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Heather Nova Lyrics

Introduction
Glow Stars - Oyster - Siren - South - Storm - Redbird
The Jasmine Flower
B-Sides
Heather Frith EP - Together As One

Lyrics run by: Cassander

LYRICS - B-SIDES (1995-2001)

Heart And Shoulder

Song Index:
Home
Blind
Like A Hurricane
I'm On Fire
Grow Young
Water From Wine
Ship Song
Many Rivers To Cross
Nothing
Days And Nights
Man In The Ocean
In The Garden
Sweet November
Paint The World

Thanks to Estellem and Bene for their feedback and assistance.


HOME
by Heather Nova

(Verse 1)
Take me home
Send me on a ship
My life leaves me
Homesick

(Chorus A)
Home
I forget myself
Home
I can't let myself
Let myself go

(Verse 2)
Miss my baby bones
And the way they felt
I've been aching (mm)
Mother's milk

(Chorus B)
Home
I forget myself
Home
I can't let myself
Let myself (go)

(Break)
I don't wanna be only bereft
I don't wanna get smartest in my heart
Somebody to cut what I can't chew
Fill me up like it fills the room

(Guitar Solo)

(Verse 3)
Got my big girl
Body and shoes
Sometimes lately
It's hard to choose

(Chorus C)
Home (can't let myself go)
I forget myself
Home (can't let myself go)
I can't let myself go

(Chorus D/Denouement)
Home (can't let myself)
I forget myself
Home (can't let myself go)
I can't let myself
Let myself, let myself
Let myself, let myself go


BLIND
by Heather Nova and Martin Glover (Youth)

(Verse 1)
I've been searching for the answers
I've been diving in the sea
I've been haunted by the shadows
Of what we could have been

(Verse 2)
And it's not that I'm broken
And it isn't that I bleed
But when you pulled the stars from heaven
It got so hard to see

(Bridge)
And where would I put my hands now?

(Chorus A)
It's over now, and we had our time
It's over now, and we had our time
But you leave me blind
Yeah, you leave me blind

(Verse 3)
Dove for the treasures
We went deep down for the pearls
And we could've cracked it open
Yeah, it could have been so good

(Bridge)

(Chorus B)
It's over now, and we had our time
It's over now, and we had our time

(Break)
I feel this pain (hah), I know I'm alive (hah)
If love is wrong, then I'm doing time
I feel myself (hah), small like a child (hah)
Love is gone, how will I survive?
It's everywhere, it's in the trees
All those stars that I can't see
I'm blind (hah), I'm blind (hah), I'm blind (hah)

(Verse 4)
And how will you think of us?
A crease along your hand?
Lying at these temple doors
Beautiful and sad

(Bridge)

(Chorus A)

(Denouement)
'ind
It's in the tree
All those song and I can't see
Oh, you leave me, you leave
You leave me blind, blind

Oo, you leave me, you leave me
It's in the trees
You leave me, you leave me
Blind


LIKE A HURRICANE
by Neil Young

(Verse 1)
Once I thought I saw you in a crowded hazy bar
Dancing in the light from star to star
Far across the moonbeams, I know just who you are
I saw your brown eyes turning once to fire

(Chorus)
You are like a hurricane
There's calm in your eye
And I'm getting blown away
Somewhere safer where the feeling stays
I wanna love you, but I get so blown away

(Verse 2)
I am just a dreamer, and you are just a dream
You could have been anyone to me
Before that moment you touched my lips
That moment when time just slips away
Beneath us on our foggy trail

(Chorus)

(Break)
Ye-eah, ee-ee, yeah, blown away
Ye-eah, ee-ee, yeah, yeah

(Verse 2)

(Chorus)


I'M ON FIRE
by Bruce Springsteen

(Verse 1)
Hey, little boy, is your mother home?
Did she go and leave you all alone?
I got a bad desire
Oo-oo-oo, I'm on fire

(Verse 2)
Tell me now, baby, is she good to you?
Does she do to you the things I don't do?
I can take you higher
Oo-oo-oo, I'm on fire
Oo-oo-oo, I'm on fire

(Break)
Sometimes, like someone took a knife, baby, edgy and dull
And put a six-inch valley through the middle of my soul
At night I wake up with the sheets soaking wet
And a freight train running through the middle of my head
Only you can cool my desire
Oo-oo-oo, I'm on fire
Oo-oo-oo, I'm on fire

(Denouement)
(wordless vocals throughout)


GROW YOUNG
by Heather Nova

(Verse 1)
Sitting here on the water's edge
Now that the storm has gone
First time in years it feels like
Nothing's wrong

And there've been a lot of changes
I was so lost for a while
Sitting here I remember
How it's easy to smile

(Chorus A)
Oh, oh, let me grow young
Like a brand new day, like I've just begun
Like a shiver, like a rush
Like the soul I might touch
Let me grow young

(Verse 2)
Nobody to tell me where to go
Nobody to call
Just me and the kiskadees
And my guitar

(Chorus B)
Oh, oh, let me grow young
A brand new day, like I've just begun
Like a shiver, like a rush
Like the soul I might touch
Let me grow young, oo-oo
Let me grow young

(Verse 3)
Gotta try to remember this morning
Gotta store it up inside
Bring it out when it's cold in the city
And I'm worried and tired

(Chorus C/Denouement)
Oh, oh, let me grow young
Like a brand new day, like I've just begun
Like a shiver, like a rush
Like the soul I might touch
Oh, let me grow young
Oh, let me grow young, oo-oo
Young


WATER FROM WINE
by Heather Nova

(Verse 1)
I've lost my headlights
Dark lets me see too much
And I'm just groping
For anything to touch

Am I a seabird?
I have the strangest cry
Am i just drifting?
Am i too far inside?

