Blanket Of Stars – Glenn Eric

© All songs copyright 2013, Glenn Eric Meganck

 

the one that got away

he saw her on the street again,

her body swaying like the summer wind

his heart races and he longs to speak,

his body’s strong but his heart is weak

so he simply turns and walks away

because what can you say to the one that got away?

 

what do you say to the one that got away?

do you tell her that you think of her every day?

do you tell her that you miss her in every way?

do you tell her she’s the one that got away

 

her smile lit up the sky

lit a fire in his eyes

but now those flames are gone

and he’s left standing all alone

nothing but gray smoke in his eyes

and that’s the reason he tells you he cries

not for the one that got away

 

what do you say to the one that got away?

do you tell her that you think of her every day?

do you tell her that you miss her in every way?

do you tell her she’s the one that got away

 

everybody’s got a story to tell,

a story we know all so well

a tale of struggle and hope pulling on that rope

only to see it slip from our hands the one big catch that never lands

 

i saw him later with his hands in his pockets

staring in a window at all the lockets

i know he gave her one heart shaped

it hung so fine along her nape

now his head hangs when i see him

like some sad painting in an empty museum

portrait of the man who let her get away            

 

what do you say to the one that got away?

do you tell her that you think of her every day?

do you tell her that you miss her in every way?

do you tell her she’s the one that got away

 

i wish i was a river

you were a child, and i was no man

when our paths crossed unexpectedly, like paths sometimes can

and we fell in love, and we fell out again

and now i’m yearning, for the place where we began

 

and i wish i was a river, i wish i was the wind

i wish i could move through time, to the place where we begin

i wish i was a river, my waves running through your hair

and i wish i was the wind, blowing the kisses i no longer dare

                              

and just like the movies, and the just like the books

we raised a family, we did what it took

to get through the hard times, and keep our eyes on the good

that’s the secret of living, that’s the light in the wood

 

and i wish i was a river, i wish i was the wind

i wish i could move through time, to the place where we begin

i wish i was a river, my waves running through your hair

and i wish i was the wind, blowing the kisses i no longer dare

 

and now you are no child, and i am no young man

and we’ve stood through the storms, as best as we can

through the hard and the easy, the bad and the good

and i’d do it all over, if only-if only i could

 

and if we could see tomorrow, as clearly as we see today

if we knew the ending, what then would we say

i’d say i love you, though words could never do

justice to the magic way that i feel about you

 

and i wish i was a river, i wish i was the wind

i wish i could move through time, to the place where we begin

i wish i was a river, my waves running through your hair

and i wish i was the wind, blowing the kisses i no longer dare

 

the moon

there's a light in the sky called the moon

that some people say you can fly to

and i hope in my heart that it's true

because everyone needs something to reach to

 

like the moon, like the moon

we all need something up there

we need something up there like the moon

 

there's a land across the sea far away

that i have never seen before

yet i hope someday to stand on its shore

and look up to see the stars and so much more

 

like the moon, like the moon

we all need something out there

we need something out there like the moon

 

now you might think i’m crazy or weak of heart

but to believe in miracles, that’s a start,

mmmm, that’s a start

 

if there's somebody standing out there

and from far away you see me

reach out across the stars and the sea

because everyone needs something to reach for

 

like the moon, like the moon

we all need something up there

we need something up there like the moon

 

blanket of stars

i wasn’t searching for anyone at all

when in you came like a hurricane, threw me against the wall

as a matter of fact some loneliness would have suited me just fine

now i don’t know what hit me, i never saw the signs

i knew i was stalling, you knew i was falling

when from those lips of red, this is what you said

 

with a blanket of stars over our heads

and blanket of grass beneath our backs

we could watch the heavens circle above us all around

while here on earth we revel in this heaven that we’ve found

 

you said you’d only knocked on my door to introduce yourself

i offered you some coffee from the jar i keep up on shelf

you said you were new in town and trying to make friends

i asked how long you’d be sticking around and you smiled and said that just depends

and still i was stalling, you knew i was falling

when from those lips of red, this is what you said

 

with a blanket of stars over our heads

and blanket of grass beneath our backs

we could watch the heavens circle above us all around

while here on earth we revel in this heaven that we’ve found

 

