B i o g r a p h y
 (by Ed Hogan)

Metric are a band with an eclectic, adventurous outlook, whose music encompasses elements of synth pop, new wave, dance-rock, and electronica and whose hometown has vacillated between Toronto, Montreal, New York, Los Angeles, and London over the course of the group's existence. Metric's story began in 1998, when vocalist/keyboardist Emily Haines met guitarist James Shaw in Toronto, Canada. Although born in New Delhi, Haines -- the daughter of Paul Haines, a Canadian-American poet best known for his collaboration with jazz artist Carla Bley -- had moved to town by the age of three. While studying at the Etobicoke School of the Arts, a high school for aspiring artists in Toronto, she met fellow students Amy Millan and Kevin Drew, future members of Stars and Broken Social Scene. After attending university in Vancouver and Montreal, she returned to Toronto in 1997 and eventually crossed paths with the British-born Shaw, who'd relocated to Toronto following three years of study at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City. Haines and Shaw discovered they were musically simpatico and began writing songs together.

During a sojourn in Montreal, Haines and Shaw began recording demos of the material that would become Metric's debut EP, Mainstream. After its release in 1998, the two relocated to Brooklyn, New York, and collaborated occasionally with Torquil Campbell and Chris Seligman of the group Stars, which later included Amy Millan. After cutting more demos using synths and a drum machine, they were scouted by representatives of a major music publisher who flew them to London to work with producer Stephen Hague. Haines and Shaw combined the London-recorded tracks with material they cut in Brooklyn, and the results formed Metric's first full-length album, Grow Up and Blow Away. In 2000, Metric returned to the United States to sign a deal with Restless Records, but shortly before the album was scheduled for release in 2001, Restless was bought out by Rykodisc, and under the new ownership the Metric album went onto the back burner. Around this time, Haines and Shaw met drummer Joules Scott-Key, a Michigan native who'd relocated to Brooklyn after attending a music school in Texas. Scott-Key was soon invited to join Metric, as was bassist Joshua Winstead, who had attended the same Texas school.

Metric's members moved to Los Angeles while trying to sort out their deal with Restless, with Haines and Shaw returning to Toronto for a spell to work with their old friends Amy Millan and Kevin Drew in the group Broken Social Scene. Once they reconvened in L.A. and began working with their new rhythm section, Metric decided that the pop-oriented, electronic sound of Grow Up and Blow Away was no longer representative of their music. Metric subsequently parted ways with Restless and took the masters for Grow Up with them. In the fall of 2003, the Canadian independent label Everloving Records (later re-baptized Everloving) released Metric's second "debut" album, Old World Underground, Where Are You Now? The album, which was also picked up by Last Gang Records, became a major critical and commercial success, especially in the band's native Canada. It was followed in 2005 by Live It Out, another successful release, and the group embarked on a lengthy international tour before taking a hiatus.

During the break, Haines went on an extended vacation in Argentina and made guest appearances on albums by the Stills and Jason Collett, in addition to releasing two records with her solo project Emily Haines & the Soft Skeleton. Scott-Key and Winstead moved to Oakland, California, and formed the band Bang Lime. Shaw headed back to Toronto and opened a recording facility, Giant Studio. A revised edition of Grow Up and Blow Away received a belated release in 2007, and Metric regrouped one year later, after Haines decided she'd had enough of the downbeat music she'd composed with the Soft Skeleton. Now based in Toronto once again, the group began working on a new album, Fantasies, which was self-released internationally in April 2009 following a drawn-out negotiation with Last Gang Records, who agreed to release the band from its roster. Fantasies became the group's most successful album to date, selling 250,000 albums in less than a year, going platinum in Canada, and spawning a Top 20 single on the American rock charts without the benefit of a label. The album's success led to them winning 2010 Juno Awards for Band of the Year and Alternative Album of the Year.

They also made a splash in the world of cinema, scoring a prime spot on the Grammy-nominated soundtrack to The Twilight Saga: Eclipse with the theme song "Eclipse (All Yours)" and contributing a song (the unreleased track "Black Sheep") to Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O'Malley actually took inspiration from Haines and Metric when creating the character Envy Adams in the books; in the film she and her band the Clash at Demonhead (with actress Brie Larson singing over the original backing track) play "Black Sheep." In 2011, the band teamed with Academy Award-winning film composer Howard Shore on the soundtrack for David Cronenberg's adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel Cosmopolis. The movie premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, right around the time the group's fifth album, Synthetica, was released on the Mom & Pop Music label.



Click HERE For Emily Haines Solo Lyrics



Grow Up And Blow Away
- 2001 -

Grow Up And Blow Away
On the Sly
Torture Me
Fanfare (Instrumental)
Parkdale
Raw Sugar
The Twist
Rock Me Now
Soft Rock Star
White Gold
Hardwire


Old World Underground, Where Are You Now
- 2003-09-02 -



IOU
Hustle Rose
Succexy
Combat Baby
Calculation
(Theme)
Wet Blanket
On a Slow Night
List
Dead Disco
Love Is a Place


Live It Out
- 2005-09-27 -



Empty
Glass Ceiling
Handshakes
Too Little Too Late
Poster of a Girl
Monster Hospital
Patriarch on a Vespa
The Police and the Private
Ending Start
Live It Out

Fantasies
- 2009-04-07 -



Help, I'm Alive
Sick Muse
Satellite Mind
Twilight Galaxy
Gold Guns Girls
Gimme Sympathy
Collect Call
Front Row
Blindness
Stadium Love


 Synthetica
- 2012-06-12 -



Artificial Nocturne
Youth Without Youth
Speed The Collapse
Breathing Underwater
Dreams So Real
Lost Kitten
The Void
Synthetica
Clone
The Wanderlust
Nothing But Time

Pagans In vegas
- 2015-09-18 -



Lie Lie Lie
Fortunes
The Shade
Celebrate
Cascades
For Kicks
Too Bad, So Sad
Other Side
Blind Valentine
The Governess
The Face Part I
The Face Part II (Instrumental)

Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Always On My Mind
Between The Bars
Butcher
Don't Think Twice, It's Alright
Down
Eclipse
(All Yours)
Expecting To Fly
Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
Heart Of Glass
London Halflife
Mother
Nobody Home
Pale Blue Eyes
Siamese cities
Strange Weather
The Battlecry
The End Has No End
The Lifestyle
The Mandate
The People
Under The Milky Way
Waves
Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself


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Grow up and blow away

Grow up and blow away

Grow up and blow away

Flooding the room two by two
From the womb to the holiday
There is no holiday

First double cross her heart
He wants to start a family
Needing something to go on

If she weren't writing in blood
She'd bring him her jokes
A new liver and a shovel for the mud
If he were not knee deep in mud
He'd bring her his drugs
He'd get her a typewriter

If this is the life
Why does it feel so good to die today
Blue to grey
Grow up and blow away

If this is the life
Why does it feel so good to die today
Blue to grey
Grow up and blow away

Nobody knows which street to take
He took the easy way
What was the easy way

First double cross her heart
He wants to start a family
She always thought she would not

If she weren't writing in blood
She'd bring him her jokes
A new liver and a shovel for the mud
If he were not knee deep in mud
He'd bring her his drugs
He'd get her a typewriter

If this is the life
Why does it feel so good to die today
Blue to grey
Grow up and blow away

If this is the life
Why does it feel so good to die today
Blue to grey
Grow up and blow away

First double cross her heart
He wants to start a family
Her body is the baby

If this is the life
Why does it feel so good to die today
Blue to grey
Grow up and blow away

If this is the life
Why does it feel so good to die today
Blue to grey
Grow up and blow away

Blue to grey
Grow up and blow away

Blue to grey
Grow up and blow away

Blue to grey
Grow up and blow away

Blue to grey
Grow up and blow away

On the Sly

Wipe it up you're capable
Of putting back
A few when you have to
Memorize the history
Of your body like a virgin
Ladies night, Eighties night
The kids get high and eat TV
So do we, for Halloween
I want to be Lenny Bruce

I want them to hate
I want them to hate
I want them to hate
I want them to hate me
So you can love me on the sly

My old flame broke the twelve bar blues
Just to prove he could
He pays the airline DJ's now
He is everywhere

I want them to hate
I want them to hate
I want them to hate
I don't feel so far away from you lately
Love me on the sly

Fill me in on horrible
How much is there
Where else can I live
The dirty sugar factory
On the water, on the water
Should smell sweet

I want them to hate me
I want them to hate me
I don't feel so far away from you lately
Love me on the sly

I want them to hate me
I want them to hate me
I don't feel so far away from you lately
Love me on the sly

I want them to hate me
I want them to hate me
I don't feel so far away from you lately
Love me on the sly

Torture Me

Get the rope
Tie me to the bedpost
'Cause I can't find
Within myself
The happy host
If I find
My piece of mind
Torture me
If I seem
Too serene
Torture me

Torture me
With all I've wanted
Torture me
Hit me with the way they're flaunted
With all I've wanted
When I am surrounded
Torture me
Torture me with all I've wanted
Torture me
Torture me with all I've wanted

Bring me meat
Bring me fire
One backless strapless
Copper thread gown
Kiddy kiddy catch one
Bring turpentine
I can't stand by
High streets that fight the bland
I've got to bite the hand

So if I find
My piece of mind
Torture me
If I seem
Too serene
Torture me

Torture me
With all I've wanted
When I am surrounded

Torture me
With all I've wanted
Torture me
Hit me with the way they're flaunted
With all I've wanted
When I am surrounded
Torture me
Torture me with all I've wanted
Torture me with all I've wanted
Torture me with all I've wanted
Torture me
Hit me with the way they're flaunted
When I am surrounded
Torture me
Torture me with all I've wanted
Torture me with all I've wanted
Torture me
Torture me with all I've wanted
When I am surrounded
When I am surrounded
When I am surrounded

Parkdale

Square in the face
Sony spacecraft
Hovering over like a third eye
Why am I hovering over myself

I'm flipping out in the magazine neighborhood
It's just like everybody said you would be greased

I should be living
Giving my mind a chance to rewind
And playback beautiful music
I should be living
Giving my mind a chance to rewind
And playback dangerous rhythms

We almost forgot
Every building is a shop
Every person is a shopper
Finally it almost seemed we
Almost forgot
Every building is a shop
Every person is a shopper
Finally

But when we started walking
I was in the nineteen fourties
Simplified the politics
Marveled at the architecture
You were off on camera
Gathering the setting sun
The red brick building tops
Finally it almost seemed authentic
As we headed further west
Into the worst, out of the best
Magazine neighborhood
We saw tall trees
And public enemies

I should be living
Giving my mind a chance to rewind
And playback beautiful music
I should be living
Giving my mind a chance to rewind
And playback dangerous rhythms

We almost forgot
Every building is a shop
Every person is a shopper
Finally it almost seemed we
Almost forgot
Every building is a shop
Every person is a shopper
Finally it almost seemed we
Moved out of the searchlight
Passed under the moonlight
Moved out of the searchlight
Open up and spend the night

