Chris Rea


    The Blue Cafe

    Square Peg, round hole (3.56)
    Miss your kiss (4.05)
    Shadows of the big man (4.49)
    Where do we go fron here? (4.33)
    Since I found you (4.36)
    Thinking of you (3.30)
    As long as I have your love (4.45)
    Anyone quite like you (4.49)
    Sweet summer day (4.43)
    Stick by you (4.04)
    I'm still holding on (4.56)
    The blue cafe (4.49)


Square Peg, round hole

He's a square peg in a round hole
Misfit in a slick world
Don't play the game
Don't do what he's told
He's a square peg in a round hole

Square peg don't care
The bright lights he's not there
Catch the shadows see him slip away
Square peg that's what they say
Square peg, Suare peg

Square peg, you have got to be strong
Square peg, he's got his own song
Square peg, I'll see you around
Square peg, face down

Square peg, round hole
 
Miss your kiss

I've been everywhere, looking for an answer
I've been in and out, of every place in town
I've been checking out, looking for a reason
I just can't seem to work it out, which every way I choose
Oh I've been missing you
I'm missing you

I miss your kiss
I miss your touch
Can't get used to it baby
I miss you so much
I'm missing you
 
Shadows of the big man

Oh you've been so long
In the shadows of the big man
How long can you take it
How far can you go
Don't you know how strong
In the shadows of the big man
While he smiles in the sunlight
You can die in the cold

Spend your life, In the shadows of the big man
Sell your wife and children, if it made him smile
How long can you take it, or do you really need it!
Oh standing in the shadws, the shadows of the big man
And you'd love all the world to see
How you break your chains and set yourself free
And all you got to do is walk away
Walk away from the shadows of the big man
 
Where do we go from here?

She's 24, she's 25
She doesn't know what's true or lies
Where does she go?
Where does she go from here?

He's 21, he's 22
TV crap is all he knew
Where does he go?
Where does he go from here?

She goes to shool
She stays at home
Wherever she goes, she feels so alone
Where does she go?
Where does she go from here?

They're 34, they're 45
They're so obsessed with the car they drive
Where do they go she says
Where do we go from here?

Love is a stranger, with a silicon smile
As you choke on your envy, down the magazine mile
You must look, but don't touch
You must but, but don't feel
One day you will find out
None of it's real

Where do we go, where do we go from here?
 
Since I found you

There's a smile on the faces I see
Since I found you
There's a laugh in the eye, where a tear used to be
Since I found you
There's a sound of a Memphis section playing on my radio
And it sings of the reasons why I love you so
Since I found you

There's a groove that's so smooth
I can hardly tell who's in the studio
And the girls on the street
Sing out of tune so sweet
I just have to go, it's all i need to know
Since I found you, I ain't never going to give you up
Since I found you, you keep me looking up
You keep me looking up
You keep me looking up
Turn it up
 
Thinking of you

Somewhere in this crazy night
With all this noise, and all this light
I'm out upon the crowded street
I play the game and I keep the beat
But I'm thinking of you

And I remember the summer days
Your strength and yet your gentle ways
Now I'm back on the crowded street
Through the darker days I keep the beat

But I'm thinking of you

Through all the grey, I see skies of blue
I close my eyes cause I'm thinking of you

And I pray to god, that what we had,
We will have again someday
So I telephoned to tell you what
I'd hoped you'd like to hear me say

I'm thinking of you
 
As long as I have your love

The word you send today
From somewhere far away
Cut in deep to the bone
Though I am not with you now
I feel you close somehow
Too many days, so far from home
And I send my dream to you
And I will go on
As long as I have your love

I see your candle burn,
You wait for my return
I feel your shadow in the night
The question still remains, oh love its still the same
Oh I'll get by,
Don't you know I'll be alright
As long as I have your love
 
Anyone quite like you

Ten Thousand princes
I've seen them all
I've seen them come
And I see them fall
I've watched them win
I've watched them loose
Since you've been around
No-one gets to choose
Because when the game begins
And the time is now
When there is no more talking
Only here and now
There is only here and now
I ain't seen anything qute like you
Ain't been anyone quite like you

Ten thousand princes
All backs against the wall
Then Thousand losers
When the winner comes to call
How they scream in frustration
Then thousand reasons why
The rhetoric is endless
I see the laughter in your eyes
Because when the game begins
And the time is now
When there is no more talking
Only here and now
Only here and now
I ain't seen anything qute like you
Ain't been anyone quite like you
 
Sweet summer day

I want to see the blue sky
I want to feel the breeze
I want to hear the summer wind
Singing in the trees
I want to touch forever
And drift into its soul
Put my troubles in my right hand
Hold them up
And let them go!

Sweet summer day
Talking about a sweet summer day
Take your troubles and let them fly away
I'm talking about a sweet summer day

So much time is wasted, pulling the line
For sure you are running faster
But you're only running blind
I want to touch forever
I want to really know
Put my troubles in my right hand
Hold them up and let them go

Sweet summer day
I'm talking about a sweet summer day
Take your troubles and let them drift away
Talking about a sweet summer day
 
Stick by you

I'm gonna stick by you, everyday
I won't let you down now
No matter what they say
I won't let them get to you, no way
I'll stick by you
I'm going to stick by you
Now I know
No matter what tomorrow brings
I won't let you go
I won't let them get to you, oh no

I'll stick by you
And when the laughter seems to fade away
And Mr Sun becomes a rainy day
Oh I don't matter cause you'll know anyway
I won't let you down
I'm gonna stick by you
I'll stick by you

Going to stick by you, now I know
No matter what tomorrow brings
I won't let them get to you, no
I'll stick by you, I'll stick by you
I'll stick by you, I'll stick by you
 
I'm still holding on

How many times
Have I been here before?
Like a worn away piece of the night
Waiting for the dawn

Daylight breaks
And the dream is gone
Leaving me to stay
But I'm still holding on
Yeah I'll keep holding on

I used to think I knew
Just exactly what I took
You move in, fast and hard
And you make your own luck

Daylight breaks
And the dream is gone
Leaving me to stay
But I'm still holding on

I see it better now
Smell the tears upon this tracks
It's a long long way before it's over
And what you give out
Is what you get back
The easy way out
It will bite you hard someday
You see me smile and learn
I find a better way

I'm still holding on
 
The blue cafe

My world is miles of endless roads
That leaves a trail of broken dreams
Where have you been
I hear you say?
I will meet you at the Blue Cafe
Because, this is where the one who knows
Meets the one who does not care
The cards of fate
The older shows
To the younger one, who dares to take
The chance of no return

Where have you been?
Where are you going to?
I want to know what is new
I want to go with you
What have you seen?
What do you know that is new?
Where are you going to?
Because I want to go with you

So meet me down at the Blue Cafe

The cost is great, the price is high
Take all you know, and say goodbye
Your innocence, inexperience
Mean nothing now

Because, this is where the one who knows
Meets the one that does not care
Where have you been?
I hear you say
I'll meet you at the Blue Cafe

So meet me at the Blue Cafe