Under The Rainbow

cvr-under-the-rainbow-300x300Produced by: Grant Mitchell
Recorded by: Rob Hoffman

Vocals: Julia Fordham

Piano: Grant Mitchell

All songs written by Julia Fordham

Muttley Melodies (ASCAP) (BMI) (PRS)

Photo : Simon GLuckman

Release Date: 2013
Little Boo Records

Skipping Under The Rainbow »

YOU CAN KEEP YOUR POSITIVE THINKING
I’M HAPPY HERE WITH MY HEART SINKING
SITTING WITH THE JADED BLUES
TONS OF CLOUDS TO SPOIL THE VIEW

I’M ONE COMPLETED CONUNDRUM
DRAGGING TO THE BEAT OF MY DRUM
KICKING UP THE WEEDS AND DIRT
KISSING EVERY WOUND AND HURT

COS I KNOW THE SUN WILL COME AGAIN
I’LL WEAR MY BLACK RAIN MACK TILL THEN
I’LL BE BACK THIS TIME TOMORROW
SKIPPING UNDER THE RAINBOW
SKIPPING SKIPPING SKIPPING UNDER THE RAINBOW

KEEP YOUR PUNCH LINE FROM YOUR BEST JOKE
I’M HAPPY HERE UP ON MY TIGHT ROPE
TIPTOEING ALONG THE EDGE
OR TEETERING ALONG THE LEDGE

COS I KNOW THE SUN WILL COME AGAIN
I’LL WEAR MY BLACK RAIN MACK TILL THEN
I’LL BE BACK THIS TIME TOMORROW
SKIPPING UNDER THE RAINBOW
SKIPPING SKIPPING SKIPPING UNDER THE RAINBOW

MY OLD KIT BAGS UNPACKED
MY TROUBLES ALL AROUND
MY SMILE SMILE SMILE
IS UPSIDE DOWN

COS I KNOW THE SUN WILL COME AGAIN
I’LL WEAR MY BLACK RAIN MACK TILL THEN
I’LL BE BACK THIS TIME TOMORROW
SKIPPING UNDER THE RAINBOW
SKIPPING UNDERT THE RAINBOW
SKIPPING SKIPPING SKIPPING UNDER THE RAINBOW

Porcelain »

I am very very much in like with you
I hope that it’s enough ’cause it’s all I can do
‘Cause you treat my skin like porcelain,
Rare and special porcelain
Even though you know I know you know
That this is not the real thing

Oh, isn’t it enough what I’m giving to you, baby?
Oh, isn’t it enough that your kisses drive me crazy?
Oh, isn’t it enough, isn’t it enough?

I read a book like you, it says for what it’s worth
People only really get what they deserve
And I hear a voice cry out within
Relax, enjoy the porcelain
Treatment feels like liquid gold
A treasured hand for me to hold

Oh, isn’t it enough what I’m giving to you, baby?
Oh, isn’t it enough that your kisses drive me crazy?
Oh, isn’t it enough, isn’t it enough?

Porcelain, Porcelain
You treat my skin like porcelain

In the big, big scheme of things
Beyond the rare and special porcelain
Beyond the joy, joy and the dis-at-ease
Well there’s a place for me…

Porcelain, Porcelain

Sometimes I think I should say I love you too
If words are free, why can’t I spare the best for you?
‘Cause you treat my skin like porcelain
Rare and special porcelain
Even though you know I know you know
I’m cracked from all of this living

Oh, isn’t it enough what I’m giving to you, baby?
Oh, isn’t it enough that your kisses drive me crazy?
Oh, isn’t it enough that I’m checking for you, baby?
Oh, isn’t it enough that your kisses drive me crazy?
Oh, isn’t it enough, isn’t it enough?

Isn’t it enough?
Isn’t it enough?

Happy Ever After »

Don’t ask me why I’m running out of laughter
There’s tears in these eyes, not happy ever after
And I thought it was plain to see
And I thought the whole world could be
And I thought we’d be happy ever after.

You could say that I’m living in a pipe dream
It’s just looking back, things are never what they seem
And I hope I can safely say
And I hope most things go my way
And I hope they’ll be happy ever after.

Down in Southern Africa no happy ever after
Not now, but soon forever
While they’re sitting comfortably
In that white winter city
How can we be happy ever after?

Um by yay
Est ce le South Africa

So don’t ask me why I’m running out of laughter
There’s tears in these eyes, not happy ever after.
And I thought it was plain to see
And I thought that maybe you and me
And I thought we’d be happy ever after.

