The past ten years - best bits

by Emma Forman

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released November 4, 2011

All tracks written and performed by Emma Forman
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Emma Forman is a singersongwriter based in Scotland
In 2001 Emma performed her first solo acoustic gig, and has since gone on to carve out a reputation for herself as a fine much in demand singer songwriter. She has been compared with artists like PJ Harvey and Suzanne Vega. she has supported Fish, Frank Turner, James Grant, Julie Matthews, Astrid Williams, and many more ... more

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Track Name: A little more time
What do you do when Romeo turns out to a player
thrill seeking using you when we spend our lives dreaming of the right one, so afraid they will pass us by?
What do you do when Romeo's kiss turns out to be incurable?
What do you do when the price of love is that high?

If only I had a little more time I'd travel the whole wide world with you
If only I had a little more time I swear that I'd be good
If only I had a little more time I'd make you smile everyday
If only I had a little more time I'd spend it all, all with you
I'd spend it all, all with you
I'd spend it all, all with you

If you could see the future
would you be able to hold it all together in your everyday life?
Could you walk down the street with a smile on your face
knowing it's your last day
Or press send when you know your pleas for help will be ignored?
yeah you know your pleas for help will be ignored


If only I had a little more time I'd travel the whole wide world with you
If only I had a little more time I swear that I'd be good
If only I had a little more time I'd make you smile everyday
If only I had a little more time I'd spend it all, all with you

If only I had a little more time I'd travel the whole wide world with you
If only I had a little more time I swear that I'd be good
If only I had, if only I had a little more time
If only I had, if only I had a little more time
Track Name: Your Heart, in my hands
You seem so unsure of what you want
like you are trying to find something you lost
don't be so sad, we can fix this
stop looking back, the past is the past

it'll be alright, you don't need to worry
it'll be alright
cause I'd never stray
cause I'd never stray
your heart is safe in my hands
I'd never stray
I'd never stray
I'd never stray
your heart is safe in my hands



take a deep breath, find where you are
don't you worry, it'll be fine
If I have to wait then I will wait
standing by your side, you're never alone

I'd never stray
I'd never stray
I always stay

I'd never stray
I'd never stray
your heart is safe
I'd never stray
I'd never stray
I'd never stray
your heart is safe
I'd never stray


your heart is safe
your heart is safe
I'd never stray

your heart is safe
your heart is safe
I'd never stray
Track Name: still waiting on your reply
You keep me waiting, you keep me hesitating
looking so confused, badly all abused
I never noticed my hands are shaking
I really wanted you, it's not a joke
Now that said, I'm waiting on your reply
reply, think I'm never get
Wait, wait
I'm waiting on your reply
Yeah, the one I'm never gonna get

I'm waiting on your reply
still waiting, still waiting
I'm waiting on your reply
still waiting, still waiting
I'm waiting on your reply
still waiting, still waiting
I'm waiting on your reply
still waiting, still waiting

What's this about?
You've got me in a mess
All I really want is one line from you
All you ever do is turn up and leave
You really mess with me, you really mess with me

And I'm still waiting on your reply
still waiting, still waiting
I'm waiting on your reply
still waiting, still waiting
I'm waiting on your reply
still waiting, still waiting
I'm waiting on your reply
still waiting, still waiting
I'm waiting on your reply
still waiting, still waiting
I'm waiting on your reply
still waiting, still waiting

How long do you want me to hang on the line for?
How long do you want me to blankly stare at the screen?

Oh I said I'm waiting on your reply
still waiting, still waiting
I'm waiting on your reply
still waiting, still waiting
I'm waiting on your reply
still waiting, still waiting
I'm waiting on your reply
still waiting, still waiting
Track Name: Cavity
You treat love like a game you've gotta win
must impress, must be the best at this
leave no stone unturned until you win

Like a dog thats got to get the bone
it don't belong to you but won't stop
until it's in your hands

I gave you all my love
I gave you all my love
there's nothing left but a cavity
I gave you all my love
I gave you all my love
there's nothing left but a cavity
I gave you all my love
I gave you all my love
there is nothing left but hollow space where my heart used to be
where my heart used to be
it's just a cavity
it's just a cavity
it's just a cavity in me
it's just a cavity
it's just a cavity
it's just a cavity in me

