Lyrics

Botify the People

Botify The People 

Don’t share the wealth 
You’ll share health 
Keep ‘em crawling, crawling further 
Up the ladder ’til the murder 

All of those lines 
Fine printed lines 
Keep ‘em happy not reading 
All the bullshit that we’re feeding 

Yes you are 
A star 
On a chart 
In a machine heart 

Lie after lie 
Time after time 
Make it look like we’re caring 
Your objective: get them sharing 

Big Data dumps 
Subscriber bumps 
We’re a business, not a pre-school 
Just tell them what I told you 

Yes you are 
A star 
On a chart 
In a machine heart 

We need to spotify all of the artists 
And shopify all of their guest lists 
No need to amplify our reasons 
When we can botify all of the people 

Kick up upstairs 
Like someone cares 
What we do with all the money 
Keep it close to, to you honey 

Yes you are 
A star 
On a chart 
In a machine heart 

We need to spotify all of the artists 
And shopify all of their guest lists 
No need to amplify our reasons 
When we can botify all of the people 

Don’t give me truth 
This is post-you 
Swear I’ll cut off all the branches 
Throw you back into the trenches 

And there you ‘ll be 
Just without me 
Back to crawing, crawling further 
Up the ladder til you murder

Scream into the Void 

I’m a guilty soul 
I though on my own 
I’d change where we’re going 

But here I still am 
Feeling all scammed 
Broke and still paying 

(Whistling) 

No Instagram Reels 
Or Facebook Lives 
Will get things rolling 

So I’m wondering 
If this is my thing 
And who am I fooling? 

I scream into the void 
I scream into the void 
Nobody answers 
Beholden to their masters 
The algorithms changing faster 
Another stillborn beauty voided again 
I scream into that void 

It’s not people I reach 
Just gatekeeper code 
Love with a price tag 

It’s funny and sad 
A code makes me mad 
And I forget what I came here for 

I scream into the void 
I scream into the void 
Nobody answers 
Beholden to their masters 
The algorithms changing faster 
Another stillborn beauty voided again 
I scream into that void 

Marketing tools 
For all of us foold 
Look at my trajectory 
It might be reversed 
At least I rehearsed 
And nail it later 

I scream into the void 
I scream into the void 
Nobody answers 
Beholden to their masters 
The algorithms changing faster 
Another stillborn beauty voided again 
I scream into that void 

Nobody answers 
Beholden to their masters 
The algorithms changing faster 
Another stillborn beauty voided again

Plastic 

I’m floating like a piece of plastic 
Floating through the air 
I don’t belong, I’m a pollutant 
Welcome nowhere 

I never knew how to make it 
I never knew how to take all of those turns 
In their world 

That’s why I’m turning 
My inside in now 
That’s why I’m burning 
My prison down now 

I wish I was as useful to myself as 
To machines 
I’m plastic like the most of us 
That never get seen 

I never knew how to make it 
I never knew how to take all of those turns 
In their world 

That’s why I’m turning 
My inside in now 
That’s why I’m burning 
My prison down now 

I never knew how to make it 
I never knew how to take all of those turns 
In their world 

I never knew how to fake it 
I never knew how to fake it, taking turns 
With all the world 

That’s why I’m turning 
My inside in now 
That’s why I’m burning 
My prison down now

Light the Liars on Fire 

Lately been feeling kind of vaguely 
Like I should start to say things 
Although I have no way in 

Bubbles causing all my troubles 
They burst not from my squabbles 
Just when I pay them double 

Now I can’t help to be 
The things they need from me 
I’m always one step off trend 

I’m never ahead of time 
No matter how early I’m 
Collateral, expendable 

Light the liars on fire 
Let them burn on the pyre 
All their promises made 
Vanish once they get paid 
After that it’s just me 
And the heaps of money 
I am unwittingly laying down at their feet 
I am unwittingly laying down at their feet 

I hope that all you are 
Is a glitch between our stars 
I hope that all you’ll be 
Is a fleeting memory 

But sadly there’s no way that time-traveling 
Is any way of answering what here and now are asking 

I’m tired of trying to topple giants 
A faceless mob of tyrants but honestly just liars 

Let them burn on the pyre 
All their promises made 
Vanish once they get paid 
After that it’s just me 
And the heaps of money 
I am unwittingly laying down at their feet 
I am unwittingly laying down at their feet 

I hope that all you are 
Is a glitch between our stars 
I hope that all you’ll be 
Is a fleeting memory 
I hope that all I am 
Is a strike right through your plans

Conversations with an Algorithm 

All day locked up in my home 
Staring down my endless phone 
Trying to crack that secret code 
Trying to squeeze into that, into that, into that mold 

We’re searching for life 
On our mobile device 
Oh lo and behold, it’s a conversation 
You can’t win, win ‘gainst the algorithm 
Oh lo and behold, it’s a conversation 
You can’t win, win ‘gainst the algorithm 

All night wide awake in bed 
Lettting the world into my head 
Trying so hard ot let things slide 
Knowing full well it’ll cut me, it’ll cut me, cut me of this life 

We’re searching for life 
On our mobile device 
Oh lo and behold, it’s a conversation 
You can’t win, win ‘gainst the algorithm 
Oh lo and behold, it’s a conversation 
You can’t win, win ‘gainst the algorithm 

You change your song 
And I try changing along 

We’re searching for life 
On our mobile device 
Oh lo and behold, it’s a conversation 
You can’t win, win ‘gainst the algorithm 
Oh lo and behold, it’s a conversation 
You can’t win, win ‘gainst the algorithm 

Oh lo and behold 
That’s how we go 
Oh lo and behold 
That’s how we go

Faith in the System 

I can not love 
What I can not touch 

I can not feel 
Something pre-meditated 

Why am I here? 
Am I only to please? 

Faith, faith 
Why don’t I have a little faith, faith 
In the system and it’s ways? 
‘Stead I scream mindfuck and rape, rape 
I’m too crass for goodness sakes, sakes 
Why can’t I be a litle slave 
To the system and it’s perfect ways? 

