Fear Of The Big Hit

 

It’s a drug I can’t resist so mainline it to my veins

Put the needle back or press repeat to feel that way again

One moment there is nothing and then something comes along

Some stranger guessed the cut of you for 180 seconds long

 

There’s a few lines of the truth then a good rhyme gets in the way

You know no one is waiting up for you to be so great

All I know I can write on the back of a stamp

On a letter from America about a breakfast with Supertramp

 

You push and push, sometimes you push too much

For a Yesterday, And Your Bird Can Sing

But a chorus isn’t everything

 

Don’t say I’m pessimistic for just staring at my feet

I’m looking for the point of view the optimists don’t see

The accidental tracks me down, it’s what I’ve always found

On my way to somewhere else is when I break to higher ground

 

You push and push, sometimes you push too much

For a Yesterday, And Your Bird Can Sing

But a chorus isn’t everything

You push and push, sometimes it’s not enough

For the Golden Years, Oh, You Pretty Things

And a chorus isn’t everything

 

Push and push – This could be the last time

Push and push – This could be the last rhyme

Push and push – This could be the last time

Push and push – This could be the last line

 

This could be the last time

This could be the last rhyme

 

Met Commander Cohen at a mountain monastery

Be brave while someone’s looking, it should be my policy

I took a breath, pushed the door, it creaked on a rusty hinge

I said, “Len, can you tell me friend, what rhymes with orange?”

 

So old dog will meet new pup

Waters ran deep now they’re all dried up

Had some doubts and let them in

But a chorus isn’t everything

So old dog will meet new pup

Waters ran deep now they’re all dried up

Had some doubts and let them in

But a chorus isn’t everything

 

(Kay/Robin)

 

Normal People

 

Join the club, that’s what people asked

It’s a task I don’t remember

Don’t wanna come across like Groucho Marx

Won’t join if I can be a member

I’ll fight for the cartoon life, spiked with death defying feats

Too soon the old life will resume to consume and watch repeats

 

To get that Friday feeling, you must have Monday morning

The Sunday night, the homework fright

That truth is always dawning

To get that Friday feeling, you must have Monday morning

The Sunday night, the homework fright

That truth is always dawning

 

Most normal people say could you would you like to join us

But I don’t stay in touch, but I don’t stay in touch

Most normal people say could you would you like to join us

But I don’t stay in touch

Doesn’t really mean that much to me

Doesn’t mean that much to me

 

If you wear a name tag at 35, you may need to think about your life

If you wear a name tag at 35, you may need to think about your life

 

To get that Friday feeling, you must have Monday morning

The Sunday night, the homework fright

That truth is always dawning

To get that Friday feeling, you must have Monday morning

The Sunday night, the homework fright

That truth is always dawning

 

Most normal people say could you would you like to join us

But I don’t stay in touch, but I don’t stay in touch

Most normal people say could you would you like to join us

But I don’t stay in touch

Doesn’t really mean that much to me

 

Most normal people say could you would you like to join us

But I don’t stay in touch, but I don’t stay in touch

Most normal people say could you would you like to join us

But I don’t stay in touch

Doesn’t really mean that much to me

 

Doesn’t really mean that much to me x 4

 

(Kay/Robin)

 

Birthday Snow

 

Birthday snow, I suppose it time I let you go

I never really kept you anyway

All I ever held of you was your gaze

Caught just for a while and then it fades

 

You gave me the blues

I found it so hard not to look at you

I’ll change all my ways

All of the things I can arrange

 

Is it the cold, I’m feeling old

It brings a chill, down to my bones

Out in the dark, I’m on my own

 

Waiting in the birthday snow

 

Birthday snow covered over all that was green

Cold made warm, at least that’s what it seemed

Killed all that was once fresh and newly green

The kiss of frost will end it all at dawn

 

You gave me the blues

I found it so hard not to look at you

I’ll change all my ways

All of the things I can arrange

 

Is it the cold, I’m feeling old

It brings a chill, down to my bones

Out in the dark, I’m on my own

 

Waiting in the birthday snow

 

(Robin)

 

 

Tom Petty Taught Me Everything I Know

 

