Afraid of Sunlight

Gazpacho 
     
Saw you walking on your velvet lawn
Is it lonely on the moon?
You took a dive and swallowed all you could
Did you drink too much too soon?

Nothing left for you to fight about
And no one wants to see you try
The nearest neighbours are a mile away
Does the ocean hear you cry?

Punching at the sky
They say the King is losin' his grip again
They said you're bullet proof, they said you feel no pain
It seems the hero is misunderstood again

Is it love or is it surgery
Makes her seem so ill at ease
As she's begging you to please calm down
In her silk Armani on her knees

Did you carry out those threats I heard
Or were you only playing macho?
And the stains on her Versace scarf
Were they really just Gazpacho?

They say the King is watching his back again
They say the King is losing his grip again
Raging like a bull to an empty ring
D'you think they will forgive a hero anything?

Now the ring is just a band of gold
And your wife needs police protection
While you're sparring with the journalists
You're trying to win back her affection
Is this what it means to be a man
Boxing up all your emotion
So now she's gone and you're alone at last
You can tell it to the ocean

They say the King is losing his grip again
They say the King is countin' his numbered days
You never lost a fight in your whole life
You never had no trouble sleepin' through the night
The bottle and the doctor get you through the day
The boys who run the house'll make it all okay
You think they will forgive a hero anything
Maybe Hollywood
But maybe then again
Now the ring is just a band of gold
Drive the road
 
    
 
Lyrics: Helmer, Hogarth
Music: Hogarth, Kelly, Mosley, Rothery, Trewavas
 
        
    
Cannibal Surf Babe 
    
Let's meet up and get beat up

Well she tied me to the headboard with a surf leash
And her wet hair hugged her body like a long-lost friend
And I really tried my best to get across to her
But nothing she would say could be defended

Well her birthday suit it was her only present
When I looked into her eyes - no history
And I told her eating people wasn't pleasant
But she laughed a snake eye laugh and walked away from me

And I watched her as she walked across the coals
I watched her as she walked across the coals

Singing: I was born in nineteen sixty weird
And I'm your nightmare surfer babe
Mr. Wilson where's your sandbox and your beard
'You still looking for the perfect microwave?

So I really did my best to get across to her
I said: "One day every pebble hits the beach"
And I kissed her face and held her like a long-lost friend
But she was too far out there to be reached
To be reached
She was too far out there

She was singing: I was born in nineteen sixty weird
I'm your nightmare surfer babe
Mr. Wilson where's your sandbox and your beard
'You still looking for the perfect microwave?

And the sun came up over the mountain
And the waves rolled in across the bay
And the fabulous brightly-coloured birds flew up out of the forest
And she said "Well we're all heaven's beautiful children living together in paradise
Lie down my dear... you're going to enjoy this"

And she looked like she'd had sex
With a Tyrannosaurus Rex

Singing: I was born in nineteen sixty weird, old man
I'm your nightmare surfer babe
Mr. Wilson where's your sandbox and your beard
'You still looking for that perfect microwave?
Perfect microwave

And I watched her as she walked across the coals...
And the sun came up over the mountain
And the waves rolled in across the bay
And the fabulous brightly-coloured birds flew up out of the forest
And she said "Well we're all heaven's beautiful children living together in paradise
Lie down my dear... you have enjoyed this"
 
    
 
Lyrics: Helmer, Hogarth
Music: Hogarth, Kelly, Mosley, Rothery, Trewavas
 
        
    
Beautiful     

Everybody knows we live in a world
Where they give bad names to beautiful things
Everybody knows we live in a world
Where we don't give beautiful things a second glance

Heaven only knows we live in a world
Where what we call beautiful is just something on sale
People laughing behind their hands
As the fragile and the sensitive are given no chance

And the leaves turn from red to brown
To be trodden down
To be trodden down
And the leaves turn from red to brown
Fall to the ground
Fall to the ground

We don't have to live in a world
Where we give bad names to beautiful things
We should live in a beautiful world
We should give beautiful a second chance

And the leaves fall from red to brown
To be trodden down
Trodden down
And the leaves turn green to red to brown
Fall to the ground
And get kicked around

You strong enough to be
Have you the courage to be
Have you the faith to be
Honest enough to stay
Don't have to be the same
Don't have to be this way
C'mon and sign your name
You wild enough to remain beautiful?
Beautiful

And the leaves turn from red to brown
To be trodden down
Trodden down
And we fall green to red to brown
Fall to the ground
But we can turn it around

