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Lyrics

 

Here you will find the lyrics to Damien’s songs. I have only transcribed these from listening to them, so if there are any errors that please let us know!!

9 – Album (2006)

  1. 9 Crimes
  2. The Animals Were Gone
  3. Elephant
  4. Rootless Tree
  5. Dogs
  6. Coconut Skins
  7. Me, My Yoke + I
  8. Grey Room
  9. Accidental Babies
  10. Sleep Don’t Weep

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O – Album (2002)

  1. Delicate
  2. Volcano
  3. The Blower’s Daughter
  4. Cannonball
  5. Older Chests
  6. Amie
  7. Cheers Darlin’
  8. Cold Water
  9. I Remember
  10. Eskimo
  11. Prague (Hidden Track)
  12. Silent Night (Hidden Track)

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Other Songs (B-sides, side projects and unreleased tracks)

  1. Baby Sister
  2. Banríon Mo Chroí
  3. Boring Afternoon
  4. Bottom Shelf
  5. Childish
  6. Cross-eyed Bear
  7. Don’t Explain
  8. Down
  9. Face
  10. Fool
  11. Front Door
  12. Groovin’
  13. Happy Christmas (War is Over)
  14. It Didn’t Take You Long
  15. Insane
  16. Lazy Situation
  17. Lonelily
  18. Lonely Soldier
  19. Moody Mooday
  20. My City Shitty
  21. Rule No.2 Y-Junction
  22. Sex Change
  23. Sand
  24. Steal A Mule
  25. The Professor
  26. The Power of Orange Knickers
  27. Then Go
  28. The Rat Within The Grain
  29. Toffee Pop
  30. Tongue
  31. Unplayed Piano
  32. What Do You Know About Love?
  33. Woman Like A Man
  34. Wooden Horse

9

9 Crimes

Leave me out with the waste

This is not what I do

It’s the wrong kind of place

To be thinking of you

It’s the wrong time

For somebody new

It’s a small crime

And i’ve got no excuse

And Is that alright, yeah?

I give my gun away when it’s loaded

Is that alright, yeah?

If u dont shoot it how am i supposed to hold it?

Is that alright, yeah?

Give my gun away when it’s loaded

Is that alright, yeah?

With you?

Leave me out with the waste

This is not what i do

It’s the wrong kind of place

To be cheating on you

It’s the wrong time

She’s pulling me through

It’s a small crime

And I’ve got no exuse

Is that alright, yeah?

If I give my gun away when it’s loaded

Is that alright, yeah?

If you dont shoot it, how am i supposed to hold it?

Is that alright, yeah?

I give my gun away when it’s loaded

Is that alright?

Is that alright with you?

Is that alright, yeah?

If I give my gun away when it’s loaded

Is that alright, yeah?

If you dont shoot it, how am i supposed to hold it?

Is that alright, yeah?

If I give my gun away when it’s loaded

Is that alright?

Is that alright with you?

Is that alright, yeah?

(If I give my gun away when it’s loaded)

Is that alright, yeah?

(If you dont shoot it, how am I supposed to hold it?)

Is that alright, yeah?

(If I give my gun away when it’s loaded)

Is that alright?

Is that alright?

Is that alright with you?

No…

Tabs/Chords

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The Animals Were Gone

Woke up and for the first time the animals were gone

It’s left this house empty now, not sure if I belong

Yesterday you asked me to write you a pleasant song

I’ll do my best now, but you’ve been gone for so long

The window’s open now and the winter settles in

We’ll call it Christmas when the adverts begin

I love your depression and I love your double chin

I love ‘most everything that you bring to this offering

Oh I know that I left you in places of despair

Oh I know that I love you, so please throw down your hair

At night I trip without you, and hope I don’t wake up

‘Cause waking up without you is like drinking from an empty cup

Woke up and for the first time the animals were gone

Our clocks are ticking now so before our time is gone

We could get a house and some boxers and on the lawn

We could make babies and accidental songs

I know I’ve been a liar and I know I’ve been a fool

I hope we didn’t break it, but I’m glad we broke the rules

My cave is deep now, yet your light is shining through

I cover my eyes, still all I see is you

Oh I know that I left you in places of despair

Oh I know that I love you, so please throw down your hair

At night I trip without you, and hope I don’t wake up

‘Cause waking up without you is like drinking from an empty cup

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Elephant

This has got to die

This has got to stop

This has got to lie down

With someone else on top

You can keep me pinned

‘Cause it’s easier to tease

But you can’t paint an elephant

Quite as good as she

And she may cry like a baby

And she may drive me Crazy

‘Cause I am lately lonely

So why d’ya have to lie?

I take it I’m your crutch

The pillow in your pillow case

Is easier to touch

And when you think you’ve sinned

Do you fall upon your knees?

Or do you sit within your picture?

Do you still forget the breeze?

And she may rise, if I sing you down

And she may wisely cling to the ground

Cause I’m lately horny

So why would she take me thorny?

What’s the point of this song? Or even singing?

You’ve already gone, why am I clinging?

