Lyrics

Words, in successive order, forming thoughts, expressing ideas, sometimes in rhythmic meter, sometimes with the odd rhyming couplet, occasionally put to music, often not.

These are the words of Donovan Jones.

Is It Her?

Is it her? Is she the one?
Who’s holding you back
Stops you making tracks
Towards me

And is it her? Is she the one?
The reason you never call
And the reason I’ll never fall
Into your arms

Moving through a different scene, it
Shows the trail of where she’s been
How I understand those emerald eyes
How she feels, the truth-telling lies

Is it her? Is she the one?
The one I have to blame
That when I call your name
You don’t hear

And is it you? Are you the one?
Who’s turning my head
To the void in my bed
Help me see

Moving through a different scene, it
Shows the trail of where she’s been
Now I understand those emerald eyes
How she feels, all the truth-telling lies

Yes it’s her! She’s the one
The one I have to blame
That when I call your name
You don’t hear

And moving through this different scene, well it’s
Shown the trail of where she’s been
And now I understand those emerald eyes
How she feels, all those truth-telling lies

And it’s you, you are the one
The one I’ll be dreaming of long
After the memory of her is gone
Could you be mine?

Watching Her Go

She’s leaving me a little more each day,
The further she goes, the less there is to say.

There’s no way back, no time left,
As time takes her away.
And I’m left watching her go, just watching her go.

How can you say it
That there’s no way it
Can ever be anything more?
We had so much
We’ve lost touch
I’m not prepared for a war.

But there’s no way back, no time left
As time takes her away,
And I’m left watching her go, watching her go.

I see you smile
And the warmth is still there
But there’s so much
We can no longer share
It’s killing me too
It’s too much to bear
As I’m left

Watching you go
Watching you go
Watching you go

(She’s leaving me,
She’s leaving me,
She’s leaving me
a little more each day)

Watching you go
Watching you go
Watching you go

Timeout

Haunting, hounding,
Chasing me down
Running so fast
Feet leave the ground

Too much going on inside
Churning me up.
Eating away
Can’t face it again today

Timeout! Leave me alone
I won’t come to the door
I’m not gonna answer the phone

Why is it so surprising
That I feel my temperature rising
I need some time for me
Some time alone

Been too long in this race
time to take a change of pace
I’m taking timeout for me
And I’m taking it on my own.

Timeout, leave me alone
I won’t come to the door
I’m wgonna answer the phone

Can’t go on forever
This storm’s too big to weather
Pushing me into the brink
When I want time to think

Can’t leave it bubbling under
The rain will turn to thunder
Steam rises as the anger burns
The pressure’s high, these no return

So….Timeout, leave me alone
I won’t come to the door
I won’t answer the phone

Taken from the album “Well Tailored

Playing for Keeps

Don’t waste your breath
Don’t waste your time
You won’t get to me
Through friends of mine

You’re not getting in
You’ve already gone too far
It’s better we both
Spend the night alone

I’m Playing for keeps
Things are gonna go my way
Playing for keeps
It’s time I had my say

Don’t waste my time
Don’t waste your breath
You won’t hide the fact
That there’s nothing left

You’re not getting in
You’ve already gone too far
It has to be that we
Spend some time apart

And I’m, playing for keeps
This is gonna be my day
I’m playing for keeps
And your welcome’s overstayed

You blind me to my feelings
With distraction from the pain
The truth’s another storyline
From which you cannot gain

You don’t care, you think it’s a game,
Every move, you try to place the blame
You’re not gonna win you’ve overplayed
This love wasn’t cheap, and I overpaid

For everytime you wouldn’t listen
For ev-rytime you lost control
For everytime you wouldn’t make a decision
For ev-ry-time you said I was cold

I’m Playing for keeps
There’s nothing that I’m giving up
Yes I’m playing for keeps
This time you’re just out of luck.

Freedom in Love

A husband, a wife
They say it’s a way of life
Other love’s not wrong
Just don’t let it get too strong

One love is all
You must never let it fall
Other love is fine
Just don’t step over that line

But we need freedom in love
These caged emotions boil too high
Freedom in love
Don’t they understand why?

They say I cannot love you
They say it’s not allowed
Why can’t they see
It’s a love of which I’m proud?

There’s another world
There’s another way
There’s another life
Where love is universal

We need freedom in love
Caged emotions boil too high
Freedom in love
Don’t they understand why?

