SOME SMALL HOPE

All those dreams lie unfulfilled
All those lives that pass us by
Careless thoughts torment my lonely soul
But my trust is still pure

Why must all the days be dark
Can no one escape their fears
Could we ever fill such a sad despair
With just one small hope

Like a corpse deep in the earth
I'm so alone
Restless thoughts torment my soul
As fears they lay confirmed
But my life has always been this way

Breathing in these perfect hours
My regrets still try to drown me
Soon the past will be just an emptiness
Far away

Now you've gone
Time will pass
Friends we'll leave
(I'll) close my eyes
Far away

Some small hope
Far away

Now you've gone
Time will pass
Friends we'll leave
(I'll) close my eyes
Far away


Words by Virginia Astley © Warner Bros. Music Ltd

A FATHER

You've run away
And never, no never
Shall I see you again
But will haunt you forever
In your sleep, in your dreams
We'll always be there
You'll be far away
But we'll always care

Should you return
Which you won't
So there's no use
In saying these words
Should you think of it
Please know this
That a father isn't blood
That a father is love
And if you've no love in you
There's no place here for you
To run to when you're lonely
And scared and alone
There's no place here for someone
Who has no heart in him

Relationships
Are not born, they are formed
Through days that are bad
In all of the storms

The smiles and the laughter
The love through the years
The rows and the fights
Then all of the tears
But an unknown man
A lying trickster
Has no place in my heart
No place in hers too
For a father isn't blood
For a father is love
And if you've no love in you
There is no place here for you

You've run away
And never, no never
Shall I see you again
But will haunt you forever
In your sleep, in your dreams
We'll always be there
You'll be far away
But we'll always care

Far, far away
No guilt will you feel
I love you still
I set this seal


Words by Virginia Astley © Warner Bros. Music Ltd

SO LIKE DORIAN

I've seen through your mask
Your mask of deceit
I've seen behind your eyes
So blue but so cold
I've seen into your soul
And I know it's been sold

I've heard all your lies
Your boring tall tales
Like a worm from the grave
Had you inside me
Then like a rock beside me

A Dorian Grey
Like a mask at a ball
Like a lying government
You're no good at all

Poor Paul, your friends say
As you twist and use them
Poor Paul, the say
As you still abuse them

And every one loves you
And thinks you're so sweet
With your sorrowful face
and turned out feet

Poor Paul, your friends say
As you twist and use them
Poor Paul, the say
As you still abuse them

I've seen through your mask
Your mask of deceit
I've seen behind your eyes
So blue but so cold
I've seen into your soul
And I know it's been sold

I've seen through your mask
Your mask of deceit
I've seen behind your eyes
So blue but so cold
I've seen into your soul
And I know it's been sold


Words by Virginia Astley © Warner Bros. Music Ltd

I'M SORRY

I can't confess all those things
But I'm sorry for all I've said
For all of the wrong I've done
There surely must be another way

We've talked so long of you
I no longer know how I feel
But my listening was purely selfish
In only trying to make you want me

Here is the truth
The truth that I trusted
I trusted you
My strength to over rule
And even in writing those words
I feel that I'm trying to be good
In honesty my heart it hurts
And you, you are the cause of my pain

We've talked so long of you
But I can't blame you for this
You've always been king of your world
And all your life you've been just adored

You know that I know the truth
That your soul's as lost as mine
Together we held close our hearts
Together in such a small leaf of time

Here on my own
The storm clouds have gathered
In truth I say
Why is it so wrong

I can't confess all those things
It's so hard to say that I'm wrong
But I'm sorry for all I've said
There surely must be another path


Words by Virginia Astley © Warner Bros. Music Ltd

TREE TOP CLUB

The tree's bent
And the trunk now twisted
The tiny saplings
That we once planted
Do you remember the tree top club
When you won the bunty competition

And there was a cold stone seat
And a blue cold sky
My bike was green
And yours was brown
Then I brought you sweets and comics
From the motorway shop

And you know I lie
This pure indulgent fantasy
With a baby's mind
I crave for love
But this adult sensibility
Lets me stray
And I compromise
My life is always compromise
Oh tell me why
It's all a senseless lie

