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released 10 October 2010

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Track Name: Simple Like
Simple Like
SOCAN/BMI/Radiolatte, 2005
Key Eb / BPM 108

I drank myself outta sight tonight
In plain view, out frame not focused right
I was drifting around ten thousand kites
Tied to a hundred bike

Ya know, you really can’t change anyone
And when you try, they change into someone
That you can never really rely on
With life: best to keep it simple-like

I drove myself out of town last night
Up to the hills, where the city’s craze seems foreign-like
The radio played and the air was nice
Answers bathed in light

You know you really can't ever trust anyone
Even yourself, you’ll change under pressured thumb
Regretted words that stray from our tongue
With life: best keep it simple like

Bridge: So come on, let’s get this party started
Let’s get it right from the start
Lights, camera, passion, art
Lets get it all in before the lights go dark
Come on, come on let’s get this party sparked

Guitar solo - over verse chords

Ya know, you can’t really change anyone
And when you try, they change into someone
That you can’t ever really rely on
With life: best to keep it simple like
Track Name: The Only Enemy
The Only Enemy
Radiolatte, 2005
KEY G

Esteemed speakers, reasoned in secrets
Elevators plush rugs
Lies lacquered, recorded backwards
Cocaine and cognac and a rub and a tug

Strange favours, asked and then persuaded
All muscled and tongued
Assbackwards but poised like actors
Like the best kung-fu overdubbed, well..

The only enemy is time
(Tick tock time is the master)
The only enemy is time
(Time flies and only gets faster)

Colours or quizzes which are you after?
Esthetically pleasing or little abstractions of disaster?
The who, what, where and why, that’s what Im after
To get to the studs I need to cut through the plaster, no..

The only enemy is time
(Tick tock time is the master)
No the only enemy is time
(Time flies and only gets faster)
Cover up your watches no more sunshine
(Tick tock time is the master)
No. the only enemy is time
(Time drinks and lies like a bastard)

(bridge) But, if it would just standstill Id get a clean shot thrice
One in the chest and one in each eye
Ive got the time, so ive gotta try

(G – Head-Intro)

The only enemy is time
(Tick tock time is the master)
Murder the minutes so the hours can’t fly
(Time flies and only gets faster)
Uncover your windows now its time
(Tick tock time is the master)
No the only enemy is time
(Time drinks and lies like a bastard)
Track Name: 500 Up
500 Up
SOCAN/BMI/Radiolatte, 2005
Key E / BPM 86

You and me standing by the sea
You and me we’re fleeting
You and me wade into the sea
And we wade so far that we’re fading
From the beach they’re all frantically waving

You and me swimming in the sea
You and me burning
You and me singing in the sea
The search lights they lay scheming
They search so hard but nothing

Long yellow light
Long into night
And the clouds hang lazily all day
Sweet brown skin
Cool to my grip
All of the lovers hang lazily and they dream of never leaving (x2)
We’ll my friends we’re leaving

(Bridge)
So I, suggest that maybe you back up, way up
Cause here comes my 500 up
Hey kids, come on well
Promise me that you’ll never grow up
Cause here comes my 500
I suggest that maybe you back up

You and me drowning in the sea
So peacefully sinking
Like capsized whales that land, lay and flail
While down the coast their families are breeding.
With all the nets set buoyed and waiting.

Death’s last nail, comes hammering down the sails
And the winds last gusts are fading
The songs sit stale just waiting to inhale
They listen so hard for breathing
They search so hard...but nothing

Long yellow light
Long into night
And the clouds they hang lazily all day
Sweet brown skin
Cool to my grip
And all of the lovers hang lazily and they dream of never leaving (3X)
We’ll my friends we’re never leaving
Track Name: Lobbing Bombs
Lobbing Bombs
Radiolatte, 2004
Key F / Dm / BPM 75


He says he use to have friends
But now they don’t come around
Says he use to get out
But now won’t leave the house
The phone use to ring
Says now he’s pretty sure it’s broke
Sometime it’s hard to breathe
Thinks his heart’s filled with smoke

The pictures on the tube
They look good enough for life for him
Channels full of friends; a little satellite family
Let’s see lets see, tonight’s hype
Breath takingly beautiful people and a co-star wife
And if you stop by, you know he’ll probably be home
But if you don’t well that’s all right, he’ll just sit by the phone
Just him and his knife

Chorus
To hell with lobby let’s lob bombs
(Come on; come on let’s get this war on)
Tired of talking, lets breakout the arms
(Come on; come on let’s get this war on)
To hell with lobby let’s lob bombs
The time for talking’s gone
Come on, come on, come on primetime needs a bomb

He says he use to believe
But now is far more devout
If his faith is to lead
All other need to get out
Yet they’re the same
A single shout out
Sometimes it’s hard to believe
When your eyes are shut in
With all the lies your mouth

Chorus

Bridge
You just sink a couple submarines
Up into the Arctic’s char
And get’em lost like pixies in the Arctic’s art
They hide like thieves in garden parks
And when the sun goes down, and they mug old ladies hearts

Chorus

Out on:
We fucked-up Vietnam
Let’s get Iran
Iraq hid the bombs
And a cel phone hung Saddam
Come-on, come-on prime time needs a bomb
Come-on, come-on we all need something on
Come-on, come-on prime time needs a bomb
Track Name: Wonderful Times With Wonderful People
Wonderful Times (w Wonderful People)
SOCAN/BMI/Radiolatte, 2006
KEY Gm

