To My Roots
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Sing Out (Hey La Hey Lo)

I heard the wind howl, I felt the earth shake
I saw the trees bend, I tasted heartache
On the edge of your lips, on the tip of your tongue
When you said goodbye, you left a song unsung

Sing out, hey la, hey la, hey lo
Sing out and let your heartache, heartache show
Sing out and then just let it, let it go
Sing out, hey la, hey la, hey lo

Words go unwritten, notes go unplayed
Promises can’t break when they were never made
We are the strangers that we live among
Every life un-lived, is a song unsung

Sing out, hey la, hey la, hey lo
Sing out and let your heartache, heartache show
Sing out and then just let it, let it go
Sing out, hey la, hey la, hey lo
Sing out, hey la, hey la, hey lo

Wo…wo…wo…oh…oh

The trial was over and the verdict was in
“Not guilty” but “not innocent”
Bells started ringing that had never been rung
There wasn’t a song that was left unsung

Sing out, hey la, hey la, hey lo
Sing out and let your heartache, heartache show
Sing out and then just let it, let it go

Sing out, hey la, hey la, hey lo…

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Written by: Emma Stevens, Charlie Midnight
Published by: Emma Stevens Music, Round Hill Music

Money Can't Buy Me

Marilyn sang about diamonds
What good friends they can be
Sometimes a girl needs shiny things
And I might not disagree

Everyone wants something
Red shoes or cash to burn
Madonna gets what Madonna wants
And I wouldn’t mind my turn

You’re a billionaire in the making
It’s all out there for the taking

Power, dreams, a brand new face
Friends and a ride to outer space
Alibis to cover up your lies
Heaven knows what money buys
Love sometimes and words of praise
False respect and glory days
A house, a car, most anything you see
But money, it can’t buy me

I don’t need a silver spoon
To stir my cup of tea
We’re living in a material world
They say nothing comes for free

But if you want something
From this girl, get down to earth
Dance with me in a field of stars
And let your kisses heal my hurt

You’re a billionaire in the making…

It can’t buy me
It can’t buy me
It can’t buy me

Power, dreams, a brand new face…

But happiness it comes for free
But money, it can’t buy me, no no

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Written by: Emma Stevens, Charlie Midnight, Buck Johnson
Published by: Emma Stevens Music, Round Hill Music, Buck on the Run Music

To My Roots

I stopped somewhere in Nashville
New York, then L.A.
I woke up without knowing why
Somehow I’d lost my way

There were no signs to guide me
Only strangers who were kind
They offered me directions
To the dreams I’d left behind, left behind

Today I’ve got no cares and woes
I love the life I chose heaven knows
I’m on my way and getting close

To the roses growing
To the rivers flowing
Let my heart go where it’s going
To the seasons turning
To the home fires burning
To my roots, to my roots
To my roots, I am returning

The city streets are hard
Break down my walking boots
It seems I’m always travelling home
To get back to my roots

Happiness seems like a place
That’s always far away
It’s like a prayer you know so well
But you’ve forgotten how to pray, how to pray

Today I’ve got no cares and woes…

A church bell rings out loud
So loud it breaks the spell
I look outside my window
At a town that knows me well

The dew is on the clover
The morning sun is gold
A blackbird calls out from the heath
A song that’ll never grow old

Written by: Emma Stevens, Charlie Midnight
Published by: Emma Stevens Music, Round Hill Music

Brave

“Will I make it through another night”?
She asked with no remorse
I took her by her gentle hand
And said, “of course, of course”
No tears fell on my heavy chest
As the sunlight filled the room
She touched the roses by her bed
And her fingers made them bloom

Brave
Be brave
When the rain comes down hard
And your world falls apart
Nothing’s OK, you don’t know where to start
Be brave

As the bombs dropped all around me
And I dressed a stranger’s wound
I took him by his shattered hand
And said, “tonight’s a harvest moon”
I feared for him and yes, for me
But I couldn’t let it show
The moonlight it fell across his face
And set his eyes aglow

Brave…

Be brave
When you’re lost in the dark
Trust in your lion’s heart
Every hero knows they’re afraid
Be brave

No trembling in her words
No fear in her eyes
The sunlight shimmered silver
As I watched her spirit rise

No trembling in my words
I sang to him all night
One day the war was over
And the world was filled with light

Brave…

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Written by: Emma Stevens, Charlie Midnight
Published by: Emma Stevens Music, Round Hill Music

Achilles Heel

I was taking it easy
Everything felt so sweet
So sweet
Nothing could break me
Standing strong on my own two feet
Then we meet

One look I get weaker
One touch I fall deeper
I’m spinning right out of control

I’m a fighter
As strong as steel
But I’m in love
I’m not so tough
You’re my Achilles heel
When I’m with you
It’s so unreal
You’re all I need
I can’t believe
The way you make me feel

You’re my Achilles heel
You’re my Achilles heel

I’m waving a white flag
Can’t keep up the fight no more
Can’t ignore what you do
No I can’t explain it
You’ve broken down all my walls
And I’m falling for you

One look I get weaker…

I never dreamed
I’d find someone
Never knew love
Til you came around
And turned my world upside down

I’m a fighter…

Written by: Emma Stevens, Pete Woodroffe
Published by: Emma Stevens Music, Rising Tide Music

Loyalty

Did you really think I wouldn’t feel the knife in my back?
Did you really think I’d let you get away with that?
I’ll take a deep breath in and maybe go walk
This is an earthquake and I’m feeling the aftershock

I don’t wanna see you, I don’t wanna see you
I don’t wanna see you pay
I just wanna hear you, I just wanna hear you say

