Ian Gunn

Ian Gunn

 London, England, GBR
BandPopAdult Contemporary

Ian Gunn is an Australian singer/songwriter, composer and arranger who is now based in London, England. From pop to singer/songwriter to instrumentals in a variety of styles, his compositions feature memorable, sometimes haunting, melodies and strong lyrics.

Biography

Ian Gunn is an Australian songwriter, now based in London, England. He studied music at Sydney University before completing a BA (Hons) in English Literature at Macquarie University, Sydney.

He writes beautiful, sweeping melodies and strong but elegant lyrics.

His song "Heart of Australia" was a finalist in the 2011 UK Songwriting Competition in the Show Song and Open categories.

His instrumental "Last Time" was a finalist in the US-based 2011 Song of the Year contest.

"Heart of Australia" was recorded in 2000 by Tenor Australis on their album "Under an Australian Sky" (EMI Australia). The recording on this site is Ian's original demo.

Ian has also won two national Australian journalism awards as a sub-editor. His headlines earned him a Walkley Award in 2004 and a News Award in 2005.

He is now working full-time on his music.

Lyrics

Victim of Your Lies

Written By: Ian Gunn

Victim of your Lies

Words and music by Ian Gunn © 2010

Ain’t nothin’ much to say
Before we go our separate ways
Been something on my mind
Was I wrong to be so blind?

Been livin’ in a fantasy
Believin’ in your love for me

Was it wrong of me, baby,
Was it wrong for me to trust in you
Was it wrong of me baby, baby, baby,
To want to share my life
Was it wrong of me, baby,
To be a victim of your lies

So finally I’ve learned
We’ve reached the point of no return
We’re on a one-way street
Found that place where dreams come cheap

How could you lie so easy
You were everything to me ---

Was it wrong for me to trust in you
Was it wrong of me baby, baby, baby,
To want to share my life
Was it wrong of me, baby,
To be a victim of your lies

Well, I’ve got no pride
There’s this feelin’ inside me won’t give you away
Ain’t no use if you’re livin’ a lie
But I’m willin’ to try anything
Oh baby, baby

Was it wrong for me to trust in you
Was it wrong of me baby, baby, baby,
To want to share my life
Was it wrong of me, baby,
To be a victim of your lies
To be a victim of your lies

Someone Else's Life

Written By: Ian Gunn

Someone Else’s Life

Words and Music by Ian Gunn © 2010
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You take a chance to share in someone else’s life
And all the little things, they take you by surprise
And when it’s good, it’s everything
And when it’s not you pay
For someone else’s life

For if you want to stake a claim in someone else’s life
You have to weigh your chances
And you have to pay the price
It’s only natural, but give and take is harder than it seems
In someone else’s life

We’re so confused about the road we’ve travelled on
We’ve struggled up the hills, and then we’ve struggled down
It’s hard to know how strong our love is
But it seems my heart will break
For someone else’s life

For if you want to stake a claim in someone else’s life
You have to weigh your chances
And you have to pay the price
It’s only natural, but give and take is harder than it seems
In someone else’s life

This is the turning point, the time to stay or go
We can try a new direction, we can take a different road

For if you want to stake a claim in someone else’s life
You have to weigh your chances
And you have to pay the price
It’s only natural, but give and take is harder than it seems
In someone else’s life
In someone else’s life

Die For Love

Written By: Ian Gunn

DIE FOR LOVE

Words and Music by Ian Gunn © 2011

We trace a fine line between passion and the fire
Too little gentleness, a touch too much desire
Is that’s the way you think that life should be?
Well, it’s not the way for me

So tell me
What do you see?
I see a dark rain fallin’ down

What do you hear?
I hear voices cryin’ out
They’re all around, they’re all around

What do you feel?
I feel the blood surge through my veins
Till I die for love, I die for love, for love

You’re breathin’ on me as you sleep, and I watch your face
You never share your dreams or give your thoughts away
Is that’s the way you think that life should be?
Well, it’s not the way for me

So tell me
What do you see?
I see a dark rain fallin’ down

What do you hear?
I hear voices cryin’ out
They’re all around, they’re all around

What do you feel?
I feel the blood surge through my veins
Till I die for love, I die for love, for love

And makin’ love you’re like a bird in flight
All the weight of woe cast off from your life
Skin shinin’ like the moon at night
Just holdin’ me so tight

Then in that moment when you lose the fight
I die for love of you
I die for love of you
I die for love of you

Yes, I die for love
I die for love of you ... You

Bossa Me

Written By: Ian Gunn

Bossa Me

Words and music by Ian Gunn © 2012

My girl, she’s like an angel
Got a shy Latino smile
I’m the only one who knows her
Alter ego in the shadows of the night

No inhibitions as she sways to
Bossa rhythms in the dark
She hypnotise me with her hips now
And then she bossa me around, ‘round, ‘round