You strong enough to be
Why don't you stand up and say
Give yourself a break
They'll laugh at you anyway
So why don't you stand up and be
Beautiful
Black, white, red, gold, and brown
We're stuck in this world
Nowhere to go
Turnin' around
What are you so afraid of?
Show us what you're made of
Be yourself and be beautiful
Beautiful
 
    
 
Lyrics: Hogarth
Music: Hogarth, Kelly, Mosley, Rothery, Trewavas
 
        
    
Afraid of Sunrise 
    
Dressed in black, no turning back
We blanked out on the Great White Way
Fingers in desire's crack
We'd bridge and tunnel into day
Abandoned to the salt of skin
Abandoned to the highway
Sand running in the hourglass
Heat of leather and mirages

So how do we now come to be afraid of sunlight
So how do we now come to be afraid of sunlight

Day-Glo Jesus on the dash
Scorch marks on the road ahead
Friendly fire in hostile waters
Keep the faith, don't lose your head
Don't lose your head

So how do we now come to be afraid of sunlight
Afraid of Sunlight

Agave flower
Sleep beside me
Driving on
Nevada's burning
Phoenix rising
Driving on
To sunlight

Day-Glo Jesus on the dash
Scorch marks on the road ahead
Friendly fire in hostile waters
Keep the faith, don't lose your head
Don't lose your head
So how do we now come to be afraid of sunlight
How do we now come to be afraid
Afraid of sunlight
 
    
 
Lyrics: Hogarth, Helmer
Music: Hogarth, Kelly, Mosley, Rothery, Trewavas
    
        
    
Out of This World 
    
Three hundred miles an hour on water
In your purpose-built machine
No one dared to call a boat
Screaming blue
Out of this world
Make history
This is your day
Blue Bird

At such speeds, things fly

What did she say?
I know the pain of too much tenderness
Wondering when or if you'll come back again
Wanting to live for you
And being banned from giving

But only love will turn you around
Only love will turn you around
Only love
Only love will turn you around
So we live you and I
Either side of the edge
And we run and we scream
With the dilated stare
Of obsession and dreaming
What the hell do we want
Is it only to go
Where nobody has gone
A better way than the herd
Sing a different song
Till you're running the ledge
To the gasp from the crowd
Spinning round in your head
Everything that she said
 
    
 
Lyrics: Hogarth, Helmer
Music: Hogarth, Kelly, Mosley, Rothery, Trewavas
    
        
    
Afraid of Sunlight 
    
Drive the road to your surrender
Time comes around... out of my hands
Small boats on the beach at the dead of night
Come and go before first light

Leave me running in the wheel
King of the world
How do you feel?
What is there to feel?

So how do we now come to be
Afraid of sunlight?
Tell me girl why you and me
Scared of sunlight?

Been in pain for so long
I can't even say what hurts anymore
I will leave you alone
I will deny
I will leave you to bleed
I will leave you with your life

So how do we now come to be
Afraid of sunlight?
Tell me girl why you and me
Scared of sunlight?

All your spirit rack abuses
Come to haunt you back by day
All your Byzantine excuses
Given time, given you away

Don't be surprised when daylight comes
To find that memory prick your thumbs
You'll tell them where we run to hide
I'm already dead
It's a matter of time

So how do we now come to be
Afraid of sunlight
How do we now come to be
Afraid of sunlight

Day-Glo Jesus on the dash
Chalk marks on the road ahead
Friendly fire in hostile waters
Keep the faith
Don't lose your head
So how do we now come to be?
 
    
 
Lyrics: Hogarth, Helmer
Music: Hogarth, Kelly, Mosley, Rothery, Trewavas

        
    
Beyond You 
    
If you were a baby I would take you and run
I could hide you in the folds of my heart
There's a truth in the madness that I can't get beyond
And a fever that won't leave me alone

I don't want my heart
Don't want my head
Don't want my friends
Don't want my bed
I can't live with myself
I can't live with myself
Can't take no help
I try to want to
But I can't get beyond you

I will stare from the window
At the shapes in the rain
As the space between us drives me insane

I can't live with myself
I can't live with myself
Can't take no help
Don't want no one else

If I was a child
I would refuse to leave
I would sit down on the street
Kick my legs and scream

I'm not much of a man
But I know how I am
I know this won't fade away
I will pretend and be strong
But I wonder where I belong

And the feeling comes in waves
A hole in my body, aching
Like a heart dying
A soul crying
Exhausted and insecure
Took all you have and I still want more
So I reach out to hold you
But all I do is hurt you
Hurt you

I can't live with myself
I can't live with myself
Can't take no help
I try to want to
But I can't get beyond you

If I was a child I would take you and run
And I say I don't know... But I know
And I say I'll go
You just spent the whole day
Driving away
 
