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Whispers

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twenty seven years twenty seven years old
the only thing i know
the only thing i get told
i’ve gotta sell out if i wanna get sold
don’t want the devil to be taking my soul, I
write songs that come from the heart
i don’t give a fuck if they get in to the chart or not
only way i can be
is to say what i see
and have no shadow hanging over me

 

i don’t know where i’m running but i know how to run
‘cos running’s the thing i’ve always done
i don’t know what i’m doing but i know what i’ve done
i’m a hungry heart i’m a loaded gun

 

twenty seven years twenty seven years now
only thing i know
i know that i don’t know how
to please everybody all of the time,
‘cos everybody’s always fucking changing their minds
a little bit faded
a little bit jaded
not gonna stop and i won’t be persuaded
to write words i can’t believe in
to see my face on a video screen

 

i don’t know where i’m running but i know how to run
‘cos running’s the thing i’ve always done
i don’t know what i’m doing but i know what i’ve done
i’m a hungry heart i’m a loaded gun

 

twenty seven years twenty seven years done
written six hundred songs only twelve get sung
eighty seven thousand cigarettes have passed through these lungs
and every single day i wish i’d never smoked one
a week brushing my teeth and a week getting my haircut
eight years sleeping i’m still tired when i wake up
a whole year eating and i still lost weight fuck
five proper girlfriends and five messy breakups
twenty seven birthdays twenty seven new years
thirty thousand quid just so i could have a few beers
ever dying old hopes
ever growing new fears
don’t know where i’m going but i know how i got here

 

i don’t know where i’m running but i know how to run
‘cos running’s the thing i’ve always done
i don’t know what i’m doing but i know what i’ve done,
i’m a hungry heart i’m a loaded gun,
i don’t know where i’m running but i know how to run
‘cos running’s the thing i’ve always done
i don’t know what i’m doing but i know what i’ve done
i’m a hungry heart i’m a loaded gun

bullets

ah well he’s been collecting since the age of nine
every shiny bullet that he could find
built himself a house with the wooden floors
put the shiny bullets in a chest of draws

 

well his wife’s long gone and the kids are grown
and trees they fall down on their own
memories fade like an old slide show
but the bullets still shine like coins in the snow

 

one day he took himself in to town
when the men with the truck well they came around
they took the television and the gun from the wall
and almost every bullet from the chest of drawers

 

well he came back home found the house in a mess
ran in to the bedroom and the old brown chest
well he didn’t care much for the vcr
but he cried for the space where the bullets were

 

well the men took the truck down in to town
and they sold all the silver they had found
but they couldn’t sell the bullets ‘cos they weren’t live rounds
so they dug a big hole put the bullets in the ground

 

well he doesn’t leave the house much anymore
‘cos the men are gonna come like they did before
and he’ll hold on to the three or four
bullets that they left in the chest of drawers
well the bullets that they left in the chest of drawers

coins in a fountain

fear is dark but my love is a lantern
shining up like coins in a fountain
hope is a tree sitting on a mountain where the grass don’t grow
there’s a sad old sea but my love is an island
wild and free like the hills in the highlands
hope is a breeze that brings me back to dry land
where the flowers grow

 

love is a baby born
love is the last unicorn
love is the only song i’ll sing

 

hate is a poison
love is a remedy
singing out like the sweetest of melodies
hope is a ghost in the deepest of memories
stronger than ten of me
fear is the enemy
in the dark and it creeps like a shark
in the coldest sea
in the deepest part but
hope is the beat in the oldest heart
a hand in a hand and a brand new start

 

love is a fireside
warm on the coldest of nights
love is the only song i’ll sing
love is the truest of words
love is the last winter birds
love is the only song i’ll sing

 

oh i’ll sing
til i can’t sing no more
oh i’ll sing
til my throat is sore

golden leaves

do you remember how this first began
teeth were white and our skin was young
eyes as bright as a spanish sun
we had nothing we could hide
now my dear we are two golden leaves
clinging desperately to winter trees
held up here like a pair of thieves
while the sirens blare outside

 

what’s left to say when every word’s been spoken
what’s left to see when our eyes won’t open
what’s left to do when we’ve lost all hope and
what’s left to break when our hearts are broken but sometimes

 

do you remember how this started out
so full of hope but now we’re filled with doubt
a dirty joke we used to laugh about
but it’s not funny any more
i fear i’ll choke unless i spit it out
still smell of smoke although the fire’s gone out
i can’t live with you but i’d die without

 

so what’s left to say when every word’s been spoken
what’s left to see when our eyes won’t open
what’s left to do when we’ve lost all hope and
what’s left to break when our hearts are broken but sometimes

 

so what’s left to say when every word’s been spoken
what’s left to see when our eyes won’t open
what’s left to do when we’ve lost all hope and
what’s left to break when our hearts are broken but sometimes

heart’s on fire

well i don’t know how and i don’t know why
but when something’s living well you can’t say die
you feel like laughing but you start to cry
i don’t know how and i don’t know why

 

well i don’t have many and i don’t have much
in fact i don’t have any but i’ve got enough
‘cos i know those eyes and i know that touch
i don’t have many and i don’t have much

 

but oh darling my hearts on fire
oh darling my hearts on fire
oh darling my hearts on fire
for you

 

well i don’t know where and i don’t know when
but i know we’ll be lovers again
i’ll see you some day before the end
i don’t know where and i don’t know when

 

oh darling my hearts on fire
oh darling my hearts on fire
oh darling my hearts on fire

 

you know those love songs will break your heart
you know those love songs will break your heart
you know those love songs will break your heart

 

oh darling my hearts on fire
oh darling my hearts on fire
oh darling my hearts on fire
oh darling my hearts on fire
oh darling my hearts on fire
oh darling my hearts on fire
oh darling my hearts on fire
oh darling my hearts on fire
for you
for you oh

riding to new york

well i met him in minnesota
he was dark and overcast
with long grey hair and eyes that stared
through me like i was glass
i asked where are you going to
he said i’m the wind i’m just blowing through
he lit up a cigarette and began to talk

 

see the doctors told me
my body won’t hold me
my lungs are turning black
been lucky strike’s fool since i was at school
now there ain’t no turning back
they can’t tell me how long i’ve got
maybe months but maybe not
i’m taking this bike and riding to new york

 

‘cos i wanna see my granddaughter one last time
wanna hold her close and feel her tiny heart beat next to mine
wanna see my son and the man he’s become
tell him i’m sorry for the things i’ve done
and i’d do it if i had to walk
i’m taking this bike and riding to new york

 

through the forests of wisconsin
that i knew as a boy
past the skyline of chicago
round the lakes of illinois
i’ll lay my head in a motel bed
when my back gets sore and my eyes turn red
and listen to the trucks roll past my door

 

through the fields of ohio
as the sunshine paints them gold
i’ll run like a river runs
rapid quick and cold
and fly through pennsylvania
and the jersey turnpike tolls
and i won’t stop ’til i get to new york

 

‘cos i wanna see my grandson one last time
wanna see his eyes sparkling and stare back in to mine
now my time is short i wanna see my daughter
tell her i’m sorry for the things i taught her
and i’d do it if i had to walk
oh i’m taking this bike i’m riding to new york

 

and i’d go up to the churchyard one last time
lay flowers down for the woman who gave me
the best years of my life
and i’d do it if i had to walk
i’d do it if i had to walk
i’m taking this bike and riding to new york

rolling stone

sometimes i feel i’m going nowhere
sometimes i’m sure i never will
she said it’s ‘cos i’m always moving
i never notice ‘cos i never stand still

 

sometimes i feel like i’m falling
falling fast and falling free
she said my darling you’re not falling
always looked like you were flying to me

 

but i fear i’ve grown a rolling stone inside of me
she said oh don’t you know
the rolling stones stop at the sea
and that’s where i’ll be

 

sometimes i’m sure i know no one
a thousand faces but no names
she said my love you do know someone
oh and i know you back just the same

 

but i’m scared i said, what if this stone don’t slow down
oh just be aware she said
what goes up will come down
and when you do i’ll be around

 

oh when i’ve dragged this rolling stone across this land
i’ll make sure i leave this stone in her hand
for we both know too well the rolling stones turn in to sand
if they don’t find a place to stand

scare away the dark

well sing
sing at the top of your voice
and love without fear in your heart
feel, feel like you still have a choice
if we all light up we can scare away the dark

 

we wish our weekdays away
spend our weekends in bed
we drink ourselves stupid
and work ourselves dead
and all just because
that’s what mum and dad said we should do
but we should run through the forests
we should swim in the streams
we should laugh we should cry
we should love we should dream
we should stare at the stars
and not just at screens
you should hear what i’m saying
and know what it means to sing

