LYRICS

 

OXFORD BLOOD

You, you feel like Oxford blood
A sedative too much
And when the effects of you wear off
I always come for more

I see the wisdom in your years
A melting pot of fear and loathing in suburbia
Take away the sting so we can live within
Our own parameters

We could runaway avoid a collision
Leave us well alone to make our decision
I am here with you beside me
We need a lot of love to combat the evil
Lying in a bathtub hoping for a miracle
Wash the day away and start again

I have furnished all my walls
With money; filled the holes
You, you offer me much more
A love that is insured

I see your sympathetic eyes
The trembling of your sigh
There's only so much we can take
Hand In hand we'll go
And all the while we'll know
A happy ever after

We could runaway avoid a collision
Leave us well alone to make our decision
I am here with you beside me
We need a lot of love to combat the evil
Lying in a bathtub hoping for a miracle
Wash the day away and start again

Last night I dreamt that we were falling apart
So I insisted we begin at the start
To turn us back into a work of art

Last night I dreamt that we were falling apart
So I insisted we begin at the start
To turn us back into a work of art

We could runaway avoid a collision
Leave us well alone to make our decision
I am here with you beside me
We need a lot of love to combat the evil
Lying in a bathtub hoping for a miracle
Wash the day away and start again

 

LOVE IS THE CURE

I'm trapped in a pressure cooker
This claustrophobia
It holds such a grip over me
No more toeing the line

Lying in this hospital room
My mind drifting afar
Tulips on the white windowsill
This feels like au revoir

Crying in the corner
I don't want to feel this way
Crying in the corner
I don't want to feel this way

Love is the cure
Love is the cure
Love is the cure
Hold me...

I need a better resurrection
Something outta sight
If I'm to be sadly departed
It has to be right

Crying in the corner
I don't want to feel this way
Crying in the corner
I don't want to feel this way

Love is the cure
Love is the cure
Love is the cure
Hold me...


Baby, do you remember me?
We met down south back in Tennessee
I was patient and you were nurse
You took a dislike to me, made me worse
And I am here to show to you
The damage to my torso
The scars that you created
On the inside even more so
Baby do you remember me
Or have you erased me from your memory?
 

Possibility

Addiction is friction
In which we connect
The power is ours
With no side effects

Do you want to come with me
To the wide and open sea?
Feel the rushes up and down your spine
Look up to the broken sky
In the stars are you and I
Universally we are aligned

There is a possibility that you and me
Will make it through this evening
Give me something
I need one thing
Everything you are I’m wanting
All I want to do right now
Is die a little in you arms
You can rest upon my shoulder
Though the night until were sober

The sadness I harness
You make me forget
No omen, not no-one
Can tear us apart

Do you want to come with me?
Bold and beautiful we’ll be
See the colours wash away the grey
The love I have is riverwide
You can have it all tonight
All I want is you right by my side

There is a possibility that you and me
Will make it through this evening
Give me something
I need one thing
Everything you are I'm wanting
All I want to do right now
Is die a little in you arms
You can rest upon my shoulder
Though the night until were sober

It pains me to see you
without me, without me
It kills me to see you
without me, without me

There is a possibility that you and me
Will make it through this evening
Give me something
I need one thing
Everything you are I’m wanting
All I want to do right now
Is die a little in you arms
You can rest upon my shoulder
Though the night until were sober

We don’t want to be alone tonight
We don’t want to be alone tonight
Baby, you and me, you and me,
The possibilities are endless
We don’t want to be alone tonight
We don’t want to be alone tonight
Baby, you and me, you and me,
The possibilities are endless...
 

Rip

Try as I may to remain super calm
How can I when you are never here
Deep in your head all the signs of unrest
Is it best that you just disappear?


You were desperate to be adored
Together forever, now you're unsure


I gave you all I ever had and all I wanted back
Was a little love to see me through the night
I understand why I am here and you are other there
The love you had for me has simply died
Rest in peace you and me
Rest in peace, I will set you free


My shattered soul shouldn’t hold on to you
Go on go, find a new puppeteer
Cutting strings, pack your things and leave the key
Drive away, far away, don't you be near

You were hungry for my love
Now I’m no longer enough

I gave you all I ever had and all I wanted back
Was a little love to see me through the night
I understand why I am here and you are other there
The love you had for me has simply died
Rest in peace you and me
Rest in peace, I will set you free
Rest in peace you and me
Rest in peace, I will set you free

