B i o g r a p h y
 (by Dave Donnelly)

Rarely anything but unorthodox, Dubliner Cathy Davey's musical development has been almost as atypical as her listening habits. Having initiated a major-label bidding war before she'd ever performed live, Davey took her time assembling a group of musicians who would not only realize her own ideas, but add their own influences to her bare-bones alternative pop. In her spare time, she admits she prefers not to listen to music, instead taking pleasure in reading, drawing, and watching television. Suffice to say, it's difficult to pick out too many of the usual influences in her music. Stock comparisons toPJ Harvey, Björk, and Kate Bush are somewhat useful, in the sense that she inhabits the same sphere of left-field female pop artists, but her use of blues and ambient electronic music sets her apart as an artist, as does her purposeful, playful obtuseness directly recalls her noted idol Tom Waits and contemporaries Radiohead.

Cathy Davey was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1979. Claiming to be too poor to buy her own records while growing up, Davey instead latched onto the music of friends, experiencing Guns N' Roses, the Stone Roses, and Radiohead as they reached their creative peaks. Noting that she could never adequately express herself by conventional means, Davey instead turned to the arts, developing interests in composing poetry, music, and art. Through her teenage years and early twenties, Davey composed in private, preferring not to perform in a live setting until she had the financial backing to employ musicians. In 2002, she put together a four-song, self-produced demo tape which she began to shop to record labels. The response to the tape was astounding, and a bidding war ensued between a number of Irish and British labels, with EMI eventually pipping Rough Trade to her signature.

Davey took time out in 2002 to add guest vocals to "Jellyman" from Wicklow electronic act Autamata's debut album My Sanctuary, and in 2003 joined Jimi Goodwin of Doves to lend backing vocals to Elbow's "Grace Under Pressure." She spent 2003 assembling a band, which included the then ex-the Verve bassist Simon Jones and keyboardist Diana Gutkind, a longtime member of Blur's touring band, and made her live debut in support of Dublin songwriter David Kitt. In January of 2004, she completed recording Something Ilk, whetting the public's appetite with the hungrily received Come Over EP in April. Something Ilk saw release in the U.K. and Ireland in late August via EMI's Regal Recordings imprint and debuted at number 28 in the Irish Album Chart, buoyed by the hit single "Clean and Neat." Successful tours opening for Elbow, Supergrass, and Graham Coxon followed, as did another single titled "Cold Man's Nightmare."

Davey moved toward a more electronic sound for her second studio album, Tales of Silversleeve, although lead single "Reuben" became her most successful single to date on the strength of its Bo Diddley blues beat. "Reuben" spent seven weeks in the Irish Singles Chart, debuting at number 42 in September of 2007. Tales of Silversleeve peaked at number 24 upon its release in October, and had spent 14 weeks in the Top 50 as of January 2008.




Something Ilk
- 2004-08-20 -



Come Over
Trade Secret
Cold Man's Nightmare
Clean and Neat
Hammer Head
Old Man Rain
Swing It
Yak Yak
Go Make It
Sugar
Holy Moly
Save Button
About Time
Mine for Keeps
Honk
(Hidden Track)

Tales of Silversleeve
- 2007-10-12 -



Sing for Your Supper
Reuben
The Collector
Moving
Mr. Kill
Overblown Love Song
No Heart Today
Harmony
Can't Help It
Rubbish Ocean
All of You

The Nameless
- 2010-05-07 -



The Nameless
Army of Tears
In He Comes
Habit
Little Red
Happy Slapping
Dog
Bad Weather
The Touch
Wild Rum
Lay Your Hand
Universal Tipping
End of The End

NEW FOREST
- 2016-09-09 -



New Forest
The Pattern
Birdie
Snitch
Armadillo
Arrow
And Then I Eat It
Thylacine
My Old Man
Bucket
Chrysocoma

Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

My Surprise
Nervous Twitches
Piece of the Pie
Some Things I Can't Have
 

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Something Ilk

Come Over

Speed up, you're right behind
You go slow you take your time
But anymore it won't be so free
Anymore it won't be so easy

Big bass a temper a bee
Why shake, shake at your feet
Let it kick what they can't defeat
You'll hear me

I'm over here
I'm over here
I'm over here
I'm over here

Come over here
Come over here
Come over here
Come over here
Come over

Too slow, how to get you to move
You got a hoop you won't need to jump through
Stuff you want me to wear and I'll wear it just for you
Any day soon, until the day
Give me a moment, it won't take you long
To make it clear enough

I'm over here
I'm over here
I'm over here
I'm over here

Come over here
Come over here
Come over here
Come over here
Come over

Any day soon, until the day
Give me a moment, it won't take me so long
And any day soon, until the day
Give me a moment, it won't take me so long, ah

Make you feel light, now there's the money
And bend your knees right ra ta ta
Make you feel light, now there's the money
And bend your knees right ra ta ta

Make you feel light, now there's the money
And bend your knees right ra ta ta
Make you feel light, now there's the money
And bend your knees right ra ta ta

Make you feel light, now there's the money
And bend your knees right ra ta ta

Trade Secret

If you go, will you promise not to tell them all
And if you go, you have to swear you won't reveal it all
If you go, will you promise not to tell them all
If you go, you've such a lovely voice, I love it
Will you promise not to tell them all

That's the price you pay
That's the price you pay
No longer want to stay, you want to get away
That's the price you pay

If you stay, you can keep the things you learned today
You've to promise not to give me away
And if you stay, you can keep the things I give you
Just to promise not to breathe a word

But if you go, you're such a lovely face both of them
You've to promise not to tell them all
And if you go, I'll never give my trade secrets away
Swear you won't reveal it all