 

sing at the top of your voice
and love without fear in your heart
feel, feel like you still have a choice
if we all light up we can scare away the dark

 

well we wish we were happier, thinner and fitter
we wish we weren’t losers and liars and quitters
we want something more not just nasty and bitter
we want something real not just hashtags and twitter
it’s the meaning of life and it’s streamed live on youtube
but i bet gangnam style would still get more views
and we’re scared of drowning and flyers and shooters
but we’re all slowly dying in front of fucking computers so sing

 

sing at the top of your voice now
oh and love without fear in your heart
can you feel, feel like you still have a choice
if we all light up we can scare away the dark

 

oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

 

well sing
sing at the top of your voice
and love without fear in your heart
feel, feel like you still have a choice
if we all light up we can scare away the dark

start a fire

i was born a baby boy a long time ago
back when the hillsides were green and the water would flow
but nights they fall and settle like snow
i watched as the hillsides turned white with nowhere to go

 

oh think I’m gonna start a fire
oh think I’m gonna start a fire

 

now my heart’s a frozen lake where streams used to flow
down to the forest of my mind where memory would grow
now i walk amongst the trees where the last sun glows
the leaves are all golden and brown with nowhere to go

 

oh think I’m gonna start a fire
oh think I’m gonna start a fire

 

my skin like these boulders
is cracking and older
with each passing year that goes
my cliff face is crumbling
silently tumbling
down to the water below
and if i light a match i’ll be able to catch
the last sun before it goes

 

and oh well i think I’m gonna start a fire
oh think I’m gonna start a fire
and oh think I’m gonna start a fire now

thunder

hey i’m a fish out of water
a lamb to the slaughter
a moth to the flame
hey I’m just a bird on a wire
just a coal in the fire
just a face and a name

 

hey i go chasing thunder
go dancing under
go falling free
hey i go running in circles
like baby turtles
down to the sea
down to the sea

 

hey i’m just rust to a handle
I’m breeze to a candle
I’m a choice you can’t choose
hey I’m just a little bit later
i’m yesterdays paper
i’m yesterdays news

 

hey i go chasing thunder
go dancing under
go falling free
hey i go running in circles
like baby turtles
down to the sea
down to the sea

 

morning sun keep on shining
trees they’re climbing
tall and free
searching but never finding
rivers winding to the sea

whispers

well i’ve got open eyes
and an open door
but i don’t know what i’m searching for
i should know by now

 

well i’ve a big old heart
this i know for sure
but i don’t know what my love is for
i should know by now

 

well i wait in line
so i can wait some more
’til i can’t remember what i came here for
but i can’t leave now

 

‘cos i’ve a light that shines
and a love so pure
but i don’t know what to use them for
i should know by now

 

well i spent my money
i lost my friends
i broke my mobile phone
three am and i’m drunk as hell
and i’m dancing on my own
taxi cabs ain’t stopping
and i don’t know my way home

 

well it’s hard to find a reason
when all you have is doubt
hard to see inside yourself
when you can’t see your way out
hard to find an answer
when the question won’t come out

 

oh everyone’s filling me up with noise
i don’t know what they’re talking about
everyone’s filling me up with noise
i don’t know what they’re talking about
everyone’s filling me up with noise
i don’t know what they’re talking about
you see all i need’s a whisper
in a world that only shouts

 

All the Little Lights

Things that stop you Dreaming

i’ve got no money in my hands or my coat or my pocket
wont get to space cos i haven’t got a rocket
but i’ve air in my lungs
eyes in my sockets
and a heart that beats
like a tap that leaks
in the night when you haven’t got a plumber who can stop it
jack in a box without a key to lock it
well this boat may sink but i’m not gonna rock it
cos the sea doesn’t know my name
yeah the boat may sink but i’m not gonna rock it
cos the sea doesn’t know my name

 

well if you can’t get what you love
you learn to love the things you’ve got
if you can’t be what you want
you learn to be the things you’re not
if you can’t get what you need
you learn to need the things that stop you dreaming
all the things that stop you dreaming

 

well i’ve got no ones word and no bodies promise
not a lot to show but this book full of sonnets
and my liver may be fucked but my heart is honest
and my word is true
like the sky is blue
in the summer time when everybody gets on it
warm our skins and get sunburnt from it
and our eyes shine bright like a sky full of comets that shoot like silver trains
yeah our eyes shine bright like a sky full of comets that shoot like silver trains

 

well if you can’t get what you love
you learn to love the things you’ve got
if you can’t be what you want
you learn to be the things you’re not
if you can’t get what you need
you learn to need the things that stop you dreaming
all the things that stop you dreaming

 

well if you can’t get what you love
you learn to love the things you’ve got
if you can’t be what you want
you learn to be the things you’re not
if you can’t get what you need
you learn to need the things that stop you dreaming
all the things that stop you dreaming
all the things that stop you dreaming

Let Her Go

Well you only need the light when its burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go

 

Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low
Only hate the road when you’re missing home
Only know you love her when you let her go
And you let her go

 

Staring at the bottom of your glass
Hoping one day you’ll make a dream last
But dreams come slow and they go so fast

 

You see her when you close your eyes
Maybe one day you’ll understand why
Everything you touch surely dies

 

But you only need the light when its burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go

 

Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low
Only hate the road when you’re missing home
Only know you love her when you let her go

 

Staring at the ceiling in the dark
Same old empty feeling in your heart
Cos love comes slow and it goes so fast

 

Well you see her when you fall asleep
But never to touch and never to keep
Cos you loved her too much and you dived too deep

 

Well you only need the light when its burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go

 

Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low
Only hate the road when you’re missing home
Only know you love her when you let her go
And you let her go
And you let her go
Well you let her go

 

Cos you only need the light when its burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go

 

Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low
Only hate the road when you’re missing home
Only know you love her when you let her go

 

Cos you only need the light when its burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go

 

Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low
Only hate the road when you’re missing home
Only know you love her when you let her go
And you let her go

Staring at the Stars

tobacco stains our yellow teeth
and all our fingers and underneath
our fingernails that clasp on sheets
and we try desperately to sleep
hearts are sad and eyes are tired
and all this red bull keeps us wired
it gives us wings
it gives us rings around our eyes

 

we put three sugars in our tea
sit to watch day time t.v
and laugh at mums who don’t know who the father is
and all our girlfriends are long gone
we watch too much internet porn
who needs love when you’ve got silicone and strap ons

 

and beer bloats our spoilt guts
and shit jobs keep us in ruts
and keep us eyeing up the what’s and if’s and buts and maybe’s and
falling over in the street
is just a part of every week
and we lie drunkenly just staring at the stars

 

remember when they were in reach
and all the teachers used to teach
you can do anything if you put your mind to it
we put our minds to it all
but disappointment crashed the ball
we could’ve done anything
we just never quite knew it

 

so tie your scarf on tight
its to be a cold night
tie your scarf on tight
its to be a cold night
tie your scarf on tight
its to be a cold night
tie your scarf on tight
its to be a cold night

 

oh oh so tie your scarf on tight
its to be a cold night
tie your scarf on tight
its to be a cold night
tie your scarf on tight
its to be a cold night
tie your scarf on tight
its to be a cold night

All The Little Light

one went out at a bus stop in edinburgh
one went out in an english park
one went out in a nightclub when i was fifteen
little lights in my heart

 

one went out when i lied to my mother
said the cigarettes she found were not mine
one went out within me now i smoke like a chimney
its getting dark in this heart of mine
its getting dark in this heart of mine

 

we’re born with millions of little lights shining in the dark
and they show us the way
one lights up
every time you feel love in your heart
one dies when it moves away

 

one went out in the backstreets of manchester
one went out in an airport in spain
one went out i’ve no doubt when i grew up and moved out
of the place where the boy used to play

 

one went out when uncle ben got his tumour
we used to fish and i fish no more
though he will not return
i know one still burns
on a fishing boat off the new jersey shore
on a fishing boat off the new jersey shore

 

we’re born with millions of little lights shining in the dark
and they show us the way
one lights up
every time we feel love in our hearts
one dies when it moves away

 

we’re born with millions of little lights shiny in our hearts
and they die along the way
till we’re old and we’re cold
and lying in the dark
cos they’ll all burn out one day
they’ll all burn out one day
they’ll all burn out one day
they’ll all burn out one day

The Wrong Direction

when i was a kid the things i did were hidden under the grid
young and naive i never believed that love could be so well hid
with regret i’m willing to bet and say the older you get
it gets harder to forgive and harder to forget
it gets under your shirt like a dagger at work
the first cut is the deepest but the rest still flipping hurt
you build your heart of plastic
get cynical and sarcastic
and end up in the corner on you’re own

 

cos i’d love to feel love but i can’t stand the rejection
i hide behind my jokes as a form of protection
i thought i was close but under further inspection
it seems i’ve been running in the wrong direction oh no

