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PARANOIA

Paranoia, paranoia
Always in my way
Out to get me, out to get me
Every single day
Indecisive, indecisive
Always in three minds
Being boring, Iím ignoring
All the signs

Paranoia, paranoia
Weighing down on me
Lead and concrete, lead and concrete
On my hands and feet
Superpower happy hour
Iím the greatest guy
Then elation cancellation
Gonna cry

Itís ok, itís ok, Iím done
Been hanging out here for too long
Itís ok, Iíll stay in bed
I wish that I was dead

Valuation violation
Hiding on the shelf
Reputation fabrication
Camouflage myself
Masochism magnetism
Find the awkward way
Optimism vandalism
Every day

Itís ok, itís ok, Iím done
My hands are cold, my face is numb
Itís ok, 'cos Iíll stay in bed (and hide inside my head)
I wish that I was dead

TELEVISION

Save me, save me
Anything to turn the world away
Hate me, hate me
Colour seems so black and white and grey

So I sit and I wait and read my TV guide
And I sit and I hate and hear my TV lie

Give me, give me
Anything to turn the Earth around
Live free, live free
Hibernate in vision, sleep in sound

So I sit and I wait and read my TV guide
And I sit and I hate and hear my TV lie

The waves soak through my skin
They teach me not to question all the lies
And nothingís getting in
Thereís no reason for to do or die

Save me, save me
Ignorance and bliss and with the power in my fist to navigate to something meaningless
Hate me, hate me
It is so ridiculous that someone so oblivious can teach the dispossessed

So I sit and I wait and I read my TV guide
And I sit and I hate and hear my TV lie
And I stare at my phone and hope that it might ring
And I piss and I moan and hear my TV sing

The waves so wonderful
They lull me not to listen to the lies
Life seemed much more colourful
When everything was in black and white

LIGHTS ON, LIGHTS OUT
Television
MAKE UP, MADE OUT
Television
FORWARDS, BACKWARDS
Television
UPWARDS, ONWARDS
Television, television

SLEEP DEPRIVATION

Another night of nearly knocking out my brain
Another day ahead of losing everything
I sacrifice my sense
And as a consequence
Another night of this I think Iíll go insane

Feeding frenzy 4am
TV adverts eat my brain
Try to retire
Or get a little higher
Well, God loves a trier

The paranoia of the morning numbs my mind
The crack of sunlight squeezing out behind the blind
Iím lacing up my boots
My mind in disrepute
Today will surely be a day to leave behind

Dead on feet by afternoon
Brain bombs like a burst balloon

Hiding my weakness
With pretence of uniqueness
And praying to Jesus...
Iím being facetious

Sleep deprivation
I might just lose my mind
Sleep deprivation
Unable to unwind

I swear to you, by half past two, I want to see the end
Quart to four, or maybe more, Iím driven round the bend
Half past six for lunatics, when milkmen rule the lanes
The breakfast news wonít cure my blues as I pick my broken brains

Why must I be cursed this way?
I would be the first to say

Things could be wiser
Iíll get a little higher
Thatís part of the problem
Everyoneís got one
Kafka, Napoleon, me and me mum

Sleep deprivation
I might just lose my mind
Sleep deprivation
Unable to unwind

I CAN HEAR A NOISE AND I CANíT THINK NOW WHERE I PUT MY KEYS 'COS SOMEONE MIGHT BE BREAKING IN AND I DONíT LIKE THAT VERY MUCH

CLOSE MY EYES FOR THE MILLIONTH TIME WHEN I FINALLY GET TO DRIFT OFF INTO BLISSFUL DREAMS OF WAVES THAT LAP ON PEACEFUL SHORES THAT NAVIGATE ME TO A HAPPY PLACE WHERE I THINK I FINALLY MIGHT HAVE CRACKED IT CHRIST I'M FREE OH CHRIST I'M FREE OH CHRIST THE DOORBELL RINGS AND

Sleep deprivation
I think I've lost my mind
See you next Tuesday

BRAINWAVES

Run uphill on the treadmill
To fund the corporate
Revealing any feelings
Is far too intimate

My brainwaves

I celebrate the midway
But paint outside the lines
I campaign for the mundane
And complain all the time

My brainwaves

Cos itís often stated
Being normalís overrated
Am I ordinary
Or the weirdest guy I know