That's the price you pay
That's the price you pay
No longer want to stay, you want to get away
That's the price you pay

If you go, will you promise not to tell them all
And if you go, you have to swear you won't reveal a word
But if you go, you've such a lovely bum, I love it
Will you promise not to tell them all
And if you stay, I'll never give my trade secrets away
Swear you won't reveal it all

That's the price you pay
That's the price you pay
No longer want to stay, you want to get away
That's the price you pay

Cold Man's Nightmare

It's a cold man's nightmare to be warm, where she lays
And he's to go through fire to make sure that's where he stays
I'm thinking of you

It's a cold man's fever to be loved in return
For every warm embrace he acquires the taste of getting burned
Don't let it go, even if I said to

I'm always thinking of you
I'm always thinking of you
I'm always thinking of you
I'm always thinking of you

It's a warm girl’s nightmare to have you by her side
For every look you give her sends a chill right down her spine
Oh what will I do, I couldn't stop if I had to

I'm always thinking of you
I'm always thinking of you
I'm always thinking of you
I'm always thinking of you

Oh it hurts sometimes
To have you so alive
And kicking inside

I'm easily blind
Happiness is all mine
No don't let me go
Even if I said so

I'm always thinking of you
I'm always thinking of you
I'm always thinking of you
I'm always thinking of you

Oh it hurts sometimes
To have you so alive
And kicking inside

Clean and Neat

I'm clean and neat
I'm ready to eat
I'm like a pure white cotton sheet
Hanging out, to dry

I'm sour, sweet
High heeled feet
Going to push it on
And ready for a treat
Oh my
Worth a try

Could be time to pay
You've wasted the day away
And I'm too lazy, won't you delay
Work no pay
Maybe you're right
Without you're lie

I'm going away
Yet you're gone all nice
Put your best foot forward
But how long it's been there
It feels like it ain't going away
For the longest day

Your game is lame
Your rules are getting tame
You're on another reel
The outcome is the same
Once again
Let's pretend

And days, days don't mean a thing
And when you ditch it in a diary
If a diary for a brain, but this day
You're slipping away

Could be time to pay
You've wasted the day away
And I'm too lazy, won't you delay
Work no pay
Maybe you're right
Without you're lie

I'm going away
Yet you're gone all nice
Put your best foot forward
But how long it's been there
It feels like it ain't going away
For the longest day

Hammerhead

You have the same stubbornness as hammerhead
Don't need to get into it
When every which way is wrong and every right is your own
And everything is either black or white

But even I know the in-betweens and outs
My lowly brain can comprehend
That if it's easy you want you don't go looking for love
It will complicate you in the end

I may be hollow but I've had my fill
Of idle love I wasn't afraid to spill
And in the morning when I'm hollower still
There won't be any room for us

I have the same stubbornness as my rival
Wouldn't even compromise
When it was too even Steven didn't want to be eating
Such a big piece of the humble pie

It was a hard, hard lesson to learn then
But I won't go do that again
No if it's easy I want I won't go dishing out love
Like it's something I've got plenty of

I may be hollow but I've had my fill
Of idle love I wasn't afraid to spill
And in the morning when I'm hollower still
There won't be any room for us

I have the same attitude as my mother
And I think I'll see it out alone
It may be sweet to share a bed
But when you're fucking with my head
Stopping pit is now a no go zone

I want to love you but it got too much
You have to build it out of stronger stuff
We might have something but it's not enough
And there isn't any room for us

Old Man Rain

Old man rain and windy weather they won't mar your way
Old man rain is out to dinner with his lady may

Room enough for every season
Room enough for me
Room enough for everybody
Room enough for me

Rum rum rum rum ready run run away
Rum rum rum rum ready run run away

Room enough for everybody
Room enough for me
Room enough for every season
Room enough for me

Rum rum rum rum ready run run away
Rum rum rum rum ready run run away

When you see your family courting with a hurricane
Whistle down to old man rain he'll bring them home again

Room enough for every season
Room enough for me
Room enough for every season
Room enough for me

Rum rum rum rum ready run run away
Rum rum rum rum ready run run away

Room enough for every season
Room enough for me
Room enough for every season
Room enough for me

Rum rum rum rum ready run run away
Rum rum rum rum ready run run away

Swing It

Didn't you know me
Didn't I swing from tree to tree in your arms
And you'd show me
That swinging was the only way to your heart

So we'd swing it, you and I
If what's the point of climbing when swinging gets you by
We'd swing it, me and you
I'd sooner hang around than walk the ground
So this will do

Didn't you share me
With every breed of monkey that sniffed about your feet
Would you blame me
We’ll put a plate before me what can I do but eat

So we'd swing it, you and I
If what's the point of climbing when swinging gets you by
We'd swing it, me and you
I'd sooner hang around than walk the ground

And we'd hang our glory for all to see
And everyone who notices knows
It's all about territory

Didn't you know me
Didn't I swing from tree to tree in your arms
And you'd show me
That swinging was the only way to your heart

And we'd hang our glory for all to see
And everyone who notices knows
It's all about territory

Yak Yak

I want to listen, but you're all the time
Going ya yak yakking ying
When you should be quiet
You pull me over when I cross the line
But who'll come to pull you in when you take a bite

Oh won't you hear me, I'm of steady mind
Two arms to hold my own frame when you're out at night
I don't care who you are just make me ripe
Give me a long back to bare the weight of life

No wonder you go under
No wonder you go under

Only lonely men will act this way
Only lonely women then won't run away
Who would be lonely in this day and age

Only lonely men are like this way
Only lonely women then won't run away
Who would be lonely in this day and age
Who would be lonely

And here we are, and here we'll stay
And here we are, and here we'll stay
Oh, no wonder you go under
Oh, no wonder you go under
No wonder you go under

