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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 - REDBIRD (2005)

(Discography)

Redbird

Song Index:
Welcome
I Miss My Sky (Amelia Earhart's Last Days)
Motherland
Redbird
Done Drifting
Overturned
Mesmerized
Singing You Through
A Way To Live
Wicked Game
This Body
The Sun Will Always Rise

Thanks to bernd, Ben, and gerd for their feedback and assistance.


WELCOME - (discography)
by Dido Armstrong, Danny Campbell, and Heather Nova

(Intro)
(Ah)
(repeat x3)

(Verse 1)
I see you standing in the doorway
A shadow in the sun
I'm reaching out to touch you
Is it better when you know
That you're not the only one
That I can hear you?

(Bridge A)
And there's so much I can do for you
Given time I know that I can prove
Now my world is offered up to you
Let it fly

(Chorus A)
And I say
(Welcome) to my life
(Welcome) to my world
(Welcome) come inside
(Well, well)

(Verse 2)
I see you picking up the pieces
The pieces of a dream
You tried to build around you
I know you're looking for a reason
A reason to believe
And now I've found you

(Bridge B)
And there's so much I can do for you
Given time I know that I can prove
Now my world is offered up to you
Come inside

(Chorus B)
And I say
(Welcome) to my life
(Welcome) yeah, to my world
(Welcome) come inside
(Well, well) oh

(Break)
(ah)
(ah) Let it fly
(ah)
(ah)
Ah
(ah) Come inside
Ah, yeah

(Bridge B)

(Chorus A)

(Chorus C)
(Welcome) to my life
(Welcome) ah, to my world
(Welcome) come inside
(Well, well) ah ah ee, ah ah ee

(Chorus D)
(Welcome) to my life
(Welcome) to my world
(Welcome) come inside
(Well, well) yoa, yoa

(Chorus E)
(Welcome) to my life
(Welcome) to my world
(Welcome) come inside
(Well, well)
Oh, oh, oh


I MISS MY SKY (AMELIA EARHART'S LAST DAYS) - (discography)
by Heather Nova

(Verse 1)
I bury myself in the leaves to sleep
The sun so strong and the rage so deep
I keep waking to find I've been dreaming again
And the sound of the ocean is not a plane

(Verse 2)
And far away they talk about me
In newspaper columns they write about me
Round dinner tables and cocktail parties
I'm a heroine and a tragic figure
I'm a heroine as I'm lying here
Beneath my sky

(Chorus A)
And sometimes
Sometimes I cry
And sometimes
Sometimes I wonder

Why we're always coming down
Why we need to touch the ground
And why I didn't keep on heading
Right on up to heaven
I miss my sky

(Verse 2)
Here from below the clouds are shadows
Not the golden mountains I used to fly through
Here from below the sky is a painting
A child's room with the future waiting
But not for me

(Chorus B)
But sometimes
Sometimes I cry
But sometimes
Sometimes I wonder

Why we're always coming down
Why we need to touch the ground
Why I didn't keep on heading
Right on up to heaven
Miss my sky
I miss my sky

(Break)
I look up at the birds flying overhead
My sentinel's true but the signal's dead
It's been five hundred days of hope and sorrow
Five hundred days with no tomorrow

And the poetry and the best of me
And the heart and spirit and the sex of me
All fell into the azure sea
In the tailspin with the last of me

And my wings and my song
And all that I knew is dead and gone
I'm weak and tired but my will is strong
And my hope lives on
My hope lives on

(Chorus C)
But sometimes
Sometimes I cry
And sometimes
Sometimes I wonder

Why we're always coming down
Why we need to touch the ground
Why I didn't keep on heading
Right on up to heaven
(repeat)

Miss my sky
I miss my sky
I miss my sky
Yeah


MOTHERLAND - (discography)
by Heather Nova

(Verse 1)
If I could keep you underneath my wing
The sky above you, safe from everything
Under, under my wing

(Verse 2)
To watch you breathing is all that I can do
To see you smile, my only wish come true
I'm living, I'm living for you

