Hilary Grist

Tomorrow is a Chance to Start Over – New Children's Book/Album

Lyrics

Come & Go (2014) 

1. Come & Go 
2. Damned 
3. Chemical Reaction 
4. Fall To Pieces 
5. The Trade 
6. With You 
7. Waltzing Matilda 
8. Goodbye Ghost 
9. Lay Your Heavy Head Down 
10. In Dreams

 

1. Come & Go 

If I was brave
Could I have saved you from falling down the drain
Is that enough?
Am I supposed to be tough now and turn my insides out
For how long?

They will come and they will go
That’s a phrase everyone knows
When the turn is yours to take
Life will laugh at what you made

What is this for?
Wish there was more time to open your heart’s door
Never the same
We just find a way now to soldier on somehow
For how long?

They will come and they will go
That’s a phrase everyone knows
When the turn is yours to take
Life will laugh at what you made
Are you tired playing it safe?
All the words you do not say
Say…

They will come and they will go
That’s a phrase everyone knows
When the turn is yours to take
Life will laugh at what you made
Are you tired playing it safe?
All the words you do not say

Why don’t you stay?
We’ll lie awake underneath the windowpane
Are you getting cold?
Please can I hold you and watch the stars go?

2. Damned

Storm is coming, I can’t shake
A grey is growing, born to make
This darkness stay
Darkness stay

Give me something, ease the pain
Please stitch me up, be on my way
I’ve made mistakes
Big mistakes

I’ll be damned if I do, damned if I don’t
I’ll be damned

Tell me what you know by heart
Anywhere is hard to start
I hate this part
I hate this part

Now I could be miles away
But I won’t know if I don’t play
If I don’t play
Play the game

I’ll be damned if I do, damned if I don’t
I’ll be damned
I’ll be damned
Oh…

I’ll be damned if I do, damned if I don’t
I’ll be damned if I can, damned if I can’t
I’ll be damned
I’ll be damned
Oh…

3. Chemical Reaction

Paralyzed
On the fence
In suspense
Just how you like it
You were right
I was wrong
Here’s a song
So let’s drink to it

Out of the blue now I can say I adore you
And go where I don’t have to think twice
Go where I don’t have to think twice
Tell me what’s going on inside

It’s all around me I don’t have to say good-bye
Around me I don’t have to say good-bye
Tell me your pretty, pretty little lies
Chemical reaction, oh oh oh
Chemical reaction, oh oh oh

Back and forth
In your car
Not very far
Doctor prescribe it
Pull this damn
Band-aid off
If it’s love
Then let go of it

Out of the blue now I can say I adore you
And go where I don’t have to think twice
Go where I don’t have to think twice
Tell me what’s going on inside
It’s all around me I don’t have to say good-bye
Around me I don’t have to say good-bye
Tell me your pretty, pretty little lies

Chemical reaction, oh oh oh
Chemical reaction, oh oh oh
Chemical reaction, oh oh oh
Chemical reaction, oh oh oh

4. Fall To Pieces

If my world crumbles down on me
I won’t fall to pieces, I won’t fall to pieces
If the air gets hard to breathe
I won’t fall to pieces, I won’t fall to pieces

Now, now, now

If trouble finds a home in me
I won’t fall to pieces, I won’t fall to pieces

If I’ve gotten in too deep
I won’t fall to pieces, I won’t fall to pieces

Now, now, now, now

If I must be without you
I won’t fall to pieces, I won’t fall to pieces

If there’s nothing I can do
I won’t fall to pieces, I won’t fall to pieces
I won’t fall to pieces

5. The Trade

Go run away now child please
Run away and hide
Under the starlight plays another sacrifice

What will you trade for love? Trade for love
What will you trade for love? Trade for love

No time for tears now child please
Keep them safe in your heart
They’re out for blood and I must stay and play my part

What will you trade for love? Trade for love
What will you trade for love? Trade for love

Kiss me and wish me well please
Hurry, save yourself
This is a losing game if you trust somebody else

What will you trade for love? Trade for love
What will you trade for love? Trade for love

Go run away now child please
Run away and hide

6. With You

There’s a hole in your shirt
A hole in my shoe
I don’t care, I don’t care
Better worn in than brand new
Because time always tells
The ones we love best
And you are, and you are
So why mess with all the rest?