Go Make It

I'm not getting anywhere,
It's all falling apart
I've figured out an ending
But I'm nowhere near the start

And maybe I could get away
And disconnect the line
And they'd run a ring around themselves
Slowly loose their minds

What about the attitude
The one that got you here
It came straight for fear
Straight for fear

Go and make it
Go and make it
Go and make it
Go and make it out
And make it
Make it loud
And go and get it
Get it out

Go and make it
Go and make it
Go and make it
Go and make it
Out of here
Out of here

I didn't think of anything
So I doodled on the page
I had families of oddities
But none of them could save me

What about the good idea
The one you had last year
It came through here and disappeared

Go and make it
Go and make it
Go and make it
Go and make it out
And make it
Make it loud
And go and get it
Get it out

Go and make it
Go and make it
Go and make it
Go and make it
Out of here
Out of here

They can teach you anything
Could teach you how to fly
You wouldn't need an aeroplane
They'd drop you from that height

What about the other girl
Didn't she do well
Well she can go straight to hell

Go and make it
Go and make it
Go and make it
Go and make it out
And make it
Make it loud
And go and get it
Get it out

Go and make it
Go and make it
Go and make it
Go and make it
Out of here
Out of here

Go and make it
Go and make it
Go and make it
Go and make it out
And make it
Make it loud
And go and get it
Get it out

Go and make it
Go and make it
Go and make it
Go and make it out
You make it out

You make it out of here
You make it out of here

Sugar

Uncut no blue pencil
Flawless and unguarded
Here it is, warm and pure and raw lines
No true meaning, no insight, no allusions
Here it is, raw and pure and humble

No more sugar on the page, no more serenade

Your words go unspoken
Cruel hearts go unbroken
But here it is, no glam or glitz
But who cares, you're not out there
No-one has any bearing
But here it is, cold and dumb and dead

No more sugar on the page
No more serenade

No more sugar on the page
No more serenade

No more sugar on the page
No more serenade

Holy Moly

I'm all eager to get started
Don't want to leave it
All undone though
One of these days my ego
Is going to steal you away

Holy Moly, take me on please
I'm not one of these trained hounds though
I want to lead my own way
I'm just another stray

I'm all right, he's all right
We're all fine, we're all ok
Pay your pay, night and day
Lead in vain, lean on the old train

I'm on a loose train now
I'm on a loose train now

Tomorrow is in motion
I feel it rise and fall again now
When I dive he'll receive me
But I have a long haul to go

I'm all right, he's all right
We're all fine, we're all ok
Pay your pay, night and day
Lead in vain, lean on the old train

I'm on a loose train now
I'm on a loose train now
Sky, sky

I'm all eager to get started
Don't want to leave it, unsaid now
When I dive he'll receive me
But I have a long haul to go

I'm all right, he's all right
We're all fine, we're all ok
Pay your pay, night and day
Lead in vain, lean on the old train

I'm on a loose train now
I'm on a loose train now
Sky, sky, sky

Save Button

You should save things, we should save things
But I don't, I lose things, I lose things
I lost the whole thing in one go
When it could have been saved but I let it go

It was my heart drive, it won't obey me
Takes that information, fills my memory
It churns out non-sense when I reload
I have to decode every single sentence

I don't pour whisky down my neck at night
I don't go binging on the weekend, pass out on the floor
I take good care of you, but you like to attack
By coagulating everything before handing at back

We should save things but I don't
I break things, I break things
I broke my baby, my newest baby
When I could have saved it all but I let it go

It was a major and it started slow
It had a rhythm that could make you move in ways you didn't know
It had this wall of string and a lingering feeling
But it's all gone thanks to yours truly

I don't pour whisky down my neck at night
I don't go binging on the weekend, pass out on the floor
I take good care of you, but you like to attack
By coagulating everything before handing at back

You take a chainsaw and drive it centreline
Straight through my insides when I lose my mind
I'm changing over to a Mac, if you don't give my files back
And it better be intact or it's a scrapheap for you

You, you, you…

About Time

Been thrown out of my own head
I don't belong anymore
Who's been at it again
Who's been at it again
At it again

They say they made a monster
Who bore seven deadly sins
But they didn't understand

It's about time, I untie my binds
I'm growing up to the sun
And I'll come back when I'm done

I'll find a brand new language
That won't give me away
Could be foul mouthed all day long

It's about time, I untie my binds
They'll flourish while I fade

It's about time, I untie my binds
I'm growing up to the sun
And I'll come back when I'm done
When I'm done

They'll flourish while I fade
Good riddance anyway
I'm, I'm getting bored of this place
It's about time

It's about time
It's about time
It's about time

Mine For Keeps

Very few have hit the mark
And fewer still made the radar
I didn't need what they offered
And there's nothing hear, to be proud of
It's possible, I hear them
And it's probable, I didn't listen
And there's nothing hear, to be proud of
But your eyes open
Easy come, easy go

You started something I never had to question before
You started changing my mind when I was always so sure
I've starting wondering what happens if I let you in more
Should you, should you say it's mine for keeps

You should you have left with your airs and graces
And you shouldn't leave them or they'd be wasted
'Cause there's nothing here to be proud of
But your eyes open
Easy come, easy go

You started something I never had to question before
You started changing my mind when I was always so sure
I've starting wondering what happens if I let you in more
Should you, should you say it's mine for keeps

Something new
You started something I never had to question before
You started changing my mind when I was always so sure
I've starting wondering what happens if I let you in more
I've started changing my mind when I was always so sure

I wouldn't mind, I wouldn't mind, I wouldn't mind…

Honk

( Hidden Track )

Old and numb
And I've just begun
When they hold my tongue
For the world I've spun

