B i o g r a p h y
 (by Official Press)

Restless innovator, sampling wizard, classically trained pianist and superstar collaborator, MATTHEW HERBERT is one of electronic music's most versatile and prolific figureheads. Recording under his own name as well as Doctor Rockit, Wishmountain, Radio Boy and others, Herbert has also produced and remixed artists as diverse as Björk, REM, John Cale, Roisin Murphy, Yoko Ono and Serge Gainsbourg. An alchemist of avant-garde sound in the tradition stretching from Stockhausen to the Aphex Twin, Herbert combines playful pop sensibility with a strictly imposed experimental agenda. In his increasingly conceptual and political albums he has emerged as a unique figure in modern music: a kind of one-man Radiohead, or a Brian Eno for the 21st century. It was in January 1995 that Herbert gave his first large public performance. His instruments: a sampler and a bag of crisps. But long before he discovered the revolutionary possibilities of sampling, he began playing violin and piano at the age of four. When he was seven he sang in the school choir and played with orchestras. At school, he had the good fortune to have a music teacher who considered Reich, Xenakis and Jazz standards to be the equal of Beethoven. During his time as a theatre student at Exeter University, Herbert, the son of a BBC sound technician, continued to invest in his own home studio. Herbert's studies helped to germinate his interest in "musique concrete". Rummaging around his bag of crisps was only the beginning. His 1998 masterwork 'Around the House' (re-released on !K7 in 2002) collected sounds from the house and home: washing machines, toasters and toothbrushes were sampled and processed into swinging grooves and absorbing sound scapes. All the project needed was the silken voice of Dani Siciliano, Herbert's long-term collaborator, to humanise the album into a left-field classic.

In 2000, Herbert wrote a manifesto, the "Personal Contract for the Composition Of Music (PCCOM) (Incorporating the Manifesto of Mistakes)", rules which have defined the compositional methods ever since. The manifesto, not unlike Dogme 95's filmic principles, prohibits the use of any pre-recorded musical sources, as well as any synthetic sounds that imitate acoustic instruments. Furthermore, accidental sounds or errors should influence the process of his production. Herbert considers mistakes in programming or recording as the welcome intervention of random humanity in a sterile world. This is a man, after all, who runs a record label called Accidental. Deriving much of its musical content from human skin, hair, bones and the random contents of Dani Siciliano's handbag, Herbert's 2001 album 'Bodily Functions' was the audible result of putting this theory to practice. But far from being limited by these self-imposed rules, the record unlocked rich new vaults of unique sound and fascinating rhythm from the most unlikely everyday objects. In 2003 Herbert redefined his musical agenda yet again with his big-band album 'Goodbye Swingtime', which was recorded at Abbey Road studios with 16 jazz and session musicians. Despite its self-consciously traditional elements, the album was composed under strict PCCOM rules, and again featured Siciliano on vocals. The subsequent live shows, including Sonar in Barcelona, the Montreux jazz festival, and Roskilde festival in Denmark, were rapturously received by large crowds. From bedroom samplers to concert halls, Herbert continues to expand the horizons of electro-organic music.

The political content of Herbert's music has become increasingly overt in recent years. His 2004 album 'Plat Du Jour' was his most rigorously experimental to date, featuring sounds entirely derived from food and its packaging. Unified in concept and content, it used witty culinary metaphors to attack not just giant food companies but also the death penalty, body fascism and war in Iraq. In Britain, 'The Guardian' called the consequent live shows, complete with a chef making live smells "a wild stimulation of senses, feet and intellect". In 2005, Herbert produced 'Ruby Blue', the debut solo album by Moloko singer Roisin Murphy. A fertile garden of flamboyant dance-pop and artfully textured jazz-funk. Herbert's latest album, 'Scale', is probably his most pleasingly pop-friendly mellifluous so far. But beneath its deceptively glossy surface sheen of jazz, disco and sensual house rhythms lie quietly anguished meditations on mortality, global suffering and the end of the oil age. Among the 723 objects sampled on these lush tracks are coffins, petrol pumps, meteorites, an RAF Tornado bomber, and somebody being sick outside a banquet for a notorious London arms fair. More than any previous Herbert album, 'Scale' combines immaculately groomed dance music with subversive subject matter. Herbert is as solid as a rock in these times of "borderless digital arbitrariness," as the German newspaper 'Die Zeit' once described his work. Between programming mistakes and the conceptual stringency of his PCCOM manifest, between divine accident and strict intent, whether he scores films or theatre shows or paints the musical backdrop for fashion shows - Herbert's endless innovation and transgression of genres is never just art for its own sake. His music is always engaged in lively dialogue with the wider world, with the past and future of experimental music, with its own political and economic origins. Crucially, in most cases, you can also dance to it. Matthew Herbert's records are true weapons of mass seduction.




