LYRICS

 

WHITE LIES

 

Lit a fire in me

And it burns burns burns

And when I try to put it out

It hurts hurts hurts

 

I can't remember the last time I felt

How good it is not to be scared

 

Stop trying to save me

No one’s coming for me baby

Stop trying to save me

It's my time to cry time to say goodbye

 

Lit a fire in me

And it burns burns burns

And when I try to put it out

It hurts hurts hurts

 

I can't remember the last time I closed my eyes

How good they feel your little white lies

 

PIRATES & POLITICIANS

 

They used to put flowers in gun barrels

I tried it once and got my face maced

And I feel just like a little girl facing a mountain of trolls

Armed with only my clothes and my words

 

Voluntary slavery to the debt machine

Pirates and politicians are the same thing

"Give me your money and you will be saved"

You bought your place in heaven don't you wish you were dead?

 

Mama

What have you left behind for me?

Mama

What have you left behind for me?

Mama

What did you leave behind?

I don't want it

No

 

There is no point in going back to the sea

All the fish are dead we've got a hit on radioactivity

Pollution everywhere I can't breath the goddam air

What have you left behind for me?

Mama

 

PLASTIC FLOWERS

 

Summertime for my obsession

Winter for my thoughts

All around us mongrels and legends

Faces in the dark

 

You keep on staring straight at the sun

You've got nothing to lose

Got nowhere to run

 

Plastic flowers don't know why

Plastic flowers make me cry

Plastic flowers never die

 

Fall is coming for our deception

Springtime is for our hopes

Ghosts of our lovers in every corner

Limbs going up in smoke

 

Plastic flowers Lord I try

Plastic flowers not to cry

Plastic flowers never die

 

WOULDN’T BE LYING

 

I took a big sip from the kettle before it boiled over

The light was coming up and I was nestled up against your shoulder

And I don't remember how or exactly when I left for good

All I know is I was lost somewhere deep inside my neighbourhood

 

No I wouldn't be lying

About the things that I'm trying

I wouldn't be lying

About the things that I'm trying trying trying

 

I took a good look into the mystery of all things dying

When the soul leaves the body and the spirit soars to keep from crying

I walked along the path and I came across a golden door

Leaving all my cares behind I won't need them there anymore

 

No I wouldn't be lying

 

Something about what you said just doesn't sit right

It's strange to find out what the truth is all about

I’ve been to the heavens with you and all the way down

But I never looked at it from where you came from

I was foolish to think that we could be

All I wanted was for us to see

When we're clear it's hard to imagine

Why one could be short and the other a distraction

Now that the time is finally over

Let's assume that we can get through

That we're love first and lie second

That we're friends and not haters

 

 No I wouldn't be lying

 

BROKEN BLUES

 

Once I was broken

You didn't know what to say

But just by being there

You made it somehow ok

 

I used to turn off the lights

And listen to you pray

As you begged for piece of mind

I just hoped you would stay

 

But forever is coming

It’s coming to its end

Forever is just a dream I had

Forever is coming

It’s coming to its end

Forever is just a dream I had

 

I used to be a victim

Of cruel hypocrisy

You showed me how wrong

This world could be

 

And as I stood there staring

Straight into the fire

My heart was melting

In a cool desire

 

Before you judge another

Take a look at you're soul

Have you yourself become

Another brick in the wall

 

Forever is coming

It’s coming to its end

Forever is just a dream I had

 

Peace ain’t coming

It ain’t coming to our beds

Peace is just a dream I had

 

Some dream I had

 

ALEX

 

Alex was my first best friend

"Gonna see the world" is what he always said

And I begged him "take me with you"

 

Alex played guitar and I sang

We were gonna be in a rock n roll band

Dreaming was the only way out

 

Small town and alcohol

Our parents sold their goddam souls

And we were so angry

A single tear from his blue eye

As he looked at me and he said goodbye

I promised I would never forget

 

Alex said to his dad

If you ever lay your hands on my mom again

I swear I will kill you man

 

Alex came home through the kitchen door

Found his mom lying on the floor

Then he grabbed that knife

 

