Lyrics

"Collected Rarities"

CD1 Tracks:
01. Eskimo
02. Volcano
03. Face
04. I Remember December
05. Never (Live At The Olympia)
06. Woman Like A Man
07. Beautiful Madness
08. Sex Change
09. Cutting The Rose
10. Ophelia
11. Then Go
12. Face (Live At Home)
13. Down
14. Tongue (Live At The Olympia)

CD2 Tracks:
01. Me, My Yoke And I
02. Spaceship (Amie)
03. Wooden Horse
04. Slowset
05. Offshore
06. The Professor
07. Needles
08. Voodoo Doll
09. Beautiful Madness
10. Boring Afternoon
11. Jewellery Box (Cross-Eyed Bear)
12. Toffee Pop
13. Never (with Gemma Hayes)
14. Little Sister
15. You
16. Matter Of Time

 

Eskimo

Juniper version: Damien Rice on vocals

Tiredness fuels empty thoughts
I find myself disposed
Brightness fills empty space
In search of inspiration
Harder now with higher speed
Washing in on top of me
So I look to my Eskimo friend
I look to my Eskimo friend
I look to my Eskimo friend
When I'm down, down, down

Rain it wets muddy roads
I find myself exposed
Tapping doors, irritate
In search of destination
Harder now with higher speed
Washing in on top of me
So I look to my Eskimo friend
I look to my Eskimo friend
I look to my Eskimo friend
When I'm down, down, down

When I'm down, down, down
When I'm down, down, down

 

Volcano

Don't hold yourself like that
You'll hurt your knees
I kissed your mouth and back
That's all I need
Don't build your world around
Volcanoes melt you down

And what I am to you
Is not real
And what I am to you
You do not need
And what I am to you
Is not what you mean to me
You give me miles and miles of mountains
And I ask for the sea

Don't throw yourself like that
In front of me
I kissed your mouth your back
Is that all you need
Don't drag my love around
Volcanoes melt me down
And what I am to you
Is not real
And what I am to you
You do not need
And what I am to you
Is not what you mean to me

You give me miles and miles of mountains
And I ask...

What I give to you
Is just what I'm going through
This is nothing new
No, no, just another phase of finding
What I really need
Is what makes me bleed
Like a new disease
But lord she's still too young to treat

She's still too young/ Volcanoes melt you down
What I am to you/ Volcanoes melt you down/ She's still too young
Is not real/ Volcanoes melt you down/ She's still too young
What I am to you/ Volcanoes melt you down/ She's still too young
You do not need/ Volcanoes melt you down/ She's still too young
She's still too young/ Volcanoes melt you down/ She's still too young

You do not need me.

 

Face

Juniper version: Damien Rice on vocals

How I know
Go bow end send mend bend pretend
Shut your face again
Bleed seed need read breath on my knees
How I choose to breath
Lie cry learn grow slow fall stall
How I build my wall
Hate wait bait kiss or taste the place
And make weather in my face

The only one that you know
I wanna live, wanna die, wanna grow old with you
I wanna be the only one that you know
'Cause I adore you

How I choose bruise loose win sin bin tease please
Better have her on her knees
Pray say play rock feel kneel dream
How I choose to scream
Shout wake sleep I need to touch her deep
Change
Rearrange
Fate wait weight kiss or taste the place
And make weather in my face

The only one that you know
I wanna live, don't wanna die, wanna grow old with you
I wanna be the only one that you know
'Cause I adore you
I do yeah

You, you, you, you, you...

I wanna be the only one that you know
I wanna live, don't wanna die, wanna grow old with you
I wanna be the only one that you know
'Cause I adore you, I adore you
I adore you, I adore you

 

I Remember December

Juniper version: Damien Rice on vocals

I remember it well
The first time that I saw
Your head around the door
I stopped moving

I remember it well
You were stood in the stairs
There was wet in your hair
And time stopped moving

I wanna hear
(What you've got to say about me)
I wanna hear
(If you're gonna live without me)
I wanna hear
(What you want)
I remember December

I remember it well
I watched you perform
Taxied out of a storm
And my ships were sailing

I remember it well
I was stood in your line
Your mouth, your mouth, you're mine...

