Lyrics

For those of you that like to dig a little deeper into the heart of songs, here’s the lyric sheets from the song collections available here.

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Cracked Horizon

Something Strange

You know I’m a disbeliever
But I wouldn’t put on my coat
and leave you now on your own

Something strange is circulating
Something strange is complicating
all my days
but I don’t mind
cos I got you
I got you
I got you
and you to me are all that I need

My body’s racked and bent over
The railroad track and Loco motor is baring down
But I don’t care
cos I got you
I got you
I got you
and you to me are all that I need

Devils and Demons?
Well you can keep that crap
Heaven’s promise?
Well you get take it back
Cos I don’t want it anyway

Cracked Horizon

Yes I like you as a concept but, in reality you’re a jerk
Your forthright manner always puts a spanner in my works
“He always was an impatient child” says his mother tragically
“He never could wait for Christmas Day and he sure couldn’t wait for me”

That was then, this is now
That was then, this is now
Nothing has changed

The weekends come and the weekends go
In a pool of sweat and alcohol
Nothing is fun anymore
Leaving your friends on permanent pause
Always wanna be in someone else’ company
Wishing you were far away and you normally are
Yes, you’re so blunt and arrogant
You would have made a good M.P.

That was then, this is now
That was then, this is now
Nothing has changed

Losing yourself in a million ways
For nothing is harder than living these days
And the sun sets on a Cracked Horizon
And you fail to shine

Spent half of your existence on the floor
Drinking cheap wine smoking dodgy cigarettes
You would set the place alight
In American brogues and Prince of Wales check
And we were like lovers –
Hated each other on first name terms
And we were like the others
with of mutually exclusive concerns

That was then, this is now
That was then, this is now
Nothing has changed

Losing yourself in a million ways
For nothing is harder than living these days
And the sun sets on a Cracked Horizon
And you fail to shine

Inside

Inside

Please someone save me from this drop
My heart lies a long way down
Please don’t push me from the top
You lips move but there is no sound
I can’t talk right now.
I just want to hide
Keep all my feelings locked inside

Please someone save me from this fall
My heart lies bloodied and bruised
Please don’t come around or call
I feel wounded and used
I can’t talk right now.
I just want to hide
Keep all my feelings locked inside

Guitar Moses

Guitar Moses

We searched the stars and for signs
You sent the angels blind
With acts both cruel and kind
As you always did
You had Zealots running scared
Sleepy iconoclasts were snared
Your songs messed with our brains
Again and again

Guitar Moses – you anaesthetised my pain

Electric prophet fully armed
The waves parted on command
You had love running from your lips
It broke us into bits

Guitar Moses – you anaesthetised my pain
Guitar Moses – you anaesthetised my pain
We’ve watched you now………………

Risers

Intoxicated, inebriated, Soho bound,
Nightly Kings – neon crowned
Don’t shout us down cos we’re the ones
That tell you we’ve seen the sun.
You could be raising the roofs tonight
Flying the banner of truth and right

Risers (Risers) – bring this Circus down
Risers (Risers) – drive it out of town

Emotions saturated, happy bound
Nightly Kings, neon crowned
Don’t go wasting your clever heads
Rise like Shelley’s lions instead
You can the plastic and skit off home
On the drunk-filled fast Amersham

Risers (Risers) – bring this Circus down
Risers (Risers) – drive it out of town
Risers (Risers) – bring this Circus down
Risers (Risers) – drive it out of town

I’m Ready Now

Everything seemed against me
Every direction turned out wrong
Every glass looked half-empty
The winds of change felt so strong
Then came into my life and now you’re lifting me up, up, up

I’m ready now (X2)
I’m ready now to move on

You raise me up the heavens
With the help of your hands
Now I know where I’m heading
Destination – Promised land
With the smile upon my face
Always an answer to my question.

I’m ready now (X2)
I’m ready now to move on

People picking holes in my heart another sin to save me from
Before I turn to stone – I’ve got different road to travel on

ways of escaping everyday life

Golden Gap

We climb higher

To find a blind spot

We sense the daylight dying

Breathing deeper

We bend out bodies

Sense the evening sighing

 

Rest upon my golden cap

Sit upon my golden cap

 

We surrender

Sweat all over

My receptors dance and sing

Moving faster

Our skins upon the earth

Testosterone and oestrogen

 

Rest upon my golden cap

Sit upon my golden cap

 

Overlooking the beach and sea

 

Stars as bright as an African sky

Hush is that voices approaching?

