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It Never Happened
Tick Tock
Wrong For You
Crying Boy
Alas
Play Dead
Fat Girl
Just One Name
Hard to be a Person
Paper
Modes of Transport
What You're Thinking
Taken for Granted
Horror Movies
We'll Drive Away (hidden track)

It Never Happened

i got a brain and an urge to squander it

a little self-disgrace

so hide your head pull the duvet over it

the world’s a scary place

 

here she comes

and she’ll follow a new direction

into the sun

she comes

and she’ll follow a new direction

into the sun

 

it’s not the day but the way you look at it

it’s starin’ in your face

it’s not the place but the way you took to it

you kicked me in my face

 

here she comes

and she’ll follow a new direction

into the sun

she comes

and she’ll follow a new direction

into the sun

into the sun

into the sun

into the sun

 

here she comes

and she’ll follow a new direction

into the sun

she comes

and she’ll follow a new direction

into the sun

she comes

and she’ll follow a new direction

into the sun

she comes

and she’ll follow a new direction

into the sun

she comes

and she’ll follow a new direction

into the sun

she comes

she comes

Intro  and verse:                 D     C     G      C

 

Chorus:                                  D     C     G


Tick Tock

tick tock

tick tock

tick tock

tick tock

 

(tick tock)

in my tiny world

(tick tock)

full of tiny dreams

(tick tock)

i see their plastic smiles

(tick tock)

and i know what they mean

(tick tock)

mr. brown sit still

(tick tock)

for the 8.15

(tick tock)

i know you think i’m crazy

(tick tock)

but i’m happy

 

i’m feelin’ fine

i’m feelin’ fine

 

i can see them bending on my knees

(through the woods, past the church, to the village green)

i can see them bending on my knees

(through the woods, past the church, to the village green)

i can see in my world made of plasticene

(through the woods in my world made of plasticene)

 

tick tock

tick tock

tick tock

tick tock

 

every day’s the same

it goes on and on (tick)

bridges stand, shops close

and birds sing their song (tick)

mr. smith and suzy

look a little fake (tick)

i know they’ll both be happy

with a lick of paint

 

i’m feelin’ fine

i’m feelin’ fine

 

i can see them bending on my knees

(through the woods, past the church, to the village green)

i can see them bending on my knees

(through the woods, past the church, to the village green)

i can see in my world made of plasticene

(through the woods in my world made of plasticene)

 

if i knew why

if i knew why

if i knew why

if i knew why

 

i can see them bending on my knees

(through the woods, past the church, to the village green)

i can see them bending on my knees

(through the woods, past the church, to the village green)

i can see in my world made of plasticene

(through the woods in my world made of plasticene)

 

if i knew why

if i knew why

if i knew why

if i knew why

Intro  and verse:                 E     A

 

Chorus:                                  B     E     C#m     A             B

          plasticene


Wrong For You

i look around me and all that i see

are the people rushing to their knees

i stand here quiet and i think to myself

don’t believe it, believe in something else

 

it could be wrong for you

 

i’m not sayin’ that i knew

in the nursery down on Anderson Road

there lies a flower with your name on the note

don’t get me wrong that opinions can change

i’ll take a chance when i come back again

 

and now i’m leaving in time for a change

and nothing’s different, just another day

and once i’m settled and i’m true to myself

for a reason that i just can’t guess

 

it could be wrong for you

 

i’m not sayin’ that i knew

distance can be a peculiar choice

far from your home but still close to your voice

i will be sending my thoughts on to you

this is the end of that something i knew

 

i look around me and all that i see

are the people rushing to their knees

i stand here quiet and i think to myself

don’t believe it, believe in something else

 

i’m not sayin’ that i knew

in the nursery down on Anderson Road

there lies a flower with your name on the note

don’t get me wrong that opinions can change

i’ll take a chance when i come back again

CAPO (6)

 

Intro:                     D   D7

 

Verse:                    D           Dmaj7    D7      G                      A                    x2

I look around me …       people rushing to their knees

 

Chorus:                                      G              D

it could be wrong for you

                                      G          A           D

I’m not saying that I knew

                                      G                       D  x4

 

