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Simple Stuff

We sat all night around a table
Trying to string three words together
Time has come
And by the way, mineís a double
By the way, mineís a double

Lucky for some
We donít understand
Everything we hear
We just pick out the simple stuff

Simple stuff
We donít need all those complications
Weíre tough stuff
And weíve got no intentions


 

 

Pride

Mother says
Sister says
D'ya mind if I laugh at you?
D'ya mind if I sing with you?
Daddy says
Brother says
Make us proud of you
Do something we can't do
Do it

John waits
Barry hates
They think I'm headed for a fall
They hope I'm headed for a fall
Peter says
Julie says
I think it's time you stop stalling
We think it's time you start falling
Fall


The Puppet

I practice my fall
For practice makes perfect
Chained to the wall
For maximum hold
The window too far
Too far from my legs
Oh, open the door
And let out the cold

You knew about this
With your head in your hands
All along
I was the puppet
I was the puppet

Trampolineís broken
Ceiling has come down
The ache in my back
Tells me somethingís gone wrong
Rocking horse rocks
As the wallpaper peels
Curtain would like to know
What he has done

You knew about this
With your head in your hands
All along
I was the puppet
I was the puppet

Weíre the salt of the earth
And we know what to say
Weíre the salt of the earth
We know our place

You knew about this
With your head in your hands
All along
I was the puppet
I was the puppet


Broke My Neck

I forget
Just what I meant
Broke my neck
Lost respect
It was my fall from grace

I object
Is what I meant
Lost all track
And away I went
No sign of face-to-face
No chance of face-to-face

I helped myself
I couldnít help myself
I helped myself
I couldnít help myself
I tell myself
Go on and help yourself
You can help yourself
I canít help myself

No sign of face-to-face
No chance of face-to-face

 

The Subject

You know exactly what is good for you
Bottle love and no dictionary
Shoving your face into anyone
Skating around the subject
With your skin undone
Rubbing your fingers into anyone

So far so good but whatís good for me?

You know just exactly what is good for you
Bottle love and no dictionary
Tell me what you're thinking is good for me
Bottle love and no dictionary

Skating around the subject
Is my skin undone?
Mating with the subject
Subject, anyone?


Fuel

There is an easier route

Have you had enough
Of your infancy, well?
Would you pass me the bit
Between Heaven and hell?
Thereís an easier route
The hypotenuse
By bypassing the tongue
Home and dry and unstuck

Come and get me
Iím coming ready or not
I can learn you
A few minor things
A hymn to learn and sing

Falling over ourselves
Never bothered to choose
Do they laugh at your need?
Are they changing to you?

Thereís a book on the floor
Many pages for me
I can fit it too well
Do you know what that means?

Come and get me
Iím coming ready or not
Falling over myself
Getting ahead of you...

Have you had enough
Of your infancy, well?
Are you planning the move
Between Heaven and Hell?

You can teach me
A few major things
Some animal things
Some hymns to learn and sing

Come and get me
Iím coming ready or not.....

 

Way Out And Up We Go

When I asked for money
You would give me alcohol
Wasnít being funny
When I said no ifs at all

Iím thinking thoughts too late
No linking
I wonít wait

When I wanted coffee
You insist on alcohol
When I said no maybes
You would give me ifs, thatís all

A message wrapped in paper
Each passage wrapped in paper
Wrapped in paper made for us
Wrapped in paper made for us

Some meaning sent to someone
Each read it, passed it on
Passed it on to one of us
Passed it on to one of us

Crumpled on the mattress
Best you cover up
Hardly in the bad day
When you donít get up

He made it
Wrapped in sackcloth
Afraid of it
Had to back off
Backed off into one of us
Backed off into one of us

Ten seconds
You canít see it
Old record
Laugh my way out

Way out and up we go
Out of the way and up we go

Never Stop

Good God, you said, is that the only thing you care about
Splitting up the money and share it out
The cakeís being eaten straight through the mouth
Poison poised to come back in season
For all the ones who lack reason

Measure by measure, drop by drop
And pound for pound, weíre taking stock
Of all the treasures still unlocked
The love you found must never stop

The king is dead and long live the people who aim above
All the simple stuff never understood
Like right from bad and wrong from good
Deny that you were ever tempted by the lie
That thereís an answer in the sky

Measure by measure, drop by drop
And pound for pound, weíre taking stock
Of all the treasures still unlocked
The love you found must never stop...

