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How Do You Live

I saw the one-eyed raven, hanging on a tree and as the blood ran down he smiled at me,
and as the blood ran down I heard him cry, ‘Oh what a pleasant spot to die’

How do you live, how do you live, how do you live so carelessly?

I saw the one-eyed raven hanging on a branch, and as the blood ran down he took his chance
and as the blood ran down he took my eye, oh what a pleasant spot to die

How do you live, how do you live, how do you live so carelessly?

Beyond The Blonde

Do you wanna tell me how it feels to be the moth drawn to the flame? Do you wanna tell me how it feels when you find out they’re all the same?

It doesn’t matter to you so it doesn’t matter to me and it doesn’t matter to them, I hide myself away
It doesn’t matter to you so it doesn’t matter to me and it doesn’t matter to them I hurt myself today

I’ve been a victim of a thousand faces, look what they’ve done to me
I’ve been the victim of a tidal wave of human misery

And I don’t care what they see beyond the blonde

Paris

‘Pack your bags before I change my mind’
– did you feel the hope in the grip of my left hand?
You never did come see this house of mine.
The heavens crashed  on down and overflowed the Seine

Last time we met we found a way to hold five years up to the light.
Do you remember how you left me with a shadow hanging down? Do you remember how you left me with a shadow on that Paris afternoon in the rain?

I take you down before I change my mind. I’m so tired of waiting for that change. You always had your ways,
the way you made the portrait painter smile, his shadows dance over my eyes.
You always had your place.

Last time we met we found a way to hold five years up to the light.
I won’t forget those diamond days, and sweat of bodies in the night. Do you remember how you left me with a shadow on that Paris afternoon in the rain?

Knock Knock

Lois knocking at the open door, she don’t hear you
All your knocking, all your helpless crying won’t do anything at all

I said, baby I don’t hear you
baby I’m not here any more
though my body’s near you,
baby I don’t breathe any more

Lois scratching at the empty stair, she don’t hear you
All that scratching, all your helpless crying, won’t do anything at all
And I know you want me here love, but I’m gone, I’m not coming back any more

I said, baby I can’t hear you
baby I’m not here any more
though my body’s near you,
baby I don’t breathe

I Run To You

As darkness falls I sit, alone, and quiet my mind
As darkness falls I sit, alone, and quiet my mind

But still I run to you

As darkness falls I sit and hold you close to me
As darkness falls I sit and hold you close to me

But still I run to you

And still I run to you

Out Of Control

Don’t get too excited, don’t get involved
Don’t get excited about someone you don’t know
Don’t get excited, when you feel like hanging on, let go

Cos it is out of your control

Get excited, get involved
Get excited, out of control
Get excited about someone you don’t know
Get excited, when you feel like hanging on, let go

Cos it is out of your control

Get excited, play that game
Get excited, never explain
Take your clothes off and run naked in the rain
You can’t have pleasure if you never feel the pain

Out of control, yes it is out of your control

Insecurity’s a defamation of the great impossible
Electricity’s an explanation for the most infallible
Even chemistry’s a supposition when the day of judgement’s near
Even history’s a grim prediction of everything I fear

Out of control

Gluttony

I see it through a haze, how you behave, this much is true
I fade, I’m zoning out, when you’re inside of me I’m not in the room
And it burns and it hurts till I just can’t do it

Feed that poor little girl in the mirror, feel her fear, feel her doubt
Feed the fire that makes her a winner,
Feed it, feel it, stick it out

I know I’m sending you out of control, that much is clear
I promise not to tell, cos when I’m crying out they never hear
and you’re screaming at me till I just can’t do it

And I’m surrounded by such pretty things, shining like a broken star
And inside you say I’m glistening
Here’s the shard that pierced my heart
I stick it out.

Feed it, feel it, stick it out

 

Simple

When I think about all the time we ever shared, it was so simple, so easy
When I think about the time I never cared, it was so simple, so easy

And now I speak to you and all I feel is blank
And when I call you cannot reach me
And when I look at you a knife is in your hands, what’s going on?

There’s no way to feel your pain so I can understand
There’s no way to watch you bleed and wait with empty hands – just let it go, find a reason not to leave, take command!
Letting go would be so easy.

When I think about all the songs we ever heard, they were so simple, so easy
You write to me, you use those very words, ‘it’s simply not easy’

And now I sing to you but all you hear is black, and when you call you cannot reach me
And then I see you use the knife that’s in your hands, what’s going on?