Around The house
- 1998-07-27 - Herbert



...
So Now
Around the House
Close to Me
The Last Beat
Going Round
This Time
We Still Have
(The Music)
In the Kitchen
Never Give Up
We Go Wrong


Bodily Functions
- 2001-06-05 - Herbert

You're unknown to me
It's only
Foreign bodies
Suddenly
I know
Leave me now
The last beat
You saw it all
On reflection
About this time each day (Instrumental)
Addiction
I miss you
It's only a reprise
The audience


Goodbye Swingtime
- 2003-11-26 - Matthew Herbert Big Band

Turning pages (Instrumental)
Everything's changed
Fiction
The three W'
s
Chromoshop
The battle (Instrumental)
Misprints
The many and the few
Simple mind
Stationary


Plat du Jour
- 2005-08-08 - Matthew Herbert



The Truncated Life Of A Modern Industrialised Chicken (Instrumental)
These Branded Waters (Instrumental)
Pigs In Shit (Instrumental)
An Empire Of Coffee (Instrumental)
Celebrity
Sugar (Instrumental)
An Apple A Day… (Instrumental)
White Bread, Brown Bread (Instrumental)
Fatter, Slimmer, Faster, Slower (Instrumental)
The Final Meal Of Stacey Lawton (Instrumental)
The Nine Seeds Of Navdanya (Instrumental)
Waste Land (Instrumental)
Nigella, George, Tony And Me (Instrumental)

Scale
- 2006-05-29 - Herbert



Something isn't Right
The Movers and The Shakers
Moving Like A Rain
Harmonise
We're In Love
Birds Of A Feather
Those Feelings
Down
Movie Star
Just Once
Wrong

There's Me And There's You

- 2008-10-28 - Matthew Herbert Big Band



The Story
Pontificate
Waiting
The Yesness
Battery
Regina
The Rich Man'
s Prayer
Breathe
Knowing
Nonsound
One Life
Just Swing

One One

- 2010-04-12 - Matthew Herbert



Manchester
Milan
Leipzig
Singapore
Dublin
Palm Springs
Porto
Tonbridge
Berlin
Valencia

One Club
- 2010-09-20 - Instrumental - Matthew Herbert



Robert Johnson
Alex Duwe
Jenny Neuroth
Oliver Bauer
Djalal Malekidoost
Rafik Dahhane
Markus Bujak
Nicolas Ritter
Marlies Hoeniges
Kerstin Basler

One Pig
- 2011-10-17 - Instrumental - Matthew Herbert



August 2009
September
October
November
December
January
February
August 2010
May 2011

The Shakes
- 2015-06-01 - Herbert



Battle
Middle
Strong
Smart
Stop
Ones
Bed
Even
Safety
Silence
Warm
Peak

Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Everybody Here Wants You
Nice Dream


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Bodily functions

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

You're unknown to me

You're unknown to me
Your smile your touch
You're a mystery to me
I don't know much
You're not far away
From witnessing day
You're unknown to me

You're unknown to me
Your size those eyes
You're a secret to me
Each look with surprise
I don't know your name
Or words that you say
You're unknown to me

I know that
You know that
Things will never be the same and
I know that
You wouldn't have it any other way

You're unknown to me
Your voice
Each tone
I know where to find
Your love
Your home
I don't know your face
Or small embrace
But you're welcome here with me

It's only

It's only the sound of the phone ringing
It's only your silent voice singing
It's only the darkness bringing memories of you
It's only the first double meaning
It's only the second hand dealing
It's only you carefully stealing pieces of me

And though
Its been long
So so long to be here
And though
I was wrong
It took you to appear

Before i would run from you
But now
I come to you

It's only the tired clock ticking
It's only the part of the drum kicking
It's only the touch of you picking little old me
It's only my favourite face breaking
It's only the frozen ground shaking
It's only my opening eyes taking pictures of you

And though
Its been long
So so long to be here
And though
I was wrong
It took you to appear

Before i would run from you
But now
I come to you

Foreign bodies

Be … bend your ear
Work it out
Things you hear
Someone's knee
Clicks just here
Foreign bodies
Start to appear

What
What is this
Revealing?
Who are you what
Concealing?
Is this who
Digesting?
(what is it you're…)
Are you what is
Disturbing?
This who are
Occurring?
You what is this
Recording?
Who are you
Disguising?
What is is this?

Fee … feel the bones
Nothing broken mobile homes
With each sound
In this skin
Foreign bodies start to begin

Li… listen here
Hear yourself
In things you hear
Someone's neck
Clicks just here
Foreign bodies
Start to appear

Hide it slowly
Whisper 'show me'
Sink in coldly
Greet with lonely
Cut it open
Cursed by motion
Last half older
Second shoulder
Voices catching
Silence vexing
Brushing closer
Wash it over
Sequence sadness
Smoked to madness
Blood-like lightning
Joy is frightening

Suddenly

This world is not like mine
This future's far behind
Suddenly
I have no points of reference now
So suddenly
Our magnetic worth
Won't point the same way north
So suddenly
I'm free to fall
Far away from it all
But i can't move at all

