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EXILES 1987

exiles

Exiles

(Chorus)
Exiles, running from each other
We are exiles, living undercover
Looking for another day to make it all work out
Exiles, standing in the shadows
We are exiles, weary of the battles
Looking for another day to make it all work out

You sit there and I sit here
Looking at you used to be like looking in a mirror
But now it's dark, no light reflects
It never ends like one expects
I don't know where we went wrong
If I knew that I'd never had to write this song
But here we stand so far apart
Separate pieces of a broken heart
We live like..

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You said you need time to think
But I just couldn't go on living on the brink
So now we take this frozen stance
In hopes that we'll find one more chance
Different wants and different needs
Moving through our changes at such different speeds
I don't know why and I don't know when
But somewhere we'll find love again

Exiles, running from each other
We are exiles, living undercover
Looking for another day to make it all work out
Exiles, running from each other
We are exiles, living undercover
Looking for another day to make it all work out
Exiles, standing in the shadows
We are exiles....
Looking for another day to make it all work out


What You're Doing

(Chorus)
Look...what you're doing
Baby what in heaven are you thinking of
Look...what you're doing
Will you throw away such sweet sweet love
Will you throw away such sweet sweet love

You used to say that you would always stay
But now you say you want to find your freedom
But are the promises of being free
Worth the sacrifice of all you had with me
You know I've always tried the best I could
To prove my love to you and make you happy
And once upon a time it felt so good
Now what has happened now to make you want to fly
Do you want to see me cry

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I ain't the fool that you believe I am
You tell your lies but I can see right through them
'Cause in your eyes I see another man
But he will never love you like you know I can
Oh girl you know I can
You better open up your eyes...

Look...what you're doing
Baby what in heaven where you thinking of
Look...what you're doing
Will you throw away such sweet sweet love
Will you throw away such sweet sweet love


Lonely In Love

Some say that love is its own, love is its own reward
But I can't help but believe there's got to be more
A man needs a woman to have and to hold
To love him in body as well as in soul
I need your desire, where did the fire go

I keep trying to sleep but sleep won't be mine tonight
There's so much sorrow inside and baby I don't know why
I give you your freedom, I give you my love
I give all I have every time that we touch
I don't know baby, maybe I give too much

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Now I'm lonely in love
Why must I be lonely in love
I'm so lonely in love
Baby why must I be lonely
Why must I be lonely in love

I know that love carries no, she carries no guarantees
But still I can't seem to find a reason that I can believe in
You said to be patient and give you some room
You said you had changes you need to work through
But the longer I wait the farther I feel from you

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I'm so lonely in love
Why must I be lonely in love with you darlin'
I'm so lonely in love
Baby you're my one and only
Why do you keep me lonely in love


Seeing You Again

Seeing you again was like meeting for the first time
In a foggy dream so many years ago
Strangers in an airport searching for a word to break the ice

Holding you again even for the briefest moment
Made me realize how much I love you still
Wanting you to want me
Still not knowing if you ever will

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Seeing you again
Seeing you again was the sweetest torture I may ever know
Seeing you again
Seeing you again made me wish I'd never let you go

Seeing you again
Running free along the beaches where our shadows first began to intertwine
Listening to your laughter
Wishing that your love could still be mine
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Did you only come to say you're sorry or give it one more try
Did you only need to see there was nothing left for me inside worth saving

Running for your train
You smiled back through the doorway like you used to when our hearts still beat as one
And as I turned away I knew the lonely days had just begun
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She Don't Look Back

She's got a way of getting so inside you
That you think she's gonna steal your soul
She's got a way of making sure that you can't let go
She's got a trail of broken hearts behind her
Like a shadow where no shadow's cast
I ain't the first one and I doubt that I'll be the last
Too long--Too late
You're wrong to ever think she'd wait...