End:                        G                A     G      A        G       D  

this is the end of that something I knew


Crying Boy

new perfume, new shampoo

it’s a right choice for me and you

keeps my hair clean

shame about my mind

 

she’s got this turn-of-phrase

and it cuts me in different ways

on the plastic handle

my girl sings

 

yes it’s hard to feel inspired

with the gray sky in your eyes

but be sure it won’t be long

so i need you to be strong

crying boy

crying boy

 

that smile won’t fix itself

so you hit town and take some steps

wonder why you ever had a frown

 

can’t stand that lo-fi scene

oh so patient monarchy

makes me feel what i got

i don’t deserve

 

but it’s hard to feel inspired

with the gray sky in your eyes

but be sure it won’t be long

so i need you to be strong

crying boy

crying boy

 

but it’s hard to feel inspired

with the gray sky in your eyes

but be sure it won’t be long

so i need you to be strong

yes it’s hard to feel inspired

with the gray sky in your eyes

but be sure it won’t be long

so i need you to be strong

crying boy

crying boy

crying boy

crying boy

Intro:                     A       D

 

Verse:                    A       D     A     D     A     D     E

 

Chorus:                  Em   A   D   G   x2

 

A          D   x2

crying boy


Alas

alas (x14)

 

hey what was it made your cold heart wander away?

i tend to think it’s just the sky you’re under of gray

 

so what do you think it promises tomorrow away?

cos people cry in the sunshine from their sorrow today

(alas [x14])

tomorrow today (x3)

 

the grass looks so green from this side of Tuesday in (?)

December came and blew my hopes and flowers away

 

so what do you think it promises tomorrow away?

cos people cry in the sunshine from their sorrow today

(alas [x14])

tomorrow today (x3)

 

so what do you think it promises tomorrow away?

cos people cry in the sunshine from their sorrow today

(alas [x14])

tomorrow today (x3)

Bass Intro and Verse:             E          F#         B            A

Intro and Verse:                  D                                                A6

 

Chorus:                          G                            A                 D       Dmaj7

so what do you think it promises tomorrow away

 

End Chorus:          guitar plays opening riff again


Play Dead

all that i hoped for and all i believed

died on the doorstep and left in the breeze

i could’ve helped you but you didn’t need

the love of a user to make your heart bleed

 

and i play dead

just cos i’m lonely

i play dead

just cos i’m lonely

 

my baby’s got eyes for someone new

my baby’s got eyes for someone new

my baby’s got eyes for you

 

nothing can change but the place that you are

not even a cloud or the light from a star

there isn’t a use and there can’t be a way

i swallow a tear as you push me away

 

and i play dead

just cos i’m lonely

i play dead

just cos i’m lonely

 

all that i hoped for and all i believed

died on the doorstep and left in the breeze

 

and i play dead

just cos i’m lonely

i play dead

just cos i’m lonely

 

my baby’s got eyes for someone new

my baby’s got eyes for someone new

my baby’s got eyes for you

my baby’s got eyes for someone new

my baby’s got eyes for someone new

my baby’s got eyes for you

Intro:                     G       F     C     G    C   C  B   A    G

 

Verse:                    G       C     G      D     x2

 

Chorus:                  G        C        D  x2 

play  dead

G                       F                C          G  

My baby’s got eyes for someone new


Fat Girl

i have been here times before

maybe twice or maybe more

fat girl won’t you cut some slack?

i’m stating now i can’t go back

 

baby blue skies gray and sore

i can’t take this pain much more

fat girl won’t you take me back?

i love you and your beaten tracks

 

i’m not sad about you

you, can’t live without you

so much happier in bed

 

take me home i need to sleep

cos i can’t move my mouth to speak

fat girl won’t you keep me safe?

i’m terrified that i might break

 

a guilty pleasure she does seek

my feelings dying in her reach

fat girl won’t you take me back?

i love you and your beaten tracks

 

i’m not sad about you

you, can’t live without you

so much happier in bed

 

i’m not sad about you

you, can’t live without you

so much happier in bed

 

(fat girl won’t you take me back?)

in bed

(not sad about you)

(fat girl won’t you take me back?)

in bed

(not sad about you)

(fat girl won’t you take me back?)

in bed

(not sad about you)

in bed

Intro:                     D

 

Verse:                    D5                  C5     E5      C5     E5     x2

                                D5

 

Chorus:                  E5       C5     D5      E5     C5    D5    E5    C5     D5  x2 


