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Album: GYAN
WAIT
DON’T ASK ME WHY
TRAIN OF THOUGHT

Album: REDDEST RED
SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE
ROOMS BY THE SEA
WILL I WITH U
SHORTEST DAY

Album: THE INVISIBLE BIRD/ SUBURBAN OPERA
DON’T HIDE YOUR WILD AWAY
LOVE IS AN ARMY
40,000 YRS BC
FLOWERS FOR THE ENEMY
DANCE OF THE LONESOME GIRLS
SECURITY JUMPER
SUBURBAN OPERA


 

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Wait

there she stands
looking out to sea
waiting for her first love
keep on waiting for him
a little baby cries
in the arms of the night
she’s calling out his name
like a Madame butterfly

wait eh eh
for the favoured one
with the favourite heart
that he promised
too many years for now

there she stands
looking back at me
her red frames her pale face
against the black scenery
voices calling back at you
they’re just whispers in the wind
living on those sweet memories
won’t bring him back again
but your heart keeps telling you to

wait eh eh
for the favoured one
with the favourite heart
that he promised
too many years for now wait eh eh
for the tenderness
of a tender heart
that he promised
too many years from now

she’ll never leave
to be left with the chance
of living a lie on her own
she won’t believe
she’s caught in a trance
of wishing she wasn’t alone

wait eh eh
for the favoured one
with the favourite heart
that he promised
too many years for now wait eh eh
for the tenderness
of a tender heart
that he promised
too many years from now

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Don’t ask me why

sitting on the cradle
of my anger and fear
don’t want you to ask me
how i got here
time did melt
my heart did freeze
without a trace
of love within me
been a long time travelling
so many hills
so many things went by
i need your shoulder now
to cry on

don’t ask me why
i need to cry
but i do
yes i do yeah
don’t ask me why
i need to cry
but i do yeah yo yeah yo yeah

staring out the window
with salt in my eyes
i wipe it away
with a sigh
holding you
the photo use to look brand new
but now it fades away
been along time travelling
so many hills
so many things went by
i need your shoulder now
to cry on

don’t ask me why
i need to cry
but i do
yes i do yep yep yo
i need the sunshine
i need the rainfall
if you could only see me now
in this tug of war
which side will i fall down
which side will i fall down to now
don’t ask me why
i need to cry
but i do
yes i do yeah
don’t ask me why
i need to cry
but i do yeah yo yeah yo yeah
i’m coming home
i need your shoulder now
i’m coming home
i need your shoulder now

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train of thought

come aboard my train of thought
i want to take you
into my world
where nobody has seen
all these things
that i want you to share
we could talk about it
but the words would never take you there
try to walk around it
to find the door
that leads you there
oh oh wo eh ee oh

so come aboard my train of thought
i want to take you in
come aboard my train of thought
there’s room to let you in

come with me i’ii show you more
far as the eye can
see past these walls
don’t the people look kind
they don’t mind
if we stay for awhile

we could talk about it
try to walk around it
to find the door that leads you
to the room inside
that holds your name
if you close your eyes and disappear
you’ll never be the same

into my world
where nobody has seen
all these things that
i want you to share

so come aboard my train of thought
i want to take you in
come aboard my train of thought
there’s room to let you in

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Something’s gotta give

Trouble sits like a bitch
At the back of me
Plaguing my thoughts
With things I don’t want to see
Breaking my spirit down
We take the longest ride

Mama cries this weather’s got to ease
Shakin her fist’s
She falls on bended knees
Need a little lovin
I tell you why
Hear my cry

We all know something’s gotta give
Gotta let go
Break this state I’m in
Ready or not
It’s just a moment away
We all know
Something’s gotta give
Gotta let go
Break this state I’m in
Baby it’s not the way it should go
I gotta move it today yeah…

I knew a man with too much love to give
Read he got shot by the local preachers kid
Great words of wisdom where are you now
Wishing wells overflow with silver dimes
Trying our luck we dream of better times
Need a little lovin’ I tell you why
Hear my cry cause

We all know something’s gotta give
Gotta let go
Break this state I’m in
Ready or not
It’s just a moment away
We all know
Something’s gotta give
Gotta let go
Break this state I’m in
Baby it’s not the way it should go
I gotta move it today yeah…
Some on now
Throw down your arms
There’s a will there’s a way
Cause we all know
Something’s gotta give
Gotta let go
It’s just a moment away..

