Life Is Never...

It's not a God given right
To do what you want throughout your life
And if the public think you're shite
There is a chance, that they might just be right

It's not a God given right
To get where you want without a fight
But if the fight goes on too long
There is a chance, to fight might just be wrong

All alone with that hangdog look on your face
Missing home 'cause you can't keep up
With the real world and its real world pace

Life is art and art is song
And song is heart and right is never wrong
Life is art and art is song
And song is heart and life is never long
 


You're Not The Girl In This Song
 

Can I get a word in? 
I don't know where to begin
But you can iron your pride
And you can set the paranoia aside because

You're not the girl in this song
And if you think you are then you'd be wrong
No, you're not the one I despise
And if you say you are that would be lies...such lies

I see you're whining again
Like you're my only friend
Walking round like a star
Thinking you're more important than you actually are
Well ha ha, you know it's nice to belong
And frowning never seems to stop you singing along
But you're wrong, and if you keep going on
I'll have to put you in the next one

But you're not the girl in this song
And if you think you are then you'd be wrong
No, you're not the one I despise
And if you say you are that would be lies

And lies are bad, they drag me down and leave me sad
They tear me up inside
Liars, they're the one thing that I, just can't abide
I just can't abide...

I wouldn't do that to you would I?
I couldn't do that to you could I?


Kissy Kissy


On and on and on, we go on and on
Not even stopping for breathing
My only worry now, or nearly anyhow
Is what to do when you're leaving

Now we'll never be alone (no we'll never be alone)
Now we'll never be alone (no we'll never be alone)


Kissy kissy kissy kissy kissy
Kissy kissy kissy kissy kissy

Everything you say, everything you've heard
I'm hanging onto your every word
I don't care how trite you are, I'll say how right you are
And all our friends will think we're so absurd

One day our feet will hit the ground 
(But until then we're safe and sound)
One day our feet will hit the ground
(You'll hear them land for miles around)

Kissy kissy kissy kissy kissy
Kissy kissy kissy kissy kissy

But would you say if I was wrong?
Would you slate me in a song?
Would you cry if I was gone?
Would you diet for me?
Would you swap me for your friends?
Would you say this never ends?
This never ends...never, never 



Keyboard Warrior


Keyboard warrior, smartphone gangster
Enjoying the role you've found on the moral high ground
Well it's a long way down and your sneer won't save yer
From the cold hard ground of your snide behaviour

Free speech is brilliant until someone disagrees
You're so resilient, that you fall down crying on your knees
Oh please!

Keyboard warrior, the next world power
Spreading the hate you hide when you venture outside
Well it's a long way home but the truth will find you
And now you're on your own, you'd better look behind you

Free speech is brilliant until someone disagrees
You're so resilient, that you fall down crying on your knees
Oh please!

Are you all for a social media civil war?
Would you adore a social media civil war?


Rub It Off


Don't get me high on a notion
Don't make me feel emotion
Don't get me high on the notion that I might succeed

Don't get me high on a feeling
That I might just believe in
Don't get me high on the feeling that I might be free

And when the deed is done, it won't matter to anyone
And when the deed is done, you'll see
Then rub it off on me

Don't let me dream all alone now
I've got to get there somehow
Don't let me dream all alone now, you're a hardy breed

Yeh you're as hard as they come now
We've only just begun now
Yeh you're as hard as they come now, rub it off on me

And when the deal is done, it won't matter to anyone
And when the deal is done, you'll see
Then rub it off on me, oh rub it off on me

Well if it's wrong or if it's right
You never seem to sleep at night
Well it's free to believe
So when you finally see
Rub it off, rub it off on me

And if you find it, would you mind if if I had a little please?
And if you find it, I wouldn't mind if I had a little please.


Note To Self


I wondered when you'd show, and stick your oar in
You're still the you I used to know, just a bit more boring

I met a friend we shared, for half a summer
She said she hadn't cared, when you changed your number but

She wasn't very happy when I said it was over now
She wasn't very happy when I said you were older
And that all your bright ideas
Had led to nothing through the years

So I told her you'd retired, to watch the telly
And how there wasn't any fire, left in your belly but

She wasn't very happy when I said it was over now
She wasn't very happy when I said you were older and
I had to save me from yourself...



