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The Coast Is Clear: Track List

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The Coast Is Clear*
(When You Turn Back The Time) The Sun Always Shines*
Bit By Bit
Crystal Clear
Time Fades
Open Up Your Eyes
Holiday
We Need You
Cinnamon Spice*
Don't Fade Away*
Can't Live Can't Die
The Weight Of The World
All By Myself*
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3:10
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3:55
3:20
4:03
3:24
3:20
4:08
3:05
3:48
3:28
* Includes free MP3 Clip.

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The Coast Is Clear

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All of my problems went up in smoke.
Now to escape and dig a hole.
Take a deep breath, there's no turning back.
Got to move on, don't worry about it.

Sitting in the dark with the world on standby
I look around and catch a glimpse of an open window
Just wish the coast was clear.

After all it's a dog-eat-dog world and I found a way out
I'm really glad that I made it this far
Just wish the coast was clear.

All of the hard times; all of the pain
Melting away to a C-4 ring.
Green paper proverbs pinned to a wall
Somewhere back when, but I can't recall.

Sitting in the dark with the world on standby
I look around and catch a glimpse of an open window
Just wish the coast was clear.

After all it's a dog-eat-dog world and I found a way out
I'm really glad that I made it this far
Just wish the coast was clear.

Who are we to criticize others?
Who are they to try and bring us down?
Life's a race and I'll be off running
Just as soon as the coast is clear.

Sitting in the dark with the world on standby
I look around and catch a glimpse of an open window
Just wish the coast was clear.

After all it's a dog-eat-dog world and I found a way out
I'm really glad that I made it this far
Just wish the coast was clear.

Music and lyrics by Gary Henson.
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(When You Turn Back The Time) The Sun Always Shines

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I've made a mistake; I'm out of the game.
I traded my pieces for fate. Do you know what I'm saying?

Sunlight will never be a friend
Streaming down on my motorcade
Sunlight will never be a friend.

I know
Yes, I know
When you turn back the time, the sun always shines
I know.

And what would you've done differently?
I know that's the question.
I'd borrow some eyes that could see
Change my direction.

Sunlight will never be a friend
Streaming down on my motorcade
Sunlight will never be a friend.

I know
Yes, I know
When you turn back the time, the sun always shines
I know.

Music and lyrics by Gary Henson.
Copyright © 2006 Gary Henson. All rights reserved.
Winner: 2004 International Songwriting Competition.
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Bit By Bit

Been down… been high
Living life in the blink of an eye
And I stand alone
With shoulders bigger than Rolling Stone

But it's oh so sad
You want it bad
Yes it's oh so sad
Bit by bit I believe it's coming back

Take off airplane
See whatever feels insane
And throughout the years
We'll take them on and swallow the fears

But it's oh so sad
You want it bad
Yes it's oh so sad
Bit by bit I believe it's coming back

Sit around and watch me on the TV set
If I could see you now, there'd not be one regret
The feeling's gone, but then again it's on the way
Bit by bit

Been down… been high
Living life in the blink of an eye
And I stand alone
With shoulders bigger than Rolling Stone

But it's oh so sad
You want it bad
Yes it's oh so sad
Bit by bit I believe it's coming back.

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Crystal Clear

Isn't the writing on the wall?
It's going to be OK.
As the cards begin to fall
I want to be set free, but I don't know how.

She's crystal clear
I thought she was here
But she disappeared
She's crystal clear.

Wave bye-bye

Take it easy; it just takes time
Give me another day.
And take the blindfold from my eyes
I want to be set free, but I don't know how.

She's crystal clear
I thought she was here
But she disappeared
She's crystal clear.

Music by Gary Henson & Richard Jacobson.
Lyrics by Gary Henson.
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Time Fades

They want to take you away.
Just like they did when you were young.
They want to bring you down.
Then trample over everyone.

But I'm on the wrong side of the road
Can anyone here help me to cope?
'Cause feeling like this, I hate to boast.

Time fades, but not in my head
I'm alive and on Main Street…I'm running.
This part of me you've never seen
You don't know what I am, I'm upcoming.

It's summer; they'll never let you down.
They don't even know if you're around.
They want to touch your skin.
Then maybe come for a while.

But I'm on the wrong side of the road
Can anyone here help me to cope?
‘Cause feeling like this, I hate to boast.

Time fades, but not in my head
I'm alive and on Main Street…I'm running.
This part of me you've never seen
You don't know what I am, I'm upcoming.

Time fades, not in my head
Time fades, not in my head

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Open Up Your Eyes

I suppose I'll pack my bags and go.
I've twirled around the world enough to know.
When you collide with each and everything,
It's often hard to see the forest from the trees.

And no one knows like you and me,
We just wait and they'll see.

Slip beneath the surface for a day.
Make the time to take your mind away.
When you belong to each and everyone,
The sun, the sky, your open mind,
They all shine on.

And no one knows but you and me,
We just wait and they'll see.

Open up your eyes,
Take the time.
Make the time.

Open up your eyes,
And hold your head up.
Look into the sky.

