LOVE. LIFE. UKULELE.

by Sophie Madeleine

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released 01 March 2009

Sophie Madeleine - Vocals, Backing Vocals, Guitar, Ukulele, Keys, Glockenspiel, Melodica, Organ, Percussion.

All tracks written by Sophie Ball except "I Just Can't Stop Myself (From Writing Love Songs About You)" written by Blain Weller and Sophie Madeleine.. Piano provided by Blain Weller. Male vocal by Jack Frankland.

"Not Worth The Pieces" Trumpet played by "Little" Steve Clarke

"When New Year Comes Around" Flute provided by Carla Snell.

"Wave Goodbye" Cello by Victoria Wadey

All tracks produced, mixed, and mastered by Sophie Madeleine at Sophieland Studios in Englandshire.

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Track Name: Take Your Love With Me (The Ukulele Song)
I could navigate the ocean in a homemade boat
and fly across the desert on a ten pound note.
I could do most anything if everywhere I go
I could take your love with me.

I could tame the wildest animals with just one stare.
I'd even take my chances with a polar bear.
I could be in mortal danger but I wouldn't care
If I could take your love with me.

And so you made me a promise
that you would always be around.
and you would stay true and honest
because I need you in my pocket,
in my heart and in my head,
so I just had to find a way to take you everywhere I went.

and so you bought a ukulele with a message inside
that I should always have it with me never leave it behind
And now everywhere I play it I will keep you in mind
so I can take your love with me.
And I can take your love with me
Track Name: I Just Can't Stop Myself (From Writing Love Songs About You)
Doo doo doo doo doo doo..

So I sat down on my bed, got my guitar out of it's case,
and I tried to write a song about a man who fell from grace.
But I couldn't seem to manage.
No the words weren't ringing true.
And I just can't stop myself from writing love songs about you.

Then I tried to sing a tune that I was taught when I was young.
Oh the melody was sweet enough, but the words came out all wrong.
'Cause my head is just so heavy with you stuck in there like glue.
And I just can't stop myself from singing love songs about you.

Who wants to hear another song about your face?
About the kisses from your lips, or just some other old cliche?

Doo doo doo doo doo doo..

Now I'm trying hard to stop you running circles in my brain.
But every lyric that I hear contains the letters of your name.
Since you left me all I think of is the music we once knew,
and I just can't stop myself from hearing love songs about you.
Track Name: The Knitting Song
I'm going to knit myself a sweater.
A sweater that will keep me warm at night.
Just how many days here must I weather?
Just biding my time...
'cause when I call you on the phone,
I'm still lost, I'm still alone.
Who's going to make it right? (Oooh wah ooh)
Who's going to make it right? (Oooh wah ooh)

I'm going to write myself a letter.
A letter that will make me feel alright.
I'll read it to myself five times or seven.
But I can't deny
I'm going to need a little more than just some thought that I adore to keep me warm at night. (Oooh wah ooh)
To keep me warm at night. (Oooh wah ooh)

Nine days don't amount to much when you cross them off a wall.
And I thought I was out of luck 'til you came along and made me fall.
Now there's nothing more to say, since you left and gone away.
And I just don't think I'll get through the night.

Because I need a little more than just some thought
that I adore to keep me warm at night. (Oooh wah ooh)
Oh keep me warm at night. (Oooh wah ooh)

Because I need a little more than just some thought that I adore to keep me warm at night. (Oooh wah ooh)
Oh keep me warm at night. (Oooh wah ooh)
Track Name: Who Will Buy?
I'm surrounded by chocolate and those trashy magazines about uninteresting people who pretend to live the dream.
And I'm bored and I am restless in this shop that's selling me.
So they've put me back on sale, now it's buy one get one free.

So who will buy?
who will buy?
who will buy me?

Can you assure me that you'll always adore me?
'Cause there's no money back guarantee.
It's the same old story they all look but can't afford me.
And it seems I'm always sitting slightly out of reach.

So who will buy?
who will buy?
who will buy me?

So won't you save me from myself here on the shelf just getting old.
Because I'm growing tired of watching everybody else get sold.
Well I can't promise you nothing 'cept a hand for you to hold,
and a body to lie next to, warm you up when you are cold.

So will you buy?
will you buy?
will you buy me?
Track Name: Not Worth The Pieces
There's a place on your neck that I covet
over which there are wars won and lost.
And the smile on your face how I love it.
Oh I treasure almost everything you've got.

But that's not nearly enough
to bargain with my love.
No they're not worth the pieces of
my broken heart.

There's a place in my head where you wander
and there are clouded scenes of the past.
I must say these are dreams I am fond of
since our present is so sorry in contrast.

