3-9-4 (B.Deily)

Circle of streetlight, rain on a windshield
Seeing you for the last time
Eyes on a bustop, light in a window
Seeing you for the last time

"My Life had stood - a Loaded Gun -
In Corners - till a Day
The Owner passed - identified -
And carried Me away - "

Do you understand how it ends?
Do you understand how it ends?
Do you understand how it ends now?

Circle of darkness
The rain that won't stop
Eyes on a bustop
Do you understand how it ends now?
Do you understand how it ends now?
Do you understand how it ends now?

 

6IX (E. Dando)

Here comes Gwyneth’s head in a box
Gwyneth’s head in a box
Soupy Sales my friend
Here comes Gwyneth’s head

Here comes Gwyneth’s head in a box
Gwyneth’s head in a box
Skip Stevenson’s dead
Here comes Gwyneth’s head

All flesh is grass
Finish your paella
All flesh is grass
Finish your paella
All flesh is grass

Here comes Gwyneth’s head in a box
Gwyneth’s head in a box
Skip Stevenson’s dead
Here comes Gwyneth’s head 

 

7 POWERS (B. Deily)

Boy the way Glen Miller played
Songs that made the hit parade
Guys like us we had it made

Those were the days
This could be habitual
This could be a ritual
Grown up, learned to take it slow
Don't ever go, don't ever go

Those were the days
Burning down a blaze
Downtown stays
Don't ever go
You know I need you so take it slow

 

ALISON'S STARTING TO HAPPEN (E. Dando)

She’d shake it up
Was hard to make out
Now it’s plain to see
I couldn’t cook to save myself
Found my life a recipe
I never looked at her this way before, but now she’s all I see

Alison’s starting to happen
Alison’s starting to happen
Alison’s starting to happen, to me

It’s so mesmerizing
Can’t describe it
All that inside, hey
No one’s heard her last name
I ain’t asked
So, who am I to blame?
An earthquake started forming underneath my feet today

Alison’s starting to happen
Alison’s starting to happen
Alison’s starting to happen, to me

Oh this world is topsy-turvy
And it is mine to eat
She’s the pebble in my mouth
And underneath my feet
She’s the puzzle piece behind the sky, that makes the sky complete

Alison’s starting to happen
Alison’s starting to happen
Alison’s starting to happen
Alison’s starting to happen
Alison’s getting her tit pierced
Alison’s growing a mohawk
Alison’s starting to happen, to me

 

AMAZING GRACE (Traditional - arrangement by E. Dando/B. Deily/J. Peretz)

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now I’m found
Was blind but now I see

Was grace that brought me safe thus far
And grace my fears relieved
How precious did that grave appear
The hour I first believed

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now I’m found
Was blind but now I see

Amen

 

ANYWAY (B. Deily)

There was a time I would've trusted you
There was a time that I would give it all away
There was a time I'd give it just to you
There was a time it didn't matter what you'd say
What you'd say

I loved you so but that was long ago
When it only takes a day
It doesn't matter anyway
It doesn't matter anyway

Lying on my own again
Standing for whatever comes along
You'll never be alone again
You're only lonely when you let yourself get strong
Get too strong

I loved you so but that was long ago
When it only takes a day
It doesn't matter anyway
It doesn't matter anyway

Look at your catastrophe
Look at me how it has to be
Say goodbye it's all the past to me
Just don't try, not the last to be
Free and stupid in the sunrise
Summer blowin' by and shining in the trees
I get the feeling that you feel no suprise
Unexpected morning had me on my knees
on my knees

I loved you so but that was long ago
When it only takes a day
It doesn't matter anyway
It doesn't matter anyway

 

 

BABY'S HOME (T. Morgan)

My indecision is causing me pain
It's hard to conceal it
And it's harder to name
Before I leave for work
Here's some words that might hurt
But it's something that I have to say

Think about me, when he calls around three
The time that you know I'm not at home
All that I ask is our promises last
'Til the time I can stand on my own

When I horse breaks a leg
Then it's best to shoot it
'Cause it's quick and it eases the pain
But when a marriage is dying
Tell me who does the firing
And who is to say who's to blame

Think about me, when he calls around three
The time that you know I'm not at home
All that I ask is our promises last
'Til the time I can stand on my own

You may think i went to work
But i took the day off
And i watched him as his car pulled in the drive
And although my heart's hurtin' 
My shotgun is workin'
And it packs one hell of a surprise

Think about me, when he calls around three
'Cause guess what your baby is home
I'll cut you in half with a double shot blast
And I'll pound on his head with a stone
'Til I think I can stand on my own 

 

BALLARAT (E. Dando)

BECOME THE ENEMY (B. Stevenson)

It's my fault
I never learned a trade
So I just scrape all day
It's not my fault
Yeah, when there's never enough
So I just toil away