Well I could throw her out, and I could live without

And I could do it all for you

I could be true

Tell me if you want me to lie

‘Cause this has got to die

This has got to stop

This has got to lie down, down

With someone else on top

You can both keep me pinned

‘Cause it’s easier to tease

But you can’t make me happy

Quite as good as me

Well you know that’s a lie

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Rootless tree

What I want from you is empty your head

They say be true, don’t stain your bed

We do what we need to be free

And it leans on me like a rootless tree

What I want from us is empty our minds

We fake a fuss, and fracture the times

We go blind when we’ve needed to see

And this leans on me, like a rootless…

Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you

And all we’ve been through

I said leave it, leave it, leave it

It’s nothing to you

And if you hate me, hate me, hate me

Then hate me so good

That you can let me out, let me out, let me out

Of this hell when you’re around

Let me out, let me out, let me out

Hell when you’re around

Let me out, let me out, let me out

What I want from this

Is learn to let go

I know not of you

Of all that’s been told

Killers re-invent and believe

And this leans on me, like a rootless…

So you, fuck you, fuck you

And all we’ve been through

I said leave it, leave it, leave it

It’s nothing to you

And if you hate me, hate me, hate me

Then hate me so good

That you can let me out, let me out, let me out

Of this hell when you’re around

Let me out, let me out, let me out

Hell when you’re around

Let me out, let me out, let me out

Hell when you’re around

Let me out, let me out, let me out

Hell when you’re around

Let me out, let me out, let me out, let me out

Let me out, let me out, let me out, let me out

Let me out, let me out, let me out

Fuck you, fuck you, I love you

And all we’ve been through

I said leave it, leave it, leave it

It’s nothing to you

And if you hate me, hate me, hate me

Then hate me so good

That you can let me out, let me out, let me out, let me out

Let me out, let me out, let me out, let me out

Let me out, let me out, let me out, let me out

Let me out, let me out, let me out

Let me out, let me out, let me out

It’s hell when you’re around

Let me out, let me out, let me out

Hell when you’re around

Let me out, let me out, let me out

Hell when you’re around

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Dogs

She lives with an orange tree

The girl that does yoga

She picks the dead ones from the ground

When we come over

And she gives

I get

Without giving anything to me

Like a morning sun

Like a morning

Like a morning sun

Good good morning sun

The girl that does yoga

When we come over

Girl that does yoga

He lives in a little house

On the side of a little hill

Picks the litter from the ground

Litter little brother spills

He gives

I get

Without giving anything to me

And the dogs they run

And the dogs they

And the dogs they run

In the good good morning sun

Side of a little hill

Litter little brother spills

Side of a little hill

Oh and she’s always dressed in white

She’s like an angel, man

She burns my eyes

When she turns

She pulls a smile

We drive her ’round man

And she drives us wild

Oh and she moves like a little girl

I become a child, man

She moves my world

And she gets splashed in paint

And turns away

and leaves me standing…

She lives with an orange tree

The girl that does yoga

Got a wolf to keep her warm

When he comes over

She gives

He gets

Without giving anything to see

And the day it ends

And the day it

And the day it ends

And there’s no need for me

The girl that does yoga

When we come over

The girl that does yoga

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Coconut Skins

You can hold her hand

And show her how you cry

Explain to her your weakness

So she understands

And then roll over and die

You can brave decisions

Before you crumble up inside

Spend your time asking everyone else’s permission

Then run away and hide

Or you can sit on chimneys

Put some fire up your ass

No need to know what you’re doing or waiting for

But if anyone should ask

Tell them I’ve been licking coconut skins

And we’ve been hanging out

Tell them God just dropped by to forgive our sins

And relieve us our doubt

La la la la la la la…

Oh you can hold her eggs

But your basket has a hole

You can lie between her legs and go looking for

Tell her you’re searching for her soul

You can wait for ages

Watch your compost turn to coal

Time is contagious

Everybody’s getting old

So you can sit on chimneys

Put some fire up your ass

No need to know what you’re doing or looking for

But if anyone should ask

Tell them I’ve been cooking coconut skins

And we’ve been hanging out

Tell them God just dropped by to forgive our sins

And relieve us our doubt

La la la la la la la…

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Me, My Yoke + I

My drum, my drum, my drum

Gonna make ya

My drum, my drum, my drum

Gonna make ya come

My book, my book, my book

Gonna make ya

My book, my book, my book

Gonna make ya look

My hand, my hand, my hand

My hand going under

My hand, my hand, my hand

My hand going understand

My fall, my fall

My fall gonna break ya

My fall, my fall

My fall gonna break your wall

I’m in, I’m in, I’m in

Like a big dog

And I’m in, I’m in, I’m in

Like a big dog, yeah

‘Cause my god, my god, my god

Gave me a rod

My god, my god, my god

Gave me a rod

For Fishing, fishing, fishing

Fishing, fishing, fishing yeah

My drum, my drum, my drum

Gonna make ya

My drum, my drum, my drum

Gonna make ya come

My book, my book, my book

Gonna make ya

My book, my book, my book

Gonna make ya look

My hand, my hand, my hand

My hand going under

My hand, my hand, my hand

My hand going understand

My fall, my fall

My fall gonna break ya

My fall, my fall

My fall gonna break your wall

I’m in, I’m in, I’m in

Like a big dog

I’m in, I’m in, I’m in

Like a big dog, yeah

‘Cause my god, my god, my god

Gave me a rod

My god, my god, my god

Gave me a rod

For Fishing, fishing, fishing

Fishing, fishing, fishing, yeah

Won’t you beat my, Won’t you beat my, Won’t you beat my, Won’t you beat my…

Won’t you read my, Won’t you read my, Won’t you read my… Won’t you read my book…

Me, my yoke and I gonna make us choke

Fishing, fishing, fishing

Fishing, fishing, fishing, yeah

Yeah

Yeah

Yeah

Yeah

Tabs/Chords

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Grey Room

Well I’ve been here before

Sat on the floor in a grey grey room

Where I stay in all day

I don’t eat, but I play with this grey grey food

Désolé, if someone is prayin’ then I might break out,

Désolé, even if I scream I can’t scream that loud

I’m all alone again

Crawling back home again

Stuck by the phone again

Well I’ve been here before

Sat on a floor in a grey grey mood

Where I stay up all night

And all that I write is a grey grey tune

So pray for me child, just for a while

That I might break out yeah

Pray for me child

Even a smile would do for now

‘Cause I’m all alone again

Crawling back home again

Stuck by the phone again

Have I still got you to be my open door?

Have I still got you to be my sandy shore?

Have I still got you to cross my bridge in this storm?

Have I still got you to keep me warm?

If I squeeze my grape, then I drink my wine

Coz if I squeeze my grape, then I drink my wine

Oh coz nothing is lost, it’s just frozen in frost,

And it’s opening time, there’s no-one in line

But I’ve still got me to be your open door,

I’ve still got me to be your sandy shore

I’ve still got me to cross your bridge in this storm

And I’ve still got me to keep you warm

Warmer than warm, yeah

Warmer than warm, yeah

Warmer than warm, yeah

Warmer than warm, yeah

Tabs/Chords

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Accidental Babies

Well I held you like a lover

Happy hands, your elbow in the appropriate place

And we ignored our others’ happy plansbr>
For that delicate look upon your face

Our bodies moved and hardened

Hurting parts of your garden

With no room for a pardon

In a place where no one knows what we have done

Do you come

Together ever with him?

And is he dark enough?

Enough to see your light?

And do you brush your teeth before you kiss?

Do you miss my smell?

And is he bold enough to take you on?

Do you feel like you belong?

And does he drive you wild?

Or just mildly free?

What about me?

Well you held me like a lover

Sweaty hands

And my foot in the appropriate place

We use cushions to cover happy glands

In the mild issue of our disgrace

Our minds pressed and guarded

While our flesh disregarded

The lack of space for the light-hearted

In the boom that beats our drum

Well I know I make you cry

And I know sometimes you wanna die

But do you really feel alive without me?

If so, be free

If not, leave him for me

Before one of us has accidental babies

For we are in love

Do you come

Together ever with him?

Is he dark enough?

Enough to see your light?

Do you brush your teeth before you kiss?

Do you miss my smell?

And is he bold enough to take you on?

Do you feel like you belong?

And does he drive you wild?

Or just mildly free?

What about me?

What about me?

Back to top.

Sleep Don’t Weep

Sleep, don’t weep, my sweet love

Your face, it’s all wet and your day was rough

So do what you must do to find yourself

Wear another’s shoe, or paint my shelves

There’s times that I was broke and you stood strong

I think I found a place where I…

Sleep, don’t weep, my sweet love

Your face, it’s all wet ’cause our days were rough

So do what you must do to fill that hole

Wear another’s shoe to comfort the soul

There’s times that I was broke when you stood strong

I think I found a place where I feel I will…

Sleep, don’t weep, my sweet love

My face it’s all wet ’cause my day was rough

So do what you must do to find yourself

Wear another shoe, paint my shelf

There’s times when I was broke when you stood strong

I hope I find a place where I feel I belong

Sleep, don’t weep, my sweet love

My face, it’s all wet ’cause my day was rough

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O

Delicate

We might kiss when we are alone

When nobody’s watching

We might take it home

We might make out when nobody’s there

It’s not that we’re scared

It’s just that it’s delicate

So why do you fill my sorrow

With the words you’ve borrowed

From the only place you’ve known

And why do you sing Hallelujah

If it means nothing to you

Why do you sing with me at all?

We might live like never before

When there’s nothing to give

Well how can we ask for more

We might make love in some sacred place

The look on your face is delicate

So why do you fill my sorrow

With the words you’ve borrowed

From the only place you’ve known

And why do you sing Hallelujah

If it means nothing to you

Why do you sing with me at all?

So why do you fill my sorrow

With the words you’ve borrowed

From the only place you’ve known

And why do you sing Hallelujah

If it means nothing to you

Why do you sing with me at all?

Tabs/Chords

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Volcano

Don’t hold yourself like that

You’ll hurt your knees

I kissed your mouth and back

That’s all I need

Don’t build your world around

Volcanoes melt you down

And what I am to you

Is not real

And what I am to you

You do not need

And what I am to you

Is not what you mean to me

You give me miles and miles of mountains

And I ask for the sea

Don’t throw yourself like that

In front of me

I kissed your mouth your back

Is that all you need

Don’t drag my love around

Volcanoes melt me down

And what I am to you

Is not real

And what I am to you

You do not need

And what I am to you

Is not what you mean to me

You give me miles and miles of mountains

And I ask…

What I give to you

Is just what I’m going through

This is nothing new

No, no, just another phase of finding

what I really need

Is what makes me bleed

Like a new disease

But lord she’s still too young to treat

She’s still too young/ Volcanoes melt you down

What I am to you/ Volcanoes melt you down/ She’s still too young

Is not real/ Volcanoes melt you down/ She’s still too young

What I am to you/ Volcanoes melt you down/ She’s still too young

You do not need/ Volcanoes melt you down/ She’s still too young

She’s still too young/ Volcanoes melt you down/ She’s still too young

You do not need me

Tabs/Chords

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The Blower’s Daughter

And so it is just like you said it would be

Life goes easy on me

most of the time

And so it is the shorter story

No love, no glory

No hero in her sky

I can’t take my eyes off of you

I can’t take my eyes off you

I can’t take my eyes off of you

I can’t take my eyes off you

I can’t take my eyes off you

I can’t take my eyes…

And so it is just like you said it should be

We’ll both forget the breeze

Most of the time

And so it is the colder water

The Blower’s Daughter

The pupil in denial

I can’t take my eyes off of you

I can’t take my eyes off you

I can’t take my eyes off of you

I can’t take my eyes off you

I can’t take my eyes off you

I can’t take my eyes…

Did I say that I loathe you?