Your love feels like an infectious disease
You are both the cause and cure of it
I'm running out of time
going out my mind
Just wanna hold one more time
Just need to hold you one more time
Just got to hold one more time
Just need to hold you one more time

I gave you all my love
I gave you all my love
there's nothing left but a cavity
I gave you all my love
I gave you all my love
there's nothing left but a hollow space
where my heart used to be
where my heart used to be
it's just a cavity
it's just a cavity
it's just a cavity in me
it's just a cavity
it's just a cavity
it's just a cavity in me
it's just a cavity
it's just a cavity
it's just a cavity in me
it's just a cavity
it's just a cavity
it's just a cavity in me

I gave you all my love
I gave you all my love
there's nothing left but a cavity

I gave you all my love
I gave you all my love
there is nothing left but hollow space where my heart used to be
a hollow space where my heart used to be
Track Name: Love Manual
some say I'm mysterious
others say I'm intimdating
but they are all wrong I'm fascinating
I'm what you've been waiting for
I'm the real deal, I'm the real deal

I'll be your love manual
I'll make sure you get it right tonight
I'll be your love manual
I'll make sure you get it right tonight
You can relax, relax, relax
You can relax, relax, relax
cause you're in safe hands
cause you're in safe hands

Don't be embarrassed everybody needs a little help sometimes
There is a lot of pressure to be perfect
Hardly anyone makes the grade
You've got to understand I want it all and I want it right now

I'll be your love manual
I'll make sure you get it right tonight
I'll be your love manual
I'll make sure you get it right tonight
You can relax, relax, relax
You can relax, relax, relax
cause you're in safe hands
cause you're in safe hands


You might be alone in the morning
You might be alone in the morning
but right now you have company
yeah right now you can have me


I'll be your love manual
I'll make sure you get it right tonight
I'll be your love manual
I'll make sure you get it right tonight
You can relax, relax, relax
You can relax, relax, relax
cause you're in safe hands
cause you're in safe hands
cause you're in safe hands
Track Name: In Her Eyes
All these questions be unanswered
Oh so hard to say exactly what you mean
Oh suspicion you stay real close but i'll take your word for it

Does she know that my heart is breaking?
Can she feel it when I look in her eyes?
Does she know my heart is breaking?
Can she feel it when I look in her eyes?
Does she know?

Oh where do we go from here?
Spinning round out of control it's clear
Send me clear instructions
Send me a guide to your heart
Cos I don't know where I stand
I feel shipwrecked oh so stranded

Does she know that my heart is breaking?
Can she feel it when I look in her eyes?
Does she know that my heart is breaking?
Can she feel it when I look in her eyes?
No matter how i try to hide it my heart is breaking
No matter how I try to hide it my heart is breaking

Does she know that?
And would she care?
oh chained up in silence there's no escaping
Does she know my heart is breaking?
Does she know when I look in her eyes?
Does she know my heart my heart is breaking?
Does she know when I look in her eyes?
Track Name: Hey Now Lover
Hey now lover you keep dreaming that you were free
We both know you are no longer in love with me
Hey now lover please don't cry I'm going do
What I should have do such a long time ago
I'll set you free so go be free
Cos I wanna give you your smile no matter what it costs me

Oh hey now lover go on be free
I'll give you your smile back no matter what it cost me

Our past is over but your future is yet to start
And you go line dancing in every single bar
And please don't forget me if you need me anytime
But hey now lover I've made up my mind

hey now lover I'm setting you free
hey now lover go on be free
Oh baby I'll give you your smile no matter what it costs me
hey now lover go go be free
oh hey now lover have a smile on me
And don't you ever shed a tear
Oh hey now lover I'm setting you free
Please go dancing any night you please

For my love is making you grow cruel
I don't want to feel this saddness
so run riot and do what you do
I don't wanna be the one that tamed you

So hey now lover I'll set you free
Oh hey now lover do as you please
Oh hey now lover I'm letting you go
but know my lover, you should know
you're the one I wished I could keep
You're the one

but hey now lover I'm setting you free
Oh hey now lover
Track Name: Stuck in limbo
I'm not the prettiest girl around
I'm not the nicest one you could find
It's true, it's true that I'm trouble
and I won't apologise
but I've made up made and you just won my lottery