I can not see 
A person by watching their feed 

I can not talk 
Through someone’s business mind warp 

Is it just me? 
Should I bow to the machine? 

Faith, faith 
Why don’t I have a little faith, faith 
In the system and it’s ways? 
‘Stead I scream mindfuck and rape, rape 
I’m too crass for goodness sakes, sakes 
Why can’t I be a litle slave 
To the system and it’s perfect ways? 

My need to feel 
Just a dying scream here 

Faith, faith 
Why don’t I have an ounce of faith, faith 
In the system and it’s ways? 
‘Stead I scream mindfuck and rape, rape 
I’m too crass for goodness sakes, sakes 
Why can’t I be a litle slave 
To the system and it’s perfect ways?

But the Boy is Dead! 

I feel so strung out on my own 
No pulse, no vital signs to show 
All my tax returns I’m ready to burn 
Of the universe I’m trying to learn 
Just got this inkling in my head 

Oh, my word, but the boy is dead! 
Oh, my word, but the boy is dead! 

I feel my fuse is about to blow 
Got all this love that needs to grow 
You look at me weird all because of my beard 
Let out a sigh, take out the pruning shears 
While I lay naked on my bed 

Oh, my word, but the boy is dead! 
Snip-snip-snip, chip away at the life of me 
Oh, my word, but the boy is dead! 
Snip-snip-snip, get a line inside of me 
Oh, my word, but the boy is dead! 
Snip-snip-snip, get that clickbait into me 
Oh, my word, but the boy is dead! 
Snip-snip-snip, suck the life right out of me 
Oh, my word, but the boy is dead! 
Oh, my word, but the boy is dead! 
Oh, my word, but the boy is dead! 

I feel so strung out on my own 
No pulse, no vital signs to show 
Oh my CEO are you ready to dance? 
You flash some bling, I soil my pants 
Don’t be a stiff is what you said 

Oh, my word, but the boy is dead! 
That sure don’t mean that he don’t dance 
Oh, my word, but the boy is dead! 
That sure don’t mean that he can’t dance 
Oh, my word, but the boy is dead! 
Everybody’s gotta do the dance 
Oh, my word, but the boy is dead! 
So don’t give me attitude, just dance 
Oh, my word, but the boy is dead! 

KIA 
Oh, my word, but the boy is dead! 
Do it my way 
Oh, my word, but the boy is dead! 
Spotify-a 
Oh, my word, but the boy is dead! 
You are… 
Oh, my word, but the boy is… dead!

I Owe an Explanation to Myself Now 

I believe I owe an explanation to myself now 
To myself now 
All the years I pleased myself by clicking all the likes 
While I was barely half-alive 

Signed out still I know I tried 
Clicked like like a hundred times 
Always replied 
To boost my profile 

Feel lost when I go outside 
Where’s the sex, where’s the sunny side? 
What’s this cold life? 
I wanna be inside 

Oooh, come back to me 
Who’s whispering? 
Oooh, come back to me 
Obey the screen 

Feel anxious when you’re far away 
The next room like the Milky Way 
I can not put you down 
I will not put you down 

But then I cracked like a twig in the cold 
For a minute felt a hundred years old 
I put my phone down 
I let myself down 

I believe I owe an explanation to myself now 
To myself now 
All the years I pleased myself by clicking all the likes 
While I was barely half-alive 

Surface, surface! 
I need to re-surface, surface 
I can see the surface 
Don’t let it drag me down 
Don’t leave me to drown 

Surface, surface! 
I need to re-surface, surface 
I can see the surface 
And sunlight 
Daylight 
Wild life 
My lost time 

I believe I owe an explanation to myself now 
To myself now 
All the years I pleased myself by clicking all the likes 
While I was barely half-alive 

Oooh, come back to me 
Who’s whispering? 
Oooh, come back to me 
Obey the screen 

Oooh, come back to me 
Who’s whispering? 
Oooh, come back to me 
Obey the screen 

I believe I owe an explanation to myself now 
To myself now

Songs from Tuesday

Follow Your Love To The Letter

My head is out there hanging in the rain
I’m always doubtful if I’m really feeling pain 

I worry too much they say 
They worry my head’s in the wrong place 

But that don’t worry me none 
No, that don’t worry me none 

I’m a forest burning as my streams have run dry 
I wish I was learning but I’m just playing with my life 

I worry too much they say 
They worry my head’s in the wrong place 

But that don’t worry me none 
No, that don’t worry me none 

If I was to worry here 
You’d have to change things for the better 
If I was to worry here 
You’d have to follow your love to the letter

I Like Everything That Gets Me Out Of Bed Today 

There’s about a hundred ways 
That we’re not okay 
We’re alone and afraid 

There’s about a thousand hurts 
That we’ve never learned 
To forget and to burn 

There’s about a million things 
That we’re holding in 
That we’re not saying 

I like strawberries and cream 
I like sleeping and dreams 
I like everything that gets me 
Out of bed today 
I’ll take a chance on stupid hopes 
I’ll take a chance if I’m not alone 
I like everything that gets me 
Out of bed today 

There’s a few odd billion of us 
Walking lost 
To a place of love 

There’s about a trillion men 
Little green men 
That are not worth my rhyme

I like strawberries and cream  
I like sleeping and dreams  
I like everything that gets me  
Out of bed today  
I’ll take a chance on stupid hopes  
I’ll take a chance if I’m not alone  
I like everything that gets me  
Out of bed today 

There's an ocean of
An ocean of
An ocean's worth of life we've lost
An ocean filled
An ocean filled
An ocean of mistakes and thrills
But oh, who's counting now?
Let us come
Back to square one

I like strawberries and cream   
I like sleeping and dreams   
I like everything that gets me   
Out of bed today   
I’ll take a chance on stupid hopes   
I’ll take a chance if I’m not alone   
I like everything that gets me   
Out of bed today 

I like turtles and seas
I like big harmonies
I like everything that gets me    
Out of bed today    
I’ll take a chance on stupid hopes    
I’ll take a chance if I’m not alone    
I like everything that gets me    
Out of bed today 

Lost in Spaces 

Hide me in the night 
Where scattered rays of light 
Have come to die 
Let the dark arise 

Slow me down 
To the speed of sound 
If the Earth is flat and round 
Will you stop ranting and bow out? 

