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Lyrics: Shimmer And Shine

SHIMMER AND SHINE Lyrics
(White Lies For Dark Times)

It takes a hundred miles of love
To heal a mile of pain
I never say goodbye to the scene
And I never blow out a flame
And I got

White lies for dark times and I don’t need your crutch
I’m kicking out stained glass windows and I’m
Tender to the touch

Shimmer and shine
We leave it all behind
Shimmer and shine
When you tell me that you’re mine
Shimmer and shine, shimmer and shine

Bring me the music for the revolution
It puts my mind at ease, to know
We’re the problem, we’re the solution
The cure and the disease
But life is trying to force me
Force me to trust
I’ve done all I can
I do what I must

Shimmer and shine
We leave it all behind
Shimmer and shine
When you tell me that you’re mine

(guitar)

Shimmer and shine
We leave it all behind
Shimmer and shine
When you tell me that you’re mine
Shimmer and shine, shimmer and shine

Ben Harper: Heart Of Matters (lyrics – paroles)

“Heart Of Matters”
Album – Lifeline 2007

I’ve heard all of your parting lines
Can only say goodbye so many times
Before you know you have nothing to show for your pain
Sorry is a word you just can’t seem to find
Does it ever enter your mind?
I am in doubt that you are about to change

Now if your heart, your heart isn’t in it
If your heart, your heart isn’t it it
If you have nothing left to give, won’t you go on and let me live again?

You can’t just say ‘I love you’
You have to live ‘I love you’
I will forgive every time but the last

If your heart, your heart isn’t in it
If your heart, your heart isn’t it it
If you have nothing left to give, won’t you just go on and let me live?

I wish I could find a way to sing the life back into you and I
But now I am afraid that it is just too late to lie

Ben Harper: Put It On Me (lyrics – paroles)

“Put It On Me”
Album – Lifeline 2007

She eats nectarines with honey and spends her daddy’s money so easy
She cuts cherry pie while she looks you in the eye so easy
The innocent naivety of hairless cheek
The politics of generosity make me weak

You put it on me then left me lonely
You put it on me, you put it on me

There’s an assassin out to get me and they claim that she’s never missed
The one with an ex-lover whom she claims to have never kissed
We turned at twenty paces for love as a duel and we stood as still as stone
I can’t imagine that this is in the best interest of flesh and bone

You put it on me then left me lonely
You put it on me, you put it on me

I’ve been living in the city for much too long
There’s a neon sign in my mind flashing right and wrong
I can’t afford your company, I spent my money buying time
I was lost out in hte desert while you were busy swimming in wine

You put it on me then left me lonely
You put it on me then left me lonely
You put it on me, you put it on me

Ben Harper: Younger Than Today (lyrics – paroles)

“Younger Than Today”
Album – Lifeline 2007

You and I were looking at old pictures yesterday
Sitting in disbelief at how time slips away
Both at a loss for words to say, who knew we’d never be younger than today?

Foolishness protected us from the world outside
They could never come between us but we knew they’d try
We remembered living as if there were a way to forever be younger than today

Never looked at anything you didn’t care to see
I was the one who wouldn’t let you leave
Even though it was a clear you couldn’t stay
Had to try to be younger than today
Had to try to be younger than today

As we parted, you reminded me I’m alive
To remember when the stars danced just for you and I
May the shimmer of the summer always light your way and make you feel younger than today

Ben Harper: Say You Will (lyrics – paroles)

“Say You Will”
Album – Lifeline 2007

Baby, say it’s all right if it takes all night
We won’t have to be alone if you say you will
If you say you will, if you say you will

Like Marie Antoinette said to Louis XVI, “Man, I think we’re going down. Our chances are slim
and none, and I’m afraid slim just left town.”

Say you will, darling, won’t you say you will?
Won’t you say you will? Darling, won’t you say that you will?

Now you’ve had me hanging all on your line
But I know all too well, love ain’t nothing but a worried mind

Say you will, darling, won’t you say you will?
Won’t you say you will? Darling, won’t you say that you will?

I love you like a candle loves a flame
Like a crying man that has no shame
When you hit me, I feel no pain
Like the last days that remain, say you will
Darling, won’t you say that you will?
Darling, won’t you say that you will?

