A Thousand Ways

There's a thousand ways to prove I love you
I could say but it's never enough to keep you satisfied
A thousand ways to prove I love you 
I could say but it's never enough to keep you by my side

I will look at you like no-one else does
Keep you safe when you're feeling defenceless
Walk with you if you need a guide
Am I struggling to save us

Why do you keep me guessing (x3)
Why does your mind keep changing 
One minute to the next 

When there's a thousand ways to prove I love you
I could say but it's never enough to keep you satisfied
A thousand ways to prove I love you 
I could say but it's never enough to keep you by my side

I keep thinking maybe this time 
You'll come through and we will be fine (x2)
Why don't you let go of this war 

There's a thousand, a thousand different ways
A thousand, a thousand different ways

Why do you keep me guessing (x7)
Why does your mind keep changing one minute to the next

When there's a thousand ways to prove I love you
I could say but it's never enough to keep you satisfied
A thousand ways to prove I love you 
I could say but it's never enough to keep you by my side

Get on my side
Please get on my side
Be by my side
Get on my side

 

Read Books and Grow

Give me some of your time 
I'll be here alone, I'll be here alone
I will be alright
Out there on my own, out there on my own 

I will read some books and grow
Maybe I should read some books and grow

You speak words so free
Give them back to me
Give them back so I'll understand why I've been drinking
To just be still
Oh to have the will 
To lay you down 

I should read some books and grow
Maybe I should read some books and grow

Come knock on my door
This time I am sure
This time I am sure and believe that I'm not faking
Mistakes can be made
Mistakes can be saved
You save me

So we will read some books and grow
Maybe we will read some books and grow (x3)
 

Poet 

You can think about the world
Think of us two
Think about me
Think about truth
Beautiful you

Think anything that you want to think
We could talk it out
We could have a drink 
Beautiful me 
Beautiful you

I'm a liar
I'm a poet
I'm a wordsmith
I'm a know it all
But I don't know nothing
You're a liar 
You're a poet
You're a wordsmith
You're a know it all

Let them say what they want to say
You know they're gonna talk anyway
Get on with now 
Get on with us 
Get on with trust and screwing it up
Beautiful me
Beautiful you

I'm a liar
I'm a poet
I'm a wordsmith
I'm a know it all
But I don't know nothing
You're a liar 
You're a poet
You're a wordsmith
You're a know it all

I look at you but only see you from time to time
You look at me and hear these truths coming out in simple rhymes
They're only simple rhymes 
They're only simple rhymes

You're a liar
You're a poet
You're a wordsmith
You're a know it all
But I don't know nothing
You're a liar 
You're a poet
I'm a wordsmith
I'm a know it all

But all I know is I miss you so

 

Diamond Heels

She's fine between the whisky and wine
She says
I'm fine between the whisky and wine
I've got the patience have you got the time
She says
Camp out behind that old flashlight

Cos it always goes my way, these days
Yeah it always goes my way these days

He's fine he's got his fags and his crime 
He says
I'm fine I've got my fags and my crime
I've got the patience have you got the time 
He says
Camp out behind that old flashlight

Cos it got me the front page today
And it gets me the front page everyday

What are you doing when you're not done doing yeah
What are you doing when you're all through screwing (x4)

It always goes your way these days
I get the feeling that it goes your way most days

News of the Weird

We're spreading news
News of the weird
News of the tired and wired and steered astray
By the people on the sin side
We're all on the sin side
We're all on the sin side dear

I don't mean to offend
But you would be fine if you'd just bend or break 
Yeah they'll put you in a cast
Re-mould your bones
Til you fit like the rest

But I love your strangeness
I love your flaws
I want your nakedness
Each mistake 
Each heartbreak you own 

Oh you 
You're such a pretty little thing
But you're running round the back yard 
Looking for a bee sting
Waiting and wishing
Hoping and dreaming

So why would you follow where they led you
Just cos they fed you pictures in the head
I don't think you should go out there anymore

Cos I love your strangeness
I love your flaws
I want your nakedness
Each mistake 
Each heartbreak you own 

And so, put your baggage on the backseat 
Drive away quickly (x2) 

And so it goes

Cos I love your strangeness
I love your flaws
I want your nakedness
Each mistake 
Each heartbreak you own 

 

Dinosaur

I hate the way we've been here a million times before
I like the way that you picked up a rock
Said it was shaped like a dinosaur
I hate the way you're making me laugh
I know you're going to make me cry a bit more
I like the way you struggle to say 'metaphorically speaking'

I hate the way it's ten to one I'm here writing songs about you
Who's going to laugh at your bad jokes now
I went down the shop today 
Our song was playing
I swear that it follows me around

I'll get over you 
I just don't want to
You'll get over me
Just you wait and

Underneath your good was a truckload of bad
And that truck ran me over
My poor heart is on crutches hobbling around
You say I'm just a geek with an innocent streak 
You don't fool me with that suduko
The numbers don't add up somehow