Loretta
 

My hairdresser's called Loretta, she owns an angry heart
I'm awfully glad I met her but I wouldn't want to see her start
She owns a fat Lambretta and an even fatter arse
I'm awfully glad I met her but I wouldn't want to break that heart

She asks "is that alright?" 
And just to be polite
I can't tell her it looks like shite
I just do it myself again tonight

Because she's big enough to bounce me off the wall
And that would not be all
And she's hard enough to have me in a brawl
And that would not be all

I never feel the need to tip her, but she bears me no ill
She's always pretty chipper, but it's probably just the happy pills
She likes to talk for hours about the deeds that she has done
Then she'll show you a picture saying "here's what you could've won"

I sit at home at night
Beneath the mirrored light
Wondering if one day might
Loretta actually get it right?

Because she's big enough to bounce me off the wall
And that would not be all
And she's hard enough to have me in a brawl
And that would not be all

It pays you plenty to know your wrong from right
You must be nice, you've got to be nice
Her cupboard's empty, but I won't pay the price
She's gonna bite, she's building up an appetite
She'll bite, she's building up an appetite

Because she's big enough to bounce me down the hall
And that would not be all
And she's hard enough to have me in a brawl
And that would not be all...


Somebody Love Me
 

Self pitying clown, schlepping round the provincial town
Fifty seven with five chins, and nobody wins
You're spilling out of your chair, there's a bigger one over there
Oh save me, save me from the laissez-faire

Tell me tales of your youth, then start again and try to tell the truth
Never hugged as a kid, and now you're doing all you never did
Spilling onto the stage, with a tablespoon full of rage
Oh save me, save me from the lion's cage

You split your seam when you screamed "Somebody love me!"
Is it all a bad dream? "Somebody love me!"
I wasn't aware, it was anyone's job to care
Oh save me, save me from the laissez-faire

Throw me a line, throw me a line
Throw me a line and I'll tear it apart
Throw me a line, it doesn't have to be mine
And then I'll break a million hearts

You split your seam when you screamed "Oh no, somebody love me!"
Is it all a bad dream? "Oh no, somebody love me!"
I wasn't aware, it was anyone's job to care
Oh save me, come on and save me, come on and save me
From the laissez-faire


When You Borrowed My Light


Ah you're breaking my heart, are you breaking my heart?
Well you're cruel and you're mean and you're tearing my scene apart

Well you're looking so good, when you're prowling the 'hood
Ah your smile really blows my mind and it boils my blood

I said you were brazen, you said you were shy
I said "Isn't that amazing?"
You said I could say goodbye

But you're breaking my heart
And when you borrowed my light you returned it and it was dark
(Oh-oh)

I said you were brazen, you said you were shy
I said "Isn't that amazing?"
You said I could say goodbye

But you're breaking my heart
And when you borrowed my light you returned it and it was dark

My poor half empty, aching plenty heart


Whatever Somehow


On a walk through the clay glade, we said we'd never be gone
On a carpet of car park, we'd lark too weak to be strong
I hear you wondering and I see why
I hear you wondering and I see why you might

"It's a lovely day" we'd say, "Let's get bored by it all"
Beneath a ceiling of wide sky, we'd lie too short to be tall
Now watch the world as it stumbles by
Now you're in my world and my world can't decide

Was it the big plans by the beer light
Where the dark stands in a clear light
And whatever somehow, ever somehow?
Life in the back seat
Where your dreams melt on the warm street
And whatever somehow, ever somehow? 

(Life can be over before it's begun you know)



Endsong

Life has filled you with despair 
And taught you not to care about tomorrow
And life has led you to believe
There's nothing up your sleeve apart from sorrow

But it's not what you've got, it's how you lose it
And it's not where you've been, it's where you've gone
And it's not what you want, but how you choose it
That's how a hard earned love is won

Life has caught you on the wrong day
Rubbed you up the wrong way, dragged you under
And life has torn you from the bright lights
Stolen all your fight and sense of wonder

But it's not what you've got, it's how you lose it
And it's not where you've been, it's where you've gone
And it's not what you want, but how you choose it
That's how a hard earned love is won

And though these hard times bit you on the ass
These times will never last, these times were made to pass
And when those good days roll around the bend
They'll hold you like a friend, they'll find you in the end

I never told you what I meant to say
I never told you, does it matter anyway?



