When We’re In Fitzroy

Deep in uncharted water, we were at sea with the fact
That a glance over a shoulder would see us taken aback
I was hook, line and sinker nested inside your head
This sweet-toothed over thinker to your right lies in your bed
Apathy at it’s finest has got a tight hold on us
Well ’tis the season for it, the haze of summer now past
But when in the depth of winter, I say embrace the lull
Slow down, take a moment to centre and indulge

I’ll take care of you
Be the girl you want me to
Within this suburb where this little love grew
And settled in Fitzroy

My mind won’t dare to wander when faced with what I’ve stumbled upon

A chance encounter with you, boy

Stars aligning in their rarest of forms, so let your bedroom be our port in a storm

When we’re in Fitzroy

Unashamedly hopeless romantics and desperate artists at best
Spending my time in small venues, you spend your days at a desk
When walls cave in around you, know this redeeming thought:
I wait at home to greet you, I’ll treat you like you’re a God

I’ll take care of you
Be the girl you want me to
When we’re in Fitzroy

My mind won’t dare to wander when faced with what I’ve stumbled upon

A chance encounter with you, boy

Stars aligning in their rarest of forms, so let your bedroom be our port in a storm

And we can let go of torturous resistance
When nothing and no one else is in existence
We’re revelling in filling the void
When we’re in Fitzroy
I’ll take care of you
Be the girl you want me to
When we’re in Fitzroy

My mind won’t dare to wander when faced with what I’ve stumbled upon

A chance encounter with you, boy

Stars aligning in their rarest of forms, so let your bedroom be our port in a storm

And we can let go of torturous resistance
When nothing and no one else is in existence
We’re revelling in filling the void (X3)
When we’re in Fitzroy


Pretty face in a photograph
So prepossessing, do you mind if I ask
How’d you get to look like that?
Pretty face, we met last week
Made your way toward me from your side of the street Held my gaze a tad too long
What’s going on with me?

Pretty face came out of the blue
Who would have thought that I’d be tethered to you New acquaintances we are
Since you got to know me in the car
Easier to say some cliched line
But none will do you justice when I try to define you I knew I was not delusional
Only a fool caught up in the visuals

Here I am wading into the depths of my own shallow thought process
Doesn’t hurt to test the waters, does it?
Some call it morally wrong to base your loving solely on a first impression or a double take But this is a mistake I want to make

Pretty face, you smell so good
Just another trait that had me hooked on you Scent to haunt me through the night Your cologne, my kryptonite

How I love it when you say my name
Though I ponder on the notion of you calling me ‘baby’ Maybe it’s just your divinity
Making me stay within this vicinity

Not a lot of time left of the night
You’ll be a world away come morning light, way out of sight This ain’t forever so for now, hold tight

Tell me when will I ever see a view like this again
I never thought that one could love to feel this flawed
So seize the day
Without a need to tell me you were thinking the same thing Harmless skinny love’s my favourite kind
So read my mind

Not a whole lot of time left of the night
You’ll be a world away come morning light, way out of sight
This ain’t forever so for now, hold tight
Some call it morally wrong to base your loving solely on a first impression or a double take But this is a risk I’ll take

Tell me when will I ever see a view like this again

I never thought that one could love to feel this flawed Oh honey, so seize the day
Without a need to tell me you were thinking the same thing Harmless skinny love’s our favourite kind
A bit of harmless skinny love’s our favourite kind
So read my mind
Please read my mind

A View Like This


I’ve been spaced out in an absent dream that branched out of the thought of you and me

It started out like a seed and then it grew like a tree

Never joined at the hip, no I barely see you or know you but I feel like I do

Now I’m invested, I am captivated and consumed

Seems you’re my latest muse

 

All of your love is way too much for me to ask of you

But these thoughts are inescapable when they’re illustrating you falling through the floor

When I walk in the room, making your tired eyes widen and your cheeks turn rouge

And sure your taste and touch are two things that I want but babe neither are what I ponder on the most

