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MUSIC / Lyrics - Treehouse

Everybody

Everybody wants to be in a beautiful place
Everybody wants to see another beautiful face
Everybody wants to know
Love love love love love

Everybody wants to have a little space around
Everybody wants to have a little place they found
Everybody needs to know
Love love love love love

We all need a love to share
We all need someone to care for
You got me and I got you and
You're the paper I'm the glue

Everybody wants to know how to make it all good
Everybody wants to know that they know that they should
Everybody wants to know
Love love love love love

We all need a love to share
We all need someone to care for
You got me and I got you and
You're the paper I'm the glue

We all need a love to share
We all need someone to care for
You got me and I got you and
You're the paper I'm the glue

Everybody needs to take some time
Everybody needs to make some time
Everybody needs to know
Love love love love love

© Helen Austin 2010

Treehouse

Sitting in a treehouse waiting for a friend
Waiting for someone that I like
It can get lonely when you never come round
It can get awfully quiet outside

Oh I gotta get out
I gotta get outta my tree
Oh I gotta get out
I gotta get outta my tree

Sitting in a box without any windows
It's really dark when you need some light
It can get lonely looking at these four walls
It can get hard to tell black from white

Oh I gotta get out
I gotta get outta my box
Oh I gotta get out
I gotta get outta my box

Sitting in a place somewhere in my head and
Waiting for these thoughts to pass on through
It can get lonely living in a head when
All I want is something new

Oh I gotta get out
I gotta get outta my head
Oh I gotta get out
I gotta get off of my head

Sitting in a box without any windows
It's really dark when you need some light
Sitting in a treehouse waiting for a friend
Waiting for someone that I like

Oh I gotta get out
I gotta get outta my head
Oh I gotta get out
I gotta get outta my head

© Helen Austin 2010

Love is

I always wanted you
Always wanted you to see me
Now what else can I do
What else can I do
You need me

Oh love is
Oh uh oh
Love is

I'm waiting for a sign
Waiting for a mark to guide me
And I can't believe you're here
can't believe it's really you

Oh love is
Oh uh oh
Love is
Uh oh this is love
Uh oh this is love

Oh love is
Oh uh oh
Love is
Oh uh oh
Love is
I always wanted you
Always wanted you to see me

© Helen Austin 2010

Take Me Away

Take me away, take me anywhere
Take me today, I don't really care
Who, why or when now and then
I just gotta get out

Give me a break, give me anything
All I can take doesn't mean a thing
I'll say again now and then I just gotta get out

Ch
A day to be
A day for me

We all have a time when we need to go
Everything's fine but it's fine to go
Out and about and I doubt
That I'll be very long
So what do you say will you come with me
How about today, in the sun we'll be
Out and about we can shout
As we're singing this song

Ch

Lalalalalalal

Ch

Take me away, take me anywhere
Take me today, I don't really care
Who, why or when now and then
I just gotta get out
Who, why or when now and then
I just gotta get out
Who, why or when now and then
I just gotta get out

© Helen Austin 2010

Don't Ask Again

Smile and I will be there
Cry and I'll run
Time keeps us from this affair
Before it's begun

This will pass
Please don't ask me

Maybe when we were young
Maybe but no
You can't have what you want
So please go
This will pass
Please don't ask me again

This will pass
You're not the last
Please don't ask me again

Smile and I will be there
Please don't ask again
You keep us from this affair
Please don't ask again

© Helen Austin 2010

Just Thirteen

When I was a girl of just thirteen
You were the king and I was the queen
When you held my hand under the stars
I was from Venus, you from Mars
I didn't know my left from right
I only knew that it felt right
When I was a girl of just thirteen
I didn't know what could have been

Naivety was good to you and me
Naivety was good to you and me

You were a boy of just fourteen
Hanging on my trampoline
You were the bounce that carried on
So long after you were gone
I was a catchand you had a rod
You had headphones, I had an ipod
You were a boy of just fourteen
It was all it could have been

Naivety was good to you and me
Naivety was good to you and me
Naivety was good to you and me

Naivety was good to you and me
Naivety was good to you and me
Naivety was good to you and me

I know I'll always be that girl
You'll be the oyster, I'll be the pearl
You were the first that took my heart
You're the strawberry in my tart
I know that when I'm old and grey
I won't forget those teenage days
When I was a girl of just thirteen
Not grown up just in between

© Helen Austin 2010

Something To Cry About

Why were you making me
Something I was not
You were mistaking me
For you someone you'd forgot

All this time
Drawing within the lines
Not knowing to try
Will give you something to cry about

You must be thinking
You must be picking it apart
I couldn't tell you
I just didn't have the heart

