MUSIC

LIFE IN SLOW MOTION

Lifeinslowmotion

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