My House
(Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer)

Have you seen my house?
It says all right now
It’s where I feel safe
It’s where I live now
And if I lived before
Then I don’t know how
Have you seen my house?
It’s where I live now

I’ve lived by the sea, where the wind blows loud
And I’ve pushed through the streets & the city crowd
I’ve had cats on the wall, bats in the hall
But nothing compares to now

Have you seen my house?
It says all right now
It’s where I feel safe
It’s where I live now
And if I lived before
Then I don’t know how
Have you seen my house?
That’s where I live now

There was a place that I remember well
Where people came & people went
Just like ships in the night, in love or in flight
So many tales to tell 

But every door led to a heartache
In every room you’d find a tear
Now in every corner there is sunlight
Since he’s been here

Have you seen his heart?
It says all right now
It’s where I feel safe
It’s where I live now
And if I lived before
Then I don’t know how
Have you seen his heart?
That’s where I live now

The Fox
(Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer)

You come on to me with a smile that is sweet
And a goal that you’re out to fulfill
But I know all about you & the way that you work
Like a fox with a taste for the kill

And if you can get just a sniff of your prey
Just an inkling you might realise the thrill
If you feel there’s a chance you could squeeze through the wire
If you can then you probably will

Chorus:
But don’t think you’ll be doing that to me
I’m not such a fool as you think
I could end it right now
It would all be forgotten
Just go, leave your cup in the sink

There’s a tale going round of a love that you found
With a good but a vulnerable heart
And when he thought it was right
You just turned out the light
And left him for dead & the dark

Chorus:
Don’t think you’ll be doing that to me
You’ll be biting off more than you can chew
Cause if you think I’m the same
As the others you’ve claimed
There’s a big surprise coming to you

You think I can’t see how you’re looking at me
You feel undetected for now
But the glow from the hearth lights the shape of your hand
And that now famous curl of your mouth

Chorus:
Don’t think you’ll be doing that to me
You mistake me for somebody else
But there’s things you don’t know
That I’m not bout to tell you
That’s I’m saving for someone who cares

But don’t think you’ll be doing that to me
You’ll be way down the road ‘fore it hits
Guess I’ll miss your caress
The way you undress
And okay, I loved you a bit

Tea For One
(Paul Walker)
 
I hate it when you’re gone
And all that’s left is empty rooms
Perfume bottles, empty strewn across the bathroom shelf
I’m drinking to my health
To all the things I won’t do now
Well here’s to life, cheers anyhow
I’m making tea for one
I hate it when you’re gone
 
I hate the way I feel
Where’s that confidence that’s me
The gallant heart for all to see
Has left the room for now
I’ll take my final bow
I’ll pack my props & stage away
I’ll climb back in my cage & say
I never was the one
I hate it when you’re gone
 
So if you think like me
You’ll know the way I’m feeling now
Well here’s to life, cheers anyhow
I’m making tea for one
I hate it when you’re gone
I hate it when you’re gone
I hate it when you’re gone
 
Play Me A Love Song
(Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer)
 
The bar almost empty, the night nearly done
Just two songs to sing & away we can run
A man on a bar stool in love with his glass
One more at the table whose best days are past
A couple are fighting over old love affairs
And the barman is dreaming of millionaires
 
Chorus:
Then play me a love song, comes a call from the floor
I need something to sing as I walk out the door
The streets will be lonely, the streets will be cold
There’s nobody waiting, there’s no-one to hold
So play me a love song, then I can go home
 
Just a voice in the darkness but no-one in view
Then out of the shadows, a face that I knew
I remembered a summer somewhere in my past
And a young man who promised a love that would last
The face had grown older, the body more thin
But I still hear the music come deep from within
 
Chorus:
Play me a love song, was the call from the floor
I need something to sing as I walk out the door
The streets will be lonely, the sheets will be cold
There’s nobody waiting, there’ll be no-one to hold
So play me a love song, then I can go home
 
Bridge:
The heart that was broken, the words still unsaid
They’re boxed with the memories under the bed
 
Chorus:
Play me a love song, was the call from the floor
I need something to sing as I walk out the door
The streets will be lonely, the sheets will be cold
There’s nobody waiting, no-one to hold
So play me a love song, then I can go home
 

Life Of Plenty
(Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer)

I don’t want for money
Possessions I have many
Got food to feed an army
It’s barmy
Got shoes for every weather
The blues they get me never
My belly’s full believe me
It comes so easy

Chorus:
But in this life of plenty
Scrutiny reveals
A part of me that’s empty 
And down at heel
Call it satisfaction
Or call it my reaction
To a life of milk & honey
It’s almost funny

Chorus:
‘Cause in this life of plenty
Scrutiny reveals
A part of me that’s empty 
And down at heel

Bridge:
Why is that country crying?
Why is that young man dying?
For whom’s that family grieving?
Who’s is that heart that bleeding?
No I don’t want for money
I don’t want for money

Chorus:
‘Cause in this life of plenty
Scrutiny reveals
A part of me that’s empty 
And down at heel
I don’t want for money
Possessions I have many
Got food to feed an army
I don’t want for money
I don’t want for money

Marble Town
(Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer)
 
