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  • Label: Sanctuary Records
  • Release: 19 Aug, 2002
  • Catalog No: SANCD-128

“Hometime is the album I needed to make. And in making it, I believe I have at last found my context.”

Alison Moyet, writing in the Hometime tour programme

  • Yesterday's Flame

    • Lyrics

      You want to wipe some space
      Onto the mirror for your face
      To get somebody coming back at you
      Lonely lonely lonely and nothing's coming through
      If your heart isn't in it
      Pull away and start again
      If your heart isn't in it
      Pull away and start again
      Wait 'til you're ready
      Wait 'til you know
      Then you find yourself wondering
      What the waiting is for
      If your heart isn't in it
      Pull away and start again
      If your fire isn't taking
      Stamp it out and light again
      If your fire isn't taking
      Stamp it out and light again
      Here 'cause you're in it
      Stay for a while
      But you look in the mirror
      For the spark in your eye
      If your fire isn't taking
      Kick it out and light again
      If your heart isn't in it
      Pull away and love again
      If your heart isn't in it
      Pull away and love again
      Stay 'cause it's easy
      Stay 'cause it's here
      But you stay for a minute
      Then you stay for a year
      If your heart isn't in it
      Pull away and love again
      I guarantee it, you're gonna feel it
      No frown and no shame now
      Nothing's cold as yesterday's flame

  • Should I Feel That It's Over

    • Lyrics

      Could you wake me up when it's over
      Well maybe I'll sit this out, I think I know the score
      You read to me before
      Why wrap it up so precisely
      I know what you're bringing me, I keep them on the side
      With gone and nevermore

      Should I feel that it's over, all over
      And are you here when I hold you, I wonder

      You wanted days to remember
      September without the fall, a house without a wall
      A given in surprise
      I never match you for missing
      And you call this kissing , I feel closer to the sky
      You never ask me why

      Should I feel that it's over, all over
      (Dry your eyes, outside vermillion skies eases the lies
      Loose the ties that keep you under)
      And are you here when I hold you, I wonder
      (And I realize, when the sun is in your eyes it's no wonder)

  • More

    • Lyrics

      It's the stain on the moon
      It's your idiot name
      It's the noise in the noise
      The gift of the game
      It's the fruit that we bear
      The peach that I bore
      It's you and it's me and it should have been more
      It's the choice that I made
      It's the maid that you chose
      It's the slip in the slide
      From fingers to toes
      It's the song of out there
      The pull of the door
      It's you and it's me and it should have been more
      What if I could say now, what if I could say
      Everything I meant now, everything
      It's only hours, only days
      Sat in Libra's Bowl, where it's all, it's all, it's all
      It's all, balancing
      It's the black in the grate
      The smoke in the sink
      It's the ether that you and I
      Opted to drink
      It's the tooth that was chipped
      On the first ever kiss
      It's you and it's me and that's what it is

  • Hometime

    • Lyrics

      Gone is the last stain of ink from the sky
      Somebody's talking and won't tell you why
      So you ask them to stay when you want them to fly
      And you try not to think of tomorrow's goodbye
      Hometime hometime
      Oh how I long to see a friend of mine
      Somewhere he's still waiting
      Somewhere his heart's saying
      She will be coming for me
      She'll be coming for me
      Hometime hometime
      I'll know his name and he'll remember mine
      Let him be just for me
      Let him be poetry
      Wait for me patiently
      Wait for me
      Hometime hometime
      Oh how I long to see a friend of mine
      Somewhere he's still waiting
      Watching the door for his "she"
      To be calling 'it's me
      And this morning is free'

  • Mary, Don't Keep Me Waiting

    • Lyrics

      Mary Mary don't keep me waiting
      There's not light enough to see and you know
      If I'm not there when he gets back home
      He's going to come out looking for me
      Don't take what you can't carry
      Don't keep what you don't need
      Full speed please Mary won't you hurry back
      The sky is black and it's menacing me
      Mary did you change your motor car
      You're just to far away to see
      Mary Mary don't keep me waiting
      There's not air enough to breathe and you know
      If I'm not there when he gets back home
      He's going to come out looking for me
      Tell no-one where you're going
      Speak not one word of me
      Mary please believe me, I,
      I tell no lie
      I have an eye for some troublesome things
      Mary did you come alone now
      I'm just too far away to see
      Big tree won't you be my cradle
      Rock me but don't let me sleep
      Keep me secret if you're able to
      'Til Mary comes I'm counting on you
      Mary are the headlights blinking there
      I'm just too far away to see