(Chorus)
Everything's changing
Everything's changing, changing my mind
I'm going backwards
Backwards to water from wine

(Verse 2)
I can hear thunder
But I am made of stone
I'm reaching out
I'm reaching out but I'm still alone

I look for my body
But it just disappears
Nobody knows me
Everything feels like years

(Chorus)

(Break A)
(wordless vocals)

(Verse 3)
I look for joy
It's in the cracks sometimes
I can hear music
But it's been locked inside

(Chorus)

(Chorus)

(Break B/Denouement)
Every night haunts me, nothing is holy
Every night owns me, nothing is holy


SHIP SONG
by Nick Cave

(Verse 1)
Come sail your ships around me
And burn your bridges down
We make a little history, darling
Every time you come around

(Verse 2)
Come loose your dogs upon me
And let your hair hang down
You are a little mystery to me
Every time you come around

(Break 1)
We talk about it all night long
And we define our moral ground
But when I crawl into your arms
Oh, everything comes tumbling down

(Instrumental Verse)

(Break 2)
Your face has fallen sad now
For you know the time is nigh
When I must remove your wings
And you, you must try to fly

(Verse 1)

(Verse 2)


MANY RIVERS TO CROSS
by Jimmy Cliff

(Verse 1)
Many rivers to cross
But I can't seem to find
My way over
Wandering, I'm lost
As I travel along
The white cliffs of Dover

Many rivers to cross
And it's only my will
That keeps me alive
I've been nicked, washed up for years
And I merely survive
Because of my pride

(Chorus A)
And this loneliness won't leave me alone
Such a drag to be on your own
My man, he left me but he wouldn't say why
Well I guess I have to try

(Verse 2)
Many rivers to cross
But just where to begin?
I'm playing for time
There've been times I find myself
Thinking of committing
Some dreadful crime

(Chorus B)
And this loneliness won't leave me alone
Such a drag to be on your own
My man, he left me and he wouldn't say why
Well I guess I have to try, yeah yeah

(Denouement)
River, rivers to cross
Yeah yeah
Rivers to cross


NOTHING
by Heather Nova

(Verse 1)
The truth comes over me
Like wine, like summer heat
The world, it moves too fast
I miss my simple past

(Bridge)
And I can't see
For all the things I think I need

(Chorus A)
Brother, take me out to where the reef ends
Where there's only, only green sea
Brother, take me out to where the reef ends
I only want to want
Nothing

(Verse 2)
Child, she knows it's good
She plays the way she should
Her days, they taste like lime
She moves in perfect time

(Bridge)

(Chorus B)
Brother, take me out to where the reef ends
Where there's only, only green sea
Brother, take me out to where the reef ends
I only want to want
Nothing
Nothing
No

(Verse 3)
There's no promises
Today is all there is

(Bridge)

(Chorus C)
Brother, take me out to where the reef ends
Where there's only, only green sea
Brother, take me out to where the reef ends
I only want to want
Nothing
Oh, nothing
Nothing


DAYS AND NIGHTS
by Heather Nova

(Verse 1)
I'm sorry, I just get worried sometimes
And it comes out like anger
And I, I take myself by surprise
I find how I feel for you

(Bridge A)
With a little bit of time (mmm)
(mmm) I might come up nothing (mmm)
(mmm) With a little bit of time (mmm)
(mmm) You might feel the same (mmm)

(Chorus A)
Cause you-oo-oo-oo-oo, you're my days and nights
You-oo-oo-oo-oo don't realize
You're my days, you're my nights

(Verse 2)
Each minute is a wide open space
There's too much I never show
And I, I probably push you away
When all I want is to feel you close

(Bridge B)
With a little bit of time (mmm)
(mmm) I might come up laughing (mmm)
(mmm) With a little bit of time (mmm)
(mmm) You might feel the same (mmm)

(Chorus B)
Cause you-oo-oo-oo-oo, you're my days and nights
You-oo-oo-oo-oo don't realize

(Break A)
And I don't wanna feel this strong if it makes me weak
And I don't wanna hold on to what's killing me, yeah
I don't wanna love, I don't wanna love
Yeah, yeah

(you-oo-oo-oo-oo)

(Verse 3)
Just like the moon and the tide
I'm strapped to my senses
These feelings are mountains sometimes
It's no good pretending

(Bridge B)
With a little bit of time
I might come up laughing
With a little bit of time
You might feel the pain

