Whaler

whaler

Sophie’s second album Whaler featured the Top 10 hit “As I Lay Me Down” (one of longest charting radio tracks in the history of Billboard Magazine — logging in at 67 weeks).

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1. Right Beside You

I'm dancing in the shadows of life
And death is all around me tonight
I miss you making love to me right
Beside myself I'm holding you tight
Someone is waiting for me to rise
And dive into the ocean I cried
And I cried and I cried my baby to sleep
Beside myself my soul to keep

Right beside you I see
Right beside you I stay
Right beside you I'll be
Right beside you always

We're dancing in the shade of the summer sun
The drums are playing the change to come
Was yesterday in the heat
Beside myself I need to keep

Right beside you I feel
Right beside you I am
Right beside you I kneel
Right beside you I stand
Right beside you I see
Right beside you I stay
Right beside you I'll be
Right beside you always

Driving into town with the top down
Sun sinking low into the water I can feel your speed
One hand on the wheel one hand on my knee
I can tell you what I want you can tell me what you need
Darling nights are getting cooler and the city's so close
There's a place we can do it somewhere right along the coast
We'll arrive on time just a little bit late
It's not a matter of style just a lesson in taste

I remember when I was a child
You made me up to be your lover
Now I'm sitting right beside you
Other people still exist
I don't pretend to love them less but darling
When you drive this way I lose my breath

Right beside you I feel
Right beside you I am
Right beside you I kneel
Right beside you I stand
Right beside you I see
Right beside you I stay
Right beside you I'll be
Right beside you

Always

2. Did We Not Choose Each Other

I'm a wounded soldier on a downtown train to your place
You've launched a secret heart with your face
You don't always say what I want to hear but you move me
Across the rooftops and into the deepest blue sea

Did we not choose each other
Are we just heroes for a day
This time I will stand by you
And mine is the heart I will save

I drew a hard line but I just can't see it
You colours are bleeding all over my bullshit
I wanna be your star but I gotta learn to feel myself
I want your love and I need your help

Did we not choose each other
Are we just heroes for a day
This time I will stand by you
And mine is the heart I will save
Can we not judge each other
I'd rather wipe your tears away
I can follow my heart till the end
But I just can't choose the way

Just because we live like dolphins together
So many reasons to break the wave
We can swim from streetlamp to streetlamp whatever
We can be kissing in the rain.

Can we not judge each other
I'd rather wipe your tears away
I can follow my heart till the end
But I just can't choose the way

Listen baby listen baby don't you do me wrong
I can make my bed you can sing your song
Ain't nobody else gonna make you shine
If it's truth you seek then darling love you'll find
I don't wanna I don't wanna take your pain away
It isn't yours to give it isn't mine to save
Here's my heart here's my hand here's my soul
Take it in take it apart take it easy let it go

3. Dont Tell Me No

I never thought that I could
Crush upon your sandy shores
Like the feeling of your warm security
It's not like me

Now I come with strange excitement
At your very touch I'm frightened
Don't I ask too much you tell me
'Long as I can keep on yelling

Don't don't tell me no
I want you to take my hand
Never ever let it go
Even if I make you mad
Darling every bit of love you give
You will get more back
If you believe it

Who cares if it's forever
There's no time when we're together
Who cares if we don't worry
We don't even have to hurry

This is our world awaiting
For the sweetest penetrating
Love that we have found
Why can't we splatter it around and around.

Why don't you stay
You make me laugh like it's for ever
And cry like I have never
You heal my pain
Why can't we pray
Let's take the time to feel the weather
And love the world together
It's the only way.