I love it when she bossa me
Bossa me around,‘round, ‘round
I love it when she bossa me
Bossa me around

My angel’s got me in her power
She got a body made for sin
She got a talent for seduction
And I’m a virtuoso too - at givin’ in

It’s like we’re moving in a trance now
Swayin’ up and slidin’ down
She mesmerise me with her dark Latino eyes
That’s how she bossa me around
I love it when

She pull me in, she push me out
She jumpin’ and a-bumpin’ me all about
She swayin’ up, she slidin’ down
I love it when she bossa me around, round, round
Bossa me around, ‘round, ‘round
She bossa me around

She pull me in, she push me out
She jumpin’ and a-bumpin’ me all about
She swayin’ up, she slidin’ down
I love it when she bossa me around, round, round

My girl, she's like an angel etc ...

Blinded by the Lies

Written By: Ian Gunn

BLINDED BY THE LIES

Words and music by Ian Gunn

She frowns, she sighs
She shuts her eyes
She starts to speak
But I already know her lines

She needs some space
She needs some time
The ugly truth -
There’s someone new
There’s some other guy

Love is blind, now it sees
Love is blind till the scales fall like tears
Blinded by the lies
How she dazzled me
Blinded by the lies
I just could not see
That my love was as blind as me

This open door
Got a brand-new sign
Says “This Way Out”
And “No Way Back” on the other side

She says that ain’t love
Like I’m wrong, she’s right
I ain’t fool enough
To play her lying game this time

Love is blind, now it sees
Love is blind till the scales fall like tears
Blinded by the lies
How she dazzled me
Blinded by the lies
I just could not see
That my love was as blind as me
Yeah, my love was as blind as me

See what you wanna see
Hear what you wanna hear
Feel what you wanna feel
Love is blinded by the lies

Blinded by the lies (x 4)

Love is blind, now it sees
Love is blind till the scales fall like tears
Blinded by the lies
How she dazzled me
Blinded by the lies
I just could not see

Love is blind, now it sees
Love is blind till the scales fall like tears
Blinded by the lies
How she dazzled me
Blinded by the lies
I just could not see
That my love was as blind as me
Yeah, my love was as blind as me

Blinded by the lies (repeat and fade)

In My Arms Again

Written By: Ian Gunn

In My Arms Again

Words and music by Ian Gunn

You’ve always been my closest friend
You’ve always been a touchstone of my life
You helped me keep my feet firm on the ground
But the wind can change so suddenly
It can tear a forest down
And I can’t stand the silence when I call your name

?I’d love to hold you in my arms
Turn the night away
Yes, I’d love to hold you in my arms again

I see you when I close my eyes
I hear you in the wind that stirs the trees
You seem so very close, so far away
But time was never on our side -
Or not until today
I listen for your answer when I call your name

I’d love to hold you in my arms
Turn the night away
Yes, I’d love to hold you in my arms again

And this is the lightning strike
This is the rain falling down, down, down, down

Somehow you know
Somehow you know
Somehow you know that
I’d love to hold you in my arms
Turn the night away
Yes, I’d love to hold you in my arms again

And I’d love to hold you in my arms
Turn the night away

Yes, I’d love to hold you in my arms
Hold you tight, all safe from harm

How I’d love to hold you in my arms again
How I’d love to hold you in my arms again

Don't Give Up Now

Written By: Ian Gunn

DON'T GIVE UP NOW
Words and music by Ian Gunn (c) 2013

V1 Another long hard day
The sky more grey than blue, like your eyes
The light’s been struggling to break through
You see that setting sun?
Its day seems done, sinks out of view,
But tomorrow it will shine on me and you

CH1 Don’t give up now, don’t give up now
We’ve come so far, we’re gonna make it through
We’ll roll this rock right up that hill
Then pop a cork and admire the view
Don’t give up now ... baby, not now
We’re gonna make this dream come true
We can make it together, me and you

V2 We’re gonna be all right
Seems black as night out there
But that sun is coming up somewhere and
Our breath, it warms the air,
Hangs like a dream then disappears
Hey, the city still looks pretty from down here

CH2 Don’t give up now, don’t give up now
We’ve come so far, we’re gonna make it through
We’ll roll this rock right up that hill
Then pop a cork and admire the view
Don’t give up now ... baby, not now
We’re gonna make this dream come true
We can make it together
We’re gonna make this dream come true
We’ll make it together, me and you

CH3 Don’t give up now, don’t give up now
We’ve come so far, we’re gonna make it through
We’ll roll this rock right up that hill
Then pop a cork and admire the view
Don’t give up now ... baby, not now
We’re gonna make this dream come
Make this dream come true
We can make it together
We’re gonna make this dream come true
Don’t give up on it, ever