B i o g r a p h y
 (by Musichead.com)

When Clare Bowditch and the Feeding Set released their debut album Autumn Bone in March 2004, critics found it “mesmerising” (Rolling Stone), “magical” (The Australian), “earthy and intricate” (SMH). Fortunately, Bowditch’s visual storytelling and compelling vocal-style also captured the good favour of audiences nationally, propelling the young group into the spotlight as one of the most exciting sounds to emerge from Australia that year.

As most bands must, The Feeding Set spent 2004 touring relentlessly, three tours of their own and innumerable others supporting the likes of Paul Kelly, Pete Murray, Missy Higgins, The Waifs, Xavier Rudd, Tim Rogers, Paul Dempsey, and Cat Power, as well as playing key spots on Falls, Meredith and St Kilda Festivals, amongst many others. By the beginning of 2005, Clare Bowditch and the Feeding Set had developed an incredibly strong live performance, with a following to match.

But where did this unique voice come from we hear some of you ask? Bowditch’s first songs were nonsensical imitations of church hymns written when she was three (her mother has the tapes), but it wasn’t until her teens whilst bashing away on the Melbourne pub circuit that her unique visual imagery began taking shape. In the late 90’s, her folk-flavoured group Red Raku released two albums, Sweetly Sedated (1999) and Roda Leisis (2000), before she moved to Canada on an exchange scholarship to study Ethnomusicology/Creative Writing. Returning to Australia in 2001 with a head full of new songs and a new-found fondness for her trusty guitar, Clare began the writing process for what was to become Autumn Bone.

Originally intended as a solo project that was to feature an array of guest musicians, the record soon took a different course. Of the dozen or so guests who contributed to the project, four remained – Marty Brown (Art of Fighting) on drums, J Walker (Machine Translations) on guitar, French horn player and vocalist Libby Chow, and bass player Warren Bloomer. After a month of sharing Wednesday night dinners and rehearsals together, the aptly named Feeding Set was born.

Push forward to 2005 and in celebration of the bands new home at EMI, the band are now thrilled to present you with their new single, ‘On This Side’, taken from the forthcoming album, ‘What Was Left’. ‘On This Side’ is a welcome follow up to the popular first single ‘Divorcee by 23’, another example of Bowditch’s fecund imagination. These songs are a continuation of Bowditch’s fascination with bent folk pop, and a further demonstration of the rare production talent of Martin W Brown, who uses the art of detail to transform this song into an immediately accessible yet timeless offering. ‘On This Side’ is a colourful slice of what is to come from the October scheduled release, which was recorded on tape from a desk at Brown and Bowditch’s very own Standalone Studios, based conveniently beside a fig tree in their back garden in the northern suburbs of Melbourne.

In 2007, Clare releases her new album "When The Moon Looked On". Punters at the Queenscliff Music Festival on September 13 will be lucky enough to witness her media launch for the upcoming album.




Autumn Bone
- 2004 -

Autumn Bone
Buddy
Monday Comes
Parts of the Puzzle
Midnight Bird
Ms Unavailability (oh temptation)
Hair that Red
Homage to my Dad and the ABC
Big Man
Human Being
Old Joelene
 

What Was Left
- 2005-11-29 -

Starry Picking Night
Lips like Oranges
I Thought You Were God
Winding Up
Divorcee by 23
Which Way To Go
The Thing About Grief
Strange Questions
When I Was Five
Little Self Centred Queen
Just Might Do
On This Side
Yes I Miss You

Moon Looked On
- 2007-10-23 -

You Look So Good
Peccadilloes
Between the Tea and the Toast
I Am Not Allowed
When The Lights Went Down
Little Black Cave
This Bastard Disease
I Love The Way You Talk
That Wouldn't Be So Good
Your Other Hand
You Can Stay The Night
People Like Me, People Like You
 

Modern Day Addiction
- 2010-08-13 -

The Start Of War
Modern Day Addiction
Running
A Lucky Life
Prinz Willy
Your Own Kind Of Girl
A E I O You
The Most Beautiful Lies
Break My Heart
Bigger Than The Money
A Little History (Homage To My Dad Two)
Stars
 

The Winter I Chose Happiness
- 2012-09-14 -

Let’s Get Happy Together
Thin Skin
One Little River
Amazing Life
Your Love Walks With Me
The One
Cocky Lady
You Will Know
The Big Happy
You Make Me Happy
Are You Ready Yet

Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Blood Red Rose
Fall At Your Feet
Hallelujah

Summer Wine

 

 


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Autumn Bone

Autumn Bone

Oh you know my love it grows
Like an autumn bone
Oh you know my love it grows
Like an autumn bone

Oh you know my love it grows
Like an autumn bone
And you're all alone

Oh you know my love it grows
Like an autumn bone
And you're all alone

All the things you thought you knew
How to do
Where oh where does it all go
We don't know

Oh you know my love it grows
Like an autumn bone
And you're all alone

Oh you know my love it grows
Like an autumn bone
And you're all alone

So you find
Open wide
So you find
Love is still
Open wide
On your window sill
Hey hey hey

Oh you know my love it grows
Like an autumn bone
Oh you know my love it grows
Like an autumn bone

Oh you know my love it grows
Like an autumn bone
And you're all alone

Oh you know my love it grows
Like an autumn bone
And you're all alone

So you find
Autumn still
Well and alive
On your window sill
Hey hey hey

Buddy

From my kitchen window
I spy Buddy
Where did his mother go
I wonder over tea and toast and honey
It is Three AM
He is in his PJ's talking to his cats again
Oh Buddy

They say that Buddy's lived in that house
Since Forty Three
Now that his mother's gone
Buddy never married
Neither he or me can sleep
We've both got worries
But Buddy has got no one
Oh Buddy

I knew the moment I saw you
That I would write this story for you
I knew the moment I saw you
I knew the moment I saw you

Watching him wash his hands repeatedly
Where did your mother go
I know you must miss her, Buddy
Saw him on the street just once
Sunday suit and his hair wet down to his face
He smiled at no one I could see

There's a Buddy on every block
There's a Buddy behind some big brick wall
Keeping company with newspapers
Passing time to the sound of their own voice

I knew the moment I saw you
That I would write this story for you
I knew the moment I saw you

Monday Comes

Monday comes and Wednesday flies,
'Cause on Saturday, yeah on Saturday I fly
See you later, see you soon
You said you'd wait and I do believe you
Come on, come on

You, you were always there
Waiting, waiting
You, you were always there
And yes I do believe you

If you go or if you stay
Makes no difference
‘Cause you're still my fave
Don't forget me, not too soon
Happy days, oh the way you move
Come on, come on

You, you were always there
Waiting, waiting
You, you were always there
And yes I do believe you
Come on, come on

See you later, see you soon
You said you'd wait and I do believe you
See you later, see you soon
You said you'd wait and I do believe you

Oh the word the word is love
You let me go and I gave you up
See you later, see you soon
You said you'd wait and I do believe you

Oh the word the word is love
You let me go and I gave you up
See you later, see you soon
You said you'd wait and I do believe you

You, you were always there
Waiting, waiting
You, you were always there
And yes I do believe you

Oh the word the word is love
You let me go and I gave you up
Oh the word the word is love
You let me go and I gave you up...

Who Knows Who

There are parts of the puzzle that remain unseen
And there are parts of the picture that could never be
There are good friends watching silently
There are those that you are yet to meet

Who knows who
Might be watching out for you
Who knows who
Might be watching out for you

All those good friends that you're yet to meet
They will alter you substantially
Bringing lines and loves that trouble thee
But you'll find ones that just sit comfortably

So all those whispers known only to the trees
And all those unknown feelings yet to be
They'll come from angels and omens and food, for free
You'll find the one to fit this one to a T

Who knows who
Might be watching out for you
Who knows who
Might be watching out for you

Watching out for you
Watching out for you...