Say the word, just let it roll off your tongue
Say the word, then say forgive what I’ve done
Say the word when you’re looking straight at me
Or I think you better leave
‘Cos I don’t really need a friend who
Doesn’t know the meaning of loyalty

The word is loyalty

Trust is everything, I need it like the air I breathe
Did you really think I wouldn’t see you steal my belief?
You can fool me once, but you’ll never do it twice
A friendship worth saving, is the one that you sacrificed

I don’t wanna see you, I don’t wanna see you…

The word is loyalty

Raise your voice…Don’t be proud
Raise your voice and make it loud
Clear your heart…What’s your choice?
Let me hear you raise your voice

Say the word, just let it roll off your tongue…

Say the word, just let it roll off your tongue
Say the word, then say forgive what I’ve done
Say the word when you’re looking straight at me
Or I think you better leave
‘Cos I don’t really need a friend who
Doesn’t care about your feelings
Full of misleading
Doesn’t know the meaning of loyalty

Written by: Emma Stevens, Charlie Midnight
Published by: Emma Stevens Music, Round Hill Music

Song and Dance

Took a long walk and I didn’t return
Set a heart on fire just to watch it burn
Lost some better days in a game of chance
It’s no big deal, it’s just a song and dance

Found my one true love on a false pretense
I destroyed myself but it was self-defense
It was all just a matter of circumstance
It’s no big deal, it’s just a song and dance

So sing a song for the broken-hearted
Hey hey hey, hey hey hey
Dance a dance for a love departed
Hey hey hey, oooh oooh oooh
Let your kindness be your wings
Feel the joy the morning brings
When you dance the way you dance
And sing the way you sing

I did the right thing when I could’ve done wrong
And yeah it got me hurt but then it made me strong
Left a bitter taste from that sweet romance
It’s no big deal, it’s just a song and dance

So sing a song for the broken-hearted…

Sha la la la la la, step and spin
Sha la la la la la, jump right in and
Sha la la la la la, make a simple sound
Sha la la la la la, watch the world go ’round

So sing a song for the broken-hearted
Hey hey hey, hey hey hey
Dance a dance for a love departed
Hey hey hey, oooh oooh oooh
Let your kindness be your wings
Feel the joy the morning brings
Make the best of everything
We can get through anything
When you dance the way you dance
And sing the way you sing

Written by: Emma Stevens, Charlie Midnight
Published by: Emma Stevens Music, Round Hill Music

Slow

All I wanted was a week away
Me time and a little escape
Didn’t plan on meeting somebody new
I figured out that seven days
Would be just enough to get me straight
Day six, that’s when I met you

The waves crashing on the beach
Wide awake while the whole world sleeps
In the morning I’ll have to leave
So while the stars are shining bright let’s take it

Slow
Slower than the ocean
Slow
Floating in slow motion
Stop the clocks and hold the moon
Don’t let the sun come up too soon
I never wanna let you go
So,
Let tonight be slow

Been a while since I felt this way
You and me staring into space
Yeah it’s like I’ve known you my whole life
Let’s forget about the crying shame
We didn’t meet on the very first day
‘Cos at least we’ve got tonight

The waves crashing on the beach
Wide awake while the whole world sleeps
In the morning I’ll have to leave
So while the stars are shining bright let’s take it

Slow…

Let tonight be never ending
Let each second last an hour
I’d stop the minute hand from turning
If I only had the power

Slow…

Written by: Emma Stevens, Pete Woodroffe
Published by: Emma Stevens Music, Rising Tide Music

Shoot the Breeze with Me

Do you feel, you need a break?
Stuck in a rut from day to day
How did life get in the way?
And God it seems so long ago
We had some fun and broke the rules
When did overtime get cool?

No no no
Don’t give me excuses
Let’s go go go
Before we run right outta time

What’s got into you?
You’ve been cooped up way too long
Time we hit the town
Didn’t we used to get along?
So caught up in life
You’ve forgotten what it means
Give yourself a break
Come on and shoot the breeze with me
Give yourself a break
Come on and shoot the breeze with me

I wanna feel, the summer breeze
Softly blowin’ through my hair
Only you can take me there
Show me how, I used to feel
How to laugh and how to love
Like we’ll never get enough

No no no
Don’t give me excuses
Let’s go go go
Before we run right outta time

What’s got into you?…

What’s got into you?…

Written by: Emma Stevens, Pete Woodroffe
Published by: Emma Stevens Music, Rising Tide Music

Written in the Stars

I tried, tried to call it closure
Say that it was over
Lied to myself, lied but I was wrong

‘Cos inside, the thread was never broken
A door was left wide open
I couldn’t fight, fight something so strong

It’s written in the stars
So why put up a fight?
Listen to your heart
The stars are always right
A billion tiny suns
Pointing you to me
It’s written in the stars
One day you will see

Smiling, but a part of me is frozen
A wasted life just hoping
You’ll come back and teach me how to breathe

Look up, can’t you hear them calling?
Each shooting star that’s falling
Gives its life to bring you back to me

It’s written in the stars
So why put up a fight?
Listen to your heart
The stars are always right
A billion tiny suns
Pointing you to me
It’s written in the stars
One day you will see

The stars are shining bright tonight
They’re giving us a chance to make things right
To make things right
And if you have a little faith you’ll see
That I was made for you and you for me

It’s written in the stars…

It’s written in the stars…

Written by: Emma Stevens, Pete Woodroffe
Published by: Emma Stevens Music, Rising Tide Music

With You

Don’t wanna be square
Don’t wanna be round
Don’t wanna be on low or higher ground
Don’t wanna be blessed
Don’t wanna be damned
Or anything at all but what I am