 

Rest upon my golden cap

Sit upon my golden cap

 

Organ of Zero

Out in the open with a bare chest and Chopin

Wonders are where there are magical days

Out after dark

With a red wine and Mozart

Wonders are where there are magical days

 

All this thinking is turning my thoughts into treacle

Oh, maybe deep down inside hides an organ of zero

 

Showing off his Yorkshire beef

Let down by his British teeth

Wonders are where there are magical days

Hearing Clarinets and violins

Seeing Angels and Cherubim

Wonders are where there are magical days

 

All this thinking is turning my thoughts into treacle

Oh, maybe deep down inside hides an organ of zero

 

Stuck at the bar

With a flag pole and Elgar

Wonders are where there are magical days

Parisian riots

Girls kicking Stravinsky

Wonders are where they are magical ways

 

All this thinking is turning my thoughts into treacle

Oh, maybe deep down inside hides an organ of zero

Crossing the Bridge

Crossing the Bridge

I feel your breath

I hear your words

Why do you not give me love?

Maker of broken dreams

Creator of empty life

 

Crossing the Bridge

I sense you there

In the dark around

Why do you not lay me down?

Softly in silent dreams

Cradled in living arms

 

I can touch you now

I can reach you now

Touch you now

Reach you now

 

Crossing the bridge

I hear you voice

Its rhythm floats

Across the river that sings

To lovers in naked dreams

Hiding their western hearts

Your Truth Resides With Me

No great scribes shall write eulogies for you
Great crowds won’t chant your name
But they all ignore
What a life is really for
Your truth will reside with me

Oh, dear Rose, the world was like your clothes
Sometimes it just seemed too big
But for all that you touched
I thank you so much
Your truth will reside with me

Stars shall explore
But none as bright as you
Your light shall shine on through
And when life is unkind
There’s a place that I can find
Where your truth resides with me

Red Dust

From dry land just flesh from bloodied soil
Born from sacrifice paid with precious stones and oil

Red Dust
Dead Earth
Old Life
New Birth

I sing tunes echoes of ancient truth
Through our deeds reap the harvest of our youth

Red Dust
Dead Earth
Old Life
New Birth

Gonna Leave Me Now

It’s clear by the way we’re living
All the love that you’ve stopped giving
You’re gonna leave me now
It’s clear from the games you’re playing
And the affection you’re been delaying
You’re gonna leave me now

You gonna leave me now ( x2 )

It’s clear by the way you’re acting
And those new friends you’re attracting
You gonna leave me now
It’s clear from the trust you’re betraying
That our love is decaying
You gonna leave me now

Please tread softly on my dreams
As you walk out of the door

You gonna leave me now (until fade)

child of vulgar tongue

Son of a Builder’s Son

I look at screens my head goes dumb

The Doctor says “You had it coming!”

I look at screens and suspect facts

Corrupt files and crooked stats

 

Well what do you expect from the son of a builder’s son?

Well what do you expect from the son of a builder’s son?

What do you expect?

 

I’ll meet you where the Angel shines

The people bark, the traffic whines

 

Well what do you expect from the son of a builder’s son?

Well what do you expect from the son of a builder’s son?

What do you expect?

 

I doubt you

I do

I doubt you too

 

Can’t hear you speak – I shut you out

The doctors says “It’s in his genes to scream and shout”

 

 

Warm Bed

 

Washing up still soaking in the sink

Reminder of last night’s munchies

Going to work – can’t face that stink

Let me taste your alcohol lips

 

Warm bed warming arrives with the post

Cloudy headed feeling

Don’t wanna get lost on the underground

Rather be lost in your warm arms

 

Don’t wanna wait in the rain for the late

And crowded bus arriving

Don’t wanna be chained to routine

Rather be chained to your warm bed

Bedroom Philosophy

 

Suddenly there you are

Brain educated

Mind frustrated

Emotions saturated

You want to make it

Your politics complicate it

 

You spent years

Behind – back – ruminating

Suffocating

Bedroom vegetating

Drug abuse

Thin excuse

9th floor recluse.

 

And there you are:

That little voice inside

Starts talking wild

Whispering sense – announcing miracles

 

Something deep inside

Becomes activated

Over-stimulated

Ambition motivated

Criticised

Internalised

Ego mobilised

And there you are:

That little voice inside

Starts talking wild

Whispering sense – announcing miracles

 

Emotional Cover-Up

 

What are up to?

What are you doing these days?

Are you still into that political stuff?

Why do you talk so loud?

And what about your music

I thought you’d have had enough?

 

I don’t know where you’re coming from

And I don’t know where you’re been so please don’t get too near

Curse that impatience that makes you bubble over

Brush your teeth and always wear a smile

 

Emotions gatecrash just when you’re having fun

You feel rejected and unprotected

Emotional cover-up

Young Marc is doing well He’s going up in flames

Did you feel how strong his handshake is?