We're stuck in limbo cos I realise that I want you
We're stuck in limbo cos I realise that I want you

No it's no that makes you attractive to me
No it's not that you ignore my advances
No it's not that that drives me nuts
No it's not at all, it's not, honestly not
that I find you quiet attractive
Oh honestly not


We're stuck in limbo cos I realise that I want you
We're stuck in limbo cos I realise that I want you
We're stuck in limbo cos I realise that I want you

I might not be prettiest girl for sure
I might not be nicest girl you've found
but I'm mad for you, yeah I'm mad for you, yeah I'm mad for you, really mad for you
oh I'm mad for you, yeah I'm mad for you, I can't get enough, can't get enough of you
can't get enough, no I can't get enough of you
can't get enough, can't get enough, can't get enough of you



Cos We're stuck in limbo cos I realise that I want you
Yeah We're stuck in limbo cos I realise that I want you
We're stuck in limbo cos I realise that I want you
Yeah We're stuck in limbo cos I realise that I want you
We're stuck in limbo cos I realise that I want you
Track Name: Next to mine
In crowded nightclubs we are looking for someone
Sometimes we are looking for anyone
It is love we all truely desire
I'll give you something to quench that fire
I'll show you love
I'll show you love

Move your body next to mine
I wanna love you all night long
Move your body next to mine
I wanna feel you all night long
Move your body next to mine
I wanna hold you all night long
I'll show you love

Beautiful people doing ugly things
We fight the war against sin
Bring me passion and I will surrender
I will surrender

Move your body next to mine
I wanna love you all night long
Move your body next to mine
I wanna feel you all night long
Move your body next to mine
I wanna hold you all night long
I'll show you love
I'll show you love

Vision and blindness leave me speechless
I'll show you something like no other will do
I'll show you love
I'll show you love
I'll show you love
I'll show you love
I'll show you love
Track Name: Chocolate and Red Wine
You were my older lover and promised me a house in country
and a life of luxury and I was flattered
so I belived your patter,I believed your lies
I believed, I believed, I believed in you

And you brought me chocolate and red wine everytime you played away
Yeah, you brought me chocolate and red wine
And no-one's ever brought me chocolate and red wine since
Oh no,no no, no-one's ever brought me chocolate and red wine since

Others have played but none were sweet as you were
For every sorry you said you brought a gift with you
I never really hated you
it's just after a while I got sick of the taste of chocolate and red wine

And you brought me chocolate and red wine everytime you played away
Yeah, you brought me chocolate and red wine
And no-one's ever brought me chocolate and red wine since
Oh no,no no, no-one's ever brought me chocolate and red wine since


Yeah, no-one's ever brought me chocolate and red wine since
Track Name: More straightforward
Wouldn't it be great if only it could be as simple as I like them they like me?
No more complications or aggravations just straightforward you like me and I like you
It would be great but it never is that way
Wouldn't it be fabulous if life was more straightforward than this?
Wouldn't it be just spot on if it was that easy?
Just walking in the supermarket and pick up the one you want to meet
If only it was as straightforward as running a bath
Oh if only it was a walk in the park

Oh If only I was lucky
If only I was lucky in love
If only I was lucky
If only I was lucky in love
If only I was lucky
If only I was lucky in love
If only I was lucky
If only I was lucky in love


Wouldn't it be more nice if they liked me and I liked them?
And not in a psycho way more in a nice gentle way
Wouldn't it be nice if there was no more mind games?
Wouldn't be nice if everybody just got on?
Wouldn't be great if we could all be friends?
Even those of us that have a hard time together

Oh if only I could be lucky
If only I could be lucky in love
If only I was lucky
If only I was lucky in love
If only I was lucky
If only I was lucky in love

Why doesn't nobody like me?
I'm always standing on my own
And I say, it's not that it bothers me
I quite like my own company
It's just, you know, this girl has needs
If only I was lucky
Track Name: Checking in
It's been ten years, ten years of this
I loved you truely but you always disguised what you felt
If it's true well baby let it show
Don't go wasting no more time on the circus sideshow

When you come round are you just checking to see that I'm still here?
That I survived your cruelty
Just checking that I'm still alive. Just checking that I survived
Just checking that I'm still alive. Just checking that I survived your cruelty