I wanna hear
(What you've got to say about me)
I wanna hear
(If you're gonna live without me)
I wanna hear
(What you want)
I remember December

I wanna hear
(What you've got to say about me)
I wanna hear
(If you're gonna live without me)
I wanna hear
(What you want)
I remember December

So come all ye lost
Dive into moss
I hope that my sanity covers the cost
To remove the stain of my love
Paper maché

Come all ye reborn
Blow off my horn
I'm driving real hard
This is love, this is porn
God will forgive me
But I, I whip myself with scorn, scorn, scorn

I wanna hear
(What you have to say about me)
I wanna hear
(If you're gonna live without me)
I wanna hear
(What you got for love)
I remember December

I wanna hear
(What you've got to say about me)
I wanna hear
(If you're gonna live without me)
I wanna hear
(What you want)
What you want

What you've got to say about me
If you're gonna live without me
What you've got to say about me
If you're gonna live without me

What you've got to say about me
How you're gonna live without me
What you've got to say about me
How you're gonna live without me
Without me, without me, without me
Without me, without me, without me

 

Never (Live At The Olympia)

Juniper version: Damien Rice on vocals

You left it.
I sent it.
I want it back.

You left it.
I sent it.
I want it back.

If I had you here
I'd clip your wings,
Snap you up,
And leave you sprawling
On my pin.

This plan of mine
Is "Oh, so very" lame.
Can't you see
The grass is greener
Where it rains?

And you left:
I died.

I wept:
You cried.

You came:
I think.

But I never really know.

Now I've served my time.
I've watched you climb
The wrong incline.
But you never really know.

Accept it.
Don't let it
Fuck you up.

Accept it.
Don't let it
Fuck you up.

This applies equally
To you and I:
The only thing
We've shared
Is the same sky.

These empty metaphors:
They're all in vain.
Can't you see
The grass is greener
Where it rains?

And you left:
I died.

I wept:
You cried.

You came:
I think.
But I never really know.

Now I've served my time.
I've watched you climb
The wrong...

You left it.
I sent it.
I want it back.

You never really know.

Accept it:
Don't let it
Fuck you up.

You never really know.

You left:
I died.

I wept:
You cried.

You came:
I think.

You never really know.

I've served my time.
I've watched you climb
The wrong incline.

You never really know.
You never really know.

You never really know.

 

Woman Like A Man

Juniper version: Damien Rice on vocals

I need a piss
Wanna hate
Fuck it up
Girl

My love
Eat your meat
Keep your teeth
Burn

You lost me
You cost me
You thought me of me, yeah

We're bad
What we do
Stupid fools

You wanna get boned,
You wanna get stoned
You wanna get a room like no-one else

You wanna be rich
You wanna be kitsch
You wanna be the bastard of yourself

You wanna get burned
You wanna get turned
You wanna get fucked inside out

You wanna be ruled
You wanna be fooled
You wanna be a woman like a man, like a woman like a man

Woman like a man, like a man, like a woman like a man, like a man
(I'll get a cheaper ticket next time)
Woman like a man, woman like a man, like a woman like a man, woman like a man
(I'll get a cheaper ticket next time)
Woman like a man, like a man, like a woman like a man, woman like a man
(I'll get a cheaper ticket next time)
Woman like a man, like a man, like a woman like a man, like a man
(It really wasn't worth the ride)

