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LYRICs

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CON ARTIST

Ain't it strange I must find a way

To convince you to convince myself

I can have the same conversations with my friends

They don't seem concerned

I see you constantly try

To continue to connect our lives

You conjure up my world

And construct it in a different light

 

What if my walls turns grey

What if it falls, this masquerade

What will be my contents?

 

What if I change my shape

What if it's a whole charade

What will be the consequence? 

 

Ain't it strange I must find a way

To console you

To console myself

I need a contact to confide in

Now I'm slowly feeling more content

You can be so condescending

But I tell my friends you're misconstrued

Though my confidence it grows

You keep me too well contained 

 

What if these walls turns grey

What if it falls, this masquerade

What will be my contents?

 

What if I change my shape

What if it's a whole charade

What will be the consequence?

What will be the consequence?

 

Hum dum bim baa do

Hum dum bim baa do

Hum dum bim baa do di

 

Hum dum dim baa do

Hum dum dim baa do

Hum dum dim baa do di

 

What if I concede right now?

What if it's contagious doubt?

What if it's the concept?

 

What if I finally consign?

What if my contrast dies?

What if it's convention?

 

What if I concentrate?

What if I confess mistakes?

Would you miss the conflict?

 

What if my need for tight control 

Leads me to contrived results

What if it's subconscious?

Am I too self-conscious?

SHAPES & SIZES

You're so much more than my little one

With wide eyes to admire parental walls

Like ivy clings and ivy grows 

You think there mustn't be a thing these walls don't know

They come in many different shapes and sizes

 

Taking tiny steps you'll tumble older

Build your hunger pushing bricks bound to fall

You'll find a means and find a voice

You'll begin to question just how much to place your trust in some

Who come in many different shapes and sizes

 

Through time you'll keep changing

With all of my words over your shoulder

When I stop changing 

Consider me too far, too gone, too old

 

If you fear the years as they flow faster

Time is the river it twists you 'round the bend

'Cause life can be both wide and narrow 

You must decide the times you swim or find something you can hold onto 

They come in many different shapes and sizes

Some may stay

Some may drift away

 

When I'm gone you may meet me in your mirror

As you watch your saplings navigate the undergrowth

Their eyes will seek the lattice that they may soon cling onto

But you mustn't tell them everything we know

And they will one day trust the walls

As they come in many different shapes and sizes

 

Through time you'll keep changing

With all of my words over your shoulder

When I stop changing

Consider me too far, too gone, too old

When I stop changing

Consider me too far, too gone, too old

HOLD ON YOU, & ME

2am on a golf course

Thought I'd never get bored

We've been together forever 

Now I'm wondering if there's anything more

Walking into the wind

Slipped in a salt spray

Felt the shade of a Norfolk pine

 

The light lasted longer

Even on the dark days 

Sitting in the cinema

Looking up, looking up

Thinking that'll never be us

But now 

 

It's gotta hold on you

It's gotta hold on me 

It's gotta hold on every, every, everything we used to be

 

In our exhaust, feels like we've tried

Yeah I'm sure we've fought harder

Weather gets better

Stuck in a rug 

I'll be director of the bed

I took a knife and cut the kite string

To see how high the wind would take it

Looking up, looking up

While it was rolling in the dust

Because

 

It's gotta hold on you

It's gotta hold on me

It's gotta hold on every, every, everything we used to be

 

Can we ever go back?

Do you think that you could love me like that?

If we can never go back

Do you think that you can love me like that? 

Do you think that we can ever go back?

Do you think that you can ever love me like that? 

Think that you can love me like that? 

Even if

 

It's gotta hold on you

It's gotta hold on me

It's gotta hold on every, every, every, every

Hold on you

Hold on me

It's gotta hold on every, every, every, everything

Hold on you

Hold on me

We gotta hold onto every, every, everything we used to be

ERASER

There's something on this page I can't erase

To say I've tried too many times

I cannot overstate how many different ways

I've tried to tear it out, I've tried to start again

 

But slowly I know only I'm to blame

I relive time like I'm in yesterday

But it seems there is no spare room, the words won't dare fit

The plot it just gets thinner

 

You're the ink unto my paper

I've tried, I've tried, I've tried

You're the ink unto my paper

I've tried, I've tried, I've tried

 

There's a look upon your face I can't shake

I've seen you smile too many times 

Floating further into space I cannot look away

Tried to turn I only see your face again

 

Quickly you fall swiftly in the gaze

Of your new found love while I begin to fade

Now I'm standing on a new stage and I haven't learnt the bit

Spotlight getting dimmer

 

You're the ink unto my paper

I've tried, I've tried, I've tried

You're the ink unto my paper

I've tried, I've tried, I've tried

You're the ink unto my paper

 

I'll admit it's feeling strange

That we believe a friendship may still remain

An optimistic fool

Wading in the deep end of an endless pool of doubts. 