I’m lost in spaces 
I can’t escape from 
All these wide spaces 
In none of which I belong 

Feel free to speak 
If I may politely leave 
We got nowhere with total ease 
You won’t listen 
And I won’t hear 

I’m lost in spaces 
I can’t escape from 
All these wide spaces 
In none of which I belong 

No escape for me

The Burglars Are Back In Town 

We’re so lost now, 
We’re so gone now 
We’re breaking in 
Into houses of the people 
We thought we’re in bed with 
For the long haul 
And now it’s a thing 
The clashes of the classes 
And they’re asking 

Have you seen me 
On the cover of a magazine? 
And we’re smiling, we're smiling wide 
Take a look around 

The burglars are back in town 
And we’re taking our money now 
If you insist on keeping your crown 
We’re ripping those diamonds out 

We’re so cross now 
But we’re straight now 
They know they’re up 
’Gainst the real crowd 
Not the breakdown 
Of quarterly crops 

We’re not sorry, we just worry 
’Bout the next few months 
And we’re lying to our babies 
And that’s why we’ve come 

Have you seen us? 
Do we look like giving up? 
And we’re smiling 
Yeah, we’re smiling wide 
Take a look around 

The burglars are back in town 

And we’re taking our money now  
If you insist on keeping your crown  
We’re ripping those diamonds out 

Maria and Luis 
Kimberly and Steve 
Amina and Rashid 
People I’ve never seen 

All over the city streets 
Beautiful anarchy 
No-one needs to bleed 
Just money being freed 

Take a look around 
The burglars are back in town 
’Cause what’s your's was always ours
Yeah, the burglars are back in town  
’Cause what’s your's was always ours

Take Me Back To The Lovely Side 

I’m tired and destroyed 
I gotta be honest, darling 
I’m sleeping awake 
And I don’t know who I’m serving 

All of these years 
I thought that I had found something 
I gotta get real 
A decade of losing my thing 

Take it up with the other side 
Take it up with the greedy I 
Take it, break it 
Take it, break it 
Wake me up on the lovely side 
Wake me up on the lovely side 
Wake me up on the lovely side 
Wake me up on the lovely side of life 

I’m comfortably numb 
Progressing flat out nowhere 
Might be that I’m dumb 
But I always thought this somewhere

Take it up with the other side  
Take it up with the greedy I  
Take it, break it  
Take it, break it  
Wake me up on the lovely side
Wake me up on the lovely side 
Wake me up on the lovely side   
Wake me up on the lovely side of life 

The Hula Hoop Shakes

Hold that thought and stop what you’re doing 
Oh I like, I like what you’re saying 
Quite a day to be slaving away 
So quit that stick and stick with me now 

See how all the trees, they be waving? 
Look at our little sun finally shining 
You know it’s time to leave that spreadsheet behind 
Put some sunscreen on and shift it 

If somebody tells you, if somebody tells you you’re wrong 
Let me just tell them, let me just tell them you’re gone 
’Cause… 

When the hula hoop shakes the world is definitely on break 
The hula hoop shakes I’ll be indefinitely late 
We’re wasting our time here 
When the hula hoop shakes the world is definitely on break 
The hula hoop shakes I’ll be indefinitely late 
We’re wasting our time here 

Surfs up, wish us luck, no more noodling 
If you don’t know yourself, best get googling 
And you will find you need executive time 
So trust yourself and make up stories 

If somebody tells you, if somebody tells you you’re wrong 
Let me just tell them, let me just tell them you’re gone 
’Cause… 

When the hula hoop shakes the world is definitely on break 
The hula hoop shakes I’ll be indefinitely late 
We’re wasting our time here 
When the hula hoop shakes the world is definitely on break 
The hula hoop shakes I’ll be indefinitely late 
We’re wasting our time here 

When the hula hoop shakes 
The hula hoop shakes 
I’m wasting your time here 

When the hula hoop shakes 
The hula hoop shakes 
I’m wasting your time here 

Aah-ooh… 

The world is definitely on break 
The hula hoop shakes I’ll be indefinitely late 
We’re wasting our time here 
When the hula hoop shakes the world is definitely on break 
The hula hoop shakes I’ll be indefinitely late 
We’re wasting our time here

The Bear & The Bird

The Bear 

Simple answers, where can I subscribe? 
I’ve been laying down so long I’ve died 
At least in your mind 

I tower above you my little friend 
I’m a giant in your world and you want me dead 
Hmmm…cold clear night 
Hmmm…winter is nigh 

Way up in the mountains I came across 
A man covered in nothing but some moss 
He said he was boss 

I tower above you my little friend 
I’m a giant in your world and you want me dead 
Hmmm…cold clear night 
Hmmm…winter is nigh 

At your tables love 
I can’t keep losing 
Though King Darwin’s dead 
He’s still choosing 
Without my baby girl 
There’s nothing that I would not do 

So I killed you tonight 
Clawed your face and lit a fire 
Only when nature calls for blood 
Will you wonder if it’s been enough 

For the dead I sing 
For my next of kin 
For a baby born 
Into a world forlorn 

For the dead I sing 
For my next of kin 
For a baby born 
Into a world forlorn

Suiciders 

I never really paid much mind 
To some of my friends talking suicide 
It’s just a thing we talk about 
And no-one ever acts it out 

But that just ain’t the truth no more 
The other day I sunk to the floor 
What if I never got back up 
Would anyone care for what was lost? 

Oh Jesus, will you let me drown? 