I need a piss
Want to wait
Suck it up
Cum

My love
Eat your meat
Itchy feet
Run

You reach me
You bleach me
You teach me of me
How familiar

We're bad
What we do
Stupid fools

You wanna get boned,
You wanna get stoned
You wanna get a room like no-one else

You wanna be rich
You wanna be kitsch
You wanna be the bastard of yourself

You wanna get burned
You wanna get turned
You wanna get fucked inside out

You wanna be ruled
You wanna be fooled
You wanna be a woman like a man, like a woman like a man

Woman like a man, like a man, like a woman like a man, woman like a man
(I'll get a cheaper ticket next time)
Woman like a man, like a man, like a woman like a man, like a man
(I'll get a cheaper ticket next time)
Woman like a man, like a woman like a man, like a woman like a man, like a man
(I'll get a cheaper ticket next time)
Woman like a man, woman like a man, like a woman like a man, like a man
(It really wasn't worth the ride)

Like a woman, like a, like a man
Like a man
Like a man, man, man, man...
Like a man, man, man, man...
Woman like a man

You wanna get boned
You wanna get stoned
You wanna get a room like no-one else

You wanna be rich
You wanna be kitsch
You wanna be the bastard of yourself

You wanna get burned
You wanna get turned
You wanna get fucked inside out

You wanna be ruled
You wanna be fooled
You wanna be a woman like a man, like a woman like a man

Woman like a man, like a man, like a man, woman like a man
(I'll get a cheaper ticket next time)
Woman like a man, like a man, like a woman like a man, like a man
(I'll get a cheaper ticket next time)
Woman like a man, like a man, like a man, woman like a man
(I'll get a cheaper ticket next time)
Woman like a man, like a man, like a man,
(It really wasn't worth the ride)
(It really wasn't worth the ride)
Woman like a man, like a man, like a man, woman like a man
(I'll get a cheaper ticket next time)
Woman like a man, like a man, woman like a man, like a man,
(I'll get a cheaper ticket next time)
Woman like a man, like a man, woman like a man, like a man,
(I'll get a cheaper ticket next time)
Woman like a man, like a man, woman like a man, woman like a man

 

Beautiful Madness

Juniper version: Paul Noonan on vocals

Give me an opinion
'Cos I don't have one
I'll agree with you if you're right
I always know where you're coming from
But I've never been there
I have to steal from you when you write

Your beautiful madness
My beautiful grief
Your dreams are my torture
Your dreams my relief

I'll give you an opinion
'Cos I just found one
You won't agree with me out of spite
I lay siege to your fortress
But you'll never give in
No, you'll just change your mind

Your beautiful madness
My beautiful grief
Your dreams are my torture
Your dreams my relief

Mad to burn, mad to cry,
Mad to run and mad to fly.
You're mad to burn and mad to die
And mad to lay awake.
You're mad to crawl and mad to fly
And mad to run away.

Yeah, you're mad
To make him mad to cry:
"Get the fuck away
From me!"

 

Sex Change

Take your hand off me.
Understand nothing.

I need a new yesterday.
I need to move.
But you're in my way.

It feels like you're walking out,
Walking out on me.
It feels like you're walking out on me.

So take your mind off me.
You will find nothing.

I need a new yesterday.
I need to move.
But you're in my way.
But you're in my way.
In my way.
In my way.

It feels like you're walking out on me.
Walking out on me.
My body is breaking down.
Breaking down on me.

It feels like you're walking out on me.

(echoing repeatedly)
Walking out, walking out on me.
My body is breaking down, breaking down.
It feels like you're walking out, walking out on me.
My body is breaking down, breaking down, down
Breaking down, down. Breaking down.
It feel like you're walking out.
Body is breaking down.
It feels like you're walking out on me.

Yeah? yeah.

 

Cutting The Rose

Well hello, contestant number one!
What's your name and where'd you come from?
Did they cut you while they held you down?
That's the trouble with religion.

Never question: there's never a need!
If you think too much they'll put you on your knees
I'm a lapsed Catholic by demographic
At least no one's ever tried to cut off my prick!