But that's not nearly enough
to bargain with my love.
No they're not worth the pieces of
my broken heart.

So please don't ask to stay.
No please don't ask to stay.

'Cause you're not nearly enough
to bargain with my love.
No you're not worth the pieces of
my broken heart.
Track Name: You Are My Favourite
Oh it's sitting on the tip of my tongue
as we're quietly strolling along.
I've been meaning to tell you for so long now
that it's got me stuck in a hold somehow.
You're looking me right in the eye.
We stop still and the world rushes by
and as I struggle to hide it inside I find that
I lack the courage to tell you.
And all I can manage to say is

"You are by far my favourite.
and I've been thinking it's about time that you knew.
That you are by far my favourite.
And I hope that I'm by far your favourite too."

You're looking at me ever so strange.
I guess it's time I should really explain.
You see I'm ever so glad that I met you now
I'm constantly being amazed at how you
make all my troubles dissolve.
Every kiss leaves me wanting another and my
heart hits the floor when I see you.
And I feel so sure when I say that

"You are by far my favourite.
And I've been thinking it's about time that you knew.
That you are by far my favourite.
And I hope that I'm by far your favourite too."

So will you forgive this stuttering fool?
This mess of a girl? Oh, please don't be cruel.

'Cause you are by far my favourite.
And I've been thinking it's about time that you knew.
That you are by far my favourite.
And I hope that I'm by far your favourite too.
Track Name: One Kiss Too Many
I wake up alone each morning feel you by my side.
Bask in your warm glow before I'm no longer required.
No longer required.

Oh don't you worry, don't you fear.
No. I don't mean to stay.
Just one kiss from you my dear and I'll be on my way.
And I'll be on my way.

But it's one kiss too many.
One sigh too loud.
One minute of your precious time that I am not allowed.

You say "It's ok my darling,
go at your own speed."
But I can hear a silent warning
in every word you speak.
In every word you speak.

'Cause it's one kiss too many.
One sigh too loud.
One minute of your precious time that I am not allowed.

Now come tonight you will be knocking at my door.
And you will smile and say you'll go if you could just have one kiss more.

But it's one kiss too many.
One sigh too loud.
One minute of my precious time that you are not.. the time.. that you are not allowed.
Track Name: When New Year Comes Around
You know they'll break you.
Yes they'll drag you out.
No matter how much you protest.
Oh you can cry and you can shout.
There's no omission.
'Cause it's tradition when new year comes around.

There'll be a party in someone else's house,
and you'll be sitting in the corner feeling sorry for yourself.
Now drown your sorrows until tomorrow when new year comes around.

Whatever happened to those times when me and you
would dance all night?
And sit and drink red wine. Just talking all the time until daylight.

And now you're lonely but standing in a crowd.
And you'll be thinking about how you should have never let me down.
I know you'll miss me and want to kiss me when new year comes around.

Whatever happened to those times when me and you
would dance all night?
And sit and drink red wine. Just talking all the time until daylight.

And now you're lonely but standing in a crowd.
And you'll be thinking about how you should have never let me down.
I know you'll miss me and want to kiss me when new year comes around.
When new year comes around.
Track Name: Wave Goodbye
I've never known tears like these before.
Stinging my face like a pepper spray.
Can't stop the flow it's a waterfall.
The current takes and I start to wash away.

I could drown if I stay here.
I could drown in my own tears.
So I'll float away on my box of souvenirs.
And I will wave goodbye my dear.

We never knew how to row our boat.
Spinning around so unevenly.
Soaking me through with your every stroke.
Until we found we were drifting hopelessly.

I could drown if I stay here.
I could drown in my own tears.
So I'll float away on my box of souvenirs.
And I will wave goodbye my dear.
Track Name: Hurry Locomotive
Take the train. Platform number seventeen.
It's already running late.
I find my seat. The crowded carriage in between.
Pack my bag beneath my feet.

Now as we're pulling out the station I feel a little kick inside.
And I'm wondering I am thinking just how am I going to heal this time.
'Til a thought crossed my mind.
'Bout how this sorry locomotive can bring me back to life.
Oh now hurry locomotive, take me home tonight.

It smells like the many who have sat here too.
On these seats of green and blue.
On my right a couple kissing need a room.
An old lady hums a tune.

Now as the tracks are slowly winding,
rolling through the countryside.
I am wondering I am thinking,
how long I've been away this time.
And I feel deep inside. I sigh.
While this sorry locomotive brings me back to life.
Oh now hurry locomotive take me home tonight.

I'm going back to where I started.
Where the people care but don't accuse.
I'm going back to where my heart is
on a chair built for two, without you.
Oh now hurry locomotive bring me back to life.
Oh now hurry locomotive take me home tonight.
Tonight. Tonight.