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A Mess A Mess

(from Black)


Last Night I Had a Hundred Dreams

(from White)


All The King's Horses

(from Red)


Let Us Dance to Our Fear

(from Feast - Emma & The Hungry Truth)


Always the Last to Know

(from Feast - Emma & The Hungry Truth)


Little Succubus
(from Black)


Bark Like An Animal

(from Feast - Emma & The Hungry Truth)


Money

(from Black)


Beautiful Lies

(from White)


Most of the time
(from Real Life Computer Game)

Bigger then you bigger than me
(from Dr Dream & The Imaginary Pop-Cabaret
)

Mrs Gold (C'est La Vie)
(from Black)

Bicycle
(from Face Painter`)

My Heart My Blood
(from Red)

Bite of My Broken Heart
(from Feast - Emma & The Hungry Truth)

No!
(from Dr Dream & The Imaginary Pop-Cabaret)

Chai Tea
(from Face Painter)

Orange Red
(from Real Life Computer Game)

Cherry Apple
(from Black)

Over-Drive
(from Hanging Out the Washing)

Chew Love
(from Face Painter)

Phoebe (With Her Whole Heart)
(from White)

Circus
(from White)

Real Life Computer Game
(from Real Life Computer Game)

Clare The Dragonfly
(single & video clip))

Sharks
(from Dr Dream & The Imaginary Pop-Cabaret)

Cocaine
(from Real Life Computer Game)

Sincerely Fearful
(from Dr Dream & The Imaginary Pop-Cabaret)

Could this mean if everyone
is alone together, in the way that
we're all together alone?
(from Real Life Computer Game)

Something they can hold
(from Dr Dream & The Imaginary Pop-Cabaret)

Dry Land
(from Real Life Computer Game)

Sorry
(from Real Life Computer Game)

Emma Dean Meets Dr Dream
(from Dr Dream & The Imaginary Pop-Cabaret)

Stuck in the mud
(from Dr Dream & The Imaginary Pop-Cabaret)

End of the table
(from Real Life Computer Game)

Sunday
(from Face Painter)

Fall Awake
(2nd 2016 Single)

Taking it easy again
(from Hanging Out the Washing)

Falling solo
(from Real Life Computer Game)

The Hungry Truth (Will Feast on You)
(from Feast - Emma & The Hungry Truth)

Feed It
(1st 2016 Single)

The Wind
(from Hanging Out the Washing)

Get what you paid for
(from Real Life Computer Game)

Thieving Hearts
(from Dr Dream & The Imaginary Pop-Cabaret)

Good Song
(from Face Painter)

Three Meals
(from Face Painter)

Head In The Clounds
(from Red)

Thunder
(from Dr Dream & The Imaginary Pop-Cabaret)

Henry
(from Hanging Out the Washing;
re-recorded Real Life Computer Game)

Tinkerbell (Down)
(from Red)

I am Fire
(from Feast - Emma & The Hungry Truth)

Too Fat for Ballet
(from Face Painter)

I keep on losing myself
(from Dr Dream & The Imaginary Pop-Cabaret)

Venus de Milo
(from Red)

 

 

Waiting Room
(from Real Life Computer Game)

 

 

 

 

A Mess A Mess

Black


Oh - Eh

I can feel my red scarf tighten around my neck and
All the words that taste good now taste like rotten egg but
I’ll swallow it whole, with a smile full of yellow teeth and
I will sing myself to sleep

Oh – Eh

I can feel my head split, the rejection is a blunt axe and
Your fingertips will massage the wounds till I collapse and
The still of the night is my beatless heart heart heart

I can not compete with this nonsense
Find the strength, my feet, to walk away from the dark
Breathing just gets harder as the rain falls upon my empty chest
A mess, A mess, A mess, A mess

Oh – Eh’s

I can feel the cold chains, tied around my tired feet, they’re
Pulling me away from the sun and into the dark streets and,
I will follow their pull into something not quite clear
But if I follow their pull
Will you meet me here, here, here?

I can not compete with this nonsense
Find the strength, my feet, to walk away from the dark
Breathing just gets harder as the rain falls upon my empty chest
A mess, A mess, A mess, A mess

Oh – Eh’s

I cannot stress what a mess is upon us what a Judas you’ve become from the top to the bottom
I can turn my back on your knife before you stab
For no sharper than your wit so I probably could grab it

I can not compete with this nonsense
Find the strength, my feet, to walk away from the dark
Breathing just gets harder as the rain falls upon my empty chest
A mess, A mess, A mess, A mess

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All the King's Horses

Red


Send all the king’s horses and all the king’s men
For our hero has fallen off the crooked fence
He always picks himself up; always recompensed
So now we all just stand around talking to our friends (Oh)

Send all the king’s horses, his men and women too
I’ve never seen our hero unable to move
He always picks himself up; always follows through
So now we all just stand around not knowing what to do (Oh)

Chorus
Teach your children how to love
Teach your children how to love
One another, brother, father, mother…

Send all the kings horses, his cows and sheep abound
I cannot get our hero up from off the ground
He used to laugh and smile a lot but now won’t make a sound
How do you fix the one who fixes you - I don’t know how

Chorus
Teach your children how to love
Teach your children how to love
One another, brother, father, mother…

Oooooo…
Oooooo…
Hold everything that you love in your hands, in your hands
Everything that you love gently in, in your hands
Hold everything that you love in your hands, in your hands
Everything that you love gently in, in your hands

Chorus
Teach your children how to love
Teach your children how to love
One another, brother, father, mother…
You gotta pick yourself up so we can put you back to…
You gotta pick yourself up so we can put you back together
Mother, father

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Always The Last To Know

Feast


You gave me a fever before the war was over
I tried not to deceive you, such a regimented soldier
Oh my heart, my heart my heart my heart
Always gets the best of me

But time was a bandit and silence was his ally
Oh heck I couldn’t stand it, so I became the bad guy
Oh my heart, my heart my heart my heart
Always gets the best of me

Oh just let it beat
Beat the same old rhythm
Beat to the same old rhyme
Oh I’m always the last to know
Got a mind of it’s own
Fought this war all alone
I’m always the last to know

And now the battle’s over the wind moves like your slave
Wounds have healed and disappeared but I’ll take mine to the grave
Oh my heart, my heart my heart my heart
Always gets the best of me

Oh just let it beat
Beat the same old rhythm
Beat to the same old rhyme
Oh I’m always the last to know
Got a mind of it’s own
Fought this war all alone
I’m always the last to know
Beat the same old time so I can count to four
And catch my breath before I hit the floor
If you’ve been blown apart just please arrest my heart
Oh I’m always the last to know

(middle tribal section...the war!!!)

Oh my heart, my heart my heart my heart

Oh just let it beat
beat the same old rhythm
Beat to the same old rhyme
Oh I’m always the last to know
Got a mind of it’s own


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Bark Like An Animal

Feast


Your hand reached for mine
Through the smoke, through the smoke of your cigarette
Drawn by your lack of smile
I was choked, I was choked by your gas jet

It’s unforgettable when you bark like an animal
It’s unregrettable when you bark like an animal with me

You whispered in my ear
“Let’s get out, let’s get out of here”
I paint you in my mind
With the ash, with the ash of my burning fear

It’s unforgettable when you bark like an animal
It’s unregrettable when you bark like an animal with me

When you tilt your head back
And howl at the moon
You know I’ll come running
To you

It’s unforgettable when you bark like an animal
It’s unregrettable when you bark like an animal with me
It’s unforgettable when you bark like an animal
It’s unregrettable when you bark like an animal with me


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Beautiful Lies

White


Turn around look at me through kind eyes
In the shadows I’ll be waiting
But when you raise the veil of my empty disguise
No face to see just a beautiful demise.

