Twisted Rhapsodies (2003)

CD1: Twisted Rhapsodies CD2: Live at Rock City
When Love Has Gone  Breakdown 
Inside Out  Kicking Up Dust 
Viewfinder Some People Are More Equal Than Others
Cutting Me Down To Size Young Gods 
Twisted Rhapsody Inside Out 
Million 2 1 Forgiveness
Crush Don't Prey For Me
Weight Of The World Refresh Yourself
Pure Radical Your Lover
Beautiful Mistake Too Much Too Young
Fools Gold Harder All The Time
Paper Thin The Way That I Live
When Will We Learn? Live in the Studio:
Sugar Spiderman
If My Heart Was Free Get Your Feet On The Ground
Firefly

Lyrics

When Love Has Gone

When love has gone
And you can't go on
No sense in trying to work it out
When love has gone

When you don't feel
The things that should feel
When it's not real, you must let her know
When love has gone

When you wake up
But you don't ????
It's not just her face that you ???? to
When love has gone

When love has gone (repeat-y dream-y section)

When love has gone
You feel alone
But you'll be alright, just keep holding on
When love had gone

When love has gone (repeat-y dream-y section)


Inside Out

Run down in this clockwork life
I'm almost down for the count
This years attractions of panic reactions
Resulting in something profound
I drove to the coast to retreat
Kick back and relax, find my feet
Took lessons in boredom, without warning
I found myself facing defeat

I'm not staying underground
So much out there to be found
I'm on the road to nowhere, trying to hitch a ride

Get it out, I'm getting outside from the inside out
Gonna find my own off this roundabout
Getting outside from the in

I am a renaissance man
I got in touch with my soul
But the fly in the ointment was disappointment
Of finding square pegs in round holes

I hear the ticking of the clock
I hear the tone and mission bell 
If this is heaven then
I'd rather be in hell

Get it out, I'm getting outside from the inside out
Gonna find my own off this roundabout
Getting outside from the inside out
Getting outside from the inside out

Sick of the pain, sick of the rain
Sick of me trying to explain
Sick of the words, sick of it all
Sick of the writing on the wall
Sick of the pain, sick of the rain
Sick of trying to explain
Sick of the words, sick of it all
Sick of the writing on the wall
Sick of the pain, sick of the rain
Sick of trying to explain

I've been falling on this song
Trying to get out before I loose control
Won't sit around waiting for something more to give

Get it out, I'm getting outside from the inside out
Gonna find my own off this roundabout
Getting outside from the inside out
Getting outside from the inside

I swear someone's watching my face (getting outside from the inside out)
And they paranoid all my friends (getting outside from the inside out)
Close circuit TV has made it so easy (getting outside from the inside out)
Now he watches me watching him (getting outside from the inside out)

United I stand all alone (getting outside from the inside out)
Laughing at this freedom joke (getting outside from the inside out)
Getting outside from the inside out
Getting outside from the inside out

Get it out!


Viewfinder

Not gone just abandoned again
Still I stand in these four walls alight
Yeah yeah
I'm weak whilst the rest are strong
Forget my head if it weren't screwed on tonight
Yeah yeah

I got the feeling to move my feet
There's new kids now here on my street
Turn around, will they be there again

I'm looking through a viewfinder
To see what I can find
I'm looking through a viewfinder
Maybe I've been blind

Not gone just forgotten the way
The blue-eyed sky has turned a wicked gray
Yeah yeah
Outside there's blood on the walls
Get inside, so we're away from harm
Yeah yeah

When the sun is ???? and the juices are cold
???? daddy ragging hole?
If I turn and look, will they be there again

I'm looking through a viewfinder
To see what I can find
I'm looking through a viewfinder
To find some piece of mind
I'm looking through a viewfinder
Maybe I've been blind
I'm looking through a
I'm looking through a 
I'm looking through a 
I'm looking through a 

Pick up the beat, I move my feet
There's new kids now here on my street
Turn around, will they be there
Will they understand
Will they still care

I'm looking through a viewfinder
To see what I can find
I'm looking through a viewfinder
To find some piece of mind
I'm looking through a viewfinder
Maybe I've been blind
I'm looking through a
I'm looking through a
I'm looking through a
I'm looking through a (yeah)


Cutting Me Down To Size

Agressive rush
Injured state
Catch a cold, hurry up, dont be late

Fight the fight
Mend the break
Cold irrational sizematic fate

Shes cutting me down to size (cutting me down to size)
Shes cutting me down to size (cutting me down to size)
Shes cutting me down to size I realise