I’m with you, you
I’m with you and the night doesn’t seem that dark
I’m with you, you
I’m with you and miles they don’t seem that far
I’m with you and this life doesn’t feel so hard

Oh the lights can go out
And so can the heat
I don’t care, I don’t care
When you’re warming up my feet

Because you lit the match
In the middle of my heart
Now I can’t tell, I can’t tell
Where you end and where I start

I’m with you, you
I’m with you and the night doesn’t seem that dark
I’m with you, you
I’m with you and miles they don’t seem that far
I’m with you and this life doesn’t feel so hard

I’m with you, you
I’m with you and the night doesn’t seem that dark
I’m with you, you
I’m with you and miles they don’t seem that far

I’m with you, you, you, you
I’m with you, you, you, you

I’m with you, you
I’m with you and the night doesn’t seem that dark
I’m with you, you
I’m with you and miles they don’t seem that far
I’m with you and this life doesn’t feel so hard

7. Waltzing Matilda

When I was young
I groped around in the dark
I could afford the wrongs
One day I’d get them right
When I was young
I could just brush it off and
Raise my fists up to fight

Don’t be too careful or you’ll wind up like
Waltzing Mathilda on rewind
Don’t be too patient or you’ll never start
It’s no more than you can handle
Don’t be left behind

When I was young
I didn’t need anyone
I could ignore all of
Those warning signs When I was young
I could just laugh it off and
Pull the wool over my eyes

Don’t be too careful or you’ll wind up like
Waltzing Mathilda on rewind
Don’t be too patient or you’ll never start
It’s no more than you can handle
Don’t be left behind

Don’t be too careful or you’ll wind up like
Waltzing Mathilda on rewind
Don’t be too patient or you’ll never start
It’s no more than you can handle
Don’t be left behind
Don’t be left behind
Don’t be left behind
Don’t be left behind

8. Goodbye Ghost

We’re not floating, we’re sinking fast
Barely standing at half mast
We’re meant to bend before we break
Get lost ’til we find the way
Do I fly or do I fall?
Push away or hold close?
I don’t feel free, just terrified
Let’s quit so we don’t have to try

Goodbye ghost, goodbye friend
Goodbye lover on the mend
I never told you
I never tried to fix the pieces on the inside
The inside

Sometimes we don’t hesitate
Jump right in at the starting gate
Give it all and we give in
Wipe the slate clean, begin again
All the years pass us while
We wonder what we left behind
We’re like strangers now’ you said
Two hearts dangling by a thread

Goodbye ghost, goodbye friend
Goodbye lover on the mend
I never told you
I never tried to fix the pieces on the inside
The inside
The inside

Goodbye ghost, goodbye ghost
Goodbye ghost

Goodbye ghost, goodbye friend
Goodbye lover on the mend
I never told you
I never tried to fix the pieces on the inside
The inside
The inside

9. Lay Your Heavy Head Down

I’ve been all alone now for so long
Up and down and sideways, coming undone
Today is just one day in a very long line
They say ‘go outside now, you’ll be fine.’

Lay your heavy head, your heavy head down
Lay your heavy head, your heavy head down

Put me back together, make me whole
Crack open my rib cage, pieces of soul
I’m on a life raft, love is an island
Draw my heart out in the sand

Lay your heavy head, your heavy head down
Lay your heavy head, your heavy head down
Lay your heavy head, your heavy head down
Lay your heavy head, your heavy head down

10. In Dreams

Lost in the light
Eyes open wide, dark outside
I want to stay, want to stay awake
Time’s begging to escape

Will I finally find you in dreams?
Will I finally find you in the endless night, boundless height?
Will I finally find you in dreams?
Will I ever know where our wishes go?

Home in your hands
Take me away if you can
Trying so hard, it’s so hard not to try
Tears taught me how to smile

Will I finally find you in dreams?
Will I finally find you in the endless night, boundless height?
Will I finally find you in dreams?
Will I ever know where our wishes go?
Will I ever know where our wishes go?

Will I finally find you in dreams?
Will I finally find you in the endless night, boundless height?
Will I finally find you in dreams?
Will I ever know where our wishes go?
Will I ever know where our wishes go?
They go
They go
They go

Imaginings (2010) 

1. Stick of Dynamite
2. Right For You
3. This is the Year
4. Tall Buildings
5. Back in Town
6. About You
7. Something Beautiful
8. A Little While
9. Just Imagine
10. Horizon
11. Better
12. Save You For Last

 

1. Stick of Dynamite

I’m a stick of dynamite
Though try as you might
To keep a flame burning bright
I won’t last through the night

No good for anyone
You better get lost, get gone
Drifting and numb
I don’t know who I’ll become