And oh, what you say to me
It's not how love's supposed to be
And oh, what you do to me
When you become the enemy

It's not your fault
Yeah, things didn't turn out the way you dreamed at school
And now you're raising two
But it's your fault
When you raise a pointed finger at the one who loves you

And oh, what you say to me
It's not how love's supposed to be
And oh, what you do to me
When you become the enemy

Pass the blame and our life away
Pass the blame, watch us fall away
Pass the blame and our life away
Pass the blame, watch us fall away

It's not our fault
Yeah things never turn out the way we plan
Something we can never understand
And it's both our faults
When we pass the blame instead of trying to change
Babe, we just need to rearrange

And oh, what you say to me
It's not how love's supposed to be
And oh, what you do to me
When you become the enemy

Pass the blame in our lives away
Pass the blame, watch us fall away
Pass the blame in our life away
Pass the blame, watch us fall away

 

 

BEING AROUND (E. Dando/T. Morgan)

If I was in the fridge, would you open the door?
If I was the grass, would you mow your lawn?
If I was your body, would you still wear clothes?
If I were a booger, would you blow your nose?
Where would you keep it?
Would you eat it?
I’m just trying to give myself a reason
For being around

If I was the front porch swing, would you let me hang?
If I was the dance floor, would you shake your thang?
If I was a rubber cheque, would you let me bounce
Up and down inside your bank account?
Would ya trust me
Not to break you?
I’m just trying really hard to make you
Notice me being around

If was a haircut, would you wear a hat?
If I was a maid, could I clean your flat?
If I was the carpet, would you wipe your feet
In time to save me from mud off the street?
If you like me
If you love me
Would you get down on your knees and scrub me?
I’m a little grubby, from just being around.

 

 

 

BELT (E. Dando)

Been livin' with your shit too long
You know it’s gotta end
Yell to me sing your song

You know it’s gotta end
You just been around too long to still be my friend
Try and talk it out with you
Let’s not pretend
Now’s the time
Today's the day to show you what I fail to say
I gotta stick
I got some friends
This is where your story ends
Right now we're gonna belt
Right now you don't look so well
That’s right you can't walk so well
Go on, give it a chance
May I ask for this dance
You're fucked up

 

 

BIG GAY HEART E. Dando/T. Morgan)

Take a look into some big gray eyes
And ask yourself do you wanna make ‘em cry?
Looking out of them, it’s just as well
But you’re gonna live to see, I’m gonna ask you why

Either way you’ve got a bone to pick
Can’t you leave that to somebody else
I don’t need you to suck my dick
Or to help me feel good about myself

Big gay heart
Please don’t break my big gay heart
Big gay heart
Please don’t break my big gay heart

Why can’t you look after yourself, and not down on me
Do you have to try to piss me off, just ‘cause I'm easy to please?
Why can’t you look after yourself, and not down on me
Yeah well, I understand that you’re not with the big gay scene

If you can find a way to add it up
It might be hard but it might be enough
I’d be grateful, I’d be satisfied
And you might find in time it wouldn’t feel so bad

After all it doesn’t take that much
And it would mean the song to me
For you to lose the part that’s still afraid
And not prepared to see

My big gay heart
In the dark, my big gay heart
Big gay heart
Please don’t break my big gay heart

Why can’t you look after yourself, and not down on me
Do you have to try to piss me off, just ‘cause I'm easy to please?
Why can’t you look after yourself, and not down on me
Yeah well, I understand that you’re not with the big gay scene

Big gay heart
Please don’t break my big gay heart
Big gay heart
Please don’t break my big gay heart
My big gay heart
In the dark, my big gay heart
Big gay heart
Please don’t break my big gay heart

 

 

BIT PART (E. Dando/T. Morgan)

I wanna bit part in your life
A walk-on would be fine
I just wanna bit part in your life (bit part in your life)

I wanna bit part in your life
Rehearsing all the time
I just wanna bit part in your life (bit part in your life)

Little more than a cameo
Nothing traumatic when I go

Little more than a stand-in
I won’t need reprimanding

 

 

BLACK GOWN (E. Dando)

I wanna lie down and listen
I wanna lie down and listen
I gotta lie down and isn't that your black gown

So you cry now and you're pacing
Feel your town might need erasing
You gotta lie down and isn't that your black gown

Is it really true
He has passed away
Neither I or you can really say
We were fast asleep
just the other day
I'd been dreaming about the bales of house high hay
We went and climbed that day

If it ain't fixed, don't break it
When the pain pricks you can take
Kill a werewolf wooden you stake it

Bring the sky down while we're waiting
Put a line out or cut bacon
Drop a dime now for satan
Where's your black gown?
If you find our you're mistaken
Give exactly what you're taking
When it's time to throw the rake in

