Looking For The Girl

by Lesley Curtis

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1.
Hey baby come on home, you know I’m waiting here don’t ever want to be alone, to cry another tear I don’t ever want to feel the pain of a love affair that’s died One that never ever comes again, no matter how you’ve tried Chorus Broken promises and shattered dreams of the way our lives could be Its only destiny that’s got a hold and now it’s killing me It’s not so bad that we can’t mend It’s not so bad that we can’t start again Hey baby why don’t you try to see the girl behind the veil There’s a tender heart that beats inside, the wind behind the sail I don’t ever want to live that way, a life that’s lived alone You know it’s not too late to save the day; it’s not too late to phone
2.
Sally didn’t mind always being last in line She knew that someday she would have it all Sally didn’t mind missing out on All those things the TV said she should have Instead she looked out the window Saw the trees sway in the breeze Children playing in the park And she knew she had it all Sally didn’t mind the way they laughed at her at school Didn’t even talk to her they said she’s a fool Sally didn’t mind not being in the crowd Not getting close to anyone but she was proud & so she watched the flowers grow Felt the sun upon her face And she walked out under stars She knew she had it all Sally didn’t mind when she gave her heart away To a boy that she had known for just one day Sally didn’t mind though she could not tell a lie When the others laughed at her sometimes she would cry That when she looked into his eyes Saw the love reflected there & she was oh so glad she waited Until she had it all & then she knew she’d never cry & she knew she’d never fall & in the circle of his arms She knew she had it all
3.
Do you still think of me, the way I think of you Have you moved on to that, somebody new Chorus In the deepest darkest, blackest night Where love is lost That’s where you’ll find me Hoping for the girl, searching for the girl, looking for the girl That I used to be The girl I used to be Verse 2 Do you still call her baby, the way you called to me? Is she your special lady, the way I used to be? In the deepest, darkest, blackest night Love is lost That’s where you'll find me Hoping for the girl, searching for the girl, Looking for the girl I used to be, the girl I used to be Verse 3 Tell me do you wish I was standing next to you? I would walk five hundred miles if you asked me to In the deepest, darkest, blackest night, Love is lost That’s where you'll find me Hoping for the girl, searching for the girl, looking for the girl, searching for the girl I used to be
4.
Verse 1 Heading to the station suitcase in my hand Might see a teardrop on my cheek but don’t misunderstand I saved up all my money working overtime My heads full of dreams and I believe Everything’s gonna be just fine It’s not a wedding ring or a 4x4 I want out on my drive A front porch swing and 2.4 kids just aren’t my style Chorus I want extra ordinary, not Tom Dick or harry Not plain Jane or Mary I wanna do it my own way, I want Extraordinary, life topped off with extra cherries No limits necessary I wanna do it my own way Verse 2 I wouldn’t write a letter, wouldn’t even phone Send a text or message friends to say that I had gone When they get up in the morning And their day starts to unfurl Grab a Starbucks as they ride the bus to their ordinary world I’ve never been a fan of the family man with all our photos on the wall Disneyland wasn’t in my plans, that’s not me at all Middle I close the door of my 4 x 4 and I leave the day behind I turn the key and it’s plain to see What’s right before my eyes I’ve got extraordinary Tom Dick and Harry Beautiful Jane and Mary And I did it my own way Extraordinary Life’s topped off with extra cherries No limits necessary and I did it my own way
5.
I don’t want your money I just want your love I don’t even want your car Your stocks and shares Your leather chairs I just want your love I don’t want your yacht I just want your love I don’t want your bank account That’s not what this girls about I don’t want a diamond ring Cos I just want your love Chorus Can you feel it oh Can you see it oh Can you hear my heart beat fast When I’m in your arms Can you feel it oh Can you see it oh Can you hear my heart beat fast When I’m in your arms I don’t want your fortune I just want your love I don’t want your Chevrolet Baby I’m not made that way I’m happy with a summers day And your love
6.
One Tear 04:59
At the end of her rainbow, at the end of her dreams Words have been spoken and now she is free Reasons have faded,she’s out on her own And the night lasts forever, where will she go Nothing to fight for, or to defend Who will protect her, who’ll be her friend? Time passes so slow no end in sight Who will ride with her, who’ll help her fight? Chorus And she cries that one tear, she cries that one tear She cries that one tear and she hopes That somehow, someone, somewhere will hear She’s out on her own, feeling small Nothing behind her, if she were to fall Out on her own again, oh so afraid She won’t survive the mistakes she has made She lifts up her head just when she feels worst Heart like a torrent, waiting to burst When everything’s crazy,it used to be clear She sees tomorrow and cries that one tear
7.
Sometimes in the night I’m thinking how its right And sometimes when it’s clear I wonder if it’s when you’re near These are the moments, I love the best Maybe has become As certain as the sun Shining in the sky, A new love, you and I These are the moments I love the best Middle And it’s oh so tender and it’s oh so fine And it’s taken me over, this love of mine Words mean much more than they say There’s no need to run away I’m standing on a mountain Its thousands without counting These are the moments I love the best Your eyes look into mine I have no sense of time Your touch says everything Promises to make me sing These are the moments I love the best
8.
Walking down that same old road Gotta find me some way to lose the load Catch a cab, walk the miles Anyway anywhere somehow Chorus Looking thru the window watching rain falling down Gotta find me some way to leave this town And leave you behind, leave you behind and leave you behind Well I feel my heart beating fast Gotta find me someway to lose that past Wanna disappear into the crowd I’ve been too long waiting for that sound Well my bags are packed, the door is closed I’m heading down that southern road Walking fast, head held high Well I bet that I could touch the sky
9.
Like a railway train Slid off the track No way forward and no way back Lost my way and all you could say was I’ll miss you when you’re gone I call your name it’s not the same You never came back to save the day The story ends here, disappeared, It’s time to go its clear Chorus Cos I’m not the one who makes your day And I’m not the one whose hand you hold And I’m not the one you kiss goodnight I’m the one whose heart you broke I’m the one whose heart you broke Verse 2 I don’t know why I didn’t see, A game of one played by me Out of control now the stations closed I can’t see the road Can’t see the map & I don’t know how Gotta turn around & get home somehow I’ve run out of steam & you were so mean I never thought you’d fall so low
10.
On the day that we met, the birds they were singing Flying so high in the sky On the day that we met, the bells they were ringing It was the 4th of July On the day that we met, the band it was playing & across the dance floor I would fly On the day that we met, the cider was flowing It was the 4th July Chorus And the old folks were dancing the old fashioned way Spinning around and around And the children were laughing, crying and singing It was the 4th of July On the day that we met you asked me to dance A twinkle in your eye You held my hand tightly, I’ll never forget It was the 4th of July On the day that we met I knew that I’d fallen I remember it now with a sigh All the birds they were singing and the bells they were ringing It was the 4th of July
11.
When I told you that you could stay I only meant for just one day I told you, I told you When I told you that you were nice You shouldn’t have listened to my advice I told you, I told you Chorus You know you can’t hold a woman like me No no no, you know you can’t hold a woman like me When I told you to park your car, I didn’t mean your jaguar, I told you, mmm I told you When I told you to love me now I didn’t mean to show you how, I told you, mmm I told you When I took your hand and said goodbye, It didn’t mean that you could cry, I told you, mmm, I told you
12.
I’m in the kitchen now and washing dishes He thinks I gotta listen to his wishes He says he won’t be knocking on my door Though I’m the kinda girl that he adores But when two and two make five I feel alive I get to thinking that I’ll change the lock I ain’t even gonna watch the clock But when I do I’ll put my red shoes on And he won’t even notice that I’m gone Cos when two and two make five I feel alive He tells me baby spend some time with me He’ll take me places that I’ve never seen He says I’m pretty and I look real nice And then he tells me that he won’t ask twice But when two and two make five I feel alive There ain’t no use in bringing me some flowers When I’ve been waiting here for hours and hours I think I’ll go and put my best dress on And hit the town just like a neutron bomb When two and two make five I feel alive

