"Emily" as written by and John Charles/desveaux Hampson....
Now Emily hides in a way
she is waiting for a
knight in shining armor
and I know that nothing I'd say
could make her see me
as a man of honor

but I am

now sometimes I wish she could see through
all the rain and clouds that fill her sky
and know that tomorrow brings with wings
of bird a song to fill her mind

and I am

oh yes I am

[Chorus:]
the one who can sing
all of the dreams
the one who can make them all come true
if she would believe
I'm down on my knees
but in my hands I hold

Now Emily stands at the door
a picture lies in pieces on the floor
the one where we walked on the beach
the wind blew waves
that crashed upon the shore
oh we are
forever more

[Chorus:]
the one who can sing
all of our dreams
the one who can make them all come true
if she would believe
I'm down on my knees
but in my hands I hold

everything that she wants
everything that should be
as far as her
big blue eyes could see
if she would believe
I'm down on my knees
but in my hands I hold

what do you want me to do
my head in my hands
I wait for the words
to come and make you understand
so tell me I'm right
tell me I touched you down
so deep inside

Now Emily hides in a way
she is waiting for a
knight in shining armor
and I know that nothing I'd say
can make her see me
as a man of honor

[Chorus:]
I'm the one who can sing
all of our dreams
the one who can make them all come true
if she would believe
I'm down on my knees
but in my hands I hold

everything that she wants
everything that should be
as far as her
big blue eyes could see

if she would believe
I'm down on my knees
but in my hands I hold

in my hands I hold
the ring


Lyrics submitted by sweet catastrophe

"Emily" as written by Johnny Mercer Johnny Mandel

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentI can't believe I'm the first to post. This song rocks! My dear sweet friend made me a cd. And sure enough some nine days songs were on it. She loves them. I saw them in concert once with SR71 and Vertical Horizon. Got my pic taken with the whole band. The lead guy gave me a guitar pick, and they all signed my cd. Really nice guys. It's awesome to talk to someone in person, then see them singing their hearts out on TV the next day. Quite exciting. Well, I guess that all means I like this song, so I'm gonna listen to it now. Adios all. I wanna see some more comments!
    SweetCatastrophieon July 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs. I'm not even that big of a Nine Days fan, but my best friend is named Emily and this kinda reminds me of her. That's why I love music, because it relates to my life.
    Speedy_Wooon July 02, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is all about me!! rock on!! :)
    i just wish there WAS a guy who actually thought this about me...
    em_fataleon November 27, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti cant belive theres like no comments!! nine days is truly and AWESOME band...by far one of my favoritess....this is also a great song, although its not my favorite. the meaning of this song is pretty easy to figure out...but they left like the most important line of the song outt!! at the very end it says ''in my hands i hold...
    in my hands i hold...
    in my hands i hold the ring'' but yea hes proposing to her...great song.
    Thomasx3on June 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song! It's so sweet! Also...my name is Emily...
    And yeah, they left out the last line:

    "In my hands I hold...the ring!"

    Awesome song. Too bad more people don't know about Nine Days' other songs besides "Story of a Girl"...
    sonicemion June 30, 2008   Link

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