(Chorus A)
The waves roll in, I help you swim
You take my hand
And through the years and through the fears
I'll be your rock, the motherland

Ooh ooh ooh

(Verse 2)
The bond is written, the animal in me
I'd lay my life down, I'd give it happily
I'd give it, I'd give it for you

(Chorus B)
The waves roll in, I help you swim
You take my hand
And through the years and through the fears
I'll be your rock, the motherland

Oh ooh ooh
The motherland
Ooh ooh ooh
The motherland, motherland, motherland

(Verse 1)

(Chorus C)
The waves roll in, I help you swim
You take my hand (you take my hand)
And through the years and through the fears
I'll be your rock, the motherland

(Denouement/Chorus D)
(The waves roll in), I help you swim
You take my hand (you take my hand)
And through the years and through the fears
I'll be your rock, the motherland

(The waves roll in, the waves roll in, the waves roll in)
Ooh ooh ooh
(The waves roll in)
The motherland
(The waves roll in, the waves roll in, the waves roll in)
Ooh ooh ooh
The motherland, motherland, motherland


REDBIRD - (discography)
by Heather Nova

(Verse 1)
I saw the redbird fly
Bright flame against the sky
Burning against the sun, mmm
Am I the only one?

(Verse 2)
I watched the rose unfold
Secrets we left untold
The rose, the red red rose, mmm
Still nobody knows

(Instrumental Section)

(Verse 3)
I split the pomegranate
Restless until you've had it
Sweet against the tongue, mmm
Am I the only one?
Am I the only one?

(Break)
The blood red rubies of...
The blood red rubies of...
The blood red rubies of my sexuality
The blood red rubies of my sexuality

Of... Am I the only one?
(repeat x2)

(Denouement)
The blood red rubies
Blood red rubies
Blood red rubies

Ooh
Oh Ooh
Oh Ooh
Oh Ooh

Blood red rubies
(repeat x3)

Blood red rubies
(repeat x2)

I saw the redbird fly


DONE DRIFTING - (discography)
by Heather Nova

(Verse 1)
I'm done drifting, I'm ready for living
I'm done drifting, I'm ready for living
With you

(Chorus 1 A)
And though the world is big and wide
What I want is peace inside
And though there's still so much to do (ooh)
All I need is you (ooh)

(Verse 2)
I'm done searching, I'm ready to dig in
I'm done searching, I'm ready to dig in
With you

(Chorus 2)
And though we still have far to go (ooh)
That's alright, we'll take it slow (ooh)
And though the days are often long (ooh)
With you here, I can be strong (ooh)

(Verse 3)
I'm done wishing, I'm ready for giving (ooh)
(I'm done wishing) I'm done wishing, I'm ready for giving (ooh)
With you (ooh)

(Chorus 1 B)
And though the world is big and wide (ooh)
What I want is peace inside (ooh)
And though there's still so much to do (ooh)
All I need is you (ooh)

(Denouement)
I'm done drifting, I'm ready for living (ooh)
(repeat x3)

(I'm done drifting, I'm ready for living)
With you
(I'm done drifting, I'm ready for living)
With you
(I'm done drifting, I'm ready for living)
Ooh
(I'm done drifting, I'm ready for living)
Ooh
(I'm done drifting) I'm ready for living

I'm ready for living
I'm ready for living


OVERTURNED - (discography)
by Heather Nova

(Verse 1)
On a flight path out of Berlin
I had a sense what I was falling in
I caught the light refracting from your eyes
On the runway below making me blind
I had a hurricane warning in my chest
Listening for the voice that knows me best
Well it's all so simple and so true
But I'm so slow to learn

(Chorus A)
Yeah, you got me
I'm in your world
Caught in your sunset
Overturned

(Verse 2)
So I put down in Nova Scotia
In the pine tree sun I could smell the ocean
I was trying so hard not to remember
Washing you clean in the icy water
But the energy I can't dismiss
And when the fog rolls in, I think of your kiss
So I light a fire to stare into
But love's so slow to burn

