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BE KIND

BE KIND
BRIGHTEN YOUR MIND
BE KIND
QUIET YOUR MIND

SAFE AND SOUND

MOTHER
I AM LISTENING TO YOUR SONG
A SING-ALONG GOODNIGHT SONG
THAT TELLS ME RIGHT FROM WRONG
I AM PUT AT EASE WITH YOU AT MY SIDE
YOU’RE SITTING ON YOUR KNEES
WATCHING ME AS I FALL ASLEEP
SO THAT THE NIGHT WILL BE YOURS TO KEEP

FATHER
I AM LISTENING TO YOUR SONG
FEELING SAFE AND SOUND
FROM THE MONSTERS UNDERGROUND
YOU LEAVE THE DOOR SLIGHTLY OPEN
TO LET THE LIGHT SHINE IN
TO LET ME KNOW THAT YOU ARE HERE
FOREVER TILL I AM FREE
TO LEAVE THE HOUSE
AND BECOME A MAN OF MY OWN

BROTHER
I CAN HEAR YOU DRUM ALONG
WE SHARE THIS SPACE TOGETHER
WE DON’T NEED ANOTHER ROOM
YOU FALL ASLEEP
FROM THE SAME OLD MELODY
I BET YOU DREAM OF THE SAME STRATEGY
ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD WITH ME
PASSING THE BALL JUST TO KNOW
ONE OF US WILL SCORE

SISTER
YOU HAD A BAD DREAM
IT’S THE USUAL CRAB AND SPIDER
BUT IT’S ONLY IN FANTASY
I KNOW WHERE YOU ARE GOING
WHEN YOU LEAVE YOUR BED
YOU RUN TEN FEET AT FULL SPEED
TILL YOU REACH OUR MUM AND DAD
SO NOW I KNOW ALL THREE ARE
SAFE AND SOUND

DRESS LESS BEAUTIFUL

TRY IT ON
TRY ON THE DRESS THAT MAKE YOU FEEL
LESS BEAUTIFUL
TRY IT ON
TRY ON THE MESS FROM A GIRL
YOUNG AT AGE
SO PITIFUL
TRY IT ON
LEAVE ALL THE FAME
AND ALL THAT COMES WITH A NAME

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
TRY IT ON
TRY ON THE DRESS THAT MAKE YOU FEEL
LESS BEAUTIFUL

IT’S OUT OF CONTROL
HOW THE WORLD HAS BECOME
SO SUDDENLY
IT’S HOW YOUR HAIR IS DONE
AND HOW YOU DO YOUR FINGERNAILS
THAT TURN THEM ON

SO BAD OF YOU

YOU ARE OUT ON THE WEEKEND
LOOKING OUT TO BE FOUND
THERE ARE MISSES PARTYING
‘CAUSE THEIR MEN ARE OUT OF TOWN
YOU ARE TAKING OVER
YOU GOT IT ALL FIGURED OUT
YOU TAKE WHATEVER COMES YOUR WAY
TAKE ’EM HOME CAUGHT IN THE NET

IT’S SO BAD OF YOU
IT’S SO BAD OF YOU
IT’S SO BAD OF ME TO SING ABOUT IT

YOU ARE LEAVING HIM IN PIECES
FROM A TRAGEDY UNTOLD
TELLING ALL YOUR FRIENDS IT IS HIS FAULT
EVEN THOUGH IT’S MORE TO IT THAN SO
YOU LEAVE OUT ALL SOLUTIONS
AND YOU LEAVE HIM IN NO DOUBT
YOU ARE GONNA CARRY OUT YOUR BABY
WHILE DECIDING TO QUIT HIM

IT’S SO BAD OF YOU
IT’S SO BAD OF YOU
IT’S SO BAD OF ME TO SING ABOUT IT

MY BODY

OH MY BODY MAKE IT BETTER
MAKE IT BETTER, MAKE IT BETTER
OH MY BODY JUST BE BETTER
JUST BE BETTER, BETTER, BETTER
RUN THE MOUNTAINS AND RELEASE
THE BURDEN ON MY HEART
I CAN’T TAKE THIS ANYMORE
I’M OVER WITH THOSE DAYS
WHEN I COULD BLEED ALL OVER
AND MORE

OH MY BODY YOU CAN DO BETTER
YOU CAN DO BETTER, DO IT BETTER
OH MY BODY MAKE IT BETTER
MAKE IT BETTER, MAKE ME FEEL BETTER

YOU CAN RUN THE MOUNTAINS
BUT THAT AIN’T TAKING THE BURDEN
OFF MY HEART
YOU CAN HANDLE A HEAVY STORM
BUT YOU CANNOT REST MY SOUL

