B i o g r a p h y
 (by John Bush)

Belying his status as a narcoleptic slacker icon, Badly Drawn Boy proved himself a tireless pop songwriter, with arrangements that reflect a great deal of creativity. Born Damon Gough, he began recording after meeting the like-minded Andy Votel at a Manchester nightclub. The pair formed the Twisted Nerve label, and Gough debuted as Badly Drawn Boy with an EP and several singles. The recordings dovetailed nicely with the experimentalist pop fringe of artists like Scott 4 and the Beta Band, and the attendant media hype allowed him to guest alongside Thom Yorke, Richard Ashcroft, and Mike D on 1997's celebrity-filled UNKLE LP Psyence Fiction.

Gough's 1999 single "Once Around the Block" grazed the British charts, while XL Recordings signed the pop auteur and released his debut album, The Hour of Bewilderbeast, in 2000. Just before its American release, the album earned another round of critical praise with Britain's vaunted Mercury Prize for Best Album. December 2000 brought the birth of his daughter. Author Nick Hornby was won over by his music and asked the singer to score the film being made of his book About a Boy. After that project, he moved away from music for a few months to work on new material.

After recording during most of 2002, Gough emerged that fall with Have You Fed the Fish? Two years later, he resurfaced with the simpler One Plus One Is One. Born in the U.K., a poppier collection of songs inspired by his childhood and (as the title suggests) Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A., arrived in fall 2006. The lukewarm reception that album earned caused Gough to take a break from making music, a hiatus he broke when he was asked to write songs for the film The Fattest Man in Britain. Those songs were released as Is There Nothing We Could Do? in 2009, followed in 2010 by Gough's seventh studio album, It's What I'm Thinking, Pt. 1: Photographing Snowflakes, which recalled the heights of The Hour of the Bewilderbeast. The soundtrack for 2012's Being Flynn, an adaptation of author Nick Flynn's memoirs Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, found Gough reuniting with About a Boy director Paul Weitz.




How Did I Get Here
- 1999-12-01 -



My Friend Cubilas (Instrumental)
I Need a Sign
Interlude (Instrumental)
Meet on the Horizon
Road Movie
Kerplunk by Candlelight (Instrumental)
It Came From The Ground
Outside is a light
Soul Attitude
Whirlpool (Instrumental)
It Came from the Ground [Andy Votel Mix]


The Hour Of Bewilderbeast
- 2000-10-03 -

The Shining
Everybody's Stalking
Bewilder (Instrumental)
Fall In A River
Camping Next To Water
Stone On The Water
Another Pearl
Body Rap
Once Around The Block
This Song
Bewilderbeast (Instrumental)
Magic In The Air
Cause A Rockslide
Pissing In The Wind
Blisted Heart (Instrumental)
Disillusion
Say It Again
Epitaph


About a boy
- 2002-04-23 - OST

Exit Stage Right (Instrumental)
A Peak You Reach
Something To Talk About
Dead Duck (Instrumental)
Above You, Below Me
I Love NYE (Instrumental)
Silent Sigh
Wet, Wet, Wet (Instrumental)
River, Sea, Ocean
S.P.A.T (Instrumental)
Rachel'
s Flat (Instrumental)
Walking Out Of Stride
File Me Away
A Minor Incident
Delta (Little Boy Blues) (Instrumental)
Donna And Blitzen


Have You Fed The Fish
- 2002-11-05 -



Coming Into Land
Have You Fed The Fish?
Born Again
40 days 40 Fights
All Possibilities
I was wrong
You Were Right
Centrepiece (Instrumental)
How
The Further I Slide
Imaginary Lines
Using Our Feet
Tickets To What You Need
What Is It Now?

Bedside Story

 


One Plus One Is One
- 2004-06-21 -



One Plus One Is One
Easy Love
Summertime In Wintertime
This Is That New Song
Another Devil Dies
The Blossoms (Instrumental)
Year Of The Rat
Four Leaf Clover
Fewer Words
Logic Of A Friend
Stockport (Instrumental)
Life Turned Upside Down
Take The Glory
Holy Grail

Don't Ask Me, I'm Only The President (Bonus Track)

 


Born in the U.K.
- 2006-10-16 -

Swimming Pool
Born in the U.K.
Degrees of Separation
Welcome To The Overground
Journey From A To B
Nothing's Gonna Change Your Mind
Promises
The Way Things Used To Be
Without a Kiss
Long Way Round
Walk You Home
The Time of Times
One Last Dance


Is There Nothing We Could Do
- 2010-02-08 -



Opening Theme (Instrumental)
Is There Nothing We Could Do
A Gentle Touch (Instrumental)
All The Trimmings
Welcome Me To Your World
Guitar Medley
Is There Nothing We Could Do (Reprise)
Big Brian Arrives

Amy In The Garden (Instrumental)
Been There, Verified (Instrumental)
Just Look At Us Now
Wider Than A Smile
Piano Theme (Instrumental)
The Letter
I'll Carry On

It's What I'm Thinking
- 2010-10-04 - Part 1



In Safe Hands
The Order of Things
Too Many Miracles
What Tomorrow Brings
I Saw You Walk Away
It’s What I’m Thinking
You Lied
A Pure Accident
This Electric

This Beautiful Idea


Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

A Better Way
Black And White Dream
(Demo)
Bottle of tears
Celebrate
Chaos theory
Come On Eileen
Distant town
Donna And Blitzen
(1998 version)
Golden Days
I Love You All
It came from the ground
Jewel thief
Let The Sunshine In
My Names Not Down

No point in living
No Point In Living
(Reprise)
Nursery Rhyme
Push Me, Pull Me
Shake the rollercoaster
Sha La La
Skidding out of control
There's A Storm
Thinking Of You
The Can Is Open
Thunder Road
Treeclimber
Walk Away Renee
Walkman demo
(Live)  
Where Were You


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How Did I Get Here

I need a Sign

Pass me a line
Reel me in
From this sin
I need a sign

She moves on
Like a demon
Crashing in
Cashing out
I need a sign

Kick this fear down
I need a sign
I've been feeling down
I need a sign

Oh this dream
I've been dreaming I left you
Count me out
From this doubt
I need a sign

And these trees
Without their leaves
I can see you
Trees are green
Not what they seem
I need a sign

Kick this fear down
I need a sign
I've been feeling down
I need a sign

Buy me some time
Pull me out
From this doubt
I need a sign

Ride with me
Through land and sea
Where we'll be fine
I'm lost
Because
I need a sign

Kick this fear down
I need a sign
I've been feeling down
I need a sign

Meet on the Horizon

Please tell me
Don't keep it from me
You need me
Just like I need you
We met here
On the horizon
There's a place there
Where we can go
We go there
Just to be there
We don't know if it's
Still the same
But without it
We might not be here
These things matter to me
Do they matter to you

Road Movie

Dead set in the morning
Dead set and I'm all alive
No two minute warnings
A road movie where no-one dies

Go find me a feeling
I give it you all the time
The sun in the ceiling
Won't give me the light tonight

Dead set in the morning
Dead set in the morning
Dead set in the morning
Feel it coming for me

I'm hearing you calling
And you're giving me all the signs
We're too busy stalling
To take it across the lines

Get back, get back
Get back, fast, fast

Dead set in the morning
Dead set in the morning
Dead set in the morning
Feel it coming for me

It Came From The Ground

I hear your sound from the ground
And it feels so good
I see the light is fading
Let's gather the rain inside your hood
Now I hear she's got the fever
Oh and I need her, I knew I would
Now I see you're stalling
Catch me I'm falling underground

Now I sense the ground is moving
Yet something is proving me wrong I find
I see the colour changing
To follow the range inside your mind
I've tried to please her, maybe I'll weave her a lullaby
The fallen trees are not yet in season
But underground

A giant grain of sand could
Slip through your hand and you wouldnt know
You fly away I'm sailing
My heart would be failing without this glow
I wonder if you've seen me
With infinite greenery all around
If I could hear you calling
I'd break down the walls that defend your sound

Outside is a light

Outside is a light
Which says you've got to find me
You know where I'll be
I'm always somewhere, always somewhere

No, no, no, no
Yeah, Yeah
No, no, no, no
Yeah, Yeah

Outside is a light
Which says you've got to find me
You know where I'll be
I'm always somewhere, always somewhere

No, no, no, no
Yeah, Yeah
No, no, no, no
Yeah, Yeah

Soul Attitude

Does it have to be modern love
Velvet glove
Then you ask me to go so low
Just give me your attitude soul
How could i be so low
Just give me your attitude soul
Does it have to be modern love
The hug of your hand in my glove
I could be kissing the nape of your neck
Drink down a glass of my sweat
How could I be so low
Just give me your attitude soul
Temperature starts to kick in
I feel the sole of your feet on my chin
Then you ask me "how low will you go?"
Then you tell me I'm flying low
Then you ask me to go so low
Just give me your attitude soul
How could I be so low
Just give me your attitude soul
Does it have to be modern love
Velvet glove

The Hour Of Bewilderbeast

The shining

Faith pours from your walls, drowning your calls
I've tried to hear, You're not near
Remembering when I saw your face, shining my way, pure timing
Now I've fallen in deep, slow silent sleep
It's killing me, I'm dying

To put a little bit of sunshine in your life

Soleil all over you
Warm sun pours over me
Soleil all over you
Warm sun

Now this slick fallen rift, came like a gift
Your body moves ever nearer
And you will dry this tear
Now that we're here, and grieve for me, not history
But now I'm dry of thoughts, wait for the rain
Then it's replaced, sun setting

And suddenly we're in love with everything

Soleil all over you, warm sun pours over me
Soleil all over you
Warm sun

Everybody's Stalking

Been feeling high
Then feeling low
Strap your hands across my engines
I'm not a broke so please don't bend me

Your like neon sign
Just burn so bright
Penetrates like an infection
Gives me feeling I can't mention

Maybe all I need
You need to
Don't wait for me
I'll wait for you

Gonna follow you around
Gonna wear you down
Don't want to alienate you
As long as it might take you

Things come in ones
And double up to twos
Don't want to rain on your prossession
Only seeking you obsession

It might take a little time
Got all the time we need
I'm not here to try and fool you
Just trying to break down thru you
That's wasn't right
Then nothings wrong
I've gotta feeling it's alright
Gotta keep you in my sights

Fall In A River

Don't ask me where to fall in a river
Might not deliver you all the way home
I guess that you think I'm stupid or something
Well that's a good thing
That's okay