I wanna lie down and listen
I wanna lie down and listen
I gotta lie down and isn't that your black gown

 

BRASS BUTTONS (G. Parsons)

Brass buttons, green silks and silver shoes
Warm evening, pale morning, bottle blues
And the tiny golden pins
That she wore up in her hair
Brass buttons, green silks and silver shoes

My mind was young until she knew
Secret thoughts known only by a few
Was a dream much to real
To believe against to know
All the time I think she knew

The words still dance inside my head
The comb still lies beside my bed
And the sun comes up without her
It just doesn’t know she’s gone
I remember everything she said

Brass buttons, green silks and silver shoes
Warm evening, pale morning, bottle blues
And the tiny golden pins
That she wore up in her hair
Brass buttons, green silks and silver shoes

 

 

BREAK ME (E. Dando)

Speak so softly and lowly
Like you want me to hear
And it just shows to go me
No need to fear
You’re away on a movie
And I want you to be

Be Be Be Be Be
Be Be Be Be Be

You’re away on a painting
And I want you to be
And it just ain’t worth waiting
For what I don’t wanna see
You’re away on a painting
It don’t bother me

Me Me Me Me Me
Me Me Me Me Me
Me Me Me Me Me
Me Me Me Me Me

Come on baby
Don’t say you hate me
Grape leaf stay fair save me???
Starting all over, heather clover
Come on rover, break me
Break me
Break me

Speak so softly and lowly
Like you want me to hear

 

BURIED ALIVE (B. Deily)

Well I give up
Buried alive
Can't seem to face up
Buried alive
Can't seem to get it right
Buried alive
And I'll be up all night
Buried alive, I'm drowning
Too much on my heart and my mind
Schoolgirls are running my life
I can't get out

Said the wrong word at the wrong time
Buried alive
Listening on the telephone
Buried alive
Hearing myself from faraway
Buried alive
I can't believe the things I'm saying
Buried alive, I'm losing control

Well I give up
Buried alive
I really fucked
Buried alive
I still can't get it right
Buried alive
I'll still be up all night
Buried alive, I'm drowning
Too much on my heart and my mind
Schoolgirls still running my life
I've gotta get out

 

BURYING GROUND (B. Deily)

Down the road, around the hill
Past the dust and railroad tracks
Where the dark woods whisper
She is gone

Where the water runs unseen
Faded leaves are rustling
The deadfall snapping
She is gone

A carpet of pine needles spreads to the burying ground
Petals scatter, seasons change

She is dust, she is no more
Only the ground remembers
She is dust, she is no more

"This is the Hour of Lead --
Remembered, if outlived,
As Freezing persons, recollect the Snow --
First -- Chill -- then Stupor -- then the letting go --"

[final stanza from Emily Dickinson, #341 in The
Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, ed. Thomas H.
Johnson -- punctuation and capitalization sic]

 

 

C’MON DADDY (E.Dando/Epic Soundtracks)

I feel like Steven is my father and I don’t know why
But I realised it when I looked in his eyes
Feel like Steven is my daddy, and it ain’t no lie
But I wanna hold ya ‘til the end of time

So come on Daddy, run into my arms
Come on Daddy, wanna feel your charms
Come on Daddy, run into my arms
I wanna hold ya ‘til the end of time

Didn’t know I was your baby since the age of nine
Didn’t know I was your babe for such a long, long time
But something inside me made me realise
Something inside me told me you were mine

So come on Daddy, run into my arms
Come on Daddy, wanna feel your charms
Come on Daddy, run into my arms
I wanna hold ya, I wanna hold ya, I wanna hold ya ‘til the end of time

It’s never too late to find out
Or too late to know
Now we’re back in the saddle
We’re starting, we’re starting to grow

Feel like Steven is my father and I don’t know why
But I realised it when I looked in his eyes
I feel like Steven is my daddy, and it ain’t no lie
But I wanna hold ya ‘til the end of time

So come on Daddy, run into my arms
Come on Daddy, wanna feel your charms
Come on Daddy, run into my arms
I wanna hold ya ‘til the end of time

Feel like Steven is my father
Feel like Steven is my father

Goodnight Daddy

 

CAZZO DI FERRO (E. Dando/C. Brennan)

Sei proprio un grasso menefregista
Sei dal lontano il piu
Coatto uomo nel mondo
Sei una testa di cazzo
Lato di ferro
Sei una testa di cazzo

Guardo la tivu ogni pomeriggio
Quando l'accendo, vedo
Un gran cazzo l'odio e l'amo
Sei una testa di cazzo
Lato di ferro
Sei una testa di cazzo

Che Dio-sei magico

Sure he's had his share of problems,
His life has been tough
But that ain’t no excuse to be so fucking gruff
Mark Sanger serves him ham, though he doesn't like pork
He'd rather eat his own shit with a knife and a fork