Are you gonna torture me some more or, or set me free?
It seems like freedom is a rumour that I never see
Cos I've been shackled to you for so long, tied up and it's all gone wrong
Just checking in to see that I'm still alive
Just checking that I survived your recent cruelty. Yeah I'm alive
Yeah I'm alive
Oh I survived, oh I'm alive
Oh I survived, yeah I'm alive
Oh I survived your cruelty
Oh I survived your cruelty so you thought you would check back and see I'm still alive
Oh I survived your cruelty
Oh I survived your cruelty and so you thought you would check back that I'm still alive
I'm alive
I'm alive
And I survived your cruelty, oh you wanted to see if I was still alive after all you've done to me
I'm still holding on
Track Name: Someone else
You wanted to know if I had any regrets
I gave the answer I thought you wanted to hear
but the truth is you're my one regret
Oh the truth is you're my one regret

Why couldn't I have loved someone who fought on my side?
Why couldn't I have loved anyone else?
Why couldn't I have loved somebody else?
Why couldn't I have loved anybody else?
Anyone but you would have been a kinder fate
Anyone but you and it wouldn't end this way

All my life I dreamt of love
I was a prisoner to all that I wanted
While the others went chasing for lust
Only in love would I bow for
Only for love would I bow for

Why couldn't I have loved anyone else?
Why couldn't I have loved somebody else?
Why couldn't I have loved anyone but you?
Oh anyone would have been a kinder fate

Forgiveness won't come for me
I pretend I'm okay when I'm not
My head is a mess and I can't keep it all together
Cos all I know is time is running out

Oh Why couldn't I have loved someone else?
Anybody else just not you
Oh why couldn't I have loved someone else?
Anybody else would have been a kinder fate than you
Oh why couldn't I have loved someone else?
Oh why couldn't I have loved someone else?
Oh why couldn't I have loved someone else?
Oh why couldn't I have spared myself this fate?
Track Name: Not like all the other girls
I don't take direct orders from anyone
I won't conform, I won't be led
Let's protest, let's rebel let's tell them all
the truth has become so disguised in this

I'm not like all the other girls, I'm a rebel
I'm not like all the other girls, I'm a rebel
I stand on my own always on the outside looking in
I'm a rebel, I'm a rebel

The whole country is in a state
a whole new generation gone to waste
No fancy gifts will impress me
I'm not maniplulated by corruption and greed

I'm not like all the other girls, I'm a rebel
I'm not like all the other girls, I'm a rebel
I stand on my own on the outside looking in
I'm a rebel, I'm a rebel

Mass manipulation in the press
they just sell you lies
Come on people have opinions and be free

I'm not like all the other girls, I'm a rebel
I'm not like all the other girls, I'm a rebel
I stand on my own on the outside always looking in
I'm a rebel, I'm a rebel

I'm not like all the other girls, I'm a rebel
I'm a rebel, I'm a rebel
I'm a rebel, I'm a rebel
Track Name: Love Spell
Cast your spell, hold me prisoner in the palm of your hand
don't set me free, do as you wish
Cast your spell on me

So say those words that must be said
And do what must be done to cast your spell on me
yeah say those words that must be said
And do what must be done to cast your spell on me

to keep prisoner to your charms
to keep me captive at your hands
cast your spell on me


your legacy is one of love tainted by your need for lust
breaking hearts and gently piecing them together again
until the cycle repeats but maybe I don't want to leave

So say those words that must be said
And do what must be done to cast your spell on me
Oh say those words that must be said
And do what must be done to cast your spell on me

to keep prisoner to your charms
to keep me captive at your hands
oh cast your spell on me

oh keep prisoner to your charms
oh keep me captive at your hands
oh cast your spell on me
Track Name: I'm glad I never married you
I tell myself when things get messed up, real messed up
It could have been much worse, it could have been much worse
It could be me sitting at home drinking all alone while you're off with other women every night
It could be much worse, it could be me all maxed up on my credit card living on the never never
hoping that I'll be dead by the time the debt collectors come round
hoping that I'll be dead by the time the debt collectors come round

Oh why couldn't I have loved someone else?
You're not worthy of my love
Oh why couldn't I have loved someone else?
At least I'm not your wife, it could have been much worse
Yeah at least I'm not your wife, it could have been much worse
Yeah at least I'm not married you
I'm glad I never married you