Never stop...


Angels And Devils

Call it a day
When night becomes a mad escape
Forgetting the things you mean to say
When all the right words come too late
And everything falls out of place
Under the pillow
Out of the race
Out of the window

Devils on my shoulder

So so happy
When happiness spells misery
And mister me
Hoping to be
Where ugliness meets beauty
And if youíll see
The demon in you
The angel in me
The Jesus in you
The devil in me

Angels on my shoulder

Called it a day
When night became my bad escape
Forgetting the things I meant to say
When all the right words came too late
And everything fell out of place
Under the pillow
Out of the race
Out of the window

Devils on my shoulder
Angels coming closer

All You Need Is Love
(The Beatles)

Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love.
There's nothing you can do that can't be done.
Nothing you can sing that can't be sung.
Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game
It's easy.
There's nothing you can make that can't be made.
No one you can save that can't be saved.
Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be in time
It's easy.
All you need is love, all you need is love,
All you need is love, love, love is all you need.
Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love.
All you need is love, all you need is love,
All you need is love, love, love is all you need.
There's nothing you can know that isn't known.
Nothing you can see that isn't shown.
Nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be.
It's easy.
All you need is love, all you need is love,
All you need is love, love, love is all you need.
All you need is love (all together now)
All you need is love (everybody)
All you need is love, love, love is all you need.

Over Your Shoulder

Look over your shoulder
Iím here
The face on your head looks older
Weíre here

Never gonna change
Never gonna disappear
Stars shine down on me tonight
Doors close tight

The day of departure
Is near
The ears on your head
Donít hear

Never gonna change
Never gonna disappear
Stars shine down on me tonight
Doors close tight

Victims fall
Ghosts descend
You get scared and Iíll defend
I really care then Iíll pretend
The good and bad right to the end

Look in the cellar
Weíre here
Iíve been meaning to tell you
Iím here

Never gonna change
Never gonna disappear
Stars shine down on me tonight
Doors close tight

Victims fall
Ghosts descend
You get scared and Iíll pretend
I donít really care but Iíll defend
The good and band right to the end
End...

Look over your shoulder
Iím here
The face on your head looks over
Weíre here
Never gonna change
Never gonna disappear...

Ship Of Fools

In the bedroom you will find her
All your life is dead
Everything you do reminds her
Step lightly and beware

Hark the herald angels singing
All the holy bells are ringing
Hark the herald angels singing
Singing singing singing

Every journey, every station
Every twist and every turn
Signposts your destination
Rivers of no return

Hark the herald angels singing
All the holy bells are ringing
Hark the herald angels singing
Singing singing singing

All aboard
Ship of fools...

Head in the stars youíre heading for home
In search of dreams that you can call your own
Call your own

In the bedroom you will find her
All your life returned
She sucked you in and lit the fire
Struck you up and watched you burn

Hark the herald angels singing
All the holy bells are ringing
Hark the herald angels singing
Singing singing singing

All aboard
Ship of fools...