Basta con lo stronzo, non lo mangia, prego
Lato di ferro, ti voglio bene
Sei una testa di cazzo
Lato di ferro
Sei una testa di cazzo

Lato di ferro, una domanda
Puoi dirmi se il tuo piatto e buono
Mi domandavo

The reason I came down with earmuffs was
I wanted to keep out the noise
That’s all
The reason I came down with earmuffs was
Because I need to keep out the noise
That’s all

 

CEILING FAN IN MY SPOON (E. Dando)

Started out today, jello in the sand
Went out of my way not to understand
Walked into a tree, don't you look at me
See I'm not myself, phoney mystery

Sore afraid
That's my tune
Ceiling fan in my spoon

Clothed in iron there's no denyin' 
When you feel like a bent fork tine???
Feelin' like a bent fork tine????
Clothed in iron there's no denyin'

Sore afraid
That's my tune
Ceiling fan in my spoon

Started out today, jello in the sand
Went out of my way not to understand
Walked into a tree, don't you look at me
See I'm not myself, phoney mystery.

Sore afraid
That's my tune
Ceiling fan in my spoon
In my spoon

 

CIRCLE OF ONE (E. Dando)

Came to the end
Once again
Start over now
Just can't win

Do it all again
Go ahead, defy your better judgement
Slide right to the bottom
Climb back up again

Came to the end
Once again
Start over now
Just can't win

 

 

CLANG BANG CLANG aka LEFT FOR DEAD (E. Dando)

You left off where I got on
Now temptation's weak and my patience is strong
Used to be I was unkind
Now I don't call and you don't mind

Thought it was wrong, wrong what she said
Now you're right and I'm left for dead
Thought it was dumb, dumb what I heard
Now I'm eating every word

Clang, bang, clang went the good guy at the door
They put me in a cell with a concrete floor
Wrapped a phone cord round my fist
They abort my wrist and I cut where I kissed

Thought it was wrong, wrong what she said
Now you're right and I'm left for dead
Thought it was dumb, dumb what I heard
Now I'm eating every word

Clang, bang, clang
Clang, bang, clang
Bang, clang.

 

COME BACK D.A. (E. Dando)

Now Satan is all over this world
You wanna find him
I wanna find him
Now satan is everything you are
Everything I am
When I pledge
I'm not like you
I'm not like him
I'm so nice thing
No such like him
Now the soul he didn't see it
He didn't mean it
He didn't see it
My ruthie doll
Blind as a bat
Slow as a turtle
I give up to you right now my lord

 

 

COME DOWNSTAIRS (E. Dando)

Lisa
Here's your chance to step out of time
There just ain't no reason
And there ain't no rhyme

I'm breathing oh so slowly
My heart feels barely there
I'm in the rhododendrons
And you're upstairs

Yeah, come downstairs
Unaware
Yeah

I've got that good bad feelin'
Bubblin' up into my brain
The odds are stacked up to the ceilin'
Pushin' my luck just the same, woah

Yeah, come downstairs
Unaware
Yeah

 

COME TO THE WINDOW (B. Deily)

["Come to the window,
sweet is the night air..."
- Matthew Arnold, "Dover Beach"]

Morning fields moving slow
Cold bright river always flow
Church bell all the way from town
Sun will tell you if you listen to

Hold on the yourself
For awhile
Love the world
Enough to smile
Friends will come and friends will go
But I'll always be here

Grownup fast eyes of a child
Shine like a candle all the while
Ask the sky what it's trying to say
Don't mind the rest, they won't hear anyway

Hold me in your heart
For awhile
Love the world
Enough to smile
Friends will come and friends will go
But I'll always be here

When the trees are bare on the sky
I won't have to tell you not to cry
Season come and seasons go
I'll always be here

 

 

 

CONFETTI (E. Dando)

He kinda, should, sorta, woulda loved her if he could’ve
The story’s getting closer to the end
He kinda, should, sorta, woulda loved her if he could’ve
He’d rather be alone than pretend

She just wanted him to love her, but he didn’t
He took to the woods and wandered in it
Walked along and on until they couldn’t
Stole himself to tell her that he wouldn’t

He kinda, should, sorta, woulda loved her if he could’ve
The story’s getting closer to the end
He kinda, should, sorta, woulda loved her if he could’ve
He’d rather be alone than pretend

She just wanted him to love her, but he didn’t
He took to the woods and wandered in it
Walked along and on until they couldn’t
Stole himself to tell her that he wouldn’t

He kinda, should, sorta, woulda loved her if he could’ve
The story’s getting closer to the end
He kinda, should, sorta, woulda loved her if he could’ve
He’d rather be alone than pretend