Did you hear about his sister?

We nearly lost her in a car crash – Luckily she only suffered a broken heart

 

Therapy with the radio – conversations with the TV

You’re egotistic – hedonistic

Emotional cover-up

 

3 am – call me up again you never ever, ever, stop talking you never

Obsessional behavior OK I’ll check you out later

I swear man I’ll see you around

Sometime

 

Hurting inside with the things people say

Morals twisted

Allies enlisted

Emotional cover-up

 

 

There was a Time

 

There was a time when you wore a Fred Perry

But that was before a grew a fat belly

From always sittings in front of the telly

And eating all that food so smelly

But then you met a girl called Shelley

You said that she made you so happy

You were glad

 

But life didn’t turn out be so happy

Shelley went off with a girl called Gary

You had a divorce so messy

It cost you a pretty penny

You took it bad and you went crazy

And now you drinking brew for brekky

That’s so sad

On the Goodbye Train

 

Holding thoughts and warm hands

We stand sad in January air

And collect ourselves together

 

Don’t want to wave to the goodbye train

All my friends leaving on the goodbye train

 

We talk of love and history

Speaking beautiful words

That crack the silence

 

Don’t want to wave to the goodbye train

All my friends leaving on the goodbye train

 

Speaking beautiful words

Breaking the silence

 

sparkles

I Will Wait

 

Love don’t rise early in this bed

I try to touch you but you move away

I try too hard you say to me

Why is that so wrong, I fail to see?

The distance that comes between us

When you respond you’re just faking it

My words they pass right through you

I can read your mind I’m not taken in

 

For as long as it takes,

For you love I will wait,

I will wait

 

I never thought love would go testing me

I never thought love could be so cruel

I feel the pain each day I live

But I’m so afraid of losing you

 

Repeat Chorus

 

I know I should leave before I’m hurt anymore

But I keep recalling your sweet, sweet love

It’s just self- sabotage all this hanging on, but I can’t myself

I keep hoping and praying for the return of your sweet, sweet love

 

Repeat Chorus ( x2 )

 

Loveglue

 

And when you’re down and you’re feeling worn

When your emotions are tired and torn

Well I will see you through

I promise to always rescue you

 

Cos we’re unbreakable

Me and you

Cos we’re held together with Loveglue

Held together ( X2 )

 

And at those times

When you feel you just want to cry

And at those times

When you get so high

We don’t need anyone, our love to sanctify, oh, no

 

Repeat Chorus

 

My faith in you will always be super strong

In the test of trust we face

Our love is our bond

Our love is our bond

 

Repeat Chorus until end

 

Surrendering

 

Every day, I swear that you’re the past

I lose my way, my resistance doesn’t last

I try my best, but I keep falling short

I fail the test; it seems that I’ve been caught

Don’t want to waste any more of my precious time

But when you show your love I soon change my mind

 

Whenever you’re not here

I keep pretending

That you’re no more than a friend

But once when you are near

My knees start bending

I start surrendering

 

Every day, I look for something new

But I lose my way; all my thoughts lead back to you

Don’t want to waste any more of my precious time

But when you show your love I soon change my mind

 

Repeat Chorus

 

Oh, please go away now, though it hurts me to say it

I just can’t carry on in this way now

With my head messed up and my feelings spinning around and turned upside down

 

Repeat Chorus

I start surrendering ( repeat till end )

The Joy of Small Things

Fate rolled a bad dice
But I’m not complaining
Design or coincidence
There’s so much remaining
Your tears baptise my face
Your words give me strength

You can reap your heartfelt beliefs
And wait for those bells to ring
Heaven is a lover for keeps
And the joy of small things

You can reap your heartfelt beliefs
And wait for those birds to sing
Heaven is a lover for keeps
And the joy of small things

Fate dealt a bad hand
But I’m not complaining
There’s a chance with every change
Something good remaining
Your arms protect me
Your smile raises me up

You can reap your heartfelt beliefs
And wait for those bells to ring
Heaven is a lover for keeps
And the joy of small things

You can reap your heartfelt beliefs
And wait for those birds to sing
Heaven is a lover for keeps
And the joy of small things

You’re History Now

Time they said would heal – But it’s not changed the way I feel
I never felt so much pain – It’s hitting me hard again
Please vacate my life -I’ve told you once, I’ve told you twice
All my words just seem in vain – You’re invading my space again

I wanna tell you – You’re history now my friend
All my feeling bad and feeling sad‘s at an end
I wanna tell you – You’re history now my friend
To the past you belong I’m finally moving on

