Roadtrip

 

You flash your teeth at my face

I’m trying to stay fixated with my feel

Cruising slow, it’s not a road race

Trying to turn these salty wheels

You say we’re running out of time but we’re just running out of wine, oh woah

You say this car’s about to break down so let’s set up our camp now, oh woah

 

Cause I live on the edge, let’s skip this turnoff

And chase the sunset

Watch the amber wear off

 

Let’s try to get some sleep amongst the ocean breeze and the whistling trees

On the coastline I don’t mind if we’re caught

It’ll make for a story when we head back to work

You say we’re running out of time but we’re just running out of wine, oh woah

You say let’s be back by eleven but right here’s a slice of heaven, oh woah

 

Cause I live on the edge, let’s skip this turnoff

And chase the sunset

Watch the amber wear off

 

Cruising slow

And breathing out

It’s not a road race

It’s not a road race, yeah

 

Cause I live on the edge, let’s skip this turnoff

And chase the sunset

Watch the amber wear off

Cause I live on the edge, let’s skip this turnoff

And chase the sunset

Watch the amber wear off

 

 

Lip Addiction

 

How many have you had tonight

I’m running out of words to write

But what else can I do to save you

I saw you yesterday but I saw a stranger

 

Do you feel the same as I do

I run against the grain to surprise you

But what else can I say to persuade you

To give it another go but this time take it slow

 

You don’t run this town

And I can’t touch the ground

LSD is not for me but then again

I kiss your lips and all I taste is cinnamon

Do you feel it now, it’s a lip addiction

It’s a lip addiction

 

You made me lose my way

You made me question my sanity

But I can still hear your acid tongue

Spitting out flames and spitting out love

Spitting out words and spitting out blood

Spitting out all that we could ever want

I can still hear your acid tongue

Spitting out words and spitting out love

 

You don’t run this town

And I can’t touch the ground

LSD is not for me but then again

I kiss your lips and all I taste is cinnamon

Do you feel it now, it’s a lip addiction

A lip addiction

 

You don’t run this town

And I can’t touch the ground

LSD is not for me but then again

I kiss your lips and all I taste is cinnamon

Do you feel it now, a lip addiction

A lip addiction

A lip addiction

A lip addiction

A lip addiction

 

 

 

Sunbleached Girl

 

She wants less I want more

She wants peace I want war

As the mist fades over the Chevrolet 

She wants him I want her

It's not my pot to stir

Pour a little sugar she knows

I've got a sweet tooth for her ways

I'm addicted to her gaze

 

One step closer to the sunbleached girl who gets undressed, when she wants

One step closer to the sunbleached girl who gets undressed, when she wants

La da da da dah da dah

La da da da dah yeah woah

La da da da dah da dah

La da da da dah yeah

 

As I lay back there

On my bamboo chair

And the shore break sings but brings her back in my head 

She said she wants space but I just wanna see her face

Pour a little sugar she knows

I've got a sweet tooth for her ways

I'm addicted to her gaze oh yeah

 

One step closer to the sunbleached girl who gets undressed, when she wants

One step closer to the sunbleached girl who gets undressed, when she wants

One step closer to the sunbleached girl who gets undressed, when she wants

One step closer to the sunbleached girl who gets undressed, when she wants

La da da da dah da dah

La da da da dah yeah woah

La da da da dah da dah

La da da da dah yeah

 

 

 

Coconut

 

You say complication 

I say fascination cause

It was all for us, still tastes like coconut now 

 

And you say you've sobered up here

I say I'm still drunk off my own tears

Cause something tells me this is the last I'll hear of you

 

Why can't you see through the cellophane

Indulge my heart and take away the pain

Catch the salt and throw away the vinegar

See you in 12 months if you come back here

 

You say you've run out of patience 

I say I'm still waiting for the cadence cause

You cracked me open like a coconut, girl

You started to twiddle your thumbs and I sung words I wouldn't want sung to me

Cause this ship has sailed why can't I bear to tell the tale

 

Why can't you see through the cellophane

Indulge my heart and take away the pain

Catch the salt and throw away the vinegar

See you in 12 months if you come back here

(If you come back here)

Why can't you see through the cellophane

Indulge my heart and take away the pain

Catch the salt and throw away the vinegar

See you in 12 months if you come back here

Oh no, if you come back here

Mmm, if you come back here

 

 

 

Loosen Up

 

Nothing less, nothing more

Just my fingers bruised and sore

Not a whisper but a snore

Curled up deep inside my pores

Picturesque but meaningless

The face of beauty with a wicked dress

Who am I to play fair

It’s a game to win so feed the bear

Sleeping free on a street unseen

Colour grade in a faded dream

Will there be a path out for you

Or is this a catch 22

 

You leave your life to chance

Loosen up and have a dance__

Do it like you do in your room

Dance__

Like no one’s watching you

 

Birds in flight, owls at night

Both nonchalant delights

You play the game but you’re hard to tame

You’ve got your gloves on but you can’t fight

Is it lust or a lost of trust

Pretty much sums up us

And when there’s nothing left to love

Find belief in wanderlust

Leading me on no reveal it seems

Will there be a path out for you

Or is this a catch 22

 

You leave your life to chance

Loosen up and have a dance

Do it like you do in your room

Dance, like no one’s watching you

 

You leave your life to chance

Do it like you do in your room

Like no one’s watching you

 

Loosen up and have a dance

Do it like you do in your room

Dance, like no one’s watching you

Dance, do it like you do in your room

Dance, like no one’s watching you
 

Headland

 

