YELLOW

by SAM SMALL

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Ten songs of lost souls, spooks chasing me for money, everything yellow, the glorious beach, those alluring lights, the mystery woman, my wife's eyes, back in the 90s, nightmares and finally to rise above it all.

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released December 5, 2016

(C) SAM SMALL Vocals / Music / Lyrics / Instruments / Mix / Production

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Sam Small Austin, Texas

Singer songwriter, producing, mixing. Born in the UK and got to Texas as soon as I could. Austin is a music town and where I have produced my best music.

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Track Name: In This World
I think you wanna take my money
Oh, you want it so bad
Won't you come back tomorrow
In case I haven't got the fee
To watch the color TV

You know I haven't got a penny
You can check with all my friends
Why do you show me all those badges?
You got a hand in my pocket
And another in my head

So do you talk to your mother?
Do you talk to your dad?
Do you gaze into the mirror?
Do you gather with those sinners?
Do you laugh about the phony winners?

In this world
In a very different world
I would like to take you with me
Dream inside us

In this world
In a very different world
You and I can stay for ever
Sweet elation

I can't give you my position
'Cos I haven't got a clue
I'm here beside the water
I can see a red balloon it's like it's
Tethered to the moon

Oh well I'll meet you here next Sunday
Or maybe in a week
I may take long vacation
I could climb the highest mountain
I might walk into a burning desert

In this world
In a very different world
You and I can make it happen
See the promise

In this world
In a very different world
We can all bring everybody
All in gladness

I don’t wanna go and I don’t wanna stay
Any old town in any old way
But I got lucky
I met a girl and her name is Rosie
She invited me to a room that’s cozy
What’s that shadow on my shoulder?

In this world
In a very different world
You and I can make it happen
See the promise

In this world
In a very different world
You and I can stay for ever
Sweet elation
Track Name: Seaside
Long ago and far away
There was me in a car
Me and my family
I was jumping around
Looking out the window
Asking how far
Right then I saw the sea

Right then I saw the sea

Running into waves
Chasing all the seagulls
Look at the crabs
Look at all the people
Running back to mum
Run away from dad
Throwing sand at my sister
Isn’t it a lovely day

Isn’t is a lovely day?

Feel the sun
Feel the wind
Feel the water

There’s a castle of sand
There’s a pool in the rocks
There’s a ship in the distance
Where is it going?
Mother said get dressed
But we’ve only just got here
Now the tide’s under the deck chair

Wasn’t it a lovely day?

Feel the sun
Feel the wind

And we’ll be home for tea

Wasn’t is a lovely day?
Track Name: Nightlife
Got my head up off the carpet
Got my body through the door
Then I fell into the driver’s seat
Picked the gun up off the floor

Rolling down a side road
With the window open wide
The sun is sinking down upon
The houses’ bursting pride

The downtown shadows whisper
All the pleasures will be sweet
Then darkness gripped the steering wheel
As I turned into that street

The sidewalk ghost is dancing
He says he is my friend
Come inside the bottle’s long
Entertainment has no end

Nightlife, nightlife
Nightlife, nightlife

When the waiter gathered glasses
I ordered whiskey rye
Then the girl she sat beside me
Her scent it made me high

Her angel eyes looked through me
And I saw the pain that kills
But I leaned across and said to her
Let me drive you to the hills

Nightlife, nightlife
Nightlife, nightlife

Down there is a sea of lights
The city’s still at play
The car door slammed I looked around
The girl just walked away

The engine mumbled weary
All down the old dirt track
As the headlights raked across the field
The angel eyes shone back

Nightlife, nightlife
Nightlife, nightlife
Nightlife, nightlife
Nightlife, nightlife
Track Name: Belinda May
Oh my lovely Belinda May
Caught in the middle of what you say
What you say

Oh my people get ready to fight
The sabre toothed tiger is ready to bite
Ready to bite

Follow me, follow me
Down to the river
Oh follow me, follow me
Down to the river
So wide
Flowing faster

Just a little closer
Just a little longer
Just a little closer
Just a little longer
So many good friends
So many good friends
Track Name: Yellow
Heaven is a-bathing in sunshine
And not a road comes back to me
And all I gotta do is wait inside this bus stop
Big yellow monkey on a bob sleigh ride
Hustle up a shave 'cos I gotta kiss the bride
What'ya gonna do when the sun goes pie-eyed

All I want to say is that I love you
And all I wanna hear you say is that you feel
The same way

I gotta get a jet plane outa here
Before the feathers and the rat tails fly
And all I gotta do is ride those four-leaf clovers
Given in a moment and recovered in a crime
In a single breath you made everything divine
Yellow canary in a black coal mine

All I want to say is that I love you
And all I wanna hear you say is that you feel
The same way

All I want to say is that I love you
And all I wanna hear you say is that you feel
The same way

All I want to say is that I love you
And all I wanna hear you say is that you feel
The same way

How many times has it gotta be said
Pick up the pieces in the back of the shed
Running out the building with your face all red
Wrap up the tarp and let's get to bed

