Floating In The Darkness

by Thomas Oliver

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released April 28, 2017

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Thomas Oliver Wellington, New Zealand

Thomas Oliver is an award-winning singer-songwriter who is also internationally recognised as one of the leading players of the Weissenborn lap-steel guitar. His song, 'If I Move To Mars' won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award.

New album, 'Floating In The Darkness', out now.
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Track Name: Tenderly
Your love feels like water
On the hottest day
When the sun is beating down on me
And your love flows like a river
Into my deep blue sea
Till everything I could ever need
Surrounds my body

Everybody wants, everybody needs
Water from the heavens and air to breath
Everybody wants, everybody needs
Somebody to love them
Tenderly

Your love feels like water
Running down my face
Finding every little crack in me And filling it with your grace
Your love flows like a river
Into my deep blue sea
I'll drink your river I'll drink your rain
Just rain all over me

Everybody wants, everybody needs
Water from the heavens and air to breath
Everybody wants, everybody needs
Somebody to love them
Tenderly
Track Name: Shine Like The Sun
Take my body, take my mind
Take any part of me left that you can find
'Cause until I can have you, I'm empty inside
And you look beautiful as ever

I'm gonna take you away to where the earth and the sea end
We're gonna fall off the edge just like falling in love again
And when we're finally floating in the darkness, that's when
We're gonna shine like the sun and never end

Take my money, take my time
Girl, you can have anything that I would call mine
'Cause I'm hoping I can have you
Or at least a little part of you, baby
'Cause I can't stop thinking 'bout you

I'm gonna take you away to where the earth and the sea end
We're gonna fall off the edge just like falling in love again
And when we're finally floating in the darkness, that's when
We're gonna shine like the sun and never end

The hardest part is knowing
That you feel the same as I do
But I just can't help showing
My love for you

I'm gonna take you away to where the earth and the sea end
We're gonna fall off the edge just like falling in love again
And when we're finally floating in the darkness, that's when
We're gonna shine like the sun and never end
Track Name: Budapest Is Beautiful
Tonight, I find myself on the other side of the world
But last night I lost somebody else back home
Tonight, the city lights shimmer in the river
But the more they sparkle, the more she shines, in my mind

There's a tear in my eye and my heart is torn too
'Cause Budapest is beautiful
But not as beautiful as you

The evening sky, it burns for you, my darling
It's red and it's golden, with darkness rolling in
The cathedral steeples, they stand tall and proud
While our castle crumbles to the ground

There's a tear in my eye and my heart is torn too
'Cause Budapest is beautiful
But nothing is as beautiful as you
Yeah, Budapest is beautiful
But all that I can think about is
Just how beautiful that it would be
With you
Track Name: If I Move To Mars
If I move
If I move to Mars
If I move to Mars, will you come with me?
If I move
If I move to Mars
If I move to Mars, will you come with me?

We can find a small spot of land, build a house with our hands
Make the walls from imaginary plans
And lay the rug you love right across the floor
There'll be no concrete or corners at all
And we won't even need a closing door
There won't be a lady we'll be paying daily, just to stay, maybe
If the neighbours ain't complained lately

If I move
If I move to Mars
If I move to Mars, will you come with me?

We can take a mixer and cables and both my turntables
A couple of crates of my best white label
And Space Oddity and Dark Side Of The Moon
We can bring the Cognac that we've been savin'
For an extraordinary, rare occasion
We can lie in the dirt, speaking not a word, looking up at Earth
Just be one with the universe

If I move
If I move to Mars
If I move to Mars, will you come with me?
If I move
If I move to Mars
If I move to Mars, will you come with me?