All this time
Drawing within the lines
Not knowing to try
Will give you something to cry about
All these years
Not paying attention to your fears
Not knowing why
Will give you something to cry about
Will give you something to cry about

I didn't know
How it all went wrong
You didn't show it
You couldn't be that strong

All this time
Staying within your lines
Not knowing to try
Will give you something to cry abour
All these years
Not paying attentiuon to your fears
Not knowing why
Will give you something to cry about
Will give you something to cry about
Will give you something to cry
Cry about

© Helen Austin 2010

Today

Riding along
Sining a song
Knowing it's gonna be ok today

And it isn't far
So get in your car
Knowing we're gonna get away today

Ch
Today
Today
Today
I'll fly

Step on the gas
Watch everything pass
Going to make our getaway today

And don't look behind or follow the signs
Follow your heart to anywhere today

Ch

We'll fly away

Ch

Riding along singing a song
Knowing it's gonna be ok today

© Helen Austin 2010

Take My Time

I can get caught on the other side
On the other side of the line
I got to take my time

I'm gonna step on the other side
On the other side of the line
I got take my time

All the things I gave away
I gave everything I had
All the things that came my way we not so bad

I'm gonna run on the other side
On the other side of the norm
You I'm feeling torn
I always felt in a different time
In a different time in the world
I'd be a different girl

All the things I gave away
I gave everything I had
All the things that came my way we not so bad

I can get caught on the other side
On the other side of the line
I got to take my time
I got to take my time
I got to take my time

© Helen Austin 2010

You And I

I was often wondering why
Why it's you
You and I
Said I'd be with you til I die
Why with you
You and I

All that I know
All that I can say
All is not all
Unless it's always you and me and

Time goes by and still I can say
I love you everyday
Even when it's cloudy and grey
I love you everyday

All that I know
All that I can say
All is not all
Unless it's always you and me and
You and me and
You and me and
You and

All that I know
All that I can say
All that I know
It's where I want to be
All is not all
Unless it's always you and me and

I am often wondering why
Why it's you
You and I
Wanna be with you til I die
Me with you
You and I

© Helen Austin 2010

I Can Make You

I can make you smile without even trying
I can make you laugh without a joke
But I can't seem to make you

I can make you see while it's still dark
I can make you dream when you're awake
But I can't seem to make you see that

I'm the one for you, yes I am
I gotta make you understand that
I'm the one for you, yes I am
I gotta make you
I gotta make you
I gotta make you see

I can make you tell me all your secrets
I can make you find me when you're lost
But I can't seem to make you
I can make you wonder when you're certain
I can make you feel you're not alone
But I can't seem to make you see that

I'm the one for you, yes I am
I gotta make you understand that
I'm the one for you, yes I am
I gotta make you

See me, hold me
Believe me when I say

Gonna make you fall into me arms
Gonna make you look into my eyes
Then you'll realize that

I'm the one for you, yes I am
I gotta make you understand that
I'm the one for you, yes I am
I gotta make you

I'm the one for you, yes I am
I gotta make you understand that
I'm the one for you, yes I am
I gotta make you
I gotta make you
I gotta make you see

© Helen Austin 2010

It Takes A Lifetime

It's only a minute, an hour, a day
But my love for you will never fade
They say it only takes a lifetime to heal

It was only yesterday
That I could wipe your tears away
And tell you to go out and play
But you're not here

The little things we did, the times we had
The way you looked for me when you were sad
I taught you how to ride your bike
And put on make-up

It was only yesterday
That I could wipe your tears away
And tell you to go out and play
It was only yesterday
That I could look at you and say
I will love you everyday
But you're not here

What will I do now

It was only yesterday
That I could wipe your tears away
And tell you to go out and play
It was only yesterday
That I could look at you and say
I will love you everyday
But you're not here

It only takes a moment that changes you
So I will remember and I'll get through
They say it only takes a lifetime to heal

© Helen Austin 2010

Wonderful Day

It's a wonderful day in the neighbourhood
It's a wonderful day when it looks this good
It's a wonderful day and I'm feeling alright

It's a wonderful day to be in the sun
It's a wonderful day and it's just begun
It's a wonderful day and I'm feeling alright

Silly little things go round in my head
Silly little thoughts should go back to bed
Silly little days in the sun

It's a wonderful day just to be outside
It's a wonderful day don't stay in and hide
It's a wonderful day and I'm feeling alright

doo do do doo

Silly little thoughts go round in my head
Silly little things should go back to bed
Silly little days in the sun

It's a wonderful day in the neighbourhood
It's a wonderful day when it looks this good
It's a wonderful day and I'm feeling alright
And I'm feeling alright
And I'm feeling alright

© Helen Austin 2010