    
 
Lyrics: Hogarth
Music: Hogarth, Kelly, Mosley, Rothery, Trewavas
 
        
    
King     

How long can you stand
Tightening up
Avoiding the fight
Avoiding the truth
Tighten the smile
Tighten the lie
Will you get what you want
To be cursed with your dreams
I hope for your sake
Something gets in the way

How long can you stand
Living under the lens
The kiss of success
The ensuing, all consuming, mess

Message of love
They arrive everyday
People you touch
Wasting away
People you don't know
Give you no choice

And you're sick to your stomach
At the sound of your voice
And the shape of your face
And the sound of your name
They send you pictures of yourself
It's someone you don't know
And they call you a genius
Cause you're easier to sell
But the fire in your belly
That gave you the songs
Is suddenly gone
And you feel like a fake
Is that what you want?
I hope for your sake
You've got what it takes
You've got what it takes
To be spoilt to death.
 
    
 
Lyrics: Hogarth
Music: Hogarth, Kelly, Mosley, Rothery, Trewavas

    
      
    
        
    
Icon     

Even if the good old days were good
Even if the old days were golden days
Even if the good old days were good
The past is a terrible place
The past is a terrible place to live

Misguided missiles
Skin creams and cars
Loaded with dreams
Loaded with dreams

Computer games
Pretty faces
Loaded with life
Loaded with live ammunition

Even if the good old days were good
The past is a terrible place
The past is a terrible place to live

Saving up for Linda
Saving up for Pam
Saving up for Naomi
Icon therefore I am
Saving up for Mary
Saving up for Jane
A thousand pieces all over the room
Let's do it all again
Icon therefore I am

Loaded with dreams
Loaded with life
I'm loaded with live ammunition
Loaded with dreams
Loaded with stories
Loaded with life
I only wish I knew you
How hard it is for me to spare
This kind of thing for you
If you sense a smokescreen here
A trick of dry ice
A trick of the dry eyes
 
    
 
Lyrics: Hogarth
Music: Hogarth, Kelly, Mosley, Rothery, Trewavas

    
      
        
        
    
    
Live FOrever     

Well I gave up cocaine and I gave up smack
I gave up drinking alcohol and smoking crack
I gave up living on the never never
But I can't give up believing that I'm going to live forever

Well I gave up computer games I gave up meat
I gave up watching TV in my favourite seat
I gave up wearing fur and I gave up wearing leather
But I can't give up believing that I'm going to live forever

Give it up, give it up
Don't you know you've got to lose?
The desires you were born with
And your talent to abuse
Give it up, give it up
There's a better life to live
Give it up, give it up
Give it all you've got to give
Well I gave up sugar and I gave up spice
I gave up everything that feels all right
Cause I feel that these addictions
Are a chain you have to sever
I'm addicted to believing
That I'm going to live forever
 
    
 
Lyrics: Helmer
Music: Hogarth, Kelly, Mosley, Rothery, Trewavas

    
      
        
    
Mirages 
    
Absence makes the heart go mad
All the solid things become mirages
The certain things
Sand running in the hour glass
Running away

I scream along the ledge
As the windows back and close
I run around try to prove the sunrise
I believe in belief
But it's proof I need
Can you show me it's me
Can you show me it's me

Traveling makes the mind go vague
All the special faces fade away
Spinning like a heat haze
Shimmering

Please send Polaroids
Or an ear in the post
A map to the treasure
A key to the closed
I need you like hell
Can you help me again
Can you show me it's me
Can you show me it's me
I run dry
I run out
I run cold
I need help
Trying to prove the sunrise
Trying to prove the tides
Trying to prove the blue moon sky
And is it you?
Is it you?
 
    
 
Lyrics: Hogarth
Music: Hogarth, Kelly, Mosley, Rothery, Trewavas

    
      
        
    
        
 
    
Sympathy (For the Road Crew) 
    
Now when you climb into your bunk tonight
And when you draw the little curtains
And eat your load-out sandwich
Just think about those out in the hot dog van
'Cause there's not enough bus to go 'round
No there's not enough bus to go 'round

And Mickey D is what we need my friends
And Mickey D is what we need
And Mickey D is what we need my friends
'Cause there's not enough bus to go 'round
No there's not enough bus to go 'round

Now half the band hates the other half
And half the crew has all the food
And half the band lies down and quietly starves
'Cause there's not enough bus to go 'round
No there's not enough bus to go 'round

And sympathy is what we need my friends
And sympathy is what we need
And sympathy is what we need my friends
'Cause there's not enough love to go 'round
No there's not enough love