I see me heading out onto the road as your temporary load

Such a vivid vision, it makes me want to know

 

Do you wanna, do you wanna, do you wanna drive

Say you want nobody’s love and company but mine

Do you wanna, do you wanna, do you wanna drive

Say you never met a woman that made you feel this alive

I will lose my mind, I’ve come to find whenever in your presence I am present

Imagination has me seated at your side it’s nothing short of bliss

It’s the best thing in the worst way loving you like this

Loving you like this

 

Blazing street lights through the window glass

Your feet on the gas, mine upon the dash, and though you’re driving too fast

All the world is still

 

Imagery such as this is symptomatic, you can call me a fanatic

I’m an addict to what I can’t have but want

Some would say this is fiction but it is not

I can get so high off a vivid picture that’s occupying my mind

 

Do you wanna, do you wanna, do you wanna drive

Say you want nobody’s love and company but mine

Do you wanna, do you wanna, do you wanna drive

Say you never met a woman that made you feel this alive

I will lose my mind, I’ve come to find whenever in your presence I am present

Imagination has me seated at your side, it’s nothing short of bliss

It’s the best thing in the worst way loving you like this

Loving you like this

 

Drive, drive, drive

All the world is still

Hands on the wheel

 

Do you wanna, do you wanna, do you wanna drive

Say you want nobody’s love and company but mine

Do you wanna, do you wanna, do you wanna drive

Say you never met a woman that made you feel this alive

and I will lose my mind, I’m fortified whenever in your presence I am present

It’d be a pleasure to be seated at your side no it’s nothing short of bliss

It’s the best thing in the worst way

 

It’s the best thing, best thing

 

It’s the best thing in the worst way loving you like this

drive


Did I hurt you that bad, babe?
Did I really mess this up?
Swear I intended to tread lightly
But still, I woke the beast in you
See, I was hoping to save us
I pointed out the dark clouds
But you ran into the rain anyway
And now there’s no way out
It’s not the storm that I can’t stand
It’s in your reticent manner, man
I think we both know that the ball is in your court
Honey, it kills me, the radio silence
I never saw us here

In a world where our lips are sealed, it’s harder to heal
When honey, it kills me, all of this quiet
I never thought you’d go out of your way to stay out of mine
But I’m putting my money on time
All my sorries were useless, so I’ll hold my breath
Wait out and leave you be with all your rage
In your lonely and lovelessness, it’s hard to be the one to save you
Our peers talk of you only in passing, censoring their stories of your pain
But I know all about your bad nights, tendency to slight at the mention of my name
I willingly take all the blame, but the ball is in your court
Honey, it kills me, the radio silence
I never saw us here

In a world where our lips are sealed, it’s harder to heal
When honey, it kills me, all of this quiet
I never thought you’d go out of your way to stay out of mine
But I’m putting my money on time
Put all my money on time

But with the way that it played out, was there ever a hope in hell
That you’d keep close, sit tight and take it well? No

It is a pipe dream at best that you might ever get your head around how it all went down
Though I live guilt ridden, wouldn't dare to take it all back as I’d not be where I stand

Nor who I am or where I need to be
But that will never be heard, babe
‘Till the day comes when you love again
Maybe that saddest but best part is
She’ll hold you tighter than I ever did back then
Honey, it kills me, the radio silence
I never saw us here

In a world where our lips are sealed, it’s harder to heal
When honey, it kills me, all of this quiet
I never thought you’d go out of your way to stay out of mine
But I’m put all my money on time
Put all my money on time

Radio Silence


Time is able to discern
When long term love has had its turn
And only then will drop the curtain
Let the credits start to roll
Her aura so imposing
Had me in your bed and clothing
Lukewarm caffeine in the morning
“Can your brother take me home?”
When we were pulling strings to keep her around
Those were the days I didn’t let you down
Though love will run deep, like her, it runs out
Time held us in her arms, she loved us hard
Time held us in her arms, she loved us hard and for the longest
Held us in her arms, she loved us hard
Time held us in her arms, she loved us hard and for the longest
Raised us, shaped us, moulded and made us
Into who we are today and who we plan to stay
Time met us in December
Made your name one to remember
Now though only here to cool the embers,
She never will cease to console us
So as you look back to where we began
Loosening your grip a little on her hand

