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SAVE YOURSELVES (HE SAID)

Save Yourselves (He Said)

Hey, let me tell you all a little story ; actually it’s kinda the reason why I’m sitting here today, and every day.

So, once upon a time I had this feeling. But when I heard the empty ring, the hollow tone, the empty moan – I knew ; no follow through.

Now, up the garden path into the greenhouse. Planted in a bed for years, steady yield in low gears and this I couldn’t do.

Now you see me sitting at this bar. Guess I didn’t get too far. It’s far enough for me…

Now, my horizon is a row of bottles. But I don’t care ‘cos from this chair I can watch each despair and I – I see their shapes.

Your sky is lower than you think, the storm is coming. We’re not going anywhere, kill your dream, steal it’s air, and close your eyes…

Now you see me sitting at this bar, my roots in alcohol and tar. It’s far enough for me…

Leave me here, go on without me. I can’t go – go any further. I’ll hold them off just save yourselves.
Leave me here, go on without me. I can’t go – go any further. I’ll hold them off just save yourselves.


 

WAITING FOR YOU

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I watch the gecko wait inside the lamp, we can take our time. I hear pop music blare across the street and I hear it has no rhyme. And these days go by; I can’t tell one from another.

I cross the road through a river of bikes, they just pass me by. Seven storey cumulus like bruises from the conflict swells the pressure in the sky. And your days they seem lifetimes away.

(While I am) waiting for you. Waiting for you to help me get it moving. I can’t seem to get it started while I am waiting for you. Waiting for you; I can’t seem to move while I am waiting for you.

I lie forever in the AC stream. There could be things to do. I turn your picture round in the dark it does not help me conjure you. Are we out of phase? The sun, the moon, tell lies upon the clock face.

(While I am) waiting for you. Waiting for you to help me get it moving. I can’t seem to get it started while I am waiting for you. Waiting for you; I can’t seem to move while I am waiting for you.

Motorbikes on the pavement. Water in my wall. Everybody is outside. Primary neons glow. They used to cut the heads off by that bus depot. I wonder what you’re doing now.


 

INGER’S GARDEN

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In a corner of Inger’s garden, through a mulberry arch, down some old stone steps; there’s a rotting bench where I can sit in the evening light watching shadows fall. And the noise of the hours of the days gone by will fade like a half remembered dream.

In a corner of Inger’s garden hear a little boy laugh where the lupin grows long. In the dog fennel shade lies time once lost, and the peony bloom needs nobody to see. And the sound that you hear could be peace on earth, and the trees will hold the rush at bay.

And still the garden grows, under winter snows. And the adder moves unseen – a little poison in the dark green. And red is the bane berry, don’t you eat the bane berry, no.

Leave the devil by his shore – he don’t matter anymore. And don’t you let the news get through to the sanctuary under the perfect blue. And yes she knows a secret; Inger knows a secret or two.


 

A PLACE WHERE LOVE IS

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The motorway turns into a river of floating lights. I watch a thousand people on their pathway through the night – all going somewhere. And 9 times out of 10 they all got somebody there. I look away, and I wonder if she’s out there waiting….waiting for someone like me? I got to go find her; you never know where love might be.

I want to unlearn the lonely code she said I betray. The weight of an empty house presses me at the end of my day. I see you in my mind. But 9 times out of 10 the one is hard to find. I’ll keep looking, because I wonder if she’s out there waiting….waiting for someone like me? I got to go find her; you never know where love could be.

And I don’t know if she is one of those lights beyond the dark below. It don’t get me down. I no longer let it rule my day. I’ve left those cold, shingled shores behind. Moved to a new state of mind, ‘cause finally I’ll find the hand that takes mine. Until then it won’t get me down. It won’t get me down – I will find that place where love is.


 

IN THE STARS

It’s a feeling that I get when I’m watching you sleep. In your dreams far away I don’t know where you go. Side by side in a bed but I’m feeling alone in the night when I think that you could be gone.

What’s in our fate – I’ve got to know. I cannot wait – time’s too slow. What’s in our fate I cannot see – baby what’s in our stars, what’s in our fate? What will the future hold? What’s in the stars, what’s in our fate? How will our story unfold? Do I have to ask the fortune teller – are we gonna stay together?

Face to face, eye to eye, but it’s not what you say. It’s in the look in the touch that I’ll know if you’ll stay. Round and round on a track of uncertainty. Can’t escape that in love there’s no guarantee.

Together, forever? If I had a crystal ball then I would just let myself fall. What’s in our stars, what’s in our fate? What will the future hold? What’s in the stars, what’s in our fate? How will our story unfold? Do I have to ask the fortune teller – are we gonna stay together?

 


 

IT’S BEEN A WHILE

The pictures that I have of you in my mind have not faded with time. Memories straight out of the blue now and then tell me to call you again. And now I often wonder if you, when you’re lonely, think of me the same way too.

It never ended in our hearts. Circumstances pulled us apart. It’s been awhile, since we sat down together. Its been too long since we said this would never work.

And if we were alone at last; you and me, could we still laugh easily? And leave the pain back in the past, try again. This love should not have to end. And if I said that I had missed you, would you mean it if you said you’d missed me too? I’ve never ever felt complete since we let it defeat us baby – I just want to know if you, when you’re lonely, think of me the same way too?

It never ended in our hearts. Circumstances pulled us apart. It’s been awhile, since we lay down together. It’s been too long since we said “I’m forever yours”. It’s been awhile since we sat together. It’s been too long since we said this would never work.

 


PAPER SAIL

Where did we go so wrong? When the world was smiling and cheering us on. When did we stop the song? The silence says it’s been stopped for too long. Every single problem we ignore leaves feelings unresolved….Scratch old wounds ‘till they’re sore and little things seem little no more. Crucified before tea, ugly Sunday and we’re all at sea.

Every single moment we let pass with words hanging in the air turns into stones that build walls around our hearts…. We’re pinning our hopes on a paper sail praying that it’s gonna see us through this storm. Everything as fragile as a paper sail. Just paper over cracks, paper through this storm paper… too easily torn

When the door slammed I tried not to care and fight the anger inside. Felt emptiness attack when the morning came and you still were not back. Every single moment we let pass with words hanging in the air turns into stones that build walls around our hearts…

I heard that you moved back home. You said this city had left you alone.