Cutting the rose
Cutting the rose
Doesn't smell as sweet by any other name
Cutting the rose
Cutting the rose
Doesn't smell as sweet by any other...

Well hello, contestant number two!
What's your game: what's in it for you?
Never flowers is never to seed.
Blow the dandelion: always spread out weeds.

Push the butterfly back to cocoon
Hide in the blood stained corner of the womb
Burst the stitches in the curtain of night
Sew and patch her: it looks like the light!

Cutting the rose
Cutting the rose
Doesn't smell as sweet by any other name
Cutting the rose
Cutting the rose
Doesn't smell as sweet by any other...

Name.

 

Ophelia

Juniper version: Paul Noonan on vocals

Your pen burns me
Your tongue spurns me
Your hair breaks my fall
I wanted to swim
Where your neck flows to your shoulder
Your eyes bleed me
And your thighs scream at me

Ophelia, Ophelia lay down your hair
I'll climb the walls into your lair
You'll try to shape each day
It's not Plasticine
It'll drip through your fingers
And your eyes bleed me
And your thighs scream at me

Striking blue obsession
Filling brims with potion
Resolving her prediction
I've done enough...for you.
For you.

And your eyes
Bleed me.
And your thighs
Scream at me.

Ophelia, Ophelia
Lay down your hair.

 

Then Go

Juniper version: Damien Rice on vocals

Among the afflictions
With which I've been marked
I'm not so pretentious
And not quite so dark
I get the feeling you're bored with me
And not through habit or frequency
Did your mother have you easily?
And if there's someplace else you'd rather be
Then go, then go
Then go, then go

Among the intentions
Which have been sought
Numbered and labelled
But none of them bought
I get the feeling you're bored with me
Not through habit or frequency
Did your mother have you easily?
And if there's someplace else you'd rather be
Then go, then go
Then go, then go

It seems so decca tree
Stares blindingly with melted time
Leaning over, it's only... oh...
Then go
Then go, then go
Then go, then go...

 

Face (Live At Home)

Juniper version: Damien Rice on vocals

How I know
Go bow end send mend bend pretend
Shut your face again
Bleed seed need read breath on my knees
How I choose to breath
Lie cry learn grow slow fall stall
How I build my wall
Hate wait bait kiss or taste the place
And make weather in my face

The only one that you know
I wanna live, wanna die, wanna grow old with you
I wanna be the only one that you know
'Cause I adore you

How I choose bruise loose win sin bin tease please
Better have her on her knees
Pray say play rock feel kneel dream
How I choose to scream
Shout wake sleep I need to touch her deep
Change
Rearrange
Fate wait weight kiss or taste the place
And make weather in my face

The only one that you know
I wanna live, don't wanna die, wanna grow old with you
I wanna be the only one that you know
'Cause I adore you
I do yeah

You, you, you, you, you...

I wanna be the only one that you know
I wanna live, don't wanna die, wanna grow old with you
I wanna be the only one that you know
'Cause I adore you, I adore you
I adore you, I adore you

 

Down

Juniper version: Damien Rice on vocals

Break it all apart
You're naked, frozen
Did you ever want to work with me
Did you ever let your baby down, my back
You're shaking though relaxed
Did you feel the drops of rain?
Tell me 'cause I need to play you

Down, I'm sure there's something here
Maybe my anger
Down, it's over to you my dear
The fuckers will take you
Down, the frozen arrow
The fuckers will take you
Down, the suckers beg for skin
The fuckers will taint you
Down, where the water's shallow
Then they'll watch you drown
And you'll blame your sleep

Your fate stolen, your naked open
Did you ever want to wed me?
Is it why you let your baby down
'Cause I'm back
Shaking but you're relaxed
Did you feel the drops of pain?
Tell me 'cause I need to play you

Down, I'm sure there's something there
Maybe my anger
Down, it's over to you my dear
The fuckers will take you
Down, the frozen arrow
The fuckers will take you
Down, the suckers beg for skin
The fuckers will taint you
Down, where the water's shallow
Then they'll watch you drown
And you'll blame your sleep

Down, the frozen arrow
Down, the suckers beg for skin
Down, where the water's shallow
Down, and you'll blame your...