Oh, letting go has set my spirit free
And I, I just wanna be

With you, with you with you
With you, with you with you
With you, with you with you
I wanna be with you

Don’t wanna be first
Don’t wanna be last
Don’t wanna be the future or the past
Don’t wanna be safe or dangerous
Or anything at all but part of us

Oh, the heart knows more than the eye can see
And I, I just wanna be

With you, with you with you
With you, with you with you
With you, with you with you
I wanna be with you

In the middle of a crazy storm
On a night that never ends
Hopeless lovers and best of friends
On the day of creation
When we make our last amen
On the day that we die to the day we’re born again

With you, with you with you
With you, with you with you
With you, with you with you
I wanna be with you, with you with you
With you, with you with you
With you, with you with you
I wanna be with you

Written by: Emma Stevens, Charlie Midnight
Published by: Emma Stevens Music, Round Hill Music

Let in the Good

I can’t be stopped, I hit my stride
Got no enemies, everybody’s on my side
I’m talking to bluebirds, bluebirds and they’re talking back
And maybe I’m crazy, crazy, but that’s alright, Jack

Got no worries, I got no complaints
In with the yeahs and out with the ain’ts

So let in the good
Throw out the bad
It’s a great day for happiness, happiness
So let in the good
Throw out the bad
It’s gonna be the greatest day
greatest day that you’ve ever had
You’ve been through darker days and understood
That you gotta let in the good

The sun came up, my lover walked out
So I wiped his memory, and went on a walkabout
Yeah I took my friends with me, with me
And left heartache behind
And maybe I’m crazy, crazy, but they don’t mind

In no hurry, I got no restraints
In with the yeahs and out with the ain’ts

So let in the good…

Ooooh, when life’s unkind yeah no rest and no relief and
Ooooh, every broken vow shakes your belief
Love’s the answer you already know
So let the good flow
Let the good flow

So let in the good…

Sha la la la, Sha la la la
Do do do do do, Do do do do do
Sha la la la, Sha la la la, yeah
You gotta let in the good

Written by: Emma Stevens, Charlie Midnight
Published by: Emma Stevens Music, Round Hill Music

Waves
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So Stop the World
It’s another Monday morning
and I’ve gotta leave before you wake up
I’m fighting through that traffic half asleep under my makeup
Guess I wasn’t made right for the city life
Cos every night I’m dreaming there’s a place
Where the hours turn to days
Real life evaporates
So come on let’s slip away

Stop the world I wanna get off
Stop the noise and stop the clocks
Cos you and me got a little catching up to do
Ooh yeah
Sure won’t hurt to take some time
The world keeps spinning around just fine
And the only thing I need right now is you
So stop the world
Just stop the world

I know I said to catch that dream you gotta go out there and get it
But ambition’s like the bottle it’ll kill you if you let it
Well I don’t wanna be a winner if I lose the only thing I can’t replace
And that look upon your face
Says I left it a little late
So come on let’s slip away yeah

Stop the world I wanna get off…

And a long hot summer night
Just you and my guitar
I’ll be lying in your arms out underneath the stars
Don’t you hear that highway calling
Calling out our names?
C’mon baby
It’s not too late…

Stop the world I wanna get off…

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Written by: Emma Stevens, Pete Woodroffe, Charlie Grant, Liz Rose
Published by: Absolute/Bucks Music, EMI Publishing, Warner Chappell, Still Working Music

Make My Day
You swore I was the only one
Who really understood you
I bet I’m not the only one
Who ended with “How could you?”

I shoulda guessed, I woulda left, I could be free
Why don’t you go and blame it all on me
But just one thing before you leave…

Go right ahead and make my day
I wanna shout
The sun’s come out
And I won’t make the same mistake
Go right ahead I’ll watch you walk away
Leave your keys so I don’t need
To worry you’ll be comin’ back someday
Go right ahead and make my day
Go right ahead and make my day

Don’t say that we can work it out
When we both know it’s over
You say that we all make mistakes
But I see it more like closure

I shoulda guessed, I woulda left, I could be free
But just one thing before you leave…

Yeah, go right ahead and make my day…

And I’ll be fine without you
Yeah I can hardly wait
I know there’s someone out there
Waiting to hold me and love me
Just give me a break…

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Written by: Emma Stevens, Pete Woodroffe
Published by: Absolute/Bucks Music, Rising Tide Music

Helium
When I was a little kid
You gave me the greatest gift
A beautiful heart shaped balloon
I was way too young to know
The more you try to keep a hold
The easier it is to lose

As it drifted away I was broken
Cos suddenly everything changed
For once in my life
I realised
That I’d never see it again

Helium
Always trying to escape
Helium
Every precious atom floating into space
Now that you’re gone
I’m left on my own
And suddenly love’s not a game
It’s like I’m 8 years old, tears in my eyes
Trying to understand, gazing at the sky

Every time we fall in love
We give a little piece of us
Give a little piece of us away
Even though we all know that
We’ll never ever get it back
Once that perfect love begins to fade

As you drifted away I was broken
Cos suddenly everything changed
An echo through time
I realised
I’ll never see you again

Helium…

Written by: Emma Stevens, Pete Woodroffe, Billy Livsey
Published by: Absolute/Bucks Music, Rising Tide Music, Blue Water Music

Bad Habit
You used to let me share a cigarette
I got so sick that I’d sooner forget
You got me into bad habits, bad habits
You swore Tequila never messes with your head
Woke up at six am feeling like death
You got me into bad habits, bad habits

You always broke the rules unlike the rest of us
(Couldn’t figure it out)
(Felt so wrong when you weren’t around)
And when you look at me there’s something you still got
Ooh you still got

