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Good Weird Feeling

Truth Untold | Smokescreen(Come And Get Me) | Radios In Heaven | I Would Be Your Man | Satisfied | Break The Bed | Oh Sorrow, Oh Shame | Eat My Brain | The Last Drink | Anybody Else But Me | Mercy To Go | Leave It There | We'll Talk |

Truth Untold+

Awaken from your slumber
And get up for the train
You were caught at the station
And waiting for the rain
Well I call and you answer
And I answer you again
So remember to answer
Remember the way it ends

The truth untold
Will always lie between us
We may never unfold
The way our lives have brought us here

Now send out all your letters
And write it in the sky
For worse and for better
Forever you and I
Then surrender all the ammo
And gather all your charms
'Cause it's gonna burn you
And it's gonna blind you
And it's gonna tear you
Arm from arm

The truth untold
Will always lie between us
We may never unfold
The way our lives have brought us here

Can we get on this together
Is it time to pull the wire?
Well I'm gonna learn to unwind you
And I'm gonna earn your faith entire

The truth untold
Will always lie between us
We may never unfold
The way our lives have brought us here

Smokescreen(Come And Get Me)*

Smokescreen, oil patch, road full of thumb tacks, stilletto umbrella
Steel bowler hat and spectacles made of bulletproof glass
Armour in the rat race, vaseline for when it chafes, pepper spray necklace, aerosol mace
The mail's got to get there so puppy gets it in the face

You can come and get me
You can come and get me

Metal teeth, bowie sheath, rust-proofing underneath
Catching paint on the speckled drop sheet
Canteen for the desert and I'm packing a piece
Signal flares in bunches, antacid for the brunches
Straight out of karate lessons to register these hands as weapons

You can come and get me
You can come and get me

Dirty secrets up for sale
Blackmail negatives in the mail
Run into the river when the hound is on the trail
Gelignite full of nails
Tax accountants moving paper mountains, try to get at me in the fortified houses
I'm in the courtyard dancing naked in the fountain

You can come and get me
You can come and get me

Radios Of Heaven*

Now I rush to the finger of light
I guess I tore my head off
I hope there's something waiting for me
To make my exit pay-off
Taste and smell and touch
Have faded from pollution
As a last resort I chose the stupidest solution
The first thing I did when I got in gate
Was crank up the left-hand dial
I got there first
The track star seemed to take a while
Now I can dance like Nureyev
With these wings on my body
St. Peter complains that it's too loud down in the lobby

And I hear the voice of God
He's brillant on the microphone
And the radio in heaven
Can make a heathen feel at home

All these notes flying out play havoc with my heart
Every word sung is both emotional & smart
There's a gorgeous sunset
Happening on the airwaves
I really want you to hear this song one day
So you behave

And I hear the voice of God
He's brillant on the microphone
And the radio in heaven
Can make a heathen feel at home
At home

I Would Be Your Man+

Could it be you're the one?
Maybe I'm now the lucky guy
Or should I turn and run?
It's so easy to see that I

Could wash your feet
And fill your womb
And I would be your man
Well it hurts to know but I don't think I can

Is it gonna hurt if we try?
Is this the calm before the flood
Well we may skip like stones
Or you could pull me from the mud

And I would wash your feet
And fill your womb
And I would be your man
Well it hurts to know but I don't think I can

I will miss the songs and stories
And the things you brought in
Could it be it's been so long
I can't love you, I've forgotten how
I'm shy, once bitten
Though I'm desperate I keep my place
If nothing is written
Must you leave me without a trace?

When I would wash your feet
And fill your womb
And I would be your man
Well it hurts to know but I don't think I can

Satisfied*

Add it to the list of square-jawed decisions I refuse to make for the same reason
San Fransiscans don't leave on account of an earthquake
There are textbook moves and trails to blaze
No shortage of advice
So I'm blindly staying put
Like a deer caught in the headlights

After all these songs (I'm satisfied)
I could be horribly wrong (I'm satisfied)
'Til disaster comes along (I'm satisfied)

Taken in the back to get my ear chewing
Better that than learn
They'll be wiping simple smiles off my face
Until it's someone else's turn
I like the smell and endure the taste
Of everything that's cheaper
And when he asks me, "Did you have a good time?"
I'll say, "Get the lights Mr. Grim Reaper"