Into the known
In two rowed

Eat my word
Am I aiming low
Does the whole word know
And the whole world knows

Into my own
Into fro
Into the known
Into rowed

Tales of Silversleeve

Sing For Your Supper

With an element of oh no
With an element of oh no
And a leaking in my gut
Could you have an idiot

With a spanner in my brain
And I'll never talk sense again
But I'll sing with all I’ve got
From the bottom of my leaky gut

Will you never come back for more
Is the whole thing too familiar
With the line of your back so broad
But it's me who's knocking down your door

Sing for your supper
Is all that I can do
And one way or the other
I'll be making eyes at you

There's a woman in my brain
And she dabbles with my chemistry
I woke her up when I called your name
But I'll never wake her up again

With an element of oh no
Will you never come back for more
Is the whole thing too familiar

With the line of your back so broad
But it's me who's knocking down your door

Sing for your supper
Is all that I can do
And one way or the other
I'll be making eyes at you

You're filling up an empty room
Said I never had one companion
But look at me loving you
Is there ever any other reason

Sing for your supper
Is all that I can do
One way or the other
I'll be making eyes at you

Reuben

Reuben, I've been told
That you've got fire in your pocket
Filling every hole
And it's old

Reuben, you've been told
You're bringing fire to the devil
You're filling up his hole
And he grows, he grows

Everytime I hear you I go howling in the half light
But everytime I do I wish I’d hear a little howl back
Hear a little howl back

Reuben, you've been seen
You're bringing sunshine before you
Riding on the beam
And it's old, it's old

And how long you keep me still
I will be quiet for our lady
Quiet for no evil
You may keep your business to yourself

Everytime I hear you I go howling in the half light
But everytime I do I wish I'd hear a little howl back
Hear a howl back

Reuben, I've been told
That you've got fire in your pocket
Filling every hole
And it's old

And how long you keep me still
I will be quiet for our lady
Quiet for no evil
You may keep your business to yourself

Everytime I hear you I go howling in the half light
But everytime I do I wish I'd hear a little howl back
Everytime I hear you I go howling in the half light
But everytime I do I wish I'd hear a little howl back

The Collector

All mine, when the body wakes up
All mine, when the body falls down
You won't sleep when you lie with me
Knuckle and bone come rattling at your window

All mine, gall and liver
All mine, bony rib and marrow
All the dreams you long to keep
We’re part of the deal when you came to borrow

The collector is collecting
And delivering to me
Oh you think we've got it all
But there's no guarantee

All mine

All mine, the song your mother wrote you
All mine, everything of value
All hope you lay aside
Saved for the day no hope lies in you

All mine, joy and libido
Mine mine, plans for tomorrow
That heart you smuggled away
That beat so fast when we did our little handshake

The collector is collecting
And delivering to me
Oh you think we've got it all
But there's no guarantee

All mine

You won't sleep when you lie with me
Body will be gone but the mind won't follow
This heart you long to keep
Knuckle and bone come rattling at your window

All mine, when the body wakes up
All mine, when the body falls down

The collector is collecting
And delivering to me
Oh you think we've got it all
But there's no guarantee
And there's still tomorrow
There's still tomorrow

All mine

Moving

He'll be the one for me
Even if he do me a little
He's the one I'll bend for
When I don't bend, I break

Where's the yellow punk addition
He lay it down in front of me

He'll be the one for me
Even if he do me a little
He's the one I'll bend for
When I don't bend, I break

Where's the yellow punk addition
He lay it down in front of me

Keep it moving

He'll be the one for me
A tidy bum do more than a little
We all know what a girl can do
But can you keep that toe on the bag

Tidy bum do more than a little
He lay it down in front of me

Keep it moving, keep it moving
I like it moving round and round down there
Moving, keep it moving
I like it moving round and round to nowhere

You don't go down

All body do as I do
You don't make a scene yet
We all know how you move
But can you keep that toe on the bag

Tidy bum do more than a little
He lay it down in front of me
To go with my outfit
He lay it down in front of me

Mr. Kill

I really really don't think you're on it for me
I really really don't think you're cutting it out
Oh hardly, hardly, he's the one to take me on
Oh hardly, hardly, he's the one

If all your bruises were leading
We go on and on

Hey there, Mr. Kill
Never seen you so ill
Yoo-hoo, easy
Why not just shoot me

I'll never rule you out

I really really don't think you're on it for me
I really really don't think you're cutting it out
Do you really really wanna explore
Do you really really wanna

If all your dreams could live it for you
We go on and on

Overblown Love Song

Only for you, only for you
What else am I to do about it
Who heard of anything for free
Who gives away to not receive
That would be mean

Are you listening
Are you watching closely

Lovely, lovely overblown love song
No one and nothing could ever give more
With a few minor chords

Only for you, only for you
Don't want to be demure about it
But what to say and how to say it
Who knows, who knows, who knows
Here I go

Are you listening
Are you watching closely

Lovely, lovely and overblown love song
Nothing and no one could give you more
In a few minor chords

No Heart Today

I hear you, hear you calling me with an evil eye on
I don't want your kid chin, no
And all the people you know, they're saying "go on"
But I won't be here long

And all that you need, let burn at your feet
No room in my house no more
With all the people you know, the people you know
You'll forget what you've been looking for

You let your head go
With all the people you know

I don't have no heart today
Someone came over, let it out of the cage
And you might have much else to say
But I don't have no heart today

I hear you calling me with your motor running hard
But I don't want your chicken brain
It's like the people you know, they're saying "go on"
But I won't be that way

And all that you needed, burned at your feet
And who'll do the talking now?
It's like the people you know, people you know, people you know
Oh, you'll forget what you've been looking for