You’re the one bad habit
That I just can’t quit
Maybe you and me got something that we don’t admit
You’re the one bad habit
That wouldn’t last but
We’re still holding on cos you’re the habit I can’t kick

My friends keep telling me I should be moving on
It’s not so easy when the feelings this strong
Not giving up my bad habit, bad habit
I guess it’s true opposites attract
But If I’m not addicted I’m a fool for coming back
Not giving up my bad habit, bad habit

You always broke the rules unlike the rest of us…

You’re the one bad habit…

Written by: Emma Stevens, Pete Woodroffe
Published by: Absolute/Bucks Music, Rising Tide Music

Gold Rush
A one horse town still half asleep
Then I heard someone screaming I’ve struck gold
It’s dog eat dog and me me me
N’all that stuff that really leaves me cold

Count me out
They’ll be diggin’ in the dust
Count me out
When I feel your touch
I got love and that’s enough

There’s a gold rush comin’
But I’ll be lying in the sun
Cos I don’t care
You’re all I need I swear
There’s a gold rush comin’
The whole world’s runnin’ round like fools
But that’s cool
Why would I need gold when I got you?

If gold is all you fight for in this world
Then wake up smell the coffee get a life
Cos cash can’t beat the rush of boy meets girl
If you got the choice then don’t think twice

Count me out…

There’s a gold rush comin’…

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Written by: Emma Stevens, Pete Woodroffe
Published by: Absolute/Bucks Music, Rising Tide Music

Nothing Serious
It was nothing serious
When we went on that first date
It was nothing serious
When you crashed at my place
I pretended it was nothing
When you said can I leave my things
It was cool when I called and your message had changed
To “Hey guys we’re not in”

Is there a time?
Do you ever know
If love is real
Or a game he’ll just let go?

When you said you’d found the one
And the days and weeks turned into months
When you said what would I be
Without you lying next to me
When you said I miss you more
Than anyone I’ve ever missed before
I only wish I knew
If this was more than nothing serious for you

I guess that nothing serious
was the easy place to start
I kept it nothing serious
‘til I could trust your heart
I pretended I was nonchalant
Like I didn’t care so much
But in truth I was hooked and I’d fallen in love
Couldn’t live without your touch

Is there a time? …

When you said you’d found the one…

Remember when we heard the news
Corridors and waiting rooms
Test results and sleepless nights
Nervous smiles and precious life

And all those times you held me close
Holding on to fragile hope
You always said “we’ll be ok”
When I was lost and so afraid
When everybody else was gone
You were there, you were strong
And finally I knew
That this was more than nothing serious for you

Written by: Emma Stevens, Pete Woodroffe, Billy Livsey
Published by: Absolute/Bucks Music, Rising Tide Music, Blue Water Music

Shooting For the Moon
Do you remember there was a time
We thought dreams really did come true?
Giving in to the daily grind
We could fight it but what’s the use?

When you’re down so low
In the cold all alone
Tryin’ to figure out why why why
When you’re down so low
There’s only one place one place you can go

We’re shooting for the moon
What else can we do?
Shooting for the moon
Can someone tell me why?
Every single day
We keep the faith
Dreaming that we’ll fly
And maybe it’s no use
But still we keep on
Shooting for the moon

Maybe twenty years down the line
They’ll begin to look back and say
“They must’ve been out of their minds
to be giving it all away”

If we miss it by a mile
But still keep up the fight
At least we know we tried
And better to have lost
and not to count the cost
Knowing we were right

Shooting for the moon…

Written by: Emma Stevens, Pete Woodroffe
Published by: Absolute/Bucks Music, Rising Tide Music

Yes
It’s funny how a single word
Is all you need to change the world
It can open every door
I’m positive you know it
So how about you show it
By using it a whole lot more

Every voice that got me here
Whispering in my ear
Telling me that I’m not beaten yet

Not givin’ up until you say “yes”
If you could just get that in your head
I’m sick of “ifs” and “buts” and “maybes”
Don’t even waste your breath
You know that “no” won’t cut it
I won’t settle for anything less
I wanna hear “yes”
I wanna hear “yes”
“Yes”
I wanna hear “yes”

When everything is going wrong
And all my friends are gone
I feel I’ve had enough
Through winter’s rain and snow
I’m sick of hearing “no”
I could use a little love

Only one way to get out of this mess
Nothin’s gonna change until you say “yes”
Nothing gonna change

Not givin’ up until you say “yes”…

Written by: Emma Stevens, Pete Woodroffe
Published by: Absolute/Bucks Music, Rising Tide Music

Amaretto Kisses
If I were a sail boat
I’d sail back to your shore
If I were an eagle
I’d fly to your door
If I were a wild horse
I’d be back with you so soon
Cos you light up my world
When you walk in the room

When I’m lost and all alone
You’re the star that guides me home

I miss your Amaretto Kisses
And my only wish is
To be in grace beside you ’til then
I miss your champagne and strawberries
I get down on my knees
And pray I’ll be home soon again

If I were a rainbow
I’d bridge across your sky
If I were a feather
I’d float back into your life
This whole world over
Only one thing that I miss
Is the heaven that I find
In the sweetness of your kiss

When I’m lost and all alone
You’re the star that guides me home

I miss your Amaretto Kisses…

It’s so easy to dream
When you’re a thousand miles from home
I guess I’ll spend another night alone

Written by: Emma Stevens, Pete Woodroffe, Rowena Morgan
Published by: Absolute/Bucks Music, Rising Tide Music, Copyright Control

Anywhere
You’re gonna go crazy outta your mind
Another week searching and I bet you go blind
Don’t kill yourself stressin’ cos you got me all wrong
I don’t need a long haul flight to the sun