Iíve always said it
Being normalís overrated
Am I ordinary
Or the weirdest guy I know

My brain waves... bye

HUMAN

I talk to humans
They never listen
Consumed by flashing lights and fear
Letís mix the space and stone age here

Iím only human
Idiot useless fighting with the world
Iím only human
Idiot useless fighting to be heard

I rung up Jesus
He never answers
Weíre spending every night in tears
Weíre mixing space and stone age here

Iím only human
Idiot useless fighting with the world
Iím only human
Idiot useless fighting to be heard

Iím only human
Iím only human
Iím only human
Iím just like you, man

Iím only human
Nobody nowhere following my rules
I donít need you, man
Donít need a ghost to tell me Iím a fool

EVERY DAY I THANK THE WORLD I CUT YOU OFF

A smile belies the true desire
To light the flame that fuels the fire
Swallowed by the need for greed
And bite the hand that used to feed

And I
Cannot be near you
And I
Will not pretend
Shouldnít be here
And I
Wonít lose again

Every day, I thank the world I cut you off, yeah

I dream of flying far away
(get away, get away for the summer)
When you appear upon the plane
(get away, get away, get away)
I walk towards the hanging tree
(get away, get away for forever)
And probably you'd hang with me
(get away, get away, get away)

And I
Tried to ignore you
And I
Tried to be kind
So don't
Come around here
An eye for an eye
Will make us all blind

Every day I thank the world I cut you off, yeah

Iím not going soft in my old age
Itís better to fuck off than fade away

WELCOME TO MY SHANGRI-LA

Everything I need in the holes from which I bleed when Iím on my own
Take a part of me, add it into what I feel when Iím all alone
Breaking through the skin just to see what lies within on the edge of dark
Paying through the nose, straying into comatose, am I trying to jump the shark?

Yeah yeah yeah
Welcome to my Shangri-La
Hold my hand it ainít that far
In my dreams and in my scars
Oh oh oh

Thinly veiled lies and affecting other styles is a crimson light
So Iím stirring up the mix while I kick against the pricks every single night
Hide myself away from the cosy cabaret cos I feel so strange
Itís stupid staying the same and expecting everything to change

Yeah yeah yeah
Welcome to my Shangri-La
Hold my hand it ainít that far
In my dreams and in my scars
Oh oh oh

Welcome to my Shangri-la
Hold my hand it ainít that far
Close your eyes and cross your heart
Oh oh oh

THE GOLDEN LONELY

And while you may adhere to 'more is more'
Thereís less and less inside
And while you may appear to have it all
Wonít keep you warm at night

You shook your chips and when you came in number one, what was the price?

The golden lonely
The emerald green reflects your eyes
The golden lonely
Beneath your bed or by your side
The golden lonely

You conquer by divide, cut like a knife
To keep two worlds apart
And you can try a bribe, even buy a bride
But you canít buy a heart

You rolled the dice and with your eyes firm on the prize
Hot in the tables now but oh-so-cold inside
Whatís on your mind?

The golden lonely
The emerald green reflects your eyes
The golden lonely
Beneath your bed or by your side, yeah

Itís such a shame, you just got lost along the way
The golden lonely

Ah, itís the last dance, any romance?
Keeping distance and leaving every throw up to chance
Sheíll take your wealth, sheíll take your fame
Oh sheíll take everything but your name
Itís such a shame, it was too late for you to change
The golden lonely
The golden lonely

VULTURE OF THE CULTURE

Now everybody is in a fucking band
Searching hard for stuff to say
You write a slogan on the back of your hand
And hold it out for minimum wage

And everybody knows
You do it all for show
While weíre all waiting for the truth
Donít look to the future
Except when it suits ya

If I cut you would you bleed at all?
Or would grey spill from your sides?
Filled with fluff and acting tough
You're gripped by greed itís not enough
Youíre the vulture of the culture
Vulture of the culture

Now everybody is a fucking critic
Hides behind a web of words
Overpaid and fading, parasitic
A one-minute wonder of the world

And everybody thinks
That their opinions stink
Weíre all just waiting for the truth
(Itís out there)
Donít look to the future
Except when it suits ya

If I cut you would you bleed at all?
Or would grey spill from your sides?
Filled with fluff and acting tough
Gripped by greed itís not enough
Youíre the vulture of the culture
Vulture of the culture

