Whispers Album Lyrics by Passenger


Passenger Lyrics

Whispers Lyrics
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Coins In A Fountain

Fear is dark but my love is a lantern
Shining up like coins in a fountain
Hope is a tree sitting on a mountain where the grass don't grow
There's a sad old sea but my love is an island
Wild and free like the hills in the highlands
Hope is a breeze that brings me back to dry land
Where the flowers grow

Love is a baby born
Love is the last unicorn
Love is the only song i'll sing

Hate is a poison
Love is a remedy
Singing out like the sweetest of melodies
Hope is a ghost in the deepest of memories
Stronger than ten of me
Fear is the enemy
In the dark and it creeps like a shark
In the coldest sea
In the deepest part but
Hope is the beat in the oldest heart
A hand in a hand and a brand new start

Love is a fireside
Warm on the coldest of nights
Love is the only song I'll sing
Love is the truest of words
Love is the last winter birds
Love is the only song I'll sing

Oh I'll sing
Til I can't sing no more
Oh I'll sing
Til my throat is sore



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27

Twenty seven years twenty seven years now
Only thing I know
I know that I don't know how
To please everybody all of the time,
'cos everybody's always f*cking changing their minds
A little bit faded
A little bit jaded
Not gonna stop and I won't be persuaded
To write words I can't believe in
To see my face on a video screen

I don't know where I'm running but I know how to run
'cos running's the thing I've always done
I don't know what I'm doing but I know what I've done
I'm a hungry heart I'm a loaded gun

Twenty seven years twenty seven years done
Written six hundred songs only twelve get sung
Eighty seven thousand cigarettes have passed through these lungs
And every single day I wish i'd never smoked one
A week brushing my teeth and a week getting my haircut
Eight years sleeping I'm still tired when I wake up
A whole year eating and I still lost weight f*ck
Five proper girlfriends and five messy breakups
Twenty seven birthdays twenty seven new years
Thirty thousand quid just so I could have a few beers
Ever dying old hopes
Ever growing new fears
Don't know where I'm going but I know how I got here

I don't know where I'm running but I know how to run
'cos running's the thing I've always done
I don't know what I'm doing but I know what I've done,
I'm a hungry heart I'm a loaded gun,
I don't know where I'm running but I know how to run
'cos running's the thing I've always done
I don't know what I'm doing but I know what I've done
I'm a hungry heart I'm a loaded gun



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Hearts On Fire

Well I don't know how and I don't know why
But when something's living well you can't say die
You feel like laughing but you start to cry
I don't know how and I don't know why

Well I don't have many and I don't have much
In fact I don't have any but I've got enough
'cos I know those eyes and I know that touch
I don't have many and I don't have much

But oh darling my hearts on fire
Oh darling my hearts on fire
Oh darling my hearts on fire
For you

Well I don't know where and I don't know when
But I know we'll be lovers again
I'll see you some day before the end
I don't know where and I don't know when

Oh darling my hearts on fire
Oh darling my hearts on fire
Oh darling my hearts on fire

You know those love songs will break your heart
You know those love songs will break your heart
You know those love songs will break your heart

Oh darling my hearts on fire
Oh darling my hearts on fire
Oh darling my hearts on fire
Oh darling my hearts on fire
Oh darling my hearts on fire
Oh darling my hearts on fire
Oh darling my hearts on fire
Oh darling my hearts on fire
For you
For you oh



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Bullets

He's been collecting since the age of nine
Every shiny bullet that he could find
Built himself a house with the wooden floors
Put the shiny bullets in a chest of drawers

Well his wife's long gone and the kids have grown
And trees they fall down on their own
Memories fade like an old slideshow
But the bullets still shine like coins in the snow

Well one day took himself into town
The men with a truck well they came around
Took the television and the gun from the war
And almost every bullet from the chest of drawers

Well he came back home and found the house in a mess
Run into the bedroom and the old brown chest
Didn't care much for the VCR
But he cried for the space where the bullets were

