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Shake it off

There’s a storm in a cup and it’s drinking me up dear, could you maybe pass the salt
well there’s lemon in my eye and smoke up in the sky, and I’m having trouble keeping up

How does it feel to know how it feels, does it burn your skin right down to the bone
or do you shake it off like a dog after a bath, or does it drag you by the heels

If the shoe doesn’t fit then you’ll have to admit, the answer was never really there at all
but when it’s hot it’s hot, and when it’s not it’s not, someone’s always on the edge about to fall

Well I’ll take the blame and ruin my good name, even let you tell them that it’s true
but you just had to know it was something I had to do, and now it’s got me runnin from the blue

Holding On

Just a second of your time, is as precious as the sun
the air breathes stale and the waters turn to mud when your gone
when you walk away from me, the birds stifle in their cry
the fish all lose their way and turn their belly’s to the sky

Holding on, is only hurting me, holding on, is only hurting me
Oh I know, I can’t live without it

Well some people think I’m mad, and I maybe think I am
should sell my soul to Lucifer and take him by the hand
cuz it seems a little strange to wish away the hours
but to see you walking in my door I would sacrifice the flowers

Well there’s something in your smile and safety in your eyes
but the poison running through your veins it takes me by surprise
and there’s venom in your words and it eats away my skin
if I didn’t burn this flame for you a lesser girl would win

Borrowed and Blue

One is old and one is new, one is borrowed and one is blue
secrets whispered in the trees, heard only by the birds and the little bees

But don’t be afraid, behind the middle grey you’ll find your spark
And don’t be dismayed, cuz there’s something in the way, you fall apart

Don’t say word, for only the bad ones are ever heard
Hold it close to your chest, cuz you know that’s the best …..
Yeah you know that’s the best

One is left and one is right, but which will ya choose tonight
Searching for a little peace but you won’t find it praying on ya knees

Lover Evermore

I was looking for a second chance, but I’m giving up on circumstance
There’s gotta be a little faith, buried deep beneath this heart of hate

I’ll be your, lover evermore, I’ll stay true, no matter what I do

You may think my ways are so absurd, but my actions speak a thousand words
And I know it’s hard for you to see, but I’m only saving you from me

I won’t steal your heart anymore, so please take my picture off your wall

Wish I Was

Wish I was on a train with you heading to a park, instead of kicking a can along this crooked footpath
where two souls could meet away from the smog & concrete, where two souls could go away from these busy city streets

Wish I was on a plane with you flying into the night, instead of sipping the last glass of my four dollar wine
where two souls could be completely judgement free, where two souls could go where ever we wanna be
well you might be right I’ve fallen in, don’t turn out the lights I’ll come home again, I’ll come home again

Wish I was alone with you somewhere in the dark, instead of writing you this song on my old red guitar
where two souls could be simply just you and me, where two souls could go where ever the hell we wanna be
well you might be right I’ve fallen in, don’t turn out the lights I’ll come home again, I’ll come home again

Whispers In The Dark

You play guitar and I’ll play the fool, as hard as I fight you’re making all the rules
your silence bares a heavy weight, and I don’t know how much more I can take

Oh whispers in the dark, we’re just whispers mumbled in the dark

You play the knight and I’ll play fair maid, trapped up in my tower self made
the skeleton key in your hand you hold, but to unlock what is inside you must be bold

Wrapped up in your world of self despair, of this love that’s offered you you do not care
holding out for something you don’t know, but in time I’ll take my love and I will go

Red Roses

I notice you won’t come into the house, what have you gone and done to me now
I see you bringing me red roses, what have you done that you think I won’t notice

I think you think you’re smarter than me, but the things you do I always see
I see you bringing me red roses, what have you done that you think I won’t notice

Sneaking in with a gilded smile like a lion after the kill
seasons come, seasons go and I still love, I still love you still

You give up your love too easily, but I know you’ll always come back to me
I see you bringing me red roses, what have you done that you think I won’t notice

Somebody’s Heart

Blue velvet, sticky date pudding, fluffy slippers, thread & needle in my hand
coffee’s brewing, knives and forks have been set on the table
frying eggs in the pan

Just because I have somebody’s heart, just because I have somebody’s heart
just because I have somebody’s heart hanging around just hanging around

Pink dressing gown, remote control, vanilla ice-cream, bag of popcorn to myself
and the sound of you snoring is louder than I can turn up the TV
why’d ya have to come and lay down next to me

Just because I have somebody’s heart, just because I have somebody’s heart
just because I have somebody’s heart hanging around just hanging around
doesn’t mean I have somebody’s love, doesn’t mean I have somebody’s love
doesn’t mean I have somebody’s love weighing me down just weighing me down

You promised me the world and didn’t deliver,
you don’t even know how I take my tea is it with milk or sugar
and you told me that would be good times on the horizon
but all I got was this fat ass and a 2nd hand sixty five holden that won’t start

Soldier’s Son

Here I stand with this spade in my hand, oh Lord why’d ya have to go and take away my man
cuz the cotton needs chippin and cattle need be fed

Here I stand before this hole in the land, Jesus why’d ya have to go and kill my only man
cuz the children need feeding and I’m running out of seed

This soldiers son is gonna need a dad, the war was won but there’s no one in my bed
and the well is nearly empty and the milk is turning sour, guess I’m all the man this house has now

Here I stand with this rifle in my hand and if they come to take my land I’ll kill them where they stand
cuz this woman’s scorn is vicious cuz they took away my only man

Another Letter

Wrote you another letter in my head, it’s a shame you’ll never know just what it said
I told you, about some places that I’ve been, and some cool shit that I’ve seen
and a funny joke that someone said, and a book I recommend you read

Wrote you another letter in my head, filled with anecdotes things I’m proud of & regret
and how I think about you everyday, regret the fact I went away
and of all the things I wanna do, I wanna do them only with you, only with you

I ride bikes and you ride horses, all we had was stolen moments
save them up put them aside, only for you, only for you

Wrote you another letter in my head, filled with all the stupid things that we both did
I beg you, please don’t remember me that way, hope only happy memories remain
and of all the things I wanna do, I wanna do them only with you, only with you

Side Swiped

The day the darkness came things were bound to change
side swiped in the rain, things would never be the same
but he didn’t take me, he didn’t take me, he didn’t take me

You never thought it would turn out this way
but twelve years to the day, they took what’s left away
but they didn’t take me, they didn’t take me, they didn’t take me

If I could lay my money down, I put it all on you
late one night in a darkened alley way, you’ll make him pay for what he put us through

Little By Little

Little by little it grows like a fruit upon the vine, is it yours or is it mine
and I don’t really know where it comes from, but it sneaks up on me with a smile and a gun

Little by little it knows it doesn’t even have to try, against my heart I would defy
and I don’t really know where it comes from, but it sneaks up on me just when I think it’s gone

Little by little it shows like a bird upon a wire, sitting still not flying high
and I don’t really know if I know you all, and I just don’t know if I care anymore