Not Going Anywhere Album

Artist(s): Keren Ann

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Not Going Anywhere

length: 3:38

This is why I always wonder
I'm a pond full of regrets
I always try to not remember rather than forget

This is why I always whisper
When vagabonds are passing by
I tend to keep myself away from their goodbyes

Tide will rise and fall along the bay
And I'm not going anywhere
I'm not going anywhere
People come and go and walk away
But I'm not going anywhere
I'm not going anywhere

This is why I always whisper
I'm a river with a spell
I like to hear but not to listen,
I like to say but not to tell

This is why I always wonder
There's nothing new under the sun
I won't go anywhere so give my love to everyone

Tide will rise and fall along the bay
And I'm not going anywhere
I'm not going anywhere
People come and go and walk away
But I'm not going anywhere
I'm not going anywhere

Polly

length: 3:17
Polly left on Christmas Eve
I will know as long as I live that it was all
You had in mind
She was turning Twenty-eight
And I always thought it's too late to tell you
I never cried

There were so many ways to hide
In the hours of waste
And I will be
More than it takes
To you

It was different time and place
How we used to sit on the fence and wait for her
Like a game
Polly knew but never said
The very little time that she had was easy
On that day

There was so many ways to hide
In the hours of waste
And I will be
More than it takes
To you

Road Bin

length: 3:23
Mind you believe me
And maybe forgive me
Rather than simply run
We're getting closer

Each time it's over
'Cause you are the only one

Every beginning
Has a new screening
Of our broken plan
Next time you depart

Make sure we're apart
'Cause love should be entertained

Does it have to be from far away
When you love me 'til you're bones?
Do we always have to hide away
In a road bin full of stones?

I could believe you
And maybe forgive you
Rather than simply bleed
But under the anger

Your handful of anger
Is handful of what I need

Every beginning
Has a new meaning
But what does it mean at all
You seem to pretend

That we'll never end but
Somehow I don't recall

Does it have to be from far away
When you love me 'til your bones?
Do we always have to hide away
In a road bin full of stones?

End of May

length: 3:32
composer: Benjamin Biolay
lyricist: Keren Ann
Close your eyes and roll the dice
Under the board there's a compromise
If after all we only live twice
Which life is the runroad to paradise

Don't say a word
Here comes the break of the day
In white clouds of sand raised by the wind of the end of May

Close your eyes and make a bet
Faced to the glare of the sunset
This is about as far as we get
You haven't seen me disguised yet

Don't say a word
Here comes the break of the day
In white clouds of sand raised by the wind of the end of May

Close your eyes and make a wish
Under the stone there's a stone-fish
Hold your breath, then roll the dice
It might be the runroad to paradise

Don't say a word
Here comes the break of the day
In white clouds of sand raised by the wind of the end

Sailor & Widow

length: 3:34
He was a sailor
A sailor at sea and a sailor of love
And he thought he could save her
Save her from innocence up and above
'cause he never knew freedom and under the duvet
He stayed for a lifetime without any government
Help or assistance

She was a widow
She never left home before seven a.m.
And she looked by the window
She managed to cry but she never feel blame
For the death of her husband who died in a flame by the house of the river
Although he remained
In a reasonable distance

All the children played around the neighborhood
All the children played around the neighborhood
The children she liked to invent for the life they were living was openly bent
All they had was eachother

He brought her flowers
A flesh in the pan as she didn't reply
And he waited for hours
Until she accepted to offer a smile
And a terrible whiskey she had for a while
That she'd sip every morning for breakfast and sigh
Since the month of december

They used to tango
Jump and parade until midnight or more
She convinced him to fargo
Drink lemonade with some awkward liquor
The she kissed him goodbye and attended the shore
Where she lit a big fire like never before
By the house of the river

All the children played around the neighborhood
All the children played around the neighborhood
The children she liked to invent for the life they were living was openly bent
All they had was eachother

She was a widow, again
She never left home before seven a.m.
And she looked by the window
She managed to cry but she never feel blame
For the death of her husband who died in a flame by the house of the river
Although he remained
In a reasonable distance

All the children played around the neighborhood
All the children played around the neighborhood
The children she liked to invent for the life they were living was openly bent
All she had was herself

Sit in the Sun

length: 3:34
The pale blue light along the coast
Is one of those I miss the most
There was that day you touched my hair
And said "my love, it's so unfair..."

it's too late to sit in the sun
And lately we've just begun
'cause it's too late to tell anyone
That lately we've just begun

but winds in life that draws the pier
Seems very far when you are here
There was that day you took my hand
And said "my love, that's where it ends..."

it's too late to sit in the sun
And lately we've just begun
But it's too late to tell everyone
That lately we've just begun

it's too late to sit in the sun
And lately we've just begun
It's too late to tell everyone
That lately we've just begun

the pale blue light along the coast
Remains the one I like the most
There was that day you touched my hair
And said "my love, it's so unfair..."

Right Now & Right Here

length: 3:35
Over and over you wanted it so fast
Head on my shoulder I'll pour myself a glass
Wait 'til we're somewhere closer to a lake
Then make a sad face and tell me it's to late
Right now and right here
My love oh my dear
I'll try to be clear
My love oh my dear

Over and over you wanted me to play
Head on my shoulder there's nothing left to say
Wait 'til we're somewhere closer to the sea
Then we can jump and pretend we disagree
Right now and right here
My love oh my dear
I'll try to be clear

Over and over we're turning off the light
Even the warriors are always great at night
Wait 'til we're somewhere closer to the moon
Then you can kiss me and say that it's too soon
Right now and right here
My love oh my dear

Faces under water, look much closer
When they appear
Your hand on my shoulder
We'll be older in a year
In the morning after should I laugh or disappear

Seventeen

length: 2:25
Look at me I'm only seventeen
The many years between us
Have been broken
Look at me under the evergreen
Life is a mellow dream
Almost unspoken

By the way
You said you're here to stay
Let me love you 'til tomorrow
Then it will last a year and a day
Maybe we're here to forget

Look at me, I'm only seventeen
It hasn't been too long
But it's been lonely
Look at me, and smell the tangerine
Life is a mellow song
But only only

By the time
You reach your lemon-lime
I will love you 'til tomorrow
Then it will last a year and a day
Maybe we're here to forget

Look at me, I'm only seventeen
It hasn't been too long
But it's been lonely
Look at me, under the evergreen
Life is a mellow song
If only only

Spanish Song Bird

length: 4:13
Home is like a river of goodbye
Without a summer lullaby since you are gone
No one rings the bell from what I've heard
I'm all alone just like a bird without a song

Life is an endless parade, it's no sweet lemonade
Only an empty bottle left in the shade, oh boy

What have I done to make you go ?
Where is the sun ? Where is the snow when you are away ?
Roses seem to fade upon my side
Since you have left, there is no night, there is no day

Life is an endless parade, it's no sweet lemonade
Only an empty bottle left in the shade, oh boy

Life is an endless parade, it's no sweet lemonade
Only an empty bottle left here under the shade.

By the Cathedral

length: 2:42
Darling, I will remember, darling
I've been mellow and tender
I've seen water by the cathedral
Under the maple

It was in April
You wore a raincoat by the cathedral
I wasn't able, I was unable

Someday you will forgive me, darling
Someday you will believe that
I've seen thunder by the cathedral
Under the maple

It was in April you wore a raincoat
By the cathedral
I wasn't able, I was unable

Darling, I will remember, darling
I've been mellow and tender
I've seen water by the cathedral
I've seen thunder, but I wasn't able, darling

Ending Song

length: 4:31
Funny day, no one's here
In the morning rain, there's no clouds
And I hear (follow me)