 

so what’s the point in getting your hopes up
when all you’re ever getting is choked up
when you’re coked up
and can’t remember the reason why you broke up
you call her in the morning
when you’re coming down and falling like an old man on the side of the road
cos when you’re apart you don’t want to mingle
when you’re together you want to be single
ever the chase to taste the kiss of bliss
that made your heart tingle
how much greener the grass is
with those rose tinted glasses
but the butterflies they flutter by and leave us on our arses

 

cos i’d love to feel love but i can’t stand the rejection
hide behind my jokes as a form of protection
i thought i was close but under further inspection
it seems i’ve been running in the wrong direction
there’s fish in the sea for me to make a selection
i’d jump in if it wasn’t for my ear infection
cos all i want to do is try to make a connection
it seems i’ve been running in the wrong direction oh

 

oh i’d love to feel love but i can’t stand the rejection
i hide behind my jokes as a form of protection
i thought i was close but under further inspection
it seems i’ve been running in the wrong direction
i’d love to feel love but i can’t stand the rejection
i hide behind my jokes as a form of protection
i thought i was close but under further inspection
it seems i’ve been running in the wrong direction ohh
it seems like i’m running in the wrong direction ohh
seems like i’m running in the wrong direction ohh
well it seems i’ve been running in the wrong direction oh no
seems i’ve been running in the wrong direction

Circles

it’s been years
since we carved our names
on a clocktower door
before everything changed
we were big eyed boys
with the salt on our skin
and we’d throw our kites to the wind

 

and they’d fly on and on and on and on
on and on and on and on
on and on and on and on

 

it’s been years
since we whispered soft
with the torch light on
and the big light off
we were tired boys
with the soap on our skin
and we’d fall asleep to the wind

 

and we’d dream on and on and on and on
on and on and on and on
on and on and on and on

 

cos we’re circles
we’re circles you see
we go round round the sun
in and out like the sea
i’ll circle round you
you will circle round me

 

and in years
when the torch light thins
and the clock tower’s gone
and the big light dims
we’ll no longer be boys
we’ll have lines on our skin
and they’ll throw our dust to the wind

Keep on Walking

well last night I couldn’t sleep
I got up and started walking
down to the end of my street
and on into town
well I had no one to meet
and I had no taste for talking
seems I’m talking my whole life
it’s time I listen now

 

well I walk passed the late night boys
with their bottles in the doorways
and I walk passed the business men
sleeping like babies in their cars
and I thought to myself oh son
you may be lost in more ways than one
but I’ve a feeling that it’s more fun
than knowing exactly where you are

 

like a stone
carried on the river
like a boat
sailing on the sea
Well I’ll keep on walking
oh I’ll keep on walking
till I find that old love or that old love comes to find me

 

well I walked into the morning and felt the warm sunlight forming on my shoulders
cos it hit me with no warning like a summer sky storming in my lungs
aint it funny how the kids walk by they’ll do anything to make themselves look older
while the women spend their money on anything that makes them look young

 

like a stone
carried on the river
like a boat
sailing on the sea
Oh I’ll keep on walking
well I’ll keep on walking
till I find that old love or that old love comes to find me

 

well I’m a stone
and I’m carried on the river
like a boat
sailing on the sea
oh well I’ll keep on walking
well I said I’ll keep on walking
till I find that old love or that old love comes to find me
till I find that old love or that old love comes to find me

Patient Love

got a pinch of tobacco in my pocket
i’m not gonna roll it no I’m not gonna smoke it
til we’re staring at the stars and the rockets
twinkling in the silvery night

 

two sips of whiskey in the flask but I’m not gonna drink them
I swear I’ll make it last
til we’re drinking out of the same glass again

 

and though the sand may be washed by the sea
and the old will be lost in the new
well four will not wait for three
for three never waited for two
and though you will not wait for me
I’ll wait for you

 

got a polaroid picture in my wallet
I’m not going to tear it no I’m not gonna spoil it
It’s an unspoken heartbreak
a heartbroken handshake i’ll take with me where I go

 

and three words on the tip of my tongue
not to be spoken nor sung
or whispered to anyone
til I scream them at the top of my lungs again

 

and though the sand may be washed by the sea
and the old will be lost in the new
well four will not wait for three
for three never waited for two
and though you will not wait for me
I’ll wait for you
I’ll wait for you
and I’ll wait for you

 

got a pinch of tobacco in my pocket
I’m not gonna roll it no I’m not gonna smoke it
til we’re staring at the stars and the rockets
twinkling in the silvery night

Life’s for the Living

well grey clouds wrapped round the town like elastic
cars stood like toys made of Taiwanese plastic
the boy laughed at the spastic dancing around in the rain
while laundrettes cleaned clothes, high heals rub toes
puddles splashed huddles of bus stop crows
dressed in their suits and their boots well they all look the same

 

i took myself down to the cafe to find all the boys lost in books and crackling vinyl
and carved out a poem above the urinal that read
don’t you cry for the lost
smile for the living
get what you need and give what you’re given
life’s for the living so live it
or you’re better off dead

 

while the evening pulled the moon out of it’s packet
stars shone like buttons on an old man’s jacket
we needed a nail but we tacked it ’til it fell of the wall

 

while pigeon’s pecked trains, sparks flew like planes
the rain showed the rainbows in the oil stains
and we all had new iPhones but no one had no one to call

 

and I stumbled down to the stomach of the town
where the widow takes memories to slowly drown
with a hand to the sky and a mist in her eye she said
don’t you cry for the lost
smile for the living
get what you need and give what you’re given
life’s for the living so live it
or you’re better off dead

 

well I’m sick of this town, this blind man’s forage
they take your dreams down and stick them in storage
you can have them back son when you’ve paid off your mortgage and loans
oh hell with this place, I’ll go it my own way
I’ll stick out my thumb and I trudge down the highway
someday someone must be going my way home

 

till then I’ll make my bed from a disused car
with a mattress of leaves and a blanket of stars
and I’ll stitch the words into my heart with a needle and thread
don’t you cry for the lost
smile for the living
get what you need and give what you’re given
you know life’s for the living so live it
or you’re better off dead

 

don’t you cry for the lost
smile for the living
get what you need and give what you’re given
life’s for the living so live it
or you’re better off dead

Holes

i know a man with nothing in his hands, nothing but a rolling stone
he told me about when his house burnt down, he lost everything he owned
he lay asleep for six whole weeks, they were gonna ask his mother to choose
when he woke up with nothing he said I’ll tell you something
when you’ve got nothing, you’ve got nothing to lose

 

now I’ve got a hole in my pocket, a hole in my shirt, a whole lot of trouble, he said
but now the money is gone, life carries on and I miss it like a hole in the head

 

I know a woman with kids around her ankles and a baby on her lap
she said one day her husband when to get a paper and the mother fucker never came back
mortgage to pay and four kids to raise, keeping the wolf from the door
she said the wolf’s just a puppy and the door’s double locked so why you gotta worry me for

 

now he left a in hole in my heart a hole in a promise a hole on the side of my bed
oh now that he’s gone well life carries and I miss him like a hole in the head
well sometimes you can’t change and you can’t choose
and sometimes it seems you gain less than you lose
now we’ve got holes in our hearts, yeah we’ve got holes in our lives
well we’ve got holes, we’ve got holes but we carry on

 

well we’ve got holes in our hearts, yeah we’ve got holes in our lives
well we’ve got holes, we’ve got holes but we carry on
said we’ve got holes in our hearts, yeah we’ve got holes in our lives
well we’ve got holes, we’ve got holes but we carry on

 

said we’ve got holes in our hearts,  we’ve got holes in our lives
we’ve got holes, we’ve got holes but we carry on
said we’ve got holes in our hearts, we’ve got holes in our lives
we’ve got holes, we’ve got holes but we carry on

 

said we’ve got holes in our hearts, yeah we’ve got holes in our lives
well we’ve got holes, we’ve got holes but we carry on

Feather on the Clyde

well there’s a river that runs through Glasgow
and makes her but it breaks her and takes her into the parks
and her current just like my blood flows
down from the hills, round aching bones to my restless heart

 

well i would swim but the river is so wide
and I’m scared I won’t make it to the other side
well God knows I’ve failed but He knows that I’ve tried
i long for something that’s safe and warm
but all I have is all that is gone
i’m as helpless and as hopeless as a feather on the Clyde

 

well on one side all the lights glow
and the folks know and the kids go where the music and the drinking starts
on the other side where no cars go
up to the hills that stand alone like my restless heart

 

well i would swim but the river is so wide
and I’m scared I won’t make it to the other side
well God knows I’ve failed but He knows that I’ve tried
i long for something that’s safe and warm
but all I have is all that is gone
i’m as helpless and as hopeless as a feather on the Clyde

 

well the sun sets late in Glasgow
and the daylight and the city part
and I think of you in Glasgow
cos you’re all that’s safe, you’re all that’s warm in my restless heart

 

Flight of the Crow

Month of Sundays

Well I’ve been living in this month of Sundays,
For so long I don’t remember Saturday night,
Broken records don’t play new tunes,
Except for once in a blue Moon,
And I have looked and the Moon is still white.