You Can't Buy That 


Slim and shady, only half a whole
Bearded lady, with the bearded soul
Fake tan's staining, so you can't wear white
Tears keep raining, 'cause you know you're never ever gonna get it right

And ooh, you'll never be cool
Ooh, you'll never be cool
Ooh, you'll never be cool
'Cause you can't buy that...

High heel feeling, really laid on thick
Hit that ceiling, with your selfie stick
Stick that vi
sa on your Visa card
You don't see reason, when you know you're only ever gonna try too hard

And ooh, you'll never be cool
Ooh, you'll never be cool
Ooh, you'll never be cool
'Cause you can't buy that...

You feel your past and your future slipping away
Another one of those days
Another one of those days...

Slim and shady, only half a whole
Jaded lady, with the jaded soul
There ain't no refund on the life you chose
The freak you've become...
Well is it nose spiting face or is it face spiting nose?

And ooh, you'll never be cool
Ooh, you'll never be cool
Ooh, you'll never be cool
'Cause you can't buy that
No you can't buy that, oh you can't buy that
No you can't buy...



Celebrate Your Fate

Do something wrong, just for a change
Do something strong and watch your world rearrange
Do something sly, do something wry
And when the karma zaps you down from the sky

Then celebrate your fate, then celebrate your fate

Do something right, for once in your life
Do something whiter than whiter than white
Do something grand, something unplanned
And when the angels take you out by the hand

Then celebrate your fate, then celebrate your fate

I tell a lie, I tell a lie 
I wonder why I never made it real
I wonder why, I wonder why
You never cry when I tell you how I feel
So tell me what's the deal?

Then celebrate your fate, then celebrate your fate
Then celebrate your pitiful state, then celebrate your fate




If I Can't Have You, Nobody Else Can

You say it's you it's not me, it's not meant to be
And well you're off leaving 'cause you've got to be free 
Well if you're leaving it's true, I'm coming too
And I'll be right behind you watching everything you do

'Cause if I can't have you, nobody else can...

Read 'em and weep, you're in at the deep
You know I don't feel normal unless I've had no sleep
But when I've had no sleep, I don't know why
But my mind gets devious and double sly 

'Cause if I can't have you nobody else can...

I think I saw you in the street last week
When I followed you round and you refused to speak,
I think I saw you at the traffic lights
When I pulled alongside you seven times last night,
I think I saw when you were working late
And when I popped up in the middle of your dinner date,
I think I saw when you were all alone
But you weren't all alone because I followed you home,
I think I saw when you were going out
'Cause I was hiding in the bushes outside your house,
I think I saw you, I think I saw you, I think I saw you
Oh no, it wasn't you...



A Fine Line

It's a fine line between laughter and tears
A fine line between laughter and tears
It's a fine line between hopes and fears
A fine line between good and bad ideas

A fine line between love and hate
A fine line between love and hate
Between the big wide world and the garden gate
Having a wobble and playing it straight 

You, you ought to know
It's only love that's gonna help you grow

It's a fine line between you and I
A fine line between you and I
Between the times we tried and forgot to try
Saying hello but really meaning goodbye

A fine line between sinner and saint
A fine line between sinner and saint
Well is you is or is you ain't
As interesting as drying paint now

You, you ought to know
It's only love that's gonna help you grow

'When will it ever change?' you said
Well change can only happen in your head

It's a fine line between laughter and tears
A fine line between laughter and tears
It's a fine line between weeks and years
A fine line between good and bad ideas

Well wouldn't it be nice, if we took our own advice?



The Reason Why


Well everyone can be sacred and everyone can be sly
And that's why, that's why, that's why
Everybody's the truth and, everybody's a lie
And that's why, that's why, that's why

I only do what I am able, I'm only able when I try
But with my feet under your table, I'm able to fly
And that's the reason why

Everybody's the spider and everybody's the fly
And that's why, that's why, that's why
Everyone's got a liver, and everybody will die
And that's why, that's why, that's why

I only do what I am able, I'm only able when I try
But with my feet under your table, I'm able to fly
At least I think that's why

I said I'd meet you in the middle eight
But I was lying, so you'll have to wait
And anybody worth their weight is worth waiting for

So shine your light on me...



