LYRICS A-Z

All It Takes

 

Woke up at her place, tired and yawning

Looked out a window on a, perfect morning, there’s a

Sailing boat, in the square

Just like me, wondering how it got there.

 

Stood by her bed, and I, watched her sleeping

Through her scattered clothes, I go creeping

And I’m wondering

What the hell am I, so afraid of?

 

This is the beginning of something wonderful

This is the beginning of something magical

This is the beginning of something wonderful.

 

This is the beginning of something wonderful.

This is the beginning of something magical

And all it gives, and all it takes away.

 

Woke up at her place, early evening

She floats towards me and I’m, barely breathing, there’s a

Ray of sun, in her hair

Just like me, wondering how it got there.


Stand on the ledge, and I, walk out on the air  

I could die here and I, really wouldn’t care

I’m dropping in, I’m dropping out

I’m calling in, I’m calling out.
 

This is the beginning of something wonderful

This is the beginning of something magical

This is the beginning of something wonderful.

 

This is the beginning of something wonderful

This is the beginning of something magical

And all it gives, and all it takes away.

 

Dry docked and landlocked

What the hell am I, so afraid of?

Bare My Soul

Stephen said why not write something
That’s not so deep and meaningful?
But the truth can be so, 
Tragic and beautiful.

Blythe said she could never
Tell anyone just how she feels.
How will anyone know when,
She caves in and it all gets real?

I want to bare my soul -
In a way that no one can.
In the hope that 
some of you might understand
How it feels 
To be so alone.
To be so alone.
To be so alone.

Cassandra said she’d lost the plot
When she stopped the car to drop me off.
I watched her disappear
Her face reflected in the rear-view mirror.

Sophie woke me in the dead of night
To tell me how her dad had died.
I lie here in the dark but,
Now there’s nowhere left to hide.

I want to bare my soul
In a way that no one can.
In the hope that, 
Some of you might understand
How it feels 
To be so alone.

I want to bare my soul
In a way that no one can.
In the hope that, 
Some of you might understand
How it feels 
To be so alone.
 

Burroughs & Bukowski

Leave a light on for me
So I can find my way into your dreams.
When I look at you
I always catch you looking, back at me.

I know you’re afraid

And I know deep down you’ll, never leave.
What do you want from me?
I guess I'm just your little, fantasy.

 

I'm on my way back home

Burroughs and Bukowski

Time better spent alone

Burroughs and Bukowski

 

What did it really mean?

Was it just another dream within a dream?

We’ll shed another skin

Becoming something we have, never been.

You’re like a flower in bloom

As I watch you walk back, to your room.

Sew my shadow back on
And I’ll return wherever, I came from.

 

I'm on my way back home

Burroughs and Bukowski

Time better spent alone

Burroughs and Bukowski

By My Side

Oh how we carry with us, traumas of the past
Faithful to moulds in which we’re cast.

 

Hand me down dysfunction, recidivist desire watch me

Throw another lover on the fire.

There’s a great white elephant, hidden in the room
Maybe you didn’t see him in the gloom.

 

You say that I am empty, emotionally devoid
Blame it on whatever, happened to the boy.

 

And maybe it’s better we don’t talk about it all
Maybe it’s better we don’t talk at all but

Don’t you want to be by my side?
I only want to be by your side.
Don’t you want to be by my side?
I only want to be by your side.

 

The boy in the photograph made me want to cry
When I saw the emotion in his eyes.
Is it any wonder I’m struggling to cope?
Is it any wonder we’re giving up hope?

And maybe it’s better we don’t talk about it all
Maybe it’s better we don’t talk at all but

 

Don’t you want to be by my side?
I only want to be by your side.
Don’t you want to be by my side?
I only want to be by your side.

Don’t you want to be by my side?
I only want to be by your side.
Don’t you want to be by my side?
I only want to be by your side.

Demons

All of my dreams have flown away
All of my ambition with the wind 
Now you’re here.

I never thought I would be satisfied
With anything I had
Now I’m not so sure.

I waited so long for you
Now you’re here I don’t know what to do
With you.

 

I went hunting for love
When I thought I’d lose.
I meant to shoot down a dove
Shot an angel instead.
And now she wakes up every day and she invites
All of my demons to play.