Ashes of travel
Atlantic and astral
Winds in the jet-stream lane
Airplanes by great lakes
London by long trains
Wish we were back with you again

(intro)

Ide Hill to Norfolk
London then Soho
Piccadilly on to the Thames
Hearts in the rafters
Underground chatter
To the North Sea waves

But the wings, on planes, guarantees that it can happen again
So to you our friends, we thank-you and commend:
For all the wonderful times, with wonderful people
With love in our hearts we wait for the signals
Maybe in Cairo/Ghana/Russia, but maybe in Cleveland/Kingston/Geneva
With tears in our eyes, we wait for the sequel

Memories move faster
Away ever after
It starts to fade but it’s saved
Lanes shifting faster
Speeding by pastures
Wish we were back with you again

Chorus (x2)
Bridge(X2)
Track Name: Grassfire
Grassfire
Socan/BMI/ Radiolatte, 2005
Key Db / BPM 60


Fireworks display
In a backfield, on a hot day
So dry the grass can’t take it
The smokes plumes rise, the whole town is shaded


Ivan loves to watch it burn
Ivan won’t learn


Grassfire, just to gain her gaze
Razed by flames, charred and changed
So far back the fire trucks can’t get it
All there is to do is stand around tryin’ to forget it, all cause


Ivan love to watch it burn
(Smoke plumes high)
Ivan loves to watch her turn
(Smoke plumes high)
The whole town comes to watch it burn
Daylight, in the middle of the night
All cause Ivan won’t learn

(Chorus) All he can do is burn
And yearn for the nerve
But then the flowers confer
And the flames burn all the words
So that Ivan can’t learn
That it’s her, her that makes him burn
Track Name: Sundumb
Sundumb
SOCAN/BMI/Radiolatte Jan, 2005
Key F / BPM 138

Cold snowy rain, sleets down as I board
And the cold steel frame, idles ready in the north
South on rails, night times bar car
Drunk like winos half lit in the park

We sing all night cause we want
Sun on our arms, tans on our hearts
Sundumb like the stars

Before the sun comes up
We’re on the beach with our boards
And the sun peeks in, hell we feel love and adored
Late afternoon rain drives every one indoors
Good time to rest up, bonfires under stars

We sing all night cause we want
Sun on our arms, tans on our hearts
Sundumb like the stars

Instrumental Bridge
Solo

(Coda) We Sing all night cause we want sun on our arms
Tans on our hearts, sundumb like stars
I can’t, I try I want to stay away
But the stars make the waves come back everyday (coda x 2)
Track Name: New Man
New Man
SOCAN/BMI/Radiolatte, 1999
Key D / BPM 122


Like a tongue tied parrot
Who swings and stutters all day
Polly's no pigeon but a junkie
With a saltine craze

I feel the same way, useless
A carbon copy of a friend
A one way conversation
Tears and tissues not a man

How come you call me cheap and ignant”
What can I do with such names?
Except construct my own oasis
And imagine it all away

I was told to put in what ever I wanted out
So I put myself in, you kicked my ass out
If I was different could you love me then?
Cause I could take these tears and tissues
Into a new man
Into a good man. Into a good man
Into a good new man into a good..

Like some undercover FBI agent
So smart I’m using my own name
A little reverse confusion
Im not a man Im just a frame

You recognize a feature
You string it together with a name
You realize that’s loser
Except maybe Ive changed

Into a shape shifting drifter
In a covert mission of a maze
Not really Im largely convoluted
De-constructed by your gaze.


Chorus
Track Name: The Boat
The Boat
SOCAN/BMI/Radiolatte, 2006
Key C / BPM

There’s a boat
Waiting in the river
A boat that’ll take you home

Push out
Into the evening
Goodbye to the ones you love

Take care
Love to the others
Who traveled on early boats

When you’re there
Please be my pigeon
To your leg, I have tied my note

Chorus:
What Happens to all of the love?
What happens to all of the pain?
What happens to the thing in our hearts/cars?
Will it happen again and again and again?

Tell me please
The secrets of the seasons
When the window’s open and the cold winds come

That song we’ll hear
When we’re all leaving
A melody that’ll haunt our run

Chorus

Bridge - Be free

There’s a boat
Waiting in the river
A boat that’ll take you home
Slip out into the ether
Good bye to the ones we love (x4)
We won’t forget the ones we’ve loved (x3)
Good bye to the ones we love
Track Name: Pablo's Habits
Pablo’s Habits
SOCAN/BMI/Radiolatte, 2006
Key Cm/BPM 74

Pablo’s habits
They got him scorned
But he learned his lessons
Now he shoots “porn”
Out in his car
Alone in the streets
Artistically broke
A genius in need

Maybe you’ve heard of ‘Lost Love’?
Well it was burned to CD
In it, the coal lamps dampen
Because of sweat and debris
And all the fingers in soil
From above and beneath
Lovers digging
Never to reach

But from above: are the, bells ringing, or do we just keep digging?

The plot thickens
When Pablo tightens his belt
And the zeros and ones
Start to feel like felt
He screams you’ll live in my heart
There’s no need for a key
Cause the door is an ocean
And that ocean is me

Chorus x2

The oxygen’s faint
And they all start to bleed
All the long stares deepen
Because the miners see
The flashlights, looks like
Some kind of studio B
Nope just a zephyr, out on the street
Empty but Pablo, amid scene three

Chorus X6