Joan Armatrading

What's Inside (1995)

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  1. IN YOUR EYES
  2. EVERYDAY BOY
  3. MERCHANT OF LOVE
  4. SHAPES AND SIZES
  5. BACK ON THE ROAD
  6. LOST THE LOVE
  7. SONGS
  8. WOULD YOU LIKE TO DANCE
  9. RECOMMEND MY LOVE
  10. BEYOND THE BLUE
  11. SHAPE OF A PONY
  12. TROUBLE

 

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IN YOUR EYES

NEI TUOI OCCHI

In your eyes
I can see
Something
Something
So sure
In those eyes

Nei tuoi occhi
posso vedere
qualcosa
qualcosa
così certo
in quegli occhi

As bright as the stars
As blue as the sky
I could die
In your eyes

Luminoso come le stelle
blu come il cielo
io potrei morire
nei tuoi occhi

In your eyes
I can see
Something
Something
So sure
And those eyes
Are not for hurting

Nei tuoi occhi
posso vedere
qualcosa
qualcosa
così certo
e quegli occhi
non sono fatti per ferire

You have the power
In those eyes
In your eyes

Hai il potere
in quegli occhi
nei tuoi occhi

As bright as the stars
As blue as the sky
I could die
In your eyes

Luminoso come le stelle
blu come il cielo
io potrei morire
nei tuoi occhi

 

EVERYDAY BOY

Well I've never met anyone
Wiht your courage
And the way you enjoy life
Puts me to shame
Just an hour with you
And I understand why
We had to meet

I saw you look in the mirror
And adjust your hair
Smile
And leave the room

Just an everyday boy
Doing everyday things
But you're somebody special
Somebody who feels
You're not the first
And you won't be the last
But you are the one I'll remember

It's God's revenge
You're surrounded by fear
A compassionate man
You hold people dear

No blame for the mother
Who curses your name
She fears for her son
It's death by association

But you respect yourself
And you let it show
Some fade with guilt
And the shame

The way yo tell your story
With no tears for yourself
Just and everyday boy
Doing everyday things

You're not the first
And you won't be the last
But you are the one I'll remember

Hey hey Just an everyday boy
Just an everyday boy
Doing everyday things

Just an everyday boy
Just an everyday boy
Just an everyday boy
Doing everyday things
Just an everyday boy

 

MERCHANT OF LOVE

You're selling emotions
That I can't buy
Don't want the sadness
Prices is far too high
And I don't want
I don't need
Your package lies
I've got too much in store

Someone help me
Find the merchant of love
Selling heaven here on earth
I've bought pain and measures
of pure heartache
I've had all I can take

I'm willing to wait
For lasting pleasure
With promises that won't ever break
Someone help me
Find the merchant of love
With a full guarantee

I'd travell miles
And miles and miles
To find the place
With treasures
Much more rich than gold
I just want a heart
That captures my soul
And I'm willing to wait

I'm willing to wait
For lasting pleasure
With promises
That won't ever break
Someone help me
Find the merchant of love

Someone help me
Find the merchant of love
With a full gaurantee

 

SHAPES AND SIZES

It comes all shapes and sizes
It's something
You can never buy

Don't wait until it's over
Before you say
It's all been fun
Obituary columns are filled with love

Don't wait until
I'm waving
And drowning
In a sea of tears

It is too late tomorrow
Obituary columns are filled with love
Filled with love

If everybody said it to
The person that they feel it for
Then their hearts
Would be full
And free

It comes all shapes and sizes
It's something
You can never buy
Don't wait
Don't wait
Obituary columns are filled with love
Filled with love

Don't wait until it's over
Don't wait until it's over
Obituary columns are filled with love
Filled with love
Filled with love
Filled with love
Filled with love

 

BACK ON THE ROAD

I've been up
I've been dowm
I've been every which way round
I was lost
In a sea
of self pity

I fooled myself
That I was fine
Someone liked my company
I played host
I entertained
Mr Misery

And Mr Sorrow
He'd come along sometimes
I never liked his face
And here we'd sit
Three musketeers
Sorrow
Misery
And me

Ah ah ah
Hey I know
Where I would rather be

I may not get to heaven
You put me back on the road
back on the road
I may not get to heaven
Lost myself
I'm back on the road
I'm back on the road
I'm back on the road

Mr Sorrow
He'd come along somtimes
I never liked his face
And here we'd sit
Musketeers
Sorrow
Misery
And me

Ah ah ah
Guess whereI'd rather be
I may not get to heaven
But with you
I'm back on the road
I'm back on the road
I'm back on the road
Again

 