 

And i’ve pinned some hope to the summit of some day,
Someone somewhere may do something with this light,
But smokers lungs don’t blow balloons,
Except for once in a blue Moon,
And i’ve looked but the Moon is still white.

Rusty guns fire rusty shots,
Leopards never change their spots,
And fireworks always fade to soon,
Empty words don’t mean a lot,
And from me thats all you’ve got,
But I swear to you one day,
We’ll stand beneath a blue Moon.

 

Well i’ve been living in this month of Sundays,
And I forget what Monday morning feels like,
Blushing brides and handsome grooms,
Deep in debt from honeymoons,
Stare above but the Moon is still white.

 

And I have wondered in to wondering if one day,
When the war is won and one finally make two,
Will we think not of what we’re not,
And think of only what we’ve got,
And we’ll go dancing underneath a blue Moon.

 

Oh black kettles and black pots,
Seem to fight an awful lot,
They make the kitchen the most uncomfortable of rooms,
Empty words don’t mean a lot,
And from me that’s all you’ve got,
But I swear to you darling one day,
We’ll stand beneath a blue Moon.

 

oh oh oh,
oh oh oh,
oh oh oh oh,
oh oh oh,
oh oh oh,
oh oh oh oh,

 

So i’ve been living in this month of Sundays,
And I don’t know when this month may be through,
But will you tell me that you’ll wait,
For as long as it may take,
And I swear darling i’ll show you a blue Moon,
Oh my darling I will show you a blue Moon.

What You’re Thinking

You’re just a stones throw from me,
But throwing stones could never be,
The perfect way to start.

 

Cos sticks and stones make broken bones,
And empty words make broken homes,
But it’s love that broke our hearts.

 

If I knew what you were thinking,
I would stop this boat from sinking,
But darling you are like the sand,
And you’re slipping through my hands,
I just don’t know what you’re thinking.

 

You’re just a photo in a draw,
But photographs are not much more,
Than ghosts we can’t forget.

 

You’re just a red rag to a bull,
You’re just a false hope for a fool,
But its as close as I can get.

 

If I knew what you were thinking,
I would stop this boat from sinking,
But darling you are like the sun,
Setting when my evening comes,
I just don’t know what you’re thinking.

 

And I would stop the sky from falling,
If I knew, if I knew,
And I would love you every morning,
If I knew, if I knew.

 

If I knew what you were thinking,
I would stop this boat from sinking,
But darling you are like the stars,
I know I can’t reach that far,
I just don’t know what you’re thinking.

Shape of Love

I only came inside to get out of the rain,
And by the looks of things she may well have done the same,
But I swear I know that face but I don’t know her name,
She’s the shape of love.

 

I stir my tea and throw away wet cigarettes,
I watch her shivering through her rain sodden dress,
I know her make up runs and her hair may be a mess,
But she’s the shape of love.

 

I don’t ever want the rain to stop,
I don’t ever want to leave this coffee shop,
I don’t ever want the clouds to part,
Cos the shape of loves the only shape that fits my heart.

 

I only came inside to get out of the wind,
But now i’m here let it blow yeah let it sing,
Cos i don’t know how this ones gonna end or how it may begin,
But she’s the shape of love.

 

I don’t ever want the sun to shine,
I don’t ever want to leave this one behind,
I don’t ever want the summer time to start,
Cos the shape of loves the only shape that fits my heart.

 

I don’t ever want the rain to stop,
I don’t ever want to leave this coffee shop,
I don’t ever want the clouds to part,
cos the shape of loves the only shape that fits my heart,
I don’t ever want the sun to shine,
I don’t ever want to leave this one behind,
And I don’t ever want the summer time to start,
Cos the shape of loves the only shape that fits my heart.

The One You Love

We’re all looking,
That’s what she said,
For someone to share our thoughts,
For someone to share our beds.

 

But if you find someone that doesn’t try to change you,
If you find someone that doesn’t have to blame you,
If you find someone you don’t need to explain to,
You’ve found the one you love.

 

We’re all searching,
Thats all I know,
For someone to keep us warm,
When the rain soaks through our clothes.

 

But if you find a hand to hold when the night comes,
To be there when you’re old and your frightened,
If you find some one who loves you with the lights on,
You’ve found the one you love.

 

So hold it near,
Cos love it comes so quickly and then it goes,
And be careful my dear,
Cos the very thing that makes you,
Could be the thing that breaks you,
You know.

 

If you find someone who doesn’t undermine you,
If you find someone who doesn’t drag behind you,
If you find someone that loves you just like I do,
You’ve found the one you love.

Golden Thread

There’s lights on in a window,
And a sign post in the snow,
There’s a golden coin beneath your pillow.

 

There’s parachutes above you,
And life boats below,
And a heart that loves you,
Yeah I think you know.

 

There’s treasure maps well hidden,
And diamonds in the dirt,
There’s a golden thread weaved in to your shirt.

 

There’s a kiss for every tear,
That rolls down your cheek,
And words i shouldn’t hear and words you shouldn’t speak.

 

So tell me one more lie my dear,
Whisper softly so nobody hears,
Keep me hanging on for another year,
Oh tell me one more lie my dear.

 

Well theres whisky and blankets,
And a bonfire when your cold,
I’ll hold a golden breathe till I’m silver and old.

 

With only hope to keep alive,
And only time to kill,
There’s a fool that loved you and he loves you still.

 

So tell me one more lie my dear,
Whisper softly so nobody hears,
Keep me hanging on for another year,
Oh tell me one more lie my dear.

Spin me one more tale sweet heart,
Weave golden needle and thread through my heart,
Whisper all the things you know i long to hear,
Oh tell me one more lie my dear.

Rivers

There’s wood chip on the walls,
There’s wood on the stove,
You would if you could but you cannot I know,
But i’m still yours alone.

 

We’d lie on our backs,
We’d lie on your floor,
But we lied so much we don’t talk any more,
But i’m still yours alone,
You said you were tired I said I feel the same,
I put on my shoes and I got on the train.

 

To see sunlight fade and the shadows grow long,
To see rivers go winding blindly back to the storm,
And the rickety tracks they’re taking me back to where I used to belong.

 

There’s a weight on our shoulders,
A weight to your tone,
You wait on tables I wait by the phone,
And i’m still yours alone.

 

You blew out the candles when we fell apart,
I’m not childish just scared of the dark.

 

I see sunlight fade and the shadows grow long,
To see rivers go winding blindly back to the storm,
And the rickety tracks they are taking me back to where i used to belong.

 

oh oh oh oh oh
oh oh oh oh oh
oh oh oh oh oh
oh oh oh oh oh

 

I feel sunlight fade and the shadows grow long,
I see rivers go winding blindly back to the storm,
And the rickety tracks taking me back to where I used to belong.

Travelling Song

This is your travelling song,
And I hope it sees you well,
Through train rides and hotels.

 

This is your travelling song,
And on the window of the train,
With your finger write my name.

 

But I could sell my watch and buy a ticket,
But my dear I fear I would impede,
So this is your travelling song my love,
I hope you find everything you need.

 

This is your travelling song,
And here’s one for the road,
The highway and the code.

 

This is your travelling song,
And I wont ask you to stay,
Cos life don’t work that way.

 

But I could try and fit inside your suitcase,
But my feet would stick out of the end,
So this is your travelling song my love,
Come find me when your travelling ends,
This is your travelling song my love,
Come find me when your travelling ends.

The Girl Running

I see the girl running,
With no shoes on her feet,
Jumping shade to shadow,
In this deafening heat.

 

And I hear the trains coming,
And the drunk man singing on the street,
And the fan on the ceiling,
Reeling,
Me in to sleep.

 

And I dream silent movies,
Black and white memories I suppose,
They’re the same old stories,
But wearing in different clothes.

 

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

 

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

 

So where’s the girl running,
With no shoes on her feet,
Cos there’s no shade nor shadow,
In this deafening heat.

Diamonds

Well I spoke to this man,
Said he’d been to the moon,
Carved his name in the ground,
Saw the world spinning round,
And came back that afternoon.

 

And I laughed at this man,
Said he’d been lost at sea,
Heard the sirens call,
Seen the pirates fall,
To the monsters in the deep.