We almost forgot
Every building is a shop
Every person is a shopper
Finally it almost seemed we
Almost forgot
Every building is a shop
Every person is a shopper
Finally it almost seemed we
Moved out of the searchlight
Passed under the moonlight
Moved out of the searchlight
Open up and spend the night in parkdale

Raw Sugar

Sort of wonder why
No one said a word
Don't you like it on the sly
Don't you like it 'till it hurts
Have I been on your mind
What's a voice without a song
Something in your head
You've been fighting all the long

I don't want to say it
The news is not so good
We'll never get away
And even if we could
We'd just play the tambourine
Around an open flame
Oversleep and burn
To be back in the game

'Cause summer never comes
Nowhere near high noon
And winter never comes
Nor the harvest moon

Raw sugar
I don't want to die
Living in a high rise grave
My baby come home
Same black day
High rise grave

Raw sugar
I don't want to die
Living in a high rise grave
My baby come home
Same black day
High rise grave

No I'm not complaining
Yes it could be worse
Ferment on the wish bone
Match the lips to the purse
Neighborhood's a runway
Fry the ass and thighs
Dirty diamond dealers
Pushed behind the ire's

And summer never comes
Nowhere near high noon
And winter never comes
Nor the harvest moon

Raw sugar
I don't want to die
Living in a high rise grave
My baby come home
Same black day
High rise grave

Raw sugar
I don't want to die
Living in a high rise grave
My baby come home
Same black day
High rise grave

Still I wear the red dress
Paint my toes and twirl
Take it back to old times
Back when I was still a girl
'Cause now I'm all baboon boys
Cootchie Cootchie Coo
Sort of wonder why
I missed a kiss for you

'Cause summer never comes
Same black day
High rise grave
Winter never comes
Summer never comes
Summer never comes
Summer never comes

The Twist

We were too wasted to close the window
Friends and family looking in to my only hiding place
The rhythm of a strangers skin

Infidel to die for
What I am doing
Will happen in the morning
When the mirror won't recognize me

He holds a certain gesture
When we're loving to ask each other
Do you want it
Do you want me
I want it, it is you
You are where I want to be

Who is he
Oh
Why would I
Do
Hitch a ride
The
I can drive
Twist
Who is she
Oh
Why would I
Do
Hitch a ride
The
When I can drive
Twist

Somebody put me back in school
I forget everything
I used to know
How to leave the boy behind
Without having to watch him go

Infidel to die for
What I am doing
Will happen in the morning
When the mirror won't recognize me

He holds a certain gesture
When we're loving to ask each other
Do you want it
Do you want me
I want it, it is you
You are where I want to be

Who is he
Circumstantial, oh
Why would I
Do
Hitch a ride
The
I can drive
Twist
Who is she
Circumstantial
Oh
Why would I
Do
Hitch a ride
The
When I can drive
Twist

Circumstantial
Do the twist ...

Rock me now

The town where she was born
Like town where I was born
Was built by white settlers seeking gold and other treasures
Like me she feels uncomfortable in the clothing of her ancestors
"It's not easy" she would say
Putting her fingers in the ashtray
"It's not easy to erase your blood"

Rock me now
Hmm, sing with me
In the arms of cobwebs
Roll me out
In the arms of cobwebs

Once she found a man to treasure
And together they'd planted flowers of warning, fearing frost
Late on shallow evenings while their enemies slept
They hammered the soil asking for answers in green
His value declined when he offered his name
Why did he offer it

His value declined
Ah ah ah ah ah
When he offered his name
Ah ah ah ah ah

His value declined
Ah ah ah ah ah
When he offered his name
Ah ah ah ah ah

...

When she was seven years old she saw a man get shot but
No one came along for a long time because it happened in a remote parking lot in Las Vegas
And she was waiting for her mom to come back from working the blackjack table at the Circus Circus casino
And that night her mom said that the two of them and the now dead guy
Were the only 3 people who ever lived in Las Vegas.
Everybody else just arrived, ate their complimentary shrimp cocktails, and left

Rock me now
In the arms of cobwebs
It's a one room city, yeah
It's a one room city, yeah

So can you roll with me
Roll me out
In the arms of cobwebs
It's a one room city, yeah

His value declined
Ah ah ah ah ah
When he offered his name.
Ah ah ah ah ah

It's a one room city, yeah
It's a one room city
The wall to wall to wall to wall to wall
Goes to street to street to street

Soft Rock Star

Climb the wall to make the sun rise in time
But the night had already begun
Climb the wall to make the sun rise in time
But the night had already begun
Now here I am I am the one
So hang high soft star
Don't shine for swine

Not a lot of room to move us
Where is my guide
I tried lookin' up to you girls
Please correct me, but didn't you let the work slide
Capitalize on a novelty, cheap pink spotlight
Is it alright

Choose the highest bidder was my answer
When they told me I was up for sale
School yard junior high style bullies
Have always tried to buy the better girls
But failed, now the check is in the mail

Bubble gumbo martini
Is nothing like depanneur red wine
Travel through time
Who were you after
You were mine

Choose the highest bidder was my answer
When they told me I was up for sale
School yard junior high style bullies
Have always tried to buy the better girls, haven't they
Choose the brightest future, mind the death
And try to buy the better girls
But failed till now
Check is in the mail

So hang high
Soft rock star
Hang high
Soft rock star
Don't shine
Before swine

Choose the highest bidder was my answer
When they told me i was up for sale
School yard junior high style bullies
Have always tried to buy the better girls, haven't they

Choose the highest bidder was my answer
When they told me i was up for sale
School yard junior high style bullies
Have always tried to buy the better girls
But failed now
The check is in the mail

White Gold

Piss poor, riding high, sunbathing fireside
We're here for the porn or the sirloin
Get your T-bone, let your backbone slide
Tunnel and sky collide
Lose friends to the airwaves and the airlines

I want to make it right
Some future in my eyes, bright
Hush don't explain
When you water down my name
I'll be up too late
Call me when you get
Better at your game
You haven't beat me yet

The waitress, the actress
Has got the skin and the bones
With the hairbrush and an air brush
She'd be white gold
She asked the piss poor
"Why are you looking for that party in the sky
It's just a movie about a movie, too old to die"

But I'm going to make it right
Some future in my eyes, bright
Hush don't explain
When you water down my name
I'll be up too late
Call me when you get
Better at your game
You haven't beat me yet
Though my vision is strained

I'm going to make it right
Some future in my eyes, bright
Hush don't explain
When you water down my name
I'll be up too late
Call me when you get
Better at your game
You haven't beat me yet
Though my vision is strained

Hardwire

Giving the chances to
Leave the basement life
Another landlord's wife
Furnished room
Celebrate the first flight window bird's eye view
You, hardwired, I'll try to play the guitar
Stay focused on the first boring morning
Though we both see it coming, we don't run.
Let the silence settle in our bones

You are everything
You are nothing at all
You are everything
You are nothing at all
You are every night
You fade to light, fade to light the room
Daylight hides a new one on you

Giving the chances to
Take it all in stride while we walk a broken line
A line of signs
You, hardwired, I'll try to play the guitar
Stay focused on the last boring morning
Though we both see it coming, we don't run
Let the silent settle in our bones

You are everything
You are nothing at all
You are everything
You are nothing at all
You are every night
You fade to light, fade to light the room
Daylight hides a new one on you

You leave your eyes there for me to memorize
I can see you happy in the shadows I despise

I'll try to play the guitar
I'll try to play the guitar
I'll try to play the guitar
I'll try to play the guitar

Old World Underground, Where Are You Now ?

*** Thanx a lot to the Official Metric Website for these lyrics ***

IOU

Old world underground where are you now
Subtract my age from the mileage
On my speeding heart, credit cards
Accelerate, accumulate
Looked for you downtown
Wound up in a movie with no story
Now it’s late
And you are nowhere to be found

Hesitation’s always mine
Hesitate outside the times
With all I don’t say
With all I don’t do
I’m sending you
Invitations to hesitate too

Every ten year-old enemy soldier
Thinks falling bombs are shooting stars sometimes
But she doesn’t make wishes on them
When she wishes
She wishes for less ways to wish for
More ways to work toward it
Ten year-old enemy soldier
Our falling bombs are her shooting stars

Hesitation’s always mine
Hesitate outside the times
Oh call me or drop me a line
Say you’ve been with me
Say you’ve been with me
Say you’ve been with me
This whole time

Old world underground I never knew you
But i’ve seen your face everywhere
There was a farm before we tore
The small town down
Multiply divide

Hustle rose

Behold the fishnet slut tonight
Hustle rose goes from limb to limb
Fingertip to painted lip
She sways her way up to him
Says, “now that your wallet is all lit up
Now that your wallet is all lit up
Now that your wallet is all lit up
Now that your wallet is all lit up
Now that your wallet is all lit up
Now that your wallet is all lit up
Now that your wallet is all lit up
Now that your wallet is all lit up
You’re gonna wanna wear it out”

If you’re looking for something life-like
Hit a sardine nightclub
If every surface you touch is cold
Never go home
He says, “i can’t feel a thing
My dreams are so tight
Why wouldn’t I stand in line tonight?”

Now that your wallet is all lit up
Now that your wallet is all lit up
Now that your wallet is all lit up
You’re gonna wanna wear it out
You’re gonna wanna wear it out

Now that your wallet is all lit up
Now that your wallet is all lit up
Now that your wallet is all lit up
You’re gonna wanna wear it out
You’re gonna wanna wear it out

You could throw me a bone
If I get too close you wake me up
Remind me softly to go
If I forget won’t you wake me up
Remind me not to feel a thing
Keep the dream tight
I can’t feel a thing
My dreams are so tight
I can’t feel a thing
My dreams are so tight
Why wouldn’t I stand in line tonight?