Sign here to say no

For fear and foe to grow 

I forget all the words

To my favourite songs, cause I know 

It's better just to bop along

 

And who will I meet 

To sing songs when I'm 83

And still carve our names in the bark of the mango tree

Whose memories will I keep

In a shoebox under my sheets

Which headland will I land on

(ooh’s)

 

I'm self sufficient

But without a garden cause I 

Am eating up my thoughts 

I forget all the moves

And where to move my feet cause I know

Life choreographs me

 

And words are gonna let you down sometimes

So just taste the peach sky and they'll start to rhyme

 

Who will I meet 

To sing songs when I'm 83

And still carve our names in the bark of the mango tree

Whose memories will I keep

In a shoebox under my sheets

Which headland will I land on

(ooh’s)

 

Who will I meet 

To sing songs when I'm 83

And still carve our names in the bark of the mango tree

Whose memories will I keep

In a shoebox under my sheets

Which headland will I land on

 

Crack The Code

Mayhem tonight will bloom steadily as we take off like seeds into the breeze
Take your time casting memory lines, that’s what she’d say to us before we fell asleep
I get no consolation staring through constellations in your eyes

and then you Cracked the code 
felt the warmth build like a raging storm you’d seen coming for years
Jaded to the sea always bearing down, continents conjoined in your rhythmless world 
waving goodbye to the rail long gone as the gravy train runs, the gravy trains gone

We lay there that night thinking unsteadily, whether we’ll stand up or fade like dust in the breeze
Waiting for a train that’ll never leave up the memory line it’s a one way ride, that’s what she said to me
I get no consolation staring through constellations in your eyes
The sooner we’d lie about floating through the days of our lives and we felt between your new lines.

Then you cracked the code, felt the warmth build like a raging storm you’d seen coming for years
Jaded to the sea always bearing down, continents conjoined in your rhythmless world 
waving goodbye to the rail long gone as the gravy train runs, the gravy trains gone

Time Wasted

You and all your friends looking at a U-bend taking those pills with no flavour
Maybe you’ll take your own advice for once

but man wait don’t you wake up now say you knew it all along say you knew where I was coming from
and can you say it now that you’re older than before, that Time was Wasted

Yeah look, it’s a hard line
self prescribed help without the tests or the human connect 
to make our time burn best it’s a waste and a bloody mistake
so catch a wave be centre stage write yourself a real page
take a plane jump right out feel what the skies all about
what you could do without

but man wait don’t you wake up now say you knew it all along say you knew where I was coming from
and can you say it now that you’re older than before, that Time was Wasted



Back in Our Day

Back in our day, show after show just running, round this town circles of people tripping over themselves
and your always caught up in their talking and looking now 
and now you see that those feelings are, the need to always be part

Bloodshot eyes I want you to see the skyline fade before we fall asleep
Good luck follows us down the beaten Backbeach road doing what we always should of

Screaming down the highway island to island chasing clear skies and waves
up and down miles of coastline far from the haze of real life
your always caught up in their talking and looking now and now you see that those feelings are the need to always be part of

Bloodshot eyes I want you to see the skyline fade before we fall asleep
Good luck follows us down the beaten Backbeach road doing what we always should of
Bloodshot eyes I want you to see the skyline fade before we fall asleep
Good luck follows us down the beaten Backbeach road doing what we always should of
Bloodshot eyes I want you to see the skyline fade before we fall asleep
Good luck follows us down the beaten Backbeach road doing what we always should of


The Pub

She’s always late to the pub, hair streaming down, the words were all there but I just can’t find them now
and the middle bands smoke on from dusk until dawn passing out in the corridor regrets coming up with the sun
and meanwhile we’re gone continuing the search while the winds fading offshore cause you know airday’s here
and the radio’s on the one night lovers are gone the melody’s peaking then the moments is gone

The melody the moment, the moment, is gone 
The melody the moment, the moment, is gone

Lieing on the pier feeling the sun seer, blonding out the ends of your hair as you talk about your year
and the bonfire’s loaded everybody’s got their chair, the nights standing still as we scream how good is it to be here
and meanwhile we’re gone continuing the search while the winds fading offshore cause you know airday’s here
and the radio’s on the one night lovers are gone the melody’s peaking then the moments is gone

The melody the moment, the moment, is gone 
The melody the moment, the moment, is gone

Blonde hair, Brown eyes what can I make you feel make you decide
white heat, brown skin, when I’m with you the worlds evaporating
no day could wander by, floating in the salt under this southern sky 
where you don’t wake up with half the day gone and the world turning by your side

The melody the moment, the moment, is gone 
The melody the moment, the moment, is gone

 

Stolen


It’s like the wild west in our backyard
while they were smiling holding hands you caught them off guard
watch them sing slow their spirits charred
now they drain the blood and oil from their backyard

He was 21 and he’d never seen the wide open skies near alice springs
she was 17 and didn’t know if her mother was alive or gone

and I watched you walk home that summers eve
and you could see the dust storms turn from the end of our street

Only time will protest the meaning of their ancient place as the modern age is dreaming of
a way to take the words that are leaking out of the mouths of the people that are speaking out

she was 35 and didn’t know there was a problem at all

and I watched you walk home that summers eve
and you could see the dust storms turn from the end of our street
and I watched a generation burn like it was on TV
and you are giving them their peace as the sun turns red and this plane flies east

and I watched you walk home that summers eve
and you could see the dust storms turn from the end of our street