No matter what you say
I’m not going back to live that way
All those days are dead and gone
I’ve had enough of desperation

I wanna tell you – You’re history now my friend
All my feeling bad and feeling sad‘s at an end
I wanna tell you – You’re history now my friend
To the past you belong I’m finally moving on

You only wanted everything
Ours was a past that couldn’t last
But I’m getting away from you and never gonna come back

I wanna tell you – You’re history now my friend
All my feeling bad and feeling sad‘s at an end
I wanna tell you – You’re history now my friend
To the past you belong I’m finally moving on
Time they said would heal
But it’s not changed the way I feel

Perfect Time Bomb

From Gandhi to Stalin

Currents swirling around my electric head
This is the start I feel that I’m half dead
My legs are heavy and my thoughts begin to bend
I’m hanging on like a drunk to a friend
I can feel that it’s calling me
I can feel it taking hold of me

Help I’m falling from Gandhi to Stalin
Help I’m falling from Gandhi to Stalin

Can’t hold together I just wanna split
I wanna leave this I want no part of it
People so concerned with the everyday
It’s enough to make me lose my way
Losing balance something’s isn’t right
Don’t let that man out tonight

Help I’m falling from Gandhi to Stalin
Help I’m falling from Gandhi to Stalin

Whenever I’m near you I just start to shake
A physical reaction my doctor says there are pills that I can take

As Long as I’m With You

People trying to tell things I know
This crazy stupid world just won’t let me go
People searching for answers in the sands
Jumping up and down with books in their hands

As long as I’m with you
I can hold the world at bay
I roll into the night and cross over into day
As long as I’m with you

They‘re selling me a story that makes no sense
It’s all part of the glory and the innocence
People want to know where they’re going
But I’m happy left alone with all the things I’ve known

As long as I’m with you
I can hold the world at bay
I can roll into the night and cross over into day
As long as I’m with you
I can keep myself on track
I can ride every wave
Keep the troubles off my back

As long as I’m with you
I can face down this world
I can face down this world

Captain Scott

I’m the type of guy who puts their hands into fire
Just to see if I can touch the flames
I pace around my room all because of you
Walk in pouring rain like some crazy fool
But I gave everything and paid the cost
I Thought I’d won but found I’d lost
Gave everything
I thought I’d reached the end But found I’d not
like Captain Scott

I wonder if you ever read those love letters that I wrote to you
With cold frozen hands, from cold frozen lands?

I’m the kind who puts their hands into fire
Just to see if I can stand the pain
Instead I stand in stone, alone in Waterloo place
Lovers just walk by, never looking at my face

But I gave everything and paid the cost
I Thought I’d won but found I’d lost
Gave everything
I thought I’d reached the end But found I’d not
like Captain Scott

I wonder if you ever read those love letters that I wrote to you
With cold frozen hands, from frozen winter lands?

A Cliché Away

Tired of living and the things that you do
Endless parade of clowns and fools
But this is one prison from which you cannot escape
You treated him well heaven knows with far more style you wore his clothes
Too much giving and not enough take

He’s just a cliche away
He’s just a cliche away

He’s changed so much since you first met
Sweet compliments are now bitter threats
Dreams of riches are now financial debts

He’s just a cliche away
He’s just a cliche away

And if he wants to fall down – then let him
And if he wants to touch the ground forget him
Why should you follow?

Like so many others he turned out to be a fake
Bruises on your face the ugly face of a domestic situation that just had to break

He’s just a cliche away
He’s just a cliche away

Like is so desperate because of his of plans
He’s pushing ‘H’ and you’re pushing prams
A cliched existence that could only crash land

Remember Wilson

Voices at the bar
Whispering Coup d’etat
Don’t speak too loud, boys
Joined at the hip
With the Surrey Apparatchiks
Remember Wilson

We’ll stop your kicks
Of beer and chips
We’ll laugh out loud
We’ll smoke out rats
From Council flats cos we’re allowed

Soldier green suits
And big black shiny boots
They’ll know their station
We’ll put the Union flag
On every shopping bag
To cheer the nation

When things get tough
And we’re had enough
Just wait and see
We’re call your bluff
And get real rough
As rough can be cos we’re allowed
Remember Wilson
Remember Wilson

Jellyhead

I got myself arrested cos I had nothing better to do
I went and got my head tested they said I thought a lot like you
I got myself baptised cos I had nothing better to do
I went and stole the Nobel Prize I got bored of waiting in the queue

And when I’m in this space
I’m like a zebra on a roundabout
And when I‘m in this space
I’m like a bear with a jelly head
And when I’m in this space
I’m like a zebra on a roundabout
And when I‘m in this space
I’m reckless like a bear with a jelly head

I got myself nationalised I feel so better now
I got myself sanitised don’t ask me how
I kidnapped the PM it was more fun than reading a book
I covered him in tattoos to see how it would look

And when I’m in this space
I’m like a zebra on a roundabout
And when I‘m in this space
I’m like a bear with a jelly head
And when I’m in this space
I’m like a zebra on a roundabout
And when I‘m in this space
I’m reckless like a bear with a jelly head

Never Be Happy?