Um by yay
Um by yay
Um by yay
Est ce le South Africa

Where Does The Time Go »

If I could have a pound for every moment I’ve spent worrying
On all the little things in life that frankly there’s no hurrying
Then I would be a rich girl
I wanna be a rich girl soon
But going at this rate I think that it might take
Till there’s life on the moon
Where does the time go?
Does anyone know?
Where does the time go?
Does anyone know?
Where does the time go?
Does anyone know?
If I could have a sneak preview to all the earthly reasons
It takes to make the theme of time
Then I’d be a girl for all seasons
And I wouldn’t have to worry
I wouldn’t have to worry
oh no no no
It just seems kind of funny that there’s some things I’ll just never Know
Like where does the time go?
Does anyone know?
Where does the time go?
Does anyone know?
Where does the time go?
Does anyone know?
We were only just saying just the other day
How it’s really amazing how the days just seem to slip away
And it’s right before my very own eyes
Oh there’s some things that we’ll never, we’ll never know, like
Where does the time go?
Where does the time go?
Does anyone know?
Tell me where does the time go?
Tell me where does it go?
There’s some things we’ll never know
If I could have a pound for every moment I’ve spent worrying
On all the little things in life that frankly there’s no hurrying
Then I would be a rich girl and I wanna be a rich girl soon
But going at this rate I think that it might take Till there’s life on the moon
Oh where does the time go?
Does anyone know?
Oh where does the time go?
Does anyone know?
Oh tell me where does the time go?
Where does the time go?
I’ve been counting all my days
I’ve been counting all my nights
Tell me where does it go?
Where, where, where, where, where does it go? T
he time go, the time go, the time go
Where, where, where, where does it go?
Does anyone know?
I’ve been counting all my days
I’ve been counting all my nights
Till I can be with you

Lock and Key »

When there’s comfort in pleasure and pleasure in pain
And I’m wondering if I’ll see you again
No tangled emotions dragging us down
And the texture of your voice the sweetest sound

I’m gonna wrap you up and take you home with me
Yo’ Yo’ Yeah Yeah
Treasured in my heart under lock and key.

When there’s nothing to hold you, or holding you back
No chains of attachment, only basic facts
No strangled devotions, hemming us in
And the taste of your smile was the sweetest thing

I’m gonna wrap you up and take you home with me
Yo’ Yo’ Yeah Yeah
Treasured in my heart under lock and key

Under lock and key, my precious moments
My precious memories, and you know, and you know
I ain’t never, never, I ain’t never gonna let them go

Yo’ Yo’ Yeah Yeah

When there’s comfort in pleasure and pleasure in pain
And I’m wondering, wondering if I’ll see you again
No tangled emotions, dragging us down
And the texture of your voice the sweetest sound

I’m gonna lock you up and take you home with me
Yo’ Yo’ Yeah Yeah
Treasured in my heart under lock and key.

Yo’ Yo’ Yeah Yeah

More Than I Can Bear »

The news just filtered through
There’s a new girl hanging out with you
I’d kill the messenger
But she’s my friend and I love her
And I know she tells me this for my own good
‘Cause she knows I’ve not moved on
like a wise girl should

Now she’s lying in my place
With the right to kiss my favourite face
Now she’s curled up in my chair
Your fingers in her hair
It’s more than I can bear

I do the best I can
To go along with God’s good plan
He thinks it’s obvious
There’s no hope for the two of us
So I know he’s doing this for my own good
‘Cause she knows I’ve not moved on
like a wise girl should

Now she’s lying in my place
With the right to kiss my favourite face
Now she’s curled up in my chair
Your fingers in her hair
It’s more than I can bear

Some may say life is for living
But this takes some forgiving
And I will try to

Now she’s lying in my place
With the right to kiss my favourite face
Now she’s curled up in my chair
Your fingers in her hair
It’s more than I can bear
It’s more than I can bear

Manhattan Skyline »

What chance did I stand?
How could I resist?
Your American arms and your French kiss
From New York to London,
London to New York
With this broken heart so British

Ooh ooh yeah yeah
As broken as the Manhattan skyline

Ooh ooh yeah yeah
As broken as the fragments of my mind
My mind my mind

New York to London…yeah

Now our love is lying
Like some troubled land
Now you are my Ireland,
And I’m your ‘Nam
From New York to London,
London to New York
With this broken heart so British

Ooh ooh yeah yeah
As broken as the Manhattan skyline

Ooh ooh yeah yeah
As broken as the fragments of my mind
My mind my mind

I should cry more tears for Israel
Instead of dwelling in my own hell
And my love and my world’s plight
They’re still giving me sleepless nights

What chance did I stand?
How could I resist?
Now this broken this broken
This broken heart…
So British

Ooh ooh yeah yeah
As broken as the Manhattan skyline

Ooh ooh yeah yeah
As broken as the fragments of my mind

Girlfriend »

Don’t tell me to stop crying please just hold me while I do
Soothe me with your silence and just cradle me to you
Don’t push me for my reasons or expect me to explain
How can I in five minutes shift a lifetime’s hidden pain?