love scares me to death, love takes away my breath

love makes me want to run away, love makes me want to run to

the one that makes me feel this way and that one is you

 

i felt a shiver run up my spine and then back down again

i knew i’d fall in love with you, i just didn’t know it would be then

the way you smile makes my heart race, that mystery in your eyes

now i’m falling dangerously and i think you realize

that i’d been stalling, and you knew i’d been falling

i knew i’d been stalling, you knew i was falling

when from those lips of red, this is what you said

 

with a blanket of stars over our heads

and blanket of grass beneath our backs

we could watch the heavens circle above us all around

while here on earth we revel in this heaven that we’ve found

 

baby , i need your company

it’s been a long day on the road

you and i waiting for the mountains to unfold

like a page torn from a travel book

promising a sight so magic we just had to look

 

come on and slide over closer to me

because the fire’s getting low as you can see

i need you to keep me warm

baby i need your company

 

though you ride with your arms around me tight

i feel a certain distance here tonight

is it a fear of the unknown

or a fear of ending up alone

 

come on and slide over closer to me

because the fire’s getting low as you can see

i need you to keep me warm

baby i need your company

 

don’t fear the dark because the stars are there to watch over you and i

think of them as our very own special angels up in the sky

there to guide us on our way through the maze

that makes up the uncertain hours and minutes of our days

 

in the morning we’ll pack up and be on our way

this could be a new beginning, girl what do you say

the mountains could be our destination not some obstacle

that we can reach together and together i know we will

 

come on and slide over closer to me

because the fire’s getting low as you can see

i need you to keep me warm

baby i need your company

 

lonely world

i got tired of hanging on

you got tired of letting go

there’s no sense in recriminations

guess we both just ran out of patience

 

now it’s a lonely world, don’t you know

it’s a lonely world, wherever i go

and everywhere i go, i think of you

and it’s a lonely world whenever i do

 

i fell away on a road away from your heart

past all the signs that said we’ve never part

there’s no point remembering all of the bad

only know i miss now what we once had

 

now it’s a lonely world, don’t you know

it’s a lonely world, wherever i go

and everywhere i go, i think of you

and it’s a lonely world whenever i do

 

and if you get lonely girl, it’s okay if you call

you might think i’m hurt or angry, but i really won’t mind at all

like those times when i would not touch you, though i longed for your touch

i never dreamed that i’d miss it, i never dreamed how much

 

and now i’m looking back over the years

though it’s hard to see through all of the tears

i’d swim all the way back if i could

through a sea of tears back if it would

take me back down the road i once took

lead me back to you for just one more look

 

now it’s a lonely world, don’t you know

it’s a lonely world, wherever i go

and everywhere i go, i think of you

and it’s a lonely world whenever i do

 

all the king’s horses

like a character from a story sitting on a wall

i watched our love tumble and fall

but if we could claim it was all a mistake, hearts would not have to break

if in my arms i could hold you

 

if in my arms i could hold you, if in my arms i could hold you

all the king’s horses and all the king’s men

could not pull us apart again

if in my arms i could hold you

 

like pieces of a battered ship now scattering to sea

i watch my life flowing out of me

but i would not be on the brink, and this ship would not have to sink

if in my arms i could hold you

 

if in my arms i could hold you, if in my arms i could hold you

all the king’s horses and all the king’s men

could not pull us apart again

if in my arms i could hold you

 

so tell me that the stories have got it all wrong

tell me that we can go back to where we belong

because the honest truth is i’m all in pieces and my only release is

if in my arms i could hold you,

if in my arms, if in my arms, i could hold you

 

like a movie hero we see now dying in slow motion

 whose life can only be saved by some fairy tale potion

 but this film would not have to end so tragic, we could make our own magic

 if in my arms i could hold you

 

if in my arms i could hold you, if in my arms i could hold you

all the king’s horses and all the king’s men

could not pull us apart again

if in my arms i could hold you

 

gulls cry

here i sit with my hands in the fire

if words had wings i'd be a bird on the wire

waiting for the words to come down to me

and how i wish i could put out this fire

but every day it just keep burning higher

and every day i keep on missing you more

 

and gulls cry and they cry, 

and they cry, and they cry, and they cry

 