Well you speed into town
With a snarl on your face
Looking so spick and span
But so devoid of grace
The world is just like you
You arrogantly boost
You spit out all your views
Along with your morning toast

But you’ll never be happy
The world and its riches will never sow your stitches

Well you act just like God
Somebody’s fate in our hands
But you soon rant and rave
When things don’t go as planned
This world is not for giving
You claim with certainty
But does it owe you a living?
Well in that case, maybe

You’ll never be happy
The world and its riches will never seal your kisses

For you enough is never enough
You just wanna be left to do your stuff

But you’ll never be happy
The world and its riches will never grant your wishes

All Roads lead to London

All roads lead to London
Feeling numb and bored out your skull
In a sleepy backwater hole
Nothing to do and nothing to see
You can’t be who you want to be and
All of your friends have gone
It is time you were moving on

All roads lead to London
All roads lead to London

Killing brain cells in the countryside
Only thing that makes you feel alive
Chasing dreams on an overnight
Bodies exploding like dynamite
All of your friends have flown
Aren’t you tired of being alone?

All roads lead to London
All roads lead to London
Lead to London
Lead to London

Feeling numb and bored out your skull
In a sleepy backwater hole
Nothing to do and nothing to see
You can’t be who you want to be

Skins of Steel

I Don’t Want You Around

You can wear the right shirt
Dishing out the daily dirt
You can watch the passing skirt
As you bring your hammer down
You can use the right verbs
Cleaning up the city kerbs
You can separate the nerds
As you bring your hammer down

One day you send me up
The next you send me down
I don’t care what you have to say
I just don’t like your ways
I don’t want you around

You can pull the right strings
You can wear those fancy things
You can camouflage your sins
As you bring your hammer down

One day you send me up
The next you send me down
I don’t care what you have to say
I just don’t like your ways
I don’t want you around

And you can make loud with your wild hallelujahs
You can disappear when the suits comes to sue ya
You can take cover when the crowd comes to do ya
I don’t want you wasting my time

I don’t want you around

Skins of Steel

If I ever want to sell my soul
Now I know exactly where to go
Tongues of fire sets the truth ablaze
You hide behind articulate phrase

Those Skins of Steel
Well they can’t change
No they can’t change what you feel

You can take but you can never keep
Remember what you sow one day you’ll reap
Your weasel words mean nothing at all
Like birds they rise, like stones they fall

Those Skins of Steel
Well they can’t change
No they can’t change what you feel

I won’t be naked and cold
We’ve still got what you have sold
You may think you are strong
One day we’ll prove you wrong

Those Skins of Steel
Well they can’t change
No they can’t change what you feel

Trashed

We pass each other in the street
And just like strangers we don’t speak
Where’s our history now?
And do you even care anyhow?
Deep inside I know
We are a finished show

All this stupid silence well you know it’s gone too far
Our love lies empty like a burnt and shelled out car
We’re trashed out

I see the lips I used to kiss
I see the smile that I still miss
My skin still wears your name
And I still feel the same and that won’t change
Deep inside I know
I have to let you go.

All this stupid silence well you know it’s gone too far
Our love lies empty like a burnt and shelled out car
We’re trashed out

I won’t forget the good times
And I don’t regret a single day with you

Where’s out history now?
And do you even care anyhow?

Katie Pike

There’s no one like Katie Pike She’s out of reach and out of sight
I would swap this world and everything in it
To have her love for just one minute
I want to set the world alight with Katie Pike

There’s no one like Katie Pike She’s out of reach and out of sight
If I could be for just one second
The object of her fascination
Then I would know what heaven’s like with Katie Pike

Oh I wish she needed me
Oh I wish she needed me
Like I need her

And if she turns away now
This love will conquer somehow
Her name is music to my ears
I’ll sing it proudly for years

There’s no one like Katie Pike She’s out of reach and out of sight
I would sell my soul back to the devil
Divide my numbers up by zero
Just to have one night with Katie Pike

Oh I wish she would need me
Oh I wish she would need me
Like I need her

And if she turns away now
This love will conquer somehow
Her name is music to my ears
I’ll sing it proudly for years