Did I say that I want to

Leave it all behind?

I can’t take my mind off of you

I can’t take my mind off you

I can’t take my mind off of you

I can’t take my mind off you

I can’t take my mind off you

I can’t take my mind…

my mind…my mind…

‘Til I find somebody new

Tabs/Chords

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Cannonball

Still a little bit of your taste in my mouth

Still a little bit of you laced with my doubt

Still a little hard to say what’s going on

Still a little bit of your ghost, your witness

Still a little bit of your face I haven’t kissed

You step a little closer each day

That i can’t say what’s going on

Stones taught me to fly

Love taught me to lie

Life taught me to die

So it’s not hard to fall

When you float like a cannonball

Still a little bit of your song in my ear

Still a little bit of your words I long to hear

You step a little closer each day

So close that I can’t see what’s going on

Stones taught me to fly

Love taught me to lie

Life taught me to die

So it’s not hard to fall

When you float like a cannon

Stones taught me to fly

Love taught me to cry

So come on courage!

Teach me to be shy

‘Cause it’s not hard to fall

And I don’t want to scare her

It’s not hard to fall

And I don’t wanna lose

It’s not hard to grow

When you know that you just don’t know

Tabs/Chords

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Older Chests

Older chests reveal themselves

Like a crack in a wall

Starting small, and grow in time

And we always seem to need the help

Of someone else

To mend that shelf

Too many books

Read me your favourite line

Papa went to other lands

And he found someone who understands

The ticking, and the western man’s need to cry

He came back the other day, you know

Some things in life may change

And some things

They stay the same

Like time, there’s always time

On my mind

So pass me by, I’ll be fine

Just give me time

Older gents sit on the fence

With their cap in hand

Looking grand

They watch their city change

Children scream, or so it seems,

Louder than before

Out of doors, and into stores with bigger names

Mama tried to wash their faces

But these kids they lost their graces

And daddy lost at the races too many times

She broke down the other day, yeah you know

Some things in life may change

But some things they stay the same

Like time, there’s always time

On my mind

So pass me by, I’ll be fine

Just give me time

Time, there’s always time

On my mind

Pass me by, I’ll be fine

Just give me time

Tabs/Chords

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Amie

Nothing unusual, nothing strange

Close to nothing at all

The same old scenario, the same old rain

And there’s no explosions here

Then something unusual, something strange

Comes from nothing at all

I saw a spaceship fly by your window

Did you see it disappear?

Amie come sit on my wall

And read me the story of O

And tell it like you still believe

That the end of the century

Brings a change for you and me

Nothing unusual, nothing’s changed

Just a little older that’s all

You know when you’ve found it,

There’s something I’ve learned

‘Cause you feel it when they take it away

Something unusual, something strange

Comes from nothing at all

But I’m not a miracle

And you’re not a saint

Just another soldier

On the road to nowhere

Amie come sit on my wall

And read me the story of O

And tell it like you still believe

That the end of the century

Brings a change for you and me

And Amie come sit on my wall

And read me the story of O

And tell it like you still believe

That the end of the century

Brings a change for you and me

Tabs/Chords

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Cheers Darlin’

Cheers darlin’

Here’s to you and your lover boy

Cheers darlin’

I got years to wait around for you

Cheers darlin’

I’ve got your wedding bells in my ear

Cheers darlin’

You give me three cigarettes to smoke my tears away

And I die when you mention his name

And I lied, I should have kissed you

When we were running in the rain

What am I darlin’?

A whisper in your ear?

A piece of your cake?

What am I, darlin?

The boy you can fear?

Or your biggest mistake?

Cheers darlin’

Here’s to you and your lover man

Cheers darlin’

I just hang around and eat from a can

Cheers darlin’

I got a ribbon of green on my guitar

Cheers darlin’

I got a beauty queen

To sit not very far from here

I die when he comes around

To take you home

I’m too shy

I should have kissed you when we were alone

What am I darlin’?

A whisper in your ear?

A piece of your cake?

What am I, darlin?

The boy you can fear?

Or your biggest mistake?

Oh what am I? What am I darlin’?

I got years to wait…

Tabs/Chords

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Cold Water

Cold, cold water surrounds me now

And all I’ve got is your hand

Lord, can you hear me now?

Lord, can you hear me now?

Lord, can you hear me now?

Or am I lost?

Love one’s daughter

Allow me that

And I can’t let go of your hand

Lord, can you hear me now?

Lord, can you hear me now?

Lord, can you hear me now?

Or am I lost?

[chanting]

Cold, cold water surrounds me now

And all I’ve got is your hand

Lord, can you hear me now?

Lord, can you hear me now?

Lord, can you hear me now?

Or am I lost?

Tabs/Chords

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I Remember

I remember it well

The first time that I saw

Your head around the door

‘Cause mine stopped working

I remember it well

There was wet in your hair

I was stood in the stairs

And time stopped moving

I want you here tonight

I want you here

‘Cause I can’t believe what I found

I want you here tonight

I want you here

Nothing is taking me down, down, down…

I remember it well

Taxied out of a storm

To watch you perform

And my ships were sailing

I remember it well

I was stood in your line

And your mouth, your mouth, your mind…

I want you here tonight

I want you here

‘Cause I can’t believe what I found

I want you here tonight

I want you here

Nothing is taking me down, down, down…

Except you my love. Except you my love…

Come all ye lost

Dive into moss

I hope that my sanity covers the cost

To remove the stain of my love

Paper maché

Come all ye reborn

Blow off my horn

I’m driving real hard

This is love, this is porn

God will forgive me

But I, I whip myself with scorn, scorn

I wanna hear what you have to say about me

Hear if you’re gonna live without me

I wanna hear what you want

I remember december

And I wanna hear what you have to say about me

Hear if you’re gonna live without me

I wanna hear what you want

What the hell do you want?

Tabs/Chords

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Eskimo

Tiredness fuels empty thoughts

I find myself disposed

Brightness fills empty space

In search of inspiration

Harder now with higher speed

Washing in on top of me

So I look to my eskimo friend

I look to my eskimo friend

I look to my eskimo friend

When I’m down, down, down.

Rain it wets muddy roads

I find myself exposed

Tapping doors, but irritate

In search of destination

Harder now with higher speed

Washing in on top of me

So I look to my eskimo friend

I look to my eskimo friend

I look to my eskimo friend

When I’m down, down, down.

(Next section is in Finnish – sung by Doreen Curran)

kosketa minua – touch me

älä käsilläsi – not with your hands

vaan niin että tunnen sinut – but the way I can feel you

kosketa minua – touch me

älä käsilläsi – not with your hands

mutta sielussasi – but within your soul

minä kaipaan eskimo-ystävääni – I look to my eskimo friend

When I’m down, down, down.

When I’m down, down, down.

Tabs/Chords

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Prague (Hidden Track)

I pack my suit in a bag

I’m all dressed up for prague

I’m all dressed up with you

All dressed up for him too…

Prepare myself for a war

Before i even open up my door

Before i even look out

I’m pissing all of my bullets about…

Wrap myself in a bag

I’m all wrapped up in prague

I’m all wrapped up in you

I’m all wrapped up in him too

Prepare myself for a war

And I don’t know what i’m doing this for

Trying to let it all go

But how can i when you still don’t know?

I could wait for you

Like that hole in your boot

Waiting to be fixed

I could wait for you

What good would that do

But to leave me pricked?

Cheers darlin’

Here’s to you and your lover

…darling

I got years…

Pack my suit in a bag

Pack myself in a bag

Pack my suit in a bag

All dressed up for Prague

Pack my suit in a bag

All dressed up for

All dressed up for

All dressed up for

Tabs/Chords

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Silent Night (Hidden Track – Lisa On Vocals)

Silent night, broken night

All is fallen when you take your flight

I found some hate for you

Just for show

You found some love for me

Thinking I’d go

Don’t keep me from crying to sleep

Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, moonlit night

Nothing’s changed

Nothing is right

I should be stronger than weeping alone

You should be weaker than sending me home

I can’t stop you fighting to sleep

Sleep in heavely peace

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The Blower’s Daughter – Single (2001)

The Blower’s Daughter

And so it is just like you said it would be

Life goes easy on me

most of the time

And so it is the shorter story

No love, no glory

No hero in her sky

I can’t take my eyes off of you

I can’t take my eyes off you

I can’t take my eyes off of you

I can’t take my eyes off you

I can’t take my eyes off you

I can’t take my eyes…

And so it is just like you said it should be

We’ll both forget the breeze

Most of the time

And so it is the colder water

The Blower’s Daughter

The pupil in denial

I can’t take my eyes off of you

I can’t take my eyes off you

I can’t take my eyes off of you

I can’t take my eyes off you

I can’t take my eyes off you

I can’t take my eyes…

Did I say that I loathe you?

