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The Script – Flares

To my children: I’m here for you… always sending flares. Even with the distance between us you’ll always be in my heart.

Did you lose what won’t return?
Did you love but never learn?
The fire’s out but still it burns
And no one cares, there’s no one there

Did you find it hard to breathe?
Did you cry so much that you could barely see?
You’re in the darkness all alone
And no one cares, there’s no one there

But did you see the flares in the sky?
Were you blinded by the light?
Did you feel the smoke in your eyes?
Did you, did you?
Did you see the sparks filled with hope?
You are not alone
‘Cause someone’s out there, sending out flares

Did you break but never mend?
Did it hurt so much you thought it was the end?
Lose your heart but don’t know when
And no one cares, there’s no one there

But did you see the flares in the sky?
Were you blinded by the light?
Did you feel the smoke in your eyes?
Did you, did you?
Did you see the sparks filled with hope?
You are not alone
‘Cause someone’s out there, sending out flares
Someone’s out there, sending out flares

Did you lose what won’t return?
Did you love but never learn?

But did you see the flares in the sky?
Were you blinded by the light?
Did you feel the smoke in your eyes?
Did you, did you?
Did you see the sparks filled with hope?
You are not alone
‘Cause someone’s out there, sending out flares

But did you see the flares in the sky?
Were you blinded by the light?
Did you feel the smoke in your eyes?
Did you, did you?
Did you see the sparks filled with hope?
You are not alone
‘Cause someone’s out there, sending out flares

But with all my heart and all my mind I know one thing is true I have just one life and just one love And my love, that love is you And if it wasn’t for you Darling, you I really think that I would Possibly Have somebody else

Yeah, yeah…
If I didn’t have you
Yeah

If I didn’t have you to hold me tight
(If I didn’t have you)
If I didn’t have you to lie with at night
(When I’m feeling blue)
If I didn’t have you to share my sighs
(Share my sighs)
And to kiss me and dry my tears when I cry

Well I
Really think that I would
Have somebody else


(If I didn’t have you)
If I didn’t have you
Someone else would do

Your love is one in a million
(One in a million)
You couldn’t buy it at any price
(Can’t buy love)
But of the nine-point-nine-nine-nine-hundred-thousand other possible loves
Statistically, some of them would be equally nice
(Equally nice)

Or maybe not as nice but, say, smarter than you
Or dumber but better at sport or… fucking… tracing?

I’m just saying
I really think that I would
Probably
Have somebody else
(If I didn’t have you)
If I didn’t have you someone else would do
(Someone else would surely do)

If I were a rich man
Fiddle diddle diddle diddle diddle diddle diddle dee

I guess I would be with a surgeon or a model
Or a rellie of the royals or a Kennedy
Or a nymphomaniacalexhibitionist heiress
To a large chain of hotels

If I were a rich man, maybe I would fiddle
Fiddle diddle diddle with the rich man girls

I’m not saying that I’d not love you
If I was wealthy or handsome
But realistically, there’s lots of fish in the sea
And if I had a different rod, I would conceivably land some

Even though I am fiscally consistently pitiable
And considerably less ‘Brad Pitt’ than ‘Brad pitiful’
Am I really so poor and ugly that you think
Only you could possibly love me?

And I
Really think that I would
Probably
Have somebody else

(If I didn’t have you)
If I didn’t have you someone else would do
(Someone else would surely do)

Look, I’m not undervaluing what we’ve got when I say
That, given the role chaos inevitably plays
In the inherently flawed notion of fate
It’s abstruse to deduce that I found my soulmate
At the age of 17
It’s just mathematically unlikely that at a university in Perth
I happened to stumble on the one girl on Earth
Specifically designed for me

And if I may conjecture a further objection
Love is nothing to do with destined perfection
The connection is strengthened
The affection simply grows over time

Like a flower
Or a mushroom
Or a guinea pig
Or a vine
Or a sponge
Or bigotry
…or a banana

And love is made more powerful
By the ongoing drama of shared experience
And the synergy of a kind of symbiotic empathy, or something

So I trust it would go without saying
That I would feel really very sad
If tomorrow you were to fall off something high
Or catch something bad
But I’m just saying
I don’t think you’re special
I mean, I think you’re special
But, you fall within a bell curve

I mean, I’m just saying I
Really think that I would
Probably
Have somebody else

I think you are unique and beautiful
You make me happy just by being around
(Just being around)
But objectively you would have to agree
That baby when I found you
Options were relatively thin on the ground
(Thin on the ground)
You’re lovely but there must be girls as lovely as you
Or maybe more open to spanking, or table tennis…

I’m just saying
That I think that I would
Probably
Have somebody else

I mean I reckon it’s pretty likely that if for example
My first girlfriend, Jackie, hadn’t dumped me
After I kissed Winston’s ex-girlfriend Neah
At Steph’s party back in 1993

Enough variables would probably have been altered
By the absence of that event
To have meant the advent
Of a tangential narrative in which we don’t meet

Which is to say there exists a theoretical
Hypothetical parallel life
Where what is is not as it is
And I am not your husband and you are not my wife

And I am a stuntman living in LA
Married to a small blonde Portuguese skier
Who when she’s not training
Does abstract painting
Practises yoga
And brews her own beer

And really likes making home movies
And suffers neck down alopecia

But with all my heart and all my mind
I know one thing is true
I have just one life and just one love
And my love, that love is you
And if it wasn’t for you
Darling, you
I really think that I would
Possibly
Have somebody else