Ben Harper: Having Wings (lyrics – paroles)

“Having Wings”
Album – Lifeline 2007

I heard a street singer play a song I knew
It brought me closer to you
I heard a street singer play a song I call my own
It brought me to my childhood home

Did you go back from where you came?
If I get there, will they have my name?
If they don’t, I’ll only have myself to blame
For all these things, true happiness is having wings

Life is a blurry-eyed, heavy-hearted whirlwind of a storm
Some things just hurt too much to cry
Memories are like shadows the light won’t make disappear
I still see you smiling with your eyes

Did you go back from where you came?
If I get there, will they have my name?
If they don’t, I’ll only have myself to blame
For all these things, true happiness is having wings


Ben Harper: Needed You Tonight (lyrics – paroles)

“Needed You Tonight”
Album – Lifeline 2007

My every breath is a prayer for you
You know I’m waiting there for you
I’d rather learn to live with you and suffer
Than to see you in the arms of another

But now my heart aches a little
Now my heart breaks a little
I lie awake in the middle of a cold, empty room with one light
I needed you tonight

I am not your tool or your born-again fool
I’m not in the mood to serenade sorrow
There was a time that I could get by but this was once upon a lie

My heart aches a little
My heart breaks a little
I lie awake in the middle of a pain with no end in sight
I needed you tonight

Violin is my instrument of choice
It recognizes the pain in my voice
You’re the ‘Are’ in ‘Are we gonna make it?’
You put the ‘t’ in ‘I just can’t take it.’

My heart aches a little
My heart breaks a little
I lie awake in the middle of a cold, empty room with no light

Ben Harper: Fool For A Lonesome Train (lyrics – paroles)

“Fool For A Lonesome Train”
Album – Lifeline 2007

It’s late and I can’t sleep
I’ve made promises that I can’t keep
Cobblestones and broken bones, has a kingdom but he’s got no home
Last night is still ringing in my head like that lonesome whistle in the rain

I’m a fool for a lonesome train
I’m a fool for a lonesome train

The lifetime we’ve left behind with strangers
Promises and lies both have their dangers
I just can’t be wrong enough and I can’t hide for long enough
So far away, but I still feel your pain

I’m a fool for a lonesome train
I’m a fool for a lonesome train
I’d try to say goodbye but I never got your name
I’m a fool for a lonesome train

I’m a fool for a lonesome train
I’m your fool for a lonesome train
I know it sounds crazy but I’m painfully sane
I’m your fool for a lonesome, lonesome, lonesome train

Ben Harper: Lifeline – In The Colors ( lyrics / paroles)

Ben Harper: Lifeline – In The Colors ( lyrics / paroles)
When your whole world is shaken
from all the risks we have taken
dance with me into the colors
of the dusk

when you have awoken
from all the dreams broken
dance with me into the colors
of the dusk

the paths we’re walking on
crumble behind us
but if we leave now they will
never find us
and if this crazy world spins itself
down to dust
i want to be with you
in the colors

when you again start hoping
with your arms wide open
dance with me into the colors
of the dusk

and all will be right
dancing like water with the light
dance with me into the colors
of the dusk

Ben Harper: Fight outta you lyrics / paroles (Lifeline album)

Ben Harper: Fight outta you lyrics / paroles (Lifeline album)

They’ll look you in the eyes and stone you,
then turn and disown you.
Don’t you let em take the fight outta you.

They’ll walk all over your name
till they find someone else to blame.
Don’t let it take the fight outta you.

Secrets hide their lies
inside hidden allibies.
Don’t let it take the fight outta you.

They put the world on a hook,
it’s worse every time I look.
Don’t let em take the fight outta you.

I would rather take your punch
than not give you a shot.
I’d rather find out who you are
than who you’re not.
Should’ve known better than to mistake business for love.
Should’ve known better than to mistake a fist for love.

It will be in your ?on? until you’re not
needed any longer.
Don’t let it take the fight outta you.

Don’t believe the headlines,
check for yourself sometimes.
Don’t let it take the fight outta you.

The lies you live become you,
the love you lose, it numbs you.
Don’t let it take the fight outta you.

You say that you’ve arrived,
that’s just a high class bribe.
Don’t let it take the fight outta you.

I would rather take your punch
than not give you a shot.
I’d rather find out who you are,
than who you’re not.
Should’ve known better than to mistake business for love.
Should’ve known better than to mistake a fist for love.

There’s always someone younger,
Someone with more hunger.
Don’t let it take the fight outta you.

They’ll say you’re one and only
They’ll straight up leave you lonely.
Don’t let it take the fight outta you.

Like a transplant patient
waiting for a donor.
Don’t let it take the fight outta you.

Like a half empty balloon
after a party in the corner.
Don’t let it take the fight outta you.