Did I say that I want to

Leave it all behind?

I can’t take my mind off of you

I can’t take my mind off you

I can’t take my mind off of you

I can’t take my mind off you

I can’t take my mind off you

I can’t take my mind…

my mind…my mind…

‘Til I find somebody new

Tabs/Chords

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Cannonball – Single (2002)

Cannonball

Still a little bit of your taste in my mouth

Still a little bit of you laced with my doubt

Still a little hard to say what’s going on

Still a little bit of your ghost, your witness

Still a little bit of your face I haven’t kissed

You step a little closer each day

That i can’t say what’s going on

Stones taught me to fly

Love taught me to lie

Life taught me to die

So it’s not hard to fall

When you float like a cannonball

Still a little bit of your song in my ear

Still a little bit of your words I long to hear

You step a little closer each day

So close that I can’t see what’s going on

Stones taught me to fly

Love taught me to lie

Life taught me to die

So it’s not hard to fall

When you float like a cannon

Stones taught me to fly

Love taught me to cry

So come on courage!

Teach me to be shy

‘Cause it’s not hard to fall

And I don’t want to scare her

It’s not hard to fall

And I don’t wanna lose

It’s not hard to grow

When you know that you just don’t know

Tabs/Chords

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Other Songs:

Baby Sister

Don’t wake up, baby sister, keep dreaming

Did he fill your cup?
Baby sister, keep drinking

Or he’ll hit you

He’ll bleach your eyes

So be a good girl

Just for the night

And run, run…

Don’t get stuck, baby sister

Leave this land

And read your books

Baby sister, wash your hands

Or he’ll beat you

He’ll bleach your eyes

So be a good girl

Just for the night

And run, run, run, run, run…

Run, baby sister (Ave Maria…)

Run, baby sister

Tabs/Chords

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Banríon Mo Chroí

This is a cover of a Mary Janes / Mic Christopher song named “Queen of Hearts”. It is performed by Lisa, Shane, Tomo and Vyvienne and was translated to Irish by Cora Molloy. It appears on an album callled “Ceol 06″. More details here

Uisce a teacht a breathnú orm

Ag fanacht siar

Ag fanacht siar ar dhuine

Uisce a teacht a breathnú orm

Ag feitheamh, ag feitheamh ar dhuine éigin.

Ós do chomhair an saol tá thart

Is mise tréigthe san am fadó

Ag caitheamh ama go mall réidh

Ag fiafraí díom Cén fáth, cén fáth?

Ar chuaigh siad thart i ngan fhios dom

Nó an dall atáim?

De bharr an t-uisce …

Ní fhacamar an téacs bhí romhainn

Níor thomhaiseamar céard bhí le teacht

Ag sciobadh linn aislingí ár dtodhchaí

Is chuireamar amach faoin ngrian iad

Nocht, mar rabhchán do ‘chuile dhuine

A rinne faillí

Tar a mhic, is mar seo atá sé

Mar chailín cúthail faiteach

Nó athrú aimsire geimhridh

Mar chúis le briseadh chroí

Is a bhanríon mo chroí

Le mo smaointe aoibhne áille

Imithe i bhfad uaim

Is mé buartha le

h-Uisce a teacht…

Is mé ag feithimh

Ag feitheamh

Le banríon mo chroí

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Boring Afternoon

She would spend another afternoon drinking wine

Sitting on your door, just wasting time

Talking about the way it used to be

So much better

Or another night baby in your arms

Still another one could do no harm

Reminds me of how it used to feel

So much wetter

I never know what’s right for her

There’s always something I never notice wrong

To giving it up before you get down

You gotta be in before you get out

You’re gonna be gone, before you get found

In another boring…

Spin another bottle in a low-lit room

Nothing tastes better than young flowers in bloom

I know that’s how it used to be

We were so much younger

Over that now and I can count the years

Everybody now is just counting tears

And plastic bills and their protective pills

And I just took my time

I never know what’s right for her

There’s always something I never notice wrong

Giving it up before you get down

You gotta be in before you get out

You’re gonna be gone before you get found

In another boring afternoon

Giving it up before you get down

You gotta be in before you get out, get out, get out, get out…

Giving it up before you get down

You gotta be in before you get out

You’re gonna be gone before you get found

In another boring afternoon

Giving it up before you get down

You gotta be in before you get out, get out, get out, get out…

Giving it up before you get down

You gotta be in before you get out

You’re gonna be gone

Before you get found in another boring afternoon

Giving it up before you get down

You gotta be in before you get out

You’re gonna be gone before you get found

In another boring…

Giving it up for,

Giving it up for

Giving it up for

Another boring afternoon

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Bottom Shelf

(Thanks to Susan for sending me these lyrics!)

I take myself from the bottom shelf

And I reel my troubles in

And I put them up on a higher hill

To a place I’ve never been.

And I’ll wait for you if you want me to,

Am I just wasting my time?

And I’ll wait for you if you ask me to,

Am I just losing my mind?

And im always hanging on,

And im always closing doors,

And im always saying no,

No, when I really really want it all,

When I really really want it all

When I really really want it all

When I really really want you.

And I’ll take myself from the bottom shelf

And im on the street again

But it’s the newer town, and the rain come down,

In a place I’ve never been.

And I play for you if you ask me to,

Am I just wasting my time?

Yeah I play for you if you want me to,

Am I just losing my mind?

Cause im always hanging on,

And im always closing doors.

And im always saying no,

No, when I really really want it all

When I really really want it all

When I really really want it all

When I really really want it all

When I really really want you.

When I really really want it all

I really really want

Yeah I really really want it all

When I really really wanted you.

I take myself from the bottom shelf

And I reel my troubles in.

And I put them up on a higher hill,

To a place I’ve never been.

And I’ll play for you if you ask me to,

Am I just wasting my time?

Yeah I’ll play for you if you want me to,

Am I just losing my mind?

Am I just losing my mind?

Am I just losing my mind?

Am I just losing my mind?

Am I just losing my mind?

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Childish

I’m so childish

A little bit wildish

With my rumdiddlyumdiddlyumdiddly

I’m so deep

Well I’m so garish

A little unfairish

The way I pick you up

And drop you in a heap

I’m so unfaithful

In fact I’m a plateful

I won’t kiss her

But I’ll stare her up all night

I’m a stormy little singer

An unstable little swinger

If you’re coming

Come prepared for a fight

Well I’m so childish

A little bit wildish

With my rumdiddlyumdiddlyumdiddly

I’m so deep

Well I’m so uncaring

Do far too much swearing

And if you read through my behaviour

You’ll find I’m a creep

I’ll play a stormer

Yet in the corner

I’ll be grumpy on my own

Like I don’t care

I’m a stormy little singer

An unstable little swinger

With a big rip

In the arsehole of my flares

Well I’m so childish

A little bit wildish

With my rumdiddlyumdiddlyumdiddly

I’m so mad

I’m so truthful

A little bit bruteful

But in sooth I know not

Why I am so sad

I try my bestest

Well as far the restest

Well it’s just stuff that comes out wrong

And gets misunderstood

I’m a dandy little dreamer

A doctored misdemeanour

A didactic destiny schemer

Bare with me if you would

(trumpets)