 

I said I’d heard some tall tales,
Some good stories in my time,
When I asked him for proof,
He just showed me the truth,
That was dancing in his eyes.

 

I could not believe this man,
Said he was a millionaire,
He said I know I dress in rags,
But I drive a vintage Jag,
And I’ve got a diamond chandelier.

 

I said I think I need a drink,
And made my way outside,
You know I’d swear this was a spoof,
If it wasn’t for the truth,
That was dancing in his eyes.

 

When I came back in the room,
The man had disappeared,
He left a rock from the moon,
And eyepatch and a diamond,
From a chandelier.

Bloodstains

I’m aching and you’re aching with these dull and empty hearts,
We’re waiting for somebody to rip our ribs apart,
And to seize with a steady hand our dull and empty hearts,
Our hearts.

 

I’m taking and you’re taking we’ve forgotten how to give,
I’m faking it, you’re breaking it and its just the way it is,
So we’ll leave here tonight but not before we give each other back our hearts.

 

Cos our love,
Left us long ago,
When we were both asleep ,
Leaving blood stains in the snow,
Leaving blood stains in the snow.

 

I’m waiting and you’re waiting but this trains not gonna come,
You’re voice has started grating and I hate what we’ve become,
See there’s no future at this station we’re just feeding off the crumbs,
of our hearts.

 

I’m shaking and you’re shaking its just the way its got to be,
In this love abandoned Autumn we’ll go raking up the leaves,
The leaves that have fallen from these cold and dying trees in our hearts.

 

Cos our love,
Left us long ago,
When we were both asleep,
Leaving blood stains in the snow.

 

Well i’m lonely like you’re lonely,
But its only cos its thrown me,
Like its thrown you I don’t own you,
And my darling you don’t own me,
And its kicking and its yelling,
And its bruising and its swelling,
But the writings on the wall,
And we both know what its been telling us to do,
Telling us to do.

 

Well i’m crying and your crying in to silent salty lakes,
The road has turned to ice and we haven’t any brakes,
So while the wall keeps getting closer,
I fear its too late not to break our hearts.

Flight of the Crow

Sometimes I get tired of waking up on my own,
And sometimes I feel like I want to go home,
But the cars they keep on driving,
Down a road that doesn’t seem to end.

 

So we’re following arrows and the flight of the crow,
Living wide screen but what good is it though,
When life gets narrower the further you go,
Suns set before they rise.

 

It’s there in the shadows where nobody goes,
It’s there in the dark but what good is it though,
It’s a vanishing point on a shimmering road,
And there when i close my eyes.

 

Sometimes its hard to know the way to go,
When the waters rise around you,
And the fire rages down below.

 

So we’re following arrows and the flight of the crow,
Living wide screen but what good is it though,
When life gets narrower the further you go,
Suns set before they rise.

 

It’s there in the shadows where nobody goes,
It’s there in the dark but what good is it though,
It’s a vanishing point on a shimmering road,
And there when i close my eyes.

 

oh oh oh oh oh
oh oh oh oh oh

 

Cos we’re bullets and we’re fired from shotguns flying through birthdays and new years,
Yeah we’re rolling stones but the moss keeps growing round our hearts and our eyes and our ears,
Cos we’re bullets and we’re fired from shotguns flying through birthdays and new years,
Yeah we’re rolling stones but the moss keeps growing round our hearts and our eyes and our ears.

 

So we’re following arrows and the flight of the crow,
Living wide screen but what good is it though,
When life gets narrower the further you go,
Suns set before they rise.

 

It’s there in the shadows where nobody goes,
It’s there in the dark but what good is it though,
It’s a vanishing point on a shimmering road,
And there when i close my eyes,
There when i close my eyes,
Only there when i close my eyes.

 

Divers and Submarines

Community Centre

Well the sky’s turning purple
Above the community centre
And I’m sitting in a circle,
Telling my secrets to strangers
And they say I’ve got a problem
But I don’t know that I’ve got one
‘Cause you never know that you’ve got one
‘Til someone comes along and spots one

 

They say it’s the hardest step
But it’s the first one of many
And my feet are stuck to the ground
And I can’t seem to take any
I could tell them I just came
For the free cup of tea and the biscuit
And make my way towards the door
But I don’t think I can risk it

 

‘Cause I never wanted to stay,
But the morning came so soon
And we all know the words,
But we just sing them out of tune

 

‘Cause I had my first drink when I was fourteen,
And I knew that I was in trouble
‘Cause I woke up the next morning
With my face down in the rubble
And everyone was drinking singles
I pour myself a double,
I just needed a little bit more

 

And now I’m sitting here with my name badge
And I’m listening to the same sad stories
About their old dads,
Who’re making all the same
Bad turning’s at their crossroads
And drowning all their sorrows,
Without any lifeguard around

 

Oh no, I never wanted to stay
But the morning came so soon
And oh, we all know the words
But we just sing them out of tune
And oh, oh no

 

And the sky’s turning dark
So we step out into the car-park
And I see you all same place, same time next week
But before we go our separate ways
Theres just one thing I’d like to say is,
Anybody up for a drink

Fairytales & Firesides

We are bitter losers, snarling through our smiles
We’re the lost boys, in the supermarket isles
We’re Christmas dogs, dumped by the side of the road
Confused, we will run for miles
We are road rage
We are stone age
We are wild

 

We are busted light bulbs, in a backstreet neon sign
We’re the shaking gun, in a service station line
We’ll drink though we’re drunk,
We’ll sink though we’ve sunk
We’re fucked but we say that we’re fine
We are rampage,
Missing back page’s in our spine

 

We long, for journeys and the roadside
We long, for starlight and the low tide
Yeah, we long, for fairy tales and firesides
And oh,

 

We are coffeehouse cynics,
Too righteous, too rigid to believe
Disappointed romantics,
Scraping the heart’s from our sleeves
We’re the toothless drunk,
We’re the ageing punk
Yeah, we are Adam,
We’re the apple and we’re Eve
We are beggars with shiny pennies, on our knees

 

We long, for sunlight on the hillsides
Yeah, we long, for yesterdays and hindsight
Oh, we long, for fairy tales and firesides
And oh,

 

Yeah we long for carnivals and fairground rides
Oh, we long for journeys and the roadsides
Oh, we long for fairy tales and firesides

Divers And Submarines

Well I clung to you,
Like cat hair clings to a woollen shirt
You needed me, like a wedding dress needs dirt
The more that I wanted, the harder I squeezed
The harder I squeezed, the less you could breathe
And we sunk down to the bottom
Yeah, we sunk down to the bottom of the sea
Yeah, we sunk down to the bottom of the sea

 

And I cried for you,
Like a widow cries at her lover’s grave
You haunted me through my stinging nights,
And aching days
The more that you struggled, the tighter the knots,
The tighter the knots, the lower we got

 

And we sunk down to the bottom
Yeah, we sunk down to the bottom of the sea
Yeah, we sunk down to the bottom of the sea
Yeah, we sunk down to the bottom of the sea
Oh no,
‘Cause I saw divers and submarines
And I saw divers and submarines
Oh, I saw divers and submarines

Facebook

Looking at pictures on Facebook,
Of your ex-girlfriend
At three in the morning
Never helped anyone,
Never helped anyone,
Never helped

 

Getting so drunk you fall over
Singing up at lamp-posts
At two in the morning
Never helped anyone,
Never helped anyone,
Never helped

 

‘Cause it’s so pure you can hardly taste it
Oh, it’s so pure you can hardly taste it

 

Going to parties with friends,
Who are friends of friends
At one in the morning
Never helped anyone,
Never helped anyone,
Never helped

 

Eleven o’clock in the pub
Drinking everything in sight,
But still not getting drunk
No, never helped anyone,
Never helped anyone
Never helped

 

Oh, it’s so pure you can hardly taste it
Oh, it’s so pure you can hardly taste it

 

So just hold on
When the party’s over,
And all your friends are going home
With their girlfriends to their dog or beds

 

Yeah, just hold on
When the party’s over
And you can’t help the world’s spinning
‘Cause heartbreak goes straight to your head

 

Looking at pictures on Facebook
Of your ex-girlfriend
At three in the morning
Never helped anyone,
Never helped anyone,
Never helped me

House on a Hill

In an old house on a hillside
Next to the sea
Far from the madness, that folds around me
Peaceful and gentle, like sails on the breeze

 

In an old house on a hillside
Next to the sea
There’s a warm light on a cold night
And clean cotton sheets
Soap smelling skin and tingling feet
With stars lining the skyline
And shine through the trees

 

In an old house on a hillside
Next to the sea
And when the autumn comes down
We’ll get what we need from the town
And all of our friends will be round

 

In an old house on a hillside
Next to the sea
Moon white as paper and night like asleep
With old things behind us and new things to be

 