I know I led you to my door
Passed the safety of the shore
Now you’ve tasted enough to know
You want more

You look so good to me
I like the way you look at me
I can’t be what you need
I’m running on empty

I’m a stick of dynamite
Though try as you might
To keep a flame burning bright
I won’t last through the night

I know I led you to my door
Passed the safety of the shore
Now you’ve tasted enough to know
You want more

I’m a stick of dynamite
Though try as you might
To keep a flame burning bright
I won’t last
I won’t last through the night, I won’t last through the night
I won’t last through the night, I won’t last through the night
Through the night
Though you keep burning me, burning me bright
Burning me bright
I’m a stick of dynamite
Though try as you might
To keep a flame burning bright
I won’t last through the night

I know I led you to my door
Passed the safety of the shore
Now you’ve tasted enough to know
You want more

2. Right For You

If you pack up your bags and leave here today
I won’t call you a fool
I won’t call you afraid
If you never answer anymore phone calls
I won’t say you’re insane now
To run away from it all
Things were gonna fall apart anyway

Nobody’s gonna tell you
What’s right for you
Right for you
Nobody’s gonna tell you
What’s right for you
Right for you
You’ll know what to do

If you’d never seen morning light in his eyes
Would it be any easier?
Would it ache less inside?
If he hadn’t been so good and so sweet
Would you have stayed for so long now?
Would this have to be
Coming apart at the seams?

Nobody’s gonna tell you
What’s right for you
Right for you
Nobody’s gonna tell youWhat’s right for you
Right for you
You’ll know what to do

Nobody’s gonna tell you
What’s right for you
Right for you
Nobody’s gonna tell you
What’s right for you
Right for you

No one can tell you to go
No one can tell you to stay
No one can tell you what you already know
It’s time to walk away, time to walk away

3.  This is the Year

You made your mind to
Put it all behind you
You say that this is the year
And you’re prepared to
When it comes to remind you
Pretend it’s not even there

Every time you look in the mirror
Every thing’s perfectly clear
You’re on the verge
You’re getting nearer and nearer

You’re the primary rival
Of your own survival
You know that isn’t a virtue
Caught in the middle
Of an endless cycle
That’ll turn around and hurt you

Every time you look in the mirror
Every thing’s perfectly clear
You’re on the verge
You’re getting nearer and nearer

By now you should know
Tending your doubts makes them grow
Throw them out the window
Throw them out the window

By now you should know
Tending your doubts makes them grow
Throw them out the window
Throw them out the window

Every time you look in the mirror
Every thing’s perfectly clear
You’re on the verge
You’re getting nearer

Every time you look in the mirror
Every thing’s perfectly clear
You’re on the verge
You’re getting nearer and nearer

4. Tall Buildings

The city streets see how big you can be
Chase the dollar down
Bring home the prize eight hours later
Frame it on the wall so they can see
How busy you are you busy bee
In one of those tall buildings

You can stop what you started
You can stop
You can stop what you started here

Girls dream about how life should be
Buggy’s pushed by a nanny not you or me
And a maid cleans the dust down at your feet
Go on chart your course and take your map
Care free as the breeze
You’re no lost sailor at sea

You can stop what you started
You can stop
You can stop what you started here

You can trust if your heart is
You can trust
You can trust if your heart is here

You can stop
You can stop
You can stop what you started here
You can stop what you started
You can stop
You can stop what you started here

5. Back in Town

Another strip mall parking lot
Another coffee shop
Old Christmas lights blink on and off
Grey puddles on the concrete
Kids screaming in the backseat
In the car next to mine

I’m squeezing the gas pedal
I’m biting every finger nail
Those punks with their heavy metal
I pull my collar up and my hat down
So that way I can’t be found
No one will know I’m around

Back in town
I’m back in town
Back in town

I wake in darkness every morning
Up half the night from daddy’s snoring
On repeat until you die
The 6 o’clock news on the TV
Breaded pork chops and gravy
Who’s turn is it to mow the lawn?

Mama said, you can be anything you want
You can be anything you want
You can be anything you want
See old Billy joined the navy
Isabella had a baby
Your time will surely come

Back in town
I’m back in town
Back in town…

6. About You

I know you think I really care but it’s not the truth
I don’t give a damn how your latest problem will turn out
I’ve got a whole lot of things I’d rather do right now
Than stand here being talked at for an hour like a wall

Always about you
Nothing I can contribute
Always has to be about you
You, you

What if I had some heavy news I needed to share with you
Would you be able to hear me out?
Or would you compare what I say to your own past situation
Instead of listening to my story?

