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Cool Touch (1990)

 

Cool Touch

(Leo Sayer/Alan Tarney)


Hanging out with the night-time clientele

Place your ladder for the social climb

Same old routine that you know so well

Another opening and another line

It’s the cool touch

Yeah the cool touch


Call your lover on the mobile phone

C’mon over we’ll have some fun

Leave a message sayin’ there’s no one home

I guess the good times just begun

It’s the cool touch

Yeah the cool touch


Cool touch – too much – it’s too much

Too much – cool touch – or not enough

Cool touch – too much – too much

Too much – cool touch – it’s not enough


Take me take me to the sky above

Fool me fool me with your words of love

Cool touch – too much


Now she’s reclining in the back of the sports car

Champagne and glasses he slips right in

No passing stranger could’ve torn them two apart

Some games you play and you just can’t help but win

The cool touch

Yeah the cool touch


Cool touch – too much – it’s too much

Too much – cool touch – it’s not enough

Cool touch – too much – too much

Too much – cool touch – it’s not enough


Take me take me to the sky above

Fool me fool me with these words of love

Cool touch – too much


A wind is blowing through this get rich town

She wraps the fur round her pretty waist

He feels a shiver as he grips the wheel

Feeling strangely out of place


Cool touch – too much –it’s too much

Too much – cool touch – maybe not enough

Cool touch – too much – too much

Too much – cool touch – it’s not enough


Bring me bring me someone I can trust

All this glitter’s just bag of dust

Cool touch – too much – it’s too much

Too much – cool touch – it’s not enough


I had enough of this cool touch

Kids stuff

But I can’t get enough

Cool touch – too much – too much

Too much – cool touch – it’s not enough





Rely on Me

(Leo Sayer/Alan Tarney)


Devil take tomorrow

Take these blues away

Too much pain and sorrow

All our yesterdays


There’s a world awaiting

Where you reap just what you sow

No good contemplating

So come with me and watch it grow


Rely on me

Rely on me

Rely on me

I will set you free

Rely on me

I’ll break down the walls and set you free


Moon is bright in my sky

Nightingale sings sweet, sweet

You’re the song in my heart

Put your faith in me


Let’s not cool the spirit

Waste each others time

It’s my world I want you in it

Trust in me and what we’re sure to find


Rely on me

Rely on me

Rely on me

Put your faith in me

Rely on me

I will set you free

Rely on me

I’ll break down the walls and set you free


(Solo)


You can rely

Rely on me

Rely on me

Rely on me

I’ll break down the walls

I’ll break down the walls

Set you free




Young and in Love

(Leo Sayer/Alan Tarney)


It’s a secret and he tells no one

But his heart leaps like a beating drum

That’s how it feels when you’re young and in love


She’s the reason he smiles all day

Like a bird sings in a gilded cage

That’s how it feels when you’re young and in love


They promise to be faithful and true

But young love needs no excuse

Like the future it never ends

Young hearts never pretend

That’s when you know it’s for real

That’s how it feels when you’re young and in love

That’s how it feels when you’re young and in love


Four in the morning she creeps down the stair

Runs to the rendezvous will he be there

A hand on her shoulder she sighs

And the fear is over now

It’s over now


In the moonlight there’s a boy and girl

They’re the only people in the world

That’s how it feels when you’re young and in love


But can’t you just remember back in time

When the whole world was yours and mine

Maybe a lifetime between then and now

But young hearts never pretend

The feeling we shared was for real

That’s how it feels when you’re young and in love

That’s how it feels when you’re young and in love

That’s how it feels when you’re young and in love




Paperback Town

(Leo Sayer/Alan Tarney)