And I just seem to blame myself
I feel the need to blame myself
I feel the need to blame myself, can’t find a way to carry on

 

Low

Tried my best to make a happy day, tried to lift me from the low
but I go up and then I know up is inside, outside and now it’s down again
I see nowhere else to be, nowhere I can flee, nowhere I can go

Except low, low, low, solo I go so I’ll sing all my troubles away,
Sing it away, oh I’ll sing all my troubles away

 

Cos there’s no matter where I go, matter what I know, matter what I said
There’s no matter what I do, there ain’t no new thoughts inside my head

Let me go so low, let me go solo, I’ll sing all my troubles away.

 

Leave Me

Today it’s just an hour,
Today you’re not so strong.
Today, I watch you breathe.
Today, not for so long.

Leave me,
you’re going to leave me.
It’s not too hard,
it’s not too tough,
it’s not too long.

Today, for just an hour, to bring back those happy times again
Today, we were all in there beside you like the old days,
we’ll be there till the end.

Leave me,
you’re going to leave me.

Leave me.

It’s not too hard,
it’s not too tough,
it’s not too long

 

Waves

Tell me when it’s hurting, gonna show you how to make it work for you
Tell me what you’re facing, gonna show you where the waves are breaking too

When they tear you down, when they throw you out, gonna show you where the sun is shining
Gonna tell you now what it’s all about
Gonna take you where the waves are breaking too
Gonna take you where the waves are breaking

Don’t care what they’re saying when I’m staring at the sun and sea and sky
Let’s share the amazing, kiss all that other shit goodbye

And when you’re wiping out, lost the timing, gonna show you where the sun is shining
Gonna tell you now what it’s all about,
gonna take you where the waves are breaking too

No Other Place To Fall

Say you mean it, say it’s not a show
Say you believe it so I don’t have to go
I shouldn’t have to wonder, I shouldn’t be alone here

Until you see me, time is my tattoo.
It’s so easy to believe in you
Write it on the water and strike it on the stony ground

I shouldn’t have to wonder, I shouldn’t have to try
So why is it we wander around when we can fly?

I’ll take you away, so let it go,
You’ll never be alone when there’s no other place to fall.

If love’s a candle, I’m its brightest hour
If love’s a language, I’m its Babel tower
I’m wanting you to know me, I’m asking you to show me

This is inside, this is what I do
This is outside all I think of you
Wrap me in a bubble, and take me on the sky way down

You float me like a bauble and blow me on the breeze
And prick me like a princess so I’ll be on my knees

I’ll take you away, so let it go
You’ll never be ashamed there’s no other place to fall

They say there’s no other place to fall

 

Pistol Dance

I took a trip upon a ship to sail upon the sea
And when I saw you on the shore I swept you up with me
And if the waves should smother you I’ll bury you with me

And turtles they will hover there and seagulls with their weed
They’ll watch the water cover you and never let you leave

It simply doesn’t matter who or where you want to be
I’ll bury you in Bridgetown, I’ll bury you with me

And turtles they will cover you, and seagulls they will smother you, and sunburn it won’t bother you with me

I took a trip upon a ship to sail upon the sea
And when I saw you on the shore I swept you up with me

It simply doesn’t matter who or where you want to be
I’ll bury you in Bridgetown, I’ll bury you with me

 

Greed

Look at me, can you see avarice, cupidity?
I started poor, I wanted more, must be psychological
Cos I desire material things
While you admire them, I just acquired them

Greed got me going like there’s no way of knowing

Fancy flings, diamond rings, I don’t stop at pretty things
A fantasy of life at ease, rulers of the Middle East
Taxes are their inspiration
They can make it, they know I’ll take it

Greed got me going like there’s no way of knowing

Don’t say I can’t take it with me
Cos I’ll bribe that boatman and I’ll take it to my grave

Temperance, elegance, talent do not breed content
I dictate to be great the head of twenty nation states

Cos I desire material things
While you admire them I just acquired them

 

Jealousy

Won’t you lie with me and tell me what you fear?
the green-eyed monster whispers to me.
Have you heard? The news is breaking
Have you heard? You’re nothing to me

She’s more than you can taste, more than you can touch, more than you could ever be my love
More than I can see, more than I can hear, more than I can trust
So all you get is jealousy
And all I get is jealousy
So forgive me for not saying it, it’s your game I’m playing
No one cares for jealousy.

