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EPs 92-94


Birds Without Wings | L's Song | The Light | Shine | Brick Walls
The Rice | Wisdom | Lovers | 4:AM | Coming Down


Birds Without Wings
wishing that something would happen
a change in this place
'cos I'm tearing off the fancy wrapping
find an empty package

take for a while
your trumpet from your lip
loosen your hold loosen your grip
on your old ways
that have fallen out of step
in a changing time
hoist a new flag
hoist a new flag

angry sun burn down
judging us all
guilty of neglect and disrespect
and thinking small

and death by boredom
and death by greed
if we can't stop taking
more than we need

but across the fractured landscape
I see the same things
tired ideas
birds without wings

birds without wings
birds without wings

and these are just thoughts
of lack lustre times
I've no interest
in excuses you can find

like you've had a hard day
now you're too tired to care
now you're too tired to care
you've had a hard day

well across the fractured landscape
I see the same things
tired ideas broken values
many with the notion
that to share is to lose
a hollow people bound by a lack
of imagination and too much looking back
without the courage to give a new thing a chance
grounded by this ignorance

(and the cat comes)
We're just,
birds without wings
birds without wings
birds without wings

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L's Song
I love your nervous fingers
Won't you fumble all night long
Let the morning air sting us
To rise and stumble on
And down the crooked pavements
The wind blows my thoughts like a leaf
The brittle bell chimes
And fortune smiles its broken teeth

And the many rivered land
Grateful for the rain
I'd be grateful for one morsel
Of your lovin' again

Summer restless summer
Won't let sleeping dogs lie
Your barbed voice
Re-awakens time gone by
Owls face fine boned
Parched land dry stone
Thunders muttered promise
Impatient gull on the scented wind
Your grey eyes startling
Rain nearly upon us

And the many rivered land
Grateful for the rain
I'd be grateful for one morsel
Of your lovin' again

And the many rivered land
Grateful for the rain
I'd be grateful for one morsel
I'd be grateful for one morsel
I'd be grateful for one morsel
Of your lovin' again

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The Light
You turn out the light
and the dark sucks on the embers of the fire
that shoulders in the night
and these tumbling boulders of desire
come rolling off the shadows of me

You say I thought time was meant to take away the hurtin'
as your lonely silhouette closes the curtain
back on the road destination uncertain
so lets get in this car and drive
and this feeling I feel so strong
so powerful it can't be wrong
now the whole frosted night is just a song
song for you

And the moon is splashed right over the street
like my tears on your thighs so pale
its just you and me in the sheets
and I hope the whole wide world is just a jail
when you're away from me

And its rolling on by
here come the night
turn out the light
and the dark sucks on the embers of the fire
that smoulders in the night tumbling boulders of desire
rolling, rolling...
rolling out the shadows of me
turn out the light

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Shine
I can see it in your eyes
what I know in my heart is true
that our love it has faded
like the summer run through
so we'll walk down the shoreline
one last time together
feel the wind blow our wanderin' hearts
like a feather
but who knows what's waiting
in the wings of time
dry your eyes
we gotta go where we can shine

Don't be hiding in sorrow
or clinging to the past
with your beauty so precious
and the season so fast
no matter how cold the horizon appear
or how far the first night
when I held you near
you gotta rise from these ashes
like a bird of flame
step out of the shadow
we've gotta go where we can shine

For all that we struggle
for all we pretend
it don't come down to nothing
except love in the end
and ours is a road
that is strewn with goodbyes
but as it unfolds
as it all unwinds
remember your soul is the one thing
you can't compromise
take my hand
we're gonna go where we can shine
we're gonna go where we can shine
we're gonna go where we can shine

(and look, and look)
Through the windows of midnight
moonfoam and silver

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Brick Walls
I just don't care
Dont care at all
I banged my head too long
On these brick walls

Every seed I sow
Shudders and falls
Perishes between
These brick walls

And I feel like the last hair
On a head gone bald
No point being there
No point at all

How many more years
Years till they fall
All the blind eyes and deaf ears
Hey and these brick walls

These brick walls
These brick walls
These brick walls
These brick walls

And I'm long past worrying
And I'm long past being apalled
I know history is hurrying on
And time can't be stalled

