Love, Please

 

You are unique

You are one of a kind

You’re not the same as me

Love, please

What’s the next move?

You got me on my toes

Choking on sugar

Love, please

 

Dream dream dream

Under heavy sheets, under pressure

Breathe breathe breathe

You’re a submarine with no captain

You can do anything

Well so can anyone else

You talk so confidently

Love, please

It’s in the digits

Proof you’re quite a catch

I’ve heard you moan in your sleep

‘Love, please’

 

Dream dream dream

It’s your treasure and it’s your weapon

Breathe breathe breathe

All the pleasures of self deception

 

Well the pleasure is mine

The pleasure is all mine

 

Dog Eyes

 

I lost my keys

Two times this week

I lost my cash to cigarette machines

I lost my appetite to TV screens

I love my sleep to the party scene

Oh I fear my hands are empty

Every time I look, every time I look

 

I lost my youth to a bitter soul

I lost my manners to birth control

I lost my temper to being told

I lost my hopes to building walls

Oh I fear my hands are empty

Every time I look, every time I look

 

I shouldn’t have you

I shouldn’t have you

Don’t stand there with your dog eyes

 

I lost a friend to jealousy

I lost my man to reckless dreams

I lost a love to self pity

Oh I lost track, nothing I can keep

Oh I fear my hands are empty

Every time I look, every time I look

 

I shouldn’t have you

I shouldn’t have you

You’re still here with your dog eyes?

Fishing on a land that’s dry

 

Oh it’s a tough circle to break

Why you stand there with your dog eyes?

Go back to what I’m sure of

Rain on windshields, corners of bars

Before I lose my mind

 

There’s nothing I can keep, nothing I can keep

 

I shouldn’t have you

(Thought I would grow out of it, so hard to kick the habit)

I shouldn’t have you

(Better safe than sorry - it’ll bite me in the morning)

I lose everything I call mine

(I’ll go back to what I’m sure of - rain on windshields, corners of bars)

Don’t you stand there with your dog eyes (why you stand there with your dog eyes)

Don’t tell me, gonna be different this time

 

Bee Suits

 

Despair doesn’t suit me well and neither does the urge to prove you wrong

Here I go again, I lose myself a little bit to feel some warmth

You show up in the dark and say my eyes reveal the secrets that I kept

I watch how you unfold a history I didn’t know I had

 

And I, I, I

 

I bite my tongue and I bite my tongue

And I walk a tightrope high above the city

I look down and the people buy flowers and drinks

I look down and the people wear bee suits and sting

I look down and the people in corners are fading

I look down and the people look down

No one ever looks up

 

And you can tell it to the universe or to the bedroom wall that isn’t yours

You can only build my image from the souvenirs you’re hiding in your drawers

I’m a piece of art, to your delight, I’m breathing boredom, breathing dust

And I don’t care to win but I’m confused now who of us has truly lost

 

But I bite my tongue and I bite my tongue

And I walk a tightrope high above the city

I look down and the people buy flowers and drinks

I look down and the people wear bee suits and sting

I look down and the people in corners are fading

I look down and the people look down

No one ever looks up

 

Stripping naked isn’t opening up

Getting lonely isn’t sobering up

Curling your lips isn’t showing love

It isn’t showing, love

 

And I, I, I

I bite my tongue and I bite my tongue

And I walk a tightrope high above the city

I look down and the people buy flowers and drinks

I look down and the people wear bee suits and sting

I look down and the people in corners are fading

I look down and the people look down

No one ever looks up

Future Memory

 

I want more

One more

It shivers and shakes

It trembles and aches

But one more

 

Pile up

High up

No ceiling, no roof

No floor left unused

Keep it coming

 

After me the flood

Pile up

High up

Climb up

Head above water

After me the flood

High up

Pile up

Climb up

 

I’m a future memory

Speaking with my mouth full, oh

Everybody’s in it

Everybody’s winning

I’m a future memory

Speaking with my mouth full, oh

Everybody’s in it

Everybody’s winning

 

One more

Just one more

As long as it lasts

The radio blasts love songs

I want all

All of it

Here comes overdose

The nausea grows

Pitch black vomit

 

I’m a future memory

Speaking with my mouth full, oh

Everybody’s in it

Everybody’s winning

I’m a future memory

Speaking with my mouth full, oh

Everybody’s in it

Everybody’s winning

 

After me the flood

(One more)

 

I’m a future memory

Speaking with my mouth full, oh

Everybody’s in it

Everybody’s winning

I’m a future memory

Speaking with my mouth full, oh

Everybody’s in it

Everybody’s winning

 

Everybody’s in it

Everybody’s in it

Everybody’s swimming

Everbody’s swimming

After me

Spell

 

Go out in the winter

Go out in the grey

Go it alone and tell no soul

You’ve gone away

 

I’m not in your pictures

I’m not on your mind

I’m nowhere, I’m nowhere, I’m nowhere

I’m from some distant time

I’m a ghost

 

And I don’t wanna see you when you’re under

Someone else’s spell

 

Go out in the winter

Go out in the grey

Go it alone and tell no soul

You’ve gone away

 

I’m a storm in a bottle

Put it in the corner

Frost on the windows

Crystals in the morning

 

I don’t wanna see you when you’re under

Someone else’s spell

 

I’m a storm in a bottle

Put it in the corner

Frost on the windows

Crystals in the morning

Did you notice what the cold did?

