A Secret Game

Behind this curtain

A secret game is being played

Out in the high mystic blue


With words unspoken

The only love that will prevail

Out in the high mystic blue


Have I wasted my chance

To be with you at last

Under tropical stars


Behind this curtain

A secret game is being played

Out in the high mystic blue


Why am I so afraid

I won’t see you again

When this life’s tailor made


Have we done this before

If I walk by the shore

Will you whisper once more


Behind this curtain

A secret game is being played

Out in the high mystic blue


Lyrics by Billy Nicholls

© Twickenham Tunes Limited

 

Without Your Love

You can show me the way

Give me a sunny day

But what does it mean without your love

If I could travel far

If I could touch the stars

Where would I be without your love.
 

Whenever I get to feel down and out

I think about what you said and then I give up
 

If I could fly away

If I could sail today

Where would I go without your love
 

And if I ever wander away too far

You come a-looking for me with open arms
 

I could forget my home

Just like a rolling stone

But who would I be without your love
 

Lyrics by Billy Nicholls

© Twickenham Tunes Limited

 

Mystic Muse

The vase is broken

And the garden door is open

The roses perfume lingers in the air
 

And though it seems you’ve gone

And not a word was spoken

The silent mystic muse is everywhere
 

And I feel your love in everything

And I see your love in everything

Just like the beads upon a string
 

Sometimes I’m all at sea

And searching for direction

Don’t even know

What I’ve been looking for
 

Maybe the one I seek

Is not on the horizon

Like those white horses

Breaking on the shore
 

And I feel your love in everything

And I see your love in everything

Just like the beads upon a string
 

Lyrics by Billy Nicholls

© Twickenham Tunes Limited

 

Gillian Cooper

I knew a girl called Gillian Cooper

She had sunlight on her face

I remember spilling my heart out to her

She said don’t worry

It’ll be ok
 

No time to say goodbye

Too young to tell why

I was so messed up

I didn’t know a thing about love

And I didn’t know who to trust

I didn’t know a thing about love
 

Under the bridge

Flows so much water

The river should be crystal clear

But it still feels dark and colder

Every time the one you love disappears
 

So what lessons have I learned

Now this tide has turned
 

Don’t ask me to judge

I still don’t know a thing about love

And I don’t know who to trust

I still don’t know a thing about love
 

Lyrics by Billy Nicholls

© Twickenham Tunes Limited

 

A Million Years

I feel the sunlight shining

Down upon my face

Spring is just a cold winter dream

Nothing’s gonna change

Nothing’s gonna change this

In a million years
 

And when I’m lost and

There’s no light to be found

You will come and show me the way

Nothing’s gonna change

Nothing’s gonna change this

In a million years
 

I look into the sky

And see the stars above

I look into your eyes

And all I see is love
 

And through the darkness

And the veil of tears

Gazing at the light of the moon

Nothing’s gonna change

Nothing’s gonna change this

In a million years

Cause all I see is you
 

Lyrics by Billy Nicholls

© Twickenham Tunes Limited

 

Everloving Arms

How could a man who sailed the seven seas

Go all that way and then come back to me

He’s given me rain when my river runs dry

Wind in my sails and the sun in the sky

Never fails
 

In your everloving arms

That’s where I wanna be

In your everloving arms

Now there’s no turning back for me

In your everloving arms

That’s where I wanna be

In your everloving arms
 

I hear them say any port in a storm

But when I get cold I know he’ll keep me warm

I see it in his smile feeling his love

Feeling so high but I feel that its all not enough
 

In your everloving arms

That’s where I wanna be

In your everloving arms

Now there’s no turning back for me

In your everloving arms

That’s where I wanna be

In your everloving arms


Lyrics by Billy Nicholls

©  Twickenham Tunes Limited

 

Just One More Night

Lyingawake I hear her heartbeat

So far away yet so close to me

I hope that I don’t talk in my sleep of the Lady
 

Trapped in a room

The cigarette smoke

The burgundy brew

And the rain on my coat

Can’t hide the lingering perfume that go with the Lady
 

Lights in the street

Making crazy shadows on a piece of old chenille

And I’m so tired of making love to her

When we both know it’s not real.
 

Just one more night

Just one more pantomime

And I might have to say farewell

Just one more game

And I won’t be afraid

To tell her that there’s someone else
 

How long can I go on with this play

Night after night

Day after day

No hooks no ties that’s how much I owe to the Lady
 

Lights in the street

Making crazy shadows on a piece of old chenille

And I’m so tired of making love to her

When we both know it’s not real.
 

Just one more night

Just one more pantomime

And I might have to say farewell

Just one more game

And I won’t be afraid

To tell her that there’s someone else
 

 Lyrics by Billy Nicholls

Copyright: Twickenham Tunes Limited

 

Brief Encounter

You come home late, and then you gaze into the fire

No change, except the look that’s in your eyes

You don’t have to speak; I know the feeling of love in vain

You’ve been far from me

But now you’re back home in my arms again
 

I never thought that brief encounter would last

I never dreamt our love would change but it has

Now I know that, to get a little closer to you

Change, it had to come
 

No more trying to make a broken dream come true

Lying about a secret rendezvous

You don’t have to speak; I know the feeling of love in vain

You’ve been far from me

But now you’re back home in my arms again.
 

I never thought that brief encounter would last

I never dreamt our love would change but it has

Now I know that, to get a little closer to you

Change, it had to come . . . . . . . . . .


Lyrics by Billy Nicholls

© Twickenham Tunes Limited

 

Waiting For A Friend

If I fell in a lake

Would you dive in or would you stand there and gape

If I drowned would you jump

Or would you let the water burst in my lungs

A stranger on the street

May be the only one on his knees

When you’re laying by the roadside waiting for a friend to come


Got my hopes, got my doubts

A gut reaction says I’ve got to find out

Who’s against, who to trust

You never know I might get killed in the rush but

A stranger on the street

May be the only one on his knees

When you’re laying by the roadside waiting for a friend to come


You laugh you think it’s a joke

Just stand there grinning

But will you be there at the post

When I ain’t winning?


Black or white, Good or bad

How many times have I done this or done that?

Every life, every one

If I knew them I’d probably take out a gun but

It’s Mother Nature’s law

To get you coming back for more

Instead of laying by the roadside

Waiting for a friend to come.


Lyrics by Billy Nicholls

© Twickenham Tunes Limited

 

Amy

This little tune was always meant for you.

Though it was written many many years ago
 

Amy. Amy
 

Hypnotized by your tiny face

Angels wait for the moment you drift away

Amy my love
 

One little girl I know

Is getting tired

One little girl I know is very sleepy now
 

Amy. Amy


Wrapped in cotton so peacefully

Smiling Sweetly

I wonder what you dream

Amy my love


Lyrics by Billy Nicholls

© Twickenham Tunes Limited