There’s no one like Katie Pike She’s out of reach and out of sight
I want to set the world alight with Katie Pike
I want to set the world alight with Katie Pike
I want to set the world alight with Katie Pike

Hard on my Heels

I’ve just commercialized my body
I’m buying in and selling out
Walk around my skin
I’m balancing – well just about

Voices sound around my body
I hear them scream I hear them shout
Raw life in the air
I taste it with my pen and mouth

Hold me up cos life’s hard on my heels
Hold me up cos life’s hard on my heels

I’ve just consumed the countryside
My cheque book spent I’m satisfied
Take it home to hoard
In packages of glass and board

Hold me up cos life’s hard on my heels
Hold me up cos life’s hard on my heels

All Week Long

She’s sitting in the road and screaming at the traffic
Watching all the pretty lights go by
The buildings stand together like cereal packets
Beautiful shapes against the London sky
24/7 – She’s crazy all week long
24/7 – She’s crazy all week long

And if you could fix the chaos in my head, she said
Then you’d be my savior above
And if you could mix the music in my head, she said
Then you’d be my DJ of love

She’s sitting in the road and looking like a pop star
Blazing like a thunderstorm
High heel trainers and erotic no-brainers
A corporate funded uniform
24/7 – She’s crazy all week long
24/7 – She’s crazy all week long

And if you could fix the chaos in my head, she said
Then you’d be my savior above
And if you could mix the music in my head, she said
Then you’d be my DJ of love

She’s sitting in the road and screaming at the traffic
Watching all the pretty lights go by.

Shop Around

Don’t get dizzy cos he’s your new manic man
He may look pretty but he can get out of hand
He may look cute with his hands in your pockets
Plugging in to your power sockets
First he does this,then he does that
Kissing you tender,then leaving you flat so

Shop around, Shop around
Whatever you do
Shop around, Shop around
Promised me to now

You may not be Bronte with a frozen tip pen
But I can see you’re chasing all those crazy eyed men
You think it’s smart to dip into the bargain bin
But it will break your heart cos there’s no gold within
First he does this, and then he does that
Kissing you tender, then leaving you flat

Shop around, Shop around
Whatever you do
Shop around, Shop around
Promised me to now

All her friends they are so ready to shame her
But she thinks she is a Lion tamer, But oh, no!

First he does this, then he does that
Kissing you tender, then leaving you flat

Shop around, Shop around
Whatever you do
Shop around, Shop around
Promised me to now

Moral Crusade

She sits in her bedsit room contemplating afternoon
What can she do today?
I walk might pass some time away

This existence its killing her
This existence its killing her
Willing her to stay
Living it Joan’s way

She catches a band every week moves so easy on her feet
Comes home looking fail and weak she never seems to eat

This existence its killing her
This existence its killing her
willing her to stay
Living it Joan’s way

She won’t hide
Won’t be locked inside
From those dressed up in white on a moral crusade again

Falls asleep at 3am when she wakes its night again
What can she do today?
A walk might pass some time away

This existence its killing her
This existence its killing her
Willing her to stay living it Joan’s way

She won’t hide
Won’t be locked inside from those dressed up in white on a moral crusade

Birthright

Truthfulness

He never ever loved you
Your name was only in the song because it rhymed
He never ever told you
His thoughts were with someone else – all the time

For some swap hearts
Just cut and paste
But they grow empty souls
And their riches turn to waste – turn to waste

When he said he loved you
It was only words he knew you wanted to hear
And when he said you were the only one
It was only words to stop the waterfall

For some swap hearts
Just cut and paste
But they grow empty souls and their riches turn to waste
Turn to waste.

Hold on, for one day you’re find that you can give again
Hold on, for one day you’re find that you can live again

Truthfulness may hurt you
But desperation is no place to hide
Beware those – with incongruous smiles
For they sound – and are – hollow inside

For some swap hearts
It’s just cut and paste
But they grow empty souls and their riches turn to waste
Turn to waste.

Hold on, for one day you’re find that you can give again
Hold on, for one day you’re find that you can live again

The Art of Floating

Wondrous arms, holding you up
You know you’re never gonna drop
Again into the deep water stop

Taste it on her lips
Taste it on her mouth
On her hands, her fingertips
And watch as a boat goes drifting by
And watch as a boat goes drifting by

Oh, never again, no more liquid fear ever
Oh, never again, you have found the art of floating

Everything’s alright
The end of your progression is firmly in your sight
And you can do lengths with the girls
Sexual innuendo in curls

Oh never again, no more liquid fear ever
Oh never again, you have found the art of floating

Coming up for air
A swimming pool in London with the bullies in your stare
And watch as they splash water by
And watch as they splash water by

Oh never again, no more liquid fear ever
Oh never again, you have found the art of floating