Open up your eyes,
And sing another Love Your Brother.

Open up your eyes,
And hold your head up.
Look into the sky.

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Holiday

I stepped off the train at a quarter-to-nine
A flickering candle, a titanic mind
Fading in and out like a heart beating for its life

This destination can seldom be seen
By average people the kind that you meet
Stranded on the shoulder of life with their broken dreams

You can be a holiday
It's all over with now, so why not come around and believe

You can be a holiday
In the end it's so clear what seems far is really near after all

Your lips I can read, but the words that you say
Cannot escape the illusions I make
Staring like a prophet who's torn by a great divide

You can be a holiday
It's all over with now, so why not come around and believe

You can be a holiday

I've tried to distill all the facts from the lies
Taxed my computers and fluorescent lights
Haunted by the pages of life's greatest mystery

You can be a holiday
It's all over with now, so why not come around and believe

You can be a holiday
In the end it's so clear what seems far is really near after all

You can be a holiday.

Music and lyrics by Gary Henson.
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We Need You

Your soul is like water
In love and life, it's a beautiful thing

You're a boat on the ocean
Dodging waves as they crash on the shore of life
You know what I mean?

You could be my hero
And I would be your friend
And we could sing our lives away

And we need you
God knows we need you
We need you so bad

Tonight, tomorrow
Doesn't matter the time, I'll be by your side
If that's what I said

Everywhere that I go
Everyone that I know
They make it so hard
But I won't let you go

Everyone that I see
Everybody I meet
We need you so bad

And I could be your hero
If you would be my friend
And we could sing our lives away

And we need you
God knows we need you
We need you so bad

Music and lyrics by Gary Henson.
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Cinnamon Spice

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Cinnamon Spice is nice
If you've got the time
Tangerines are keen
If you know what I mean

Go rolling across the ocean with the notion
Fast like a hurricane
Now you've got the feeling
But you really can't explain

Take the time to see all you want to see
Feel the earth beneath your little feet

Go rolling across the ocean with the notion
Fast like a hurricane
Now you've got the feeling
But you really can't explain

Music by Gary Henson & Richard Jacobson.
Lyrics by Gary Henson.
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Don't Fade Away

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Don't fade away to where you are now, where you are now
Don't spend your days walking around, walking around
While you're dreaming

I just faded away to another side line
So I could see your face again
But you changed everything
Like a lock whose key has sadly rusted on the floor

I guess I could refrain from all the things I say
But it don't work out that way
I've got a lot to say

I won't be the one who looks into the sun
'Cause I'm not the kind who tries to hide his crying eyes

Don't fade away to where you are now, where you are now
Don't spend your days walking around, walking around

I just faded away to another side line
So I could see your face again
But you changed everything
Like a lock whose key has sadly rusted on the floor

I won't be the one who looks into the sun
'Cause I'm not the kind who tries to hide his crying eyes

Don't fade away to where you are now, where you are now
Don't spend your days walking around, walking around...
Wipe your dreamy eyes...

Music by Gary Henson & Richard Jacobson.
Lyrics by Gary Henson.
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Can't Live Can't Die

I can't live. I can't die.
I've tried before but never found out why.

I can't give. I can't take.
I'd like to try but I just hesitate.

Some see the world, investigate, but I don't.
Truth remains the great divide,
But you've got yours and I've got mine…

So you thought you'd take me for a ride
Along the way you'd let me slip inside
We'll play the game for just a while
Then forget you better still…

I can't live. I can't die.
I've tried before but never found out why

Some see the world, investigate, but I don't.
Truth remains the great divide,
But you've got yours and I've got mine.

Music by Gary Henson & Richard Jacobson.
Lyrics by Gary Henson.
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The Weight Of The World

Aster, baby please don't cry
Why don't you dry your eyes anymore?

And Aster, why do you hang your head?
Things really aren't that bad
When you look up ahead, hey hey hey

Please don't you cry
Swallow your pride
Blink once or twice
I won't let you hide

And don't carry on with the weight of the world
Please don't cry.

Aster, when will you come around?
We're waiting over ground anymore.

And Aster you've really made the grade
Why don't you spare some time
Stop working over time, hey hey hey

Please don't you cry
Swallow your pride
Blink once or twice
I won't let you hide

And don't carry on with the weight of the world
Please don't cry.

Music and lyrics by Gary Henson.
Copyright © 2006 Gary Henson. All rights reserved.
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All By Myself

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I'll light the fuse and close the door
I'm not like you
I've always been alone

All by myself
All by myself

And is this real or just a tease?
Can we feel the things that we can't reach?
I'll always be…

Taking it day by day
Hanging on the words they say
Feeling like a stranger—out of place

Living life all the while
Trading tears for a smile
Feeling like a stranger in this place

I'm all by myself
There's nobody else here but me

I'm all by myself and I don't want to be…
All by myself and I don't want to be…

Taking it day by day
Hanging on the words they say
Feeling like a stranger - out of place

Living life all the while
Trading tears for a smile
Feeling like a stranger in this place

Music and lyrics by Gary Henson.
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