Midnight Bird

Hush hush, have you heard
Elenor's got a midnight bird
Oh yeah

Hush hush, have you heard
Elenor's got a midnight bird
Oh yeah

Hush hush, have you heard
Elenor's got a midnight bird
And if you're very nice to her
She might sing

Oh yeah, oh yeah
Oh yeah, oh yeah

Hush hush, have you heard
Elenor's got a midnight bird
Oh yeah

Hush hush, have you heard
Elenor's got a midnight bird
Oh yeah

Hush hush, have you heard
Elenor's got a midnight bird
And if you're very nice to her

Oh yeah, oh yeah
Oh yeah, oh yeah

Hush hush, have you heard
Elenor's got a midnight bird
And if you're very nice to her

Oh yeah, oh yeah
Oh yeah

Ms. Unavailability (Oh! Temptation)

You think I'm no good because I've got
A boy back at home who I happen to love
Yes indeedy-dee I do
What good does that make me to you

Go ahead, call me friend if you like
I'm not saying this is easy, pity me
I'm unavailable that's me
Little Miss Unavailability

Devil, who let you in
Don't you go messing there again
And just go, go now away
Thank God there's always you to blame

Some lonesome, someone some time ago
Convinced you, you had to be broken
To make your words grow
Now you go using girls like me
To help fuel your creative misery

You wrote to me not long after I had left
You said "I'm glad you're good
I'm not so good. I'm quite a mess
Who's gonna sing you to sleep
We could've made such a beautiful, beautiful family"

Devil, who let you in
Don't you go messing everything up again
Just walk, walk now away
Thank God there's always you to blame

Hair That Red

My friend Nick was made up of coloured bits
That he shot to the stars and left in a trail
That was our friend Nick, who grinned like a lunatic
And talked like a bird, who knew all the old song words

"He's a smoker, a joker, a midnight toker"
And "Help me I think I'm falling in love again"
A son, a brother, a father and my mother always said
"You've got to love a man with hair that red"

My friend Nick, a bundle of scattered bits
That once in a while he tried to collect
The only things left big enough to hold him in were rivers and dreams
He told me he'd love me when we were sixty

He's a sun, and a spring, and a blocked up darling
She said, "You've got to love a man with hair that red"

Our friend Nick was made of a billion bits
And we'll only ever know four or three each
But as the song goes, "Life is but a tapestry
Of rich and royal hue,"
And you've a cloak fit for a lion King

And in case you're still wondering
Indeed we loved you man with hair that red

Homage To My Dad And The ABC

Year was nineteen, nineteen eighty, nineteen eighty five
Me and my Dad, he's the only one I had
We were driving beside, beside the ocean
That man he would not swim
Very few things kept him afloat
He likes to listen to the AB, to the ABC
And their words became like our moat

Like a freight-train
Like a board-game
My Dad he takes his time
Says "All will be fine"

On the AB, on the ABC
Every Sat-dee afternoon
They'd play Goon Show, Goon Show repeats
The Old Man he laughs like a loon

We kept driving, did some business
He saw his locksmith and we moved on
Rolling like the wind down past Brighton
Pretty soon we struck home

Like a freight-train
Like a board-game
My Dad he takes his time
Says "All will be fine"

He cooks meatloaf
My Dad cooks meatloaf
A mean chop-suey and scones
And on the weekend
The old man rules the kitchen
He's got the ABC constantly on

His tastes are fairly plain
He's not so big on the gourmet
Though he does top his pizzas with jam
He never feels the need to say much
His love lives in the simple stuff
My Dad's an ordinary man

Like a freight-train
Like a board-game
My Dad he takes his time
Says "All will be fine"

Big Man

Big man
A holy tardis of silences
So wise you always know what not to say
So much smarter that way

Big man
Now how about the things you did not say
Did you mean for them to come out that way
'Cause Big Man, I'm in pain

My dreams blinded me
My dreams blinded me
Blinded me
Gonna move to Assisi, oh

Big man
Now to think I thought you adored me
How full of herself can a young girl be
I mean "really, really"

Guess I
Guess I should thank you for nothing
Those beautiful nothings that never occurred
He's a bird, he's a blur

My dreams blinded me
My dreams blinded me
Blinded me
Gonna move to Assisi, oh

Big man
Unlike you I guess I'm selfish
Sometimes I wish you'd wear your insides out
Maybe shake them about

But you're right, man
There can be no doubt that your right-hand woman
She will be short and have a lot to say
Somehow balances that way

My dreams blinded me
My dreams blinded me
Blinded me
Gonna move to Assisi, oh

Human Being

Like a red light flashing
like a message from the door of a shed
I have never before been in or entered

Like a red light flashing at the door of a sin
I have never before been interested in

Like a human being, like a human being
Like a human being, I have desires also

And like a human being, I'm a human being
I'm a human being
These doors make me ever more so

What if I told you you were the one all along
But I never said nothing 'cause I wanted you to know
What if I told you you were the one all along
But I never said nothing 'cause I wanted you to know
These things about me

I was once a child in a house by the sea
I may be made of matter but my heart's all hope and memory

Oh I became a child in the heart of a ship
I fell in the water 'cause the water called me into it

Like a human being, like a human being
Like a human being, I've had my fears also

Like a human being, I'm a human being
I'm a human being
These storms make me ever more so

What if I told you you were the one all along
But I never said nothing 'cause I wanted you to know
What if I told you you were the one all along
But I never said nothing 'cause I wanted you to know
These things about me

What if I told you you were the one all along
But I never said nothing 'cause I wanted you to know
What if I told you you were the one all along
But I never said nothing 'cause I wanted you to know

What if I told you you were the one all along
But I never said nothing 'cause I wanted you to know
These things about me

Old Joelene

I built a riverboat for you
And called her Old Joelene for you.
And I sat in the bough of the boat
And waited for a sign from you
But the water said it could not find you
You didn't come through

Hah hoe hah hoe hoe
Hah hoe hoe hah hoe
Old Joelene
Where could he be

I built a water fall for you
And like a toad with a golden ball for you
I sat in the bough of that boat
And I waited for a sign from you
But the water said it could not find you
You didn't come through

Hah hoe hah hoe hoe
Hah hoe hoe hah hoe
Old Joelene
Where could he be
Old Joelene
Where is he

Down a river made from dust and dew
Towards a country once rich and rare and blue
I sat in the bough of that boat
And scattered all of my parts from you
Here comes my home, my hearts, my crew
So adieu to you

What Was Left

Starry Picking Night

Once a starry picking night
I fell into your arms like a lover
Lost of all her charms
And the moon it stood like salt
Fell out of the sky like snow
And you loved her so
You failed to let her go

Lying in the back of the car
As the street lights turn to fire
You remind me much of her
And perhaps that's why when
Lying in the back of the car
And you shed your heart like skin
I was watching you watching her

Lying in the back of the car
As the street lights turn to fire
You remind me much of her
And perhaps that's why when
Lying in the back of the car
And you shed your heart like skin
I was watching you watching her

Shadows and their multitudes
Shadows were our favourite food
You blessed me
Sent me on my way

Lips Like Oranges

Factory by five, and as the morning hits
she's working a double-split shift
The boss says, "Hope you don't mind"
In a hand-written note placed in the lunchroom

Leave Josie alone
You've got to leave that girl alone
She did not ask for you
Could she be sitting there
Longing for someone to take her home
You've got to leave that girl alone
Here in the morning light
She switches off the light

She's got such beautiful lips
They call like oranges to the thirsty man
Break-time intermits
He wants to say it
But he don't know if he can

Oh just to know her light
José sees Josephine
And he wants to call her Josie
He says, "Josie, are you alright?
I've watched you fifteen years
Bottling those god damn beers"

Paper-thin the walls
Cannot work it out on your own
Between the lavatories
The men's and the lady's
Is that her name he calls
Cannot work it out on your own
She hears José rehearse
Some kind of song-like verse

She's got such beautiful lips
They call like oranges to the thirsty man
Break-time intermits
He wants to say it
But he don't know if he can

I guess I was wondering
What you were doing on the weekend
I've got tickets to this show
It's free you know and

I guess I was wondering
What you were doing on the weekend
I've got tickets to this show
It's free you know and

I guess I was wondering
What you

I Thought You Were God

Storeman, your eyes all watery white
"Another long, long night?" and you say
"Be careful riding
That boy's bike in the dark."
"Don't worry, I'm not going far."