Give It To Someone

You can get through life, missing something
And you can get through life, wishing it all away
And you can play it dumb, or you can get it on
And give it to someone

And you can get through life, missing someone
You can get through life, wishing they'd always stayed
And you can play it dumb, or you can get it on
And give it to someone

Don't be a stranger, to the ones you love
And don't believe 'em when they tell you it was written in the stars above
Just scrub it out and then, write it out again
Now that would be something

So you can get through life, missing something
And you can get through life, wishing it all away
And you can play it dumb, or you can get it on
And give it to someone


#RIPCELEBRITY 


On social media, when somebody dies
Everybody wants to be the first one to sympathise
#RIPCELEBRITY

On social media, when somebody's passed
Everybody wants to be the first one to kiss their ass
#RIPCELEBRITY

And it's alright if it's a Sinatra
But not the bass player for Rene & Renata
Or a bloke who knew the fella out of Carter...
The Unstoppable Sex Machine

And still it all might start to unravel
Just like everyone regretted Jimmy Savile
And there's a name that probably won't travel
Which is a reason itself it seems

So #RIPCELEBRITY...


Falling Out With Your Friend's Girl

Falling out with your friend's girl
Falling out with your friend's girl is easy
Falling out with your friend's girl
Falling out with your friend's girl is easy
'Cause everyone knows, that girls are psychos

Falling out with your friend's guy
Falling out with your friend's guy is easy
Falling out with your friend's guy
Falling out with your friend's guy is easy
Because the thing about guys is that they're riddled with lies

I could tell you everything I know, but I don't know nothing
I could tell you everything I know 'cause I do know one thing

Falling out with your friend's Ma
Falling out with your friend's Ma is easy
And falling out with your friend's Pa
Falling out with your friend's Pa is easy
Because whatever friends do, they like to blame it on you...



Something In The Way You Sigh


I think I might've frayed your temper once again and I can't remember why
But there's something in the way that you sigh, something in the way you sigh

We didn't really fight and both of us are right, I know I didn't make you cry
But something in the way that you sigh, something in the way you sigh

So tell me when, and I can leave
But until then, I'll still believe
And it'll be the same old, same old used to be
Me bugging you, you tolerating back at me

I think you've reached the end of your tether once again, I think I must've fallen foul
There's something in the way that you scowl, something in the way that you scowl

But you don't wanna talk and I don't wanna walk, I'm never throwing in the towel
But something in the way that you scowl, something in the way that you scowl

So tell me when, and I can leave
But until then, I'll still believe
And it'll be the same old, same old used to be
Me bugging you, you tolerating back at me

And though my thoughts are pixellated, they sometimes show their face
It's no good sitting round frustrated, the world won't slow its pace

So tell me when, and I can leave
But until then, I'll still believe
And it'll be the same old, same old used to be
Me bugging you, you tolerating back at me




Feel Like Falling In Love?

I see you like the things I like, I see you hate the things I hate
You'd better get me on your side before it's much too late
You know I'll only drag you down, but I can drag you down in style
I'll never make you feel too good, but I can make it last for a while

Could it be, that you feel like following me down?
Could it be, that you feel like falling in love?
Could it be, that you feel like following me around?
Could it be, that you feel like falling in love?

I've seen the light and I've seen the dark and I can see what's inbetween
But I can never see if you can see just what I mean
I'll never take you nowhere, you aint never been before
I'm living in and I'm looking out since my luck ran out of the door

Could it be, that you feel like following me down?
Could it be, that you feel like falling in love?
Could it be, that you feel like following me around?
Could it be, that you feel like falling in love?

I'll run at the first sign of trouble, that'll be me quick march on the double

 

Fry You In My Mind 

You've been playing with my life for much too long
You're not too gallant, and the balance is wrong
My head's on fire, but the pleasure's all mine
'Cause I'm finding time to fry you in my mind

I've been plotting your downfall in the middle of the night
It may never happen, but then again it might
And that's the beauty in a beast of this kind
'Cause I'm finding time to fry you in my mind

And now you've made the sun go down upon my day for one last time
And now you've made your bed you're gonna lie there lonely
'Cause someone's got it in for you, someone's got it in for you

You've been fobbing me off now for a thousand and one years
You might get my weakness, but you won't find my fears
My eyes pop out to watch my temperature climb
'Cause I'm finding time to fry you in my mind



You Never Really Know 'Til You Know


I was unforgiving, trying to scrape a living
Pitching out a plan to plot
You were quite the winner, bitching like a sinner
Boasting about the lot you got

Hey down below, you know you never really know 'til you know
Hey down below, well you never really know 'til you know 