In an old house on a hillside
Next to the sea
And when the sunshine comes down,
My hair will turn golden
And my skin will turn brown
And all of our friends will be round

Two Tales

Light up my lantern, I’ll cut you a path,
We’ve walked for hours and it’s getting dark
We left the roadside in search of aid,
Wind-screen shattered and tire marks made
I’ve never seen someone bleeding like this,
Rip off your sleeve and clench your wrist

 

I’ll light the stove and sit by the hearth,
Orangey glow light the wintry dark
We kept her bedroom exactly the same,
Winters they followed and Summers they came
He’d bash around, banging down on the floor
I sit alone with an eye on the door

 

Stop in this clearing, we’ll stay here tonight
Press up against me, I’ll hold you so tight
I got these matches, we’ll let off some smoke
And maybe they’ll see up and maybe they won’t
Blanket of leaves hide the light from the stars,
I’ll lie awake listening out for cars

 

He stares through curtains when he talks to the night,
I sit and listen for tires on the drive
I keep on waiting and he keep on talking
Just stop him talking, please stop him talking

 

No, give me silence
Give me silence,
Give me silence
Oh, no…

Intacto

Well if love is blind,
Then home’s where the heart is
How we ever gonna get back where we started
From now on, run with blindfolds
Into the woods till the trees knock us out cold
Winds shriek like drunken females
On a hen night, last bit of fun,
Till he breaks her heart in a text or an email
She can deal with the bastard son

 

We’ve got a knife in our hearts and a fork in the road
We see a light in the dark but it’s fading like hope
I’ll make a promise just to break it for the sake of it
We think that we’re honest but truth is what we make it to be

 

Well a stitch in time saves nine, that’s fine
But we’ve all been proper stitched up this time
It’s a right old mess at a grand old time
Right and left, in front and behind
It’s Sunday, Sunday, another bloody Sunday
Just a day till another bloody Monday
Morning, yawning, boring, snoring
In front of the boss when you just got a warning

 

We’ve got a knife in our hearts and a fork in the road
We see a light in the dark but it’s fading like hope
I’ll fall in love with you and love, you can fall in love with me
Just so there’s someone else to blame when it all falls down
When it all falls down, down, down
When it all falls down, down

 

So let’s get some fire in our hearts,
And a yellow brick road
I’m getting bored of the dark,
We could turn the lights on, you know
I’ll make a promise and I’ll keep it for the sake of it
We could tell the truth for once, see just how we take to it
We could walk in forests and climb up every tree
We’ll build our house upon the sand, every day in the sea
I’ll fall in love with you and love, you can fall in love with me

 

Just so there’s somebody else
Just so there’s somebody else
Just so there’s somebody else

Brick Walls

Well we dance without our shoes,
But there’s glass around our feet
And we’d walk around the town,
But we’re allergic to concrete
We’d be stuffed to the gills
But there’s nothing here to eat
No, there’s nothing here to eat
No, there’s nothing here to eat

 

Oh, well we’d love to rest our eyes
But we hear the floor boards creek
So, we lie with one eye open and
Clutch knives between the sheets
If there’s no rest for the wicked
Well, then we’ll never get no sleep
We’ll never get no sleep
No, we’ll never get no sleep
Oh, no…

 

‘Cause we’re banging our head’s against brick walls
And the walls are hard and our head’s are soft
It’s a painful way to get attention
It’s a painful way to get attention

We’re banging our head’s against brick walls
And the walls are hard and our head’s are soft
It’s a painful way to get attention
It’s a painful way to get attention

We’re banging our head’s against brick walls
And the walls are hard and our head’s are soft
It’s a painful way to get attention
It’s a painful way to get attention

We’re banging our head’s against brick walls
And the walls are hard and our head’s are soft
It’s a painful way to get attention
It’s a painful way to get attention

We’re banging our head’s against brick walls
And the walls are hard and our head’s are soft
It’s a painful way to get attention
It’s a painful way to get attention

We’re banging our head’s against brick walls
And the walls are hard and our head’s are soft
It’s a painful way to get attention
It’s a painful way to get attention, no

Crows in Snow

Wind-screen wiper’s never gonna stop,
Never stop wiping all the snow from the top of our car,
A car that has travelled so far from our homes,
It’s never good to feel alone

 

But we’ve got what we’ve got
It’s friends that we’ve got in a car,
A car that has travelled so far from our homes,
It never feels good to be alone

 

You’re in the headlights,
Skidding out into the road
Like a deer, scared and covered in snow
Oh, you’re in the headlights,
Skidding out into the road
Like a deer, scared and covered in snow

 

Flakes, they fall on boxes and tins and cans
The tins and the cans that fall from bins and hands
And our hands we hold in such a hurry in a world,

 

That doesn’t seem to care about
Themselves or each other
Or themselves or each other,
Or sisters or mothers,
Or themselves or each other,
Or architects or brothers,
Or themselves or each other,
Or astronauts or fathers,
Or themselves or each other,
Or themselves

 

So, kiss me here beneath the street lights
In a lay-by, all covered in snow oh!
Yeah, kiss me here beneath the street lights
And oh, in a lay-by, all covered in snow for now

 

You and I, we’ve always been crows,
Hiding black wings beneath the snow
You and I, we’ve always been crows,
Hiding yellow feet beneath the snow

 

You’re in the headlights, darling oh!
And you’re flying out over the road, no, no
And you’re covered in snow
And oh, you’re in the headlights, darling now
You’re flying out over the road
And you’re covered in snow

 

Wide Eyes Blind Love

The Last Unicorn

Well we’ll kiss for that’s how it begins,
We’ll embrace just to warm our skins.
I’ll think of her and you’ll think of him.

 

And we’ll talk to keep the silence from our ears,
And we’ll laugh because we’re so close to tears,
We’re just lonely, you know, that’s why we’re here.

 

Cos you don’t taste like you should,
And you don’t fit in my arms like she would.
Lying in the dark, it’s understood:
We are both lost.
And we won’t be found.

 

We will wake up with each other in our paws,
You cover over white bits like I’ve not seen them before.
We’ll say goodbye and then we’ll say no more.

 

Cause hearts won’t buy love and nor will they sell,
And there is no love in this hotel.
Though we’re walking home we know too well
We are both lost
We are both lost
And we won’t be found.

 

She was my compass,
He was your map,
We’ve come too far to be turning back.

 

And we’ll sit on our single beds,
Nothing on our hearts and tears on our threads,
For we know the last unicorn is dead.

What Will Become Of Us

Well, wood burns, and metal rusts,
So, darling, what’s to become of us,
When the weather turns, and they say it must,
Well, we’ll need coats for the both of us,
But the wool is thin and it’s full of holes,
And there’s no heat in this abandoned bus,
So will we go alone, out on our own,
Oh, darling, what’s to become of us

 

Well, boats sink into the sea,
And airplanes that crash like computer screens,
And signals fail, trains derail,
And car bonnets crumple like magazines,
‘Til they’re put in piles like stacks of tiles,
In a yard full of fridges and broken stuff,
Will we go alone out on our own,
Oh, darling, what’s to become of us

 

We will bite our noses off to spite our faces,
Both of us will rust like metal fences in the rain,
You will pour the gasoline and I will spark the matches,
We will burn within our fire, we will burn within our flames

 

Well, yeast ferments and milk sours,
When it’s out of the fridge for too many hours,
Well, we lament in separate towers,
Never knowing if we’re brave or if we’re cowards,
For they pour cement down this hole of ours,
And we’ll be stuck under stones and flowers,
Will we go alone out on our own,
Oh, darling, that’s what will become of us

I See Love

We’ll roll down dirty old windows
And sing with our eyes closed
And belt out the high notes.

 

And we’ll go down to the beach
Where the wind blows
And we’ll throw off our old clothes
And we’ll dance with our eyes closed.

 

Because I see love
I see love when I close my eyes
And I see love
I see love when I close my eyes

 

Yeah, we’ll watch the stars glow
And the flames burn the wood slow
Playing games with our shadows
Till all four of our eyes close.

 

And darling we’ll sleep close
With no blankets or pillows
Like the Wind in the Willows
And we’ll dream with our eyes closed.

 

Yeah I see love
I see love when I close my eyes
And I see love
I see love when I close my eyes

 

And I feel love in spite of myself
And I feel love to frighten myself
And I feel love and I feel nothing else

 

Vultures and black crows
Perching on sign posts
Circling like ghosts
So we’ll just keep our eyes closed.