4. As I Lay Me Down

It felt like spring time on this February morning
In the courtyard birds were singing your praise
I'm still recalling things you said to make me feel alright
I carried them with me today
Now

As I lay me down to sleep
This I pray
That you will hold me dear
Though I'm far away
I'll whisper your name
Into the sky
And I will wake up happy

I wonder why I feel so high
Though I am not above the sorrow
Heavy hearted
Till you call my name
And it sounds like church bells
Or the whistle of a train
On a summer evening
I'll run to meet you
Barefoot barely breathing

As I lay me down to sleep
This I pray
That you will hold me dear
Though I'm far away
I'll whisper your name into the sky
And I will wake up happy

It's not too near for me
Like a flower I need the rain
Though it's not clear to me
Every season has its change
And I will see you
When the sun comes out again

5. Swing from Limb to Limb

Falling falling
Into the river of your soul for me to know
I am floating on this current to somewhere where love abounds
Distant calling
The sun goes down the beasts start home say come along
I ain't about to shake off this sweet water it's warm

Oh babe you weren't wrong
I swing from limb to limb but it's your stuff
that keeps me hanging on
My home is in your jungle
With your skies so blue
Those monkeys gave us much to love
you copy me I'll copy you

Kissing kissing
Beneath the trees we know so well
If they could tell
Of generations
Hugging hugging
And rubbing go much slower
As you get low
I don't want to miss on one sensation

Oh babe you weren't wrong
I swing from limb to limb but it's your stuff that keeps me hanging on
My home is in your jungle, with your skies so blue
Those monkeys gave us much to love, you copy me I'll copy you

Babe it's alright
I can swing on anything as long as when I come you hold me tight
My home is in your jungle, with your skies so blue
Those monkeys left us much to learn
You show me how I'll show you too

6. True Romance

Try
To make me run away
I will only hang around and wait
For you
I could never fall too fast
I found my true love at last

In you
And it would make me cry
If you should ever leave my side
Darling put your hand in mine
Come with me now we can fly

To paradise
How can we doubt it
We can't live without it
So fine

Come
Into my open wounds
Don't ask me if I'd die for you
Darling it's not worth living
Under any other circumstance
This is a true
This is a true romance

7. Let Me Love You Up

Baby I dreamed of you last night
It was a lovely dream alright
I wish that this one could come true
'Cause it was made for you and me
So I'm Scorpio and Scorpios know
What is soon to come
How can I help who I am
It's the truth I'm no lamb
But I won't do you no harm

Let me love let me love let me love let me love you up
S’il te plait
Let me love let me love let me love let me love you up
Aah mon cocur francais

Te sourviens-tu de la nuit du manége
Pour moi c'etait vrai happiness
And it could only be shared by us two
Comme une bissou
Tu me manques tu me manques
Tu me donnes des frissons
Don't be long j'ai besoin de tu
Enchantée c'est Paris
Au revoir c'est la vie
But I won't let go of you

Let me love let me love let me love let me love you up
Aah doucement oui
Let me love let me love let me love let me love you up
Maintenant ici
Let me love let me love let me love let me love you up
S'il te plait
Let me love let me love let me love let me love you up
Aah mon coeur francais

I don't care
Tous sont juste dans I'amour et la guerre
How can we speak of love that runs so deep
Sssh secretly

8. The Ballad of Sleeping Beauty

You don't know why I'm crazy
I don't know why you're blue
You messed with my head
You messed with the dead
Now I'm gonna mess with you
I don't know why you're lazy
I'm so in love with you
What's God gonna see
Who's God gonna know
When's God gonna help us through
I can't deny I can't explain I can't reply
I can't refrain
I want his hands I want his chest I want his feet
I want his sex
I am the child I am the whore I am the wild woman
at your door
I need to touch I need to talk I need to love I need to
give you you up

What am I fighting for
If I win I lose my life
I need you more and more to
break my will tonight

Only love can set us free
Only love can bear the truth
Only love can bring us peace
Only love can save me and you

Oh daddy what I've been thinking
Only heaven knows
What's Ma gonna see who's Ma gonna blame
When's Mama gonna carry you home

I have the urge I have the mind
I have the touch I drank the wine
I want the loss I want the pain I want to start my life again
I can't define I can't forget I can't explain the feeling of regret
I know the dead I'm not alone I made my bed
I want to let you you go

What am I frightened for
If I speak I lose my mind
You've broken down the door and there is no place to hide