When there is nothing left but emptiness and broken words
And the river isn’t flowing anymore
It is time to rip apart the past and start again
Won't make the same mistakes as before

 

sylvia

Sylvia, you’re such a joy to be with
In the sun drinking rum and coca-cola
How we laugh at all the stupid macho men
They all want to be your boyfriend

Here are we go, a team so formidable
They can try to separate us up but they will fail
we are gold and bright and happy in the night
You and I, we're dancing fireworks


All you do is make it up as you go along
And you will find me
All you do is sing along to the happy songs
And you will find me

Look around, the streets are paved in colour
Ear to ear, we're grinning like two cheshire cats
We are one, don't ever disrespect us
Take this song and dance to the beat of the drum


All you do is make it up as you go along
And you will find me
All you do is sing along to the happy songs
And you will find me
You'll find, you'll find, you'll find me
You'll find, you'll find, you'll find me
You'll find, you'll find, you'll find me


We live by the pleasure principle
Take us to the danceteria hall
Blood, sweat, tears baby don't you know
We will always have somewhere to, somewhere to go
At the top of the pyramid
Any baggage you need to get rid
Blood, sweat, tears that is all you need
It's all you need to be free

 

All you do is make it up as you go along
And you will find me
All you do is sing along to the happy songs
And you will find me
All you do is make it up as you go along
And you will find me
All you do is think of me when thing go wrong
And you will find me
You'll find, you'll find, you'll find me
You'll find, you'll find, you'll find me
You'll find, you'll find, you'll find me
 

we can build a fire

In my imagination there is pure elation
I can build a fire, I can build a fire
Do you see the way they’re starting to look at me
I can take them higher, I am not a liar

Send me out an SOS so I can get away
Send me out your very best so I can plan escape

Who in their right mind
Did you think you’d find
Standing behind you
Your guardian angel?
Don’t be ridiculous
Man up, this is it!
We can build a fire
I am not a liar

In my assassination there are constellations
Lighting up the sky above, the night is full of love
I’m on probation to fix a nation
I can build a fire, we can build a fire

Send me out an SOS so I can do my thing
You want to put me in a giant sized boxing ring

Who in their right mind
Did you think you’d find
Standing behind you
Your guardian angel?
Don’t be ridiculous
Man up, this is it!
We can build a fire
I am not a liar
Trapped in a black case
Dignity misplaced
How good is your poke face? 
We’re gonna need it
No more little boy
To survive we destroy
We can build a fire
We can build a fire
Fire, fire…

We can build a fire, we can build a fire
We can build a fire, we can build a fire
I swear I’m not a liar, I swear I’m not a liar
Cos two can take 'em higher, two can take 'em higher


We can build a fire, we can build a fire, we can build a fire...
We can build a fire, we can build a fire, we can build a fire...
We can build a fire, we can build a fire, we can build a fire...
We can build a fire, we can build a fire, we can build a fire...


Who in their right mind
Did you think you’d find
Standing behind you
Your guardian angel?
Don’t be ridiculous
Man up, this is it!
We can build a fire
I am not a liar
Trapped in a black case
Dignity misplaced
How good is your poke face? 
We’re gonna need it
No more little boy
To survive we destroy
We can build a fire
We can build a fire

Fire, fire, fire, fire
Fire, fire, fire, fire

 

before you came

A white light continues
To shine bright within you

If I could, then I would
Do anything to make good

Two black eyes dilated
Ecstatic, elated
Something strange is happening

No longer the lonely
I don’t care if you control me
Such relief in letting go

Did you know before you came
I didn’t have it in me when I needed to be strong
I wasn’t happy in myself to remedy the wrong
On the day before you came
Every view I ever saw was never good enough
There was little in my life that I was proud of

Skyscrapers we walk by
Hold up our hands to the sky
hopeful opportunities

On a rickshaw in soho
Happiness from the get-go
Thinking big and acting small

A big storm is brewing
But we’ll be pursuing
Whatever keeps us alive

It don’t hurt in my head
No more shakes, no more dread
I can count on you


Did you know before you came
I didn’t have it in me when I needed to be strong
I wasn’t happy in myself to remedy the wrong
On the day before you came
Every view I ever saw was never good enough
There was little in my life that I was proud of
Did you know before you came
I was selfish, I was horrible most of the time
Always thinking of myself ignoring all the signs
On the day before you came
my priorities were muddled and I didn't care, I didn't care