 

Fade in fade out like a musical
Rhythm and rhyme in time
Our heart beats sing
Just to remind you we’re still alive in here.

I waited so long for you
Now you’re here I don’t know what to do
With you.

 

I went hunting for love
When I thought I’d lose.
I meant to shoot down a dove
Shot an angel instead.
And now she wakes up every day and she invites


All of my demons to play.

Well I love her, I hate her
I abhor her, I adore her
Just the same, just the same

Just the same, just the same.

Well I love her, I hate her
I abhor her, I adore her
Just the same, just the same

Just the same, just the same.

Empty Handed

 

My heart is an empty vessel
Drifting out to sea
I try my best to be what you want me to be.


You can try and help me.
You could drown me gently.
You could tell me all of the things that I want you to say.


I hear running water 
Hear you knocking on the door.
I spent an hour or more
Just lying on the bathroom floor.


You can try and help me.
You could drown me gently.
You could tell me all of the things that I want you to say.


And you
You could walk away
Empty handed
You
You could walk away
Empty handed.


The wave that came has broken
And the void has swallowed me.
A door before stands ajar
I thought I'd run but I'm not free.


You can try and help me.
You could drown me gently.
You could tell me all of the things that I want you to say.


And you
You could walk away
Empty handed
You
You could walk away
Empty handed.

Everything Will Work Out

As the dawn breaks, on the last day -
Of a long, long year,
My head aches, but the bedroom is bright and 
I'm wide awake.
And you’re here -
And it's such a relief to finally 
Have you near ...
But I almost hear you thinking,
I can almost hear you thinking,
About ... him.
And all that you'll leave behind,
Lies heavy on your mind
Heavy on my mind

 

But I've got this funny feeling everything will work out
I've got this funny feeling that everything will work out
I've got this funny feeling that everything will work out
I've got this funny feeling that everything 
Will fall --- into place.

 

So pack up your things and just leave him,
Come right out and just tell him where you were tonight.
Or kiss him tonight with the same mouth,
You used on me in my ... cold house,
And I promise I won't tell.
But I almost hear you thinking,
I can almost hear you thinking,
About ... him.
And all that you'll leave behind,
Lies heavy on your mind
Heavy on my mind

 

Here I go, another romantic on overflow,
I locked you out but you won't go,
The keys tied round your neck
Haven't quite strangled you yet.
And I live with my regrets,
Like you with your cigarettes,
I long to give you up,
Before you kill me.

 

We're too tied, too well-tied together.

Holy Rivers

Please don’t tell me

You think it’s too late.

I’m not ready

To accept this fate.

The seas will rise

To reclaim the land

And we’ll realise

We are still so small.

 

Peace be with you

When the lights go out.

Hearts are heavy

Overcome by doubt.

Seas will rise

To reclaim the land

And we’ll realise

We are still so small.

 

We run like tears

Through the flood of

Holy Rivers

We run like tears

Through the flood of

Holy Rivers

 

Please don’t tell me

We can not prevail.

Heaven help me

If we are to fail.

Seas will rise

To reclaim the land

And we’ll realise

We are still so small.

 

We run like tears

Through the flood of

Holy Rivers

We run like tears

Through the flood of

Holy Rivers

Hope For Me

I know how you want things to be 
And I know how far, away we are 
And I know that you need someone 
Who worships you. 

But I think that you know by now 
That’s not, what I do, or who I am. 
Let’s not try to change each other 
We are, who we are. 

 

And every time you hope for me 
This is what you get from me.
Every time you hope for me 
This is what you get from me.

 

I know how you want me to be 
And I know how far, away I am 
And I know that you need someone 
Who cares, for you.

But I think that we know by now 
That when, I’m up, you're always down. 
How can we be together 
But still, feel alone. 

 

And every time you hope for me 
This is what you get from me.
Every time you hope for me 
This is what you get from me.
 

Kirrilee


You remind me 
Of places, I have never been.
You take me to places 
I wish that I had seen with my own eyes.
(But) you know that I am happy here
Staring into yours.
Light another cigarette now honey
Mix another snakebite & black

 

We’ve only a short while here, 
To be, ourselves.
We’re only a short while here, 
So just be, yourself now Kirrilee.

 

I caught my mouth upon 
The stud, on your lower lip.
I tossed you the paperclip
To unlock the door, unlock the door 
But you, stepped right inside of me.
We’re only a short time here
So just be, yourself now Kirrilee.

