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Ghost Heart

I place my hand
In the ghost of your hand
I rest my head
On the ghost of your chest
My ghost heart
Still beats with yours
When I miss you

I laugh our laughs
Though you're not here
Cry for the little things
I know you'd never shed a tear
But my ghost heart
Still beats with yours
When I miss you

I held on the first time I could feel
But love changes if you grip in fear

I hope your hope
Is running and safe
If you find peace with her
Would you please send some my way
My ghost hand
It's still holding yours
When I miss you 

My ghost heart
It beats with yours
When I miss you 

 

Dance of the Dunes

I'm storm in your teacup
The dirt on your dishes
Those knees under cover
Toothpaste on your mirror
I'm the great abandoner
The psychotic villain
Tonight, it's too late

You hold me tightly
Between those bad dreams
But when you're awake
You're a nightmare to me
I'm like that old t-shirt
All worn at the seams
Tonight, it's too late

So I won't put fences up
Rings on your finger, no
I won't ask years of you
Just let me linger
What can a lover do
If you refuse to dance to the same tune

I miss your arm
Thrown over my body
The way that you move
The way you laugh for me
I miss your angry face
Saturday mornings
Tonight it's too late

Darling you taught me a painful old lesson
I saw how love isn't an answer to reason
I'll sleep in my bed of books
You'll be believing
Tonight it's too late

So I'll hold my bones
Be glad there's no witnesses
Leave it alone
Oh my heart could take a stitch
You'll fly away
Put the sand in your sandwiches

We'll sever those ties
You're still in the hand I hold
Little white lies
Undid all the truth I told
Begs the belief in the things that I think I know
Oh what do I know

Determined to leave when I put up resistance
Determined to stay when I drop my insistence
I misread the rulebook
You missed the big picture
Tonight, it's too late

 

The Beloved

Didn't you hold me down across the bed
Didn't you take my face and kiss my head
Didn't you tell me that you'd never loved
As hard as we could

Didn't I look at you as if I had
Never seen such a lovely thing
I know I did
Didn't I tell you things I'd never said
Across the pillow

It goes
My memory
Down the longest road
And I'm left chasing
It goes
My memory
Down the longest road
And I'm left chasing you

Didn't we snake around
Our curled up legs
Didn't we serve up smiles
At six p.m.
Didn't we cry together
Didn't we wash each others bodies clean

It goes
My memory
Down the longest road
And I'm left chasing
It goes
My memory
Down the longest road
And I'm left chasing you

Didn't we play with spite
Didn't we take
Over, over, talking never listening
Didn't we judge our pain
Didn't we break
Under, under, slowly going under

Til the bluest sea
Turned to black
And you saw me sinking
Still you didn't throw a hand
Didn't we wash it up
To the rocks
Til our feet were raw 

It goes
My memory
Down the longest road
And I'm left chasing
It goes
My memory
Down the longest road
And I'm left chasing you

Didn't I mourn for you
Don't I still
A love that hits so hard
I'm wondering if I always will
Don't you turn your eyes
Up to mine
Ever, in your mind

 

Scandalous Kings

I see a land that's taken
Yeah you've got an education
In all the wrong things
Now you want to be scandalous kings

They're the ones who'll take you
They're the ones who'll rate you down
You're a blot on the landscape
In house shaped pounds
And life is always going to catch you out

Why don't you stop
Could you stop for a minute
Could you think for a minute more
Spit out your hatred
It tastes so bitter and worn
Lately, I throw excuses around
These are our mistakes
We own them now
And life is always going to catch you out

The stories in the street
We steal them in our sleep
We toss and turn
Jumpstart our hearts
We hold our lovers
Oh it would be fine
The thought of yours and mine
Fixing all our truths upon each others shoulders 

 I see a land that's taken
Yeah you've got an education
In all the wrong things
Now you want to be Kings and Queens

They're the ones who'll take you
They're the ones who'll rate you down
These are our mistakes
We own them now
And life is always going to catch you out

 

88

I closed the book on childish love
On puffed out chests and God above
I put my screams into the weave
Of sex stained bedsheets

She raises eyes and something else
Collecting hearts like beads of hail
She never asked me if I danced
And yet, she turned me

Over to another day
My hands caught out on drying paint
I lost my sense between her legs
It happens to the best of us

You were my first time, pretender
At getting love right, remember?

He reads me lines from Algernon
And my mind feels as beat as his
The smiles we laced still haunt the halls
We sneaked a front seat

To his favourite band, and I'm over it
Watched him singalong to the Dixie Chicks
He raised the corners
Licked his lips
Before he turned me

Over to another day
My hips still creak, the bitter taste
I lost my sense a hundred times
In that old one bed getting high

You were my first time, pretender
At getting love right, remember?

They moved the bench in Berkley Square
Where I spilled tears and we split hairs
On staying here or flying there
What a way to kill a lunchbreak

Our numbers never came along
From an 88, to a 51
So we drank expensive wine from cheap pop bottles

And those are times I'll take with me
I'll laugh along to a movie screen
At films you wish you'd never seen

You were my first time, pretender
At getting love right, remember?

