Lyrics
(New England Days) 

The Lyrics to these songs are given on this page (below)
1) I Got Lost Tonight
2) Sal
3) Somebody Stole My Woman  
4) Someone I Know
5) You're No Angel
6) Reckless
7)   New England Days  
8)   Detriment
9)   Waterwheel
10) If I Had Known
11) Nothing New



I GOT LOST TONIGHT

Ooo I got lost tonight
Reaching for paradise
How could you forsake me after such a night of love
Ooo I got lost tonight
Caution was tossed aside
Guess I'm just a fool who don't know when he's had enough.

All I remember was holding you oh so tight
Then I woke in this veil of dreams
Moonlight was frozen, the roses were paralysed
What does that mean, what does that mean?

Ooo I got lost tonight
Swollen with mad delight
Washed upon the shore with such confusion in my blood.

INSTRUMENTAL

I'm at the mercy of knowing your soul in the night
The sweet devastation of wanting your space
Suddenly all I was sure of has vanished from sight
Without a trace, without a trace.

Ooo I got lost tonight
Reaching for paradise
How could you forsake me after such a night of love
Ooo I got lost tonight
Caution was tossed aside
Guess I'm just a fool who don't know when he's had enough.

Washed up on the shore with such confusion in my blood
How could you forsake me after such a night of love
Ah guess I'm just a fool who don't know when he's had enough
Washed up on the shore with such confusion in my blood.  

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SAL

Sal, Sal, don't go and leave me
Oh stay just a little while longer
Sal don't forsake me I'm sure you can't hate me
I don't want to be on my own.

Sal, Sal, don't be so selfish
It's not one of your traits
I don't understand how I came to upset you
But now that I'm in disarray.

You're deceiving me, grieving me, hurtin'
It's someone else I can see in your eyes
Don't forget how you used to believe in me
Can't we give it just one more try/just one more

Sal, Sal, don't separate us
I don't think I could cope
I'd just be survivin' so stop this contrivin'
You're leaving me without hope.

You're deceiving me, grieving me, hurtin'
It's someone else I can see in your eyes
Don't forget how you used to believe in me
Can we give it just one more try/just one more

Try? Sal, don't separate us
I don't think I could cope
I'd just be survivin' so stop this contrivin'
You're leaving me without hope.

Sal
Sal
Sal
(Repeat and fade)

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SOMEBODY STOLE MY WOMAN

Somebody stole my woman
You know there's some good and some bad (he's bad)
She was the kind of woman
Who made you feel you'd been had
They drove off in my motor
And crashed it somewhere up state
I was about to change it
So I might as well tell you straight.

Somebody stole my woman
Made off with everything I had
Just came in through an open door
An' it was as simple as that
They took my china collection
Along with my colour T.V.
But I never had much affection
For either, in fact all three.

Well it's usually so
You don't find out the truth
Till it's too late to do anything
But it's nothing to get excited about
Just as long as you learn what's genuine.

Somebody stole my woman
It came as no surprise to me
They only had to ask
An' I'd have said there's no need for secrecy
They took my Queen Ann chest
I guess they sold it somewhere up state
But I never cared much for it
'Cause I knew it was only a fake.

Somebody stole my woman (It's alright, it's alright, it's alright)
Somebody stole my woman (It's alright, it's alright, it's alright)
Somebody stole my woman, it came as no surprise to me
Somebody stole my woman.

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SOMEONE I KNOW

Someone I know is treating you bad
Someone who ought to know better than that
I thought I knew him well
But you can never tell
We don't get on so well
After all.

Someone I know is making you cry
Someone who should have been eager to try
But he grew worldly wise
Then he learned how to lie
We don't see eye-to-eye
Any more.

INSTRUMENTAL

Someone I know is setting you free
Someone who should have been happy to be
With someone like you
But he couldn't be true
Someone I thought I knew
Someone called  ---  me.

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YOU'RE NO ANGEL

Angel, you're no angel
There's none here to be caught
If there were such heaven creatures
Then you would not fall far short.

Angel, you're no angel
No good lookin' to the sky
So I'll devise one, compromise one
And I know that with you I'll get by.

You' got honesty that quite honestly it hurts
I might bruise you but I would not lose you for the world.

Angel, you're no angel
They don't make 'em any more
But you elate me, extricate me
And nobody else could that's for sure.

INSTRUMENTAL

You' got honesty that quite honestly it hurts
I might lose you but I would not bruise you for the world.