I was very, very young
And terribly in love
And not yet knowing that
Love alone may not be enough
To counter all the silly things I thought
I thought you were God

The night sky is peeling back her sheets
And the linen is lavender and underneath it
I ride your bike
The bike bar's cutting into my crotch
I stand up and power-pedal on

I was very, very young
And terribly in love
Not yet knowing that
Love alone may not be enough
To counter all the stupid things I thought
I thought you were God
God, God
God, God
I thought you were God
And I, I believed in you

We still talk
We still talk quite a lot
Since the alarming discovery
That you were never God and
We still love
But the laughter's more sincere
'Cause it's speckled with your tears

You were so young
And terribly in love
And not yet knowing that
Love alone may not be enough
To undo all the secret things I thought
I thought you were God

Winding Up

You call me on the line
Play me a song about horses
You're crying down that line
You say these tears bring you life

Hey, it's just a song
They're never meant to last that long
But then I cry because
I am the cause
I'm not the comfort

We are winding up
Both our bodies say it's true
Though we are winding up
You're still me and I'm still you, yeah

Higher, higher, higher, high
Higher, higher, high

We drove a cage across a desert stage
Friends in tow
To catch some ocean fish
To spit their bones out the window

One windy night
We stop to fight
Fight, fight to fall asleep
Next to each other we're like babies, yeah

We are winding up
Both our bodies say it's true
Though we are winding up
I'm still me and you're still you, yeah

Higher, higher, higher, high
Higher, higher, higher, high
High
Higher, higher, high

Divorcee By 23

Well, it seems you've got a baby girl
To a man who will not love you well
And your walking down Brunswick street
And you're buying the baby's tears with treats

'Cause you look perfect, you look fine and you
Hold it together most of the time,
But when the baby's crying and you know he's lying

He was the best looking boy you'd known
So you married him and made him home
Dropped out of university
All because he said, "Well, honey, you're pretty"

Yes, you are pretty but you are not fine
'Cause you've forgotten your poor little mind
And if you don't start crying, you may never shine

Step on out of line
Outside the square
I dare you
To just not give a damn
'Cause people understand
So don't let them scare you

You play boy games and he plays girl games
And every Saturday, you swap over again
And you wonder why he just don't hear
Are you saying it loud, are you making it clear
Or are you hiding away
Behind all those perfect things that you say

You know that you don't want to be
You don't want to be
You don't want to be
You don't want to be no divorcee by twenty three

Well, is that your best reason to stay
You're worried about what your brothers, friends
Mothers might one day say

Step on out of line
Outside the square
I dare you
To just not give a damn
'Cause people understand
Don't let them scare you

You really should step on out of line
Outside the square
I dare you
To go confront your man
Help him understand these subtleties
About you, you, you, you

You don't want to be
You don't want to be
You don't want to be no divorcee by twenty three

Well, is that your best reason to stay
Think about what your baby girl might one day say

Which Way To Go

I'm trying
I'm trying not to loose my load
I'm wondering
I'm wondering which is the best way to go
'Cause we still don't know
We still don't know

My boss
She's always at my back
She don't understand you
And why you call and she tries to attack
She still don't know
Which way to go

There are many questions
And I have asked them all before
With the same old hesitations
I go walking back to my car door
Which way to go

I'm standing here trying
I'm trying to maintain some calm
But underneath a river threatens to turn
And join hands with the storm
Because we still don't know
Which way to go

There are many questions
And I have asked them all before
With the same old hesitations
I go walking back to my car door
Which way to go
Which way to go
Which way to go
Which way to go

The Thing About Grief

The thing about grief is
It knows what I did and
It knows what I did not say

It sentenced me to a long, long life of excavating
Things my little head cannot yet understand
But I patched it all together with string and rubber bands

The thing about grief is
Few people know if the I goes before the E
And it's hard to give away
Because it's the last thing you gave to me
I've scrambled it together and
Collaged it in a lighted frame
Sometimes I'm scared to speak your name

You were young a beautiful
You should have grown to be old
Like I'll grow old, no, you will not
You left me here to join the dots
I'm gonna speak them

The thing about grief is
It took what I loved and
It buried her deep away
It makes no sense
Yet it's interesting in its own way
Some days I still assume
I'm gonna see your face again
But I always assume

The thing about grief is
It gets the kind of boring
For the people who don't yet know

Your friends some day will wander off
And most will wish you'd just move on, sister
But black is the color
'Cause it doesn't seem to have an end
I've heard it changes and
You'll make new friends

You were young a beautiful
You should have grown to be old
I will grow old, no, you will not
You left me here to join the dots
I'm gonna speak them

Strange Questions

Rain fell red
Red like the dust from my uncle's
Campfire Woodie Guthrie songs
Can't make me
You let it cake on your car
For some, some, some time after

You were always asking strange questions
And hoping I could
And when I could not
I ran me, I ran so fast
And I could not

Won't you love me like you did before
Won't you love me like you did before

There were times when you were almost there
There were nights when you were almost there
I can't make you

Crying, crying
Mother Mary save me
Crying my back-catalogue entirely
Can't make me
And when I could not
You gave me that damn rash and
I had to return my goggles to the past

You were always asking such strange questions
And hoping I could hoo hoo
When I could not
I ran me, I ran so fast
And I tried, baby, but

Won't you love me like you did before
Won't you love me like you did before
I can't make you

There were nights when you were almost there
There were times when you were almost there
You were almost there
You were almost there

Nobody would have liked it better than me
If I could have been more helpful in that way
Nobody would have liked it better than me
If I could have been more helpful
I could have been more helpful
If I could have been more helpful
Helpful
If I
If...

You were always asking such strange questions
And hoping I could help you answer them

When I Was Five

If life were like a mountain
Did you, did you not fall
I have missed you since I was five
I don't recall your eyes
But your hands I do recall
And I know how you smelt when you were alive

You died
Like we're all gonna go someday
You died
I was five and I wish you'd stayed

They say you crossed a river to touch God's hand
But I did not understand where He lived
So I tried to write Him letters, letters of demand
Saying, "She's my sister - back you give her"

You died
Like we're all gonna go someday
You died
I was here and you went away

I didn't see you die
I didn't see your casket
Don't remember if I cried
But I never quite got past it
You're fragile like a bee
And skinny as a steeple
And all these memories
Are they mine or other people's

When you died
Like we're all gonna go someday
I was five
And I thought I could make you stay

Little Self Centred Queen

Late night wedding bells and
All the world is quiet and asleep
I don't know you that well and
You sure as hell do not know me
I seem like a little self-centred queen
But I need, I need big love today

Late night wedding bells and
We are talking like we've always known
Each other fairly well, but
You're a stranger and my mother says that
I need to come home
I seem like a little self-centred queen
But I need, I need big love today

If I opened up a shop
Put this night upon the shelf
I'm sure it would sell for twice
As much as anybody else's
But since you have been so kind
As to open me your life
I expect it's best
If we left this little one between ourselves

It's been a lovely night and
I have enjoyed having you so much
But to avoid rude frights
I guess it's best
If we re-robed and went off home
I seem like a little self-centred queen
But I need, I need big love today

Late night wedding bells and
???
I'm going through the ???
And you should never know me (?)

Just Might Do

Awkward sigh
Awkward silence in a crimson room
Room that speaks to all the strangest thoughts
Thought I held you in my hand
You were a horse

Show me something I don't notice
All the little signs
What don't kill me grows me wise
Now, right now I'm telling you
You might just, might just do

When we spoke
When we spoke about your mother's boat
Mother's boat was sailing underground
Under ocean fixtures, under sound

Show me something I don't notice
All the little signs
What don't kill me grows me wise
Now, right now, I'm telling you
You might just, might just do

show me something I don't notice
All the little signs
What don't kill me grows me wise
Now, right now I'm telling you
You might just, might just do

On This Side

We were living in a treehouse
In the middle of the 'burbs
We've got two kids now
He says he wants a third
Well, I would give this man
Most anything he asks
'Cause I never did imagine
How green grows the grass

On this side
Things they work differently
Me oh my
We're all that we hoped we'd be
'Cause this time
We dared to believe

Well, it wasn't always this way
I can tell you that for sure
Since the only color I knew was grey
My heart was low, was poor
'Cause nobody could love me
The way that I loved them
That was before him

On this side
Things they work differently
Me oh my
We're all that we hoped we'd be
'Cause this time
We dared to believe

Why do we forget how to be loved
Why do we bother doing it
When it's only getting off
I'm not talking making babies
Though that is also true
It's whatever you call that thing
I'm in when I'm in with you
On this side, baby, yeah

It's a quiet night at home now
Little miracles in bed
And a birdy on my windowsill
That makes happy happen in my head
And it's funny all the little things
Boring to describe,
They taught my joy her roots
And they brought my life alive