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Rooms by the sea

Rooms by the sea
You’ve become a part of me
Memories wash round my doorstep
Rooms by the sea
I live for your company
Like all of the seasons
Before me pale

Softer than water
That’s way past my waist
The days growing shorter
Your steps I will trace
Through the sands
Where the tumble weed lands
Over forgotten dreams in

Rooms by the sea
You’ve become a part of me
Memories wash round my doorstep
Rooms by the sea
I live for your company
Like all of the seasons
Before me pale

Flight of a seabird
Returning to home
Dancing from memory
The touch of your hands
White washed walls
Peeling away
Revealing the stains of
Love that we made

All these treasures that lie so deep
Will live forever
In the wrecks that we keep
The sirens grow tired
The moon starts to dim
I think of you
And the dream starts again in

Rooms by the sea
You’ve become a part of me
Memories wash round my doorstep
Rooms by the sea
I live for your company
Like all of the seasons
Before me pale

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Will I with u

Will I with u
Will I with u tonight
Will I with u
Will I with u tonight

Look for the open door
And you’ll find me there
Pressed up against the wall
Where we kissed
The night before

Will I with u
Will I with u tonight
Will I with u
Will I with u tonight

Tender my awkward hands
Love decide for me
When the arrow lands
I’ii never be the same
I can’t wait

Will I with u
Will I with u tonight
Will I with u
Will I with u tonight

Hold me close
Don’t let me go
Wrap me deep
Inside your soul
Hold me near
Hold me tonight

Will I with u
Will I with u tonight
Will I with u
Will I with u tonight

Go straight to my heart
Go straight to my heart

Will I with u

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Shortest day


When I was just a little girl
My daddy used to tell me tales
He’d speak to me in softer tones
And bring me home his lullaby
But when the darkness crept within
I knew I was safe by his side
On the shortest day of the year

My daddy told me lots of tales
About the war he fought and failed
He tried to laugh away the pain
Those memories half mast they stayed
I care for him I know I do
These sympathy lines I sing for you
On the shortest day of the year
So ring the bells and celebrate
That we want make the same mistakes

Blood drying in the desert sun
God is rusting on my mantle piece
Mothers earths eyes do weep
On the shortest day of the year

And so we say goodnite again
These purple hearts will never mend
Among the ruins we walk alone
With bended backs and broken bones
That day will come my daddy said
If we don’t learn from our mistakes
It’ll be the shortest day of the year

So ring the bells
And celebrate
That we want make
The same mistake.

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Don't hide your wild away

little bit of wild
lives in your backyard
i can see it through the fence
with your powdered wigs
and your feather boas
it's Fellini at his best
well the madness stops
at your front door
you slip into the usual
but I've seen your eyes
it's a thin disguise
you do your best
to hide your wild away

ya need a little bit of YAHOO
a little bit of WOW WEE
don't hide your wild away
ya need a little LET YOUR HAIR DOWN
common LOSE CONTROL
don't hide your wild away
no no no
don't you go hide your wild away

it's a safe infection
to spread around
I'm contagious and unusual
when you shed your skin
and you drop your guard
somehow you'll survive

with alittle bit of YAHOO
a little bit of WOW WEE
don't hide your wild away
ya need a little LET YOUR HAIR DOWN
common LOSE CONTROL
don't hide your wild away
no no no
don't you go hide your wild away

sometimes you've gotta pretend
before it feels natural ...Yeah
sometimes you've gotta buy a bigger size
so you can grow into it ..Yeah Yeah
sometimes the smile might feel forced
but you'll get used to it.. uh huh eh
sometimes the sky will fall down
but your gonna get over it

with alittle bit of YAHOO
a little bit of WOW WEE
don't hide your wild away
ya need a little LET YOUR HAIR DOWN
common LOSE CONTROL
don't hide your wild away
little bit of BANG ZOOM
little bit of I DON'T CARE
don't hide your wild away
no no no

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Love is an Army

fear is an army
fighting against me
fighting a lost cause
if i could only change their uniforms
they'd be soldiers of love
marching on my lawn

love is an army
waiting for me
waiting for this girl
if i could only stretch my arms around you
i'd suddenly see
there ain't nothin wrong with me

words fly out
the roof of my mouth
they found a flaw
in my armour
heart so still
your beating will
heal the wars i remember

blue is the ocean
calling me in
calling me near
if i could only learn
to breath down here
i know i would be
at home under the sea

words fly out
the roof of my mouth
they found a flaw
in my armour
heart so still
your beating will
heal the wars i remember, remember

i'ii bend my sword
against the world
i'ii push on through
in spite of you

love is an army
waiting for me
waiting for this girl…

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40,000 yrs BC.