You were well respected, damaged and affected
Dreaming of the other side
Always convalescing, searching for a blessing
Couldn't make it if you tried

Hey down below, you know you never really know 'til you know
Hey down below, well you never really know 'til you know

I've seen the light come streaming in and it's brighter than it was before
I've never liked the song it sings, so I let it out of my back door
I saw the wise man shuffling by, and he told me I should cut and run
I never asked the reason why, 'cause he asked me not to spoil his fun

Hey down below, you know you never really know 'til you know
Hey down below, well you never really know 'til you know


Flee And Be Free

So I've been told, you'll never grow old
Or only as old as you're supposed to do
So while you're around, I find myself bound
to borrow as much as I can from you
If you find a new way, you really must say
I'll step out alone and be damned
Leave you to sleep, and prowling the streets
I'll find another home for all the permanence we planned


Back in the day, you used to say
We're only as old as we want to be
That was a lie, we're all gonna die
And the older we get it's more likely
Fortunately, you know it's not me
Who lives with their head in the sand
That's down to you, so all I can do
Is sing a little more until you finally understand

That when your phone stops ringing and nobody's singing 
all the songs that you tore from your soul
And when the road stops weaving, and everyone's leaving 
and your heart's not in it at all

And when the rats come running, the summer's stopped sunning
left your dreams spark out on the floor
Well there's a new life waiting, where nobody's hating
on the other side of the door

So flee and be free...


Midnight My Time

Mid mid morning, mid mid May
That sun keeps saying it's another day
Well that's fine, it's midnight my time

Don't want the day upsetting the night,
Won't get the message like I thought it might
Well that's fine, it's midnight my time

Too many people taking the bait
Too many people thinking it's too late
Well that's fine, it's midnight my time...


Time Flies

Time flies when you're feeling despised, I'm only joking
It drags like a slag...a slag who's smoking
And time's slow when you're winning you know, of course I'm lying
It flies like a bird...a bird that's flying

I swear I never knew you were there 'til you'd gone
And if you think you've found a meaning in this then you're wrong
Yes you're wrong, yes you're wrong...I'm having you on

You said I was wrong in the head, then claimed you never
it's not very big...and it's not clever
Your tongue is remarkably long, and unrepenting
It's not very clean...it's unrelenting

I swear I never knew you were there 'til you'd gone
And if you think you've found a meaning in this then you're wrong
Yes you're wrong, yes you're wrong...I'm having you on

So why would you leave me in the fire?
And why would you bleed me of desire?

 

Self Help

When your phone stops ringing, and you're wondering what the hell you did
When your swing just won't get swinging & you're feeling like the Comedown Kid
When your world stops spinning in the direction that you thought it might...
Sing it, 'It's gonna be alright'...

When the thrills stop thrilling, and you're wondering if you'll ever learn
Wiley eyes in the corner willing you to bungle it at every turn
When you can't stop looking, though you know it's not a pretty sight
Sing it, 'It's gonna be alright'...

Somebody mentioned it the other day
They're gonna come and take my dreams away
Well if they do I'll only dream another anyway
Dreaming I can do all day

So when your phone stops ringing, and you're wondering where your friends are hid
When your bling just won't get blinging & your bad's about to be outbid
When your world stops spinning in the direction that you thought it might

Sing it, 'It's gonna be alright'...

 

Overheating

My head is overheating with the, the fear of protocol
My thoughts don't bear repeating, so I just don't think of them at all
My life don't have no meaning 'less I'm kicking against a wall
My thoughts don't bear repeating, so I just don't think of them at all

By the by, I love it when you lie, to make you feel better about yourself
Downing tools, you tell me love's for fools
But I won't hear a word you say, 'cause fools don't listen anyway

My friends can't bear the bleeding so I don't know which one to call
They're all so indiscreeting probably won't call anyone at all

I love it when you tell me you never meant it from the start
I love it when you tell me I'm all heart

My mind is overheating with the, the fear of protocol
My thoughts don't bear repeating so I just don't think of them at all
My friends can't bear the bleeding so i don't know which one to call
They're all so indiscreeting probably won't call anyone at all...

 

Don't Say Nothing

Somebody's trying to sell my soul for me and properly profit from my plight
While I'm busy trying to drown my sorrows 'cause they're keeping me awake at night
Oh my they wanna bleed me dry but since bleeding leaves me sore
I keep my hands in my pockets and don't pay nothing at the door...