Don’t tell your girlfriend about me ‘cos your girlfriend won’t like girls like me
Don’t tell your girlfriend about me
If you just hold me, hold me, hold me….

I went to see a psychic and I paid for good advice
He said “Forget a romance ’til you’ve sorted out your life.
Be your own mother and your father and your sister and brother,
And even try to crack the art of being your own lover”

Don’t tell your girlfriend about me ‘cos your girlfriend won’t like girls like me
Don’t tell your girlfriend about me
If you just hold me, hold me, hold me….

In my darkest hour you’d be mine, these wildest dreams
are no crime, or are they? Girlfriend
Coming from a place of need, not one of abundance,
You see he told me. Girlfriend

Don’t tell me to stop crying, please just hold me while I do
Soothe me with your silence and just cradle me to you
Don’t push me for my reasons or expect me to explain
How come I say I’m happy to be on my own again…?

Don’t tell your girlfriend about me ‘cos your girlfriend won’t like girls like me
Don’t tell your girlfriend about me ‘cos your girlfriend won’t like girls like me
You don’t have to tell your girlfriend about me
If you just hold me, hold me, hold me

Towerblock »

You make me feel vulnerable and totally exposed
You make me feel like a teenager dressed in a woman’s clothes
And I ask you, and I ask you, where do we go from here?

All my life, I’ve been the one who’s big and strong for everyone
Then you come along, a towerblock for me to lean on.
And I ask you, where do we go from here?

You’ve got me so I’m curling like a kitten in your hand
You’ve got me so I’m clawing like a tiger caged and bound
And I ask you, and I ask you, where do we go from here?

All my life, I’ve been the one who’s big and strong for everyone
Then you come along, a towerblock for me to lean on.
And I ask you, where do we go from here?

All my life, I’ve been the one who’s big and strong for everyone
And now I know you’ve let me down, will it always be
That I’m the only towerblock for me?

I Thought It Was You »

Don’t say your world lights up when I smile
‘Cos you know it’s too late for talk like that
And as this love fades, we both know that I have been betrayed
I’m not looking for the answer, baby
I’m just looking for a little love
We’re all looking for something, baby
And for a minute, a minute, a minute

I thought it was you
I thought it was you
I thought that it was you
I thought it was you

Don’t say that you’ll be there when I need you
‘Cos where are you when I need you now
I need you
The truth hurts
Ooh I’m hurting now I’m hurting ooh
I’m not looking for the answer baby
I’m just looking for a little love
We’re all looking for someone baby
And for a minute, a minute, a minute

(Repeat chorus)

I wouldn’t change a thing except the ending
‘Til the part where you broke my heart
Everybody’s talking about forgiveness
I can’t forgive you for leaving me

I’m not looking for the answer baby
I’m just looking for a little love
We’re all looking for something baby
And for a minute, a minute, a minute

Concrete Love »

No butterflies no butterfingers
No “ah me” that lingers
On and on when you are gone
No last dance from the lake swan
No string quartet playing in my head
No sweet Juliet
No thunder bolt from up above
Just good old plain old concrete love
Good old plain old concrete love
No jelly legs no trembling weak knees
No belly knots in me
I can eat and I can sleep
No twisted tongue that can’t speak
No lunar walk no floating cloud talk
No ten out of ten to report
No thunderbolt from up above

chorus
You snuck up on me
You waited patiently
You snuck up on me

chorus

Won’t you come
Won’t you come over darling
Won’t you come
‘cuz I want some
Bring it on bring it on
Over
Concrete love

Behind Closed Doors »

Behind closed doors you’re mine I’m yours
We’ve got our own language and that’s about all

Stripped to the bone I’m happy alone
So wherever I’m going I’m going to get there on my own

In this man’s world I’m always screaming to be heard
In this latest vessel a changing restless soul

Behind this mind beyond these times
There’s another existence in parallel lines

We’ve got a bond so sweet so strong
For the sake of the good times we’re still hanging on

In this man’s world I’m always screaming to be heard
In this latest vessel a changing restless soul

And this is my heart talking
Only my heart talking
And I, and I still love you

Behind closed doors

Invisible War »

Invisible war, seems we’re waging an invisible war
Strained maneouvres, keeping silent score
In this invisible war
Every day I seem to lose you more
Both wishing it was like before
In this invisible war

Talk about a fine line between love and hate
We’ve lost more than our direction of fate
Talk about a fine line between lovers and friends
We’ve never been lovers and now we’re not even friends

In this invisible war, seems we’re waging an invisible war
Every day I seem to lose you more
In this invisible war

Wounded deeply the scar is here to stay
Opening up at all the little things I do and say
You always want things to be as before
So I make you angry and you bleed a little more

In this invisible war, seems we’re waging an invisible war
Every day I seem to lose you more
In this invisible war

Want to go away
I still love you
Got to go away
I always love you
Got to be away
Time heals all wounds
Invisible war