i stand at the shore and i watch the waves

they come for me and i believe that i=m saved

but then they turn around and leave me stranded again

i bend my neck and look up at the sky

i see it's blue and so am i

and i wonder where we're gonna go from here

 

and gulls cry and they cry, 

and they cry, and they cry, and they cry

 

and how i wish there was just some way

to turn around and hear you say

that this life has been but a bad dream

but everything is just as it seems

life goes on scheming its schemes because

the genies keep all our wishes bottled inside

 

now here i stand at the end of the earth

praying for our rebirth

and trying hard to watch over you

but all you can do is wait your turn

meanwhile try not to get burned because

life can be a hell of a ride

and gulls cry…

 

hoping

she’s all alone in a lonely apartment

not much to see from this gray tenement

not much to do, going nowhere

but she wouldn’t go anyway, she wouldn’t dare

 

the door is always open, because she’s always hoping

that he’ll come back to her, one of her many sleepless nights

so afraid he’ll think that door’s locked and she won’t hear that bell ring

and for him she keeps on the lights

 

two floors up but feeling so down, wondering how the world manages to keep turning round

while her life remains so unchanged, everything so perfectly arranged

 

the door is always open, because she’s always hoping

that he’ll come back to her, one of her many sleepless nights

so afraid he’ll think that door’s locked and she won’t hear that bell ring

and for him she keeps on the lights

 

and on the other side of town, from a lonely man there comes a sound

of empty bottles and a broken heart, all the pieces come apart

spread across the bed and floor, nothing keeping him from happiness

but an open door

 

and while the world goes on outside of her door

she sits alone inside hoping, praying and waiting for

him to come back, take her in his arms

bring her back to life with his magic, with his charms

 

the door is always open, because she’s always hoping

that he’ll come back to her, one of her many sleepless nights

so afraid he’ll think that door’s locked and she won’t hear that bell ring

and for him she keeps on the lights

 

no superman here

if i was just half the man that you see through your eyes

i’d be a better man than i am now

and if i could do just half the things that you think i can

i’d be a better man than i am now

 

but i am only the man that i see in the mirror

there is no superman here

i am just a man growing old before my eyes

i’m not the man you think i am, i realize

 

if i was a wealthy man you’d have a villa by the sea

you’d have a bigger house than you have now

and if i was a famous artist, whose paintings hung on every wall

you’d live a finer life than you live now

 

but i am only the man that i see in the mirror

there is no superman here

i am just a man growing old before my eyes

i’m not the man you think i am, i realize

 

if you should ever come to see this man that time has wrought

the very man that i see in the mirror caught

without his weapons, without his guard, without a saving grace

you may see a man with love in his heart and pages on his face

 

and if i could, you know i would give you everything and more

there’s no one in the world i more adore

and if i could, in a minute i would lay the world’s riches at your door

and in all the world there’s no one else i would do that for

 

but i am only the man that i see in the mirror

there is no superman here

i am just a man growing old before my eyes

i’m not the man you think i am, i realize

there is no superman here, there is no superman here

there is no superman here, no there is no superman here

 

sometimes a sad song makes me smile

sometimes a sad song makes me smile

a song so bittersweet i’m drawn to tears

some crooner up on stage singing about loss and heartache

the kind i’ve been living all these years

 

he sings a sad song all about his first love

a girl he met when he was just 18

and though he cannot say how many years have come between

he says he still holds her in his heart like a dream

 

sometimes a sad song makes me smile

a song so bittersweet i’m drawn to tears

some crooner up on stage singing about loss and heartache

the kind i’ve been living all these years

 

and he tells a tale about when he was married

about his lovely wife and his two kids

about how it all fell apart around him

about how he still wonders what he did

 

sometimes a sad song makes me smile

a song so bittersweet i’m drawn to tears

some crooner up on stage singing about loss and heartache

the kind i’ve been living all these years

 

and as i watched him up on stage at that moment

i realized that crooner could be me

on the outside smiling like he really means it

but breaking on the inside you just can’t see

 

sometimes a sad song makes me smile

a song so bittersweet i’m drawn to tears

some crooner up on stage singing about loss and heartache

the kind i’ve been living all these years