I don’t care
I don’t care
As long as I’ve got you there
I don’t care
I don’t care

Let’s go anywhere
Any old beach just me and you
Anywhere
Maybe a shooting star or two
Don’t need a penthouse suite or cocktails by the pool
Just anywhere
As long as it’s with you do do do do do
Anywhere will do
Do do do do do do

I’ll be happy if we’re hugging as the sun comes up
Sitting in the sand with no one there but us
If it rains if it thunders if it pours
We’ll stay in bed and I’ll love you even more

I don’t care…

Let’s go anywhere
Any old beach just me and you
Anywhere
Maybe a shooting star or two
Don’t need a penthouse suite or cocktails by the pool
Just Anywhere

One day we’ll find the time
To swim with dolphins in the sea
We’ll cruise around L.A.
Head West on Sunset to the beach
We’ll see the Taj Mahal
And then we’ll chill in the Maldives
But right now all I want is you
And all you want is me

Anywhere…

Written by: Emma Stevens, Pete Woodroffe
Published by: Absolute/Bucks Music, Rising Tide Music

Singer of My Song
This motel room is home tonight, for me and my guitar
Outside a lonely neon light shines like a broken star
The walls are thin, I hear a man say, “babe, we’re in too deep”
Sometimes my life is like a song I’ve written in my sleep

Maybe I’m going nowhere
Maybe there’s nowhere to go
Maybe I don’t know anything
Except what I already know

I don’t wanna own the world
I don’t wanna change the times
I don’t wanna hate the one I love
For all his petty crimes

I don’t wanna die when I am young
Or live a day too long
I just wanna serenade you tonight
And be the singer of my song

You say the bar’s half empty, I say that it’s half full
In here I cannot see the moon, but I can feel its pull
To live the life romantic was a foolish childhood prayer
But everyone’s a fool for love, when music’s in the air

Maybe I’ll get to heaven
Maybe it’s my next show
Maybe I won’t get anywhere
Except for where I want to go

I don’t wanna own the world
I don’t wanna change the times
I don’t wanna hate the one I love
For all his petty crimes

I don’t wanna die when I am young
Or live a day too long
I just wanna serenade you tonight
And be the singer of my song

The boy came for the maiden at the edge of the sea
At Scarborough Fair he’d wait patiently
For his one true love was meeting him there
But she never made it to Scarborough Fair

Beguiled by a minstrel, who stole her away
With a voice like an angel, he led her astray
And still there’s a boy who returns every year
To wait for his true love at Scarborough Fair

And he sings…

I don’t wanna own the world
I don’t wanna change the times
I don’t wanna hate the girl I love
For all her petty crimes

I don’t wanna die when I am young
Or live a day too long
I just wanna serenade you tonight
And be the singer of my song

Written by: Emma Stevens, Charlie Midnight, Traditional
Published by: Absolute/Bucks Music, Bay Parkway Music

Walking
Walking…direction unknown
Walking…strange to be on my own
I see myself…at least I think I do
Walking somehow to you

I lost the words, I tossed and turned
I watched you as the candle burned
You closed the door and disappeared
I followed signs that were not there

I’m Walking…the lamplight at my feet
Walking…I don’t recognize the street
I see myself…a shadow passing through
Walking somehow to you

A light goes off, a light goes on
A door is closed, the shades are drawn
I watch the silhouettes unfold
A night has never felt so cold

Walking…direction unknown
Walking…strange to be on my own
I see myself…at least I think I do
Walking…up and down this room
Walking…round and round the moon
I ask myself…tell me what you see
I see you walking…somehow to me

Written by: Emma Stevens, Charlie Midnight
Published by: Absolute/Bucks Music, Bay Parkway Music

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Never Gonna Change
You say you love me
But if you do
What’s with the pressure? I’m not gonna change just for you
You say let’s go out
But dress up cute
Why should I ditch my guitar for a new pair of shoes?

You say you wanna party all night long
But I’m lousy at dancing so how ’bout I write you a song?

You better believe it
I’m never gonna change, change, change
No backseat driver
Is gonna drive me insane, sane, sane
We could’ve been perfect
It’s going up in flames
You better believe it
I’m never gonna change, change, change

I try to tell you
That’s how I am
Why don’t you get it? Why can’t you understand?
And when we argue
You’re always right
And I feel like it’s pointless so why should I put up a fight?

You never listen you go on and on
But turn on the radio maybe they’re playing this song

You better believe it…

I’m never gonna change
I’m never gonna change

But I’m lousy at dancing so how ’bout I write you a song?

You better believe it…

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Written by: Emma Stevens, Pete Woodroffe
Published by: Absolute/Bucks Music, Rising Tide Music

CGI
Til the day I met you I led half a life
Like an actress in a movie before the CGI
Imagining a world how perfect it could be
Left acting on a film set with nothing real but me

And that’s the way it’s always been
Until your CGI kicked in

Now I’m flying through the sky
You lift me up so high
Before my life was green screen
Now I’m gazing at the stars
At Jupiter and Mars
No more staring at the ceiling
You took my life and changed it overnight
You lit it up, lit it up like CGI

Even now each time you stare into my eyes
You launch a thousand arrows shooting across the sky
When we touch I’m in a land of make believe
You’re my knight in shining armour who’s come to set me free

Some people say that it’s a sin
But when your CGI kicks in

Now I’m flying through the sky…

Written by: Emma Stevens, Pete Woodroffe
Published by: Absolute/Bucks Music, Rising Tide Music