She don't look back
Oh-oh Oh-oh, she don't look back
Oh-oh Oh-oh, she don't look back
Oh-oh Oh-oh, the lady don't look back
And when she goes she's gone

You can never tell just what she's after
You can never read it in her eyes
And in her laughter there's no hint of compromise
And you can stare into the fire forever
You can squeeze a stone until it bleeds
But you will never find the kind of a love she needs
Too much--too late
You're such a fool to think she'd wait

She don't look back
Oh-oh Oh-oh, she don't look back
Oh-oh Oh-oh, she don't look back
Oh-oh Oh-oh, she don't look back
And when she goes she's gone
She don't look back
She don't look back


The Way It Must Be

Baby how could I have been so vain
To make you feel like you're the only one to blame
For all these distances and none of this pain

Baby how could I have been so blind
To presuppose that your needs were just like mine
You've been a prisoner for a long long time

'Cause now you run from me and I will set you free
If that's the way it must be
I tried so hard to make you part of me
That every time I looked at you I thought I'd see
Someone that you could never ever be

So full of pride I could not see straight
I thought you'd change if I could only wait
I see the truth now but it's much too late
'Cause now you run from me and I will set you free
If that's the way it must be

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Oh-oh Oh-oh, how'd it ever get so cold and mean
Oh-oh Oh-oh, is there nothing left but silence in between

(Repeat Chorus)

Baby how'd we hold on so long
To something both of us must have known was wrong
We're either fools or must be terribly strong

'Cause now you run from me and I will set you free
If that's the way it must be
'Cause now you run from me and I will set you free
If that's the way it must be
'Cause now you run from me and I will set you free
If that's the way it must be


Hearts In Decline

Nothing lasts forever, I know that this is true
But I never knew how true it was 'til I was losing you
Oh maybe I'm a dreamer or maybe I'm a fool
But I never thought that love could be this careless or this cruel

You wrestle with the reasons but the reasons never rhyme
Or comfort when the heart is in decline
And it doesn't really matter if it's chance or it's design
It's gonna to take some time

Now love don't play no favorites
You know there's no one that's immune
'Cause she changes her demeanor like the phases of the moon

Oh there ain't no easy answers, you know there's only shades of gray
But when it's love or it's survival I guess you gotta get away
The days stretch on forever and the nights are so unkind
And endless when the heart is in decline
And it doesn't really matter if it's chance or it's design
It's gonna to take some time
Ya know it's gonna to take some time
(It's gonna take some time)


It Doesn't Matter

Falling and spinning, losing and winning, keeping my head
Watching for signals, wearisome vigil,
Was I misled, I remember you said
That you don't want to forget me
It doesn't matter which of our fantasies fled

Every tomorrow looking to borrow a piece of today
Run a bit faster here comes the catcher making his play
You had better not stay
You will soon be surrounded
It doesn't matter which of our fantasies stay

Lonely and winsome, calling for someone, living right now
Something is shallow, ugly and hollow
Doesn't even allow you to want to know how you might
Live for the living, and give for the giving
Moment by moment, one day at a time
It doesn't matter, it's nothing but dreaming anyhow


Our Last Farewell

Once I loved you and you loved me
We believed our souls were meant to breathe as one
And could never come undone again
And once I believed that you and I
Were the two that would defy the fickle gods
And win out against the odds and go on forevermore

But now that your heart has turned away
I must try to find a way to let you go
Even though I know you will never leave me
Cause you were my life's one great romance
And I will always see you dancing through my dreams
And as hopeless as it seems, I will always love you
And now if you think we've said it all
Let the final curtain fall on us at last
And just put it in the past and say our last farewell


Beyond The Edge

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Beyond the edge twenty miles a minute
Shot like a bullet from a frozen gun
Beyond the edge way beyond the limit
Beyond the edge on a downhill run

Some play it cool, some take it easy
Some never know what the snow can do
Some call me fool, some call my crazy
I may be crazy but I'm crazy about you
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You got no guts, you get no glory
There ain't no ruts along the easy ride
Out on the edge it's another story
Some got to take it to the other side

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