You let your head go
You'll be so loud about it

I don't have no heart today
Someone came over, let it out of the cage
And you might have much else to say
But I don't have no heart today

I've never had a piece of a broken heart
Could never claim to be a breaker of any body parts
But I'd love to give it up
Put your love into his arms and let your head go

You'll be so loud about it

Harmony

Harmony
You're lost to me
I know what it is to be
Without family

Nobody papa, too little mama, no one come easily
But I'll be the Toto if you be the little Dorothy

Harmony
Come lie with me
I know what it is to be
Without make believe

You be the airplane, I'll be the captain
Over the sea we'll fly
Where nobody know us, nobody care
On the other side

Harmony
You're lost to all
I know what we had to do
But I don't know anymore

You were the loud noise ringing in their ears
Come in and calm your head
You be the cow bell, I'll be the tambourine
Harmony, harmony

Can't Help It

We know what it's like to always get your way
I know, I know I do
And we couldn't find the time to accumulate
Other than this way

I'll be ready
When they bite the line

I'm losing, I'll lose
No hard shell, no armour
Can't help it

We don't say their name
They follow the sandwaves
Back to where you are
And I bet you nearly made a mistake
You'll have to learn to lose all scruples

You'll be ready
When you bite the line

I'm losing, I'll lose
No hard shell, no armour
Can't help it

I'll be ready
When they heed the call

Rubbish Ocean

I'm not ready, no no
You see my open mouth
And all the words are coming
Just let them tumble out

Where is my home
Where is my person

I'm not ready, no no
I'm severed down the middle
And somewhere over the rubbish sea
Is the rest of me

Where is my home
Where is my person
And where do I go where I go

You're just a little bit of ocean
But oh, what a big deal you can be
Well, I've tried and I've tried and I'm trying and I'm tired of trying
Oh, what you doing to me

Come over, come over the rubbish sea
Come on and have me sheltered
I'm getting rained on by a jealous cloud
That's following me where I go

All Of You

All of you
I've been sewn onto
Under your collar
Inside your sleeve
But in the meantime
Some of you is going to have to do

I've not decided which part to choose
Which bit I'll keep
Which bit I'll lose
I've not decided

All of you
All of you

Sorry day, not able to engage
I'm keeping busy with my candidates
They're under the chin
Or the shoulder blades
Just the whole face

All of you

Sorry night, you filled up all my time
I've been neglectful
And you have your pride
So don't wait in line while I’m by his side
I've things on my mind

All of you

Sorry day
Sorry night

The Nameless

The Nameless

In the day, I count the hours
And in the night, I count days
And when I wake, I count the flowers
That grow wild around your grave

And so we'd walk this town forever
And then we'd run toward the bay
And would I were a braver woman
I'd gladly sink beneath your wave

My heart denied what he would call me
The reason why I cannot tell
But you would call me nameless
For this I know, I know full well

My heart denied what he would call me
The reason why I cannot tell
But you would call me nameless
For this I know, I know full well

And in the day, we'd count the hours
And in the night, we'd count the ghosts
And you would call me nameless
You'd call me nameless
You left the most (?)

Army Of Tears

I've had enough, these salty drops
I've caught a thousand of them, filled a hundred cups
And bit by bit, they grew and grew
So I begin to turn them into something new

Every hour of every night
My little soldiers drew a breath and came to life
And one by one they formed a line
And pledged allegiance to this salty heart of mine

And what do you suppose they will do
What do you suppose they will say
The world will have its day
With my army of tears

Filled the house in shallow waves
I fed them only on revenge and bitter rage
And they grew up angry and tall
Lo and behold, I have the coldest sea of all

I build a boat made out of ice
To sail the frozen sea of my own device
And there I'll float and there I'll freeze
Commander of a fleet, queen of the sea

And what do you suppose they will do
What do you suppose they will do
The whole world will bow down to
My army of tears

Back in the day, black out the sun
The water's flowing over everything and everyone
The sirens yell that it's begun
My army

The whole world will live in fear
Of my army of tears

And what do you suppose they will do
What do you suppose they will do
The whole world will live in fear
Of my army of tears

In He Comes

In he comes separate and cool
And like a child I go running to
Heart of old but heart of a fool
No gravity I've no home to go to

Why would you be so cruel to me
I gave you all a body could receive
I won't tell if you kiss me true and gentle
Be a man and I'll be a woman too

Love long and intimate off with sorrows
In open rooms throw it to hear it hit the wall
Without accomplice each thing is free
But which do you like is there the very one for me

Why would you be so cruel to me
I gave you all a body could receive
I won't tell if you kiss me true and gentle
Be a man and I'll be a woman too

In he comes well oiled and turning
And like a girl I keep running
Where do they spend part of the fuel
Without head I've no sense too you
No sense too you
No sense too you

Why would you be so cruel to me
I gave you all a body could receive
I won't tell if you kiss me true and gentle
Be a man and I'll be a woman too

Habit

I have no joy without the boy
Oh but I found me another way to make it through the day
Twist your mind and soon you'll find
Someone to peel away the layers of those broken hearted cares

Leave your keys out in the door as you leave
So next in line can breathe a sigh easily
I know, I know, I know, I shouldn't want
I know I shouldn't need you to become
A habit

I have no joy no flint to flick
Oh but I found a flame to borrow when all my joy is licked
Now what of the sorrow, the looms, the rooms
Well he's just another friend they all get used to in the end

Leave your keys out in the door as you leave
So next in line can breathe a sigh easily
I know, I know, I know, I shouldn't want
I know, I shouldn't need you to become
A bad habit

Leave your keys out in the door as you leave
So next in line can breathe a sigh easily
Well I'm not one to kiss and wait
So if you're here make no mistake you'll become
A habit