She met her love in Marble Town
On streets of coal she gave her heart
Her hair of gold his eyes of brown
Fal de lal le dae
And as the evening sun went down
They swore themselves were ne’er to part
And in that town their hearts did melt away
 
In Marble town, in Marble town she came
 
He gave to her a ring to wear
On streets of coal she gave her heart
And for her love a ringlet fair
Fal de lal le dae
They married in the chapel there
And swore themselves were ne’er to part
Bells were rung & songs were sung that day
 
In Marble town, in Marble town she gave
 
Then one night she heard him cry
On streets of coal she gave her heart
By morning time he’d left her side
Fal de lal le dae
She walked the streets from dawn till night
They swore themselves were ne’er to part
And she asked her god how love could slip away
 
In Marble town, in Marble town she prayed
 
Pushing through the wailing crowd
On streets of coal she gave her heart
There her love lay on the ground
Fal de lal le dae
And through his heart a blade she found
They swore themselves were ne’er to part
And on his lips a ringlet fair as May
 
In Marble town, in Marble town they lay
 
 
Tell The Folks Back Home
(Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer)
 
I packed some clothes, my singing shoes & loaded up the car
Some CDs & a microphone, then squeezed in my guitar
I’m heading for the southlands where someday I’ll be a star
No more lay-bys, no more drunken bars
 
Then you can tell the folks back home that I’m famous
With limousines that wait at every door
Feeling ten-feet tall, as the crowd calls out for more
Trying to keep my head from spinning
But at last it seems I’m winning
Say I’ll tell them all about it when I’m home
 
I could not believe that neon sign next day when I arrived
Beaming out my face & name, it almost made me blind
I thought I’d be a stranger but it seems this town is mine
Hold the front page, this could be my time
 
Then you can tell the folks back home that I’m famous
With limousines that wait at every door
Feeling ten-feet tall, as the crowd calls out for more
Trying to keep my head from spinning
But at last it seems I’m winning
Say I’ll tell them all about it when I’m home
 
Now the papers want to know about my past & what is next
Take pictures with some woman they’ve got hangin’ round my neck
They didn’t even ask about the thing I do the best
But who’s complaining, hey, not me, I must confess
 
No, you can tell the folks back home that I’m famous
With limousines that wait at every door
Feeling ten-feet tall, as the crowd calls out for more
Trying to keep my head from spinning
But at last it seems I’m winning
Say I’ll tell them all about it when I’m home
 
Then suddenly I wake to hear a banging on my door
Someone shouts “get out of here before I call the law
It looks like tonight I will be searching for a floor
Bring me back the dream I had before
Looks like tonight I will be searching for a floor
Bring me back the dream I had before
 
Oh Lord, just tell the folks back home that I’m famous
With limousines that wait at every door
Feeling ten-feet tall, as the crowd calls out for more
Trying to keep my head from spinning
But at last it seems I’m winning
Say I’ll tell them all about it when I’m home
 

The Whole Charade
(Paul Walker and Karen Pfeiffer)

When I was young, a long time gone now
I took the road from Cork to Kerry
I’d been travelling thirty days 
Or more, I can’t recall

She was standing by the shelter
In her eyes the light of morning
I asked where I’d find a bed
Or some place I could rest

Chorus:
Now here I go, bear my soul
Uncover the whole charade I turned out to be
I’d forget all I know, I would fight & I’d grovel
If she’d come back to me

And she said, “come with me, your eyes are gentle
Stay a while & I will feed you”
Time it past & love came quickly
A love like never before

Chorus:
So here I go, bear my soul
Uncover the whole charade I turned out to be
I’d forget all I know, I would fight & I’d grovel
If she’d come back to me

I loved her much but I left her many
Those rolling hills they’d call out for me
Once I returned & the rooms were dark
And her chair was empty & cold

Bridge:
And she cried, “all the days that I worried
All the nights that I trembled with cold
So much to love but so hard to hold”

Chorus:
And here I go, bear my soul
Uncover the whole charade I turned out to be
I’d forget all I know, I would fight & I’d grovel
If she’d come back to me
If she’d come back, if she’d come backI’d cut off my hair
I’d quit all my travelling
I’d even trade this old guitar
If she’d come back to me

 

Lift This Weight
(Unknown writer (Chorus) / remaining lyrics by Paul Walker)

Could be a million years ago
When you look at what is left
When pots & crocs, coal & steel
Were words that made us best
Walk by any Longton Street
Or amongst the crumbling kilns
Listen for the voices
I swear they echo still

Chorus:
Hey Jack won’t you lift this weight with me my friend
Hey Jack won’t you lift this weight with me
Thanks Jack, it was breaking my back
'Till you lift this weight with me
Now you’ve made it all so easy

People stood together
No care for who had what
Potters, miners, Shelton Bar lads
They worked for what they got
As a boy they scared me
With their blackened eyes & hands
How quickly would we join the queue
To do that work again

Chorus:
Hey Jack won’t you lift this weight with me my friend
Hey Jack won’t you lift this weight with me
Thanks Jack, it was breaking my back'
'Till you lift this weight with me
Now you’ve made it all so easy