Coming up for air
The art of floating

Breaking Up Inside

Oh, oh, I’ve been breaking up inside since you’re been gone
Angry words I exchanged with you
Firing bullets into our hearts
Let me tell you not a word of this is true
I been so sad since we’re been apart

Oh, oh, I’ve been breaking up inside since you’re been gone

Scribbled words on a pencil pad
A farewell note stained with tears
Now my days are an endless drag
And my nights go on for years

Oh, oh, I’ve been breaking up inside since you’re been gone

And those pictures which you hung on my wall
In stupid anger I tore them down, down, down, down
Let me tell you
I didn’t mean that at all
I was just acting the clown
You know I’m good at that
You know I’m good at that
You know I’m good at that

Oh, oh, I’ve been breaking up inside since you’re been gone

Birthright

I will not give up
I will not give up my birthright
I will not give up
I will not give up my birthright
Although you say I have no claim
Giving me none well that’s your aim
Refuse to respect my dignity
With force on your side you prosecute me

I will not give up
I will not give up my anger
I will not give up
I will not give up my anger
Although you try to scare it away
Say it’s not necessary anyway
But when we use it and speak as one
You answer us with tanks and guns

I will not give up
I will not give up my defiance
I will not give up
I will not give up my defiance
Destroy this planet to make a fast buck
Lets talk plainly you don’t give a fuck
The devil may go by many names
Pain and suffering, hate and shame

I will not give up
I will not give up my birthright

Brother II Brother

In this stone house,
built on hope and sacrifice
No words are spoken
in this place silence holds sway
Our hearts are open
Though we’ll forced to say goodbye.
Spirits unbroken
What you see is what you get

Brother to brother (I talk to you)
Brother to brother (You talk to me)
Brother to brother (I talk to you)
Brother to brother to brother

These deep emotions
They will help to make us strong
Our light reflected
In the faces carrying on
Presence no barrier
In this house music transcends
One day, one hour we will reach our end

Chorus
Brother to brother (I talk to you)
Brother to brother (You talk to me)
Brother to brother (I talk to you)
Brother to brother to brother

Now I know what people mean
When they say love is the greatest force
But we never give we just wait or hesitate

In this stone house,
Built on hope and sacrifice
No words are spoken
In this place silence holds sway
Our hearts are open
Though we’ll forced to say goodbye.
Spirits unbroken
What you see is what you get

Rosses Point

Walking out on Rosses Point
Watching the sea roll in
Feel the cold Atlantic wind
Freeze the blood – from your face
Watch as every footprint you make
Appears and disappears with a blink of an eye
See the late afternoon fade
Festooned in colours against the Sligo sky

See some lovers walk the beach
Strolling gently, hand in hand
The tide signs its signature
In shake like patterns – across the sand

Hear the poets metre as you clock the kilometers in your car
Hear the poets metre as you clock the kilometers in your car
And all at sea – there’s no one but me

Walking out on Rosses Point
The 21st century closing in
Don’t let it steal your beauty
Now your children are returning – home

Hear the poets’ metre as you clock the kilometers in your car
Hear the poets’ metre as you clock the kilometers in your car
And all at sea – there’s no one but me

Walking out on Rosses Point
The 21st century closing in
Don’t let it steal your beauty
Now your children are returning – home

Sing for Patrick

We live in a world that shy’s away
We live in a world that shy’s away
Hiding behind, well used lines
Euphemism, shaded lies

We live in a world
That’s lost its soul
We live in a world
That’s lost its soul
We got washing machines
Nuclear submarines
Silicone can talk

Sing for Patrick
Sing, sing, sing, sing for Patrick
Sing for Patrick
Make it alright!
Make it alright!

Afternoons in a single room
Afternoons in a single room
A single man
With a simple plan
To teach this crazy world to rhyme

Sing for Patrick
Sing, sing, sing, sing for Patrick
Sing for Patrick
Make it alright!
Make it alright!

If love don’t find a way

When all’s said and done when the bullshit gone
All that left is emotion
At the end of the day, when you scrape away
All that’s left is feeling
And all those- verse chorus verse middle eight verse chorus
Well it don’t add up to much
Because inside us all what we’re looking for
Is some human touch

Oh, listen up (you’ve got to say what you want this time)
If love don’t find a way we’re through
Oh, listen up (you’ve got to say what you want this time)
If love don’t find a way we’re through
Oh, listen up!