A habit
Bad habit

Little Red

Hey I, I wouldn’t let him in
No I, I wouldn't, I wouldn't let him in
His eyes are close together
And he wears a toothy grin
Don’t let him in
No, I wouldn't if I were you
Let him in

Don't you, don't let him walk you home
No, no don't, don't let him walk you home
There's mischief in his make-up
You're better off to do that walk alone
No, I wouldn't if I were you
Let him walk you home

You're all the time believing
The very best in all
But the devil was an angel
'Til he took a little fall
Oh you keep your guard up for lurkers in the dark
The day you let it down
You get chased through the park

Hey you better, better stay awake tonight
Yeah, yeah you better, better keep 'em peeled tonight
They watch your window closely
Creep in when you turn out all the lights
No I wouldn't if I were you go to sleep tonight

You're all the time believing
It won't happen to you
But I guarantee one evening
Or before the night is through
Oh some wolf making out he's a pup
Will blow your house right down
And gobble you up

Happy Slapping

When you're alone do you worry about me
When I'm alone all I do is worry, worry worry worry
Worry 'bout a heart attack, wonderin' who's got your back
If you had a healthy lunch, if somebody spiked your punch
Do the boys take care of you, or do they leave you home to brew
Yeah
Doin' fine without you

When you're alone do you sit and weep
Or do you keep the fire lit with photographs of you and me
Is the heaviness letting up, or do you feel like giving up
And if you gave up what exactly, what exactly would it mean
Overflowing septic tanks and avoiding all the bins
'Till somebody says "I knew the girl, she kept a tidy flat
But now the garden's full of rats, I know she used to sing
But now she talks to buildings
She's doin' swell without you"

When you go out, do you dread coming home
To an empty house and stale bread and nobody to warm your bed
Does it make you scared to die, 'cause that's what keeps me up at night
Lying stiff for several days with nobody there to say "wake up honey or are you dead"
And that keeps running through my head
Doin' sweet without you

When you wake up do you get a fright,
When suddenly you remember you no longer have a life
'Cause it scares the shit right out of me
An avalanche of memories come raging like a bitch on heat
So I don't stay in bed soon as I wake I flee the room say "life is great"
Stick on the radio and laugh and when the prime time jokes pretend that they relate to me
As if I'm not detached or lonely or is that how we all feel
And eating crap is how we deal with life and all it's splendid trappings
Robbery and happy slapping
Yeah
Doin' sweet without you
Doin' swell without you

Dog

Your name is gold with diamonds underneath
My name is coal with cheapy copper leaf
And yeah we were doomed, we were doomed, we were doomed
Careful now, just a little rock

Your head is open and lets in all the light
Now would you throw your illumination all over this hot head of mine
Yeah we were doomed, but doom had it's own relief
Build up, build up a wall to set you free

Oh, and it go
Oh, and it go
Oh, and it go
Like a dog
Or a rat
Like a dog

My arms are open for something I don't want to think
And will you think they'd invent some puppet to cradle your heart as it breaks
Could you be a pet and just squeeze one out of your eye
I can see you through the waterfall, to me you look perfectly dry

Oh, and it go
Oh, and it go
Oh, and it go
Like a dog
Or a rat
Like a dog

Careful now, just a little

Oh, and it go
Oh, and it go
Oh, and it go
Like a dog
Or a rat
Like a dog
Oh, and it go
Oh, and it go
Oh, and it go
Like it always do
Like a dog

Bad Weather

Bad weather on the line getting between me and mine
I think he's mad at me and it's only a matter of time
My baby's all ready for the heat but I'm not so ready for the burn
So crackle away as he tries to explain that our weather has taken a turn

Summer is fine blues skies are divine but don't keep the clouds at bay
Bad weather will keep us together if only in a cloudy way

Your rattle is melody and drive, sweeter than honey to my ear
Oh don't disappear lay away without fear and then maybe we'll call it a day
Baby's patient but running out of time and I’m running right out of tears
Oh you can be sure we'd be crying much more if your rattle wasn't all i could hear

Summer is swell, high corn and bluebell but I won't bid the rain good day
Bad weather is oh so much better than having the blues to stay

I do not need no barometer to read what conditions we have in store
Bad weather be a friend and let me pretend he loves me again as before

The Touch

I nearly died inside for you, I lit a fire inside for you
Feed the flame and cook me through and through
With the touch I'm alive with lust
And if it's do or die well then I must
The only question lies how much for the touch

Oh I crawl on my knees, I beg and I plead
Nothing says "I love you" like a desperate woman

I'd leap a hundred waves for a kiss
And end these wretched days in bliss
Oh be fair and let me dare to wish for
Squeeze that body dry
Oh how I tease and I turn and I bite
Oh don't be so frigid I'll be tender with it your touch

I'd ravage the face, leave little to waste
Nothing says "I need you" like a woman with taste

I wanna ring the highest bell
Fling my soul down the deepest well
Leave that withered hollow shell to tell of the touch

Split the sky in two for you and me
Lay the stars and the moon at our feet
Now I float through all the eternity with the touch

Wild Rum

Hello, hello

Wild rum, I've been seduced
You sent my urchins running loose
So I am free to sober dawn
When every cart comes running home
Well hello sorrow, goodbye glee
Well hello bother, come bother me

Wild rum, your some relief
You pull that chatter from my teeth
Tease that matter from the wall
You take that babble, carry woe (?)

Rum it's you toast
Before I ram you down my throat
You twist and rile down every rung
So rest awhile here on my tongue

Well goodbye sorrow, farewell tears
Until tomorrow you're not welcome here

Wild rum, your some relief
You pull that chatter from my teeth
Tease that matter from the wall
You take that babble, carry woe (?)

