Ealing Schools Music Association

ESMA LYRICS 2019

Ewabekle [Lyrics]

E-wa-be-le-o
E-oo-wa-be-le
E-wa-le-be-o
E-wa-le-be-le

Matchstalk Men [Lyrics]

He painted Salford’s smoky tops
On cardboard boxes from the shops,
And parts of Ancoats where I used to play.
I’m sure he once walked down our street
‘Cause he painted kids who had nowt on their feet;
The clothes they wore had all seen better days.

Now they said his works of art were dull –
“No room, old lad – the walls are full!”
But Lowry didn’t care much anyway.
They said, “He just paints cats and dogs
“And matchstalk men in boots and clogs!”
And Lowry said, “That’s just the way they’ll stay.”

And he painted matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs.
He painted kids on the corner of the street that were sparking clogs.
Now he takes his brush and he waits outside them factory gates
To paint his matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs.

Now canvas and brushes were wearing thin
When London started calling him
To come on down and wear the old flat cap.

They said, “Tell us all about your ways
“And all about them Salford days!
“Is it true you’re just an ordinary chap?”

And he painted..

matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs.
He painted kids on the corner of the street that were sparking clogs.
Now he takes his brush and he waits outside them factory gates
To paint his matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs.

Now Lowry’s hang upon the wall
Beside the greatest of them all;
And even the Mona Lisa takes a bow!
This tired old man with hair like snow
Told northern folk, “It’s time to go!”
The fever came and the good Lord mopped his brow.

And he left us matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs.
He left us kids on the corner of the street that were sparking clogs.
Now he takes his brush and he waits outside them pearly gates
To paint his matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs.

And he left us matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs.
The good ship sails on the alley-alley-o, on the alley-alley-o!
He left us kids on the corner of the street that were sparking clogs.
The good ship sails on the alley-alley-o, on the alley-alley-o!
Now he takes his brush and he waits outside them pearly gates
The good ship sails on the alley-alley-o, on the alley-alley-o!
To paint his matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs.
The good ship sails on the alley-alley-o, on the alley-alley-o!

[The good ship sails on the alley-alley-o, on the alley-alley-o!]

Windmill IN Old Amsterdam [Lyrics]

Chorus:
I saw a mouse.
Where?
There on the stair.
Where on the stair?
Right there.
A little mouse with clogs on.
Well, I declare.
Going clip-clippety-clop on the stair.
Oh yeah.

1. A mouse lived in a windmill in old Amsterdam
A windmill with a mouse in and he wasn’t grousin’
He sang every morning, “How lucky I am,
Living in a windmill in old Amsterdam!”

2. This mouse he got lonesome, he took him a wife
A windmill with mice in, it’s hardly surprisin’
She sang every morning, “How lucky I am,
Living in a windmill in old Amsterdam!”

3. First they had triplets and then they had quins
A windmill with quins in, and triplets and twins in
They sang every morning, “How lucky we are
Living in a windmill in Amsterdam, ya!”

4. The daughters got married and so did the sons
The windmill had christ’nin’s when no one was list’nin’
They all sang in chorus, “How lucky we am Living in a windmill in old Amsterdam!”

5. A mouse lived in a windmill, so snug and so nice
There’s nobody there now but a whole lot of mice.

Wind in the Willows [Lyrics]

The wind in the willows sang softly to me,
“Follow my voice wherever it leads
From mountains, through valleys, to deep rolling seas,
Borne on the wings of the breeze.”

Spin me your dream, more than silver and gold,
From sunshine and shadows and days long ago,
Where people are memories and stories unfold
Willows, the tales you have told me!

Wind in the willows, you just seem to know
Who you can turn to and which way to go
To unwind your wanderer’s mind.
Wind in the willows take me there!

Wind in the willows, you just seem to know
Who you can turn to and which way to go
Where people are memories and stories unfold.
Wind in the willows take me there!

Wind in the willows take me there!

Pure Imagination [Lyrics]

Come with me, and you’ll be
In a world of pure imagination
Take a look and you’ll see
Into your imagination

We’ll begin, with a spin
Trav’lling in a world of my creation
What we’ll see will defy explanation

If you want to view paradise
(…If you want paradise)
Simply look around and view it
(Simply view it)
Anything you want to, do it
(Aaah, Do it!)
Want to change the world?
There’s nothing to it
(Nothing to it!)

