Major 3rd

by Chris Swinney

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Chris Swinney's third album from 2006

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released April 27, 2014

Copyright © 2006 Chris Swinney

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Chris Swinney Wooler, UK

Chris Swinney is a singer, songwriter and producer from the north of England. He has released five albums and one EP since 2000. He has also recorded lots of individual tracks for download. All of these are now available from Bandcamp.

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Track Name: Out Of My Life
You were all that I needed to
Make everything complete
And for a moment it all fell into place
But I had to have one more try
At being one of the guys
Now the dream has gone without any trace

Every second I feel lonely
Every minute brings some pain
Happy hour will always find me standing here again

Every time I wake up
There’s a pounding in my head
Playing every word you said before goodbye
I just can’t seem to shake off
What I saw the other day
As you turned and walked away
Out of my life

Every second I feel lonely
Every minute brings some pain
Happy hour you’ll always find me standing here again

Every time I wake up
There’s a pounding in my head
Playing every word you said before goodbye
I just can’t seem to shake off
What I saw the other day
As you turned and walked away
Out of my life
Track Name: Just When I Thought
Just when I thought that it wasn’t for me
Resigned to the fact it was never to be
I carried on blindly
In the hope that I’d find something else

Something that I could just concentrate on
But really not miss if the next day it’s gone
To keep me amused
Without letting it under my skin

But oh what a sin
It would have been
If you’d walked on by
While I kept both my eyes on the ground
How could I miss?
A treasure like this
All my bridges were burned
Until you came and turned it around

Just when I thought that it wasn’t for me
Resigned to the fact it was never to be
I carried on blindly
In the hope that I’d find something else

But oh what a sin
It would have been
If you’d walked on by
While I kept both my eyes on the ground
How could I miss?
A treasure like this
All my bridges were burned
Until you came and turned it around
Track Name: This Hasn't Been His Day
Well he’s afraid of his own reflection
He’s afraid just to give it a try
If there’s a chance that it couldn’t be certain
He’s gonna let it pass by

Because the last thing he needs is another
Dream that blows up before it begins
Though he laughs when he tells you about it
The joke’s worn past thin

But he likes to think that someday
He’ll be handed on a plate
All the goods in store he’s worked so hard for
I hope it’s not too late

Though he knows that there has never been
A better time to cause a scene
He’ll step right back and say
This hasn’t been his day
And he waits around for firmer ground
Then tip-toes when he hears the sound
Of his heart beating faster than the rain
That falls into the fire again

Well he’s afraid of his own perception
Of what he can and he couldn’t do
So he’ll look for another direction
Just in case it falls through
Track Name: Missy's Eyes
She looks through a door that is no longer there
And talks to someone at the foot of the stairs
She’s never been before
And this hasn’t been a door
For so many years

She asks to be through and she’s so sure she can
There’s something about it that she understands
Her patience is wearing thin
As she’s tuning in to another side

So what goes on inside that head?
I’m looking where her gaze is led
But I won’t get past the amazing disguise
Unless I can see through Missy’s eyes

She looks through a door that is no longer there
And talks to someone at the foot of the stairs
She’s never been before
And this hasn’t been a door
For so many years

So what goes on inside that head?
I’m looking where her gaze is led
But I won’t get past the amazing disguise
Unless I can see through Missy’s eyes

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Track Name: What Are You Gonna Do?
Well you can say you’re sorry
And that makes it okay
The pain and the frustration
Will all fade away
And we’ll go back to where we were
Before we even met
Then I can forgive
And you can forget
Hey it’s so easy
I’ll just count to ten
Why don’t we do it all again

Well I had tunnel vision
The part I couldn’t see
Was the blurriest perception
Of the way you felt for me
One day it all will happen
To someone else it’s true
They’ll have it all to go through
The way I did with you
But where is this gonna lead you
With a heart that’s turned to stone
You’ll be wandering alone

So what are you gonna do
When nobody wants you to
Be anything more than just one night
And what are you gonna say
When everyone turns away
And there’s no one around to make it right

INSTRUMENTAL

But where is this gonna lead you
With a heart that’s turned to stone
You’ll be wandering alone

So what are you gonna do
When nobody wants you to
Be anything more than just one night
And what are you gonna say
When everyone turns away
And there’s no one around to make it right
Track Name: Guise Of Conservation
I’ve got so much time on my hands
Need something to do to fill in my day
I’ve got so much money and land
And I’ve always dreamed of being this way

I’ve got so much inside of my brain
That I don’t want to waste on something mundane
I’ve got so much living to do
If it makes me happy I’ll take it from you

