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A Celebration
A Love Revealed
A Man For The Ages
A Night On The River
A Rainy Night In Paris
A Spaceman Came Travelling
A Woman's Heart
Africa
All Along The Watchtower
All For Love
All The Love I Have Inside
Already There
Always On My Mind
American Pie
And So It Was
Another Rainbow
At The War Memorial
The Arrest!
   
 



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A CELEBRATION
Songwriter: Chris de Burgh

Don't worry darling,
That's not forever in my eyes,
Just want to hold you for a while,
Nobody knows how it will go,
Spending this night together;

I can hardly believe it's true,
I can hardly believe it's you,
A celebration...

Turn it on and let it fly away,
And let's see what we can do,
Oh little darling, it's really something,
When it's me and when it's you;

I'm going to give you everything I have,
Until the night is through,
Did you ever believe in love?
Did you ever believe in love?

I've got a feeling,
I've got a feeling in my heart,
We'd be together from the start,
Something inside you just cannot hide,
Is waiting the time to show it;

I can hardly believe it's true,
I can hardly believe it's you,
A celebration...

Turn it on and let it fly away,
And let's see what we can do,
Oh little darling, ain't you something,
When it's me and when it's you;

I'm going to give you everything I have,
Until the night is through,
Did you ever believe in love?
Did you ever believe in love?
Well this is it!

Something inside you cannot hide,
Is waiting the time to show it;

And I can hardly believe it's true,
I can hardly believe it's you,
A celebration...

And this is it!


ALBUM   |   BEAUTIFUL DREAMS (1995)

     
   
  A LOVE REVEALED
Songwriter: Chris de Burgh

For so many years, Robin concealed,
His feelings for Marian, soon to be revealed,
No longer a child, there by his side,
Is a beautiful woman and love is in her eyes.


ALBUM   |   THE LEGEND OF ROBINHOOD (2021)
     
   
  A MAN FOR THE AGES    
Songwriter: Chris de Burgh

And now that all is said and done it's time for me to go,
With many a glass and many a song the story will be told,
Of a man for the ages and a hero to us all,
The name of Robin Hood will live forevermore,
The dreams of Robin Hood will live forevermore.


ALBUM   |   THE LEGEND OF ROBINHOOD (2021)
     
   
  A NIGHT ON THE RIVER
Songwriter: Chris de Burgh

Naked and frozen at the side of a lake,
I think I've gone and made my big mistake,
I took her swimming, we had a fight,
Now my clothes and the lady are well out of sight,

And it looks like I'm heading for a night on the river,
Under the moon and the stars,
Looks like I'm heading for a night on the river,
Me and my beating heart, singing in the dark,

Naked and frozen at the side of a lake,
If she was here I wouldn't hesitate,
To tell her how, the way things are,
With a long conversation in the back of a car,

And it looks like I'm heading for a night on the river,
Under the moon and the stars,
Could be I'm heading for a night on the river,
Just me and my beating heart, singing in the dark;

I think she owes me an explanation,
She's got the whip hand in this situation,
If I try to tell her just the way I feel,
It could start the whole thing all over again,

Ooh, I think I'm heading for a night on the river,
Under the moon and the stars,
Could be I'm heading for a night on the river,
But I see the lights of a car, shining in the dark,

Ooh, could be we're heading for a mm-mm,
Under the moon and the stars,
Could be we're heading for a mm-mm,
Just you and me and our beating hearts,
We're singing in the dark...


ALBUM   |   FLYING COLOURS (1988)
     
   
  A RAINY NIGHT IN PARIS
Songwriter: Chris de Burgh

It's a rainy night in Paris,
And the harbor lights are low,
He must leave his love in Paris
Before the winter snow;

On a lonely street in Paris
He held her close to say,
"We'll meet again in Paris
When there are flowers on the Champs-Elysées..."

"How long" she said "How long,
And will your love be strong,
When you're across the sea,
Will your heart remember me?..."

Then she gave him words to turn to,
When the winter nights were long,
"Nous serons encore amoureux,
Avec les couleurs de printemps..."

"And then" she said "And then,
Our love will grow again,"
Ah but in her eyes he sees
Her words of love are only words to please...

And now the lights of Paris
Grow dim and fade away,
And I know by the lights of Paris,
I will never see her again...


ALBUM   |   AT THE END OF A PERFECT DAY (1977)
     
   
  A SPACEMAN CAME TRAVELLING  
Songwriter: Chris de Burgh

A spaceman came travelling on his ship from afar,
'Twas light years of time since his mission did start,
And over a village he halted his craft,
And it hung in the sky like a star, just like a star...