The Star That Guides You Home
You’re lyin’ awake in the night
So scared and so weak
All your worries are turning to ghosts
That watch you sweat
But won’t let you sleep

The winter seems longer this year
So dark and so cold
The flowers you planted are gone
But wait
In spring we’ll watch them grow

I’ll be the star that guides you home
When you’re broken, lost and alone
I’ll be there to catch your fall
I’ll stand beside you through the storm
And when darkness has frozen your bones
I’ll be the star that guides you home

When you feel like a rain cloud is hanging
Right over your head
I’ve got an umbrella that you can share
So you’ll never get wet

I’ll be the star that guides you home
When you’re broken, lost and alone
I’ll be there to catch your fall
I’ll stand beside you through the storm
And when darkness has frozen your bones
I’ll be the star that guides you home

Written by: Emma Stevens, Pete Woodroffe
Published by: Emma Stevens Music / EMI Publishing

Let Me Guess
You’ll be working late tonight maybe I should go to bed
You get back at 4am
and I can taste the love that lingers on your breath

Your innocent eyes make a lousy disguise
And pretty flowers won’t cover this mess

Let me guess
Are you switching on that smile I used to get?
And promising the promises you made when we met?
Let me guess
Are you telling her she’s beautiful instead
I’m sure the man I used to love would be dying of regret
But you got no intention
Of telling me that we’ve got nothing left
So let me guess
So let me guess

Did you try to fight that feeling or was I easy to forget?
And did you feel a little guilty when she first slipped off her dress?

Your innocent eyes make a lousy disguise
And pretty flowers won’t cover up this mess

Let me guess…

What if the tables turn
And I find someone new
He asks me if I’m single
And I forget to mention you
And if you put together
All the clues that I left
Would you forgive me if I needed another man’s caress?

Let me guess
Let me guess

Let me guess…

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Written by: Emma Stevens, Pete Woodroffe
Published by: Absolute/Bucks Music, Rising Tide Music

Happy
Can’t you tell by my smile so wide
Can’t you tell I can’t hold it inside
Can’t you tell from the way I rhyme
Can’t you tell, Can’t you tell
Why, oh why

I’m happy as a clam in a bright blue sea
I’m a blade of grass swayin’ in the breeze
I’m happy, I’m happy, I’m happy
I’m happy cos I woke up and it isn’t a dream
I’m watching you asleep lying next to me
I’m happy, I’m happy, I’m happy

Don’t you know everytime I start
I smile so much, feel like I’m never gonna stop
Watch my hands as they make big hearts
If you’re smiling, it’s alright, it’s all we got

I’m happy as a clam in a bright blue sea…

Written by: Emma Stevens, Pete Woodroffe, Neil Athale
Published by: Emma Stevens Music, EMI Publishing, Kid Gloves/Universal

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Riptide
Something’s happening to me and you
Lighting up the night brighter than the moon
Couldn’t stop it if we wanted to
Tell me I’m not dreaming
Oh oh I’m out of my depth
Struggling to breathe gotta catch my breath
A little voice saying “Yes, yes, yes”
I can hear the sirens screaming

When you touch me, when you hold me
I don’t care I’m in too deep

You’re like a riptide
Dragging me away
Adrenaline kicking in my heartbeat thumping
Riptide underneath the waves
Hold on tight cos it’s the start of something
Gotta love this riptide

Nothing ever gonna feel so right
Finally found a little piece of paradise
It’s like I’m livin’ in a different life
Where the sun is always shining
See the shoreline fade from view
We’re treading water just me and you
There’s nothin’ else I’d rather do
Feels just like I’m flying

Riptide washing me away
A force so strong that I just can’t fight it
Riptide love it when you say
Feels so good I never thought I’d find it

Can’t hear it can’t see it
Invisible but you believe
This power this feeling
Gotta love the way it’s taking over me
I feel it I need it
Impossible to let it be
You know that I want it
You’re the only one who’s gonna set me free

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Written by: Emma Stevens, Pete Woodroffe
Published by: Emma Stevens Music, EMI Publishing

A Place Called You
Long ago and far away
You took me to a place I can’t forget
You’re my knight in shining armour
I guess you just don’t realise it yet

I’ve been cooped up in a tower
For hours and hours
The wrong guys all try to rescue me
Why kiss another frog
You’re the only one I want
It’s obvious, why can’t you see?
Won’t you take me to the place we used to meet?

It’s sunny and funny
And quirky and oh oh oh
A little piece of heaven
And I so wanna go
I know my happy ending
But you don’t have a clue
Cos where I want to be is a place
A place called you

Long ago and far away
In a land of make believe
I saw a perfect happy ending
So come on back and set me free

Take me to the place where the stars come out
Just me and you is what it’s all about
Take me to the place where we used to go
Yeah you know Romeo you were so oh oh…

How much I long to see your face
Cos no one ever can replace
A place called you

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Written by: Emma Stevens, Pete Woodroffe
Published by: Emma Stevens Music / EMI Publishing

(Teach Me to Breathe) Underwater
Thought I’d found what I wanted
That I’d finally come up for air
But I’m gasping up here on the surface
Choking to death in this nightmare

It’s three in the morning
I shouldn’t have called
But hold me and catch my fall

Take me away – underwater
Escape from the waves and the rain
Dive underneath – underwater
If I believe can you teach me to breathe?
Teach me to breathe once again – underwater

Hold me, heal me stop the bleeding
Set me free from the pull of the tide
Only you can stop me from corroding
I’m losing the battle tonight

I know you can hear me I know you’re alone
So don’t leave me out in the cold

Written by: Emma Stevens, Pete Woodroffe
Published by: Emma Stevens Music / EMI Publishing

Sunflower
Like a sea of gold outside my garden gate
Behind that house that I grew up in,
our beautiful escape
We’d talk for hours and hours
and look up at the sky
I had all the questions,
but you could tell me why

You told me
Sunflowers stare at the sun
And how the Milky Way
Is the galaxy called home
I thought the moon was a crescent
You showed me I was wrong
But where should this sunflower stare
Now that you’re gone?