Thought I was on my own now I know I’m not alone

Tom Petty taught me everything I know

About running away and staying out late

Tom Petty taught me everything I know

Of the teenage life I never had, so I learned to play guitar

Drive-ins never existed for me, just closed down cinemas

Plan your escape the only thing to do

When you’re stuck in your head and in your room

When all that you wanna do is go

Tom Petty taught me everything I know

 

Thought I was on my own now I know I’m not alone

Tom Petty taught me everything I know

A voice in the night that made it all alright

Tom Petty taught me everything I know

The ends of the earth were close enough, not near enough the see

The highways were all closed to me, everywhere but in my dreams

Pull toward the bright lights now

Hoping that I don’t blow out

Only halfway down the road

Tom Petty taught me everything I know

 

Thought I was on my own now I know I’m not alone

Tom Petty taught me everything I know

But en route so many joined you

Tom Petty taught me everything I know

So I see the similarity between Run To You and Refugee*

Last Nite is just American Girl in a different world with a different girl

And he sounded like what came before

But I’ll leave that for another show

Tom Petty taught me everything I know

Tom Petty taught me everything I know

Tom Petty taught me everything I know

 

*Variation: So I see the similarity between I Won’t Back Down and Stay With Me

 

(Robin)

 

A Better Place

 

I find I’m still getting up, even at the thought of nothing left

And if there’s anything else, well I won’t place my bet

Breaking family chains, not always been this way

 

I want it all for you

But I need proof

 

You say, you say, they’ve gone to a better place

You say, you say

You say, you say, they’ve gone to a better place

 

Want you to get a better seat, get a better view

Sat at the back is not working for you

But really what difference does it make?

Between stop and start, and hot and cold

Just the feeling is enough for you to hold

And blow the night away

If there’s a better place I can’t say

 

I find I’m still walking round, with you on my mind

Sometimes I wish that I could leave it all behind

Placed something in my hand to make it all okay

 

I know you can’t wait

But I can’t find faith

 

Want you to get a better seat, get a better view

Sat at the back is not working for you

But really what difference does it make?

Between stop and start, and hot and cold

Just the feeling is enough for you to hold

And blow the night away

If there’s a better place I can’t say

 

You say, you say, they’ve gone to a better place

You say, you say

You say, you say, they’ve gone to a better place

You say, you say, they’ve gone to a better…

 

Want you to get a better seat, get a better view

Sat at the back is not working for you

But really what difference does it make?

Between stop and start, and hot and cold

Just the feeling is enough for you to hold

And blow the night away

If there’s a better place I can’t stay

 

(Robin)

 

 

Love You All Over Again

 

What we had, And how could we hold that

Keep it safe from harm

We had been warned

 

But we went a little further

Reaching out was bound to hurt us

Easy doubts we both deserved it

Didn’t we, didn’t we?

 

Now I find it a little strange, how far we’ve come

How much we’ve changed but I’m feeling a little caged

A little caged tonight

 

Scan this view been here before

In this room we know the score

 

See it in a different frame

Hear when you don’t call my name

 

My only wish is that I’m left alone

For long enough for fear to take hold

Take a breath count to ten

And I might find I’ll love you all over again

 

What we had, And how could we hold that

Keep it safe from harm

We had been warned

 

Couldn’t take it any longer

Finding strength I couldn’t conjure

All the worlds left to conquer

Wanting them, wanting then

 

We need to know if this for show so let me in

Let me now, then keep me in or let me go

Let me go tonight

Have to see just what is real, away from this

See what we feel, for sanity I appeal

I appeal tonight

 

My only wish is that I’m left alone

For long enough for fear to take hold

Take a breath count to ten

And I might find I’ll love you all over again

My only wish is that I’m left alone

For long enough for fear to take hold

Take a breath count to ten

And I might find I’ll love you all over again

 

(Kay/King/Robin)

 

A Little History

 

I prepared for this, laid on my bed

Rehearsed it all, what might be said

Played it out, to a tee, for every eventuality

Want you to know that I’m grateful,

Want to show I’m not too hateful

I couldn’t grow, I had my plateful

When the cracks began to show

 

Who’s that girl? What does she mean to you?

