You Can Never Come Back

by The Broken-Hearted Few

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released September 24, 2018

All songs* by Betty Manson and Maria Piacentini
Vocals - Maria and Betty
Double bass - Maria
Banjo - Betty
Guitars - Neil Manson, Dan Haywood and Betty
Produced by Dan and TBHF
Mixed by Dan with Sam Parkinson
Recorded, engineered and mastered by Sam at Stonegate Studios, Bentham

© 2018 The Broken-Hearted Few, all rights reserved *except Maiden Fair lyrics © Chris Lambert, 2013 from the poem 'Can you hear me Maiden Fair' from 'Tales from the Black Meadow' (Exiled Publications), and Joan of Arc © L Cohen (Sony/ATV)

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Track Name: Hidden from the Sun
You hide yourself behind a veil
Of empty words that never fail
To keep your face, your drop dead face
Hidden from the sun

You think a smile can solve it all
Even when behind the wall
There is no smile, no smile on the face
Kept hidden from the sun

You're torn between the shadows and the sun
Caught up in the lies, the lies you’ve spun
You're torn between the shadows and the sun
And everyone you know, is going to cut and run

You tell yourself it'll be ok
Behind your back your friends all say
They don't know who, who you are
Hidden from the sun

You're in the dark you're out of view
In just the way you wanted to
Be out of sight, out of mind
When you’re hidden from the sun

You think that people know you
They know you, but know you they don't
You think that they will come to you
Warm to you, know that they won't.

You're torn between the shadows and the sun
Caught up in the lies, the lies you’ve spun
You're torn between the shadows and the sun
And everyone you know, is going to cut and run

You're torn between the shadow and the sun
And everyone you know, is going to cut and run
Track Name: Sunshine
I want to love you in the daytime
I want to love you in the sunshine
I want to love you in the night-time
I want to get you alone
I want to take you home

I want you
You know what I want to do
I want you
I want to get you alone
I want to take you home

You’ve loved me in the daytime
You’ve loved me in the sunshine
And now we’ve loved in the night-time
I think that I’ll go home
I want to be alone

Just to see
What you mean to me
Just to see
If we are meant to be
If we are meant to be

Well, all through the night
You’ve been in my head
But where I want you baby is
Here in my bed
Yes, here in my bed

And I love you in the daytime
And I love you in the sunshine
And I love you through the night-time
Come on, it’s time to go home
We’ll be alone
Track Name: Leo's Song
When Leo was here
You never brought him flowers
You never cared where he was
In the darkest hours
Leo cried all of the time

Leo cried all of the time
Maybe he couldn’t see the day
When God would give him peace of mind
Leo cried all of the time.

Now Leo’s gone
Everybody wants to know
Why was he so sad
We should never have let him go
Leo please come on home

Leo please come on home
We’re sorry that we hurt you
We’re sorry to the bone
Leo please come on home

But all the glassy tears
Of those he left behind
Washed all the memories clean
Of the ways they’d been unkind
Lord have mercy on their souls

Lord have mercy on our souls
We tried so hard to help him
He was a sad and lonely boy
Lord have mercy on our souls

Leo’s got away now
He’s never coming back
He smiles as he stares
Out along the railway track
Leo’s never coming back

He is never coming back
He moved away from the people
Who never gave a damn
Leo is never coming back.

Sometimes you must escape from those
Who don’t really care for you
Change your life, change your friends
Maybe change your family too
The whole world’s waiting there for you

The whole world’s waiting there for you
Take your life in your own hands
You’ll find the love you never knew
The whole world’s waiting there for you
Track Name: Night Geometry
Entwined: Wrapped up together
Can't get enough of each other
His arms circle her
Safe and complete

Make me feel that I’m alive
I want proof that I am here
Make me feel that I’m alive
I want proof that I am here

Entrapped: Suffocating pressure
Stealing her space
He crushes her
She’s overwhelmed

Make me feel that I’m alive
I want proof that I am here
Make me feel that I’m alive
I want proof that I am here

Apart: Lying still and separate
Living parallel lives
He’s so far away
Her sorrow fills the night

Make me feel that I’m alive
I want proof that I am here
Make me feel that I’m alive
I want proof that I am here

Make me feel that I'm alive
Make me feel that I'm alive
Track Name: I Don't Think I Love You
I tried to keep my heart safe, didn’t want to fall in love
It was easier to shut down, than have feelings too hard to be rid of
Stayed back from loving you, didn’t open that door
Kept my feelings locked away, ‘cos I wanted more

I don’t think I love you, the way that you love me
I don’t think I love you, the way that you love me
I don’t think I want you, the way that you want me
Oh, I don’t think I love you, the way that you love me

I saw you standing there; I saw your hopeful face
Your eyes full of love, full of memories of what you gave
Everybody knew it was me you adored
Put your life on hold for me, but I needed more

I don’t think I love you, the way that you love me
I don’t think I love you, the way that you love me
I don’t think I want you, the way that you want me
Oh, I don’t think I love you, the way that you love me

Ah-ah, I can’t breathe
Ah-ah I can’t leave
Ah-ah, I can’t breathe
Ah-ah, I can’t leave

I don’t think I love you, the way that you love me
I don’t think I love you, the way that you love me
I don’t think I want you, the way that you want me
Oh, I don’t think I love you, the way that you love me
Track Name: Verdigris
Open your hand, see the stain
Open your hand, see the stain
Hold the copper, oh hold the copper
You’ll get your train

Light the dynamite, wait and see
Light the dynamite, wait and see
Feel the blast yeah feel the blast
Francis and me

All your scorn I forgave
All of your scorn I forgave
I killed the birds, I killed the birds
It don’t make me brave

I play my hand I am free
I play my hand I am free
Oh let them stay, please let them stay
Here on my knee

I am lost, I can’t see
I’m so lost, I can’t see
Why did I come here, why did I come here
Oh verdigris

Why did I come here, why did I come here
Oh verdigris

Why did I come here, why did I come here
Oh verdigris
Track Name: Storm
They sing like angels, everybody said
Voices swoop and soar
O’er the ocean lies a merry fay
We reached those special chords

We could send letters
Us upfront, Roddy sang his song
In deep communion with those sorry souls
We wept and crooned along

The King was singing, as we waved goodbye
Who knew it was the last time we’d see
You, your awkward smile, your funny face
And he sang, I’d rather be me

There’s a place you’re searching for
Where you can sing alone
That stone garden, where the wild flowers grow
You can rest your broken-down smile

Their sympathy smothers us
Singing our song, voices swoop and soar
A storm is raging, the sky is black
We’re here, forever more

A storm is raging, the sky is black
Track Name: You Can Never Come Back
Can we come to some kind of deal
Where you just leave me alone
Don’t sit back in your Armani suit
Fluffing the feathers of your crow

Nobody loves you, you know
But the desperate, the empty, the low
Nobody loves you, you know
But the desperate, the empty, the low

Take your look of pity
Your tiresome smile
Stop tapping your cane on the floor
Turn to face Amen Corner
Sing your song to the boys at the door
I can’t stop the flood of the bile nor the flow

Nobody loves you, you know
But the desperate, the empty, the low
Nobody loves you, you know
But the desperate the empty the low

Darling, you know I hold all the cards
And you know when I turn up again
The short black sword will make you gape
And you’ll flail around to make your escape
Wield your flowers like a blade
Pull the hairpin out of your hand grenade
And I know you love me, you know
Defeated, you’re empty, you’re low

I don’t fear you and I promise you this
I’ll never bow for your kiss
I’m damned if I’ll bow for your kiss

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