Say “I do” like there’s tomorrow
Broken wedding vows of sorrow
See the end with our own eyes
We’re buried with beautiful lies
We’re buried with beautiful lies

We cannot run from the end
But on our last night could we just pretend
When the stars collide alone you’ll never be
‘Cos when there’s nothing left you’ll always have me.

Say “I do” like there’s tomorrow
Broken wedding vows of sorrow
See the end with our own eyes
We’re buried with beautiful lies
We’re buried with beautiful lies

Say “I do” like there’s tomorrow
Broken wedding vows of sorrow
See the end with our own eyes
We’re buried with beautiful lies
We’re buried with beautiful lies

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Bigger than you bigger then me

Dr Dream & The Imaginary Pop-Cabaret


Bigger than me, bigger than you, bigger than me, bigger than yo
u

When I'm all alone I dream that I live for the circus
And I travel by a horse and cart la la la la

When I'm all alone I picture myself as a dancer
Swirling for the men in sequins la la la la la

And I'll be part of something bigger than this emptiness and liquor
And I'll be stronger than a giant

I'll make sure you can join my chorus
We won't be scared of what came before us
For I'll be part of something bigger
Bigger than me, bigger than you, bigger than me, bigger than you, bigger than me
Bigger than me, bigger than you, bigger than me

When I'm all alone I dream that I'm a sword swallower
And I'll make the people squirm and scream la la la la

When I'm all alone I wish that I was not alone
Surrounded by the freaks who love me la la la la la

And I'll be part of something bigger than this emptiness and liquor
And I'll be stronger than a giant

I'll make sure you can join my chorus
We won't be scared of what came before us
For I'll be part of something bigger
Bigger than me, bigger than you, bigger than me, bigger than you, bigger than me
Bigger than me, bigger than you, bigger than me

If you could see me now you may just change your mind and say
“ That girls going places, I was wrong to turn my head and look away
Not just a pretty picture, she's part of something bigger
Bigger than you bigger than me”...

And I'll be stronger than a giant

I'll make sure you can join my chorus
We won't be scared of what came before us
For I'll be part of something bigger
So don't be scared to scream your lungs out
And tell the world what these freaks are about
And we'll be part of something bigger
I'll make sure you can join my chorus
We won't be scared of what came before us
For I'll be part of something bigger
Bigger than me, bigger than you, bigger than me, bigger than you, bigger than me
Bigger than me, bigger than you, bigger than me, bigger than you, bigger than me
Bigger than me, bigger than you, bigger than me, bigger than you, bigger than me
Bigger than me, bigger than you, bigger than me...


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Bicycle

Face Painter


I am feeling like a re-enactment is occurring
I am feeling like I've mucked it all up yet again
If I could ride a bike I'd ride away into the sunset
I know you know what that feels like
I know you know what that feels like...

CHORUS:
If you got something you want to tell me darlin’
Please, can you hold it in until we meet this Sunday
Oh…I need to think about this path I want to take
On my bicycle whoa oh...

I am feeling like my voice is stuck down in my throat
I am feeling like a stranger inside my own skin
If I could ride a bike I'd ride away and visit Norway
I know you know what that feels like
I know you know what that feels like...

CHORUS:
If you got something you want to tell me darlin’
Please, can you hold it in until we meet this Sunday
Oh…I need to think about this path I want to take
On my bicycle whoa oh...

Always going away
Why can't I come with you one of these days?
Oh please don't say that if we keep going on like this
We may not get through…may not get through
May not get through...through…through

CHORUS:
If you got something you want to tell me darlin’
Please, can you hold it in until we meet this Sunday
Oh…I need to think about this path I want to take
On my bicycle whoa oh...


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Bite Of My Broken Heart

Feast


How can I shake off this fascination?
You feed nothing but my procrastination
Surrounded by everyone but no one is near me
If I dream out loud will somebody hear me?

I sneak into your bed but you’re already sleeping
I am an astronaut orbiting you
Float me the answers and fold them on your pillow
Whisper the secret to undo the sorrow

Can I offer you a bite of my broken heart?
Swallow it slowly with wine darling, that’s a start
Walk with me into the dark, my love I don’t mind
Can I offer you a bite of my broken heart, broken heart

Am I the only one in this confusion
Singing silent melodies oh tacit collusion
Come to me in my sleep and steal me from waking
For when I’m alone I feel this bitter Earth quaking

Can I offer you a bite of my broken heart?
Swallow is slowly with wine darling, that’s a start
Walk with me into the dark, my love I don’t mind
Can I offer you a bite of my broken heart, broken heartIn the questions you seek, is there already an answer?

When you reach the highest peak is it just as fun to throw yourself off,
You’re a snowball, rolling rolling rolling
And you can start all over
And you can start all over again


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Chai Tea

Face Painter


When something just comes and opens the door
Could this be our chance to fly to the stars?
Letting go seems easy, moving on seems strange
And finding out that one of us has changed

When there's no more chai tea for me
No more chai tea for me....

Yesterday I began to paint
The face of me and the words I sent to you the other day

Now there's no more chai tea for me
No more chai tea for me....

Is this forever or forever just for now?
I hope it's the latter but I don't know somehow
Oh well just tell me one thing before I go
Just tell me you don't love me, so then I know...

That there's no more chai tea for me
No more chai tea for me...

Forever... or Forever for Now
Acrylic Painting / Collage - E Dean 2006

 

Cherry Apple

Black


I am a sledge hammer
and I’m gonna break your tail lights
Rigor mortis frozen brain
is something I just can’t explain

Biting on my flesh like a cherry apple
Biting on my flesh like a cherry apple
Biting on my flesh, biting on my flesh
Biting on my flesh like a cherry apple


Plait my hair like a rag doll
and then shave it like a soldier
No one bites the dust as hard as you do;
there is a way to compensate

Biting on my flesh like a cherry apple
Biting on my flesh like a cherry apple
Biting on my flesh, biting on my flesh
Biting on my flesh like a cherry apple

Suck my cheeks and lick my lips
Peel my skin with rubber dicks
Eat my mouth and wash my eyes
Pumpkin in the cherry sky

No loving for the good children
they have cancelled the request
The gold man has spoken
and now there’s nothing left

Biting on my flesh like a cherry apple
Biting on my flesh like a cherry apple
Biting on my flesh, biting on my flesh
Biting on my flesh like a cherry apple

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Chew Love

Face Painter


It's times like these that I thank God that I can write a song
To overcome this troubled mind while it's too busy singing along
I wish I could just breathe you out the way I breathed you in
But I love you…I love you…

CHORUS:
Could this be chew-a-chew-a-l-l-love yes?
chew-a-chew-a-love?

It's times like these that make me down so down I cannot see
But I refuse to write a song that's hateful and so angry
I know I was upset but you know you are the best person that I have… ever met
That why… I love you

CHORUS:
Could this be chew-a-chew-a-l-l-love yes?
chew-a-chew-a-love?

Please say that you love me still the way
That you said you did the other day
I can't help but think this is such a waste...

[Instrumental]

I love you...I love you

CHORUS:
Could this be… chew-a-chew-a-l-l-love yes?
chew-a-chew-a-love?

Chew Love… Chew Love etc.


