Trace It Back

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Jake leaps in front of a wall for the single artwork for Trace It Back

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Lyrics

Today I feel unusually well
Suspiciously so
I should try and trace it back
It might be useful to know
Why I burn a fraction more bright
Maybe it’s nothing
Or that a butterfly flapped its wings
But much like a temporarily mislaid actor’s name
It’ll bother me not to

Trace it back
Trace it back
Trace it back to the source

I feel uncommonly alive
And I’d love to know why
Gonnaa trace it back to the source

I start to riffle through my records of the day with my mind’s fingertips
But there’s not one entry out of place
I should let it go

Was my step always this light?
It’s right under my nose
On the tip of my tongue
It’s there and then it’s gone… Read the rest

Heart Song

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Single artwork for Heart Song single from the Tell It To Me Straight series.

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Lyrics

And so we turn my friends once more to matters of the heart
A word that’s used so much I hardly know where to start
Yours is hungry for adventure
It’s a little left of centre
I’m so very grateful for your heart

Perhaps the thing I love the most is its profound compulsion
To pump your blood around your body of its own propulsion
Moving oxygen and energy
With unfailing regularity
I’m so very grateful for your heart

So often celebrated
Maybe it’s overrated
And your skin keeps out the weather
It holds you all together
And I can’t help wondering whether I’m
Equally grateful for your skin

Now you have a beautiful heart
But other organs deserve our love too

How come we never hear such songs about … Read the rest

Start Again

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Around this time i made a big discovery
All the little test tubes shattered in my laboratory
Yeh I’ve got a laboratory
That here I am and now’s the time to
Start again

Have you seen me lately i’ve been the one with the eyes that stare nowhere
Bringing down anyone foolish enough to be around me
Maybe it’s a little overdue but i’m ready to
Start again

I got 10 new toes looks like they’re in new rows connected to my new legs
Taking me places I may well have been to before
But suddenly everything’s new I’ve managed to
Start again

It’s a new moment, different to the last
Unencumbered it arises just for an instant before being replaced by another
Incessantly it’s all moving faster than baby clothes and the weather

The wrecking ball of change is coming
But if you can start again
You’re doing … Read the rest

The Manual

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My younger days are gone
Time don’t stand still
My my where do the years go
Before you know you’re a grown-up

So speak your mind and use your head
Walk tall
Find a roof and make a bed
Take good care of all the ones that you love
Don’t be scared be strong
Carry the weight of the world
Oh it’s time to learn what it means to be a man now

Your father and his father have been here before
Good to know when you’re feeling a little low down
As you labour in the mud dream of the sky
I know I could do better

So speak your mind and use your head
Walk tall
Find a roof and make a bed
Take good care of all the ones that you love
Don’t be scared be strong
Carry the weight of the world
Oh it’s time … Read the rest

Allegorical House

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I stumbled upon a little house
It was an allegorical house
There upon the door I saw a sign
It was my name on the door
No one was home
No one was home
So I broke in (no)
Oh I broke in

I muck about trashing it up
And I jump for joy on the beds
Peeling all the paper from the walls
And smashing the windows
With not a care at all
Not a care at all
As I rifle the drawers (no)
As I rifle the drawers

One long forever later I was hit
By a tidal wave of regret
Why did I defile a special place
That could have been my home?
Not cool at all
Not cool at all
Is it too late for me (no)
Is it too late for me

To fix this place up
Give it all of my love… Read the rest

Weight On My Eyes

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I won’t let this evening die
Hold it closer
No veil gonna shroud my eyes
Not even nearly
The darkness fears me
Cos I won’t yet let go
Won’t consign this to history
The weight on my eyes

I won’t let this night forget
Stay within me
I won’t sign my name just yet
won’t give back this day to the place it came from
Tonight I ruminate until
The weight on my eyes comes

Just one flash

Control is a desperate dream
Of chasing shadows
For now balance flows through me
But blink and it’s gone
Lost to the dawn where the sunshine hits like thunder
Don’t surrender to slumber

The weight on my eyes
Simple measures, precious pleasures

I’m king of the day tonight
And seeing it clearly
But I’m the fool of tomorrow’s light
To come all this way
And just throw it away
Oh I … Read the rest

Lionchild

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At some stage the air just came too much bear
And I had to leave home
Tame like a lionchild who’s only known the cage
At an age he craves the wild

I need to be alone

When I feel the waves start to break
The noise is thick escape im breathing in the smoke the air
And the clothes start to tear yeah i’m throwing off the chains
And running away to roar

There’s something you’ve gotta know
Sometimes I need to be alone
Are you strong enough to take me as I am my love

So I dive out the door
I’m fleeing from the scene
And I’m screaming but I’m silent
Like I’m having a bad dream
Heart beating, overheating
I cannot move for people

I just need to be alone

And as the hustle grows dim
I slip within the cracks between the facts … Read the rest

Room In The Middle

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Honey I’ve been pacing
Between two walls
Greedy steps eating air
Wearing out my floor
One wall is a mean cliff-face
The other means trouble

But there’s room in the middle

I got a bladed pendulum
That cuts with each swing
And the noise of the clock’s so loud
It’s all I can think
It seem to move straight through
From one tick to another

But there’s room in the middle
But there’s room in the middle

Everybody’s talking
But I can’t join in
Words bounce around the mirrors on
The inside of my skin
One ear hears the rattle of the cage
The other hears nothing

But there’s room in the middle

This bed’s been holding you
Much better than me
Not been myself not even sure
Now what that means
And you’re clinging onto one edge
As I’m hanging off the other

But there’s room in … Read the rest

Watch Yourself

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Meet my unconscious mind
– Meet our erratic host
We got a little drunk
– and had an argument

I suggested a breakdown
– We strongly disagreed
There was a fight over who’s in charge
– which we won easily

I’ve clearly lost control
– It was never yours to lose
What’s going on I need to
Watch myself
Watch myself

– Watch yourself
Who makes these choices?
– Watch yourself
Where are these voices?
– Watch yourself
Who moves my body?
– Watch yourself
Who’s thinking for me?

Look closer and you’ll see you’re a beautiful shambles
You barely hold it together
Look closer and you’ll see you’re a beautiful shambles
And it’s time to watch yourself

– Together on the edge
My head is in your hands
– Just let your feelings go
That can be hard for me

– Let’s work together here
For the ones … Read the rest

Strange Loop

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I remember when it all was new
Now we’re stuck in a strange loop

It’s like we’re following our footprints and they go nowhere at all
Let me out everything is spinning
I swear we’ve been here before

I’m wearing out with each repeat
Repeat I wish we weren’t on repeat

So many words we’re drowning
And talk it never end

Every time we loop around I lose a little of myself
In one of these many duplications
This machine has lost some code

I’m wearing out with each repeat
Repeat I wish we weren’t on repeat

Time fallen away
There’s gotta be a little more to living
But somehow we just can’t let go

I’m wearing out with each repeat
repeat I wish we weren’t on repeat… Read the rest