John Wesley:Oxford

 

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13 Days

by John Wesley

I was a child,
life in your arms you hold me
the fire in your eyes stopped the bleeding
the love in your heart kept me breathing

I feel I’m dying again.
I’ve got nothing but hatred for my lover and friend
the lion in your eyes watches me screaming
the cold in your heart keeps my blood freezing

Thirteen days, before you left me here staring
thirteen days, before you tried to stop caring

Stare into the dark
the emptiness of hell comes to enfold me
take a long look at your sweet creation
did you get a thrill to watch my heart breaking

Thirteen days, before you left me here standing alone
thirteen days, before you left me to die on a phone

I cannot pretend, can’t find an end
oh, how I miss you
I was your lover and you were my friend
I pray to God I never see you again

Thirteen days, before you left me here waiting to hold you
Thirteen days, before you forgot what I told you
Thirteen days, that you gave to me only to take from me
Thirteen days, before you left me here breaking

Our Here

by John Wesley

Our hero lives in a box at the bottom of a Coca-Cola sign
Like some great altar to God flashing
messages all the time
Here doesn’t come here to worship, no, he
comes here to live
At night he crawls through the city to
take whatever we don’t give

He used to have a little baby, but a
fragile thing can soon be gone
A little cold never hurt you and me, but
her she didn’t last long
Our hero stares at the stars, watches
them turn red and white
Says these are men who made this,
and this is not God’s light

Hear me, Hear me I’m at the bottom of
the red and the white sign
Hear me, Hear me Cause I’m coming for you

Our hero can’t read so he don’t know
what that sign says
And you can be damned sure the taste
of a coke never passed his lips
He knows these are men who have
made this and their day soon must come
All the people at the bottom prayin’ Lord
thy will be done
And they’re shoutin’

Hear me, Hear me I’m at the bottom of
the red and the white sign
Hear me, Hear me Cause I’m coming for you

Like Don Quioxte chasing some dragon
into the night
Our hero dreams of the battle that he
topples that red knight
Topples that red light

Our hero lays in the grass dreaming of
his little sweet child
He remembers holding her hands and
touching her little sweet smile
If a man can create this neon tower into the sky
Where the hell was the God of the Coca-Cola sign
the night she died

Hear me, Hear me I’m at the bottom of
the red and the white sign
Hear me, Hear me Cause I’m coming for you

The Desperation Angel

by John Wesley

I’ve grown tired
I’ve grown cold
nothing causes any harm to me
hated things I hold
I can’t feel what you give to me
see the skin’s burned from my hands
I remember what you promised me

like some desperation Angel
I come running back to you…

My eye have numbed
my words have died
can’t witness what I’ve become
God could burn my eyes
I can’t bear you to look at me
is there nowhere I can hide
I hold on to what you promised me

Like some desperation Angel
I come running
back to you
and in desperation Angel
I’ve come running home to you
trust in me my angel
you’ll never know what I’ve been through
never know what I’ve been through
no no, never know what I’ve been through

I’m your desperation Angel
I’ve come running home to you
and in desperation Angel
I’ve come running back to you
running back to you
running back to you
running back to you
running back to you

Free *

Lyrics are not available

The King of 17

by John Wesley
Your momma and daddy can’t take care of themselves
So I’m gonna look after of you
Your daddy loves liquor and your momma needs help
Cause all of her nightmares came true

I got this car when my granddaddy passed
So meet me just after last bell
I’ve got twenty dollars it’ll get us some gas
We won’t get to far and we won’t get there fast
But it’s twenty dollars further from hell

Leave it to me cause I’m 17
Leave it to me we’ll get through
If’ you’ll be my queen then I’ll play a king
I’ll always look after you

Just leave it to me
I am a king at 17
Leave it to me…
I am the King of 17

We head to the east to catch up to the sun
You smile as you watch it rise
We come from nothing, we leave nothing behind
my world is the hope in your eyes

Leave it to me cause I’m 17
Leave it to me we’ll get through
If’ you’ll be my queen then I’ll play a king
I’ll always take care of you

Just leave it to me
I am a king at 17
Leave it to me…
I am the King of 17

Falling in to Fallen *

Lyrics are not available

Disconnect *

Lyrics are not available

Waiting for the Sun

by John Wesley

Well here we are boy
and I’m through dreaming
all these colors I’ve been flying
have lost the will to keep me high
and I’m not amused…

So I said hey you’re no a star
so are you through screaming
cause all this paranoia’s got you
hiding in the dark
and I can’t see you…

Well shine the light
and you can come on in
can’t you see I’m on a mission
you can stay if you are wishin’
but I’m waiting…

see my daddy hit the doorway
when I was just a kid
said he’d gone to find the sunshine
and bring it back for me
and I’m waiting
waiting for the sun to shine

Do you see my scars
it’s dark and they’re glowing
all these tiny little punctures
are a doorway to the sun
a doorway to the sun
think I’ll have another one

I know he’s in here
I can feel him lookin’ for me
I hear him laughin’ like he did
like he did when I was young
daddy’s bringin’ me the sun
and I’m waiting
waiting for the sun to shine