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Cross-eyed Bear

I broke your doll

It was cross eyed, that’s all

I only wanted to help it see straight

A half broken moon

Sooner than soon

I was up on your wall

Smaller than small

In a half-painted frame

The wood wouldn’t stain

I hope that reminds you

Of the part you couldn’t change in me

So push me I’ll fall

If you pull me I’ll drown

If you’re gonna be nailin me down

I won’t rise again

I scratched your car

Where the bird left a stain

I only wanted to help you see straight

A half broken moon

Sooner than soon

I was up on your wall

Smaller than small

In a half painted frame

Where the wood wouldn’t stain

I hope that reminds you

Of the part you couldn’t change in me

So push me I’ll fall

If you pull me I’ll drown

If you’re gonna be nailin me down

I won’t rise again

I won’t rise again

I’m not God, I’m not God

I love you but I’m not God…

Tabs/Chords

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Don’t Explain

Written by Billie Holiday / Arthur Herzog Jr and performed with Herbie Hancock

Hush now, don’t explain

There ain’t nothing to gain

Well I’m glad that you’re back

But don’t explain

Quiet baby, don’t explain

You know there ain’t nothing to gain

Skip that lipstick

Don’t explain

You know that I love you

And what love endures

All my thoughts are of you

I am so completely yours

Don’t wanna hear nobody chatter

‘Cause I know you cheat

Right or wrong, it don’t matter

When you’re with me sweet

Hush now, don’t explain

You are my joy

And you’re my pain

My life is your love

So don’t explain

You know that I love you

And what love endures

All my thoughts are of you

I am so completely yours

Don’t wanna hear folks chatter

‘Cause I know you cheat

Right or wrong, don’t matter

When I’m with you sweet

Hush now, don’t explain

No, you’re my joy and you’re my pain

My life is yours love

Don’t explain

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Down

Break it all apart

You’re naked: frozen

Did you ever want to work with me

Did you ever let your baby down, my back

You’re shaking though relaxed

Did you feel the drops of rain?

Tell me cause I need to play you

Down, I’m sure there’s something here

Maybe my anger

Down, it’s over to you my dear

The fuckers will take you

Down, the frozen arrow

The fuckers will take you

Down, the suckers beg for skin

The fuckers will taint you

Down, where the water’s shallow

Then they’ll watch you drown

And you’ll blame your sleep

Your fate: stolen, you’re naked: open

Did you ever want to wed me?

Is it why you let your baby down

‘Cause I’m back

Shaking but you’re relaxed

Did you feel the drops of pain

Tell me ’cause I need to play you

Down, I’m sure there’s something there

Maybe my anger

Down, it’s over to you my dear

The fuckers will take you

Down, the frozen arrow

The fuckers will take you

Down, the suckers beg for skin

The fuckers will taint you

Down, where the water’s shallow

Then they’ll watch you drown

And you’ll blame your…

Down, the frozen arrow

Down, the suckers beg for skin

Down, where the water’s shallow

Down, and you’ll blame your…

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Face

How I know

Go bow end send mend bend pretend

Shut your face again

Bleed seed need read breath on my knees

How I choose to breath

Lie cry learn grow slow fall stall

How I build my wall

Hate wait bait kiss or taste the place

And make weather in my face

The only one that you know

I wanna live, wanna die, wanna grow old with you

I wanna be the only one that you know

‘Cause I adore you

I do yeah

How I choose bruise loose win sin bin tease please

Better have her on her knees

Play pray say rock feel kneel dream

How I choose to scream

Shout wake sleep I need to touch her deep

Change

Rearrange

Fate wait weight kiss or taste the place

And make weather in my face

The only one that you know

I wanna live, wanna die, wanna grow old with you

I wanna be the only one that you know

‘Cause I adore you

I do yeah

You, you, you, you, you…

I wanna be the only one that you know

I wanna live, wanna die, wanna grow old with you

I wanna be the only one that you know

‘Cause I adore

I adore, I adore

I adore I adore

Adore you, adore you, adore you…

Adore you, adore you, adore you…

Adore you, adore you, adore you…

Adore you, adore you, adore you…

Tabs/Chords

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Fool

If you leave me now

It’s not that I can’t take it

It’s just that somehow

I think you’d break it

So much beyond repair

Like pulling out my hair

And poisoning the roots

A gun that never shoots again

And if you leave me now

And take him deep within your throne

Like you did when you were coming home

And you did again in Mexico

And again before you go

And I believed your lies, your lies, your lies

So turn and walk away

I’ve overspoken

Said all that I can say

I know that I can kneel

And I could cry

And I know that I could show you how I died

But what good would it do?

Give the world another fool

If you’re gonna stay

Don’t just say it

Stay, really stay

I don’t want any more goodbyes

Any more disguise

No more tossing coins

Or him between your loins

And if you’re gonna stay

I’ll place you high upon a hill

And with my hands

I’ll build a tower in your name

And you will do the same

Won’t you my love?

Won’t you my love?

Won’t you my love?

Or just turn and walk away

I’ve overspoken

Said all that I can say

I know that I can kneel

And kiss your feet

Walk ahead and clear the street

So you don’t have to meet

But what good would it do

Give the world another fool

Turn and walk away

I’ve overspoken

Now what more can I say?

I know that I can kneel

And I can cry

I know, I know

That I can show you how I died

Now what good would it do

Give the world another fool

Just sitting on this stool

I’m close to giving up on you

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Front Door

What is it that happens to me when you’re around?

I try to bring some love

I’m just bringing it down

What is it that happens to me when you’re around?

What is it that happens to me when you’re around?

I try to say something

And nothing comes out

What is it that happens to me when you’re around?

A broken voice

In a broken door

A broken choice

That I broke some more

A broken me

Am I breaking you?

And if i push you too hard

I push you right through

What is it that happens to me when you’re around?

You call to my door

But I don’t come out

What is it that happens to me when you’re around?

What is it that happens to me when you’re around?

It seems like my words tremble

Like a creaking ground

What is it that happens to me when you’re around?

A broken voice

In a broken door

A broken choice

That I broke some more

A broken me

Am I breaking you?

And if i push you too hard

I push you right through

A broken voice

In a broken door

A broken choice

That I broke some more

A broken me

Am I breaking you?

And if i push you too hard

I push you right through

What is it that happens to me when you’re around?

What is it that happens to me when you’re around?

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Groovin’

What am I gonna do

About you girl?

You don’t seem to believe me when I say

That you are the one that’s got me feeling this way

You’ve got me groovin’, yeah

You’ve got me groovin’

You’ve got me groovin’, groovin’, groovin’, groovin’, groovin’, groovin’, groovin’…

Oh, but please don’t believe it

If you don’t think I am real (??)

I should know just how I feel

Please believe me when I say

You are the one that’s got me feeling this way

Yeah, you are the one that’s got me feeling this way

And it ain’t no stupid (??)

Memory of mine (??)

Please forgive me if I’ve been out of line

It’s you girl, you’ve got me groovin

You’ve got me groovin’, yeah

You’ve got me groovin’

You’ve got me groovin’, groovin’, groovin’, groovin’, groovin’, groovin’, groovin’…

You’ve got me groovin’, groovin’, groovin’, groovin’, groovin’, groovin’, groovin’…

Tabs/Chords

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Happy Christmas (War is Over)

(This cover of a John Lennon song can be found on the “It’s All Bells” charity CD released by Phutloose records in December, 2002)

And so this is Christmas

And what have you done?

Another year over

A new one just begun

And so this is Christmas

I hope you have fun

The near and the dear ones

The old and the young

And a very merry Christmas

And a happy New Year

Let’s hope it’s a good one

Without any fear

And so this is Christmas

For weak and for strong

For rich and for poor ones

The road is so long

And so Happy Christmas

For black and for white

The yellow and red ones

Let’s stop all the fight

And a very merry Christmas

And a happy New Year

Let’s hope it’s a good one

Without any fear

And so this is Christmas

And what have you done?

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It Didn’t Take You Long

Well, it didn’t take you long.

Did it, babe?

To learn to sing my song

and get yourself laid.

No, It didn’t take you long.

Did it, babe?

The moment I was gone

you’re the master of the slaves.

And it didn’t take me long

to realize.

All of your songs

were just lies, lies, lies.

And it didn’t take me long.

Did it, babe?

I want you to find a new boy

whose face you could shave.

Ok, I’m sorry.

I’m just a little angry with you.

‘Cause it dug like a quarry

when you were angry with me.

And maybe it’s not right?

Yeah, but hell with it!

I’m angry with you.

Is there not enough light?

Or do you just not see?

What you do

is what you hated in me?

Though I was never free enough to.

Yeah, well, it didn’t take you long.

Did it babe?

I’m all alone

in the last step of the race.

Yeah, and it didn’t take you long.

Did it, babe?

The moment I was gone

youre in the masters’ parade.

And it didn’t take you long

to tell your friends.

How I’d done you wrong

and just left you in the end?

Yeah, but it didn’t take you long.

Did it, babe?

