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LIGHTSLEEPER

2018

Prelude - Island of Peace

Reach out at the end of the day
Tell us you love her
Welcome to ships coming in
Safe harbour
Let love begin
Moving and making a shape
Everybody hold on together
Together, together ooooooh


Meet Me in the Air

Violet lightning will be leaping in the air
(Find out for yourself)
Charlie show me, always talking with his hands
(Or something like...)
Sign like Ghandi through the aching of the day
(Her sign reminds me of the loss)
Sunlight gallivant come and meet me in the air
(Always in my heart to follow you)

We’ll be right here when you wake
Handing out the tea and cake
When we welcome you onboard
Well it takes so long to get you
Takes so long to get your reward

(Can I give you half of one)
Firelight embers keep igniting in your head
Rising waterbed
I can teach you anywhere
(Imagine when we’re in singing Rome)
(When lovers legs and arms unfold)
Come and meet me in the air
(Could match your expectations)
(Two of us taking off)

Come and meet me in the air
Come and meet me in the air


Where's My Room

Where’s my room, oh no where is my room
Where’s my room, I hope I find it soon
Where’s my room, I need a place to stay
Where’s my room, I have to hide away

I got a picture of a hammerhead
I can’t remember what the bellman said
I’m walking up and down the corridors
I get the same result on every floor
I got the number wrong
So help me sing along
Something weird
I’ll practice on you yeah

Where’s my room, oh no where is my room
Where’s my room, I hope I find it soon
Where’s my room, I need a place to stay
Where’s my room, I have to hide away
I’ve seen enough to figure it out
I’ve seen enough there’s no way out

You’ve been waiting for me to come back
I walk on water to cover my tracks
Where’s my room, oh no where is my room
Where’s my room, oh no where is my room

The show is over
I’m part of the crowd
All the well wishers
Are gathering round
And even strangers look familiar to me now
Tell me if I’ve met you once before
Say yes

All our lives (All our lives)
All our lives we’ve been looking for love
And now it’s looking for us
Sing it
All our lives, all our lives been wrapped up
It’s been looking for us all along
All our lives (don’t know why)
All our lives we’ve been looking for love
And now it’s looking for us
Sing it
All our lives all our lives been wrapped up
It’s been looking for us all along
 

Anger Plays a Part

Well I won’t defend the things I said to hurt
Let it burn through
For men in bloom passion is a spark

I know that anger plays a part
I hope that longing is a start
Cos’ I don’t want nobody around

When I can’t express the bitterness I hold
And the slightest thing can send me in a spiral down the dark

I know that anger plays a part
I hope that longing is a start
Cos’ I don’t want nobody, need nobody around


Troubles (vinyl only)

Does a man need a gun
To defend his freedom
Does he think that he knows best
When he caught you in his net
Can he lose the very thing
He was trying to protect

I will make you warm
I will leave you there

Troubles are good for the soul
You don’t have to hang your head low

Is a man so dumb
That he don’t like wisdom
Must be time to reflect
Think I might just take a walk
I won’t launch an invasion
Not yet

I will make you warm
I will leave you there

Troubles are good for the soul
You don’t have to hang your head low

Play a romance for someone
Make her believe she’s not alone
Making her laugh and then succumb
She’s the most innocent of all
You can do your merry dance
But you can beat no horse

You end up waiting for the wind to change
It will drive you crazy, blow your troubles away
I’m not saying that we’re here to stay
With a glass on the table, leave your troubles behind


Listen

Listen
Angelus bells are ringing
Silvereyes are singing
And I’m lying on the floor

Listen
Down under the surface
Silence has a purpose
I don’t fear it anymore

Listen
Waves just keep on rolling
Starlight never ending
It’s a line you’ve heard before

Is it for myself
Or for her I cry
Like the wind that moans
When is my girl coming home
Home

Listen
It’s a good time for living
The season of forgiving
It’s so easy to ignore

Listen
Conjuring up a vision
Of someone I’m really missing
See her standing in the door

There’s a magpie caroling
In the dead of night
Like the wind that moans
When is my girl coming home
Home

Listen
Machines will always be running
And radiation humming
And I hear the announcer calling
In the arrival hall
When is my girl coming home

I don’t know where she’s gone
It could be anywhere
I want my baby home
Where she belongs
When’s my girl coming home

And I hear the announcer calling
In the arrival hall
When is my girl
When is my girl coming home
Home
Home
Home



Any Other Way

I’m willing to fight for love
I won’t look up, the bank’s got my neck in a rope
But I don’t need their money.
As far as the eye can see
Maybe I’ll bury my head in a dream
Like I don’t need to worry
When the things build deep in the darkest depths of the dumb

Living on our feet
While we are young spending our nights on the street The city is an organ
I’m willing to fight for love
Open up flowers are meant to be seen
They also say I’m sorry

So give me your hand I’m down on one
You are the lifeline I hold
Why would I look any other way

