Sheet Music

Lyrics

Written by Salli Edwards

Traces

Melbourne

We leave our mark

On things we touch

That’s just what happens

When we live too much

 

I’ve been asleep

For so many years

Now I open my eyes

And see the world for real

 

The more I stay away

The more it means I care

And though I walk the other way

Just know how much I want to be there

 

So scared of something we can’t see

Everywhere I go it touches me

If only we could be free

 

Strangers on the street

Keep their distance even more

And friends cannot be found

Just like they were before

 

The more I stay away

The more it means I care

And though I walk the other way

Just know how much I want to be there

 

So scared of something we can’t see

Everywhere I go it touches me

If only we could be free

 

If only we could be free

Blindside

San Francisco

Thought I knew it all before now 

Thought life had nothing left 

To surprise me with before now 

But it was saving me the best

 

Thought I had it figured it now 

There was no mystery 

‘Til I finally turned the corner now

 Then guess what happened to me?

 

I can’t believe I didn’t see it coming 

I can’t believe that I had missed the signs 

I was always one step ahead 

I never stopped to read between the lines

 

And all the songs I sang before now 

Now I’m singing them to you 

And all the pieces of the puzzle now 

Fall into place with you

 

I can’t believe I didn’t see it coming 

I can’t believe that I had missed the signs 

I was always one step ahead 

I never stopped to read between the lines

 

So I’ll take the chance now 

And hope that I’m not wrong

Take the chance now

That it was you who had me fooled all along

 

And all the songs I sang before now 

Now I’m singing them to you 

And all the pieces of the puzzle now 

Fall into place with you

 

Thought I knew it all before now 

Thought life had nothing left 

To surprise me with before now 

But it was saving me the best

 

Thought I had it figured it now 

There was no mystery 

‘Til I finally turned the corner now

 Then guess what happened to me?

Revolving Doors

San Francisco, Copenhagen, Milan

A stolen dance

The slimmest chance

Somehow brought us to this moment

 

The river flows

Just let it go

No use swimming against the current

 

Just like the rain

It happens when you least expect it

Don’t try to run

Be still and just accept it

 

When fate is sweet

Two people meet

Face whatever may be in store

 

No black or whites

No straight lines

The world is one big revolving door

 

Just like the rain

It happens when you least expect it

Don’t try to run

Be still and just accept it

 

If time will wait

It’s not too late

Will you be there when I return

 

No crystal ball

I’ll let it fall 

To wherever the page may turn

Damage

San Francisco

Look at the damage that we have caused

From all these words so carelessly tossed

We’re cracked at the seams we are broken

How can we ever be the same again?

 

Now I’m trying to be there

But you’re closing the door and…

 

Though we try and apologise

Sometimes I fear we won’t survive

‘Cause sticks and stones may break my bones

I know they can I know then can

But now the damage has been done

I can’t look back I must go on

 

We’ve been down this road many times before

Unleash our anger always keeping score

Words cut much deeper where we are wounded

Can we take back the things that we have said?

 

Now I’m trying to be there

But you’re closing the door and…

 

Though we try and apologise

Sometimes I fear we won’t survive

‘Cause sticks and stones may break my bones

I know they can I know then can

But now the damage has been done

I can’t look back I must go on 

 

Now I’m trying to be there

But you’re closing the door

And we are learning

We need some healing

We need some healing

 

Though we try and apologise

Sometimes I fear we won’t survive

‘Cause sticks and stones may break my bones

I know they can I know then can

But now the damage has been done

I can’t look back I must go on

 

And on and on….

 

Sticks and stones may break my bones

Don’t throw it all away

Don’t throw it all away

Anticipation

Canberra, Melbourne

First kiss instant bliss

Overnight everything has changed

How could it feel this good

If we ever have the chance again

 

Waited so long to be here

It’s like a gift given in time

I wanna take it and wrap it all up

Not let it pass me by

 

Can it be as good as the first time

Or does anticipation make it seem greater

These moments come just once in a lifetime

There’s no point saving it for later

 

So here we are, we’ve come so far

Second time it feels like years

Will love grow cold when the deed is old

With none of those first time fears

 

Second time may be better

But it won’t measure up to first

‘Cause it’s the wondering that makes it

More special than it deserves

 

Can it be as good as the first time

Or does anticipation make it seem greater

These moments come just once in a lifetime

There’s no point saving it for later

 

Can we stay forever this way?