On this side
Things they work differently
Me oh my
We're all that we hoped we'd be
'Cause this time
We dared to believe

On this side
Things they work differently
Me oh my
We're all that we hoped we'd be
'Cause this time
We dared to believe
We dared to believe
We dared to believe

Yes I Miss You Like The Rain

Yes I miss you like the rain
Falling softly on a summer's day
I know you feel the same
I fought to keep you

Yes I miss you like the rain
Falling softly on a summer's day
I know you feel the same
I fought to keep you

Yes I miss you like the rain
Falling sweetly on a summer's day
I know you feel the same
I fought to keep you

Moon Looked On

You Look So Good

It can’t be natural, it cannot be sane
The places my mind goes
When you show up at work Monday

I try to be a good girl
I push the pictures aside
Of you, me and one cubicle
Your lips, your eyes, your thighs
My, my, my

You look so good
It hurts
La la la la la
You look so good
It hurts
La la la la la

I gently punch in the numbers
Your body’s the keys
By mid-morning break time
You’re the biscuit
And I am the tea

I try to be a such good girl
My lip stick all on straight
You, me and one cubicle
It's more than a woman like me can take
Hey, hey

You look so good
It hurts
La la la la la
You look so good
It hurts
And I wanna touch it

You look so good
It hurts
La la la la la
You look so good
It hurts
And I wanna touch it

What an apparition
Trick now or true
Did I hear correctly, sir
Were you asking me to sit on you

Peccadilloes

If you're outside looking in
And you see me inside waving
Would you place your fat lips on the window glass

And I will blow a short hot breath
And draw my secrets in to it
All my peccadilloes, only you will know

You're standing in the snow
You're laughing like you love me
You build your snow man dough
And I pretend I can't see
I'm happy, but you love me when I'm cold

You say it's tried, you say it's true
You say women always fall for you
When you cook like Jamie
Seems he's quite the dish

It may be true, but you can't prove
They're in love with you, not just your food
All your peccadilloes, only I will know

You're standing in the snow
You're laughing like you love me
Go build your snow man dough
And I'll pretend I can't see
'Cause, baby, you love me when I’m cold

You're standing in the snow
You're laughing like you love me
Go build your snow man dough
And I'll pretend I don't see
'Cause, baby, you love me when I’m cold

If you're outside looking in
And you see me inside waving
Would you place your fat lips on the window glass

Between The Tea and The Toast

Oh pretty love
Aren’t you worried about us
How we're going to keep it up
All of this busy business

Of all the days we've ever had
It is these quiet days that leave me
Satisfied the most, when our holy ghosts
Have room to dance
Between the tea and the toast

Oh gentle man
You say love's a simple land
And I've wandered from the map
Are you gonna take me back

Of all the days we've ever had
It is these quiet days that leave me
Satisfied the most, when our holy ghosts
Have room to dance
Between the tea and the toast

Of all the days we've ever had
It is these quiet days that leave me
Satisfied the most, when our holy ghosts
Have room to dance
Between the tea and the toast

I Am Not Allowed

It doesn't matter how beautiful you look
I am not allowed to read from strangers' books
It doesn't matter how much you hold back in bait
Still I'm not allowed
Nothing good could satiate

I'm not going to cry anymore
Flash "heart" like a road-works sign

Doesn't matter how beautiful you look
I'm not allowed to read your book
And if it isn't mine, nor it's his to give
I want a life that doesn't

Radio for help all of the time
Flash "heart" like a road-works sign

Doesn't matter how beautiful, beautiful you look
I am not allowed to open your strange book
It doesn’t matter how much you hold in bait
Ah ah ah my friend
Nothing good could satiate

I don't want a life that flashes out
For help like a road-works sign saying
"Pick me up", saying, "Pick me up now
I'm alone, alone, alone"
Saying, "Pick me up"

It doesn’t matter how beautiful he looks
You’re not allowed to read his book
Doesn"t matter how well he lures his bait
This is no time to understate

It doesn’t matter how beautiful he looks
You’re not allowed to read his book
Doesn"t matter how well he lures his bait
This is no time to understate

It doesn't matter how beautiful you look
I am not allowed to read from strangers' books

When The Lights Went Down

This won't bring our dog back
And this won't unstitch time
And if I had a dollar now
For every time I'd hollered out your name
I'd buy us a word mine

And our mine she'd be rubies
But deep down you'd find pearls
'Cause underneath this cave
There are a thousand crashing waves
One of them knows you

When the lights went down you shone
Like a mirrored train at dawn
With your back carriages closed
And your front ones always on show

This won't bring our dog back
And this will not unstitch time
But deep inside the rabbit's heart
Where all the windows blew apart
There's someone making your diamonds

And you lay them on the foreshore
For your girl's mother to see
Thinking underneath this cave
There are a thousand crashing waves
One of them knows me

When the lights went down you shone
Like a mirrored train at dawn
With your back carriages closed
And your front ones always on show

From the thirteenth floor at dawn
The moon looked on, she looked on
With our dog alive in our arms

When the lights went down you shone
Like a mirrored train at dawn
With your back carriages closed
And your front ones always on show

Little Black Cave

I neatly fold our love in four
I hug my mother, I bolt my door
I go to find our love a little black cave
And dig it down deep and hope it will behave

I would do anything for your love (any old thing)
I would do anything for your love (any old thing)
Yes, I would do most any old thing
I'd humble my heart, I'd let you win
I would do most any old thing
In the hollow of the night
It’s you, you, you I sing for (any old thing)

I found our love that little black cave
But I couldn’t get back
'Cause it didn't have a name

So don't you say you died a thousand deaths
To bring me words I haven't even heard yet

I would do anything for your love (any old thing)
I would do anything for your love (any old thing)
Yes, I would do most any old thing
I'd humble my heart, I'd let you win
I would do most any old thing
And I'd give my word, I'd make you king (any old thing)
Yes, I would do most any old thing
I’d lower my head, I’d let you swing (any old thing)
I would do most any old thing
In the hollow of the night
It’s you, you, you I sing for (any old thing)

Any old thing [repeats in the background]

And I
I found our love a little black cave
But I couldn't get back
'Cause it didn't have a name, no

I found our love a little black cave
But I couldn't get back
'Cause it didn't have a name, no

I found our love a little black cave
Dig and dug, toil and toil
I left my love for you inside that cave hole

This Bastard Disease

I'm not sure
Who to confide in any more about you
Nobody can say, nobody can explain
From here, where to

I want to protect you
I want to kill this bastard disease
But it will not talk to me

On good days
It's fair to say your face lights up for me
You still remind me of all that once did bind
Of all the little happy things

I want to protect you
I want to kill this bastard disease
But it will not talk to me

I Love The Way You Talk

I took my turn at the open Mike
Walked off high as a Chinese kite
'Cause one kind dude came up to say
I like it, what's your name
He was Tom, he had a way

I love the way you talk
It makes no sense at all

Well, there and then I decided to
Pack my snail shell – follow you
To Vietnam, Taiwan, Hong Kong
I say any town at all

I love the way you talk
It makes no sense at all
It's like a bird song
It's like a bird song
This could be fun

I am the moon, you are the sun
One day tomorrow's gonna come
But right now, it's always dusk or dawn
It's divine for the fact
That we haven’t got long

I love the way you talk
It makes no sense at all
It's like a bird song
It's like a bird song
This could be fun

I love the way you talk
It makes no sense at all
It's like a bird song
It's like a bird song
This is gonna be fun

That Wouldn't Be So Good

You show up at my sister's house
You come over waving your white flag
Ask me would I like to come for a drive
And I would, but I'm scared of what might happen if

You and I are alone again
And your fat fingers call out from the steering wheel
Singing "How about it"
And I can smell you lying next to me

That wouldn't be so good
No, that wouldn't be so right
Oh, it wouldn't be so good at all
This town, this town, this town is small

Well, then Deni comes over with cake in her hand
And I'm packing the dishes in the dishwasher away
She says, "Honey, ain't it funny how he never understands
All the work a woman has to do in a day"

And I’m wondering if she's forgotten or if she well knows
That I used to live with you too
And I know how you go, yes I know how you go
I know all the little ways that lead to

You and I here alone again
Laughing like bandits
Your fat fingers call out from the steering wheel
Singing "Lady, how about it"
And I can smell you lying next to me

That wouldn't be so good
No, that wouldn't be so wise
Oh, that wouldn't be so good at all
This town, this town is full of eyes

And if your old yellow pick-up truck
Was shaking on the side of the road
Then surely Jenny or Billy or Gus
Would drive past and someone would know

Yet you show up at my sister's house
Yes, you come over waving your white flag
And you ask me, "Would you like to come for a drive"
And I would, but I'm scared of what might happen

Your Other Hand

*A variation on a line from "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T.S. Elliot.