(Chorus B)
Yeah, you got me (you got me)
I'm in your world (in your world)
Caught in your sunset (ooh ooh ooh)
Overturned, oh

(Break)
Well some will say that nothing lasts forever
And some will say it's better to be safe
But I don't care, I'll stay with you whatever
It takes

(Chorus C)
Yeah, you got me (you got me)
I'm in your world (in your world)
Caught in your sunset (ooh ooh ooh)
Overturned, oh

(chorus D)
Yeah, you got me (yeah, you really got me)
I'm in your world (in your world)
Caught in your sunset (ooh ooh ooh)
Overturned, overturned


MESMERIZED - (discography)
by Heather Nova

(Verse 1)
Your face so beautiful it makes me cry
I was not thinking I would get this high

(Chorus A)
But here I am mesmerized
Here I am mesmerized
Life gets heavy but bright
Deeper blue, crystallized
I'm so weak, so alive
Mesmerized

(Verse 2)
A light appearing in my broken sky
Night falls around me as the stars shoot by

(Chorus B)
But here I stand mesmerized
Here I am mesmerized
Life gets heavy but bright
Deeper blue, crystallized
I'm so weak, so alive
Mesmerized, o-oh oh

(Break A)
wooh ooh ooh
oh oh oh
wooh ooh ooh
oh oh oh

wooh ooh ooh
oh oh oh
oh oh oh

(Chorus C)
Here I am mesmerized
Life gets heavy but bright
Deeper blue, crystallized
I'm so weak, so alive
Mesmerized
Mesmerized

(Break B)
wooh ooh ooh
ooh ooh ooh
wooh ooh ooh
ooh ooh ooh

wooh ooh ooh
ooh ooh ooh
ooh ooh ooh
ooh


SINGING YOU THROUGH - (discography)
by Heather Nova

(Verse 1)
Do you think I can't see through to who you are?
All the life that shines below the pain, the scars?
Did you think that you could hide?
Build up a wall inside?
Just turn yourself to stone
And go through this alone?

(Chorus A)
No, I'll be there like a bird
Singing to you
I'll be there like a bird
Singing you through
I'll be there, I'll be there
Holding the light for you
Making it right for you
Singing you through

(Verse 2)
Do you think that I don't know how far you've come?
All the heights you've had to climb, the miles you've run?
Did you think I'd let you down?
Just turn this ship around
And leave you in the dust?
But you must know you must

(Chorus B)
That I'd be there like a bird
Singing to you
I'll be there like a bird
Singing you through
I'll be there, I'll be there
Holding the light for you
Making it right for you
Singing you through
Singing you through

(Verse 3)
People think that they can heal without the touch
Learn to live without the love they need so much
But everybody hurts
And everybody cries
And everybody needs
A helping hand sometimes

(Chorus C)
But I'll be there like a bird
Singing to you
I'll be there like a bird
Singing you through
I'll be there, I'll be there
Holding the light for you
I'll be there
Making it right for you
I'll be there, ee
Singing you through (like a bird (like a bird) singing (singing) you through)
Singing you through (like a bird (like a bird) singing (singing) to you)
Singing you through (like a bird (like a bird) singing (singing) to you)
Singing you through, ooh ooh, ooh ooh


A WAY TO LIVE - (discography)
by Heather Nova

(Verse 1)
If we can't find a way to live
It's that we don't know how to give
We're breathing but with iron lungs
Speaking but in separate tongues

(Chorus)
Just find a way
A way to live

(Verse 2)
The walls are high but made of glass
The dye is dark but not yet cast
And though remorse comes easily
An act of love could set you free

(Chorus)

(Denouement)
A way to live, a way to live, a way to take it higher
A way to live, a way to live, a way to hold our fire
A way to live, a way to live, a way to live

ooh ooh
ooh ooh
ooh ooh
ooh

A way to live, a way to live, a way to take it higher
A way to live, a way to live, a way to hold our fire
A way to live, a way to live, a way to live
(repeat)