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Circus

White


Seven years
Paint faded from tired suns
Hands stay thin
From driving this show so long

Big top up
Big top comes down again
When laughter dies
I’m emptier than a lie

But the show must go on and on
Otherwise we’re nothing but alive
And a ringmaster must never frown
When their circus comes, their circus comes to town

Children shout
Mouths full of candy cane
Wish upon a star
That I could be them again

But we all must go on and on
Otherwise we’re nothing but alive
And a ringmaster must never frown
When their circus comes, their circus comes to town
My circus comes to town

Oh…

My circus comes
My circus comes to town

Wake in the morning I can see a new day, love
Wake in the morning I can see a new day
Wake in the morning I can see a new day, love
Wake in the morning I can see a new day


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Clare The Dragonfly

(single & video clip)


These lyrics are based upon a fable which was sent to Emma by a dear friend. The original story sent to Emma is contained in the articles page.

once, in a little pond
in the cool water
lived a little water beetle
called ‘Clare’
once in a little while
sadness would overcome her
when her water beetle friends
flew off the lily pad stem

she sang:
what will become of them?
where did you go my friends?
and will I ever see you again?
oh, come back to me
oh, come back to me

many sunsets later
in the cool water
Clare decided she must look for herself
so she climbed to the top of a lily pad stem
and she felt the sun beating down again
so warm, she fell into a slumber

she dreamt:
what will become of me?
where will I go and what will I see?
is this the end, or am I finally free?
oh, I feel release
oh, I feel release
then something magic happened
as the sun shone down from the sky
rebirth a transformation
Clare turned into a dragonfly
her wings began to shimmer
she looked around with brand new eyes
then without hesitation
she took flight
she sang look what became of me
I’m flying high, high above the sea
I promise that I’ll visit you so that you can see
oh, now I’m finally free
oh, now I’m finally free
oh, now I’m finally free

now I’m finally free now I’m finally free…


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Cocaine

Real Life Computer Game


I heard a funny thing today, that I'm addicted to Cocaine
But I haven't got the cash, to indulge in those ways
I think I need some time to heal, before I take illicit drugs
maybe some time as a wanderer, 'though the end will surely come
But you know it is days like these, that I just wish I could...
try something new

Gee baby I miss you like you know
But this love became a chore
Could you try to be a business man
and I'll try to be your whore

But you know it is days like these, that I just wish I could...
try something new
But you know it is days like these, that I just wish I could...
try something new

 

Could this mean if everyone is alone we're together, in the way that we're all together alone?

Real Life Computer Game


Chattering chattering just stop the clutter
she’s hearing when walking and talking it’s everything
Everywhere there’s a man with no face
His arms are reaching to her but he’s blinded
By skin over eyes and she’s always reminded
That when we die we’re always alone

So could this mean if everyone is alone we’re together?
In the way that we’re all together alone?

And if she wanted to just be a circle
She would have you believe she’s just a poster girl
But now she sits alone on the bedroom floor
Cos you won’t call at all

Stop it just stop it you people with veils on
Are reaching into her like nobodies business
But without loving them she does not exist
If only she’d morph into me then she could only see
Just by looking at her makes the dark disappear
One day I’ll invent a way

So we can be with everyone who’s alone together
In the way that they’re all together alone

And if she wanted to just be a circle
She would have you believe she’s just a poster girl
But now she sits alone on the bedroom floor
Cos you won’t call at all

Friend: If you want her to be the one you take home
Just go on boy cos you’re treating her mean!

Boy love: I don’t know this feeling anyway and I’m so scared to let her into my heart
Easy just to leave and fly away cos I’m so scared to let her see the real me

Girl Love: But when I’m with him, he connects with my mind
And I feel like the lonely cannot get to me

Friend: He’s treating her mean
Boy Love: I’m treating her mean
Girl Love: He’s treating me mean

And if she wanted to just be a circle
She would have you believe she’s just a poster girl
But now she sits alone on the bedroom floor
Cos you won’t even fucking call at all
And if she wanted to just be a circle
She would have you believe she’s just a poster girl
But she just sits alone on the bedroom floor
Cos you won’t call at all


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Dry Land

Real Life Computer Game


You were the only one who knew me
The way I thought it should be
But one day you took my little hand
And plummeted us both in to dry land

How did we let ourselves slip away
I know it to be oh my big mistake
Sometimes all it takes if for someone else
to run from you to make you find yourself

Do you even know this I can’t tell?

Now all I need is time just on my own
To get used to this body and it’s knew home
Just thought I would say ‘thanks’ as I go on my way
Please tell me to stay

Do you even want that anyway?
Do you have anything to say?
Do you even want that anyway?

I froze up like a cube of ice
But even though you were so untrue
Somehow you could melt me like you do
Darn it darn it darn it you…

You were the only one who knew me
The way I thought it should be
But one day you took my little hand
And plummeted us both in to dry land


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Emma Dean Meets Dr Dream

Dr Dream & The Imaginary Pop-Cabaret


Dr Dream has a way with words when I'm broken
Peel my skin for a sneaky peak and i'm chokin'
Burn me down like an ashtray and i'll be smokin'
For Dr Dream has a way of keeping me crazy
like a loon is that amazing?
I'll be coming home

What did I tell you? What did I tell you honey?
He's not making me better, I think I should ask for my money back
and what did I tell you? Am I fucking crazy?
For Dr dream has been and gone and I still live in an imaginarium

Dr Dream has a way of twisting the truth dear
He sits me down on his big black chair and he whispers in my ear
He says “there's nothing wrong with dialogue between yourself and an imaginary friend or three”
And I say “well that's great but I can't hear myself think and lately I can barely feel myself breathe”
Oh crazy like a loon, is that amazing?
I'll be coming home

What did I tell you? What did I tell you honey?
He's not making me better, I think I should ask for my money back
and what did I tell you? Am I fucking crazy?
For Dr dream has been and gone and I still live in an imaginarium

What did I tell you? What did I tell you honey?
He's not making me better, I think I should ask for my money back
What did I tell you? What did I tell you honey?
He's not making me better – I think I should ask for my money back
I think I should ask for my money back
Am I fucking crazy?
For Dr Dream has been and gone
And all this madness lingers on
An empty rocking horse rocks on
I'm in the corner curtains drawn
And Dr Dream has been and gone
And I still live in an imaginarium


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End of the table

Real Life Computer Game


I hope that you are everything that you say that you are
But why did you not say anything when I was ignored?
I know that I’m young and a little shy and I don’t sit straight
But I’m a nice girl I want them to know that I’m a nice girl

Why did you ask me to come?
Why did you ask me?
Why did you ask me to come?
Why did you ask me?

All of my friends say “well done” before when I ask them
So tell me you like it when I sing jazz…I like to sing jazz

But why did I ask you to come?
Why did I ask you?
Why did I ask you to come?
Why did I ask you?

I know you’re wanted, I know all this stuff
But don’t let them look at me like I’m not good enough
My body froze it was just my luck
There I was at the end of the table pretending that I could relate to them…

I change all the time but that night I stayed where I belong
I hope you don’t mind that I’m just a girl who likes to write songs

Why did you ask me to come?
Why did you ask me?
Why did you ask me to come?
Why did you ask me?