So don't try to run no
Before you can crawl
Just wait and
The time will come
Yeah for these brick walls

These brick walls
These brick walls
These brick walls
These brick walls

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The Rice
The draughts blew cold
Under the door
When we threw our clothes
To the kitchen floor

The broccoli boils
In a pan on the gas stove
Where we stand
Won't you take this
Spatula in your hand

Let the rice burn
It cannot defer my love for you
We have no concern
Under the hem of the night
Under the hem of the night

Out on the roof
Over havoc streets
With the sky a blanket
Each sweet kiss
So melodramatic embroidered by shadow
By the fridge I reminisce

Let the rice burn
It cannot defer my love for you
We have no concern
Under the hem of the night
Under the hem of the night

We stagged a doorway
And all of a sudden
The drum of the rain
On the heather hills
Now everything's changed
Now our silence is bitter
And you are all unhinged

Let the rice burn
It cannot defer my love for you
We have no concern
Under the hem of the night
Under the hem of the night

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Wisdom
time no good
wisdom no good
patience no good
to me anymore

now night has fallen on the stair
some things you do you can never repair
seems I'm always pretending
things aren't there when they are

and the leaves are nearly off the trees
and the traffic's thick past yellow windows
and I'm lost inside the frozen headlights
thinking of you

time no good
wisdom no good
patience no good
to me anymore

and the trees are looking like bones
and the afternoon's filled with storm and rain
I'm staring out of this metal train
thinking of you

and the trees are looking like bones
and the afternoon's filled with storm and rain
and I知 tangled up in memory's thorns
no way through

time no good
wisdom no good
patience no good
to me anymore

trees like bones, yellow windows
memories, thorns, oh and you

time no good
wisdom no good
patience no good
to me anymore

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Lovers
We are lovers girl
me and you
small faced lovers girl oh
you know its true

Get through the winter time
and the spring sun starts to grow
I'm your white faced lover girl
oh don't you know

You're so warm with me
i never feel the cold
what have you done with me i've never felt this old

come through the orange summer
and stand and watch the red leaves fall
maybe by next summertime
we'll have forgotten it all

ah
we are lovers girl
me and you
small faced girl
you know it's true

come through the orange summer
and stand and watch the red leaves fall
maybe by next summertime
we'll have forgotten it all

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4am
4 o'clock in the morning
Moon on the sea
The night is rattling
With burglar alarms oh yeah

The night is blue
The night is blue
Flower by your windowside
Autumn is graceful
I'm laden with memory
And the wind has died

7 o'clock in the evening
Watching the TV show
Tears from your dark eyes
Your head against the sunset
And the harbour below

It's the cruellest thing
The cruellest thing
That i've ever known
Its time and circumstance
Taking their toll
There's no stones being thrown

Your bed was a warm bed
A warm bed in a cold room
Always the same pictures on the wall
And some love in the morning
With your dog at your pillow
And a half empty bottle of baby oil

7 o'clock in the evening
Moon on the sea
Oh the night is rattling
With burglar alarms
Oh the're ringing out for me

It's the cruellest thing
The cruellest thing
That i've ever known
Its time and circumstance
Taking their toll
There's no stones being thrown

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Coming down
Tears falling slow
from the bridge
into the river below
in your eyes, I start to see
a starry veil,
the ocean of infinity

Moon and stars above me
mingle with the blood
inside my vein
these empty arms
that should be
holding you close
through nights of winter rain
I知 trying to spell
what only the wind can explain
it's colder than ever
coming down

I知 drowning in shallows
cos its in so deep
there's neon melting in the rain
took too much powder too sleep
cos when I hold you naked
when I see you laugh
I got a sword to stem the rivers
and cut the moon in half

Frozen stars above me
mingle with the blood
inside my vein
empty arms that should be
holding you close
through nights of winter rain
I知 trying to spell
what only the wind can explain
it's colder than ever
coming down

We danced wild
kicked off our shoes
not a cloud
in the skies to confuse
now the sky is cold
the sea is wide
and there's nothing to be done
'cept reflecting the sun
and scratching the mountainside

Frozen stars above me
mingle with the blood
inside my vein
empty arms that should be
holding you close
through nights of winter rain
I知 trying to spell
what only the wind can explain
it's colder than ever
coming down
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