Head in the stars
Heading for home

Run Run Run
(The Velvet Underground)

Teenage Mary said to Uncle Dave
I sold my soul, must be saved
Gonna take a walk down to Union Square
You never know who you're gonna find there
You gotta run, run, run, run, run
Take a drag or two
Run, run, run, run, run
Gypsy Death and you
Tell you whatcha do
Marguerita Passion had to get her fix
She wasn't well, she was getting sick
Went to sell her soul, she wasn't high
Didn't know, thinks she could buy it
And she would run, run, run, run, run
Take a drag or two
Run, run, run, run, run
Gypsy Death and you
Tell you whatcha do
Seasick Sarah had a golden nose
Hobnail boots wrapped around her toes
When she turned blue, all the angels screamed
They didn't know, they couldn't make the scene
She had to run, run, run, run, run
Take a drag or two
Run, run, run, run, run
Gypsy Death and you
Tell you whatcha do
Beardless Harry, what a waste
Couldn't even get a small-town taste
Rode the trolleys down to forty-seven
Figured he was good to get himself to heaven
'Cause he had to run, run, run, run, run Take a drag or two
Run, run, run, run, run
Gypsy Death and you
Tell you whatcha do

Paint It Black
(The Rolling Stones)

I see a red door and I want it painted black
No colors anymore I want them to turn black
I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes
I have to turn my head until my darkness goes
I see a line of cars and they're all painted black
With flowers and my love both never to come back
I see people turn their heads and quickly look away
Like a new born baby it just happens ev'ry day

I look inside myself and see my heart is black
I see my red door and it has been painted black
Maybe then I'll fade away and not have to face the facts
It's not easy facin' up when your whole world is black

No more will my green sea go turn a deeper blue
I could not foresee this thing happening to you

If I look hard enough into the settin' sun
My love will laugh with me before the mornin' comes

I see a red door and I want it painted black
No colors anymore I want them to turn black
I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes
I have to turn my head until my darkness goes

Hmm, hmm, hmm,...

I wanna see it painted, painted black
Black as night, black as coal
I wanna see the sun blotted out from the sky
I wanna see it painted, painted, painted, painted black
Yeah!

 

Friction
(Television)

I knew it must have been some big setup,
Our action just would not let up.
It's just a little bit back by the main road,
Where silence spreads and mended holes.

I start to spin a tale, you complain about my diction,
You give me friction, you give me friction.

My eyes are like telescopes,
I see it all backwards, but who wants hope?
If I ever catch that ventriloquist,
I'll squeeze his head right into my fist.

Some come of(?) trackin' it in, oh what is it, what's the prediction?
I bet you it's friction.

I had to sneak, get out of school, I didn't return.
Oh, stop this head motion said the sales,
You know all us boys are gonna wind up in jail.

Well, I don't want to grow up, it's too much contraction,
And too much friction (friction), but I dig fiction (friction),
In the (?) about fiction (friction), F, R, I, C, T, I, O, N.

 

Rollercoaster

Letís go
Do the caterpillar
Freak show
In a hall of mirrors
Move on Ďtil thereís nothing left
Do the levitation on the wall of death

Move a little closer
Move a little closer
Move a little closer
Ride the rollercoaster

Enter this world of mine
To find me
Leave it while your downhill slides
Behind me

Hip-hop
Do ya understand me?
Flip-flop
Iíve got to go
Got me
Got me where you want me
Donít I
Donít I just know?

Move a little closer
Move a little closer
Move a little closer
Ride the rollercoaster

Iím laughing about the things youíre attacking
Keep saying what you say, itís all been said before
It doesnít really matter when you chitter chitter chatter
ĎCos all it is is talking

Ghost train
Stopping at my station
Helter skelter down the wheel of life
Gotcha!
Got the motivation
Motiveís
Braking tonight

Move a little closer
Move a little closer
Move a little closer
Ride the rollercoaster

Changing this world of mine
With sparkle and shine
Out of orbit and out of time
This world will be mine

Tell me itís true
Ride boldly ride
Planet to planet
Shoreline to sky

Of all the things
In all this world
The saddest thingís
The saddest girl
Donít you just know?

