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"9"

01. 9 Crimes
02. The Animals Were Gone
03. Elephant
04. Rootless Tree
05. Dogs
06. Coconut Skins
07. Me, My Yoke + I
08. Grey Room
09. Accidental Babies
10. Sleep Don't Weep
11. The Rat Within The Grain

 

9 Crimes

Leave me out with the waste
This is not what I do
It's the wrong kind of place
To be thinking of you
It's the wrong time
For somebody new
It's a small crime
And I've got no excuse

Is that alright, yeah
Give my gun away when it's loaded
That alright, yeah
If you don't shoot it how am I supposed to hold it
That alright, yeah
Give my gun away when it's loaded
That alright, yeah
With you?

Leave me out with the waste
This is not what I do
It's the wrong kind of place
To be cheating on you
It's the wrong time
She's pulling me through
It's a small crime
And I've got no excuse

Is that alright, yeah
I give my gun away when it's loaded
Is that alright, yeah
If you don't shoot it, how am I supposed to hold it
Is that alright, yeah
I give my gun away when it's loaded
Is that alright
Is that alright with you?

Is that alright, yeah
I give my gun away when it's loaded
Is that alright, yeah
If you don't shoot it, how am I supposed to hold it
Is that alright, yeah
If I give my gun away when it's loaded
Is that alright?
Is that alright with you?

Is that alright, yeah
Is that alright, yeah
Is that alright, yeah
Is that alright?
Is that alright?
Is that alright with you?

No...

 

The Animals Were Gone

Woke up and for the first time the animals were gone
It's left this house empty now, not sure if I belong
Yesterday you asked me to write you a pleasant song
I'll do my best now, but you've been gone for so long

The window's open now and the winter settles in
We'll call it Christmas when the adverts begin
I love your depression and I love your double chin
I love 'most everything that you bring to this offering

Oh I know that I left you in places of despair
Oh I know that I love you, so please throw down your hair
At night I trip without you, and hope I don't wake up
'Cause waking up without you is like drinking from an empty cup

Woke up and for the first time the animals were gone
Our clocks are ticking now so before our time is gone
We could get a house and some boxes on the lawn
We could make babies and accidental songs

I know I've been a liar and I know I've been a fool
I hope we didn't break yet, but I'm glad we broke the rules
My cave is deep now, yet your light is shining through
I cover my eyes, still all I see is you

Oh I know that I left you in places of despair
Oh I know that I love you, so please throw down your hair
At night I trip without you, and hope I don't wake up
'Cause waking up without you is like drinking from an empty cup

 

Elephant

This has got to die
This has got to stop
This has got to lie down
Someone else on top
This has got to stop
This has got to lie down
Someone else on top

You can keep me pinned
'Cause it's easier to tease
But you can't paint an elephant
Quite as good as she
She may cry like a baby
Drive me crazy 'cause I like you

So why'd you have to lie?
I take it I'm your crutch
The pillow in your pillow case
It's easier to touch
When you think you're safe
You fall upon your knees
But you're living in your picture
Breathe, and she may rise if I sing you down
And she may drive me into the ground

'Cause I'm lately, horny..
'Cause I like you, will she take me

 

Rootless Tree

I want from you, is empty your head
But they say that you, don't stay in your bed
We do what we need to be free
And it leans on me, like a rootless tree

What I want from this is to learn to let go
But we fade at first, fracture the times
We go blind when we needed to see
And it leans on me, like a rootless...

So fuck you, fuck you, fuck you
And all that you do
I said leave it, leave it, leave it
It's nothin' to you
Hate me, hate me, hate me
So you can let me out, let me out, let me out
From havin' you around
Let me out, let me out, let me out

What I want from this
Is to learn to let go
No not from you
From all that is old
Killers re-invent and believe
And it leans on me, like a rootless...

