Lyrics
(Waves)

 The Lyrics to these songs are given on this page (below)
1) Ocean Of Love
2) Not Waving - Drowning (re-visited)
3) Heaven
4) Next To You
5) Avenue Dreams
6) Moonlight
7) Everything Goes Out The Window
8) A Song for Susan
9) Witches And Ghosts



OCEAN OF LOVE

There's an ocean of love between us
All we gotta do is learn to sail it
There's an ocean of love between us
All we gotta do is learn to bail it.

Come on girl and get your feet wet don't be shy
There's no tidal wave in sight
Come on girl let's push the boat out, you and I
We could be there by tonight.

There's an ocean of love between us
All we gotta do is learn to sail it
There's an ocean of love between us
All we gotta do is learn to bail it.

Come on girl and let your heart rule your head
It's harder to be foolish than wise
Let's show 'em all adventure is not dead
'Cause I can see it girl in your eyes.

There's an ocean of love between us
All we gotta do is learn to sail it
There's an ocean of love between us
All we gotta do is learn to bail it.

There's an ocean, ocean
All we got to do - is sail it.
Ocean, ocean
All we got to do is learn to sail it, sail it
Ocean, ocean
All we gotta do is learn how to bail it
Ocean, ocean
All we gotta do is learn to sail it, sail it
Ocean, ocean
All we gotta do is sail it, sail it
(Repeat and fade).

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NOT WAVING, DROWNING (Re-visited)

You get the wrong impression of me
You think I would not miss yer if you did not come
It's obvious you don't see clearly
'Cause if you did you'd see how all at sea I am.

Now if you took a careful look
You might just see the horizon and me
And if you took another look
You might discern - my concern.

I'm not waving I'm drowning
Why don't you save me?
'Cos you are the only one who can
I'm not waving I'm drowning
C'mon an' save me
You are the only one who can.

Though our relationship is sinkin'
It could be salvaged if we do not lose our head
It would be wrong of you in thinkin'
It's past recovery, that would be short-sighted.

Now if you took a careful look
You might just see the horizon and me
And if you took another look
You might discern - my concern.

I'm not waving I'm drowning
Why don't you save me?
'Cos you are the only one who can
I'm not waving I'm drowning
C'mon an' save me
'Cause you are the only one who can.

I'm not waving I'm drowning
Why don't you save me?
You are the only one who can
I'm not waving I'm drowning
So c'mon an' save me
'Cos you are the only one who can
C'mon an' save me.

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HEAVEN

Heaven isn't high up in the sky
Where the stars are sighing
And all is quiet
It's here on Earth
When I'm by your side
And your love is showing
It's all so quiet
And that's where heaven is.

Heaven isn't very far away
Where you cannot see
And you cannot say
It's right here with me
When I'm next to you
It's so clear to see
That your love is true
And that's where heaven is.

Heaven don't leave me
Heaven don't leave me.

INSTRUMENTAL

Heaven isn't high up in the sky
Where the moon is pinin'
And all is quiet
It's here on Earth
When I'm by your side
And your love is growing
It's all so quiet
And that's where heaven is.

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NEXT TO YOU

Why do I talk to myself all alone
When I could be talking to you
And why do I spend all my evenings alone
When they should be spent with you.

I'm getting so claustrophobic yet frightened to move
Lest the telephone rings while I'm out
For as long as I'm not sure, that you're not really sure
That you've found someone who you prefer to me
And there's still just a trace of a doubt in your mind
I shall wind up the clock
Switch the T.V. set off
And sit right where I am
Next to you.

It always comes home to me
How much I need to show yer
How much I need you
Why don't you come home to me
And let me try to show yer
How much I need you.

Why don't you try to be more like yourself
Heaven knows that's what I meant
And why can't you see what you're doing to me
Is it worth all the time we spent?
I'm getting so indescribably slow in my thinking
I don't seem to know what to do
But as long as I'm not sure, that you're not really sure
That you've found someone who you prefer to me
And there's still just a trace of a doubt in your mind
I shall wind up the clock
Switch the central heat off
And sit right where I am
Where are you?