 

Tongue (Live At The Olympia)

Juniper version: Damien Rice on vocals

This one's for you
This one's for me
This one's for you
What must I be?
I've got a nervous feeling, over you
I got someone to love me, oh so true

I need to feel hope
I need to feel young again
I need to be bold
Start using my tongue again
They can laugh as I cry
They can cut 'til I bleed
I ain't losing
'Cause this one's for me

This one's for you
This one's for me
This one's for you
Tell me what the fuck must I be for you
I've got a nervous feeling over you
I've got someone to love me, oh so true

But I need to feel hope
And I need to feel young again
And I need to be bold
Start using my tongue again
They can laugh as I cry
They can cut 'til I bleed
I ain't losing
'Cause this one's for me

This one's for me, this one's about you
What you don't understand
The number of times I have been through this situation
No I ain't losing, no I ain't losing, no I ain't losing
I ain't losing, I ain't losing

 

 

 

 

Me, My Yoke And I

Juniper version: Damien Rice on vocals

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

My man, my man, my man ____
Like a big dog
My man, my man, my man ____
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

Fishin', fishin', fishin', fishin' 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)
My man, my man, my man ____
Like a big dog
(Bang) (Bang) (Bang)
My man, my man, my man ____
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

Fishin', fishin', fishin', fishin' yeah

 

Spaceship (Amie)

Juniper version: Damien Rice on vocals

Nothing unusual, nothing strange
Close to nothing at all
The same old scenario, the same old rain
And there's no explosions here
Something unusual, something strange
Comes from nothing at all
I saw a spaceship fly by your window
But a spaceship disappears

Amie come sit on my wall
Read me a story of love
And tell it like you still believe
That the end of the century
Brings a change for you and me
Nothing unusual, nothing's changed
Just a little older that's all
But I'm not a miracle and you're not a saint
Just another soldier on a road to nowhere

Amie come sit on my wall
And read me a story of love
And tell it like you still believe
That the end of the century
Brings a change for you and..

Amie come sit on my wall
Read me a story of love
Tell it like you still believe
That the end of the century
Brings a change for you and me

 

Wooden Horse

Juniper version: Damien Rice on vocals

Don't ask me what I think of you
I spill my mind
Don't try and ask me what I am
I am mine
So don't ask me what I think of you
'Til I change my mind
You don't understand a thing I do
That brings a rain to my eye
I keep sticking my finger in
I keep stamping it down

'Cause you build a thousand walls
All you need is nine
Your rode her like a wooden horse
A hundred, a hundred, times

So don't ask me what I think of you
'Cause I'm not your kind
You write down all those little things I do wrong
That brings a stain to my eye
I keep sticking my finger in
I keep stamping it down

'Cause you build a thousand walls
All you need is nine
Your rode her like a wooden horse
A hundred, a hundred, a hundred times
You're not listening
I'm talking
If you don't wanna be here
Start walking
I'd eat your head
If I'm hungry
I'm hungry
I am here

'Cause you build a thousand walls
All you need is nine
Your rode her like a wooden horse
A thousand, and a hundred, and a hundred...
'Cause you build a thousand walls
All you need is nine
Your rode her like a wooden horse
A hundred, a hundred, a hundred times
You build a thousand walls
All you need is, all you need is
Your rode her like a wooden horse
A hundred, a hundred times

 

Slowset

Juniper version: Paul Noonan on vocals

So I asked her to dance
She said she wasn't able
And all her friends laughed
She was just trying to be gentle
And so we danced
Round and round in circles
Not of that love song
But our very own circles

Slowset is dead
No more love on the dance floor
Unless you're out of your head
That's all that we went for

