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‘Q U E E N D O M   C O M E’   L Y R I C S

including Bonus Songs

‘Love Invites ‘ & ‘The Ballad of Joe and Irene’

 

1. ASK THE WIND

I close my eyes and ask the wind

to lead me where my heart must go

I close my eyes and ask the wind

to let me out of my cocoon

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2. HOMECOMING

It was Tuesday afternoon

and my heart was as heavy as a stone

lying on the kitchen floor I could feel every single bone

 

Come home just this one last time

cause we never said goodbye

come home just this one last time

cause my eyes have still not dried

 

Through my window comes a humming bird

telling me that you are safe

says that you are in a better place

now that you have let life go

 

In my room I see your face again

like that August day

though it’s years since you’ve been gone

from my life you’ll never fade away

 

Come home just this one last time

cause we never said goodbye

come home just this one last time

cause my eyes have still not dried

 

Through my window comes a humming bird

telling me that you are safe

says that you are in a better place

now that you have let life go

 

Through my window comes a humming bird

telling me that you are safe

says that you are in a better place

now that you have let life go

 

Through my window comes a humming bird

telling me that you are safe

says that you are in a better place

now that you’ve returned back home

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3. HEARTBLEED

If love’s a game I’m playing it bad

I sold my name and all that I had

just as I won I lost it all again

and just like sand it ran through my hands

 

The stakes were high but I didn’t care

night time joys replaced by despair

like bird and feather we believed we’d last

but now it’s changed, my sky’s overcast

 

I left my heart wide open

you came and then you stole it

I wish I’d had some warning

before I started burning

 

Could I have seen where this would lead

where have I been to let my heart bleed

I thought that you were sincere

but now I see you oh so clear

 

You said to me to take it easy

that I should see you really had to be free

what did I miss after our magic kiss

that could have said that I was misled?

 

You tore my heart out slowly

I never felt so lonely

you made me feel so special

I know I was irrational

 

Could I have seen where this would lead

where have I been to let my heart bleed

I thought that you were sincere

but now I see you oh so clear

 

Could I have seen where this would lead

where have I been to let my heart bleed

I thought that you were sincere

but now I see you oh so clear

 

You tore my heart out slowly

I never felt so lonely

you made me feel so special

I know I was irrational

that’s what you get from loving

and what is left is nothing at all

 

Could I have seen where this would lead

where have I been to let my heart bleed

I thought that you were sincere

but now I see you oh so clear

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4. APPLE PIE

Back in the day

when we were still in school

I was new in the class

it didn’t matter to you

right from day one

you sat down next to me

became my shield

didn’t care what the others said

and that’s a thing

 

I want to eat my apple pie

with you my love when we’re 95

’cause there’s no other one will do

by now you should know

I’m talking ’bout you

 

We built a tree house

in grandma’s garden

danced with the dog in pirate disguise

played tricks on the man next door

thinking he’d never notice

and before we knew it we were grown

 

I want to eat my apple pie

with you my love when we’re 95

’cause there’s no other one will do

by now you should know

I’m talking ’bout you

 

No matter how many years go by again

no matter how far we drift apart again

no matter where we next may meet again

we’ll always find each other in the very end

and if we both lose our teeth at the very end

and if we both sit in wheelchairs

we’ll still be friends

 

So come and eat that apple pie

with me my love you know that I

won’t ever forget the times we shared

’cause what we have is really rare

let’s pluck the apples from my apple tree

and bake a cake for eternity

’cause that’s how long our friendship will be

come what may there’ll always be you and me

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5. GYPSY GIRL

Your hair is black, as black as the night

your skin is dark and so are your eyes

you were named after a flower bright

but no one knows you

no one knows you far beyond first sight

 

In the shops they scrutinize you

’cause they assume that you’re a thief

a million times you have to prove

that no one knows you

that no one knows you far beyond first sight

 

Ooh, gypsy girl

ooh, in your world

ooh, gypsy girl

you know you will never be more than a gypsy girl

 

Outside the cities they let you stay

but they would rather that you went away

they say that you don’t belong here

but no one knows you

no one knows you far beyond first sight

 

Ooh, gypsy girl

ooh, in your world

ooh, gypsy girl

you know you will never be more than a gypsy girl

 

Ooh, gypsy girl

ooh, in your world

ooh, gypsy girl

 

Ooh, gypsy girl

ooh, in your world

ooh, gypsy girl

you know you will never be more than a gypsy girl

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6. EVERY TIE THE DOORBELL RINGS

It’s been a while since he wrote

and also he hasn’t phoned

last time he sounded strange

so distant, so far away

 

She holds his picture in her hands

as a tear rolls down her cheek

her hopes are built on sand

and she no longer speaks

 

Day by day

night by night

she hopes and prays

that he’ll survive

asking herself every time

how could she let him go?

