Guitar, Bass And Drums EP#3 (December 2010)

Better Off Dead

Small Talk

Rear View Mirror

Back In The Day

Got To Have It
Song With No Name

Backslide

Gina
Just No Way To Stop From Loving You
-- Bonus Tracks --
The Chosen One
Hurts

Better Off Dead

Everybodyís down upon their knees
Praying for it all to pass
Paralysed by terror on the streets
The only good times will not last
Least thatís what the papers say

We all think weíre free
Contained and unique
One word from the man
We bleat like sheep
I heard that the rules
Are changing again
Tell me can we make amends

Thereís a hole in the sky
An ache in our heads
Believe what they say
Weíre better off dead
But I donít know why
Weíre close to the edge
No reason to be
Better off dead

Take the strain try to ignite your soul
Donít you put your shit on me
All the usual suspects grease the pole
But Hotel Babylon is never free
Wipe the sleep out of your eyes

Stop making sense
Get off of the fence
Itís time to decide and take a chance
I heard that the rules
Are changing again
Tell me Ė do you know your thick from thin?

Thereís a hole in the sky
An ache in our heads
Believe what they say
Weíre better off dead
But I donít know why
Weíre close to the edge
No reason to be
Better off dead

The hole in the sky
An ache in our heads
Believe what they say
Youíre better off dead
I donít know why
Weíre close to the edge
No reason to be
Better off dead

The hole in the sky
An ache in our heads
Believe what they say
Youíre better off dead
I donít know why
Weíre close to the edge
No reason to be
Better off
Oooh weíre better off dead
Yeah weíre better off dead
Weíre better better

I donít know why
Weíre close to the edge
No reason to be
Better off dead
Oooh weíre better off


Small Talk

Back in school I was taught to be no-one
But I failed all the tests and got picked on
Walked the halls simply dreaming
Of desires I'd be one day fulfilling

Wouldn't call it an ego exactly
I just thought those things matter of factly
Like a spring would up tight I was pensive
Back in my great British comprehensive

Time to get living
Time to get living
Time to get living

I know it's just small talk
It's just small talk
It's just small small talk
I know they don't mean it
They don't mean it
I know they don't mean it anyway

Teachers they tried to be interested
Failed with the talents they were blessed with
It was easier to ignore the thick kids
Take a break in the staff room forget it

I was born into Thatcher's disaster
Cruel and selfish the buzzwords that matters
I don't understand why that they praise it
Cos it really was crap in the 80's

Lost a generation
Lost a generation
Lost a generation

I know it's just small talk
It's just small talk
It's just small small talk
I know they don't mean it
They don't mean it
They don't mean it anyway

I know it's just small talk
It's just small talk
It's just small small talk
I know they don't mean it
They don't mean it
They don't mean it anyway

Beaten, washed out, flopped ambition
Gremlins, bugged breakdown, collision
Deadlock, stalemate, fall recession
No way back, no future vision
Get rich, get your heart condition
One last chance, one small incision
Come up smelling like the roses
Bloody minds and bloody noses

And we felt so insecure

But I can't say
But I can't say
But I can't say

My embryonic idea
Found my senses response was nirvana
I guess back in the day I was trying
On my instincts I was relying

Try to keep living
Try to keep living
Try to, try to,
Try to keep living

I know it's just small talk
It's just small talk
It's just small small talk
I know they don't mean it
They don't mean it
They don't mean it anyway

I know it's just small talk
It's just small talk
It's just small small talk
I know they don't mean it
They don't mean it
They don't mean it anyway

I know it's just small talk
It's just small talk
It's just small small talk
I know they don't mean it
They don't mean it
They don't mean it anyway


Rear View Mirror

Preternatural contact lense
Tourist trail around the bend
Hetro flirting makes us dress to undress

Chameleon gobsmacked live
The apron the blood the knives
Oh so sexy without being too obvious

Here it comes again
Here it comes again
Running through my brain
Like a train
Yeah it just keeps coming around
Coming around
Looking through my rear view mirror
Does not make it any clearer now
Cause it's coming around

Black sporadic holes in time
Filthy twinkle in her eye
Those skeletal remains will give it away

Chic sharp shock misunderstood
She's so hot she burns the wood
Got it coming but where's the fun in
Entering a race and then never stop running

Here it comes again
Here it comes again
Running through my brain
Like a train
Yeah it just keeps coming around
Coming around
Looking through my rear view mirror
Does not make it any clearer now
Cause it's coming around

Everytime I get that feeling
Turn my back towards the ceiling
All my memories congealing
Into space and out of time
Out of time

Find the key, open the door
Sometimes less ain't always more
Beg, steal and borrow
So where's the sorrow?
Getting it today beats not getting it tomorrow

Here it comes again
Here it comes again
Running through my brain
Like a train
Yeah it just keeps coming around
Coming around
Looking through my rear view mirror
Does not make it any clearer now
Coming around

