...From Across The Kitchen Table

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Shelter
take a little shelter with me yeah,
take a little shelter with me
everything
and everyone, to you, is more than happy
and i’ve just found out
there’s two good ways to buy a new friend
and i know well, i know damn well it’s gonna change

take a little shelter with me
yeah, take a little shelter with me

seemed so right
you know i’m climbing up and down and you’re not watching
and is that a fact
well, i just might take my hands around my face
look, it’s raining, and
i can walk for miles if you can
yeah

yeah, something tells me
take a little shelter with me
yeah, take a little shelter with me

because i’m on my own and the ceiling’s gone
and the things burnt, burnt, burnt to the ground
getting gagged and bound
and the things you said don’t mean too much
and there’s some shiny leather in my crutch

something tells me
take a little shelter with me
yeah, take a little shelter with me
take a little shelter with me
take a little shelter with me

Stole The Love
stole the love you gave to me
but he looks a sorry state to me
wouldn’t you agree
fortunately for my friends
your story never ends detrimentally, yeah
five by five they come to you
and you said, you said it wouldn’t do
wouldn’t you agree
fortunately for my friends
your story never ends detrimentally, yeah
who-ho let me alone
what you say let me alone

look into my shallow eyes
because you swam them for a while
wouldn’t you agree
stole the love you gave to me
but he looks a sorry state to me detrimentally

wouldn’t you agree

Bicycle Thieves
you were the one who said look boy you’re always running
but you didn’t know the things that i had on top of me
and this wall to wall thing that you’re all so very fond of
well it’s harming me
and when i met you in the subway station
you looked as though you hadn’t seen the queen’s face for a while
well i ain’t got much but you can take my future
it’s not doing me any good so you can lend it for a while

why why why why why
come on, why do you want to say those things to me
i’m gonna stay so far away from you girl
that’s if you stay so far away from me
i’ve been away too long
and i’m tired of losing you
and all the dagger things you want to say to me
well i can be dumb for you
but if i can get some sleep tonight
you’ll know it’s almost half the fight for me
why why why why why
come on, why do you want to say those things to me
well this wall to wall thing you’re all so very fond of
don’t you know it’s crucifying me

and when i seen you in the subway station
you looked as though you hadn’t seen the queen’s face for a while
well i ain’t got much but you can take my future
it’s not doin’ me any good so you can lend it for a while

why, why do you wanna say these things to me
and you know this wall to wall thing you’re all so very fond of
you know it’s crucifying me
and when i seen you in the subway station…

Limit
for 14 years you know you’ve been so good to me
but i feel as though the bricks are just about to fall on me
so stay away
listen to my heart as you are approaching

your one way system, phoney church, see what i mean
contribute, contribute, contribute to all these things
bring me back the days, when you bought me books for my birthdays
and you say, stop, before you go
no, listen to me, nah, i won’t say that
because you can take my mind
to the limit

your chilling friends, all these, and all that lark lane stuff
demented me, cemented me, prevented me, i’ve had enough
down to kirk’s and listen to the good time, bad time stories
do you know the years you had your head screwed on for me
be good, be good, be good, be good, be good for me
but i was always listening to your one-way ticket stories

and you say, stop, before you go
no, listen to me, nah, i won’t say that
because you can take my mind…

and you say, stop, before you go
no, listen to me, nah, i won’t say that
because you can take my mind
…to the limit

Jean’s Not Happening
here i am, standing here for at least an hour
and do you know, eight more minutes of this and i think i’m gonna take that shower
well come on, what am i supposed to do, well i think i’ll wait
what’s this feeling think i hate

jean’s not happening no more
she’s like the pouring rain
jean’s not happening no more
she’s like the pouring rain

what was that you said to me
well, not that it matters
and you know sometimes, well sometimes
i think we’re like a big game of snakes and ladders
and you said jokingly
my new name was repetition
well, come on, what’s that feeling
competition

jean’s not happening no more
she’s like the pouring rain
jean’s not happening no more
she’s like the pouring rain

27 Ways To Get Back Home
27 ways to get back home
i’ve been walking all night long, and i’m cold
27 reasons to be told
i’ve been walking all night long

don’t you tell me about what i say
about a saltmine so far away
27 ways to get back home
i’ve been walking all night long

do you know the day i never came
you said things will be the same
because my sister’s right and you’re the blame
don’t want to think about things when i’m the same

have you seen the way it’s shaping up
you just can’t see it here but go right on to the top
i’ve been standing out here in the cold
looking for something to amuse me but you won’t be told
don’t you listen to a word i say
I’ve been to kenny it’s so very far away
27 lessons to be told
i’ve been working all night long

do you know the day i never came
you said things will be the same
because my sister’s right and you’re the blame
don’t want to think about things when i’m the same

27 ways to get back home
i’ve been walking all night long, and i’m cold
27 reasons to be told
i’ve been walking all night long

…From Across The Kitchen Table
in a cheap hotel room the miraculous way you bucked up
when I said you were incredibly beautiful
remember arthur seaton said he won’t be beaten
look at jimmy price what with the weight of christ
I don’t know they say maybe it’s the water across the kitchen table
and I don’t know they say maybe it’s the water

you saved my life, I fought you
you should have told me to stop
why did you let me keep on goingfor you?

