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NO DIRECTION HOME
crawl upon the earth,
scour the universe you know
set my compass north,
circumscribe the earth and go

no direction home

what's my part in this,
what's this dream i can't let go?
what's your way with this,
what d'you want to see and who d'you want to know?

you've no direction home
no direction home
no direction

feels like all is lost,
there's nowhere left to go
through the seas and sands,
across the skies, through the morning snow

is there no direction home?
nowhere left to go?
no direction home


GODS AND MONSTERS
yearning, keep from burning, keep 'em earning
someones got to pay for all this television
there's children singing, and church bells ringing
and people skipping merrily to work, i'm dreaming

i'm dreaming

for maybe, you'll wind up crazy, and when you're drinking
you may start thinking, that you're stupid and you're lazy
well just keep earning, keep on yearning,
and you will believe there are no gods and monsters

gods and monsters

so free of contradictions, no dereliction
there are no gods and monsters
so useless and so pretty and so good,
so pretty and so good

gods and monsters

now have I got you watching, for all the gods and monsters?
are sitting, reclining in the back row of your mind,
i think thats what you'll find

yes, there are gods and monsters
yes, there are gods and monsters
yes, there are gods and monsters

OVER MY SHOULDER
shut your mouth, and watch my lips
can't you feel the healing finger tips
coming down, on you like rain
so tell me now where do we remain?

over my shoulder it goes
and where it lands, you don't want to know

i used to work night and day
nobody listened to a word i'd say
i didn't care who knew me then
someone stupid asked if we were friends, well

over my shoulder it goes,
back to a bar, we both used to know

shut your mouth, you watch my lips
can't you feel the healing finger tips
coming down, on you like rain
so tell me now where do we remain?

over my shoulder it goes
and where it lands, you don't want to know

over my shoulder it goes
and where it lands, you don't want to know

AN ORDINARY GIRL
from an ordinary house, in an ordinary world
from an ordinary town, there came an ordinary girl
wore a face that looked surprised, a book of dog eared rhymes

she ever made a sound, never said a word
nothing was ever seen, nothing was ever heard
from an an ordinary town, and an ordinary girl

she's feeling outrageous, so daft and courageous
she's laughing, flirtacious, while falling unconscious
she's selfish and needy, she's wanton and greedy
she's mugging her lovers, she's bleeding the buggers from below

in an ordinary house, in an ordinary town
upon an ordinary street, nothing was ever found
that ordinary girl who never made a sound

she's up in the attic, she's bristling with static
her beauty's vampiric, so solemn and stoic
she's wanton, she's needy, she's selfish and greedy
she's mugging her lovers, she's bleeding the buggers from below

the ones she's been kissing, all strangely've gone missing
on a day when the weather, was stormy, untethered
'd'you see them?', no never, they all went together
they all went together, with the ordinary girl

THE STARS LOOK FAMILIAR
and i dreamed of the stars so much, they seem familiar
like once what was your lovers touch, just reached back to kill you
and if you ever go astray, i'll say that i knew you
tomorrow's the same as yesterday, so what good will that do you?

to fall upon ourselves each night,
and crawl like vampires from the light
later on well well they all say,
they never cared much anyway

i've dreamed of myself so much, i now seem familiar
like once what was my lovers touch, reached out to thrill you
and if we ever go astray, i'll say that i knew you
tomorrow's the same as yesterday, what good will that do you?

you're on your marks and off your face
hung out in some exotic place
and in your hand but out of reach
once more you go into the breach

we fall upon ourselves each night
and crawl like vampires from the light
later on then they all say
they never made much anyway

and i've dreamed of the stars so much, that they seem familiar
like once what was your lovers touch, just reached back to kill you
but if you ever went astray, i'd say that i knew you
tomorrow's the same as yesterday, so what good will that do you?

you're on your marks and off your face
hung out in some exotic place
but out of reach, within your hand
something you don't understand

STRANGE WITHOUT YOU
you know the faces,
you know the places,
you know the places where the faces fit

you always wanted,
to never say it,
and now you wonder, well is this it?

you're always screaming, dreaming
strange without you
without you

you know the numbers,
you dream and slumber,
you've got the faces and the photographs

you always want it,
but never say it,
and now you wonder, well what do i have?