I'll get over you 
I just don't want to
You'll get over me
Just you wait 
You know love is such a strange word today

I'll get over you 
I just don't want to
You'll get over me
Just you wait and see

Rocking Chair

I bought myself a rocking chair
I thought I should sit and get somewhere with my thinking
But thinking does me wrong

I've got an early onset midlife yearning
There's no term for the twenty-something
Who looks for meaning to find that there is none

So I come on over to your house 
And I listen up while you spell it out 
And I'm screaming fix me 
Won't you fix me please

I wish I could feel better
Oh I try
I'd be a little truthful
But I'd die
I wish I could feel better
Yes I try
I'd be a little truthful
I would die
I would die

Friday's gone and Monday's learning
Is to live with grace for every person
And give it away 
Give it away for free

I need to soak up more 
Some more attention 
I'm like a sponge with depression 
I'm dried out I'm cried out 
I'm lonely

So I come on over to your house 
And I listen up while you spell it out 
And I'm screaming fix me 
Won't you fix me please

I wish I could feel better
Oh I try
I'd be a little truthful
But I'd die
I wish I could feel better
Yes I try
I'd be a little truthful
I would die
I would die

You want me to give up all my stories
Want me to give up all my glories 
But I only came here to lie down
You've got me sitting in your chair 
You've got me paying all your fares
I think it's pouring
I think it's pouring 

So I come on over to your house 
And I listen up while you spell it out 
And I'm screaming fix me 
Won't you fix me please

I wish I could feel better
Oh I try
I'd be a little truthful
But I'd die
I wish I could feel better
Yes I try
I'd be a little truthful
I would die
I would die
I try

 

Fall of the Meek

I wanted to prove you all wrong
I'm not messed up (x2)

I wanted to hear you say
You've got it all (x2)

But you cry
What's it for 
You say you're down
Aren't we all

I wanted to make you scream
Make you sweat 
I wanted to make you scream
You're not there yet

I wanted to show you the struggle
See you roar (x2)

But you cry
What's it for 
You say you're down
Aren't we all

So you come to me when you're feeling weak
And you come to me when you fall three feet 
You're down on your knees
Down on your knees 
And you call on me, you call on the meek
You come to me, you're feeling weak
You come to me when you fall three feet 
You're down on your knees
Down on your knees
You fall 

We could surprise ourselves
We all survive ourselves (x2)
Hey

Alley Cat

I can't bring myself to type these lyrics they're so bad.

Tell me stories

I get up, I go out 
Nothing changes in this old town
Same places I've always been
I get up, I go out
Nothing changes in this old town
Same faces I've always seen

Tell me stories with happy endings
Tell me stories tonight

You see this, it grew
From the seeds of my troubles
Into something beautiful
When it's hard you don't believe
Any good could come of it
We could be beautiful

If you tell me stories with happy endings
Tell me stories tonight
Tell me stories with happy endings
Tell me I'm going to be alright

And the dreams they'll come
They will come for us soon enough

I get up, take a walk
Round the streets of my mind
It's ok to be lonely sometimes 
I get up, take a walk
Round the streets of my mind
We all get lonely sometimes

 

Crazy Kate

Dry your eyes now darling
There's no need to cry
Shelter's waiting for you
Just be brave enough to try
There's a courage sitting
Right there in your bones
You can speak the truth now 
Outside these four walls

Crazy Kate, there's something more to life than this (x2)
Say you want to escape
You know it's all so hit and miss
Say you want to escape 
And I will help you

You can't walk on water
You can't heal the world
You're not the clean up mission
You're not daddy's little girl
Go out and meet the truth
Go out and find a man
One who'll try and keep you
One who'll catch you if he can 

Crazy Kate, there's something more to life than this (x2)
Say you want to escape
You know it's all so hit and miss
Say you want to escape 
And I will help you

If you seek then you will find
You've just got to sit inside that troubled mind
Kate, it's going to be alright
You've just got to let it
Go let it

Crazy Kate, there's something more to life than this (x2)
Say you want to escape
You know it's all so hit and miss
Say you want to escape 
And I will help you

 

Over you

I'm gonna sulk the house down
I'm gonna let the light out
I'm going to make love to my duvet
Spill drinks down myself

It's gonna do me no favours
Watching repeats of Friends and Neighbours
But I will draw up all the curtains
Beat down on myself

Over you
Over you

It's going to be a tall tale
About this heart that's up for sale
And I'm gonna stick a sign in the garden
Oh I'll advertise myself 

It's will be the greatest story
About our love in it's former glory
I will bore everyone around me
I'll even bore myself

Over you
Over  

We two, were clinging together
We two, were singing whatever
We two, were holding the others down
It's easier to say it out loud

I'm gonna kiss the other boys
Compare your face
Compare you voice
And I'm gonna roll around in pastures new
Forgetting about myself

Over you
Over