MOVIE LOVE

You make me wanna dance in the middle of traffic

Or go singing in the rain without a jacket

I would still love you if I was a ghost

Where's a boom-box when you need it most?

Where's a lake to take you down to and do the lift?

“Don't get on that plane, 'cause I feel the same”

And if that's not movie love, I don't know what is

I wish I were a prince so I could be with you

And if I had a library I would give it to you

Not to be a hero but to get the girl

I would journey to the underworld

I would make a speech on New Years Eve to earn that kiss

“I know that it's late, but this couldn't wait”

And if that's not movie love, I don't know what is

A love without equal needs no sequel, spin-off or reboot

It's a meet-cute whenever I meet you, because you feel it too

“Don't get on that plane, 'cause I feel the same

Don't get on that plane, 'cause I feel the same"

And if that's not movie love

If that's not movie love

"I know that it's late, but this couldn't wait”

I know that it's late, but this couldn't wait”

And if that's not movie love

If that's not movie love

RESISTING RHYMES

Girl, I'm begging you please

See, I've been down on my luck, I can't go on

Can you help me to be brave?

I get hypnotised

When I look at your face I fall in love

Baby, I swear on the stars at night

They shine so strong all night through

They say when you wish upon them your wish becomes real

But all I really want to know is how you are

When you're caught in the chaos of everyday life

You can try your best to find reason or rhyme

But you won't - there's none of it to be found in this world

In this world

It's madness - nothing really makes sense

Keeping up the pretence nothing's wrong

It's hard to carry on this way

So those rare times when the stars align and everything is fine

They're to be treasured

Has it ever been your lucky day?

Something hasn't felt right

We've been spending the days and weeks apart

Now there's an ache inside my soul

Things are not what they seem

Is this real or a nightmare I'm inside?

Is there a safe place I can go?

There was a time when you were free

Now you say that I'm the only thing that you want

And I would hold you if I could, but I'm scared

BRIDGE

When there's madness, nothing really makes sense

Keeping up the pretence nothing's wrong

It's hard to carry on this way

So those rare times when the stars align and everything is fine

They're to be treasured

Has it ever been your lucky day?

So those rare times when the stars align and everything is fine

They're to be treasured

Has it ever been your lucky day?

 

CASA PETRARCA

Dogs barking in the square, water flowing everywhere

There's a backstreet fantasy that we were chasing

But couldn't see

We explored, hand in hand

We saw the pigeons and the café band

It was overdue for us to get away and try something new

Everything is really clear when there's no smoke in the air

It's a scent that makes me feel like I'm ready for another meal

He tried to give her a rose

But she didn't want one of those, you see

She just wanted to sit by the river and watch the sunset with me

A day can start with something sweet

And end with getting swept off your feet

Voices singing in the street, serenading us in our sleep

Look how quickly we have gone from the crazy to the calm

 

 

 

BLACK FRIDAY

There's silence all around, the madness is dying down

I should be homeward bound, but someone's standing in my way

It's fine to take your time, but now you've crossed the line

'Cause now you've taken mine, and left me with a lot to say

But don't despair, tomorrow is another day

And I swear that every cold Black Friday

Will be followed by a warm and sunny day

You shouldn't be surprised when the taxi man decides

He's gonna take you for a ride, he's gonna try to make you pay

But you've picked on someone strong

Someone who's worked all week long

They're not the kind you want to take on

'Cause they'll beat you at the games you like to play

CHORUS

A warm and sunny day

A warm and sunny day

But don't despair, tomorrow is another day

And I still swear, yeah, that every cold Black Friday

Will be followed by a warm and sunny day

A warm and sunny day

A warm and sunny day

WEAK DAY

Must've happened overnight

Somebody stole the light right from under me

Now I don't know what to do

I can barely move - can you help me?

Waited so long, now it's all gone wrong

And all 'cause somebody couldn't hold their tongue

And the price is being paid by those of us who remain

I wasn't there when the fires raged

But I read about it on the front page

Dark days these streets have seen

Some things, they just can't be caged

Disaster is all the rage - I hope someday it won't be

But until that day I pray you'll send some strength our way

Some of the names have changed

But things are much the same in our neighbourhood

Some are hardly there - they've stripped our cupboards bare

Things are not so good

How we all miss that time of bliss

At least that's what it felt like compared to this

We were happier before, when we believed there was more

CHORUS x2

Our way

 

 

ELEVEN-SEVEN

No one likes to get up early, to leave their bed

“I've had enough sleep” is a phrase nobody has ever said

Just the thought of waking before day-breaking

It fills me with dread

Gotta face the day, gotta beat the traffic, to stay ahead

I'm lost in a daydream

Avoiding the mainstream, and where it's flowing to

Something is going to change - if it doesn't, I'll scream

I get mine

I get mine, do you get yours?