A way to live, a way to live, a way to live
Oh, a way to live, a way to live, a way to live


WICKED GAME - (discography)
by Chris Isaak

(Instrumental Section)

(Verse A)
The world was on fire and no one could save me but you
Strange what desire will make foolish people do
I never dreamed that I'd meet somebody like you
And I never dreamed that I'd lose somebody like you

(Chorus A)
No I don't want to fall in love
(This world is only gonna break your heart)
No I don't want to fall in love
(This world is only gonna break your heart)
With you
With you

(Break)
What a wicked game to play
To make me feel this way
What wicked thing to do
To let me dream of you
What a wicked thing to say
You never felt this way
What a wicked thing to do
To make me dream of you

(Chorus B)
No I don't want to fall in love
(This world is only gonna break your heart)
No I don't want to fall in love
(This world is only gonna break your heart)
With you

(Instrumental Section)

(Verse B)
The world was on fire and no one could save me but you
It's strange what desire will make foolish people do
But I never dreamed that I'd love somebody like you
I never dreamed that I'd lose somebody like you

(Chorus B)

(Denouement)
(This world is only gonna break your heart)
(This world is only gonna break your heart)

No I
(This world is only gonna break your heart)
(This world is only gonna break your heart)

Nobody loves no one


THIS BODY - (discography)
by Heather Nova

(Intro/Break A)
mmm hmm, mmm mmm
(I'll tell you what I want)
mmm hmm, mmm mmm
(This is what I want, yeah this is what I want)

(Verse 1)
The world outside can't describe my inner life
The river's long, the roads roll on in my inner life
I know you're a good man, but you can only guess

(Chorus A)
That this body has traveled on, this body is fine and strong
This body has given life, nurtured and sacrificed
This body has done so much, this body needs your touch

(Verse 2)
And all I want is a little tenderness
A real embrace, mmm, to wake up my senses
I just want a caring hand, I want you to understand

(Chorus B)
That this body has traveled on, this body is fine and strong
This body has given life, nurtured and sacrificed
This body has done so much, this body needs your touch
Needs your touch

(Break B)
mmm hmm, ooh ooh
mmm hmm, ooh ooh
(I tell you this is what I really really want)
mmm hmm, ooh ooh ooh
(This is, this is what I want)
oo-ooh ooh, ooh ooh

(Verse 3)
Yeah, this is sacred ground, waiting here to be found

(Chorus)
This body has traveled on, this body is fine and strong
This body has given life, nurtured and sacrificed
This body has done so much, this body needs your touch
This body has done so much, yeah, this body needs your touch
Needs your touch

(Break C/Denouement)
mmm hmm, ooh ooh
mmm hmm, ooh ooh ooh
mmm hmm, ooh ooh
(This is what i really really want)
mmm hmm, ooh ooh ooh
(This is really what i want)

ooh, ooh ooh ooh ooh
(Don't you know?)
ooh ooh ooh, ooh ooh ooh
(Can't you see?)
ooh, ooh ooh ooh ooh
(Can't you feel?)
ooh ooh ooh, ooh ooh ooh


THE SUN WILL ALWAYS RISE - (discography)
by Heather Nova

(Verse 1 A)
Hey, don't cry, the night is almost through
And I'll be here to hold and comfort you
Though sometimes you'll look out on dark and stormy skies
Darling, remember the sun will always rise
And bring the light, and bring the light

(Verse 2)
And life will take you through many endless nights
And you may struggle with pain and loss sometimes
But as long as you are humble, as you stay true inside
Come what may, the sun will always rise
And bring the light, and bring the light

(Break)
Mountains will make it harder
Dark clouds will make you doubt
But you'll get through
And when I can't be with you
This ray of hope
I give to you

(Verse 1 B)
So hey, don't cry, the night is almost through
And I'll be here to hold and comfort you
Though sometimes you'll look out on dark and stormy skies
Darling, remember darling, the sun will always rise
And bring the light, and bring the light
And bring the light, and bring the light

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