Wild rum, you're turning sour
Your pickled oil is losing power
And so from this we are aware
It marks the end of our affair
So, so long kisses long and sweet
Hello sorrow, hello hello

Wild rum, your some relief
You pull that chatter from my teeth
Tease that matter from the wall
You take that babble, carry woe (?)

Lay Your Hand

Oh I don't know, oh I don't know, oh I don't know
How you're suppose to relay the complicated message of desire
No I don't know, no I don't know, no I don't know
How to do it when you look at me I look away
With nowhere to go and nothing to say

Lay your hand on me
See if it belongs
We're all tangled up in evolution
We can't work out the simplest of sums
Lay your hand on me
No one could deny
Therein lies the vital information
So elegantly put that it could make you sigh

Everyone knows, everyone knows, everyone knows
That delicate time when all you want is lying beyond your fingertips
But language is hard, language is cold, language is too rude and angular
No no we need another method for our lips

So lay your mouth on mine
No one can deny
Therein lies a friendly explanation
Of how the fundamental laws apply
Lay your mouth on mine
And I won't ask again
If you want to do this one thing for me
No question worth asking will remain
Lay your hand on me

Lay your hand on me
See if it belongs
We're all tangled up in evolution
We can't work out the simplest of sums
Lay your hand on me
No one could deny
Therein lies the vital information
So elegantly put that it could make you sigh

Universe Tipping

There's no way to shout it
And no way but to marvel
No easy way about it
Go on, go on look it in the eye
You never linger long around it
The tiny fingers are strong
But it was you who found it
So go on, go on, go on
Kick her with your shoe
Do your very worst
Should it heal or hurt
Go on and release
Go on and release

When it stings, it stings
And I'm turning red
Oh why would you ever even try
With the world conspiring to make you hard
Who'd be so foolish as to try
Only a rebel would
Only a rebel would

I jumped the wall
But were you ready
Carried a house on my back to your door
The universe tipped over and I couldn't hold it steady
The window melt and blew me over still
So come on do your worst
Before I burst
Go on and release
Go on and release
Go on and release
Go on and release

When it stings, it stings
And I'm turning red
Oh why would you ever even try
With the world conspiring to make you hard
Who'd be so foolish as to cry
Oh but a rebel would
Only a rebel would
Only a rebel would
Only a rebel would

End Of The End

I'm on the wave and a foreign here for a sale
Will you go easy, he'll go easy on me
I'm on the wind looking down the end of the end
Will it go easy, it go easy on me

Women beware, when you build your house on the air
It'll blow, it blow away

Oh we row and we row
And we gather the road
To the end of the end
Oh the pressure is low
Ah but the spirit is high
So the end of the end we go

He's on the reign
Pushing down the sweetest refrain
Will he blow east, he'll blow east with me
Women be warned when you build your house on the storm
It'll blow, it blow away

Oh we row and we row
And we gather the road
To the end of the end
Oh the pressure is low
Ah but the spirit is high
So the end of the end we go

New Forest

New Forest

If you don't lose your heart in the forest
I shouldn't think you have a heart at all
Love swoons through the trees like a goddess
In decadence to enrapture and enthral
Every bird has a feather just for you
Every song that he sings is a wish coming true

If I should lose my heart to the forest
Never to return I shouldn't care
For every raven and crow
Every blue tit and sparrow
On high and down low is aware
Every tree is a castle to explore
With a strange little family behind every door
You copy you paste you lose
Every flower a jewel to be found
Every root a world way down underground
Every bird has a feather just for you
And every song that he sings is a wish coming true
Every tree is a castle to explore
With a strange little family behind every door
Every seed is a whole galaxy

Birdie

When my grandmother Bee was a girl she was told
Of a towering elm three hundred years old
His branches were claws that pulled other trees down
He had roots growing wild to the neighbouring town
But his heart was as cruel as his looks would suggest
Because deep in his bark was a nest

Gonna write a letter for someone
Gonna write it eloquently
So when that someone gets it
It'll paint a picture for me
You copy you paste you lose
Gonna paint them into the forest
Under rain clouds heavy as lead
And every leaf dead at their feet
And every animal fled

Fly away, little birdie
Fly away, my friend
Fly away, little birdie
I'll get you in the end

Gonna pull the night down from heaven
And squeeze the light from the moon
If he dare shine down on you
I'll pop him like a balloon

Gonna flood your heart with a river
And sail right into your soul
And when I reach that blinding light
I'll paint it blacker than coal

Fly away, little birdie
I'll get you
Fly away, little birdie
Fly away, fly away

Armadillo

When I see you, I don't feel sick or reach for my phone
And call up everyone I know, and tell them I'd rather be alone
When I touch you, I don't feel at all, as if my skins about to crawl
Right off my bones and roll into a ball
A very pale armadillo
You copy you paste you lose
Love, love, love, love
Love, love, love, love
Love, love, love, love
Love, love, love, love

When I call you, you're so awkward, and you've nothing much to say
You've no terrible tales of mischief, and no stories to relay
But with you I'm in a quiet field on a bright and sunny day
You're a tall tree that I used to hug down the garden to feel safe
You're a tall tree that I used to hug down the garden to feel safe

Love, love, love, love
Love, love, love, love
Love, love, love, love
Love, love, love, love

When I tell you you're an asshole, don't come near me or I'll kill you
You know it's just my special brain kissing yours in a special way
Everyone uses the same words
But they always fail, so why use them at all

Love, love, love, love
Love, love, love, love
Love, love, love, love
Love, love, love, love

You're a tall tree that I used to hug down the garden to feel safe
You're a tall tree that I used to hug down the garden to feel safe