Hot and  dry
See the road
Getting everything ready to go

Wrap me up
With a bow
Bask a while in the warm afterglow

Shes cutting me down to size (cutting me down to size)
Shes cutting me down to size (cutting me down to size)
Shes cutting me down to size I realise
Shes cutting me down to size (cutting me down to size)
Shes cutting me down to size (cutting me down to size)
Shes cutting me down to size I realise

I feel good
I cant wait
I feel ready to vegetate

Close my eyes
And count to ten
In the end we begin once again

Close my eyes (cutting me down to size)
Count to ten (cutting me down to size)
In the end we begin once again (once again)
(Once again) (Cutting me down to size) repeats

Close my eyes (cutting me down to size)
Count to ten (once again)
In the end we begin once again (once again)

(Once again) (Cutting me down to size) - repeats to end


Twisted Rhapsody

Call up my friends to let them know
A shadow of the truth, to light the load
Shut down the factory, that manufactured me
On overload

Bend of my ear make me deaf again
Severed my nerves, to feel no pain
No ???? tragedy, salute the majesty
Then let me go again
Unto this...

This twisted rhapsody
Of brutal harmony
All this complexity
Confuses everything I see
In this twisted rhapsody

So powerful yet bruised and broke
Upstages everything for one last joke?
All the insanity, just for vanities of ???down I go???
Until this...

This twisted rhapsody
Of brutal harmony
All this complexity
Confuses everything I see
In this twisted rhapsody

This twisted rhapsody
Of brutal harmony
All this complexity
Confuses everything that I see
In this twisted rhapsody


Million To One

From the start until the end of everything
I was party to the crime
I hid my face but I can't say that I'm without blame
I did my bit from time to time

But it did not turn me on
It was a million to one (million to one)

We hit the slipstream then descended through the clouds
With panic rising in my chest
She danced in silence, I was screaming out loud
Strangers in my sleep, I held my breath

But it did not turn me on
It was a million to one
But it did not turn me on
It was a million to one (million to one)
Million to one
Million to one
Million to one

Tranquilized the dull and intoxicate the soul
Arrest, surprise and stimulate
Moderate, compose, unravel and unwind
It's all up to you, decide your fate

And you might just turn me on
It's a million to one
And you might just turn me on
It's a million to one
It's a million to one (million to one)
It's a million to one (million to one)
It's a million to one (million to one)
It's a million to one (million to one)


Crush

I took a chance on the maximum high
Pure and distorted but always sublime
To the touch (tailor made for you) (tailor made for you)

Full face of fakery, catch if you can
Humble and joyous but always must 
Fit to the plan (baring the brunt again) (baring the brunt again)

One step ahead of the oncoming rush
I am tripping beneath it
Feeling the crush of the
Weight that is forcing me under its touch
I am happy and laughing
And feeling the crush

Theres quite a view from the top of the tree
But Im not impressed by the jokers waving at me
(something)

Its never forever but always right now
Its funny but I dont recall killing your sacred cow
(Killing time again, killing time again)

One step ahead of the oncoming rush
I am tripping beneath it
Feeling the crush of the
Weight that is forcing me under its touch
I am happy and laughing
And feeling the crush

One step ahead of the oncoming rush
I am tripping beneath it
Feeling the crush of the
Weight that is forcing me under its touch
I am happy and laughing
And feeling the crush

Yeah Im one step ahead of the oncoming rush
I am tripping beneath it and
Feeling the crush of the
Weight that is forcing me under its touch
I am happy and laughing
And feeling the
Feeling the crush
Feeling the crush


Weight Of The World

Can't carry all the weight of the world
Can't carry all the weight of the world
Can't carry all the weight of the world (weight of the world)
Can't carry all the weight of the world (weight of the world)

Can't carry all the weight of the world
Can't carry all the weight of the world
Can't carry all the weight of the world (weight of the world)
Can't carry all the weight of the world (weight of the world)

I have lost my faith in all religions
Think I'll believe in me instead
At least that way I know my own opinions
Are not what someone else has said

I've had enough of watching politicians
Form the lies on my TV
I've never yet seen one with any answers
At least that's the way it looks to me, to me

I've got a big mouth when I get mad
Can't help it but it's making me sad
Cos I can't carry all the weight of the world
But I'll try to the best I can
I will take a stand for what I believe

(Weight of the world)
I have lost my faith in the constitution
The strong will always trample on the weak
But I won't put my trust in no revolution
That's not the answer that I seek, that I seek and

I've got broad shoulders and a big heart
Can't help it I'm just playing my part
But I can't carry all the weight of the world (weight of the world)
But I'll try to the best I can
I will take a stand for what I believe

From my window I watch lost men wander
Seems their eyes are tightly laced
Stumble on regardless that the answers
Are staring them right in the face, in the face and 

