Song Lyrics

Zak Martin has collaborated musically and creatively with some of the world's most highly acclaimed singers and musicians, particularly in his native Ireland, and he has written and co-written hundreds of songs and musical compositions. Artists he has advised, performed with, or collaborated creatively with have included Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy), Phil Chevron (The Pogues, The Radiators from Space), Sam Obernik (Tim Deluxe, Linus Love, Tomcraft), Ton Ton Macoute (original band of Sinéad O'Connor) - and many others.
His songwriting covers a range of different genres, including pop, rock, grunge, country, folk, blues, jazz and classical.
Below is a small selection of Zak Martin's compositions.





A Million Miles Away

You've got that faraway look in your eyes again
I call your name, but you don't hear
I'm reaching out to find you time and time again
So far away, and yet so near

But you don't notice me
And you don't hear a word I say
You're not listening to me
You're too far away
Too far away

You'd be surprised if you knew
How much I think about you
I count you in my wildest schemes
You love me in my wildest dreams
You're close to my heart every day
Why are you a million miles away?
Oh why are you a million miles away?

I see that faraway look in your eyes again
I'm here with you, but you're on your own
with every day it's getting harder to pretend
I should have known, I should have known

But you don't notice me
And you don't hear a word I say
You're not listening to me
You're too far away
Too far away

You'd be amazed if I said
All of the things in my head
I think about you night and day
But I can't find the way to say
How much I want you close to me
Why are you a million miles away?
Why are you a million miles away?

© Zak Martin


_________________________________________________

Una Gibney cover (Polygram Ireland).


Sarah Murray cover.


Telescope

I search the heavens with my telescope
The past surrounds me but I live in hope
As far as I can see the sky is blue
This talk of distance makes me think of you

I search the heavens with my telescope
The universe is my kaleidoscope
But as I watch the stars I realize
That I would rather watch the stars in your eyes

CHORUS:
The lights are on across the universe
There must be somebody at home
If I could find a face in every star
Without you I would be alone
Alone star gazing
Alone star gazing

© Zak Martin


_________________________________________________

Wide Awake In Tokyo

Wide awake in Tokyo
Waiting for your call
Five o'clock inside my head
Midnight on the wall

Through the streets of Tokyo
Searching for your face
Are you gone forevermore
Lost without a trace?

High and low, for a face among the millions
Would I know if you passed this way before
Like a flame I am floating on a river
Will the river take me to my destiny?

(CHORUS)

© Zak Martin


_________________________________________________

Wild

It's plain as anything can be
That you bring out the beast in me
The things you say, the things you do
I'm animal passionate over you

This metamorphosis isn't me
I'm totally different, usually
My teeth are sharp, my nails are tough
I hope you like it
Ruff, ruff, ruff
One lovesick dog out on the prowl
I gaze up at your window and howl

I'm wild
Wild
Wild over you
I'm crazed
Amazed
My hair is raised
Over you

The moon is full and I feel strange
Excuse me while I go and change
You're heaven scent
So very sweet
What is that potion you secrete?

We'll have such fun, just me and you
With cannibalistic things to do
So tell me when you've had enough
I know you like it
Ruff, ruff, ruff

(CHORUS)

© Zak Martin


_________________________________________________

The Colleens perform Your Eyes Are Dead at the Rock Garden.


Your Eyes Are Dead

Your eyes are dead
They hold no secret fire
No sign of love
No trace of passion or desire

Your heart is cold
As cold as any stone
Through crowded streets you walk
And you're alone

You don't care
Feel no sorrow
Walk away
I will not follow

I remember you with summer in your eyes
Another time, another place
It breaks my heart to see you now, and how you've changed
I hardly recognise your face
You are a stranger to me
You send a shiver through me
I hardly recognise your face

© Zak Martin


_________________________________________________

The Invisible Man

When you have your friends for tea
You never seem to notice me
I close my eyes and count to three
I'm the invisible man

When I call you on the phone
You never seem to be at home
And when you are you're not alone
I'm the invisible man

Now you see me, now you don't
Your attention wavers
Do you love me, do you don't you
Do me any favours

When we go out on a date
Why am I the one to wait
While you arrive a half hour late
I'm the invisible man

© Zak Martin


_________________________________________________



The Word

There is a wall
Between you and me
A wall made of steel
You cannot see

There is a door
You hold the key
Come into my world
Liberate me
Liberate me
Liberate me
(You be the one to set me free)

What is it gonna take to?
So long without a breakthrough
You only have to say the word
To break the silence of my love
You only have to say the word

There is a road
Runs through my dreams
I know where it goes
And where it has been
I call down the moon
Gaze at the sun
Talk to the stars
You are the one
You are the one
You are the one

(Chorus)

© Zak Martin


_________________________________________________



Lies

I love you baby
You know I'd do
Anything in the world for you
So why oh why do you tell me them lies
When you know I can tell by the look in your eyes

Ain't got no secrets honey
Like you do
I know you got something cookin'
And I know by lookin' at you

You're tellin' me lies
Nothing but lies
Telling me lies, lies, lies, lies
You ain't tellin' me nothin' but lies
Ain't tellin' me nothin' but lies

Who do you think you're fooling?
I can read you like a book
And if you think you're gonna keep me hangin' around
Well babe I hate to tell you but you're out of luck
You tell me lies
Nothing but lies
Tellin' me lies, lies, lies, lies
You ain't tellin' me nothing but lies
You ain't telling me nothing but lies.