I feel as if I've run a million miles
A million miles and I finally found
I feel as if I've run a million miles
A million miles and I finally found you
I feel as if I've run a million miles
A million miles and I finally found you
I feel as if I've run a million miles
A million miles and I finally found you

Did you know before you came
I didn’t have it in me when I needed to be strong
I wasn’t happy in myself to remedy the wrong
On the day before you came
Every view I ever saw was never good enough
There was little in my life that i was proud of
Before you came, before you came
A million miles and I finally, A million miles and I finally...
Before you came, before you came
A million miles and I finally, A million miles and I finally found you

 

murky waters


Was looking for a new release
A pocketful of serotonin
It had me right down on my knees
A rush of blood, it kept me going on
A little piece of heaven found
It only lasted for a little while
And then it all came crashing down

It's not the way I planned it
Don't you misunderstand it
I'll be running, I'll be running into murky waters
Your reputation's well known
I should have left you alone
I'll be running, I'll be running into murky waters

The day restricted and controlled
The night become my everything
The silhouettes came manifold
The stars above would dance and sing
A fever burning bright and strong
In the middle of it all how I ended up in Montreal, 
I'll never know but I can't let go

It's not the way I planned it
Don't you misunderstand it
I'll be running, I'll be running into murky waters
Your reputation's well known
I should have left you alone
I'll be running, I'll be running into murky waters
It's not the way I planned it
Please don't leave me here stranded


I'll be running...


It's not the way I planned it
Don't you misunderstand it
I'll be running, I'll be running into murky waters
Your reputation's well known
I should have left you alone
I'll be running, I'll be running into murky waters
It's not the way I planned it
Please don't leave me here stranded
 

my hallelujah

You always disappoint me
You do it all the time
Can't you see from my face
I'm the bluest blue you'll ever see

It's never been my full intention
To have you round 24/7
But for once could you pretty please
Not run out on me

I don't know what you're hunting
It's not me it's something else
And I can't deny
That I am hurting
I know it's never-ever
With us we're not forever
You won't be for me
My hallelujah

In the middle of the night did you think I'd be alone
Waiting patiently for you to come home?
I'm not the waiting kind, you can't ruin my mind
I'll find somebody else to call mine

Can't emphasise enough how hard it’s been
To know the one you love resents you
It’s a sad sorry state of affairs we got going on


The way we work is masochistic
And all I want to do is fix it
This kind of love never lasts, if it does it will kill you.

Thought I’d found a new religion
In you, who was I kidding?
There’s nowhere to go
Except for under
Quarantine all of my spite
It hurts too much to fight
You’ll never be for me
My hallelujah

In the middle of the night did you think I'd be alone
Waiting patiently for you to come home?
I'm not the waiting kind, you can't ruin my mind
I'll find somebody else to call mine
In the middle of the night did you think I'd be alone
Waiting patiently for you to come home?
I'm not the waiting kind, you can't ruin my mind
I'll find somebody else to call mine

You raise me up, you bring me down
You throw my body to the ground
You stampede over me so freely
And in the triumphs of a day
Where I think everything’s ok
You look at me so insincerely
And in the mirror staring back at me, stupidty
I've always been a sucker for your cruelty
I've had a word with myself
And for the sake of my health
I'll no longer mend the unfixable


In the middle of the night did you think I'd be alone
Waiting patiently for you to come home?
I'm not the waiting kind, you can't ruin my mind
I'll find somebody else to call mine
In the middle of the night did you think I'd be alone
Waiting patiently for you to come home?
I'm not the waiting kind, you can't ruin my mind
I'll find somebody else to call mine
to call mine, to call mine, to call mine
 

joseph

Joseph was talking, grooming a rumour
He said: "Somebody drowned the other day..."
That somebody was me, but I never drowned
I just simply slipped away

So if you need me I’m sorry
Cos I’m not around anymore
I’ll never tell you what I’m thinking
You don’t deserve to know

You came through stumbling hard, I knew
Mumbling words untrue only to undo
All the good I had achieved you would
Stampede all over it because you could

Joseph had captured a bird without wings
Writing in gold making shapes in the fire
His anger met silence; a death in the woods
My freedom was mine again, mine again, all mine

You won’t find me crying
So don’t you feel sorry for me
All that I have is in my head
And all that you took you can have