So fuck you, fuck you, fuck you
And all that you do
I said leave it, leave it, leave it
It's nothin' to you
Hate me, hate me, hate me
So you can let me out, let me out, let me out
From havin' you around

So fuck you, fuck you, fuck you
And all that you do
I said leave it, leave it, leave it
It's nothin' in you
Hate me, hate me, hate me
So you can let me out, let me out, let me out
Let me out, let me out, let me out, let me out

 

Dogs

She lives with an orange tree
The girl that does yoga
She picks the dead ones from the ground
When we come over

And she gives
I get
Without giving anything to me

Like a morning sun
Like a morning..
Like a morning sun
Good good morning sun

The girl that does yoga

He lives in a little house
On the side of a little hill
Picks the litter from the ground
Litter little brother spills

He gives
I get
Without giving anything to me

And the dogs they run
And the dogs they
And the dogs they run
In the good good morning sun

Side of a little hill
The litter little brother spills
The side of a little hill

Oh and she's always dressed in white
She's like an angel and she burns my eyes
Oh and she turns she pulls a smile
We drive her round and she drives us wild
Oh and she moves like a little girl
I become a child and she moves my world
And she gets splashed in paint and turns away and leaves me standing

She lives with an orange tree
The girl that does yoga
Got a wolf to keep her warm
When he comes over

She gives
He gets
Without giving anything to see

And the day ends
And the day it
And the day ends
And there's no need for me

The girls that does yoga
When we come over
The girls that does yoga

 

Coconut Skins

You can hold her hand
And show her how you cry
Explain to her your weakness
So she understands:
And then roll over and die!

You can brave decisions
Before you crumble up inside
Spend your time asking
Everyone else's permission:
And then run away and hide!

You can sit on chimneys
And put some fire up your ass!
No need to know
What you're doing or waiting for:
But if anyone should ask?
Tell them I've been licking coconut skins
And we've been hanging out!
Tell them God just dropped by to forgive our sins
And relieve us our doubt

You can hold her eggs
But your basket has a hole
You can lie between her legs
And go lookin' for:
Tell her you're searching for her soul!

You can wait for ages
And watch your compost turn to coal
But time is contagious:
Everybody's getting old.

You can sit on chimneys
And put some fire up your ass!
No need to know
What you're doing or waiting for:
But if anyone should ask?
Tell them I've been cooking coconut skins
And we've been hanging out!
Tell them God just dropped by to forgive our sins
And relieve us our doubt.

 

Me, My Yoke + I

My drum, my drum, my drum
Gonna make ya
My drum, my drum, my drum
Gonna make ya come

My book, my book, my book
Gonna make ya
My book, my book, my book
Gonna make ya look

My hand, my hand, my hand
My hand going under
My hand, my hand, my hand
My hand going understand

My fall, my fall
My fall gonna break ya
My fall, my fall
My fall gonna break your wall

I'm mad, I'm mad, I'm mad
Like a big dog
I'm mad, I'm mad, I'm mad
Like a big dog yeah
My god, my god, my god
Gave me a rod
My god, my god, my god
Gave me a rod

This shell, this shell, this shell
This shell, this shell, this shell yeah

Won't you beat
My drum, my drum, my drum
Gonna make ya
Won't you beat, Won't you beat
My drum, my drum, my drum
Gonna make ya come

Won't you read
My book, my book, my book
Gonna make ya
Won't you read, Won't you read
My book, my book, my book
Gonna make ya look

Won't you push
My hand, my hand, my hand
Going under
Won't you push, Won't you push
My hand, my hand, my hand
Going understand

Won't you break
My fall, my fall, my fall
My fall gonna break ya
Won't you break, Won't you break
My fall, my fall, my fall
My fall gonna break your wall

Bang
I'm mad, I'm mad, I'm mad
Like a big dog
Bang, Bang, Bang
I'm mad, I'm mad, I'm mad
Like a big dog yeah

My god, my god, my god
Gave me a rod
My god, my god, my god
Gave me a rod

This shell, this shell, this shell
This shell, this shell, this shell yeah

For fishing', fishin', fishin', fishin'

 

Grey Room

Well I've been here before, I've sat on the floor, in a grey grey room,
Where I stay in all day, I don't eat, but I play, with this grey grey food,
Desole, If someone is prayin', then I might break out,
Desole, Even if I scream, I can't scream that loud,
I'm all alone again, crawling back home again, just stuck by the phone again

Yeah, well I've been here before, sat on a floor, in a grey grey mood,
Where I stay up all night, And all that I write, is a grey grey tune,
So pray for me child, Just for a while, And I might break out yeah,
Pray for me child, even a smile, would do for now,
So I'm all alone again, crawling back home again, just stuck by the phone again

Have I still got you to be my open door,
Have I still got you to be my sandy shore,
Have I still got you to cross my bridge in this storm,
Have I still got you to keep me warm,

Coz if I squeeze my grape, And I drink my wine yeah,
Coz if I squeeze my grape, And I drink my wine yeah,
Yeah, Oh coz nothing is lost, This is frozen in frost,
And it's opening time, And there's no-one in line,

But I've still got me to be your open door,
I've still got me to be your sandy shore,
I've still got me to cross your bridge in this storm,
And I've still got me to keep me warm,

Warmer than warm yeah, Warmer than warm yeah,
Warmer than warm yeah, Warmer than warm yeah.