Just swimming, swimming under clouds 

 

Well there's something in how light creates the shade

How fast the dark adapts our sight

A call from you today in such a sorry state

It's hard to hear you're heart broke apart again

 

Being lonely shows you know a better place

One to leave makes space for one to gain

So let's say there's more to us than words no longer dimly lit

And build upon a glimmer 

 

You're the ink unto my paper

I've tried, I've tried, I've tried

You're the ink unto my paper

You're the ink unto my paper

I've tried, I've tried, I've tried

You're the ink unto my paper

You're the ink unto my paper

I've tried, I've tried, I've tried

You're the ink unto my paper

CHILDISH THINGS

A simple slip of the tongue

A sad sentence

Send in the clowns

Just my painful cry

Such dire defences

An ornamental gun

 

But it's only when it cuts that one of us gets down

 

If it changes the way you think about me

I hope it doesn't change the way you feel

Forgive me

'Cause sometimes in the heat of the moment

I can say such childish things

 

A time for turning numb

A new penchant

To blend in the crowd

Mistakes multiply

Such trifle trenches

For sentimental ones

 

Yeah, it's only when it cuts that one of us gets down

 

If it changes the way you think about me

I hope it doesn't change the way you feel

Forgive me

'Cause sometimes in the heat of the moment

I can say such childish things

WHEN LOVE AIN'T LONG ENOUGH

Tell me why you love

Tell me why you love

When it hurts so bad

Are you governed by the sky?

Tell me why you love, tell me why

 

Tell me why you love

Tell me why you love

When it turns you sad

And it took so long to find

Tell me why you love, tell me why

 

In these arms you crawl and cry

A better start then to run and hide

In your grasp, you try

But this won't hold forever, ever

Everything you have to measure

 

And it just ain't long enough

It's strange what it does to us

When it just ain't long enough

So strange, so strange what it does

When love ain't long enough

It's strange what it does to us

 

Tell me why you love

Tell me why you love

When the guilt comes in

And it's no respite to close your eyes

Tell me why you love, tell me why

Tell me why you love

Tell me why you love

When the fade begins

Nobody's made for surrendering

Tell me why the love gives in

 

In the past I'd laugh or sigh

I never read it as a warning sign

In your heart, you pry

Yeah this won't hold forever, ever

Everything you have to measure

 

And it just ain't long enough

It's strange what it does to us

When it just ain't long enough

So strange, so strange what it does

When love ain't long enough

It's strange what it does to us

So strange, so strange, so strange

 

Tell me why you love

Tell me why you love

EVERYBODY WANTS

Everybody says things ain't what they used to be

You remember how the world worked better 

But can't remember where you put your keys

Tell me now

Life, does it all seem better as a child?

 

Everybody got a theory what's right, wrong, good or bad

I guess the mormons at my door will never know about the call I said I had

Tell me now

Life, does it all work better without lies?

 

Everybody wants their freedom

Everybody wants control

Everybody thinks if you give it all you get it all returned

Everybody wants to feel, feel like the original one

Everybody wants, what everybody wants

Everybody wants, what everybody wants

What everybody wants

 

Everybody wants a life of love and a love life but you can't have both

Plan it out, make it perfect, love my life, drink more wine just so I can cope

Tell me now

Life, does it all seem better on your side?

 

Everybody wants to leave a good impression or a legacy 

But won't admit mistakes, saving their confessions to be dumping on the clergy 

Tell me now

Life, does it all seem better when you're right?