I don’t think I’m well to do 
But thanks for asking how ’bout you? 
I know you’re never well yourself 
But today I’d like you to help 

This sure as hell ain’t just a phase 
I’m telling you I’ve lost that race 
The race for happiness and pride 
Neither of which stick by my side 

Oh Jesus, will you let me drown? 

I don’t think I’m well to do 
But thanks for asking how ’bout you? 
I know you’re never well yourself 
But today I’d like you to help me lose 
This aching blues with you 

I don’t think I’m well to do 
But thanks for asking how ’bout you? 
I know you’re never well yourself 
But today I’d like you to help 

’Cause I don’t want to spend my days 
Listening to people with nothing to say 
And I don’t like spending my nights 
Contemplating suicide

Dead Out Of Time 

I am a broken man apart 
I hurt but will not lie to you 
I am what I am 
Just a sham 

I count a hundred things we could do without 
We both, we brought them home with us 
Now home is just a place 
To feel alone 

I fear I’m losing the light 
I’m dead out of time 
And everything just melts into the dark 
I’m losing this fight 
Just ’cause I’m tired 
Of my few words never being right 

You are so beautiful in my heart 
The stars in your eyes I see 
But I can’t breathe 
And I can’t leave ’cause of the 

Fear I’m losing the light 
I’m dead out of time 
And everything just melts into the dark 
I’m losing this fight 
Just ’cause I’m tired 
Of my few words never being right 

Right… 

I fear I’m losing the light 
I’m dead out of time 
And everything just melts into the dark 
I’m losing this fight 
Just ’cause I’m tired 
Of my few words never being right 

I am a broken man apart 
The stars in your eyes I see 
All you’ve done, all you’ve been 
Just a dream

I Don’t Know What To Believe In Anymore 

Hate, it sounds so biblical 
No, what I feel must be a chemical 
Sometimes I’m high just like the Jesus kin 
Right now I’m down with all the rest of men 

Heaven’s gates open up just to rain on me 

You wish you saw it in me 
A love so watered down 
Yeah, nothing’s gonna sting me 
I’m gonna wait it out 

Love, it sounds so casual 
I heart you not, please switch to manual 
Everyone expects only the greatest things 
Of themselves and the world they’re dreaming in 

Heaven’s gates open up just to piss on them 

You wish you saw it in me 
A love so watered down 
Yeah, nothing’s gonna sting me 
I’m gonna wait it out 

’Cause all the people here 
They’ve all found a way 
And I’ll follow them right into our doom 

Yeah I’m down 
With all these other men 
Yeah I’m down 
And I don’t know what to believe in anymore 

You wish you saw it in me 
A love so watered down 
’Cause all the people here 
They’ve all found a way 
And I’ll follow them right into our doom

(I Only Ever Listen To) Oasis 

I’m a little bit hurt 
I’m a little bit lost 
That you don’t know Madonna 
I’m a little bit baffled for us all 

I’m a little bit shocked 
I’m a little bit awed 
By your whole generation 
This shit don’t fly and never will 
Got a few more words for you 

Roll down your window 
And cover your ears 
You will not like what 
You’re going to hear 

All the love I had for you just went out the window 
All the love I had for you is d-d-dead, d-d-dead 
Wish it was more trouble, but it’s really that simple 
My love, my love, my love, my love is dead and gone 

There’s a thing you should know 
And I’m telling you straight 
’Cause I don’t want you not knowing 
So let me lay it out for you 

I only listen to Oasis 
Not because they are the greatest 
Though they are but that is not my point here 
It’s that you don’t know who they are 
But somehow still know Wonderwall 

Roll down your window 
And cover your ears 
You will not like what 
You’re going to hear 

All the love I had for you just went out the window 
All the love I had for you is d-d-dead, d-d-dead 
Wish it was more trouble, but it’s really that simple 
My love, my love, my love, my love is dead and gone 

Fly away, little bird 
Fly away, yes, you heard 
Slide away, songbird 
Fly away, yes, you heard 

All the love I had for you just went out the window 
All the love I had for you is d-d-dead, d-d-dead 
Wish it was more trouble, but it’s really that simple 
My love, my love, my love, my love is dead and gone

The Hurt & The Humour

Hurry 

Hurry, don’t take so long to call 
I’m worried I can’t do this on my own 
And I’m laughing, how much I need you now 
When I’m crashing and my luck won’t turn around 

Those demon eyes are closing in, yeah 
And I am done with holding it in, yeah 

All the love and all the sorrow that I feel 
It’s just like my mama told me, but now it’s real 

Help me, I’m feeling two feet tall 
And I’m trembling like I never did before 
Ah curse this, the only way is through 
But what’s worse is, it doesn’t end here for you 

Those demon eyes are closing in, yeah 
And I am done with holding it in, yeah 

All the love and all the sorrow that I feel 
It’s just like my mama told me, but now it’s real 
Don’t worry about the hurt you’ll cause tonight 
Don’t hurry about the word that wrecks a life 

Don’t worry about the hurt 
Don’t worry about it 

All the love and all the sorrow that I feel 
It’s just like my mama told me, but now it’s real 
Don’t worry about the hurt you’ll cause tonight 
Don’t hurry about the word that wrecks a life 

Don’t take so long to call 
I’m worried I can’t do this on my own 
So please hurry

Beggar Princess  

Hey to you my darling  
Have you looked into a mirror lately  
’Cause I’ve been seeing things  
You’ve grown up so much  
I can’t see the end of you  
You’re head in the clouds and your toes dug in the sand  

I want to steal this  
From you, my beggar princess  
And yes, it’s just a moment  
Of truth with you and me in it  

Hey to you my darling  
I’ve woken up to a morning sun  
That draws a halo ’round your head  
Innocence I’ve mocked  
I’ve laughed in scorn  
But now a look at you is like a slap in my old face  

I want to steal this  
From you, my beggar princess  
And yes, it’s just a moment  
Of truth with you and me in it  