OH MY BODY JUST BE BETTER
JUST BE BETTER, REAL BETTER
OH MY BODY
I NEED A PERFORMANCE OF THE BEST

OH MY BODY MAKE ME FEEL BETTER
MAKE ME FEEL BETTER
OH MY BODY

FAIR GAME

THEY SPEAK OF EVERYTHING
AS IF IT’S HURTING ME
OF COURSE IT PUTS IT ALL IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT
THEY DON’T KNOW ANYTHING
ABOUT WHAT I’M FEELING
IT’S ALL ABOUT WHO’S RIGHT OR WRONG

IT’S A FAIRER GAME
THAT HAS TO BE PLAYED FOR YEARS TO COME
IT’S NOT ONLY THE FOOL
THAT WILL HAVE TO PLAY BY FAIR RULES

THERE’S SOMETHING MISSING
I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT IS
BUT WHERE ARE ALL THE FRIENDLY SMILES
THEY HIDE BEHIND OLD LIES
I GUESS THEY WILL REVEAL
AND BECOME A PART OF OUR PAST

BUTTON MOULDER’S WALK

(INSTRUMENTAL)

FEELER

FOR TWENTY YEARS YOU HOLD FORT
WITHOUT HER BY YOUR SIDE
NEVER DUST HER BELONGINGS
YOU LEAVE HER SPACE UNCHANGED
YOU LOOK FOR NO COMPANION
TO REPLACE HER COMPASSION
THERE IS NO OTHER FOR YOU
YOU HOLD HER CLOSE AT HEART
ALL THOSE YEARS APART
AIN’T NO GREATER LOSS
THAN TO LOSE YOUR LOVE

YOU FEEL HER
FEELER

IN YOUR FAVOURITE CHAIR TONIGHT
YOU TELL ME ABOUT YOUR LIFE
AND HOW MUCH YOU MISS HER
SHE’S SOMEHOW STILL AROUND
SPENT YOUR LIFE DYEING FABRICS
AND SHE WAS A WEAVER
I HOPE YOU GET TO MEET HER
AND HOLD HER HAND FOREVER

THE FROST

WE LIE WITH OPEN ARMS
IN THE SNOW, IN THE SNOW, IN THE SNOW
WE GROW AND GROW AND GROW
UNTIL WE ARE ON THE SIZE OF SMALL PLANETS ON A FIELD
WE LET IT FALL ON US JUST LIKE WE’D LET MONEY RAIN
WE DON’T BOTHER ABOUT THE COLD
WE CAN’T SEEM TO FEEL THE PAIN

IT’S JUST WONDERFUL HOW THE FROST
IS CAPTURING THE LIFE
JUST LIKE AS IF IT IS DEAD
YET STILL ALIVE

WE HOLD THE WINTER DEAR
IT’S FAMILIAR TO OUR MEMORY
AND EVEN THOUGH IT SOMETIMES FEELS LIKE I WISH MYSELF FAR AWAY
I KNOW IT IS HERE THAT I HAVE COME TO STAY

I’D LIKE TO LIVE A LIFE LIKE THIS

CRAZY

YOU SHOULD DREAM, BUT DEAR NOT DREAM OF ME
I’M IN LOVE WITH SOMEBODY ELSE
YOU TRAVELLED FAR, BUT NOT FAR ENOUGH
IN THIS WORLD THAT HAS BECOME SO SMALL
WE ARE SOMEHOW CONNECTED AND SOMEHOW NEVER WAS
AS WE ONLY SPOKE THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE
YOU KEEP SETTLING AND I HAVE SETTLED DOWN
REMEMBER HOW YOU TOLD ME I WAS ALWAYS RUNNING

THE STAKES WERE TOO HIGH
YOU WANTED TO FLY WITH ME IN THE SKY
FAR ABOVE PEOPLE OF CRAZY OPINIONS

SO EVEN IF YOU DREAM SWEET DREAMS OF ME AND YOU
THERE ARE RULES TO FOLLOW AND YOU SHOULD OBEY THEM TOO
‘CAUSE NOW THAT YOU HAVE DECIDED TO EXTEND YOUR STAY
I BELIEVE OUR CRAZY DAYS TO BE OVER

THE STAKES WERE TOO HIGH
YOU WANTED TO FLY WITH ME IN THE SKY
FAR ABOVE PEOPLE OF CRAZY OPINIONS

BUTTON MOULDER’S WALTZ

(INSTRUMENTAL)

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