Teenage Fanclub


Shadows


Sometimes I Don't Need To Believe In Anything

Drifting back through blossom streets
The silent meets the loud
The cooling towers and the mysteries
The gloaming light surrounds

Deep inside
You never let go
Deep inside
You’ll never let this go

Taking a ride on a subway train
To feel more alive when you get back out again
And if you meet those eyes
You feel you’ve always known
Under a summer sky
As a gentle wind is blowing

Sometimes I don’t need to believe in anything

Heading west towards the glowing evening sunset on an august night
Waking up before the mist has fully lifted in the morning light

You feel the sadness in her eyes
As the autumn wind and golden leaves start singing

Sometimes I don’t need to believe in anything


Baby Lee

Love me, leave me, take my possessions and go
Wine me, dine me, wreck all the things that I know
I'm enchanted, I've fallen under your spell
How can I resist when you cast them so well?

Baby Lee I'm only trying to remind you
They had me in mind oh yeah when they designed you
And Baby Lee I'm always watching from a distance
Oh marry marry me oh baby now I am insisting

Wake me, shake me, put my emotions on show
Make me suffer, tell everyone that you know
I'm enchanted, I've fallen under your spell
How can I resist when you cast them so well?

Baby Lee I'm only trying to remind you
They had me in mind oh yeah when they designed you
And Baby Lee I'm always watching from a distance
Oh marry marry me oh baby now I am insisting

 

The Fall

I fell into another world
And I tried to discover
What I was
I fell into my lover’s arms
And I tried to recover
What I’d lost

On this autumn day
I feel the feelings I’d lost
Crossing lines I never thought I’d cross
To uncover a new way

I turned my back on those city sights
And I climbed into the mountains
To see the stars
My eyes fix time on those ancient lights
Like gravity makes fountains
What they are

On this autumn day
I feel the feelings I’d lost
Spend my time and never count the cost
Crossing lines I never thought I’d cross
To uncover a new way

A new way

The leaves on the trees shield my eyes from the sun
But the leaves that I see, they won’t be there for long
When I light a fire underneath what I was
I won’t feel sad, only warmed by the loss

 

Into the City

Headlights
Turn on and set to stun
Way ahead of everyone
On this starless night
The steep climb
Riding into misted lanes
Then down through the cloud again
On the northern side

Over the hills that bring the river
Its slow continuous line
By the open moors and empty fields
A serpentine twisting ride

Live wires in endless streets
The crowded valley’s alight
Breaking through the warm electric glow
That stretches deep out of sight
As we drive back into the city

The city’s secrets open up before my eyes
The coloured streets as beautiful as butterflies
It feels so alive
I feel so alive

Street lights
I’ve been away too long
Been missing what’s going on every day and night
To this sweet life
The joy in my heart is drawn
I feel it’s where I belong
Day and night

 

Dark Clouds

The wind it haunts the valleys
The river's running away
The cities and the soil
The paving stones and the clay

Dark clouds are following you
But they'll drift away,
I watched a night turning into a day

Oh memories, illusions
Been poring over my life
The beautiful confusion
A voyage into the night

Dark clouds are following you
But they'll drift away
I watched a night turning into a day

The lovers and the mothers
The summers spent in the sun
The living and the dying
The races still to be run

Dark clouds are following you
But they'll drift away
I watched the night turning into a day

Dark clouds are following you
But they'll drift away
I watched the night turning into a day

Dark clouds are following you
But they'll drift away
I watched the night turning into a day

 

The Past

Rolling through the city sprawl
On a late night train
The moon will survive us all
Waiting for a friend to call
I’m adrift again
I search for nothing at all

Modern life corrodes us all
You know that it’s true
Give yourself a wake up call
Let the past come back to rescue you

Seduced by a friendly fire
I just watch the room glow
Machines couldn’t take me higher
Don’t want to be a lonely liar
With a living tombstone
Your warmth fills my desire

Modern life corrodes us all
You know that it’s true
Give yourself a wake up call
Let the past come back to rescue you

I wake up to the morning star
Embraced by phosphorescence
My dreams stay where they are
I now know where to start
No longer lost and guessing
Revealed by an open heart

Modern life corrodes us all
You know that it’s true
Give yourself a wake up call
You know what to do
Memory retains it all
You know that it’s true
Give yourself a wake up call
Let the past come back to rescue you
The past come back to rescue you
The past come back to rescue you
The past comes back to rescue you

 

Shock and Awe

Electric colours flicker
The anger and the strife
They are analysing details
Through the morning
Through the night

From chaos, order
From darkness, light
I will offer no resistance
I can offer no respite

Wake me when the conflict is over
I aim for a peaceful life
And shake me when this madness is no more
I favour a peaceful life