I'm a peace lover but I'm hot-headed
I can't help it sometimes I get so mad
Cos I can't carry all the weight of the world
But I'll try to the best I can
I will take a stand for what I believe
Yeah, for what I believe
For what I believe

Can't carry all the weight of the world (weight of the world)
Can't carry all the weight of the world (weight of the world) 


Pure

I feel generous tonight
Don't care if I'm wrong cause it sure feels alright
Don't know why I get this way
Not my fault it's all down to my DNA

Won't even try to understand it
That's only wasting my time

Don't it feel so pure
When I'm running off the rails
Don't it feel so pure
When the wind is in my sails

When I say I've lost control
Sometimes there is nothing here to hold
What's the difference anyway
I'd rather blow out quick than slowly fade away

I've got some good advice to give you
All that I know is that I know

Don't it feel so pure
When I'm running off the rails
Don't it feel so pure
When the wind is in my sails
Don't it feel so pure
When I'm running off the rails
Don't it feel so pure
When the wind is in my sails

Leave my baggage by the door
Swear I'm going, I don't need it anymore

I've got no good advice to give you
I only hope that we'll fulfill you
Won't even try to understand it
That's only wasting my time

Don't it feel so pure
When I'm running off the rails
Don't it feel so pure
When the wind is in my sails
Don't it feel so pure
When I'm running off the rails
Don't it feel so pure
When the wind is in my sails
Don't it feel so pure (oh yeah)
So pure (oh yeah)
So pure (oh yeah)
So pure, so pure


Beautiful Mistake

Such a perfect sound, ringing of the truth
Better blue a kind of white, tightening the noose
Blisters in my mouth, bitter sweet the taste
Can't slow the motion of my beautiful mistake
Beautiful mistake
Beautiful mistake

Things I can't deny, and things I can't forget
Mother how I tried to stop, ??parked?? inside my head
????????, more than I can take
I must resign myself to understand my beautiful mistake
beautiful mistake (beautiful mistake)
beautiful mistake (beautiful mistake)
beautiful mistake (beautiful mistake)

Feeling kind of tight, like a baby's fist
Cried out for my mothers touch, something that I've missed
Though I hear the words, sounds I can not shape
I will not listen to my beautiful mistake
Beautiful mistake
Beautiful mistake (beautiful mistake)
Beautiful mistake (beautiful mistake)
Beautiful mistake (beautiful mistake)

Blisters in my mouth 
Beautiful mistake (beautiful mistake)
Bitter sweet the taste can't slow the 
Beautiful mistake (beautiful mistake)
Blisters in my mouth 
Beautiful mistake (beautiful mistake)
Bitter sweet the taste can't slow the 
Beautiful mistake (beautiful mistake)
Blisters in my mouth 
Beautiful mistake (beautiful mistake)
Bitter sweet the taste can't slow the 
Beautiful mistake (beautiful mistake)
Blisters in my mouth 
Beautiful mistake (beautiful mistake)
Bitter sweet the taste can't slow the 
Beautiful mistake (beautiful mistake)


Fools Gold

Welcome to paradise
It's just soap on a rope
I love sugar and spice
But it sticks to my throat

There is plastic for all
It's a comforting thought
If we can't find the real thing 
There is always the fake to be bought

But how long 
Will I be waiting
Fools gold
There for the taking

All my friends are so weird
But they're eager to please
They don't talk about much
That really stimulates me

Why I needed a change
But I'm too bored to go
Maybe I better off hanging 
Round with a girl that I know

But how long 
Will I be waiting
Fools gold
There for the taking

I'm hanging out with the strangest obsession
Hanging, still waiting for something to happen
Standing around as I've lost my direction
My memories gone I have no recollection
No recollection, no recollection

I can still feel my pulse
But it's getting weak
I keep holding my breath
Just to colour my cheeks

I can't seem to get up
The efforts too great
So I swallow it down cos
My eyes want to ?fade away?

But how long 
Will I be waiting
Fools gold
There for the taking
But how long 
Will I be waiting
Fools gold
There for the taking


Paper Thin

Words so hard to find
I tried to explain
It all comes out so wrong

Life fractures a faith
Invade the place
Confidence lives alone

But I cant decide how I should go
It seems like theres something that I dont know
So hard to start it again
It looks like my patience has worn paper thin
Paper thin

Anger rises up
Filling my cup
So hard to pacify

Frustrations abound
Bringing me down
Smashing the quiet time

Got to find my even keel
I tired to but Im not aware that feel
It seems like I never can win
It looks like my patience has worn paper thin

I can honestly say
If I had it again
I would settle for less
Cos my patience has worn paper thin
Paper thin