Beginning a life with you
Beginning a life with you
Bask in the glow

I love you
I know so weathering all we been through
The saddest of emotion

So give me your hand I’m down on one
You are the lifeline I hold
Why would I look any other way


Back to Life

I know you have a secret
There is no flavour as big as your thirst
I can find you underwater
Those faraway eyes
Joe mama calling out to me
Turn the light on

Your voice is commanding (COMMANDING AND I)
And I am loyal to the cause
My voice (MY VOICE) is demanding
To the gods come on
Bring her back to life
And immortalise

I’ve seen him
The well travelled man
There is no sorrow
That can’t be undone
You know every single word of
“Like A Rolling Stone”

Your voice is commanding (COMMANDING AND I)
And I am loyal to the cause
My voice (MY VOICE) is demanding
(DEMAND TO TO THE GODS COME ON)
With every passing day we multiply
And immortalise

Oh my love the night belongs to you
And Orpheus is playing his guitar
Our boats are tied up next to the bar
The more we sing the less we have to say
A kiss to make love

Your voice is commanding (COMMANDING AND I)
And I (AM LOYAL TO THE CAUSE)
My voice (MY VOICE) is demanding
(DEMAND TO TO THE GODS COME ON)
Will you bring us back to life

Bring us back to life back to life
It’s the only way ya learn
To keep the flame aglow
When I come back I promise that
When I’m on the run
It’s the only way ya learn
To keep the flame aglow
With every passing day we multiply


Hiding Place

Kathy is waiting for a call tonight
but everyone has gone to ground
her friends are on the edge of town
Terry is putting his mind at ease
taking his prescription drugs
watching himself from above
everybody's life could be a movie
you can illuminate the smile
take you to a hiding place

show me your face

Terry is always giving her advice
That she knows she’ll never take
you have to make your own mistakes
somehow lately his head is bowed
whenever he meets her gaze
not giving anything away
everybody'slife could be a movie
you can illuminate the smile
take you to a hiding place

show me your face

Time is slipping, just let it go
and why did I hope that it would
It’s turning into violence and maybe it’s symbolic

maybe we’re just beasts in the heart of the heart
I hear you want to cleat the fog, hit the ceiling sometime
By amplifying hope I wanted to feel it.

It’s a surprise my friend
Aliens see all don’t tell
you know how I sleep in
a na na ah too soon
Women from Iceland are handsome by accent
hold on here Dad
want you to think
want you to believe
in that moment you think
I don’t care what you think
my life seems kinda weird.
hold on hold on hold on hold


Ghosts

I saw children digging
In my imagination
somewhere buried in the garden
That way they give a man disease
Oh they got to know me well
sleeping through the fearful night
I never wanted to poor Tony
brake into the railway track

Every time I woke up with a fright
I would suppose, I was a ghost
I don’t believe in them anymore
One day I’ll make it to you Cat Man won’t do

inside you
may be chosen by their worth
That evil man is in my head
like the stake we took to her
I been waiting for the moment
I drag her round, drag her round by her feet.
Led you to the muscle in my pocket
Make it down don’t make it up don’t make it blue

Every time I woke up with a fright
I would suppose, I was a ghost
I don’t believe in them anymore
Thief in the night
Trick of the light
I don’t believe in them anymore

Neil, rip it for me now


We Know What It Means

Growing up
And knowing what the dangers are
Doesn’t mean you lose your spark
You’ll always be a child at heart
Show rhythm, rocking us to sleep again
Blurry visions on the bus
I’m picturing the 2 of us
hung up over the moon
Making up a slow descent
Waking up at 3 AM
We’re having one of those nights again
We never laughed so hard
Rolling on the kitchen floor
I don’t remember much
Of what we did the night before
So close and yet so far
Found each other in between
We know where madness was
Its nowhere we haven’t been

Waking up
I want to see you smile again If only I could lift my head Wish it didn’t hurt so bad

We never laughed so hard
Rolling on the kitchen floor
I don’t remember much
Of what we did the night before
So close and yet so far
Found each other in between
We know where madness was
It's nowhere we haven’t been

We know what it means to love
We know what it means
You know what I’m thinking of
When I call out in my sleep
There are monsters in the deep my love
More than anyone alive
You know that I’m alive

So close and yet so far
We know where madness was
It's nowhere we haven’t been


Hold Her Close

Leave a gap in the door
To let a little light in
Hold her close to your heart in the right way
She’ll fall asleep in your arms
Baby in the morning
Hold her close to your heart in the right way

Sleep now Buddy, I’m tired
Saw your yawning
Don’t fight it

Leave a gap in the door
To let a little light in
Hold her close to your heart in the right way
She’ll fall asleep in your arms
Baby in the morning
Hold her close to your heart in the right way

See myself in your eyes
Slowly sinking, don’t fight it
We can all go building beds in the pillowy sky
Where the baddies won’t find us

Leave a gap in the door
To let a little light in
Hold her close to your heart in the right way
She’ll fall asleep in your arms
Baby in the morning
Hold her close to your heart in the right way