Sing, Memory

by Sarah Nixey

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released 17 February 2007

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Track Name: Sing (prelude)
This is Sarah Nixey talking. There are at least two sides to every story. There are songs that tell of the beginning and some that come towards the end. Some of these songs are true and some tell lies. One or two are eager for impossible romance.
Track Name: When I'm Here With You
When I’m here with you
My lover my fool
It’s a game of chance
Solitaire for two
I’m dancing to the tune
Of a lazy afternoon
I breathe so easily
When I’m here with you
Dancing to the tune
Of a lazy afternoon
I breathe so easily
When I’m here with you

Come dance into the night
We can go high above
Go anywhere
We’ll dance into the night
Far away
You can take me there

Let’s enjoy the view
And wait for the mood
You can play your best cards
You’ve everything to prove
Dancing to the tune
Of a lazy afternoon
I breathe so easily
When I’m here with you

Come dance into the night
We can go high above
Go anywhere
We’ll dance into the night
Far away
You can take me there
Track Name: Beautiful Oblivion
Slip into oblivion
Beautiful oblivion
I picture you oblivion
Beautiful oblivion

I see the good in everything anyone
Believe in fate
I lock the door stay at home all night long
Keeping safe
Won’t look behind
The darkest corner of my mind
From the cradle to the grave
It will always be the same

Slip into oblivion
Beautiful oblivion
I picture you oblivion
Beautiful oblivion

Don’t look down walk the line between
Love and hate
Hide away close your eyes when you
Fall from grace
Follow the leader
They rob you blind you take the bait
Here’s your pill open wide swallow
Round we go again
There’s a reason for it all
There’s a master plan

Slip into oblivion
Beautiful oblivion
I picture you
Beautiful oblivion

There’s a reason for it all
There’s a master plan
Slip into oblivion
Beautiful oblivion
I picture you oblivion
Beautiful oblivion
Track Name: Strangelove (sing version)
Part time lovers
Arrange to meet
Stony hearts
Almost beat
Dressed to kill
Make your mark
Conversation razor sharp

Shooting stars glow and fade
In and out of love as seasons change
Torn between the lust and pain
Can’t give it up, can’t get enough

Going to stir it around
Turn it upside down
Push it ride it twist it inside out

This is love, a strange love
This is love, a strange love
This is love, a strange love
This is love, Strangelove

Aim at target
Pull the trigger
Slip a ring
On your finger
Weddings plans
Stony broke
Conversation
Up in smoke

Fight it out, run away
Ripping up the rules, the games we play
Talk about it, cast round for blame
Can’t give it up, can’t get enough

Going to stir it around
Turn it upside down
Push it ride it twist it inside out

This is love, a strange love
This is love, a strange love
This is love, a strange love
This is love, Strangelove
Track Name: Hotel Room
This is the end of the cruellest season
Of black out skies and bullet rain
Shelter from the ammunition
A kiss to shape your heart again

Run through the streets to the city edge
Follow the lights to a world of dreamers

A hotel room where nobody knows you
In my hotel room, nothing to stop you
So I wake you
I’m going to love you through the night, night, night

This place will never break you down
The table’s set to bless desires
Your future on a silver platter
That glistens in the twilight hours

Run through the streets to the city edge
Follow the lights to a world of dreamers

A hotel room where nobody knows you
In my hotel room, nothing to stop you
So I wake you
I’m going to love you through the night, night, night
Track Name: Nothing On Earth
All around me the walls come crashing down
Only me left standing in this rotten town
Open wound to the chest and my heart’s gone
You know I’m breathing hard cos I’m fearless
Where did you come from

You’re like nothing on earth
Are you blessed are you cursed
It feels like nothing on earth
Is it the devil at work

I’ve been backing into corners waiting for a sign
Double whiskey and a soda, just passing time
With a flip of a switch and you’ve saved me
Your question, I’m driving to the ocean won’t you step inside

You’re like nothing on earth
Are you blessed are you cursed
It feels like nothing on earth
Is it the devil at work

And although I own the world
For me there is just one city
And in that city there is just one house
And in that house, just one room
And in that room, a bed
And just one man sleeps there
The love of all my life
Love is more than tongues can speak
The dance without question
Track Name: Nightshift
Invitations coming on the telephone
From the concrete jungle, from a distant zone
So we talk it over and decide to go
There are children crying on the radio

They were people dancing on a night clear
There were crying babies, there were morning tears
When I heard you Mama I began to feel
Irritation tearing at my souvenirs

Nightshift, Nightshift
Nightshift, Nightshift

Invitations coming on the telephone
From another station in a different zone
In the silent evening you are ready to go
There are children crying on the radio

Well the people come and then the people go
And their face is melting on the video
When I stared at you the wind began to blow
And you never found what you were looking for

Nightshift, Nightshift
Nightshift, Nightshift

Children crying on the radio
Children crying on the radio
Children crying on the radio
Children crying on the radio

Radio, radio, radio, radio…

Nightshift, Nightshift
Nightshift, Nightshift
Nightshift, Nightshift
Nightshift, Nightshift
Nightshift, Nightshift
Nightshift, Nightshift
Track Name: Memory (prelude)
There are songs about saying goodbye and songs that tip a feeling towards the light. Some songs are about breaking rules and broken wings. Others I wrote when the weather was bad and the rain never stopped. Some believe in a happy ending and some just believe in themselves.
Track Name: The Collector
There was a boy who never smiled
Spent his time chasing butterflies
So carefully he put them in a case
No one saw his fine collection
Safe behind a wall of glass
For posterity he locked their beauty away
He believed they were better off that way