This plan is not like mine
These walls aren't my design
Suddenly
I have no scale or balance now
So suddenly
These creases are folding in and up
And closing
Suddenly
I'm free to fall
Far away from it all
But i can't move at all

I know

I don't see you
How i'm supposed to
When you're close to me
I don't hear you
In my voice
Where others used to sing

I know
I know
I know

If you hear me calling
I have gone
Each time i'm inside you
Life moves on

Leave me now

I
Still don't know you
(night is closing in)
Tired shoulders
It feels over
(it follows us again)
One year older

Leave me now
Never call again
Each new ending
So different
So different

Show me then
The things you do
Be the friend
I never knew
Show me things
That i cannot do
Do without

Or without you

Still don't know me
(tell me what you need)
Each roll over
It's so over
Can't console me

Leave me now
Never call again
Each new ending
So different
So different

Show me then
The things you do
Be the friend
I never knew
Show me things
That i can do
Do without
Or without you

The last beat

Are you dreaming me?
Is this feeling you?
Are you thinking similar things
Or must i think for two?
Are we on our side?
Has our case been tried?
Has the thought of leaving ever left you?
(like a tide)

Should we carry on?
Or has it all been done now?

Is this what you heard?
Has the end occurred?
Is the last beat heard?

You saw it all

You're not my only friend
Not even my best
You're almost of essential though
Along with the rest
You're not my only sense
You're one of a few
You know when to leave alone
You show me the view

Allies across the years
You witnessed the best
Gave drainage for all my tears
And closed on request
You saw before me when
I knew it all
You turned the other way
Watching me fall

You see it all

If when you're leaving me
Remember me this
If we're dependent still
We cannot miss
You're maybe the last to go
Probably the first
Show me a little place
Where i can grow worse

And as you retreat from me
The closer i come
Further from yesterday
Nearer the sun
And though i may never see
All that you did
Promise me nothing more

You saw it all

On reflection

Even then i must have known
Felt the stretch of skin on bone
As then
I stared
For too long at my own
On reflection

Only when my hands went numb
Failing cells of each begun
To touch
And spin
Like lines around the sun
On reflection

So tonight i sit and wait
Hear the sounds of life grow late
And look
Through the ice
Of an ever older me
On reflection

Addiction

I am falling out of you
From heights
I never thought i knew
I am failing without you
In ways i always thought were new
Despite the knowing this is strange
Inside
I hope i'll never change
Shine
I'm trying to be brave
Bring me bring me
Bring the answers on in waves

Turn me on and watch me go
Straight and narrow
Nice and slow
Push me over see me spin
Watch me fight the fight the pull within

I am wasting without you
Broken pieces without glue
Why
Just as i think it's done
You're there
Darkening the sun?

Turn me on and watch me go
Straight and narrow
Nice and slow
Push me over see me spin
Watch me fight the fight the pull within
Turn me on and watch me go
Straight and narrow
Nice and slow
Push me over see me spin
Watch me fight the fight the laws within

I miss you

It's so hard without you
Things aren't the same now
If you could speak now
Would you?
Words aren't the same now

Everything is still in me
I'm not the same now
You're so hard to remember
You're not the same now

I miss you

All i have is within you
Keep my past safe
All i have is within me
Keep my future safe

I miss you

It's only a reprise

It's only the tired clock ticking
It's only the part of the drum kicking
It's only the touch of you picking little of me
It's only my favourite face breaking
It's only the frozen ground shaking
It's only my bending eyes taking pictures of you

And though
It's been long
So so long to be here
And though
I was wrong
It took you to appear

Before i would run from you
But now
I come to you

Before i would run from you
But now
I come to you

Before i would run from you
But now
I come to you

*** Thanx a lot to Lotte & Niels for this one ***

The audience

I'm your flesh
You are my bones
You are endless shifting tones
You are my eyes I'm your ears
You are the salt within my tears
You are my noise you are my sound
You are the dark and shifting ground
You are my yes I'm your no
You are rarely wrong i know

So move with me
Move with me
With me removed
With me removed

So move with me
Move with me
With me removed
With me removed

You are my down you are my up
You're so now never give up
You are my last you are my first
You are my good luck and my worst
You are my love you are my pain
You see green when I see grey
You are my bad and I'm your good
There are words misunderstood

So move with me
Move with me
With me removed
With me removed

So move with me
Move with me
With me removed
With me removed

I'm your fingers you're my hand
I am your three man one man band
You're my feet i'm your toes
You are my breath i am your tongue
I feel old when you look young
You're my vision i'm your scent
you are borrowed i am lent

I am nervous you are calm
I see lines upon your palm
I am close we are near
Though the ending is not clear
We are seperate we are one
The division has begun
i'm your future you're my past
Even music will not last

So move with me
With me removed

You and us together
Together in this room
You will not remember
This passing moment soon

I am nervous you are calm
I see lines upom your palm
I am so close we are near
Though the ending is not clear
We are seperate we are one
The division has begun
I am the future you're my past
Even music will not last

So move with me
With me removed

You and us together
Together in this room
You will not remember
This passing moment soon