I'm still reeling from the fire I was feeling, but like I said before
I keep my nails in my coffin and don't pay nothing at the door.

Somebody's trying to steal my thunder, well as much as that I understand
Somebody's trying to drag me under down with every plan I ever planned
Oh my they're trying to bleed me dry but since bleeding leaves me raw
I keep my hands in my pockets & don't pay nothing at the door.

Don't you know it's a sin, I don't know where to begin, I don't know where to begin,
I'll either sink or swim, well that's my reckoning...

I'm still reeling from the fire I was feeling and like I said before
I keep my nails in my coffin and don't say nothing,
Still heaving from the life I was leaving, I never asked for more
I keep my nails in my coffin and don't pay nothing at the door...

 

Underneath The City Lights

Underneath those city lights I'm gonna dream about you every night
And inbetween those city dreams I'm gonna find out just what lonely means
But I wasn't made to be, holed up in the country
And I wasn't made for sitting still, I never could and I never will...I never will

Underneath those city stars I'm gonna find out just what troubles are
And underneath that city sun I'm gonna find my luck's gone on the run
But I wasn't made to be, holed up somewhere quietly
And I wasn't made for sitting still I never could and I never will...I never will

And if you wait for me you know I'll be back presently, just like I've never been away
And if you stick around I'll come back here and buy this town...I'll buy you coffee anyway whoa la la la la

Underneath those city lights I'm gonna dream about you every night
And inbetween those city dreams I'm gonna find out just what lonely means
But I wasn't made to be, holed up somewhere comfortably
And I wasn't made for sitting still, I never could and I never will, I never will, oh I never will no, I never will...Well I never.

 

When Edie Decides 

I wake up when Edie decides
I wake up when Edie decides it's the morning, it's the morning
I wake up when Edie arrives
I wake up when Edie arrives without warning
At six o'clock in the morning
Her idea aint necessarily mine
About what constitutes a reasonable time...for the morning

I'll never worry about the time you keep
I'll dream about you when I get to sleep
And when I hear you in the morning new
I'll never scold you for the things you do

 

John, You Always Get The Fit One

'I don't think much of yours,' you said and you pointed to the one with the teeth
The one who looks a bit like Keith Richards
I said 'you know that's not fair, I wanted the one with the hair,
The one who looks a bit like Cher in leather wear'...
For once I plead, let it be me, for once I pray, get out the way John, get out the way because

John, you always get the fit one and leave me with the dregs, the death on two legs
And John, I always get the shit one, you leave me with the dregs, the death on two legs.

A lesson learned over time, I learnt that your interests were never in mine
I had to draw the line, somewhere
And so I left you to lay, on the path where the swingers and mingers play
The one that only leads the way to nowhere
For once I'd plead, let it be me, for once I'd pray,
Get out the way John, get out the way because

John, you'd always get the fit one and leave me with the dregs, the death on two legs
And John, I'd always get the shit one, you'd leave me with the dregs, the death on two legs...

But then something changed John, and changed forever
Cause since you've gone, I don't know whether you know that

John, I always get the fit one, I've left you with the dregs, the death on two legs
And John, you always get the shit one, I've left you with the dregs, the death on two legs
And this is the life you know...

 

The Lonely Way

Sun blind for the time we were on the scene, what a scene
And the chills climb, down your spine for what might've been, might'be been
And it's too bad, but she wasn't born sad, no she wasn't born sad
Be glad for the moments you had, for the moments you had

False starts, broken hearts and a ton of lies, ton of lies
And some dreams can be mean once you close your eyes, close your eyes
And it's too bad, but she wasn't born sad, no she wasn't born sad
Be glad for the moments you had, for the moments you had

All alone at night when the sun goes down and there's nobody listening
All alone at night when there's somebody missing...

Perhaps that's, perhaps that's the only way?

 

Like Ronnie Said To Phil

I was walking backwards through a bashful summer breeze
She was dragging me back from somewhere I should not be
The world was in slow motion, then it slowed to slower still
I said 'you'd better not leave me honey'
She said 'I won't until I will...'

