Ribbon Road lyrics


Still Beautiful

stand out on the street, watch the passing feet
wishing I could melt into the wall
who can see the sky as beautiful as I
who would be so foolish as to fall
walk in faded clothes, better not get close
money makes the poor man want to burn
but then you have to laugh, for dreams and being daft
it's only sailors wait for tides to turn

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it's just around the corner
see, it's coming down the road
the paper bag is burning
and it's such a heavy load

sitting in my chair, blood thinner than the air
wishing I could feel the fire glow
you only have to say, it's just another day
I missed what every childhood ought to know
and now I'm getting old, grey and not so bold
the lines around my eyes forget to smile
and sometimes they squeeze tears for stolen time and years
for I still know I'm beautiful inside

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I step out on the shore, I have to breathe some more
they've got their hands so tight around my neck
the storms have done their worst, all the river banks have burst
the ache inside my head gives me no rest
waves will wash these stones, someday I'll take you home
the waking in the night will go to sleep
and in your heart I'll hide, I'll bear nobody's pride
it's hurting and the ocean is so deep

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it's just around the corner
see, it's coming down the road
the paper bag is burning
and it's such a stony road
it's just around the corner
and my eyes forget to smile
the paper bag it burns
but I'm still beautiful inside

© Words & Music - Brenda Heslop (Ribbon Road Music)

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