Freedom, We need freedom
I wanna tell you we need it
Freedom in love

Too Close for Comfort

What are you thinking?
You’re twisting my thoughts
Twisting my words
I’m beginning to wonder
If I can be heard

What are you doing?
Tell me if you know
We’re too close for comfort
We’re too close for comfort

What are we doing?
Here in this place,
The alarms are ringing
But there’s no escape

Where are we going?
Tell me if you know
Cos we’re too close for comfort
We’re too close for comfort

What are you doing?
Tell me if you know
Cos we’re too close for comfort
Too Close, too close!

How can I trust you?
How can I love you?
How can I be open with you?
Dare I trust you?
Dare I love you
When I don’t know who you are?

What are you doing?
Just tell me if you know
Cos it’s too close for comfort
It’s too close for comfort
It’s too close for comfort
It’s too close for comfort

Too Close, too close!

Keeping My Distance

Stepping away, Holding back,
When all I want to say is
“I love you” and ” I care”, but I know,
it could leave you, running scared

Taking my time,
Cos I know
Its only you that you’re fooling
When you say “I’m doing fine”

We keep denying the moments
That remain, in our minds
There’s no need to run girl,
there’s no need to hide

Keeping my distance
shading in-between the lines
Trying to find out,
What is yours, and what is mine

I’m just, keeping my distance
I’m just, keeping my distance

Walking away, looking back
When all I wanna say is
I love you and I care
Too afraid I left you running scared

there’s nothing here to harm us
learn to trust myself
and I will learn to love you
for who you really are

I want as much as you are 
willing to give
Is it too much to ask of someone 
to live with me when I’m

Keeping my distance
shading in-between the lines
Trying to find out,
What is yours, and what is mine

I’m just, keeping my distance
I’m just, keeping my distance

We’re building barriers now
Just to keep us apart
How can I ever hope to ever
Enter your heart when I’m

Keeping my distance
shading in-between the lines
Trying to find out,
What is yours, and what is mine

Keeping my distance
tripping on a fine line
Trying to find out,
What is yours, and what is mine

Can We Do It Again?

This love that we’ve found
So hard to understand
Is it so thoughtless
To forget what they taught us?

Can we do it again?
Can we do it again?
Can we do it again?
Can we do it again?

This love that we’ve found (this love that we’ve found)
Should it know any bounds
Why can’t we address
All the wrongs that they taught us

Can we do it again?
Can we do it again?
Can we do it again?
Can we do it again?

Did you realise?
Did you see it in my eyes?
When I asked you to stay?

Can we do it again? The things they’ve never seen
Things of which we’ve only dreamed.
If we get freedom to choose
This time we ain’t gonna lose.

Can we do it again?
Can we do it again?
Can we do it again?
Can we do it again?

Friends for so long
Tell me how could this be wrong?
Tell me that you want to stay.

Can we do it again?
Can we do it again?
Can we do it again?
Can we do it again?

Can we do it again?

Back to the Place I Love

Back to the place where our love began
She held me so tightly, so much to lose.
Defying the options they gave me to choose
I ran away though I wanted to stay.

Back to the place I love, I run.
Held by the love that binds us.
Back to the place I love, I run.
Hoping that no-one will find us.

Back to that place where our love resides
In times of fear, in times of joy.
When I have you by my side,
You protect the weak little boy in me.

Back to the place I love, I run.
Held securely by the love that binds us.
Back to the place I love, I run.
Hoping secretly that no-one will find us.

With no-one to guide you
You find your own way
And you live in the hope
of your ability to cope.
You pray the mistakes you may make
won’t harm those that you love.
Just remember that no matter what they say to you
They can’t take you away from me
They won’t take you away from me.

Back to the place I love, I run.
Held securely by the love that binds us.
Back to the place I love, I run.
Hoping secretly that no-one will find us.

Kiss Me (Love This Life)

Kiss me here in outer space
Follow the thrill of this place
Through out and into the end of the night
And all it holds in the light

I love you, I love this life
How we share
In the things we care for
I love you, I love this life
But the question is why
Are there things they have tried
To keep from us

Kiss me before them,
Rub their cold hearts
In the warmth of our love
Show them how our love is enough

Kiss me again before we lose
What should be ours for keeps
They don’t care who they hurt
No they won’t lose any sleep

Love this life x 4

You gotta love it
You gotta love it
You gotta love this life

You gotta love this life
You gotta love this life
You gotta love this – life

You gotta love it
You gotta love it
You gotta, you gotta love this life

You know I love this life
You know I love this life
You know I love it babe
You know I love this life

Love this life!