Black dog, thick the fog
Yellow fog that rubs its back against the window*
You're sure there must be more
You're sure, but you’re drinking anyway

Sweet pain
Back again, back again
And now you've really started thinking
What if this is it
Take the wheel, baby
Take the wheel, baby, now

No more wasting
Your life chasing dead ideals
See the past, it's gone
Let's roll on with the show

Oh love, love, love
We don’t understand
How to be human
It's a simply sum
Hold your other hand

Oh love, love, love
How we long for land
For a ship that's able handed
Go walk the plank
Go take the dive
Big life

One night you start a fight
With yourself about your wealth of imperfections
Don't read the stupid magazines
Don't read them if you don't feel like a laugh

So who cares what you wear
Jzushed or bare
Whatever gets your motor rolling
Feeling sadder, doesn’t matter
Take the wheel, baby
Take the wheel, baby, now

No more wasting
Your life chasing dead ideals
See the past, it's gone
Let's roll on with the show

Oh love, love, love
We don't understand
How to be human
It's a simple sum
Hold your other hand

Oh love, love, love
How we long for land
For a ship that's able handed
Go walk the plank
Go take the dive
Big life

No more wasting
Your life chasing dead ideals
See the past, it's gone
Let's roll on with the show

Oh love, love, love
We don't understand
How to be human
It's a simple sum
Hold your other hand

Oh love, love, love
How we long for land
For a ship that's able handed
Go walk the plank
Go take the dive
Big life

You Can Stay The Night

I keep thinking about
All of those things we were going to do some day
Somehow
Now I’m barely leaving the house
What did you do with my forward motion now

I'm thinking about cutting my hair –
Look at it, standing up all everywhere
You used to hide your face in it
Where did you go with my forward motion

You said, "You can stay the night"
And I said, "No, no, no, well, alright"
That's how this started

Hey, next time you're in town
You should come around
We're not finished yet, no

Last Christmas time
We went camping on a dry red river bank
That night I saw the stars dance
What did you do with my forward motion

You said, "You can stay the night"
And I said, "No, no, no, well, alright"
That's how this started

Hey, next time you're in town
You should come around
We're not finished yet, no

People Like Me, People Like You

God made people like me to love people like you
God made people like me to love people like you

I will not fight
I will not win this time
But I will not live a
I will not live a little life
I know I am keeping you awake
I've just got so many hurting places

God made people like me to love people like you
God made people like me to love people like you

I will not fight
I will not win this time
But I will not live a
I will not live a little life
I know I am keeping you awake
I've just got so many hurting places

God made people like me to love people like you
God made people like me to love people like you

I will not fight
I will not win this time
But I will not live a
I will not live a little life
I know I am keeping you awake
I've just got so many hurting places

God made people like me to love people like you

Modern Day Addiction

The Start of War

The start of war, the start of war
The start of war, the start of war
The start of war, the start of war
The start of war, the start of war
The start of war, the start of war

Big men talking all of the time
And none of us are sure what they are saying
Take these children by the hand
Remind them what it is to be just playing

Every day we are fighting wars with people
Who did not cause the start of war
The start of war, the start of war
The start of war, the start of war

Every day we are fighting wars with people
Who did not cause the start of war
The start of war, the start of war
The start of war, the start of war

The pen is mightier than the sword
Still we're spilling blood all over the words
They're words
As the children say goodbye to their Dads
Do the news people weep into their hands
It's absurd

Every day we are fighting wars with people
Who did not cause the start of war
The start of war, the start of war
The start of war, the start of war

Every day we are fighting wars with people
Who did not cause the start of war
The start of war, the start of war
The start of war, the start of war

If you are The One
Then One surely you'll be
Warmer than a guy, cracker than an army
It's not war, it's not war, it is us

Every day we are fighting wars with people
Who did not cause the start of war
The start of war, the start of war
The start of war, the start of war

Every day we are fighting wars with people
Who did not cause the start of war
The start of war, the start of war
The start of war, the start of war

Every day we are fighting wars with people
Who did not cause the start of war
The start of war, the start of war
The start of war, the start of war

Every day we are fighting wars with people
Who did not cause the start of war
The start of war, the start of war
The start of war, the start of war

Every day we are fighting wars with people
Who did not cause the start of war

Modern Day Addiction

You will feel better when you
Have the operation
Somehow sparkling fresh and new
Have the operation!

We live in the suburbs
Where people take their addictions indoors
Work real hard, such nice clean floors
Make it look strong
But when nobody’s looking all the ladies eat with tongs

The primitive brain is telling all the other parts that “they’re insane!
There’s one little fix and it’s gonna fix it up
Gonna fix it good this time, time, time

Oh Tele-tele vision
Sugar on the cake
And the petrol in the car
Lots of make up
Slap it on thick
Just like we’re sixteen
If we’re all princesses
Who’s gonna be the queen

Oh Tele-tele vision
Sugar on the cake
And the petrol in the car
Lots of make up
Slap it on thick
Just like we’re sixteen
If we’re all princesses
Who’s gonna be the queen

I like The Wine
“It’s Friday Night, one wine? Why not?”
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday night
”One wine. Why not
Hey I only drink at night. I only drink at night
Well I mostly drink at night and I never drink alone
Well I sometimes drink alone, when there’s no-one home
And there’s no-one home, I don’t share my house
Who are you to judge me Willis
What you talkin’ ‘bout?
Hey!?”

Oh Tele-tele vision
Sugar on the cake
And the petrol in the car
Lots of make up
Slap it on thick
Just like we’re sixteen
If we’re all princesses
Who’s gonna be the queen

Oh Tele-tele vision
Sugar on the cake
And the petrol in the car
Lots of make up
Slap it on thick
Just like we’re sixteen
If we’re all princesses
Who’s gonna be the queen

Of all the people, places, faces, none of it has changed
Even though the skirts are shorter and the hair is rearranged
And it doesn’t really matter if you’re rich, or you’re poor
If you’re dancing in this circle, it’s been danced in before

”I love you, I love you, I love you so badly
My little computer, you never really had me
It’s been fun man, it’s been fun man,
but you never really held me like you wanna let me in”

Oh Tele-tele vision
Sugar on the cake
And the petrol in the car
Lots of make up
Slap it on thick
Just like we’re sixteen
If we’re all princesses
Who’s gonna be the queen

Oh Tele-tele vision
Sugar on the cake
And the petrol in the car
Lots of make up
Slap it on thick
Just like we’re sixteen
If we’re all princesses
Who’s gonna be the queen

You will feel better when you
Have the operation
Somehow sparkling fresh and new
Have the operation!

Running

You keep running around the park
You keep running around the park
You keep running around the park
You keep running around

You keep running around the park
You keep running around the park
Everyday you're thinner still
Everyday you're thinner still

But while you're running around the park
Worrying about the size of your arse
I'm standing right here, and the dinner's on
I'm a modern man, but this can not go on

You're running, you're running
You keep running around the park
You keep running around
I said, you're running, you're running
You keep running around the park
You keep running around

You keep running around the park my love
You keep running as though there's something wrong
Why won't you talk to me any longer
And while you're running around like
Some tight panted clown
Hey it's just one day, it's one white dress
If it split at the seams, I wouldn't love you less

You're running, you're running
You keep running around the park
You keep running around
I said, you're running, you're running
You keep running around the park
You keep

Remember when we met
Eyes across a crowded room
My heart beat went
Mad for you
It was the first time we two kissed
It was the first time
And now you're always running

You're running, you're running
You keep running around the park
You keep running around
I said, you're running, you're running
When are, when are you coming home

You keep running around the park
You keep running around the park...
You keep

A Lucky Life

We want to give you God
But God is not ours to give away
We want to give you reason
But reason can't make your heart behave
Perhaps we work too much
It's stuck in our heads
We must provide
For the savior generation
Our grandmothers work so very hard

We want to
Give to you
A lucky life
Not just ice-cream cones
Shoes and mobile phones
As nice as they are

