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MUSIC

LIFE IN SLOW MOTION

Album cover text reads Life in Slow motion David Gray and photo of mountains and ice

Released: September 2005

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LIFE IN SLOW MOTION

  • 1. Alibi (4:34)

    Stone blind alibi
    I will eat the lie
    Find the word
    Could break any spell that binds you
    Prayers like ammonites
    Curl beneath the lights
    How I long to
    Bite every hand that feeds you more
    Where d’it all go wrong
    My Friday night enfant
    Where d’it all go wrong
    My Friday night enfant

    All night buzz on a line
    It’s only blood on the rime
    Wrecks my head every time
    It leads me on

    Where d’it all go wrong
    My Friday night enfant
    Where d’it all go wrong
    My Friday night enfant

    Tonight, tonight
    Tonight I’m running wild I’m running
    Tonight I’m running wild I’m running
    Tonight I’m running wild I’m running
    Tonight I’m running wild I’m running
    Tonight I’m running wild
  • 2. The One I LoveLYRICS (3:54)

    Gonna close my eyes
    Girl and watch you go
    Running through this life, darling
    Like a field of snow
    As the tracer glides
    In its graceful arc
    Send a little prayer out to ya
    ‘Cross the falling dark

    Tell the repo man
    And the stars above
    That you’re the one I love
    Perfect summers night
    Not a wind that breathes
    Just the bullets whispering gentle
    ‘Mongst the new green leaves
    There’s things I might have said
    Only wish I could
    Now Im leaking life faster
    Then Im leaking blood

    Tell the repo man
    And the stars above
    That you’re the one I love
    You’re the one I love
    The one I love

    Don’t see Elysium
    Don’t see no fiery hell
    Just the lights up bright baby
    In the bay hotel
    Next wave coming in
    Like an ocean roar
    Won’t you take my hand, darling
    On that old dancefloor

    We can twist and shout
    Do the turtle dove
    And you’re the one I love
    You’re the one I love
    The one I love
  • 3. Lately (6:14)

    That the sky would lift
    That I’d find my place
    That I’d see your face in the door
    And the sun would glint
    On a time well spent
    On a time that ain’t no more
    Taste the broken hearts
    In the vacant lots
    See the fruit that rots on the trees
    Try to turn my head
    Leave it all for dead
    But it’s in my mind always
    Honey lately I’ve been way down
    A load on my mind
    Honey lately I’ve been way down
    Load on my mind

    Someone tell me where did it go
    Darling I'm damned if I know
    I seen that look in your eye
    No-one ever gave it a chance
    I could have said in advance
    You saw it all at a glance
    And goodbye

    Drag a salted kiss
    From this cup of bliss
    Watch a new lie twist on the breeze
    You can paint it red
    Leave it all for dead
    But it’s in my head always

    Honey lately I've been way down
    A load on my mind
    Honey lately I've been way down
    Load on my mind

    Someone tell me where did it go
    Darling I'm damned if I know
    I seen that look in your eye
    No one ever gave it a chance
    I could have said in advance
    You saw it all at a glance
    And goodbye

    Goodbye
    Goodbye
    Goodbye
    Goodbye

    Honey lately I’ve been way down
    Honey lately I’ve been way down
    Honey lately I’ve been way down
    Honey lately I’ve been way down

    Lately
    Lately
  • 4. Nos Da Cariad (4:49)

    One lifetime is long enough
    Is long enough to wait
    The rain like silver in my ears
    Fat nothing on my plate
    A bucketful of Babylon
    A belly full of hate
    Go to sleep my one true love
    And may your dreams be sweet

    Then we’ll be running
    See its face beneath the glass
    It murmurs on the breeze
    Like a long black Cadillac
    It passes ‘neath the trees
    What is it you’re waiting for?
    Sweet love is on its knees
    Go to sleep my one true love
    And find your heart’s release

    Then we’ll be running
    Afraid of nothing
    Yeah we’ll be running

    Silence is golden
    Here I am
    I ain’t afraid of nothing
    Silence is golden
    Here I am

    The sun above the cotton grass
    Is sinking down like lead
    The seagulls know the truth of it
    And scream it overhead
    Hold on to St. Christopher
    The sky is murderous red
    Go to sleep my one true love
    Our glory lies ahead

    Then we’ll be running
    Afraid of nothing
    Then we’ll be running
    (Be running)
    (Be running)

    All wired up in a dawning ray
    (Be running)
    All wired up in a dawning ray
    (Be running)
    All wired up in a dawning ray
    (Be running)
    All wired up in a dawning ray
  • 5. Slow Motion (4:10)

    While I was watching you did a slow dissolve
    While I was watching you did a slow dissolve
    While I was watching you did a slow dissolve

    Did I imagine or do the walls have eyes
    Did I imagine they held us hypnotized
    Did I imagine or do the walls have eyes
    Life in slow motion somehow it don’t feel real
    Life in slow motion somehow it don’t feel real
    Life in slow motion somehow it don’t feel real

    Snowflakes are falling Ill catch them in my hands
    Snowflakes are falling Ill catch them in my hands
    Snowflakes are falling now you’re my long lost friend

    My long lost friend
  • 6. From Here You Can Almost See The Sea (4:41)