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Fall Awake

2nd 2016 Single


The first time since Christmas that I’ve laid still
The first time I’ve had to come apart
Oh he cracked me open like a coconut
He cracked me open and he ate my heart

He said, Oh if you want to fall awake with me (anywhere, any way)
Oh if you want to fall apart my love
Oh if you want to fall awake with me (any place, any day)
Hold me like a baby
Hold me like a baby, and sing to me

The first time since Christmas that I’ve felt whole
No more pieces of me scattered over town
Oh he cracked me open and he rearranged
The parts of me that he had found

He said, Oh if you want to fall awake with me (anywhere, any way)
Oh if you want to fall apart my love
Oh if you want to fall awake with me (any place, any day)
Hold me like a baby
Hold me like a baby, and sing to me

And when the bad thoughts come in the middle of the night
I reach out to him and he holds the light
He says, my chest is a forest so just hold on tight
And we’ll get lost together
He said, we’ll get lost together

He said, Oh if you want to fall awake with me (anywhere, any way)
Oh if you want to fall apart my love
Oh if you want to fall awake with me (any place, any day)
Hold me like a baby
Hold me like a baby
Oh if you want to fall awake with me (anywhere, any way)
Oh if you want to fall apart my love
Oh if you want to fall awake with me (any place, any day)
Hold me like a baby
Hold me like a baby
And sing to me
Hold me like a baby
Hold me like a baby
And sing to me
Hold me like a baby
Hold me like a baby


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Falling solo

Real Life Computer Game


thought you'd saved me from falling solo
but i was busy playing marco polo
i used to think i could write about love
but nothing's more wrong than a fearful poet

someone move me between these feelings
and punctuate this hope i'm stealing
i'm so guilty, without to meaning
to be just one more mess that needs cleaning up

someone stop me just like i've dropped me
and i will swollow the whole world laughing
but don't get me wrong, it's kinda funny
when something solid now runs like honey


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Feed It

1st 2016 Single


I can feel this playing with my mind
Don’t feed it
How you lied I do not know
My heart is cold and dry

If you want to feed it I cannot be your adventure
If you want to feed it I cannot be yours
If you think you’ll need it darkness can be your addiction
If you want to feed it I cannot be yours

I’m so pleased I was the catalyst you needed
But how can I take it back, how can I take it back
How can I take it back, how can I take it back?

If you want to feed it I cannot be your adventure
If you want to feed it I cannot be yours
If you think you’ll need it darkness can be your addiction
If you want to feed it I cannot be yours

And in the darkness I can feel you breathing
Oh in the darkness, my lips pressed to yours
Tangled in this web of twisted love and death
Feed me in the darkness, we’ll part in the morn


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Get what you paid for

Real Life Computer Game


If I lose myself try to stop me (stop me)
I’m counting like it’s sheep it won’t hurt me (hurt me)
If I get in too deep will this burn me (burn me)
Will to try be to fail?

If I find they are my lovers (lovers)
There’s just a few things to discover lover
I’d rather drink this stuff alone than have you
Feed this virgin throat

So if I see this can this really be?
If all this is just based around me
This dreadful mess branded ridiculous
weight on my chest I hope you
get what you paid for
You get what you paid for…

Freedom has lost me somewhere back home (what home?)
And what escape I had it’s gone (it’s gone now)
Damn this insanity in my blood I’ve torn this
stretched skin too many times

So if I see this can this really be?
If all this is just based around me
This dreadful mess branded ridiculous
weight on my chest I hope you
get what you paid for
You get what you paid for…

If you want this can you hear me?
I’m going too fast my dear me
If you want this can you hear me?
I’m going to fast my dear me
If you want this can you hear me?
I’m going too fast my dear me
If you want this can you hear me?
I’m going to fast...

So if I see this can this really be?
If all this is just based around me
This dreadful mess branded ridiculous
weight on my chest I hope you
get what you paid for
You get what you paid for…
X2


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Good Song

Face Painter


o you say you go down to the village
To the bank then you'll fly on a plane
Now I'm counting down the seconds
Till we'll be together again

Did I ever say you write a good song?
Did I ever say you write a good song?

CHORUS
Na Now Now Now Na Now Now
Na Now Now you write a good song...
Na Now Now Now Na Now Now
Na Now Now come on and sing along...

Jon Paul got it right, it's good on paper
But everyone they must stand alone
Don't want you drinking to pass the time now
But we can send dirty texts on the phone

Did I ever say you write a good song?
Did I ever say you write a good song?

CHORUS
Na Now Now Now Na Now Now
Na Now Now you write a good song...
Na Now Now Now Na Now Now
Na Now Now come on and sing along...

You write a good song
You write a good song

[Instrumental]

CHORUS
Na Now Now Now Na Now Now
Na Now Now you write a good song...
Na Now Now Now Na Now Now
Na Now Now come on and sing along...

 

Head In The Clouds

Red


Head in the clouds (Oh)
Head in the clouds (Oh)
My head’s in the clouds (Oh)

We found each other
On the gold brick road
To seek something bigger
Than ever before

We were both lions
And tin men together
Longing to love and to live
And be brave enough to roar

Head in the clouds (Oh)
Head in the clouds (Oh)
My head’s in the clouds (Oh)

But they say life’s what happens
When you’re making plans
To the beat of a drum
To the map in the sand

One must follow the voice
That calls out through the land
But must hear the one whispering softly
To hold out your hand

Head in the clouds (Oh)
Head in the clouds (Oh)
My head’s in the clouds (Oh)

Now there will always be
An Emerald City
With Wizards and Witches
And magic galore

But there’s only one of
The thing that I love most
And I’m gunna love you
Forever and ever more…

Head in the clouds (Oh)
Head in the clouds (Oh)
My head’s in the clouds (Oh) etc…

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Henry

Real Life Computer Game


Aching to be in the room 'cos no one can tell me just what to do
And everything’s going my way a little too much these days

I just don’t know what to do
I just don’t know what to do
I just can’t think enough of you
I can’t think enough of you

Aching to feel Satan's breath over my shoulder
Saying, “Your demise will be so sweet for the delicate minds that you’ve disrupted like beehives"

I just don’t know what to do
I just don’t know what to do
I just can’t think enough of you
I can’t think enough of you

I can’t think enough of you
Henry I, I don’t know what to do
Let us take a walk and talk about the songs that we’ll write for one another
And drink mochas with marsh mellows and make snow people in New Zealand

Should I overcome this?
Have I over sung this?
Could this be my big break?
Oh who knows for heavens sake?

Aching over because lovers say that everything’s ok, when it’s not
But are you different do you love me or will you hate me when, when I’m gone? X 2

I just can’t think enough of you
I can’t think enough of you
I can’t think enough of you
Henry I , I just don’t know what to do
Let us take a walk and talk about the songs that we’ll write for one another
And make mochas with marsh mellows and make snow people in New Zealand

 

I Am Fire

Feast


When do you think you’ll let me go, I say
When do you think you’ll let me go
When do you think you’ll let me go, I say
When do you think you’ll let me go

In the heat you wrap me up
in blankets until I become the smoke you breathe
You want fire? I’ll give you fire
Three elements battle while the water grieves

When do you think you’ll let me go, I say
When do you think you’ll let me go
When do you think you’ll let me go, I say
When do you think you’ll let me go

I am the fire I am the fire
I am the fire I am the fire
I am the fire I am the fire
I am the fire I am the fire

When do you think you’ll let me go, I say
When do you think you’ll let me go
When do you think you’ll let me go, I say
When do you think you’ll let me go

I’ll pick you an apple
I’ll pick you some fruit
Open up I’ll feed you
The Hungry Truth

I’ll pick you an apple
I’ll pick you some fruit
Open up I’ll feed you
The Hungry Truth


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I keep on losing myself
(written Ben Stewart)

Dr Dream & The Imaginary Pop-Cabaret


I keep on losing myself
I'm not under the rug
I'm not behind the curtain
I keep on losing myself
so I'm filling up the hole
by filling up my holes

And I don't know if I will be seen again
Yes I don't know if I will be seen, will be seen...

