Rising Tide

by Robert Delaney

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released July 21, 2012

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Track Name: That Way
That Way

I never asked for affection
Never asked for her touch
I would have asked for something other
But was that asking too much?
I never wanted second glances
Never wanted to stay

(chorus)
I never knew what I wanted
Till she held me till she kissed me
That way

I never asked for devotion
Never asked for tenderness
I never asked for the passion
But was I asking for less?
I never wanted the fire
You know I won’t hesitate

(repeat chorus x 2)

I wasn’t looking to charm her
I wasn’t aiming to please
I wasn’t looking for that pretty thing
Called love
I guess that pretty thing
Came looking for me

I never asked for affection
Never asked for her touch
I would have asked for something other
But that was asking too much
I never wanted second glances
Never wanted to stay

(repeat chorus x 2)


©Copyright Robert Delaney 2012
Track Name: When Beauty Hit The Street
When Beauty Hit The Street

I never believed in a beauty
That was beyond time or grace
Till you came to leave your mark on this world
And put me in my place
Oh I’ve been wild about you woman
Ever since the day we met
See I do for you just like you do for me
Now baby for heaven we are set

(chorus)
The sun never felt so good on my face
The air never tasted so sweet
And this town it never looked so good
Till your beauty hit the street
And had me singing; ‘La Da Da Da ……’

These streets they’ve been getting so lonely baby
Now that everyone’s out to score
There are those who trade love for money
And those trading money for more more more
And I’m broke in a city so broken
But that won’t stop my stride
See I’m rich as a lover
With my woman by my side

(repeat chorus)

Yesterday is dead and buried and tomorrow is yet to rise
So how ‘bout we do a bit of living honey while today is still alive
So won’t you wear that slinky number I’ll be as sharp as I can be
And we’ll dance these streets so beautiful, these streets made for you and me
And we’ll dance these streets so beautiful, these streets made for you and me

(repeat chorus)


©Copyright Robert Delaney 2012
Track Name: Flight Of The Honeybee
Flight Of The Honeybee

Little honeybee
When you gonna bring that sugar honey
Back to me?
I’ve been waiting on the stoop
Where the lilacs bloom
Lost in mystery
For all my misgiving
Birds do their singing from the honey tree
And I’m buzzing with the bees

(chorus)
Seasons change
Rivers rise
From the breaking day to the falling night
Everything must change
And it’s all just a moment I know
And moments come and go
But still my love remains

Little honeybee
When you gonna fly my sugar honey
Back to me?
I’ve been waiting so long
And still I’m hanging on
For that taste so sweet
I’ve been watching you dancing
Busy romancing anything that grows
You fly from daisy to rose

(repeat chorus)

With the bird singing sweet melody
With the flight of the honey bee
Still my love remains.

And it’s all just a moment I know
And moments come and go
But still my love remains.

Little honeybee
Little honeybee


©Copyright Robert Delaney 2012
Track Name: New Wave
New Wave

New wave washing over me
I’m as far from the city as I wanna be
New wave time to take a dive
These kind of chances they just pass you by
They just pass you by

Laying on the beach by the shady trees
Children’s laughter blowing in the summer breeze
I’ve got my new sunglasses and time on my hands
No work no traffic here to mess my plans

(chorus)
And there’s a new wave starting to flow
And the sunlight shines
New wave cleaning my soul
This is precious time
This is precious time

I never knew there could be times like these
I can stay just where I want or go if I please
Laying by the edge near the water’s flow
Got the wind in my hair and sand in my toes

Waves are crashing and sailboats chime
There’s a pair of lovers strolling by the waterline
Easy kind of living and summertime lingers
Got a fever in my pocket and a tingling in my fingers

(repeat chorus)

New wave washing over me
I’m as far from the city as I wanna be
New wave time to take a dive
these kind of chances they just pass you by

(repeat chorus x 2)

Easy kind of living and I’m feeling fine.


©Copyright Robert Delaney 2012
Track Name: Lilies For My Sweetheart
Lilies For My Sweetheart

I don’t have to know a single thing about love
To feel the warmth of my woman’s touch
Just like I don’t have to know what it is about need
To know I need her so much

Now I may never understand what Mother Earth is saying
In her message of the flowers that grow
But I know I bring lilies for my sweetheart
To say I love her so

(chorus)
Yes I know she could leave me tomorrow
Walk away like so many loves before
But no no no that won’t stop me from giving
I give all that I have to give, till she don’t want no more

I don’t have to know a single thing about romance
To know she needs to see the depth of my affection
Just like I don’t have to understand matters of the heart
To know that heart needs protection

Now I don’t have to know a single thing about expression
When I can’t find the words to let my feelings show
I bring lilies for my sweetheart
To say I love her so

(chorus)
Yes I know she could leave tomorrow.
Walk away like she never cared for me.
But no no no that won’t stop me from giving.
Cause I’ll bring lilies for my sweetheart
Whoever she may be.
Whoever she may be.

To say I love her so
To say I love her so
To say I love her so.