So she asked me to dance
I did but I wasn't able
Oh where to put your hands
When there's so much food on the table

Slowset is dead
No more love on the dance floor
Unless you're out of your head..
That's all that we went for

What do you say
When she's in your arms and you're going round in those circles...
When both of you know that you've risen to the occasion...
When her friend comes along and you know that she's been rescued...
When you're eternal flame has been drowned by her...
Purple rain, purple rain, purple rain
Take my breath away, take my breath away
And I can't live.. take my breath away

 

Offshore

Juniper version: Dave Geraghty vocals

You haven't changed at all
Not much does in a frame on a wall
The paper's tarred and brown
If I hold you too close, you blur
Fearing it will fade away in darkness
I consume you

So throw it overboard
And the next time we hit shore
I will stay behind
But she's washed up on the boards
Her salty spit her pours so pure
Leaves me choking on the sand
And her waves come in again
And she takes my hand

Gotta hold myself away
By blocking out the light of day
I can't hold you the way that I used to
A picture you truly are
An unfinished masterpiece
And where there's no room for lies
She lies across the breeze
Calling to me
Calling to me

 

The Professor

Well I don't know if I'm wrong
Cause she's only just gone
Here's to another relationship
Bombed by excellent breed of gamete disease
I'm sure when I'm older I'll know what that means
Cried when she should and she laughed when she could
Here's to the man with his face in the mud
And an overcast play just taken away
From the lover's in love at the centre of stage yeah
Loving is fine if you have plenty of time
For walking on stilts at the edge of your mind
Loving is good if your dick's made of wood
And the dick left inside only half understood her
What makes her come and what makes her stay?
What make the animal run, run away yeah
What makes him stall, what makes him stand
And what shakes the elephant now
And what makes a man?
I don't know, I don't know, I don't know
No I don't know you any more
No, no, no, no...

I don't know if I'm wrong
'Cause she's only just gone
Why the fuck is this day taking so long
I was a lover of time and once she was mine
I was a lover indeed, I was covered in weed
Cried when she should and she laughed when she could
Well closer to God is the one who's in love
And I walk away cause I can
Too many options may kill a man
Loving is fine if it's not in your mind
But I've fucked it up now, too many times
Loving is good if it's not understood
Yeah, but I'm the professor
And feel that I should know
What makes her come and what makes her stay?
What make the animal run, run away and
What makes him tick apart from his prick
And the lonelier side of the jealousy stick
I don't know, I don't know, I don't know
No I don't know, I don't know, I don't know
No I don't know, I don't know, I don't know
Hell I don't know you any more
No, no, no no...

Well I don't know if I'm wrong
'Cause she's only just gone
Here's to another relationship
Bombed by my excellent breed of gamete disease
I finished it off with some French wine and cheese

La fille danse
Quand elle joue avec moi
Et je pense que je l'aime des fois
Le silence, n'ose pas dis-donc
Quand on est ensemble
Mettre les mots
Sur la petite dodo

 

Needles

Under my cloud,
Out of my hands:
Lost in a feeling
I can't get out of.

Wondering why.
Wasting my time.
Wasting a lot more
Than the shiny side of my life.

On the edge I need you near me
On the edge thinking of falling
Hold me, hold me, hold me
Like you know me

Under my hand,
Out of my head:
Lost in confusion
Can't figure out if
I'm on the line but if I die
What if half way through
I turn around and change my mind?

I need you near me
On the edge thinking of falling
Hold me, hold me, hold me
Like you own me....

