undoneup

by Loudsneakers

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1.
ME AND THE MOON Me and the moon Are under a cloud Moving silently We're not allowed To say what we think Reflect on glass, on drink We rise in the late afternoon Me and the moon Me and the rain Wash away dirt Cleaning the wounds Repairing the hurt Run from a storm Shelter in the dry and the warm Out here I feel no pain Me and the rain Me and the sun Are over you, all right Radiant Reveal all in our sight Till the shadows grow long And we're not too strong Darkness overcomes Me and the sun
2.
WHERE WE WERE Have you ever gone too far In a two-seater car To find you can't get back To where you began? A dirt road country mile No direction, view alien and vile The battery's flat And you've lost the map. The road ahead is black The road to paradise is a cul-de-sac And there's no turning back No turning back. ("Where were we?") We were on a sunny day Ice cream, wide-eyed laughter Where we used to play King and Queen happy ever after We were in the pink Now it hurts to think Of where we were. What lies ahead is black The road to paradise is a cul-de-sac And there's no turning back No turning back Did you ever have a doubt The words would run out Like rivers to the seas That would suddenly freeze? All the loving words once cute did Turn self-consciously stupid And silence is left To fill the space. Don't look down, don't look behind Don't search for the key in the back of your mind There's no way to find There's no way to find... What lies ahead is black The road to paradise is a cul-de-sac And there's no turning back No turning back ("Where were we?") We were in a magical room Where we sang and played in And it became a tomb The memory is fading Where we were could never last It's long gone past Where we were. The road to paradise is a cul-de-sac And there's no turning back There's no turning back
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GIRL ON THE BOOKCASE if the girl on the bookcase sees the woman in the purse would she recognise her future face? would she think she'd been cursed? would she ask what happened a slow erosion or in a blink from the angel to the dull-eyed sow lost in a sea of drink? girl on the bookcase drinking lemonade polaroid exposure your smile will never fade girl on the bookcase sandcastles you made sunny summer seaside that's where she should have stayed if the woman locked in the purse could reach the bookcase girl would she hit her like a stolen hearse or treasure her like a pearl? would she tell her about disillusion and the world of lies the joyless jobs pushing people out the frame of their own lives? girl on the bookcase drinking lemonade polaroid exposure your smile will never fade girl on the bookcase sandcastles you made sunny summer seaside that's where she should have stayed
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THERE WERE TEARS waiting for the truth to appear in the words you breathe in the words you say in the words that float across the wind in the truth you live in the truth you say there were tears there were tears there were tears for love [spoken word: "the cup of ignored tea has grown a skin, and the mountain of fag butts is threatening to avalanche, and i'm stuck in this no-time... is it two in the morning or three on a wednesday afternoon where nothing happens and no-one calls?... the paperback on my lap; i've read the same sentence five times but i can't take it in... i'm thinking about her again, wondering if she's thinking about me... and if she loved me... and what love is... and if i'll make the same mistakes again... i light another cigarette, begin the same sentence again, and sip the cold tea."] a great man - a dead artist - once said through the life he breathed "the best way to know god is to love many things" there's a truth he lived there's a truth he said there were tears there were tears there were tears for love
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03:44
SORRY i'm sorry i couldn't carry you i'm not that strong i'm sorry the words eluded me they came out wrong i'm sorry i wasn't there for you i was no use i gave you the best years of my life you wasted, you wasted mine i'm sorry i disappointed you i couldn't satisfy i'm sorry you think i put you down i didn't lift you up i'm sorry for the shit you dragged me through in the name of love i gave you the best years of my life you wasted, you wasted mine i'm sorry i can't turn back the clock for the squandered love i'm sorry i made a big mistake what was i thinking of? i'm sorry i could not be someone else i should've run i gave you the best years of my life you wasted, you wasted mine
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WHERE DID THE LOVE GO? where did it go wrong? when did you forget our song? where did the love go? how should i know? where's all this pain from? i'll wait but for how long? where did the love go? how should i know? i want to hold you in my arms until morning comes around i want to hold you in my arms forever we reach out with both hands i want to return to the promised land where did the love go? how should i know? when will all this end? what happened to my best friend? where did the love go? how should i know? i want to hold you in my arms until morning comes around i want to hold you in my arms forever but the way things are looking now i have no hope at all of saving us no matter how much i think or try i cannot make you love me i say, no matter how much i think or try i cannot make you love me i want to hold you in my arms until morning comes around i want to hold you in my arms forever
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NOBODY LIKE YOU i see old men cry and i hear your laughter you jump the queue and i know who you're after around your finger, i'm twisted for manipulation we all gladly die for a slice of vacant situation                                              nobody like you nobody like you i'm not surprised to find beauty lies in a nobody like you fill in the blank - the ladies' excuse me i was just a quick fix and you had to use me told me daddy's the rajah of zanzibar but your letters from home were postmarked leamington spa nobody like you nobody like you i'm not surprised to find beauty lies in a nobody like you you're a model artist and life is your medium i'd see the exhibition you've made of yourself if i could withstand the tedium is this free love or is this extortion? last night's baby is this morning's abortion stumbling through the after-party party debris skinning up on your catalogue of fucks that includes me nobody like you nobody like you i'm not surprised to find beauty lies in a nobody like you
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STILL RUNNING two boys growing in afghanistan hopeful of the future is in your hands different skin, different blood, you didn't know where your love would take you, where you would go i'm running still running i'm running children swimming in amsterdam fields of flowers, didn't know about the damned could you have saved him from that evil that you saw? you didn't know, you didn't know what you could do i'm running still running could you have held his hand? could you feel his pain? it's all over in vietnam peace is here, can you find redemption? what's the cost of your tomorrow? is it back through those mountains you must go? i'm running still running i'm running still running
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03:15
SHUT UP SHOP shut up shop "final reduction", "everything must go" white painted on big window shelves are bare, staff gone home uniforms hanging all in a row shut up shop till rings stop "clearance sale on all big names" different store, message same no refund on broken game there's no business like no business to blame shut up shop till rings stop doors are shut high street once bustled with trade crowds of shoppers disperse and fade greedy dog has had his day cocked his leg against the penny arcade shut up shop till rings stop doors are shut never to open up

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VIDEOS!
Me And The Moon - www.youtube.com/watch
Shut Up Shop - www.youtube.com/watch

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released August 8, 2010

Sean Hyde - lead & backing vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, bass, mandolin, percussion.
Mark Wallis - electric & acoustic guitars, harmonica, backing vocals.
Kim Ono - drums, percussion.
WITH:
Arthur Higgins - saxophones.
Molly & Bethany Hyde - backing vocals ('Nobody Like You').
Ernest Bothershops - inner voice ('There Were Tears').

Thanks to Chris Brown & Meghan Killimade.
Cover design: Stephanie Johnson.
Bag men: Andy 'The Hat' Thomson, Paul 'The Trousers' Hamilton.
Dedicated to Beth, Moles, Tom & Rosie.
Produced by Sean Hyde.

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