Goodbye Swingtime

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

Everything's changed

Everything's changed
Everything's changed
The closer I get to the top
The more it feels strange
Everything's moved
Everyone move
The closer I get to the drop
The more that I lose
If and or when I might stop
Please do not follow me
If and or when I might drop
Please don't swallow me
Turning round
The sound of falling
Everything's new
Everything's new
The closer I get to the drop
The more my vision pulls me through
Somethings the same
Somethings don't change
The passing of others below
Always remains
If and or when I might stop
Please don't follow me
Down
Please don't follow me
If and or when I might drop
Please don't swallow me
Please don't follow me

Fiction

Fiction
Fact is
Fiction isn't easy
Fiction
All I can do
Is all I can do
To make you up
Before I dream
Fiction comes easy
I breathe a sigh
As I slip in to
Fiction
Nothing comes true
Theory
Wise in the ways
Of unwise speculation
Of smiling and dazzling
Fiction comes easy
As I breathe a sigh
As I slip in to
Fiction
Nothing comes true

The Three W's

My heart is falling
These words are calling
Just so
So simple
Act on principle
What has befallen
What love can shorten this
History starts
History ends
My eyes are falling
Each name a warning
My handout holding
This click foreboding
Ears should be burning
We should be learning this
Hear stories start
Here stories end
Here people start
Here people end
Ears should be burning
We should be learning this
Here people start
Hear people end

Chromoshop

You will want this
As you're passing through
They have planned it
And your distance too
They've been thinking
And investing too
Can't just pass it
They know you are who
Can't just fight it
Purse is far too full
Freedom slipping
Feel the product pull
See through mirrors
Tiny cameras
They have tricked us
Teams of planners
Just what I need
Never thought I'd find
Something quite as beautiful as you
Now you've got it
And they want you back
Freedom slipping
Left your cookie track
Someone has you
And your wishes too
Can't stop choosing
Several dishes new
Wait a minute
Hold it right about there
Not that simple
What about after-sale care
Just what I want
Yes it's just what I need
All these years that I thought I was tough
All along it was not quite enough
All those hours spent trawling the aisles
Coupons off and the thirty-day trials
Competitions and marketing ties
Movie trailers promotional buys
And I thought it was
And I thought it was
Worth all of the loyalty points
(turning circles
Leather momo
V12 engine
Eco no-no
Miles to the gallon
Less than twenty
Why buy a new one
Second-hand a plenty)
Get the kids
From the shops
Get the kids
In the shops
Pick up kids
From the shops
Not what I want
No it's not what I need
Not what I want
Not what I need
Not what I wanted at all
Not in my name
Not in my name
Not in my name
Not in my name
Just don't want it
Just don't need it
We're just passing through

Misprints

Not gonna wait here for the clot
I'm gonna see if I can stop it moving
Not gonna hide my head from it
I'm gonna see what's underneath cooking
If I heard it once
And I read it twice
I can feel that I can change it
I can feel that I can change it
Gonna hate it when I stop
Gonna hate it when I stop moving
Whatever type you might
Plan to be
Misprints always made up history
Whenever called upon
Brains should be
Ready
Willing to ignite
Constancy
Gonna notice when it's gone
Gonna point out when it's wrongdoing
Gonna notice when it's gone
Gonna point out when it's wrongdoing
Not gonna watch the climate drop
We've got to stop whatever I'm doing
Not gonna wait here while you shop
I can see the penny not dropping
Not gonna fear the western block
I'm gonna read myself from top to bottom
Not gonna turn the pressure off
Want to hear the sounds of minds blowing
Gonna hate it when I stop
Gonna hate it when I stop moving
Follow the meaning
Read all the books
Pick out the reading
Be as dumb as you look

The many and the few

In the cracks of the street
You'll be hearing all the tracks of the street
In the hole of the plan
You'll be feeling all the shit from the fan
All the cats on the scene
Can't stop licking and it's
Curdling the cream
All you kitty cats
Crawling up the slats
Won't you lick it up
Lap it up
There's a rattling
From the tins
And a battle
Rising up from the bins
So what you read
What you fed
Broken bread everywhere that I tread
All the cats on the scene
Can't stop licking and it's
Curdling the cream
All you kitty cats
Crawling up the slats
Won't you lick it up
Lap it up
Broken bread
You leave me broken

Simple mind

Gonna leave it all behind
Gonna learn this simple mind
Gonna teach it a few
Things that it already knew
Gonna learn this simple game
Gonna leave it just the same
Gonna turn when I face
Or slip out of place
As I head out of here
You can be sure
That i couldn't be more ready
Simply to be
Different to this hypocrisy
Gonna leave it all behind
Gonna learn this simple mind
Gonna turn on a pin
Wash away all of what's in
Gonna turn myself around
Gonna listen every sound
Gonna see what I hear
Magnify all of what's near
You can be sure
That I couldn't be more ready
Simply to be
Different to this hypocrisy

