Simon Shapiro

Simon Shapiro

 Sydney, New South Wales, AUS
BandPopAdult Contemporary

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Lyrics

What a Day

Written By: Simon Shapiro


What a day to make a thousand calls that get you nowhere
What a day to wait an hour for someone who’s not there
What a day to stand in line for tickets that are sold out
What a day to change your mind and tell me that you want out

What a lie what a game
But you can’t lose if you don’t play
What a lie what a day

What a day to walk the dog but find she ran away
What a day to lose your job and to get robbed on the way
What a day to miss the bus but catch a cold again
What a day to visit my best friend and find you’re with him

What a lie what a game
But you can’t lose if you don’t play
What a lie what a…

Day to finally come awake and see the mess that you have made
A life you don’t want overtakes as the world you thought you had just drifts away

Into a day where strong will break the trapped escape the dead will wake
Truth will fake will pleasure ache, give will take will steady shake
Out of control the blackest hole an empty soul I’m gonna go
To the abyss the long cold kiss ungranted wishes

What a lie what a game
But you can’t lose if you don’t play
What a time is there no way
We can choose another way
What a lie what a day
Oh what a day

Knots untied and soul-divided lost in circles undecided
What a lie a game to play
There’s nothing more to say
But what a day

Anything to Anyone

Written By: Simon Shapiro


To all reluctant acrobats pushovers and front door mats
Searching for a way out of abuse
You wonder why you’re feeling used
You’d break your back before refuse

You’ve been exploited and exposed
You’ve changed the world but not your cloths
Now you really need somebody’s help
In trying to please everyone else
You saved the world but lost yourself

Now you’re not gonna be anything to anyone
While you’re still trying to be everything to everyone
Well I’m saying nothing new, but it’s not getting through… to you

The will to change will come along
When status quo is status wrong
I’m wondering will you drown or will you float
But you don’t wanna rock that boat
You’ll drift asea and stay afloat
You better rock the boat

Cos you’re not gonna be anything to anyone
While you’re still trying to be everything to everyone
Well I’m saying nothing new, but it’s not getting through… to you

The will to change will come along
When status quo is status wrong
Will you drown or will you float
Sink at sea or stay afloat

You’re not gonna be anything to anyone
You’re not gonna be, you’re not gonna be

You’re not gonna be anything to anyone
While you’re still trying to be everything to everyone
Well I’m saying nothing new, but it’s not getting through
I’m reaching out my hand, but it’s not reaching you
To make you understand, there’s nothing I can do

Lover of Life

Written By: Simon Shapiro

A long walk down the wrong track
I’ve been gone but now I’m back
And it feels so good to be here
I lay down in a strange bed
Ten years of my life just fled
Don’t even know what I was dreaming
But I won’t cry For what I’m leaving….leaving behind

Cos I’m a lover of life and I’m a liver of dreams
I’m a toucher of light and I’m a giver of things
I’m a breather of fire I’ll be the spreader of wings
Coz I’m a lover of life I’m a lover of life yeah

I’ve lived long in the wrong skin
I’ve held on to the strangest things
I’ll keep moving till I get there
A long drive in the wrong car
Before I knew it I’d gone too far
At least this road is headed somewhere

Now I don’t cry for what I am leaving…leaving behind

Cos I’m a lover of life and I’m a liver of dreams
I’m a toucher of light and I’m a giver of things
I’m a breather of fire I’ll be the spreader of wings
Coz I’m a lover of life I’m a lover of life

But I was lost inside a whole
Much deeper than I thought I could go
I was digging out, that’s when I found my gold

Do do do………….

I always fight for what I believe in
Yeah I know that’s right (I’m a lover of life)

Cos I’m a lover of life and I’m a liver of dreams
I’m a toucher of light and I’m a giver of things
I’m a breather of fire I’ll be the spreader of wings
Coz I’m a lover of life I’m a lover of life yeah

Do do do…………..

Scream

Written By: Simon Shapiro


Even awake you’ll never escape the dream
Still life in waiting frozen in time you seem
Wave at the searchlights but nobody ever sees

The time for quiet is over
Polite has got you nowhere
All that you can do is

Scream so everyone can hear you
Scream like you just don’t care what they’ll do
All that you can do is
Scream

When you’re asleep it’s always a better seen
Nobody gets the better of you in dreams
Why does the real world bring you down to your knees?

The time for waiting’s over
Debating got you nowhere
Ain’t it time for you to

Scream so everyone can hear you
Gotta scream like you just don’t care what they’ll do
The time has come for you to

Scream like a baby whose left out in the storm
Scream like you’ve never screamed before

The time has come for you to

The time for quiet is over
Polite has got you nowhere
Ain’t it time for you to

Scream so everyone can hear you
Gotta scream like you just don’t care what they’ll do
Scream gotta take what they won’t give you
Scream coz the world won’t change till you do

Don’t you think it’s time for you to
Take the things that they won’t give you
Nothings’ gonna change
Until you scream