China Blue

China Blue

Produced and Arranged by: Grant Mitchell
Engineered and Mixed by: Graham Dickson
Except I Keep Forgettin: Produced by Jon Gilutin and Simon Climie
Mixed by Simon Climie and Jon Gilutin

Songs 1, 5, 10 written by Julia Fordham
Muttley Melodies (ASCAP)

Songs 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9 written by Julia Fordham
Muttley Melodies (ASCAP) and Grant Mitchell
(PRS)

Song 3 written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller (ASCAP)

Photo : Simon Gluckman

Released Date: 2008
Little Boo Records

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China Blue »

Written by Julia Fordham Blue Mountain Music, Ltd. (PRS). All rights for North America controlled by Fairwood Music USA (ASCAP) and by Fairwood Music, Ltd. (PRS) for the rest of the world.

China Blue, fragile and missing you
Feels like we’re almost through, China Blue

China Blue, tell me it isn’t true
One heart broken in two, China Blue

Heavens holding a pale pale moon
Looks like an anemic balloon
Can’t believe what’s come over you
Oh China, China Blue

China Blue, fragile and missing you
We did all we could do, China Blue

Heavens holding a pale pale moon
The breeze whispering a sad sad tune
All my love I gave to you
Oh China, China Blue

The World Keeps Spinning »

THE WORLD KEEPS SPINNING

Written by Julia Fordham & Grant Mitchell
Muttley Melodies (ASCAP) / Grant Mitchell (PRS)

Big brown beautiful gnarly old tree
Won’t you take this burden away from me
I’ve been carrying it for oh so long
It’s been hanging round my shoulders and chocking my song

And the birds keep singing
And the fish keep swimming
And the world keeps spinning round without me

Big blue beautiful gnarly old sea
Won’t you wash this feeling away from me
With your healing salts and lullaby waves
Won’t your rock me in your ocean arms and label me saved

Cos the birds keep singing
And the fish keep swimming
And the world keeps spinning round without me

Where is the light switch
So I can flick it on, it on?

Big gold beautiful shiny old star
Won’t you send a little magic down from up where you are
I’ve been sitting here for oh so long
And you look like the kind of star I could wish upon

The birds keep singing
The fish keep swimming
And the world keeps spinning round without me

I Keep Forgettin’ »

Written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller (ASCAP)
Adapted by Michael McDonald & Ed Sanford
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP)
Copyright 1982 Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC. All rights administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, 8 Music Square West, Nashville, TN 37203. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

I keep forgettin’ we’re not in love anymore
I keep forgettin’ things will never be the same again
I keep forgettin’ how you made that so clear
I keep forgettin’

Every time you’re near
Every time I see you smile
Hear your “hello”
Saying you can only stay a while

Hey, I know that it’s hard for you
To say the things that we both know are true
But tell me how come

I keep forgettin’ we’re not in love anymore
I keep forgettin’ things will never be the same again
I keep forgettin’ how you made that so clear
I keep forgettin’

Every time I hear
How you never want to live a lie
How it’s gone to far
And you don’t have to tell me why

Why you’re gone and the game is through
If this is what’s real, if this is what’s true
Tell me how come

I keep forgettin’ we’re not in love anymore
I keep forgettin’ things will never be the same again
I keep forgettin’ how you made that so clear
I keep forgettin’

I Wanna Stay Home With You »

Written by Julia Fordham & Grant Mitchell
Muttley Melodies (ASCAP) / Grant Mitchell (PRS)

I’ve been to London I’ve been to Paris
I’ve been to New York I’ve been to Rome
Now all I want to do is stay at home with you
I’ve been to LA I’ve been to Bombay
I’ve had the best room with a view
Now all I want to do is be with you

All the hustle and bustle
And all the fuss and all the tussle
Who needs it who needs it
And all the wheelin’ and the dealin’
And all the limelight for the stealing
Just go ahead keep it
I’ve been to Berlin I’ve been to Athens
I’ve been to Cairo and Cologne
Now all I want to do is stay at home with you
I’ve been to Lisbon I’ve been to Brisbane
I’ve been to Tibet and Peru
Now all I want to do is be with you

The leaning tower of Pisa and the actual Mona Lisa
I’ve seen them I’ve seen them
And the China Wall, Niagra Falls
The Pyramids, The Albert Hall
Now you beat them all
I’ve been to Moscow I’ve been to Glasgow
I’ve been to Fiji and Cebu
Now all I want to do is be with you

Sienna, Vienna The French Riviera
Morocco, Kyoto I’ll look at my photos

I’ve been to Lagos I’ve been to Vegas
I’ve been to Oslo and Stockholm
Now all I want to do is stay at home with you
I’ve been to Thailand and Hayling Island
I’ve been to Bangkok and Baku
Now all I want to do is be with you

Malaysia and Croatia Bosnia and Lithuania Romania Tasmania
And there’s Senegal and Istanbul and Montreal and Portugal
Been and seen them all
I’ve been to Turkey and Albuquerque
But I’ve never been to Timbuktu
Now all I want to do is stay at home with you
I want to stay home with you

Funny Guy »

Written by Julia Fordham
Blue Mountain Music, Ltd. (PRS). All rights for North America controlled by Fairwood Music USA (ASCAP) and by Fairwood Music, Ltd. (PRS) for the rest of the world.

