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A blow to the head to make me aware
Take it as read; you make me see more clearly
Accidents will happen in the dark
If you didn’t look up, you wouldn’t have seen the sky was falling

Exploding but unscathed, surviving and amazed

The smart thing to do you said was to run
But you shouldn’t have gone, just stop and breathe me deeply
Despise my words but love my head

You’re better off dead to me, you’re better off dead
You’re better off dead to me, you’re better off dead

Start it again ‘cause nothing remains
Send me a mail, or just predict the weather

Exploding but unscathed, surviving and amazed

You can be a realist if you dare, had you taken the chance
But you saw the sky was falling
Exploding but unscathed
Surviving and amazed

You’re better off dead to me, you’re better off dead
You’re better off dead to me, you’re better off dead

The smart thing to do you said was to run
But you shouldn’t have gone

She walks alone as the summer sunlight fades
The patterns in us decide if the day will stay the same

Tomorrow never comes
We hold our breath and make it stay away
And will our eyes be open as we turn and face the day?

She stands and dreams beside the window, pain
Sun’s patterns on the outside, inside her only rain

Tell me, have you ever tried to start again?
But know the chance is never?
So what if….what if…..tomorrow never comes?

We hold our breath and make it stay away
And will our eyes be open as we turn and face the day?

You hear the bell ring
She’s standing there with a smile
But what does she know?
The parcel you’re given doesn’t look like much in your eyes
But it’s nice to receive
Cos you think it’s from me

Light me a cigarette please, a cigarette please, light me another cigarette please

Closing the door
You take a look at what is inside
Just a handwritten note
With five little words
Five little words that could have meant the world
And with a smile you understand

Light me a cigarette please, a cigarette please, light me another cigarette please

And no-one else will see this, the secret’s safe between us
No-one, hidden from view
And we’ll just keep it between us, love left on the bus
Light me a cigarette, a cigarette please

You hear the phone ring
You wake up on that damn couch again
And it was only a dream, only a dream, only a dream you understand?
Light me a cigarette please, a cigarette please
Light me another cigarette please

And no-one else will see this, the secret’s safe between us
No-one, hidden from view
And we’ll just keep it between us, love left on the bus
Light me a cigarette, cigarette please

And it just wasn’t our time, wasn’t our time, so just light another cigarette please
Wasn’t our time, so just light another cigarette please
Wasn’t our time, wasn’t our time
No-one, hidden from view
And we’ll just keep it between us, love left on the bus
Light me a cigarette, cigarette please

Lost in this underground of shadows
Can’t see the light you’re meant to follow
Chasing, pacing…did no-one see you fall?
Traveling in circles, didn’t you know, stops you spinning round

Running aground for the last time
Grasping out for one more life line
Aching, breaking….did no-one hear your crack?
Nothing left to rescue; the splinters of you rest in pieces too

Don’t ask us when, don’t ask us how
Try to forget what is, is now
Don’t ask us when, don’t ask us how
Try to forget what is, is now

Walking, shaking…did no-one hear you call?
Sleeping with the light on, didn’t you know, stops you dreaming

Don’t ask us when, don’t ask us how
Try to forget what is, is now

Lights are down
Warm skin on skin
But I can hear you breathing
Hiding in the soft glow of our dreams
What happened to me?
What happened to you?

Wide awake
Way out of here
In another life another sleep
Cell phone just a shadow of your smile

We sleep together
Miles apart
Hunger in our hearts
Eyes closed to the world
Only then can I touch you
Only can you touch me
Can you feel me?
Do you want me?

Wide awake
Way out of here
In another life another sleep
Cell phone just a shadow of your smile

Had a Northern Lad, well not exactly ‘had’
He moved like the sunset, god who painted that
First he loved my accent, how his knees could bend
I thought we’d be ok, me and my molasses but I
Feel that something is wrong, but I
Feel this pie just isn’t done. And don’t say that you don’t.

But if you could see me now,
I said if you could see me now
Girl you’ve got to know when it’s time to turn the page
When you’re only wet because of the rain

He don’t show much these days, he’s got so fucking cold
I loved our secret places but I can’t go there anymore
‘You change like sugar cane’, says mi Northern Lad
Well I guess you go too far when pianos try to be guitars

But I feel the best in you
But I feel it all falling apart too
And don’t say that you don’t

And if you could see me now
Boy if you could see me now
Girl you’ve got to know when it’s time to turn the page
When you’re only wet because of the rain

Because of the rain

I loved our secret places but I can’t go there anymore
I guess you to go too far, sometimes

Get her out your head
Turn around
It’s not a sin to take her place
Leave her down
Turn her inside and fall between here

Cos you’re not from here
Flowing out and in
You set her adrift from the rest of them

A touch of you
She is gone and she’s been crying
And she’d be yours if you hadn’t crushed her and split her in two?

You’re not from here
She’s flowing out and in
Set her adrift from the rest of them

So turn her inside out and leave the scene
You realize the truth that you failed to see
You justify the outcome the way you wanted it to be

Hold my name
Hold my name
Remember the idiot

Hold my name…..

And is this all there is?
Over the machine
You just keep running to understand the day

You’re running to televise the day
Sneak through the traffic
And rushing, following the signs, you blink your day away

And is this all there is?
You just keep running over the machine, on and on and on and on and on
As you’re following the signs you’re miles away again
And you become what you think you want to be
And is this all there is?
You just keep running over the machine, on and on and on and on and on
As you’re following the signs you’re miles away again
As you become what you think they want to see

You’re talking to understand their way
Negotiating strangers
Existing, knowing it’s ok or hoping that it is

And is this all there is?
You just keep running over the machine, on and on and on and on and on
Try adjusting your TV, the scene’s not changing
They only show what they think you want to see

And is this all there is?
You just keep running over the machine
As you’re following the signs you’re miles away again
And you become what you think they want to see

And is this all there is?
You just keep running over the machine, on and on and on and on and on
Try adjusting your TV, the scene’s not changing
They only show what they think you want to see

*And is this all there is?
You just keep running over the machine
And the fast cars take you home to just the same again
And you become what you think you ought to be*