I cannot stop the world
But I'll be the tigress behind you
I'll help you build your armour
But you'll have to wear it for yourself

So of course I worry too much
How can I not, you're my walking hearts
So just beware the masquerade
The circus that shines, but will not stay

We want to
Give to you
A lucky life
Not just ice-cream cones
Shoes and mobile phones
As nice as they are

I thought I'd be so much wiser by now
You thought you'd be the "Alpha Provider" somehow
And like our parents before us
We just hope that we are enough

You gave to us such a lucky life
Full of things that will not break
And that the world cannot take
That is what we want for you

We want to
Give to you
A lucky life
Not just ice-cream cones
Shoes and mobile phones
As nice as they are

Prinz Willy

You said enough
Just enough
For me to know
That all the world's your shop
That included me
Not my heart, just my skin
You tell me who to be
How to chew, who to do

Temper like a ticking bomb
And I don't wanna be alone
Temper like a ticking bomb
And I don't wanna be alone

Temper like a ticking bomb
This is not my home, this is not my home
Temper like a ticking bomb
And I have had enough

Sell, sell, sell
I did what I was told
To keep my place
To keep your eyes on me
But I'm backwards in the sand
Why do you lie, why do you lie
You've got the world at your command
Buy sell buy, buy sell buy

Temper like a ticking bomb
And I don't wanna be alone
Temper like a ticking bomb
And I don't wanna be alone

Temper like a ticking bomb
This is not my home, this is not my home
Temper like a ticking bomb
And I have had enough

Seven suns will shine for you
Seven stars will collide for you
Just one thing you have to do
Live your life in pretend, in pretend

Enough, enough
Enough, enough
Enough

Your Own Kind of Girl

Chocolate, you've got chocolate on your mouth
Oh you long to be like the other girls
But you’re not gonna be like another girl
"Some other girl"

You've been reading magazines again
Comparing your sweet body
To the bodies of nature's longest ones
Smoothed out with airbrush guns

You've been wondering
When the answer is gonna come
It's not gonna come
Till you realise
You are fine
You're more than enough
The real world needs real girls to love
Themselves enough

I went on my first diet
When I was eight years old
Ten, eleven, twelve, through to twenty one
When I came undone and I thought
"Somebody tell me that I'm more than this?"
So I understand the thoughts get out of hand
I still know all the shame
Of falling for that same old shit
Time time again
That there's some Simple Answer to the complex life
"It's only $29.99"

So there "They" sit high in their towers
Writing lists about what women need
With no regard, no understanding
No real care about the pain they breed, oh
My hope for you, my darling girl
Be brave and build a dream in your own size
'Cause otherwise
You're buying crap that you don't need
To feed a world that will not feed you
It will not feed you, my love

Chocolate, you've got chocolate on your mouth
Oh you long to be like the other girls
But you weren't born to be "Some other girl"
You're gonna be your own kind of girl

A E I O You

Hello, how are you
You're standing at the cutting edge
You say it's quite a view
Hello, how are you
Now me you see I'm not so sure
I think it's kind of friendly
All the boys are in couture
You say "Eh?", you say

From the cave to the tabletop
From the cow to the fashion-shop
From the club and to the car
Petrol made of dinosaur
From Berlin and to the moon
Now why do movements have to move so soon

My bedroom to your ma-ga-ga-zine
You were sweet, now you're totally mean
From the street to the café
"I love you, now go away!"
From Berlin and to the moon
Now why to movements have to move so soon

We started a movement
We started a movement
We started a movement
And now that movement's moved

You started a movement
You started a movement
You started a movement
And now that movement's moved

We started a movement
We started a movement
We started a movement
And now that movement's moved

Who started (you do)
Who started (you do)
Who started (you do)

A E I O You

Hello, how are you
You're standing at the cutting edge
You say it's quite a view
Hello, how are you
Now me you see I'm not so sure
I think it's kind of friendly
All the boys are in couture
You say "Eh?", you say

From the corset to the burning bra
Where we go nobody knows so far
Running out of dinosaur
Had it all "But I want more!"
From Berlin and to the moon
Now why do movements have to move so soon?

We started a movement
We started a movement
We started a movement
And now that movement's moved

You started a movement
You started a movement
You started a movement
And now that movement's moved

We started a movement
We started a movement
We started a movement
And now that movement's moved

Who started (you do)
Who started (you do)
Who started (you do)

A E I O You

We started a movement
We started a movement
We started a movement
And now that movement's moved

You started a movement
You started a movement
You started a movement
And now that movement's moved

We started a movement
We started a movement
We started a movement
And now that movement's moved

Who started (you do)
Who started (you do)
Who started (you do)

A E I O You
A E I O You
A E I O You

The Most Beautiful Lies

I'll never know where you left you're clothes
But that girl is my first clue
Such a glorious face, she gives it all away
So right now all I know is

You lied, lied
You lied

Here in this bed, you once so famously said
"You're Frida, I'm Diego"
And if that were true
I'd take a lover and forgive you
Right now all I know is

You tell the beautiful lies, lies
And I ran to fall from them every time

Twenty three, twenty three
Had the world alive inside of me
And Anything can happen
And it will, and it does
Before long it all gets serious
And I am in your room watching you naked
For the last time
You liar
Oh is this why I loved you

You speak the most beautiful lies, lies
And I ran to fall for them every time
Every time

And you speak the most beautiful lies, lies
And I ran to fall for them every time
Every time

Is this why I loved you
Tell me, is this why I loved you

Break My Heart

What if no-one knows
No-one ever knows about
What you did
And why you did it
No one ever knows
All the ins and outs of it
Not even you

You don't know because you never rang
You never rang me again
Wrote me a letter
And that was the end of it
You never rang
You never rang me again
How could you break my heart like that
Break my heart like that

I think about you're wedding
Oh, the songs we sang that day
When people ask about us
What am I supposed to say
Which part of the puzzle
Fits with the feeling today
I don't know

I don't know because you never rang
You never rang me again
Wrote me a letter
And that was the end of it
You never rang
You never rang me again
How could you break my heart like that
Break my heart like that

How could you break my heart like that
Break my heart like that

So no-one's gonna know
No-one's gonna know about what you did
And why you did it

Bigger Than The Money

When you left, I lost my voice
I lost my voice for two whole weeks
For two big weeks I sat here thinking about
What made up "You and Me"

We were more than that
We were bigger than this
I asked you not to
I begged you "Please!"
You said "No!"
I said "Please. P-L-ee-ee-ese!"

Hey I know we were bigger than the money
I know we were bigger than that
I know we were bigger than the money
I know we were bigger than cash

I know we were bigger than the money
I know we were bigger than that
I know we were bigger than the money
I know we were bigger than cash

It's funny how these things start out
It's funny we all have our dreams
And sometimes, sometimes
Sometimes people say things they don't mean

We were more than that
We were bigger than this
I loved you like a brother Judas
Judas, kiss k-k-kiss kisses...

I know we were bigger than the money
I know we were bigger than that
I know we were bigger than the money
I know we were bigger than cash

I know we were bigger than the money
I know we were bigger than that
I know we were bigger than the money
I know we were bigger than cash

The money, the money, the money, the money
The money, the money, the money, the money
The money, the money, the money, the money
The money, the money, the money, the money
The Mo-Mo-Money-Money-MO!

I know we were bigger than the money
I know we were bigger than that
I know we were bigger than the money
I know we were bigger than cash

I know we were bigger than the money
I know we were bigger than that
I know we were bigger than the money
I know we were bigger than cash

The money, the money, the money
The whoooh, the money, the whoooh, the money, the money
The money, the money, the money
The whoooh, the money, the whoooh, the money, the money
The money, the money, the money
The whoooh, the money, the whoooh, the money, the money
The money, the money, the money
The whoooh, the money, the whoooh
The Mo-Mo-Money-Money-MO!