Iím one in a million, a brilliant civilian

If I cut you would you bleed at all?
Or would grey spill from your sides?
Filled with fluff and acting tough
Gripped by greed itís never enough
Youíre the vulture of the culture
Vulture of the culture

If you left the world would anyone care?
Would you die a lonely death?
(You better believe it)
Sealed your fate by acting great
Youíre much too much
Too little too late
Like a vulture of the culture, vulture of the culture yeah

NEURO BOLERO

And now weíre almost at the end of this performance
Weíre near the curtain call
And now the credits roll and everyone together takes a bow
And I go home alone
And now weíre almost at the end of the production
The falling audience applauds
Behind the drama is the humdrum of this twice-nightly charade
Itís getting pretty old

My neuro bolero
Iím sinking every single night
With cortex akimbo
And drinking everything in sight
My lobes are in limbo
This overthinking is my life
I know it and now Iím done.

So now weíre coming to the end of this creation
The others thinking 'bout a job
Despite the atmosphere of disinterest and disbelief and doubt
Somethingís telling me donít stop
And so youíd think this was the end of the adventure
The termination of the tale
But no-one could have known the understudy waiting in the wings
To finish off the play

My neuro bolero
Iím sinking every single night
With cortex akimbo
And drinking everything in sight
My lobes are in limbo
This overthinking is my life
I know it and now Iím done.

Sweet the pill with sour milk
At least Iíve got some to spill
Missed my chance of Top Of The Pops
Keep my stance to call the shots
Not giving up
Never giving up
Give it all to be...

My neuro bolero
Iím drinking every single night
With cortex akimbo
And sinking everything in sight
My lobes are in limbo
'Cos overthinking is my life
I know it
I'll own it
'Cos now I've overthrown it
Outgrown it, and now Iím done.

I MISS YOU

Paranoia seize the day
Nice to meet you, lead the way
Memories all fuse
Which ones will you choose?
I miss...

Sober judgement, common sense
No supernatural consequence
Learn a simple trick
When to twist and how to stick
I miss...
You

Keep the black dog firmly tied
And leave a light on in the night
Part of standing tall
Is learning how to fall
I miss...
You

(Been writing to reach ya
Iíd like to be near ya
Itís so nice to see ya
It's so nice to see ya)

How you been since the scene of our last little thing so fine?
You been sinking in seas of those lost memories all this time?
If you knew what I knew then youíd want to review those times so divine
Well you shake on the deal but you still want to steal

Do your days and your nights come in blacks and in whites when youíre wired?
Do your hopes and your dreams seem to split at the seams when youíre tired?
If you cared what was cool then youíre back of the queue so try
Itís in your mind
And your mind cannot kill, but improve it you will

Everybody knows itís all in your mind...
'Til you donít know itís all in your mind

Iíd like to tell you something
I use it all the time
To stop you all from jumping
Iíll show you how to shine
In your mind
Itís all in your mind
So easy to ignore you when the worldís so far away, away

Paranoia here again
Pleased to see ya my old friend
No immediate key
No instant remedy
I miss...
You

(Been writing to reach ya
Hoping to teach ya
Itís so nice to see ya
We're all here for you.
Been writing to reach ya
Hoping to teach ya
It's so nice to see ya
It's so nice to see ya.)

WE'RE GOING TO THE FUTURE

I sealed the deal today
I brokered controllers with my best poker face
A rubber stamp for summer camp for the entire human race
I sealed the deal today

I worked out the way to be blessed
A future that suits us and not just the well-dressed
A utopia, an adventure, and a playground for the best
I worked out the way, hooray

Yeah yeah, yeah yeah,
We're going to the future
Yeah yeah, yeah yeah,
We're going to the future
Yeah yeah, yeah yeah,
We're all gonna win
Yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah

I sussed out the steps to success
That no-one is worse and that no-one else the best
You are just the same as me and everybody else
I sussed out the steps myself

Yeah yeah, yeah yeah,
We're going to the future
Yeah yeah, yeah yeah,
We're going to the future
Yeah yeah, yeah yeah,
We're all gonna win
Yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah

Yeah yeah, yeah yeah,
Now here's to the future
Yeah yeah, yeah yeah,
Now here's to the future
Yeah yeah, yeah yeah,
We're all gonna win
Yeah yeah yeah

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