This is what it’s all about
I’m sending out an invitation
We all know it justifies
Under the guise of conservation
Little bird up in the sky
So many of you it won’t matter

I’ve got others who follow my path
They may not agree but I’m all that they have
I’ve got visions that the blood lust will reign
And we’ll be full on for the killing again

I get angry when you tell the truth
And I have to make do with some lame excuse
But I’m gonna take all these lies to my grave
Unlike you it’s not conscience I crave

This is what it’s all about
I’m sending out an invitation
We all know it justifies
Under the guise of conservation
Little creature on the run
We’ll have our fun and it won’t matter
Track Name: Any Other Way
So it’s another day
The best that I can say
I hope it will be better than the last
Let’s put it all behind
And hope that we will find
Some treasure in the wreckage from the blast

Into the fire our dreams are hurled
It’s you and me against the world
But I won’t stray
Any other way

That catalogue of shit
We never asked for it
But in the end we got it any way
It seems that every time
We’re in the firing line
They’ll shoot us down no matter what we say

Into the fire our dreams are hurled
It’s you and me against the world
But I won’t stray
Any other way

What’s all this I’m hearing
About lack of self control?
Even saints and martyrs
Had their moments so I’m told
Don’t look so surprised
Because today I’m seeing red
I can’t believe you’re saying
Was it something that I said?
Track Name: You Threw It All Away
Well you’ve really messed it up this time
And the punishment will fit the crime
All you had will soon be mine
You threw it all away

She is the one you must have known
For me that is and not your own
What you tried to hide has now been shown
And she’s never gonna stay

So if you don’t want to treat her
In the way that she deserves
Just hang around until
I show you one that will

And when the pain subsides
And all her tears have dried
She’ll see the funny side of your deceit
When she’s on her feet again
I’m gonna walk right in
To hold her close again
And we’ll remember how it was before
The day you left your shadow on her door
Track Name: Something In Rennison's Pies
I’ve got a pounding in my head
Monday morning’s what I dread
But I never seem to learn on Sunday night
Though I know I’ll never be alone
Waiting on the cobble stones
For something that I know will put it right

I feel I should be saying grace
Before that juice runs down my face
And I begin to feel alive again
Is it in the pastry or the meat?
Or when the gravy runs from underneath?
That miracle relief from all the pain

I’m saying goodbye once more
To the day after feeling
From a good night before
Yes I’m feeling better but it’s no surprise
’Cause there’s something in Rennison’s pies

Well all good things and all that stuff
Just never seems to be enough
And 1991 saw its demise
What one man couldn’t bear to see
Made him buy a batch to freeze
And two remain for all posterity

One day this gastronomic prize
May be dissected and analised
To learn the secret recipe again
There are a few on special days
Who get to see them on display
Recalling happy memories again

I’m saying goodbye once more
To the day after feeling
From a good night before
Yes I’m feeling better but it’s no surprise
’Cause there’s something in Rennison’s pies
Track Name: Without Wheels
Well it seems we’ll have to land
Not quite the way we planned
There’ll be a lot of friction I would say
The passengers I’ve learned
Are not overly concerned
But I’ll say this with conviction anyway
Manoeuvres of this kind
I must have practiced a thousand times

The press have all come down
To watch us touch the ground
The whole world holds its breath and says a prayer
Though I have got the feel
For landing without wheels
The sparks will soon be flying under there
We’ll bring this back to base
With fire engines out just in case

This has been an endless flight
I hope we’ll make it home tonight
Coming round for one last time
It’s now or never baby hold on tight

As level as we could
We made the landing good
The passengers they hardly felt a thing
A pressman in his wit
He made some light of it
Said next time you could do it without wings
This fame I have to say
Could have come in a better way

This has been an endless flight
I think we’ll make it home tonight
Coming down in our own time
Until tomorrow baby hold on tight
Track Name: Right Back At You
You said it
I let it
Get the better of me
You made me believe it
And I couldn’t see

You planned it
Underhanded
Just for bringing me down
Tomorrow it’s over
’Cause I won’t be around

Sometimes it seemed
You only lived to make me lose my cool
Put on a show for all your friends
As they watched you play the fool

Now that it’s done
You’ll be the only one who knows
How much it hurts
Knowing you’ve done your best to be alone
The finger you used
To show the accused
Is pointing right back at you

You think it’s a big disguise
But everybody knows
When all that you do belies
The things you say that you believe
The only one is you who’s been deceived

Sometimes it seemed
You only lived to make me lose my cool
Put on a show for all your friends
As they watched you play the fool

Now that it’s done
You’ll be the only one who knows
How much it hurts
Knowing you’ve done your best to be alone
The finger you used
To show the accused
Is pointing right back at you