I was waiting in the back-seat of the car
When I knew I'd given up
Down on the back-streets by the park
So sick of the taste of blood
I'm gonna write your girl a letter
It'll make everything better
Screaming down the phone-line to your mum
She said Honey ain't home right now
I bought a tuxedo and I bought a gun
Bigger Than Us
You took the tunnel route home
You've never taken that way with me before
Did you feel the need for change?
Apologies on your fingernails
Love flickered in the city of lights,
Like intermittent radio waves
I don't need your tears
I don't want your love
I just gotta get home
I felt loved last night for the first time in a long time
It feels like coming home to stay
Like falling in the sea when it's too hot in the sun
But made things so much worse today
I know you said you'll miss me
But I know that you won't
Because time is lie a wave, that washes the pain away
When you come down
I know I said I'll see you
You were writhing on the floor... Like a moth in molasses.
Who ever taught you to move your body like that?
Gooses pimpled, yelled Spanish... Like some out of date acid.
Who ever taught you to scream like that?
Maybe someday I could move like yo... u... But I'm not looking for a Holy Ghost.
Maybe someday I can scream like you... But I'm not looking for a Holy Ghost.
You were crying on the shoulders... Of the men in the shadows.
Who ever taught you to sell your sex like that?
I'm thinking through halo's... In a stained glass window.
Jesus Stranger are as strange as that?'
She stares into the mirror, youth fading with the sun
The hollows in her face like wishing wells
Scarlet as a paper-cut, and jewelled as the Orion,
She'd never worn that jewellery as a girl.
She says 'the only thing I've ever found
That's greater than it always sounds
He stares into the river, heart falling to the dri"
Peace & Quiet
After the red ants, the black-out
Come peace and quiet
Those little foot-prints
Fleshed out, calm in my mind
I lay like a compass, digits accusing the sunrise
Rain-drop abseil the window
And flinch through the hurt cries
I feel this great pressure coming down on me
And the tide of my bliss, pulling at your sympathy
I feel this great pressure coming down on me, when my nerve is on the high wire
I pressed my ear to your chest and heard something personal
A whisper that knew my name
Is this how your heart treats all strangers,
With love and affection?
Then I feel cold and empty
I've got a sense of urgency
I've gotta make this happen
No stone unturned
I've got a sense of urgency
Hold tight for heartbreak
Buckle up for loneliness.
Right time to get away.
Where I'm going I could't care.
I'm bored and I'm afraid
I'm falling like rain for you.
So tired and picking skin.
Just cos it's something to do.
The Power & The Glory
What if I were to disobey
Give you back the power
Would I be punished like a child
And left on my own
Would you think me ungrateful
And send me away
If I couldn't make you happy
Cause empty handed leaving
As I was when I came
Turn The Bells
The market-place has nothing to sell
Left alone it's awnings shiver
Wind whistles through the wood
Fish teeth snapping in a river
Peaks puncture the sky
Like a child's icy toes
Dipped in a stream
That a few of us know
And the cloud just a ripple?
A shock from the impact?