Well that's a good thing, that's okay

Camping Next To Water

Camping next to water
A fish infested slaughter
I feed the fishes into me
It's misty within reason
I'm hoping I don't freeze here
I fuel the fire, feed its glow
But there's no use in feeling
All the things I'm feeling
There's no one here to feel with me

The second day is easier
Though it may be breezier
And the snow is falling down
But as the fire smoulders
I never will grow older
Because I drink from waterfalls
The stars above shine on me
I beckon them to fall on me
I'll catch and save them in a jar

My feet a mass of blisters
Collecting frost on whiskers
As I taste the morning dew
I think my mind is clearer now
I want you to be nearer now
I'm ready to come back to you
Cause there's no use in feeling
All the things I'm feeling
There's no one here to feel with me

Stone On The Water

So we restore harmony
Smooth the lines on the face of an old enemy
But there's no wood on the fire again
We could meet in a place, you know where
I know when to go
Skimmed like a stone on the water
Fall with no trace to lie permanently
Ooh

Into the valley we roam, where we fumble around
Till we find our way home
Yet all we have is an old ball of string
Will it reach to the end of this dark labyrinth
No

Skimmed like a stone on the water
Fall with no trace to lie permanently

Another Pearl

Why are you trembling so much
I don't think I ever felt so good
When all I need is to be free
Where I love you and you love me
Follow the circle sur la plage
On a mono coloured trip voyage
This is the colour of my world
Stay and watch me find another pearl

Follow the gold leaf trail back where
We were young and didn't have a care
Tracing the circles that we made
I don't wanna live life in the shade
Will this be a desert or a beach
Or a place to find the things we need

Now you and I make up perfect things
Watch me trade my wheels for wings
But don't ever use the wings to fly
Just the essence of a lullaby
Now I am a giant grain of sand
But I maybe slipping through your hand
Follow my colour coded world
And I watch me find another pearl

It's a sound that I love
And it came from above
There's the sound of the sea
Are you following me?

Let's walk to the sound of distant shells
To a place where life would have no end
You'd be the mother of my pearls
If you follow me into my world
Back to a place where we'd be free
Where I love you and you love me
This is the colour of my world
Watch me find another pearl

Body Rap

Body rap, rap body, body rap, rap body...

Once Around The Block

You quiver like a candle on fire
I'm putting you out
Maybe tonight we could be the last shout
But I'm fascinated by your style
Your beauty will last for a while

You're feeling instead of being
The more that I live on the inside
There's nothing to give
I'm infatuated by your moves
I'm got to search out for your clues

I want to repair your desire
And call it a gift that I stole from
just wanting to live
Now I see the vision through your eyes
Your innocence no longer fuels surprise

Trying to outrun your fear
Your running to lose, heart on your sleeve
And your soul in your shoes
Take a left, a sharp left
And another left, meet me on the corner
And we'll start again

This Song

This song will need you when your old
This song will heat you when your cold
Believe you when I don't
This song will heal you from your soul

This song will help you find a place to live
And teach you not to take but give
This song will help you in your dying hours
This song will send your lover flowers

Blessed by the song and the gifts that it brings
Beautiful song, it has wings

Magic In The Air

We laughed so much, then we cried all night
And you left your shoes in the tree, with me
I'll wear them to your house, tonight
Magic in the air, tonight

Yes, I might just try her
How she made me feel
Today, today, today, feels right

We slept on leaves on my drive, all night
And you gave me no restime
Nothing in this life for me, tonight
But nothing ever seemed so bright

And if you should lose me
You will track me down again
Before the summer ends

Cause A Rockslide

Can I get close to ya
If only for a while
I don't need to busy you
You're the jive guru and I want to sing along with you
With you
Your sweetness, would cause a rockslide
If only before the summertime
This could be our last goodbye
Please darling please don't cry
Ooh ooh

Can I get close to ya
If only for a while
I don't need to busy you
You're the jive guru and I want to sing along with you
Sing along with you
Your sweetness, would cause a rockslide
If only before the summertime
This could be our last goodbye
Please darling please don't cry
Ooh ooh

Pissing In The Wind

I've been pissing in the wind
I chanced a foolish grin
And dribbled on my chin
Now the ground shifts beneath my feet
The faces that I greet never know my name
Just give me something
I'll take nothing
Just give me something
I'll take nothing

Now the drought is crippled by the rain
That hammers on my pain
We lose ourselves again
But all we need is to find a place to look
Our worm is on its hook
A love which dangles free
Lets watch it swim against the waters flow
In doubt the courage grows with no guarantee

Just give me something
I'll take nothing
Just give me something
I'll take nothing

And so it goes
A moral to the tale
As tortoise catches snail
A strong heart will prevail

It keeps on pumping
It still needs something
Just give it something
I'll take nothing
Just give it something
To keep it pumping
And I'll take nothing
Just give me something

*** Thanx a lot to "Inaugurator"  who corrected some mistakes ***

Disillusion

Seems you created your own illusion
Fuelled by an image of me
Well I couldn't stay at your side
It wouldn't be right
A picture that I just don't see
Why do you have to make it so complicated
Can't it just be beautiful
I don't want to stifle your flight
I didn't mean to fall in love

Always in pursuit of the perfect people
Oh and I can see that it shows
But there's just an innocence in you I wanna wring out
I know it could be beautiful

But I don't want a part ofsome situation
I don't want to be in that boat
I don't want to stifle your flight
I didn't mean to fall in love

Seems you created your own illusion
Fuelled by an image of me
Well I couldn't stay at your side
It wouldn't be right
A picture that I just don't see

Say It Again

You squeeze the life right out of me
Like sapping the juice of a bumblebee
And then you call me honey
You say it once and it isn't funny
When you say it again
Yeah Yeah Yeah
Now inside there's a style going on
A head full of dreams only room for one
Now I know you can't live without me
But I've no doubt that you'll never doubt me
Like you did before
Yeah Yeah Yeah

And we're pumping out love into the sea
I'm full bodied and bursting with energy
Cold blooded your engines are running
But where your going I'm not coming
Cause I'm happy here
Happy here

Say it again
Say it again

Now we've found a rock steady beat
Now all we need is a melody
And words that mean something and nothing
So people hear and can sing along
Until they say it again
Say it again

If there's trouble ahead it won't be bothering me
With no future I'll live on a memory
Dried of thoughts but my nose is runny
Say what you think but I know I'm funny

And I'll say it again
Say it again

Epitaph

Please don't leave me
Wanting more
I hope you never die
There's no need to say why
Just promise that you'll try
To give me all you can
I'll never ask for more
There's new life through the door
A cradle rocks and falls
As new fruit fills the tree
Cements the melody
To signify we're free
Our troubles passing

Through decaying
Simple times
I'll tread you're trail with pride
C'est maintenant decide
I've nothing better

Please don't leave me
Wanting more
I hope you never die
There's no need to say why
Just promise that you'll try

About a boy

*** Thanx a lot to Jonathan for these lyrics ***

A Peak You Reach

No sign of life
Pulsing through these ageing veins
I bet at your age
That's easier for you to say
Forcing answers into questions
And worrying that she might stop breathing
On and on we sift through alphabets of life
That never get us anywhere, anyway
I'd like to feel we have the best intentions
I want you to know
That I know it's not easy
I want you to know
That I know it's not easy, easy, easy

Then there's a peak you reach
Out to somebody that's never even there
Somebody that you may hope that might care
For nearby health or distant welfare
I'm pleased to hear
That your warmth is not freezing
Yeah I'm freezing
Cold

I don't to be alone
Is that out of the question
I'd like a happy home
Is that too obvious
Quit being pushed around
And stand on my feet
And kick all these losers
Out of my street

I've been losing confidence in the heat
Just when I'm feeling the strength
I get weak

(Repeat)

That is the peak you reach
I wanted somebody
A peak you reach
That's never even there
A peak you reach
I'd like you to feel we've reached our peak
Peak you reach

Something to talk about

I've been dreaming
Of the things I've learnt
About a boy who's bleeding
celebrate to elevate
The joy is not the same without the pain
Oooh

Ipso facto
Using up your oxygen
You know I'm shallow
Calling out for extra help
You've got to let me in
Or let me out

Oooh something to talk about
Oooh something to talk about
Oooh Oooh Oooh

I've been dreaming
Of the things I learnt
About a boy who's leaving
Nothing else to chance again
You've got to let me in
Or let me out
Oooh something to talk about
Yeah something to talk about
Oooh Oooh Oooh

Above you, below me

Don't want to give
Don't want to steal
Don't want to be anything I'm not
You take answers
I give questions
Like some rolling monologue
Want to be the one to say
That today could be the day
A day to believe in what you know
Is what you know

I will take you as you are
Please accept me as I am
Find your lonely life bizarre
I know it's above you
I know it's below me

All this and more

Don't want to live life in your shoes
I don't feel I know the way
Feeling you
Giving me directions
I don't need
Up above and round we go
First it's fast and then it's slow
Could you connect with my intellect

I won't take you as you are
Please don't take me as I am
Find your lonely life bizarre
You see this in love
You see this in life

THrow an all year round reception
For a love with no connection
Knowing you knowing my
Ignorance to modern life

I know it's above me
I know it's below you
I know it's above me
I know it's below you

I will take you as you are
Please accept me as I am

Find your lonely life bizarre
I know it's above you
I know it's below me

I will take you as you are
Please accept me as I am
There'll be something in the wind
To show us we're right
And tell us we're wrong

I want to know more

Silent sigh

Come see what we all talk about
People moving to the moon
Stop baby don't go stop here
Never stop living here
Till it eats the heart from your soul
Keeps down the sound of your
Silent sigh
Silent sigh, silent sigh silent sigh
Keeps down all move me down
Could we love each other

Ooh yeah
Come see what we all talk about
People moving to the moon
Stop baby don't go stop here
Never stop living here
Till it eats the heart from your soul
Keeps down the sound of your
Silent sigh
Silent sigh, silent sigh silent sigh
Keeps down all move me down
But don't love each other
Stop, no don't love each other

Silent sigh, silent silent sigh

River sea ocean

Us, you and me
River sea ocean
Moving on so far away and dreaming
Quality sea, makes it to the ocean
Far away far away
Let her go, go far away

Us, you and me
River sea and ocean
Moving on so far away and dreaming
We can't survive more accidents
Our love is alive you know
It's never spent

Us you and me
River sea and ocean
Moving on so far and dreaming
(Repeat)

Us, you,me
Far away, far away
Let it go far away

Walking out of stride

You and me we could never hide
To busy walking out of stride

You and me could never hide
To busy walking out of stride

Take 1,2,3 then 4 or 5
People talking keeps us alive

You and me could never hide
To busy walking out of stride

Take 1,2,3 then 4 or 5
People talking keeps us alive

File me away

File me away in your heart someday
You just be you
I'll be me ok

A minor incident

There's nothing I could say
To make you try to feel ok
And nothing you could do
To stop me feeling the way I do
And if the chance should happen
That I never see you again
Just remember that I'll always love you

I'd be a better person
On the other side I'm sure
You'd find a way to help yourself
And find another door
To shrug off minor incidents
And make us both feel proud
I just wish I could be there
To see you through

You always were the one
To make us stand out in a crowd
Though every once upon a while
Your head was in the cloud
There's nothing you could never do
To ever let me down
And remember that I'll always love you

Donna and blitzen

Merry Christmas
Pay for the light
But you may still slide
Baby it's not your sleigh ride
But this year is ours
Maybe tomorrow
We're gonna see things we never believed
I'll make you want me you'll see
The initial warning is free
But only to reindeer
Oh what a sight
As they take their first flight
Oh darling it's all in time
But I will (To repeat)

We're going to turn all men in to the sky
Oh what a sight, beautiful
And I will, I will sleep tonight

I will sleep tonight

*** Thanx a lot to Stan for this one ***

Have You Fed The Fish?