Keep it in mind we owe her more than we could ever make apparent

Rarely on our hands, still loved us hard

Time, barely on our hands, still loved us hard; her care was constant

Held us in her arms, she loved us hard
Time held us in her arms, she loved us hard and for the longest

And was nobody’s but ours
May part of me live on in you

Let your heart bleed and be an open wound we know time will tend to
And as part of you lives on in me, I’m whole and broken to the same degree

Knowing time will mend me
Raised us, shaped us, moulded and made us
Into who we are today and who we plan to stay
Time held us in her arms, she loved us hard
Know as she turns to depart, she loved us hard and for the longest

Held us in her arms, she loved us hard

So know as she turns to depart, she loved us hard and for the longest

And was nobody’s but ours

Time


TOWERS

I found it kind of humourless

Our fallout months ago

I knew you way too well too fast

and it’s taking it’s toll on me

 

You thought I was an angel

Seemed that I perceived you as a saint

I saw myself within you

And within me, you found somewhere to place your faith

 

I was noble like a knight

I was lucent like a light

I was taller than a tower when I stayed within your sight

I was taller than a tower in your sights so now I’m not afraid of heights

 

Was never my intention to

Grow overly attached

Although I’m unsure of what else one’s supposed to do

When they are made to feel like that (Will I ever understand why)

 

You saw me as an angel

I told the whole damn world you were a saint

Now I wonder why do I still hold on and try to decipher what went wrong

Seems I’m not as wise as you characterised and I cannot always cannot see straight

 

I was caught up in your clout

I was all you were about

I depended on your deference counting anybody else’s out cos

 

You were noble like a knight

You were lucent like a light

You were taller than a tower when you stayed within my sight

You were taller than a tower in my sights so now you’re not afraid of heights

 

Or risk of falling

But now we’re fallen in the worst way that I know

I guess all I can do is hope that, if ever in your mind you go back

You pause, reflect, see it in hindsight as something just right

As something just so right

 

That’s why I found it all so humourless

The fallout on the whole

I knew you way too well too fast

and that’s taking it’s toll cos now I miss you more than you would want to know

 

We were noble like knights

We were lucent like light

We were taller than towers in one another’s eyes

We were taller than towers then

So much taller than towers then

I was taller than a tower in your eyes and now I’m not afraid


Blue Minded

To calculate the time that I spend counting all the colours in your irises,
I fear it may take as long as you felt that it took me to make a move

Travelling along the coastal line
Moving on the open road in yellow light
For you, I have fallen hard like you wouldn’t believe
I don’t understand how you do what you do to me
This is the place we were both raised
And in surrounding sounds, I hear voices of my youth
Asking why I strayed, and how long am I staying
Here and now, all my walls come right down
Step back a pace and pause once near familiar shores
Something in the water draws me back
There was something in the water when we met
Out in a world of green, feel what it is to be blue minded

Blue minded
I am loving waking up to you

You are like a holiday I had planned that fell through, but I’ll take it now
Be my sweet escape baby, forget the protocol
The land whereon we both grew strong

You say “we’re all scared kids inside the bodies of adults attempting to keep on,

To find someone to lean on.”
Here and now, all your walls come right down
Where we can heal and hide, where there are trees for skies
And as you light a fire in the living room, I feel you light a fire inside me, too
Come back to what you need, know what it is to be blue minded

Blue minded
Tell me when you wanna go
To where we wanna be the most
Where our senses come alive
Blue minds think alike
Say the word and we will go
To where we wanna be the most
To where our senses come alive
Blue minds think alike
Blue minds think alike, when we are
Here and now, all our walls come right down
Where we can heal and hide, where there are trees for skies
And as you light a fire in the living room, I feel you light a fire inside me, too
Come back to what you need, feel what it is to breathe
Come back to what you need, know what it is to be blue minded


UNWIND

I feel it all, I recall when we were new

I never thought I’d take so long forgetting you

I lie awake in the dark and wonder how you are too much

Do you do the same, love?