  • Say It

    • Lyrics

      I have come to a time
      When I must really decide
      Love you gave so complete
      I want you back

      Hear me when I call
      Hold me like before
      Play the changing forms
      Into sleep we fall
      And we wake to love adored
      Tell me that it's so
      When I look at you
      Through the eyes of love

      And I'm missing you
      Say you miss me too
      Say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it,
      Say it, say it

      Everything feels right
      Tenderness invites
      Love you gave so complete
      I want you back

      Hear me when I call
      Hold me like before
      Play the changing forms
      Into sleep we fall

      And I'm missing you
      Say you miss me too
      Say it, say it, say it, say it, say it, say it,
      Say it, say it

  • Ski

    • Lyrics

      No easy about it
      Born to a mountain slide
      You're gonna learn to take a dive
      No easy about it
      I won't tell you not to need it
      'cause you don't want no chatter now
      Wears you down just to sit it out
      And you don't want to hear a thing about
      What he should but doesn't think about
      When you wanted him without a doubt
      You learn to skate on something this cold
      And down the hills that summer used to fill with honey flowers
      That I know you could never bear to carry home
      Are deep in snow
      Everything I ever wanted
      Everything I ever wanted
      Is sitting down here with me
      Feeling like a bad man
      Do I love you only
      You are the child I wanted
      You are dear
      And down the hills that summer used to fill with honey flowers
      You could never bear to carry home
      Are deep in snow
      You learn to skate on somethings cold

  • If You Don't Come Back to Me

    • Lyrics

      If you don't come back to me
      You'll have saved me goodbyes
      My escape would be neat
      I won't lose a minute's sleep
      Recovering what we made and meant not to keep
      Life is Sweet
      Can it fail to astound me
      How it surrounds me
      And I won't steal to breathe
      If you never came back to me

      If you don't come back to me
      I won't measure by you every man that I see
      When next by chance we meet
      I'll pass you by and not care if you're watching me
      Life is Sweet
      How it spins me around
      Something's lost, something's found
      And I won't hit the ground
      If you never came back to me

      Can it fail to astound me
      How it surrounds me
      And I won't steal to breathe
      If you never came back to me

  • Do You Ever Wonder

    • Lyrics

      Do you ever wonder
      What it's like
      To be alone and
      No sleep at night
      Ever wonder
      Is this for real
      Ever Wonder
      Sometimes I think you sigh
      Time drifts by, once in a life
      Love is strong
      I won't feel anything
      I'm lost without you
      In my mind a picture
      That you frame
      Kaleidoscope of love you're showing me
      Loving sweet rays
      All hopes that fade
      My only gain
      My lonely game played without you
      You sigh
      Time drifts by, once in a life
      Love is strong
      I won't feel anything
      I'm lost without you
      Through the wake of you
      Every now and then
      Every now and then
      The road that I follow is so far from you
      Do you every wonder

  • The Train I Ride

    • Lyrics

      I've been keeping you safe inside for the longest time
      I've being trying to keep alive the paper kisses you sign
      And even now when any body breathes you name
      I prepare to feel that pain
      Bearing down like a train coming through in a minute
      Oh it's war, it's farce, it's cinema
      It's one long ride an inch too far
      The louder you scream, the faster you go
      The more that you learn the less that you know
      I brought a ticket and there's no way I can ride but alone
      But somewhere it stops and that's letting go
      Didn't want to be right tonight, you were out of line
      I made a meal of this mess of mine for the very last time
      And one day when you stumble, I won't break your fall
      It won't hurt any more
      But I'll ride on the train coming through in a minute
      Going south and on so let it come
      The train a ride won't always run
      I got a ticket and it's going to take a while, going slow
      But it's going to stop and that's letting go
      I took my chances and I'm going to have to go with the flow
      But somewhere it stops and that's letting go

  • You Don't Have To Go

    • Lyrics

      Look at your face, it's like looking at mine
      This was our room when we used to know
      How to share ourselves in silence
      You don't have to go

      Feeling your hands, almost like mine
      This was our space, when we used to mind
      That we knew ourselves in silence
      You don't have to go

      All we gave away is never coming back
      All the love we made is anything but that
      And I feel, it's everything I know
      You don't have to go

      Look at your eyes, looking at mine
      These were our words when we used to know
      How to share ourselves in silence
      You don't have to go