After all those songs (I'm satisfied)
I could be horribly wrong (I'm satisfied)
'Til disaster comes along (I'm satisfied)

Turn on the reading light
As the room brings in the night
Completely wasted time is the time that I like

After all those songs (I'm satisfied)
I could be horribly wrong (I'm satisfied)
'Til disaster comes along (I'm satisfied)

Break The Bed+

I live under a giant cloud
Well it's my shield and it's my shroud
At home on the range
But alone in a crowd
I plug my ears when it gets too loud
So get that kinky noise out on the stage
With your spinning curls in a purple rage
The sun in our eyes
And the burning sage
You're all alone then you turn the page

Could it be? Yeah it could be
Could it be that you're for me
I'm looking right to your head
Talking to you seems to wake the dead
With what now you just said
I think we're gonna break the bed

Hands in the air & knees on the ground
Don't be surprised if I fall around
We were over the water
When the plane went down
It was over my head and you let me drown

Could it be? Yeah it could be
Could it be that you're for me
I'm looking right to your head
Talking to you is gonna wake the dead
With what now you just said
I think we're gonna break the bed

Oh Sorrow, Oh Shame*

Drinking like a teenager
Using up the kleenex
Staring at the CD rack asking myself which fuzzbox band would sound the best
I try on your lipstick
I try on your clothes
I wanna be you for a little while
And I'm freaked out enough to bloody my own nose

Oh sorrow, oh shame
Take me by the shoulders
Shake me to the brains
Oh sorrow, oh shame
I've locked myself in a room again

A glossy of you next to my face
Looking in the mirror
I see us frozen like cavemen discovered together in a thousand years
Every little town
Has its three-legged cat
I'm happy to live that way
Cause no one expects me to catch the rat

Oh sorrow, oh shame
Take me by the shoulders
Shake me to the brain
Oh sorrow, oh shame
I've locked myself in a room

I cross myself and do my best "Acid Queen"
A cross between a dime-store witch
And a whirling painted Martin Sheen
I try on your lipstick
I try on your hose
I wanna be you for a little while
I'm freaked out enough to bloody my own nose

Oh sorrow, oh shame
Take me by the shoulders
Shake me to the brain
Oh sorrow, oh shame
I've locked myself in a room again

Eat My Brain+

My droopy-eyed Madonna
A triple fire alarm
All the other rogues & darlings
Get sent to the farm

I don't need to deceive you
'Cause I feel no pain
Maybe I should let you
Come on & eat my brain

There's an art to perception
So see it as you will
Can you adjust my reception?
Just give me the latest pill

I don't need to deceive you
'Cause I feel no pain
Maybe I should let you
Come on & eat my brain

I know you tried to forget me
Well today is remembrance day
So if you're willing then let me
It's time to make your play

I don't need to deceive you
'Cause I feel no pain
Maybe I should let you
Come on & eat my brain

The Last Drink*

Carrying your ashes from bar to bar
I'm in a mess & you're in a Mason jar
With you under my arm like a football
I'm not ready to let go & that is all
you were never big on conversation and that hasn't changed since your cremation

And I feel most times like you do
You know I feel most times like you do

I wish that I was hardnosed
Fight a forest fire with a garden hose
And be brave enough right now to start on something new
You were right there in the urn light as a feather
If my hands weren't shaky I'd glue you back together
This watering hole was our favourite stop
So I'll take off the lid and pour a drink down the top, for you
And I'll pull down on that magic lever
That makes it stay the past forever

And I feel most times like you do
You know I feel most times like you do

Someone's stabbed my voodoo doll
Now it hurts each time that nature calls
And you're lucky that nature's finished calling out to you
You were down to your very last little belt loop
But you were tougher than a pitbull in the paratroops
And if you're afraid of getting hurt you suffer more ills
Like the hypochondriac who dies choking on his pills
So I should swallow really hard & deal with this pain
Cause I'm as wasted as a neatfreak in a hurricane