 

Everybody wants their freedom

Everybody wants control

Everybody thinks if you give it all you get it all returned

Everybody wants to feel, feel like the original one

Everybody wants, what everybody wants

Everybody wants, what everybody wants

What everybody wants

Everybody wants, what everybody wants

What everybody wants

TOO MANY WORDS FOR US

If I was an author 

I may have a chance

Or a poet for a start

The words tumbling from the palms of my hands

I know how it feels

But I don't dare explain

Or articulate in inferior ways

 

I can't count the times we've butt our heads

Nor the many times that you've stopped me in my tracks

When I look back on all the years

At the stories in the dust

 

There's too many, too many

Too many words

There's too many, too many

Too many words

 

When I'm on the road

I dream of being home

I wonder the warmth you find

Along that limestone coast

Hope we're thinking the same

From foreign towns

I won't pretend it's ever green

But we've seen enough of each other now

 

I can't count the times we've butt our heads

Nor the times that you've stopped me in my tracks

When I look back on all the years at the stories in the dust

 

There's too many, too many

Too many words

There's too many, too many

Too many words for us

 

Well we've been through a lot I'd say we've been through it all

But there's still so much I'd love to see in this world

I want to say something but it don't say enough

 

There's too many, too many

Too many words for us

There's too many, too many

Too many words

There's too many, too many

Too many words for us

SOOTHSAYER

Let the past be the past

& let the future go

Let the path be the path

Let others do what others do

But don’t let the subtle glue

Of temptation take hold

 

Why I wanna be a soothsayer

Twisting fate a different way around

Why I wanna be a soothsayer

Guess I gotta wait and see how it all plays out

 

Take what you have and watch where you go

Take note of all of the things

You've had the privilege to hold

Get what you need and speak what you know

Check once in a while all that you’ve got

And know where it all came from

 

Why I wanna be a soothsayer?

Twisting fate a different way around

Why I wanna be a soothsayer?

Guess I gotta wait and see how it all plays out

 

The years pass by like a friend that you saw

At the end of an aisle in a grocery store

You wake up at night in a frozen sweat

With all of the old conversations and faces

Still looking over the bed

 

Why I wanna be a soothsayer?

Twisting fate a different way around

Why I wanna be a soothsayer?

Guess I gotta see how it all plays out

 

If I knew now how it all turns out

Could I make it change somehow

If I knew now how it would all turn out

Would it all be different right now

 

Why I wanna be a soothsayer?

Could I make it change somehow

Why I wanna be a soothsayer?

I just gotta wait and see how it all plays out

How it all plays out

THE ANSWER

I'm tired of keeping up appearances 

Trying not to let you down

But finding out your fierce facade

Is only made of glass

Makes it easier for me to ask

 

The questions heavy in my weary grasp

They slip between my fingers

Like little pebbles wear to dust

And fill my damaged cup

It's time to breath as I have to bring it up, and

 

I don't want to know

I don't want to know the answer

No, I don't want to know

I don't want to know the answer

 

I can't compare myself to everyone

Many mirrors make a madman

We'll forget the little light thats left

In our winter sunset

I'll finish speaking and pray for silence

 

I can't imagine what you think of me

This heart departed so long ago

We farewell the frightened leaves to grow

But still remains the cold

I'm on my knees and I'm afraid, 'cause

 

I don't want to know

I don't want to know the answer

No, I don't want to know

I don't want to know the answer

 

If I don't want to know

I don't want to know

If I don't want to know

I don't want to know

If I don't want to know

I don't want to know

 

But finding out your fierce facade is only made of glass

It makes it easier for me to ask

IS EVERYTHING ALRIGHT?

It’s okay to let it out

I’ll hear every word you say

As a river catches every leaf of doubt that falls

Throughout a rainy day

 

When the candles out

And you have no torch to shine

There’s a starlit sky speckled in the lake

On a clear night 

 

I'm holding on so tight

I'm splitting at the seams

I'll tear myself to rags ‘cause I don’t always, remember my dreams

 

I only want to know

I only want to know

That everything’s alright with you

 

I only want to know

I only want to know

That everything’s alright with you

 

When I hear that melody

It's like you wandered in the room

How memories get bottled up

In songs and old perfumes

 

If you ever need reminding

If you ever need a friend

To sit with you in darkness

Or to fall, not knowing where it ends

 

Or to hold on so tight

Like the branches of a tree

When the storm's outside and you're wrapped up

Remembering dreams

 

I only want to know

I only want to know

That everything’s alright with you

 

I only want to know

I only want to know

That everything’s alright with you

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