Autumn rain began to wash away the dust
I never thought that gold could turn to rust
One morning they were gone and I could cry
Cos you’re not here to tell me why

Written by: Emma Stevens, Pete Woodroffe, Billy Livsey
Published by: Emma Stevens Music / EMI Publishing / Billy Livsey Music / Bluewater Music

Give a Little Bit
D’you ever wonder how to make a change
How to make this world a happier place?
Something simple maybe you could do
A way to put a smile on someone’s face

You can make a difference
Let the sunshine through
It won’t be no coincidence
If you end up smiling too

Why don’t you
Give a little bit
A little bit of what you got
Cos a whole lot of little
Soon becomes a lot
Give a little bit
Always good to spread the love
Cos that real good feeling
It ain’t ever gonna stop

There’s a million problems in the world
That seem to keep on playin’ on your mind
Why don’t we start today and change it all
Let’s do it one step at a time

Love’s the one thing in the world
That’s gonna keep us strong
So if you’ve got enough to share
Won’t you pass a little on

And I promise that the feeling
It ain’t ever gonna stop

Written by: Emma Stevens, Pete Woodroffe, Neil Athale
Published by: Emma Stevens Music / EMI Publishing / Kid Gloves / Universal

Once
D’you ever stop and wonder why
It’s so damn hard finding Mr Right?
I swear it’s just a Disney lie:
“You only need to find love once”

Here’s the thing, guys are all the same
They love you then they leave you like it’s just a game
Did no one tell them that old sayin’…
“You only need to find love once”

Imagine my reaction
When you walked in the room

Once I’d found you
Was never gonna let you go
I didn’t hesitate
I couldn’t wait
All the other guys just evaporated
Once I’d found you I couldn’t help but let it show
It must be love
Cause my heart thumps
And I’m so glad I waited for once

So many times I got it wrong
One summer thought I’d found the one
A couple of weeks and he was gone
“You only need to find love once”

I guess we all make mistakes
Hide the hurt when your heart breaks
But don’t forget when things aren’t great
“You only need to find love once”

All those times I’m walking home at night
I’m wondering who I’m really waiting for
Just one look at you and I swear I knew for sure
I knew for sure

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Written by: Emma Stevens, Pete Woodroffe
Published by: Emma Stevens Music, EMI Publishing

Dreaming Trees
Once there was a forest of light
Where the darkness would shine golden bright
And there was no divide between the day and night
Or so a mother told her child

Once there was a wish that came true
Where I found my belief and gave it to you
And before love grew old it became something new
A wide eyed flower in the wild

Dreaming trees your face among the falling leaves
Dreaming trees your voice upon a gentle breeze
Your shadow on my memory
Dreaming trees
Dreaming trees

Paint the dust and colour the rain
Break your silence and tell me your pain
And if god knows the truth he’ll never explain
But there are answers in your smile

We walk these woods we lie in the grass
We talk about life while we watch it pass
Like a rose petal sailing down a silver stream
Past the chestnut tree where we used to dream
Dreaming trees

Dreaming trees another time another place
Dreaming trees you walk in beauty dressed in lace
Forever in a state of grace
Dreaming trees

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Written by: Emma Stevens, Charlie Midnight
Published by: Emma Stevens Music / Bay Parkway Music (BMI)

This is For You
Anyone can watch the stars at night
And try to figure out what it all means
Anyone can shelter from the rain
And stumble on the person of their dreams
And I wish I could help you right now
And I wish I could help you to breathe

This is for you…

Anyone broken would welcome my smile
But you turn away like a ghost
Somebody said if you’re not smiling back
You’re the one that needs it the most

This is for you…

Written by: Emma Stevens, Pete Woodroffe
Published by: Emma Stevens Music / EMI Publishing

Party Girl
She plans her day around what she does at night
Works just enough to keep the money thing tight
Don’t take any gifts from any gentlemen callers
But she’s a good luck charm for some sky high rollers
Sky high rollers

She is first in line at the party door
And she’s first in line to go crazy on the dance floor
She’s first in line to turn the bad boys on
She’s first in line
But second to none

Party girl
It’s your life, but it’s her world
And she’ll break your heart, but you’ll love her still
Party girl
Yes she’s your first and last and only thrill
It’s your life, but it’s her world
Party girl

You wake her up in time for her to shower and dress
Still feeling rough she makes the downtown express

The bus rumbles to her destination
She’s been in this job since the day of creation
The day of creation

She’s the last one in and the first one gone
She won’t go home and head straight to her connection
She’s first in line to get her mojo on
She’s first in line
But second to none

Can’t hear her cry when the music’s loud
Don’t feel so alone when she’s in a crowd
Can’t stop moving until the final dance
She don’t want your pity just a little romance

Written by: Emma Stevens, Charlie Midnight
Published by: Emma Stevens Music / Bay Parkway Music (BMI)

What's She Got?
So great that you’re in love
But why d’you call me up at 2am?
To say it’s kinda tough
But she can’t stand all your friends

Funny how when we hang out
Stare all night at your phone
Oh stop, guess what
The guilt trip works and you gotta run home

What’s she got?
You said you wouldn’t change
What’s she got?
You know to her it’s just a game