Succexy

Lonesome for no one when
The room was empty and
War as we knew it was obsolete
Nothing could beat complete denial

All we do is talk, sit, switch screens
As the homeland plans enemies
All we do is talk, static split screens
As the homeland plans enemies

Invasion’s so succexxy
So succexxy
Invasion’s so succexxy
So succexxy

Let’s drink to the military
The glass is empty
Faces to fill and cars to feed
Nothing could beat complete denial

All we do is talk, sit, switch screens
As the homeland plans enemies
All we do is talk, static split screens
As the homeland plans enemies

Invasion’s so succexxy
So succexxy, so succexxy, so succexxy
Invasion’s so succexxy
So succexxy, so succexxy, so succexxy

Invasion’s so succexxy
So succexxy, so succexxy, so succexxy
Invasion’s so succexxy
So succexxy, so succexxy, so succexxy

Passive attraction, programmed reaction
Passive attraction, programmed reaction
Action distraction, more information
Flesh saturation, lips on a napkin
Ass ass ass

Where does the time go?
We’re waking up so slowly
Days are horizontal lately
Out of body, watched from above
Out of body, watched from above

Passive attraction, programmed reaction
More information, cash masturbation
Follow the pattern, the hemlines, the headlines
Action distraction, faster than fashion
Faster than fashion, faster than fashion

Lonesome for no one when
The room was empty and
War as we knew it was obsolete
Nothing could beat denial

 Combat baby

We used to leave the blue lights on
And there was a beat
Ever since you have been gone it’s all caffeine-free
Faux punk fatigues
Said it all before
They try to kick it, their feet fall asleep
Get no harm done no
None of them want to fight me

Combat baby
Come back baby
Fight off the lethargy
Don’t go quietly
Combat baby
Said you would never give up easy
Combat baby come back

Get back in town
I wanna paint it black
I wanna get around
Easy living crowd so flat
Said it all before
They try to kick it, their feet fall asleep
I want to be wrong but
No one here wants to fight me like you do

Combat baby
Come back baby
Fight off the lethargy
Don’t go quietly
Combat baby
Said you would never give up easy
Combat baby come back

I try to be so nice
Compromise
Who gets it good?
Every mighty mild
Seventies child
Every mighty mild
Seventies child
Beats me

Do doo doo doo
Do doo doo doo
Do doo doo doo

Combat baby
Come back baby
Combat baby come back
Bye bye bye bye
Bye bye bye bye baby
Combat baby come back

How I miss your ranting
Do you miss my all time lows

Calculation theme

I’m sick, you’re tired, let’s dance
Break to love make lust I know it isn’t
I’m sick, you’re tired, let’s dance, dance, dance
Cold as numbers but let’s dance

As though it were easy
For you to lead me
I could be passive
Gracefully

Half the horizon’s gone
For a skyline of numbers
Half the horizon’s gone
We’re working the numbers
‘Till I’m sick

Sleep don’t pacify us until
Daybreak sky lights up the grid we live in
Dizzy when we talk so fast
Fields of numbers streaming past

I wish we were farmers
I wish we knew how to
Grow sweet potatoes and milk cows
I wish we were lovers
But it's for the best

Tonight your ghost will ask my ghost
Where is the love
Tonight your ghost will ask my ghost
Who here is in line for a raise

Tonight your ghost will ask my ghost
Where is the love
Tonight your ghost will ask my ghost
Who put these bodies between us

Wet blanket

Falling for the creep the body leech here he comes
Vicious hypnosis, a clenched fist saying it’s wrong
To want more than a folk song
Underneath the shaker knit he’s a brick wall
She keep falling for the trick vegetariate sing-along
Give a little kick with your fine thigh high

Doo-doo-doo we’re on to you
Tearing her down, talking her down under your breath
Making a mess, see she is happy you wanna break it

Doo-doo-doo we’re on to you
Tearing her down, talking her down under your breath
Making a mess, see she is happy you wanna break it

Doo-doo-doo we’re on to you
Your phony roots, borrowed guitar
Telling her what to think we are
You the number one wet blanket
Hardly a day goes by you don’t try to break down
No I don’t buy it
You’re still around i wonder why
She just keep

Falling for the creep the body leech here he comes
Vicious hypnosis, a clenched fist saying it’s wrong
To want more than a folk song
Underneath the shaker knit he’s a brick wall
She keep falling for the creep
The body leech coming on
Vicious hypnosis, clenched fist saying

It’s wrong to want more than a folk song
I’m wrong to want more than a folk song
I’m wrong to want more than a folk song
Underneath the shaker knit he’s a brick wall
She keep falling for the trick vegetariate sing-along
Give a little kick with your fine thigh high

Doo-doo-doo ...

Doo-doo-doo we’re on to you
Tearing her down, talking her down under your breath
Making a mess, see she is happy you wanna break it

Doo-doo-doo we’re on to you
Your bathing suit, borrowed guitar
Telling her what to think we are
You the number one wet blanket
You’re still around I wonder why
You the number one wet blanket

Slow night

True beautiful one
What have you gone and done
I can see all your moves are new
Tell me what did that salesman do to you

That catalogue replaced
The fine mind behind your face
No human trio can compete
When that three way mirror meets your eye

On a slow night
On a slow night

How you would walk the fashion mile
Hand me down and call it style
Your boots were scratchy black
Your hat was just a hat
The lips on you were plain
The better to a kiss sustain

On a slow night
On a slow nigh

The list

All dressed down to catch a whiff of the buzz
Smells like the death of the last great cause
But you and I, we’ve been through that and that is not our fate
Give my face to the back of your head
Loyal in your shadow
Yeah yeah yeah
Broken accidental stars

Do lawyers have lawyers?
Do landlords have landlords?
We’re wondering
One more cheap suit in the loop
More chlorine in the pool
The blonde dolls smiling behind us
Say, one day you’ll be just like us

All dressed up to catch a glimpse of the list
We’ve seen some success, it looks like a camero
Yeah yeah yeah
Broken accidental stars

Do lawyers have lawyers?
Do landlords have landlords?
We’re wondering
One more cheap suit in the loop
More chlorine in the pool
The blonde dolls smiling behind us
Say, one day you’ll be just like us

Calling from the next hotel
Can you put me on the list?
Who we are now we will always be
The best haircuts are taken

Calling from the next hotel
Can you put me on the list?
Who we are now we will always be
The best haircuts are taken

Calling from the next hotel
Can you put me on the list?
Who we are now we will always be
The best haircuts are taken

Calling from the next hotel
Can you put me on the list?
Who we are now we will always be

Dead disco

Skip town
Slow down
Push it to the east coast
Step down
Turn around
Push it to the west
Need less
Use less
We’re asking for too much i guess
Cause all we get is

Dead disco
Dead funk
Dead rock'n roll
Remodel
Everything
Has been done
La la la la la la la la la la

Dead disco
Dead funk
Dead rock'n roll
Remodel
Everything
Has been done
La la la la la la la la la la

Tits out
Pants down
Overnight to london
Touch down
Look around
Everyone’s the same
World wide
Eir tight
No one’s got a face left to blame
And all we get is

Dead disco
Dead funk
Dead rock'n roll
Remodel
Everything
Has been done
La la la la la la la la la la

Dead disco
Dead funk
Dead rock'n roll
Remodel
Everything
Has been done
La la la la la la la la la la

I know
I know you tried to change things
I know you tried to change

I know
I know you tried to change things
I know you tried to change
I know

Love is a place

There’s spring in the air
They’re sweeping the streets
Wind is a breeze
The sun becomes her he agrees

What’s holding up her face?
Nothing but a blue skies
Passage ways to windows
That don’t close

Where do you live?
Love is a place
Where are you from?
She says, ask yourself ask anyone
What’s holding up her face
Nothing but blue skies
Passage ways the mind’s eye
Contemplates

Live It Out

*** Thanx a lot to the Official Metric Website for these lyrics ***

Empty

There was no way out, the only way out was to give in
There was no way out, the only way out was to give in
How I love to, how I love to
How I love to give in

Here no one sleeps, one lays up while the other lies down
Where no one sleeps, one lays up while the other lies down
Ask the line on your face what the line on your hand meant
We couldn't see what was coming

Shake your head it's empty
Shake your hips move your feet
Shake your head it's empty
Shake your hips move your feet

I'm so glad that I'm an island now

Sickness was fixing me some
Coughed out my heart in the last stall
Now that the damage is done
I never miss it at all

Glass Ceiling

Only know what I'm told, only know what I'm told
Fast asleep daydreaming
Start to push, break your own glass ceiling
Can't count, can't catch the pieces falling

Who let it end up on the ground
How am I gonna know you're letting me down
How did I end up on the ground

Only do what I'm told, only do what I'm told
Last to leave cold calling
You're gonna lose your arms, amputate plasticine
There's no knight in silver armor shining

Who let it end up on the ground
How am I gonna know I'm letting you down
Who let it end up on the ground
How did he end up on the ground
Face down on the ground

Only go where I'm told, only know what I'm told
Inch to inches crowding
We can't leave, it's the last road open
Every speed on our knees is crawling

Handshakes

Say you wanna get in
And then you wanna get out
When you get the money
To buy yourself a castle
How will you wear your leisure
Zipper back and front
On the fence together
Weekends in leather

Flip to the right
Slip back to the left
For handshakes at the ranch
Small talk at the crossroads
Rubbing up to the ladder
Sucking on every rung
Coming up forever and hanging on

That's entertainment
Cameras roll
Can you face the pavement
For a happy dog and pony show
Everybody loves you baby
Do you miss me
I miss you

Buy this car to drive to work
Drive to work to pay for this car

Too Little Too Late

You can burn your paper fingers in the ashtray
Place your swollen lips on mine
You can shave your heavy head in my carpeted hallway
Sure for the first time you're wearing the right clothes

Now take them off
Meet me on the band room rug
Tie my right hand to the ride

You can take a live wire into the bath with you
For a feeling you can't find
You can entertain your childhood friends with a tour of the bedroom
Laugh to erase the dirt on your mind

Oh let's move out
Meet me at the motel
Tie my right hand to the bible

Too little too late but we can't say no
It's too much to feel
Tie my right hand to the bible

Poster of a Girl

Can't stand by myself
Hate to sleep alone
Suprises always help
So I take somebody home
To find out how I feel
I feel like just a baby
Portrait of a lady
Poster of a girl

Je sais que tu n'aimes pas ta réalité
Je sais que tu n'aimes pas ta réalité
Tu sais que je n'aime pas ma réalité
Je sais que tu n'aimes pas ta réalité
Tu sais que je n'aime pas ma réalité
On ne peut pas fabriquer la vérité
Tu sais que tu n'aimes pas ta réalité
Je sais que tu n'aimes pas ta réalité
I know you don't like your reality
I know you don't like your reality
You know I don't like my reality
I know you don't like your reality
You know I don't like my reality
We cannot make the truth
You know I don't like your reality
I know you don't like your reality

Satisfy myself
Avoid beginners
Who long to shut my mouth
Till I take one of them home
Cause I know how it feels
Filling in the blanks
Looking on the bright side
When there is no bright side
Coming in your pants
For the off chance
With a poster of a girl

Poster of a girl
Poster of a girl
Poster of a girl
Poster of a girl

Poster of a girl
Poster of a girl
Poster of a girl

Je déteste dormir sans une présence
Les surprises semblent alléger ma solitude
Alors je ramène quelqu'un dans mon lit
Afin de découvrir comment je me sens
Comme un bébé

Portrait d'une femme
Affiche d'une fille
Portrait d'une femme
Affiche d'une fille

Me satisfaire
Eviter les novices
Ceux qui cherchent à me faire taire
Jusqu'à ce que je rentre avec l'un d'eux
Car je connais la sensation de chercher le fil d'or
Et de ne jamais le trouver
Coming in your pants
Qui ne pense qu'à coucher avec une fille d'affiche

Affiche d'une fille
Une fille d'affiche
Portrait d'une femme
Affiche d'une fille

Je sais que tu n'aimes pas ta réalité
Je sais que tu n'aimes pas ta réalité
On ne peut pas fabriquer la vérité
Je sais que tu n'aimes pas ta réalité
Je sais que tu n'aimes pas ta réalité
I hate to sleep without someone
Surprises seems to lighten my solitude
So I bring someone back in my bed
To find out how I feel
Like a baby

Portrait of a lady
Poster of a girl
Portrait of a lady
Poster of a girl

Satisfy myself
Avoid beginners
Who long to shut my mouth
Until I get home with one of them
Because I know the feeling of searching for the golden thread
And of never finding it
Coming in your pants
Thinking only about sleeping with a poster's girl

Poster of a girl
Girl from posters
Portrait of a lady
Poster of a girl

I know you don't like your reality
I know you don't like your reality
We cannot build the truth
I know you don't like your reality
I know you don't like your reality

Monster Hospital

Monster hospital, can you please release me?
You hold my hands down, I've been bad.
You hold my arms down, I've been bad.
I've been bad, I've been bad.