 

We’ve only a short while here, 
To be, ourselves.
We’ve only a short while here, 
To be, ourselves.
We’ve only a short while here, 
To be, ourselves.
We’re only a short while here, 
So just be, yourself now 
Kirrilee.

Losing Touch

Scared of losing touch
If I really mean that much
Why pretend that you love him?

Don't call me out the blue
When it's clear that I still do
And you know he knows it too.

Going home alone
The only love I've known
It's always been you.

It’s always been you.

 

Tell me it's not real
Tell me he doesn't make you feel
The way I made you feel.

If you care for me at all
You'll hang up when I call
You'll clear me space to fall.

If you give I will receive 
And despite what they believe
It's always been you.

It's always been you.

 

It’s always been you.

 

When you're feeling alone
And you're colder than stone
Call me you know...

It's always been you.

Seeing Stars

Everybody knows you’re not perfect

But you still do your best to hide your flaws.

 

Everything you do is just surface

But we all know what goes on behind closed doors.

 

You’ll never know how it feels

To be out on a limb, in the wind.

 

And you’ll never know how much it hurts

To fall so hard you see stars

 

To fall so hard you see stars

To fall so hard you see stars

To fall so hard you see stars

To fall so hard you see stars

 

Everything we do is falling snowflakes

It will all have melted by the dawn.

Give up all your fears for your own sakes

And follow me out into the storm.

 

You’ll never know how it feels

To be out on a limb, in the wind.

 

And you’ll never know how much it hurts

To fall so hard you see stars

 

To fall so hard you see stars

To fall so hard you see stars

To fall so hard you see stars

To fall so hard you see stars

Sleep

 

Stay here for a while, don’t go
Don’t leave me alone or we’ll never know.
Stay here for a while, let’s sleep
Don’t wake me up ‘cause I need to dream.

 

I need to sleep and to dream.

Stay here for a while, let’s weep
There is too much sorrow for me to keep
Inside of me
I need to sleep and to dream.

 

I am, not in love

These feelings will just fade away.


I am, not in love
These feelings will just fade away

And though I think of you here today
You’re further and further away.

 

Stay here for a while, don’t go
Don’t leave me alone or we’ll never know.

 

Stay here for a while, let’s sleep
Don’t wake me up ‘cause I need to dream.

I am, not in love

These feelings will just fade away.

 

I am not in love
These feelings will just fade away

And though I think of you here today
You’re further and further away.
 

Trampoline

 

Coming down again

Won't you leave a trampoline

At the foot, of the stairs?

So I won't break my neck

Falling out, of your favour.

 

White powder, speaks louder

Than any words you're saying

My flower, turned sour

I found the petals at the end, of the bed.

 

'It's just 'media-types' -

You know what they're like'

Well yeah, I do, but I never pictured you with them,

Coming in from the cold,

You're losing your hold,

On a part of me you'd stolen.

 

I've stopped, calling you when I'm drunk,

I've taken the time to hear the one,

Voice that's telling me,

That you don't really care,

I'm getting there -

I'm almost at the point of no return.

 

But there's a light that burns

 

White powder, speaks louder,

Than any words you're saying,

My flower, turned sour,

I found the petals at the end, of the bed.

 

'It's just 'media-types' -

You know what they're like'

Well yeah, I do, but I never pictured you with them,

Coming in from the cold,

You're losing your hold,

On a part of me you'd stolen.

 

Just turn out the lights

You know what they're like'

Well yeah, I do, but I never pictured you with them,

Coming in from the cold,

You're losing your hold,

On a part of me you'd stolen.

Vampire Town

I need a break from this vampire town
It sucks my blood and leaves me to drown
In a lover’s bed I might rest my head
But don’t go thinking I’ve left you for dead.

 

The wind blows around these tired feet
That push me always down a one way street


You know I love you all I need is time
What’s yours is yours and what’s mine is mine

And I know that we, will always be friends
And I know that we, will always be friends
And I know that we, will always be friends
And I know that we, will always be friends

 

I wrote you a letter there’s no need to reply
I’ll be the one who always swallows his pride.