What’s she got you can’t resist
She treats you so bad but you just can’t quit
You come runnin’ when her fingers snap
A guy like you deserves better than that
What’s she got you look so down
You never frown like that when I’m around
It’s true
All she’s got that I don’t have is you

How come you give so much
When she’s all take, take, take
And when she’s mad at you
My heart begins to break

What’s she got?
She’s just killing time
What’s she got?
Maybe one day you’ll be mine

A perfect life
A perfect smile
And perfect legs that go on for miles

A perfect house
A perfect car
And a second home
In the South of France
And all those clothes
With designer names
And shoes and bags it’s such a shame
But maybe I can understand it’s true
Why you think you love her like you do…

So that’s what she’s got you can’t resist…

Written by: Emma Stevens, Pete Woodroffe, Charlie Grant
Published by: Emma Stevens Music / EMI Publishing / BMG Rights

Lazy
Never get the time for us anymore
Rushin’ around but what’s it all for?
Still together but we’re drifting apart
Wasn’t love meant to be easy?
And real life the hardest part?

So switch off your phone
Let’s spend a little time on our own…

I wanna get lazy
Lazy with you
Waste a little time
We can lose the afternoon

I miss you like crazy
So kick off your shoes
It’s amazing what lazy can do
When it’s me and you

How about today we cancel our plans?
You choose the music and I’ll run the bath
And I’ll light the scented candles the way we used to do
I forgot how much I love that song
No one gets me like you

Let’s take our time
Get back to how we used to unwind

Lazy like a Sunday morning
I don’t care who’s calling
I’m not picking up this time, no
Baby the hours that we’re wasting
Let’s keep the whole world waiting
I don’t think it’s such a crime

Written by: Emma Stevens, Pete Woodroffe, Charlie Grant
Published by: Emma Stevens Music / EMI Publishing / BMG Rights

How to Write a Love Song
You were so complicated
And I thought maybe it was me all along
If you knew how much I hated
Every time you said:
“Hey when you gonna write me that love song?”

I guess I didn’t have the recipe
Until you left me
And took the best of me
And you walked out that door
But the ingredients I needed
You completed
When you cheated
And I still wanted more
You taught me how to write a love song

Words come first
But you need a little pain
So all the things you left unsaid
Won’t have been in vain
And tryin’ to find a melody
Is easy now you’re gone
Cos baby when you left me
You taught me how to write a love song
How to write a love song

I hope you get to hear this
And I hope that she’s listening too
And when she says “Weren’t you together?”
I wonder if you’ll ever tell her the truth?

You taught me how to lie awake at night
Wondering how to make it right
You taught me how to lie and say
“I’ll be fine, I’ll be okay”
You taught me how to turn things round
When every sign is facing down
But now I’m glad it all went wrong
Because you taught me how to write a love song
How to write a love song

Written by: Emma Stevens, Pete Woodroffe
Published by: Emma Stevens Music, EMI Publishing

Hey Summer!
If only I could stay here
By the pale blue sea
As the waves begin to whisper
I drift off to sleep

Autumn is calling
But tell him he can chill
Freeze frame
This moment
And make the time stand still

Hey summer don’t ever end
Hey summer let’s go round again
Hangin’ out at the beach
Singin’ songs in the sun
We got a party going on
So stay here forever
And we’ll play it again and again
Hey summer don’t ever end

We’re waiting for the sunset
Finding seashells on the beach
Summer never felt this right
So don’t slip out of reach

Don’t let the habit of a lifetime force you to leave
Stay a little longer I’m beggin’ you please
Feels so good sleepin’ in the sun
Layin’ in a hammock with my Ray-Bans on
Well I’m not ready for 9 to 5
With nothing but a phone jammed full of photos
Of a real good time

Hangin’ out at the beach
Singin’ songs in the sun
We had a party going on
So stay here forever
And we’ll play it again and again and again and again

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Written by: Emma Stevens, Pete Woodroffe
Published by: Emma Stevens Music, EMI Publishing

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Simple Things
It may be raining
But the rain won’t bite
Up above the clouds somewhere
The Sun shines bright

Don’t look down or right or left
Keep looking straight ahead
But don’t forget

It’s the simple things
I really need
Like watching you asleep
And listening to you breathe
It’s the simple things
That set me free
Playin’ guitar on the beach
Til the summer’s out of reach
It’s the simple things I love
It’s you and me

You lie beside me
As the sun goes down
You can’t stop smiling
But that’s all I need right now

Don’t look down…

It’s the simple things…

I think I’m done with complicated stuff
Keep it simple L.O.V.E. Love
There’s nothing I’d rather do
I could have
All the money in the world but I’d
Trade it all to keep you by my side
There’s nothing I’d rather do
Than waste some time just me and you

Written by: Emma Stevens, Pete Woodroffe, Billy Livsey
Published by: Emma Stevens Music / EMI Publishing / Billy Livsey Music / Bluewater Music

It's Obvious
It’s obvious that we have a row
Before we even leave the house
It’s obvious that something’s going down
It’s obvious so just confess
You hate my vintage dress
Well, guess what, I couldn’t care less

You moan about the way I drive
Praise the Lord we’re still alive
So glad I stuck to water all damn night

Could it be misogyny?
Is it possible it’s you not me?

And it’s obvious
That I got nothing to lose
And it’s obvious
I’m sick and tired of listening to you
So you go back to lonely
While I find someone new
Cos it’s obvious
It’s obvious we’re through

Why don’t you turn the football down?
My ukulele’s drowned
It’s obvious that you just hate the sound
It’s obvious that something’s gone
You used to like my songs
When did everything we have go wrong?

Written by: Emma Stevens, Pete Woodroffe
Published by: Emma Stevens Music, EMI Publishing