The men drove the truck down into town
And sold all the silver they had found
But they couldn't sell the bullets cause they weren't live rounds
So they dug a big hole put the bullets in the ground

Now he doesn't leave the house much anymore
Cause the men are gonna come like they did before
And he'll hold onto the three or four
Bullets that they left in the chest of drawers
Oh yeah the bullets that they left in the chest of drawers



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Golden Leaves

Do you remember how this first begun?
Teeth were white and our skin was young
Eyes as bright as the Spanish Sun
We had nothing we could hide

Now my dear we are two golden leaves
Clinging desperately to winter trees
Got up here like a pair of thieves
While the sirens blare outside

What's left to say when every word's been spoken?
What's left to see when our eyes won't open?
What's left to do when we've lost all hope and
What's left to break when our hearts are broken?

But sometimes...

Do you remember how this started out?
So full of hope and now we're filled with doubt
A dirty joke we used to laugh about
But it's not funny anymore

I fear I choke unless I spit it out
Still smell of smoke, although the fire's gone out
Can't live with you, but I die without

What's left to say when every word's been spoken?
What's left to see when our eyes won't open?
What's left to do when we've lost all hope and
What's left to break when our hearts are broken?

But sometimes...

What's left to say when every word's been spoken?
What's left to see when our eyes won't open?
What's left to do when we've lost all hope and
What's left to break when our hearts are broken?

But sometimes...



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Thunder

Hey I'm a fish out of water
A lamb to the slaughter
A moth to the flame
Hey I'm just a bird on a wire
Just a coal in the fire
Just a face and a name

Hey I go chasing thunder
Go dancing under
Go falling free
Hey I go running in circles
Like baby turtles
Down to the sea
Down to the sea

Hey I'm just rust to a handle
I'm breeze to a candle
I'm a choice you can't choose
Hey I'm just a little bit later
I'm yesterdays paper
I'm yesterdays news

Hey I go chasing thunder
Go dancing under
Go falling free
Hey I go running in circles
Like baby turtles
Down to the sea
Down to the sea

Morning sun keep on shining
Trees they're climbing
Tall and free
Searching but never finding
Rivers winding to the sea



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Rolling Stone

Sometimes I feel I'm going nowhere
Sometimes I'm sure I never will
She said it's 'cos I'm always moving
I never notice 'cos I never stand still

Sometimes I feel like I'm falling
Falling fast and falling free
She said my darling you're not falling
Always looked like you were flying to me

But I fear I've grown a rolling stone inside of me
She said oh don't you know
The rolling stones stop at the sea
And that's where I'll be

Sometimes I'm sure I know no one
A thousand faces but no names
She said my love you do know someone
Oh and i know you back just the same

But I'm scared I said, what if this stone don't slow down
Oh just be aware she said
What goes up will come down
And when you do I'll be around

Oh when I've dragged this rolling stone across this land
I'll make sure I leave this stone in her hand
For we both know too well the rolling stones turn in to sand
If they don't find a place to stand



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Start A Fire

I was born a baby boy a long time ago
Back when the hillsides were green and the water would flow
But nights they fall and settle like snow
I watched as the hillsides turned white with nowhere to go

Oh think I'm gonna start a fire
Oh think I'm gonna start a fire

Now my heart's a frozen lake where streams used to flow
Down to the forest of my mind where memory would grow
Now I walk amongst the trees where the last sun glows
The leaves are all golden and brown with nowhere to go

Oh think I'm gonna start a fire
Oh think I'm gonna start a fire

My skin like these boulders
Is cracking and older
With each passing year that goes
My cliff face is crumbling
Silently tumbling
Down to the water below
And if I light a match I'll be able to catch
The last sun before it goes

And oh well I think I'm gonna start a fire
Oh think I'm gonna start a fire
And oh think I'm gonna start a fire now



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Whispers

Well I've got open eyes,
And an open door,
But I don't know what I'm searching for.
I should know by now.