I believe in destiny, I believe in fate
I believe it’s never going to be too late

 

And I know that we, will always be friends
And I know that we, will always be friends
And I know that we, will always be friends
And I know that we, will always be friends

Firelight

 

Soft, soft the firelight

On my mother's face

Reading by candlelight

Everything in its place.

Outside the willow tree

Weeping in the wind.

I'm a man more sinned against

Than sinning oh I swear.

 

You know that I'll love you

No matter what you do.

You know that I'll love you

No matter what you do.

 

When she walked her feet were bare

The wind played in her hair

And when I fell she carried me

She said son, I don't care.

She made me feel like I could do

Anything I wanted to.

I'm a man more sinned against

Than sinning oh I swear.

 

You know that I'll love you

No matter what you do.

You know that I'll love you

No matter what you do.

You know that I'll love you

No matter what you do.

You know that I'll love you

No matter what you do.

Here is the Place

Drive me slow, down the road
Sound the horn on every bend.
Bow your heads, respect the dead
For he had many, many friends.

Now follow the road, through the tunnel of trees
To the big, wide open field
And take a left, up the muddy track
To the house where I grew up.

 

And here is the place, when I die
I want you to bury me.
Beneath this old, willow tree;
Enough of an epitaph for me.
And here is the place, when I die
I want you to bury me.
These friendly roots, will hold my bones
And I will never be alone.

 

Stop the car, on the track
Stoop to kiss me - I can’t kiss you back.
Shed no tears, for all the years
You’ve made up for what I lacked.
Heave me up, to head height
On the shoulders of my friends
And lay me down, on the lawn
When all the curtains have been drawn.

 

And here is the place, when I die
I want you to bury me.
Beneath this old, willow tree;
Enough of an epitaph for me.
And here is the place, when I die
I want you to bury me.
These friendly roots, will hold my bones
And I will never be alone.
 

Holding On

The moment that you wake from your disguise
They record you with their eyes.
No matter how, long or hard they try
You know they won’t shake it
You know they won’t shake it.

 

Reaching for the seam that holds you in
To find where you begin.
Frozen in the pose they’ve chalked us in
You know we can’t break it
You know we can’t break this.

 

Slowly disappearing out of view
Holding on to you.

Slowly disappearing out of view
Holding on to you.

 

The shutter clicks and we’re immortalised
Flashbulb our goodbyes.
No matter how, long or hard you try
You know you can’t fake it
You know you can’t fake this.

 

Slowly disappearing out of view
Holding on to you.

Slowly disappearing out of view
Holding on to you.

Slowly disappearing out of view
Holding on to you.

Slowly disappearing out of view
Holding on to you.
 

Incubation Song

Take me
Contain me in your womb
Don't give me room to breathe.
Suffocate me
Reinstate me in you.
I am falling apart
I am falling apart tonight
So just imprison me
And shower me in light.

 

Choke me
Envelope me inside
I know you see through each disguise.
Swallow me
I cannot cope with life
You said there's too many people on this earth anyway
And we're not going to get very far 
If we run away

 

Consume me
Consume me with you love
Rejuvenate me
Come and take me away

 

Break me
Rebuild me your own way
I have been this shape too long.
Disintegrate me, invigorate me anew.
You said there's too many people on this earth anyway
And we're not going to get very far if we run away

Last Night on Earth

 

She sings me the saddest of songs
I cannot help but sing along
Forever after in my head.

There’ll be no stopping once she starts
The eternal burden of the queen of my heart
I want to be free, but can't let go.

She doesn't really know why...

 

I feel so tired I could die
Leave my window open wide
Let my spirit feel the night.

Now I have nothing more to say
I said too much now anyway
Lead me out into the night

The last night on earth...

 

And it’s you -
Running rivers through me
It's like you always knew me
From the moment of my birth
You'll be the death of me.

 

It’s you -
Running rivers through me
It's like you always knew me
From the moment of my birth
You'll be the death of me.

 

And now I have nothing more to say
I said too much now anyway
Lead me out into the night.
 

Safe From Harm

 

I want know, where your sorrow flows

I want to go where no one goes.

I want sail, the dark ocean in you

And make it to the other...side.

And I won't wait

For the flood gates to break

And I won't wait until it's too late

 

I want to know where your sorrow grows

I want to know what no one knows.

I want to scale, the dark wall around you

And break through to the other...side.