*** Thanx a lot to Wim for these lyrics ***

Coming Into Land

"And folks, if you take a look out the right side of the plane
You see a cloud that looks exactly like Badly Drawn Boy..."

("Oh my God"..."Dude"..."That really does look just like him"..."That guy's everywhere".)

"...and just so you know we will be touching down in approximately 3.5 seconds."

Have You Fed The Fish?

The keys to your heart open the door to the world
You've got to give me two days
And woman I'll make you a girl

Sometimes you've got to rewind to go forward
There's some good times around the corner
But have you fed the fish today?
Have you made your wish today?

I need a new eiderdown
I want some binoculars
Don't want to be obvious
I want to surprise myself
I've killed all the mockingbirds
I've wrestled the octopus
I came out with extra arms
To carry your baggage

Sometimes you've got to rewind to go forward
There's some good times around the corner
But have you fed the fish today?
Have you made your wish today?

Born Again

Maybe there's a reason why I'm born again
There's something rare going on under my skies
You got to chill out, find a reason for your soul again
And judge the miracle by feel, not size
Infinite the reasons why I'm born again
The modern innocents have soul on their side

Try to capture reasons why I'm born again
The more I look at it the less that I find
But I wont bail, they will be a reason for my soul again
Another miracle has seasoned my mind

Maybe there's a reason why I'm born again
There's something real going on under my skies

I'm born again
My soul again
I'm born again
Find my soul again

Born again
Born again
Find my soul again
And I'm born again
My soul again
Born again, born again, born again, born again

40 Days. 40 Fights

You look a lot, lot better tonight
You and I should go out for a fight
We need a holiday
But not today, another day

You need eyes in the front of your head
And a spine with a built in bed
I don't want anybody else to know
So I wont be telling them
I love you, for all the things you do
But I can't even recall your name
Something beautiful about it though

Well good luck to your lady tonight
I took a piece of her heart, well not quite
She stole a piece of mine
Chewed it up and threw it back
I need help to get over pain
But the memories still remain

I loved her friendly eyes
The way they looked at each other
It moves me to tears, like a horror film
And I don't even recall her name
There's something beautiful about it though

Now there's a good, good feeling tonight
Just a feeling that something is right
We can minimalise the pain
Forget that is was ever there

Look at all the possibles
Throw answers out to the world
Its hard, its hard, its hard
Its hard, its hard, its hard
Its hard when you don't know how
But I'll be here to throw you some clues
Don't even have to know your name

Something beautiful about it though
Forty days and forty fights
Forty days and forty fights

All Possibilities

All possibilities
Are landing at my feet
There's nothing I can see
But possibilities

All colours are changing in my eyes
Your hopes are all fading, that will never do
You're seeing the world through cynical eyes
I'm seeing the world through the eyes of somebody new
Oh there's a hope left, there's a dream still in my heart
Look past the answers, there's a chance that there's no rulebook for this love

All possibilities
Are landing at my feet
There's nothing I can see
But possibilities

All the colours are changing in my eyes
Your hopes are all fading, that will never do
You're seeing the world through cynical eyes
I'm seeing the world through the eyes of somebody new

Oh there's a hope left, there's a dream still in my heart
Look past the answers, there's a chance that there's no rulebook for this love

I Was Wrong

I always hoped I'd build my world around you
And it's a miracle I ever found you
Do the colours of the rainbow radiate to everyone
Now I don't know how I could live without you
But certainly I know I'm not about to
I don't believe in anything I see unless I can feel it too

You Were Right

And you,
Were right to bide your time and not buy into my misery
Well the good things are never free
Do the colours of the rainbow look the same to everyone?
And I,
Was rushing round in circles for a reason to believe
Wipe the slime from off your sleeve
You could follow me for weeks
And I'm not going anywhere
Sometimes it's hard to love someone
Till the day that they are gone

And I
Just had a dream the other night
I was married to the Queen
And Madonna lived next door
I think she took a shine to me
And the kids were all grown up
But I had to turn her down
'Cos I was still in love with you

I'm turning Madonna down
I'm calling it my best move
I'll get her tickets to what she needs

I remember doing nothing on the night Sinatra died
And the night Jeff Buckley died
And the night Kurt Cobain died
And the night John Lennon died
I remember I stayed up to watch the news with everyone
And that was a lot of nights
And that was a lot of lives
Who lost the tickets to what they need?

And I
Was busy finding answers while you just got on with real life
Always hoped you'd be my wife
But I never found the time
For the question to arrive
I just disguised it in a song

And songs are never quite the answer
Just a soundtrack to a life
That is over all too soon
Helps to turn the days to night
While I was wrong and you were right

And this was a lesson learned
I'm happy to be your fool
And get you tickets to what you need

I'm turning the lights down low
I'm ready to make my move
I'll get you tickets to what you need

How?

What if there is nothing else for us after all this
I don't care, I don't mind, just as long as we find sometime
Just come back and I'll stay out of the way
An be all the things you need
Another mouth to feed

How can I be sure again, once more
How can I find time to be with you again?

How can I give you the answers you need
When all I possess is a melody?
Yeah, how can I take up the air that you breathe
When all I possess is a melody?

How can I be sure, again, once more?
I don't care, I don't mind, just as long as we find some time
When you come back I'll go out of my way to be all the things you need
Another mouth to feed

How can I give you the answers you need
When all I possess is a melody?
Yeah, how can I take up the air that you breathe
When all I possess is a melody?

How can I find time to be with you again?
When you come back I go out of my way
And be all the things you need
Another mouth to feed

The Further I Slide

Starting today we're on holiday
Everybody sees you in the wrong way
No one else sees you my way

Your gazes cripple me
Keep life a mystery
I don't want it to change
Just keep them coming my way
That's all a lie
I can't rationalise
The further I slide
I can't seem to get back to your side
'Cos you're a summer child
And I'm a winter mild
I can't stay with the heat
As you blossom out around me

What if there is nothing after this?

Your gazes cripple me
Keep life a mystery
I don't want it to change
Just keep 'em coming my way

Imaginary Lines

Sometimes I need your body next to mine
I could draw us an imaginary line, I'm
Just don't breath, I don't need your allergies
I am falling out of bed not out of love, love

I know you understand

Using Our Feet

Anything you're not sure of?

People meet me ask if I got the money to lend her
Find her, tell her she is still on the agenda
Pretty soon we'll be dancing
We'll be using our feet
Just like we always had it easy
Just like we always knew we'd meet

Anything you're not sure of?

People who see me think I vibe on the attention
I just think they're hoping that they'll be getting a mention
But I don't know what their chance is
Of ever finding their feet
And if they know what to dance is
The kind of people I don't meet

After this song I will be earning a fat cent
I'll be working on my American accent
And pretty soon we'll be dancing
Yeah, we'll be using our feet
Just like we knew it'd be easy
Just like we always knew we'd meet

Tickets To What You Need

I'm turning the lights down low
Ready to make my move
Get you tickets to what you need
I'm treading the borderlines
And ruining people's lives by giving them what they need
You're quite right to ask what's wrong with me
You want to take a look at my head
Even I've been thinking what's wrong with me
I watch the news instead

I'm turning Madonna down
I'm calling it my best move
I'll get her tickets to what she needs
I'm hugging my eiderdown
Employing a microscope
To find you the things you need

Now I'm ready to tell you what's wrong with me
I'm feeling the emptiness rise
And I'd trade the whole thing quite gladly
For something of similar size
Shape, colour, weight, change your shirt, don't be late.

I'm turning the lights down low
Ready to make my move
Get you tickets to what you need

What's wrong with me, What's wrong with me?
What's wrong with me, What's wrong with me?

What Is It Now?

