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King Of The Heap | No Warning | Are You Listening? | Evolution Time | Eternal Ecstasy | Family Tree | Wendy Under The Stars | Truth Or Dare | Love Is The Subject | Trees | Domesticated Blind | Big White Wall | Horsehead Nebula |

King Of The Heap*

There was bread
Now it's crumbs
Inside each head
There's a piece that's small and dumb
When something's big and beautiful give it time
I'll make it small and dirty
Just to make it mine

I'll make it mine
I'll be King of the Heap
I'll make it mine
I'll be King of the Heap

There were pools
Now they're murk
Gold dust in mud and
Now all our play is work
Aggression is on every lip like stones on violins
Losing is the end result
Of far too many wins

I'll make it mine
I'll be King of the Heap
I'll make it mine
I'll be King of the Heap
It's bulldozing time
While you're asleep
I'll make it mine
I'll be King of the Heap

Turn the wheel and breathe the blackened sky
Hollow out and suck the marrow dry
Now it's gone

Hey them there hills
Will soon be holes
I will wear them down with files of gain and greed and goals
Under grass and rocks and dirt
It's warm inside the earth
That is where I'm going
I'm gonna pack it in my purse

And make it mine
I'll be King of the Heap
I'll make it mine
I'll be King of the Heap
It's bulldozing time
While you're asleep
I'll make it mine
I'll be King of the Heap
Turn the wheel
Turn the wheel
Breathe the blackened sky
Turn the wheel
Turn it, turn the wheel

No Warning+

You so much feel for the one you love
Not knowing when is somewhere bound
Caught in the seaming seeing of your beauty form

She is not an unknown emotion
She is an ocean of love
Should I tell her about it?
As if she doesn't know
No warning no
No warning no

Wrecked by a kiss on a nightime made
Shattered by the touch on a shoulder blade
Then through this doorway stare 4,000 eyes right to your soul

She is not an unknown emotion
She is an ocean of love
Should I tell her about it?
As if she doesn't know
No warning no
No warning, no warning, no warning at all

She is not an unknown emotion
She is an ocean of love
Should I tell her about it?
As if she doesn't know
No warning no
No warning no

Are You Listening+

Driving home, staring, utter boredom
Are you really listening?
Say "yes" or "no" in all the right places
Now your eyes are blistering
Are these things of fascination
Or are they just chatter?
Will you have to slap my face
To find out that you matter?

I saw fighting on the sidewalk
She was down and crying
As he punched her in the mouth
Her fingers white with prying
Then he took his crash helmet
And smashed in her friend's cheekbone
Yes you can stop I think she heard you
I think she's got your message

Though it's not the friendliest of conversation
Violence demands your participation
And now you're watching as it sweeps the nation under

Evolution Time*

Double speak
Well hold it a minute
You will defend your stake in it
Please pretend and keep crusading
It's the only way to make sure that you
Look foolish and
History sets precedents
Unless you change and use your common sense
Monkey see and monkey do again
Dump this way of life you must change

If you want to be saved
It's evolution time
If you want to be saved
It's evolution time

Nature below and
Us above
Frontiers are gone so lets not be tough
It's this the downside up style thinking
We are cannibals in our debauch of food and drink and...

If you want to be saved
It's evolution time
If you want to be saved
It's evolution time

Smell the roses
No screams, no firehoses
God's not taking sides
Mr. Darwin may be right

Ooh the smiling baby will regret
What papa did to pay the rent
She'll stand and walk and dump this way of life
If it needs armed defence

If you want to be saved
It's evolution time
If you want to be saved
It's evolution time
If you want to be saved yeah saved
It's evolution time

If you want to be saved
It's evolution time
Saved

Eternal Ecstasy+

I'd like to build
A ladder right up to the sky
Then I would climb
I would climb so high
I could step right over every mile
Between you and I

To hold you in my arms would be
Eternal ecstasy
To feel your body near would be
Eternal ecstasy

Now and forever I hold you gently in my heart
But I could let you be
Can you deny
What you believe could make you blind to the things that I can see

To hold you in my arms would be
Eternal ecstasy
To feel your body near would be
Eternal ecstasy

I would never trade a moment
For a lifelong friend
I see the sundown all alone

To hold you in my arms would be
Eternal ecsasy
To feel your body near would be
Eternal ecstasy
Ecstasy

Family Tree*

There is always someplace safer than the playground
So let's walk to our private beach at night
We could always roll these drums down the sand dunes
Into the surf and continue to think that they're safe, sealed up tight, up tight

I'll be gone before the things that I do now go wrong
Family tree is burning to heat my house a little longer

Bobbing up and down in the waves with the moonbeams
They shine like turtles' backs in bleach and I,
I hope that they'll be sinking soon under the seaweed
'Cause inside the atoms are moving and helping the fish grow extra eyes

I'll be gone before the things that I do now go wrong
Family tree is burning to heat my house a little longer
To heat my house a little longer

I'll be gone before the things that I go now go wrong
Family tree is burning to heat my house a little longer
To heat the house a little longer

Now that all the poison's taken off our red hands
It's percolating in the deep blue dump
We'll be counting pay cheques, with all the zeros
Mother of nature has gone to the doc for a test, she's found a lump