You cast your net and pull me in
You always win this game
You cast your net and pull me in
You always win this game

It’s become a quiet obsession
Destroying all the things you love
So patiently just waiting for the chance
To clip those wings
And stop this merry dance

You cast your net and pull me in
You always win this game
You cast your net and pull me in
You always win this game

There was a boy who never smiled
Spent his time chasing butterflies
So carefully he locked their beauty away
He believed they were better off that way

You cast your net and pull me in
You always win this game
You cast your net and pull me in
You always win this game

The boy who never smiled
Took beauty as his prisoner
Kept chasing butterflies
And now he’s the collector
Track Name: Breathe In, Fade Out
Here she comes out of the darkness
The symphony begins to play
Conversation fades to silence
And the light falls on her face
She stands alone tonight
Unsure of what to say

Breathing (see her)
Breathing (feel her)
Breathe in, fade out
Breathing (see her)
Breathing (feel her)
Breathe in, fade out

The evening sun is just a spotlight
The panorama rolls away
Through the glitter and the grandeur
There’s life in the cabaret
She stands alone tonight
Unsure of what to say

Breathing (see her)
Breathing (feel her)
Breath in, fade out
Breathing (see her)
Breathing (feel her)
Breathe in, fade out
Track Name: Endless Circles
I turned on the radio
And heard a man say
I left home one morning
And ran far away
Never made it to work
On the 8.30 train
Just kept going south
To start over again

You can’t win, you can’t lose
When there’s nothing left to choose
Know what’s right, know what’s wrong
But still don’t belong
Nothing lost, nothing gained
Things will never be the same
Better take up the chance to quietly slip away

We spin around in endless circles
One day we’ll stop and hit the ground

We spent all our love
And fell out of time
Building our dream home
On the wrong side of town
Never wanted for much
Just a place in the sun
I sent you a letter
Didn’t say where I’d gone

You can’t win, you can’t lose
When there’s nothing left to choose
Know what’s right, know what’s wrong
But still don’t belong
Nothing lost, nothing gained
Things will never be the same
Better take up the chance to quickly slip away

We spin around in endless circles
One day we’ll stop and hit the ground
We spin around in endless circles
Searching for life we never find
Track Name: The Man I Knew
Into this labyrinth I go
A saint and a sinner
Behind all the flesh and the bone
This face is a mirror
There’s never an easy way out
The signs are just riddles to me
Messages sent from the past
A picture of what you could be

The man I knew
He can bring me back to you
The man I knew
He can bring me back to you
The man I knew
He can bring me back to you
The man I knew
He can bring me back to you

I move from the left to the right
There’s no where to go in between
An ending is almost in sight
Now something’s about to begin

The man I knew
He can bring me back to you
The man I knew
He can bring me back to you
The man I knew
He can bring me back to you
The man I knew
He can bring me back to you
Track Name: Masquerade
The more I see
The more I know
The more I feel
The less I show
The clothes I wear
The words I speak
Behind the mask
A mystery

I’ve got it mastered
The art of disguise
Nothing to lose
Everything to hide
Masquerade
The masquerade

Broken lights
Broken streets
Another face
Another dream
The pretty things
Are bored to tears
Lost behind
Their bright veneers

We’ve got it mastered
The art of disguise
Nothing to lose
Everything to hide
Masquerade
The masquerade
Track Name: Love And Exile
Through the streets I wander far away
Underneath electric sun
Fallen leaves out on the river
Journey long into unknown
I see the answer
I know what’s right from wrong
Just off the radar
I don’t belong, I don’t belong

Love and exile, bring me home
Love and exile, bring me home

And the day gives into shadow
Thought I heard you call my name
It’s your face in the water
Silent night is here again
I see what’s happened
I’ve been the long way round
It’s on the radar
The place I know, the place I know

Love and exile, bring me home
Love and exile, bring me home
Love and exile, bring me home
Love and exile, bring me home
Track Name: The Black Hit Of Space
Been out all night, I needed a bite, I thought I’d put a record on
I reached for the one with the ultra-modern label, and wondered where the light had gone
It had a futuristic cover, lifted straight from Buck Rogers
The record was so black it had to be a con
The autochanger switched as I filled my sandwich
And futuristic sounds warbled off and on

The black hit of space
It’s the one without a face
It’s the one that doesn’t fit
You can only see the flip
The black hit of space
Sucking in the human race
How can it stay at the top
When it’s swallowed all the shops

As the song climbed the charts, the others disappeared
Til there was nothing but it left to buy
It got to number one, then into minus figures
Though nobody could understand why

The black hit of space
It’s the one without a face
It’s the one that doesn’t fit
You can only see the flip
The black hit of space
Sucking in the human race
How can it stay at the top
When it’s swallowed all the shops

I couldn’t stand this bland sound any more so I walked towards my deck to turn it off
All I could see was the b-side of the disc which had assumed a doughnut shape with the label on the outside rim
I reached for the arm which was less than one micron long, but weighed more than Saturn and time stood still
I knew I had to escape but every time I tried to flee, the record was in front of me

The black hit of space
Get James Burke on the case
It’s the hit that’s never gone
Time stops when you put it…