    Come the weekend
    And we’ll long gone baby
    Just like the old days
    Letting the world flow through me

    Just a parasite in a line
    Im smoking, killing the time
    How long’s a piece of twine
    What use is sympathy
    From here you can almost see the sea
    If you would hold still
    Could make a clean incision
    Then we could sit back
    And watch the demolition

    Little puppy dog in a box
    Somebody’s picking the locks
    Must want the darn from the socks
    Here comes the cavalry
    From here you can almost see the sea

    Just another fool in the line

    I dream of high clouds
    Flushed with the light of daybreak
    I'm gonna dive in
    To water so cold it makes your bones ache

    Fingers, knees and knuckles scraped
    All of the rubbish heaped
    A piece of cardboard taped
    Up where the bedroom window pane used to be
    From here you can almost
    From here you can almost see the sea

    Just another fool in the line
    Just another fool in the line

    I saw a film once
    Where all the airholes froze up
    A killer whale swam
    Under the blue ice
    Until her heart stopped
  • 7. Aint No Love (5:05)

    Maybe that it would do me good
    If I believed there were a god
    Out in the starry firmament
    But as it is that’s just a lie
    And Im here eating up the boredom
    On an island of cement
    Give me your ecstasy Ill feel it
    Open window and Ill steal it
    Baby like it’s heaven sent

    This ain’t no love that’s guiding me
    Some days I’m bursting at the seams
    With all my half remembered dreams
    And then it shoots me down again
    I feel the dampness as it creeps
    I hear you coughing in your sleep
    Beneath a broken window pane
    Tomorrow girl I’ll buy you chips
    A lollipop to stain your lips
    And it’ll all be right as rain

    This ain’t no love that’s guiding me
    This ain’t no love that’s guiding me

    No it ain’t no love guiding me
    No it ain’t no love guiding me
    No it ain’t no love guiding me

    This ain’t no love that’s guiding me
    This ain’t no love that’s guiding me

    On winter trees the fruit of rain
    Is hanging trembling in the branches
    Like a thousand diamond buds
    And waiting there in every pause
    That old familiar fear that claws you
    Tells you nothing ain’t no good
    Then pulling back you see it all
    Down here so laughable and small
    Hardly a quiver in the dirt

    This ain’t no love that’s guiding me
  • 8. Hospital Food (3:38)

    Just a little something for the pain
    Hospital food getting you down?
    Honey now I'm not one to complain
    But this hangin’ around
    Is wearing me out

    So patch me up boys take me home
    Are you not hearing a word I say?
    She sounds so different on the phone
    I just sink like a stone
    Back to the bay
    Tell me something
    Tell me something
    I don’t already know
    Tell me something
    Tell me something I don’t know

    Don’t seem to have that much to show
    For all the hard work, the sweat and toil
    You say ‘well that’s right’, and you should know
    You’ve been there before
    You’ve basked in the glow
    You’ve stood in the roar
    You’ve tasted the snow

    Tell me something
    Tell me something
    I don’t already know
    Tell me something
    Tell me something
    I don’t already

    Seeing it all so beautiful
    The way it oughta be
    Seeing it all so beautiful
    And turning away
    Turning away
    Turning away

    (Tell me, tell me, tell me)
    (Tell me, tell me, tell me)

    Tell me something
    Tell me something
    I don’t already know
    Tell me something
    Tell me something
    I don’t already know
  • 9. Disappearing World (2:23)

    Slowly the truth is loading
    Im weighted down with love
    Snow lying deep and even
    Strung out and dreaming of

    Night falling on the city
    Quite something to behold
    Don’t it just look so pretty
    This disappearing world
    We’re threading hope like fire
    Down through the desperate blood
    Down through the trailing wire
    Into the leafless wood

    Night falling on the city
    Quite something to behold
    Don’t it just look so pretty
    This disappearing world
    This disappearing world

    Ill be sticking right there with it
    Ill be by your side
    Sailing like a silver bullet
    Hit ’em ‘tween the eyes
    Through the smoke and rising water
    Cross the great divide
    Baby till it all feels right

    Night falling on the city
    Sparkling red and gold
    Don’t it just look so pretty
    This disappearing world
    This disappearing world

    This disappearing world
    This disappearing world
  • 10. Now And Always (4:12)

    You’re in my mind baby
    Now and always
    You’re in my mind baby
    Now and always
    The road I'm walking
    Might fall away
    You’re in my mind baby
    Now and always

    A bonfire smoking
    Into a low sky
    The sparks they fly up
    Into a low sky
    Would that these demons
    Would let me rest
    They’re with me lord
    Till the day that I die
    Feast my eyes on sacred lies

    Ill wind that blows
    From all directions
    Ill wind that blows in
    From all directions
    Hey easy boy giving it all away
    And nothing left
    For your own protection

    You’re in my mind baby
    Now and always
    You’re in my mind baby
    Now and always
    The ground I'm walking
    Might fall away
    You’re in my mind baby
    Now and always

    Feast my eyes on sacred lies

    The swans are ghosts
    On the jet black water
    The swans like ghosts
    On the jet black water
    Hey little baby
    I’ll hold you close
    Well glide like ghosts
    On the starry water

    The dogs are running wild
    The dogs are running wild
    The dogs are running wild
    The dogs are running
    Dogs are running wild