 

She places a bet with the skies

she sends her prayers up above

to give her back her only son

to bring him back where he belongs

 

Day by day

night by night

she lies awake

hoping he’s still alive

asking herself every time

how could she let him go?

 

They say every war claims its toll

and that someone has to walk that road

and on the other side of the border

stands another heartbroken mother

 

Watching the news on tv

she hears about the casualties

and every time the doorbell rings

her heart stands still

 

Night by night

she lies awake

she’d give her life

to know he’s safe

but deep inside she knows all along

that he will not return

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7. QUEENDOM COME

I’ve got to be frank ’cause nothing’s the same

and I’m someone new I’ve got to tell you

you’d better believe what you see

this woman’s a queen

 

She’s come a long way and she’s here to stay

no matter what they say now the game’s hers to play

standing her ground and into the crowd

she’s shouting out loud

 

These are my rules for you to take

these are my rules for you to play

 

The world’s upside down

I’m wearing my crown

I’ve nothing to hide

the world’s upside down

I’m wearing my crown

I wear it with pride

 

I’ve got to be frank ’cause nothing’s the same

and I’m someone new I’ve got to tell you

you’d better believe what you see

this woman’s a queen

Goin’ home to her roots with 7 mile boots

her battle is won and her time has come

 

These are my rules for you to play

these are my rules for you to take

 

The world’s upside down

I’m wearing my crown

I’ve nothing to hide

the world’s upside down

I’m wearing my crown

I wear it with pride

 

Don’t deem me unkind

i just need to rewind

no, don’t deem me unkind

i just need to rewind

 

The world’s upside down

I’m wearing my crown

I’ve nothing to hide

the world’s upside down

I’m wearing my crown

I wear it with pride

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8. BIRTHDAY

It’s my birthday today

and I’m sitting here by the phone

deep down I know it’s in vain

’cause you forgot my name

 

Caught inside my head

are all the things we left unsaid

now they’ll never see the light of day

will you forget my face?

 

Wind and storm now they’ve come

soon you’ll be gone and I’m in pieces

we both cried about our lies

and how the years, and how the years

 

Tore into this heart

made love fall apart

tore into this heart of mine

 

Have I ever told you

that I forgive you

for the letters you never answered

and the calls unreturned

 

Wind and storm now they’ve come

soon you’ll be gone and I’m in pieces

we both cried about our lies

and how the years, and how the years

 

Tore into this heart

made love fall apart

tore into this heart of mine

 

Go and burn your life and everything you love

because you have no other choice than

to go and burn your life and everything you love

because you have no other choice

’cause, there’s no other choice

 

Tore into this heart

made love fall apart

tore into this heart of mine

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9. BETTY

Betty was a girl real naughty and mean

messing with the boys and keeping them keen

she was always out to play

 

She had another friend called Sadie

who really wasn’t much of a lady

they say she was kinda shady

 

The third of the sisters was Daisy

they called her ‘Little Miss Lazy’

she was also frankly quite crazy

 

Three naughty girls out on the road

looking for their luck and a pot of gold

three naughty girls who travelled to Rome

feeling really good away from home

 

As soon as they entered the city

they went out to have some coffee

at a little place called Luigi’s

 

Now Betty and Sadie and Daisy

went out in that night to party

at the first bar they picked up Giovanni

 

Then later when drinking Sambuca

they ran into Gian Luca

as sweet as a piece of sugar

 

Three naughty girls out on the road

looking for their luck and a pot of gold

three naughty girls who travelled to Rome

feeling really good away from home

 

Three naughty girls out on the road

looking for their luck and a pot of gold

three naughty girls who travelled to Rome

feeling really good away from home

 

Oh, you naughty girls what have you done?

Breaking the hearts around the world just for fun

oh, you naughty girls you’re here and you’re gone

leaving a blur as you graze the boys one by one

 

Three naughty girls out on the road

looking for their luck and a pot of gold

three naughty girls who travelled to Rome

feeling really good away from home

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10. CATCH ME IF YOU CAN

I’ve got to say I’ve tried so hard

to be a good girl just for you

but maybe it’s just not for me

as hard as I try it’s never enough

 

I may be judged but I can’t act

a different way than what is me

you may begrudge me but I’ll still

wear my red dress dancing in the street

 

Don’t know why I gave into your request

’cause we’re really running out of time

wish you hadn’t put me to the test

’cause I find it’s hard to toe the line

 

And what was one now is undone

yes, what was one now is undone

 

Sometimes I like to be a sinful, naughty girl

with no regrets

it drives me mad to pretend to be

some other woman than who is me

 

Don’t know why I gave into your request

’cause we’re really running out of time

wish you hadn’t put me to the test

’cause I find it’s hard to toe the line

 