Rainbows

Glass was shattered here
Midst the burning smell of fear
Dressed in plainclothes

 

Bloodstain on the snow
Looks like red wine on the clothes
Of a sailor

 

She lives in a photograph
Waits for you to make her laugh

 

Life was shattered here
Midst a thousand mothers’ tears
We’ll need rainclothes

 

And teardrops melt the snow
Reveal the oil spill in the road
Looks like rainbows

 

Drunk upon the scaffolding
Swinging around

 

Drunk upon the scaffolding
Laughing at the ground as he falls

Caravan

Pour the petrol can, around this caravan,
and watch the flames take all you own.
There’s a girl that understands
like the back of her two hands,
she’s all you need to know.

 

Cause you search for years but you lose everything you find.
There’s braille for the deaf and a signpost for the blind,
there’s heaven for the cruel but the devil waits for the kind.

 

-Whistling-

 

And you follow the blackbird home, through the early winter snow.
Your footprints track you through the grass.
And you ache just to smell her clothes
and her cooking down on the stove
You see her face in everyone you pass.

 

Cause you search for years but you lose everything you find.
There’s braille for the deaf and a signpost for the blind,
there’s heaven for the cruel but the devil waits for the kind.

 

And you walk down to her window
press your face against the glass
only to find that she is happy in his arms.

 

-Whistling-

 

Cause you search for years but you lose everything you find.
There’s braille for the deaf and a signpost for the blind,
there’s heaven for the cruel but the devil waits for the kind.

Wide Eyes

Well I’ve not seen Alaskan white
and I’ve not seen Tokyo by night
and I’ve not seen the northern lights
But I have seen your wide eyes tonight

 

And I’ve not done all I could have done
And I have walked when I could have run
And I have lost all I could have won
But your wide eyes reflect and move on

 

I have found a hole in my coat
I have found a lump in my throat
I have laughed at all my own jokes
But your wide eyes are like water to a boat

 

I have never packed my case
Gone underground or out into space
When my gaze rests heavy on your face
Well, your wide eyes are my favourite place
Yeah, your wide eyes are my favourite place

Underwater Bride

help me stay awake i’m falling asleep
and i don’t want to fall asleep
while you’re here
you’re gunna leave when the alarm clock beeps
and it will beep any moment
my dear

 

and all that we have will be locked into memory
like everything that we’ve had before
so i will stay awake
and i will watch the fire burning
and keep the hungry wolves from the door

 

help me find my way back to the bread crumbs
i’ve wandered alone through the trees
the lights are dimming in the windows of the houses
and my heart is starting to freeze

 

see we have light but we won’t use it
we’re scared we’ll lose it if we don’t use it
then we’ll die here in the dark
they will find us hopeless and helpless
and clutching our frozen hearts

 

but you and i well we’ll be buried side by side
and time it won’t mean a thing
i’ll be your underground groom
you’ll be my underground bride

 

please can you help me keep my head above the water
i have cramp in both of my calves
yeah my lungs are filling up with cold dirty water
but i’ve a sickness that is making me laugh
see we have boat but we dont think it
we’re scared we’ll sink but we’ll drink it
if we never find that raft
we will sink down to the bottom of the ocean
with the fishes that glow in the dark

 

but you and i well we’ll sink down side by side
and time it won’t mean a thing
i’ll be your underwater groom
you’ll be my underwater bride
and oh the lights are fading my love
and oh the water’s filling me up
and oh the lights are fading my love

Starlings

Well, we watched the starlings fly,
Around the burnt-down pier and die,
Spilled my coffee on my sleeve,
She wiped it with a smile,
And told me I was juvenile,
And kissed me softly on my cheek

 

And her hair danced in the breeze,
Like a thousand swinging trees,
In a forest lying next to stormy seas

 

Well, we watched the wintry sky,
Turn a shade of turquoise, I,
Whispered softly, “I feel lost,”
She turned with laughing eyes,
And curled her lips towards the sky,
And said, “get your map out, then, you knob!”

 

And we laughed like a pair of fools,
Like kids, they laugh at school,
And we wandered home before the day brought dusk

Blind Love

Trying to hold a love that wants to go
Is like trying to catch a falling flake of snow
It glimmers while it can but it will melt between your hands, you know
To keep alive a love that wants to die
You teach the birds to swim, implore the fish to fly
But gills are made for water, and feathers for the sky, y’know
OH OH OH OH OH OH (x2)

 

To find a love that’s new where do you start?
It’s like trying to find the light switch in the dark
But falling over mess you left unaddressed inside your heart
OH OH OH OH OH OH (x2)

 

But I will find love, that’s a blind love
It’s the kind of love I need
Oh well I’ll find love, that’s a blind love
It’s the kind of love I need
OH OH OH OH OH OH (x4)

Snowflakes

Every light will fade into the dark,
But every night will die just like the last,
Snowflakes on the water,
Snowflakes on the frozen sea,
Snowflakes in the playground,
Snowflakes clothing naked trees

 

No stars in sight lying on the lawn,
But every night is darkest before dawn
Snowflakes on the water,
Snowflakes on the frozen sea,
Snowflakes in the playground,
Snowflakes clothing naked trees

 

Wicked Man’s Rest

Wicked Man’s Rest

You can say I’m mad
You can say I’m crazy
But I’m only as bad
As the maker who made me

 

Sinner in the darkness
Liar in the church
Deaf man’s silence
The blind man’s search

 

Teardrop falling
Memory recalling
Ghost in your dreams
And your secret recordings

 

Mad man’s matches
Lump in your throat
The pea under your mattress
The hole in your coat

 

Singer with the sound down
Winner on the come down
Poet in the overcoat
Looking for a suntan

 

On his birthday
Prisoner on his first day
Tired of the new wave

 

I rise to meet you
As your trust dissolves to shame
Oh, this innocence has turned and lost its way
Retrace the footprints
Off the path from which I came
I’m the beast in you, the beast in me

 

(Which way are we going?
The doors close in an hour)

 

You can say I’m mad
You can say I’m crazy
But I’m only as bad
As the maker who made me

 

Needle for the user
The pain in your chest
Beggar and the chooser
The wicked man’s rest

 

Fear in the stuntman
Sneer in the playground
Bottle in the hand
Of a dirty old drunk man
Leaf falling
Autumn calling
Dark clouds forming

 

I rise to meet you
As your trust dissolves to shame
Oh, this innocence has turned and lost its way
Retrace the footprints
Off the path from which I came
I’m the beast in you, the beast in me

 

Bite my nails
Right down to the skin
Where one trust ends
And another lie begins

 

Patch over holes
In my weakened heart
Which angels hold
And devils pull apart

 

I’m the beast in you
The beast in me
The bitterness, the jealousy
The part of you that never sleeps

 

(Are you my angel?
Will we walk all night through solitary streets?)

 

And you hardly can imagine
What you never had before
And the reason that you’re given
Still leaves you wanting more

 

I rise to meet you
As your trust dissolves to shame
Oh, this innocence has turned and lost its way
Retrace the footprints
Off the path from which I came
I’m the beast in you, the beast in me
The bitterness, the jealousy
The part of you that never sleeps

Night Vision Binoculars

I see you nearly everyday.
I see you, but you don’t see me.
I wish I had something clever to say.
And I wish I had something better I could be.

 

We touched hands by the coffee machine the other day.
I know you’ve forgotten already,
But I’m gonna take that moment to the grave.
To the grave.

 

Cos I just wanna walk you home.
I just wanna walk you home.
Oh, yea.

 

I see you nearly every night.
I see you when you’re down in your house.
With my night vision binoculars
I creep quiet as a mouse.

 

And I get jealous when I see you stroking his hair.
But it’s okay, I tell myself ’cause I know
It’s only I’m not there.
I’m not there.
Cos I just wanna walk you home.
I just wanna walk you home.
Well I just need some time alone.
I just need some time alone.

 

I’m the boy who watches the phone.
I’m the boy who eats lunch on his own.
I’m the boy with the monotone.
I’m the boy who still lives at home.

 

I’m the boy with the ironed shirt.
I’m the boy who watches you work.
I know where you keep your skirts.
I know where your secrets lurk.

 

I’m the boy that’s calling your house.
I’m the boy that’s freaking you out.
With my thermal flask of tea.
Up there in your neighbour’s tree.

 

I’m the boy that’s crossing borders.
I’m the boy with social disorders.
I’m the boy with restraining orders.
I’m the boy, yeah.

 

Cos I just wanna walk you home.
I just wanna walk you home.
And I know that’s it not right to creep.
But I just wanna watch you sleep alone.

 

Cos I just wanna walk you home.
I just wanna walk you home.

