Simon R

Simon R

 Rugby, England, GBR
BandPop

I'm not a band as such, I'm a non-performing songwriter. I write Adult Alternative songs - at least I think I do. Who knows what they are - they tend to be on the softer side, but varied. I guess I think along the Phil Collins, Billy Joel type of thing.

Other Info

Cover band: 
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Lyrics

A Breath Of New York

Written By: Simon R

I took the subway with a ticket downtown
Just had to lay my eyes on the place she fell down
I wonder if she thought of me or our long summer walks
I stepped out in the rain and took a breath of New York
In every window I see her face reflect
I hold her picture ‘cos I’m scared I’ll forget
I keep on walking, desperate inside
They took her body but her heart’s always mine
Broken, I gazed down at where she last lay
With tears of hate for those who stole her away
To burn or fly she could only choose to die
Somewhere in Heaven my angel goes by
She did nothing wrong, did not deserve the pain
Like all the others: innocent, but slain
Thought I was dreaming
Things had no meaning
Just felt Like screaming
I took the subway with a ticket downtown
Just had to lay my eyes on the place she fell down
I wonder if she thought of me or our long summer walks
That day she took her last breath of New York
That day she took her last breath of New York

© Simon Richards 2005

Tired Eyes

Written By: Simon R

You watch the lady passing by
You wonder what it is that lies behind her tired eyes
Is she feeling old, with all her kids in tow
Does she feel alone, do her bruises show
Or is it that she’s not allowed to cry?

She fades away along the street
You pick your paper up and take another sip of tea
It doesn’t hurt you so, you just don’t want to know
But you’re wondering why it’s getting through to you
Or is it just the way it’s supposed to be?

Why should I know why should I care
Why’s it down to me?
Still I find I feel the same, you see
Life weighs down from time to time
And sometimes we get through
What makes them think that’s not what it’s supposed to do
Supposed to do?

You see the man across the street
Two different shoes are tied upon his aching feet
Is that all he owns in the plastic bags he holds
Is he really old out in the wet and cold
Or is it that he thinks that he is beat?

Every time that you look around seems another life needs saving
You tell yourself that there’s nothing you can do
Do you really think that you do enough to save yourself from drowning
Sometime the shore can be out of view, let’s hope it’s never you

Why should I know why should I care
Why’s it down to me?
Still I find I feel the same, you see
Life weighs down from time to time
And sometimes we get through
What makes them think that’s not what it’s supposed to do
Supposed to do?

Pretty Blue

Written By: Simon R

It’s gettin’ kinda lonely here, the summer’s nearly through?I’m sitting in a smoky bar, feeling pretty blue?Don’t know how I got here, just something to do?Sippin’ on another beer, maybe thinking of you

I don’ want a lover?I don’ wanna have another?I am waiting to discover?What I am?What I am

I’m feeling kinda distant here, like someone I once knew?Was trying to whisper in my ear but I’m staring ‘cross the room?Don’t know what I’m watching for, maybe just a clue?A word or two from the last five songs, or hidden in the tune

I don’ want a lover?I don’ wanna have another?I am waiting to discover?What I am?What I am

It’s getting’ kinda hazy now, as I gaze out in the night?I sometimes think it’s crazy, when there ain’t no wrong or right?Someone’s talking but they can’t be heard, however hard I try?I wipe away a falling tear, I don’t know why she cries

I don’ want a lover?I don’ wanna have another?I am waiting to discover?What I am?What I am…

Discography

I currently have tracks on soundclick. More to come.

Set List

I don't peform live. Yet.