So why should we die?  
So why should we die?  
We’re special, you and I  

We got this far  
To fall apart  
Oh, but no  

Hey to you my darling  
Have you seen me lately  
Ready for tomorrow, with a light in my eyes  

I want to feel this  
Like you do my beggar princess  
And yes, it’s just a moment  
Of truth with you and me in it  

So why should we die?  
So why should we die?  
We’re special, you and I

Skinny Dip  

I’m told that I look younger  
Than I did a few weeks ago  
That I’ve changed from someone sombre  
To someone next to intolerable  

I smile for no good reason  
Yeah, I laugh at the stupidest jokes  
My friends they tell me to cool it  
You’re still recovering from the last Joe  

I wanna skinny dip, dip, skip put me in  
I want your heart but I know you’re suffering  
I wanna skinny dip, dip, skip throw me in  
I want your love but I know you’re lingering  
I want it all, I want it all right now  
I want the truth to take your shape right now  
I wanna skinny dip, dip, skip throw me in  
I want us to fall in love like children  

Word to the wiseass  
I’ve never felt this way before  
So jeer at me if it helps you  
I’m sure you’ve never felt such a fool  

Yeah, all the shit I stuck through  
All of the hope I clung to  
Leave me now  
I’ve never seen so clearly  
Or sounded this damn cheesy  
Take me now  

I wanna skinny dip, dip, skip put me in   
I want your heart but I know you’re suffering   
I wanna skinny dip, dip, skip throw me in   
I want your love but I know you’re lingering   
I want it all, I want it all right now   
I want the truth to take your shape right now   
I wanna skinny dip, dip, skip throw me in   
I want us to fall in love like children 

Homesick 

Cold is the night again 
Of this desert state that I’m in 
The warmth in my bones has gone 
And left me with one final thought 

The flicker of TV screens 
The neon lights in the streets 
The way we’re all happy here 
Far away from what’s dear 

And I feel homesick again 
And I feel homesick again 

My footsteps they echo out 
Through the empty streets of this town 
I thought I heard someone speak 
But there’s no one ’xcept the rain in these streets 

And I feel homesick again 
And I feel homesick again 

Can you be my way out of here? 
This town is built on dead-ends alone 
Can you be my diversion? 
Lift me and dry these eyes 

Don’t let loose of me 
Dry these eyes 

Cold is the night again 
Of this desert state that I’m in 
The warmth in my bones has gone 
And left me with one final thought

Stuck With A Rhyme  

Stuck, stuck, stuck, stuck with a rhyme  
Want to but I can not seem to combine it  
With anything of might  

I want to stick, stick, stick, stick to a plan  
But to conjure up a working one takes a better man  
Than most self-help software tells me I am  

Shush, shush, shush, shush it to death  
Keep ideas from leaving my head  
Collect all my thoughts and put them back to bed  

But then I turn to face a world  

It crossed my mind tonight  
It’s pencil to paper time  
All of this, all of this leaves  
If I get to, I get to be  

Take, take, take all that you can  
I may not be around to blow up this scam  
I wish I had clarity but I’m damned  

Stuck, stuck, stuck, stuck with it all  
Want to but I can not seem to recall what I want  
Or what I’m here for  

And so I turn to face the world  

It crossed my mind tonight  
It’s pencil to paper time  
All of this, all of this leaves  
If I get to, I get to be  

Stuck, stuck, stuck, stuck with a rhyme  
Want to but I can not seem to combine  
Stuck, stuck, stuck, stuck with a rhyme  
Want to but I can not seem to combine it ahead  

You crossed my mind tonight  
Now it’s pencil to paper time  
All of this, all of this leaves  
If I get to, I get to be  
Someone  
Someone  
Someone

The Undertaker 

A winding path to the lake 
Beneath the trees of my grave 
A gentle rain soaks me whole 
At least I’m not here on my own 
The lake it shimmers through the trees 
And sees me 

So the undertaker smiles 
Curse the love he found in time 
’Cause what I’m gonna say 
And what I’m gonna do 
Will hurt you 
I’ve dug another ditch 
I’ve dug another grave 
To fall into 

The lake lay silent and still 
Just as you and I will 
The house guards the water’s edge 
Silent fulfilling its pledge 
The walls they weep from the rain 
Rotten 

So the undertaker smiles 
Curse the love he found in time 
’Cause what I’m gonna say 
And what I’m gonna do 
Will hurt you 
I’ve dug another ditch 
I’ve dug another grave 
To fall into 

No one can burn this house down 
No one can burn this ancient ground 
The water is your mirror here 
No fear 

So the undertaker smiles 
Curse the love he found in time 
’Cause what I’m gonna say 
And what I’m gonna do 
Will hurt you 
I’ve dug another ditch 
I’ve dug another grave 
To fall into

Ugly  

I’m ugly to look at  
I’m ugly to listen to  
Dear God, there’s always something awry  

The machinery kills me  
The days of killing machinery  
Are way in perpetual tomorrow  

I’ve been trying hard  
To just let this go  
I should be trying harder  

’Cause there’s always someone with a smile  
That’ll shiv you  
And there’s always someone that you trust  
That’ll stiff you  
And it’s always someone you love  
Yeah, it’s always someone you love  
And live for  

In your arms I die lying  
Yeah the truth eludes me lately  
Wish I kept it together  

And how I wish I had answers  
But the only answer I can get is  
”Yeah man, maybe tomorrow...”  

I’ve been trying hard   
To just let this go   
I should be trying harder   

’Cause there’s always someone with a smile   
That’ll shiv you   
And there’s always someone that you trust   
That’ll stiff you   
And it’s always someone you love   
Yeah, it’s always someone you love   
And live for 

Life In The Service Of Others 

I never thought I’d crash and burn 
I make nice to a point of no return 
Expectations fly so high 
I drown inside 

Automated sycophant 
An enduring elephant 
I raise smiles, never questions 
Like am I jesting? 