© Zak Martin


_________________________________________________

The Colleens perform The Moon and the Stars at the Rock Garden.


The Moon and the Stars

Magic and miracles
Love without end
You try to believe
But the best you can do is pretend

Moment to moment
Day after day
You're reaching for something
But everything gets in the way

You're solid as a rock
Both feet on the ground
But when the wind blows
Nothing's gonna hold you down

You're waiting for an answer
That's never gonna come
Searching for a reason
When you know there isn't one

The moon and the stars
Will fall from the sky
And time will pass
In the blink of an eye

The moon and the stars
Shadow and light
We cling to each other
In the dark night

© Zak Martin


_________________________________________________

You Don't Love Me Now

Everything comes around full circle
This is where I came in
Everything takes time
Time takes everything

Once you loved everything about me
Couldn't make a move without me
You said you'd always be mine
I said forever is a long time
Forever is a long time

You don't love me now
You don't love me now
I can feel it when you touch me
I can feel it
I can feel it

And you are drifting away
You are drifting away
You are drifting and
I don't know if I can hold you
I don't know if I can hold you

You used to love everything about me
Couldn't make a move without me
You said you'd always be mine
I said forever is a long time
Forever is a long time

You don't love me now
You don't love me now
I can see it in your eyes
I can see it
I can see it

And you are drifting away
You are drifting away
You are drifting and
I don't know if I can take it
I don't know if I can take it

© Zak Martin


_________________________________________________

Step Into The Light

Dance
Step into the light
The stars are out tonight
You're a star in your own right

Life
Is nothing but a dance
There'll be no second chance
Make your move
Seize your moment tonight

Get on your feet
Synchronize with the beat
Now you're in the groove
Down on the beach
They'll be partying into the night
Just for tonight
You can be anybody you want to be
Get on your feet
Get in time with the rhythm and...

Dance
Step into the light
The stars are out tonight
You're a star in your own right

© Zak Martin


_________________________________________________



The Devil and the Gin

My daddy was a righteous man
He taught me right from wrong
And if he laid a hand on me
It was to make me strong

My momma taught me how to act
In the company of boys
At sweet sixteen I'd never been kissed
An' I still had all my toys

But I sold my soul to the devil last night
An' I'm bound to burn in hell
His eyes were blue
He was six foot two
So I threw in my body as well

The devil made me do it ma
The devil and the gin
The devil made me do it ma
And now I'm lost in sin
Now I'm lost in sin

I left my home and family
When I was seventeen
To work up in the city
For the telephone company

I tried to fight the good fight ma
I tried to conquer sin
Until I came to realize
Sometimes you just can't win

So I sold my soul to the devil last night
An' I'm bound to burn in hell
His eyes were blue
He was six foot two
So I threw in my body as well

The devil made me do it ma
The devil and the gin
The devil made me do it ma
And now I'm lost in sin
Now I'm lost in sin

I know you raised me to believe
That evil doesn't pay
But city lights and lonely nights
Can lead a girl astray

And then he came into my life
And his love set me free
He showed me I could be someone
I never thought I'd be

(Chorus)

© Zak Martin


_________________________________________________

Don't Say Too Much

Don't say too much
No don't be sorry
Just hold me like
There's no tomorrow
Who needs tomorrow
You're mine tonight

No holding back
Don't keep your distance
Tonight I feel
Like I know you forever
Don't I know you forever?
I think I know you

Tonight is all or nothing
And nothing is forever
Don't be afraid to be afraid
Don't give me all that clever

Talk to me like a lover
Talk to me with your eyes
Don't say a word, I don't wanna hear words
Your body can tell no lies

© Zak Martin


_________________________________________________

Time Was

Time was when you and I
Could look each other in the eye
And never have to turn away
Or think of something meaningless to say

Time was when skies were blue
The sun would always make it through
And love would always find a way
But this is now, and that was yesterday

(Instrumental)

© Zak Martin


_________________________________________________




Home | About Zak Martin | Press Comments | Holistic Centre | Courses | Profiling | Consultations | Facebook | Contact
Twitter Page | Image Tweets | Amazon Page | Unsolved Crimes | UK Psychics | Test Your Psi-Q | Holistic Spain Network