Always about you
Nothing I can contribute
Always has to be about you
You, you

If only I could tell you what’s been on my mind
How you control the spotlight
But since you are a friend of mine
I’ll put it off ’til next time
Put it off ’til next time

One day you’ll be taking a bow
And as you look up towards the crowd you’ll that realize no one’s watching
They’ve all seen your show before and your old routine’s become a bore
Nobody’s buying your shit anymore

Always about you
Nothing I can contribute
Always has to be about you
You, you
Woo hoo
Boo hoo

7. Something Beautiful

No lights on in that house
Even the shades have been drawn
Feeling tired and worn out
Like cracks in the sidewalk on my way home
It’s only time, going by

It’s only time
Ain’t it something beautiful?
Something beautiful

My heart’s pounding in my head so loud
Drowns out the low hum of the city
Gold lights up the clouds over head
Like sun behind your eyes

It’s only time, going by
It’s only time
Ain’t it something beautiful?
Something beautiful
Something beautiful
Something beautiful

It’s only time, going by
It’s only time
Ain’t it something beautiful?

8. Just Imagine

Just imagine
You can lie here awhile
Rain’s sure coming down
Listen to the sound

Hearts they always say
Less than they could
Hearts they always pay
More than they should

Just imagine
The heaviness you know
Has it been so long?
She isn’t gone

Hearts they always say
Less than they could
Hearts they always pay
More than they should

So just imagine
For a moment now
Nothing’s left undone
No cloud’s hiding the sun
Just imagine
Just imagine
Just imagine

9. A Little While

On and on this road we go
Stopping who knows where
Collect those mistakes while you can
Line ‘em up pretty on the sill

A little while, that’s all we really have
Just a little while, that’s all we really have

Fly your dream just like a kite
And watch it catch on the wind
Let it go when the storm is high
Hold on tight if the air is still

A little while, that’s all we really have
Just a little while, that’s all we really have

Play with chance, your card is wild
King of diamonds
Bet it all for love won’t wait for long
It’s much warmer than dollar bills

A little while, that’s all we really have
Just a little while, that’s all we really have

Just a little while
Just a little while
Just a little while
Just a little while, that’s all we really have

10. Horizon

You went out working this morning
You looked up shading your eyes
You said babe, I’ll be home at seven
And although it’s only five

I’ve been sitting here for hours on this kitchen chair
I’ve been watching the horizon for the day to lead you there
And bring you home

The birds are singing, the garden is growing
So is our love, yes it sounds contrived but
Happiness is blooming around me
And I’ll be here when you arrive

I’ve been sitting here for hours on this kitchen chair
I’ve been watching the horizon for the day to lead you there
And bring you home

La da da…

I’ve been sitting here for hours on this kitchen chair
I’ve been watching the horizon for the day to lead you there
And bring you home

Our supper’s done, the kettle is boiling
I hear your steps coming up the drive
The evening sun’s behind you now
So I lean back slow and I breathe a sigh
‘Cause you’ve come home

11. Better

I woke up this morning
And the light stung my eyes
On and on went the alarm clock song
Begging me to rise

I listened as the cars were passing
Right outside my window
Back and forth they go to work today
And then all over again tomorrow

This is getting worse, before it gets better
This is getting worse, before it gets better
Better

So I made myself a coffee
And I sat down at the table
Looked at the piles lying on the floor
And said I don’t think I’ll bother
I won’t bother

This is getting worse, before it gets better
This is getting worse, before it gets better
Better

I think of the last time I saw you
Tears were streaming down your face
That’s not the way I wanna remember
But it’s too late now to erase
It’s too late now

This is getting worse, before it gets better
This is getting worse, before it gets better
Better
Better
It’s gonna get better

12. Save You For Last

Girls are always pretty
And boys are so silly
I’m gonna save you for last

My ice cream is melting
This chocolate’s insulting
I’m gonna save you for last

I can’t be with no one else
No one else will do
Got to have you all to myself
When this song is through

The closing chapter in a novel
I’ll hold my breath ’til the end of the tunnel
I’m gonna save you for last

A sunset on the city
Like an old crooner’s ditty
I’m gonna save you for last

I can’t be with no one else
No one else will do
Got to have you all to myself
When this song is through

Like the biggest present at Christmas
You know I’d be a fool to miss this
I’m gonna save you for last

On top of the highest tower
When I reach my final hour
I’m gonna save you
Gonna save you
Save you, save you, save you
Doo doo doot doot doo…