A Little History (Homage to My Dad Two)

You were the master of small things
Those little ideas that filter down the traps
For twenty or so years
The clicking of bottled beer
The odd uncomfortable tear
So weird that we thought you might pop

You were a man of small flaws
You hid chocolate in your car
Now how else was a dad to keep some for himself
You loved our Mother like no other man could've
But you work too many hours, she kindly took the flowers

All my life
I knew that you were doing all those little things
Barely worth mentioning
You were

Not "perfect"
I know you felt the pressure
Dads always do
Not perfect, who could be
So despite your limitations
You made a little history

You were a man of good hope
You fought for justice with jokes
Spent weekends under cars or smoking to the stars
Chose your words carefully
You gave us both lock and key
A little wink and wave
And now you're on your way

All my life
I knew you were doing all those little things
Barely worth mentioning
You were

Not "perfect"
I know you felt the pressure
Dads always do
Not perfect, who could be
So despite your limitations
You made a little history

All my life
I knew you were doing all those little things
Barely worth mentioning
You were, you were good

Stars

All, all you wanted was
One little line of stars, stars
All, all you wanted was
One little line of stars, stars

Stars, you light the morning sky
Stars, don't sit there asking "Why?"
What you wanted was somebody who knew
What it is you are going through

You wanted to be Bob Dylan
You wanted to be Nina Simone
Yeah, but you were awfully scared of going to bed alone
Took all your tea to China
Baby you just gave it away
He's walking out the door with nothing more to say

Stars, you light the morning sky
Stars, don't sit there asking "Why?"
What you wanted was somebody who knew
What it is you are going through

You could've had him
Called him out to the crowd
To the crowd

Could've had him
Said his name out loud to
Could've had him
Said his name out loud to
Could've had him
Said his name out loud to the crowd
The crowd, the crowd

All you wanted was one old friend

The Winter I Chose Happiness

Let's Get Happy Together

You're high, so am I
Let's be happy together
You blue, me too
Let's forget about stormy weather

You lost your baby and I lost mine
I've got a nickel and you've got a dime
Let's drown our troubles in wine
So we'll be happy together

Why should we worry
Just because they turned us down
Come on babe let's show 'em
We're nobody's clown
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Now you can dance and I can sing
I've got the finger and you've got the ring
We'll get the parson to fix this thing
So we'll be happy together

Why should we worry
Just because they turned us down
Come on babe let's show 'em, yeah
We'll show 'em that we're no clown

You can dance and I can sing
I've got the finger and you've got the ring
But a dut da da doodle da da doodle um dum
So we'll be happy together

Thin Skin

Feel as though my heart is always always breaking
Every single bus trip and every single plane I fall in love
With the babe in my arms or the driver of the bus
Or the boy with the green eyes who clearly needs a little loving
I want to touch him

Born in to this skin
That feels just a little too thin
Never sure if I belong in
You tell me not to fret
Never to forget

We're so lucky to
Feel the world the way we do
And we're so lucky to
Feel the world the way we do
And we're so lucky
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Happy, a p p
We could be, we should be
So happy, a p p y, you could be my
We should be so happy
Yours to choose, no more blues
We could be so happy, happy, ha ha ha ha

See a little boy fall upon the concrete
See his bleeding knee, feel it in my heart as though
As though I pushed him
Cannot watch the news if I do I cannot sleep
With the pain in the stories of the people that I'll never meet
That doesn't help them

Born in to this skin
That feels just a little too thin
I'm never sure if I belong in
You tell me not to fret
Never to forget

We're so lucky to
Feel the world the way we do
And we're so lucky to
Feel the world the way we do
And We're so lucky

Happy, a p p
We could be, we should be
So happy, a p p y, you could be my
We should be so happy
Yours to choose, no more blues
We could be so happy, happy, ha ha ha ha

One Little River

One little river, buried down deep
Moving under highways
Everybody feels the same
If everybody feels the same
Why's nobody talking about it

What did wise woman say
She said that we're most afraid
Not of our darkness but of our light
Remember just yesterday
All the dreams put away
On the shelf for someone else
Someone better than you
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Your heart wants to speak the truth
Your heart longs to be known
Wants to be known by you

Go and let it all out
Go and say too much
Let someone know you
Let it all out
Go and say too much
Let someone know
Go, go, go
Go, go, go

Words are like rivers, flowing to the sea
Don't bury them down, don't bury them deep
Just keep the river flowing, get in and swim
Don't be standing back, begin
Begin, begin, begin

'Cause your heart wants to speak the truth
And your heart wants to be loved
Wants to be loved by you

Go and let it all out
Go and say too much
Let someone know you
Let it all out
Go and say too much
Let someone know you

Let it all out
Go and say too much
Let someone know you
Let it all out
Go and say too much
Let someone know
Go, go, go
Go, go, go
Go, go, go
Go, go, go

Let it all out
Go and say too much
Let someone know you
Let it all out
Go and say too much
Let someone know you
Let it all out

One little river, buried down deep
Moving under highways
Everybody feels the same
If everybody feels the same
Why's nobody talking about it

Amazing Life

You want to write a novel, make beautiful music
Act in the theatre with inspiring humans
Learn a language and run like the wind
Help people fit in, travel to every country
And make a million dollars
And smile when your children have babies
Make the heart your home
Inviting and warm

You want an amazing life
But you can't decide
You think you have to be fully formed already
Don't you

You want an amazing life
But you can't decide
You don't have to be just one thing
But you have to start with something

You'll be a little bit older in October
You've reneged on your pre-birth promise
Now you think that this story is over
Let me encourage you to know
You will feel it when it is over
It feels like hell take it as a sign
You need time to be still
And listen for a while
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
You want this amazing life
But you can't decide
You think you have to be fully formed already
Don't you

You want an amazing life
But you can't decide
You don't have to be just one thing
But you have to start with something
You don't have to be just one thing
But you have to start with something
You do not have to be just one thing
But you have to start with something

Your Love Walks With Me

Things will never be as they were
Yet we knew that, we knew that
We both knew that on the way in
Things will never be as they were
And I can't understand with my head
Where you went and I never will

But at night the gates open
In some of my dreams you're still here
You are holding my face in your hands
And you're kissing my tears
And you laugh at my fussing
You say there's no need to be sad
I was here all along
I am here in this song and I will never leave
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Your love walks with me
Your love walks with me
Your love walks with me
Your love walks

Your love walks with me
Your love walks with me
Your love walks with me
And so it is
And so it will always be

I'm a child in the market
I'm lost and I can't see your shoes
So it goes, horror dream, heart explodes
Nothing seems good or true
Things will never be as they were
As day flickers nights
I wonder how I'm gonna live with that
But I do
We all do
We have to

Your love walks with me
Your love walks with me
Your love walks with me
Your love walks

Your love walks with me
Your love walks with me
Your love walks with me
And so it is
And so it will always be

The One

Sitting in the lobby of your city hotel
Drinking like fishes on the river to hell
Devil's in my mouth telling primitive jokes
While the angel's out looking for a packet of smokes
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
You look into my eyes
And you don't look away the way you should
I would, I would if I could, oh believe me I would
But I gotta go home, I want a home to go to

So I'm sorry that I can't be the one
I'm so sorry that I can't be the one

So it's best I don't say I wanna tear off your clothes
And tear off my own and let you know me
Instead I nod my head, I watch your mouth, I smile
But I don't say a thing

You look into my eyes
And seem to see the woman that I hoped to be
I wanna go home, I gotta go home
Help me get home, I need a home to go to

So I'm sorry that I can't be the one
I'm so sorry that I can't be the one

To give you home
To show you love
To let you know
To let you love me
The way you want to
In the next life
In the next life
Look me up

Holy winds blew in when I met you
And all my muted bells began to ring
What I would not give to just pretend
That this would not ruin everything

I'm so sorry that I can't be the one
I'm so sorry that I can't be the one

To take you home
To show you love
To make you whole
To let you love me
The way you want to
In the next life
In the next life

I'll take you home
Show you love
Like you've never known
And you will be enough
I'll let you love me
The way you want to
In the next life
In the next life
Look me up

Cocky Lady

Money doesn't make happiness go away
It doesn't make happiness promise to stay
No, sir

Who said money would guarantee
All those things that you wanna be
Who said money would guarantee
Oh put it on a pile now one, two, three

Cocky lady
Cock-cocky lady
Cock-cocky lady
Don't do him wrong

One, two, three, four, five and ten
Here we go with the cash again
One, two, three, four, five and ten
Here we go with the cash again
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Cocky lady
Cock-cocky lady
Cock-cocky lady
Don't do him wrong

Cocky lady
(One, two, three, four, five and ten)
Cock-cocky lady
(Here we go with the cash again)
Cock-cocky lady
(One, two, three, four, five and ten)
Don't do him wrong

