the terrible words Mary broke down and cried

'Till he said out the back is a car park and some old stables there

You can bed down there if you like I really don't care, I don't care

 

There's no room at the inn sir you can't come inside

When she heard the terrible words Mary broke down and cried

'Till he said out the back is a car park and some old stables there

You can bed down there if you like I really don't care, I don't care

 

The wine goes down

 

Oh did you love that girl the way I did one time

And oh did she go with someone new

And even though she cheated Lord you still love her so

Can't get her off your mind no matter what you do

 

Maybe you and I should have a drink sometime

And drown our thoughts the way that most men do she leaves behind

 

As the wine goes down her memory slowly fades

Though I know tomorrow she'll be right there again

Just to haunt me for a little while 'till the hurting starts again

Just meet me here tomorrow and I'll buy the wine again

 

As the wine goes down her memory slowly fades

Though I know tomorrow she'll be right there again

Just to haunt me for a little while 'till the hurting starts again

Just meet me here tomorrow and I'll buy the wine again

Just meet me here tomorrow and I'll buy the wine again

 

How easy love can be

 

Let me rock you in my arms 'till the morning

Close your eyes and hold me tenderly

I'll kiss away the tears and the heartache

And show you just how easy love can be

 

If you need me I'll be here beside you

I'll warm you in the coolness of the night

If painful memories come back to hurt you

There's someone here to make you feel all right

 

Let me rock you in my arms 'till the morning

Close your eyes and hold me tenderly

I'll kiss away the tears and the heartache

And show you just how easy love can be

 

I'll only say the things I believe in

I'll tell you you're the only love for me

Don't ever say a word 'bout me leaving

There's nowhere in the world I'd rather be

 

Let me rock you in my arms 'till the morning

Close your eyes and hold me tenderly

I'll kiss away the tears and the heartache

And show you just how easy love can be

 

Daniel

 

When Daniel built a home for his woman

He built the house of bricks and solid stone

The beauty of the lady had bewitched him till it blinded him

To all the things he really should have known

 

He filled the house with all the things she needed

Though it meant long hours working at the mill

And she got tired of staying home and being left alone

And she looked around for some illicit thrill

 

And the blacksmith's son was all the thrill she needed

She spent long hours wrapped up in his arms

'Till Daniel came home unexpectedly and caught them loving

And nothing she could say could mend his broken heart

 

The love that once was in him now was burning

And it hurt more as every day went by

Until his broken heart couldn't beat any longer

And so he lay down to die

 

She whispered to him just before he left her

I didn't know I'd pay such a price

I never realised how much I loved you till I lost you

Daniel I wish I'd been a truer wife

 

The house that Daniel built for his woman

Now only has the lady staying there

And sometimes you'll see her cry a tear as she remembers

The loving when he was living there

 

And sometimes at night when she's rocking in her chair

You'll hear her whisper Oh my darling Daniel

 

Fools and angels

 

Just in case you think my love is colder

Just in case you think we'll drift apart

Let me say that even though we're older

You can always count upon my heart

 

I love you and everything you stand for

Day by day my love for you has grown

They can keep their heroes in the movies

I have found a hero of my own

 

There are fools and there are angels

But only imbeciles let their angels go

We must keep the love light embers glowing

And every now and then let the fire show

 

Just in case someday I don't wake up

Just in case my time on earth is through

You must know the time we've spent together

I wouldn't change I love to be with you

 

There are fools and there are angels

But only imbeciles let their angels go

We must keep the love light embers glowing

And every now and then let the fire show

 

Ghosts

 

The day I lost the one I love the most

Started out just like another day

Before the stars were out I lost my mind

Couldn't even find the words to say

And in the night I felt such pain I thought that I might die

Then it felt like you'd returned to touch me one more time

 

And now I guess I'm not afraid of ghosts

'Cos in the dark I can feel you near

I'll admit I'm not the perfect host but you're always welcome here

Now I'll never hear you calling out my name

I'll be missing you for ever I want you back again

 

The world is now a poorer place for me

The spark is gone that used to light the flame

My heart is breaking now for all to see

All my hopes for you were all in vain

The day you went away and I lost you from my life

I could see you in my mind and it cut me like a knife

 

And now I guess I'm not afraid of ghosts

'Cos in the dark I can feel you near

I'll admit I'm not the perfect host but you're always welcome here

Now I'll never hear you calling out my name

I'll be missing you for ever I want you back again

 

I'll be missing you for ever I want you back again

 

We will be lovers

 

I guess that we were just late getting started

Wishing that we could have years that have gone

All that I know is what I feel in my heart is

That at long last I found the one

 

We will be lovers 'till this world is over

Riding on horses high in the sky

Just holding hands our eyes will be starstruck

Now and for ever just you and I

 

Happiness is just a state of emotion

Most people want for most of the time

I guess that I found the right combination

Ever since you let me into your life

 

We will be lovers 'till this world is over

Riding on horses high in the sky

Just holding hands our eyes will be starstruck

Now and for ever just you and I

 

Even if one day we get to be parted

Standing with just a door in between

Wait for me there 'till the doorway is opened

And once again I will make you my queen

 

We will be lovers 'till this world is over

Riding on horses high in the sky

Just holding hands our eyes will be starstruck

Now and for ever just you and I

 

I won't be coming home

 

Cup of coffee on the desk

A working day like all the rest

Talking business on the phone

A few more hours and then it's home

 

When the silver birds were taken on the wing and half the world held its breath

The sun went out and darkness fell around and we stopped and watched the tv set

 

Some had a choice heaven swift or slow, some were gone before a heart beat passed

Others left a message on the telephone knowing this would be their last

 

Hi it's me I just called to tell you something's wrong

I'm not sure what's happening but it's something that I can't control

What I have to tell you will hurt you but I need you to be brave

I just wanted you to know I love you more than words could ever say

But it's looking like I won't be home today

 

No I won't be coming home to the arms I wish were holding me

And I'll never see your smile as I step inside the door

How I wish that I were somewhere else I'm frightened and alone

Though I love you more than life itself I won't be coming home

 

Widows and heroes were staring at the sky looking at the fire that burnt their eyes

Witnesses were weeping wishing they were blind and a little girl with a flag began to cry

 

Then with the words "lets roll" that Alamo spirit rose and took a stand like all those years ago

Because of hearts so brave other souls were saved it's the reason freedom carries on

 

Hi it's me I just called to tell you something sad

You may have heard I'm caught up in something really bad

I didn't want to be the one to say goodbye or to make you cry

It's just that there is nothing I can do but tell you I love you and only you

And it's looking like I won't be home tonight

 

No I won't be coming home to the arms I wish were holding me

And I'll never see your smile as I step inside the door

How I wish that I were somewhere else I'm frightened and alone

Though I love you more than life itself I won't be coming home

 

How it breaks my heart to say these words I won't be coming home