LOST THE LOVE

Baby's gone
Baby's gone and left me
And I'm so sorry
I'm so sorry for the thing

I would'nt blame you
If you never came back
Darling what you had to go through
I could never live like that
I was stupid
Stupid stupid
I'm ashamed

I lost the friends we made
I lost the money we saved
I lost the love you gave
In the early days
I had everthing
Threw it all away
Threw it all away
I was mad

Darling I've changed
You have my word on that
I was a fool to myself
And a devil to you
How I hurt you
Really hurt me
Ashamed

I miss the fun we had
I miss the games we played
I knew the score
Still I cheated
Now I'm history
Threw it all way
Threw it all away
I was mad I was mad
I was mad

I lost the friend we made
I lost the money we saved
I lost the love you gave me
In the ealy days
I had everything
Couldn't ask for more
Threw it all way
It's so sad
I was bad
I was mad

I lost a precious thing
Respect from you
I blew it all
Now I want it back
It's good news day
When you call me up
Please won't you call me
I'll be good

 

SONGS

If I'm feeling down
If I'm ever blue
I just think of you
And the songs

Filled with lots of meaning
With everything I need
Spiritually healing
Words that comfort

You told me that you cared
You'd be there for me
When ever I need
When you're far away
And I need you hmmm
The songs can bring you closer

If I'm ever down
If I'm feeling low
I just think of you
And the songs

The ones that make me wonder
Will it be that good again
They inspire me to try
Oooo

Songs that let the past
Flood into my mind
Take me to the place
That we left

It's such a strange sensation
To live that time again
Songs can save you
They can break you
Set you crying

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO DANCE

Want you
And I don't know what to do
Should I try to meet you
After work
By coincidence

Should I make a beeline
For you door
Ring your bell
Ask someone to introduce us

Hey baby
Would you like to dance
Would you like to see my yacht

Should I
Faint right at your feet
Walk right up and ask you
If you want to take a chance on me
Or start a convesation
With an old time melody

I'll treat you like a newborn child
Show a lot of self restraint

I want your loving
Can't live without you
Said I need you loving
Need your loving
Don't leave it too late
Said I need your loving
Need your loving

Hey baby would you like to dance
I'd show a lot of self restraint

I want you loving
Can't love without you
And I need your loving
Need your loving

Can't live without you
Said I need your loving
Need your loving

Hey baby would you like to dance
We could have a fine romance
Would you like to see my yacht
I'll give you every little thing I got

Treat you like a newborn child
Protect you from the world outside
Show a lot of self restraint

Until you say you're really ready

Don't leave it too late
Said I need your loving
Need your loving

 

RECOMMEND MY LOVE

If there is any other way
I will find it
I will not be losing you
If I can help it
i won't take this lying down
I'm gonna fight for you
I'm in the middle
Not easy for me baby
Not easy for me

Thsi may sound emotional
I have a deep sense of holding on
I'm gonna wrap you in my love
I'm gonna wrap you in my love
And I can recommend my love
I can recommend my love

I can't fake it
You are a big part of my life
And I won't make it
If I give up
If I give in

This may sound emotional
I have a deep sense of holding on
I'm gonna hold on to you
No time for crying
I've got work to do

I've got to wrap you in my love
I've got to wrap you in my love
And I can recommend my love
I can recommend my love

I've got no time to place the blame
You wanted to taste forbidden fruit
I could run you off in haste
But I'd repent at my leasure for you
Oooh oooh

I've got to wrap you in my love

I want it the way it was
All points to lead back home
You know I caught you fair and square
But I want you right back here
Where I can

Wrap you in my love
Love you darling
Oooh oooh
Wrap you in my love
I've got to recommend my love

 

BEYOND THE BLUE

You put me intouch
With all my senses
You showed me the way

I've never been close
To such feelings
I did not beg
But you cured me of
My broken heart

'll never forget
The day that we met
Hmmm so sweet
Like honey from the bee

You put yourself square
To my defenses
Tore down the walls
Walked right in and you
Stole my heart

Up up and above
Beyond the blue
Way beyond the stars
Someone looked at me
And thought of you
Reached out and touched us so soft
Like gentle snow

I'll never forget
The day that we met
You are so sweet
Like honey from the bee

You put yoursself square
To my defenses
Tore down the walls
Walked right in and you
And stole my heart

Tore down the walls
And stole my heart

Tore down the walls
Walked right in and you
Stole my heart

 

CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU

Might as well ask me
To drown in the dead sea
You might as well ask me
To walk a high wire
You might as well say
The sky is falling
You can say stop
But I know I can't

I've been loving you
Far too long
I can't stop it
I've been loving you
Far too long
I can't stop it now