He followed a light and came down to a shed,
Where a mother and child were lying there on a bed,
A bright light of silver shone round his head,
And he had the face of an angle, and they were afraid...

Then the stranger spoke, he said "Do not fear,
I come from a planet a long way from here,
And I bring a message for mankind to hear,"
And suddenly the sweetest music filled the air...

And it went La La...
Peace and goodwill to all men, and love for the child...

This lovely music went trembling through the ground,
And many were wakened on hearing that sound,
And travellers on the road, the village they found,
By the light of that ship in the sky, which shone all round...

And just before dawn at the paling of the sky,
The stranger returned and said "Now I must fly,
When two thousand years of your time has gone by,
This song will begin once again, to a baby's cry..."

And it went La La... This song will begin once again to a baby's cry...
And it goes La La... Peace and goodwill to all men, and love for the child...
Oh the whole world is waiting, waiting to hear the song again,
There are thousands standing on the edge of the world,
And a star is moving somewhere, the time is nearly here,
This song will begin once again, to a baby's cry...


ALBUM   |   THE SPANISH TRAIN AND OTHER STORIES (1975)
     
   
  A WOMAN'S HEART
Songwriter: Chris de Burgh

A woman's heart is filled with passion,
A woman's heart is filled with lust,
If you don't believe that these things happen,
Could be the biggest mistake that a man can make;

A woman's night is filled with dreaming,
Of the perfect man who may not be you,
If we don't see what she's been missing,
Could be the biggest mistake that a man can make;

She wants to get near to you, don't turn her away,
She wants to get through to you, she wants to say;

Give me your night, and I will show you my passion,
Give me your lust, and I will drink you dry,
Give me your dreams, and I will show you a lover,
Give me your heart, and I will hold you close,
And I will love you till the day I die;

A woman's day is filled with longing,
For a little romance and company,
If we don't look or just don't listen,
Could be the biggest mistake that a man can make;

A woman's heart is yours forever,
She will be true, to the one in her life,
If we don't give her love and affection,
Could be the biggest mistake, that a man can make;
She wants to get near to you, don't turn her away,
She wants to get through to you, she wants you to say;

Give me your night, and I will show you my passion,
Give me your lust, and I will drink you dry,
Give me your dreams, and I will show you a lover,
Give me your heart, and I will hold you close,
And I will love you till the day I die;

Give me your night and I will show you my passion,
Give me your lust, And I will drink you dry,
Give me your dreams, and I will show you a lover,
Give me your heart, and I will hold you close,
And I will love you till the day I die;

A woman's heart, a woman's heart,
A woman's heart is filled with passion,
A woman's heart is filled with lust,
A woman's heart is filled with dreaming,
A woman's heart is yours forever.


ALBUM   |   QUIET REVOLUTION (1999)
     
   
  AFRICA
Songwriters: David Paich / Jeffrey Pochard

I hear the drums echoing tonight,
But she hears only whispers of some quiet conversation,
She's coming in twelve-thirty flight,
Her moonlit wings reflect the stars
That guide me towards salvation,
I stopped an old man along the way,
Hoping to find some long forgotten words or ancient memories,
He turned to me as if to say, "Hurry boy, it's waiting there for you,"

Gonna to take a lot to drag me away from you,
There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do,
I’ll bless the rains down in Africa,
Going to take some time to do the things we never had;

Wild dogs cry out in the night,
As they grow restless longing for some solitary company,
I know that I must do what's right,
Sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti,
I seek to cure what's deep inside,
Frightened of this thing that I've become,

Gonna to take a lot to drag me away from you,
There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do,
I’ll bless the rains down in Africa,
Going to take some time to do the things we never had;

Hurry boy, she's waiting there for you,

Gonna take a lot to drag me away from you,
There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do,
I”ll bless the rains down in Africa,
I’ll bless the rains down in Africa,
I’ll bless the rains down in Africa,
I’ll bless the rains down in Africa,
I’ll bless the rains down in Africa,
Going take some time to do the things we never had...


ALBUM   |   FOOTSTEPS (2008)
     
   
  ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER
Songwriter: Bob Dylan

"There must be some way out of here,"
Said the joker to the thief,
"There's too much confusion, I can't get no relief,
Businessmen, they drink my wine, ploughmen dig my earth,
None of them along the line know what any of it is worth;"

"No reason to get excited," the thief, he kindly spoke,
"There are many here among us now,
Who feel that life is but a joke,
But you and I, we've been through that, and this is not our fate,
So let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late;"

All along the Watchtower, Princes kept the view,
While all the women came and went, barefoot servants too,
Outside in the distance a wildcat did growl,
Two riders were approaching, the wind began to howl;

"There must be some way out of here,"
"There must be some way out of here..."


