LYRICS

Backstroke
Upon the water, eyes up in the air
We’re gonna act like we are unaware
We’ll be doing backstroke till we get there, we’ll be doing backstroke till we get there

Upon the water, eyes up in the air
We’re gonna act like we are unaware
We’ll be doing backstroke till we get there

Not oblivious, but accepting
Waves are bound to break a few stones
Trust is a matter of time
Time around you
Rhythm moving, not moving
All we see is the sky, all we do is rely
On whats to come, so don’t you tell me

Upon the water, eyes up in the air
We’re gonna act like we are unaware
We’ll be doing backstroke till we get there, we’ll be doing backstroke till we get there

Upon the water, eyes up in the air
We’re gonna act like we are unaware
We’ll be doing backstroke till we get there, we’ll be doing backstroke

Surrounded somewhere in the in-between
Lay back my liquid silhouette
Who asks, who asks, who asks why?
Shadows in the shallow end
All we see is the sky, all we do is rely

Who asks, who asks, who asks, who asks why?

Upon the water, eyes up in the air
We’re gonna act like we are unaware
We’ll be doing backstroke till we get there, we’ll be doing backstroke till we get there

Upon the water, eyes up in the air
We’re gonna act like we are unaware
We’ll be doing backstroke till we get there, we’ll be doing backstroke till we get there

 
 
Non-Breakable Space
This is a non-breakable space
Giving certain peace of mind in the most turbulent of times
This is a non-breakable space
Undeniable you’ll find we’re determined by design

This is no gentleman’s agreement
This law’s been made up to abide
A golden rule you can’t elude because it’s elementary

This is a non-breakable space
So manifest so cut and dry, you can hammer you can ply
This is a non-breakable space
An instinctive guarantee, here so unequivocally

This is no formal requisition
Ain’t no erratic fickle mess
No pious hope, a plain and simple code
Like it or leave it

This is a non-breakable space
This is a non-breakable space
This is a non-breakable space
This is a non-breakable space

 
 
All This Noise
All this noise is for you
All this noise has to do
With the stray molecules, all the wild syllables are for you

Won’t you listen to it
All this noise
Won’t you listen to it
All this noise

All this noise disarray
All this noise wears away
To subtle frequencies, the static in between is for you

Won’t you listen to it
All this noise
Won’t you listen to it
All this noise

All that it’s ever been is all or nothing
All that it’s ever been is all or nothing
All that it’s ever been is all or nothing
All that it’s ever been is all or nothing
All that it’s ever been is all or nothing

Won’t you listen to it
Won’t you listen to it
Won’t you listen to it
Won’t you listen to it
Won’t you listen to it

 
 
Crossed Wires
All tied up again
Coincidentally
No logic to the way the circuits intertwine
We cradle everything
The electricity
So we can watch it burn
We’re always gonna be

Crossed Wires, set fires, light sparks, bare liars
And I’ll be next to you
Crossed Wires, set fires, light sparks, bare liars
and I’ll be next to you, if you ask me to

This is what we are
Quintessentially
Circuitry askew, jump starting whats to come
Beating down the flame
The wayward energy
Was never gonna work
We’re always gonna be

Crossed Wires, set fires, light sparks, bare liars
And I’ll be next to you
Crossed Wires, set fires, light sparks, bare liars
And I’ll be next to you, if you ask me to

Crossed Wires, set fires, light sparks, bare liars
And I’ll be next to you
Crossed Wires, set fires, light sparks, bare liars
And I’ll be next to you, if you ask me to

 
 
On The Other Side
All mirrors and smoke screens
To pervert reality
Great expectations
Loaded possibilities

Can you feel the pull
It’s tugging at the seams
It’s all that I can see

The colour, colour on the other side
The colour, colour on the other side
The colour, colour on the other side

Running on further
And the tunnel starts to roll
There must be something
All the corridors and holes

Can you feel the pull
It’s tugging at the seams
It’s all that I can see

The colour, colour on the other side
The colour, colour on the other side
The colour, colour on the other side

Don’t you ask me, I’m over it
Don’t you ask me, my memory’s empty
Don’t you ask me, I’m over it
Don’t you ask me, I’m over it

Can you feel the weight
It’s gonna pull down on you, down on you, down on you

 
 
Strangest Dream
Out of your bed
And out of your chamber door
Follow the arrows drawn in colours on the wooden floor
The bricked-up window’s down the hall
You never knew what it was for
Just open it, you’ll know you have when you’ve stopped those memories from going to your head

