State of Emergency – The Lyrics

 State Of Emergency

Why get so aggressive?
You decided from the start
To laboriously fake it
With your costume jewelry heart
Don’t be such a baby
Don’t be such a child
I won’t leave you

Stop going through the motions
Stop tearing up on cue
It might have suited me once
But it’s never suited you
Get a sense of humour
Or go and see a shrink
I still need you

No war of words can break
This fragile state of emergency
There’s no escape
Just love and hate
Where neither side dare escalate
This emergency

Delete me from your inbox
Don’t return my calls
If things are meant to happen
Won’t they happen after all?
Celebrate the stand off
Revel in the feud
Like we used to

Catch Me If You Can Catch Me

Inside a locked glass case
We teach young hearts to break
With a stigma they can’t shake
Do we mean it?
Up and down that baby grand
I still see tiny hands
The melodies unplanned
Little secrets
I hurry to this work
The house required some dirt
But now I’ve made it worse
Broken…

I miss those big, blue eyes
You loved to advertise
Who cares about the other guys – not I!
I mean it
Condemn me to my fate
Some rules you should not break
Still haunted I escape
Darling

Catch me if you can catch me
You know I’d jump if you asked me to
Now I’m asking
Now I’m asking
Choose

Catch me if you can catch me
You know I’d jump if you asked me to
I’m losing balance
I’m losing balance
Choose

The Sound of her Wings

Well  thanks for that sweetie

For each brittle little touch

Each graze and brush of your hand

So thanks for that sweetie

I’ve been turning over rocks

Keys breaking off in locks

There’s no room

But can you feel my heartbeat

Listen to my heartbeat

Crying like a modem that’s been cut

Listen to my heartbeat

Can you feel my heartbeat?

Trying to pick up

So can you reach me

Can you? Can you?

What can you teach me?

Damn you, damn you

With my own burnt and scarred

I’ll take refuge here under your arms

With my own burnt and singed

I’ll take refuge here under your wings

Brand New For You

True love gets lost outside the garden

For  you

We never fell so far or hard then

Brand new

I couldn’t taste I couldn’t sense it

For you

Disposable and inexpensive

For you

Snowdrops

Nightmares

Spring Rain

June

Fireworks

Christmas

New Year

You

Built my strength up swimming laps love

For you

But my bed is cold the room feels empty

Without you

Rigged my heart with crude explosives

For you

Electric little lightning moments

For you

There’ll flying cars careers on spaceships

For you

I’ll be history lost and dislocated

Without you

Bright Eyes Go Blind

So the girl says

I can fall in love

I can fall in love

I can only fall in love

One way

And that’s the right way

The guy goes

I can fool around

Give up the higher ground

I can only fool around

One way

And that’s the right way

Happy the debate’s the same

Happy it’ll never, ever change

You may fall in love that way

But even when they’re bathed in beautiful sunshine

Even when they’re bathed in brilliant sunshine

Bright eyes go blind

So they both go

We could fall in love

Build ourselves some trust

Who knows? We might not muck it up

Our way

And that’s the right way

Happy the debate’s the same

Happy it’ll never ever change

You may fall in love that way

But even when they’re bathed in beautiful sunshine

Enveloped in beautiful sunshine

Bright eyes go blind

I don’t know what to do with her

Impulsive and kind

Made suddenly mine

But I don’t know what to do with her

Playful and fierce

She’ll show me no tears

Or give me anything I need from her

With the stars in her eyes

Like a moth to the light

I love anything that flickers so

I’ll love anything I can’t let go

I just don’t know what to do with her

I don’t know what to do with her….

Alleycats

Some people

Some people wait

For others to sing their songs

Idiots

They’ve got it wrong

A little crying gets things done

Forget the urge

To feel your atoms merge

Go nuclear in the night

Hush now close your eyes

Sleep on sleep on it’s alright…

I still have that dream

Where they carry you from me

And up above…

Then we’re both reborn as cats

And just like that

No not like that

Two alleycats

Two alleycats

Scratching out our love

An elemental force

That blows right through us all

Then slows and starts to die

You’re not middle aged yet my son

Get up get after midnight

No one ever peaks

And no one ever truly fails

That’s all a lie

Just idle pillow talk

True lovers walk

As cities fall

And the losers crawl

To avoid it all

Scratching out their love

We are Heartbreak

Oh no

I heard you humming to your heartbeart

Oh no

I caught you breathing different air

Oh no

I thought you’d always be beside me

How did you horseshoe over there?