It’s a life on the lines 
It’s a life in the service 
The service of others 

It’s a life on the lines 
It’s a life in the service 
The service of others like you my dear 

The computations in my head 
Tell me when and how to care 
You think it’s love but it’s a system 
Just listen 

One plus one is always three 
It can not work without the me 
Soon as it’s fixed I’ll go on home 
One plus one alone 

It’s a life on the lines 
It’s a life in the service 
The service of others 

It’s a life on the lines 
It’s a life in the service 
The service of others like you my dear 

My head cracks open and your ”love” flows in 
You crack a smile and pat me gently on the head 
Good night sleep tight while I lay waste to your mind 
Admit it to me boy you never wanted life 

It’s a life on the lines 
It’s a life in the service 
The service of others 

It’s a life on the lines 
It’s a life in the service 
The service of others like you my dear

The Fairytale Waltz 

I bask in words of gloom 
I love the fact we’re all doomed 
So while you stand there sniggering 
Beware of the wrath you’re triggering 

But that snigger turns into a smile 
And you won’t step aside 

All of my black days suddenly burst into light ’fore my eyes 
It’s like a childrens book where everything is neat and alright 
I hate a fairytale as much as anyone might 
But it’s time for me to die 

The hell am I to do with you girl? 
Where’s the catch in changing my world? 
Bag up your love and leave me rotting here 
I won’t be no punchline in a romantic comedy 

Am I sure I don’t want to go? 
Well girl, I’m fucked if I know 

All of my black days suddenly burst into light ’fore my eyes 
It’s like a childrens book where everything is neat and alright 
I hate a fairytale as much as anyone might 
But it’s time for me to die 

All of my black days suddenly burst into light ’fore my eyes 
It’s like a childrens book where everything is so neat and so right 
I hate a fairytale as much as anyone might But it’s time for me to die 
Yeah it’s time for me to die 
Tonight I must die

A Song For The Hills 

A song for the hills 
Caught my ear and it gave me chills 
A love so divine 
Blossomed in this heart of mine 

No time like the now 
Whispered my love but I shot her down 
In the veil I’ll remain 
Never see the horizon change 

And should I die of a, a broken mind 
Don’t let me leave before you’ve sung it to me 

Ooh-na-na-na, ooh-na-na-na 
Rest here tonight 
Ooh-na-na-na, ooh-na-na-na 
With the hills in sight 

A song for the hills 
Caught my ear after all these years 
My love I’m tired 
But I will rise to this one last cry 

And should I die of a, a broken mind 
Don’t let me leave before you’ve sung it to me 

Ooh-na-na-na, ooh-na-na-na 
Rest here tonight 
Ooh-na-na-na, ooh-na-na-na 
With the hills in sight 

A song for the hills 
Caught my ear and it gave me chills 
My love I’m tired 
But I will rise to this one last cry 

And should I die of a, a broken mind 
Don’t let me leave before you’ve sung it to me 

Ooh-na-na-na, ooh-na-na-na 
Rest here tonight 
Ooh-na-na-na, ooh-na-na-na 
With the hills in sight 

A song for the hills 
Caught my ear and it gave me chills

The Bear 

Simple answers, where can I subscribe? 
I’ve been laying down so long I’ve died 
At least in your mind 

I tower above you my little friend 
I’m a giant in your world and you want me dead 
Hmmm…cold clear night 
Hmmm…winter is nigh 

Way up in the mountains I came across 
A man covered in nothing but some moss 
He said he was boss 

I tower above you my little friend 
I’m a giant in your world and you want me dead 
Hmmm…cold clear night 
Hmmm…winter is nigh 

At your tables love 
I can’t keep losing 
Though King Darwin’s dead 
He’s still choosing 
Without my baby girl 
There’s nothing that I would not do 

So I killed you tonight 
Clawed your face and lit a fire 
Only when nature calls for blood 
Will you wonder if it’s been enough 

For the dead I sing 
For my next of kin 
For a baby born 
Into a world forlorn 

For the dead I sing 
For my next of kin 
For a baby born 
Into a world forlorn

Christmas on a Mountain

I’m climbing up a mountain 
I’m struggling through the snow 
I seek a little freedom 
In the starry night alone 

So imagine my surprise when 
On the top I spy a soul 
Now we’re joined under the starlight 
To descend again as whole 

To wish a merry merry Christmas 
To your loved ones and mine 

We have come here through the darkness 
We have come here for the light 
Escaped the city and all it’s turmoil 
And the show we call our lives 

I’ve come for peace and quiet 
I’ve come to heal again 
I’m glad you’re beside me 
Yeah, I’m glad to have a friend 

So merry merry Christmas 
To your loved ones and mine
loved ones and mine 
To your loved ones and mine
loved ones and mine 
So merry merry Christmas  
To your loved ones and mine

Now it’s time to leave the mountain 
Now it’s time to get back 
To the souls we share a love with 
Embrace them and just relax 

So merry merry Christmas 
To your loved ones and mine

I Can't Alone

Skinny Dip 

I’m told that I look younger 
Than I did a few weeks ago 
That I’ve changed from someone sombre 
To someone next to intolerable 

I smile for no good reason 
Yeah, I laugh at the stupidest jokes 
My friends they tell me to cool it 
You’re still recovering from the last Joe 

I wanna skinny dip, dip, skip put me in 
I want your heart but I know you’re suffering 
I wanna skinny dip, dip, skip throw me in 
I want your love but I know you’re lingering 
I want it all, I want it all right now 
I want the truth to take your shape right now 
I wanna skinny dip, dip, skip throw me in 
I want us to fall in love like children 

Word to the wiseass 
I’ve never felt this way before 
So jeer at me if it helps you 
I’m sure you’ve never felt such a fool 

Yeah, all the shit I stuck through 
All of the hope I clung to 
Leave me now 
I’ve never seen so clearly 
Or sounded this damn cheesy 
Take me now 