There is no life I know
To compare with pure imagination
Living there, you’ll be free
If you truly wish to be

You will find in your mind
There’s a world of endless fascination
No more fun place to be
Than in your imagination

You can dream any dream
You can savour ev’ry situation
Life in there’s a sensational sensation

If you want to see magic lands
(…..If you want magic lands)
Close your eyes and you will see one (You will see one)
Wanna be a dreamer? Be one!
(Aaah, Be one!)
Anytime you please
And please save me one!
(Please save me one!)

There is no place to go
To compare with your imagination
So go there to be free
If you truly wish to be

Let’s Go Fly a Kite [Lyrics]

With tuppence for paper and strings,
You can have your own set of wings;
With your feet on the ground, you’re a bird in flight
With your fist holding tight…to the string of your kite.

Oh! Oh! Oh!
Let’s…go…fly a kite
Up…to the highest height!
Let’s go fly a kite and send it soaring
Up…through the atmostphere,
Up…where the air is clear.
Oh, let’s go…fly a kite!

When you send it flying up there,
All at once you’re lighter than air;
You can dance on the breeze over houses and trees
With your fist holding tight…to the string of your kite.

Oh! Oh! Oh!
Let’s…go…fly a kite
Up…to the highest height!
Let’s go fly a kite and send it soaring
Up…through the atmosphere,
Up…where the air is clear.
Oh, let’s go…fly a kite! [x2]

Touch The Sky [Lyrics]

When the cold wind is a-calling
And the sky is clear and bright,
Misty mountains sing and beckon,
Lead me out into the light.

I will ride,…I will fly,…
Chase the wind and touch the sky.
I will fly,…
Chase the wind and touch the sky.
(na na na na…)

Where darkness hides secrets
And mountains are fierce and bold,
Deep waters hold reflections
Of times lost long ago,

I will hear their ev’ry story,
Take hold of my own dream,
Be as strong as the seas are stormy
And proud as an eagle’s scream.

I will ride,…I will fly,…
Chase the wind and touch the sky.
I will fly,…
Chase the wind and touch the sky.
(na na na na…)

…And touch the sky,…
Chase the wind, chase the wind…
Touch the sky.

Space (If I had a rocket)

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Space (If I Had a Rocket) [Lyrics]

To Follow…

Moon Medley [Lyrics]

Something has changed within me.
Something is not the same.
I’m tired of playing by
The rules of someone else’s game.

Too late for second guessing.
Too late to go back to sleep.
It’s time to trust my instincts,
Close my eyes and leap.

‘Cause you’re a sky, ‘cause you’re a sky full of stars.
I’m gonna give you my heart.
‘Cause you’re a sky, ‘cause you’re a sky full of stars.
‘Cause you light up the path
I don’t care, go on and tear me apart.
I don’t care if you do…oo-oo-oooh….oo-ooh!
‘Cause in a sky, ‘cause in a sky full of stars,
I think I saw you. [Repeat verse]

She packed my bags last night pre-flight,
I believe I can fly!
Zero hour,
I believe I can touch the sky, Nine A.M.,
I think about it every night and day,
And I’m gonna be high-igh-igh
Spread my wings and fly away.
As a kite by then.

I miss the earth so much, I miss my wife.
I believe I can so-ar!
It’s lonely out in space
On such a ti-i-imeless flight.

I believe I can fly-y-y-y!
And I think it’s gonna be a long, long time,
‘Til touch-down brings me round again to find
I’m not the man they I’m not the man they
think I am at ho-ome think I am at home,
oh no, no, no!
I’m a rocket man!
Rocket ma-an!
Rocket man, burning out his fuse up here alone.
Rocket ma-an!
Rocket man, burning out his fuse up here alone.

I believe I can fly All alone,
far from home.
I believe I can touch the sky. All alone,
Far from home.

Unlimited…my future is…unlimited.
And I’ve just had a vision almost like a prophecy…I know
It sounds truly crazy, and true the vision’s hazy,
But I swear someday I’ll be…

….Up in the sky, defying gravity.
Flying so-o high, defying gravity,
And soon I’ll match them in renown.
And no-bo-dy in all of Oz,
No wizard that there is or was,
Is ever gonna bring…me-e down!..
Oo-woh

It’s time to try…defy-…ing gravity.
I think I’ll try…defy-…ing gravity,
And you can’t pull me down.

