Over the Hills

by Tom McKenzie

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released 17 September 2013

Written, Recorded, Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Tom McKenzie.
All instruments played by Tom McKenzie except:
Drums by Alex McKenzie.
Album art by Lucas Jubb.

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Track Name: Over the Hills
Hey little darling,
What would you say?
I've been around the world today.

If you come with me,
Where would we go?
Over the hills and far away

I just want to be safe,
And tell you what I think.
And I just want to hold you,
And tell you everything.

Hey little darling,
How have you been?
I should have stayed in touch some more.

If you get lonely,
Just come with me.
We'll pick up where we left before.

I just want to be safe,
And tell you what I think.
And I just want to hold you,
And tell you everything.

You say 'hey'.
Track Name: Where the Sea is Blue
We spent a weekend by the sea,
Watching the world go by.
We had a great time, we didn't try.

Cold drinks and good company,
Who could ask for more?
I could easily spend my whole life by the shore.

Take me back where the sea is blue,
Where the summer sun beats down on you.
Take me on where the nights are warm,
Where the grass is green and the days are long.

When it starts to go dark's when
We'd head out to the town.
We'd have a drink and see what's going down.

Live music or mini-golf,
The choice was up to us.
We could take our time and we could discuss.

Take me back where the sea is blue,
Where the summer sun beats down on you.
Take me on where the nights are warm,
Where the grass is green and the days are long.

Now that there's no sun,
Our lives have just begun.
Now there's no more school,
We won't be fools.

With our minds clear,
We've got all the time we need.
So I'm going to try, and
I will succeed.

Take me back where the sea is blue,
Where the summer sun beats down on you.
Take me on where the nights are warm,
Where the grass is green and the days are long.

Take me back where the sea is blue,
Take me back,
Back to you.
Track Name: The River
I walk to the river on my own.
I need some thinking time,
And I need to know if you
Want to give this another chance.
'Cos I do, I'm feeling blue and lost without you

So you told me you were missing school.
You'd take the train to me and stay until the morning.
But it's all right 'cos I don't worry,
So I'm sitting by this river now.

I concentrate but I don't stare.
My breath shows up against the air.
For conversation's sake, I talk about the weather
The sun comes up, the clouds away,
Watching at the break of day.

So you told me you were missing school.
You'd take the train to me and stay until the morning.
But it's all right 'cos I don't worry,
So I'm sitting by this river now.

I laugh and I don't cry,
When I say my goodbye.
I smile and close my eyes,
I'll see you when you're here.

So you told me you were missing school.
You'd take the train to me and stay until the morning.
But it's all right 'cos I don't worry,
So I'm sitting by this river now.
I'm waiting by this river now.
You're with me by this river now.
Track Name: Second Chance
I've always welcomed change with open arms,
But I've found it hard to see your point of view.
If everyone deserves a second chance,
Then so do you.

Some people come and go, and never show,
What they've got to give, they waste, and they don't know.
It's not up to me to make them shine, It's not my place to say
Who's crossed the line.

Does everything seem a bit too much for you?
Well I know just how to rid you of the blues.
I'll smile and make you laugh, cut your worries in to half,
You've no excuse.

But lately I've been trying, trying to find a better way.
I need a chance to tell you that I just want you to stay.
And it might not be perfect but I promise it's the truth.
Why would I move on when I've got you?
Track Name: Yesterday (The Fire Burned Away)
You told me you were on your way,
That you'd be here in the morning, yesterday.
You said you'd come and take me away,
But you're late and I can't wait in disarray.

So we both knew I couldn't stay,
But you told me that you loved me anyway.
Now I must go, I need release.
'Cos I tore it all apart, piece by piece.

As time began a slow decay,
The fire burned away, the fire burned away.
As fast as the start, it ended today,
The fire burned away, the fire burned away.

I know a little place nearby,
Where I go when I need time to wonder why.
Go down the tunnel and further on,
You can try and search for me but I'll be gone.

As time began a slow decay,
The fire burned away, the fire burned away.
As fast as the start, it ended today,
The fire burned away, the fire burned away.
Track Name: Embrace
People get shy, but some of us try
To break out and embrace all the world.
When you're outside with the night in your sky
Just look up and embrace all the world.

So look up, let yourself go.
We're all together in this world.
Calm down, relax and move on.

Out of the mist you came into my life.
Tired and lonely and sad.
I gave you a home and I gave you a bed,
You said nothing but smiled instead.

So look up, let yourself go.
We're all together in this world.
Calm down, relax and move on.
Track Name: September
Let's sit here for a while.
Don't be afraid, just smile
And I'll be yours.

Now, come September I won't be here,
But don't worry baby, there's nothing to fear,
I'll be back before you know it, back for you.

Stay right here, and you'll be fine,
When I'm back then you'll be mine.
Stay with me, and you'll be free,
We'll go down in history.