Well I've a big old heart,
This I know for sure,
But I don't know what my love is for.
I should know by now.

Well I wait in line,
So I can wait some more,
'Til I can't remember what I came here for,
But I can't leave now,
Cause I've a light that shines,
And a love so pure,
But I don't know what to use them for.
I should know by now.

Well I spent my money, I lost my friends, I broke my mobile phone,
3 a.m. and I'm drunk as hell, and I'm dancing on my own,
Taxi-cabs ain't stopping, and I don't know my way home,
Well it's hard to find a reason, when all you have is doubts,
Hard to see inside yourself when can't see your way out,
Hard to find an answer when the question won't come out,

Everyone's filling me up with noise, I don't know what they're talking about
Everyone's filling me up with noise, I don't know what they're talking about
Everyone's filling me up with noise, I don't know what they're talking about
You see all I need's a whisper in a world that only shouts.

Writer: Michael David Rosenberg
Copyright: Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Pty. Ltd.


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Riding To New York

Well, I met him in Minnesota,
He was dark and overcast.
With long, grey hair and eyes that stared
Through me like I was glass.
I asked "Where are you going to?"
He said, "I'm the wind I'm just blowing through."
He lit up a cigarette and began to talk.

Said:
"The doctors told me that my body won't hold me,
My lungs are turning black.
Been a lucky strike's fool since I was at school and there ain't no turning back.
They can't tell me how long I've got,
Maybe months but maybe not,
So I'm taking this bike and riding to New York.

'Cause I wanna see my grand-daughter one last time,
Wanna hold her close and feel her tiny heartbeat next to mine.
Wanna see my son and the man he's become,
Tell him I'm sorry for the things I've done,
And I'd do it if I had to walk.
Oh, I'm taking this bike and riding to New York

Through the forests of Wisconsin that I knew as a boy,
Past the sky line of Chicago,
Round the lakes of Illinois.
I lay my head in a motel bed where my back is sore and my eyes turn red,
Listen to the trucks roll past my door.
Through the fields of Ohio as the sunshine paints them gold.
I run just like a river runs, rapid, quick and cold.
And fly through Pennsylvania and the Jersey turnpike tolls.
And I won't stop 'till I get to New York.

'Cause I wanna see my grand-son one last time.
Wanna see his eyes sparkling and stare back into mine.
Now my time is shorter,
I wanna see my daughter,
Tell her all the things that I should have taught her
And I'd do it if I had to walk.
Oh, I'm taking this bike and riding to New York.

And I'd go up to the churchyard one last time,
Lay flowers down for the woman who gave me the best years of my life,
And I'd do it if I had to walk.
Yeah, I'd do it if I had to walk.
I'm taking this bike and riding to New York."



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Scare Away The Dark

Well, sing, sing at the top of your voice,
Love without fear in your heart.
Feel, feel like you still have a choice
If we all light up we can scare away the dark

We wish our weekdays away
Spend our weekends in bed
Drink ourselves stupid
And work ourselves dead
And all just because that's what mom and dad said we should do

We should run through the forest
We should swim in the streams
We should laugh, we should cry,
We should love, we should dream
We should stare at the stars and not just the screens
You should hear what I'm saying and know what it means

To sing, sing at the top of your voice,
Love without fear in your heart.
Feel, feel like you still have a choice
If we all light up we can scare away the dark

Well, we wish we were happier, thinner and fitter,
We wish we weren't losers and liars and quitters
We want something more not just nasty and bitter
We want something real not just hash tags and Twitter

It's the meaning of life and it's streamed live on YouTube
But I bet Gangnam Style will still get more views
We're scared of drowning, flying and shooters
But we're all slowly dying in front of computers

So sing, sing at the top of your voice,
Oh, love without fear in your heart.
Can you feel, feel like you still have a choice
If we all light up we can scare away the dark
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Writer: Michael David Rosenberg
Copyright: Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Pty. Ltd.
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