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Lyrics - Bad Shapes

Bad Shapes cover

poor circle

this is the story now things don't turn around
i've fallen out of circulation, and i can barely stand with a chalk hand

then something in her head said 'find me, this is what i want you for'
she said 'look i've only got to pieces to go and what've i got to show'

here's a poor circle, that i'm working on
it won't go back now, where it started from

it was quiet in the kitchen now it's driving my car
it's got two heads but it won't reason
keeps breaking all it's heels when it cartwheels

then something in her head said 'disguise me, this is what i want you for'
i said 'look i've only got to pieces to go, and i'll tell you what i know'

here's a poor circle that i'm working on
it won't go back now, where it started from

rule bound

would you believe me if i said that i was lying
could you concieve me to be misled
you are careful with me as i am careless
when i hand the key to you i've still got too many keys
and when i look at you in the blue summer shade
i can almost see my own face in the chain of reaction

that's when you lead me down to the sea
under the water the shadows wait patiently

'there are signs here' you whisper in my ear
but i won't listen to you till your words are clear
for you are naked tonight underneath your pose
you are hopeless and divine and everybody knows

that's where you leave me down by the sea
under the water green shadows wait patiently

say it's not true dear what i begin to fear
we are helpless to defy and engineer
for if i look at you in the blue summer shade
i can almost find my own way to the sauce of all of joy
but i am rule bound and still under instruction
so i will murder my pride and linger on my sin

that's where you left me down by the sea
under the water the shadows wait patiently

walt must die

can't see the holy for wild hair
the ground is singing a sway back calypso
but then summer be that force
that changed me listen

blind season to be home
the ground listens where we sow
i can't sleep the ground is singing
walt did arrange things so

long distance be back soon
i find i've been the april fool
barely speaking kids at war
the day sudden listen

blind susan took me home
the ground listens where we sow
i can't sleep the ground is singing
walt did arrange things so
walt must die

tinsel town

i can't see the reason for ever sleeping at all
when i can go bouncing off the wall 'cause i know
you're gonna have to catch me when i fall
can't tell black from white it should be easier by now but
the suns behind a cloud oh what can i do
for all of these hours that you're not around

just like in the movies i'll meet you in the wrong place every time
till your smile points down
from digging up diamonds in tinsel town

i just can't work the machine all i get is daylight in my head
from all of this waking up the dead now every shadow has a name
all the faces look the same in the company now
you do the rhumba with the dumbwaiter and tell me how were we to know
that the sun had sunk so low as the light begins to fade
all the shadows that we made they go creeping away

just like in the movies i'll meet you in the wrong place every time
till your smile points down
from digging up diamonds in tinsel town

i can't wait to get rich i'll keep a sunbeam in my roof
i'll buy a wife who's bulletproof just a penny for a shine all the reisling in the rhine
why won't you give me just a little time
can't tell the snakes from the ladders i just go cleaning up the mess
when you wear that violent dress every time it's the same
all the sailors call your name in the boulevard

just like in the movies i'll meet you in the wrong place every time
till your smile points down
from digging up diamonds in tinsel town

the world is sick

three days without water and i see what you mean now
i got caught in the detail
your face in the courthouse when the wind started blowing
your hat in a corner
the world is sick but it's something you'd better not see

willows and a tired looking ocean
i wanted to feel young and drive in a motor car
i'd call you but then after all you said
it would be simpler if i did you no favours
in a world that is sick and there's some place you'd rather be

three days without water and i wore down my welcome
and i ground down my charms
i know now you'll just have to go now back to the slaughterhouse
and punish your mind
for the world is sick and it's something you'd better not see

sit in the sun

you're singing in the wings something i don't recall
you never say anything you got no friends at all
still no sign of rain so you made a hole in your heart
you drank all the fountains and now you can make it all start

and you sit in the sun in the dawning light
a million centigrade a million sheets of white
you'd better not stay but just the same
come back tomorrow

what's in a name what was i thinking of
you never say anything you just burst into flame
and your burnt kisses they rattle the bones in my heart
you drank all the fountains and now you're like nothing on earth

so you sit in the sun in the dawning light
a million centigrade a million sheets of white
you'd better not stay but just the same
come back tomorrow

hateful + stray

repeat after me
to shop is adventure don't go
drowning all the time
you're stuck in the record you'll go
down where they recognise you at 4 in the morning
you'll just think and sell down
you're so
yarts dna lufetah

on thirst avenue
you keep falling over if you
reach in you can reach out
while burning at both ends you got
cable television and food on the table
don't you think it's so hard being
yarts dna lufetah

repeat after me
love is a window don't go
breaking everything
you're stuck in the record you'll see
down where they recognise you at 4 in the morning
you'll just wink and wink out
you're so
yarts dna lufetah

the river of darkness

i swim in the river of darkness cause it makes me feel light
and by it's shore i build a house
and i have stayed so long i can't tell
if it's heaven or it's hell

and when i really think about it
all i have to do is time
when the daylight comes you're there before me
with the shadows in your eyes

i wait in the hall of madness cause it makes me feel sane
and by the door i hear a voice

and when i really think about it
all i have to do is call
when the daylight comes you're there before me
throwing shadows on my wall

i had it right side up i had it square
and in my house i climb the stair
but when i'm alone at night i'm very scared
that you won't come to see me there

and when i really think about it
all i have to do is time
when the daylight comes you're there before me
with the shadows in your eyes

arabesque

winter coat

your aching lifestyle
your rah rah shoes
when the rain starts knowing that it's you
your golden head set
to stun and fuse
but it's not your place to pick and choose

your desperate home life
your million chores
and the snow starts to follow you because
a winter coat is all you need
and the leaves start blowing when you speak

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