Lyrics

 
 
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Lyrics to songs from the EP ‘Onward Still’ (released November 22nd 2018).

Recorded in Audioland Studios, Leixlip, Mastered by Simon Francis Mastering. Photography by Plamena Atanasova. © 2018 Jane Willow.

1 Onward Still
2 On My Mind
3 Nobody Knows
4 Hannah
5 If I Did Love You
6 Comfort

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Onward Still

Do catch your breath now please
or you will run out of air
Do keep those eyes that see
the things that one day could be there

Oh you are going
Down the stream but up the hill
To wherever I don’t know
Oh you are going

Where all dreams go, where all dreams go

Do keep your picture books
in your glass door cabinet
But do not hold on to
memories that still the air

Oh you are going
Down the stream but up the hill
To wherever I don’t know
Oh you are going

Where all dreams go, where all dreams go
Where all dreams go, onward still

The future had no shape
before you made it take its form
So mould it in your hands
work it till your bones are worn

Oh you are going
Down the stream but up the hill
To wherever I don’t know
Oh you are going

Where all dreams go, where all dreams go
Where all dreams go, onward still

Do catch your breath now please
or you will run out of air

On My Mind

I saw you standing there
In a memory
With your tired eyes
Looking straight at me

When will I realize
What's gone is gone
What's all this longing for
When it don't belong, it don't belong

And I'm blinded like a fool who's turned to loving
Though I can see you never turned to me
But there's no point in telling you about it
You've know all along oh baby can't you see

'Cause you could lay me down here if you want to
And you could keep my by your side
And you could send a broken smile as you're leaving
And leave an imprint on my mind
My mind, my mind, my mind

And my friends they tell
You broke up with your girl
And took to chasing dreams
Traveling the world

I don't really know how I should hold you
When it feels like you're a ghost just passing through
And I don't see how loving is a verb dear
When loving never was a thing that I could do

'Cause you could lay me down here if you want to
And you could keep my by your side
And you could send a broken smile as you're leaving
And leave an imprint on my mind

I see I've got nothing left to bring you
With empty hands I stand in front of you
I wish I could find the strength within me
To show no empty hands can hold you like mine do

'Cause you could lay me down here if you want to
And you could keep my by your side
And you could send a broken smile as you're leaving
And leave an imprint on my mind
My mind, my mind, my mind

Jane Willow

Nobody Knows

I saw the sun its light shone on me
Down by the riverside 

Held in my hands nothing but water drops
But somehow satisfied 


I used to keep a box of broken dreams
To show to those who asked
Showing the cracks when most of me was whole
Plain living in the past

But there’s strength in every weakened part of me

Nobody knows, how we live to learn then learn to live
Nobody knows, how we keep, we take, hold on
Then learn to give
I guess nobody knows

I tried to grow a green and blooming field
For neighbours there to see 

I only cared for vain and surface things
Not for the earth beneath

But there’s truth to every lie that spoke in me

Nobody knows, how we live to learn then learn to live
Nobody knows, how we keep, we take, hold on,
Then learn to give
I guess nobody knows

Ahh..

Nobody knows, how we live to learn then learn to live
Nobody knows, how we keep, we take, hold on
Then learn to give 

Nobody knows, the measure of a man when he has fallen

Or when he's lifted off the ground

I guess nobody knows

Hannah

Hannah oh sweet Hannah don’t you know 

Your smile gives the world its brightest colour 

Hannah oh sweet Hannah won’t you show 

And shine your little light so we can see 



That there’s still open palms that give 

handing us small and precious gifts 

Helping us thread the world so lightly 

with the little things we need

Oh Hannah



Hannah oh sweet Hannah don’t you know 

Your smile gives the world its brightest colour 

Hannah oh sweet Hannah won’t you show 

And shine your little light so we can see


That little ones will outgrow their skin 

But hold on to their sweet souls within 

Playing your games until the evening

No matter if you lose or win 



Hannah please sing it loud and clear 

So even the broken ones can hear 

Let it translate in every language 

Giving love so fearlessly

Oh what have we done to have you here?



Oh Hannah, nanana..


If I Did Love You

If I did love you, love you my dear

If I did want you right here

Would you come to perform on that stage 

Would you try to move me in some way
Won’t you please?

Oeh..


If I did love you, love you my dear

Would you run from, break free right here

I feel heavy when you are not around

Your hands could lift me right up of the ground

Sing to me like I’m singing to you now

Won’t you please?

Oeh..


You’ve tried, but it ain’t good enough

Reciprocate me your strength and all your love
Won’t you try to move me in some way?

Won’t you try to love me in some way?


If I did love you, if I did love you, if I did love you
Maybe I do

If I did love you, if I did love you, if I did love you 

Ahh..



I love you

Jane Willow

Comfort

Comfort 

I was meant to give your mind some 

Comfort

All through the night



Comfort

I tried to keep good faith in you that 

Comfort

Would help you through the night



But I ain’t got that much to give no more

I’ve grown empty in the promises I’ve been keeping to myself

I’ve tried twice as hard for you but still
I know nothing ever will give you comfort



Comfort

My body’s meant to give your hands some

Comfort

All through the night


Comfort 

Longing often makes us feel some

Comfort

Won’t you warm your skin on me



But I ain’t got that much to lose no more

The innocence is gone you can’t just keep me to yourself 

You’ve loved twice as much I know but still
I know nothing ever will give you comfort

Oeh…


Comfort

This song, this chord, this music gives me

Comfort

All through the night


I only have this song for you to sing

That takes me back to when 
I let this music take me in

So I can sing it to you if you’d like

It’s the only way that I can give you comfort



Comfort 

I hope this melody will give you 

Comfort
All through the night

All through the night

Oh all through the night

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