Lyrics
(Escalator)

The Lyrics to these songs are given on this page (below)
1) The Way Of Love
2) Jigsaw Girl
3) Escalator
4) Trespass
5) We Could Be Talking        
6)   A Day To Myself
7)   Miner
8)   Mr. Bilbo Baggins        
9)   Cellophane
10) A Sad Affair



THE WAY OF LOVE

You will know when love has come
For all the world will smile for you
And more than anything you'll try
To keep this love so true.

You will know the feeling well
She's everything your dreams have made
But in so doing she may turn
For dreams are known to fade.

Then you're confused
Your world is turning the wrong way round
And so you lose
You're life is all - so upside down.

You may know such times as these
When others seem more fortunate
It's the way of love you know
The chance you have to take.

You try so hard to win the girl
You want to stay
Then all in one mad rush around
She turns away.

It may take a long long time
To understand even explain
And there's no consolation in
That time will heal the pain.

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JIG-SAW GIRL

There's nothing left for me to do but sit around and wait for you
And hope you find the time to put me in the picture
And when I look at you you've always got somebody new
And though you say you're mine you treat me like a fixture
It seems that I'm around to pick up all the pieces
And when at last they're found sort 'em out again.

You're a jig-saw girl
Jig-saw girl
Jig-saw girl
No sooner we're together then you go and break us up again
An' so we never will remain.

Places where you wind up in are not the sort where I fit in
And though you know I've tried to see your point of view
To you I'm just a game to occupy your scatter brain
Oh baby won't you change or make an effort to
Or I shall have to take this puzzle apart
But that would only break my heart.

You're a jig-saw girl
Jig-saw girl
Jig-saw girl
No sooner we're together then you go and break us up again
An' so we never will remain.

INSTRUMENTAL

Jig-saw girl
Jig-saw girl
Jig-saw girl

No sooner we're together then you go and break us up again
An' so we never will remain.

Jig-saw girl (jig-saw girl)
Jig-saw girl (jig-saw girl)
Jig-saw girl (jig-saw girl)
(Repeat and fade).

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ESCALATOR

I take back everything I said about the modern technology
I met her on the escalator and that's good enough for me.

It happened in department store where everything is to be found
Well I was going down from first and she was coming up from ground
While stationary moving by
She passed before my eyes
I could not help but turn around
And then before I knew what happened
I was looking up and she was smiling down the

Escalator.

From there the whole thing escalated to the fourth floor coffee shop
We talked about the price of things and oh I hoped it would not stop
And then she said she had to go
And oh I did not know if we would ever meet again
But as the escalator slowly took her out of sight she said
"Tomorrow then", . . and then . .

I take back everything I said about the modern technology
I met her on the escalator and that's good enough for me.

Escalator, escalator.
Escalator, escalator.

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TRESPASS

Love it seems isn't all that it's made out to be
As I found out to my dismay
I feel this way inclined
For love, it trespass on my time.

I was so taken in by all the promises she made
I don't expect that I will change my mind
For all that you might say
For love it complicate my way.

INSTRUMENTAL

How can you ever hope to justify the things you've done?
I don't suppose that you will even try
And I'll get by
And why did you interfere with me?

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WE COULD BE TALKING

When your love lets you down
And your life is all upside down
Your mind is spinning round
You think you won't survive.

Close your eyes, drift away
You might come to another day
When she is home to stay
You're glad to be alive
She' not that far from you
That you could not start anew
Reach out for her - once more
It takes just one phone call
And you could be talking
By the time this record ends.

You won't know till you've tried
Put away your foolish pride
Who cares who's wrong or right
It's what you have to do
Make your peace while you may
She thinks of you today
Tomorrow she might say
She's found someone new.

You're not that far apart
That you could not start again
The chances are she's home
Go on pick up the phone
And you could be talking
By the time this record ends.

Yes we could be talking
By the time this record ends.

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A DAY TO MYSELF

It's all so different now
From just a few weeks ago
When April was about to smile on England
And I had to go.

So here I am again
Far from where the blackbird sings
And lanes I love to walk along
Lost in my thoughts
And what of you my love
Though you're so far away
Yet so close to me in all I do and see.

And so on my day off
I could have chosen monuments
Historic chateau, palaces
Or finding ways of improving my French
Instead I wandered out alone
Here where woods and fields abound
And in a quiet corner found the resting place
Of English soldiers killed in war.

And what of them my love
Who died so far from home
No last farewell kiss
All that remains is this.

It makes me so ashamed to feel alone
Whatever would they think of me
For I shall see my love again.

INSTRUMENTAL

It's all so different now
From those few years ago
When April smiled so sweetly still
And they had to go.

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MINER

He's in a very bad way
Someone will tell his wife
They'll run and fetch the doctor
To try and save his life.

He was the underground man
A slave to rock and mud
The self appointed cave man
The nation's life blood.

He did not own a mansion
He drove not limousine
His requirements were few to
Make more amenable the seam.

The rain has washed his body
Laid out in surface light
They'll run and fetch the curate
To try and put things right.

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MR. BILBO BAGGINS

Far over the misty mountains
To dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away at break of day
To find our long forgotten gold.

Over the misty mountains cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away at break of day
To find our long forgotten gold.

In days of old when dragons roared
And smaller folk than us were abroad
The mighty wizard Gandalf planned
Adventures for his friends.

There was Thorin Oakenshield, Balin,
Dwalin, Kili, Fili and Dori too
And bringing up the rear guess who
Mr. Bilbo Baggins.

Over the misty mountains cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away at break of day
To find our long forgotten gold.

Far over the misty mountains
Across the great wide river they went
Through Mirkwood fighting the elves
And goblins and spiders huge and violent.

There was Ori, Nori, and Oin and Gloin
And Bifur, Bofur and Bombur too
And trailing far behind guess who
Mr. Bilbo Baggins.

Over the misty mountains cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away at break of day
To find our long forgotten gold.

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CELLOPHANE

I'm insane over Cellophane
She knows how to entertain me
I'm inane over Cellophane
She knows how to really sustain me
She keeps me warm like counterpane
She wakes me up like summer rain
She elevates me like a steel crane
But then in the same machine like way
She drops me back down again.

I'm so vain over Cellophane
She knows how to picture frame me
It's all the same to Cellophane
She knows how to window pane me
She strains my nerves in a funny way
She drains my energy away
There's not a grain of truth in what she says
But if she don't remain I'll stain my reputation.

I may not be twenty one but I'm not done with yet.

INSTRUMENTAL

(Cellophane) (Cellophane)

She keeps me warm like counterpane
She wakes me up like summer rain
She elevates me like a steel crane
But then in the same machine like way
She drops me back down again.

She's the tear me up and throw me down
A delicate see through summer gown.

She the things appertaining (Things appertaining)
To things unremaining (Things unremaining)
She's the same (She's the same)
A Cellophane (Cellophane)
Hard to restrain (Hard to restrain)
She's so hard to contain (Hard to contain)
Discards me like cellophane (Cellophane)
We hear the cellos playing.

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A SAD AFFAIR

She is well versed in this affair
And so encounters it with care
She knows him well - too well
And all he's thinking of
But she will keep it to herself.

The only man she's ever known
Is breaking up her heart and home
And such is love
That she would die for him
While he would treat her carelessly.

INSTRUMENTAL

And so accustomed as she is
To other women such as this
When he goes out
And children softly sleep
She sits down by herself and cries.

Copyright © 2001 Michael Armitage

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