Madeline

by Ukulele Jim

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1.
He believed she was a gift sent from above She was the kind of girl that he'd been dreaming of He knew that he was bound to fall in love with Madeline They lived together so in love for several years Until the day she wrote a note and disappeared He read the words she wrote and shed a tear for Madeline And he cried— I'll wait for you 'til the end of time, Madeline Please won't you just give me a sign, Madeline Let me know if you're still mine, Madeline He never understood just why she had to go What did he do to make her want to hurt him so He could fill an ocean with the things he didn't know about Madeline And he cried— I'll wait for you 'til the end of time, Madeline Please won't you just give me a sign, Madeline Let me know if you're still mine, Madeline The love that you give away Comes back to you someday So have the faith to say what's on your mind Take care in the things you do It’ll all come back to you If you see it through it'll be all right Fall on your knees and pray That she'll come back some day And you might hear her say she'll stay this time She's the one for you You tell yourself it's true And try to hold on to that lonely lie It always ends the same There's no-one left to blame So you call her name O, Madeline He left his home in search of another way To find the girl who long ago had gone astray Then one day to his house a letter came from Madeline And it read— "I'll be home soon on the number 9, love of mine. You have always been on my mind. I hope we're fine. See you soon. I love you. Signed, Madeline." And he cried— I'll wait for you 'til the end of time, Madeline Please won't you just give me a sign, Madeline Let me know if you're still mine, Madeline My Madeline
2.
There's a distance between you and me Always been there and always will be Until we learn to act naturally And let all our fears of each other go free You know something about me And I know something about you I see through all the love That you try to hide We both dance around things we should say Always let the words get in our way Never asking each other to stay When we feel like turning and running away You know something about me And I know something about you I see through all the love That you try to hide All the times when you felt all alone Like there's no-one else you could run to All you had to do was open your eyes And you'd see I was always there looking for you We're both frightened by what we might find If we open our hearts and our minds So we left all our feelings behind us And now we're here feeling deaf, dumb and blind I know something about you And you know something about me You see through all the love That I try to hide And you know something about me And I know something about you I see through all the love That you try to hide inside
3.
Where is the love that I want Where is the life that was promised me Where is the home that I've seen There on the shores of my lonely dreams And when you see me carrying The weight of the world Shoulder the burden a while with me Lay down and curl up beside me Where is the fortune I lost When will it come around again Why do I still pay the cost Why do I take it on the chin And when you hear me call your name All over the world Turn around and come on home My love is more than you bargained for My love is yours to have or to ignore When you walk through the door I'll be waiting for you with a promise of A day when you can have my love Where is the sound of your heart When will I hear it beat again Why did you run so far Just to escape a little sin And when you hear me spreading the word All over the world I'm calling you to come back home My love is more than you bargained for My love is yours to have or to ignore When you walk through the door I'll be waiting for you with a promise of A day when you can have my love When you went so far away, so long ago you left me holding on to a life I could not let go Where is the end of the road When is it time to go to sleep When will the ocean flow Pull me out of the lonely deep And when you see me sailing towards The end of the world Then you'll know I'm going home My love is more than you bargained for My love is yours to have or to ignore When you walk through the door I'll be waiting for you with a promise of A day when you can have my love A chance for us to finally live with all the love I had to give before Before you walked out the door (My love is more) You're the one I'm waiting for (My love is yours) You're mine forever more (My love is more) (My love is yours)
4.
I always want what I haven't got and now that's quite a lot of noise and silly toys and things that keep me far away And I never gave much thought but now I see it's not a thing that I can sing about without it coming out, so... You're all that I ever wanted I come to you undaunted by the fear of you I still hold right here in my heart You're all that I ever needed I finally conceded to let you in to me again like I did at the start We've been here for so long it started to feel wrong and so I let you know that I was going to run away But you, you wouldn't let me go and so I want to show you how I'm staying now and trying to love you more today, because... You're all that I ever wanted I come to you undaunted by the fear of you I still hold right here in my heart You're all that I ever needed I finally conceded to let you in to me again like I did at the start And all the things I thought were right about the things that we would fight about were not alright when I was walking out the door You hold my heart in your hands and so of course it stands to reason you would please and understand me when I needed you most You're all that I ever wanted I come to you undaunted by the fear of you I still hold right here in my heart You're all that I ever needed I finally conceded to let you in to me again like I did at the start
5.
Oo-oo-oo-oo-ooh Oo-oo-oo-oo-ooh Hear the ocean wind Here it comes again You know it feels right So let the sunlight in Your arms are open wide Embrace the rising tide It washes over all you hold inside Feel the motion Of the ocean waves They call for you Let them take you Far away where You can start anew Don't let them break you down Like you always do Oo-oo-ooh Oo-ooh oo-oo-oo-ooh Oo-oo-oo-ooh Oo-oo-oo-ooh Won't you come with me We'll sail across the sea Set adrift on a ship of harmony Feel the motion Of the ocean waves They take us home Stars above us Guide us to a place We can call our own A place where we won't ever Have to be alone A place where we won't ever Have to feel alone Ooh oo-ooh oo-oo-ooh ooh

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"Ukulele Jim's Authentic Down Home Marital Aid"
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released June 21, 2009

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Ukulele Jim Santa Barbara

Ukulele Jim's music blends soulful songwriting with uplifting pop sensibilities. Music lovers of all ages will enjoy these catchy, emotive, and family friendly songs that bridge the gaps between pop, rock, country and folk music.

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