If I didn’t have you
If I didn’t have you
Someone else would do
Someone else would surely do

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Just after the storm breaks, with the perfect amount of light,
You can catch a glimpse of magic, if the timing is right.
Rainbows are improbable, beautiful, and rare,
But so are you, and so is this, the love that we share.
Too vast to hold, and too small to name, it’s no wonder why
You have to stand between the rain and the sun to see a rainbow in the sky.
All the things that had to go right, all the things that had to go wrong
That lead us to the place where we were going all along.
Right now they fall away,
Right now it’s just us two,
Right now we make a promise:
If you do, then I do too.
Don’t know how we found it, but we did somehow.
All the moments of our lives, were leading up to now.
I used to feel uncertain, but now I realize
When I wanna see my future, I just look into your eyes.
Too vast to hold, and too small to name, it’s no wonder why
You have to stand between the rain and the sun to see a rainbow in the sky.
All the things that make you – you, all the things that make me – me,
That lead us to the place where we were always meant to be.
Right now they fall away,
Right now it’s just us two,
Right now we make a promise:
If you do, then I do too.
A rainbow doesn’t choose to be a rainbow, it just shines in the sky,
And there’s nothing to debate, and there’s nothing to deny.
Love might be a privilege, but marriage is right.
So to all of you detractors who don’t know you’ve lost the fight,
To all of you in the darkness, we’re here turning on the lights.
Now I stand with you for the world to see,
My love, my dreams, and me.
My love, my dreams, and me.
Right now they fall away,
Right now it’s just us two,
Right now we make a promise:
If you do, then I do too.

Cold is the night without you here Just your absence ringing in my ears Hard is the heart that feels no fear Without the bad, the good disappears

Cold is the night without you here
Just your absence ringing in my ears
Hard is the heart that feels no fear
Without the bad, the good disappears

Long is the road that leads me home
And longer still when I walk alone
Bitter is the thought of all that time
Spent searching for something I’ll never find

Take this burden away from me
And bury it before it buries me

Many are the days I’ve wanted to cease
Lay myself down and find some relief
Heavy is the head that gets no sleep
We carry our lives around in our memories

Take away this apathy
And bury it before it buries me

Steady is the hand that’s come to terms
With the lessons it has had to learn
I’ve seen the things that I must do
But Lord, this road is meant for two
So I am waiting here for you

Take my hand and set me free
Take my burdens and bury them deep
Take this burden away from me
And bury it before
Bury it before
Bury it before it buries me

I don’t wanna fight no more

I don’t wanna fight no more
I only wanna get to shore
Baby don’t slam the door tonight
We ran another off the tracks
That’s time we can’t get back
We can save tomorrow if we try

Oh oh oh oh until we make this right
Oh oh oh oh I won’t say good nightI just wanna make you laugh
I just wanna see that smile
Babe we’re only here, oh for a little while
I just wanna hold you till we fall asleep
I want love, I want us, I want you, I want me, I want peace

Everybody needs a place, somewhere that’s warm and safe
For shelter from this crazy world we’re in
But tonight I let the rain inside, I took away your place to hide
I’m sorry that I made you cry again

Oh oh oh oh we can make this right
Oh oh oh oh kiss me good night

I wished her to away her apathy And bury it before it buried me

Cold is the night without you here
Just your absence ringing in my ears
Hard is the heart that feels no fear
Without the bad, the good disappears

Long is the road that leads me home
And longer still when I walk alone
Bitter is the thought of all that time
Spent searching for something I’ll never find

Take this burden away from me
And bury it before it buries me

Many are the days I’ve wanted to cease
Lay myself down and find some relief
Heavy is the head that gets no sleep
We carry our lives around in our memories

Take away this apathy
And bury it before it buries me

A year from now we’ll all be gone

A year from now we’ll all be gone
All our friends will move away
And they’re going to better places
But our friends will be gone away

Nothing is as it has been
And I miss your face like Hell
And I guess it’s just as well
But I miss your face like Hell

Been talking ’bout the way things change
And my family lives in a different state
And if you don’t know we won’t relate

You were kind and welcoming… You never knew how each night I wept…

You were kind and welcoming…

You never knew how each night I wept
But I’ll feast upon the crumbs he’s left…

Didn’t know when I started running
I was running for my life
Didn’t know when I started running
I’d be running my whole life…

And I knew there was no turning back…

‘Cause every moment is a chance to define what you want to become You’re not a slave to things you’ve done Be brave and be bold, be childish and old

I hear the voices of my childhood singing
It’s the world beyond those doorways where we used to play

‘Cause every moment is a chance to define what you want to become
You’re not a slave to things you’ve done
Be brave and be bold, be childish and old
It’s the same old story
Every life needs a hope of glory

But you can’t be an old fire if you were burning with a new flame
So remember that you were never a forgotten name
‘Cause I know a land called the Land of the Living
It’s the world beyond those curtains where we learned the play

I was born to be free, you were born to free me…

Oh, we’ll go back, we’ll go back to the beginning
And we’ll pickup on the trails of forgotten ways

Leavetaking is always rough…

Leavetaking is always rough…

Tell my brother please not to look for me
I ain’t the man that I used to be
But if my saviour comes could you let him know
I’ve gone away for to save my soul

If I wander ’till I die
May I know whose hand I’m in
And if my home I’ll never find
Then let me live again

The longer I run then the less that I find
Selling my soul for a nickel and dime
Breaking my heart to keep singing these rhymes
And losing again

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