When Will We Learn

When will we learn to love unconditional
When will we learn to touch with more tenderness
When will we learn to feel when the pain is real
When will we learn, will we see, can we live free

When will we learn to stand for what is right
When will we learn to hear all the reasons why
When will we overcome everything we fear
When will we learn, can it be so, when will we know

When will we break the chain
When will we start again
When will our hearts be full
When will the pain be dull
When will the world be clean
When will we wake from dream
To find we're free from hate
And all our lives relate

When will we learn to talk so we all understand
When will we face the fact there is no promised land
When will we pay the price of so much sacrifice
When will we learn, when will we choose who's gonna loose

When will we close our ears to all religious fears
When will we realise, when will we compromise
When will the race be run, when will we all belong
When will our love be strong
When will we learn that we can not return once we've gone

When will we learn the truth cos I don't believe
When will we learn to give more than we receive
When will we learn to stop just killing what hope we've got
When will we learn
When will we learn
When will we learn
When will we learn
When will we (repeat to fade out)


If My Heart Was Free

I am tethered
Tethered to the stake of my own conscience
Yeah I am weathered
Weathered by a storm that rages deep within my soul

Am I stupid
Or just a little paranoid like everyone
But I wait to find myself
In a room that I dont recognise
And people all around me
They seem to make me ?????
Its beginning to show on my brave face

If my heart was free
Just like my mind Id be
Id be alright
Id be alright

I am driven
Driven by a power that I cant comprehend
It invades me
Its a supernatural ????? that I call friend

Im only human
And though I feel that Im as strong as any man
I can help stumbling
When the simple thing to do 
Would be to stop and turn around
And try and get back to the stars
My ??head or thoughts?? just fell from grace

If my heart was free
Just like my mind Id be
Id be alright
Id be alright

I am making my own ???? belief
Underneath am I getting nearer
To that place Ive been longing for so long

So long

If my heart was free
Id be alright
If my heart was free
Just like my mind Id be
Id be alright

Id be alright


Sugar Spiderman

Taste the sweetness of this earth
Eat the fruits for all your worth
On your lips the sugar hangs
For the sugar spiderman

Sugar spider climb the wall
Honey circle sents' his call
Slide on down the silken thread
Onto the corner of your head

So catch him if you can
Better shoot your spider man
So look out where you stand

Said the spider to the fly
Ill sing you a lullaby
Close your eyes and dim the lights
Something something something tonight

What a tangled web we weave
Tempt the ones you will deceive
Silently he lies in wait
So catch a ???? until you faint

So pick up where you stand
Better shoot your spider man
Catch him if you can

Yeah catch him if you can

Look out where you stand
Better shoot your spider man
Catch him if you can
Yeah catch him if you can
Catch him if you can
Shoot that spider man
Look out where you stand
Better shoot the spider man


Get Your Feet On The Ground

You think you wear the golden crown
But I will burn your playhouse down
Your nothing special, I can can see
And you don't mean that much to me

So get your feet on the ground
You'll get a lot more done if you shut your mouth
Get your feet on the ground
Who made you perfect anyway?
Who made you perfect?

Who made you better than the rest?
Ha! I got to get this off my chest
All that you touch don't turn to gold
It seems to me, you ain't being told

Yeah! So get your feet on the ground
Somebody, someday will shoot you down
Get your feet on the ground
Who made you perfect anyway?
Ah, not me man

Yeah!

So get your feet on the ground
You'll get a lot more done if you shut your mouth
Get your feet on the ground
Who made you perfect anyway?
Yeah yeah!

Yeah! So get your feet on the ground
Somebody, someday will shoot you down
Get your feet on the ground
Who made you perfect anyway?
Yeah! Who made you perfect anyway?
Who made you perfect?


Firefly

Go to her splinters
Daylight crack the night
They go flying through my head
Something up your light
Let me sleep another hour
Maybe then I might
See the firefly shine

??Round up?? Many colours
Fees a windswept kiss
I tried to reach the greener grass
But it vanished in the mist
I floated on a cotton cloud
But it faded down in the sky
Got a feeling that it might

Firefly, burning bright
Take that light, let it shine
Burning bright, firefly
Ease my mind

How long have I been falling
I can not hope to tell
I can not see the bottom ?down/now?
Nor from where I fell

But I see myself a lonely
And I tell it felt fine
When the firefly shines

Firefly, burning bright
Take that light, let it shine
Burning bright, firefly
Ease my mind

Firefly, burning bright
Take that light, wontcha let it shine
Burning bright, firefly
Ease my mind

Firefly, burning bright
Take that light, wont you let it shine
Burning bright, firefly
Ease my mind

Whoa, yeah
Whoa, Mr Firefly