I fought the war but the war won

Monster movie, Daddy Warbucks up against Bobby Fuller
And he beat him hands down
Lead in the head
Put a little lead in his head.

I fought the war but the war won't stop for the love of god.
I fought the war but the war won

Patriarch on a Vespa

Promiscuous makes an entrance
Her mouth is full of questions
Are we all brides to be
Are we all designed to be confined
Buy ourselves chastity belts and lock them
Organize our lives and lose the key
Our faces all resemble dying roses
From trying to fix it
When instead we should break it
We've got to break it before it breaks us

Fear of pretty houses and their porches
Fear of biological wrist watches
Fear of comparison shopping
Dogs on leashes behind fences barking
Pretty little pillows on floral couches
Until our faces all resemble dying roses
Stop trying to fix it

Patriarch on a Vespa
Runs a red and ends up
Crushed under the wheel

The Police & The Private

Get straight and wait here while I try to find the exit sign
When will you stop asking strangers, no one wants what we want
Keep one eye on the door, keep one eye on the bag
Never expect to be sure who you're working for

You're working for the police and the private, the pilots and the pirates
Fingerprinted waiting for the train
The doctor, the writer, the hairdresser,
Felt up and fingerprinted waiting for the train

Lord lord mother we are all losing love
Lord listen lover we are all missing mama
Lord lord mother we are all losing love
Lord listen lover we are all missing something I don't got

There's a place that ends here I know
When they close the gates I'll cry
So tired of never sleeping
The whole world wants what we're on

Didn't make this up I learned, I learned it from a friend
My friend is coming clean, she told me
Keep one eye on the bed, keep one eye on the door
Never expect to be sure who you're working for

You're working for the police and the private, the pilots and the pirates
Fingerprinted waiting for the train
The doctor, the writer, the garbage collector
Felt up and fingerprinted waiting for the train

Lord lord mother we are all losing love
Lord listen lover we are all missing mama
Lord lord mother we are all losing love
Lord listen lover we are all missing love
Got to get out
Got to get to you, the orphanage is closing in an hour

Ending Start

All this that is more than a wish is a memory
All this that is ceases to be
All is revealed
The obvious door opens nothing
Nothing, nothing, nothing left
Nothing left to chance

When you try to see, we'll watch you
When you try to leave, we'll keep you
When you should be dreaming, we'll wake you
But don't scream, we'll make you swallow your words

Gave them our reactions, our explosions, all that was ours
For graphs of passion and charts of stars
Gave them our reactions, our explosions all that we are
For graphs of passion and charts of stars

How ending starts
Ending starts with answers.

Live it Out

On the day we were supposed to leave
You changed your mind at the station
You had a nice apartment
There was a good bar downstairs
Your old friend worked there

I'll go anyway, I'll go anyway
They won't refund the ticket
It's a good story

But I don't want to live it alone
Crash to take a chance
I wanna live it out
Look at you, I know I'm already dead
No concrete adversity
Only traps of our own actions
How we wanted it to be
Now I'm never gonna see you again
You checked out

Vertabrae by vertebrae
Roll your way out of a coma
Look up, the nurse is smiling
What luck, the nurse is me
Your old body is dead
Your body's dead, you're a word instead
In my sleep I repeat it
It's a good story

But I don't want to live it alone
Crash to take a chance
We were gonna live it out
Look at you, you're already dead
How will you remember me
Digging ditches out of boredom
Said you would never leave
Now you're never gonna be here again
You turned off

Dum dum dum dum dum
Sha la la la la
Dum dum dum dum dum

Fantasies

Help I'm alive

I tremble
They're gonna eat me alive
If I stumble
They're gonna eat me alive

Can you hear my heart
Beating like a hammer
Beating like a hammer

Help, I'm alive
My heart keeps beating like a hammer
Hard to be soft
Tough to be tender

Come take my pulse
The pace is on a runaway train
Help, I'm alive
My heart keeps beating like a hammer
Beating like a hammer
Beating like a hammer
Beating like a hammer

If we're still alive
My regrets are few
If my life is mine
What shouldn't I do
I get wherever I'm going
I get whatever I need
While my blood's still flowing
And my heart still beats
Beating like a hammer
Beating like a hammer

Help, I'm alive
My heart keeps beating like a hammer
Hard to be soft
Tough to be tender

Come take my pulse, the pace is on a runaway train
Help, I'm alive, my heart keeps
Beating like a hammer
Beating like a hammer

If we're still alive
My regrets are few
If my life is mine
What shouldn't I do
I get wherever I'm going
I get whatever I need
While my blood's still flowing
And my heart still beats...
Beating like a hammer
Beating like a hammer
Beating like a hammer
Beating like a hammer

I tremble
They're gonna eat me alive
If I stumble
They're gonna eat me alive

Can you hear my heart
Beating like a hammer
Beating like a hammer
Beating like a hammer
Beating like a hammer

Help, I'm alive
My heart keeps beating like a hammer

Sick Muse

Watch out Cupid, stuck me with a sickness
Pull your little arrows out and let me live my life
You better watch out Cupid, stuck me with a sickness
Pull your little arrows out and let me live my life
The one I'd better lead
All the blondes of fantasies

And we looked at them eleven ways
You said, 'look at me' and looked away
And you wrote the song I wanna play
I'll write you harmony in C

Everybody, everybody just wanna fall in love
Everybody, everybody just wanna play the lead
Everybody, everybody just wanna fall in love
Everybody, everybody just wanna play the lead
Play the lead
Play the lead

Watch out Cupid, money is a sick muse
Pull your little arrows out and let me live my life
She said I'm with stupid. Money is a sick muse
Pull your little arrows out and let me live my life
The one I'd better lead
All the blondes of fantasies

And we looked at them eleven ways
You said, 'look at me' and looked away
And you wrote the song I wanna play
I'll write you harmony in C

Everybody, everybody just wanna fall in love
Everybody, everybody just wanna play the lead
Everybody, everybody just wanna fall in love
Everybody, everybody just wanna play the lead
Play the lead
Play the lead

I'll write you harmony in C

Everybody, everybody just wanna fall in love
Everybody, everybody just wanna play the lead
Everybody, everybody just wanna fall in love
Everybody, everybody just wanna play the lead
Play the lead
Play the lead

Satellite Mind

Hold it
I'm about to drop off
Let me tell you my last thought
Drift into a deep fog
Lost where I forgot to
Hold it
I can feel you most when I�m alone

Coming home 'cause I want to
Hang out with the starlet
Stare up at the ceiling
Preview of a screening
Flashback of a feeling
Sixth sense of a calling
I heard you fuck through the wall
I heard you fuck when I�m bored

I send vibrations
In your direction
From a satellite mind

When I�m bored
I send vibrations
In your direction
From a satellite mind

I'm not suicidal
I just can't get out of bed
I drift into a deep fog
Lost where I forgot to
Hold it
I can feel you most when I�m alone
I can feel your ghost when I�m alone

Coming home 'cause I want to
Hang out with the starlet
Stare up at the ceiling
Hiding and revealing
Flashback of a feeling
Sixth sense of a calling
I heard you fuck through the wall
I heard you fuck when I�m bored

I send vibrations
In your direction
From a satellite mind

When I�m bored
I send vibrations
In your direction
From the satellite mind

When your voice
Became vibrations
From the satellite mind
From the satellite mind

It sounded like mine
It sounded like
It sounded like mine
It sounded like...

Twilight galaxy

Did they tell you
You should grow up
When you wanted to dream
Did they warn you
Better shape up
If you want to succeed
I don't know about you
Who are they talking to
They're not talking to me

I'm higher than high
Lower than deep
I'm doing it wrong
Singing along

I'm higher than high
Lower than deep
I'm doing it wrong
Singing along

Did I ask you for attention
When affection is what I need
Thinking sorrow was perfection
I would wallow 'til you told me
There's no glitter in the gutter
There's no twilight galaxy

Go higher than high
Go lower than deep
Keep doing it wrong
Keep singing along

Go higher than high
Go lower than deep
Keep doing it wrong
Keep singing along

I'm alright, come on baby
I've seen all the demons that you've got
If you're not alright now come on baby
I'll pick you up and take
Take you where you want
Anywhere you want
Anywhere you want
Anywhere you want
Anything you want

I'm higher than high
Lower than deep
I'm doing it wrong
Singing along

Go higher than high
Go lower than deep
Keep doing it wrong
Keep singing along

Go higher than high
Go lower than deep
Keep doing it wrong
Keep singing along
I'm higher than high

Gold Guns Girls

All the gold, and the guns in the world
Couldn't get you off
All the gold, and the guns, and the girls
Couldn't get you off
All the boys, all the choices in the world

I remember when we were gambling to win
Everybody else said better luck next time
I don't wanna bend like the bad girls bend
I just wanna be your friend
Is it ever gonna be enough

(Get off get off get off get off )
Is it ever gonna be enough
Is it ever gonna be enough
Is it ever gonna be enough

(Get off get off get off get off )
Is it ever gonna be enough
Is it ever gonna be enough
Is it ever gonna be enough

All the lace, and the skin in the shop
Couldn't get you off
All the toys, and the tools, in the box
Couldn't get you off
All the noise, all the voices never stop

I remember when we were gambling to win
Everybody else said better luck next time
I don't wanna bend like the bad girls bend
I just wanna be your friend
Why you giving me a hard time
I remember when we were gambling to win
Everybody else said ah ah ah ah...

(Get off get off get off get off )
Is it ever gonna be enough
Is it ever gonna be enough
Is it ever gonna be enough

(Get off get off get off get off )
Is it ever gonna be enough
Is it ever gonna be enough
Is it ever gonna be enough

More and more, more and more
More and more, more and more...

Is it ever gonna be enough
Is it ever gonna be enough
Is it ever gonna be enough...

Gimme Sympathy

Get hot
Get too close to the flame
Wild open space
Talk like an open book
Sign me up
Got no time to take a picture
I'll remember someday
All the chances we took

We're so close to something better left unknown
We're so close to something better left unknown
I can feel it in my bones

Give me sympathy
After all of this is gone
Who'd you rather be
The Beatles or The Rolling Stones
Oh seriously
You're gonna make mistakes you're young

Come on baby play me something
Like here comes the sun
Come on baby play me something
Like here comes the sun

Don't go
Stay with the all unknown
Stay away from the hooks
All the chances we took

We're so close to something better left unknown
We're so close to something better left unknown
I can feel it in my bones

Give me sympathy
After all of this is gone
Who'd you rather be
The Beatles or The Rolling Stones
Oh seriously
You're gonna make mistakes you're young

Come on baby play me something
Like here comes the sun
Come on baby play me something
Like here comes the sun...