All I want to say is that I love you
And all I wanna hear you say is that you feel
The same way
Track Name: Dreaming
Oh I've been dreaming
For too damn long
I'll just have to talk to myself
About what went wrong

And I've been thinking
As you can see
The lines of worry and pain
Are down to me

It doesn't matter to me
I didn't mean ya to break a leg
On stage for me

And I've been wishing
For what can't be
I understand what you say
Now let it be

It doesn't matter to me
I didn't mean ya to break a leg
On stage for me

And I've been hoping
That you will stay
I'll do what ever you want
Along the way

I've been dreaming for much too long
And I've been thinking 'bout what went wrong
Tell myself it isn't true

Oh you
And me
Oh you
And me
Oh you
And me
Oh you
And me
Track Name: Magical Lights
The first time that I saw your face
You filled the room with something great
And then we talked about us two
Going home in my direction

We sat upon your doorway steps
We talked into the darkness
And then I saw the lights above me
Shining all around the midnight singing
And our spirits touched so gently
And I walked home in the shadows
With the northern lights around me
Looking down upon the pavement
And my life had changed forever

Sitting on those steps
Watching those magical lights
Sitting on those steps
Watching those magical lights

I don't think this story's ended
Though the telephone stopped ringing
I was sitting on the counter
With a woman in a million
And there's sunshine on the hillside
And there's peace down in the valley
And the house is full of laughter
And the children with their mother

You woke me from a long-lost sleep
I never thought I could be
I love you in the morning light
So softly as I put my arms around you
Call me soon
Call me soon

I stole all the family silver
Now there's food upon the table
Oh, and how on earth could you leave me
In the middle of a sentence

Heaven in your eyes
Call me soon
Magical lights
Oh can’t you see that you’re going a long way
Track Name: Dutch Girl
Here she comes
There she goes
My wide faced Dutch girl
She turns me on

Oh I can see her in the darkness of the night
And I try to recall her name
And all I see are the shadows on the wall
And all I want to see is the sunshine in her face
And the starshine in her eyes
And a body that can do anything

Here she comes
There she goes
My wide faced Dutch girl
She turns me on

Floating on a carpet in a big starry night
You and I are going home
And the dream goes round and round and round

Oh well I think I'd found her in a pub
Or in a party or a bus or on the street
You know I've not seen her for a thousand years
Just show me that pig-tailed plaid white blonde
You're so sensational
There's not a day when I'm not with you
It's everyday that I'm with you
It's everyday that I'm with you

Here she comes
(Here she comes)
There she goes
(There she goes)
My wide faced Dutch girl
(Where she comes from)
She turns me on
(I don't know)

You and I are going home
Floating on a carpet in a big starry night
And the dream goes round and round and round
And the dream goes round and round and round
And the dream goes round and round and round
Track Name: Rise to the Sun
Hey ho, rise to the sun
Gotta get to work
And a job well done
Brush your teeth and clean your head
Up get out of your stinking bed

Oh leave me alone I cannot rise
Into the gloom of your great sunrise
Just go away and let me be
Why you have to bother me
I just can’t see

How dare you sleep
How dare you lay
Whatcha gonna do when you get no pay?
How on earth can your life begin
When laziness is your great sin?

Oh damn you all I will not move
I can’t understand what you’ve got to prove
Get off my brain get off my back
Get out of my room and don’t come back

Holidays
Happy days

With love in the shade of a tree
Closer now
Oh my love
I don’t want you to go
I don’t want you to stay

We’ll sit down by the road in the sun
Pass the oranges
We’re lost in time
And we’ll do what we want
And we’ll do what we please

Pretty soon I’ve gotta me in motion
But I don’t know the things that I need to know
And while I’m lying here I think that I’m falling
Into a dream that I can see on the wall

(Please just let me have your number)

I said, “Hey man! Won’t you listen to me? Carefully. I said…”

Hey ho, rise to the sun
Gotta get to work
And a job well done
Brush my teeth and clean my head
Gotta get out of my beautiful bed

At last, my son, you see the light
It doesn’t take much
And you know it’s right
Be like us and stand up straight
Just get to work
And don’t be late
Track Name: Stand Up Now
I take a walk up to the hill
Get down and pick a daffodil
And all around the birds are still
And I can hardly move
And I can hardly move

The jewels of the April rain
Are falling on the earth again
The flowers have forgot their pain
But I can barely stand
And I can barely stand

In every cloud I see you face
I hear your voice in every place
And nowhere is an empty space
And I can hardly breathe
And I can hardly breathe

My home it pulls, I drag my feet
The ghosts of all the friends I meet
A cat comes crying in the street
But I can barely speak
And I can barely speak

The roof is sitting on the sun
I tried to get the washing done
The blackbird singing he’s the one
But I can hardly see
But I can hardly see

Stand up now
Stand up now
Stand up now
Stand up now

Nighttime come just like a friend
But leads the fool around the bend
And down the road without an end
What am I to do?
What am I to do?
What am I to do?

Stand up now
Stand up now
Stand up now
Stand up now

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