You Look Familiar

Released 2010

Track Listing (for lyrics, click on the song title)

  1. America
  2. People Say
  3. Heaven Knows
  4. Pretenders
  5. The Earth Turns
  6. Time of Your Life
  7. Eve's Revenge
  8. Dog Eat Dog
  9. Chime
  10. Walk Like Me

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Album Notes

Written, recorded and performed with Mary's son, Morgan Visconti. Lyrics and melodies by Mary, instrumentation and arrangements by Morgan. Additional vocals by Morgan and Jessica.

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Lyrics

Lyrics must not be reproduced whole or in part, for any purpose whatsoever, without the written permission of Mary Hopkin Music.

America

These Northern city streets are cold at night
It's morning and his eyes hurt from the white daylight
This young man has fallen by the wayside
Young man who's still looking on the bright side

Though he feels he's living in the wrong time
That he don't belong here
No sense of being part of any place

There's no one here to beg the boy to stay
So he heads down to the docks and he stows himself away

Now he's heading for a better life in America
Yeah he's bound to find a better life in America

Don't let him down
Poor boy from a dead end town
Don't let him down
Poor boy from a dead end town

And somewhere in this land of new beginnings
He's sure to make good
But he can't shake off the feeling

That he's living in the wrong time
And he don't belong
No sense of being part of any place

Now he's heading for a better life in America
Yeah he's bound to find a better life somewhere

Don't let him down
Poor boy from a dead end town
Don't let him down
Poor boy from a dead end town

Now he's heading for a better life in America
Yeah he's bound to find a better life in America
Now he's heading for a better life in America
Yeah he's bound to find a better life somewhere

To the top

Pretenders

Watch out for smooth talking saviours
The devil sends to tempt you
With sweet coated favours
So easy to be kind

Whoa
When you're feeling no pain
Better to be blind
Seeing nothing

Frightened and faint hearted travellers
On the final journey
Too bad that so many are lost along the way

But you and I together
Will find out those self fashioned heroes
Who pay for their pain
And give themselves away

So easy to be kind
When you're feeling no pain
Baby better to be blind
So we may never see the light

See the light
See the light

So easy to be kind
When you're feeling no pain
Baby better to be blind
So we may never see the light

But he with gentle hands
Will wipe the scales from your eyes
Now I see the change in you
Feel the change inside me

So easy to be kind
When you're feeling no pain
Baby better to be blind
So we may never see the light

To the top

Dog Eat Dog

A man goes into a bar
He's lost his job and his company car
Twenty years service and he's out on his ass
Now he's looking for solace in the bottom of a glass

The landlady gives him a smile
She says, 'Hey there Joe ain't seen you in a while
It's a working day so what you doing round here?'
She pretends not to notice as he wipes away a tear

The bar is full in the middle of the day
Plenty of others in the same sad way
A few beers later he can't feel a thing
And he lifts his glass and he starts to sing

It's a doggy dog world, it's a doggy dog world
It's a doggy doggy doggy doggy doggy dog world
It's a doggy dog world, it's a doggy dog world
It's a doggy doggy doggy doggy doggy dog world

Boo hoo hoo...

It's a doggy dog world...

He's falling apart at the seams
He's come to the end of all of his dreams
Life's just great when you're running with the pack
And your own best friends, they stab you in the back

It's dark outside and he's still drinking
No more pain, no more thinking
No one hears the last bell ring
As they lift their glasses, everybody sings

One two three

It's a doggy dog world...

To the top

Chime

When I wander off the track
Lose my head and lose my way
There's a voice that calls me back
Guides me through the darkest day

Chime...

I close my eyes to see
Cover my ears to hear

I close my mouth to speak
And find the light I seek

Chime...

And whenever pain and fear
Bar the way that seems so clear
Blind and groping for the light
Look for peace give up the fight
When forever looking down
Leaves you stranded on the ground
Now I close my eyes to see
Watch until I learn to be

When I wander off the track
There's a voice that calls me back
Guides me through the darkest day

I close my eyes to see
Cover my ears to hear

I close my mouth to speak
And find the light I seek

Love and respect we send
To you dearest friend

Love and respect we send
To you dearest friend

Chime...

To the top

Mary Hopkin Morgan Visconti You Look Familiar

'The Earth Turns'