Songwriters Of New York
 

 

 

 

†Danny Oliver

Danny is a junior copywriter at an advertising agency. He tells us that the people at work don’t know what he does. Perhaps they will do soon if they like his stuff enough. Drop us a line via the S O N Y website if you want to hear more.


Roll back the years

Roll back the years
Take back the tears
Back to the days
When we had no fears

Roll back the nights
Take back the fights
Remember the days
When love burned bright

Roll back the highs
Take by the lies
Remember the days
When we had the prize

Roll back the time
Take back the signs
Remember the days
When you were mine

Roll back the dreams
Take back the screams
Remember the days
Before the scenes

Keep on keeping on

When you got no place to go
Keep on keeping on
When you got no hope to show
Keep on keeping on
When your world is full of tears
And when your heart is full of fears
When others lies’ fill you ears
Keep on keeping on

When you think all laughters gone
Keep on keeping on
When you think you’re always wrong
Keep on keeping on
When love fades in her eyes
And your beaten back by others lies
Remember that hope never dies
Keep on keeping on

When skies above are always grey
Keep on keeping on
And kind words just go astray
Keep on keeping on
When you’re the butt of others games
And people call you cruel names
Remember dreams are borne in flames
Keep on keeping on

The road to hell

It used to be the road to heaven
The road to your door
The road I used to run down
I don’t go there no more
It used to be the road to your heart
A road I knew so well
But I found myself walking
Down the road marked to hell

It used to be the road I loved
The road from me to you
The road I used to run down
To the first love I knew
It used to be the road to somewhere
Before you cast your spell
Now it’s the road to nowhere
It’s the road marked to hell

It used to be the road I loved
For I knew every door
The road always travelled
To love I needed more
It used to be the road to heaven
A road I knew so well
But when you up and left me
It became the road to hell

All I feel

As I walk
The streets of shame
Trying to
Forget your name
All I feel
Is loss and pain
When will I
See you again

When I walk
The roads of home
Wishing I
Was not alone
All I feel
Is emptiness
I never thought
It’d come to this

As I walk
This barren land
Desolation
On either hand
All I feel
Is emptiness
Now I’ve lost
What was best

And I walk
Most every night
Tramp the streets
Til morning light
All I feel
Has broken down
It’s time to leave
This hollow town

17

At 17
I’d seen the dream
Crushed in your hand
At 17
I heard the screams
Echo through the land

At 17
You came for me
Woke me from my sleep
At 17
I lacked the means
To take and to keep

At 17
Stars shone bright
And lit the summer sky
At 17
I feared the night
And learnt how to lie

At 17
My dreams were strong
I nursed them every day
At 17
All night long
I watched them drift away

At 21
I see the years
Broken like my toys
At 17
You know no fears
Courage walks with boys

Keep on keeping on

Keep on keeping on
Keep on keeping on
Keep on keeping on
Keep it on my baby

Hang on, just hang on
Hang on just hang on
Hang on, just hang on
Hang on to me baby

Hold on, just hold on
Hold on just hold on
Hold on, just hold on
Hold on my baby

And now you’re hanging on
Kept on keeping on
Held on when hope was gone
You’ll be mine my baby

Always

Always you
Always me
Always fishes in the sea
Always is a long long time
Always glad that you are mine

Always me
Always you
Always know my love is true
Always strong and never slow
Always know our love will grow

Always you
Always me
Always that’s the way to be
Always you inside my heart
Always knew we’d never part

Always you
Always me
Always fishes in the sea
Always is a long long time
Always glad that you are mine

It takes two to tango

It takes a seed
To grow a tree
It takes a shore
To stop the sea
It takes you
To satisfy me
Cause everybody knows
It takes two to tango

It takes rain
To make crops grow
It takes pain
To teach me to know
It takes you
To satisfy me
Cause everybody knows
It takes two to tango

It takes loss
To teach us what we had
It takes good
To keep us from the bad
It takes you
To satisfy me
Cause everybody knows
It takes two to tango

It takes love
To fix a broken heart
It takes you
So let us start
It takes you
To satisfy me
Cause everybody knows
It takes two to tango

I don’t care

I don’t care
If its day or night
I don’t care
If its going right
I don’t care
What you do
All I want’s
To be close to you

I don’t care
Who badmouths me
I don’t care
What they see
I don’t care
If the sun don’t shine
All I want
Is for you to be mine

I don’t care
And I don’t know
I don’t care
If they all go
I don’t care
I know I’m right
All I want’s
You here tonight

Tell me why

Tell me why
I don’t love you
Tell me why
I wanna know
Tell me why
I don’t need you
Tell me why
I’ve gotta go

Chorus
Tell me why I I I
Tell me why

Tell me why
I should love you
Tell me why
I wanna hear
Tell me why
I should trust you
Tell me why
Do I fear
Chorus

Tell me why
I find I’m crying
Tell me why
I wanna know
Tell me why
I feel like dying
Tell me why
I’ve gotta go
Chorus

Tell me why
When we’re together
Tell me why
I wanna know
Tell me why
No loves forever
Tell me why
I have to go

Around

Guess who just came back today
The one who loved you but went away
Now I’m back and here to stay
This time I’ll stick around
I just thought that you should know
I never did want to go
And all the time I loved you so
I guess I’ll hang around

Every day that passed me by
I guess my life was just a lie
So give my love another try
This time I’ll stay around
You know this time I’ll be alright
I’ll hold you close all through the night
I’ll still hold you in dawn’s early light
My love is all around

I’ve been away for too long
I know that I got it wrong
But in your arms I belong
I want to be around
Now’s the time that I am near
Whisper love into your ear
Make love where there was just fear
I’ll always be around

Water in the desert

Water in the desert
Flames on the sea
Dagger in my heart
That’s what you did to me

Pain thru the day
Death every night
My days are hell
Since we’ve been apart

Hammer to the head
Axe to the tree
I have been cut down
Never will be free

Water in the desert
Flames on the sea
You can’t return
You have broken me

A little too well

I’ve known you
For too many years
I’ve known you
I know your fears
You know me
And you can tell
I’ve known you
A little too well

I’ve known love
Off and on
I’ve known love
Seen it go wrong
Love knows me
And it will tell
I’ve known love
A little too well

I’ve known sex
Both bad and good
I’ve known sex
You knew I would
Sex knows me
And it can tell
I’ve known sex
A little too well

I’ve known life
The ups and downs
I’ve known life
Poets and the clowns
Life knows me
And it can tell
I’ve known life
A little too well


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