©Copyright Robert Delaney 2010
Track Name: Rising Tide
Rising Tide

Water seeps through the holes
The bow is caught in the wind’s eye
Overhead a thunderstorm rolls
Unforgiving as the ocean tide

(chorus)
But he had high hopes for the higher seas
But those waves cut him down to size
There are no guiding boats only lights that mislead
On a rising tide

Driftwood never felt this alone
Cast out on the endless deep
How many years that foghorn whistle blow?
Lost in the rage of a rising sea

(chorus)
But he had high hopes for the higher seas
But those waves cut him down to size.
There are no rising boats only lights that mislead
On this rising tide

Yeah the ship is sinking fast
Since we built it that way
Time to jettison the water
I feel a wind in my sails
For I will find my own way back
When I know which way the wind is blowing.
I hold my fingers in the ocean air
It’s my only way of knowing

But he had high hopes for the higher seas
But those waves cut him down to size


©Copyright Robert Delaney 2012
Track Name: True American Girl
True American Girl

Early morning the rooster crows
I wipe the sleep from my weary eyes
I pack my truck I’ll drink my coffee on the road
I kiss my sweet love where she lies

Nose to the grindstone working hard for my pay
I take a breath from the harvest air
Knowing when the sun goes down and homeward I am bound
I’ll find my sweet love waiting there

(chorus)
Cause this is true American living she’s a true American girl
My hand is on my heart as she sees my flag unfurled
They say American spirit makes American dreams
Oh she’s the finest anything that ever I have seen

Somewhere in these fields of endless gold
I know my fortune will be found
Together with the fellow man, working on different dreams
I’m sure of which we can be proud

Now when there’s worry lying heavy on my mind
Some days just seem so hard to face
But I know I know those days will come and go
Cause this is my time this is my place

(chorus)
And this is true American living she’s a true American girl
My hand is on my heart as she sees my flag unfurled
They say American spirit makes American dreams
Oh she’s the finest anything that ever I have seen

She’s a true American girl
This is true American living
And she’s a true American girl


©Copyright Robert Delaney 2012
Track Name: If I Had You
If I Had You

If I had you
I’d be like a kid in a candy store
Filling my mouth up with your sweet honey
Like I never had the taste before

(chorus)
My love, you’d be my one and only love
I’d pen a thousand drunken lullabies it’s only you I’d be singing of

If I had you
I’d show you off for the world to see
Sun is shining how about breakfast baby
We’ll talk of how our dreams could meet

Oh California raisins Arabica coffee
That aroma always takes me away
But your heart came from another world
Maybe you’ll take me there someday

(repeat chorus)

Move a little closer turn the lights down low
Let me wrap my arms around you
For I would never let you go my love

(repeat chorus x 2)

©Copyright Robert Delaney 2012
Track Name: Between The Canals
Between The Canals

Between the canals I rambled
Searching for the city’s heart
So I walked these streets till the end of the night
I couldn’t find a place to start

Couldn’t find it in the din of revelry
That keeps the neon burning bright
Could I find it in the busker’s bodhrán?
That beats the rhythm of a lonely night

(chorus)
Oh my city she’ll never fail me
Though I fear she’s been led astray
But her heart is still here
Beating for the break of day

Between the canals I wandered
Searching for a love unseen
From Raglan Road up to Monto
Are these all just forgotten dreams?

Past the shadow boys on the tow path wall
With a taste for Autumn Gold
Luke Kelly their saint of anecdote
As they sing of Dublin old

(repeat chorus)

Every empty needle in the gutter
Has a story that’s begging to be told
Just like every child has a dream of being somebody
And having somebody to hold

Between the canals there’s a face of a city
Pretty with her battle scars
Between the canals I rambled
Searching of her fleeting heart

(repeat chorus)

©Copyright Robert Delaney 2012
Track Name: Mercy On My Soul
Mercy On My Soul

I want mercy on my soul
I won’t forsake what I know
I wear no pity on my brow
I am broken but unbowed

(chorus)
Oh Lord I fear the worst
Were you misleading my love?
My word my only curse
For it’s bleeding my love

If she’s the fallen bride renewed
I am the Fisher King overboard
If she’s the mother in chains
Blessed and beautified
I’d be dressed like the Lord

Have mercy on my soul
I have forsaken all I know
I have faith in all I am
I am but a grain of sand

(repeat chorus)
Oh Lord I fear the worst
Were you misleading my love?
My word my only curse
For it’s bleeding my love

©Copyright Robert Delaney 2012
Track Name: Without You
Without You

Without you
Every day would be
Monday morning
I’d wake from my bed
Always on the wrong side

I’d be late again
Since my world
Would have lost its order
I could go about my day
But I’d only get by

(chorus)
Without you
Was I better off by myself?
Stand on my own two feet
Have to count on no one else

Without you
I could always do whatever I felt
Now how could I go on
Without you

Without you
All my words
Would have lost their meaning
I’d say the wrong thing
Always at the wrong time

That feeling of love
Would be lost
In my bitter memory
I wouldn’t see this beauty
Before my eyes

(repeat chorus)

Without you
Without you

©Copyright Robert Delaney 2012
Track Name: Home
Home

When I’m gone travelling roads too long
Struggling to find that place
I call my own

Then I find I can rest my mind
In the cradle of your loving arms
I am home

(chorus)
No more wanting for nothing
I am home
No more wandering
I am home

Wasted days on my worried ways
This could be last chance living
For all I know

Here I am born a better man
In the bosom of your precious arms
I am home

(chorus x 2)

No more wanting for nothing
My home is in her arms
I keep her safe from harm
Nothing weighing me down
Nothing preying on my mind
Nothing weighing me down
Nothing preying on my mind

When I’m gone travelling roads too long
Struggling to find that place
I call my own

Then I find I can rest my mind
In the cradle of your loving arms
I am home

(chorus x 2)


©Copyright Robert Delaney 2012