Chris West

Platinum Award Winning Producer

ONEBYONE

STRONGER (west)

The light is on, the battle's over
I can't compete anymore
You win...
My hope has gone, no way ahead for me
My dreams lie crushed and destroyed
I lose...

Stronger, why can't I be stronger
I cannot be this weak
and let you run over me

The hurting, why am I always hurting
Why do the meek deny
and let the pain succeed

The sky's on fire, and I'm alone
The sun won't warm me again
It's time...
I reach for my saviour,
My fate held here in my hand
You won't hurt me again
The final call...

Stronger, why can't I be stronger
How can I be this weak
and let you run over me

The hurting, why am I always hurting
Why do the meek deny
and let pain succeed

HARD ROAD ON YOU (west)

I was thinking of an old love, lost some years before
I should have seen the writing on the wall
Now I'm looking through an open door
I see the the shadows form
They say there's pride before a fall

Picture me a girl in blue, laid out on the floor
The only one you cared about was you, yeah you.

( You say you didn't realise)
That I'd be left there crying
( Tears still in my eyes)
Cos I can't erase that look upon your face
( Telling me it's over now)
And the nights you promised you'd spent alone, you lied

Well baby, if that's true, then a hard rain will come falling down on you...

I broke down again, on the highway
And who should come cruising by, but you
The wind blowing in your hair and some strange girl behind the wheel
But I know that the road will run out for you, yeah you.

( You say you didn't realise)
That I'd be left there crying
( Tears still in my eyes)
Cos I can't erase that look upon your face
( Telling me it's over now)
And the nights you promised you'd spent alone, you lied

Well baby, if that's true, then a hard rain will come falling down on you.

Hard rain, hard rain, hard rain on you

Does lying come easy to a catholic boy like you,
Hide away the answer, from the universal truth,
Turn away, run away, don't you ever look back,
Because when judgement day comes around,
How do you think you'll be found?

Heaven Just Fell (west)

It may be the way you turn your head
Making me feel this close to you
Or is it the colour of your eyes
Just one more look and I could die
And there's something I want,you to know

Touching my heart, is so easy to do
Search in the dark, for someone like you
Touching my heart, an angel from afar

It may be the warmth of your hand
That drives away the fear inside
Lying beside you on your bed
So many words are left unsaid

But there's something I want, you to know

Touching my heart, is so easy to do
Search in the dark, for someone like you
Touching my heart, an angel from afar
Heaven just fell in my arms.

I turned my back on those late night places
Friends and faces I knew
I can't conceive of my life without you
Say you want to, you'll always want to see it through....

WHITE DUST ROAD (west/villanis)

Walking down a white dust road
Seeing how the mountains climb
I let my feelings float in time

Standing in an open field
Watching how the eagle flies
I let life just pass me by, pass me by

Running on the white hot sand
Swimming in the deep blue sea
I let the tide wash right over me..

Sailing over oceans wide
Staring at the skies above
all we do, we do for love...do for love

I can’t be what I they want me to be
I can’t cheat to the lie
No more hiding, tired of pleasing
I need to head to the light

Rolling down a free highway
Underneath the burning sun
Now my flying days have just begun

Leave behind the madding crowd
Breathing in the sweet clear air
This is life without a care

I can’t be what they want me to be
I can’t cheat to the lie
No more hiding, tired of pleasing
I need to head to the light

Walking down a white dust road
Seeing how the mountains climb
I let my feelings float in time
Walking down a white dust road
On the white hot sand
Sailing over oceans wider

Freedom Drum (They're Burning Down The House) (west)

Some people live for romance
Some people would die for love
Some people say it's over 
Some people say no, it's just begun

So the journey begins, for the wheel of fate to spin

Some people live in anger
Some people cheat for fun
Some people take up action
Some people try to run

So the journey begins, for the profits of sin

And time beats The Freedom Drum

And they're burning down the house, Burning down the house
Running from the wreckage, - Run.
And they're burning down the house, Burning down the house
Running from the wreckage, - watch them run

Some people beg for mercy
Some people break their vows
Some people heed the warning
Some people just don't know how