To find a new boy

whose dick you could crave.

Ok, I’m sorry.

I’m just a little angry with you.

‘Cause it dug like a quarry

when you were angry with me.

And maybe it’s not right?

Yeah, but hell with it!

I’m angry with you.

Is there not enough light?

Or do you just not see?

What you do

is what you hated in me?

Though I was never free enough to.

It was about five years ago. It’s amazing how you hold on…

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Insane

Should I speak?

Should I bother shaking hands?

Am I weak If I leave it as it stands?

I’ve submerged

And I’ve surfaced with the blame

I guess I’m no good

I guess I’m insane

Should I go

If she calls out my name?

And if she bleeds

Should I wipe up the stain?

And if I’m low

Can I drown in this rain?

I guess I’m no good

I guess I’m insane

And I hate when you say

That I never fight for you

Sometimes you breathe

All over my skin

And you always end up

Closer than close

That’s where I give in

Should I confess

The actions of a hand

In my mind

I’ll betray you once again

Why should I climb?

What is there to gain?

This is no good

This is insane

And I hate when you say

That I never fight for you

Sometimes you breathe

All over my skin

And you always end up

Closer than close

That’s whenre I give in

You’re taking

You’re taking

You’re taking me down

You’re taking

You’re taking

You’re taking me down

And you always end up

Closer than close

That’s where I give in

That’s where I give in

That’s where I give in

Tabs/Chords

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Lazy Situation

We kill one another for love

Does it have to, does it have to be

That we kill one another of love?

A year after, a year after

We met up by the powers above

If you want to you can wear my glove

And if you like you, and you like me

We’ve all got eyes but we cannot see

It’s a lazy situation

It’s a crooked, ended room

It’s a mask of information

‘Cause he wants her, and she wants me

And we wanna be with the one that we need

And he wants her, and she wants me

And we all wanna be with the one that we need

And he wants what she wants

And I wanna be with the one who thinks I’m her brother

And we kill one another for love

And we grace it so gradually

And we kill one another for love

And we make it, yeah, we make it bleed

And I see we’re all looking above

Are we crazy?

What are we thinking of?

And this ain’t you

And this ain’t me

We all got hands

But we cannot feel

It’s a lazy situation

It’s a crooked, ended room

It’s a mask of information

‘Cause he wants her, and she wants me

And we wanna be with the one that we need

And he wants her, and she wants me

And we all wanna be with the one that we need

And he wants what she wants

And I wanna be with the one who thinks I’m her brother

Thinks I’m her brother…

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Lonelily

I gave me away

I could have knocked off the evening

But a lonelily landed my wants in her hands

In a way I felt you were leaving me

I was sure I wouldn’t find you at home

And you let me down

Could have knocked off the evening

But you lonelily let him push under your bone

You let me down

It’s no use deceiving

Neither of us wanna be alone

You’re coming home (x 4)

I gave me away

I could have knocked off the evening

But I was lonelily looking for someone to hold

In a way I lost all I believed in

And I never found myself so low

And you let me down

You could’ve called if you’d needed

But you lonelily got yourself locked instead

And you let me down

It’s one thing being cheated

But you took him all the way through your bed

And now you’re coming home

And I’m trying to forgive

You’re coming home

And I’m trying to forget

You’re coming

And I’m trying to move on

You’re coming home

And you haven’t called yet

You’re coming home

And I’m trying to forgive

You’re coming home

I’m just trying to forget

You’re coming

I’m trying to move on

You’re coming home

But you haven’t called

You’re coming home

You’re coming home (x4)

I gave me away

I could have knocked off the evening

But I lonelily loomed her into my bone

You let me down

There’s no use deceiving

Neither of us wanna be alone

Tabs/Chords

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Lonely Soldier

Lonely soldier go home

Lonely but never alone

Good eyes see nothin’ to shoot

Good feet feel good givin’ up good boots

Ask your father how do you fall

Ask your father how do you fall

Like a leaf sittin’ on the ground

Good for nothin’ except kickin’ around

She died with her hand stretched out

She died with a hungry mouth

She died with a mind full of doubt

And thoughts of weakening

So may your river never dry

May your mouth never lie

And may you be satisfied to never know why

Sometimes someone just wants to die

Where’d you get those cuts in your hand?

I thought I told you about playin’ in the sand

There’s always someone careless with glass

there’s always questions you don’t want to ask

She died with her hands stretched out

She died with a hungry mouth

She died with a mind full of doubt

And thoughts of weakening

May your river never dry

May your mouth never lie

And may you be satisfied to never know why

Sometimes someone just wants to die

So lonely soldier go home

Lonely but never alone

Good eyes see nothin’ to shoot

Good feet feel good givin’ up good boots

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Moody Mooday

Mooday (It’s got me) x 7

Baby, why d’you have to leave?

Something up your sleeve?

Baby, I find it hard to breath

Moody (It’s got me) Mooday (It’s got me) x 7

Baby, why d’you have to leave?

Why d’you have to break free?

Why d’you have to go?

Moody (It’s got me) Mooday (It’s got me) x 7

Baby, why d’you have to run?

Looking after number one?

Baby, why d’you have to go?

Why d’you have to phone? (??)

Something you’re afraid to show? (??)

Someone else you’d rather phone? (??)

Moody (It’s got me) Mooday (It’s got me)…

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My City Shitty

(Part of this song is featured in the video footage on the Volcano single)

The drugs are free

Branch me out

Gonna kill my city

Gonna kill my city

Gonna kill me

Still my stop

Gonna stick your city

Gonna stick your city

Gonna stick me

Be my doll

With the girls so pretty

With the girls so pretty

I just can’t

This is my stop

Where the air is shitty

Where the air is shitty

And the drugs are free

The drugs are free

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Rule No. 2 Y-Junction

This is what is

What if you don’t get it like I want you to?

So roll the dice

There goes my rule number 2

So roll the dice

And don’t ask why

Just keep following me

‘Cause I’m following you

If she stays with you then you were right

If it’s still here when she’s gone

You’re not wrong

Though I stand with this rain on my back

But it feels so damn good

To belong

This is what I think I need

These big fat feelings

They hurt my cheeks

So roll the dice

And there goes my rule number 2

Roll the dice

And don’t ask why

Just keep eating the food

And if she stays with you

Then you were right

If it’s still here when she’s gone

You’re not wrong

Though I stand with this rain on my back

It feels so damn good

To belong

Rule number 2

Don’t be a fool

Rule number 3

Get up off your knees

Rule number 4

Open your door

Rule number 5

Keep it alive

Rule number 6

Don’t be pricks

And rule nubmer 8

Don’t leave it too late

Rule number 9

Just take your time

Rule number 1

Carpe Diem

Tabs/Chords

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Sex Change

Take your hand

Off me.

Understand

Nothing.

I need a new

Yesterday.

I need to move

But you’re in my way.

It feels like you’re walking out

Walking out

Body is breaking down

Breaking down

It feels like you’re walking out

On me.

Take your mind

Off me.

You will find

Nothing.

I need a new

Yesterday

I need to move

But you’re in my way.

It feels like you’re walking out

Walking out

On me.

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Sand

You keep me in a glass jar sealed with a label

You think you know my world

Wake up young girl, you’ve got a lot to learn

My love, my life, my work, my time

I give them all to you

Your hand in mine

We walk, we talk in ryhme

We go the whole night through

I’m not a grain of sand

I don’t care what’s written in your hand

It’s bound to change

Sore, bored, and I’m lost, cost, cold

Getting older

Wrap it up, rip it up now

Have it sold

I’m a grower

Any more, any more, any more, any more…

I wanna be with you

Just wanna be with you

But you tease me

And it shows in the way that you play

You think you know my love

Wake up young girl

And take a taste

Not a bite, not a bite of a life now

Can tell you never come, yeah well

My will, my mind

My lips, my lines

I’ve got them all over you

Your taste combined

With all the years of wasting time

I’ve got a hold on something new

I’m not a grain of sand

I don’t care what’s written in your hand

Cause it’s bound to change

So I’m bored, and I’m lost, cost, cold

Getting older

Buy the book, rip it up now

Have it sold

I’m a grower

Any more, any more, any more, any more…

I wanna be with you

Just wanna be with you

I don’t wanna pray for what is not right

And I don’t wanna beg for what is not mine

I don’t wanna rock the road between dreams and worldly things

I could charge, and I could really try

But I don’t wanna be the brave one

In a senseless fight

I, I, I just wanna be here tonight

Sore, bored, and I’m lost, cost, cold

Getting older

Wrap it up, rip it up now

Have it sold

I’m a grower

Any more, any more, any more, any more…

I wanna be with you
Just wanna be with you

Sore, bored, and I’m lost, cost, cold

Getting older

Buy the book, rip it up now

Have it sold

I’m a grower

Any more, any more, any more, any more…

Any more, any more, any more, any more…

Any more, any more, any more, any more…

You keep me in a glass jar sealed with a label
You think you know my world

Wake up young girl

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Steal A Mule

(From the soundtrack to “Mickybo and Me”)

