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"I Need Direction"

I used to feel fine
you were to be mine
I need direction
to take me to you

I've asked the sunshine
shadowed the skyline
I need direction
to take me to you

I get brainwaves
I get visions
slow reaction
superstition

I need the ways and means to get through
I need an open heart to look to
nobody sees the same way I do
I need direction to get through

followed the ley lines
the faded out road signs
I need direction
to take me to you

I get spellbound
I get visions
slow advances
indecision

I need the ways and means to get through
I need an open heart to look to
nobody sees the same way I do
I need direction to get through

Honest I'd feel fine
if you were to be mine
I need direction to take me to you

"I Can't Find My Way Home"

I can't find my way home
It's always there when I'm gone
Stuck in time since I moved on

What I've got is what's here
What you say is what I hear
Far away life don't come near

Where I go, I go
and I know where I go wrong
What I know, I know
and I know where I belong

My mind's made up and I know why
Doubts cloud up my blue sky
Seasons change and time goes by

What I've found has changed me
Change is what you can't see
Being home is what found me

Where I go, I go
and I know where I go wrong
What I know, I know
and I know where I belong

Where I go, I go
and I know where I go wrong
What I know, I know
and I know where I belong

"Accidential Life"

Give in to me now I want you
I know the past comes back to haunt you
there are satellites in heaven
watching everything you do

This is a battle that you're losing
and life was never more confusing
now you're looking for a way out
of your accidental life

[Chorus]
But now your life is on the line
you can stay inside but you're out of time

You can't reason in your condition
and now you see life as a mission
maybe I know what your missing
tell me what you're going through

All your problems are distractions
still waiting for the main attraction
and you're looking for a way out
of your accidental life

[Repeat chorus twice]

"Near You"

I should get out of this seat
feel the world beneath my feet
strive to see more of the sun
try to change what I've become

Move on up through this down
take this luck and turn it around

I get near you but I never seem to reach you

Somewhere tonight the stars still shine
somehow I've got to re-align
fuelled by the promise of the sun
pulled by the charm this night has spun

Move on up through this down
take this luck and turn it around

I get near you but I never seem to reach you

"Happiness"

Don't know what I want to do
My laziness'll see me through
Happiness is all I need
The truth is never guaranteed

I'll let my state of mind content me
'til I know where my life has sent me to

All day long is long enough
To fill my head with useless stuff
Wisdom sometimes comes my way
Stolen from the words you say

I'll let my state of mind content me
'til I know where my life has sent me to

My life feels so worthwhile
When I go where you send me
When I can't find a smile
You've got one to lend me [x2]

What I don't see will sometimes find me
The truth is not what love will blind me to

My life feels so worthwhile
When I go where you send me
When I can't find a smile
You've got one to lend me
My life feels so worthwhile
When I go where you send me
When I can't find a smile
You've got one to lend me [x2]

"Dumb Dumb Dumb"

It's been playing on my mind
I don't want to waste your time
and the thought of you is tearing me apart

Had a name but now that's gone
I don't know where I went wrong
now I'm all alone and drifting in the dark

Take me back to what I know
cos I don't know where to go
and I'm finding it so hard to stay in tune

But it's hard to comprehend
getting closer to the end
and I hope that I'll be feeling better soon

Now I'm just a fading light
but I want to feel alright
and I hope that you can help me through the days

And I find it hard to sleep
cos I sold myself so cheap
do you think about me when I go away.

"The Town And The City"

Feels good to be here again
in the cool air and the driving rain
in the first light that morning brings
high five to future things

Chance is waiting just outside the door
arrange the space 'cause change is heading here for sure
if you can't see it right away
you've got to listen, you've got to listen
don't just walk away
listen for what you're missing
because this light feels alright

The high-rise in the setting sun
progress that has just begun
the new life that tomorrow brings
high five to future things

Motion stopped the wheels from turning round
silence called but I've been tangled up in sound
if you can't hear it right away
you've got to listen, you've got to listen
don't just walk away
listen for what you're missing
because this light feels alright

"The Sun Shines From You"

Even when the world is grey
I go where I wanna go, I'm OK
Rainy skies don't cloud my mind
I do what I wanna do, do what I wanna do
I don't know anything but I
say what I wanna say, say what I wanna say

Know that I want you

The sky in my mind is always blue
In my world the sun shines from you

Often I know I don't see
The waves of love that wash over me
Your love is a paradigm
For a man just looking for the next cheap rhyme
Visualizing paradise is a
thing I don't wanna do, a thing I don't wanna do

But I know that I want you

The sky in my mind is always blue
In my world the sun shines from you

Life traces the line in space between
What's gone and what's gonna be
Time chases me, my mind races
To find the place where I wanna be

The sky in my mind is always blue
In my world the sun shines from you

Know that I want you
Know that I want you (end)

"Straight & Narrow"

You were on the straight and narrow
You were going round the bend
and looking for a friend

Well you took off optimistic
but you landed on your head
and now you're walking dead

[Chorus]
What did you find
In the maze of your mind
Did it feel like the end of the road

Cigarettes they burnt your fingers
you were weak and you were sore
but still you had to score

When they found you in the basement
you were face down on the floor
and you could take no more

[Chorus]
What did you find
in the maze of your mind
did it feel like the end of the road

Didn't need a second warning
When you saw the others die
you couldn't even cry

"Cul De Sac"

Should I just keep rolling
all over this town
among the buildings
and amid the sound
feels like I've been wading
this whole season through
motivation is fading too

Got no expectation
no shadow to cast
no reputation's prepared to last
free to just keep going
and wander on through
the sleeping streets
in the morning dew

and it's no good

Feels like I've been waiting
this whole season through
compensation is overdue

and it's no good

"My Uptight Life"

The morning sun opens up my eyes
What I see is the same world I know you're seeing
My dreams are real until I realise
Realising's a slow fade from thought to being
The waking world is full of cynics' sighs
Cynicism's a box I don't want to be in
I'll stay in bed until I stabilize

I try to write this song
To move my life along
I know what I dream of
I'll save my life for love

Hidden meanings don't need to hide
When I hide from the world you're the one who'll find me
They don't need screening from the world outside
If the truth's overdue I know you'll remind me
If the truth police are sniffing out a lie
I've done nothing in life I can't put behind me
I'll use my life as an alibi

Meaning is something I got from you
Whenever I lost the plot you knew
What is it I haven't got
When I've got you

Meaning is something I got from you
Whenever I lost the plot you knew
What is it I haven't got
When I've got you

All my life I felt so uptight
Now it's all right.
[repeat to fade]

"If I Never See You Again"

If I never see you again
you will stay in my mind [x2]

We've only got a lifetime [x2]