Steven Baker

Steven Baker

BandAlternativeClassical

Inspired by Peter Gabriel, Radiohead, Muse, Pink Floyd, Keith Jarrett, Mahler, Bruckner and Sibelius. Emphasis on melody, interesting harmonies and a depth of classical sophistication and counterpoint.

Other Info

Cover band: 
No

Lyrics

You're Always Near

Written By: Steven Baker

You're Always Near

Verse 1

I'm sorry I am leaving, if only for a while.
It's never as dark as it seems.
And when the nights are lonely, I won't forget your face.
I'll see you...
I'll see you in my dreams.

Chorus 1

Your eyes that pierce my soul,
Your smile that makes me whole,
Your hair cascading down upon my shoulder as we lie here.
Your laugh that makes me ache,
Your kiss when I awake,
Your love will find me, help remind me, even far away,
You're always near.

Verse 2

This love will last a lifetime, whatever fate may bring,
Our days often filled with extremes.
Please keep your door from closing, I'll be back very soon.
I'll hold you...
I'll hold you in my dreams.

Chorus 2

Your eyes that pierce my soul,
Your smile that makes me whole,
Your hair cascading down upon my shoulder as we lie here.

Bridge

So many months without you,
So many lonely scars,
So many endless nights of torment cursing the stars.
But...

Chorus 3

Your laugh that makes me ache,
Your kiss when I awake,
Your love will find me, help remind me, even far away,
You're always near.
You're always near.

Floating

Written By: Steven Baker

Verse 1

Love is a war.
It's a war without a cause but you volunteer.
Love is a war between desire and solitude, constantly renewed.

Verse 2

Love is a crime.
It's a crime you still commit even locked away.
Love is a crime so often paid for with dignity, a slight anomaly.

Pre-Chorus 1

I see you way down there. Oh...

Chorus 1

'Cause I'm floating now,
Yes I'm flying now.
Never knowing where I'm gonna land.
Yeah I'm floating now,
I'm flying now.
Never hoping to understand.

Interlude

Verse 3

Love is a game.
It's a game you sometimes win but you always lose.
Love is a game of chance you'd stake your life to play.

Pre-Chorus 2

I see you way down there. Oh...

Chorus 2

'Cause I'm floating now,
Yes I'm flying now.
Never knowing where I'm gonna land.
Yeah I'm floating now,
I'm flying now.
Never hoping to understand.

Piano solo

Chorus 3, 4 & 5

'Cause I'm floating now,
Yes I'm flying now.
Never knowing where I'm gonna land.
Yeah I'm floating now,
I'm flying now.
Never hoping to understand.

On The Edge

Written By: Steven Baker

Verse 1

Show, show me all the things I used to know,
Used to be, used to do.
Back when time was nothing but a quaint illusion,
Back when time was still so close,
Close to me, close to you.

On and on and on and on the feeling grows.
With the fire in my heart still burning,
And the fever in my blood consuming all.
If I look into her eyes, I know everything will stop forever.

Chorus 1

And just when you think it's all too much,
When life on the edge has taken its toll,
You look for an easy answer.
God how I miss her touch.
Life has left me just one goal:
To find my way back home.

Verse 2

Feel, feeling all the things I used to hide,
Hide from me, hide from you.
Back when life was still a never-ending mystery,
Back when love was always love,
Always free, always true.

On and on and on and on the feeling grows.
And the walls are coming down around me,
With the things I wanna be still out of reach.
If I look into her eyes, I know everything will stop forever.

Interlude

Yeah!

Chorus 2

And just when you think it's all too much,
When life on the edge has taken its toll,
You look for an easy answer.
God how I miss her touch.
Life has left me just one goal:
To find my way back home.

Coda

Yeah!

The Way Away From You

Written By: Steven Baker

Verse 1

Looking out across the clouds,
Wishing that I could say
What it's like to drift with the wind
That blows all cares away.
I need to find the way away from you.

Verse 2

Looking out across the ocean,
Wishing that I could see
What it's like to float with the tide
That gently sets me free.
I need to find the way away from you.
I need to find the way away from you.

Bridge 1

I always hear your name
In every wave that breaks.
Hear it whispering on the breeze:
Just one word is all it takes.
You never said it'd be easy
And you never said it'd be fast.
Nothing prepared me
For how long this pain would last.

Verse 3

Looking out across the trees,
Wishing that I could know
What it's like with feet on the ground
And strength inside to grow.
I need to find the way away from you.
I need to find the way away from you.

Bridge 2

I always see your face.
It's smiling up in the sky.
When I reach out to touch you,
You laugh as I slowly die.
Already know what I wish for,
But I can't seem to make it come true.
Nothing prepared me
For how hard it is to forget you.

Verse 4

Looking out at far horizons,
Wishing that I could feel
What it's like for me in the future
And if my pain will heal.
I need to find the way away from you.
(repeat until fade)

If I Were Rich, Rich, Rich (from the children's musical, Max The Magician)

Written By: Barbara Baker

Isn’t it sad?
It’s all I’ve ever had;
it’s my room,
my little basement pad
of grey gloom.
No vinyl on the floor,
the paint is off the door,
the ceiling I abhor
and it’s all because I’m poor!

But…
If I were rich, rich, rich,
ooh my palms begin to itch, itch, itch.
No more living in a ditch
and no more art that’s really kitsch;
no more cringing in the cold.

If I were rich, rich, rich,
ooh my fingers start to twitch, twitch, twitch.
I would live without a hitch
if I could press a magic switch
and my room would turn to gold.
Then my walls would be glowing with sunlight and daffodils,
my floorboards embellished with joy that the morning spills.
Bye-bye bleak city, imagine green hills
through my window, my window!

Skates!
Rollerblades!
New boots!
Smart suits!
Time Magazine awards the Businessman of the Year to international tycoon, Maxwell!
Jets!
Soccer in Brazil!
Cricket at Lords!
I’ll buy a team!
Win!
Big screens!
DVD’s! Hundreds of them!
iPods! Games! Thousands of them!
I’ll throw parties – everyone’s invited:
Russell Crowe,
Robbie Williams,
David Beckham,
J.K. Rowling
and Keira Knightley...

If I were rich, rich, rich,
ooh my fingers start to twitch, twitch, twitch.
I would live without a hitch
if I could press a magic switch
and my room would turn to gold.

If I were rich!
If I were rich!
I want to be rich!
If I were rich…

Discography

The Way Away From You (original song) released on 2004 Album by The Ten Tenors called Larger Than Life.