 

Voodoo Doll

Juniper version: Paul Noonan on vocals

Glory of the people
The shame that lies within
____ upon the surface of love hasn't ____ in
Advance of our times
Point of no return
The apathy I once despised is now my religion

Hey doll, my voodoo doll
I love her still
Hey doll, my voodoo doll
I love her still

____ ____ becomes bleary eyed and cynical
____ sinking deeper being a tear to my eye
They say whoever loves his life loses it
I hate mine with a passion
And maybe live forever

Hey doll, my voodoo doll
I love her still
Hey doll, my voodoo doll
I love her still

I love her still
My voodoo doll

 

Beautiful Madness

Juniper version: Paul Noonan on vocals

Give me an opinion
'Cos I don't have one
I'll agree with you if you're right
I always know where you're coming from
But I've never been there
I have to steal from you when you write

Your beautiful madness
My beautiful grief
Your dreams are my torture
Your dreams my relief

I'll give you an opinion
'Cos I just found one
You won't agree with me out of spite
I lay siege to your fortress
But you'll never give in
No, you'll just change your mind

Your beautiful madness
My beautiful grief
Your dreams are my torture
Your dreams my relief

Mad to burn, mad to cry,
Mad to run and mad to fly.
You're mad to burn and mad to die
And mad to lay awake.
You're mad to crawl and mad to fly
And mad to run away.

Yeah, you're mad
To make him mad to cry:
"Get the fuck away
From me!"

 

Boring Afternoon

Juniper version: Damien Rice on vocals

She would spend another afternoon drinking wine
Sitting on your door, just wasting time
Talking about the way it used to be
So much better

Or another night baby in your arms
Still another one could do no harm
Reminds me of how it used to feel
So much wetter

I never know what's right for her
There's always something I never notice wrong

To be giving it up before you get down
You gotta be in before you get out
You're gonna be gone, before you get found
In another boring...

Spin another bottle in a low-lit room
Nothing tastes better than young flowers in bloom
I know that's how it used to be
We were so much younger

Over that now and I can count the years
Everybody now is just counting tears
And plastic bills and their protective pills
And I just took my time

I never know what's right for her
There's always something I never notice wrong

Giving it up before you get down
You gotta be in before you get out
You're gonna be gone before you get found
In another boring afternoon

Giving it up before you get down
You gotta be in before you get out, get out, get out, get out...

Giving it up before you get down
You gotta be in before you get out
You're gonna be gone before you get found
In another boring afternoon

Giving it up before you get down
You gotta be in before you get out, get out, get out, get out...

Giving it up before you get down
You gotta be in before you get out
You're gonna be gone
Before you get found in another boring afternoon

Giving it up before you get down
You gotta be in before you get out
You're gonna be gone before you get found
In another boring...

Giving it up for,
Giving it up for
Giving it up for
Another boring afternoon

 

Jewellery Box (Cross-Eyed Bear)

(also known as Damien Rice's "Cross-Eyed Bear")
these are the later Damien Rice lyrics...

I broke your doll
It was cross eyed, that's all
I only wanted to help it see straight
A half broken moon
Sooner than soon
I was up on your wall
Smaller than small
In a half-painted frame
The wood wouldn't stain
I hope that reminds you
Of the part you couldn't change in me

So push me I'll fall
If you pull me I'll drown
If you're gonna be nailin' me down
I won't rise again

I scratched your car
Where the bird left a stain
I only wanted to help you see straight
A half broken moon
Sooner than soon
I was up on your wall
Smaller than small
In a half painted frame
Where the wood wouldn't stain
I hope that reminds you
Of the part you couldn't change in me

So push me I'll fall
If you pull me I'll drown
If you're gonna be nailin' me down
I won't rise again
I won't rise again

I'm not God, I'm not God
I love you but I'm not God...