Stationary

Will you run
When you wake
Will you realise your mistake
Will these sheets
Leave your back
Or these fibres
Hold you back
Will you cede
When you rise
Will you slip away
In disguise
If these eyes
Respect a meaning
Does this door
Mean you are leaving

Stay til evening
Stay til leaving
Won`t you stay-stationary

Scale

*** Thanx a lot to the official site http://www.magicandaccident.com for these lyrics ***

Something isn't right

(vocals by dave okumu, dani siciliano and neil thomas)

I don't buy the thing you said
You hit the nail and not the head
Tried to chain me to the floor
Took the handle from the door

Won't you look me in the eye?
Start by admitting now
Something isn't right
Something isn't right
Look me in the eye
Tell me something isn't right in here
No that something isn't right
Not right

I won't pander to it all
Join an army not a school
Fit the handle to the door
Something isn't right
Look me in the eye
Tell me something isn't right in here
No that something isn't right

Cover up, when expose you ought to
Wise up to the things they taught you
Cover up, it's an allied slaughter
Pucker up, it's a friendly torture

I won't follow you in to the night
I won't use your torch for a light
Chop down trees just to set them alight
I won't follow your scent in the night

There must be something wrong
I don't feel love
There must be something wrong in here
I don't feel love
There must be something wrong
I don't feel love
Because I ain't felt like this
Felt like this before

There must be something wrong
I don't feel love
Something isn't right
There must be something wrong
Something isn't right
I don't feel love
Because I ain't felt like this
Felt like this before

D-d-d-d-d-d-d-do you think?
What d-d-d-d-d-d-do you think?
Do you remember?
D-d-d-d-d-d-d-do you think?
Do you remember?
What d-d-d-d-d-d-do you think?

Something isn't right
There must be something wrong
Because I ain't felt like this
Felt like this before

D-d-d-d-d-d-d-do you think?
What d-d-d-d-d-d-do you think?
Do you remember?
D-d-d-d-d-d-d-do you think?
Do you remember?
What d-d-d-d-d-d-do you think?

Do you deny all the goodness in everything?
Can you describe all the wonder in me?
And if the details are too much to comprehend
An e-mail's there on your laptop to see

I'm all over this world
I'm all over this
I'm all over this world
I'm all over this
Come on to me
And try and take me down
I'm all over this, I'm all over this
I'm all over this, I'm all over this
I'm all over this, I'm all over this
I'm all over this, I'm all over this
I'm all over this

The movers and the shakers

(vocals by neil thomas and dani siciliano)

The movers and the shakers…

I just don't know how to bring about
Your downfall, damn fool go figure out
How those Christian bones can orchestrate?
Shock and awe

Can't find peace to rave about
Shade from trees to sit and celebrate
Space between these graves to cultivate
Anymore

No time to grieve or think about
Plans to search for grace, investigate
How this holy mess could generate love at war

Listen follow
Follow closely
It's closely sinking
'Cos the war is moving
Getting closer to you
You feel it breathing
That stinking feeling
It's what I'm thinking for

Don't want to fight for a feeling
(the movers and the shakers)
We need a spud and not a peeling
(the movers and the shakers)
Don't need another undertaker
(the movers and the shakers)
Be a mover and a shaker
(the movers and the shakers)

I can't hide much
I can't hide much

Listen follow
Follow closely
It's closely sinking
'Cos the war is moving
It's getting closer to you
You feel it breathing
That stinking feeling
It's what I'm thinking for

It's what I'm thinking for
It's why I'm thinking for
It's what I'm thinking for

I just can't hide much
I just can't hide much
I just can't hide much
I just can't hide much
I just can't hide much

Don't want to fight for a feeling
We need a better kinder dreaming
Don't need another fool, a faker
Be a mover and a shaker

Moving like a train

(vocals by Dani Siciliano)

No matter where you aim or what's your game we're all the same you just can't miss
No matter what you earn you'll feel the burn the screw will turn a notch like this
No amount of hesitation, no amount of preparation gets you off
If you hate the destination, enjoy the journey 'cos you can't get off

All out of time
No chance of maybe
Blood on the line
Here comes the one

Don't look
Don't think
Don't flinch
It's heading right here

You see I'm moving
You see I'm moving
Like I'm moving a train
You see I'm moving like a
Moving
You see I'm moving
Like I'm moving a train
You see I'm moving like a
Moving
You see I'm moving
Like I'm moving a train
You see I'm moving like a

Any nation
Any station
This is your destination

No matter right or left it's all straight on it's all to come on a night like this
No matter what you heard you've never heard a human make a sound like this

All out of time
No chance of maybe
Blood on the line
Here comes the one

Don't look
Don't think
Don't flinch
It's heading right here

Don't stop
Move it along on now
Don't stop
Move it along on
Don't stop
Move it along on now
Don't stop
Move it along on

No amount of careful thought or gentle sport can keep the door ajar a bit
No amount of incantation, no grateful nation took the sting of it
No soft inside big slide outside little red hammer stewardess to get you out
No amount of presentation, no artist ever painted darkness out