 

Moment we met, I recollect your poise and your charm

The way you had me at a glance then held me in the palm of your hand

Drew me into your light

How could I help it when you burned so bright?

 

You stood in the open doorway and I knew we had the whole day to wile away

We thought that place and time were on our side

But when it all fell through, I took the weight of what we’d come to

 

Now I feel it all, I’m one to feel it all

I will unwind, I will unwind

I will feel it all, I want to feel it all

I will unwind, I am untied and I am porous

I am sure that there is more to this than I care to admit

I feel it all, all

 

I filled a void in the time you needed me to

I made a home out of us too soon

Unfurled, ardent and wide open armed

I came undone and I let down my guard

 

And so it started, up in your apartment I had never felt more like myself

But place and time were never on our side

We let it all fall through

I take the weight of what we came to

What is it that we’ve come to?

 

Now I feel it all, I’m one to feel it all

I will unwind, I will unwind

I will feel it all, I want to feel it all

I will unwind, I am untied and I am porous

I am sure that there is more to this than I care to admit

I feel it all, all

 

Oh, so real and raw

Wanting nothing more than to know you more

Oh you put my world in a spin

Caution to the wind, throw me in the deep end

 

I feel it all, I’m one to feel it all

I will unwind, I will unwind

I will feel it all, I want to feel it all

I will unwind, I am untied and I am porous

I am sure that there is more to this than I care to admit

I feel it all, all

 

So real and raw

Wanting nothing more than to know you more

Oh you put my world in a spin

Caution to the wind, throw me in the deep end

 

I come undone and I let down my guard

I come undone and I let down my guard

Do you do the same love?


UNEXPECTED FEELING

I sing the words I will not say

So I’d sing ‘I love you’ if I felt that way

And I know there have been moments where the words made sense

Though I’ve been told that I’m a blind optimist

 

You have a tendency to step over the line

And it’s started up an argument too many a time

Why do we try if we know it won’t last?

I feel like sand inside of your hour glass

 

And I don’t understand why I started falling your way

Since you’ve been pushing all my buttons from the very first day

That unexpected feeling grabbed me right round the waist

And it didn’t let me go so in that case

 

Stay with me, baby

Look at all we have and hold it in your hands

And though our situation’s crazy

Quick, hold the curtains, they’re not closing

You and I are just opposing ends

 

I sing the words I will not say

So I’d sing ‘I hate you’ if I felt that way

And I know that there are times when I resist your touch

It’s cause I never thought that I could disagree with someone so much

 

Oh, and when we fight you simply want to be a winner

And the patience that I have for you is slowly getting thinner

So I try to walk away, I know I probably should

Though it’s hard when you look that good

Yes, oh it’s hard when you look that good

 

And do you understand why you started falling my way

Since I’ve been pushing all your buttons from the very first day

That unexpected feeling slapped you right in the face

And it’s gonna be a hard one to replace

 

So stay with me, baby

Look I know I’ve been a little on the fence

It’s cause our situation’s crazy

Quick, hold the curtains, they’re not closing

You and I are just opposing

 

Stay with me, baby

Oh, look at all we have and hold it in your hands

And though our situation’s crazy

Quick, hold the curtains, they’re not closing

You and I are just opposing ends

And they will watch as this ascends. 


DON'T LET HER LOVE HOLD YOU DOWN

He says ‘Give it a rest, woman and put down your smokes

Now, there’s no need to curse, don’t let anymore words through your throat

Inhale with me, try to keep yourself still

You know the air will seem colder until you get over this hill’

And for his sake, I hope that she will

 

He says ‘You’re working harder than I ever have seen

To fix up your act and to clamber right back on the horse that you fell off when you were 14

And so I’m here if you need, won’t you settle on down?’