Howling wind on a London street
An old lady falls to the ground
She’s badly hurt blood pours from her head
I rush and hold her hand
A small crowd gathers – Some shoppers just walk by
An Angel with a mobile phone dials 999
The ambulance comes and I hear someone whisper
its just like that programme on TV”

Oh, listen up (you’ve got to say what you want this time)
If love don’t find a way we’re through
Oh, listen up (you’ve got to say what you want this time)
If love don’t find a way we’re through
Oh, listen up!

And when the sun shines, sometimes, I see a small glimpse of paradise
And when the sun shines, sometimes, I feel I’m nearer the truth….
Of it all

What if love itself is a selfish act?
What if people don’t really care?
What if we only give in order to receive?
Well we all have family and friends, others lovers too
But in the end, is it really enough?

Oh, listen up (you’ve got to say what you want this time)
If love don’t find a way we’re through
Oh, listen up (you’ve got to say what you want this time)
If love don’t find a way we’re through
Oh, listen up!

Face

I’ve been walking solitaire
Early morning the rain soaks through my trainers
I’ve been working hard to sweat it out
All the pain and all the doubt but I’m a sole campaigner

I see your face baby wherever I go
I see your face baby you know, you know, you know
I see your face baby everywhere I go
What the eyes don’t see, the mind don’t know
But what the eyes don’t see, the heart still knows

I can change the way you look
From CMYK to RGB But it never helps me
For in this pixel world the real sun never illuminates me

I see your face baby wherever I go
I see your face baby you know, you know, you know
I see your face baby everywhere you go
What the eyes don’t see the mind don’t know
But what the eyes don’t see, the heart still knows

Please don’t say that you’re had enough
Are you sure you want to delete my love?
Please don’t say that you’re had enough
Are you sure you want to delete my love?

I’ve been walking solitaire early morning
The rain soaks through my trainers
I’ve been working hard to block it out
All the pain and all the doubt but I’m a lone campaigner

I see your face baby wherever I go
I see your face baby you know, you know, you know
I see your face baby everywhere you go
What the eyes don’t see the mind don’t know
But what the eyes don’t see, the heart still knows

There 4 U

Gone is the time when you could busk it boy
Now is the time when you’re got to trust it boy
The days are past when just acting cool is enough to see you through
The days are past when just acting cool is enough to see you through

I’ll be always there for you
When you’re down and feeling blue
I’ll be always there for you

You tried to live your life
Like lines from a song
But you found out too late
That your heroes were wrong
The days are past when just acting cool is enough to see you through
The days are past when just acting cool is enough to see you through

I’ll be always there for you
When you’re down and feeling blue
I’ll be always there for you

The dream runs so deep inside of you
Its there for keeps and driving you
The faith is burnt so deep you never lose
A vision of the Promised Land

I don’t wanna see
I don’t want to see you weep
And trash all your highs and crash on your feet
Testing your senses a thousand times holding on loosely to the edge of time
Testing your senses a thousand times holding on loosely to the edge of time

I’ll be always there for you
When you’re down and feeling blue
I’ll be always there for you

Your Salvation

In the kitchen you’re breaking bread with another man
Thanking heaven you’re got salvation in your hands
It’s so gentle, it’s so pure
To your loneliness and your need well it’s the cure

Thanking heaven you’re got salvation in your hands
It’s so gentle, it’s so pure
To your loneliness and your need – well it’s the cure

In the kitchen you’re passing bread to another man
Thanking heaven that you’re got your saviour in your hands
To the faithless it will never make sense
Falling heads over heels in love with your nemesis

You need it (you need it)
You feed on it (you feed it)
You bleed on it (you bleed it)
Your salvation (you greed it)

In the kitchen that silver foil cooked you so well
It took you to heaven and that silver foil took you to hell
It’s not cool and it’s not neat
Exchanging yourself
For the myth of the street

You need it (you need it)
You feed on it (you feed it)
You bleed on it (you bleed it)
Your salvation (you greed it)

People like you know that hell is just a place
That occupies a space inside our heads
Put up the good fight but it seems you lost
Your pretty face the cost

You need it (you need it)
You feed on it (you feed it)
You bleed on it (you bleed it)
Your salvation (you greed it)

I Can See Again

I’m in trouble again can’t hold on to the energy
That flows through me
Like a battery that will never ever die

I’m in trouble again
Can’t stop the bitterness
The tenderness that demands caress
With an everlasting sigh

And all I want is a love that can reach you.
Cos the love inside – is the one that can teach you

I’m digging deep again
Grasping hold of the images
That speaks to me of Self analysis
That the world will never know

And all I want is a love that can reach you.
Cos the love inside is the one that can teach you

I’ve been lost in the dryness
I found the water to keep me
I paid the cost of separation
But I’ve found the source of celebration

I can see again
The colours astound me
The clarity, that flows through me
With eyes that never sleep