Under your blanket and under your sweater hood
The strangest dream keeps recurring and if you could
You would sneak behind the stage
To find out about that cage
And the tricks they do to make it disappear
Whenever you’re awake

Just leave a light on shining down the hall
And when you leave, leave the door ajar
And please forget something so I know that you’ll come back

Find the instructions in that box of blue
Cut the strings attached and off you go
You will rise until you see
What this all is meant to be
And far away in a distance a flickering light will shine eternally

 
 
Lay A Cloud On Me
Lay a cloud on me, make me one of many
Lay a cloud on me, envelop me a while
For a while a smile, in anonymity
Lay a cloud on me

Lay a cloud on me, blend the edges
Lay a cloud on me, pause the enemy
Somewhere undefined and always in between
Lay a cloud on

So smile as you move
Surreal’ll surround
Take you in arm
Holding you down
Fading to gold
I feel it arrive
Cover me

Lay a cloud on me, leave a fog to cover
Lay a cloud on me, disguise without a trace
Take the hands of time and slow down subtly
Lay a cloud on

So smile as you move
Surreal’ll surround
Take you in arm
Holding you down
Fading to gold
I feel it arrive
Cover me

 
 
Shuffle The Deck
Little by little you whittle away the bone
Taking what you get till there’s nothing to call your own
A ripple in the tide can be more than we’re aware
A fork in the road that you never knew was there

And all the lines you towed were tied to nothing
And all the cards remain unseen

But if you get what you get
’cause everybody says so
Are we never gonna let go
Place the bet, shuffle the deck
And if you get what you get
’cause everybody says so
Are we never gonna let go
And place the bet, shuffle the deck, go

An inch to left and the rest’ll rearrange
Shattering the light into a million different rays
Ruining the lines in a blinding wild affair
Covering each other in the colours that we wear

And all the lines you towed were tied to nothing

But if you get what you get
’cause everybody says so
Are we never gonna let go
Place the bet, shuffle the deck
And if you get what you get
’cause everybody says so
Are we never gonna let go
And place the bet, shuffle the deck, go

When every turn we’re taking
Is breaking into three
That’s where I wanna be

And if you get what you get
’cause everybody says so
Are we never gonna let go
Place the bet, shuffle the deck
And if you get what you get
’cause everybody says so
Are we never gonna let go
And place the bet, shuffle the deck, go

Shuffle the deck
Shuffle the deck, go

Shuffle the deck
Shuffle the deck, go

 
 
Daresay
I dare say we got along
If it was only for a moment, only for one song
I dare say we got along
If it was only for a moment, only for one song

I kinda knew
That you like it
I kinda knew
We won’t quit until we fall apart
Deny it
I can’t hold on while letting go
So what’s it gonna be

I dare say we got along
If it was only for a moment, only for one song
I dare say we got along
If it was only for a moment, only for one song

I’ll go let you know when I’m good and ready
I’ll go let you know when I’m good and ready

I dare say we got along
If it was only for a moment, only for one song
I dare say we got along
If it was only for a moment, only for one song

 
 
Waving Flags
Come out the other side
Waving flags for you
No intentions left to hide
There’s beauty in the broken

Torn up and left to breathe
As it was gonna be
No inclination to deceive
There’s beauty in the broken

New vines begin to grow, but I don’t need to know
New vines, are we the same old enemies?
New vines begin to grow, but I don’t need to know
I don’t need to know

Colour outside of the lines
Drawn in disarray
Out of focus misaligned
There’s beauty in the broken

New vines begin to grow, but I don’t need to know
New vines, are we the same old enemies?
New vines begin to grow, but I don’t need to know
I don’t need to know
Are we the same old enemies?
I don’t need to know
’cause I don’t need to know
Are we the same old enemies?

New vines begin to grow, but I don’t need to know

 
 
The Choices Plenty
Another lifeline
Could have put yours on mine
Could have held together the lines that tethered
The path declined
But that’s a lifeline we left behind

Another lifeline
A futile pastime
The wondering why, the tireless hindsight
The proof supplied
I wonder now how did we decide

Who are we gonna be
Who are we gonna be
Who are we gonna be, the choices plenty

Another lifeline
Could have put yours on mine
Our destination still up for question
Still undefined
Lovers long lost and left behind

Who are we gonna be
Who are we gonna be
Who are we gonna be, the choices plenty

 
 
Dance With Me Catherine
Dear Miss, I formally apply
For this union of the right kind
I’m quite aware of what this entails
And happy to go into detail

I’ll be your drink, I’ll get you dancing
I’ll make your mum join in when your aunt sings
Don’t think I’ll break, I know what the stakes are
So dance with me