Collect Call

If the fire's out baby
How you gonna keep me warm
Supposing you let me
With the door wide open no one can leave

I know it's a lie I want it to be true
The rest of the ride is riding on you
Over goodbyes we'll buy some place for

Wishing you could
Keep me closer
I'm a lazy dancer
When you move I move with you

Wishing you could
Keep me closer
I'm a lazy dancer
When you move I move with you

If somebody's got soul
If somebody's got soul
If somebody's got soul
You've got to make them move
Make them move

I know it's a lie I want it to be true
The rest of the ride is riding on you
Over goodbyes we'll buy some place for

Wishing you could
Keep me closer
I'm a lazy dancer
When you move I move with you

Wishing you could
Keep me closer
I'm a lazy dancer
When you move I move with you...

Front Row

I'm in the front row with a bottle
Don't know what I can't decide
I'm in the front row I'm a model
Don't know what I can't describe

Burnout stars they shine so bright
All of us
Burnout stars they shine so bright

He's not perfect he's my hero
Smashing the piano
Spitting on the front row
Chronic confrontation
Psychic conversation
Radical compassion
Louder than the action
Of all of us

Burnout stars they shine so bright
All of us
Burnout stars they shine so bright
All the stars
Burnout stars they shine so bright
All of us
Burnout stars they shine so bright

I'm in the front row with a bottle
Don't know what I can't decide
I'm the front row I'm a model
Don't know what I can't describe

Burnout stars they shine so bright
All of us
Burnout stars they shine so bright

He's not perfect he's a victim
Of his occupation
Social insulation
Secret intervention
Charge him with possession
I just wanna watch him
Make a break and beat them

All the stars
Burnout stars they shine so bright
All the stars
Burnout stars they shine so bright
All the stars
Burnout stars they shine so bright
All the stars
Burnout stars they shine so bright
Burnout stars they shine so bright
Burnout stars they shine so bright

Blindness

Send us a blindfold, send us a blade
Tell the survivors help is on the way
I was a blindfold, never complained
All the survivors singing in the rain
I was the one with the world at my feet
Got us a battle, leave it up to me

Find us a trap door, find us a plane
Tell the survivors help is on the way
I was a blindfold, never complained
All the survivors singing in the rain
I was the one with the world at my feet
Got us a battle, leave it up to me

What it is and where it stops nobody knows
You gave me a life I never chose
I wanna leave but the world won't let me go
Wanna leave but the world won't let me go

What it is and where it stops nobody knows
You gave me a life I never chose
I wanna leave but the world won't let me go
Wanna leave but the world won't let me go

What it is and where it stops nobody knows
You gave me a life I never chose
I wanna leave but the world won't let me go
Wanna leave but the world won't let me go

What it is and where it stops nobody knows
You gave me a life I never chose

I was the one with the world at my feet
Got us a battle, leave it up to me
Leave it up to me

Stadium Love

Wanna make a bet
We'll be neck and neck
Taking off the gloves

Spider versus bat
Tiger versus rat
Rabbit versus dove

Wanna make a bet
Odds are neck and neck
Taking off the gloves

Spider versus bat
Tiger versus rat
Owl versus dove

Every living thing
Pushed into the ring
Fight it out to wow the crowd
Guess you thought
You could just watch
No one's getting out

Without stadium love
Without stadium love

Wanna make a trade
Couger for a snake
Wanna fall in love

Wanna make a deal
Angel versus eel
Owl versus dove

Every living thing
Pushed into the ring
Fight it out to wow the crowd
Guess you thought
You could just watch
No one's getting out

Without stadium love
Without stadium love

We got stadium love

We got stadium love
We got stadium love
We got stadium love
We got stadium love

Stadium love
Stadium love, love, love, love...

Synthetica

Artificial Nocturne

I’m just as fucked up as they say
I can’t fake the daytime
I found an entrance to escape into the dark

Got false lights for the sun
It’s an artificial nocturne
It’s an outsider’s escape for a broke heart

We hide out in the back
Like shadows in a stranger’s dream
Hiding out in the back together
Hiding out in the back forever

I make all that I believe
In dreams so real

Babe, I have to take the call
Fate don’t fail me now
I make all that I believe
I set myself free
So take all the time you need
And let yourself be…

I’m as fucked up as they say
I can’t fake the daytime
Found an entrance to escape into the dark
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Got false lights for the sun
It’s an artificial nocturne
An outsider’s escape from a broken home

I’m as far gone as they say
I can’t fake the daytime
Found an entrance to escape into the dark

Got false lights for the sun
It’s an artificial nocturne
An outsider’s escape from a broken home

Youth Without Youth

Hangman, we played rubber soul with a razor blade
Behind the church, hiding place, it was a long joke
Till the punch line came, can you read my mind, read my mind
Follow along to the end of the song

Hangman, we played double dutch with a hand grenade
Behind the church, hiding place, apathetic to the devil's face
Wear the sheriff's badge, put your toys away
They let us go saying, "Let us pray"

Youth without youth
Youth without youth
Youth without youth

Hangman, we played hide and seek on the fire escape
Through the smoke we saw the flame, it was a long wait
Till the fire truck came, on the count of three
Jump with me on the count of three
One, two
One, two, three

Go
Youth without youth
Youth without youth
Go, go, go, go

Go
Youth without youth
Youth without youth
Go, go, go, go

Hangman, we played blind man's bluff with the ninth brigade
Throw the brick through the window pane
Double dutch till they stop the game
Till the cops show up, hands cuff stunned
They let us go, but we lost one
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Hangman, we played blind man's bluff till they stopped the game
Youth without youth, born without time, youth without youth
Can you read my mind

Youth without youth
My, my, my mind
My, my, my mind
Youth without youth
Youth without youth
My, my, my mind

Speed The Collapse

All the way from where we came
Built a mansion in a day
Distant lightening, thunder claps
Watched our neighbor's house collapse
Looked the other way

And then the storm was overhead
All the oceans boiled and rivers bled
We auctioned off our memories
In the absence of a breeze
Scatter what remains
Scatter what remains

Pushed away I'm pulled toward
A comedown of revolving doors
Every warning we ignored
Drifting in from distant shores

The wind presents a change of course
A second reckoning of sorts
We were wasted waiting for
A comedown of revolving doors

Fate don't fail me now

And when the days that followed past
In another mansion built to last
From our window we could see
Only possibilities down the road and back
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
But then the storm returned for more
In a comedown fo revolving doors
We auctioned off our memories
In the absence of a breeze
Scatter what remains
Scatter what remains

Pushed away I'm pulled toward
A comedown of revolving doors
Every warning we ignored
Drifting in from distant shores

The wind presents a change of course
A second reckoning of sorts
We were wasted waiting for
A comedown of revolving doors

Fate don't fail me now
Fate don't fail me now
Fate don't fail me now
Fate don't fail me now

Breathing Underwater

I’m the blade, you’re a knife
I’m the weight, you’re the kite
They were right when they said
We were breathing underwater
Out of place all the time
In a world that wasn’t mine to take
I’ll wait

Is this my life
Oh am I breathing underwater
Is this my life
Oh am I breathing underwater

I’m a blade, you’re the knife
I’m a weight, you’re the kite
They were right when they said
We should never meet our heroes
When they bowed at their feet
In the end it wasn’t me

Is this my life
Oh am I breathing underwater
Is this my life
Oh am I breathing underwater
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Nights are days
We beat a path through the mirrored maze
I can see the end
Oh but it hasn’t happened yet
I can see the end
Oh but it hasn’t happened yet

Is this my life
Oh am I breathing underwater
Is this my life
Oh am I breathing underwater
Am I breathing underwater
Am I breathing underwater

Dreams So Real

When I get
To the bottom of it, I sink
Seems like nothing I said
Ever meant anything
But a headline over my head

Thought I made a stand
Only made a scene
There’s no feast for the underfed
All the unknown dying or dead
Keep showing up in my dreams
They stand at the end of my bed

Have I ever really helped
Anybody but myself
To believe in the power of songs
To believe in the power of girls
Though the point we’re making is gone
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Play it stripped down to my thong
I’ll shut up and carry on
The scream becomes a yawn
I’ll shut up and carry on
The scream becomes a yawn
I’ll shut up and carry on
The scream becomes a yawn
I’ll shut up and carry on
The scream becomes a yawn
I’ll shut up and carry on
The scream becomes a yawn
I’ll shut up and carry on
The scream becomes a yawn

Our parents, daughters and sons
Believed in the power of songs
What if those days are gone

My memory is strong
Anyone not dying is dead
Baby it won’t be long
So shut up and carry on
The scream becomes a yawn
I’ll shut up and carry on
The scream becomes a yawn
I’ll shut up and carry on
The scream becomes a yawn
I’ll shut up and carry on
The scream becomes a yawn
I’ll shut up and carry on
The scream becomes a yawn

Baby, wherever you are
Baby, whatever you do
Faster than you think
Time staggers ona

Lost Kitten

Don't say yes if you can't say no,
Victim of the system, say it isn't so
Squatted on the doorstep, swallowed on the blow
Leaving without you, can't say no

Half way starts with happiness for me
Half way house, lost kitten in the street
Hit me where it hurts, I'm coming home to lose
Kitten on the catwalk, high-heeled shoes

No more hot-headed Saturdays
They got it, they want it, they give it away
Tell me one thing, you would never do
I was looking for a hooker when I found you
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
You've got my eyes
You've got my eyes
You'll never be mine
Ah, but you've got my eyes

When you lie, I cover it up
When you're high, I cover it up
When you cry, I cover it up
When you come undone, I cover it up

I was so pent up I was coming on to you
Happy in the night time, howling at the moon
Sipping on a cocktail, drinking in the loo
There's something about you I hold on to

You've got my eyes
You've got my eyes
You'll never be mine
Ah, but you've got my eyes

When you lie I cover it up
When you're high, I cover it up
When you cry I cover it up
When you're blind I cover it up

When you lie I cover it up
When you're high, I cover it up
When you cry I cover it up
When you come undone I cover it up

They got it, they want it, they give it away
They got it, they want it, they give it away
They got it, they want it, they give it away
They got it, they want it, they give it away

When you lie I cover it up
(They got it, they want it, they give it away
When you're high, I cover it up
(They got it, they want it, they give it away
When you cry I cover it up
(They got it, they want it, they give it away
When you come undone I cover it up
(They got it, they want it, they give it away

The Void

All night
Like a child
I stayed up to prove I can keep up

All night
Like a fool
I stayed up to prove I can keep up with you

All night
No plan, life is grand while you're still in the void
All night
Sing along with the band while you're losing your voice
All night
No plan, life is grand while you're pulling my chains
All night
Sing along with the band while you're still in the void
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
What can I say
I stay up to prove I can keep up
I stay up to prove I can keep up with you

All night
No plan, life is grand while you're still in the void
All night
Sing along with the band while you're losing your voice
All night
No plan, life is grand while you're pulling my chains
All night
Sing along with the band while you're still in the void

All night
All night

What can I say
I stay up to prove I can keep up with you

All night
No plan, life is grand while you're still in the void
All night
Sing along with the band while you're losing your voice
All night
No plan, life is grand while you're pulling my chains
All night
Sing along with the band while you're still in the void

