From the recording Cold (for radio and media use)

Lyrics

This house by the sea, talks to me, like it did before
But you are not the same, you don’t speak my name, anymore
We walk the winding stairs, to separate rooms, separate chairs
October twenty three, another day, you pull away, from me

What happened in September? I can’t remember, when it changed
All my precious dreams and all my furnishings have been rearranged
Like a fire without heat, I feel obsolete, I feel so lost
My body is a chill, my touch is winterkill, my kiss is frost

CHORUS: Cold, so cold, I leave you cold, leave you so cold
Gone are dreams of us growing old, growing old, growing old

October twenty four, I walk the shore, of the Baltic Sea
The waves keep rolling on, and then they’re gone, just like your love for me
You sit alone, you think alone, when I come near you turn to stone
You close every door I open, and my name, still remains, unspoken

You sleep, you softly inhale, you exhale, I see your breath
Silently I lie awake, I feel my heart will break, but I’m as still as death
Memories fill the gloom, run across the room, like noiseless mice
The bed is rigid, this house is frigid, and I am - ice

CHORUS: Cold, so cold, I leave you cold, leave you so cold
Gone are dreams of us growing old, growing old, growing old

October twenty five, it seems that I’ve, lost another day
You’re pacing to and fro, by the piano, I used to play
There was a time the world was right, I made music for you in the night
Now the world has come undone, I touch the keys, and you freeze, like it’s a gun

The notes that my fingers play, take me far away, to a world that’s black
Memories that enslave and 40 feet of wave, they come rushing back
I swam alone in the night, far from sight, a fool so bold
A secret rendezvous with the deep blue that turned me -

CHORUS: Cold, so cold, So cold, I’m the Baltic Sea
A dream you’ll never hold, a tale told, a ghost story




3rd PART: My fingers lose their way, I hear the song still play, and you speak my name
I step from the piano, into shadow and you do the same
In the shadow, in the night, I wash over you like moonlight
You put your arms around me, and you shiver, like I’m a river, or the sea

One, two, three, one, two, three, dance with me
In the cold, cold house by the sea
One, two, three, one, two, three, dance with me
In the cold, cold house by the sea
One, two, three, one, two, three, dance with me
In the cold, cold house by the sea


October twenty nine, we’ve lost so much time, I don’t know the year
I know you’re growing old, I know you’re cold, ‘cause I am near
Once upon a time, our love followed a paradigm
Now it all brand new, yet it’s old and it’s cold, and it’s true

This house by the sea, talks to me, like in the past
But you are not the same, you forgot your name, and you’re fading fast
I feel a wintry chill, then you go still, like time has froze
A light fills your eyes, then it dies, and the wind blows

CHORUS: Cold, So cold, so cold, but now you’re free
Come home, your body’s old, your story’s told, come away with me

October is done, we’re both so young, in this new story
Your arm around my waist, as we embrace in the house by the sea – so cold

(music and lyrics by M. James)