'Cause I just want you
To be with me too
Yeah, I just want you
Oh, and maybe 80 million ks to anywhere I want you
If I move

If I move to Mars
If I move to Mars, will you come with me?
If I move
If I move to Mars
If I move to Mars, will you come with me?
Track Name: Remember
Do you remember my name?
Do I look the same?
How many boys have you loved since you took my breath away?
Do you remember the way
I longed to see your face?
And every day I'd call you just to know you were okay

I won't pretend that I'm a stranger
But I'll pretend I forgot about you

Are you still the same?
Or have you changed?
Would I still love you if I were to take your hand today?
Where have you been?
And what have you seen?
It's been a long time since we were only sixteen

I won't pretend that I'm a stranger But I'll pretend I forgot about you I won't pretend that I'm a stranger But I'll pretend I forgot about you
Track Name: Let It Be This One (with Rhian Sheehan)
When the mountains fall into the ocean
And the rivers no longer find their way home
When the last words of the last woman have been spoken
To a fire in the sky

When my spirit, one day, floats away
When every girl I've ever loved is a star above
When every man I've called a brother lies beside one another
Till our bones melt into the sun

Of my whole life, if I remember just one moment
Of my whole life, if I remember just one moment
If I can keep but one moment
If I can keep just one moment
Let it be this one
Track Name: Losin'
Feels like I'm never gonna find love again
Feels like this is surely the end
'Cause no matter how far I look ahead
I'm lost and lonely in an ever-empty bed

I'm losin' you
But I'm so used to losin'
Yeah, I'm losin' you
But I'm so used to losin'

Feels like I should be dying inside
Drinking far too much to be alive
Pacing up and down, pacing up and down this hallway, baby
At the thought of you, at just the thought of you

'Cause I'm losin' you But I'm so used to losin'
Yeah, I'm losin' you
But I'm so used to losin'
Yeah, I'm losin' you
But I'm so used to losin'

My best wishes are with you
If you've found somebody new
I'm a little lost a the minute
'Cause it's hard to find myself without you
Without you

I'm losing you
But I'm so used to losin'
Yeah, I'm losing you
But I'm so used to losin'
I'm losing you
But I'm so used to losin'
Yeah, I'm losing you But I'm so used to losin'
Track Name: Little One
You'll be here when I'm gone
And you'll be gone when I'm home
You'll be happy on your own
But you'll be there when I'm alone
I'll be waiting all night long
For the sweetest sounding song
When the music comes along
I'll send it straight from here
To your ear where it belongs

I've never known where I belong
And you've always shown that is wrong
We'll never know what lies ahead
But now the future ain't such a scary place 'cause you're there

There is music in my head
When I close my eyes in bed
There is blood on your hands
From all the times I've bled

All the love that was lost
When our paths did cross
Is an everlasting cost I can't regret at all
'Cause you are my favourite song

I've never known where I belong
And you've always shown that is wrong
We'll never know what lies ahead
But now the future ain't such a scary place 'cause you're there
Track Name: Boy
I was fifteen years old when I first ran away from home
I had six beers inside me, a skateboard, and one set of clothes
I was never gonna last long 'cause, hell, I was just a boy
Now I'm older and I'm drunker and I still skateboard

Which day did I become a man?
Was it the first that time I ran?

I was sixteen years old when I first loved a girl
I still remember what it felt like and just how much it hurt
When I couldn't make her want me, no matter how close we were
I don't seem to get hurt anymore; maybe that's because of her

What made me into a man?
Was it love I couldn't have?
Which day did I become a man?

Have I ever even changed?
'Cause I still feel the same
Maybe manhood's just a simple numbers game

I was nineteen years old when I first got my face kicked in
They rolled me and they stole my things and left me on the road
I was just a little different inside me, from that day on
And, though I don't like to admit it, now I don't take shit from anyone

Was I turned into a man?
By cold bare-knuckled hands?
Which day did I become a man?
Could I write it on my hand?
Is it something that somebody planned?
Which day did I become a man?
Track Name: Tell Me Something New
Tell me something new
That I can know about you
So I can walk away with you
And I know I shouldn't be here
But I love the fear
That my love will be up in the air

I will follow you
If you will follow me
And maybe we won't go to sleep
And we won't feel alone
Until we are on our own
Parting ways and heading for home

You're the only reason I am out so late
But please don't tell nobody that I've been this way
Just stay a little longer here and play my selfish game

Can I confide in you
Everything I do
And tell you things that might be true?
Can we just pretend
It matters in the end
Though we may not be again?

The only things I need
Are right in front of me
As long as the world won't see

You're the only reason I am out so late
But please don't tell nobody that I've been this way
Just stay a little longer here and play my selfish game
And play my selfish game
And play my selfish game
And play my selfish game

Love is killing me

Tell me something new
That I can know about you So I can walk away with you