Doctor Doctor won't you please help me, I'm swollen
and tearing at the seams, I'm broken
won't you make this right
I'll put it on my credit card

I keep on losing myself
I'm not behind the clouds
or underneath the staircase
I keep on losing myself
so I'm dressing like a slut
because don't people like sluts?

And I don't know if I will be seen again
Yes I don't know if I will be seen, will be seen...

Doctor Doctor won't you please help me I'm swollen
and tearing at the seams, I'm broken
won't you make this right
I'll make it worth your while... if you let me

Stop rolling around raise a hallelujah
I just figured it out it's an early warning
What! what! Not right in the head?
You're a razor on my arm to slice at the threads
And, you're fraying at the edges, hiding on corners, discretely naked
blending into the air and I keep on losing, keep on losing myself

I'm not under the rug
I'm not behind the curtain...

Doctor Doctor won't you please help me I'm swollen
and tearing at the seams, I'm broken
won't you make this...

Doctor Doctor won't you please help me I'm swollen
and tearing at the seams, I'm broken
won't you you make this right
I'll put it on my credit card

I don't know if I will be seen again
Yes I don't know if I will be seen, will be seen...again!

 

Last Night I Had a Hundred Dreams

White


Last night I stole a baby in my sleep
I held him so tightly but he ran away from me
When night came, he would blend into the shadow of a tree
So I would not see

Oh won’t you hold my hand
Though you don’t want to
I understand
But I want you…

More than I want to be alone
More than I want to be alone

Last night I was stung a thousand times
My body red like razors in a midnight bath
When light came everybody knew my shame
And stared at me through my desperation

Oh won’t you hold my hand
Though you don’t want to
I understand
But I want you…

More than I want to be alone
More than I want to be alone

Last night I had a hundred dreams
Last night I had a hundred dreams
Last night I had a hundred dreams
Last night I had a hundred dreams


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Let Us Dance To Our Fear

Feast


Chattering monsters ring my ears
They salivate the sorrow of the years
I know you only mean well

When you feel frozen
I cannot steal the sun
You’re already golden
Awakening has begun
I will not fill your head
With all you want to hear
So if all those dreams seem dead
Let us dance with our fear
Let us dance with our fear

They squashed my heart until it bled
And turned it into soup and bread
I know you only mean well

When you feel frozen
I cannot steal the sun
You’re already golden
Awakening has begun
I will not fill your head
With all you want to hear
So if all those dreams seem dead
Let us dance with our fear
Let us dance with our fear


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Little Succubus

Black


Lay down and let her lick your wounds
It's been a long hard day so take off your tie and shoes
Shut those weary southern eyes
If you only knew what was lurking in the night

Danger - Little Succubus
Stranger - help her take off her dress
Danger - she wants to make a mess of you
Stranger - Little Succubus

Stronger than she's ever been
Let her feast upon your secrets buried deep within
As hot as the fire burns in hell
Lilith will distruct your hesitation with a love you thought you'd never feel

Danger - Little Succubus
Stranger - help her take off her dress
Danger - she wants to make a mess of you
Stranger - Little Succubus

Let her show you; what can you show her?
She'll take you like she already knows ya
Moving like “Dirty Martini”
She will have you double taking like Harry Houdini

With a shake to the left, twist to the right
She will have you screaming like a baby all through the night
You'll say suck suck succubus how could I ever miss
A woman like you, a demon like you

Let her show you; what can you show her?
She'll take you like she already knows ya
Moving like red hot molasses
She will have you double taking like Jackie Onassis

With a shake to the left, twist to the right
She will have you screaming like a baby all through the night
You'll say suck suck suck suck succubus

Danger - Little Succubus
Stranger - help her take off her dress
Danger - she wants to make a mess of you
Stranger - Little Succubus

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Money

Black


I can’t take your money
I can’t take your heart
I can’t take your money
Or your family card
I feel kinda dirty
When you buy me things
I can’t take your money
Or that diamond ring
Oh no that diamond ring

I can’t take your money
And you can’t take mine
I’ll work for every cent
So you can stand in line honey
But you can win me over
If you love me right
Yeah, I don’t need your money
If you hold me tight
Oh yeah, you hold me tight

Every time that I open my eyes
(do do do)
I can see this is going nowhere
You smashed the wall from in front of my thighs
(do do do )
Put your money in your pocket
Put your money back in your pocket
Til I’m up on my feet
Every cent I can meet
Til then, I don’t want your money
I don’t want your money

I can’t take your money
I can’t take your heart
I can’t take your money
Or your family card
I don’t want your champagne
I don’t want your car
I don’t want your money
Til you know who you are
Do you know who you are?

Every time that I open my eyes
(do do do)
I can see this is going nowhere
You smashed the wall from in front of my thighs
(do do do )
Put your money in your pocket
Put your money back in your pocket
Til I’m up on my feet
Every cent I can meet
Til then, I don’t want your money
I don’t want your money

Every time that I open my eyes
(do do do)
I can see this is going nowhere
You smashed the wall from in front of my thighs
(do do do )
Put your money in your pocket
Put your money back in your pocket
Til I’m up on my feet
Every cent I can meet
Til I’m up on my feet
Every cent I can meet
Til I’m up on my feet
Every cent I can meet
Til then, I don’t want your money
I don’t want your money

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Most of the time

Real Life Computer Game


Do you think that I’m a hopeless girl
And I’ll love you forever more?
Once I don’t have you I’ll call you back
Cos I can’t stand to be alone?

I’m teaching myself to read a book
And really focus on that book
Cos I start to think these crazy thoughts
Like “maybe I should just do a puzzle?” and “do you think he’ll marry me?”

But what would I say now?
Everything is changing now.

I know you think I’m over-dramatic
Well, I think you’ve got it too easy
I’m on the radio in your big automatic
And I’ll talk as much as I please! You know you can’t stop me!

But what would I say now?
Everything is changing now.
What would I do if I saw myself standing in line?
Cos I deserve better most of the time

I don’t have anyone to blame
Oh but I can not stand playing this game
Do you want me?
Or do you want to be free?

But what would I say now?
Everything is changing now.
What would I do if I saw myself standing in line?
Cos I deserve better most of the time
Cos I deserve better most of the time
Cos I deserve better most of the time

But I can’t stand to be alone…


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Mrs Gold (C'est La Vie)

Black



Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo

Glass of cheap champagne just revved me up to play your game
With words a mess like broken glass inflicting bloody pain

“C’est La Vie, Mrs Gold”, is what I must learn to say
“C’est La Vie, Mrs Gold”, I should’ve probably walked away

Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo

Mirror mirror on the wall is it true that I have failed?
In the eyes of empty greed is our vacancy the same?