Imagine the space as it used to be

There were fields of corn

There were big oak trees

But a woman in a suit bulldozed it clear

Built a concrete world full of crocodile tears


And we don’t understand

That we all have a part in a government plan

It’s a hard shot

To be the people in the place that the world forgot

In a paperback town


And we live and die

In a paperback town

And we wonder why

In a paperback town


But I know I know I know we can be free

Though no guardian angel up above

Has kept an eye on me

And at night I listen to the sirens moan

For a broken heart from a broken home

So many people are so alone

In a paperback town


And one day soon I’m gonna write it all down

I live my life in a paperback town


I’m gonna take my troubles

Gonna pack my bags

Gonna fly my kite for a different flag

I’ll sing my song

From the top of the hill

When the night is cold

And the wind is chill


‘Cos I don’t understand

Why I should be part of another man’s plan

It’s a hard shot

For the people in the place

That the world forgot

In a paperback town


Live and die – here

In a paperback town

Wonder why – here

In a paperback town


But I know I know I know we can be free

Though no guardian angel up above

Has kept one eye on me

And at night I listen to the rain fall down

And I shake with the fear that we all will drown

But my words don’t even make a sound

In a paperback town


And one day soon I’m gonna write it all down

I live my life in a paperback town





Going Home

(Leo Sayer/Alan Tarney)


No crying no sighing I’m going home

I’m leaving no grieving I’m going home

And there’s no one here

And there’s nothing here gonna turn me around

Been a lifetime here full of doubt and fear

Been the talk of the town


I’m going home

I’m going home

I’m going home


I’m smiling I’m flying I’m going home

No sad face no suitcase I’m going home

And I’m thinking back

To the girl I left is she waiting for me

When I left my heart wasn’t in my hands

Is she waiting for me


When I get home

When I get home

When I get home


I know my friends will be there

And they will welcome me

I’ll wash away these memories

From these dirty streets


When I get home

When I get home

When I get home

When I get home


I’m dreaming I’m scheming I’m going home

I’m racing time’s wasting I’m going home

And I see my home and I see my dream

I see everyone there

Everyone’s there

Going right back down to when I was free

And I hadn’t a care


I’m going home

I’m going home

I’m going home


And in my baby’s eyes

I see joy and pride

Uncover all those lies

That I left behind


When I get home

When I get home

When I get home

Yeah, when I get home

When I get home

When I get home

Yeah, when I get home


And I see my home and I see my dream

I see everyone there

Going right back down to when I was free

And I hadn’t a care

When I get home





My Favourite

(Leo Sayer/Alan Tarney)


The first time I met you

I knew that I was gonna fall

You took me you shook me

You put me higher on the wall


But I love it you’re my favourite

Won’t change it for anything at all

I can’t do I won’t do won’t undo

Anything at all ‘bout you


Your walking and your looking and

Your smile and little things you do

Promises of kisses your wish is

Never to be blue


Oh I love it you’re my favourite

It don’t get better than with you

I can’t be don’t wanna be

I can’t see anybody else but you


There are no attractions

That compare with you

Great the satisfaction

Of being near you

Ain’t anything at all

Ain’t anything at all

Ain’t anything at all like you

No there’s nothing there at all

Nothing there at all

Nothing there at all like you


(Solo)


Yeah the little things you do

Yeah everybody crazy crazy ‘bout you


There can’t be there won’t be

How could there be anybody like you

I love it you’re my favourite

And I won’t let anybody in but you


Don’t need no willpower

To be true to you

There’s no one can think of

Could place above you

Not anyone at all

Not anyone at all

Not anyone at all but you

No not anyone at all

Not anyone at all

Not anyone at all like you


I love it you’re my favourite

And it don’t get better than with you

I can’t see don’t wanna be

With anybody else but you

I love it you’re my favourite

Won’t change it for anything at all

I can’t do I won’t do

Won’t undo anything at all ‘bout you





I Can’t Stop

(Leo Sayer/Alan Tarney)


Somebody get a fireman

Somebody come and hose me down

I think I’m going crazy

She got me dancing’ like a clown

The D.J. plays desire

(Catch a fire)

Wanna take you higher

(Liar liar)

This gun’s for hire

She’s gonna burn my playhouse down


She said her name was Venus

I think she came out of the Nile

But all my friends who’ve seen her

Say she’s not my style

The TV’s showing “Dallas”

(Shrinking Alice)

Down the streets of Paris

(Elysee Palace)

I lost my ballast

She turned me upside down


Y’know I can’t stop I can’t stop

I can’t stop must be love must be love

I can’t stop I can’t stop

I can’t stop I can’t get enough can’t get enough

I can’t stop I can’t stop


I squeeze her in a taxi

With legs up to my ears

She smiles and then she smacks me

I think she’s getting pretty weird

And then she took me swimming

(I was grinning)