Move a little closer
Move a little closer
Move a little closer
Ride the rollercoaster

Watchtower

Skin deep and sinking
Your fingerprints will stay with me
Always Iím thinking
Of how you left your dirt on me
On me

What was I thinking of
To give you a part of me?
I canít get the stuff off
Forever inside me

Say the word and I will come
Burning like the golden sun
Say your will will be done
Your star is shining out in everyone
Everyone

Canít stop believing
Lifeís great untouchables
Canít keep from dreaming
Dreams turn to doubles

How did it get to this?
I never saw it come
How do I get to miss
What Iíve never done?

Say the word and I will come
Burning like the golden sun
Say your will will be done
Your star is shining out in everyone
Everyone

Polly

Sally-Anne got Summer Sam
And Polly put the kettle on
I met a man in Amsterdam
He told me that the pound was strong
And London Bridge was falling down
So Jimmy put the gas-masks on
We swear we swear we wouldnít dare
Then everybody came along

Donít think you can take it
One more time to make it wrong
Donít think I can risk it
Another heavy biscuit, no

Can I beat the count of ten?
Iím lying just to stay alive
Damning my soul again
Taking a dive
Trynna survive

Whereís it going to take you
And howís it going to make you feel?
You canít even spell it
So how you gonna tell if itís real?
A bomb blew up my shelter
I never even felt a thing
I brushed away the dust and
Gave olí Jimmy Custer a ring

Donít think you can take it
One more time to make it wrong
Donít think I can risk it
Another heavy biscuit, no

Can I beat the count of ten?
Iím lying just to stay alive
Damning my soul again
Taking a dive
Trynna survive

Colour Me In

Crash! Here it comes
Is it nearly over?
Flames, up in smoke
Thatís the way it burns
Every motherís son
Knows heís going nowhere
Brave and then broken
Thatís the way it turns

Lost in the tide
Into the ocean
Dust turns to dust
And surf to surf
Trying to slip my life
Into slower motion
Me to earth

Colour me in
Red alert
For all of that sin
And all of that hurt

Hey, who am I?
Yeah, who am I?
Lost in the mirror
Is that really me?
Canít bear to look
Look into my own eyes
I donít see the man
That I want to be

Colour me in
Red alert
For all of that sin
And all of that hurt

Antelope

Sheís got everything on her mind
Heíll take anything he can find
Small horizons fill her eyes
Got his eyes on her in the sky

Thatís the sound going down
Underground, on the ground
Charlie clown wore a crown
In my town
In my town

Sheís an antelope in her mind
Heís a waste of hope and her time

Thatís the sound going down
Underground, on the ground
Charlie clown wore a crown
In my town
In my town

Hurricaine

Heading for the midnight sun
Weíll meet on top of the world above
Looking down on everyone
Hate in our hearts and talking love
Talking love...

Driving through the moonlit rain
Two souls lost in a downpour, we are
Looking for a hurricane
Hoping for a shot at a shooting star

Everybody wants to
Everybody wants to now
Everybody wants you
Everybody wants you now

Are we gonna chase the storm
A silver blaze to Parthenon
Spiritís looking for a home
Trynna keep the lights shining on

Everybody wants to
Everybody wants to now
Everybody wants you
Everybody wants you now...

Jonny

Smell the smell of victory
Clicking the clocks to give us time
Ringing the bells of history
And making them chime

I donít know where youíre coming from
I just know that Iíve been here too long
Trynna get the message through
Youíll never be me and Iíll never be you

Somebody got theirs after me
Wants me deep beneath the ground
Heís either gonna save or bury me
Six feet down

I donít know where youíre coming from
I just know that Iíve been here too long
Trynna get the message through
Youíll never be me and Iíll never be you

The Fish-Hook Girl

See the girl with the fish-hooks in her
See the boy in another prayer
See the cross slipping through his fingers
Going, going, gone nowhere
See the man with the necrophilia
Got boxes full of hair
The streets are God dead willing
Someone dying in the dead air...

Hey now...
What am I doing here?