you're always screaming, dreaming
strange without you
without you

strange without you
strange without you
strange without you
strange without you

without you

strange without you
strange without you
strange without you
strange without you

without you

STRAY
time has moved so fast, but now there does not seem to be any
once it felt that there was more than plenty
i do believe that something, somewhere sent me
to you, a stray
and the bold raging flame of your heart is making me stay

and i admit, that i have spent some time in confusion
not knowing what is, or is not illusion
riddled with myself and destruction
a stray,
and the bold raging flame of your heart is making me stay

in flux, we move, we crawl across the sky like the weather
to think that you once thought that i was clever
but i was do or die, not now or never
a stray,
still the bold raging flame of your heart is making me stay


HONG KONG LULLABY

SAND AND GLUE
making it stick, drip upon drip
is that what you do, with sand and glue?

put out the light, let me see you tonight
'cos that's what i'll do, with you

making it stick, drip upon drip
is that what you do, with sand and glue?

don't put out the light, let me see you tonight
'cos that's what i'll do, with you

what good is god or laughter?
if you don't know what you're after, who
makes up the things that you do?

gutless and over-reaching
blessed and always preaching, who
makes up the things that you do?

making it stick, drip upon drip
is that what you do, with sand and glue?

don't put out the light, let me see you tonight
'cos that's what i'll do, to you

i'll tell you what i think's funny
you've got the looks and money, you
make up the things that you do

godless and without meaning
nothing left to believe in, who
makes up the things that you do?

making it stick, drip upon drip
is that what you do, with sand and glue?

don't put out the light, let me see you tonight
'cos that's what i'll do, to you

AVENUE OF HOPE
along the avenue of hope
the footsteps falter, fingers grope
and the days, stretch out beneath the sun

no-one's born, no-one dies,
no-one loves, so no-one cries
and we wait to see just what we will become

don't let me falter, don't let me ride
don't let the earth in me subside
let me see just who i will become

you're like the clouds in my home town
you just grow fat, and hang around
and your days, stretch out beneath the sun

no-one's born, no-one dies,
no-one loves, so no-one cries
and we wait to see just what we will become

don't let me borrow, don't let me bring
don't let me wallow, don't make me sing
let me see just who i will become

don't let me falter, don't let me hide
don't let someone else decide
just who or what i will become

don't make 'em borrow, don't make 'em bring
don't let them wallow, don't let them sing
let them stretch out beneath the sun
 
DEAD MEN'S CIGARETTES
woke up this morning, for someone to set you free
turned round here today, to find that someone was me

and we smoke, dead men's cigarettes
and we choke, on the bitter black regrets,
of ourselves - we've found no-one else

woke up this morning, for someone to set me free
i turned round today, to find that someone was me

but we smoke, dead men's cigarettes
and we choke, on the bitter black regrets
of ourselves - we've found no-one else

and we smoke, dead men's cigarettes
and we choke, on the bitter black regrets,
and we smoke, dead men's cigarettes
and we choke, on the bitter black regrets,
of ourselves - we've found no-one else

COINCIDENCE
love, may have just come to bury me
but i'm not afraid of what i see
i'm not afraid of the world

time, has gathered us here by coincidence
that's why what i say doesn't make any sense

love, may have just come to bury me
but i'm not afraid of what i see
i'm not afraid of the world

we, are all gathered us here by coincidence
thats why what we say doesn't make any sense

you, may have just come to carry me
beyond the things i've ever seen

love, may have just come to bury me
but i'm not afraid of what i see

I BELIEVE
i believe,
in the hallelujah chorus of the shopping malls
we say we can't, we know we shan't, well of course we shall
'cos i've seen, i believe

i believe,
that we are forever something which is incomplete
we trade ourselves for nothings and our words are our conceit
i have seen, now i believe

that the ceaseless, seamless strain of your heart
will one day cause itself to make a start
with me, we believe

i never thought i'd string you along
i never thought we'd last this long
but we've seen, so we believe

in the hallelujah chorus of the shopping malls
we say we can't, we know we shan't, well of course we shall
'cos we've seen, now we believe

i never thought i'd string you along
i never thought we'd last this long
i have seen, i believe

that we are forever something which is incomplete
we trade ourselves for nothings and our words are our conceit
i have seen, i believe

[bedroom radiation]?
[in your television]?
[radiation]?
[radiation]?
[radiation]?
















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