In the beginning

(My head was spinning)

I said you gotta be kidding

She went and stole my heart away


Now I can’t stop I can’t stop I can’t stop

Gotta be love I can’t get enough

I can’t stop I can’t stop I can’t stop

Gotta be love gotta be love

I can’t stop

I can’t stop

I can’t stop


She’s burning with desire

(I’m catching fire)

I can’t get no higher

(On the wire)

Call me a liar

(But I’m a trier)

Yes I’m a liar

(And getting shyer)

But I think I’m gonna retire

If I survive tonight


Y’know I can’t stop I can’t stop I can’t stop

Can’t get enough of this funky stuff

I can’t stop I can’t stop I can’t stop

Must be love gotta be love

I can’t stop I can’t stop

Must be love





Heaven Knows

(Leo Sayer/Alan Tarney)


Nowadays they want a solider fighter

Not a preacher writer or a mystery man

Somebody told me that the future’s brighter

Make tomorrow lighter put it in your hands


But I don’t wanna cry anymore

Try anymore

Die anymore


Heaven knows I’m impatient

I can’t control these hands of fate

Heaven knows I’m still waiting

Are they too soon or am I too late


Oh is that so

Only heaven knows

Well I wanna know

Tell me is that so

Only heaven knows

Heaven only knows


Here come the Romeos the brave I told you so’s

The travelling G.I. Joes with come on lines

Here come the great defenders

Who think they can befriend us

Why do we all pretend to know these guys


Well I don’t wanna wait anymore

Be late anymore

Hate anymore


Heaven knows I’m impatient

I can’t control these hands of fate

Heaven knows I’m still waiting

Are they too soon or am I too late


Oh is that so

Only heaven knows

Well I wanna know

Tell me is that so

Only heaven knows

Heaven only knows


What a strange design

It’s a planet out of time

Someone tell me why

Is the world like that


(Solo)


Oh heaven knows

I said oh heaven knows


Heaven knows I’m impatient

I can’t control these hands of fate

Heaven knows I’m still waiting

Are they doo soon or am I too late


You resign yourself to a simple fate

To live your life by the sell by date

Haul yourself up the same old hill

Watch the world from you windowsill

We always want what we can’t afford

So we listen out for the missing chord

The chord is there and it’s in your mind

So why do you make it so hard to find





Agents of the Heart

(Leo Sayer/Alan Tarney)


Restless as the ocean

Stumbling in the dark

Blinded by emotion

Wishing on a star

Yeah I was yours from the start

And no stranger could tear us apart

Let me in to your heart tonight


When I’m beside you I see the child

In you tonight

I see a wild youth inside of you

Burning so bright


Let my love create the spark

Split the ocean wide apart

Agents of the heart be kind tonight


(Solo)


Yeah I was yours from the start

And no stranger could tear us apart

Agents of the heart please be kind to me tonight


When I’m beside you I see the child

In you tonight

I see a wild youth inside of you

Burning so bright


Let the lightning break the dark

Let your love create the spark

Agents of the heart be kind tonight




Suki’s Missing

(Leo Sayer/Alan Tarney)


Let me tell you ‘bout a girl I knew

A rollin’ stone

The sort of girl you give your lifetime to

But you never own


Suki’s missing – she’s not at home

Suki’s missing – address unknown


On the paper there were fifteen words

Saying Suki’s gone

A scribbled line to whom it may concern

Saying nothing’s wrong


Suki’s missing – told a lie or two

Suki’s missing – didn’t leave a clue


Missing missing missing


I call on missing persons

Leave your number you’ll be called

Help me operator ‘cos I’m going up the wall

I’ve tried every method to get Suki back again

Now I’m telling a computer

‘Bout the shape that I’m in

I know it’s looking bad ‘cos there hasn’t

Been back a word

So I’m asking in the street

“You seen a Chinese girl?”

There’s a poster on the box

Upon the police station wall

There’s a photo there of Suki

She was with me I recall


Suki’s missing – missing

Suki’s missing – missing


I got to get that Chinese girl

Suki’s missing – told a lie or two

Suki’s missing – didn’t leave a clue