All out of time
No chance of maybe
Blood on the line
Here comes the one

Don't look
Don't think
Don't flinch
It's heading right here

You see I'm moving
You see I'm moving
Like I'm moving a train
You see I'm moving like a
Moving
You see I'm moving
Like I'm moving a train
You see I'm moving like a
Moving
You see I'm moving
Like I'm moving a train
You see I'm moving like a

Any nation
Any station
This is your destination

No one in here needs a ticket
Choose your carriage get right in it

No one in here needs a ticket
Choose your carriage get right in it
Ooooh

No one in here needs a ticket
Choose your carriage get right in it

Any nation
Any station
This is your destination

Any nation
Any station
This is your destination

Oooohhh…

Any nation
Any station
This is your destination

Any nation
Any station
This is your destination

Harmonise

(vocals by Dani Siciliano)

Up and down…

Here in my mind
There's no disguising you
I start to begin
Beside of you

I'm calling
I'm calling

You get serious
When you talk about
Things you know you know about
A loyal friend with a grip
On a world that can slip from under you

We disappear, reappear and you still make
Sense to me, that recipe
Write things down, how they sound and the ground
Can open up, and comfort us

My old friend
What a friend of mine
Tying knots on a string of time
Haul me up when the time has come
Skipping rope, when we're having fun

Up and
Up and down
Up and
Up and down
Up and
Up and down
Up and
Up and down

Sing when you talk
I'll listen
Sing when you think
I'm near
Can't be a song without you
Harmonise, sing your memory here

Up and down
Up and down
Up and down
Up and down

You get emotional
When you talk about Lucy, Jo or family
A loyal love is a gift in a world that can shift
From under you

We're not around, then around and the games
Will get more fun as we like to win
And win we do, with your love, with the crew
Adoring your move, to three from just two

My old friend
What a friend of mine
Tying knots on a string of time
Haul me up when the time has come
Skipping rope, when we're having fun

Up and
Up and down
Up and
Up and down
Up and
Up and down
Up and
Up and down

Sing when you talk
I'll listen
Sing when you think
I'm near
Can't be a song without you
Harmonise, sing your memory here

(This refrain)
Sing when you talk
(We are calling)
I'll listen
(This refrain)
Sing when you think
I'm near
(We are calling)
Can't be a song without you
(This refrain)
Harmonise, sing your memory here
(We are calling this refrain)

We are calling this refrain

Always have a day in a month to be yours now
This refrain
Always have a month in a year to be yours now
This refrain
Always have a ground for an ear to be yours now
This refrain
Always have ways to your house in my head now

You are the world
I am your people
You are the world
I am your people
You are the world
I am your people
You are the world
I am your people

(This refrain)
You are the world
(We are calling this refrain)
I am your people
(This refrain)
You are the world
(We are calling this refrain)
I am your people
(We are calling this refrain)

Sing when you talk
I'll listen

Can't be a song without you
Harmonise

We're in love

(vocals by Dani Siciliano)

Nothing could prepare us for it
Nothing could replace what formed it now
Just enough in its finest moment
Glorious for a thing that's stolen now

And though we can't believe it
We built a world to breathe it
And when we need to face it
It won't be there

We're in love
We're in love

You know it's the best
When you've laid it to rest

Use it with me
Lose it with me

Consider this in your fancy car and (consider)
Consider this in your members only bar (consider this)
Will you miss your flight to China (will you)
Does the end have smart designer

And though we might not make it
We love ourselves to fake it
And now we may have lost it
We can't be here

We're in love
We're in love

You know it's the best
When you've laid it to rest

Use it with me
Lose it with me

I just wanna know
I just wanna know
I just wanna know
I just wanna know
I just wanna know

I just wanna know
Use it with me, use it with you
I just wanna know
Lose it with me, lose it with you
I just wanna know
Use it with me, use it with you
I just wanna know
I just wanna know

Use it with me, use it with you, use it
Use it with me, use it with you, use it
Use it with me, use it with you, use it

I just wanna know

Birds of a feather

(vocals by Dani Siciliano)

We could be birds of a feather
Although you know that your song would never be heard
(How so tell me)
We could be birds of a feather
(How so tell me so)
But you know that your song would never be heard round here

Be that way
Shouldn't be that way

Just sing
Sing in here
(Could this be one of those questions that you never seem to answer honestly)
Just sing
Sing in here
(Could this be one of those questions that you never seem to answer honestly)

I'm on fire
Warmth goes higher
It's all so comfortable the cotton and the wool
It's unbelievable, a thread for you to pull from here

We're like a calf and its leather
And you know that your skin will always be taught
(How so tell me so)
We're gonna all hang together
(How so tell me so)
'Cos you know that your skin will always be taut round here

Be that way
Shouldn't be that way

Just sing
Sing in here
(Could this be one of those questions that you never seem to answer honestly)
Just sing
Sing in here
(Could this be one of those questions that you never seem to answer honestly)

I'm on fire
Warmth goes higher
It's all so comfortable the cotton and the wool
It's unbelievable, a thread for you to pull from here

I'm moving it's the way
I'm shifting it's the way
I'm moving it's the way
I'm shifting it's the way
I'm moving it's the way
I'm shifting it's the way
I'm moving it's the way
I'm shifting it's the way

Stop, don't even in ???
Stop, don't even in ???
Stop, don't even in ???
Stop, don't even in ???