And everytime we fall apart I think I’m getting wise

To hallelujah choruses and fallen angel’s cries

When every little furtive glance and nervous phone call home

Is telling us to be alone

We are Heartbreak
We are blues

And our sadness

Is front page news

And everytime we fall apart I try to look for change

When everyone around us now is happy just the same

Now every little furtive glance and nervous phone call home

Is telling us to be alone

WE ARE HEARTBREAK!

Wild Girls

I thought I loved you
How could you love me more?
Overexcited
Kids wrestling on the bathroom floor

I’m saying nothing
But tearing at your clothes
I rub the nape of your neck
Then chew your toes your soft earlobes

Don’t take me away from this
Don’t take me away
Don’t take me away from this
Don’t take me away

There’s no poet
And no romantic prose
No honeymooner
Who ever really knows

No complications
Just one last kiss goodnight
What starts with playing with hair
Leads to laddered tights and fresh love bites…

One Below Lovers

Yes! I believe that the future is here

Kicking and screaming and hoping that we are

Better prepared than you’d ever suspect

And not afraid of the plans we’ve had wrecked now

I have this dream where it gets out of hand

Me in a body I don’t understand

Events out of sequence

Then blood on the floor

The party got cancelled

We walked out to meet our crowd at night

We laughed at creatures out of sight

We waltzed across the forest floor

The crowd it cheered and asked for more

What more?

What more?

Yes I believe that the future is here

Give me a rise and a shot at a pension

A rich widow and a little respect

I’m not afraid both our stories got checked out

I had a dream but it faded and ran

Me in a body I don’t understand

Events out of sequence

Got dragged from the floor

Swapped briefcase for suitcase…

Are we not

Are we not

Are we not lovers?

You can be me when I’m gone

In a long forgotten golden age

You used to tell me I was great

Don’t you remember baby?

In a slow decline a fall apart

The lips can’t finish what the fingers start

The teeth get sharp

And tear at each other tear at each other

Save my name

You can be me when I’m gone

Leave it out

Leave it out

I’ve got you where I want you

And if the sunshine hasn’t left us yet

Right now my heart is stretched

To breaking

Are you saying that we’re on the run?

Officer I can’t put down the gun

I need someone

We can help one another help one another here

Lay me Down

Here

Here’s a wish

It’s a gift

And I give it to you freely

Don’t consider it too deeply

Hide it in the hall

Here

Here’s a wish

It’s a gift

And it’s bringing you to meet me

Don’t sell it on too cheaply

Hide it in the hall

Chorus

So take me gently

And run me down the river to the sea

Where love is blind

And the water’s much warmer with you by my side

Lay me down to sleep

Take me gently

And carry me out further from the shore

I’ll quietly slip

Into a skin that’s much softer and separate from this one

Lay me down to sleep…

Sweet Bird of Youth

I was three

When it hopped into my room

Only three

Didn’t know why it chirruped and cooed – unmoved

A child of five

I never gave it any thought

Happy sucking the sweetness from life

Knowing that I’d never get caught out

It promised me that it would come back to see

How I’d grown up

It did

It promised me

I was nearly twelve

When it fluttered back onto my hand

Held a picture in its tiny mouth

A picture of an older man – I didn’t understand?

Up to eighteen

It was with me for the final stage

And then it whistled a fanfare

A herald to my coming of age

It promised me

That one day I’d surely see

There’s no way back

No track no path to seek

And now I’m left

Ticking boxes into middle age

One window left open

Hoping it’ll fly in again – but when?

Now I see how

The picture left with me means

There’s someone out there

Someone I still have to meet

Never End/Never Start

My loved one’s like a collage

Of shapes and sounds and moods

With eyes that come alive through tears

A supernatural boon

Never ended never started

Burst out in full bloom

Never ended never started

She’s hardly moved

The only girl in the room

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