I'm glad I never married you
I'm glad I never married you

No good can come of your empire of deciet
You look so beautiful but you're so unsatifying
You should get done for false advertising
What's on the box ain't what you receive
What's on the box ain't what you receive
I've made some mistakes in my life but at least I never married you
At least I never married you

Oh why couldn't I have loved someone else?
You're not worthy of my love
Oh why couldn't I have loved someone else?
You're not worthy of my love
At least I'm not your wife, it could have been much worse
Yeah at least I'm not your wife, it could have been much worse
Yeah at least I'm not married you
I'm glad I never married you

At least I'm not your wife, it could have been much worse
Yeah, it could have been much worse
it could have been much worse
At least I'm not married to you
Yeah, it could have been much worse
Track Name: Want
I tried to catch your eye but you seem to hide
Why are you running from me?
What is there to run from?
I just need to know
oh if I let you go
Will I get over it?
Or will I always come back to this?

Cause I just want your love
Cause I just want your love
I just want your love, your love
I just want your love, your love
I just want your love, your love
I just want your love, your love
I just want your love
I just want your love
I just need your love
I just want your love

Oh I could go back to my room in this hotel and dream of you
but I have you right infront of me
Oh baby don't wonder maybe, oh I think, it could work
let me show

I just want your love, your love
I just want your love, your love
I just want your love, your love
I just want your love, your love
I just want your love, your love
I just want your love, your love
I just want your love, your love
I just need your love

Want your love, your love
Need your love, your love
I just want your love, your love
I just need your love, your love
I just want your love, your love
I just need your love, your love
Track Name: What a shame
Oh what a shame we both said it would be forever
You're the closest I've came to getting married
You're the closest I've came to starting a family
Oh what a shame it seems like a better idea to you
Just to completely destroy me

Oh what a shame true love don't work out
Oh what a shame true love is unemployed
It's like the rest of the UK
Unemployed and waiting on giro day
Oh oh oh what a shame
What a shame true love don't work out

And what a shame I've waited
And what a shame I've waited for you
Oh what a shame I guess true love don't work out
Oh what a shame I guess true love is unemployed
Waiting on giro day like rest of the UK
True love is unemployed
What a shame I guess true love don't work out
What a shame
Just waiting on giro day
What a shame I guess true love don't work out, it's unemployed

What a shame I guess true don't work out
Oh what a shame true love is unemployed
What a shame waiting on giro day
what a shame
True love don't work out, yeah
Track Name: Dear Romeo
Oh what a shame we both said it would be forever
You're the closest I've came to getting married
You're the closest I've came to starting a family
Oh what a shame it seems like a better idea to you
Just to completely destroy me

Oh what a shame true love don't work out
Oh what a shame true love is unemployed
It's like the rest of the UK
Unemployed and waiting on giro day
Oh oh oh what a shame
What a shame true love don't work out

And what a shame I've waited
And what a shame I've waited for you
Oh what a shame I guess true love don't work out
Oh what a shame I guess true love is unemployed
Waiting on giro day like rest of the UK
True love is unemployed
What a shame I guess true love don't work out
What a shame
Just waiting on giro day
What a shame I guess true love don't work out, it's unemployed

What a shame I guess true don't work out
Oh what a shame true love is unemployed
What a shame waiting on giro day
what a shame
True love don't work out, yeah
Track Name: I Do Remember You
I'm so sorry I said the things I said
I didn't want to risk breaking something as beautiful as you
I remember dancing that night with you
I remember looking into those eyes and losing all the sense in me
and losing all the sense in me


You should know, I'm in love with you
Yeah you should know I'm love with you
Yeah you should know I'm love with you
Yeah you should know
I do remember you


You asked me not to break your heart but I did
And I'm so sorry for all that
Oh I'm so sorry cos I broke my own heart
when I broke yours

And You should know, I'm in love with you
Yeah you should know, I'm love with you
Yeah you should know, I'm love with you
Yeah you should know
I do remember you, yeah you should know
I do remember you, yeah you should know
I want you to know that I remember you

You should know that I'm in love with you, oh oh oh
Yeah you should know that I'm love with you
Yeah you should know that I'm love with you
Yeah you should know, oh oh oh
I do remember you