And then he hangs up the phone letting his voice change it’s tone

Wipes his brow

‘She’s all good for now’

 

And though time is your friend, it runs out at the end of the line

You might say that you’re fine

But don’t you know

 

Brother, the world is your oyster

So open your window and blink in the light

And turn away from the fight

 

You see, since he grew stubble he’s in a drunk state of mind all the time

Well honey, I met him sober with his hair down to his shoulder

And he couldn’t even see through his naked eye

However, wait 'till you see him with a paper and pen

For his words find a rhythm and he puts a tune with 'em

And he kind of starts looking like a free man again

 

And since I am your friend, I refuse to pretend that I don’t mind

How could you be so blind? 

When you know

 

Brother, the world is your oyster

So open your window and blink in the light

Brother, if only your choice were

To climb into my skin and see yourself through my eyes

So for now, some advice

 

You don’t know the places you could go

Don’t let her love hold you down

You don’t know the places you will go

Don’t let her love hold you down

 

Brother, the world is your oyster

So open your window and blink in the light

Brother, if only your choice were

To climb into my skin and see yourself through my eyes

Cos you’re wrapped round her finger so incredibly tight

So turn away from the fight. 


LONG DISTANCE

Sitting alone in a room I’m still new to

Trying to sleep in time zones I’m not used to

Calling your phone and talking to your voicemail

Not feeling alone, we simply made that choice to fail

 

Don’t run from me

Long distance helped me see

 

Ten thousand, three hundred fifty two miles away

Don’t mean much if your so called ‘love’ has absolutely nothing to say to you

Ten thousand, three hundred fifty two miles away

On a jet plane I flew far away from you

 

Taking my time to take in my surroundings

Seeing the sights of places so astounding

On the fourth of July we completely lost connection

Let myself cry with no sense of affection

 

Don’t hide from me

Long distance set me free

 

Ten thousand, three hundred fifty two miles away

Don’t mean much if your so called ‘love’ has absolutely nothing to say to you

Ten thousand, three hundred fifty two miles away

On a jet plane I flew far away from you

Was a good thing too

 

We made it up then messed it up then spent so long apart

Just don’t say that you cared for me or tried to mend my heart

We made it up then messed it up then spent so long apart

Just don’t say somethings over when it never had a start

 

Holding a hand yet feeling so uncertain

Turning away, you’re just not the right person

I’m turning away, you’re just not right

 

Ten thousand, three hundred fifty two miles away

Don’t mean much if your so called ‘love’ has absolutely nothing to say to you

Ten thousand, three hundred fifty two miles away

On a jet plane I flew far away from you

Was a good thing too


Went out and bought a blank white canvas late last night

Just don’t understand all these feelings I can’t name keeping way down inside me

You go through emotions yet sometimes they should get off your chest

So you put all your sadness right onto a pallet and slowly the canvas is dressed

Should I paint my heartache?
Should I paint me lost and cold, no way to get home?
Should I paint my strange desperation or just let it go?

Somehow, somewhere, someone will take me, I know

 

Almost a year ago I broke my own heart

Was down on my knees, something out of my reach was all that I wanted

Soon I was pushed and guided on to the dark side of love

Then came the storm, I was willingly torn by my very own faults

 

Should I paint my anger?

Should I paint my never-ending list of regrets?
Should I paint my great expectations or just forget?

Somehow, somewhere, someone is gonna love me to death

Oh yes

 

Oh, blank white canvas

Wiping you clean

Those blurry images from the past won’t be seen

From the past, won’t be seen again

 

So I’ll paint my apologies

So I’ll paint our past conversation and my gratitude

So I’ll paint the way that you saved me

You told me “somehow, somewhere, someone

Somehow, somewhere, someone

Somehow, somewhere, someone

Some time, some day, some place, some face is waiting for you

Think they’ve already found you

Blank White Canvas