Cain and Abel
The wrong and the right
I will offer no assistance
In their battle, in their fight

Wake me when the conflict is over
I aim for a peaceful life
And shake me when this madness is no more
I favour a peaceful life

Wake me up when the fury is over
I like living a peaceful life
Shake me when this conflict is no more
My aim is a peaceful life

 

When I Still Have Thee

From the western isles, to the tasman sea
There's a world of men and machinery
But the birds still sing, and the sunshine's free
No I don't need much, when I still have thee

Well the rolling stones wrote a song for me
It's a minor song in a major key
But the stars still shine, the museum's free
No I don't need much, when I still have thee

It's a modern hymn, for the you and me
For the go-betweens and the red army
Long as I still breath, and the air's still free
No I don't need much, when I still have thee

But the birds still sing, and the sunshine's free
No I don't need much, when I still have thee

For the rolling stones, and the red army
No I don't need much, when I still have thee

 

Live with the Seasons

Clouds in the sky
Reflect in the sea
They mirror my life
Then they disappear

Breathe in the air
Got nowhere to be
I get my life
From the atmosphere

I wandered the earth
But now I’ve come back here
To live with the seasons
And to be with you
I’ve pondered the worth
Of our lives on this sphere
But I don’t need reasons
When I’m here with you

Distracted by life
Don’t know what to be
But infinite feelings
Never disappear

Rain on my face
Pulled up from the sea
There’s an ocean of meaning
In a lover’s tear

The wind and snow and rain make me feel you

I wandered the earth
But now I’ve come back here
To live with the seasons
And to be with you
I’ve pondered the worth
Of our lives on this sphere
But I don’t need reasons
When I’m here with you
I live without reasons
When I’m here with you

 

Sweet Days Waiting

Storm clouds in the harbour
Dark waves have been drawing you in
This big old world’s getting harder
Waiting for the troubled days to end

I know you’re strong and I wish you well
Caught like the air in a diving bell

Hard nights in the city
Holding for the breaking of the dawn
This big old world’s getting darker
Sometimes it’s hard to know what’s going on

‘round here the light is declining
But somewhere beyond the horizon

There are sweet days
Waiting there
For you

 

The Back of My Mind

She's in the mountains looking for a melody
She says there's music living in the breeze
You just can't look beyond the horizon
She is a diamond waiting to be freed

She calls to me, sweet memory
She calls to me from the back of my mind

She is a stream that's searching for a river
She is the sunlight taken by the sea
She doesn't know what's dead or living
She's like a diamond waiting to be freed

She calls to me, sweet memory
She calls to me from the back of my mind

She is a river searching for an ocean
She says there's magic hidden in the trees
She's doesn't know if she's dead or living
She is a diamond waiting to be freed

She calls to me, sweet memory
She calls to me from the back of my mind

 

Today Never Ends

The sunlight pours in through my windows
I travel back in time
The past’s a place where chaos stays indoors

The time you borrowed
Arrives tomorrow
Today’s the day that never ends

I listen to your conversation
And I look into your eyes
They transmit different information

The time you borrowed
Arrives tomorrow
Today’s the day that never ends

The time you borrowed
Arrives tomorrow
Today’s the day that never ends

Ends

 

Dark and Lonely (iTunes bonus)

I put my arms around you and I feel your heart beat next to mine
I love and do adore thee and I think about thee all the time

Through this dark and haunted night I long to have thee by my side
Through this dark and lonely, lonely night

I have held you in the morning bed your sleeping body I do know
Only you could cure the pain and suffering that I do undergo

Through this dark and haunted night I long to have thee by my side
Through this dark and lonely, lonely night

??? embraces treasure and will stay forever in my mind
And the long abiding image is of we together and entwined

Through this dark and haunted night I long to have thee by my side
Through this dark and lonely, lonely night

Through this dark and haunted night
I long to have thee by my side

Through this dark and lonely, lonely night

 

Secret Heart (Japan bonus / Baby Lee 7" B-side)

Do you lies away (?)
Don't hesitate or sway
Chances come around
For steady eyes

Turn the silence down
Head on into town
The cycle lanes alive
Mobilze the movement

Secret heart
Are you gonna try to win
Open up and let's begin
Beauty took a neck(?) somehow
Are you gonna see it through
How you're gonna start anew
Beauty took a neck(?) somehow

You ought to do what's right
And you were there tonight
And tensions will provide
And harmonize

The moon is climbing high
There's magic in the sky
Hearts and minds collide
Crystallized and fusing

Secret heart
Are you gonna try to win
Open up and let's begin
Beauty took a neck(?) somehow
Are you gonna see it through
How you're gonna start anew
Beauty took a neck(?) somehow