I wanna skinny dip, dip, skip put me in  
I want your heart but I know you’re suffering  
I wanna skinny dip, dip, skip throw me in  
I want your love but I know you’re lingering  
I want it all, I want it all right now  
I want the truth to take your shape right now  
I wanna skinny dip, dip, skip throw me in  
I want us to fall in love like children 

Naive 

So I’m here again 
Like an honest man 
Working hard all day 
Bringing home my pay 

But you spent your share 
On your friends and hair 
You thought I wouldn’t care 
Since I’m never there 

But it feels like you’re making me go 
And it feels like I’m pushed to move on 
I just feel like a puppet in your show 
When you smile it’s just a kind way of saying no 

So now here we are 
With our lonely hearts 
Under the same stars 
Already worlds apart 

And it feels like you’re making me go  
And it feels like I’m pushed to move on  
I just feel like a puppet in your show  
When you smile it’s just a kind way of saying no 

When you smile it’s just a kind way of saying go

A Man With No Dance 

I’m building a grand wall 
To keep all you lovely people in 
You can not leave me here 
Once the wolves start creeping in 

I might build a tower 
To see the horizon and beyond 
I’m building a fortress of love 
But I can’t alone 

Ooh 
Oh no man no 
I’m just a man with no dance 
Ooh 
Oh no God no 
I’m just a boy for romance 

I’m just a man 
With a real good plan 
To save the world 
Make it a better place for Man 
It’s a simple plan 
But all the love it would take 
Just drifted some place... 
Else 

You curse me a dreamer 
You curse me a many evil things 
But you’re welcome to join us here 
’Cause you’re just like me 

Ooh  
Oh no man no  
I’m just a man with no dance  
Ooh  
Oh no God no  
I’m just a boy for romance  

I’m just a man  
With a real good plan  
To save the world  
Make it a better place for Man  
It’s a simple plan  
But all the love it would take  
Just drifted some place...  
Else 

Ugly 

I’m ugly to look at 
I’m ugly to listen to 
Dear God, there’s always something awry 

The machinery kills me 
The days of killing machinery 
Are way in perpetual tomorrow 

I’ve been trying hard 
To just let this go 
I should be trying harder 

’Cause there’s always someone with a smile 
That’ll shiv you 
And there’s always someone that you trust 
That’ll stiff you 
And it’s always someone you love 
Yeah, it’s always someone you love 
And live for 

In your arms I die lying 
Yeah the truth eludes me lately 
Wish I kept it together 

And how I wish I had answers 
But the only answer I can get is 
”Yeah man, maybe tomorrow...” 

I’ve been trying hard  
To just let this go  
I should be trying harder  

’Cause there’s always someone with a smile  
That’ll shiv you  
And there’s always someone that you trust  
That’ll stiff you  
And it’s always someone you love  
Yeah, it’s always someone you love  
And live for 

Reptile I 

Once in a while I’ll get lost 
In the woods where I played as a child 
Clear as today I can see 
All the places I went in my mind 

All my heartache and pain 
Were no baggage that day 

Fighting for something 
Fighting all foul things 
I’ve never felt so alive 
Like I did when I was a child 
Fighting my battles as 
Reptile I 

Seems like today I can find 
All the wars I want to wage in my mind 
So message to you, Reptile I 
It seems that I’ve run out of time 

With this heartache and pain 
Who’s got time to explain 

Fighting for something  
Fighting all foul things  
I’ve never felt so alive  
Like I did when I was a child  
Fighting my battles as  
Reptile I 

Once in a while I’ll sit down 
Pout like a baby and cry 
Shed my skins ’til I’m clear 
Find my way back to Reptile I 

All that heartache and pain 
Will just peel away

Stuck With A Rhyme

Stuck With A Rhyme 

Stuck, stuck, stuck, stuck with a rhyme 
Want to but I can not seem to combine it 
With anything of might 

I want to stick, stick, stick, stick to a plan 
But to conjure up a working one takes a better man 
Than most self-help software tells me I am 

Shush, shush, shush, shush it to death 
Keep ideas from leaving my head 
Collect all my thoughts and put them back to bed 

But then I turn to face a world 

It crossed my mind tonight 
It’s pencil to paper time 
All of this, all of this leaves 
If I get to, I get to be 

Take, take, take all that you can 
I may not be around to blow up this scam 
I wish I had clarity but I’m damned 

Stuck, stuck, stuck, stuck with it all 
Want to but I can not seem to recall what I want 
Or what I’m here for 

And so I turn to face the world 

It crossed my mind tonight 
It’s pencil to paper time 
All of this, all of this leaves 
If I get to, I get to be 

Stuck, stuck, stuck, stuck with a rhyme 
Want to but I can not seem to combine 
Stuck, stuck, stuck, stuck with a rhyme 
Want to but I can not seem to combine it ahead 

You crossed my mind tonight 
Now it’s pencil to paper time 
All of this, all of this leaves 
If I get to, I get to be 
Someone 
Someone 
Someone

The Funny One 

Shame on you 
For speaking the truth 
You fill a room with laughter 
And then someone quotes you wrong 
It’s you that they’re now after 
The papers scream your magic’s gone 

A war on thought 
The lines have been drawn 
You apologize profoundly 
But no-one wants to hear 
Their minds made up completely 
Don’t confuse them with reality 

’Cause son you are the one 
We’re all laughing quietly into our drinks 
But we’re with you son 

We’re the lucky ones 
We’re the lucky ones 
We’re the lucky ones 
’Cause you’re just the funny one 
She’s a lucky one 
He’s a lucky one 
I’m a lucky one 
’Cause you’re still the only one 

So shame on us 
We push but not enough 
You kill a hall with laughter 
You speak our very minds 
Pupil turns to master 
And we hope we’re not left behind 

’Cause son you are the one 
We’re all waiting for someone 
To join our hearts in a song 

We’re the lucky ones 
We’re the lucky ones 
We’re the lucky ones 
’Cause you’re still the funny one 
She’s a lucky one 
He’s a lucky one 
I’m a lucky one 
’Cause you’re still the lonely one, so… 