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I couldn't have 'found the girl' in the making of this album without the help of some fine musicians in the playing of it and collaborated with some great songwriters in the writing of it.

I couldn't have worked with a better engineer and friend in the recording of it.

And you wouldn't have seen the finished article without the help of a generous photographer and designer.

I am extremely blessed. Enjoy!

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released January 1, 2015

Lesley Curtis - Lead & harmony vocals
Dave Smith - electric & acoustic guitars, mandolin &harmony vocals
Tony Harris - Electric, acoustic & bass guitars, dobro, electric piano, accordion, organ & drum programming
Lindsay Barn - Drums

Also featuring Tom Kitching on fiddle & Les Wright on pedal steel guitar
*except 4th July and A Woman Like Me*

Engineered, produced and mixed by Tony Harris
Artwork & Photography by Stuart Mcleod Shoestring Media

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Lesley Curtis Peterborough, UK

An established singer
& songwriter, Lesley has released three mainstream albums 'Shock Delayed', 'Naked' & 'Looking
For The Girl'. She continues to write & perform as part of Oakleas Rise releasing their debut album 'Little White Lies' in 2019

Reflecting her interest in spirituality Lesley has released three 
conceptual albums ‘Music Moves Within Me', ‘Soul Dreamer’ & in 2018 'Natures Confetti'
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