Everybody hides

I’m nowhere, I’m nowhere, I’m nowhere

I’m from some distant time

I’m a ghost

 

And I don’t wanna see you when you’re under

Someone else’s spell

Devils In Details

 

I just wanna feel something real

Push a cigarette against my skin

I don’t necessarily regret my words

It’s just that they spin and twist and turn

When they leave my mouth

Why won’t I just count the feathers of blackbirds?

Why won’t all those sounds just quietly wait their turn?

 

Dirt under my fingernails

Latex gloves and no one sees

I have to touch the ceiling still

In my dreams

I hear the marble crack and china break

 

I got my hands dirty for you, you

 

I just wanna feel something real

Lay my body down, the rain comes in

What is there for me to keep

If I want nocturnal beasts but then I fall asleep

Devils in details, details in dollars

The dollars control us

How can I go to heaven?

 

Smile until my jaws are sore

Taste of blood between my teeth

I’m standing here outside your door

The elite is gonna watch their garden fence in flames

 

I got my hands dirty for you, you

I Want Out

 

I hide dynamite under the sink and I

Fold my fingers round a pocket knife and I

Keep one eye on the bedroom door

While I leech in someone else

 

I roll my dices

But they seem loaded

Hear advises

But they seem coded

Fuel to fire, fire takes over

Breaks my bones so slow

 

Inside I cry like a wolf to the moon

But in these lights I’m blind and mute

I’m scared, what’s everybody doing

I want out

 

And all you do is talk about you

All you do is you

 

Maybe next time, is the bottom line

I put my hopes into your sons and daughters

I feel the water up to my lips

Search for words from the mouths I kiss

 

Inside I cry like a wolf to the moon

But in these lights I’m blind and mute

I’m scared, what’s everybody doing

I want out

 

Come and get me, make me wild

It’s not our fault, it’s not our time

 

And all you do is you

 

Inside I cry like a wolf to the moon

But in these lights I’m blind and mute

I’m scared, what’s everybody doing

I want out

Crazily Sane

 

It’s my shadow on the wall

It’s my shadow that you dance with

And if I turn off the light you always seem to find the matches

 

And I find you with your heart bare

And I don’t know how you strained it

But I feel myself evaporate till I forget what my name is

 

It’s a language you don’t speak

But it speaks to you

Seductive and sweet

It’s hard not to keep something that’s keeping you

Crazily sane

Crazily sane

 

You drag me up so high

Then you blame me, and you hate it

Well if I’m the monster, don’t come here

To ask me how to tame it

 

It’s a language you don’t speak

But it speaks to you

Seductive and sweet

It’s hard not to keep something that’s keeping you

Crazily sane

Crazily sane

Wicked Sun

 

Oh wicked sun

In the long run you’ll burn dark

Sway with your rays

With your summer

With your sparks

I fear the day you’ll show your heart

Where do I run

Where do I end

Where do I start

 

We get another course to eat

We get another pill to sleep

We get one more remote to bleep

We get another pic to swipe

Another place to hide

Another chance, we try

 

There’s a big wave

Coming for us

In the distance

I can see it

Just keep driving

We’ll outrun it

Our system

Knows a shortcut, baby

Oh

 

It rains and it rains in the faint and shallow light

I wait and I wait and I stare with bloodshot eyes

In dreams I wrap myself in forest fires

Till someone falters by to hold me tight

 

We get another course to eat

We get another pill to sleep

We get one more remote to bleep

We get another pic to swipe

Another place to hide

Another face, we smile

 

There’s a big wave

Coming for us

In the distance

I can see it

Just keep driving

We’ll outrun it

Our system

Knows a shortcut, baby

Oh

Letting Go

 

What do you mean, am I okay?

Do I look troubled?

All of my friends doubting my sanity

Do I look troubled?

They think that I’m up to something unusual

Something quite strange

Now skip the illusions

The castles of rainclouds

This losing game

‘You shouldn’t be doing this’

‘You shouldn’t be doing this’

 

A childish routine, is that what you’re saying?

Bursting my bubble

Like I lie here inhaling a dangerous radiance

Amidst all my rubble

Like you know what I want

Like you know what I pray for

You shouldn’t be doing this

 

Letting go is a trick

Letting go is a trick you can learn

 

Oh my, I meant to kiss you with these lips

You think are dry, oh they’re obscure

Now all the statues under cobwebs

Roll their eyes and point me to the door

Oh my I meant to kiss you

I shouldn’t be doing this

 

Letting go is a trick you can learn

Letting go is a trick

 

The Art Of Escape

 

I think I’m coming down with a fever

Though they say it’s just hot in here

Whispers on the street

But when I look back, people look away

In burning fear

Fell back to what I’m sure of

Rain on windshields, corners of bars

I long to be a part of it

Take me to the heart of it

 

When I push my hair back do you recognise me

Do you know my face?

Do you recall how we fell in the snow

Wrote our names in footprints

For the people in the planes?

How you said we mastered

The art of escape

 

Do you feel it buzzing in the streets

Something’s happening, happening

Bells in the distance

Church doors open

Save us all from sin

Do you see me

Do you know my face

Do you feel it buzzing all over this place

I’m standing right here, I’m standing right here

 

When I push my hair back do you recognise me

Do you know my face?

Do you recall how we fell in the snow

Wrote our names in footprints

For the people in the planes?

How you said we mastered

The art of escape