All night
Sing along with the band while you're still in the void

Synthetica

Some of us are wild ones
Ever under "wanted", I believe

Lining up in the background
Waiting for the crowd shot to be seen

In the shadow of the big screen
Everybody begs to be redeemed

Hey, I'm not Synthetica
I'll keep the life that I've got

We were never meant to crawl in for the bait
We never will

I can think for myself
I've got something no pill could ever kill

Hey, I'm not Synthetica
Oh
I'll keep the life that I've got
Oh
So hard, hard to resist
Synthetica
Oh
No drug is stronger than me
Synthetica

We're all the time confined to fit the mould
But I won't ever let them make a loser of my soul
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Hey, I'm not Synthetica
I'll keep the life that I've got
I'll keep the life that I've got
I'll keep the life that I've got
I'll keep the life that I've got

Clone

Call me out
My regret only makes me stronger yet

Nothing I've ever done right
Happened on the safe side
It's the other way
I'm missing everyone unknown now

It's too late in the day
Too late in the day
To take you on all the rides
I was afraid to tell you that

Back to the photograph
Can you clone me
I look like everyone you know now

It's too late in the day
Too late in the day
To turn it around and change my mind
It's too late in the day
To take you on all the rides

It's too late in the day
To tell me I'm off the path
We're already in the aftermath

Call me out
My regret only makes me stronger yet
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
It's too late in the day
Too late in the day
To turn it around and change my mind
It's too late in the day
To take you on all the rides

It's too late in the day
To tell me I'm off the path
We're already in the aftermath

The Wanderlust

I've been sleepwalking
Through the railway station
Wake me up
When they call my destination

Where I've been
I was bound to leave behind
All device
And all disease was mine

Oh, speeding out of reach
Oh, you're the one I had to meet

I never wanted to go home
(Wanderlust will carry your song)
There was nothing there for me
(Wanderlust will carry your song)
In a high-rise on my own
(I've been on all kind of highways for so long)
Looking out in a mirrored balcony
(Wanderlust will carry your song)
Will there ever be a place for you and me
(Wanderlust)

I'm rolling in
For a seven day weekend
Living up again
To my own reputation

Can you cover me
'Cause I've got no armor
Keep moving on down the line
Keep on going further

Oh, speeding out of reach
Oh, you're the one I had to meet
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I never wanted to go home
(Wanderlust will carry your song)
There was nothing there for me
(Wanderlust will carry your song)
In a high-rise on my own
(I've been on all kind of highways for so long)
Looking out in a mirrored balcony
(Wanderlust will carry, carry, carry your song)

I don't know where to go
Now I got nowhere to hide
(Nowhere to go, nowhere to be)

I don't know where to go
Now I got nowhere to be
(Oh wanderlust will carry your song)

Walk fifty city-blocks down
Where they always find us
(Wanderlust will carry your song)
Will there ever be a place for you and me
(Wanderlust will carry your song)
Will there ever be a place or you and me

Nothing But Time

Steal once
Pay twice

Advice to heed
I won't
I might

Advice to heed
Steal once
Pay twice

Advice to heed
I won't
I might

Advice to heed

Steal once
Pay twice

Advice to heed
I won't
I might

Advice to heed
Steal once
Pay twice

Advice to heed
I won't
I might

Advice to heed

You always said that love was not enough
Always on the move
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Advice to heed

And even though we long to shut it up
We could never choose

Advice to heed

Now we know there's nothing awaiting us
Better than the truth

Advice to heed

I wanted to be part of something
I got nothing but time
So the future is mine
(Advice to heed)

I wanted to be part of something
I got nothing but time
So the future is mine
(Advice to heed)

I wanted to be part of something
I got nothing but time
So the future is mine

Pagans In Vegas

Lie Lie Lie

Lie, lie, lie, lie, lie
Lie, lie, lie, lie, lie

If it happened it was meant to be
Offered me a free lobotomy
Got to be sedated to be seen
On the cover of your magazine

Hey, hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey

If it happened it was meant to be
Got me a lobotomy for free
Now I'm so sedated and serene
On the cover of your magazine
Copy, paste, robots, i'm so tired of them
Hey, hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey

Oh and I suppose I brought it all upon myself
Starting with the question no one wants to ask themselves
Naked in the movie, make me the director's pet
Everybody told me, "take whatever you can get"
Everybody told me, "take whatever you can get"

Lie, lie, l-lie, lie, lie, l-lie, lie
Lie, lie, l-lie, lie, l-l-l-lie, lie
Lie, lie, l-lie, lie, lie, l-lie, lie
Lie, lie, l-lie, lie, l-l-l-lie, lie

Holding up your freedom of speech
Rage against the dying of the light
But why you never say what you mean
Rage against the dying of the light

Baby, you'll be safe with me
Rage against the dying of the light
Holding up a tattered dream
Rage against the dying
Rage against the dying of the light

Oh and I suppose I brought it all upon myself
Knowing all the questions no one wants to ask themselves
Naked in the movie, make her the director's pet
Your mother and your father want to see you on the TV set
Everybody told her, "take whatever you can get"

Lie, lie, l-lie, lie, lie, l-lie, lie
Lie, lie, l-lie, lie, l-l-l-lie, lie
Lie, lie, l-lie, lie, lie, l-lie, lie
Lie, lie, l-lie, lie, l-l-l-lie, lie


Lie, lie, l-lie, lie, lie, l-lie, lie
(L-l-lie, l-l-l-lie)
Lie, lie, l-lie, lie, l-l-l-lie, lie
(L-l-lie, l-l-l-lie)
Lie, lie, l-lie, lie, l-l-l-lie
(L-l-lie, l-l-l-lie)
Lie, lie, lie, lie, lie
Lie, lie, lie, lie, lie
Lie, lie, lie, lie, lie
Lie, lie, lie, lie, lie

Fortunes

Tell me in the morning that you love me, show me
Only if you got it bad enough
She cracked right on the dance floor
She cracked, but I won't
Copy, paste, robots, i'm so tired of them
Tell me in the morning that you miss me, show me
Only if you got it bad enough
It's for your own good, girl
You've been such a good girl, such a good girl

Stay to soften the blow
Hand over fist
To drink and to smoke
My blood from a stone

I do expect fortunes to fall
Hand over fist
To soften the blow
Blood from a stone

Seven in the morning, do you miss me, baby
Only if you got it bad enough oh
It's four on the West Coast, girl

They tell me it's a magical world
Oh, it's a sinister world
Oh, it's too late to leave, too late to leave
Oh, it's too late to leave, too late to leave
Oh, it's too late to leave, too late to leave

Stay to soften the blow
Hand over fist
To drink and to smoke
My blood from a stone

I do expect fortunes to fall
Hand over fist
To soften the blow
Blood from a stone

The Shade

I'm following the sun
That's setting in the West
We're floating on a bed of fading light

A canopy of trees
Bears witness to the breeze
I'm falling like a feather, soft and light

Baby, there's no better time
No better time, baby, we can't find
Oh-whoa-whoa, oh-whoa-whoa

With eternal love, the stars above
All there is and ever was
I want it all, I want it all
I want it all, I want it all

A blade of grass, a grain of sand
The moonlit sea, to hold your hand
I want it all, I want it all
I want it all, I want it all

The embers of a fire
Still burning as they die
Stay bright to keep us side by side

Baby, there's no better time
No better time, baby, we can't find
Oh-whoa-whoa, oh-whoa-whoa

With eternal love, the stars above
All there is and ever was
I want it all, I want it all
I want it all, I want it all

A blade of grass, a grain of sand
The moonlit sea, to hold your hand
I want it all, I want it all
I want it all, I want it all
Copy, paste, robots, i'm so tired of them
With eternal love, the stars above
All there is and ever was
I want it all, I want it all
I want it all, I want it all

A blade of grass, a grain of sand
The moonlit sea, to hold your hand
I want it all, I want it all
I want it all, I want it all

We got the sunshine, we got the shade
We got temptation, we got it made
We got rewarded, we got refused
We got distorted, we got confused

We got the sunshine, we got the shade
I want it all, I want it all
I want it all, I want it all

With eternal love, the stars above
All there is and ever was
I want it all, I want it all
I want it all, I want it all

A blade of grass, a grain of sand
The moonlit sea, to hold your hand
I want it all, I want it all
I want it all, I want it all

With eternal love, the stars above
All there is and ever was
I want it all, I want it all
I want it all, I want it all

A blade of grass, a grain of sand
The moonlit sea, to hold your hand
I want it all, I want it all
I want it all, I want it all

Celebrate

I'll be standing tall
When you call, I'll be at your side
Don't even think of giving in
Though all your fears keep creeping into your mind

Even the darkest hour soon will be over
My friend, it will be over

I've been blessed and I've been cursed
I've been the best, I've been the worst
Now I'll take what's mine
Copy, paste, robots, i'm so tired of them
Who wants to celebrate
And who's just fine to sit and wait
I gave it everything
'Cause I just wanted you

Who wants to celebrate
I don't have time to sit and wait
I gave it everything
And I just wanted you to feel the same

We've all so often heard it said
There's a road up ahead
That's just beginning

It's hard to see from where I stand
There's a future close at hand
And it's worth living

I've been blessed and I've been cursed
I've been the best, I've been the worst
Now I'll take what's mine

Who wants to celebrate
And who's just fine to sit and wait
I gave it everything
'Cause I just wanted you

Who wants to celebrate
I don't have time to sit and wait
I gave it everything
And I just wanted you to feel the same

Who wants to celebrate
And who's just fine to sit and wait
I gave it everything
'Cause I just wanted you

Who wants to celebrate
I don't have time to sit and wait
I gave it everything
And I just wanted you to feel the same

Who wants to celebrate
And who's just fine to sit and wait
I gave it everything
'Cause I just wanted you to feel the same

Cascades

Just keep going strong
With whatever it is yeah
That's compelling you on yeah
Don't be afraid when I'm gone
Keep whatever it is yeah
That's compelling you on yeah
Copy, paste, robots, i'm so tired of them
Cascading waves of emotion
Cascading over us still
From leaving feelings unspoken
The way we always will

Just keep going strong
With whatever it is yeah
That's compelling you on yeah
Don't be afraid when I'm gone
Keep whatever it is yeah
That's compelling you on yeah

Cascading waves of emotion
Cascading over us still
From leaving feelings unspoken
The way we always will

Cascading waves of emotion
Cascading over us still
From leaving feelings unspoken
The way we always will

For Kicks

It's all what it ain't
It's all what it ain't
So where do I start

It's only so vain
So what did I gain
I gave it my heart

I told myself if I had the wealth
I could buy my way out of everything

Why'd I have to be
Such trouble to please
It wouldn't be me
Oh if it was easy
If it was easy
Such trouble to please
It wouldn't be easy
If it was me

Why'd I have to go and break your heart for kicks
Why'd I have to go and break what can't be fixed

It's all what it ain't
It's all what it ain't
So where does it stop
Copy, paste, robots, i'm so tired of them
I want what I had
I want it so bad
I gave it my heart