la la la la la la la la
la la la la la

from dinosaurs to astronauts
those cavemen saw it all
from water falls to water filters
those cavemen knew much more

40,000 yrs BC.
40,000 miles between you and me
40,000 yrs

well if I took away your t.v.
how would you arrange the room
would you point your chair back at me
or would you face the wall
no - i think I'd cut a hole
above my head in the roof
in the shape of a heart
so we could gaze upon the moon instead
and the ancient stars

40,000 yrs BC.
40,000 miles between you and me
40,000 yrs BC

la la la la la la
la la la la la

from buffalo to parking meters
those cavemen saw us fall
from building fires to butane lighters
those cavemen knew much more

40,000 yrs BC.
40,000 miles between you and me
40,000 yrs BC

la la la la la la

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floWers for the enemy

finger on the trigger always made me shy
but we were only children sh.o.o.ting stars
following our heroes there
painted sm(:les with violent stares
we we’re only playing the part

felt a lot of static on my skin
table set before the show begins
faces of the enemy
blazing down from my tv
we would do our best to survive

but what if I make something good
what if you follow me there
then we both would be understood
making sense of this
making sense of this

flowers for the e.n.e.m.y.

falling on my sword with a smile
(captured)by this story for awhile
voices of the enemy
singin’ songs that sound so sweet
keep me here in make-believe

but what if I make something good
what if you follow me there
then we both would be understood
making sense of this
making sense of this…

butterfly beats against my window pane
looking for a way to be born again
as time runs out
the world beats on
misunderstandings gone

but what if I make something good
what if you follow me there
maybe we both understood
making sense of this
making sense of this

flowers for the enemy
flowers for the enemy
flowers for the e.n.e.m.y.

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the dance of the lonesome girls

Bring on the high heeled boys
for they know how it feels
the dance of the lonesome girls

why are we here
when they have gone
oh - their ghosts will stay
where the cowboys carried on

the barmaid sleeps
we’ve stayed to long
oh - it’s closing time
where the cowboys carried on
where the cowboys carried on

Bring on the high-heeled boys
for they know how it feels
the dance of the lonesome girls

(solo)

we shed no tears
we dance alone
oh- nobody knows
where the cowboys sleep tonite
where the cowboys sleep tonite


Bring on the high-heeled boys
for they know how it feels
the dance of the lonesome girls

dance of the lonesome girls
dance of the lonesome girls

swayin’ past my window…..

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Security jumper

still taPping my toes
even though the record has come to a close;
still wearing your clothes
even though it’s over
and I’m free to hear the rain pour out my window
like some strange-bird- like- fingernails taPping at my pain
letting me know that all is not o.k. the wine will keep
like. good .friends. I make;

L O V E is biGGer than the word
love is biGGer than the word

so my letters c o o l off but we all understand
distance is no match for the Realthing
distance is no match…

and the rain sticks like diamonds to my candle light
and I can’t help thinkin’ will we whether this storm
I can’t help wonderin’ will we weather this storm
I’m glad this summer is so slow to come on
so I can keep my security jumper on
keep my security jumper on

L O V E is BiGGer than the word
love is BiGGer than the word

so my letters c o o l off but we all understand
distance> is no match for the Real thing
distance is no match for the real real real thing…

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Suburban Opera

mother was Okalahoma
father was Figaro
we lived a suburban opera
like a 1950s TV show
behind closed doors
we we're so exposed
inside my head they would never know
the desperation that would make me go

home is where the hurt is
down sentimental drive
home is where the lights stay on
come on try to keep this love alive
home is where the hurting is
so tell me why I'm hurting now

oh the days
Tijuana brass we played
hey you know we cried in all the right places
so hard to move on
still in love with what has gone
we take our positions
as the man and the wife

home is where the hurt is
down sentimental drive
home is where the lights stay on
come on try to keep this love alive
home is where the hurting is
so tell me where your hurting now

well we made big promises
and we blew the candles out
fingers get wet in wishing wells
but dreams get lost in nursery rhymes
conversations over washing lines

home is where the hurt is …