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March 15th, 2007
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Lyrics to "Lost Direction"
Love this song, but it's so hard to figure out the lyrics. I've listened to my video from ORC twice, and beizy's from the Hotel Cafe twice, and this is the best I've come up with. If you know (or can guess) what goes in where the question marks are, I'd love to know! Also, if you think I have some wrong, please tell me. Thanks.



“Lost Direction” by Billy Boyd

(harmonica intro)

I’m on the train again
(?)
A thousand times
Watching the silver tracks
I can’t ignore the cracks
I find in my mind
But all I really need is you…

I go back many years
(?)
That pushed me down this road
I (?)
(?) left to wander
(?) a heavy load

All the people I could have been
Past the places I should have seen

But all I really need is…
Yeah, all I really need is you…

There must be more to life
There must be more to try
I’m running, yes, I’m running
But I’ve lost direction

There must be more to life
There must be more to try
I’m running, yes, I’m running
But I’ve lost direction

(harmonica break)

All these places and (?) to give
(?) rhythm and ways to live

I wish that there were words that I could say
But poetry keeps getting in the way
To let you feel how I felt with that kiss
But the best that I can do is just sing this…

(harmonica break)

But all I really need is you….

There must be more to life
There must be more to try
I’m running, yes, I’m running
But I’ve lost direction

There must be more to life
There must be more to try
I’m running, yes, I’m running
But I’ve lost direction

There must be more to life
There must be more to try
I’m running, yes, I’m running
But I’ve lost direction

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From:magickalmolly
Date:March 16th, 2007 05:14 am (UTC)
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I can't get one line, but I think I nailed the rest. Actually watching him sing helps. Of course on the one line I can't get, he blocks his mouth with his hand on both videos, argh.


I’m on the train again
Past the point I've been past
A thousand times
Watching the silver tracks
I can’t ignore the cracks
I find in my mind

But all I really need is you...

I go back many years
And visit all the tears
That pushed me down this road
I look at all the crossings
(?)
A heavy load

All the people I could have been
And past the places I should have seen

But all I really need is...
Yeah, all I really need is...

There must be more to life
There must be more to try
I’m running, yes, I’m running
But I’ve lost direction

There must be more to life
There must be more to try
I’m running, yes, I’m running
But I’ve lost direction

(harmonica break)

All these places and trains to give
With time and rhythm and ways to live

I wish that there were words that I could say
But poetry keeps getting in the way
To let you feel how I felt with that kiss
But the best that I can do is just sing this…
The best that I can do is just sing this...

(harmonica break)

But all I really need is you...

There must be more to life
There must be more to try
I’m running, yes, I’m running
But I’ve lost direction

There must be more to life
There must be more to try
I’m running, yes, I’m running
But I’ve lost direction

There must be more to life
There must be more to try
I’m running, yes, I’m running
But I’ve lost direction
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From:pippins_penny
Date:March 16th, 2007 05:27 am (UTC)
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Wow, great job, guys. We have a Beecake lyrics thread at the BBB. Do you mind if I add this one?
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 16th, 2007 01:43 pm (UTC)
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I don't mind, if the person above doesn't!
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From:magickalmolly
Date:March 16th, 2007 01:52 pm (UTC)
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I don't mind, though I think Ros deserves the credit. She did most of the work - I only added in a few lines.
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From:pippins_penny
Date:March 16th, 2007 02:22 pm (UTC)
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Thanks girls! Oh and Molly, I am glad you liked the Oou Wullie book! I had Billy sign that at ELF last year!
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From:magickalmolly
Date:March 16th, 2007 08:41 pm (UTC)
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It's a great book. I bid on it more so I could read it than because I wanted his autograph, I admit. Well, and for the charity, of course!
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 16th, 2007 01:47 pm (UTC)
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I have never been any good at lip-reading. Thank you SO much - you're my savior! *S*

Maybe (just guessing here, and using the word or two that sounded right):

"I look at all the crossings
That leave me left to wander
With a heavy load"

Naaa.... "leave me left"? *shudders* That can't be right.

But thanks for shining a light on all the rest!
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From:magickalmolly
Date:March 16th, 2007 01:51 pm (UTC)
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Actually... I think that sounds right. Or as right as we're going to get until the album (with lyrics!) is released. :D I say add that in, and we'll assume it's right for now.

Now to work on "All You Ever Wanted" *laughs and laughs*
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 16th, 2007 02:52 pm (UTC)
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*L*! You know... I was thinking that we've got "I'm Sorry" (because of the EP), and we have "Lost Direction" - we're done! I'm glad you said that, because THAT is the one I know remember I really wanted to get the word for.

