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SOMEWHERE IN SOHO

16 MILES WIDE

Soho sent you there somehow

The taste of San Miguel and cigarettes in my mouth

The street lights chased us as we stayed out 

The bars close early in this town

 

Then a man sat down and asked how long we'd been around 

We smiled and lied and said two years

A big black taxi drove us to the end of the west 

And I breathed out as you breathed in

 

 

Cos i'm somewhere in Soho I felt London burning down 

Somewhere in Soho we razed that city to the ground  

Go to San Sebastian, the flames will follow in our wake 

Like they did back in London, when you stepped off that train

 

When we woke up the streets of London were aflame

Notting Hill was burning through the rain

The flight in the morning takes me a thousand miles away 

All I wanna do is fly with you to Spain

 

 

Cos i'm somewhere in Soho I felt London burning down 

Somewhere in Soho we razed that city to the ground  

Go to San Sebastian the flames will follow in our wake 

Like they did back in London, oh when you stepped off that train

 

 

Cos i'm somewhere in Soho I felt London burning down 

I'm somewhere in Soho we razed that city to the ground  

Go to San Sebastian, the flames will follow in our wake 

Like they did back in London

Ohh when you stepped off that train

Like they did back in London 

Ohh when you stepped off that train

Like they did back in London 

Oh when you stepped off that train

Copyright Matt Boylan-Smith 2022

Throw another dollar on the bar 

Bar man is only there to hurt you

Fallin’ down the stairway in the dark

The mornings have never been there to serve you 

Coffee to wine, cigarettes in time 

Your mind is still your greatest virtue 

 

You lost sight, it’s not over  

I spoke to the sky then to you wife at the alter 

Sixteen miles wide and ten feet high

It’s not your fault 

 

Broken hours and whiskey sours in the park

Do your best to make love desert you

The misery of love lost plays its part 

Fighting back is now your greatest virtue

Pantomimes of better times, let pain express your art 

Sometimes it’s just enough to get through 

 

You lost sight, it’s not over  

I spoke to the sky then to you wife at the alter 

Sixteen miles wide and ten feet high

It’s not your fault 

 

You lost sight, it’s not over  

I spoke to the sky then to you wife at the alter 

Sixteen miles wide and ten feet high

It’s not your fault 

Sixteen miles wide and ten feet high

It’s not your fault 

Sixteen miles wide and ten feet high

It’s not your fault 

 

You lost sight, it’s not over  

I spoke to the sky then to you wife at the alter 

Sixteen miles wide and ten feet high

It’s not your fault 

Sixteen miles wide and ten feet high

It’s not your fault 

Sixteen miles wide and ten feet high

It’s not your fault 

Copyright Matt Boylan-Smith 2021

WE DREAM OF RIVER SONGS

I’m holding council now, with the demons in my heart

Might take a little while, might tear our world apart

Sky is broken on the moon the ocean it will drown us soon

River calls us from the dark, brown eyes are a work of art

 

We dream, We dream, Of river songs

We dream, We dream, Of river songs

 

Give me  a while, a little time to find

The bitter memories tattooed all inside my mind

Hold them for the world to see, know my inner enemy

Your clothes upon my line, remind me of when you were mine

 

Mine, oh mine, Oh mine

We dream, We dream, Of river songs

We dream, We dream, Of river songs

 

Con’t Cry tonight, darlin’

Don’t Cry tonight

Meet me at the outer wall, wait for us before we fall

Into the same mistakes the errors that we used to make

I’m coming home my dear, laid open my biggest fears 

I’m coming home to you, I’m coming home to you!

 

 

We dream, We dream, Of river songs

We dream, We dream, Of river songs

 

We dream, We dream, Of river songs 

We dream, We dream, Of river songs

We dream, We dream, Of river songs

We dream, We dream, Of river songs

 

Copyright Matt Boylan-Smith 2020

WE CAN BE TOGETHER

We were young, playing in trees

Laughing and dreaming at how rich we would be

I wonder why now, I never see you

I wonder where now, where we would be

If we were still laughing and playing in trees,

Would we be dreaming bout how rich we would be 

Or would we be richer because we would see

 

Each each other

Each Other

 

 

Now we're much older I can now see

These years have been wasted we’ve all been asleep

Let’s all move on so that we can be 

Swingin from branches

I can remember playing in sand 

Laughing and digging you’d my hand 

Oh for the safety the waves could not catch me 

No

 

We can be together 

We Can be together

 

Smaller than houses but larger than me

You were the one to say chase your dreams

I wonder if now you’re finally free

Swinging from branches

I can recall the way, the way that you’d fight

Fight for us children we’d cry into the night

The calming hand,

The spectre of the damned,

My mother

 

We Can Be Together

We Can Be Together

We Can Be Together

We Can Be Together

Copyright Matt Boylan-Smith 2017