(Chorus C)
Cause you-oo-oo-oo-oo, you're my days and nights
You-oo-oo-oo-oo don't realize
Cause you-oo-oo-oo-oo, you're my days and nights (you-oo-oo-oo-oo)
You-oo-oo-oo-oo (You-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo)

(Break B/Denouement)
And I don't wanna feel this strong if it makes me weak (if it makes me weak)
And I don't wanna hold on to what's killing me (what's killing)

And I don't wanna love, I don't wanna love
I don't wanna love (you-oo-oo-oo-oo)
Yea-eah (you-oo-oo-oo-oo)


MAN IN THE OCEAN
by Heather Nova

(Verse 1)
This is a song for the man who went down
This is a song for the man in the ocean
This is a heartbeat
This is a part of me

Everyone's reading it in the papers
Feeling the fear and forgetting it later
This is a heartbeat
This is a part of me

(Bridge 1)
This is the first step, learning to fall
These are the wings, this is the call
This is the first kiss, bringing it home
This is the breath and the sex and the bones

(Chorus A)
And my hands are full of life
And the rhythm in you is the rhythm in me
And my hands are full of life
Oh, you make me feel

(Instrumental Interlude)

(Verse 2)
And this is a curse to the wave that threw you
This is the shame of the years I slept
This is the glory
These are the tears

(Bridge 2)
This is the longing in your belly
This is the siren in your veins
This is the light in the eyes of angels
This is the dark in the heart of danger

(Chorus A)

(Break)
We live forever in our minds
But still, we know there's never time
Enough to share with the ones we love
Enough to carry you above

I feel the cheap waste of time
I feel the weight you left behind
And I feel
This is a part of me

(Chorus B)
And my hands are full of love
And the rhythm in you is the rhythm in me
And my hands are full of life
Oh, you make me feel

(Chorus C)
And I know how loud a heart can beat
And the rhythm in you is the rhythm in me
And I know, I... I know
Oh, cause I've heard them scream

(Denouement)
This is a heartbeat
This is a part of me
(repeat x3)


IN THE GARDEN
by Heather Nova

(Verse 1)
In the garden
Was it peaceful?
Did he show you how the marigolds grew?
When he gave you
Liquorice Allsorts
With the things he only shared with you

(Bridge)
I don't remember
What it feels like
I only know that I don't wanna give it away
I don't remember
All the details
I only know that I don't wanna feel it today

(Verse 2)
In the garden
In the orange grove
Did he play the games you liked to play
By the fishpond
And the dragonflies
With the things you swore you never say

(Bridge)

(Chorus A)
So turn the sun around
Turn the sun around
Don't love my body now
I don't love my body now
So turn the sun around
Around, around, around (turn the sun around)

(Bridge)

(Chorus B/Denouement)
So turn the sun around
Turn the sun around
I don't love my body now
I don't love my body now
So turn the sun around (around)
Turn the sun around (around)
Turn the sun around (around)
Turn (turn) the sun (sun) around (round)
Around (round) around (round) around (round) around
Around


SWEET NOVEMBER
by Heather Nova

(Verse 1)
Sweet November, you stole my heart
I let it go with all the fear and doubt
Sweet November, you opened my mind
With all the sweetness that you left behind
And I'm living with a vision of you

(Chorus A)
W-, all the days grow colder, but I know
It's not the way I'm holding on but how I'm letting go
And how I will remember
Mmm, sweet November

(Verse 2)
And now you're with me, you're with me in the sun
I'm a baby in a world that's just begun
And now you're with me, you're with me in the rain
I'm so glad that I will never be the same
Cause I'm living with a vision of you

(Chorus B)
Well, all the leaves are falling, falling down like snow
It's not the way I'm holding on, it's how I'm letting go
And how I will remember, oo oo-oo
Sweet November
Sweet November


PAINT THE WORLD
by Heather Nova

(Verse 1)
It's like a chain reaction
Misunderstanding every word
It's like a train to nowhere
And everyone gets hurt

(Chorus A)
And maybe if I paint the world black
And maybe if I paint the world white
Cause you don't seem to see it quite like I do
And we don't seem to see it eye to eye

(Verse 2)
We never go the distance
We just circle in the dirt
And I could say I'm sorry
But I want you to say it first

(Chorus A)

(Break A)
This is so stupid
This is so lame
This is so stupid
Playing these games

Everything is out of focus
Everything is stained
This is so stupid
Playing these games

(Verse 3)
Well, I could learn to fake it
And you could learn to bruise
And maybe we could make it
But then it's easier to lose

(Chorus A)

(Break B)
This is so stupid (so stupid)
This is all so lame (so lame), uh-huh
This is so stupid (so stupid)
Playing these games (these games), uh-huh

Everything is out of focus
Everything's in vain, uh-huh
This is so stupid (so stupid)

(Chorus B)
Maybe if I paint the world black (black) (black)
And maybe if I paint the world white (white) (white)
Cause you don't seem to feel it quite like I do
And we don't seem to see it eye to eye

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