So now that life will never be the same
We've got to face the thought of loneliness again
Try and get inside your lover's brain
Drag an old romance from dirty ditch, and then

So what is it now that it can't be made to feel right
Don't answer now, I know somehow we'll be alright
Level out and help us find a place
You've got to see the sights from somewhere else again, yeah
The modern innocents have changed the pace
They've got to know its all been answered incidentally

So what is it now that it can't be made to feel right
Don't answer now, I know somehow we'll be alright

So now that life will never be the same
We've got to face the thought of loneliness again
You know we'll be alright

So what is it now that it can't be made to feel right
Don't answer now, I know somehow we'll be alright
Yeah, what is it now that it can't be made to feel right
Don't answer now, I know somehow we'll be alright

So now that life will never be the same
We've got to face the though of loneliness again

Bedside Story

Goodnight my answer, your dreams are still sweet
Goodnight, be careful with yourself
Don't worry about the money, forget about the wealth

You'll be my angel, divert me from hell
Help me, protect me from myself
Don't worry, don't worry

Goodnight my answer, goodnight my answer
Goodnight my answer
Goodnight my answer
Goodnight my answer

One Plus One Is One

One Plus One Is One

Back to being who I was before
Opened all the doors you tried to close
And how did that make me feel
I cracked the ceiling I stared at it too long
Tried to right the wrongs Reverse the flow
Now everybody's waiting outside

Trying to feel what's going on inside
Tried to turn the tide and we failed
As the past meets the future
It gets clearer that it all boils down to love and peace

Give me some peace
Please give me some peace

Why can't you see that one plus one is one
Much greater then the sum of the parts
And nobody's waiting outside

I felt deceived I hid behind the sun
Its time to take the gun out of life
Do be da do be da doo

Every scene is like the one before
It's time to close the doors on myself
As the past becomes the future
It gets clearer that it still boils down to love and peace

Give me some peace
Please give me some peace

Back to being who I was before
Open up your door, hold me now
Give me some peace, hold me now
Give me some peace, hold me now
While everybody's waiting outside

Easy Love

Never had an easy love
Never had an easy love
Like the one I'm dreaming of
Find a hand that fits the glove
Of love
Of love

Talking to a friend yesterday
It was good to hear him say
That although two years had passed
Still felt like she could ask
Of my time, of my time
Seems I did something right
Something right

Looking for another pearl

Summertime In Wintertime

I found a new remedy
To defeat almost anything at all
Is it true you tell me
We're failing to see
That we were dreaming of a lifestyle
I can't believe that I fall for it everytime
The feelings ebb and flow like the tide
It's true what I would do if I were you

Stop waiting for the summertime
In wintertime, that can't be right
Don't subscribe to this jive
Like waiting for the summertime in winter

Yeah
Yeah

And if you turn up the dream
To cure yourself free
From searching for a new afterlife
The purpose of life
You know there's still time
To tune into the right side
I assumed that we were lovers yesterday
The turning tides would love us to pray
You know what I would do if I were you

Stop waiting for the summertime
In wintertime, that can't be right
Don't subscribe to this jive
Like waiting for the summertime in winter

This Is That New Song

And if I knew the answers
I would tell you now
Just what would be the chances
That I could show you how
If I knew where all the tears were coming from
Add up all the years that you've been gone
This is that new song
I told you about twenty years ago

Do you know what true romance is
And could you show me now
Just what would be the chances
That I could tell you how
If I new where all the tears were flowing to
I'd guide them to a river
Where I'd swim with you down stream
This is that old dream
I told you about twenty years ago

And could you hold me now

Another Devil Dies

Well your face still makes my day
Just like it did in the past
When you turned me away
I kept coming back for more
That's a choice I chose
You were so distant
But I stayed close

It feels like we've weathered the storm
Without having the privilege of calm

And when we sing
I hear another devil dies
When that bell rings
An angel gets its wings
And if I pushed
Would you all fall down?
Coz I don't need this on my back

The hatred will tear us apart
If you don't do what you did at the start

Should I go or will you stay
We'll find a plan of attack
There's a price to pay
For showing no reaction
To all the simple things
In time you will know what I know
But for now you win

The hatred will tear us apart
Another devil will take out your heart

But when we sing
I hear another devil dies
When that bell rings
An angel gets its wings
And if I pushed
Would you all fall down
Coz I don't need this on my back

It seems like we've weathered the storm
Without having the privilege of calm

*massive audience applause*

Year Of The Rat

(One, one, one, one, one, one.
One, one, one, one, one, one)

June is on the run for so long
Pushed and pulled then shunned
It was so wrong
These fours walls crashing in won't stop me now
Cause I'm alive, I'm out tonight, all night

Everybody needs to know it's the year of the rat
Every day we've got to hold on
'Cause if we hold on we could find some new energy

Streets with flags unfurled like treasure
Thank me for my words, it's a pleasure
Just don't ask me to stay 'cause I'll be gone
But it's alright I'm OK - always

Everybody needs to know it's the year of the rat
Every day we've got to hold on
'Cause if we hold on we could find some new energy

One plus one is one - together
One plus one is one - forever
One plus one is one - together
One plus one is one - forever

Everybody needs to know it's the year of the rat
Everybody needs to know it's the year of the rat
Everybody needs to know it's the year of the rat
Everybody needs to know it's the year of the rat
Every day we've got to hold on
'Cause if we hold on we could find some new energy

"One plus one plus one plus one is four"

"One"
"Plus one"
"Plus one"
"Plus one"
"Four"

Four Leaf Clover

Go on do what you've got to do
You've got your dreams I've got mine too
Be strong get off at the next stop
Don't worry about a thing
Keep taking it easy
This time it's not personal
The universe will help you now
To find a place you can breathe
And do what you've got to do
Keep taking it easy
Keep taking it easy

Come on, I'll let you borrow my four leaf clover
Come on, take it with you, you can pass it on
Come on, you know I'm not the kind to say that it's over
We'll be rubbing shoulders once again in the sun

Come on, take your dreams, where nobody can find them
Come on, you know I won't be happy till you've won
So come on, come on over, borrow my clover
Is there anything left that you haven't done

Go on do what you've got to do
You've got your dreams
I've got mine too
Be strong get off at the next stop
Don't worry about a thing
Keep taking it easy

Fewer Words

Bet you wish you knew what time it is
And it's clear that you don't
Understand a love that requires fewer words
It's been a while since we spoke
But there's still hope
If we materialise the myth
Never trivialise the kiss
Oh it feels like there's no fire left in your eyes
This is how love dies
This is how love dies

Logic Of A Friend

There's a feast well prepared at the table
And a beast licking holes in your door
Make a break just as soon as you're able
To run, get out of this hole
Before it takes your soul

I don't know how to hide
I keep my shadow alive
It's easy to defend
The logic of a friend
And I don't know how to tell
Is it heaven or hell
That I'll be going to
Just as long as I'm there with you

There's a clock ticking slow on the table
As the light finds the cracks in your door
Make a break
Just as soon as your able
To run, hold on to your soul
Before it takes you whole

I don't know how to hide
I keep my shadow alive
It's easy to defend
The logic of a friend
And I don't know how to tell
If it's heaven or hell
That I'll be going to
Just as long as I'm there with you

Life Turned Upside Down

One, Two, Three, Four

Life is turned upside down
But then maybe it's just
Been put back the right way round
All your dreams realised
There's new fire in your eyes
In despite of its size
You soon realise
That it's alright
Tonight
Feels right

Now there's a cross
That nobody should really have to bear
But then maybe
That's just when life's treating you fair
There are lessons to learn
When you've waited your turn
And things didn't turn out
Quite the way that you dreamt about
But it still feels right
Tonight
Feels right

And it still feels right

Take The Glory

Summer feels like it's over
Winter is on the way
Summer takes all the glory
Blue skies are turning to grey

To live in the hearts of those that you loved is not to die
To live in the hearts of those that you loved is not to die
To live in the hearts of those that you loved is not to die
Like when I heard silence is golden and I never saw why

Summer feels like it's over
Winter is on the way
Summer takes all the glory
Love songs get in the way

To live in the hearts of those that you loved is not to die
To live in the hearts of those that you loved is not to die

Summer feels like it's over
Winter is on the way
Summer takes all the glory
Blue skies are turning to grey

To live in the hearts of those that you loved is not to die
To live in the hearts of those that you loved is not to die

Holy Grail

Do you know where we're going to
Do you know what we will do when we arrive
As I wait for you to set sail
Don't you know that I hope you find your holy grail

Suffered in silence so long
Don't you know it's easy to see where you went wrong
You forgot you've got oxygen running through your veins

Suffered in silence so long
Can't you see it's easy to know where you went wrong
You forgot you've got oxygen running through your veins

Do you know where we're going to
Do you know what we will do when we arrive
As I wait for you to set sail
Don't you know that I hope you find your Holy Grail

Don't Ask Me, I'm Only The President

There's a movie
Normally I'd call that a film
But it moved me
And that didn't rhyme with film
See this film, it only had one scene
My recollection fades
It may just have been a dream

There was a dragon teaching women to breathe fire
A long line of men being made to walk across this high wire
If they fell off to their deaths, they'd be martyred on the spot
If they made it to the other side, someone shook their hand and they were shot

Isn't that just the way it's always been
I say all men are equal
No man should be king
Or play God, define sin, or watch Hollyoaks
Big Brother needs to end
Let's hope this one's the last

*** Thanx a lot to Heather & Taylor for this one ***

Born in the U.K.

Swimming Pool

Do you think it matters where you’re born?
No, not really, it only matters
That you can be proud of where you came from.
I don’t think I know who I am anymore

What about the world
What do you mean
Well if the world was a better place,
Some of these bad things wouldn’t happen.
Yeah but there’s good things all around,
You just have to look longer and harder
To see them sometimes.

Praise god
For the water
Our son, and our daughter
The sun is here, it will stay a while
Long enough to bring out a smile

The swimming pool is on order
We’ll fill it with water
Then swim
To the other side
Full of life and filled with pride

Born in the U.K.

Then you see it happen again
The world turned over
Wouldn’t it be something to live
Your Life On Mars
Or at least demanding
Of some kind of masquerade

I never never ever believed
In things uncertain
Hanging round the corner
Just when do you start doing time
In the case of I, my, me and mine
October Nineteen sixty nine

Where were you in Seventy Six
The long hot summer
You wanna be a rebel
Then turn your hosepipes on
With two years to wait
For the sound of Jilted John

Virginia Wade was winning our hearts
She made us want to live
Vicious and his brothers
Were trying to set us free
But much more than this to you and me
This was the Silver Jubilee

We made something out of nothing
A sense of loathing and belonging

Some of us were gonna be rich
With the Iron Lady
Lennon’s gone already
Let’s post the boys to war
Oh mother, what're you worrying for
It's somewhere he’s not been before

Then you see the Union Jack
And it means nothing
But somehow you know
That you will find your own way
It’s a small reminder every day
That I was born in the U.K.