Coast to coast
I have seen the world
Seen the rest
And you are the best

Can't stop it baby
Can't stop this love for you

All my moods
You always win me round
Don't leave me darling
Don't wanna learn
A brand new dance

Might as well ask me
To steal the Taj Mahal
Spend a night alone
In a haunted house
You can say stop
But I know I can't

Can't stop it baby
Can't stop this love for you
Can't stop it baby
Can't stop this love for you

Can't stop loving you
Can't stop loving you
Can't stop it baby
Can't stop this love
I have for you darling
Deep down inside
I will always love you darling

Can't stop it
Can't stop can't stop
Can't stop can't stop
Can't stop can't stop
This feeling

Say stop
But I know
I can't stop I can't stop
I can't stop I can't stop
I can't stop I can't stop
Loving you darling
I can't stop loving you
I can't stop
I can't stop

  

SHAPE OF A PONY

Dreams of building a fortress
A castle made of stone
A castle made of stone

Dreams of building a fortress
A castle made of stone
A castle made of stone

Works himself to a pony shape
But he just can't get it
But he can't trust the sky
Walks quite far
But he can't make the mile
Charts his course
But he never sets sail

Jumps quite high
But he can't trust the sky
Walks quite far
But he can't make the mile
Charts his course
But he never sets sail

He would die for a Porsche
All covered up with chrome
All covered up with chrome

He would die for a Porsche
All covered up with chrome
All covered up with chrome
Works so hard
But he just can't get it

Youth all spent
On a pie in the sky
Ace is high
But the thing is to try
Lady luck
Won't you give up a smile

Jump that jump
Can trust the sky
Walk that walk
You'll reach the mile
Chart that course
Buddy let us set sail
Let us set sail

Da da da

Works himself to a pony shape
But he just cana't get it

Jump that jump
Can trust the sky
Walk that walk
Chart that course
Let us set sail

Da da da da

 

TROUBLE

PROBLEMI

You've lived your life
And how you survived
I'll never know
People talk of hardships
What do they know
What do they know
Of the strength you had to show

Hai vissuto la tua vita
e come hai fatto a sopravvivere
non l'ho mai capito.
La gente parla della sofferenza
ma cosa sanno
ma cosa sanno
della forza che devi mostrare di avere?

To stop yourself from crying out
To keep you head above the sand
Those times
When you
Were in despair

Per impedire a te stesso di piangere,
per tenere la tua testa fuori dalla sabbia
quelle volte
nelle quali
tu eri alla disperazione.

Trouble seemed your only friend
Somehow you kept your spirits high
You told him straight
Don't call again

I problemi sembravano i tuoi unici amici
in qualche modo ti tenevi su di morale
puoi dirlo francamente
non richiamarlo più (alla mente).

Now there were times
When it seemed I didn't care
Don't misjudge my silence
You had my sympathy
I had sympathy
And I admired how you

C'erano delle volte
nelle quali sembrava che non mi importasse (nulla).
Non fraintendere il mio silenzio
tu avevi tutta la mia simpatia
avevo simpatia
e ti ammiravo per come tu

Stopped yourself from crying
Kept your head above the sand

impedivi a te stesso di piangere
e tenevi la testa sotto la sabbia.

When trouble seemed your only friend
Somehow you kept your spirits high
You told him straight
Don't call again

Quando i problemi sembravano i tuoi unici amici
in qualche modo ti tenevi su di morale
puoi dirlo francamente
non richiamarlo più (alla mente).

And now the future's looking bright
You fought alone
And won the fight
Kept your faith

Ed ora il futuro brilla luminoso
hai combattuto da sola
e hai vinto la battaglia
hai provveduto al tuo destino

When times were hard
You made it through
Trouble seemed your only friend
Somehow you kept
Your spirits high

Quando i tempi erano duri
ci sei passata attraverso
i problemi sembravano i tuoi unici amici
e in qualche modo
hai tenuto alto il tuo morale

You stoppped yourself from crying out
You kept you head above the sand
Those times
When you
Were in despair

Trouble seemed your only friend
Somehow you kept your spirits high
You told him straight
Don't call again

Hai impedito a te stessa di piangere,
hai tenuto la testa fuori dalla sabbia
quelle volte
nelle quali
tu eri alla disperazione

I problemi sembravano i tuoi unici amici
in qualche modo ti tenevi su di morale
puoi dirlo francamente
non richiamarlo più (alla mente).


© Original Lyrics by Joan Armatrading / Traduzioni Alberto Truffi - Musica & Memoria 2003 / Copia per usi commerciali non consentita

© Original Lyrics by Joan Armatrading / Italian version by A. Truffi / Commercial use not permitted

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