I'll be gone before the things that I do now go wrong
Family tree is burning to heat the house a little longer

I'll be gone before the things that I do now go wrong
Family tree is burning to heat the house a little longer
We'll move on to planets where we don't belong
Family tree is burning the rocket's waiting on the lawn
The rocket's waiting on the lawn

Wendy Under The Stars+

I was sitting there watching TV
Wendy came and sat on my knee
She put her finger in my ear
But I pulled it out so I could hear
What the mewsman on the television said
He said the king of rock' n roll was dead
And in the spooky television light
She said, "Don't ever forget this night"

I was fucking Wendy under the stars, the night that Elvis died

As we walked across the dew wet field
I never ever thought she would yield
To my young body's aching desire
For an older woman's well banked fire
By the left hand I was led
To the place that we would make our bed
And embracing in the blue moonlight
She said, "Don't ever forget this night"

I was fucking Wendy under the stars, the night that Elvis died

She was 31 I was 17
I found out then what passion could mean
I thought I loved her but I didn't know how
I don't love her when I see her now
With the tape deck turned up loud
She made a young man feel strong and proud
And in the coolnes of the morning light
She said, "Don't ever forget this night"

I was fucking Wendy under the stars, the night that Elvis died

Truth Or Dare*

Accept it, live with it, move on it right now
The world is sailing you must turn and face the bow
The sting of loss is stinging, voice drowned by the wind

La vérité, le courage
La vérité, le courage

Sitting on a fencepost for the last three years
Safe but sore, sound but scored, pluggin up my ears
Which door holds back the tiger?
Which string will let go the flood?
Standing still, won't move a muscle and the heat is turning up

Truth or Dare

The stick is in the spokes, so the machine is sure to break
Who's to be sure the fall won't cure the fear of something great?
Something great

Truth or Dare

Love Is The Subject*

Swords and pens and tears and blood
Emotion, demotion and skin that's so tough
If I can live through this then that is enough
Learn and earn devotion and trust

Love is the subject and nothin' else nothin' else
Life is the course love is the subject
Notes and jokes and follies so cruel
Elation, cessation and pain, that's the rule
Find me later face down in the pool
Prop me up for lesson number two

I eat and sleep and culture my person
Measure up to the yardstick she's using
Punch drunk stars like sparks in my vision
Paradise is something inhuman when

Love is the subject and nothin' else nothin' else

So much of this is quarrel
Clenching of the teeth
It's stormy on the surface
Let me underneath

Walk and talk and give up and talk on
My body hangs 'round this heart like a jacket
My stomach sinks lower preparing for worry
I'm so ready to feel good in a hurry when

Love is the subject and nothin' else nothin' else
Life is the course love is the subject

Trees+

We all know she's not alone
That doesn't mean she's not lonely
We said goodbye I felt sick inside
Leaning on a rail I watched her as she shied away

To our passion her defences held no ground
But by the light of morning kisses
I could see her face turn down
Love ain't what you're used to when you're used to being alone
The curtain is parted
You see that your emotions have grown away

Turn it around what could it be?
She lifts her eyes and smiles at me
Tasting the moment I say, could we just
Take a walk
Out through the yard
And wander through the trees
Sometime
Just you and me
Sometime

Wander through the trees
Sometime
Just you and me
Sometime soon

Domesticated Blind*

Making babies, buying houses
A French guy's name is on our trousers
We used to be such rabble rousers
Before the world revolved around us

I've been domesticated blind
Family fills my mind
There's more problems than there's time
I've been domesticated blind

Breakfast is on the kitchen counter
Here's my wife I think I'll mount her picture on my desk
Surround myself with happiness abounding

I've been domesticated blind
Family fills my mind
There's more problems than there's time
I've been domesticated blind

Took the kids to the beach again
To ignore what the tide brought in

Ain't got no time for the world around us
Exiles, martyrs, political browsers
With all these lunatic arousers
I think I'll go and hit the showers

I've been domesticated blind
Family fills my mind
There's more problems than there's time
I've been domesticated blind

Big White Wall+

The eye is catching things it will never see again
Becoming memories I will one day paint
Three feet thick, Three feet thick,
On a...

Big white wall
Big white wall

The Greenland ice is moving
Standing up, it's almost human
The truth's as strange as fiction
This life is one weird addiction
Slap my face
What is this place?
It's a...

Big white wall
I'm on a big white wall
What's this I'm on?
A big white wall
It's a big white wall

Scraping soot off a stone church roof
Looking down on a Chelsea girl
Who kicks a can into the river
It floats up to... Tell me sister
What is it? What is it?
It's a...

Big white wall
On a big white wall
It's a big white wall
On a big white wall

Horsehead Nebula+

Hey there little earth girl
Would you like to take a whirl
In my little flying saucer
We'll read Chaucer and cruise through the stellar plasma fields

We'll take flight in the starry, starry night and
Ride through the Horsehead Nebula A A A A A A
Ride through the Horsehead Nebula A A A A A A
Ride through the Horsehead Nebula
A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A
(breathing)
I love you

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