Degrees of Separation

We figure out the past through photographs
They took while we were young
Even though there’s no way out, we’ll find one
We’re the love-struck ones
The degrees of separation close in
Look who just walked in

A finger on the pulse is not enough
To show who’s wrong from right
You know it’s gonna be a long drive
Not an easy ride
The degrees of separation close in
Look who just walked in

Leave the lights on
If you’re the last one alive
There’s too many strangers on this long
Lonely drive
I’ll be by your side
Believe me

Now, no-one knows the year
You’re from the past
You look like you’re alive
You know it’s gonna be a long drive
Not an easy ride
The degrees of separation close in
Look who just walked in

I kept the photograph upon the dash
It helped me realise
That it didn’t have to be a long drive
But an easy ride
The degrees of separation close in
We’re alone again

Leave the lights on
If you’re the last one alive

Welcome To The Overground

Start your fires
This is the overground
It's inside us
Welcome to the overground
You need reminding
Remember this is your destiny

Think of what's in front of you now
Not of what's been left behind
Come on, saviour
Save us now there is no time to rewind

Simple pleasures, to be found
If you reach the overground
Sunshine, rainfall, making love
You see a rainbow
The streets are changing now
Try other avenues
Make a new map of the world
Decide on where to go

Suddenly, we sense a new day
The feeling just comes over you
No false gods left for us to pray to
Darling, it's just me and you

Sunshine, rainfall
Make a rainbow
Please don't follow us
You mean so much to us
Start your fires
This is the overground
Sunshine, rainfall
You see a rainbow
Streets of fire
Try other avenues
It's inside us
Welcome to the overground

If we go our separate ways
The road will lead us back around
Even in a matter of days
We'll see you on the overground

Journey from A to B

I measured the distance from Heaven to Hell
How will we do only time will tell
Oh when you stop worrying
What anyone says doesn’t mean a thing

Just tell me you're feeling it
And you're not disbelieving it

I'll pay you in kind or silver and gold
I want to ignore all the stories untold
Make me an offer I cannot refuse
You know if I win then that means you lose

Just say you believe in it
That you're not, not feeling it

Dwelling on the memories
Is such a waste of energy
It’s simple when you see it in front of you
On walls, in bedrooms

Hold you're head up higher
Don't tell me you’re not strong enough
If your journey's over
I hope you feel that I am the one
Only time will tell

Just say you'll be loving me
For an eternity

Oh I feel tired of all of these games
Everywhere, everything is the same
Tell me you'll promise you might come with me
The start of a Journey from A to B

I'll be happy to carry you
Even though I know I haven’t got the strength to hold you
I need you more than ever before
If our journey's over
I hope that you will find someone who will love you more

Now not for the first time
What I want might not be mine
If you say you won’t come along
Then I know I can't go it alone

Nothing's gonna change your mind

This would be easier if you'd understand
Face the truth and realise that none of this was planned
The way we worry about such little things
Take a time to take the break
Darling spread your wings
I stole all the roses that make your crown
Now it's easier
To just put aside the things that face us now

Let's dance to the beat of the drum
Let's go out, where we don't know anyone
Cause it's you, I don't need anyone else
I got you, I don't need anyone else but you

Strange how something comes from nothing
I came around to your way
Of thinking about these things
Saw your face in a crowd
I knew that you were special
And it will change my world
If i could help you now

But nothing's gonna change your mind
And no one's gonna help you now
If nothing's gonna change your mind
Then no one's gonna help you find
Your place in this world
So strange we don't need a help you know

Let's dance to the beat of the drum
Let's go out, where we don't know anyone
Cause it's you, I don't need anyone else
I got you, I don't need anyone else but you

And no one could ask for more

But nothing's gonna change your mind
And no one's gonna help you now
If nothing's gonna change your mind
Then no one's gonna help you now, now, now...

Promises

I promise you will get old
I promised you everything
To protect you wherever you go
I'll give you this diamond ring

Just promise you will remember
A promise should last forever
Right up to the dying embers
Of a fire that burns so slow

It's a different day everyday
Don't want you to walk alone
But how long can we carry on?
When all of these things have gone

Just promise you will remember
A promise should last forever
It's the last of the dying embers
Of a fire that burns so slowly

It's a beautiful thing to do
Sometimes you just have to walk away
Remember I do love you
Have courage in what you say

Just promise you will remember
Promises last forever
Still left of the dying embers
The fire that burns so slowly

Sometimes you just have to walk away
Sometimes you just have to walk away
Wishing that today was yesterday
Yeah, sometimes you just have to walk away

The Way Things Used to Be

The way things used to be
Well not any more
Close your eyes,
Open up your door

Well I'm not tired
I'm coming alive
Put your make-up on,
Let's go out tonight

These things don't matter now
We can leave it all behind
That's all depending on
If you're free to free your mind
The crucifix still hung up by the door
But Jesus doesn't come here anymore
Those memories still hanging on the wall
The people there don't look like us at all

Don't need reminding of
The way things used to be

I'll race you to the top
Then we'll walk back down again
Look to the future now
Where you going,
Where've you been
The Universe is smaller than you think
So many years spent blind
And then you blink
I promise you an end to the suffering
If you could be my queen
I'll be your king
Don't need reminding of
The way things used to be

Take this chance to rest your tired eyes
Come with me, we'll move to better skies
If where we go, don't make a difference
Just turn around
And we'll come back again

Don't need reminding of
The way things used to be

Without a Kiss

All the songs have been sung
You’re too old and then you’re too young
Did you leave your mark on the world
One as deep as true love
Let’s sing Hosanna

All the stories are told
You’re too young and then you’re too old
Did you leave a mark on the world
One that lasts as long as true love
Take me with you now

To be strung as high as this
Making love without a kiss
And someone you saw again
Back to haunt you there and then
Please take on my love

Evolution is real
Secrets we have never revealed
Did you leave your mark, was it real
Or as deep as the love we both feel

To be strung as high as this
Making love without a kiss
Like a gift you didn’t keep
And it leaves a mark so deep

There’s a million things to miss
Like the chance to take that kiss
where you go, you’ll be someone
With one kiss your life is swung

What you gonna do when you walk away
Walk behind me, it’s alright, I’m Ok
Then what will you do if I walk away
Walk beside me, it’s alright, we’re Ok
Where you gonna do, don’t surrender
Hold me tight, don’t let go

Long Way Round

Sit and wait for the day
Where your life might change
And that day never comes
This is rule number one
All the changes must come from you
Is the second rule
Take a long way round
See the sights, hear sounds
Where you'll go, nobody knows

Been this way
Since the day
I was born
Far away
And the walk
In the rain
Makes you feel
Young again

I assumed
You would be my strength
Oh, how wrong I was
That's the wrong way round
How you need me now
The carrousel keeps turning still

This one cried, this one smiled
But we all felt alive
Like a walk in the rain
Made us feel young again
With the crowd singing "all right now"
As the rain came down
It's a long way home
But we're not alone
Life's carrousel keeps turning still

Life keeps turning around, and around
We keep learning from things we have found
Overground

What a fool
To believe
I could help
You to breathe
Getting cold
In the rain
Makes us feel
Young again

If you go
Take a long way round
You'll be lost then found
It's a long way home
But you're not alone
The carrousel bring you back again

Winter comes
We don't have a choice
As we grow
We will find a voice
She looks over her shoulder
The swimming pool freezes over
We'll skate to the other side
Full of life
Still filled with pride

Walk You Home

Woke up to some bad news today
For a while my eyes stayed closed
Didn’t want to face what I had to face
Sometimes the truth can cut you just like the cold
And I feel cold, I feel old

But it could be so good
If I only could
Walk you home tonight
Walk you tonight

Sometimes I feel there's no difference
Between living and dreaming
Today for some reason I feel like there is
Sun is shining, leaves are falling down
Nobody seems to care
That you're not there
You're not there

It could be so good
If I only could
Walk you home tonight
Walk you tonight

Feel like I know what crying is
Oh I know what dying is
Feel I know what crying is
Oh I know what dying is

Sun is shining
Leaves are falling down

The Time of Times

Oh, sweet morning
Is your head not right
Did you hear my warning
This is the time of times

And your head feels like your body
You mind is close behind
There’s a teardrop on your shoulder
Says this is the time of times
It’s the time of times again

This is the time of times
It’s the time of times again

Oh, sweet morning
And your head's not right
Did you hear my warning
This is the time of times

And your head feels like your body
Your mind is close behind
There’s a teardrop on your shoulder
Says this is the time of times
It’s the time of times again

The time of times
Yeah this is the time of times

One Last Dance

As we lay here tonight
Please forgive me girl if I say the future's not bright
But please take my hand we'll have one last dance
In the place where we first met eyes

Holy City Zoo
I recall the name of the place where I first saw you
With your eyes so kind and your smile so bright
I just wanted to take you home

Where you go I wanna go
What you do I wanna do
I'll be your Troy Donnahue
If you'll be my Sandra Dee

It’s a trivial pursuit
But I know if I fall on my heart
I’ll be with you
But please understand I am just a man
And I need you to take me home

We're together now
Wanna change my shoes
So I feel like you somehow
Need to breathe your breathe
And caress your dress
I'll be with you for quite some time

I'll take you where you wanna go
Tell me where I wanna know
I will just go with the flow
As long as I'm there with you

Are the kids ok
Didn't find the time to give you a call today
But my heart's with yours
I'm keepin' score of the things that I have done wrong

Another funeral
All the people I know
Are beginning to fade away
And I have to say that at least today
It's beginning to get me down

To this day I'm lovin' you
We know what we wanna do
I am your Troy Donnahue
And you are my Sandra Dee

Now I know you well
I still love you adore you
I need you more than then
With your eyes still kind
And your smile still bright
I still want to take you home

And I will do all that I can
You're my woman I'm your man
(I’m your woman, you’re my man)
And if we still don't have a plan
We'll listen to Thunder Road

Is There Nothing We Could Do

Is There Nothing We Could Do

Rushing round in circles
To brighten all the corners
Busy making friends with all your enemies
You finger through your bible
Whilst looking through your window
The look you gave erased a thousand memories

Oh I am sorry, oh I am sorry
This page in your story won't turn
Who am I to ask you why
You feel the way you do
If you feel the way you do
Is there nothing we could do

With advice I'd warn her
Don't idolise your neighbour
Maybe something else is the enemy
But who put out the fire
What you asking me for
The simple things you need for a remedy

Oh I am sorry, oh I am sorry
This page in your story won't turn

Who am I to ask you why
You feel the way you do
If you feel the way you do
Is there something we could do

If only you could know there is life through your window
Oh but even so I don't know where would you go
The time you waste would still turn into memories

Who am I to ask you why
You feel the way you do
If you feel the way you do
Is there nothing we could do

Couldn't you just ask me why
You feel the way you do
There's one thing I'd say to you
There must be something we could do

Just go ahead and ask me the question

Welcome Me to Your World

I don't know where this began
Don't know how it will end
And another day gone
Face to face with the truth
And another new day
Tell me how does this end

If you welcome me to your world
If you welcome me to your world
I won't throw it all away

If you welcome me to your world
If you welcome me to your world
I won't throw it all away

And if you need me now
I'd do anything, just say
That you need me now
It would me everything

And if you need me now
I'd do anything, just say
That you need me now
It would mean everything