 

 

His lawyer claimed self-defense

But Alex never showed any signs of regret

So the judge he said "life"

A single tear from his blue eye

As he looked at me and he said goodbye

I promised I would never forget

 

How we used to ride our bikes down to the lake

Write songs about the love we'd make

Watch the fire burn deep against the cold

We promised right then to never grow old

The way the starlight how it hit the waves

Just like diamonds shining in a miners cave

We danced naked with no regrets

I promised I would never forget

 

HEART IS COLD

 

My heart is cold for you my dear

My love grew old from pending fear

The waves are high too high to swim

I'll lose my cool if I jump in

 

Take everything you want

Maybe I'm just too good for you

Our sky has fallen in

But my cold heart you can't win

 

The days are long without you here

A winter’s song is drawing near

I've grown too old too old to dream

Each tear that falls becomes a stream

 

Come on now just give me a solution

I can't see it in my mind’s eye

Don't wanna deal with your delusions baby

Everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die

 

Get with you

You've got something that I really want
You're lovin' is so far out it's true
I wanna get with you

We used to live in black and white
Now in colour you look so tight
You do
I'm gonna get with you

I've been contemplating left and right
Telling lies and picking fights
Now I've got you figured out
Come on baby lets freak out
I'm gonna get with you

People say you are what you eat
You must like honey darling
You're so sweet
Like glue
I'm gonna stick to you

You've got something that I really want
Your lovin' is  so far out its true
I'm gonna get with you

I've been contemplating left and right
Telling lies and picking fights
Now I've got you figured out
Come on baby let's freak out
 I'm gonna get with you.

 

 

THE MATCH

 

I look at you

Do you see me too

Stars around my head

Do you know my name

I can feel your pain

It is clear today

 

In the middle of the night

You started up a fight

It’s the biggest show to see

You and me

 

Sometimes I'm a mountain

Sometimes I'm caving in

Sometimes I'm on fire

At times I'm cold as sin

It's times like these that

I just can't believe you

 

We step into the ring

I take the first swing

Even before the bell rings

Fists are in the air

I'm on the ropes and you don't care

Going round after round

 

Tonight there'll be no referee

Just me and you and you and me

Your kisses they taste so sweet

Bitter sweet

 

Sometimes you're a feather

Sometimes a ton of bricks

Sometimes you're my anchor

At times just a quick fix

It's times like these that

You just can't believe me

 

You’re a mountain

I'm caving in

When I’m on fire

You’re cold as sin

I just can't believe you

 

HANGING ON

 

I waited all night for you to come back

And when you finally did how could you treat me like that

I tried to talk sense I tried to be heard

But you wouldn't even turn and you didn't say a word

 

So I took a long walk to ease my head

The light was coming up and I wished that I was dead

Spinning streets like spinning tops

Falling down just to make them stop

 

I'm hanging on

On the line between right and wrong

All the time and when we get it on

You'll be mine I love to turn you on

 

You had your will and you had your way

Like oncoming traffic at the end of the day

Like a drunken bully acting real tough

So stop the damn car I wanna get off

 

LEAVE IT IN THE DARK

 

When we were love

I never knew right from wrong

Now that we're through

I still don't know what to do

 

I'm like a stranger wishing you I forgot

There are doors that I can enter

If you just say so I'll leave it in the dark

Leave it in the dark

 

Time lingers on

And I'm alone so far from home

They will wait for me

On the road to insanity

 

DEVILISH FOLK

 

She came in from the desert on a sunny afternoon

The devil was among us she was right here in this room

And you could cut the air with a knife

Drive a stake through her heart

But no one is getting out of here

Not alive

 

My revolution is in disconclusion

Allegations of hope

There's no room for people like you and me here

We're devilish folk

 

He came in from the ocean with his big green eyes

He couldn't stop pretending that he had seen the light

But the truth is as bright as the moon

You could feel the tension in this room

And I would be the first to admit

That a broken soul cannot be fixed

 

My revolution is in disconclusion

Allegations of hope

There's no room for people like you and me here

We're devilish folk