Well there’s a moon shining bright

Little partner, let’s light a fire tonight

Rob a bank, steal a mule

Little partner, we’ll be nobody’s fool

And we’ll run like heroes run

Yeah we’ll run when the mornin’ comes

Many men on our tail

Little partner, run ‘fore we go to jail

And if they catch you, have no doubt

Little partner, I’ll come and break you out

And we’ll run like heroes run

Yeah we’ll run when the mornin’ comes

Oh we’ll run with the mornin’ sun

Yeah we’ll run like heroes run

(whistling)

Many moons have gone by

Little partner, sometimes I wonder why

People turn and betray

Little partner, someday I’ll come your way

And we’ll run like heroes run

Yeah we’ll run when the mornin’ comes

Yeah we’ll run with the mornin’ sun

Yeah we’ll run like heroes run

Like heroes run, like heroes run, like heroes run, like heroes…

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The Professor (Live at Cornucopia Café, Dublin)

Well I don’t know if I’m wrong

‘Cause she’s only just gone

Here’s to another relationship

Bombed by my excellent breed of gamete disease

I’m sure when I’m older I’ll know what that means

Cried when she should and she laughed when she could

Here’s to the man with his face in the mud

And an overcast play just taken away

From the lover’s in love at the centre of stage yeah

Loving is fine if you have plenty of time

For walking on stilts at the edge of your mind

Loving is good if your dick’s made of wood

And the dick left inside only half understood her

What makes her come and what makes her stay?

What makes the animal run, run away yeah

What makes him stall, what makes him stand

And what shakes the elephant now

And what makes a man?

I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know

No I don’t know you any more

No, no, no, no…

I don’t know if I’m wrong

‘Cause she’s only just gone

Why the fuck is this day taking so long

I was a lover of time and once she was mine

I was a lover indeed, I was covered in weed

Cried when she should and she laughed when she could

Well closer to god is the one who’s in love

And I walk away ’cause I can

Too many options may kill a man

Loving is fine if it’s not in your mind

But I’ve fucked it up now, too many times

Loving is good if it’s not understood

Yeah, but I’m the professor

And feel that I should know

What makes her come and what makes her stay?

What makes the animal run, run away and

What makes him tick apart from his prick

And the lonelier side of the jealousy stick

I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know

No I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know

No I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know

Hell I don’t know you any more

No, no, no no…

Well I don’t know if I’m wrong

‘Cause she’s only just gone

Here’s to another relationship

Bombed by my excellent breed of gamete disease

I finished it off with some French wine and cheese

La fille danse

Quand elle joue avec moi

Et je pense que je l’aime des fois

Le silence, n’ose pas dis-donc

Quand on est ensemble

Mettre les mots

Sur la petite dodo

La fille danse

Quand elle joue avec moi et la pluie

Elle me manque

Pourquoi?

Non,non

C’est la chanson, la nuit, le vent

L’amour , le son

De la petite Dodo

Tabs/Chords

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The Power of Orange Knickers

Written by Tori Amos

The power of orange knickers

The power of orange knickers

The power of orange knickers

Under my petty coat

The power of listening to what

You don’t want me to know

Can somebody tell me now who is this terrorist?

Those girls that smile kindly then rip your life to pieces?

Can somebody tell me now

Am I alone with this

This little pill in my hand

And with this secret kiss

Am I alone in this?

A matter of complication

When you become a twist

For their latest drink

As they’re transitioning

Can somebody tell me now who is this terrorist?

This little pill in my hand that keeps the pain laughin’

Can somebody tell me now a way out of this?

That sacred pipe of red stone could blow me out of this kiss

Am I alone in this?

The power of orange knickers

Under my petty coat

The power of listening to what

You don’t want me to know

Shame shame, time to leave me now

Shame shame, you’ve had your fun

Shame shame, for letting me think

That I would be the one

Can somebody tell me now who is this terrorist?

This little pill in my hand or this secret kiss

Am I alone in this kiss?

Am I alone in this kiss?

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Then Go

Among the afflictions

With which I’ve been marked

I’m not so prententious

And not quite so dark

I get the feeling you’re bored with me

And not through habit or frequency

Did your mother have you easily?

And if there’s someplace else you’d rather be

Then go, then go

Then go, then go

Among the intentions

Which have been sought

Numbered and labeled

But none of them bought

I get the feeling you’re testing me

You’re saturated in urgency

You stick your probe in further

But you’re still not pleased

And if there’s someplace else you’d rather be

Then go, then go

Then go, then go

Then go, then go

Then go, then go

I would’ve lied for you

I would’ve cried for you

I crossed the line for you

I would’ve died for you…

Tabs/Chords

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The Rat Within The Grain

This would not have happened if I hadn’t missed my plane.

I would’ve been there when they told you I’m the rat within the grain.

Within this big misunderstanding now, I’m being misunderstood.

I’m thinkin’ someone’s trying to fu*k with me and set fire to my wood.

Well I wouldn’t want you to want to be wanted by me.

I wouldn’t want you to worry you’d be drowned within my sea.

I only wanted to be wonderful, and wonderful is true.

In truth, I only really wanted to be wanted by you.

It’s a stupid situation now where everything goes wrong.

If you can’t tell if I am lying: then you do not belong.

In my bed, go rest your head upon the bones of a bigger man.

And he can cover you with rockwool and you can close up like a clam.

’cause I wouldn’t want you to want to be wanted by me.

I wouldn’t want you to worry you’d be drowned within my sea.

I only wanted to be wonderful, and wonderful is true.

In truth, I only really wanted to be wanted by you.

So go play with your piano and write a mediocre song

About this shell of mediocrity

And pretend there’s nothing wrong.

I never thought you were a chicken sh*t:

I never thought of you at all.

Until you asked me to be part of it

And now you’re showing me a wall.

I wouldn’t want you to want to be wanted by me.

I wouldn’t want you to worry you’d be drowned within my sea.

I only wanted to be wonderful and wonderful is true.

In truth, I only really wanted to be wanted by you.

In truth, I only really wanted to be wanted by you.

Lada da da etc…

In truth, I only really wanted to be wanted by you.

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Toffee Pop

Huge eyes

Know I’m missing

So I close mine

When I’m kissing

Lollipop licking

With Lola

Sticking like toffee to my teeth

Wait, watch, gravitate

Grap hold of insulate

Wait, watch, it’s too late

It’s over now

All the way

I’ve got so much beauty around me I can’t move

I’ve got so much beauty around me I can’t lose

I’ve got so much beauty around me I can’t choose

I’ve got so much beauty around me, around you

Toffee pop

So sticky

In the heat

Lola gets angry

Over meat

And who did I (who did i)

Who did I (who did i)

Push out

And who did I (who did i)

Who did I (who did i)

Hear shout

Wait, watch, gravitate

Grap hold of, insulate

Wait, watch, it’s too late

It’s too late for now

All the way

I’ve got so much beauty around me I can’t move

I’ve got so much beauty around me I can’t lose

I’ve got so much beauty around me I can’t choose

I’ve got so much beauty around me, around you

Tabs/Chords

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Tongue

This one’s for you

This one’s for me

This one’s for you

What must I be?