Angel, you're no angel
No good lookin' to the sky
So I'll devise one, compromise one
And I know that with you I'll get by.

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RECKLESS

Why have you moved the furniture?
Why is your case in the hall?
Where have you taken the children?
What's all this drama for?

I know I've been careless
But this is reckless
Yes I've been careless
But this is reckless
So why don't we just sit down?

Take off you coat, let me make us a drink
There's no need for a scene
You're being silly, acting this way
More than we've ever been.

I know I've been careless
But this is reckless
Yes I've been careless
But this is reckless
I don't want to wreck our love
But I just want to rectify it.

INSTRUMENTAL

I know I've been careless
But this is reckless
Yes I've been careless
But this is reckless
I don't want to wreck our love
I just want to rectify it.

Take off you coat, let me make us a drink
There's no need for a scene
You're being silly, acting this way
More than we've ever been.

I know I've been careless
But this is reckless
Yes I've been careless
But this is reckless
I've been careless, reckless
Careless, reckless
(Repeat and fade)

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NEW ENGLAND DAYS

This feeling inside of me
Won't let me be, well it just won't go
You're so much a part of me
And these New England days move incredibly slow

So hold on, baby hold on
Hold on, hold on.

Well it's far from clear
And there's not much time
I just can't explain
But it's Massachusetts on the line.

Hold on, baby hold on
Hold on, hold on
Hold on, baby hold on
Hold on, hold on.

INSTRUMENTAL

The air is so warm tonight
Here where the fireflies set the hills alight
But somehow it just won't do
Your old England smile keeps tryin' to get through.

So hold on, baby hold on
Hold on, hold on.

Well you're far from clear
And there's not much time
I just can't explain
But it's Massachusetts on the line.

Hold on, baby hold on
Hold on, hold on
Hold on, baby hold on
Hold on . . .

Hold on, baby hold on
Hold on, hold on
Hold on, baby hold on
Hold on.

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DETRIMENT

Love in her eyes, blood in her lips
She had somethin' very special I miss
No-one before her, nobody since
How could one girl have such looks and good sense?

What she always went to say
Well I knew what she meant
But she never meant to stay
To my detriment.

Somethin' about her, nothing to fear
I was confidence itself with her near
So lovely, So delicate
She straightened me when I got mixed up.

God almighty why'd you take her from me?
Well it makes no sense
She was everything I wanted to be
It's to your detriment.

INSTRUMENTAL

Love in her eyes, blood in her lips
She had somethin' very special I miss
No-one before her, nobody since
How much longer must I wait in suspense?

What she always went to say
Well I knew what she meant
But she never meant to stay
To my detriment
To my detriment
To my detriment.

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WATER-WHEEL

This water-wheel keeps turning round
I must have told it a thousands times
There is no point in turning round
I'm on my own
Water-wheel.

This water-wheel who laughs at me
And seems to say scornfully
She's never coming back again
She's gone away
Water-wheel.

INSTRUMENTAL

But water-wheel you know we were
Kind to you and I was kind to her
But still you turn and laugh at me
Why don't you stop
Water-wheel, water-wheel
Water-wheel, water-wheel . . .

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IF I HAD KNOWN

If I had known this was to be the last time
I would have never let you go
But there you were, still talkin' of the first time
And how was I to know?

No tears for you, no sense of feeling cheated
But only life, you taught me how to live
If only I could have changed places with you
God knows I would.

INSTRUMENTAL

One thing I know, our love will live forever
And one day I'll be with you again
Just as April blossom lasts forever
Goodbye my love till then.

Just as April blossom lasts forever
Goodbye my love till then.

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NOTHING NEW

There's nothing new, nothing planned
It's not even sad or slightly grand
Only you and me apart
Still thinkin' how we got too smart
Tryin' to build on sand.

Was it you fault, was it me?
I can't remember or no longer see straight
But if you decide to write
Make it fast, make it tonight
There just might be someone else.

This American dream
Is wearing thin at the seams
We all seem to go through phases
And phrases that don't always rhyme.

If I came back unannounced
Would you still be expecting me
Would it be a nice surprise
Could we start again and this time try
Or would I find you with someone else?

INSTRUMENTAL

This American dream
Is wearing thin at the seams
We all seem to go through phases
And phrases that don't always rhyme.

If I came back unannounced
Would you still be expecting me
And would it be a nice surprise
Could we start again and this time try
Or would I find you with someone else?

Copyright © 2001 Michael Armitage

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