Only love can set us free
Only love can bear the truth
Only love can bring us peace
Only love can save me and you
Only love can purify
Only love can conquer fear
Only love can testify
Only love can make a miracle of life

9. I Need Nothing Else

I ain't gonna be your fool
You know this lady is not waiting for words untrue
I have to die

'Cause I'd rather crawl home bleeding than be
Chained to you I love your freedom
Hate me need me love me tease me beg me
Please me take me breathe me
Baby you know I'm trouble still you
Wanna be the one to smash my bubble
How strong how tough how sweet how
Must You feel to rough me up for real

In love I trust I put my faith
To make me happy to keep me safe
In you I find a way to lose myself
Thrill me baby I need nothing else

I ain't gonna be your dog
You know this lady's contemplating your
worth at all
I'll make you cry

'Cause I'd rather lose you than lose my way
Oh you know I don't mean it I only suffer when I go astray
Your words they sting you make me sing
I want to bring you everything
Jesus I feel what you mean to me
I want to meet you on a dirt road and walk with you endlessly
Oh Lord my God when you get hard
How can I stop how can I not

In love I trust I put my faith
To make me happy to keep me safe
In you I see the brightest star
That burns inside me and breaks my heart
And when I cry the deepest hurting
Cleans my soul relieves my burden
In you I find a way to lose myself
Thrill me baby I need nothing else

In love I must feel all my pain
And all my joy and all my shame
And every time you call on me
Through my struggles you set me free
To feel your power your gracious strength
And on my knees it's your restraint
That makes me find one greater than myself
Love me baby love me baby,
I need I need I need I need
I need nothing else

10. Sometimes I See

I cannot claim
Life is more than a game
Sometimes I
Crave to behave
In the absence of care
I know I'll never keep happiness there
Oh but when he ran his hands through my hair
I stopped believing that winning by cheating's unfair

And I have not seen
Life is more than a dream
Sometimes I
Seem to be fine
In the absence of time
I know I'll never find reason or rhyme
More exciting than the sound of his sighs
I stop believing this dream that I'm weaving is mine
Oh

Try with your vicious greed
To cast off your need for me
Try to run free of me
Crawl on your knees for me
Why are you so afraid
To lose what's not yours to save
To savour the sweetest taste for free

And I can't pretend
Love goes on without end
Sometimes I
Need to be free
Of a passion or three
I guess the fruit can't fall far from the tree
Dare I imagine what I might find waiting for me
Trust me I'll only be true to my own destiny
So

Try with your vicious greed
To cast off your need for me
Try to run free of me
Crawl on your knees for me
Why are you so afraid
To lose what's not yours to save
To savour the sweetest taste for free
Sometimes
I see

11. Mr Tugboat Hello

You won't be strong
For me I'm sure
Oh how could I have lost my heart
To one so insecure
Desire
Hard to resist
But for whom
I exist

Love I give my eyes to read your signs
No compromise your faith is mine
I don't despise the endless time
It takes to realize that I
Am just a fool
Though you were cruel
To show me paradise so soon

I don't know why
I hardly care
Happy disillusions fade
When passion's in the air
Fire water and salt
Madness inspired
Pain
Let it remain my fault

Hate me for a while I saw you cheat
It's not my style to break the heat
Murder is vile and death is sweet
I have to smile at my defeat
Yes I'm insane
Though just the same
You must have recognized my name

Mr. Tugboat hello
Ocean liner
Finer day no ma'am
Oooh and I have no plans
Just to do as I please
Back to the breeze
Oh sailing round my island
Everybody's outside
Love has arrived
I wanna be your friend
Living it up together baby
Give me up I'll
Drive you crazy
Can't find me a baby
So climb

The story's true
I can't deny
First thing I was born to see
Was mama cry
Raspberries and wine
Boxing gloves
Train stations and valentines

Paris I'm in debt I can't come home
My lips are wet I hate the phone
J'ai un regrette et mes chansons
I bumped my head while you were gone
You thought for you
As though for two