Things You’ve Never Done

When you were younger
Blue eyed boy wonder
Never used to ponder
On what life may hide

 

Now that you’re older
The nights are so much colder
Never even told her
How you feel inside

 

You were so proud
With your head up in the white clouds
She’d call you so loud
But you’d never know

 

Now that you’re wiser
You’d never compromise her
Ever day you’d realise her
But this bird has flown

 

And you’ve blown out all your candles one by one
And you curse yourself for things you’ve never done

 

She would wait for you
Idolise, adore you
Love and reassure you
You couldn’t let it be

 

You let it linger
Slip on through your fingers
So that September
She moved across the sea

 

How your face dropped
And how your heart stopped
Sitting at the bus stop
When they told you that she’d gone

 

So you run to the harbour
Need to tell her that you love her
As the boat disappears
You never felt so alone

 

‘Cause you’ve blown out all your candles one by one
And you curse yourself for things you never done
Where were you when her hour of need had come?
Now you curse yourself for things you never done

 

Now your grandson blonde haired blue eyed handsome
Calls you up from London and sits and asks you why
So your answer don’t be scared of failure
For the only failure is never to try

Girl That I Once Knew

Sometimes when the light catches her face
In a very particular way
It reminds me so true
Of a girl that I once knew

 

And there’s something in her voice
That has left me with no choice
And a memory’s renewed
Of a girl that I once knew

 

And there’s something when she smiles
Throwing lines around her eyes
As a keyhole I see through
To a girl that I once knew

 

Sometimes it’s almost too much
When I feel her gentle touch
Running fingers down and through
Like a girl that I once knew

 

And to hear her sleeping breath
The rise and falling of her chest
Moonlight paints a ghostly blue
Like a girl that I once knew

 

And the girl that I once knew
Left me empty and confused
And it feels different somehow
With the girl that I know now

Do What You Like

It never felt, like it felt when I felt it
For the first time with you
And you know I wouldn’t lie

 

Now I’m standing by the fountain
And I’m counting all the sunken coins
Maybe they know what it’s like

 

To be a stain on your shirt
And a hole in your jeans
To be a speckle of dirt
On your dress so clean

 

Because I give you my all
But you give nothing to me
So go on, do what you like

 

You never meant what you said
But you said it ’cause you’ve had one or two
And I know that’s what you’re like

 

Now I’m standing by the wall, feeling small
As you’re working the room
And I know that he’s your type

 

With his tight fitted shirt
And his designer jeans
Well you treat me like dirt
I treat you like a queen
You have the time in the world
And not a second for me
So go on

 

You took me to the party
I don’t know anybody
But I’ll wait for you

 

Yeah you left me here alone
And you’re not answering your phone
And still I’ll wait for you

 

Because the taxi’s just a fiver
But I’m your designated driver
And I’ll wait for you

 

Because tonight could be the night
when you realize this is right
And so I’ll wait for you

 

So no smoking, no drinking
Straight thinking ’cause
I’m driving you home
And I think your coat’s upstairs

 

Now I’m standing on the landing
And I’m staring through an open door
I can’t believe it’s you in there

 

With an unbuttoned shirt
And your hands down his jeans
Well you treat me like dirt
But your hands stay clean
Because I give you my all
But you give nothing to me

 

So go on, do what you like
Do what you like to me

Needle In The Dark

With progress comes problems
With wisdom comes age
With lessons come learning
And pleasure comes with pain

 

You can only have the sunshine after the rain

I took a walk
It got me thinking
Left foot, right foot
Smiling, blinking
Breathe out, breathe in
Somehow linking

 

My soul to my mind and my heart to my mouth
Lost and the found and the north to the south
And the corners to the circle in my mind

 

We may find that the gate has been locked
When we come back down to what we really are
Retrace the footprints off the path that is lost
It’s like trying to find a needle in the dark

 

My hands they are empty
But they are clean
I’m poor but I’m healthy
I’m halfway between
The gutter and the skyline

 

So I took a walk to the land’s end
Thinking ‘bout an ex-girlfriend that I had
And the pages that I’ve turned
And it seems to me
That we all love the chase
But once we’re caught we feel encased
Behind bars of love and trust
Uprooted by drunken lust
By people, people just like us
People, people just like us

 

You may find that the gate has been locked
When we come back down to what we really are
Retrace the footprints off the path that’s been lost
It’s like trying to find a needle in the dark

 

So I took a walk to the station
Lost in my imagination
Having private conversations with myself
And I’m just stumbling ‘round
And I wait for the sound
Of this crumbling town to come tumbling down
People say I’m just bummin’ around
But I’ve had both my ears to the ground

Four Horses

Four horses pull a carriage through an empty street
And though the day is cold & still they are not
breathing They make no sound at all

 

As easily as water finds its way to ground
They bleed into the brick and are gone

 

And I have seen what I have seen as I fall
Like a whisper in the dome of St Paul
The drowning man’s forgot what he’s called
But he illuminates our town for us all

 

Walk up the narrow staircase from the balcony
And at the top go out and grip the golden railing
The view from up here really takes your breath away
You step out of your skin and you’re gone

 

So follow me down to the riverside, honey
We can pack our bags and take all our money
We can fly away, we can fly away

 

Take me down to the railway tracks
We can cross the bridge where the sun sets, baby
We can fly away, we can fly away

 

Take me down, take me down
Fly away, fly away

 

The day is cold and still and there’s no reason
To make a sound at all
As easily as water finds its way to ground

 

And I have seen what I have seen as I fall
Like a whisper in the dome of St Paul
The drowning man’s forgot what he’s called
But he illuminates our town for us all

You’re On My Mind

Pointless sighs
And lonely nights
Bottomless loves
And phony heights

 

There’s a hole in my story
There’s a hole in my heart
And this storyteller is falling apart

 

Feeling neglected
I let go of myself
It’s unexpected
But I’m going home by myself
Tears are welling in the pits of my eyes
You’re on my mind

 

Pointless sighs
And lonely nights
Hope inside us taking flight

 

There’s a hole in my story
There’s a hole in my shoe
And this storyteller is coming unglued

 

Feeling neglected
I let go of myself
It’s unexpected
But I’m going home by myself
Tears are welling in the pits of my eyes
You’re on my mind

For You

For you, dear
I’d lose my tongue to talk, dear
No whispers in the dark, dear
For you I would

 

And if you, dear
Found my words were unclear
And my voice you can’t hear
For you I would

 

Write you a poem
Just to let you know
I would write you a poem, my love

 

For you, dear
I’d lose my legs to walk, dear
No footprints in the chalk, dear
For you I would

 

And it’s true, dear
If your demons are near
And you’re drowning in tears
For you I would

 

Build you a boat
Just to keep you afloat
I would build you a boat, my love

Walk In The Rain

I walked the steps of my father today
Worked till I froze and my face turned grey
And all of my fingers calloused and worn to the bone
And I felt like a child in a world full of men
Trying to capture that something again
Strong as an ox but slowly turning to stone

 

Walking away from this room dark and grey
Smoke hangs in clouds and the old echo plays

 

And the music is soft
And the voice it is hushed
And the boy he has loved
And the man he has lost

 

And I walk out in the rain
All over again

 

I felt the touch of my mother today
Gently pushing me forward again
Closing my eyes but still feeling the way
And I’m clutching at fingers through crumples and creases
I came to my senses it cut me to pieces
‘Cause I needed more but I was pulling away

 

Walking alone with these legs made of stone
I’m almost dry and I’m almost home

 

Where the photographs smile
And I’m still someone’s child
And my place it is set
So I’ll stay for a while

 

Till I walk out in the rain
Like water would stain
And I’m born all over again

Table For One

So I sit on this table for one
And pour me a drink that’ll last
I’m not drunk I just miss being young
And I grew old too fast

 

My wife she breaks and she bends
My children they don’t understand
I came here tonight in search of a friend
But I’m the invisible man

 

‘Cause I’ve swallowed my tongue
And I’ve polished my gun
And I’ve sat on my secrets for years
With my stiff upper lip
My composure won’t slip
And I’ve hidden each silent salty tear

 

I sit on this table for one
And I have been here before
It’s a little less than I’d had in mind
But I wouldn’t ask for more

 

And my mother she taught me to write
And my father he taught me his trade
And I wish that they could both be here tonight
To see what a mess I’ve made

 

‘Cause I’ve swallowed my tongue
And I’ve polished my gun
And I’ve sat on my secrets for years
With my stiff upper lip
My composure won’t slip
And I’ve hidden each silent salty tear

 

My sons and my daughters don’t know me at all
I’ve dug in trenches and put up walls
I whisper I love you each night as they sleep
But no one hears me when I speak
On this table for one

 

So I sit on this table for one
I won’t go till they tell me to leave
Why’d they teach me to follow my dreams
When dreams are all they can be?

Contact:

e-mail: Passenger@ iemusic.co.uk

 

Agent:

AUS  Select Music | Stephen Wade | stephen@ selectmusic.com.au
UK   ATC Live | Colin Keenan | colin@ atc-live.com
US   Paradigm | Marty Diamond | mdiamond@ paradigmagency.com