Just One Name

leaves are fallin’

surrendering the summer to the morning

the wind and rain ain’t got no place to go

they follow me i know

 

on the same day

i missed you more each moment as the day breaks

i’ll get no sleep tomorrow or tonite

it hurts to close my eyes

 

call me plain

call me simple

i am just one name

and a thousand of the same

me plain

call me simple

i am just one name

 

keep your head down

and through this self-obsession you will be found

wanting all the things you shouldn’t know

how sad they leave me cold

 

leaves are fallin’

surrendering the summer to the morning

the wind and rain ain’t got no place to go

they follow me i know

 

call me plain

call me simple

i am just one name

(i’m just one name)

and a thousand of the same

me plain

call me simple

i am just one name

(i’m just one name)

 

call me plain

call me simple

i am just one name

and a thousand of the same

me plain

call me simple

i am just one name

 

call me plain

call me simple

i am just one name

(i’m just one name)

and a thousand of the same

me plain

call me simple

i am just one name

(i’m just one name)

i am simple

i am just one name

(i’m just one name)

Intro:                     A5      D5       E5

                                A5      D5       E5      D5       C#5      B5     E5      D5     B5      E5

 

Verse:                    A       D     A    D    Bm    E     A    x2

 

Chorus:                  A      D      E  x2

                                        B         E

      just one name


Hard to be a Person

drinkin’, dressin’

girlfriend’s stressin’

sharin’ aches and pains

yes it’s hard to be a person

when your friends all look the same

 

money, shoppin’

drugs and clubbin’

oops forgot a name

yes it’s hard to be a person

when your friends all look the same

 

i didn’t grow up to get out of my face

well just for a while but not in the same place

the mirror tells me of my disgrace

how long can this go on?

 

you sit, i walk

ego, small talk

silence is my shame

yes it’s hard to be a person

when your friends all look the same

 

fallin’, laughin’

sinkin’, crashin’

puking in the drain

yes it’s hard to be a person

when your friends all look the same

 

i didn’t grow up to get out of my face

well just for a while but not in the same place

the mirror tells me of my disgrace

how long can this go on?

 

drinkin’, dressin’

girlfriend’s stressin’

sharin’ aches and pains

yes it’s hard to be a person

yes it’s hard to be a person

yes it’s hard to be a person

when your friends all look the same

Intro:                     E    A   B   D   E    E A   B    D  D     A    E

 

Verse:                    E                                  D     A    E  x2

 

Chorus:                  D    A    B    E 

                                D    A           B                  B7

             How long will this go on?


Paper

paper floating on the wave

let me drown

cos i feel glorious today

hear no sound

 

take down my picture boys

i’m never comin’ home

bless this ground

kicked my way through every door

and now i’ve got the crown

lost and found

but safe and sound

 

tell me everything that you want me to do

tell me everything that you want me to do

tell me everything that you want me to do

tell me everything that you want me to do

 

take me anywhere from here

i’ll feel found

cos i feel glorious today

hear no sound

 

take down my picture boys

i’m never comin’ home

bless this ground

kicked my way through every door

and now i’ve got the crown

lost and found

but safe and sound

 

tell me everything that you want me to do

tell me everything that you want me to do

tell me everything that you want me to do

tell me everything that you want me to do

tell me everything that you want me to do

tell me everything that you want me to do

tell me everything that you want me to do

tell me everything that you want me to do

CAPO (5)

 

Intro:                     Bm    Dsus4    Esus4    x2

 

Verse:                    Bm     A     D5    x4

 

Chorus:                  Em    A     D   (C#   B)   /    (D72)   x4     A     D    x2

                                      Bm                                  A                  D5     

Tell me everything that you want me to do  x2


Modes of Transport

navigation by the stars

levitation

or you’ll maybe steal a car

paragliding

ride a bike

digging tunnels

do it any way you like

yeah any way you like

 

if you want we can get together

if you want we can get together

if you want we can get together

and be there

 

if we crash in the flight

just remember

on the floor there’s little lights

that will guide you

to the door

to the sea

and then finally to the shore

now who could ask for more?

 

if you want we can get together

if you want we can get together

if you want we can get together

and be there

 

catch a boat

catch a train

you can walk

it might kill you all the same

paragliding

vapourize

vapour rising

and come floating down my heartgrief

and crawling through my war

 

if you want we can get together

if you want we can get together

if you want we can get together

(and be there)

if you want we can get together

(and be there)

if you want we can get together

(and be there)

 if you want we can get together

(and be there)

CAPO (4)

 

Intro:                     D   G   D   A   D   G   D   A

 

Verse:                    D   G   D   A   D   G   D   A

 

