Lost in Swansea

by Old Lost John

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Old Lost John recorded live at The Chattery, Swansea, 7 December 2013.

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released May 3, 2014

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Track Name: Midnight Train
MIDNIGHT TRAIN

Restless shadows running
Running across the room
Sweeping up the voices
Swiftly as a broom
And the midnight train is coming across the fields

When her head is caving in
From the laughter in the bar
Behind the drugs and the medicine
Who can tell who you are?
And the midnight train is coming across the fields

Silent fall of snow
Comes to rest upon her shoulder
She left it by the wayside
Everything I told her
Now the midnight train is coming across the fields

Blinded by the white
Deafened by the roar
At the mercy of the headlights
Less is evermore
As the midnight train is coming across the fields
Track Name: Scarecrow
SCARECROW

Sent her a letter
Could not forget her
And it drove me mad
"How I want you
I don't want to
But I want you bad"

Oh little pigeon
Sweet little pigeon
I shouldn't even try
Raising my rifle
Over some trifle
Bringin' down the sky

Blow wind blow
Won't you let it all go
Won't you let it all go away
Now I'm dressing like a scarecrow
Dressing like a scarecrow
Just the keep the birds away

Thought she would save me
Thought she would brave me
Still me on a stormy night
It's getting colder
I'm getting older
Drifting like a wayward kite
Track Name: Friends We Used To Be
FRIENDS WE USED TO BE

Swift hands of cold caress
The windows of loneliness
A torn and a twisted dress
Holdin' on to you

A shadow fell across your face
The terrors of yesterdays
And your dreamy and lonesome ways
Holdin' on to you

There's a band at The Mill tonight
I wonder if you'll be there too
And all the stars are out tonight
Hangin' from a sky so deep dark blue

A little girl inside of you
'Neath the black dress and cowboy boots
In a world so strange and cruel
As it turns and swings

Don't you know I'm a lot like you
There's a little boy inside me too
When I'm shaken he might slip on through
Sayin' foolish things

There's a band at The Mill tonight
I wonder if you'll be there too
And all the stars are out tonight
Hangin' from a sky so deep dark blue

Well if broken faith can mend
Here’s a little plea I'd like to send
I just wish we could be friends
Like friends we used to be
Track Name: Broken
BROKEN

She got our stuff together
And we left a little glow
It was raining anyway
As we got back up to the road
Beside her on the bed
I never thought that she would doubt me
But something struck me as she said
There was something curious

And it rang just like a mission bell
And fell in through my ear
And I thought that she could tell
There's something broken in here

There was something there in her
I kinda recognized in me
Fear and sorrow and suspicion
Hidden somewhere underneath

And it rang just like a mission bell
And fell in through my ear
And I thought that she could tell
There's something broken in here

I've been here long enough by now
Smelling where the dogs are buried
I should stay away from town
Until the day she's married
And in unfamiliar places
Where nobody knows my name
I'll smile at pretty faces
That won't bring on any shame

And it rang just like a mission bell
And fell in through my ear
And I thought that she could tell
There's something broken in here
Track Name: Love Is Not For Me
LOVE IS NOT FOR ME

When I was a young man
I'd sing my songs and
Take girls for walks by the beach
But I could never hold on to
The one that I'd want to
Love, it isn't for me
No, love it isn't for me

Breathing it all in
Brown leaves are falling
As a chilly wind blows through the trees
And I'm feeling blue
Now that summer is through
'Cause love, it isn't for me
Love, it isn't for me

Love on the run
It's easy for some
Oh I wish that I held the key
The door won't unlock and
I keep on knockin'
But love, it isn't for me

A long day is over
I walk through the clover
The sun bleeding into the sea
I reckon at last
As many years passed
That love, it isn't for me
Love, it isn't for me

No sensible girl
In this mighty world
Would stay with somebody like me
The stars are a-blazing
But the dream that I'm chasing
I know, it isn't for me
No, love it isn't for me

Love on the run
It's easy for some
Oh I wish that I held the key
The door won't unlock and
I keep on knockin'
But love, it isn't for me

Now I lie on my bed
With these words in my head
"The best things in life are all free"
But I have this feeling
As I stare at the ceiling
That love, it isn't for me
No, love is not for me
Track Name: Once We Get To The Edge Of Town
ONCE WE GET TO THE EDGE OF TOWN

The clouds are heavy, the smog is thick
I can hardly breathe, I'm tired and sick
Feel like I'm gonna drown
But once we get to the edge of town...

Something crawls upon my skin
The ceiling's low, the walls are thin
Is it London Bridge is falling down?
Once we get to the edge of town...

Sound of thunder, marching feet
Gods and generals in the street
Hold your breath for another round
Once we get to the edge of town...

Leave the lion in the den
A greedy friend is not a friend
That's the last fair deal gone down
Oh once we get to the edge of town...

An hour and a half across the mall
How do you get across them all?
Across the bridge is where I'm bound
Once we get to the edge of town...

The clouds are heavy, the smog is thick
I can hardly breathe, I'm tired and sick
Feel like I'm gonna drown
Once we get to the edge of town...