I’ve got a nervous feeling, over you

I got someone to love me, oh so true

I need to feel hope

I need to feel young again

I need to be bold

Start losing my tongue again

They can laugh as I cry

They can cut ’til I bleed

I ain’t losing

‘Cause this one’s for me

This one’s for you

This one’s for me

This one’s for you

Tell me what the fuck must I be for you

I’ve got a nervous feeling over you

I’ve got someone to love me, oh so true

But I need to feel hope

And I need to feel young again

And I need to be bold

Start using my tongue again

They can laugh as I cry

They can cut ’til I bleed

I ain’t losing

‘Cause this one’s for me

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Weatherman

It’s a beautiful night for me to be here

With my empty head

I should have stayed at home

And watched the weather

It’s a wonderful night buts it’s a shame

Because there is an empty bed

I should have stayed at home

‘Til I got better

And nothing’s changing

The record’s scraping round and round and round

And nothing’s changing

The people drive their cars to town

I ask the weatherman to sent a cloud my way

I ask the weatherman by Monday

I ask the weatherman to sent a cloud my way

I ask the weatherman, yeah

It’s a beautiful night for me to be here

Now our love is dead

I should have stayed at home

And watched the weather

Well it’s a wonderful night

But this is it now

I’ve left your head

I should have stayed at home

‘Til I got better

And nothing’s changing

The record’s scraping round and round and round

And nothing’s changing

The people drive their cars to town

The people drive their cars

These people drive me

I ask the weatherman to sent a cloud my way

I ask the weatherman by Monday

I ask the weatherman to sent a cloud my way

I ask the weatherman, yeah

Nothing’s changing

The record’s scraping round and round and round

Nothing’s changing

The people drive their cars

These people drive me

I ask the weatherman to sent a cloud my way

I ask the weatherman by Monday

I ask the weatherman to sent a cloud my way

I ask the weatherman by Monday

I ask the weatherman to sent a cloud my way

I ask the weatherman by Monday

The weatherman

Tabs/Chords

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Unplayed Piano

Come and see me

Sing me to sleep

Come and free me

Hold me if i need to weep

Maybe it’s not the season

Maybe it’s not the year

Maybe there’s no good reason

Why i’m locked up inside

Just cause they wanna hide me

The moon goes bright

The darker they make my night

Unplayed pianos

Are often by a window

In a room where nobody loved goes

She sits alone with her silent song

Somebody bring her home

Unplayed piano

Still holds a tune

Lock on the lid

In a stale, stale room

Maybe it’s not that easy

Or maybe it’s not that hard

Maybe they could release me

Let the people decide

I’ve got nothing to hide

I’ve done nothing wrong

So why have i been here so long?

Unplayed pianos

Are often by a window

In a room where nobody loved goes

She sits alone with her silent song

Somebody bring her home

Unplayed pianos

Are often by a window

In a room where nobody loved goes

She sits alone with her silent songs

Somebody bring her home

Unplayed piano

Still holds a tune

Years pass by

In the changing of the moon

Tabs/Chords

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What Do You Know About Love? (From the Lobby, Cork, 03/11/2002

What do you know about love?

Starts with a smile

Moves oceans

Basks for awhile

She turns a corner

And you lose your mind

And you think how unkind, how unkind

What do you know about love?

What’s written in your book?

The smallest distraction

And you have to look

She’s in your water

And you’re in your head

Somewhere else

What do you know about love?

Except that you kill

The deeper you cut it

The more it will spill

You flood her with water

When she shows her flame

And you expect her to get up

And feel the same

What do you know about love?

Except that you don’t

She gets herself ready

When she will I won’t

You drive her away

And you crash to your knees

She seems happier without me

She seems happier without me

What do you know about love?

Starts with a smile

Moves over mountains

Falls like a child

Cries like a baby

At the sight of its blood

But if only we understood…

What do you know about love?

What’s written in your book?

When she adores you

It’s you that gets stuck

It’s not the attraction

And the beauty is no blame

It’s the dealing with your shame

What do you know about love?

Except that you kill

You beg for forgiveness

For the freeness of your will

You’ve broken the alter

Where her body was lain

And you question

Wherefore comes this pain?

What do you know about love?

Except that you don’t

The heavens have opened

And you’d say they won’t

So you rip out your heart

And you put it to freeze

And she seems happier without me

She seems happier without me

She seems happier, happier

Without me

What Do You Know About Love?

What Do You Know About Love?

What Do You Know About Love?

What Do You Know About Love?

What Do You Know About Love?

What Do You Know About Love?

She seems happier, happier…

What Do You Know About Love?

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Woman Like a Man

I need a piss

Wanna hate

Fuck it up

Come

My love

Eat your meat

Keep your teeth

Run

You lost me

You cost me

You thought me of me, yeah

We’re bad

At what we do

Stupid fools

You wanna get boned,

You wanna get stoned

You wanna get a room like no-one else

You wanna be rich

You wanna be kitch

You wanna be the bastard of yourself

You wanna get burned

You wanna get turned

You wanna get fucked inside out

You wanna be ruled

You wanna be fooled

You wanna be a woman like a man

like a, like a, like a

Woman like a man, like a man, like a woman like a man, like a man

(I’ll get a cheaper ticket next time)

Woman like a man, woman like a man, like a woman like a man, woman like a man

(I’ll get a cheaper ticket next time)

Woman like a man, like a man, like a woman like a man, woman like a man

(I’ll get a cheaper ticket next time)

Woman like a man, like a man, like a woman like a man, like a man

(It really wasn’t worth the ride)

I need a hit

Want to wait

Suck it up

Cum

my love

eat your meat

itchy feet

run

You reach me

You bleach me

You teach me of me

How familiar

We’re bad

At what we do

Stupid fools

You wanna get boned,

You wanna get stoned

You wanna get a room like no-one else

You wanna be rich

You wanna be kitch

You wanna be the bastard of yourself

You wanna get burned

You wanna get turned

You wanna get fucked inside out

You wanna be ruled

You wanna be fooled

You wanna be a woman like a man

like a woman, like a, like a man

Like a man

Like a man, man, man, man…

Like a man, man, man, man…

Woman like a man

Woman like a man, like a man, like a woman like a man, woman like a man

(I’ll get a cheaper ticket next time)

Woman like a man, like a man, like a woman like a man, like a man

(I’ll get a cheaper ticket next time)

Woman like a man, like a woman like a man, like a woman like a man, like a man

(I’ll get a cheaper ticket next time)

Woman like a man, woman like a man, like a woman like a man, like a man

(It really wasn’t worth the ride)

You wanna get boned

You wanna get stoned

You wanna get a room like no-one else

You wanna be rich

You wanna be kitch

You wanna be the bastard of yourself

You wanna get burned

You wanna get turned

You wanna get fucked inside out

You wanna be ruled

You wanna be fooled

You wanna be a woman like a man

like a woman, like a, like a man

like a man, like a man, like a man

like a man, man, man, man…

like a man, man, man, man…

Woman like a man

Woman like a man, like a man, like a man, woman like a man

(I’ll get a cheaper ticket next time)

Woman like a man, like a man, like a woman like a man, like a man

(I’ll get a cheaper ticket next time)

Woman like a man, like a man, like a man, woman like a man

(I’ll get a cheaper ticket next time)

Woman like a man, like a man, like a man,

(It really wasn’t worth the ride)

(It really wasn’t worth the ride)

Woman like a man, like a man, like a man, woman like a man

(I’ll get a cheaper ticket next time)

Woman like a man, like a man, woman like a man, like a man,

(I’ll get a cheaper ticket next time)

Woman like a man, like a man, woman like a man, like a man,

(I’ll get a cheaper ticket next time)

Woman like a man, like a man, woman like a man, woman like a man

Tabs/Chords

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Wooden Horse

Don’t ask me what I think of you

I spill my mind

Don’t try and ask me what I am

I am mine

So don’t ask me what I think of you

‘Til I change my mind

You don’t understand a thing I do

That brings stain to my eye

I keep sticking my finger in

I keep stamping it down

‘Cause you build a thousand walls

All you need is nine

Your rode her like a wooden horse

A hundred, a hundred times

So don’t ask me what I think of you

‘Cause I’m not your kind

Write down all those little things I do wrong

That brings a stain to my eye

I keep sticking my finger in

I keep stamping it down

‘Cause you build a thousand walls

All you need is nine

Your rode her like a wooden horse

A hundred, a hundred, a hundred times

You’re not listening

I’m talking

If you don’t wanna be here

Start walking

I’d eat your head

If I’m hungry

I’m hungry

I am…

‘Cause you build a thousand walls

All you need is nine

Your rode her like a wooden horse

A thousand, and a hundred, and a hundred…

‘Cause you build a thousand walls

All you need is nine

Your rode her like a wooden horse

A hundred, a hundred, a hundred times

You build a thousand walls

All you need is, all you need is

Your rode her like a wooden horse

A hundred, a hundred times

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