ALBUM   |   FOOTSTEPS (2008)
     
   
  ALL FOR LOVE
Songwriter: Chris de Burgh

There is nothing wrong,
For you to feel this way,
You're trying to be strong,
It's harder everyday;
You have to run a home,
A job and family,
But sometimes it's too much,
And no one else can see;
'Cos men can be so blind,
Unfocussed, out of range,
When Superwoman cries,
Then something has to change;

Tell him that you've really had enough,
Show him that he's really out of touch,
Tell him when it's getting all too much,
And you just want him to hold you,
Tell him he should take a look at you,
And open up his eyes to all you do,
Show him that you need him by your side,
And that you do this all for love;

He'll say in his defence,
His days are busy too,
And life can be intense,
But that is no excuse,
Yes I can be so blind,
Unfocussed, out of range,
When my Superwoman cries,
Then something has to change;

So tell me when you've really had enough,
Show me that I'm really out of touch,
Tell me when it's getting all too much,
And you just want me to hold you;
Tell me I should take a look at you,
And open up my eyes to all you do,
Show me that you need me by your side,
And that you do this all for love;

Show me that you need me by your side,
And that you do this all for love,
All for love,
All for love!


ALBUM   |   A BETTER WORLD (2016)
     
   
  ALL THE LOVE I HAVE INSIDE
Songwriter: Chris de Burgh

When I wake up in the morning she is there,
With her sleepy smile and a long night of windy hair,
And when I hold her close beside me,
Well it feels so good,
That I'd like to stay here all day long,
If there's a way that I could;

And when we go downstairs and start off onto the day
Just one more cup of coffee, and I'm on my way,
We may not have perfection,
But we're halfway there,
And I know it's sentimental,
But I just wanted to say,

That all the love I have inside me is for you,
All the love I have inside me is for you,
All the love I have inside me is for you;

And when I've had a heavy day and I'm going home,
She gives me time if she sees I want to be alone,
Ah but when the evening's over,
And we go to bed,
Here comes the same old feeling,
It's like a song in my head,

Well all the love I have inside me is for you,
All the love I have inside me is for you,
All the love I have inside me is for you,
Here's my love song to you, you...


ALBUM   |   THE GETAWAY (1982)
     
   
  ALREADY THERE
Songwriter: Chris de Burgh

Waking up to yet another grey day
And I say
Nothing ever seems to change round here
Surely there is more to life than dreaming, hoping
Now I want to make those dreams come true

I’m going to get away
I’m going to go today
Had enough of wasting time
Because there is a place
That’s waiting far away
For me to have another life

And there will be a house beside the sea
Beneath a clear blue sky
And every night I’ll go to sleep
And hear an ocean lullaby
Because in my mind I’m already there
Yes, in my mind I’m already there
And this can be more than a dream

I have a photograph
I keep it in my heart
A day from long ago
‘Twas in a music store
I never heard before
Such amazing melodies

And they were talking to my very soul
And set me on my way
Funny how these memories
Can make it feel like yesterday

Because in my mind I’m already there
Yes, in my mind I’m already there
And so I could follow the dream

And we will find that house beside the sea
Enough of wasting time
This will be our destiny
To hear an ocean lullaby
Because in my mind I’m already there
Yes, in my heart I’m already there
In my dreams I’m already there
With my love I’m already there
Already there
Already there
Already there


ALBUM   |   FOOTSTEPS 2 (2011)
     
   
  ALWAYS ON MY MIND
Songwriter: Chris de Burgh

Maybe I didn't love you quite as good as I should have,
Maybe I didn't hold you quite as often as I could have,
Little things I should have said and done,
I just never took the time;

You were always on my mind,
You were always on my mind;

Maybe I didn't hold you all those lonely, lonely nights,
And I guess I never told you, I'm so happy that you're mine,
If I made you feel second best, I'm so sorry, I was blind,

You were always on my mind,
You were always on my mind;

Tell me, tell me that your sweet love hasn't died,
Give me, give me one more chance to keep you satisfied,
If I made you feel second best, I'm so sorry, I was blind,

You were always on my mind,
You were always on my mind.