How Was I Supposed to Know

Manila

Now your sudden revelation 

Feels heavy with expectation 

'Cause everything I say and do 

Will somehow end up hurting you

 

Reading minds is not one of my skills 

So we're caught in this battle of wills 

How was I supposed to know 

When you never let your feelings show

 

Now that you've said you care 

Leaving me this guilt to bear 

Choosing now to lay the blame 

Change the rules during the game

 

Telling me that I must undo 

All I've done to betray you 

How was I supposed to know 

When you never let your feelings show

 

 

Playing with a gun that was loaded 

Waiting 'til the bomb had exploded 

How would I know it would hurt 

When you never once said a word 

How was I supposed to know 

When you never let your feelings show

Good Thing Going

Canberra

Driving down 280 in your silver blue GTO 

With the Stones blaring in vintage car stereo 

One hand on the wheel and the other on my thigh 

The breeze through my hair and the scenery flying by

 

And I just smile 

‘Cause we’ve got a good thing going 

And I don’t know 

Or care where we are heading 

I’m just here 

For the ride 

 

Checking every girl from afar at our favourite bar 

Your friends wonder why I put up with your wandering eye 

They just think they know better all the fools out there

They can say what they want why the hell should I care?

 

And I just smile 

‘Cause we’ve got a good thing going 

And I don’t know 

Or care where we are heading 

I’m just here 

For the ride

 

They say you’re no good for me 

I’m playing with fire 

But why put out the fire 

When it’s all you’ve got

 

To prove to yourself 

That you’re still Alive…

 

Driving down 280 in your silver blue GTO 

With the Stones blaring in vintage car stereo 

One hand on the wheel and the other on my thigh 

The breeze through my hair and the scenery flying by

 

And I just smile 

‘Cause we’ve got a good thing going 

And I don’t know 

Or care where we are heading 

And I just smile 

‘Cause we’ve got a good thing going 

And I don’t know 

Or care where we are heading 

I’m just here 

For the ride

Falling Deep into the Sea

Melbourne

What do you do when 

Everything you’ve always wanted is lost gone 

Nothing left here in the end

 

It’s hard to believe when 

Life just seems so unfair 

And you just keep on losing 

Even though you’re fighting fair

 

That’s how it works in this world of hurt 

You reached for the stars 

Now you’re falling deep into the sea 

And I’m drowning please come save me 

I’m drowning please come save me

 

You’ve lost your way 

You don’t even have the strength 

To find some new meaning 

A different kind of happy ending

 

You watch as your dreams 

Get washed up on the shore 

And you can’t help but wonder 

Was it all worth dying for

 

That’s how it works in this world of hurt 

You reached for the stars 

Now you’re falling falling 

How can you fly with your broken wings 

You reached for the sky 

Now you’re falling deep into the sea 

And I’m drowning please come save me 

I’m drowning please come save me

 

There’s no use thinking what could be 

Just let it go, let it set you free

 

You’ve lost your way 

You don’t even have the strength 

To find some new meaning 

A different kind of happy ending

 

You watch as your dreams 

Get washed up on the shore 

And you can’t help but wonder 

Was it all worth dying for

 

That’s how it works in this world of hurt 

You reached for the stars 

Now you’re falling falling 

How can you fly with your broken wings 

You reached for the sky 

Now you’re falling deep into the sea 

And I’m drowning please come save me 

I’m drowning please come save me

Fool Moon

San Francisco

Marshmallow moon

Stop looking at me like that

I know you’re laughing

You think that I’m a fool

 

Well it all looks so easy from up where you are

You’re looking down 

You look so close you follow me around

You don’t know what it’s like

Living down here

 

You don’t know little people like me

Are hurting everyday

And you can’t see the scars

From a million miles away

I could reach out my hand

And wipe you from my sight

But there’s nothing you can do

It’s just you and me tonight

 

Cruel satellite

Don’t you shine your light on me

I’d rather be nursing

This poor old heart alone

 

Well it all looks so easy from up where you are

You’re looking down 

You look so close you follow me around

You don’t know what it’s like

Living down here

 

You don’t know little people like me

Are hurting everyday

And you can’t see the scars

From a million miles away

I could reach out my hand

And wipe you from my sight

But there’s nothing you can do

It’s just you and me tonight

 

It’s just you and me tonight

Kayenta

Melbourne

She roams the streets 
Everyday and every night
Nobody knows her
Not a friend in sight


In this lonely town she was somebody’s daughter 
She was somebody’s son
Now the kindness of strangers
Is all she lives on

So tired of all their whispers so tired of all their stares
Is there anyone at all anyone who cares? 