It isn't wrong, it isn't right, there isn't anybody leaving here tonight
It isn't dark, it isn't light, there isn't anybody leaving here tonight

I was dreaming of Jeannie on the other side of town
She said life was coming up roses and death was going down
But Jeannie dreams in colour and mine are black and white
I said 'it doesn't really matter Jeannie'
She said 'it matters to me alright...'

It isn't wrong, it isn't right, there isn't anybody leaving here tonight
It isn't dark, it isn't light, there isn't anybody leaving here tonight

And I was sitting 'round singing like a good boy ought to do
And you were sitting 'round thinking thoughts that don't become a girl like you

And they were sitting quietly, they were quietly sitting still
I said 'I thought I'd got rid of you,' just like Ronnie said to Phil
But Phil he wears a hairpiece and my hair is all my own
And his house is an empty house, while mine is just an empty home...

It isn't wrong, it isn't right, there isn't anybody leaving here tonight
It isn't dark, it sure aint light, there isn't anybody leaving here tonight.

 

Write Your Own History

If life's for living on a ball and chain
I'd like a nibble on it now and again
I'll take the money if it's all the same
It's never been a mystery
I'll swan it up and then I'll play it down
And chase indifference all over town
And spread a little bit a long way round
When I write my own history

And the world rolls on...and the world rolls on
Destination undefined, depending on your state of mind

The end of autumn to the start of fall
You want for nothing but you need it all
And no-one ever seems to take your call
Until you write your own history

And the world rolls on...and the world rolls on
Getting it on, getting it on, come on

So if we ever get to pay the rent
I'll lay it on about the blood we spent
I'll let you know just how the future went
When I write my own history...

 

Calamity

You said good looks were hard to find
And I aint had no luck with mine
And you were ready to depart
And set calamity in my heart

I should've known a mind like yours
That opens wounds and closes doors
Would disappoint me from the start
And set calamity in my heart

Ah calamity, ah calamity, ah calamity in my heart
Ah calamity, ah calamity, ah calamity, we're apart

Nine lives are not enough for some
But I feel quite at home with one
Cause time moves slow and the days are dark
When there's calamity in your heart

Now and then I like to sit in my house, lay my dreams on the floor and stick my head in the clouds, as long as time allows

Now and then I like to bury my mind beneath a mountain of gloom to make it harder to find,
as long as I'm inclined, well I don't mind...

 

15 Minutes

Now everybody's a genius, and everybody's a star
And everybody thinks that everybody thinks they're great you know
But no-one even knows who they are

And now the cream's at the bottom, the opposite at the top
It's the people shouting loudest that stand above the crowd
The people no-one can be bothered to stop

You only love me when you want something from me
That's when you call me out the blue
You only love me when you want something from me it's true
You do, don't you?

I think I'll buy me a rucksack, I think I'll buy me a dog
And I'll move to somewhere (speedy) where no-one's ever needy
And no-one's ever wanting for love...


Leech

You're a leech, you're a leech, never out of my reach
Darling you're a leech...clinging to my heart.
You're a swine, you're a swine, by my side all the time
Darling you're a swine...clinging to my heart.

And you know it aint no fun, you always catch me when I run, you know my ego weighs a ton, it's still not enough to spur me on.
And you know it aint no lie, you always find me when I fly, you've got me clinging to the sky, I'm hanging on for dearest life.

You're so sly, you're so sly, with that look in your eye, twitching all the time...staring me apart.

And you know it aint no fun, you always catch me when I run, you know my ego weighs a ton, it's still not enough to spur me on.
And you know it aint no lie, you always find me when I fly, you've got me clinging to the sky, I'm hanging on for dearest life.

Tongue tied, don't be shy, I can see you whispering from the corner of my eye
And tongue tied, don't be shy, I can hear you screaming through the sniggers and the sighs
And tongue tied, don't be shy, you can come and find me when you think you might be ready to run...
Tell me then I'll take you on,
Let you know when I have begun,
And pat you on the back when I've won,
Finish you when I am done,
And then you'll wish you hadn't come

You're a leech, you're a leech, never out of my reach
Darling you're a leech...clinging to my heart.

