Pick Up the Pieces - Lyrics

1. LUCKY MAN

You can pull your strings

You can clip my wings

But you can't sing your blues to me

 

And I like your voice

But if you had the choice

Would you like my brand of tea

 

I am a lucky man

I been dealt a lucky hand

How can we mess it up

With such a full cup

 

I admit I'm confused

About what is fake news

It's not self defence I care too much

 

And I try to make a difference

In my small existence

'Cos life for me ain't that tough

 

And I am a lucky man

I’ve been dealt a lucky hand

How can we mess it up

With such a full cup

Written by Gavin Alexander.
Lead vocal - Gavin Alexander
BV's - Teresa Gallagher, Simon Foster
Pedal steel - Melvin Duffy
Piano - Perry White
Bass - Martin Elliott

2. WASN'T ENOUGH

                                          

The days arrive                                       

And say their goodbyes

They turn into night so fast                                             

My waking hours are quickly devoured

So much to savour now  

 

I take myself back

to a place where I had so much to give

But it wasn’t enough

I want you to know 

It’s never enough.   

 

If life seems grey

Just think of a day

when everything seemed so bright

The plans I made

The happy mistakes

Brought nothing but light

  

I think of the time

that I spent stood in line

I want you to know

It wasn’t enough

I want you to know

 It wasn’t enough. 

 

Written by Gavin Alexander/Cat Bloomfield
Lead vocal - Teresa Gallagher
BV's - Gavin Alexander, Simon Foster
Pedal steel - Melvin Duffy
Piano - Perry White
Bass - Martin Elliott 

3. BLACKBIRD

 

Blackbird singing in the dead of night

Take these broken wings and learn to fly

All your life

You were only waiting for this moment to arrive

 

Blackbird singing in the dead of night

Take these sunken eyes and learn to see

All your life

You were only waiting for this moment to be free

 

Black bird fly, black bird fly

Into the light of the dark black night

 

Black bird fly, black bird fly

Into the light of the dark black night

 

Blackbird singing in the dead of night

Take these broken wings and learn to fly

All your life

You were only waiting for this moment to arrive

 

Written by Paul McCartney
Vocal a cappella arrangement - Simon Foster
Vocals - Gavin Alexander, Simon Foster, Teresa Gallagher

5. PICK UP THE PIECES

 

Pick up the pieces now you're laid to rest

Raise a glass with those left behind

And take the hand of the lonely ones

Cos I know how it feels

It's like losing a wheel

It's like losing a wheel

 

Pick up the paper read the obituaries

Catch my breath over some of their words

But it weren't always like that between you and me

Yet I know how it feels

It's like losing a wheel

It's like losing a wheel

 

And I know how to be strong

And how to carry on

I'm feeling some confusion about which way to move on

And I'm hoping that you'll come along

 

Pick up the pieces now you're laid to rest

Brush your photo as I walk on by

And I'll tell you a story, a joke or two

Cos I know how it feels

It's like losing a wheel

It's like losing a wheel

 

And I know how to be strong

And how to carry on

I'm feeling some confusion about which way to move on

And I'm hoping that you'll come along

Written by Gavin Alexander.

Vocal - Gavin Alexander

Guitar - Gavin Alexander

4. PEOPLE LIKE ME

 

People like me have it easy

People like me make it hard

People like me always hungry ,

But people like me never starve

 

People like me always hurting

People like me have a need

People like me win dirty

People like me rarely bleed

 

People like me keep rolling

People like me don’t need roots

People like me find our fortunes

In people like yous dusty boots

 

People like me will borrow

People like yous broken heart

People like me deal in sorrow

People like you bear the scars

 

 

Oh you

Played me like I tried to play you

Together as one

How can we ever lose

How can we ever lose

 

 

People like us can be certain

That people like you need the truth

People like us will unburden

Like you and your filthy rich blues

People like us always hurting

People like us have a need

People like us win dirty

People like us rarely bleed

Written by Gavin Alexander.

Lead vocal - Simon Foster

BV's - Teresa Gallagher, Gavin Alexander

Dobro- Melvin Duffy 

Piano - Perry White

Bass - Martin Elliott

Produced by Simon Foster at How Now Productions

Pick Up the Pieces

     

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