What does she mean to me? We have a little history

 

I envy him, I was so green

I wish to show him what I’ve seen

This is what was left behind

When you were first to see all my signs

Now you’re back, I’m in the corner

Being okay, that’s a tall order

I will break for the border

As you’ll break my heart again

 

Who’s that girl? What does she mean to you?

What does she mean to me? We have a little history

 

Know I’m grateful, not too hateful now

But I had my plateful, when the cracks began to show

I’m in the corner, It’s a tall order now

I’ll break for the border, as you’ll break my heart again

 

Under the spell of what you do, it’s broken now and it’s not quite you

Under the spell of what you did, I wanted out but I just hid away

 

(Kay/Robin)

 

 

King Of Invisible

 

It’s not divisible, it’s the king of invisible

And you can’t see the hurt that people pack away

It’s not divisible, it’s the king of invisible

And you can’t see the hurt that people pack away

 

In a storm, where you were born and you thought 

No one would see

Hide the scars, the radars on still you pass by

So silently 

So your tails between your legs but you’ll

Win hearts and minds

You want the chance of growing up but

You can’t face tonight

 

Surf the wave and hope it makes sense

You can’t take the weight of a government 

Saw what happened from the passenger seat

Someone else’s war but your plea for peace

 

It’s not divisible, it’s the king of invisible

And you can’t see the hurt that people pack away

It’s not divisible, it’s the king of invisible

And you can’t see the hurt that people pack away

 

So I guess I’d hoped by now, these old thoughts

Would be gone

They’re cut deep within these grooves so nurse the wound

Put a bandage on

In a crowd, no one around, yet it gets 

So hard the hear

You’re friends are gone so your enemies words are

Whispered in your ear

 

“What do you fear?”

 

Buttoned up, zipped right in

Something has to give

Buttoned up, zipped right in

Something has to give

 

It’s not divisible, it’s the king of invisible

And you can’t see the hurt that people pack away

It’s not divisible, it’s the king of invisible

And you can’t see the hurt that people pack away

 

Surf the wave and hope it makes sense

You can’t take the weight of a government 

Saw what happened from the passenger seat

Someone else’s war but your plea for peace

 

It’s the monsters they make

But here in the thick of it

It’s what you create

 

It’s not divisible, it’s the king of invisible

And you can’t see the hurt that people pack away

It’s not divisible, it’s the king of invisible

And you can’t see the hurt that people pack away

 

(Kay/Robin)

 

Did You Know My Son?

 

Your breath has been taken

The wind knocked out of me

My world turned upside, turned inside out

I’d like you back, remove the threat of the town

Push life back into your veins

I can do it again

 

Did you know my son?

I was far behind

Did you know my son?

Did you have the time?

Did you know my son?

Did you get to know my son?

 

So I had a thought, I placed an ad

Soon all the letters came flooding back

I did not care to know the names

A truth was there, a wish was held 

He lived more than me

 

Did you know my son?

I was far behind

Did you know my son?

Did you have the time?

Did you know my son?

Did you get to know my son?

 

Did you know my son?

Did you get to know?

Did you know my son?

What I didn’t know

Did you know my son?

Did you get to know my son?

 

Never knew him, I raised him, loved him, feared him

Clothed him, opened him, closed him

Never knew him, I raised him, loved him, feared him

Clothed him, opened him, closed him

 

(Robin)

 

 

When He Came Home

 

Forgot his history, all he could remember

Kicked his heels around, longer than intended 

 

He was married to her, in all but name

The weight of the world, fell heavy on his frame

 

When he came home, I knew the bad had happened

I’d seen it all before, but I was so helpless

 

He passed through me on the stairs

But his face, it stayed the same

I knew I couldn’t change the cold feeling there

He noticed me before when he came home

 

We sat in the dark, it was purely not my choosing

Self made misery, self perpetuating

 

Youth is wasted on the young and old the same

He’ll take what he’s given

Same thought played over and over again

An empty vessel sailing from living

 

I’d take some little things, pretend that they were mine

When I slammed the door, he could’ve asked for more

 

(Robin)