i’ve seen all your hooks, read the important books
and thought about the disabled
but the only thing between you and me is the fact you laugh when i’m unstable
but I don’t know they say maybe it’s the water across the kitchen table
and i don’t know they say maybe it’s the water

you saved my life, I fought you
you should have told me to stop
why did you let me keep on going for you?

in a cheap hotel room the miraculous way you bucked up
when I said you were incredibly beautiful
remember arthur seaton said he won’t be beaten
look at jimmy price what with the weight of christ
I don’t know they say maybe it’s the water across the kitchen table
and I don’t know they say maybe it’s the water

you saved my life, I fought you
you should have told me to stop
why did you let me keep on going for you?

Bruised Arcade
remember the time when you thought too much
and i told you what to think
you don’t think that way
that’s all right by me
the sun was beating, defeating, repeating
and all the time i wanted to know your face
and not your name for awhile
well, your mama’s gone and your papa’s dead
and i need to be beside your head
for a week or two
maybe three
and your hair in front of your sunglassed eyes
reminds me of a time
when I knew my place, my size for awhile

running in the night without a light
got to go, got a gun, got a wife
right by me, yeah
running in the night without a light
got to go, got a gun, got a wife
right by me, yeah

your current form of insecure
leaves me standing out for more
i tried my best to pass your test
and for a while i forced a smile
i know it wasn’t much
but anything’s enough for you
i don’t want to wait, anticipate
celebrate before i hate
i think i like you
and if it’s only for a while
i’ll see if i can force a smile
for you, if not for me

running in the night without a light
got to go, got a gun, got a wife
right by me, yeah
running in the night without a light
got to go, got a gun, got a wife
right by me, yeah

wait for while, see how it goes
have you been to the bruised arcade
you know, it’s ever, ever making me blind
the sun’s in my eyes, it’s telling me lies
and god, you’re a long time following
wait for a while

It’s Only Hard
i’ve only known you for a while
and there’s 27 ways to make you smile
but I know now, what’s going on in your mind
and only time will tell, the fool who criticised
yeah, yeah
because i know now what you’re saying
and it ain’t gonna happen to me
because i gotta got to go
it’s harder for me
and then i’ll see you before, it happens to me
and i’ve gotta gotta go

it’s only hard the way it looks
it’s harmful when you read six good books
but i know now, what’s going on in your mind
and only time will tell, the fool who criticised
yeah, yeah, yeah
because i know now what you’re saying
and it ain’t gonna happen to me
because i’ve got to got to go it’s harder for me
and then i’ll see you before
it happens to me
and i’ve got to got to go
it’s harder for me
and then i’ll see you before it happens to me
because i’ve got to got to go

September Sting
when i met you in september
you said, “god the clothes you’re wearing, i haven’t seen clothes like that since i remember”
i said “look stupid, i’m not dressing for you,
because you’ve got more money than sense
but your sense does not become you”

do you know there’s people i know
learn how to sting and then go
do you know some people i know
sort out a sting and then go, yeah, yeah, yeah
did you see the way i left you
a blessing in disguise
but it wasn’t meant to upset you
you know you shouldn’t go around making blunders
a daily mistake, and the grief you make
have you ever heard the term a month of sundays
do you know some people i know
learn how to sting and then go
do you know there’s people i know
sort out a sting and then go, yeah, yeah, yeah

was there a time when you came running
was there a move that you made funny
but how many times…

when I met you in september
i’m beginning to see the light

Hey
hey girl, whoever you are
you’ve got the season, the reason and me, wherever you are
hey girl, something for me
and do you know what she said
nothing for me
and do you know what she said
something for me, yeah
i’ll take you around

hey girl, wherever you are
you’ve got the sun and the wind and the rain, wherever you are
hey girl, something for me
and do you know what she said
nothing for me
and do you know what she said
something for me, yeah
i’m gonna take you around

but you can say, just like anyone maybe
but there’s one surefire thing about you
you can kick, kick holes in my doors
throw, throw, throw plates against my walls
and you…
hey girl, whoever you are
you’ve got the season, the reason and me, wherever you are
hey girl, something for me
and do you know what she said
something for me
yeah you know what she said
yeah, something for me
and do you know what she said
something for me
and do you know what she said, yeah
something for me

These Are The Things
do i get a second chance or is the last one
still bugging you so much that when i see you
in the street or every time we meet
i can think of at least one hundred things i’ve got
on you but you’d only make me feel so small
make me feel so…

these are the things that I know when your time and truth was around
these are the things that we shared nobody cared in the world
because these are the things that i know when your time and truth was around

poor but honest you used to say
but i feel poor and determined today
i haven’t seen you for a while
it’s as if i’m still on trial
and i don’t think too much of your friends
your books and dirty looks
because they only make me feel so small
make me feel so…

these are the things that i know when your time and truth was around
these are the things that we shared nobody cared in the world
because these are the things

that you say try something softer
and you could try to break down this heartache
and you could never feel this way

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