I get mine

I get mine, do you get yours?

I'm not one to take things slowly - who's got the time?

To waste a day or a minute only would be a crime

A chance getting lost may occur on your watch, but not on mine

I take every opportunity that life throws at me

And make them shine

At least that's the game-plan, but I am a weak man

Known to exaggerate, prone to procrastinate

Sleep late whenever I can

CHORUS

I get mine

I get mine, do you get yours?

I get mine, I get mine, I get mine

I get mine, I get mine

I get mine, do you get yours?

90s KID

I was a 90s kid, so all the stupid stuff I did was private

With no social media around

It was a simpler time, now we all just live online - so social

Back then MSN was all we had

I'm the last generation who can say “Internet dating, I predate”

And for all the games and fun I had my PS1

Candy bars were bigger then, and they were thirty pence ... then

It was a hell of a decade

You had no reason to be afraid if you grew up in the nineties

It was a hell of a decade

You had no reason to be afraid if you grew up in the nineties

We had great cartoons - Dexter's Lab and Tiny Toon Adventures

Rugrats and Batman saved the day

All I listened to were Alan Menken's Disney tunes and MJ

Cheesy pop and Britpop led the way

The two best years for movies of all time - 1994 and '99

There were sitcoms at their peak, new classics every week

And I can say I was there when they all first aired ... yeah

CHORUS

Far out, to me it's far out

Far out, to me it's far out

Far out, to me it's far out

Far out, to me it's far out

CHORUS x2

SILLY BOYS

No one really understands why he won't even look him in the eye

Never underestimate just how stubborn

Silly boys can be if they try

Guess I shouldn't be surprised - still, I can't help rolling my eyes

Tell me what's the point of this separation

Tell me what is wrong with you guys

Thinking back on the times we had

Awesome nights out with the lads

How could things have gone so bad?

Everyone is hoping there might be a way of stopping their fight

'Cause this one has been going on far too long

Is there a way of making it right?

I don't see an ending in sight - both of them are hurting inside

But neither one will ever admit how much

If nobody will swallow their pride

Is it really worth it?
Is it worth the cost?

All the memories that you made

All the memories that you've lost

Looking back on the things we wrote

Dirty jokes and movie quotes

That is what I miss the most

COOL LADIES

 

She's a sucker for the seaside, it's her second home

She took me on a silent journey, never left the room

She's my muse and I amuse her, it goes hand in hand

And we are both fans of the band

Through her I met Frank and Toby, now they're pals of mine

Through me she met friends and families

Come on down, we'll have ourselves a good time

Meanwhile in the legion, the princess and the dude

Are probably taking pictures of their food (of their food)

Anyone who knows her knows you couldn't hope to meet

Anyone as selfless or as generous and sweet

All she wanted on her birthday was a day with me

And a card made specially

My CD is always playing when she's in the car

So I think it's safe to say that

She's the biggest fan I've ever had by far

So this little tribute's the least that I can do

I'm so very grateful to have you (to have you)

When she called she always asked how I was doing first

Always cared about our family like we cared for hers

Charity and animals were what she loved the most

And she was such a gracious host

She told me she's glad there's things the camera doesn't see

But even to outsiders it was clear

She was the centre of the family

There are very few who stay cool when they get old

But I ask you, isn't that the goal? (it's my goal)

 

 

POSTED SCRIPT

 

Once I learned how, I wrote my dream down

Poured it all onto paper

I don't know yet what the next step is
O
r how to go about it

Once it's out of my hands

I know that's when anything can happen

Could it be that this dream will be the one to break the pattern?

Words are worlds of the soul

And for now I still have control

A tale of childhood, meant to do good

Like a gift sent from heaven

A magical mixture of past and future

Here and now in the present

Once it's out of my hands

I know that's when anything can happen

Could it be that this dream will be the one to break the pattern?

Words are worlds of the soul

So while I have control

I'll hold on as long as I can

'Cause what if no one understands

Where I'm coming from, what I mean?

The clearest vision there's ever been

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