(Don’t want to save me)
(Go on and save me) 

You’re still the only one standing now

Marina 

I smell pinewood and salmon 
I trot on salt of the Earth 
A thick black smoke is stinging my eyes 
And it’s decidedly silent 
Mmm, my unfurnished home 

I shake hands with every last one 
Be it grandma or baby 
They’ll join hands when I’ve gone 
It makes no difference to me 

Shards of glass 
Now your cup lay broken 

When we meet you may find a sound 
Slowly creeping out of your mouth 
Saying please please let me do this alone 
But I was always there through it all 
Through the storm 
Marina 
Marina 
Marina 
Marina 

I did not come to dwell in this place 
Just to pick up a package 
I did not come to fall from grace 
No, I’m long lost and past it 
Marina 
Marina 
Now your cup lay broken 
Marina 
Marina 
Now your cup lay broken

Dancing With Daisies 

I’ve been laying down so long 
The only feeling’s in my bones 
My eyes have sunk into my skull 
But hey, tomorrow’s the day I get 

Paid for all my services 
I have done my worst to ditch 
I am like an altar boy 
Sweet, humble and destroyed 

Church, yeah that’s where I got to go 
Those priests they have got know 
How to escape that impending doom 
I call my nine to five 
A time-traveled suicide 
And I’m dancing with daisies 

Oh my world you’ve grown so small 
Everybody’s in on it all 
There is no song and no parade 
Just a life, two thirds gone all the time 

Scientists, they gotta make sense of this 
They’ll know how to handle this rift in my continuum 
But wait, what if I’m alien? 
Would that go towards explaning things? 
Or is that just a backdoor? 

I feel fired up 
Quite often enough 
But subject to change I am 
Like any other man 

Oh world of great opportunity 
When accidentally 
Will you exactly be tripping over me? 
It’s not like I find myself 
With all of my time on Earth 
Doing more than dancing with daisies 
Dancing with daisies

Beggar Princess

Beggar Princess 

Hey to you my darling 
Have you looked into a mirror lately 
’Cause I’ve been seeing things 
You’ve grown up so much 
I can’t see the end of you 
You’re head in the clouds and your toes dug in the sand 

I want to steal this 
From you, my beggar princess 
And yes, it’s just a moment 
Of truth with you and me in it 

Hey to you my darling 
I’ve woken up to a morning sun 
That draws a halo ’round your head 
Innocence I’ve mocked 
I’ve laughed in scorn 
But now a look at you is like a slap in my old face 

I want to steal this 
From you, my beggar princess 
And yes, it’s just a moment 
Of truth with you and me in it 

So why should we die? 
So why should we die? 
We’re special, you and I 

We got this far 
To fall apart 
Oh, but no 

Hey to you my darling 
Have you seen me lately 
Ready for tomorrow, with a light in my eyes 

I want to feel this 
Like you do my beggar princess 
And yes, it’s just a moment 
Of truth with you and me in it 

So why should we die? 
So why should we die? 
We’re special, you and I

Trail Of Lies 

Hello 
From a mind hell-bent and lost 
A ripple of pretty soothing words 
Always at someone else’s cost 

Yeah, I’ll do this right 
Think I’ll tear myself apart 
Right down to my treacherous heart 
See if it’s something you still want a part of 

Hello, I’m here 
And I’m sick and tired 
Leaving a trail of lies 
Yeah, my heart it cries 
And my tear-stained face 
Can’t wash away those lies 

Hush now heart 
You can never take it back 
Once it’s out there in the cracks 
It’ll fester and maybe break your back 

Hello, I’m here 
And I’m sick and tired 
Leaving a trail of lies 
Yeah, my heart it cries 
And my tear-stained face 
Can’t wash away those lies 

Have I a soul 
You can bring yourself to 
Love as a whole 
With all my queer exceptions 
I’m not the rule 
So will you just sit down and breathe 
With me 

Hello, I’m here tonight 
And I’m sick and tired 
Leaving a trail of lies 
Yeah, my heart it cries 
And if I don’t come clean 
No, this can’t be my life 

This can’t be my life

Sea Of Pleasantries 

I’m floating on a sea of hubris 
And the servile few keep growing 
Into a school of mini-mes 
I’m living like I always wanted 
My words are people’s gospel 
And it affects my mind, my friend 

I can not keep things to myself 

Dearie me 
I’m floating on a sea of pleasantries 
’Cause no-one tells me no 
And I don’t say please 
Or any of those other niceties 
’Cause that shit’s just weak 

The other day I felt like sharing 
So I handed my wisdom down 
And it caused a pretty scene 
Some shout at me, but I’m not worried 
I’m protected by laws I loathe 
And therefor disregard 

I find myself the perfect man 

Dearie me 
I’m floating on a sea of pleasantries 
’Cause no-one tells me no 
And I don’t say please 
Or any of those other niceties 
’Cause that shit’s just weak 
That shit is just weak 

There were shots from some poor dummy 
I never said to take my meaning by the word 
Dear listener, don’t worry about me 
I’m up here safe and sound 
In my precious ivory tower 

From a great big height 
I see your plight 
Now fight

Sick Song 

You pull me out this godforsaken jungle 
Of imposing on all my misery 
I’m leaving behind a life faded to grey tone 
Flushing red with a lovesong 

You’re holding up my light again 
A light I thought I’d lost 
How easily it burns again 
Without drugs, creed or cost 
You have passed across that line 
A line I thought stood firm 
You will prove me wrong again 
My lines don’t pose a halt for you 

I’m sick on the floor 
I hate all that I’m writing 
The birds outside seem to be mocking me 
There’s too much white noise 
Too much words that only mean half-things 
But here I stand with a lovesong 

You’re holding up my light again 
A light I thought I’d lost 
How easily it burns again 
Without drugs, creed or cost 
You have passed across that line 
A line I thought stood firm 
You will prove me wrong again 
My lines don’t pose a halt for you 
For you 
For you 
For you