Don’t you know that I saw those videos of her with you?
But let’s pretend that I didn’t see it.
Don’t you know that I checked your phone, I know that’s what you do
But let’s pretend that I didn’t read it

Remember those nights when I drowned in your eyes
But now realise I was drowning in lies

So all you get is jealousy, you think it’s love but all you get is jealousy
You think you know but
Forgive me for not saying it, it’s your game I’m playing
No one cares for jealousy but me.]

Pride

Wake me up, make my life worth living
A feather drifting on a feeling
I was my mother’s daughter, I’d do anything, so if I wanted it I took it
I was my father’s daughter, I’d take everything, so if I wanted it I got it

So easily pride comes before a fall, don’t get your dreams for nothing
Too easily, for nothing at all
The proud bow down to no one

Won’t you take a look into that mirror
Don’t you get a brittle feeling?
It was a hollow victory, a golden horse
so was the sacrifice worth giving?

Did I get enough?
Have I done enough?
Sometimes I think I’m falling down.

 

Lust

Close your eyes and tell me now, can you really lay it down?
When you need her, I could be her, I’ll be anyone in town
Say that you want me, I won’t say it back
But alright, you’ve got tonight, tell me what you like and lay it down

Well you don’t look like your picture and you’re really not my type
Wanna dress me like your sister and your shirt’s a bit too tight
Close my eyes and you’re Keanu, kinky rubber on your back
Close my eyes to muscles rippling like an acrobat
Lay it down

Do what you must to satisfy my lust
The fishes they are swimming in the sea
Search them on the subway, flirt with them online
Track them on their mobiles and take them by surprise from behind
Lay it down

Close your eyes and tell me now, can you really lay it down?
When you need her, I could be her, I’ll be anyone in town
Say that you want me, I won’t say it back
But alright, you’ve got tonight, tell me what you like and lay it down

Anger

Flying high over stormy seas, so far away from what I used to be
The anger it burns inside
Leave me now cos I can’t hide it
The anger burns silently, it turns me upside down
And I know if you cared for me you’d show it to me now

So won’t you take me away, won’t you take me out of this place?
Won’t be anger that burns in me when you return
Show it to me now

Flying high through that sky tonight, so far away from what you have to hide
The anger it burns inside
Say it now and don’t deny it
You toyed with me, turned your back and turned me upside down
And I know if you thought of me you’d show it to me now

So won’t you take me away, won’t you take me out of this place?
Won’t be anger that burns in me when you return
Show it to me now

Sloth

Crying on a summer’s day, but I won’t take it back
I don’t wanna think about your smile
Flying on a summer’s breeze, lying on a summer’s beach
I don’t wanna talk about it

Crazy, but don’t go thinking I’m lazy
Loving you was amazing
Just a minute
Just a minute, dealing with it
cos I know I ain’t getting much higher,
I ain’t got the desire
Just a minute
Just a minute, dealing with it, now you

Dying as I slip away, I’m lighter than the air bubbling through technicolour sands
Everything we used to be, everyone we used to see
I don’t wanna talk about it

Crazy, but don’t go thinking I’m lazy
Loving you was amazing
Just a minute
Just a minute, dealing with it
cos I know I ain’t getting much higher,
I ain’t got the desire
Just a minute
Just a minute, dealing with it

Cos when we’re back together, I know we’ll never stop
We’ll take a trip to those far off places,
Take some time and space to see less familiar faces
And when we run out of time and when we run out of luck
We’ll have a thousand daydreams
Hey, just a minute, hire a car and put me in it!

I’m crazy, but don’t go thinking I’m lazy
Loving you was amazing
Just a minute
Just a minute, dealing with it
cos I know I ain’t getting much higher,
I’ve not got the desire
Just a minute
Just a minute, dealing with it

What you thinking about when I’m thinking about you?
What you thinking about?
Are you thinking we’re through?

 

When I Look At You 

When I look at you
when you look at me
when I finally know
who I want to be to fall
yes fall
in love

A teardrop in our view
a terracotta seat
a photo of us two
a future where we meet and fall
yes fall
in love

I can see the heartache everywhere
But in this moment I don’t care

Cos when I look at you
and when you look at me
there’s no one in that room
no one else to see us fall
yes fall
in love

 

 

 

 

 

Alternative Multi Instrumentalist