Please find enclosed a small array
Of kind words and my curriculum vitae
I look forward to hearing more
With kind regards from the dance floor

I’ll be a drag, I’ll be your Mondays
I’ll steal your fags, let’s see what your lungs say
I’ll need a hand, but I’ll be a shoulder
So dance with me

I’ll be your team, we’ll make the finals
I’ll be your Steely Dan but on vinyl
Tell me I’m old but smile while you do so
And dance with me
Dance with me
Dance with me
Dance with me Catherine

 
 
How Far Will I Go
You come sneaking in as blurred outlines and vague beginnings
Just fragments and frequencies a hazy notion is stirring deep inside of me

From time to time you come around like a regular visitor of town

You never stay, I won’t be long, is what you say, you’ve got to be moving on

And when you’ve left it’s not the same here

A certain shimmer still remains

You come and go whenever you feel like it 

This much I know

And every time you’re starting something new
For me to follow through

What are you headed for today, is there a concept, anyway?

You’re telling me, just wait and see and don’t you try to understand

’cause when you’ve left it’s not the same here

A certain shimmer still remains

You come and go whenever you feel like it

This much I know

And every time you’re starting something new
 for me to follow through

I ask myself, how far will I go?

 
 
Set To Glow
The tired hands of time
Join to throw their shadow
And the borderline shimmers gold

This is yours and mine
We let nobody know
Let the light recline to regrow
We set to glow

There’s no history
Here to haunt the divide
That we dig to reap what we sow

A rhythm on repeat
That no one can describe
But we crave to be to let go
We set to glow

Words woven well
Can remind, can free minds
Words woven well
Can steal time, render blind

We lean in to be
Caught in charcoal and vines
Become scenery, begin to grow

Spreading secretly
Smudging all of the lines
Where we need to be to regrow
We set to glow

 
 
Take It On The Chin
Don’t you act like it’s gone away
I breathed it in
Words worked in and found a way
Under my skin
Hard times are ahead of me
But still you say

Take it on the chin my son
To win the hill upon which you run is a long one
And you’re gonna need strength and pride
Don’t provide them with a peek inside
Hide what you got away
There’s not a better way for a man to be a man
So take it on the chin

Words worm in while you’re unaware
Just how deep they’ve gone
Course set off to anywhere
But the pull is strong
Steer slowly and steadily
Still you’re at the helm

Take it on the chin my son
To win the hill upon which you run is a long one
And you’re gonna need strength and pride
Don’t provide them with a peek inside
Hide what you got away
There’s not a better way for a man to be a man
So take it on the chin

 
 
Plasticine
If you look for long enough its gonna look wrong
If you look for long enough its gonna look wrong

Momentary indecisiveness 

Hesitation require inquest

Microscopically we analyze

Adjust the focus inspect the lines

If you look for long enough its gonna look wrong

If you look for long enough its gonna look wrong

We are made of plasticine

So dirty clean
Imperfectly in the know

We are made of plasticine
So dirty clean
Imperfectly goes to show

Left eye closed head tilted to one side

Push and poke dissect and magnify
Calculate the in-discrepancy
Crunch the numbers, make them bleed

We are made of plasticine
So dirty clean
Imperfectly in the know
We are made of plasticine
So dirty clean
Imperfectly goes to show

If you look for long enough its gonna look wrong
If you look for long enough its gonna look wrong

We are made of plasticine

 
 
One Beautiful Mess
This is one beautiful mess that you left me with

This is one beautiful mess that i cannot resist

Emphatically able to fully disable me

This is one beautiful mess that we’re sitting inside

This is one beautiful mess that i should not abide

Disaster cascading but i’m not evading you

Chaos can be charming with your arms around me

If you let go the sound of the alarms’ll drown me

Won’t you surround me

This is one beautiful mess that you left me with

This is one beautiful mess that i cannot resist

You surround me
You surround me
You surround me
You surround me

 
 
Wiser
Words are wise but eyes are wiser

All the while they tantalise her

I’ll be waiting in the aisles and

We’ll be wiser, this time

We’ll be wiser, this time

Played the fool and payed the prices

All the rules and all the vices

Disregard all their devices

We’ll be wiser, this time

We’ll be wiser, this time

We’ll be wiser, this time
We’ll be wiser, this time

Lies’ll hide inside the covers
Multiply and try to color

Worlds that once were more than lovers

We’ll be wiser, this time
We’ll be wiser, this time

We’ll be wiser, this time (as if we never knew, or never wanted to)

We’ll be wiser, this time (as if we never knew, or never wanted to)