Room In The Middle

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Honey I’ve been pacing
Between two walls
Greedy steps eating air
Wearing out my floor
One wall is a mean cliff-face
The other means trouble

But there’s room in the middle

I got a bladed pendulum
That cuts with each swing
And the noise of the clock’s so loud
It’s all I can think
It seem to move straight through
From one tick to another

But there’s room in the middle
But there’s room in the middle

Everybody’s talking
But I can’t join in
Words bounce around the mirrors on
The inside of my skin
One ear hears the rattle of the cage
The other hears nothing

But there’s room in the middle

This bed’s been holding you
Much better than me
Not been myself not even sure
Now what that means
And you’re clinging onto one edge
As I’m hanging off the other

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Watch Yourself

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Meet my unconscious mind
– Meet our erratic host
We got a little drunk
– and had an argument

I suggested a breakdown
– We strongly disagreed
There was a fight over who’s in charge
– which we won easily

I’ve clearly lost control
– It was never yours to lose
What’s going on I need to
Watch myself
Watch myself

– Watch yourself
Who makes these choices?
– Watch yourself
Where are these voices?
– Watch yourself
Who moves my body?
– Watch yourself
Who’s thinking for me?

Look closer and you’ll see you’re a beautiful shambles
You barely hold it together
Look closer and you’ll see you’re a beautiful shambles
And it’s time to watch yourself

– Together on the edge
My head is in your hands
– Just let your feelings go
That can be hard for me

– Let’s work together here
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Strange Loop

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I remember when it all was new
Now we’re stuck in a strange loop

It’s like we’re following our footprints and they go nowhere at all
Let me out everything is spinning
I swear we’ve been here before

I’m wearing out with each repeat
Repeat I wish we weren’t on repeat

So many words we’re drowning
And talk it never end

Every time we loop around I lose a little of myself
In one of these many duplications
This machine has lost some code

I’m wearing out with each repeat
Repeat I wish we weren’t on repeat

Time fallen away
There’s gotta be a little more to living
But somehow we just can’t let go

I’m wearing out with each repeat
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The Floods

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I’m an explorer of your face
I find it an endlessly beautiful place
Cartography learned by taste and touch
But I can’t interpret the weather it’s tearing me up

But each sunrise I’m just a primitive man bewildered by grace
It’s the most magical wonder of nature I’ve ever seen

I’m an explorer of your face
A marvel of drama, proportion and space
I tried praying to sun gods, but now I found words
And now is the time to discover the cause of the floods

But each sunrise I’m a primitive man bewildered by grace
It’s the most magical wonder of nature I’ve ever

I’m an explorer of your face
Cos it’s the best route to your brain
That private and proud tempestuous terrain
More beautiful than you could ever see

But each sunrise I’m a primitive man bewildered by grace
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Falter

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falter
i’m a statue by the water
forever shaping up to dive
forever pausing on the verge

headstrong
where has all that old courage gone
just like a castle in the sand
i’m made in the shape of strength yet still i crumble

headstrong
i always used to be so headstrong
but i lost it where did i go wrong?
all i seem to do is falter

falter
tip-toe’d the wrong way down a corridor of creaky boards
is it me or did i hear a sound?
see a silhouette?
maybe this could be the end?

be headstrong
and taste it with a curious tongue
cos staring at the little shards of checkered light through blurry fingers
it’s all a part of this, a part of being alive

headstrong
I always used to be so headstrong
Yeh I lost it where did I go wrong?
all I seem to … Read the rest

Ghostess

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Jake Morley | The Manual   Ghostess Live Studio Sessions   Single artwork for Ghostess (acoustic) single from the Tell It To Me Straight series.

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Ever since you left I still fear you dressed in shadows hiding
Whispering words inside my head
Whispered words I wish I’d said

This place is haunted by the echoes of your elegance
It’s like some dusty old museum
Screening us behind a velvet rope

Your make-up in my bathroom
Your socks I wear when I have none
Still sleeping on your mattress
I feel you here you’re my Ghostess

Still find your hairs on my clothes
How can it all be over
When our toothbrushes still seem to kiss
I feel you here you’re my Ghostess

Am I awake or dreaming
Is this you I think I’m seeing
No you’re just one step ahead
Toying with my tired head

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The Light

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Many Fish To Fry

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I wanna share a little lesson i learned about 25 years too late
There’s more to honesty than telling the truth
And sometimes I don’t talk straight

You see I tend to run and hide
But I’m gonna bring me back to the light
Don’t wanna slip out into the night
I’m gonna bring me back

Well I’m fairly messy
I pick my nose
I like Rubik’s cubes
I like barbershop quartets

Still live at home with mum and M-Dog
I like cake I don’t believe in regrets

You see i tend to run and hide
So you gotta bring me back to the light
Don’t let me slip out into the night
Don’t let me keep it all inside
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Feet Don’t Fail Me Now

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I been busy hitting targets working overtime
If you could just give me a little raise
(no-oh)
Lose my job lose my job look for another job
Sir I can promise X, Y and Z
(Uh-oh-oh-oh)
Yeah you can count on me
(Uh-oh-oh-oh)

Feet don’t fail me now

Growing up pain growing up growing pains
What are you wearing to the party tonight
(I don’t know)
Teacher says it’s time to choose what I wanna be
I gotta choice of X, Y and Z
(Uh-oh-oh-oh)
What do I wanna be?
(Uh-oh-oh-oh)

Feet don’t fail me now

Get a girl lose a girl find another girl
Settle down and borrow 10 times my wage
(Uh-oh)
Baby cry baby cry why does baby cry
If you try X and Y I’ll try…
Uh-oh-oh-oh what do you want from me?
There’s never time never time there’s never time for me
There’s … Read the rest

I Saw Something

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Many Fish To Fry

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Do I drive too fast for you?
Do you need the loo?
Then why with the face?
I think she’d be into you
If you told the truth
But I know that you know that I know that you won’t
Even if she’d stay
Even if it made her stay

I saw something
In the clouds
I saw something
And it reminded it reminded me of you

Maybe this cider counts towards my five-a-day
We’re all in a field of cow poo
And I’m playing songs with Tom McQ
Do you know his tunes?
Well I know that you know
That you’ll think you know them
Even if you don’t
Even if you don’t

I saw something
In the clouds
I saw something
And it reminded it reminded me of you

Oh no well how was I to know
If you don’t
If you don’t tell
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Reeling

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I arrived as they left
We laughed at my phone
I was late I always am
I lose track of time

Later on when its dark
There’s wine on my shoe
Think its time to call you up
Tell all that I know

And I’m reeling
Reeling from how good this idea is
Gonna tell you my heart
Til you’ve seen in
And I’m reeling from how good this idea is
Reeling

All these thoughts
Just the clouds
Concealing a sky
And these laughs
Just the fears
Holding our hand
Heading home on my own
A song in my ear
Think its time to call you up
Tell all that I know

And I’m reeling
Reeling from how good this idea is
Gonna tell you my heart
Til you’ve seen in
And I’m reeling from how good this idea is
Reeling

It’ll take what it need
Take what it … Read the rest