“C’est La Vie, Mrs Gold”, is what I must learn to say
“C’est La Vie, Mrs Gold”, I should’ve probably walked away

Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo

You don’t want to end up on the street
So sell yourself to everyone you meet
You don’t want to end up on the street

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Vision impaired, blurred by thoughts of what I should be seeing
But I beg you, I’m not a product I’m a human being

“C’est La Vie, Mrs Gold”, is what I must learn to say
“C’est La Vie, Mrs Gold”, I should’ve probably walked away

Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo

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My Heart My Blood

Red


Fill my cup
Pour me out
On to the streets
Of this town
Drink from me
And wash your wounds
And swim inside me, nightly
By the light of the moon

Take my eyes
To see the world
And with my ears
Attend virtuous words
And use my skin
To keep you warm
For I did love you, all along
Yes all along

Chorus
I would give you my heart and my blood
And my bones and my heart and my blood and my heart
I would give you my heart and my blood
And my bones and my heart and my blood and my heart

My possessions
Spread them ‘round
My money
Use for things unfound
For there were no jewels
No arcane drawers
I was no queen
But I was yours
Yes I was yours

Chorus X 2
I would give you my heart and my blood
And my bones and my heart and my blood and my heart
I would give you my heart and my blood
And my bones and my heart and my blood and my heart

Life is short and I want you to
Fill it with your heart’s desire
You can make it look like anything you want, my love

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No!

Dr Dream & The Imaginary Pop-Cabaret


Tell me what's wrong with the way that I am
Don't fit in your boxes you don't understand?
Suspended in “almost” in “maybe” in “um”
Fill me with self doubt before I've begin

Talk to me talk to me tell me the truth
You reject me 'cause I'm better than you
Well look in the mirror and see the decay
I'll eat you for breakfast oh one of these days

'Cause there's no way you know better
I'll piss on your letter
And it will make me stronger
And you will regret it
But if you ever want me
If you ever want me
I'll be waiting here to tell you...
no! NO!

Tell me what's wrong with the way that I think
Am I like a plug that don't fit in your sink?
I filter your bull shit – it falls down the drown
But waiting for answers is like catching rain

'Cause there's no way you know better
I'll piss on your letter
And it will make me stronger
And you will regret it
But if you ever want me
If you ever want me
I'll be waiting here to tell you...
no! NO!

Everyone everyone has a beat that they drum
Everyone everyone has a song that is sung
Everyone everyone has a moment in time
This is mine, this is mine
This is mine, this is mine

'Cause there's no way you know better
I'll piss on your letter
And it will make me stronger
And you will regret it
There's no way you know better
I'll piss on your letter
And it will make me stronger
And you will regret it
But if you ever want me
If you ever want me
I'll be waiting here to tell you...
no! NO!


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Orange Red

Real Life Computer Game


So the world just rolls on by
Slow enough to paint the sky orange red
Orange red

Here take my hand
We’ll paint it blue again

So my eyes they tell no lie
I can see the coloured sky above your head
Above your head

Here lay on down
I’ll feed you Joni’s sound
And we can cry…if you like


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Over-Drive

Hanging Out The Washing


I see life on the other side
Even though politics just confuse me
Am I just so naïve?

I think it might be over-drive
Out of my depression so now
I’m preaching hope
On to the sailors on a sinking boat

And I hope this does not offend you
I hope this does not offend you…

I think that for once there’s not a
Firestorm oh am I missing the point?
Should I become more aware?

I am feeling bad because I’m
So so happy at this time
But I wish I was one of those ‘worldly girls’
I know that he loves

And I hope this does not offend you
I hope this does not offend you…

Could it be always, that I’m just overcome?
Could it be always that I’m just overcome?

Or could it…could it be gold that he wants, gold that he wants?
Could it …could it be gold that he wants, gold that he wants?

I see life on the other side
Even though politics just confuse me
Am I just so naïve?

But why compare myself to those
Who aren’t me. True self-esteem
Is appreciating who we are
And not who we could be

And I hope this does not offend you
I hope this does not offend you…

 

Phoebe (With Her Whole Heart)

White


Aching with your whole heart
I can feel your waves crashing from here
Still you try to calm the storm
Darling let it rain oh let it pour

I know you can hear
His voice whispering so near
Oh you’re aching with your whole heart
Phoebe with your whole heart

Aching down to your bones
Still the strength to smile in memory
You must know that you’re not alone
We can be the lungs to help you breathe

I know you can hear
His voice whispering so near
Oh you love him with your whole heart
Phoebe with your whole heart

The solitude that night brings
Sharp like a shattered goblet fallen from the hands of kings and queens
Empty like the sound of
Under water make-believe and tea parties

I know you can hear
His voice whispering so near
Oh you love him with your whole heart
Phoebe with your whole heart

Oh Phoebe with your whole heart.

He is the sand, he is the sea
He is the air, he is the breeze
He is the earth, the midnight blue
He is the sun, he is the moon
He is the sand, he is the sea
He is the air, he is the breeze
He is the earth, the midnight blue
He is the sun, he is the moon


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Real Life Computer Game

Real Life Computer Game


So the battle has been fought but it seems you’ve just forgot?
So let me save you let me save you
I will smash this palisade between tomorrow and today
Cos the little frown upon your face is based on the fear of being a disgrace

Today, but not today, until it all just turns out right
I hope the truth just doesn’t bite

You’re 25 you’re 32 you’re 54 I’d still love you
But that don’t matter, cos I’m not here to review
I could’ve been the one who knew you know just the one who wants to screw you
So push me away push me away and I’ll say thank you cos I feel I have to

Run away just run away until it all just turns out right
I hope the truth just doesn’t bite
Seize the day but not today – cos someone said a dirty word
Against that “piece of you” they heard

What What What? You’re going away?
You’re going away? I hope you come back the same
What What What? You’re moving on up?
You’re moving on up in this real life computer game?

Today, but not today, until it all just turns out right
I hope the truth just doesn’t bite
Seize the day but not today – cos someone said a dirty word
Against that “Piece of you” they heard
Run away just run away, until it all just turns out right
I hope the truth just doesn’t bite
Seize the day but not today, cos someone said that you were lame
At this real life computer game


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Sharks

Dr Dream & The Imaginary Pop-Cabaret


There are sharks in my pool
and I think they're just playing mean and cruel
but it makes me sad that I can't swim
and ask my friends 'round to jump on in

'Cos if I trusted them to not eat me alive, eat me alive
I would be desert – sugar and spice, they'd eat me alive

There are hawks in my sky
and they are swooping as I pass by
The thickness of my skin don't count
when they're scratching at my eye

'Cos if I trusted them to not eat me alive, eat me alive
I would be desert – served with a warm chai, they'd eat me alive

Now it's time to call or fold
To turn the young in to the old
To turn the weak in to the wise
The circus freak with no disguise

'Cos if I trusted them to not eat me alive, eat me alive
I would be desert served with a warm chai, they'd eat me alive

There are sharks in my pool
and I think they're just playing mean and cruel
but it makes me sad that I can't swim
and ask my friends around to jump on in


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Sincerely Fearful
(co-written Ben Stewart)
Dr Dream & The Imaginary Pop-Cabaret


I just can't live without it X 2

I am sincerely fearful of the voices in my head that tell me
“ honey make your mind up we're giving you the wind up little lady”
I am sincerely fearful of the choices that I face should I show you
What's under the wrapping there could be something lacking

CHORUS
Could you fade me in
And could you fade me out?
And could you fade me in?
If you're not in doubt?
And could you lie to me?
And could you call me Gwenda?
And could we just pretenda
And could we just pretend?