Here it comes again
Here it comes again
Running through my brain
Like a train
Yeah it just keeps coming around
Coming around
My rear view mirror
My rear view mirror
My rear view mirror
My rear view mirror


Back In The Day

We were flawless back in the day
No one ignored us with something to say
They sang the chorus hip hip hip hip hip hurray
Hey hey

I got my hopes up back in the day
I felt my knees lock and then give way
I got a phone call told me Iíd nothing to say
To say

[Chorus]
Back in the day we had sun sun sun
Back in the day we had fun fun fun
Back in the day we all belong long longed
I made my mind up back in the day

We ??hatched?? a lifestyle back in the day
We made it worthwhile in every way
We had the answers but never knew just what to say
To say

Chorus
Chorus

We did our homework checked out the stats
We squeezed the drops out until we collapsed
Rock fashionistas never without the right hats
Right hats

We got a big deal back in the day
We got our throats cut and flew to LA
Jumped on the Trans-Am but nobody asked me to pay
To pay

Chorus
Chorus


Got To Have It

Getting hungry for your taste
Cant let that feeling go to waste
It's hard to practise what I preach
When you are out of reach

You cracked me open wide
Why don't you step inside
Within my blackened soul
You feel that deep dark hole

When you say that I can't have it all (Got to have it)
Got the key but can't open the door (Got to have it)
And there's nothing in this world I want more (Got to have it)
Got it have it, got to have it for sure

It's your love that I so crave
And I will take it to my grave
You fill the world where I reside
With what I can't describe

I feel you when you're not around
I would like to show you how
Till that day I'll play the fool
Hopelessly in love with you

When I can't find the touch that I need (Got to have it)
When my heart gets a start and it bleeds (Got to have it)
Flick the switch turn me on let me see
Got to have it got to have it concrete

When you say that I can't have it all (Got to have it)
Got the key but can't open the door (Got to have it)
And there's nothing in this world I want more (Got to have it)
Got it have it, got to have it for sure

When I can't find the touch that I need (Got to have it)
When my heart gets a start and it bleeds (Got to have it)
Flick the switch turn me on let me see
Got to have it got to have it concrete

Got to have it (Got to have it)
Got to have it (Got to have it)
I've got to have it (Got to have it)
Got to have it 
Got to have it (Got to have it)
Got to have it
Got to have it


Song With No Name

Try erasing all the drama
Try to get to know your karma
The understanding's got so twisted
Somewhere below my name is listed
Listed

Get the words but got no meaning
Got a heart but got no feeling
Always permanently leaving
This song's got no name
It's such a shame

Where is the light? Where is the tunnel?
An echo filtered through a funnel
The line is broken smashed sedated
Never more to be related

Get the words but got no meaning
Got a heart but got no feeling
Always permanently leaving
This song's got no name
It's such a shame
This song's got no name
It's such a shame
This song's got no name
It's such a shame
This song's got no name
It's such a shame
This song's got no name
It's such a shame

Get the words but got no meaning
Got a heart but got no feeling
Always permanently leaving
This song's got no name
It's such a shame

(This song's got no name)
Get the words but got no meaning
(This song's got no name)
Got a heart but got no feeling
(This song's got no name)
Always permanently leaving
This song's got no name
It's such a shame

(This song's got no name)
Get the words but got no meaning
(This song's got no name)
Got a heart but got no feeling
(This song's got no name)
Always permanently leaving
This song's got no name
It's such a shame
It's such a shame
It's such a shame
It's such a shame


Backslide

As I lay down
I felt the sound
Of breaking glass
Wind in the grass
I turned to look
But saw no trace
Nothing at all
Uncomfortable
My mind erased
Subconscious placed
A daisy chain
To take the strain

Finger on my trigger happy time

One of use will fall tonight
One of us will be alright
And avoid the backslide
Avoid the backslide

I had the cause
But no effect
Should I go on?
Retrace my steps
My crown of throns
Has cut my face
That cute disease
Was tailor made

Finger on my trigger happy time

One of use will fall tonight
One of us will be alright
And avoid the backslide
Avoid the backslide
One of us will turn to stone
Some of us will get back home
And avoid the backslide
Avoid the backslide

From the danger zone
We gotta find our way home
Get a look in your eye
Make a note of the time
I'm at one with the call
Not a number at all
It's gonna be alright
Alright

One of use will fall tonight
One of us will be alright
And avoid the backslide
Avoid the backslide
Some of us will make the grade
One of us will start to fade
And not avoid the backslide
Avoid the backslide

Brace yourself here comes the wave
Dig in deep your choice is made
To avoid the backslide
Avoid the backslide
One of use will fall tonight
One of us will be alright
And avoid the backslide
Avoid the backslide
Backslide
Backslide


Gina

The devil is on side
If you wanna play tonight
I can really shake my tail for you
Try to I see you standing there with your pitch black stare
Come on, tell me what's a man to do?
Tonight the streets are ours
With power in the name of God
The light that shines on you
Ain't blinding me enough to stop