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AVENUE DREAMS

Every moment that I spent with you
I looked forward to
And if it should happen again
I'll know what to do.

But now my memories lean on Avenue Dreams
In which I get closer to you.

Whatever is in my way
Take all these cul-de-sac blues away.

If it should be my good fortune
To find you again
It could not come a minute too soon
I look now and then
Meanwhile I'm walkin' on down my Avenue Dreams
In which I get closer to you.

Whatever is in my way
Take all these cul-de-sac blues away.

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MOONLIGHT

Moonlight, you took my love away from me
And left me here so I can't see
No wonder you're so bright  -  tonight
You've really got a lot to answer for.

Moonlight, as if you did not have your own shine
You have to go and steal all mine
No wonder you're so bright  -  tonight
Showin' her the way away from me.

Now all my hopes are out of reach
And all my heart is out at sea
Like driftwood washed upon the beach
There's not a lot of use in me  -  oh no!

Moonlight, of all the dreams you must have started
And all the love affairs you've helped along
Well how could you see fit  -  to go and do the opposite?
I thought you were above this sort of thing.

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EVERYTHING GOES OUT THE WINDOW

When you're young and in love
And the world's at your feet
And your girl thinks you're better lookin'
Than Valentino ever was.

You cannot go wrong
Just as long as she's there
And you'll see things her way
'Cause more than anythin' else you're gonna want her to stay.

And everything goes out the window
Everything goes out the window
Everything goes out the window
Everything goes out the window.

And in no time at all
You're both using the same front door
And you cannot believe
Just how lucky you are to have a girl like this.

So be true to your love
And don't break her heart
'Cause if you do, like a bird in a cage
Let it escape it soon flies away.

And everything goes out the window
Everything goes out the window
Everything goes out the window
Everything goes out the window.

INSTRUMENTAL

So be true to your love
And don't break her heart
'Cause if you do, like a bird in a cage
You let it escape it soon flies away.

And everything goes out the window
Everything goes out the window
Everything goes out the window
Everything goes out the window.

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A SONG FOR SUSAN

Susan wants to be a secretary
She has all the necessary requirements
But since her mom left home, her dad's gone to pieces
And she has to stay and look after
Her brothers and sisters and all the housework.

Oh what a waste of education
Oh what a waste of education
Oh what a waste of education
Oh what a waste of education.

She was trying so hard in all her subjects
And her school report made it clear
That a little more concentration would make
All the difference to her work.
But the subject she needed a little more help in
Was one that was not in the curriculum
The subject she needed a little more help in
Was one that was not on the time-table -

About the art of combining washing and ironing
And shopping and cooking and such . . . .
With homework essays, exam revision, punctuality
Prefect duties, choir practice, and
Playing for the school netball team.

Oh what a waste of education
Oh what a waste of education
Oh what a waste of education
Oh what a waste of education.

It's such a big responsibility
When you're only sixteen years old
And your friends are going out, buying new clothes
Going to discos, talking boyfriends,
Sending for college prospectuses.

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WITCHES AND GHOSTS

And so I come to you
I know it's late
And I would ask you this
Am I too late?

I don't believe in witches
I don't believe in ghosts
But I believe in you girl
And you're both.

I've done everythin' I can
To make you change your ways
I've tried everythin' I know
In my power, it's not in my power.

Don't stick your pins in me
Take off your spell
And stop this haunting me
It's you, I can tell.

Well I hear laughing but there's no-one there
And all around I see your face
Well it's gone past a joke so let's sit down and talk it out
Just be sensible and come on out
I know you're there . . . . . .

But I don't believe in witches
And I don't believe in ghosts
But I believe in you girl
And you're both.

You don't have to impress me
There's no need to show off
I like you just the way you are
Well almost . . . . . .  

Copyright © 2001 Michael Armitage

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