I Owe It All To You – Tanita Tikaram

Tell her there are no takers For a heart like this will always be Chaste at first, then left for me And though your pallor shows instinct And all our lives are worth That stint you did with that man of mine But lady-luck, her needs divine ‘Cos I’m courted by the mourning sun y’know […]

For All These Years – Tanita Tikaram

(It’s) somebody’s slice of life I had it tailor made, I had it soaken, shaken and shown around the world And for all these things you tell me, well I can’t quite believe You are still there and trying to be somebody Always on the upkeep, always trying to reach the rest of us We […]

Sometime With Me – Tanita Tikaram

These words undone an evil spell in me If I ever need to tell someone This one’s who’s waiting So patiently Good enough When nothing means enough It’s just time-sweeping Some time-beaten Some time with me If I ever need to hide away You tell sometime And still I pray for love If I ever […]

Harm In Your Hand – Tanita Tikaram

You should not stumble, You should not frighten Or feel so ashamed, ‘Cos all the chores are light And all the psalms are wiped When you smash it Make it easy When you want to Stand alone My friends are praying For a good soft reason For a good soft reason To make them laugh […]

Twist In My Sobriety – Tanita Tikaram

Drive your problems from here All good people read good books Now your conscience is clear I hear you talk girl Now your conscience is clear In the morning I wipe my brow Wipe the miles away I like to think I can be so willed And never do what you say I’ll never hear […]

Out On The Town – Tanita Tikaram

Just out I’m Just out Of my bed And if I Need some money I will go Get some money And if I’m I’m just out I’m just out On the town And if I need some money I will go get some money And I I’m just down I’m just down On my luck […]

Mud In Any Water – Tanita Tikaram

Don’t you ever wanna stray? See, I’ve been seeing someone in this town And they don’t wanna stay Mud in any water – see you See you laugh and sing Everbody will be happy Everbody will bring Mud in any water – bring me Never want to be alone Can’t you ever sense it – […]

Sunface – Tanita Tikaram

Too often closed With a little beauty And the right supposing Suppose I meet you And make you feel There is no real reason Why I be real for you For you – it’s just – a – A dozen dreamers This is the way I will it Sometimes – I’m sometimes I’m just, just, […]

Light Up The World – Tanita Tikaram

Can they tell what I’m getting over now? in the park I’ve seen you walking And in my dreams I’ve heard you talking can they tell what I’m getting over now? ‘Cos you light up the world yeah, you light up the world In this time, and times to come I do not know if […]

Only The Ones We Love – Tanita Tikaram

And you can’t say nothing till there’s hope Again – (Say) – oh my baby – you must never change For we’re only the ones we love And I’ve stood stolen by the pauper’s heart Yes, I’ve stood stolen where the aching starts But the way you watched – it’s a life apart For we’re […]

Consider The Rain – Tanita Tikaram

It’s taken with looks It wont tell a story But I’m glad I forgot everything that you say I choose the colours And reword the lines Now somebody’s second heart Ain’t the first of mine Consider the rain now Out in the cold Maybe I love you But our dreams grow old Outbid my fortune […]

This Story In Me – Tanita Tikaram

As if you’re carried along I’ve seen – Some strange things and He says: “;I’m used to winning”; Hearts abound “;I’m used to striking bands”; The sound I’m used to turning every leading Story in me Believe this story in me The scene’s A young man It’s the same self-same man It’s the – way […]

We Almost Got It Together – Tanita Tikaram

And I’ll be your favourite thing Stand by the river with hard-luck eyes And I’ll just be open and sing I was only trying to surprise I wish I was like the frog-princess And I’d never tell you lies And down by the soil of the hard-life They like to greet us with smiles They […]

Hot Stones – Tanita Tikaram

In a beat up town And I’m beat up black and blue Oh, I do not have the energy And I’m beat up street And I’m beat up tight And we’ve been so drawn together, each other I do not have the energy And wisdom Trip over again Wisdom Trip over again You beat it […]

Good Tradition – Tanita Tikaram

There’s a good tradition of love and hate staying by the fireside And though the rain may fall – your father’s calling you You still feel safe inside And though your ma’s too proud – your brother’s ignoring you You still feel safe inside Oh, was this solo? Was this yesterday? Was this true for […]

Back In Your Arms – Tanita Tikaram

I have opened my house but it’s not like a home without you And I really don’t want to feel that you’re not here ’cause I would be Back in your arms, I would be Back in your arms I’d keep on calling you Yeah, I’d keep on calling you No this isn’t the season […]

To Drink The Rainbow – Tanita Tikaram

Can you see it? My eyes dreamt it My eyes sent it a thousand pieces ‘Course I love it It makes me cold Amongst the ashes Drinking the rainbow Can you tell me? How to turn? The very feelings, the very feelingd That make me burn The very music I have heard Inside your heart […]

Feeding The Witches – Tanita Tikaram

To hold – a good – conversation If I – feel – big – and ballooning If I – turn up – today If I – can’t be – appreciated I – won’t be – ‘preciated – at all And if I – look – red – and – confusing Well, I – am all […]

World Outside Your Window – Tanita Tikaram

‘Cos my red suitcase and my ray-bans Weren’t quite so I’d bear the heavy wind and rain that falls I’ll never come back again ‘Cos you know I laugh when winter shows her hand Well, that picture framed the saddest thing you’ll see But it bought me time and a place that love could be […]

Sighing Innocents – Tanita Tikaram

A standing ovation, baby Give me a road Which I can tail You don’t know nothing, baby So don’t pretend Or you might pay Cost It’s costing me nothing, baby I might feel some shame But I don’t care And if you won’t mind Just moving the fireside, baby I’d rather be cold Than lying […]