 

Sunk Soul Song

Everything is heavenly, a middle class suburban dream
Where everybody's nobody & everything is inbetween and just to set the scene...
Nothing happens every day & nothing matters anyway

Kill the lights, come on, come on
and when the day gets back you know we'll kill it as well some,
In the middle of a life gone wrong
In a kitchen sinker, singing the sunk soul song

Where everything is actual & nobody is left behind
And life is looking back until it's far enough away to find and just to pass the time...
Nothing happens every day & nothing matters anyway

Kill the lights, come on, come on
and when the day gets back you know we'll kill it as well some,
In the middle of a life gone wrong
In a kitchen sinker, singing the sunk soul song

I could've been somebody, been someone
I could've been somebody, anyone
And hoping that you got my letter
Close your eyes and dream it better
For age is old and youth is younger
But both are bound to drag you under...

 

Ian's Got A Complex

Ian's got a complex, oh oh Ian's got a complex
Ian's got a complex, I don't know if you know
'Cause when you cannot do for yourself
You've got to live it through somebody else
That's why Ian's got a complex, I don't know if you know
And in the middle of the night, when you're lying round feeling alright, think of Ian with his complex,
that'll make you so low.

Ian's got his problems, well I'd love to help him solve 'em
Ian's got his problems, I don't know if you know
'Cause when you have no love in your heart
You try to tear other people apart
That's why Ian's got his problems, I don't know if you know
And in the middle of the night, when you're lying there feeling alright, think of Ian with his complex,
that'll make you so low.

But Ian don't feel so bad
You're the best friend called Ian that I've ever had
You sometimes remind me a little bit of my dad

And Ian, you're a lovely human being
Whatever other people see in you, I know that you're not that bad...

 

No Personality

The chances of you and I getting on are a million to one
The chances that you and I get along, they're a million to one
It's not your fault, you've got no personality
No personality can't be much fun
It's not your fault you've got no personality
You were born without one and just...
Carried it on

The chances of you and I getting by are two million to two
The chances of you and I getting by would be high without you
It's not your fault, you've got no personality
No personality don't make you wrong
It can't be helped you've got no personality
You were born without one and just...
Carried it on

And every day I take stock and say "Wahay!"
And I thank God I'm not your mum
How could I be loud and proud and brag about you
When the only thing you've done is nothing with no-one?

The chances of you and I getting on are a million to one
The chances that you and I get along are a million to one...
Two-one... 



Comb Over (My Love)

Comb over, comb over, comb over my love
You know I still want you, just not quite enough
My love's thinning, but you'll never know, unless you look from above
Once you comb over, comb over, comb over my love

 

The World's Falling Out Of Place

Today has got in the way, I'm not getting out of bed
The good life is all very nice, but keeps messing with my head
I'm sick and tired...and I can't stand the pace
Oh my, I'm lower than high, the world's falling out of place

You are my mirror, and I don't like your face
Sometimes, you're better off blind, the world's falling out of place



Stretch My Legs And Wander

I get bored, with the woman singing opera next door
She's all over me, like a musical disease
I get tired, every time she feels inspired
It's not good for me, when she's singing out of key

Gonna have to stretch my legs and wander
Gonna have to leave it all behind
Gonna have to stretch my legs and wander
I don't mind...

I get down, when freaky people follow me around
They're all onto me, I 've got nowhere safe to be
I see red, and even if they're only in my head
They're as real to me, as the snarling briny sea

Gonna have to stretch my legs and wander
Gonna have to leave it all behind
Gonna have to stretch my legs and wander
I don't mind...

Sometimes it's nice to be alone, especially if you're just pretending
It's nice to be alone
Sometimes it's nice to be alone, as long as it's not never ending
It's nice to be alone...

Gonna have to stretch my legs and wander
Gonna have to leave it all behind
Think I'd better stretch my legs and wander
I don't mind...



I'm Not Really Bothered Anymore

I could write a song that means nothing much to you
I could lay awake about losing touch with you
But I'm not really bothered anymore

You can write me letters and I'll reply to you
You'll pretend you're friendly and I can lie to you
'Cause I'm not really bothered anymore 

And if I live to be a hundred and one, which I probably won't
(because the world's insane, it's going off again)
Maybe, maybe...

I can make a list and put you on top of it
Swap the list around and then cross you off of it
'Cause I'm not really bothered anymore



In The Mirror

Biding my time, weaving line after line
With the light on to see if, this life's even mine
Is this life even mine?

And beginning to crave, for the promise they made
The one where we ran until the future began
Until the future began.

The last time I looked (in the mirror) to see
The last thing I saw (in the mirror) was me
The last time you locked your door
Or was it the time before?


All lyrics by Tim Mullineaux.