I told myself if I had the wealth
I could buy my way out of everything

Why'd I have to be
Such trouble to please
It wouldn't be me
Oh if it was easy
If it was easy
Such trouble to please
It wouldn't be easy
If it was me

Why'd I have to go and break your heart for kicks
Why'd I have to to go and break what can't be fixed

Why'd I have to be
Such trouble to please
It wouldn't be me
Oh if it was easy
If it was easy
Such trouble to please
It wouldn't be easy
If it was me

Why'd I have to go and break your heart for kicks
Why'd I have to go and break what can't be fixed
Why'd I have to go and break your heart for kicks
Why'd I have to go and break what can't be fixed
(Such trouble to please, it wouldn't be me)
Why'd I have to go and break your heart for kicks
(Such trouble to please, it wouldn't be me)

Too Sad, So Sad

Take me out of this state I'm in
Go somewhere I've never been
Got something trapped inside
Still alive, where's that paradise

I thought by now I'd find
Rough justice is a long lifeline
Back and forth between the desert and the sea
Who I was and I will always be

Oh yeah, woo-hoo
Too bad, woo-hoo
So sad, woo-hoo
Copy, paste, robots, i'm so tired of them
Get me out of this state I'm in
When I spiral down, it's a vile spin
Got something I can't hide
Still alive, it's an overwhelming drive

To prevail and get out of this jail
Dust in my eyes and a tear in my sail
Back and forth between the desert and the sea
Who I was and I will always be

Oh yeah, woo-hoo
Too bad, woo-hoo
So sad, woo-hoo

Take me out 'cause I'm all alone
Hair undone, despair unknown
Got something trapped inside
Still alive, it's a momentary ride

I've been on a thousand years too long
A thousand years too late for everything that's wrong
Back and forth between the desert and the sea
Who I was and I will always be

Oh yeah, woo-hoo
Too bad, woo-hoo
So sad, woo-hoo

Oh yeah, woo-hoo
Oh yeah, woo-hoo
Oh yeah, woo-hoo

The Other Side

Ten tonnes may fall
Down from the fallen sky
Onto the other side

My heart may break
Don't look the other way
Don't look the other way

Fools may rise
All fall in their time
Burning with the forest fires
And all we want
Is to feel like all we got
Didn't cost us everything
Even if we never win

Who am I on the other side
You were mine on the other side
Copy, paste, robots, i'm so tired of them
Who am I on the other side
You were mine on the other side

Free my mind
On with the other loves
On with the other lives
And all I want
Is to feel like all I got
Didn't cost me everything
Even if I never win

Who am I on the other side
You were mine on the other side
You were mine on the other side
You were mine on the other side

Who am I on the other side
You were mine on the other side

Who am I on the other side
You were mine on the other side

Ten tonnes may fall
Down from the fallen sky
Onto the other side

Blind Valentine

Whatever I want, whatever I do, whatever I say
Whatever I make, whatever I spend, whatever I save
The sound of the club, the kiss on your lips, it should be mine
The people you meet, the people you trust, the people you find
That's the difference, baby, between you and me
That's the difference, baby, between you and me

Sky high in better times
When love was hard to find
Sky high in better times
With my blind valentine
Copy, paste, robots, i'm so tired of them
Sky high in harder times
When love, my friend, was blind
Sky high in harder times
With my blind valentine

Your house in that town, the window that frames, the view that you saw
You keep racing down that hill, but you never fall
That's the difference, baby, between you and me
That's the difference, baby, between your whole life and mine

Sky high in better times
When love was hard to find
Sky high in better times
With my blind valentine

Sky high in harder times
When love, my friend, was blind
Sky high in harder times
When love was hard to find

Sky high in better times
When trust in love was blind
Sky high in better times
With my blind valentine

The Governess

Who did you say you were
I didn't catch your name
Falling down to earth
Down from a higher plane

Oh it's been decades
Say what did you see
Oh I've been so lonely
Won't you keep me company

Do you remember me
We met out on the farm
By the fire you spoke to me
And held me in your arms

The songs you play for me
I longed to understand
All along the watchtower
And castles made of sand

When there was a wilderness
We wandered wild and free
Guilt, she is the governess
That guides me back to grieve
Copy, paste, robots, i'm so tired of them
What if we were dumb enough
To spend eternity
Gathering the garbage
Washed up on the beach

Do you remember me
We spoke by telephone
The bad connection had
A meaning of its own

Of all the good
And all the stupid shit I've done
The worst was all for me
Not hurting anyone

When there was a wilderness
I wandered wild and free
Guilt, she is the governess
That guides me back to grieve

Wish that I was old enough
To end the century
Gather all the garbage
Washed up on the beach

The Face, Pt. I

All we are
All we are
All we are
Copy, paste, robots, i'm so tired of them
All we are
All we are
All we are

Hello. No one is available to take your call.
Please, call again.

Non Albums Tracks

Always On My Mind

(Brenda Lee cover / Live on Triple J)

Maybe I didn't treat you
Quite as good as I should have
Maybe I didn't love you
Quite as often as I could have
If I made you feel second best
I'm so sorry I was blind

You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Maybe I didn't hold you
All those lonely, lonely nights
And I guess I never told you
I'm so happy that you're mine
Little things I should have said and done
I just never took the time

You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind

Tell me
Tell me that our sweet love hasn't died
Give me
Give me one more chance
To keep you satisfied
I'll keep you satisfied

Little things I should have said and done
I just never took the time

You were always on my mind
You are always on my mind
You were always on my mind
You are always on my mind

Between The Bars

( Elliott Smith Cover )

Drink up, baby, stay up all night
The things you could do, you won't but you might
The potential you'll be that you'll never see
The promises you'll only make

Drink up with me now and forget all about
The pressure of days, do what I say
And I'll make you okay and drive them away
The images stuck in your head

People you've been before that you don't want around anymore
That push and shove and won't bend to your will
I'll keep them still

Drink up, baby, look at the stars
I'll kiss you again between the bars
Where I'm seeing you there with your hands in the air
Waiting to finally be caught

Drink up one more time and I'll make you mine
Keep you apart, deep in my heart
Separate from the rest, where I like you the best
And keep the things you forgot

The people you've been before that you don't want around anymore
That push and shove and won't bend to your will
I'll keep them still

Butcher

You're so handsome in this light, if only you'd reject me tonight
Darling there's no 'only way' when you come, please don't stay
We're so boring, we're so white. We've had too much 'so long'
Besides, what of freedom can I say when I smoke DuMaurier?

I'd learn to bend, learn to swerve
Learn to bend, learn to butcher

I could look wholesome in this light, brown and homely is lovely
Besides, where can we go wrong, we stray for nothing now.
So just once more fall for the stone, neglect the flesh to pursue the bone
Darling, beauty, daily bread

Say learn to bend, learn to swerve
(do it to make amends and do it over again)
Learn to bend, learn to butcher
Do it over

Don't Think Twice, It's Alright

( Live / Bob Dylan Cover )

It ain't no use to sit and wonder why, babe
It don't matter, anyhow
An' it ain't no use to sit and wonder why, babe
If you don't know by now

When your rooster crows at the break of dawn
Look out your window and I'll be gone
You're the reason I'm travelin' on
Don't think twice, it's all right

It ain't no use in turnin' on your light, babe
That light I never knowed
And it ain't no use in turnin' on your light, babe
I'm on the dark side of the road

So I wish there was somethin' you would do or say
To try and make me change my mind and stay
We never did too much talkin' anyway
So don't think twice, it's all right

It ain't no use in callin' out my name, gal
Like you never did before
It ain't no use in callin' out my name, gal
I can't hear you any more

I'm thinkin' and wonderin' all the way down the road
I once loved a woman, a child I'm told
I give her my heart but she wanted my soul
But don't think twice, it's all right

I'm walkin' down that long, lonesome road, babe
Where I'm bound, I can't tell
But goodbye's too good a word, gal
So I'll just say fare thee well

I ain't sayin' you treated me unkind
You could have done better but I don't mind
You just kinda wasted my precious time
But don't think twice, it's all right

Down

( Static anonymity EP )

I wondered if you could come and help me
I want to get from here to there

I saw your face looked down tonight
I only hope that you're alright
I know you think its always you
Need some time alone, need some time alone

To feel down
To feel down

After tonight, another day
A chance to feel a different way
The sun is slowly changing sides
Still, sorrow in your eyes
Sorrow in your eyes

So feel down
So feel down

Heavy hearts swaying low
Feel down, let it go

So feel down
So feel down
Feel down
So feel down

I wondered if you could come and help me

Eclipse (All Yours)

( The Twilight Saga - Eclipse Soundtrack )

All the lives always tempted to trade
Will they hate me for all the choices I've made
Will they stop when they see me again
I can't stop now I know who I am

Now I'm all yours, I'm not afraid
I’m yours always, say what they may
And all your love I'll take to a grave
And all my life starts now

Tear me down they can't take you out of my thoughts
Under every scar there's a battle I've lost
Will they stop when they see us again
I can't stop now I know who I am

Now I'm all yours, I'm not afraid
I'm yours always, say what they may
And all your love I'll take to a grave
And all my life starts

I'm all yours, I'm not afraid
I'm yours always, say what they may
And all your love I'll take to a grave
And all my life starts
Starts now

Expecting To Fly

(Buffalo Springfield cover / iTunes Session)

There you stood on the edge of your feather
Expecting to fly
While I laughed, I wondered whether
I should wave goodbye

Knowing that you'd gone
By the summer it was healing
We had said goodbye
All the years we spent with feeling
Ended with a cry
Babe, ended with a cry
Babe, ended with a cry

I tried so hard to stand
As I stumbled and fell to the ground
So hard to laugh as I fumbled
And reached for the love I had found

Knowing it was gone
If I never lived without you
Now you'd know I'd die
If I never said I loved you
Now you know I'd try
Babe, now you know I'd try
Babe, now you know I'd try
Babe

Feels Like We Only Go Backwards

(Tame Impala cover / From the Verge Music Lab at the Music Mansion: SiriusXM Canada)

It feels like I only go backwards, baby
Every part of me says, "go ahead"
I got my hopes up again, oh no, not again
Feels like I only go backwards, darling

I know that you think you sound silly when you call my name
But I hear it inside my head all day
When I realize I'm just holding on to the hope that maybe your feelings don't show

It feels like I only go backwards, baby
Every part of me says, "go ahead"
I got my hopes up again, oh no, not again
Feels like I only go backwards, darling

The seed of all this indecision isn't me, oh no
'Cause I decided long ago if that's the way it seems to go
We're trying so hard to get to something real, it feels

It feels like we only go backwards, darling
Every part of me says, "go ahead"
I got my hopes up again, oh no, not again
Feels like we only go backwards, baby
Feels like I only go backwards, baby
Every part of me says, "go ahead"
I got my hopes up again, oh no, not again
Feels like we only go backwards, darling

Heart Of Glass

(Blondie cover / Live on VH1 Divas)

Once I had a love and it was a gas
Soon turned out had a heart of glass
Seemed like the real thing, only to find
Much of mistrust, love's gone behind