 

And I won't wait

For the flood gates to break

And I won't wait

Until it's too late.

 

I will keep, you safe from harm.

I will keep, you safe from harm.

I will keep, you safe from harm.

I will keep, you safe from harm.

 

And I won't wait

For the flood gates to break

And I won't wait

Until it's too late.

 

And I won't wait

For the flood gates to break.

And I won't wait

Until it's too late.

Siamese

 

Too late, too tired
My eyes were open yours were wide. 
You looked for the sympathy that I
Couldn't find for you again, tonight. 

Too late, although I tried
I knew the distance was all too wide. 
I feel you reaching out for me but I 
Couldn't be with you again, tonight. 

I find myself thinking 
How much easier it would be
If you, and me, were 
Siamese

You call me late at night
You tell me all, the heartache in your life. 
I do my best to empathise but I 
Haven't got a clue what you're going through. 

Maybe I never will, 
Maybe I never really will.

And I find myself thinking, 
How much easier it would be, 
If you, and me, were 
Siamese.

Throwing Stones

Flicking through yesterday’s news

Slipping my neck into the noose again

Well it fits so well.

Doesn’t know where her loyalties lie -

Then again neither do I.

Going out getting drunk on gin

Waking up in her arms but then I

Never knew it would be so hard

Never knew I would be a part of this

Bitterness.

 

I try to fall awake but I still sleep

Wait for a week but I am weak

And resolutions fail

And once again I’m throwing stones

At your window.

Throwing stones

At your window.

 

Stand in the payphone count to ten

But you won’t call me back again.

Sends a little shiver right through me

When I hear you running down to me.

But I know you’ll only turn away

‘Cause you’ve got nothing left to say to me

Well hear me out.

 

I try to fall awake but I still sleep

Wait for a week but I am weak.

And resolutions fail

And once again I’m throwing stones

At your window.

Walk Right Out

White light broke the dead of night
Screaming woke the household from their sleep.
No one dreams here any more
At least not for the moment.
My little sister rise up from, your bed again
Think happy thoughts and let it go.

Hold on tight, let go lightly
One last night - 
Battered and bruised but not broken
You walk right in, and walk right out.

I'm not sure what to feel
And I'm not sure of the best advice to give
And I'm not sure we will readily forgive him but
Think happy thoughts and let it go.

Hold on tight, let go lightly
One last night - 
Battered and bruised but not broken
You walk right in, and walk right out.
 

Where I Find Myself

If it wasn’t for the loneliness (then)
I could bare the solitude of
These terrible silences, these
Horrific injuries are
Simply where I find myself now.

 

Where I find myself.

 

And I’ve been down so long now that
It just looks like up to me.
These terrible silences, these,
Horrific injuries are,
Simply where I find myself now.

 

Where I find myself.

 

We bury ourselves deep inside with the
Things we cannot vocalise and
These terrible silences, these
Horrific injuries are
Simply where I find myself now

 

Where I find myself.

 

But even as my back is turned your
Undoing all the things we’ve learned and
These terrible silences, these
Horrific injuries are
Simply where I find myself now.

 

Where I find myself.
 

A River Loves a Stone

 

You are, brittle like the wind 
But I can, see right through your skin.
Well you've got such beautiful bones
And I love you like a river loves a stone.


I am, fickle as I'm thin
I shut you out, but you still got in.
My worst intentions have all been overthrown
And now I love you like a river loves a stone.


Oh yeah I love you like a river loves a stone.
I love you like a river loves a stone.
Oh yeah I love you like a river loves a stone.
I love you like a river loves a stone.


You are, brittle but you'll bend
And I may, break you but you'll mend.
Well you paint me with such subtle tones
And I love you like a river loves a stone.


We are, brilliant though we're flawed
I wish you'd be a little self-assured.
Your best intentions, have all been overthrown
And now I love you - like a river loves a stone.


Oh yeah I love you like a river loves a stone.
I love you like a river loves a stone.
Oh yeah I love you like a river loves a stone.
I love you like a river loves a stone.


Well I could sit and stare at you for hours
Like a bouquet of funeral flowers
But every leaf is painted black
And every petal is as pale as wax.


Oh yeah I love you like a river loves a stone.
I love you like a river loves a stone.
Oh yeah I love you like a river loves a stone.
I love you like a river loves a stone.