ALBUM   |   BEAUTIFUL DREAMS (1995)
     
   
  AMERICAN PIE
Songwriter: Don Mclean

Long long time ago, I can still remember,
How that music used to make me smile;
And I knew if I had my chance,
That I could make those people dance,
And maybe they'd be happy for a while;

But February made me shiver,
With every paper I'd deliver,
Bad news on the doorstep,
I couldn't walk one more step;

I can't remember if I cried,
When I read about his widowed bride,
But something touched me deep inside,
The day the music died;

So bye-bye, Miss American Pie,
Drove my Chevy to the levee,
But the levee was dry,
Them good ol’ boys were drinking whiskey and rye,
Singing this will be the day that I die,
This will be the day that I die;

Did you write the Book of Love,
And do you have faith in God above,
If the Bible tells you so,
Do you believe in rock 'n roll,
Can music save your mortal soul,
And can you teach me how to dance real slow?

And I know that you're in love with him,
'Cause I saw you dancing in the gym,
You both kicked off your shoes,
And I dig those rhythm and blues,

I was a lonely teenage broncin' buck,
With a pink carnation and a pickup truck,
But I knew I was out of luck,
The day the music died; I started singing...

Bye-bye, Miss American Pie,
Drove my Chevy to the levee, But the levee was dry,
Them good ol’ boys were drinking whiskey and rye,
Singing this will be the day that I die,
This will be the day that I die;

Now for ten years we've been on our own,
And moss grows fat on a rolling stone,
But that's not how it used to be,
When the jester sang for the King and Queen,
In a coat he borrowed from James Dean,
And a voice that came from you and me;

Ah but while the King was looking down,
The jester stole his thorny crown,
The courtroom was adjourned,
No verdict was returned,
And Lenin read from the book of Marx,
A Quartet practiced in the park,
And we sang dirges in the dark,
The day the music died; We were singing...

Bye-bye, Miss American Pie,
Drove my Chevy to the levee,
But the levee was dry,
Them good ol’ boys were drinking whiskey and rye,
Singing this will be the day that I die,
This will be the day that I die;

Bye-bye, Miss American Pie,
Drove my Chevy to the levee,
But the levee was dry,
Them good ol’ boys were drinking whiskey and rye,
Singing this will be the day that I die,
This will be the day that I die.


ALBUM   |   FOOTSTEPS (2008)
     
   
  AND SO IT WAS
Songwriter: Chris de Burgh

Narration (No Lyrics)


ALBUM   |   MOONFLEET AND OTHER STORIES (2010)
     
   
  ANOTHER RAINBOW
Songwriter: Chris de Burgh

Breaking bread and drinking wine, talking deep into the night,
Just dreaming dreams and making plans forever,
We have been the best of friends, and always said since way back when,
We'd change the world with mad ideas together;

Another rainbow to follow with you,
Another dream that may never come true,
It is better to have tried in vain than never try at all,
Another rainbow where gold may fall;

So we went our different ways, and though I had my darkness days,
I sailed the stars and I found what I was looking for,
You became a jack of trades, ace of all and king of none,
With hands that hurt from knocking on so many doors;

Another rainbow to follow with you,
Another dream that may never come true,
It is better to have tried in vain than never try at all,
Another rainbow where gold may fall;

And there will always be these moments, when you can turn to me again;

Another rainbow to follow with you,
Another crazy dream that just might come true,
'Cos it is better to have tried in vain than never try at all,
Another rainbow where gold may fall.


ALBUM   |   TIMING IS EVERYTHING (2002)
     
   
  AT THE WAR MEMORIAL
Songwriter: Chris de Burgh

I can see you now by the light of the dawn,
And the sun is rising slow,
We have talked all night, and I can't talk anymore,
But I must stay and you must go;

You have always been such a good friend to me,
Through the thunder and the rain,
And when you're feeling lost in the snows of New York,
Lift your heart and think of me;

There are those who fail, there are those who fall,
There are those who will never win,
Then there are those who fight for the things they believe,
And these are men like you and me;

There are those who fail, there are those who fall,
There are those who will never win,
Then there are those who fight for the things they believe,
And these are men like you and me;

In my dream we walked, you and I to the shore,
Leaving footprints by the sea,
And when there was just one set of prints in the sand,
That was when you carried me;

You have always been such a good friend to me,
Through the thunder and the rain,
And when you're feeling lost in the snows of New York,
Lift your heart and think of me;
Lift your heart and think of me;
     
   
  THE ARREST!
Songwriter: Chris de Burgh

And now there'd be a change in the life of Robin Hood,
For he vowed to the people that he'd do what he could,
To help with the helpless in their quarrel with the King,
But little did he know of the trouble that would bring.

For he robbed from the rich and he gave it to the poor,
For they could not pay King's taxes anymore,
But he was arrested, to be hanged until dead,
With his final words to the people and King he said.

Ah la la la, la-la la-la la, la-la la-la la la la,
Ah la la la, la-la la-la la,
With his final words, this is what he said.


ALBUM   |   THE LEGEND OF ROBINHOOD (2021)
     
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