I am sincerely fearful of admitting I'm afraid so I think I'll
try to blow your brains out, hope I can get the stains out and say this never happened
I am sincerely fearful of the truth that I will face so I think I'll...
I'll get liposuction, botox, a breast reduction


CHORUS

I just can't live without it
I just can't live without it
I just can't live without sincerely fearing you oh X 2
If you wanna be the switch I can be the angry bitch
I'd like to be the one who can turn this off, who can turn this on wooo
I'd like to be the one who can turn this off, who can turn this on

CHORUS X 2


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Something they can hold
Dr Dream & The Imaginary Pop-Cabaret


Sally wanted the world
but hadn't a clue
how she would be heard
So one day she drove
herself to the cliffs
and sang of her love
then threw herself in
so no one forgot

But everyone has a name
and hers will be sold
again and again
as stories are told
And as time moves on
she'll wonder if darkness
ever becomes
something she can hold

David always fell short
at least so he thought
a job he could not
hold down for a fortnight
His bills piled up
right next to his pills
and one day he thought
“ man I've had my fill”

But everyone has a name
and his will be sold
again and again
as stories are told
And as time moves on
he'll wonder if darkness
ever becomes
something he can hold

No brave sacrifice
just loads of regret
and it's not that nice
when you can't forget
the warmth of his skin
the smell of her hair
and all you can wish
is “take me back there”

The magic is lost
when you disconnect
for you can't rewind
when you've hit eject
And as time moves on
you'll long for that friend
who told you the truth
who would not pretend

And I have a name
and it will be sold
again and again
as stories are told
And as time moves on
I'll wonder if darkness
ever becomes
something I can hold


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Sorry

Real Life Computer Game


I am so sorry that I am so dumb
To think that you loved me to think I was wrong
And I would have given you everything
I would have given you everything

So hold down my legs
Won’t you please hold down my arms?
And don’t let me go out of this room
Don’t let me go

I am so sorry that I made you wait
It was my stupidest doing of late
And please when you hug me oh please fill this space
Please when you hug me please fill this space

And hold down my legs
Won’t you please hold down my arms?
And don’t let me go out of this room
Don’t let me go
Don’t let me go
Don’t let me go
Don’t let me go

You’re holding me down and you’re holding me down and you’re holding me down!
You’re holding me down and you’re holding me down and you’re holding me down!
You’re holding me down and you’re holding me down and you’re holding me down!
You’re holding me down and you’re holding me down and you’re holding me down!

Little by little these feelings will go
And I will be outward again and you’ll know
That I am so tiny in the scheme of things
And if there’s no impact to your feelings then…

Hold down my legs
Won’t you please hold down my arms?
And don’t let me go out of this room
Don’t let me go
Don’t let me go
Don’t let me go
Don’t let me go


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Stuck in the mud

Dr Dream & The Imaginary Pop-Cabaret


Sometimes I look at you and think that you’re beautiful
Stylishly so, in an “I don’t care” way
And I stare at you from behind painted glass windows
The colour depending on what kind of day
And my hands press up against the glass – I can’t reach you
So surely I will not be able to teach you
Your worth…but I’ll pray for you every night

And as I melt away I forget that once
I would dance all day to the dream I’ve yet to touch
But how dreams fade when they get stuck in the mud

Sometimes I look at you and wonder if I am what’s
Bringing you down to the ground and I ponder
“ maybe I should work with flowers? Or go back and
Study significant things you get paid for?”
But hurry cos I’m getting older and they're getting younger
And I feel like everyone’s staring at me
I don’t know what you want me to be

But as I melt away I forget that once
I would dance all day to the dream I’ve yet to touch
But how dreams fade when they get stuck in the mud

Am I aching your heart or just mine?
Will it be ok if I start walking in time?
And for you I would nail myself to the wall
But I’ll hate you for it…

Sometimes I look at you and think
I love you so much that I’d give all this up
If it meant you could hold me and know I was here in the moment
And not with the puzzle and how to solve it
But I don’t know when I’m allowed to be happy or proud
So I’ll always tone down did you figure it out?
I’ve wanted to scream and shout

And as I melt away I forget that once
I would dance all day to the dream I’ve yet to touch
But how dreams fade when they get stuck in the mud X 2


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Sunday

Face Painter


Sunday is looking like a good day for us
Friday wasn't looking so damn crash hot
We'll pack it up and we'll go away
Waiting for the day when we can just stop.
Because we can. Because we can.

Sunday is looking like a good day for us
I'll be playing all my new songs for a new friend of mine
You know I may be moving out with her
And you won't be around the corner any more
I'll pack it up and I'll go away
Waiting for the day when we can just stop.
Because we can. Because we can.

Save this moment, don't be affraid
Cos love is all we need love is all we need love is all we need love is all we need
Love this moment till your dying day
Cos love is all we need love is all we need love is all we need love is all we need

Sunday is looking like a good day for us
I'll wait until you've taken back your trailer truck
We'll pack it up and we'll go away
Waiting for the day the day that we can just stop...

 

Taking It Easy Again

Hanging Out The Washing


Take a good step back so you can hear the words
From the rugged readings of your psychic bird
Who sings a tune I know too well, how swell

So she sings you every Friday
And you’ve got yourself thinking that you’ll be ok
To clean yourself and to wash away
Any chance of trying to explain

Any chance of trying to explain
I’m packing up and trying again

Have you erased your thoughts and cancelled out the fact that you’re human with thoughts that aren’t always in tact
The songs that you sing, they blow me away
But why do I always seem to hear you say

Why do I always seem to hear you say
Only excuses to run away from me, from me?
From little little, so below you, so fucking small, do you do you…

Now I'm taking it easy again
And I'm taking the road
And as we speak I'm waiting for messages
From other boys I don't know (repeat verse)

Bvocals:
I remember hanging out the washing
And you said I was a sheltered girl
But you're sheltered far beyond the ceiling
Even far beyond an oyster pearl

And now I'm taking it easy again
Now I'm taking it easy again etc.


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The Hungry Truth (Will Feast On You)

Feast


He’s the burning under my skin
Melting, itching inside, out, in
Oh, Oh, Oh
Such a beast, he sleeps no more
Rises from a feverish slumber
Oh, Oh, Oh
It’s all a big misunderstanding

Save Me – Oh the hungry truth the hungry truth will feast on you
Brave be – Oh the hungry truth the hungry truth will eat through you
Save Me – Oh the hungry truth the hungry truth will feast on you

He’s the demon under my bed
Midnight picnics wake the dead
Oh, Oh, Oh
Such a beast, he stands up tall
Rising from nowhere at all
Oh, Oh, Oh
It’s all a big misunderstanding

Save Me – Oh the hungry truth the hungry truth will feast on you
Brave be – Oh the hungry truth the hungry truth will eat through you
Save Me – Oh the hungry truth the hungry truth will feast on you


At the burning of the sun
The exchange has just begun
At the rising of the moon
The hungry truth will be here soon

 

The Wind

Hanging Out The Washing


Overcoming the wind
Overcoming my useless trends
You say ‘everything will be ok’
It is…

Picture perfect you are
Pose with me on a dark but starry night
And everything will be just fine as it is

CHORUS:
I gave it I gave it I gave it my all
I gave it I gave it I gave it my all

Overcoming the wind
To be transformed by renewing of my mind
And everything will be just fine as it is

CHORUS:
I gave it I gave it I gave it my all
I gave it I gave it I gave it my all

And will this heart of mine
Open up and it will be just fine
The day will come
The day will come, come, come

CHORUS:
I gave it I gave it I gave it my all
I gave it I gave it I gave it my all

 
Thieving Hearts
(lyrics co-written BenStewart)
Dr Dream & The Imaginary Pop-Cabaret


Once a thieving scoundrel dared, me to steal your underwear
The silk did trickle down your legs, to your ankles pink as pigs
Father told me I was wrong and mother sang a Christian song
Their hurtful words they stung my mouth, and filled my belly fat with doubt

Oh touch me in this sharp light
I've been aching through the night
Thieving hearts meet after curfew
You know where I'll be waiting for you...