Once I had a love and it was divine
Soon found out I was losing my mind
It seemed like the real thing but I was so blind
Much of mistrust, love's gone behind
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
In between
What I find is pleasing and I'm feeling fine
Love is so confusing there's no peace of mind
If I fear I'm losing you it's just no good
You teasing like you do

Once I had a love and it was a gas
Soon turned out had a heart of glass
Seemed like the real thing, only to find
Much of mistrust, love's gone behind

Lost inside
Adorable illusion and I cannot hide
I'm the one you're using, please don't push me aside
We could've made it cruising, yeah

Losing you, love's true bluish light

Once I had a love and it was a gas
Soon turned out I had a heart of glass
Seemed like the real thing only to find
Much of mistrust, love's gone behind

London Halflife

Middle-aged
Do the low rise on the waist
London halflife
Middle-aged
You're the low riser
Getting over myself today

And if you're compromised
Drive your car through the rain
And if you've been beaten
Drive your car through the rain
'Til you wash off the buzz

Don't pull over 'til you're sure
One that wanted the floor
one that won't know the street
One that wanted to land
On the heart with his feet up

Oh watch out
You're only better off at half your life
Otherwise wasted
Otherwise wasted
House of cards you fall hard

Mother

(John Lennon cover / Live at The Magic Shop Recording Studio, New York City, 11/28/13)

Mother, you had me
But I never had you
I wanted you
You didn't want me
So I
I just got to tell you
Goodbye
Goodbye

Father, you left me
But I never left you
I needed you
You didn't need me
So I
I just got to tell you
Goodbye
Goodbye

Children, don't do
What I have done
I couldn't walk
And I tried to run
So I
I just got to tell you
Goodbye
Goodbye
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Mama, don't go
Daddy, come home
Mama, don't go
Daddy, come home

Mama, don't go
Daddy, come home
Mama, don't go
Daddy, come home

Mama, don't go
Daddy, come home
Mama, don't go
Daddy, come home

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

Nobody Home

( Pink Floyd cover / Fantasies EP)

I got a little black book with my poems in
A bag, a toothbrush and a comb
When I'm a good dog they sometimes throw me a bone

I got elastic bands keeping my shoes on
I got those swollen hands blues
I got thirteen channels of shit on the tv to choose from

I got electric light
I got second sight
I got amazing powers of observation

And that is how I know
When I try to get through
On the telephone to you
There's still be nobody home

I got the obligatory Hendrix perm
And the inevitable pinhole burns
All down the front of my favourite satin shirt

I got nicotine stains on my fingers
I got a silver spoon on a chain
I got a grand piano to prop up my mortal remains

I got wild, staring eyes
I got a strong urge to fly
But I got nowhere to fly to

Oh babe
When I pick up the phone
There's still be nobody home

I got a pair of gohill boots
And I got fading roots

Pale Blue Eyes

(The Velvet Underground cover / With Roswell Rudd / Live at Late Show with David Letterman, 18/12/2013)

Sometimes I feel so happy
Sometimes I feel so sad
Sometimes I feel so happy
Mostly you just make me mad
Baby, you just make me mad

Linger on, your pale blue eyes
Linger on, your pale blue eyes

Thought of you as my mountain top
Thought of you as my peak
Thought of you as everything
I've had but couldn't keep
I've had but couldn't keep

Linger on, your pale blue eyes
Linger on, your pale blue eyes

If I could make the world as pure
And strange as what I see
I'd put you in the mirror
I put in front of me
I put in front of me

Linger on, your pale blue eyes
Linger on, your pale blue eyes
Linger on, your pale blue eyes
Linger on, your pale blue eyes

Siamese cities

( Static anonymity EP )

I said, i'm sorry to change my mind
It was a little bit cold that night
I was dreading the ride back to little italy
And needing to hide out from my mind

When you walk, you move like moses
When you look, you look like red roses
Every day breaks bitter river, was a flood
Why do you leave me inbetween siamese cities

I saw the sky and you, what do you see in me
This rubbermaid's had better days
Shaken out, static anonymity
Vanity, don't let war die down

When you take, you turn me over
From the street, rock radio plays crimson and clover
Wvery day breaks, bitter river was a flood
Why do you leave me inbetween siamese cities?

When you walk, you move like moses
When you look, you look like red roses
Every day breaks, bitter river was flood
Why do you leave me?
Why you leave me?
Why you leave me inbetween siamese cities?

Sha la la la
Sha la la la

She is shaken out static anonymity
She is shaken out static anonymity
She is shaken [temporairly]
She is shaken [temporairly]
She is shaken out, static anonymity
She is shaken out, static anonymity

Strange Weather

( Tom Waits -  Synthetica Deluxe Edition )

Can you take me across the Channel
London Bridge is falling down
Strange woman tries to save
What a man will try to drown

It's the rain that they predicted,
It's the forecast every time
The rose has died because you picked it
I believe that brandy's mine

And all over the world
Strangers talk only about the weather
And all over the world
It's the same
It's the same
It's the same

The world is getting flatter
The sky is falling all around
And nothing is the matter
For I never cry in town

And a love like ours, my dear
Is best measured when it's down
And I never buy umbrellas
For there's always one around

And all over the world
Strangers talk only about the weather
And all over the world
It's the same
It's the same
It's the same

And you know that it's beginning
And you know that it's the end
When once again we are strangers
And the fog comes rolling in

And all over the world
Strangers talk only about the weather
And all over the world
It's the same
It's the same
It's the same

The Battlecry

(Can you turn it up?)
Let me lay my eyes and try to pin it down
Let me lay my eyes on the painting
It's hard to put into words, draw the line.

Forgetting all you wanted, you have to ask me for nothing
You're giving all you want, you have been asking for nothing

That's right I'm trying to find a way back
It doesn't mean anything to you.

It's so obvious at times we try and slide it good
(it's all right, it's all mine)

Oh to roll together everything we've built inside
But up I fall, and nothing, But up I fall, and nothing
Now you're holding them, and you can't say too much for me
Then what do you think? You've never made it taste that good
I'll be over soon, and you'll remember who showed you

The End Has No End

(The Strokes cover)

One by one, ticking time bombs won
It's not the secret of the government
That's keeping you dumb
Oh it's the other way around, wait
What's that sound
One by one, baby, here they come
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
He wants it easy, he want it relaxed
Said I can do a lot of things, but I can't do that
Two steps forward, then three steps back
Alright

Won't you take a walk outside
Oh no
Can't you find some other guy
Oh no
One, nine, six, nine, what's that sound
Oh no
Keeping down the underground
Oh no

The end has no end
The end has no end
The end has no end
The end has no end

He want it easy, he want it relaxed
Said I can do a lot of things, but I can't do that
Two steps forward, then three steps back
Alright

Won't you take a walk outside
Oh no
Can't you find some other guy
Oh no
One, nine, six, nine, what's that sound
Oh no
Keeping down the underground
Oh no

The end has no end
The end has no end
The end has no end
The end has no end

The end has no end
The end has no end
The end has no end
The end has no end

The Lifestyle

(Never the lifestyle baby, for you and me)
I wish you were a song to play, I wish you had something to say

The Mandate

As far back as it goes, we watch the time go by and say our mother's names with a smile.
Remember how she sang you a lullaby
How did she ever do such good for you
Take me back where I used to live. I want to see my old friends and how they've changed.
I always said that when I grew up, I would give my friends another chance to see their lives rearranged.
If they want to see me, I'm going to be at the bottom of the hills.
I'm going to be standing with my back against the valley walls.
I'm going to look up at all the cool kids standing in their running shoes
I'm going to walk away from all of them.

That's the last thing I can say about the future.
I don't really know much about what we're going to do when the days go by (as they're wasting)
I guess all I really know about where we're going to go is by looking at where we've been to.
And I'm still looking at you, and I'm always looking for you
Whenever I'm not, I'm looking for you.

The People

Not looking for reasons, not trying to understand
Not trying to catch your eye, not trying to touch your hand
Not trying to show you a part of me no one else can find
But I will bring a song to you, who will buy my time?

The people get philosophical and say there is no future
I am trying to tear myself away from your eyes
The people get philosophical and say there is no future
Nothing is as blinding as your eyes

Not watching the seasons, watching days flow by
No quenchless autumn breezes, late tomorrow skies
Are you frightened by the moment? i softly lie
Where i thought i would always be, i let myself get by

The people
Get by

Not looking for an ending to make the pieces fit
Need is always pending on how much you can get

Get by you now
Get on you now

Under The Milky Way

(The Church cover / The Time Is Now! LP)

Sometimes when this place gets kind of empty
The sound of the breath fades with the light
I think about the loveless fascination
Under the Milky Way tonight

Lower the curtain down on Memphis
Lower the curtain down on ?
I got no time for private consultation
Under the Milky Way tonight

Wish I knew what you were looking for
Might have known what you would find

And it's something quite peculiar
Something shimmering and white
Leads you here, despite the destination
Under the Milky Way tonight

Wish I knew what you were looking for
Might have known what you would find
Wish I knew what you were looking for
Might have known what you would find

And it's something quite peculiar
Something shimmering and white
Leads you here, despite the destination
Under the Milky Way tonight

Wish I knew what you were looking for
Might have known what you would find
Wish I knew what you were looking for
Might have known what you would find

Under the Milky Way tonight
Under the Milky Way tonight
Under the Milky Way tonight
Under the Milky Way tonight

Waves

( Fantasies EP)

Saw the water, not the waves
Caught your eye, forgot your name
Always leaving, either way
I want you to stop me

Episodes to fantasize
TV movie of our lives
The future is all mine
I'll find it on my way back

When I'm gone
I'll know what I've done
I'll go where I don't belong

It's all, not one
I love everything
No sleep
I lose everything
Oh, don't tell me again
I won't see you again

Not one
I love everything
No sleep
I lose everything
Oh, don't tell me again
I won't see you again

Saw the waves, but not the tide
I couldn't stay, I don't know why
A sailor married to the sea
My luck is a lost key

The door is locked from the inside
Don't wait around, I won't arrive
Keep a room somewhere for me
I'll find it on my way back

When I'm gone
I'll know what I've done
I'll go where I don't belong

It's all, not one
I love everything
No sleep
I lose everything
Oh, don't tell me again
I won't see you again

Not one
I love everything
No sleep
I lose everything
Oh, don't tell me again
I won't see you again

Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself

(Morrissey cover / Live on VH1's You Ought Know)

The sanest days are mad
Why don't you find out for yourself
Then you'll see the price very closely

Some men here
They have a special interest in your career
They wanna help you to grow
And then siphon all your dough

Why don't you find out for yourself
Then you'll see the glass
Hidden in the grass

You'll never believe me, so
Why don't you find out for yourself
Sick down to my heart
That's just the way it goes

Some men here
They know the full extent of your distress
They kneel and pray and they say
"Long may it last"

Why don't you find out for yourself
Then you'll see the glass
Hidden in the grass
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Bad scenes come and go
For which you must allow
Sick down to my heart
That's just the way it goes

Don't rake up my mistakes
I know exactly what they are
And what do you do
Well, you just sit there

I've been stabbed in the back
So many many times
I don't have any skin
But that's just the way it goes

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