Arrow

I can see the gunman he's in sporting form today
In flannel suit they double shoot
Across the blue sky smashing clay
Maybe I should get myself a violent outlet for my rage
It seeps into my food, it tastes like iron railings on government buildings
I'll look to the shoeless girls on hen nights for a go

Put a little arrow in my bow
Put a little arrow in my bow
Draw straight and narrow, oh I
Put a little arrow in my bow
You copy you paste you lose
Do you recall in college that old house that we both shared
The landlord owned a shop below with waxen jackets, boots and hardware
He'd sneak about when we were out and rifle through our underwear
And when the shower powered on, you'd look and he would be there
But if you visited the house now beware
We may have left a parting gift under the stairs

We put a little arrow in our bow
We put a little arrow in our bow
We drew straight and narrow, oh we
Put a little arrow in our bow

I've been making strangers cry
Why not make some china fly

Put a little arrow in your bow
Put a little arrow in your bow
Draw straight and narrow, oh
Draw straight and narrow, oh
Put a little arrow in your bow
Put a little arrow in your bow
Draw straight and narrow, oh
Put a little arrow in your bow

Thylacine

I was dreaming of you, Thylacine
The last of so many
You were pulled by the moon
But she won't find you in this room
Of iron and concrete

Oh we're ordinary
Made of mud, made of clay
Pull the night over me
For a moment you're home

From the seed to the shoot
We sever every root
A dislocated limb
With no words to convey
It swam about you all day
And bubbled like a hymn
You copy you paste you lose
Oh we're ordinary
Made of mud, made of clay
Pull the night over me
I can't see you

Oh we're ordinary
Made of mud, made of clay
Pull the night over me
For a moment

Oh you'd better believe
From the ground we're released
No amount of concrete will unbind us

Oh we're ordinary
I am mud out of clay
Momentarily she will find us

Bucket

Life is so much better when you're naked
I can see why nudey people do it best
If your brain was like a naturist
I'd run behind while your mind got mentally undressed

I will try to be a record for you
I will try to be a record for you
Pour your memories into my bucket
Into my bucket

Let your hair go, let your tackle slacken
Let your hide grow duller than a bow that got no rain
'Cause I am witness to your happenings
I signed my name in the lining of your favourite things
You copy you paste you lose
I will try to be a record for you
I will try to be a record for you
Pour your memories into my bucket
(Pour your memories)
Pour your memories into my bucket

I took a record of your life
Collected in my bucket
Fed it to the worms who ate the whole thing up
They fed it to the earth
The flowers grew so high
All the people came to see
Then the flowers called the bees
And the bees attacked the people, so nobody came to weed
Now the garden is a jungle
Who's evolving very slowly
Till the day he'll step about and clear the trees
And build a road and I'll have to watch him go
I hope he remembers me and I'll have to watch him go
I'll put him in my bucket
I'll put him in my bucket
I'll put him in my bucket

I will try to be a record for you
I will try to be a record for you
Pour it into my bucket
Pour it into my bucket
I will try to be a record for you
I will try to be a record for you
Pour it into my bucket
Pour it into my bucket
I will try to be a record for you
I will try to be a record for you
Pour it into my bucket
Pour it into my bucket



Non Albums Tracks

My Surprise

Even if you're right, I never had the time
Even if I held it steady
I heard it in the voice, driving down the line
Even if I'm gone already

This is how it was, no I'm sorry no because
For a moment every little thing will stop

So I know your name, so you're in my head
So you owe me what exactly
A tiny piece of this, a tiny bit of that
Soon enough they always want it back

This is my surprise, no I'm sorry no goodbyes
For a moment every little thing around me heaves a sigh
Shake their heads and ask me why, crane their necks for a reply
But I couldn't if I tried, so I stop

This is my surprise, no I'm sorry no goodbyes
For a moment every little thing around me heaves a sigh
Shake their heads and ask me why, crane their necks for a reply
But I couldn't if I tried, so I, so I

Nervous Twitches

We don't need to always try so hard
Some things have to stay awkward

Those nervous twitches gave the game away
Some time is all it takes to undo those who'll chosen phrases send
To fill in silent spaces, don't forget I'm still the girl you love
But I'm on the outside, and we move on
But I'm on the outside

We don't need to always be polite
No go friendship comes without some fines

Those nervous twitches gave the game away
Some time is all it takes to undo those who'll chosen phrases send
To fill in silent spaces, don't forget I'm still the girl you love
But I'm on the outside, and we move on
But I'm on the outside

Oh you...

Piece of the Pie

You see the blue, we do the room over so nice for you
You see the view, we pull the land over the sea for you

Only lonely souls allowed, all the rest can wait
Reading out to me and loud, a tiny piece of the pie
No girl talk

No elevated me who goes, except them all
Not every one makes the grade you know

Only lonely souls allowed, all the world can wait
Breathing out to me and loud, a tiny piece of the pie

I cut it out, the paper was worn but the memories remain
This place of rest, deeper than death, but the price is less
You'll pay for more

Only lonely souls allowed, all the world can wait outside
Reading again to me and loud, a tiny piece of the pie
Only lonely souls allowed, all the world can wait
Reading again to me and loud, a tiny piece of the pie

Some Things I Can't Have

It's never too late, to open up to
And it's never too much, to ask for
And there's a reason for this not to be here
And there's an answer for every mind, questions why

And the more I see the more I want
But they're some things I can't have
And the more I need the more I believe
But they're some things I can't have

And I could spoil myself, treat me to you
And you could raise yourself, and damn it all

But the more I see the more I want
But they're some things I can't have
And the more I need the more I believe
That they're, the less I'll go through

And the more I see, and need to
And the more I see

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