 

Hush

I'll speak it boldly I've been so lonely
Dancing with shadows
Running from arrows at night 

And I know that you know
It's so like you

To know what I'm feeling and misplace the meaning
I'm too tired
To keep on explaining it right

And I know that you know
It's so like you

To say that you're sorry
I hope you'll hold me
In your arms tonight

And you say that your love
It won't hold out longer, no

It's so like you to know
It's so like you

And you say you needed
More than I could show

It's so like you to know
It's so like you

And I pray cos I'm sorry
Hope you'll hold me
In your arms tonight

Hush now say that you don't mean it
Hush I'll say that I don't mean it (x2)
In the night, in the night, in the night, in the night I miss you (x2)

Hush now say that you don't mean it
 

Hold your Promises

He turned over the leaves
In his eyes, in his sleep
He read lines
Wasted days
Chased his tongue through his teeth
He was bold he was weak for her
A boy of haste

These are the pains of not having loved
Scored out on boards where we chalk it up

She served riddles in passing
Her truth kept in boxes with locks
Their hunger crashed
To be right, to embrace
To make certain of waiting around
For some great change

These are the pains of not having loved
Scored out on boards where we chalk it up

So hold your promises
Don't come around and file your heart down on my shoulder (x2)

Are you coming to New York
Are you coming to my door

He puts out coasters for his bloodstains
As every plan he lays goes awry
She stands tapping
The foot that never settles
The eyes that never fully meet his eyes
Their cards start folding

These are the pains of not having loved
Scored out on boards where we chalk it up

So hold your promises
Don't come around and file your heart down on my shoulder (x2)

Are you coming to New York
Are you coming to my door

It's the pieces that you never knew
Are going to take hold of you

They lay blame as if it's currency
If I were you and you were me
Then no-one would know how the truth got shifted
Awkwardly into a place
Where words don't hit the tongue the same
He says, she says, what is missing 

It's the pieces that you never knew
Are going to take hold of you

So hold your promises
Don't come around and file your heart down on my shoulder (x2)

Are you coming to New York
Are you coming to my door

It's the pieces that you never knew
The pieces that you never new

The pieces that you never knew
Are going to take hold of you

 

It's the least that you can do

I can't seem to get the balance right
I can't seem to get my head screwed tight
I feel like I'm sinking
If the point is just swimming

 I can't seem to find my love for you
Underneath all the things that I should do
And I feel like I'm lying
If it's all or nothing

Remind me why I have to be alone again
Remind me why I have to be alone
There's gaps in my understanding

It's the least that you can do
To hold my body til the fear stops shaking it
It's the least that I can say
I love you, I love you
Even though I'm faking

I fell down a gap in the apple tree
I sat in my heart waiting for a beat
I could cling to
I could cling to

Now my stupid words they stick like tar
My mouth is dried out
Where to start
I was surely mistaken
I was surely mistaken

Remind me why I have to be alone again
Remind me why I have to be alone
There's gaps in my understanding

It's the least that you can do
To hold my body til the fear stops shaking it
It's the least that I can say
I love you, I love you
Even though I'm faking

In my breathing space
I found that I miss your face
Though I say that I'm fine
But I'm so lonely
You're so lonely
You're so

There's gaps in my understanding 

It's the least that you can do
To hold my body til the fear stops shaking it
It's the least that I can say
I love you, I love you
Even though I'm faking it

 

Penny

I spilled red wine on your mother's carpet
Broke the front door, hands in pockets
You ran round the lake but only came back angry
Late that year, an ask on the table
I wasn't listening, you were ungrateful
We blew up the Christmas tree

It wasn't meant to be me
Getting married
Making babies, baby
It wasn't meant to be you
Building houses
Saving pennies
Oh Penny

I made haste and my bones got brittle
You stole Henry and my favourite pillow
I ran round the houses but I came back angry
Shaky silence, it was over
Legacy lines about a fucking sofa
Love boiled down to a seating arrangement

It wasn't meant to be me
Getting married
Making babies, baby
It wasn't meant to be you
Building houses
Saving pennies
Oh Penny

So what you doing now
And tell me how you've been
So are you happy now
Who are you sleeping with 

I cried needles and tried to forget it
Your short memory served you an edit
But I remember better than the elephant perched in the corner
I had words at Notting Hill station
My mouth stalled, your ears didn't want them
 I know time, it's the greatest stealer

It wasn't meant to be me
Getting married
Making babies, baby
It wasn't meant to be you
Building houses
Saving pennies
Oh Penny

You said home was wherever I lay
Maybe I shouldn't leave the door ajar
You said I was the best part of your day
However you go, darling just go far

 

Sleeping on your own

You never wanted any more than this lot
Guided by their rules
Well I do
I do

Explaining, it's not that easy
To a mind refused
But I do
I do

And you're sleeping on your own tonight

I get twisted by your anger
At a world that's cruel
What's new
What's new

No you'll never know them
They don't know you
And now it's getting harder to tell the truth

That you're sleeping on your own tonight
You're sleeping on your own tonight

Why'd you never want to call me
Why'd you always have to tell me lies

Are you coming up
Are you coming over
(x8)

You're sleeping on your own tonight
You're sleeping on your own tonight

Suddenly the cracks appear and your bones are breaking in
Suddenly my sight is clear
I feel your skin

You never wanted any more than this lot
Guided by their rules
Well I do
I do

Explaining, it's not that easy
To a mind refused
But I do
I do

And you're sleeping on your own tonight
You're sleeping on your own tonight
You're sleeping on your own tonight
You're sleeping on your own tonight

 

Is it Love

Won't you say the words that you're meant to say
Tear the winter up
I am on my way
Oh the light that danced on your pretty face
It's making my heart bounce

But your kiss dried up with the setting sun
And I'm falling down
Yeah I'm on my knees
And I'm begging please
Please

Is it love, love, love
Is it everything and in-between
Darling if it's love, love, love
You don't know what it means
(x2)

Won't you put your hands in my steady hands
When you say the word
Why do I dance this dance
Oh you know that I'm tethered
Throw me a line
Pick up your heartstrings
You'll be alright
I tame myself
Just to please your soul

But your kiss dried up with the setting sun
And I'm falling down
Yeah I'm on my knees
And I'm begging please
Please

Is it love, love, love
Is it everything and in-between
Darling if it's love, love, love
You don't know what it means
(x2)