And what was one now is undone

yes, what was one now is undone

 

If you want me come and get me

try and catch me if you can

if you want me come and get me

try and catch me if you can

 

‘Cause what was one now is undone

yes, what was one now is undone

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11. DROP OUT

Oh, when I think of all the perils I’ve been through

it seems like gambling my soul is nothing new

cause that’s what happens when you keep on giving in

you’ll sink in mud bottom to chin

 

You think you can carry on and no harm done

you say to yourself just keep on going on

but every now and then you begin to see

that this not what you want it to be

 

Time to wake up

time to break out

time to drop out of the game

time to wake up

time to break out

 

You thought endurance would take you to the top

you keep on goin’ though you know it’s time to stop

too late did you recognize

that you’d be left with empty hands

 

You think you can carry on and no harm done

you say to yourself just keep on going on

 

Time to wake up

time to break out

time to drop out of the game

time to wake up

time to drop out

 

You think you can carry on and no harm done

you say to yourself just keep on going on

 

Time to wake up

time to break out

time to drop out of the game

time to wake up

time to break out

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12. YOUR SEA

Today I found some sand in my bag

a scent of you in paper wrapped

echoes of our melody

slicing a piece of my heart

 

Never enough, always too much

our caroussel starts and stops

every time I take you to the train

and it’s slicing a piece of me

 

Oh, I’m falling deep into your sea

I’m falling deep

 

Picture your face under the street lamp

kisses stolen in the dark

now the air smells of rain

and it’s slicing my heart

 

Oh, I’m falling deep into your sea

I’m falling deep

I’m falling deep into your sea

I’m falling deep

 

Take my hand we’ll fall through the sky

take my heart we’ll fly away

 

Oh, I’m falling deep into your sea

I’m falling so deep

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13. SILHOUETTES

Your love burns a hole in my life

the more I yearn the more you hide

 

Silhouettes of regret

you don’t mean what you say

silhouettes of regret

keep my love at bay

 

No ace of spades, no trumps in my hand

this unraveling tale ends as it began

 

Silhouettes of regret

we don’t mean what we say

silhouettes of regret

keep my love at bay

 

These eyes have seen, this heart is sealed

this love has been, the wound will heal

 

Silhouettes of regret

you don’t mean what you say

silhouettes of regret

keep your love at bay

 

Lucky the ones who are free

living their lives as they choose

lucky the ones who are free

playing the game to their rules

 

Lucky the ones who are free

living their lives as they choose

lucky the ones who are free

playing the game to their rules

 

Lucky the ones who are free

living their lives as they please

lucky the ones who are free

watching the birds as they leave

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14. LOVE INVITES (Bonus Track)

Play your tricks on me again

like you do so well

I will give myself again

I know why I fell

let my heart feel young again

pretend no harm was done

can’t we be as one again

just this last time

 

I can’t explain

I’m a moth to your flame

I can’t explain

I’m a moth to your flame

 

And if love invites me on it’s bumpy road

I know I will oblige

 

Play your tricks on me again

like you do so well

I won’t give myself again

I know just why I fell

if my heart feels young again

you won’t be to blame

I’d rather you were gone again

you’ll never change

 

Don’t explain

no moth, no flame

no, don’t explain

no moth no flame

 

And nothing that you do

could draw me back to you

no, nothing that you do

could draw me back to you

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15. THE BALLAD OF JOE & IRENE (Bonus Track)

His name was Joe

she was Irene

when she saw him across the room

she knew he was the one

 

A stolen glance

a touch of his hand

then he asked her out to dance

she knew she woulnd’t last

 

Play me that song again

it’s been too long

play me that song again

it’s been too long

 

The summer passed

she told him yes

when he took her down the aisle

her sister sat and cried

 

Four kids along

dog, cat and farm

20 years come and gone

and not much left to say

 

Play me that song again

it’s been too long

play me that song again

it’s been too long

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16. Ton Océan (Bonus Track ‘Your Sea’ French Version)

J’ai trouvé du sable dans ma valise

ta senteur me traverse comme une brise

les échos de notre melodie

un morceaux de mon coeur est parti

 

C’est jamais assez

mais toujours trop

notre manège part et s’ârrete

chaque fois que je t’emmène jusqu’au au train

un morceaux de mon coeur te suit

 

Ah, je tombe dans ton océan

profondément

 

Sous le réverbère j’imagine ton visage

des baisers volés dans le noir

maintenant l’air sent la plui

et ça brise mon coeur

 

Ah, je tombe dans ton océan

profondément

Ah, je tombe dans ton océan

profondément

 

Prends ma main on traverse le ciel,

prends mon coeur on s’envole au loin

 

Ah, je tombe dans ton océan

profondément

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