Back to Burgundy

by Liam

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released July 23, 2016

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Track Name: Never Seen a Face Like Yours
I've never seen a face like yours
Though I've sailed away to distant shores
You're gonna leave me now I'm sure
Cuz it's never been like this before

I've never seen a face like yours
But it's in my head forever more
I don't know what you have in store
But I've never felt this way before

I've never seen a face like yours
Track Name: If You're Leavin'
It's not like we haven't thought about it
We're not all that hung up about it
Maybe we got lost in it
But if you're leavin' you may as well get on with it

I ain't sayin' that this has been a waste
No, I've had fun in any case
If only just for a taste
So if you're leavin' most of all please make haste

If you're leavin' me please know
That I really do need you more than I show
And I know I really reap what I sow
So if you're strongly considering it I'd ask that you don't go

Maybe I'll have fun on my own
But lately my speech has taken quite a different tone
And all my dreams are in monochrome
So if you're leavin' don't leave me alone
Track Name: I Dream
I've never asked you for the time of day
I've never noticed when you looked my way
But I saw you
Today

I've never mentioned what I call myself
I've never asked if you've been in good health
But I'll ask you
Today

I dream
I just can't help but dream

I've never called you on your telephone
I've never spent time with you all alone
But I wish it were
That way

I've never laid down with you close beside me
I've never had your arms there to hide me
But I hope I will
Some day

I dream
I just can't help but dream

I've never had someone to take the train to work with
I've never spent such time that I knew was worth it
But I know today

I've never grown old with anyone
I've never known that it could be such fun
But it is
Today

I dream
I just can't help but dream
Track Name: Back to Burgundy
I've got a blizzard in my eyes and I've got thunder in my head
I'm sinking underneath all of your lies I'd rather float on instead
You tell me I can't do nothing so I cant do nothing wrong
I thought I was looking in the mirror but it was just you all along

Your rain's pounding on the ceiling and it's howlin' at the walls
I'd need an umbrella to resist you or better nothing at all
You'd need a radio to reach me no smoke signals wouldn't do
Everything I've ever burned I leave it all to you

Oh I can't stand it
Oh I can't stand it

We spent a year out in the cold and I froze right to the bone
Ain't seen nothing since that comes even close to a home
I've been on the run so long I don't remember what to do
But when the sun falls down I'll still come looking for you

Oh I can't stand it
Oh I can't stand it

Well the highway's closed down now and all the trains are outta coal
I'll never get back from you all the tears that you stole
But you know I don't want them no, no, no I'll let it be
I'll give you anything you want but first you must take me

Oh I can't stand it
Oh I can't stand it

I think I'll go back to burgundy I need something anyhow
I'll find a use for it this time I think I know that now
This storm will soon be over and then I'll be on my way
And I'll look back on this just like any other day

Oh I can't stand it
Oh I can't stand it
Oh I can't stand it
Oh I can't stand it
Track Name: Make My Stand
I've got a twisted pitchfork and a mallet
A fistful of hundred year old ballads
And I'm going out to make my stand

I've got an empty jug and a full one
Subterranean blues and no memories of fun
And I'm going out to make my stand

I'm gonna make my stand on the mountain
I'm gonna make my stand on the plain
And when I fall and sit down by the river
I hope you'll do the same

I've got a bucket of nails and a matchbook
A broken heart and a pragmatic outlook
And I'm going out to make my stand

I've got loaded dice and an ace in my boot
A loaded BB gun and a list of people to shoot
And I'm going out to make my stand

I'm gonna make my stand on the hilltop
I'm gonna make my stand by the sea
And when I fall and sit down by the river
I hope they'll let me be

I've got a ticket on a train heading north tonight
I've got time to kill but the end's in sight
And I'm going out to make my stand

I've got no time left to catch my train
Got six of one half a dozen of the same
And I'm going out to make my stand

I'm gonna make my stand in the valley
I'm gonna make my stand with a smile
And when I fall and sit down by the river
I hope you'll join me for a while
Track Name: I Belong to You
Pour another cup of coffee
This shouldn't take too long
I'll say it was an accident
I'll say it all went wrong

And I'll know it's not enough
And I'll know it won't get through
But I'll try anyhow
Just for to prove
That I belong to you

So don't tell me that you're sorry
And don't say it's nothing new
Don't tell me not to worry
From you I need the truth

And don't run out in the rain
I need you here I'll explain
You've already missed your train
And what I'm sayin'
Is I belong to you

We had no expectations
We came at it right
We had no hesitations
We didn't used to fight

And I always cared for you
And I know you cared for me
And so now resolutely
I present you with my plea
And I
And I
And I belong to you
Track Name: Live by the Sea
When your train loses its last wheel
Heading around the last bend
And the fire the conductor holds
Won't be lit again
You call out for help
But there's nothing the postman can send
Well you're left all alone
There's no one you can call your friend

All my friends live by the sea

When the moon falls down
And all the lights in the town go out
Well the rain it starts to pour
But not enough to end the drought
And you've cried so much
That your cup's more tears than stout
But there's no one around
No no one who can help you out

All my friends live by the sea
And they're all underwater but they ain't got nothing on me

When you wake up in the morning
And it hurts you to move your head
And the taste of yesterday's wine
Is enough to turn you off bread
Well you'd go into town
If you could just pull yourself out of bed
But you can't help it none
So you turn on the TV instead

All my friends live by the sea
And they're all underwater but they ain't got nothing on me
And they're coming up for air but they just won't let me be

Live by the sea
Track Name: To the Road
I'm leaving today
I thought that we could find some way
I've got nothing left to say anyway
So I'm leaving today

I don't like your cold and I don't like your hot
Always trying to change me into something that I'm not
I can't shake the feeling that there's some part of me's been lost
You tell me I've gained so much but I wonder at what cost

So I'm leaving today
I hoped that we could find some way
There's nothing that could make me stay anyway
So I'm leaving today

The light it hit the top of the hill at a quarter after three
I packed up my car and I started to feel free
Though there's miles left to go I know I can make it somehow
I've got to leave some time, so I think I'll do it now

So I'm leaving today
I can't get back to yesterday
I know it's gonna fade anyway
So I'm leaving today

I'm leaving today
I thought that we could find some way
I've got nothing left to say anyway
So I'm leaving today

I'm leaving today
I can't get back to yesterday
I know it's gonna fade anyway
So I'm leaving today
Track Name: Back in the Wind
Smoke hangs in the air and the bottles are clinking
Most everyone's now gone and we're tired from drinking
The sun, it's coming up and the moon it is sinking
The night weighs heavy on my mind and to sleep my eyes are blinking

The room, it's now quiet the last song just ended
And we're too tired to say but our moods it sure mended
The singing it brightened up the night no matter what you intended
But most of all my friend, our love it ain't pretended

So don't leave me yet my friends
I'm not ready for this night to end
Too soon that old train will send
Me back in the cold wind again

We sang together all night and my voice is getting hoarse
I've got to put down my guitar, my fingertips have gotten coarse
I need to sit for a minute with a cup of tea for support
But give me just a bit and we'll start up again of course

So don't leave me yet my friends
I'm not ready for this night to end
Too soon that old train will send
Me back in the cold wind again

Too soon that old train will send
Me back in the cold wind again