 

Toffee Pop

Juniper version: Damien Rice on vocals

Huge eyes
Know I'm missing
So I close mine
When I'm kissing
Lollipop licking
With Lola
Sticking like toffee to my teeth
Wait, watch, gravitate
Grab hold of insulate
Wait, watch, it's too late
It's over now
All the way

I've got so much beauty around me I can't move
I've got so much beauty around me I can't lose
I've got so much beauty around me I can't choose
I've got so much beauty around me, around you

Toffee pop
So sticky
In the heat
Lola gets angry
Over meat
And who did I (who did I)
Who did I (who did I)
Push out
And who did I (who did I)
Who did I (who did I)
Hear shout

Wait, watch, gravitate
Grab hold of, insulate
Wait, watch, it's too late
It's too late for now
All the way

I've got so much beauty around me I can't move
I've got so much beauty around me I can't lose
I've got so much beauty around me I can't choose
I've got so much beauty around me, around you

 

Never (with Gemma Hayes)

Juniper version: Damien Rice on vocals

You left it.
I sent it.
I want it back.

You left it.
I sent it.
I want it back.

If I had you here
I'd clip your wings,
Snap you up,
And leave you sprawling
On my pin.

This plan of mine
Is "Oh, so very" lame.
Can't you see
The grass is greener
Where it rains?

And you left:
I died.

I wept:
You cried.

You came:
I think.

But I never really know.

Now I've served my time.
I've watched you climb
The wrong incline.
But you never really know.

Accept it.
Don't let it
Fuck you up.

Accept it.
Don't let it
Fuck you up.

This applies equally
To you and I:
The only thing
We've shared
Is the same sky.

These empty metaphors:
They're all in vain.
Can't you see
The grass is greener
Where it rains?

And you left:
I died.

I wept:
You cried.

You came:
I think.
But I never really know.

Now I've served my time.
I've watched you climb
The wrong...

You left it.
I sent it.
I want it back.

You never really know.

Accept it:
Don't let it
Fuck you up.

You never really know.

You left:
I died.

I wept:
You cried.

You came:
I think.

You never really know.

I've served my time.
I've watched you climb
The wrong incline.

You never really know.
You never really know.

You never really know.

 

Little Sister

Juniper version: Damien Rice on vocals

There's another kind of red under the bed
We've all been branded
Barcode on my head
We can all go beep as we checkout
Your flexible friend is but a spy
Your movements mapped
Your drink link dries
I fail to see how this card is so smart

Little sister's been watching you
Little sister

So you want to walk the earth
You know she flies
She's mastered the art
Of truth and lies
To her you'll never be more than just a number

There's another kind of red under the bed
We've all been branded
We can all be read
Or is it all in my head
Kill the cowboy

Little sister's been watching you
Little sister

 

You

Juniper version: Damien Rice on vocals

You fade away, fade to grey
Fade to all of these shades
When sunshine and rain
Smile at the cracks
And you smile for their hacks
And you're smiling through these days
In an addict's haze
And you climb on the wall
And you're not afraid of fall
You're scared you'll throw yourself
Over the edge of it all
You prayed for years
And you buried your fears
Now didn't your mother tell you
We'd all end in tears

You, lie beside me
You, lie in spite of me

You show break face
And your silver lace
And sugar and spice
And you're hiding your vice
And you're star in my sight
And you're thorn in the sky
And out damn spot
Is the one you forgot to lose

You're over the wall
And you're not afraid of fall
You're scared you'll throw yourself
Over the edge of it all
You prayed for years
And you buried your fears
Now didn't your mother tell you
We'd all end in tears for..

You, lie beside me
You, lie in spite of me
You, you, lost in twenty-something
Lost in twenty-something
Lost in twenty-something
Lost in twen-ty-some-thing

You, lie beside me
You, you lie in spite of me
You, lie beside me
You, You, you lie in spite of me
In spite of me, twenty-something

 

Matter Of Time

Take me out on Sunday when
Just got back from a long weekend
The drinks and stones hurt my bones
These are the days when I need you most
Would you say it's just a matter of time?
Would you say that it's all in my mind?
Would you tell me that's it's out of my hands?
Do you wanna just jump back into my pants?

Step back on the choo-choo tracks
Just got stretched on a voodoo rack
I took her home for a night alone
These are the days...