Russell Watson — The Alchemist lyrics

(Lyrics and music by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy)

In the desert where almost nothing grows
You'll find the most beautiful rose
Takes it's name from Jericho
A miracle of life
I know a place I can't deny
Where even a Jericho rose would die
The desert of your heart's where I am trying to survive

Can't control this
Can't let go this
Feeling is all I have
I know that...

I could build a tower out of steel and stone
But trying to build a bridge to you
Is something I can't seem to do
If I could turn this dust to gold
You'd see it clearly
Trying to earn your love
Is just like trying to learn the art of alchemy

The measure of a woman's heart
Is just how deep and just how far
A secret can be kept
Till it is only distant memory
My emotions fall on stony ground
I wear them just like hand-me-downs
Because I know the secret is the love
That you have for me

I can't believe
Can hardly breathe
Without you by my side
I know that...
I could build a tower out of steel and stone....

How could life be the same
If I find I loved in vain
The dream I have every night
Is to wake with you by my side

I could build a tower out of steel and stone....
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Songwriters: BARLOW/KENNEDY
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