Cool Clean Air *

Lyrics are not available

Ride *

Lyrics are not available

A New Life in Old Sweat *

Lyrics are not available

Star

by John Wesley

I swore, I’ never be one of those
Numb, vindictive, chained to a ghost
Chant a worn out Mantra
Today’s the day, I let go
Some bricks keep comin’ back
No matter where you throw em…

I stare up into the sky
Pray for little light chase away the night…

Hey Star, how about little light to show me where you are
Hey Star, a little mercy here would go pretty far
Hey Star, is this the year, the year of letting go
Hey Star

Losing’s a part of living
Something we all go through
At least that’s what you tell yourself
when it’s happening to you

I Read in some book
It takes about year to let go
Yet some of us keep hangin’ on
To our unbreakable ropes

I stare up into the sky
Pray for little light to take away night…

Hey Star, how about little light to show me where you are
Hey Star, how bout a little light to illuminate these scars
Hey Star, This is my year…

Alone Together

by John Wesley

We sit alone together
and the space begins to breathe
distance seems to come alive
why this emptiness between you and me

Where is your compassionate smile
come here take hold of me
I’ll stroke your hair for a little while
just rest your eyes, it’ll be all right you see
just rest your eyes, it’ll be all right you see

We sit alone, together
your Crystal Blues have turned to ice
your heart is colder then November
what is it that I’ve failed to recognize

I could make all of this better
just don’t close your eyes
I could make all of this better
just don’t close your eyes
I could make all of this better
please don’t close your eyes

Shiver

by John Wesley

I’m a bit unavailable
You seem a bit gone
Rumors of right and wrong, assailable
Delivered from tongues of those un-tamable

Yet loosed
Upon we
See you hurt
See you leave

Then you shiver
I watched you Shiver oh
Then you Shiver till…

I can not breathe any more
No I can not be here alone

You shiver

I watched you Shiver oh You Shiver till I

No shield, entirely covered us
Faith, seems to crumble into dust
Leaving us just ourselves to despair of
Feeling the sting of the poison arrows

So loosed
Upon we
See you hurt
See you leave…

Then you shiver
I watched you Shiver oh
Then you Shiver till…

I can not breathe any more
No I can not be here alone
No I can not dream anymore
No I can not see anymore…

Showing Happy to the World

by John Wesley

Look into the sky, you can’t erase what’s in your eyes
Look into the sun, you cannot face what you’ve become
Through the shopping malls, you blend into the human walls
Your eyes search the faces, as you move within the places
That you once moved with her, that you once knew with her

When you were arm in arm showing happy to the world
You were arm in arm showing happy to the world
arm in arm showing happy to the world
is no one happy in this world

Grateful for breath, more than once you’ve cheated death
Crushed till you scream, you can’t awaken from this dream
This I will pray for you, this I will promise you
For every lover that’s gone, another comes along

And you will move in her, as if you always knew in her

You will be
Arm in arm showing happy to the world
Arm in arm showing happy to the world
Arm in arm showing happy to the world
you will be happy in this world…

Please Come Back

by John Wesley

Light filters into the room
Beams split into multitudes
Of angels, rainbows, or any dreams I make them be

Got pictures of you and me
Got a letter of apology
Return address as far away as you can be

My head keeps searching for
The parts of you I adore
I promise I will ignore
How mean you could sometimes be, if you’d just

Please come back to me
Please come back to me
Please come back…

Healthy, relationship,
words that never seem to fit
need and greed
have become more apropos

I’m convinced there’s nothing more
Than the struggle that’s in store
For any soul brave enough to claim love
Well I claim you, if you’d just…

Please come back to me
Please come back to me
Please come back…

feel the heat, you know I…
feel the cuts, you know I’d…
be a star that could lighten up your sky
you know I’d…
give you love, you know I’d
fill your heart, you know I’d
be a star that could sparkle in your sky
if you’d just…

Please come back to me
Please come back to me
Please come back

Thanksgiving Day *

Lyrics are not available

In Your Eyes (by Peter Gabriel) **

Lyrics are not available

Warm Wet Circles / Blue Angel / Lavender (by Marillion) **

Lyrics are not available

Rome is Burning

by John Wesley

High upon a hill
Looking over the ruins burning still
Where was I for all of this.
Where was I for all of this.

You never looked so bad she said
I didn’t know I could do all this she said
I didn’t know all this could burn with just a kiss
Burn with just a kiss
I didn’t know

You didn’t notice Rome was burning
You didn’t notice you had the flame still in your hands
Why didn’t you notice Rome was burning

As the passion filled your eyes
You couldn’t see to find the home you’d left behind
Like all the lovers that live blind
Lovers that live blind
No you couldn’t see

You didn’t notice Rome was burning
You didn’t notice you had the flame still in your hands
Why didn’t you notice Rome was burning

* Previously unreleased songs by John Wesley
** Featuring special guest, Steven Rothery of Marillion

John Wesley : Oxford is a solo acoustic performance that was recorded live at the Jericho Tavern in Oxford, England on June 11, 2008.

John Wesley : Oxford features 20 songs, 7 of which are the first live performance of previously unreleased John Wesley Songs. This new live release also includes 2 songs featuring special guest, Steven Rothery of Marillion.