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Green Flamingos - Effervescence
Original Song Lyrics
Table for One

Bobby Edwards

I’ve been sitting here for ages
My face is hot the food is cold
I’m waiting for someone
I’m trying to look cool ‘cause I just got stood up
But I’m used to it by now
I’ve survived this long
And I don’t know how
My face isn’t stuck in a frown

So that’s it
I’ve figured it out
To avoid the hurt that’s coming about
When they ask what it’s gonna be
Table for one

As I walk along the street
I see a girl, she smiles at me
But I know what comes next
I’ll keep my heart in my chest
Put my love aside and wait for the right time
When somebody comes along
And makes me want to write a love song

So that’s it
I’ve figured it out
When they ask what it’s gonna be
Table for one

The Promise

Bobby Edwards & Jesse Friesen

You can’t stop this boulder
From rolling down the hill
‘Cause you’re feeding a fire
That grows stronger still

And you won’t stop these colors
From flowing from my heart
Yes I feel like moving mountains
Just to get to where you are

What did I do to deserve your time
And how did I gain your attention
Whatever it is that you see in me
I promise to keep it alive
If you promise to stay by my side

Set the past behind you
Let me step into your light
Though the road still winds before us
We will make it through alright

I was walking in the shadows
Never know if there was so much more
Then you opened up my eyes
And you gave me wings to soar

What did I do to deserve your time
And how did I gain your attention I really want to know
Whatever it is that you see in me
I promise to keep it alive
If you promise to stay by my side

You can’t stop this boulder
From rolling down the hill
‘Cause you’re feeding a fire
That grows stronger still

Not That Far Away

Bobby Edwards & Jesse Friesen

The path we used to walk looks wider now, I know

And I'm sure you wish that I could fill the space,

Keep moving on till the worst is gone, 'cause the world is cold as hell,

So set it on fire with a compassion that overtakes.

And I know you think that you can run but you can't hide

Open up your crying eyes I swear you're blind

Remember I can see you cradled by the dark,

My voice is carried by the wind,

I will lift your heavy heart

'Cause I am not that far away

You will understand someday

Just try to find your peace of mind while I'm not by your side

I am not that far away

I am not that far away

I'm sure sometimes you think that I just left you here

But I promise I am with you all the time

And even when your life seems tough and hard to bear

Please know that I am there amidst the strife.

And I know you think that you can run but you can't hide

Open up your crying eyes I swear you're blind

You're holding on, trying not to let me fade

But those memories can't die,

and you don't have to say goodbye

'Cause I am not that far away

You will understand someday

Just try to find your peace of mind while I'm not by your side

I am not that far away

I am not that far away

So as you're pushing on through times of thick and thin

Like a wave of ups and downs within the sea

I'll always be with you in happiness and pain

And the love I have for you will never fade

And though you think that you could run but you can't hide

Open up your crying eyes I swear you're blind

My heart will stay with you, a song within the wind

Oh I am not that far away

And we will meet again someday

'Cause I am not that far away

You will understand someday

Just try to find your peace of mind while I'm not by your side

I am not that far away

I am not that far away

Lazy

Bobby Edwards

And your eyes make the stars want to shine brighter

And your smile can melt my heart

And you make me want to fly higher

And I want to be the light in your dark

So baby, I've been so lazy

I should have told you sooner that I loved you

Ohhh, and baby, please say maybe

To give me a chance is all I ask you to do

Can you feel my heart's rhythm

Come closer, let our love keep tight

And our differences, we'll see right through them

Ohhh, I hope I touch your heart, 'cause you've got mine

Oh baby, I've been so lazy

I should have told you sooner that I loved you

Ohhh, and baby, please say maybe

To give me a chance is all I ask you to do

Ohhh, if I say I love you, will you say you love me too

Ohhh, if I say I love you, will you say you love me too

Goodbye Paradise

Bobby Edwards

I woke up in the morning

Tears fell like the rain

I thought I’d gotten over it

It’s getting harder every day

 

Goodbye paradise

Don’t know when I’ll see you again

Goodbye paradise

Don’t know when I’ll meet you again

 

And though it’s getting harder

Each and every day

Well I’m just getting stronger

Love will find a way

 

Goodbye paradise

Don’t know when I’ll see you again

Goodbye paradise

Don’t know when I’ll meet you again

 

Goodbye paradise

Don’t know when I’ll see you again

Goodbye paradise

Don’t know when I’ll meet you again

The Burn

Bobby Edwards & Jesse Friesen

I pick up the pieces
Of what we have
Memories scattered across the floor
I'm racking my brain
Still trying to fix this
Your angry feet carry you to the door
I should probably find a way to stop you now
But instead I let the honest words slip out

I want to fall away
Wrapped up tightly in your arms
And please darling won't you stay
Right here with me forever baby
Oh and I have never
Fallen for someone
Like I've fallen for you

I stand on the front porch
Looking out
It's funny how empty the world can be
Next thing I know
Your back in the day driveway
Your gentle hands wipe the tears from my cheek
I can't stop saying I'm sorry
But instead you let the honest words slip out

I want to fall away
Wrapped up tightly in your arms
And please darling won't you stay
Right here with me forever baby
Oh and I have never
Fallen for someone
Like I've fallen for you

What Does It Take

Bobby Edwards

 

I spend my nights rehearsing

Like it's some sort of play

Phrasing every line until I get it right

Wishing you could hear me speaking clearly

Heartfelt words I couldn't say

 

So what does it take to tell you

I love you, I really do

What does it take to tell you

I love you, I really do

 

I hope someday I tell you

Before it's just too late

And I hope you'll understand how much I really care

Repeating each line at least a million times

Before I know it's right

 

So what does it take to tell you

I love you, I really do

What does it take to tell you

I love you, I really do

 

You can ask anybody

I talk about it all the time

And I won't stop rehearsing 'til I get it right

 

So what does it take to say

What does it take

 

So what does it take to tell you

I love you, I really do

What does it take to tell you

I love you, I love you, I love you

Cold Outside

Bobby Edwards & Jesse Friesen

He’s sitting by the fireplace

His laughter fills the air

You can see that he’s loving

The girl with the rosette hair

His happiness is all but obvious

To everyone looking in

But I’m at the window

And I wish I was him

 

‘Cause it’s cold outside

So bring your warmth in here

And I’m cold inside

So won’t you burn my tears

 

Shadows surround me

Filling my eyes

But where he is sitting

Lights dance and embrace him at night

And I’ve been trying to call in

To hear his voice again

But time after time, and ring after ring

The silence is cold as the wind

 

‘Cause it’s cold outside

So bring your warmth out here

And I’m cold inside

So won’t you burn my tears

 

I know that so many love him

And I feel so alone

Why the hell did I give up

And walk out of my own home

‘Cause that man on the inside

Is not what he seems

‘Cause he’s fooling his loved ones

‘Cause that man is me

 

‘Cause it’s cold outside

So bring your warmth out here

And I’m cold inside

So won’t you burn my fears

 

‘Cause I’m cold outside

So bring your warmth out here

And I’m cold inside

So won’t you burn my fears