And I feel most times like you do
You know I feel most times like you do

I thought I was the one that died
And this was heaven's weird amusement ride
But you pinched me in the dream & I saw it wasn't true
So I'm dumping your ashes on the floor
And we'll laugh as people slip on you while coming in this door
And I'll drink on what you said to stop my feet draggin'
"No one dog's bark should ever stop the wagon

Anybody Else But Me+

You may love me
But you won't have me
Seems like you sleep with anybody else but me
I may love you
But I won't have you
And I'm gonna sleep with anybody else but you
So leave your clothes between the sheets
With anybody else but me
Taste the salty, taste the sweet
Of anybody else but you
Walking around town hand in hand
With anybody else but me
Making out in the boiling sand
With anybody else but you

And now the ground is shaking
Breaking us in pieces
I'm the spy next door
My vigil never ceases

So put the key under the plant
For anybody else but me
I call you up and let you say you can't
With anybody else but you
Watch "Sunset Boulevard" in black & white
With anybody else but me
Sleep in the yard on a starry night
With anybody else but you

And now the ground is shaking
Breaking us in pieces
I'm the spy next door
My vigil never ceases...

Mercy To Go*

My heart's getting bigger so I need a new pant size
When you're the tower of strength people climb up your backside
So you don't stay that way too long
You're only temporarily strong

I've got mercy, mercy to go
I've got mercy, mercy to go
& then it's all gone

You don't swim up and grab a drowning man
'Cause he'll use you as a life raft if he can
It's better to hold a out a branch
Then the tree, and then the whole ranch

'Cause I've got mercy, mercy to go
I've got mercy, mercy to go
I've got mercy, mercy to go
& then it's all gone

As I mature I learn to speak my mind
On the other hand I learn to be patient & let it ride
Between these two traits is a line
You step on it all of the time
Why do these things always happen to you?
I wish I had the time to let them swallow me too
When we count up all of our wounds
You're the desert, I'm one of the dunes

I never met a manipulator that wasn't paranoid
They see in themselves what in others they should avoid
All the devious plans aren't there
Ghosts fly out from under their hair
And I get to hear about it, and it comes in heavy waves
And I'm lying under your downer, with no breathing space

And I've still got mercy, mercy to go
And when it's all gone
I guess it's all gone

Leave It There+

Sail into the holy land
Stick your flag in the air
Metal dressed-up conqueror
Make murder everywhere

Put your sword in the stone
And leave it there
'Cause when you pulled it out
You started a nightmare

One day the seas will rise up
And cover all the land
All these giant buildings
Will be buried in the sand
Or maybe under granite
Or crushed beneath the snow
One day I will walk above
And you will lay below

So put the sword in the stone
And leave it there
'Cause when you pulled it out
You started a nightmare
Leave it there
Leave it there
Leave it there

The statue of the hero
On the drive alone
Says that if you lose yourself
You will gain the throne

So put the sword in the stone
And leave it there
'Cause when you pulled it out
You started a nightmare

We'll Talk*

Your tear walked down from my fingertip
Like a ladybug sidetracked from it's fated trip
We never got to the touching & feeling
'Cause the skin's too sensitive when the wounds are healing
Like ice cream too close to the playground
I'm no good for you but you still want me around
If you pick the moments when the cheeks were glowing
Well & I hope they're enough to keep you going

& we'll talk & we'll talk & we'll talk 'til we understand enough
& we'll talk & we'll talk & we'll talk 'til every word's used up
& we'll talk & we'll talk & we'll talk like this was the toughest love
& then we'll fall asleep

Your pain begins at the point of trust
Like life begins at the very flashpoint of lust
There's sun and moon in every movement
You can live with it or expect improvement

& we'll talk & we'll talk & we'll talk 'til we understand enough
& we'll talk & we'll talk & we'll talk 'til every word's used up
& we'll talk & we'll talk & we'll talk like this was the toughest love
& then we'll fall asleep

& into our dreams
Where we won't have to figure out
What anything means
& in there we can do whatever I choose
But I'm faithful when there's no way I can lose

& we'll talk & we'll talk & we'll talk 'til we understand enough
& we'll talk & we'll talk & we'll talk 'til every word's used up
& we'll talk & we'll talk & we'll talk like this was the toughest love
& then we'll fall asleep

* -- Sung by Craig Northey
+ -- Sung by Steven Drake