Where do you go when it’s cold outside 
Where do you find a place to hide
Where can you find some peace of mind
Where do you lay your head to sleep 
Under the stars with no one to keep

She once had hopes and dreams
Just like everyone you meet
But those dreams are all gone
With the dust under her feet

She cries to the mountains oh give me wings to fly
High above this place and leave it all behind 

 

Where do you go when it’s cold outside 
Where do you find a place to hide
Where can you find some peace of mind
Where do you lay your head to sleep 
Under the stars with no one to keep

Chasing the Sun

Melbourne

Running barefoot on the sand

              

The warm glow of the sunshine

These days will live on forever

        

Like a picture in my mind

All around the world with you

       

We’re hand in hand while chasing the sun

All this time I’ll wait with you

One day be free to be chasing the sun 

 

 

Climbing our highest mountain

            

Crossing country roads

Sleepy islands busy cities

                 

Day and night just seem to flow

      

Wherever we are


Whatever we do


I’m happy just to wake up with you

 

 

All around the world with you

We’re hand in hand while chasing the sun  

All this time I’ll wait with you

                  

One day be free to be chasing the sun

Apartments

Melbourne

Sunday in my city

Sun shining on my face 

Hand in hand we walk down the painted laneways

 

Wave to the friendly grocer

Waiting for the green light 

Across the road another new building site

 

I can’t help but feel 

All around us is changing fast 

A million apartments 

Nothing ever seems to last 

At all...

What happened to the corner store? 

Have we sold our soul 

To people offshore?

 

The old lady with the trolley

Struggling up the street 

Lined with towers of glass and concrete

 

Somewhere in the distance

Hear the sound of a wrecking ball 

When it’s all gone will we care at all?

 

First time in my life 

I finally have found my home 

Where you are my heart lives 

And I won’t ever be alone 

At all... 

Our time here soon must end 

Go and leave this town 

Start all over again....

 

I don’t want to move on

But as long as I'm with you

We'll find a new place where we can belong

My First Morning Without You

Manila

 

Lying beside me just hours ago

Now all that’s left here is a tear-soaked pillow

And I curse the sun that’s shaking me from this slumber

Telling me the night is now over 

And I must face my first morning without you

 

Two glasses half full on the bedside table

I hear a car move but I know I’m not able

To pretend my world didn’t end last night

But now the truth hits me in the light

And I must face my first morning without you

 

I walk down the hallway and see your coat hanging

And I breathe your air like a ghost surrounding

But I know that I may never see you again

And I curse the fates that made it all end

Now I must face my first morning without you

 

And I know my world must somehow keep on turning

And I must do something close to living

Don’t want to move

Want to just hide and scream

Oh someone please was all a bad dream

So I don’t have to face

My first morning without you….

Coming Home

Melbourne

Walking through the door
I close my eyes and breathe in
Everything looks the same
Nothing’s changed except for me

Broken carousel on the shelf
Reminds me of my broken self
Will I ever be whole again
Will I ever be home again

Where is the child who used to sleep in this bed
She’s gone and all her fears are dead
She’s gone and all her fears are dead

Smiling pictures by the phone 
Behind them a story told
Of laughter and tears 
The weight of all the years

She dreams of a world outside these walls
As she tiptoes through the darkened halls
Will she ever be whole again
Will she ever be home again

Where is the child who used to sleep in this bed
She’s gone and all her fears are dead
She’s gone and all her fears are dead

Where is the girl who wanted to be me
She’s hiding where they can see 
She’s hiding where they can see

 

For All the People

Melbourne

Screaming but no one’s listening                        

Are you tired of always fighting                    

Living or just existing                                         

All you can do is keep on breathing                  

I may not know your name                              

But we are all the same                                 

For all the people who are dying of a broken heart                                 

Who wonder everyday why everything must be so hard                        

Where are the people when you need them when you need someone   

To keep you going when you feel that all your hope is gone                   

This one’s for you                                                                                 
 

The other day I saw someone fall                                  

Could we have saved them they had no one to call         

Banging your head against a wall                                   

All the powers make you feel so small                            

I know what it’s like                           

To be hurting deep inside                     

For all the people who are dying of a broken heart                                             

Who wonder everyday why everything must be so hard                                     

Where are the people when you need them when you need someone               

To keep you going when you feel that all your hope is gone                                

 

For all the people out there trying hard to survive                                              

And all you’re wanting is a chance to have a better life                                       

You’re all alone you feel the world has turned its back on you                            

And used up all your strength you don’t know if you’ll make it through            

This one’s for you                                                                                             

For all the people who are dying of a broken heart                                             

Who wonder everyday why everything must be so hard                                     

Where are the people when you need them when you need someone               

To keep you going when you feel that all your hope is gone                                

 

For all the people out there trying hard to survive                                              

And all you’re wanting is the chance to have a better life                                     

You’re all alone you feel the world has turned its back on you                            

And used up all your strength you don’t know if you’ll make it through            

 

To all the people who keep feeling that they have been wronged                       

I know you’re out there it’s for you that I wrote this song                                   

‘Cause all of us together we have so much to say                                                

Get up each morning live to fight again another day                                           

This one’s for you                                                                                                 

This one’s for you                                                                                                     

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