And if you need me now
I'd do anything, just say
That you need me now
It would mean everything

And if you need me now
I'd do anything, just say
That you need me now
It would mean everything

If you welcome me to your world
If you welcome me to your world
I won't throw it all away

Guitar Medley

I don't know where this began
Don't know how it will end
And another day gone

If you welcome me to your world
If you welcome me to your world
I won't throw it all away

Wider than a smile
The truth can be unkind
To take the only one
You thought you were someone

No apologies
I live the life I lead
I hope you understand
That none of this was planned

If you welcome me to your world
I won't throw it all away

If you need me now, I'd do anything
If you need me now, it'd mean everything

Yes I've seen a rainbow
And I've felt the rain
Woke up to a sunrise
And I felt the pain

I've seen it all somehow
Let's just look at us now
Let's just look at us now

Is There Nothing We Could Do (Reprise)

Rushing round in circles
To brighten all the corners
Busy making friends with all your enemies
You finger through your bible
Whilst looking through your window
The look you gave erased a thousand memories

Oh I am sorry, oh I am sorry
This page in your story won't turn

With advice I'd warn her
Don't idolise your neighbour
Maybe something else is the enemy
But who put out the fire
What you asking me for
The simple things you need for a remedy

Just Look At Us Now

Yes I've seen a rainbow
And I felt the rain
Woke up to a sunrise
And I felt the pain

Woke up to a sunrise
Made it through the rain
Seen the world through your eyes
There and back again

I've seen it all somehow
Let's just look at us now
We've seen it all somehow
Let's just look at us now

Yes I've seen a rainbow
And I've felt the rain
Woke up to a sunrise
And I've felt the pain

I've seen it all somehow
Let's just look at us now
We've seen it all somehow
Let's just look at us now

Wider than a smile

Wider than a smile
The truth can be unkind
To take the only one
You thought you were someone

No apologies
I live the life I lead
I hope you understand
That none of this was planned

No apologies
I live the life I lead
I hope you understand
That none of this was planned

Who am I to ask you why
You feel the way you do
If you feel the way you do
Is there something we could do

I'll Carry On

I tried so hard but in the end I let you down
You always will be with me
I will wear your crown
A time so brief from cradle to the grave
I feel like giving in
But for you I know I must be brave
And carry on, carry on
Just for you, I'll carry on

They said that I could hold you for a little while
Just time to kiss those lips that one-day would make a smile
I don't know what was going through my mind
To find the kind of strength that you should never have to find
To let you go

Let you go, letting go, letting go

In the time we had, I blessed him with your name
Now that he is gone this life won't be the same
I ask of you to help me carry on
If you ever need a reason, let this reason be the one
To carry on, carry on
Just for you, I'll carry on
Carry on, carry on
Just for you, I'll carry on

It's What I'm Thinking

In Safe Hands

I'll leave you now
In safe hands
Cool your soul
It's love still stands

But failing that
Just cool down
Wouldn't you love to make it
Is this real or am I just imagining

With wings take flight
The rose of why
And with that rose
The case is closed

But I need you now
To help me somehow
Well I’m scared to face it
This final kiss
But I know I’ll remember it

You gave your best to me
Allow yourself to be
Free

It raids your memory
Still I’m sorry for failing
A time for change
Well I need you now
To help me out
Well I’m scared to face this
A final kiss
But I know you'll remember it

The Order of Things

And well I have to say
That I don't know what I have to saw
If I could find a way
Then I would find what I need to say

Say something
Say something that you mean
Birds in the sky
Steal my melodies
All I know is I don't know what this means
But sometimes it's good to rearrange the order of things
Rubies and diamonds
Rubies and diamonds
Throw me to the lions
Make me a man

And if I had to wait
For a time where things fall into place
If I could see your face
Then it would change all I have to say

Mean something
Mean something that you say
Birds in the sky
Sing my melodies
And I don't know why I don't know what this means
But the truth is always there behind the order of things
Whistles and sirens
Whistles and sirens
Throw me to the lions
Make me a man

If I could see you now
Face to face, even back to back
If I could hear your voice
Then maybe then, I would have the choice

Say something
Say something that I mean
Birds in the sky
Change my melodies
I know that I know, I don't know
What this means
But sometimes it's hard to re-arrange
The order of things
Rubies and diamonds
Silence the sirens
Throw me to the lions
Make me a man

Too many miracles

Miracle rain makes snowballs falling slowing out of the sky
All you people wandering by
Make sure you don't get one in the eye
There's a new world forming out of the way
Future love that's born every day

Too many miracles happening here
It's the same old story, different year
Oh I’m glad you are here
Been this way since the day I was born

I'm ready to be in love again
I know we could be in love

Photographing snowflakes lately I’m slowly losing my mind
There's so many different kinds
Falling all the time
There's a rainbow forming without any rain
A new dimension again

There's too many miracles happening here
It's the same old story, different year
Oh I’m glad you are here
Been this way since the day you were born

The age of romance is dead and gone
Maybe a chance I’m wrong

People falling out of love I don't know whose side you were on
Got to call these people along
And tell them where they've been going wrong
There's no shame in changing and being alone
Just pull yourself one for the road

Hasn't it been a strange old year
Well too many miracles happening here
I'm so glad you are here
Been this way since the day we were born

Are you ready to be in love again
I'm ready to be in love

What Tomorrow Brings

I'm tired of thinking about this morning
May as well just dream of what tomorrow brings

If this is your last photograph
Just smile, stand tall, and you could have it all
Color your soul, to make it whole
And use this day, what of it remains
If it's your reality, if this is your reality
Let it be

Ten feet tall, but feeling small
You raise those plans
Take a hold with your hands
This photograph could be your last
A final prize, a moment in time
If it's your reality, if this if something you can see

I'm tired of thinking about this morning
May as well just dream of what tomorrow brings

Ascend your soul, reach your goal
Blue-eyed one, hope against hope
Taking that fall, unwrapped it all
Bring it back, like the blood of the triad

If it's this reality, if this is all just let it be

I'm tired of thinking about this morning
May as well just dream of what tomorrow brings

I'm tired of thinking about this morning
May as well just dream of what tomorrow brings

Just when you think that you could never find it
Just then you realize your future is all in your hands

One day we'll look at this and laugh about it
Until then just realize the future is all in our hands

I'm tired of thinking about this morning
May as well just dream of what tomorrow brings

I saw you walk away

You're not alone, I’m not alone
Maybe we're together
Said we'd stay together
Through any kind of weather
I've seen the rain coming down
And the snow fall on your eyes
I've seen the sun pouring shapes
Through your window a thousand times

You see life in moments
I know I’ve got nowhere to hide
But I can see your face in mine
And you'll be coming back

But for the first time it feels real
Since the day I saw you walk away
From my head down to my shoulders
Feels numb

And for the first time I can feel
How it felt to watch you walk away
From the ground up to my shoulders
Feels numb

If I don't crucify myself, somebody will
If I don't do this thing myself, nobody will
And how could you say that I don't wanna live
I wanna live
The time that you waste turns into memories
And they fade, fade away

And I’m alone, there's not a soul
And no-one to remind me
Tell me you will find me
Put this all behind me
It's not a feeling I’ve known
Or one that I could find
If I could find you, if only to tell you
I'm losing my mind

You see life in moments
I know I could run out of time
But I can see your face in mine
And it's beautiful

For the first time it feels real
Since the day I saw you walk away
From my head down to my shoulders
Feels numb
And for the first time i can feel
How it felt to watch you walk away
From the ground up to my shoulders
Feels numb

If I don't crucify myself, somebody will
If I don't do this thing myself, nobody will
And how could you say I don't wanna live
I wanna live
The time that you waste
Turns into memories
And they fade, fade away

It's What I’m Thinking

I'm a failure at heart
But it seems I succeed
When my heart feels the need
To be helpful

It doesn't happen much
And as a result
It's a rare thing

Did I see you today?
Well if so I’d keep grace
‘Cause I don't hold your face
In my memory

Everybody looks the same
There's nothing else to blame
But my, but my memory

It's a craze no one knows
Still I’m craving the days
When this town was alive
And amazing

And for once I’m on time
Still I’m falling around
To the sights of this town
'Til they find me

And you wouldn't call it fun
When all the things you've done
Amount to the same thing

Here's the news, I’m alive
But in habit of not taking chances
Well that's what I’m finding

We could try with new rules
Just accept only one thing
And that is that nothing
Will change anything

You see it all the time
But now we've seen the last time
That's the main thing

Take a look at yourself
In the mirror you'll find
You look weirder
The longer you stand there

Just take a step away
At least for one day
And you'll be finding

Just a shot in the dark
Still a good enough aim
To take half of the blame
And be thankful

For everything you've got
I'd take another shot
In the, in the dark with you

Is it deal or no deal
Well I try everyday
And I still have to say
That it's no deal

What time is it, 14
Well I’m ready when you are
As long as we both want the same thing

I'll put the candles out
I don't mean put them out
I mean, I mean get them burning

You look good, how'd you feel
I feel good
But I knew that I would
From the moment I saw you

Well thank you for your time
And for not wasting mine
That's a rare thing

There's a savior in me
Yet I can't save myself
So good luck whoever else
Believes in me

You can only blame yourself
I'm the savior in yourself
And not in me

You're the new kid in school
Everybody looks at you
Because of the fact
That you are new

Someone throw the kid a crutch
I know it isn't much
But it's what I’m thinking

You lied

All of those are changing
In ever-changing places
My followers, you said to me
Would at least show their faces
But you lied
You lied

And all I ask is you treat me like a man
All I ask I you need me while you can

And you will surround me
Know nothing, and not see me
Universal meanings
Are meaningless to me
And the guests at the funeral
Are forming a new world
None of you can see things
Or know things like i do
You lied
You lied

And all I ask is you treat me like a man
All I ask is you need me while you can
You lied
You lied

All I ask is you need me
All I ask is you hear me
Only you can complete me
Like you can

A Pure Accident

Well, for a while it was amazing
And I still think you're the one
As long as we both want the same thing
It's not hard to carry on

Just place your hand in my hand
Take a walk in this old park
And hang around in the rain 'til it goes dark

I want to ask you questions
That I never asked back then
And you could teach me lessons one to ten

And on the second first impression
I can see how things go wrong
I know this isn't a confession
If it was it would take too long

I know you will forgive me
For the things I have done wrong
I'm sorry I never liked your favourite song

But put yourself in my shoes
I will place myself in yours
Something tells me the future could be ours

Well, if you wanna know how I feel
All you have to do is ask
And all things never being easy
I'll give you a ???