So the journey's begun, for the prodigal son

It's a long road to oblivion
It's a long way down to fall
For time beats The Freedom Drum

And they're burning down the house, Burning down the house
Running from the wreckage, - Run.
And they're burning down the house, Burning down the house
Running from the wreckage, - watch them run, run, run run

EASY LOVING YOU (west)

I just can't sleep at night
Got to get right out of here
I’ve got to be with you
'cos you make the world disappear

And when it's right, it's so right
My love for you so real
And when you hold me tight
Heaven is what I feel

You make it easy loving you
You know the right things to do
And when I free fall to ground
You wrap your love around

And through the passing days
You make me see blue skies above
Laugh at your funny ways
Bathed in a halo of love

And if I stray from that height
The walls come tumbling down
But if I lie in your light
Leave my heart to be lost and found

And if I never wake again
Well the journey's been crazy mad
And when they ask me just what I’ve learned
I say the magic is what we had

You make it easy loving you
You know the right things to do
And when you free fall to ground
I’ll wrap my love around

TEN STEPS (CRAZY YOU) (west)

It takes, one step to start a fight
Two steps to put it right
but not you, oh, never you
Well, you give the third degree, but you're a four time divorcee
you blame me,oh, never you

You were my five-a-day, so good for me and here to stay
now I taste the bitter pill, you said you'd love me, you said 'I will'
You, oh you, crazy you, yeah you

My sixth sense to you offends, seventh heaven to make amends
But not you, oh never you,
A straight eight put me away, your nine lives have had their day
for you, oh, crazy you

Its not easy counting one to ten,
When a knock-out punch puts you down again
A super-hero should be polite,
But you’re made up of Kryptonite
You, it's true, yeah you

Now I believed in love, sweet magic from above
I thought you as a friend, would have stayed true to the end
Though a wall of fire, but you turned into a liar
Now I can't pretend
I'm counting steps from ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five,
four-three-two-one

Hero to zero, dreamboat to weirdo
That's you, oh, crazy you

A straight eight put me away, your nine lives have had their day for you, oh, for you
You were my five-a-day, so good for me and here to stay
Now I taste the bitter pill, you said you'd love me, you said 'I will'
it's you, oh crazy you

IN MY SHOES (west/villanis)

In my shoes, walk a mile,
Soul's abused, lose their smile

In a world of change, somethings stay the same

Step by step, day by day
Dreams I kept, locked away

From the pain that burned
Until I learned
To look for the love, the beauty in all I do

Walk on high, don’t look down
Make the sun and moon, the stars
Be your ground
Walk the path, that’s straight and true
And look for the love, the beauty in all you do

I’ve seen seven wonders, coming true for you
Guardian angels over you
I see them fly high, saying don’t cry..
Just look for the love, the beauty in all you do

Walk on high, don’t look down
Make the sun and moon, the stars
Be your ground
Walk the path, that’s straight and true
And look for the love, the beauty in all you do

In my shoes, walk a mile,
Souls abused, lose their smile
In my shoes, In my shoes
Look for the love, the beauty in all you do

SUN COMES UP (SOLE SU) (west/villani)

I was waiting for a friend to call
Waited in both night and day
I heard footsteps coming down the hall
When I listened they just turned away
Went to the window and I looked outside
Dazzled by a brand new day
Closed my eyes and opened up my mind
Now there's only one thing I got to say

Sun comes up, sun go down
It's what we do between that makes the world go round and it's alright
I've got love in my heart and it's alright
Moon grow full then disappears
It's what we do between that makes those precious years
and it's alright
If you've got love in your heart then it's alright

I was waiting on a telephone call
Waiting for the phone to ring
I heard footsteps coming down the hall
And the angels they began to sing
Went to the window and before my eyes
Out there in the pouring rain
Ten thousand angels with a single voice
And they were all calling my name

Wake up, a new day is dawning
Wake up, the time is now
Wake up, the world is turning
Wake up now

Sole su, sole gju
Il mondo rotondo, for me and for you
and it's alright
Con amore nel cuore
it's alright
Tutto bene

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