The church is ruined
And the graves are deserted
Those hiding places
That we once haunted
Do you remember the old scout hut
When we hid in Dermoor's shed

And you know I lie
This pure indulgent fantasy
With a baby's mind
I crave for love
But this adult sensibility
Lets me stray
And I compromise
My life is always compromise
Oh tell me why
It's all a senseless lie

And you know I lie
This pure indulgent fantasy
Knowing now it's a dangerous thing
But this adult sensibility
Lets us stray
And you realised
That your thoughts are a long way away
And they prophesy
That man lives a hopeless lie


Words by Virginia Astley © Warner Bros. Music Ltd

CHARM

Just when you thought
It was all worked out
When all the lessons were learnt
Mistakes were all paid for
Just when you thought
That the time was right
For your great love

Someone arrived who stole
All of your breath away
And charm diffused his charm
Upon your body
Magic had put lightness
Into your heart once again

Just when you thought
It was all worked out
When all the lessons were learnt
Mistakes were all paid for
Just when you thought
That the time was right
For your great love

Someone arrived who stole
All of your breath away
And charm diffused his charm
Upon your body
Magic had put lightness
Into your heart once again

A false love bred
Which was always deceitful
It's not the first time
That lies were sworn as truth
Time will heal all things
Pain will fade away

Someone arrived who stole
All of your breath away
And charm diffused his charm
Upon your body
Magic had put lightness
Into your heart once again


Words by Virginia Astley © Warner Bros. Music Ltd

LOVE'S A LONELY PLACE TO BE

Years go by and all seems fine
Until one day you realise
You don't know who you are anymore
I've got you here beside me
But love's a lonely place to be
Friends no longer call around
And we no longer smile

It seems to me although you're here
I'm more alone than ever before
We are fools to believe that life is for this
I've got you here beside me
But love's a lonely place to be
Friends no longer call around
And we no longer smile
You're not my friend
And I'm not your friend
How can we deceive ourselves like this

It looks OK until you're there
And then you find that you're alone
I've got you here beside me
But love's a lonely place to be
Surely life is worth more

You're not my friend
And I'm not your friend
How can we deceive ourselves like this
You're not my friend
And I'm not your friend
How can we deceive ourselves like this


Words and music by Virginia Astley © 1982 M Ocean Music Ltd/Warner Bros Music Ltd

DARKNESS HAS REACHED ITS END

The gentle quietly they go
The tender, kind and bold
The child, the child he has grown
What was warm now lies cold

And hope hides in the heart
No man can learn their song
As clear as this evening light
With eternal hope you long

But faith and truth and love and strength
Once dwelt within your soul
And rivers run as crystal falls
And who is able to stand?

Standing alone
Your heart's as cold as ice
Your hand is shielding the light
As you search for the meaning of life

And light shall shine from the stars
And rain will fall on this earth
And sorrow shall pour in my heart
As the flowers appear on earth

The darkness has reached its end I'm told
And love is stronger than hate
Iron it rusts as stone decays
And force shall always

Wipe away the tears from your eyes
For love is stronger than
I have hurt my friends I know
And who shall catch their fall

Faithful and true
Hope pure as crystal
And sorrow shall pour from my heart
As the flowers appear on earth

And light shall shine from the stars
And rain will fall on this earth
To you wherever you are
Our love is stronger through pain

So hope faithful and true
So pure, clear as crystal
And sorrow shall pour in my heart
As the flowers appear on earth


Words by Virginia Astley © Warner Bros. Music Ltd

A DAY, A NIGHT

Silently the rain is falling on the window
The thunder cracks in a crescendo
The winter evening light is gently
Falling, the day has come to an end
Now it's night fall
The stars in the sky

Finally the morning comes to us still sleeping
A crack of light shines in and peeping
Through the old dusty blinds you see a street
Which out there sunny still smells so sweet
And children leave their homes together
With coats and hats for rainy weather
Can life like this go on forever
A simple life, a simple pleasure

Now is daybreak
The sun rises slowly

Silently the rain is falling on the window
The thunder cracks in a crescendo
The winter evening light is gently
Falling, the day has come to an end
Now it's night fall
The stars in the sky

Now is daybreak
The sun rises slowly


Words by Virginia Astley © Warner Bros. Music Ltd