Just take a walk down my street
There is magic in the air
And if you look you will find this fits somewhere

The feeling comes from nowhere
And it takes you by surprise
Don't say you've lost the magic in your eyes

As long as we both want the same thing
From the ashes we will rise

Is it a common misconception
Or a beautiful idea
That we all end up back to your place
Or you all come over here

Nobody could have planned it
It's just a pure accident
Well the people came, the people came and went

And I want you to just surround me
With your love in your own way
This kind of thing doesn't happen every day

As long as we both want the same thing
Then it all should be ok

Non AlbumS Tracks

A Better Way

Never gonna show how to live
I don't think I've got another
Brain cell to give
The easy way is harder
When you're falling apart

So I say
Low down
If your low down
Because there's a better way

Wouldn't like to serenade
You all of the rules
I don't feel like stomaching
All those fools
Want to see the difference
When I'm killing some time
Lose your way in a while

If I say
low down
If your low down
Because there's a better way

Feeling like I should of
And I did no crime
People say it's easy
Just a matter of time
To the phone box
Feeling that it's something else
Got a feeling this jury's dead

So I say
Low down
If your low down
Because there's a better way

Yeah I say
Low down
If your low down
Because there's a better way

Black And White Dream (Demo)

I will be gone from here
The minute you close your eyes
And with a silent tear
As your sign of life
All i needed was someone new
Only to be nothing new

Oooooooo Oooooooooooooo

I will be gone from here
The minute you close your eyes
??
??

Ooooooooooooo Oooooooooooo

Laaa laaa laaa laaaa laaaa

Bottle of tears

Don't back down when your giving be treats
You know that now that I found it
You know that I need it
Don't back me up you say nothing at all
If I was two feet taller
I'd be over the wall
Don't start thinking that I'm too needy
I could give you love for nothing
There's nothing for me
We're like Arabian nights
When the sun goes down
But tell me in the day
You don't want me around

Hold me now cause I'm gonna try
If you don't pour salt water into my eye
We've got a bottle of tears locked up inside
Maybe you'll laugh but the laughs all mine
Hope now baby it's not getting better
As your hopes stay slipping around in the rain
Don't start pulling around at the sheets
When I've got oodles of love growing into me

We've got a bottle of tears locked up inside
Maybe you'll laugh but the laughs all mine
Maybe you'll laugh but the laughs all mine

Celebrate

As we meet
Watching the really good ground?
Washing the memories away
There's something we shine its a feel?
There's something we care about

We're having a real good time
I guess this is the time of our lives
It's a pleasure to see u again
With nothing to care about

We're having a real good time
I guess this is the time of our lives
It's a pleasure to see u again
With nothing to care about

And soon, a pulley will float through the sky
A sight that nobody can deny
It's a pleasure to see him again
There's something we care about

We're having a real good time
I guess this is the time of our lives
It's a pleasure to see u again
With nothing to care about

Chaos theory

You fly like an arrow
I lie in the shadow
Only to be blessed with silence
You shoot using your licence to kill the pain

'Cos you fly an arrow
Straight to my heart
Blow it apart every time
You go like a dream
Nothing seems real
Don't even know how I feel

Now your shy
An I'm shallow,
My brain turns like a pulp of marrow,
But oh no, I'm not planning to stay lost
I know I could remove you from chaos

But you touch me with poison
Shoots to my brain
Sending me crazy, insane
Like some kind of marrow
Give you a taste of a feeling
A much brighter place

You fly like an arrow
I lie in the shadows
Only to be blessed with silence
You should use your licence to kill the pain

'Cos you fly an arrow
Straight to my heart
Blow it apart every time
Though I may dream
Nothing seems real
You don't even know how I feel

Come On Eileen

( Dexy's Midnight Runners cover )

Poor old Johnny Ray
Sounded sad upon the radio
Moved a million hearts in mono
Our mothers cried
Sang along, who'd blame them
Now you're grown, so grown, now I must say more than ever
Go toora loora toora loo rye aye
And we can sing just like our fathers

Come on Eileen, oh I swear (what he means)
At this moment, you mean everything
With you in that dress my thoughts I confess
Verge on dirty
Ah come on Eileen

These people round here wear beaten down eyes
Sunk in smoke dried faces
They're so resigned to what their fate is
But not us (no never), no not us (no never)
We are far too young and clever
Remember
Go toora loora toora loo rye aye
Eileen I'll hum this tune forever

Come on Eileen oh I swear (what he means)
Ah come on, let's take off everything
That pretty red dress Eileen (tell him yes)
Ah come on let's, Ah come on Eileen
That pretty red dress, Eileen (tell him yes)
Ah come on let's, ah come on Eileen
Please...

Come on Eileen too-loo rye-aye
Come on Eileen too-loo rye-aye
Toora toora-too-loora

Now you have grown, now you have shown, oh Eileen
Come on Eileen, these things they are real and I know
how you feel
Now I must say more than ever
things round here have changed
Too-ra loo-ra too-ra loo-rye-aye

Distant town

Distant love you left for distant town
Only need to whisper please don't shout
Plant the seed let seed of love grow
Floating down the stream against the flow

Fate please show me to the edge of town
Don't blast me to the moon I'll still come down
Distant love I don't know where to start
Shadowed by the blister on your heart

All I need is perfect timing
To dodge these tumbleweeds around me
Listen to my senseless rhyming

Your scent is all I need
It makes me sneeze
This is how you find me
Just listen when I sneeze
Your scent is all I need
I'll catch it on the breeze
Just listen when I sneeze
Your scent is all I need
This is how you find me

It think we're getting close
I see the flies around you

Donna & Blitzen (1998 version)

Wait for the light
But you've been still sly
Baby its not your sliegh ride
But this year its ours
And maybe tomorrow
We're gonna see
Things I'd never believe
I'll make you want me you'll see
The initial morning of spring
Only two reindeer
Oh what a sight
As they take their first flight

I will, I will
I will, I will

wait until
For them into the sky
Oh baby its all inside

I will, I will
I will, I will
I will, I will
I will, I will

Born in the night
As two reindeer take flight
Oh what a sight
I will, I will
I will sleep tonight

Golden Days

These could be our golden days
Just like the summer we never had
Just like the summers we wished we had
Just the like the summer we're gonna have

We could find a thousand ways
To have the summers we never had
To have the summers we wished we had
To have the summers we're gonna have

I Love You All

Don't be sad when it lasts so long
I felt so right even while
I was under helium sky
You blow away
I...

I don't even ask you why
You go away
Cry, cry, cry

'Cause this season, this season
This season, this season
I love you all
I love you all
I love you all
Love you all
I love you all
I love you all

It came from the ground

I hear your sound from the ground
And it feels so good
I see the lights fading
Lets gather the rain
Inside your hood
Now I hear she's got the fever
Oh and I need her, I knew I would
Now I see your stalling
Catch me I'm falling underground

Now I sense the ground is moving
Yet something is proving me wrong I find
I see the colour changing
To follow the range inside your mind
I've tried to please her, maybe I'll weave her a lullaby
The fallen trees are not yet in season
But underground

A giant grain of sand could
Slip through your hand
And you wouldn't know
You fly away, I'm sailing
My heart would be failing without this glow
I wonder if you've seen me
With infinite greenery all around
If I could here you calling
I'd break down the walls that defend her sound

Jewel thief

If you still feel free
But you cant steal with me

You stole my heart
Lifes a journey with no start
I fell ill on the run
My fears flow down stream

You stole my heart
Lifes a journey with no start
I fell ill on the run

If you still feel free
But you cant steal with me

You steal everything, anything
I feel everything you feel
Without me you'll only get so far
You steal the corner of my smile

You steal everything, anything
I feel everything you feel
Without me you'll only get so far
You steal the corner of my smile

Let The Sunshine In

( Hair cover )

We Starve-look at one another short of breath
Walking proudly in our winter coats
Wearing smells from laboartories

Facing a dying nation of moving paper fantasy
Listening for the new told lies
With supreme visions of lonly tunes

Sining our space songs on a spider web sitar
Life is around you and in you
Answer from Timothy Leary deary

Let the sunshine
Let the sunshine in
The sunshine in

Let the sunshine
Let the sunshine in
The sunshine in

Let the sunshine
Let the sunshine in
The sunshine in

My Names Not Down

Do do do do do
It's a new melody and its coming your way soon
You'll get it for free right after this next word

Nobody frees their mind anymore.
No one can read my mind anymore.

Do do do
It's a figure of speech and a play on words
Life is a beach but never the less true
Nobody leaves me cold anymore,
But everybody leaves me wanting the core

Name isnt down but im still coming in

Just give me some space
I can give you songs to straighten your face
Not just some b-side shit
That nobody listens to anymore
'Cause everybody takes no time anymore

Do do do
It's a falling from grace, and a miracle that im staying the pace
And still selling seats to shows
That nobody wants to see anymore
Everybody wants to get free on the door

My name isnt down but im still coming in
Name isnt down but im still coming in

No point in living

I don't live for the winter freeze
I don't live for the summer breeze
I don't care about any of these
You know I can't help living without you

I don't live for the summer breeze
I don't live for the winter freeze
I don't care about any of these
You know I can't help living without you
There's no point in living without you

...
There's no point in living without you

No point in living without you
No point in living without your love

We sang the tunes
Still boxed in my mind
You know I can't move
No point in living without you
No point in living without you
No point in living without you

I don't live for the summer breeze
I don't care about any of these
You know I can't help living without you
No point in living without your love

No Point In Living (Reprise)

I don' t live for the winter freeze
I don't care about any of these
I can't help living without you

You sang the tunes
Still boxed in my mind

I don't live for the summer breeze
I don' t live for the winter freeze
I don't care about any of these
I can't help living without you

You sang the tunes
Still boxed in my mind
You know that I came through
But there's no point living without you

I don' t live for the summer breeze
I don' t live for the winter freeze
I don't care about any of these
I can't help living without you

You sang on my needs
You know I came by
You know I came through
But there's no point living without you

You sang the tunes
You know I came through
You know you I knew
No point living without you

I don't live for the summer breeze
I don' t live for the winter freeze
I don't care about any of these
I can't help living without your love
No point living without you

Nursey Rhyme

Doesn't mean I'll never let you know
Each time I turn inside
When I fall in love
Outside you
But I won't let you fall in love
Your love pours over me
Your men drown inside

Sing a nursery rhyme
To keep me quiet
Sing a nursery rhyme
To keep me quiet

Oh won't you please stay close to me, close to me
Carry through your ecstasy

Catch the memory then
Even when your on fire
Know that your weaving
My emotional wires

Falls through me
In through me
Out through me
Don't love me
Filling me, feeding me
Electrically

Yes I'll let you fall in love
Yes I'll let you fall in love
Yes I'll let you fall in love
Yes I'll let you fall in love
Yes I'll let you fall in love
Yes I'll let you fall in love
Yes I'll let you fall in love

Doo, doo, doo, doo
Doo, doo, doo, doo

Have to breath the air you breathe
I'm inside you
In a room inside a room
Inside you
Colour changes fall through your emotion
I can see when the feelings desire

I feel I'm close to you
When I just walk around inside you
Don't let them close to me
Not when you if it is not
The one
The one
The one
The one
The one
The one
The one that you love

Yes I'll let you fall in love
Yes I'll let you fall in love
Yes I'll let you fall in love
Yes I'll let you fall in love
Yes I'll let you fall in love
Yes I'll let you fall in love
Yes I'll let you fall in love
Keep quiet!

