LYRICS

Catherine Wheel

Are you still feeding birds and getting stoned

Dancing in empty rooms when youre on your own

Putting jewellery in your hair

Wearing other peoples clothes

You light up bright

Catherine wheel

Do you still sing along with all the songs we used to play

All those worn out 45s turn them up they sound so great

Do you still wear that long red coat and go painting in the rain

You shine so bright

Catherine Wheel

Even if all Gods angels have passed through you

Im the only one who ever really knew you

Catherine Wheel

Catherine Wheel

Are you still leaping over walls leaving circles in the frost

Turning left instead of right hoping to get lost

Theres a million stars up in the sky

But not one of them would ever leave me blind like you

Cos you shine so bright

Catherine Wheel

You shine so bright

Catherine Wheel


Country Song

If we had a country of our own

Would we all be free

How much would we owe

Me to you and you to me

And what else would we have

Apart from colours on a flag

If we had a country of our own

If we had an ocean of our own

We could sail away

But where exactly would we go

That wasnt just the same

Where freedoms not enslaved

Inside an ion cage

If we had an ocean of our own

Has anything been learned

When the barricades still burn

And privilege and fear

Have yet to disappear

Wish I had a country of my own

Where we could all be free

Where the tyranny of greed

Is seen as a disease

Where God is not to blame

For all the things done in his name

Wish I had a country of my own

Where privilege and fear

Have finally disappeared


Feel Your Heart

Ive been wrestling with the same old question

That Ive never figured out

Im not sure if after all this time

Im any closer now

So Ill wait here a little longer

Until I feel it getting stronger

Ive been headed in the wrong direction

A little more each day

Slowly losing this one connection

That got me all this way

So Ill wait here a little longer

Until I feel it getting stronger

Until I feel your heart again

One more time

Under a thin blue sky

I hear the lost bell ringing

Through these broken lines

I see the Angels grinning

It might have been a long time coming

But Im close as Ive ever been

I could step right through your door

I could walk right in

But Ill wait here a little longer

Until I feel it getting stronger

Until I feel your heart again

One more time


Hopeless Romantic

Im a hopeless romantic

At least thats what I say

Its the perfect excuse

For behaving this way

If I seem a shambles

I have to confess

Im a hopeless romantic

But Im one of the best

Im a hopeless romantic

I dont have to try

I see the angels

Where you see the sky

Ive been disconnected

Im out of my mind

Im a hopeless romantic

Im one of a kind

I might disappoint you

I might disappear

I might say nothing for years

Its a kind of protection

Its a type of conceit

Its a kind of denial

Of a type of defeat

Im a hopeless romantic

Its my only defence

Got to hold onto something

When nothing makes sense

The odds are against me

I have to admit

But Im a hopeless romantic

Who forgot how to quit


Ill Wind

You kiss me in the garden

Your lips are cracked and dry

Have you something to show me

Or something to hide

I cant tell if youre leaving

Or if Im staying behind

Theres an ill wind blowing

An ill wind blowing

I dont know where its going

But theres an ill wind blowing

You talked of forgiveness

And showed me your hands

You promised me another world

Not just the Promised Land

At first I believed you

But now its got out of hand

Theres an ill wind blowing

You dazzled me with parables and riddles

But now theyre stuck in your teeth

You showed me the writing on the wall

But theres nothing underneath

At first I believed you

But now its got out of hand

Theres an ill wind blowing


Nothing in Stone

Windows get broken and engines break down

Ink runs dry and boats run aground

Sometimes lifes what you make it

See a chance and you take it

Cos nothings written in stone

Sometimes a diamond gets caught in the plough

Or a storm washes pearls right over the bow

Some things come easy but nothings for free

Apart from that darling theres no guarantees

Nothings written in stone

Nothings written in stone

Believe what you will but never lose hope

Take nothing for granted

Thats all she wrote

Sometimes life whats you make it

You see a chance and you take it

Nothings written in stone

Nothings written in stone

Windows get broken and engines break down

Ink rubs dry and boats run aground


Over The Moon

Babys over the moon

What am I gonna do

I told her she was my one and only

It aint true

Now babys over the moon

Theres no picture in my wallet

And my tattoo safely keeps

The secret my heart embraces

A long way from my sleeve

Theres no morning-after pill

To take away this guilt

Thats been there from the start

So where do I begin

To keep this secret sin

When its tearing me apart

God knows I should confess

But I lack the confidence

And the moment never comes around

Id hate to be the one

To watch her come undone

And leave her going down

Now babys over the moon

What else can I do

She believes shes my one and only

It aint true

But babys over the moon

Over the moon

Babys over the moon


Radio Girl

Seventeen years and she never said a word

Then she left one night

All this time Ive missed that girl

But now Im doing alright

She mighta had a lot to say

But no one paid attention anyway

Now theres absolutely no mistake

Thats her voice keeping you awake

Cos babys on the radio

Late night radio

Shes my radio girl

FM 147

Gonna keep you company through the night

Talk about things you understand

Talk about things you like

Babys on the radio

FM 147

Climb the stairs take me to heaven

Put your sweet lips to the microphone

Come on baby

Take me home

Babys on the radio

Late night radio

Shes my radio girl


Tacsi

Tacsi get me out of here

This place has been the death of me

I need to disappear

Tacsi, Tacsi

Dont waste a minute

If you get here too late

I could be cut to ribbons

Im halfway to the grave

Tacsi, Tacsi

For the first time in my life

Ill be doing something right

When I leave this shit behind

Tacsi, Tacsi

Falling off the mantelpiece

Straight into the flame

If you dont get me out of here

Its happening again

Tacsi, Tacsi

For the first time in my life

Ill be doing something right

When I leave this shit behind

Tacsi, Tacsi


This Daring Light

Help me now its growing hard to speak

With these lips all swollen in the heat

I can hear the hangman laughing

As he warms up for his speech

Darling its a good one

Written just for me

Even now the noose is growing tight

We are losing this daring light

But we could make our getaway

While the organ-grinder sleeps

Pin a note onto his coat

Take the ribbon from his sleeve

Bring your paper mattress

Cos who knows where we’ll sleep

Underneath the bridges

And well ride the moon beneath our feet

Where old men dance so they don’t dream

Well be missing before they know were gone

And well hide among the poets and the young

Act like we are lovers and no one will suspect

Leave the organ-grinder guessing

Leave the hangman in suspense