Money doesn't make happiness go away
Doesn't make happiness promise to stay
No, sir
No, sir
(One, two, three, four, five and ten)
No, sir
(Here we go with the cash again)
No, sir
No, sir

Cocky lady
Cock-cocky lady
Cock-cocky lady
Don't do him wrong

Cocky lady
Cock-cocky lady
Cock-cocky lady
Don't do him wrong

Cocky lady
(One, two, three, four, five and ten)
Cock-cocky lady
(Here we go with the cash again)
Cock-cocky lady
(One, two, three, four, five and ten)
Don't do him wrong

You Will Know

The sun, the sun
The sun is out here waiting for you
The moon, the moon
She's gonna speak your name

Pocket full of love
Waiting here for you to pick it
Oh baby, baby, baby
You're here and always will be

You will know how beautiful you are, baby
You will know how beautiful you are, baby
You will know how beautiful you are, baby
I'm gonna tell you everyday of my life
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Your words, your words
You'll stack them up like little buildings
The truth, the truth
The truth will know your name

And never fear the night
She's only here to teach you brightness
Oh baby, baby, baby
We're here and always will be

You will know how beautiful you are, baby
You will know how beautiful you are, baby
You will know how beautiful you are, baby
I'm gonna tell you everyday of my life

You will know how beautiful you are, baby
You will know how beautiful you are, baby
You will know how beautiful you are, baby
I'm gonna tell you every day of my life

The Big Happy

We are standing by the water's edge
You promised, that's not what I said
What do you say then, come on darling
Let it go, go, go now

Sun is shining, birds are doing things
You promised, don't start that again
You throw water, I throw water back
So it's started, hope it never ends

As broken as we are
I wouldn't change a thing
You're giving me the big happy

You hardly knew me, yet it all worked out
That when you kissed me
The truth inside your mouth
Somehow relieved all those years of endless searching
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
You were standing by the water's edge
And you are wondering if I meant what I said
I know it now and I knew it then so
Put your clothes back on
Let's keep wondering

Broken as we are
I wouldn't change a thing
You're giving me the big happy
You're giving me the big happy
You're giving me the big happy

You Make Me Happy

Last night I couldn't sleep
The bed felt awful cold
You said you want some space
You say you want some space
You won't pick up the phone

I never said that I was easy
Always pushing for the best
Well, that's just 'cause I believe
Believe in you, baby
And this I must confess

You make me happy
You make me happy
You shouldn't be alone
Baby, come on home
You make me happy

You're hiding in the corner
You've got nothing to hide
You think I'd let you close
You think I'd let you close
If you weren't good on the inside
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
And I see how you try
I watch you all the time
You think your wings are broken
Your wings, they are not broken
I wish you would unfold them

You make me happy
You make me happy
You shouldn't be alone
Baby, come on home
You make me happy

You make me happy
You make me happy
You shouldn't be alone
Baby, come on home
You make me happy

Are You Ready Yet

Are you ready yet
Are you ready yet
Are you ready yet
Are you ready yet

Gathering rocks to keep you down
Trying to prove you belong on the ground
Gathering rocks to keep you down
But nobody knows how to get to the middle of you

Flying it high to make you feel
Sky was above and below was your girl
Slapping the sides to make it real
And nobody knows how to get to the bottom of you
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Are you ready yet
Are you ready yet
To be happy
Are you ready yet
Are you ready yet
To be happy

Gathering rocks to keep you down
Just to prove you belong on the ground
Gathering rocks to keep you down
Somebody knows how to get to the question of you
Remember they said there were words to say, to say

Are you ready yet
Are you ready yet
To be happy
Are you ready yet
Are you ready yet
To be happy

Are you ready yet
Are you ready yet
To be happy
Are you ready yet
Are you ready yet
To be happy

Non Albums Tracks

Blood Red Rose

(Kev Carmody cover / Cannot Buy My Soul LP)

Her night companion was James Joyce's prose
She's like the morning dew left to melt on a blood red rose
And her reading light it would burn 'til the night grew old
She'd demand a man for one night stand
She always gave her soul
And it took it's toll

Though his memory now is just a faded glow
Time and again her pages show
That the stories there though the books been closed
And as the summer comes, the summer goes
Like a blood red rose

He's six foot brown eyed single young and tanned
Pictured in her head is this animated man
In reality her private thoughts git banned
Deep in her contemplation and imagination
A solemn figure stands
He's just her dreamtime man

Though his memory now is just a faded glow
Time and again her pages show
That the stories there though the books been closed
And as the summer comes, the summer goes
Like a blood red rose

Her youthful grace has mellowed through the years
Growing old is the most depressing thing she fears
To wind up old and lonely with just a cat
In the city's heart she'd break apart
She never could stand that
Now she can't go back

Though his memory now is a faded glow
Time and again her pages show
That the stories there but the books been closed
And as the summer comes, the summer goes
Like a blood red rose

Fall At Your Feet

(Neil Finn cover / She Will Have Her Way: The Songs Of Tim & Neil Finn LP)

I'm really close tonight
And I feel like I'm moving inside her
Lying in the dark
I think that I'm beginning to know her
Let it go
I'll be there when you call

Whenever I fall at your feet
You let your tears rain down on me
Whenever I touch your slow turning pain

You're hiding from me now
There's something in the way that you're talking
The words don't sound right
But I hear them all moving inside you
Go, I'll be waiting when you call

Whenever I fall at your feet
You let your tears rain down on me
Whenever I touch your slow turning pain

The finger of blame has turned upon itself
And I'm more than willing to offer myself
Do you want my presence or need my help
Who knows where that might lead
I fall

Whenever I fall
Whenever I fall
Whenever I fall
Whenever I fall

Whenever I fall at your feet
You let your tears rain down on me
Whenever I touch your slow turning pain

Whenever I fall
Whenever I fall

Hallelujah

(Leonard Cohen cover / Triple J Like A Version LP)

Well, I heard there was a secret chord
That David played and he pleased the Lord
But you don't really care for music, do you
Well, it goes like this, the fourth, the fifth
The minor fall and the major lift
A baffled king composing hallelujah
Hallelujah, hallelujah
Hallelujah, hallelujah

Though your faith was strong, you needed proof and
You saw her bathing on the roof, well
Her beauty in the moonlight
All they say she's through ya
And she tied you to the kitchen chair
And she broke your crown and cut your hair
And from your lips you drew a hallelujah
Hallelujah, hallelujah

Well, baby, I've been here before
I've seen this room and I've walked this floor, you know
I used to live alone before I knew you
And I've seen your flag on the marble arch
And love is not a victory march
It's a cold, it's a broken hallelujah
Hallelujah

I wanna tell you that
I did my best and it wasn't much
I couldn't feel, so I learned to touch
And I told the truth
And I did not come to fool you
And even though it all went wrong
I'll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah
Hallelujah, hallelujah

Summer Wine

(Clare Bowditch & Ed Kuepper / Live on RocKwiz TV)

Clare Bowditch:
Strawberries, cherries and an angel's kiss in spring
My summer wine was really made from all these things

Ed Kuepper:
I walked in town on silver spurs that jingled to
And sang that I had only sang just for a few
She saw my silver spurs and said let's pass some time
And I will give to you summer wine
Summer wine

Clare Bowditch:
Strawberries, cherries and an angel's kiss in spring
My summer wine is really made from all these things
Take off your silver spurs and help me pass the time
And I will bring to you my summer wine
Oh summer wine

Ed Kuepper:
My eyes grew heavy and my lips they could not speak
I tried to get up but I could not find my feet
She reassured me with an unfamiliar line
And left me craving for summer wine
Summer wine

Clare Bowditch:
Strawberries, cherries and an angel's kiss in spring
My summer wine was really made from all these things
Take off your silver spurs and help me pass the time
And I will give to you my summer wine
Oh summer wine

Ed Kuepper:
When I woke up, the sun was shining in my eyes
The silver spurs were gone, my head felt twice its size
She took my silver spurs, a dollar and a dime
Left me craving for summer wine
Summer Wine

Clare Bowditch:
Strawberries, cherries and an angel's kiss in spring
My summer wine was really made from all these things
Take off your silver spurs and help me pass the time
And I will bring to you my summer wine
Oh summer wine

Ed Kuepper:
Oh summer wine

Clare Bowditch:
Oh summer wine

*** Thanx a lot to Jose from the forum for this one ***

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