Won't you sing me a nursery rhyme
To keep me quiet when your on fire
Won't you sing me a nursery rhyme
To keep me quiet when your on fire
Won't you sing me a nursery rhyme
To keep me quiet when your on fire

Please just sing me a nursery rhyme
To keep me quiet while I'm inside
Please just sing me a nursery rhyme
To keep me quiet while I'm inside

I won't let you fall in love
You know inside your baby knows

Your baby knows
Your baby knows
Your baby knows
Your baby knows

I'm on fire, your on fire
Keep me quiet, feel the air your breathing

Push Me, Pull Me

What's the matter you, HEY!!
Don't know which way to turn
Caught in two minds, what shall we do
Why don't you push me, and ill pull you

La la la la la la

What's the matter you, HEY!!
Can't look me in the eye
Chasing your tail
Your tear us apart
I won't let you down we share a heart

Easy peasy lemon,
Squeezy cheesy peas
Since you left me i've not been myself
Why don't you come back and be yourself

Yourself! !

Shake the rollercoaster

You might walk all over me in violet shoes
While i shake the rollercoaster morning blues
I cant get satisfied by being satisfied
I opened up my mind to find it wasnt mine.

Then i look for someone else
I can find no one else....like you

Do do do....bum ba dum

And when i needed something wasnt there.
And then i pleeded on the silent share
Only when it suits i can be on your side
You call me up, i sing my song without a smile

Then i look for someone else
I can find no one else....like you

Do do do

Sha La La

( Live Glastonbury 2002 )

Everybody needs a place to live,
Everybody needs a friend,
I’ve been trying to find a place where maybe we could find some friends,
You know, I know, since we’re together we’ve been moving in similar lines,
Conversation is a killer and maybe it’s a friend sometimes,
Sha la la la la la la x 3
La la

Now I don’t really need to be decided,
I can bide my time,
Slick sugar sweet candy beats and then some words that rhyme
We seek to keep together, by keeping loving, living apart,
With no mention of a future, hell you could be getting my leap ins???
Sha la la la la la la x 3
La la

Everybody needs a place to live,
Everybody needs a home and a friend,
So I’ve been trying to find a place where maybe we could find some friends,
You know, I know, since we’re together we’ve been moving in similar lines,
A conversation is a killer and maybe it’s a friend,
Sha la la la la la la x 3
La la

Skidding out of control

Now you and me, we're skidding out of control
It's like i don't wanna believe this time we might be losing our souls
We've got to slam on our coaster brakes
And pick our brains from the road
It's time the heat killed the cold

Now you've got me feeling rough
When i just wanna be smooth
You can get back up to heaven, but I've got nothing to prove
You've gotta just keep this tyre and this groove

And you me, we're skidding out of control
It's like i don't wanna believe this time we might be losing our souls
We've got to slam on our coaster brakes
And pick our brains from the road
It's time the heat killed the cold

...
Now forget about the troubles, and forget about the cost
We're gonna take this ... of wheels and rev it up just one more time

Now it's funny to remember how i used to need it all
Now i know this power dream machine is never gonna stall
This super flying motorcycle's gonna take it straight through the wall
And we'll recover it all

Yeah you and me, we're skidding out of control
It's like i don't wanna believe this time we might be losing our souls
We've got to slam on our coaster brakes
And pick our brains from the road
It's time the heat killed the cold

There's A Storm

There's a storm coming over the hill
With a glance or a stare i could kill
I don't mean to be harsh or direct
But a heart such as mine must disect
And decide who deserves my time
I decided that isnt a crime, no

And a steeple of chance seperates
All the love that one heart generates
There's a reason for telling you this
I won't flinch ill betray with a kiss
There's a fog lighten blur in my eye
And a secret cloud thunder my sky
You said fire wouldnt burn up a hill
If you try then it probably will, yeah

Fade away

Thinking Of You

Everybody let me tell you 'bout my love
Brought to you by an angel from above
Full equipped with a lifetime guarantee
Everybody knows that you belong to me

Hey, it's you and the things you do to me
That makes me love you
Now I'm living in ecstasy

Everybody let me tell you 'bout my love
Brought to you by an angel from above
Full equipped with a lifetime guarantee
Nothing can stop me
?

It's you, and the things you do to me
That makes me love you, now I'm living in ecstasy

The Can Is Open

And now that the can is open
I can truly speak my mind
It's been working up til this fight
You know im not the lying kind

Let your secrets be mine tonight

Trust in your eyes to where they first met with mine
I'd be the person you'd fine

Oooooooh ooooooooh

Can't believe you didnt know it
Can't belive i didnt show it
Can't belive i didnt know it
I can't belive you didnt show it

All my secrets are out tonight

Trace all your steps to where they first cross with mine
Keep all the treasure you find
Trace all your steps to where they first cross with mine
I'd be the person you'd find

Oooooooh oooooooh

Thunder Road

( Bruce Springsteen cover )

The screen door slams
Mary's dress waves
Like a vision she dances across the porch
As the radio plays
Roy Orbison singing for the lonely
Hey that's me and I want you only
Don't turn me home again
I just can't face myself alone again
Don't run back inside
Darling you know just what I'm here for
So you're scared and you're thinking
That maybe we ain't that young anymore
Show a little faith, there's magic in the night
You ain't a beauty, but hey you're alright
Oh and that's alright with me
You can hide 'neath your covers
And study your pain
Make crosses from your lovers
Throw roses in the rain
Waste your summer praying in vain
For a savior to rise from these streets
Well now I'm no hero
That's understood
All the redemption I can offer girl
Is beneath this dirty hood
With a chance to make it good somehow
Hey what else can we do now
Except roll down the window
And let the wind blow back your hair
Well the night's busting open
These two lanes will take us anywhere
We got one last chance to make it real
To trade in these wings on some wheels
Climb in back
Heaven's waiting on down the tracks
Oh oh come take my hand
Riding out tonight to case the promised land
Oh oh Thunder Road, oh Thunder Road
Oh Thunder Road
Lying out there like a killer in the sun
Hey I know it's late, we can make it if we run
Oh Thunder Road, sit tight take hold
Thunder RoadWell I got this guitar
And I learned how to make it talk
And my car's out back
If you're ready to take that long walk
From your front porch to my front seat
The door's open but the ride it ain't free
And I know you're lonely
For words that I ain't spoken
But tonight we'll be free
All the promises'll be broken
There were ghosts in the eyes
Of all the boys you sent away
They haunt this dusty beach road
In the skeleton frames of burned out Chevrolets
They scream your name at night in the street
Your graduation gown lies in rags at their feet
And in the lonely cool before dawn
You hear their engines roaring on
But when you get to the porch they're gone
On the wind, so Mary climb in
It's a town full of losers
And I'm pulling out of here to win

Treeclimber

Don't be sad
When it all
Lasts so long

I feel so right
Even while
I was under
Helium Sky

You blow away
I

I don't even ask you why
You go away
Cry, Cry, Cry

Cos this season
This season

I love you all
Love you all

*** Thanx a lot to Stan for this one ***

Walk Away Renee

( Left Bank Cover )

And when I see the sign that points one way
The lot we used to pass by every day
Just walk away Renee
You won't see me follow you back home
The empty sidewalks on my block are not the same
You're not to blame
From deep inside the tears I'm forced to cry
From deep inside the pain I chose to hide
Just walk away Renee
You won't see me follow you back home
Now as the rain beats down upon my weary eyes
For me it cries
Your name and mine inside a heart upon a wall
Still find a way to haunt me though they're so small
Just walk away Renee
You won't see me follow you back home
Now as the rain beats down upon my weary eyes
For me it cries
Just walk away Renee
You won't see me follow you back home
The empty sidewalks on my block are not the same
You're not to blame

Walkman demo

( Live Shepherds bush )

Tonight i feel no pain
your gonna feel the same
But life in the rain

They all la la
Say you love me

You are, i love you so
You are gonna love you too

They all la la
Say you love me

Sister, love me
Don't love me like you do
Just love me like you do
Sweet child love me like you do

They all la la
Say you love me

You are, i love you so
You are gonna love you too

They all la la
Say you love me

Yeah, yeah yeah

You came along and really gave me something
I don't even think it amounts to nothing
I don't wanna let it slip away

You came along and really gave me something
You might even think it amounts to nothing
I don't wanna let it slip away
I don't wanna let it slip away

Slip away

You came along and really gave me something
You might even think it amounts to nothing
I don't wanna let it slip away
I don't wanna let it slip away

Slip away
Yeah yeah yeah
2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 4, 1

Where Were You

So where were you when i was still trying to create
A better world for myself trying not to be late
It wasn't easy and its still hard
Oh i was right to mark your cards

I didn't care much for you then
I don't care much for you now

Do do do do do do

And when you see all people need was to grow up
And i've seen the world, did not know there was so much
And if i ever run out of melodies, ill just milk the shit out of these


I didn't care much for you then
I don't care much for you now
I didn't care much for you then
I couldn't care less for you now

Ddo do do do do do

Now recently i heard you ran out of luck
If i am honest, tell the truth i could not give a fuck
And that's not easy to say in a song
But all your rights never made me wrong

I didn't care much for you then
I don't care much for you now
I didn't care much for you then
Couldn't care less for you now

Do do do do do do do

I know you'll understand

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