SONG LYRICS

A Time and A Way and I'll Start Running from the album A Time and A Way

Valentino and Kathmandu from the album Now and Then

                                 A TIME AND A WAY

Do you have to go away? Must you leave me now this way

It’s so hard for me to speak the words that I had planned to say

There’s a time and it is now. There’s a way to show you how

Do you have to leave the stage and take just one more bow

Must you go away. Must you go away

 

Do you have to end the dance Do you have to take a chance

Do you have to find another you could fall for at first glance

Do you have to make me blue Do you have to say we’re through

Do you have to leave when there’s so much more I can give to you

Must you end the dance. Must you end the dance

Do you have to, have to end the dance

 

If we could turn back time to the day that when we first met

We could find the words to say it’s not over yet

 

Did you have to cut the thread when there’s so much left unsaid

Did you have to close the book with many pages left unread

Do you have to cause me pain Do I have to lose the game.

Why can’t I place just one more bet and roll the dice again

Must you cut the thread. Must you cut the thread

Do you have to, have to cut the thread

 

If we could turn back time to the day that when we first met

We could find the words to say it’s not over yet

 

Do you have to go away? Must you leave me now this way

It’s so hard for me to speak the words that I had planned to say

There’s a time and it is now. There’s a way to show you how

Do you have to leave the stage and take just one more bow

Do you have to. Do you have to

Do you have to, have to go away

© I. Perryman

                       VALENTINO

Hello, It's good to see you again

Let's go for a little walk

I know we're getting serious

So we need to have a little talk

I know that love don't come easy

So I hope you'll understand

I'm no Casanova, just an ordinary man

I'm no Valentino, but I'll do the beat I can

 

I know we've both had love affairs before

But they didn't pass the test of time

And in this world of broken promises

We know true love's so very hard to find

I know that love don't come easy

So I hope you'll understand

I can't write love stories, I'm an ordinary man

I'm no Valentino, but I'll do the beat I can

 

Think twice before you walk away

I'll never get another chance to say

That I love you, truly love you

 

And so, I've told you how I really feel

I've poured my heart out in a song

I'll stand by you through all the good and bad

Together we can do no wrong

I know that love don't come easy

So I hope you'll understand

I can't paint your portrait, I'm an ordinary man

I'm no Valentino, but I'll do the beat I can

 

I know that love don't come easy

So I hope you'll understand

I'm no Casanova, just an ordinary man

I'm no Valentino, but I'll do the beat I can

               I’LL START RUNNING

I saw your eyes through a sea of faces

And you were looking straight back at me

And now that we are starting over

I just don’t wanna set you free

 

When I am holding you close in my arms

You’re like a glove that fits in my hand

When we walk by the sea together

We leave our footprints in the sand

 

If you start talking I‘ll start listening

If you start walking I’ll start running

Cause I never wanna be so far away from you

 

When I am lost you point the right way

When I feel down you lift me higher

When I come home you give me shelter

And when I’m cold you light my fire

 

If you start talking I‘ll start listening

 If you start walking I’ll start running

Cause I never wanna be so far away from you

     

In we ever lose our way

We’ll find a path to battle our way out of the maze

 

So if I ever see catch you crying

I’m gonna wipe away all your tears

You’ll never ever hear me lying

I’ll give you all – the - truth you need to hear

 

If you start talking I‘ll start listening

If you start walking I’ll start running

Cause I never wanna be so far away from you

 

 

If there are dark clouds on the horizon

We’ll find a path to battle our way out of the storm

 

So when I’m holding you close in my arms

You’re like a glove that fits in my hand

When we walk by the sea together

We leave our footprints in the sand

 

 

If you start talking I‘ll start listening

If you start walking I’ll start running

Cause I never wannna be so far away from you

Cause I never wanna be so far away

                              KATHMANDU

I could take you to the zoo

Or the streets of Kathmandu

We could do what lovers do

And I could stick to you like glue

 

I’ve tried a hundred ways, baby just to make you see

All I want to know is, baby what you want from me

 

We could both eat caviar

Drink gin and tonic in the bar

You could join me on guitar

Singing “Whisky in the Jar”

 

I’ve tried a hundred ways baby just to make you see

All I want to know is baby what you want from me

 

You gotta believe me, my heart’s an open door

I’ll tell you right now it’s what this game of love is for

 

I could take you to a show

At Caesars Palace don’t you know

Take a ride on my motorbike

And make love on the Isle of Wight

 

I’ve tried a hundred ways baby just to make you see

All I want to know is baby what you want from me

 

I’m doing all I can to reach your heart and soul

If you stay with me baby maybe we can rock and roll

 

I could take you to the zoo

Or the streets of Kathmandu

We could do what lovers do

And I could stick to you like glue

 

I’ve tried a hundred ways, baby just to make you see

All I want to know is, baby what you want from me

I’m not asking any more

but tell me what do you want from me

Ian Perryman