 

Accidental Babies

Well I held you like a lover:
Happy hands
And elbow in the appropriate place.

And we ignore our others:
Happy plans
With a delicate look upon your face.

Our bodies moved and hardened:
Hurting parts of your garden
With no room for a pardon
In a place
Where no one knows
What we have done.

Do you cum?
Together ever with him?
And is he dark enough?
Enough to see your light?
And do you brush your teeth before you kiss?
Do you miss my smell?
And is he bold enough to take you on?
Do you feel like you belong?
And does he drive you wild?
Or just mildly free?

What about me?

Well you held me like a lover:
Sweaty hands
And my foot in the appropriate place.

And we use cushions to cover:
Happy glands
In the mild issue of our disgrace.

Our minds pressed and guarded:
While our flesh disregarded
The lack of space
For the light-hearted
In the boom
That beats our drum.

Well I know I make you cry
And I know sometimes you wanna die
But do you really feel alive
Without me?
If so: be free.
If not: leave him for me.
Before one of us has accidental babies.

We aren't free.

Do you cum?
Together ever with him?
And is he dark enough?
Enough to see your light?
And do you brush your teeth before you kiss?
Do you miss my smell?
Is he bold enough to take you on?
Do you feel like you belong?
And does he drive you wild?
Or just mildly free?

What about me?
What about me?
What about...?

 

Sleep Don't Weep

Sleep. Don’t weep,
My sweet love.
Your face, it's all wet.
And your day was rough.
So do what you must do
To find yourself.
Wear another shoe.
Paint my shelf.
There's times that I was broke
When you stood strong.
I think I’ve found a place
Where I …

Sleep. Don’t weep,
My sweet love.
Your face, it's all wet
‘Cause our days were rough.
So do what you must do
To fill that hole.
Wear another shoe
To comfort the soul.
There's times that I was broke
When you stood strong.
I think I’ve found a place
Where I feel I will…

Sleep. Don’t weep,
My sweet love.
My face, it's all wet
‘Cause my day was rough.
So do what you must do
To find yourself.
Wear another shoe.
Paint my shelf.
There's times that I was broke
When you stood strong.
I hope I find a place
Where I feel I…belong

Sleep. Don’t weep,
My sweet love.
My face it's all wet
'Cause my day was rough

Don't weep, my sweet love.
My face, it's all wet
'Cause my days are rough

 

The Rat Within The Grain

This would not have happened
If I hadn’t missed my plane
I would've been there when they told you
I’m the Rat within the grain

Within this big misunderstanding now
and I’m being misunderstood
I'm thinking someone's trying to fuck with me
And set fire to my wood

I wouldn’t want you to want
To be wanted by me
I wouldn’t want you to worry
That You'd be drowned within my sea
I only wanted to be wonderful
And wonderful is true
In truth I only really wanted
To be wanted by you

It’s a stupid situation now
Where everything goes wrong
If you can't tell if I’m lying
Then you do not belong

In my bed
Go rest your head
Upon the bones of a bigger man
He can cover you with rock wool
And you can close up like a clam

Because I wouldn’t want you to want
To be wanted by me
I wouldn’t want you to worry
You'd be drowned within my sea

I only wanted to be wonderful
And wonderful is true
In truth I only really wanted
To be wanted by you

So go play with your piano
And write a mediocre song
About the shell of mediocrity
And pretend there’s nothing wrong

I never thought
You where a chicken shit
I never thought of you at all
Until you ask me to be part of it
And now you're showing me your wall

I wouldn’t want you to want
To be wanted by me
I wouldn’t want you to worry
You be drowned within my sea

I only wanted to be wonderful
And wonderful is true
In truth I only really wanted
To be wanted by you

La la la la ……………

In truth I only really wanted
To be wanted by you