Waiting

Distant and voiceless their silhouettes panic and dart back and forth with the fervour of some kind of madness, some kind of madness.
The lights are all on they evict all the shadows and fortify the corners where the lost ones might hide.
I see your face turn so cold, as your ruse is exposed, waiting in anger for this silence to be broken and broken and broken and broken again.
Taken the back streets the thick night is breathing you, with the restless you wander your eyes to the ground. Are you watching the night after night? Are you watching the same street? Are you watching the night after night after night after night.
I see your lip draw back so slow and your canines exposed, waiting in anger for this silence to be broken and broken and broken and broken again.
It is hard to hide your eyes, it is hard to hide your eyes, it is hard to hide your desire at this time of night. Far too long to be waiting here. Far too long to be wasting here. Far too long to be wasting here waiting for you.
I see your face turn so cold, as your ruse is exposed, waiting in anger for this silence to be broken and broken and broken and broken again.

Swell

Will you stand by me tonight or sell me out? Will you stand by me tonight or sell me out?
Because I think that I like you but I don’t know who you are and I’ve been building your image since the very first time I stepped into your world with my bright eyed stare and what I found there.
When I first saw you, you were with your friends. You said things with your eyes and told stories that served your end. The next time I saw you it was on the beach. I came up to you, you were within arms reach. But I could see it written in your eyes that you could or would not recognise but I know a liar when I see one yes I know(x4).
Take one after every meal they say. So I take a handful and wash them down with whiskey. Shitfight when I awake. Please calm down sir now what’s that you’ve got?
Do not calm me sir don’t touch me and it’s my drink.
Please calm down sir what’s that you’ve got?
I’m gonna stove your fucken head in with my drink. I’m gonna smash your fucken teeth in with my drink. I’m gonna stove your fucken head in with my drink.
You say I think too much, I drink too much and I never say enough. I lust too much, I trust too much and that’s why I hate so much. You think that’s why I hate so much. You think that’s why I hate you soo much.
Will I stand by you tonight or just sell you out? Will I stand by you tonight or just sell you out? Because you think that you like me but you don’t know who I am and I’ve been building this image since the very first time that you stepped into my world with your bright eyed stare and what you thought you found there is what I planted here.
But I know a liar when I see one, yes I know. I know a liar when I see one, I should have known.

Marrickville

The trains are turning around
They make a musical sound
They make a beautiful sound
A cable wheel is turned on its side
it makes a table around which
people are sitting

Backwards

Sun don’t rise this time
go back through the sky West to East
and don’t come back anymore
Rain don’t fall down
go back up to the clouds
and don’t come back anymore
Fishes in the sea
swim backwards
down into the deep
and don’t come back anymore
Trees blowing in the breeze
go back where you came from
into the earth please
and don’t come back anymore
Time you stop ticking by
go backwards and make me again a child
and don’t come back anymore
Baby girl you had with him
she’s sleeping on your shoulder and there nothing I would do to change
there’s nothing I would do to change

Hometown Curse

When they were born you could hear that breaking sound
they didn’t know they were born onto soured ground
and everything they built would shatter all around
untill they realised to that shithole they were not bound.

It is cursed that place is cursed.
Escape your self there’s nothing better to do
and drag all that you know down with you.
Serve me some broth from your bucket of slops
to keep me fed.

Serve me more ales just to slur the details
and fix my head.
Serve me more images so pretty and indiscriminate
to keep me brain dead.
Serve me more lives I won’t waste them this time
I’ll make sure they’re well bled.
Well bled.

It is cursed, that place is cursed.

Escape yourself there’s nothing better to do
and drag all that you know down with you
Escape yourself there’s nothing better that you could do
and drag all you know down with you.

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