Lover love me or let me go, so this guilt can melt like snow
And fill the streams that wash my hair of what a thieving scoundrel dared

Oh touch me in this sharp light
I've been aching through the night
Thieving hearts meet after curfew
You know where I'll be waiting for you...

Open up your window love
(where I'll be waiting for you...)

Climb through my window tonight and cast us both in this sharp light
and blood will run like scarlet freedom

 

Three Meals

Face Painter


How could it be I'm running out of time sir?
I'm only 22 sir, I'm only 22
How could it be I feel old now?
But I've so much to learn now
I only cook three meals now I only cook three meals...

How could it be I want to change my style now?
I look at you and cry now
‘Cos that was my idea now but no one got to see it
So chuck it out chuck it out
Chuck it chuck it ch-u-u-u-uck it out...oh oh

CHORUS:
So I don't know my way, I don't know my way
But tell me that it's ok where…where do I belong?
Is it in your arms or is it somewhere I can learn to be strong?

How could it be I'm running out of steam sir?
You do know what I mean sir?
I'm getting pretty sick now of coughing up these thoughts
And I hate to be annoying, I hate to be annoying
But if you could just make it stop now oh...

CHORUS:
So I don't know my way, I don't know my way
But tell me that it's ok where...where do I belong?
Is it in your arms or is it somewhere I can… oh…
I’ve got to find a way, I’ve got to find my way
So tell me that its okay where…where do I belong
Is it in your arms or is it somewhere I can learn to be strong?

So you might see me following the footsteps that turn in to a slow jog
But I can't keep up - they turn in to a fast paced run
What level do you speak of my dear
as you motion higher with your hands?
Am I underneath your ears…Or is that your neck…Or is that your chest?

CHORUS:
Oh I've got to find my way, I need to find a way
But tell me that it's ok where...where do I belong?
Is it in your arms or is it somewhere I can… oh…
I’ve got to find a way, I’ve got to find my way
So tell me that its okay where…where do I belong
Is it in your arms or is it somewhere… I can learn to be strong?

 
Thunder (co-written BenStewart)
Dr Dream & The Imaginary Pop-Cabaret


If you were a hand I’d clap with you
If you were a mess I’d clean you up
If you were a short dress I’d probably wish you were shorter

If you were a holiday you’d be Halloween
We’d dress up as ghosts I’d help you spook out a family,
haunt them until they leave so you are alone with me always

And I promise you I promise you
there’ll always be a place for you in my old heart
I promise you I promise you
there’ll always be a place for you in my old heart

CHORUS
For nothing compares to this thunder inside
When it rumbles like the deepest bass in the choir
When the temperatures rising – you feel you’re on fire
When you love me tonight

If you were a mandolin I’d tremolo
In the orchestra you’d be the piccolo solo
And sing over the harmony as I conduct you

If you were a hitchhiker I’d drive you home
You’d take me in for coffee and I’d never go
I’d tie you to the bed so I can be alone with you always

And I promise you I promise you
there’ll always be a place for you in my old heart
Yes I promise you I promise you
there’ll always be a place for you in my old heart

CHORUS

I hope that you can just begin to understand
The magic that I feel even when you just hold my hand
But do you think you'll feel this Thunder?
Do you want to feel this thunder thunder?
Do you want to feel this thunder thunder?
For nothing compares to this thunder inside?

CHORUS

Do you want to feel this thunder?

 
 

Tinkerbell (Down)

Red


Down Down Down Down…Way
Down Down Down Down…

I’ve been longing to stretch these aches and pains
But this bed grows smaller every day
My shoes don’t fit; my hair does not sit
Dead skin left from this incessant itch

Chorus
But I’ve been searching for a secret
Hiding in the shadows so I can keep it
I’m Peter Pan; I’m Tinkerbell
If anyone asks I’ve been doing swell
Flying high so no one knows I’m on the way down

Down Down Down Down…Way
Down Down Down Down…

I’ve been screaming into an empty void
For the insecure and the paranoid
My shoes don’t fit; my hair does not sit
Dead skin left from this incessant itch

Chorus
But I’ve been searching for a secret
Hiding in the shadows so I can keep it
I’m Peter Pan; I’m Tinkerbell
If anyone asks I’ve been doing swell
Flying high so no one knows I’m on the way down

Down Down Down Down
Gotta get out of here
Gotta get out of here
Down Down Down Down Down Down Down….

Chorus
I’m Peter Pan; I’m Tinkerbell
If anyone asks I’ve been doing swell
Flying high so no one knows I’m on the way down
I’m Peter Pan; I’m Tinkerbell
If anyone asks I’ve been doing swell
Flying high so no one knows I’m on the way down

Down Down Down Down…Way
Down Down Down Down…Way Down.

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Too Fat for Ballet

Face Painter


Am I in over my head?
Some days I wake up and wish I was a nurse or a lawyer instead
But I've worked at this since I was three
Since when my teacher told me I was too fat to do ballet

So listen up can't you see
I'm more than those people who you see and who have said that they love me
I've got so much I want to say
But if you don't hear me - I want to do floristry at TAFE...floristry at TAFE...

Where you going? no one's showing up today
I guess it's just the weather keeping them inside
Maybe you could bring a friend or two to fill it up
And I will buy them a drink with my 15 dollars pay

Where you going no one's showing up today
I guess it's just the weather keeping them inside
But I would like to thank you all for coming 'cos there's so few of you
I'll find it easy to socialise...

Am I in over my head?
Some days I wake up and wish I was a nurse or a lawyer instead
But I've worked at this since I was three
Since when my teacher told me I was too fat to do ballet

 

Venus de Milo

Red


I feel your eyes marvelling
I know that you want to touch me
A borderline so cruel, unfair
Prevent your arms to ever sway me

I’m Venus de Milo in your mind
Broken by the hands of time

Half Chorus
Tear me apart
Smash me to bits
Kill me with your heart
Tear me apart love
I was cold, as cold as stone
An ice maiden sitting upon her throne
And with one glance, a single tear
Fell down my cheek and buried into the snow
I’m Venus de Milo in your mind
Broken by the hands of time

Chorus
Tear me apart
Smash me to bits
Kill me with your heart
Aching to feel
Anything real
Wound me with your art
Tear me apart love
I’ve learnt to run so fast
So as to not listen to all the voices that tell me to stop
I’ve been dodging darts
Like the arrows you’re shooting to find your way to my heart
Venus de Milo, in your mind
I’m broken by the hands of time

Chorus
Tear me apart
Smash me to bits
Kill me with your heart
Aching to feel
Anything real
Wound me with your art
Tear me apart
Smash me to bits
Kill me with your heart
Aching to feel
Anything real
Wound me with your art
Tear me apart love
Tear me apart love

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Waiting Room

Real Life Computer Game


If you want to go
If you’re sure then say so
This world aint gonna wait
For a fearful heart that’s running late

So make your mind up
Don’t be shy now of you’ll wind up
sitting in the waiting room with no appointment
Shake the 8-ball
Wake up to it all
And get out of your waiting room

Love has always won
This fear of being with no one
Now I will stand my ground
I will stand my ground

So make your mind up
Don’t be shy now of you’ll wind up
Sitting in the waiting room with no appointment
Shake the 8-ball
Wake up to it all
And get out of your waiting room

NA NA NA NA NA etc

So make your mind up
Don’t be shy now of you’ll wind up
Sitting in the waiting room with no appointment
Shake the 8-ball
Wake up to it all
And get out of your waiting room


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