You came through stumbling hard, I knew
Mumbling words untrue only to undo
All the good I had achieved you would
Stampede all over it because you could
You came through stumbling hard, I knew
Mumbling words untrue only to undo
All the good I had achieved you would
Stampede all over it because you could

You don’t heal me...
Like you used to
You don't heal me
Like you used to


You don't heal me no more
You don't heal me no more
You don't heal me no more
You don't heal me
Like you used to
You don't heal me


You don't heal me like you used to
You don't heal me no more
I don't need you like I used to
You can't cure me like before

 

TUCSON

All the money in the world won't take me where I need to go

You have afforded me mayhem from the start

Separated by an older version of the truth

Such a wretched thing that took away my youth

And I never had a clue why

 

I thought I’d found a way out of her baby

But I was wrong I ended up in Tucson

My life in your hands

I really don’t know why you sold me, sold me

 

All the money in the world will ultimately be my ruin

You could have it all that’s what you used to say

And I know I’m better off, I’m better off alone

It doesn’t make it any easier to know

Everything I ever owned, gone

 

I thought I’d found a way out of her baby

But I was wrong I ended up in Tucson

My life in your hands 

I really don’t know why you sold me, sold me

 

I thought I'd found a way out of here baby but I was wrong

I ended up in Tucson struggling to keep going on

The end is not in sight and I am losing all will to fight

None of this was my choosing, my liberty I took for granted

Do you see the way they look at me when I'm in a crowd

It's like I'm nothing anymore when all I see is the ground

And there is no respite just shade no light no sun for me tonight

Can you imagine what thats like, can you imagine ... 

 

I thought I’d found a way out of her baby

But I was wrong I ended up in Tucson

My heart in your hands

I don't deserve this, do I?

I thought I’d found a way out of her baby

But I was wrong I ended up in Tucson

I thought I’d found a way out of her baby

But I was wrong I ended up in Tucson

My heart in your hands

I don't deserve this, do I? Do I?

 

 

ROBBING BANKS

 

I dress down to feel inferior to you
Sold my tears - they drop like Niagara Falls

Only takes a second to be inconsolable
Broken my resolve so when you push me I will fall
I am not a monument to what I used to be
A former warrior

I have robbed a million banks
I have killed a thousand flies
With all this history in my catalogue
I've secrets deep inside
There's no end to all this daylight
There is no sign of the night
All I have to do is suffer 'cos I can't put up a fight

I've become a sad, shrinking violet caged
For I once was strong, now I'm periodicallyundone

I have robbed a million banks
I have killed a thousand flies
With all this history in my catalogue
I've secrets deep inside
There's no end to all this daylight
There is no sign of the night
All I have to do is suffer 'cos I cant put up a fight
You are more than I can handle
You are more than I can stand
You have taken away my dignity
You have made me less of a man
If all I have is gone
Then all I knew was wrong

Curtain call, watch me crawl, must be malleable
Cut and twist bend and break
All I have at stake lies with you in your hands
I can a see a clenched fist form and aim at me

I have robbed a million banks
I have killed a thousand flies
With all this history in my catalogue
I've secrets deep inside
There's no end to all this daylight
There is no sign of the night
All I have to do is suffer 'cos I cant put up a fight
You are more than I can handle
You are more than I can stand
You have taken away my thunder
You have made me less of a man
If all I have is gone
Then all I knew was wrong
It all comes back to you tonight, tonight, tonight, tonight, tonight

 

NO BEAT TO MY HEART


 Skip, skip, skip
Irregular heartbeats hit me
These palpitations don’t need translation
Words ring true
They’re thicker than ice and glue
I am beginning to realise that me and you are through
Can you feel it too?

We’re not in love anymore
No we’re not in love and we never really were
When I’m with you there is no beat to my heart

Sweet little white lies
Turn into bleak belligerent ties
No longer transitional, we hang on the wall
Like cheap graffiti scrawls
We lack the big and the small
Desperately holding on to
a million wrongs and minimal rights,
There is no festival of lights

We’re not in love anymore
No we’re not in love and we never really were
When I’m with you there is no beat to my heart
I’m so sorry, baby, we just fell apart.

No beat to my, no beat to my, no beat to my heart

No beat to my, no beat to my, no beat to my heart

There is no beat to my heart, no beat to my heart
No beat , no beat , no beatto my heart
There is no beat to my heart, no beat to my heart
No beat , no beat , no beatto my heart