This City

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This city makes me cry
I wear a shirt and tie oh why oh why
This city makes me close up think of
Nothing else but me and yes myself and I oh my oh my
There’s something very wrong with that

And I’m drunk on the tube
Drunk missing you

Got to write this down before I
Get to kentish town cos that’s where I
Fall asleep, get mugged and
Wake up far away from home
Far away from home

This city makes me high
It helps to make me live before I die
But sometimes I just close up think of
Nothing else but me and those with whom I spend my time oh my oh my
There’s nothing very wrong with that

And I’m drunk on the tube
Drunk missing you

Got to write this down before I
Get to kentish town cos that’s where I… Read the rest

Freddie Laid The Smackdown

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Moving towns
11 years old at another new school now

Oh no well I wasn’t aware I’d be staring down the barrel of the proverbial gun
I’m eating school dinners when Matthew informs me we’re fighting as soon as I’m done

I’m using lies to try and disguise that I’m far less worldly-wise
And Aaron’s been pushing me round since I skilled him up bad at 11-a-side

Oh no Freddie laid the smack down
Oh no on the new kid in the new town
Oh no you can take your shots at me but you’ll never take a piece of my soul

On shaky ground
There’s nothing left to do but learn to dust yourself down

In lessons Miss Beehag asks questions I’m sure to be smiling and raising my hand
I’m pleased to be getting my A’s but Jordan’s rubbing my face in the sand

If … Read the rest

Pondering On A Scenario In Which I Am The Hero

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I’m pondering on a scenario in which I am the hero
It’s something I am prone to
Just pondering on scenarios in which I am the hero
And somehow I ride to the rescue

I’m walking past a house on nether street
When all of a sudden the whole of the second floor goes up in flames
Little Tommy’s on his own today
And no one else can hear his calls
By some twist of fate his door’s locked
But from somewhere I summon the strength of a god
Even lose a little blood
As we’re diving from the hall
The house begins to fall

I’m pondering on a scenario in which I am the hero
It’s something I am prone to
Just pondering on scenarios in which I am the hero
And somehow I ride to the rescue

I’m on a late night bus from angel
And three … Read the rest

Sideline

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Down this drink
Drink this town
Burn this paper
Smoke this town
Home to strangers
Thick with skin
Each a fortress
To live in

Find one love
One is here
Choose one face
Let one near
One is gracious
One is true
One is lonely
One is you

Even now as I try to push you away
I’m hoping I could stay a little while with you
But inside you’d just see my dust in a trail
Cos I’m running so fast away
If you can’t commit to one
With others on your mind
You’re gonna end up with none
On the sideline

All these souls
Just one place
Choose one smell
Choose one taste
Meet one here
Meet one’s mum
Not quite right
Not so wrong

Even now as I try to push you away
I’m hoping I could stay a little while with you
But inside I … Read the rest

Be With Me Once More

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I’m an gripping book
Don’t leave me on a train
I’m a good umbrella
You’ll need me in the rain
Pick me up now I am heading to your door
Be with me once more

I’m an empty beer glass
Yet to be re-filled
I’m a hard-earned pay cheque
That you’ll need to pay the bills
Pick me up now and I’ll show you what’s in store
Be with me once more

I’m a set of car keys
Down the back of your settee
I’m a choc-chip cookie
Dunk me in your tea
Pick me up I’m what you’re looking for
Be with me once more

I’m a landing light bulb
Helping you to see
I’m a brand new paint brush
Come make some art with me
Pick me up now I am right outside your door
Be with me once more

Hearts can be broken
But things … Read the rest

Many Fish To Fry

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Every life is a new way to die
Futures rain down from the sky
I don’t know what I’ll do or where I belong
Anything’s coming my way
Anything’s possible today

I move to peru and I build a canoe
From a tree trunk, scrap metal and glue
Overcharge the tourists they haven’t got a clue
Re-grow the afro and don’t use shampoo
Pablo the fisherman lends me his line
I’m catching seabass in no time
What a life, but no wife,
And I fucking hate mosquitos
Malaria was tough but the doc did enough
To save my life
Til I drown in a freak whirlpool at aged 65

Every life is a new way to die
Futures rain down from the sky
I don’t know what I’ll do or where I belong
Anything’s coming my way
Anything’s possible today

Iceland’s quite cold, but a part of my soul… Read the rest

Inside My Mind

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To pass the time away
I wrote stuff down and found I had a lot to say
So pack my blues away
Leave for me to find again another day

Another day
Inside my mind
And inside my mind
There’s only you

So easy does it now
To let it go is maybe what it’s about
And put your worries down
Leave them there til morning turns it all around

Another day
Inside my mind
And inside my mind
There’s only you
Only you
Only you
Inside my mind

And inside my mind
There’s only you… Read the rest

Ferris Wheel

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Crisis talks on the ferris wheel
It was the only place I know
She would listen with nowhere to go

And all the while the sun is low
And before you know
It was all too much to take

Sky through the trees
Eyelash in her eye
She never look more beautiful than when she’s mad at me

What about all you said
We go round again
And no that thing I did
We go round again and again
Until it seems that all is said and all is done
What a way to spend the day

Still talking on the ferris wheel
Digging up the bones in the graves of the ghosts of christmas past
Oh no
Oh no
And leaving that aside
This could change my life
You better believe that I will hold you to this

Sky through the trees
Eyelash in her eye
She never … Read the rest

Eyes

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You notice only butterflies
Playing in blue skies
I wish I could see it all through your eyes

Green grass and open doors
And no one lies
I wish I could see with one of your eyes

So say your goodbyes
To one of your eyes
So gimme gimme gimme gimme that eye
I wanna see
I wanna see what you see

You notice only baby smiles in sunshine
It’s no surprise
That I’m gonna need one of your eyes

Green grass and open doors
Clean floors
And no one dies
That’s why I need one of your eyes

So say your goodbyes
To either one of your eyes
So gimme gimme gimme gimme that eye
I wanna see
I wanna see what you see

So say your goodbyes
To one of your eyes
So gimme gimme gimme gimme that eye
I wanna see
I wanna see what you … Read the rest