Stopping, you got me stopping
Stopping, you got me stopping

If it's something that you said you didn't say it
If it's something that you did you didn't do it
If it's something that you said you didn't mean it
You didn't say it, you didn't do it

Oh no it's a beat that you're missing
Wait no it's a soul inside
Oh no it's a beat that you're missing
Wait no it's a soul inside
Oh no it's a beat that you're missing
Wait no it's a soul inside
Oh no it's a beat that you're missing
Wait no it's a soul inside

I'm thinking that you you're just the one as me
I'm thinking that you're just too proud to see
I'm thinking that we need this air for breathing
For breathing
For breathing

I'm thinking that you you're just the one as me
I'm thinking that you're just too proud to see
I'm thinking that we need this air for breathing
For breathing
For breathing

I'm thinking that you you're just the one as me
I'm thinking that you're just too proud to see
I'm thinking that we need this air for breathing
For breathing

Those feelings

(vocals by Dani Siciliano)

All those feelings
And all of those feelings
All those feelings
And all of those feelings

You're the best idea I ever had
(never had, never had)
Now we're strangers on each other's photographs

Used to write your name there in the dark
(in my heart, in my heart)
Now my head can't even spell
This farewell

(And all of those feelings)
And all of those feelings
(We're used to revealing)
We're used to revealing
Pull away and they just disappear

(And though we both mean it)
And though we both mean it
(I know I don't seem it)
I know I don't seem it
(You were the one)
You have the end I had been searching for

You were the one
You were the one
You were the one

(And all of those feelings)
And all of those feelings
(We're used to revealing)
We're used to revealing
Pull away and they just disappear

(And though we both mean it)
And though we both mean it
(I know I don't seem it)
I know I don't seem it
(You were the one)
You have the end I had been searching for

Thought the chapters followed in that book
(One by one, one by one)
Never read the lines between
Learnt the jacket quotes all off by heart
(in my heart, in my heart)
But not narration for that scene
That ending

(And all of those feelings)
And all of those feelings
(We're used to revealing)
We're used to revealing
Pull away and they just disappear

(And though we both mean it)
And though we both mean it
(I know I don't seem it)
I know I don't seem it
(You were the one)
You have the end I had been searching for

(And all of those feelings)
And all of those feelings
(We're used to revealing)
We're used to be reading
Pull away and they just disappear

(And though we both mean it)
And though we both mean it
(I know I don't seem it)
I know I don't seem it
(You were the one)
You were the end I had been yearning for

And though we both mean it
I know I don't seem it
You were the one

And all those feelings
We're use to revealing

And though we both mean it
I know I don't seem it
You were the one

You were the one

Down

(vocals by Dani Siciliano)

You wanna
You wanna
You wanna put it in my
You see my
And how it's
And how it wants to feel your

Once, twice
Through the folds we go
On through
Creasing up all around
Once, twice
Dustings of sun and snow
In down
Plump up
Deaden sound

Once, twice
Here I go, here I go
Up through
Hear a wing beat, see a heart leap
Once down
Softens every body blow
In twice
Lay me back, can't stop me now

Don't stop now
Keep falling
I love you

Stop me
From falling
I love you

You wanna
You wanna
You wanna put it in my
You see my
And how it's
And how it wants to feel your

You wanna
You wanna
You wanna put it in my
You see my
And how it's
And how it wants to feel your

Stop me
From falling
I love you

Peel the beat, the beat I'm beating
Peel the beat, the beat I'm beating
Peel the beat, the beat I'm beating
Peel the beat, the beat I'm beating

Once, twice
Heating up the way
Cut down
Tease the creases
Come forth
Whisper what you meant to say
Up in
Side splitting into pieces

Once, twice
Here I go, here I go
Up through
Hear a wing beat, see a heart leap
Once down
Softens every body blow
In twice
Lay me back, can't stop me now

Don't stop now
Keep falling
I love you

Stop me
From falling
I love you

I will touch the sky
I will touch the sky
I will touch the sky
I will touch the sky
I will touch the sky
I will touch the sky

This feels right
This feels right

Movie star

(vocals by Dani Siciliano)

Boy
Keep pulling the blinds down
Turn up the surround sound
Lay back in the low chair
Transported to nowhere

Oh what is it you'll have me do?
What is it i'll have to do?

Boy
Talk through the silence
And humour the violence
Consider this frame now
Make me the same now

Oh what is it you want me to?
What is it i'll have to do?