Chorus:                  G   Em   A    D


What You're Thinking

it’s getting early in the morning and your breath stinks

from the night before

you look dirty and your clothes smell like a dustbin

i could even ask for more

 

i love the way you wear your glasses above your head

i love the way you see true colours i see red

 

i know what you’re thinking

i know what you’re thinking

i know what you’re thinking

and it’s wrong

 

i love the way you walk behind me down the street

although i never see you but i can smell your feet

i hate the way you inch around me when you’re not sure

so don’t even ask because i don’t even know

 

i know what you’re thinking

i know what you’re thinking

i know what you’re thinking

and it’s wrong

(i know what you’re thinking)

and it’s wrong

(i know what you’re thinking)

and it’s wrong

(i know what you’re thinking)

and it’s wrong

(i know what you’re thinking)

 

wait a minute, what’s this, i’m starting to look like you

i’m feelin’ pretty shakey and thinking it’s not cool

i said i’d see you down that road in a hundred years

it didn’t take as long as that because now i’m here

 

i know what you’re thinking

i know what you’re thinking

i know what you’re thinking

Intro  and verse:                 F     Bb     Gm     C

 

Chorus:                                  Bb                        C             x3

I know what you’re thinking


Taken for Granted

headaches and early morning

boy on the phone

said take me back or ever after

you’ll be alone

come home

your loneliness must show now

 

drawing the vicious circle

into your mind

cos she can be anybody

all of the time

come home

your loneliness must show now

 

all that love that i

had taken for granted

i nearly demanded it

as i passed you on my way

 

bedtime and night is falling

down on my throat

i listen to the sound of broken

(?) that wrote

we roam

they never let it show no

 

all that love that i

had taken for granted

i nearly demanded it

as i passed you on my way

 

back when your face was younger

i had my fun

now it tells a tale with lines all over

i need to run

before

the love loss starts to show now

 

all that love that i

had taken for granted

i nearly demanded it

as i passed you

i nearly demanded it

as i passed you

i nearly demanded it

as i passed you on my way

Intro:                     G      C       D       C

 

Verse:                    G      C       D       C     x2

                                Csus4        C  B   A   G

 

Chorus:                  Csus4       C   B    Am     D


Horror Movies

the show’s about to go on

the lights are dim and the curtain’s drawn

i left you on your own

i just went off for a coca-cola

but don’t be scared because it’s just not real

 

i love the horror movies

monsters and ghouls are just so groovy

give me a knife or

give me a chainsaw

watch it again have a nervous breakdown

 

you walked on home alone

i thought i saw you with the wolfman

i saw a creepy car

drivin’ around with the windows down

i took a look inside

but all i saw was a bunch of zombies

 

i love the horror movies

monsters and ghouls are just so groovy

give me a knife or

give me a chainsaw

watch it again have a nervous breakdown

 

i love (x8)

 

i left you on your own

but don’t be scared because it’s just not real

 

i love the horror movies

monsters and ghouls are just so groovy

give me a knife or

give me a chainsaw

watch it again have a nervous breakdown

 

i love the horror movies

monsters and ghouls are just so groovy

give me a knife or

give me a chainsaw

watch it again have a nervous breakdown

a nervous breakdown

(i love the horror movies)

a nervous breakdown

(monsters and ghouls are just so groovy)

(give me a knife or give me a chainsaw)

(watch it again have a nervous breakdown)

Intro:                     A5      D5     C#m5     D5

 

Verse:                    A5      D5     C#5        D5    x3

                                                  C#5                  D5                 E5

don’t be scared because it’s just not real

 

Chorus:                  A    D    C#m    E     x4 


We'll Drive Away (hidden track)

it seems my best ain’t good enough

well it ain’t gonna get better

i’ll bite my tongue i’ve said enough

it only brings me pressure

 

i spit out my words to the atmosphere

and the carpet hears me loud and clear

and we’ll drive away

from the ghosts in our heads

 

from pillar to post and town to coast

i thought this place was bigger

weeks go by from day to night

i’m sleepin’ in my sweater

 

i spit out my words to the atmosphere

to the howling dog and the guy with a beer

and we’ll drive away

from the ghosts in our heads

 

we’ll drive away

we’ll drive away

we’ll drive away

we’ll drive away

from the ghosts in our heads

CAPO (2)

 

Intro:                     D      G       A

 

Verse:                    D      G       A    x2

 

Pre-Chorus:          Bm      Em   x2 

I spit out my words to the atmosphere

 

Chorus:                     G          A      D       A          G        A       D  

we’ll drive away from the ghosts in our head