Pick your god and pray heís out there
And hope he hears your voice
Our knees are at the altar
Be sure you make the right choice
See the man with his necrophilia
Got boxes full of hair
The streets are made for killing
Someone dying in the dead air

Hey now...
What are we doing here?

See The Horizon

One of these days Iím gonna make up my mind
To crawl or take flight
Yeah, one of these days Iím gonna take what I find
And look for the rest in the next life
We all start kneeling before we can run
We all come in dreaming and we all die young

Everybody wants you now
Now your wings are open
Everybody asks you how
You were never broken

You thought you could keep your eyes on
Spinning the world on its heels
You said you could see the horizon
As you fell asleep at the wheel
Some want it aching and some want it numb
All of us waiting for someone to come

Everybody wants you now
Now your wings are open
Everybody asks you how
You were never broken

One of these days Iím gonna make up my mind
To crawl or take flight
Yeah, one of these days Iím gonna take what I find
And look for the rest in the next life
We all start kneeling before we can run
We all come in screaming and we all die young

Everybody wants you now
Now your wings are open
Everybody asks you how
You were never broken

Sense Of Life

Tried to see the future
Had to lose some memory
Tried to do my duty
Had to lose some dignity

Trying to make some sense of life
Trying to get straight tonight
Tonight

Letís walk into the light
The past out of mind and out of sight
Letís make our every wrong
Turn out all right

Looking for tomorrow
Trying hard to not belong
Donít know how to follow
Donít know how to go along

Trying to make some sense of life
Trying to go straight tonight
Tonight

Letís walk into the light
The past out of mind and out of sight
Letís make our every wrong
Turn out all right

Tried to see the future
Had to lose some memory
Tried to find the beauty
Had to lose some dignity

Trying to make some sense of life
Trying to go straight tonight
Tonight

Letís walk into the light
The past out of mind and out of sight
Letís make our every wrong
Turn out all right

Beyond The Green

Iím still standing in the queue
Trynna get a better view
Of my life whereas itís bending
New days, new ways ever true
But not for me and not for you
Where the stories have no ending

Tell me why
I be the way I be
Six feet high
Ainít high enough for me

Dark clouds hanging overhead
You keep drowning in your bed
Weíre still waiting for the sun to shine
Burning underneath the waves
Youíll be coming from the haze
Someday somehow sometime

Tell me why
I be the way I be
Six feet high
Ainít high enough for me
High enough for me

Hang Onto A Dream
( Tim Hardin)

What can I say, she's walking away
From what we've seen
What can I do, still loving you
- it's all a dream
How can we hang on to a dream?
How can it really be the way it seems?
What can I do, she's saying we're through
With how it was.
What will I try, I still don't see why
She says what she does.
How can we hang on to a dream?
How can it really be the way it seems?

 

Avalanche

Snowblind
I canít see and I canít breathe
So tired
Turn the lights off when you leave

Inside
And Iíll never take you there
Would my soul die
When my head came up for air?

So pure
Youíve been driven like the snow
No cure
Can I take it when you go?

Do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do....

All My Colours (Zimbo)

Flying
And I know I'm not coming down
You're trying
But you know you must soon go down
All my colours turn to clouds
All my colours turn to clouds

Zimbo...

What d'you say
When your heart's in pieces?
How d'you play
Those cards in sequence?
That box you gave me burned nicely
That box you gave me burned nicely

Zimbo...

Flying down
Flying down
All my colours turn to clouds...