Funny Guy
I think I’m falling for you
Funny Guy
Do you think you might be falling for me too?
You’re so smart, you captured my heart
Please don’t break it
God willing, I’ve got this feeling we could make it

Funny Guy
Come on by, fetch me in your car
Funny Guy
I will try to take you as you are
Drive me away from it all
And I will keep you safe from harm
There’s strength behind these fragile arms

If you’re going to make it move
Make it soon
A dozen roses for my room
A 100 heart shaped balloons
Make it soon, make it soon, make it soon

Funny Guy
Other guys, are calling for me
Time rolls by
Funny guy
What’s it going to be?

Holiday »

Written by Julia Fordham & Grant Mitchell
Muttley Melodies (ASCAP) / Grant Mitchell (PRS)

I need a holiday
I need to get away
From myself and from it all
My head against this wall
This chain and wrecking ball

I need a vacation
A little separation
From the clutter and clatter of internal chatter
Where everything matters

You, from the start
Gracefully forgiving of the shadow on my heart
You could come too
Lets take a holiday

Don’t need a good reason
Whatever the season
Through the rain and the white snow
Together we will go
Through sunshine or cloud show

You, from the start
Gracefully forgiving of the shadow on my heart
You could come too
Lets take a holiday

We will while away the hours
Gazing at the view
We’ll be busy doing nothing
Being me and you
Lets take a holiday

You, from the start
Gracefully forgiving of the shadow on my heart
You could come too
Lets take a holiday
Lets take a holiday

My Only Valentine »

Written by Julia Fordham & Grant Mitchell
Muttley Melodies (ASCAP) / Grant Mitchell (PRS)

Every Christmas every Easter, every Summer’s day
Every Halloween and Thanksgiving along the way
Every month in every year until we’re out of time
From this moment onwards you’re my only Valentine

When skies are blue
I am with you
When they’re grey
I will stay
If they should turn foreboding
I will not turn away

Every Christmas every Easter, every Summer’s day
Every Halloween and Thanksgiving along the way
Every month in every year until we’re out of time
From this moment onwards you’re my only Valentine

When the birds fly south for winter
The daffodils in May
And if hell freezes over
I’ll be standing there that day

And if you fall, I’ll come running
If you call, don’t be wondering
If I’ll be there, cos I swear
I’ll be there, be there

Every Christmas every Easter, every Summer’s day
Every Halloween and Thanksgiving along the way
Every month in every year until we’re out of time
From this moment onwards you’re my only Valentine

I Will Bring You Love »

Written by Julia Fordham & Grant Mitchell
Muttley Melodies (ASCAP) / Grant Mitchell (PRS)

Don’t forget to kiss me
Don’t forget to miss your little Miss Precious Thing
And I will bring you love
And I will bring you love

Don’t hesitate to hold me
Make no mistake to
Summer, Winter, Fall and Spring
And I will bring you love
And I will bring you love

Make me a safe haven
And I won’t be misbehaving
Let me inside your world
And I will be your number one girl

Don’t be afraid to spoil me
Don’t forget the queen of hearts needs a loyal king
And I will bring you love
And I will bring you love
And I will bring you love

Almost Happy »

Written by Julia Fordham & Grant Mitchell
Muttley Melodies (ASCAP) / Grant Mitchell (PRS)

I saw you at a party with a Starlet on your arm
I counted to a thousand, and managed to stay calm
You didn’t see my while I watched you by the door
Make her feel the way that you did me that time before

And she looked Happy, she seemed safe
A smile across her pretty face
She was happy

A gorgeous 5′ 10″ model danced and shimmied close near by
From my secret look out, I saw you catch her eye
A half an hour later you were with her at the bar
She laughed and tossed her hair back
While you were who you are

And she looked happy
She seemed safe
A smile across her pretty face
She was happy

I made a graceful exit
That is my forte
I slipped into my fast car
And slowly pulled away
It’s funny how things work out as they must and do
And now, on reflection, I’m glad I’m not with you

I was happy
I was safe
A smile across my knowing face
I was happy
Almost happy, Almost happy, Almost happy

For You, Only For You »

Written by Julia Fordham
Blue Mountain Music, Ltd. (PRS). All rights for North America controlled by Fairwood Music USA (ASCAP) and by Fairwood Music, Ltd. (PRS) for the rest of the world.

I cried the Solent, the Tyne, the Severn and Rhine
The Thames and the Seine, over again

But I won’t be crying anymore
All these tears, like I shed before
For you, only for you

The Ganges the Clyde, the Amazon the Nile
The Avon the Trent, the tears that I’ve spent

But I won’t be crying anymore
All these tears, like I shed before
For you, only for you

A sea of love, runs deep in these veins
Flooding my heart with anger and pain
The depth of reason, a wave of regret
But the times that we had
I’ll never forget

But, I won’t be crying anymore
All these tears like I shed before
For you, only for you
Only For You