What do you want
I'll give you fame and fortune

Gina
Don't leave me standing here
No way will I collapse my fear
All I want is to keep you near
Gina
Don't leave me standing here

Come on take my hand
Will you help me live again
Cause I'm feeling like a 5 star fake
And I'm working overtime
Cause I gotta feel obliged
To deliver on the promises made
I've been upside down side, inside out
I don't know where to turn
That life support machine you gave me has already burned

Please understand
That I was born to love
I won't demand
But I can't live without you

Gina
Don't leave me standing here
No way will I collapse my fear
All I want is to keep you near
Gina
Don't leave me standing here

Standing here
Don't leave me
Whoa don't leave me

Please understand
That I was born to love
I won't demand
But I can't live without you

Gina
Don't leave me standing here
No way will I collapse my fear
All I want is to keep you near
Gina
Don't leave me standing here


Just No Way To Stop From Loving You

Iíve said goodbye
So many times
I can't hide the truth
That thereís just no way to stop from loving you

I tried to leave
But I can see
Thereís nothing I can do
No thereís just no way to stop from loving you

I feel your presence
And I am weaker than a child
You descend from high above me
To vanquish my denial 

In a single breathless moment
There is nothing I have to prove
No thereís just no way to stop from loving you

The day I stopped
To let your love
Rain down and soak me through
There was just no way to stop from loving you

When I touch your skin
I know I canít win
I give in Ďcos I know I'll lose
Thereís just no way to stop from loving you

As you penetrate the surface
I grow weaker each day
Out of all the worldly pleasures
Itís you that blows my heart away

Every waking moment
I feel love so deep and true
No thereís just no way to stop from loving you 

You are strong when I am weaker
Youíre the truth when Iím a lie
You can cut me with a single word
You can sooth me with your eyes
You amaze me you sustain me
I was lost before I met you
Now Iíve found
Yeah Iíve found
Safe and sound
You have taken me to the higher ground

Now every waking moment
I am willing my defeat
Obsessively I stay awake at night
So I can watch you sleep
If I had a million lifetimes
I couldnít them without you
No thereís just no way
Just no way
Thereís just no way to stop from loving you


The Chosen One

Though itís hard to admit
I stopped making sense
Between the blood and the spit
I lost my confidence

But I never thought
That I would live to see
All my hopes fade away
Be left with just bad memories

So hold on tight, donít be scared
Donít look down unless youíre well prepared
Turn my face to the sun
Iím not gonna be the chosen one

This foolish work of art
Has everything but taste
Where cautious men slow down
The idiot makes haste

And the tracks of my tears
As plain as the egg on my face
And as I crack a smile
Itís hard to imagine what those tears erase

Stop right now, hold the phone
Just you wait until your dad gets home
Happiness, a warning gun
Iím not gonna be the chosen one
Footloose now, two left feet
Sometimes hell's the only place to be
Putting your faith in fools
And always wrong
Well Iím not gonna be the chosen one
Iím not gonna be the chosen one

I wonít wait
Canít be late
When Iíll be back I canít say
I wonít wait
Canít be late
When Iíll be back I canít say

So forgive my mouth
Accelerate
It's a lot harder
Putting on the brakes
Guilt complex
Hours of fun
Iím not gonna be the chosen one

Upon us all
A little rain
All men know the truth but still complain
Welcome to this house of fun
Iím not gonna be the chosen one
The chosen one
The chosen one
The chosen one
Iím not gonna be the chosen one
Turn my face to the sun
Cos Iím not gonna be the chosen one


Hurts

Thereís always something taking place
Beneath my happy face
That I wear a frown
It isnít that I have a doubt
Itís more about the feeling
Thatís hanging round

It isnít like a new phenomena
Was just a commoner
Way back when
But at the time Iím flying
Thereís no point in us denying
What's happening

[Chorus]
Cos it hurts just a little bit more
Than it ever did before
Yeah it hurts just a little bit more
Than it ever did before

Dice is always loaded
So the game I canít control
Itís never fair

The crumbs beneath the table
Arenít sufficient to disable
All that I fear

Where in this equation
Is the source of my salvation
And happiness

Still waiting for an answer
Iím a lover not a dancer
Of all your sweet tenderness

But it hurts just a little bit more
Than it ever did before
Yeah it hurts just a little bit more
Than it ever did before
And it takes all my time to ignore
Everything that's gone before
Yeah it hurts just a little bit more more more 

But itís a good ?????

Yeah it hurts just a little bit more
Than it ever did before
Yeah it hurts just a little bit more
Than it ever did before
And it takes all my time to ignore
Everything that's gone before
Yeah it hurts just a little bit more
Than it ever did

Yeah it hurts just a little bit more
Than it ever did before
Yeah it hurts just a little bit more
Than it ever did
And it takes all my time to ignore
Everything that's gone before
Yeah it hurts just a little bit more more more more