Giant steps are what you take,
Walking on the moon.
I hope my legs don’t break,
Walking on the moon.
We could walk forever,
Walking on the moon.
We could live together,
Walking on, walking on the moon.

Walking back from your house,
Walking on the moon.
Walking back from your house,
Walking on the moon.
Feet, they hardly touch the ground,
Walking on the moon.
Feet, they hardly make no sound,
Walking on, walking on the moon.

The moon and you appear to be
So near and yet so far from me,
And here I am…on a night in June…
Reaching for the moon…and you.

I wonder if we’ll ever meet.
My song of love is incomplete.
I’m just the words… looking for the tune,…
Reaching for the moon…and you.
Blue moon,
Say it’s only a paper moon,
You saw me standing alone
Sailing over a cardboard sea,
Without a dream in my heart,
But it wouldn’t be make-believe
Without a love,
If you believed in me!
A love all of my own

Fly me to the moon and let me play among the stars,
Let me see what spring is like on Jupiter and Mars.
In other words, please be true,
In other words, I love you.

‘Cause you’re a sky, ‘cause you’re a sky full of stars.
I’m gonna give you my heart.
‘Cause you’re a sky, ‘cause you’re a sky full of stars.
‘Cause you light up the path
I don’t care, go on and tear me apart.
I don’t care if you do…oo-oo-oooh….oo-ooh!
‘Cause in a sky, ‘cause in a sky full of stars,
I think I saw you. [Repeat verse]

She packed my bags last night pre-flight,
I believe I can fly!
Zero hour,
I believe I can touch the sky,
Nine A.M.,
I think about it every night and day,
And I’m gonna be high-igh-igh
Spread my wings and fly away.
As a kite by then.

I miss the earth so much, I miss my wife.
I believe I can so-ar!
It’s lonely out in space
On such a ti-i-imeless flight.

I believe I can fly-y-y-y!
And I think it’s gonna be a long, long time,
‘Til touch-down brings me round again to find
I’m not the man they
I’m not the man they

think I am at ho-ome
think I am at home,
oh no, no, no!
I’m a rocket man!
Rocket ma-an!
Rocket man, burning out his fuse up here alone.
Rocket ma-an!
Rocket man, burning out his fuse up here alone.

I believe I can fly
All alone,
far from home.
I believe I can touch the sky.
All alone,
Far from home.

Unlimited…my future is…unlimited.
And I’ve just had a vision almost like a prophecy…I know
It sounds truly crazy, and true the vision’s hazy,
But I swear someday I’ll be…

….Up in the sky, defying gravity.
Flying so-o high, defying gravity,
And soon I’ll match them in renown.
And no-bo-dy in all of Oz,
No wizard that there is or was,
Is ever gonna bring…me-e down!..
Oo-woh!

Flying Free [Lyrics]

There is a place I call my own
Where I can stand by the sea
And look beyond the things I’ve known
And dream that I might be free;
Like the bird above the trees,
Gliding gently on the breeze;
I wish that all my life I’d be
Without a care and flying free.

But life is not a distant sky
Without a cloud, without rain,
And I can never hope that I
Can travel on without pain.
Time goes swiftly on its way;
All too soon we’ve lost today.
I cannot wait for skies of blue
Or dream so long that life is through.

So life’s a song that I must sing, (so life’s a song…)
A gift of love I must share.
And when I see the joy it brings, (and when I see…)
My spirits soar through the air.
Like that bird up in the sky,
Life has taught me how to fly.
For now I know what I can be
And now my heart is flying free. Oooh

The Music’s Always There with You [Lyrics]

Ev’ry morning will soon turn into evening
And springtime will soon turn into fall;
Ev’ry mem’ry must fade…like a passing parade

And youth become a time you just recall.
But the good times together seem so magical;
Like music that lasts your whole life through;
When it’s ended, it never really dies away…
‘Cause the music’s always there with you.

Ev’ry new day could be a time of harmony
If people could only be in tune:
All the visions you could share,
Magic castles in the air
Seem to fade away and vanish all too soon.

But the magic you share when you make music
Won’t leave you when the time has come to part;
And it feels like you never have to say goodbye (Mmmm…)
‘Cause the music’s always there…in your heart.
Aaaah
Aaaah
Aaaah
Aaaah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
But the magic you share when you make music
Won’t leave you when the time has come to part:
And it feels like you never have to say goodbye, (Mmmm…)
‘Cause the music’s always there…
‘Cause the music’s always there…
The music’s always there…in your heart!

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