Say... why don't YOU start this time? *G* *bats eyelashes* - *L*!
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From:magickalmolly
Date:March 16th, 2007 03:13 pm (UTC)
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He sits on his rooftop
She opens his wine
He's drinking alone
And it's not the first time
He stares at her back and he stares at (traces) that sweet line

He feels the chill
As it touches his heart
Is it the guilt
Too much time apart
He calls her name but stops so it's lost in the dark

He sits and dwells
On their time apart
Building an (his) empire
Breaking her heart
Searching (Looking) for words
And starting anew
If he'd just listen, then he'd hear the truth

All you ever wanted
All you ever needed
Is here in my arms

All you ever wanted
All you ever needed
Is here

All you ever wanted
All you ever needed
Is here in my arms

All you ever wanted
All you ever needed
Is here
Right here

(instrumental interlude)

He climbed the staircase
(?)
The darkness can chill him (?)
The thrills that came true
He got his dreams
But they came at a price
Who in here wouldn't live their lives twice?

'cause living is nice...

He sits and dwells
On their time apart
Building (an) his empire
Breaking her heart
Looking for words
And starting anew
If he'd just listen, then he'd hear the truth

All you ever wanted
All you ever needed
Is here in my arms

All you ever wanted
All you ever needed
Is here

All you ever wanted all you ever needed
Is here in my arms

All you ever wanted
All you ever needed
Is here
Right here

He closes his eyes and everyone wins
But who shares love when the replay begins?


The words that are in parentheses are words he sang differently from one performance to the other. Since the Friday gig was first, I went with those words, but added in the different words from Saturday, just to be thorough. ;D

And damn him and that sexy slurry accent... There's a few words I just can't make out. Maybe you'll have better luck.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 16th, 2007 03:27 pm (UTC)
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omg - how did you do that so fast?! I was kidding -*L*! That's excellent.

I listen to that song, and I see he and Ali so clearly.

Sure... damn that sexy slurry Scottish accent... that we love so much.

Seriously - I was very, very impressed by the solidness of the band, the skill they each showed, and the overall sound. And I think his songwriting is really growing.

Let's see if anybody else can fill in the blanks!
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 16th, 2007 09:23 pm (UTC)
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*nods* Personal, yet universal; the best kind of song.

Is it just me, or have these songs been going through your head constantly, too? Sometimes, even two at the same time!

*hums* "I... am sorry... there must be more to life... I.... am sorry... there must be more to try..."
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From:aluu
Date:March 16th, 2007 07:56 pm (UTC)
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And what about Pour My Wine? ^^ Im really courious what he's saying in the middle of the song :)
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From:magickalmolly
Date:March 16th, 2007 08:38 pm (UTC)
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I don't have a file of him singing that, unfortunately. But I'm working on it, and as soon as I do have one, I'll be sure to work on the lyrics. :D
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 16th, 2007 09:20 pm (UTC)
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Wasn't that a cover? If so, it should be out there somewhere. I don't know whose song it is, though. Another WWS?
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 16th, 2007 09:43 pm (UTC)
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I googled, and only saw an Adrien Belew song that had that phrase, but it wasn't the title.

The Billy Board has a lyrics thread going; perhaps it will pop up next:

http://billyboydboard.yuku.com/topic/11769/t/Beecake-Lyric-39-s.html
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From:aluu
Date:March 16th, 2007 09:56 pm (UTC)
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I have it here: http://boyd-oh-boyd.net/english/video.html I hope it works, I had some problems with it :/
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From:aluu
Date:March 16th, 2007 07:43 pm (UTC)
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OMG, I love you! That's my favorite songs and I've been waiting so long for someone to write lyrics :)
Thank you so much! :)
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 16th, 2007 09:21 pm (UTC)
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I'm always looking for lyrics, too - thanks!
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 17th, 2007 03:00 am (UTC)
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Looks like magickalmolly figured them out - she's really good - *G*.
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From:pearltook1
Date:March 17th, 2007 03:10 am (UTC)
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Yes, that's why I deleted the comment.

For some reason, sometimes it shows up as no comments yet on your posts, so I'll post something, and when it then shows my post - there are *tons* of comments ahead of mine and mine is, then, redundant.

I'll have to do the read comments thingy first I guess. :-)

It is hard to understand that sexy-slurry accent sometimes ;-)
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 17th, 2007 03:18 am (UTC)
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LJ is strange sometimes.

Yes, but we don't mind it... *G*
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