Show me where the mark is
Show me where the mic goes
Show me where my room is
Show me where the food goes

Tell me how to kiss you
Tell me where my hand goes
Tell me when it's over
Tell me if my tit shows

Show me how to cry now
Show me how to kneel down
Show me how to be hit
Show me how to fall down

Tell me how to learn lines
Tell me how to fake it
Tell me how to read signs
Tell me how to make it

It's just like a movie
Direct me in it
It's just like a movie
Dress me up in it
It's just like a movie
Cut the bits you don't like out
It's really like a movie
Make me up in it

I wanna be that equal
Don't think about the sequel

Or a hotdog with it

Boy
I'm feeling like a movie star
Direct you in it
I'm feeling like i could go far
Make you up in it
I'm feeling like a movie star
Cut the bits i won't like out
I'm really feeling like i could go far
Direct you in it

And a hotdog with it

Boy
I'm up for the lead role
I'm up for a lost soul
Consider the bad guys
Remember their dark eyes

Oh what is it you'll have me do?
What is it i'll have to do?

Boy
I'll be there at the crime scene
A trick for halloween
I'm happy to bare all
I'm happy to play cruel

Oh what is it you'll have me do?
What is it i'll have to do?

Take me to your agent
Take me to the back door
Take me to the party
Take me to the hardcore

Keep me from the public
Keep me in the limelight
Keep me from the failure
Keep me from the hindsight

Take me to the big time
Take me to the a list
Take me from noone
Take me to the guest list

Keep me in the future
Keep me in the hotel
Keep from the wait staff
Keep me from the farewell

It's just like a movie
Direct me in it
It's just like a movie
Dress me up in it
It's just like a movie
Cut the bits you don't like out
It's really like a movie
Make me up in it

I'm ready for this moment
This moment keeps me steady

And the popcorn with it

I'm feeling like a movie star
Direct me in it
I'm feeling like i could go far
Dress me up in it
I'm feeling like a movie star
Direct me in it
I'm really feeling like i could go far
Direct me in it

And a hotdog with it

Just once

(vocals by Dani Siciliano)

I still just can't believe you're gone
I still can't work out what went wrong
Won't you come back now
Just once
Just once
Show yourself right here
Just once once

I don't accept this has an end
These distant limbs may never mend
Lift this chet of lead
Just once
Just once
Raise this heart instead
Just once
Just once

Wrong

(vocals by Dani Siciliano)

I wish I wasn't alone
I wish something inside could be grown of yours of course
I wish my heart was a stone
That way I wouldn't feel all the things I do
That's true

Something could grow on and on
Somebody here knows how to be strong
Someone in love has gone
What's wrong
What's wrong

What's wrong

Non Albums Tracks

Everybody Here Wants You

(Matthew Herbert & Dani Siciliano on the Dream Brother : The Songs of Tim and Jeff Buckley LP)

Twenty-nine pearls in your kiss
A singing smile
Coffee and lilac skin
Your flames in me

Twenty-nine pearls in your kiss
A singing smile
Coffee and lilac skin
Your flames in me

I'm only here for these moments
I'm only here, I'm only here
For these moments
Follow me here
I'll be waiting right here just to (I'm only here) to show you
I'll be waiting right here just (follow me here) to show you

Such a thing of wonder in this crowd
I'm a stranger in this town
You're free with me
And our eyes locked in downcast love
I sit here proud
Even now you're undressed in your dreams with me

I'll be right here
I'll be right here
To show you
I'll be waiting right here just to...
To show you
I'll be waiting right here just to...
To show you
Follow me here
Follow me here

I'm only here for these moments
I'm only here, I'm only here
For these moments
Follow me here

I'm only here for these moments
I'm only here, I'm only here
For these moments
Follow me here
I'm only here for these moments
I'm only here, I'm only here
For these moments
Follow me here

Everybody needs you
Everybody wants you

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

Nice Dream

(Radiohead Cover / Matthew Herbert feat. Mara Carlyle )

They love me like I was a brother
They protect me, listen to me
They dug me my very own garden
Gave me sunshine, made me happy

Nice dream
Nice dream
Nice dream

I call up my friend, the good angel
But she's out with her answerphone
She says that she'd love to come help but
The sea would electrocute us all

Nice dream
Nice dream
Nice dream
Nice dream
Nice dream
Dream dream dream....

Listen to me
Listen to me
Listen to me
Oh come on, oh come on, oh come on
Listen to me
Listen to me

Nice dream, nice dream

If you think that you're
If you think you
If you think that you're
If you think you
If you think that you're (listen to me)
If you think you (listen to me)
If you think that you're (listen to me)
If you think you
If you think that you're strong enough (listen to me)
If you think you belong enough (make me happy)
If you think that you're strong enough (make me happy)
If you think you belong enough (make me happy)
If you think that you're strong enough (make me happy)
If you think you (make me happy)
If you think that you're strong enough (make me happy)
If you think you belong enough (make me happy)
If you think that you're (make me happy)
If you think you (make me happy)
If you think that you're (make me happy)
If you think you (make me happy)
If you think that you're
If you think you (make me happy)
If you think that you're (make me happy)
If you think you

Nice dream

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

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