Hey, I've flown away
Hey, I'm blown away

Silver

Swung from a chandelier
My planet sweet on a silver salver
Bailed out my worst fears
ĎCos man has to be his own saviour
Blind sailors
Imprisoned jailers
God tamers
No one to blame us

The sky is blue
My hands untied
A world thatís true
Through our clean eyes
Just look at you
With burning lips
Youíre living proof
At my fingertips

Walked on a tidal wave
Laughed in the face of a brand new day
Food for survival thought
Mapped out the place where I planned to stay
All the way
Well-behaved
Just in case it slips away

The sky is blue
My hands untied
A world thatís true
Through our clean eyes
Just look at you
With burning lips
Youíre living proof
At my fingertips

 

Angels And Devils

Call it a day
When night becomes a mad escape
Forgetting the things you mean to say
When all the right words come too late
And everything falls out of place
Under the pillow
Out of the race
Out of the window

Devils on my shoulder

So so happy
When happiness spells misery
And mister me
Hoping to be
Where ugliness meets beauty
And if youíll see
The demon in you
The angel in me
The Jesus in you
The devil in me

Angels on my shoulder

Called it a day
When night became my bad escape
Forgetting the things I meant to say
When all the right words came too late
And everything fell out of place
Under the pillow
Out of the race
Out of the window

Devils on my shoulder
Angels coming closer

 

It's All Over Now
(Bob Dylan)


You must leave now, take what you need, you think will last.
But whatever you wish to keep, you better grab it fast.
Yonder stands your orphan with his gun,
Crying like a fire in the sun.
Look out the saints are comin' through
And it's all over now, Baby Blue.

The highway is for gamblers, better use your sense.
Take what you have gathered from coincidence.
The empty-handed painter from your streets
Is drawing crazy patterns on your sheets.
This sky, too, is folding under you
And it's all over now, Baby Blue.

All your seasick sailors, they are rowing home.
All your reindeer armies, are all going home.
The lover who just walked out your door
Has taken all his blankets from the floor.
The carpet, too, is moving under you
And it's all over now, Baby Blue.

Leave your stepping stones behind, something calls for you.
Forget the dead you've left, they will not follow you.
The vagabond who's rapping at your door
Is standing in the clothes that you once wore.
Strike another match, go start anew
And it's all over now, Baby Blue.

 

Marble Towers

Spent the night in marble towers
A million stories high
Saw the lights of meteor showers
Dropping in the sky
Made a wish and wished I'd made it
Home before the sun
Running for the rooftops
Rooftopís on the run

Donít think twice and roll the dice
Stake your life on a perfect seven
Paradise at any price
Take your slice for a piece of Heaven

Left the life the life you left me
Crying out for more
Guess you knew you knew I guessed it
What those clues were for
Maps for dreams, hiding places
Underneath the stairs
Hiding in the rooftops
Rooftopís running scared

Donít look twice and roll the dice
Stake your life on a perfect seven
Paradise at any price
Take another slice get a piece of Heaven
Heaven...

 

Scratch The Past

If you want somebody you can understand
You know that I could be your man
But if itís anybody who can hold your hand
When any old nobody can
Rising from the ashes with my head in flames
It's good to feel the fire again
Striking all the matches in our special game
Burning through old skin to play

Just don't try to catch me 'cos I'm moving too fast
Only trynna scratch the past
C'mon...

Looking for the pieces to my jigsaw man
Trynna keep the demons in
Looking for a planet I can understand
Just trynna get my world to spin

Just don't try to catch me 'cos I'm moving too fast
Only trynna scratch the past
C'mon...

 

Ticket To Ride
(The Beatles)


I think I'm gonna be sad
I think it's today Yeah
The boy that's driving me mad is going away.

He's got a ticket to ride
He's got a ticket to ride
He's got a ticket to ride
and he don't care.

He said that living with me
was bringing him down Yeah
He would never be free
when I was around.

He's got a ticket to ride
He's got a ticket to ride
He's got a ticket to ride
and he don't care.

Don't know why he's riding so high
He oughta do right
He oughta do right by me
Before he gets to saying goodbye
He oughta do right
He oughta do right by me

I think I'm gonna be sad
I think it's today Yeah
The boy that's driving me mad is going away.

He's got a ticket to ride
He's got a ticket to ride
He's got a ticket to ride
and he don't care, don't care.

 

 

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