Stoke on Trent’s a funny place
Never had no redwood pines
Just loads of dirty faces
Walking from the dirty mines
But was it all a better place
Were those our cherished times
I think maybe, I’d go back now
If just to hear those lines

Chorus:
Hey Jack won’t you lift this weight with me my friend
Hey Jack won’t you lift this weight with me
Thanks Jack, it was breaking my back'
'Till you lift this weight with me
Now you’ve made it all so easy

 

 

If You Were A Mountain
(Paul Walker and Karen Pfeiffer)
 
If you were a mountain and I was the morning dew
I’d cover your body the way that the sun’s kisses do
If you were a mountain, if you were a mountain
If you were a mountain and I was the morning dew
 
If you were the sky and I was a shooting star
I’d fall through the heavens and burn in the depths of your heart
If you were the sky, if you were the sky
If you were the sky and I was a shooting star
 
Chorus:
But you are a tree and I’m just a falling leaf
Cast to the ground and left to the wind and the sleet
Now who will I cling to tonight?
Who’s going to sway me to sleep?
And how sweet will you sing ‘neath the moon
How sweet will you sing ‘neath the moon
How sweet will you sing ‘neath the moon
Without me in the breeze
 
If you were the sand and I was the rolling sea
I’d tell you each day of my travels and wonders I’d seen
If you were the sand, if you were the sand
If you were the sand and I was the rolling sea
 
Chorus:
But you are a tree and I’m just a falling leaf
Cast to the ground and left to the wind and the sleet
Now who will I cling to tonight?
Who’s going to sway me to sleep?
And how sweet will you sing ‘neath the moon
How sweet will you sing ‘neath the moon
How sweet will you sing ‘neath the moon
Without me in the breeze
 
If you were a mountain and I was the morning dew
 
One By One
(Paul Walker)
 
I dreamed I was an ancient traveller, high upon the sea
Seeking out a way to you, the stars were guiding me
Will this dream come back to haunt me?
Has my nightmare just begun?
Or should I count my blessings, One by One?
Will this dream come back to haunt me?
Has my nightmare just begun?
Or should I count my blessings, One by One?
 
 
I caught the tide & sailed for home, to where I thought you’d be
On my knees & to the moon, I prayed for calmer sea
Will this ocean take me?
Will it wash me clean away?
Or will your hand reach out & save me & save my day?
Will this ocean take me?
Will it wash me clean away?
Or will your hand reach out & save me & save my day?
 
 
Am I standing on the rock beside you or sinking in the sand?
My hand is bare, no light to guide or show you who I am
I know it’s not forever
One day I’ll look & you’ll be gone
So I’ll live out our days together One by One
I know it’s not forever
One day I’ll look & you’ll be gone
So I’ll live out our days together One by One
 
Another Man
(Paul Walker)
 
The trouble with my baby is she loves Another Man
If you look at her it isn’t hard to see
The trouble with my baby is she loves Another Man
 
The breakfast table’s silent as she sips her cup of tea
Something else is on her mind
There’s something churning deep inside
And on her way to work she’ll check her phone & hope to see
Words that say the flame is still alight
 
The trouble with my baby is she loves Another Man
If you look at her it isn’t hard to see
The trouble with my baby is she loves Another Man
 
She’s sitting in her office, there’s a meeting in an hour
Her secretary sets the scene
But her words are like some distant dream
Then off to lunch, it’s like she’s almost skipping through the town
For fifteen minutes heaven, or so it seems
 
You see, the trouble with my baby is she loves Another Man
If you look at her it isn’t hard to see
The trouble with my baby is she loves Another Man
But luckily ….. The other man is ME!
 
Yes, the trouble with my baby is she loves Another Man
If you look at her it isn’t hard to see
The trouble with my baby is she loves Another Man
But luckily ….. The other man is ME!
But luckily ….. The other man is ME!
Thank God ….. The other man is ME!
 
I Don’t Wanna Go To Work Today
(Paul Walker)
 
I don’t wanna go to work today
Don’t wanna take the train that takes my brain & soul away
I don’t wanna have to talk that talk
Don’t wanna have to say my world is great & all that stuff
 
Got nothing to explain, no aches or pains to justify to you
I know what the rulebooks say
Don’t wanna go to work today
 
I’d rather stay in bed with you
I’ll make coffee, you take off the morning too
We’ll sleep until about eleven
We’ll lie like spoons like lovers do, hey, who needs heaven?
I’ve just remembered our new dvd
The one I bought on Friday with Depp & Keira Knightly
Said you wanted to see
Then later we could light a fire
Curl-up on the couch, shut the whole world out
Take the whole thing higher


Got nothing to explain, no cool refrain to justify my mood
No matter what the rulebooks say
Don’t wanna go to work today
 
I don’t wanna go to work today
Don’t wanna take the train that takes my brain & soul away
I don’t wanna have to talk that talk
Don’t wanna have to say my world is great & all that stuff
 
Got nothing to explain, no aches or pains to justify to you
I know what the rulebooks say
Don’t wanna go to work today
 
Got nothing to explain, no cool refrain to justify my mood
No matter what the rulebooks say
Don’t wanna go to work today